US Pat. No. 10,395,386

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND X-RAY DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising processing circuitry configured todetect a position of an object included in each of sequentially generated X-ray images;
generate corrected images sequentially by a correction process to substantially match, with a reference position, the detected position of the object in a X-ray image generated after a reference X-ray image, the reference position being the detected position in the reference X-ray image;
determine an addition condition of each region of one of the sequentially generated corrected images, the addition condition including at least one of a weighting coefficient with regard to addition of the one of the sequentially generated corrected images and a number of the corrected images to be added; and
cause a display to display an added image to which the one of the sequentially generated corrected images is added in accordance with the determined addition condition.

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. 10,391,718

INFLATABLE ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR OR BLADDERS FOR USE IN INFLATABLE ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE

Reebok International Limi...

1. An inflatable article of footwear, comprising:an inflatable bladder, said inflatable bladder comprising:
(a) a first film having a first side and a second side, wherein said first side of said first film has an area that is texturized and corresponds in shape to an inflatable bladder configuration;
(b) a second film adhered to said first film such that said texturized area is positioned between said first film and said second film, but said first film and said second film are not adhered in said texturized area, thereby forming at least one inflatable compartment corresponding in shape to said inflatable bladder configuration and having a sealed peripheral edge; and
(c) an inflation device and a deflation device coupled to said inflatable compartment at an opening through at least one of said first or second films and along a conduit formed between said first and second films, such that said inflation device and said deflation device are located within said sealed peripheral edge.

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. 10,390,794

ULTRASOUND DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS AND ULTRASOUND PROBE

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, comprising:an ultrasound probe including a plurality of transducers, a first memory, and binary state generation circuitry;
an apparatus main body to which the ultrasound probe is connected;
a second memory included in the apparatus main body and storing list information concerning a plurality of probe identifiers respectively corresponding to a plurality of ultrasound probes; and
processing circuitry included in the apparatus main body,
wherein the first memory stores probe use history information and encrypted probe identification information, the encrypted probe identification information being encrypted based on the probe use history information by the processing circuitry; and
the binary state generation circuitry is configured to generate a binary electrical state; and
the processing circuitry is further configured to
convert the binary electrical state into a probe identifier;
read the encrypted probe identification information and the probe use history information from the first memory;
decrypt the encrypted probe identification information based on the probe use history information;
determine whether there is first consistency between the probe identifier and the stored list information;
determine whether there is second consistency between the decrypted probe identification information and the stored list information; and
output a predetermined warning when there is not at least one of the first consistency and the second consistency.

US Pat. No. 10,397,018

METHOD FOR OPERATING A DISTRIBUTION POINT UNIT, RESPECTIVE DISTRIBUTION POINT UNIT AND CPE DEVICE

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method for operating a distribution point unit, wherein said distribution point unit comprises a selection circuit comprising monitor and control logic and a selection switch for providing a first service or a second service to at least a customer premises equipment, the selection switch having a default state, in which the first service is provided, and a second state, in which the second service is provided, said method comprisingreceiving, from said customer premises equipment, a switching signal, the switching signal powering the selection circuit; and
the monitor and control logic in the second circuit, when detecting the switching signal, switching the selection switch from the default state to the second state, to provide the second service to the customer premises equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,396,854

SPUR ISOLATION IN A FIELDBUS NETWORK

Phoenix Contact Developme...

1. A device coupler capable of connecting a plurality of field devices to a network trunk of a two-wire fieldbus network of the type that transmits data signals and power over the two wires, the device coupler comprising:a trunk interface for connecting the device coupler to the network trunk and two or more spur isolation sets connected to the trunk interface in parallel with one another;
each spur isolation set comprising: an isolating element connected to the trunk interface and a set of two or more spur interfaces connected to the isolating element, the spur interfaces being connected in parallel with one another to the isolating element, the isolating element connecting the trunk interface and the spur interfaces together and galvanically isolating the trunk interface from the spur interfaces; and
in each spur isolation set: the isolating element comprises a respective transformer, the transformer comprising a first transformer winding connected to the trunk interface and a second transformer winding connected to the set of spur interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,394,093

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND APPLIED DISPLAY PANEL THEREOF

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...

15. A display panel, comprising:an array substrate, comprising:
a first substrate;
a first conductive layer formed on the first substrate;
a conductive cover layer formed on the first substrate and covering the first conductive layer;
a second conductive layer formed on the conductive cover layer;
a first passivation layer formed on the conductive cover layer and covering the second conductive layer, at least one recession part is formed in the first passivation layer and the conductive cover layer;
a common electrode formed on the passivation layer, wherein a part of the common electrode is formed inside the recession part,
wherein the part of the common electrode directly contact with a top surface of the first substrate, directly contact with side surfaces of the conductive cover layer and the first passivation layer;
a second passivation layer formed on the common electrode; and
a pixel electrode layer formed on the second passivation layer and inside the recession part.

US Pat. No. 10,393,148

BARREL TURBO-MACHINE COMPRISING RETRACTING SHEAR

Nuovo Pignone Srl, Flore...

1. A turbo machine comprising:a barrel casing having a cylindrical internal surface defining an internal containment volume;
a bundle having a cylindrical shape adapted to be accommodated into the internal containment volume;
a cylindrical cover connected to the bundle to close the internal containment volume and hold the bundle inside the barrel casing; and
a split shear ring adapted to fix the barrel casing with the cylindrical cover,
wherein an external surface of the cylindrical cover is provided with a first circumferential groove and the cylindrical internal surface of the barrel casing is provided with a second circumferential groove, the first circumferential groove and the second circumferential groove adapted to accommodate the cross section of the split shear ring, and
wherein the split shear ring is movable from a first position in which the cross section of the split shear ring is completely accommodated into the first circumferential groove to a second position in which the cross section of the split shear ring is partly accommodated into the first circumferential groove and partly accommodated into the second circumferential groove, and the split shear ring is provided with a holding means to hold the split shear ring in the first position.

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. 10,391,589

FLUX APPLYING DEVICE

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A flux applying device for applying flux to a surface of solder, the flux applying device comprising:a flux tank where the flux is applied to the surface of the solder by dipping the solder into the flux;
a load applying member being provided at a upstream side of the flux tank, when a side into which the solder enters is set to be the upstream side and a side out of which the solder is discharged is set to be a downstream side;
a constant speed conveyor system that conveys the solder at a predetermined speed, the constant speed conveyor system being provided at a downstream side of the flux tank, the solder to which the flux is applied by the flux tank being pulled up vertically in relation to a liquid surface of the flux, wherein the constant speed conveyor system includes a winder, and further an interlayer paper sheet supplying roller that supplies an interlayer paper sheet when winding the solder by the winder;
a dryer that dries the solder to which the flux is applied, the dryer being provided at the downstream side of the flux tank;
a cooler that cools the dried solder;
a conveying speed measurement sensor that measures a conveying speed of the solder; and
a control system that controls the conveying speed of the solder,
wherein the load applying member acts together with the constant speed conveyor system to apply tension to the solder.

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. 10,390,517

ANIMAL TOY

DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING CO...

1. An animal toy comprising:an elongated body portion having a first end and a second end;
a first wheel disposed adjacent the first end, the first wheel having an opening configured to enable access to an interior thereof;
a second wheel disposed adjacent the second end, the second wheel having an opening configured to enable access to an interior thereof;
at least one electric motor configured to drive the first wheel and the second wheel independently; and
a controller programmed to control the at least one electric motor and the rotational speed and direction of each of the first and second wheels.

