US Pat. No. 10,194,321

PERIODIC MOBILE FORENSICS

THE MITRE CORPORATION, M...

1. A method for analyzing data on a plurality of mobile devices, comprising:for each of the plurality of mobile devices:
scanning current data in memory on a respective mobile device and generating a plurality of hash values based on the current data, wherein each hash value is generated for a respective block of data of the current data,
identifying, using a processor of the respective mobile device, a plurality of changes in the current data of the respective mobile device based on a previous scan of the respective mobile device by identifying changes in the plurality of hash values relative to hash values generated in the previous scan and marking offsets for blocks of data having changed hash values in a database,
after identifying the plurality of changes and marking the offsets for the plurality of changes, querying the marked offsets to collect information about the plurality of changes,
storing the information about the plurality of changes in the current data at the respective mobile device, wherein the information comprises at least one block of data having at least one changed bit and a location within the current data of the at least one block of data having the at least one changed bit,
sending the information to a server,
reconstructing the current data of the respective mobile device at the server based on the information about the plurality of changes in the current data of the respective mobile device and baseline data, wherein the baseline data is a single image representing an initial state of the plurality of mobile devices stored at the server, and
analyzing the plurality of changes in the current data of the respective mobile device at the server by comparing the reconstructed current data of the respective mobile device to reconstructed data of the respective mobile device based on the previous scan of the respective mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,241

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOUDSPEAKER PROTECTION

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A loudspeaker protection system comprising an audio signal processing component that includes:first audio signal processing circuitry comprising a non-linear constraint filter that is configured to:
receive an audio signal;
receive one or more parameters of an excursion model of a loudspeaker from a model estimation component; and
generate a processed version of the audio signal corresponding to a constrained predicted excursion based on the one or more parameters of the excursion model; and
second audio signal processing circuitry configured to apply a gain change parameter to the audio signal prior the audio signal being received by the first audio signal processing circuitry, the gain change parameter being based on a temperature of a component of the loudspeaker.

US Pat. No. 10,194,225

STRAP ARM OF HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY WITH INTEGRATED AUDIO PORT

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A head-mounted display (HMD), comprising:a front rigid body;
a strap arm attached to a strap that secures the front rigid body to a user's head, the strap arm including:
a body portion defining a boss at a side of the body portion, the boss having an aperture, the boss rotatably connecting the strap arm to the front rigid body, the body portion further defining an audio passage to transmit sound from the aperture and an audio port to output the sound, the audio passage being defined along the body portion between the aperture of the boss and the audio port; and
a speaker positioned to emit the sound through the audio passage and to the audio port.

US Pat. No. 10,194,080

MULTIPLE CHANNEL IMAGING SYSTEM

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A method of imaging comprising:monitoring a field of view with a first imaging sensor of a multiple channel imaging system; and
monitoring the field of view with a second imaging sensor of the multiple channel imaging system, wherein the second imaging sensor monitors the field of view in a stand by state;
activating second imaging sensor from the stand by state to an active state upon detection of a change in the field of view of the first imaging sensor, wherein the activating the second imaging sensor from the standby state includes at least one of increasing resolution, increasing frame rate, or increasing imaging sensitivity for the second imaging sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,194,071

MODULAR MOTION CAMERA

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

1. A camera comprising:a camera body comprising a plurality of walls that defines an interior cavity, the plurality of walls comprising an opening through which light enters the camera body;
an image sensor positioned in the interior cavity and configured to generate image data corresponding to the light contacting the image sensor;
a slot antenna positioned in the interior cavity, the slot antenna comprising a plurality of surfaces, the plurality of surfaces comprising a slot that extends over two orthogonal planes defined by two different surfaces of the plurality of surfaces, one of the plurality of surfaces being parallel with and proximate to one of the plurality of walls, the plurality of surfaces comprising at least two surfaces that have a concave curvature, the slot extending across at least part of one of the at least two surfaces that have the concave curvature; and
electronic circuitry positioned in the interior cavity, the electronic circuitry being configured to process the image data and use the slot antenna to transmit and receive radiofrequency signals.

US Pat. No. 10,194,021

METHOD, MEDIUM FOR OBTAINING CALL RECORDS OF MOBILE TERMINAL, AND MOBILE TERMINAL

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A method for obtaining call records of a mobile terminal that are missed during the mobile terminal is offline or shutdown, the method comprising:sending, after the mobile terminal is recovered from offline or shutdown, a record obtaining message to a server, the record obtaining message comprising a starting time and an ending time of the offline or shutdown of the mobile terminal and a telephone number of the mobile terminal;
obtaining, according to the record obtaining message, one or more outgoing call records of contacts associated with the telephone number of the mobile terminal from the server;
obtaining, from the outgoing call records of the contacts, a missed incoming call record of the mobile terminal; and
inserting the missed incoming call record into call records of the mobile terminal according to a call time of the missed incoming call.

US Pat. No. 10,193,897

IDENTITY AND TRUSTWORTHINESS VERIFICATION USING ONLINE AND OFFLINE COMPONENTS

Airbnb, Inc., San Franci...

1. A computer implemented method, comprising:receiving, from a user, by a computer, information about a first online identity of the user of a first-party online system, the first online identity including a first name and a last name of the user;
receiving from the user, credentials for an account of the user in a third-party online system;
sending a request to the third party online system for information about a second online identity of the user, the request including the credentials, the third party online system different than the first-party online system;
receiving, from the third-party online system, information about activities performed by the user in the third-party online system;
determining an online trustworthiness score based at least on the information about the activities performed by the user in the third-party online system;
sending a request to one or more databases for information associated with first name and the last name of the user;
receiving, from the one or more databases, offline information about an the user;
determining an offline trustworthiness score based on the offline information; and
determining a trustworthiness score based on the online trustworthiness score and the offline trustworthiness score; and
responsive to determining that the trustworthiness score of the user is below a threshold value, exiting the user out from creating a user account in the first-party online system.

US Pat. No. 10,193,890

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS TO MANAGE WHITELIST INFORMATION

Alaxala Networks Corporat...

1. A communication apparatus connected to a network comprising a plurality of data receivers that are configured to receive data from the network,wherein each of the plurality of data receivers belongs to a data receiver group made up of at least one data receiver, and adds, to the received data, control information indicating the data receiver group to which the data receiver belongs,
wherein the communication apparatus further includes:
a controller configured to generate a whitelist based on data received by each of the plurality of data receivers;
a priority storage memory area that stores priority information indicating a priority of each data receiver group; and
a whitelist storage first memory area that stores therein the whitelist, and
wherein the controller is configured to:
receive control information of first data and a plurality of types of header information of the first data, the first data being received by a first data receiver;
select at least one parameter from the plurality of types of header information of the first data based on the priority of a first data receiver group to which the first data receiver belongs and a storage condition, the priority being indicated by the priority information, the storage condition indicating the number of whitelist entries that can be stored in the whitelist storage first memory area; and
add, to the whitelist, an entry that includes control information of the first data and the at least one selected parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,193,773

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR DISTRIBUTED NETWORK PACKET STATISTICS COLLECTION IN A TEST ENVIRONMENT

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A method for distributed network packet statistics collection in a test environment, the method comprising:instantiating first and second operations that implement different portions of a network packet statistics collection task on processing nodes implemented on different processors in a network packet statistics collection system;
utilizing an auto-discovery mechanism for the second operation to subscribe to a set of capabilities and identify the first operation as a matching operation, wherein utilizing the auto-discovery mechanism includes:
publishing a set of attributes from the first operation to a broker;
at the second operation, subscribing, by transmitting a message to the broker, to an operation having the set of attributes;
receiving, at the second operation and from the broker, notification of the matching operation, the notification including information for connecting to the first operation; and
establishing a channel between the first and second operations; and
executing the network packet statistics collection task, where the first and second operations perform the different portions of the network packet statistics collection task.

US Pat. No. 10,193,742

SELECTING A CORRECTIVE ACTION FOR A NETWORK CONNECTION PROBLEM BASED ON HISTORICAL DATA

KodaCloud Inc., Campbell...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by one or more hardware processors, causes performance of operations comprising:identifying a first network connection problem in a current environment associated with a first set of one or more conditions;
determining that a second network connection problem, with a second set of one or more conditions that is within a particular range of the first set of one or more conditions, was corrected by an application of a first corrective action;
determining that a third network connection problem, with a third set of one or more conditions that is within the particular range of the first set of one or more conditions, was corrected by an application of a second corrective action;
determining a first success rate associated with the first corrective action, wherein the first success rate is based on both (a) a number of times that the first corrective action was successful for a set of network connection problems and (b) a number of times that the first corrective action was attempted for the set of network connection problems;
selecting the first corrective action, rather than the second corrective action, for application to the first network connection problem, based on at least the first success rate associated with the first corrective action; and
applying the first corrective action to correct the first network connection problem.

US Pat. No. 10,193,705

METHOD, COMMUNICATION NETWORK, AND CONTROL UNIT FOR THE CYCLICAL TRANSMISSION OF DATA

BECKHOFF AUTOMATION GMBH,...

1. A method for transmitting data on a ring-shaped transmission path to which a control unit and several nodes are connected, permission to output discrete telegrams to the communication path being given to the control unit and not the nodes, the control unit cyclically outputting data in the form of telegrams to the transmission path, and controlling the transmission process in order to continuously output telegrams during an entire transmission cycle time taking a transmission standard into account, the method comprising the steps of:the nodes exchanging data using the telegrams when passing therethrough, wherein
the control unit subdivides a transmission cycle into a number of subcycles having the same length, the control unit transmitting at least one communication telegram in each subcycle into which a first node writes in data for a second node located downstream in the transmission path into the communication telegram when passing through, the second node reading out the data written into the at least one communication telegram when passing through, the control unit transmitting at least one further telegram, the further telegram being any of a data telegram for the nodes and a placeholder telegram for filling up the subcycle.

US Pat. No. 10,193,676

PILOT ALLOCATION METHOD FOR MULTI-ANTENNA SYSTEM AND PILOT ALLOCATION APPARATUS

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method for a multi-antenna system, wherein the multi-antenna system comprises L cells, and each cell comprises a base station with M antennas and K single-antenna users, the method comprising:determining, by a system comprising a processor, a first number of pilots to be allocated and a second number of training cycles at least according to a third number of users in each cell; and
determining a pilot allocation scheme of the each cell according to the first number of pilots to be allocated and the second number of training cycles;
the determining the pilot allocation scheme of the each cell comprising:
determining first pilots allocated for users in the l-th cell used during each training cycle of the training cycles, and during each training cycle, allocating second pilots of at least the k-th user of the l-th cell to different users in other cells of the multi-antenna system,
wherein L, M and K are positive integers, l=(0, . . . , L?1), and k=(0, . . . , K?1),
wherein the first number of pilots to be allocated K? is a prime number not less than Kmax, and Kmax indicates the third number of users in a cell with most users in the multi-antenna system,
wherein the second number of training cycles B?Kmax,
wherein the determining the pilot allocation scheme of the each cell comprises allocating pilots for users in the each cell according to the following:
andwherein Al is a pilot allocation matrix of the l-th cell, the [b,k] element of Al is an index corresponding to pilots allocated to the k-th user of the l-th cell during the b-th training cycle, and b=(0, . . . , B?1).

US Pat. No. 10,193,595

EXCITATION AND USE OF GUIDED SURFACE WAVES

CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, I...

1. A method, comprising:positioning a charge terminal at a defined height over a lossy conducting medium;
adjusting a phase delay (?) of a feed network connected to the charge terminal to match a wave tilt angle (?) corresponding to a complex Brewster angle of incidence (?i,B) associated with the lossy conducting medium;
adjusting a load impedance (ZL) of the charge terminal based upon an image ground plane impedance (Zin) associated with the lossy conducting medium; and
exciting the charge terminal with an excitation voltage via the feed network, where the excitation voltage establishes an electric field that couples into a guided surface waveguide mode along a surface of the lossy conducting medium; and
wherein the feed network comprises a feed line conductor coupled to the charge terminal and a coil coupled between the lossy conducting medium and the feed line conductor, where the phase delay (?) of the feed network includes a phase delay (?y) associated with the feed line conductor and a phase delay (?c) associated with the coil.

US Pat. No. 10,193,534

WIRELESS POWER SYSTEM TUNING APPARATUS

Garrity Power Services LL...

1. A wireless power transmission system comprising:a wireless transmitter capable of transmitting power; and
a wireless receiver capable of receiving power such that the transmitter or the receiver comprises a controller and a resonant tank, and the resonant tank comprises a capacitor and an electrically tunable inductor including a control coil, the controller being configured to adjust a current in the control coil to adjust the inductance of the electrically tunable inductor, the controller being further configured to produce a constant value of the current in the control coil to produce a desired inductance of the electrically tunable inductor.

US Pat. No. 10,193,353

GUIDED SURFACE WAVE TRANSMISSION OF MULTIPLE FREQUENCIES IN A LOSSY MEDIA

CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, I...

1. A system, comprising:a guided surface waveguide probe configured to launch a guided surface wave along a lossy conducting medium, wherein a field strength of the guided surface wave decays exponentially as a function of a distance from the guided surface waveguide probe;
a plurality of power sources coupled to the guided surface waveguide probe, individual power sources of the plurality of power sources being configured to excite the guided surface waveguide probe at a respective frequency of a plurality of different frequencies; and
a control system configured to adjust an operation of the guided surface waveguide probe for operation at a frequency of the plurality of different frequencies.

US Pat. No. 10,193,341

METHOD OF OPERATING PARALLEL TRANSFORMERS

MASCHINENFABRIK REINHAUSE...

1. A method of controlling parallel operation of N transformers in a parallel circuit in which a respective tap changer of each transformer has a respective control sensor and all of the control sensors are connected together by a communications connection, N being equal to or greater than 2, the method comprising the steps of:generating a measurement with each of the control sensors;
transferring at least one of the measurements of the control sensors of the transformers by the communications connection to the N?1 remaining control sensors;
calculating a controlling deviation caused by a circuit reactive current for each control sensor on the basis of the measurements of the control sensors;
actuating the tap changer associated with each transformer by the respective control sensor as a function of the calculated controlling deviation such that minimization of the circuit reactive current is carried out for the respective transformer;
detecting absence of at least one signal of at least one of the control sensors caused by interruption of the communications connection at an instant and reporting the absence of the at least one signal of the at least one control sensor to all remaining control sensors; and
determining the controlling deviation required for minimization of the circuit reactive current of the at least one control sensor affected by the interruption of the communications connection on the basis of the measurements from at least one further control sensor of at least one further transformer of the N transformers not affected by the interruption of the communications connection and received by the communications connection prior to the instant; and
including with the at least one further control sensor affected by the interruption the individual instantaneously measured measurements of its respective transformer in the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,193,340

MULTI-LEVEL CASCADED H-BRIDGE STATCOM CIRCULATING COOLING FLUID WITHIN ENCLOSURE

American Superconductor C...

1. A static synchronous compensator configured to be installed in and provide reactive power to a medium voltage electric distribution system, comprising:An enclosure having an interior region and an external surface;
A multi-level cascaded H-bridge (CHB) converter, contained in the interior region of the enclosure, having a nominal operating voltage at a medium voltage level, where a medium voltage level is in the range of approximately 1 kV to approximately 35 kV AC, and having an input and an output;
A first electrical bushing on the external surface of the enclosure having a first end configured to be connected to a first phase of the medium voltage electric distribution system and a second end connected to the input of the multi-level CHB converter;
A second electrical bushing on the external surface of the enclosure having a first end configured to be connected to one of ground, floating ground, or a second phase, and a second end connected to the output of the multi-level CHB converter;
A cooling system configured to circulate a cooling fluid in the interior of the enclosure to cool the multi-level CHB converter;
A controller configured to control the multi-level CHB converter to output reactive power to the medium voltage electric distribution system at the medium voltage level; and
A mounting member on the external surface of the enclosure configured to mate with a bracket affixed to a utility pole to mount the static synchronous compensator on the utility pole.

US Pat. No. 10,193,245

CONDUCTOR TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING THE SAME

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A conductor terminal comprising:at least one insulating-material housing;
at least one contact insert arranged at least partially in the insulating-material housing and having at least one contact piece and at least one clamping spring, the contact piece, together with the clamping spring, forms at least one conductor clamping point for an electrical conductor to be contacted via the conductor terminal, the electrical conductor being adapted to be acted upon at the conductor clamping point by a spring force of the clamping spring;
at least one actuating lever pivotably supported in the insulating-material housing for actuating the clamping spring, the actuating lever being adapted to be pivoted from a closed position into an open position and vice versa relative to the insulating-material housing and/or the contact piece,
wherein the electrical conductor inserted into the conductor terminal is not acted upon by the spring force of the clamping spring at the conductor clamping point at least in the open position,
wherein the actuating lever is supported in a floating manner and is supported at least partially on the contact piece at least in the open position,
wherein the actuating lever is supported on an upper section of the contact piece, and
wherein a conductor reception chamber, for receiving the electrical conductor to be contacted, is arranged between the upper section and a contact point of the contact piece, wherein at the contact point, the conductor clamping point is formed together with an end region of the clamping spring.

US Pat. No. 10,193,229

MAGNETIC COILS HAVING CORES WITH HIGH MAGNETIC PERMEABILITY

CPG Technologies, LLC, I...

1. A system, comprising:a guided surface waveguide probe configured to generate an electromagnetic field when excited by an excitation source, wherein the electromagnetic field synthesizes a wave front incident at a complex Brewster angle of incidence (?i,B) of a terrestrial medium to generate a guided surface wave that travels across the terrestrial medium;
a guided surface wave receive structure configured to obtain electrical energy from the guided surface wave, wherein the guided surface wave receive structure comprises a magnetic coil and a core disposed in the magnetic coil, wherein the core has a relative magnetic permeability greater than about 10 and less than about 1,000,000; and
an electrical load coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure, the electrical load being experienced as a load at the excitation source coupled to the guided surface waveguide probe.

US Pat. No. 10,193,203

STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR INTERCONNECTS AND ASSOCIATED ALIGNMENT AND ASSEMBLY MECHANISMS FOR AND BETWEEN CHIPS, COMPONENTS, AND 3D SYSTEMS

NUVOTRONICS, INC, Radfor...

13. A microstructure, comprising:a first microstructural element having a plurality of fused layers of a material, each layer parallel to an upper surface of the first microstructural element, the first microstructural element having a first mating edge;
a second microstructural element having a plurality of fused layers of a material, each layer parallel to an upper surface of the second microstructural element, the second microstructural element having a second mating edge, the second mating edge disposed adjacent the first mating edge; and
a jumper having a plurality of fused layers of a material, the jumper disposed at the upper surfaces of the first and second microstructural elements at a location spanning the first and second mating edges and attached to each of the first and second microstructural elements to join the first and second microstructural elements to one another, wherein the first microstructural element includes an opening disposed therein in registration with a corresponding feature of the jumper.

US Pat. No. 10,193,036

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a semiconductor light emitting element;
a resin rich layer extending around outer lateral surfaces of the semiconductor light emitting element;
a wavelength conversion member located above a light extraction face of the semiconductor light emitting element, the wavelength conversion member comprising a wavelength conversion substance adapted to convert light emitted by said semiconductor light emitting element into light having a different wavelength;
a first light reflective layer extending around at least a portion of outer lateral surfaces of the resin rich layer; and
a second light reflective layer extending around at least a portion of outer lateral surfaces of the first light reflective layer,
wherein each of the first and second light reflective layers comprises a light-transmissive resin containing a light reflective substance.

US Pat. No. 10,193,034

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, ILLUMINATING DEVICE, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a semiconductor chip comprising an active region provided to generate radiation;
a radiation exit face extending parallel to a main plane of extension of the active region;
a molding directly adjoining at least one side face of the semiconductor chip and at least one back of the semiconductor chip remote from the radiation exit face;
and
a spacer projecting beyond the radiation exit face in a vertical direction extending perpendicular to the radiation exit face,
wherein the spacer and the active region are arranged side by side and without overlap when viewed in a plan view onto the radiation exit face.

US Pat. No. 10,193,024

OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP AND METHOD OF PRODUCING AN OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic semiconductor chip comprising a carrier and a semiconductor body having a semiconductor layer sequence arranged on the carrier, and a front side of the chip and a rear side of the chip, whereinthe semiconductor layer sequence comprises an active region arranged between a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer and generates or receives electromagnetic radiation,
the first semiconductor layer electrically conductively connects to a first contact,
the first contact is formed on the front side of the chip next to the active region,
the second semiconductor layer electrically conductively connects to a second contact,
the second contact is arranged on the front side of the chip next to the active region, and
an electrically insulating separating layer that electrically insulates the rear side of the chip from the active region of the semiconductor chip, and the electrically insulating separating layer is formed of a first separating layer, a second separating layer and a third separating layer,
wherein the first separating layer, the second separating layer and the third separating layer are distinct layers, and
the first separating layer is formed by atomic layer deposition or molecular layer deposition.

US Pat. No. 10,193,011

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A 3 COLOR LED INTEGRATED SI CMOS DRIVER WAFER USING DIE TO WAFER BONDING APPROACH

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:providing a plurality of first color die over a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) wafer, each first color die being laterally separated with a first oxide and electrically connected to the CMOS wafer;
providing a second color die above each first color die, each second color die being separated from each other with a second oxide, bonded to a first color die, and electrically connected to the CMOS wafer through the bonded first color die;
removing a portion of each second color die to expose a portion of each bonded first color die;
forming a conformal transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer over each first and second color die and on a side surface of each second color die and oxide;
forming a plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) oxide layer over the CMOS wafer; and
planarizing the PECVD oxide layer.

US Pat. No. 10,193,009

SINGLE PHOTON AVALANCHE GATE SENSOR DEVICE

STMicroelectronics (Croll...

1. A photosensor, comprising:a semiconductor substrate doped with a first doping type;
an insulated gate electrode adjacent said semiconductor substrate;
a first region within the semiconductor substrate doped with the first doping type, wherein the first region is configured to be biased with a first bias voltage; and
a second region within the semiconductor substrate doped with a second doping type that is opposite the first doping type, wherein the second region is configured to be biased with a second bias voltage;
wherein the insulated gate electrode is configured to be biased by a gate voltage to produce an electrostatic field within the semiconductor substrate causing the formation of a fully depleted region within the semiconductor substrate, said fully depleted region responding to absorption of a photon with an avalanche multiplication that produces charges that are collected at the first and second regions.

