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. 10,367,049

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. 10,366,449

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. 10,364,011

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. 10,362,898

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. 10,364,306

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. 10,363,283

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. 10,368,448

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A COMPONENT CARRIER

1. A method of manufacturing a component carrier, comprising:electrically testing a first component carrier block, a second component carrier block and a component for compliance with at least one quality criterion; and
classifying the first component carrier block, the second component carrier block, and the component as a known-good first component carrier block, a known-good second component carrier block, and a known-good component, respectively, only if the tested first component carrier block, second component carrier block, and component, respectively, meet the at least one quality criterion;
arranging the known-good component on or spaced with regard to the first known-good component carrier block;
thereafter forming an electrically conductive connection structure on, in, or spaced from the first known-good component carrier block;
embedding the known-good component within at least one of the first known-good component carrier block and the second known-good component carrier block for forming a component carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,368,333

DYNAMICALLY ADAPTING PROVISION OF NOTIFICATION OUTPUT TO REDUCE USER DISTRACTION AND/OR MITIGATE USAGE OF COMPUTATIONAL RESOURCES

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method implemented by one or more processors, comprising:receiving, at an automated assistant application, an electronic message that is directed to a user that is on an excursion to a destination via a vehicle that includes a computing device,
wherein the automated assistant application executes on the computing device or communicates with the computing device, and
wherein the message is received during or before a first portion of a route of the excursion;
determining, before the user has completed the first portion of the route, a first predicted level of driving engagement for the user during the first portion of the route;
determining, before the user has begun a second portion of the route, a second predicted level of driving engagement for the user during the second portion of the route that is subsequent to the first portion of the route;
determining that the second predicted level of driving engagement indicates less driving engagement than the first predicted level of driving engagement; and
based on determining that the second predicted level of driving engagement indicates less driving engagement than the first predicted level of driving engagement:
determining to withhold output, of any content that is based on the message, while the vehicle is navigating the first portion of the route, and
causing the computing device of the vehicle to output, to the user while the vehicle is navigating the second portion of the route, content that is based on the message.

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. 10,368,324

POWER HEADROOM CONFIGURATION FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY CELLS BASED ON PUCCH ACTIVATION

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device that communicates with a base station device by using a plurality of serving cells including a primary cell (Pcell) and a secondary cell (Scell), the terminal device comprising:receiving circuitry configured to
receive a first parameter used for indicating that a power headroom is to be reported using a first medium access control (MAC) control element, and
receive a second parameter used for indicating that simultaneous transmission of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) and a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) is configured, the second parameter being different from the first parameter; and
MAC processing circuitry configured to obtain a value of Type 2 power headroom, wherein
the MAC processing circuitry is configured to
obtain the value of Type 2 power headroom for the Scell configured with the PUCCH in a case that the first parameter is configured, the Scell is configured with the PUCCH, and the Scell configured with the PUCCH is activated, and
obtain the value of Type 2 power headroom for the Pcell in a case that the first parameter is configured, the Scell is not configured with the PUCCH, and the second parameter is configured for the Pcell.

US Pat. No. 10,368,321

MINIMIZING INTERFERENCE CAUSED BY HIGH-POWERED UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for minimizing interference in a wireless network, the method comprising:determining an increase in a number of high-powered wireless devices attached to a serving access node, wherein the increase in the number of high-powered wireless devices causes a corresponding increase in a potential interference to standard-powered wireless devices attached to the serving access node; and
activating a coordinated transmission mode for one or more standard-powered wireless devices responsive to the determining the increase in the number of high-powered wireless devices.

US Pat. No. 10,368,314

WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A wireless control system that performs wireless communication with a communication device and comprises:a wireless adapter; and
a household electrical appliance, wherein
the wireless adapter includes
a wireless module to transmit and receive a wireless signal,
a wireless controller, and
a wireless display,
the wireless controller is configured to
analyze and convert the wireless signal received via the wireless module,
control the wireless adapter,
display, on the wireless display, a connected/disconnected state of wireless communication by the wireless signal, and
notify the household electrical appliance of the connected/disconnected state of the wireless communication,
the household electrical appliance includes
an appliance operator configured to receive a request for a wireless setting from a user,
an appliance controller configured to communicate with the wireless adapter and to control the household electrical appliance,
an appliance storage, and
an appliance display,
the appliance controller is configured to
receive, via the appliance operator, the request for the wireless setting from the user,
cause the appliance storage to store the wireless setting of the wireless communication received via the appliance operator,
display, on the appliance display, the wireless setting of the wireless communication from the appliance storage and the connected/disconnected state of the wireless communication notified by the wireless adapter, and
control power supply to the wireless module and the wireless display on a basis of the wireless setting stored in the appliance storage from a startup time of the wireless adapter so as to suppress power consumption of the wireless module and the wireless display.

US Pat. No. 10,368,310

POWER SAVING IN A COMPUTING DEVICE THAT INCLUDES MULTIPLE RADIOS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A computing device, comprising:an accessory radio that facilitates point-to-point wireless connectivity between the computing device and one or more accessory devices, wherein the accessory radio periodically broadcasts its presence while operating in an active state, and wherein the accessory radio transitions from the active state to a sleep state after a period of inactivity; and
a general purpose radio that facilitates general wireless connectivity between the computing device and other devices, wherein the general purpose radio listens for any messages from the one or more accessory devices that are intended for the accessory radio while the accessory radio is in the sleep state, and wherein the general purpose radio activates the accessory radio in response to the general purpose radio receiving a message, while the accessory radio is in the sleep state, that satisfies at least one activation condition.

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. 10,368,113

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. 10,367,881

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. 10,367,565

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. 10,367,508

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. 10,367,415

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. 10,367,244

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. 10,366,518

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. 10,366,486

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, MOUNTING PROCESSING SYSTEM, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. An image processing device for use in a mounting device, which mounts components on a board, provided with a discard processing section that arranges a discard component to be discarded based on a captured image of the discard component to a discard loading section, the image processing device comprising:circuitry configured to:
acquire an identification image in which it is possible to identify the discard component to be discarded by the discard processing section and the captured image of the discard component;
link the identification image of the discard component and the captured image of the discard component;
create a discard component arrangement image screen that includes an arrangement display area in which a plurality of the identification images are arranged based on an order in which the discard processing section loaded a corresponding plurality of the discard components on the discard loading section; and
output the discard component arrangement image screen.

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. 10,366,440

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. 10,366,152

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. 10,365,699

COMPUTER CASE COOLING STRUCTURE

EVGA CORPORATION, New Ta...

1. A computer case cooling structure, comprising:a case body;
at least one control element, configured on a long edge side of said case body;
a partition plate, configured inside said case body, thereby dividing the inside of said case body into a first cooling space that defines a first airflow passage and second cooling space that defines a second airflow passage;
a cover body, coupled pivotally to one side of said cover body, thereby rotatable around a shot edge side of said case body;
a cooling door assembly, configured movably on said case body such that the cooling door assembly is movable between a closed position where the cooling door assembly closes the second airflow passage and an open position where the cooling door assembly opens the second airflow passage;
a first fan assembly, configured on said case body and corresponding to said first cooling space to generate a first airflow movable through the first airflow passage; and
a second fan assembly, configured on said case body and corresponding to said second cooling space to generate a second airflow movable through the second airflow passage for secondary cooling, wherein the first and second fan assemblies discharge heat in a direction along the long edge side of the case body;
wherein said cooling door assembly comprises at least one limit element configured on said case body, a door panel, and at least one engagement groove configured on said door panel, said engagement groove in engagement with said limit element;
wherein a toggle switch is configured on said door panel adapted to be operated to move said limit element along said engagement groove to selectively open said door panel so as to set said cooling door assembly in the open position and open the second airflow passage that provides the secondary cooling;
wherein said partition plate is arranged to define the first and second airflow passages of said case body that are respectively on opposite sides of said partition plate and are separated from each other by said partition plate, wherein said cooling door assembly is arranged to close said second airflow passage in such a way that said cooling door assembly is movable to the open position to open said airflow passage, selectively allowing air to flow through both said first and second airflow passages; and
wherein an insertion area allowing interface card connectors to be exposed out is configured on said case body and wherein a plurality of blocking sheets are configured on said insertion area.

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. 10,365,332

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. 10,365,015

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. 10,364,666

OPTIMIZED DIRECTIONAL DRILLING USING MWD DATA

Nabors Drilling Technolog...

13. A method of directional drilling comprising:receiving, by a bottom hole assembly (BHA) controller, data from one or more downhole sensors;
determining, by the BHA controller, a relationship from the data from the one or more downhole sensors, wherein the relationship is between at least one of a:
(i) measured differential pressure (DP) and measured toolface orientation;
(ii) measured weight-on-bit (WOB) and measured shock and vibration of a drill bit;
(iii) measured rotations per minute (RPM) of a drill bit and measured shock and vibration, wherein the relationship is determined for an interval of time; or
(iv) measured WOB and measured rate of penetration;
communicating, by the BHA controller, the relationship to a surface controller;
receiving, by the surface controller, the relationship communicated from the BHA controller;
receiving, by the surface controller, data from one or more surface sensors; and
providing, by the surface controller, control signals to a drilling system responsive to the relationship and the data received from the one or more surface sensors.

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. 10,363,813

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. 10,364,305

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. 10,368,398

BIMETAL THERMAL ELEMENT AND THE MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A bimetal thermal element adapted to assembling into a support, comprising:a bimetal strip having a first end, a second end opposite to the first end, and a notch formed at the first end;
a heater made of a resistant strip including a linear portion and a wound portion, wherein the linear portion is straight and extending from a starting position near the second end of the bimetal strip to the notch in a direction parallel to a side of the bimetal strip and the wound portion of the resistant strip is folded around the notch of the bimetal strip so as to wind around the bimetal strip and the linear portion of the resistant strip; and
an insulating device to insulate the bimetal strip from the heater.

