US Pat. No. 10,397,895

RANGE FINDING BASE STATION SELECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS

UBTECH Robotics Corp, Sh...

1. A computer-implemented range finding base station selection method for a wireless positioning system, wherein the wireless positioning system comprises a server, a plurality of base stations, and one or more tags communicating with each other in a wireless manner, the method comprising executing on a processor of the server in the wireless positioning system the steps of:obtaining a first base station group, wherein the first base station group comprises a plurality of base stations have been successfully finding range with respect to a pending tag;
determining whether a first distance between every two base stations in the first base station group being less than a first preset value, and discarding any one of the two base stations in the first base station group having the first distance less than the first preset value to obtain a second base station group;
determining whether horizontal projections of every three base stations in the second base station group are in a straight line, in response to an amount of the base stations in the second base station group being not less than a first preset base station amount, and discarding any one of the three base stations in the second base station group having the horizontal projections in the straight line to obtain a third base station group;
obtaining a second distance of each base station in the third base station group to the pending tag, in response to an amount of the base stations in the third base station group being not less than the first preset base station amount, and discarding any one of the base stations in the third base station group having an absolute value of a difference between the second distance and a pie-stored third distance exceeding a first preset range to obtain a fourth base station group wherein the pre-stored third distance is a distance of the base station to the pending tag in a previous frame;
obtaining a predicted distance of each base station in the fourth base station group to a predicted coordinate of the pending tag in a current frame based on the predicted coordinate and obtaining a real distance of each base station in the fourth base station group to a real coordinate of the pending tag in the current frame based on the real coordinate, in response to an amount of the base stations in the fourth base station group being not less than the first preset base station amount;
discarding any one of the base stations in the fourth base station group having an absolute value of a difference between the predicted distance and the real distance being exceeding a second preset range to obtain a fifth base station group; and
determining the base stations in the fifth base station group as range finding base stations for positioning the pending tag, in response to an amount of the base stations in the fifth base station group being equal to the first preset base station amount.

US Pat. No. 10,397,721

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FRONTAL AUDIO RENDERING IN INTERACTION WITH SCREEN SIZE

Electrons and Telecommuni...

1. A method for audio rendering, the method comprising:identifying an audio signal of content generated based on a production environment in which first speakers are located at a left edge and a right edge of a first screen;
converting the audio signal based on a playback environment, when second speakers are not located at a left edge and a right edge of a second screen for playback of the content; and
rendering the converted audio signal,
wherein the audio signal is converted based on a location of the second speakers with respect to the second screen and a horizontal axis length of the second screen, in the playback environment, and
wherein when information of the production environment is different from information of the playback environment, the audio signal is rendered based on a first angle between a producer and one of the first speakers that is provided when the content is produced, a second angle between a user and a speaker position on the left edge or the right edge, and a third angle between the user and one of the second speakers that is in the playback environment.

US Pat. No. 10,394,985

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MODELING RANDOM PROCESS USING REDUCED LENGTH LEAST-SQUARES AUTOREGRESSIVE PARAMETER ESTIMATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an autocorrelation processor, configured to generate or estimate autocorrelations of length m for a stochastic process, where m is an integer; and
a least-squares (LS) estimation processor connected to the autocorrelation processor and configured to model the stochastic process by estimating pth order autoregressive (AR) parameters using LS regression, where p is an integer less than m.

US Pat. No. 10,393,537

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING SERVICE VEHICLE ASSIGNMENTS

Rubicon Global Holdings, ...

1. A system for automatically generating service vehicle assignments, the system comprising:a non-transitory memory;
one or more processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to execute instructions to perform operations comprising:
monitor location data associated with one or more waste service vehicles based on location signals from one or more location sensors on the one or more waste service vehicles;
monitor one or more vehicle operation sensors of the one or more waste service vehicles, the sensors configured to detect one or more vehicle operations associated with the one or more waste service vehicles;
determine a location of one or more service stops requiring the one or more vehicle operations;
automatically determine a geographic region based on the location data associated with the one or more waste service vehicles, wherein the geographic region has a predefined geometric shape that encompasses the one or more service stops;
dynamically adjust the geographic region based on one or more added or dropped service stops; and
automatically assign a route within the geographic region that contains one or more first service stops, the route being assigned to a first waste service vehicle of the one or more waste service vehicles and being assigned based on location data associated with the first waste service vehicle, a type of a waste service vehicle, and one or more types of vehicle operations required at the one or more first service stops.

US Pat. No. 10,392,725

METHOD FOR DEPOSITING SILICON FEEDSTOCK MATERIAL, SILICON WAFER, SOLAR CELL AND PV MODULE

Frank Asbeck, Bonn (DE)

1. A method for depositing a doped silicon feedstock material, the method comprising:introducing a first gas comprising silicon into a reactor chamber; and
introducing a second gas comprising at least one of gallium or indium into the reactor chamber; and
depositing silicon feedstock material doped with at least one of gallium or indium onto a surface within the reactor chamber,
wherein the first gas and the second gas are introduced into the reactor chamber as a mixture,
wherein at least a portion of the first gas is exposed to a material to generate the second gas in a further reactor chamber before entering the reactor chamber,
wherein the further reactor chamber is located outside the reactor chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,391,562

MACHINE SPINDLE WITH EJECTING MEANS

THE GLEASON WORKS, Roche...

1. A machine spindle rotatable about an axis of rotation, said spindle comprising a spindle body having an outer end with said outer end having an opening and an end surface surrounding said opening, thereby providing, within said spindle body, for a seated position for a workholding apparatus in the form of a chuck or an arbor, said spindle further comprising:a plurality of rod-shaped ejecting elements located in said outer end at said end surface with each of said rod-shaped ejecting elements being extendable from said end surface and retractable into said end surface,
said rod-shaped ejecting elements being operable to extend from said end surface and into contact with a surface of a workholding apparatus located in said seated position, said contact being of a force sufficient to urge said workholding apparatus from said seated position.

US Pat. No. 10,391,395

OPERATING DEVICE

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

1. An operating device comprising:a moving member that reciprocates;
an operating portion that applies a moving force to the moving member;
a motor that applies a first force for moving forward and a second force for moving rearward to the moving member;
a position sensor that detects a position to which the moving member is moved; and
a control device that changes a rotational operation of the motor in accordance with an output signal from the position sensing unit, wherein:
the control device changes a frequency of an operation reaction force that acts on the moving member by changing a rotational speed of the motor in accordance with an output signal from the position sensing unit, and
the control device changes an amplitude of the operation reaction force that acts on the moving member by changing a rotation amount of the motor in accordance with an output signal from the position sensing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,390,762

PHYSIOLOGICAL METRIC ESTIMATION RISE AND FALL LIMITING

VALENCELL, INC., Raleigh...

3. A method of processing data provided by a physiological sensor, the method comprising:receiving a time domain physiological waveform from the physiological sensor;
converting the received physiological waveform from the time domain to a frequency domain to generate a physiological spectrum;
determining, using the physiological spectrum, an instantaneous estimate of a physiological metric;
comparing the instantaneous estimate to a current filtered estimate of the physiological metric;
computing a revised filtered estimate of the physiological metric based on the current filtered estimate and a rate limit and responsive to the comparison between the instantaneous estimate and the current filtered estimate, said revised filtered estimate comprising a sum of the current filtered estimate and an extremum value, said extremum value comprising the extremum of the rate limit and a difference between the instantaneous estimate and the current filtered estimate; and
outputting the revised filtered estimate to an output interface;
wherein the rate limit comprises one of a first rate limit for an increasing physiological metric and a second rate limit for a decreasing physiological metric, where a magnitude of the second rate limit relative to the current filtered estimate is different from a magnitude of the first rate limit relative to the current filtered estimate; and
wherein the revised filtered estimate comprises:
the sum of the current filtered estimate and the extremum value wherein the extremum value comprises the minimum of the first rate limit and the difference between the instantaneous estimate and the current filtered estimate when the instantaneous estimate is greater than the current filtered estimate; and
the sum of the current filtered estimate and the extremum value wherein the extremum value comprises the maximum of the second rate limit and the difference between the instantaneous estimate and the current filtered estimate when the instantaneous estimate is less than the current filtered estimate.

US Pat. No. 10,397,762

INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT AND METHOD

SCA IPLA Holdings Inc., ...

1. A base station for forming part of a mobile radio network, the base station comprising:circuitry including at least a transceiver and a processor, the circuitry configured to:
provide each of associated mobile communications devices of a group with one of a set of predefined sequences of data for use in forming a random access burst for transmission in a random access channel of a wireless access interface, the set of predefined sequences being uniquely associated with the group;
transmit a signaling message in response to the random access burst, using a unique data sequence which is used to form the random access burst received from one of the associated mobile communications devices;
receive sensor data from each of the associated mobile communications devices of the group via the mobile radio network using an identifier that is common to all the associated mobile communications devices of the group;
arrange one of the associated mobile communication devices of the group as a master communications device;
process a request for communications resources from the master communications device of the associated mobile communication devices of the group;
respond to the request to establish a communications bearer using the identifier; and
establish a communication session for the group in response to receiving signaling information including the identifier from the master communications device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,176

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERWORKING OF RCS UNIVERSAL PROFILE AND PRE-UNIVERSAL PROFILE CLIENTS

Syniverse Technologies, L...

1. A system for enabling communication between a Rich Communication Services (RCS) Universal Profile (UP) client and a Pre-Universal Profile (Pre-UP) client, the system comprising:an Interworking Function (IWF) interfacing with a Controlling Function of a first network operator and a Participating Function of a second network operator, the IWF comprising:
a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Application Server (AS) configured to receive an incoming Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message from the Controlling Function of the first network operator, wherein the SIP AS is configured to execute actions selected from the group consisting of translating the incoming SIP message to a SIP INVITE message for interworking between a Converged Internet Protocol Messaging System (CPM) Standalone Message Pager Mode and a CPM 1-to-1 Chat, proxying the SIP INVITE message between the first network operator and the second network operator for interworking between a CPM Standalone Message Large-Message Mode and the CPM 1-to-1 Chat, proxying the SIP INVITE message between the first network operator and the second network operator for interworking between the CPM Chat and an Instant Message and Presence Leveraging Extension (IM/SIMPLE) Chat, translating the SIP INVITE message to the SIP message for interworking between a Message Session Relay Protocol (MSRP) File Transfer and a HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) File Transfer, sending the SIP message containing a notification of a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for interworking between the HTTP File Transfer and the MSRP File Transfer, and proxying the SIP INVITE message between the first network operator and the second network operator for interworking between an Open Group Chat (OGC) and a Closed Group Chat (CGC); and
a Message Session Relay Protocol (MSRP) Server configured to send an outgoing MSRP message to the second network operator, the MSRP Server configured to execute actions selected from the group consisting of initiating a MSRP session toward the second network operator for interworking between the CPM Standalone Message Pager Mode and the CPM 1-to-1 Chat, proxying the MSRP session between the first and the second network operators for interworking between the CPM Standalone Message Large-Message Mode and the CPM 1-to-1 Chat, proxying the MSRP session between the first and the second network operators for interworking between the CPM Chat and the IM/SIMPLE Chat, and establishing a MSRP client for sending a file from the first network operator to the second network operator for interworking between the HTTP File Transfer to the MSRP File Transfer.

US Pat. No. 10,395,464

CUP DISPENSING APPARATUS IN A BEVERAGE VENDING MACHINE

EVOCA S.P.A., Milan (IT)...

1. A cup dispensing apparatus for a beverage vending machine, the cup dispensing apparatus comprising:at least one dispensing group including:
a magazine adapted to accommodate a stack of cups; and
a releasing device having a through opening defining a channel with a substantially vertical axis, the releasing device adapted to be engaged by the stack of cups;
wherein the releasing device is configured to support the stack of cups and to release, when operated, a last cup from a bottom of the stack of cups;
wherein the releasing device includes:
at least three releasing elements evenly distributed around the substantially vertical axis; and
an actuating device connected to the at least three releasing elements to move the at least three releasing elements between a rest position in which the at least three releasing elements define a horizontal first support plane adapted to be engaged by the last cup of the stack of cups to support the stack of cups, and a release position in which the at least three releasing elements define a second support plane at a higher level than the horizontal first support plane and adapted to be engaged by a penultimate cup of the stack of cups to support the rest of the stack of cups;
wherein the at least three releasing elements are segments configured to translate, when the at least three releasing elements move from the respective rest positions to the respective release positions and vice versa, on a plane perpendicular to the vertical axis and along respective paths in respective directions tangential to a portion of the channel that is adjacent to the respective releasing element;
wherein the releasing device includes three separating devices each of which is mounted on a respective one of the at least three releasing elements to move downwards, with respect to the respective one of the at least three releasing elements, and impart a downward detaching thrust on the last cup when the one of the at least three releasing elements reaches the release position.

US Pat. No. 10,395,444

VEHICLE SELF-DIAGNOSTICS

Zoox, Inc., Foster City,...

1. A system onboard a vehicle comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more-computer readable storage media communicatively coupled to the one or more processors and storing instructions that are executable by the one or more processors to:
receive sensor data from a plurality of sensors associated with the vehicle;
determine, based at least in part on analyzing at least a portion of the sensor data utilizing a model, a fault associated with the vehicle;
send a query to at least one component system associated with a component of the vehicle;
receive a response from the at least one component system;
determine, based at least in part on the response, that the fault is associated with the component;
determine, based at least in part on the fault associated with the component, at least one service issue associated with the vehicle; and
execute, by a control system of the vehicle, a command to redress the at least one service issue associated with the vehicle while the vehicle is driving, the command comprising altering operation of one or more components of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,394,953

MEME DETECTION IN DIGITAL CHATTER ANALYSIS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:aggregating user-generated content objects within a social networking system into a chatter aggregation according to a set of filters;
defining, by a meme analysis engine, a target group within the chatter aggregation to compare against a background group;
extracting, by the meme analysis engine, multiword terms from textual content of the target group;
determining, by the meme analysis engine, a relevancy rank of a term in the multiword terms based on an accounting of the term in the textual content of the target group and a linguistic relevance score of the term according to a linguistic statistical model, the linguistic statistical model being trained by the meme analysis engine based on the user-generated content objects comprising the term, wherein the linguistic relevance score is based on a binary label associated with a probability indicating whether there is a difference in an occurrence rate of the term in the target group and in the background group, wherein the binary label is determined by the linguistic statistical model, and wherein the probability is generated by one or more statistical hypothesis tests based on the linguistic statistical model;
sending, by the meme analysis engine to a client device of a user, instructions for rendering, according to the relevancy ranking, the term in an illustrative comparison of the target group against the background group in a meme analysis interface;
receiving, from the client device, a selection of the term by the user;
generating, by the meme analysis engine, a representative sentence for the term based on the linguistic statistical model; and
sending, via the meme analysis interface, instructions for rendering the generated sentence.

US Pat. No. 10,394,860

ZERO KNOWLEDGE SEARCH ENGINE

PARALLELS INTERNATIONAL G...

1. A method to facilitate indexing of a plurality of documents stored in a document repository, the method comprising:obtaining, by a processing device of a client device, a document of the plurality of documents stored in the document repository, the document comprising a plurality of morphemes;
encoding, by the processing device, a morpheme of the plurality of morphemes using an encryption passphrase associated with the client device to generate an encoded morpheme;
encoding, by the processing device, a location array using the encryption passphrase to generate an encoded location array, wherein the location array comprises each location of the morpheme within the document;
encoding, by the processing device, a unique identifier associated with a location of the document in the document repository using the encryption passphrase to generate an encoded document identifier; and
sending, by the processing device, the encoded morpheme, the encoded location array, and the encoded document identifier to a server device to be stored in a search index.

US Pat. No. 10,393,778

DISAGGREGATION APPARATUS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A disaggregation apparatus for identifying an electrical consumer in an electrical network, wherein the electrical network comprises a power source and multiple electrical consumers, the disaggregation apparatus comprising:an electrical signature providing unit for providing electrical signatures (in) of each of the electrical consumers, the electrical signature providing unit including a training method to switch on each electrical consumer one at the time and storing the corresponding electrical signature in the form of a current signature,
an electrical parameter determining unit for determining an overall electrical parameter (itot,k) of the electrical network, wherein the overall electrical current of the electrical network is measured,
an identification unit configured to normalize each of said electrical signatures (in), to generate a unity signature correlation matrix (R), which comprises correlations between each of said normalized electrical signatures with peak current equal to one of the respective electrical consumer's current, and identify an electrical consumer based at least partly upon the determined overall electrical parameter (itot,k) and the unity signature correlation matrix (R).

US Pat. No. 10,393,349

OPTICAL ARRANGEMENT, OPTICAL SYSTEM AND A METHOD OF SHAPING AN OPTICAL BEAM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An optical arrangement, consisting of a first and a second optical element being mutually moveable along an axis for generating a variable light output beam:the first optical element for collimating light from a light source to generate collimated light;
the second optical element for receiving collimated light from the first optical element, wherein an array of convex lenses located on a first face of the second optical element is associated with an array of convex lenses located on a second face of the second optical element opposite the first face,
wherein for each lens located on the first face the collimated light passing through said lens is designed to pass through an associated, directly oppositely positioned lens of the array of lenses located on the second face, and
wherein each lens on the second face is designed to focus on the associated lens on the first face, and each lens on the first face is designed to focus on the associated lens on the second face, and,
wherein the arrays of lenses on the first and second faces have an increasing or decreasing lens diameter towards the edge of the second optical element, such that a spread of output angles of the light output from the second optical element increases or decreases with increasing distance from the center of the second optical element, and the spread of output angles at the output of the optical arrangement is dependent on the spacing between the light source and the first optical element or the spacing between the first and second optical elements.

US Pat. No. 10,392,476

POLYMERS COMPRISING AMINO DIHYDROPHENANTHRENE REPEATING UNITS AND ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICES USING THE SAME

Cambridge Display Technol...

1. A polymer having a backbone of alternating N atoms and aromatic or heteroaromatic groups including a repeating structure of formula (I):
wherein:
R3 independently in each occurrence is a substituent;
m is at least 1;
Ar1 independently in each occurrence is selected from groups of formula (IIIa) and (IIIb):

wherein each R6 and R8 is independently a substituent and d is 0 or a positive integer;
and Ar2 is a group of formula (II):

wherein:
each x is independently 0 or a positive integer;
each y is independently 0 or a positive integer, and
R1 and R2 independently in each occurrence is a substituent.

US Pat. No. 10,392,134

PROPULSION AND GAS-MOVING SYSTEMS USING TRAVELLING-WAVE GAS DIELECTROPHORESIS

Trustees of Boston Univer...

1. A traveling-wave dielectrophoresis propulsion system for an orbiting vehicle, comprising:a set of surfaces over which a gas passes during orbital flight of the vehicle;
a plurality of electrodes on the surfaces, the electrodes configured to create an electric field having a predetermined spatial field pattern in response to field signals applied thereto, the spatial field pattern being experienced by passing molecules of the gas as an oscillating field having a frequency on the order of a polarization-resonance frequency of the molecules to impart a propulsive traveling-wave dielectrophoretic force to the passing molecules, the electrodes extending over sufficient area to impart sufficient traveling-wave dielectrophoretic force to the gas to overcome aerodynamic drag and thereby sustain orbital flight of the vehicle; and
a power source configured and operative to apply the field signals to the electrodes, the power source providing sufficient power to overcome power lost to aerodynamic drag and thereby sustain orbital flight of the vehicle.
US Pat. No. 10,390,536

METHODS, COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR REPELLING INSECTS AND/OR ARACHNIDS

1. A method of repelling an insect and/or an arachnid, the method consisting essentially of applying a composition to an animal, a human, a substrate and/or a location, the composition consisting essentially of an isolated carvacrol compound and an isolated cumin compound;wherein the isolated carvacrol compound is carvacrol, thymol or a combination thereof and the isolated cumin compound is cumin alcohol, cuminic acid or combinations thereof,
wherein application of the composition to the animal, the human, the substrate and/or the location repels the insect and/or the arachnid from the animal, the human, the substrate and/or the location, and
wherein the insect and/or the arachnid is a mosquito, a sand fly or a tick.
US Pat. No. 10,395,758

SEQUENCING METHODS

10X GENOMICS, INC., Plea...

1. A method of processing a plurality of nucleic acid molecules derived from a biological sample of a subject comprising:(a) obtaining said plurality of nucleic acid molecules derived from the biological sample of said subject;
(b) using a sequencer to sequence said plurality of nucleic acid molecules to generate a set of partial sequencing reads comprising a first partial sequencing read having a first barcode sequence;
(c) while said sequencer is sequencing said plurality of nucleic acid molecules in (b), streaming said set of partial sequencing reads over a network to a sequencing analysis system remotely located with respect to said sequencer; and
(d) while said sequencer is sequencing said plurality of nucleic acid molecules in (b), using said sequencing analysis system to (i) assign said first partial sequencing read to a given group of a plurality of groups based on said first barcode sequence, (ii) correct a sequencing error identified based on a frequency of a subsequence occurring among partial sequencing reads of said given group, and (iii) assemble said first sequencing read with other reads of said set of partial sequencing reads.

US Pat. No. 10,397,930

RESOURCE AND POWER ALLOCATION INDICATION IN BEAM-BASED ACCESS SYSTEM

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE) from a transmit point, signaling indicating a relative effective transmit power offset between a control beam and a data beam;
receiving, by the UE from the transmit point, a control channel in the control beam and a data channel in the data beam; and
performing, by the UE, automatic gain control (AGC) on the control channel and/or the data channel using the relative effective transmit power offset.

US Pat. No. 10,397,823

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SCHEDULING DATA PACKET TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A system for controlling data packet transmission in a wireless network, the system comprising:a plurality of nodes; and
at least one data collector node,
wherein at least one control unit included in at least one of the plurality of nodes and/or the data collector node is adapted to randomly select, independently for each of the plurality of nodes configured to respond to a received data packet, a respective time slot within a determined answer interval for transmitting an answer responding to the received data packet, wherein the answer interval is applied to each of the plurality of nodes configured to respond to said received data packet and wherein at least one of any of the plurality of nodes and/or the data collector node determines: a) an amount of the plurality of nodes responding to said received data packet and b) a length of said answer interval based on the amount of the plurality of nodes determined to respond to said received data packet,
wherein the data collector node is adapted to poll at least one given node of any of the plurality of nodes for data packet transmission based on a hop distance of the given node to the data collector node and/or a network area in which the given node is located, and
wherein the data collector node is adapted to multicast a data request message to at least some of the plurality of nodes, to which the at least some of the plurality of nodes answer with a node-specific delay after having received the data request message.