US Pat. No. 10,398,028

SURFACE TREATING COMPOSITION FOR COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY AND UTILIZATION THEREOF

SHIKOKU CHEMICALS CORPORA...

1. A printed wiring board comprising at least one circuit part,wherein the circuit part comprises copper or a copper alloy and a chemical conversion coating on a surface of the copper or the copper alloy, and
wherein the coating is formed by contacting the surface of the copper or the copper alloy with a surface treating composition comprising an imidazole compound represented by the chemical formula (I):
wherein A represents a group represented by formula (II) or a group represented by formula (III), B represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group or a phenyl group, and Z represents a group represented by formula (IV) or a group represented by formula (V),wherein n is 0, 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,397,977

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONFIGURING TIMERS IN LTE NETWORKS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communicating by an internet of things (IoT) device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring a length of a drxCycle;
configuring a starting subframe of the drxCycle;
configuring, by the IoT device, a length of a first timer specifying a time in which the IoT device remains in an active state of discontinuous reception (DRX) operation;
starting, by the IoT device, the first timer when a second timer expires;
monitoring, by the IoT device, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH); and
stopping, by the IoT device, the first timer when the monitored PDCCH indicates a transmission for the IoT device,
wherein the starting subframe of the drxCycle is determined by [(SFN*10)+sf?SS_Offset]modulo DRX=drxStartOffset modulo DRX where an SFN is a system frame number, an sf is a subframe number within a system frame, an SS_Offset is a PDCCH search space offset from a subframe 0, a DRX is a length of a drxCycle in a subframe, and a drxStartOffset is an offset of the starting subframe of the drxCycle from the subframe 0.

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. 10,397,456

APPARATUS FOR INSPECTING EDGE OF SUBSTRATE

Corning Precision Materia...

1. An apparatus for inspecting an edge portion of a substrate, comprising:a first right-angled prism disposed above an edge portion of a substrate such that an inclined surface thereof is directed toward an upper surface of the edge portion of the substrate;
a second right-angled prism disposed below the edge portion of the substrate such that an inclined surface thereof is directed toward a lower surface of the edge portion of the substrate;
a lighting part directly irradiating the edge portion of the substrate with light; and
a photographing part disposed adjacent to the edge portion of the substrate, wherein the photographing part takes an image of the upper surface of the edge portion of the substrate from light that has passed through the first right-angled prism, an image of the lower surface of the edge portion of the substrate from light that has passed through the second right-angled prism, and an image of an end surface of the edge portion of the substrate;
wherein the lighting part is disposed on a side of the edge portion of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,396,631

DUAL INVERTER AND ELECTRIC MOTOR SPLIT-FLOW COOLING SYSTEM

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

1. A cooling system, comprising:a cooling supply chamber disposed adjacent to and along a length of an inverter, the cooling supply chamber configured to receive coolant;
a first cooling channel extending from and in fluid connection with the cooling supply chamber, the first cooling channel following a path arranged to cool a first area of the inverter;
a second cooling channel extending from and in fluid connection with the cooling supply chamber, the second cooling channel following a path arranged to cool a different second area of the inverter, wherein the first cooling channel ends at a first outlet, and wherein the second cooling channel ends at a different second outlet;
a first motor cooling channel interconnected with the first outlet of the first cooling channel, the first motor cooling channel configured to follow a length of a first electric motor; and
a second motor cooling channel interconnected with the second outlet of the second cooling channel, the second motor cooling channel configured to follow a length of a second electric motor, wherein the first and second motor cooling channels interconnect to a single cooling system exit channel.

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. 10,395,440

BATTERY AGNOSTIC PROVISIONING OF POWER

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

1. A method for provisioning an amount of power for one or more vehicles, the method comprising:receiving, at a service provider system and over a communications network, a request indicating a requirement for an amount of power for the one or more vehicles, the request indicating the requirement for the amount of power for the one or more vehicles individually or in total;
reading, by the service provider system, a set of management rules from one or more databases;
reading, by the service provider system, a set of service configuration information from one or more databases;
reading, by the service provider system, a set of vehicle specific information for the one or more vehicles from one or more databases;
determining, by the service provider system, one or more power sources to meet the requirement for the amount of power for the one or more vehicles based on applying the management rules and using the set of service configuration information and the set of vehicle information;
providing, from the service provider system over the communications network to a controller of a battery exchange facility, an indication of the determined power sources; and
operating, by the controller of the battery exchange facility, equipment of the battery exchange facility to affect a battery exchange on the one or more vehicles based on the indication of the determined power sources.

US Pat. No. 10,395,125

OBJECT DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION WITH FOURIER FANS

SMR PATENTS S.A.R.L., Lu...

1. A system comprising:an image sensor configured to capture an image from an environment surrounding the system, the image from the environment surrounding the system including one or more keypoints;
extracting circuitry communicatively coupled to the image sensor and configured to extract at least one feature value from at least one of the one or more keypoints in the image from the environment surrounding the system;
query point evaluation circuitry communicatively coupled to the image sensor and the extracting circuitry and configured to classify an object by sampling a periodic descriptor function for a query point in the image from the environment surrounding the system to produce a sample value, the periodic descriptor function depending on the distance between at least one of the one or more keypoints and the query point in complex space, the periodic descriptor function further depending on at least one feature value extracted from at least one of the one or more keypoints in the image from the environment surrounding the system, wherein:
the periodic descriptor function is defined as:

 where N is the number of keypoints in the image from the environment surrounding the system in the neighborhood of the query point, zc is the query point represented in complex space, zk is the kth keypoint, ƒ(zk) is the feature value of the kth keypoint, and ? is the continuous independent variable of the descriptor function F(?), or
the periodic descriptor function is a scale-invariant or rotation invariant function defined as:
whereinanda signal bus configured to transmit a signal to the operator of the system if the sample value satisfies an alert condition.

US Pat. No. 10,393,866

DETECTING PRESENCE BASED ON WIRELESS SIGNAL ANALYSIS

Cognitive Systems Corp., ...

1. A presence detection method comprising:detecting motion of an object in a space by analyzing a first set of signals for motion in the space, the first set of signals based on wireless signals transmitted through the space on a wireless communication link in a wireless communication network according to a wireless communication protocol between a first wireless communication device and a second wireless communication device in a first time period;
detecting lack of motion in the space by analyzing a second set of signals for motion in the space, the second set of signals based on wireless signals transmitted through the space on the wireless communication link in the wireless communication network according to the wireless communication protocol between the first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication device in a second, subsequent time period; and
detecting whether the object was present in the space during the second time period by analyzing the second set of signals for presence in the space.

US Pat. No. 10,392,396

1,5-DISUBSTITUTED 1,2,3-TRIAZOLES ARE INHIBITORS OF RAC/CDC42 GTPASES

University of Puerto Rico...

