US Pat. No. 10,341,906

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CIRCUIT SWITCHED FALLBACK IN IMS CENTRALIZED SERVICES

Mavenir Systems, Inc., R...

1. A method of performing Circuit Switched Fallback (CSFB) in an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), comprising:receiving, at a Telephony Application Server (TAS), an incoming voice call for a User Equipment (UE) attached to an Evolved Packet Subsystem (EPS);
transmitting, by the TAS, an Invite message to a first network node associated with a first Circuit Switched Radio Access Network (CS RAN) connected to the UE;
paging the UE by the first network node;
receiving, by a second network node associated with a second CS RAN currently connected to the UE, a Location Update message from the UE, the Location Update message containing a first CSFB indicator;
transmitting, by the second network node, a Registration message comprising an IMS Registration message to the TAS, the Registration message containing a second CSFB indicator in response to the first CSFB indicator in the Location Update message;
transmitting, by the TAS, a Cancel message to the first network node, after the step of transmitting the Registration message; and
transmitting, by the TAS, an Invite message to the second network node to complete the voice call with the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,341,124

POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A power source to be used in a power distribution system, the power distribution system further comprising:a power consumer to be powered by the power source and adapted to indicate its power class to the power source, and
an electrical conductor for transferring the power from the power source to the power consumer;
the power source adapted to provide power to the power consumer of the power distribution system in at least a maximum power mode and a normal operation mode, wherein the power source is adapted to measure in the maximum power mode the amount of power consumed by the power consumer,
wherein the power consumer is assigned to one of at least one first power class and at least one second power class, wherein to each power class of the first and second power classes a respective predetermined amount of power is assigned, wherein the predetermined amount of power assigned to the second power class is at least the same as the predetermined amount of power assigned to the first power class,
wherein the power source is further adapted:
to, if the power class of the power consumer is the first power class, switch to the maximum power mode, in which the predetermined amount of power assigned to the power class of the power consumer is allocated to the power consumer and the amount of power consumed by the power consumer is measured, and thereafter switch to the normal operation mode, in which the operational amount of power, which depends on the amount of power measured in the maximum power mode, is reserved for the power consumer, in order to allow the power consumer to consume in the normal operation mode an amount of power being equal to or lower than the operational amount of power, and
to, if the power class of the power consumer is the second power class, switch to the normal operation mode, wherein the predetermined amount of power assigned to the power class of the power consumer is reserved for the power consumer, in order to allow the power consumer to consume in the normal operation mode an amount of power being equal to or lower than the predetermined amount of power assigned to the power class of the power consumer.

US Pat. No. 10,340,764

RETIGHTENABLE WEDGE SYSTEM FOR TIGHTENING COIL IN SLOT OF GENERATOR STATOR

SIEMENS ENERGY, INC., Or...

1. A retightenable wedge system for tightening a coil in a slot of a generator stator comprising:a first filler layer placed on the coil;
a spring member placed on the first filler layer;
a second filler layer placed on the spring member;
a retightenable wedge assembly placed on the second filler layer, wherein the retightenable wedge assembly comprises:
a slot wedge comprising an aperture;
a tightening member comprising a form fit feature, wherein the tightening member is configured to be tightenable in the aperture for applying a radial load on the second filler layer, wherein the second filler layer is configured to evenly distribute the radial load on the spring member, and wherein the spring member is configured to apply the evenly distributed radial load onto the coil for tightening the coil in the slot; and
a locking member comprising a mating form fit feature configured to engage with the form fit feature of the tightening member to lock the tightening member in place in the aperture such that the tightening member is able to be restrained from backing out of the slot wedge.

US Pat. No. 10,340,699

SOLAR CELL ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM, RELATED METHOD, AND MINIMUM CURRENT DETECTION AND CONTROL SYSTEM

Japan Aerospace Explorati...

1. A solar cell adjustment system comprising:a multi-stage voltage multiplier rectification circuit constructed such that two series-connected diodes are connected in parallel, respectively, to each of series-connected 1st to n-th (where n is an integer of two or more) capacitors, and an intermediate capacitor is connected to each intermediate point of respective two series-connected diodes;
a solar cell module string constructed by series-connecting 1st to n-th solar cell modules each defined as a k-th (where k=1, 2, - - - , n) solar cell module connected in parallel to a k-th one of the capacitors; and
an inverter comprising a capacitive element and an inductive element, the inverter being configured to receive an input of a summed voltage of voltages applied, respectively, to the 1st to n-th solar cell modules, convert the input summed voltage into an AC (Alternating Current) voltage, and output the AC voltage to the multi-stage voltage multiplier rectification circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,340,082

CAPACITOR AND METHOD OF PRODUCTION THEREOF

CAPACITOR SCIENCES INCORP...

1. A capacitor comprising:a first electrode,
a second electrode, and
a dielectric layer of molecular material disposed between said first and second electrodes,
wherein said electrodes are substantially planar surface and positioned parallel to each other, and
the molecular material is described by the general formula
Dp-(Core)-Hq  (I)
where Core is a polarizable conductive anisometric core, having conjugated ?-systems, and characterized by a longitudinal axis,
D and H are insulating substituents, and
p and q are numbers of the D and H substituents accordingly,
wherein said substituents are selectively attached to any available positions on the polarizable anisometric core including apex positions and lateral positions as related to the longitudinal axis, p and q are independently selected from values 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, and Core possesses one or more selectively attached dopant groups that enhance polarizability.

US Pat. No. 10,339,111

CLONED VIRTUAL MACHINE DISK REPLICATION

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:receiving a virtual machine disk (VMD) clone operation targeting a virtual machine, of a consistency group, stored within first storage of a first node having a synchronous replication relationship with a second node hosting second storage;
replicating the VMD clone operation to create a replication VMD clone operation based upon the synchronous replication relationship being in-sync for the virtual machine;
executing the VMD clone operation upon the first storage, wherein inflight operations targeting the consistency group are drained, incoming inflight operations are queued as queued inflight operations, and the queued inflight operations are dequeued and executed after the VMD clone operation completes; and
transmitting the replication VMD clone operation to the second node for execution upon the second storage.

US Pat. No. 10,338,995

END TO END FPGA DIAGNOSTICS FOR A SAFETY SYSTEM

Artesyn Embedded Computin...

1. A system comprising:a first fail-safe chassis (FSC) that:
receives a plurality of module health signals from a plurality of associated modules and continuously generates a chassis health signal including a first portion indicating the health of the chassis and a second portion indicating a test request a plurality of modules in the system that each receive the chassis health signal;
determines whether one or more of the module health signals indicates that an associated module is unhealthy based on a first comparison between each of the module health signals and a predetermined health value; and
selectively de-asserts first chassis health signal based on the first comparison;
a second FSC that:
receives a plurality of module health signals from a plurality of associated modules and continuously generates a second chassis health signal that contains a first portion indicating the health of the chassis and a second portion indicating a test request, a plurality of modules in the system each receive the chassis health signal;
determines whether one or more of the module health signals indicates that an associated module is unhealthy based on a second comparison between the module health signals and the predetermined health value;
selectively de-asserts first chassis health signal based on the second comparison; and
a safety relay box module that determines whether to instruct the first FSC to operate in a predetermined mode based on the chassis health signal and the second chassis health signal.

US Pat. No. 10,338,723

TOUCHPAD AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD., T...

1. A touchpad, comprising:an operating plate having an operating surface on which an in inputting operation is performed;
an added feature part attached to a first surface of the operating plate opposite from the operating surface;
a sensing unit disposed to face toward at least a portion of the first surface, the portion being at least a part of an area of the first surface other than an area thereof to which the added feature part is attached;
a holding member disposed at a predetermined distance apart from a first face of the added feature part, the first face of the added feature part being opposite from a second face thereof facing toward the operating plate; and
a support member situated between, and in contact with, the added feature part and the holding member,
wherein the support member has a lower Young's modulus than the added feature part and the holding member,
wherein the support member is made of a resin-based material, and is disposed to fill a gap between the added feature part and the holding member, and
wherein the holding member has a penetrating hole extending from a face thereof facing toward the added feature part to an opposite face thereof, and the support member is made of the resin-based material whose fluidity is reduced after the resin-based material in a fluid state is supplied to the gap between the added feature part and the holding member through the penetrating hole.

US Pat. No. 10,338,720

PRESSURE DETECTION STRUCTURE AND TOUCH DEVICE

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A pressure detection structure being mounted on a middle frame of a touch device, and comprising:a cover;
a display device being arranged below the cover, wherein the display device comprises a display module;
a pressure sensor comprising a sensing electrode arranged in the display device; and
a reference electrode;
wherein the pressure sensor is configured to output a pressure signal according to variation of capacitance between the sensing electrode and the reference electrode,
wherein the display device is an LCD display device and comprises a housing of the display module, the housing comprises a back shell that is electrically conductive and a support connected to an edge of the back shell,
wherein the reference electrode is the back shell, the pressure sensor is disposed above the back shell; a variable gap is formed between the pressure sensor and the back shell, a reinforcing step is arranged on a bottom of the back shell or on an inner wall of the support, wherein the variable gap between the pressure sensor and the back shell is formed by the reinforcing step.

US Pat. No. 10,338,585

ABNORMAL AIRCRAFT RESPONSE MONITOR

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval,...

1. A flight control system for an aircraft, comprising:at least two flight control computers at least one of which is utilized at any one time to control flight of the aircraft, each of the at least two flight control computers having at least two processors, each of the at least two processors being responsive to an aircraft input signal indicative of at least one of a plurality of aircraft flight parameters, each of the at least two processors computing in parallel and providing a control output command signal indicative of a desired control of a flight control surface of the aircraft based on control laws;
wherein:
at least one of the at least two processors for each of the at least two flight control computers comprises an abnormal response monitor configured to detect a residual error in software that embodies the control laws by being responsive to the aircraft input signal indicative of at least one of a plurality of aircraft flight parameters and determining whether the control output command signal is within an acceptable value for the control output command; and
when the abnormal response monitor detects the residual error in the software by determining that the control output signal command is not within the acceptable value, then the one of the at least two flight control computers in which it is determined that the control output command signal is not within the acceptable value is disabled from being allowed to control flight of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,338,516

PHOTOCONDUCTOR REFRESHING CYCLES

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:a photoconductive unit comprising a photoconductive layer;
a first refresh unit;
a second refresh unit; and
a controller, wherein:
the first refresh unit is controllable by the controller to, during a first refreshing cycle, apply a first refresh voltage to the photoconductive layer;
the second refresh unit is controllable by the controller to, during the first refreshing cycle, apply a second refresh voltage to the photoconductive layer; and
the first refresh unit is controllable by the controller to, during a second refreshing cycle, apply a third refresh voltage to the photoconductive layer, wherein the third refresh voltage is higher than the first refresh voltage and higher than the second refresh voltage, and wherein:
at least one of the first and second refresh units is controllable by the controller to, during a print routine, electrically bias the photoconductive layer to a print polarity;
each of the first and second refresh units are controllable by the controller to, during the first refreshing cycle, electrically bias the photoconductive layer to a refresh polarity opposite to the print polarity; and
the first refresh unit is controllable by the controller to, during the second refreshing cycle, electrically bias the photoconductive layer to the refresh polarity.

US Pat. No. 10,338,299

LIGHTING SYSTEM USING A LIGHTGUIDE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting system, comprising:an array of LEDs;
a collimators arrangement mounted over the array of LEDs for collimating the light output from the LEDs;
a lightguide mounted over the collimators arrangement, the lightguide comprising:
an elongate structure having a length direction with one light input end mounted over the collimator arrangement, wherein the general shape in cross section perpendicular to the length direction comprises a non-circular arc, and the array of LEDs follows a corresponding non-circular arc; and
light extraction features extending widthwise parallel to the light input end for out-coupling light from an outer arcuate surface of the lightguide,
wherein, in each light extraction feature, an angle ? is the angle between a normal n of the light extraction feature and a normal to the length direction, wherein said angle ? at least once is gradually or abruptly changed in a direction parallel to the light input end.

US Pat. No. 10,337,793

SYSTEM AND METHODS INVOLVING FABRICATING SHEET PRODUCTS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A system for fabricating a sheet product, the system comprising:(A) a first rotatable roller including:
(a) a rotatable drum portion having (i) a first end and a second end, (ii) an outer surface and an inner surface, the outer surface rotating about a rotational axis in a first direction and configured to convey a sheet product that has a first surface and a second surface, the first surface of the sheet product being in contact with a portion of the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion, the inner surface defining a cavity within the rotatable drum portion, and (iii) a plurality of ports communicative between the inner surface and the outer surface, the plurality of ports extending (1) from the first end to the second end of the rotatable drum portion, and (2) around at least a portion of the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion; and
(b) a fluid emission portion disposed in the cavity, the fluid emission portion having (i) an orifice operative to receive a first pressurized fluid from a pressurized fluid source and (ii) a port connected to the orifice and operative to emit the first pressurized fluid through the plurality of ports of the rotatable drum portion, the port being arranged as an elongated slot in the fluid emission portion that extends (1) in a direction parallel to the rotational axis of the rotatable drum portion, and (2) from the first end to the second end of the rotatable drum portion;
(B) a second rotatable roller having (i) an outer surface arranged proximate to the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion of the first rotatable roller, and (ii) a heat source portion configured to output a second pressurized fluid and to heat the second rotatable roller to dry the sheet product, the second rotatable roller being operative to rotate in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction; and
(C) a gap defined between the second rotatable roller and the first rotatable roller through which the sheet product is allowed to pass,
wherein the port of the fluid emission portion is configured to emit the first pressurized fluid (i) as a stream in a region proximate to the gap, (ii) at an angle relative to the second rotatable roller, (iii) to impinge on the first surface of the sheet product in the gap, (iv) to separate contact between the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion of the first rotatable roller and the sheet product, and (v) to transfer the sheet product from the first rotatable roller to the second rotatable roller, with the second surface of the sheet product being in contact with the outer surface of the second rotatable roller as the sheet product passes through the gap, and
wherein the first rotatable roller is configured to only emit the first pressurized fluid through the plurality of ports extending (1) from the first end to the second end of the rotatable drum portion, and (2) around the at least a portion of the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion.

US Pat. No. 10,337,784

PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL (PCM) BELTS

DOUBLEDAY ACQUISITIONS LL...

1. An apparatus for controlling a thermal condition of cargo contained within a hollow interior of a cargo container, the apparatus comprising:(a) at least one belt assembly, wherein the at least one belt assembly is configured to be received within the hollow interior of the cargo container, wherein the at least one belt assembly comprises at least three pouches, wherein each pouch defines a hollow interior and wherein the pouches are consecutively hingedly secured together in a series such that each pouch is operable to pivot toward and away from at least one adjoining pouch, wherein a first pouch of the at least three pouches comprises a cover configured to selectively cover and uncover a respective hollow interior; and
(b) at least one phase-changing material pack comprising a flexible film material filled with a phase-changing material, wherein at least one pouch of the at least one belt assembly is configured to receive the at least one phase-changing material pack.

US Pat. No. 10,337,702

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIC HOLDER DESIGN

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting system comprising:a plurality of LED-based light sources;
a plurality of optic holders, each of which is connected to a respective one of said plurality of LED-based light sources and is arranged to hold an optic in a position suitable to modify light emitted by said LED-based light source, each of the plurality of optic holders comprising an upper edge region, wherein said arrangement results in one or more gaps between one or more optic holders; and
a plurality of interstitial spacers connected to the upper edge region of the plurality of optic holders, wherein the plurality of interstitial spacers are arranged to substantially fill the one or more gaps, wherein a size of at least one of said plurality of interstitial spacers is adjustable.

US Pat. No. 10,337,701

DECORATIVE LED INTEGRATED LUMINAIRE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A luminaire comprising;a LED light engine for emitting light,
an optical structure positioned to receive the light emitted and to modify the emitted light's characteristics, and
a decorative element;
wherein, said optical structure is utilized to removably attach said decorative element proximate to said light engine and said decorative element is intended to be changed by a user to provide configurable light output characteristics; and,
wherein the optical structure has a circumference and a protruding, annular portion extending around the circumference; the decorative element comprises a circular hole corresponding to the LED light engine, the circular hole having a diameter larger than a largest diameter of a housing containing said LED light engine and smaller than a diameter of the annular portion; whereby in use, the annular portion; supports the decorative element.

US Pat. No. 10,337,192

SOLID STATE FLOOR LIGHTING UNIT AND SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A solid state floor lighting unit, comprising:a printed circuit board carrying an array of solid state lighting elements;
a protective cover provided over the printed circuit board, comprising a sheet having an array of openings or light output regions aligned with the solid state lighting elements;
a base plate positioned such that the printed circuit board is situated between the base plate and the protective cover;
an array of pillars, wherein the pillars are situated between the base plate and the printed circuit board and wherein the pillars extend from the base plate to the printed circuit board and not beyond;
wherein the protective cover comprises at least one edge having a line of downwardly projecting spaced supporting tabs, and
wherein the supporting tabs each have a width along the edge direction which is the same as the space along the edge direction between the tabs such that the tabs of one protective cover are fitable, in use, into the space between tabs of an adjacent protective cover.

US Pat. No. 10,336,505

PACKAGE WITH A MULTI-PIECE HANDLE

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A package for storing and carrying a product, the package comprising:(a) a rigid package body for storing a product therein, the rigid package body having at least six faces and a reclosable opening on a face of the rigid package body to allow removal of the product; and
(b) a handle, for carrying the package, being attached to the package body and positioned over the reclosable opening, the handle having:
(i) a first strap including a first end and a second end, the first end being attached to one face of the package body;
(ii) a second strap including a first end and a second end, the first end being attached to another face of the package body, the other face of the package body being opposite to the face that is attached to the first strap; and
(iii) a connection portion on the second end of the second strap, the connection portion being detachably engageable with the second end of the first strap and comprising a pressure sensitive adhesive to detachably engage the second end of the first strap.

US Pat. No. 10,336,468

AIRCRAFT VERTICAL STABILIZER ILLUMINATION LIGHT UNIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING AN AIRCRAFT VERTICAL STABILIZER ILLUMINATION LIGHT UNIT

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. An aircraft vertical stabilizer illumination light unit, comprising:an LED group, comprising a plurality of LEDs, and
an optical system, comprising at least one optical element, the optical system being associated with the LED group for shaping an output light intensity distribution from the light emitted by the LED group;
wherein the unit is configured for being arranged in a rotatable horizontal stabilizer of an aircraft and for being oriented towards a vertical stabilizer of the aircraft for illuminating the vertical stabilizer;
wherein the LED group and the optical system are stationary within the aircraft vertical stabilizer illumination light unit, with each LED of the LED group having a set position with respect to the optical system;
wherein at least some of the plurality of LEDs are independently controllable; and
wherein the aircraft vertical stabilizer illumination light unit is configured to be operated in a plurality of operating modes, with a respective subset of the plurality of LEDs being switched on in each of the plurality of operating modes and with a different output light intensity distribution being emitted by the aircraft vertical stabilizer illumination light unit in each of the plurality of operating modes, with a selection of the operating mode being carried out in response to a rotation angle of the rotatable horizontal stabilizer.

US Pat. No. 10,336,292

SEAT BELT

Clark Equipment Company, ...

1. A seat belt guide for a seat belt, having a retractor, on a power machine having one of a joystick and a control lever manipulable by an operator, the seat belt guide comprising:a stiffener;
an attachment portion connected to a first end of the stiffener and configured to be attached to the retractor so that the stiffener extends from the retractor and an operator seat;
a tongue engagement member connected to a second end of the stiffener and configured to support a tongue of a seat belt when the seat belt is retracted by the retractor, wherein the retractor applies a force against the tongue to hold the tongue against the tongue engagement member; and
wherein the stiffener and tongue engagement member are configured and arranged to hold the tongue in a generally inline position with respect to a longitudinal direction of the stiffener and at a raised position relative to the operator seat when the tongue is not engaged with a corresponding seat belt buckle such that the tongue interferes with operation of the joystick or control lever.

US Pat. No. 10,341,996

USER APPARATUS AND UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION BIT WIDTH DETERMINATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user apparatus configured to perform communication with a base station in a mobile communication system that supports downlink spatial multiplexing, comprising:a transmitter that transmits capability information of the user apparatus to the base station, wherein the capability information comprises a user equipment category and a number of supported MIMO layers for a specific transmission mode;
a receiver that receives configuration information from the base station, wherein the configuration information comprises:
a parameter indicating a transmission mode corresponding to the downlink spatial multiplexing and
predetermined additional information; and
a processor that determines a bit width of a rank indicator based on the predetermined additional information,
wherein before determining the bit width of the rank indicator, the user apparatus determines whether the predetermined additional information is a maximum number of MIMO layers transmitted from the base station as information to be used for determining a bit width of the rank indicator.

US Pat. No. 10,341,995

DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless user equipment (UE) device acting as a first node in a wireless communication system, the UE comprising:a radio; and
a processing element;
wherein the radio and the processing element are configured to:
send information regarding computing resources at the first node to one or more nodes in the wireless communication system;
receive a request to provide a computing resource for a second node in the wireless communication system, wherein the second node is a wireless device in the wireless communication system;
provide the requested computing resource for the second node, wherein providing the requested computing resource for the second node comprises providing the requested computing resource for the second node at least partially via a peer-to-peer wireless link between the first node and the second node;
detect a change in a network condition prior to a successful completion of providing the requested computing resource for the second node;
send an indication of the change in the network condition; and
based at least in part on the change in the network condition, cease providing the requested computing resource prior to the successful completion, wherein providing the requested computing resource for the second node is reassigned to a third node in the wireless communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,341,994

AUTONOMOUS WIRELESS TRANSMISSIONS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A wireless device configured to communicate via a wireless uplink channel, the wireless device comprising:a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
receive, from a wireless access node, autonomous transmission description information comprising a mapping between a preamble and a hopping sequence of payload transmission zones identifying a first resource chunk in a first payload transmission zone of the wireless uplink channel and a second resource chunk in a second payload transmission zone of the wireless uplink channel;
transmit the preamble toward the wireless access node in a preamble transmission zone of the wireless uplink channel;
transmit a payload toward the wireless access node over the first resource chunk in the first payload transmission zone of the wireless uplink channel without establishing a connection with the wireless access node; and
based on a condition detected by the wireless device, retransmit the payload or a redundancy version of the payload over the second resource chunk in the second payload transmission zone of the wireless uplink channel without retransmitting the preamble.

