US Pat. No. 10,251,199

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING FRAME IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK AND WIRELESS DEVICE USING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a frame in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:receiving, by a user station (STA), a multi user-request to send (MU-RTS) frame that solicits simultaneous clear-to-send (CTS) responses from one or more STAs from an access point (AP) via a first channel,
wherein the MU-RTS frame includes common information commonly allocated to the one or more STAs, user-specific information individually allocated to the one or more STAs, and control information informing whether use of a second channel is allowed for the one or more STA, and
wherein the second channel is non-contiguous to the first channel;
determining, by the user STA, whether the first channel and the second channel are in an idle state for a specific interval when the second channel is allocated to the STA based on the MU-RTS frame and the second channel is allowed according to the control information; and
transmitting, by the user STA, a CTS frame to the AP via the first channel and the second channel in response to the MU-RTS frame when it is determined that the first channel and the second channel are in the idle state for the specific interval.

US Pat. No. 10,251,197

TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL INFORMATION WHEN A CLEAR CHANNEL ASSESSMENT OF AN UNLICENSED CARRIER FAILS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a User Equipment (UE), comprising:generating uplink control information;
attempting to perform a clear channel assessment (CCA) of an unlicensed carrier for an uplink burst;
transmitting the uplink control information on the unlicensed carrier when the CCA is successful; and
performing one of the following when the UE determines that the UE's attempt to perform CCA has failed:
transmitting the uplink control information on the unlicensed carrier in a later subframe of the uplink burst;
transmitting the uplink control information on the unlicensed carrier in a different uplink burst; or
transmitting the uplink control information on a different carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,251,196

HYBRID MAC PROTOCOL, BASED ON CONTENTION AND RESERVATION, FOR MOBILE AD HOC NETWORKS WITH MULTIPLE TRANSCEIVERS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A wireless network communication system comprising:a non-transitory memory storing, for a network node, information associated with a plurality of communication channels, wherein the information stored for the node includes data indicating whether the communication channels are reserved; and
one or more hardware processors in communication with the memory and configured to execute instructions to cause the system to communicate over one or more of the plurality of communication channels by performing operations comprising:
updating the information stored for the node, based on received data regarding which communication channels are reserved;
selecting a channel from the plurality of communication channels, based on the updated information for the node that the channel is not reserved;
contending for communication on the selected channel; and
in response to communication being established on the selected channel, transmitting data indicating that the selected channel is reserved;
wherein the information stored for the node comprises an occupied channel table that indicates that a channel of the plurality of communication channels is occupied based on detecting energy on that channel at the node, and the selecting comprises selecting a channel that is not occupied at the node, based on the occupied channel table;
wherein the information stored for the node comprises a channel selection rule table that indicates whether a channel is in use by a neighboring node, excluding channels in use by the node, and the selecting comprises selecting a channel that is not in use by a neighboring node, based on the channel selection rule table; and
wherein the transmitted data comprises a k-bit header comprising a plurality of bits configured to identify a number of channels accessible by the node, wherein each bit of the k-bit header is associated with a corresponding one of the channels, and wherein the bit associated with the channel that the node is receiving the communication on is marked indicating the channel is in use.

US Pat. No. 10,251,194

EFFICIENT SCHEDULING IN ASYNCHRONOUS CONTENTION-BASED SYSTEM

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. An operation scheduler adapted to schedule, in an asynchronous contention-based system, the execution of a standalone non-preemptable operations and of sequences of non-preemptable operations wherein after completion of a first operation of a sequence of the sequences of non-preemptable operations, the execution of a second operation of the sequence of the sequences of non-preemptable operations is suspended until a trigger message associated with the second operation is detected by the asynchronous contention-based system, the operation scheduler comprising:first and second first-in-first-out (FIFO) queues adapted to store asynchronous inputs in a first-in-first-out fashion, wherein the first FIFO queue is adapted to store trigger messages and operation requests, said operation requests comprising instructions associated with the execution of the standalone non-preemptable operations and instructions associated with the sequences of non-preemptable operations, and wherein the second FIFO queue is adapted to store instructions associated with the standalone non-preemptable operations;
a memory adapted to store instructions associated with the sequences of non-preemptable operations;
a message router coupled to the first and second FIFO queues and to the memory; and
an arbitration circuit coupled to the second FIFO queue and to the memory
wherein the message router is adapted to:
route a first instruction associated with a particular standalone non-preemptable operation to the second FIFO queue; and
store a second instruction associated with a first sequence of non-preemptable operations to the memory, wherein the first sequence of non-preemptable operations is suspended while a first trigger message associated with the second instruction has not been received by the first FIFO queue; and
wherein the arbitration circuit is further adapted to:
determine whether the first instruction was routed to the second FIFO queue before the first trigger message was received by the first FIFO queue;
schedule the execution of the first instruction when the first instruction was routed to the second FIFO queue before the first trigger message was received by the first FIFO queue; and
schedule the execution of the second instruction when the first instruction was not routed to the second FIFO queue before the first trigger message was received by the first FIFO queue.

US Pat. No. 10,251,193

SYSTEM AND DEVICES USING A PREAMBLE-BASED DSS COMMUNICATION LINK AND SPECTRUM-IMPACT-SMOOTHED CHANNEL SETS IMPLEMENTING CHANNEL RESYNCHRONIZATION

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A pair of wireless communications devices operational at intermediate ranges, said devices utilizing a set of discrete radio frequencies upon which are organized a set of spectrum-impact-smoothed (SIS) channels each having a distinct digital spread spectrum frequency sequence, each SIS channel specifying a unique frequency to be used in the transmission of a packet preamble relative to all of the other SIS channels within the set, a first one of said devices being a source of streamed data and the second one being a receiver of streamed data, each of said devices comprising:a transceiver functional for wireless communication using the frequency sequence of the spectrum-impact-smoothed channels;
and an electronic circuit implementing a state machine immutable to power-transient events;
wherein said state machine of each device is configured to sequence through a set of states to implement the functions of:
(a) configuring said transceiver of the particular device to transmit or receive a packet on a channel having distinct communication parameters,
(b) synchronizing with the other of said wireless devices on a first communications channel in the set of SIS channels, said synchronizing initiating a sequence of SIS channels beginning with the first communications channel,
(c) exchanging a packet with the other of said wireless devices using the first communications channel,
(d) repeatedly determining a next SIS channel to be used in the course of exchanging a packet with the other of said devices, said determining selecting a channel as directed or otherwise not yet used in the course of the sequence of SIS channels beginning with a first communications channel,
(e) repeatedly exchanging a packet with the other of said wireless devices using a determined next SIS channel;
wherein said state machine of said first device is configured to sequence through a set of states to implement the functions of:
(f) transmitting a packet to said second device containing an SIS channel directive from a current to a successive channel,
(g) after the transmission of a packet containing an SIS channel directive to a successive channel, receiving an acknowledgment from said second device, and
(h) after the receipt of an acknowledgment following the transmission of a packet containing an SIS channel directive to a successive channel, setting a current channel to the successive channel acknowledged by the second device; and
wherein said state machine of said second device is configured to sequence through a set of states to implement the functions of:
(i) receiving a packet from said first device containing an SIS channel directive to a successive channel, and
(j) after the reception of a packet containing an SIS channel directive to a successive channel, transmitting an acknowledgment to said first device, and
(k) after the reception of a packet containing an SIS channel directive to a successive channel, setting a current channel to the successive channel acknowledged by the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,251,191

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING REQUEST IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by an user equipment (UE) for requesting scheduling for an uplink data transmission in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving additional scheduling request (SR) resource configuration information including additional SR resource information and buffer size information configured to an additional SR resource in addition to a default SR resource from a base station;
transmitting an SR through the default SR resource or the additional SR resource to the base station;
receiving, from the base station, uplink resource allocation information which is determined according to the resource in which the SR is transmitted by the user equipment; and
transmitting, by the user equipment, uplink data to the base station through a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) resource which is allocated by the uplink resource allocation information,
wherein the SR is transmitted to the base station through the additional SR resource, if an uplink data size is same as or smaller than a buffer size.

US Pat. No. 10,251,187

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR D2D DISCOVERY IN AN LTE NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising:processing circuitry, the processing circuitry configured to:
decode signaling with device-to-device (D2D) discovery configuration information, the discovery configuration information including a discovery resource pool with a set of subframes;
decode a transmission probability factor from an evolved Node-B (eNB) serving a cell associated with the UE, the transmission probability factor indicating a probability of transmission during a discovery period; and
encode a D2D discovery signal for an initial transmission during the discovery period and using a subframe from the set of subframes in the discovery resource pool,
wherein a probability that the UE is configured to transmit the discovery signal is based on the transmission probability factor, and
wherein the discovery period is a Type 1 D2D discovery period for non-UE specific transmissions or a Type 2 D2D discovery period for UE-specific transmissions, and the initial transmission takes place during contiguous resource blocks of the subframe; and
memory, the memory coupled to the processing circuitry and configured to store the transmission probability factor.

US Pat. No. 10,251,184

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING UNLICENSED BAND

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of controlling clear channel assessment (CCA) timing by a base station in a wireless communication system using an unlicensed band, the method comprising: determining whether to change CCA timing by comparing a number of at least one of continuous successes or continuous failures of the CCA with a predetermined threshold value; randomizing the CCA timing when the CCA timing is determined to be changed; and updating a frame based on the CCA timing changed according to the randomization of the CCA timing.

US Pat. No. 10,251,177

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING WIRELESS RESOURCE IN ORDER TO PREVENT INTERFERENCE IN WIRELESS LAN

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for allocating wireless resources in a wireless local area network (WLAN), comprising:receiving, by a station (STA), a physical protocol data unit (PPDU) from an access point (AP),
wherein the PPDU is received based on a resource unit addressed to the STA among a plurality of resource units corresponding to the entire bandwidth of the PPDU,
wherein the plurality of resource units are allocated based on orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA),
wherein the plurality of resource units comprise a basic tone unit (BTU) and a small tone unit (STU) having a number of tones being less than that of the BTU; and
wherein when two STUs are allocated adjacent to direct current (DC) tones of the entire bandwidth, the two STUs are defined as a logical resource unit.

US Pat. No. 10,251,174

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND RECEPTION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An apparatus comprising:circuitry, which, in operation,
generates, for each of a plurality of antenna ports, a reference signal using information relating to a cyclic shift index, the cyclic shift index being associated with a first antenna port of the plurality of antenna ports; and
maps, for each of the plurality of antenna ports, the respective reference signals to frequency resources based on the cyclic shift index, wherein,
when the cyclic shift index is less than or equal to a determined number, the respective reference signals of each of the plurality of antenna ports are mapped to a first frequency resource; and
when the cyclic shift index is greater than the determined number, a portion of the respective reference signals is mapped to the first frequency resource and a remaining portion of the respective reference signals is mapped to a second frequency resource that is different from the first frequency resource, based on a port index number of the respective antenna port; and
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits the mapped reference signals.

US Pat. No. 10,251,170

MANAGEMENT SERVER, BASE STATION, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A management server comprising:at least one processor configured to:
hold a location/frequency list in which location information and frequency information are associated;
determine assignment of a first available frequency by extracting, from the location/frequency list, frequency information based on wireless setup information of a base station received from the base station,
wherein the wireless setup information comprises a transmission power and frequency range for use; and
transmit the result of assignment of the first available frequency to the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,250,988

SPEAKER

ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. A speaker comprising:a magnetic circuit having a magnetic gap;
a frame fixed to the magnetic circuit;
a voice coil disposed in the magnetic gap;
a cylindrical bobbin around which the voice coil is formed; and
a diaphragm configured so that an inner circumferential side of the diaphragm is fixed to the bobbin and an outer edge of the diaphragm is supported by the frame with an edge member intervening between the outer edge and the frame;
wherein:
the diaphragm has a non-axisymmetric shape with respect to a center axis passing through a center of the bobbin, and
the diaphragm is made of a molded material including a fibrous filler, and
wherein:
an orientation of the fibrous filler is set to match a short-axis direction of the diaphragm when an area having low shape stiffness is present in the short-axis direction and an area having high shape stiffness is present in a long-axis direction; or
an orientation of the fibrous filler is set to match the long-axis direction of the diaphragm when an area having low shape stiffness is present in the long-axis direction and an area having high shape stiffness is present in the short-axis direction.

US Pat. No. 10,250,515

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FORWARDING DATA MESSAGES

Beijing Baidu Netcom Scie...

1. A method for forwarding a data message, comprising:receiving the data message and reading a data context length value of a first row in the data message;
determining whether the data context length value is less than or equal to a maximum segment size in a single transmission according to a transmission control protocol;
reading data from the data message in segments in response to the data context length value being less than or equal to the maximum segment size in the single transmission according to the transmission control protocol;
reading data from the data message in rows in response to the data context length value being greater than the maximum segment size in the single transmission according to the transmission control protocol; and
storing the read data in a user buffer, and sending the data in the user buffer to a terminal if the data in the user buffer exceeds a preset capacity threshold,
wherein the storing the read data in a user buffer, and sending the data in the user buffer to a terminal if the data in the user buffer exceeds a preset capacity threshold comprises:
accumulating a data length value of the read data message until the preset capacity threshold of the user buffer is reached;
sending the data of each row read to the terminal when the preset capacity threshold is reached, and resetting the user buffer; and
continuing reading unread data in the data message and storing the read data in the reset user buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,250,228

BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE RESONATOR WITH A MASS ADJUSTMENT STRUCTURE AND ITS APPLICATION TO BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTER

WIN SEMICONDUCTORS CORP.,...

11. A bulk acoustic wave filter comprising:a plural of bulk acoustic wave resonators formed on a substrate, wherein each of said plural of bulk acoustic wave resonators comprises:
a supporting layer formed on said substrate, wherein said supporting layer has a cavity, said cavity has a top-inner surface;
a lower metal layer formed on a top surface of said supporting layer;
a piezoelectric layer formed on said lower metal layer; and
an upper metal layer formed on said piezoelectric layer, wherein an acoustic wave resonance region is defined by a fully overlapping region of projections of said upper metal layer, said piezoelectric layer, said lower metal layer, said supporting layer and said cavity;
wherein said acoustic wave resonance region is divided into a peripheral region and a central region;
wherein at least two of said plural of bulk acoustic wave resonators have a mass adjustment structure respectively, wherein said mass adjustment structure has one of the following Geometrical Configurations:
Geometrical Configuration I: said mass adjustment structure comprises a peripheral mass adjustment structure, wherein said peripheral mass adjustment structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said peripheral region; and wherein said peripheral mass adjustment structure has a thickness and a width;
Geometrical Configuration II: said mass adjustment structure comprises a central mass adjustment structure and a peripheral mass adjustment structure; wherein said central mass adjustment structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said central region; wherein
said peripheral mass adjustment structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said peripheral region; wherein said central mass adjustment structure has a thickness; wherein
said peripheral mass adjustment structure has a thickness and a width; and wherein said thickness of said peripheral mass adjustment structure is unequal to said thickness of said central mass adjustment structure;
Geometrical Configuration III: said mass adjustment structure comprises a central mass adjustment structure and a first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure; wherein said central mass adjustment structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said central region; wherein said peripheral region is divided into a first peripheral sub-region and a second peripheral sub-region; wherein said second peripheral sub-region is between said central region and said first peripheral sub-region; wherein said first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said first peripheral sub-region;
wherein said first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure has a thickness and a width; and wherein said central mass adjustment structure has a thickness;
Geometrical Configuration IV: said mass adjustment structure comprises a central mass adjustment structure, a first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure and a second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure; wherein said central mass adjustment structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said central region; wherein said peripheral region is divided into a first peripheral sub-region and a second peripheral sub-region; wherein said second peripheral sub-region is between said central region and said first peripheral sub-region;
wherein said first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is formed on said top inner surface within said first peripheral sub-region; wherein said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said second peripheral sub-region; wherein said first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure has a thickness and
a width; wherein said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure has a thickness and a width; wherein said central mass adjustment structure has a thickness; wherein said thickness of said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is unequal to said thickness of said first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure; and wherein said thickness of said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is unequal to said thickness of said central mass adjustment structure;
Geometrical Configuration V: said mass adjustment structure comprises a second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure; wherein said peripheral region is divided into a first peripheral sub-region and a second peripheral sub-region; wherein said second peripheral sub-region is between said central region and said first peripheral sub-region;
wherein said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said second peripheral sub-region; and wherein said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure has a thickness and a width;
Geometrical Configuration VI: said mass adjustment structure comprises a central mass adjustment structure and a second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure; wherein
said central mass adjustment structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said central region; wherein said peripheral region is divided into a first peripheral sub-region and a second peripheral sub-region; wherein said second peripheral sub-region is between said central region and said first peripheral sub-region; wherein said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said second peripheral sub-region; wherein said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure has a thickness and a width; wherein said central mass adjustment structure has a thickness; and wherein said thickness of said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is unequal to said thickness of said central mass adjustment structure; and
Geometrical Configuration VII: said mass adjustment structure comprises a first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure and a second peripheral mass adjustment substructure;
wherein said peripheral region is divided into a first peripheral sub-region and a second peripheral sub-region; wherein said second peripheral sub-region is between said central region and said first peripheral sub-region; wherein said first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said first peripheral sub-region;
wherein said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is formed on said top inner surface within said second peripheral sub-region; wherein said first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure has a thickness and a width; wherein said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure has a thickness and a width; and wherein said thickness of said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is unequal to said thickness of said first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure; and
wherein at least two of said mass adjustment structures have non-identical Geometrical Configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,250,157

SYNCHRONOUS RECTIFICATION CIRCUIT AND SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY THEREOF

SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TEC...

1. A synchronous rectification circuit, comprising:a rectifier bridge having a first transistor switch, a second transistor switch, a third transistor switch and a fourth transistor switch; and
a switching control circuit configured to generate a first switching signal, a second switching signal, a third switching signal and a fourth switching signal for said first transistor switch, said second transistor switch, said third transistor switch and said fourth transistor switch respectively,
wherein said first switching signal and said third switching signal are different signals, and at least one of said first switching signal and said third switching signal is generated from both of said second switching signal and said fourth switching signal,
wherein said rectifier bridge receives an input voltage between a first input terminal, which is a common node between said third transistor switch and said fourth transistor switch, and a second input terminal, which is a common node between said first transistor switch and said second transistor switch, and provides an output voltage between a first output terminal and a second output terminal,
wherein said switching control circuit comprises a first switching control circuit, a second switching control circuit, a third switching control circuit, and a fourth switching control circuit for generating said first switching signal, said second switching signal, said third switching signal and said fourth switching signal respectively,
wherein said second switching control circuit generates a second on signal for turning on said second transistor switch and a second off signal for turning off said second transistor switch, as said second switching signal, and said fourth switching control circuit generates a fourth on signal for turning on said fourth transistor switch and a fourth off signal for turning off said fourth transistor switch, as said fourth switching signal,
said first switching control circuit generates a first on signal for turning on said first transistor switch and a first off signal for turning off said first transistor switch, as said first switching signal, and said third switching control circuit generates a third on signal for turning on said third transistor switch and a third off signal for turning off said third transistor switch, as said third switching signal,
wherein said first switching control circuit comprises a first logic circuit, said first logic circuit receives said second off signal and said fourth on signal, performs an AND operation, and generates said first on signal; and said first logic circuit receives said second on signal and said fourth off signal, performs an OR operation, and generates said first off signal; said third switching control circuit comprises a third logic circuit, said third logic circuit receives said second on signal and said fourth off signal, performs an AND operation, and generates said third on signal; said third logic circuit receives said second off signal and said fourth on signal, performs an OR operation, and generates said third off signal.

US Pat. No. 10,250,008

DISCHARGE EXCITATION GAS LASER APPARATUS

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A discharge excitation gas laser apparatus comprising:a laser chamber in which a laser gas containing a halogen gas is encapsulated;
a pair of discharge electrodes disposed to face each other in the laser chamber;
a fan disposed in the laser chamber to make the laser gas flow between the pair of discharge electrodes;
a motor configured to rotate the fan;
a motor power supply for supplying power to the motor;
a magnetic bearing including a sensor target and a disk, which are fixed on a rotary shaft of the fan, and configured to magnetically levitate the rotary shaft;
displacement sensors including a radial displacement sensor configured to detect the position of a smooth surface of the sensor target in the radial direction of the rotary shaft and an axial displacement sensor configured to detect the position of a smooth surface of the disk in the axial direction of the rotary shaft, and configured to detect the position of the rotary shaft through a can; and
a controller configured to
control the magnetic bearing on the basis of detection signals from the displacement sensors so as to rotate the fan about a center of inertia thereof,
select one displacement sensor from the radial displacement sensor and the axial displacement sensor, the selected displacement sensor providing a detection signal having the largest difference between maximum and minimum values, and
measure the rotational speed of the fan on the basis of the detection signal from the selected displacement sensor and control the motor power supply in such a manner that the measured rotational speed becomes equal to a target rotational speed.

US Pat. No. 10,250,007

LASER APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADDING CHAMBER TO LASER APPARATUS

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A laser apparatus comprising:a frame;
a first amplifier positioned to the frame;
a first input optical system positioned to the frame and configured to cause a pulse laser beam generated by an external device to enter the first amplifier;
a first output optical system positioned to the frame and configured to cause a pulse laser beam having exited from the first amplifier in a first direction to exit in a second direction that is different from the first direction;
a second amplifier positioned to the frame;
a second input optical system positioned to the frame and configured to cause a pulse laser beam having exited from the first output optical system in the second direction to travel in a third direction and enter the second amplifier, the third direction being substantially opposite to the first direction and being different from the second direction; and
a second output optical system positioned to the frame and configured to cause a pulse laser beam having exited from the second amplifier in the third direction to exit in the third direction.

US Pat. No. 10,249,771

FILTER COLLIMATORS AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE SAME

Visera Technologies Compa...

1. A filter collimator, comprising:a substrate having a photodiode;
a first light-shielding layer disposed over the substrate, having an aperture corresponding to the photodiode;
an interference-type filter film disposed between the substrate and the first light-shielding layer; and
an absorption-type filter film disposed over the substrate;
wherein when a first light is incident at a first angle relative to a normal of a top surface of the substrate, the interference-type filter film has a transmittance greater than 50% in a first waveband, and when a second light is incident at a second angle relative to the normal of the top surface of the substrate, the interference-type filter film has a transmittance greater than 50% in a second waveband, the absorption-type filter film has a transmittance greater than 50% in a third waveband, and wherein the first waveband partially overlaps the third waveband, the second waveband does not overlap the third waveband, and the second angle is greater than the first angle.