US Pat. No. 10,397,411

ACCESS NODE AND METHOD

Boyce Technologies Inc., ...

1. An access node for a communication system, comprising:a housing having:
a chassis configured for mounting electronic modules; and
a door mounted on the chassis by a hinge for movement between an open position and a closed position;
the door defining a plurality of pockets;
a sliding strip mounted in the chassis and operable to move in a sliding motion between a first sliding strip position and a second sliding strip position;
a plurality of latch hooks mounted on the sliding strip; the latch hooks each including a hook portion shaped to engage into respective ones of the plurality of pockets when the door is in the closed position and the sliding strip is moved to the second sliding strip position; and
a roller bearing mounted on the hook portion of each of the plurality of latch hooks, the roller bearing engaging a respective one of the pockets when the door is in the closed position and the sliding strip is being moved toward the second sliding strip position.

US Pat. No. 10,397,103

DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM WITH ROUTING TABLES

Solarflare Communications...

1. A data processing system comprising:one or more physical memories; and
one or more physical processors configured to provide:
an operating system that stores at least one first network routing table each comprising one or more entries, each entry indicating at least part of a route over a network to a respective destination, wherein the at least one first network routing table is maintained in a kernel of the operating system;
a transmission support function at a user level configured to maintain a copy of at least part of the at least one first network routing table;
a network data transmission function arranged to transmit data by accessing the copy, of the at least part of the at least one first network routing table, maintained at the user level and without accessing the at least one first network routing table in the kernel; and
an application configured to provide an indication of a destination of a packet to the network data transmission function and the network data transmission function configured to obtain an address of the destination from the copy of the at least part of the at least one first network routing table.

US Pat. No. 10,397,020

AUTOMATIC ADJUSTMENT OF THE MAXIMUM TOKEN HOLDING TIME IN BACNET MS/TP BUS SYSTEMS AT RUNTIME

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A method for an automatic adjustment of a maximum token holding time of a first bus participant in a BACnet MS/TP bus system, the method comprising:analyzing, by the first bus participant, a data traffic in the bus system during a first time interval; and
adjusting, by the first bus participant, the maximum token holding time of the first bus participant based on an analysis of the data traffic during the first time interval,
wherein the analysis of the data traffic during the first time interval comprises determining a data transmission pattern of a second bus participant, and
wherein the data transmission pattern of the second bus participant is defined by a measured data transmission volume of the second bus participant and a distribution of the measured data transmission volume of the second bus participant over time.

US Pat. No. 10,396,807

MULTI-RING COUPLED RING OSCILLATOR WITH IMPROVED PHASE NOISE

Auburn University, Aubur...

1. An apparatus comprising:a plurality of M ring oscillator circuits, where M is the number of ring oscillator circuits, each of the plurality of ring oscillator circuits having common mode nodes and a plurality of N differential gain stages, where N is the number of differential gain stages,
wherein each of the plurality of common mode nodes are coupled with one another by phase shifters, such that a current source noise is reduced, and
further wherein the plurality of ring oscillator circuits have a phase shift of 180/M degrees between the outputs of the plurality of ring oscillators circuits, such that a phase delay of the phase shift creates a noise reduction in an output of the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,396,293

ELECTRONIC OR OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING AN ANCHORED THIN MOLECULAR LAYER, PROCESS FOR ITS PREPARATION AND COMPOUND USED THEREIN

Novaled GmbH, Dresden (D...

1. An electronic or optoelectronic device comprising at least one inorganic surface covered at least partly by an organic layer, wherein the organic layer comprises a compound comprisingi) at least one anchor group anchoring the compound to the inorganic surface,
ii) at least one first functional moiety comprising
a) a first aromatic heterocycle comprising at least one nitrogen atom in an aromatic ring, or
b) a first aromatic or heteroaromatic ring substituted with at least one secondary or tertiary amine group, and
iii) at least one methylidenyl group,
wherein at least one of the nitrogen atoms of the first aromatic heterocycle, the secondary amine group, or the tertiary amine group is directly attached by a single bond to the methylidenyl group, and wherein the anchor group is attached to the functional moiety either directly or by a spacer.

US Pat. No. 10,395,882

TUNABLE QUANTUM CONFINEMENT AND QUANTUM DOT PHOTOCATHODE

Triad National Security, ...

1. A tunable photocathode capable of being tailored to emit an electron beam with one or more specified properties, the tunable photocathode comprising:a photoemission layer, the photoemission layer comprising quantum confined nanostructures configured to emit quantized free electrons in the form of a coherent electron beam.

US Pat. No. 10,395,880

ELECTRON GUN ADJUSTMENT IN A VACUUM

Varex Imaging Corporation...

1. A vacuum device, comprising:an enclosure configured to enclose a vacuum, the enclosure including an external base including an opening;
an internal base within the enclosure; and
an adjustable support assembly adjustably coupling the internal base to the external base and extending through the opening, the adjustable support assembly comprising:
a threaded shaft extending along a longitudinal axis and coupled to the internal base;
a threaded hole component threadedly engaged with the threaded shaft and coupled to the external base such that the threaded hole component is axially constrained in a direction along the longitudinal axis relative to the external base independent of the threaded shaft; and
a flexible component coupled to the external base and the threaded shaft and sealing the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,395,459

SAFETY LOCKOUT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Master Lock Company LLC, ...

1. A method for performing a lockout-tagout procedure, comprising:reading, by a sensor of a portable device, a location tag positioned at a location or on a device that an electronic lock is associated with to acquire a location identifier;
acquiring, by a communication device of the portable device, audit data from the electronic lock regarding at least one of a lock event or an unlock event of the electronic lock as part of the lockout-tagout procedure; and
at least one of:
(i) transmitting, by the communication device of the portable device, the audit data and the location identifier to a remote server configured to provide for determination of compliance with the lockout-tagout procedure using the audit data and the location identifier; or
(ii) interpreting, by a processing circuit of the portable device, the audit data and the location identifier to determine the at least one of the lock event or the unlock event is part of the lockout-tagout procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,395,291

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NAVIGATING A COLLECTION OF EDITORIAL CONTENT

CBS Interactive Inc., Sa...

1. A method, performed by one or more computing devices, for delivering browsable content over a computer network, said method comprising:receiving, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a query for a content item based on identification of at least one of a product and a service, the content item including at least one editorial review describing one of the product and the service;
aggregating, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a first plurality of related content items, each content item in the first plurality of related content items having at least one attribute in common with the content item;
transmitting, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, for display on one of the computing devices the content item in a first user interface portion and at least two content items in the first plurality of related content items in a second user interface portion adjacent to the first user interface portion;
providing, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, one or more browsing user interface controls on one of the computing devices configured to allow the user to navigate among the first plurality of related content items without selecting one of the content items;
providing, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a selection user interface control on one of the computing devices configured to facilitate selection of one of the content items in the first plurality of related content items;
receiving, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a selection of one of the content items in the first plurality of related content items;
aggregating, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a second plurality of related content items in response to receiving the selection of one of the content items in the first plurality of content items, each content item in the second plurality of related content items having at least one attribute in common with the selected content item; and
transmitting, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, for display on one of the computing devices the selected content item in the first user interface portion and at least two content items in the second plurality of related content items in the second user interface portion.

US Pat. No. 10,395,191

RECOMMENDING DECISION MAKERS IN AN ORGANIZATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:identifying a sample member of a social network service, the sample member being associated with prior member activity involving a source member;
determining a plurality of organizational units based on a social graph, where nodes of the social graph represent employees and edges between the nodes represent connections between the employees;
determining, from the plurality of organizational units, a sample organizational unit associated with the sample member by comparing properties associated with the sample member with an attribute profile associated with each organizational unit of the plurality of organizational units, the sample organizational unit representing a department within an organization;
identifying, by one or more processors, a first plurality of candidate members from the determined plurality of organizational units based on a relationship of a candidate member with an organizational unit selected from the plurality of organizational units;
for each identified candidate member of the first plurality of candidate members, determining an organizational similarity score based on a comparison between the sample organizational unit associated with the sample member and the organizational unit related to the identified candidate member;
selecting a second plurality of candidate members from the first plurality of candidate members based on the organizational similarity score;
determining a candidate score for each candidate member of the second plurality of candidate members;
ranking each candidate member of the second plurality of candidate members according to the candidate score associated with each candidate member; and
surfacing the second plurality of candidate members to a computer system being operated by the source member based on the ranking of each candidate member of the second plurality of candidate members.

US Pat. No. 10,395,140

LEARNING METHOD AND LEARNING DEVICE FOR OBJECT DETECTOR BASED ON CNN USING 1×1 CONVOLUTION TO BE USED FOR HARDWARE OPTIMIZATION, AND TESTING METHOD AND TESTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method for learning parameters of an object detector based on a CNN, comprising steps of:(a) a learning device, if at least one training image is acquired, (i) instructing one or more convolutional layers to generate at least one initial feature map by applying one or more convolution operations to the training image, (ii) instructing an RPN to generate one or more proposals corresponding to each of one or more objects in the training image by using the initial feature map, and (iii) (iii-1) instructing a pooling layer to apply one or more pooling operations to each region, corresponding to each of the proposals, on the initial feature map, to thereby generate pooled feature maps per each of the proposals, and instructing a first transposing layer to concatenate each of pixels, per each of the proposals, in each of corresponding same locations on the pooled feature maps per each of the proposals, to thereby generate an integrated feature map, or (iii-2) instructing the pooling layer to apply the pooling operations to each region, corresponding to each of the proposals, on the initial feature map, to thereby generate the pooled feature maps per each of the proposals, and instructing the pooling layer to concatenate each of the pixels, per each of the proposals, in each of the corresponding same locations on the pooled feature maps per each of the proposals, to thereby generate the integrated feature map;
(b) the learning device instructing a first 1×1 convolutional layer to apply a 1×1 convolution operation to the integrated feature map, to thereby generate a first adjusted feature map whose volume is adjusted, and instructing a second 1×1 convolutional layer to apply the 1×1 convolution operation to the first adjusted feature map, to thereby generate a second adjusted feature map whose volume is adjusted; and
(c) the learning device (c1) (i) instructing a second transposing layer to divide the second adjusted feature map by each of the pixels, to thereby generate pixel-wise feature maps per each of the proposals, and instructing a classifying layer to generate object class information on each of the proposals by using the pixel-wise feature maps per each of the proposals, or (ii) instructing the classifying layer to divide the second adjusted feature map by each of the pixels, to thereby generate the pixel-wise feature maps per each of the proposals, and instructing the classifying layer to generate the object class information on each of the proposals by using the pixel-wise feature maps per each of the proposals, (c2) instructing a detecting layer to generate object detection information corresponding to the objects in the training image by referring to the object class information and the pixel-wise feature maps per each of the proposals, and (c3) instructing a detection loss layer to calculate one or more object detection losses by referring to the object detection information and its corresponding GT, to thereby learn at least part of parameters of the second 1×1 convolutional layer, the first 1×1 convolutional layer, and the convolutional layers by backpropagating the object detection losses.

US Pat. No. 10,395,097

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BIOMETRIC RECOGNITION

Eyelock LLC, New York, N...

1. A system for acquiring iris and face biometric features, the system comprising:a depth measurement sensor configured to determine a distance of an image sensor from a subject;
at least one light source; and
the image sensor, the image sensor configured to:
acquire, at a first time instant, a first image comprising a biometric feature of a face of the subject, the face illuminated by light of a first wavelength from the at least one light source set to a first intensity magnitude suitable for acquiring the first image at the determined distance; and
acquire, at a second time instant, a second image comprising a biometric feature of an iris of the subject, the iris illuminated by light of a second wavelength from the at least one light source set to a second intensity magnitude suitable for acquiring the second image at the determined distance, wherein the second time instant is within a predetermined time period of the first time instant sufficient to link the first image and the second image to the same subject.

US Pat. No. 10,395,082

COVER RETENTION SYSTEM FOR DATA READER

DATALOGIC USA, INC., Eug...

1. A data reader system comprisinga data reader housing comprising side walls enclosing an interior, one of the side walls formed with an opening;
a first connector disposed in the housing;
a cover removably attached to the housing over the opening;
connection snaps operable for retaining the cover to the housing;
a cable including a second connector adapted to be connected to the first connector,
wherein retention force of the connection snaps for retaining the cover to the housing is augmented via insertion of the second connector between the connection snaps and into connection with the first connector.

US Pat. No. 10,394,977

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SHAPE-BASED ENERGY ANALYSIS OF SOLIDS

1. A method of designing a physical structure, the method comprising:storing a structural model of the physical structure;
defining a mesh for the structural model, wherein the mesh includes a plurality of finite elements, and wherein each element of the finite elements is defined by a plurality of edges of the element;
identifying a governing differential equation for each of the plurality of finite elements;
for each element of the plurality of finite elements:
identifying a plurality of complementary functions that exactly satisfy the corresponding governing differential equation,
wherein each of the plurality of complementary functions for the finite element is associated with a respective scalar multiplier, and
wherein a count of the respective scalar multipliers for the element establishes a number of degrees of freedom of the element;
determining an applied stimulus for the physical structure, wherein the applied stimulus includes at least one of an applied mechanical force, an applied mechanical stress, an applied mechanical strain, an applied mechanical torque, an applied mechanical moment, an applied translational displacement, and an applied rotational displacement;
generating an energy optimization model that minimizes a difference between internal energy of the plurality of finite elements and external energy of the plurality of finite elements,
wherein an internal energy of each finite element of the plurality of finite elements is based on strain energy in a volume of the finite element (i) defined by the edges of the finite element and (ii) resulting from deformations of the finite element by the corresponding plurality of complementary functions,
wherein an external energy of each finite element of the plurality of finite elements is based on external work done by external stimulus acting on the finite element as deformed by the corresponding plurality of complementary functions,
wherein the external stimulus is based on the applied stimulus,
wherein generating the energy optimization model includes, for each element of the plurality of finite elements:
determining a difference expression between the internal energy of the element and the external energy of the element, and
for each degree of freedom of the element, generating a set of equation parameters by calculating a partial differential of the difference expression with respect to the respective scalar multiplier, and
wherein generating the energy optimization model includes transforming the sets of equation parameters for each of the degrees of freedom of the plurality of finite elements into a first matrix;
solving the energy optimization model for the respective scalar multipliers, wherein solving the energy optimization model includes transforming the first matrix using an inversion operation;
calculating a physical parameter of interest of the physical structure in response to the applied stimulus, wherein the physical parameter of interest includes at least one of a mechanical strain on the physical structure, a mechanical stress on the physical structure, a mechanical force on the physical structure, a mechanical moment of the physical structure, a mechanical torque of the physical structure, a translational displacement of the physical structure, and a rotational displacement of the physical structure, and wherein the physical parameter of interest is calculated based on the solved scalar multipliers;
determining whether the physical parameter of interest satisfies a design parameter of the physical structure; and
in response to the physical parameter of interest not satisfying the design parameter, updating the structural model of the physical structure.

US Pat. No. 10,394,964

GESTURE BASED SYSTEM FOR TRANSLATION AND TRANSLITERATION OF INPUT TEXT AND A METHOD THEREOF

OSLABS PTE. LTD., Singap...

1. A computer implemented system for selectively expressing an input text in a language other than the input language, based on the gestures performed by a user, said computer implemented system comprising:a user interface accessible to the user, said user interface configured to receive the input text from the user, and wherein the input text is in a format selected from a group consisting of email message, SMS message, and webpage extracts, said user interface further configured to display the input text on a default user interface screen thereof;
a processor cooperating with said user interface, said processor configured to:
recognize at least one of a selection of the input text by the user and keying-in of the input text by the user;
recognize a left swipe gesture and a right swipe gesture performed by the user on the user interface subsequent to recognition of the selection or the keying-in of the input text, and convert the left swipe gesture into an electric signal for transliteration of the input text, and further convert the right swipe gesture into an electric signal for translation of the input text;
trigger the translation of the input text, in an event that the signal for translation of the input text is generated in response to the right swipe gesture, and further trigger on said user interface, a display of a first user interface screen in response to the right swipe gesture, and cause said first user interface screen to display translated text corresponding to the input text, and redirect the user from said default user interface screen of said user interface to said first user interface screen of said user interface, in response to the right swipe gesture;
trigger the transliteration of the input text, in an event that the signal for transliteration of the input text is generated in response to the left swipe gesture, and further trigger on said user interface, a display of a second user interface screen, in response to the left swipe gesture, and cause said second user interface screen to display transliterated text corresponding to the input text, and redirect the user from said default user interface screen of said user interface to said second user interface screen of said user interface, in response to the left swipe gesture;
said processor still further configured to respectively display the translated input text and transliterated input text on said user interface and on said first user interface screen and said second user interface screen thereof, in a format equivalent to the format of the input text.

US Pat. No. 10,394,960

TRANSLITERATION DECODING USING A TREE STRUCTURE

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A method for transliteration decoding using a tree structure, comprising:generating a tree structure for an input token in an input string in a first script system, the tree structure including nodes representing phonemes of the input token;
identifying segmentation candidates, each segmentation candidate comprising a series of one or more nodes forming a path within the tree structure representing a series of one or more phonemes;
selecting a segmentation candidate based on probabilities of the segmentation candidates predicted by a probabilistic model;
segmenting the input token into character groups, the character groups comprising one or more phonemes from the selected segmentation candidate that correspond to characters in a second script system;
decoding the character groups in the first script system into the characters in the second script system, the characters forming a word or a word prefix in the second script system; and
outputting the word or the word prefix in the second script system.

US Pat. No. 10,394,950

GENERATION OF A GRAMMATICALLY DIVERSE TEST SET FOR DEEP QUESTION ANSWERING SYSTEMS

International Business Ma...

1. A method of providing a test set of natural language sentences for a deep question answering system comprising:receiving a plurality of natural language sentences in computer-readable form wherein each natural language sentence has a composition of certain words, by executing first instructions in a computer system;
analyzing the natural language sentences to characterize different syntactical classifications of the sentences, by executing second instructions in the computer system;
selecting a subset of the natural language sentences according to a desired syntactic distribution based on the different syntactical classifications wherein each natural language sentence in the subset is unchanged from its composition, by executing third instructions in the computer system;
storing the selected subset as the test set, by executing fourth instructions in the computer system;
applying the test set to the deep question answering system to train the deep question answering system, by executing fifth instructions in the computer system;
receiving a query from a user, by executing sixth instructions in the computer system;
using the deep question answering system to generate an answer to the query, by executing seventh instructions in the computer system; and
presenting the answer to the user, by executing eighth instructions in the computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,394,947

SPREADSHEET WITH UNIT BASED MATH

Workday, Inc., Pleasanto...

1. A system for performing units-based math for spreadsheet cell values comprising:a processor to:
host a spreadsheet document;
parse a formula containing a first measure, a first unit of measure, a second measure, a second unit of measure, and an operator, wherein the spreadsheet document includes the formula;
determine whether the first unit of measure, the second unit of measure, and the operator are compatible, comprising to:
determine whether the first unit of measure and the second unit of measure are comparable, comprising to:
determine whether each unit of measure is capable of being converted to the other unit of measure; and
in response to a determination that the each unit of measure is not capable of being converted to the other unit of measure:
 determine whether the operator is a multiplication operator; and
 in response to a determination that the operator is the multiplication operator, determine that the first unit of measure, the second unit of measure, and the operator are compatible;
in response to a determination that the first unit of measure, the second unit of measure, and the operator are compatible:
determine a resulting measure and a resulting unit of measure by applying the operator to the first measure, the first unit of measure, the second measure, and the second unit of measure, comprising to:
in response to a determination that the first unit of measure and the second unit of measure are not comparable and the operator is the multiplication operator, multiply the first unit of measure and the second unit of measure to obtain the resulting unit of measure, wherein the resulting unit of measure comprises a combination of the first unit of measure, the operator, and the second unit of measure, wherein the first unit of measure and the second unit of measure do not comprise a like unit of measure; and
associate the resulting measure with the resulting unit of measure.

US Pat. No. 10,394,945

WEBPAGE ANNOTATION AND COMMUNITY SHARING SYSTEM

Jumbo Technology Co., Ltd...

1. A webpage annotation and community sharing system for a user to annotate text descriptions to a webpage, comprising:a webpage browsing element, displaying the webpage which includes a plurality of data;
a webpage segmentation element, retrieving the plurality of data from the webpage browsing element, the webpage segmentation element including at least one annotation point inserted into the plurality of data to divide the plurality of data into an upper data segment and a lower data segment and to define an annotation space between the upper data segment and the lower data segment;
an annotation element, connected with the webpage browsing element and the webpage segmentation element, the annotation element receiving the text descriptions from the user and converting the text descriptions into an annotation data which is transmitted to the webpage segmentation element and the webpage browsing element, wherein the webpage segmentation element inserts the annotation data into the annotation space, and the webpage browsing element integrates the annotation data with the plurality of data to displayed on the webpage; and
a webpage generating element, integrating the webpage which includes the annotation data and the plurality of data with the annotation space to form a shared webpage.

US Pat. No. 10,394,937

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RULES-BASED TAG MANAGEMENT AND APPLICATION IN A DOCUMENT REVIEW SYSTEM

Universal Analytics, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method for applying document review (DR) tags using a portable computing device, comprising:loading a plurality of documents for review into a memory of the portable computing device;
displaying, via a display of the portable computing device, a first document of the plurality of documents;
receiving, via the display, a first touchscreen user swipe input related to the first document, wherein the first touchscreen user swipe input corresponds to a first tag and a first tag value associated with the first tag;
upon initiation of the first touchscreen user swipe input related to the first document, displaying as an overlay to the first document a first visual indicator corresponding to the first touchscreen user swipe input;
in response to completion of the first touchscreen user swipe input, applying to the first document the first tag value corresponding to the first tag;
storing, in the memory, the first tag value associated with the first tag in a correspondence with the first document; and
in response to the completion of the first touchscreen user swipe input, displaying a second document of the plurality of documents,
wherein the displaying as the overlay to the first document the first visual indicator corresponding to the first touchscreen user swipe input further comprises:
displaying the first visual indicator with first characteristics in response to a responsive tag value being applied to the first document; or
displaying the first visual indicator with second characteristics in response to a non-responsive tag value being applied to the first document.

US Pat. No. 10,394,934

SCALABLE DISPLAY OF INTERNET CONTENT ON MOBILE DEVICES

Softview, L.L.C., Bellin...