US Pat. No. 10,193,002

MOS VARACTORS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING MOS VARACTORS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE...

1. A metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) varactor comprising:a first active area doped well that is disposed within a semiconductor substrate and a second active area doped well that is disposed within the semiconductor substrate, the first and second active area doped wells being spaced apart from one another with respect to a surface of the semiconductor substrate;
an extended gate structure comprising a first end portion that extends over the first active area doped well, a second end portion that extends over the second active area doped well, and an intermediate portion that extends over the semiconductor substrate between the first and second active area doped wells, outside of both of the first and second active area doped wells, wherein the extended gate structure terminates proximally at a proximal end of the extended gate structure that is within the second active area doped well, wherein the extended gate structure terminates distally at a distal end of the extended gate structure that is within the first active area doped well, and wherein the extended gate structure comprises lateral sides that extend between the proximal and distal ends;
a plurality of active area contact structures formed in physical and electrical connection with the each of the first and second active area doped wells, wherein at least a first and a second contract structure of the plurality of active area contact structures are formed adjacent to opposite lateral sides of the extended gate structure at the first end portion, and at least a third contact structure of the plurality of active area contact structures is formed distally adjacent to the distal end of the extended gate structure at the first end portion; and
a gate contact structure that is formed in physical and electrical contact with the extended gate structure in the intermediate portion of the extended gate structure such that the gate contact structure overlies the semiconductor substrate between the first and second active area doped wells and outside of both of the first and second active area doped wells.

US Pat. No. 10,192,928

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a stacked body including a first conductive film and a second conductive film stacked in a first direction via an inter-layer insulating film, the first conductive film being longer than the second conductive film in a second direction, the second direction intersecting the first direction;
a first conductive body and a second conductive body, each of the conductive bodies facing the stacked body to extend in the first direction, the first conductive body contacting the first conductive film, and the second conductive body contacting the second conductive film;
a first insulating film disposed in the same layer as the first conductive film and disposed between the first conductive body and the first conductive film;
a second insulating film disposed in the same layer as the second conductive film and disposed between the second conductive body and the second conductive film,
the first conductive body including a first projecting part that projects along upper surfaces of the first insulating film and the first conductive film, and a lower surface of the first projecting part contacting the upper surface of the first conductive film;
the second conductive body including a second projecting part that projects along upper surfaces of the second insulating film and the second conductive film, and a lower surface of the second projecting part contacting the upper surface of the second conductive film;
a third insulating film configured from a material different from that of the first insulating film and the second insulating film, disposed on the first conductive film and disposed in the same layer as the first projecting part of the first conductive body; and
a fourth insulating film configured from a material different from that of the first insulating film and the second insulating film, disposed on the second conductive film and disposed in the same layer as the second projecting part of the second conductive body.

US Pat. No. 10,192,917

BACKSIDE ILLUMINATED PHOTOSENSOR ELEMENT WITH LIGHT PIPE AND LIGHT MIRROR STRUCTURES

STMicroelectronics (Croll...

1. A photosensor, comprising:a semiconductor substrate layer having a front side and a back side;
an isolation structure delimiting an active region of the semiconductor substrate layer;
a charge collecting region within the active region;
a charge transfer circuit within the active region at the front side of the semiconductor substrate layer; and
a reflecting mirror mounted at the back side of the semiconductor substrate layer, said reflecting mirror including a pupil opening configured to admit light into the active region at the back side and including an underside reflective surface configured to reflect light received from the active region back into the active region.

US Pat. No. 10,192,867

COMPLEMENTARY FETS WITH WRAP AROUND CONTACTS AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method of forming a stacked integrated circuit structure comprising:forming a first FET on a substrate, the first FET including at least one first gate, at least one first source and at least one first drain;
forming a spacer layer over the first source and the first drain of the first FET;
forming a second FET over the spacer layer, the second FET being vertically stacked above the first FET, the second FET including at least one second gate, at least one second source and at least one second drain, the first and second gates being vertically aligned, and at least a portion of the second source and at least a portion of the second drain being above and vertically aligned with at least a portion of the first source and at least a portion of the first drain, respectively;
forming a dielectric layer over the second FET;
forming a first lateral conductive metal region and a first vertical conductive metal region, the first lateral conductive metal region surrounding at least one of the first source and the first drain of the first FET and extending laterally outward beyond any portion of the second FET thereabove, the first vertical conductive metal region extending upwards from the first lateral conductive metal region to a top surface of the dielectric layer; and
forming a second vertical conductive metal region, the second vertical conductive metal region surrounding at least one of the second source and the second drain of the second FET and extending upwards to the top surface of the dielectric layer, the second vertical conductive metal region not intersecting the first vertical conductive metal region.

US Pat. No. 10,192,864

LATERAL BICMOS REPLACEMENT METAL GATE

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A semiconductor structure, comprising:a CMOS device in a first region of a semiconductor substrate having a metal gate formed between first sidewall spacers and above a high-k dielectric layer and a dummy titanium nitride layer, the metal gate being located above a channel region connecting a source-drain region within and extending above the semiconductor substrate;
a BJT device in a second region of the semiconductor substrate having a base region formed between second sidewall spacers and an emitter-collector region adjacent to the base region and extending above the semiconductor substrate;
an insulating cap layer located above and disposed directly over sidewalls of the source-drain region and the emitter-collector region, wherein the sidewalls of the source-drain region and the emitter-collector region extend above a top surface of the semiconductor substrate;
an ILD layer located directly above the insulating cap layer and between the CMOS and BJT devices; and
a plurality of contacts formed in the ILD layer, wherein the high-k dielectric layer is disposed over sidewalls of the first sidewall spacers, and the dummy titanium nitride layer is separated from the first sidewall spacers by the high-k dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,819

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT STRUCTURE INCORPORATING STACKED FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. An integrated circuit structure comprising:a first transistor on a substrate and comprising two first source/drain regions and at least one first channel region positioned laterally between the two first source/drain regions;
a dielectric layer on the first source/drain regions;
a second transistor above the first transistor such that the first transistor is stacked between the substrate and the second transistor, the second transistor comprising two second source/drain regions and at least one second channel region positioned laterally between the second source/drain regions, the two second source/drain regions and the at least one second channel region being aligned with the two first source/drain regions and the at least one first channel region, respectively, and the two second source/drain regions being electrically isolated from the two first source/drain regions by the dielectric layer;
a first embedded contact in a first source/drain region of the two first source/drain regions of the first transistor; and
a wire electrically connected to the first embedded contact, wherein the wire is either below the dielectric layer and positioned laterally adjacent to the first source/drain region or in a metal level and aligned above a second source/drain region of the two second source/drain regions of the second transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,192,802

THIN FILM BASED FAN OUT AND MULTI DIE PACKAGE PLATFORM

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A device comprising:a polymer film having tapered vias formed therein, wherein the polymer film comprises a film roll with perforations along side edges of the film roll;
a semiconductor device having conductive pillars with deposited solder on a surface opposite the semiconductor device and the conductive pillars being bonded to a first surface of the polymer film over the conductive pillars with an underfill material; and
an encapsulant material deposited over the semiconductor device and polymer film,
wherein the underfill material bonds a surface of the semiconductor device to the first surface of the polymer film to permit movement during temperature cycling.

US Pat. No. 10,192,780

SELF-ALIGNED MULTIPLE PATTERNING PROCESSES USING BI-LAYER MANDRELS AND CUTS FORMED WITH BLOCK MASKS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method comprising:forming an upper layer and a lower layer of a mandrel line over a first hardmask;
forming a non-mandrel cut block over a portion of a non-mandrel line;
after forming the non-mandrel cut block, removing the upper layer of the mandrel line;
forming a first etch mask over a first section of the lower layer of the mandrel line that is arranged laterally between adjacent second sections of the lower layer and that defines a mandrel cut block over a first portion of the first hardmask;
after forming the first etch mask, removing the second sections of the lower layer of the mandrel line to expose respective second portions of the first hardmask; and
removing the second portions of the first hardmask with a first etching process to form a trench in the first hardmask,
wherein the first portion of the first hardmask is masked by the mandrel cut block during the first etching process.

US Pat. No. 10,192,761

PICK ARM COMPRISING A WINGED PART FOR A BONDING APPARATUS

ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE ...

1. A pick arm for a pick and place apparatus for semiconductor devices, the pick arm comprising:first and second ends along a longitudinal axis of the pick arm;
a pick tool located at the first end of the pick arm and configured for picking up semiconductor devices located below a bottom surface of the pick arm;
a central segment separate from the pick tool and extending between the pick tool and the second end of the pick arm; and
a winged part adjacent the central segment and extending in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis between the pick tool and the second end of the pick arm,
wherein the winged part comprises a sloping surface;
wherein the sloping surface is inclined between a top portion of the winged part corresponding to a height of a top surface of the central segment and a bottom portion of the winged part corresponding to a height of a bottom surface of the central segment, such that the sloping surface is nearer to the longitudinal axis at the top portion titan at the bottom portion of the winged part.

US Pat. No. 10,192,693

TAP CHANGER, FORCE-STORAGE UNIT, AND CONTROLLED-BACKLASH COUPLING THEREBETWEEN

MASCHINENFABRIK REINHAUSE...

1. In combination with an on-load tap changer having a motor with an output shaft and a load diverter switch with an input shaft, an energy accumulator comprisingan elastic storage element;
a drive train coupled to the storage element and having
an input hub that can be rotationally fixed to the output shaft;
an output hub that can be rotationally fixed to the input shaft;
a variable transmission interposed between the input hub and the storage element;
a first coupling that has a predetermined first angular backlash and that is between the input hub and the storage element; and
a second coupling that has a predetermined second angular backlash and that is between the storage element and the output hub.

US Pat. No. 10,192,676

NOISE FILTER, MULTISTAGE-CONNECTION LC FILTER, AND MEDICAL INSTRUMENT

NEC TOKIN CORPORATION, M...

11. A multistage-connection LC filter comprising: a plurality of noise filters and a plurality of Y-capacitors, whereinthe plurality of noise filters comprising a plurality of inductor elements connected with one another in series, wherein
each of the inductor elements comprises: a ring-shaped magnetic core; a winding wound around the magnetic core; and a ground terminal disposed between the magnetic core and the winding, the ground terminal being connected to a ground,
the ground terminal comprises a conductive part that surrounds at least a part of an outer periphery of the magnetic core, and
each of the plurality of inductor elements is disposed on a respective one of a plurality of support members, and
the plurality of inductor elements and the plurality of Y-capacitors are alternately connected in series.

US Pat. No. 10,192,514

DISPLAY DEVICE

Qisda (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.,...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel comprising a display screen;
a color calibration module comprising a pivot end and a calibration end opposite to the pivot end, and
a sensor disposed on the calibration end,
wherein when the color calibration module rotates about the pivot end, the calibration end moves from a first position to a second position along a route unparallel to the display screen, and a distance between the second position and the display screen is shorter than a distance between the first position and the display screen, and
during the color calibration module rotates, a distance between the sensor and the pivot end is constant.

US Pat. No. 10,192,442

DETERMINING CHANGES IN A DRIVING ENVIRONMENT BASED ON VEHICLE BEHAVIOR

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors of a first vehicle configured to:
use pre-stored map information to control the first vehicle in an autonomous driving mode,
receive sensor information including information about a second vehicle in a driving environment of the first vehicle for a predetermined period of time,
determine first state information based on the received sensor information, the first state information identifying positions traveled for the second vehicle over time,
determine a first trajectory based on the first state information, the first trajectory corresponding to an actual path taken by the second vehicle for the predetermined period of time,
determine an expected trajectory for the second vehicle based on the pre-stored map information, the pre-stored map information comprising information about the driving environment, and
compare the determined expected trajectory with the determined first trajectory, and
generate a warning based on the comparison of the determined trajectory with the determined first trajectory; and
a display configured to display the warning to an occupant of the first vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,192,432

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING A PARTIAL CLOSURE OF A NAVIGABLE ELEMENT

TOMTOM TRAFFIC B.V., Ams...

1. A method of identifying navigable stretches that are potentially partially closed in a navigable network within a geographic area, the method comprising:obtaining, by a server that comprises a processor and a memory, positional data relating to the movement of a plurality of devices along a navigable stretch with respect to time in a given time period;
determining that the given time period is a period of non-congested traffic flow for the navigable stretch;
using, by the server, the positional data to determine an average speed of travel along the navigable stretch in the given time period;
comparing, by the server, the average speed of travel to a free flow speed for the navigable stretch;
comparing, by the server, the average speed of travel to a threshold value; and
determining, by the server, that the navigable stretch is potentially partially closed when the given time is determined to be a period of non-congested traffic flow for the navigable stretch and when the average speed of travel is both lower than the free flow speed by a predetermined value and lower than the threshold value, wherein the threshold value is not set by reference to the free flow speed.

US Pat. No. 10,192,293

OBTAINING IMAGE MASK

Shenyang Neusoft Medical ...

1. A method for obtaining an image mask, the method comprising:obtaining a magnitude image and a phase image of a to-be-processed image;
obtaining magnitude coherent data of each pixel point in the magnitude image by calculating coherent data of each pixel point in the magnitude image within a preset range from the pixel point, and
obtaining phase coherent data of each pixel point in the phase image by calculating coherent data of each pixel point in the phase image within the preset range from the pixel point;
obtaining a magnitude image mask by performing binarization threshold processing on the magnitude coherent data of each pixel point in the magnitude image, and
obtaining a phase image mask by performing binarization threshold processing on the phase coherent data of each pixel point in the phase image; and
obtaining an image mask for the to-be-processed image by using the magnitude image mask and the phase image mask.

US Pat. No. 10,192,282

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD FOR HIGH-SPEED TRANSLUCENCY CALCULATION

Ricoh Company Ltd., Toky...

1. An information processing device comprising:a translucency cache memory configured to store a translucency value for rendering a translucent image of one of a band image and a rectangular image;
a double data rate (DDR) image memory configured to store a multi-valued image of the one of the band image and the rectangular image
a memory control circuit connected to the translucency cache memory and the DDR image memory via different respective connections;
a translucent image rendering circuit configured to render the translucent image of the one of the band image and the rectangular image, using the multi-valued image stored in the DDR image memory and the translucency value stored in the translucency cache memory;
a page group processing circuit configured to execute translucency calculation on the one of the band image and the rectangular image based on the multi-valued image stored in the DDR image memory, the translucency value stored in the translucency cache memory, and fixed values corresponding to a recording medium;
a color conversion circuit configured to execute a color conversion process on the one of the band image and the rectangular image subjected to the translucency calculation; and
a halftone processing circuit configured to execute a halftone process on the one of the band image and the rectangular image subjected to the color conversion process,
wherein the memory control circuit is configured to control reading and writing of the translucency value in the translucency cache memory and reading and writing of the multi-valued image in the DDR image memory via the different respective connections, the translucency value has an information amount less than an information amount of the multi-valued image, the translucency value is read and written more frequently than the multi-valued image, and the translucency value takes less time to be read than the multi-valued image.

US Pat. No. 10,192,261

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING OFFLINE REVENUE ASSURANCE OF DATA USAGE

OPENET TELECOM LTD., Dub...

1. A server method of ensuring integrity of usage data generated within a telecommunication network, comprising:receiving, in a processor of an assurance server computing device deployed within the telecommunication network, usage information from a network domain and a real-time charging system in the telecommunication network, wherein the network domain and the real-time charging system are connected via at least one communication interface, and wherein the received usage information includes:
network usage records reporting data consumption levels for at least one service, wherein the network usage records are generated by a packet data network gateway (P-GW) component in the network domain, and wherein the at least one service includes one or more of real-time voice, real-time data, real-time messaging, and real-time content delivery;
a list of user devices and associated balance update histories that are being monitored by the real-time charging system; and
usage transaction records stored by the real-time charging system for each monitored user device, wherein the usage transaction records are based on data reported by a policy control rules function (PCRF) component in the network domain;
performing, via the processor, assurance operations to determine whether the received usage information indicates that there are discrepancies in reports of service usage; and
generating, via the processor, an alert message that includes information suitable for causing the network domain to resend network usage records associated with identified discrepancies in response to determining that there are discrepancies in the reports of service usage.

US Pat. No. 10,192,184

ENERGY STORAGE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method of controlling storage of electrical energy, the method comprising:detecting one of a candidate charging occasion and a candidate discharging occasion with respect to pricing data and energy losses, the pricing data indicative of future prices of electrical energy over time and the energy losses caused by charging and discharging an energy storage device and the electrical energy being supplied from an external electrical supply network, by selecting a next occurrence of a locally minimum price in the pricing data as the candidate charging occasion or a next occurrence of a locally maximum price in the pricing data as the candidate discharging occasion;
validating, by circuitry of an energy management system, the one of the candidate charging occasion and the candidate discharging occasion when a price difference between the one of the candidate charging occasion and the candidate discharging occasion and another later price in the pricing data compensates for the energy losses;
charging, by the circuitry when the candidate charging occasion is validated, the energy storage device with the electrical energy at the candidate charging occasion; and
discharging, by the circuitry when the candidate discharging occasion is validated, the energy storage device at the candidate discharging occasion, wherein
the validating further includes confirming whether
PD>PC/Eff, where
Eff is an efficiency of the charging and the discharging of the energy storage device and Eff is equal to a ratio of energy retrieved during the discharging to energy input during the charging, and one of
PD is a price at the candidate discharge occasion and PC is a price paid at a most recent charging of the energy storage device, or
PC is a price at the candidate charging occasion and PD is a price received at a most recent discharging of the energy storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,192,060

DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS AND DISPLAY DEVICE COMPRISING SAME

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a system comprising a processor and a display device, a display request sent by a source device of a first user, wherein the display device comprises a plurality of display areas, and wherein each angle of the plurality of display areas is adjustable;
determining a facing direction of a screen of the source device of the first user;
dynamically adjusting a first angle of a first defined display area corresponding to the source device according to the facing direction;
displaying content corresponding to the display request to the first user via the first defined display area;
obtaining a social relationship associated with an identity of the first user of the source device;
dynamically adjusting a second angle of a second defined display area corresponding to a second device of a second user having the social relationship with the first user of the source device; and
displaying the content to the second user via the second defined display area.

US Pat. No. 10,192,034

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLINICAL STRATEGY FOR THERAPEUTIC PHARMACIES

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A method for integrated management of stratification and clinical scoring of patients with a three tiered architecture to route a prescription for a tangible prescription drug to an appropriate pharmacy, comprising:receiving, at a first processor of an analytic engine, a pharmaceutical prescription associated with a patient remote from a prescriber device and a pharmacy device;
converting the received pharmaceutical prescription to a warehouse server request using an intermediate server;
downloading, on a second processor remote from the pharmacy device using the warehouse server request, a first set of rules, a second set of rules, a medical record and a plurality of prescription claims for the patient, wherein downloading includes accessing a central fact table that links to a plurality of physical claim tables, the central fact table storing having a reduced data set related to plurality of prescription claims for the patient and reference pointers, the plurality of physical claim tables including a client subject table storing client reference data, a drug table storing drug reference data, a patient table storing patient reference data, and a provider table storing practitioner reference data, wherein the reference pointers point to the client subject table, the drug table, the patient table, and the provider table;
analyzing with the first set of rules, on the second processor remote from the pharmacy device, the medical record and the plurality of prescription claims accessed through the central fact table from at least the drug table and the patient table to stratify the patient into a disease category, wherein the first set of rules to have the central fact table to access at least one of the reference pointers point to the client subject table, the drug table, the patient table, the provider table or combinations thereof to display dynamically at least one of a plurality of service type selections and routing a prescription;
dynamically scoring, on the second processor using the second set of rules, a patient clinical score based on the plurality of prescription claims, the medical record, formulary information, and patient health insurance information from the drug table and the patient table, along with an indication of risk for the patient taking a medication associated with the pharmaceutical prescription;
storing the patient clinical score remote from the pharmacy device in a warehouse server;
routing, from a third processor using a third set of rules, the pharmaceutical prescription to a therapeutic pharmacy among a network of therapeutic pharmacies based on the disease category and the patient clinical score, each therapeutic pharmacy within the network of therapeutic pharmacies being established in accordance with a particular disease category for the therapeutic pharmacy that received the routed, pharmaceutical prescription to fill and dispense a drug for the pharmaceutical prescription, wherein routing includes:
dynamically monitoring a workload of each therapeutic pharmacy in the network of therapeutic pharmacies and each worker in the therapeutic pharmacy,
computing a utility score of the therapeutic pharmacy based on the dynamically monitored workload, wherein the utility score represents a current work load, time to complete a candidate schedule, and value of filling prescription at the therapeutic pharmacy, wherein the value of filling prescription represents a productivity rate to perform operations of filling pharmaceutical prescription under the current work load, and the candidate schedule, and
dynamically optimizing a prescription fulfillment using the utility score and the clinical score to assign the pharmaceutical prescription to the therapeutic pharmacy; and
filling and dispensing a tangible drug for the pharmaceutical prescription at the therapeutic pharmacy that received the routed, pharmaceutical prescription using a protocol for the particular disease category and a prescribed drug in which the therapeutic pharmacy has established the protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,191,756

HYPERVISOR-AGNOSTIC METHOD OF CONFIGURING A VIRTUAL MACHINE

Rackspace US, Inc., San ...

1. A method for configuring a new virtual machine environment (VME), the method comprising:mounting, by a first virtual machine in the VME, a first configuration disk wherein the first virtual machine is associated with a first operating disk image, and wherein mounting the first configuration disk includes making the configuration disk locally accessible to the first virtual machine as a distinct disk from the first operating disk image;
storing configuration information from the first virtual machine on the first configuration disk;
uploading the configuration information to an online storage in the form of a configuration disk image, wherein the configuration disk image is distinct from the first operating disk image or any backups or snapshots thereof;
downloading, by a second virtual machine in the VME associated with a second operating disk image, the configuration information from the online storage;
mounting the configuration disk image by the second virtual machine, wherein mounting the first configuration disk includes making the configuration disk locally accessible to the second virtual machine as a distinct disk from the second operating disk image; and
using the downloaded configuration information to configure the second virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 10,191,719

MRAM-BASED PROGRAMMABLE MAGNETIC DEVICE FOR GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS

CROCUS TECHNOLOGY SA, Gr...