US Pat. No. 10,249,661

IMAGING DEVICES WITH DUMMY PATTERNS

VISERA TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. An imaging device, comprising:a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements formed on a substrate in an active area of the imaging device;
a microlens structure disposed above the photoelectric conversion elements;
a dummy pattern disposed above the substrate in a peripheral area of the imaging device surrounding the active area, wherein the dummy pattern includes a plurality of protruding elements and the shape of the protruding element comprises a cylinder, a prism, a cone or a pyramid; and
a passivation film conformally formed on the microlens structure and the dummy pattern, wherein the passivation film on a top of the dummy pattern has a surface area smaller than a surface area of the peripheral area outside of the microlens structure,
wherein the dummy pattern is randomly arranged in the peripheral area, and a portion of the peripheral area is not occupied by the dummy pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,249,341

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZING AUDIOVISUAL CONTENT WITH INERTIAL MEASUREMENTS

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method for synchronizing audiovisual content with inertial measurements associated with timestamps on a mobile device recording the audiovisual content, said audiovisual content comprising a synchronized audio track, comprising:in response to a vibration of the mobile device, recording an audio signal within the audio track and an inertial signal within the inertial measurements, both being generated by said vibration;
processing the recorded audio signal to determine a first timestamp for a peak in the audio signal;
processing the recorded inertial signal to determine a second timestamp for a peak in the inertial signal;
determining a time distance between the first timestamp and the second timestamp; and
adjusting timestamps of the inertial signal by said time distance causing the synchronization of audiovisual content with inertial measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,248,842

FACE TRACKING USING STRUCTURED LIGHT WITHIN A HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A head mounted display (HMD) comprising:a display element configured to:
display content to a user wearing the HMD,
sequentially illuminate a portion of a face of the user inside the HMD with monochromatic light of different colors, and
wherein the content is displayed by the display element to the user for a content frame having a first time period, the monochromatic light being emitted for a second time period after the first time period has elapsed, and prior to display of additional content for a subsequent content frame; and
an optics block configured to direct light from the display element to an exit pupil of the HMD;
a camera assembly configured to:
capture images of the portion of the face illuminated by the display element with the monochromatic light of different colors; and
a controller configured to:
update a facial model that describes the portion of the face based at least in part on the captured images including the monochromatic light of different colors.

US Pat. No. 10,248,830

SENSOR PIXEL CIRCUITRY FOR FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A fingerprint sensor device for fingerprint detection, comprising:an array of sensor pixels configured to capacitively couple with a touched portion of a finger to form an array of fingerprint associated capacitors having capacitive values indicative of a fingerprint,
each sensor pixel including:
an output terminal configured to output an output signal that indicates a capacitive coupling with the touched portion of the finger as part of fingerprint data for fingerprint detection;
a sensor plate capacitively coupled to a part of the touched portion of the finger, forming a fingerprint associated capacitor;
a first switching circuitry for being switchable in electrically connecting the sensor plate to a fingerprint driving voltage and the output terminal;
a pair of layout electrodes, comprising a first layout electrode capacitively coupled to the sensor plate for forming a first layout associated capacitor, and a second layout electrode capacitively coupled to the sensor plate for forming a second layout associated capacitor;
a second switching circuitry for being switchable in electrically connecting the first layout electrode to a layout driving voltage and a ground terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,248,545

METHOD FOR TRACKING HIGH-LEVEL SOURCE ATTRIBUTION OF GENERATED ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE CODE

PARASOFT CORPORATION, Mo...

1. A computer implemented method for tracking high-level source attribution of a generated assembly language code, the method comprising:receiving commands for compiling or linking a high-level language code;
analyzing the received commands to determine whether a command is a compiler command for compiling the high-level language code or a link command for linking the low level object code;
when the command is a compiler command:
generating assembly language code by compiling the high-level language code,
parsing the generated assembly language code to generate an internal representation for the assembly language code,
storing the internal representation in a computer memory; and
generating associated linker input artifacts for linking;
when the command is a link command:
updating the internal representation with the associated linker input artifacts;
generating a report file from the updated internal representation instrumenting the updated internal representation for coverage metrics;
generating instrumented low level assembly language source code from the instrumented internal representation;
assembling the instrumented low level assembly language source code to produce object code, linking the object modules in the object codes to produce an executable binary image file;
executing the executable binary image file to extract dynamic coverage information; and
merging the dynamic coverage information and the updated internal representation to produce test coverage reports.

US Pat. No. 10,248,528

SYSTEM MONITORING METHOD AND APPARATUS

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A system monitoring method, comprising:collecting periodically status indicator data of a system being monitored to generate a status indicator data sequence;
selecting, from the status indicator data sequence, predetermined pieces of status indicator data according to data collecting time in a reverse chronological order;
determining a category from predetermined categories, the predetermined pieces of status indicator data belonging to the determined category, the predetermined categories obtained by performing clustering analysis on historical status indicator data;
selecting, from the historical status indicator data, status indicator data belonging to the determined category and obtained in a collection period as characteristic data of the determined category;
calculating a predicted value of a status indicator of the system at a predicting moment using the characteristic data, comprising
replacing suspected abnormal data with the characteristic data obtained at a data collecting moment and corresponding to the suspected abnormal data to calculate the predicted value, when the number of the suspected abnormal data in the predetermined pieces of status indicator data is no more than half of the number of the predetermined pieces;
wherein the suspected abnormal data are the status indicator data satisfying the condition that a ratio of the true value of the status indicator data to the predicted value of the status indicator data is less than a preset first threshold or greater than a preset second threshold; and
determining whether the system is abnormal, based on a difference between the calculated predicted value and a true value of the status indicator of the system collected at the predicting moment.

US Pat. No. 10,248,277

MULTILAYER STRUCTURE WITH EMBEDDED MULTILAYER ELECTRONICS

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. An integrated multilayer assembly for an electronic device comprising:a first substrate film configured to accommodate electrical features on at least a first side thereof, the first substrate film having the first side and a second side opposite the first side;
a second substrate film configured to accommodate electrical features on at least a first side thereof, the second substrate film having the first side and a second side opposite the first side, the first sides of the first and second substrate films being configured to face each other, at least one of the first or second substrate films preformed to a three-dimensional, non-planer, shape;
at least one electrical feature on the first side of the first substrate film;
at least one other electrical feature on the first side of the second substrate film, wherein at least one of the at least one electrical feature or the at least one other electrical feature is a mounted electronic component; and
a molded plastic layer between the first and second substrate films at least partially embedding the electrical features on the first sides thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,248,260

PRESSURE SENSING UNIT AND TOUCH INPUT DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

HIDEEP INC., (KR)

1. A touch input device capable of detecting a touch pressure, the touch input device comprising:a display panel; and
a pressure sensing unit which is disposed under the display panel;
wherein the pressure sensing unit comprises one central pressure sensor for detecting the touch pressure and a plurality of non-central pressure sensors for detecting the touch pressure;
wherein an area of each of the non-central pressure sensors is less than that of the central pressure sensor; and
wherein the plurality of non-central pressure sensors are disposed in an edge region of the touch input device for improving a signal-to-noise ratio of the edge region of the touch input device when detecting the touch pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,248,144

LINEAR REGULATOR DEVICE WITH RELATIVELY LOW STATIC POWER CONSUMPTION

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A linear regulator, comprising:a current bias module, comprising an input end and an output end, wherein the input end of the current bias module is configured to receive an input voltage of the linear regulator, and the output end of the current bias module is configured to output a bias current;
a voltage bias module having positive temperature characteristics, comprising a first input end, a second input end and an output end, wherein the first input end of the voltage bias module is configured to receive the input voltage, the second input end of the voltage bias module is configured to receive the bias current, and the output end of the voltage bias module is configured to output a bias voltage; and
a flip voltage follower, configured to follow and compensate an output voltage of the linear regulator, comprising a first input end, a second input, and an output end, wherein the first input end of the flip voltage follower is configured to receive the input voltage, the second input end of the flip voltage follower is configured to receive the bias voltage, and the output end of the flip voltage follower is configured to output the output voltage of the linear regulator, wherein the voltage bias module having the positive temperature characteristics mutually compensates with the flip voltage follower to offset negative temperature characteristics of the flip voltage follower.

US Pat. No. 10,247,570

DATA ACQUISITION APPARATUS, DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ACQUIRING DATA

TOMTOM NAVIGATION B.V., ...

1. A method of acquiring data in relation to a point of interest, comprising:generating, by a processor, a search enquiry relating to a point of interest;
communicating the search query over a communications network;
receiving search results in response thereto via the communications network, the search results comprising identifiers for web pages that were found by a web search engine based on the search query;
filtering the search results to eliminate search results that do not have one or more properties matching corresponding criteria, the criteria comprising at least one of tags or identifiers in the content within the web pages associated with the search results and file names associated with the search results;
using, by the processor, the search results to derive data associated with the point of interest, the deriving comprising processing content within the web pages to acquire the data associated with the point of interest;
updating information about the point of interest in a point of interest database based at least in part on the data associated with the point of interest, the updating comprising adding, to information describing characteristics of the point of interest, at least one piece of information describing a characteristic of the point of interest that is based on data acquired from the content within the web pages; and
providing, to other devices, information from the point of interest database, the provided information arranged to be used to perform navigation operations involving the point of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,247,518

INTERACTIVE WEAPON TARGETING SYSTEM DISPLAYING REMOTE SENSED IMAGE OF TARGET AREA

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Mon...

1. A device comprising:a fire control controller, wherein the fire control controller determines a predicted impact point of a selected weapon and associated round, and wherein the fire control controller transmits information on the predicted impact point to a sensor controller on an aerial vehicle housing a remote sensor to direct the pointing of the remote sensor of the aerial vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,247,443

ELECTRICALLY OPERATED AEROSOL GENERATING SYSTEM HAVING AEROSOL PRODUCTION CONTROL

PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S....

1. A method of controlling aerosol production in an aerosol-generating device,the device comprising:
an aerosol-generating element;
a flow channel configured to allow an air flow past the aerosol-generating element; and
a flow sensor configured to detect the air flow in the flow channel; and
the method comprising:
calculating during a user inhalation, a first value, which is indicative of air flow characteristics of the air flow past the aerosol-generating element; and
reducing or suspending an amount of power supplied to the aerosol-generating element depending on a result of a comparison between the calculated first value and a threshold value for the reducing or suspending of the amount of the power supplied,
wherein the threshold value for the reducing or suspending of the amount of the power supplied is set so as to ensure that a last portion of the user inhalation is used to remove generated aerosol from the aerosol-generating device, and
wherein the first value is calculated from a measure of a flow rate of the air flow detected by the flow sensor and is a rate of change of the air flow, or the method comprises calculating the first value by calculating:
a ratio between the measure of the flow rate of the air flow detected by the flow sensor and a temperature, or
a ratio between the measure of the flow rate of the air flow detected by the flow sensor and a maximum detected flow rate, or
a product of the measure of the flow e of the air flow detected by the flow sensor and the amount of power supplied to the aerosol-generating element, or
a product of the measure of the flow rate of the air flow detected by the flow sensor and the rate of change of the flow rate of the air flow.

US Pat. No. 10,247,398

LUMINAIRE ASSEMBLY AND TILTING MECHANISM FOR THE LUMINAIRE ASSEMBLY

GE Lighting Solutions, LL...

1. A luminaire assembly comprising:a first housing configured to be coupled with an exterior surface with a first rotating connection, the first housing configured to pivot relative to the exterior surface around a first axis defined by the first rotating connection; and
a second housing coupled with the first housing by a second rotating connection, the second housing configured to pivot relative to the first housing around a second axis defined by the second rotation connection, wherein one or more of the first housing or the second housing is configured to hold one or more light generating devices of the luminaire assembly;
wherein the second housing is configured to hold one or more light generating devices; and
wherein a slanted interface body is disposed between the first housing and the second housing, said slanted interface body comprising opposite surfaces that separately engage slanted surfaces of the first housing and the second housing.

US Pat. No. 10,247,366

LASER PACKAGE HAVING MULTIPLE EMITTERS CONFIGURED ON A SUPPORT MEMBER

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A lighting system comprising:an apparatus comprising a white lighting device, a multi-colored lighting device, a flat panel device, a beam projector device, or a display device;
1 to N laser diode devices configured to provide light for the apparatus, wherein N ranges from 2 to 50, at least one of the 1 to N laser diode devices comprises gallium and nitrogen, and each of the 1 to N laser diode devices is configured to emit a laser beam characterized by a wavelength ranging from 390 nm to 485 nm;
a free space with a non-guided characteristic capable of transmitting the laser beam from each of the 1 to N laser diode devices;
an optical device configured to receive the laser beam from each of the 1 to N laser diode devices and to provide an output beam characterized by a selected wavelength range, a selected spectral width, a selected power, and a selected spatial configuration;
an output power characterizing the output beam, the output power being at least 0.5 W;
a phosphor material optically coupled to the output beam;
a support member configured to transport thermal energy from the 1 to N laser diode devices to a heat sink;
a free space optics included in the optical device and configured to create one or more free space optical beams;
a thermal path from the 1 to N laser diode devices to the heat sink characterized by a thermal impedance; and
whereupon the output beam is characterized by an optical output power degradation of less than 20% in 500 hours when the 1 to N laser diode devices are operated at the output power and with a substantially constant input current at a base temperature of about 25 degrees Celsius.

US Pat. No. 10,247,040

TURBINE SHROUD WITH MOUNTED FULL HOOP BLADE TRACK

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A gas turbine engine comprisinga turbine case arranged around a central axis of the gas turbine engine and formed to include a plurality of outer keyways extending in a radial direction through the turbine case,
a turbine shroud axially aligned with the turbine case and including (i) an annular carrier arranged around the central axis of the gas turbine engine and formed to include a plurality of outer pin receivers and a plurality of inner keyways, wherein the annular carrier includes a plurality of bosses that extend radially outward away from an outer radial carrier surface of the annular carrier and each boss is formed to include one of the outer pin receivers, and (ii) a one-piece annular runner formed to include a plurality of inner pin receivers extending in a radial direction from an outer radial runner surface toward an inner radial runner surface of the one-piece annular runner,
a plurality of outer insert pins, each outer insert pin arranged to extend through one of the outer keyways formed in the turbine case into a corresponding one of the plurality of outer pin receivers formed in the annular carrier to locate the turbine case and the annular carrier relative to the central axis while allowing radial growth of the turbine case and the annular carrier at different rates during use of the gas turbine engine, and
a plurality of inner insert pins, each inner insert pin arranged to extend through one of the inner keyways formed in the annular carrier into a corresponding one of the plurality of inner pin receivers formed in the one-piece annular runner to locate the annular carrier and the one-piece annular runner relative to the central axis while allowing radial growth of the annular carrier and the one-piece annular runner at different rates during use of the gas turbine engine.

US Pat. No. 10,246,938

HIGH EFFICIENCY ROLLER SHADE AND METHOD FOR SETTING ARTIFICIAL STOPS

THE WATT STOPPER INC., S...

21. A motorized window shade system comprising:shade material;
the shade material extending a length from an upper end to a lower end;
a motor;
the motor operatively connected to shade material such that activation of the motor causes movement of the shade material;
a motor controller operatively connected to the motor;
a power supply electrically connected to the motor;
wherein the power supply includes at least one battery;
a housing;
wherein the motor, the motor controller and the power supply are positioned within the housing;
an antenna operatively connected to the motor controller;
a remote control device wirelessly connected to the antenna;
wherein the shade is movable to a different position by motorized movement of the shade through operation of the motor;
wherein when the shade is moved by motorized movement a sensor system detects the movement and a counter tracks the movement;
wherein manual movement is detected by measuring a rotation of an output shaft of the motor using a magnetic, an optical or a mechanical encoder.

US Pat. No. 10,246,918

DOOR HINGE OR WINDOW HINGE

SFS intec Holding AG, He...

1. A door hinge (1) or window hinge (1) comprising two hinge parts (3, 4) which are operatively connected to one another so as to be rotatable about a common hinge axis (2), at least one door- or window-side first one of the hinge parts (3) has a plate-shaped portion (8) which interacts in a fixedly and releasably connectable manner with a retaining piece (9) which is insertable into a groove in an end side of the door or window, wherein the plate-shaped portion (8) is oriented in a first plane running parallel to the hinge axis (2) and is adjustable with respect to the retaining piece (9) in a second plane running at a right angle to the first plane of the plate-shaped portion (8), and an adjustment screw (11) is screwed into at least one thread (10) of the retaining piece (9), an axis of the adjustment screw (11) runs perpendicular to the first plane of the plate-shaped portion (8), a head (12) of the adjustment screw (11) is arranged and held between an intermediate piece (14) and the plate-shaped portion (8) in a direction of the axis of the adjustment screw (11) with little or no play by a clamping device (5), which applies force to the plate- shaped portion (8) and the intermediate piece from opposite sides and thus holds them together, said clamping device (5) comprising a clamping bolt (13) and a sleeve (18) arranged such that the plate-shaped portion (8) and the intermediate piece (14) are held together from one side with said clamping bolt (13) and from the other side with said sleeve (18) fitted onto the clamping bolt (13), the intermediate piece (14) and the plate-shaped portion (8) are displaceable relative to each other by an eccentric (16) including at least two cylindrical sections having axes that are offset relative to each other, and the clamping bolt and the eccentric (16) are formed as one component comprising a bolt-shaped shaft (17), which is pressed into the sleeve (18) such that the sleeve (18) is displaceable in an axial direction of the sleeve (18) in a hole (19) in the retaining part (9).

US Pat. No. 10,246,865

PRIMED JET TOILET

AS IP HOLDCO, LLC, Pisca...

19. An assembly kit for use in a flush toilet comprisinga first valve assembly;
a second valve assembly; and
a flush activation assembly comprising
a flush activation bar comprising a first portion and a second portion; and
an adjustable flush connector positioned so as to operably connect a pivot rod and the flush activation bar, the adjustable flush connector comprising a first section, a second section of the adjustable flush connector and an adjustable connector, wherein the adjustable connector comprises a second rotatable connector and the adjustable connector has a surface being longitudinally movable along and rotationally positionable around a surface of the second section, and the adjustable flush connector is configured to connect to the pivot rod using a first rotatable connector located on the first section of the adjustable flush connector and the adjustable flush connector is connected to the flush activation bar using the second rotatable connector of the adjustable connector.

US Pat. No. 10,246,671

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR USE IN SURFACE DECONTAMINATION

Kinnos Inc., Brooklyn, N...

1. A solid composition comprisingat least one water-soluble pigment in an amount of from 1.5-22% w/w, based on the total weight of the composition,
at least one surfactant in an amount of from 10-75% w/w, based on total weight of the composition, the surfactant selected from the group consisting of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), sodium xylene sulfonate (SXS), an acetylenic diol, and mixtures thereof,
an alkaline builder in an amount of from 2-50% w/w, based on the total weight of the composition, the alkaline builder selected from NaOH and Ca(OH)2, and mixtures thereof, and
a rheology modifier in an amount of from 10-65% w/w, based on the total weight of the composition, wherein the rheology modifier is lambda carrageenan.

US Pat. No. 10,246,624

MODIFIED DEFORMED REINFORCEMENT FIBERS, METHODS OF MAKING, AND USES

FORTA CORPORATION, Grove...

1. A modified reinforcement fiber-containing drilling liquid, comprising:a drilling liquid; and
a reinforcement fiber component in a form selected from individual fibers, a clip of fibers and a bundle of fibers, at least a portion of the reinforcement fiber component comprises a plurality of modified reinforcement fibers each having a length from about 3 to 25 millimeters and a deformation formed in the length, wherein the deformation includes at least one crimp,
wherein, the reinforcement fiber component and the drilling liquid form a blend or mixture, and
wherein, the modified reinforcement fiber-containing drilling liquid is effective to increase suspension and debris removal from a wellbore as compared to a drilling liquid absent of the plurality of modified reinforcement fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,246,556

POLYIMIDE POLYMER AND POLYIMIDE FILM

TAIFLEX Scientific Co., L...

1. A polyimide polymer, comprising a repeating unit represented by formula 1:
wherein Ar is a tetravalent organic group derived from a tetracarboxylic dianhydride containing an aliphatic structure; and
A comprises
and at least one divalent organic group derived from an aromatic group-containing diamine other than

US Pat. No. 10,246,489

PEPTIDE INHIBITORS OF CALCIUM OXALATE MONOHYDRATE CRYSTALLIZATION AND USES THEREOF

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, H...

1. A method of identifying calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) inhibiting peptides comprising the steps of:(a) designing a peptide library of potential calcium oxalate inhibiting peptides, wherein the designing comprises:
selecting one or more amino acids that act as a binder to bind to a surface of a COM crystal,
selecting one or more amino acids that act as a spacer to minimize the steric hindrance of the amino acid binder to the surface of the COM crystal, and
synthesizing the potential calcium oxalate inhibiting peptides,
wherein the peptides comprise a plurality of regions comprising binder amino acids and a plurality regions comprising spacer amino acids, and
wherein the synthesizing comprises varying the number of spacer amino acids between the binder amino acids;
(b) screening the peptide library for high efficacy inhibitor peptides for inhibition of calcium oxalate monohydrate crystallization; and
(c) conducting molecular characterization of the high efficacy inhibitor peptides to determine specificity.

US Pat. No. 10,246,466

DIARYL MACROCYCLES AS MODULATORS OF PROTEIN KINASES

TP Therapeutics, Inc., S...