US Pat. No. 10,341,975

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A first wireless communication device comprising:a receiver to receive a synchronization signal transmitted from a synchronization source;
a processor to determine a root index based on the received synchronization signal, and to determine a synchronization timing reference based on the root index; and
a transmitter to transmit, based on the determined synchronization timing reference, a synchronization signal for a direct communication between the first wireless communication device and a second wireless communication device,
wherein determining, by the processor, the synchronization timing reference comprises:
based on the root index, determining a category of the synchronization source;
prioritizing the synchronization source based on determining whether the synchronization source is an evolved NodeB (eNodeB), a wireless communication device synchronized with an eNodeB, or a wireless communication device having a synchronization timing reference independent from an eNodeB;
determining whether the synchronization source is a wireless communication device located in a coverage of an eNodeB or a wireless communication device located out of a coverage of an eNodeB, among wireless communication devices synchronized with an eNodeB;
prioritizing the synchronization source further based on determining whether the synchronization source is a wireless communication device located in a coverage of an eNodeB or a wireless communication device located out of a coverage of an eNodeB; and
determining the synchronization timing reference based on the prioritization.

US Pat. No. 10,341,938

SECONDARY CELL CONFIGURATION AND ACTIVATION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells, the plurality of cells grouped into a plurality of physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) groups comprising:
a primary PUCCH group comprising a primary cell with a primary PUCCH transmitted to a base station; and
a secondary PUCCH group comprising a PUCCH secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH transmitted to the base station;
receiving, in a first subframe, a media-access-control control element indicating activation of a secondary cell in the secondary PUCCH group, wherein the secondary cell is different from the PUCCH secondary cell; and
starting transmission of channel state information (CSI) fields for the secondary cell from a second subframe that is a number plus eight subframes after the first subframe, wherein,
in response to the activation of the PUCCH secondary cell being completed on or after eight subframes after the first subframe:
the number is greater than zero; and
the number is determined based on when the activation of the PUCCH secondary cell is completed.

US Pat. No. 10,341,936

METHOD FOR TRANSFER OF INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS CELLULAR NETWORK

GEMALTO M2M GMBH, Munich...

1. Method for transmitting system information from a base station to a user equipment,the user equipment being a limited-bandwidth device, camping on the base station, wherein the system information is divided in a plurality of system information blocks, which are at least once transmitted during one broadcast channel modification period, wherein the minimum broadcast channel modification period for limited-bandwidth devices lasts at least 10.24 seconds, and
wherein the system information further has associated a validity period, wherein the validity period for system information relating to limited-bandwidth devices is longer than for system information relating to non-limited-bandwidth devices.

US Pat. No. 10,341,897

ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL LAYER INTERFACE CONTROL FOR A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A wireless access point (WAP) within a wireless network, the WAP comprising:a physical layer (PHY) device configured to communicate wireless network information in accordance with a first PHY operational parameter selected from among a first group of PHY operational parameters of a plurality of PHY operational parameters; and
a processor configured to:
determine a first level of congestion the wireless network is experiencing,
structure the plurality of PHY operational parameters into the first group of PHY operational parameters and a second group of PHY operational parameters when the wireless network is experiencing the first level of congestion, the first group of PHY operational parameters not being restricted from being used by the PHY device and the second group of PHY operational parameters being restricted from being used by the PHY device,
restructure the first group of PHY operational parameters to include a second PHY operational parameter from among the second group of PHY operational parameters of the plurality of PHY operational parameters when the wireless network is experiencing a second level of congestion greater than the first level of congestion, and
restructure the second group of PHY operational parameters to include the first PHY operational parameter when the wireless network is experiencing a third level of congestion less than the first level of congestion,
wherein the PHY device is further configured to communicate a subsequent communication of the wireless network information in accordance with a third PHY operational parameter selected from among the first group of PHY operational parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,341,861

NETWORK SIGNALLING MESSAGE VERIFICATION

VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIM...

1. A network entity for a Public Land Mobile Network, PLMN, comprising:a request input, arranged to receive a network signaling message, the network signaling message comprising a routeing part and an instruction part that are on different layers of a protocol stack, each of the routeing part and the instruction part including a respective message address therewithin, the instruction part of the network signaling message using a Transaction Capabilities Application Part, TCAP, protocol;
verification logic, configured to authenticate the received network signaling message based on the message address included within the routeing part and the message address included within the instruction part to determine whether the network signaling message is an imitation; and
a message processor, configured to process the received network signaling message based on the authentication of the verification logic, and
wherein the verification is configured to perform at least one of:
authenticating the received network signaling message by comparing the message address included within the routeing part with the message address included within the instruction part, and
determining, where the network signaling message identifies a mobile subscriber to which the network signaling message relates, at least one database message address associated with the mobile subscriber identified by the network signaling message and authenticating the received network signaling message by comparing the message address of the routeing part and the message address of the instruction part with the at least one database message address.

US Pat. No. 10,341,841

OPERATION OF DEVICE AND APPLICATION DISCOVERY FOR A MANAGED NETWORK

SERVICENOW, INC., Santa ...

1. A method comprising:providing for display, on a graphical user interface, a discovery schedule creation page for creating a discovery schedule, wherein the discovery schedule creation page includes selectable options defining when to carry out a discovery process in which one or more proxy servers on a managed network determine and provide to a remote network management platform discovery information relating to configuration items of the managed network, wherein the configuration items include one or more of computing devices, software applications, and configurational relationships therebetween; and
in response to receiving, by way of the graphical user interface, user input indicative of creation of the discovery schedule via the discovery schedule creation page, providing for display, on the graphical user interface, a discovery process page, wherein providing the discovery process page includes:
(i) while the discovery process is being carried out according to the discovery schedule, dynamically updating the discovery process page to include total numbers of discovery results, the discovery results including (a) discovered configuration items, (b) errors relating to the discovery process, and (c) unidentified network addresses associated with configuration items that are not included in the discovered configuration items, and
(ii) displaying, in the discovery process page, a total number of created discovery schedules according to which the discovery process has been or is being carried out,
wherein the discovered configuration items as displayed include a first selectable link for navigating to and displaying a discovered configuration items page that lists, for each of a plurality of configuration item types, a total number of discovered configuration items,
wherein the errors as displayed include a second selectable link for navigating to and displaying an error flow page that lists, for each of a plurality of error types, a total number of errors relating to the discovery process, and provides selectable links for displaying information indicating causes for each of the errors, and
wherein the created discovery schedules as displayed include a third selectable link for navigating to and displaying a scheduling summary page that includes, for the discovery schedule, total numbers for categories including discovered configuration items, errors, and unidentified network addresses, wherein each of the categories as displayed is selectable for triggering display of a trend graph in the scheduling summary page, the trend graph indicating the total numbers for the category resulting from one or more past occurrences of the discovery process according to the discovery schedule, and wherein the scheduling summary page further includes selectable options for using each of the categories as a basis for sorting the discovery schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,341,803

HEAD-RELATED TRANSFER FUNCTION (HRTF) PERSONALIZATION BASED ON CAPTURED IMAGES OF USER

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A method comprising:obtaining, by a computing device, a set of anatomical features describing physical characteristics of a user's body relevant to a personalized head-related transfer function (HRTF) of the user, the set of anatomical features identified from one or more images of the user;
constructing, by the computing device, the personalized HRTF of the user from the set of anatomical features of the user; and
providing, by the computing device, the personalized HRTF for generating audio signals using the personalized HRTF.

US Pat. No. 10,341,801

RENDERER CONTROLLED SPATIAL UPMIX

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

15. A method for decoding a compressed input audio signal, the method comprising:providing at least one core decoder comprising one or more processors for generating a processor output signal based on a processor input signal, wherein a number of output channels of the processor output signal is higher than a number of input channels of the processor input signal, wherein each of the one or more processors comprises a decorrelator and a mixer, wherein a core decoder output signal comprising a plurality of channels comprises the processor output signal, and wherein the core decoder output signal is suitable for a reference loudspeaker setup;
providing at least one format converter device configured to convert the core decoder output signal into an output audio signal, which is suitable for a target loudspeaker setup; and
providing a control device configured to control at least one or more processors in such way that the decorrelator of the processor is controlled independently from the mixer of the processor, wherein the control device is configured to control at least one of the decorrelators of the one or more processors in such way that, depending on the target loudspeaker setup, the mixer of the processor is operational when the decorrelator of the processor is switched off.

US Pat. No. 10,341,780

MINIATURE SPEAKER

Goertek Inc., Shandong (...

1. A miniature speaker, comprising:a first housing body;
a second housing body, wherein the first housing body and the second housing body are combined together to form a space;
a vibrating system;
a magnetic circuit system, wherein the vibrating system and the magnetic circuit system are accommodated in the space defined by the first housing body and the second housing body, and wherein a sidewall at an end of the second housing body, which is combined with the first housing body, surrounds a periphery of the first housing body;
a gap provided between an outer edge of the first housing body and an inner side of the sidewall at the end of the second housing body; and
a sealing member, wherein the sealing member is configured to cover an outer side of the first housing body, and wherein an edge of the sealing member is located in the gap such that the gap between the first housing body and the second housing body is sealed,
wherein:
a steel sheet is arranged in a position, which corresponds to the vibrating system of the first housing body;
the sealing member is configured to cover an outer side of the steel sheet;
a melting temperature of the material of the sealing member is lower than that of a material of the first housing body and the second housing body; and
an outer surface of the first housing body is lower than an end surface of the sidewall of the second housing body, and an outer surface of the sealing member is flush with the end surface of the sidewall of the second housing body.

US Pat. No. 10,341,778

MULTIFUNCTIONAL DEVICE WITH VIBRATION FUNCTION AND SOUND GENERATION FUNCTION

Goertek Inc., Shandong (...

1. A multifunctional device having a vibration function and a sound generation function, comprising a housing, as well as a vibration system, a magnetic circuit system and an elastic support which are accommodated inside the housing, wherein the magnetic circuit system is supported and fixed by the elastic support and is suspended inside the housing;the vibration system comprises a vibration diaphragm and a voice coil coupled to one side of the vibration diaphragm; and wherein:
the elastic support comprises a first fixing portion, a second fixing portion, and a deformation portion which is connected between the first fixing portion and the second fixing portion;
an orthographic projection of an outer contour of the elastic support in a vibration direction is in a shape of a polygon defined by a plurality of straight lines or a geometrical shape defined by straight lines and arc lines; and
the first fixing portion and the second fixing portion have a height difference there-between; and wherein:
the housing is made of a metal material and comprises an upper housing and a lower housing, a circuit board being fixedly adhered to an inner side of the lower housing:
a spring configured to connect the circuit board and an external circuit is welded to the circuit board and arranged at a comer of the lower housing: and
an injection-molded part which is made of plastics is arranged at the corner of the lower housing and wraps a part of the spring.

US Pat. No. 10,341,777

SPEAKER MODULE

GOERTEK INC., Weifang, S...

1. A speaker module, comprising:a module housing having an inner cavity, wherein the inner cavity comprises a front cavity and a rear cavity spaced apart from the front cavity, and the front cavity is communicated with an external space;
a speaker assembly mounted in the inner cavity, wherein the speaker assembly comprises a vibration diaphragm spacing the front cavity and the rear cavity apart; and
a heat-dissipating member having a heat-conducting section and a heat-dissipating section, wherein the heat-conducting section is in contact with the speaker assembly, and the heat-dissipating section stretches into the front cavity, wherein
the vibration of the vibration diaphragm allows air in the front cavity to flow to increase the heat-dissipating rate of the heat-dissipating section,
the speaker assembly comprises a magnetic circuit system having a basin frame located at the bottom of the speaker assembly, the heat-dissipating member and the basin frame are of an integrated structure, and the heat-conducting section is connected to the basin frame,
the heat-dissipating section has a heat-dissipating fin and/or a heat-dissipating pin for increasing a heat-dissipating area, and
the direction of the inner cavity leading to the external space is a sound-producing direction, and the heat-dissipating fin is extended in parallel with the sound-producing direction.

US Pat. No. 10,341,773

PACKET BASED DELIVERY OF MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO OVER WIRELESS LINKS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A distributor device comprising:a playback clock generator configured to provide a playback timer based on a playback clock used to playback a first portion of audio samples at the distributor device;
an application level processor configured to place a sample of the playback timer and a second portion of the audio samples into a packet for transmission to a plurality of sink devices, wherein the second portion of the audio samples placed into the packet for transmission to the plurality of sink devices does not include temporally contiguous audio samples that belong to a same audio channel; and
a distribution transceiver configured to transmit the packet to the plurality of sink devices.

US Pat. No. 10,341,737

INTEGRATING BROADCAST MEDIA STREAMS WITH USER MEDIA STREAMS

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

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a stream integrator, multiple user media streams captured by one or more user capture devices;
receiving, at the stream integrator, a broadcast stream from a broadcast provider;
selecting, by the stream integrator, a subset of the user media streams based at least in part on one or more user parameters, wherein the selecting includes:
comparing one or more keywords of the user media streams with one or more parameters of the broadcast stream, and
determining user media streams from those of the user capture devices that are at or near a location and that are relevant to the broadcast stream as selected user media streams;
integrating the selected user media streams into the broadcast stream, wherein the integrating includes:
generating the broadcast stream at a first portion of a presentation device, and
generating a plurality of pop-up windows overlaying the broadcast stream, the plurality of pop-up windows including a first pop-up window displaying a first user media stream of the selected user media streams and a second pop-up window displaying a second user media stream; and
recommending, by the stream integrator and based on one or more recommendation parameters, a particular user media stream of the selected user media streams to a viewer associated with the presentation device by highlighting a pop-up window of the plurality of pop-up windows in which the particular user media stream is generated.

US Pat. No. 10,341,722

DISTRIBUTED INDOOR SMART ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR OVER-THE-AIR TELEVISION RECEPTION

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

1. A system for receiving over-the-air broadcast signals, the system comprising:a plurality of distributed antenna nodes, each of the plurality of distributed antenna nodes being spaced apart from each other to achieve spatial diversity, each of the plurality of distributed antenna nodes including:
a single antenna that receives the over-the-air broadcast signals;
a single demodulator in communication with the single antenna, wherein the single demodulator decodes the over-the-air broadcast signals, the single antenna having a one to one connection with the single demodulator in which the single demodulator only receives signals from the single antenna; and
a single Wi-Fi converter that transcodes the decoded broadcast signals into a Wi-Fi signal format, the single demodulator having a one to one connection with the single Wi-Fi converter in which the single Wi-Fi converter only receives signals from the single demodulator;
each of the plurality of distributed antenna nodes transcoding the decoded broadcast signals into a Wi-Fi signal format using the single Wi-Fi converter in each of the plurality of active distributed antenna nodes, and each of the plurality of distributed antenna nodes sending the transcoded broadcast signals to a single reception gateway; and
the single reception gateway including a Wi-Fi receiver that receives the transcoded broadcast signals from each of the plurality of distributed antenna nodes, and a diversity receiver that determines a signal set from the plurality of distributed antenna nodes to retransmit to a display device, wherein the single reception gateway receives multiple transcoded broadcast signals in the Wi-Fi signal format, each from a single antenna node, and transmits the single determined signal set to the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,698

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTENT USING A COMMON SET OF ENCRYPTION KEYS

DIVX, LLC, San Diego, CA...

1. A content distribution system, comprising:at least one content distribution server; and
a source encoder comprising a processor and a memory containing an encoding application, wherein the encoding application configures the processor to encode source content as a plurality of alternative streams of protected video each having a different bitrate by performing the steps of:
identifying a plurality of sections for the source content;
identifying a common set of keys for encrypting corresponding portions of the source content across a plurality of different encodings;
for each particular section of the plurality of sections:
encoding the particular section to produce a plurality of encodings of the particular section for each of the plurality of alternative streams of protected video, wherein the plurality of encodings of the particular section comprises encodings at a plurality of different bitrates;
partially encrypting a portion of at least one encoded frame from the plurality of encodings of the particular section using a particular key of the common set of keys so that each partially encrypted frame contains encrypted portions and unencrypted portions of data;
storing encryption information that identifies the partially encrypted portion of the at least one encoded frame; and
storing the encrypted plurality of encodings of the particular section in a set of one or more container files on a set of servers that form part of a content distribution system;
storing a container index that provides references to a location for each section of the plurality of sections in at least one of the set of container files; and
storing a reference to the common set of keys on the at least one content distribution server.

US Pat. No. 10,341,649

MEASUREMENT OF IR EMISSIONS AND ADJUSTMENT OF OUTPUT SIGNAL

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

1. A television receiver to mitigate IR interference from a display device, the television receiver comprising:one or more processors;
a non-transitory memory communicatively coupled with and readable by the one or more processors and having stored therein processor-readable instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
initiate a calibration mode;
cause a series of images of video content to be displayed on a display device, the series of images to induce infrared (IR) emissions from the display device;
process a measurement of IR emissions during display of the series of images;
determine IR emission characteristics of the measurement of IR emissions;
determine an IR configuration based at least in part based on the IR emission characteristics, the IR configuration comprising settings for IR signaling to mitigate interference from the IR emissions; and
initiate the IR configuration to account for incoming programming content to be displayed on the display device with images and/or video characteristics corresponding to the series of images that were determined to cause the IR emission characteristics that cause interference with received IR command signals.

US Pat. No. 10,341,637

FULL FRAME UNIFORMITY ACROSS PANELS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A method of providing display uniformity in a display apparatus, the method comprising:retrieving first calibration data representing display characteristics of a display panel of the display apparatus, the first calibration data representing luminance responses or color responses of both left and right panel regions of the display panel when corresponding pixels of both the left and right panel regions are supplied same input image data;
retrieving second calibration data representing characteristics of optical components of the display apparatus, the second calibration data representing optical responses of the optical components as a function of 2 dimensional (2D) spatial positions spanning the left and right fields of view responsive to uniform optical inputs provided to the optical components across the left and right fields of view;
receiving stereoscopic image data comprising left image data to be supplied to the left panel region and right image data to be supplied to the right panel region; and
modifying the received stereoscopic image data in accordance with the first calibration data to display a stereoscopic image with a substantially same luminance response or substantially same color response in both the left panel region and right panel region when the first calibration data indicates discrepancy between the luminance response or color responses between corresponding pixels of the left and right panel regions; and
further adjusting the modified stereoscopic image data in accordance with the second calibration data to display a stereoscopic image with a substantially uniform optical response across both the left and right fields of view when the second calibration data indicates non-uniformity in the optical responses of the optical components as a function of 2D spatial positions across the left and right fields of view.

US Pat. No. 10,341,488

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING SIMULATED REAL-TIME CONVERSATIONS

PERFECT PITCH TECHNOLOGY,...

1. A processing system that provides a service to an agent-operator, said system comprising a processor and a memory, and being programmed, via executable program instructions, to perform a method that comprises:obtaining a plurality of selectable prerecorded audio responses associated with a call script, wherein the call script comprises a number of segments, the segments associated with the selectable prerecorded audio responses;
interacting with a caller;
communicating to the caller a prerecorded audio response provided from a database, wherein the communicated prerecorded audio response is selected from among the plurality of selectable prerecorded audio responses; and
communicating to the caller live ambient background noise channeled from a workplace associated with the agent-operator, wherein the live ambient background noise channeled from the workplace associated with the agent-operator is mixed with the communicated prerecorded audio response provided from the database.

US Pat. No. 10,341,482

ATTACHMENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling an electronic device in an attachment device, the method comprising:receiving and storing mapping information in which data configured in a first communication format in relation to one function of the electronic device to which the attachment device is attached and data configured in a second communication format in relation to the one function of the electronic device are mapped;
receiving the data configured in the first communication format from a user terminal or a hub which is communicably connected with the attachment device;
acquiring the data configured in the second communication format corresponding to the data configured in the first communication format based on the stored mapping information; and
transmitting the data configured in the second communication format to the electronic device to which the attachment device is attached to control the one function of the electronic device to be performed based on surrounding environment information of the attachment device,
wherein the transmitting of the data configured in the second communication format to the electronic device comprises:
identifying whether an operation state of the electronic device corresponds to the data configured in the second communication format, and
transmitting the data configured in the second communication format to the electronic device based on a result of the identification.

US Pat. No. 10,341,479

SEQUENTIAL NOTIFICATION DATA OUTPUT CONTROL APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

EIZO Corporation, Ishika...

1. An output control apparatus comprising:a processor;
a controller connected to the processor;
a processor storage that is connected to the processor and stores a combination of a communication device identification information and at least one application identification information, associated with notification data;
a receiver that is connected to the processor and receives application identification information along with the communication device identification information from communication device;
a controller storage that is connected to the controller and stores the notification data associated with the application identification information; and
a display/audio output device connected to the controller;
wherein
upon reception, by the receiver, of the application identification information from the communication device, the processor judges whether or not the combination of the received communication device identification information and the received application identification information is stored in the processor storage, and if the combination is stored, the processor reads out the corresponding application identification information from the processor storage and transmits the corresponding application identification information to the controller;
the controller reads out the notification data corresponding to the application identification information received by the processor;
the controller makes different output control for the notification data corresponding to the application identification information received from the processor, depending on a decision by the processor regarding whether or not an output queue count for the notification data corresponding to the received application identification information is smaller than a predetermined number;
the application identification information is application identification information of an application, among applications installed on the communication device, in which a notification event has occurred,
when the receiver receives the application identification information, the controller makes different output control for the notification data corresponding to the received application identification information, depending on a decision by the processor regarding whether or not an output queue count for the notification data corresponding to a category of an application which is identified by the application identification information that is read out from the processor storage is smaller than the predetermined number;
when the output queue count for the notification data corresponding to the application identification information read out from the processor storage is smaller than the predetermined number, the controller puts the notification data corresponding to the received information in a queue so as to be output sequentially by the display/audio output device;
when the output queue count for the notification data corresponding to the application identification information read out from the processor storage is not smaller than the predetermined number, the controller performs control so as not to output the notification data corresponding to the received application identification information; and
the display/audio output device sequentially outputs the notification data corresponding to the application data information read out from the processor storage in accordance with instructions from the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,341,470

MODIFIED ETHERNET PREAMBLE FOR INTER LINE CARD COMMUNICATIONS IN A MODULAR COMMUNICATION CHASSIS

Accedian Networks Inc., ...