1. A programmable magnetic device for generating random numbers during a programming operation, comprising an array of a plurality of magnetic tunnel junctions, each magnetic tunnel junction comprising a reference layer having a reference magnetization a tunnel barrier layer; and a storage layer having a storage magnetization;the programmable magnetic device being arranged such that, during the programming operation, the storage magnetization is orientable in an unstable magnetization configuration and relaxable randomly in one of a plurality of stable or metastable configurations from the unstable magnetization configuration;
wherein said unstable magnetization configuration and said plurality of stable or metastable configurations are determined by magnetic interactions between adjacent the magnetic tunnel junctions within the array.

US Pat. No. 10,191,697

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Ricoh Company Ltd., Toky...

1. An information processing apparatus for executing a printer driver that is available to one or more image forming apparatuses that are connected to the information processing apparatus via network, the information processing apparatus comprising a processor, in communication with a memory, executing a process including:displaying, by a first print setter on a display device, a first print setting screen for making a setting relating to printing by the printer driver;
displaying, by a second print setter on the display device, a second print setting screen for making a setting relating to the printing, the second print setting screen being different from the first print setting screen;
storing, in a first storage area, one or more pieces of first model information including information relating to a model corresponding to a predetermined image forming apparatus that is preliminarily registered in the printer driver among the one or more image forming apparatuses, wherein information cannot be added to the first storage area after the printer driver is installed in the information processing apparatus;
storing, by a model information manager in a second storage area that is different from the first storage area, the first model information corresponding to another image forming apparatus, among the one or more image forming apparatuses, that is different from the predetermined image forming apparatus, wherein information can be added to the second storage area after the printer driver is installed in the information processing apparatus;
storing, by the first print setter in the second storage area, connection destination information including information for identifying an image forming apparatus, among the one or more image forming apparatuses, connected to the information processing apparatus; and
displaying, by the second print setter, the second print setting screen corresponding to the image forming apparatus connected to the information processing apparatus, by using the connection destination information stored in the second storage area.

US Pat. No. 10,191,691

FRONT-END QUALITY OF SERVICE DIFFERENTIATION IN STORAGE SYSTEM OPERATIONS

Liqid Inc., Broomfield, ...

1. A data storage platform, comprising:one or more data storage modules each comprising storage drives coupled over a Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) fabric with at least one processing module that receives storage operations directed to the one or more data storage modules over one or more network interfaces;
the processing module configured to assign service levels in a queue to the storage operations that are received over the one or more network interfaces;
the processing module configured to pre-allocate resources in the queue for selected ones of the service levels before ones of the storage operations associated with the selected ones of the service levels are received by the processing module; and
based at least on the service levels, the processing module configured to service the storage operations from the queue with the one or more data storage modules over the PCIe fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,191,667

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING DATA STORAGE AMONG A PLURALITY OF STORAGE DRIVES

Liqid Inc., Broomfield, ...

1. A data storage device, comprising:an interface system configured to communicate over an aggregated host interface to receive one or more write operations for storage of data by the data storage device, wherein the aggregated host interface comprises a selected quantity of Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) interface lanes combined to form the aggregated host interface;
a plurality solid state drives (SSDs) each comprising an associated drive PCIe interface coupled to the interface system; and
the interface system configured to process the one or more write operations against storage allocation information to parallelize the data into individual portions for storage among more than one of the SSDs and transfer corresponding portions of the parallelized data to associated SSDs over corresponding drive PCIe interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,191,561

TRACKING CONTROLLERS OF A VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEM

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A method comprising:receiving a first real-world image captured by an image tracking system remote to a user, the first real-world image including a first real-world view of a controller held by a user from a first perspective;
receiving a second real-world image captured by an imaging device located on a virtual reality (VR) headset worn by the user, the VR headset displaying a virtual environment to the user, the second real-world image captured at substantially the same time as the first real-world image, the second real-world image including a second real-world view of the controller from a second perspective different from the first perspective;
identifying a first set of features of the controller in the first real-world image, the first set of features representing locators on the controller depicted in the first real-world image;
identifying a second set of features of the controller in the second real-world image, the second set of features representing locators on the controller depicted in the second real-world image;
determining a pose of the controller using the first set of features and the second set of features, the pose specifying a location of the controller and further specifying a rotational orientation of the controller, wherein determining the pose of the controller comprises:
identifying a plurality of candidate poses of a virtual model of the controller,
performing a first set of comparisons between the first set of features in the first real-world image with each of a first plurality of virtual feature sets, each of the first plurality of virtual feature sets associated with one of the candidate poses from the first perspective,
performing a second set of comparisons between the second set of features in the second real-world image with each of a second plurality of virtual feature sets, each of the second plurality of virtual feature sets associated with one of the candidate poses from the second perspective,
identifying, based on both the first set of comparisons and the second set of comparisons, one of the plurality of candidate poses of the virtual model as being consistent with both the first set of features in the first real-world image and the second set of features in the second real-world image, and
determining that the pose of the controller is the identified candidate pose of the virtual model; and
responsive to determining the pose of the controller, performing an action within the virtual environment to update a position and orientation of a virtual object in the virtual environment controlled by the determined pose of the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,191,498

CHEMICAL CONTROLLER SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pentair Water Pool and Sp...

1. A chemical controller for an aquatic application, comprising:at least one output relay coupled to a pump, the pump configured to introduce at least one chemical into the aquatic application, wherein the chemical controller controls the operation of the pump using the at least one output relay;
a current detection circuit configured to detect current on an output of the at least one output relay;
a current fault detection device configured to output a current fault signal indicative of an occurrence of a current fault condition, wherein the current fault condition comprises a condition where a current exists on the output of the at least one output relay while the at least one output relay is instructed to be deactivated via a corresponding relay enable signal;
at least one relay latch configured to receive the relay enable signal and the current fault signal and to decouple the relay enable signal from a corresponding relay latch output when the current fault signal indicates the occurrence of a current fault condition and to couple the relay enable signal to the corresponding relay latch output when the current fault signal indicates a current fault condition has not occurred; and
a relay drive circuit configured to receive a signal from the corresponding relay latch output and to responsively activate and deactivate the at least one output relay.

US Pat. No. 10,191,461

CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING INPUT/OUTPUT UNITS OF A CONTROLLER

WAGO VERWALTUNGSGESELLSCH...

1. Controller comprising a control unit which communicates with at least one input and/or output unit via a data transmission channel for exchange of process data, whereinthe controller has predetermined power-saving process data for power-saving states of the input/output units assigned to the input/output units, and is adapted to access the predetermined power-saving process data instead of the exchanged process data when being in the power-saving state,
wherein the predetermined power-saving process data are assigned to individual channels of the at least one input and/or output unit, and
wherein the control unit is adapted, by means of the power-saving process data, to switch selected channels, with bus members connected thereto, of the input/output units into a power-saving state, by accessing the assigned predetermined power-saving process data for the selected channel instead of using process data of the respective channel in order to switch the input/output units and the bus members into a power-saving state,
wherein by defining power-saving profiles for individual channels particular bus members can be transferred into power-saving states without knowledge of the particular bus members, and
the switchover into the power-saving state for selected input/output units and their channels is carried out by activation of a predetermined power-saving profile.

US Pat. No. 10,191,426

FAULT DETECTION

HP INDIGO B.V., Amstelve...

1. An apparatus for use in a printing system, comprising:a monitoring module comprising a controller to:
determine a length of a non-photoconductive portion of a photoconductor foil installed on an imaging member as the imaging member rotates; and
indicate a fault condition in response to the determined length being different from a reference length.

US Pat. No. 10,191,416

WET NULL CYCLE PRINTING

HP INDIGO B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method of wetting a print blanket, comprising:during a printing session, receiving a null cycle trigger;
maintaining printing voltages on a forecast BID (binary ink developer) that has been prepared to print a next color separation onto a photoreceptor;
applying wet null voltages to a non-forecast BID, wherein the wet null voltages have the same polarity as the printing voltages and minimize electric fields between electrified surfaces and rollers within the non-forecast BID; and
engaging the non-forecast BID with the photoreceptor to transfer fluid other than ink to the photoreceptor during the null cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,191,407

APPLYING A CORRECTIVE VOLTAGE

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

9. A device comprising:a processor; and
a computer-readable medium storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
detect a voltage of a photoconductor layer of a printing device between an erase operation and a charging operation;
compare the voltage of the photoconductor layer to a threshold voltage;
apply a corrective voltage to a transfer member when the voltage of the photoconductor layer exceeds the threshold voltage: and
alert a user to not touch a photoconductor imaging plate (PIP) until the PIP has been discharged.

US Pat. No. 10,191,358

MOVING HEAD PROJECTOR SYSTEM

1. A moving head projector system, comprising:a projector housing rotatably mounted to a base via a yoke;
the yoke including a motor configured to adjust a position and an orientation of the projector housing along multiple axes;
a projector disposed within the projector housing oriented towards an opening disposed on a front side of the projector housing;
a lens positioned over the opening; the lens configured to allow light from the projector to pass therethrough;
a computer disposed within the base, the computer configured to control the projector and the actuation of the motor;
a camera disposed on the front side of the projector housing adjacent the lens;
wherein the projector is configured to project a live-feed captured from the camera.

US Pat. No. 10,191,146

MIRROR ASSEMBLY

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A system comprising:a laser light source operable to emit laser light along a first axis;
a mirror element comprising a plurality of reflective surfaces, wherein the mirror element is configured to rotate about a second axis, wherein the plurality of reflective surfaces is disposed about the second axis; and
a controller configured to carry out operations, the operations comprising:
causing the mirror element to rotate about the second axis, wherein the rotation about the second axis comprises a first angular range and a second angular range;
causing the laser light source to emit laser light along the first axis such that the emitted laser light interacts with the mirror element, wherein:
while a rotational angle of the mirror element is within the first angular range, the emitted laser light interacts with a first reflective surface of the plurality of reflective surfaces and is reflected into an environment by the first reflective surface; and
while the rotational angle of the mirror element is within the second angular range, the emitted laser light interacts with both the first reflective surface and a second reflective surface of the plurality of reflective surfaces and is reflected into the environment by the first and second reflective surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,191,043

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CALIBRATING ILLUMINATION SOURCE OF DIAGNOSTIC TEST SYSTEM

Alverix, Inc., Franklin ...

1. A diagnostic test system, comprising:a test strip that comprises a flow path for a fluid sample, a sample receiving zone coupled to the flow path, a label that specifically binds a target analyte, a detection zone coupled to the flow path and comprising a test region exposed for optical inspection and having an immobilized test reagent that specifically binds the target analyte, and at least one reference feature comprising an illumination source calibration region;
a reader comprising an illumination source operable to illuminate the test strip when the test strip is loaded in a port for receiving the test strip, the reader further comprising a detection system that is configured to obtain light intensity measurements from exposed regions of the test strip when the test strip is loaded in the port; and
a data analyzer comprising software configured to
process the light intensity measurements obtained by the reader,
determine an illumination source output measure from at least one light intensity measurement obtained from the illumination source calibration region,
generate a control signal calibrating the illumination source based on a comparison of the determined illumination source output measure to a reference value, and
adjust a light intensity output of the illumination source when the determined illumination source output measure is different than the reference value.

US Pat. No. 10,190,957

CALCULATION-BASED VEHICLE CABIN FILTRATION PERFORMANCE

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A method for determining a vehicle passenger cabin particulate contaminant concentration value comprising:by a vehicle controller including a processor, storage, and memory:
receiving an input indicative of a vehicle-exterior atmospheric particulate contaminant concentration value from data provided by one or both of a vehicle-mounted particulate sensor or a remotely located particulate sensor;
receiving an input indicative of a passenger cabin air filter efficiency value from data provided by one or more of a passenger cabin air filter airflow sensor, a heating, air-conditioning, and ventilation (HVAC)-associated torque sensor, an HVAC blower current sensor, and an HVAC mode sensor;
receiving an input indicative of a vehicle heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) airflow rate value from data provided by one or more of an HVAC setting sensor, the HVAC mode sensor, and the HVAC blower current sensor;
receiving an input indicative of a passenger cabin leakage rate value from data provided by the HVAC setting sensor and a vehicle speed sensor; and
by the vehicle controller, calculating a passenger cabin particulate contaminant concentration value as a function of the vehicle-exterior atmospheric particulate contaminant concentration value, the passenger cabin air filter efficiency value, the HVAC airflow rate value, and the passenger cabin leakage rate value.

US Pat. No. 10,190,889

COUNTING SENSOR FOR COUNTING THE NUMBER OF REVOLUTIONS OR OF LINEAR DISPLACEMENTS OF AN OBJECT

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. Counting sensor for counting the number of revolutions or of linear displacements of an object, wherein the counting sensor comprises:one single Wiegand module, which is composed of a Wiegand wire having a coil which encloses the Wiegand wire;
at least one sensor element;
a processing electronics, which is connected to the sensor element and configured to evaluate an output signal that is output from the sensor element; and
a permanent magnet arrangement, which is movable relative to the Wiegand module in one direction as well as in a direction that is opposite to said one direction, wherein the permanent magnet arrangement is configured to be arranged at the object such that the permanent magnet arrangement performs the revolutions or the linear displacements together with the object; wherein:
upon movement of the permanent magnet arrangement in said one direction, the coil of the Wiegand module generates a voltage impulse, if a north pole or a south pole of the permanent magnet arrangement is located at a first position, and, upon movement of the permanent magnet arrangement in said opposite direction, the coil of the Wiegand module generates the voltage impulse, if the north pole or the south pole of the permanent magnet arrangement is located at a second position that is different from the first position,
in an autonomous mode, in which the counting sensor is not supplied with outside energy, the processing electronics is supplied with energy that is provided by the Wiegand module,
the processing electronics is configured, after detecting the voltage impulse that is output from the Wiegand module, to
(i) obtain, by an evaluation of the output signal of the sensor elements, direction information indicating whether the permanent magnet arrangement moves in said one direction or in said opposite direction, and (ii) to obtain, by an evaluation of the output signal of the sensor element or by a determination of the polarity of the voltage impulse that is generated by the coil of the Wiegand module, magnetic pole information indicating whether the north pole or the south pole of the permanent magnet arrangement is located at said first or said second position; and
a data storage for storing a value, which indicates the number of the revolutions or of the linear displacements; wherein
the processing electronics is configured (i) to incorporate both the direction information and the magnetic pole information in a sequence, to determine the number of the revolutions or of the linear displacements of the object on the basis of the direction information and the magnetic pole information, and to store the corresponding value in the data storage, (ii) to perform, on the basis of the sequence of the direction information and the magnetic pole information, an error detection indicating whether one of the revolutions or one of the linear displacements of the object has not been detected partially or completely, and (iii) upon detection of the error, to determine a corresponding correction of said number and to correct said value.

US Pat. No. 10,190,834

CHARGING HANDLE

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A charging handle for use with a gas operated rifle, the rifle comprising an upper receiver and a bolt slidingly disposed therein, the upper receiver defining an inner channel and a latch member catch portion, the charging handle comprising a body, a grip portion, and a latch member, the body having a handle portion, a bolt engaging portion, and a shaft portion, the shaft portion extending in a forward direction from the handle portion to the bolt engaging portion and in a rearward direction from the bolt engaging portion to the handle portion, the shaft portion being configured and dimensioned to extend into the channel defined by the inner surfaces of the upper receiver, the bolt engaging portion comprising a projection configured and dimensioned to engage the bolt of the rifle for pulling the bolt in the rearward direction, the projection extending in a downward direction beyond a lower surface of the shaft portion;the handle portion having a starboard arm extending away from the shaft portion in a starboard direction and a port arm extending away from the shaft portion in a portward direction, the handle portion defining a first hole and a second hole, the first hole and the second hole both being positioned between the starboard arm and the port arm;
a strut portion extending away from the handle portion in the forward direction, the strut portion defining an aperture, the aperture having a first opening extending through a starboard facing surface of the strut portion and a second opening extending through a port facing surface of the strut portion, the strut portion being offset from the shaft portion by an offset distance so that a slot is defined between the starboard surface of the strut portion and a port facing surface of the shaft portion, the slot having a width corresponding to the offset distance, the slot being dimensioned to receive a portion of the upper receiver wall which extends into the slot when the charging handle is in a fully inserted position, the slot fluidly communicating with the aperture;
the grip member disposed about the handle portion of the body so that the grip member encapsulates the handle portion and the handle portion is disposed inside the grip member, the grip member comprising a first bridging portion extending in the upward and downward directions through the first hole and a second bridging portion extending in the upward direction through the second hole to mechanically interlock the grip member and the handle portion to one another; and
the grip member comprising a plurality of grooves and a plurality of ribs, each groove having a groove base surface extending between a pair of ribs, each rib extending forwardly beyond one or more adjacent groove base surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,190,790

ENERGY EFFICIENT THERMOSTAT

Digi International Inc., ...

1. A thermostat for controlling a first device and a second device in a HVAC system, comprising:a first demand circuit associated with the first device;
a second demand circuit associated with the second device;
a first limited current source and a second limited current source connected to the first and second demand circuits, respectively;
an energy storage device connected to the first and second current sources;
a DC regulator connected to the energy storage device; and
a thermostat control connected to the DC regulator and to the energy storage device;
wherein the thermostat control includes a charge monitor, sleep/wake logic and a thermostat processing engine, wherein the thermostat processing engine is configured to activate one or more of the demand circuits as a function of a heating/cooling profile, wherein the charge monitor monitors energy stored in the energy storage device; and
wherein the first limited current source provides a first limited current to the energy storage device when the first demand circuit is not activated;
wherein the second limited current source provides a second limited current to the energy storage device when the second demand circuit is not activated;
wherein the sleep/wake logic is configured to place the thermostat control in alternating periods of sleep state and wake state based on the amount of energy stored in the energy storage device, power requirements of the thermostat control during periods of sleep state being less than power requirements of the thermostat control during periods of wake state;
wherein each of the first limited current and the second limited current is insufficient for power requirements of the thermostat control during periods of wake state;
wherein each of the first limited current source and the second limited current source is configured to charge the energy storage device during periods of sleep state;
wherein the sleep/wake logic is configured to maintain the sleep state of the thermostat control at least until the amount of energy on the energy storage device is sufficient for the power requirements of the thermostat control during a subsequent wake state.

US Pat. No. 10,190,753

SEALED AND SEALABLE SCALABLE LIGHTING SYSTEMS INCORPORATING FLEXIBLE LIGHT SHEETS AND RELATED METHODS

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A system of lighting components for illuminating an arbitrary two-dimensional area, the system comprising:a plurality of assemblable illumination elements, each illumination element comprising:
a substrate;
first and second spaced-apart power conductors disposed over the substrate;
a plurality of light-emitting elements that are spaced apart and interconnected into one or more light-emitting strings, each light-emitting string (i) comprising a control element disposed over the substrate and electrically connected to the light-emitting elements in the light-emitting string and configured to provide a predetermined current to the light-emitting elements in the light-emitting string, (ii) comprising two or more of the light-emitting elements, (iii) having a first end electrically connected to the first power conductor, and (iv) having a second end electrically connected to the second power conductor; and
one or more electrical connectors each electrically coupled to at least one of the first or second power conductors,
wherein each illumination element has a different shape defined by a one-dimensional or two-dimensional contiguous arrangement of illumination unit cells, each illumination unit cell (i) being polygonal, (ii) encompassing at least one light-emitting string, and (ii) emitting light at a predetermined luminous flux density, such that the predetermined luminous flux density of each illumination element is within ±10% of the predetermined luminous flux density of any other illumination element.

US Pat. No. 10,190,749

LED TUBE LAMP

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. An LED tube lamp, comprising:a lamp tube, having an LED light bar disposed inside the lamp tube with a plurality of LED light sources on the LED light bar;
two end caps respectively at two opposite ends of the lamp tube; and
a power supply in one or separately in both of the end caps,
wherein each of the end caps comprises:
an electrically insulating tube;
a magnetic metal member, disposed on an inner circumferential surface of the electrically insulating tube;
a hot melt adhesive disposed on an inner circumferential surface of the magnetic metal member; and
two conductive pins disposed on the electrically insulating tube,
wherein the hot melt adhesive comprises phenolic resin 2127, shellac, rosin, calcium carbonate powder, and zinc oxide.

US Pat. No. 10,190,725

LOAD SUPPORT APPARATUS

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. A load support apparatus, comprising:a fixed support unit;
a fixed-side slit provided in the fixed support unit and extending in a predetermined direction;
a movable support unit for receiving a load, being movable with respect to the fixed support unit in a predetermined range along the predetermined direction;
a movable-side slit provided in the movable support unit and extending in the predetermined direction;
a fixed cam that is arranged at the fixed support unit, having a fixed cam face;
a cam groove that is arranged at the movable support unit and extended in a direction intersecting with a movement direction of the movable support unit, having a first movable cam face and a second movable cam face opposed to each other;
a cam follower that is movable in the cam groove along the cam groove, being contacted to the first movable cam face or the second movable cam face;
a first spring that is arranged between the fixed support unit and the movable support unit so as to support the load;
a second spring that urges the cam follower to the fixed cam face; and
a regulating member in a shape of a plate, that is detachably interposed between the fixed-side slit and the movable-side slit, regulates movement of the movable support unit with respect to the fixed support unit and extends in the predetermined direction,
wherein a reaction force from the fixed cam face to the cam follower includes a component in a first direction along the movement direction of the movable support unit and a component in a second direction at least perpendicular to the movement direction of the movable support unit, the components occurring depending on a position in the predetermined range where the movable support unit is movable,
the fixed cam face has a cam shape so that a load acting around the cam follower, an urging force of the first spring, a reaction force from the fixed cam face to the cam follower, and an urging force of the second spring are balanced around the cam follower in the predetermined range where the movable support unit is movable,
the fixed-side slit includes a fixed-side engaging portion engaging the regulating member at one end in the predetermined direction,
the movable-side slit includes a movable-side engaging portion engaging the regulating member at another end opposite to the one end in the predetermined direction, and
in a state that the load is not supported by the movable support unit, the regulating member is engaged with the movable-side engaging portion and engaged with the fixed-side engaging portion with the urging force of the first spring, and the regulating member is locked between the fixed-side engaging portion and the movable-side engaging portion with the urging force received from the movable-side engaging portion and a reaction force received from the fixed-side engaging portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,594

VACUUM PUMP

Edwards Limited, Burgess...