US Pat. No. 10,368,396

HEAT PIPE WITH PRINTED HEATER AND ASSOCIATED METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A heater for space equipment, comprising:a heat pipe;
a first layer applied to the heat pipe, the first layer made from an electrically non-conductive material;
a resistance heater printed onto the first layer after the first layer is applied to the heat pipe; and
a second layer adjacent the resistance heater, the resistance heater being positioned between the first layer and the second layer, and the second layer being made from an electrically non-conductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,368,348

PHYSICAL CONTROL CHANNEL SIGNALING ON A SHARED COMMUNICATION MEDIUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A communication method, comprising:controlling communication over a communication medium in accordance with a Time Division Duplex (TDD) frame structure defining a set of subframes that each span a plurality of time-domain symbol periods; and
transmitting or receiving control information via a short Physical Uplink Control Channel (sPUCCH) on one or more subframes of the set of subframes in a portion of the one or more subframes configured for uplink signaling, wherein the sPUCCH comprises one or more pilot symbols and one or more payload symbols that collectively occupy less than all of the plurality of time-domain symbol periods in each of the one or more subframes,
wherein the sPUCCH is transmitted or received on an uplink portion of a special subframe among the set of subframes defined by the TDD frame structure, and
wherein the uplink portion in which the sPUCCH is transmitted or received is located at the beginning of the special subframe preceding a gap portion and a downlink portion, respectively, of the special subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,368,346

DYNAMIC SUBFRAME STRUCTURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus configured for wireless communication utilizing a time-division duplex (TDD) carrier comprising a plurality of TDD subframes, the apparatus comprising:a transceiver;
a memory; and
at least one processor communicatively coupled to the transceiver and the memory, wherein the at least one processor is configured to:
utilize the transceiver to receive signaling comprising information configured to indicate whether to adjust a structure of a TDD subframe; and
if the information indicates adjusting the structure of the TDD subframe, adjust the structure of the TDD subframe in response to receiving the signaling;
wherein adjusting the structure of the TDD subframe comprises adjusting a time or subcarrier allocated for one or more reference signals communicated in the TDD subframe;
wherein adjusting the structure of the TDD subframe further comprises adjusting a time at which the one or more reference signals are communicated to be aligned with a time at which a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) of another TDD subframe is communicated by another apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,368,330

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to:
receive first beacons from at least one peripheral communication station;
generate a second beacon on which beacon timing information related to a reception time of a first beacon having an indication among the first beacons received from the at least one peripheral communication station is placed, based on a change in reception state of at least one of the first beacons, wherein the circuitry places information on the second beacon indicating whether or not a reception state of a first beacon has changed and wherein the change in the reception state of the first beacon comprises at least one of the following: disappearance of a first beacon which has been periodically received thus far, starting of reception of a first beacon which has not been observed thus far, change in the transmission interval of a first beacon which has been received thus far, and change in proximity in reception intervals of first beacon signals received from different peripheral communication stations;
transmit the second beacon generated by the circuitry; and
control transmission timing of the second beacon so as to avoid a collision with the first beacons transmitted from the at least one peripheral communication station.

US Pat. No. 10,368,329

SYNCHRONIZATION FOR STANDALONE LTE BROADCAST

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a base station (BS), comprising:providing unicast coverage to one or more user equipments (UEs) in a unicast coverage area within a larger coverage area;
transmitting unicast data, to the one or more UEs, in one or more subframes; and
transmitting synchronization signals, to the one or more UEs, within one or more broadcast subframes, wherein:
the synchronization signals are transmitted as single frequency network (SFN) transmissions synchronized with transmissions from one or more other base stations providing unicast coverage within the larger coverage area; and
transmitting the unicast data comprises transmitting the unicast data using a first cyclic prefix (CP) length that is different than a second CP length used for the one or more broadcast subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,368,325

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BEAM ADAPTATION IN A BEAM-BASED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for beam adaptation in a beam-based communications system including user equipment (UE) and a transmit-receive point (TRP), the method comprising:determining, by the UE, a beamforming gain headroom (BHR) based on a UE maximum beamforming gain and a beamforming gain of a UE beam between the UE and the TRP, wherein the BHR is a difference between the UE maximum beamforming gain and the beamforming gain of the UE beam between the UE and the TRP;
in response to the determining sending, by the UE, the BHR to the TRP; and
receiving, by the UE, a beam adaptation indication from the TRP wherein the beam adaptation indication is in accordance with the BHR sent to the TRP.

US Pat. No. 10,368,319

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING TRANSMIT POWER IN GSM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for adjusting a transmit power in a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) communications terminal, the method comprising:determining that a GSM communications terminal concurrently executes a first service on a first subscriber identity module (SIM) card and a second service on a second SIM card that are supported by the communications terminal, wherein a modem corresponding to the first SIM card is a first modem, and a modem corresponding to the second SIM card is a second modem;
adjusting steady-state transmit powers of the first modem according to a service type of the first service and the second modem according to a service type of the second service, so that a steady-state transmit power of a modem corresponding to a high-priority service in the first service and the second service is greater than or equal to a steady-state transmit power of a modem corresponding to a low-priority service in the first service and the second service, wherein the steady-state transmit power refers to a transmit power of a to-be-accessed service or a single-pass service within a period of time starting from successful access of the to-be-accessed service during execution of the single-pass service to releasing of either of the services; and the to-be-accessed service is the first service or the second service, and correspondingly, the single-pass service is a service, other than the to-be-accessed service, in the first service and the second service; and
wherein adjusting steady-state transmit powers of the first modem according to a service type of the first service and the second modem according to a service type of the second service, comprises:
determining priorities of the first service and the second service according to the service type of the first service and the service type of the second service, and
adjusting the steady-state transmit power of the modem corresponding to the high-priority service in the first service and the second service to be greater than or equal to the steady-state transmit power of the modem corresponding to the low-priority service in the first service and the second service.

US Pat. No. 10,368,302

INDICATOR-CONTROLLED UTILIZATION OF OUTDATED CONFIGURATION DEFINED IN ACCESS INFORMATION TABLE FOR ACCESS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of controlling access to a cellular network, the method comprising:a radio device receiving an access information table from the cellular network, the access information table comprising parameters of a plurality of configurations for controlling access of the radio device to the cellular network;
the radio device receiving an identifier from the cellular network;
depending on the identifier, the radio device selecting one of the configurations from the access information table; and
in response to determining that at least one of the received access information table and the received identifier is outdated, the radio device determining, depending on an indicator associated with the selected configuration, whether to access the cellular network on the basis of the selected configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,368,301

MULTI-BEAM AND SINGLE-BEAM DISCOVERY REFERENCE SIGNALS FOR SHARED SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

22. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:a processor;
memory in electronic communication with the processor; and
instructions stored in the memory, wherein the instructions are executable by the processor to:
determine multiple transmission beams for transmission of a discovery reference signal (DRS) over a shared radio frequency spectrum band;
perform a first listen before talk (LBT) procedure for the DRS based at least in part on the multiple transmission beams;
transmit, based at least in part on the first LBT procedure, the DRS over the shared radio frequency spectrum band using a set of the multiple transmission beams;
perform an opportunistic beam-specific second LBT procedure for a first beam of the multiple transmission beams; and
transmit an opportunistic DRS on the first beam based at least in part on a success of the opportunistic beam-specific second LBT procedure for the first beam.

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. 10,368,265

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. 10,368,192

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. 10,368,095

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. 10,367,913

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. 10,367,622

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. 10,367,443

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SUPPORTING SOLAR PANELS

Alion Energy, Inc., Rich...

1. A method of supporting solar panels, the method comprising:forming first and second concrete tracks;
assembling first, second, and third racking structures, each comprising:
front and rear legs;
first landings at tops of the front legs;
second landings at tops of the rear legs, wherein the second landings are not directly coupled to the first landings by a structural member;
front feet at bottoms of the front legs; and
rear feet at bottoms of the rear legs;
securing the front feet of the assembled first, second, and third racking structures to the first concrete track;
securing the rear feet of the first, second, and third racking structures to the second concrete track;
placing a first solar panel on the first and second landings of the first and second racking structures;
securing a first edge of the first solar panel to each of the first and second landings of the first racking structure;
placing a second solar panel on the first and second landings of the second racking structure and on the first and second landings of the third racking structure; and
securing a second edge of the first solar panel and a first edge of the second solar panel to the first and second landings of the second racking structure
wherein the first concrete track and the second concrete track are positioned in a direction that is transverse to the first edge of the first solar panel, the first edge of the second solar panel, and the second edge of the first solar panel.

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. 10,367,155

ORGANOMETALLIC COMPLEX AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. An organometallic complex represented by Formula 1A or 1B below:
wherein, R1, R2, R1a, and R1b are each independently selected from:
a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine, a hydrazone, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, an unsubstituted C1-C20 alkyl group, and an unsubstituted C1-C20 alkoxy group;
a C1-C20 alkyl group and a C1-C20 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine, a hydrazone, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, and a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof;
an unsubstituted C6-C14 aryl group and an unsubstituted C2-C14 heteroaryl group;
a C6-C14 aryl group and a C2-C14 heteroaryl group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine, a hydrazone, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a C6-C14 aryl group, and a C2-C14 heteroaryl group;
—N(Q1)(Q2); and
—C(?O)(Q3); in which Q1 to Q3 are each independently selected from:
a hydrogen atom, an unsubstituted C1-C20 alkyl group, and an unsubstituted C1-C20 alkoxy group;
a C1-C20 alkyl group and a C1-C20 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine, a hydrazone, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, and a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof;
an unsubstituted C6-C14 aryl group and an unsubstituted C2-C14 heteroaryl group; and
a C6-C14 aryl group and a C2-C14 heteroaryl group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine, a hydrazone, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a C6-C14 aryl group, and a C2-C14 heteroaryl group,
wherein R1a and R1b are separate or are bound to each other to form a saturated or unsaturated ring,
wherein R4 is hydrogen,
wherein b is 4,
wherein n is 1 or 2,
wherein Ir is Ir(III),
wherein the complex includes one potassium ion as a counter ion when n is 2, and wherein the complex includes two potassium ions as counter ions when n is 1.

