US Pat. No. 10,192,401

BINDING MOBILE TRANSFERS OF MOBILE PAYMENTS IN A GAMING SYSTEM

IGT, Las Vegas, NV (US)

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

US Pat. No. 10,192,400

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

IGT, Las Vegas, NV (US)

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

US Pat. No. 10,192,362

GENERATING VIRTUAL REALITY AND AUGMENTED REALITY CONTENT FOR A LIVE EVENT

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,192,302

COMBINED PATCH AND DESIGN-BASED DEFECT DETECTION

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. A system comprising:a review tool, wherein the review tool includes:
a stage configured to hold a wafer; and
an image generation system configured to generate a test image of the wafer; and
a controller in electronic communication with the review tool, wherein the controller is configured to:
compare the test image and a first reference image;
determine that a defect is present in the test image based on comparing the test image and the first reference image;
compare the first reference image to a rendered design image to generate a first value that pertains to a potential defect;
compare the test image to the rendered design image to generate a second value that pertains to the potential defect; and
determine a result corresponding to whether the second value is greater than the first value.

US Pat. No. 10,192,300

BOARD PRODUCTION WORK METHOD, BOARD IMAGING CONDITIONS DETERMINATION METHOD, AND BOARD PRODUCTION WORK DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A board production work method, comprising:a position detection process of detecting an arrangement position of a detection target provided on a printed circuit board; and
a work executing process of subjecting the printed circuit board to predetermined production work based on the detected arrangement position,
wherein the position detection process includes
an image acquisition step of imaging the printed circuit board under multiple imaging conditions and acquiring multiple items of original image data containing luminance values of each pixel arranged in two-dimensional coordinates,
a difference calculation step of using two of the multiple items of original image data as calculation targets, calculating differences between luminance values of pixels with same coordinate values, and acquiring difference image data which is formed of luminance difference values of each of the pixels, and
a position determination step of determining the arrangement position based on the difference image data, and
wherein an inversion calculation step of inverting a magnitude relationship of luminance difference values of each pixel arranged in the two-dimensional coordinates only when a luminance difference value of a pixel in the arrangement position of the difference image data is smaller than a luminance difference value of a pixel in a position other than the arrangement position is included after the difference calculation step.

US Pat. No. 10,192,286

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR IMAGE ENLARGEMENT AND DISPLAY PANEL DRIVER USING THE SAME

Synaptics Japan GK, Naka...

1. A display panel driver, comprising:a scaler circuit configured to enlarge an input image with an enlargement factor of ? (? is a number larger than one which cannot be represented as 2k for k being any natural number) to obtain ?-times enlarged image data by:
generating an intermediate pixel image composed of intermediate pixels, the intermediate pixels obtained by:
dividing the input image into a plurality of 2×2 pixel arrays having four pixel values; and
selecting an average value of two pixel values of the four pixel values in each of the 2×2 pixel arrays, the two pixel values being other than a maximum and a minimum value of the four pixel values;
calculating an interpolated pixel image composed of interpolated pixels by enlarging the input image with an enlargement factor of 2n (n is the smallest integer determined so that 2n is larger than ?) to obtain a 2n-times enlarged image, wherein values of the interpolated pixels are determined by interpolation of pixel values of selected pixels of the 2n-times enlarged image; and
incorporating the input image, the intermediate pixel image, and the interpolated pixel image into the ?-times enlarged image;
an edge enhancement circuit configured to generate output image data by performing edge enhancement processing on the ?-times enlarged image; and
a driver section configured to drive a display panel at least partially based on the output image data.

US Pat. No. 10,192,273

TIME CARD PUNCHING SYSTEM

1. A time card punching system, comprising:a cloud-based database,
a work spot device, and
a smartphone carrying a mobile application;
wherein the cloud-based database is interactive communicated with the smartphone, and the smartphone is communicated with the work spot;
the work spot device is configured to be registered with designated GPS and equipped with Bluetooth smart technology; the work spot device has a non-connectable-mode and a connectable-mode; wherein; when the work spot device in the connectable-mode, the work spot device supports connection setup and data transfer as low as 3 ms, allowing the mobile application to form a connection and then transfer authenticated data in few milliseconds for a short communication burst before quickly tearing down the connection;
wherein the cloud-based database is configured to store a first employee information;
the smartphone is configured to store a second employee information;
when punching a time card, the mobile application detects if the employee is within five meters from the work spot device; the mobile application uses a face recognition to prevent buddy punching by registering an employee's face, matching the second employee information against the first employee information, daily punching the time card, and changing the employee's face;
wherein the cloud-based database is a CGG cloud database;
wherein registering an employee's face comprises inputting email address, password and face recognizing, validating the email address and password, storing the email address and password into the CGG cloud database, downloading face from server to the smartphone, and storing encrypted face with email address into the smart phone and MySQL of the CGG cloud database;
wherein matching employee information in the smartphone against employee information stored in the cloud-based database comprises adding employer by employee wherein the employer ID is inputted, checked whether the employer ID is matched in MySQL of the CGG cloud database, and matched email address exists, and confirmed by the employee;
daily punching the time card comprises checking face, wherein the checking face comprises capturing face data of current user, and then matching the face data captured against corresponding data stored upon employee registration or change face to determine whether the face is matched; if the face is matched, then time card punching is performed, if the face is not matched, the system prompts employee to choose changing login A/C, changing face or to exit the time card punching process;
changing employee's face comprises showing current face, storing encrypted new face with email address into the smartphone and MySQL of the CGG cloud database, and sending alert to employer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,264

MULTIPLE PARTY BRANCH RECOMMENDATION

The Toronto-Dominion Bank...

1. A method, comprising:detecting initiation of an electronic activity by a user at a first physical location;
determining that the electronic activity is to be completed at a second physical location different from the first physical location at least in part because completion of the electronic activity requires the user and one or more other parties;
determining one or more portions of the electronic activity that remain incomplete;
based on at least one characteristic of the one or more incomplete portions of the electronic activity, identifying the second physical location at which to complete one or more of the incomplete portions of the electronic activity, and identifying a third physical location at which to complete an additional one or more of the incomplete portions of the electronic activity, the third physical location being different from the second physical location;
providing information about the electronic activity to the one or more other parties;
providing the second physical location to the user as a first recommended physical location for completing the electronic activity; and
providing the third physical location to a first party of the one or more other parties as a second recommended physical location for completing the electronic activity.

US Pat. No. 10,192,249

PEER-TO-PEER TRADING PLATFORM

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,192,221

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. 10,192,172

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PREDICTIVE ENGINE EVALUATION AND REPLAY OF ENGINE PERFORMANCE

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A method performed by a machine learning platform having at least a processor and a memory therein, wherein the method comprises:receiving training data as input at the machine learning platform, wherein the training data includes multiple transactions, each of the transactions specifying a plurality of features upon which to make a prediction and a label representing a correct answer for the plurality of features according to each respective transaction;
specifying a machine learning model to be trained by the machine learning platform using the training data;
selecting a first set of one or more algorithms for training the machine learning model using the training data received;
tuning a first group of predictive engine parameters for the machine learning model to be trained using the training data received;
generating a first predictive engine variant by training the machine learning model with the training data received using the selected first set of one or more algorithms and the first group of tuned predictive engine parameters;
selecting a second set of one or more algorithms for training the machine learning model which are different than the first set;
tuning a second group of predictive engine parameters for the machine learning model using the training data received, wherein the second group of predictive engine parameters are different than the first group;
generating a second predictive engine variant by training the machine learning model with the training data received the using the selected second set of one or more algorithms and the second group of tuned predictive engine parameters;
performing multiple experiments using the first and second predictive engine variants by routing at least a portion of incoming user traffic through each of the first and second predictive engine variants to generate prediction results from each of the first and second predictive engine variants;
comparing the prediction results from the multiple experiments; and
deploying either the first predictive engine variant or the second predictive engine variant into a production environment based on the comparison of the prediction results of the multiple experiments.

US Pat. No. 10,192,156

PRODUCTION METHOD OR PORTABLE DATA CARRIERS

1. A method for producing a portable data carrier, the method comprising the steps of:making available a first foil in the form of roll goods;
unrolling said first foil;
coating, at least partially, at least one side of said first foil with an adhesive;
performing a first scoring that includes scoring said first foil on at least one side along a first fold edge between a first area and a second area; and
performing a first folding that includes folding said first foil in exact register along said first fold edge, said exact register being that first openings provided in the first foil in the first area align with predetermined positions in the second area, the first foil being folded in a direction toward said at least one side that is coated with said adhesive;
bonding a surface of the first area to a surface of the second area in said exact register to form a two-ply area;
wherein the method is a continuous production method so as to produce a plurality of portable data carriers without interruption.

US Pat. No. 10,191,983

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR UNIT OF MEASUREMENT CONVERSION AND SEARCH QUERY EXPANSION

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for enhancing a search engine for searching a database, the method comprising:presenting, on a display of a user device, a search interface for enabling a user to search the database;
receiving, from the user via the search interface, an initial search query associated with a search;
in response to determining that the initial search query returns a number of items below a threshold number of items, parsing the initial search query to determine one or more initial search terms of the initial search query comprise a first unit of measurement and a first numeric value corresponding to the first unit of measurement, wherein the first numeric value is a single numeric value that is not a numeric value range;
determining a second unit of measurement different from the first unit of measurement;
converting the first numeric value to a second numeric value corresponding to the second unit of measurement based on a relationship between the first unit of measurement and the second unit of measurement;
determining a numeric value range comprising the second numeric value automatically without a user specifying parameters for the numeric value range, wherein the numeric value range corresponds to the second unit of measurement;
automatically expanding the search by modifying the initial search query to generate an expanded search query that includes the one or more initial search terms and one or more additional search terms corresponding to the second unit of measurement and the numeric value range;
sending the expanded search query to the search engine to search the database, wherein the expanded search query causes the search engine to produce a first search result based on the one or more initial search terms and a second search result based on the one or more additional search terms corresponding to the second unit of measurement and the numeric value range;
aggregating the first search result and the second search result to produce an aggregated search result; and
causing the user device to display the aggregated results via the search interface.

US Pat. No. 10,191,849

SIZING CACHE DATA STRUCTURES USING FRACTAL ORGANIZATION OF AN ORDERED SEQUENCE

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method of sizing a cache using an ordered data structure having data elements that represent different target locations of input-output operations (IOs) in the cache, the data elements being sorted according to an access recency parameter that represents how recently an IO has been issued for the different target locations represented thereby, said method comprising:as new IOs are issued, continually updating the ordered data structure to arrange the data elements in the order of the access recency parameter; and
setting a size of the cache based on the access recency parameters of the data elements in the ordered data structure, wherein the ordered data structure includes:
an ordered first ring buffer having at least two positions, a first pointer that indicates a position of a data element in the first ring buffer that has the largest access recency parameter among the data elements in the first ring buffer,
an ordered second ring buffer ranked below the first ring buffer and having at least two positions, and a second pointer that indicates a position of a data element in the second ring buffer that has the largest access recency parameter among the data elements in the second ring buffer, and
when a new IO is issued for a target location represented by a data element in the second ring buffer, the updating of the ordered data structure in response to the new IO includes updating only one position in the first ring buffer, and the first pointer to point to a position in the first ring buffer that contains a data element having the largest access recency parameter among data elements of the first ring buffer, and updating less than all the positions in the second ring buffer and the second pointer to point to a position in the second ring buffer that contains a data element having the largest access recency parameter among data elements of the second ring buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,191,833

METHOD TO EFFICIENTLY TRIGGER CONCURRENCY BUGS BASED ON EXPECTED FREQUENCIES OF EXECUTION INTERLEAVINGS

VMWARE, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for triggering concurrency bugs, comprising:determining a set of shared memory access instructions of a program using binary analysis of the program;
determining, during runtime, an execution frequency, memory access time, and location of memory accessed for each shared memory access instruction in the set of shared memory access instructions;
selecting, from the set of shared memory access instructions, one or more groups of instructions, wherein each instruction in the group accesses a same memory location as other instructions in its group;
finding pairs of instructions from each group that access the same memory location from a first thread and finding instructions that access the same memory location from another thread, and estimating for each pair of instructions a probability that a data race may occur using an average time gap between the instructions in the pair and the execution frequencies;
generating a list of instruction tuples, wherein each tuple includes the pair of instructions from the first thread, the instructions that access the same memory location from another thread, and the average time gap;
calculating a score for each instruction pair in the list using the instruction tuples, wherein calculating the score comprises calculating a score based at least in part on the average time gap and an exponential of a frequency of the instruction that accesses the same memory location from another thread, a n d wherein the score represents a likelihood of triggering a data race by injecting a delay before an instruction in the tuple;
selecting instructions from scored instructions, each selected instruction having a score indicating a lower than a threshold score that the instruction will comprise a last access of a data race;
injecting a delay before a selected instruction in the tuple; and
executing the program with the injected delay to trigger a data race in the instructions to identify a low probability bug.

US Pat. No. 10,191,762

TRANSPARENT DEPLOYMENT OF INTERMEDIARY MANAGER INTO GUEST OPERATING SYSTEM NETWORK TRAFFIC

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A system comprising:a processor;
a network adapter coupled to the processor and having a hardware address used to establish a network data path configured to exchange packets over a computer network; and
a memory coupled to the processor and network adapter, the memory configured to store a guest operating system (OS), a hypervisor and an intermediary manager adapted for execution by the processor in an arrangement wherein the intermediary manager is disposed between the hypervisor and guest OS, the hypervisor configured to manage resources of the system including the network adapter to enable sharing of the hardware address between the intermediary manager and the guest OS to exchange the packets over the network data path, the intermediary manager configured to process the packets received over the network data path to differentiate the packets as directed to one of the intermediary manager and the guest OS to thereby transparently deploy the intermediary manager into the network data path, wherein the intermediary manager is configured to determine whether the packets are part of network traffic directed to one of the intermediary manager and the guest OS, and wherein the intermediary manager is configured to at least one of a) examine a protocol type contained in each packet to identify a situation where it is uncertain whether a reply packet associated with a request packet originated at one of the guest OS and the intermediary manager, wherein the situation is resolved by sending the reply packet to both the guest OS network protocol stack and the intermediary manager network protocol stack; or b) when a protocol type of one or more packets is the internet protocol (IP), distinguish the one or more packets of the network traffic based on network flows.

US Pat. No. 10,191,761

ADAPTIVE DYNAMIC SELECTION AND APPLICATION OF MULTIPLE VIRTUALIZATION TECHNIQUES

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method of selecting a virtualization support subsystem for a virtual computing instance executed in a virtualized computer system, the method comprising:determining an actual performance overhead incurred by a first virtualization support subsystem running on a first computer while supporting the virtual computing instance during execution of an instruction stream;
determining an estimated performance overhead that would be incurred by a second virtualization support subsystem upon running on the first computer while supporting the virtual computing instance during execution of the same instruction stream; and
selecting the first or the second virtualization support subsystem for the virtual computing instance based on the actual performance overhead and the estimated performance overhead.

US Pat. No. 10,191,709

DISPLAY APPARATUS CONFIGURED TO DETERMINE A PROCESSING MODE TO TRANSFER IMAGE CONTENTS TO ANOTHER DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus, which is one of the plurality of display apparatuses, the display apparatus comprising:an interface; and
a processor configured to:
receive image contents through the interface;
identify a bandwidth to transmit the received image contents to another display apparatus among the plurality of display apparatuses based on a resolution of the received image contents;
identify a processing mode to transmit the received image contents to the other display apparatus based on an arrangement order of the display apparatus in the plurality of display apparatuses; and
control the interface to transmit, using the identified bandwidth, the received image contents to the other display apparatus according to the identified processing mode,
wherein the processing mode comprises a bypass mode and a repackaging mode, and
wherein the processor is further configured to, based on the identified processing mode being the bypass mode, transmit the received image contents to the other display apparatus without parsing the received image contents, and based on the identified processing mode being the repackaging mode, process the received image contents based on a loss rate of the received image contents and transmit the processed image contents.

US Pat. No. 10,191,638

METHOD FOR THE PARAMETER CHANGE OF PARAMETERISABLE FUNCTIONS BY MEANS OF DATA PROCESSING DEVICES COMPRISING A POINTING MEANS AND A DISPLAY OF A TOUCHSCREEN DEVICE

1. A method for the parameter change of parameterized functions for technical devices by means of a data processing device comprising a pointing means and a display of a touch-sensitive device in which a sliding bar with corresponding sliding element is shown for the parameter change,said method comprising the steps that
it is detected if the pointing means is actuated for the parameter change, and
a parameter change is made on the basis of the detected pointing means actuation,
wherein a plurality of icon images are saved on the data processing device for a plurality of parameters, which can each be uniquely assigned to the respective parameterized functions,
a plurality of the saved icons to be uniquely assigned are loaded for different parameters,
a desired order of the icons on the sliding bar is determined,
a display with the sliding bar and a plurality of icons arranged thereon according to the determined desired order is generated,
it is detected if the pointing means is positioned on one of the icons and the pointing means is actuated and, in response,
a parameter change is made on the basis of a current parameter size of the parameterized function assigned to the selected icon,
wherein, when a parameter change has been completed, the desired order of the icons on the sliding bar is newly determined in a manner dependent on the parameter size, whereupon icons on the sliding bar are automatically repositioned without the automatic repositioning involving a parameter change,
a desired position of the icons is further determined by taking into account the use statistics, wherein icons which are assigned to parameterized functions that have recently been changed are assigned a central position and icons which are used rarely are assigned an outer position on a sliding bar,
wherein the respectively assigned sliding bar end is selected depending on whether other icons to be arranged on the sliding bar are assigned to parameterized functions with parameters that should typically be increased or cannot be lowered any further and wherein at least one of the desired position and/or the desired order of the plurality of icons on the sliding bar is determined by taking into account a plurality of influences and/or wherein a selection of the icons, which are on the sliding bar, can be configured by a user.

