US Pat. No. 10,191,414

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTERS

HP INDIGO B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method of operating an electrophotographic printer to control the optical density of a printed image, the method comprising:providing a printing substance on a transfer member;
emitting a pulse of heat having a power density of at least 0.1 W/mm2 to heat the printing substance on the transfer member for a period of less than 0.5 seconds to increase flowability of the printing substance on the transfer member prior to the printing substance being transferred to a substrate; and
transferring, from the transfer member to the substrate, the printing substance heated by the pulse of heat so as to provide the printed image on the substrate.

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. 10,191,113

APPARATUS HAVING SIMULATION UNIT FOR PRODUCING SIMULATION SIGNAL FOR TESTING AN ELECTRICAL COMPONENT

dSPACE digital signal pro...

1. An apparatus for testing an electrical component, the apparatus comprising:a simulation unit for producing a simulation signal that is transmitted to the electrical component under testing, the simulation unit connecting an electrical connecting device to the electrical component;
a plurality of test units providing sensor and actuator signals to the simulation unit,
wherein at least one of the plurality of test units are connected via the electrical connecting device to the simulation unit, the plurality of test units and the simulation unit being connected directly to the electrical connecting device,
wherein the electrical connecting device has at least one electrical switch device, which is arranged to make or break an electrical connection between at least one of the plurality of test units and the connecting device,
wherein the electrical component is separate from the apparatus,
wherein the electrical connecting device is one of a plurality of electrical connecting devices, which differ from one another with regard to at least one electrical property, and
wherein the apparatus further comprises:
a selecting device for selecting an electrical connection of the simulation unit and the plurality of test units to one of the electrical connecting devices, the plurality of electrical connecting devices each have at least one electric switch device, the electrical switch devices being arranged so that they make or break an electrical connection between the plurality of test units via the corresponding electrical connecting device.

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. 10,190,753

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. 10,190,162

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. 10,189,845

4,6-SUBSTITUTED-PYRAZOLO[1,5-A]PYRAZINES AS JANUS KINASE INHIBITORS

Array BioPharma Inc., Bo...

1. A compound of the general Formula Ior a stereoisomer or pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof, wherein:R1 is hydroxy(1-6C)alkyl, HOCH2(cyclopropylidine)CH2—, (1-4C alkoxy)(1-6C)hydroxyalkyl, (hydroxy)trifluoro(1-6C)alkyl, dihydroxy(2-6C)alkyl, H2N(3-6C)hydroxyalkyl, (1-3C alkyl)NH(3-6C)hydroxyalkyl, (1-3C alkyl)2N(3-6C)hydroxyalkyl, H2N(1-4C alkoxy)(3-6C)alkyl, Cyc1(CH2)m—, hetCyc1, hetCyc2CH2—, RaRbNC(?O)CH2—, hetCyc3a(1-3C)alkyl, hetCyc3b(2-3C)hydroxyalkyl, RcRdN(2-3C)alkyl, (1-3C alkyl)2NSO2(2-3C)alkyl, hetCyc4, (1-6C)alkyl or CH3SO2(1-6C)alkyl;
Cyc1 is a 4-6 membered cycloalkyl substituted with 1-2 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of HO, HOCH2—, (1-3C)alkyl, H2NHC(?O)—, (1-3C alkyl)2NC(?O)—, and HOCH2CH2NHC(?O)—;
m is 0 or 1;
hetCyc1 is a 4-6 membered heterocyclic ring having a ring heteroatom selected from N, O and S wherein the S is optionally oxidized to SO2, wherein said heterocyclic ring is optionally substituted with a substituent selected from the group consisting of OH, (1-3C alkyl)C(?O)—, (1-3C alkyl)SO2—, (1-3C alkyl)NHC(?O)— and NH2CH2C(?O)—;
hetCyc2 is a 4-6 membered heterocyclic ring having a ring S atom, wherein the S is oxidized to SO2;
Ra and Rb are independently H or (1-3C)alkyl, or
Ra and Rb together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4-6 membered ring optionally having a ring oxygen atom;
hetCyc3a and hetCyc3b are independently a 4-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N and O, wherein said heterocyclic ring is optionally substituted with 1-2 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, OH, (1-4C)alkoxy, HOCH2—, (1-3C alkyl)C(?O)— and oxo;
Rc is H or (1-3C)alkyl;
Rd is (1-3C)alkyl, (1-3C alkyl)SO2—, hetCyca, or (3-6C)cycloalkyl optionally substituted with HOCH2—;
hetCyca is a 5-6 membered azacyclic ring optionally substituted with 1-2 substituents independently selected from oxo and (1-3C)alkyl;
hetCyc4 is azetidinyl substituted with ((CH3)2N)2P(?O)— or Y—C(?O)—;
Y is ReRfN(CH2)n—, hetCycbCH2—, Cyc2, hydroxy(1-3C)alkyl, (1-3C alkyl)2NC(?O)—, (1-3C)alkylSO2- or (1-3C)alkyl;
n is 0 or 1;
Re and Rf are independently H or (1-3C)alkyl;
hetCycb is a 4-5 membered azacyclic ring optionally substituted with OH;
Cyc2 is a (3-6C)cycloalkyl optionally substituted with OH;
R2 is (1-6C)alkyl, trifluoro(1-6C)alkyl, difluoro(1-6C)alkyl, fluoro(1-6C)alkyl, hydroxy(1-6C)alkyl, (1-6C)alkoxy, (3-6C)cycloalkyl (optionally substituted with one or two halogens), (3-6C)cycloalkylCH2-, HOC(?O)— or phenyl, and
R3 is (1-6C)alkyl or (3-6C)cycloalkyl, or
R2 and R3 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a 3-7 membered cycloalkyl ring optionally substituted with one or two substituents independently selected from OH, (1-6C)alkyl and hydroxy(1-6C)alkyl, or
R2 and R3 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a 4-membered saturated azacyclic ring substituted with SO2CF3; and
R4 is hydrogen or (1-6C)alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,189,579

DYNAMIC EXTERIOR AIRCRAFT LIGHT UNIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING A DYNAMIC EXTERIOR AIRCRAFT LIGHT UNIT

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. A dynamic exterior aircraft light unit, configured for being mounted to an aircraft (for illuminating an aircraft environment, the dynamic exterior aircraft light unit comprising:an LED group, comprising a plurality of LEDs, and
an optical system, comprising at least one optical element, the optical system being associated with the LED group for shaping an output light intensity distribution from the light emitted by the LED group,
wherein the LED group and the optical system are stationary within the dynamic exterior aircraft light unit, with each LED of the LED group having a set position with respect to the optical system, and
wherein the dynamic exterior aircraft light unit is configured to be operated in a plurality of operating modes, with a respective subset of the plurality of LEDs being switched on in each of the plurality of operating modes and with a different output light intensity distribution being emitted by the dynamic exterior aircraft light unit in each of the plurality of operating modes,
wherein a selection of the operating mode depending on an acceleration of the aircraft in the aircraft frame of reference,
wherein the selection of the operating mode depends on the acceleration of the aircraft over an acceleration consideration interval, and
wherein the dynamic exterior aircraft light unit is configured to determine a net acceleration direction from the acceleration of the aircraft over the acceleration consideration interval, wherein the selection of the operating mode depends on the net acceleration direction.

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. 10,188,648

SOLID STATE FORMS OF SELEXIPAG

TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS INTE...

7. A pharmaceutical composition comprising the crystalline form IV of Selexipag according to claim 1.
US Pat. No. 10,189,940

PROCESS FOR PROVIDING POLYMERS COMPRISING HEXAGONAL BORON NITRIDE

PepsiCo, Inc., Purchase,...

1. A method of preparing a polymer composition, the method comprisinga) providing a reactant mixture comprising a first monomeric or oligomeric reactant and exfoliated hexagonal boron nitride; and
b) polymerizing the first monomeric or oligomeric reactant in the reactant mixture to form the polymer composition that includes dispersed platelets of exfoliated hexagonal boron nitride;
wherein the polymer is selected from the group consisting of polyesters, polyamides, polyimides, polyurethanes, polycarbonates, and mixtures and copolymers thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,194,515

BEAM DELIVERY SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A beam delivery system configured to deliver a pulse laser beam outputted from a laser apparatus to a target in an extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus configured to generate extreme ultraviolet light by irradiating the target with the pulse laser beam, the beam delivery system comprising:a plurality of beam adjusters configured to adjust a divergence angle of a pulse laser beam outputted from the laser apparatus;
a beam sampler configured to separate a part of the pulse laser beam outputted from a first beam adjuster provided at the most downstream among the plurality of beam adjusters to acquire a sample beam;
a beam monitor configured to receive the sample beam and output a monitored diameter; and
a beam delivery controller configured to control the plurality of beam adjusters based on the monitored diameter,
wherein the beam delivery controller is configured to:
adjust each of beam adjusters other than the first beam adjuster selected one after another from the most upstream so that the monitored diameter at the beam monitor becomes a predetermined value specific to the beam adjuster; and
adjust the first beam adjuster so that the pulse laser beam becomes focused at a position downstream of a target position, and
wherein the first beam adjuster is a final-stage beam adjuster in the beam delivery system.

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. 10,194,474

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. 10,194,267

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR UPDATING LOCATIONS IN A MONITORING SYSTEM

BI Incorporated, Boulder...

1. A device, the device comprising:a location monitoring system operable to indicate movement of a mobile device to a central monitor;
a connection device operable to attach to a monitor target;
a location memory;
an avoidance monitoring system operable to:
receive a first location from the location monitoring system and a second location from the location monitoring system;
determine whether the first location is within one of a first subset of locations, wherein the first subset of locations includes a first set of locations determined based upon a third location and stored by the avoidance zone monitoring system in the location memory;
determine whether the second location is within a second subset of locations, wherein the second subset of locations indicates a second set of locations determined based upon a fourth location and stored by the avoidance monitoring system in the location memory; and
wherein at least a portion of the first subset of locations is overwritten by the second subset of locations such that the entirety of only the second subset of locations is stored in the location memory after storing by the avoidance monitoring system.