1. A compound of formula (II),
wherein R1 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, 3-to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl; wherein each hydrogen atom in C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl is independently optionally substituted by deuterium, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, or —OR5;
each R2 is independently deuterium, halogen, —OH, —CN, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, —OR6, —C(O)OR6, —C(O)NR6R7, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —NHC(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —CO2H, —C(O)OC1-C6 alkyl, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —C(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —SC1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl); wherein each hydrogen atom in C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl and C6-C10 aryl is independently optionally substituted by deuterium, halogen, —OH, —CN, —OR6, —OC1-C6 alkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —NHC(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —NHC(O)NH2, —NHC(O)NHC1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)NH2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)NHC1-C6 alkyl, —NHC(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —NHC(O)OC1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)OC1-C6 alkyl, —NHS(O)(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHS(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHS(O)NH2,—NHS(O)2NH2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)NH2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2NH2, —NHS(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHS(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHS(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —NHS(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —CO2H, —C(O)OC1-C6 alkyl, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —C(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —SC1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —P(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —P(O)(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —C3-C6 cycloalkyl, or 3-to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl;
R3 is independently H, deuterium, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, 3-to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, C6-C10 aryl-(C6-C10 aryl), C1-C6 alkyl-(NHR8), C1-C6 alkyl-(OR8), C6-C10 aryl-(OR8), C1-C6 alkyl-(NR8R9), or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl; wherein each hydrogen atom in C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, 3-to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl is optionally substituted by deuterium, halogen, —OH, oxo, —OR8, —NHR8, —CN, —OC1-C6 alkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —NH(C6-C10 aryl), —NH(C6-C10 aryl)-N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —NHC(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —NHC(O)NH2, —NHC(O)NHC1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)NH2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)NHC1-C6 alkyl, —NHC(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —NHC(O)OC1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)OC1-C6 alkyl, —NHS(O)(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHS(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHS(O)NH2,—NHS(O)2NH2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)NH2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2NH2, —NHS(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHS(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHS(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —NHS(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —CO2H, —C(O)OC1-C6 alkyl, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —C(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —SC1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —P(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —P(O)(C1-C6 alkyl)2, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C6 cycloalkyl, 3-to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C1-C6 alkyl-(3-to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl), —CF3, —CHF2, or —CH2F;
each R5, R6, R7, R8, and R9 is independently H, deuterium, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, C1-C6 alkyl-(3-to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl), heteroaryl, —S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, —CF3, —CHF2, or —CH2F, wherein each hydrogen in C6-C10 aryl is optionally substituted by C3-C6 cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, or —CH2CN; and
x is 0, 1, 2, or 3;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,392,000

VEHICLE DRIVE AND METHOD WITH ELECTROMECHANICAL VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, Os...

1. A vehicle drive comprising:a gear set comprising a sun gear, a ring gear, and planetary gears, the planetary gears coupling the sun gear to the ring gear, wherein the planetary gears are rotatably supported by a planetary gear carrier;
a first motor/generator coupled to the gear set;
a second motor/generator at least selectively rotationally engaged with the gear set, wherein the second motor/generator is electrically coupled to the first motor/generator by an electrical power transmission system, wherein the first motor/generator and the second motor/generator are electrically coupled without an energy storage device configured to at least one of (a) provide electrical energy to the first motor/generator or the second motor/generator to power the first motor/generator or the second motor/generator and (b) be charged by electrical energy from the first motor/generator or the second motor/generator;
an engine at least selectively coupled to the gear set and selectively coupled to the second motor/generator; and
a clutch configured to selectively engage the second motor/generator to the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,391,927

VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

ZKW Group GmbH, Wieselbu...

1. A vehicle headlight (1, 11) comprising:at least one light source (2, 12);
at least one projection optical system (4, 14);
at least one control device (5);
at least one output unit (6); and
at least one optoelectronic component (7, 17) having a controllable arrangement of several individually adjustable optoelectronic elements (8) in the form of a two-dimensional matrix, wherein an image resolution is defined by the product of the number of rows and columns of the matrix,
wherein the vehicle headlight (1, 11) is configured to emit light from the at the least one light source (2, 12) in the direction of the at least one optoelectronic component (7, 17) and to modulate the light by the at least one optoelectronic component (7, 17), and to radiate it at least partially in the direction of the at least one projection optical system (4, 14) and form a light image in front of a vehicle,
wherein the at least one control device (5) is connected to the at least one output unit (6), and the at least one output unit (6) is connected to the at least one optoelectronic component (7, 17) for actuating the optoelectronic element (8), and
wherein:
on a side of the at least one control device (5), at least one light model (20) is stored in the form of a plurality of nodes (9),
the at least one control device (5) is designed to form, from the at least one light model (20), image data (21) in the form of a two-dimensional matrix-like situational light distribution with a situational image resolution which is defined by the product of the number of rows and columns of the situational light distribution, wherein the situational image resolution is substantially higher than the plurality of nodes (9) of the light model, and the image data (21) is formed by interpolation from the nodes (9), and
the image data (21) is transmitted from the at least one control device (5) to the at least one optoelectronic component (7, 17) by the at least one output unit (6).

US Pat. No. 10,390,693

METHOD AND MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR OPTICALLY MEASURING AN OBJECT

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A measurement system for optically measuring an object, comprising a dental camera and an optical attachment, wherein the optical attachment includes at least one lens, which is shaped and arranged in such a way that the optical attachment has a negative focal length, so that a measurement field or a measurement volume of the dental camera is enlarged by the optical attachment and wherein the teeth of a patient are measured by means of the dental camera, and a first image of the teeth is generated, wherein at least one portion of the face of the patient is measured by means of the dental camera with the optical attachment with the enlarged measurement field or measurement volume; and a second image of the face is generated, wherein subsequently the first image of the teeth and the second image of the face are registered to form a composite image.
US Pat. No. 10,391,171

MULTI-SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES FOR CROSS-NEUTRALIZATION OF MULTIPLE FILOVIRUS GLYCOPROTEINS

Albert Einstein College o...

1. A composition comprising (1) a first single chain variable fragment (scFv) comprising at least one complementarity-determining region (CDR) directed to a membrane glycoprotein pre-fusion core of a first species of filovirus, which first scFv is covalently joined to (2) a first polypeptide of an immunoglobulin G (IgG) comprising at least one CDR directed to a membrane glycoprotein pre-fusion core of a second species of filovirus, wherein the first species of filovirus and second species of filovirus are different species, wherein the first scFv comprises (i) SEQ ID NOS: 9 and 11, or (ii) SEQ ID NOS: 13 and 15, and wherein the IgG comprises (i) SEQ ID NOS: 13 and 15, or SEQ ID NOS: 9 and 11, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,398,000

LED STRUCTURE WITH A DYNAMIC SPECTRUM AND A METHOD

illumiPure Corp, Houston...

1. A method of adjusting an emission spectrum of a light emitting structure, the light emitting structure comprising a first light emitting semiconductor source emitting at a first peak of a first wavelength, and a second light emitting semiconductor source emitting at a second peak of a second wavelength, wherein the first and second light emitting semiconductor sources are electrically connected in series, the method comprising:supplying a common current of a first magnitude to the serially-connected first and second light emitting semiconductors sources, wherein the first and second wavelengths excite at least one wavelength conversion material to respectively produce emission peaks in the emission spectrum at third and fourth wavelengths, wherein an intensity of the peaks at the third and fourth wavelengths in the emission spectrum comprises a first ratio in response to the first magnitude of the common current; and
supplying a common current of a second magnitude to the serially-connected first and second light emitting semiconductors sources, wherein the intensity of the peaks at the third and fourth wavelengths in the emission spectrum comprises a second ratio in response to the second magnitude of the common current, wherein the second ratio is different from the first ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,397,960

INITIAL ACCESS CHANNEL FOR SCALABLE WIRELESS MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A transmitter configured to serve a cell, the transmitter comprising:one or more processing elements; and
one or more memories having program instructions stored thereon that are executable by the one or more processing elements to cause the transmitter to:
transmit, via an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) wireless communication system having a system bandwidth, at least a synchronization channel, wherein the synchronization channel comprises a primary synchronization channel and a secondary synchronization channel, wherein the primary synchronization channel is modulated by at least one primary synchronization sequence, and wherein the at least one primary synchronization sequence is a sequence selected from a set of two or more possible primary synchronization sequences common to multiple cells of a wireless communications system;
wherein the secondary synchronization channel is transmitted three OFDM symbols prior to each transmission of the primary synchronization channel.