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. 10,191,500

HOT AND COLD WATER MIXING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A hot and cold water mixing device, comprising:a hot water supply path which is connected to a hot water supply and which allows hot water having a set temperature set by the hot water supply to flow through;
a cold water supply path which is connected to a cold water supply and which allows cold water having an initial temperature to flow through;
a hot and cold water adjustment unit configured to mix hot water flowing from the hot water supply path and cold water flowing from the cold water supply path with each other so as to provide mixed water having an adjusted temperature and an adjusted flow rate;
a mixed water path which is connected to the hot and cold water adjustment unit and which allows mixed water to flow through;
a water shut-off switch configured to switch between stopping and passing of mixed water,
a mixed water path flowmeter which is disposed in the mixed water path and configured to measure a flow rate of mixed water,
a flowmeter which is disposed in only one of the hot water supply path and the cold water supply path which has a higher flow rate than a remaining one of the hot water supply path and the cold water supply path, the flowmeter being configured to measure a corresponding flow rate of a flow rate of hot water in the hot water supply path or a flow rate of cold water in the cold water supply path, and
at least a first temperature sensor and a second temperature sensor which are individually disposed in at least two of the hot water supply path, the cold water supply path, and the mixed water path, wherein
the hot and cold water adjustment unit is configured to adjust a volume of hot water and a volume of cold water based on measurement values of the flowmeter disposed in only one of the hot water supply path and the cold water supply path which has a higher flow rate than a remaining one of the hot water supply path and the cold water supply path, the mixed water path flowmeter, and at least the first temperature sensor and the second temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,191,465

MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM AND MONITORING AND CONTROL METHOD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A monitoring and control system comprising:a monitoring and control apparatus located on a first network and transmitting an instruction signal for instructing to control a target device to transmission destinations on the first network and a second network by a transmission method designating a plurality of transmission destinations and not requiring responses from the transmission destinations;
a controller being one of the transmission destinations on the first network, controlling the target device according to the instruction signal, and transmitting process data indicating a process of the control to transmission destinations on the first and second networks by the transmission method;
a transmitter located on the first network, being capable of communication in a direction from the first network to a third network connecting the first network and the second network to each other, and transmitting the instruction signal from the monitoring and control apparatus and the process data from the controller to transmission destinations on the second network;
a receiver located on the second network, being capable of communication in a direction from the third network to the second network, and receiving and transferring the instruction signal and the process data addressed to the transmission destinations on the second network and transmitted from the transmitter; and
a monitor being one of the transmission destinations on the second network and receiving the instruction signal and the process data transferred from the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,191,386

IMAGING OPTICAL UNIT FOR EUV PROJECTION LITHOGRAPHY

Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Obe...

1. An imaging optical unit for EUV projection lithography for imaging an object field in an object plane into an image field in an image plane, the imaging optical unit comprising:a plurality of mirrors for guiding imaging light from the object field to the image field; and
an aperture stop, which is tilted by at least 1° relative to a normal plane which is perpendicular to an optical axis of the imaging optical unit;
a tilt drive connected to the aperture stop and arranged to vary a tilt angle of the aperture stop with respect to the normal plane;
a sensor arrangement for measuring an image-side numerical aperture of the imaging optical unit; and
a regulation unit programmed to calculate a tilt set point based on measurement data from the sensor arrangement and cause the tilt drive to regulate readjustment of the tilt angle to vary the image-side numerical aperture of the imaging optical unit,
wherein a center of the aperture stop is at a non-zero distance from the optical axis of the imaging optical unit.

US Pat. No. 10,191,192

LIGHT AMOUNT ADJUSTING DEVICE, LENS BARREL, AND IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A light amount adjusting device that adjusts an amount of light passing through an aperture, the light amount adjusting device comprising:a first filter, including a transparent area and a non-transparent area, configured to move between a retracted position and an in-use position in an area including an area facing the aperture,
wherein a width of the non-transparent area is narrower than an opening diameter of the aperture; and
a second filter, including a transparent area and a non-transparent area, configured to move between a retracted position and an in-use position in an area including the area facing the aperture,
wherein, if the first filter and the second filter are in the retracted positions, the transparent area of the first filter and the transparent area of the second filter overlap in a position facing an entire area of the aperture,
wherein, if the first filter and the second filter are in the in-use positions, the transparent area of the first filter and the non-transparent area of the second filter overlap in a position facing the aperture, and the non-transparent area of the first filter and the transparent area of the second filter overlap in a position facing the aperture,
wherein the non-transparent area includes a uniform density area in which an optical density is substantially uniform, and a gradation area that is arranged between the transparent area and the uniform density area and includes an area in which an optical density continuously changes from the transparent area to the uniform density area, and
wherein, if the first filter and the second filter are in the in-use positions, the transparent area of the first filter and the uniform density area of the second filter overlap in a position facing the aperture, the uniform density area of the first filter and the transparent area of the second filter overlap in a position facing the aperture, and the gradation area of the first filter and the gradation area of the second filter overlap in a position facing the aperture.

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. 10,191,168

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. 10,191,164

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. 10,191,157

PRECISE LOW-LATENCY GNSS SATELLITE CLOCK ESTIMATION

1. A method for providing a global satellite differential correction signal, the method comprising:collecting raw carrier phase measurements and pseudorange code measurements from a plurality of reference receivers at known corresponding locations that receive satellite signals from a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS);
determining, by a measurement pre-processing module, a wide-lane ambiguity and a respective satellite wide-lane bias for the collected raw carrier phase measurements and code measurements for each satellite;
determining an orbital narrow-lane ambiguity and an orbital satellite narrow-lane bias for the collected phase measurements for each satellite in an orbit solution based on the collected raw carrier phase and code measurements, consistent with the determined wide-lane ambiguity and the respective satellite wide-lane bias;
determining satellite orbital correction data for an orbit solution based on the collected raw carrier phase and code measurements and the determined orbital narrow-lane ambiguity and orbital satellite narrow-lane bias;
determining a clock narrow-lane ambiguity and a respective clock satellite narrow-lane bias for the collected phase measurements for each satellite in a slow clock solution based on the collected raw phase and code measurements, consistent with the determined wide-lane ambiguity and the respective satellite wide-lane bias;
determining, by a clock solution module, a slow satellite clock correction based on the satellite orbital correction data, the collected raw carrier phase and code measurements and the determined clock narrow-lane ambiguity and clock satellite narrow-lane bias;
determining lower-latency satellite clock correction data or delta clock adjustment to the slow satellite clock based on freshly or recently updated measurements of the collected raw phase measurements that are more current than a plurality of previous measurements of the collected raw phase measurements used for the slow satellite clock correction to provide lower-latency clock correction data; and
incorporating the satellite wide-lane bias, the satellite orbital correction data, the satellite narrow-lane bias from the slow clock solution and the low latency clock correction data into the correction data, encoded on the global satellite differential correction signal, with global validity for the GNSS transmission to one or more mobile receivers.

US Pat. No. 10,191,146

MIRROR ASSEMBLY

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,131

MEDICAL IMAGING APPARATUS HAVING MULTIPLE SUBSYSTEMS, AND OPERATING METHOD THEREFOR

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for operating a medical imaging examination apparatus comprising a plurality of apparatus subsystems, comprising:providing a control protocol to control computer that is assigned to a scan sequence in which said control computer will control the plurality of apparatus subsystems in coordination to conduct the scan sequence to acquire medical imaging data from an examination subject;
in said control computer, determining sequence control data for said control protocol that define different functional sub-sequences of said scan sequence to be performed respectively by said apparatus subsystems;
in said control computer, assigning respectively different effective volumes of the examination subject to the respective functional sub-sequences;
in said control computer, determining ambient conditions of said medical imaging examination apparatus that affect said sequence control data and said effective volumes for each of a series of physiological states of the examination subject;
in said control computer, calculating and storing control signals for said scan sequence, for each of said states, dependent on said determined sequence control data, the determined effective volumes, and the determined ambient conditions, by executing an algorithm in said control computer that optimizes the functional sub-sequences locally in the examination subject at least with regard to a sub-region of the respective effective volumes; and
in said control computer, starting said scan sequence using the stored control signals and, during said scan sequence, providing said control computer with a designation of at least one current state of said physiological states and automatically modifying said control signals for a remainder of said scan sequence, dependent on said at least one current state.

US Pat. No. 10,191,124

SENSOR CIRCUIT

SII Semiconductor Corpora...

1. A sensor circuit configured to perform intermittent operation that includes an active period and a sleep period, comprising:a physical quantity detection unit configured to output a physical quantity detection signal that has one of two different potential levels depending on an applied physical quantity;
an output driver configured to output a logic signal to an output terminal in response to the physical quantity detection signal;
a clock generation circuit configured to output a control signal that is used to control the intermittent operation to the physical quantity detection unit, and configured to output a sampling signal in the sleep period;
a potential detection circuit configured to detect a potential at the output terminal, and to output a detection signal; and
a clock control circuit configured to receive an input of the sampling signal and an input of the detection signal, and configured to output a mode switching signal to the clock generation circuit, the mode switching signal being a command to switch the clock generation circuit to a test mode when a given signal pattern is detected in data that is obtained by sampling the detection signal based on the sampling signal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,118

BATTERY DC IMPEDANCE MEASUREMENT

STMicroelectronics Intern...

1. A method, comprising steps of:performing a first constant current discharge of a battery at a first C-rate;
calculating an amount of charge extracted from the battery up to a first point where a voltage of the battery drops to a first threshold value;
calculating a first state of charge as a function of a total amount of charge extracted from the battery during the first constant current discharge and the amount of charge extracted up to the first point;
performing a second constant current discharge of the battery at a second C-rate;
calculating an amount of charge extracted from the battery up to a second point where the voltage of the battery drops to a second threshold value different than the first threshold value;
calculating a second state of charge as a function of a total amount of charge extracted from the battery during the second constant current discharge and the amount of charge extracted up to the second point; and
calculating a DC impedance of the battery as a function of the voltages of the battery measured at the second C-rate and the first C-rate and the first and second states of charge.

US Pat. No. 10,191,115

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING AN OPEN-CIRCUIT VOLTAGE PROFILE OF A VEHICLE BATTERY, DEPENDENT ON A STATE OF CHARGE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for determining an open-circuit voltage profile of a vehicle battery, dependent on a state of charge, in a vehicle, the method comprising:completely discharging the vehicle battery by vehicle-internal loads of the vehicle,
sensing a first sensed, state-of-charge-dependent voltage profile during the discharging of the vehicle battery,
completely charging of the vehicle battery by a charging device,
sensing a second sensed, state-of-charge-dependent voltage profile during the charging of the vehicle battery and
determining the state-of-charge-dependent open-circuit voltage profile by means of a weighted interpolation of the first sensed voltage profile and the second sensed voltage profile.

US Pat. No. 10,191,074

AUTOMATIC ANALYZING APPARATUS

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. An automatic analyzing apparatus comprising:a spectrometer;
a specimen container configured to accommodate a specimen;
a reaction vessel configured to accommodate a mixture of the specimen and a reagent;
a dispensing mechanism including an arm that holds a probe that aspirates a specimen and discharges the specimen into the reaction vessel, a static eliminator having a generation source of neutralizing ions and a neutralizing ion blowing mechanism configured to blow neutralizing ions generated in the generation source to the specimen container or the reaction vessel; and
a controller connected to the spectrometer and the dispensing mechanism, the controller programmed to:
control the dispensing mechanism to aspirate the specimen from the specimen container at an aspiration position and eject the specimen into the reaction vessel at a dispensing position, and
control the static eliminator to generate neutralizing ions and blow the generated neutralizing ions to the specimen container at the aspiration position before the dispensing mechanism aspirates the specimen to thereby neutralize the specimen container and to blow neutralizing ions to the specimen container reaction vessel at the dispensing position to thereby neutralize the reaction vessel,
wherein the generation source is connected to the probe and allows the probe to generate the neutralizing ions,
wherein the probe includes an inner tube for aspirating the liquid and an outer tube that surrounds the inner tube,
wherein the neutralizing ion blowing mechanism is an outer tube that blows the compressed air generated from the compressed air generation unit, and
wherein the compressed air generated from the compressed air generation unit blows the neutralizing ions generated in the probe to an object via the outer tube.

US Pat. No. 10,190,899

THERMAL FLOW SENSOR

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A thermal flow sensor, comprising:an air flow rate detection element with a diaphragm having a thin-film portion in a semiconductor substrate;
at least one heat generating resistor on the diaphragm;
at least one temperature measuring resistor that detects temperature on each of an upstream side and a downstream side of the heat generating resistor; and
a correction circuit, including a maximum value detection circuit and a minimum value detection circuit, configured to process an output signal of the air flow rate detection element based on temperature difference information of at least the two temperature measuring resistors on the upstream side and the downstream side,
wherein the correction circuit is configured to cut off a part of a mountain part or a valley part constituting a peak value of a waveform of the output signal by outputting an arbitrary predetermined value that is determined based on maximum and minimum values determined by the maximum and minimum value detection circuits, respectively, when the peak value of the waveform exceeds the arbitrary predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,190,897

THERMAL FLOW METER INCLUDING A COVER MOUNTED ON A HOUSING AND WHERE A BYPASS PASSAGE IS FORMED BY THE COVER AND BYPASS PASSAGE TRENCH

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A thermal flow meter comprising:a circuit package having a heat resistor formed on a semiconductor diaphragm and a lead terminal connected electrically to the semiconductor diaphragm, wherein the circuit package is molded with a first resin so as to enclose the lead terminal in the circuit package;
a housing formed by a second resin, a thermal expansion coefficient of which is different from a thermal expansion coefficient of the first resin; and
a flange,
wherein the circuit package has a portion covered with the second resin and a portion exposed from the second resin,
wherein the circuit package is fixed to the housing by the portion covered with the second resin, and
wherein an area of the portion exposed from the second resin in the circuit package is larger than an area of the portion covered with second resin in the circuit package.

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. 10,190,848

ADJUSTABLE ZERO-STOP TURRET

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A locking turret for an optical firearm scope, the turret defining a central vertical axis and comprising:a main screw rotatable about the central vertical axis;
a turret cover configured to be grasped by a user, the turret cover including a locking ring;
a turret housing including a locking-ring receiving portion configured to receive and engage the locking ring of the turret cover in a first, locked position, such that rotational movement of the turret cover is limited;
a linking structure comprising a base portion coupled to the main screw and an upper portion coupled to the turret cover, the upper portion being slidably coupled to the base portion so as to allow limited axial travel of the upper portion relative the base portion and the main screw, and thereby limit axial travel of the turret cover and prevent disengagement of the turret cover from the turret housing,
wherein the base portion of the linking structure defines a plurality of axial channels, and the upper portion is slidably coupled to the base portion by a plurality of slide fasteners, each of the plurality of slide fasteners having a portion projecting into one of the plurality of axial channels and a portion affixed to the upper portion such that both the plurality of slide fasteners and the upper portion are configured to travel axially together when the upper portion travels in an axial direction.

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. 10,190,717

PULSATION DAMPING FOR DAMPING PULSATIONS UPSTREAM OF A GAS FLOW METER

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTIT...

1. A method of damping pulsations within a flow line carrying a gas to a flow meter, the pulsations resulting from an engine or other driver, comprising:delivering the gas to a damping device comprising an input tube, a chamber, and an output tube, the input tube having a tubing diameter, D, tubing length, L, and cross sectional area, A, and the chamber having a volume, V;
wherein the chamber receives the gas via the input tube and expels the gas to the flow meter via the output tube, and is otherwise sealed;
determining the following fluid properties of the gas in the flow line: kinematic viscosity, v0, dynamic viscosity, ?0, and expansion component, m;
specifying a target damping efficiency, ?L/?0;
determining the following operating conditions of the engine or other driver: angular frequency, ?, and pressure, p0;
selecting an input tubing diameter, D, by solving the following equation:

calculating an attenuation factor, ?, required to achieve the target damping efficiency as follows:

and
calculating a tubing length, L, and chamber volume, V, as follows:

US Pat. No. 10,190,676

WORKING VEHICLE

1. A working vehicle, comprising:an HST pedal which operates an HST;
a damper arm which interlocks with an HST pedal rotation-shaft of the HST pedal;
a damper attached to the damper arm; and
a transmission case, wherein
the transmission case has a first transmission case swelling part swelling to at least one side with respect to a left-and-right direction,
the damper is arranged behind the first transmission case swelling part, and
a longitudinal direction of the damper is an up-and-down direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,672

GEARBOX LUBRICATION SYSTEM

BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON I...

1. A rotorcraft, comprising:a body;
a first rotor blade;
a drive system operable to rotate the first rotor blade, the drive system comprising:
a first gearbox assembly comprising a gearbox;
a second gearbox assembly comprising a gearbox, wherein the first gearbox assembly is in mechanical communication with the second gearbox assembly to collectively rotate the first rotor blade;
a first lubrication system configured to deliver lubricant to the first gearbox assembly;
a second lubrication system configured to deliver lubricant to the second gearbox assembly;
an emergency valve that is operable to allow the first lubrication system to deliver lubricant to the second gearbox assembly when the valve is open; and
an emergency valve control unit operable to instruct the emergency valve to open.

US Pat. No. 10,190,607

COMPOSITE ACTUATOR PISTON HEAD ASSEMBLY

Goodrich Corporation, Ch...

1. An actuator comprising:a composite actuator rod tube having a tapered end;
an embedded bolt having a threaded end, wherein the embedded bolt has a complementary shape to the tapered end;
a nut configured to engage with the threaded end of the embedded bolt; and
a piston head concentrically surrounding the tapered end of the composite actuator rod tube, wherein the composite actuator rod tube extends through the piston head and terminates at an interface between the nut and the piston head.

US Pat. No. 10,190,596

TWO-STAGE COMPRESSOR WITH ASYMMETRIC SECOND-STAGE INLET DUCT

Garrett Transportation I ...