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. 10,194,032

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. 10,194,021

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. 10,193,890

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. 10,193,742

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. 10,193,631

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. 10,193,595

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. 10,193,340

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. 10,193,229

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. 10,192,933

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A manufacturing method of organic light emitting device, wherein steps hereof comprising:manufacturing a bottom electrode on a base substrate;
manufacturing an organic electro-emitting assembly on the bottom electrode by evaporation techniques and lithography techniques, including
evaporating a hole injection layer on the bottom electrode;
manufacturing hole transport layers corresponding respectively to varies color lights emitted from emitting layers on the hole injection layer by lithography technologies on a needed thickness of resonance mode;
evaporating corresponding emitting layers on the hole transport layers;
evaporating an electron transport layer on the emitting layer;
evaporating an electron injection layer on the electron transport layer; and
manufacturing a top electrode on the organic electro-emitting assembly.

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. 10,192,602

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. 10,191,917

VIRTUAL DISK UTILITY

Quest Software Inc., Ali...

1. A method comprising: by one or more computing devices,installing an application on at least a portion of a physical disk system associated with a first platform;
virtualizing the portion of the physical disk system into a virtual disk system, comprising:
storing data of the portion of the physical disk system in a database associated with the virtual disk system, wherein the database comprises one or more tables representing a hierarchical file system, one or more attributes, and one or more blocks of file content;
normalizing the one or more attributes, wherein normalizing the one or more attributes comprises normalizing at least one of a path, name, value, date and time of the data;
generating a platform neutral hierarchical file system based in part on the normalized one or more attributes;
providing an interface for user access to the data based, at least in part, on the one or more normalized attributes; and
providing one or more platform dependent drivers, wherein the one or more platform dependent drivers comprise a plurality of sets of drivers associated with a plurality of platforms, wherein each set of drivers supports, for an associated one of the platforms, native operations with respect to the portion of the physical disk system;
determining, based at least in part on authentication information whether to mount the virtual disk system on a second platform;
in response to a positive determination, mounting the virtual disk system on the second platform;
isolating the application to the virtual disk system, wherein data associated with the application is kept separate from one or more configuration aspects associated with the application; and
executing the application on the second platform, wherein all operations associated with executing the application are contained within the virtual disk system mounted on the second platform, wherein executing the application on the second platform does not require any modification to the virtual disk system or to the data stored in the database of the virtual disk system.

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. 10,190,904

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. 10,190,749

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. 10,190,592

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. 10,190,418

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. 10,189,970

METHOD FOR GRANULATING POLYMERS AND PRODUCT PRODUCED BY THIS METHOD

COMPAGNIE PLASTIC OMNIUM,...

1. A method for granulating polymers from ground post-consumer materials, wherein said method comprises a step of:extracting dissolved salts and/or small unmelted clusters present within said polymers;
wherein said extracting step comprises the step of adding a fluid or mixture of fluids in an extruder which solubilizes said dissolved salts and/or small unmelted clusters or entrains them, at least one of said dissolved salts and/or small unmelted clusters so extracted being evacuated under atmospheric pressure or under vacuum during extrusion before passing into an extrusion head;
wherein said fluid is at least one of water or a mixture containing water, introduced into said extruder at a pressure greater than that present in said extruder;
wherein 60 g of water or more is added per kg of extruded material; and
wherein said method further comprises a step of granulating said polymers after passing through a die of said extrusion head;
wherein said method is used to extrude a polymer that is used for molding a part, that, after coating, has a maximum in the appearance areas of visible parts of 4 faults of type grains, craters, or particles, per m2, of size greater than 50 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,189,873

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING “STIMULATOR OF INTERFERON GENE”-DEPENDENT SIGNALLING

ADURO BIOTECH, INC., Ber...

1. A compound having the structure:
covalently linked to
whereinR3 is a covalent bond to the 5? carbon of (b),
R4 is a covalent bond to the 3? carbon of (b),
R1 is a purine-derived substituent linked through its N9 nitrogen to the ribose ring of (a),
R5 is a purine-derived substituent linked through its N9 nitrogen to the ribose ring of (b),
each of X1 and X2 are independently O or S,
R2 is H or an optionally substituted alkynyl of from 2-9 carbons, wherein substitution(s), when present, may be independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl straight or branched chain, benzyl, halogen, trihalomethyl, C1-6 alkoxy, —NO2, —NH2, —OH, ?O, —COOR? where R? is H or lower alkyl, —CH2OH, and —CONH2,
the 2? carbon of (b) is substituted with —O—R6, wherein R6 is H or an optionally substituted alkynyl of from 2-9 carbons, wherein substitution(s), when present, may be independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl straight or branched chain, benzyl, halogen, trihalomethyl, C1-6 alkoxy, —NO2, —NH2, —OH, ?O, —COOR? where R? is H or lower alkyl, —CH2OH, and —CONH2, and
wherein R2 and R6 are not both H,
or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

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. 10,189,125

ASSEMBLY INSPECTION METHOD AND ASSOCIATED DEVICE

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS, T...

1. An inspection device comprising:a first quantitative input of a first parameter related to an assembly of a first element to a second element by a double-access fastening means, said first parameter being selected from a movement parameter of at least a first part of the double-access fastening means, an assembly force parameter, or a torque;
a second quantitative input of a second parameter, said second parameter being selected from the movement parameter of at least the first part of the double-access fastening means, the assembly force parameter, and the torque, and the second parameter being different from the first parameter;
a calculator which determines a value of a first derivative of a function representing a change in the second parameter relative to the first parameter;
an analyzer which evaluates the value of the first derivative to check the alignment between the first element and the second element to be assembled; and
wherein the analyzer detects a change in behavior of the assembly of the first element and the second element shown by slope variations in a slope of a curve of a function linking the first and second parameters, the function representing a change in the second parameter relative to the first parameter comprising an alignment phase in which the slope of the curve is then close to zero, a tightening phase, and an intermediate phase relating to the presence of a residual gap between the first element and the second element of the assembly, and
wherein the inspection device estimates a quality of an alignment of at least a first element and a second element of an assembly by a double-access fastening means,
wherein a basis for the quality of the alignment of the first element and the second is an elimination of the residual gap predicted by the slope of the curve.

US Pat. No. 10,188,222

BED WITH EMBEDDED SMART SENSORS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A bed, comprising:a support platform of the bed;
a plurality of surfaces connected to the support platform and arranged to form a contained space above the support platform;
a sensor integral with at least one of the support platform or at least one of the plurality of surfaces;
a processor integral with the at least one of the support platform or the at least one of the plurality of surfaces, the processor configured to determine a condition of an occupant of the contained space in response to a signal received from the sensor, and to determine an action to be performed by the bed in response to the condition;
a microphone; and
an entertainment device integral with the at least one of the support platform or the at least one of the plurality of surfaces, wherein the action to be performed by the bed comprises a noise to be produced by the entertainment device, and the processor is further configured to receive data from the microphone, to determine, from the data, an ambient level of sound, and to adjust a characteristic of the noise in response to the ambient level of sound.
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. 10,189,910

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. 10,194,533

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. 10,194,500

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. 10,194,479

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. 10,194,463

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. 10,194,415

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. 10,194,343

METHOD FOR OPERATING A WIRELESS DEVICE SUPPORTING SELF ORGANIZING NETWORKS

GEMALTO M2M GMBH, Munich...

1. Method for operating a low-mobility wireless device in a cellular network, the cellular network comprising a core network and a plurality of base nodes, each configured to maintain neighbour relation data, the cellular network further providing self organizing network capabilities,wherein the low-mobility wireless device is operating with an active base node, which is the one of said base nodes the low-mobility wireless device is currently camping on, and the low-mobility wireless device is operating in a first mode, comprising that measurements of transmissions of base nodes are diminished,
the method comprising the steps of, for the cellular network:
in case the cellular network is enhanced by a new base node, triggering the active base node to transmit a first indication at least to said low-mobility wireless device,
for the low-mobility wireless device, in response to the reception of the first indication, switching to a second mode of operation, comprising execution of at least one measurement of transmissions of base nodes, and
transmitting at least one measurement report to the by then active base node, the measurement report comprises results of said measurements and a base node reference of the measured base nodes,
for the active base node, upon reception of a measurement report, updating neighbour relation data relating to the base node identified by said base node reference with information obtained from the received measurement report.

US Pat. No. 10,194,332

LED ILLUMINATING APPARATUS, AND RELATED SIGNAL AMPLIFYING SYSTEM

ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTIN...

1. A Light Emitting Diode (LED) illuminating apparatus, comprising:a first antenna, a second antenna, a signal amplifier device, an LED light, and an LED driving power supply, wherein:
the LED driving power supply is connected with the signal amplifier device and the LED light to drive the LED light to emit light and to provide power to the signal amplifier device;
the signal amplifier device comprises a first duplexer, a second duplexer, a downlink, and an uplink, wherein:
the downlink includes a first power controller, a first low-noise amplifier, a first filter, a first signal amplifier, a first coupler, and a first isolator that are connected in series,
an input terminal of the first low-noise amplifier is connected with an output terminal of the first duplexer,
an output terminal of the first isolator is connected with an input terminal of the second duplexer,
a power comparator input port of the first power controller is connected with a coupling port of the first coupler, and
a power comparator output port of the first power controller is connected with a power control port of the first signal amplifier;
the first duplexer is connected with the first antenna and an output terminal of the uplink, and the second duplexer is connected with the second antenna and an input terminal of the uplink;
the first antenna receives a base station signal, and transmits the base station signal to the signal amplifier device;
the signal amplifier device amplifies the base station signal, and transmits the amplified base station signal to the second antenna;
the second antenna transmits the amplified base station signal to a terminal;
the second antenna receives a terminal signal, and transmits the terminal signal to the signal amplifier device;
the signal amplifier device amplifies the terminal signal, and transmits the amplified terminal signal to the first antenna; and
the first antenna transmits the amplified terminal signal to a base station.

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. 10,193,534

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. 10,193,035

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. 10,192,789

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. 10,192,761

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. 10,192,373

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. 10,192,261

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. 10,192,193

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING CENTRAL PHARMACY-TYPE DISPENSING OPERATIONS

McKesson Specialty Care D...

