US Pat. No. 10,368,328

ENHANCED MECHANISM OF UPLINK TIME ALIGNMENT MAINTENANCE FOR INTER-ENB CARRIER AGGREGATION

HFI innovation INC., Hsi...

1. A method comprising:detecting an inter-eNB carrier aggregation configuration by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless network with serving cells served by a first and a second base station, wherein each serving cell is configured with an uplink group identifier;
determining a first cell group with a first cell group identifier and a second cell group with a second cell group identifier, wherein the first cell group containing one or more serving cells with the same or different uplink group identifiers served by the first base station and the second cell group with the second cell group identifier containing one or more serving cells with the same or different uplink group identifiers served by the second base station, and wherein the uplink group identifier is associated with a time advancing group and the group identifier is associated with a group TAG, and wherein each TAG associates with the same base station belongs to the same group TAG, and wherein each TAG has a time advance timer (TAT); and
performing uplink alignment, monitoring and management procedures linking to the first or the second cell group identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,368,316

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A base station to serve at least two user equipments (UEs) comprising a first UE and a second UE, and the base station comprising:a processor, configured to obtain power parameters of the first UE and an adjustment parameter ?1,ue1 for a first transmit power, wherein the power parameters of the first UE comprise a UE-specific parameter PA,ue1 of the first UE, a cell-specific parameter PB,ue1 of the first UE, and a reference signal transmit power of the first UE, and the first transmit power is a transmit power of downlink data for the first UE; and
a transmitter, configured to send the power parameters of the first UE and the adjustment parameter ?1,ue1 for the first transmit power to the first UE; wherein
the processor is further configured to:
determine the first transmit power according to the power parameters of the first UE and the adjustment parameter ?1,ue1 for the first transmit power, and
determine ?ue1 according to PA,ue1, PB,ue1, and the adjustment parameter ?1,ue1 for the first transmit power, and determine the first transmit power according to ?ue1 and the reference signal transmit power of the first UE, wherein ?ue1 indicates a ratio of energy per resource element (EPRE) of a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) of the first UE to EPRE of a cell-specific reference signal of the first UE, ?ue1 comprises ?A,ue1 and ?B,ue1, and ?A,ue1 and ?B,ue1 correspond to different orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol indexes of the first UE; and
the transmitter is further configured to send the downlink data for the first UE at the first transmit power.

US Pat. No. 10,368,300

APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR TRANSCEIVERS OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

15. An apparatus for a transceiver in a base station of a mobile communication system, the apparatus comprising:an interface configured to provide transmit signal information; and
a control module configured to
provide, via the interface, synchronization signal information of a synchronization signal to be transmitted on a frequency resource of the mobile communication system, and
provide, via the interface, broadcast signal information comprising symbol information of other signals using the frequency resource,
wherein the symbol information of other signals using the frequency resource comprises at least one of information indicating time alignment or degree of synchronization of the synchronization signal and another synchronization signal transmitted by another transceiver, information indicating a modulation order of symbols potentially interfering with the synchronization signal or another synchronization signal transmitted by another transceiver, or information indicating symbols transmitted on the frequency resource and having a specific pre-coding or modulation.

US Pat. No. 10,368,247

CLOUD DFS SUPER MASTER DETECTOR LOCATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

NETWORK PERFORMANCE RESEA...

11. A method comprising:scanning for a radar signal with a radar detector communicatively coupled to a cloud Dynamic Frequency Selection (“DFS”) super master to generate radar detection results comprising at least information associated with a radio channel that is free of the radar signal;
transmitting the radar detection results of the scan for the radar signal to the cloud DFS super master;
receiving with the cloud DFS super master the radar detection results of the scan for the radar signal from the radar detector;
receiving with the cloud DFS super master geolocation information of a client device communicatively coupled to the radar detector;
integrating with the cloud DFS super master the client device geolocation information with other client device geolocation information pertaining to the client device geolocation information to generate integrated client device geolocation information;
determining with the cloud DFS super master a location for the radar detector based at least on the integrated client device geolocation information; and
determining with the cloud DFS super master the radio channel that is free of the radar signal based at least on the location for the radar detector and the radar detection results of the scan for the radar signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,565

COMMUNICATIONS METHODS AND APPARATUS USING MULTIPLE BEAMS

Charter Communications Op...

1. A method of operating a second wireless communications device, in communications with a first wireless communications device, which uses multiple beams for transmission, the method comprising:receiving signals from the first wireless communications device, said signals being transmitted by the first wireless communications device on a plurality different beams;
generating for each of the different beams on which a signal is received, a channel quality indicator;
prioritizing the beams;
transmitting to the first wireless communications device beam priority information;
receiving signals transmitted by the first wireless communications device using a highest priority beam indicated in the communicated beam priority information;
generating an additional channel quality indicator (CQI) from the received signals for the communications channel corresponding to the highest priority beam;
checking the additional channel quality indicator to confirm it is above a channel quality threshold; and
transmitting a beam confirmation indicator indicating that the highest priority beam is to continue to be used in response to said checking determining that the generated additional channel quality indicator is above said channel quality threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,367,440

SERVO ACTUATOR ID SETTING METHOD

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A servo actuator identity (ID) setting method for a servo actuator controlling system having a master controller and a plurality of servo actuators electrically coupled to the master controller, wherein the master controller comprises a master micro controller unit (MCU) and a plurality of interfaces, each of the plurality of interfaces is electrically coupled to the master MCU via a bus, the plurality of servo actuators are connected in series to one of the plurality of interfaces via a bus; each of the plurality of servo actuators comprises a servo MCU, a first interface, a second interface, a first servo switch, and a second servo switch, the first interface and the second interface are connected via a bus which is electrically coupled to the servo MCU; the first servo switch and the second servo switch are provided on the bus connected between the first interface and the second interface, the first servo switch is electrically coupled between the first interface and the servo MCU, the second servo switch is electrically coupled between the second interface and the servo MCU; a first connection line is provided between the first interface and the first servo switch to electrically couple to the servo MCU, and a second connection line is provided between the second interface and the second servo switch to electrically couple to the servo MCU, the method comprises:broadcasting, by the master controller, a message of replacing an ID of the servo actuator with a default disconnected ID to the plurality of servo actuators;
turning on, by each of the plurality of servo actuators, a servo switch of the servo actuator connected to an input interface in response to the ID of the servo actuator being the default disconnected ID;
turning off, by each of the plurality of servo actuators, the other servo switch of the servo actuator connected to an output interface in response to the ID of the servo actuator being the default disconnected ID, wherein the input interface is one of the first interface and the second interface, the output interface is the other of the first interface and the second interface, the output interface of each of the plurality of servo actuator is connected to the input interface of a next one of the plurality of servo actuators;
repeating the following steps to set IDs of the plurality of servo actuators one by one:
broadcasting, by the master controller, a signal to replace an ID with a target ID;
replacing, by the servo actuator that receives the signal, the ID of the servo actuator with the target ID according to the received signal; and
turning on, by a corresponding servo actuator, the second servo switch of the servo actuator in response to the ID of the servo actuator being not the default disconnected ID.

US Pat. No. 10,367,272

SPRING-LOADED CLAMPING CONNECTION

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A spring-loaded terminal for clamping an electrical conductor, the spring-loaded terminal comprising:at least one clamping spring for clamping the electrical conductor onto the spring-loaded terminal; and
at least one pivotable operating lever for operating the clamping spring,
wherein the operating lever is movable back and forth between an open position, in which a conductor clamping point formed with the clamping spring is open, and a closed position, in which the clamping point is closed, and
wherein the spring-loaded terminal has an operating element that is adapted to be operated by the pivotable operating lever and that is designed as a tension member mounted so as to be essentially linearly movable, through which the clamping point is opened via a tensile force acting on the clamping spring when the operating lever is pivoted into the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,366,478

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OBTAINING A HDR IMAGE BY GRAPH SIGNAL PROCESSING

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method of obtaining a first image representative of a scene, the first image having a first dynamic range, the method comprising:obtaining a plurality of second images representative of said scene, the second images having a second dynamic range that is lower than the first dynamic range;
for a second image of said plurality of second images, identifying at least one first pixel of a first block of pixels having a first pixel value greater than a first threshold value or less than a second threshold value;
retrieving a second pixel in another second image of said plurality of second images corresponding to said at least one first pixel;
in a second block of pixels comprising said second pixel, determining weighting values representative of similarity between said second pixel and the other pixels of said second block; and
obtaining said first image by assigning a second pixel value to said at least one first pixel, the second pixel value being obtained from said weighting values and first values associated with pixels of said first block of pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,366,245

GREEN POWER FOR DENSE LARGE NETWORKS (PROXY TABLE SCALING)

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. Method for managing proxy device assignment in a wireless communication network characterized in that proxy devices in the wireless communication network operate as relay devices forwarding signals from a resource restricted device to at least one destination device, the method comprising:dividing an identifier space available to the resource restricted device into at least two parts, and
assigning at least one of the at least two parts of the identifier space to at least one proxy device of the wireless communication network wherein the proxy device assigned to the at least one of the at least two parts of the identifier space is responsible for at least selected tasks associated with forwarding signals related to the resource restricted device comprising an identifier falling within the first part of the identifier space.

US Pat. No. 10,366,192

NETWORK SYNTHESIS DESIGN OF MICROWAVE ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTERS

Resonant Inc., Santa Bar...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium for designing a multiband filter of a duplexer used in the front-end of a telecommunications system, the medium having stored thereon instructions that, when executed by a processing device, cause the processing device to:generate an initial circuit structure comprising a desired number and type of circuit elements, wherein the circuit elements are selected based on a desired one or more frequency response requirements;
generate an initial circuit design by at least mapping the frequency response requirements of the initial circuit structure into normalized space, selecting a lossless circuit response in the form of a polynomial ratio and calculating mapped and normalized circuit element values in the initial circuit structure using a circuit synthesis technique;
generate an acoustic filter circuit design by at least performing a transformation on the initial circuit design, wherein the transformation comprises dividing the initial circuit design into multiple sub-set circuit designs;
generate a pre-optimized circuit design by at least unmapping one or more circuit elements of the acoustic filter circuit design into real space and introducing parasitic effects; and
communicate the pre-optimized circuit design to a filter optimizer that generates a final circuit design comprising a plurality of resonators, wherein a first resonator exhibits a high resonant frequency, a second resonator demonstrates a low resonant frequency and the difference between the low resonant frequency and the high resonant frequency is at least 1.25 times the average frequency separation of the resonators.

US Pat. No. 10,366,048

METHOD OF PERFORMING AUTOMATIC COMMISSIONING OF A NETWORK

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method of performing automatic commissioning of a network comprising a plurality of network devices for lighting a building, wherein the devices are realised to exchange data packets, which method comprises the steps of:receiving an installation plan for the network, which installation plan comprises a physical location descriptor for devices of the network, wherein each device is characterised by a device identifier;
installing, or having installed, power and data cables for the plurality of network devices and wherein the plurality of network devices includes at least two or more of a light or luminaire, light switch, light sensor and thermostat according to the installation plan;
issuing broadcast commends for a predetermine time to each device to broadcast data packets to other devices;
accumulating, during the predetermine time by each device, network descriptive information based on communication information related to data packets exchanged between the devices, wherein the network descriptive information identifies neighboring devices for each device of the network and includes one or more of a list of sending/receiving device port identifiers, forwarding tables, connectivity tables, traceroute time results, and ping time results;
analysing the accumulated network descriptive information from each device to deduce a network topology of the entire network by estimating distances between each device using the network descriptive information;
allocating a physical location descriptor to each device identifier in the network topology by comparing the network topology to the installation plan, by pairing a device identifier with a physical location descriptor by deduction;
grouping devices based on their physical locations or function,
commissioning the network by providing the device identifiers, physical location descriptors and groups to a control system to control a device, and
controlling the network based on the device identifiers and physical location descriptors.

US Pat. No. 10,365,127

DATA LOGGING DEVICE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A portable system for logging sensor data and creating energy consumption patterns in an area comprising:a low-power and/or low accuracy clock; and
a processor in communication with a memory, the processor;
receiving data items from each of a plurality of sensors;
associating a time stamp generated by the low-power and/or low accuracy clock with each data item received from each of the plurality of sensors;
storing the received data items for a predetermined period of time; and
processing the stored data items to determine a high accuracy clock time stamp for each of the stored data items, wherein determining said high accuracy clock time stamp comprises:
determining a time usage pattern of the area during a period of receiving the data items;
approximating a correction of the time-stamp associated with the low-power and/or low accuracy clock based on the time usage pattern;
determining an occupancy pattern during a period of receiving the data items;
refining the correction based on the occupancy pattern associated with a second known time usage pattern; and
applying the correction to the time-stamp associated with the low-power and/or low accuracy of the stored data.

US Pat. No. 10,365,074

MULTI-PIECE POLYMER AMMUNITION CARTRIDGE

True Velocity IP Holdings...

1. A polymeric ammunition cartridge having a 2 piece case comprising:an primer insert comprising a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a substantially cylindrical coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, a primer flash hole aperture positioned in the primer recess to extend through the bottom surface, and a groove positioned around the primer flash hole aperture in the primer recess;
a polymeric middle body comprising a polymeric body extending from a body coupling over at least a portion of the primer insert, wherein the polymeric body is molded over the cylindrical coupling element and into the primer flash hole aperture and into the groove to form a primer flash hole; and
a polymer nose comprising
a generally cylindrical neck having a projectile aperture at a first end;
an outer shoulder surface that extends from the generally cylindrical neck;
an outer shoulder angle defined by the angle between the outer shoulder surface and the generally cylindrical neck;
an inner shoulder surface on the inside of the polymer nose opposite the outer shoulder surface;
an inner shoulder angle defined relative to the outer shoulder surface;
a nose junction formed at the shoulder, wherein the nose junction comprises a groove in the outer shoulder surface connected to an outer skirt surface that extends from the groove to a skirt tip, wherein the outer skirt surface and the inner shoulder surface meet at the skirt tip, wherein a skirt angle is formed between the groove and the outer skirt surface is between 40 and 140 degrees, wherein the nose junction and the skirt are adapted to mate to the body coupling.

US Pat. No. 10,364,959

LIGHTING DEVICE AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting device comprising:a housing comprising a light emission window and, opposite thereto, a reflector,
a planar carrier between the light emission window and the reflector, the planar carrier being light transmissive and comprising, at least on a side facing the reflector, a grid of a plurality of light sources,
the plurality of light sources comprising a first group of first light sources and a second group of second light sources, wherein each of the first light sources has a respective first emission orientation in a respective first direction away from the reflector, and each of the second light sources has a respective second emission orientation to issue light towards the reflector, wherein the light issued by the second light sources, after reflection by the reflector, is redirected substantially into the respective first direction, wherein the first light sources alternate with the second light sources on the grid.

US Pat. No. 10,364,863

ARRANGEMENT FOR FASTENING A POWER ELECTRONIC DEVICE SUCH AS A FREQUENCY CONVERTER

Vacon Oy, Vaasa (FI)

1. An arrangement for fastening, at multiple fastening points, a frequency converter to a base susceptible to vibration, at least a portion of which fastening points are vibration-damped, and which fastening points are on two opposite sides of the frequency converter, wherein there are at least two fastening points on each of two opposite sides of the frequency converter, wherein fastening points on one side are damped while fastening points on the other side are undamped.

US Pat. No. 10,364,837

DUAL-SHAFT SYNCHRONOUS TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND TRANSMISSION MODULE

FIRST DOME CORPORATION, ...

1. A dual-shaft synchronous transmission device, comprising:a hinge structure including:
a first shaft having a longitudinal direction; and
a second shaft parallel to the first shaft, wherein the second shaft is configured to rotate by taking the first shaft to be a rotation axis;
a carrier fixed on the first shaft and having a track slot;
a driving structure sleeved at the first shaft and configured to be driven by the second shaft to rotate with respect to the first shaft; wherein an annularly guiding slot is formed on an outer surface of the driving structure, and the guiding slot has a slot bottom, a first flange connected to an end of the slot bottom, and a second flange connected to an opposite end of the slot bottom,
wherein the first flange and the second flange face to each other; the first flange has a first hill-shaped edge, the second flange has two second hill-shaped edges, when the first hill-shaped edge is orthogonally projected onto the second flange in a direction parallel to the longitudinal direction to form a projecting region, the projecting region is located between the two second hill-shaped edges; and
a linkage assembly including;
a linking member having an annular shape and sleeved at the slot bottom of the guiding slot, wherein the linking member is configured to be driven by at least one of the first flange and the second flange to move in the longitudinal direction with respect to the driving structure;
a first connecting rod connected to the linking member and movably installed on the carrier, wherein the first connecting rod is configured to move in the longitudinal direction with respect to the carrier; and
a second connecting rod pivotally connected to the carrier and having a column inserted into the track slot, wherein the second connecting rod is linked to the first connecting rod, and the first connecting rod is configured to drive the second connecting rod to rotate with respect to the carrier for moving the column in the track slot,
wherein the linking member includes a ring portion sleeved at the slot bottom of the guiding slot and a guiding portion extended from the ring portion, the guiding portion is configured to be driven by at least one of the first flange and the second flange to move the linking member with respect to the driving structure.

US Pat. No. 10,363,697

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A CONVEYOR FOR HOLLOW BODIES THROUGH A HEATING STATION AND ASSOCIATED CONVEYOR

SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS, Oc...

1. A method for controlling a conveyor (20) of hollow bodies (12) through a heating station (14) for an installation (10) for producing containers of thermoplastic material, comprising:a heating tunnel (18) defining a heating path;
the conveyor (20) comprising at least one moving track (22), each of the at least one moving track forming one closed circuit, the conveyor further comprising a plurality of shuttles (24) associated with said at least one moving track, each of the shuttles of the associated plurality of shuttles being structured to travel along said at least one moving track (22) and to carry at least one hollow body (12), each shuttle (24) being controlled individually in movement along the closed circuit, independently from the other shuttles of the plurality of shuttles, the at least one moving track (22) having a heating section (22B) for the conveying of the hollow bodies (12) along the heating path;
an input device (32) for the hollow bodies (12) to be heated that brings the hollow bodies (12) to a loading section (22A) of the at least one moving track (22) for their loading on the shuttles (24), two successive shuttles (24) traveling with a first determined input separation (E1) on the loading section (22A);
an output device (38) for the hot hollow bodies (12) that recovers the hollow bodies (12) carried on the shuttles (24) that travel on an off-loading section (22C) of the at least one moving track (22);
wherein the two successive shuttles (24) traveling on the off-loading section (22C) are spaced by a determined output separation (E3) that is different from the first input separation (E1).

US Pat. No. 10,363,594

DIE CUSHION APPARATUS OF PRESS MACHINE AND DIE CUSHION CONTROLLING METHOD

AIDA ENGINEERING, LTD., ...

1. A die cushion apparatus of a press machine, the press machine including an upper die mounted to a slide, a lower die mounted to a bed, and a blank holding plate disposed between the upper die and the lower die and mounted to a cushion pad, the die cushion apparatus comprising:multiple cushion pad raising and lowering devices configured to raise and lower the cushion pad by separately-controllable multiple driving shafts;
a die cushion position instructing unit configured to output position instruction values for instructing positions of the multiple cushion pad raising and lowering devices in a raising and lowering direction, the position instruction values including standby position instruction values for at least holding the cushion pad at a standby position, and outputting the standby position instruction values after knocking out a product from the press machine;
multiple die cushion position detecting devices configured to detect the position of the cushion pad corresponding to the position for each driving shaft of the multiple cushion pad raising and lowering devices, and output position detection values indicating the detected positions;
an information acquiring device configured to acquire information regarding inclination of the cushion pad based on the position detection values outputted from the multiple die cushion position detecting devices in a duration of a die cushion force control of the press machine;
an offset adjusting device configured to offset the position instruction values including the standby position instruction values outputted from the die cushion position instructing unit based on the multiple position detection values outputted from the multiple die cushion position detecting devices to affect the acquired inclination of the cushion pad at the standby position; and
a controlling device configured to separately control the multiple cushion pad raising and lowering devices based on the position instruction values outputted from the die cushion position instructing unit, and on the multiple position detection values outputted from the multiple die cushion position detecting devices, the controlling device configured to move the cushion pad to the standby position based on the offset standby position instruction values outputted from the die cushion position instructing unit after knocking out the product,
wherein the offset adjusting device offsets the standby position values based on the information regarding inclination of the cushion pad acquired from the information acquiring device to allow the cushion pad to be inclined in the standby position to be parallel with lower faces of the upper die mounted to the slide of the press machine.

US Pat. No. 10,362,898

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A CONVEYOR OVEN

The Middleby Corporation,...

1. A conveyor oven comprising:an oven chamber in which food is cooked;
a conveyor moveable to convey the food through the oven chamber;
a gas burner to generate heat for the oven chamber, wherein the gas burner has a variable heat output and a combustion airflow rate;
a main blower for circulating air within the oven chamber, wherein the main blower has variable speeds;
a combustion blower that provides air to the gas burner, wherein the combustion blower has variable speeds; and
a controller configured to:
control the variable heat output and the combustion airflow rate of the gas burner,
control the speeds of the main blower and the combustion blower, and
activate or increase the speed of the combustion blower when there is a decrease in the speed of the main blower and decrease the speed of the combustion blower or turn the combustion blower off when the speed of the main blower is sufficient to maintain a burner flame without assistance of the combustion blower.

US Pat. No. 10,368,445

MULTILAYER RIGID FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A multilayer rigid flexible printed circuit board comprising:a flexible film comprising a first circuit pattern on one or both surfaces, and having an area corresponding to a rigid region and a flexible region of the multilayer rigid flexible printed circuit board, the first circuit pattern comprising a first portion in the flexible region and a second portion in the rigid region;
a first insulating layer disposed on the flexible film in the flexible region to cover the first portion of the first circuit pattern and having an extension portion extending into the flexible film in the rigid region;
a copper pattern positioned at the rigid region of the flexible film and disposed on the extension portion of the first insulating layer; and
a second insulating layer disposed on and in contact with the flexible film in the rigid region, covering the copper pattern, and comprising a second circuit pattern,
wherein the copper pattern is physically isolated from the first circuit pattern and the second circuit pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,368,436

CONDUCTOR PAD FOR FLEXIBLE CIRCUITS AND FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT INCORPORATING THE SAME

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A conductor pad comprising:a first contact region;
a second contact region; and
a body portion configured to establish a conductive path between the first contact region and the second contact region, the body portion comprising conductive material having a perimeter edge, the perimeter edge comprising:
a first convex segment;
a second convex segment;
a first non-convex segment disposed between the first convex segment and the second convex segment;
a third convex segment;
a second non-convex segment disposed between the second convex segment and the third convex segment;
a fourth convex segment; and
a third non-convex segment disposed between the third convex segment and the fourth convex segment;
wherein the second convex segment defines an outermost edge of the perimeter edge at a distance H2 from the horizontal axis, wherein the fourth convex segment has a fourth convex segment outermost edge at a distance H4 from the horizontal axis, and wherein the distance H2 is greater than the distance H4.