1. A compound of the formulawhereineach L1 and L2 is independently —C(R1?)(R2?)—, —O—, —N(Rk?)—, —S—, —S(O)— or —S(O)2—;
each R1? and R2? is independently H, deuterium, halogen, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl, —ORa?, —OC(O)Ra?, —OC(O)NRa?Rb?, —OS(O)Ra?, —OS(O)2Ra?, —SRa?, —S(O)Ra?, —S(O)2Ra?, —S(O)NRa?Rb?, —S(O)2NRa?Rb?, —OS(O)NRa?Rb?, —OS(O)2NRa?Rb?, —NRa?Rb?, —NRa?C(O)Rb?, —NRa?C(O)ORb?, —NRa?C(O)NRa?Rb?, —NRa?S(O)Rb?, —NRa?S(O)2Rb?, —NRa?S(O)NRa?Rb?, —NRa?S(O)2NRa?Rb?, —C(O)Ra?, —C(O)ORa?, —C(O)NRa?Rb?, —PRa?Rb?—P(O)Ra?Rb?, —P(O)2Ra?Rb?, —P(O)NRa?Rb?, —P(O)2NRa?Rb?, —P(O)ORa?, —P(O)2ORa?, —CN, or —NO2; or R1? and R2? taken together with the carbon or carbons to which they are attached form a C3-6cycloalkyl or a 4- to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, wherein each hydrogen atom in C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl, 4- to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl is independently optionally substituted by deuterium, halogen, C1-6alkyl, C1-6haloalkyl, —ORe?, —OC(O)Re?, —OC(O)NRe?Rf?, —OS(O)Re?, —OS(O)2Re?, —OS(O)NRe?Rf?, —OS(O)2NRe?Rf?, —SRe?, —S(O)Re?, —S(O)2Re?, —S(O)NRe?Rf?, —S(O)2NRe?Rf?, —NRe?Rf?, —NRe?C(O)Re?, —NRe?C(O)ORf?, —NRe?C(O)NRe?Rf?, —NRe?S(O)Rf?, —NRe?S(O)2Rf?, —NRe?S(O)NRe?Rf?, —NRe?S(O)2NRe?Rf?, —C(O)Re?, —C(O)ORe?, —C(O)NRe?Rf?, —PRe?Rf?, —P(O)Re?Rf?, —P(O)2Re?Rf?, —P(O)NRe?Rf?, —P(O)2NRe?Rf?, —P(O)ORe?, —P(O)2ORe?, —CN, or —NO2;
each Rk? is independently H, deuterium, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl, wherein each hydrogen atom in C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl is independently optionally substituted by deuterium, halogen, C1-6alkyl, C1-6haloalkyl, —ORe?, —OC(O)Re?, —OC(O)NRe?Rf?, —OS(O)Re?, —OS(O)2Re?, —OS(O)NRe?Rf?, —OS(O)2NRe?Rf?, —SRe?, —S(O)Re?, —S(O)2Re?, —S(O)NRe?Rf?, —S(O)2NRe?Rf?, —NRe?Rf?, —NRe?C(O)Rf?, —NRe?C(O)ORf?, —NRe?C(O)NRe?Rf?, —NRe?S(O)Rf?, —NRe?S(O)2Rf?, —NRe?S(O)NRe?Rf?, —NRe?S(O)2NRe?Rf?, —C(O)Re?, —C(O)ORe?, —C(O)NRe?Rf?, —PRe?Rf?, —P(O)Re?Rf?, —P(O)2Re?Rf?, —P(O)NRe?Rf?, —P(O)2NRe?Rf?, —P(O)ORe?, —P(O)2ORe?, —CN, or —NO2;
each R3? and R4? is independently deuterium, halogen, —ORc?, —OC(O)Rc?, —OC(O)NRc?Rd?, —OC(?N)NRc?Rd?, —OS(O)Rc?, —OS(O)2Rc?, —OS(O)NRc?Rd?, —OS(O)2NRc?Rd?, —SRc?, —S(O)Rc?, —S(O)2Rc?, —S(O)NRc?Rd?, —S(O)2NRc?Rd?, —NRc?Rd?, —NRc?C(O)Rd?,—NRc?C(O)ORd?, —NRc?C(O)NRc?Rd?, —NRc?C(?N)NRc?Rd?, —NRc?S(O)Rd?, —NRc?S(O)2Rd?, —NRc?S(O)NRc?Rd?, —NRc?S(O)2NRc?Rd?, —C(O)Rc?, —C(O)ORc?, —C(O)NRc?Rd?, —C(?N)NRc?Rd?, —PRc?Rd?, —P(O)Rc?Rd?, —P(O)2Rc?Rd?, —P(O)NRc?Rd?, —P(O)2NRc?Rd?, —P(O)ORc?, —P(O)2ORc?, —CN, —NO2, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl, or any two R3? groups or any two R4? groups taken together with the ring to which they are attached form a C5-8cycloalkyl or a 5- to 8-membered heterocycloalkyl, wherein each hydrogen atom in C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl C5-8cycloalkyl or a 5- to 8-membered heterocycloalkyl is independently optionally substituted by deuterium, halogen, C1-6alkyl, C1-6haloalkyl, —ORe?, —OC(O)Re?, —OC(O)NRe?Rf?, —OS(O)Re?, —OS(O)2Re?, —OS(O)NRe?Rf?, —OS(O)2NRe?Rf?, —SRe?, —S(O)Re?, —S(O)2Re?, —S(O)NRe?Rf?, —S(O)2NRe?Rf?, —NRe?Rf?, —NRe?C(O)Rf?, —NRe?C(O)ORf?, —NRe?C(O)NRe?Rf?, —NRe?S(O)Rf?, —NRe?S(O)2Rf?, —NRe?S(O)NRe?Rf?, —NRe?S(O)2NRe?Rf?, —C(O)Re?, —C(O)ORe?, —C(O)NRe?Rf?, —PRe?Rf?, —P(O)Re?Rf?, —P(O)2Re?Rf?, —P(O)NRe?Rf?, —P(O)2NRe?Rf?, —P(O)ORe?, —P(O)2ORe?, —CN, or —NO2;
R7? is H, deuterium, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl, wherein each hydrogen atom in C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl is independently optionally substituted by deuterium, halogen, —ORi?, —OC(O)Ri?, —OC(O)NRi?Rj?, —OS(O)Ri?, —OS(O)2Ri?, —OS(O)NRi?Rj?, —OS(O)2NRi?Rj?, —SRi?, —S(O)Ri?, —S(O)2Ri?, —S(O)NRi?Rj?, —S(O)2NRi?Rj?, —NRi?Rj?, —NRi?C(O)Rj?, —NRi?C(O)ORj?, —NRi?C(O)NRi?Rj?, —NRi?S(O)Rj?, —NRi?S(O)2Rj?, —NRi?S(O)NRi?Rj?, —NRi?S(O)2NRi?Rj?, —C(O)Ri?, —C(O)ORi?, —C(O)NRi?Rj?, —PRi?Rj?, —P(O)Ri?Rj?, —P(O)2Ri?Rj?, —P(O)NRi?Rj?, —P(O)2NRi?Rj?, —P(O)ORi?, —P(O)2ORi?, —CN, or —NO2;
each Ra?, Rb?, Rc?, Rd?, Re?, Rf?, Ri? and Rj? is independently selected from the group consisting of H, deuterium, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, and heteroaryl;
m? is 2, 3, 4, or 5;
n? is 2, 3, or 4;
p? is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4; and
q? is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,246,187

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO INTERCHANGEABLY COUPLE TOOL SYSTEMS WITH UNMANNED VEHICLES

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. An unmanned aerial task system, comprising: a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) each comprising: a UAV control circuit; a motor; and propulsion system coupled with the motor and configured to enable the UAV to move; a universal coupler comprising a communication bus communicatively coupled with the UAV control circuit and a coupling system, wherein the universal coupler is configured to interchangeably couple and decouple between two or more of multiple different tool systems that are each configured to perform at least a different one of multiple different functions configured to be put into use while carried by a first UAV, wherein the coupling system is configured to secure one of the multiple tool systems with the first UAV and enable a communication connection between the communication bus and the one of the multiple tool systems, wherein the UAV control circuit is configured to implement control to enable the coupling system to engage and disengage any one of the multiple different tool systems to enable the first UAV to switch between the two or more of the multiple different tool systems and enable implementation of the respective one of the different functions provided by the two or more of the multiple different tools systems, and wherein the multiple different tool systems comprise at least a package securing tool system configured to retain and enable transport of a package while being delivered, and a sensor tool system configured to sense a condition and communicate sensor data of the sensed condition to the UAV control circuit over the communication bus.

US Pat. No. 10,246,055

METHOD FOR AUTHORIZING A DRIVER TO ACTIVATE AT LEAST ONE SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE, BASED ON A BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION PROCESS

DURA OPERATING, LLC, Aub...

1. A method for authorizing a driver to activate at least one system of a vehicle, said method comprising a preliminary phase and a subsequent phase based on a biometric authentication process;wherein the preliminary phase comprises:an initialization step consisting for the owner of the vehicle in materially allowing the driver to perform further steps,
an enrollment step consisting in scanning enrollment biometric data of the driver,
an access step consisting for the driver to enter the vehicle;
a storage step consisting in registering said enrollment biometric data in a secured memory of the vehicle;wherein the subsequent phase comprises:an authentication step consisting in scanning authentication biometric data of the driver inside the vehicle and comparing said authentication biometric data with the enrollment biometric data registered in the secured memory of the vehicle, then
an activation step consisting, if the authentication biometric data match with the enrollment biometric data, in authorizing the driver to activate the at least one system of the vehicle, or
a refusal step consisting, if the authentication biometric data does not match with the enrollment biometric data, in forbidding the driver to activate the at least one system of the vehicle; andwherein the enrollment step is performed on a biometric scanner installed at a dedicated location, outside the vehicle, wherein:in the initialization step, the owner issues a smart card configured to unlock openings of the vehicle;
in the enrollment step, the enrollment biometric data of the driver are registered in a secured memory of the smart card;
in the access step, the driver uses the smart card to unlock the openings of the vehicle; then
in the storage step, the enrollment biometric data of the driver are transferred from the secured memory of the smart card to the secured memory of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,246,001

CARRIER OF ONE OR MORE LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) FOR A SIGNALING MODULE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A carrier of one or more light sources for a luminous module for an automotive vehicle, comprising:a substrate that is rigid and has at least one aperture and electrical tracks on at least one side; and
at least one or more light-emitting diodes (LEDs), each of said at least one or more LEDs having a body and electrical connection leads lateral to said body, said at least one or more LEDs being placed through said at least one aperture of said substrate, said electrical connection leads making contact with respective said electrical tracks;
wherein said substrate is a rigid molded part having a three-dimensional shape,
wherein a material of said substrate is a thermoplastic doped with conductive metal particles and is configured to adhere to said electrical tracks, and
wherein an optical portion of said at least one or more LEDs extends beyond an opposite surface of said substrate from said at least one side of said substrate with said electrical tracks.

US Pat. No. 10,245,945

DRIVING DEVICE AND WHEELED ROBOT HAVING THE SAME

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A driving device of a robot comprising at least one driving assembly and a fixing assembly that are arranged outside a base of the robot, wherein the at least one driving assembly comprises a motor, an omnidirectional wheel, a connection shaft configured to connect an output shaft of the motor to the omnidirectional wheel, and a connection assembly configured to connect the connection shaft to the motor and the omnidirectional wheel, the motor, the connection shaft and the omnidirectional wheel are arranged along a radial direction of the base, and the fixing assembly is configured to fix the motor to the base of the robot, wherein a lateral surface of the output shaft of the motor comprises a first external planar surface that defines a positioning hole, a hub of the omnidirectional wheel defines a mounting hole having an inner side surface that comprises a first inner planar surface, the connection shaft comprises a first end and a second end, the first end defines a receiving hole that allows the output shaft to be inserted thereinto and has an inner surface comprising a second inner planar surface, the second inner planar surface comprises a protrusion matching the positioning hole, and the second end has a lateral surface comprising a second external planar surface matching the first inner planar surface.

US Pat. No. 10,245,740

DETACHABLE CUTTING HEAD FOR THE APPARATUS FOR FEEDING SETS OF FILTER SEGMENTS, DRIVE APPARATUS FOR DETACHABLE CUTTING HEAD AND METHOD OF REPLACEMENT OF DETACHABLE CUTTING HEAD

Philip Morris Products S....

1. An apparatus for feeding filter segments, the apparatus comprising:a plate with a first reference surface and a resistance element mounted to the plate to project from the first reference surface;
a drum conveyor comprising flutes for crosswise movement of filter rods;
a detachable cutting head for cutting the filter rods moved by the drum conveyor, the detachable cutting head comprising:
a housing having a side wall with a second reference surface and with a front edge portion; and
knife shafts with circular knives mounted thereon, the circular knives being mounted on individual knife shafts at predetermined positions and spaced from one another by spacers or distance sleeves, the knife shafts being mounted to the housing and comprising first coupling elements,
the detachable cutting head being arranged within the apparatus such that the second reference surface abuts the first reference surface and the front edge portion of the side wall abuts the resistance element;
a drive apparatus for the detachable cutting head, the drive apparatus comprising drive shafts comprising second coupling elements for engaging the first coupling elements when in angular alignment; and
an actuator operably coupled with the drive apparatus,
wherein the drive apparatus is movably mounted in the apparatus for feeding filter segments, to allow for movement of the drive shafts of the drive apparatus parallel to the knife shafts of the cutting head, the drive apparatus being linearly movable relative to the knife shafts for coupling and uncoupling the drive shafts and corresponding knife shafts by engagement or disengagement of the first and second coupling elements, and
wherein the actuator is constructed to actuate linear motion of the drive apparatus toward and away from the detachable cutting head to couple the drive shafts with or to uncouple the driveshafts from the knife shafts of the cutting head.

US Pat. No. 10,245,661

WIRE GUIDE ROLL FOR WIRE SAW AND METHOD

Siltronic AG, Munich (DE...

1. A wire guide roll for guiding a sawing wire in a wire saw for simultaneously slicing a multiplicity of wafers from a cylindrical workpiece, the wire guide roll provided with a coating having a thickness of at least 2 mm and at most 7.5 mm, the coating comprising a coating material which has a Shore A hardness of at least 60 and at most 99, the coating furthermore containing a multiplicity of annular grooves adapted to guide the sawing wire in a direction perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the wire guide roll, wherein the grooves each have a curved groove base and an aperture angle a of 60-130°, the wire guide roll suitable for guiding a multiplicity of wire segments which constitute a wire gang of the wire saw.

US Pat. No. 10,245,597

DIMENSIONALLY CONTROLLED ‘ENGINEERED POLYMER BUBBLE’ FOR FLOTATION SEPARATION

CiDRA Corporate Services ...

1. A method comprising:receiving unexpanded polymer microspheres and an ore slurry having mineral particles in a first cell, the unexpanded polymer microspheres comprising a surface having mineral collector chemistry attached thereto with molecules for attaching the mineral particles, causing the unexpanded polymer microspheres to expand in volume into expanded microspheres having an increased sphere surface area, and providing an expanded polymer microsphere foam layer comprising the expanded polymer microspheres with attached mineral particles; and
receiving the expanded polymer microsphere foam layer in a second cell, and causing the expanded polymer microspheres to collapse in volume into collapsed polymer microspheres having a reduced sphere surface area that results in a mechanical shearing off of the attached mineral particles.

US Pat. No. 10,244,867

SLIDE RAIL MECHANISM AND ADJUSTING ASSEMBLY FOR SLIDE RAIL

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A slide rail mechanism, comprising:a slide rail having a front portion and a rear portion;
a resilient member located between the front portion and the rear portion of the slide rail, wherein the resilient member includes a first portion and a second portion, and the first portion is fixed with respect to the slide rail;
a first adjusting device for adjusting a height of the second portion of the resilient member with respect to the first portion thereof, the first adjusting device including a first base and a first adjusting member connected to the first base in an operable manner, the first base being configured for supporting the second portion of the resilient member, and the first adjusting member being configured for adjusting the height of the second portion of the resilient member with respect to the slide rail;
a second adjusting device, the second adjusting device including a second base and a second adjusting member for adjusting a transverse position of the second base; and
a first housing connected to the slide rail and a second housing mounted on the first housing, the first adjusting device and the second adjusting device being respectively mounted on the first housing and the second housing.

US Pat. No. 10,244,795

VAPORIZING ASSEMBLY COMPRISING SHEET HEATING ELEMENT AND LIQUID DELIVERY DEVICE FOR AN AEROSOL GENERATING SYSTEM

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A vaporizing assembly for an aerosol generating system, the vaporizing assembly comprising:a heating element at a first position in the vaporizing assembly, the heating element including,
a sheet heating element including,
a plurality of electrically conductive fibers;
a liquid storing portion at a second position in the vaporizing assembly, the first position being longitudinally separated from the first position, the liquid storing portion configured to store a liquid aerosol forming substrate therein; and
a delivery device configured to deliver the liquid aerosol forming substrate from the liquid storing portion to the heating element, the delivery device between the liquid storing portion and the heating element, the delivery device and the heating element defining an air gap therebetween, the delivery device including,
a micropump configured to pump the liquid aerosol forming substrate from the liquid storing portion to the heating element, and the heating element configured to heat the delivered liquid aerosol forming substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,244,788

FILTER SEGMENT INCLUDING A SUBSTRATE LOADED WITH A SMOKE-MODIFYING AGENT

PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., ...

1. A filter segment for use in a filter of a smoking article, the filter segment comprising:a substrate loaded with menthol solution, the substrate located within a body of the filter segment and formed from a filter plug wrap having an air permeability ranging from about 7,500 Coresta units to about 20,000 Coresta units and a grammage ranging from about 25 g/m2 to about 80 g/m2, and the filter plug wrap capable of absorbing more than 100 percent of its weight of menthol solution, and the substrate including a ball of the filter plug wrap, a pellet of the filter plug wrap, or both a ball of the filter plug wrap and a pellet of the filter plug wrap.

US Pat. No. 10,244,787

SOFT ORAL PRODUCT

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An oral product, comprising a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity, the body comprising:a matrix of zein;
celluloid fiber; and
one or more flavors, active ingredients, or a combination thereof dispersed in the matrix.
US Pat. No. 10,246,750

METHOD FOR DETECTION OF A TECR:PKN1 OR AN ANXA4:PKN1 GENE FUSION

Blueprint Medicines Corpo...

1. A method for detecting in a patient a Protein Kinase N1 (PKN1) fusion that results in aberrant activity or expression of PKN1 or overexpression of PKN1, wherein the PKN1 fusion is a Trans-2,3-enoyl-CoA reductase (TECR):PKN1 or Annexin A4 (ANXA4):PKN1 fusion, said method comprising:a) contacting a biological sample obtained from the patient with an oligonucleotide that hybridizes to the fusion junction of a PKN1 gene fusion; and
b) detecting binding between the PKN1 gene fusion and the oligonucleotide.
US Pat. No. 10,246,496

POTASSIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS AND USE THEREOF IN THE TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY, (AU...

1. An analogue of Stichodactyla helianthus toxin ShK comprising an ShK toxin polypeptide and an N-terminal extension selected from the group consisting ESSS (SEQ ID NO: 1), EWSS (SEQ ID NO: 2), EESS (SEQ ID NO: 5), EWST (SEQ ID NO: 6), EWTT (SEQ ID NO: 7), EWTS (SEQ ID NO: 8) and SEWSS (SEQ ID NO: 9).
US Pat. No. 10,249,493

METHOD FOR DEPOSITING A LAYER ON A SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER BY VAPOR DEPOSITION IN A PROCESS CHAMBER

SILTRONIC AG, Munich (DE...

1. A method for depositing a layer on a semiconductor wafer by vapor deposition in a process chamber, the method comprising:removing native oxide from a surface of the semiconductor wafer; and then
depositing an epitaxial layer with a thickness in a range of from 50 to 150 ?m on the surface of the semiconductor wafer, by a process comprising introducing a silicon-comprising gas and a carrier gas comprising H2 into the process chamber,
wherein the surface of the semiconductor wafer has a temperature of at least 1050° C. during the depositing;
wherein a silicon-comprising gas flow rate is in a range from at least 5 to lower than 10 standard liters per minute, and
wherein a carrier gas flow rate is at least 40 standard liters per minute.

US Pat. No. 10,251,274

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a transmitting circuit having a signal terminal for transmitting a digital signal and a ground terminal to which a ground voltage is applied; and
a printed wiring board on which the transmitting circuit is mounted, and which has at least three conductor layers stacked via insulating layers, wherein the three conductor layers are a first conductor layer, a second conductor layer and a third conductor layer,
wherein the printed wiring board comprises:
a first signal conductor pattern formed in the first conductor layer, and connected to the signal terminal of the transmitting circuit;
a resonance portion which comprises:
a ground conductor pattern formed in the second conductor layer, and connected to the ground terminal of the transmitting circuit;
a second signal conductor pattern having two conductor patterns including a first conductor pattern and a second conductor pattern, and a connecting conductor connecting between the two conductor patterns, formed in the third conductor layer and arranged in opposition to the ground conductor pattern in the second conductor layer; and
a via conductor connecting the second signal conductor pattern to the first signal conductor pattern,
wherein a surrounding area formed by surrounding the two conductor patterns by a shortest surrounding line is substantially the same as an area of the resonance portion resonating with the fundamental frequency of the digital signal,
wherein an area of the first conductor pattern is substantially equal to ½ of the surrounding area, and an area of the second conductor pattern is substantially equal to ¼ of the surrounding area, and
wherein an area between the first conductor pattern and the second conductor pattern within the surrounding area is substantially ¼ of the surrounding area.

US Pat. No. 10,251,227

CLOCKED ELECTRONIC ENERGY CONVERTER

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A clocked electronic energy converter havingan electronic switching element,
at least two electrical energy storage devices,
a first terminal for connecting to an electrical energy source,
a second terminal for connecting to an electrical energy sink,
a clock generator for controlling the electronic switching element during switching operation,
an input terminal for a first signal adjusting a power to be transmitted by the energy converter,
a first timer connected to the clock generator and to the input terminal, for providing a second signal representing a switch-on time, the clock generator being designed to adjust the power to be transmitted by the energy converter in a first power range,
wherein the power to be transmitted by the energy converter in a first power range is configured to be adjusted by the switch-on time of the electronic switching element, and
a second timer connected to the clock generator and the input terminal for providing a third signal representing a supplemental switch-off time in a second power range in which the power to be transmitted by the energy converter is less than in the first power range, the clock generator being designed to adjust the power to be transmitted by the energy converter in the second power range,
wherein the power to be transmitted by the energy converter in the second power range is configured to be adjusted by a combination of the second and the third signal,
wherein the third signal is constant.

US Pat. No. 10,251,220

INDUCTION COOKING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An induction cooking device, comprising:a top plate on which an object to be heated is to be placed;
a housing defining a top opening that opens to a top surface side of the housing and including a frame plate, the top opening accommodating the top plate, the frame plate being adhered to the top plate and supporting a bottom surface of the top plate;
a coil unit disposed inside the housing and pressed against the bottom surface of the top plate;
an engagement plate which is supported by a support plate, wherein the engagement plate having a first portion adhered to the bottom surface of the top plate, and a second portion of the engagement plate is shaped to maintain a predetermined distance spaced below the frame plate, such that both the engagement plate and the top plates are allowed to move upward together above the support plate, and the upward movement is limited to travel no more than the predetermined distance thus forming an upward movement locking mechanism for the top plate.