US Pat. No. 10,367,122

INTEGRATED COLOUR LED MICRO-DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An integrated light emitting diode (LED) micro-display, comprising:a color converter configured to change wavelength of light, the color converter including:
a color conversion layer; and
a long pass filter on the color conversion layer, wherein the long pass filter allows converted light by the color conversion layer to pass from the color conversion layer, and recycles unconverted light;
a micro-LED array connected to the color converter, the LED array configured to form electrical connections and pump light into the color converter; and
a backplane controller for the micro-LED array including an electronic drive layer, the color conversion layer of the color converter producing light at a longer wavelength than the pumped light from the micro-LED array.

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. 10,366,375

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. 10,366,166

DEEP COMPOSITIONAL FRAMEWORKS FOR HUMAN-LIKE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION IN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS

Baidu USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method of human-like language acquisition for a compositional framework, the method comprising:receiving, at a perception module, a vision input;
receiving, at a language module, a natural language input comprising one or more words related to the vision input;
transforming the vision input, at the perception module, into a feature map comprising a visual feature map and a spatial feature map;
obtaining, at the language module, an attention distribution over words in the natural language input;
obtaining an averaged word embedding based on the attention distribution;
using a convolution of a masked portion of the averaged word embedding with at least portion of the feature map, at the language module, to generate an attention map; and
responsive to the natural language input being a question, using a recognition module to output an answer by performing steps comprising:
obtaining a question intention from the question using an embedding mask;
obtaining extracted features using at least a portion of the feature map weighted by the attention map;
generating an embedding mask from the question intention;
masking the extracted image features with the embedding mask to obtain one or more masked features; and
classifying the one or more masked features to output the answer in response to the question.

US Pat. No. 10,366,011

CONTENT-BASED DEDUPLICATED STORAGE HAVING MULTILEVEL DATA CACHE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method, comprising:generating address to hash (A2H) values for a control module as data blocks are received;
generating, for a data module, hash to physical (H2P) values corresponding to the A2H values;
providing a first cache for the control module, the first cache comprising an address value, a hash value, and physical location information; and
providing a second cache for the data module having a bucket value, a hash cache, and a filter mechanism, wherein the filter mechanism is configured to determine whether a hash value for a write operation exists.

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. 10,365,908

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. 10,365,900

BROADENING FIELD SPECIALIZATION

DATAWARE VENTURES, LLC, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for field specialization broadening, the method comprising:receiving inputs from source code of an application and one or more workload run on the application;
performing static and dynamic analysis on the source code based on data read and written by the application to identify at least one invariant within the source code while executing the one or more workload;
dynamically creating at least one specializer in applications receiving the at least one identified invariant;
executing the at least one specializer for specialization to produce at least one specialized code of the source code for the applications; and
dynamically loading the at least one specialized code into at least one of the applications receiving the at least one identified invariant, specifying cross-application value flows of the at least one identified invariant by an ecosystem specification that captures input, intermediate, and final data sources along with the applications to extend the value flows across the applications for how data associated with the at least one identified invariant travels from one application to another, wherein the ecosystem specification specifies the cross-application value flows by annotating a plurality of connecting paths with means of communication to extend the value flows.

US Pat. No. 10,365,797

GROUP MEMBERSHIP CONTENT PRESENTATION AND AUGMENTATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Ambient Consulting, LLC, ...

1. A method for organizing media content items comprising:a) on a computerized processor, accessing media content items stored on a tangible, non-transitory computer memory;
b) analyzing, using the processor, time metadata for the media content items to find commonalities in the time metadata;
c) clustering, using the processor, the media content items into a first content cluster without user involvement, the clustering being based upon commonalities in the time metadata;
d) creating a crowd-sourced event database containing a plurality of calendar event data items by:
i) receiving a plurality of content clusters from a plurality of users, the plurality of content clusters each comprising an identification of a plurality of media content items, time metadata, and description metadata,
ii) extracting the time metadata and description metadata from the content clusters, and
iii) creating calendar event data items from the time metadata and description metadata extracted from the content clusters;
e) identifying, using the processor, a related calendar event data item based on commonalities between the time metadata of the first content cluster and time information of the related calendar event data item, wherein this step further comprises:
i) identifying, using the processor, a particular user associated with the media content items of the first content cluster,
ii) filtering the calendar event data items into a filtered subset of calendar event data items that are relevant to the particular user, wherein at least calendar event data items in the filtered subset was created by a user other than the particular user, and
iii) comparing the filtered subset of calendar event data items with the time metadata of the first content cluster; and
f) assigning description metadata from the related calendar event data item to description metadata for the first content cluster.

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. 10,365,111

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. 10,364,384

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. 10,364,129

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. 10,363,996

UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECH...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a main body comprising an afterdeck and a sternpost;
a slideway comprising pulleys, slide rails, sleepers, end plates disposed at two sides of the sleepers, and baffle plates; and
an automatic recovery unit, the automatic recovery unit comprising a buoy, a connection rod, a downhaul, an electromagnetic fixer, a winch, an upper cable, a storage box, and a recovery net;wherein:the slideway is fixed on the afterdeck of the main body and a tail end of the slideway sticks out a side boundary of the afterdeck;
the pulleys slide in the slide rails; the slide rails and the end plates are integrated with the sleepers; the baffle plates are disposed on an upper end of the end plates;
a vertical height of the end plates is larger than a maximum vertical height of the pulleys and the slide rails;
the buoy is capable of sliding on the slide rails, and the baffle plates on the upper end of the end plates are adapted to limit the displacement of the buoy in a vertical direction;
the winch is fixed in the sternpost which comprises a hole; the upper cable is flexible and passes through the hole of the sternpost to connect to the winch fixed in the sternpost;
one end of the downhaul is fixed on a stern, and the other end of the downhaul is connected to the recovery net;
the recovery net comprises floaters and lead weights;
the connection rod comprises a rod body and a snap ring; the snap ring is connected to one end of the upper cable;
the electromagnetic fixer comprises a valve shaft which corresponds to the snap ring;
the snap ring is disposed on one end of the rob body, and the other end of the rob body is rigidly connected to the buoy;
the buoy is rigidly connected to the storage box; and
the storage box is adapted to store the recovery net and the downhaul.

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. 10,363,147

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A PATIENT'S FEMUR IN AN ORTHOPAEDIC JOINT REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE

DePuy Ireland Unlimited C...

1. An orthopaedic surgical system comprising:a femoral trial component configured to be coupled to a surgically-prepared distal end of a patient's femur, the femoral trial component comprising an anterior flange, a pair of curved arms extending away from the anterior flange, a posterior flange extending between the pair of curved arms, and a central passageway defined between the anterior flange, the curved arms, and the posterior flange, each arm including a curved condyle surface, a distal bone-facing surface, a plurality of anterior cutting guide slots, and a plurality of distal cutting guide slots,
a femoral trial insert component configured to be secured to the femoral trial component, the femoral trial insert component including a main body sized to be positioned in the central passageway of the femoral trial component between the pair of curved arms,
a plurality of augment trial components, each augment trial component being sized to be positioned on the distal bone-facing surface, and
a cutting block that is configured to be releasably coupled to an anterior surface of the anterior flange of the femoral trial component, the cutting block comprising a cutting guide surface,
wherein when the cutting block is coupled to the anterior flange of the femoral trial component, the cutting guide surface is positioned coplanar with a distal surface of the anterior flange of the femoral trial component and the posterior flange of the femoral trial component is aligned with the cutting guide surface of the cutting block to prevent further posterior movement of a cutting saw blade,
wherein the main body of the femoral trial insert component includes (i) an anterior flange having a curved surface that is shaped to match a patella surface of a prosthetic femoral component, (ii) a pair of arms spaced apart from one another and extending parallel to one another away from the anterior flange of the main body, and (iii) a pair of mounting flanges each extending outwardly from each of the pair of arms in opposite directions,
wherein each of the curved arms of the femoral trial component includes an aperture defined in the curved arm that opens into the central passageway of the femoral trial component, each aperture being sized and shaped to receive one of the pair of mounting flanges of the femoral trial insert component to secure the femoral trial component to the femoral trial insert component,
wherein the cutting block includes a locking mechanism operable to secure the cutting block to the femoral trial component,
wherein:
the anterior flange of the femoral trial component includes a slot, and
the locking mechanism including (i) a moveable locking tab extending outwardly from a body of the cutting block that is sized to be received in the slot, the locking tab being moveable between a first position in which the locking tab is configured to engage the anterior flange of the femoral trial component to secure the cutting block to the femoral trial component and a second position in which the locking tab is configured to be spaced apart from the anterior flange of the femoral trial component, and (ii) a biasing element to bias the locking tab in the first position.

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. 10,362,969

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. 10,364,345

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. 10,364,533

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. 10,368,436

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. 10,368,412

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. 10,368,379

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. 10,368,363

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. 10,368,335

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR BROADCASTING SYSTEM INFORMATION ON DEMAND

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A method implemented by a device at a base station of a cell of a cellular network, comprising:broadcasting, to at least one terminal, essential system information, the essential system information comprising a resource configuration of a demand channel for requesting optional system information to be provided to the at least one terminal on a demand-basis and information identifying a predefined resource zone for receiving the optional system information in response to a request for the optional system information, wherein the essential system information is required to access a cell of the device, wherein the demand channel is a channel on which user equipments send a request for requesting at least a part of the optional system information on the demand-basis to avoid periodic transmission of the optional system information, wherein the information identifying the predefined resource zone comprises at least one of a time resource or a frequency resource for receiving the optional system information;
while monitoring the demand channel, receiving a request from the at least one terminal for at least a part of optional system information other than the essential system information; and
in response to receiving the request from a user equipment, broadcasting an indicator in the predefined resource zone to indicate existence of the part of the optional system information and broadcasting, on the demand basis, the part of the optional system information in the predefined resource zone.

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. 10,368,304

ENCODING AND DECODING DATA FOR GROUP COMMON CONTROL CHANNELS

1. A method, comprising:appending, by a base station device comprising a processor, bits to an information block to match a size of a radio network identifier, wherein the information block comprises common downlink control information, and wherein the appending results in appended bits;
masking, by the base station device, the information block with the radio network identifier, resulting in a masked information block;
encoding, by the base station device, the masked information block resulting in a code symbol;
transmitting, by the base station device, the radio network identifier to a group of mobile devices using a radio resource control channel before a common control channel is established; and
transmitting, by the base station device, the code symbol to the group of mobile devices on the common control channel.