1. A turbocharger, comprising:a center housing defining a bore extending therethrough in an axial direction, with bearings mounted in the bore and a rotatable shaft supported in the bearings so as to be rotatable about a turbocharger axis, the shaft having opposite ends, the center housing having axially opposite sides;
a compressor wheel mounted on one end of the shaft and a turbine wheel mounted on the other end of the shaft;
a compressor housing enclosing the compressor wheel and having opposite first and second sides, the second side mounted to one of the sides of the center housing;
a turbine housing mounted to the other side of the center housing enclosing the turbine wheel, the turbine housing defining an annular chamber surrounding the turbine wheel for receiving exhaust gas and directing the exhaust gas radially inwardly into the turbine wheel;
the compressor wheel having a first-stage impeller and a second-stage impeller arranged back-to-back, the compressor housing defining a first-stage inlet extending in the axial direction into the first side of the compressor housing for supplying air into the first-stage impeller, and defining a second-stage inlet extending opposite to the axial direction into the second side of the compressor housing for supplying air into the second-stage impeller, the compressor housing defining a generally annular first-stage volute surrounding the first-stage impeller for receiving air discharged therefrom, and a generally annular second-stage volute surrounding the second-stage impeller for receiving air discharged therefrom, the compressor housing further defining a second-stage outlet conduit through which air is discharged from the second-stage volute along a discharge direction;
wherein an XYZ coordinate system for the compressor is defined having a Y-axis that extends from the turbocharger axis through and along an imaginary radial line T-T that divides the second-stage volute from the second-stage outlet conduit, having an X-axis that is orthogonal to the Y-axis and is aligned along a direction opposite to the discharge direction along which air exits the second-stage volute, and having a Z-axis that is mutually orthogonal to the X- and Y-axes and follows a right-hand screw convention;
the compressor housing defining two separate first and second passages each extending from the first-stage volute and then proceeding generally radially inwardly into the second-stage inlet, wherein the first-stage volute comprises two generally semi-annular segments that collectively substantially encircle the first-stage impeller, the first passage being connected to one of the segments and the second passage being connected to the other of the segments, wherein the first and second passages in a cross-sectional plane that is normal to the Z-axis have a configuration as viewed along the Z-axis that is asymmetric with respect to the X-axis and is asymmetric with respect to the Y-axis; and
wherein the first and second passages leading into the second-stage inlet are defined respectively by first and second walls that form two diametrically opposite left-hand and right-hand tongues that act as a pinch point where the diameter D1° is at a minimum, and wherein a radial line L1 that lies in said cross-sectional plane and that extends between the tongues is angularly offset from the Y-axis.

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.

US Pat. No. 10,190,551

HUMIDITY SENSOR DEVICE ARRANGED IN A CHOKE PORTION OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE INTAKE AIR PASSAGE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A sensor device that is disposed in an intake passage through which intake air flows to an internal combustion engine, the sensor device comprising:a humidity sensor that generates a signal according to a humidity of the intake air flowing through the intake passage;
a flow rate sensor that generates a signal according to a flow rate of intake air;
a support component that supports the humidity sensor and the flow rate sensor; and
a housing having
a first passage communicated with the intake passage, a part of the intake air flowing through the first passage, and
a second passage branched from the first passage, wherein
the flow rate sensor is arranged in the second passage,
a choke portion is defined in the second passage to decrease a cross-sectional area of the second passage,
the flow rate sensor is arranged on the choke portion,
the support component has a first surface and a second surface opposite from each other in a thickness direction of the support component, and
the humidity sensor is disposed on the first surface of the support component, and the flow rate sensor is disposed on the second surface of the support component.

US Pat. No. 10,190,299

STABILIZER SUPPORT

1. A stabilizer support, comprising: a longitudinally extending rigid beam having a longitudinal length, a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end, and a uniform cross-sectional shape along the longitudinal length of the beam proximate the first longitudinal end; a clip; and a foot plate, wherein one of the clip and the foot plate is integrally formed with the beam, and the other is a separate and distinct component from the beam; and (d) at least one slide fit connector on the at least one separate and distinct component for accepting a single immutable fixed distance longitudinal insertion of to the first longitudinal end of the beam into the slide fit connector, whereby an assembled stabilizer support has a single immutable fixed longitudinal length when under longitudinal compression.

US Pat. No. 10,190,239

TEXTILE PART, COMPOSITE MATERIAL ELEMENT WITH TEXTILE PART, AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR THE SAME

Groz-Beckert KG, Albstad...

1. A textile part (10) for use in composite materials, the textile part (10) comprising:a reinforcing system (15) of reinforcing warp threads (17) and reinforcing weft threads (16),
at least one first portion (20) of the textile part and at least one second portion (21) of the textile part,
wherein the reinforcing warp threads (17) and the reinforcing weft threads (16) in the first portion (20) of the textile part are directly bound to each other by direct weave binding,
wherein the reinforcing warp threads (17) in the second portion (21) of the textile part are placed on the reinforcing weft threads (16), without direct weave binding with the reinforcing warp threads (17),
wherein the second portion (21) of the textile part is bordered on several sides by one or more first portions (20) of the textile part, and/or wherein the reinforcing system (15) in the second portion (21) of the textile part is enclosed between the binding weft threads (26) and the binding warp threads (27) of a binding system (25), said binding warp and weft threads being bound together at binding locations (35).

US Pat. No. 10,190,238

BALE OPENER

Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG...

1. A bale opener for take-off of fiber tufts from fiber bales, comprising:a take-off tower arranged on a horizontal drive or a rotating frame;
a take-off arm held on the take-off tower in a guide so as to be vertically adjustable along the take-off tower;
a single lifting spindle fastened on the take-off tower for vertical adjustment of the take-off arm, the lifting spindle having a longitudinal axis in the movement direction of the take-off arm;
the lifting spindle fastened on the take-off tower at an upper end of the lifting spindle, wherein a lower end of the lifting spindle is not held in the take-off tower;
the take-off arm connected to the lifting spindle via a recirculating ball nut; and
the nut provided with the drive and the lifting spindle held in a rotationally locked manner.

US Pat. No. 10,190,207

EVAPORATION METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An evaporation method, comprising:evaporating evaporation material and forming evaporation material particles towards one or more transfer substrates by means of an evaporation source, so as to form an intermediate material layer on a surface of the transfer substrate;
heating the one or more transfer substrates to evaporate the intermediate material layer located on the transfer substrate towards a target substrate, a temperature of the heated transfer substrate being less than a temperature of the evaporation source,
wherein an area of the surface of the one or more transfer substrates receiving the evaporation material particles is greater than an area of an outlet of the evaporation source.

US Pat. No. 10,190,077

SANITARY CLEANER

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. An aqueous odor-controlling sanitary cleaning composition comprising:a sulfamic acid or sulfamic acid derivative in an amount of about ?10 wt.-%, isotridecanol ethoxylate in an amount of about less than 3 wt.-%,
a perfume in an amount in a range of about ?0.2 wt.-% to ?0.5 wt.-%, wherein the perfume comprises the following compounds according to the general formulas I, II and III:

and wherein R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-5 alkyl, and
R2, R3, R4 independently is selected from the group consisting of C1-5 alkyl, and a compound according to formula IV:
andwater,
wherein the wt.-% of the components are based on the total weight of the sanitary cleaning composition.

US Pat. No. 10,190,061

PROCESSING OF OIL BY STEAM ADDITION

Phillips 66 Company, Hou...

1. A process for removing salt from crude oil wherein the salt may be in the form of particles of crystalline salt suspended in the crude oil or as small droplets of brine water suspended in the crude oil, or both, wherein the process comprises the steps of:a) injecting liquid water into the crude oil;
b) imposing aggressive high shear mixing on the crude oil and water in a high shear mixer to break up the injected water into smaller droplets of water and, at the same time, enhance contact of the smaller droplets of water with salt particles and brine droplets to enhance dissolving of salt particles and also coalesce droplets of water whether brine droplets or droplets of injected water;
c) after the aggressive high shear mixing, injecting steam into the crude oil in the form of steam bubbles that are quite large relative to any salt particles or relative to any brine droplets and also relative to water droplets so as to create steam bubbles that will have substantial contact with the crude oil along with any nearby suspended salt particles and other droplets, such that a single steam bubble may actually contact a number of salt particles and water droplets;
d) condensing the steam bubbles into droplets of liquid water while at the same time dissolving available salt particles forming new brine water droplets and also delivering liquid or vaporous water from the steam bubbles into any available water and brine droplets resulting in enlarged water and brine droplets having a size more amenable for separation from the crude oil; and
e) separating liquid water from the crude oil where the water includes the salt dissolved therein, wherein the process is more particularly characterized in that it does not include imposing high shear mixing of uncondensed steam bubbles within the crude oil.

US Pat. No. 10,190,051

EMULSIFICATION OF HYDROPHOBIC ORGANOPHOSPHOROUS COMPOUNDS

ALEXIUM, INC., Greer, SC...

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,037

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR RECOVERING HYDROCARBON FLUIDS FROM A SUBTERRANEAN RESERVOIR

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method of modifying the permeability to water of a subterranean formation, the method comprising:introducing into the subterranean formation a composition comprising crosslinked expandable polymeric microparticles having an unexpanded volume average particle size diameter from about 0.05 to about 2,000 microns,
wherein the microparticles comprise labile internal crosslinks with a crosslinking agent content from about 50 to about 200,000 ppm of at least one labile crosslinker based on a molar ratio of said polymeric microparticles, wherein the labile crosslinks are capable of cleavage at or below neutral pH,
wherein the microparticles comprise from 0 to about 900 ppm of at least one non-labile crosslinker based on a molar ratio of said polymeric microparticles, and
wherein the at least one labile crosslinker is selected from at least one of the following structures 1-11, 13, and 15-26:

US Pat. No. 10,190,036

MULTIFUNCTIONAL FOAMING COMPOSITION WITH WETTABILITY MODIFYING, CORROSION INHIBITORY AND MINERAL SCALE INHIBITORY/DISPERSANTS PROPERTIES FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE AND ULTRA HIGH SALINITY

INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PE...

1. A multifunctional foaming composition, characterized by the combination of supramolecular complexes derived from the interaction of:(a) an alkyl amido propyl hydroxysultaine and/or alkyl amido propyl betaines and/or alkyl hydroxysultaines and/or alkyl betaines;
(b) an anionic surfactant, which is a mixture of
(b1) alkyl hydroxy sulphonates of sodium; and
(b2) alkenyl sulphonates of sodium;
(c) a cationic surfactant which is tetra-alkyl ammonium halides; and
optionally, (d) copolymers derived from itaconic acid/vinyl sulfonate of sodium and/or terpolymers derived from itaconic acid/sodium vinyl sulphonate/aconitic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,189,969

SILICA-BASED ORGANOGELS VIA HEXAHYDROTRIAZINE-BASED REACTIONS

International Business Ma...

1. An aerogel, comprising:a plurality of silica groups; and
a hexahydrotriazine group having at least one nitrogen atom that is covalently linked to at least one silica group in the plurality of silica groups by a linking group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,795

ARYL AMINE SUBSTITUTED QUINOXALINE USED AS ANTICANCER DRUGS

Kuen-Feng Chen, Taipei (...

1. An aryl amine substituted quinoxaline which is represented by Formula I(a) or Formula I(b)
wherein R1, R2 and R3 are same or different members selected from the group consisting of:

US Pat. No. 10,189,738

BUSHING WITH RIBBED TIP PLATE

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. A bushing system for producing fibers from a molten material, the bushing system comprising:a bushing that is configured to receive a molten material, the bushing comprising:
a plate that is configured to receive the molten material, the plate defining a first plurality of apertures through which the molten material flows, the plate having a longitudinal axis;
a first side wall disposed on a first side of the plate along the longitudinal axis;
a second side wall disposed on a second side of the plate opposite the first side wall, wherein:
the first side wall and the second side wall extend at an upward angle from the plate;
the first side wall and the second side wall are positioned along the longitudinal axis;
the plate further comprises a first plurality of ribs extending along at least a portion of the plate; and
each of the first plurality of ribs is positioned between two at least substantially coplanar portions of the plate;
a first side rail extending downward from the first side wall, wherein the first side rail comprises a plurality of embossed portions extending along a length of the first side rail; and
a second side rail extending downward from the second side wall, wherein the second side rail comprises a plurality of embossed portions extending along a length of the second side rail; and
a tip plate coupleable with the bushing such that the tip plate is disposed a distance below the plate, the tip plate being configured to receive the molten material from the bushing and defining a second plurality of apertures through which the molten material flows to form fibers, wherein the tip plate comprises a second plurality of ribs extending along at least a portion of the tip plate.

US Pat. No. 10,189,732

ALGAL-SLUDGE GRANULE FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND BIOENERGY FEEDSTOCK GENERATION

University of Massachuset...

1. A method comprising the steps of:providing a vessel configured to contain a water-based reaction medium;
placing in said vessel a mixture comprising a quantity of said water-based reaction medium and at least one microalgae including filamentous cyanobacteria, said water-based reaction medium comprising material that is consumable by a live bacterium or by a live protozoan present in said water-based reaction medium;
incubating said mixture comprising said quantity of said water-based reaction medium and said at least one microalgae including said filamentous cyanobacteria in said vessel under quiescent conditions and under at least intermittent illumination such that said filamentous cyanobacteria forms a supporting matrix that incorporates said live bacterium or said live protozoan into a biologically-active bioaggregate granule; and
recovering from said incubated mixture said biologically-active bioaggregate granule.

US Pat. No. 10,189,730

REDUCTION OF SUBSTANCES IN CONTAMINATED FLUIDS USING A NATURALLY OCCURRING BIOLOGICAL GROWTH MEDIA

NUVODA LLC, Raleigh, NC ...

1. A system to treat a fluid including one or more substances at a first concentration, the system comprising:(a) a contactor including:
(i) at least one inlet connection to receive a first portion of the fluid including the one or more substances at the first concentration;
(ii) at least one inlet connection to receive a biological growth media;
(iii) at least one inlet connection to receive a biological sludge (biosludge) that includes a microbial growth; and
(iv) at least one outlet connection to exhaust a mixture that includes the fluid, the biological growth media, and the microbial growth;
(b) an aerator including:
(i) at least one inlet connection to receive a remaining portion of the fluid containing the one or more substances at the first concentration;
(ii) at least one inlet connection fluidly coupled to the at least one contactor outlet connection, the at least one inlet connection fluidly coupled to the at least one contactor outlet connection to receive some or all of the mixture that includes the fluid, the biological growth media and the microbial growth;
(iii) at east one inlet connection to receive an oxygen containing gas;
(iv) at least one gas dispersion system to disperse the oxygen containing gas into the mixture to aerobically stimulate the formation of biosludge that includes at least microbial growth and biological growth media through the physiological consumption of at least a portion of the one or more substances by at least a portion of the microbial growth within the aerator;
(v) at least one outlet connection to exhaust at least a portion of the fluid including some or all of the one or more substances at a second concentration, the second concentration being less than the first concentration; and
(vi) at least one outlet connection to exhaust directly to the contactor, a first portion of a biosludge blanket formed in the aerator; and
(c) a separator to apportion a remaining portion of the biosludge blanket formed in the aerator into a separated biological growth media-rich component comprising at least about 60 wt % biological growth media and a biological component, the separator including:
(i) at least one inlet connection fluidly coupled to the aerator to receive the remaining portion of the biosludge blanket exhausted by the aerator;
(ii) at least one liquid/solid separations stage to apportion the remaining portion of the biosludge blanket into a fluid-rich portion from and a biosludge-rich portion;
(iii) at least one solid/solid separations stage to apportion at least some of the biosludge-rich portion into the separated biological growth media-rich component and a microbial growth-rich biological component;
(iv) at least one discharge connection to exhaust the portion of the fluid-rich portion;
(v) at least one discharge connection to exhaust the microbial growth-rich biological component; and
(vi) at least one discharge connection to exhaust at least a portion of the separated biological growth media-rich component to the contactor.

US Pat. No. 10,189,713

METHOD FOR PRODUCING CARBON NANOTUBE DISPERSION LIQUID, METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITE MATERIAL COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITE MATERIAL, COMPOSITE MATERIAL, AND COMPOSITE-MATERIAL SHAPED PRODUCT

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A method for producing a carbon nanotube dispersion liquid, comprising:(A) obtaining a carbon nanotube dispersion liquid by applying a shear force to a coarse dispersion liquid that includes carbon nanotubes having a specific surface area of 600 m2/g or more to whereby disperse the carbon nanotubes,
wherein the step (A) includes applying a back pressure to the carbon nanotube dispersion liquid, and
(B) reducing multi-stepwise the back pressure applied to the carbon nanotube dispersion liquid obtained by the step (A),
wherein the step (B) includes passing the carbon nanotube dispersion liquid through a plurality of pressure reducers connected in series.

US Pat. No. 10,189,654

TEST DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING, VERIFYING, AND/OR MANAGING ACCURACY

UNIVERSAL INSTRUMENTS COR...

1. A method comprising:picking a component with a pick and place nozzle of a pick and place machine, the component including a first magnetic element; and
placing the component on a surface of a test device with the pick and place nozzle, the test device including a second magnetic element, wherein a vacuum holding force of the pick and place nozzle when holding the component exceeds a force of magnetic attraction between the first magnetic element and the second magnetic element after the component is placed on the surface, wherein the surface is made of glass, and wherein the second magnetic element is a ferromagnetic layer that is located under the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,390

SPLIT WING ARMREST DUAL PAWL LATCH MECHANSIM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A latch assembly for a vehicle armrest, comprising:a pair of pawls fixed on opposite sides of a coupler, each pawl including a projection on each end thereof, and
a pair of paddles each engaging one of each pawls and configured to cause inward translation of at least one of the pawls in response to an actuation at one of the paddles, wherein an inward translation of one pawl causes, via the coupler, an inward translation of the other pawl to disengage the projections from a console.

US Pat. No. 10,189,384

STAMPING METHOD AND COMPONENTS PRODUCED THEREBY

JOHNSON CONTROLS GMBH, B...

1. A method for producing vehicle seat components through the working of a semifinished blank in a cutting manner, the method comprising:locally heating the semifinished blank in the area of an intended cutting line of the vehicle seat components to be cut out;
cutting out the vehicle seat components from the semifinished blank with a cutting device along the cutting line during or after the heating of the semifinished blank to create an entire edge area of the vehicle seat components, wherein the edge area comprises an entire peripheral surface of the vehicle seat components and openings in the vehicle seat components, wherein the semifinished blank is locally heated with the cutting device while the semifinished blank remains in the cutting device, and
wherein the vehicle seat components each comprise a base section delimited by the edge area;
partially heating the vehicle seat components with the cutting device while the vehicle seat components remain in the cutting device after having been cut from the semifinished blank such that all of and only the edge areas of the vehicle seat components are directly heated after the vehicle seat components have been cut; and
cooling the vehicle seat components through heat conduction into the cutting device after the cutting out of the vehicle seat components,
wherein the local heating of the semifinished blank and the partial heating of the vehicle seat components is achieved through the effect of heat radiation,
wherein all of the edge area of at least one of the vehicle seat components is hardened through the effect of heat radiation during the partial heating of the vehicle seat components.