13. A method for redefining a standard Ethernet preamble of Ethernet frame to create an inter-line-card header used for switching said Ethernet frame across an Ethernet backplane of a communication chassis, within an Ethernet preamble of the Ethernet frame, said method comprisingmodifying an Ethernet preamble comprised in the Ethernet frame to include an inter-line-card header that comprises at least one information element;
preserving said inter-line-card header, inside of said modified Ethernet preamble, in a Media Access Control (MAC) sub-layer in said Ethernet frame; and
wherein said inter-line-card header further includes an action and action parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,341,384

NETWORK FUNCTION VIRTUALIZATION SECURITY AND TRUST SYSTEM

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A system comprising:an authentication server to authenticate an identity of a first network device and a second network device, the first network device executed to provide a first service for a third network device, and the second network device executed to provide a second service for the third network device, wherein the first service and the second service are provided over a network to the third network device,
wherein the authentication server is configured to:
initiate authentication of the identity of the first network device, the second network device, and the third network device, to create a chain of trusted devices in response to the third network device being initiated to operate using the first service and the second service before an integrity of the chain of trusted devices is verified, wherein the initiation of the authentication of the identity of the first network device and the second network device comprises a two factor authentication by the authentication server,
receive an accumulated hash from the first network device, the accumulated hash sequentially built by cascading a hash sum through the second network device and the first network device,
compare the accumulated hash against a predetermined hash representative of cooperative operation of the first service and the second service in the third network device,
verify the integrity of the chain of trusted devices based on the comparison of the accumulated hash against the predetermined hash and by comparing monitored parameters in the third network device related to the cooperative operation of the first service and the second service with predetermined parameters of a federation of the first service and the second service, and
dynamically adjust a level of the first service and the second service according to verification of the integrity of the chain of trusted devices.

US Pat. No. 10,341,381

INHIBITING ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD-BASED EAVESDROPPING

ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC, Sunn...

1. A method comprising:for an existing security key corresponding to components associated with a plurality of locations of an electronic device, performing a plurality of instances of reconstructing the security key, wherein performing the plurality of instances of reconstructing the security key comprises, for each instance of the plurality of instances, retrieving the components of the security key from the plurality of locations of the electronic device and reconstructing the security key in each of the instances of the plurality of instances from the retrieved components; and
inhibiting electromagnetic field-based eavesdropping from being used to reveal the security key, wherein the inhibiting comprises:
varying a protocol used to retrieve the components among the instances.

US Pat. No. 10,341,306

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR APPLICATION IDENTIFICATION

DIVX, LLC, San Diego, CA...

1. A method for granting access to a software library on a user device using a session token, the method comprising:receiving a request for access to a software library on a user device, where the request for access includes a session token, provisioning data and the name of the software library;
where the session token is associated with the software library, is encrypted using information specific to the software library, grants access to the software library when authenticated, and denies access to the software library when not authenticated;
negotiating a session token key with the software library using the user device; and
encrypting the session token with the session token key;
decrypting the session token using the information specific to the software library;
authenticating the decrypted session token;
granting access to the software library when the decrypted session token is authenticated; and
denying access to the software library when the decrypted session token is not authenticated;
receiving at least a portion of an encoded bitstream containing media content;
decoding the at least a portion of an encoded bitstream to access the media content using the user device; and
playing back the accessed media content by the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,273

COORDINATION OF DATA RECEIVED FROM ONE OR MORE SOURCES OVER ONE OR MORE CHANNELS INTO A SINGLE CONTEXT

III HOLDINGS 2, LLC, Wil...

1. A method for electronically coordinating data from one or more sources, the method comprising:receiving, at a coordination manager via a network from a user device, a user's spoken request for information, the spoken request for information comprising parts of complete data to form a complete request;
identifying, by the coordination manager, whether the received data is partial data or complete data to form the complete request;
responsive to identifying that the received data is complete data, transmitting the received data to an application server; and
responsive to identifying that the received data is partial data:
storing the received data that is identified as partial data;
detecting a data state that indicates a need for a request for data associated with the parts of complete data received in the spoken request;
initiating, by the coordination manager, based on the detected data state, the request for data associated with the parts of complete data received in the spoken request;
receiving by the coordination manager, the requested data associated with the parts of complete data received in the spoken request; and
compiling, by the coordination manager, the stored partial data and the data associated with the parts of complete data received in the spoken request to form the complete request.

US Pat. No. 10,341,260

EARLY QUEUEING NETWORK DEVICE

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A network device comprising:circuitry configured to
receive, via a network, at least a portion of one of a plurality of data packets;
initiate enqueuing of the at least the first portion of the one of the data packets prior to receipt by the network device of an entirety of the one of the data packets;
store linking information for the one of the data packets, the linking information being sequence information related to the plurality of data packets;
drop the one of the data packets; and
update the linking information by linking a first data packet indicated in the linking information as sequentially following the one of the data packets being dropped with a second data packet indicated in the linking information as sequentially preceding the one of the data packets being dropped.

US Pat. No. 10,341,226

INTEGRATED HETEROGENEOUS SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORK

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A switch, comprising:a port partitioned into a first partition for a software-defined data flow and a second partition for a regular data flow;
flow management circuitry configured to:
examine an identifier included in a header of a frame, the frame being received via the port;
determine, based on the identifier, whether the frame belongs to the software-defined data flow or to the regular data flow;
allocate the frame to the first partition in response to the frame belonging to the software-defined data flow; and
allocate the frame to the second partition in response to the frame belonging to the regular data flow; and
forwarding circuitry configured to:
in response to the frame being allocated to the first partition, determine a first output port for the frame based on a flow definition in a local flow table and forward the frame via the first output port; and
in response to the frame being allocated to the second partition, determine a second output port for the frame based on a forwarding entry in a local forwarding table and forward the frame via the second output port.

US Pat. No. 10,341,218

FORWARDING INFORMATION BASE ENTRY PRIORITY

Arista Networks, Inc., S...

6. A method of programming a data plane forwarding information base (FIB), comprising:obtaining, by a FIB entry optimizer in a control plane executing on circuitry of a network processor, a change to a priority of an entry of a control plane FIB;
making a first determination, by the FIB entry optimizer, that the entry of the control plane FIB is in the data plane FIB;
identifying, by the FIB entry optimizer, a highest priority of any entry of the control plane FIB that is not in the data plane FIB;
making a second determination, by the FIB entry optimizer, that the change to the priority of the entry of the control plane FIB changed the priority to a value lower than the highest priority;
unloading, by the FIB entry optimizer, the entry of the control plane FIB from the data plane FIB; and
loading, by the FIB entry optimizer, the entry of the control plane FIB having the highest priority of any entry of the control plane FIB that is not in the data plane FIB.

US Pat. No. 10,341,211

COMMAND RESPONSE AND COMPLETION DETERMINATION

Brocade Communications Sy...

1. An apparatus comprising:a network port configured to receive a mirror operational command frame and a mirror return command frame associated with the mirror operational command frame from a monitored switch, wherein the mirror operational command frame includes a first timestamp indicative of a time associated with receiving an operational command frame at the monitored switch and a copy of at least a portion of the operational command frame, and wherein the mirror return command frame includes a second timestamp indicative of a time associated with receiving a return command frame at the monitored switch and a copy of at least a portion of the return command frame; and
at least one programmable control device coupled to the network port and configured to:
extract the first timestamp from the mirror operational command frame and the second timestamp from the mirror return command frame; and
determine a time to complete a relevant command operation as being from the first timestamp to the second timestamp, wherein the relevant command operation is associated with a flow within a network.

US Pat. No. 10,341,206

NETWORK PACKET DE-DUPLICATION

ExtraHop Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method for monitoring network traffic over a network, wherein one or more processors in one or more network monitoring computers (NMCs) execute instructions to perform actions, comprising:employ a monitoring engine to perform further actions, including:
monitoring one or more flows of network packets based on one or more network packets;
determining an observation port that is providing the network packets based on one or more characteristics of the network packets and one or more characteristics of the observation port;
determining one or more primary network packets that are provided by an authoritative observation port based on the observation port that provided the network packets, wherein the one or more primary network packets are provided to an analysis engine;
discarding a remainder of the network packets that are associated with non-authoritative observation ports; and
employing the analysis engine to analyze the one or more primary network packets.

US Pat. No. 10,341,185

DYNAMIC SERVICE INSERTION

ARISTA NETWORKS, INC., S...

1. A network system comprising:a set of network elements to interconnect a set of host devices, the set of network elements having a physical topology defined by a set of physical links between network elements in the set of network elements; and
a network management device including a network management module to monitor and configure the set of network elements, the network management module, in response to detecting a network service device coupled to one of the set of network elements, to configure the set of network elements to enable dynamic insertion of a network service device into the network to logically couple to one or more host devices in the set of host devices to the network service device independently of a location of the one or more host devices and the network service device within the physical topology, the network management device is to configure the set of network elements in a logical topology that differs from the physical topology, the logical topology to direct data flow of network traffic to the network service device independently of the physical topology of the set of network elements, and the network management module is to further configure the logical topology of the network elements using one or more virtual local area networks (VLANs), the network service device is assigned a dedicated service VLAN and the network elements are to re-direct network data to the network service device via translation of network data using a tunnel VLAN to the dedicated service VLAN.

US Pat. No. 10,341,139

METHOD OF REMOTE MONITORING AND REMOTE CONTROL OF A CLUSTER USING A COMMUNICATION NETWORK OF INFINIBAND TYPE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM IMPLEMENTING THIS METHOD

BULL SAS, Les Clayes sou...

1. A method of remote monitoring and remote control of a cluster comprising a plurality of nodes connected to a communication network of InfiniBand type, a relay node of said plurality of nodes comprising a first network interface compliant with said InfiniBand type communication network and a second network interface compliant with a communication network of Ethernet type, said relay node being linked to a remote computer by said communication network of Ethernet type, the method comprising:receiving, by the relay node, at least one monitoring data packet via said first network interface;
encapsulating, by the relay node, said at least one monitoring received data packet in at least one monitoring data frame in accordance with a protocol of said communication network of Ethernet type;
sending, by the relay node, said at least one monitoring data frame to said remote computer via said second network interface, wherein the remote computer implements a monitoring and control module and a relay module configured to transmit data received from the relay node to the monitoring and control module, so that the relay module is configured to deceive the monitoring and control module which acts as if it was implemented in a device directly linked to the InfiniBand type communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,341,103

DATA ANALYTICS ON ENCRYPTED DATA ELEMENTS

ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC, Sunn...

1. A system comprising:a first data system including a first processor and a first non-transitory machine readable storage medium that comprise instructions executable by the first processor to:
store a first data element identified based on a parameter; and
apply, by a first encryption module, a first encryption protocol with a first private key to the first data element to encrypt the first data element;
a second data system including a second processor and a second non-transitory machine readable storage medium that comprise instructions executable by the second processor to:
store a plurality of second data elements identified based on the parameter; and
apply, by a second encryption module, a plurality of second encryption protocols with a second private key to the plurality of second data elements to encrypt the plurality of second data elements;
the first encryption module and the second encryption module communicatively linked to one another, to:
provide the first encrypted data element to the second encryption module;
provide the plurality of encrypted second data elements to the first encryption module;
apply the first encryption protocol to the plurality of encrypted second data elements by the first encryption module to generate a plurality of modified encrypted second data elements; and
apply the plurality of second encryption protocols to the encrypted first data element by the second encryption to generate a plurality of modified encrypted first data elements; and
a data analytics system to:
map the plurality of modified encrypted second data elements and the plurality of modified encrypted first data elements encrypted data elements to an analytics space;
perform data analytics based on the mapped data elements, wherein to perform data analytics, the data analytics system identifies at least one of trends or correlations based on the parameter, indicative of similarities between the first data element and second data elements in the analytics space; and
distribute, via a computing device, results of the data analytics to an information retrieval system in response to a request from the information retrieval system.

US Pat. No. 10,341,074

CONTROL SIGNALING IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a base station to a wireless device, at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells comprising a plurality of secondary cells, wherein the configuration parameters comprise:
a deactivation timer value for a plurality of deactivation timers of the plurality of secondary cells; and
at least one parameter indicating that a group of cells comprises a first plurality of secondary cells of the plurality of secondary cells;
transmitting a scheduling grant for transmission of one or more packets via the group of cells comprising the first plurality of secondary cells; and
restarting a first plurality of deactivation timers corresponding to the first plurality of secondary cells in response to transmitting the scheduling grant.

US Pat. No. 10,341,069

SUB-CARRIER OR TONE PLAN AND DESIGN WITHIN OFDM/OFDMA WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a communication interface; and
processing circuitry that is coupled to the communication interface, wherein the communication interface and the processing circuitry are configured to:
receive a signal from another wireless communication device, wherein the signal includes information specifying a resource unit (RU) selected from an OFDMA sub-carrier plan by the another wireless communication device, and wherein the OFDMA sub-carrier plan is characterized by:
a first OFDMA sub-carrier sub-plan, wherein the first OFDMA sub-carrier sub-plan includes a first plurality of RUs of a first sub-carrier size, wherein the first OFDMA sub-carrier sub-plan further includes a first plurality of null sub-carriers, and wherein the first plurality of null sub-carriers are devoid of information and are distributed across a plurality of OFDMA sub-carriers; and
a second OFDMA sub-carrier sub-plan, wherein the second OFDMA sub-carrier sub-plan includes a second plurality of RUs of a second sub-carrier size, wherein the second sub-carrier size is greater than the first sub-carrier size, wherein the second OFDMA sub-carrier sub-plan further includes a second plurality of null sub-carriers, wherein the second OFDMA sub-carrier sub-plan are devoid of information and are distributed across the plurality of OFDMA sub-carriers, and wherein the second plurality of null sub-carriers are located in common locations as the first plurality of null sub-carriers within the plurality of OFDMA sub-carriers;
process the signal to interpret the information that specifies the RU selected from the OFDMA sub-carrier plan by the another wireless communication device to identify the RU; and
support communications with the another wireless communication device using the RU selected from the OFDMA sub-carrier plan by the another wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,040

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A POLARIZATION IMMUNE WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING DEMULTIPLEXER

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for optical communication, the method comprising:in a transceiver having a demultiplexer and an amplitude scrambler, the amplitude scrambler comprising a plurality of phase modulation sections coupled to outputs of the amplitude scrambler via at least two waveguides with the outputs of the amplitude scrambler directly coupled to inputs of the demultiplexer:
receiving at least two modulated input optical signals at the amplitude scrambler;
configuring an average optical power in each of the at least two waveguides utilizing the amplitude scrambler; and
demultiplexing the at least two modulated optical signals utilizing the demultiplexer.

US Pat. No. 10,341,034

DYNAMIC LTE SIGNAL DETECTION

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method comprising:determining, by an LTE signal detector of a wireless device, whether a received signal for a sub-frame is an LTE signal that is intended for an LTE communication in an unlicensed spectrum;
in response to determining that the received signal is an LTE signal,
determining, by the wireless device, whether to process the sub-frame based on at least one of channel state information, cell measurement, timing estimates, or frequency estimates;
in response to determining that the sub-frame is to be processed, processing, by the wireless device, the sub-frame; and
in response to determining that the sub-frame is not to be processed, dropping, by the wireless device, the sub-frame; and
in response to determining that the received signal is not an LTE signal, dropping, by the wireless device, the sub-frame.

US Pat. No. 10,341,032

HIGH-BANDWIDTH UNDERWATER DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Magseis FF LLC, Houston,...

1. A system to perform seismic exploration in an aqueous medium, comprising:an ocean bottom seismometer (OBS) unit placed on a seabed to receive seismic data;
a data conversion module of the OBS unit to convert the seismic data into an optical signal with a first format configured for optical transmission via the aqueous medium;
at least one of the OBS unit placed on the seabed and an underwater vehicle to:
establish, between the OBS unit and the underwater vehicle separated from the OBS unit by the aqueous medium, an optical link through the aqueous medium; and
determine a condition of the aqueous medium from a measurement of a characteristic of the optical link;
a controller of the OBS unit to adjust a parameter associated with the optical signal based on the characteristic of the aqueous medium;
an optical transmitter of the OBS unit placed on the seabed to transmit, via the optical link, the optical signal to an optical receiver of the underwater vehicle, the optical signal comprising the first format and the seismic data, the optical signal adjusted by the OBS unit based on the characteristic of the aqueous medium; and
the underwater vehicle to:
receive the optical signal transmitted by the optical transmitter of the OBS unit placed on the seabed via the optical link through the aqueous medium;
convert, responsive to receipt of the optical signal, the optical signal into a non-optical signal comprising a second format; and
provide the non-optical signal in the second format to a retrieval device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,021

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTOELECTRONICS TRANSCEIVERS INTEGRATED ON A CMOS CHIP

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

14. A system for processing signals, the system comprising:a CMOS chip comprising photonics devices and electronics devices, wherein said CMOS chip comprises:
one or more optical couplers on a surface of said CMOS chip and enabled to receive optical signals from one or more optical fibers;
one or more photodetectors integrated in said CMOS chip and enabled to convert said received optical signals to electrical signals;
one or more optical couplers on said surface of said CMOS chip and enabled to receive a continuous-wave (CW) optical signal from a laser source;
one or more optical modulators integrated in said CMOS chip and enabled to modulate said received CW optical signal;
one or more circuits integrated in said CMOS chip and enabled to receive electrical signals and drive said one or more optical modulators using said received electrical signals; and
one or more optical couplers integrated in said CMOS chip and enabled to communicate said modulated optical signal out of said surface of said CMOS chip into one or more optical fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,341,020

FLEXIBLE ETHERNET LOGICAL LANE AGGREGATION

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method for logical lane aggregation, the method comprising:providing data across a first set of interconnect lanes;
in response to receiving a power reduction message to enable power saving, determining that at least one interconnect lane among the first set of interconnect lanes is to be made unavailable; and
redistributing data to a second set of interconnect lanes, the second set not including the at least one interconnect lane in response to the at least one interconnect lane being unavailable.

US Pat. No. 10,341,010

MOBILITY AND POWER MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH ALTITUDE PLATFORM (HAP) COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Bridgewest Finance LLC, ...

1. A communication system comprising:a core network element that has Internet access, the core network element located on the ground;
at least one gateway (GW) communicatively coupled to the core network element, the at least one GW able to provide broadband connectivity, the at least one GW located on the ground;
a set of high altitude platforms (HAPs) communicatively coupled to the at least one GW, each HAP comprising propulsion elements, a ground terminal (GT) radio sub-system including a GT radio and a GT antenna sub-system, gateway (GW) radio sub-system including a GW radio and a GW antenna sub-system, and a HAP radio sub-system including a HAP radio and a HAP antenna sub-system, wherein at least one HAP is able to communicate with at least one GW via the gateway radio sub-system using radio frequencies, and each HAP is able to communicate with each other HAP via the HAP radio sub-system using radio frequencies; and
a set of ground terminals (GTs), wherein each GT is able to communicate with each HAP via the ground terminal radio sub-system using radio frequencies and each GT is communicatively coupled to at least one HAP from the set of HAPs,
wherein Internet connectivity is provided to each GT in the set of GTs via the core network element, the at least one GW, and at least one HAP from the set of HAPs and wherein each GT from the set of GTs is configured to:
communicate with a HAP from the set of HAPs using a serving GT beam from a plurality of GT beams formed by the HAP,
measure received signal strength (RSS) of signals received from each GT beam in a set of neighboring GT beams from the plurality of GT beams formed by the HAP, and
compare the RSS of signals received from each of the set of neighboring GT beams to measured RSS of the serving GT beam, and designate one neighboring GT beam from the set of neighboring GT beams as a candidate handoff GT beam when the RSS of the one neighboring GT beam is within a threshold of the RSS of the serving GT beam.

US Pat. No. 10,341,003

PRECODING METHOD, INFORMATION SENDING METHOD, AND APPARATUSES THEREOF

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A precoding method, wherein the method comprises:acquiring first information associated with a receiving matrix of at least one user equipment that is interfered by an interfering base station;
determining a first transmitting precoding matrix of the interfering base station according to at least the receiving matrix of the at least one user equipment to cause an interfering signal sent by the interfering base station to fall beyond a subspace of the receiving matrix of the at least one user equipment, wherein the first information comprises channel status related information between the at least one user equipment and at least one associated base station, and a second transmitting precoding matrix of the at least one base station associated with the at least one user equipment; and
determining the receiving matrix of the at least one user equipment according to at least one access base station of the at least one user equipment, the channel status related information, and the second transmitting precoding matrix of the at least one base station associated with the at least one user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,340,978

DETERMINATION OF INSTANTANEOUS IMPEDANCE OF AN AC POWER LINE USED AS A TRANSMISSION LINE

Itron Global SARL, Liber...

15. A method for determining input impedance (ZL) of an alternating current (AC) transmission line used for narrow band Power Line Communications (PLC), using a transmitted data packet having a preamble portion, the method comprising the steps of:a) determining voltage (V1) at an output of a power amplifier in an analog-front-end (AFE) of the AC transmission line, during transmission of the preamble portion of the data packet;
b) determining voltage (V2) at an output of a passive component at the output of the power amplifier in the AFE of the AC transmission line, during transmission of the preamble portion of the data packet;
c) using a difference between the voltages (V1, V2) determined at a) and b), and an impedance (ZREF) of the passive component, to determine current during transmission of the preamble portion of the data packet;
d) storing the voltage (V1) determined at a) and the current determined at c) in memory;
e) calculating total impedance (Zt) from the stored voltage (V1) determined at a) and the stored current determined at c), the total impedance (Zt) including the input impedance (ZL) of the AC transmission line and AFE impedance (ZAFE); and
f) determining the input impedance (ZL) of the AC transmission line from the total impedance (Zt).

US Pat. No. 10,340,974

WIRELESS TERMINAL AND DATA RECEIVING AND TRANSMITTING METHODS THEREOF

HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUN...