1. A mobile hand-held device, comprising:a processor;
a wireless communications device, to facilitate wireless communication with a network that supports access to the Internet;
a touch-sensitive display; and
flash memory, operatively coupled to the processor, in which a plurality of instructions are stored comprising a plurality of software components including an HTML rendering engine, wherein the instructions are configured to be executed by the processor to cause the mobile hand-held device to,
process an HTML document including HTML code and having associated cascading style sheet (CSS) code with the HTML rendering engine to render a first representation of the HTML document having an interpreted page layout, functionality, and design of content associated with the HTML document that is in accordance with the HTML code and CSS code, wherein the HTML code includes a plurality of HTML elements including at least one HTML paragraph element, at least one HTML image element, and at least one HTML hyperlink element, and wherein rendering the first representation of the HTML document includes,
parse the HTML document to identify the plurality of HTML elements;
logically group content associated with HTML elements into HTML objects;
generate page layout information including a bounding box for each HTML object; and
store information that links each HTML object with its corresponding page layout information,
wherein the page layout information further includes information from which a page layout location of each of the bounding boxes can be determined;
translate the first representation of the HTML document to generate a scalable vector representation of the HTML document; and
render the scalable vector representation of the HTML document on the touch-sensitive display using a first scale factor to display the HTML document at a first zoom level under which the HTML document is displayed to fit across a width of the touch-sensitive display,
wherein the scalable vector representation of the HTML document is configured to allow a user to view the HTML document at one or more user-defined zoom levels by rendering the scalable vector representation on the touch-sensitive display using one or more respective scale factors in response to associated user inputs made via the touch-sensitive display, and wherein the interpreted page layout, functionality, and design of the content associated with the HTML document is preserved at each of the first zoom level and the one or more user-defined zoom levels.

US Pat. No. 10,394,878

ASSOCIATING STILL IMAGES AND VIDEOS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system, comprising:one or more computers including one or more storage devices storing instructions that when executed by the one or more computers cause the one or more computers to perform operations comprising:
receiving a digital image and a digital video;
extracting one or more features from the digital image;
identifying one or more representative frames in the digital video, wherein each representative frame is representative of a portion of the digital video;
extracting one or more respective features from each representative frame;
comparing the one or more features extracted from the digital image to the one or more respective features extracted from each representative frame; and
classifying the digital image as related to the digital video based on the comparison of the one or more features extracted from the image to the one or more respective features extracted from each representative frame.

US Pat. No. 10,394,747

IMPLEMENTING HIERARCHICAL PCI EXPRESS SWITCH TOPOLOGY OVER COHERENT MESH INTERCONNECT

Mellanox Technologies Ltd...

1. A system comprises:a multicore processor device comprising:
a plurality of cores, with multiple ones of the plurality of cores each comprising
a processor; and
switching circuitry configured to couple the processor to a network among the plurality of cores to provide a coherent mesh interconnect; the system configured to:
choose coordinates according to base address range defined sets towards one or more attached peripheral serial interconnect base controllers, where each peripheral serial interconnect base controller is responsible for one wide peripheral serial interconnect base port to provide a portion of a hierarchical serial interconnect switch topology within the coherent mesh interconnect that interconnects the plurality of cores in the multi-core processor; and
route load/store transactions from the cores interconnected by the coherent mesh interconnect, towards the peripheral serial interconnect base address range sets defined addresses ranges, as memory mapped IO transactions using coherent protocol packets.

US Pat. No. 10,394,513

DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

CHAMP VISION DISPLAY INC....

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel, having a display surface;
a transparent plate, disposed on the display panel, wherein the transparent plate has a light incident surface and a first light emitting surface opposite to each other, the display surface and the light incident surface face each other, and the transparent plate has at least one side surface connected between the light incident surface and the first light emitting surface; and
at least one compressible transparent member, disposed on the at least one side surface, wherein the at least one compressible transparent member has a second light emitting surface, and the second light emitting surface is tilted relative to the first light emitting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,394,424

INFORMATION DISPLAY, INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD, INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

NEC SOLUTION INNOVATORS, ...

1. An information display comprising:a memory configured to store one or more instructions; and
at least one processor configured to execute the one or more instructions to:
display at least one item and information corresponding to each of the items;
display, in response to selection of the item, a menu showing at least one of refining conditions of the selected item;
display, in response to selection of the refining condition, at least one refining item corresponding to the selected refining condition and refining information corresponding to each of the refining items with reference to the displayed items and information corresponding to each of the items;
repeatedly display the refining condition and display the refining information set for a plurality of executions; and
display a refining condition, which has not been selected before n?1th (n is an integer of 2 or more) execution, among the plurality of executions, in n-th and subsequent executions.

US Pat. No. 10,394,417

SURFACING AND MANAGEMENT OF WINDOW-SPECIFIC CONTROLS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method of generating, on a physical display device communicationally coupled to a computing device, a user interface comprising:a floating display element, generated by an operating system, that is visually separate from, and is positioned proximate to, a task reference for an application program being executed on the operating system, the floating display element comprising:
a first toolbar tailored to a first set of functionality exposed to a user by the application program via a first window, the first toolbar comprising a first set of multiple interface elements associated with the first set of functionality, the first toolbar being visually contained wholly within the floating display element;
a first thumbnail of the first window of the application program, the first thumbnail being visually contained wholly within the floating display element;
a second toolbar tailored to a second set of functionality exposed to the user by the application program via a second window, the second toolbar comprising a second set of multiple interface elements associated with the second set of functionality, the second toolbar being also visually contained wholly within the floating display element, the second toolbar differing from the first toolbar; and
a second thumbnail of the second window of the application program, the second thumbnail being also visually contained wholly within the floating display element;
wherein the floating display element is separate from and external to windows of the application program and is displayed when user action is directed to the task reference; and
wherein further the first and second thumbnails and the first and second toolbars are all concurrently displayed within the floating display element.

US Pat. No. 10,394,242

AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A MANEUVERABLE PLATFORM

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD., Haif...

1. A method comprising:obtaining a plurality of objectives relating to a maneuverable platform;
receiving maneuverable platform and obstacles data relating to at least one of: position, speed, and direction of the maneuverable platform and of obstacles;
determining, using a computer processor, a plurality of options for completing said plurality of objectives, wherein each of the plurality of options defines a distinct combination of course and speed;
calculating, for each of the plurality of options, projected positions of the maneuverable platform and of each obstacle and therefrom determining the distance between the maneuverable platform and each obstacle at the closest point of approach and the estimated time to arrive at the closest point of approach;
weighing each of the options in accordance with a grading scheme, wherein said grading scheme includes an assessment of the estimated time to arrive at the closest point of approach with each obstacle; and, the distance between the maneuverable platform and each obstacle at the closest point of approach;
autonomously selecting, using a computer processor, one option of the plurality of options in accordance with said grading scheme and whether a projected collision may be avoided; and,
maneuvering the maneuverable platform and commanding drive controls of the maneuverable platform to apply the autonomously selected course and speed of the option for the maneuverable platform.

US Pat. No. 10,394,192

SMART WATCH, OPERATION CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A smart watch, comprising:a watch body, the watch body comprising a display screen and a system board, the system board comprising at least a microprocessor, a memory and a communication module;
a watchband configured to fix the watch body on a user's wrist;
a biosensor integrated on a surface of the watchband configured to contact the user's wrist; and
a metal ring disposed around the watch body and protruding above an upper surface of the watch body, the metal ring configured to fix and protect the watch body;
wherein an outer wall of the metal ring includes two functional regions, each functional region includes a fingerprint identification sensor and a fingerprint identification module, the fingerprint sensor is disposed on a surface of the corresponding functional region, and the fingerprint identification module is disposed inside the corresponding functional region.

US Pat. No. 10,394,181

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS FRAME

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method of manufacturing an image forming apparatus comprising a frame configured to support an image forming unit, the frame including (a) a first column member, (b) a second column member, and (c) a connecting unit configured to connect the first column member and the second column member, the connecting unit including (i) a first member including a welding surface that is disposed at a portion of the first member closer to one end of the connecting unit than a center of the connecting unit in a longitudinal direction of the connecting unit, (ii) a second member including a welding surface that is disposed at a portion of the second member closer to another end of the connecting unit than the center of the connecting unit in the longitudinal direction of the connecting unit, the method comprising:adjusting a length between the welding surface of the first member and the welding surface of the second member to a predetermined distance by relatively sliding the first member and the second member in the longitudinal direction;
fixing the first member and the second member after the length between the welding surface of the first member and the welding surface of the second member is adjusted in the step of adjusting the length;
welding the welding surface of the first member with the first column member; and
welding the welding surface of the second member with the second column member.

US Pat. No. 10,393,966

COMPOSITE OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE

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

1. A composite optical waveguide, comprising:a polymer optical waveguide; and
a silicon optical waveguide,
wherein the polymer optical waveguide and the silicon optical waveguide are adiabatically coupled to each other by an adhesive layer in an adiabatic-coupling portion where a core of the polymer optical waveguide and a core of the silicon optical waveguide are disposed to face each other,
the adhesive layer is formed by a photocurable adhesive having a glass transition point Tg of 125° C. or higher after curing, and satisfying ?0.015?n1?nA<0.05 where n1 represents a refractive index of a clad of the polymer optical waveguide and nA represents a refractive index of the adhesive after curing, and
the adiabatic-coupling portion comprises a region in which a spacing t between the core of the polymer optical waveguide and the silicon optical waveguide is 1.5 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 10,393,914

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING CONCEALED NUCLEAR MATERIAL

Temple University Of The ...

1. A method for detecting nuclear material concealed within an enclosure comprising:measuring a density of ions in air at one or more locations outside of the enclosure using one or more ionized air sensors, the ions selected from the group consisting of O2?, NO3?, HSO4? or H+(H2O)n;
comparing the measured density of ions in the air with a predetermined background density of ions in air an absence of nuclear material, the comparing including:
determining a positive ion density and a negative ion density generated by the concealed nuclear material, and
distinguishing radiation generated by the concealed nuclear material from other sources of ionized air based on a difference between the positive ion density and the negative ion density;
calculating a radiation dose at the one or more locations based on the comparison of the measured density of ions in the air with the predetermined background density; and
generating a spatial radiation dose map for determining the location of the concealed nuclear material based on the calculated radiation dose at the one or more locations.

US Pat. No. 10,393,877

MULTIPLE PIXEL SCANNING LIDAR

Velodyne Lidar, Inc., Mo...

1. A light detection and ranging (LIDAR) device, comprising:a plurality of pulsed illumination sources each emitting a pulse of illumination light from the LIDAR device in different directions into a three dimensional environment;
a plurality of photosensitive detectors each detecting an amount of return light reflected from the three dimensional environment illuminated by each pulse of illumination light and generating an output signal indicative of the detected amount of return light associated with each pulse of illumination light;
a beam scanning device disposed in an optical path between the plurality of pulsed illumination sources and the three dimensional environment under measurement and between the plurality of photosensitive detectors and the three dimensional environment under measurement, the beam scanning device configured to redirect each pulse of illumination light with respect to each of the plurality of pulse illumination sources and each of the plurality of photosensitive detectors in response to a command signal; and
a computing system configured to:
receive each output signal indicative of the detected amount of light; and
determine a distance between the LIDAR device and an object in the three dimensional environment based on a difference between a time when each pulse is emitted from the LIDAR device and a time when each photosensitive detector detects an amount of light reflected from the object illuminated by the pulse of illumination light.

US Pat. No. 10,393,818

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CHARACTERIZING IMPEDANCE OF AN ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE

THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH...

1. A method for characterizing electrical impedance of an energy storage device, comprising:(a) controlling a first switching power converter to transfer energy between a first battery and a second battery;
(b) controlling a second switching power converter to transfer energy between the second battery and a third battery;
(c) controlling the first switching power converter to generate a perturbation on electric current flowing through the first battery, the perturbation on the electric current flowing through the first battery including a sinusoidal component;
(d) determining an alternating current (AC) component of the electric current flowing through the first battery;
(e) determining an AC component of voltage across the first battery;
(f) determining a complex impedance of the first battery based at least in part on the AC component of the electric current flowing through the first battery and the AC component of the voltage across the first battery;
wherein:
the first, second, and third batteries are electrically coupled in series to form a string of batteries, and
determining the AC component of the electric current flowing through the first battery comprises determining the AC component from a difference between (a) an AC balancing current flowing to the first battery from the first switching power converter and (b) an AC current flowing between the string of batteries and circuitry external to the string of batteries.

US Pat. No. 10,393,616

HYDROSTATIC AND VIBRATION TEST METHOD FOR A BLOWOUT PREVENTER

HilFlo, LLC, Conroe, TX ...

1. A method of testing for leaks in a portion of a blowout preventer device for an oil/gas well comprising:a. pressurizing a portion of a blowout preventer system to a first pressure level,
b. maintaining the blowout preventer system at the first pressure level by adding or subtracting test fluid into the blowout preventer system,
c. measuring the amplitude of vibrations emitted by a test fluid passing from a high pressure location to a low pressure location within the blowout preventer system,
d. raising the pressure within the blowout preventer system to a second higher pressure level,
e. maintaining the pressure level by adding or removing test fluid from the blowout preventer system,
f. measuring the amplitude of vibrations emitted by the test fluid passing from the same high pressure level location to a low pressure location within the blowout preventer system, and
g. determining a leak rate by comparing the amplitude of vibration at the first and second level.

US Pat. No. 10,393,577

LIGHT SENSOR SYSTEM FOR CORRECTING OR EQUALIZING COLOR SIGNALS BY REMOVING INFRARED COMPONET FROM COLOR SIGNALS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING LIGHT SENSOR SIGNALS

ams AG, Unterpremstaette...

1. A light sensor system, comprising:light sensors to sense red light, green light, and blue light in order to generate a red channel signal R from the sensed red light, a green channel signal G from the sensed green light, and a blue channel signal B from the sensed blue light;
a clear channel signal sensor to sense full spectrum light in order to generate a clear channel signal C that includes or corresponds to the sensed full spectrum light; and
a processing circuit, which is configured to perform the following steps during operation of the light sensor system:
calculate an infrared component IR according to the formula
IR=C1·R+C2·G+C3·B?C4·C,
where C1, C2, C3 and C4 are positive weighting factors;
generate a corrected red signal R?, a corrected green signal G? and a corrected blue signal B? according to the formulas:
R?=R?IR,
G?=G?IR,
B?=B?IR; and
generate an equalized green signal G? according to the formula:

where E is a 1×3 coefficient matrix,
wherein the light sensor system is configured to output the equalized green signal G? as an output signal, and
wherein light sensors to sense the red, green and blue light and the clear channel signal sensor are connected in parallel to the processing circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,393,529

MARINE AUTO-RANGE REMAINING OVERLAY

NAVICO HOLDING AS, Egers...

1. A marine electronics device comprising:a position sensor configured to:
determine a current geographic location of a watercraft associated with the marine electronics device, and
output a location signal indicative of the current geographic location;
a display;
a processor; and
a memory including computer program code configured to, when executed by the processor, cause the marine electronics device to:
receive the location signal indicating the current geographic location of the watercraft;
receive a remaining fuel signal from a fuel quantity detector indicating an amount of fuel remaining for operating a motor of the watercraft;
generate a plurality of possible destinations on a body of water based on the current geographic location, the amount of fuel remaining, and cartographic data;
generate an overlay for a map, wherein the overlay comprises a continuous area on the map showing the plurality of possible destinations on the body of water at respective geographic locations, wherein the continuous area on the map corresponds to the plurality of possible destinations that are reachable for the watercraft from the current geographic location based on the amount of fuel remaining of the watercraft; and
render the overlay on the map to visually communicate the plurality of possible destinations to a user to indicate travel options for the watercraft from the current geographic location that are within a remaining fuel range of the watercraft.

US Pat. No. 10,393,470

SUPER COMPACT ARCHERY BOW TECHNOLOGY

Sergey Popov, Moscow (RU...

1. A crossbow, comprising:a frame with an axis of arrow travel extending along said frame;
a first limb being connected to said frame and being comprised of at least one first loose end;
a second limb being connected to said frame and being comprised of at least one second loose end;
a first cam mounted on a first side of said frame;
a second cam mounted on a second side of said frame, said first side being opposite said second side along said axis of arrow travel;
a first holder between said first cam and said frame, said first cam being mounted on said first holder;
a second holder between said second cam and said frame, said second cam being mounted on said second holder;
a string connected to said first cam and said second cam, said string having a free state and a drawn state;
at least one first cable connected to said first cam and said at least one first loose end; and
at least one second cable connected to said second cam and said at least one second loose end,
wherein the first cam is arranged entirely between the axis of arrow travel and said at least one first loose end, when said string is in said free state,
wherein the second cam is arranged entirely between the axis of arrow travel and said at least one second loose end, when said string is in said free state,
wherein said at least one first cable is arranged entirely on said first side, and
wherein said at least one second cable is arranged entirely on said second side.

US Pat. No. 10,393,380

COMBUSTOR CASSETTE LINER MOUNTING ASSEMBLY

Rolls-Royce North America...

11. A gas turbine engine disposed about a longitudinal axis, comprising:a combustor to receive compressed air from a compressor, the combustor including a casing, an upstream dome coupled to each of an inner wall and an outer wall spaced from the casing, the outer wall comprising a plurality of combustor cassettes coupled to one another in an annular arrangement to define an upstream end and a downstream end of the outer wall;
a turbine disposed downstream of the combustor to receive combustion products from the combustor through a turbine nozzle, the turbine nozzle defined by an inner nozzle shroud and an outer nozzle shroud, the outer nozzle shroud having a nozzle upstream end; and
a ring mount and a mount stake, the ring mount coupled to both of the downstream end of the outer wall and the nozzle upstream end of the outer nozzle shroud, the mount stake coupled between the ring mount and the casing, wherein the downstream end of the outer wall includes a slot configured to receive an axial lip formed along the nozzle upstream end of the outer nozzle shroud and an axial flange of the ring mount extending upstream from the ring mount.

US Pat. No. 10,393,330

LED LIGHTING SYSTEM INCORPORATING FOLDED LIGHT SHEETS

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. An illumination device comprising:a flexible light sheet that is substantially planar in an unfolded configuration, the light sheet comprising (i) a flexible substrate having first and second opposed surfaces and (ii) a plurality of light-emitting elements disposed over the first surface of the substrate,
wherein:
the light sheet is folded along a back-to-back fold dividing a first portion of the light sheet from a second portion of the light sheet,
the first portion of the light sheet comprises a first group of one or more of the light-emitting elements disposed thereon,
the second portion of the light sheet comprises a second group of one or more of the light-emitting elements disposed thereon,
proximate the fold, (a) the first portion of the light sheet is disposed beneath the second portion of the light sheet, (b) the first group of one or more of the light-emitting elements faces and emits light in a first direction, and (c) the second group of one or more of the light-emitting elements faces and emits light in a second direction opposite the first direction, and
light is emitted by both the first and second groups of light-emitting elements.

US Pat. No. 10,393,321

LED LIGHT BULB

ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTIN...

1. An LED light bulb, comprising:at least one LED light source including a first LED strip and a second LED strip, each of the first LED strip and the second LED strip having a plurality of LED chips;
a driver arranged in an electrical connection with the LED light source to drive and control the LED light source to emit light;
a base electrically connecting the driver to an outside power source;
a heat sink provided to dissipate heat generated by the LED light source, comprising a supporting portion to support the LED light source; and
a housing coupled to the base to accommodate the LEI) light source, the heat sink and the driver to integrate as the claimed LED light bulb, wherein:
the first LED strip includes a first middle portion and first wings folded and positioned at two sides of the first middle portion, and the plurality of LED chips are placed on the first wings,
the second LED strip includes a second middle portion and second wings folded and positioned at two sides of the second middle portion, and the plurality of LED chips are placed on the second wings, and
the first LED strip and the second LED strip are stacked and electrically connected at the first and second middle portions.

US Pat. No. 10,393,307

MULTI-CAVITY, SHRINKABLE SLEEVE AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A textile sleeve for routing and protecting elongate members, comprising:a single piece, monolithic wall of interlaced yarn extending lengthwise between opposite ends of the sleeve, said wall including a plurality of circumferentially continuous, tubular wall sections extending lengthwise between said opposite ends, adjacent tubular wall sections being fixed in laterally spaced relation from another by an intervening single layer section having a plurality of lengthwise extending yarns interlaced with a plurality of circumferentially extending yarns, at least some of said yarn within each said tubular wall section being heat-shrinkable yarn, each said tubular wall section being heat-shrinkable from a first, diametrically enlarged assembly state to a second, diametrically constricted state about a corresponding elongate member contained therein.

US Pat. No. 10,393,297

PIPE CONNECTION DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Jungwoo Metal Ind. Co., L...

1. A pipe connection device comprising:a connection member including a projection in which an insertion space is formed in the projection and a pipe is inserted through one end and which is bent in a circumferential direction at an other end and a separation preventing unit which is spaced apart from the projection and protrudes in the circumferential direction; and
a flange member coupled to the circumference of the connection member between the projection and the separation preventing unit so as to contact the projection and having a joining hole penetrated by a joining member,
wherein the connection member includes an insertion region having an inner diameter corresponding to an outer diameter of the pipe and an extension region extended so as to have an inner diameter larger than the inner diameter of the insertion region and having the projection and the separation preventing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,393,261

HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURE PROPULSION SPEED CONTROL OF A SELF-PROPELLED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT APPLICATOR

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A system for limiting operating speed at high temperatures in a hydraulically-driven, self-propelled, agricultural product applicator having a hydraulic system including a pump supplying pressurized hydraulic fluid to a variable-displacement hydraulic motor operatively connected for propelling the applicator, the system comprising:a temperature sensor operatively connected for detecting a temperature of the pressurized hydraulic fluid in the hydraulic system; and
a propel controller operatively connected to the temperature sensor and the propulsion motor and configured for limiting displacement of the propulsion motor according to a predetermined de-rated condition resulting in reduced motor speed, when a predetermined motor de-rating activation temperature limit of the hydraulic fluid is detected by the temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,393,250

STRAIN WAVE GEARING AND WAVE GENERATOR

Harmonic Drive Systems In...