US Pat. No. 10,397,803

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIRECTIONAL MESH NETWORKS WITH JOINT BACKHAUL AND ACCESS LINK DESIGN

IDAC Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A method for configuring a millimeter wave (mmW) mesh network, the method comprising:receiving, from a candidate node configured for millimeter wave communication, a request to join the mmW mesh network;
sending, to the candidate node, a mesh neighbor candidate list comprising mmW nodes identified as candidate mesh neighbors for the candidate node;
determining a mmW signal strength of the candidate node at a location;
testing that the candidate node conforms to a requirement of the mmW mesh network;
sending, to the candidate node, deployment aid information to help avoid mmW signal shadowing, the deployment aid information comprising the mmW signal strength of the candidate node at the location and a suggested geographic location for the candidate node;
determining a mmW node included in the mesh neighbor candidate list sent to the candidate node; and
sending, to the mmW node a request to perform a beam refinement procedure based on an indication that the candidate node conforms to the requirement of the mmW mesh network.

US Pat. No. 10,396,921

MULTI-LANE SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD, SYNCHRONIZATION APPARATUS AND SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

Sanechips Technology Co.,...

1. A synchronization method, comprising:forming N data frames, a frame header of each of the N data frames comprising an identical frame header sequence, N being greater than or equal to 1 and less than or equal to the number of lanes M, and M being an integer not less than 2; and
sending the N data frames via N lanes, wherein different data frames are sent via different lanes,
wherein the frame header sequence is configured to perform frame synchronization between a receiving end and a sending end or to check frame synchronization;
the frame header of each of the N data frames further comprise system synchronization information, system synchronization information of different data frames sent at the same time is different, the system synchronization information and lane identification information of the lanes have a mapping relationship; and
the system synchronization information is configured to provide basis for the receiving end to detect system synchronization.

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. 10,393,404

HEAT EXCHANGER AND HOT WATER APPARATUS

NORITZ CORPORATION, Hyog...

1. A heat exchanger for exchanging heat between a heating gas which flows outside and water and/or hot water which flows inside, the heat exchanger comprising:a case including an inlet through which the heating gas flows in, an outlet that faces the inlet and through which the heating gas flows out, and a peripheral wall portion which connects the inlet and the outlet to each other;
a heat exchange portion including a plurality of heat transfer plates surrounded by the peripheral wall portion of the case and layered on one another, each of the plurality of heat transfer plates extending in a direction from the inlet toward the outlet; and
a straightening vane surrounded by the peripheral wall portion of the case and rectifying the heating gas, wherein
the straightening vane includes a top plate portion which covers the plurality of heat transfer plates so as to close a space between the plurality of heat transfer plates in end portions of the plurality of heat transfer plates in a direction intersecting with a direction of layering of the plurality of heat transfer plates when the heat exchange portion is viewed from the inlet toward the outlet,
an outermost heat transfer plate of the plurality of heat transfer plates includes at least any of an inflow portion through which the water and/or hot water flows in and an outflow portion through which the water and/or hot water flows out,
the top plate portion extends from the end portions of the plurality of heat transfer plates to an inner side relative to at least any of the inflow portion and the outflow portion in the direction intersecting with the direction of layering of the plurality of heat transfer plates when the heat exchange portion is viewed from the inlet toward the outlet,
the top plate portion includes a first top plate portion and a second top plate portion separate from the first top plate portion,
the first top plate portion extends from the end portions of the plurality of heat transfer plates to the inner side relative to the inflow portion in the direction intersecting with the direction of layering of the plurality of heat transfer plates when the heat exchange portion is viewed from the inlet toward the outlet, and
the second top plate portion extends from the end portions of the plurality of heat transfer plates to the inner side relative to the outflow portion in the direction intersecting with the direction of layering of the plurality of heat transfer plates when the heat exchange portion is viewed from the inlet toward the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,392,705

METHOD FOR PREPARING SHAPED METAL BODIES FOR COLD WORKING

Chemetall GmbH, Frankfur...

1. A method for treatment of shaped bodies comprising:contacting at least one shaped body with an aqueous acidic composition to form a conversion layer on a surface of the at least one shaped body, wherein the surface comprises iron or steel and a carbon content in a range of 0 to 2.06 wt. % and a chrome content in a range of 0 to <10 wt. % and wherein the surface is optionally galvanized or alloy galvanized and wherein the aqueous acidic composition consists essentially of:
water;
from 2 to 500 g/L oxalic acid calculated as anhydrous oxalic acid;
from 0.01 to 20 g/L of at least one catalyst based on guanidine calculated as nitroguanidine, nitrate calculated as sodium nitrate or combinations thereof;
optionally at least one thickening agent based on at least one compound of polyacrylamide, polyallylamine, polyethylene glycol, polysaccharide, polysiloxane, polyvinylamide, polyvinylamine or combinations thereof;
optionally a pigment for the flowability of the oxalic acid;
optionally at least one surfactant;
optionally drying the conversion layer to form a dried conversion layer comprising a layer weight in a range of 1.5 to 15 g/m2 measured by gravimetric determination according to DIN EN ISO 3892;
optionally contacting the conversion layer with a lubricant composition to form a lubricant layer; and
optionally drying the lubricant layer to form a dried lubricant layer;
wherein a pickling removal of the aqueous acidic composition is in a range of 1 to 6 g/m2 measured by gravimetric determination according to DIN EN ISO 3892, a ratio of pickling removal to layer weight PR:LW of the dried conversion layer is in a range of 0.30:1 to 0.75:1, and the dried conversion layer forms a firmly adherent coating on the surface, and
wherein the aqueous acidic composition is substantially free of halogen compounds, phosphorus compounds, sulfur compounds, and heavy metals other than iron and zinc.

US Pat. No. 10,391,652

BLADE SUPPORT FOR MULTI-BLADE RAZOR CARTIRDGES

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A razor blade unit comprising:a housing having a plurality of spaced apart support members, each support member having at least four pegs in a zig-zag arrangement with immediate adjacent pegs offset from each other the support members;
a guard arranged at a front portion of the housing;
a cap arranged at a rear portion of the housing;
a plurality of blades each comprising a sharp top edge and a bottom portion having opposing front and back sides and being arranged essentially in parallel between the guard and the cap, wherein only a single peg on each of the respective support members supports the front of each blade and only a single peg on each of the respective support members supports the back of each blade.

US Pat. No. 10,390,869

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

McGinley Engineered Solut...

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

US Pat. No. 10,390,801

ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, comprising:an ultrasonic probe including a plurality of piezoelectric transducers, and configured to generate ultrasonic waves in response to supplied driving pulse signals;
at least one pulser configured to output a driving pulse signal to at least one of the plurality of piezoelectric transducers;
a plurality of power supplies implemented by circuitry and associated with the at least one pulser to apply voltages to the at least one pulser for generation of the driving pulse signal; and
a controller implemented by circuitry, configured to alternately select, at predetermined timing, application of the voltages from the plurality of power supplies in a push pulse transmission period in shear wave elastography during which push pulses are transmitted by the ultrasonic probe so as to prevent voltage droop in the voltages applied to the at least one pulser, wherein
one of more power supplies of the plurality of power supplies that are not selected for the application of the voltages apply no voltage to the at least one pulser.