US Pat. No. 10,189,365

CHARGING CONTROL SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A charging control system comprising:a vehicle configured to receive electric power from a residence and allow an in-vehicle electric storage device to be charged with the received electric power;
a monitoring device configured to monitor a use status of an electric appliance at the residence and a use status of the vehicle; and
a controller configured to:
identify the electric appliance correlated with the start of use of the vehicle based on the use status of the electric appliance monitored by the monitoring device and the use status of the vehicle;
learn a relationship between the use status of the identified electric appliance at the residence before a start of use of the vehicle and the use status of the vehicle;
estimate a start time of use of the vehicle based on the learned relationship and the use status of the identified electric appliance; and
calculate a charging start time based on the estimated start time of use of the vehicle and a required time to complete charging of the electric storage device, and provide an instruction to perform charging of the electric storage device;
wherein
the identified electric appliance includes a timer configured to preset a use time of the identified electric appliance, and
the controller is further configured to estimate the start time of use of the vehicle based on the use time preset in the identified electric appliance and the learned relationship.

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. 10,189,323

TRAILER COUPLING

Bosal ACPS Holding 2 B.V....

1. A trailer coupling including a ball neck, which is movable between an operative position and a rest position and which has a pivot bearing body arranged at a first end and a coupling ball arranged at a second end, a pivot bearing unit, which is arranged fixed to the vehicle and by means of which the pivot bearing body is received such that it is pivotal about a pivot axis between the operative position and the rest position, and a rotation blocking arrangement having at least two rotation blocking bodies, which are guided by means of a guide body to be movable in a guide direction having at least one component in the radial direction relative to the pivot axis, wherein, in the operative position, the rotation blocking bodies are movable into a rotation blocking position by a movement in the guide direction and, in this rotation blocking position, engage with a receptacle in the pivot bearing body in order to block a pivotal movement of the pivot bearing body about the pivot axis relative to the guide body, and are movable into a release position and, in this release position, are not in engagement with the respective receptacle, and having an actuating body which has a respective cam face, that runs transversely to the guide direction, for each of the rotation blocking bodies and which is arranged to be rotatable about the pivot axis and as a result of the rotary movement whereof in a direction of actuation the at least two rotation blocking bodies are movable and urgeable in the guide direction,a latching arrangement for the release position is provided which, in a release position of the actuating body, is movable between a latch release position that allows movement of the actuating body in relation to the guide body and a latching position that fixes the actuating body in relation to the guide body, and which is urged in the direction of the latching position by an energy store, at least in the release position of the actuating body, wherein the latching arrangement for the release position in the release position of the actuating body changes over to the latching positron automatically once the pivot bearing body has left a rotary position that corresponds to the operative position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,279

LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS AND MEDIUM FLATTENING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A medium flattening method when a medium is transported by being adhered to an adhesive layer which is on a surface of a transport belt, the method comprising:detecting a presence or absence of floating being generated in the medium on the transport belt using a first sensor;
executing a process for flattening to flatten the floating in the medium in the case where the floating exists;
confirming whether or not the floating in the medium is eliminated by executing the process for the flattening using a second sensor; and
transporting the medium, where the floating is eliminated using the process for the flattening, to a liquid discharge region of a liquid discharge section,
the executing of the process for the flattening including executing the process for the flattening with regard to the medium and liquid discharge with regard to the medium in parallel,
the process for the flattening being executed by moving a pressure roller that adheres the medium to the adhesive layer along a transport direction of the medium in an area between the first sensor and the second sensor in the transport direction.

US Pat. No. 10,189,265

PRINTING FLUID CARTRIDGE

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A printing fluid cartridge comprising:a housing; and
an assembly supported by the housing and comprising:
a molding; and
a non-fluid dispensing die electronic device embedded in the molding, wherein:
a thickness of the molding varies at different locations of the molding, and
the non-fluid dispensing die electronic device is buried in a thicker part of the molding.

US Pat. No. 10,189,252

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUSES FOR IMPROVING DROP VELOCITY UNIFORMITY, DROP MASS UNIFORMITY, AND DROP FORMATION

FUJIFILM DIMATIX, INC., ...

1. A method, comprising:determining image data for a plurality of droplet ejection devices;
converting the image data into converted data to be stored in an image buffer having first and second levels;
processing the converted data to determine cross-talk affected data for cross-talk between the plurality of droplet ejection devices; and
applying a multi-level waveform including a first level and a second level to the plurality of droplet ejection devices, wherein the second level of the multi-level waveform includes a first section having at least one compensating edge and a second section having at least one drive pulse, the at least one compensating edge has a compensating effect to compensate for cross-talk variation across the plurality of droplet ejection devices that is mapped to a third level of the image buffer, and wherein the first level of the multi-level waveform comprises the second section without the first section that is mapped to one of the first and second levels of the image buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,250

PRINTHEAD, ELEMENT SUBSTRATE, AND PRINTING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A printhead comprising:a plurality of element substrates that each include a first element substrate adjacent to a second element substrate in a first direction,
wherein a planar shape of each of the first element substrate and the second element substrate is quadrilateral that has a first side and a second side along the first direction,
wherein the quadrilateral of the first element substrate has a first element substrate oblique side close to the second element substrate, the first element substrate oblique side obliquely intersecting with both of the first side and the second side of the first element substrate,
wherein the quadrilateral of the second element substrate has a second element substrate oblique side close to the first element substrate side, the second element substrate oblique side obliquely intersecting with both of the first side and the second side of the second element,
wherein the first element substrate and the second element substrate each have a print element array in which a plurality of print elements are arrayed in the first direction, and each have a plurality of driving circuits that respectively correspond to the plurality of print elements, each corresponding print element and driving circuit being arranged in a second direction that intersects with both of the first direction and a third direction along the first element substrate oblique side and along the second element substrate oblique side, and each of the plurality of driving circuits being arranged on either a side of the first side or a side of the second side with respect to a print element corresponding to a driving circuit,
wherein a first print element array arranged in the first element substrate includes a first print element that is closest to the second element substrate in the first direction, and a second print element array arranged in the second element substrate includes a second print element that is closest to the first element substrate in the first direction, and
wherein an order of arrangement in the second direction of at least the first print element and a first driving circuit corresponding to the first print element is opposite to an order of arrangement in the second direction of the second print element and a second driving circuit corresponding to the second print element.

US Pat. No. 10,189,249

RECORDING ELEMENT SUBSTRATE, LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD, AND RECORDING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A recording element substrate comprising:a recording module including a plurality of recording elements and first logic circuits corresponding to the plurality of recording elements;
a memory module including a plurality of memory elements and second logic circuits corresponding to the plurality of memory elements;
a signal supply circuit configured to supply a signal for controlling the recording elements and a signal for controlling the memory elements; and
a common line configured to connect the signal supply circuit to the plurality of first logic circuits and the plurality of second logic circuits in common,
wherein the recording elements are arranged along an extending direction in which the common line extends, and the memory modules are disposed between the common line and the recording elements.

US Pat. No. 10,189,210

METHOD FOR PRINTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL PARTS WITH CRYSTALLIZATION KINETICS CONTROL

Stratasys, Inc., Eden Pr...

1. A method for printing a three-dimensional part with an additive manufacturing system, the method comprising:providing a part material compositionally including one or more semi-crystalline polymers and one or more secondary materials that are configured to retard crystallization of the one or more semi-crystalline polymers, wherein the one or more secondary materials are substantially miscible with the one or more semi-crystalline polymers;
melting the part material in the additive manufacturing system; and
forming at least a portion of a layer of the three-dimensional part from the melted part material in a build environment.

US Pat. No. 10,189,173

PNEUMATIC TOOL

Storm Pneumatic Tool Co.,...

1. A pneumatic tool, comprising:a main body being hollowed and having a receiving space, wherein one of two ends of the main body is assembled with a pneumatic motor, the pneumatic motor has a transmission shaft inserted into the receiving space, the transmission shaft comprises a transmission tooth portion, a connecting member is assembled in the other end of the main body and being slidable along an axial direction of the main body, one of two ends of the connecting member toward the receiving space forms a connecting portion, and the other end of the connecting member distant from the receiving space forms a knife assembling portion;
a driving gear rotatably assembled in the receiving space, wherein the driving gear has a gear groove portion, the gear groove portion is engaged with the transmission tooth portion, a protruding post is assembled on a portion of the driving gear from an axis of the driving gear;
a linking bar having a first end and a second opposite to the first end, wherein the first end of the linking bar is pin-jointed to the protruding post, so that the first end of the linking bar is pivotable relative to the protruding post, the first end of the linking bar is not shiftable relative to the protruding post, the second end of the linking bar is pin-jointed to the connecting portion of the connecting member, so that the second end of the linking bar is pivotable relative to the connecting portion of the connecting member, the second end of the linking bar is not shiftable relative to the connecting portion of the connecting member; and
wherein the first end of the linking bar has a first through hole, and a first slidable member is received in the first through hole, the first slidable member is hollowed and ring shaped, and the first slidable member has a first outer wall and a first inner wall, a shape of an outer periphery of the first outer wall corresponds to a shape of an inner periphery of the first through hole, the first outer wall of the first slidable member is abutted against the inner periphery of the first through hole, the protruding post has a post body, and a shape of the first inner wall corresponds to a shape of the post body of the protruding post, the post body of the protruding post is inserted into the first slidable member and abutted against the first inner wall of the first slidable member, and wherein the second end of the linking bar has a second through hole, and a second slidable member is received in the second through hole, the second slidable member is hollowed and ring shaped, and the second slidable member has a second outer wall and a second inner wall, a shape of an outer periphery of the second outer wall corresponds to a shape of an inner periphery of the second through hole, the second outer wall of the second slidable member is abutted against the inner periphery of the second through hole, a positioning post has a post body, and a shape of the second inner wall corresponds to a shape of the post body of the positioning post, the post body of the positioning post is inserted into the connecting portion and the second through hole of the linking bar, and the post body of the positioning post is abutted against the second inner wall of the second slidable member.

US Pat. No. 10,189,048

PEELING METHOD AND PEELING APPARATUS

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A peeling method comprising the steps of:a first step of forming a separation layer over a substrate;
a second step of forming a layer to be separated over the separation layer;
a third step of forming a peeling starting point by separating a part of the layer to be separated from the separation layer;
a fourth step of peeling the layer to be separated from the substrate using the peeling starting point; and
a liquid supplying step of supplying liquid to the peeling starting point,
wherein the fourth step includes a step of heating a first portion of the substrate and a step of cooling a second portion of the layer to be separated,
wherein the first portion includes a portion that is not separated from the layer to be separated after the fourth step, and
wherein the second portion includes a portion separated from the substrate after the fourth step.

US Pat. No. 10,188,967

FILTER ARRANGEMENT WITH SLIDER VALVE AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

POCARED DIAGNOSTICS LTD.,...

1. A filter arrangement for isolating particles from a fluid/particle mixture comprised of a body having:a) a top element having a top element first open channel extending thereacross, wherein the top element first open channel is open on an underside of the top element;
b) a bottom element having a bottom element first open channel extending thereacross, wherein the bottom element first open channel is open on an upper side of the bottom element and is adapted to receive a suction line;
c) wherein the top element is secured to the bottom element such that the underside of the top element is secured against the upper side of the bottom element and wherein the top element first open channel and bottom element first open channel align with one another;
d) a first filter element is positioned between the top element and the bottom element and overlapping with the top element first open channel and bottom element first open channel;
e) a first suction outlet in fluid communication with the bottom element first open channel through which a suction may be introduced into the bottom element first open channel;
f) a first particle inlet in fluid communication with the top element first open channel through which fluid with particles may be introduced into the top element first open channel and particles deposited upon the first filter element;
g) a first elution fluid inlet in fluid communication with the top element first open channel through which the elution fluid may be introduced into the top element first open channel to displace particles from the filter element;
h) a first particle outlet in fluid communication with the top element first open channel through which fluid with particles may exit from the top element first open channel;
i) a slider valve movable within a slider valve slot in the body, wherein the valve has a surface with a plurality of different valve channels extending therein which align with a plurality of body channels within the body, wherein the slider valve is movable laterally within the slider valve slot and may be precisely indexed at different positions, and wherein:
1) in a first position, valve channels of the slider valve are aligned to provide a fluid connection from the first particle inlet through the first filter element and to the first suction outlet;
2) in a second position, valve channels of the slider valve are aligned to provide a fluid connection from the first elution fluid inlet over the first filter element and to a first collector, while the fluid connection from the first particle inlet through the first filter element and to the first suction outlet is discontinued.

US Pat. No. 10,188,958

AUTOMATED DETECTION OF SURFACE LAYOUT

Anki, Inc., San Francisc...

1. A system comprising:a surface having a layout, and comprising a plurality of machine-readable codes, each machine-readable code identifying at least one characteristic of a portion of the surface;
a plurality of mobile agents configured to explore the surface contemporaneously with one another, each mobile agent comprising:
a propulsion mechanism, configured to impart motive force to cause the mobile agent to travel along the surface;
a sensor, configured to detect the machine-readable codes as the mobile agent travels along the surface;
a mobile wireless transceiver, configured to transmit at least one signal representing the detected machine-readable codes; and
a microcontroller, operatively coupled to control the operation of the propulsion mechanism, the sensor, and the mobile wireless transceiver; and
a host device, comprising:
a wireless transceiver, configured to receive signals representing detected machine-readable codes from the mobile agents;
a processor, operatively coupled to the wireless transceiver, configured to determine the layout of the surface by merging information from the signals received from at least two of the mobile agents; and
a storage device, operatively coupled to the wireless transceiver, configured to store a virtual representation of the surface based on the determined layout;
wherein the host device is configured to implement an entertainment activity for the plurality of mobile agents based on the virtual representation.

US Pat. No. 10,188,955

MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE

Big Red Fun, Inc., Schau...

1. A mobile entertainment apparatus comprisinga) a mobile platform comprising
i) a hitch;
ii) one or more axles;
iii) one or more wheels disposed on said one or more axles;
iv) one or more jacks disposed on a bottom side of said mobile platform;
v) an open deck portion disposed on a rear portion of said mobile platform;
vi) a right side rail;
vii) a left side rail;
b) an enclosure disposed on a top side of said mobile platform, said enclosure comprising
i) a right side wall;
ii) a left side wall;
iii) a rear wall;
iv) a front wall;
c) an obstructed access simulation device disposed on a top side of said mobile platform, said obstructed access simulation device comprising
i) a frame;
ii) one or more hinges attached to said frame;
iii) a door attached to said one or more hinges; and
iv) an obstruction device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,932

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT SYSTEM

1. A method of conducting a baseball tournament between baseball teams, the baseball tournament having a contest stage and an elimination stage, an electronic Data And Predictability Probability (“DAPP”) System used to determine the outcome of each instance of a player at-bat, the baseball teams made of players, the method comprising:a. matching a first set of baseball teams into opposing pairs of teams;
b. playing the opposing pairs of teams of the first set of baseball teams against one-another in a set of contest games;
i. the contest games using a pitcher selected from the group of: batting tee, soft toss, coach pitching, pitching machine, or a team-designated pitcher;
ii. during play, the DAPP System identifying each batter as he prepares to bat;
1. the batter identified using player order, or input via a field judge input or a coach input;
2. a player data file opened for the identified batter, the DAPP System prepared to save data to the player data file;
iii. after the ball is hit by the batter, the DAPP System taking sensor input from one or more sensors;
1. the DAPP System using the sensor input to determine ball trajectory, spin, and velocity;
2. the DAPP System saving the ball trajectory, spin, and velocity data in the player data file;
3. the DAPP System using input from one or more sensors to determine balls, strikes, and the probability of base hits;
iv. repeating step b, each time removing the losing team from the tournament until a predetermined number of teams remains, the predetermined number of teams forming a second set of teams;
c. matching the second set of baseball teams into opposing pairs of teams;
d. playing the second set of baseball teams against one-another in elimination games;
i. the elimination games using a second pitcher, the second pitcher selected from the group of: batting tee, soft toss, coach pitching, pitching machine, or a team-designated pitcher;
ii. during play, the DAPP System identifying each batter as he prepares to bat;
1. the batter identified using player order, or input via a field judge input or a coach input;
2. a player data file opened for the identified batter, the DAPP System prepared to save data to the player data file;
iii. after the ball is hit by the batter, the DAPP System taking sensor input from one or more sensors;
1. the DAPP System using the sensor input to determine ball trajectory, spin, and velocity;
2. the DAPP System saving the ball trajectory, spin, and velocity data in the player data file;
3. the DAPP System using input from one or more sensors to determine balls, strikes, and the probability of base hits;
iv. repeating step d until only a single team remains;
v. outputting the outcome to one or more displays.

US Pat. No. 10,188,927

CONVERTIBLE GOLF ALIGNMENT AND MEASUREMENT DEVICE

1. A golf device comprising:a first elongated portion including a hollow portion, a first end, and a second end, wherein the first elongated portion and the hollow portion are straight;
a second elongated portion including a hollow portion, a first end, and a second end, wherein the second elongated portion and the hollow portion are straight;
a hinge securing the first end of the first elongated portion and the first end of the second elongated portion, wherein the first elongated portion and the second elongated portion are configured to form a 180 degree angle at the hinge in a first configuration and a 90 degree angle at the hinge in a second configuration; and
a first arch portion and a second arch portion, which are made from a flexible material, wherein the first arch portion is concealed inside the hollow portion of the first elongated portion and includes a first slideable end and a second end, wherein the first slideable end of the first arch portion includes a first keeper which is slideably engageable inside the first elongated portion in a lengthwise direction of the first elongated portion until reaching a first stop at the second end of the first elongated portion, and wherein the second arch portion is concealed inside the hollow portion of the second elongated portion and includes a first slideable end and a second end, wherein the first slideable end of the second arch portion includes a second keeper which is slideably engageable inside the second elongated portion in a lengthwise direction of the second elongated portion until reaching a second stop at the second end of the second elongated portion, wherein the second end of the second arch portion is configured to couple to the second end of the first arch portion, wherein the first and second arch portions are exposed outside of the hollow portions as a result of the first and second arch portions being pulled from inside the hollow portions from the second ends of the first and second elongated portions in the lengthwise direction and wherein the first and second arch portions form an arch from the second end of the first elongated portion to the second end of the second elongated portion when the first slideable end reaches the second end of the first elongated portion, when the second slideable end reaches the second end of the second elongated portion, when the first arch portion from the first elongated portion and the second arch portion from the second elongated portion are coupled together at the second ends of the first and second arch portions, and when the first elongated portion and the second elongated portion form the 90 degree angle at the hinge, the arch having a constant radius with a length from the hinge to the first and second arch portions.