US Pat. No. 10,251,183

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING ALMOST BLANK SUBFRAME AND HETEROGENEOUS WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus in a wireless communication network, comprising:a communication interface configured to
acquire first information associated with an indicator indicating communication quality reported by first user terminals served by a first base station; and
acquire second information associated with an indicator indicating communication quality reported by second user terminals served by a second base station based on measurement reports of the second user terminals; and
a processor configured to configure, based on the first information and the second information, at least one of a silence ratio and power reduction amount of Almost Blank Subframe (ABS) transmission of the first base station for inter-base station coordination by performing selection from a parameter table comprising predetermined parameter pairs of silence ratio and power reduction amount of ABS.

US Pat. No. 10,251,182

TRANSMISSION CONTROLLING APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND RESOURCE ALLOCATING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A transmission controlling apparatus comprising:a transmitting and receiving interface connected to a plurality of wireless stations each of which wirelessly transmits a signal; and
a processor connected to the memory and to the transmitting and receiving interface, wherein
the processor executes a process including:
calculating, for each of the wireless stations, an index indicating a magnitude of interference suffered by the signal wirelessly transmitted from the wireless station, the interference being caused by the signals wirelessly transmitted from one or more other wireless stations;
determining a resource to be allocated to each of the plurality of wireless stations in accordance with the index calculated for each of the wireless stations; and
transmitting transmission data to each of the plurality of wireless stations by using the determined resource, wherein
the determining includes allocating signal lines in such a manner that the greater interference a wireless station is indicated to suffer from by the calculated index, the larger number of signal lines are allocated to the wireless station, from among a plurality of signal lines connecting the transmitting and receiving interface to the wireless station.

US Pat. No. 10,251,179

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING DATA BETWEEN STATION AND NEIGHBOR ACCESS POINT IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting data by a station (STA) in a communication system, the method comprising:communicating with a first access point (AP) being present in a first basic service set (BSS) in which the STA is present;
identifying a condition;
receiving, from a second AP positioned adjacent to the STA, data of a second BSS associated with the second AP by using an idle antenna, base-band processing unit, and a modem in a case that the condition is satisfied, wherein the second BSS is different from the first BSS;
transmitting, to the first AP, the data of the second BSS associated with the second AP; and
receiving, from the first AP, mode information related to operation protocols and frequency bands of the first BSS managed by the first AP,
wherein the condition is set based on one of a noise strength estimated by the STA, a network load of the first BSS, and a probability of transmission failure of the STA, and
wherein the mode information is determined based on the data of the second BSS associated with the second AP.

US Pat. No. 10,251,178

QOE PROVISIONING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE VIDEO APPLICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

6. A quality of experience (QoE) provisioning method of a user equipment (UE) measurement apparatus in a network, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, a request for UE related information for QoE estimation from a policy and charging rules function (PCRF);
collecting, by the UE, the UE related information; and
transmitting, by the UE, the collected information to the PCRF,
wherein the UE related information is used in combination with network related information obtained from a network measurement apparatus to estimate a QoE of a data flow,
wherein the estimated QoE is used for a QoE adjustment,
wherein a QoE adjustment mechanism is identified based on a type of the data flow,
wherein a request for a first QoE adjustment is transmitted to an application function (AF), if information on the data flow is transmitted from the AF, the first QoE adjustment being performed by decreasing a transmission rate of the data flow,
wherein the request for a second QoE adjustment is transmitted to a transborder data flow (TDF), if information on the data flow is supported by the TDF, the request including a parameter related to the data flow for the second QoE adjustment, the second QoE adjustment being performed by dropping at least one of data packets of the data flow,
wherein the information on the data flow supported by the TDF is collected by using deep packet inspection, in the case that the information on the data flow transmitted from the AF is insufficient, and
wherein information including a transmission supported by the AF is transmitted from the AF to the PCRF, the request for the first QoE adjustment is transmitted to the AF, and the data flow with a decreased transmission rate is transmitted from the AF to the PCRF.

US Pat. No. 10,251,176

RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A radio communication apparatus to perform communication with another radio communication apparatus by using a plurality of frequency bands, the radio communication apparatus comprising:a receiver configured to receive, when performing a random access procedure to the another radio communication apparatus, a control message by using a first frequency band as a last message among a plurality of messages transmitted by the radio communication apparatus in the random access procedure, the control message instructing communication using a second frequency band different from the first frequency band; and
a controller configured to control communication according to reception of the control message, to perform data communication with the another radio communication apparatus by using the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,251,175

SUB-FREQUENCY BAND SHARING METHOD AND BASE STATION, AND USER TERMINAL

1. A sub-frequency band sharing method, comprising:assigning a unique terminal sequence code to a user terminal, and sending the terminal sequence code to the user terminal when the user terminal is connected to a base station;
receiving a user data packet sent by a core network;
parsing the user data packet to acquire a destination user terminal to which the user data packet is to be sent;
acquiring a terminal sequence code corresponding to the destination user terminal;
acquiring an idle sub-frequency band in a frequency band, wherein the frequency band is divided into a plurality of sub-frequency bands, and one or a plurality of base stations connected to the user terminal and a plurality of user terminals serviced by the one or a plurality of base stations share the sub-frequency band to transmit data; and
modulating the user data packet and the acquired terminal sequence code to the idle sub-frequency band according to a predetermined sequence to form modulated data, wherein the modulated data is transmitted over the idle sub-frequency band, and upon completion of the transmission of the modulated data, the sub-frequency band occupied by the modulated data is released.

US Pat. No. 10,251,172

SUPPORTING DIFFERENT NUMEROLOGY CONFIGURATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a first wireless device, comprising:determining a numerology configuration to be used for a subframe, the numerology configuration comprising a first tone spacing in the subframe for a first set of symbols and a second tone spacing in the subframe for a second set of symbols;
determining whether to time-division multiplex (TDM) the first set of symbols with the second set of symbols into adjacent locations within the subframe based on the determined numerology configuration of the subframe; and
communicating with a second wireless device within the subframe based on the determined numerology configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,251,169

CONTROL CHANNEL ALLOCATION METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:monitoring PDCCH candidates in a common search space and one or more UE-specific search spaces on a single component carrier; and
detecting the PDCCH from the PDCCH candidates,
wherein the detected PDCCH corresponds to a PDCCH in the common search space when the PUCCH candidates have a same radio network temporary identifier (RNTI), a same payload size and a same first control channel element (CCE) index but a different set of control information fields, and when the UE is configured with a carrier indicator field.

US Pat. No. 10,251,168

METHOD, BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR SUBFRAME CONFIGURATION IN TIME DIVISION DUPLEX SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a base station, a subframe number of a flexible subframe;
determining, by the base station, a feature of the flexible subframe identified by the subframe number, wherein the feature of the flexible subframe indicates whether the flexible subframe is uplink or downlink; and
sending, by the base station, downlink control information to at least two user equipments (UEs) via a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) within a common search space, wherein the downlink control information indicates the feature of the flexible subframe, the downlink control information is scrambled by a radio network temporary identifier (RNTI), and the RNTI used to scramble the downlink control information is the same for each UE of the at least two UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,251,167

D2D SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for broadcasting a device-to-device (D2D) signal by a user equipment (UE) positioned outside a coverage of a base station (BS), the method comprising:transmitting a first message including a preamble sequence to a first D2D UE in a cluster, wherein an index of the preamble sequence is determined based on a resource used for transmission of the first message;
receiving a second message from the first D2D UE in the cluster as a response to the first message, wherein the second message contains scheduling information to broadcast a third message;
broadcasting the third message in the D2D signal to a plurality of D2D UEs in the cluster based on the scheduling information;
receiving a plurality of ACK/NACKs (acknowledgement/negative-acknowledgements) for the third message from the plurality of D2D UEs in the cluster; and
re-broadcasting the third message in a D2D signal to the plurality of D2D UEs in the cluster if a proportion of NACK among the plurality of ACK/NACKs is equal to or larger than a certain value.

US Pat. No. 10,251,166

RADIO BASE STATION, USER TERMINAL AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal comprising:a receiver that receives transmission mode information, indicating a transmission mode to which spatial multiplexing of a plurality of layers is applied to a downlink signal for the user terminal, via radio resource control (RRC) signaling and receives downlink control information, via a physical downlink control channel, indicating whether or not a transmission method of superposing downlink signals for a plurality of user terminals, including the user terminal, is applied in the transmission mode; and
a processor that controls reception of the downlink signal according to the transmission mode information and the downlink control information,
wherein if the spatial multiplexing of the plurality of layers is applied and the downlink signals for the plurality of user terminals are superposed, the processor controls the reception of the downlink signal based on a power ratio of the downlink signals provided from a radio base station.

US Pat. No. 10,251,165

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESOURCE MAPPING FOR PHYSICAL CHANNEL IN MULTIPLE CELL SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a downlink channel from at least one transmit (Tx) point among a plurality of Tx points by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving, from a first Tx point, information related to a resource mapping position of a downlink data channel, and an indicator which indicates a second Tx point;
receiving downlink data through cooperative transmission of the first Tx point and the second Tx point,
wherein the first Tx point is a serving cell and the second Tx point is a neighbor cell; and
demodulating the downlink data channel, based on whether a downlink subframe of the first Tx point is a Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframe or a non-MBSFN subframe,
wherein, when the downlink subframe is the MBSFN subframe of the first Tx point, the downlink data channel is demodulated based on a UE-specific reference signal of the first Tx point; and
wherein, when the downlink subframe is the non-MBSFN subframe of the first Tx point, the downlink data channel is demodulated based on a cell-specific reference signal (CRS) of the first Tx point and on an assumption that the downlink channel is not mapped to a resource element (RE) position of a CRS of the second Tx point according to the information related to the resource mapping position of the downlink data channel.

US Pat. No. 10,251,163

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND CONTROL CHANNEL ALLOCATING METHOD

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:allocating circuitry, which, in operation, allocates a control information to one or more consecutive control channel elements (CCEs) in a search space, the search space comprised of a plurality of CCEs including the one or more consecutive CCEs, the plurality of CCEs starting on a CCE that is determined from both a number of the one or more consecutive CCEs, and a total number of CCEs configured in a subframe, and a CCE index of a first CCE of the one or more consecutive CCEs being associated with an uplink resource; and
transmitting circuitry, which, in operation, controls transmission of the allocated control information to a mobile station.

US Pat. No. 10,251,107

SEAMLESS WI-FI ROAMING

CSC HOLDINGS, LLC, Bethp...

1. A system, comprising:one or more processors;
a memory communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, wherein the one or more processors are configured to:
receive a first communication from a client device associated with a first access point in a first wireless network;
determine that the client device has established a session with a second access point in a second wireless network, wherein the first wireless network and the second wireless network comprise a seamless Wi-Fi network; and
transmit a second communication that allows the client device to continue the session via the first access point, wherein the session satisfies policies of the first wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,251,104

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PROGRAMMABLE BASE STATIONS AND SOFTWARE-DEFINED RADIO ACCESS NETWORK CONTROLLERS

NETSIA, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method as implemented in a radio access network (RAN) controller, facilitating a handover of a mobile station based on communicating with a serving base station and a target base station, the method comprising:(a) receiving, from the serving base station, a Handover Flag message comprising an identity associated with the mobile station and an identity of the target base station;
(b) determining a new RAN slice in the target base station that serves the mobile station after the handover is completed based on one of the following:
(1) the new RAN slice in the target base station picked according to a pre-programmed active RAN slice that the mobile station is associated with;
(2) the new RAN slice in the target base station picked according to a pre-programmed default RAN profile that the mobile station is associated with, or
(3) the new RAN slice in the target base station is an un-programmed RAN slice,
(c) the mobile station belonging to either a pre-programmed RAN slice in the target base station or a yet unprogrammed RAN slice in the target base station, wherein when the mobile station belongs to the pre-programmed RAN slice in the target base station, transmitting, to the target base station, a first configuration update comprising an identification of the pre-programmed RAN slice along with the request to add the mobile station as a slice user, and when the mobile station belongs to the yet un-programmed RAN slice, transmitting, to the target base station, a second configuration update message comprising a request to add the mobile station as a new slice user, a name of the new RAN slice, and any of, or a combination of, the following profile information to program the new RAN slice: downlink scheduler names, uplink scheduler names, admission control rules, handoff management parameters, and percentage of radio resources to be allocated for the new RAN slice, and
(d) receiving, from the target base station, an Acknowledgement message upon successful programming of the mobile station to the RAN slice identified in (b).

US Pat. No. 10,251,017

PROXIMITY-BASED CONFIGURATION OF A DEVICE

ESKI Inc., Montreal (CA)...

1. A wearable device, comprising:at least one processor, programmed to process a stimulus from a mobile computing device and to make available to the mobile computing device, in response to the stimulus:
(1) information usable by the mobile computing device to determine, in the absence of any user input to an application or other component executing on the mobile computing device, whether the wearable device is in sufficiently close proximity to the mobile computing device for the mobile computing device to supply configuration input to the wearable device, and
(2) information identifying at least one feature, characteristic and/or operation of the wearable device to which configuration input supplied by the mobile computing device relates; and
wherein the at least one processor is programmed to process any configuration input received from the mobile computing device, the processing relating to producing a change in state of the wearable device, the change in state comprising one or more of an altered visual appearance of the wearable device, the wearable device producing sound, the wearable device rendering an image, the wearable device producing odor, the wearable device changing shape, and the wearable device exhibiting one or more tactile characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,250,981

IN-CAR COMMUNICATION

Harman Becker Automotive ...

1. An in-car communication system comprising:a first microphone arrangement in the vicinity of a first passenger position; the first microphone arrangement being configured to pick up sound from the first passenger position and to convert the picked-up sound into a first electrical microphone signal;
a first loudspeaker arrangement in the vicinity of a second passenger position; the first loudspeaker arrangement being configured to convert a first electrical loudspeaker signal into sound radiated to the second passenger position;
a first signal processing module connected downstream of the first microphone arrangement and upstream of the first loudspeaker arrangement; the first signal processing module being configured to process the first electrical microphone signal and to provide the first electrical loudspeaker signal; and
a second microphone arrangement in the vicinity of the second passenger position;
wherein:
the first loudspeaker arrangement being directional and having a principal transmitting direction into which it radiates its maximum sound energy, the first loudspeaker arrangement being disposed such that the radiated maximum sound energy is concentrated at the second passenger position,
at least one of the first microphone arrangement and the second microphone arrangement is disposed in a headliner of a car interior or a headrest,
the second microphone arrangement includes a first microphone and a second microphone positioned in the headrest,
the first loudspeaker arrangement including a first loudspeaker and a second loudspeaker positioned in the headrest,
the first loudspeaker is positioned adjacent to the first microphone on a first side of the headrest on one side of a user's head,
the second loudspeaker is positioned adjacent to the second microphone on a second side of the headrest on another side of a user's head,
the first loudspeaker is positioned on the headrest such that a first principle transmitting direction from the first loudspeaker forms a first angle with respect to a first principle receiving direction of the first microphone that is greater than a first predetermined angle, and
the second loudspeaker is positioned on the headrest such that a second principle transmitting direction from the second loudspeaker forms a second angle with respect to a second principle receiving direction of the second microphone that is greater than a second predetermined angle.

US Pat. No. 10,250,961

SPEAKER MODULE

GOERTEK INC., Shandong (...

1. A speaker module, comprising:an inner cavity defined by a shell, and
a magnetic circuit system and a vibrating system arranged inside the inner cavity,
wherein:
the vibrating system comprises a vibrating diaphragm fixed in the inner cavity, a voice coil is fixed to the lower end of the vibrating diaphragm,
a first induction coil is provided to the upper end of the vibrating diaphragm,
the voice coil is electrically connected with the first induction coil via a down-lead of the voice coil,
a second induction coil is provided above the first induction coil for electrically connecting a terminal device,
a first circuit board is provided between the first induction coil and the vibrating diaphragm; and
the shell is provided with a second circuit board to whose lower end the second induction coil is fixed.

US Pat. No. 10,250,837

USER PROXIMITY RECOGNITION AND HANDS-FREE CONTROL

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A set-top box comprising:a first transmitter configured to output an interrogation signal when the set-top box is in a low power mode;
a first receiver configured to receive an identification signal transmitted from a mobile electronic device in response to the interrogation signal, the identification signal including an identification code;
a memory configured to store a plurality of user profiles, each user profile including a respective registered identification code and a respective command; and
control circuitry configured to compare the identification code to the registered identification codes stored in the memory, to exit the low power mode in response to receiving the identification signal, and to execute the command corresponding to a registered identification code that matches the identification code of the identification signal if fewer than a predetermined number of commands have been previously executed in a predetermined timeframe.

US Pat. No. 10,250,815

COMPONENT MOUNTER INCLUDING A NOZZLE, CAMERA, AND A TRANSFER DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounter comprising:a conveyor configured to convey a circuit board;
a suction nozzle configured to hold a component;
a camera configured to image a bump on a bottom surface of the component held by the suction nozzle; a transfer device configured to hold fluid that is one of solder, flux, conductive paste, and adhesive; and
a control device configured to image the bump onto which the fluid is not transferred at multiple shutter speeds using the camera to acquire multiple pre-transfer images captured at the multiple shutter speeds, to transfer the fluid held by the transfer device onto the bump, and to image the bump onto which the fluid is transferred at the multiple shutter speeds to acquire multiple post-transfer images captured at the multiple shutter speeds, the control device including an image processing unit, wherein
while the suction nozzle maintains suction on the component, the image processing unit is configured to determine pixel values of each of the pre-transfer images by performing gray processing on each of the pre-transfer images, and to determine pixel values of each of the post-transfer images by performing gray processing on each of the post-transfer images, the image processing unit including a transfer inspection data creation device configured to create transfer inspection data and a transfer inspection device configured to inspect a transfer state of the fluid transferred onto a bump using the transfer inspection data created by the transfer inspection data creation device,
the transfer inspection data creation device includes a shutter speed determining device configured to determine a transfer state shutter speed as a minimum shutter speed from the multiple shutter speeds for which a minimum value for the pixel values of each of the post-transfer images is equal to or larger than a predetermined value,
the transfer inspection data creation device is configured to create the transfer inspection data based on the pixel values of a pre-transfer image and a post-transfer image captured with the transfer state shutter speed determined by the shutter speed determining device, and
the control device is configured to mount the component used for the creation of the transfer inspection data on the circuit board conveyed by the conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,250,742

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING APPLICATION DATA FROM CALL DATA

RINGCENTRAL, INC., Bosto...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating application data from call data, the method comprising:acquiring, with one or more call-data aggregators, call data from at least one call-data source;
modifying at least a portion of the call data with a call-data modifier;
generating application data from the portion of the call data, wherein the application data is configured for diagram generation; and
generating a diagram from the application data, wherein the diagram graphically indicates volumes of calls in branches of an interactive voice response (IVR) system map.

US Pat. No. 10,250,707

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING INFORMATION PUSHED-TO TERMINAL

HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) ...

1. A method for selecting information pushed-to a terminal, comprising:determining, by a first terminal, a service type of received service information according to a preset terminal service type table;
acquiring, by the first terminal from a terminal status table configured in the first terminal, characteristic information of second terminals coupled to the first terminal;
determining working statuses of the second terminals according to the characteristic information;
selecting, by the first terminal from the second terminals according to a preset information push rule, the service type of the service information, and the working statuses of the second terminals, a target terminal of the information pushed-to the terminal, the target terminal supporting the service information, a working status of the target terminal meeting a requirement for pushing the service information, the preset information push rule being preset by a user according to a condition of the user, the preset information push rule being either preferentially processing a service of a communication type or preferentially processing a service of a non-communication type, the preset information push rule preferentially processing the service information when the service information corresponds to a service type that is a same as a service currently running on one of the second terminals, and the one of the second terminals being selected as the target terminal; and
sending a prompt message of having received the service information to the target terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,250,655

SCHEDULING SEGMENT DATA DELIVERY IN AN ADAPTIVE MEDIA STREAM TO AVOID STALLING

DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.,...

1. A method executable by a media player device to proactively obtain a media stream that comprises of a series of segments via a network, the method comprising:placing a plurality of segment requests by the media player device for segment data that is to be delivered to the media device, wherein each of the segment requests is placed on one of a plurality of simultaneous parallel connections via the network;
after placing the requests, the media player device monitoring delivery of the previously requested segment data on each of the plurality of simultaneous parallel connections to thereby identify undelivered segment data that is urgent and that was previously requested on a particular one of the plurality of simultaneous parallel connections, but that has not yet been delivered; and
if the monitoring indicates that the undelivered segment data has not yet been received, the media player suspending the requests for additional segment data on the simultaneous parallel connections other than the particular one of the simultaneous parallel connections that is delivering the previously-requested but undelivered urgent segment to reduce an amount of bandwidth consumed by the other simultaneous parallel connections and thereby give priority to the previously-requested but undelivered urgent segment data on the particular simultaneous parallel connection.

US Pat. No. 10,250,605

COMBINING A SET OF RISK FACTORS TO PRODUCE A TOTAL RISK SCORE WITHIN A RISK ENGINE

QUEST SOFTWARE INC., Ali...

1. A computer method, implemented using one or more hardware processors by a risk engine that is configured to evaluate attempts to access a web-accessible application, for generating a total risk score representing a risk of authorizing an attempt to access the application, the method comprising:in response to a user's web-based request to access the web-accessible application, determining a number of conditions about the request;
based on the conditions, identifying which of a number of risk factors and mitigating factors are present in the request to access the web-accessible application;
identifying a risk policy applicable to the request to access the web-accessible application;
based on the risk policy, assigning a percentage to each of the risk factors that is present in the request to access the web-accessible application;
for each risk factor for which the risk policy defines that one or more of the mitigating factors apply, adjusting the percentage assigned to the risk factor by a percentage assigned to the one or more mitigating factors;
combining the percentage assigned to each risk factor to produce a total risk score in accordance with the following equation:
Total Risk Score=bn-2+(1?bn-2)*an where an represents the nth risk factor after it is adjusted by any applicable mitigating factors and bn-2 is obtained from the following formula(s):bn-2=bn-3+(1?bn-3)*an-1
bn-3=bn-4+(1?bn-4)*an-2
. . .
b1=a1+(1?a1)*a2; and
transmitting, using the one or more hardware processors, the total risk score to the application or to an access manager that manages access to the application to allow the application or the access manager to determine whether to allow the request to access the web-accessible application.

US Pat. No. 10,250,431

SYSTEM AND METHODS THEREOF FOR OPTIMIZING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A CIVILIAN AND DIFFERENT DISPATCHERS

Carbyne Ltd., Tel-Aviv (...