1. A vacuum pump comprising:a bearing; and
a lubricant supply system for lubricating the bearing, wherein the lubricant supply system comprises:
a lubricant reservoir comprising a reservoir matrix for receiving a lubricant and a reservoir enclosure; and
a lubricant transfer arrangement in contact with the reservoir matrix for transferring lubricant from the reservoir matrix to the bearing;
wherein the lubricant reservoir further comprises a plurality of contact regions at which the reservoir matrix is in contact with the reservoir enclosure to locate the reservoir matrix in position relative to the lubricant transfer arrangement and a plurality of spacing regions located radially outward of the reservoir matrix between respective contact regions at which the reservoir matrix is spaced apart from the reservoir enclosure for receiving gas and lubricant foam caused by outgassing in the lubricant in the reservoir matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,190,592

TURBOPUMP WITH ANTI-VIBRATION SYSTEM

ARIANEGROUP SAS, Paris (...

1. A turbopump, comprising:a casing;
a turbine fed with hot gas;
a pump driven by the turbine via a shaft and fed with liquid fluid;
a hot gas exhaust pipe situated downstream from the turbine; and
a bleed-and-injection circuit comprising
a bleed pipe adapted to bleed a liquid fluid at an outlet from the pump,
a heat exchanger adapted to heat the liquid fluid as bled off so as to transform the liquid fluid into gaseous fluid, and
an injector pipe adapted to inject the gaseous fluid into an interface region of the turbopump situated between the pump and the turbine,
wherein the gaseous fluid is injected directly between first and second dynamic seals that define a dynamic sealing system that cooperates with the shaft and with the casing of the turbopump, which dynamic sealing system is located in an interface region situated between the pump and the turbine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,476

ELECTROMAGNETIC VALVE AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC VALVE

ETO Magnetic GmbH, Stock...

1. A solenoid valve (1) for closing a bypass in a coolant circuit of an internal combustion engine, with an energizable winding (3) and an armature (2) that is adjustable in the direction of a core by energizing the winding, which armature (2) force-loads a valve plunger (8) in the direction of a closing position against the spring force of a resetting spring (18) when the winding (3) is energized, whereina pin (12) is adjustable together with the armature for adjusting the valve plunger (8) in the direction of the closing position when the armature (2) is energized, whereby the valve plunger (8) can be force-loaded in the direction of the closing position, wherein the pin (12) is spring force-loaded by a pressure limiting spring (13) in the direction of the closing position of the valve plunger (8), whereby the valve plunger (8) is adjustable out of its closing position against the spring force of the pressure limiting spring (13) for opening the solenoid valve (1) despite the armature (2) being force-loaded in the direction of the core (6), wherein a magnetic flux circuit of the winding (3) and the pressure limiting spring (13) are designed so that in the case of a control voltage that is minimally necessary for closing the solenoid valve, the closing force exerted on the valve plunger (8) via the armature (2) is lower than the spring force exerted on the valve plunger (8) by the pressure limiting spring (13) and with a maximum control voltage, and a limit voltage between the minimum control voltage and the maximum control voltage, the closing force exerted on the valve plunger (8) by way of the armature (2) is greater than the spring force exerted on the valve plunger (8) by way of the pressure limiting spring (13).

US Pat. No. 10,190,449

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE VALVE TIMING

HYUNDAI KEFICO CORPORATIO...

1. An apparatus for controlling an electronic continuously variable valve timing (CVVT) comprising:a motor and a reducer, configured to adjust a relative rotation phase of a cam shaft that rotates with a crank shaft of a combustion engine to adjust a valve timing of a suction valve or an exhaust valve;
a sensor disposed in a border of a side of the motor facing the reducer configured to determine a rotation speed of a first projection of a first rotation member which is coupled to the crank shaft to rotate;
a second projection of a second rotation member having a rotation speed configured to be determined by the sensor which is gear-coupled to the first rotation member at a certain gear ratio and is coupled to the cam shaft to rotate, wherein the sensor is configured to output a sensing signal that corresponds to an output waveform which corresponds to each of the rotation speeds; and
an intelligent motor controller coupled to the motor, wherein the intelligent motor controller is configured to
receive the sensing signal from the sensor,
separate a crank shaft position signal that corresponds to a rotation of the first projection and a cam shaft position signal that corresponds to a rotation of the second projection from the sensing signal,
compare the crank shaft position signal and the cam shaft position signal to detect an actual phase angle of the suction valve or the exhaust valve, and
determine a phase deviation between the detected actual phase angle and a predetermined target phase angle,
wherein the first projection and the second projection are disposed along a circumferential direction of a side of the reducer facing the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,190,418

GAS TURBINE ENGINE AND TURBINE BLADE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turbine blade for a gas turbine engine, comprising:an airfoil body having a pressure side, a suction side, a leading edge portion having a leading edge of the airfoil body, and a trailing edge portion having a trailing edge of the airfoil body, wherein the pressure side, leading edge portion, suction side, and trailing edge portion collectively form a continuous outer surface of the airfoil body, and the airfoil body culminates at a tip surface; and
a squealer tip extending outwardly from the tip surface, said squealer tip having a pressure side rail portion extending along the pressure side wall from the leading edge portion towards the trailing edge portion and a suction side rail portion extending along the suction side wall from the leading edge portion to the trailing edge, said pressure side rail portion and suction side rail portion forming a cavity therebetween on the tip surface of the airfoil body;
wherein the squealer tip includes a passage extending between the pressure side rail portion and the suction side rail portion, said passage configured to fluidly couple the trailing edge portion to the cavity; and
wherein the entire pressure side rail portion and the entire suction side rail portion are respectively offset from the pressure side and the suction side of the airfoil body between the leading edge portion and the trailing edge portion, to define a shelf on the tip surface between each of the pressure and suction sides and the pressure side rail portion and the suction side rail portion, respectively, wherein the suction side rail portion of the squealer tip extends to the trailing edge and is coincident with the continuous outer surface only at the trailing edge of the trailing edge portion, and the pressure side rail portion terminates at an end thereof near the trailing edge portion, and defines the passage as a gap between the end of the pressure side rail portion and the suction side rail portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,197

OXIDATION RESISTANT HIGH-ENTROPY ALLOYS

THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH...

1. A high-entropy alloy (HEA) having a formula of FeaNibMncAldCreCf where a is 37-43 atomic %, b is 8-14 atomic %, c is 32-38 atomic %, d is 5-10.5 atomic %, e is 5-9 atomic % and f is 0-2 atomic %.

US Pat. No. 10,190,070

MULTIPLE-FUNCTION DISPERSANT GRAFT POLYMER

Castrol Limited, Swindon...

1. A multiple function dispersant graft polymer containing at least two different grafted monomers, each directly grafted to a polyolefin polymer backbone having a weight average molecular weight of from about 10,000 to about 1,000,000, the polyolefin polymer backbone having graftable sites, in which:a first grafted monomer comprises an ethylenically unsaturated, aromatic monomer selected from the group consisting of 1-vinylimidazole, N-allylimidazole, 2-vinylpyridine, 4-vinylpyridine, 4-methyl-5-vinyl thiazole, N-allyl diisooctyl phenothiazine, 2-methyl-1-vinylimidazole, 3-methyl-1-vinylpyrazole, N-vinylpurine, and combinations thereof; and
a second grafted monomer comprises an acylating agent with which at least one amine has been reacted, wherein said amine is selected from the group consisting of N-phenylphenylenediamines, N-phenyl-1,4-phenylenediamine, N-phenyl-1,3-phenylenediamine, N-phenyl-1,2-phenylenediamine, N-naphthylphenylenediamine, N-phenylnaphthalenediamine, N?-aminopropyl-N-phenylphenylenediamine, N-arylphenylenediamines represented by the formula:

in which Ar is aromatic and R1 is hydrogen, —NH-aryl, —NH-arylalkyl, —NH-alkylaryl, or a branched or straight chain radical having from 4 to 24 carbon atoms and the radical can be an alkyl, alkenyl, alkoxyl, arylalkyl, alkylaryl, hydroxyalkyl or aminoalkyl radical, R2 is —NH2, —NH(CH2)n—)m—NH2, —CH2—(CH2)n—NH2, -aryl-NH2, in which n and m each has a value from 1 to 10, and R3 is hydrogen or an alkyl, alkenyl, alkoxyl, arylalkyl, or alkylaryl radical, which may have from 4 to 24 carbon atoms; and

in which R4, R5, and R6 are hydrogen or a linear or branched hydrocarbon radical containing from 1 to 10 carbon atoms and that radical may be an alkyl, alkenyl, alkoxyl, alkylaryl, arylalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, or aminoalkyl radical, and R4, R5 and R6 can be the same or different;
aminocarbazoles represented by the formula:

in which R7 and R8 represent hydrogen or an alkyl, alkenyl, or alkoxyl radical having from 1 to 14 carbon atoms, and R7 and R8 can be the same or different;
aminoindoles represented by the formula:

in which R9 represents hydrogen or an alkyl radical having from 1 to 14 carbon atoms, amino-indazolinones represented by the formula:

in which R10 is hydrogen or an alkyl radical having from 1 to 14 carbon atoms, aminomercaptotriazole represented by the formula:

aminoperimidines represented by the formula:

in which R11 represents hydrogen or an alkyl or alkoxyl radical having from 1 to 14 carbon atoms and combinations thereof,
which has from about 1 mole to about 74 moles of first graft monomer per mole of backbone polymer and from about 1 mole to about 74 moles of second graft monomer per mole of backbone polymer, wherein the total moles of first graft monomer and second graft monomer per mole of backbone polymer is not greater than 75 moles;
wherein the multiple function dispersant graft polymer has a Rapid ADT response of at least 4.

US Pat. No. 10,189,856

USE OF SGC STIMULATORS, SGC ACTIVATORS, ALONE AND COMBINATIONS WITH PDE5 INHIBITORS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS (SSC)

1. A method for reducing collagen production in dermal fibroblasts, reducing myofibroblast differentiation and/or for triggering redifferentiation of myofibroblast in a patient suffering from a fibrotic disease selected from the group consisting of systemic sclerosis (SSc), diffuse systemic sclerosis (dSSc), limited systemic sclerosis (lSSc), overlap type of systemic sclerosis, undifferentiated type of systemic sclerosis, systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma, skin fibrosis, nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD), nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), systemic sclerosis (SSc) concomitant fibrosis of internal organs, and keloid formation, comprising administering an effective amount of a compound according to one of formulae (3), (6) or (27)to the patient in need thereof; wherein reduction of collagen production in dermal fibroblasts, reduction of myofibroblast differentiation and/or triggering redifferentiation of myofibroblast occurs without vasodilation.

US Pat. No. 10,189,833

SOLID FORMS OF A COMPOUND MODULATING KINASES

Plexxikon Inc., Berkeley...

1. A method for treating a subject suffering from a disease or condition mediated by a protein kinase selected from c-fms, c-kit, Flt3 or a combination thereof, or mediated by macrophages or microglia, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a crystalline form of Compound I:characterized by an X-ray powder diffractogram comprising peaks (±0.2°) at 7.3, 23.3 and 28.2° 2? as determined on a diffractometer using Cu—K? radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,189,556

CONNECTION ASSEMBLY FOR AIRCRAFT DOOR

1. A system for opening a door of an aircraft, the system comprising:a connection assembly adapted to connect the door to a fuselage section of the aircraft, the connection assembly including:
a main hinge pivotally connected to the fuselage section; and
a link assembly connecting the door to the main hinge and pivotally connected to the fuselage section, the link assembly including one member slidingly and pivotally connected to the door; and
a latch mechanism between the door and the main hinge, the latch mechanism being adapted to be actuated,
wherein the system is adapted to move the door upwardly and inwardly along a predetermined path without moving the main hinge through movement of the latch mechanism and, subsequently, to pivot the door around a virtual pivot point located outside of the aircraft by moving the main hinge once the door has reached an end of the predetermined path.

US Pat. No. 10,189,521

ASSEMBLY PLATFORM

KUKA Systems GmbH, Augsb...

1. A flow production system for use in an assembly line or production line, the flow production system comprising:a conveyor for conveying a workpiece along a conveying direction of the flow production system; and
a platform configured to be moved into and out of the flow production system substantially as a whole, the platform comprising:
a guiding device configured to guide the conveyed workpiece along the platform and to discontinue the guidance at any time, and
a processing device configured to process the conveyed workpiece while the conveyed workpiece is being guided by the guiding device;
wherein the guiding device comprises at least two guide rails, the at least two guide rails configured to be movable between a first position and a second position; and
wherein, in the first position, the guide rails effect a guiding of the conveyed workpiece along the platform and, in the second position, the guide rails prompt a discontinuation of the guidance.

US Pat. No. 10,189,436

ERGONOMIC SAFETY BELT LATCH PLATE

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A latch plate for a vehicle safety belt, comprising:a latch plate tongue element; and
a grip element comprising a gripping portion that is held on a plane that is offset from a plane defined by the latch plate tongue element;
wherein the grip element is configured whereby the gripping portion is held at a plane defining an included angle to a plane defined by an associated safety belt webbing element when the latch plate tongue element is secured to a safety belt buckle element.

US Pat. No. 10,189,426

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING FPGA BOARD IN DRIVERLESS VEHICLE

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for operating a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) board in a driverless vehicle, comprising:collecting driving scenario information on a driving scenario of the driverless vehicle;
determining, based on the driving scenario information, a speed at which the driverless vehicle executes a computing operation in the driving scenario wherein the computing operation is executed for realizing a function of the driverless vehicle, and is executed at different speeds in different driving scenarios;
comparing the speed with a speed threshold; and
switching a working mode of the FPGA board in the driverless vehicle for executing the computing operation to reduce power consumption of the FPGA board, in response to the speed being lower than the speed threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,189,412

STOW-AWAY TAILGATE

Ford Global Technologies ...

16. A vehicle, comprising:a body including a cargo area comprising at least a load floor, a pair of opposed sidewalls, and a cargo area closure;
a cargo area closure receiver provided in at least one of the load floor or one of the pair of opposed sidewalls, the cargo area closure being adapted to pivot vehicle-forwardly into the cargo area closure receiver; and
a compartment cover adapted to overlie the cargo area closure when in the stowed position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,281

DIGITAL THERMAL BINDER AND POWER PRINTING

CERALOC INNOVATION AB, V...

1. A method of forming a digital print on a surface, wherein the method comprises:applying a powder of dry ink, the dry ink comprising colourants, on the surface;
bonding a part of the colorants in the dry ink directly to the surface by application of a liquid substance on the dry ink; and
removing non-bonded dry ink from the surface such that the digital print is formed by the bonded colorants,
wherein the surface with the bonded colorants is pressed after removing the non-bonded colorants.

US Pat. No. 10,189,270

TO CALIBRATE A PRINTER

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method to calibrate a printer, the method comprising:controlling printing of at least one layer of non-white ink on a substrate;
controlling printing of a layer of white ink on the layer of non-white ink;
receiving data for at least one sensed variable of the white ink; and
calibrating the printer using the received data for the at least one sensed variable of the white ink.

US Pat. No. 10,189,089

COATED CUTTING TOOL

TUNGALOY CORPORATION, Iw...

1. A coated cutting tool which comprises a substrate and a coating layer formed onto a surface of the substrate, whereinthe coating layer contains an outermost layer,
the outermost layer contains NbN,
the NbN contains cubic NbN and hexagonal NbN,
when a peak intensity at a (200) plane of the cubic NbN by X-ray diffraction analysis is made lc, a peak intensity at a (101) plane of the hexagonal NbN is made Ih1, and a sum of peak intensities at a (103) plane and a (110) plane of the hexagonal NbN is made Ih2,
then a ratio [Ih1/(Ih1+IC)] of Ih1 based on a sum of lc and Ih1 is 0.5 or more and less than 1.0, and a ratio [Ih1/(Ih1+Ih2)] of Ih1 based on a sum of Ih1 and Ih2 is 0.5 or more and 1.0 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,188,883

PROCESS TO STOP AND/OR PREVENT THE SPREADING OF PEAT FIRES

S.P.C.M. SA, Andrezieux ...

1. A process to stop and/or prevent the spreading of peat fire, the process comprising:digging a trench into soil of a periphery of an area of outbreak of peat fire or potential peat fire, wherein at least some peat is in the soil; and
filling said trench at least partially with at least one superabsorbent (co)polymer (SAP), wherein the at least one superabsorbent (co)polymer (SAP) is an acrylamide and partially or totally salified acrylic acid crosslinked copolymer and contains between 40 and 90 mole percentage (mol %) of acrylamide and between 10 and 60 mol % of partially or totally salified acrylic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,188,594

FERMENTED VEGETABLE OILS AND METHODS OF PREPARING THE SAME

DAMY CHEMICAL CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for preparing a fermented vegetable oil, the method comprising:(a) culturing a yeast in a culture solution at an aerobic condition to form a cultured yeast solution;
(b) adding a vegetable oil to the cultured yeast solution to form a cultured vegetable oil; and
(c) further culturing the yeast in the cultured vegetable oil to ferment the vegetable oil; and
(d) collecting the fermented vegetable oil from the cultured vegetable oil,
wherein the yeast is Pseudozyma SY16, KCTC 8950P,
wherein the free fatty acid content of the fermented vegetable oil formed in step (c) is greater than the free fatty acid content of the vegetable oil added in step (b), and
wherein the culture solution comprises 3 g/l soya bean meal and 0.1 g/l NaCl per liter of the culture solution.

US Pat. No. 10,188,573

BOOT STIRRUP

Allen Medical Systems, In...

1. A boot stirrup for use during surgery, the boot stirrup comprisinga support arm having a longitudinal axis,
a surgical boot including a foot support portion formed to support a foot of a patient and a boot handle fixed to the foot support portion, the boot handle extending from a heel support region of the surgical boot, and
a lockable joint coupled to the support arm and coupled to the surgical boot, the lockable joint being configured to move between an unlocked position in which the lockable joint permits movement of the surgical boot along the longitudinal axis relative to the support arm and rotation of the surgical boot about the longitudinal axis relative to the support arm and a locked position in which the lockable joint blocks movement of the surgical boot along the longitudinal axis relative to the support arm and rotation of the surgical boot about the longitudinal axis relative to the support arm, and the lockable joint includes a release lever configured to move relative to the boot handle to unlock the lockable joint, wherein the release lever includes a grip portion that is spaced from the boot handle when the lockable joint is in the locked position and that is adjacent to and in aligned, side-by-side, substantially parallel registry with the boot handle when the lockable joint is in the unlocked position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,488

SCREWLESS DENTAL IMPLANT CONNECTION

Biomet 3I, LLC, Palm Bea...

1. A dental restoration system comprising:a driver tool including a driving head;
an implant having a tip, a cylindrical body and an open end having an annular shoulder, the cylindrical body including a retention component chamber having a retention component wall;
a retention component seated in the retention component chamber of the implant, the retention component including a driver section for interfacing with the driving head of the driver tool and a dental component engagement section with a threaded surface, wherein the threaded surface is an interior surface of the retention component;
a dental component including a retention component interface surface with threads and a bore therethrough, wherein the threads on the retention component interface is an external surface of the dental component; and
wherein the dental component engages the retention component via the threaded surface of the dental component engagement section interlocks with the threads of the retention component interface surface when the dental component is inserted in the implant, the driving head of the driver tool engaging the driver section of the retention component to allow rotation of the retention component via the driver tool to engage the dental component apically such that the retention component moves, relative to the implant, in a coronal direction toward the annular shoulder as the dental component moves, relative to the implant, in an apical direction toward the tip, the retention component contacting the retention component wall and the dental component contacting the annular shoulder of the open end of the implant when the dental component is fully attached to the implant.

US Pat. No. 10,188,467

SURGICAL GUIDANCE INTERSECTION DISPLAY

InnerOptic Technology, In...

1. A method, comprising:receiving first emplacement data associated with a first device tracker associated with a first medical device;
receiving second emplacement data associated with a second device tracker associated with a second medical device;
determining emplacement of a virtual 3D rendering of the first medical device with respect to a point-of-view location based at least in part on the first emplacement data;
determining emplacement of an image region with respect to the point-of-view location based at least in part on the second emplacement data;
determining an intersection of an axis associated with the virtual 3D rendering of the first medical device and at least a portion of the image region based at least in part on the determined emplacement of the virtual 3D rendering of the first medical device and the determined emplacement of the image region;
determining an intersection indicator based at least in part on the determined intersection, a variance parameter of the first device tracker, and an orientation angle of the virtual 3D rendering of the first medical device with respect to the image region; and
causing one or more displays to concurrently display:
a perspective view of at least a portion of the virtual 3D rendering of the first medical device in a virtual 3D space based at least in part on the determined emplacement of the virtual 3D rendering of the first medical device,
a perspective view of at least a portion of the image region based at least in part on the determined emplacement of the image region, and
the intersection indicator, wherein an area of the intersection indicator increases in proportion to a decrease in the orientation angle.

US Pat. No. 10,188,405

DEVICE FOR USE IN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. A device for use in orthopaedic surgery, the device comprising:a metallic central member; and
an outer portion comprising a polymer, wherein the outer portion surrounds the metallic central member and has a profiled outer surface for removing bone;
wherein the metallic central member comprises one or more engagement features for resisting movement of the metallic central member relative to the outer portion during impaction of the device and wherein at least one of the engagement features comprises an aperture passing through the metallic central member.