US Pat. No. 10,390,773

X-RAY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY APPARATUS, A TOP-PLATE CONTROL APPARATUS, AND A TOP-PLATE CONTROL METHOD

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. An X ray computed tomography apparatus, comprising:a gantry including an X ray tube configured to generate X rays and an X ray detector configured to detect the X rays transmitted through a subject;
a bed arranged at a front surface side of the gantry and including a top plate configured to move toward an opening of the gantry;
input interface circuitry configured to receive input of an imaging plan concerning imaging of the subject; and
control circuitry configured to control the bed so that the top plate does not move to a back surface side of the gantry when the input interface circuitry receives the input of the imaging plan indicative of imaging a part of the subject inserted from the back surface side into the opening.
US Pat. No. 10,391,749

POLY(VINYL ACETAL) RESIN COMPOSITIONS, LAYERS, AND INTERLAYERS HAVING ENHANCED PROPERTIES

Solutia Inc., St. Louis,...

1. An interlayer comprising:a first resin layer comprising a first poly(vinyl acetal) resin and a first plasticizer; and
a second resin layer adjacent to said first resin layer, wherein said second resin layer comprises a second poly(vinyl acetal) resin and a second plasticizer, wherein said second plasticizer is present in said second resin layer in an amount of at least 50 parts per hundred parts of resin (phr) and wherein the difference between the amount of said first plasticizer in said first resin layer and the amount of said second plasticizer in said second resin layer is more than 10 phr,
wherein at least one of said first and said second poly(vinyl acetal) resins comprises at least 5 weight percent of residues of an aldehyde other than n-butyraldehyde, based on the total weight of aldehyde residues of said first or said second poly(vinyl acetal) resin, and
wherein the glass transition temperature of said first resin layer is at least 3° C. higher than the glass transition temperature of said second resin layer, and wherein the absolute value of the difference between the refractive index of said first resin layer and the refractive index of said second resin layer is not more than 0.010;wherein the difference between the residual hydroxyl content of said first poly(vinyl acetal) resin and the residual hydroxyl content of said second poly(vinyl acetal) resin is at least 2 weight percent and wherein said interlayer has a haze value of less than 5 percent.
US Pat. No. 10,391,205

POLYMER FOR MEDICAL DEVICE, MEDICAL DEVICE MATERIAL AND MEDICAL DEVICE PREPARED FROM THE MATERIAL, AND MONOMER COMPOSITION FOR POLYMER FOR USE IN PRODUCTION OF MEDICAL DEVICE

National University Corpo...

1. A polymer having a structural unit derived from a glycerol group-containing monomer, and a structural unit derived from an unsaturated monomer having a structure in which an organic group having a structure site having 4 or more continuously-bound carbon atoms is bound to an ethylenically unsaturated group; andsatisfying a glass-transition temperature of ?5° C. or less and/or a glass-transition temperature of ?25° C. or less at a saturated water content.

US Pat. No. 10,398,045

PCB MOUNTED SECURITY SLOT

1. A portable electronic device with a locking system, comprising:an outer wall defining a housing of said portable electronic device, said outer wall including an access opening into an interior of said housing; a printed circuit board securely anchored to said housing of said portable electronic device; a security locking component in the form of a lock opening defined in a material slab, said lock opening being configured to receive a locking head of a lock system, said material slab comprising a metal flange with a front wall in which said opening is defined; and
wherein said security locking component is physically anchored to the printed circuit board in the housing of the portable electronic device, and
wherein said material slab is sufficiently sturdy to receive and hold said locking head of said lock system anchored to said printed circuit board via said security locking component without said access opening provided at said outer wall of said housing, and wherein said access opening is registered with and located directly adjacent to the lock opening, so as to enable passage of the locking head to the lock opening.

US Pat. No. 10,398,022

ADJUSTABLE FIXING DEVICE FOR A HEAT DISSIPATING COMPONENT AND RELATED ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Wiwynn Corporation, New ...

1. An adjustable fixing device applied to a heat dissipating component, comprising:a first connecting component having a first stopper portion;
a second connecting component detachably connected to the first connecting component, the second connecting component having a first screwing portion; and
a fixing component, having a main body, a second stopper portion and a second screwing portion, the main body comprising a first part and a second part, the second stopper portion being disposed on the first part to move relative to the first stopper portion according to rotation of the main body, the second screwing portion being disposed on the second part and configured to engage with the first screwing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,397,986

HEAT GENERATION APPARATUS USING PERMANENT MAGNETS

Tae Jin Kim, Seoul (KR) ...

1. A heat generation apparatus using permanent magnets, the heat generation apparatus comprising:a plurality of rotors fixedly mounted on a rotating shaft, and configured such that they are rotatable along with the rotating shaft with permanent magnets disposed thereon at predetermined intervals;
a heat generation part configured such that the rotors are contained therein to thus form a predetermined gap between the heat generation part and the rotors, and adapted to generate heat while the permanent magnets are being rotated;
a motor configured to serve as a source for rotation of the rotating shaft; and
a power transmission means configured to transfer rotation force of the motor to the rotating shaft;
wherein insertion slits are formed in each of the rotors by a plurality of partitions formed through an outer circumferential surface of the rotor, and the permanent magnets are inserted into the insertion slits and arranged such that N pole of each permanent magnet is disposed at an identical end portion of each of the insertion slits in a radial direction and S pole of each permanent magnet is disposed at an opposite end portion of each of the insertion slits in the radial direction, thereby generating repulsive force between two neighboring permanent magnets; and
wherein the rotors are 2 to 16 in number and are mounted on the rotating shaft at predetermined intervals, and walls made of a material that does not pass a line of magnetic force therethrough are each disposed between two adjacent ones of the rotors so that the rotors are disposed in an independent state.

US Pat. No. 10,397,950

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING SEQUENTIAL COMMUNICATION ON A WIRELESS CHANNEL

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method of managing communication on a wireless channel on which a first wireless communication device (WCD) and second WCD engage in a sequence of N data-ACK exchanges with each other, wherein N>1, wherein the sequence includes one or more non-final data-ACK exchanges and ends with a final data-ACK exchange, and wherein each data-ACK exchange consists of the first WCD transmitting application data to the second WCD and the second WCD transmitting a corresponding acknowledgement (ACK) message to the first WCD, the method comprising:transmitting within at least one of the one or more non-final data-ACK exchanges an indication of how many data-ACK exchanges remain in the sequence, wherein the indication comprises a count of how many data-ACK exchanges remain in the sequence, whereby the indication of how many data-ACK exchanges remain in the sequence can help a third WCD manage how many times to refrain from transmission on the channel,
wherein transmitting in the data-ACK exchange the indication of how many data-ACK exchanges remain in the sequence comprises at least one feature selected from the group consisting of (i) the first WCD transmitting in a header of the application data of the data-ACK exchange the indication of how many data-ACK exchanges remain in the sequence and (ii) the second WCD transmitting in a header of the ACK message of the data-ACK exchange the indication of how many data-ACK exchanges remain in the sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,397,936