US Pat. No. 10,188,852

PATCH ABLE TO PRODUCE MICROCURRENTS

FASTMEDITALIA S.R.L., De...

1. A patch able to produce microcurrents, comprising:a support for electrodes spaced from each other and able to create voltages typical of galvanic piles, the support comprising a moisture-permeable membrane;
connection means between said electrodes;
an adhesive layer applied on one side of said support and able to adhere to the skin; and
a protection liner applied on the adhesive layer,
wherein the connection means are defined by a material avid of moisture impregnating the membrane that captures sweat fluid molecules when in contact with skin, allowing for ion exchange between the electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,188,763

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SANITIZING STETHOSCOPE HEADS

1. A method for santizing a stethoscope head having a diaphragm and a bell, the method comprising:providing an apparatus configured to apply a sanitizing fluid to the stethescope head, the apparatus comprising:
a housing shaped to retain a sanitizing fluid; and
an applicator pad connected to the housing and in selective fluid communication with the sanitizing fluid, the applicator pad comprising a raised portion having a substantially hemi-spherical shape configured to at least partially extend into an interior region of the bell of the stethoscope head when the bell is placed against the raised portion;
dispensing the santizing fluid from the housing and unto the applicator pad, the applicator pad formed from a porous, absorbent material that absorbs the sanitizing fluid when the sanitizing fluid dispenses out of the housing and onto the applicator pad; and
applying the sanitizing fluid to the bell of the stethoscope head by placing the interior region of the bell against the raised portion of the applicator pad.

US Pat. No. 10,188,754

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CHEMICAL EXCHANGE SATURATION TRANSFER (CEST) BASED MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. A method of producing a magnetic resonance (MR) image of a target, comprising:introducing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent to the target; and
imaging the target using a Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) or frequency labeled exchange (FLEX) based MRI technique to produce the MR image of the target,
wherein the MRI contrast agent is a compound of Formula (I), or a salt or stereoisomer thereof:
wherein:R1 and R2 are each independently H, SR, phosphorus, alkyl, amino, alkoxyl, cycloalkyl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclic, heteroaryl-alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)-alkyl, or —C(O)O-alkyl; or R1, and R2, taken together with the bonds they are attached to, form an aryl or heteroaryl group; wherein said amino, alkyl, alkoxyl, cycloalkyl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclic, heteroaryl-alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)-alkyl, or —C(O)O-alkyl moiety is optionally substituted;
when Y is O, R3 is H, and when Y is NR5, R3 is selected from the group consisting of H, phosphorus, alkyl, —S(O)2R, cycloalkyl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclic, heteroaryl-alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)-alkyl, or —C(O)O-alkyl, wherein said alkyl, cycloalkyl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclic, heteroaryl-alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)-alkyl, or —C(O)O-alkyl moiety is optionally substituted, provided that at least one of R3 and R5 is H;
R4 is H, phosphorus, halogen, SR, hydroxyl, amino, alkoxyl, alkyl, cycloalkyl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclic, heteroaryl-alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)-alkyl, or —C(O)O-alkyl, wherein said alkyl, amino, alkoxyl, cycloalkyl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclic, heteroaryl-alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)-alkyl, —C(O)O-alkyl moiety is optionally substituted; and
X is O, NR5, alkyl, or S;
Y is O or NR5; and
wherein each R5 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclic, heteroaryl-alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)— alkyl, or —C(O)O-alkyl, wherein said alkyl, cycloalkyl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclic, heteroaryl-alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)-alkyl, or —C(O)O-alkyl moiety is optionally substituted.

US Pat. No. 10,188,658

THERAPEUTIC USE OF DIAMINOPHENOTHIAZINES

WisTa Laboratories Ltd., ...

1. A method of treating a cognitive or CNS disorder in a patient, comprising orally administering to said patient a delayed-release formulation of a dosage unit containinga 3,7-diaminophenothiazine (DAPTZ) compound in stable crystalline reduced form as active ingredient, selected from compounds of the following formula and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, and hydrates thereof:
wherein:each of R1 and R9 is independently selected from: —H;
each of R3NA and R3NB is independently selected from: —H, C2-4alkenyl, and halogenated C1-4alkyl;
each of R7NA and R7NB is independently selected from: —H, C2-4alkenyl, and halogenated C1-4alkyl;
each of HX1 and HX2 is independently a protic acid, wherein X1 is an element or compound forming the conjugate base of the protic acid HX1, and X2 is an element or compound forming the conjugate base of the protic acid HX2; and
wherein if any of HX1 and HX2 are hydrohalic acids, then each are independently selected from HCl or HBr,wherein the delayed-release formulation releases less than 50% of the compound in 6 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,188,587

DENTAL COMPOSITION

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. Dental composite comprising(i) a polymerizable composition obtainable by reacting a mixture comprising:
(a) x equivalents of one or more compounds of the following formula (I):

wherein
L? is an (l+1)-valent hydrocarbon group which may contain in its backbone 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen atoms and sulfur atoms and which may be substituted by one or more hydroxyl groups or groups COOL? wherein L? is a polymerizable moiety;
1 is an integer of from 1 to 3;
(b) y equivalents of one or more compounds of the following formula (IIa), (IIb) and/or (IIc):

wherein
n is an integer of from 1 to 3,
Y may be present or absent, and when present represents a carbonyl group;
Y? independently may be present or absent, represents a carbonyl group;
Rm which may be the same or different represent 1 to 3 substituents selected from halogen atoms, alkyl groups, and alkoxy groups, or wherein two Rm form together with the carbon atoms of the ring to which they are bonded an annelated aromatic ring; and
(c) z equivalents of one or more compounds of the following formula (III):

wherein
R1 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group;
k is an integer of from 1 to 3, whereby
when k is 1, 2 or 3, then L is a (k+1)-valent hydrocarbon group which may contain 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen atoms and sulfur atoms, and X is a carboxylic acid group, or a hydroxyl group bonded to an aromatic ring forming part of L; or
wherein 0.05?x/y?0.66, and 2y?fx?z?1.5(2y?fx),
wherein x, y, and z are the molar equivalents of components (a), (b) and (c) and f is the mean acid functionality of component (a):
wherein l is as defined in formula (I); andoptionally reacting the hydroxyl groups and/or carboxylic acid groups on L? of the reaction product of the mixture with a compound having a polymerizable double bond; and
(ii) a particulate filler.

US Pat. No. 10,188,572

STIRRUPS DEVICES

Rapid Deployment Stirrups...

1. A device for facilitating a medical examination, comprising:a transverse member having a first end, a second end opposite said first end, and a horizontal axis extending from said first end to said second end;
first and second connectors fastened to corresponding ones of said first and second ends of said transverse member, each of said first and second connectors having a bracket and a hinge affixed thereto; and
first and second stirrups assemblies pivotally attached to corresponding first and second ones of said hinges, each of said stirrups assemblies having:
a stanchion having a first end, a second end opposite said first end, and a longitudinal axis extending from said first end of said stanchion to said second end of said stanchion, said first end of said stanchion being pivotally affixed to said hinge such that said longitudinal axis of said stanchion can be selectively oriented in (i) a first orientation substantially parallel to said horizontal axis of said transverse member, (ii) a second orientation along a vertical axis substantially perpendicular to said horizontal axis of said transverse member, and (iii) a third orientation along a normal axis substantially perpendicular to said horizontal axis of said transverse member and substantially perpendicular to said vertical axis,
a stirrup support having a first portion that is substantially parallel to said longitudinal axis of said stanchion and a second portion that is substantially perpendicular to said longitudinal axis of said stanchion, one end of said first portion of said stirrup support being mounted in said second end of said stanchion such that said first portion is telescopically extensible from said second end of said stanchion along said longitudinal axis of said stanchion, and an opposite end of said first portion of said stirrup support being attached to said second portion of said stirrup support,
a multi-positional foot support stirrup slideably positioned along said stanchion, and
a soft stirrup attached to said second portion of said stirrup support.

US Pat. No. 10,188,562

DISPOSABLE DIAPER AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A DISPOSABLE DIAPER

UNICHARM CORPORATION, Eh...

1. A disposable diaper, comprising:a front waistline region, a rear waistline region, a crotch region positioned between the front waistline region and the rear waistline region;
a product longitudinal direction from the front waistline region towards the rear waistline region, and a product widthwise direction perpendicular to the product longitudinal direction;
a skin-surface side sheet adapted to face toward a body of a wearer when the diaper is worn;
a non-skin surface side sheet adapted to face away from the body of the wearer when the diaper is worn;
an absorber arranged between the skin-surface side sheet and the non-skin surface side sheet, running across the crotch region in the product longitudinal direction, and extending from the crotch region to at least either one of the front waistline region and rear waistline region;
a waistline retaining unit disposed in the front and rear waistline regions and adapted to hold the disposable diaper onto the body of the wearer;
leg stretching units arranged along leg hole openings provided on an outer side of the absorber in the product widthwise direction, said leg stretching unit being configured to expand and contract along the product longitudinal direction; and
diaper ends defining an outer circumference of the disposable diaper,
wherein
the leg stretching units are arranged between the skin-surface side sheet and the non-skin surface side sheet,
in a plan view of the disposable diaper, the leg stretching units are arranged on an inner side of the diaper ends in the product longitudinal direction or on the inner side of the diaper ends in the product widthwise direction,
the leg stretching units have ends opposing each other in the product longitudinal direction,
a part of the waistline retaining unit is arranged in at least one of
a first region on an outer side in the product longitudinal direction from the ends of the leg stretching units, or
a second region on an outer side in the product widthwise direction from the ends of the leg stretching units,
a joint region where the skin-surface side sheet and the non-skin surface side sheet are joined is provided along the diaper ends in at least one of the first region or the second region,
a first adhesive is applied at an interval, on the skin-surface side sheet of the first region and the second region, based on a first application pattern, and
a second adhesive is applied at an interval, on the non-skin surface side sheet of the first region and the second region, based on a second application pattern different from the first application pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,188,555

SHEAR RESISTANT WOUND DRESSING FOR USE IN VACUUM WOUND THERAPY

1. A negative pressure wound therapy dressing comprising:a backing layer comprising a flexible polymeric membrane, the backing layer including a lower wound facing side, an upper side opposite the lower wound facing side, and an aperture extending through the backing layer;
a porous layer disposed below the lower wound facing side of the backing layer;
an absorbent filler, wherein the absorbent filler is configured to be in fluid communication with the porous layer and configured to collect exudate removed from a wound; and
a vacuum port configured to be fluidically connected, via a tube, to a negative pressure source, wherein the vacuum port comprises:
a flange having an underside and a top side, wherein the underside of the flange has an opening positioned over the aperture in the backing layer and the underside of the flange is positioned on the upper side of the backing layer; and
a connector extending above the flange, the connector configured to be connected to the tube;
a screen positioned across the opening on the underside of the flange configured to prevent migration of particles into the vacuum port, wherein the screen comprises openings having a size configured to prevent migration of particles into the vacuum port, the size of the openings being large enough for liquid wound exudate to pass through the screen.

US Pat. No. 10,188,519

LASER-ASSISTED MACHINING (LAM) OF HARD TISSUES AND BONES

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS...

1. A method of laser-assisted machining of a bone, comprising the steps of:a) determining a target bone volume to be machined;
b) calculating a temperature-dependent material properties of the target bone volume to be machined;
c) defining a dumbbell laser beam profile for the target bone volume to be machined;
d) scanning a focused laser beam along a surface area axis of the target bone volume at a machining rate using the dumbbell laser beam profile; and
e) ejecting a bone residue from the determined target bone volume creating a machined void in the bone;
wherein the machining rate is determined from a laser power output, the target bone volume, a diameter of the focused laser beam, a laser scanning speed, a residence time, and a laser energy density (LED); and wherein the focused laser beam provides a narrow beam with a high power density and having low heat affected zones on the target bone volume; and wherein a governing equation for a whole geometry boundary conditions of the target bone volume is:

wherein, x is an X-coordinate in a three dimensional space (m); y is a Y-coordinate in a three dimensional space (m); p is Density (kg/m3); Cp is specific heat at constant pressure (J/kg·K); T is Temperature (K, Kelvin); t is Time (s, seconds) and k is thermal conductivity (W/m·K).

US Pat. No. 10,188,492

NAPKIN BAND WITH DENTAL FLOSS

1. A napkin band, the napkin band comprising:a generally rectangular portion;
a sealed pocket located generally along the length of the rectangular portion;
a length of dental floss located inside the sealed pocket; and
wherein the sealed pocket is formed from a portion of the generally rectangular portion folded back upon the rectangular portion, and where the sealed pocket is sealed along its length and ends by an adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,188,486

DENTAL IMPRESSION, DRILLING TEMPLATE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A RELATIVE LOCATION FOR CREATING A DRILLING TEMPLATE

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A dental positioning apparatus, comprising: a dental impression that includes:an underside having a negative form of at least one partial area of a jaw and at least one implant site located in the partial area of the jaw, and
a connecting part comprising a recess formed in an upper surface of the dental impression, opposite the underside, in an area of the negative form of the implant site, wherein the connecting part has a longitudinal axis defined along a depth direction of the recess, and wherein a cross-sectional profile of the recess in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis is rotationally asymmetric about the longitudinal axis,
wherein the dental impression is formed from an impression compound capable of a first physical state, where the impression compound is a malleable solid, and a second physical state, where the impression compound is a non-malleable solid; anda positioning aid component that comprises a positioning aid component connecting partwherein a cross-sectional profile of the positioning aid component connecting part, in the plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, corresponds to the cross-sectional profile of the recess, and
wherein a portion of the positioning aid component protrudes from the recess formed in the upper surface of the dental impression when inserted in the recess; and
a drill guide that includes a drill guide connecting part, wherein a cross-sectional profile of the drill guide connecting part, in the plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, corresponds to the cross-sectional profile of the recess,
wherein an entire outer periphery of the positioning aid component connecting part is dimensioned to fit within the recess formed in the upper surface of the dental impression, andwherein an entire outer periphery of the drill guide connecting part is dimensioned to fit within the recess formed in the upper surface of the dental impression.

US Pat. No. 10,188,447

ELECTROSURGICAL SYSTEM

GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED, C...

1. An electrosurgical system comprising:an electrosurgical generator;
a source of ionisable gas;
a controller; and
an electrosurgical instrument, the electrosurgical generator including a source of RF energy, the system also including a first connector and the electrosurgical instrument including a second connector,
the first connector being configured to connect with the second connector,
the first connector comprising a first set of at least three connector components,
the second connector comprising a second set of at least three connector components,
each of the three connector components of the first set being configured to connect to and disconnect from a respective one of the at least three connector components of the second set,
a connection between the first connector component of the first set and the first connector component of the second set is configured to allow the electrosurgical generator to deliver an RF energy output from the source of RF energy to the electrosurgical instrument,
a connection between the second connector component of the first set and the second connector component of the second set is configured to allow the source of ionisable gas to deliver a supply of ionisable gas to the electrosurgical instrument,
a connection between the third connector component of the first set and the third connector component of the second set is configured to allow the controller to identify the electrosurgical instrument, and
the third connector component of the first set being configured to connect to the third connector component of the second set only after the first connector component of the first set is connected to the first connector component of the second set and the second connector component of the first set is connected to the second connector component of the second set, wherein the controller is adapted to inhibit the supply of RF energy until after the controller has successfully identified the electrosurgical instrument.

US Pat. No. 10,188,432

SNAP-ON MULTI-PLANAR AND MONO-PLANAR RECEIVER ASSEMBLIES HAVING INTEGRAL AND MULTI-PART MULTIPURPOSE POSITIONERS FOR PIVOTING AND NON-PIVOTING RETAINERS

16. A pivotal bone anchor assembly for securing an elongate rod to a bone, the bone anchor assembly comprising:a bone anchor having a capture portion and an integral anchor portion extending distally from the capture portion for fixation to the bone;
a receiver comprising a base defining a cavity having a bottom opening in communication with a bottom surface of the base and a pair of integral arms extending upwardly from the base to define a U-shaped channel configured to receive the elongate rod, the U-shaped channel being in communication with the cavity and the cavity having an internal circumferential recess above the bottom opening;
a retainer expandable within the circumferential recess and having an inner surface operable to capture the bone anchor capture portion; and
a positioner disposed within the receiver cavity and engaged with the retainer to stabilize and centralize the retainer within the receiver cavity above a lower portion of the cavity adjacent the bottom opening and entirely spaced from internal surfaces of the receiver cavity, prior to receiving the capture portion of the bone anchor,
wherein, upon insertion of the bone anchor capture portion into the receiver cavity through the bottom opening, the retainer is released from the positioner and moved to the lower portion of the cavity, thereby allowing the retainer inner surface to capture and hold the bone anchor capture portion within the receiver cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,188,323

SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, AND METHODS FOR USING EYEWEAR, OR OTHER WEARABLE ITEM, TO CONFIRM THE IDENTITY OF AN INDIVIDUAL

Vision Service Plan, Ran...

1. A method of providing a particular individual with access to a computer system or computer program, the method comprising:a. receiving at least one wireless signal from a pair of computerized eyewear, the at least one wireless signal comprising a unique identifier associated with the particular individual;
b. at least partially in response to receiving the at least one wireless signal, comparing the unique identifier with a stored identifier for the particular individual; and
c. at least partially in response to determining that the unique identifier at least partially matches the stored identifier, providing the particular individual with access to the computer system or computer program.

US Pat. No. 10,188,277

OTOSCOPE AND OTOSCOPIC METHOD BASED ON SPECTRAL ANALYSIS

Helen of Troy Limited, B...