US Pat. No. 10,368,434

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A DISPLAY DEVICE COMPRISING A GROOVE FORMED OUTSIDE A TERMINAL

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A manufacturing method of a display device, the manufacturing method comprising:disposing a base substrate on a supporting substrate having a top surface;
forming a display region and a terminal over a second top surface of the base substrate, the second top surface of the base substrate overlapping the top surface, so that the terminal is sandwiched between the display region and a side surface of the base substrate;
dividing the supporting substrate and then removing a part of the base substrate in a region between the side surface and the terminal so as to form a trench at the second top surface of the base and to expose the supporting substrate;
connecting a connector to the terminal using an anisotropic conductive film after forming the trench; and
separating the supporting substrate from the base substrate after connecting the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,368,433

MULTI-LAYER CIRCUIT MEMBER WITH REFERENCE PLANES AND GROUND LAYER SURROUNDING AND SEPARATING CONDUCTIVE SIGNAL PADS

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. A multi-layer circuit member comprising:a first layer formed of a conductive material, the first layer including a plurality of signal pads and a first reference plane spaced apart from the plurality of signal pads, the first reference plane including an outer region surrounding the plurality of signal pads and an inner region separating the plurality of signal pads; a second layer formed of a conductive material, the second layer including a plurality of signal conductors and a second reference plane spaced apart from the plurality of signal conductors, the second reference plane including an outer region surrounding the plurality of signal conductors and an inner region separating the plurality of signal conductors;
a ground layer forms at least two corresponding neighboring grounding pads and disposed at a side of the second layer opposite from the first layer;
a plurality of dielectric layers separating the first layer, the second layer, and the ground layer; and
a plurality of conductive vias connecting the plurality of signal conductors to corresponding signal pads and connecting the first reference plane of the first layer to the second reference plane of the second layer and the ground layer;
wherein the plurality of signal pads are arranged in two rows;
wherein said two corresponding neighboring grounding pads have between a connection section extending along an oblique direction perpendicular to both the transverse direction and the longitudinal direction;
wherein one of said dielectric layers covers the first layer with opening exposing the corresponding signal pads and grounding pads while veiling the connecting section between the two neighboring grounding pads; and
wherein a first grounding plane forms at least three corresponding neighboring grounding pads between every two neighboring signal pads, and said three corresponding neighboring grounding pads commonly form a Y-shaped structure with two said connecting sections.

US Pat. No. 10,368,418

DISPLAY UNIT, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A display unit, comprising:a drive substrate, and
a plurality of light emitting devices provided on the drive substrate,
wherein the light emitting devices include a first light emitting device including a first electrode and a second electrode, a second light emitting device including a third electrode and the second electrode, and a third light emitting device including a fourth electrode and the second electrode,
wherein the first light emitting device includes a first light emission region, the second light emitting device includes a second light emission region, and the third light emitting device includes a third light emission region,
wherein an insulating film has a first opening in the first light emission region, a second opening in the second light emission region and a third opening in the third emission region,
wherein the insulating film is located between the first electrode and the second electrode, the third electrode and the second electrode and the fourth electrode and the second electrode,
wherein a first angle is formed between a top surface of the first electrode and a first side surface of the insulating film in a cross sectional view,
wherein a second angle is formed between a top surface of the second electrode and a second side surface of the insulating film in the cross sectional view,
wherein a third angle is formed between a top surface of the third electrode and a third side surface of the insulating film in the cross sectional view,
wherein the third angle is different from the first angle and the second angle, and
wherein a shape of the first opening, a shape of the second opening and a shape of the third opening are different.

US Pat. No. 10,368,412

LED DRIVER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A circuit, comprising:a switch control circuit having a switch control output, a switch control input and a loop control input, the switch control output adapted to be coupled to a control node of a first switch in parallel with a light emitting diode (LED), the loop control input adapted to be coupled to an output node of the first switch, and the switch control circuit configured to: responsive to a signal at the switch control input, generate a first control signal at the switch control output based on whether a current through the first switch is above a threshold;
a switch driver having a driver output and a driver input, the driver output adapted to be coupled to a control node of a second switch in series with an inductor and the first switch, the driver input adapted to be coupled to the output node of the first switch, and the switch driver configured to generate a second control signal at the driver output based on whether the current through the first switch is above the threshold; and
a comparator having a comparator output and first and second comparator inputs, the comparator output adapted to be coupled to the switch control input, the first comparator input adapted to be coupled to a photosensitive device, the second comparator input adapted to be coupled to a reference node, and the comparator configured to generate a signal at the comparator output based on a magnitude of a signal at the first comparator input relative to a magnitude of a signal at the second comparator input, the signal at the first comparator input being indicative of light detected by the photosensitive device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,402

MICROWAVE HEATING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A MICROWAVE HEATING DEVICE

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A microwave heating device, comprising:a heating chamber which is designed to receive at least one product to be heated;
a microwave generating system designed to generate microwaves and including at least two radiating portions that are adapted to radiate microwaves to the heating chamber, a radiated power being associated with the radiated microwaves and, in use, a share of radiated power being reflected by the heating chamber; and
a control unit;the microwave generating system being configured to radiate, via the at least two radiating portions, respective microwaves having a same frequency and different phases, wherein one of the radiating portions can be taken as a reference radiating portion and the microwaves radiated by the other radiating portion(s) can have respective phase shift(s) from the microwaves radiated by the reference radiating portion, the frequency value and the phase shift value(s) defining an operational configuration of the microwave generating system, an energy efficiency being associated with each operational configuration, the energy efficiency being inversely related to a ratio of reflected power over radiated power;the control unit being configured to operate the microwave generating system and to change the frequency and the phase shift(s) of the microwaves radiated by the microwave generating system;the control unit being configured to obtain data of energy efficiency, as a function of operational configurations, relating to the at least one product to be heated;the control unit being configured to run a selection procedure, in which:for each frequency in the obtained data of energy efficiency, data of energy efficiency are processed to calculate an efficiency difference and/or an efficiency standard deviation at that frequency, wherein, for the calculation of the efficiency difference, an operational configuration with a maximum energy efficiency and an operational configuration with a minimum energy efficiency at that frequency are singled out and the efficiency difference is calculated as the difference between the maximum energy efficiency and the minimum energy efficiency, and wherein, for the calculation of the efficiency standard deviation, a mean value of energy efficiency at that frequency is calculated and the standard deviation of energy efficiency at that frequency from the mean value is calculated;
an operating frequency is selected, being the frequency value that optimizes a mathematical function that includes efficiency difference and/or efficiency standard deviation at the same frequency;
a reference operational configuration is selected, being the operational configuration with the maximum energy efficiency at the selected operating frequency;
a plurality of operational configurations are chosen, each one having the selected operating frequency and respective phase shift(s) that are chosen around the corresponding phase shift(s) of the reference operational configuration;the control unit being configured to run a heating procedure, in which the microwave generating system is sequentially operated in said plurality of operational configurations chosen in the selection procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,368,381

METHOD FOR TERMINAL TO ESTABLISH MULTI-LINKS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for establishing multiple links through relay user equipments (UEs) by an UE which is out of coverage in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a radio resource control (RRC) connection request to a temporary relay UE having a highest device-to-device (D2D) signal quality among relay UEs located adjacent to the UE;
receiving, from the temporary relay UE, an RRC connection setup indicating a first base station (BS) that will provide a serving link to the UE and a second BS that will provide a replacement link to the UE among BSs to which the relay UEs are connected;
establishing the serving link through a first relay UE by transmitting an RRC connection complete message to the first relay UE connected to the first BS among the relay UEs; and
establishing the replacement link, where unicast data transmission and reception is inactivated, through a second relay UE connected to the second BS among the relay UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,368,379

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE TRANSMISSION PATTERNS

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A method for use in a first wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:determining a base pattern length to use for device to device (D2D) communication directly with a second WTRU based on at least a transmission configuration, wherein the base pattern length comprises a number of subframes;
selecting, based on an indication from a network, a base pattern having the determined base pattern length, wherein the base pattern comprises one or more transmission opportunities in the number of subframes; and
transmitting one or more data packets to the second WTRU in at least one of the one or more transmission opportunities of the base pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,368,369

ALTERNATION BETWEEN COMMUNICATION USING CSMA/CA AND OFDMA

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for an access point of a wireless communication network, the method comprising:the access point alternating between communication using orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) and communication using carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA); and
during communication using OFDMA, alternating between uplink communication and downlink communication, wherein
each time period between an end of uplink communication and a start of downlink communication has a duration that is smaller than a time period threshold,
each time period between an end of downlink communication and a start of uplink communication has a duration that is smaller than the time period threshold, and
the time period threshold is smaller than or equal to a minimum time period required for any of a plurality of second wireless communication devices to acquire access to communication with the access point using CSMA/CA,
wherein the access point is configured to use a communication channel resource to communicate with a plurality of first wireless communication devices using OFDMA and to communicate with the plurality of second wireless communication devices using CSMA/CA, wherein the communication channel resource comprises a bandwidth of frequencies dividable into a plurality of sub-carriers for OFDMA.

US Pat. No. 10,368,363

UPLINK DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting, by a first user equipment (UE), uplink (UL) data in an unlicensed band in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from an evolved NodeB (eNB), UL scheduling information on a cell operating in an unlicensed band;
sensing whether a channel of the cell is in an idle state based on the energy of one or more signals;
receiving, from the eNB, clear channel assessment (CCA) configuration information for detecting a first reservation signal transmitted by a second UE co-scheduled with the first UE for a UL multi-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO) transmission;
detecting the first reservation signal based on the CCA configuration;
cancelling the detected first reservation signal among the one or more signals,
transmitting, to the eNB, a second reservation signal when the channel is in the idle state; and
transmitting, to the eNB, the UL data on the channel based on the UL scheduling information,
wherein a sequence of the second reservation signal is determined based on a predetermined layer index and a value of a cyclic shift field within the UL scheduling information, and
wherein a sequence of the first reservation signal is determined based on a layer index other than the predetermined layer index and the value of the cyclic shift field within the uplink scheduling information.

US Pat. No. 10,368,362

CONFIGURATION OF TRANSMISSION ORDER OF UPLINK DATA

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for configuring transmission order of uplink data, the method being performed by a radio equipment controller (REC) of an access node, the REC having a radio equipment controller—radio equipment (REC-RE) interface to a radio equipment (RE) of the access node, the method comprising:providing instructions to the RE specifying how to prioritize a transmission order of uplink data, wherein the uplink data is received by the RE on a radio interface and is to be transmitted from the RE to the REC on said REC-RE interface, thereby configuring the transmission order, wherein the instructions are based on a criterion for maintaining a service associated with the uplink data; and
receiving, from the RE, a transmission of the uplink data on the REC-RE interface.

US Pat. No. 10,368,350

CONCURRENT MINI-SLOT BASED AND SLOT BASED TRANSMISSIONS TO A SINGLE DEVICE

1. A method, comprising:generating, by a network device comprising a processor, a first transport block from first logical channels scheduled for a slot based transmission and a second transport block from second logical channels scheduled for a mini-slot based transmission;
transmitting, by the network device, first data via a first control channel indicating the slot based transmission for a device and second data via a second control channel indicating the mini-slot based transmission for the device, wherein a first length of the slot based transmission comprises a defined number of symbols and a second length of the mini-slot based transmission comprises some of the defined number of symbols; and
transmitting, by the network device, the slot based transmission and the mini-slot based transmission, wherein the slot based transmission and the mini-slot based transmission are logically separate transmissions that are scheduled to be concurrent transmissions for the device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,322

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION POWER ADJUSTMENT IN A WIRELESS DEVICE

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, at least one control message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells grouped into a plurality of cell groups comprising a first cell group and a second cell group, wherein:
uplink transmission timing associated with the first cell group is based on a first cell of the first cell group; and
uplink transmission timing associated with the second cell group is based on a second cell of the second cell group;
determining a transmission power of a transmission comprising a first signal in a first subframe of the first cell group and a second signal in a second subframe of the second cell group, wherein a time overlap is associated with the first signal in the first subframe and the second signal in the second subframe;
responsive to the time overlap satisfying a duration threshold and the transmission power exceeding a power threshold, dropping or adjusting a power of one of the first signal or the second signal; and
transmitting at least one of the first signal via the first cell group or the second signal via the second cell group.

US Pat. No. 10,368,303

MULTI-CHANNEL RF SYSTEM WITH OFF-CHANNEL SCANNING

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A radiofrequency system comprising:a plurality of transceivers providing a plurality of channels; and
circuitry configured to perform off-channel functions; wherein:
a first subset of the plurality of channels performs radiofrequency communication functions; and
a second subset of the plurality of channels provides signals for the off-channel functions; and
the circuitry configured to perform the off-channel functions scans available communications channels for interference, and includes memory that stores identifications of interference-free channels, and, upon detection of interference on a channel in use in the first subset of the plurality of channels, selects one of the interference-free channels whose identification is stored, for use in the first subset of the plurality of channels.

US Pat. No. 10,368,298

TRANSFER OF AGREEMENTS BETWEEN WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for a wireless station device, the apparatus comprising:memory and processing circuitry to configure the device to communicate with other station devices (STAs) in a wireless network as a first access point (AP) belonging to an extended service set (ESS);
wherein the processing circuitry is to:
decode a probe, association, or reassociation request frame from a STA previously associated with a second AP belonging to the ESS;
decode a previous agreement between the previously associated STA and the second AP; and,
encode a probe, association, or reassociation response frame to send to the previously associated STA that is further encoded with an agreement element indicating whether or not the previous agreement is to remain in effect.

US Pat. No. 10,367,900

PRESENCE NOTIFICATIONS

Metaswitch Networks Ltd.,...

1. A method for operating a presence service to provide presence information on behalf of a first telecommunications device, the method comprising:creating a virtual presence notification roster on behalf of the first telecommunications device upon determining that the first telecommunications device does not take part in presence notification, the first telecommunications device being coupled to a first telecommunications server;
receiving, by the presence service and from the first telecommunications server, a status notification comprising a status indication for the first telecommunications device;
generating and storing presence data based at least in part on the status indication;
receiving, by the presence service and from a second telecommunications device, a subscription to presence information for the first telecommunications device;
sending, by the presence service, a presence notification to the second telecommunications device comprising presence information for the first telecommunications device based at least in part on the status indication;
receiving, by the presence service, a message from the first telecommunications device for participating in presence notification; and
replacing the virtual presence notification roster created on behalf of the first telecommunications device with a normal presence notification roster for the first telecommunications device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,892

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AGGREGATING COMMUNICATION CONNECTIONS

WHATSAPP INC., Menlo Par...

1. A method, comprising:receiving an alert message at a client device from a communication system, the alert message indicating that a communication for the client device has been received at the communication system from a second client device;
opening a messaging application on the client device in response to the alert message;
connecting the client device to the communication system at an address included in the alert message; and
receiving the communication via the connection, wherein the address included in the alert message is the address of a communication server connected to the second client device that sent the communication to the communication system;
wherein the alert message is received when the client device is off-line from the communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,367,622

DEACTIVATION TIMER IN BASE STATION AND WIRELESS DEVICE

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device from a base station, at least one message comprising:
configuration parameters of a plurality of cells comprising a plurality of secondary 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 the base station; and
a secondary PUCCH group comprising a PUCCH secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH transmitted to the base station; and
a deactivation timer value for a deactivation timer of the PUCCH secondary cell;
restarting the deactivation timer of the PUCCH secondary cell in response to:
a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) on any secondary cell, other than the PUCCH secondary cell, in the secondary PUCCH group indicating an uplink grant or a downlink assignment; or
a PDCCH on a cell scheduling any secondary cell, other than the PUCCH secondary cell, in the secondary PUCCH group indicating an uplink grant or a downlink assignment for any secondary cell, other than the PUCCH secondary cell, in the secondary PUCCH group; and
deactivating the PUCCH secondary cell if the deactivation timer expires.

US Pat. No. 10,367,508

CONFIGURABLE LINEAR ACCELERATOR TRIGGER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Varex Imaging Corporation...

1. A system, comprising:a first control logic configured to receive a first trigger and generate a second trigger in response to the first trigger, the second trigger having a delay relative to the first trigger of a configurable number of cycles of a counter of the first control logic;
a second control logic configured to receive the second trigger and generate a third trigger in response to the second trigger, the third trigger having a delay relative to the second trigger of a configurable number of cycles of a counter of the second control logic;
a third control logic configured to receive the second trigger and generate a fourth trigger in response to the second trigger, the fourth trigger having a delay relative to the second trigger of a configurable number of cycles of a counter of the third control logic;
a particle power source including the second control logic and configured to generate a particle power signal in response to the third trigger;
a radio frequency (RF) power source including the third control logic and configured to generate an RF power signal in response to the fourth trigger;
a particle source configured to generate a particle beam in response to the particle power signal;
a RF source configured to generate an RF signal in response to the RF power signal; and
an accelerator structure configured to accelerate the particle beam in response to the RF signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,486

HIGH SPEED ON-CHIP PRECISION BUFFER WITH SWITCHED-LOAD REJECTION

Linear Technology Holding...

1. A buffer system having an output for driving a switched load and an input for receiving a switching signal that represents a presence or an absence of the switched load, wherein the switching signal is generated by the switched load or another circuit driving or monitoring the switched load, the buffer system comprising:an error amplifier configured to generate an error signal output responsive to a difference between a reference voltage and a voltage at the output; and
a main buffer configured to receive and buffer the error signal output from the error amplifier and deliver the buffered error signal output to the output of the buffer system,
wherein, in a closed loop configuration, the output of the main buffer is switchably coupled to the error amplifier in response to the switching signal indicating the absence of a load change, and
wherein, in an open loop configuration, the output of the main buffer is switchably decoupled from the error amplifier in response to the switching signal indicating the presence of the load change.

US Pat. No. 10,367,244

USE OF ELECTRICAL POWER MULTIPLICATION FOR POWER SMOOTHING IN POWER DISTRIBUTION

CPG Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A system for power smoothing in power distribution, comprising:a power multiplying network comprising a multiply-connected, velocity inhibiting circuit constructed from a number of lumped-elements; and
wherein the power multiplying network is coupled to a power distribution network, the power multiplying network being configured to store power from and supply power to the power distribution network.

US Pat. No. 10,367,049

ELECTRO-OPTICAL ELEMENT INTEGRATING AN ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DIODE AND AN ORGANIC TRANSISTOR FOR MODULATING SAID DIODE

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. An electrooptic element having an organic light-emitting diode and an organic semiconductor modulation transistor for modulating the organic light emitting diode (OLED), said OLED and said organic semiconductor modulation transistor being bonded to one and the same substrate,said modulation transistor comprising:
a gate electrode disposed on the substrate;
a transparent isolating layer disposed over the gate electrode and the entire substrate;
a gap formed in a doped semiconductor material layer disposed over said transparent isolating layer, said gap forming an active zone; and
a layer of organic semiconductor material positioned over the doped semiconductor material layer and filling the gap to form the active zone, said layer of organic semiconductor material having a boss configured to separate an EL layer of the OLED to prevent colors from mixing during fabrication of an image display panel using the electrooptic elements.

US Pat. No. 10,366,822

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING WINGED COIL STRUCTURE

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A method of manufacturing a winged coil structure for providing a function of magnetic induction and a flexible and bendable feature, comprising:preparing an upper flexible plate having a middle region and two side regions bordering the middle region, and provided with at least one upper magnetic induction coil, at least one upper connection pad, and at least one connection plug, the at least one upper magnetic induction coil and the at least one upper connection pad being electrically connected and embedded in the middle region of the upper flexible plate and close to an upper surface of the upper flexible plate, the at least one connection plug being provided on the lower surface of the middle region of the upper flexible plate and attached to a bottom of the corresponding upper connection pad;
preparing a dielectric layer with a lateral size of the dielectric layer being the same as a lateral size of the middle region of the upper flexible plate;
preparing a lower flexible plate having a middle region and two side regions bordering the middle region, and provided with at least one lower magnetic induction coil and at least one lower connection pad, the at least one lower magnetic induction coil and the at least one lower connection pad being electrically connected and embedded in the middle region of the lower flexible plate and close to a lower surface of the lower flexible plate; and
performing a process of thermal pressing to sequentially from bottom to top stack and combine the lower flexible plate, the dielectric layer, and the upper flexible plate as a multiple layered stack structure via a press mold, the at least one connection plug being formed of an electrically conductive metal material configured to penetrate the dielectric layer, and provided between the corresponding upper and lower connection pads such that the at least one connection plug combines the corresponding upper and lower connection pads after the process of thermal pressing to form electrical connection,
wherein a notched line is provided along each adjacency of the lower surface of the upper flexible plate and the lower flexible plate, the notched line has a trench recessing upwards or inwards such that the two side regions of the upper flexible plate are bendable upwards or downwards, and the dielectric layer is not extended to the notched line.

US Pat. No. 10,366,784

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PRESCRIPTION TRANSFER

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A method comprising:receiving at one of a plurality of reception interfaces over a communication network in electronic communication with the one of a plurality of reception interfaces via a remote electronic device, by a processor, an electronic digital picture image of a retail pharmacy prescription label including a representation of a retail pharmacy prescription number associated with a prescription drug prescribed to a member and additional prescription information, the retail pharmacy prescription label being affixed to a prescription drug container or packaging provided to the member by a retail pharmacy, wherein the retail pharmacy fills the retail pharmacy prescription and is remote from the processor;
identifying an transmission source associated with the electronic digital picture image:
decoding, by the processor, the electronic digital picture image of the retail pharmacy prescription label including the retail pharmacy prescription number to identify the retail prescription for a patient with a multi-point congruence of information to meet a level of confidence in the prescription identification;
identifying, by the processor, the retail pharmacy associated with the retail pharmacy prescription number from the, decoded electronic image;
identifying, by the processor, the retail pharmacy prescription associated with the retail pharmacy prescription number based on identification of the retail pharmacy, the prescription being for the prescription drug;
determining, by the processor, whether the prescription drug is refill eligible using the retail pharmacy prescription number as decoded from the electronic image of the retail pharmacy prescription label;
identifying, by the processor, a care provider associated with the prescription;
generating, by the processor, a mail order delivery request to refill the prescription drug for the member at mail order based on receipt of the electronic image, identification of the prescription, and a determination that the prescription drug is refill eligible;
transmitting over the communication network the mail order delivery request to the care provider;
verifying that the transmission source is associated with the member while using the transmission source as one point of the multi-point congruence of information to identify the member and the prescription, wherein generating of the mail order request is further based on verification that the transmission source is associated with the member;
receiving over the communication network, by the processor, a mail order delivery authorization response from the care provider;
adjudicating, by the processor, the identified prescription; and
scheduling, by the processor, a mail order delivery of a refill of the prescription drug from a mail order pharmacy to the member based upon receipt of the mail order delivery authorization response, adjudicating and the electronic image of the retail pharmacy prescription label.

US Pat. No. 10,366,559

MOVABLE PLATEN IN DOCUMENT HANDLING SYSTEMS FOR AN AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE

Diebold Nixdorf Incorpora...