US Pat. No. 10,188,119

METHOD FOR TREATING A SUBSTANCE WITH WAVE ENERGY FROM PLASMA AND AN ELECTRICAL ARC

Foret Plasma Labs, LLC, ...

1. A method for processing a material comprising the steps of:providing a vessel having (a) an interior defined by a cylindrical portion disposed between a first end and a second end, (b) an outlet in the first end that is aligned with a longitudinal axis of the cylindrical portion, (c) at least one inlet in the first end to receive the material, (d) a first wave energy source comprising a first electrode disposed at least partially within the outlet and aligned with the longitudinal axis, and a second electrode disposed at least partially within the second end, aligned with the longitudinal axis and spaced apart from the first electrode, (e) a second wave energy source comprising a set of radio frequency coils or windings disposed around or within the cylindrical portion, and (f) two or more jets mounted tangentially in the cylindrical portion;
generating a plasma within the interior using the first and second plasma sources;
directing a fluid or a gas into the interior via the two or more jets to create angular momentum in the plasma to form a plasma vortex that circulates around a central void substantially aligned with the longitudinal axis; and
processing the material by directing the material into the plasma vortex via the inlet such that the plasma vortex reacts with the material and the material is irradiated with one or more wave energies produced by the first and second wave energy sources.
US Pat. No. 10,190,236

HIGH STRENGTH AND HIGH MODULUS ULTRA-HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE FIBERS

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMIT...

1. A compact polymeric gel comprising:i. ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) in an amount ranging from 2 to 40% with respect to the total mass of the gel;
ii. at least one nucleator in an amount ranging from 0.05 to 4.0% with respect to the total mass of the gel;
iii. at least one filler in an amount ranging from 0.1 to 1.5% with respect to the total mass of the gel; and
iv. at least one fluid medium;
wherein said UHMWPE is disentangled-UHMWPE or is a combination of entangled-UHMWPE and disentangled-UHMWPE such that the amount of entangled-UHMWPE is equal to or less than the amount of disentangled-UHMWPE.
US Pat. No. 10,190,769

PROCESS FOR THE CONVERSION OF BIOMASS OF PLANT ORIGIN, AND A COMBUSTION PROCESS

NEWFOSS HOLDING B.V., Ba...

1. A process for the conversion of biomass into a biomass product which is suitable for use as a fuel, wherein the biomass is of plant origin and comprises microorganisms naturally occurring in the biomass, which process comprisespreparing a slurry by dispersing the biomass comprising the naturally occurring microorganisms in an aqueous liquid,
maintaining the slurry at conditions suitable for aerobic digestion by the microorganisms to obtain a slurry comprising the biomass product as a dispersed solid phase, and
recovering the biomass product, which recovering comprises washing using water as a washing liquid and drying the biomass product.
US Pat. No. 10,188,735

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR STABILIZING PROTEIN-CONTAINING FORMULATIONS

GENENTECH, INC., South S...

1. An aqueous composition of matter comprising an antibody and an alkylglycoside having a CMC value of about 1.0 mM or greater in water at 25° C., wherein the alkylglycoside is present at a concentration that is lower than the CMC value of the alkylglycoside in water at 25° C.
US Pat. No. 10,191,380

COMPOSITION FOR RESIST PATTERNING AND METHOD FOR FORMING PATTERN USING SAME

AZ Electronic Materials (...

1. A resist pattern treatment composition comprising:(A) a nitrogen-containing compound showing basicity when dissolved in water and having a boiling point of 48° C. or more, and said nitrogen-containing compound is selected from the group consisting of:polyvinylamine, polyvinylimidazole, polyallylamine, polydiallylamine, poly(allylamine-co-diallylamine) and polyethyleneimine;
(B) an anionic surfactant having a sulfo or carboxyl group, and
(C) water.
US Pat. No. 10,190,623

SLIDING ELEMENT

Federal-Mogul Wiesbaden G...

1. A sliding element with a substrate and with at least one layer of a sliding layer material applied to the substrate, wherein the sliding element is for fluid lubricated applications,wherein the sliding layer material is a sliding lacquer with at least one cross-linkable bonding agent consisting of polyamideimide (PAI), polyimide (PI), polybenzimidazole (PBI) and/or silicone resin or a sliding lacquer with at least one high-melting thermoplastic material consisting of polyarylates and/or polyether sulfone (PES), the sliding layer material contains Fe2O3, and the proportion of Fe2O3 related to the total sliding layer material is 0.1 to 15% by volume,
or the sliding layer material is a material with a matrix of at least one high-melting thermoplastic material consisting of polyarylates, and/or polyether sulfone (PES) or a material with a matrix of at least one duroplastic material consisting of polyamideimide (PAI), polyimide (PI), polybenzimidazole (PBI) and/or silicone resin, and wherein the sliding layer material contains Fe2O3.
US Pat. No. 10,190,124

SUBSTITUTION MUTANT RECEPTORS AND THEIR USE IN A NUCLEAR RECEPTOR-BASED INDUCIBLE GENE EXPRESSION SYSTEM

Intrexon Corporation, Bl...

1. A method of modulating the expression of a gene in a host cell comprising the steps of:a) introducing into the host cell a gene expression modulation system comprising
i) a first polynucleotide that encodes a first polypeptide comprising: (1) a DNA-binding domain that recognizes a response element associated with a gene whose expression is to be modulated; and 2) a first nuclear receptor ligand binding domain; and
ii) a second polynucleotide that encodes a second polypeptide comprising: 1) a transactivation domain; and 2) a second nuclear receptor ligand binding domain;
wherein one of the first or second nuclear receptor ligand binding domains comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 wherein the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 has
a single amino acid substitution mutation at amino acid residue 20, 21, 48, 51, 58, 59, 61, 62, 92, 93, 95, 109, 120, 123, 125, 175, 223, 230, 234, or 238 of SEQ ID NO: 1;
b) introducing into the host cell a ligand;
wherein the gene to be modulated is a component of a gene expression cassette comprising:
i) a response element recognized by the DNA binding domain;
ii) a promoter that is activated by the transactivation domain; and
iii) a gene whose expression is to be modulated;
whereby upon introduction of the ligand into the host cell, expression of the gene of b) iii) is modulated.
US Pat. No. 10,189,910

ANTI-DPEP3 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE

AbbVie Stemcentrx LLC, N...

1. An antibody drug conjugate comprising a monoclonal antibody conjugated, linked, or otherwise associated with a cytotoxic agent,wherein the monoclonal antibody binds human DPEP3 and comprises three complementarity determining regions of a light chain variable region set forth as SEQ ID NO: 205 and three complementarity determining regions of a heavy chain variable region set forth as SEQ ID NO: 207.
US Pat. No. 10,188,116

METHOD OF SYNTHESIZING DOUM NANOPARTICLES

King Saud University, Ri...

1. A method for synthesizing Doum nanoparticles for enhanced antibacterial activity, comprising:drying Doum fruit to provide a dried fruit;
reducing the dried fruit to a powder;
subjecting the powder to alcohol hydrolysis to provide the Doum nanoparticles, wherein the alcohol hydrolysis comprises mixing the powder with ethanol under ultrasonic conditions of 30-60 kHZ for 25-30 minutes to provide a mixture and adding distilled water to the mixture to create a solution;
stirring the solution for 15-30 minutes at a temperature of 30-50° C.; and
filtering the solution to obtain the Doum nanoparticles, wherein the Doum nanoparticles have a particle size of 220 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,189,915

POLYMERIZATION PROCESS

ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY, C...

1. A method of forming a polymer, comprising(a) providing a reaction mixture comprising
(i) one or more vinyl monomers
(ii) one or more pH-sensitive inhibition systems
(iii) one or more initiators in an amount such that a weight ratio of initiator to the total of said vinyl monomers is 0.001:1 or higher,
(iv) water in an amount of 25% or more, by weight based on the total weight of the reaction mixture,
(b) establishing conditions in said reaction mixture such that a free radical polymerization of said vinyl monomer occurs at a location, and
(c) after steps (a) and (b) and prior to completion of said free radical polymerization, changing the pH of said reaction mixture to increase the rate of generation of said free radical polymerization at the location of said free radical polymerization.
US Pat. No. 10,190,172

METHOD FOR DETERMINING PROGNOSIS OF RENAL CELL CARCINOMA

NATIONAL CANCER CENTER, ...

1. A method for determining a tissue having renal cell carcinoma, comprising:(1) treating genomic DNA prepared from a renal tissue of a subject with bisulfite;
(2) amplifying the bisulfite-treated genomic DNA by PCR, with PCR primers having the nucleotide sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 51 and 52;
(3) subjecting the PCR amplification product obtained in (2) to ion exchange chromatography;
(4) obtaining a retention time of a detection signal obtained by the chromatography; and
(5) determining the tissue as a tissue having renal cell carcinoma obtained from a renal cell carcinoma patient with poor prognosis when the retention time of the detection signal obtained by the chromatography is shorter than a retention time serving as a reference.

US Pat. No. 10,194,543

EXPANDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An expandable display device comprising:a housing comprising a fixing portion;
a pair of sliding portions provided at respective sides of the fixing portion, each of the sliding portions being configured to be drawn out from the housing along a first direction such that a distance from the respective sliding portion to the fixing portion is changed; and
a panel unit comprising:
a flexible display panel comprising a plurality of pixels and having a screen at a first side thereof; and
a support panel attached to a second side of the flexible display panel facing the first side, the support panel comprising a plurality of slits extending in a second direction crossing the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,194,533

METHODS OF LASER TRACE POST PROCESSING AND DEPANELING OF ASSEMBLED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

SMART WAVE TECHNOLOGIES, ...

1. A method for processing an assembled printed circuit board (PCBa) panel comprising the steps of:a) loading at least one PCBa panel containing a plurality of connected PCBa's into a processing device having a first and second laser, wherein each PCBa has a plurality of traces;
b) severing at least one trace on each PCBa using the first laser to individualize the PCBa's; and
c) depaneling the PCBa panel to separate the plurality of connected PCBa's using the second laser.

US Pat. No. 10,194,532

THINNED ELECTRONIC PRODUCT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUAN...

1. A manufacturing method of a thinned electronic product, comprising:forming a conductive circuit on a first surface of a supporting body, wherein the conductive circuit is made of a patterned conductive ink layer;
disposing an electronic element on the conductive circuit, wherein the electronic element is electrically connected to the conductive circuit; and
disposing a film layer on the conductive circuit having the electronic element, wherein the electronic element and the conductive circuit are wrapped between the supporting body and the film layer;
wherein the film layer is a single-layer or multi-layer structure, the film layer comprises a functional film layer formed by at least one layer selected from a group composed of a heat dissipation layer, a light guide layer, an external view ink layer, a waterproof layer, an adhesive layer, an electromagnetic wave shielding layer, a chemical resistant layer and a supporting layer, and wherein the supporting body is interposed between the conductive circuit and the functional film layer.

US Pat. No. 10,194,513

LIGHT FIXTURE AS AN ACCESS POINT IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a plurality of light fixture components used in an operation of a plurality of light fixtures; and
at least one controller that controls and communicates with the plurality of light fixture components,
wherein the at least one controller, subsequent to initial operation of the plurality of light fixtures, is further communicably coupled with a first independent component, wherein the first independent component is unassociated with the operation of the plurality of light fixtures, wherein a first communication transmitted between the at least one controller and the first independent component comprises information that is unassociated with the operation of the plurality of light fixtures,
wherein the first independent component, when introduced, is unknown to the at least one controller, and
wherein the first independent component, after being introduced, is known to the at least one controller.

US Pat. No. 10,194,504

LIGHTING SYSTEM

1. A lighting system comprisingat least one light-emitting diode,
a monitoring output, at which a fault signal is present in the case of a defect in the light-emitting diode during operation of the lighting system,
a switch for switching a connection between a current source and the light-emitting diode, and
a comparator which is coupled with the monitoring output and the switch, wherein
the current source is disconnected from the light-emitting diode in an activated state of the switch, and
the comparator is configured to switch the switch into the activated state when the fault signal is present at the monitoring output.

US Pat. No. 10,194,500

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIMMING CONTROL USING TRIAC DIMMERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for dimming control of one or more light emitting diodes, the system comprising:one or more signal processing components configured to receive a first signal associated with a TRIAC dimmer, process information associated with the first signal, determine whether the TRIAC dimmer is in a first condition or a second condition, generate a second signal based on at least information associated with the first signal, and send the second signal to a switch;
wherein the one or more signal processing components are further configured to:
if the TRIAC dimmer is determined to be in the first condition, generate the second signal to cause the switch to be opened and closed corresponding to a modulation frequency; and
if the TRIAC dimmer is determined to be in the second condition, generate the second signal to cause the switch to remain closed for a first period of time until at least the TRIAC dimmer changes from the second condition to the first condition.

US Pat. No. 10,194,499

LIGHTING DEVICE

Rohm Co., Ltd., Kyoto (J...

1. A lighting device comprising:at least one dimmer configured to adjust a light emission current flowing in a light emitting element group;
a light emission controller configured to control the dimmer by detecting a magnitude relationship between a drive voltage and a light emission reference voltage; and
a power supply circuit configured to supply the drive voltage,
wherein the light emission controller
enables the dimmer to generate the light emission current when the drive voltage is higher than the light emission reference voltage, and
disables the dimmer from generating the light emission current when the drive voltage is lower than the light emission reference voltage,
wherein the light emitting element group includes a plurality of light emitting elements connected in series with each other which emit light as a result of the light emission current flowing therein when a light emission voltage based on the drive voltage and equal to or higher than the light emission reference voltage is applied to the light emitting element group,
wherein the light emission controller includes:
a comparing circuit configured to output a comparison result signal by comparing a comparison voltage based on the drive voltage with a predetermined reference voltage; and
a control switch configured to be turned on and off in accordance with the comparison result signal,
wherein the dimmer is enabled to generate and disabled from generating the light emission current as a result of the control switch being turned on and off.

US Pat. No. 10,194,479

ASSOCIATED DEVICE DISCOVERY IN IMS NETWORKS

Aylus Networks, Inc., We...

1. A method for a mobile device to act as a switch between a cellular network and a Personal Area Network (PAN) proximate to the mobile device, the method comprising:sensing one or more devices proximate to a mobile device;
creating the PAN for the one or more devices proximate to the mobile device using a local network;
creating a cellular network session;
using both the local network and the cellular network session, to provide a gateway between the cellular network and the one or more devices in the PAN; and
controlling the PAN,
wherein, during the cellular network session, the mobile device is the only device visible to or directly addressable by the cellular network, and the one or more devices access the cellular network through the mobile device while the mobile device is configured to simultaneously maintain a voice call over a circuit switched network with which the mobile device communicates without use of any of the one or more devices as an intervening device, wherein the mobile device is configured to invite a Media server (MS) or an Application server (AS) into the session.

US Pat. No. 10,194,476

WI-FI DIRECT SERVICES MECHANISMS FOR WIRELESS GIGABIT DISPLAY EXTENSION

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a memory; and
logic, at least a portion of which is implemented in baseband circuitry coupled to the memory, the logic to:
identify a WiGig Display Extension (WDE) service advertised by a WDE device based on a service name including an element comprising a value of either source or sink;
determine that the WDE device is to operate as a WDE source in conjunction with the WDE service when the element comprises the value source;
determine that the WDE device is to operate as a WDE sink in conjunction with the WDE service when the element comprises the value sink;
generate a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Provision Discovery Request frame for transmission to the WDE device to initiate a procedure for establishing a P2P connection with the WDE device;
generate an Application Service Platform (ASP) REQUEST_SESSION message for transmission to the WDE device to initiate a procedure for creating an ASP session with the WDE device, the ASP REQUEST_SESSION message to comprise an advertisement ID associated with the WDE service; and
following a determination that the ASP session is open, exchange WDE protocol data with the WDE device via the P2P connection.

US Pat. No. 10,194,474

COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

British Telecommunication...

1. A method for establishing a connection between a first and a second base station, the method comprising:a first base station receiving a first identifier for a second base station and a second identifier for a second wireless local area networking module associated with the second base station, wherein the first identifier uniquely identifies the second base station and the second identifier uniquely identifies the second wireless local area networking module;
based on the first identifier and the second identifier, determining if a first wireless local area networking module associated with a first base station is communicatively connectable to the second wireless local area networking module associated with a second base station; and
the first base station establishing a cellular connection with the second base station using the first identifier and the second identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,194,463

EFFICIENT SIGNALING OVER ACCESS CHANNEL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. In a wireless communication system, a method of transmitting an acknowledgement of a detected access sequence, the method comprising:receiving, at an access point, an access sequence from an access terminal during an initial access attempt, the initial access attempt requesting a connection with the access point, the access sequence including channel quality information observed from a transmission previously received by the access terminal;
determining at least one attribute of the access terminal based at least in part on the received access sequence; and
transmitting an access grant for the connection commensurate with the at least one attribute, wherein the at least one attribute comprises an amount of data available for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,194,451

CHANNEL DETECTION NOTIFICATION METHOD, APPARATUS AND BASE STATION

Nanchang Coolpad Intellig...

1. A method for channel detection notification for a base station, comprising:when a LTE system works at an unauthorized frequency band, receiving, by a primary cell base station, Radio Resource Management (RRM) measuring results of multiple base stations at the unauthorized frequency band reported by a terminal;
selecting a secondary cell base station for the terminal according to the RRM measuring results of the multiple base stations;
informing the secondary cell base station to conduct downlink channel detection at the unauthorized frequency band, when it is determined that downlink traffic reaches a set first traffic threshold value; and
informing at least one of the secondary cell base station and the terminal to conduct uplink channel detection at the unauthorized frequency band, when it is determined that uplink traffic reaches a set second traffic threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,194,439

SUBFRAME CONFIGURATION IN A WIRELESS DEVICE AND WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first base station from a second base station, a first message comprising one or more first parameters identifying a first plurality of subframes as a listen-before-talk (LBT) subframe of the second base station;
selecting a second plurality of subframes as an LBT subframe by the first base station based on the one or more first parameters;
transmitting, by the first base station to the second base station, a second message comprising one or more second parameters identifying the second plurality of subframes as a listen-before-talk (LBT) subframe of the first base station;
transmitting, by the first base station to one or more wireless devices, at least one radio resource control (RRC) message comprising one or more third parameters identifying the second plurality of subframes as a listen-before-talk (LBT) subframe;
performing, by the first base station, an LBT procedure in a subframe in the second plurality of subframes; and
transmitting, by the first base station, a burst when the LBT procedure indicates a clear channel; and
wherein the burst is configurable to start in the subframe if the subframe is identified as an LBT subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,194,437

BACKHAUL LINK FOR DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

1. A device, comprising:a first antenna;
an inductive power supply;
a memory to store instructions; and
a processor, communicatively coupled to the memory, to facilitate execution of the instructions to perform operations, the operations comprising:
receiving a plurality of modulated signals each operating in a respective one of a plurality of cellular bands, and each conforming to one of a plurality of signaling protocols, wherein the plurality of modulated signals is received via a first guided electromagnetic wave that conveys the modulated signals and that propagates along a transmission medium, wherein the transmission medium has an outer surface, wherein the inductive power supply is configured to receive power inductively from the transmission medium along which the first guided electromagnetic wave propagates, and wherein the inductive power supply is configured to power at least a portion of the device;
converting the plurality of modulated signals each operating in the respective one of the plurality of cellular bands to a plurality of frequency converted signals each operating in a respective one of a plurality of frequency bands, each frequency converted signal of the plurality of frequency converted signals comprising a corresponding modulated signal of the plurality of modulated signals frequency-shifted from a corresponding cellular band of the plurality of cellular bands to a corresponding frequency band of the plurality of frequency bands, the plurality of frequency bands differing from the plurality of cellular bands, and the converting being performed without modifying the plurality of signaling protocols; and
transmitting, by the first antenna, the plurality of frequency converted signals each operating in the respective one of the plurality of frequency bands for receipt by a recipient antenna of a recipient system of a plurality of systems, each of the plurality of systems including an antenna to form a distributed antenna system, the recipient antenna providing the plurality of frequency converted signals to the recipient system to facilitate conversion of at least one of the plurality of frequency converted signals to at least one modulated signal of the plurality of modulated signals operating in at least one cellular band of the plurality of cellular bands for wireless delivery to a wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,432

SIGNAL TRANSMISSIONS IN ONE OR MORE SUBFRAMES IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving one or more radio resource control (RRC) messages comprising one or more configuration parameters for a licensed assisted access (LAA) cell, the one or more configuration parameters comprising one or more listen before talk (LBT) configuration parameters;
receiving a downlink control information (DCI) comprising:
an allocation of resource blocks for transmission of uplink data in a subframe;
a first field comprising an index indicating a starting position for the uplink data in the subframe, the index identifying one of a plurality of pre-configured starting positions; and
a second field indicating an ending symbol for the uplink data, the ending symbol being one of a plurality of pre-configured ending symbols;
performing, on the LAA cell and before the starting position of the subframe, an LBT procedure employing the one or more LBT configuration parameters, the LBT procedure indicating a clear channel;
mapping, based at least on the starting position and the ending symbol, the uplink data to resource elements corresponding to the resource blocks allocated for transmission; and
transmitting, the uplink data on the LAA cell, starting at the starting position in the subframe and ending before the ending symbol.

US Pat. No. 10,194,431

WIRELESS DEVICE LOCATION SERVICES

Wireless Future Technolog...

1. A user equipment comprising:a receiver and a processor configured to receive a radio resource control (RRC) signal including uplink (UL) sounding reference signal (SRS) configuration information; and
the receiver and the processor further configured to receive a semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) message to initiate transmission of UL SRSs; and
the processor and a transmitter configured to transmit UL SRSs in a time and frequency pattern based on the UL SRS configuration information and the SPS message.

US Pat. No. 10,194,430

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting uplink control information (UCI), performed by a user equipment (UE), in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a transmission power of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH); and
transmitting the UCI to a base station (BS) through the PUCCH using the transmission power of the PUCCH in a subframe,
wherein when the subframe is configured for transmitting a scheduling request (SR) and when a transmission of a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) coincides with the subframe, the transmission power of the PUCCH is determined based on a total payload size of the HARQ-ACK and the SR, and
wherein a payload size of the SR is one bit.