1. A method of automatically identifying or locating an eardrum in a subject's outer ear, by means of an otoscope device, comprising the steps:providing an otoscope including:
a head portion configured to be introduced in an ear canal of the subject's outer ear, the head portion including an electronic imaging unit operable to capture at least one image of the subject's outer ear including the eardrum;
an electronic and/or optic processing unit operable to determine spectral information; and
at least one source of radiation connected to and controlled by the electronic and/or optic processing unit, the at least one source of radiation configured for emitting blue light and/or UV radiation;
introducing the head portion including the electronic imaging unit into the ear canal of the subject's outer ear;
introducing the at least one source of radiation into the ear canal and radiating the ear canal by means of the at least one source of radiation;
capturing at least one image of the subject's outer ear including the eardrum, by means of the electronic imaging unit, based on reflected radiation of radiation emitted by the at least one source of radiation;
determining and analyzing spatially resolved spectral information by means of the electronic and/or optic processing unit; and
automatically identifying or locating the eardrum by means of the electronic and/or optic processing unit in the at least one image by distinguishing the eardrum from surrounding tissue based on a specific amount of blue components and/or UV components within the at least one image of the subject's outer ear.

US Pat. No. 10,188,191

LIP EXFOLIATING DEVICE

1. A lip exfoliator comprising:an exfoliant comprising an active surface, wherein the active surface is composed of an insoluble dry abrasive material comprising a binding agent that holds in place exfoliating particles;
a bottom section comprising an attachment surface;
a binding mechanism configured to attach the exfoliant to the bottom section, wherein the binding mechanism comprises a solid body that at least partially covers the exfoliant; and
a cap configured to attach to the solid body, wherein the cap covers the active surface when attached to the solid body, and
wherein the attachment surface is adapted to attach to an end of a lip balm by an adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,188,094

BREATH-POWERED VAPOR DISTRIBUTION DEVICE

Wyndscent, LLC, Belmont,...

1. A scent material distribution device that uses a person's exhaled breath as an airflow that distributes the scent material from the device; the device comprising:a body having an inlet and an outlet;
the body defining an airflow channel extending from the inlet to the outlet;
a power source;
a liquid scent material supply;
an electric burner that is selectively powered by the power source to rapidly vaporize a liquid scent material from the liquid scent material supply;
the electric burner being in fluid communication with the airflow channel at a first location such that vapor created by the burner can be distributed from the outlet;
a one-way valve;
the one-way valve being disposed along the airflow channel between the inlet and the first location; the one-way valve preventing vaporized scent material from the electric burner from being inhaled by the user through the inlet; the one-way valve allowing exhaled breath to flow from the inlet to the outlet; and
the first location being disposed along the airflow channel intermediate the one-way valve and the outlet such that exhaled breath passes through the one-way valve to move the vaporized scent material along the airflow channel to the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,188,086

INSECT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. A method to separate crickets from a cricket and gas mixture, the method includes:(a) providing:
a separator having an input and an output, the input is configured to accept a cricket and gas mixture, the separator is configured to separate crickets from the cricket and gas mixture and output a cricket-depleted gas stream via said output, the cricket-depleted gas stream has a reduced amount of crickets relative to the cricket and gas mixture; and
(b) separating crickets from the cricket and gas mixture to form a cricket-depleted gas stream that has a reduced amount of crickets relative to the cricket and gas mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,188,084

INSECT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. A insect breeding system comprising:a roller positioned along a conveyor path;
a breeding material positioned on the roller;
a water source positioned on the conveyor path to apply water to the breeding material;
a motor coupled to the roller to drive the roller and rotate the roller and move the breeding material along the conveyor path and past the water source; and
a sensor configured to analyze at least a portion of the breeding material;
wherein:
the sensor is selected from the group consisting of an optical sensor, a digital camera, a motion sensor, an active infrared sensor, a passive infrared sensor, a microwave motion sensor, a continuous wave radar motion sensor, a vibration motion sensor, an infrared (IR) sensor, an ultrasonic sensor, a proximity sensor, a touch sensor, a mass sensor, a laser sensor, and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,188,042

ROUND BALER WITH BALE WRAPPER

1. A round baler with a bale wrapper wherein the bale wrapper comprises:a bale wrapping unit which rotates about a vertical axis of rotation and has rotation arms which extend parallel to the axis of rotation and which support reels of wrapping material guided inside an action region of the bale wrapping unit extending transversely and longitudinally relative to the axis of rotation, wherein a delimiting rod linkage is arranged on the round baler or on the bale wrapper and extends at the back of the round baler and is capable of pivoting from an upper position located above the bale wrapping unit into a lower position located around the rear and sides of the bale wrapping unit, the delimiting rod linkage being narrower in the transverse direction of the round baler when in the upper position.
US Pat. No. 10,190,182

METHODS FOR ENZYME MEDIATED POLYPEPTIDE CONJUGATION

HOFFMANN LA-ROCHE INC., ...

1. A method for producing an enzymatic conjugation product of two polypeptides comprising the following stepsincubating
i) a first polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence LPXTG (SEQ ID NO: 20, wherein X can be any amino acid residue),
ii) a second polypeptide that comprises i) an alaninyl compound at its N-terminus, or ii) an oligo-alanine Am (m =2 (SEQ ID NO: 26), or 3 (SEQ ID NO: 27), or 4 (SEQ ID NO: 28), or 5 (SEQ ID NO: 29)), or iii) a cysteine amino acid residue followed by one to three alanine amino acid residues at its N-terminus,
iii) a third polypeptide with sortase activity which is derived from Staphylococcus aureus Sortase A, and
recovering the conjugate from the reaction mixture and thereby producing the enzymatic conjugation product of two polypeptides.
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. 10,192,024

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATION AND USE OF OPTIMAL NUCLEOTIDE FLOW ORDERS

454 Life Sciences Corpora...

1. A method for sequencing a nucleic acid template using a flow order that minimizes the accumulation of phasic synchrony error in sequence data, comprising the steps of:(a) introducing a numerically generated sequential ordering of nucleotide species comprising a k-base length into a sequencing by synthesis reaction environment, wherein the numerically generated sequential ordering of nucleotide species comprises a predetermined series of flows of nucleotide species that is generated by
(i) simulating expected flowgram signals that would be generated using a sequencing by synthesis method to acquire sequence data from one or more known reference sequences, wherein the sequence data comprises an accumulation of phasic synchrony error from the one or more known reference sequences and
(ii) selecting the series of flows of nucleotide species that demonstrates a high read length characteristic and a low extension rate characteristic for the one or more known reference sequences, wherein the high read length characteristic is greater than about 400 bp and the low extension rate characteristic is less than or equal to 0.55 bp/flow;
(b) acquiring signals from the sequencing by synthesis reaction environment in response to incorporation of the nucleotide species in an extension reaction of one or more populations of substantially identical nucleic acid template molecules, wherein the signals comprise a measure of error from a subset of nucleic acid template molecules from one or more of the populations fall behind a phase of extension; and
(c) cyclically repeating the introduction of the numerically generated sequential ordering of nucleotide species and acquisition of signals for a number of iterations, wherein the subset of nucleic acid molecules re-synchronize with the phase of extension that reduces the measure of error due to the high read length characteristic and the low extension rate characteristic of the sequential ordering.
US Pat. No. 10,192,027

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RNA ANALYSIS IN FUNCTIONAL CONFIRMATION OF CANCER MUTATIONS

FIVE3 GENOMICS, LLC, San...

1. A computer assisted method of treating a patient having cancer, comprising:obtaining or generating a genomic data set and a transcriptomic data set;
wherein the genomic data set includes DNA sequence data that is representative of a mutation in at least one tumor-associated gene of a diseased tissue of the patient, and wherein the mutation is relative to a normal tissue of the patient;
wherein the transcriptomic data set includes 1) RNA sequence data that is representative of the mutation in the at least one tumor-associated gene and 2) RNA expression level data of the at least one tumor-associated gene of the diseased tissue of the patient, and wherein the mutation and expression level are relative to the normal tissue of the patient;
using a sequence analysis engine to:
(a) associate the transcriptomic data set with the genomic data set using the mutation;
(b) identify the mutation as a nonsense mutation, and upon identification of the mutation as nonsense mutation to:
(c) identify a position of the mutation within the 3?-end portion of the at least one gene; and
(d) identify the expression level of the at least one gene; and
treating the patient by targeting the at least one gene when the identified position is a position in the 3-terminal portion of the gene and the identified expression level is above an expression level relative to the normal tissue.
US Pat. No. 10,188,700

USE OF HAPTOGLOBIN SUBUNIT FOR PROMOTING ANGIOGENESIS

TAIPEI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY...

1. A method for promotion of angiogenesis, comprising:administering a modified haptoglobin subunit to a subject in need thereof, the modified haptoglobin subunit comprising an amino acid sequence selected from one of SEQ ID NOs: 1-3.
US Pat. No. 10,189,988

HIGH-CTI AND HALOGEN-FREE EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION FOR COPPER-CLAD PLATES AND USE THEREOF

ZHUHAI EPOXY BASE ELECTRO...

1. A high-CTI and halogen-free epoxy resin composition for copper-clad plates, comprising:100 to 140 parts by weight of halogen-free phosphorous epoxy resin;
10 to 35 parts by weight of dicyclopentadiene phenolic epoxy resin;
1 to 5 parts by weight of phenolic resin;
32 to 60 parts by weight of benzoxazine;
0.05 to 0.5 parts by weight of curing accelerant; and
25 to 70 parts by weight of filler.
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. 10,190,011

INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK JET INK COMPOSITION, AND INK SET

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An ink jet recording method comprising:forming a first image layer by ejecting a first ink composition that contains resin particles, an organic solvent, and water on a recording medium by an ink jet method;
first drying in which 80% by mass or more of water contained in the first ink composition of the first image layer is evaporated; and
forming a second image layer by ejecting a second ink composition that contains water, and an organic solvent by which the resin particles contained in the first ink composition dissolve or swell on the first image layer subjected to the first drying by the ink jet method,
wherein the content of an organic solvent having a normal boiling point of higher than 250° C. in the first ink composition and the second ink composition is 2% by mass or less, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,188,736

SURFACTANT COMPOSITION

Enza Biotech AB, Lund (S...

1. A surfactant composition comprising a binary mixture of two different alkylglycosides having the formulaeCnGm1 and CnGm2
wherein
C is an alkyl group;
n is the number of carbon atoms in the alkyl group and is 14 to 24;
said alkyl group being unbranched or branched, saturated or unsaturated, derivatised or non-derivatised;
G is a saccharide residue containing 5 to 6 carbon atoms;
m1 is a number from 4 to 20; and
m2 is a number from 4 to 20, wherein m1 and m2 are different;
wherein the composition contains only two alkyl glycosides.
US Pat. No. 10,189,012

PREPARATION OF CATALYST

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A process for hydrocracking a hydrocarbonaceous feedstock, which process comprises: contacting a gaseous feedstock at a reaction temperature in the range of 250 to 500° C. and a total pressure at the reactor inlet in the range of from 3×106 to 3×107 Pa in the presence of hydrogen with a hydroconversion catalyst in which the gaseous feedstock contains less than 150 parts per million by weight of ammonia;wherein said hydroconversion catalyst is made by the method comprising;
(a) preparing an aqueous mixture containing aluminum sulfate and having a pH in the range of from 1.0 to 6.5;
(b) adding alkali metal aluminate to the mixture obtained in step (a) to increase the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 7.1 to 12;
(c) adding aluminum sulfate to the mixture obtained in step (b) to lower the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 1.5 to 6.5;
(d) adding alkali metal silicate to the mixture obtained in step (c) to increase the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 6.5 to 11;
(e) adding aluminium sulfate to the mixture obtained in step (d) to lower the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 1.5 to 7.0; and
(f) adding alkali metal aluminate to the mixture obtained in step (e) to increase the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 7.5 to 12,
wherein the final steps of the preparation process are;
(v) adding aluminum sulfate to the mixture obtained in a process comprising steps (a)-(d) to lower the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 2 to 8;
(w) adding alkali metal silicate to the mixture obtained in step (v) to increase the pH of the mixture,
(x) adding to the mixture obtained in step (w) (i) alkali metal aluminate to change the pH of the mixture to of from 7.8 to 12 and (ii) aluminum sulfate to change the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 1.5 to 7.7, wherein step (i) can precede or succeed step (ii),
(y) treating the mixture obtained in step (x) with an alkali metal hydroxide solution having a pH of from 7.5 to 12,
(z) recovering a precipitate solid from the mixture obtained in step (y) to provide a recovered precipitate;
(zz) washing with water the recovered precipitate and drying the recovered and washed precipitate by flash drying, belt drying or spray drying to obtain a dried silica-alumina composition containing of from 30 to 70% wt silica and of from 70 to 30% wt of alumina, and having a surface area of from 320 m2/g to 450 m2/g, and
subsequently shaping the dried silica-alumina composition to provide a shaped silica-alumina composition and compositing the shaped silica-alumina composition with one or more metals or metal compounds which metals have been selected from the group consisting of Group VIB and Group VIII metals to obtain a hydrocarbon conversion catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,189,016

NANO-TO-NANO FE/PPM PD CATALYSIS OF CROSS-COUPLING REACTIONS IN WATER

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. An aqueous micellar composition in a reaction solvent for enabling cross-coupling reactions containing organometallic nanoparticles (NPs) as catalyst, comprising:a) an element selected from the group consisting of Fe, C, H, O, Mg, and a halide, or the entire combination thereof; and
b) palladium (Pd), or at least one other metal selected from the group consisting of Pt, Au, Ni, Co, Cu and Mn, or a mixture thereof; wherein the catalyst (NPs) is prepared from a reduction of an iron salt or an iron complex in a solvent and in the presence of a ligand using a reducing agent.
US Pat. No. 10,188,065

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH316064

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH316064, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV833038 with a second plant of variety CV950930, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV833038 and CV950930 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-124484 and PTA-121094, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,188,071

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR CL1460258

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A plant, a plant part, or a seed of soybean variety CL1460258, wherein a representative sample of seed of said soybean variety CL1460258 has been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-123842.
US Pat. No. 10,188,073

SOYBEAN VARIETY 5PEGE77

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A plant or a seed of soybean variety 5PEGE77, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125526.
US Pat. No. 10,188,598

STERILIZED CHLORHEXIDINE ARTICLE AND METHOD OF STERILIZING A CHLORHEXIDINE ARTICLE

Sage Products, LLC, Cary...

1. A sterilized chlorhexidine product for topical disinfection, said sterilized chlorhexidine product comprising:a package defining an interior volume;
a sterilized chlorhexidine article comprising,
a sterilized applicator for facilitating application; and
a sterilized antiseptic composition impregnated in said sterilized applicator, said sterilized antiseptic composition comprising,
sterilized water in an amount of at least 50 wt. % based on a total weight of said sterilized antiseptic composition, and
sterilized chlorhexidine gluconate dissolved in said sterilized water in an amount of from 1.5 to 5.0 wt. % based on the total weight of said sterilized antiseptic composition;
wherein said sterilized applicator and said sterilized antiseptic composition are disposed in said interior volume of said package, and wherein said sterilized chlorhexidine article has a sterility assurance level of from 10?3 to 10?9.
US Pat. No. 10,190,138

METHODS USING SHORT CHAIN PERACIDS TO REPLACE ANTIBIOTICS FOR CONTROLLING FERMENTATION PROCESS INFECTION

ECOLAB USA INC., Saint P...

1. A method for replacing antibiotics in fermentation processes comprising:replacing an antibiotic used in a fermentation process to reduce and/or eliminate Lactobacillus and/or Acetobacter species with a peracid composition for application to a fermentation system; and
introducing the peracid composition to a mash source, wherein the peracid composition comprises from about 0.0005 wt-% to about 5 wt-% peroxyformic acid, from about 1 wt-% to about 10 wt-% formic acid, from about 5 wt-% to about 97 wt-% water, from about 0 wt-% to about 20 wt-% anionic surfactant, from about 0 wt-% to about 10 wt-% oxidizing agent; about 0 wt-% to about 35 wt-% inorganic acid, and from about 0 wt-% to about 5 wt-% sequestrant, and wherein the peracid composition does not interfere with yeast fermentation in a fermentation process.
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. 10,189,900

METHOD FOR SCREENING FOR AUTOPHAGY ACTIVATOR OR INHIBITOR

KOREA FOOD RESEARCH INSTI...

1. An isolated antibody that specifically binds to phosphorylated Beclin 1, said antibody binds to the epitope of the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, wherein the fifth amino acid residue serine is phosphorylated.
US Pat. No. 10,191,186

OPTICAL BONDING THROUGH THE USE OF LOW-SOFTENING POINT OPTICAL GLASS FOR IR OPTICAL APPLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS FORMED

SCHOTT CORPORATION, Elms...

1. An infrared optical combination of two optical elements having infrared transmission bonded together by a bonding glass that has infrared transmission, wherein the bonding glass comprises As and S, wherein S>70 mol % and 0 mol %
US Pat. No. 10,188,124

TEA DRY MATTER COMPOSITIONAL BEVERAGE

Conopco, Inc., Englewood...

1. A tea beverage composition comprising, calculated by weight of dry matter:0.3-10% of dry tea components;
30% to 65% saccharide selected from sucrose, glucose, fructose and combinations thereof
2-35% oil;
0.5-20% gelatinized starch; and
0.1-10% plant protein selected from leguminous protein, cereal protein and combinations thereof;
wherein the tea beverage composition contains less than 10% by weight of dry matter of particles of plant material comprising the plant protein wherein said particles having a diameter of more than 10 ?m and wherein the gelatinized starch and the plant protein are contained in the tea beverage composition in a weight ratio of 4:3 to 10:1;
wherein the tea beverage composition has a viscosity at 35° C. and 50 s?1 of 1-50mPa·s.

US Pat. No. 10,194,560

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD CLIP

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a printed circuit board having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a hole extending through the printed circuit board from the top surface to the bottom surface; and
a hook clip at least partially disposed within the hole of the printed circuit board, the hook clip comprising:
a body having a looped structure and forming a hook gap, the body and the hook gap being in a plane;
prongs extending from the body, at least part of one of the prongs positioned out of the plane; and
retainers extending from the prongs, the retainers parallel to the plane;
wherein the retainers are repositionable between a rested state and a compressed state, where the retainers in the compressed state are positioned adjacent to each other such that the retainers overlap each other when viewed along a direction perpendicular to the plane and intersecting the retainers to enable the hook clip to be inserted into or removed from the hole of the printed circuit board.