1. A method for optimizing a communication delivery request, the method comprising:identifying first metadata related to a type of a user device sending the communication delivery request, wherein the communication delivery request includes a voice call and data;
identifying second metadata related to a target of the communication delivery request;
identifying third metadata related to a type of current network connection;
determining a first optimal route for sending the voice call and a second optimal route for sending the data, wherein the determination is based on the identified first metadata, second metadata and third metadata;
routing the voice call over the first optimal route; and
routing the data over the second optimal route.

US Pat. No. 10,250,418

EHF RECEIVER ARCHITECTURE WITH DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTABLE DISCRIMINATION THRESHOLD

Keyssa Systems, Inc., Ca...

1. A receiver device comprising:a detector circuit configured to receive an extremely high frequency (EHF) electromagnetic signal and generate a baseband signal and an initial reference signal; and
a voltage slicer circuit comprising:
a reference signal feedback loop configured to:
sample the initial reference signal to determine an initial reference signal setting value,
during a first time period, determine a difference between the initial reference signal setting value and a reference signal setting value, and
during a second time period, adjust the initial reference signal setting value when the determined difference is more than a reference signal threshold value;
a baseband signal feedback loop configured to: sample the baseband signal,
compute an average baseband signal using a plurality of samples of the baseband signal to determine an average baseband value,
determine a difference between the average baseband value and the initial reference signal setting value, and
compute an initial discrimination threshold voltage level value using the determined difference;
an amplifier configured to apply the initial discrimination threshold voltage level value to the baseband signal; and
an amplifier feedback loop comprising:
a switch having a first terminal coupled to a first input of the amplifier and a second terminal coupled to a second input of the amplifier; and the switch configured to receive a control signal from a controller to regulate the operation of the switch, the switch being turned on responsive to the control signal being in a first state and the switch being turned off responsive to the control signal being in a second state.

US Pat. No. 10,250,395

CRYPTOLOGIC BLOCKCHAIN INTEROPERATION

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

1. A method for blockchain interoperability comprising:receiving, by a furnisher participant of a furnisher distributed ledger technology (DLT) network, a request to export token data stored on a furnisher blockchain that stores the token data based on a furnisher DLT;
transmitting, to a plurality of validator participants of the furnisher DLT network, a consensus request to certify that the token data is stored on the furnisher blockchain, the consensus request comprising an identification of the token data stored in the furnisher blockchain;
receiving certifications of the token data respectively created by the validator participants, the certifications including digital signatures respectively signed by the validator participants based on private keys for the validator participants, the certifications indicative of the token data being stored on the furnisher blockchain;
generating, in response to receipt of the certifications, a multi-signature certification message, the multi-signature certification message comprising the digital signatures;
communicating the multi-signature certification message to a data receiver, the data receiver configured to verify the digital signatures based on public keys that are respectively paired with the private keys, wherein the data receiver comprises a receiver participant of a receiver DLT network, wherein the receiver DLT network is a different DLT than the furnisher DLT network;
communicating, to the data receiver, an instruction configured to cause the data receiver to request the token data from the furnisher participant;
accessing, in response to receiving a request from the data receiver based on the instruction, the token data from a plurality of datablocks included in the furnisher blockchain; and
communicating the token data to the data receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,250,394

CRYPTOLOGIC SELF-EXECUTING BLOCKCHAIN EXPORT COMMITMENT

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

1. A method comprising:appending, to a furnisher blockchain, an interoperability smart contract comprising a cryptologic committal, the cryptologic committal comprising commit logic configured to cause a data receiver to commit token data to a receiver blockchain based on a pre-commit authorization;
encrypting, based on a predetermined committal key, the pre-commit authorization to transfer token data stored on the furnisher blockchain to the receiver blockchain;
sending the pre-commit authorization to the data receiver;
after sending the pre-commit authorization, receiving a pre-commit acknowledgement of the pre-commit authorization; and
responsive to the pre-commit acknowledgement:
locking the token data on the furnisher blockchain in response to verification that the token data is appended to the receiver blockchain, and
sending the predetermined committal key to the data receiver, the data receiver configured to execute the commit logic based on the pre-commit authorization unencrypted by the predetermined committal key and commit the token data to the receiver blockchain based on the commit logic.

US Pat. No. 10,250,338

TRANSMITTER DRIVE WITH IMPROVED TRANSMITTER PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An apparatus comprising:A transmitter circuit coupled to a termination resistor, the transmitter circuit configured to generate a plurality of link pulses;
a driver circuit coupled to the transmitter circuit and configured to control a dynamic range of the link pulses; and
a transformer configured to couple the termination resistor via a transmission medium to a far-end transceiver,
wherein the driver circuit is configured to control the dynamic range of the link pulses by providing complementary digital input signals to the transmitter circuit, and wherein the complementary digital input signals include ramp sections.

US Pat. No. 10,250,291

NOISE DISTRIBUTION SHAPING FOR SIGNALS, PARTICULARLY CDMA SIGNALS

AIRBUS DS GMBH, Taufkirc...

1. A method for noise distribution shaping for signals, the method comprising the acts of:generating a blanking control signal by comparing a received signal with at least one blanking threshold;
adapting the received signal by adding an offset value depending on an amplitude of the received signal; and
modifying the noise distribution of the received signal by applying blanking of the received signal under control of the blanking control signal,
wherein the amplitude of the received signal is calculated based on the estimated power Pest of the received signal and the offset value is calculated from the calculated amplitude of the received signal by multiplying a square root of the estimated power Pest with a predefined scaling factor ?,
wherein the predefined scaling factor ? is positive or negative, constant or time dependent, or a sign of the predefined scaling factor ? is changeable over time as function of the received signal.

US Pat. No. 10,250,141

CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR BUCK-BOOST POWER CONVERTER WITH SEAMLESS MODE TRANSITION CONTROL

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. A control circuit for regulating a buck-boost power converter, comprising:an operational amplifier configured to receive a first feedback signal indicative of an output voltage of the buck-boost power converter and a reference signal, and further configured to conduct operation to the first feedback signal and the reference signal to provide an amplified difference signal indicative of a difference between the first feedback signal and the reference signal;
a buck cycle pulse width modulation module configured to respectively receive the amplified difference signal and a first current sensing signal indicative of a switching current during a buck cycle of the buck-boost power converter, and to compare the first current sensing signal with the amplified difference signal to generate a first pulse width modulation signal for regulating a buck duty cycle of the buck-boost power converter, wherein the buck cycle pulse width modulation module has a first controllable hysteresis and a hysteresis control terminal which is configured to receive a first mode transition control signal that controls the buck-boost power converter to transit between a buck mode and a buck-boost mode as well as controls the buck cycle pulse width modulation module to enable or disable the first controllable hysteresis, and wherein the buck cycle pulse width modulation module is further configured to enable the first controllable hysteresis in response to the first mode transition control signal when the buck-boost power converter transits from the buck mode to the buck-boost mode, and to disable the first controllable hysteresis in response to the first mode transition control signal when the buck-boost power converter transits from the buck-boost mode to the buck mode; and
a boost cycle pulse width modulation module configured to respectively receive the amplified difference signal and a second current sensing signal indicative of a switching current during a boost cycle of the buck-boost power converter, and to compare the second current sensing signal with the amplified difference signal to generate a second pulse width modulation signal for regulating a boost duty cycle of the buck-boost power converter, wherein the boost cycle pulse width modulation module has a second controllable hysteresis and a hysteresis control terminal which is configured to receive a second mode transition control signal that controls the buck-boost power converter to transit between the buck-boost mode and a boost mode as well as controls the boost cycle pulse width modulation module to enable or disable the second controllable hysteresis, and wherein the boost cycle pulse width modulation module is further configured to enable the second controllable hysteresis in response to the second mode transition control signal when the buck-boost power converter transits from the buck-boost mode to the boost mode, and to disable the second controllable hysteresis in response to the second mode transition control signal when the buck-boost power converter transits from the boost mode to the buck-boost mode.

US Pat. No. 10,250,110

FASTENING ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRIC MACHINE AND RECTIFIER THEREFOR

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A method of assembling a rotating rectifier having multiple radially spaced bus bars each having a corresponding fastener to an electrical machine having at least one machine with a stator and a rotor mounted on a rotating shaft, the method comprising:inserting the rotating rectifier into a hollow portion of the rotating shaft;
axially aligning the fasteners with at least one corresponding radial opening in the rotating shaft;
inhibiting an inward radial movement of the fasteners by inserting an inhibiting tool into an interior defined by the multiple radially spaced bus bars; and
at least partially securing the fasteners of each bus bar to a corresponding fastener on at least one of the rotor and rotating shaft while the inhibiting tool resides in the interior.

US Pat. No. 10,249,999

BRUSH HOLDER ASSEMBLY MONITORING APPARATUS, ASSEMBLY, SYSTEM AND METHOD

CUTSFORTH, INC., Cohasse...

1. A method of monitoring a brush holder assembly of an electrical device including a carbon brush, the carbon brush of the brush holder assembly being in contact with a rotating conductive surface, the brush holder assembly permitting linear movement of the carbon brush toward the rotating conductive surface as the carbon brush wears, the method comprising:acquiring data indicative of linear displacement of the carbon brush relative to the brush holder assembly; and
evaluating the data to estimate a remaining life expectancy of the carbon brush.

US Pat. No. 10,249,994

CONNECTOR HAVING PLURAL CONTACTS FORMING DIFFERENTIAL PAIRS AND CONNECTOR DEVICE USING THE SAME

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connector comprising:a plurality of contacts having a plurality of contact portions extending in an axial direction in a one-to-one correspondence; and
a housing having an inner wall extending in the axial direction,
wherein outer peripheries of the plurality of contact portions are substantially covered with the inner wall,
wherein an insertion portion in which a plurality of counterpart contacts capable of contacting the plurality of contact portions in a one-to-one correspondence are arranged is inserted in the axial direction into an insertion space defined by the inner wall,
wherein the plurality of contacts form a plurality of differential pairs between adjacent contacts of the plurality of contacts, wherein the adjacent contacts forming each of the differential pairs are relatively closer to each other than to any other of the plurality of contacts,
wherein contact portions of contacts of the plurality of contacts forming each of three differential pairs of the plurality of differential pairs are located in a vertical direction at positions at one side in the vertical direction in a plane orthogonal to the axial direction,
wherein the three differential pairs are arranged parallel to one another in a state where adjacent ones of said three differential pairs are separated from one another by equal distances in a horizontal direction in the plane orthogonal to the axial direction, and
wherein contact portions of contacts of the plurality of contacts forming another differential pair other than the three differential pairs of the plurality of differential pairs are located in the horizontal direction at positions at an other side in the vertical direction in the plane orthogonal to the axial direction, said other side being opposite to said one side.

US Pat. No. 10,249,989

MITIGATION OF CONNECTOR STUB RESONANCE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A method of mitigating connector stub resonance, the method comprising:shifting resonant frequency of a connector stub to be higher than an original resonant frequency of the connector stub; and
modifying a characteristic impedance of the connector stub such that input impedance of the connector stub becomes capacitive at the original resonant frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,249,958

DISH ANTENNA AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BRACKET THEREOF

WISTRON NEWEB CORP., Hsi...

1. A dish antenna, comprising:a dish;
a bracket, connected to the dish;
a supporter, connected to the bracket, wherein the cross section of the supporter is in a U-shape and has a first side wall, a second side wall opposite to the first side wall, and a top wall connecting the first side wall and the second side wall, wherein at least one strengthening groove is defined where the top wall joins at least one of the first side wall or the second side wall and extends along a longitudinal direction of the supporter; and
a receiver, connected to the supporter and corresponding to the dish,
wherein the bracket comprises a base, a first wing plate, a second wing plate and a plurality of fastening portions, an aspect of the base faces the dish, the bracket is affixed to the dish through the fastening portions, the first wing plate is disposed on a first side of the base, the second wing plate is disposed on a second side of the base, the first side is opposite to the second side, and the first wing plate, the second wing plate and the fastening portions are connected with the base.

US Pat. No. 10,249,951

MULTI-BEAM BI-FOCAL SHAPED REFLECTOR ANTENNA FOR CONCURRENT COMMUNICATION WITH MULTIPLE NON-COLLOCATED GEOSTATIONARY SATELLITES AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A multi-beam antenna comprising:a reflector having a single blended reflector surface defining a first focal region and a second focal region;
a first feed group located within the first focal region, the first feed group comprising a first feed oriented relative to the reflector to define a first beam pointed in a first direction;
a fixed attachment mechanism attaching the first feed group to the reflector such that a position of the first feed group is fixed relative to the reflector;
a second feed group located within the second focal region, the second feed group comprising a second feed oriented relative to the reflector to define a second beam pointed in a second direction; and
an adjustable attachment mechanism attaching the second feed group to the reflector in an adjustable relation to the reflector, whereby a difference between the first direction and the second direction is adjustable.

US Pat. No. 10,249,922

PARTIAL DIELECTRIC LOADED SEPTUM POLARIZER

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A waveguide device comprising:a first layer comprising an upper section of a first common waveguide and a first divided waveguide portion;
a second layer comprising a lower section of the first common waveguide and a second divided waveguide portion; and
a third layer between the first layer and the second layer, the third layer comprising an intermediate section of the first common waveguide, and further comprising a first conductive septum dividing an opening in the first common waveguide to define the first divided waveguide portion and the second divided waveguide portion, wherein:
the first layer further comprises an upper section of a second common waveguide and a third divided waveguide portion;
the second layer further comprises a lower section of the second common waveguide and a fourth divided waveguide portion; and
the third layer further comprising an intermediate section of the second common waveguide, and a second conductive septum dividing an opening in the second common waveguide to define the third divided waveguide portion and the fourth divided waveguide portion.

US Pat. No. 10,249,888

PASSIVE RECIRCULATION DEVICE

Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, ...

1. A recirculation device, comprising:a body defining an internal cavity, the body comprising a first passage configured to receive an exhaust into the body, a second passage configured to receive a fuel into the body, a third passage configured to discharge a mixture of the exhaust and the fuel from the body, and a longitudinal axis extending from the second passage to the third passage;
a piston slideably located within the body having a diaphragm seal fixed to an outer wall of the piston and an inner wall of the internal cavity, where the outer wall and diaphragm seal separate the internal cavity into a first cavity section that is exposed to the exhaust and a second cavity section separated from the exhaust, the piston comprises a piston cavity configured to receive a needle through the piston cavity, the piston cavity is configured to direct the fuel towards an orifice, the orifice is located at the smallest cross-sectional area of the piston cavity, whereby the piston is actuated along the longitudinal axis of the body toward the second passage by an exhaust force applied to the piston by the exhaust within the first cavity section of the body;
a mixing chamber located within the body configured to receive the exhaust and configured to receive the fuel from the orifice; and
the needle fixedly coupled to the body comprising:
a first end that receives the fuel from the second passage and feeds the fuel into a central cavity that extends towards a second end; and
in the general region of the second end an outlet passage discharges the fuel from the central cavity into the piston cavity;
a spring positioned within the second cavity section of the body that contacts the piston and applies a spring force on the piston, wherein the spring force opposes the exhaust force;
wherein the position of the piston is passively controlled by the exhaust force produced by a pressure of the exhaust within the body such that the sum of the exhaust force, the spring force, and a hydraulic force due to a pressure in the second cavity section determines the position of the piston and the flow rate of the fuel through the orifice into the mixing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,249,870

ELECTRODE SHEET FOR LI-ION BATTERY AND LI-ION BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECH...

1. An electrode sheet for a Li-ion battery, comprising a current collector and a diaphragm layer coated on the current collector, the current collector comprises a coating region (1) and at least one electrode tab region (2), the coating region is a region of the current collector which is coated with the diaphragm layer; characterized in that, the coating region (1) is adjoined with the electrode tab region (2), at least one stress releasing region is provided at an adjoining position of the coating region (1) and the at least one electrode tab region (2), and the stress releasing region is a groove (3) or a through-hole (4) provided at the adjoining position.

US Pat. No. 10,249,855

FLEXIBLE BATTERY COVER WITH INTEGRAL LID, METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF, AND METHOD OF ENCLOSING A BATTERY THEREWITH

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A flexible, insulative battery cover for a vehicle battery assembly, comprising:a flexible, tubular textile wall having a cavity extending between a bottom end and an open top end of said wall;
a flexible textile lid having a free end and an opposite end attached to said wall via a hinge, said lid being pivotal via said hinge between an open position, exposing said open top end of said wall, and a closed position, substantially closing off said top end;
a fastener, formed of material separate from said lid, fixed to said lid adjacent said free end, said fastener being configured for releasable attachment to a first elongate fastener member of the vehicle battery assembly; and
wherein said wall has a plurality of through openings, a first of said openings being adjacent said hinge and a second of said openings being adjacent said free end, wherein said first and second openings are configured for respective receipt of the first elongate fastener member and a separate second elongate fastener member therethrough, and further including a pair of openings configured for receipt of battery terminals therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,249,465

FUSE HOLDER, CARRIER AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A fuse holder for holding a fuse, comprising:a body;
a line side connector supported by said body;
a load side connector supported by said body;
a switch pivotably supported by said body about a first axis, said switch being capable of engagement in a first position providing electrical connection between said line side connector and said load side connector and said switch being capable of engagement in a second position providing electrical isolation between said line side connector and said load side connector;
a fuse carrier, said fuse carrier supported by said body, said fuse carrier holding the fuse when the fuse is assembled into the fuse carrier and said fuse carrier adapted to be removed from said fuse holder, said fuse holder including a first fuse holder conductor in electrical engagement with a first end of the fuse when the fuse is assembled into the fuse holder and a second fuse holder conductor in electrical engagement with a second end of the fuse when the fuse is assembled into the fuse holder, said first fuse holder conductor electrically connected to one of the line side connector and the load side connector when the fuse holder is in an operating position, said second fuse holder conductor electrically connected to the other of the line side connector and the load side connector when the fuse holder is in an operating position; and
a cam pivotably supported by said body about a second axis spaced from said first axis, said cam connected to said switch and engageable with said fuse carrier to block the advancement of the fuse carrier into the body.

US Pat. No. 10,249,087

ORTHOGONAL-PROJECTION-BASED TEXTURE ATLAS PACKING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL MESHES

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. A method of atlas packing for computer graphics performed by one or more computer processors, the method comprising:receiving a three-dimensional (3D) mesh including a plurality of triangles representing surfaces of one or more objects, each triangle having a respective texture;
for each respective triangle of the plurality of triangles:
determining a normal of the respective triangle; and
categorizing the respective triangle into one of six directions along positive and negative of x-, y-, and z-directions according a predominant component of the normal;
categorizing triangles in each respective direction of the six directions into one or more layers orthogonal to the respective direction;
for each respective layer in a respective direction:
identifying one or more connected components, each connected component comprises a plurality of connected triangles;
projecting each respective connected component onto a plane orthogonal to the respective direction to obtain a corresponding projected two-dimensional (2D) connected component; and
cutting the projected 2D connected component into one or more sub-components, each sub-component contained within a respective rectangular bounding box;
packing the bounding boxes of all sub-components of all projected 2D connected components in all layers in all directions into one or more atlases;
for each respective triangle of each sub-component in each atlas, copying a texture of a corresponding triangle of the 3D mesh to the respective triangle; and
storing the one or more atlases in a computer memory.

US Pat. No. 10,249,021

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. An image processing method, configured to process a color-block image output by an image sensor, wherein the image sensor comprises an array of photosensitive pixel units and an array of filter units arranged on the array of photosensitive pixel units, each filter unit corresponds to one photosensitive pixel unit, each photosensitive pixel unit comprises a plurality of photosensitive pixels, the color-block image comprises image pixel units arranged in a preset array, each image pixel unit comprises a plurality of original pixels, each photosensitive pixel unit corresponds to one image pixel unit, each photosensitive pixel corresponds to one original pixel, and the image processing method comprises:identifying a face region of the color-block image;
converting a part of the color-block image beyond the identified face region into a first simulation image using a first interpolation algorithm, wherein, the first simulation image comprises first simulation pixels arranged in a preset array, and each photosensitive pixel corresponds to one first simulation pixel;
converting a part of the color-block image within the identified face region into a second simulation image using a second interpolation algorithm, wherein, the second simulation image comprises second simulation pixels arranged in a preset array, and each photosensitive pixel corresponds to one second simulation pixel, and a time consumption amount and storage space amount of the second interpolation algorithm is less than that of the first interpolation algorithm; and
merging the first simulation image and the second simulation image into a simulation image corresponding to the color-block image.

US Pat. No. 10,249,015

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIGITALLY WATERMARKING DIGITAL FACIAL PORTRAITS

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating a digitally watermarked digital facial portrait, the method comprising:receiving, at a processor, a digital facial portrait of a subject;
applying at least one digital watermark to the digital facial portrait, the at least one digital watermark encoding personally identifiable information that identifies the subject whose face is portrayed in the digital facial portrait;
generating a digitally watermarked digital facial portrait as a machine-readable code in which the at least one digital watermark is embedded into the digital facial portrait such that the digitally watermarked digital facial portrait is issued to a mobile computing device of the subject and when the digitally watermarked digital facial portrait is displayed on the mobile computing device of the subject, the subject presenting the digital facial portrait is identified and authenticated by having the digitally watermarked digital facial portrait scanned such that (i) the personally identifiable information is retrieved from the digitally watermarked digital facial portrait; and (ii) the displayed digital facial portrait is authenticated based on the retrieved personally identifiable information; and
suspending or revoking the digitally watermarked digital facial portrait in response to a validated request for suspension or revocation by generating a suspended or revoked digitally watermarked digital facial portrait to over-write the previously generated digitally watermarked digital facial portrait on the mobile computing device of the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,248,924

NETWORK CHANGE AUDITING SYSTEM

QUEST SOFTWARE INC., Ali...

1. An information handling system (IHS) network, comprising:a workflow management system that is configured to couple to an administrator device;
a plurality of servers that are configured to couple to a user device; and
a network change auditing system that is coupled to the workflow management system and the plurality of servers, wherein the network change auditing system is configured to:
receive and store a plurality of workflow definitions from the workflow management system, wherein each of the plurality of workflow definitions are associated with a respective workflow provided by at least one of the plurality of servers;
receive and store a plurality of activity events from the at least one of the plurality of servers, where each activity event is associated with instructions provided by the user device to at least one of the plurality of servers;
associate a first subset of the plurality of activity events with a first workflow based on the first subset of the plurality of activity events being defined by a first workflow definition of the plurality of workflow definitions;
receive an identification of a first activity event in the first subset of the plurality of activity events from the administrator device and, in response, provide an identification of the first workflow and at least one second activity event in the first subset of the plurality of activity events for display on the administrator device;
associate a second subset of the plurality of activity events with a second workflow based on the second subset of the plurality of activity events being defined by a second workflow definition of the plurality of workflow definitions; and
receive a request to undo at least one of the second subset of the plurality of activity events from the administrator device and, in response, reverse the instructions that were provided by the user device to the at least one of the plurality of servers to produce the at least one of the second subset of activity events.