1. A wireless terminal, comprising:a central processing unit;
an RF transceiver;
an uplink band transmitting end;
an uplink band receiving end;
a downlink band receiving end;
a shift switch;
a duplexer; and
an antenna,
wherein:
the central processing unit is connected with a control end of the shift switch,
the antenna is connected with a movable contact of the shift switch through the duplexer,
a first fixed contact of the shift switch is connected with the central processing unit through the uplink band transmitting end and the RF transceiver successively,
a second fixed contact of the shift switch is connected with the central processing unit through the uplink band receiving end and the RF transceiver successively,
the antenna is connected with the central processing unit through the duplexer, the downlink band receiving end and the RF transceiver successively; and
wherein the wireless terminal is configured to receive data via a downlink band and via an uplink band, wherein an uplink receipt spectrum of the uplink band and a downlink band receipt spectrum of the downlink band are aggregated, and wherein a downlink data receiving duration of the uplink band is distributed based on an amount of data transmitted by the wireless terminal using time division multiplexing, such that when the wireless terminal receives data:
the antenna receives a receipt signal comprising a first receipt signal from the uplink band and a second receipt signal from the downlink band,
the duplexer receives, from the antenna, the receipt signal including the first receipt signal from the uplink band and the second receipt signal from the downlink band, separates the receipt signal into a separated first receipt signal and a separated second receipt signal, and passes the separated second receipt signal through the downlink band receiving end and the RF transceiver to enter the central processing unit for processing,
the central processing unit controls the control end of the shift switch to connect the movable contact with the second fixed contact so that the duplexer passes the separated first receipt signal through the movable contact, the second fixed contact, the uplink band receiving end and the RF transceiver to enter the central processing unit for processing, and
the central processing unit aggregates data received in the separated first receipt signal and the separated second receipt signal.

US Pat. No. 10,340,957

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MONITORING OPTICAL SIGNALS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method of monitoring a signal source, the method comprising:receiving an analog signal from the signal source;
converting the analog signal into a digital signal having a frequency that is representative of an amplitude of the analog signal;
adaptively controlling an edge speed of the digital signal based on the analog signal; and
monitoring at least one parameter of the analog signal by counting features of the digital signal or time-measuring a distance between the features of the digital signal.

US Pat. No. 10,340,924

PHASE-LOCKED CIRCUIT WITH AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION FUNCTION AND AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION METHOD THEREOF

ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORA...

1. A digital phase-locked loop with an automatic calibration function comprising:a frequency and phase locked circuit configured to receive a calibration control signal from an external electronic device and output a corresponding initial control signal, wherein the frequency and phase locked circuit is configured to track a calibrated initial frequency and an initial phase of an initial calibration signal, and lock the calibrated initial frequency and the initial phase when the calibrated initial frequency falls within a locked calibration frequency range and the initial phase falls within a locked phase range, the frequency and phase locked circuit is configured to lock a divided frequency and a divided phase of a divided signal when determining that the divided frequency falls within a locked frequency range and the divided phase falls within the locked phase range;
a calibration circuit connected to the frequency and phase locked circuit, the calibration circuit being configured to store an allowable calibration error range, and calibrate the initial frequency to generate the calibrated initial frequency and output the initial calibration signal having the calibrated initial frequency when determining that an initial frequency of the initial control signal does not fall within the allowable calibration error range;
an oscillator circuit connected to the calibration circuit and the frequency and phase locked circuit, the oscillator circuit being configured to output an oscillator signal according to the initial calibration signal and the initial control signal;
a divider connected to the oscillator circuit and configured to receive a divisor instructing signal indicating a preset divisor value from an external electronic device, the divider being further configured to divide an oscillation frequency of the oscillator signal by the preset divisor value to generate the divided signal, the preset divisor value being associated with a ratio of a reference frequency and the oscillating frequency; and
a frequency and phase detector connected to the divider, the frequency and phase detector being configured to detect a frequency difference between the divided frequency and the reference frequency and a phase difference between the divided phase and a reference phase, and being configured to output the frequency difference and the phase difference to the frequency and phase locked circuit as a basis for determining that the divided frequency falls within the locked frequency range and the divided phase falls within the locked phase range.

US Pat. No. 10,340,914

POWER CONVERTING DEVICE AND METHOD

ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORA...

1. A power converting device, applicable to an electronic element, the electronic device respectively outputs a normal operation signal and a low power signal in a normal operation mode and a low power mode, and the power converting device comprising:a filter circuit including an inductor and a capacitor, wherein two ends of the capacitor are respectively coupled to one end of the inductor and grounded; and
a load detecting circuit, including:
a zero-crossing comparison circuit having a first input terminal and a second input terminal respectively coupled to another end of the inductor and a ground terminal, wherein when the zero-crossing compares that an inductor current flowing through the inductor is equal to a zero current, outputs a zero-crossing signal;
a counting circuit coupled to the electronic element and the zero-crossing comparison circuit, wherein when the counting circuit receives the low power signal and the zero-crossing signal, the counting circuit starts to count at a first time point when the inductor current equals to the zero current, and stops to count until the inductor current equals to the zero current again at a second time point, and counts a time interval between the first and second time points; and
a logic circuit coupled to the counting circuit, wherein the logic circuit stores a first time threshold and a second time threshold, outputs a first frequency selection signal when the logic circuit compares that the time interval is larger than the first time threshold, outputs a second frequency selection signal when the logic circuit compares that the time interval is smaller than the first time threshold, and outputs the first frequency selection signal and a pulse-skipping mode signal when the logic circuit compares the time interval is smaller than the second time threshold;
an oscillation circuit coupled to the logic circuit, wherein the oscillation circuit outputs a first oscillating signal and a second oscillating signal, and wherein a second oscillating frequency of the second oscillating signal is smaller than a first oscillating frequency of the first oscillating signal; and
a control circuit coupled to the logic circuit, the oscillation circuit and the another end of the inductor, wherein when the logic circuit outputs the first frequency selection signal, the control circuit transmits the first oscillating signal from the oscillation circuit to the filter circuit, when the logic circuit outputs the second frequency selection signal, the control circuit transmits the second oscillating signal from the oscillation circuit to the filter circuit, and when the control circuit receives the pulse-skipping mode signal, the control circuit modulates the first oscillating signal from the oscillation circuit as a pulse-skipping signal to output to the filter circuit, and operates in a pulse-skipping mode.

US Pat. No. 10,340,912

POWER ON RESET CIRCUIT

CSMC Technologies FAB2 Co...

1. A power on reset circuit, comprising:a threshold level control circuit configured to set threshold level values during power on reset and power off reset operations;
a capacitor charge and discharge circuit connected to the threshold level control circuit and configured to output a power on reset signal according to the threshold level values set by the threshold level control circuit; and
a current bias circuit configured to provide a reference current not varying with a power supply coupled to the threshold level control circuit and the capacitor charge and discharge circuit, the current bias circuit comprising:
a first reference current output terminal connected to the threshold level control circuit;
a second reference current output terminal connected to the capacitor charge and discharge circuit; and
a third reference current output terminal connected to the capacitor charge and discharge circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,340,902

MULTIPLYING DELAY LOCKED LOOPS WITH COMPENSATION FOR REALIGNMENT ERROR

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. A multiplying delay locked loop (MDLL) with compensation for realignment error, the MDLL comprising:a multiplexed oscillator configured to generate an oscillator signal;
a control circuit configured to selectively inject a reference clock signal into the multiplexed oscillator to provide phase realignment; and
an integrate and subtract circuit configured to compensate for a realignment error of the multiplexed oscillator based on determining a difference between a first integral of the oscillator signal and a second integral of the oscillator signal.

US Pat. No. 10,340,885

BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICES WITH TEMPERATURE-COMPENSATING NIOBIUM ALLOY ELECTRODES

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator, comprising:a first electrode of a first electrode material, the first electrode having a first electrode thickness;
a second electrode of a second electrode material, the second electrode having a second electrode thickness; and
a piezoelectric layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, the piezoelectric layer comprising a piezoelectric material doped with at least one rare earth element, and having a piezoelectric layer thickness; in which:
the BAW resonator has a resonant frequency dependent at least in part on the first electrode thickness, the first electrode material, the second electrode thickness, the second electrode material, the piezoelectric layer thickness, and the piezoelectric material, the resonant frequency having a temperature coefficient; and
at least one of the first electrode material and the second electrode material is a niobium alloy that, relative to molybdenum as the respective at least one of the first electrode material and the second electrode material, reduces the temperature coefficient of the resonant frequency of the BAW resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,340,808

REDUNDANT POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS

ACBEL POLYTECH INC., New...

1. A redundant power supply apparatus, comprising:at least two power inlets, each power inlet connected to an alternating current (AC) power source;
at least two power supply units, each power supply unit having an input side and the at least two power supply units having a common output side, each input side connected to the power inlet, each power supply unit configured to convert the AC power source into a direct-current (DC) power source; and
a common component connected at the common output side and configured to receive the DC power sources; wherein
the common component is a secondary-side core of a transformer; wherein
each power supply unit comprises a DC/DC converter having an input side and an output side; the input side of the DC/DC converter is coupled to a primary-side core of the transformer, and the output side of the DC/DC converter is commonly coupled to the secondary-side core of the transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,340,787

POWER FACTOR CORRECTION STAGE CONTROL DURING START-UP FOR EFFICIENT USE OF A NEGATIVE TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT THERMISTOR

Astec International Limit...

1. A power factor correction (PFC) stage of a power supply unit, the PFC stage comprising:a PFC circuit including a rectifier circuit for connection to an input power source, a PFC controller circuit connected to the rectifier circuit and including a PFC switch, a current sensor connected to the PFC switch of the PFC controller circuit, at least one high frequency bypass capacitor connected between the PFC controller circuit and the rectifier circuit, and at least one bulk storage capacitor connected between the PFC controller circuit and an output of the PFC stage; and
a negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistor connected in series with the PFC switch of the PFC controller circuit and the current sensor to limit an in-rush current in the PFC circuit, and
wherein, during a start-up of the power supply unit, the PFC controller circuit is configured to turn-on the PFC switch continuously to allow a current through the NTC thermistor to increase and a resistance of the NTC thermistor to decrease, and turn-off the PFC switch after the current through the NTC thermistor is sensed as being equal to or greater than a preset value based on the resistance of the NTC thermistor.

US Pat. No. 10,340,776

ACCELERATION METHOD FOR V/F CONTROLLED INDUCTION MOTOR IN FLUX-WEAKENING REGION

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. An acceleration method for a V/f controlled induction motor in a flux-weakening region comprising:acquiring a no-load magnetizing current Im of the V/f controlled induction motor at a current stator frequency;
selecting a smaller one of 0.5·Im(1/?+1) and (Im2+?)/(Im+?Im) as a magnetizing current set point, in which ? is an estimated total leakage inductance coefficient;
acquiring an error signal by subtracting a magnetizing current of the V/f controlled induction motor from the magnetizing current set point, wherein the error signal is provided as a controlling variable of negative feedback; and
determining a stator frequency for a next control period according to the error signal.

US Pat. No. 10,340,752

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR GUIDANCE AND ALIGNMENT IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES WIRELESS INDUCTIVE CHARGING SYSTEMS

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. An apparatus for determining a relative position of a wireless power transmitter from a wireless power receiver, comprising:a plurality of sense coils, each configured to generate a respective voltage signal under influence of at least a first alternating magnetic field oscillating at two frequencies concurrently and a second alternating magnetic field oscillating at at least one frequency concurrently with the first alternating magnetic field; and
a processor configured to determine the relative position of the wireless power transmitter from the wireless power receiver based on the respective voltage signal from each of the plurality of sense coils, wherein the voltage signal generated by each of the plurality of sense coils comprises at least:
a first portion caused by the first alternating magnetic field oscillating at a first of the two frequencies,
a second portion caused by the first alternating magnetic field oscillating at a second of the two frequencies, and
a third portion caused by the second alternating magnetic field oscillating at the at least one frequency, and
wherein the processor is configured to estimate a relative phase angle between the first portion and the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,340,745

WIRELESS POWER SOURCES AND DEVICES

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A wireless power system module, comprising:a first inductive element configured to generate or receive an oscillating magnetic field;
a first capacitive element connected in series with a first terminal of the first inductive element;
a second capacitive element connected in series with a second terminal of the first inductive element;
a third capacitive element connected in parallel with the first and second capacitive elements and the first inductive element; and
a first reactance element connected in series with the first capacitive element,
wherein during operation, the first inductive element is configured to wirelessly transfer or receive power via the oscillating magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 10,340,733

3-WIRE TRANSFORMER-FREE UPS SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROL TO REDUCE COMMON MODE CURRENT

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

2. A double conversion three-wire uninterruptible power supply system, comprising:a rectifier coupled to a rectifier power source without a common mode choke in series between the rectifier and the rectifier power source, the rectifier having an output coupled to an input of an inverter;
a bypass switch coupled to a bypass power source that is different than the rectifier power source; and
a control module that controls the rectifier, bypass switch and inverter, the control module configured to control the inverter with a pulse width modulation control that does not have common mode injection when the inverter is paralleled with the bypass power source and with a pulse width modulation control that has common mode injection when the inverter is not paralleled with bypass power source.

US Pat. No. 10,340,685

INPUT REDUNDANT CIRCUIT

Astec International Limit...

1. An input redundant circuit, comprising:a core power supply including a boosting circuit;
a first input port for receiving a first input voltage;
a second input port for receiving a second input voltage;
a relay unit connected to the first input port and the second input port to selectively connect and disconnect the first input voltage and the second input voltage to the core power supply, the core power supply configured to inhibit an input current to the boosting circuit and switch the relay after inhibiting the input current to the boosting circuit; and
a surge current limiting circuit coupled to the core power supply and configured to limit a surge current generated when the relay unit is switched between the first input voltage and the second input voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,340,675

WATERTIGHT ELECTRICAL COMPARTMENT FOR USE IN IRRIGATION DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A method of sealing a watertight electrical compartment of an irrigation device, comprising:providing an electrical compartment body, the electrical compartment body comprising a chamber with an open end, threads, and a sealing section, the sealing section located closer to the open end of the chamber than the threads;
mounting at least one sealing ring into at least one groove, the at least one groove located on the sealing section or on an inner wall of a cap, the cap having an open end and a closed end;
sliding the open end of the cap over the sealing section, the cap having an internal diameter configured to have a sliding fit with the sealing section, wherein the at least one sealing ring seals a space between the sealing section and the inner wall of the cap;
sliding a cap retainer having first and second ends over at least a portion of the cap so that the at least a portion of the cap passes through the first end of the cap retainer, the cap retainer having a stopper on the second end for retaining the cap, the cap retainer further having threads; and
turning the cap retainer relative to the electrical compartment body so that the threads of the cap retainer mate with the threads of the electrical compartment body to keep the cap in a sealed position.

US Pat. No. 10,340,673

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

BenQ Corporation, Taipei...

1. An electronic device comprising:a support frame comprising a frame body and a first cable management unit, the frame body having a cable management recess and a cable management hole, the cable management recess communicating with the cable management hole, the first cable management unit being connected to the frame body and rotatably located in the cable management recess, wherein the support frame further comprises a retainer, the first cable management unit has an indentation, and the retainer engages with the indentation, such that the first cable management unit is rotatable;
an electronic unit disposed on the frame body; and
a cable having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, the first end being connected to the electronic unit, the second end passing through the cable management hole to enter the cable management recess, the first cable management unit limiting the cable in the cable management recess, the first cable management unit rotating along with the cable when the cable is pulled to move.

US Pat. No. 10,340,456

VAPOR DEPOSITION METHOD WITH ELECTROMAGNETS GENERATING MAGNETIC FIELD IN REVERSE ORIENTATION

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A vapor deposition method comprising the steps of:superposing an electromagnet, a substrate for vapor deposition and a vapor deposition mask comprising a magnetic material on each other, and further attracting the substrate for vapor deposition and the vapor deposition mask to the electromagnet by supplying current to the electromagnet from a power supply circuit; and
vapor-depositing a vapor deposition material on the substrate for vapor deposition by evaporating the vapor deposition material from a vapor deposition source placed distant from the vapor deposition mask,
wherein the electromagnet comprises a first electromagnet for generating a magnetic field in a first orientation, and a second electromagnet for generating a magnetic field in a reverse orientation to the first orientation,
wherein the second electromagnet is turned off after the current is supplied to the first and second electromagnets at the same time.

US Pat. No. 10,340,432

LED PACKAGE WITH INTEGRATED FEATURES FOR GAS OR LIQUID COOLING

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A device, comprising:a metallic substrate defining a plurality of openings, the openings having a first area, the openings forming:
one or more heat dissipating elements having a second area;
a plurality of sites on a surface of the one or more heat dissipating elements, each site being configured to receive a light emitting element; and
a plurality of conductor elements having a third area, the conductor elements being physically separated from the one or more heat dissipating elements by the openings, the conductor elements being configured to enable electrical connections to the light emitting elements, the conductor elements being electrically isolated from the one or more heat dissipating elements, the second area comprising greater than 50% of a total area of the metallic substrate comprising the first, the second, and the third areas.

US Pat. No. 10,340,427

QUANTUM DOTS WITH INORGANIC LIGANDS IN AN INORGANIC MATRIX

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A method comprising:providing luminescent quantum dots with an inorganic capping agent in a starting liquid;
precipitating in a co-precipitation process an inorganic salt comprising precipitated material from the starting liquid, the precipitated material comprising said quantum dots hosted by the co-precipitated inorganic salt; and
separating in a separation process the precipitated material from the starting liquid to thereby provide a luminescent material.

US Pat. No. 10,340,409

COMPENSATED PHOTONIC DEVICE STRUCTURE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

SIFOTONICS TECHNOLOGIES C...

1. A photonic device, comprising:a silicon-based substrate;
a second contact layer heavily doped with second-type dopants and disposed on the substrate;
a Ge absorption layer disposed on the second contact layer;
a first contact layer heavily doped with first-type dopants and disposed on the Ge absorption layer;
one or more anti-reflection layers disposed on the first contact layer; and
a compensation region formed at an interface region between the second contact layer and the Ge absorption layer, the compensation region doped with compensation dopants such that a first carrier concentration around the interface region between the second contact layer and the Ge absorption layer is reduced and a second carrier concentration in a bulk region of the Ge absorption layer is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,340,310

SOURCE SENSITIVE OPTIC WITH RECONFIGURABLE CHIP-ON-BOARD LIGHT EMITTING DIODE ARRAY

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A lighting fixture, comprising:a chip-on-board (CoB) light emitting diode (LED) array having an LED configuration selected from a plurality of LED configurations; and
an optic comprising a plurality of surface shapes, the optic providing different beam profiles and radiation patterns based on the plurality of surface shapes and the LED configuration selected from the plurality of LED configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,340,216

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE THEREOF

CHIPBOND TECHNOLOGY CORPO...

1. A circuit substrate comprising:a carrier having a surface;
a plurality of first leads formed on the surface, each of the first leads has a first upper wide portion, a first narrow portion, a first lower wide portion, an internal extending portion and a first lead section which are connected sequentially, wherein the first upper wide portion, the first narrow portion, the first lower wide portion and the internal extending portion are located in a first bonding area for bonding a chip; and
a plurality of second leads formed on the surface, the first and second leads are aligned alternately along a transverse direction, each of the second leads has an external extending portion, a second upper wide portion, a second narrow portion, a second lower wide portion and a second lead section which are connected sequentially, wherein the external extending portion, the second upper wide portion, the second narrow portion and the second lower wide portion are located in a second bonding area for bonding the chip;
wherein the first upper wide portion and the first lower wide portion are wider than the first narrow portion and the internal extending portion along the transverse direction such that a first upper notch facing toward the second upper wide portion and a first lower notch facing toward the second lower wide portion are formed in the first bonding area of each of the first leads;
wherein the second upper wide portion and the second lower wide portion are wider than the external extending portion and the second narrow portion along the transverse direction such that a second upper notch facing toward the first upper wide portion and a second lower notch facing toward the first lower wide portion are formed in the second bonding area of each of the second leads.

US Pat. No. 10,340,202

THERMALLY ENHANCED SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE HAVING FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS WITH BACK-GATE FEATURE

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first buried oxide (BOX) layer;
a non-silicon thermal conductive component, wherein the first BOX layer resides over the non-silicon thermal conductive component;
a first epitaxial layer over the first BOX layer;
a second BOX layer over the first epitaxial layer;
a second epitaxial layer over the second BOX layer and having a source, a drain, and a channel between the source and the drain;
a gate dielectric aligned over the channel; and
a front-gate structure over the gate dielectric, wherein
a back-gate structure is formed in the first epitaxial layer and has a back-gate region aligned below the channel; and
a field effect transistor (FET) is formed by the front-gate structure, the source, the drain, the channel, and the back-gate structure.

US Pat. No. 10,340,170

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GROOVING WAFERS

ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE ...

1. A wafer grooving apparatus for forming an elongate recess in a semiconductor wafer surface, the apparatus comprising:a wafer table for receiving and holding a semiconductor wafer;
a radiation device for generating a radiation beam;
a beam directing device for directing the radiation beam to a top surface of the wafer so as to create a beam spot where the radiation beam ablates wafer material on the wafer surface to form a recess;
a wafer table displacement drive for effecting a mutual displacement between the radiation beam and the wafer surface in a radiation beam displacement direction;
a recess profile measuring device arranged at a predetermined distance behind the beam directing device in the radiation beam displacement direction effected by the wafer table displacement drive for measuring a depth profile of the recess that has been formed by the radiation beam,
wherein the recess profile measuring device comprises at least one real-time depth measuring device configured and positioned relative to the beam directing device to coincide with the recess in the radiation beam displacement direction to measure a vertical distance to a single measuring spot in the recess while the recess is being formed, and
wherein the recess profile measuring device comprises a plurality of real-time depth measuring devices,
wherein each real-time depth measuring device is configured to measure a vertical distance to a respective single measuring spot on the wafer surface.

US Pat. No. 10,340,138

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH A WIRE ELEMENT EXTENDING FROM AN ELECTROCONDUCTIVE LAYER COMPRISING ZIRCONIUM CARBIDE OR HAFNIUM CARBIDE

ALEDIA, Grenoble (FR)

1. An electronic device comprising:a substrate made of silicon,
at least one semiconductor wire element formed by a nitride of a group III material, and
an electroconductive layer interposed between the substrate and the at least one semiconductor wire element,
wherein the electroconductive layer is formed directly on the substrate,
wherein the at least one semiconductor wire element extends from the electroconductive layer, and
wherein the electroconductive layer comprises a carbide of zirconium or a carbide of hafnium.