1. A healthcare system, comprising:at least one memory storing computer-executable instructions; and
at least one processor configured to access the at least one memory and execute the computer-executable instructions, wherein the computer-executable instructions when executed by the at least one processor cause the healthcare system to:
receive medication order data from respective electronic health records based at least in part on a user query of one or more electronic health records associated with one or more patients, wherein the query comprises at least one filter using at least one filtering criteria comprising at least one of a patient name, a date, a date range, a treatment location, or a medication;
generate an order worklist based at least in part on the at least one filtering criteria, the order worklist comprising a plurality of medication order transactions;
create one or more medication dispensing queues based at least in part on the order worklist, wherein a first medication dispensing queue comprises a portion of the plurality of medication order transactions, and wherein each of the plurality of medication order transaction comprises a request for one or more medications to be dispensed by a pharmacy;
apply a first filter to the portion of the plurality of medication order transactions in the first medication dispensing queue, wherein the portion of the plurality of medication order transactions are filtered based on at least one of the following: medication type, treatment location, a date, or a date range;
apply a location filter to the filtered portion of the plurality of medication order transactions in the first medication dispensing queue, wherein the filtered portion of the plurality of medication order transactions are ordered within the first medication queue corresponding to a respective physical storage location of a respective medication within the pharmacy, and wherein the location filter facilitates determining a minimum number of instances the respective physical storage location needs to be accessed to retrieve a predefined amount of the respective medication to fulfill the filtered portion of the plurality of medication order transactions; and
facilitate output of a representation of the filtered portion of the plurality of medication order transactions in the first medication dispensing queue for presentation to the pharmacy via a graphical user interface, wherein the filtered portion of the plurality of medication order transactions in the first medication dispensing queue are filled by the pharmacy using a desired workflow to obtain the respective medication from the respective first physical storage location using the minimum number of instances the respective physical storage location needs to be accessed to retrieve the predefined amount of the respective medication to fulfill the filtered portion of the plurality of medication order transactions.

US Pat. No. 10,191,855

CACHING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PAGE RECLAMATION WITH SIMULATED NVDRAM IN HOST BUS ADAPTERS

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A system, comprising:a host processor operable to generate Input/Output (I/O) requests;
a host memory communicatively coupled to the host processor and sectioned into pages;
a host bus adapter (HBA) communicatively coupled to the host processor to process the I/O requests, wherein the HBA comprises a Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) and a Solid State Memory (SSD); and
an HBA driver operable on the host processor wherein the DRAM is sectioned into pages mapped to pages of the host memory, and the SSD is sectioned into pages mapped to pages of the DRAM, and
wherein the HBA driver is operable to detect a rate at which the pages of the DRAM are accessed for both of read requests and write requests of the I/O requests, to determine a rate of page reclamation based on the detection, and to reclaim pages of data in the DRAM by moving pages of data from the DRAM into the pages of the SSD based on the determined rate of page reclamation.

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. 10,191,756

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. 10,191,624

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTHORING INTERACTIVE MEDIA ASSETS

OATH INC., New York, NY ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:causing to be displayed, on one or more display screens, a user interface having functionality for creating a social media video, the user interface comprising a first region for selecting a media asset and a second region for displaying selected media assets, the first region including a displayable first icon representing a first media asset;
receiving, from a user input device, a user selection of the first media asset, the user selection comprising information representing detection of a swipe of the first icon in a direction from the first region towards the second region;
obtaining a first metadata information associated with the first media asset from the first region in accordance with the swipe represented by the received user selection;
obtaining a second icon representing a second media asset based at least in part on the first metadata information of the first media asset;
causing to be displayed, in the first region of the user interface, the second icon representing the second media asset;
obtaining information indicating a physical location of the user input device; and
causing to be displayed, the first icon representing the first media asset when the first metadata information indicates a first location within a predetermined distance of the physical location of the user input device.

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. 10,191,426

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. 10,191,002

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. 10,190,957

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. 10,190,937

HIGH-G SHOCK TESTING MACHINE

OMNITEK PARTNERS LLC, Ro...

1. A shock testing machine comprising:a test platform upon which one or more objects to be tested are mounted;
one or more rails upon which the test platform is movable; and
a braking station having one or more braking elements operatively engageable with one or more corresponding braking surfaces on the test platform after the test platform has moved a predetermined distance relative to the braking station, wherein the one or more braking elements are movable to vary a gap between the one or more braking elements and the one or more braking surface; and
the one or more braking elements comprise a beveled region such that a portion of the braking element in the beveled region has a thickness that increases with a direction of travel of the test platform.

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. 10,190,734

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. 10,190,594

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. 10,190,449

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. 10,190,042

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. 10,189,678

ELEVATOR STRIP BONDED END TERMINATION

THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR AG,...

1. An elevator end termination, comprising:a base member comprising a proximal end and a distal end and defining an internal belt cavity and an opening at the proximal end of the base member opening to the belt cavity, the belt cavity comprising opposing interior walls;
an elevator belt comprising an outer jacket and an internal load carrier, wherein a portion of the internal load carrier is exposed on an end of the elevator belt, wherein the exposed portion of the internal load carrier is positioned in the belt cavity;
a plate operatively connected to the base member to form the internal belt cavity, the base member and the plate pressed together to hold the exposed portion of the internal load carrier therebetween; and
an adhesive provided in the belt cavity at least between opposite sides of the internal load carrier and the opposing interior walls of the belt cavity,
wherein the elevator belt is adhesively bonded to the base member.

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. 10,189,497

STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY

TRW Limited, Solihull, W...

1. An adjustable steering column assembly comprising:a steering column shroud which supports a steering shaft for a steering wheel, a support bracket which is fixed in position relative to a part of a vehicle, and a clamp mechanism, in which the support bracket comprises two arms having a portion of the column shroud located therebetween, and in which the clamp mechanism comprises a pin or bolt that passes through slots in the arms and carries a fixed cam portion and moving cam portion, relative rotation of the fixed cam portion and moving cam portion causing the clamp mechanism to move between a locked position in which the clamp mechanism fixes the shroud in position relative to the support bracket arms and an unlocked position in which the clamp mechanism permits movement of the pin or bolt along the slot thereby to enable movement of the shroud relative to the support bracket arms, in which the fixed cam portion has an anti-rotation feature that sits at least partially within one of the slots in one of the arms and which co-operates with side walls of the slot to substantially prevent unwanted rotation of the fixed portion of the clamp mechanism,wherein the anti-rotation feature carries at least one contact portion that in use contacts the side walls of the slot as the steering column shroud is adjusted to help guide the anti-rotation feature along the slot, and in that the contact portion and side walls are configured such that in use the anti-rotation feature does not cause any significant permanent deformation of the side walls due to preferential deformation of the contact portion, in which the part of the contact portion that engages the side walls is biased towards the side walls by a spring means, the spring means permitting at least part of the preferential deformation of the contact portion, in which the spring means and part of the contact portion that contacts the side walls are integrally formed as two-shot moulding, and in which the anti-rotation feature comprises a block that fits within the slot in the arm and the spring means comprises a resilient spacer that is held captive in a pocket formed in the block.

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. 10,189,332

VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS

SANDEN HOLDINGS CORPORATI...

10. A vehicle air conditioning apparatus comprising:a compressor configured to compress and discharge refrigerant;
a heat medium heating radiator configured to release heat from the refrigerant and heat the heat medium;
an air cooling heat exchanger configured to absorb the heat into the refrigerant and to cool air blowing to a vehicle interior;
an outdoor heat exchanger provided outside the vehicle interior and configured to release the heat from or absorb the heat into the refrigerant by performing a heat exchange between the refrigerant and outdoor air;
a heat medium circuit configured to allow the heat medium heated by the heat medium heating radiator to flow through;
an air heating radiator configured to release heat from the heat medium flowing through the heat medium circuit and to heat the air blowing to the vehicle interior; and
a heat medium heater configured to be able to heat the heat medium flowing through the heat medium circuit by electric power, wherein:
a heating operation is performed by releasing the heat from the refrigerant discharged from the compressor in the heat medium heating radiator and absorbing the heat into the refrigerant after the heat release in the outdoor heat exchanger;
a heating and dehumidifying operation is performed by releasing the heat from the refrigerant discharged from the compressor in the heat medium heating radiator and absorbing the heat into the refrigerant after the heat release in the air cooling heat exchanger and the outdoor heat exchanger; and
the heat medium heater can heat the heat medium flowing through the heat medium circuit,
the vehicle air conditioning apparatus further comprising:
an outdoor air temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature outside the vehicle interior;
a high-pressure side pressure sensor configured to detect a pressure of the compressor in an output side from which the refrigerant is discharged; and
a controller, the controller being configured to:
estimate a temperature of the heat medium that is heated by the heat medium heating radiator and flows through the heat medium circuit;
calculate an insufficient quantity of heat during one of the heating operation and the heating and dehumidifying operation, based on the estimated temperature of the heat medium that is heated by the heat medium heating radiator;
control the heat medium heater, based on the calculated insufficient quantity of heat;
calculate an estimated value of a pressure of the compressor in an input side into which the refrigerant is sucked, based on the temperature detected by the outdoor air temperature sensor, the pressure detected by the high-pressure side pressure sensor and a number of rotations of the compressor;
calculate a number of rotations of the compressor that allows the estimated value of the pressure of the compressor to be a predetermined pressure; and
control operation of the compressor such that the compressor is operated at the calculated number of rotations.

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. 10,189,088

TUBULAR CONNECTION REFACING APPARATUS AND METHODS

REFACE SYSTEMS, LLC, Lau...

1. An apparatus for refacing tubular connections, the apparatus comprising:a mandrel having a central opening configured to receive a tubular connection;
a drive system coupled to the mandrel, the drive system being rotatable independent of the mandrel, the drive system including an engagement portion, a distal faceplate, and a proximal faceplate, the distal faceplate and the proximal faceplate each being adapted to connect to a plurality of cutters, the mandrel being rotationally lockable relative to the distal faceplate;
an engaging nut movably connected to the engagement portion of the drive system, the engaging nut being linked to the distal and proximal faceplates and providing longitudinal movement of the plurality of cutters upon longitudinal movement of the engaging nut along the engagement portion of the drive system.

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. 10,190,141

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MAKING (R)-RETICULINE AND PRECURSORS THEREOF

Epimeron Inc., Calgary, ...