METHOD FOR RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION FOR MULTIPLE COMPONENT CARRIER GROUPS AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving control information by a terminal for which multiple component carrier groups are configured in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, configuration information on transmission of first downlink control information (DCI), wherein the configuration information comprises a transmission period and a transmission offset of the first DCI;
receiving, from the base station, the first DCI, wherein the first DCI comprises common scheduling information for data for a component carrier group including one or more component carriers;
receiving, from the base station, second DCI, wherein the second DCI comprises specific scheduling information for the data for one of the one or more component carriers respectively; and
attempting to detect the common scheduling information in the first DCI and the specific scheduling information in the second DCI using the configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,910

CARRIER DETERMINATION FOR A DEVICE

LENOVO INNOVATIONS LIMITE...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor that determines a first carrier of a plurality of carriers for a first device to transmit first hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement feedback information;
a transmitter that:
transmits, to the first device, first downlink control information indicating the first carrier, wherein the first downlink control information further indicates a set of physical resource blocks within the first carrier to the first device; and
transmits second downlink control information to a second device, wherein the second downlink control information indicates the first carrier and the set of physical resource blocks within the first carrier for the second device to transmit second hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement feedback information; and
a receiver that:
receives the first hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement feedback information from the first device on the first carrier using the set of physical resource blocks; and
receives the second hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement feedback information from the second device on the first carrier using the set of physical resource blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,397,898

BASE STATION AND CHANNEL SELECTION METHOD THEREOF

Institute For Information...

1. A base station, having an overlapped coverage with at least one neighboring base station, a plurality of user equipments (UEs) being located within the overlapped coverage, the base station being able to configure a Primary Component Carrier (PCC) and a plurality of Secondary Component Carriers (SCCs), the PCC being a first Long Term Evolution (LTE) band, and at least one of the SCCs being not an LTE band, the base station comprising:a transceiver, being configured to receive a plurality of channel status parameters from the UEs, each of the channel status parameters corresponds to one of the SCCs; and
a processor, being electrically connected to the transceiver and configured to sort the SCCs according to the channel status parameters so that the SCCs have a first order, determine a subset of the SCCs as at least one candidate SCC according to the channel status parameters, determine a subset of the at least one candidate SCC as at least one available SCC by performing clear channel assessment (CCA) for each of the at least one candidate SCC according to the first order, and allocate the at least one available SCC to at least one of the UEs;
wherein the candidate SCC with a higher priority level according to the first order requires a fewer number of times of successfully performed CCA to become one of the at least one available SCC.

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. 10,397,616

CROSS-PLANE FILTERING FOR CHROMA SIGNAL ENHANCEMENT IN VIDEO CODING

VID SCALE, Inc., Wilming...

1. A method of video decoding, the method comprising:receiving a video signal and a high-pass filter that is optimized for the video signal;
applying the high-pass filter to a luma plane pixel of the video signal to determine a chroma offset; and
adding the chroma offset to a corresponding chroma plane pixel of the video signal.

US Pat. No. 10,397,504

CORRECTING LAG IN IMAGING DEVICES

Kidde Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A method of correcting image lag in an imaging pixel, comprising:converting electromagnetic radiation in an infrared waveband into a first pixel value;
receiving the first pixel value from a current frame;
converting electromagnetic radiation in the infrared waveband into at least one second pixel value;
receiving the at least one second pixel value from at least one of a prior frame and a subsequent frame;
determining a first filter coefficient for the first pixel value;
determining a second filter coefficient for the at least one second pixel value;
calculating a pixel output by adding (a) a product of the first pixel value and the first filter coefficient to (b) a product of the at least one second pixel value and the corresponding second filter coefficient to compensate for image lag in the first pixel value; and
displaying an image on a display device using the calculated pixel output.

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. 10,395,811

INDUCTIVE SENSOR TUNING USING A PERMEABLE PASTE MIXTURE

Simmonds Precision Produc...

1. An inductive sensor comprising:an annular core body comprising a first end adjacent an active face of the sensor and a second end axially opposite the first end;
a coil wound on the core body;
a central axial cavity extending fully through the core body from the first end to the second end, the cavity having a height and a cross-sectional area that together define a fixed volume; and
a tuning material situated within the cavity and extending axially from the first end through a subset of the height and occupying the entire cross-sectional area along the subset of the height such that it fills a controlled portion of the fixed volume ranging from twenty-five percent to two-thirds of the fixed volume;
wherein the tuning material comprises a mixture of an epoxy material and at least one of a soft magnetic or paramagnetic material;
wherein a coefficient of thermal expansion of the tuning material and the core body is the same; and
wherein the controlled portion of the fixed volume filled with the tuning material controls an inductance of the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,395,801

MECHANICAL ASSEMBLY BY MEANS OF AUTOGENOUS RIVETING

LEGRAND FRANCE, Limoges ...

1. A method of assembling a multi-strand cable having a plurality of strands aligned along a first direction at a height of a support having a slot formed in a plane perpendicular to a first direction and having two convex edges facing each other, the method comprising:performing a pre-compacting operation of the multi-strand cable;
subsequent to the pre-compacting operation, performing a pre-heating operation of the multi-strand cable;
subsequent to the performing a pre-heating operation, performing a riveting operation with a first tool comprising a die, a blank holder, and a punch, wherein the riveting operation comprises:
embossing a portion of the multi-strand cable in an area corresponding to the slot in order that the embossed portion of the multi-strand cable penetrates in the slot and bypasses the two convex edges;
compacting the embossed portion of the multi-strand cable around the slot;
creeping the multi-strand cable in the area so that the plurality of strands are joined together and with the support;
optimizing a distribution of compacted material of the multi-strand cable on the convex edges via an imprint formed in the die, dimensions of which are adapted to distribute material coming from the multi-strand cable over a surface of the two convex edges; and
wherein the support is disposed in the die at a height of the slot and the punch applies on the multi-strand cable in the area of the slot of the support; and
wherein the blank holder allows guiding the punch to perform the embossing and compacting and creeping a portion of the multi-strand cable on a side of a face of the support facing the multi-strand cable.

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. 10,394,498

PRINT CONTROL APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR CONTROLLING ENCRYPTED COMMUNICATION AND PRINT PROCESSING

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a communication control unit configured to control encrypted communication; and
a print control unit configured to control print processing,
wherein, in a case where an encrypted common key is decrypted, the communication control unit is assigned with a first priority, and the print control unit is assigned with a second priority higher than the first priority, and
wherein resource distribution of the with respect to the communication control unit and the print control unit is determined according to the priorities.

US Pat. No. 10,393,836

ACTIVE RESISTIVE SHIMMING FOR MRI DEVICES

ViewRay Technologies, Inc...

1. An active resistive shim coil comprising:two quadrants connected in series to a first power channel and disposed on opposing sides of a central plane; and
another two quadrants connected in series to a second power channel and disposed on the opposing sides of the central plane.

US Pat. No. 10,393,789

GROUND FAULT TESTER

SIEMENS MOBILITY, INC., ...