1. An automated teller machine, comprising:a housing;
a cartridge that stores a document;
a document analysis area,
a first document delivery system that transports the document from the cartridge to the document analysis area via a first transport path;
a second document delivery system that transports the document from the document analysis area;
wherein the document analysis area includes:
a cartridge side platen and a belt side platen opposite thereof positioned to create a channel for the document to travel through, the channel having an entrance and an exit opposite thereof, wherein the entrance has a width to receive the document,
a cartridge side scan component partly incorporated into the cartridge side platen and a belt side scan component partly incorporated into the belt side platen;
wherein the cartridge side scan component is configured to capture an image of a first side of the document;
wherein the belt side scan component is configured to capture an image of a second side opposite the first side of the document;
wherein the belt side platen configured to be movable to vary the width of the entrance;
wherein the first document delivery system includes:
a belt,
a first set of feed rollers that drive the belt within the first transport path,
a first shaft that couples the first set of feed rollers to the housing of the automated teller machine, and
a spring mechanism applying a force to the belt side platen to bias the belt side platen and reduce the width of the entrance, the spring mechanism coupled to the first shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,366,518

EXTENSION OF TEXT ON A PATH

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by the at least one computing device, an input corresponding to a freeform input path for inclusion in a user interface;
receiving, by the at least one computing device, text input corresponding to text for inclusion along the freeform input path in the user interface;
detecting, by the at least one computing device, an instance in which a portion of the text input overflows the input path;
determining, by the at least one computing device, a boundary of the freeform input path;
determining, by the at least one computing device, a transformation to be applied between the freeform input path and a new path based on a direction from the freeform input path to a translated location;
automatically generating in response to the instance of the detecting, by the at least one computing device, the new path for inclusion of the text defined by the portion of the text input, the new path generated based on the freeform input path, the boundary of the freeform input path, and the direction from the freeform input path to mimic a shape of the freeform input path at the translated location within the user interface; and
linking, by the at least one computing device, the new path to the freeform input path to cause the text defined by the portion of the text input that overflows the freeform input path to be included on the new path at the translated location within the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,366,440

MONITORING CONSUMER-PRODUCT VIEW INTERACTION TO IMPROVE UPSELL RECOMMENDATIONS

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

7. A computer-implemented method for improving upsell recommendations, the method comprising:providing a user interface, via an administration portal, wherein the user interface is configured to receive user inputs that define at least one region associated with a visual representation of the product;
receiving a set of user-defined boundaries that correspond to a stored visual representation of a product, wherein the set of user-defined boundaries define at least one region of the stored visual representation;
receiving, by a server device, a set of defined feature tags that each corresponds to one of a set of defined categories associated with a selected product; assigning, by the server device, each defined feature tag to the at least one user-defined region in a set of regions defined for the stored visual representation of the product;
associating at least one of the plurality of feature tags with the one or more user-defined regions associated with a visual representation of the product;
receiving, by the server device, at least one detected interaction time that each corresponds to one of the at least one user-defined feature-tagged region of the stored visual representation; and
generating, by the server device, a set of product recommendations based on the received at least one detected interaction time, each product recommendation in the set being generated based on one of the received at least one detected interaction time and the at least one defined feature tag associated with the corresponding user-defined feature-tagged region.

US Pat. No. 10,366,280

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING PERIODIC MOTION

Mitac International Corp....

1. A method for measuring periodic motion of an object, the method to be implemented by an apparatus that includes an accelerometer which is attached to the object and oriented relative to the object so that a y-axis of the accelerometer is parallel to an axial direction of the object and an x-axis of the accelerometer is parallel to a radial direction of the object, a processor, a state counter, and a periodic motion counter, the method comprising the following steps, which are to be performed by the accelerometer and the processer, of:(A) detecting, by the accelerometer, a periodic motion of the object so as to generate an axial acceleration along a y-axis that represents an axial component of an acceleration of the object in an axial direction and a radial acceleration along an x-axis that represents a radial component of the acceleration of the object in a radial direction, and receiving, by the processor, the axial acceleration and the radial acceleration generated by the accelerometer;
(B) calculating a first included angle between a composite acceleration and one of the axial direction and the radial direction, and a second included angle between the composite acceleration and the other one of the axial direction and the radial direction; wherein the composite acceleration is a sum of the axial component of acceleration and the radial component of acceleration;
(C) controlling the state counter to increment a state counter value if the second included angle is greater than the first included angle;
(D) if the second included angle is not greater than the first included angle, recording the state counter value kept by the state counter and resetting the state counter to zero;
(E) if the state counter value recorded in step (D) is greater than a state threshold value, controlling the periodic motion counter to increment a motion counter value kept by the periodic motion counter; wherein the motion counter value is associated with a number of times the periodic motion of the object has occurred; and
(F) outputting the number of times the periodic motion of the object has occurred based on the motion counter value kept by the periodic motion counter;
whereby the periodic motion of the object may be measured regardless of the kind of periodic motion, including divergent movements of the object, including swinging, shaking, and rotating, and regardless of the orientation of the x-axis of the accelerometer about its v-axis.

US Pat. No. 10,365,908

SECURE REPROGRAMMING OF SMART DEVICES TO ALTER DEVICE FUNCTIONALITY BASED ON LICENSE RIGHTS

Flexera Software LLC, It...

1. A processor implemented method for secure reprogramming of programmable devices to alter device functionality, comprising:obtaining license permissions for a target physical programmable device from a back-office system;
hard-coding a functionality of the target physical programmable device based on the license permissions into program code at program build time to restrict a flow of control through certain allowable sections of the program code, without requiring verification of the license permissions at a decision point during execution of the program code at the target physical programmable device, by only providing those sections of code in a final build of the program code, wherein only features, facilities, or capabilities allowed by the license permissions are implemented;
producing a firmware image from the program code, or selecting a pre-existing, pre-validated firmware image of the program code, which contains only the features, facilities, or capabilities allowed by the license permissions obtained from the back-office system and only for use on the target physical programmable device;
encrypting the firmware image; and
delivering the firmware image to the target physical programmable device;
with a bootloader on the target physical programmable device:
the target physical programmable device uniquely identifying itself;
the target physical programmable device decrypting the firmware image; and
the target physical programmable device installing the firmware image thereon to alter the functionality of the target physical programmable device to be consistent with the license permissions.

US Pat. No. 10,365,339

NMR ANALYZERS FOR CLINICAL EVALUATION OF BIOSAMPLES

LipoScience, Inc., Ralei...

1. A networked system of clinical NMR analyzers, comprising:a plurality of clinical NMR analyzers located at different local use sites, wherein the clinical NMR analyzers are configured to obtain NMR derived concentration measurements of lipoproteins in a blood plasma and/or serum sample; and
at least one remote control system in communication with the plurality of clinical NMR analyzers configured to monitor selected local operating parameters associated with each clinical NMR analyzer and wherein said remote control system is configure to automatically execute a start-up self-diagnostic and tuning/calibration routine and relay abnormal data regarding each clinical NMR analyzers to the remote control system
wherein the clinical NMR analyzers and/or remote system are configured to automatically monitor process variables and statistically analyze data corresponding to measurements of the monitored process variables to thereby perform an automated quality control analysis.

US Pat. No. 10,365,332

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO REDUCE DATA HANDLING ON LITHIUM ION BATTERY MONITORS

ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL UNL...

1. A method for reduced data handling in a battery monitoring system, comprising:receiving, at a battery monitor communicatively coupled to a plurality of battery cells, data representative of a voltage of each of the plurality of battery cells;
determining, by the battery monitor based on the data, at least one of 1) a minimum value of the battery cell voltages, 2) a maximum value of the battery cell voltages, or 3) an average value of the battery cell voltages; and
sending, by the battery monitor to a processing device, response data including at least one of 1) the minimum value, 2) the maximum value, or 3) the average value, wherein the response data further includes some but not all of the battery cell voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,365,294

SENSOR FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE TURBULENT FLOW

Oxford University Innovat...

1. A method of measuring turbulence in a high temperature fluid flow, comprising:applying different levels of cooling at different times to a region of a substrate in the high temperature fluid flow; and/or
applying different levels of cooling at the same time to different regions of a substrate in the high temperature fluid flow and/or to regions on different substrates in the high temperature fluid flow,
wherein a plurality of temperature sensors simultaneously measure fluctuations in a corresponding plurality of regions of the substrate or substrates to which different levels of cooling are being applied,
wherein the different levels of cooling are applied by providing different thermal resistances between a coolant being driven through the substrate or substrates and different ones of the plurality of temperature sensors,
wherein the method further comprises:
measuring fluctuations in the temperature of the region or regions of the substrate or substrates at each of the different levels of cooling; and
using the measured fluctuations to determine an amount of turbulence in the high temperature fluid flow and/or the size of temperature fluctuations in the high temperature fluid flow.

US Pat. No. 10,365,111

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CROWD- SOURCED BAROMETRIC FINGERPRINT DATA REPOSITORY

MAPSTED CORP., Mississau...

7. A crowd-sourced data repository comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing a set of instructions, the instructions executable in the processor to:
store a fingerprint map of an indoor facility in the crowd-sourced data repository, the fingerprint map having positioning fingerprint data that includes barometric fingerprint data;
receive, at the crowd-sourced data repository, mobile device sensor data correlated with a sequence of positions describing a movement of a mobile device along a trajectory relative to the indoor facility, the sensor data including mobile device barometric pressure measurements for at least a pair of contiguous positions in the sequence of positions defining a pattern that uniquely correlates to the at least a pair of contiguous positions in the sequence of positions, the pattern comprising at least one of a substantially horizontal pattern segment indicative of the mobile device traversing a same floor for the at least a pair of contiguous positions and a ramp pattern segment indicative of a floor transition for the mobile device for the at least a pair of contiguous positions; and
based on identifying a pattern match between the mobile device barometric pressure measurements and the barometric fingerprint data over the at least a pair of contiguous positions, automatically update, using the processor, the crowd-sourced data repository by adding the mobile device barometric pressure measurements to the barometric fingerprint data of the crowd-sourced data repository, and wherein updated barometric fingerprint data is obtained by mobile devices for navigating in the indoor facility, and the pattern match being identified, when the mobile device barometric pressure measurements are offset from a portion of the barometric fingerprint data by a substantially constant amount, and the barometric fingerprint data provides a fingerprint pattern at known locations within the indoor facility.

US Pat. No. 10,364,520

APPARATUS FOR STITCHING VEHICLE INTERIOR COMPONENTS

INTEVA PRODUCTS, LLC, Tr...

1. An apparatus for stitching an interior component, the interior component comprising an outer skin layer, and wherein the apparatus is a single needle chain stitch machine with a rotary looper during operation of the apparatus a needle of the apparatus descends through the interior component and a hook of the rotary looper engages a thread loop formed during retraction of the needle after it has descended through the interior component; and wherein the rotary looper is rotatably driven by a horizontal shaft that is operably coupled to and extends from a vertical shaft such that the rotary looper is offset from vertical shaft and the apparatus further comprises a mechanism for moving the interior component relative to the needle and the looper to establish a stitch length, wherein a robot is coupled to a sewing head having the needle, the robot moving the sewing head with respect to the interior component.

US Pat. No. 10,364,256

BIARYL PYRAZOLES AS NRF2 REGULATORS

GlaxoSmithKline Intellect...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
wherein:
R is hydrogen or —C1-5alkyl, wherein —C1-5alkyl is unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from —OH, —OC(O)—C1-5alkyl, —OC(O)-phenyl, —OC(O)—O—C1-5alkyl,

R1 is —CF3, —C3-7cycloalkyl, or —C4-7heterocycloalkyl, wherein the —C3-7cycloalkyl, or —C4-7heterocycloalkyl is unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from —C1-3alkyl, phenyl, triazolyl, pyridyl, pyridazinyl, imidazolyl, pyrazolyl, isoxazolyl, halo, —NR9—C(O)—R10 and —C(O)R10, and wherein each of the phenyl, triazolyl, pyridyl, pyridazinyl, imidazolyl, pyrazolyl and isoxazolyl is unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from halo, phenyl, and —C1-7alkyl optionally substituted with phenyl, —N(CH3)2, —CF3, —OH, —C3-7cycloalkyl optionally substituted with C1-3alkyl, and
—C3-7heterocylcoalkyl optionally substituted with —C1-3alkyl or —C(O)—C1-4alkyl;
or R1 is —C2-3alkyl-R11;
R2a is hydrogen, halo, or —C1-3alkyl;
R2 is hydrogen, halo, —CN, —O—C1-3alkyl, —OH, or —C1-3alkyl;
G is CH or N;
A is

R3 is —(CH2)n—C(O)NR5R6, —(CH2)n—C(R14)(R15)—NR5R6, —(CH2)n—S(O)NR5R6

or R3 is —O—C1-6alkyl, —C1-6 alkyl, —C4-7heterocycloalkyl, —O—C4-7 heterocycloalkyl, —N—R12R13, —C3-7 cycloalkyl, —O—C3-7 cycloalkyl, —S—C1-3 alkyl, —S—C4-7heterocycloalkyl, S—C3-7 cycloalkyl, —S(O)—C1-3alkyl, —S(O)—C4-7 heterocycloalkyl, —S(O)—C3-7 cycloalkyl, —S(O)2—C1-3alkyl, —S(O)2—C4-7 heterocycloalkyl, or —S(O)2—C3-7 cycloalkyl, wherein each of —O—C1-6alkyl, —C1-6 alkyl, —C4-7heterocycloalkyl, —O—C4-7 heterocycloalkyl, —C3-7 cycloalkyl, —O—C3-7 cycloalkyl, —S—C1-3alkyl, —S—C4-7heterocycloalkyl, S—C3-7 cycloalkyl, —S(O)—C1-3alkyl, —S(O)—C4-7 heterocycloalkyl, —S(O)—C3-7 cycloalkyl, —S(O)2—C1-3alkyl, —S(O)2—C4-7 heterocycloalkyl, or —S(O)2—C3-7 cycloalkyl, is unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from —C1-7 alkyl, —C3-7 cycloalkyl, —OH, ?O, —O—C1-5 alkyl, CF3, —C4-7heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, pyrazolyl, pyridazinyl, pyrimidinyl, pyrazinyl, and triazolyl, and wherein each of —C1-7 alkyl, —C3-7 cycloalkyl, —O—C1-3 alkyl, —C4-7 heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, pyrazolyl, pyridazinyl, pyrimidinyl, pyrazinyl, or triazolyl is unsubstituted or further substituted by one or more substituents independently selected from —C1-5 alkyl, —CF3, —OC1-3alkyl, phenyl, —C(O)—O—C1-5alkyl and halo;
Each R4 is independently hydrogen, halo or —C1-3alkyl,
R5 and R6 are independently H, —C1-6 alkyl, —C3-7 cycloalkyl or —C4-7 heterocycloalkyl, wherein each of —C1-6 alkyl, —C3-7 cycloalkyl or —C4-7 heterocycloalkyl is unsubstituted or substituted by one or more substituents selected from F, —CH—F2, —CF3, —(CH2)n—O—(CH2)m—CH3, and —C3-7cycloalkyl;
or R5 and R6 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 5-8-membered ring, an 8-11-membered bicyclic ring or a 9-10-membered bridged bicyclic ring, wherein each 5-8-membered ring, 8-11-membered bicyclic ring, or 9-10-membered bridged bicyclic ring optionally includes one —S(O)2, one or more oxygen ring atoms or one or more nitrogen ring atoms, and wherein each 5-8-membered ring, 8-11-membered bicyclic ring, or 9-10-membered bridged bicyclic ring is unsubstituted or substituted by one, two or three substituents independently selected from —C1-5 alkyl, —C3-7cycloalkyl, —C4-7heterocycloalkyl, halogen, —CHF2, —CF3, and —(CH2)n—O—(CH2)m—CH3;
or R5 and R6 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form 4-azaspiro[2.5]octane, 7-azaspiro[4.5]decane, 2-oxa-8-azaspiro[5.5]undecane, 6-oxa-9-azaspiro[4.5]decane, 2-oxa-8-azaspiro[5.5]undecane, 1-azaspiro[4.5]decane, 2,3,4,5-tetrahydrobenzo[f][1,4]oxazepine or 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1H-benzo[c]azepine;
R7 and R8 are independently H, —C1-6 alkyl, —C3-7 cycloalkyl or —C4-7 heterocycloalkyl, wherein each of —C1-6 alkyl, —C3-7 cycloalkyl or —C4-7 heterocycloalkyl is unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from F, —CHF2, —CF3, and —(CH2)n—O—(CH2)m—CH3;
or R7 and R8 together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a 5-8-membered ring, which optionally includes one or more oxygen or nitrogen atoms as ring atoms, and wherein the 5-8-membered ring is unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from —C1-5 alkyl, —C3-7 cycloalkyl, —C4-7 heterocycloalkyl, F, —CHF2, —CF3, ?O, and —(CH2)n—O—(CH2)m—CH3;
R9 is H or —C1-3alkyl;
R10 is —C1-3alkyl;
R11 is aryl, triazolyl, pyridyl, pyridazinyl, imidazolyl, or pyrazolyl, wherein each of aryl, triazolyl, pyridyl, pyridazinyl, imidazolyl, or pyrazolyl is unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from —C1-3alkyl and halo;
R12 and R13 are independently C4-7 heterocycloalkyl, —C1-3 alkyl or —C3-7 cycloalkyl, wherein each of the —C4-7 heterocycloalkyl, —C1-3 alkyl or —C3-7 cycloalkyl is unsubstituted or substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from —C1-7alkyl, —C3-7cycloalkyl, —OH, ?O, —O—C1-5alkyl, —C4-7heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, pyrazolyl, pyridazinyl, pyrimidinyl, pyrazinyl, and triazolyl, and wherein each of the —C1-7alkyl, —C3-7cycloalkyl, —O—C1-5alkyl, —C4-7heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, pyrazolyl, pyridazinyl, pyrimidinyl, pyrazinyl, or triazolyl is further optionally substituted by one or more substituents independently selected from —C1-5alkyl and halo;
R14 is hydrogen or —C1-3alkyl;
R15 is hydrogen or —C1-3alkyl;
Each X is CR4 or N provided only one X is N;
Each n is independently 0 or 1;
Each m is independently 0 or 1;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,247

PREPARATION AND USE OF NOVEL PROTEIN KINASE INHIBITORS

Ruijin Hospital Affiliate...

1. A compound of formula IA:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R1 is selected from —N(R)2; and
each R is independently selected from hydrogen; methyl; or a group selected from:

US Pat. No. 10,363,949

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE SYSTEM

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:at least a first sensor configured to monitor at least one operating condition of a vehicle system while traveling a route from a first location to at least a second location;
a control system, the control system including at least one or more processors, the control system configured to receive data communicated from the at least first sensor and to generate a trip plan that includes plural designated operational settings for control of the vehicle system during a trip;
wherein the operational settings include at least a first operational mode and second operational mode, wherein the second operational mode includes stopping the vehicle system such that multiple vehicles of the vehicle system are bunched together with one or more couplers disposed between the vehicles of the vehicle system in a slack state once the vehicle system is stopped;
wherein the control system is configured to control the vehicle system in the first operational mode responsive to the operating condition of the vehicle system being at least one of at or above a designated threshold; and
wherein the control system is configured to control the vehicle system in the second operational mode responsive to the operating condition of the vehicle system being below the designated threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,363,142

EXPANDABLE SPINAL IMPLANTS

K2M, Inc., Leesburg, VA ...

1. A spinal implant having a proximal region and a distal region, the spinal implant comprising:an upper body including an outer surface and an inner surface;
a lower body including an outer surface and an inner surface, the inner surfaces of the upper and lower bodies disposed in opposed relation relative to each other;
a proximal adjustment assembly disposed between the upper and lower bodies at the proximal region of the spinal implant and adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies; and
a distal adjustment assembly disposed between the upper and lower bodies at the distal region of the spinal implant and adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies, the proximal and distal adjustment assemblies independently movable to change a vertical height of at least one of the proximal region or the distal region of the spinal implant, the distal adjustment assembly including:
a pivot linkage assembly including an upper pivot linkage pivotably connected to the inner surface of the upper body and a lower pivot linkage pivotably connected to the inner surface of the lower body, the upper and lower pivot linkages pivotably connected to each other and movable with respect to each other to change the vertical height of the distal region of the spinal implant;
a threaded post including a distal end movable into and out of contact with the pivot linkage assembly to effect movement of the upper and lower pivot linkages with respect to each other; and
an expander including a body portion defining a cavity therein and a distal end including a double ramped inner surface, wherein the pivot linkage assembly extends through the cavity of the expander such that the upper and lower pivot linkages contact the double ramped inner surface of the expander when moved by the threaded post.

US Pat. No. 10,363,078

TECHNIQUES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR PLACEMENT OF ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS RELATIVE TO BONE FEATURES

McGinley Engineered Solut...

1. A surgical instrument for use in placement of orthopedic implants relative to a bone of a patient, comprising:an instrument body having a first cannulated passage extending continuously through the instrument body along a working axis of the instrument, the first cannulated passage being sized to receive and extend about at least a portion of an orthopedic implant within the cannulated passage;
a chuck engageable with the orthopedic implant to selectively engage the orthopedic implant to restrict axial movement of the orthopedic implant relative to the chuck along the working axis in the absence of an external force being applied to the chuck, wherein the chuck comprises a second cannulated passage axially aligned along the working axis, and wherein the chuck comprises a plurality of spherical jaw members that are each disposed within a respective helical channel comprising a constrictive helical cam surface such that at least a portion of each of the spherical jaw members at least partially extends into the second cannulated passage to engage the orthopedic implant, the constrictive helical cam surface being normally biased into engagement with the plurality of spherical jaw members to dispose the spherical jaw members toward the working axis to directly engage the orthopedic implant;
a drive engaged with the chuck to impart rotational motion of the chuck about the working axis including rotational motion of the helical channels and the spherical jaw members such that the rotational motion of the chuck relative to the orthopedic implant urges the plurality of spherical jaw members of the chuck into engagement with the orthopedic implant; and
a measurement system having a displacement sensing arm moveable in a direction parallel to the working axis to measure advancement of the orthopedic implant driven by the instrument into the bone of the patient along the working axis.

US Pat. No. 10,363,058

ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH TRANSDUCER SLIP JOINT

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A surgical instrument, comprising:(a) an ultrasonic transducer assembly rotatably mounted along a longitudinal axis such that the ultrasonic transducer assembly is configured to selectively rotate about the longitudinal axis, wherein the ultrasonic transducer assembly defines a first outer profile; and
(b) a transducer slip joint positioned proximate to the ultrasonic transducer assembly and defining a second outer profile, wherein the transducer slip joint is configured to electrically connect a power cord to the ultrasonic transducer assembly and mechanically connect the power cord to the ultrasonic transducer assembly such that the ultrasonic transducer assembly is configured to selectively rotate relative to the power cord for inhibiting the power cord from winding upon rotation of the ultrasonic transducer assembly about the longitudinal axis, wherein one of the first or second outer profiles fits within the other of the second or first outer profiles.

US Pat. No. 10,363,055

ARTICULATED HAND-HELD INSTRUMENT

DistalMotion SA, Epaling...