1. A method of making (R)-Reticuline or a precursor of (R)-Reticuline comprising(a) contacting a benzylisoquinoline derivative with a microorganism expressing a heterologous enzyme capable of converting the benzylisoquinoline derivative to (R)-Reticuline or an (R)-Reticuline precursor, wherein said enzyme is a fusion protein of CYP450 and AKR and comprises an amino acid sequence that is at least 85% identical to SEQ.ID NO: 323; and
(b) growing said microorganism to produce (R)-Reticuline or a precursor of (R)-Reticuline.
US Pat. No. 10,189,898

ANTIBODIES THAT BIND HUMAN CANNABINOID 1 (CB1) RECEPTOR

BIRD ROCK BIO, INC., La ...

1. An isolated antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof that binds to cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1), wherein the antibody or antigen binding fragment comprises:a heavy chain comprising a CDR1 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 352, a CDR2 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 353, and a CDR3 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 354; and
a light chain comprising a CDR1 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 355, a CDR2 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 356, and a CDR3 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 357.
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. 10,194,554

DRIVE ASSEMBLY, CHASSIS ASSEMBLY, AND SERVER DEVICE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A drive assembly, comprising:a drive having a first end extending in a direction perpendicular to a length direction of the drive and a first side extending in a direction perpendicular to a width direction of the drive, wherein a drive interface is disposed at the first end of the drive; and
an adapter having first and second interfaces that are electrically connected with each other, wherein the first interface is plugged into the drive interface, and the second interface is adjacent to the first side of the drive so as to be electrically coupled to other components, wherein the second interface is perpendicular to the first interface protruding from the adapter such that the second interface is a single plane with the adapter.

US Pat. No. 10,194,534

PRINTED WIRING BOARD, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CATHETER, AND METALLIC MATERIAL

1. A printed wiring board comprising:one or more wires; and
one or more heat-generating components,
wherein the one or more wires satisfy, either partly or as a whole, at least one of the following conditions (A) to (C):
(A) the one or more wires include a rolled copper foil, either partly or as a whole,
(B) the one or more wires include, either partly or as a whole, a material having a thermal conductivity of 330 W/(m·K) or more, and
(C) the one or more wires include, either partly or as a whole, a material having an electrical conductivity of 88% IACS or more, and
wherein the one or more heat-generating components and the one or more wires are directly or indirectly connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,194,529

PARTIAL METAL FILL FOR PREVENTING EXTREME-LOW-K DIELECTRIC DELAMINATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A circuit package, comprising:a substrate;
a dielectric layer on a surface of the substrate;
a plurality of metal layers within the dielectric layer; and
an ultra-thick-metal (UTM) conductor on a surface of the dielectric layer; wherein the plurality of metals layers are configured into a plurality of metal pads, and wherein the dielectric layer within a footprint of the UTM conductor is configured with a plurality of vias connecting individual ones of the metal pads between neighboring pairs of the metal layers into a plurality interrupted via stacks that do not extend across more than three of the metal layers.

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. 10,194,287

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. 10,194,264

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COLLECTING SENSOR DATA IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS

Veniam, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A communication network mobile access point (MAP) comprising:a plurality of wireless transceivers operable to provide wireless communication between the MAP and a vehicle communication network, and to provide wireless local area network (WLAN) access point services; and
at least one module comprising a processor and a memory, wherein the at least one module is operable to, at least:
receive an initial list of sensors from which the MAP is to collect sensor data while the MAP travels along an expected travel route; and
while the MAP is traveling along the expected travel route:
utilize a first wireless transceiver of the plurality of wireless transceivers to provide WLAN access point services to a client device;
as the MAP travels within wireless communication range of a first in-range sensor of the initial list of sensors:
utilize the first wireless transceiver to establish a wireless communication link with the first in-range sensor;
collect sensor data from the first in-range sensor; and
utilize a second wireless transceiver of the plurality of wireless transceivers to communicate the sensor data collected from the first in-range sensor to a destination node via the vehicle communication network;
receive information from a second access point of the vehicle communication network; and
in response to the received information:
change the initial list of sensors to an updated list of sensors from which the MAP is to collect sensor data while the MAP travels along the expected route; and
as the MAP travels within wireless communication range of a second in-range sensor of the updated list of sensors:
 utilize the first wireless transceiver to establish a wireless communication link with the second in-range sensor;
 collect sensor data from the second in-range sensor; and
 utilize the second wireless transceiver to communicate the sensor data collected from the second in-range sensor to a destination node via the vehicle communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,194,077

METHOD FOR OPERATING A CAMERA ASSEMBLY, CAMERA ASSEMBLY AND DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM

Connaught Electronics Ltd...

1. A method for operating a camera assembly for a vehicle, in which a first camera and a second camera capture images, wherein respective fields of view of the two cameras overlap at least in a partial region, and in which at least in an image captured by the first camera at least one contamination region including a plurality of pixels is detected within the partial region, the method comprising: altering data values specifying the respective transparency of the pixels in the at least one contamination region with respect to respective reference values of the transparency, which increase in the partial region towards an edge of the respective image upon superimposition of the images; in the image captured by the first camera, in at least one edge region of the contamination region, decreasing the data values specifying the respective transparency of pixels with respect to the respective reference values; and in the image captured by the second camera, in the at least one edge region, increasing the data values with respect to the respective reference values.

US Pat. No. 10,193,947

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTENT DISTRIBUTION IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A method for transmitting data files in a combination network, comprising:performing a caching method including determining popularities for the data files according to a demand distribution of destination devices and sending random packets of the data files to the destination devices based on the determined popularities;
receiving one or more requests from one or more the destination devices for packets of one or more the data files, wherein the requests are for missing packets that were not cached as a result of the caching method;
constructing a conflict graph, such that each packet requested by each destination device is represented by a distinct vertex among a plurality of vertices of the conflict graph, based on which of the plurality of vertices represent a same requested packet and which requested packets are stored in caches belonging to the destination devices;
coloring the plurality of vertices of the conflict graph according to a coloring scheme such that any two linked vertices have different colors;
performing a first encoding operation on the requested packets by combining subsets of the requested packets represented by vertices having a same color to generate first encoded data;
performing a second encoding operation on the first encoded data by combining bits of the first encoded data according to a binary encoding method to generate second encoded data, wherein the binary encoding method includes,
determining a number of blocks based on a number of connections incoming to the destination devices from intermediate nodes, wherein the intermediate nodes connect a source of the data files to the destination devices and the destination devices are connected to different subsets of the intermediate nodes,
grouping the bits of the first encoded data into a the determined number of blocks,
padding one or more of the blocks with at least one bit to generate padded blocks,
determining a number of shifting operations for the padded blocks based on (i) the number of connections incoming to the destination devices from the intermediate nodes and (ii) a total number of the intermediate nodes,
performing the determined number of shifting operations on bits of one or more of the padded blocks to generate shifted blocks,
removing at least one bit from the shifted blocks to generate resultant blocks, and
combining the resultant blocks to generate the second encoded data; and
sending respective subsets of the second encoded data towards the one or more destination devices via respective intermediate nodes, wherein
the first encoding operation reduces a total load on the combination network, and
the second encoding operation distributes the total load evenly over the connections incoming to the destination devices from the intermediate nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,193,918

BEHAVIOR-BASED RANSOMWARE DETECTION USING DECOY FILES

Malwarebytes Inc., Santa...

1. A method for detecting and remediating ransomware, the method comprising:monitoring a plurality of processes executing on a client device;
identifying, from the plurality of processes, an untrusted process that is absent from a whitelist of trusted processes;
monitoring the untrusted process executing on the client device;
detecting a request by the untrusted process to enumerate a directory containing one or more user files;
causing a decoy file to be returned to the untrusted process in response to the request;
monitoring actions of the untrusted process performed on the decoy file;
determining sub-scores associated with each of the monitored actions performed on the decoy file;
generating a cumulative score for the untrusted process based on a combination of the sub-scores associated with the monitored actions;
determining that the cumulative score for the untrusted process exceeds a predefined threshold score;
responsive to determining that the cumulative score exceeds the predefined threshold score, determining that behavior of untrusted process exhibited malicious behavior with respect to the decoy file;
identifying, by a processor, the untrusted process as corresponding to the ransomware based at least in part on determining that the untrusted process exhibited the malicious behavior with respect to the decoy file; and
remediating the untrusted process responsive to identifying the process as corresponding to the ransomware.

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. 10,193,772

USER BEHAVIOR ANALYZER

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. An anomaly detection computing system, the system comprising:an account data store configured to store at least one state machine graph, wherein individual state machine graphs are generated based, at least in part, on recorded sequences of electronic messages received from client computing devices during participation in an interactive video game application, the state machine graph defining a sequence of states and transitions between each state, wherein each state is representative of a type of electronic message;
a server computing system including one or more processors and in electronic communication with a data store, the server computing system configured to execute the interactive video game application and communicatively couple with a plurality of client computing devices, the server computing system comprises computer readable instructions that when executed configure the server computing system to:
receive a plurality of electronic messages from a plurality of client computing devices communicatively coupled to the server during runtime execution of the interactive video game application, wherein each electronic message of the plurality of electronic messages is a defined type of message communicated by a client computing device during participation in the interactive video game application;
group the plurality of electronic messages into one or more sets of electronic messages;
construct a first sequence of electronic messages for a first set of electronic messages of the one or more sets of electronic messages, wherein the first set of electronic messages are received from a first client computing device;
compare the first sequence of electronic messages to a sequence of states of a state machine graph of the one or more state machine graphs, wherein each state machine graph is configured to model a different type of client behavior within the interactive video game application;
generate an anomaly score based at least in part on the differences between characteristics of the first sequence and characteristics of the defined sequence of the state machine graph; and
in response to determination that the anomaly score exceeds an anomaly detection threshold, generate an output designating the constructed sequence as abnormal relative to the defined client behavior.