1. A ground fault tester (GFT) for use with an Event Analyzer and Recorder, the ground fault tester (GFT) comprising:an AC source (Vd) configured to feed into a nodal supposition circuit through a resistor (Rd), the nodal supposition circuit switched to a ground (GND) through a relay device (K), wherein a DC/battery powered equipment (DPE) is being monitored for a ground fault by the ground fault tester (GFT) and is coupled to the nodal supposition circuit and a virtual resistor (Ri) that represents a ground leak resistance for flowing a leakage current (Ileak) to the ground (GND);
a signal conditioning unit having a linear gain coupled to the resistor (Rd) and the nodal supposition circuit to receive a raw signal (Vs) for monitoring a ground fault and output a voltage signal (Vr);
an adjustable threshold module (TH) to provide a threshold voltage (Vth);
a comparator to receive the voltage signal (Vr) and the threshold voltage (Vth) to compare two voltages (Vr), (Vth) and output a signal indicative of the ground fault; and
a controller to receive a test request command and output a GFT output, the controller to control the relay device (K) for flowing a test current (Itest) to the ground (GND) from the nodal supposition circuit,
wherein the controller to receive the signal indicative of the ground fault and control the adjustable threshold module (TH) to selectively vary the threshold voltage (Vth) in order to verify whether the signal conditioning unit is functional or not based on a disappearance of an alarm signal when a delta output from the signal conditioning unit is proportional or not to a delta stimulus, introduced by engaging a known test resistance (Rt1) and (Rt2) in parallel with an existing ground leak resistance, to the signal conditioning unit responsive to the test request command.

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. 10,393,470

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. 10,393,453

METHOD FOR DETECTING DEFICIENCIES IN A COOLING TOWER OF A THERMAL FACILITY IN OPERATION

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE, P...

1. Method for remedying deficiencies in a cooling tower of a thermal facility in operation in a given environment comprising the implementation of the steps of:(a) Measurement, by a plurality of sensors, of a set of values of physical parameters relating to the cooling tower, at least one of which being an endogenous parameter specific to the operation of the cooling tower and at least one exogenous parameter specific to said environment;
(b) Calculation, by a data processor, of at least one expected optimum value of said endogenous parameter as a function of said values of the physical parameters and a model;
(c) Determination, by the data processor, of at least one potentially deficient function of the cooling tower as a function of the disparity between the measured value and the expected optimum value of said endogenous parameter and/or the variation of said disparity;
(d) Testing, by the data processor, of each function of the cooling tower determined as potentially deficient;
(e) Triggering of an alarm for intervention on the cooling tower, by the data processor, if at least one function of the cooling tower is evaluated as being deficient in the test;
wherein step (c) comprises the periodic calculation of a mean value over a given time interval of the disparity between the measured value and the expected optimum value of said endogenous parameter; and wherein the variation of the disparity between the measured value and the expected optimum value of said endogenous parameter is defined at step (c) as the difference between two consecutive mean values of said disparity, step (c) comprising the comparison of this difference with a plurality of predetermined thresholds.

US Pat. No. 10,393,342

LIGHTING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE AND MOTOR VEHICLE HAVING THE LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH., Munich (DE)...

1. A lighting device for a motor vehicle, the lighting device comprising:at least one light source; and
at least one layer of a lacquer embodied such that light is coupled into the lacquer for achieving a luminous effect;
wherein scattering particles are provided in the lacquer for output coupling of the light;
at least one reflection structure or output coupling structure on the lacquer for the purpose of influencing a luminance curve where the structure comprises at least one of:
on a light output surface of the lacquer, and
on a surface of the lacquer facing away from the light output surface;
wherein the at least one reflection structure or output coupling structure is an elevation or a depression in the light output surface and/or the surface facing away from the light output surface.

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. 10,392,176

BUFFER STRUCTURE AND PACKAGING BOX

HKC Corporation Limited, ...

1. A buffer structure, applied to a packaging box of a display panel, the packaging box comprising a box body, wherein the buffer structure comprises:a fixing frame, the fixing frame comprises at least one mounting plate and at least one supporting plate, the mounting plate connects to the box body, and the supporting plate defines an adjusting hole;
at least one adjusting component, the adjusting component comprises at least one adjusting rod, at least one first locking member, and at least one second locking member, the adjusting rod passes through the adjusting hole along the extending direction of the adjusting rod, and comprises a connecting part consistent with the extending direction, the first locking member and the second locking member connect to the connecting part at two sides of the supporting plate, and clamp the supporting plate; and
a buffer member, connected to an end face of the adjusting rod, and located at a side of the second locking member away from the supporting plate, adjusting joint positions of the first locking member and the second locking member on the connecting part to change a space between the supporting plate and the buffer member.

US Pat. No. 10,391,721

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING A PLY OF MATERIAL OF A COMPOSITE COMPONENT ALONG AN ARCUATE SURFACE

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A device for positioning a ply of material of a composite component along an arcuate surface, the ply comprising two end portions and a plurality of fiber tows extending longitudinally between the two end portions, the arcuate surface having a curved edge and a planar surface extending from the curved edge, the device comprising:two curving units, each curving unit being disposed at opposed ends of the arcuate surface and including:
a clamp adapted to clamp an end portion of the ply when a first longitudinal edge portion of the ply is placed along the curved edge; and
a base supporting the clamp, the base being rotatable about a pivot axis normal to the base between a first position and a second position, wherein rotation about the pivot axis is operative to cause:
rotating of the two opposed end portions of the ply, each about the corresponding pivot axis normal to the ply;
sliding of at least some of the plurality of fiber tows relative to each other; and
substantial aligning of the plurality of fiber tows in a curved direction along the arcuate surface.

US Pat. No. 10,391,125

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR STIMULATING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE USING NANOSECOND PULSED ELECTRIC FIELDS

PULSE BIOSCIENCES, INC., ...

1. A method for stimulating an immune response to a disease in a subject, the method comprising:determining a target treatment energy based on a size and a type of a tumor in the subject;
selecting or allowing selection of a number of pulses, an amplitude of at least 10 kilovolts per centimeter, or a pulse length of between 0.1 nanoseconds and 1000 nanoseconds for sub-microsecond pulsed electric fields based on the determined target treatment energy; and
applying to the tumor, using a plurality of electrodes positioned in or around the tumor or a portion thereof, the sub-microsecond pulsed electric fields having the selected number of pulses, the selected amplitude, or the selected pulse length.
US Pat. No. 10,391,165

RECOMBINANT HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS 2 (HSV-2) VACCINE VECTORS

ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE O...

1. A method of eliciting an immune response in a first subject against an HSV-2 and/or HSV-1 infection, comprising effectuating passive transfer to the first subject of an amount of a product from a second subject immunized with HSV-2 having a deletion of the entire HSV-2 glycoprotein D-encoding gene in the genome thereof and wherein said HSV-2 is phenotypically complemented with a herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) glycoprotein D by propagating said HSV-2 in a complementing cell expressing said HSV-1 glycoprotein D, wherein the product comprises antibodies induced thereby, effective to elicit an immune response against an HSV-2 and/or HSV-1 infection in the first subject.
US Pat. No. 10,392,455

PROCESS FOR CONTROLLING THE POLYMER COMPOSITION OF AN ETHYLENE COPOLYMER OBTAINED BY A CATALYST SYSTEM COMPRISING A TRANSITION METAL CATALYST COMPONENT AND A ZIEGLER CATALYST COMPONENT