1. A wave generator of a strain wave gearing, wherein the wave generator flexes each part in a circumferential direction of a flexible externally toothed gear in a radial direction with a constant amplitude and a constant period by utilizing a plurality of solid displacement elements, and moves meshing positions of the externally toothed gear with a rigid internally toothed gear in the circumferential direction, so that a relative rotation between the two gears is generated according to a difference in teeth between the externally toothed gear and the internally toothed gear; the wave generator being characterized in that:the solid displacement elements are a monomorphic type or bimorphic type rectangular plate-shape element that is curved into an arc shape, and is deformable from the arc shape into a semicircular shape by energization, the semicircular shape having a smaller radius than an arc radius of the arc shape;
wherein portions of the externally toothed gear flexed by the solid displacement elements that are deformed into the semicircular shape, are meshed with the internally toothed gear;
wherein an element retaining member for retaining the solid displacement elements, is provided; and
wherein the element retaining member is provided with a circular outer circumferential surface capable of facing an inner circumferential surface of the externally toothed mar, and a plurality of element retaining parts formed in the circular outer circumferential surface so as to be arranged in equiangular intervals in a circumferential direction;
the respective solid displacement elements are retained in the respective element retaining parts in a manner that a convex-side surface of each of the solid displacement elements faces outward in a radial direction of the circular outer circumferential surface; and
a first end part of each of the solid displacement elements in a length direction thereof is hinged to the element retaining part so as not to move, and a second end part thereof is movable in a direction toward and away from the first end part.

US Pat. No. 10,393,227

FLAT STRAIN WAVE GEARING

Harmonic Drive Systems In...

1. A flat strain wave gearing comprising:a first rigid internally toothed gear provided with first internal teeth having a first number of teeth;
a second rigid internally toothed gear disposed adjacent to and coaxially with the first rigid internally toothed gear, and provided with second internal teeth having a second number of teeth different from the first number of teeth;
a cylindrical, flexible externally toothed gear which is disposed coaxially with inner sides of the first and second rigid internally toothed gears, which is provided with external teeth capable of meshing with the first internal teeth and the second internal teeth, and which is capable of flexing in a radial direction; and
a wave generator which is disposed on an inner side of the flexible externally toothed gear, and which makes the flexible externally toothed gear flex into a non-circular shape, causing the external teeth to partially mesh with the first and second internal teeth;
wherein the external teeth are divided into a first external tooth portion that faces the first internal teeth, and a second external tooth portion that faces the second internal teeth, by a relieving portion, the relieving portion being formed in a portion of the external teeth located in a center portion along a tooth trace direction of the external teeth, and the relieving portion being formed through a predetermined length in the tooth trace direction;
wherein the relieving portion is subjected to relieving so that a tooth depth thereof is lowest in a tooth-trace-direction center of the relieving portion;
wherein the wave generator is provided with a first wave bearing for supporting the first external tooth portion and a second wave bearing for supporting the second external tooth portion;
wherein a relieving length L1 of the relieving portion in the tooth trace direction satisfies a conditional expression
0.1L where L is a total tooth width of the external teeth; and
wherein a maximum relieving amount t in a tooth depth direction from a top land of the external teeth in the relieving portion satisfies a conditional expression
3.3×10?4 where PCD is a pitch circle diameter of the external teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,393,121

ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN PUMP AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

HANGZHOU SANHUA RESEARCH ...

1. An electrically driven pump, comprising a shaft, a rotor assembly, and a stator assembly, wherein the rotor assembly is closer to the shaft with respect to the stator assembly, the shaft is fixedly arranged, and the rotor assembly is rotatable about the shaft; the rotor assembly comprises a first part and a second part, and the first part and the second part are separately formed; the first part of the rotor assembly comprises an upper plate and vanes, the upper plate is integrally formed with the vanes by injection molding, each of the vanes comprises a fixed portion and a free portion, the fixed portion is fixed to the upper plate, and the free portion is formed with a first connecting portion; the second part of the rotor assembly comprises a lower plate, a permanent magnet and a shaft sleeve, the second part of the rotor assembly comprises an injection molded body comprising the lower plate and the shaft sleeve and formed by taking the permanent magnet as an insert, the lower plate is formed with a second connecting portion, and the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion are fixed by welding; andwherein the first part is formed by injection molding with a mixed material containing polyphenylene sulfide plastic and glass fibers and the second part is formed by injection molding with a mixed material containing the polyphenylene sulfide plastic and carbon fibers and with the permanent magnet as an injection molding insert;
the permanent magnet comprises N-poles and S-poles, the N-poles and the S-poles are alternately presented in a circumferential direction, portions where the N-poles and the S-poles are located are magnetic flux concentrating regions of the permanent magnet; the permanent magnet comprises an inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface, the outer peripheral surface comprises planes and cambered surfaces, the planes and the cambered surfaces are arranged at uniform intervals, the magnetic flux concentrating regions are located in areas where the cambered surfaces are located, and each of the planes is arranged between adjacent cambered surfaces; and
each of the planes has an approximately rectangular shape, and a length of a first edge of the plane is approximately equal to a height of the permanent magnet, and a length of a second edge of the plane is approximately ranging from 30% to 40% of an arc length of each of the cambered surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,392,987

ASSEMBLY AND METHODS FOR NOX REDUCING REAGENT DOSING WITH VARIABLE SPRAY ANGLE NOZZLE

Cummins Emission Solution...

5. A reductant insertion assembly, comprising:a nozzle comprising:
a central channel, and
an outer shell including an outer surface, the outer shell comprising a first array of reductant insertion ports configured to be fluidly connected to the central channel and a second array of reductant insertion ports configured to be fluidly connected to the central channel,
wherein each of the reductant insertion ports of the first array includes a first opening and is configured to insert reductant from the nozzle at a first angle, and each of the reductant insertion ports of the second array includes a second opening and is configured to insert the reductant from the nozzle at a second angle that is different from the first angle;
a central member located between the central channel and the outer shell, the central member comprising a first array of connecting channels and a second array of connecting channels; and
an actuator that is controllable to cause the central member to move to (i) a first position, at which the first array of connecting channels is aligned with the first array of reductant insertion ports and reductant is insertable by the first array of reductant insertion ports, but the second array of connecting channels is not aligned with the second array of reductant insertion ports, and (ii) a second position, at which the second array of connecting channels is aligned with the second array of reductant insertion ports and reductant is insertable by the second array of reductant insertion ports, but the first array of connecting channels is not aligned with the first array of reductant insertion ports.

US Pat. No. 10,392,329

METHOD FOR CONDENSING WATER-SOLUBLE ORGANIC MATTER AND DEVICE FOR CONDENSING WATER-SOLUBLE ORGANIC MATTER

WASEDA UNIVERSITY, Tokyo...

1. A method for condensing a water-soluble organic matter by distillation and membrane separation, comprising:distilling a raw material wherein said raw material includes a mixture of water and a water-soluble organic matter having a lower boiling point than water or a mixture of water and a water-soluble organic matter which forms an azeotrope with water and the azeotrope of which with water has a lower boiling point than water, said distillation producing a column top vapor after inputting the raw material into a distillation column; and
introducing said column top vapor obtained in the distillation step into a separation membrane device comprising a first separation membrane device and a second separation membrane device as a subsequent stage thereof, each of the first separation membrane device and the second separation membrane device having a plurality of stages of vapor-permeation separation membranes through which water vapor goes selectively, and obtaining the water-soluble organic matter having a required concentration of more than 99.0% by mass from a final outlet on a non-permeation side in the separation membrane device comprising the first separation membrane device and the second separation membrane device by membrane separation of the vapor-permeation separation membrane, wherein in the vapor-permeation separation membranes of the second separation membrane device, when the permeability of water is referred to as K—W mol/m2·Pa·s and the permeability of the water-soluble organic matter is referred to as K—A mol/m2·Pa·s in the vapor-permeation separation membrane, the permeability ratio K—W/K—A of a vapor-permeation separation membrane disposed at least immediately before the final outlet on the non-permeation side in the separation membrane device comprising the first separation membrane device and the second separation membrane device is lower than those of the other vapor-permeation separation membranes, and wherein the vapor-permeation separation membrane disposed at least immediately before the final outlet on the non-permeation side in the separation membrane device has a portion having a minimum membrane area in a range of the permeability ratio of 50 to 100.

US Pat. No. 10,392,275

DEIONIZING DEVICE

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A deionization apparatus comprising:a porous electrode including a porous substrate, wherein the porous substrate is formed of a non-woven fabric, a first porous nanofiber web having first pores and laminated on one surface of the non-woven fabric and a second porous nanofiber web having second pores and laminated on the other surface of the non-woven fabric, and the first porous nanofiber web and the second porous nanofiber web is formed of electrospun and accumulated nanofibers, the nanofibers being made of a polymer material;
a non-pore ion exchange membrane formed on the second porous nanofiber web;
a conductive film formed on the first porous nanofiber web, the conductive film being made of a conductive material, wherein the conductive material is coated on inner surfaces of the first pores;
a counter electrode facing and spaced from the non-pore ion exchange membrane; and
a spacer located between the non-pore ion exchange membrane and the counter electrode, and having a flow passage through which water to be treated passes,
wherein a thickness of the first porous nanofiber web and the second porous nanofiber web is thinner than that of the non-woven fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,392,248

DRY GRAPHENE TRANSFER FROM METAL FOILS

The Government of the Uni...

1. A method for dry graphene transfer comprising:growing graphene on a growth substrate;
applying an electron beam generated CO2 plasma to chemically modify a transfer substrate to enhance its adhesion to graphene;
depositing N-ethylamino-4-azidotetrafluorobenzoate (TFPA) with an NH2 end group to the chemically modified transfer substrate, wherein the NH2 end group attaches to the chemically modified transfer substrate leaving an azide end-group available to attach to the graphene, wherein said deposition comprises:
placing the chemically modified transfer substrate in a 4 mM TFPA solution for two hours;
rinsing the chemically modified transfer substrate after removal from the TFPA solution; and
sonicating for 10 minutes in methanol the rinsed chemically modified transfer substrate;
contacting the graphene on the growth substrate with the azide end-group on the rinsed chemically modified transfer substrate and transfer printing; and
separating the transfer substrate with attached graphene from the growth substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,391,833

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DEGREE OF SUPERHEAT OF VEHICLE AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM, AND VEHICLE AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM

Hangzhou Sanhua Research ...

1. A method for controlling a superheat degree of a vehicle air-conditioning system, comprising:acquiring, by a first acquisition module of a control system in a real time manner, an actual superheat degree, a preset superheat degree, and a feed forward information affecting the actual superheat degree; and
adjusting, by a first controller, an opening degree of an electronic expansion valve in real time according to the actual superheat degree, the preset superheat degree and the feed forward information acquired, to control the superheat degree of the vehicle air-conditioning system;
wherein the feed forward information comprises:
a change of a rotational speed and/or a displacement of a compressor; and/or a change of a rotational speed of an evaporator fan;
wherein the first controller is in communication with the electronic expansion valve via a vehicle controller area network (CAN) bus or a vehicle local interconnect network (LIN) bus; and the first acquisition module is in communication with the first controller via a vehicle CAN bus or a vehicle LIN bus.

US Pat. No. 10,391,807

POLYMER LAMINATE FOR A SECURITY AND/OR VALUABLE DOCUMENT AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Be...

1. A document, comprising:an instrument selected from the group consisting of security documents and valuable documents, said instrument having a polymer laminate containing:
at least two polymer layers materially bonded to one another and having inner side surfaces facing each other and outer side surfaces defining an exterior of the polymer laminate, said inner side surface of one of said polymer layers being a surface having a print layer adhering onto said one polymer layer absorbing light in a visible range and resulting in said inner side surface being a printed surface, said print layer being an ink coating forming at least one print region, and all of said at least one print region on said printed surface of said one polymer layer having a proportion by area of at least 50% and not more than 95% of said printed surface, a combination of said at least two polymer layers materially bonded to one another being at least one of transparent or translucent;
said print layer being formed as one continuous image and having at least one free surface region in a form of a window disposed within said print layer and with information being printed in said at least one free surface region, said window being a free transparent or translucent surface area which is completely and continuously surrounded by said continuous image;
in an area of said at least one print region outside an area of said window, said at least two polymer layers are directly bonded to each other; and
said one polymer layer provided with said print region containing laser initiators and in that at least one piece of the information is introduced into said one polymer layer by a gray step laser.

US Pat. No. 10,391,708

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT AND EXPOSURE MASK GENERATING APPARATUS

Schultheiss GmbH, Heimsh...

20. Device for producing a three-dimensional object by layer by layer solidifying of a material which is solidifiable under the action of radiation, making use of exposure masks, comprising:a radiation source for generating the radiation, and
an exposure mask generating apparatus,wherein the exposure mask generating apparatus,for forming each object layer to be solidified of the object in a construction plane,generates at least one exposure mask in the form of a digital exposure mask by means of which the radiation is selectively projected into the construction plane,wherein the exposure mask generating apparatus comprises:a computer unit configured for:
(a) calculating a single 2-bit bitmap for each of the at least one digital exposure masks according to the object layer to be solidified,
said 2-bit bitmap assigning to each pixel of the at least one digital exposure mask either the bit-value “transparent” or the bit-value “non-transparent”,
(b) assigning the bit-value “transparent” to each surface region of the at least one digital exposure mask defined by the 2-bit bitmap with a structure size below a limit structure size, and
(c) assigning an exposure texture to each surface region of the at least one digital exposure mask above the limit structure size,
said exposure texture being configured in the form of a pattern of pixels with the bit-values “transparent” and “non-transparent”.

US Pat. No. 10,391,584

ULTRASONIC BONDING JIG, ULTRASONIC BONDING METHOD, AND BONDING STRUCTURE

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. An ultrasonic bonding jig comprising:a plurality of protrusions; and
a planar portion arranged among the plurality of protrusions at base ends of the plurality of protrusions, wherein
the planar portion has a flat surface that covers a continuous area between the base ends of the protrusions,
the plurality of protrusions have side surfaces that are tapered, at least one of the side surfaces being aligned in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which another of the side surfaces is aligned,
an inclination of a tangent of the side surface directly adjacent to a distal end of each of the plurality of protrusions, with respect to the planar portion, is larger than an inclination of a tangent of the side surface directly adjacent to the base end of each of the plurality of protrusions, with respect to the planar portion, the inclination varying in uncurved stages between the distal end and the planar portion of each of the plurality of protrusions, and
the side surfaces directly adjacent to the distal end of each of the plurality of protrusions are aligned perpendicular with respect to the planar portion.

US Pat. No. 10,391,503

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING WIND DIRECTION AND SPEED TO BETTER CONTROL DRIFT

Iowa State University Res...

1. An agricultural machine comprising:a reservoir configured to contain a fluid;
a pump configured to transfer the fluid out of the reservoir;
a plurality of delivery lines arranged along a boom of the agricultural machine and configured to receive and distribute the fluid;
a plurality of nozzles connected to the plurality of delivery lines and configured to meter, atomize, and apply the fluid to a target area;
one or more machine sensors configured to provide machine data about one or more application parameters including a fluid pressure data;
one or more meteorological sensors associated with the target area and configured to provide meteorological data including a current wind direction data and a current wind speed data; and
a control system for improving controlling a wind-driven drift of the fluid during application of the fluid to the target area by the agricultural machine, the control system including—
a drift distance determination mechanism configured to determine a plurality of drift distances correlated with a plurality of different application parameters,
an electronic processing element configured to—
receive the machine data and the meteorological data,
use a mathematical model to predict a future wind direction and a future wind speed for at least a next approximately between 5 seconds and 30 seconds, wherein predicting the future wind direction and the future wind speed is not based upon evaluating a distance between the one or more meteorological sensors and the plurality of delivery lines,
access the drift distance determination mechanism, and
based on the machine data, the predicted future wind direction and the predicted future wind speed, and the correlated drift distances from the drift distance determination mechanism, determine a future wind-driven drift of the fluid, and
an operator display configured to visually depict the determined future wind-driven drift of the fluid to facilitate controlling the wind-driven drift of the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,391,409

ROTATABLE PLAY DEVICE

PLAYCORE WISCONSIN, INC.,...

1. A play device comprising:a support post;
a hub rotatably mounted to an upper end of the support post;
a plurality of arms extending away from the support post, each arm having a proximal end attached to the hub and a distal end supporting a seat;
a plurality of seats, each seat being suspended from the distal end of an arm;
wherein the play device is configured so that one or more users may cause the hub to rotate about the support post by pushing off from the play surface, wherein rotation of the hub causes the plurality of seats to move around the support post in a substantially circular swing path;wherein each of the plurality of seats is configured to swing in substantial alignment with the circular swing path; andwherein at least one of the plurality of seats comprises a hinge that (i) provides a to and fro swinging motion in substantial alignment with the circular swing path and (ii) restricts the height to which the seat may swing during the to and fro swinging motion.

US Pat. No. 10,391,349

MUSCLE STRETCHING APPARATUS

KRAM Wellness Group, Inc....

1. A muscle stretching apparatus comprising:a main loop configured from at least one strap;
a handle member incorporated within the loop;
a foot-rest portion situated along the loop at a location generally opposite the handle member, wherein the at least one strap from which the loop is configured is inelastic, and
a strap-constricting device carried by the loop and rendering the muscle stretching apparatus selectively transfiqurable between a first configuration defining the single main loop and a second configuration defining, by selective constriction of the main loop with the strap-constricting device, an upper loop including the handle member and a lower loop including the foot-rest portion.

US Pat. No. 10,391,344

PURGE AND VENT VALVE ASSEMBLY

AGF MANUFACTURING INC., ...

1. A valve assembly comprising:a cylindrical member through which a fluid is configured to flow, the cylindrical member having two opposing ends, one end being an inlet through which the fluid is introduced and the other end being an outlet through which the fluid is discharged, the cylindrical member extending linearly between the inlet and the outlet in an axial direction, the cylindrical member having a middle portion between the inlet and the outlet;
a first valve disposed at the inlet of the cylindrical member such that when the fluid flows through the cylindrical member, the fluid is first introduced through the first valve;
a strainer configured to remove particulate matter from the fluid when the fluid flows through the inner chamber, the strainer being within the cylindrical member;
an angled port that extends from the middle portion of the cylindrical member transverse to the axial direction, the angled port being a hollow tubular member;
an air release valve connected to the angled port; and
a second valve directly connected to the outlet of the cylindrical member such that the fluid in the cylindrical member is dischargeable through the second valve via a flow path in the axial direction through the first valve and out from the second valve,
wherein the cylindrical member, the first valve, the strainer, the angled port, and the second valve are housed in one body.

US Pat. No. 10,391,336

IMAGE GUIDED RADIOTHERAPY WITH ADJUSTED ANGULAR RANGE OF SOURCE

ELEKTA AB (PUBL), Stockh...

1. An apparatus comprising:a radiotherapy delivery apparatus comprising:
a radiation source configured to emit a beam of radiation, the radiation source being rotatable around an axis intersecting the beam and having a first range of rotation;
an imaging device configured to detect a patient position; and
a control unit for controlling the radiation source and the imaging device; and
a treatment planning computer configured to:
receive a first image of a patient;
receive parameters defining the operations of the radiotherapy delivery apparatus, wherein the parameters include a predefined available range of rotation for the radiation source, wherein the predefined available range is equal to the first range less a first nonzero angle; and
generate a treatment plan for the patient based on the first image and the received parameters;
wherein the control unit is configured to:
receive a second image of the patient from the imaging device;
determine, by comparing the first image and the second image, a rotation of the patient relative to the axis; and
compensate for the patient rotation by rotating the radiation source by a rotation equal to the rotation of the patient when an amount of the rotation is less than the first nonzero angle.

US Pat. No. 10,391,293

MEDICAL CONNECTORS AND METHODS OF USE

ICU Medical, Inc., San C...

1. A medical connector configured to be removably attached to a medical implement having a male luer tip, the medical connector comprising:a housing comprising a proximal body member and a base member;
the proximal body member comprising a proximal opening, a distal end, and an internal abutment surface that is located distal from the proximal opening of the body member, but closer to the proximal opening of the body member than to the distal end of the body member, the abutment surface comprising a proximal end, a distal end, and a slanting wall extending between the proximal and distal ends such that the distal end of the abutment surface is wider than the proximal end of the abutment surface;
a base member coupled to the proximal body member, the base member comprising a distally extending male end;
an internal cavity formed between the proximal body member and the base member;
an elastomeric seal member located within the internal cavity, the seal member comprising a proximal end with a septum having a vertical thickness and a slit biased to a closed position, a distal end, an interior region, and an elastomeric collar located distal from the proximal end of the seal member but closer to the proximal end of the seal member than to the distal end of the seal member, a vertical thickness of the collar being greater than the vertical thickness of the septum, the seal member being configured to move between a closed position and a compressed open position when the male luer tip of the medical implement is inserted into the proximal opening of the proximal body member, such that the proximal end of the seal member moves distally in transitioning from the closed position to the open position; and
a rigid, hollow elongated portion located within the seal member, the elongated portion comprising a closed, non-sharp proximal tip with a proximally facing top surface with a transverse width positioned within the interior region of the seal member distally below the septum of the seal member in the closed position, such that an open space is provided in the interior region of the seal member between the proximal tip of the elongated portion and a distal side of the septum, the open space not being narrower than the transverse width of the proximally facing top surface of the proximal tip of the elongated portion, permitting the compressing seal member to advance unimpeded distally with respect to the elongated portion from the closed to the open position to expose the elongated portion proximally outside of the seal member, one or more side openings spaced distally from the proximal tip, and an internal fluid passageway in fluid communication with the one or more side openings, each of the side openings comprising a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of at least one of the side openings being located more proximal than the distal end of the abutment surface of the proximal body, the elongated portion extending proximally from the base member, the proximal tip of the elongated portion being located further in the proximal direction than the proximal end of the abutment surface;
wherein, in the closed position, the elastomeric collar of the seal member contacts the abutment surface of the body member, thereby limiting proximal axial movement of the seal member, but not distal axial movement of the seal member, such that the proximal end of the seal member is at or near the proximal opening of the body member in the closed position; and wherein, in the open position, the elastomeric collar is separated from the abutment surface and the proximal opening of the proximal body member and the one or more side openings of the elongated portion are sized and positioned to permit the male luer tip of the medical implement to be advanced into the proximal body member a sufficient distance to permit the one or more side openings of the elongated portion to be positioned inside of the male luer tip of the medical implement and outside of the interior region of the seal member after the proximal tip of the elongated portion penetrates the proximal end of the seal member such that the proximal end of the seal member is distal from the proximal tip of the elongated portion and fluid in the medical implement is permitted to pass directly from within the male luer tip to the interior of the fluid passageway of the elongated portion without passing through the seal member.

US Pat. No. 10,391,276

CATHETER

ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD., ...