US Pat. No. 10,248,904

RF TAG

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. An RF tag comprising:an inlay comprising an IC chip and an antenna;
an auxiliary antenna laminated on the inlay in an insulated state; and
a housing that houses the inlay and the auxiliary antenna laminated thereon, wherein
the antenna of the inlay forms a loop circuit adjacent to the IC chip, and
the auxiliary antenna overlaps part of the loop circuit and is arranged along a longitudinal direction of the inlay such that at least a part of the antenna of the inlay is exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,248,903

METHOD FOR CREATING CERAMIC-CONTAINING TRANSACTION CARDS

AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL R...

1. A method of making a transaction card comprising:forming a card body comprising a ceramic material and including a card body aperture, the card body including a primary surface and a first mating surface;
forming a card backer comprising a metallic material and including a secondary surface, a second mating surface, a card backer aperture and a slit extending from the card backer aperture to an exterior edge of the card backer;
coupling together a portion of the first mating surface and a portion of the second mating surface such that the card backer aperture and the card body aperture at least partially overlap;
disposing a fill panel on a portion of the secondary surface of the card backer such that at least a portion of the fill panel is co-extensive with the card backer aperture and completely covers the card body aperture; and
disposing a microchip over the card body aperture and over the card backer aperture such that an unobstructed path exists from at least a portion of the microchip through the card backer aperture and to the fill panel.

US Pat. No. 10,248,899

RFID TAG AND TRANSPONDER DETECTION IN WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A wireless power transmitter configured to detect a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, the transmitter comprising:a transmitter resonator;
a transmitter impedance matching network coupled to the transmitter resonator;
an amplifier coupled to the transmitter impedance matching network;
a detection subsystem connected to the transmitter resonator; and
a controller coupled to the amplifier and to the detection subsystem and configured so that during operation of the transmitter, the controller is configured to control the transmitter resonator, the amplifier, and the impedance matching network to cycle the transmitter between a power transmission mode and a RFID tag detection mode,
wherein in the power transmission mode:
the RFID tag detection mode is interrupted; and
the transmitter resonator generates a power magnetic field at a frequency fpower to transfer power to a wireless power receiver;
wherein in the RFID tag detection mode:
the power transmission mode is interrupted;
the transmitter resonator generates at least one detection magnetic field at a frequency between f1 and f2 to excite a RFID tag;
the detection subsystem measures a reflected impedance of the transmitter resonator at each frequency; and
the controller determines whether a RFID tag is present in proximity to the transmitter based on the reflected impedance of the transmitter resonator; and
wherein f1 and f2 are greater than fpower.

US Pat. No. 10,248,895

MAGNETIC STRIPE CARD WITH INCREASED DURABILITY

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. An apparatus comprising:a base structure comprising a first dye receiver layer on a first side of the base structure and a second dye receiver layer on a second side of the base structure;
a magnetic stripe directly disposed on the second dye receiver layer of the base structure and configured to store encoded data; and
a laminating layer disposed on the magnetic stripe that is disposed on the second dye receiver layer, the laminating layer being disposed on the entire second side of the base structure, the laminating layer comprising an adhesive layer that bonds the laminating layer to (i) the magnetic stripe and (ii) the entire one side of the base structure, the laminating layer comprising bi-axially oriented, polyester material and the adhesive layer bonding with ferrite particles in the magnetic stripe.

US Pat. No. 10,248,847

PROFILE INFORMATION IDENTIFICATION

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A device, comprising:one or more processors to:
store images of people and profile information associated with the images of the people;
generate configuration information associated with providing customized profile information to a user device,
the configuration information being generated based on preferences, received from the user device, that specify information to be provided in the customized profile information,
the preferences including information identifying biography information about the people to include in the customized profile information;
receive an image, of a person, captured by the user device;
perform facial recognition of the image of the person to generate facial features of the person;
compare the facial features of the person and the images of the people;
identify a stored image of the person, from the images of the people, based on comparing the facial features of the person and the images of the people;
determine, from the profile information associated with the images of the people, particular profile information that corresponds to the stored image of the person,
the particular profile information being determined based on the configuration information; and
provide the particular profile information to the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,248,836

FINGERPRINT UNLOCKING METHOD AND TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a first fingerprint image;
determining a number of target feature points of the first fingerprint image;
acquiring a target adjustment parameter corresponding to the number of the target feature points according to a preset mapping relationship between the number of feature points and adjustment parameters;
receiving a second fingerprint image according to the target adjustment parameter;
matching the second fingerprint image with a preset fingerprint template; and
unlocking a terminal when the second fingerprint image matches with the preset fingerprint template.

US Pat. No. 10,248,778

METHOD FOR IMPROVING UNLOCKING SPEED AND MOBILE TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method for improving unlocking speed, applicable to a mobile terminal in a screen-off state and equipped with a metal dome array, comprising:executing a first thread when a current unlock mode of the mobile terminal is press-to-trigger fingerprint unlock in the screen-off state, and executing a second thread during the execution of the first thread; wherein the first thread comprises: receiving an operation instruction when a user touches a fingerprint module, acquiring a fingerprint image, comparing the fingerprint image acquired with a preset fingerprint image, and unlocking after a successful match; wherein the second thread comprises: receiving an operation instruction when the user presses the metal dome array, and waiting for unlocking success and then lighting up a display screen;
prior to lighting up the display screen,
determining whether the mobile terminal has currently turned on light sensing and color temperature detection;
turning off the light sensing and the color temperature detection and invoking light sensation data and color temperature data used last time for lighting up the display screen of the mobile terminal, to light up the display screen of the mobile terminal, based on a determination that the mobile terminal has currently turned on the light sensing and the color temperature detection; and
using a moment that the display screen is lit up as a moment of completion of unlocking.

US Pat. No. 10,248,777

METHOD OF UNLOCKING TERMINAL DEVICE USING FINGERPRINT AND MOBILE TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method of unlocking a terminal device using fingerprint, comprising:acquiring an original fingerprint image and triggering an interrupt request when a terminal device is in a screen-off state and a touch-press operation performed by a user on a fingerprint identification module of the terminal device is detected, and performing a fingerprint identification process on the original fingerprint image; and
unlocking the terminal device and lighting up a screen of the terminal device when detecting that a result of the fingerprint identification process is matching;
wherein performing the fingerprint identification process on the original fingerprint image comprises:
performing image enhancement on the original fingerprint image to obtain a target fingerprint image;
comparing feature points of the target fingerprint image with feature points of a pre-stored registered fingerprint template; and one of:
determining that the target fingerprint image is matched with the pre-stored registered fingerprint template when a ratio of the matched feature points of the target fingerprint image and the pre-stored registered fingerprint template is greater than or equal to a preset threshold; and determining that the target fingerprint image is not matched with the pre-stored registered fingerprint template when the ratio of the matched feature points of the target fingerprint image and the pre-stored registered fingerprint template is less than the preset threshold; and
wherein the pre-stored registered fingerprint template comprises N pre-stored registered fingerprint templates and N is an integer greater than 1, and comparing the feature points of the target fingerprint image with the feature points of the pre-stored registered fingerprint template comprises:
acquiring a number of times of comparison of the N pre-stored registered fingerprint templates in a preset time period;
sorting the N pre-stored registered fingerprint templates in descending order of the number of times of the comparison acquired; and
comparing the feature points of the target fingerprint image with the feature points of the sorted N pre-stored registered fingerprint templates sequentially.

US Pat. No. 10,248,774

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UNLOCKING AND MOBILE TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method for controlling unlocking, comprising:receiving fingerprint data;
increasing a dominant frequency of a processor of a mobile terminal;
matching the received fingerprint data based on the increased dominant frequency; and
unlocking the mobile terminal when the received fingerprint data is matched.

US Pat. No. 10,248,748

QUANTUM COCHLEA FOR EFFICIENT SPECTRUM ANALYSIS

The Trustees of Dartmouth...

1. A Quantum Cochlea circuit for spectral analysis of an input comprised of an abutting cascade of topologically identical emulated quantum two-state systems with transadmittance mixers, each configured with an exponentially decreasing taper in the difference between their high-energy and low-energy emulated-quantum-admittance transconductance values as one proceeds along the cochlear cascade, and with a sequential alternation in their orientation such that only compatibly similar high-energy admittances or only compatibly similar low-energy admittances abut each other when two cochlear stages join.

US Pat. No. 10,248,716

REAL-TIME GUIDANCE FOR CONTENT COLLECTION

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving user input from a user through a user interface, the user input comprising a plurality of terms;
determining, by providing the user input as input to a first model, one or more data elements in the user input and one or more data element labels that each describe a respective data element, wherein each data element includes one or more terms of the plurality of terms;
determining, from among a plurality of tasks and by providing the one or more data elements and the one or more data element labels that each describe a respective data element as input to a second model, one or more predicted tasks for the provided user input, wherein each task of the plurality of tasks is associated with a respective plurality of data elements and data element labels of each data element for completing the task;
determining, by providing each task of the one or more tasks as input to a third model, one or more additional data elements for one or more suggested data element labels that are not included in the one or more data elements in the user input, wherein each additional data element for each suggested data element label includes additional information that is for completing the task and that has not yet entered been entered;
and
updating the user interface with a user interface element suggesting that the user provide the one or more additional data elements.

US Pat. No. 10,248,679

COLLISION DETECTION USING STATE MANAGEMENT OF CONFIGURATION ITEMS

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A method, comprising:determining, using a processor, whether a scheduled change that affects a configuration item and another change at least partially overlap in time using at least a configuration management database (CMDB) in a cloud computing infrastructure that includes the configuration item;
responsive to a determination that the scheduled change and the other change at least partially overlap in time, determining, using the processor, whether the other change will affect the configuration item; and
responsive to a determination that the other change will affect the configuration item, blocking, via the processor, at least one of the scheduled change and the other change using the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,248,661

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PULLING VIRTUAL MACHINE MIRROR FILE

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for pulling a virtual machine mirror file, comprising:obtaining a mirror pulling instruction, the mirror pulling instruction comprising a timestamp of a mirror file to be pulled;
determining whether the mirror pulling instruction instructs pulling only a base mirror file previously dispatched to physical machines, the base mirror file being a release version file of an operating system or the combination of a release version file of an operating system and a system patch file; and the timestamp being used to search for the incremental file;
if yes, obtaining locally the base mirror file previously dispatched to physical machines; and
if not, (i) obtaining locally the base mirror file previously dispatched to physical machines; (ii) searching for an incremental file matching the timestamp of the mirror file to be pulled, the incremental file representing the difference between the mirror file to be pulled and the base mirror file; and (iii) obtaining, locally or from a mirror server, the incremental file matching the timestamp of the mirror file to be pulled.

US Pat. No. 10,248,660

MECHANISM FOR CONVERTING ONE TYPE OF MIRROR TO ANOTHER TYPE OF MIRROR ON A STORAGE SYSTEM WITHOUT TRANSFERRING DATA

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method, comprising:creating a mapping using matching data container attributes that are within both first data container attributes of a first data structure stored by a first device and second data container attributes of a second data structure stored by a second device, the mapping comprising a first entry mapping a first file of an original dataset within the first data structure to a second file of a copy dataset within the second data structure maintained as a mirrored backup for the first data structure using an existing mirror relationship between the original dataset and the copy dataset;
converting the existing mirror relationship, corresponding to a first mirror at the first device having a first layout for the copy dataset that is the same as an original layout of the original dataset, to a new mirror relationship having a second mirror with a second layout for the copy dataset that is different than the first layout; and
utilizing the mapping to facilitate mirroring of changes to the original dataset to the copy dataset using the new mirror relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,248,611

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND MOBILE TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:generating, by a mobile terminal, bytes of data in universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) format, wherein the data in UART format comprises software update information for a receiving terminal, and the mobile terminal comprises a processor; and
simulating UART ports via general purpose input/output (GPIO) ports of the processor and transmitting the bytes of data in UART format divided into batches to the receiving terminal via the GPIO ports,
wherein when transmitting the bytes of data in UART format in divided batches to the receiving terminal via the GPIO ports, the processor of the mobile terminal is in a locked state,
wherein the processor is in an unlocked state during an interval between two adjacent batches of the data transmitting, and
wherein the receiving terminal is a power adapter, and the mobile terminal is in electrical communication with the power adapter via a charging interface.

US Pat. No. 10,248,609

MODULAR INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM AND COMPONENTS THEREFOR

VERIFONE, INC., San Jose...

1. A modular interconnectivity assembly for interconnecting elements of a point of sale system, the modular interconnectivity assembly including:at least one interconnectivity module comprising:
an Input/Output (I/O) hub having at least one upstream facing port and at least two downstream facing ports;
at least one upstream connector connected to said at least one upstream facing port of said I/O hub and adapted for communication in accordance with a first communication protocol;
at least one downstream connector connected to at least one of said at least two downstream facing ports and adapted for communication in accordance with said first communication protocol; and
at least one interface connected to another of said at least two downstream facing ports and adapted for communication in accordance with a second communication protocol, different from said first communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,248,449

APPLICATION CONTAINERS RUNNING INSIDE VIRTUAL MACHINE

Virtuozzo International G...

1. A system for launching application containers inside Virtual Machines (VMs) without data duplication, the system comprising:a first VM running on a host;
a second VM running on the host;
a data storage to which the host has access;
a host-side container generation daemon running on the host and configured to interface to VM-side container generation daemons inside each of the VMs;
the VM-side container generation daemons configured to transmit to the host-side container generation daemon requests to pull container layers;
the host-side container generation daemon is configured to receive and process the requests to pull the requested container layers from the VM-side container generation daemons; and
a direct access (DAX) device residing on each of the VMs,
wherein:
the host-side container generation daemon sends a request for any container layers that have not yet been pulled in prior requests, to a registry, and writes these container layers onto the data storage;
the host-side container generation daemon maps all the pulled container layers to the VMs as the DAX devices; and
the host-side container generation daemon maps all needed container layers to the first VM and also maps identical container layers that are identical to both the first and second VMs to the second VM, without accessing the registry.

US Pat. No. 10,248,400

COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED SYSTEM AND METHOD, AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINING A CONFIGURATION OF A COMPUTING SYSTEM UPON WHICH A SOFTWARE APPLICATION WILL BE DEPLOYED

VCE IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of at least configuring a computing system for deployment of a software application, the computing system including computing resources with at least a compute component, a memory component and a storage component, the method comprising:receiving software application information that identifies the software application and cost for licensing the software application;
receiving current computing system requirements information identifying current requirements of the computing resources for the software application;
receiving future computing system requirements information identifying a growth rate for at least one of the computing resources, and a target utilization of at least one of the computing resources;
determining future requirements of the computing resources for the software application from the current requirements of the computing resources, the growth rate and the target utilization;
generating proposed configurations of the computing system from the software application information and the future requirements of the computing resources, the proposed configurations having respective costs of the computing system including the cost for licensing the software application, and the computing resources that satisfy the future requirements;
selecting or receiving selection of a proposed configuration of the proposed configurations of the computing system;
configuring the computing system including the computing resources in accordance with the proposed configuration; and
deploying of the software application on the computing system after configuring the computing system.

US Pat. No. 10,248,377

PHOTOINDUCTION LOUDSPEAKER, PHOTOINDUCTION LOUDSPEAKER CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A photoinduction loudspeaker, characterized in that the photoinduction loudspeaker comprises a loudspeaker and a photoinduction device;wherein the photoinduction device is configured to acquire a light intensity value of an ambient environment where the loudspeaker is located and the photoinduction device transmits the light intensity value to the loudspeaker;
wherein the loudspeaker controls its own playing status based on the light intensity value; and
wherein when the light intensity value acquired by the loudspeaker decreases, the loudspeaker is configured to lower a volume level of playing songs; the loudspeaker is configured to select music styles and types based on the light intensity value acquired by the loudspeaker, and configured to play songs with the selected styles and types; and when the light intensity value acquired by the loudspeaker is less than a threshold value, the loudspeaker is configured to switch to a standby mode of the playing status based on the light intensity value, and wherein the playing status during the standby mode is further selected from one or more of the following: stopping the playback of songs and turning off the loudspeaker.

US Pat. No. 10,248,314

MIGRATE NICKNAME CACHE FOR EMAIL SYSTEMS AND DEVICES

QUEST SOFTWARE INC., Ali...

1. A method to migrate a nickname cache via a migration manager, the method comprising:in the course of a data migration operation, locating a nickname cache to be migrated, wherein the nickname cache is stored in a source device;
determining that the nickname cache is not in use;
locating a target device where the nickname cache is to be migrated via a network;
generating a transformation, wherein the transformation maps a first data format associated with the source device with a second data format associated with the target device;
responsive to a determination that the nickname cache is not in use, extracting data associated with the nickname cache from the source device in the first data format;
transforming the extracted data from the source device in the first data format to the second data format that is compatible with the target device; and
migrating, via the network, the extracted data from the nickname cache of the source device to the nickname cache of the target device.

US Pat. No. 10,248,305

MANIPULATING DOCUMENTS IN TOUCH SCREEN FILE MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS

AirWatch LLC, Atlanta, G...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium embodying a program executable in at least one computing device comprising at least one hardware processor, the program, when executed by the at least one computing device, being configured to cause the at least one computing device to:cause active ones of a plurality of files to be shown on a touch screen display of a client device, wherein the active ones of the files are shown in a first region of a user interface of a client application in association with a toggle component;
in an instance in which the toggle component is manipulated, cause a listing of the files to be shown in a second region of the user interface concurrently with the active one of the files shown in the first region;
receive a communication from the client device indicating that a touch input designating a selected one of the files was made on the client device from the second region, wherein the touch input is made by a gesture performed on the touch screen display;
identify a type of the gesture performed on the touch screen display, the type of the gesture being a long press gesture or a short press gesture, the long press gesture or the short press gesture being identified based at least in part on an amount of time the gesture was performed;
in response to the type of the gesture being a long press gesture:
identify the active ones of the files in the first region of the user interface;
generate a spatial arrangement for a subset of the files that comprises the active ones of the files and the selected one of the files, wherein the spatial arrangement comprises a size and a position for individual ones of the files in the subset, wherein the size is determined as a function of a priority determined for the files in the subset using at least one of: a file age, a frequency of access, a favorite file designation, or a required file designation; and
cause the user interface to show the files in the subset simultaneously in the first region of the user interface in accordance with the spatial arrangement; and
in response to the type of the gesture being the short press gesture:
identify the selected one of the files; and
cause the user interface to show only the selected one of the files in the first region of the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,248,287

ENABLE DEPENDENCY ON PICKER WHEELS FOR TOUCH-ENABLED DEVICES BY INTERPRETING A SECOND FINGER TOUCH GESTURE

SuccessFactors, Inc., So...

1. A system comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code which when executed by at least one processor causes operations comprising:
detecting a first finger gesture proximate to or making contact with a graphical user interface element including a first picker wheel presented on a user interface;
detecting a second finger gesture proximate to or making contact with the user interface, the second finger gesture is located on the user interface and outside of the graphical user interface element and is detected during a time period comprising a time when the first finger gesture is proximate to or making contact with the first picker wheel;
changing, in response to detecting the second finger gesture, a second picker wheel from an independent mode to a dependent mode, wherein when in the independent mode, the second picker wheel is editable without regard to the first picker wheel, wherein when in the dependent mode, the second picker wheel is editable and a change in the first picker wheel affects the second picker wheel;
updating, when in the dependent mode, the second picker wheel based on a selection value made via the first finger gesture at the first picker wheel; and
changing the second picker wheel to the independent mode, wherein the changing to the independent mode is triggered by a time out period.

US Pat. No. 10,248,233

DISPLAY SCREEN ASSEMBLY, METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING DISPLAY SCREEN ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A display screen assembly, comprising:a cover plate;
a connector comprising a first joining portion, a second joining portion bending from an edge of the first joining portion, and a third joining portion bending from the second joining portion, the first joining portion being coupled to a lower surface of the cover plate;
a display screen comprising a display area and a non-display area surrounding the display area, the display screen having a top surface joined to the lower surface of the cover plate, the first joining portion being supported on the top surface of the display screen and corresponding to the non-display area, the display area being exposed out of the first joining portion, and the second joining portion being opposite to a side wall of the display screen; and
a bracket comprising a top portion and a bottom portion opposite to the top portion, the top portion being joined to a bottom surface of the display screen, the second joining portion running through the top portion and the bottom portion, and the third joining portion abutting against the bottom portion.

US Pat. No. 10,248,198

VARIABLE DISPLAY CLOCK FOR REDUCED BANDWIDTH IN A HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A head-mounted display (HMD), comprising:a display panel including a plurality of display lines, pixels of the display panel defined at intersections of the display lines, the display lines including gate lines;
a display driver coupled to the display panel, including:
a gate signal duplicator configured to:
receive a stream of gate signal values;
in a first mode of the gate signal duplicator, provide a first gate signal value to a first gate line and a second gate line adjacent to the first gate line; and
in a second mode of the signal duplicator, provide a second gate signal value to the first gate line and a third gate signal value to the second gate line, the third gate signal value being subsequent to the second gate signal value in the stream of gate signal values; and
a programmable oscillator coupled to the gate signal duplicator, the programmable oscillator configured to generate a gate clock signal for the gate lines defining a row time for programming each row of a frame based on a frame time for programming the frame, a first pixel row size defining a number of rows included in a focus area of a user's eye within the frame, and a second pixel row size defining a number of rows included in the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,248,114

PLANT PROCESS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH NORMALIZED ASSET HEALTH

Computational Systems, In...