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. 10,368,274

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. 10,368,076

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. 10,368,048

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. 10,367,948

POST-MIXING ACOUSTIC ECHO CANCELLATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Shure Acquisition Holding...

1. A system, comprising:(A) a memory;
(B) a plurality of acoustic sources each configured to generate an audio signal;
(C) a mixer in communication with the plurality of acoustic sources and the memory, the mixer configured to mix the audio signal from each of the plurality of acoustic sources to produce a mixed audio signal; and
(D) an acoustic echo canceller in communication with the mixer, the memory, and a remote audio signal, the acoustic echo canceller configured to generate an echo-cancelled mixed audio signal based on the mixed audio signal, information gathered from the audio signal from each of the plurality of acoustic sources, and the remote audio signal, wherein the acoustic echo canceller comprises:
a background filter having background filter tap coefficients and configured to measure a background error power of the audio signal from each of the plurality of acoustic sources using a normalized least-mean squares algorithm;
a hidden filter having hidden filter tap coefficients and configured to measure a hidden error power of the audio signal from each of the plurality of acoustic sources, based on the audio signal from each of the plurality of acoustic sources and the remote audio signal; and
an error comparison module in communication with the background filter and the hidden filter, the error comparison module configured to:
compare the background error power and the hidden error power; and
select and store the background filter tap coefficients in the memory, if the background error power is greater than the hidden error power.

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. 10,367,820

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUMS FOR IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS OF A COMPUTING SYSTEM

VCE IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method for identifying a component of a computing system, the method comprising:starting a component with a custom basic input/output system (BIOS) extension that responds to an identification information request with identification information, wherein the component includes a virtual machine (VM) or a virtual resource associated with the virtual machine;
receiving, while the component is in a low power state, a request for identification information about the component from a requesting entity; and
after receiving the request for the identification information, the custom BIOS extension triggers a change in power state of the component prior to sending, by the component, the identification information about the component to the requesting entity, wherein the identification information includes a VM identifier or a virtual resource identifier.

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. 10,367,611

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCEMENT FOR HARQ WITH CHANNEL REPETITIONS

HFI Innovation INC., Hsi...

1. A method comprising:receiving a resource grant by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless network, wherein the resource grant includes a repetition number for repeatedly transmission;
determining a type of the resource grant of being an initial resource grant or a secondary resource grant, wherein the initial resource grant carries full control information and the secondary resource grant carries partial control information; and
performing a data transmission based on the received resource grant, wherein the data transmission is a uplink (UL) data transmission or a downlink (DL) data reception.

US Pat. No. 10,367,496

GATE VOLTAGE CONTROL CIRCUIT OF INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. A gate voltage control circuit of an IGBT, comprising:an active clamping circuit comprising a first terminal, a second terminal, and a third terminal, the first terminal being connected with a collector of the IGBT for receiving a collector-emitter voltage of the IGBT, and the second terminal being connected with a gate of the IGBT;
a power amplifier circuit comprising a first terminal and a second terminal, the third terminal of the active clamping circuit being connected with the first terminal of the power amplifier circuit, the second terminal of the power amplifier circuit being coupled to the gate of the IGBT for outputting a gate voltage; and
a voltage control circuit comprising a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal of the voltage control circuit is configured to receive a drive signal, the second terminal of the voltage control circuit is connected with the third terminal of the active clamping circuit and the first terminal of the power amplifier circuit for outputting a control voltage which controls the gate voltage;
wherein when the collector-emitter voltage is greater than or equal to a clamping voltage, the second terminal and the third terminal of the active clamping circuit respectively inject charges into the gate of the IGBT and the second terminal of the voltage control circuit, such that the gate voltage is greater than a gate threshold voltage, and the control voltage outputted by the voltage control circuit controls the gate voltage of the IGBT to be less than a preset voltage, the preset voltage being greater than the gate threshold voltage and less than a gate voltage value of the IGBT which is normally turned on.

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. 10,367,333

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. 10,367,275

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. 10,367,256

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. 10,367,114

BIOLOGICAL DETECTION DEVICE AND PROCESSING METHOD OF THE SAME

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A biological detection device, comprising: a chip, a light emitter, a circuit board and a covering layer;wherein the chip comprises a photoelectric converter, the covering layer is covered on the chip, the photoelectric converter and the light emitter;
the covering layer is passed through by light emitted by the light emitter;
the photoelectric converter receives light reflected by an object to be detected through the covering layer, wherein the light is emitted by the light emitter and irradiates the object to be detected through the covering layer;
the photoelectric converter performs photoelectric converting on the reflected light to obtain an electrical signal;
the chip detects the object to be detected according to the electrical signal; and
the circuit board provides a communication channel and power supply for the chip, the light emitter and the photoelectric converter;
wherein the light emitter is at least used for emitting infrared light, and the covering layer comprises a protection layer and a color layer;
wherein the color layer comprises at least one layer of infrared ray (IR) oil ink.

US Pat. No. 10,367,041

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY PANEL AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING TOUCH ELECTRODES

Shanghai Tianma AM-OLED C...

1. An organic light-emitting display panel, comprising:an array substrate;
a transparent cover plate; and
an organic light-emitting layer configured between the array substrate and the transparent cover plate,
wherein the organic light-emitting layer comprises:
a first electrode layer, as a cathode electrode layer, including a plurality of first electrodes extending in a first direction and arranged in a second direction,
a plurality of first touch electrodes extending in the first direction, arranged in the second direction, and disposed in a same layer as the first electrode layer with each of the plurality of first touch electrodes being disposed between adjacent first electrodes, and
a plurality of second touch electrodes, each of the plurality of second touch electrodes being disposed between the adjacent first electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,367,036

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. An organic light-emitting structure, comprising:a first light-emitting unit,
a second light-emitting unit,
a third light-emitting unit, and
a fourth light-emitting unit,
wherein each of the first light-emitting unit, the second light-emitting unit, the third light-emitting unit, and the fourth light-emitting unit comprises a first electrode, a second electrode, and an organic laminated body placed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and one of the first electrode and the second electrode is a translucent electrode;
an emission wavelength of the first light-emitting unit, an emission wavelength of the second light-emitting unit, an emission wavelength of the third light-emitting unit, and an emission wavelength of the fourth light-emitting unit successively increase; and
each of a luminous efficiency of the second light-emitting unit and a luminous efficiency of the third light-emitting unit is greater than each of a luminous efficiency of the first light-emitting unit and a luminous efficiency of the fourth light-emitting unit,
wherein the organic laminated body comprises a common hole injection layer, a common hole transmission layer, a monochromic hole transmission layer, a light-emitting layer, and a common electron transmission layer; the common hole injection layer, the common hole transmission layer, the monochromic hole transmission layer, the light-emitting layer, and the common electron transmission layer are successively stacked; and the common hole injection layer is closer to the first electrode than the common electron transmission layer;
wherein the monochromic hole transmission layer of the first light-emitting unit is a first monochromic hole transmission layer; the monochromic hole transmission layer of the second light-emitting unit is a second monochromic hole transmission layer; the monochromic hole transmission layer of the third light-emitting unit is a third monochromic hole transmission layer; the monochromic hole transmission layer of the fourth light-emitting unit is a fourth monochromic hole transmission layer; and
wherein a thickness of the first monochromic hole transmission layer, a thickness of the second monochromic hole transmission layer, a thickness of the third monochromic hole transmission layer, and a thickness of the fourth monochromic hole transmission layer successively increase.

US Pat. No. 10,366,818

CHOKE HAVING A CORE WITH A PILLAR HAVING A NON-CIRCULAR AND NON-RECTANGULAR CROSS SECTION

CYNTEC CO., LTD, Hsinchu...

1. An inductor comprising: a core structure having a first board, a second board, and a pillar located between the first and second boards, a winding space being located among the first board, the second board and the pillar, wherein the pillar has a non-circular and non-rectangular cross section along a direction substantially perpendicular to an axial direction of the pillar, wherein the periphery of the cross section of the pillar comprises a first substantially straight line, a first arc, a second substantially straight line, and a second arc on four sides of the periphery, respectively, wherein the substantially straight lines are interleaved with the arcs on the periphery of the cross section of the pillar, and wherein each arc is convex with respect to said substantially straight lines, wherein a coil is disposed in the winding space and wound on the first substantially straight line, the first arc, the second substantially straight line, and the second arc, wherein the cross section of the pillar has a first axis and a second axis intersecting with each other at a center of the cross section of the pillar and being substantially perpendicular with each other, wherein the length of the first axis is greater than that of the second axis, and an inequality is satisfied:
wherein X represents the length of the first axis, and Y represents the length of the second axis;
wherein the periphery of the cross section of the pillar encloses the center of the first board, wherein each of a first edge and a third edge of the first board is substantially in parallel with the first axis, and each of a second edge and a fourth edge of the first board is substantially in parallel with the second axis, wherein an inequality is satisfied:

wherein M? represents the distance between the second edge of the first board and the center of the cross section of the pillar along the direction of the first axis, N? represents the distance between the first edge of the first board and the center of the cross section of the pillar along the direction of the second axis, wherein the distance between the second edge of the first board and the center of the cross section of the pillar along the direction of the first axis is equal to the distance between the fourth edge of the first board and the center of the cross section of the pillar along the direction of the first axis; and the distance between the first edge of the first board and the center of the cross section of the pillar along the direction of the second axis is equal to the distance between the third edge of the first board and the center of the cross section of the pillar along the direction of the second axis.