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. 10,194,550

COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH FIXING DEVICE FOR RETROFITTABLE CIRCUIT BOARD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A computer system comprising,a housing,
a first circuit board with at least one plug connector,
a retrofittable second circuit board with at least one mating plug connector, wherein during the retrofitting of the second circuit board, the second circuit board is inserted in the housing of the computer system in parallel to the first circuit board and a plug connection is formed, comprising the at least one plug connector and the at least one mating plug connector,
characterized in that
the second circuit board comprises devices for attaching, when retrofitting the second circuit board, at least one of its sides to the housing of the computer system,
the plug connection is located in a central region of the first circuit board and the second circuit board, respectively, wherein the central region describes a region of the first circuit board and the second circuit board where a force for closing or opening the plug connection is not applied exclusively by the devices, and
a fixing device is mounted in a region of the plug connection on the first circuit board and/or the second circuit board, wherein the fixing device is configured to apply a force for connecting the plug connection.

US Pat. No. 10,194,549

ACCESSORY APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING HIERARCHICAL CONNECTION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a terminal connection interface connecting to a terminal;
a plurality of resistances electrically connected to an identifier switch;
an identifier switch selectively connecting one of the plurality of resistances with the terminal connection interface;
at least one connection interface connecting to the at least one external device; and
at least one processor configured to:
identify a resistance value corresponding to the at least one external device connected to the at least one connection interface,
select a resistance among the plurality of resistances, the selected resistance being matched to the identified resistance value, and
control the identifier switch to connect the selected resistance with the terminal connection interface such that the terminal determines that the at least one external device is connected to the at least one connection interface.

US Pat. No. 10,194,546

DISPLAY DEVICE AND STAND

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A display device comprising:a display unit provided with a display screen on a front side; and
a stand that supports the display unit from below,
wherein the stand includes:
a base that supports the display unit at a rear side of the display unit and extends in a lateral width direction of the display unit;
a pair of legs that supports both longitudinal ends of the base from below respectively and extends across a lower edge of the display unit in a front-rear direction; and
a connection portion that connects an end of each of the pair of legs on the front side of the display unit to each other,
wherein one longitudinal end of the connection portion is detachably fixed to the end of one of the pair of legs, and another longitudinal end of the connection portion is detachably fixed to the end of another one of the pair of legs,
wherein the stand further includes:
an external cover member that covers the leg from outside of the stand; and
an internal cover member that covers the leg from inside of the stand to interpose the leg between the internal cover member and the external cover member,
wherein one of the external cover member and the internal cover member has a claw, and
wherein the other of the external cover member and the internal cover member has an engaged portion with which the claw is engaged.

US Pat. No. 10,194,545

PROTECTING MEDICAL OPERATOR DEVICES

1. A medical operator device protection system for an operator device having a touchscreen and configured to operate a medical apparatus, the medical operator device protection system comprising:a shock protective frame made of an elastic material that is sterilizable, the shock protective frame being sized and configured to enclose the operator device while forming an overhang at a front side and at a rear side of the operator device,
a liquid-tight protective casing, the protective casing being sized to enclose the operator device and being insertable between the operator device and the shock protective frame, a protective envelope for the operator device, the protective envelope defining a recess having an inner face,
wherein the protective casing is sized to enclose the operator device assembled with the protective envelope and is positionable within the protective envelope and the shock protective frame,
wherein at a rim of the recess, a top side of the protective envelope forms an overhang that projects over the operator device towards the recess and points towards a bottom side of the protective envelope.

US Pat. No. 10,194,543

EXPANDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

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

US Pat. No. 10,194,540

SUPPORTING DEVICE OF FLEXIBLE DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A supporting device for a flexible display panel, comprising: a plate-shaped supporting component and a curvature adjusting component coupled to the plate-shaped supporting component,wherein, the plate-shaped supporting component includes two outer edge portions opposite to each other, at least a part of the curvature adjusting component is arranged between the two outer edge portions, and the curvature adjusting component is capable of bending the two outer edge portions of the plate-shaped supporting component towards a side of a plate surface of the plate-shaped supporting component, so as to obtain a bent supporting surface with different curvatures,
wherein, the plate-shaped supporting component includes a fourth plate-shaped component, the curvature adjusting component includes at least one first elastic component, the at least one first elastic component is detachably connected to a main surface side of the fourth plate-shaped component, and the at least one first elastic component is capable of applying force to the fourth plate-shaped component so as to bend two outer edge portions of the fourth plate-shaped component towards a side of a plate surface of the fourth plate-shaped component,
wherein, the fourth plate-shaped component includes a first main surface and a second main surface opposite each other, a first groove provided on the first main surface does not penetrate the second main surface of the fourth plate-shaped component, and the at least one first elastic component is detachably arranged on two opposite sides of the first groove in a straddling manner and/or is arranged in the first groove.

US Pat. No. 10,194,539

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a display unit including a display panel and a back cover, the display panel to display an image forward of the display panel, and the back cover being positioned on a back surface of the display panel;
a front deco being positioned at a front of the display unit and adjacent to a lower portion of the display unit;
a link bar being positioned at a rear of the display unit and adjacent to the lower portion of the display unit, the link bar being connected to the front deco and extended toward a rear of the back cover;
a tension bracket being positioned under the front deco and the link bar; and
a housing accommodating the tension bracket,
wherein the link bar is fastened to the housing,
wherein the tension bracket holds and supports the front deco and the link bar, and wherein the front deco and the link bar hold and support the lower portion of the display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,194,538

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING A DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing a display device, the method comprising:mounting a cover window comprising a flat portion having curved both ends on a first jig comprising a curved portion;
mounting a panel member on a second jig that conforms to a surface of the first jig; and
laminating the cover window to the panel member by moving at least one of a first one of the first jig or the second jig to a first other one of the first jig or the second jig to press the cover window and the panel member against each other.

US Pat. No. 10,194,537

MINIMIZING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WARPAGE

International Business Ma...

1. A method of fabricating an asymmetric printed circuit board with reduced warpage, the method comprising:creating a stack of layers, wherein the stack of layers includes a top layer and a bottom layer;
determining a first area and a second area of the stack of layers;
determining a first target coefficient of thermal expansion for the first area and a second target coefficient of thermal expansion for the second area based, at least in part, on an amount of heat that is predicted to be produced by at least one circuit component;
identifying, in the stack of layers, a portion of the first area and a portion of the second area that include resin; and
generating the asymmetric printed circuit board, at least in part, by differentially applying at least one of (i) electromagnetic radiation and (ii) pressure to each of (a) the portion of the first area based on the first target coefficient of thermal expansion and (b) the portion of the second area based on the second target coefficient of thermal expansion, thereby increasing curing of resin included in the portion of the first area and the portion of the second area, wherein (i) a degree of curing in the first area is different than a degree of curing in the second area, and (ii) at least one of an amount of electromagnetic radiation and an amount of pressure applied to areas that include resin are based, at least in part, on at least one of a recommended set point for the resin, dwell time for the resin, ramp rate for the resin, and warpage predicted by computer modeling.

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. 10,194,531

WIRING BOARD AND CONNECTION STRUCTURE

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Mi...

1. A wiring board comprising:a substrate comprising an insulation material; and
a plurality of conductive patterns including:
a plurality of electrodes arranged on a surface of the substrate along an end surface of the substrate; and
a plurality of wiring patterns connected to the plurality of electrodes, respectively,
wherein the substrate includes a notch formed between electrode groups,
wherein the notch is formed in an outermost peripheral side edge of the substrate,
wherein each of the electrode groups includes a predetermined number of the electrodes,
wherein the notch has a first width at the outermost peripheral side edge of the substrate, and
wherein the notch has a second width at a side opposite to the outermost peripheral side edge of the substrate, the second width being greater than the first width.

US Pat. No. 10,194,530

MICROELECTRONIC SYSTEM INCLUDING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING IMPROVED POWER/GROUND BALL PAD ARRAY

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

21. A microelectronic system, comprising:a base, comprising
an internal conductive layer;
a build-up layer on the internal conductive layer, said build-up layer comprising a top conductive layer;
a plurality of microvias in the build-up layer to electrically connect the top conductive layer with the internal conductive layer;
a power net in the top conductive layer, said power net comprising a plurality of power ball pads arranged in cascade; and
a ground net disposed being in close proximity to said power net and coupled to said power net in an interdigitated fashion, wherein said ground net comprises a plurality of ground ball pads arranged in cascade; and
a semiconductor device mounted on the base.

US Pat. No. 10,194,522

THERMAL INTERFACE SOLUTION WITH REDUCED ADHESION FORCE

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising applying an adhesive to a first substrate and a second substrate to secure said first substrate to said second substrate, said adhesive extending in a plane on one side of an interposer, said interposer also extending in said plane and contiguous with said adhesive, said interposer comprising openings to enable the flow of said adhesive through said openings to form adhesive bond areas on one of said substrates that substantially conform to said openings, said bond areas being adjacent to adhesive free areas, the other of said substrate being substantially covered by said adhesive, so that said adhesive bond areas produce regions of reduced adhesive strength to said one substrate compared to the strength of the bond of said adhesive to said other substrate, where one of said substrates comprises a VTM electronic device, and the other of said substrates comprises a heat spreader substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,194,521

HEAT DISSIPATION APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A heat dissipation apparatus for an electronic device, comprising:a battery area accommodating a battery;
a heat generation body including:
heat generating components mounted on a PCB, and
a shield can, the PCB and the mounted heat generated components are embedded in the shield can;
an internal support structure disposed adjacent to the heat generation body, the internal support structure includes a cut-out that forms the battery area; and
a coil FPCB attached between the internal support structure and the shield can,
wherein the internal support structure includes an air volume space configured to block conduction of heat produced by the heat generation body that causes thermal radiation and convection.

US Pat. No. 10,194,520

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a casing;
a storage medium housed in the casing;
a control unit having a detection unit and an erasing unit, the detection unit configured to detect opening of the casing;
the erasing unit configured to erase information stored in the storage medium in a case; and
a power source including an external power source and a photoelectric conversion unit that converts light into electric power, both configured to supply power to the detection unit and the erasing unit,
wherein the photoelectric conversion unit is incorporated in the casing, wherein the control unit is configured to actuate the erasing unit to erase information stored in the storage medium only when power is supplied by the photoelectric conversion unit.

US Pat. No. 10,194,519

CHIP MOUNTER, ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE, AND POWER MODULE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A chip mounter configured to take out a chip component accommodated in a packing tape and mount the chip component onto a substrate,the packing tape comprising
a carrier tape comprising a plurality of pockets individually accommodating a plurality of the chip components, and
a cover tape covering individual openings of the plurality of pockets,
the plurality of pockets each comprising a bottom surface comprising a through hole,
the chip mounter comprising:
a tape travelling rail on which the packing tape to be fed to a suction point travels;
a sucking-and-mounting arm configured to, at the suction point, take out the chip component from the pocket of the carrier tape with the cover tape detached therefrom by sucking the chip component; and
a cavity cleaning mechanism,
wherein the cavity cleaning mechanism comprises an intake hole disposed upstream of the suction point, in a location of the tape travelling rail, on which the carrier tape with the cover tape attached thereto travels so as to overlap the through hole, and
wherein the cavity cleaning mechanism is configured to take in an inside of the pocket through the intake hole and the through hole.

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. 10,194,513

LIGHT FIXTURE AS AN ACCESS POINT IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

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

US Pat. No. 10,194,511

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING LIGHTING DEVICE HEALTH MANAGEMENT

EchoStar Technologies L.L...

1. A system to facilitate electric lighting device management, the system comprising:a light monitor adapted to be disposed in an electric light assembly, the electric light assembly comprising an electric light source and a receptacle adapted to receive the electric light source, and the light monitor configured to:
monitor one or more conditions of at least a portion of the electric light assembly;
based at least in part on the monitoring, store a plurality of data recordings corresponding to operations of the electric light assembly over a period of time;
create reporting data based at least in part on the stored plurality of data recordings; and
wirelessly transmit a communication toward a system controller that is remote from the electric light assembly, the communication comprising the reporting data;
wherein the light monitor corresponds to the electric light source or a receptacle adapted to receive the electric light source.

US Pat. No. 10,194,510

MULTIPLE LOCATION LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A load control device for use in a load control system for controlling an amount of power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical load, the load control system comprising a remote control device adapted to be coupled to the load control device via an electrical wire, the load control device comprising:a controllably conductive device adapted to be electrically coupled in series between the AC power source and the electrical load;
a control circuit configured to control the controllably conductive device to control the amount of power delivered to the electrical load using a forward phase control technique, the control circuit configured to render the controllably conductive device conductive at a transition time during a present half cycle of the AC power source and to render the controllably conductive device non-conductive at approximately the end of the present half cycle; and
a communication circuit adapted to be coupled to the electrical wire, the communication circuit configured to conduct a charging current for a power supply of the remote control device through the electrical wire, the communication circuit responsive to the control circuit to control the electrical wire between an active pull-up state and an active pull-down state to transmit a digital message to the remote control device via the electrical wire;
wherein the control circuit is configured to control the communication circuit to generate a high impedance state on the electrical wire when the communication circuit is not transmitting a digital message to the remote control device, the control circuit further configured to control the communication circuit to provide the active pull-up state on the electrical wire before or during the transition time of the controllably conductive device when the communication circuit is not transmitting a digital message to the remote control device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,509

LIGHTING SYSTEM CONTROLLER

8. A wirelessly controllable lighting system, comprising:one or more lights operably connected to a first wireless transceiver;
a controller comprising a first joystick, a second joystick,
a second wireless transceiver and a recessed area disposed on the housing, the recessed area adapted to removably secure a smartphone therein;
wherein the controller is configured to operate the one or more lights via communication between the first wireless transceiver and the second wireless transceiver over a wireless network,
wherein movement of the first joystick is configured to cause the second wireless transceiver to transmit a first signal to the first wireless transceiver and move the one or more lights in a first direction;
wherein movement of the second joystick is configured to cause the second wireless transceiver to transmit a second signal to the first wireless transceiver and move the one or more lights in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,194,503

COMPOSITE LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A composite light source, comprising:a plurality of illumination panels; and
a controller; wherein the controller:
receives a user input that defines one or more user-preferred colors,
calculates one or more colors that are complementary to the one or more user-preferred colors, such that a sum of the user-preferred colors and the one or more colors that are complementary to the user-preferred colors, provides a net lumen output and a net chromaticity;
controls one or more of the illumination panels to emit the user-preferred colors, and
controls one or more others of the illumination panels to emit the one or more colors that are complementary to the user-preferred colors,
such that a far field photometric distribution of the composite light source provides the net lumen output and the net chromaticity.

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. 10,194,498

DIGITALLY-CONTROLLED SWITCH-MODE START-UP CIRCUIT FOR LED-BASED LIGHTS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a voltage regulator configured to generate an output voltage for supplying a lighting controller;
a current power train comprising a power FET and coupled to the voltage regulator;
a gate drive circuit coupled to a gate of the power FET;
a logic circuit coupled to the gate drive circuit and configured to operate the power FET as a switching-mode power supply; and
a comparator coupled to the logic circuit, wherein the comparator is configured to provide a signal to the logic circuit proportional to a difference between an auxiliary output node voltage and a reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,194,496

CONTINUOUS LIGHT STRIP, SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. An LED strip of a repeating pattern of LED circuits, comprising:a printed circuit board;
each LED circuit of the LED strip including a constant current regulator and a plurality of LEDs in serial configuration with the constant current regulator providing a plurality of parallel combinations of LEDs and constant current regulators in serial configuration,
wherein the LED strip is operationally powered by a single power source of a particular input voltage, the power source operating as a single input source of current of the LED strip,
wherein the LED circuits are disposed along the length of the printed circuit board at different distances from the single power source,
each of the constant current regulators being operationally configured to modulate current of its corresponding LED circuit to overcome variations in voltage by measuring the current in its corresponding LED circuit and adjusting its own corresponding voltage to maintain a constant current in its LED circuit;
wherein the LED strip extends a predetermined distance before a rail voltage of the LED strip falls below the sum of forward voltages of the LEDs in the LED strip,
wherein the LED strip includes a drive voltage,
wherein the length of the LED strip is increasable by increasing the number of LEDs in series
wherein an achievable number of LEDs in series is a figure less than the drive voltage according to the formula:
Drive Voltage>(n×Vf)
wherein n is the number of LEDs, and Vf is the forward voltage drop of the LEDs at a predetermined operating current and temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,194,495

METHOD FOR ADDRESSING MISALIGNMENT OF LEDS ON A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A method comprising:mounting one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) on a printed circuit board, the printed circuit board having a first alignment feature;
optically sensing a position of the one or more LEDs mounted on the printed circuit board;
modifying the first alignment feature on the printed circuit hoard, based on the optical sensing of the position of the one or more LEDs, to form a modified alignment feature on the printed circuit board that modifies the space made available by the first alignment feature; and
aligning secondary optics with the one or more LEDs by mounting the printed circuit board on a support surface using the modified alignment feature such that a misalignment of the LEDs on the printed circuit board is offset by the modified alignment feature.

US Pat. No. 10,194,491

INDUCTION HEAT GENERATION ROLLER DEVICE

TOKUDEN CO., LTD., Kyoto...

1. An induction heat generation roller device, comprising:a roller main body adapted to be rotatably supported;
an induction heat generator provided within the roller main body and having an induction coil for heating the roller main body inductively;
a cooling mechanism configured to introduce a coolant mist at a coolant mist introduction timing into a clearance portion between the roller main body and the induction heat generator for cooling the roller main body;
an AC voltage application part configured to apply an AC voltage to the induction coil, and vaporizes the coolant mist that has condensed; and
a DC voltage application part configured to apply a DC voltage to the induction coil at a DC voltage introduction timing that is in a timed relationship with the coolant mist introduction timing.