1. A handheld surgical instrument comprising:an instrument shaft having a proximal end and a distal end;
an articulated handle;
an articulated end effector connected to the distal end of the instrument shaft;
a structural frame having a proximal end mounted on the articulated handle and a distal end coupled to the proximal end of the instrument shaft, the structural frame comprising three joints, each of the three joints having an axis that intersects at a remote center of motion of the handheld surgical instrument, the remote center of motion configured to be coincident to a central point of a user's wrist; and
a flexible mechanical transmission system connecting the articulated handle to the articulated end effector such that motion applied to the articulated handle is reproduced at the articulated end effector,
wherein the articulated end effector comprises at least three orientation or actuation degrees of freedom, and
wherein the flexible mechanical transmission system follows a continuous path from a proximal end of the articulated handle to the distal end of the articulated handle and then from the proximal to the distal end of the structural frame and then from the proximal to the distal end of the instrument shaft and then from a proximal end of the articulated end-effector to a distal end of the articulated end effector.

US Pat. No. 10,363,050

VARIABLE DIAMETER DRILL BIT GUIDE

McGinley Engineered Solut...

1. A drill bit guide assembly for use with a drill, comprising:a fixed bore adapted for receipt of a drill bit during use of the drill bit, the fixed bore extending through at least a portion of a guide member, wherein a central axis of the fixed bore comprises a reference axis;
a plurality of selectable bores each having a different diameter;a bore selection member comprising at least one of the plurality of selectable bores, the bore selection member being displaceable relative to the fixed bore for aligning at least one of the selectable bores with the reference axis; anda bore extension member, wherein a distal end of the guide member comprises an attaching mechanism which is engageable to the bore extension member, wherein the fixed bore extends through the bore extension member when the bore extension member is engaged with the guide member, and wherein the attaching mechanism comprises threads, and the bore extension member comprises complementary threads for securing the bore extension member to the guide member.

US Pat. No. 10,363,048

DRILL BIT PENETRATION MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

McGinley Engineered Solut...

1. An apparatus for use with a drill, comprising:a drill housing;
a displacement sensor for outputting a displacement signal representative of a displacement of a drill bit with respect to a reference point;
a displacement sensing arm configured for selective removable engagement with a passage extending through the drill housing of the drill, the displacement sensing arm being operatively engaged with the displacement sensor;
a biasing member that biases the displacement sensing arm toward a distal position relative to the passage when the displacement sensing arm is engaged with the drill; and
a bushing having an aperture sized to receive at least a portion of a drill bit engaged with the drill, wherein the bushing is constrainedly moveable relative to the drill bit in a direction along an axis of rotation of the drill bit when the displacement sensing arm is engaged with the drill;
wherein the bushing is integrally defined at a distal portion of the displacement sensing arm opposite a proximal portion of the displacement sensing arm configured for the selective removable engagement with the drill; and wherein the biasing member causes the displacement sensing arm to act on the bushing to maintain the bushing in contact with a surface of a drilled medium.

US Pat. No. 10,362,969

IMAGE-BASED DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS OF DIASTASIS RECTI

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A method for diagnosing a condition of a subject, comprising:imaging surface skin of an abdominal area in vivo, using an imaging sensor sensitive to infrared radiation, of the subject to obtain one or more images of the abdominal area;
identifying subcutaneous features including separation between rectus abdominis muscles in the abdominal area in the one or more images;
quantifying distance across the separation between the rectus abdominis muscles from the one or more images; and
outputting the results of the quantified distance and one or more images.
US Pat. No. 10,364,533

HYDROPHOBICALLY SIZED FIBROUS WEB AND A METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF A SIZED WEB LAYER

STORA ENSO OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A fibrous web comprising:at least one hydrophobically sized fibrous layer of a mixture of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) and a pulp, said pulp having a fibre length greater than a fibre length of said MFC, said fibrous layer including a hydrophobic size and a residue of a foaming surfactant decomposed by heat, removing a hydrophilic moiety from a hydrophobic residue based on an alkyl ketene dimer precursor activated with a base, an alcohol or water, and said fibrous layer having a bulk of 2.5 cm3/g to 7.0 cm3/g.
US Pat. No. 10,364,297

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MICROFIBRILLATED POLYSACCHARIDE

STORA ENSO OYJ, Helsinki...

1. Method for manufacturing a microfibrillated polysaccharide, comprising the following steps:a) providing a hemicellulose containing pulp,
b) providing one or more wood degrading enzymes,
c) mixing said pulp with one or more wood degrading enzymes,
d) keeping said mixture in a continuous, flowing system of essentially cylindrical geometry,
e) conveying said mixture to one or more mixing zones for recirculating and homogenizing said mixture, and
f) harvesting during the recirculation of said step e) microfibrillated polysaccharide,
wherein the microfibrillated polysaccharide obtained in step f) has a size distribution that resembles a Gaussian curve, wherein said Gaussian curve has endpoints of the size classes between 1-5 ?m to 100-300 ?m, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,363,283

METHOD OF TREATING LOW BLOOD PRESSURE

The George Washington Uni...

1. A method of treating low blood pressure in a human patient suffering from acute kidney injury, refractory hypotension or severe hypotension, comprising administering angiotensin II to the patient at an initial rate from about 5 ng/kg/min to about 20 ng/kg/min.

US Pat. No. 10,368,274

METHOD OF CONTROLLING HANDOVER IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORKS AND APPARATUS AND SYSTEM IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD

Interdigital CE Patent Ho...

1. A method for managing an association of a mobile terminal to at least a first access point in a wireless communication system comprising at least two access points and a network equipment, the mobile terminal being associated to a second access point, the method comprising:the network equipment sending a message to the first access point triggering a measurement by the first access point of a parameter indicating a quality of the connection between the first access point and the mobile terminal;
the network equipment receiving, from the first access point, a value representing a quality of a connection between the first access point and the mobile terminal determined by the first access point; and
the network equipment sending a command, to the first access point, to selectively accept or reject a future association request issued by the mobile terminal based on the value representing the quality of the connection between the first access point and the mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,368,192

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR DETERMINING A PROXIMITY RELATION

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring, by a system comprising a processor, a first proximity relation between devices and at least one visible light source associated with each device of the devices in at least one moment, wherein the devices are configured to receive information in a form of visible light; and
determining a second proximity relation of the devices according to the first proximity relation,
wherein the acquiring the first proximity relation comprises:
acquiring light source association information of each device of at least one device of the devices in each moment of the at least one moment, the light source association information comprising a respective identifier of each of the at least one visible light source associated with each device in each moment of the at least one moment, and
with respect to each device of the at least one device, determining the first proximity relation between each device and the at least one visible light source associated with each device in the at least one moment according to the light source association information of each device in each moment of the at least one moment, and
wherein the determining the second proximity relation of the devices according to the first proximity relation comprises at least one of:
sorting the first proximity relation and the second proximity relation, or
determining the first proximity relation satisfies a condition.

US Pat. No. 10,368,113

ADVERTISEMENT SCHEDULER

TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTE...

1. A method, comprising: in an advertisement management system that communicates with a plurality of advertiser order generation systems and electronically receives, via a communication network, a plurality of deals comprising advertiser orders: receiving a commercial break schedule generated from a completed assignment of one or more spots, wherein the one or more spots correspond to the plurality of deals comprising the advertiser orders to place the one or more spots into one or more commercial breaks in the commercial break schedule based on constraints and placement requirements; determining a first liability per pending spot for one or more of the plurality of deals; determining candidate deals with liability above a threshold value, indicating that the candidate deals are under-performing; reshuffling the placement of the one or more spots for maximum delivery of the candidate deals in order to minimize the liability associated with the candidate deals, wherein the reshuffling is based on a forecast of an expected viewership associated with the one or more of the plurality of deals, and a pacing computation of cumulative demographics guaranteed at a particular point in time; modifying the forecast of the expected viewership associated with the one or more of the plurality of deals based on a weighting factor, wherein the weighting factor is updatable; and generating a finalized commercial break schedule based on the reshuffling to create a focused advertisement campaign.

US Pat. No. 10,368,109

DYNAMIC CONTENT DELIVERY ROUTING AND RELATED METHODS AND SYSTEMS

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

1. A method of streaming media content over a network, the method comprising:transmitting one or more portions of the media content from a remote storage digital video recorder (RS-DVR) system to a client device using a first delivery route from a networking component to the client device via a first backbone provider network of a plurality of different backbone provider networks coupled to the networking component, wherein the networking component is coupled between the RS-DVR system and the plurality of different backbone provider networks and the one or more portions of the media content are marked as non-cacheable;
determining a performance metric associated with the transmitting of the one or more portions via the first backbone provider network;
identifying, by the RS-DVR system, an alternative backbone provider network of the plurality of different backbone provider networks when the first backbone provider network fails to achieve a desired level of performance based on the performance metric, wherein the alternative backbone provider network is different from the first backbone provider network; and
instructing, by the RS-DVR system, the networking component coupled between the RS-DVR system and the plurality of different backbone provider networks to transmit a subsequent portion of the media content from the RS-DVR system to the client device using a different delivery route from the networking component to the client device via the alternative backbone provider network instead of the first backbone provider network, wherein the subsequent portion of the media content is marked as non-cacheable.

US Pat. No. 10,368,076

METHODS AND APPARATUSES OF ENCODING/DECODING INTRA PREDICTION MODE USING CANDIDATE INTRA PREDICTION MODES

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. A decoding method, comprising:determining whether a first neighboring block located at a left side of a current block or a second neighboring block located at an upper side of the current block is available for deriving an intra prediction mode of a current block;
deriving a first intra prediction mode based on the determined availability for the first neighboring block or a second intra prediction mode based on the determined availability for the second neighboring block,
wherein the first intra prediction mode is derived as DC mode when the first neighboring block is not available and is derived as an intra prediction mode of the first neighboring block when the first neighboring block is available, and
wherein the second intra prediction mode is derived as DC mode when the second neighboring block is not available and is derived as an intra prediction mode of the second neighboring block when the second neighboring block is available;
determining whether the first intra prediction mode is identical to the second intra prediction mode;
obtaining an intra prediction mode of the current block based on a plurality of candidate intra prediction modes; and
obtaining prediction samples of the current block based on the intra prediction mode of the current block,
wherein when the first intra prediction mode is not identical to the second intra prediction mode, the method comprises:
deriving a first candidate intra prediction mode from the first intra prediction mode and a second candidate intra prediction mode from the second intra prediction mode;
setting a third candidate intra prediction mode equal to a planar mode when none of the first candidate intra prediction mode and the second candidate intra prediction mode is the planar mode;
setting the third candidate intra prediction mode equal to a DC mode when one of the first candidate intra prediction mode and the second candidate intra prediction mode is the planar mode and the other is not the DC mode; and
setting the third candidate intra prediction mode equal to a vertical mode when one of the first candidate intra prediction mode and the second candidate intra prediction mode is the planar mode and the other is the DC mode, and
wherein when the first intra prediction mode is identical to the second intra prediction mode and both the first intra prediction mode and the second intra prediction mode are the planar mode or the DC mode, the method comprises:
setting the first candidate intra prediction mode equal to the planar mode;
setting the second candidate intra prediction mode equal to the DC mode; and
setting the third candidate intra prediction mode equal to the vertical mode.

US Pat. No. 10,368,049

LIGHT FIELD DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND LIGHT FIELD DISPLAY DEVICE

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A light field display control method, comprising:determining at least one depth distribution sub-region of content according to a display depth of field (DoF) range of a light field display device and depth distribution information of the content, wherein each depth distribution sub-region of the at least one depth distribution sub-region is located outside the display DoF range; and
adjusting a focal length of a first lenslet according to at least the display DoF range and the depth distribution sub-region, wherein the first lenslet is a lenslet that is in a lenslet array of the light field display device and affects display of a first object, and the first object is a part, which is located in the depth distribution sub-region, of the content,
wherein, adjusting the focal length of the first lenslet includes:
determining, according to an expected focal length of the first lenslet, a phase difference that is formed after incident light passes through different parts of the first lenslet;
determining, according to a mapping relationship between phase differences and external fields, an external field corresponding to the phase difference; and
changing, by means of the external field, the phase difference that is formed after the incident light passes through the different parts of the first lenslet to adjust the focal length of the first lenslet.

US Pat. No. 10,367,913

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRACKING USER BEHAVIOR USING CLOSED CAPTION TEXT

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

1. A method of tracking user viewing behavior, comprising:presenting media content to a user via a media device, the media content including closed-caption information;
determining that a user has initiated, at a first time, a user interface event that modifies a playback rate or playback position of the media content;
determining, by the media device, whether a phrase comprising a string of characters appearing within close caption information is an unique phrase by disqualifying recurring catch-phrases occurring multiple times in a program as not likely sufficiently unique and qualifying relatively rare phrases occurring in the program as likely sufficiently unique, and further deeming a phrase occurring only once in the program as qualifying preferentially as unique;
determining, at the media device, while the media content is being presented to the user, an offset time corresponding to a difference between the first time and a second time corresponding to an occurrence of the phrase which has been qualified by the media device as an unique phrase within the closed-caption information;
logging, with a processor, viewing behavior of the user based on the media content, the offset time, and an event type associated with the user interface event, wherein the logging includes creating a log file including a media content ID, a user ID, the event type, the phrase qualified as an unique phrase, and the offset time; and
transmitting the log file to a server configured to aggregate the log file with a plurality of additional log files to characterize viewing behavior of a plurality of users.

US Pat. No. 10,367,881

MANAGEMENT OF COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER EMERGENCY PEAK CAPACITY CONDITIONS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code;
wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to at least:
detect, for a computing environment including capacity supporting equipment and environmental equipment, first and second capacity conditions associated with respective first and second elements of the capacity supporting equipment;
initiate handling of the first capacity condition, by the first element of the capacity supporting equipment, including sending a message for configuring the first element of the capacity supporting equipment to provide additional computing capacity for the first capacity condition and sending a message for configuring an element of the environmental equipment to provide additional cooling for the first element of the capacity supporting equipment; and
initiate handling of the second capacity condition, by the first element of the capacity supporting equipment or a third element of the capacity supporting equipment, based on the handling of the first capacity condition.

US Pat. No. 10,367,755

METHOD FOR MANAGING BANDWIDTH BY A COMMUNICATION NETWORK INTERCONNECTION DEVICE

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. A bandwidth management method implemented by an interconnection device for interconnecting between a first communication network and a second communication network, critical data streams and non-critical data streams passing between the first and second communication networks via said interconnection device, the critical data streams having, unlike the non-critical data streams, a bandwidth reservation requirement in order to ensure rate and latency constraints,wherein the interconnection device implements a monitoring mechanism for monitoring the critical data streams passing between the first and second communication networks via said interconnection device so that, for each critical data stream passing between the first and second communication networks via said interconnection device, said interconnection device performs:
measuring an effective rate of said critical data stream;
performing a first check comprising checking whether said measured effective rate is higher than the sum of a bandwidth previously reserved for said critical data stream and a tolerance bandwidth;
performing a second check comprising checking whether said effective rate measured is lower than the bandwidth previously reserved for said critical data stream, from which the sum of a margin bandwidth and the tolerance bandwidth is deducted; and
in response to (1) the first check resulting in determining the measured effective rate is higher than the sum of the bandwidth previously reserved for said critical data stream and the tolerance bandwidth or (2) the second check resulting in determining the effective rate measured is lower than the bandwidth previously reserved for said critical data stream, adjusting bandwidth reservation for said critical data stream to a value equal to the sum of the measured effective rate for said critical data stream and the margin bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,367,664

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SPLIT VOLTAGE DOMAIN TRANSMITTER CIRCUITS

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. An integrated electro-optical modulator interface comprising:one or more circuits in an integrated circuit, said one or more circuits operable to:
generate a pair of complementary signals using a differential amplifier and a domain splitter, said domain splitter comprising a pair of stacked transistors with gates coupled to the differential amplifier;
communicate the pair of complementary signals to stacked inverters; and
amplify the complementary signals using said stacked inverters, each operating in a different partial voltage domain, wherein each of said partial voltage domains is offset by a DC voltage from other said partial voltage domains and wherein a sum of said plurality of partial domains is equal to a supply voltage of said integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,613

USER EQUIPMENT, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF AND NETWORK SIDE DEVICE

SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS...

1. A control method of a user equipment, comprising: indicating configuration information of a subband to be configured to the user equipment via a common control channel of a basic subband, such that the user equipment can use the subband to be configured according to the configuration information, wherein the basic subband is a subband to which the user equipment has access, and the subband to be configured comprises any subband within a bandwidth resource;wherein the control method further comprises indicating configuration information of a unicast configured subband to the user equipment in a unicast mode via the subband to be configured, after indicating the configuration information of the subband to be configured to the user equipment via the common control channel of the basic subband.

US Pat. No. 10,367,526

IRREGULAR LOW DENSITY PARITY CHECK PROCESSING SYSTEM WITH NON-UNIFORM SCALING

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An apparatus for decoding data, comprising:a data decoding circuit configured to decode data encoded with an irregular low density parity check code comprising a parity check matrix with non-uniform column weights;
at least one scaling circuit configured to scale values in the data decoding circuit with a scaling value that is dependent at least in part on a column weight of likelihood values being scaled;
a data detector configured to apply a data detection algorithm to the data;
a bit selective scaling circuit configured to scale an output of the data detector;
a first subtraction circuit connected between the data detector and the bit selective scaling circuit, wherein the first subtraction circuit is configured to subtract an output of the at least one scaling circuit from the output of the data detector; and
a second subtraction circuit connected between the data decoding circuit and the at least one scaling circuit, wherein the second subtraction circuit is configured to subtract an output of the bit selective scaling circuit from an output of the data decoding circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,454

TRANS-IMPEDANCE AMPLIFIER

HANGZHOU HONGXIN MICROELE...

1. A trans-impedance amplifier, comprising:an inverting amplifier circuit, having an input end and an output end, the input end being coupled to an optical diode and used for accessing an input voltage signal, the output end being used for outputting an amplified voltage signal, the inverting amplifier circuit comprising at least three sequentially-connected amplifier units, each of the amplifier units comprising two mutually-coupled N-type transistors, one N-type transistor being used for receiving an input voltage, the other N-type transistor being used for receiving a DC voltage signal, a common connection end of the two N-type transistors being used for outputting an amplified voltage signal, wherein the N-type transistor used for receiving a DC voltage signal adopts a native NFET, wherein the inverting amplifier circuit comprises:
a primary amplifier unit having an input end and an output end, the input end being coupled to an optical diode and used for accessing an input voltage signal, the output end being used for outputting a primarily amplified first voltage signal, wherein the primary amplifier unit comprises:
a first N-type transistor, a second end thereof being coupled to an output end of the optical diode and used for receiving the input voltage signal, a first end thereof being used for outputting the first voltage signal, and a third end thereof being grounded; and
a second N-type transistor, both a first end and a second end thereof being used for receiving the DC voltage signal, and a third end thereof being coupled to the first end of the first N-type transistor;
a secondary amplifier unit, having an input end and an output end, the input end being coupled to the output end of the primary amplifier unit and used for accessing a first voltage, the output end being used for outputting a secondarily amplified second voltage signal; and
a tertiary amplifier unit, having an input end and an output end, the input end being coupled to the output end of the secondary amplifier unit and used for accessing a second voltage, and the output end being used for outputting a tertiarily amplified voltage signal; and
a feedback resistor, coupled to the input end and the output end of the inverting amplifier circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,415

PROCESSOR MODULE WITH INTEGRATED PACKAGED POWER CONVERTER

Ferric Inc., New York, N...

1. An assembly comprising:a processor module comprising:
a processor package substrate having opposing first and second sides;
a processor chip mounted on the first side of the processor package substrate; and
an array of electrical terminations disposed on the second side of the processor package substrate; and
a power management module disposed on the second side of the processor package substrate, the power management module comprising:
a power management package substrate; and
a power converter chip mounted on the power management package substrate, the power converter chip disposed between the power management package substrate and the first or second side of the processor package substrate,
wherein a height of the power management module is less than or equal to a height of the electrical terminations on the second side of the processor package substrate, the height measured with respect to an axis that is orthogonal to a plane defined by the second side of the processor package substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,367,411

INTERLEAVED BOOST CONVERTER WITH HOLDUP TIME EXTENSION

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. An interleaved boost converter for generating an output voltage, the interleaved boost converter comprising:a first boost circuit;
a second boost circuit; and
a controller circuit configured to:
route, using a switching element coupled to the first boost circuit and to the second boost circuit, a stored supply of the second boost circuit to an input of the first boost circuit to maintain the output voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,367,357

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS

SAFECONNECT SOLAR, INC., ...

1. A solar panel system for determining how many solar panels connected to a controller, comprising;an electrical pathway connecting the controller to a plurality of solar panels;
a first resistance associated with each of the solar panels;
an external environment resistance defined by a cumulative presence of at least the first resistance associated with each of the solar panels, wherein the external environment resistance is different based on a total number of the solar panels connected to the electrical pathway;
a second resistance associated with the controller;
the external environment resistance and the second resistance at least partially define a voltage divider to receive an input voltage from the controller and produce an output voltage;
the controller being programmed to determine from the produced output voltage the total number of the solar panels connected to the controller along the electrical pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,367,355

CASCADED MULTI-LEVEL INVERTER SYSTEM AND MODULATION METHOD THEREOF, AND CONTROLLER

SUNGROW POWER SUPPLY CO.,...

1. A modulation method for a cascaded multi-level inverter system, applied to a controller for the cascaded multi-level inverter system, the cascaded multi-level inverter system comprising a reactive compensation device and a plurality of inverter units, the reactive compensation device and the plurality of inverter units being connected with the controller, the reactive compensation device being connected with a power grid, the plurality of inverter units being connected with a plurality of DC sources respectively, the modulation method comprising:performing a maximum power point tracking control based on a voltage signal and a current signal of each of the plurality of DC sources and a voltage signal and a current signal of the power grid obtained by sampling, calculating a first modulation signal for suppressing power imbalance, and outputting the first modulation signal to each of the plurality of inverter units;
calculating a reactive compensation current component based on the voltage signal and the current signal of each of the plurality of DC sources and the voltage signal of the power grid obtained by sampling;
calculating a reactive current instruction value which is equal in size and opposite in direction to the reactive compensation current component based on the reactive compensation current component;
calculating an active current instruction value based on a DC-side voltage set value signal of the reactive compensation device, and a DC-side voltage signal of the reactive compensation device obtained by sampling; and
calculating, based on the reactive current instruction value, the active current instruction value, and a current signal of the reactive compensation device obtained by sampling, a second modulation signal for causing an output power factor of the cascaded multi-level inverter system to be 1, and outputting the second modulation signal to the reactive compensation device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,333

INCREASING FABRY-PEROT CAVITY FREE SPECTRAL RANGE IN HYBRID LASERS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an optical amplifier waveguide;
an optical reflector located to reflect back some light received at or near a first end of the optical amplifier waveguide; and
another optical waveguide having a first end located to receive light at or near a second end of the optical amplifier waveguide, the another optical waveguide having a sequence of optical ring resonators optically connected there along, each of the optical ring resonators being configured to have a different free spectral range, wherein a first one of the ring resonators is configured to have a free spectral range of about two times a free spectral range of a second one of the ring resonators.

US Pat. No. 10,367,321

HIGH-DENSITY BRIDGE ADAPTER

HD Networks, LLC, Stuart...