US Pat. No. 10,366,674

DISPLAY CALIBRATION IN ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

16. A system comprising:a one-dimensional photo-detector configured to measure luminance parameters of pixels of an electronic display, wherein the electronic display includes a plurality of columns of pixels and the luminance parameters include a brightness level and a color for each of the measured pixels, wherein each pixel is composed of a plurality of sub-pixels types, where different types of sub-pixels are configured to emit light at different colors of light; and
a controller configured to:
instruct the electronic display to activate sub-pixels of the same color type in the pixels of the electronic display using a plurality of sparse patterns and each sparse pattern describes a respective subset of sub-pixels within a single respective column, and for each sparse pattern:
there is a fixed number of inactive pixels between adjacent active pixels in the single respective column,
the respective subset of sub-pixels within the respective column is sequentially presented in a rolling manner such that no two sub-pixels of the electronic display are active over a same time period, and
the respective subset of pixels in the single respective column described by the sparse pattern are activated before advancing to another sparse pattern that describes a subset of pixels in an adjacent column,
instruct the one-dimensional photo-detector to measure luminance parameters for each of the pixels in each of the plurality of sparse patterns, and
generate calibration data based on the measured luminance parameters of the pixels in each of the plurality of sparse patterns, the calibration data including a brightness level adjustment to one or more of the pixels such that brightness levels of corresponding pixels are within a range of brightness levels, and a color adjustment to one or more of the pixels is such that colors of corresponding pixels are within a range of colors.

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. 10,366,400

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. 10,366,377

WIRELESS DATA COMMUNICATION INTERFACE

Worldpay US, Inc., Atlan...

1. A system for providing a wireless data communication interface, the system including:one or more computers configured to implement by executing instructions on one or more processors a platform-agnostic wireless data communication system, wherein the wireless data system includes:
one or more receiving modules for
receiving over a wireless data communication channel a tokenized first item of financial transaction information from a customer mobile device presenting a customer-facing interface, and
receiving a second item of financial transaction information from a merchant-facing point-of-sale interface connected to the mobile device through the wireless data communication channel,
a point of sale server for
rendering in a common internal format the first item of financial transaction information from the customer-facing interface, and
rendering in the common internal format the second item of financial transaction information from the merchant-facing point-of-sale interface,
a payment processing module for
rendering in a second format the first item of financial transaction information for payment processing by a first external financial party, wherein
the rendering in the second format includes converting the tokenized first item of financial transaction information to an account-specific item of financial transaction information using an account identifier associated with the tokenized first item in a registry stored in a secured account data vault, and
rendering in a third format the second item of financial transaction information for payment processing by a second external financial party, and
a transaction execution module for
transmitting in the second format the first item of financial transaction information for payment processing by the first external financial party, wherein the second format includes the financial transaction information using the account identifier associated with the tokenized first item in a registry stored in a secured account data vault, and
transmitting in the third format the second item of financial transaction information for payment processing by the second external financial party.

US Pat. No. 10,366,290

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AUGMENTED VIRTUAL REALITY CONTENT IN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for content delivery to autonomous vehicles, the method comprising:receiving at a server a request from a first autonomous vehicle for content delivery over a network, the request including an image that was captured by a camera of the first autonomous vehicle while the first autonomous vehicle was driving on a road, the image capturing an object external to the first autonomous vehicle;
in response to the request, performing a vision analysis on an image obtained from the request to determine three-dimensional (3D) positioning information of the image, including determining a position of the object within the image and a viewing angle of the object with respect to a location of the camera;
identifying a list of a plurality of content items to augment based on current vehicle information of the first autonomous vehicle in view of one or more user profiles of one or more users to be entertained while riding the first autonomous vehicle;
augmenting a first content item selected based on user preferences from the list of content items onto the image by superimposing the first content item onto the image based on the position and viewing angle of the object to generate an augmented image, wherein the first content item includes a content item previously cached by a content database maintained by the autonomous vehicle; and
transmitting the augmented image to the first autonomous vehicle over the network, wherein the augmented image is to be displayed on a display device within the autonomous vehicle in a virtual reality manner.

US Pat. No. 10,366,277

AUTOMATED METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IDENTIFYING AND CHARACTERIZING FACE TRACKS IN VIDEO

Imagesleuth, Inc., Rento...

1. A video-processing system comprising:a distributed computing system that includes multiple computer systems, each having one or more processors, one or more memories, one or more mass-storage devices, and one or more network interconnections;
a still-image face-detection and attribute-assignment subsystem that identifies face-containing subimages within a digital image and assigns values for image attributes for the identified face-containing subimages and that comprises
an input-image memory for receiving an input image provided by one or more of the multiple computer systems,
a set of first-level feature detectors, provided by one or more of the multiple computer systems, that detect face-containing subimages within the input image and, for each face-containing subimage, generate a set of normalized regions,
a set of second-level feature detectors that generate a set of feature vectors from each normalized region,
a set of attribute classifiers that each outputs an attribute value and associated probability, and
a controller that
submits the input image to the first-level feature detectors in order to generate sets of normalized regions for each face-containing subimage in the input image,
submits each set of normalized regions to generate a set of feature vectors, and
submits subsets of feature vectors to each attribute classifier in an ordered list of attribute classifiers to assign attributes to each face-containing subimage; and
a controller that
receives a reference to a video, and
processes each chunk of frames in the video to
identify and characterize face-containing subimages within each frame of the chunk by applying the still-image face-detection and attribute-assignment subsystem to the frame, and
identify and characterize face tracks in the video, each face track comprising a sequence of frames in which subimages of a particular face occur, the face track characterized by attribute values generated from the attribute values associated with each identified subimage containing the particular face.

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. 10,365,957

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. 10,365,932

DYNAMIC APPLICATION CUSTOMIZATION FOR AUTOMATED ENVIRONMENTS

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method for customizing an application developed to control devices in an environment via an assistant device with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, comprising:initializing, by a processor, the application developed to control the devices in the environment and the environment being associated with a unique identifier, the application having a functionality of a plurality of functionalities and associated device properties identifying the devices capable of performing the plurality of functionalities in the environment;
determining that the application has been previously customized in the environment, by analyzing customization information by determining that the application has been previously connected to the devices in the environment based on the unique identifier associated with the environment;
requesting information from the assistant device about a subset of the devices connected to the assistant device in the environment, the information including a device identifier, a device type, a device category, and a date of update, wherein the date of update includes one or more of date of installation, or date of configuration;
determining that one of the device identifier, the device type, the device category, or the date of update does not match the customization information stored in a database associated with the application, the database storing the information about a second subset of the subset of the devices which were previously used in the customization;performing a second customization based on the determination that the one of the device identifier, the device type, the device category, or the date of update does not match the customization information, wherein the second customization includes:identifying a third subset of the subset of the devices connected to the assistant device which is associated with one of device identifier, the device type, the device category, or the date of update which does not match the customization information stored in the database associated with the application, wherein the third subset of the subset of the devices does not include the second subset of the subset of the devices;
determining that the device properties of the application match the device type, and the device category of a device of the devices; and
provide a reference to an adapter stored on the assistant device to the application associated with the third subset of the subset of the devices in the environment, wherein the adapter is capable of controlling the device to perform the functionality of the plurality of functionalities association with the application; and
updating the customization information stored in the database associated with the application to reflect the third subset of the subset of the devices identified as being connected to the assistant device, the unique identifier associated with the environment and the reference to the adapter associated with the devices in the environment; and
causing third subset of the subset of the devices to perform one of the devices to perform the plurality of functionalities in the environment responsive to a request from the application.

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. 10,365,649

LANE CURB ASSISTED OFF-LANE CHECKING AND LANE KEEPING SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for operating an autonomous driving vehicle, the method comprising:detecting, a first point in time, that a wheel of an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) rolls onto a lane curb disposed on an edge of a lane in which the ADV is moving;
detecting, at a second point in time, that the wheel of the ADV rolls off the lane curb of the lane;
calculating an angle between a moving direction of the ADV and a lane direction of the lane based on a difference between the first point in time and the second point in time in view of a current speed of the ADV, including
determining a curb width of the lane curb based on perception data that perceives the lane curb,
calculating a distance perpendicular to the lane direction of the lane that the ADV moves from the first point in time and the second point in time based on the curb width and a wheel width of the wheel determined based on a specification of the wheel, and
determining the angle based on the distance and the current speed of the ADV in view of the difference between the first point in time and the second point in time; and
generating a control command based on the angle to adjust the moving direction of the ADV to prevent the ADV from further drifting off the lane direction of the lane.

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. 10,365,116

SECURITY SYSTEM WITH TRAFFIC MONITORING

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method for traffic monitoring at a wall-mounted home automation control panel of a security and/or automation system, the method comprising:receiving a destination at an interface of the control panel, the control panel being located in a premises of one or more occupants and configured to perform security and/or automation functions at the premises;
determining a route to the destination;
monitoring traffic conditions in relation to the determined route, the traffic conditions comprising traffic congestions, traffic accidents, construction, and weather;
identifying a traffic condition that affects an aspect of the determined route based at least in part on the monitoring;
identifying an alternative route to the destination based at least in part on the identified traffic condition;
sending an audio signal to an intercom located within the premises and associated with the control panel, the audio signal comprising an audible alert and text-to-speech information regarding the alternative route and the identified traffic condition that affects the determined route; and
displaying a map comprising at least a portion of the alternative route on a display of the control panel based at least in part on identifying the alternative route.

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. 10,364,957

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH IMAGE PROJECTION AND DISPLAY

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Lighting device, for a motor vehicle, comprising:a transparent or translucent screen;
a lighting module able to project a light beam onto the screen;
wherein
the screen comprises a first diffusive area and a second non-diffusive area, such that a first part of the light beam, projected onto the first area, is diffused by the screen and that a second part of said beam is transmitted by said screen to an external projection surface.

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. 10,364,744

DEEP HEAT RECOVERY GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

5. A system comprising:an air compressor configured to compress a flow of intake air;
a combustor configured to receive the compressed flow of intake air and provide exhaust output gas to produce thrust for an aircraft;
a fluid compressor configured to compress a working fluid, the working fluid being carbon dioxide;
an expander coupled to the fluid compressor and configured to receive and expand the compressed working fluid to generate mechanical energy and output a decompressed working fluid, wherein a temperature of the working fluid is reduced as the compressed working fluid expands;
a compressed air heat exchanger positioned ahead of an inlet of the combustor and configured to recuperatively transfer heat from the decompressed working fluid to the compressed flow of intake air;
an exhaust output gas heat exchanger positioned after an outlet of the combustor and configured to recuperatively transfer heat from the exhaust output gas of the combustor to the compressed working fluid; and
an ambient air heat exchanger positioned to receive an ambient air flow and transfer heat from the decompressed working fluid into the ambient air flow to lower a temperature of the decompressed working fluid to within a temperature range of a transcritical mode of the working fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,364,507

NANOPORE FORMING METHOD AND USES THEREOF

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A method of forming a nanopore in a layer of transition metal dichalcogenide crystals residing between a first electrode on a first side of the layer of transition metal dichalcogenide crystals and a second electrode on a second side of the layer of transition metal dichalcogenide crystals, wherein a first liquid is disposed on the first side and a second liquid is disposed on the second side, the method comprising:applying a variable voltage across the first electrode and the second electrode such that an aperture is created in the layer of transition metal dichalcogenide crystals;
varying the variable voltage as the aperture widens such that a current having a constant average current level exists between the first electrode to the second electrode, the constant average current level corresponding to a specified diameter of the aperture to be formed in the layer of transition metal dichalcogenide crystals; and
maintaining the current at the constant average current level such that the aperture widens to have the specified diameter, thereby forming the nanopore.