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. 10,193,341

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. 10,193,309

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE FOR AN ULTRAVIOLET LASER DIODE

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:a package; and
an ultraviolet laser diode device disposed in the package, the device operable at a wavelength of less than 380 nm and greater than 200 nm, the device comprising:
a gallium and nitrogen containing substrate member comprising a surface region, a release material overlying the surface region, an n-type aluminum, gallium, and nitrogen containing material; an active region comprising aluminum, gallium, and nitrogen containing material overlying the n-type aluminum, gallium, and nitrogen containing material, a p-type aluminum, gallium, and nitrogen containing material; and a first transparent conductive oxide material with a band gap energy of greater than 3.2 eV and less than 7.5 eV overlying the p-type aluminum, gallium, and nitrogen containing material, and an interface region overlying the first transparent conductive oxide material, the gallium and nitrogen containing substrate member being configured by subjecting the release material to an energy source to initiate release of the gallium and nitrogen containing substrate member; and
a handle substrate bonded to the interface region.

US Pat. No. 10,193,299

MODULATION SUPPRESSION IN FIBER LASERS AND ASSOCIATED DEVICES

Datalogic IP Tech S.R.L.,...

1. A system for an actively Q-switched fiber laser cavity, said system comprising:an optical resonator (cavity);
a pump source for emitting a laser beam at a wavelength along an optical path;
an active optical medium disposed in the optical cavity along the optical path;
an electronic circuit configured to:
first low-pass filter a square wave to form a first low-pass filtered signal; and
second low-pass filter the first low-pass filtered signal to create a smooth rise wave in the first low-pass filtered signal to form a second low-pass filtered signal, the second low-pass filtered signal being an input signal to control the modulation of the laser beam; and
a modulation device in electrical communication with said electronic circuit to receive the second low-pass filtered signal as an input signal, and configured to introduce tunable losses into the optical path, the tunable losses inducing a modulation as a function of the second low-pass filtered signal of the cavity Q, the modulation of the cavity Q being performed over (i) a first period of time in which a cavity Q curve increases from a first percentage value to a second percentage value of a maximum Q value and (ii) a second period of time in which the cavity Q curve increases from a third percentage value to a fourth percentage value of the maximum Q value, the cavity Q curve non-linearly and smoothly transitioning between (i) the first and second percentage values and (ii) the third and fourth percentage values.

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. 10,192,952

MULTI-LAYER ELECTRONIC DEVICE

AVX Corporation, Fountai...

1. A multi-layer electronic device comprising:a ceramic layer having first and second longitudinal edges that extend in a lateral direction and having first and second lateral edges that extend in a longitudinal direction;
a first electrode layer disposed vertically over the ceramic layer, wherein the first electrode layer comprises a first electrode comprising a first tab portion extending to the first lateral edge of the ceramic layer, the first electrode defining a first cut-out region that is contained within a perimeter of the first electrode such that the first cut-out region is not open to any edge of the first electrode layer;
a second electrode layer disposed vertically beneath the ceramic layer and comprising a second electrode, wherein the second electrode comprises a second tab portion extending to the first lateral edge of the ceramic layer, the second electrode further defining a second cut-out region;
wherein the first tab portion of the first electrode is offset from the second tab portion of the second electrode in the longitudinal direction so that a first gap region is formed within which the first tab portion does not overlap the second tab portion, wherein the first cut-out region at least partially overlaps the second cut-out region, and further wherein the first cut-out region is elongated in the longitudinal direction with respect to the lateral direction.

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. 10,192,582

AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF TIME-LAPSE VIDEOS

ADOBE INC., San Jose, WA...

1. One or more computer storage media storing computer-useable instructions that, when used by one or more computing devices, cause the one or more computing devices to perform operations to facilitate generation of time-lapse videos, the method comprising:analyzing frames of a photographic input to detect activity occurring across frame pairs, the photographic input being input for which a time-lapse video is to be generated, wherein a length of the time-lapse video is shorter than a length of the photographic input;
identifying a threshold of activity change based on a function associated with the length of the time-lapse video and a global extent of activity across the frames of the photographic input, wherein the threshold of activity change is inversely correlated to the length of the time-lapse video;
utilizing the threshold of activity change and activity detected across frame pairs to automatically select a plurality of the frames to use in generating the time-lapse video; and
generating the time-lapse video based on the plurality of frames.

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. 10,192,402

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. 10,192,293

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. 10,192,184

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. 10,191,691

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. 10,191,278

OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS

VISION ENGINEERING LIMITE...

1. An optical instrument for producing an optical image to be viewed by an observer, the optical instrument comprising:an optical system for producing an optical image of an object which is viewable by an observer at an exit pupil on a viewing plane; and
a diffractive element located at an image plane of the optical system for producing an array of exit pupils, which are perceivable as a single, enlarged exit pupil by the observer;
wherein the diffractive element comprises a surface which has an array of diffractive units, each of which generates one of the exit pupils of the array of exit pupils, the diffractive units each comprising replications of a pattern of a plurality of separated areas which are effective to produce diffractive interference of light and generate a plurality of exit pupils which are displaced relative to one another in the form of an array of exit pupils, such as to be viewable as a single, continuous enlarged exit pupil, and the areas comprise irregular features of different sizes, both in horizontal and vertical section, which have curved surfaces at lateral faces thereof;
wherein the diffractive units are disposed progressively radially outwardly from the optical axis of the diffractive element and configured progressively to provide for an increasing angular offset of the optical path thereat, such that, independent of location on the aperture of the diffractive element and without any relay lens arrangement between the diffractive element and the viewing plane, light from the received image is relayed to a common region on the viewing plane across the aperture of the diffractive element.

US Pat. No. 10,191,168

AVA COMPLIANT PRE-STACK FREQUENCY SPECTRUM ENHANCEMENT OF SEISMIC DATA

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A method for generating spectrally enhanced seismic data, the method comprising:obtaining seismic data for a subsurface;
modelling the seismic data as linear function of a reflectivity and a seismic source wavelet, the seismic source wavelet varying over a sampling interval;
determining an enhanced seismic source wavelet comprising a single-valued spike that preserves wavelet energy; and
convoluting the reflectivity with the enhanced seismic source wavelet to generate spectrally enhanced seismic data,
wherein the modelling the seismic data is constrained by an amplitude variation with reflection angle.

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. 10,190,725

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. 10,190,374

VERTICAL PIPE HANDLING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Nabors Drilling Technolog...

1. A system comprising:a cage having a pipe rack configured to store a tubular in a vertical orientation, such that a longitudinal axis of the tubular is substantially perpendicular to a horizontal plane; and
the cage having first and second robotic pipe handlers, with the first robotic pipe handler configured to transition the tubular from a horizontal orientation, in which the longitudinal axis of the tubular is substantially parallel to the horizontal plane, to the vertical orientation, wherein the first robotic pipe handler is adapted to move the tubular between the horizontal and vertical orientations by rotating about a first handler axis;
wherein the first robotic pipe handler is configured to position the tubular within the cage such that the tubular is receivable by the second robotic pipe handler after the first robotic pipe handler transitions the tubular from the horizontal orientation to the vertical orientation, and wherein the second robotic pipe handler receives the tubular into the cage through a first passage of the cage with the tubular in the vertical orientation.

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. 10,190,006

INKS FOR INKJET PRINTERS

LAMBERTI SPA, Alizzabete...

1. A method for decorating green or fired ceramic bodies by inkjet printing comprising the steps of:i. preparing one or more ceramic inkjet inks by milling a ceramic inorganic pigment having average particle size of between 1.0 and 10 ?m in an organic medium in the presence of a dispersing agent which is the reaction product between a polyethyleneimine and a 12-hydroxystearic acid and ?-caprolactone co-polyester, wherein the co-polyester comprises from 10 to 90% (w/w) of residues derived from 12-hydroxystearic acid, from 10 to 90% (w/w) of residues derived from ?-caprolactone and the total sum to 100% is constituted by no more than 30% (w/w) of residues coming from monocarboxylic acids used as starters of the copolyester and/or from other hydroxycarboxylic acids or C6-C18 lactones until the average particle size of the pigment is between 0.1 and 0.8 ?m;
ii. spreading a glaze on the surface of the green or fired ceramic body;
iii. inkjet printing a decoration onto the glaze employing the one or more ceramic inkjet inks to produce a decorated ceramic body; and
iv. firing the decorated ceramic body at a temperature between 900 and 1250° C. for 15-240 minutes.

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. 10,189,043

MASKING DEVICE

Engineered Products and S...

1. A masking device for covering a masking area comprising:a first member;
a second member;
a third member;
a base defining a top surface and a bottom surface, the bottom surface defines a continuous masking surface, the base being substantially circularly shaped;
an adhesive applied to the bottom surface of the base; and
a pull tab extending away from the top surface of the base,
wherein the first member, the second member, and the third member are separate, individual components,
wherein the bottom surface of the base is formed solely by the third member, where the bottom surface defines the continuous masking surface that is completely flat, such that the adhesive does not traverse any irregularities on the bottom surface, and
wherein the bottom surface is configured for removable attachment to the masking area.

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. 10,188,689

METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR TREATING BREAST CANCER

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A method of treating breast cancer, the method comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a plant extract from leaves of Dodonaea viscosa or a composition containing the extract.
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. 10,188,116

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. 10,194,557

THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A thermal management system comprising:a device cage having a cage surface including at least one aperture; and
an air guide, characterized by a guide surface, having at least a portion spaced apart from the device cage, wherein the guide surface and the cage surface together form an air guide passage comprising:
an air intake portion having a first airflow area characterized by a first volumetric region between a first section of the inner surface of the air guide and the cage surface, wherein a distance between the first section of the inner surface of the air guide and the cage surface within the first airflow area is arranged to produce a first air pressure,
an airflow constriction portion, following the air intake portion, having a second airflow area characterized by a second volumetric region between a second section of the inner surface of the air guide and the cage surface, wherein a distance between the second section of the inner surface of the air guide and the cage surface within the second airflow area is arranged to produce a second air pressure, wherein a size of the first airflow area is greater than the second airflow area, and wherein the at least one aperture is located within the second airflow area, and
an outlet portion following the airflow constriction portion having a third airflow area characterized by a third volumetric region between a third section of the inner surface of the air guide and the cage surface, wherein a distance between the third section of the inner surface of the air guide and the cage surface within the third airflow area is arranged to produce a third air pressure, wherein a size of the third airflow area is greater than the second airflow area,
wherein the second air pressure associated with the second airflow area is less than the first air pressure associated with the first airflow area and the third air pressure associated with the third airflow area, and wherein the distance between the second section of the inner surface of the air guide and the cage surface within the second airflow area is set in order to produce the second air pressure that is sufficient to draw air from within the device cage through the at least one aperture to be expelled through the outlet portion of the air guide passage,
wherein at least the first, the second, and the third sections of the inner surface are integrally formed together as the guide surface of the air guide.