1. A high density (HD) bridge adapter comprising: a first connector end having a first pin grouping consisting of 192 pins consisting of twenty rows wherein 16 rows have ten pins in each row and 4 rows have 8 pins in each row, said first connector including a lip positioned around said first pin grouping formed from a first lip defined by four sides extending outwardly from a receptacle of said first pin group, one of one sides having corner edges for directional positioning; a second connector end having a second pin grouping consisting of 192 pins consisting of twenty rows wherein 16 rows have ten pins in each row and 4 rows have 8 pins in each row, said second connector including a lip positioned around said second pin grouping formed from a second lip defined by four sides extending outwardly from a receptacle of said second pin group, one of one sides having corner edges for directional positioning; and a coupling cable positioned along a common rear edge of said first and second connector maintaining said first and second connector in a predetermined position having the same orientation and electrically coupling said first connector to said second connector.

US Pat. No. 10,367,275

COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR, CARRIER-EQUIPPED COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A coaxial cable connector that comprises:a housing that supports terminals,
a coaxial cable; and
an outer conductor shell that covers at least part of the housing and at least part of the coaxial cable,
a substantially cylindrical part configured to connect a mating connector to a distal end side of the outer conductor shell,
a crimper configured to fix the coaxial cable, the crimper provided at a rear end portion of the outer conductor shell; and
cut parts provided to the outer conductor shell at edge portions closer to the distal end side of the outer connector shell than the crimper, the cut parts formed from carrier linkage parts that are cut away from a connector carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,367,262

ARCHITECTURES AND METHODS FOR NOVEL ANTENNA RADIATION OPTIMIZATION VIA FEED REPOSITIONING

SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ...

1. An antenna system comprising:multiple antenna elements;
and multiple beam forming networks configured to optimize produced radiation patterns for both receiving and transmission functions by spatial re-positioning of said antenna elements relative to each other via an iterative optimization processing to meet multiple constraints to said radiation patterns for said both receiving and transmission functions concurrently.

US Pat. No. 10,367,256

ACTIVE ELECTRONICALLY STEERED ARRAY FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

AvL Technologies, Inc., ...

1. An active electronically steered array for satellite communications, the active electronically steered array comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB) including a first side and a second side surrounding a plurality of internal layers;
a plurality of integrated circuits (ICs) on the first side of the PCB, the plurality of ICs being structured and disposed for controlling beam steering of an array;
an RF feed network for the array, the RF feed network being embedded on one of the plurality of internal layers of the PCB, the RF feed network being structured and disposed for connecting the plurality of ICs such that each of the plurality of ICs is fed with a common signal that is distributed to the plurality of ICs;
a plurality of patch antennas on the second side of the PCB, each of the plurality of patch antennas being fed by a corresponding one of the plurality of ICs;
a serial peripheral interface (SPI) bus being structured and disposed for controlling phase shifting of at least one of the plurality of ICs;
a plurality of phase shifters being operable for selectively introducing a phase shift internal to each of the plurality of ICs such that a radiation pattern resulting from a collective of the plurality of patch antennas is steered;
at least one sensor for gathering sensor data;
a controller in communication with the at least one sensor and the plurality of ICs, wherein the controller receives the sensor data from the at least one sensor and delivers a signal to the plurality of ICs for controlling beam steering of the array in response to the sensor data;
a radio frequency (RF) power amplifier in each of the plurality of ICs, the RF power amplifier being in a common IC footprint with at least one of the plurality of phase shifters and being operable by the controller through the SPI bus;
the RF power amplifier being structured and disposed for providing amplification for the array, wherein the RF power amplifier compensates for the lossy nature of the internal layers of the PCB; and
wherein the plurality of ICs is operable by the controller through the SPI bus to selectively provide either left hand circular polarization, right hand circular polarization, horizontal polarization or vertical polarization.

US Pat. No. 10,367,245

ASSEMBLY OF REFLECTORS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ANTENNAE

ArianeGroup SAS, Paris (...

1. An assembly comprising:at least two reflectors for electromagnetic antennas, said reflectors being in the form of shells and said shells being supported by a common support, wherein:
said shells are made of a fibre-resin composite material;
said common support is a tubular structure comprising tube portions which are made of fibre-resin composite material and are joined to one another; and
said shells are individually attached to said tubular structure by spacer lugs.

US Pat. No. 10,367,193

METHODS OF PREPARING ANODES USING TIN AS ACTIVE MATERIAL

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method for preparing a lithium ion cell comprising:attaching nanoparticles to anode active material particles that comprise 5-80% tin, wherein the nanoparticles are at least one order of magnitude smaller than the anode active material particles,
preparing an anode from the anode active material particles having the attached nanoparticles, and
preparing a lithium ion cell using the prepared anode.

US Pat. No. 10,366,979

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE PROTECTION CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE PROTECTION

ams AG, Unterpremstaette...

1. An electrostatic discharge protection circuit, comprising:a series connection of a pull-up resistor and a trigger device, connecting a first and a second supply terminal;
a coupling device
comprising an operational amplifier coupled with its input side to the series connection,
being connected between the first and the second supply terminal, and
further being connected to the series connection so as to generate at an output a compensation voltage depending on a discharge voltage; and
a discharge device for discharging current from an electrostatic discharge event, connected between the first and second supply terminal and connected to the output of the coupling device, and operating in response to the compensation voltage,
wherein the operational amplifier is connected as a comparator having a first input and a second input, and further connected to a driver circuit operable to generate the compensation voltage, and
wherein the coupling device is operable to:
measure, using the operational amplifier, a detection voltage across the first input and the second input, the detection voltage corresponding to a voltage drop over the trigger device or the pull-up resistor, and
generate and adjust, using the driver circuit, the compensation voltage based on the measured detection voltage, such that a clamp voltage across the discharge device is equal to or lower than a trigger voltage of the trigger device.

US Pat. No. 10,366,851

SWITCH DEVICE AND DETECTING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH IT

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

1. A switch device comprising:a housing;
at least two internal terminals provided in the housing;
a movable contact; and
a manipulation body that operates the movable contact; wherein
an opening into which an external terminal is insertable is disposed in the housing,
each internal terminal has a contact touching part that is electrically connected to the movable contact and has a terminal connecting part connectable to the external terminal inserted into the housing, and
the housing has at least one of a guide concave part and a guide protrusion that guides the housing toward an external base material to which the external terminal is fixed, and that extend in a direction in which the external terminal is inserted, wherein:
the housing has a bottom part facing an attachment surface of the external base material to which the external terminal is fixed and also has two side parts erected from the attachment surface with the bottom part intervening between the two side parts;
the opening is in the bottom part; and
each of the two side parts has at least one of the guide concave part and the guide protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,366,557

METHOD FOR VOTING USING CONCATENATED SIGNATURES

Siemens Mobility GmbH, M...

1. A method for voting using concatenated signatures, which comprises the following steps of:a) providing a plurality M of replicants for generating M redundant messages, where M?2;
b) providing a plurality N of voter modules, where N?2, wherein each of the voter modules has a voter for voting the redundant messages and a crypto unit with a private key fragment for signing a message;
c) transferring the redundant messages of the replicants to each of the voter modules, so that the voter of each of the voter modules generates a voted message on a basis of the redundant messages;
d) producing a 1st signature of a 1st voted message by means of a 1st voter module of the voter modules with a 1st private key fragment, if the 1st voter generates the 1st voted message;
e) transferring an n'th signature and an n'th voted message from an n'th voter module of the voter modules to an (n+1)'th voter module of the voter modules;
f) comparing a message voted by an (n+1)'th voter with the n'th voted message and producing a (n+1)'th signature on the n'th signature with a (n+1)th private key fragment of the (n+1)'th voter module if the 1st voted message agrees with an (n+1)'th voted message;
g) performing the steps e) and f) in ascending sequence for each n where 1?n?(N?1);
h) transferring the n'th signature and the n'th voted message to a receiver unit; and
i) accepting the n'th voted message by a receiver crypto unit, if the receiver crypto unit successfully checks the n'th signature with a public key.

US Pat. No. 10,366,449

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTENT SELECTION, DELIVERY AND PAYMENT

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A communication system for delivering content, the communication system comprising:a network management entity comprising:
a memory configured to store a plurality of entries, each respective entry of the plurality of entries corresponding to a respective content type of a plurality of content types of content and each respective entry indicating parameters associated with the respective content type of the plurality of content types; and
at least one processor configured to:
provide, for selection by an endpoint device, the parameters associated with at least one of the plurality of content types of the content;
receive, from the endpoint device, a selection of one or more of the parameters associated with the at least one of the plurality of content types of the content;
determine, based on the one or more of the parameters selected by the endpoint device, configuration information for the at least one of the plurality of content types of the content; and
provide, to the endpoint device, the configuration information for the at least one of the plurality of content types.

US Pat. No. 10,366,433

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USAGE BASED CONTENT SEARCH RESULTS

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. In a digital medium environment for controlling image searches and availability, a method implemented by one or more computing devices of a content sharing service comprising:performing, by a search module executed by the one or more computing devices, a search to locate a plurality of images made available for licensing or purchase by the content sharing service and generate search result data based on the search, the search performed responsive to one or more inputs received from a user to a graphical user interface of the content sharing service;
monitoring, by the search module executed by the one or more computing devices, interactions with the plurality of images via the content sharing service, and generating usage data based on the interactions;
receiving, by a configuration module executed by the one or more computing devices, the search result data and the usage data communicated from the search module;
configuring, by the configuration module executed by the one or more computing devices, a search result based on the search result data and the usage data, the search result being configured to include at least some of the plurality of images based at least in part on an amount of usage of respective said images by:
generating, based on the usage data, data describing an amount of usage of respective said images by other users of the content sharing service;
removing one or more of the plurality of images from the search result that have the amount of usage that is above a threshold amount of usage; and
keeping at least one image of the plurality of images in the search result that has the amount of usage that is above the threshold amount of usage;
configuring, by the one or more computing devices, the graphical user interface to display the images included in the search result based on the amount of usage, the search result configured to support user navigation, via the graphical user interface, through the images available for licensing or purchase from the content sharing service; and
causing, by the one or more computing devices, a price for licensing use of at least one of the images included in the search result to be populated to the graphical user interface based on a request initiated via the graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,366,429

BROWSER PAYMENT REQUEST API

MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LL...

1. A method comprising:presenting, on a graphical user interface managed by a browser, a presentation, the presentation being received from a site over a network;
receiving, via the graphical user interface and from a user, an interaction with the presentation;
receiving, at the browser and via a browser application programming interface that manages communication of data between the site and the browser, a request from the site for authorized payment data for the user; and
transmitting, to the site and via the browser application programming interface, the authorized payment data, wherein the authorized payment data can be used as part of a payment process.

US Pat. No. 10,366,400

REDUCING UN-SUBSCRIPTION RATES FOR ELECTRONIC MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A method of preventing an electronic marketing communication from being transmitted to a user device, the method comprising:receiving, by a processing device, an electronic marketing communication to be transmitted to a plurality of user devices that include the user device; and
preventing, by the processing device, an electronic message server from transmitting the electronic marketing communication to the user device by performing operations comprising:
applying a natural language processing engine to a web page and thereby identifying one or more features of a product described in the web page that are to be referenced in the electronic marketing communication,
accessing, from a memory device, user content included in or generated by one or more of (i) an electronic interaction by one or more user devices, which are associated with a user, with a web page associated with the product and (ii) a user communication transmitted by the one or more user devices,
applying the natural language processing engine to the user content and thereby identifying, in the user content, feature content referring to the one or more features,
computing a degree of sentiment by applying a sentiment engine to the feature content,
calculating an un-subscription score for the user associated with the one or more user devices based at least in part on the degree of sentiment,
comparing the calculated un-subscription score with a threshold un-subscription score,
in response to determining, based on the comparing, that the calculated un-subscription score is above the threshold un-subscription score, updating a set of permissions such that the one or more user devices are blocked from receiving the electronic marketing communication,
removing, based on the updated set of permissions, a network address associated with the one or more user devices from a list of addresses used for a transmission of the electronic marketing communication, and
performing the transmission while excluding the user device when sending the electronic marketing communication to users on a subscription list.

US Pat. No. 10,366,375

AUTOMATED TRANSACTION MACHINE WITH DUAL CUSTOMER INTERFACE DISPLAYS

Diebold Nixdorf Incorpora...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first display having a first size and a first orientation;
a second display having a second size that is less than the first size and a second orientation that is different from the first orientation; and
a scanner co-located with the second display;
display logic coupled with the first display and the second display;
one of a group consisting of a cash dispenser and a cash recycler;
a user interface device selected from a group consisting of a card reader and a wireless reader:
automatic transaction machine logic coupled with the display logic, the scanner, the one of the group consisting of the cash dispenser and cash recycler, and the user interface device, wherein the automatic transaction machine logic is operable to employ the display logic, the scanner, the one of the group consisting of the cash dispenser and cash recycler, and the user interface device to perform a financial transaction;
the display logic is operable to allow a user to select a mode of operation for the first display and the second display;
wherein the mode of operation is selected from a group consisting of displaying transaction information on the first display while blanking the second display, displaying transaction information on the second display while blanking the first display, displaying transactional data on the first display and displaying public data on the second display.

US Pat. No. 10,366,152

ONLINE CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH UNDO AND REDO OPERATIONS

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A content modification tracking method comprising:detecting a plurality of modifications to an electronic document, wherein the modifications are received via a document editing user interface provided at a client computer;
in response to detecting a modification of binary data in the electronic document, generating a first snapshot representing an original state of the binary data and sending the first snapshot to a server computer; and
generating, at the client computer, a modification history comprising (a) a first update action that indexes the modification of the binary data and that includes an address indicating a location where the first snapshot is stored, and (b) a second update action that indexes a modification of non-binary data in the electronic document and that includes a representation of an original state of the non-binary data in the electronic document.

US Pat. No. 10,366,146

METHOD FOR ADJUSTING CONTENT OF A WEBPAGE IN REAL TIME BASED ON USERS ONLINE BEHAVIOR AND PROFILE

ADOBE INC., San Jose, CA...

1. A method comprising:monitoring traffic from a plurality of users to a website;
tracking a user from the plurality of users visiting the web site to identify a plurality of parameters relating to the user, including a first parameter associated with an identity of the user and a second parameter associated with navigation behavior for the user within the website;
based on selecting a statistical algorithm for each of the plurality of parameters corresponding to a type of parameter, applying a first statistical algorithm to analyze the first parameter associated with the identity of the user and a second statistical algorithm to analyze the second parameter associated with the navigation behavior for the user within the website;
based on applying the first statistical algorithm and the second statistical algorithm, identifying an organization to which the user belongs;
selecting content for the website to be presented to the user based on an analysis of each of the plurality of parameters according to the selected statistical algorithm, the organization to which the user belongs, and a marketing stage in a sale process for the user, wherein the content is selected from a plurality of content items stored in a content database; and
presenting the selected content in a webpage of the website to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,366,142

IDENTIFIER BASED GLYPH SEARCH

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by one or more computing devices, a user input from a user for locating a glyph, the user input specifying a query;
analyzing, by the one or more computing devices, the query to generate one or more search tokens;
identifying, by the one or more computing devices, a font indicated by the user input;
identifying, by the one or more computing devices, a plurality of glyphs contained within the font and a plurality of identifiers contained within the font, each of the plurality of glyphs associated with at least one of the plurality of identifiers;
performing, by the one or more computing devices, a search within the font to locate one or more identifiers of the plurality of identifiers, the one or more identifiers containing at least one of the one or more search tokens;
performing, by the one or more computing devices, a search within the font to locate one or more glyphs of the plurality of glyphs, the one or more glyphs associated with the located identifiers;
configuring, by the one or more computing devices, a glyph search result to include the located glyphs; and
outputting, by the one or more computing devices, the glyph search result within a user interface, the glyph search result configured to display the located glyphs as candidates for placement in a document by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,366,097

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONDUCTING SEARCHES AT TARGET DEVICES

OPEN TEXT HOLDINGS, INC.,...

1. A system for conducting computer investigations of a storage device at a target device remotely from a client device, comprising:a client device coupled to a target device over a network, the target device coupled to a storage device and having a servlet executing thereon; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising instructions for:
identifying a file stored in the storage device;
transmitting a search key to the servlet at the target device over the network, the search key comprising a keyword;
transmitting file extents including a sector of the storage device and a count associated with the identified file to the servlet on the target device over the network, wherein in response to receipt of the search key and the file extents over the network, the servlet on the target device searches the coupled storage device for the search key received over the network only at the sector and count of the storage device identified by the file extents received over the network without opening the file and generates a search result, the search result identifying at least one sector on the storage device associated with a hit for the search key;
receiving the search result over the network from the target device;
determining one or more sectors of the at least one sector included in the search result to examine; and
sending a command to the servlet at the target device to retrieve the one or more sectors of the storage device; and
displaying the search result on a display device.

US Pat. No. 10,365,984

GRAPHICS CARD WARNING CIRCUIT

HONGFUJIN PRECISION INDUS...

1. A graphics card warning circuit comprising:a first connector configured to output a coupling signal in response to a discrete graphics card being coupled to the first connector;
an integrated graphics card unit configured to output a control signal in response to the integrated graphics card unit being coupled to a display screen;
a controller coupled to the first connector and the integrated graphics card unit; and
a warning circuit coupled to the controller;
wherein the controller is configured to control the integrated graphics card unit to convert information to drive the display screen in response to receiving the control signal and not receiving the coupling signal, the controller is further configured to control the discrete graphics card to convert the information to drive the display screen in response to receiving the coupling signal, and the warning circuit is configured to output warning in response to receiving the control signal and the coupling signal.

US Pat. No. 10,365,957

MULTICASTING OF EVENT NOTIFICATIONS USING EXTENDED SOCKET FOR INTER-PROCESS COMMUNICATION

Accedian Networks Inc., ...

1. A system for multicasting an event notification from an event producer to multiple event listeners, the system comprising:a computer execute an operating system, said operating system comprising said event producer and said multiple event listeners, said computer operating system comprising a user space, a kernel space comprising an event protocol handler, and a device space;
an extended socket allow non-blocking communication between said user space, kernel space and said device space;
an extended socket application programming interface (API) execute in said user space, wherein said extended socket application programming interface (API) includes an event notification application programming interface (API);
an extended socket family software execute in said kernel space, wherein said extended socket family software includes an event notification software, and wherein said extended socket application programming interface (API) and said extended socket family software execute in said extended socket;
said event producer generate an event indication;
said event protocol handler receive said event indication and generate an event notification;
said event producer and said multiple event listeners interfacing with said event protocol handler to send said event indication and receive said event notification, wherein if said event indication is from said user space use said extended socket application programming interface (API) to send said event indication and receive said event notification, otherwise, send said event indication and receive said event notification directly through said event protocol handler; and
wherein if said event producer is located in said kernel space, at least one of said multiple even listeners are located in either said kernel space or said device space.

US Pat. No. 10,365,815

VERTICAL SCROLLING OF ALBUM IMAGES

WhatsApp Inc., Menlo Par...

1. A method comprising:showing a focus image at a focus position on a display of a client, wherein a height of the focus image is cropped to produce top and bottom spaces on the display and the focus image is from an image album;
showing on the display at least a portion of a top image from the album above the focus image and at least a portion of a bottom image from the album below the focus image, the top and bottom images respectively occupying at least parts of the top and bottom spaces on the display;
showing on the display a top separator bar disposed between the focus image and the top image and a bottom separator bar disposed between the focus image and the bottom image, the top and bottom separator bars respectively occupying at least parts of the top and bottom spaces on the display;
receiving, by the client, a vertical scroll command to scroll the focus image vertically on the display; and
responsive to receiving the vertical scroll command, increasing the height of the focus image and reducing sizes of the top and bottom spaces shown in the display of the client, wherein increasing the height of the focus image comprises linearly restoring cropped top and bottom portions of the focus image responsive to an amount of scroll indicated by the vertical scroll command.

US Pat. No. 10,365,810

CONTROL SYSTEM USER INTERFACE

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the apparatus to:
cause output of a user interface associated with a premises management system comprising a plurality of premises devices, wherein the user interface comprises:
a layout portion indicating at least a portion of a premises monitored by the premises management system, and
a premises device icon corresponding to a premises device of the plurality of premises devices,
wherein a location, relative to the layout portion, of the premises device icon visually indicates a location of the premises device at the premises, and
wherein the location of the premises device icon is based on at least one of a user input and a plurality of premises rules; and
determine layout data associated with the user interface, wherein the layout data indicates that the location of the premises device icon is based on one of: the user input, the plurality of premises rules, or both the user input and the plurality of premises rules.

US Pat. No. 10,365,796

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING A GRAPHICAL INTERFACE

CITIBANK, N.A., New York...

1. A method, comprising:displaying, by one or more processors coupled to memory, on a first display screen of a graphical user interface, a visualization of a semi-circular shaped hub element defined in part by at least one arc-shaped boundary portion of said hub element, said hub element being displayed in a first position with at least a second boundary portion of said hub element aligned to a first edge of the first display screen;
receiving one or more alert notifications;
defining, by the one or more processors, an alert notification badge element within said visualization of the hub element and a numeric indicator within said alert notification badge element of a number of the received alert notifications;
in response to the receiving of the one or more alert notifications, automatically resizing said hub element in proportion to a pre-defined level of urgency of at least one of the received alert notifications; and
animating, by the one or more processors, rotation of a first radial menu element to a position adjacent and extending radially from said at least one arc-shaped boundary portion of the hub element and defined in part by at least one arc-shaped boundary portion of said first radial menu element spaced apart from said at least one arc-shaped boundary portion of the hub element.

US Pat. No. 10,365,641

SYNCHRONIZATION OF CONFIGURATION CHANGES IN A PROCESS PLANT

FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS,...

1. A computing device for synchronizing dependents object in a process plant, the computing device comprising:one or more processors; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium coupled to the one or more processors and storing a configuration application thereon, that when executed by the one or more processors, causes the computing device to:
receive a modification to a first object corresponding to a first process entity;
receive a request to instantiate the modified first object for operation at run-time;
identify one or more dependent second objects with respect to the modified first object that have at least one pending modification, wherein the one or more dependent second objects each correspond to respective second process plant entities;
cause an instantiation of the modified first object and an instantiation of at least one of the one or more dependent second objects to be generated; and
cause the instantiation of the modified first object and the instantiation of the at least one dependent second object to be executed so that the first process entity and the second process entity operate at run-time according to the instantiation of the modified first object and the instantiation of the at least one dependent second object, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,365,588

WIPER HOLDER FOR REPRODUCTION APPARATUS

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A wiper holder, comprising:a body part;
a first leg that protrudes from the body part;
a second leg that protrudes from the body part;
a third leg that protrudes from the body part;
a first slot formed in said body part between the first leg and the second leg, said first slot for holding a first wiper element, wherein said first slot is bent to form-lock said first wiper element, wherein the first slot comprises a first portion that is straight, a second portion that is bent, and a third portion that is straight; and
a second slot formed in said body part between the second leg and the third leg and adjacent to said first slot, said second slot for holding a second wiper element, wherein said second slot is bent to form-lock said second wiper element, wherein the second slot comprises a first portion that is straight, a second portion that is bent, and a third portion that is straight, wherein said second portion of the first slot is bent in a first direction and said second portion of said second slot is bent in a second direction that is opposite from said first direction, wherein the first wiper element and the second wiper element contact a surface of a photoimaging drum.