US Pat. No. 10,194,421

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:transmitting a silence command to a mobile terminal by a network node when a first predetermined condition occurs;
making a secondary component carrier of the mobile terminal transition to a silence state from an activation state according to the silence command and a silence-specific configuration and operate in the silence state according to the silence-specific configuration, wherein the silence-specific configuration is used to configure the mobile terminal by the network node, and the silence state is defined as a state in which the mobile terminal stops signal transmissions to the network node on a secondary cell but remains monitoring downlink control channel and measuring Reference Signal Received Power (RSRP)/Reference Signal Received Quality (RSRQ) on the secondary cell, wherein the secondary cell is served by the network node which uses a secondary component carrier that corresponds to the secondary component carrier of the mobile terminal, which is in a frequency band of a shared spectrum or an unlicensed spectrum;
transmitting a signaling message to the mobile terminal by the network node when a second predetermined condition occurs; and
making the secondary component carrier of the mobile terminal transition to the activation state from the silence state according to the silence-specific configuration and restart or resume message signal transmissions on the secondary cell in accordance with the signaling message;
wherein the signaling message is a de-silence command if a time alignment timer (TAT) associated with the secondary cell is expired when the second predetermined condition occurs, wherein the de-silence command is used to control the mobile terminal to perform a de-silence procedure before the secondary component carrier transitions to the activation state from the silence state;
wherein the silence command comprises a pre-assigned preamble, and the de-silence procedure comprises:
reporting channel state information (CSI) of the secondary cell in accordance with a temporary CSI reporting configuration of the silence-specific configuration;
transmitting the pre-assigned preamble to the network node; and
receiving a timing advance (TA) value from the network node.

US Pat. No. 10,194,415

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING LOCATION SPECIFIC CONTENT AND NOTIFICATIONS UTILIZING BEACONS AND DRONES

Fresh Digital, Inc., New...

1. A method comprising:storing venue information associated with a venue, the venue information including a first location portion of the venue and a second location portion of the venue;
identifying an actual presence of a location sensing mobile device within the venue;
selecting a first drone from a plurality of drones based on the actual presence of the location sensing mobile device, the first drone associated with the first location portion of the venue;
receiving first sensor data from the first drone;
receiving a virtual presence of the location sensing mobile device, the virtual presence being different from the actual presence;
selecting a second drone from the plurality of drones based on the virtual presence of the location sensing mobile device, the second drone associated with the second location portion of the venue;
receiving second sensor data from the second drone; and
transmitting the first sensor data and the second sensor data to the location sensing mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,406

MULTI-CARRIER POWER HEADROOM IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, at least one message comprising:
a first parameter indicating whether simultaneous physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) and physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission is configured for a primary cell; and
a second parameter indicating whether simultaneous PUCCH and PUSCH transmission is configured for a PUCCH secondary cell (SCell); and
transmitting a power headroom (PH) report, wherein:
in response to the PUCCH SCell being activated, the PH report comprises a first Type 2 PH field for the primary cell and a second Type 2 PH field for the PUCCH SCell, independent of whether simultaneous PUCCH and PUSCH transmission is configured or not configured for the primary cell or the PUCCH SCell; and
in response to the PUCCH SCell being deactivated and simultaneous PUCCH and PUSCH transmission being configured for the primary cell, the PH report comprises the first Type 2 PH field for the primary cell and no PH field for the PUCCH SCell.

US Pat. No. 10,194,395

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOW-POWER LOCATION DETERMINATION USING TERRESTRIAL SIGNALS

NextNav, LLC, Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for reducing power consumption of a receiver in association with estimating a position of the receiver using terrestrial signals, the method comprising:determining power reduction strategy information;
identifying a power reduction strategy using the determined power reduction strategy information; and
placing one or more modules of the receiver into a reduced power state using the identified power reduction strategy,
wherein identifying a power reduction strategy using the determined power reduction strategy information comprises:
(a) determining a set of transmitters from which the receiver has received signals, wherein each of the transmitters in the set of transmitters transmitted a respective signal using a different TDMA transmission time slot; and
(b) selecting, from the set of transmitters, a subset of transmitters that includes at least a threshold minimum number of transmitters, wherein selecting the subset of transmitters comprises:
(i) identifying a first subset of transmitters that includes at least the threshold minimum number of transmitters and that transmitted a first subset of signals used to derive a first subset of range measurements that were used to compute a first estimated position of the receiver that meets a position quality threshold condition;
(ii) identifying a second subset of transmitters that includes at least the threshold minimum number of transmitters and that transmitted a second subset of signals used to derive a second subset of range measurements that were used to compute a second estimated position of the receiver that meets the position quality threshold condition;
(iii) selecting the first subset of transmitters as the selected subset of transmitters when a number of transmitters in the first subset of transmitters is less than a number of transmitters in the second subset of transmitters;
(iv) selecting the second subset of transmitters as the selected subset of transmitters when the number of transmitters in the second subset of transmitters is less than the number of transmitters in the first subset of transmitters; and
(v) selecting either the first subset of transmitters or the second subset of transmitters as the selected subset of transmitters when the number of transmitters in the first subset of transmitters is equal to the number of transmitters in the second subset of transmitters,
wherein the identified power reduction strategy places a module of the one or more modules into the reduced power state during transmission time slots that are not used by any transmitter of the subset of transmitters.

US Pat. No. 10,194,287

INFORMATION TRANSMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD AND INFORMATION RECEIVING DEVICE AND METHOD

Yulong Computer Telecommu...

1. An apparatus for transmitting information, comprising:a storage unit storing a plurality of computer-readable program codes; and
a processor electrically connected to the storage unit and configured to execute the plurality of computer-readable program codes to:
select multiple pieces of target recipient information and a target transmission mode for a to-be-transmitted short message based on a selection command received, wherein the target transmission mode includes a disappear-after-reading transmission mode and a direct transmission mode;
determine whether the target transmission mode for the to-be-transmitted short message is the disappear-after-reading transmission mode;
determine respectively, when the target transmission mode is the disappear-after-reading transmission mode, whether disappear-after-reading is currently supported by an information receiving device corresponding to each piece of target recipient information among the multiple pieces of target recipient information; and
transmit the to-be-transmitted short message in the disappear-after-reading transmission mode to the information receiving device when disappear-after-reading is currently supported by the information receiving device, and transmitting the to-be-transmitted short message in the direct transmission mode to the information receiving device when disappear-after-reading is not currently supported by the information receiving device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,269

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING DOPPLER MEASUREMENTS TO ESTIMATE A POSITION OF A RECEIVER

NextNav, LLC, Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for estimating a position of a receiver, the method comprising:receiving, at the receiver, first positioning signals from transmitters of a first network;
receiving, at the receiver, second signals from transmitters of a second network;
generating Doppler frequency shift measurements using the second signals; and
determining an estimated position of the receiver using the first positioning signals and the Doppler frequency shift measurements by:
(i) initializing a Particle Filter;
(ii) generating a plurality of particles and respective weights, wherein each particle represents a hypothesis of the position of the receiver, and wherein each respective weight represents a probability that the hypothesis of the respective particle is closest to the position of the receiver;
(iii) updating each of the respective weights using the first positioning signals;
(iv) generating, for each of the plurality of particles, a likelihood value that represents a probability that the hypothesis of the particle is closest to the position of the receiver given the Doppler frequency shift measurements; and
(v) updating each respective weight using the likelihood value generated for its respective particle.

US Pat. No. 10,194,064

ARRAY CAMERA MODULE BASED ON INTEGRAL PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY

Ningbo Sunny Opotech Co.,...

1. An array camera module, comprising:two or more photosensitive elements each having a top surface defining a photosensitive region having a photosensitive path and a non-photosensitive region positioned around said photosensitive region;
a joint integral base assembly comprising a joint circuit board and at least a joint integral base, wherein said joint circuit board comprises two or more circuit boards integrally made side by side to form an integral piece of said joint circuit board, said joint integral base comprising two or more integral bases integrally molded and packaged side by side to form an integral piece of said joint integral base, said joint integral base having two or more light windows provided side by side in said two or more integral bases respectively to define two or more light passages for said two or more photosensitive elements provided on said two or more circuit boards of said joint circuit board respectively, said two or more circuit boards which are electrically connected with said non-photosensitive regions of said two or more photosensitive elements providing electronic components positioned around said two or more photosensitive elements, said two or more integral base being molded to be integrally packaged with said two or more circuit boards with said electronic components being embedded therein, said photosensitive regions of said two or more photosensitive elements positioned within said two or more light windows facing said two or more light passages respectively;
two or more light filters sized corresponding to said photosensitive region of said photosensitive element;
two or more light filter holders installed on said two integral bases of said joint integral base respectively, wherein each of said light filter holders, made of a material more flexible than said integral bases, has a top side having a flat surface, a bottom side installed with said respective integral base, and a supporting groove which is provided in said top side and has a receiving opening communicated with said respective light window for receiving said light filter, wherein each of said light filter holders has an outer peripheral edge extended outwardly to be supported on top of said respective integral base and an inner peripheral edge extended inwardly from said inner surrounding wall of said respective integral base to form said supporting groove, so that each of said receiving openings has a size smaller than said respective light window, wherein said two or more light filters are supported in said supporting grooves of said two or more light filter holders and arranged along said photosensitive paths of said two or more photosensitive elements so as to minimize said size of said two or more light filters, while said flexible material made light filter holders provide a better support to said two or more light filters than said integral bases; and
two or more lenses installed on said top sides of said two or more light filter holders respectively such that said light filter holders are positioned between said lenses and said joint integral base to support said lenses in position respectively while said lenses are optically coupled with said photosensitive elements in such a manner that said lenses and said light filters are positioned in said photosensitive paths of said photosensitive elements respectively, so that light beams passing through said lenses and reaching said photosensitive elements via said light windows and said light filters undergo light conversions by said photosensitive elements respectively that electrical signals are transmitted to said circuit boards respectively so that said array camera module is able to capture two or more image information at the same time.

US Pat. No. 10,194,032

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IN-EAR CANAL SOUND SUPPRESSION

Staton Techiya, LLC, Del...

1. A method of conferencing, the method comprising:initiating a conference call from a first communication device with two or more communication devices different from the first communication device;
selecting to suppress a voice communication of at least one communication device of the two or more communication devices on the conference call, wherein a modified electronic signal is generated with the at least one communication device so that the voice communication from the at least one communication device is inaudible;
sending the modified electronic signal to at least one of the two or more communication devices different from the first communication device;
delivering audio content corresponding to the conference call to the first communication device by way of an Ear Canal Receiver (ECR) to produce an acoustic audio content;
capturing, at the first communication device, the acoustic audio content including the voice communication by way of an Ear Canal Microphone (ECM) of the first communication device, wherein the ECM provides an electronic internal signal based on the acoustic audio content including the voice communication of the at least one communication device of the two or more communication devices on the conference call; and
suppressing the voice communication from a predetermined channel in the electronic internal signal thereby generating the modified electronic signal wherein the electronic internal signal and a reference signal couples to an adaptive filter to generate the modified electronic signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,869

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROTECTING NETWORK DEVICES BY A FIREWALL

CRYPTZONE NORTH AMERICA, ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a computer system implementing a gateway to a private network, a request from a client device for a network tunnel between the client device and a network device in the private network;
sharing, by the computer system, a signature key between the gateway and an authentication server;
authenticating the client device by the computer system by at least verifying a digital signature via the signature key;
receiving, from the authentication server in communication with the computer system, a client access list that includes a list of network devices the client device is allowed to communicate with;
verifying, by the computer system, that the network device in the private network is part of the list of network devices the client device is allowed to communicate with; and
establishing, by the computer system, the network tunnel between the client device and the network device in the private network through the gateway.

US Pat. No. 10,193,631

OPTICAL MODULE AND CIRCUIT AND METHOD TO CONTROL THE SAME

Accelink Technologies Co....

1. A control circuit for an optical module including an optical receiving unit and an optical transmitting unit, the control circuit comprising:a first memory for storing a plurality of configuration parameters of the optical module at predefined locations within the first memory;
a second memory for storing a plurality of variables at dynamically allocated locations of the second memory, the plurality of variables including variables corresponding to a current operation status of the optical module;
an analog-to-digital converter configured to receive an analog signal corresponding to the current operation status of the optical module, and to convert the analog signal to a digital value to be stored as the variable corresponding to the current operation status of the optical module in the dynamically allocated location of the second memory;
an interface configured to communicate with a host to receive an access request including an access address from the host; and
an access control unit configured to control the access of the host, wherein when the access address is within a first range, the access control unit maps the access address to one of the predefined locations within the first memory corresponding to the access address to allow the host to directly access the one of the predefined locations of the first memory, and when the access address is within a second range different from the first range, the access control unit allows the host to access one of the variables corresponding to the access address so as to access a value of the one of the variables stored in one of the dynamically allocated locations within the second memory.

US Pat. No. 10,193,585

TONE REMOVAL FOR DIGITAL CIRCUITS

SiTune Corporation, San ...

1. A system comprising:an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for converting a noisy analog signal to a noisy digital signal, the noisy analog signal comprising a first signal and a second signal, the second signal of a first frequency;
a tone signal generator for providing a third signal comprising the first frequency;
a phase estimator circuit for generating an estimated phasor value, the estimated phasor value multiplied with the third signal to provide a fourth signal;
a subtractor circuit for subtracting the fourth signal from the noisy digital signal, thereby removing a noisy component from the noisy digital signal and providing a filtered signal; and
a feedback circuit in the phasor estimator circuit, the feedback circuit comprising a complex conjugate multiplier for complex conjugate multiplication of the filtered signal and the third signal, the complex conjugate multiplication generating an error signal for generating at least a component of the fourth signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,583

RADIO FREQUENCY TUNER

SiTune Corporation, San ...

9. A system comprising:a transconductor configured to amplify a first signal in a voltage format to a second signal in a current format, an amplitude of the second signal being proportional to an amplitude of the first signal;
a switch connected to the transconductor and configured to convert the second signal with a first frequency to a third signal with a second frequency, wherein the second frequency is lower than the first frequency;
a first filter configured to receive the third signal and to filter the third signal into a fourth signal;
a first received signal strength indicator (RSSI) configured to:
measure a power value of the fourth signal;
determine that the power value is larger than a threshold value; and
decrease the amount of amplification at the transconductor;
a second RSSI;
a quadrature path configured to receive a quadrature component of the second signal; and
an in-phase path configured to receive an in-phase component of the second signal, wherein one of the quadrature path or the in-phase path carries both the third signal and the fourth signal, and wherein the second RSSI is configured to measure the power of a fifth signal that is on the path that does not carry both the third signal and the fourth signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,235

OFFSET FED DUEL OPEN ENDED WAVEGUIDE ANTENNA ARRAYS FOR AUTOMOTIVE RADARS

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A radar unit configured to operate in one of two modes comprising:a waveguide feed coupled to a waveguide, wherein:
in a first mode, the waveguide feed is configured to couple electromagnetic energy into the waveguide for transmission by the radar unit, from a source of electromagnetic energy outside the radar unit; and
in a second mode, the waveguide feed is configured to couple electromagnetic energy received by the radar unit from the waveguide to an external component;
a plurality of radiating structures coupled to a first side of the waveguide, wherein:
in the first mode the plurality of radiating structures transmit electromagnetic energy from the waveguide; and
in the second mode, the plurality of radiating structures receive electromagnetic energy and couple the received electromagnetic energy into the waveguide;
a waveguide layer configured to propagate electromagnetic energy via the waveguide, wherein:
in the first mode, the waveguide layer is configured to propagate electromagnetic energy for transmission by the radiating structures from the waveguide feed; and
in the second mode, the waveguide layer is configured to propagate electromagnetic energy received by the radiating structures to the waveguide feed; and
wherein the waveguide feed is coupled to a second side of the waveguide at a location along a length dimension of the waveguide corresponding to a position between two of the plurality radiating elements.

US Pat. No. 10,193,207

SUBSTRATE FOR SUPPORTING ANTENNA PATTERN AND ANTENNA USING SAME

Point Engineering Co., Lt...

1. A substrate for supporting an antenna pattern, comprising:a porous anodic oxide layer having a plurality of pores formed by anodizing metal;
a first metal pattern formed on the porous anodic oxide layer; and
a second metal pattern formed so as to surround at least a part of the first metal pattern;
wherein metallic materials are filled in the pores positioned below the first and second metal patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,193,080

CONDENSED CYCLIC COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A condensed cyclic compound represented by Formulae 1A or 1B:
wherein in Formulae 1A and 1B,
X1 is N or C(R1), X2 is N or C(R2), X3 is N or C(R3), X4 is N or C(R4), X5 is N or C(R5), X6 is N or C(R6), X7 is N or C(R7), X8 is N or C(R8), X11 is N or C(R11), X12 is N or C(R12), X13 is N or C(R13), X14 is N or C(R14), X15 is N, C or C(R15), X16 is N, C or C(R16), X17 is N, C, or C(R17), and X18 is N, C, or C(R18), and when X15 is C, X15 is connected with *-(L2)a2-*?, when X16 is C, X16 is connected with *-(L2)a2-*?, when X17 is C, X17 is connected with *-(L2)a2-*?, and when X18 is C, X18 is connected with *-(L2)a2-*?,
X21 is selected from O, S, Se, C(R21)(R22), Si(R21)(R22), and N(R23),
X22 is selected from O, S, Se, C(R24)(R25), Si(R24)(R25), and N(R26),
X23 is selected from O, S, Se, C(R27)(R28), and Si(R27)(R28),
L1 and L2 are each independently selected from
a phenylene group, a pyridinylene group, a fluorenylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, and a dibenzothiophenylene group;
a phenylene group, a pyridinylene group, a fluorenylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, and a dibenzothiophenylene group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, and —Si(Q1)(Q2)(Q3); and
—Si(R41)(R42)—, —O—, —S—, and —Se—,
wherein a1 and a2 are each independently an integer selected from 0 to 5, and when a1 is 2 or more, 2 or more groups L1 are identical to or different from each other, and when a2 is 2 or more, 2 or more groups L2 are identical to or different from each other,
provided that when a1 is 1, L1 is selected from
a phenylene group, a fluorenylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, and a dibenzothiophenylene group;
a phenylene group, a fluorenylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, and a dibenzothiophenylene group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, and —Si(Q1)(Q2)(Q3);
R1 to R8, R11 to R18, and R31 to R34 are each independently selected from
a hydrogen, a deuterium, —F, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, and a C1-C20 alkoxy group;
a C1-C20 alkyl group and a C1-C20 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium, —F, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, and a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof;
a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, and a dibenzothiophenyl group;
a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, and a dibenzothiophenyl group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium, —F, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, and —Si(Q11)(Q12)(Q13); and
—Si(Q21)(Q22)(Q23), and
b1 and b3 are each independently 1, 2, or 3, and b2 and b4 are each independently 1, 2, 3, or 4, and when b1 is 2 or more, 2 or more groups R31 are identical to or different from each other, when b2 is 2 or more, 2 or more groups R32 are identical to or different from each other, when b3 is 2 or more, 2 or more groups R33 are identical to or different from each other, and when b4 is 2 or more, 2 or more groups R34 are identical to or different from each other,
in Formula 1A, i) at least one of X3 and X7 is C(CN), ii) at least one of groups R31(s) in the number of b1 and groups R32 in the number of b2 is a cyano group, or iii) at least one of X3 and X7 is C(CN) and at least one of groups R31 in the number of b1 and groups R32 in the number of b2 is a cyano group,
in Formula 1B, i) at least one of X13 and X17 is C(CN), ii) at least one of groups R33 in the number of b3 and groups R34 in the number of b4 is a cyano group, or iii)) at least one X13 and X17 is C(CN) and at least one of groups R33 in the number of b3 and groups R34 in the number of b4 is a cyano group,
R21 to R29, R41, R42, Q1 to Q3, Q11 to Q13, and Q21 to Q23 are each independently selected from
a C1-C20 alkyl group and a C1-C20 alkoxy group;
a C1-C20 alkyl group and a C1-C20 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium, —F, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, and a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof;
a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, and a dibenzothiophenyl group; and
a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, and a dibenzothiophenyl group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium, —F, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, and a dibenzothiophenyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,193,049

THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR UNIT

FAURECIA EMISSIONS CONTRO...

1. A thermoelectric generator unit, in particular for coupling to an exhaust gas pipe of an internal combustion engine, comprising:at least one inner tube having gas flowing therein and an outer circumference that comprises at least one flat portion,
an oval outer housing completely surrounding at least one the inner tube in a circumferential direction, and wherein the outer housing comprises two housing shells which meet each other at a short axis area of the outer housing and are fastened to each other in this area,
a plurality of thermoelectric modules arranged on the at least one flat portion of the at least one inner tube,
at least one cooling element comprising a cooling channel having an outer wall with a flat side on which the thermoelectric modules are arranged, wherein a first portion of an outer circumference of the outer wall substantially corresponds to a curvature of the outer housing and a second portion of the outer circumference of the outer wall is substantially flat,
an assembly unit made up of the at least one inner tube, the plurality of thermoelectric modules, and the at least one cooling element, the assembly unit being surrounded by an elastic compensation element that rests on an inner side of the outer housing and is retained in the outer housing by clamping, and
wherein at least one gas-carrying channel and a bypass channel are provided in an interior of the other housing, and wherein hot gas can be selectively directed through the at least one gas-carrying channel and/or the bypass channel.