US Pat. No. 10,194,535

CAPACITOR ASSEMBLY ADAPTED FOR CIRCUIT BOARD

Cornell Dubilier Marketin...

1. A method of replacing two or more capacitors on a circuit board, comprising the steps of:(a) providing a replacement capacitor having first and second leads;
(b) providing a plate having (i) an inner face and an outer face; (ii) a first terminal positioned on the plate and electrically connectable to the first lead of the replacement capacitor; (iii) a first connector having at least two leads extending outward from the inner face of the plate, for electrically connecting the first connector to the circuit board in two locations; (iv) a first pathway electrically connecting the first terminal to the first connector; (v) a second terminal positioned on the plate and electrically connectable to the second lead of the replacement capacitor; (vii) a second connector having at least two leads extending outward from the inner face of the plate, for electrically connecting the second connector to the circuit board in two locations; and (viii) a second pathway electrically connecting the second terminal to the second connector;
(c) affixing the capacitor to the outer face of the plate and electrically connecting the first lead of the replacement capacitor to the first terminal of the plate and electrically connecting the second lead of the replacement capacitor to the second terminal of the plate; and
(d) electrically connecting the leads of the first connector and the leads of the second connector to the circuit board, in the location previously occupied by the two or more capacitors being replaced.

US Pat. No. 10,194,473

ACCESS POINT DEVICE FOR WORK MACHINE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR WORK MACHINE, WORK MACHINE, AND DATA TRANSMITTING METHOD FOR WORK MACHINE

KUBOTA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. An access point device for a work machine, the access point device being configured to transmit a communication identifier that is configured to be obtained by a mobile terminal in establishing connection via wireless communication between an in-vehicle network disposed on the work machine and the mobile terminal on an outside network other than the in-vehicle network, comprising:a memory to store data of the work machine;
a controller to newly generate another communication identifier when the data stored in the memory is updated, the other communication identifier being generated by adding, to the communication identifier, information representing request to obtain the updated data; and
a communicator to transmit the other communication identifier generated by the controller to the mobile terminal and to transmit the updated data to the mobile terminal when the mobile terminal is connected to the access point device via the wireless communication after the mobile terminal receives the other communication identifier transmitted by the communicator.

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. 10,194,395

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. 10,194,392

TERMINAL DEVICE, WIRELESS DEVICE WIRELESSLY COMMUNICATING WITH THE SAME, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM INCLUDING THE TERMINAL DEVICE AND WIRELESS DEVICE

ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIO...

1. A terminal device that communicates with one or more wireless base stations by establishing a wireless link between the terminal device and the one or more wireless base stations, the terminal device comprising:instructing circuitry generating an instruction signal that instructs initiation of control when the terminal device has not established any wireless link between the terminal device and any one of the one or more wireless base stations; and
transmitting circuitry that, when having received the instruction signal, uses a probe request which is a management frame in active scanning in a wireless LAN to generate a plurality of control probe requests representing an identifier and having one or more frame lengths, and transmits the generated plurality of control probe requests on one or more channels in the active scanning; wherein
the identifier identifies a wireless base station of the one or more wireless base stations that the terminal device is to be connected with,
the transmitting circuitry determines, based on the identifier, each frame length of the plurality of control probe requests, and then sequentially transmits the plurality of control probe requests each having a successively longer frame length,
the plurality of control probe requests includes requests D1 to DK, where K is a natural number not less than 2, where each of the requests D1 to DK is one of N types of control probe requests, where N is a natural number not less than 2, and
an i-th control probe request, where i is a natural number satisfying 1?i?N, has a frame length different from each of frame lengths of the control probe requests other than the i-th control probe request.

US Pat. No. 10,194,390

ENERGY EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION FOR DATA ASSET TRANSFERS

WHP Workflow Solutions, I...

1. A portable recording device, comprising:a low-energy transceiver;
a high-energy transceiver;
one or more processors; and
memory having instructions stored therein, the instructions, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform acts comprising:
broadcasting a device identifier of the portable recording device via the low-energy transceiver;
sending, via the low-energy transceiver, authentication data to a computing device that returned an acknowledgment of the device identifier, the authentication data including a unit identifier of the portable recording device and an officer identifier of a law enforcement officer that checked out the portable recording device for use;
receiving, via the low-energy transceiver, high-energy connection information that is sent by a computing device, the high-energy connection information being sent following a verification by the computing device of the unit identifier of the portable recording device and the office identifier of the law enforcement officer;
connecting, via the high-energy transceiver, to the computing device via a high-energy communication connection that is formed using the high-energy connection information; and
sending one or more data files to the computing device via the high-energy communication connection, the one or more data files including a data asset that is captured by the portable recording device or metadata for the data asset.

US Pat. No. 10,194,387

COORDINATOR AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, WIRELESS SENSING NETWORK COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. A wireless sensing network communication method operable to be executed in a communication system, comprising:determining whether a coordinator is detected;
controlling multiple sensors to transmit access requests to the coordinator to keep the multiple sensors providing data as normal, in response to the coordinator being detected; and
controlling a first sensor to switch to be an alternative coordinator to receive the access requests transmitted by one or more second sensors to keep the second sensors providing data as normal, in response to the coordinator being not detected;
wherein when the first sensor is switched to be the alternative coordinator, the second sensors accesses the alternative coordinator, and the second sensors stop searching for the coordinator;
wherein the multiple sensors comprise the first sensor and the one or more second sensors.

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. 10,194,223

LOUDSPEAKER MODULE

GOERTEK INC., Weifang (C...

1. A loudspeaker module, comprising a housing and a loudspeaker unit accommodated in the housing, wherein a sound hole is provided on the housing, and wherein the housing is provided with a protective net at a position corresponding to the sound hole, and the protective net has a non-planar structure, the protective net has an arc shape or a wavy shape, the protective net is provided on an inner side of the housing close to the loudspeaker unit, the protective net is adhesively fixed to the housing, and the housing is provided with a bonding surface at a bonding position corresponding to the protective net, a portion of the protective net contacting with the housing has a shape corresponding to a shape of the bonding surface, and a colloid is provided between the protective net and the bonding surface.

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. 10,193,284

DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING A MULTI-PHASE ELECTRIC CONNECTION AND AN ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING CORRESPONDING DEVICES

SMA Solar Technology AG, ...

1. An apparatus for establishing a multi-phase electrical connection, comprising:at least one connecting element per phase,
wherein each connecting element comprises two busbars and a number (N) of substantially identical, flexible conductors arranged in parallel with one another in a plane, said conductors electrically conductively connecting the two busbars,
wherein a spacing (a) of geometric center points of cross sections of adjacent conductors from one another is at least twice as large as an equivalent diameter (d, dequiv) of one of the conductors,
wherein each busbar respectively comprises a connection region for electrical and mechanical connection of the connecting element to an electrical device and wherein the connecting elements are arranged in parallel with one another and the geometric center points of the cross sections of adjacent conductors of adjacent connecting elements, which are assigned to different phases, have a spacing (b) from one another that is in each case at most half the product of the number (N) of electrical conductors minus 1 multiplied by the spacing (a) of the conductors of a phase from one another.

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. 10,193,129

PARALLEL BATTERY MODULE

CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECH...

1. A parallel battery module, comprising:a plurality of battery cells in parallel connection, each battery cell comprising:
a conducting top cover plate;
a first terminal that is assembled to be insulated from the conducting top cover plate;
a conducting connector that is electrically connected to the first terminal and insulated from the conducting top cover plate;
a second terminal that has an opposite polarity to the first terminal and is assembled to be electrically connected to the conducting top cover plate;
a bare cell that is electrically connected to the first terminal and the second terminal;
a fuse that is connected between the first terminal and the bare cell or connected between the second terminal and the bare cell; and
a conducting deformable piece that is electrically connected to the conducting top cover plate and is disposed below the conducting connector, wherein the conducting deformable piece deforms and becomes electrically connected to the conducting connector such that the first terminal and the second terminal are electrically connected to form an external short circuit when an internal gas pressure of a battery cell reaches a certain level;
a first current collection connector disposed on top of said plurality of battery cells and is electrically connected to the first terminals of said plurality of battery cells, wherein the first current collection connector comprises:
a plurality of first connection parts, a total number of the plurality of first connection parts being the same as a total number of the plurality of battery cells, each first connection part being electrically connected to the first terminal of a corresponding battery cell;
a first current collection part; and
one or more first fusing parts connected between the first current collection part and a corresponding first connection part for each of the plurality of first connection parts; and
a second current collection connector disposed on the top of said plurality of battery cells and is electrically connected to the second terminals of said plurality of battery cells,
wherein, when the conducting deformable piece of the battery cell deforms and is electrically connected to the conducting connector, an electrical connection between said battery cell and other battery cells of the plurality of battery cells is broken by blowing the one or more first fusing parts corresponding to said battery cell of the first current collection connector to electrically isolate said battery cell from the other battery cells.

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. 10,192,438

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, GUIDE METHOD, AND GUIDE SYSTEM

ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a memory; and
a controller configured to execute instructions stored in the memory and configured to:
set, for each lane, a lane travel limit zone in which a lane change to a route is restricted;
calculate a position of a vehicle of interest;
detect a traveling lane on which the vehicle is traveling;
provide a guide concerning the traveling lane according to the traveling lane and the position of the vehicle and calculate the position before the vehicle enters the lane travel limit zone; and
determine whether the vehicle is going to make a lane change;
wherein when the controller determines that the vehicle is going to make a lane change from an intermediate point in a lane travel limit zone on the traveling lane to a lane travel limit zone on another lane, the controller is configured to provide a guide that prompts the vehicle to maintain the traveling lane.

US Pat. No. 10,192,355

PROVIDING A TUTORIAL FOR DRAWING A SCAFFOLD TO GUIDE A DRAWING OF A THREE DIMENSIONAL OBJECT

ADOBE INC., San Jose, CA...