US Pat. No. 10,365,488

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DIAGNOSING EYES USING ABERROMETER

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A wearable augmented reality device comprising:an augmented reality head-mounted ophthalmic system configured to pass light from the world into eyes of a wearer wearing the head-mounted ophthalmic system, each eye having a cornea, lens, and retina, and the augmented reality head-mounted ophthalmic system comprising:
at least one light source and wearable optics configured to output light having a wavefront and to direct the wavefront into the eyes of the wearer so as to pass through the cornea and lens of each eye and be reflected back by the retina of the eye, wherein the wearable optics comprise
a first waveguide stack for a first eye of the wearer; and
a second waveguide stack for a second eye of the wearer,
wherein each waveguide stack comprises a plurality of waveguides, wherein each waveguide of the plurality of waveguides has an associated diffractive out-coupling optical element, wherein each waveguide is configured to output light with the associated diffractive out-coupling optical element, wherein different waveguides of the plurality of waveguides are configured to output light with wavefront divergence corresponding to different depth planes; and
an aberrometer configured to measure the wavefront that passes through at least one eye and is reflected to its aberrometer to determine abnormalities of the at least one eye.

US Pat. No. 10,365,371

MULTI-POSITION SENSING APPARATUS

LUMENS CO., LTD., Yongin...

1. A multi-position sensing apparatus, comprising:a light emitting element configured to irradiate detection light to a first or second target;
a first light receiving part including a first light receiving area in a first light receiving range angle with respect to a first light receiving axis to receive a first or second reflective light reflected from the first or second target; and
a second light receiving part including a second light receiving area in a second light receiving range angle with respect to a second light receiving axis in parallel to the first light receiving axis to receive the second or first reflective light reflected from the second or first target,
wherein the first light receiving part includes:
a first photo diode configured to use first barrier ribs having a height to change a transmitted amount of light depending on at least an angle and a plurality of first slits installed in parallel in a first direction to sense a light quantity of light transmitting between the first slits in the first area biased to one side and a quantity of light in a second area biased to the other side; and
a second photo diode configured to be adjacently installed to the first photo diode and to use second barrier ribs having a height to change the transmitted amount of light depending on at least the angle and a plurality of second slits installed in parallel in a second direction to sense a quantity of light transmitting between the second slits in a third area biased to one side and a quantity of light in a fourth area biased to the other side.

US Pat. No. 10,365,186

DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE FOR DETECTING AN OUT-OF-ROUNDNESS ON RAILWAY VEHICLE WHEELS IN ACCORDANCE WITH AN IMPULSE EVALUATION METHOD

Schenck Process Europe Gm...

1. A diagnostic device for detecting an out-of-roundness of a wheel of a rail vehicle within a specified measuring section, the device comprising:a plurality of force sensors for determining forces acting on them from a rail vehicle wheel and are connected to an evaluating device, the evaluating device being configured:
to process a force signal F, forwarded by the force sensors, which comprises a quasi-static and a dynamic force component;
to determine a quasi-static wheel contact force Fm;
to correct the force signal F by the quasi-static wheel contact force Fm; and
to integrate the resulting dynamic force component over a time interval in order to determine an impulse.

US Pat. No. 10,365,125

ROTARY ENCODER

TRW Limited, Solihull, W...

1. A rotary encoder assembly comprising:an annular track comprising an alternating pattern of at least two different encoding regions;
a first detector at a first fixed position which is arranged to produce a first alternating output signal as the track of encoding regions rotates about an axis past the detector, the state of the output signal depending on which of the two different encoding regions is facing the first detector;
a second detector at a second fixed position which is offset from the position of the first detector and is arranged to produce a second alternating output signal as the track of encoding regions rotates about the axis past the detector, the state of the output signal depending on which of the two different encoding regions is facing the second detector;
in which the combined values of the two output signals is capable of assuming a plurality of unique states with the states changing from one to another as the encoder rotates,
a memory which stores compensation values, each value being associated with a respective one of the possible state changes that can occur when the combined values of the two output signals change upon movement of the encoder track, and in which each compensation value is indicative of an average error in the position at which the corresponding change of state occurs,
a processing means which in use generates a position signal that is updated when there is a change in the combined states of the output signals of the two detectors, the position signal being corrected by an amount indicated by the compensation value associated with the latest change in state; and
means of updating the stored compensation values based on the relative timing of each change of state.

US Pat. No. 10,365,015

ROTATABLE SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES AND METHODS THEREOF

Alion Energy, Inc., Rich...

1. A support system for a solar panel, the solar panel having a front surface and a back surface parallel to the front surface, the support system comprising:a first stiffener coupled to the back surface of the solar panel;
a second stiffener coupled to the back surface of the solar panel;
a first column coupled to the first stiffener and having a first length;
a second column coupled to the second stiffener and having the first length;
a third column coupled to the first stiffener and having a second length that is less than the first length; and
a fourth column coupled to the second stiffener and having the second length,
each of the first, second, third, and fourth columns being rotatable from a respective folded position to a respective unfolded position in which that column supports the solar panel;
wherein the first column is non-parallel to the first stiffener in the folded position, and wherein the second column is non-parallel to the second stiffener in the folded position.

US Pat. No. 10,364,970

LED LIGHTING ASSEMBLY HAVING ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE HEAT SINK FOR PROVIDING POWER DIRECTLY TO AN LED LIGHT SOURCE

Jabil Inc., St. Petersbu...

1. A lighting assembly comprising:at least two electrically isolated, thermally coupled segments, wherein each of the at least two electrically isolated, thermally coupled segments are electrical conductors and thermal conductors; and
a light emitting diode (LED) source electrically and thermally coupled to the at least two electrically isolated, thermally coupled segments, wherein the LED source receives power from all of the at least two electrically isolated, thermally coupled segments;
wherein the LED source includes:
a thermally conductive main circuit board electrically and thermally coupled to the at least two electrically isolated, thermally coupled segments, and
a plurality of sub-boards mounted to corresponding pads provided on the main circuit board, and wherein at least one LED is mounted to each sub-board.

US Pat. No. 10,364,958

LIGHT SOURCE

Varroc Lighting Systems, ...

1. A light source, especially for lamps of motor vehicles, comprising:a plurality of light emitting diodes (LED) (1) arranged in a row, wherein each light emitting diode (1) comprises a monocrystal (2), covered by a cap (3) of a transparent material at one side, and an anode contact element (4) to supply and a cathode contact element (5) to lead away direct current at the other side, wherein the anode contact element (4) and the cathode contact element (5) each comprises a heat-conducting body formed as a plate,
wherein the light emitting diodes (1) arranged in a row are connected with their anode contact elements (4) to one thermally and electrically conductive cooling plate (43, 45) and with their cathode contact elements (5) to another thermally and electrically conductive cooling plate (53, 55), wherein the anode and cathode contact elements (4, 5) are positioned between the cap (3) of their respective light emitting diodes (1) and the conductive cooling plates (43, 53; 45, 55) such that the anode and cathode contact elements (4, 5) are configured to convey heat generated by the light emitting diodes (1) to the conductive cooling plates (43, 53; 45, 55),
wherein the cooling plates (43, 53; 45, 55) are electrically insulated from each other and are arranged with their lateral sides next to each other, and each of the cooling plates (43, 53; 45, 55) is fitted on a horizontal surface averted from the light emitting diodes (1) with a plurality of cooling elements extending vertically from the horizontal surface of the cooling plate (43, 53; 45, 55) and configured to transfer heat to a cooling media,
wherein the cooling plates (43, 45; 53, 55), together with the cooling elements, delimit a cooling channel (65) with a closed cross-section, and wherein the cooling plates (43, 45; 53, 55) form a wall or walls of the cooling channel (65).

US Pat. No. 10,364,947

LED MODULE

LUMENS CO., LTD., Yongin...

1. An LED module comprising:light sources elongated in a first direction;
a mount supporting the light sources; and
a composite reflector integrated with the mount to guide light received from the light sources,
wherein the composite reflector comprises:
a first region arranged adjacent to the light sources to reflect light in a second direction substantially orthogonal to the first direction,
a third region arranged away from the mount to reflect light in the second direction substantially orthogonal to the first direction, and
a second region interposed between the first region and the third region and formed with a plurality of diffraction lines through which light is diffused in the second direction,
wherein the first region is devoid of the diffraction lines,
wherein the light from the light source is collected more in the second region than in the first region and the third region,
wherein the first region includes a first area substantially orthogonal to the mount and a second area intersecting the first area at an obtuse angle,
wherein the second region includes a first main diffraction area extending from one end of the second area at the same slope as the second area and a second main diffraction area intersecting the first main diffraction area at an obtuse angle,
wherein the slope of the second diffraction area is the same as the slope of the third region, and
wherein the light sources comprise a first row of light sources located closer to a boundary between the mount and the composite reflector and a second row of light sources located farther from the boundary, such that the light sources are alternately arranged in a zigzag pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,364,401

INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANT INCLUDING METAL CHALCOGENIDE PARTICLES AND PHOSPHORUS-BASED ADDITIVE

NANOTECH INDUSTRIAL SOLUT...

2. An industrial lubrication method comprising:providing a metal substrate;
applying an industrial lubricant composition to the metal substrate, the industrial lubricant comprising an oil base; a phosphorus-based non-chlorine additive; and at least one intercalation compound of a metal chalcogenide, a carbon containing compound and a boron containing compound, wherein the intercalation compound has a geometry that is a platelet shaped geometry, a spherical shaped geometry, a multi-layered fullerene-like geometry, a tubular-like geometry or a combination thereof; and
working the metal substrate to change its geometry.

US Pat. No. 10,364,384

COMPOSITION FOR HEAT CYCLE SYSTEM, AND HEAT CYCLE SYSTEM

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A composition for a heat cycle system, which comprises a working fluid for heat cycle containing trifluoroethylene, and a radical scavenger, wherein the radical scavenger is methylene chloride.

US Pat. No. 10,364,317

CONJUGATED POLYMERS

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A polymer comprising one or more units of formula I
wherein
Ar1 is, on each occurrence identically or differently,

Ar2 is, on each occurrence identically or differently,

Ar3 is, on each occurrence identically or differently,

V is CR1 or N,
W is S, O, Se or NR1,
X is O or NR1,
Y is O or S,
R1 on each occurrence identically or differently, denotes H or straight-chain, branched or cyclic alkyl with 1 to 30 C atoms, in which one or more CH2 groups are optionally replaced by —O—, —S—, —C(?O)—, —C(?S)—, —C(?O)—O—, —O—C(?O)—, —NR0—, —SiR0R00—, —CF2—, —CHR0?CR00—, —CY1?CY2— or —C?C— in such a manner that O and/or S atoms are not linked directly to one another, and in which one or more H atoms are optionally replaced by F, Cl, Br, I or CN, or denotes aryl or heteroaryl with 5 to 15 ring atoms, which is mono- or polycyclic and unsubstituted or substituted by one or more groups RS,
R2-9 independently of each other, and on each occurrence identically or differently, denote H, halogen or straight-chain, branched or cyclic alkyl with 1 to 30 C atoms, in which one or more CH2 groups are optionally replaced by —O—, —S—, —C(?O)—, —C(?S)—, —C(?O)—O—, —O—C(?O)—, —NR0—, —SiR0R00—, —CF2—, —CHR0?CR00—, —CY1?CY2— or —C?C— in such a manner that O and/or S atoms are not linked directly to one another, and in which one or more H atoms are optionally replaced by F, Cl, Br, I or CN, and in which one or more CH2 or CH3 groups are optionally replaced by a cationic or anionic group, or denotes aryl or heteroaryl with 5 to 15 ring atoms, which is mono- or polycyclic and unsubstituted or substituted by one or more groups RS,
RS denotes, on each occurrence identically or differently, F, Br, Cl, —CN, —NC, —NCO, —NCS, —OCN, —SCN, —C(O)NR0R00, —C(O)X0, —C(O)R0, —C(O)OR0, —NH2, —NR0R00, —SH, —SR0, —SO3H, —SO2R0, —OH, —NO2, —CF3, —SF5, optionally substituted silyl, or carbyl or hydrocarbyl with 1 to 40 C atoms that is optionally substituted and optionally comprises one or more hetero atoms,
X0 is halogen,
Y1 and Y2 are independently of each other H, F, Cl or CN,
R0 and R00 are independently of each other H or optionally substituted C1-40 carbyl or hydrocarbyl, and
h and i independently of each other denote 0, 1, 2 or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,364,153

PARTICLE PRODUCTION APPARATUS, PARTICLE PRODUCTION METHOD AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR ENCAPSULATING RESIN COMPOSITION

SUMITOMO BAKELITE COMPANY...

1. A method for producing a semiconductor sealing resin composition, said method comprising:allowing a processing liquid to adhere to a surface of each of inorganic particles contained in a powder material with a particle production apparatus, wherein the particle production apparatus comprises:
a chamber including a side portion having a cylindrical shape, wherein in the chamber the powder material is separated from gas carrying the powder material;
a processing section including a tubular portion with two ends, an outlet port provided at one of the ends and a wall portion provided at the other end and having a through-hole, the tubular portion of the processing section directly connected to the side portion of the chamber through the outlet port of the processing section so as to protrude from the chamber, wherein in the processing section the processing liquid is allowed to adhere to the surface of each of the inorganic particles;
a processing liquid spraying device including a nozzle having a distal end, the nozzle connected to the wall portion of the processing section via the through-hole of the wall portion; and
a powder material supply device including a supply portion having an outlet port, said outlet port having an edge closest to the nozzle, the supply portion connected to the tubular portion of the processing section through the outlet port of the supply portion such that a gap is formed along a longitudinal direction of the nozzle between the distal end of the nozzle and the edge of the outlet port of the supply portion closest to the nozzle,
wherein the step of allowing the processing liquid to adhere to the particle surfaces comprises:
supplying the powder material into the processing section;
spraying the processing liquid as droplets to the powder material just after the powder material is supplied into the processing section; and
transferring the powder material into the chamber so that the powder material is separated from the gas carrying the powder material; and
mixing a composition comprising the powder material containing the inorganic particles to which the processing liquid is adhered and a composition comprising a powder material constituted of a resin.

US Pat. No. 10,364,152

PARTICLE PRODUCTION APPARATUS, PARTICLE PRODUCTION METHOD AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR ENCAPSULATING RESIN COMPOSITION

SUMITOMO BAKELITE COMPANY...

1. A particle production method by which a processing liquid is allowed to adhere to a surface of each of inorganic particles contained in a powder material, which particle production method uses a particle production apparatus,wherein the particle production apparatus comprises:
a chamber including a side portion having a cylindrical shape, wherein in the chamber the powder material is separated from gas carrying the powder material;
a processing section including a tubular portion with two ends, an outlet port provided at one of the ends and a wall portion provided at the other end and having a through-hole, the tubular portion of the processing section directly connected to the side portion of the chamber through the outlet port of the processing section so as to protrude from the chamber, wherein in the processing section the processing liquid is allowed to adhere to the surface of each of the inorganic particles;
a processing liquid spraying device including a nozzle having a distal end, the nozzle connected to the wall portion of the processing section via the through-hole of the wall portion; and
a powder material supply device including a supply portion having an outlet port, said outlet port having an edge closest to the nozzle, the supply portion connected to the tubular portion of the processing section through the outlet port of the supply portion such that a gap is formed along a longitudinal direction of the nozzle between the distal end of the nozzle and the edge of the outlet port of the supply portion closest to the nozzle,
wherein the particle production method comprises:
supplying the powder material into the processing section;
spraying the processing liquid as droplets to the powder material just after the powder material is supplied into the processing section;
allowing the processing liquid to adhere to the surface of each of the inorganic particles contained in the powder material; and
transferring the powder material into the chamber so that the powder material is separated from the gas carrying the powder material.

US Pat. No. 10,364,129

TRANSPORTING APPARATUS, IN PARTICULAR ESCALATOR OR MOVING WALKWAY

THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR AG,...

1. A transporting apparatus comprising:a truss with a first end and a second end, wherein a first support angle is disposed at the first end and a second support angle is disposed at the second end;
a fixed bearing by which the first support angle is fitted on a building, wherein the first support angle includes a hole, wherein a first fixing element that is fastened on the building passes through the hole; and
a floating bearing by which the second support angle is fitted on the building, wherein the second support angle includes a slot, wherein a second fixing element that is fastened on the building passes through the slot.

US Pat. No. 10,364,011

ENGINE CONTROL APPARATUS AND VESSEL EQUIPPED WITH THE ENGINE CONTROL APPARATUS

Mistubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An engine control apparatus comprising:an engine control unit including a computer system that performs operation control including starting and stopping of an engine;
a main switch that opens or closes a main power source for supplying a power source to the engine control unit;
an engine starting switch that is turned on when the engine is started;
an engine stopping switch that is turned on when the engine is stopped; and
a main relay that supplies a power source from the main power source to the computer system when energized and that stops supply of the power source when de-energized,
wherein when the main switch is on, the engine control unit generates a main relay ON command so as to energize the main relay and to supply electric power to the computer system,
wherein when the engine starting switch is turned on, the engine control unit starts the engine and generates the main relay ON command so as to continue to energize the main relay, and
wherein when the engine stopping switch is turned on, the engine control unit stops the engine, generates a main relay OFF command so as to de-energize the main relay in order to stop supply of electric power to the computer system even when the main switch is on, and continues to generate the main relay OFF command even after the engine stops.

US Pat. No. 10,363,983

MAGNETIC COUPLING DEVICE

SUNNY WHEEL INDUSTRIAL CO...

1. A magnetic coupling device comprising:a first seat;
a second seat connected to said first seat;
a magnetic unit including
a first member that is disposed in said first seat, and
a second member that is disposed in said second seat; and
a releasing member connected to said first seat and said second seat, and being convertible between a linked position, where said second seat is proximate to said first seat, and said second member is magnetically connected to said first member, and a released position, where said second seat is away from said first seat, and said second member is separated from said first member;
wherein said releasing member has
a connecting end portion corresponding in position to one of said first seat and said second seat, and
a distal end portion opposite to said connecting end portion, and corresponding in position to the other one of said first seat and said second seat;
wherein said first and second members of said magnetic unit are disposed between said connecting end portion and said distal end portion;
wherein said second seat extends along an axis;
wherein said releasing member is tubular and is rotatable about the axis to convert between the linked position and the released position;
wherein said connecting end portion of said releasing member is connected to said first seat and rotatable about the axis; and
said magnetic unit is surrounded by said releasing member.

US Pat. No. 10,363,975

INSERT WITH INTEGRATED FASTENER

Zephyros, Inc., Romeo, M...

1. An insert comprising a generally flat carrier having a first face and an opposing second face that each terminate at a peripheral edge, wherein the carrier includes:i) a thermally expandable polymeric material on at least a portion of one of the first or second faces; and
ii) a plurality of integrally formed flexible attachments that project outwardly from the peripheral edge and include one or more free ends located at an end projection that extend substantially parallel to the peripheral edge,
wherein the carrier is free of hinges; and
wherein the insert is free of any thermally expandable polymeric material in contact with the peripheral edge of the carrier prior to expansion of the thermally expandable polymeric material; and
wherein a portion of the thermally expandable polymeric material covers the plurality of integrally formed flexible attachments and the portion of the thermally expandable polymeric material covering the plurality of integrally formed flexible attachments is coextensive with the plurality of integrally formed flexible attachments.

US Pat. No. 10,363,910

AUTOMATED GAIN AND BOOST FOR A BRAKE CONTROLLER

HORIZON GLOBAL AMERICAS I...

1. A system comprising:at least one sensor operatively determining a parameter associated with a braking event; and
a brake controller comprising an accelerometer and a processor, the processor in operative communication with the at least one sensor and configured to receive data from the at least one sensor,
wherein the processor determines at least one of a gain level or a boost level based on the data received from the at least one sensor; and
wherein the processor initiates a calibration process to determine at least one of the gain level or the boost level based on an occurrence of a triggering event.

US Pat. No. 10,363,902

ANTI-THEFT REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM USING FREQUENCY HOPPING WITH AMPLITUDE LEVEL CONTROL

TRW AUTOMOTIVE U.S. LLC, ...

1. A method for preventing security breaches of passive remote keyless entry systems for a vehicle, comprising the steps oftransmitting a vehicle control command comprising a plurality of radio frequency signals from a fob to the vehicle, including the step of hopping between at least two radio frequency transmitting channels within the vehicle control command in a particular pseudo-random pattern known to the vehicle, the plurality of radio frequency signals being transmitted from the fob to the vehicle including a signal that is not normally expected to be received by the vehicle, and including the step of transmitting a particular pseudo-random pattern including fake portions,
receiving at the vehicle each portion of said particular pattern and sequentially adjusting the reception to take account of the known characteristics of each portion of the known pattern, and including the step of ignoring said fake portions,
detecting at the vehicle anomalies in the pattern of the received signals, and
blocking access to said vehicle when detected anomalies exceed permissible limits.

US Pat. No. 10,363,813

INTEGRATED MOTOR AND AXLE APPARATUS AND METHOD

GE Global Sourcing LLC, ...

7. A system, comprising:an electric motor, the electric motor including:
a housing having a first end and a second end;
a hollow rotor shaft extending through the housing from the first end to the second end of the housing, the hollow rotor shaft having a first shaft end having an interior spline surface, and a second shaft end; and
a rear drive shaft received within the hollow rotor shaft, the rear drive shaft having a first splined end mating with the interior spline surface of the hollow rotor shaft and a second splined end opposite the first splined end; and
an axle coupled to the electric motor, the axle including an axle input shaft having an internal splined surface receiving the second splined end of the rear drive shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,363,702

THREE DIMENSIONAL PRINTING APPARATUS

XYZprinting, Inc., New T...

1. A three dimensional printing apparatus, comprising:a tank;
an injecting module, disposed at the tank to inject a liquid forming material into the tank;
a leveling module, movably disposed in the tank;
a curing module, disposed above the tank; and
a control module, electrically connected to the injecting module, the leveling module, and the curing module, wherein the leveling module is controlled by the control module to be moved in the tank, so as to level a surface of the liquid forming material in the tank, and the curing module is controlled by the control module to cure the leveled liquid forming material to form a solidification layer on an inner bottom of the tank,
wherein the surface of the liquid forming material gradually rises relative to the inner bottom of the tank.

US Pat. No. 10,363,566

DISCHARGE HEAD FOR A DISPENSER FOR DISCHARGING A FLUID AND DISPENSER COMPRISING A DISCHARGE HEAD OF THIS TYPE AND SECURING SECTION FOR A DISCHARGE HEAD OF THIS TYPE

APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH, R...