US Pat. No. 10,364,480

METHOD FOR SMELTING NICKEL OXIDE ORE

SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO....

1. A method for smelting nickel oxide ore, in which a pellet is formed from the nickel oxide ore, and the pellet is heat-reduced to obtain an iron-nickel alloy with a nickel grade of 4% by mass or more, the method comprising:a pellet production step for producing a pellet from the nickel oxide ore, and
a reduction step for applying reduction heat treatment to the resulting pellet in a smelting furnace,
the pellet production step comprising mixing raw materials containing at least the nickel oxide ore and a carbonaceous reducing agent to obtain a mixture, and agglomerating the mixture to form a pellet, wherein a mixed amount of the carbonaceous reducing agent is adjusted so that the amount of carbon is 70% or more and 200% or less when the total combined value of a chemical equivalent required for reducing nickel oxide contained in the resulting pellet into nickel metal and a chemical equivalent required for reducing ferric oxide contained in pellet into ferrous oxide is taken as 100%, and
the reduction step comprising pre-covering the furnace floor of the smelting furnace with a furnace floor carbonaceous reducing agent in an amount that can create a reducing atmosphere in which a metal shell formed at the surface layer portion of the pellet during the reduction heat treatment can be melted before charging the resulting pellet into the smelting furnace, and performing the reduction heat treatment with the pellet loaded onto the furnace floor carbonaceous reducing agent so that a metal particle is formed and a slag is generated in the metal shell formed, and the metal shell is melted.

US Pat. No. 10,364,313

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ABLATIVE RESIN

ARIANEGROUP SAS, Paris (...

1. A method for producing a propulsion nozzle, wherein the nozzle is produced from a phenolic resin obtained at least by carrying out the following step:a) pre-polymerization of an aromatic aldehyde compound with a phenolic compound in order to obtain the phenolic resin, the aromatic aldehyde compound having the following formula A:

the aromatic aldehyde compound being polyfunctional and an aromatic polyaldehyde compound, and formula A being such that n1 is an integer between 0 and 4 and when n1 is greater than or equal to 2, the substituents R1 are identical or different, n2 is an integer between 0 and 5 and when n2 is greater than or equal to 2, the substituents R2 are identical or different, and
formula A being such that the substituents R1 and R2 are chosen independently from one another from: —OH, —COOH, —CHO, the groups —O-Alk wherein Alk denotes a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl chain of 1 to 4 carbon atoms, saturated or unsaturated, substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbon-based chains comprising between 1 and 20 carbon atoms, interrupted or not interrupted with one or more heteroatoms, and having or not having one or more carbonyl or carboxylic acid functions, substituted or unsubstituted, monocyclic or polycyclic, saturated, unsaturated or aromatic carbocyclic or heterocyclic groups having or not having one or more carbonyl or carboxylic acid functions, and substituted or unsubstituted aryl groups having or not having one or more carbonyl or carboxylic acid functions,
R2 also denoting or not denoting a radical of formula A1 in formula A above and R1 also denoting or not denoting a radical of formula A2 in formula A above, formulae A1 and A2 being the following:

in formulae A1 and A2, R1, R2, n1 and n2 are as defined above.

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. 10,363,902

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. 10,363,768

IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT WITH CONTOURED SURFACE IMAGE

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A multilayer laminate identification document comprising:an outer layer comprising a contoured surface image formed via laser ablation and having contours based on a digital monochrome image, wherein the contoured surface image has a first appearance when viewed in reflected light at a first angle and a second, different appearance when viewed in reflected light at a second, different angle; and
an inner layer having a source image printed thereon, wherein the digital monochrome image is derived from the source image, and the contoured surface image partially overlaps the source image wherein the source image is a digital polychrome portrait of a subject.

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. 10,363,674

RAZOR CARTRIDGE GUARD STRUCTURE

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A razor comprising a guard structure in front of a plurality of blades, said guard structure comprising a plurality of rows of elongated hard plastic protrusions arranged on a curved profile wherein said curved profile of said guard structure is represented by an equationy=0.0348x5?0.3058x4+1.0288x3?1.7226x2+1.6388x where x is a distance from a front end of the guard structure towards the blades to a back end of the guard structure and y is a height of subsequent protrusions of said protrusions relative to a height of a first protrusion at the front of the guard structure.

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. 10,363,148

METHOD FOR PREPARING A PATIENT'S FEMUR IN AN ORTHOPAEDIC JOINT REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE

DePuy Ireland Unlimited C...

1. A method of performing an orthopaedic surgical procedure, the method comprising:attaching a first femoral trial insert component to a femoral trial component via a pair of fasteners retained on the first femoral trial insert component, wherein the femoral trial component is configured to be coupled to a surgically-prepared distal end of a patient's femur and comprises (i) an anterior flange, (ii) a pair of curved arms extending away from the anterior flange, (iii) a posterior flange extending between the pair of curved arms, and (iv) a central passageway defined between the anterior flange, the curved arms, and the posterior flange, each curved arm of the femoral trial component including a curved condyle surface, a bone-facing surface, and a plurality of cutting guide slots, and wherein the first femoral trial insert component includes a main body sized to be positioned in the central passageway of the femoral trial component between the pair of curved arms of the femoral trial component,
positioning the first femoral trial insert component and the femoral trial component on a distal end of a patient's femur,
engaging curved surfaces of the femoral trial component and the first femoral trial insert component with a pair of concave curved surfaces of a tibial insert trial component over a range of flexion from extension to flexion,
selecting a cutting guide slot, from the plurality of cutting guide slots, that is positioned a distance from the bone-facing surface of the femoral trial component, the distance being equal to a thickness of an augment trial,
advancing a cutting saw blade through the cutting guide slot defined in the femoral trial component to remove a portion of the patient's femur,
attaching the augment trial to the femoral trial component by advancing a mounting post of the augment trial into a slot extending inwardly from an outer edge of the femoral trial component to position a body of the augment trial between the bone-facing surface of the femoral trial component and the patient's femur,
detaching the first femoral trial insert component from the femoral trial component,
coupling a cutting block to the anterior flange of the femoral trial component, the cutting block comprising a cutting guide surface that is positioned coplanar with a distal surface of the anterior flange of the femoral trial component,
advancing a saw blade along the cutting guide of the cutting block and the distal surface of the ante rior flange into contact with a patient's femurto cut the patient's femur,
attaching a second femoral trial insert component to the femoral trial component, and
engaging surfaces of the femoral trial component and the second femoral trial insert component with a pair of concave curved surfaces of a tibial insert trial component over a range of flexion from extension to flexion,
wherein the main body of the first femoral trial insert component includes (i) an anterior flange having a curved surface that is shaped to match a patella surface of a prosthetic femoral component, (ii) a pair of arms spaced apart from one another and extending parallel to one another away from the anterior flange of the main body, and (iii) a pair of mounting flanges each extending outwardly from each of the pair of arms in opposite directions,
wherein attaching the first femoral trial insert component includes advancing the pair of mounting flanges of the first femoral trial insert component into complementary-shaped openings defined in the pair of curved arms of the femoral trial component.

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. 10,364,440

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. 10,366,777

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. 10,368,445

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. 10,368,418

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. 10,368,402

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. 10,368,269

BANDWIDTH DETERMINATION FOR MULTIPLE USER TRANSMISSION IN A HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS LAN

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. A method for transmitting by a station (STA) to an access point (AP) an uplink Physical layer Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) frame in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:receiving, using a receiver of the STA, a trigger frame including bandwidth information the trigger frame eliciting a transmission of the uplink PPDU frame including a data unit of the STA and at least one data unit of at least one other STA;
determining an available bandwidth of the STA;
determining whether to transmit the data unit by comparing the available bandwidth of the STA and a bandwidth indicated by the bandwidth information included in the trigger frame; and
in response to determining to transmit the data unit, transmitting, as a response to the trigger frame and using a transmitter of the STA, the data unit of the STA in the uplink PPDU frame,
wherein in response to the available bandwidth of the STA being less than the bandwidth indicated by the bandwidth information included in the trigger frame, a transmission bandwidth for transmitting the data unit in the uplink PPDU frame is equal to the available bandwidth and less than the bandwidth indicated by the bandwidth information,
wherein an information on an available bandwidth of the AP is received by the STA in a Request-to-Send (RTS) message separate from the trigger frame, and
wherein an information on the available bandwidth of the STA is sent to the AP by the STA in a Clear-To-Send (CTS) frame.

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. 10,368,204

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. 10,368,049

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. 10,367,925

METHOD OF COMMUNICATIONS IN A NETWORK INTERCONNECTING AT LEAST TWO POWER GENERATORS, AND CORRESPONDING INTERFACING DEVICE

SDMO Industries S.A.S., ...

1. A method of communications in a network interconnecting at least two power generators, each power generator being connected to said network by at least one interfacing device, wherein the method comprises:sending and receiving communications frames between the at least two power generators, by the at least one interface device, each of the communications frames comprising at least one piece of supervision data and at least one piece of information data, wherein sending and receiving comprises:
sending the same pieces of information data at least twice, in two operations of sending at least two communications frames that comprise identical pieces of information data, the at least two communications frames separated in time by a predetermined time interval, the predetermined interval being greater than or equal to a maximum time of recovery of said network; and
implementing a systematic elimination of one of the at least two communications frames received when two of the at least two communications frames comprising identical pieces of information data have been received.