1. A method, performed by a computing device, for providing a tutorial for drawing a scaffold to guide a drawing of a three dimensional object, the method comprising:receiving an object and a viewpoint, wherein the object is a three dimensional object;
in response to receiving the object and the viewpoint, determining primitives for the object, the primitives comprising original primitives and modified primitives, the original primitives representing general shapes of parts of the object and the modified primitives representing the general shapes of the parts of the object with modifications;
determining accuracy values of the primitives, the accuracy values quantifying how accurately the primitives represent the general shapes of the parts of the object;
determining inter-primitive anchoring options for drawing the primitives based on guidelines drawn relative to previously-drawn primitives;
determining difficulty values of the inter-primitive anchoring options based on amounts of the guidelines required by the inter-primitive anchoring options;
selecting a set of primitives and inter-primitive anchoring options for a tutorial, wherein selecting the set is based on the accuracy values of the primitives and the difficulty values of the inter-primitive anchoring options; and
outputting the set of primitives in an ordered sequence of steps for drawing a scaffold by guiding a user to draw the set of primitives in the ordered sequence of steps based on the inter-primitive anchoring options of the set.

US Pat. No. 10,192,319

SURVEILLANCE METHOD AND COMPUTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. A computing device comprising:at least one processor;
a non-transitory storage system coupled to the at least one processor and configured to store one or more programs to be executed by the at least one processor, the one or more programs including instructions for:
retrieving a plurality of difference blocks from a plurality of first blocks of a first image by comparing the first image with a second image;
assigning identifiers to the difference blocks, wherein adjacent difference blocks are assigned with an identical identifier;
defining a scanning window and moving the scanning window on a preset route over the first image, reassigning a new identical identifier to difference blocks within a current image subarea which is falling into the scanning window, wherein the new identical identifier is selected from current identifiers of the difference blocks within the current image subarea according a preset rule;
selecting a target identifier associating with a target object from the new identifiers and determining whether the amount of difference blocks associating with the target identifier exceeds a first preset value; and
outputting a motion event of the target object upon the condition that the amount of difference blocks associating with the target identifier exceeds the first preset value.

US Pat. No. 10,192,221

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMAGE CAPTURE VECTOR FORMAT LASERING ENGINE

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A computer-implemented method for sourcing visible information using a scalable vector format, comprising:receiving, from a user device via a communication network, a request to associate a first signature with a transaction card, the transaction card having a data storage component;
capturing an image of the first signature, by a camera of the user device;
mapping the image of the first signature to a bounding box, a characteristic of the bounding box being based on a physical characteristic of the transaction card;
converting data representing the mapped image of the first signature into vector format data;
providing, via the communication network, the converted image data of the first signature to a laser machine;
storing the vector format data in the data storage component of the transaction card;
receiving, from a merchant terminal:
data representing a second image of a second signature associated with a transaction, and
the stored vector format data;
converting the data representing a second image of a second signature associated with a transaction into vector format data; and
verifying the transaction by calculating a similarity score between:
the vector format data representing the converted image of the second signature, and
the vector format data representing the converted image of the first signature.

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. 10,192,112

PLOT GAP IDENTIFICATION

Blue River Technology Inc...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a camera mounted to a vehicle navigating through the field, one or more images representing field data, the field including a plurality of seed lines and one or more plots within the plurality of seed lines;
determining a plant presence value for each instance of field data, each instance of field data corresponding to a portion of the field and each plant presence value corresponds to a portion of the field and numerically representing a measure of plant matter density associated with each portion of the field;
identifying plant presence values below a threshold density as candidate gaps;
comparing plant presence values associated the candidate gaps to plant presence values associated with portions of the field adjacent to the candidate gaps to eliminate candidate gaps associated with plant presence values within a threshold difference of the adjacent plant presence values;
identifying remaining candidate gaps as the one or more gaps between plots of the plurality of plots within the field; and
segmenting the plant presence values into the one or more plots based on the one or more gaps.

US Pat. No. 10,191,824

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING A CLUSTER OF CACHE SERVERS

MZ IP Holdings, LLC, Pal...

1. A cache data management system, comprising:a plurality of webserver computers to handle cache data requests;
a computer cluster comprising a plurality of master cache data server computers without a corresponding plurality of slave cache data server computers to store reserve cache data; and
a plurality of proxy computers in communication with the plurality of webserver computers and the computer cluster,
wherein the plurality of proxy computers routes the cache data requests from the plurality of webserver computers to the computer cluster, and
wherein each proxy computer comprises:
a sentinel module to monitor a health of the computer cluster,
wherein the sentinel module detects failures of master cache data server computers; and
a trask monitor agent to manage the computer cluster,
wherein, in response to the sentinel module detecting a failed master cache data server computer, the trask monitor agent replaces the failed master cache data server computer with an initially empty reserve master cache data server computer, and
wherein the initially empty reserve master cache data server computer is populated with the reserve cache data from a master database.

US Pat. No. 10,191,611

GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE DEFINED CURSOR DISPLACEMENT TOOL

GitSuite LLC, Berry Hill...

1. A graphical user interface (“GUI”) defined cursor displacement tool for use on a touch-sensitive display or screen of a computing system, the GUI defined cursor displacement tool comprising:a first portion defining a cursor control handle;
a second portion defining a cursor tip;
an offset visibly separating the cursor control handle and the cursor tip;
a docking location on the touch-sensitive screen at which a user can grab, move, return, park and retrieve the cursor control handle and the fixedly remote cursor tip;
a first selectable setting wherein the cursor control handle can be caused to automatically return to the docking location upon release of the cursor control handle; and
a second selectable setting wherein the cursor control handle can be caused to remain in a contemporaneous location on the touch-sensitive screen upon release of the cursor control handle;
wherein the control handle is operable to synchronously move about the touch-sensitive screen with the cursor tip, at the offset from the cursor tip, to interact with screen graphics displayed on the touch-sensitive screen.

US Pat. No. 10,191,601

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH TOUCH CONTROL CIRCUIT POWERED BY DEDICATED POWER SOURCE

SUPERC-TOUCH CORPORATION,...

1. An electronic device with touch control circuit powered by dedicated power source, comprising:a functional circuit powered by a first power source;
a plurality of touch sensing electrodes for sensing a touch from an external object; and
a touch sensing control circuit powered by a second power source which is different from the first power source, and connected to the plurality of touch sensing electrodes for driving the plurality of touch sensing electrodes to sense the touch of the external object,
wherein there is no common current loop between the first power source and the second power source during an operation of touch sensing; and
a switch device connected between a grounding terminal of the first power source and a grounding terminal of the second rower source for controlling the grounding terminal of the first power source and the grounding terminal of the second power source to be disconnected or connected.

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. 10,191,506

DEMAND RESPONSE DISPATCH PREDICTION SYSTEM INCLUDING AUTOMATED VALIDATION, ESTIMATION, AND EDITING RULES CONFIGURATION ENGINE

ENEL X NORTH AMERICA, INC...

1. A demand response dispatch prediction system that performs validation, estimation, and editing (VEE) on a plurality of interval based energy consumption streams, the system comprising:a post VEE readings data stores, configured to provide a plurality of tagged energy consumption data sets that are each associated with a corresponding one of the plurality of interval based energy consumption streams, each of said plurality of tagged energy consumption data sets comprising:
first groups of contiguous interval values tagged as having been validated; and
second groups of contiguous interval values tagged as having been edited;a rules processor, configured to read said post VEE readings data stores upon initiation of an event and, for said each of said plurality of tagged energy consumption data sets, configured to create a plurality of anomalies having a plurality of different durations using only said first groups of contiguous interval values, said first groups of contiguous interval values corresponding to correct data, and configured to generate a plurality of estimates for said plurality of anomalies by employing a plurality of estimation techniques for each of said plurality of different durations and, for said each of said plurality of different durations, configured to select a corresponding one of said plurality of estimation techniques for subsequent employment when performing VEE of subsequent energy consumption data associated with said each of said plurality of different durations for said corresponding one of said one or more interval based energy consumption streams; one or more central processing units, coupled to said post VEE readings data stores and to weather stores, configured to execute one or more application programs to perform functions of a dispatch prediction element, wherein said dispatch prediction element is configured to receive post VEE readings and forecasted outside temperatures corresponding to the plurality of interval based energy consumption streams, and configured to estimate future cumulative energy consumption of facilities corresponding to the plurality of interval based energy consumption streams, and configured to predict a dispatch order reception time for a demand response program event when said cumulative energy consumption exceeds a specified threshold; anda dispatch controller, coupled to said dispatch prediction element, configured to prepare actions required to control each of said facilities, wherein said dispatch controller optimally sheds energy specified in a dispatch order, upon reception of said dispatch order at said dispatch order reception time.

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. 10,191,381

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATING DEVICE

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generating device comprising:a chamber in which extreme ultraviolet light is generated from a target supplied to a generation region;
a focusing mirror configured to reflect the extreme ultraviolet light, generated in the generation region, by a reflection surface, and focus the extreme ultraviolet light at a predetermined focal point, the predetermined focal point being located farther from the reflection surface than the generation region;
a light source unit connected with the chamber, the light source unit being configured to output illumination light toward the target to be supplied to the generation region; and
a light receiving unit connected with the chamber, the light receiving unit being configured to receive reflected light from the target, of the illumination light output toward the target, and capture an image of the target,
the reflection surface of the focusing mirror having a spheroidal face that defines a first focus at the generation region and a second focus at the predetermined focal point, and the light source unit and the light receiving unit being disposed such that at least one of an optical path of the illumination light and an optical path of the reflected light is included in an internal space of the chamber located between a first limit surface and a second limit surface; assuming that a surface formed when an extended line, on the first focus side, of a line segment linking an outer peripheral edge of the reflection surface and the first focus is rotated about an axis passing through the first focus and the second focus, is the first limit surface, and assuming that a surface formed when the line segment linking the outer peripheral edge of the reflection surface and the first focus, and an extended line, on the outer peripheral side, of the line segment, are rotated about the axis passing through the first focus and the second focus, is the second limit surface.

US Pat. No. 10,191,347

CHOLESTERIC LIQUID CRYSTAL CELL WITH INCREASED REFLECTIVITY

NEXTER SYSTEMS, Roanne (...