1. A catheter, comprising:a tubular body including an inner layer and an outer layer; and
a radiopaque marker disposed in the tubular body such that a first gap including an empty space is provided between a radially inner side of the radiopaque marker and an outer surface of the inner layer of the tubular body in a radial direction of the tubular body,
wherein the inner layer has a tubular form with a lumen, the outer layer covers the radiopaque marker and the inner layer, the radially inner side of the radiopaque marker, the outer surface of the inner layer, and the outer layer abut the empty space, and
the empty space is formed by the radiopaque marker, the inner layer, and the outer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,391,235

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING INFORMATION RELATED TO A MEDICAL DEVICE

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschlan...

1. A method of utilizing a supplementary device to determine information related to an injection device, the method comprising:activating a supplementary device; and
determining whether an ejection has taken place, wherein determining whether the ejection has taken place comprises differentiating a prime shot from an actual injection based upon ejection sounds sensed by an acoustic sensor, and wherein a first ejection sound produced when performing the prime shot is differentiated acoustically from a second ejection sound produced by the actual injection.

US Pat. No. 10,391,189

PRE-DOFFING DISINFECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Xenex Disinfection Servic...

2. The system of claim 1, wherein the program instructions for determining the operating parameters of the disinfection apparatus are further based on information regarding a target microorganism suspected of contaminating clothing and/or personal protective equipment worn by the individual.

US Pat. No. 10,391,181

CYCLODEXTRIN AND ANTIBODY-DRUG CONJUGATE FORMULATIONS

Seattle Genetics, Inc., ...

1. A pharmaceutically acceptable formulation comprised of(a) benzodiazepine ADC having the structure of:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
Ab is a monoclonal antibody that specifically to an extracellular domain of human CD33, wherein
the monoclonal antibody is h2H16ec having a variable light chain sequence comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 3 and a variable heavy chain sequence comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:4 engineered to have introduced cyteine residues at position 239 (EU index numbering);
S represents the sulfur atoms from the engineered cysteine residue;
subscript p, which represents the average number of conjugated drug-linker molecules per monoclonal antibody in the formulation, is about 2, wherein conjugation of the drug-linker molecules is to the sulfur atoms of the introduced cyteine residues; and
wherein the concentration of the benzodiazepine ADC ranges from 1.3 mg/mL to 3.1 mg/mL;
(b) no more that 0.1 ?M of a benzodiazepine-related impurity having the structure of:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof
(c) 6% w/v of a chemically modified cyclodextrin, wherein the chemically modified cyclodextrin is hydroxypropyl-?-cyclodextrin;
(d) a lyoprotectant, wherein the lyoproptectant is 6% w/v sucrose; and
(e) a diluent, wherein the diluent is 20 mM KPhos buffer at a pH of 7.3.

US Pat. No. 10,391,017

ANGLE ADJUSTABLE CRUTCH HANDLE

First Freedom Financial, ...

1. An angle adjustable crutch handle comprising:a) a handle-grip comprising:
i) a first end;
ii) a second end; and
iii) a first fastener opening on the first end;
b) a first adjustment adapter configured on the first end of the handle-grip;
second adjustment adapter configured on the second end of the handle-grip;
wherein each of the first and second adjustment adapters comprise:
a fastener slot that extends from an extended slot end to a connected slot end;
a curved outer surface;
wherein the first fastener opening is configured between the handle-grip and the first adjustment adapter to receive a first fastener head of a first fastener that extends through the first fastener slot; and
wherein a second fastener extends through the second fastener slot;
wherein the first and second fasteners retain the angle adjustable crutch handle to a crutch;
d) a first crutch adapter that extends around a first crutch support and engages with the curved outer surface of the first adjustment adapter;
e) a second crutch adapter that extends around a second crutch support and engages with the curved outer surface of the second adjustment adapter
wherein the first fastener extends through the first crutch adapter; and
wherein the second fastener extends through the second crutch adapter.

US Pat. No. 10,390,910

INTEGRATED DENTAL IMPLANT COMPONENT AND TOOL FOR PLACEMENT OF A DENTAL IMPLANT COMPONENT

DENTSPLY SIRONA INC., Yo...

1. An integrated dental component and tool comprising:a dental component having a first longitudinal axis; and
a tool comprising a lower portion having a second longitudinal axis, the lower portion comprising a gripping segment extending to an end portion having a continuous non-circular conical taper, the continuous non-circular conical taper extending about an entire periphery of the end portion relative to the second longitudinal axis, the end portion defining the continuous non-circular conical taper, the continuous non-circular conical taper providing a friction fit engagement between an external surface of the lower portion and an internal surface of the dental component during mutual alignment of the first longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis, such that rotating the tool effects rotation of the dental component, the gripping segment being selectably graspable by a clinician subsequent to the mutual alignment of the first longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis, an upper portion being removably received by a first bore in the lower portion, the tool further comprising:
a bias member positioned within a second bore in the upper portion and biasing the tool driver in a predetermined direction, the bias member being a coil spring; and
a tool driver retained in the upper portion, the tool driver extending through the lower portion, wherein the tool driver is a screwdriver.

US Pat. No. 10,390,837

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TREATING ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY

RenalPro Medical, Inc., ...

1. A device for preventing acute kidney injury from contrast agent introduced into vasculature of a subject, the device comprising:a catheter shaft comprising proximal portion and a distal portion;
an occlusive element disposed on the proximal portion; and
at least one longitudinal position indication feature on the occlusive element,
wherein the occlusive element has an expanded configuration in which, when advanced into an abdominal aorta and positioned adjacent renal artery ostia of the subject, is sized to occlude the renal artery ostia while allowing blood flow over the catheter shaft, and
wherein the distal portion is configured to remain outside a body of the subject when the proximal portion is positioned adjacent renal artery ostia of the subject,
wherein the occlusive element comprises a first expandable member disposed on a first lateral side of the proximal portion and a second expandable member disposed on a second lateral side of the proximal portion, the first and second expandable members being disposed in parallel about the catheter shaft, and
wherein the first and second expandable members have an expanded configuration in which, when advanced into an abdominal aorta and positioned adjacent renal artery ostia of the subject, are sized to occlude the renal artery ostia while allowing blood flow over the catheter shaft.
US Pat. No. 10,392,390

5-HT2C RECEPTOR AGONISTS AND COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

Arena Pharmaceuticals, In...


US Pat. No. 10,393,740

METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING MODULATORS OF CALCIUM-SENSING RECEPTORS

MARS, INCORPORATED, McLe...

1. A method for identifying a compound that modulates biological activity of a calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) comprising(a) contacting one or more compound at a concentration of no more than 30 mM with a CaSR, wherein the CaSR is a feline CaSR comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:4 or a canine CaSR comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:5,
(b) determining biological activity of the CaSR, and
(c) selecting the compound as a compound that modulates the biological activity of a CaSR, if the compound increases the biological activity of the CaSR.
US Pat. No. 10,393,754

METHODS OF DIAGNOSING AND TREATING HEART FAILURE

CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENT...

1. A method of diagnosing and treating heart failure in a subject, comprising:(a) obtaining a biological sample from the subject;
(b) measuring phosphorylation level at serine 5, tyrosine 26, serine 166, threonine 181 and/or serine 199 of a cardiac Troponin I protein or peptide in the biological sample by mass spectrometry, wherein the mass spectrometry is multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry;
(c) diagnosing the subject with heart failure by comparing the measured phosphorylation level in the biological sample to a control level in a normal subject population; wherein a phosphorylation level decrease at serine 5, a phosphorylation level decrease at tyrosine 26, a phosphorylation level increase at serine 166, a phosphorylation level increase at threonine 181, and/or a phosphorylation level increase at serine 199, is indicative of heart failure in the subject; and
(d) administering a treatment for heart failure to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,391,474

PROCESS FOR PREPARATION OF HYDROCARBON FUEL FROM WASTE RUBBER

Reliance Industries Limit...

1. A process for preparing hydrocarbon fuel from waste rubber; said process comprising the following steps:a. admixing, in a reaction vessel, water with said waste rubber to obtain a slurry; wherein a concentration of said waste rubber in said slurry ranges from 45% to 70 weight %;
b. charging the reaction vessel with a predetermined amount of at least one catalyst composition to obtain a mixture;
c. introducing hydrogen to said reaction vessel to attain a pressure in a range of 1 to 50 bar followed by heating said mixture for a predetermined time period, at a predetermined temperature to attain an autogenously generated pressure in a range of 70 to 300 bar to obtain a reaction mass comprising hydrocarbon fuel;
d. cooling said reaction mass to obtain a cooled reaction mass; and
e. separating said hydrocarbon fuel from said cooled reaction mass
wherein said cooled reaction mass comprises liquid hydrocarbon fuel in a range of 78 to 96 weight % and gaseous products and solid products in a range of 4 to 22 weight %.

US Pat. No. 10,398,036

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate including an insulation plate and a conductive pattern formed on the insulation plate, the conductive pattern having a concave joint space formed therein; and
a contact component having a cylindrical shape with a hollow hole extending through the contact component, wherein
the contact component includes a first open end portion on one side, the first open end portion being joined to the joint space of the conductive pattern via a joining member, and
the concave joint space is recessed toward the insulation plate.

US Pat. No. 10,397,879

UPLINK CHANNEL TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS DEVICE AND WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, one or more messages comprising configuration parameters of an unlicensed cell;
receiving, by the wireless device, a downlink control information (DCI) for transmission of one or more transport blocks on the unlicensed cell, the DCI indicating:
a transmit power control (TPC) command; and
a resource blocks (RBs) assignment indicating a first plurality of RBs;
calculating, by the wireless device, a transmission power employing the TPC command, the transmission power employed for transmission of:
an uplink reservation signal; and
the one or more transport blocks via a plurality of physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) symbols;
performing a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure to detect whether a channel is available for transmission;
in response to the LBT procedure indicating that the channel is available, transmitting the uplink reservation signal:
with the transmission power;
via subcarriers of the first plurality of RBs; and
until a PUSCH starting symbol; and
transmitting, via the subcarriers of the first plurality of RBs and starting at the PUSCH starting symbol, the one or more transport blocks with the transmission power.

US Pat. No. 10,397,859

WIRELESS NETWORK ACCESS

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a device comprising a processor, prompt information sent by at least one of one or more access points (APs) or a third-party device, wherein the prompt information is only used to prompt existence of AP information that is capable of being acquired;
advertising a quality of service (QoS) request message using a low-energy wireless communication protocol;
acquiring the AP information in response to the QoS request message using the low-energy wireless communication protocol; and
selecting, according to the AP information, an AP to access a wireless network,
wherein the AP information is received according to an agreement between the device and the at least one of the one or more APs or the third-party device, the agreement relating to communicating the prompt information and according to a specified low-energy wireless communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,397,849

RELAYING DEVICE, COMMUNICATION RELAYING METHOD AND VOICE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ICOM INCORPORATED, Osaka...

1. A relaying device comprising:a network communication unit connected to a communication network and communicating with a plurality of terminal devices over the communication network; and
a control unit controlling voice communication between the plurality of terminal devices by transferring a voice signal received from one of the plurality of terminal devices via the network communication unit to at least one of remaining one of the plurality of terminal devices of a communication partner, wherein
the control unit:
forms a plurality of communication sessions to which the plurality of terminal devices belong;
includes a table in which a participating terminal, which is a terminal device that belongs to and participates in a communication session, and a non-participating terminal, which is a terminal device that belongs to but does not participate in a communication session, are registered for each of the plurality of communication sessions;
registering, in the table, a terminal device belonging to one communication session as a participating terminal for the one communication session;
registering, in the table, a terminal device belonging to two or more communication sessions as a participating terminal for one of the two or more communication sessions and as a non-participating terminal for a reminder of the two or more communication sessions; and
when the voice signal is received from a transmitting terminal device in a first communication session, transfers the received voice signal to another participating terminal device participating in the first communication session and transfers simultaneously to a predetermined one of the non-participating terminal devices belonging to the first communication session by mixing the received voice signal with a voice signal of a second communication session to which the predetermined one of the non-participating terminal devices also belong as a participating terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,397,839

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING HANDOVER IN A GLOBAL SYSTEM FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for improving handover in a mobile station configured to operate a time division multiple access (TDMA) protocol in a global system for mobile communications (GSM) telecommunication network, the method comprising the steps of:receiving a handover command requesting that the mobile station perform a handover operation from a serving cell to a target cell;
configuring the mobile station to transmit and receive user plane data with the serving cell and the target cell during a time period between receiving the handover command and the handover operation being completed; and
transmitting user plane data, during the time period, via an uplink connection switched between the serving cell and the target cell, wherein the transmitted user plane data includes:
a first speech frame transmitted via the serving cell; and
a second speech frame including a first portion transmitted via the serving cell and a second portion transmitted via the target cell.

US Pat. No. 10,397,827

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING DSME NETWORK FLUCTUATION IN INDUSTRIAL WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

Pusan National University...

1. A method of managing deterministic and synchronous multi-channel extension (DSME) network fluctuations in an industrial wireless sensor network, the method comprising:measuring a network congestion rate on the basis of a number of times an association request message is received and a number of times carrier sensing is performed;
continuously collecting DSME-guaranteed time slot (GTS) allocation information using coordinators;
determining whether to maintain DSME-GTSs by determining whether to maintain or collect DSME-GTSs on the basis of collected network information;
determining whether to reallocate slots by checking whether data is received without collision from two nodes to which a slot is redundantly allocated and transmitting a DSME-GTS expiration request to a sensor node for reallocation of empty slots; and
synchronizing a personal area network (PAN) coordinator and the coordinators with each other even in DSME by applying time slot relaying-based beacon synchronization to DSME and transmitting a beacon in a slot of a subsequent superframe excluding a first slot of a multi-superframe in which an enhanced beacon is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,397,814

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND DEVICE

Meizu Technology Co., Ltd...

1. A wireless communication method, comprising:determining by a first data transmitter whether the presence of a second data receiver is sensed, when the first data transmitter senses that a second data transmitter transmits data to the second data receiver; wherein the first data transmitter and the second data transmitter are located in an overlapping basis service set (OBSS), and the first data transmitter needs to transmit data to a first data receiver;
analyzing by the first data transmitter whether the second data transmitter senses the presence of the first data receiver, when determining that the presence of a second data receiver is not sensed; and
transmitting data to the first data receiver by the first data transmitter, when analyzing that the second data transmitter does not sense the presence of the first data receiver; and
when the first data transmitter determines that the presence of the second data receiver is sensed, the first data transmitter analyzes whether the second data transmitter senses the presence of the first data receiver, and when the first data transmitter determines that the second data transmitter does not sense the presence of the first data receiver, further comprising:
detecting by the first data transmitter whether a collected received signal strength indication corresponding to the first data receiver is greater than a received signal strength indication corresponding to the second data receiver; and
reducing a transmitting power of the first data transmitter by transmission power control when detecting that the collected received signal strength indication corresponding to the first data receiver is greater than the received signal strength indication corresponding to the second data receiver, and transmitting data to the first data receiver after determining the first data transmitter does not sense the presence of the second data receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,397,801

ACCURATE SHORT RANGE POSITIONING WITH WIRELESS SIGNALS

Nestwave SAS, Paris (FR)...

1. A method implemented by a positioning cell for supporting positioning determination of a communication device in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:receiving by the positioning cell from a master positioning cell a tight synchronization signal;
determining by the positioning cell a time difference between time of arrival of the tight synchronization signal and theoretical time of arrival of the tight synchronization signal, where the theoretical time of arrival is corrected by theoretical time of flight along a direct line-of-sight path from the master positioning cell to the positioning cell;
synchronizing the positioning cell based on the received tight synchronization signal adjusted by the time difference, wherein the synchronizing comprises synchronizing a clock in the positioning cell;
emitting by the positioning cell to the communication device in the wireless communication network a positioning signal at a time determined by the synchronized clock.

US Pat. No. 10,397,769

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT METHOD AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT DEVICE

ICOM INCORPORATED, Osaka...

1. A communication system management method to transfer a predetermined communication terminal belonging to a first communication sub-system to a second communication sub-system in a communication system, wherein:the communication system includes:
the first communication sub-system and the second communication sub-system, wherein each communication terminal belonging to one of the first communication sub-system and the second communication sub-system does not communicate with communication terminals belong to an other one of the first communication sub-system and the second communication sub-system;
a first server that controls a communication between communication terminals belonging to the first communication sub-system;
a second server that controls a communication between communication terminals belonging to the second communication sub-system;
a first configuration device that includes a first configuration file storing therein configuration data of the communication terminals belonging to the first communication sub-system and that configures the first server with information of the communication terminals belong to the first communication sub-system;
a second configuration device that includes a second configuration file storing therein configuration data of the communication terminals belonging to the second communication sub-system and that configures the second server with information of the communication terminals belong to the second communication sub-system; and
a management device that updates the first configuration file and the second configuration file,
the method is comprising:
causing the management device to acquire the first configuration file from the first configuration device;
deleting information of the predetermined communication terminal from the first configuration file;
causing the first configuration device to read in the first configuration file;
causing the management device to acquire the second configuration file from the second configuration device;
adding the information of the predetermined communication terminal to the second configuration device;
causing the second configuration device to read in the second configuration file;
causing the first configuration device to update the information configured to the first server with the read first configuration file; and
causing the second configuration device to update the information configured to the second server with the read second configuration file.

US Pat. No. 10,397,759

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING INVENTORY SCAN DATA

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. A method of collecting inventory scan data at a mobile scanner, comprising:obtaining a location identifier corresponding to a location containing a plurality of inventory tags for wireless scanning;
obtaining scan criteria corresponding to the location identifier, the scan criteria indicating at least one of a target position and a target orientation for the mobile scanner;
determining whether at least one of a current position and a current orientation of the mobile scanner match the at least one of the target position and the target orientation in the scan criteria;
when the determination is affirmative, initiating a wireless scan of the inventory tags; and
collecting and storing inventory scan data from the inventory tags responsive to initiating the wireless scan.

US Pat. No. 10,397,747

ENTITY TRACKING

Celect, Inc., Boston, MA...

1. A system for tracking at least one entity, the system comprising:an interface for at least receiving:
training data representing movements of a plurality of training entities, and
a query regarding a test entity's movement;
a memory; and
at least one processor executing instructions stored on the memory to:
create a plurality of tracks based on the received training data, wherein each track represents the movement of a training entity and is associated with at least one attribute,
generate an index of the plurality of tracks by defining at least one of the tracks using a plurality of points from the received training data, wherein each point of the plurality represents a location of a training entity at a point in time,
execute a function to develop a trend line associated with the plurality of points,
represent the track by the developed trend line and add a buffer to the developed trend line,
execute the received query regarding the test entity's movement on the generated index, and
output a feature value with respect to the test entity based on the generated index.

US Pat. No. 10,397,739

SUPPORTING THE CREATION OF A RADIO MAP

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

1. A method comprising, performed by at least one apparatus:obtaining from each of a plurality of mobile devices a batch of data for a site, a batch of data from a respective mobile device including:
data enabling a determination of at least one reference position of the mobile device,
sensor data of at least one motion sensor of the mobile device, and
sets of results of measurements performed by the mobile device on radio signals at different locations of the site, each set comprising at least one indication of a received signal strength of radio signals and an associated identifier of at least one radio transmitter transmitting the radio signals;
processing each batch of data to determine for each mobile device a sequence of fingerprints associating a respective position, which is based on the at least one reference position and the sensor data, with each set of results of measurements;
estimating at least one characteristic of each of a plurality of radio transmitters based on sequences of fingerprints determined for the plurality of mobile devices;
in at least a first iteration:
processing each batch of data to determine for each mobile device a refined sequence of fingerprints associating a respective position, which is based on the at least one reference position, the sensor data and estimated characteristics of the plurality of radio transmitters, with each set of results of measurements; and
estimating at least one characteristic of each of the plurality of radio transmitters in a first radio map based on the refined sequences of fingerprints determined for the plurality of mobile devices,
in at least a second iteration, generating a second radio map;
determining whether a convergence criterion has been met based on the first iteration and the second iteration or the first radio map and the second radio map;
wherein the convergence criterion is based on a difference between a first radio transmitter location for the first radio map and a second radio transmitter location for the second radio map being less than a predetermined value; and
providing the second radio map in response to the convergence criterion being met.

US Pat. No. 10,397,737

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTIMATING A POSTERIORI A NUMBER OF PERSONS IN ONE OR MORE CROWDS BY MEANS OF AGGREGATED DATA OF A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A., M...

1. A method of estimating a number of persons that gathered at an Area of Interest during an observation time interval on a day, wherein the Area of Interest is defined by an Area of Interest center and an Area of Interest radius and is covered by a mobile telecommunication network including a plurality of communication stations each of which is configured to manage communications of User Equipment in one or more served areas in a covered geographic region over which the mobile telecommunication network provides services, the method comprising:a) defining a plurality of calculated radius values of the Area of Interest radius, and, for each calculated radius value:
b) computing a first number of User Equipment that has been served by the mobile communication network during the observation time interval on the day within the Area of Interest based on aggregated data indicating a ratio between traffic load and average user equipment traffic load of the mobile communication network;
c) computing a second number of User Equipment that has been served by the mobile communication network during the observation time interval for each day of a predetermined number of previous days preceding the day within the Area of Interest based on the aggregated data;
d) combining the first number of User Equipment and the second numbers of User Equipment for obtaining a statistical quantity;
e) detecting occurrence of a gathering of people if the statistical quantity reaches a certain threshold;
f) computing an optimum radius value of the Area of Interest radius as the average of the calculated radius values within which the gathering of people is detected;
g) estimating the number of persons that gathered within an Area of Interest having the Area of Interest radius equal to the optimum radius value,
wherein b) and c) further include subdividing the covered geographic region into a plurality of surface elements, each surface element having a geometry based on geographic features of a corresponding portion of the covered geographic region, and receiving a plurality of aggregated data indicating a ratio between traffic load and average user equipment traffic load for each one of the surface elements.

US Pat. No. 10,397,689

DUAL WIRELESS EARPHONES

QINGDAO GOERTEK TECHNOLOG...

1. Dual wireless earphones comprising two earphone bodies, wherein the dual wireless earphones further comprise a connecting cable assembly, the connecting cable assembly comprises a cable tube and two connectors fixedly connected to both ends of the cable tube respectively, one of the connectors is detachably connected to one of the earphone bodies, and the other connector is detachably connected to the other earphone body;the connector comprises a connector body and a detachable connecting structure disposed on the connector body;
the connector is fixedly connected to the end of the cable tube by fixedly connecting the connector body with the cable tube; and
a data transmission line is provided in the cable tube, an elastic probe is provided in the connector body, a copper post is disposed in the earphone body corresponding to the elastic probe, an outer end of the data transmission line is in contact with the elastic probe, and the elastic probe is in contact with the copper post.