US Pat. No. 10,367,873

METHOD OF COMMUNICATING DATA PACKETS WITHIN DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

GURULOGIC MICROSYSTEMS OY...

1. A data communication system comprising:at least one transmitter that is configured to communicate data packets via a data communication network and/or a data carrier to at least one receiver,
wherein the at least one transmitter is configured to select from a plurality of mutually different types of data having mutually different priorities, wherein the mutually different priorities include a highest priority and a plurality of lower priorities lower than the highest priority, and
wherein the at least one transmitter is configured to include a plurality of data types having mutually different priorities within at least one of the data packets by iteratively selecting from among the plurality of mutually different types of data, wherein each iteration includes selecting a data type having a priority that is highest among priorities of data types available to be selected in such iteration, wherein in at least one iteration the selected data type has a priority included in the plurality of lower priorities.

US Pat. No. 10,367,710

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING NETWORK DEPENDENCIES

SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a polling engine, a root, wherein the root comprises a first node within a cluster of nodes of a network;
generating at least one network dependency between the root and a second node, wherein the at least one generated network dependency corresponds to a connection between nodes of the network, and the at least one generated network dependency corresponds to a directional path from the polling engine to the second node;
polling the second node, wherein the polling occurs via the at least one generated network dependency; and
determining that the second node is unreachable, wherein
at least one manually-added network dependency corresponds to a directional path connection between the polling engine and the second node, and
the at least one generated network dependency is in a directional path unreversed of the directional path of the at least one manually-added network dependency and is generated to allow multiple dependencies with only non-manually-added network dependencies.

US Pat. No. 10,367,653

TRANSMITTING DATA IN PET SYSTEM

Shenyang Neusoft Medical ...

1. A Positron Emission Tomography (PET) system, comprising:a detector, configured to detect a ?-photon generated by an annihilation event and transmit photon information to a host computer; and
the host computer, configured to conduct a determination of a coincidence event based on the photon information;
wherein the detector comprises:
a plurality of detector rings;
each of the detector rings comprising n number of collecting modules arranged in a circumferential direction of the detector ring, wherein n is an integer greater than 1, and each of the collecting modules comprising a scintillation crystal and a photoelectric conversion circuit;
a first collecting module of the n number of collecting modules coupled with the host computer;
an n-th collecting module of the n number of collecting module coupled with an (n?1)-th collecting module; and
an i-th collecting module coupled with an (i?1)-th collecting module, wherein i is an integer greater than 1 and less than n; wherein
the n-th collecting module is configured to transmit a data packet collected by itself to the (n?1)-th collecting module;
the i-th collecting module is configured to transmit a data packet obtained by superposing a data packet collected by itself with a data packet received from an (i+1)-th collecting module to the (i?1)-th collecting module;
the first collecting module is configured to transmit a data packet obtained by superposing a data packet collected by itself with a data packet received from a second collecting module to the host computer; and
the host computer is configured to conduct the determination of the coincidence event based on the data packet received from the first collecting module,
wherein
the first collecting module is further configured to
receive instruction information from the host computer,
obtain a control instruction corresponding to the first collecting module from the instruction information, and
transmit the instruction information to the second collecting module;
the i-th collecting module is further configured to
receive the instruction information from the (i?1)-th collecting module,
obtain a control instruction corresponding to the i-th collecting module from the instruction information, and
transmit the instruction information to the (i+1)-th collecting module; and
the n-th collecting module is further configured to
receive the instruction information from the (n?1)-th collecting module, and
obtain a control instruction corresponding to the n-th collecting module from the instruction information.

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. 10,367,593

ARCHITECTURE FOR A WIRELESS MEDIA SYSTEM

Arria Live Media, Inc., ...

1. An audio system comprising:(a) a transmitter system that includes a microphone for receiving an analog audio source and a transmitter module wirelessly transmitting a transmission signal representative of said analog audio source;
(b) said transmitter module transmitting said transmission signal in a UHF-band;
(c) said transmitter module supporting both unicast and broadcast modalities transmitting and receiving digital data in a 2.4 GHz band, where said digital data is at least one of control data for controlling said audio system and status data for the status of said audio system;
(d) said transmitter module configured to not being capable of sending said transmission signal representative of said analog audio source using said 2.4 GHz band;
(e) a receiver system remote from said transmitter module that includes a receiver module for wirelessly receiving said transmission signal representative of said analog audio source and converting a received said transmission signal representative of said analog audio source to a line-level audio output;
(f) said receiver system incorporating a module supporting both unicast and broadcast modalities transmitting and receiving digital data in a 2.4 GHz band, where said digital data is at least one of control data for controlling said audio system and status data for the status of said audio system.

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. 10,367,478

WINDOW FUNCTION PROCESSING MODULE

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A window function processing module, comprising:an integrating circuit, configured to receive an integrating input signal to generate an integrating output signal, the integrating circuit comprises:
an operational amplifier;
an integrating capacitor, coupled to an output terminal and a first input terminal of the operational amplifier; and
an adjustable impedance module, coupled between the first input terminal of the operational amplifier and an integrating input terminal of the integrating circuit, wherein the adjustable impedance module is controlled by at least one control signal to adjust an impedance value of the adjustable impedance module, and the impedance value is related to an integration gain of the integrating circuit; and
a control unit, coupled to the integrating circuit, configured to generate the at least one control signal according to a window function, to adjust the integration gain of the integrating circuit, such that the integrating output signal is related to an operation result of the integrating input signal and the window function.

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. 10,367,334

MANUFACTURABLE LASER DIODE

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. An intermediate structure of a laser device, comprising:an epitaxial structure comprising an n-type cladding region, an active region comprising at least one active layer overlying the n-type cladding region, and a p-type cladding region overlying the active region;
a gallium and nitrogen containing substrate; and
a single sacrificial region disposed between the n-type cladding region of the epitaxial structure and the gallium and nitrogen containing substrate, the single sacrificial region having a narrower lateral width than each of the n-type cladding region, the active region, and the p-type cladding region.

US Pat. No. 10,367,329

DIRECT DIODE PUMPED TI:SAPPHIRE LASERS AND AMPLIFIERS

KM Labs Inc., Boulder, C...

1. A system for amplification of ultrafast laser pulses, comprising:a seed source of seed light having spectral components within the Ti:sapphire gain bandwidth of 600-1080 nm;
a gain medium comprising a Ti:sapphire crystal; and
a diode pump beam source comprising a diode laser emitting within the Ti:sapphire absorption bandwidth of ˜400-600 nm; and
a cooling device for cooling the Ti:sapphire crystal to below 200 K;
wherein the diode pump beam is directed into the Ti:sapphire crystal creating a population inversion; and
wherein the seed source is passed through the population inversion region of the Ti:sapphire crystal to effect gain.

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. 10,367,235

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REAL-TIME PARAMETER ESTIMATION OF A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

CPS Technology Holdings L...

1. A battery system, comprising:a battery configured to be coupled to an electrical system;
one or more sensors configured to measure battery parameters during operation of the battery; and
a control module communicatively coupled to the one or more sensors, wherein the control module is configured to:
determine a first Kalman filter based at least in part on an equivalent circuit model of the battery that describes relationship between the battery parameters and model parameters, wherein:
the model parameters comprise an open circuit voltage of the battery, a current path resistance of the battery, and a charge transfer resistance of the battery; and
the first Kalman is configured to implement the open circuit voltage of the battery as a time-varying parameter, the current path resistance of the battery as a first time invariant parameter, and the charge transfer resistance of the battery as a second time invariant parameter;
execute the first Kalman filter based on a first set of a plurality of battery parameter sets to determine a first estimated model parameter, wherein the first estimated model parameter comprises a first estimated open circuit voltage of the battery, a first estimated current path resistance of the battery, or a first estimated charge transfer resistance of the battery;
determine a first model parameter based at least in part on convergence of a plurality of estimated model parameters each determined based on a different set of the plurality of battery parameter sets; and
control charging, discharging, or both of the battery based at least in part on the first model parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,367,224

BATTERY WITH MULTIPLE JELLY ROLLS IN A SINGLE POUCH

Apple Inc. Cupertino, , C...

1. A battery pack, comprising:a plurality of jelly rolls, wherein each jelly roll of the plurality of jelly rolls comprises wound layers of a cathode with an active coating, a separator, and an anode with an active coating;
a pouch enclosing the plurality of jelly rolls;
a first set of conductive tabs,
wherein a first end of each conductive tab of the first set of conductive tabs is coupled to the cathode of each jelly roll of the plurality of jelly rolls, and
wherein a second end of each conductive tab of the first set of conductive tabs extends through the pouch; and
a second set of conductive tabs,
wherein a first end of each conductive tab of the second set of conductive tabs is coupled to the anode of each jelly roll of the plurality of jelly rolls, and
wherein a second end of each conductive tab of the second set of conductive tabs extends through the pouch.

US Pat. No. 10,367,202

ELECTRODES, COMPOSITIONS, AND DEVICES HAVING HIGH STRUCTURE CARBON BLACKS

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

1. An electrode for an energy storage device, comprising:a lithium ion-based electroactive material; and
carbon black particles having (a) a Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area ranging from 70 to 120 m2/g; (b) an oil absorption number (OAN) ranging from 180 to 310 mL/100 g; (c) a surface energy less than or equal to 15 mJ/m2; and (d) either an La crystallite size less than or equal to 29 ?, or a primary particle size less than or equal to 24 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,366,636

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF FLEXIBLE BACKPLATE, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL, AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODEDISPLAY PANEL

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A manufacturing method of flexible backplate, which comprising a plurality of pixel regions, an isolation region between the plurality of pixel regions, and a bonding region, wherein the manufacturing method comprises:providing a substrate;
forming a buffer layer, an active layer, and a gate insulating layer sequentially on the substrate;
forming a gate on the gate insulating layer corresponding to the pixel region, and forming an etching stopper layer corresponding to the isolation region, wherein the width of the etching stopper layer is smaller than the width of the isolation region;
forming a second insulating layer on the gate and the etching stopper layer;
forming a first through hole in the isolation region by a first etching process on the second insulating layer, and forming a second through hole in the bonding region, wherein the bottom of the first through hole is located on the etching stopper layer and the bottom of the second through hole is located on the substrate;
removing the etching stopper layer by a second etching process;
etching the first through hole by a third etching process, to cause the bottom of the first through hole to reach the buffer layer or the substrate;
coating an organic material on the second insulating layer and filling the organic material in the first through hole and the second through hole to form an organic filling layer;
forming a source and a drain on the organic filling layer, wherein the source is connected to a source region of the active layer, and the drain is connected to a drain region of the active layer;
wherein the first etching process and the third etching process are dry etching, and the gas used in the first etching process and the third etching process are different.