1. An apparatus for evaluating health for a plurality of assets in a plant process management system, the apparatus comprising:a. an asset manager implemented as software running on a processor, and organizing the plurality of assets into a hierarchical arrangement of parent objects and child objects;
b. a plurality of asset monitoring components, each asset monitoring component comprising a sensor operatively connected to one of the assets, each asset monitoring component determining a condition value for the asset based on a parameter measured using the sensor,
c. a health normalization module implemented as software running on a processor, and calculating parametric health scores based on the asset condition values determined by the asset monitoring components, the parametric health scores normalized to a selected range of values, and
d. a user interface allowing selection of a parent object from the hierarchy,
e. wherein the asset manager:
i. computes a normalized asset health score for each child object underlying the parent object that is monitored by one of the asset monitoring components based on the normalized parametric health scores received from the connected asset monitoring component,
ii. computes a virtual health score as the normalized asset health score for each child object underlying the parent object from the normalized asset health score of each child object underlying the unmonitored parent object;
iii. computes a virtual health score for the selected parent object from the normalized asset health score of each child object depending from the selected parent object; and
iv. displays a visualization of the virtual health score for the parent object via the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,247,858

LIQUID CRYSTAL HALF-WAVE PLATE LENS

FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LL...

1. A method for making a lens, comprising:applying a respective pattern of an electric field on a liquid containing liquid crystals so that the liquid crystals are aligned to focus at least a portion of impinging light, wherein:
the liquid containing liquid crystals is located between two substrates;
a first substrate of the two substrates includes a first set of multiple electrodes;
a second substrate of the two substrates, distinct from the first substrate, includes a second set of multiple electrodes distinct from the first set of multiple electrodes;
a respective electrode of the first set of multiple electrodes on the first substrate and a corresponding electrode of the second set of multiple electrodes on the second substrate have a same size and are arranged in a same orientation;
the liquid crystals in a first region are aligned in a first orientation;
the liquid crystals in a second region, located between the first region and a third region and adjacent to the first region and the third region, are aligned in a second orientation that is distinct from the first orientation;
the liquid crystals in the third region, located between the second region and a fourth region and adjacent to the second region and the fourth region, are aligned in the first orientation;
the liquid crystals in the fourth region, located adjacent to the third region, are aligned in the second orientation; and
applying the respective pattern of the electric field on the liquid containing liquid crystals includes applying a first voltage to the first set of multiple electrodes on the first substrate and applying a second voltage distinct from the first voltage to the second set of multiple electrodes on the second substrate so that
a portion of light impinging on the first region is directed to a particular focal point;
a portion of light impinging on the second region is directed to the particular focal point;
a portion of light impinging on the third region is directed to the particular focal point; and
a portion of light impinging on the fourth region is directed to the particular focal point.

US Pat. No. 10,247,683

MATERIAL MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES USING MULTIPLE X-RAY MICRO-BEAMS

Sigray, Inc., Concord, C...

1. A method to perform spatially resolved x-ray fluorescence analysis, comprising:directing an x-ray excitation beam upon an object to generate fluorescent x-rays, the x-ray excitation beam comprising a planar array of x-ray micro-beams, the individual x-ray micro-beams each having a diameter smaller than 15 microns at a surface of the object; and
imaging the fluorescent x-rays with an x-ray imaging system that includes an x-ray imaging optical system and an energy resolving and spatially resolving x-ray detector, the x-ray imaging optical system collecting fluorescent x-rays generated by the object when illuminated by the x-ray excitation beam, the x-ray imaging optical system positioned such that an object plane of the x-ray imaging optical system is coplanar with the plane of the planar array of micro-beams within a depth of field of the x-ray imaging optical system, the energy resolving and spatially resolving x-ray detector positioned at an image plane of the x-ray imaging optical system.

US Pat. No. 10,247,652

CONTROLLED SAMPLING VOLUME OF CLOUDS FOR MEASURING CLOUD PARAMETERS

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A system for calculating a metric of Super-cooled Large Droplets (SLDs) in a cloud atmosphere, the system comprising:an optical source configured to divergently project first and second pulses of optical energy about an optical axis;
an optical control module configured to receive at least a portion of each of the first and second divergently projected pulses of optical energy and to direct the received portion of each of the first and second divergently projected pulses within a projection range;
a collimator lens located within the projection range of the optical control module and configured to collimate a portion of each of the first and second pulses of optical energy directed by the optical control module therethrough into a cloud atmosphere;
an optical window located within the projection range of the optical control module and configured to transmit an uncollimated portion of each of the first and second pulses of optical energy directed by the optical control module therethrough into a cloud atmosphere;
an optical detector configured to detect and to generate first and second signals indicative of each of the first and second pulses of optical energy, respectively, backscattered by the cloud atmosphere; and
a processor configured to calculate, based on the generated first and second signals, a metric of SLDs in the cloud atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 10,247,645

AIR SAMPLE TRACKING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Veltek Associates, Inc., ...

1. A system for tracking subjects that collect airborne particles, each of the subjects including a subject identification tag encoded with identification information identifying the each subject, the system comprising:an identification reader that scans one of the subject identification tags and decodes the identification information encoded within the scanned subject identification tag;
a computer that receives and stores the decoded identification information; and
an air sampling system that draws air over one of the subjects during air sampling.

US Pat. No. 10,247,580

CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING MEASUREMENT SIGNALS AND SENSOR SYSTEM FOR CAPACITIVELY DETECTING OBSTACLES

1. A circuit for evaluating measurement signals, the circuit comprising:at least one sensor having two conductors, wherein the at least one sensor is connected with a control circuit, wherein the control circuit has a bridge circuit having a bridge branch with a first end and a second end, a first one of the two conductors being connected to the first end of the bridge branch and a second one of the two conductors being connected to the second end of the bridge branch, wherein a control signal having a first frequency is generated by a control section of the control circuit, wherein the control signal is applied to the two conductors of the at least one sensor; and
an electronic evaluation unit for generating an evaluation signal originating from a measurement signal generated with the at least one sensor, wherein the electronic evaluation unit has an opposing signal generating circuit for generating an opposing signal having the first frequency and a modifiable phase angle and superposes the opposing signal and the evaluation signal, and wherein a signal resulting from the superposition of the opposing signal and the evaluation signal is fed to a synchronous demodulator of the electronic evaluation unit.

US Pat. No. 10,247,577

WIRELESS REMOTE SENSING POWER METER

DaisyRS, INC., San Jose,...

1. A remote radio frequency power sensing unit comprising:a first module configured to generate an analog signal representative of a power level of a radio frequency (RF) signal; and
a second module configured to (i) receive a particular frequency of a plurality of frequencies over a wireless communication channel from a device, (ii) generate a value conveying a magnitude of said power level of said RF signal in response to said analog signal, (iii) convert said value into a digital signal communicating said power level based on said particular frequency indexed into a table, and (iv) transmit said digital signal communicating said power level and information identifying said radio frequency power sensing unit over said wireless communication channel to said device.

US Pat. No. 10,247,527

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A CONDUCTED ELECTRICAL WEAPON

TASER International, Inc....

1. A conducted electrical weapon (“CEW”) for providing a current through a human or animal target to impede locomotion of the target, the CEW comprising:a handle, the handle includes a first processing circuit, a display, a signal generator for providing the current, and a power supply, the display visible to a user of the CEW;
a deployment unit, the deployment unit includes a second processing circuit, a memory, and at least one wire-tethered electrode, the at least one wire-tethered electrode for launching toward the target to provide the current through the target to impede locomotion of the target; wherein
the deployment unit removably couples to the handle;
while the deployment unit is coupled to the handle, the power supply provides power to the second processing circuit and the memory;
the first processing circuit sends a read request to the second processing circuit;
in response to the read request, the second processing circuit sends data from the memory to the first processing circuit; and
the first processing circuit presents the data on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,247,513

LOCKING MECHANISMS FOR AND METHOD OF SECURING FIREARM COMPONENTS IN THE STOCK, BUTT, AND/OR GRIP OF A COLLAPSIBLE FIREARM

Bradford L. Goldense, De...

1. A locking mechanism for a collapsible firearm, comprising:a. one or more locking members, comprising a first end and a second end, the first end comprising a stop, wherein the one or more locking members are configured to be received by one or more clearance channels formed in one of a shoulder stock, butt, or handgrip of the collapsible firearm, and wherein a first one of the one or more locking members is configured to pass through a first one of the one or more clearance channels from a first exterior side to a second exterior side of the one of the shoulder stock, butt, or handgrip, such that a portion of the second end of the at least one of the one or more locking members protrudes from the second exterior side of the one of the shoulder stock, butt, or handgrip; and
b. a securing mechanism configured to engage with the second end of the first one of the one or more locking members that protrudes from the second exterior side of the one of the shoulder stock, butt, or handgrip.

US Pat. No. 10,247,507

CROSSBOW TRIGGER WITH DECOCKING MECHANISM

MCP IP, LLC, Sparta, WI ...

15. A crossbow trigger comprising:a trigger;
an arrow sensor moveable between first and second orientations;
a safety mechanism arranged to contact the arrow sensor and prevent operation of the trigger;
a disengage selector moveable between first and second positions;
wherein movement of the arrow sensor from the first orientation to the second orientation causes the disengage selector to move from the second position to the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,247,501

TOOL AND METHOD FOR MODIFYING A MAGAZINE LOCK

Stage 5 Enterprises, LLC,...

14. A kit for modifying a firearm having an upper receiver, a lower receiver, and a releasable magazine that releases when the upper receiver rotates away from the lower receiver, the kit comprising:a firing pin having a striking end; and
a hammer with a depression disposed in a front surface thereof, the front surface configured to engage the striking end of the firing pin when the upper receiver is next to the lower receiver, the depression configured to align with the striking end of the firing pin when the upper receiver rotates away from the lower receiver, and the front surface of the hammer defining sidewalls surrounding the depression to engage a recoiling mechanism allowing the hammer to be cocked.

US Pat. No. 10,247,487

HEAT EXCHANGE UNIT

Heat Recovery Solutions L...

1. A heat exchange unit adapted to be connectable to a gas turbine and arranged to be used to recover energy from exhaust gas of a gas turbine to which the unit is attached, the heat exchange unit comprising a gas inlet duct which, in use, is in fluid connection with the gas turbine; and a heat exchange duct connected to the inlet duct, wherein a heat exchange array of a heat exchange system is situated within the heat exchange duct surrounding a maintenance duct and wherein the maintenance duct is arranged to allow access for inspection and/or maintenance of at least part of the heat exchange system.

US Pat. No. 10,247,486

CTE-MATCHED HEAT PIPE

Thermal Corp., Wilmingto...

20. A heat transfer device comprising:a heat pipe having first and second plates, between which is defined a vapor chamber, wherein a through-opening is defined in the first plate; and
a layered-composite insert positioned to close the through-opening, wherein the layered-composite insert is fixed to the heat pipe, wherein the layered composite insert includes a plurality of layers of different materials, and wherein one of the layers of materials has a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than another one of the layers of materials, wherein the through-opening is a first through-opening and the layered-composite insert is a first layered-composite insert, wherein the heat pipe defines a second through-opening in the first plate or the second plate, and a second layered-composite insert is positioned within the second through-opening.

US Pat. No. 10,247,472

SUPPORT FOR A PACKING COLUMN

LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A support for a packing column, said support comprising: a supporting profile having:a web section running in the vertical direction which has a first lower end and a second upper end, the web section having a greater vertical extent than horizontal extent,
a foot section of a first width, the foot section adjoining the first lower end of the web section,
a head section, which adjoins the second upper end of the web section, the head section having an upper side of a second width, and the head section having an underside of a third width,wherein the head section has a trapezoidal cross section, and wherein the second width is less than the third width.

US Pat. No. 10,247,462

ICE-MAKING DEVICE FOR REFRIGERATOR AND REFRIGERATOR INCLUDING THE SAME

Dongbu Daewoo Electronics...

6. A refrigerator comprising:a storage room;
an ice-making device configured to receive water and to produce ice from the water;
an ice-making device evaporator disposed in the ice-making device and configured to supply a refrigerant to the ice-making device for freezing the water into ice; and
a refrigerator room evaporator configured to produce cold air for circulation in the storage room,
wherein the ice-making device further comprises:
an ice tray configured to receive water, wherein the water freezes into ice in the ice tray;
a cooling pipe configured to conduct a refrigerant flow and disposed proximate to the ice tray;
an ice storage part configured to store ice produced in the ice tray;
an ice-making device evaporator configured to cool the ice storage part; and
a fan configured to circulate air in the ice storage part,
wherein the ice-making device evaporator is separate from a refrigerator room evaporator configured to generate cool air for circulation in a refrigerator storage room,
wherein the ice-making device comprises a discharge path for discharging water condensation in the ice storage part and the ice-making device evaporator, and
wherein the discharge path is provided in a bottom portion of the ice-making device and between the fan and the ice storage part.

US Pat. No. 10,247,461

HYBRID POWERED COOLING UNIT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT COR...

1. An air conditioning system of a building, the air conditioning system comprising:a first power source comprising an electric motor;
a second power source comprising a natural gas powered internal combustion engine;
an electronic controller; and
a compressor disposed between the electric motor and the internal combustion engine selectively operated by the electric motor and the natural gas powered internal combustion engine responsive to an output of the electronic controller provided responsive to a preprogrammed selection criterion including one or more of time of day and relative cost of operating the compressor with the electric motor as compared to operating the compressor with the internal combustion engine,
the air conditioning system having an operating mode in which an electric motor clutch providing selective engagement of an output shaft of the electric motor with the compressor is disengaged and the compressor is operated by the natural gas powered internal combustion engine through an output shaft directly connecting the natural gas powered internal combustion engine to a combustion engine clutch and a second shaft directly connecting the combustion engine clutch to the compressor,
the electronic controller being configured to provide a signal to both the electric motor clutch and the combustion engine clutch to engage so the compressor is powered by both the internal combustion engine and the electric motor responsive to a cooling load of the air conditioning system requiring more power to be provided to drive operation of the compressor than could be provided by either the internal combustion engine or the electric motor alone.

US Pat. No. 10,247,450

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING THERMAL ENERGY

ECOP TECHNOLOGIES GMBH, ...

1. A device for converting thermal energy with a low temperature into thermal energy with a higher temperature and vice versa using mechanical energy, comprisinga rotor rotatably arranged around a rotational axis for a working medium passing through a closed cycle process,
wherein the rotor comprises
a compressor unit with multiple compression channels, in which flows of the working medium may be guided radially to the outside with respect to the rotational axis for a pressure increase, and
an expansion unit with multiple expansion channels, in which flows of the working medium may be guided radially to the inside with respect to the rotational axis for a pressure decrease,
wherein the rotor further has heat exchangers for exchanging heat between the working medium and a heat exchange medium, and having an impeller which can be rotated relatively to the rotor, provided in a heat pump operating state for maintaining the flows of the working medium around the rotational axis of the rotor and/or in a generator operating state for using a flow energy of the working medium,
wherein the impeller is arranged between supply channels, which supply the flow of the working medium in the heat pump operating state, and at least one discharge channel of the rotor, which discharges the flow of the working medium in the heat pump operating state,
wherein the supply channels have outlet sections which run parallel to the rotational axis and extend up to a point directly upstream of an inlet opening of the impeller such that individual flows of the working medium from the supply channels are guided into the impeller parallel to the rotational axis.

US Pat. No. 10,247,428

DISC-TYPE AIR ECOSYSTEM BOX AND CLIMATIC ECOLOGIZED AIR-CONDITIONING METHOD THEREFOR

JIANGSU FENGSHEN AIR COND...

1. A disc-type air ecosystem box characterized by comprising a housing, characterized in that the housing is provided to accommodate a power module, a health processing module, a summer load module, a winter comfort module, a safety module, and an air supply module;the health processing module, the summer load module, the winter comfort module, and the safety module are located on the periphery of the power module, the air supply module is located behind the power module;
the power module comprises a flange of an air inlet, placed on the housing; the power module comprises a casing placed behind the flange of the air inlet; and the casing is provided to accommodate an unhoused fan driven by a frequency conversion motor; a plate-type pre-filter is placed in front of the unhoused fan; the casing defines a first air dissipator, a second air dissipator, a third air dissipator, and a fourth air dissipator;
the housing comprises a first connecting air vent, a second connecting air vent, a third connecting air vent, and a fourth connecting air vent; the first air dissipator is located between the first connecting air vent and the fourth connecting air vent, and a first through vent is disposed between the first connecting air vent and the fourth connecting air vent; the second air dissipator is located between the first connecting air vent and the second connecting air vent, and a second through vent is disposed between the first connecting air vent and the second connecting air vent; the third air dissipator is located between the second connecting air vent and the third connecting air vent, and a third through vent is disposed between the second connecting air vent and the third connecting air vent; the fourth air dissipator is located between the fourth connecting air vent and the third connecting air vent, and a fourth through vent is disposed between the fourth connecting air vent and the third connecting air vent;
the first connecting air vent, the fourth connecting air vent, and the first through vent belong to the health processing module; the health processing module further comprises an ultraviolet sterilizing device and a middle-effect electrostatic filter;
the first connecting air vent, the second connecting air vent, and the second through vent belong to the summer load module; the summer load module further comprises a surface cooling coil and a thermotube reheat coil;
the second connecting air vent, the third connecting air vent, and the third through vent belong to the safety module; the safety module defines further comprises PM2.5 filtering and detecting device;
the fourth connecting air vent, the third connecting air vent, and the fourth through vent belong to the winter comfort module; the winter comfort module further comprises a heating coil and a humidifier.

US Pat. No. 10,247,427

MULTI-TEMPERATURE OUTPUT FLUID HEATING SYSTEM

Intellihot, Inc., Galesb...

1. A method of adjusting the target temperature of a fluid heating system, said method comprising:(a) obtaining a log of at least one event over a period of time;
(b) calculating a parameter of said at least one event over said period of time from said log;
(c) comparing said parameter to a pre-determined threshold, wherein if said parameter exceeds said pre-determined threshold, a difference between the parameter and said pre-determined threshold is calculated; and
(d) applying said difference to the target temperature of the fluid heating system.

US Pat. No. 10,247,417

FLAME DETECTING SYSTEM

Azbil Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A flame detecting system comprising:a flame sensor configured to have a pair of electrodes and detect light generated from a flame;
an applied voltage generating device configured to periodically generate a pulsed voltage and apply the pulsed voltage across the pair of electrodes of the flame sensor as drive pulses;
a current detecting device configured to detect current flowing through the flame sensor;
a storage device for storing, as known sensitivity parameters owned by the flame sensor, at least a reference received light quantity Q0 of the flame sensor, a reference pulse width T0 of the drive pulses applied across the pair of electrodes of the flame sensor, a probability P0 of a regular discharge generated between the pair of electrodes, and a probability PN of a discharge other than the regular discharge, a received light quantity of the flame sensor being the reference received light quantity Q0, a pulse width of the drive pulses applied to the flame sensor being the reference pulse width T0;
a number-of-discharges counting portion configured to count a number n of discharges determined to have occurred across the pair of electrodes of the flame sensor based on the current detected by the current detecting device when the drive pulses generated by the applied voltage generating device are applied across the pair of electrodes of the flame sensor; and
a received light quantity calculating portion configured to calculate a received light quantity Q per unit time received by the flame sensor based on the known sensitivity parameters stored in the storage device, a pulse width T and a number N of pulses of the drive pulses applied across the pair of electrodes of the flame sensor by the applied voltage generating device, and the number n of discharges counted by the number-of-discharges counting portion when the drive pulses are applied across the pair of electrodes of the flame sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,247,415

COMBUSTION CONTROLLING DEVICE AND COMBUSTION SYSTEM

Azbil Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A combustion controlling device that controls the operation of N number of burners, N being an integer of 2 or more, the combustion controlling device comprising:a determining portion that determines combustion states of the N number of burners on the basis of a first shutoff condition for stopping the operation of the N number of burners at the time of an initial startup to ignite a desired burner from a state in which none of the burners is ignited, and a second shutoff condition for stopping the operation of the N number of burners in a normal operating state after the desired burner has been normally ignited by the initial startup;
an instruction portion that generates an instruction for stopping the operation of the N number of burners on the basis of the determination result of the determining portion;
an operation mode setting portion that sets any one of an initial startup mode for igniting the burners after performing prepurge and a normal operation mode for controlling the operation of the N number of burners in the normal operating state as an operation mode; and
a shutoff condition selection unit that selects the first shutoff condition when the initial startup mode is set by the operation mode setting portion, and selects the second shutoff condition when the normal operation mode is set by the operation mode setting portion, wherein
the determining portion determines whether or not the combustion states of the N number of burners satisfy one of the first shutoff condition and the second shutoff condition selected by the shutoff condition selection unit,
the instruction portion generates the instruction for stopping all the operation of the N number of burners when it is determined by the determining portion that the combustion states of the N number of burners satisfy the selected one of the first shutoff condition and the second shutoff condition, and allows the operation of the N number of burners to be continued when it is determined by the determining portion that the combustion states of the N number of burners do not satisfy the selected one of the first shutoff condition and the second shutoff condition.

US Pat. No. 10,247,409

REMOTE PREHEAT AND PAD STEAM GENERATION

CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY, ...

1. A method of generating steam for use in a well to produce oil, said method comprising:a) heating a boiler feedwater located at a central processing facility (CPF) to produce heated boiler feedwater (HBFW);
b) transporting said HBFW to a well pad via hot water lines, wherein said HBFW has a subcool of 5-30° C.;
c) feeding said HBFW into a well pad boiler located at said well pad;
d) converting said HBFW to steam in said well pad boiler; and
e) injecting said steam into a well located at said well pad to produce oil.

US Pat. No. 10,247,396

ROTATABLE OPTICAL ASSEMBLIES FOR HIGH MAST LUMINAIRE

GE Lighting Solutions, LL...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a mounting portion;
an optical assembly attached to the mounting portion via a rotatable platform;
a stop disposed inside the mounting portion, the stop being configured to permit a rotation of the optical assembly and to limit the rotation to an angle greater than 360 degrees, wherein the stop rotates about a pivot screw and the rotation of the stop is limited by edges of the stop contacting a fixed pillar; and
wherein the rotatable platform includes a tab configured to engage the stop, the tab protruding from a side of the rotatable platform, wherein the tab is rotatable around a rotation axis to engage the stop; and
wherein the lighting system is configured to allow adjustment to the rotation from outside the lighting system.

US Pat. No. 10,247,390

COMPACT TILTABLE AND ROTATABLE RECESSED LIGHTING FIXTURE

DMF INC., Carson, CA (US...

1. A luminaire, comprising:a housing that completely encloses a light source module, the light source module including at least a power supply, wherein the housing including the enclosed light source module are installed within a cavity of a junction box; and
a heat sink that accommodates a light source, wherein the heat sink is tiltable with respect to the housing while remaining fastened to the housing but without being fastened to the junction box, such that the heat sink is attached to the junction box via the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,247,384

LED LIGHTING ELEMENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Designs for Vision, Inc.,...