US Pat. No. 10,340,078

COIL TOPOLOGIES FOR INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A magnetic flux device for wireless power transfer configured to transmit or receive magnetic flux to or from a space beyond the magnetic flux device, the magnetic flux device comprising:at least a first electrically conductive coil and a second electrically conductive coil, the first coil having a first section and a second section and the second coil having a third section and a fourth section, the first section substantially coplanar with the third section and the second section substantially coplanar with the fourth section;
a magnetically permeable material having:
a first side having a first length, a first width and a first center, and
a second side, substantially parallel to the first side, having a second length, a second width, and a second center; and
an electrically conductive material having a first side substantially parallel to the second side of the magnetically permeable material;
the first section and the third section disposed on the first side of the magnetically permeable material, the second section and the fourth section disposed on the second side of the magnetically permeable material between the magnetically permeable material and the electrically conductive material, the first section and the third section positioned closer to the first center than the second section and the fourth section are positioned to the second center, the first section and the second section non-overlapping and connected to bound a first region, the third section and the fourth section non-overlapping and connected to bound a second region substantially coplanar with the first region, the first section positioned closer to the third section than to the second section, and the third section positioned closer to the first section than to the fourth section.

US Pat. No. 10,340,048

PASSIVE SAFETY SYSTEM FOR REMOVING DECAY HEAT AND METHOD OF PASSIVELY INCREASING A COOLANT FLOW USING THE SAME

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

1. A passive safety system for removing heat from a nuclear power system, comprising:a shroud structure including a body portion and an upper portion, the upper portion including an outlet opening;
a steam generator within the body portion of the shroud structure, an inner surface of the body portion of the shroud structure and an outer surface of the steam generator defining a coolant passage therebetween, the coolant passage being in fluidic communication with the outlet opening;
a thermoelectric device disposed in the coolant passage and in thermal contact with the steam generator, the thermoelectric device configured to generate a voltage based on a temperature difference between opposite parts of the thermoelectric device, the thermoelectric device being a sheet-like article having a heat absorption side and an opposing heat rejection side, the heat absorption side facing the outer surface of the steam generator, the heat rejection side facing the inner surface of the shroud structure; and
a fan arrangement disposed above the steam generator and in electrical connection with the thermoelectric device, the fan arrangement configured to increase a coolant flow through the coolant passage to the outlet opening based on the voltage from the thermoelectric device.

US Pat. No. 10,339,952

APPARATUSES AND SYSTEMS FOR ACOUSTIC CHANNEL AUTO-BALANCING DURING MULTI-CHANNEL SIGNAL EXTRACTION

KOPIN CORPORATION, Westb...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium containing executable computer program instructions, which when executed by an acoustic signal processing system, cause the acoustic signal processing system to perform a process comprising: calculating a long-term power level of a main acoustic signal to obtain an averaged main acoustic signal, wherein segments of the main acoustic signal are excluded from the averaged main acoustic signal using a desired voice activity detection signal; calculating a long-term power level of a reference acoustic signal to obtain an averaged reference acoustic signal wherein segments of the reference acoustic signal are excluded from the averaged reference acoustic signal using the desired voice activity detection signal; and creating an amplitude correction signal using the averaged main acoustic signal and the averaged reference acoustic signal, wherein the amplitude correction signal is used, to adjust either the main acoustic signal or the reference acoustic signal to automatically balance acoustic channel sensitivity.

US Pat. No. 10,339,897

DISPLAY LATENCY CALIBRATION FOR ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (OLED) DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A system comprising:a display having a plurality of illumination elements; and
a controller configured to:
obtain, for at least one illumination element of the plurality of illumination elements, information about one or more brightness levels of light to be emitted from the at least one illumination element,
retrieve information about a latency for the at least one illumination element to emit the light, based on the information about one or more brightness levels,
retrieve information about a time period for the at least one illumination element to reach the one or more brightness levels from one or more other brightness levels, and
determine a signal for driving the at least one illumination element to emit the light, based at least in part on the latency and the time period.

US Pat. No. 10,339,882

FAULT-TOLERANT AMLCD DISPLAY

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPOR...

1. A fault-tolerant LCD display system comprising: an LCD panel; a plurality of pixels of the LCD panel; a first driver couplet including a first gate driver and a first source driver; a second driver couplet including a second gate driver and a second source driver; a first gamma voltage divider function connected to the first source driver; a second gamma voltage divider function connected to the second source driver; wherein the first gate driver and the second gate driver feed into the LCD panel from opposite directions and wherein the first source driver and the second source driver feed into the LCD panel from opposite directions; and wherein each individual pixel of said plurality of pixels is driven simultaneously by the first driver couplet and the second driver couplet, such that if the first gate driver fails, the first source driver and the second driver couplet continue to drive the LCD panel.

US Pat. No. 10,339,795

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DIAGNOSTICS

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A user device for determining whether a message from a control-source device to a control-target device is correctly communicated, wherein the control-source device is configured to indirectly control an amount of power provided to an electrical load by sending messages to the control-target device, the user device comprising:a control circuit configured to:
adjust a wireless range for transmitting a first message to the control-source device;
transmit the first message within the wireless range to the control-source device, wherein the first message comprises a transmission range identifier that indicates a threshold;
receive a second message from the control-source device, wherein the second message is received in a transmission from the control-source device to the control-target device, and wherein the transmission of the second message from the control-source device indicates that a received signal strength of the first message at the control-source device was greater than the threshold indicated by the transmission range identifier; and
determine, based on information in the second message, whether the second message is correctly communicated from the control-source device.

US Pat. No. 10,339,789

NURSE CALL PILLOW SPEAKER WITH BROWNOUT PROTECTION

Curbell Medical Products,...

1. A pillow speaker system, comprising:a nurse call patient station; and
a patient interface device (PID) in electronic communication with the nurse call patient station, comprising:
a wired communication link connected to the nurse call patient station;
an energy storage device for providing backup power to the PID;
wherein the PID is configured to receive electronic signals from the nurse call patient station by way of the wired communication link; and
wherein the energy storage device is galvanically isolated from the wired communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,339,778

CHAMBERLESS AIR QUALITY MONITORS WITH TEMPERATURE SENSING

Kidde Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A chamberless indoor air quality monitor system, comprising:a detector body,
a resistive heater operatively connected to the detector body;
an active temperature sensor operatively connected to the resistive heater and operatively connected to an outer surface of the detector body configured to take an active temperature measurement; and
a processor operatively connected to the active temperature sensor configured to receive active temperature measurements from the active temperature sensor and generate a corrected active temperature measurement based on a temperature difference over time between one or more active temperature measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,339,760

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VARIABLE PAYBACK GAMING

AG 18, LLC, Denver, CO (...

1. A player terminal comprising:one or more processors;
a communications component to connect the player terminal to a gaming platform running on one or more servers;
a display to depict action from an interactive gaming session directed to an interactive game,
wherein the interactive game is a single player game that has a variable payback that is in part dependent on objectives selected by a player before the interactive game begins;
wherein the player selects or enters, via the display or an interaction area, objectives that represent achievable goals for winning the interactive game; and
a memory having instructions stored thereon that when executed by the one or more processors cause the player terminal to:
process a request to generate a credit in exchange for monetary value;
generate, upon validation of receipt of the monetary value, a credit;
adjust, according to the objectives selected or entered by the player, one or more gaming parameters to regulate a level of difficulty generated by the player terminal that the player will experience while playing the interactive game,
wherein the one or more gaming parameters include ammo amounts, number of lives, game speed, firing rate, number of automated opponents, automated opponent strength level, amount of time to complete a screen, or amount of time to complete the objectives;
monitor, during the interactive gaming session, a player interaction area for a bet having a betting value;
deduct, upon detecting the bet, the betting value from the credit associated with the player terminal; and
transmit, in response to detecting completion of the interactive gaming session, a signal to the gaming platform identifying the objectives completed during the interactive gaming session and a payout amount that is based upon the objectives and completion of the objectives within the interactive game.

US Pat. No. 10,339,751

AUTOMATIC BRIGHTNESS CONTROL ON A GAMING MACHINE

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. A gaming machine comprising:a cabinet including an entry that provides access to an interior of the cabinet, a locking mechanism coupled to the entry and a plurality of security sensors wherein at least one of the plurality of security sensors is used to detect access to the interior of the cabinet;
a power supply, disposed within the interior of the cabinet, configured to receive power from an external power source;
a power-off security device disposed within the interior of the cabinet coupled to one or more of the plurality security sensors configured to monitor access to the cabinet when the power supply is unpowered by the external power source;
a display, coupled to the cabinet, configured to output content associated with play of a wager-based game on the gaming machine, the display including 1) first firmware configured for adjusting display attributes of an entire screen of the display in response to manual attribute adjustment settings, 2) a manual input interface used to provide the manual attribute adjustment settings to the first firmware; 3) second firmware configured for adjusting the display attributes in response to automated attribute adjustment commands, 4) automated commands receiving interface which receives the commands and provides the received commands to the second firmware, and 5) a plurality of video inputs;
a non-volatile memory, disposed within a locked box within the interior of the cabinet, configured to store gaming software used to generate the wager-based game on the gaming machine;
a power-hit tolerant memory, disposed within the locked box within the interior of the cabinet, configured to store crucial data associated with play of a plurality instances of the wager-based game; and
a gaming machine controller, including a processor and a memory, disposed within a locked box within the interior of the cabinet, coupled to the power supply, the power-off security device, the plurality of security sensors, the display including one or more of the video inputs and the automated commands receiving interface of the display, the non-volatile memory and the power-hit tolerant memory, the gaming machine controller being configured to 1) control play of the wager-based game; 2) validate the gaming software, 3) verify integrity of crucial data stored within the power hit tolerant memory, 4) monitor the power-off security device and the plurality of security sensors to detect tilt conditions; 5) store the crucial data associated with a plurality of instances of the wager-based game to the power-hit tolerant memory wherein the crucial data at least allows portions of the wager-based game to be re-displayed for a particular instance of the wager-based game after the particular instance of the wager-based game is complete; 6) after a power interruption, determine that a power-hit occurred prior to a completion of the play of the particular instance of the wager-based game and 7) restore a game state of the wager-based game to the particular instance of the wager-based game that occurred just prior to the power interruption;
wherein the gaming machine controller includes gaming display control logic responsive to internal game states and internal non-game states of the gaming machine and configured to determine when to automatically cause changes to the display attributes of the entire screen of the display in response to the internal game states and the internal non-game states of the gaming machine using the commands sent to the display via the automated commands receiving interface.

US Pat. No. 10,339,682

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENERGY DATA VISUALIZATION

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing a visualization of energy data, comprising:determining with a processor, based on an energy visualization scale for visually depicting quantities of energy generated in terms of commensurate color parameters, one or more color parameters respectively corresponding to each energy data value of a plurality of energy data values, wherein each energy data value of the plurality of energy data values specifies a quantity of energy produced by a distributed generator (DG) and the corresponding color parameters are commensurate with the quantity of energy produced as defined by the energy visualization scale; and
generating, with the processor, a display image which depicts the plurality of energy data values as the respectively corresponding one or more color parameters in a grid layout across two dimensions in time.

US Pat. No. 10,339,666

RECOGNITION DEVICE AND RECOGNITION METHOD

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A recognition device for recognizing a position of an electrode of a component to be mounted on a board, the recognition device comprising:multiple light sources configured to apply light to the component, the multiple light sources including a first light source and a second light source;
an imaging device configured to image the component based on light reflected by the component when light is applied to the component from at least one of the multiple light sources;
a memory device configured to memorize sample image data according to each of multiple imaging conditions for each of the multiple conditions; and
a controller configured to
recognize the position of an electrode of the component imaged by the imaging device based on sample image data memorized on the memory device and image data of the component imaged by the imaging device,
image the component using the imaging device according to at least two sets of imaging conditions among the multiple imaging conditions corresponding to the sample image data memorized in the memory device, and to create image data for each of the at least two sets of imaging conditions,
determine whether recognition of a position of an electrode of the component imaged by the imaging device is possible based on image data according to a first set of imaging conditions from among the image data for each of the at least two sets of imaging conditions and the sample image data according to the first set of imaging conditions memorized on the memory device, the first set of imaging conditions based on illumination from the first light source,
in a case in which it is determined that recognition of a position of an electrode of the component is not possible, determine whether recognition of a position of an electrode of the component imaged by the imaging device is possible based on image data according to a second set of imaging conditions that differ from the first set of imaging conditions from among the image data for each of the at least two sets of imaging conditions and the sample image data according to the second set of imaging conditions memorized on the memory device, the second set of imaging conditions based on illumination from the second light source,
memorize on the memory device a number of recognitions of the component made based on the first set of imaging conditions or the second set of imaging conditions,
determine which of the first set of imaging conditions or the second set of imaging conditions has a higher recognition rate based on the number of recognitions, and
decide an order of a next component recognition based on the higher recognition rate.

US Pat. No. 10,339,630

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING ENHANCED DISPLAY CHARACTERISTICS BASED ON VIEWER STATE

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

1. A method comprising:capturing sensor input indicative of an individual proximate to a display device that is coupled to a media device;
determining a first change in a set of one or more facial features of the individual at least in part by:
processing a first subset of the sensor input that indicates a first state of the individual when the individual is proximate to the display device;
processing a second subset of the sensor input that indicates a second state of the individual when the individual is proximate to the display device, wherein the second state is different from the first state;
matching the first change in the set of one or more facial features of the individual to a category and a set of one or more user preferences stored by the media device, where the category corresponds to a recognized change in facial features;
determining an adjustment based at least in part on the category and the set of one or more user preferences stored by the media device, the determining the adjustment comprising causing the display device to present content in accordance with a plurality of iterative adjustments until a subsequent change in the set of one or more facial features of the individual is detected;
causing the display device to present a user-selectable option to indicate feedback regarding the adjustment; and
processing an indication of a selection of the user-selectable option, and causing the display device to present content in accordance with the selection.

US Pat. No. 10,339,441

MACHINE LEARNING WITH PARTIAL INVERSION

SERVICENOW, INC., Santa ...

1. A system comprising:a machine learning model representing relationships between a dependent variable and a plurality of independent variables, including a first independent variable and a second independent variable, wherein the dependent variable is a function of the plurality of independent variables, wherein the first independent variable comprises an identifying characteristic of users of one or more computer-based services offered by a managed network, wherein the second independent variable comprises a type of communication directed to the users of the one or more computer-based services offered by a managed network, and wherein the dependent variable is a likelihood of a respective user performing a specific action in response to the communication when interacting with the one or more computer-based services; and
a computing device including a processor and memory, wherein execution, by the processor, of program instructions stored in the memory causes the computing device to perform operations comprising:
training the machine learning model to output the function of the dependent variable using a training data set, wherein the training data set comprises historical data for the plurality of independent variables and the dependent variable;
obtaining a target value of the dependent variable;
fixing the first independent variable at a fixed value;
performing a partial inversion of the function, using the fixed value of the first independent value and the target value of the dependent variable as inputs, to solve for the second independent variable to obtain a partially inverted function to produce one or more values of the second independent variable such that, when the partially inverted function is applied to the first independent variable having the fixed value and any of the one or more values of the second independent variable, the dependent variable is within a pre-defined range of the target value of the dependent variable, wherein solving for the second independent variable to obtain the partially inverted function comprises:
determining a plurality of candidate values of the second independent variable:
determining, for each of the plurality of candidate values of the second independent variable, a respective output value of the dependent variable when the fixed value of the first independent variable and the candidate value of the second independent variable are applied as inputs to the function and comparing the respective output value of the dependent variable to the target value of the dependent variable; and
outputting one or more of the plurality of candidate values of the second independent variable that, when input to the function with the fixed value of the first independent variable, result in the respective output value of the dependent variable being within the pre-defined range of the target value of the dependent variable;
generating a notification based on the produced one or more values of the second independent variable; and
communicating the notification to one or more of the users of the one or more computer-based services offered by a managed network.

US Pat. No. 10,339,424

METHOD AND DEVICE OF NEURAL NETWORK OPERATIONS USING A GRID GENERATOR FOR CONVERTING MODES ACCORDING TO CLASSES OF AREAS TO SATISFY LEVEL 4 OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Stradvision, Inc., Pohan...

1. A method for neural network operations by using a grid generator, comprising steps of:(a) a computing device, if a test image is acquired, instructing a detector to acquire object location information for testing, including information on where objects for testing are located on the test image, and class information of non-objects for testing, including information on classes of the non-objects for testing on the test image by detecting the objects for testing and the non-objects for testing on the test image;
(b) the computing device instructing the grid generator to generate section information, which includes information on a plurality of subsections in the test image, by referring to the object location information for testing;
(c) the computing device instructing a neural network to determine parameters for testing, to be used for applying the neural network operations to either (i) at least part of the subsections including each of the objects for testing and each of the non-objects for testing corresponding to said each of the objects for testing, or (ii) each of sub-regions, in each of said at least part of the subsections, where said each of the non-objects for testing is located, by referring to parameters for training which have been learned by using information on non-objects for training whose corresponding class information is same as or similar to that of the non-objects for testing; and
(d) the computing device instructing the neural network to apply the neural network operations to the test image by using each of the parameters for testing, corresponding to each of said at least part of the subsections, to thereby generate one or more neural network outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,339,371

METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING A HUMAN MOTION, METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING A USER ACTION AND SMART TERMINAL

GOERTEK INC., Weifang (C...

1. A method for recognizing a human motion, wherein collecting human motion data to train to obtain a feature extraction parameter and a template data sequence, the method further comprising:in one human motion recognition, collecting data needed for performing human motion recognition to obtain an original data sequence;
using the feature extraction parameter to perform feature extraction on the original data sequence, reducing the number of data dimensions of the original data sequence, and obtaining a test data sequence after the dimension reduction;
matching the test data sequence with the template data sequence, and confirming that a human motion corresponding to the template data sequence associated with the test data sequence occurs when a successfully-matched test data sequence exists;
wherein the collecting data for performing human motion recognition to obtain an original data sequence comprises:
using a sensor to collect three-axis acceleration data and/or three-axis angular speed data, and storing the collected three-axis acceleration data and/or three-axis angular speed data respectively in a corresponding annular buffer area;
performing sampling simultaneously from the annular buffer areas by a predetermined frequency, and performing window-adding processing on the sampled data with a sliding widow with a predetermined step, to obtain an original data sequence with a predetermined length.

US Pat. No. 10,339,349

ILLUMINATION ARRANGEMENT FOR LONG WORKING RANGE LINE-SCAN IMAGING SYSTEM

DATALOGIC USA, INC., Eug...

1. A line scan camera that scans a long depth of field with a short distance to a target object, comprising:an image sensor configured to receive an image of the target object through a collimating lens, wherein the collimating lens has a single F-stop value for a short depth of field and the long depth of field;
a set of mirrors configured to allow folded optics along an optical path from the target object to the collimating lens, wherein the optical path is bent with the set of mirrors so that the optical path within the line scan camera is longer than a size of the line scan camera, and wherein the folded optics enable the line scan camera to be compact; and
a first light source configured to illuminate the target object with a line illumination without going through the set of mirrors, wherein the first light source is close to the target, and wherein the light source is located with one of the set of mirrors so that an angle between the line illumination and the optical axis from the one of the set of mirrors to the target object is minimized.

US Pat. No. 10,339,348

READING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A reading device which reads identification information of an identification information application member to which the identification information which indicates a kind of component to be mounted using a component mounting machine is applied, the device comprising:an identification information reading device configured to read the identification information;
a holding device configured to hold the identification information application member;
a moving device configured to move the holding device relative to the identification information reading device; and
a control device configured to control operations of the identification information reading device, the holding device, and the moving device,
wherein the control device is configured to cause the identification information application member to move by moving the holding device with the moving device such that at least a portion of a holding region in which the holding device holds the identification information application member is in a reading region of the identification information reading device and to perform a first reading process of performing reading of the identification information using the identification information reading device in a state in which the identification information application member is released by the holding device, and
wherein the identification information application member is a wafer frame which holds a wafer and the holding device is a clamper that clamps the wafer frame.

US Pat. No. 10,339,333

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING APPLICATION TO ACCESS MEMORY

MONTAGE TECHNOLOGY CO., L...

1. An apparatus for controlling an application to access a memory, comprising:an access controller, configured to receive and verify a first access request provided by the application and having a first access key, the access controller being further configured to receive a second access request provided by the application and having a target address and a second access key, identify whether the target address is within a reference address space indicative of a preset storage location of the memory, and verify the second access key; and
a key generator, configured to generate the second access key for the application if the verification of the first access key is successful, and provide the second access key to the application,
wherein the access controller is further configured to receive the second access key from the key generator and store the second access key for verifying the second access key received from the application; and generate an access control command according to an identification result of whether the target address is within the reference address space and a verification result of the second access key received from the application so as to restrict or permit the application to access the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,339,305

SUB-EXECUTION ENVIRONMENT CONTROLLER

Cylance Inc., Irvine, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:determining that an executable implements a sub-execution environment, the sub-execution environment being configured to receive an input, and the input being associated with at least one event at the sub-execution environment;
intercepting the event at the sub-execution environment; and
applying a security policy to the intercepted event, the applying of the policy comprising blocking the event, when the event is determined to be a prohibited event.

US Pat. No. 10,339,263

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT FOOTPRINT VERIFICATION SYSTEM AND A METHOD THEREOF

Footprintku Inc., Kaohsi...