US Pat. No. 10,366,525

GENERATING AN INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA ITEM THAT FOLLOWS A VIEWER

ADOBE INC., San Jose, CA...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having stored thereon computer-executable instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause a computing device to:detect a face within a digital photograph;
build a three-dimensional model of the detected face;
display the three-dimensional model of the face on a screen of the computing device;
identify an object within an image stream from the computing device;
track a position of the object within the image stream;
detect relative movement of the screen of the computing device and the object within the image stream by extrapolating a degree of movement associated with the computing device in response to detecting a change in coordinates associated with the object; and
move one or more portions of the three-dimensional model of the detected face based on the detected relative movement of the computing device so the one or more portions of the three dimensional model of the detected face follow the object.

US Pat. No. 10,366,503

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF SCENE RECONSTRUCTION

SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY, She...

11. An apparatus, comprising at least one memory storing instructions; and at least one processor that executes the instructions to cause the following operations to be performed:acquiring a depth image taken by a camera mounted on a robot and generating a current tensor field key frame according to the depth image;
performing spatial-temporal interpolation to the current tensor field key frame and a previous tensor field key frame to obtain an interpolated tensor field key frame;
acquiring a robot planning path by particle advection algorithm according to the current tensor field key frame, the previous tensor field key frame, and the interpolated tensor field key frame;
acquiring a camera planning path according to the robot planning path and an energy equation of the camera; and
enabling the robot to walk along the robot planning path, acquiring the depth images taken by the camera along the camera planning path, and reconstructing a scene according to the depth images,
wherein the generating the current tensor field key frame based on the depth image comprises:
acquiring a corresponding region in the depth image and of an object with a height equal to or less than a height of the robot;
projecting the corresponding region to a preset plane;
performing a boundary point sampling to a projected region of the preset plane to acquire a constraint point;
acquiring a basis tensor of the constraint point; and
generating the current tensor field key frame according to the basis tensors of sampled constraint points.

US Pat. No. 10,366,479

TECHNIQUE FOR NORMALIZING SCINTIGRAPHY IMAGE

Nihon Medi-Physics Co. Lt...

1. A method for normalizing a bone scintigraphy image obtained by a nuclear medicine technique, the method comprising:reading image data representing the bone scintigraphy image;
creating a pixel value histogram of the image data;
setting a plurality of thresholds related to pixel values based on the pixel value histogram;
calculating respective average pixel values for the set thresholds;
arranging the calculated average pixel values in order from a largest value; and
determining a reference value for normalizing the image data based on at least part of a set of the average pixel values arranged in the order, wherein
the determining the reference value includes:
determining one straight line that approximates a region of small average pixel values out of the set of the average pixel values arranged in the order in a two-dimensional coordinate in which one axis corresponds to the order and the other axis corresponds to the average pixel value, wherein the region of small average pixel values corresponds to a region of normal accumulation in the bone scintigraphy image; and
calculating the reference value based on the straight line.

US Pat. No. 10,366,463

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INFORMED CONSENT

Rational Surgical Solutio...

1. A method for obtaining and documenting informed consent in a patient/healthcare provider setting, the method comprising:providing a set of components comprising:
a gateway device for gaining access to the internee;
a server network in communication with the internet;
a data storage device in communication with the server network;
a healthcare information system in communication with the gateway for retrieving and storing healthcare information about plural patients;
a mobile computing device for use by a healthcare provider and/or a patient or authorized representative of the patient;
a video camera;
providing a software application to the mobile computing device for executing on the mobile computing device;
receiving a selection of a patient identification into the software application executing on the mobile computing device from a list of patients of the healthcare provider with the healthcare information system or by entry of new patient data by the healthcare provider;
receiving a selection of a medical procedure for which informed consent of the selected patient is desired into the software application executing on the mobile computing device, the medical procedure selected from a set of a plurality of procedures and one more procedure types from the healthcare information system;
receiving through the software application information about the selected procedure for presentation to the selected patient to educate the patient prior to requesting consent from the selected patient, the information comprising content from a library of videos stored in the server network and available from the healthcare provider or others via the mobile application;
making available a quiz for the selected patient using the software application executing on the mobile computing device, the quiz including a plurality of questions about the medical procedure for assessing informed consent;
documenting administration of the quiz to the selected patient using the software application executing on the mobile computing device;
presenting a document for signature to the selected patient using the software application executing on the mobile computing device, the documenting indicative of informed consent for the medical procedure;
receiving a signature on the document from the selected patient or authorized representative of the patient using the software application executing on the mobile computing device;
capturing video with the video camera evidencing informed consent for the medical procedure using the software application executing on the mobile computing device, wherein the video includes video of the selected patient or the authorized representative of the patient acknowledging that they are providing informed consent, and including a timer to record the time the patient takes in making the informed consent and an electronic time/date stamp of the informed consent associated with the video; and
sending to the server network from the mobile computing device the video and the document with the signature, and storing the video in a non-transitory computer readable data storage medium associated with the server network to thereby provide for documenting the informed consent of the selected patient for the medical procedure, further comprising making the video of the informed consent previously given available to the selected patient or an authorized representative of the patient through a portal associated with the server network, the video being sent by streaming or uploading from the mobile computing device after which the video is automatically deleted from the mobile device;
further comprising combining data from the health care information system with the video recording for the selected patient for review by the patient or authorized representative of the patient and the healthcare provider, and documentation of the selected patient's healthcare records.

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. 10,366,270

CAPACITIVE FINGERPRINT SENSOR

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A capacitive fingerprint sensor, comprising:a first electrode plate layer, a second electrode plate layer and a third electrode plate layer that are sequentially arranged; and
an integrator having an integrating capacitor;
wherein the first electrode plate layer forms a fingerprint capacitor with a finger, at least one fourth electrode plate layer is arranged between the first electrode plate layer and the second electrode plate layer, a first parasitic capacitor is formed between the first electrode plate layer and the fourth electrode plate layer, and a second parasitic capacitor is formed between the second electrode plate layer and the fourth electrode plate layer;
the integrating capacitor is formed between the second electrode plate layer and the third electrode plate layer; and
the integrating capacitor is configured to store charges from the fingerprint capacitor,
the capacitive fingerprint sensor further comprising a first switch circuit, wherein the first switch circuit causes, via a switch-on or switch-off action, a voltage of the fourth electrode plate layer to be a power-supply voltage or a common-mode voltage, and a voltage of the first electrode plate layer is the power-supply voltage or the common-mode voltage.

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. 10,366,135

ZERO FOOTPRINT APPLICATION VIRTUALIZATION

CERNER INNOVATION, INC., ...

1. One or more non-transitory computer storage media (the “media”) storing computer-useable instructions that, when executed by one or more computing devices, cause the one or more computing devices to perform a method for establishing bi-directional communication for an application virtualization platform, the method comprising:determining, based on capabilities of a browser, one or more supported communication protocols of the browser;
determining that a first communication protocol from the one or more supported communication protocols of the browser is a supported communication protocol of a server;
establishing a communication link between the browser and the server according to the first communication protocol;
streaming a representation of an application to the browser, the representation of the application comprising a plurality of encoded tiles encoded according to the supported communication protocol, wherein the representation is streamed in a format corresponding to the first communication protocol that allows the representation to be rendered without requiring installation of software or codecs by the browser;
receiving a human input device (HID) event associated with the representation via the browser; and
interactively updating the representation in response to receiving the HID event.

US Pat. No. 10,365,692

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a housing assembly comprising two housings and two middle frames, wherein first terminals of the middle frames are pin jointed to first terminals of the housings;
a connection frame plate comprising a pivot connector, second terminals of the two housings are pin jointed to the pivot connector;
a linkage comprising a first linkage, a second linkage, a first linkage connector, and a plurality of second linkage connectors, a first terminal of the first linkage pin jointed to the second linkage connector, a second terminal of the first linkage eccentrically pin jointed to the pivot connector, the second linkage respectively pin jointed to the first linkage connector and the plurality of second linkage connectors, the first linkage connector and the plurality of second linkage connectors respectively pin jointed to at least one of the two middle frames;
a flexible display panel disposed on surfaces of the two middle frames;
wherein the second terminals of the two middle frames abut against the second terminals of the housings when the two housings rotationally folded with respect to the connection frame plate to make a distance between the second terminals of the two middle frames is greater than a distance between the first terminals of the two middle frames, and the bending perimeter of a folding region of the flexible display panel increased to release the stress;
the pivot connector comprising a pivot portion, a first pivot post disposed on a side of the pivot portion, the pivot portion used for pin jointing to the housing, the first pivot post used for pin jointing to the second terminal of the first linkage; and
the two housings respectively comprising a bottom wall and a side wall connected to the bottom wall, the two middle frames opposite disposed to the bottom walls of the two housings, respectively, when the two housings bent, the distance between the second terminals of the two middle frames and the bottom wall is reduced.

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. 10,365,536

OPTICAL DEVICE INCLUDING A MONOLITHIC BODY OF OPTICAL MATERIAL AND RELATED METHODS

EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC, M...

1. An optical device comprising:a monolithic body of optical material comprising
an optical signal port,
an optical coupler/splitter portion comprising a plurality of optical couplers/splitters arranged in a planar configuration and coupled to the optical signal port,
a phase modulation portion comprising a plurality of phase shifters arranged in a planar configuration and coupled to respective ones of the plurality of optical couplers/splitters, and
a fanning-array portion comprising a plurality of optical waveguides extending from the phase modulation portion in a planar configuration and fanning so that ends of the plurality of optical waveguides terminate to define a two-dimensional array on an edge of the monolithic body.