1. A discharge head for a dispenser for discharging a pharmaceutical or cosmetic liquid, the discharge head comprising:a base; and
an applicator mounted movably on the base;
the base is configured to be fitted onto a liquid reservoir or to be rigidly integrated on a liquid reservoir;
the applicator comprises a discharge opening through which liquid can be released into an environment;
a pump mechanism arranged in a liquid channel configured to connect the liquid reservoir to the discharge opening, wherein the pump mechanism can be actuated by displacement of the applicator with respect to the base; anda childproof cap unit;the cap unit comprises a cap for covering the discharge opening;the cap unit comprises a separate securing portion which is mounted on the applicator via a securing mechanism, the securing portion being releasably secured to the cap; andthe securing portion and the cap of the cap unit are provided with a threaded mechanism for securing the cap on the securing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,363,535

GAS-LIQUID-SOLID THREE-PHASE SLURRY BED INDUSTRIAL REACTOR CAPABLE OF ACHIEVING CONTINUOUS OPERATION

1. A gas-liquid-solid three-phase slurry-bed industrial reactor capable of achieving continuous operation, comprising:a false plate arranged on a seal head of the reactor,
an inlet gas distribution component,
heat exchange tube components,
a liquid-solid separator component,
solid concentration uniform distribution components,
a gas-liquid-solid washing and separation component arranged on an upper outlet of the reactor,
a flow guiding facility arranged on an internal component support beam of the reactor,
a filter-backflush, and
a gas-solid washing system.

US Pat. No. 10,363,508

FILTER HOUSING

Camfil AB, Stockholm (SE...

1. An air filter housing for supplying air to a space, said air filter housing being configured to be arranged in a ceiling of said space, the air filter housing comprising:a mouth facing downward, said mouth comprising a sealing surface configured to receive a panel type air filter comprising a frame and a filter medium held within said frame, such that a sealing connection between said sealing surface and said frame is achieved, and
at least one resilient member arranged below the sealing surface such that when a panel type air filter is inserted into the mouth, the resilient member will be deformed by the filter frame as the filter passes the resilient member, and resume its original shape once the filter has passed, such that the filter is retained between the sealing surface and the resilient member, wherein the resilient member has a vertically sloping deflecting surface, and a horizontal retaining surface, wherein the horizontal retaining surface is arranged to support a bottom surface portion of the filter frame once the filter frame has passed and the resilient member has resumed its original shape.

US Pat. No. 10,363,507

FILTER HOUSING

Camfil AB, Stockholm (SE...

1. An air filter housing for supplying air to a space, said air filter housing being configured to be arranged in a ceiling of said space,said housing having a mouth facing downward, said mouth comprising a sealing surface configured to receive a panel type air filter comprising a frame and a filter medium held within said frame, such that a sealing connection between said sealing surface and said frame is achieved,
wherein said filter housing further comprises at least one clamping device for clamping the frame of the panel type air filter against the sealing surface,
wherein said at least one clamping device comprises a cam mechanism configured to displace the frame when activating the cam mechanism, thereby providing clamping of said filter frame against the sealing surface, a clamp holder, and an axle fixed in the clamp holder,
wherein the clamping device further comprises a clamping portion arranged at the axle such that the clamping portion can rotate and move along a portion of the length of said axle, and a cam lever portion arranged at an end of the axle comprising an eccentric portion and a lever portion movable between an open and a closed position, such that when the lever is moved from the open to the closed position the eccentric portion pushes the clamping portion along the axle towards the sealing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,363,386

PATIENT INTERFACE DEVICE

RIC INVESTMENTS LLC, Wil...

1. A patient interface device, comprising:a support member sized and configured to span at least a portion of a patient's face while remaining below the patient's eyes responsive to the patient interface device being donned by such a patient, the support member being a single-piece unitary member and having a coupling portion configured to continuously span from a first side of a patient's face on a first side of the patient's nose to a second, opposite side of the patient's face on a second, opposite side of the patient's nose responsive to the patient interface device being donned by such a patient;
a sealing assembly operatively coupled to the support member at the coupling portion in a manner wherein the sealing assembly is rotatable relative to the support member about a longitudinal axis of the coupling portion and slideable relative to the support member along the longitudinal axis of the coupling portion while remaining in fluid communication with an interior of the support member, wherein the support member defines a gas carrying conduit adapted to carry a flow of gas to the sealing assembly; and
a pair of patient contacting members, each contacting member adjustably coupled to the support member at a location on the support member positioned to overlie a respective zygomatic bone of the patient when the patient interface device is donned by the patient,
wherein each contacting member of the pair of contacting members comprises a pad support adjustably coupled to the support member and a pad attached to the pad support opposite the support member, and
wherein the pad is structured to engage the respective zygomatic bone of the patient when the patient interface device is donned by the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,363,370

CONTROLLING THE UNIFORMITY OF PECVD DEPOSITION

SiO2 Medical Products, In...

1. A method of plasma modifying a vessel having a lumen defined at least in part by a surface to be treated, the method comprising:providing plasma in or near the surface by providing an outer electrode outside the vessel and an inner electrode at least partially inside the lumen of the vessel and energizing the electrodes using radio frequency energy under conditions effective for plasma modification of the surface of the vessel; and
at least part of the time while providing plasma, providing a magnetic field in or near the plasma, the magnetic field having a position, orientation, and field strength effective to improve the uniformity, density, or both of plasma modification of the surface of the vessel;in which the plasma modification of the surface comprises plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) and the plasma does not include a substantial amount of hollow cathode plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,363,173

CONFOCAL DETECTION TO MINIMIZE CAPSULOTOMY OVERCUT WHILE DYNAMICALLY RUNNING ON THE CAPSULAR SURFACE

OPTIMEDICA CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of modifying an intraocular target of an eye, the method comprising:focusing a treatment beam to a focal point at a first location in the eye so as to therapeutically alter tissue at the first location;
measuring an intensity signal of electromagnetic radiation reflected from the first location in response to the treatment beam;
identifying a second location in the eye using the measured intensity signal of the electromagnetic radiation reflected from the first location;
scanning the focal point toward the second location and altering tissue at the second location with the treatment beam; and
repeating the measuring step and the identifying step for the second location and a plurality of additional locations in the eye, and repeating the scanning step and the altering step to alter tissue at the plurality of additional locations in the eye with the treatment beam, wherein the altering of the tissue at the first, second and the plurality of additional locations collectively form an incision surface in the eye.

US Pat. No. 10,363,140

SYSTEMS, DEVICE, AND METHODS FOR JOINT FUSION

SI-Bone Inc., Santa Clar...

1. A system for the fusion of the sacroiliac joint, the system comprising:a guide pin configured to have a length greater than a mediolateral side to side width of an adult human patient's pelvis, the guide pin having a proximal end with a first alignment feature and a distal end with a second alignment feature;
a broach having a lumen for receiving the guide pin, the lumen having a complementary alignment feature that is configured to interact with the first alignment feature and the second alignment feature to register the broach with the guide pin in a predetermined orientation, the broach configured to form a rectilinear cavity in bone; and
an implant having a rectilinear cross-section transverse to a longitudinal axis of the implant, the implant configured to have a length greater than the width between a surface of the patient's right ilium and a surface of the patient's left ilium, the implant sized to fit through the cavity formed by the broach,
wherein the broach further comprises:
an elongate body with a proximal end, a distal end, at least three faces between the distal end and the proximal end, a plurality of apices formed at the junctions between adjacent faces, and a longitudinal axis, the lumen extending throughout the elongate body about the longitudinal axis, wherein the lumen is sized and shaped for receiving the guide pin;
a plurality of cutting surfaces spaced apart along the longitudinal axis of the elongate body and located on the distal end of the elongate body for shaping the cavity to receive the implant, wherein the plurality of cutting surfaces are oriented along the plurality of apices and become progressively smaller in size towards the distal end; and
a plurality of additional cutting surfaces aligned with the plurality of apices for cutting channels in the cavity to receive a bone graft material.

US Pat. No. 10,363,103

FLEXIBLE AND STEERABLE ELONGATE INSTRUMENTS WITH SHAPE CONTROL AND SUPPORT ELEMENTS

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A steerable elongate instrument, comprising:an elongate body, comprising:
a proximal portion;
a distal portion;
a first lumen extending through the proximal portion and the distal portion; and
multiple secondary lumens extending through the proximal portion and the distal portion;
multiple flex tubes disposed within the secondary lumens within the proximal portion of the elongate body, wherein a proximal portion of each flex tube is slideable into and out of the elongate body at a proximal end of the elongate body, wherein a distal end of each flex tube is fixedly coupled to a distal end of the proximal portion of the elongate body, and wherein, when the elongate body is placed in a bend such that a first side of the elongate body contracts and a second side of the elongate body stretches, one of the flex tubes located in the first side slides at least partially out of the secondary lumen in which it is disposed, and another of the flex tubes located in the second side slides at least partially into the secondary lumen in which it is disposed;
multiple pull wires, wherein each of the flex tubes has a different one of the pull wires disposed therein; and
a control unit positioned proximal to the elongate body,
wherein a distal portion of each of the pull wires is coupled to the distal portion of the elongate body, and wherein a proximal portion of each of the pull wires is operatively coupled to the control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,363,066

TISSUE RESECTION DEVICE

Gyrus ACMI, Inc., Southb...

1. A medical device, the device comprising:an outer tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end;
a middle tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end, the middle tubular member configured to be received within the outer tubular member and capable of being rotatable relative to the outer tubular member; and
an inner tubular member configured to be received within the middle tubular member and capable of reciprocating and also capable of being rotatable relative to the middle tubular member;
wherein the outer tubular member comprises a first opening, wherein the middle tubular member comprises a second opening, and wherein the first opening is aligned with the second opening, wherein the outer tubular member comprises a first window between the first opening and the proximal end, wherein the middle tubular member comprises a second window between the second opening and the proximal end,
wherein the inner tubular member is configured to reciprocate and rotate while the middle tubular member and the outer tubular member are configured to be stationary, and wherein the middle tubular member is configured to be rotatable relative to the outer tubular member while the inner tubular member is configured to be stationary.

US Pat. No. 10,363,026

ROTATING SUTURE ANCHOR

Fusion Orthopedics, LLC, ...

1. A top locking rotatable suture anchor device for orthopedic surgical procedures to attach soft tissue to a bone using one or more sutures providing adjustment of an angle of tension and rotation of an attached suture prior to, during and subsequent to installation in a bone, said rotatable suture anchor device comprising:an anchor body defining an upper end, a lower end with a longitudinal axis there between, said body further defining an outer surface providing a plurality of bone securing projections, an inner longitudinal chamber along said longitudinal axis defining an inner wall providing at least one circumferential inner locking groove, and an upper chamber expansion;
a central pin disposed within said inner longitudinal chamber defining a base, an upward extending cylindrical slide shaft having an upper end with an annular space provided between said cylindrical slide shaft and said inner wall of said inner longitudinal chamber;
an eyelet pin defining a proximal end, a distal end, an inner bore having a lower bore opening, said inner bore slidably and rotatably engaging said cylindrical slide shaft within said annular space into an open position and a closed position, said eyelet pin further defining an outer surface extending at least one pin lock extension to lock said eyelet pin within said at least one circumferential inner locking groove into said closed position, and a transverse passage defined within an upper lock expansion at said proximal end receiving at least one suture through said transverse passage; and
a rotatable ring defining an inner opening, an upper end, a lower end, an outer surface and a ring lock groove, said rotatable ring installed within said upper chamber expansion, said rotatable ring remaining fully rotatable about said longitudinal axis while longitudinally secured, said proximal end of said eyelet pin longitudinally moveable within said rotatable ring between said open and closed position, wherein said at least one suture is secured within said suture anchor device in said closed position within said transverse passage at a desired length and tension, with or without requiring a knot or tied connection to said suture anchor device, said at least one suture engaged between said proximal end of said eyelet pin and said inner surface of said rotatable ring, wherein said suture attachment may be knotless, knotted or tied to said suture anchor device, while still providing said suture fully rotatable around said longitudinal axis relative to the anchor body in said closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,363,020

COMPOSITE PLUG FOR ARTERIOTOMY CLOSURE AND METHOD OF USE

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED ...

1. A method of use of a composite arteriotomy plug comprising:positioning a composite arteriotomy plug having an elongate core member, a distal end, and a proximal end within a tissue tract adjacent to a vessel puncture,
wherein the composite arteriotomy plug varies along an axial extent of the composite arteriotomy with regard to at least one of composition, placement, and thickness of one or more layers disposed about the elongate core member of the composite arteriotomy plug as a function of longitudinal distance from the distal end of the composite arteriotomy plug;
controlling longitudinal exposure of the composite arteriotomy plug to body fluids within the tissue tract by altering at least one of the composition, placement, and thickness of the one or more layers disposed about the elongate core member of the composite arteriotomy plug as a function of longitudinal distance from the distal end of the composite arteriotomy plug; and
allowing the composite arteriotomy plug to expand radially upon contact with bodily fluids with a swelling profile in which swelling is generally initiated at or near the distal end of the composite arteriotomy plug and continues at more proximal locations as a function of time.

US Pat. No. 10,362,993

DETERMINING SENSOR DATA QUALITY BASED ON BIOIMPEDANCE INFORMATION

Mad Apparel, Inc., Redwo...

1. A method comprising:receiving physiological data from a garment worn by a user, the garment including a plurality of sensors configured to generate the physiological data, the physiological data describing muscle activation of a plurality of muscles of the user while performing an exercise;
receiving the bioimpedance data from the garment, the plurality of sensors configured to generate the bioimpedance data, the bioimpedance data based on a level of physical contact between a sensor of the plurality of sensors and a portion of skin of the user;
determining a parameter value of a sample of the bioimpedance data;
providing, in response to the parameter value being within a predetermined range, biofeedback to a client device for display to the user, the biofeedback indicating a metric of performance of the exercise based on the physiological data, wherein the parameter value being within the predetermined range indicates that the sensor is in sufficient physical contact with the portion of skin of the user, wherein the biofeedback includes a particular metric of at least one of the plurality of muscles; and
modifying the particular metric of at least one of the plurality of muscles in response to the parameter value being outside of the predetermined range, wherein parameter values outside of the predetermined range indicate that the sensor is not in sufficient physical contact with the portion of skin of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,362,980

METHOD FOR PREDICTING AROUSAL LEVEL AND AROUSAL LEVEL PREDICTION APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method for predicting an arousal level used by a computer of an arousal level prediction apparatus that predicts an arousal level of a user, the method comprising:obtaining current biological information regarding the user detected by a first sensor;
calculating a current arousal level of the user on the basis of the current biological information;
obtaining current environment information indicating a current environment around the user detected by a second sensor;
predicting a future arousal level, which is an arousal level a certain period of time later, on the basis of the current arousal level and the current environment information; and
(i) issuing a notification to the user or (ii) controlling another device, on the basis of the future arousal level.

US Pat. No. 10,362,974

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING TRANS-ABDOMINAL FETAL OXIMETRY AND/OR TRANS-ABDOMINAL FETAL PULSE OXIMETRY USING A HEARTBEAT SIGNAL FOR A PREGNANT MAMMAL

RAYDIANT OXIMETRY, INC., ...

1. A fetal monitoring system, comprising:a detector adapted to detect light reflected from an abdomen of a pregnant mammal and a fetus contained therein, the reflected light corresponding to incident light projected into the pregnant mammal's abdomen and the fetus by a light source, the detector being further adapted to convert the detected light into a reflected electronic signal and communicate the reflected electronic signal to a processor; and
a processor in communication with the detector, the processor being configured to:
isolate a portion of the reflected electronic signal that corresponds to light reflected from the fetus from the reflected electronic signal, the isolation comprising:
receiving the reflected electronic signal from the detector,
receiving a heartbeat signal for the pregnant mammal,
monitoring the maternal heartbeat signal for a decrease in heartrate corresponding to maternal respiration,
determining a portion of the reflected electronic signal that corresponds with the heartbeat signal for the pregnant mammal and the decrease in heartrate corresponding to maternal respiration,
subtracting the portion of the reflected electronic signal that corresponds with the heartbeat signal and the decrease in heartrate corresponding to maternal respiration for the pregnant mammal from the reflected electronic signal,
analyze the isolated portion of the reflected electronic signal to determine a hemoglobin oxygen saturation level of the fetus; and
facilitate provision of an indication of the hemoglobin oxygen saturation level of the fetus to a display device.

US Pat. No. 10,362,971

FINGERPRINT POWDER

AIR SCIENCE USA LLC, For...

1. A powdered polycyanoacrylate polymer produced by a process comprising:(a) charging a reaction vessel with a mist comprising water;
(b) dripping methyl or ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate into the water mist in the reaction vessel, thereby producing an exothermic reaction, thereby conducting uniform polymerization of said methyl or ethyl 2-cyanoacrate, and temporarily halting or decreasing a rate of addition of methyl or ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate if the temperature in the reaction vessel becomes too high for uniform polymerization;
(c) once polymerization of the methyl or ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate is complete, allowing the reaction mass to cool;
(d) removing polycyanoacrylate polymer formed in step (b) and cooled in step (c) from the reaction vessel;
(e) drying the polycyanoacrylate polymer to provide a dry solid polycyanoacrylate polymer; and
(f) pulverizing the dry solid into a powder, wherein more than 95% of the particle mass in said powder comprises particles having a particle diameter in the range of from 1 to 200 microns, or wherein the particles in said powder have one or more of the following particle size characteristics (i), (ii), and (iii): (i) at least 50 weight-% of the powder particles have a feret length of from 20 to 80 nanometers; (ii) at least 50 weight-% of the powder particles have a feret width of from 10 to 40 nanometers; (iii) at least 50 weight-% of the powder particles have a rectangularity ranging from 60 to 75.
US Pat. No. 10,363,320

CONJUGATE COMPRISING OXYNTOMODULIN AND AN IMMUNOGLOBULIN FRAGMENT, AND USE THEREOF

Hanmi Science Co., Ltd., ...

1. A conjugate comprising:an oxyntomodulin derivative comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 33;
an immunoglobulin Fc region; and
a non-peptidyl polymer, wherein the non-peptidyl polymer links the oxyntomodulin derivative and the immunoglobulin Fc region via covalent bonds.
US Pat. No. 10,364,345

MONOLITHIC INTERLAYERS OF CELLULOSE ESTER POLYVINYL ACETAL POLYMER BLENDS

Solutia Inc., St. Louis,...

1. A monolithic interlayer comprising a polymer blend of:(A) polyvinyl acetal (“poly(vinyl acetal)”); and
(B) a cellulose ester (“CE”); wherein said poly(vinyl acetal) comprises a polyvinyl butyral resin having a residual OH content ranging from 6-35 wt % PVOH based on the weight of the polyvinyl butyral resin; wherein the monolithic interlayer has a haze value of 4% or less; wherein said cellulose ester layer has a Tg of at least 50° C. and not more than 200° C.
US Pat. No. 10,363,323

HYDROPHOBIC MODIFIED PEPTIDES FOR LIVER SPECIFIC DIAGNOSIS

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITA...

1. A hydrophobic modified peptide of the formula[X—P—Y—Ro]Ap,
wherein
X is an amino acid sequence having a length of m amino acids,
wherein m is at least 4, and
wherein the N-terminus of X comprises one or more amino acids comprising an amino group in the side chain,
wherein the one or more of the amino acids comprising an amino group in the side chain comprises a hydrophobic modification selected from acylation with carboxylic acids, fatty acids, and amino acids with lipophilic side chains or addition of a hydrophobic moiety selected from the group consisting of cholesterol, derivatives of cholesterol, a phospholipid, a glycolipid, a glycerol ester, steroids, a ceramide, an isoprene derivative, adamantane, farnesol, an aliphatic group, and a polyaromatic compound; and
wherein the one or more amino acids comprising the amino group in the side chain is coupled to one or more labels selected from the group consisting of a fluorescent dye, a fluorescence emitting isotope, a radioisotope, and a contrast agent
P is a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence NPLGFXaaP (SEQ ID NO: 1), wherein Xaa is an arbitrary amino acid;
Y is an amino acid sequence having a length of n amino acids, wherein n is 0 or at least 1;
m+n?11
R is a C-terminal modification of said hydrophobic modified peptide, which protects from degradation selected from the group consisting of an amide, a D-amino acid, a modified amino acid, a cyclic amino acid, an albumin, a natural polymer, a synthetic polymer, and a glycane; o is 0 or at least 1; and
A is an anchor group selected from the group consisting of an ester, an ether, a disulfide, an amide, a thiol, and a thioester; p is 0 or at least 1.
US Pat. No. 10,364,357

HIGH QUALITY ANTIMICROBIAL PAINT COMPOSITION

THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMP...

1. A paint composition comprising:(a) a binder polymer having a compatibility score of 0.5 or lower;
(b) a quaternary ammonium compound;
(c) at least about 20% by weight titanium dioxide pigment; and
(d) water;
wherein the paint composition has a total solids content of less than 60% by weight and a viscosity of under 120 KU,
wherein the paint composition has a pigment volume concentration (PVC) of about 5 to about 60;
wherein the quaternary ammonium compound is present in a suitable amount to provide one or more of (1) gram negative bacterial reduction by greater than 3 logs within 2 hours of application of the gram negative bacteria to a dried surface of the paint composition; (2) gram positive bacterial reduction by greater than 3 logs within 2 hours of application of the gram positive bacteria to a dried surface of the paint composition; or (3) viral reduction by greater than 3 logs within 2 hours of application of the virus to a dried surface of the paint composition.
US Pat. No. 10,364,438

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR OBTAINING USEFUL PLANT TRAITS

NUTECH VENTURES, Lincoln...

1. A plant or plant cell comprising a mutation in a MutS Homolog 1 (MSH1) gene polynucleotide sequence encoding the FYE amino acid sequence of the DNA binding domain 1 of the MSH1 polypeptide, wherein the mutation encodes the amino acid sequence FYZ in the DNA binding domain 1 wherein Z is any amino acid other than E, wherein such mutation is not present in control plants of the same species, wherein MSH1 function is suppressed in plastids of the plant or plant cell, and wherein MSH1 function is maintained in mitochondria of the plant or plant cell.
US Pat. No. 10,364,440

NANOTUBES AS CARRIERS OF NUCLEIC ACIDS INTO CELLS

Brown University, Provid...

1. A method of delivering one or more nucleic acids into a cell comprising contacting the cell with a complex of a rosette nanotube and the one or more nucleic acids in a manner to deliver the complex into the cell, wherein the one or more nucleic acids are released from the complex after entry into the cell.
US Pat. No. 10,364,441

METHODS TIP ASSEMBLIES AND KITS FOR INTRODUCING MATERIAL INTO CELLS

Tufts University, Boston...

1. A method of introducing a composition in a fluid into cells, the method comprising:a) passaging a suspension of cells in a fluid with the composition through a decrease in pressure, wherein the passaging occurs by the application of a positive pressure; and
b) drawing the suspension of cell back through the at least one constriction by the application of a negative pressure,wherein the decrease in pressure occurs in a device comprising a channel with at least one constriction, wherein the positive pressure and a negative pressure are generated by a flow device, and wherein the decrease in pressure enhances temporary permeability in the cells, thereby introducing the composition into the cells.
US Pat. No. 10,364,215

ZERO EMISSION UREA PROCESS AND PLANT

Stamicarbon B.V., Sittar...