1. An electronic component footprint verification system, comprising:a user interface available to an external user for selecting an electronic component footprint to be verified, wherein the electronic component footprint corresponds to file formats of a corresponding circuit layout system;
a setup regulation module connected to the user interface for reading a verification rule checklist in an external database, wherein the verification rule checklist includes a pin-out verification rule and an assembly verification rule, the pin-out verification rule is provided for verifying pin-out names, pin-out layers, and pin-to-pin spacings, and the assembly verification rule is provided for verifying total length and width of an assembly;
an application programming interface setup instruction module for providing an application programming interface by which a circuit layout system is accessed;
a characteristic extraction module used for extracting characteristics of the electronic component footprint;
a data processing module connected to the user interface, the application programming interface setup instruction module and the characteristic extraction module for operating the application programming interface and the characteristic extraction module and for instructing the characteristic extraction module to extract characteristic data from the electronic component footprint, wherein the characteristic data comprises pin-out information and geometric pattern information, the pin-out information includes PCB layer sizes and shapes, and the geometric pattern information includes information of pads in each PCB layer and layer data and object attributes of the corresponding circuit layout system; and
a component footprint verification module connected to the user interface for verifying the characteristic data according to the verification rule checklist and for displaying a verification result on the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,339,207

IDENTIFYING A FUNCTIONAL FRAGMENT OF A DOCUMENT OBJECT MODEL TREE

ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC, Sunn...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a system including a processor, a functional fragment of a document object model (DOM) tree, the identifying based on detecting plural handlers associated with corresponding elements of the DOM tree and generating signatures for the elements associated with the plural handlers, each handler of the plural handlers to cause execution of executable code;
determining, by the system, whether the identified functional fragment matches a previously processed functional fragment; and
in response to determining that the identified functional fragment matches the previously processed functional fragment, excluding the identified functional fragment from further processing.

US Pat. No. 10,339,194

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTENT PLAYLIST BASED ON USER LOCATION

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

18. A method of presenting a user geographic playlist that identifies at least one of a plurality of media content events that have associated geographic locations that are in proximity to a current location of a mobile device being used by a user, the method comprising:receiving a user specification of a category that identifies at least one of a person of interest, a restaurant of interest, a shop of interest, a building of interest, a vessel of interest, a historical topic of interest, and a media content event of interest;
communicating current geographic location information of the mobile device and the user specification to a geographic location playlist device,
wherein the geographic location playlist device has a database of geographic playlist information associated with the plurality of media content events and includes at least one geographic location that is associated with at least one segment for each of the plurality of media content events,
wherein the geographic location playlist device compares the determined current geographic location of the mobile device with the geographic locations residing in the database of geographic playlist information,
wherein the geographic location playlist device identifies, based on the comparison of the current geographic location of the respective mobile device with the associated geographic location of the segments, at least one of a first plurality of media content events that has at least one segment having its associated geographic location that is within at least a predefined distance from the current geographic location of the respective mobile device,
wherein the geographic location playlist device, after identifying the first plurality of media content events, compares information associated with the identified at least one of the first plurality of media content events with the category of the user specification,
wherein the geographic location playlist device identifies at least one of a second plurality of media content events from the first plurality of media content events that have its associated information that corresponds to the category of the user specification, and
wherein the geographic location playlist device generates the user geographic playlist using the second plurality of media content events;
receiving the user geographic playlist from the geographic location playlist device; and
presenting the user geographic playlist on a display of the mobile device to the user,
wherein the user geographic playlist indicates the second plurality of media content events.

US Pat. No. 10,339,101

DISTRIBUTED WRITE JOURNALS THAT SUPPORT FAST SNAPSHOTTING FOR A DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEM

Cohesity, Inc., San Jose...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a request to capture a snapshot of a file system object, wherein the snapshot is a backup of a state of the file system object in a given point in time;
requesting from a lock service a lock on the file system object;
receiving from the lock service a response indicating that the lock is unavailable;
in response to receiving the response indicating that the lock is unavailable, generating a copy of a write journal, wherein the write journal includes a metadata journal and a data journal, wherein the metadata journal is configured to store one or more changes to a file system associated with the file system object, wherein the data journal is configured to store one or more changes to a file or directory, wherein the write journal includes one or more outstanding updates associated with the metadata journal or the data journal, wherein the copy of the write journal includes the one or more outstanding updates associated with the metadata journal or the data journal, wherein the one or more outstanding updates are updates to the file system object that are received before the request to capture the snapshot;
capturing the snapshot of the file system object to disk;
associating the copy of the write journal with the snapshot of the file system object; and
executing a background maintenance process, wherein executing the background maintenance process includes flushing to disk the one or more outstanding updates included in the copy of the write journal.

US Pat. No. 10,339,016

CHUNK ALLOCATION

Rubrik, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for operating a data management system, comprising:generating a plurality of data chunks associated with a snapshot of a real or virtual machine;
identifying a set of preferred disks out of a plurality of disks within a cluster that stores other data chunks associated with the real or virtual machine;
acquiring disk status information for the plurality of disks within the cluster;
determining a plurality of failure domains for the plurality of disks using the disk status information;
identifying a set of disks out of the plurality of disks within the cluster in which to store the plurality of data chunks based on the set of preferred disks and the plurality of failure domains; and
writing the plurality of data chunks to the set of disks.

US Pat. No. 10,338,926

PROCESSOR WITH CONDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

BULL SAS, Les Clayes-sou...

1. A computer implemented method for processing machine instructions by a physical processor, comprising:receiving, from a memory, at least one machine instruction, wherein the at least one machine instruction comprises a first identification of first and third operations to execute and a conditional prefix representing a condition for verifying whether to execute at least the first and third operations, wherein the conditional prefix comprises:
a second identification of a value of a predicate register, and
a third identification of a second operation to perform on the value of the predicate register for the verification, wherein the second operation comprises a wait until the value of the predicate register is met;
executing, using a processing unit, a comparison instruction, a resulting value of which is stored in the predicate register of the received machine instructions such that the value of the predicate register is met;
evaluating, using a management module, the conditional prefix, wherein evaluating the conditional prefix comprises the verification of the value of the predicate register;
executing, using a processing unit, the first operation identified in the at least one machine instruction, according to whether the condition is verified; and
executing the third operation identified in the at least one machine instruction, according to whether the condition is verified.

US Pat. No. 10,338,910

MULTI-TENANT UPGRADING

ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC, Sunn...

1. A system comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory storage medium storing instructions executable on the processor to:
receive a request to upgrade a first tenant from an original version of an application to a new version of the application, the new version being backwards compatible with the original version;
upgrade the first tenant to the new version in response to the request while data according to the original version is simultaneously being provided to a second tenant, the upgrading of the first tenant to the new version comprising updating a data table by adding entries to the data table that are according to a new schema for the new version, the added entries including data copied from an entry according to the original version in the data table, wherein the new version is installed on a first physical resource while the original version is executing on a second physical resource; and
provide data according to the new version for tenants that have completed the upgrade and provide data according to the original version of the application for tenants that have not upgraded; and
a cloud controller to direct tenant traffic to the second physical resource while the new version of the application is being installed on the first physical resource.

US Pat. No. 10,338,888

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT FOOTPRINT SETUP SYSTEM IN COLLABORATION WITH A CIRCUIT LAYOUT SYSTEM AND A METHOD THEREOF

Footprintku Inc., Kaohsi...

1. An electronic component footprint setup system in collaboration with a circuit layout system, comprising:a footprint setup user interface configured for providing an external user operating the circuit layout system with an interface on which parameters of an electronic component footprint to be created;
a data transformation module, connected to the footprint setup user interface for transforming the parameters for conforming to electronic component footprint specifications used in the circuit layout system;
a setup regulation module configured for providing the user with electronic component footprint setup regulations;
a characteristic operation module connected to the data transformation module and the setup regulation module and used for calculating characteristic values of the electronic component footprint according to the electronic component footprint specifications and the electronic component footprint setup regulations, wherein the characteristic values are provided to describe geometric relationships among internal pads of the electronic component footprint and include each pad's coordinate, length and width, pad-to-pad spacing, and PCB layer number; and
a component footprint setup module connected to the characteristic operation module and the footprint setup user interface and used for creating the electronic component footprint in the circuit layout system according to the characteristic values.

US Pat. No. 10,338,871

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND USER EQUIPMENT

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. An information processing method, comprising:obtaining, by a user equipment, device information of an external device in an environment in which a user is located, wherein the device information comprises function information related to a function of the external device and working status information related to a working status of the external device;
determining whether the function of the external device enables the user to have at least one specified sense of the external device, wherein the at least one specified sense of the external device comprises at least one of a touch sense and a smell sense;
in response to determining that the function of the external device enables the user to have the at least one specified sense of the external device, determining at least one virtual object in virtual presented content at least according to the function information, wherein the at least one virtual object has a virtual attribute that matches at least one function corresponding to the function information, and wherein the virtual object has a virtual function, which is the same as the function of the external device, or a presentation status influencing factor, which is the function of the external device;
determining a presentation attribute of the at least one virtual object at least according to the working status information.

US Pat. No. 10,338,692

DUAL TOUCHPAD SYSTEM

American Megatrends Inter...

1. A system, comprising:a first touchpad operating in a first mode of operation,
a second touchpad non-concentric with and spaced apart from the first touchpad, the second touchpad operating in a second mode of operation; and
a gesture recognition unit performing operations including:
receiving a first signal generated responsive to contact on the first touchpad,
determining that the first signal corresponds to a gesture made on the first touchpad to change a mode of operation of the second touchpad,
changing the second touchpad from the second mode of operation to third mode of operation while maintaining the first touchpad in the first mode of operation, and
generating a control signal associated with the third mode of operation based at least in part on a detecting a gesture on the second touchpad after changing the second touchpad from the second mode of operation to the third mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,338,675

SELECTIVE COLOR SENSING FOR MOTION TRACKING

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An electronic device in communication with a first portable device and one or more optical sensors, the electronic device comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing one or more programs, the one or more programs including instructions, which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the electronic device to:
receive information identifying respective intensities of light, detected by the one or more optical sensors, for a plurality of distinct wavelengths;
select a first set of one or more distinct wavelengths for tracking the first portable device based on the respective intensities of light, detected by the one or more optical sensors, for the plurality of distinct wavelengths, wherein the first set of one or more distinct wavelengths is distinguishable from ambient light; and,
subsequent to selecting the first set of one or more distinct wavelengths for tracking the first portable device:
initiate the first portable device to emit light of the first set of one or more selected wavelengths;
receive information identifying one or more respective intensities of light, detected by the one or more optical sensors, for the first set of one or more selected wavelengths; and
determine a position of the first portable device based on the information identifying the one or more respective intensities of light, detected by the one or more optical sensors, for the first set of one or more selected wavelengths.

US Pat. No. 10,338,674

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

1. An information processing method, comprising:obtaining, by a user equipment, object information of an external object in an environment in which a user is located, wherein the object information comprises function information and location information of the external object, and the function information of the external object includes information corresponding to a function of the external object;
determining at least one virtual object in virtual presented content at least according to the function information, wherein the at least one virtual object has a virtual attribute that matches at least one function corresponding to the function information;
determining a presentation attribute of the at least one virtual object at least according to the location information, wherein the at least one function is at least one sense related function that influences at least one specified sense of the user different from a sense corresponding to the virtual presented content, wherein at least one virtual function of the virtual attribute is the same as the at least one function; or at least one presentation status influencing factor of the virtual attribute comprises the at least one function.

US Pat. No. 10,338,645

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROJECTION CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. L...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:an orientation detection unit configured to detect an orientation of a lens in a lens unit of an image projection unit;
wherein the lens unit is rotatable independently of a chassis orientation of the information processing apparatus;
an acceleration sensor in the lens unit, wherein the sensor detects an orientation of the lens in the lens unit with respect to a direction of gravitational force;
a control unit configured to perform control not to turn on the image projection unit (i) when the lens of the image projection unit is in an exposed state whereby the lens is exposed to an environment external to the apparatus, and (ii) when an angle between the orientation of the lens detected by the orientation detection unit and a vertical direction falls within a preset angular range; and
the control unit is further configured to enable image projection (i) when the lens of the image projection unit is in an exposed state whereby the lens is exposed to an environment external to the apparatus, and (ii) when an angle between the orientation of the lens detected by the orientation detection unit and a vertical direction falls outside of the preset angular range;
the control unit is further configured to enable automatic off-operation of the image projection unit during rotation of the lens unit to protect the lens.

US Pat. No. 10,338,637

ADJUSTABLE STRAP ASSEMBLY FOR A HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A strap assembly comprising:an axial strap, connected to a display device, configured to be worn around the circumference of a user's head in a manner that holds the display device against the user's face, the axial strap comprising:
a left axial section, coupled to a left side of the display device, configured to be worn around the left side of the user's head; and
a right axial section, coupled to a right side of the display device, configured to be worn around the right side of the user's head;
an adjustable attachment mechanism configured to removably attach the right axial section to the left axial section such that the right axial section overlaps the left axial section or the left axial section overlaps the right axial section; and
a top strap, configured to be worn along the top of the user's head, comprising:
a ventral end coupled to a medial section of the display device; and
a dorsal end that splits into a left dorsal end and a right dorsal end, each of which couples to the axial strap, wherein:
the left dorsal end is configured to be worn against the left side of the user's head and the right dorsal end is configured to be worn against the right side of the user's head;
the right dorsal end of the top strap connects to the left axial section of the axial strap; and
the left dorsal end of the top strap connects to the right axial section of the axial strap.

US Pat. No. 10,338,615

CURRENT BALANCE CIRCUIT AND MULTIPHASE CONVERTER USING THE SAME

ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORA...

1. A current balance circuit, used in a multiphase converter, wherein the multiphase converter at least includes a plurality of power stage circuits, the current balance circuit and a control circuit, the power stage circuits are electrically connected to the current balance circuit, and the control circuit is electrically connected between the current balance circuit and the power stage circuits, comprising:a plurality of detection units, electrically connected to the power stage circuits respectively to obtain output power information of the power stage circuits;
a calculation circuit, electrically connected to the detection units, and calculating an average of the output power information; and
a plurality of error amplifiers, non-inverting input ends of the error amplifiers being electrically connected to the calculation circuit to receive the average of the output power information, inverting input ends of the error amplifiers being electrically connected to the detection units respectively to receive the output power information, and output ends of the error amplifiers being electrically connected to the control circuit;
wherein after each error amplifier compares the output power information with the average of the output power information, each error amplifier amplifies a difference between the output power information and the average of the output power information and converts the amplified difference to current information, such that the control circuit adjusts a current provided by each power stage circuit according to the current information from each error amplifier to balance the currents provided by the power stage circuits;
wherein each detection unit includes:
a first resistor and an inductor, one end of the first resistor being electrically connected to the power stage circuit and the other end being electrically connected to one end of the inductor; and
a second resistor and a capacitor, one end of the second resistor being electrically connected between the first resistor and the power stage circuit, the other end of the second resistor being electrically connected to one end of the capacitor, and the other end of the capacitor being grounded;
wherein the other end of the inductor is electrically connected to an output end of the multiphase converter to provide a power for driving a load.

US Pat. No. 10,338,602

MULTI-SENSOR, AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC VEHICLE WITH MAPPING CAPABILITY

HUSQVARNA AB, Huskvarna ...

1. A robotic vehicle comprising:one or more functional components configured to execute a lawn care function;
a sensor network comprising one or more sensors configured to detect conditions proximate to the robotic vehicle; and
processing circuitry configurable to cause:
recording data from at least one sensor of a robotic vehicle responsive to the robotic vehicle transiting a portion of a parcel;
determining a confidence score associated with the recorded data for each of a plurality of potential detection events, the confidence score corresponding to a probability that the recorded data corresponds to an object or feature;
generating map data comprising one or more objects or features correlated to potential detection events based at least in part on the confidence score of the respective objects or features; and
determining the confidence score by recording an initial confidence score for an initial detection and an updated confidence score responsive to a second potential detection event at a same location as the initial detection.

US Pat. No. 10,338,594

NAVIGATION OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES TO ENHANCE SAFETY UNDER ONE OR MORE FAULT CONDITIONS

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a processor, a position of an autonomous vehicle relative to a roadway over which the autonomous vehicle is configured to transit via a path of travel, wherein the path of travel comprises predetermined travel points corresponding to discrete geographic locations disposed along the path of travel;
accessing, by the processor, map data to identify locations of one or more safe zones associated with each of the predetermined travel points along the path of travel;
determining, by the processor, a set of driving instructions for a vehicle controller to autonomously control the autonomous vehicle along the path of travel;
determining, by the processor prior to detecting any anomalous events associated with the autonomous vehicle or an environment external to the autonomous vehicle, one or more subsets of alternate driving instructions for the vehicle controller to autonomously control the autonomous vehicle to a safe zone of the one or more safe zones via a recovery path of travel from at least one of the predetermined travel points;
controlling, autonomously by the vehicle controller, the autonomous vehicle along the path of travel based on the set of driving instructions;
detecting, by the processor, an anomalous event associated with the autonomous vehicle or the environment external to the autonomous vehicle; and
controlling, autonomously by the vehicle controller and in response to detecting the anomalous event, the autonomous vehicle based on a subset of the one or more subsets of alternate driving instructions to guide the autonomous vehicle to the safe zone of the one or more safe zones via the recovery path of travel.

US Pat. No. 10,338,560

TWO-WAY ARCHITECTURE WITH REDUNDANT CCDL'S

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A flight control system of an aircraft comprising:a first processing unit,
a second processing unit,
communication means configured for establishing a first bidirectional digital link and a second bidirectional digital link between the first processing unit and the second processing unit,
said second bidirectional digital link being redundant with the first bidirectional digital link,
wherein said first and second bidirectional digital links may be active concomitantly,
said flight control system further comprising backup communication means giving the possibility of ensuring exchanges of data between the first and second processing units whenever failures of the first and second bidirectional digital links occur,
said backup communication means comprising at least one device part including at least one of: a network of sensors, a network of actuators and an on-board secure network for avionics.

US Pat. No. 10,338,552

SIMULATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING A PERIPHERAL CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT THAT CAN BE CONNECTED TO A REGULATING DEVICE

dSPACE digital signal pro...

1. A simulation apparatus for simulating a peripheral circuit arrangement adapted to be connected to a regulating device, the simulation apparatus being adapted to be connected electrically to the regulating device, the simulation apparatus comprising:a first current controller adapted to influence a first load current;
a second current controller adapted to influence a first source current;
a computation unit; and
a model code executable in the computation unit,
wherein the first load current is set by the first current controller, which is controllable by the model code, the first load current being routed to a first load connection of the regulating device,
wherein the first source current is set by the second current controller, which is controllable by the model code,
wherein the first source current is routed to a first supply connection of the regulating device, and
wherein the model code influences the first current controller and the second current controller such that the first load current is recoverable at least proportionally from the first source current, and/or such that the first source current is recoverable at least proportionally from the first load current.

US Pat. No. 10,338,540

METHOD OF OPTIMIZED GLOBAL MANAGEMENT OF AN ENERGY NETWORK OF AN AIRCRAFT AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A method for optimised global management of a power network of an aircraft comprising a plurality of items of power equipment, the method comprising:a step of selecting at least one optimisation objective from a plurality of predetermined objectives,
a step of receiving, by circuitry programmed to receive equipment data, information which is representative of the operations of said items of power equipment, which is referred to as equipment data, and of receiving, by circuitry programmed to receive aircraft data, information which is representative of the operation of said aircraft, which is referred to as aircraft data, and
a step of determining operating setpoints of said power equipment from said equipment data and said aircraft data which are suitable for achieving at least one selected optimisation objective; and
a step of applying said determined operating setpoints to said items of power equipment to modify performance of said items of power equipment;
wherein said plurality of predetermined objectives comprises at least the following objectives:
an objective of minimising fuel consumption by said equipment of said power network,
an objective of optimally distributing, according to requirements, propulsive power between items of propulsive equipment of said power network,
an objective of maximising transitional performance of said propulsive equipment of said power network,
an objective of maximising performance of the aircraft during short-duration phases of a take-off phase type,
an objective of improving precision of operations for monitoring health of the equipment,
an objective of minimising maintenance costs of the equipment,
an objective of altering maintenance operations of the equipment,
an objective of minimising external noise generated by the aircraft,
an objective of minimising noise inside the aircraft,
an objective of minimising surface infrared of the aircraft,
an objective of minimising pollutant emissions, and
an objective of minimising vibration levels.

US Pat. No. 10,338,451

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR REMOVING ZEROTH ORDER LEAKAGE IN BEAM STEERING DEVICES

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A display device, comprising:one or more light sources; and
a beam steering device configured to steer light from the one or more light sources, the beam steering device including:
a first active deflector, wherein the first active deflector includes:
a first substrate with one or more electrodes;
a second substrate with one or more electrodes, wherein the second substrate is distinct from the first substrate; and
liquid crystals located between the first substrate and the second substrate; and
a passive deflector positioned parallel to the first active deflector to receive the light from the one or more light sources transmitted through the first active deflector, wherein the passive deflector includes:
a third substrate;
a fourth substrate that is distinct from the third substrate; and
liquid crystals located between the third substrate and the fourth substrate,
wherein the one or more light sources and the beam steering device are configured so that a zeroth order light from the passive deflector is directed away from an optical axis of the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,338,424

CURVED DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A curved display apparatus with transistors of respective pixels arranged in a matrix form on a bendable display screen, the apparatus comprising:a plurality of gate lines arranged side by side in a row direction of the matrix and each connected to each gate of a plurality of transistors aligned in a column direction of the matrix,
a plurality of source lines arranged side by side in the column direction of the matrix and each connected to each source of a plurality of transistors aligned in the row direction of the matrix,
a gate drive signal output circuit to provide a drive signal;
a gate drive circuit receptive of the drive signal to sequentially provide a gate signal for simultaneously turning on each of the plurality of transistors aligned in the column direction of the matrix to the plurality of gate lines,
a source drive circuit to provide a pixel data signal to each of the plurality of source lines, the each pixel data signal representing a gradation of a pixel for each of the plurality of transistors aligned in the row direction of the matrix, and
a source signal circuit to provide the pixel data signal to the source drive circuit,
wherein the source signal circuit and the gate drive signal output circuit are provided along a first bendable edge of the display screen, the first bendable edge having a first curvature, and the gate drive circuit is provided along a second bendable edge at the bottom or top of the display screen, the second bendable edge having a second curvature larger than the first curvature.