1. A reflecting cell comprising at least two substrates each covered by an electrode and facing each other, a volume being delimited between the substrates, the volume separating the substrates and is the volume being filled with a cholesteric liquid crystal-type material, both electrodes being connected to a voltage source, wherein the cell comprises at least one half-wave plate arranged between both substrates and dividing the volume into two compartments, each enclosing a portion of the cholesteric liquid crystal-type material, and the reflecting cell has a 100% reflection coefficient during a planar state of the reflecting cell,wherein each face of the half-wave plate is covered by a deposit of an optically transparent and conducting material, each of the deposits being connected to the voltage source, such that an electrical field can be set between each substrate and the half-wave plate.

US Pat. No. 10,191,302

CONTACT LENS COMPRISING LENTICULAR-LIKE CURVE

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A contact lens comprising a superior lenticular aspect located in a central, upper portion of the lens, wherein the superior lenticular aspect of the lens is shaped to interact with an upper tarsal plate of an upper eyelid of a wearer such that the contact lens translates upward in a downgaze of the wearer to place a viewing zone of the contact lens over a pupil or cornea of the wearer and the superior lenticular aspect provides rotational stabilization to the contact lens.

US Pat. No. 10,191,294

THREE DIMENSIONAL VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY DISPLAY SYSTEM

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A three-dimensional image visualization system, comprising:an integrated module comprising:
a selectively transparent projection device configured to receive input image light and project an image associated with the input image light toward an eye of a viewer from a projection device position in space relative to the eye of the viewer, the projection device being capable of assuming a substantially transparent state when no image is projected; and
a diffraction element configured to divide the input image light into a plurality of modes, each of the plurality of modes directed at a different angle,
wherein the selectively transparent projection device is configured to allow a first mode of the plurality of modes to exit the selectively transparent projection device toward the eye, the first mode having a simulated focal distance based in part on a selectable geometry of the diffraction element, and
wherein the selectively transparent projection device is configured to trap at least a second mode of the plurality of modes within the selectively transparent projection device; and
an occlusion mask device coupled to the projection device and configured to selectively block light traveling toward the eye from one or more positions opposite of the occlusion mask from the eye of the viewer in an occluding pattern correlated with the image projected by the projection device.

US Pat. No. 10,191,268

METHOD FOR ANALYZING A SAMPLE WITH A NON-LINEAR MICROSCOPY TECHNIQUE AND NON-LINEAR MICROSCOPE ASSOCIATED

INSERM (Institute Nationa...

1. Method for analyzing a sample with a non-linear microscopy technique, in particular two-photon fluorescence microscopy, the method comprising at least the following steps:a) emitting at least one input laser pulse having a duration below or equal to 10 picoseconds,
b) deflecting the input laser pulse in a first direction by a first acousto-optical deflector to obtain a first deflected laser pulse, and
c) deflecting the first deflected laser pulse in a second direction by a second acousto-optical deflector to obtain a second deflected laser pulse, the first direction and the second direction defining at least an angle comprised between 85° and 95°,
d) sending the second deflected laser pulse on an optic system, to obtain a desired pattern of light within the sample,characterized in that:each acousto-optic deflector comprises an acousto-optical crystal and a transducer adapted to command the crystal by applying an acoustic wave, the instant when step a) is carried out and the instants at which the time-varying acoustic wave commands are started in the acousto-optic deflectors being synchronized such that each acousto-optic deflector only interacts with a laser pulse when the acoustic wave is established in the crystal,
at step b), the first acousto-optical deflector further shapes spatially the first deflected pulse in phase and in amplitude according to a first function,
at step c), the second acousto-optical deflector further shapes spatially the second deflected laser pulse in phase and in amplitude according to a second function, and
both the first function f and the second function g are such that at step d), the desired pattern of light is obtained by holography through the optic system.

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. 10,191,166

COMPLEX PORE GEOMETRY MODELING BY CONTINUOUSLY VARYING INCLUSIONS (CI) METHOD FOR ELASTIC PARAMETER PREDICTION USING INCLUSION MODELS

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A method for predicting elastic parameters of a subsurface, the method comprising:generating models for changes in shear modulus and changes in bulk modulus of the subsurface as a combination of a host medium shear modulus and host medium bulk modulus and a plurality of inclusion shear moduli and inclusion bulk moduli, each inclusion shear modulus and inclusion bulk modulus comprising an unique inclusion geometry; and
using an inclusion-based rock physical model to solve the models for changes in shear modulus and changes in bulk modulus to predict an effective shear modulus of the subsurface and an effective bulk modulus of the subsurface;
wherein the effective shear module and the effective bulk module are used to generate an image of the subsurface, the image being usable for selecting drilling sites, monitoring well production and/or designing fracking operations.

US Pat. No. 10,191,165

USING AN OFFSET VECTOR TILE GATHER TO IMAGE A SUBSURFACE

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A method for using an offset vector tile gather to image a subsurface, the method comprising:recording seismic data carrying structural information about the subsurface;
defining an offset vector tile gather by selecting a plurality of seismic traces from the recorded seismic data, each seismic trace in an offset vector tile comprising reflections from a plurality of subsurface reflectors such that the offset vector tile gather comprises a plurality of reflection points at given depths below a surface of the subsurface, each reflection point in the plurality of reflection points being disposed in a given seismic trace in the plurality of seismic traces where each given seismic trace extends from a seismic source located in one of a plurality of seismic source lines to a seismic receiver located in one of a plurality of seismic receiver lines, the plurality of reflection points defining an offset vector tile comprising a source line span parallel to the plurality of seismic source lines and a receiver line span parallel to the plurality of seismic receiver lines, the source line span being equal to or greater than a distance between adjacent seismic receiver lines in the plurality of seismic receiver lines and the receiver line span being less than a distance between adjacent seismic source lines in the plurality of seismic source lines; and
using the offset vector tile gather to produce a three dimensional image of the subsurface that has suppressed artifacts associated with footprint of seismic cables or nodes.

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. 10,191,146

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. 10,190,881

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. 10,190,786

HUMIDIFYING AIR CLEANER

COWAY CO., LTD., Chungch...

1. A humidifying air cleaner comprising:a housing having an internal space and having a barrier member dividing the internal space; and a filter disposed at the front of the barrier member;
a humidifying unit provided in the housing to be disposed on a lower portion of the barrier member; and
a blower disposed on a rear surface of the barrier member and configured by a two-way suction fan,
wherein the barrier member comprises a first air inlet allowing the air to flow in the humidifying unit, the humidifying unit disposed in the rear of the first air inlet, and a second air inlet disposed on an upper portion of the first air inlet,
the barrier member comprises a rib increasing the amount of air flowing to the first air inlet,
the rib comprises a circular portion disposed adjacent to the second air inlet, and an extending portion extending from the circular portion, and
an inner space formed by the barrier member and the filter unit includes a lower portion through which the air is introduced into the first air inlet by the circular portion of the rib and the extending portion of the rib, and an upper portion through which the air is introduced into the second air inlet wherein the rib is disposed between the first air inlet and the second air inlet, and separates the first air inlet and the second air inlet from each other; wherein the first air inlet has a funnel shape, the funnel shape having a passage of a cross section narrowing toward the inside of the first air inlet; and wherein the first air inlet comprises a flange to stop a humidifying filter of the humidifying unit.

US Pat. No. 10,190,751

MULTI-MODE ILLUMINATION DEVICE

MARTIN PROFESSIONAL APS, ...

1. An illumination device comprising:a number of light sources generating light, wherein said light sources are arranged into a first group of light sources and into a second group of light sources, wherein said second group of light sources is configured to generate light of at least two different colors and comprises multi-die light emitting diodes (LEDs);
a number of light collectors adapted to collect said generated light and to convert said collected light into a number of light beams, said light beams propagating along an optical axis; and
a number of optical mixers arranged between said second group of light sources and said light collectors, said optical mixers are adapted to collect light from said second group of light sources and to convert said collected light from said second group of light sources into a number of intermediate homogeneous light beams propagating towards said light collectors,
wherein said number of light sources and said light collectors are movable in relation to each other between a first position and a second position, and said first group of light sources and said second group of light sources are individually controllable,
wherein said light collectors can be fixed in said first position to collect at least a part of said light generated by said first group of light sources and convert said collected light from said first group of light sources into a number of first light beams, and can be fixed in said second position to collect at least a part of said intermediate homogeneous light beams and convert said intermediate homogeneous light beams into a number of second light beams,
wherein an aperture is positioned along said optical axis, wherein said number of light collectors concentrate said first light beams and said second light beams at said aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,190,724

SUPPORTING FRAME

SYNCMOLD ENTERPRISE CORP....

1. A supporting frame for supporting a display device, the supporting frame comprising:a base;
a shaft having a shaft head and a shaft body being formed with the shaft head, wherein the shaft body is disposed on the base;
a cantilever arm having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, the cantilever arm being pivoted on the shaft head and being able to rotate between a lowest position and a highest position;
at least one cam being formed on the first end of the cantilever arm;
an elastic module having an elastic body, the elastic body being sleeved on the shaft for providing an elastic force to the cam; and
a mounting unit holding the display device and being pivoted with the second end of the cantilever arm;
wherein when the cantilever arm rotates with respect to the shaft head to cause the cam rotating simultaneously so as to deform the elastic module into various levels, the display device is able to stop at any height between the highest position and the lowest position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,586

SCROLL COMPRESSOR AND AIR CONDITIONER

Hitachi-Johnson Controls ...

1. A scroll compressor comprising:a fixed scroll having a lap with a spiral shape erected on a bed plate;
an orbiting scroll having a lap with a spiral shape erected on a panel and forming a compression room meshed with the fixed scroll; and
an orbiting bearing disposed penetrating the panel and a central part of the lap of the orbiting scroll, wherein:
the orbiting scroll is formed in such a manner so as to shift a lap center from a panel center out of alignment, when the panel center and the lap center are in the same state, to thereby bring a distance between a winding end position of the lap of the orbiting scroll and an outer circumference of the panel to a maximum, within a region along a winding direction located between 45° to 135° in a counterclockwise direction from the lap winding end position of the orbiting scroll with respect to the panel center.