US Pat. No. 10,194,489

ELECTRIC HEATER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRIC HEATER

1. An electric heater comprising:a heat transfer tube that has a hollow space inside the heat transfer tube, having distal and proximal ends in an axial direction of the heat transfer tube, each of the ends having an opening;
a heater body that is accommodated in the heat transfer tube, being formed with three parts that are an inner conductor, an outer conductor and a bent-back part,
a sealing resin that entirely fills a remaining of the hollow space, the remaining being defined as a space that is inside the heat transfer tube and not occupied with the heater body, wherein
these three parts are made of a main metal having a predetermined electrical resistivity,
the inner and outer conductors are coaxially disposed such that the inner conductor is inside the outer conductor, extending along to the axial direction of the heat transfer tube such that each of the conductors has distal and proximal ends in the axial direction, and an insulator intervening between the inner and outer conductors,
the distal ends of the conductors are connected with the bent-back part, and the bent-back part is positioned at a side of the distal end of the heat transfer tube, and the proximal ends of the conductors are positioned at the proximal end of the heat transfer tube such that these proximal ends of the conductors are exposed outside the heat transfer tube,
the outer conductor is further segmented into a heating part and a leading part,
the leading part extending from the proximal end toward the distal end of the heat transfer tube, and an outer surface of the leading part being covered by a cover metal that has an electrical resistivity lower than the electrical resistivity of the main metal,
the heating part being positioned closer to the distal end of the heat transfer tube than the leading part, and an outer surface of the heating part being not covered with the cover metal such that a resistance of the leading part per unit length is lower than that of the heating part, and that the heating part generates heat and conveys the heat toward the heat transfer tube when the heater body is electrified.

US Pat. No. 10,194,488

ELECTRIC HEATER WITH CONNECTION WIRE

1. An electric heater comprising:an outer jacket; and
an electric heating element;
a connecting wire arranged at least in some sections within the outer jacket, the electric heating element being supplied with electric current by the connecting wire, the connecting wire having a cavity, in which a section of the electric heating element or an electric feed line to the electric heating element is accommodated, wherein the connecting wire has a cross section deviating from redial symmetry;
wherein the connecting wire is crimped with the electric heating element or the electric feed line to the electric heating element, wherein a shape of a cross section of the electric heating element is different from a shape of the cross section of the connecting wire.

US Pat. No. 10,194,483

METHOD FOR RELEASING A SIDELINK RADIO BEARER FOR D2D COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining, by the UE, whether to release a sidelink radio bearer for a Radio Link Control (RLC) entity and a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) entity of a peer UE, after the UE transmits data to the peer UE over the sidelink radio bearer;
generating, by the UE, a release request for the sidelink radio bearer identified by a target identifier (ID), a source ID, and a logical channel ID (LCID); and
transmitting, to the peer UE, the release request for the sidelink radio bearer with the target ID, the source ID, and the LCID associated with the sidelink radio bearer to be released.

US Pat. No. 10,194,481

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL CONNECTION

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for handling a radio resource control (RRC) connection, comprising:a storage unit, for storing instructions of:
transmitting a first resume request message with a first resume identity for requesting a resume of the RRC connection to a first cell of a network;
receiving a resume reject message from the first cell of the network;
determining the first resume identity and at least one radio resource corresponding to the first resume identity are valid and keeping the first resume identity and the at least one radio resource, if the resume reject message comprises an indicator; and
determining the first resume identity and the at least one radio resource are invalid and releasing the first resume identity and the at least one radio resource, if the resume reject message does not comprise the indicator; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage unit, configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit.

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. 10,194,478

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING WIRELESS DOCKING SERVICE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing a docking service using Wi-Fi, the method performed by a wireless dockee (WD) comprising:transmitting a probe request frame for discovering the docking service to a wireless docking center (WDC), the probe request including a docking information element (IE) 1, the docking IE 1 including at least one of:
a device Identifier parameter for identifying a device; and
a docking information request parameter indicating related to a docking service discovery;
receiving a probe response frame including a docking IE 2 from the WDC, the docking IE 2 including at least one of:
a device name parameter indicating a name of a device;
a wireless docking environment (WDN) parameter indicating information related to WDN that can be provided by the WDC; and
a WDN default parameter indicating information related to one or more peripherals within each WDN; and
determining a WDC for performing a docking connection based on the received docking IE 2; and
performing an Internet protocol (IP)-based docking connection with the determined WDC.

US Pat. No. 10,194,477

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A DEVICE USING BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a control device to control at least one of a connection or a pairing between a first device and a second device using a short-range wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting by the control device to the first device, a first read request message requesting an attribute value of a characteristic including a first list information indicating services in which the first device operates as a client role;
receiving, by the control device, a first read response message including the first list information;
transmitting, by the control device to the second device, a second read request message requesting an attribute value of a characteristic including a second list information indicating services in which the second device operates as a server role;
receiving, by the control device, a second read response message including the second list information; and
controlling, by the control device the at least one of the connection or the pairing between the first device and the second device based on the first list information and the second list information,
wherein the first list information includes primary service information and secondary service information in which the first device operates as the client role,
wherein the second list information includes primary service information and secondary service information in which the second device operates as the server role, and
wherein the secondary service information represents a service included in the primary service information to provide a primary service.

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. 10,194,472

GROUP COMMUNICATION METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A group communication method, the method comprising:receiving a session start request message transmitted by a mobility management device in a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) network;
judging whether the session start request message carries a group identity of a communication group to which a session requested by the session start request message relates, wherein the group identity is configured to identify a group communication, which is performed through group scheduling over an air interface based on a Group-Radio Network Temporary Identity (G-RNTI); and
if the session start request message carries the group identity, forwarding the session start request message to an access network device so that the access network device allocates an air interface identity for the session requested by the session start request message for group communication.

US Pat. No. 10,194,471

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by second user equipment (UE), a first message from first UE, wherein the first message comprises relay request information;
determining, by the second UE according to the first message, whether a preset first condition is satisfied, wherein the preset first condition comprises: network status information of the first UE indicating that the first UE is unable to directly perform data transmission with a base station, or signal quality between the second UE and the base station being lower than a first threshold and higher than a second threshold;
when determining that the preset first condition is satisfied, sending, by the second UE, a second message to the base station according to the first message, wherein the second message comprises information indicating that the second UE requests to act as relay UE for data transmission between the first UE and the base station; and
receiving, by the second UE, a third message from the base station, wherein the third message instructs the second UE to act as the relay UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,469

ENABLING DIFFERENT DEVICE TRIGGERING ASPECTS IN A MACHINE TO MACHINE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for facilitating Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, the method comprising:receiving a request for a service targeted to a common service entity (CSE) with a CSE-ID from an underlying network, wherein the CSE comprises one or more service functions that are common to multiple M2M services;
identifying an M2M device associated with the CSE-ID for the service request using an M2M external identifier (M2M-Ext-ID) associated with the M2M device; and
performing provisioning operations for at least one of a pre-provisioned M2M-Ext-ID and a dynamic M2M-Ext-ID at different domains from each other, wherein
the M2M-Ext-ID is pre-provisioned along with an associated CSE-ID at an infrastructure node in an infrastructure domain, and
the M2M-Ext-ID is provisioned in a dynamic mode in which the M2M-Ext-ID is provisioned at the M2M device hosting the CSE in a field domain, and in which the M2M-Ext-ID is transferred to an IN-CSE during a CSE registration.

US Pat. No. 10,194,467

LISTEN-BEFORE-TALK IN UPLINK MULTIUSER MIMO SYSTEMS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operation of a User Equipment, UE, in a cellular communications network, comprising:performing a Listen-Before-Talk, LBT, procedure for an observed channel, a result of the LBT procedure being that the observed channel is busy;
receiving an indication of a spatial load of the cellular communications network;
deciding to override the LBT procedure based on knowledge that the observed channel is busy due to transmission by a compatible UE, the compatible UE being a UE that can be co-scheduled with the UE in the cellular communications network and based on the indication of the spatial load of the cellular communications network; and
transmitting on the observed channel even though the result of the LBT procedure is that the observed channel is busy upon deciding to override the LBT procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,194,462

TRANSMISSION OF UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION FOR LINK-BUDGET-LIMITED DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A base station configured to perform wireless communication with a wireless device, the base station comprising:a radio; and
a processing element operatively coupled to the radio, wherein the radio and the processing element are configured to:
receive a first message comprising a first indication that a user equipment device (UE) is link budget limited, wherein the UE is link budget limited as a result of a hardware limitation of the UE;
send a first uplink grant to the UE in response to the first message, wherein the first uplink grant identifies uplink resources in a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) for transmission of first uplink control information;
transmit first coding rate information to the UE in response to the first message, wherein the first coding rate information identifies a first coding rate sufficient to ensure successful decoding of first uplink control information in the PUSCH, wherein the PUSCH supports channel coding with a flexible coding rate, wherein the radio and the processing element are configured to receive second uplink control information on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) using a defined coding rate in response to an indication that a UE is not link budget limited, wherein the PUCCH is encoded by using Zadoff-Chu sequences, wherein the first coding rate is lower than the defined coding rate; and
receive the first uplink control information from the UE, wherein the first uplink control information is received in the PUSCH, wherein the first uplink control information is channel coded by the UE, wherein the coding rate of the channel coding applied to the first uplink control information is the first coding rate identified by the first coding rate information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,461

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DYNAMIC ALLOCATION USING A GRANT FRAME

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising logic and circuitry configured to cause a first wireless communication station (STA) to:set a value of an allocation duration field to indicate whether a grant frame is for a first purpose or for a second purpose, the first purpose comprises an allocation beyond a current time period allocation for the first STA, the second purpose comprises an allocation within the current time period allocation for the first STA, the first purpose to be indicated by the value of the allocation duration field set in a range from 0 to 32767, the second purpose to be indicated by the value of the allocation duration field set to 32768; and
transmit the grant frame to a second STA during the current time period allocation for the first STA, the grant frame comprising a duration field and a dynamic allocation information (Info) field, the dynamic allocation Info field comprising the allocation duration field.

US Pat. No. 10,194,458

BLIND SCHEDULING APPARATUS AND METHOD IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communicating at a terminal in a communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a higher layer, information related to an uplink resource;
identifying whether there is no data to be transmitted based on the uplink resource;
identifying a type of the uplink resource; and
determining not to generate a medium access (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) based on identifying (i) that there is no data to be transmitted and (ii) the type of the uplink resource,
wherein the type of the uplink resource comprises a first type mapped to a cell radio network temporary identifier (C-RNTI) associated with a configured uplink grant.

US Pat. No. 10,194,456

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING DATA TRANSMISSION IN UNLICENSED BAND

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

9. A network for handling data transmission in an unlicensed band, comprising:a storage device; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, wherein the storage device stores, and the processing circuit is configured to execute instructions of:
transmitting an uplink (UL) grant in the unlicensed band to a communication device for indicating the communication device to transmit data in a first plurality of resource blocks of the unlicensed band; and
performing a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process corresponding to the data with the communication device, after receiving a preamble from the communication device in a second plurality of resource blocks of the unlicensed band, wherein the preamble indicates the transmission of the data;
wherein the preamble further indicates at least one of a channel quality of the unlicensed band and a traffic load of the unlicensed band.

US Pat. No. 10,194,454

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING SERVICE SCHEDULING, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

1. A method for implementing service scheduling, comprising:sending, by an evolved Node B, eNB, time-domain scheduling information of Single Cell-Point To Multipoint, SC-PTM, Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service, MBMS, to User Equipment, UE, wherein
the time-domain scheduling information is used for indicating a position of a time-domain subframe where the MBMS is located,
a Physical Downlink Control Channel, PDCCH, of the time-domain subframe comprises frequency-domain scheduling information of the MBMS,
a Cyclic Redundancy Check, CRC, of the PDCCH is scrambled by using a Radio Network Temporary Identifier, RNTI, corresponding to contents in a Physical Downlink Share Channel, PDSCH, and
the MBMS is sent on the PDSCH.

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. 10,194,450

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION, USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for transmitting control information, comprising:obtaining a resource occupied by first uplink control information (UCI) and obtaining a resource occupied by second UCI;
performing channel encoding on the first UCI according to the resource occupied by the first UCI to obtain an encoded bit sequence of the first UCI, and performing channel encoding on the second UCI according to the resource occupied by the second UCI to obtain an encoded bit sequence of the second UCI; and
mapping the encoded bit sequence of the first UCI and the encoded bit sequence of the second UCI to a physical uplink channel, so as to transmit to a base station, wherein
the first UCI is periodic channel state information CSI and the second UCI is a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgment message HARQ-ACK; or
the first UCI is periodic channel state information CSI and the second UCI is a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgment message HARQ-ACK and a scheduling request SR, wherein the obtaining a resource occupied by first UCI comprises:
in a case that the periodic CSI comprises CSI of a first reporting type or CSI of a second reporting type, obtaining a resource occupied by the CSI of the first reporting type or the CSI of the second reporting type; or,
in a case that the periodic CSI comprises CSI of a first reporting type and CSI of a second reporting type, obtaining a resource occupied by the CSI of the first reporting type and discarding the CSI of the second reporting type, or obtaining a resource occupied by the CSI of the first reporting type and obtaining a resource occupied by the CSI of the second reporting type, wherein the performing channel encoding on the first UCI according to the resource occupied by the first UCI to obtain an encoded bit sequence of the first UCI and performing channel encoding on the second UCI according to the resource occupied by the second UCI to obtain an encoded bit sequence of the second UCI comprise:
in a case that the resource is the number of modulation symbols, calculating the number of encoded bits occupied by the first UCI according to the number of modulation symbols occupied by the first UCI, and calculating the number of encoded bits occupied by the second UCI according to the number of modulation symbols occupied by the second UCI; performing channel encoding on the first UCI according to the number of encoded bits occupied by the first UCI to obtain the encoded bit sequence of the first UCI, and performing channel encoding on the second UCI according to the number of encoded bits occupied by the second UCI to obtain the encoded bit sequence of the second UCI; or,
in a case that the resource is the number of encoded bits, performing channel encoding on the first UCI according to the number of encoded bits occupied by the first UCI to obtain the encoded bit sequence of the first UCI, and performing channel encoding on the second UCI according to the number of encoded bits occupied by the second UCI to obtain the encoded bit sequence of the second UCI, wherein
the number of modulation symbols occupied by the first UCI satisfies Q?CSI=Q? or Q?CSI=Q??Q?HARQ-ACK, and
the number of modulation symbols occupied by the second UCI satisfies
Q?HARQ-ACK=|Q?*(OHARQ-ACK/(OCSI+OHARQ-ACK))*?offset|, or
Q?HARQ-ACK=|Q?*(OHARQ-ACK/(OCSI+OHARQ-ACK))|, or
Q?HARQ-ACK=|(?)*Q?*(OHARQ-ACK/OCSI)|, or
Q?HARQ-ACK=|(OHARQ-ACK*((MSCPUCCH*NsymbPUCCH)/VSF)*?offset)/OCSI)|, or
Q?HARQ-ACK=NsymbHARQ-ACK*MSCPUCCH,
wherein Q? is capacity of the physical uplink channel, OHARQ-ACK is the total number of information bits of the HARQ-ACK, OCSI the total number of information bits of the periodic CSI, ?offset is a value configured semi-statically by high-layer signaling or a preset value, MSCPUCCH is the number of subcarriers allocated to the physical uplink channel, NsymbPUCCH is the number of time domain symbols, used for transmitting the UCI, of the physical uplink channel, VSF is the value of a spread spectrum coefficient, and NsymbHARQ-ACK is the number of time domain symbols used for transmitting the HARQ-ACK.

US Pat. No. 10,194,449

BASE STATION, SIGNAL SYNTHESIS METHOD, AND SIGNAL FORWARDING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A first base station that receives signals transmitted from one terminal in cooperation with a second base station and performs synthesis processing of the received signals of the second base station and the received signals of the first base station, the first base station comprising:a determination circuit that determines that the synthesis processing is necessary in a case where there is an error in a result of decoding of the received signals of the first base station at the time of the first transmission of the terminal;
a communication circuit that transmits to the terminal a Negative Acknowledgement (NACK) indicating that there is the error in the result of decoding, and transmits to the second base station a message requesting forwarding of the received signals in a case where the synthesis processing is determined to be necessary, and receives the forwarded signals that are forwarded from the second base station at the time of retransmission of the terminal; and
a synthesis circuit that synthesizes the forwarded signals from the second base station and the received signals of the first base station in a case where the synthesis processing is determined to be necessary,
wherein the forwarded signals are obtained by synthesizing signals that have been received at the second base station from the first transmission until the current retransmission.

US Pat. No. 10,194,448

TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIM...

1. A mobile telecommunications network including:a radio access network having radio means for wireless communication with a plurality of terminals registered with the telecommunications network and a control platform structured to provide services to users of the plurality of terminals connected thereto, and
a core including a store of policy information comprising group policy data applicable to a group of the plurality of terminals and individual policy data applicable to respective ones of the terminals in the group, and distribution means operable to provide to the control platform associated with each of the terminals in the group an indicator of the group policy data applicable to each of the terminals in the group and the individual policy data applicable to each of the terminals in the group,
wherein a first individual policy data for a first terminal in the group of terminals includes at least one variation from the group policy data, and wherein a separate policy delta is created to identify the at least one variation.

US Pat. No. 10,194,446

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR CONCURRENT RESOURCE USAGE FOR WWAN AND WLAN

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a user equipment (UE), whether to configure the UE for a first type of resource sharing or a second type of resource sharing between a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT, wherein one or more UE resources are configured for use with the first RAT; and
reconfiguring, by the UE, the one or more UE resources for use with the second RAT based at least in part on determining whether to configure the UE for the first type of resource sharing or the second type of resource sharing,
wherein reconfiguring the one or more UE resources comprises reconfiguring the one or more UE resources based at least in part on a plurality of performance parameters that correspond to a plurality of combinations of carriers and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) layers of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,444

INDEXING RESOURCES FOR TRANSMISSION OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SIGNALS IN MULTI-CELL TDD COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting an acknowledgement signal at a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving control information including a hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) resource offset field including a HARQ-ACK resource index indicating a first resource offset in a table in which a plurality of resource offsets are mapped to a plurality of HARQ-ACK resource indexes associated with transmission of the acknowledgement signal;
determining a resource for transmitting the acknowledgement signal based on the first resource offset; and
transmitting the acknowledgement signal on the determined resource.

US Pat. No. 10,194,442

UPLINK RESOURCES FOR BEAM RECOVERY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a configuration for beam recovery resources;
receiving an indication that enables or disables use of the beam recovery resources for a transmission of a beam recovery message;
monitoring reference signals for one or more active beams used to communicate with a base station;
identifying a beam failure of the one or more active beams based at least in part on the monitoring; and
transmitting, according to the received configuration, the beam recovery message to the base station using the beam recovery resources in response to the identified beam failure, wherein transmitting the beam recovery message is based at least in part on the received indication.