US Pat. No. 10,338,410

EYEGLASS PRESCRIPTION CORRECTION FOR OPTICS BLOCKS IN HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAYS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A computer-implemented method for modifying an optical component of a head-mounted display (HMD), the method comprising:receiving, at a first server, an identifier uniquely identifying a user of the HMD;
obtaining, at the first server, an eyeglass prescription data corresponding to the unique identifier, the eyeglass prescription data comprising data for correcting eye defects of the user associated with the identifier, wherein the eyeglass prescription data is encrypted using a cryptographic key including at least one among a digital signature and biometric data before the first server obtains the eyeglass prescription data;
decrypting, at the first server, the obtained eyeglass prescription data; and
applying, by the first server, the decrypted eyeglass prescription data to modify an optical property of the optical component of the HMD, the modified optical component providing corrected vision to the user while viewing content displayed on the HMD, wherein the optical component of the HMD is a tunable lens, wherein the tunable lens is at least one among a pressurized liquid between two membranes, a liquid crystal lens, and an Alvarez lens.

US Pat. No. 10,338,379

LENSES WITH CONSISTENT DISTORTION PROFILE

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A head-mounted display device, comprising:a display; and
a lens that includes an optically transparent substrate having a first lens surface and a second lens surface that is opposite to the first lens surface, wherein:
the lens is separate from the display;
the first lens surface includes a convex surface without Fresnel structures;
the second lens surface is defined by a convex base curvature and a plurality of Fresnel structures;
the lens is configured to focus light from a first location of the display on a pupil of an eye of a wearer in a first rotational position at a first time and focus light from a second location, distinct from the first location, of the display on the pupil of the eye of the wearer in a second rotational position that is distinct from the first rotational position at a second time that is distinct from the first time;
the first location of the display is located at a first distance from an optical axis of the lens and the second location of the display is located at a second distance, distinct from the first distance, from the optical axis of the lens;
the light from the first location of the display to the pupil of the eye of the wearer in the first rotational position and the light from the second location of the display to the pupil of the eye of the wearer in the second rotational position have a same optical path length; and
the optical path length is determined based in part on a refractive index of the optically transparent substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,338,369

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SETTING A SUITABLE EVALUATION PARAMETER FOR A FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPE

LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GM...

1. A method for setting and using a suitable evaluation parameter for stochastic localization microscopy imaging with a fluorescence microscope, the evaluation parameter being useable to prepare for generation of a complete localization microscopy image, the method comprising:prior to generating a complete localization microscopy image:
exciting fluorescent dye particles in a sample to fluoresce;
detecting fluorescent light originating from the fluorescent dye particles;
determining, for a first one of a plurality of partial images taken during the detecting of the fluorescent light, a graphical representation of a distribution of the fluorescent light that is representative of a distribution of a light quantity on a detector of the fluorescence microscope;
generating a signal representative of the graphical representation of the light distribution;
displaying the graphical representation of the light distribution on a display unit based on the generated signal;
associating each of a plurality of subregions of the graphical representation of the light distribution with a respective comparison value that is representative of a light quantity in the respective subregion;
using a predefined threshold value as an evaluation parameter during taking of the partial images which are later used to form the complete localization microscopy image;
comparing the comparison values to the threshold value;
marking subregions having a comparison value that is greater than the threshold value on the display unit with predefined markings;
changing the threshold value in accordance with a user input while the partial images continue to be taken, the threshold value being changed prior to defining an event and prior to determining a point representative of the event;
comparing the comparison values to the changed threshold value after the user input;
defining subregions having a comparison value that is greater than the changed threshold value as events and excluding from evaluation subregions having a comparison value that is lower than the changed threshold value;
determining, for each of the defined events, a point representative of a position of the respective fluorescent dye particle that caused the event; and then
generating the complete localization microscopy image of the sample using the partial images based on the points of the defined events.

US Pat. No. 10,338,362

BEAM FOCUSING AND REFLECTING OPTICS WITH ENHANCED DETECTOR SYSTEM

J.A. WOOLLAM CO., INC., ...

1. A reflective system for providing a focused beam (FB) of electromagnetic radiation onto a location on a sample (SAM), said system being a reflective optics system (RFO) sequentially comprising first (M1), second (M2), third (M3) and fourth (M4) mirrors, each of said four mirrors (M1) (M2) (M3 (M4) providing reflective surfaces, with said third (M3) and fourth (M4) mirrors providing convex and concave reflective surfaces, respectively;such that in use an input beam (IB) of electromagnetic radiation having a specific polarization state is directed toward said first (M1) mirror and reflects from said reflective surface thereof and said reflective surface of said second (M2) mirror, such that a first plane of incidence (P1) is formed from said incident beam (IB) as it is reflected from said reflective surface of said first (M1) and second (M2) mirrors;
and such that said beam reflected from the reflective surface of said first (M1) mirror which is directed toward said second mirror (M2) reflects from said reflective surface thereof toward said convex third (M3) mirror, from which it reflects at an off-center location thereon toward said concave fourth (M4) mirror, wherefrom it is reflected by the reflective surface thereof toward said sample (SAM) as a focused (FB) outgoing beam (OB); said beam reflected from the reflective surface of said convex third (M3) mirror and that reflected from said reflective surface of said concave fourth (M4) mirror forming a second plane of incidence (P2), said first (P1) and second (P2) planes of incidence being orthogonal to one another;
the effect of said four reflections from said reflective surfaces of said four (M1) (M2) (M3) (M4) mirrors being to substantially minimize the effects of all said reflections on the specific polarization state of said input beam, and to direct said output beam (OB) and provide it as a focused beam (FB) onto said sample (SAM) at the point it impinges thereupon.

US Pat. No. 10,338,309

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STABILIZED DIRECTIONAL COUPLERS

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for communication, the method comprising:in a system comprising first and second directional couplers that comprise first and second waveguides, wherein the first waveguide comprises a length extender increasing a length of the first waveguide with respect to the second waveguide between said first and second directional couplers, wherein the length extender has a length that results in a phase difference of 3+2*n*pi where n is an integer, and wherein said first and second directional couplers comprise reduced spacing between said first and second waveguides on opposite sides of said length extender and the first directional coupler has a coupling of X percent while the second directional coupler has a coupling of 100?X percent:
communicating an input optical signal into one of said first and second waveguides;
coupling at least a portion of said input optical signal between said first and second waveguides in said first directional coupler and coupling at least a portion of the coupled optical signal between said first and second waveguides in said second directional coupler; and
communicating optical signals out of said system at a desired percentage of said input optical signal.

US Pat. No. 10,338,308

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PARTIAL INTEGRATION OF WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING AND BI-DIRECTIONAL SOLUTIONS

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for optical communication, the method comprising:in an optical transceiver on a silicon photonics integrated circuit coupled to a planar lightwave circuit (PLC), said silicon photonics integrated circuit comprising a first modulator, a second modulator, a first light source that operates at a first wavelength, and a second light source that operates at a second wavelength:
modulating a first continuous wave (CW) optical signal from said first light source utilizing said first modulator;
modulating a second CW optical signal from said second light source utilizing said second modulator;
communicating first and second modulated signals from said first and second modulators to said PLC utilizing one or more output grating couplers in said silicon photonics integrated circuit;
receiving a third modulated optical signal via said PLC;
splitting said third modulated optical signal into fourth and fifth modulated optical signals in said PLC;
communicating said fourth and fifth modulated optical signals to one or more input grating couplers in said silicon photonics integrated circuit;
converting said fourth modulated optical signal to a first electrical signal utilizing a first photodetector configured to detect at said first wavelength; and
converting said fifth modulated optical signal to a second electrical signal utilizing a second photodetector configured to detect at said second wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,338,224

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE ANALOG FRONT-END RECEIVER FOR LONG RANGE LIDAR

ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL UNL...

1. A current-pulse detection system, comprising:a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) configured to convert an input current applied to an input port of the TIA into an output voltage, and
a first clipping circuit, coupled to the input port by a rectifying element configured to, in response to a clip voltage applied to the first clipping circuit, limit a maximum value of an input voltage to the TIA to a value that exceeds a saturation threshold voltage of the TIA by no more than a turn-on voltage of the rectifying element.

US Pat. No. 10,338,218

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING VIBRATION INFORMATION AND USER EQUIPMENT

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

13. An apparatus for obtaining vibration information, comprising:a reflected signal obtaining module, configured to obtain at least one group of reflected electromagnetic wave signals, wherein the at least one group of reflected electromagnetic wave signals are formed by reflecting an electromagnetic wave signal by at least one electromagnetic wave reflective array when the at least one electromagnetic wave reflective array vibrates in response to a sound in an environment, and each electromagnetic wave reflective array in the at least one electromagnetic wave reflective array comprises multiple first reflective units with different electromagnetic wave reflective characteristics; and
an analyzing and processing module, comprising:
a vibration information obtaining unit, configured to analyze the at least one group of reflected electromagnetic wave signals to obtain at least one set of vibration information corresponding to the at least one electromagnetic wave reflective array; and
a vibration direction obtaining unit, configured to obtain, according to the at least one set of vibration information, at least one piece of vibration source direction information corresponding to at least one location of the at least one electromagnetic wave reflective array.

US Pat. No. 10,338,085

DEVICES AND METHODS TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO CALIBRATE A LABORATORY ANALYZER

CCQCC CORP., Alberta (CA...

1. A method comprising:determining a time delta between consecutive measurements of an analyte made on a patient using a laboratory analyzer;
determining whether the time delta is within a specified time window of sixteen and thirty-two hours;
determining a measurement value delta between the first and second measurements only if the time delta is within the specified time window to reduce biologic variation in the measurements;
calculating an average of deltas, the average of deltas including the determined measurement value delta between the consecutive measurements;
determining whether the average of deltas is within a specified range of average of delta values; and
calibrating the laboratory analyzer in response to determining the average of deltas is not within the specified range of average of delta values.

US Pat. No. 10,338,006

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALIGNING AND INSPECTING ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE ...

1. A method for automated alignment of electronic components with respect to one or more inspection devices for inspecting the electronic components, each electronic component having a plurality of side surfaces, the method comprising:positioning each electronic component relative to an imaging device;
determining, by the imaging device, an angular offset and a linear offset between each side surface of the electronic component and the one or more inspection devices;
positioning each electronic component relative to the inspection devices;
effecting alignment between each side surface and the one or more inspection devices in accordance with the respective angular and linear offsets; and
inspecting each side surface after effecting alignment between the side surface and the inspection devices.

US Pat. No. 10,337,956

METHOD OF QUALIFYING WIDE-BAND MULTIMODE FIBER FROM SINGLE WAVELENGTH CHARACTERIZATION USING EMB EXTRAPOLATION, CORRESPONDING SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

DRAKA COMTEQ B.V., Amste...

1. A method of qualifying an effective bandwidth of a multimode optical fiber at a first wavelength ?1, comprising:obtaining DMD data using a measurement of dispersion modal delay (DMD) carried out on said multimode optical fiber at a second wavelength ?2, said DMD data comprising a plurality of traces recorded at different radial offset values r, from an axis of said multimode optical fiber where r=0 to a radial offset value r=a, where a is the core radius of said multimode optical fiber,
wherein said method also comprises:
determining, from said DMD data at said second wavelength ?2:
Data representative of a Radial Offset Delay of said multimode optical fiber, called ROD data, as a function of said radial offset value r, 0?r?a;
Data representative of a Radial Offset Bandwidth of said multimode optical fiber, called ROB data, as a function of said radial offset value r, 0?r?a;
Data representative of a Relative Radial Coupled Power of said multimode optical fiber, called PDMD data, as a function of said radial offset value r, 0?r?a;
performing a transformation on the ROD data and ROB data at said second wavelength ?2 to obtain corresponding ROD data and ROB data at said first wavelength ?1;
computing an effective bandwidth of said multimode optical fiber at said first wavelength ?1, comprising calculating a transfer function using said ROD data and said ROB data at said first wavelength ?1 and said PDMD data at said second wavelength ?2.

US Pat. No. 10,337,955

METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING MODE GROUP PROPERTIES OF MULTIMODAL LIGHT TRAVELING THROUGH OPTICAL COMPONENTS

Draka Comteq B.V., Amste...

1. A method for characterizing mode group properties of multimodal light traveling through an optical component, wherein said method comprises the steps of:providing a Mode Group Separating optical fiber (5) in an optical path between a light source (1) and said optical component (8);
launching reference pulses of light with a wavelength ?t from said light source (1) through said Mode Group Separating optical fiber (5) into said optical component (8) at radial offsets between a core center and a core radius of said Mode Group Separating optical fiber;
detecting a light signal output by said optical component (8);
wherein said Mode Group Separating optical fiber is a multimode fiber with an ?-profile graded index core with an ?-value chosen such that said Mode Group Separating optical fiber satisfies the following criterion at the wavelength ?t:

where:
?? is a time delay difference between consecutive mode groups expressed in ps/m;
L is a length of said Mode Group Separating optical fiber expressed in m;
?TREF is a Full Width at Quarter Maximum of said reference pulses expressed in ps, where the Full Width at Quarter Maximum of a reference pulse is the difference between the two time values at which the power of the reference pulse is equal to quarter of its maximum value.

US Pat. No. 10,337,944

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TURBINE ENGINE ROTOR AUTOMATIC SELF BALANCING

SIEMENS ENERGY, INC., Or...

1. An online real time turbine engine rotor balancing system, comprising:a rotor having a rotation axis, a bore extending along the rotation axis, and at least one balance plane;
a balancing ring perpendicular to the rotation axis and defining the at least one balance plane;
a selectively displaceable balancing weight coupled to the rotor and displaceable along a linear displacement path formed within the balancing ring and oriented tangential to the bore;
a motor coupled to the balancing weight and the rotor, for selectively displacing the balancing weight;
a rotor vibration monitoring system for monitoring rotor vibration in real-time; and
a control system coupled to the rotor vibration monitoring system and the motor, for determining in real time a desired balance weight displacement position to counteract the monitored rotor vibration and selectively causing the motor to displace the balancing weight to the desired displacement position.

US Pat. No. 10,337,914

SENSOR FOR MOTION INFORMATION, ILLUMINATION INFORMATION AND PROXIMITY INFORMATION, AND OPERATING METHOD OF CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT (CPU) USING THE SENSOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A sensor comprising:a light sensing module comprising a plurality of sensing elements, each of the plurality of sensing elements being configured to sense a respective change in light;
a filtering module comprising a plurality of filters, each of the plurality of filters being configured to filter light incident to the light sensing module; and
a processor comprising:
a first collector of a plurality of collectors, the first collector configured to collect at least one first current generated by at least a first one from among the plurality of sensing elements which corresponds to a first filter from among the plurality of filters in response to a propagation of light through the first filter, and
a second collector of the plurality of collectors, the second collector configured to collect at least one second current generated by at least a second one from among the plurality of sensing elements which corresponds to a second filter from among the plurality of filters in response to a propagation of light through the second filter,
wherein the processor is configured to process information associated with an intensity of light that has propagated through at least one filter from among the plurality of filters by using sensing elements that correspond to the at least one filter, the sensor is implemented as a single chip, a target sensing element of the plurality of sensing elements is configured to sense a change in an intensity of the incident light and output an event signal if the change in the intensity of the incident light is greater than a threshold, the output event signal including information usable for identifying the target sensing element, the information including an x-axial address and a y-axial address, and the processor is further configured to output illumination information or proximity information.

US Pat. No. 10,337,900

THERMAL FLOW METER, TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT DEVICE, AND THERMAL FLOW METER PROGRAM

HORIBA STEC, Co., Ltd., ...

1. A thermal flow meter comprising:a flow path through which measuring target fluid flows;
an upstream side electrical resistive element provided on an upstream side of the flow path;
a downstream side electrical resistive element provided on a downstream side of the flow path; and
a flow rate calculation part executed by a processor that calculates a flow rate of the measuring target fluid independently of a fluid type, on a basis of an upstream side voltage that is a voltage applied to the upstream side electrical resistive element, a downstream side voltage that is a voltage applied to the downstream side electrical resistive element, and thermal conductivity of the measuring target fluid, wherein
the flow rate calculation part calculates a pre-correction temperature index on a basis of a sum of the upstream side voltage and the downstream side voltage,
the flow rate calculation part calculates a correction constant on a basis of the thermal conductivity of the measuring target fluid,
the flow rate calculation part calculates a post-correction temperature index on a basis of the pre-correction temperature index and the correction constant calculated from the thermal conductivity of the measuring target fluid,
the flow rate calculation part calculates a current temperature from the post-correction temperature index,
the flow rate calculation part determines correction amounts of the flow rate of the measuring target fluid by using the current temperature and,
the flow rate calculation part outputs a corrected flow rate which is corrected in comparison to the flow rate of the measuring target fluid before correction amounts are applied.

US Pat. No. 10,337,887

MAGNETIC SENSOR INHIBITING INFLUENCE OF INDUCED ELECTROMOTIVE FORCE

Asahi Kasei Microdevices ...

1. A magnetic sensor comprising:a magnetic converging plate;
an electromagnetic converting element disposed on one surface side of the magnetic converging plate;
at least two wires that connect to the electromagnetic converting element; and
a circuit that connects to the at least two wires and receives a signal from the electromagnetic converting element, wherein
between the electromagnetic converting element and the circuit, the at least two wires cross while being spaced apart from each other in a direction perpendicular to the one surface of the magnetic converging plate to form a compensation loop between a cross of the at least two wires and the circuit, and
in a planar view as seen in a direction perpendicular to the one surface of the magnetic converging plate, at least part of a region occupied by the compensation loop is covered by the magnetic converging plate.

US Pat. No. 10,337,770

THERMOELECTRIC-BASED THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRICAL DEVICES

GENTHERM INCORPORATED, N...

1. A thermal management system configured to manage temperature of an electrical device, the thermal management system comprising:a thermoelectric device configured to transfer thermal energy between a main surface and a waste surface with the application of electric power to the thermoelectric device, wherein the main surface of the thermoelectric device is configured to conduct thermal energy to or from an electrical conductor, and wherein the electrical conductor is configured to deliver electric power to or from an electrical device such that the electrical conductor serves as a conduit for conducting thermal energy between the electrical device and the thermoelectric device, and
wherein the waste surface of the thermoelectric device is configured to conduct thermal energy to or from a liquid heat exchanger, the liquid heat exchanger configured to transfer thermal energy via a liquid working fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,337,731

BOTTOM CUP COVER, BURNER AND GAS APPLIANCE

GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN A...

1. A bottom cup cover used in a burner, comprising:a gas intake assembly provided with a first gas intake channel, a connecting channel and a second gas intake channel, the connecting channel connecting the first gas intake channel to the second gas intake channel, the second gas intake channel being obliquely arranged relative to the first gas intake channel, and the first gas intake channel having a gas inlet;
a first primary air supplement cavity and a second primary air supplement cavity being defined in the bottom cup cover, the first primary air supplement cavity being separated from the second primary air supplement cavity, the first gas intake channel being in communication with the first primary air supplement cavity, the second gas intake channel being in communication with the second primary air supplement cavity, and the connecting channel being configured to gas flow to circulate between the first primary air supplement cavity and the second primary air supplement cavity;
a first supplement part, a first mixing part and a second supplement part;
the gas intake assembly comprising a first gas intake part, a second gas intake part and a connecting part, the connecting part connecting the first gas intake part and the second gas intake part;
the first gas intake part, the first supplement part and the first mixing part being connected sequentially, the second supplement part being connected to the first mixing part from above, the second gas intake part penetrating the first supplement part and the second supplement part, and the connecting part being arranged at an outer side wall of the first supplement part; and
the first supplement part defining the first primary air supplement cavity, the second supplement part defining the second primary air supplement cavity, the first mixing part defining a first groove in communication with the first primary air supplement cavity, the first gas intake part defining the first gas intake channel, the second gas intake part defining the second gas intake channel, and the connecting part defining the connecting channel.

US Pat. No. 10,337,724

MACHINE FOR EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD TREATMENT COMPRISING LIGHT-EMITTING UNIT

B. Braun Avitum AG, (DE)...

1. A machine for extracorporeal blood treatment, comprising:at least one housing for accommodating operational components of the machine for extracorporeal blood treatment which forms part of the machine for extracorporeal blood treatment; and
a light-emitting unit having no diffusion disk configured to produce ambient light to display at least one of an operating condition or a therapy condition of the machine for extracorporeal blood treatment, wherein the light-emitting unit is arranged on at least one portion of the housing other than an operating panel, and wherein the light-emitting unit is arranged in a predetermined shape, wherein the light-emitting unit is a flexible light conductor including at least one end-face light coupling surface at a first end and at least one end-face light output surface at a second end.

US Pat. No. 10,337,714

LUMINAIRES HAVING A WIRELESS ANTENNA

CSC HOLDINGS, LLC, Bethp...

1. A luminaire comprising:a housing comprising an interior volume and at least one transparent or translucent surface bounding the interior volume;
a lamp within the interior volume and configured to emit light that passes through the at least one transparent or translucent surface;
a first wireless antenna positioned within the interior volume, configured to transmit or receive a wireless signal that passes through the at least one transparent or translucent surface, and configured to be operatively coupled to an access point through a communication link separate from the wireless signal that the antenna transmits or receives;
a first reflective surface positioned within the interior volume and configured to redirect the wireless signal; and
a second reflective surface positioned within the interior volume and configured to redirect light emitted from the lamp.

US Pat. No. 10,337,709

MIRRORING DEVICE

CAL-COMP BIG DATA, INC., ...

1. A mirroring device, comprising:a housing comprising a light transmissive cover;
a mirroring assembly arranged on the housing and comprising a display surface, the display surface being exposed on the housing, and the mirroring assembly being surrounded by the light transmissive cover;
an adjustable illuminator accommodated in the housing corresponding to the light transmissive cover, the adjustable illuminator comprising a bracket, the mirroring assembly is surrounded by the bracket, at least one illumination component and at least one pivotal plate corresponding to the illumination component being arranged on the bracket, the pivotal plate being rotatable for altering a projecting direction of the illumination component; and
an actuator comprising a pusher connected with the pivotal plate for pushing the pivotal plate to rotate.

US Pat. No. 10,337,703

QUICK-DISCONNECT FLASHLIGHT

Coast Cutlery Co., Portl...

17. A flashlight comprising:a head, including a lamp and at least one head electrical lead;
a body that is removably connected to the head, the body including a battery compartment and a body electrical contact to connect with the at least one electrical lead; and
wherein the head and the body are removably connected to each other with a quick-disconnect coupling including a sleeve having a variety of surfaces designed to control a position of a plurality of hardened members serving to engage and disengage the body from the head, while simultaneously connecting the lamp electrical lead and the body electrical contact.