1. A plant for the production of urea, said plant comprising a urea synthesis section configured to operate at a pressure of at least 12 MPa and an incinerator, said synthesis section comprising an outlet for liquid and an outlet for gas, wherein said outlet for gas is directly or indirectly connected to a fuel inlet of said incinerator, andwherein the incinerator comprises a combustion chamber that comprises a gas inlet connected with a unit providing gas comprising unreacted ammonia from said synthesis section.
US Pat. No. 10,366,777

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE INTEGRITY OF TEST STRINGS WITH RESPECT TO A REFERENCE GENOME

10X GENOMICS, INC., Plea...

1. A computing system comprising:one or more processors; and
memory, the memory storing one or more programs to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs comprising instructions for determining whether a sequence event arises between a first and a second position in a first string or a second string using a reference genome through a two phase method, wherein
the reference genome encompasses an entirety of the first string and an entirety of the second string,
the first string is not fully determined,
the second string is not fully determined, andthe two phase method comprises:(A) obtaining a data construct representing a plurality of components, wherein
each respective component in the plurality of components maps to a different contiguous portion of the reference genome and represents less than one percent of the reference genome,
the data construct comprises a plurality of sequence read pools,
each sequence read pool (i) has a different identifier in a plurality of identifiers and (ii) comprises a corresponding plurality of sequence reads,
each respective sequence read in the corresponding plurality of sequence reads of a sequence read pool in the plurality of sequence read pools (i) is obtained from an optical measurement device and (ii) includes the same identifier string in addition to a coding string that consists of a portion of the first string or the second string,
each respective sequence read in the plurality of sequence reads of a sequence read pool in the plurality of sequence read pools is assigned to (i) a first class when the coding region of the respective sequence read matches a portion of the first string, (ii) a second class when the coding region of the respective sampling matches a portion of the second string or (iii) a third class when the coding region of the respective sequence read matches the portion of the first string as well as the portion of the second string,
the plurality of sequence reads across each respective sequence read pool in the plurality of sequence read pools collectively forms a Poisson or near Poisson distribution of sequence reads across both the first string and the second string,
at least some of the sequence reads in the plurality of sequence read pools have not been assigned to the first class, the second class, or the third class with absolute certainty,
each plurality of sequence reads represents one or two corresponding components in the plurality of components;
the data construct does not include sequence reads for at least a predetermined portion of each component in the plurality of components;
(B) identifying first and second positions in the reference genome;
(C) calculating, as part of a first phase of the two phase method, an initial basis of the sequence event arising between the first and second positions in the first or second string using each of a plurality of models and an initial assumption of the number of components that contribute to each pool of sequence reads that includes sequence reads that collectively encompass the first position or the second position and (ii) the class assignment of the sequence reads that map onto components that overlap the first position or the second position, wherein each model in the plurality of models posits an observed distribution of sequence reads in the data construct across the portion of the reference genome that is bounded by the first position and the second position against an expected distribution of sequence reads in the construct across the reference genome upon introduction of a sequence event, wherein
a first model in the plurality of models assumes that no sequence event occurs between the first position and the second position in the first string or the second string,
a second model in the plurality of models assumes that a sequence event occurs between the first position and the second position in both the first string and the second string, and
a third model in the plurality of models assumes that a sequence event occurs between the first position and the second position in only one of the first string and the second string but not the other of the first string and the second string;
(D) adjusting, as part of the second phase of the two phase method, the initial assumption of (i) the number of components that contribute to each pool of sequence reads that includes sequence reads that map to components that overlap the first position or the second position and (ii) the class assignment of the sequence reads that map onto components that overlap the first position or the second position using the calculated basis of the sequence event arising between the first position and the second position in the first string or the second string from each of the plurality of models using an expectation-maximization algorithm; and
(E) repeating the calculating (C) and adjusting (D) until a convergence criterion is satisfied thereby determining whether the first string or the second string have a structural variation with respect to the reference genome.
US Pat. No. 10,363,205

DELAYED RELEASE DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ELC MANAGEMENT LLC, Melv...

1. A delayed release delivery system, comprising:at least one treated particle, the treated particle, comprising:
a hydrophilic core particle having surface pores and a liquid contained therein, the hydrophilic core particle being further encapsulated by a polymer having a hydrophobic backbone and a plurality of hydrophilic pendant groups,
wherein at least some of the surface pores adjacent the hydrophilic pendant groups are blocked in the presence of water and unblocked in the absence of water, and
wherein the polymer is modified with polyglycerol pendant groups.
US Pat. No. 10,364,305

POLYOLEFIN AND A PROCESS FOR PREPARING THE SAME

Reliance Industries Limit...

1. A process for preparing a polyolefin, said process comprising the following steps;a. obtaining a Ziegler-Natta catalyst composition comprising:
at least one procatalyst comprising:
i. a morphologically modified magnesium alkoxide as a support;
ii. at least one titanium halide;
iii. at least one first internal donor and at least one second internal donor; and
iv. at least one hydrocarbon medium;
at least one organoaluminum compound as a co-catalyst; and
at least one external donor comprising an organosilane compound and a carboxylic acid ester,
b. mixing the Ziegler-Natta catalyst composition and at least one monomer in the presence of at least one vehicle to obtain a monomer catalyst mixture, wherein the amount of monomer ranges from 5 to 50 kg per gm of said Ziegler-Natta catalyst composition, and
c. polymerizing the monomer catalyst mixture at a temperature ranging from 60 to 100° C., at a pressure ranging from 3 to 40 kg/cm2 in the presence of hydrogen gas to obtain the polyolefin having:
a melt flow index from 1 to 100 g/10 min;
a tacticity from 97 to 99.5%; and
a porosity from 0.1 to 0.4 cm3/g.
US Pat. No. 10,364,306

LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE WITH HIGH ELONGATION HARDENING

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A low density polyethylene comprising:A) a density from about 0.910 to about 0.924 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.;
B) an elongational hardening of at least about 4.2, at 150° C. at an elongational rate of 1 s?1;
C) a ratio Mw/Mn of at least about 18, where
(i) Mw is the weight average molar mass, measured by a MALLS detector coupled to a GPC, and
(ii) Mn is the number average molar mass, measured by GPC (Gel Permeation Chromatography); and
D) Mw from about 230,000 g/mol to about 400,000 g/mol.

US Pat. No. 10,368,265

ENHANCED MECHANISM OF BUFFER STATUS REPORTING TO MULTIPLE SCHEDULERS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

HFI Innovation INC., Hsi...

1. A method comprising:calculating a buffer status value by a user equipment (UE) in a multi-carrier wireless network with inter-base station carrier aggregation (CA), wherein the UE is configured with multiple logical channels (LCs) that belong to one or more logical channel groups (LCGs);
associating a first MAC entity with a first base station;
associating a second MAC entity with a second base station;
detecting a buffer status report (BSR) triggering event;
selecting one or more base stations of the first base station and the second base station for more BSR reports, wherein the UE receives uplink (UL) resource grants for a new transmission from one or more base stations of the first base station and the second base station;
generating one or more BSR reports for the selected one or more base stations; and
transmitting the one or more BSR reports to the selected one or more base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,368,256

MONITORING OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE IN A NETWORK

Eagle Technology, LLC, M...

1. A method for monitoring an operational capability of a mobile communication device (MCD) in a network, comprising:using a land mobile radio (LMR) transceiver implementing a LMR wireless communication protocol to facilitate at least narrowband voice communications for the MCD through an LMR network when communicating with a remote dispatch center;
using a broadband cellular network (BCN) modem in communication with the MCD for implementing a BCN wireless communication protocol to facilitate at least broadband data communications between the MCD and the remote dispatch center;
determining a BCN access interruption wherein the broadband data communication through the BCN is temporarily not possible for the MCD; and
responsive to the determining, automatically communicating from the MCD to the remote dispatch center a notification of the BCN access interruption, by using the LMR network.

US Pat. No. 10,368,249

MODELING FIBER CABLING ASSOCIATED WITH CELL SITES

ETAK Systems, LLC, Hunte...

1. A method for creating a three-dimensional (3D) model of a cell site and associated fiber connectivity, the method comprising:identifying fiber connectivity at or near the cell site;
obtaining first data capture of the fiber connectivity at or near the cell site;
following one or more paths similar to one or more paths of the fiber connectivity while obtaining second data capture of the fiber connectivity leading away from the cell site;
obtaining third data capture of the cell site including a cell tower, associated cell site components on the cell tower, one or more buildings, and surrounding geography around the cell site;
utilizing the first data capture, the second data capture, and the third data capture to develop the 3D model to include the cell site and the fiber connectivity; and
utilizing the 3D model to perform one or more of a cell site audit, a cell site survey, and a cell site planning and engineering process.

US Pat. No. 10,368,221

METHOD FOR OPERATING A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

GEMALTO M2M GMBH, Munich...

1. Method for operating a wireless communication device in a cellular network, the wireless communication device comprising a communication unit comprising a radio mode decision unit and a transceiver unit,the radio mode decision unit further maintaining a set of network operation modes, the wireless communication device further comprising a controlling appliance, interconnected with the communication unit by means of a command interface,
the method comprising the steps of, for the communication unit:
ascertaining at least one communication behavior parameterization conforming to a preconfigured communication behavior demand of the cellular network, for the controlling appliance:
submitting a transport template dataset comprising at least one data element relating to an envisaged communication behavior to the communication unit by means of the command interface,
for the radio mode decision unit:
determining for an imminent data exchange session of the wireless communication device with the cellular network by means of the transceiver unit, one of said network operation modes by taking into account said at least one communication behavior parameterization and said transport template dataset.

US Pat. No. 10,368,204

LOW POWER WIDE AREA NETWORK (LPWAN) REGION AWARENESS METHOD AND SYSTEM

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A device, comprising:a Global Navigation Satellite System and/or Global Positioning System (GNSS/GPS) receiver;
a WiFi receiver;
a multiband Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) transceiver;
a processor communicatively coupled with the GNSS/GPS receiver, the WiFi receiver, and the LPWAN transceiver; and
a memory coupled with and readable by the processor and storing therein a look-up table (LUT) comprising regional parameters defining a frequency band of a plurality of frequency bands for the multiband LPWAN transceiver and an output power level of a plurality of output power levels for the multiband LPWAN transceiver for each of two or more geographic regions and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses associated with each geographic region, the memory further storing a set of instructions which, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to, upon power up of the device, determine a transmission frequency band of the plurality of transmission frequency bands for the multiband LPWAN transceiver and output power level of the plurality of output power levels for the multiband LPWAN transceiver using the LUT and based on data from at least one of the GNSS/GPS receiver or the WiFi receiver, wherein determining the transmission frequency band and output power level for the multiband LPWAN transceiver based on data from at least one of the GNSS/GPS receiver or the WiFi receiver further comprises instructing the GNSS/GPS receiver to acquire a minimum number of satellites needed to determine an initial location, the initial location being less accurate than a final location determined by the GNSS/GPS receiver, and wherein the instructions further cause the processor to, in response to the GNSS/GPS receiver acquiring the minimum number of satellites, determine the initial location for the device based on input from the GNSS/GPS receiver and determine a geographic region for the device based on the determined initial location.

US Pat. No. 10,368,158

EARPHONE DEVICE THAT SWITCHED TO AN OPEN-TYPE OR A CLOSED-TYPE EARPHONE DEVICE

COOLER MASTER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. An earphone device, comprising:a casing including an opening and an accommodating space, the opening communicating with the accommodating space and an outside of the casing, wherein a groove is disposed at a periphery of the casing, and wherein the casing further includes at least one positioning pillar located in the opening;
an earphone body disposed in the accommodating space, wherein a plurality of through holes are disposed outside the earphone body; and
a detachable cover having a protruding bar along a periphery of the detachable cover, wherein the detachable cover includes at least one fixing portion;
wherein the detachable cover and the casing are combined together, the protruding bar is embedded into the groove, and the at least one positioning pillar is inserted into the at least one fixing portion such that the detachable cover covers the earphone body and the through holes,
wherein the through holes are disposed outside the earphone body to make an inside and an outside of the earphone body communicate with each other, and the detachable cover includes a plurality of protruding pillars respectively sealing the through holes.

US Pat. No. 10,368,143

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSCEIVING SCENE COMPOSITION INFORMATION IN MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of transmitting information for multimedia content, the method comprising:generating the information for the multimedia content comprising:
initial information of an asset, and
spatial information and temporal information of the asset comprising temporal information related to scenes, and the temporal information related to the scenes including temporal information related to at least one area of a scene; and
transmitting the information for the multimedia content,
wherein the initial information is separate from the spatial information and the temporal information,
wherein the spatial information and temporal information include scene id, and area id related to the scene, and
wherein the temporal information related to the scenes represents that the scenes are activated in series based on a time axis.

US Pat. No. 10,368,135

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROCESSING

HSNi, LLC, St. Petersbur...

1. A system for transmitting information to a user of a step-top box, the system comprising:a database configured to store user registration data and product information data relating to a plurality of products;
a set-top box communicatively coupled to a remote control device having a touch screen;
a server configured to:
broadcast the product information data of at least one of the plurality of products to a plurality of set-top boxes, including the set-top box, to be displayed on touch screens of a plurality of remote control devices communicatively coupled to the plurality of set-top boxes, respectively, without the product information data being designated for a specific user of one of the plurality of set-top boxes, and
transmit updated product information data that replaces at least a portion of the previously transmitted product information data of the at least one of the plurality of products to the plurality of set-top boxes to be displayed on the touch screens of the plurality of remote control devices, respectively; and
a processor configured to:
compare data relating to a transaction request from a user of the set-top box with user registration data of the user stored in the database to identify the user, and
generate personalized user transaction data and personalized product information for the identified user of the set-top box,
wherein the server is further configured to transmit programming instructions that include the personalized user transaction data and the personalized product information to the set-top box, such that the programming instructions configure the set-top box to control the remote control device communicatively coupled to the set-top box to display the personalized product information in a customized manner on the touch screen of the remote control device, with the customized manner of display being different than the display of the product information data that is broadcast to the plurality of set-top boxes.

US Pat. No. 10,368,125

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION

Innovation Science LLC, ...

1. A mobile terminal with a device identifier for processing information through multiple communications comprising:a network interface configured to receive a multimedia signal through a wireless communication network;
a WiFi communication interface configured for communications through a WiFi network, the device identifier is associated with a network address corresponding to the WiFi network, wherein the mobile terminal is configured to connect to Internet via the WiFi network;
wherein the mobile terminal is further configured to be paired to another mobile terminal to communicate a wireless communication directed to a wireless network via the other mobile terminal;
a buffer;
a decoder;
an encoder; and
a high definition digital output interface,
wherein the mobile terminal is configured to perform a conversion of the multimedia signal, the multimedia signal comprises a compressed signal; wherein the compressed signal is a compressed high definition digital video signal;
wherein the conversion comprises decompressing the compressed signal;
wherein the decoder is configured to decompress the compressed signal to a decompressed signal;
wherein the encoder is configured to encode the decompressed signal to produce an encoded signal, the encoded signal comprising a decompressed high definition digital video signal;
wherein the high definition digital output interface is configured to transmit the encoded signal;
wherein the conversion comprises said decompressing, by the decoder, further followed by encoding, by the encoder, the decompressed signal produced by the decoder to produce the encoded signal for transmission through the high definition digital output interface; and
wherein the buffer is configured to accommodate a buffering and processing rate sufficient for said processing in support of the production of a corresponding multimedia content on a high definition digital display.

US Pat. No. 10,368,117

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADDRESSABLE AND PROGRAM INDEPENDENT ADVERTISING DURING RECORDED PROGRAMS

PRIME RESEARCH ALLIANCE E...

1. A method of a subscriber video recording device inserting at least one targeted advertisement into a video program, the method comprising:receiving, at the subscriber video recording device, at least one targeted advertisement and storing the at least one targeted advertisement;
receiving, at the subscriber video recording device, at least one video program;
recording, at the subscriber video recording device, the at least one video program;
determining, at the subscriber video recording device, if the recorded video program is interrupted by one or more existing advertising avails;
if the recorded video program is not interrupted by one or more advertising avails, creating, at the subscriber video recording device, one or more customized avails within the at least one video program, the one or more customized avails each having a duration; and
retrieving the stored at least one targeted advertisement and inserting at least one advertisement into the one or more customized avails.

US Pat. No. 10,368,095

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTRA MODE CODING

HFI Innovation Inc., Zhu...

1. A method for predictive Intra coding, the method comprising:determining a set of Intra prediction modes that is used for prediction unit (PU) blocks with a plurality of different block sizes comprising a 4×4 block size and at least two other block sizes;
applying predictive Intra coding to a first PU block of an image having a first block size that matches a block size in the plurality of different block sizes based on one or more neighboring PU blocks according to a first current Intra prediction mode selected from the set of Intra prediction modes; and
applying predictive Intra coding to a second PU block of the image having a second block size that is different from the first block size and matches a block size in the plurality of different block sizes according to a second current Intra prediction mode selected from the set of Intra prediction modes.

US Pat. No. 10,368,087

DYNAMIC RELOAD OF VIDEO ENCODER MOTION ESTIMATION SEARCH WINDOW UNDER PERFORMANCE/POWER CONSTRAINTS

ATI Technologies ULC, Ma...

1. A processing apparatus comprising:an encoder configured to:
encode current frames of a plurality of frames of video data using previously encoded reference frames of the plurality of frames of video data; and
perform a plurality of motion searches within a motion search window about each of a plurality of co-located portions of one or more of the previously encoded reference frames; and
a processor configured to:
prior to performing each of the plurality of motion searches:
determine a threshold number of search window reloads for the co-located portions; and
determine which of a plurality of locations, each corresponding to one of the co-located portions of the one or more reference frames to reload the motion search window according to the determined threshold number of search window reloads and predicted motions at each location of the co-located portions; and
perform the motion searches by causing the encoder to:
reload the motion search window at the determined locations of the one or more reference frames; and
for each of the remaining locations of the one or more reference frames, slide the motion search window in a first direction indicated by the location of the next co-located portion of the one or more reference frames.

US Pat. No. 10,368,059

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDIVIDUALIZED THREE DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY CALIBRATION

Atheer, Inc., Mountain V...

39. An apparatus comprising:a first three-dimensional (3D) display operable to output a virtual object at a first coordinate in three-dimensional (3D) space to a first eye of a viewer;
a second 3D display operable to output the virtual object at a second coordinate in the 3D space to a second eye of the viewer, wherein the first coordinate is different than the first coordinate;
a first sensor configured to measure the first coordinate of an end-effector interacting with the virtual object relative to the first eye when the virtual object is displayed at the first coordinate;
a second sensor configured to measure the second coordinate of the end-effector interacting with the virtual object relative to the second eye when the virtual object is displayed at the second coordinate;
a processor coupled to the first 3D display, the second 3D display, the first sensor, and the second sensor, wherein the processor is configured to:
determine that the end-effector is pointing to a third coordinate on the first 3D display that is different than the first coordinate where the virtual object is displayed;
determine that the end-effector is pointing to a fourth coordinate on the second 3D display that is different than the second coordinate where the virtual object is displayed;
determine a first offset value between the first coordinate where the virtual object is located and the third coordinate where the end-effector is pointing to on the first display, wherein the first offset value indicates a difference in the first coordinate and the third coordinate;
determine a second offset value between the second coordinate where the virtual object is located and the fourth coordinate where the end-effector is pointing to on the second display, wherein the second offset value indicates a difference in the second coordinate and the fourth coordinate;
determine a fifth coordinate in the 3D space, wherein:
the fifth coordinate is the first coordinate adjusted by the first offset value so that the viewer perceives the virtual object as being located at the first coordinate on the first 3D display;
the first 3D display is to display the virtual object at the fifth coordinate on the first 3D display; and
determine a sixth coordinate in the 3D space, wherein:
the sixth coordinate is the second coordinate adjusted by the second offset value so that the viewer perceives the virtual object as being located at the second coordinate on the second 3D display; and
the second 3D display is to display the virtual object at the sixth coordinate on the second 3D display.

US Pat. No. 10,368,048

METHOD FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SCENE ON AN AUTO-STEREOSCOPIC MONITOR

Novomatic AG, Gumpoldski...

4. An auto-stereoscopic monitor for displaying a three-dimensional scene, which is provided as a number of basic images which respectively show the scene to be displayed from different viewing angles, the auto-stereoscopic monitor comprising:a memory for storing an image mask for each of the basic images, each of the image masks associated with a size of a native screen resolution of the auto-stereoscopic monitor, or of a partial area adapted to the auto-stereoscopic display window thereof;
a weighting unit adapted to specify a number of basic image masks;
a screen for displaying a raster image;
optical elements which, when using a basic image mask, respectively map a light originating from the basic images to points on a straight line;
a detection unit for determining a current normal distance of an observer from the auto-stereoscopic monitor normal to an image plane of the auto-stereoscopic monitor; and
an updating unit which determines a stretching factor as a function of the normal distance and a nominal distance when the normal distance of the observer changes, wherein the image masks are stretched or compressed in the direction of the horizontal image axis as a function of the stretching factor;
wherein the weighting unit is adapted
to weight the individual basic images according to sub-pixels with the values of the respective image mask assigned to them and then adds them, and to stretch compress the image masks in the direction of the horizontal image axis as a function of the stretching factor by means of interpolation of the image mask, wherein the stretched or compressed image masks have the same resolution and width as the image mask before being stretched or compressed;
to center the stretched or compressed image masks horizontally, so that the horizontal center of the stretched or compressed image masks coincides with the horizontal center of the image mask before being stretched or compressed; and
wherein the distance between two adjacent projection points on a straight line at the current normal distance from the screen, corresponds to a distance between two respective adjacent projection points on a straight line at the nominal distance from the screen.

US Pat. No. 10,367,939

IVR RECORDING PREVIEW SYSTEM AND METHOD

Verint Americas Inc., Al...

1. A method for previewing an interactive voice response (IVR) recording, comprising:processing at least one audio file using an IVR unit to create routing data, wherein the at least one audio file was obtained from an interaction between a customer and the IVR in a telephone call;
transferring the routing data to a routing unit;
processing the routing data using a routing unit to create customer data;
routing the telephone call to a queue for a customer service agent based on the customer data;
prompting the customer service agent to play the at least one audio file using a Customer Engagement Center (CEC) desktop;connecting the customer service agent to the telephone call.

US Pat. No. 10,367,928

METHOD OF IDENTIFYING CONTACTS FOR INITIATING A COMMUNICATION USING SPEECH RECOGNITION

2236008 Ontario Inc., Wa...

1. A method of initiating a communication using speech recognition on a mobile wireless communication device, comprising:receiving through a microphone a voice input for initiating a communication;
extracting from the voice input using speech recognition a name and a communication type to be initiated from a plurality of potential communication types;
searching a local address book stored in a memory of the mobile wireless communication device to determine whether any contact records in the local address book match the extracted information, wherein the local address book is searched to identify all records having both a contact name that matches the name extracted from the voice input and a type of communication that matches the communication type extracted from the voice input, the type of communication having a populated address field; and
automatically initiating a communication to a contact address from the populated address field of the contact record using an application associated with the communication type in response to a determination that only one contact record in the local address book matches the extracted information.