US Pat. No. 10,193,035

LUMINANCE PATTERN SHAPING USING A BACK-EMITTING LED AND A REFLECTIVE SUBSTRATE

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light emitting structure, comprising:a light emitting device comprising:
a light emitting element having a light emitting surface,
a reflector having a reflective surface opposite the light emitting surface, and
a spacer element that separates the reflective surface from the light emitting surface, wherein the spacer element has a thickness that provides a separation distance between the reflective surface and the light emitting surface such that at least half of the light emitted from the device is emitted at an angle greater than 90 degrees from a normal to the light emitting surface toward the reflector, and
a reflective substrate upon which the light emitting element is situated, the reflective substrate being at least five times larger than the reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,192,791

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES WITH ROBUST LOW-K SIDEWALL SPACERS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:providing a pair of gates separated by a canyon trench over a substrate, an epitaxial (EPI) layer in a bottom of the canyon trench, respectively, and a low-k spacer on each opposing sidewall of the pair;
forming a masking layer in a bottom portion of the canyon trench, an upper portion of the low-k spacers exposed; and
treating the upper portion of the low-k spacers with a thermal and plasma treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,192,789

METHODS OF FABRICATING DUAL THRESHOLD VOLTAGE DEVICES

SPIN TRANSFER TECHNOLOGIE...

1. A method of fabricating a cylindrical device, comprising:providing a cylindrical device having two transistors sharing a common silicide source; and
creating the silicide source, including:
depositing multiple layers in succession on an oxidized silicon substrate, the multiple layers including at least an oxide layer and a planarization layer;
removing, at least partially, the oxide layer and the planarization layer until the silicon substrate is exposed;
removing, at least partially, the oxide layer to expose a horizontal cross section of the cylindrical device to create an annular silicon substrate area; and
after the removing, depositing a siliciding metal on the annular area to form the silicide source.

US Pat. No. 10,192,787

METHODS OF FABRICATING CONTACTS FOR CYLINDRICAL DEVICES

SPIN TRANSFER TECHNOLOGIE...

1. A method of forming a contact, comprising:at an annular device composed of a core and a plurality of layers that surround the core in succession, the plurality of layers including a first layer and a second layer, wherein the core and the second layer are separated by the first layer:
depositing a coating on a surface of the annular device, the surface including the core and the plurality of layers;
determining relative heights of the core, the first layer, and the second layer;
in accordance with a determination that the second layer has the largest relative height:
performing a first removal of the coating to expose the second layer;
depositing a first metal on the second layer;
performing a second removal of the coating to expose the core; and
depositing a second metal on the core;
in accordance with a determination that the core has the largest relative height:
etching a portion of the coating to expose the core; and
forming a first terminal by depositing a conductive material, wherein the conductive material contacts the exposed core and the first input terminal extends radially outward from the annular device.

US Pat. No. 10,192,779

BULK SUBSTRATES WITH A SELF-ALIGNED BURIED POLYCRYSTALLINE LAYER

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A structure comprising:a plurality of trench isolation regions surrounding an active device region composed of a single-crystal semiconductor material; and
a first non-single-crystal layer having a first section arranged beneath the trench isolation regions and a second section arranged beneath the active device region,
wherein the first section of the first non-single-crystal layer has a first width in a vertical direction, and the second section of the first non-single-crystal layer has a second width in the vertical direction that is less than the first width of the first section of the first non-single-crystal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,748

CONTROLLING OF ETCH DEPTH IN DEEP VIA ETCHING PROCESSES AND RESULTANT STRUCTURES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:introducing an etch control dopant into a substrate for a predetermined period of time or concentration in order for the etch control dopant to diffuse to a desired depth within the substrate to form an interface within the substrate between the etch control dopant and material of the substrate;
etching a via within the substrate; and
upon detection of the interface, terminating the etching of the via at the interface such that via etching within the substrate is terminated,
wherein the detecting comprises detecting a rate of change of the etch control dopant as the etching moves across an etch control dopant gradient at the interface between the etch control dopant and material of the substrate, and
wherein the detecting uses an exhaust gas of the etching at an exhaust of an etching chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,192,746

STI INNER SPACER TO MITIGATE SDB LOADING

Globalfoundries Inc., Gr...

1. A method of fabricating a semiconductor device for use with one or more field-effect transistor (FinFET) devices, the method comprising:forming a shallow trench isolation (STI) structure within a semiconductor substrate from a shallow trench of first insulating material, comprising,
forming a mask layer to selectively expose the first insulating material and adjacent portions of the semiconductor substrate,
removing a first portion of the first insulating material and the substrate using the mask layer to form a first recess in the substrate having a first depth and expose vertical sidewall portions of the substrate,
removing a second portion of the first insulating material using a chemical oxide removal process, thereby forming a second recess having a second depth wherein a third portion of the first insulating material remains,
forming an inner spacer layer on the third portion of the first insulating material and along the exposed vertical sidewalls of the substrate, and
forming a layer of second insulating material on the inner spacer layer and filling the first and second recesses with the second insulating material, thereby forming the STI structure comprising a lower portion of first insulating material and an upper portion of second insulating material separated by the inner spacer layer, and wherein portions of the inner spacer layer are disposed adjacent the vertical sidewall portions of the substrate; and
after forming the STI structure, performing an isotropic Fin reveal process to reveal one or more fin structures.

US Pat. No. 10,192,710

ION MILLING APPARATUS AND ION MILLING METHOD

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. An ion milling apparatus comprising:an ion gun that generates an ion beam;
a sample chamber that can maintain a vacuum state in which irradiation processing by the ion beam generated by the ion gun is performed; and
gas injection means for injecting a gas toward the inside of the ion gun.

US Pat. No. 10,192,642

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN ASSOCIATION OF AT LEAST ONE BIOLOGICAL FEATURE WITH A MEDICAL CONDITION

MACAU UNIVERSITY OF SCIEN...

1. A method of determining an association of at least one biological feature with a medical condition, comprising the steps of:obtaining a plurality of tissue samples, each of the plurality of tissue samples having a plurality of biological features,
obtaining a dataset comprising biological data related to the plurality of tissue samples;
applying at least some of the biological data to a regression model to determine and/or optimize parameters in the regression model thereby solving the regression model;
processing the biological data using the solved regression model with a biological model to determine one or more biological features that are associated with the medical condition,
wherein the biological model includes protein-protein interaction network information associated with the one or more biological features and the medical condition,
wherein the one or more biological features includes at least one of presence of a gene, gene expression, presence of a gene product, and amount of a gene product,
wherein the medical condition is cancer,
wherein the step of processing the biological data using the solved regression model with a biological model comprises the step of constructing a Laplacian matrix representing the dataset and/or the protein-protein interaction network information,
wherein the step of processing the biological data using the solved regression model with a biological model further comprises the step of introducing a network constraint to the regression model based on the Laplacian matrix,
wherein the step of processing the biological data using the solved regression model with a biological model includes an iterative transformation for obtaining at least one estimation representing correlation between the one or more biological features and the medical condition,
wherein the iterative transformation includes a soft thresholding operation of a coordinate descent optimization of the regularized protein-protein interaction network information for obtaining the regression model,
wherein a thresholding representation of

is used in the soft thresholding operation, wherein ? denotes a regularization parameter x.

US Pat. No. 10,192,602

SMART CACHE DESIGN TO PREVENT OVERFLOW FOR A MEMORY DEVICE WITH A DYNAMIC REDUNDANCY REGISTER

SPIN TRANSFER TECHNOLOGIE...

1. A memory device for storing data, the memory device comprising:a memory bank comprising a plurality of addressable memory cells configured in a plurality of segments wherein each segment contains N rows per segment, wherein the memory bank comprises a total of B entries, and wherein said memory cells are characterized by having a prescribed word error rate, E;
a pipeline comprising M pipestages and configured to process write operations of a first plurality of data words addressed to a given segment of said memory bank; and
a cache memory comprising Y number of entries, said cache memory associated with said given segment of said memory bank wherein said cache memory is operable for storing a second plurality of data words and associated memory addresses, and wherein further each data word of said second plurality of data words is either awaiting write verification associated with said given segment of said memory bank or is to be re-written into said given segment of said memory bank, and wherein said Y number of entries is based on said M, said N and said prescribed word error rate, E, to prevent overflow of said cache memory.

US Pat. No. 10,192,601

MEMORY INSTRUCTION PIPELINE WITH AN ADDITIONAL WRITE STAGE IN A MEMORY DEVICE THAT USES DYNAMIC REDUNDANCY REGISTERS

SPIN TRANSFER TECHNOLOGIE...

1. A memory pipeline for performing a write operation in a memory device, the memory pipeline comprising:an input register operable to receive a first data word and an associated address to be written into a memory bank;
a first write register of a first pipe-stage coupled to the input register and operable to receive the first data word and the associated address from the input register in a first clock cycle, wherein the first write register is further operable to perform a first attempt at writing said data word into the memory bank at a location corresponding to the associated address; and
a second write register of a second pipe-stage coupled to the first write register and operable to receive the first data word and the associated address from the first write register in a second clock cycle, wherein the second write register is further operable to perform a second attempt at writing the first data word into the memory bank at the location corresponding to the associated address, and further wherein a second data word is input into the first write register in the second clock cycle subsequent to writing the first data word into the second write register from the first write register, wherein the second pipe-stage follows the first pipe-stage.

US Pat. No. 10,192,526

LOCATION-BASED DISPLAY OF PIXEL HISTORY

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. At least one processor and executable instructions accessible on a computer-readable medium that, when executed, cause the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:presenting a current screen including an element distinct from a previous element of a previous screen, wherein the previous element was presented at a location on less than an entirety of the previous screen;
receiving a request that the previous element be presented within the current screen next to a current element of the current screen, the request being received from a device that displays the current screen, the request indicating a location of the current element, wherein the location of the current element is less than an entirety of the current screen and is the same location at which the previous element was presented on the previous screen; and
presenting a contemporaneous view of the previous element next to the current element at the location of the current element within the current screen, the presenting being performed in response to the received request.

US Pat. No. 10,192,402

AD SERVING OFFERS AND NEW GAME PROMOTIONS OUTSIDE THE GAME MODULE WITH BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE BASED ON PORTFOLIO OF GAMES

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. An online gaming system for dynamically serving advertisements to users based on user parameters, the system comprising:one or more processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
execute an instance of an online game, and to implement the instance of the online game to facilitate participation of users in the online game;
monitor user activity parameters that characterize one or more of past spending by the users on virtual items, past user interaction with game related tasks, user progress with one or more overall game related objectives, user interest in the game, and past in-game communications including player-to-player communications, such that the user activity parameters of a first user and the user activity parameters of a second user are monitored;
manage multiple incentive offers which are available for delivery to the users of the online game, the offers including incentives corresponding to the online game and/or incentives corresponding to one or more different online games, the offers including a first incentive offer including an incentive corresponding to the online game, and a second incentive offer including an incentive corresponding to a first different online game;
determine a likelihood of activity lapse for individual ones of the users based on the user activity parameters, an activity lapse being a cessation of a user's activity in the online game and/or a decrease of at least a threshold amount in the user's activity in the online game, such that a first likelihood of activity lapse is determined for the first user and a second likelihood of activity lapse is determined for the second user;
transmit incentive offers to client computing platforms associated with the users of the online game based on the likelihood of activity lapse determined for the users, such that the first incentive offer is transmitted to a first client computing platform associated with the first user based on the first likelihood of activity lapse determined for the first user, the first incentive offer including first action requirements for completion by the first user within the online game, and the second incentive offer is transmitted to a second client computing platform associated with the second user based on the second likelihood of activity lapse determined for the second user, the second incentive offer including second action requirements for completion by the second user within the online game; and
transmit incentives to the users within the online games in response to users completing action requirements associated with the incentive offers within the online game, such that a first incentive associated with the first incentive offer is transmitted to a first user based on completion of the first action requirements by the first user within the online game, and a second incentive associated with the second incentive offer is transmitted to a second user based on completion of the first action requirements by the second user within the online game.

US Pat. No. 10,192,401

BINDING MOBILE TRANSFERS OF MOBILE PAYMENTS IN A GAMING SYSTEM

IGT, Las Vegas, NV (US)

1. A method of binding mobile transfers of mobile payments by an electronic gaming machine (EGM) having a payment acceptor in a gaming system, the method comprising:under control of at least one processor and memory configured with executable instructions that:
receive a unique mobile device identifier associated with a mobile device and a mobile payment in order to establish a credit balance for a placement of one or more wagers and to receive potential winnings resulting from one or more game wins of an event, the unique mobile device identifier sent automatically by the mobile device to the EGM as part of the mobile payment such that the unique mobile device identifier is sent virtually from the mobile device to the EGM and not input into the mobile device by a player; wherein the event is a gaming event resulting from the placement of the one or more wagers;
store the unique mobile device identifier at the EGM and associate the stored unique mobile device identifier with the event such that the unique mobile device identifier is stored during a timeframe of an occurrence of the event;
request the mobile device to automatically resend the unique mobile device identifier associated with the mobile device upon receiving, from the mobile device, a cash out request of winnings resulting from one or more game wins of the event;
verify the stored unique mobile device identifier matches the resent unique mobile device identifier associated with the mobile device in order to approve and transfer the winnings resulting from one or more game wins of the event to the mobile device; wherein the cash out request to transfer the winnings is denied upon detecting, by the EGM, that the mobile device has terminated connectivity with the EGM at any point during the timeframe of the occurrence of the event; and
transfer, to the mobile device, a mobile payment of the winnings resulting from one or more game wins of the event.

US Pat. No. 10,192,400

AVATAR AS SECURITY MEASURE FOR MOBILE DEVICE USE WITH ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINE

IGT, Las Vegas, NV (US)

1. A method comprising:receiving, at an electronic gaming machine, from a first portable electronic device operable by a user and including a touch screen and a processor, an electronic communication signal related to a designated activity;
receiving, at the electronic gaming machine, from the first portable electronic device, data representing displayable security content selected by the user and accessible through the first portable electronic device, the data representing the displayable person-selected security content including data representing real time information provided by the first portable electronic device, said displayable user selected security content including a visually displayable representation; and
causing the electronic gaming machine to display the displayable user-selected security content to confirm to the user that a designated level of security exists between the first portable electronic device and the electronic gaming machine in relation to the designated activity, wherein the designated activity occurs during a period of time while the first portable electronic device and the electronic gaming machine are in a substantially same proximity to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,192,373

TAG IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

SYNAPSE WIRELESS, INC., ...

1. An active tag for emulating passive tags when communicating with readers of a passive-tag identification system, the readers configured to wirelessly transmit interrogation signals for interrogating passive tags within the passive-tag identification system, the passive tags configured to wirelessly transmit tag signals in response to the interrogation signals, the tag signals including tag identifiers for identifying the passive tags, the readers including at least a first reader and a second reader, the active tag comprising:a communication module for communicating with the readers, the communication module having a receiver and a transmitter, the receiver configured to receive a first interrogation signal from the first reader and a second interrogation signal from the second reader;
a power supply for powering components of the active tag, including at least the transmitter; and
logic configured to control the transmitter such that the transmitter wirelessly transmits a first tag signal in response to the first interrogation signal, the logic configured to determine based on the first interrogation signal at least one of an identifier of the first reader and a frequency of the first interrogation signal, the logic configured to select a first frequency for the first tag signal based on the at least one of the identifier of the first reader and the frequency of the first interrogation signal, the logic further configured to control the transmitter such that the first tag signal is transmitted at the selected first frequency, wherein the first tag signal transmitted at the selected first frequency emulates a transmission from a passive tag for responding to the first interrogation signal,
wherein the logic is configured to control the transmitter such that the transmitter wirelessly transmits a second tag signal in response to the second interrogation signal, wherein the logic is configured to determine based on the second interrogation signal at least one of an identifier of the second reader and a frequency of the second interrogation signal, wherein the logic is configured to select a second frequency for the second tag signal based on the at least one of the identifier of the second reader and the frequency of the second interrogation signal, wherein the logic is further configured to control the transmitter such that the second tag signal is transmitted at the selected second frequency, and wherein the second tag signal transmitted at the selected second frequency emulates a transmission from a passive tag for responding to the second interrogation signal.

US Pat. No. 10,192,362

GENERATING VIRTUAL REALITY AND AUGMENTED REALITY CONTENT FOR A LIVE EVENT

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A method comprising:receiving visual content of a live event from a plurality of visual content sources;
receiving source perspective data from the plurality of visual content sources, the source perspective data describing, for each visual content source of the plurality of visual content sources, a source perspective of the live event;
receiving device perspective data from a visualization device, the device perspective data describing a device perspective of the visualization device, the device perspective being a perspective of the live event to be presented to the a user of the visualization device;
identifying one or more visual content sources of the plurality of visual content sources that are associated with a source perspective that overlaps with the device perspective, the one or more visual content sources being identified based on the source perspective data and the device perspective data;
computing one or more similarity scores for each of the identified one or more visual content sources based on the device perspective data and the source perspective data, each similarity score representing the similarity of a corresponding source perspective to the device perspective;
generating visualization content for the visualization device based on the one or more similarity scores and visual content from the identified one or more visual content sources;
wherein generating the visualization content for the visualization device comprises:
determining, based on the computed one or more similarity scores, whether to generate composite visualization content or non-composite visualization content;
generating, responsive to determining to generate the composite visualization content, the composite visualization content based on two or more of the identified one or more visual content sources; and
generating, responsive to determining to generate the non-composite visualization content, the non-composite visualization content based on exactly one of the identified one or more visual content sources; and
transmitting the generated visualization content to the visualization device.

US Pat. No. 10,192,249

PEER-TO-PEER TRADING PLATFORM

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A system comprising:a network-based interaction environment including a plurality of peer-to-peer nodes configured to communicate directly with each other using a peer-to-peer protocol, the plurality of peer-to-peer nodes including a first peer-to-peer node; and
a first peer-to-peer client application configured to run on the first peer-to-peer node, the first peer-to-peer client application to maintain persistent item information in a storage device of the first peer-to-peer node, the persistent item information describing an item, the first peer-to-peer client application further to maintain persistent user account information in the storage device of the first peer-to-peer node, the persistent user account information including a plurality of peer-to-peer accounts associated with a user account of the first peer-to-peer node, each peer-to-peer account being assigned to a different role from among a plurality of roles, each role corresponding to a different particular operation in a transaction for the item, at least one peer-to-peer account being assigned to a first role associated with a selling operation in the transaction for the item, at least one other peer-to-peer account being assigned to a second role associated with a buying operation in the transaction, the user account of the first peer-to-peer node being assigned to a third role corresponding to a controlling authorizer for the transaction, the user account of the first peer-to-peer node having a control option to accept or reject at least one of the selling operation or buying operation in the transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,192,196

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING PRODUCT RECALLS

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A system for tracking the handling of product recalls by product distribution centers affected by the product recalls, the system comprising:a plurality of product distribution centers, each product distribution center receiving a plurality of different types of products from vendors;
a central home office in communication with the plurality of product distribution centers;
a first electronic interface at the central home office configured to receive input of recall information from a vendor corresponding to a product recall of a recalled product type;
a subset of the plurality of product distribution centers having the recalled product type;
a second electronic interface at each of the subset of product distribution centers configured to receive notifications of product recalls, each second electronic interface configured to allow access to the recall information by the product distribution centers having the recalled product type;
a recall database configured to receive and store the recall information for the recalled product type and other recall information for other product recalls of other product types;
a control circuit operatively coupled to the recall database and the first and second interfaces, the control circuit configured to:
create a record for the product recall in the recall database;
determine the product distribution centers having the recalled product type and assign the product recall to the subset of product distribution centers;
transmit a notification regarding the product recall to each product distribution center having products affected by the product recall of the subset of product distribution centers;
receive confirmation of receipt of the notification from the product distribution centers having products affected by the product recall;
receive a disposition of an action of the product recall from each of the subset of product distribution centers having the recalled product type; and
update the recall database with the disposition by each of the subset of product distribution centers having the recalled product type;
wherein the first interface is accessible to receive input regarding the product recall from one of a predetermined group of vendors and wherein the other recall information for the other product recalls of the other product types in the recall database is not accessible to the predetermined group of vendors.

US Pat. No. 10,191,883

INTER-INTEGRATED CIRCUIT BUS ARBITRATION SYSTEM CAPABLE OF AVOIDING HOST CONFLICT

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...

1. An inter-integrated circuit bus arbitration system comprising:a first master circuit having a first clock line and a first data line, and configured to control voltages of the first clock line and the first data line according to data to be transmitted;
a second master circuit having a second clock line and a second data line, and configured to control voltages of the second clock line and the second data line according to the data to be transmitted;
an analog switch circuit coupled to the first master circuit, the second master circuit, an external clock line and an external data line, and configured to establish an electrical connection between the first clock line and the external clock line and an electrical connection between the first data line and the external data line when receiving a first control signal, and establish an electrical connection between the second clock line and the external clock line and an electrical connection between the second data line and the external data line when receiving a second control signal;
an initial state identification circuit, coupled to the first master circuit and the second master circuit, and configured to generate a first initial pulse signal when the first data line changes from a high voltage level to a low voltage level and the first clock line of the first master circuit is kept at the high voltage level, and generate a second initial pulse signal when the second data line changes from the high voltage level to the low voltage level and the second clock line is kept at the high voltage level, the initial state identification circuit comprising:
a first D flip-flop having a data terminal coupled to the first clock line, a falling edge clock terminal coupled to the first data line, and an output terminal;
a second D flip-flop having a data terminal coupled to the output terminal of the first D flip-flop, a falling edge clock terminal coupled to the first data line, and an output terminal;
a first exclusive OR gate having a first input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the first D flip-flop, a second input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the second D flip-flop, and an output terminal;
a first pulse generator configured to generate the first initial pulse signal according to a voltage of the output terminal of the first exclusive OR gate;
a third D flip-flop having a data terminal coupled to the second clock line, a falling edge clock terminal coupled to the second data line, and an output terminal;
a fourth D flip-flop having a data terminal coupled to the output terminal of the third D flip-flop, a falling edge clock terminal coupled to the second data line, and an output terminal;
a second exclusive OR gate having a first input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the third D flip-flop, a second input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the fourth D flip-flop, and an output terminal; and
a second pulse generator configured to generate the second initial pulse signal according to a voltage of the output terminal of the second exclusive OR gate; and
a selection control circuit coupled to the initial state identification circuit, and configured to generate the first control signal when the first initial pulse signal leads the second initial pulse signal, and generate the second control signal when the second initial pulse signal leads the first initial pulse signal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,831

MACRO-SCRIPT EXECUTION CONTROL

Cylance Inc., Irvine, CA...