US Pat. No. 10,337,642

ACTUATION AND VALVE MECHANISM

RUBICON RESEARCH PTY LTD....

1. A fluid control barrier for a pipe comprising:a bi-foldable barrier member for controlling movement of fluid along the pipe and having a pair of plates with a hinge along their straight edges to allow for opening and closing of said fluid control barrier; and
an actuation mechanism comprising
a threaded screw member having a first thread and a second thread;
a pair of threaded journals;
a first pair of struts and a second pair of struts;
the pair of plates comprising a first plate and a second plate;
the first thread opposing the second thread;
the pair of threaded journals comprising
a first threaded journal threadingly engaged with the first thread and constrained from rotating; and
a second threaded journal threadingly engaged with the second thread and constrained from rotating;
the first pair of struts connecting the threaded journals to the first plate, and the second pair of struts connecting the threaded journals to the second plate, such that rotating the threaded screw member opens and closes the bi-foldable barrier member.

US Pat. No. 10,337,640

VALVE CONNECTED TO A FEED CIRCUIT, A FEED CIRCUIT COMPRISING SUCH A VALVE AND A FEEDING METHOD OPERATING SUCH A FEED CIRCUIT

AKWEL SA, Champfromier (...

1. A feed circuit, configured for the flow of a liquid in a motor vehicle, the feed circuit comprising at least:a liquid tank,
a liquid-user device which is configured to use the liquid,
a pump which is configured to make the liquid circulate between the liquid tank and the liquid-user device, and
a valve, the valve being arranged between the pump and the liquid-user device, the valve operating, selectively, in a feed mode, in a latch mode or in a drain mode; wherein the valve comprises:
a first port configured for being connected to the pump and the liquid tank,
a second port configured for being connected to the at least one liquid-user device,
a first chamber connected to the first port,
a second chamber connected to the second port,
a seat presenting a passage arranged so that the liquid can flow between the first port and the second port,
a plug movable between i) an open position, in which the plug is away from the seat so that liquid can flow through the passage, and ii) a closed position, in which the plug bears against the seat so as to block the liquid flow through the passage, and
a biasing member which is configured to generate a biasing force so as to urge the plug toward the closed position,
an actuating member having:
a first face which is configured to sustain a pressure of the liquid that is present in the first chamber, and
a second face which is configured to sustain an actuating pressure which is exerted by an actuating fluid so that the actuating member is at least in partially movable between i) an actuation position, in which the actuating member allows placing the plug in the open position, and ii) a rest position, in which the actuating member allows placing the plug in the closed position,
 the plug, the biasing member and the actuating member being configured so that the valve operates consecutively:
in the feed mode, the plug is in the open position and the actuating member is in the rest position, so that the liquid flows from the first port toward the second port, or
in the latch mode, the plug is in the closed position and the actuating member is in the rest position, so that no liquid does flow between the first port and the second port, or
in the drain mode, the plug is in the open position and the actuating member is in the actuation position, so that the liquid flows from the at least one liquid-user device into the second port of the valve and out of the first port of the value in order to reach the pump and the liquid tank, the pump being configured to be arranged between the first port of the valve and the liquid tank, wherein the valve is configured such that the liquid in flowing from the at least one liquid-user device to the liquid tank passes into and out of the valve and the pump a single time;
wherein the feed circuit further comprises:
an accumulator which is configured to contain a variable volume of the liquid at a variable pressure, and
a pressure sensor which is arranged for measuring the pressure of the liquid that is present in the accumulator, the pressure sensor being configured to transmit, to a control unit, signals which are representative of the pressure of the liquid that is present in the accumulator.

US Pat. No. 10,337,576

BRAKE PAD WEAR SENSOR

TRW AUTOMOTIVE U.S. LLC, ...

1. A brake pad wear measuring system for measuring brake pad wear for a vehicle disc brake system, comprising:a first coil excitable to create a first magnetic field, and a first target associated with the first coil, wherein the first coil and the first target are configured for movement relative to each other in response to application of the disc brake system, the relative movement causing the first target to move within the first magnetic field and affect an inductance of the first coil;
a second coil excitable to create a second magnetic field, and a second target associated with the second coil, wherein the second coil and the second target are configured for movement relative to each other in response to application of the disc brake system, the relative movement causing the second target to move within the second magnetic field and affect the inductance of the second coil;
wherein the first coil and the first target are configured so that the inductance of the first coil increases as brake pad wear increases, and wherein the second coil and the second target are configured so that the inductance of the second coil decreases as brake pad wear increases.

US Pat. No. 10,337,561

TRANSMISSION WITH INTEGRATED OVERLOAD PROTECTION FOR A LEGGED ROBOT

Boston Dynamics, Inc., W...

1. A robot comprising:a motor disposed at a joint configured to control motion of a member of the robot;
a transmission including an input member coupled to and configured to rotate with the motor, an intermediate member, and an output member, wherein the input member is configured to engage the intermediate member and rotate within an open annular space defined by the intermediate member, wherein the intermediate member engages the output member, and wherein the intermediate member is fixed such that as the input member rotates, the output member rotates therewith at a different speed;
a pad frictionally coupled to a side surface of the output member of the transmission and coupled to the member of the robot;
a spring configured to apply an axial preload on the pad, wherein the axial preload defines a torque limit that, when exceeded by a torque load on the member of the robot, the output member of the transmission slips relative to the pad; and
an output flexure member disposed between and interfacing with the pad and the spring, wherein the output flexure member is coupled to the member of the robot, and wherein the output flexure is torsionally stiff and axially flexible.

US Pat. No. 10,337,550

CAGE NUT FASTENER AND METHODS FOR TOOL-LESS INSTALLATION OF SAME

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cage nut fastener capable of installation against a frame member without the aid of tools, the cage nut fastener comprising:a spring cage that includes:
a back wall with a wall aperture therethrough;
a cage arm extending in a forward direction from a side of the back wall; and
a lever arm; and
a nut retained within a space defined by the spring cage, and prevented from rotation therein, the nut including a nut aperture therethrough that is generally aligned with the wall aperture of the back wall;
wherein the lever arm includes an extension portion, arranged at a first side of the spring cage and extending in a rearward direction behind the back wall of the spring cage, and a hooking portion, passing behind the back wall from the first side of the spring cage to a second side of the spring cage, opposite the first side, and having a distal end that terminates in front of the nut; and
wherein application of a compression force upon the lever arm, without the aid of tools, manipulates the spring cage to a compressed state that facilitates positioning each of a distal end of the cage arm and the distal end of the hooking portion of the lever arm through an aperture of a frame member so that, upon release of the compression force, the spring cage and the nut are secured against the frame member.

US Pat. No. 10,337,548

CRACK-PROOF SCREW

Kwantex Research Inc., T...

1. A crack-proof wood screw capable of self-tapping into wood, comprising:a head;
a shank axially extending from said head, and having a sharp conical tip;
a thread formed continuously and helically around said shank; and
a helical notch continuously and helically extending along said shank and indented into said shank and said thread, said helical notch being proximal to but spaced apart from said tip, said helical notch being trapezoidal in cross section, and having a notch bottom, an open end opening at an outer peripheral surface of said shank oppositely of said notch bottom, and two opposite notch walls extending divergingly from said notch bottom to said open end, said open end being larger in width than said notch bottom.

US Pat. No. 10,337,517

GAS TRANSFER VACUUM PUMP

Edwards Limited, West Su...

23. A vacuum pump comprising;an inlet,
an outlet,
first and second intersecting members,
a channel member, and
a motor;
wherein the channel member comprises a surface having a helical channel formed thereon, said helical channel being arranged to guide gas molecules from the inlet towards the outlet,
the first and second intersecting members are arranged to intersect the helical channel,
the first and second intersecting members each comprise upstream and downstream surfaces which are free of protrusions,
and
the motor is arranged to cause movement of the first and second intersecting members relative to the channel member such that, during use, the relative movement causes gas molecules to be urged along the helical channel towards the outlet, said first and second intersecting members allowing gas molecules to respectively pass through the first and second intersecting members.

US Pat. No. 10,337,483

ELECTRIC STARTER MOTOR FOR A GAS ENGINE

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. An engine-driven apparatus, comprising:an engine and a power take-off extending from the engine;
a rotatable input shaft coupled to the power take-off, to rotate with the power take-off;
a flywheel fixed to the rotatable input shaft, to rotate with the rotatable input shaft;
a starter gear fixed to an outer surface of the flywheel;
an electric starter motor to couple to and turn the flywheel to start the engine and to decouple from the flywheel after the engine starts;
a primary assembly, operation of which is enabled by using the engine to turn the rotatable input shaft; and
a drive assembly coupled to the starter motor and including:
a drive gear to couple to the flywheel in response to the starter motor starting and to decouple from the flywheel in response to the engine starting, and
a drive spring to cause the drive gear to engage with the starter gear in response to the starter motor starting.

US Pat. No. 10,337,478

FUEL INJECTOR

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LI...

1. A fuel injector comprising:a piston guide section;
a nozzle body;
a barrel section located between the piston guide section and the nozzle body;
a valve needle, movable along a longitudinal axis of the fuel injector, within a bore comprising a piston guide bore section, a bore provided in the barrel section, and a bore provided in the nozzle body, and wherein the valve needle comprises a first end region within the nozzle body, and a second end region within the piston guide section;
a nozzle control valve, for controlling fuel pressure within a control chamber surrounding the second end region of the valve needle, and thereby controlling the magnitude of a force applied to a pressure surface provided at the second end region of the valve needle, by fuel pressure within the control chamber; wherein the valve needle is movable, under the control of the nozzle control valve, between a fully closed position, in which a first surface provided at the first end region of the valve needle is in contact with a first seating region, provided in the nozzle body, and wherein ejection of fuel out of the nozzle body through at least one spray hole is prevented, and a fully open position, wherein a second surface provided at the second end region of the valve needle is in contact with a second seating region provided in the piston guide section, and wherein ejection of fuel out of the nozzle body through the at least one spray hole is enabled; and
a needle motion control means comprising a collar, located in a collar locating section of the bore provided in the nozzle body, the collar allowing a restricted fluid pathway between a first volume of fuel, and a second volume of fuel, located further away from the piston guide section than the first volume of fuel;
wherein the collar locating section comprises a section of the bore provided in the nozzle body, and has a cross-sectional area which is greater than that of a remainder of the bore provided in the nozzle body; and
wherein the collar has a cross sectional area which is greater than that of the bore provided in the barrel section.

US Pat. No. 10,337,457

ROCKET MOTOR WITH ENERGETIC GRAIN HAVING REGION WITH ENERGETIC DISPOSED THEREIN

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.,...

1. A solid propellant, comprising:a first energetic grain layer having a top surface and a bottom surface;
a second energetic grain layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, the second layer on top of the first layer, wherein the bottom surface of the second energetic grain layer partially abuts the top surface of the first energetic grain layer, wherein the bottom surface of the second energetic grain layer and the top surface of the first energetic grain layer define a region there between; and
a powder energetic disposed in the region, wherein the powder energetic is a loose powder.

US Pat. No. 10,337,413

FLOW LIMITER

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A flow limiter comprising a body comprising a fluid intake and a fluid outlet: wherein said body is arranged a fluid circulation pipe comprising a succession of chambers of different cross-sections connected with the fluid intake at a first end and with the fluid outlet at a second end, the pipe having a generally tubular shape, the pipe having a curved bottom so that the pipe does not have any area(s) retaining the fluid circulating in the pipe, the pipe being a succession of assemblies each comprising: a main cylindrical chamber having a first cross-section followed by a first secondary chamber and a cylindrical sprinkler having a second cross-section followed by a second secondary chamber, the main chamber, the sprinkler, the first and second secondary chambers share a common generatrix so that the curved bottom of the pipe is a helical curve.

US Pat. No. 10,337,409

METHOD FOR ASSISTING A TURBOSHAFT ENGINE IN STANDBY OF A MULTIPLE-ENGINE HELICOPTER, AND ARCHITECTURE OF A PROPULSION SYSTEM OF A HELICOPTER COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE TURBOSHAFT ENGINE THAT CAN BE IN STANDBY

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. Architecture of a propulsion system of a multiple-engine helicopter comprising turboshaft engines, each turboshaft engine comprising a gas generator and a free turbine that is rotated by gases from said gas generator,wherein said propulsion system comprises:
at least one turboshaft engine from among said turboshaft engines, referred to as a hybrid turboshaft engine, that is capable of operating in at least one standby mode during a stable flight of the multiple-engine helicopter, the turboshaft engines, referred to as running turboshaft engines, operating alone during this stable flight,
an air turbine that is mechanically connected to said gas generator of said hybrid turboshaft engine,
means for withdrawing pressurized air from the gas generator of a running turboshaft engine,
a duct for routing withdrawn pressurized air to said air turbine such that the air turbine can transform energy from said pressurized air into mechanical energy that drives said gas generator of said hybrid turboshaft engine.

US Pat. No. 10,337,396

PRECHAMBER ASSEMBLY FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Caterpillar Energy Soluti...

1. A prechamber assembly for an internal combustion engine, the prechamber assembly comprising:a prechamber housing with a first prechamber housing portion and a second prechamber housing portion, wherein the first prechamber housing portion and the second prechamber housing portion define a prechamber volume therein,
a prechamber housing wall being defined between an internal surface of the prechamber housing and an external surface of the prechamber housing,
the prechamber housing wall defining a plurality of passages therethrough, each passage of the plurality of passages extending from a passage inlet defined by the internal surface of the prechamber housing to a passage outlet defined by the external surface of the prechamber housing, the prechamber volume being in fluid communication with the external surface of the prechamber housing and a main combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine via each passage; and
a cooling system configured to cool at least one of the first prechamber housing portion and the second prechamber housing portion, based on a flow of a cooling fluid through the cooling system, the cooling system comprising at least one cooling channel defined within the wall of the prechamber housing,
the at least one cooling channel including a loop portion that at least partially surrounds one passage of the plurality of passages about a circumferential direction of the one passage, the circumferential direction of each passage extending circumferentially about a flow direction through each passage,
the loop portion being configured to cool the one passage based on the flow of the cooling fluid through the cooling system,
wherein the at least one cooling channel includes a plurality of loop portions, the loop portion being a first loop portion of the plurality of loop portions, and
wherein the first loop portion is in fluid communication with a second loop portion of the plurality of loop portions via a conduit, the second loop portion being adjacent to the first loop portion about a circumferential direction around the prechamber housing.

US Pat. No. 10,337,380

MIXER FOR A VEHICLE EXHAUST SYSTEM

Faurecia Emissions Contro...

1. A vehicle exhaust system comprising:an outer housing defining an internal cavity surrounding an axis;
an inlet baffle configured to direct engine exhaust gas into the internal cavity;
an injector that is configured to spray a fluid into the internal cavity to mix with engine exhaust gas;
an inner wall spaced radially inward of an inner surface of the outer housing to define a gap, wherein the inner wall has an impingement side facing the axis and a non-impingement side facing the gap; and
at least one heat transfer element positioned within the gap and in contact with at least one of the inner surface of the outer housing and the non-impingement side of the inner wall such that engine exhaust gas is conducted through the gap to directly contact and heat the heat transfer element, the at least one heat transfer element to transfer heat through the inner wall to the impingement side to reduce spray deposit formation.

US Pat. No. 10,337,379

MIXER ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE EXHAUST SYSTEM

FAURECIA EMISSIONS CONTRO...

1. A mixer assembly for a vehicle exhaust component comprising:an outer housing having an inlet area that receives exhaust gas from an upstream exhaust component and an outlet area that directs exhaust gas to a downstream exhaust component, and wherein the outer housing is enclosed at a first end and has the inlet and outlet areas at a second end opposite the first end, and wherein the outer housing includes an outer wall extending between the first and second ends about a periphery of the outer housing; and
a deflector wall to direct exhaust gas from the inlet area to the outlet area, the deflector wall having a portion spaced from the outer wall to define a flow guide path that first directs exhaust gas flow from the inlet area in a first direction against a first portion of the outer wall, then directs exhaust gas flow in a second direction against a second portion of the outer wall that is transverse to the first portion, and then directs exhaust gas flow to the outlet area.

US Pat. No. 10,337,240

WINDOW BLINDS WITH CAPACITOR IN SLATS TO CHARGE SLATS AND CLEAN THE AIR

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A window blind comprising:a headrail;
a plurality of movable slats, each of the slats comprising:
a capacitor, each capacitor comprising:
a first plate and a second plate both positioned on the respective slat; and
a dielectric medium disposed between each first and second plate;
a first switch and a second switch, and
a first battery and a second battery, each comprising:
an anode and a cathode,
wherein the first switch lies along an electrical connection which electrically connects the anode of the first battery to the first plate when the first switch is in a first position, and
wherein the second switch lies along an electrical connection which electrically connects the anode of the second battery to the second plate when the second switch is in a second position.

US Pat. No. 10,337,218

HANDLE MECHANISMS

Arconic Inc., Pittsburgh...

1. A handle mechanism, comprising:a housing having an interior side, an exterior side opposite said interior side, a niche formed in said exterior side, a recess formed in said exterior side at a first end of said niche, and a hole extending through said housing at said recess;
a gear drive having an interior end, an exterior end opposite said interior end, a longitudinal axis extending from said interior end to said exterior end, a peripheral surface, and a gear formed within said peripheral surface, said exterior end being positioned with said hole of said housing and positioned in said recess of said housing, said gear drive being positioned such that said longitudinal axis is perpendicular to said exterior side of said housing;
an inside handle fixed to said interior end of said gear drive;
a button disposed within said gear drive and oriented along said longitudinal axis of said gear drive, said button having an interior end and an exterior end opposite said interior end of said button, said interior end of said button extending through said inside handle, said exterior end of said button extending through said exterior end of said gear drive, said button being slidably movable along said longitudinal axis of said gear drive between a first position and a second position;
a finger fixed to said exterior end of said button;
a handle drive positioned within said exterior end of said gear drive and coaxially with said longitudinal axis of said gear drive, said handle drive being positioned with respect to said gear drive so as to be rotatable relative to said gear drive about said longitudinal axis of said gear drive but constrained from other motion relative to said gear drive by the positioning of said handle drive within said gear drive;
an outside handle fixed to said handle drive such that rotation of one of said outside handle and said handle drive about said longitudinal axis of said gear drive causes corresponding rotation of the other one of said outside handle and said handle drive about said longitudinal axis of said gear drive, said outside handle being movable between a first position, in which said outside handle is positioned within said niche of said housing, and a second position, in which said outside handle is positioned externally of said niche of said housing, wherein when said outside handle is positioned within said niche of said housing, said outside handle is constrained from rotation about said longitudinal axis of said gear drive, thereby correspondingly constraining said handle drive from rotation about said longitudinal axis of said gear drive; and
a spring attached to said button so as to bias said button toward said first position of said button, said spring further being attached to said outside handle so as to bias said outside handle toward said first position of said outside handle, and
wherein, when said button is in its said first position, said finger is engaged with said gear drive and said handle drive such that rotation of one of said gear drive and said handle drive about said longitudinal axis causes corresponding rotation of the other one of said gear drive and said handle drive about said longitudinal axis, thereby allowing said handle mechanism to be operated by rotation of said outside handle, and when said button is in its said second position, said finger is disengaged from said handle drive such that rotation of said gear drive about said longitudinal axis does not cause corresponding rotation of said handle drive about said longitudinal axis, thereby allowing said handle mechanism to be operated by rotation of said inside handle.

US Pat. No. 10,337,199

DRAIN FOR A POOL

Intex Marketing Ltd., To...

1. A pool comprising:at least one wall;
a floor that cooperates with the at least one wall to define a water cavity; and
a floor drain in communication with the water cavity, the floor drain including a drainage conduit having:
an inlet end including a hard socket and a soft rim, the soft rim being fixedly connected to the hard socket and fixedly connected to the floor of the pool;
a first sealing plug removably received in the hard socket of the inlet end;
an outlet end; and
a midsection pipe between the inlet and outlet ends.

US Pat. No. 10,337,176

PLUMBING FITTING HAVING A WATER-CONDUCTING HOSE

Grohe AG, Hemer (DE)

1. A plumbing fitting comprising:a hose connection;
an outlet nipple; and
a housing having an outlet, water being conductible through the outlet from the hose connection to a jet former of the outlet with the aid of a hose,
wherein the hose is insertable into the outlet nipple of the hose connection,
wherein the outlet nipple has a groove extending from an opening in which a seal is disposed for sealing the hose against the outlet nipple,
wherein the groove is at least partially closed by a closing element disposed on an end face of the outlet nipple,
wherein the seal is wedged between an inner wall of the groove and an exterior wall of the hose, such that the seal directly abuts both the inner wall of the groove and the exterior wall of the hose, and
wherein the closing element has a first stop and a second stop, between which a stop of the outlet or a solder sleeve is pivotable in a first gap.

US Pat. No. 10,337,167

COLLECTION TANK

McLaughlin Group, Inc., ...

1. A mobile backfill system for collecting material, comprising:a collection tank comprising a body having
a closed end,
an open end opposite the closed end and having a generally circular periphery,
a central, generally cylindrical section extending between the closed end and the open end, and
a door pivotably connected to the generally cylindrical section so that the door is pivotable about a first axis between a first position, at which the door is spaced from the open end of the generally cylindrical section, and a second position, at which the door seats against the generally circular periphery of the open end, thereby closing the open end, the door having
a dome-shaped panel,
a generally circular periphery of the dome-shaped panel that seats against the generally circular periphery of the open end when the door is in the second position, and
an elongated cross bar rigidly connected to the dome-shaped panel and extending across the dome-shaped panel parallel to the first axis;
a vacuum pump connected to the collection tank that draws an air stream through the collection tank for carrying material into the collection tank; and
two over center linkages, each over center linkage extending between a respective first pivotal connection between the over center linkage and the door and a respective second pivotal connection between the over center linkage and the collection tank body so that each over center linkage is movable, when the door is at the second position, over center to a state at which the over center linkage biases the door into the second position,
wherein the two over center linkages are connected to the door at respective positions on the door so that force applied to the door by the two over center linkages when the door is in the second position is received by the cross bar.