US Pat. No. 10,397,684

WIRELESS SPEAKER SYSTEM

VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPOR...

1. A wireless speaker system comprising:a first wireless earphone comprising:
a first speaker; and
a wireless transceiver configured to receive timestamped audio source data from an audio source device, generate a synchronization delay based on the timestamped audio source data, transmit the audio source data and synchronization delay, and decompress the timestamped audio source data for playback through the first speaker; and
a second wireless earphone comprising:
a second speaker; and
a wireless transceiver configured to receive the time-stamped audio source data and the synchronization delay from the first wireless earphone and decompress the timestamped audio source data for playback through the second speaker;wherein:an inherent latency of the wireless speaker system is less than about 500 ms; and
the synchronization delay is greater than or equal to the inherent latency of the wireless speaker system.

US Pat. No. 10,397,666

DETERMINING A REGION OF INTEREST ON THE BASIS OF A HEVC-TILED VIDEO STREAM

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Ro...

1. Method for determining a region-of-interest (ROI) for a client device on the basis of at least one HEVC-tiled video stream, said HEVC-tiled video stream comprising a full image region, said method comprising:receiving, at said client device, a ROI video stream for rendering a first ROI defining a first sub-region within said full image region of said HEVC-tiled video stream, the positions of HEVC tiles in said HEVC-tiled video stream being defined by tile position information;
providing, at said client device, ROI position information associated with at least one video frame of said ROI video stream, said ROI position information comprising at least a first position of said first ROI;
identifying, by said client device, one or more HEVC tiles of said HEVC-tiled video stream on the basis of said ROI position information and said tile position information; and,
requesting, by said client device, video data associated with said one or more identified HEVC tiles for rendering a second ROI defining a second sub-region within the full image region of said HEVC-tiled video stream;
wherein at least part of said ROI position information is transported in the bitstream of said ROI video stream to said client device as a SEI message or a ROI coordinates flag defining the location of said ROI coordinates in said bitstream; or,
wherein at least part of said ROI position information is transported in an elementary transport stream in an MPEG transport stream to the client device; or, as a DVB-defined SAD (Synchronized Auxiliary Data) packet in said MPEG transport stream, said SAD packet comprising a time-shifted ROI coordinate; or,
wherein at least part of said ROI position information is transported in a predefined box in an MPEG-4 stream, said predefined box comprising at least one of a moov, trak and/or stbl box of an MPEG-4 stream; or,
wherein at least part of said ROI position information is transported as a watermark to said client device in said ROI video stream.

US Pat. No. 10,397,659

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERSONALIZING THE DISPLAY OF RECORDINGS STORED IN A USER RECEIVING DEVICE

The DIRECTV Group, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:storing content in a digital video recorder of a user receiving device to form stored content and a stored content list that corresponds to the stored content;
communicating from a first user device a first display request for displaying the stored content list and from a second user device a second display request for displaying the stored content list, said first display request comprising a first user device identifier and said second display request comprising a second user identifier;
determining a first timeslot corresponding to the first display request and a second timeslot corresponding to a second display request;
retrieving, at the user receiving device, the stored content list having a set of content titles corresponding to stored content list;
reordering, at the user receiving device, the content titles of the set of the stored content list in response to a first timeslot viewing profile corresponding to the first timeslot and the first user device identifier to form a first reordered stored content list;
while maintaining the stored content list, reordering the same set of content titles of the set of the stored content list in response to a second timeslot viewing profile corresponding the second timeslot and the second user device identifier to form a second reordered stored content list;
communicating, from the user receiving device, the first reordered stored content list to the first user device;
communicating, from the user recording device, the second reordered stored content list to the second user device;
displaying the first reordered stored content list at a first display associated with first user device; and
displaying the second reordered stored content list at a second display associated with second user device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,634

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZED PRESENTATION OF VIDEO TIMELINE METADATA

SYNAMEDIA LIMITED, Middl...

1. A method for presenting timeline metadata on a companion device, wherein said companion device is implemented on a computing device and said timeline metadata is associated with video content items, the method comprising:forwarding a unique signature to a timeline metadata provision system, said unique signature uniquely identifying one of said video content items, wherein said timeline metadata provision system is operative to capture timeline metadata associated with said video content items;
synchronizing a start position in said one of said video content items with a start position in a timeline provided by a timeline metadata distributor in said timeline metadata provision system, wherein said timeline is associated with said one of said video content items;
receiving timeline metadata from said timeline metadata distributor according to said timeline, wherein said timeline metadata is associated with said one of said content items according to said unique signature wherein said timeline metadata is received in response to said timeline metadata distributor pushing said timeline metadata to said companion device in a pseudo-live mode using websockets such that said timeline metadata arrives as per a current timeline of the video content item as it is being viewed and based on said timeline metadata distributor's knowledge of a state of an internal clock of said companion device obtained during synchronizing; and
presenting said timeline metadata on a display of said companion device as it is received from said timeline metadata distributor, wherein said timeline metadata received from said timeline metadata distributor was generated according to said timeline in response to at least one of a current broadcast of said one of said video content items, or a previous broadcast of said one of said video content items.

US Pat. No. 10,397,624

DYNAMIC OBJECT UPDATE SUBSCRIPTIONS BASED ON USER INTERACTIONS WITH AN INTERFACE

SLACK TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. A dynamic subscription management system for providing object updates to a client device, the dynamic subscription management system comprising:one or more memory storage areas for maintaining current object data for a plurality of objects;
one or more processors collectively configured to:
receive subscription modification requests from each of one or more client devices, wherein the subscription modification requests each comprise data identifying objects moved across a graphical user interface field of view border of a corresponding one of the one or more client devices;
dynamically maintain subscription data for each of the one or more client devices based at least in part on subscription modification requests received from each of the one or more client devices, wherein the subscription data identifies visible objects of the plurality of objects within the graphical user interface field of view of each of one or more client devices;
determine whether a particular client device of the one or more client devices comprises current object data corresponding to each visible object reflected in subscription data for the particular client device; and
upon determining that the particular client device does not comprise current object data corresponding to one or more visible objects reflected in the subscription data for the particular client device, transmit updates of the visible objects reflected in the subscription data in real-time to the particular client device via a communication connection.

US Pat. No. 10,397,603

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO CODING

Tencent America LLC, Pal...

1. A method for video decoding, comprising:receiving a current block of a current picture, the current block having a width and a height;
determining whether a first temporal motion candidate at one of a right edge and bottom edge of a co-located block of the current block can be used according to a comparison of the width of the current block with a first threshold and a comparison of the height of the current block with a second threshold;
in response to determining that the first temporal motion candidate can be used, checking the availability of the first temporal motion candidate at the one of the right edge and bottom edge of the co-located block of the current block; and
when the first temporal motion candidate is available, adding the first temporal motion candidate to a motion candidate list.

US Pat. No. 10,397,568

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PALETTE CODING OF MONOCHROME CONTENTS IN VIDEO AND IMAGE COMPRESSION

HFI Innovation Inc., Zhu...

1. A method of decoding video data using palette coding for a video coding system, comprising:receiving a video bitstream associated with the video data;
obtaining a color-format syntax element from the video bitstream;
determining whether a picture of the video data is monochrome or non-monochrome based on the color-format syntax element;
in response to determining that the picture of the video data is monochrome:
from the video bitstream, obtaining first palette coding parameters for a particular color component of the picture; and
generating, by circuitry of the video coding system, a first palette table in a monochrome format for palette decoding the picture using the first palette coding parameters, wherein a variable indicating a number of color component values for each palette entry in the first palate table is set to a first value in response to the color-format syntax element indicating that the picture of the video data is monochrome;
in response to determining that the picture of the video data is non-monochrome:
from the video bitstream, obtaining second palette coding parameters for multiple color components of the picture; and
generating, by the circuitry of the video coding system, a second palette table in a multiple-component format for palette decoding the picture using the second palette coding parameters, wherein a variable indicating a number of color component values for each palette entry in the second palate table is set to a second value that is different from the first value in response to the color-format syntax element indicating that the picture of the video data is non-monochrome; and
outputting a decoded presentation of the picture that is decoded using the first palette table or the second palette table.

US Pat. No. 10,397,556

PERSPECTIVE ALTERING DISPLAY SYSTEM

Videa, LLC, Bloomfield H...

1. A perspective altering display system, comprising:a display screen for displaying a scene;
a sensor for detecting the movement of a viewer relative to the display screen;
at least one memory for storing foreground and background imagery associated with the scene;
at least one processor interconnected to the memory and the sensor, the processor being operative to receive a signal from the sensor and shift the relative position of the foreground and background imagery in the displayed scene as a function of viewer movement;
wherein the foreground imagery is shifted by way of a translation to a greater extent than the background imagery as a viewer moves from side to side relative to the display screens;
one or more transducers for producing sounds associated with the scene; and
wherein the at least one processor is operative to alter the reproduction of the sounds as a function of viewer movement.

US Pat. No. 10,397,548

CAMERA MODULE

TDK TAIWAN CORP., Taoyua...

1. A camera module, comprising:a first light guiding hole, wherein a first light passes through the first light guiding hole;a second light guiding hole, wherein a second light passes through the second light guiding hole along a first direction, and the first light is parallel to the second light;a first camera assembly, having a first lens unit and an anti-vibration electromagnetic driving unit for driving the first lens unit to move along a second direction relative to a first optical sensor, wherein the second direction is perpendicular to the first direction, and the first optical sensor corresponds to and faces the first light guiding hole;
a second camera assembly, having a second lens unit and an electromagnetic driving unit for driving the second lens unit to move along the second direction relative to a second optical sensor, wherein the first light guiding hole and the second light guiding hole are arranged along the second direction; and
a light guiding assembly, disposed between the first camera assembly and the second camera assembly, and comprising a light path control unit and a switching unit, wherein the switching unit drives the light path control unit to rotate around a rotation axis perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction, wherein the distance between the center of a first magnetic element of the anti-vibration electromagnetic driving unit and the center of a second magnetic element of the electromagnetic driving unit is greater than the distance between the center of the first light guiding hole and the center of the second guiding hole.

US Pat. No. 10,397,530

METHOD OF DETERMINING A TOUCH POSITION AND TOUCH PROJECTION SYSTEM USING THE METHOD

Coretronic Corporation, ...

1. A method of determining a touch position to be used for a touch projection system including at least two interactive projection apparatuses and a computer apparatus connected to the interactive projection apparatuses, wherein each of the interactive projection apparatuses comprises a projection unit and an image capture unit with a viewing angle range, the method comprising:projecting projection sub-images to a projection touch area, each projection sub-image is partially overlapped with an adjacent one of the other projection sub-image to form a blending projection image;
capturing the blending projection image within the viewing angle ranges, wherein the blending projection image has an overlap area;
providing a portion of information of a positioning pattern to each projection unit;
projecting each projection sub-image with the portion of information of the positioning pattern onto the projection touch area;
capturing each projection sub-image with the portion of information of the positioning pattern so as to form a positioning image respectively; and
confirming a coordinate range of the overlap area located within the blending projection image according to each of the positioning images.

US Pat. No. 10,397,526

SECURITY CAMERA WITH ADJUSTABLE LENS AIMING MECHANISM

Avigilon Corporation, Va...

1. A security camera apparatus comprising:(a) a base comprising an eyeball camera seat;
(b) an eyeball camera having a lens and being movably seated on the eyeball camera seat;
(c) a lens aiming mechanism comprising a mount mountable to the base, a circular contact ring connected to the mount and having a diameter smaller than the eyeball camera diameter and defining an opening through which the lens and a portion of the eyeball camera protrudes;
(d) a fastener removably fastening the lens aiming mechanism to the base such that when fully fastened, the contact ring makes contact with the eyeball camera and applies a sufficient pressure to fix the eyeball camera in place on the seat, and when partially or completely unfastened, the pressure is reduced such that the eyeball camera is movable on the seat and the lens is movable within the contact ring; andwherein the lens aiming mechanism comprises a cover which at least partially covers the eyeball camera, wherein the mount has a bottom opening in the cover, the contact ring is located at a front part of the cover, and the fastener is connected to the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,397,515

PROTECTING PERSONAL PRIVACY IN A VIDEO MONITORING SYSTEM

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A method comprising:compressing, at an image acquisition device, a media signal representative of a scene based on a sensing matrix that is a determined by a sensing matrix template and a set of template parameters;
providing, from the image acquisition device, the compressed media signal to a receiver; and
selectively providing a specification of a subset of the set of template parameters to the receiver so that the media signal cannot be reconstructed from the provided compressed media signal using the provided specification of the subset of the set of template parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,397,469

DYNAMIC IMAGE-BASED ADJUSTMENT OF IMAGE CAPTURE PARAMETERS

Snap Inc., Santa Monica,...

1. A device comprising::a frame;
a camera mounted on the frame and configured to capture and process image data according to a plurality of image capture parameters;
an input mechanism operable by the user to activate image-capture by the camera; and
a camera controller incorporated in the frame and configured to perform operations comprising:
extracting a plurality of video frames from video content captured by the camera responsive to user engagement with the input mechanism to activate image-capture by the camera;
determining a count of video frames in the plurality of video frames for which an image brightness metric exceeds a predefined brightness threshold; and
in response to identifying that the count of threshold-transgressing video frames exceeds a pre-defined threshold number, performing an automated adjustment action with respect to one or more of the plurality of image capture parameters of the camera, the automated adjustment action comprising automatically modifying the one or more image capture parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,397,402

CROSS-LINKING CALL METADATA

1. A device comprising:a memory to store instructions;
a processor coupled to the memory, wherein when the processor executes the instructions the processor is to:
store a caller profile for a first individual using historical call metadata associated with an identifier for the first individual, wherein the caller profile comprises a behavioral characteristic of the first individual based on the historical call metadata;
receive, from a first electronic device, a first multimedia item representing a first communication by the first individual;
process the first multimedia item to generate first call metadata, wherein the first call metadata comprises a voice fingerprint of the first individual;
determine the identifier for the first individual using the voice fingerprint;
retrieve, using the identifier, the caller profile for the first individual from a database;
determine a first behavioral characteristic of the first multimedia item based on the first call metadata;
determine whether the first behavioral characteristic of the first multimedia item matches the behavioral characteristic of the caller profile; and
send a first notification to a second electronic device indicating that a behavior of the first individual in the first multimedia item deviated from the behavioral characteristic of the caller profile in response to determining that the first behavioral characteristic of the first multimedia item does not match the behavioral characteristic of the caller profile.

US Pat. No. 10,397,354

FILTERING OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION TO BE TRANSFERRED TO A TERMINAL

Conversant Wireless Licen...

8. A method comprising:saving a setting in a mobile station, the setting indicating one or more classes of multimedia messages that are to be rejected by the mobile station;
receiving, at the mobile station, a notification message comprising a classification parameter indicating a class of a multimedia message available for transmission to the mobile station from a network element through a mobile communication network;
identifying whether the classification parameter in the notification message corresponds to the setting; and
responsive to the classification parameter in the notification message corresponding to the setting, sending a message from the mobile station notifying the network element that the multimedia message is rejected by the mobile station.

US Pat. No. 10,397,333

RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS WITH WIRELESS LAN FUNCTION

TEAC CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A sound recording system comprising:a portable device; and
a plurality of sound recording apparatuses, wherein each of the recording apparatuses includes:
an input which, in operation, inputs an audio signal;
an analog to digital (A/D) converter which, in operation, converts the audio signal into a digital signal;
a manually operable button which, in operation, sets a mode of the sound recording apparatus to one of the access point mode and the client mode;
a first processor which, in operation, operates as an access point of a wireless LAN or a client of the wireless LAN based on the mode set by the manually operable button, records the digital signal on a recording medium, and reproduces the digital signal recorded in the recording medium;
a light emitting device which, in operation, emits light;
a display device which, in operation, displays information about a recording or reproducing status of the first processor; and
a first wireless Local Area Network (LAN) module which, in operation, performs wireless communications,
wherein the first processor, in response to activating the first wireless LAN module, controls the light emitting device to be in a blinking state,
wherein the first processor, in response to detecting that the first wireless LAN module and a portable device are wirelessly connected, controls the light emitting device to transition from the blinking state to an illuminated state, controls the display device to transition from the illuminated state to an extinguished state, and transmits the recording or reproducing status information to the portable device by way of the first wireless LAN module, and
wherein first the processor, in response to detecting that the first wireless LAN module and the portable device are no longer wirelessly connected, controls the light emitting device to transition from the illuminated state to the blinking state and controls the display device to transition from the extinguished state to the illuminated state, and
wherein the first processor of one of the recording apparatuses operates as the access point of the wireless LAN and the first processor of one or more remaining recording apparatuses operate as one or more clients of the wireless LAN,
wherein the first processor of the one of the recording apparatuses that operates as the access point of the wireless LAN performs a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) process that imparts one or more addresses to the one or more recording apparatuses that operate as the one or more clients of the wireless LAN, and reports the one or more addresses imparted by the DHCP process to the portable device, and
wherein the portable device includes:
a second wireless LAN module which, in operation, receives status information; and
a second processor which, in operation, causes the second wireless LAN module to wirelessly transmit a command to the first processor of the one of the recording apparatuses that
operates as the access point of the wireless LAN and causes the status information received by the second wireless LAN module to be displayed on a display,
wherein the first processor of the one of the recording apparatuses operating as the access point of the wireless LAN performs a sound recording operation in response to the command wirelessly transmitted from the second wireless LAN module and causes the first LAN module to transmit recording-in-operation status information to the second LAN module, and
wherein the first processor of each of the one or more recording apparatuses operating as one of the one or more clients of the wireless LAN performs sound recording in response to the command wirelessly transmitted from the second wireless LAN module by way of the first processor of the one of the recording apparatuses operating as the access point of the wireless LAN, and causes the first wireless LAN module to wirelessly transmit recording-in-operation status information to the second processor using the one or more addresses imparted by the DHCP process by way of the first processor of the one of the recording apparatuses operating as the access point of the wireless LAN.

US Pat. No. 10,397,313

DATA STREAM LOAD BALANCING UTILIZING MULTIPLE SETS OF SERVERS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A method comprising:receiving a data stream comprising a plurality of tuples having respective key values;
separating the data stream into portions that are delivered to respective ones of a first set of servers to permit different tuples having the same key value to be processed by different servers of the first set;
for each distinct key value, maintaining in each of at least a subset of the servers of the first set a corresponding partial key result based on one or more of the tuples having that key value that are received by that server such that a first one of the servers of the first set maintains a first partial key result for a first key value and at least a second one of the servers of the first set maintains a second partial key result for the first key value; and
periodically delivering the partial key results from the servers of the first set to servers of a second set of servers to ensure that different partial key results having the same key value are processed by the same server of the second set;
wherein the first and second sets of servers are implemented using at least one processing device;
wherein a given partial key result for a particular key value maintained in a given one of the servers of the first set is based at least in part on a number of tuples having the particular key value that are received by the given server; and
wherein a rate of delivery of the partial key results from the servers of the first set to the servers of the second set varies as a function of (i) a rate at which tuples having a given one of the key values are processed by at least a given one of the servers of the second set and (ii) an arrival rate of tuples having the given key value.

US Pat. No. 10,397,288

CLOUD STREAMING SERVICE SYSTEM, DATA COMPRESSING METHOD FOR PREVENTING MEMORY BOTTLENECKING, AND DEVICE FOR SAME

SK TECHX CO., LTD., Seou...

1. A cloud streaming server comprising:a capture unit configured to capture a cloud streaming service screen;
an encoding unit configured to load the captured cloud streaming service screen from a buffer for temporarily storing the captured cloud streaming service screen, and to encode the loaded cloud streaming service screen;
a communication unit configured to transmit the encoded cloud streaming service screen to a terminal device; and
a compression unit configured to determine whether a bottleneck occurs in the buffer, and to compress the cloud streaming service screen depending on a determination result.

US Pat. No. 10,397,217

AUTHENTICATION METHODS AND AUTHENTICATION APPARATUSES

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, applied to a user terminal, comprising:acquiring first server authentication information of a user from a server, wherein the first server authentication information is encrypted by the server using at least one first key obtained from a first number of characters in a user password of the user;
acquiring the first number of characters input by the user in a password input area;
decrypting the first server authentication information by using at least one second key obtained from the first number of characters input to the password input area resulting in decrypted first server authentication information;
feeding back at least one first authentication response to the user at least according to the decrypted first server authentication information; and
sending an authentication request to the server based on a server authentication pass instruction of the user, wherein the authentication request is used to request the server to authenticate the user.

US Pat. No. 10,397,213

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND SOFTWARE TO PROVIDE ACCESS CONTROL IN CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS

CONJUR, INC., Weston, MA...

1. A method of providing accommodated, compliant-based access control across multiple cloud computing environments, the method comprising:identifying a first request generated by a requester for interacting with a first resource hosted in a first cloud computing environment, where the identified first request comprises requester identifying information and a requested interaction between the requester and the first resource hosted in the first cloud computing environment;
determining, based on the requester identifying information and the requested interaction between the requester and the first resource hosted in the first cloud computing environment, and further according to identifying information associated with the first resource hosted in the first cloud computing environment, whether the requested interaction is authorized for the requester with respect to the first resource hosted in the first cloud computing environment;
providing a first control response governing requester access rights to the first resource hosted in the first cloud computing environment, wherein providing the first control response comprises granting or denying requester access for the requested interaction based on the determination;
identifying a second request generated by the requester for interacting with a second resource hosted in a second cloud computing environment;
assessing, based on characteristics of the second cloud computing environment and using the requester identifying information, whether the second request for interacting with the second resource adheres with a particular authorization requirement of the second cloud computing environment;
wherein the characteristics of the second cloud computing environment include at least one of a type of cloud provisioning service for the second cloud computing environment and a particular application running in the second cloud computing environment; and
according to the determining and further based on the assessing, providing a second control response governing the requester access rights for the requested interaction with the second resource hosted in the second cloud computing environment without the need to reconfigure the requester access rights to the second resource hosted in the second cloud computing environment.

US Pat. No. 10,397,179

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOCALIZATION BASED ON INTERNET TERMINAL LOCATION

HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, L...