1. A method, implemented by at least one computing device, comprising:inserting, by an agent, one or more hooks into a sub-execution runtime environment, the sub-execution runtime environment configured to include a script and/or targeted to include the script;
monitoring, by the agent including the one or more hooks, a behavior of the sub-execution runtime environment and/or the script;
obtaining, by the agent including the one or more hooks, context information regarding the sub-execution runtime environment and/or the script; and
controlling, by the agent, a runtime of at least the sub-execution runtime environment including the script, the controlling based on the monitored behavior of the sub-execution runtime environment and/or the script and the obtained context information regarding the sub-execution runtime environment and/or the script;
wherein:
a first hook of the one or more hooks is installed so as to monitor an operating system functionality to detect what type of object is being imported and/or from where an object is being imported into the sub-execution runtime environment;
a second hook of the one or more hooks is installed so as to obtain context information relating to script execution; and
a third hook of the one or more hooks is installed into an operating system module and/or a script execution environment-related module as the operating system module and/or the script execution environment-related module are loaded into the sub-execution runtime environment.

US Pat. No. 10,191,587

TOUCH PANEL

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A touch panel, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of first electrodes on the substrate, extending in a first direction;
a plurality of second electrodes on the substrate extending in a second direction so as to three-dimensionally intersect the respective plurality of first electrodes at a plurality of intersecting portions; and
a plurality of first wirings and second wirings provided in a peripheral area of the substrate,
wherein
each of the plurality of first wirings is electrically connected to a corresponding one of the first electrodes with a first connection portion,
each of the plurality of second wirings is electrically connected to a corresponding one of the second electrodes with a second connection portion,
the first connection portion has a first length in the second direction,
the second connection portion has a second length in the first direction,
each of the intersecting portions of the first electrodes has a first width in the second direction which is shorter than the first length,
each of the intersecting portions of the second electrodes has a second width in the first direction which is shorter than the second length,
each of the plurality of second wirings has a terminal portion which is connected to the second connection portion continuously, and
the terminal portion of the longest wiring of the plurality of the second wirings extends in the second direction and has a third width in the first direction which is shorter than the second length.

US Pat. No. 10,191,449

VISUAL SECURITY FEATURE

HP INDIGO B.V., Amstelve...

1. A visual security feature comprising:a media;
a security feature printed on the media, the security feature comprising a field of printed material surrounding a security code printed on the media, the security code defined by an absence of the printed material inside the field; and
a holographic image embossed in printed material of the field of the printed security feature;
wherein the printed material of the security feature comprises dried electrophotographic ink, and wherein the holographic image is embossed directly on the printed ink.

US Pat. No. 10,191,298

SPECTACLE BRIDGE ELEMENT AND SPECTACLE FRAME, SPECTACLES OR SPECTACLE SET INCLUDING SPECTACLE BRIDGE ELEMENT

HEMARIS AG, Chur (CH)

1. A spectacle bridge element having a base body for a tool-free exchangeable fastening in a spectacle frame, anda nose pad holding structure on the base body, on which nose pads are exchangeably mountable,
wherein
the base body is composed of a plastic plate which has two parallel edges having stepped sections thereon that define guiding or retaining rails, which are configured to be inserted into a pair of corresponding guiding or retaining grooves in the spectacle frame, by means of which the base body can be completely inserted into a recess of the spectacle frame while closing flush with an edge of the spectacle frame in an inserting direction of the base body so that the base body lies completely within the spectacle frame in the inserting direction and only the nose pad holding structure projects from a rear side of the spectacle frame.

US Pat. No. 10,191,214

PHOTONIC INTEGRATED CIRCUIT HAVING A RELATIVE POLARIZATION-ROTATING SPLITTER/COMBINER

NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORAT...

1. An apparatus comprising a waveguide structure disposed on a planar substrate;wherein the waveguide structure comprises:
a first waveguide core disposed on the planar substrate;
a second waveguide core disposed on the planar substrate and separated by a gap from the first waveguide core; and
a slab core disposed on the planar substrate and having a first end and a second end, the first end being narrower than the second end;
wherein, within a first planar cross-section, the waveguide structure has a portion of the first waveguide core and a portion of the second waveguide core, said portions of the first and second waveguide cores not being directly attached to the slab core, the first planar cross-section being orthogonal to the planar substrate;
wherein, within a second planar cross-section, the slab core comprises a first portion located within the gap, the first portion being directly attached to the first waveguide core and being separated by the gap from the second waveguide core, the second planar cross-section being parallel to the first planar cross-section; and
wherein, within a third planar cross-section, the slab core comprises a second portion located within the gap, the second portion being directly attached to the first waveguide core and to the second waveguide core to bridge the gap, the third planar cross-section being parallel to the first planar cross-section.

US Pat. No. 10,191,184

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN IMPROVED SOIL MOISTURE SENSOR

GroGuru, Inc., San Diego...

1. A system for soil parameters, comprising:an oscillator for generating an AC signal at a single frequency;
a bandpass filter coupled to the oscillator for filtering the AC signal;
a first capacitor coupled to the bandpass filter for blocking DC components in the AC signal;
a first resistor coupled to the output of the first capacitor for applying a bias voltage to the AC signal;
a first AC meter coupled to the output of the first capacitor for measuring the AC voltage of the AC signal at the output of the first capacitor;
a second resistor coupled to the output of the first capacitor;
a second AC meter coupled to the output of the second resistor for measuring the AC voltage of the AC signal at the output of the second resistor;
a third resistor coupled to the output of the second resistor;
a third AC meter coupled to the output of the third resistor for measuring the AC voltage of the AC signal at the output of the third resistor;
a second capacitor coupled to the output of the third resistor for blocking any bias voltage that may have been applied to the AC signal and wherein the second capacitor is coupled to an electrical conducting structure for contact with a material;
a non-transitory memory; and
at least one processor coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to:
turn off the oscillator;
measure a first set of AC voltages at the first, second, and third AC meters;
turn on the oscillator;
measure a second set of AC voltages at the first, second, and third AC meters; and
determine a moisture level or salinity of the material based on the first and second set of AC voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,191,164

RESIDUAL SEISMIC-RESISTANT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM

aLab Inc., Tokyo (JP) E-...

1. A residual seismic-resistant performance evaluation system comprising:a seismograph that includes a seismic intensity sensor, a network interface, a storage, an A/D converter, a temporary storage means and a CPU, the seismic intensity senor detecting a tremor thereof by repeatedly sensing one of acceleration, velocity and displacement data thereof at a certain interval such that measurement data are acquired, the measurement data being composed with the sensed one of acceleration, velocity and displacement data;
a data processing terminal that is connected to the seismograph for recording and processing the measurement data that are acquired by and transmitted from the seismograph; and
a data processing server that communicates with the data processing terminal through a network,
wherein
the data processing terminal is configured to perform:
a) calculating seismic intensity data based on the measurement data acquired by the seismograph (S124), the seismic intensity data being composed with either integers or symbols each of which indicates a magnitude of the tremor;
c) determining whether or not the seismic intensity data exceeds a threshold value, which is set by an operator in advance (S26);
d) transmitting the seismic intensity data exceeding the threshold value to the data processing server (S127), and
y) transmitting the measurement data of which the seismic intensity data exceeds the threshold to the data processing server only when a request to transmit the measurement data is delivered from the data processing server, and
the data processing server configured to perform :
x) receiving the seismic intensity data transmitted from the data processing terminal,
g) creating and delivering the request to the data processing terminal to provide the measurement data (S231); and
h) receiving the measurement data transmitted from the data processing terminal according to the request (S232).

US Pat. No. 10,191,161

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE LOCATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF A RADIATION SOURCE

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A handheld device for the location and identification of a radiation source, comprising:a radiation transparent housing;
a radiation locator device disposed within the radiation transparent housing operable for determining the location of the radiation source, wherein the radiation locator device comprises a plurality of gamma detection crystals arranged in a geometric pattern and separated by a gamma shielding material, a plurality of detectors coupled to the plurality of gamma detection crystals, and a processor module coupled to the plurality of detectors;
one or more of a neutron detection crystal and a gamma spectroscopy crystal disposed within the radiation transparent housing; and
one or more detectors coupled to the one or more of the neutron detection crystal and the gamma spectroscopy crystal and the processor module;
wherein the one or more of the neutron detection crystal and the gamma spectroscopy crystal, the one or more detectors, and the processor module are collectively operable for identifying the radiation source; and
wherein the one or more of the neutron detection crystal and the gamma spectroscopy crystal comprise both a neutron detection crystal and a gamma spectroscopy crystal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,002

GAS SENSOR WITH FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT OF IMPEDANCE

Stichting IMEC Nederland,...

1. A gas sensor comprising:at least one sensing element comprising an ionic liquid;
at least one pair of electrodes coupled to the at least one sensing element;
an electric power source configured to provide a frequency-controllable electrical AC signal to the at least one pair of electrodes so as to generate an impedimetric response signal from the at least one sensing element; and
readout circuitry configured to analyze resistive and capacitive components of the impedimetric response signal.

US Pat. No. 10,190,944

DYNAMOMETER-SYSTEM DYNAMO CONTROL DEVICE AND ENGINE STARTING METHOD THEREFOR

MEIDENSHA CORPORATION, T...

1. A dynamo control device for a dynamometer system, the dynamometer system including a dynamometer that is coupled to an output of an engine serving as a test piece with a shaft, a torque detector that detects torsion torque in the shaft and an inverter that supplies power to the dynamometer, the dynamo control device generating a torque current command signal for the inverter based on a torque detection signal of the torque detector and a torque command signal corresponding to a command for the torque detection signal, the dynamo control device comprising:a gain calculation unit which multiplies a difference between the torque command signal and the torque detection signal by a predetermined gain;
an integration operation unit which integrates an output signal of the gain calculation unit;
a high-pass filter that passes only a component on a high-frequency side with respect to a predetermined response frequency and attenuates a component on a low-frequency side with respect to the response frequency; and
a torque current command signal generation unit which generates the torque current command signal by superimposing, on an output signal of the integration operation unit, an output signal obtained by inputting the torque detection signal to the high-pass filter.

US Pat. No. 10,190,904

EARHEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD II

Staton Techiya, LLC, Del...

1. A method, comprising:measuring sound pressure levels (SPLECM1) for a first acoustic energy received by an ear canal microphone (ECM) of an audio device during a time increment ?t, wherein measurements corresponding to SPLECM1 are free field equivalent values which are measured while the audio device remains in a position; and
calculating a SPL_Dose?t based on the SPLECM1, wherein SPL_Dose?t indicates a cumulative exposure to the SPLECM1.

US Pat. No. 10,190,881

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED PEDESTRIAN NAVIGATION BASED ON WLAN AND MEMS SENSORS

Profound Positioning Inc....

1. A method for enhanced Microelectromechanical (MEMS)-based navigation in a mobile device, comprising:receiving navigation data from one or more MEMS-based navigation sensors on board the mobile device;
calculating, using a processing device coupled to the one or more MEMS-based navigation sensors, position, velocity, and attitude (PVA) values in response to the navigation data using an Inertial Navigation System (INS) mechanization;
calculating, using the processing device, Pedestrian Dead Reckoning (PDR) values in response to the navigation data received from the one or more MEMS-based navigation sensors;
calculating ranges between one or more Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) access points and the mobile device or a WLAN position solution for the mobile device; and
determining, using the processing device, one or more navigation values in response to a combination of the PVA values calculated by the INS mechanization and the PDR values, in combination with at least one of the WLAN range or WLAN position solution;
wherein the one or more navigation values calculated in response to the combination of PVA values, PDR values and the WLAN range or the WLAN position solution are more accurate than a navigation value calculated in response to any one of the PVA values, PDR values, WLAN range or WLAN position solution alone.

US Pat. No. 10,190,852

DEVICE FOR SIMULATING A MORTAR

RHEINMETALL DEFENCE ELECT...

1. A device for simulating a mortar, comprising:a trigger box, a control unit, at least one antenna and an operating unit;
a stand, which is arranged on a mortar barrel, and a base plate for setting up the mortar, the device being arranged almost completely in the mortar barrel in a neutral position and protruding from the mortar barrel in an operational position out of the mortar barrel in comparison with the neutral position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,824

TAPHOLE ASSEMBLY, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A TAPHOLE ASSEMBLY, AND METALLURGICAL FURNACE

Outotec (Finland) Oy, Es...

1. A method for manufacturing a taphole assembly for arranging in a taphole assembly opening extending through a shell and a refractory lining of a metallurgical furnace such as of a pyrometallurgical furnace and for leading melt from the inside of the metallurgical furnace to the outside of the metallurgical furnace,wherein the method comprises a first providing step for providing a frame section of metal to be arranged in a taphole assembly opening extending through a shell and a refractory lining of a metallurgical furnace,
providing the frame section of metal with a seat for at least one refractory insert channel element,
a second providing step for providing at least one refractory insert channel element having a channel for melt,
arranging said at least one refractory insert channel element having a channel for melt in the seat of the frame section of metal,
providing in the first providing step a frame section of metal comprising at least two identical frame parts of metal, and
a third providing step for providing a separate face plate of metal,
releasable fastening the separate face plate of metal to said at least two identical frame parts of metal at an end face of the taphole assembly, and
providing the frame section of metal with a seat for at least one refractory insert channel element so that said at least two identical frame parts of metal are connectable such that a connection face between said at least two identical frame parts of metal forms the seat for the refractory insert channel element such that an identical longitudinal open-sided groove forming a part of said seat for at least one refractory insert channel element is formed in each of said at least two identical frame parts of metal wherein the method comprises a fourth providing step for providing a fastener for fastening the taphole assembly to a metallurgical furnace, and releasable fastening the fastener to said at least two identical frame parts of metal so that the fastener at least partly surrounds said at least two identical frame parts of metal.

US Pat. No. 10,190,745

LAMP ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN A HEADLAMP

Valeo North America, Inc....

1. A lamp assembly for mounting in a headlamp comprising:a heat sink, said heat sink having a printed circuit board landing area for receiving a printed circuit board and a light source landing area for receiving at least one light source;
a light guide; and
a bracket for detachably mounting on said heat sink, said bracket being adapted to engage and secure said light guide in a predetermined position on said heat sink,
wherein said heat sink is an integral or monolithic construction and is processed or folded to comprise a plurality of walls for protecting said printed circuit board, said at least one light source and an electrical connection therebetween, and
wherein said plurality of walls comprises a first wall having at least one first wall aperture and a generally opposing second wall having at least one second wall aperture, said bracket comprising at least one first resilient arm and at least one second resilient arm each having a detent, said detent of said at least one first resilient arm being adapted to be received in said at least one first wall aperture and said detent of said at least one second resilient arm being adapted to be received in said at least one second wall aperture in order to secure or lock said bracket onto said heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,190,734

ADJUSTABLE LENGTH ARTICULATED LED LIGHT FIXTURES

Tempo Industries, LLC, I...

1. The LED light fixture apparatus comprising:first and second modules, the first module comprising a first base component and a first cover component, the second module comprising a second base component and a second cover component, each of the first and second cover components carrying a circuit board mounting one or more LED's;
an interconnection mechanism pivotally connected to said first base component, the interconnection mechanism being configured such that said interconnection mechanism is slidably movable into and out of said second base component and such that said first and second base components are pivotable with respect to one another;
the first and second cover components each having first and second depending vertical surfaces at one end thereof;
wherein said interconnection mechanism has first and second vertically extending tabs respectively positioned to come into abutment with the first and second depending vertical surfaces of said second cover component to thereby limit a range of linear movement of said first base component with respect to said second base component.

US Pat. No. 10,190,465

INSULATED COVER FOR MIXER ASSEMBLY

Faurecia Emissions Contro...

1. A vehicle exhaust component assembly comprising:a first exhaust component;
a second exhaust component downstream of the first exhaust component;
an injection system configured to inject a reducing agent into engine exhaust gases upstream of the second exhaust component; and
a mixer connecting an outlet of the first exhaust component to an inlet to the second exhaust component, the mixer comprising an outer housing that is configured to direct a mixture of the reducing agent and the engine exhaust gases into the second exhaust component, and wherein the outer housing comprises an enclosed end and an open end opposite the enclosed end, the open end including both a connection to the outlet of the first exhaust component and the inlet to the second exhaust component such that the outer housing comprises a common end cap cover for both the first and second exhaust components, and wherein the outer housing has an injection opening for the injection system that is in an upstream portion of the outer housing such that the injection opening faces the outlet of the first exhaust component, and the mixer including at least one insulation feature that is configured to reduce heat lost at the outer housing.

US Pat. No. 10,190,162

SIGNAL CONFINEMENT SEQUENCING (SCS) AND NUCLEOTIDE ANALOGUES FOR SIGNAL CONFINEMENT SEQUENCING

Complete Genomics, Inc., ...

1. A method for sequencing a target nucleic acid, comprising:a) providing a template nucleic acid immobilized on a surface, a primer, a polymerase, and a nucleotide analogue of the following structure:

 wherein
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7;
L is absent or a linking group;
R1 is a nucleoside base;
R2 is hydrogen or a blocking group;
B is a binding molecule; and
X is a detection label, wherein said detection label is quenched;
b) extending the primer by incorporating the nucleotide analogue;
c) providing a phosphatase to cleave between the binding molecule and the linking group or between the binding molecule and the terminal phosphate, thereby generating a fragment of (I) comprising the label and the binding molecule, wherein the label is unquenched;
d) binding the fragment to a capture element immobilized on a surface; and
e) detecting a fluorescence emission from the label of the fragment captured on the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,051

EMULSIFICATION OF HYDROPHOBIC ORGANOPHOSPHOROUS COMPOUNDS

ALEXIUM, INC., Greer, SC...

1. A composition comprising an emulsion, the emulsion comprising at least one polymeric surfactant, water and at least one hydrophobic organophosphorous compound selected from the group consisting of:
wherein
each R1 is independently a monovalent aryl, arylalkyl, or alkyl substituent containing up to 20 carbon atoms,
each R3 is independently a monovalent aryl, arylalkyl, alkyl, hydrogen, phosphate ester, silyl, or phosphonate ester substituent containing up to 20 carbon atoms;
each R2 is independently a divalent aryl, arylalkyl, or alkyl substituent containing up to 20 carbon atoms;
R1, R3 and R2 each optionally include one or more heteroatoms in the substituents; and
n is from 1 to 100;

wherein
each R1 is independently a monovalent aryl, arylalkyl, or alkyl substituent containing up to 20 carbon atoms,
each R3 is independently a monovalent aryl, arylalkyl, alkyl, hydrogen, phosphate ester, silyl, or phosphonate ester substituent containing up to 20 carbon atoms;
each R2 is independently a divalent aryl, arylalkyl, or alkyl substituent containing up to 20 carbon atoms;
R1, R3 and R2 each optionally include one or more heteroatoms in the substituents; and
n is from 1 to 100; and

wherein
R1 and R2 are independently monovalent aryl, arylalkyl, alkyl, hydrogen, phosphate ester, silyl, or phosphonate ester substituents containing up to 20 carbon atoms;
each R3 and R4 are independently monovalent aryl, arylalkyl, or alkyl substituents containing up to 20 carbon atoms;
R5 is a divalent aryl, arylalkyl, or alkyl substituent containing up to 20 carbon atoms;
each R6 and R7 are independently divalent aryl, arylalkyl, or alkyl substituents containing up to 20 carbon atoms;
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, and R7 each optionally include one or more heteroatoms in the substituents;
m is from 1 to 100; and
n is from 1 to 100,wherein the emulsion is an oil-in-water emulsion, andwherein the at least one hydrophobic organophosphorous compound forms the oil of the oil in water emulsion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,042

SILICONE PRODUCT, A LIGHTING UNIT COMPRISING THE SILICONE PRODUCT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SILICONE PRODUCT

Lumileds LLC, San, CA (U...

1. A method of manufacturing a silicone product comprising immobilized luminescent material, the method comprises the steps of:obtaining a first mixture comprising a homogeneous mixture of (1) filler particles of a light transmitting inert material and (2) a luminescent material comprising luminescent particles showing quantum confinement and having at least in one dimension a size in the nanometer range,
obtaining a second mixture from the first mixture by flocculating the luminescent particles on surfaces of the filler particles, wherein the filler particles are distributed in the second mixture so at least 60% of the luminescent particles are separated from other luminescence particles by at least a distance of 7 nanometers, and
obtaining a third mixture by mixing the second mixture with a polymeric material comprising a material of the group of polysiloxanes.

US Pat. No. 10,190,012

TREATMENT OF RELEASE LAYER AND INKJET INK FORMULATIONS

LANDA CORPORATION LTD., ...

1. A printed ink image on a substrate comprising a water-soluble or water-dispersible polymeric resin, and for which at least one of the following is true:(a) the image has an X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) peak at 402.0±0.4 eV;
(b) the image has on its outer surface distal to the substrate a polymeric chemical agent containing at least 1 wt. % of one or more chargeable nitrogen atoms and having at least one of
(1) a positive charge density of at least 3 meq/g of chemical agent and an average molecular weight of at least 250 and
(2) a molecular weight of at least 10,000;
(c) the ratio of the surface concentration of nitrogen at the outer surface of the image distal to the substrate to the bulk concentration of nitrogen within the image is at least 1.2:1;
(d) the surface concentration of secondary amines, tertiary amines, and/or an ammonium group at the image surface distal to the substrate exceeds their respective bulk concentrations at a depth of at least 30 nanometers below the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,983

CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION, RESIN MOLD FOR IMPRINTING, METHOD FOR PHOTO IMPRINTING, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FINE OPTICAL ELEMENT

Toyo Gosei Co., Ltd., Ic...

1. A curable resin composition comprising:a fluorinated urethane(meth)acrylate represented by formula (1),

wherein:
each of R1, R2, R3 and R4 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, x and y each independently represents 1 or 2, and n represents an integer within the range of 1 to 10;
each of R3 and R4 independently represents the hydrogen atom when x and y are both 1;
R3 represents the hydrogen atom and R4 represents the methyl group when x is 1 and y is 2;
R3 represents the methyl group and R4 represents the hydrogen atom when x is 2 and y is 1; and
each of R3 and R4 independently represents the methyl group when x and y are both 2.