1. A lighting assembly comprising:a lens assembly comprising:
at least one projection lens,
a housing comprising:
a lighting element comprising:
a printed circuit board;
a Light Emitting Diode (LED) positioned on the printed circuit board;
an aperture plate comprising:
a first groove positioned along a diameter of the aperture plate; and
a second groove, substantially perpendicular to the first groove, positioned along a diameter of the aperture place; and
a first passthrough positioned at an intersection of the first groove and the second groove, said first passthrough sized to allow a center portion of the LED to be viewed therethrough;
an aperture comprising:
a first leg; and
a second leg substantially perpendicular to the first leg, and
an aperture passthrough positioned at an intersection of the first leg and the second leg, said aperture passthrough sized to allow a center section of the LED to be viewed therethrough, said aperture configured to be positioned within the first groove and the second groove of the aperture plate;
a dome lens, proximate to the LED, wherein a position of the LED is one of: at a focal length of the dome lens and within a focal length of the dome lens;
a retainer configured to:
contact the dome lens soley along a curved surface of the dome lens to retain the dome lens proximate to the LED; and
an attachment section configured to:
attach the lens assembly to the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,247,379

VEHICLE HEADLAMP

ZKW Group GmbH, Wieselbu...

1. A vehicle headlight comprising:a light module (1) with a light source support (3);
at least one light source (17); and
a reflector part (5) associated with the at least one light source (17),
wherein the reflector part (5) comprises reference elements (24) on the reflector part (5) configured to be brought into an operative connection with corresponding reference elements (25) on the light source support (3), and
wherein the light source support (3) is configured to be pushed into a guide part (2) with guide rails (6) for the reflector part (5), and the reflector part (5) has a catch (22) associated with the light source support (3) to displace the reflector part (5) together with the light source support (3) along the guide rails (6), which are designed to bring the reference elements (24) on the reflector part (5) into an operative connection with the corresponding reference elements (25) on the light source support (3) when the light source support (3) is pushed in.

US Pat. No. 10,247,378

METAL PCB, HEADLIGHT MODULE HAVING METAL PCB APPLIED THERETO, AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING HEADLIGHT MODULE

ECOCAB.CO., LTD, Ulsan (...

5. A headlight module, comprising:a back plate having a body extended in a specific length in accordance with a headlight housing; and
a metal PCB connected to the back plate and having a plurality of LED chips mounted thereon through patterns integrated with the metal PCB, the metal PCB being coupled with the back plate through a coupler, wherein the patterns are formed on a base made of metal and chip mounting parts having the LED chips mounted thereon are disposed to be bent,
wherein a coupling part of the back plate coupled to the headlight housing is provided at a bottom of the body and a plurality of consecutive support surfaces is provided on the back plate,
wherein a plurality of board mounting parts having identical or different slopes are integrated and protruded from respective tops of the plurality of consecutive support surfaces, and
wherein the coupler includes a latching hook and a fixing hook, each having an inclined surface thereon, and each of the latching hook and the fixing hook is coupled to a support jaw protruding from one side of the metal PCB.

US Pat. No. 10,247,364

METHOD FOR INSTALLING LED LIGHT BAR INTO LIGHT BULB AND DEVICE

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A method for installing a light bar module into a light bulb, comprising:placing an expansion structure into the light bar module;
placing the light bar module into a bulb shell, wherein said light bar module having a plurality of LED light bars, unexpanded and disposed between the plurality of LED light bars, each LED light bar having a certain bending property;
expanding the expansion structure to make the plurality of LED light bars bent toward the bulb shell;
reducing said expansion structure;
separating said expansion structure from said light bar module; and
mounting other elements of the light bulb.

US Pat. No. 10,247,242

BEARING HOUSING STRUCTURE

DANFOSS MOBILE ELECTRIFIC...

1. A bearing housing structure comprising:a support section configured to support a bearing;
a reception interface configured to receive lubrication grease from an external source;
grease channels configured to conduct the lubrication grease from the reception interface to a first room and to a second room, the first and second rooms being limited to mutually opposite sides of the bearing in an axial direction of the bearing when the support section is supporting the bearing;
exit conduits configured to allow the lubrication grease to exit the first and second rooms; and
an enclosed grease reservoir defined entirely within the bearing housing structure and configured to receive, from one or more of the exit conduits, the lubrication grease exiting the first and second rooms via the one or more of the exit conduits, the grease reservoir being configured to store the lubrication grease received from the one or more of the exit conduits in at least two different positions of the bearing housing structure such that the axial direction of the bearing is selectively one of horizontal, vertical, and slanted.

US Pat. No. 10,247,221

HOUSING OF ACTIVE ELEMENT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A housing of an active component, for receiving an active source therein, comprising:a main portion, having an axial direction and a side wall surrounding the axial direction of the main portion, wherein the active source is disposed on the main portion; and
at least two retaining portions, the at least two retaining portions and the main portion made of materials having different Young's modulus respectively, the at least two retaining portions radially connected to the side wall of the main portion;
wherein each one of the at least two retaining portions has a contacting surface adjacent to the main portion, the contacting surface is jointed contiguously to an outer surface of the side wall of the main portion, each one of the at least two retaining portions has a first connecting hole, the first connecting hole is formed through the retaining portion to the contacting surface, and a screw passes through the first connecting hole to radially and fixedly screw to a second connecting hole formed on the side wall of the main portion, so that the retaining portion is screwed fixedly to the side wall of the main portion by the screw.

US Pat. No. 10,247,184

PUMP SYSTEM

FORUM US, INC., Houston,...

1. A plunger assembly, comprising:a crosshead;
a plunger;
a sleeve at least partially surrounding the plunger and an end of the crosshead, wherein the sleeve forms a fluid seal between the plunger and the crosshead; and
a plurality of rods, wherein the crosshead is movable along the rods.

US Pat. No. 10,247,121

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING OPTIMUM SKIP FIRE FIRING PROFILE

Tula Technology, Inc., S...

1. A skip fire engine controller arranged to direct operation of an engine in a skip fire manner to deliver a desired engine output, the skip fire engine controller comprising:a skip fire profile determination unit arranged to determine an operational firing fraction for delivering the desired engine output,
wherein the skip fire profile determination unit is arranged to select the operational firing fraction from among a plurality of candidate firing fractions that are each capable of delivering the desired engine output, each of the plurality of candidate firing fractions having a corresponding maximum allowable cylinder load, wherein each of the corresponding maximum allowable cylinder loads indicates a maximum allowable cylinder torque fraction when the engine is operating at the associated one of the plurality of candidate firing fractions under specified operating conditions,
wherein the maximum allowable cylinder torque fraction for at least some of the plurality of candidate firing fractions at some specified operating conditions is less than one, each of the plurality of candidate firing fractions having an associated maximum allowable engine output that is attainable by operating the engine at such candidate firing fraction at the associated maximum allowable cylinder load,
wherein at a selected engine speed, the maximum allowable engine output for a first one of the candidate firing fractions is higher than the maximum allowable engine output for a second one of the candidate firing fractions, the second one of the candidate firing fractions being higher than the first one of the candidate firing fraction, and
wherein the operational firing fraction is selected at least partially based on the corresponding maximum allowable cylinder load not being exceeded when the engine is firing at the operational firing fraction and operating at the desired engine output; and
a firing control unit arranged to direct firings of cylinders of the engine in the skip fire manner in accordance with the operational firing fraction, the operational firing fraction resulting in the desired engine output of the engine without exceeding the maximum allowable cylinder load associated with the operational firing fraction.

US Pat. No. 10,247,072

LEAN BURN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE EXHAUST GAS TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Tula Technology, Inc., S...

1. An engine controller for operating a lean burn internal combustion engine including a plurality of working chambers with at least one working chamber having a deactivatable intake and/or exhaust valve, the engine controller comprising:a firing fraction selector arranged to select one of more than two firing fractions for operating the engine in a skip fire manner, each of the more than two firing fractions defining different effective engine displacements that are each less than full displacement of the engine;
an aftertreatment monitor arranged to obtain data relating to a temperature of an aftertreatment element in an engine exhaust system; and
a firing timing determination unit that is arranged to determine a firing sequence for operating the at least one working chamber of the engine having a deactivatable intake and/or exhaust valve in the skip fire manner in accordance with the selected firing fraction, wherein the firing sequence is generated at least in part based on the aftertreatment element temperature data; and
wherein the engine controller is configured to selectively direct one or both of the associated intake valve and/or exhaust valve(s) to be deactivated during each skipped working cycle such that air is not pumped through the working chamber into the engine exhaust system,
wherein, for a given effective engine displacement corresponding to the selected firing fraction, the firing sequence for operating the at least one working chamber is determined on a firing opportunity by firing opportunity basis such that a selection of which working cycles to either fire or skip is individually made each firing opportunity in accordance with the selected firing fraction.

US Pat. No. 10,247,015

COOLED BLISK WITH DUAL WALL BLADES FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A blisk for a gas turbine engine having a longitudinal axis, the blisk comprising a disk, a spar, a platform, and a shank portion integrally formed as a unit, the disk disposed about a longitudinal axis and having an upstream side and a downstream side, the spar extending radially outward from the platform relative to the longitudinal axis, the shank portion extending between the platform and the disk, wherein the spar includes a cooling air plenum defined therein disposed along an airfoil axis radially extended from the longitudinal axis, a plurality of standoffs extending away from an outer surface of the spar, wherein the blisk further comprises a cover panel bonded to an outer surface of the standoffs, wherein the standoffs are spaced from one another such that cooling passages are defined between the cover panel and the spar, the spar comprising one or more inlet ports defined therein in communication with the cooling air plenum and the cooling passages, the cover panel having one or more discharge ports defined therein in communication with the cooling passages, wherein a cooling feed channel is defined in the disk or shank portion that is in communication with the cooling air plenum, wherein the cooling feed channel is configured to receive cooling air upstream of the disk for delivery to the cooling air plenum.

US Pat. No. 10,246,953

SYSTEM FOR DISASSEMBLING COMPONENTS OF A DRILL STRING

Caterpillar Global Mining...

1. A system for disassembling components of a drill string, the system comprising:a primary wrench swivelably supported on a mast and located at a fixed height along the mast, the fixed height corresponding to a clamping zone of the drill string, the primary wrench further having a pair of jaws wherein at least one of the jaws is moveable to engage and disengage the drill string at the clamping zone, wherein the primary wrench is swivelable about the mast between a first position and a second position different from the first position;
a secondary wrench disposed in an opposing relation to the primary wrench and adjustable in height relative to the primary wrench, the secondary wrench defining a pair of beveled faces thereon, the pair of beveled faces adapted to restrict a rotational movement of at least one component of the drill string by abutment of the pair of beveled faces with a pair of flat gripping surfaces located on the at least one component of the drill string; and
a bit removal basket disposed at a position lower than the secondary wrench, the bit removal basket defining an opening therethrough, wherein a shape of the opening is configured to correspond with profiles of a plurality of different configurations of drill bits, wherein the plurality of different configurations of drill bits includes at least a first drill bit of a first configuration and a second drill bit of a second configuration different from the first configuration, and one of the first and second drill bits being present for use in the drill string,
wherein the first position of the primary wrench is a standby position of the primary wrench and the second position of the primary wrench is a bit removal position of the primary wrench for the primary wrench to engage the drill string at the clamping zone.

US Pat. No. 10,246,892

FILTER BOOSTER PUMP COMBINATION

Waterway Plastics, Oxnar...

1. A device for producing variable water pressure heads suitable for operating swimming pool pressure cleaners as well as swimming pool filters comprising:a single pump that acts as a hybrid between a pressure-side pool cleaner booster pump and a filter pump, said single pump being variable speed and being equipped with an electronically commutated motor;
a relay or a solid state power switching device; and
a microprocessor control system that adjusts the speed of said motor and resultant operating head of said pump and actuates an electrically-actuated diverter valve to divert water to a swimming pool pressure cleaner when the pump selectively operates in cleaning mode or to a swimming pool filter when in filtration mode.

US Pat. No. 10,246,855

MATERIAL HANDLING MACHINE WITH BUCKET SHAKE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Wacker Neuson Production ...

1. A material handling machine:A. a mobile chassis;
B. a boom that is mounted on the chassis;
C. a bucket that is mounted on the boom;
D. a tilt cylinder that is connected to the bucket and that is selectively actuatable to tilt the bucket up and down relative to the boom, the tilt cylinder having a rod end and a barrel end; and
E. an electrohydraulic control system comprising
(1) a source of pressurized fluid source,
(2) a reservoir,
(3) an electronically actuated proportional control valve that is hydraulically coupled to the rod end of the tilt cylinder, the cylinder end of the tilt cylinder, the pressurized fluid source, and the reservoir,
(4) a manually operated bucket tilt controller,
(5) an electronic controller that is electronically coupled to the bucket tilt controller and to the proportional control valve and that is responsive to manual manipulation of the bucket tilt controller to control the proportional control valve to selectively and alternatively extend and retract the tilt cylinder, and
(6) a manually operated bucket shake control activation device that, upon activation thereof, overrides control of the proportional control valve from a standard control mode in which proportional flow control valve opening degree is dependent on the magnitude of bucket tilt controller movement from a neutral position thereof, to a bucket shake control mode in which proportional flow control valve opening degree is maximized at all magnitudes of bucket tilt controller movement from the neutral position thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,246,854

MATERIAL HANDLING MACHINE WITH RIDE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Wacker Neuson Production ...

1. A material handling machine, comprising:A. a mobile chassis;
B. a boom that is mounted on the chassis;
C. a load carrier that is mounted on the boom;
D. a lift cylinder that is connected to the boom and that is selectively actuatable to raise and lower the boom relative to the chassis; and
E. an electrohydraulic control system comprising
(1) a source of pressurized fluid that outputs a variable system pressure,
(2) a reservoir,
(3) an accumulator,
(4) a ride control command generator that is operable to switch between a standard mode of system operation and a ride control mode of system operation,
(5) an electronic controller that is electronically coupled to the ride control command generator, and
(6) a ride control valve assembly that is electronically coupled to the electronic controller and that is fluidically coupled to the accumulator, the reservoir, the source of pressurized fluid, and the lift cylinder, wherein the electronic controller is configured to control the ride control valve assembly to fluidically couple the accumulator to the source of pressurized fluid to charge the accumulator during the standard mode of system operation and to fluidically isolate the accumulator from the source of pressurized fluid and to fluidically couple the accumulator to the lift cylinder during the ride control mode of system operation, wherein the ride control valve assembly comprises a normally open two-way/two position solenoid activated valve that is deactivated during the standard mode of system operation to permit fluid flow therethrough from the pressurized fluid source to the accumulator and that is activated during the ride control mode of system operation to prevent fluid flow therethrough from the pressurized fluid source to the accumulator.

US Pat. No. 10,246,852

BOOM ASSEMBLY FOR A TRENCHER

Dewind One-Pass Trenching...

1. A boom assembly configured for use in association with a trencher,the trencher comprising:
a body with an arm extending away from the body and being pivotable relative to the body, the arm having a distal end with the boom assembly positioned at the distal end thereof,
the boom assembly comprising:
a boom frame member attached to the distal end of the arm of the trencher, the boom frame having a frame enclosure defining a cavity;
a boom drive assembly attached to the boom frame member, having an output shaft that is rotatably actuatable; and
a plurality of boom arm assemblies extending from the boom frame member, the plurality of boom arm assemblies including at least a first boom arm assembly and a second boom arm assembly,
the first boom arm assembly further including:
a first boom frame having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end positioned proximate the boom frame member, with the distal end spaced apart therefrom;
a first upper boom sprocket rotatably powered by the output shaft; and
a first cutting assembly having a first cutting chain formed in a loop between the proximal end and the distal end of the first boom frame, and which interacts with the first upper boom sprocket, so as to be driven thereby;
the second boom arm assembly further including:
a second boom frame having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end positioned proximate the boom frame member, with the distal end spaced apart therefrom;
a second upper boom sprocket rotatably powered by the output shaft; and
a second cutting assembly having a second cutting chain formed in a loop between the proximal end and the distal end of the second boom frame, and which interacts with the second upper boom sprocket, so as to be driven thereby,
wherein the output shaft and the first and second upper boom sprockets are positioned within the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,246,844

EQUIPMENT PAD WITH EROSION CONTROL

J.F.R. Enterprises Inc., ...

1. An apparatus configured for support of equipment and for transport from factory to field, the apparatus comprising:(a) an equipment support pad comprising:
(i) a top surface;
(ii) a bottom surface configured to bear the support pad above ground; and
(iii) side walls that meet, thereby defining at least one side corner that runs from the top surface to the bottom surface; and
(b) an erosion control barrier joined to the equipment support pad and having an unjoined portion that extends outward from the equipment support pad, wherein the erosion control barrier is configured to fold up or down outside a perimeter of the bottom surface prior to installation of the equipment support pad above the ground;
wherein the erosion control barrier is further configured to be manipulated into an erosion-resisting configuration around the at least one side corner after the equipment support pad is placed above ground that is subject to erosion.

US Pat. No. 10,246,786

RENEWABLE BIOELECTRONIC INTERFACE FOR ELECTROBIOCATALYTIC REACTOR

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICH...

1. A bioelectronic device comprising:an electrically conductive carbon electrode; and
a bioelectronic interface bonded to a surface of the electrically conductive carbon electrode, and configured to regenerate, the bioelectronic interface including a catalytically active material that facilitates electron transfer, the catalytically active material configured to be releasably and electrostatically bound directly or indirectly to the surface via a polyelectrolyte, wherein the polyelectrolyte is configured to be removably and electrostatically bound to a non-thiol ionic linker that is covalently bound to a carbon atom at the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,246,779

SURFACE-TREATED ALUMINUM PLATE, ORGANIC-RESIN-COATED SURFACE-TREATED ALUMINUM PLATE, CAN BODY AND CAN LID FORMED BY USING THE SAME

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A surface-treating solution for treating the surface of an aluminum plate by a conversion treatment, the surface-treating solution containinga water-dispersible polyester resin,
fluorine ions, and
zirconium ions or titanium ions;
wherein said water-dispersible polyester resin is contained in an amount of 100 to 10,000 ppm, and said zirconium ions or said titanium ions are contained in an amount of 5 to 5,000 ppm.

US Pat. No. 10,246,770

SILICIDE ALLOY FILM FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE ELECTRODE, AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SILICIDE ALLOY FILM

TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K....

1. A silicide alloy film that is formed on a substrate containing Si: comprising, a metal M1 having a work function of 4.6 eV or more and 5.7 eV or less, a metal M2 having a work function of 4.0 eV or less, and Si having a work function of 4.3 eV or more and 4.9 eV or less; and in a relationship of the peak intensity (X) of a diffraction peak of a mixed crystal (M1xM2ySi) including the metal M1, the metal M2 and Si, the peak intensity (Y) of a diffraction peak of a silicide (M1aSi) of the metal M1 and the peak intensity (Z) of a diffraction peak of a silicide (M2bSi) of the metal M2, which are observed by X-ray diffraction analysis, the ratio ((Y+Z)/X) of the sum of Y and Z to X is 0.1 or less, wherein M1 is Pt and M2 is Hf.

US Pat. No. 10,246,738

DNA-ANTIGEN EXCHANGE AND AMPLIFICATION

Ultivue, Inc., Cambridge...

1. A method comprising:(1) contacting a sample being tested for the presence of one or more targets with one or more target-specific binding partners, wherein each target-specific binding partner is linked to a first docking strand, and wherein target-specific binding partners of different specificity are linked to different docking strands,
(2) optionally removing unbound target-specific binding partners,
(3) contacting the sample with antigen-bound imager strands and antigen-specific binding partners,
wherein the antigen-bound imager strands have complementarity to the first docking strand, directly or indirectly, and
wherein each antigen-specific binding partner is linked to at least one second docking strand, and wherein the antigen specific binding partner binds to the antigen of the antigen-bound imager strand;
(4) optionally removing unbound antigen-bound imager strands and/or antigen specific binding partners,
(5) increasing the number of second docking strands by a DNA amplification reaction and labeling of the at least one second docking strand using an optical label,
(6) imaging the sample to detect bound labeled antigen-specific binding partners,
(7) optionally extinguishing the signal from the optical label, and
(8) optionally repeating steps (1)-(7), or any subset thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,246,704

DETECTION OF MICROORGANISMS IN FOOD SAMPLES AND FOOD PROCESSING FACILITIES

Clear Labs, Inc., Menlo ...

1. A method comprising:(a) adding a first barcode to a first plurality of nucleic acid sequences from a sample, wherein said sample is a food sample or an environmental sample from a food processing facility, wherein said plurality of nucleic acid sequences comprise a mixture of cDNA, RNA, and gDNA sequences, thereby providing a first plurality of barcoded nucleic acid sequences; and
(b) performing a first pore sequencing reaction on said first plurality of barcoded nucleic acid sequences, wherein said pore sequencing reaction is performed on a sequencing apparatus comprising a flow cell;
(c) adding a second barcode to a second plurality of nucleic acid sequences from a second sample, wherein said sample is a food sample or an environmental sample from a food processing facility, wherein said plurality of nucleic acid sequences comprise a mixture of cDNA, RNA, and gDNA sequences, thereby providing a second plurality of barcoded nucleic acid sequences; and
(d) performing a second pore sequencing reaction on said second plurality of barcoded nucleic acid sequences, wherein said second pore sequencing reaction is performed on said sequencing apparatus comprising said flow cell, thereby reusing said flow cell.

US Pat. No. 10,246,670

AZEOTROPE-LIKE COMPOSITION CONTAINING FLUORINATED OLEFIN AS COMPONENT

Central Glass Company, Li...

1. An azeotrope (or azeotrope-like) composition comprising: (Z)-1,2-dichloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1223Z) and (E)-1,2-dichloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1223E).

US Pat. No. 10,246,662

PIGMENTED, FINE-STRUCTURED, TRIBOLOGICAL COMPOSITE MATERIAL

Leibniz-Institut fuer Neu...

1. A composition for producing a tribological composite material, comprising:a) at least one platelet-shaped, solid-state lubricant;
b) at least one type of inorganic, platelet-shaped pigment particles;
c) at least one surface-active compound possessing at least one hydrophilic group and at least one hydrophobic group; and
d) a curable binder system comprising at least one organic polymer or oligomer having one or more functional groups, or a precursor thereof,
wherein the pigment particles comprise transition metal oxides and form bonds to the at least one hydrophilic group of the at least one surface-active compound, resulting in a quasi-transfer film in interlayers between the solid-state lubricant and the pigment particles.