1. A gateway, comprising:one or more non-transitory computer-readable mediums operatively coupled to one or more processors, and having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the gateway to:
maintain a first IP address range associated with a first geographic area serviced by the gateway and a second IP address range associated with a second geographic area serviced by the gateway, wherein the second geographic area is different from the first geographic area;
receive a request from each of a first subscriber and a second subscriber serviced by the gateway, wherein the first subscriber is located within the first geographic area, and wherein the second subscriber is located within the second geographic area;
determine an appropriate source IP address to use in servicing the request of the first subscriber based on a first geographic area-specific policy for the first geographic area; and
determine an appropriate source IP address to use in servicing the request of the second subscriber based on a second geographic area-specific policy for the second geographic area.

US Pat. No. 10,397,156

PROVIDING MESSAGE STATUS NOTIFICATIONS DURING ELECTRONIC MESSAGING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:maintaining, by at least one server device of a communication system, a communication thread comprising a chronologically ordered plurality of electronic messages exchanged between a first participant and a second participant;
receiving, from a device associated with the first participant, a first electronic message;
adding the first electronic message to the communication thread;
detecting, based on data received from a device associated with the second participant, that the second participant has accessed the first electronic message; and
in response to detecting that the second participant has accessed the first electronic message, causing the device associated with the first participant to move an access notification element associated with the second participant from a previous position to a position adjacent to the first electronic message in a user interface for the communication thread.

US Pat. No. 10,397,110

ACK POLICY FOR UPLINK AND DOWNLINK MU PPDU

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. A network device to function as a station (STA) in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), the STA configured to acknowledge a downlink (DL) multi-user (MU) physical layer (PHY) Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) transmitted by an access point (AP), comprising:one or more memories; and
one or more processors coupled to the one or more memories, the one or more processors configured to cause the network device functioning as the STA to perform operations comprising:
receiving the DL MU PPDU;
decoding a frame from the DL MU PPDU;
determining whether an ACK Policy field of the frame is set to a binary value of ‘01’, wherein the binary value of ‘01’ indicates to the STA to provide a trigger-based immediate acknowledgement;
determining whether a trigger information for an uplink (UL) MU transmission has been obtained from the DL MU PPDU;
responsive to the determination that the ACK Policy field of the frame is set to the binary value of ‘01’ and a determination that the trigger information has been obtained from the DL MU PPDU, transmitting a trigger-based immediate acknowledgement frame to the AP, according to the trigger information; and
responsive to the determination that the ACK Policy field of the frame is set to the binary value of ‘01’ and a determination that the trigger information has not been obtained from the DL MU PPDU, refraining from transmitting the trigger-based immediate acknowledgement frame to the AP.

US Pat. No. 10,397,071

AUTOMATED DEPLOYMENT OF CLOUD-HOSTED, DISTRIBUTED NETWORK MONITORING AGENTS

AirMagnet, Inc., Santa C...

1. A system for deploying a network monitoring agent to monitor a network, the system comprising:at least one first processing device configured to:
receive a deployment request to deploy a monitoring agent on a host in a requested deployment region external from the network in which to deploy the monitoring agent, the monitoring agent including first executable instructions to monitor the network;
query a database for a plurality of hosts provided in the requested deployment region to determine a host machine to receive the monitoring agent in the requested deployment region based upon the determined host having the greatest amount of available computing resources relative to other host machines in the requested deployment region; and
install a container having a controlled runtime environment on the determined host machine;
install the monitoring agent for execution within the container on the determined host machine wherein the at least one first processing device is further configured to install the container on the determined host machine and install the monitoring agent to execute in the container, the determined host machine having second executable instructions, including a single operating system, executed by a second processing device, wherein the second processing device executes the monitoring agent within the controlled runtime environment to monitor the network from an external perspective of the network, wherein in the controlled runtime environment, during execution of the monitoring agent, all areas of the operating system that are writable by the monitoring agent are isolated from areas of the operating system that are writable by any other software application being executed by the second processing device using the operating system, wherein isolation is provided between the monitoring agent and software applications providing exclusive use of host resources whereby the isolated monitoring agent does not share resources with software applications executing on the host.

US Pat. No. 10,397,068

MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATOR

Percept Technologies Inc,...

1. A multimedia communicator (MMC) comprising:a processing unit;
a storage device coupled to the processing unit;
a location information source coupled to the processing unit, the location information source being responsive to a plurality of locations of a corresponding plurality of objects;
at least one interface coupled to the processing unit to allow the multimedia communicator to offer a user a plurality of services;
wherein the MMC acts as a hybrid multimedia communicator in a hybrid environment,
wherein a protocol of the hybrid multimedia communicator determines partnerships between one or more cellular providers;
wherein the MMC receives location information from the location information source and provides a service responsive to the locations of the objects for a plurality of second MMCs;
wherein the location information source is a GPS location information source;
wherein the MMC accesses a database in response to the location information, combines information from the database with the location information, and controls a mobile device in response to a combination of the information from the database with the location information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,057

TRANSMITTING DIGITAL DATA IN TWO-WIRE COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG, Zuri...

1. A communication network with two or more network nodes wherein each network node comprises:a receiver receiving signals at different data rates, wherein the receiver discerns the signal quality of received signals;
a transmission apparatus sending signals at different data rates; and
a controllable terminating impedance;
wherein a network node transmits the discerned signal quality to one or more additional network nodes;
at least one network node records the discerned signal qualities and corresponding values of the terminating impedances of the respective network nodes;
at least one network node prescribes for the additional network nodes a new respective value to set as a terminating impedance; and
at least one network node comprises means for determining new terminating impedance values to optimize the data rate between the various network nodes and the signal quality at each of the network nodes in response to empirical connection or disconnection of terminating impedances for determined network nodes based at least in part on a topology of the communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,053

METHODS FOR MANAGING STORAGE VIRTUAL MACHINE CONFIGURATION CHANGES IN A DISTRIBUTED STORAGE SYSTEM AND DEVICES THEREOF

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:setting a flag associated with a configuration setting of a storage virtual machine (SVM) to a locked value based upon a request to lock the configuration setting, wherein the flag is replicated from a device hosting the SVM to a remote device to store within persistent storage, wherein a snapshot operation to create a snapshot of the configuration setting generates the request to lock the configuration setting;
queuing a configuration change requested to modify the configuration setting into a queue based upon the flag having the locked value;
setting the flag to an unlocked value so that the first configuration setting can be modified based upon an unlock request to unlock the configuration setting;
dequeuing and implementing the configuration change upon the first configuration setting based upon the first flag being set to the unlocked value and the snapshot operation successfully completing; and
failing the configuration change based upon the snapshot operation failing to complete within a period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,397,039

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FALL-DOWN DETECTION BASED ON A WIRELESS SIGNAL

ORIGIN WIRELESS, INC., G...

1. A system having a processor, a memory communicatively coupled with the processor and a set of instructions stored in the memory for monitoring a transient motion in a venue, comprising:a transmitter located at a first position in the venue and configured for transmitting a wireless signal through a wireless multipath channel impacted by the transient motion of an object in the venue;
a receiver located at a second position in the venue and configured for:
receiving the wireless signal through the wireless multipath channel impacted by the transient motion of the object in the venue, and
obtaining a time series of channel information (CI) of the wireless multipath channel based on the wireless signal; and
a transient motion monitor configured for:
monitoring the transient motion of the object based on the time series of CI, and
triggering a response action based on the monitored transient motion of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,397,019

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE PLATFORM AND SAFETY ARCHITECTURE

PolySync Technologies, In...

1. A method implemented in a safety-critical system to enable continued safe operations with failed components, the method comprising:monitoring at least three components of the safety-critical system for output communicated over a system bus, the at least three components configured to produce the output indicative of a same event independently from the other components by using different input information than the other components;
comparing the outputs of the at least three components to determine whether each of the outputs indicates occurrence of the same event;
responsive to determining that a different output of one component does not indicate the occurrence of the same event as the outputs of the other components that do indicate the occurrence of the same event, identifying the one component as having failed; and
using the outputs of the other components to continue the safe operations of the safety-critical system without using the different output of the failed component.

US Pat. No. 10,396,919

PROCESSING OF COMMUNICATIONS SIGNALS USING MACHINE LEARNING

Virginia Tech Intellectua...

1. A method performed by one or more processors to control processing of radio frequency (RF) signals using a machine-learning network, the method comprising:receiving a first representation of an RF signal input to a radio communications apparatus;
processing the first representation of the RF signal using one or more radio stages of the radio communications apparatus;
in response to the processing, outputting a second representation of the RF signal from the one or more radio stages;
obtaining one or more observations about the second representation of the RF signal;
measuring one or more metrics of the second representation of the RF signal;
accessing past observations and metrics from a storage coupled to the radio communications apparatus;
adjusting, using (i) the one or more observations, (ii) the one or more metrics and (iii) the past observations and metrics that are accessed from the storage, parameters of a machine-learning network that implements one or more policies to process RF signals by controlling the one or more radio stages;
in response to adjusting the parameters of the machine-learning network, updating one or more actions performed by one or more controllers corresponding to the one or more radio stages, wherein a controller performs actions to control a respective radio stage; and
processing a representation of a subsequent RF signal input to the radio communications apparatus using the one or more radio stages that are controlled based on actions including the updated one or more actions.

US Pat. No. 10,396,904

ADAPTIVE RLS DECISION FEEDBACK EQUALIZING SYSTEM AND IMPLEMENTATION METHOD THEREOF

SOUTH CHINA UNIVERSITY OF...

1. An adaptive RLS decision feedback equalizing system, characterized by comprising: an error code cross-correlation module, an equalization module, a decision feedback unit, a coefficient updating unit and an autocorrelation estimation module, wherein a processing result of the error code cross-correlation module is mapping a previous filtering output signal yk into a multiplication result of an error code indication signal ek and an equalizer input signal sequence rk as an indication vector for equalizer parameter adjustment, and a correlation is as follows:Ik=(tan h(?yk)?sk?D)·rk=ekrk,
where subscript k represents a current time, subscript D is a time delay of an equalizer output signal with respect to a sending terminal signal; sk?D is a desired signal in sending terminal pilot signals; ? is a constant factor for controlling a mapping relationship; ek=tan h(?yk)?sk?D is an error code indicator; rk represents an equalizer input signal sequence and is composed of a receiving symbol sequence and a decision feedback symbol sequence together;
the equalization module contains a filter and a coefficient updating unit, the filter performs filtering equalization on a current input signal sequence rk to obtain an output signal yk:
yk=fk?1T?k+bk?1T?k?D=ck?1Trk,
where ck?1 is a filtering coefficient not updated and contains two portions, a feedforward filter fk?1 and a feedback filter bk?1, superscript T represents transposition of a matrix; and the input signal sequence rk is composed of the receiving symbol sequence ?k and the decision feedback symbol sequence ?k?D;
the decision feedback unit directly performs decision according to an equalized output signal yk, a decision result will be used as a feedback input signal of the equalizer, and this is implemented as follows:

where ? ? represents module value computation, a decision process is represented by obtaining a minimum module value result; ?k?D is an output decision result, is estimation of a desired signal sk?D in sending terminal pilot signals and is an input signal that will be used in an equalizer feedback portion;
the coefficient updating unit updates a current filtering coefficient ck?1 to ck according to the equalizer input signal sequence rk and the processing result of the error code cross-correlation module Ik, and this is implemented as follows:

where ? is a step size adjustment constant; w is a forget constant factor; the filtering coefficient ck and the equalizer input signal sequence rk are column vectors; and Pk?1 is an autocorrelation inverse matrix not updated;
the autocorrelation inverse matrix estimation module contains a memory coefficient unit and an autocorrelation inverse matrix register and uses a currently received symbol sequence rk result to update autocorrelation inverse matrix estimation, and updating the autocorrelation inverse matrix estimation is as follows:

where w is a forget constant factor; a receiving signal rk is a column vector; and Pk?1 is an autocorrelation inverse matrix not updated.

US Pat. No. 10,396,895

COMPENSATION COEFFICIENT CALCULATION METHOD

NTT ELECTRONICS CORPORATI...

11. A compensation coefficient calculation method performed by a receiver receiving and converting an optical signal to a received signal which is an electrical signal, comprising:a step of receiving the optical signal to which a known signal is added, converting the optical signal into the received signal, and extracting the known signal from the received signal;
a pseudo-random number adding step of adding a pseudo-random number to the extracted known signal; and
a coefficient calculating step of calculating a compensation coefficient of a compensation portion configured to equalize transmission characteristics of the received signal by comparing a true value of the known signal with the known signal to which the pseudo-random number is added.

US Pat. No. 10,396,843

PROTECTIVE ENCASEMENT FOR A MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE

TreeFrog Developments, In...

1. A protective encasement for a mobile computing device having a back side, a perimeter, and a front side that includes a touch screen display, the protective encasement comprising:a top member configured to at least partially cover the mobile computing device when the mobile computing device is received within the protective encasement, the top member including:
a frame having an inside edge spaced apart from an outside edge, the outside edge defining an outer perimeter of the frame, the inside edge defining an aperture configured to expose a surface of the front side of the mobile computing device when the mobile computing device is received within the protective encasement;
a raised ridge member protruding away from an inner surface of the frame between the inside edge of the frame and the outer edge of the frame; and
an upper seal member proximate to and attached to the inside edge of the frame, the upper seal member configured to form an upper seal with the front side of the mobile computing device when the mobile computing device is received within the protective encasement; and
a bottom member configured to mate with the top member to at least partially encase the electronic device, the bottom member comprising:
an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface configured to cover at least part of the back side of the mobile computing device when the mobile computing device is received within the protective encasement; and
an exterior bounding wall configured to cover at least part of the perimeter of the mobile computing device when the mobile computing device is received with in the protective encasement; and
a lower seal member in contact with the exterior bounding wall configured to mate with the raised ridge member of the top member when the top member is mated with the bottom member to form a lower seal between the top member and the bottom member.

US Pat. No. 10,396,838

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND DEVICES TO IMPROVE CHANNEL UTILIZATION

ISCO International, LLC, ...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining, by a system comprising a processor, interference information associated with one or more physical resource blocks (PRBs) from each base station of a plurality of base stations;
determining, by the system, from the interference information a strategy for improving a PRB utilization of a first base station of the plurality of base stations;
determining, by the system, from the interference information that an interference signal is located in a first resource block and there is no signal in a second resource block, wherein the interference signal is generated by a second base station of the plurality of base stations; and
conveying, by the system, the strategy to at least one base station of the plurality of base stations, wherein the strategy comprises instructions to adjust the second base station such that the interference signal is located in the second resource block.

US Pat. No. 10,396,812

DIGITAL REGISTER COMPONENT AND ANALOG-DIGITAL CONVERTER DETECTING SIGNAL DISTORTION IN HIGH-RADIATION ENVIRONMENTS

KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY RESEA...

1. A device detecting signal distortion in high-radiation environments, the device comprising:a signal input terminal receiving a digital signal; and
a digital single event transient (DSET) detection unit detecting whether information of the digital signal input through the signal input terminal is distorted,
wherein the DSET detection unit comprises a first output terminal through which a first detection signal is output, the first detection signal being used to determine whether at least one of rising edge timing information and falling edge timing information of the digital signal is distorted.

US Pat. No. 10,396,787

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR DYNAMIC STEP SIZE FOR IMPEDANCE CALIBRATION OF A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a resistance calibration circuit configured to provide an impedance code to set impedance of a driver circuit, the resistance calibration circuit including an adder/subtractor circuit configured to change the impedance code by a first step size responsive to the impedance code being less than a value to adjust the impedance of the driver circuit and further configured to change the impedance code by a second step size responsive to the impedance code greater or equal than the value to adjust the impedance of the driver circuit, wherein the second step size is different from the first step size.

US Pat. No. 10,396,740

MICROPHONE DRIVING DEVICE AND DIGITAL MICROPHONE INCLUDING THE SAME

1. A microphone driving device comprising:an analog amplification unit configured to amplify an acoustic signal to an amplified voltage signal based on a first gain control signal or a second gain control signal;
an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert the amplified voltage signal to a digital signal;
an amplifier configured to amplify the digital signal to an amplified digital signal based on the first gain control signal or the second gain control signal; and
a gain controller configured to generate the first gain control signal when a magnitude of the acoustic signal is in a first range and the second gain control signal when the magnitude of the acoustic signal is in a second range less than the first range,
wherein the analog amplification unit comprises:
a voltage-to-current converter configured to convert the acoustic signal to an output current signal; and
a current-to-voltage converter configured to convert the output current signal to the amplified voltage signal,
wherein when the analog amplification unit and the amplifier receive the first gain control signal, the analog amplification unit amplifies the acoustic signal based on a first analog amplification gain and the amplifier amplifies the digital signal based on a first digital amplification gain,
wherein when the analog amplification unit and the amplifier receive the second gain control signal, the analog amplification unit amplifies the acoustic signal based on a second analog amplification gain and the amplifier amplifies the digital signal based on a second digital amplification gain, and
wherein the first analog amplification gain is lower than the second analog amplification and the first digital amplification gain is higher than the second digital amplification.

US Pat. No. 10,396,725

AMPLIFIER AND RESET METHOD THEREOF

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. An amplifier, comprising:an output stage circuit comprising a first input terminal, a second input terminal, a first output terminal, and a second output terminal; and
a compensation circuit comprising:
a first capacitor coupled between the first input terminal and the second output terminal, the first capacitor configured to operate as a first Miller capacitor;
a second capacitor coupled between the second input terminal and the first output terminal, the second capacitor configured to operate as a second Miller capacitor;
a third capacitor configured to be coupled in parallel with the first capacitor and to be coupled in parallel with the second capacitor by turns, in order to operate as one of the first Miller capacitor and the second Miller capacitor according to at least one clock signal; and
a fourth capacitor configured to be coupled in parallel with the second capacitor and to be coupled in parallel with the first capacitor by turns, in order to operate as another one of the first Miller capacitor and the second Miller capacitor according to the at least one clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,396,697

MOTOR OPERATING SYSTEMS AND METHODS THEREOF

Princeton Technology Corp...

1. A motor operating method, comprising:generating, via a processor of an electronic device, a first parameter-setting corresponding to a first operating stage through a user interface;
receiving, via a buffer of a control circuit of the electronic device, the first parameter-setting;
reading, via a controller of the control circuit, the first parameter-setting from the buffer, and generating a first driving signal according to the first parameter-setting;
driving, via a driver of the control circuit, a motor according to the first driving signal;
monitoring, via a monitor of the control circuit, a first operating status of the motor corresponding to the first driving signal, and outputting the first operating status to the processor of the electronic device; and
determining, via the processor, whether the first operating status corresponding to the first parameter-setting conforms to a first threshold setting storing in a first memory of the electronic device;
wherein when the processor determines that the first operating status does not conform to the first threshold setting, the processor modifies the first parameter-setting to generate a modified first parameter-setting; and
wherein when the processor determines that the first operating status conforms to the first threshold setting, the processor sets the first parameter-setting as the first optimal parameter-setting, and stores the first optimal parameter-setting to a second memory.

US Pat. No. 10,396,684

COUPLED INDUCTOR FOR INTERLEAVED MULTI-PHASE THREE-LEVEL DC-DC CONVERTERS

Virginia Tech Intellectua...

1. A multi-phase three-level power converter having a plurality of phase legs connected to a load through a common node wherein the conduction angles of respective ones of said phase legs are interleaved, said multi-phase three-level power converter includingan inductor in each phase leg of said multi-phase three-level power converter wherein said inductor of any given phase leg is positively or not significantly coupled magnetically to any corresponding inductor of another phase leg of said multi-phase three level power converter, and
a group of additional inductors having one inductor of said group of additional inductors inversely coupled magnetically and connected in series with said inductor in said given phase leg and another inductor of said group of additional inductors inversely coupled magnetically and connected in series with said inductor in said another phase leg and also in series with said inductor of said given phase leg in a circulating current path through said given phase leg, said common node and said another phase leg of said multi-phase three-level power converter, whereby circulating current in said circulating current path resulting from said interleaving of said conduction angles of respective phases of said multi-phase three-level power converter is reduced by a voltage generated through mutual inductance between said inductor of any given phase and said additional inductor of said group of inductors of any other phase which are inversely coupled magnetically and connected in series in said circulating current path.

US Pat. No. 10,396,671

POWER SUPPLIES HAVING POWER SWITCHES CONTROLLABLE WITH A VARYING FREQUENCY, DUTY CYCLE AND/OR PHASE TO REGULATE OUTPUTS

Astec International Limit...

1. A switched mode DC-DC power supply comprising:a power circuit having an input for receiving an input voltage, an output for providing an output voltage, and four power switches coupled between the input and the output, the four power switches arranged in a full bridge configuration, and
a control circuit coupled to the power circuit for providing a plurality of control signals to the four power switches of the power circuit during a time period when the four power switches are operational, the plurality of control signals including four control signals corresponding to the four power switches and having a variable frequency, the control circuit configured to vary the frequency of the four control signals, and to vary a parameter of only two of the four control signals to achieve zero voltage switching (ZVS) of the four power switches and regulate the output voltage,
wherein said parameter is a duty cycle or a phase of said two control signals.

US Pat. No. 10,396,638

STATOR MANUFACTURING APPARATUS AND STATOR MANUFACTURING METHOD

NITTOKU ENGINEERING CO., ...

1. A stator manufacturing apparatus comprising:an insertion tool configured to be inserted into a stator core that has slots, the insertion tool having holding grooves formed on an outer periphery in correspondence with the slots, the insertion tool being configured to accommodate a pair of side portions of a stator coil in two of the holding grooves separated by a predetermined width;
a gripping tool configured to grip the pair of side portions of the stator coil and insert the pair of side portions of the stator coil into the two of the holding grooves;
a pressing tool having a pressing body and plate-like pushers arranged on the pressing body in correspondence with positions of the holding grooves of the insertion tool, the plate-like pushers having tips and widths that narrow toward the tips,
wherein
the pressing tool is configured to push radially outward the pair of side portions of the stator coil inserted in the two of the holding grooves and insert the side portions into corresponding slots of the stator core by inserting the tips of the pushers into the two of the holding grooves, and
the insertion tool has a recessed groove formed circumferentially on the outer periphery configured to enable the gripping tool to be inserted therein when the gripping tool inserts the pair of side portions of the stator coil into the two of the holding grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,396,623

MOTOR SHAFT, MOTOR AND MOTOR ASSEMBLY

Minebea Co., Ltd., Nagan...

1. A motor comprising:a motor shaft including a press-fitting surface; and
a first annular projection group and a second annular projection group formed in the press-fitting surface of the motor shaft,
wherein the first annular projection group and the second annular projection group are separated from each other in an axial direction, a distance between an adjacent two of annular projections in the first annular projection group and a distance between an adjacent two of annular projections in the second annular projection group are smaller than a distance between the first annular projection group and the second annular projection group in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,396,597

DRIVING CIRCUIT AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER INCLUDING THE SAME

SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TEC...

1. A driving circuit for driving a plurality of transmitter-side coupling circuits at a wireless power transmitter, comprising:an inverting circuit being configured to convert a DC current to an AC current, and to output said AC current between a first output terminal and a second output terminal;
a control circuit being configured to control said inverting circuit to output a first AC current having a first frequency for driving said first transmitter-side coupling circuit, or to output a second AC current having a second frequency for driving said second transmitter-side coupling circuit, in each cycle,
wherein said plurality of transmitter-side coupling circuits comprises a first transmitter-side coupling circuit and a second transmitter-side coupling, circuit of which are coupled in parallel between said first output terminal and said second output terminal,
said first transmitter-side coupling circuit is a high-resistance circuit when said second AC current having said second frequency is applied, and said second transmitter-side coupling circuit is a high-resistance circuit when said first AC current having said first frequency is applied,
wherein said first frequency is an operating frequency of said first transmitter-side coupling circuit, said second frequency is an operating frequency of said second transmitter-side coupling circuit, and said operating frequency of said first transmitter-side coupling circuit is different from said operating frequency of said second transmitter-side coupling circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,396,568

BATTERY CHARGER WITH USER INTERFACE

TRAXXAS LP, McKinney, TX...

1. A battery charger, comprising:an electrical connector for electrically coupling to a battery to be charged and delivering a configurable electrical charge for charging the battery to be charged;
a sensor for obtaining information receivable from an RFID device connected to the battery to be charged, the information receivable comprising a battery type or a battery cell count;
a memory for storing a plurality of predefined charging parameter settings of the battery charger, the predefined charging parameter settings configured to correspond to the information receivable from the RFID device;
balance terminals and a balance connector port;
wherein the charger at least partially configures the electrical charge delivered to the battery to be charged in accordance with the predefined charging parameter settings corresponding to the information receivable; and
wherein the balance terminals and the balance port are configured to balance charge the battery to be charged when the battery to be charged is a Lithium Polymer battery.

US Pat. No. 10,396,566

GEOLOCATION USING GUIDED SURFACE WAVES

CPG Technologies, LLC, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a charge terminal elevated over a lossy conducting medium;
a receiver network coupled between the charge terminal and the lossy conducting medium, the receiver network having a phase delay (?) that matches a wave tilt angle (?) associated with a guided surface wave having a wavefront incident at a complex Brewster angle of the lossy conducting medium, the wave tilt angle (?) based at least in part upon characteristics of the lossy conducting medium in a vicinity of a guided surface wave receive structure:
a processor;
a memory; and
an application stored in the memory and executable by the processor, wherein the application causes the apparatus to perform at least the following actions when executed by the processor:
identify a field strength of the guided surface wave received by the receiver network;
identify a phase of the guided surface wave;
calculate a distance of the receiver network from a guided surface waveguide probe that launched the guided surface wave; and
determine a location of the receiver network based at least in part on the distance of the receiver network from the guided surface waveguide probe.

US Pat. No. 10,396,563

RENEWABLE ENERGY LOAD MANAGEMENT AND POWER BALANCING SYSTEM AND OPERATION

Kripya LLC, Vancouver, W...

1. A solar energy system comprising:one or more direct current to alternating current (DC-AC) inverters;
one or more solar energy sources coupled to the one or more DC-AC inverters; and
a programmable load manager circuit configured to monitor an amount of power available from the one or more solar energy sources and an amount of power demand from one or more active loads of a plurality of loads connected to the programmable load manager circuit, and to manage the plurality of loads such that the amount of power demand is less than the amount of power available,
wherein the programmable load manager circuit is configured to monitor the amount of power available from the one or more solar energy sources by:
determining an amount of power drawn by the one or more active loads from individual ones of the one or more solar energy sources as a computed amount of power;
determining an amount of voltage output by individual ones of the one or more solar energy sources as a measured amount of voltage; and
looking up an amount of power available from individual ones of the one or more solar energy sources in a look up table using the computed amount of power and the measured amount of voltage;
wherein the look up table specifies:
multiple first values for an amount of power output by an individual solar energy source; and
corresponding to each value of the multiple first values:
multiple second values for an amount of voltage output by the individual solar energy source; and
multiple third values for an amount of power available from the individual solar energy source.

US Pat. No. 10,396,562

SERIES COMPENSATION DEVICE APPLICABLE TO DOUBLE-CIRCUIT LINE

NR ELECTRIC CO., LTD, Ji...

1. A series compensation device for double-circuit lines, characterized in that: the device comprises at least one voltage source converter and one three-phase multi-winding transformer, wherein at least two windings of the three-phase multi-winding transformer are connected in series into the double-circuit lines respectively, and at least one winding of the three-phase multi-winding transformer is connected to an AC side of the voltage source converter.

US Pat. No. 10,396,556

120VAC TO 240VAC POWER CONVERTER, ADAPTER AND METHODS OF USE

Q Factory 33 LLC, Encini...

1. An electrical power adapter configured to combine two electrical inputs to produce an electrical output at a voltage substantially equal to a sum of voltages of the two electrical inputs, the adapter comprising:a first normally open relay operably connected to a first electrical input and comprising a coil of the first normally open relay and two contacts of the first normally open relay, and the two contacts of the first normally open relay closing only when the coil of the first normally open relay is energized at a first voltage from the first electrical input provided at a first phase;
a second normally open relay operably connected to a second electrical input and comprising a coil of the second normally open relay and two contacts of the second normally open relay, and the two contacts of the second normally open relay closing only when the coil of the second normally open relay is energized at a second voltage from the second electrical input provided at a second phase; and
a third normally open relay operably connected to both the first and second normally open relays and comprising a coil of the third normally open relay and four contacts of the third normally open relay, and the four contacts of the third normally open relay closing when the coil of the third normally open relay is energized at a third voltage, the third voltage being the sum of the first voltage and the second voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,396,520

METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A MOUNTING DEVICE

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A method for calibrating a mounting-device;said mounting-device used for automatically mounting a contact-part into a connector-housing;
said contact-part attached to an electrical line;
said connector-housing defining a cavity into which the contact-part is inserted;
said method comprising the steps of:
providing the mounting-device which comprises:
a holder for the connector-housing;
the holder having a marking-carrier attached thereto,
a positioning-device that includes a moveable-gripper;
the movable-gripper including a marking-device;
the movable-gripper configured to insert the contact-part into the connector-housing;
a camera configured to capture an image of a portion of the holder; and
a control unit in communication with the positioning-device, the camera, and the moveable-gripper, said control unit configured to:
determine a position of the cavity based on the image; and
control the positioning-device such that the moveable-gripper inserts the contact-part into the cavity;
marking a plurality of marking-points on the marking-carrier using the marking-device, wherein the moveable-gripper is sequentially positioned based on predetermined coordinates stored in the control unit;
capturing the image of the plurality of the marking-points using the camera;
determining positions of the plurality of the marking-points based on the image using the control unit;
said positions indicative of an actual insertion-position of the contact-part into the connector-housing by the moveable-gripper; and
storing the positions of the plurality of the marking-points in a memory of the control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,396,497

PLUG-IN MODULE INJECTOR LEVER ASSEMBLY, KIT, AND METHOD

Wavetherm Corporation, R...

1. A lever assembly for mounting to a removable plug-in module for selectively engaging a lip of a rack for effecting an injection of the plug-in module into the rack, the lever assembly comprising:an elongate lever handle having a rearward portion and a forward portion extending along a lever handle longitudinal axis; the lever handle having a lower interior surface; the rearward portion having a first pivot axis and a second pivot axis that are both fixed relative to the lever handle; wherein the second pivot axis is spaced from the first pivot axis and disposed downward farther from the lower interior surface than the first pivot axis;
an elastic bias element mounted to the lever handle;
a pivot arm pivotally mounted to the lever handle for rotation relative to the lever handle about the first pivot axis; the pivot arm having a forward free end abutting the elastic bias element;
a pawl pivotally mounted to the lever handle for rotation relative to the lever handle about the second pivot axis; the pawl having a rearward tip and a forward bearing surface;
a pivot axle mounting the pawl to the lever handle for rotation about the second pivot axis;
wherein the pivot arm is disposed operatively between the pawl and the elastic bias element such that the pawl is spaced from the elastic bias element;
wherein the pivot arm and the pawl are configured such that, in response to a force being applied to the pivot arm's forward free end, urging the pivot arm to rotate away from the lower interior surface, while the pawl abuts the pivot arm, the force is transmitted to the pawl so that the pawl's rearward tip is urged to rotate upward.

US Pat. No. 10,396,489

GROMMET

Nifco Inc., Kanagawa (JP...

1. A grommet comprising:a body cylinder configured such that a line shaped member is insertable therethrough;
an attachment cylinder that is provided at one end portion in an axis direction of the body cylinder, and that is configured to be attached to an opening formed at an attachment target; and
a resilient retention portion that is provided between the body cylinder and the attachment cylinder, and that is configured to resiliently deform to abut and retain the line shaped member, wherein the resilient retention portion is a plate-shaped resilient tab having one end supported by the body cylinder and having another end supported by the attachment cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,396,455

ANTENNA ASSEMBLY FOR PROVIDING INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

AEROANTENNA TECHNOLOGY, I...

1. An antenna assembly comprising:a right hand circularly polarized (RHCP) antenna;
a left hand circularly polarized (LHCP) antenna;
an RF nuller operably coupling the RHCP antenna and LHCP antenna to a balun circuit or balun component configured to operate as a difference element; and
a digital nuller operably coupled to the balun circuit or balun component,
wherein the RF nuller operates to perform coarse nulling before the balun circuit or balun component, and the digital nuller operates to perform fine nulling after the balun circuit or balun component to conduct null steering to steer a null in a direction of interference received at the antenna assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,396,449

PHOTOVOLTAIC ELEMENT WITH AN INCLUDED RESONATOR

VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V ...

1. A photovoltaic element comprising a resonator, the photovoltaic element comprising:a semiconductor structure comprising a first layer comprised of a first semiconductor material and a second layer comprised of a second semiconductor material, an upper plane of the first layer comprising an incidence plane of an electromagnetic wave onto the semiconductor structure, the second layer continuing beyond the first layer in the direction of propagation of electromagnetic radiation to receive at least a portion of the electromagnetic radiation having passed through the first layer;
at least one resonator comprising a first part and a second part, the first part of the resonator extending along the upper plane of the first layer, and the second part of the resonator extending within the first layer and the second layer of the semiconductor structure; and
a reference electrode bordering at least a portion of the second layer, the reference electrode being coupled to the second layer in a direction of propagation of the electromagnetic wave to receive the remaining portion of the electromagnetic wave having passed through the preceding layers of the semiconductor structure.

US Pat. No. 10,396,403

ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE

DONGGUAN AMPEREX TECHNOLO...

1. An electrochemical energy storage device, comprising:a cell comprising a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate and a separator positioned between the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate;
an electrolyte immersing the cell; and
a package accommodating the cell and the electrolyte;
the electrochemical energy storage device further comprising:
a binding material positioned between the cell and the package, comprising:
an adhesive layer directly or indirectly adhered and positioned on an outer surface of the cell; and
a covering layer positioned between the adhesive layer and the package, the covering layer being configured to be dissolved or swollen into the electrolyte in whole or in part so as to expose the adhesive layer, the adhesive layer in turn making the cell adhered with the package;
the covering layer being a polar molecule, and the covering layer being one or more selected from the group consisting of polar fluorinated polyester, polar fluororubber, polyamide and fluorinated polyurethane;
the polar fluorinated polyester is one or more selected from the group consisting of linear fluorinated poly(butylene isophthalate), linear fluorinated poly(butylene terephthalate), hydroxyl terminated polyester polysiloxane containing fluorine, and hyperbranched polyhydroxy fluorinated polyester;
the polar fluororubber is one or more selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl nitroso fluororubber, and fluoro ether rubber;
the polyamide is one or more selected from the group consisting of polydecamethylene sebacamide, polyundecanamide, and polydodecanamide.

US Pat. No. 10,396,328

CELLULOSE BASED FUNCTIONAL COMPOSITES, ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES AND MANUFACTURING METHODS THEREOF

Teknologian tutkimuskesku...

1. A method of making a composite structure, the method comprising:obtaining a mixture in gel form, the step of obtaining the mixture in gel form comprising:
a step of preparing a mixture comprising at least cellulose, at least a portion of which is fibrillated cellulose, and water such that the solids content of the mixture is at least 20% of the weight of the mixture; and
a step of mixing the mixture obtained from the preparation step with at least one functional additive comprising at least one electrolyte, at least one of electrically conductive additive, cathode chemical, and anode chemical, at least one carbon component, or at least one of silicon and lithium, thereby obtaining the mixture in gel form containing the cellulose and the at least one functional additive as solids, the solids content of the gel being at least 20%, and up to 35%, of the weight of the gel,
processing the mixture in gel form having the solids content of at least 20%, and up to 35%, of the weight to form the composite structure having a shape; and
reducing the water content of the mixture to solidify the formed composite structure.

US Pat. No. 10,396,299

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICES AND METAL COMPLEX COMPOUNDS

UDC IRELAND LIMITED, Dub...

8. An organic electroluminescent device, comprising:a pair of electrodes and at least one organic layer including a luminescent layer between the pair of electrodes,
wherein at least one layer between the pair of electrodes comprises at least one metal complex represented by formula (7) having a tetradentate or higher polydentate chain structure ligand:

wherein M71 represents a metal ion;
Y71, Y72, and Y73 each represent a linking group or a single bond;
L75 represents a ligand to coordinate to M71;
Z71, Z72, Z73, Z74, Z75, and Z76 each represent a substituted or unsubstituted carbon atom or a nitrogen atom;
Z71 and Z72, and Z73 and Z74 each may bond to each other via a linking group to form a condensed ring;
R71, R72, R73, and R74 each represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent; and
n71 represents 0 to 4.

US Pat. No. 10,396,287

AMINO FLUORENE MONOMERS, POLYMERS, AND ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Sumitomo Chemical Company...

1. An organic electronic device comprising an anode, a cathode, a semiconducting layer between the anode and the cathode, and a hole transporting layer between the anode and the semiconducting layer, the hole-transporting layer comprising a co-polymer comprising repeat units of formula (I) and at least two different co-repeat units:
wherein:
Ar2 represents an aryl or heteroaryl group that may be unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents; R independently in each occurrence represents a substituent; and m is 1or 2;
each Ar1 is directly bound to an aromatic or heteroaromatic group of a co-repeat unit; and
Ar1 is of formula (II):

wherein R6 in each occurrence is independently H or a substituent; R7 in each occurrence is independently a substituent; and x in each occurrence is independently 0, 1, 2or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,396,253

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method for manufacturing a light-emitting device, the method comprising:scraping at least one lateral surface of a light-transmissive member disposed on a light-emitting element mounted on a substrate to shape the light-transmissive member; and
spraying sublimating particles toward at least one of the substrate, the light-emitting element, or the light-transmissive member.

US Pat. No. 10,396,160

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE HAVING A SINGLE OR MULTIPLE LAYER POROUS GRAPHENE FILM AND THE FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

CHANG GUNG UNIVERSITY, T...

1. A semiconductor structure having a single-layer porous graphene film with a thickness of about 0.34 nm, formed by a low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) and a metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD), comprising:a sapphire substrate;
wherein said single-layer porous graphene film having the thickness of about 0.34 nm is provided on said sapphire substrate, said single-layer porous graphene film being formed on a metal foil by the low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) at 900° C. to 1100° C. via passing through methane (CH4) and hydrogen (H2),
wherein said metal foil is selected from a group consisting of a Cu foil or Ni foil; and
wherein a gallium nitride layer is formed on said single-layer porous graphene film, said gallium nitride being deposited on said single-layer porous graphene film and said sapphire substrate by using the metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) at 900° C. to 1100° C.

US Pat. No. 10,396,120

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR EPITAXIAL WAFER AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE

SUMCO CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A method of producing a semiconductor epitaxial wafer, the method comprising:a first irradiating provided by irradiating a surface of a semiconductor wafer with cluster ions containing hydrogen as a constituent element, to form a modifying layer formed from, as a solid solution, a constituent element of the cluster ions including hydrogen in a surface portion of the semiconductor wafer;
a second irradiating, after the first irradiating, provided by irradiating the semiconductor wafer with electromagnetic waves of a frequency of 300 MHz or more and 3 THz or less, to heat the semiconductor wafer; and
after the second irradiating, forming an epitaxial layer on the modifying layer of the semiconductor wafer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,109

LOCAL STORAGE DEVICE IN HIGH FLUX SEMICONDUCTOR RADIATION DETECTORS AND METHODS OF OPERATING THEREOF

Redlen Technologies, Inc....

1. A detector element circuit in a CT imaging system, comprising:a plurality of radiation sensors for detecting photons attenuated by an object;
a first electronic component configured to determine an energy of photons detected by the plurality of radiation sensors and generate digitized photon count data, wherein the digitized photon count data comprises a digitized count of detected photons in one or more energy bins;
a field programmable gate array (FPGA) configured to receive the digitized photon count data from the first electronic component and generate an output representing the digitized photon count data, wherein the FPGA comprises a FPGA clock configured to control a rate at which the FPGA receives the digitized photon count data from channels of the first electronic component and at which the FPGA outputs the output representing the digitized photon count data; and
a local memory storage configured to receive the output representing the digitized photon count data from the FPGA and comprising a local storage clock configured to control a rate at which the local memory storage generates buffered output data derived from the digitized photon count data,wherein:the FPGA clock and the local storage clock are set such that the FPGA is clocked at a first clock rate and the local storage element outputs the buffered output data at a second clock rate; and
the second clock rate and the first clock rate are selected to reduce bottlenecks or data transfer issues imposed by bandwidth limitations between the local memory storage and a computer of the CT imaging system that is configured to receive the buffered output data from the local memory storage.

US Pat. No. 10,396,038

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING ARCHITECTURE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A package comprising:a plurality of silicon dies embedded in a flexible substrate;
a flexible interposer layer over the embedded dies;
a thin film thermal distribution layer over the substrate opposite the flexible interposer layer, the flexible substrate being shaped with the dies and the interposer to a curved shape and cured so that the flexible substrate holds its shape; and
a second plurality of silicon dies embedded in a second flexible substrate, the second flexible substrate being in electrical contact with the flexible interposer opposite the flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,396,031

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH DELAMINATION RESISTANT WIRING BOARD

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. An electronic device functioning as a wireless communication unit, comprising:a wiring board having a front surface and a back surface; and
a semiconductor device mounted over the front surface of the wiring board,
wherein the wiring board includes
a front-surface wiring layer formed at the front surface,
an internal wiring layer formed inside the wiring board, and
a back-surface wiring layer formed at the back surface,
wherein the internal wiring layer includes
a board-member exposed region from which a board member is exposed, and
a first internal wide pattern enclosing the board-member exposed region,
wherein the back-surface wiring layer includes
a back-surface wide pattern, and
a plurality of back-surface terminal patterns formed away from and around the back-surface wide pattern,
wherein a first region is formed between the back-surface wide pattern and a group of the back-surface terminal patterns in plan view, and the first region has a first distance between the back-surface wide pattern and the group of the back-surface terminal patterns,
wherein a second region is formed between the back-surface wide pattern and another group of the back-surface terminal patterns in plan view, and the second region has a second distance between the back-surface wide pattern and the another group of the back-surface terminal patterns, and
wherein the first region overlaps with the board-member exposed region in plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,396,026

PRECUT METAL LINES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

7. A semiconductor device, comprising:a first dielectric layer;
a plurality of first metal lines disposed within the first dielectric layer, wherein each of the plurality of first metal lines has a first orientation;
a capping layer disposed on the plurality of first metal lines;
an etch stop layer disposed above the capping layer and the first dielectric layer;
a second dielectric layer disposed on the etch stop layer;
a plurality of second metal lines disposed within the second dielectric layer, wherein each of the plurality of second metal lines has a second orientation perpendicular to the first orientation;
a dielectric region disposed between two collinear metal lines of the plurality of second metal lines;
a plurality of air gaps disposed in the second dielectric layer, wherein each air gap is disposed between two adjacent second metal lines;
a via connecting a first metal line and a second metal line; and
a plurality of third metal lines disposed within the first dielectric layer, wherein each of the third metal lines has the second orientation and a top of each of the third metal lines is below a bottom of each of the first metal lines.

US Pat. No. 10,396,025

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND AMPLIFIER APPARATUS

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC DEVICE ...

1. A semiconductor device that outputs a radio-frequency (RF) signal with high power, the semiconductor device comprising:a housing including a heat sink, an output signal terminal, and an output bias terminal electrically isolated from the output signal terminal;
a semiconductor chip that generates the RF signal, the semiconductor chip being mounted on the heat sink of the housing;
an output impedance converter having an input port, an output port, and an intermediate port between the input port and the output port thereof;
an output capacitor provided between the output impedance converter and the output signal terminal; and
a bonding wire connecting the output bias terminal with the intermediate port of the output impedance converter,
wherein the capacitor is mounted on the heat sink within the housing, and
wherein the output impedance converter has impedance viewing the semiconductor chip at the output port thereof that is greater than impedance viewing the semiconductor chip at the intermediate port thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,395,953

COMPOSITE SUBSTRATE FOR LAYERED HEATERS

Watlow Electric Manufactu...

1. A heater assembly for use in semiconductor processing comprising:an application substrate being an austenitic stainless steel material;
a bonding layer;
a heater substrate secured to the application substrate by the bonding layer and by a thermal bonding process, the heater substrate being a molybdenum material; and
a functional layer being a first dielectric layer including an alumina material and disposed onto the heater substrate by a layered process,
wherein the heater substrate defines a material having a coefficient of thermal expansion that is matched to a coefficient of thermal expansion of the functional layer.

US Pat. No. 10,395,905

ION DETECTORS AND METHODS OF USING THEM

PERKINELMER HEALTH SCIENC...

1. A detector comprising an electron multiplier comprising a plurality of dynodes each electrically coupled to a respective electrometer, wherein each dynode-electrometer pair is electrically coupled to a first processor configured to simultaneously detect input and output current signals at each dynode of the plurality of dynodes, and wherein the first processor is configured to average detected input current signals at each dynode with a detected current input signal above a noise current input signal and below a saturation current input signal to determine a mean electron multiplier input current.