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A method of preparing an ethylene copolymer composition comprising:forming the ethylene copolymer composition by copolymerizing ethylene and at least one other olefin in a single stage in the presence of a polymerization catalyst system comprising:
(i) at least one late transition metal catalyst component (A) selected from the group consisting of iron, nickel, palladium and cobalt,
(ii) at least one Ziegler catalyst component (B), and
(iii) at least one activating compound (C),
wherein the ethylene copolymer composition has a vinyl group concentration per 1000 carbons of 0.96 or less,
wherein the ethylene copolymer composition comprises a first ethylene copolymer component derived from the at least one late transition metal catalyst component (A) and a second ethylene copolymer component derived from the at least one Ziegler catalyst component (B),
wherein the forming step further includes the step of:
adding an alkyl alkoxy silane or a dialkyl ether, wherein the relative amount of the first ethylene copolymer component derived from the at least one late transition metal catalyst component (A) is increased relative to the second ethylene copolymer component, or adding a saturated halogenated hydrocarbon, wherein the relative amount of the second ethylene copolymer component derived from the at least one Ziegler catalyst component (B) is increased relative to the first ethylene copolymer component;
wherein the ratio of (C) to (A) is from 20,000:1 to 1:1, and the ratio of (B) to (A) is from 500:1 to 1:100.
US Pat. No. 10,391,704

METHOD TO MANUFACTURE A RAZOR HANDLE

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A method to manufacture a razor handle, said method comprising the steps of:a) providing a material which is formable by hand
b) forming a handle model from said moldable material by hand
c) creating a 3D point cloud from said handle model
d) creating a 3D CAD file of said 3D point cloud of said handle model
e) creating a connection point for a razor cartridge in said 3D CAD file of said handle
f) 3D printing said connection point and handle.

US Pat. No. 10,398,062

HEAT EXCHANGER, MACHINE CABINET USING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING HEAT EXCHANGER

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A heat exchanger, comprising:a chassis enclosing an accommodating space and having a mounting opening at a bottom of the accommodating space, and an outer outlet at a lateral of the accommodating space;
a cooling core installed in the accommodating space and disposed above the mounting opening;
an external circulation fan module installed into the accommodating space from the mounting opening and disposed between the outer outlet and the mounting opening; and
a cover plate having a plurality of holes and configured to cover the mounting opening and combine with the chassis;
wherein,
outside air enters from the holes into the accommodating space and flows through the cooling core, and then exchanges heat with the cooling core, and flows out from the outer outlet,
the external circulation fan module includes an axial fan and a fan frame, the external circulation fan module is fixed within the chassis by the fan frame, and the cover plate is locked onto the fan frame to integrate with the chassis, and
the fan frame has at least one flap, and the flap perpendicularly extends from the fan frame toward the cover plate and has a locking hole.

US Pat. No. 10,398,056

NEAR REAL-TIME CUSTOM SERVER ASSEMBLY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

5. A method comprising:receiving first and second requests for custom assembled servers;
assembling the custom assembled servers at a data center using robots located at the data center, wherein:
for the first request, the first request being for custom assembled servers of a particular type requested in lower volumes, the custom assembled servers of the particular type are assembled autonomously by respective ones of the robots; and
for the second request, the second request being for custom assembled servers of another type requested in higher volumes, the custom assembled servers of the other type are assembled by respective groups of the robots working in coordination with one another;
installing the custom assembled servers in unoccupied slots of a server mounting structure at the data center; and
making the custom assembled servers available to execute a workload on behalf of a requestor of the custom assembled servers.

US Pat. No. 10,398,035

COMPONENT PLACEMENT DEVICE

1. A component placement device for placing a component on a substrate, the component placement device comprising:a holder movable in a main direction; and
a nozzle for picking up a component, the nozzle being movable relative to the holder in a direction opposite the main direction,
the nozzle being provided with a passage connected to a vacuum source and to an opening of a component pickup part,
the nozzle being provided with an opening in a wall of the nozzle located between the vacuum source and the opening, the opening being in communication with the passage,
the holder being provided with a channel in communication with the opening and the passage via a closable connection,
wherein a fluid flow channel including at least part of the passage, the opening, and the channel is configured to be opened or closed by the nozzle at the closable connection upon movement of the nozzle relative to the holder in the direction opposite to the main direction.

US Pat. No. 10,398,034

METHODS OF ETCHING CONDUCTIVE FEATURES, AND RELATED DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A method of making a device patterned with one or more electrically conductive features, the method comprising:depositing a conductive material layer over an electrically insulating surface of a substrate;
depositing an anti-corrosive material layer over the conductive material layer;
depositing an etch-resist material layer over the anti-corrosive material layer, the etch-resist material layer and the anti-corrosive material layer forming a bi-component etch mask in a pattern resulting in covered portions of the conductive material layer and exposed portions of the conductive material layer, the covered portions being positioned at locations corresponding to one or more conductive features of the device;
performing a wet-etch process to remove the exposed portions of the conductive material layer from the electrically insulating substrate; and
removing the bi-component etch mask to expose the remaining conductive material of the covered portions of the conductive material layer, thereby forming the one or more electrically conductive features of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,398,033

SUBSTRATE OR PANEL WITH RELEASABLE CORE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A device comprising:an adhesive layer;
a first foil coupled with a first side of the adhesive layer, the first foil including a first width in a cross-section of the device;
a second foil coupled with a second side of the adhesive layer at a first side of the second foil; the second side of the adhesive layer opposite the first side of the adhesive layer, the second foil including a second width in the cross-section of the device, the second width less than the first width; and
a base coupled to a second side of the second foil, the second side of the second foil opposite the first side of the second foil.

US Pat. No. 10,398,032

MODULAR EXPANSION CARD BUS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computing system comprising:a motherboard;
a tray; and
a plurality of expansion cards mounted on the tray,
wherein each of the expansion cards comprises:
a connector on a first edge of the respective expansion card configured to couple with a corresponding connector of the motherboard;
a connector on a second edge of the respective expansion card configured to couple with a corresponding connector of an adjacent one of the expansion cards; and
a mounting slot configured to restrict movement of the respective expansion card in a first direction and allow at least some movement of the respective expansion card in a second direction,
wherein the plurality of expansion cards mounted on the tray are configured to connect to one another and connect to the motherboard.

US Pat. No. 10,398,003

COLOR-CHANGING LIGHTING DYNAMIC CONTROL

Inception Innovations, In...

1. A method of controlling the general purpose color-changing lights on a premises, the method comprising:in a premises network connected to a service network, via the internet, the premises network having an electronic security system, a color-changing light controller, a plurality of general purpose color-changing lights controlled by the light controller and positioned throughout the premises and used as non-emergency, general purpose light sources providing illumination in rooms of the premises, a color-changing light gateway, and an internet router;
connecting the premises network, via the internet, to the service network, the service network having a server;
transmitting color-changing light control data between the service network, and the premises network; and using the color-changing light control data:
controlling the general purpose lights to emit a controlled lighting code via the color-changing light controller of the premises network by changing the color of light emitted from the general purpose lights from an initial color to a pattern of alternating colored light and white light, and communicating by the controlled lighting code an emergency condition of fire by alternating red and white light and an emergency condition requiring police by alternating blue and white light; and
placing control parameters limiting the control options available to a user for selective operation of the color-changing lights of the premises to prevent use of the controlled lighting code for non-emergency purposes.

US Pat. No. 10,397,994

LED BACKLIGHT DRIVING CIRCUIT AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) backlight driving circuit, comprising:a first LED string, located on a first branch circuit, comprising at least two LED lights;
a second LED string, located on a second branch circuit different from the first branch circuit, comprising at least two LED lights;
a first capacitor, connected electrically with the first LED string;
a second capacitor, connected electrically to the second LED string;
a boosted circuit, which has an input terminal electrically connected to the power source for power access, and an output terminal electrically connected to the first capacitor, the second capacitor, the first LED string, and the second LED string, respectively;
an LED controller, connected electrically to the boosted circuit, wherein in a first period, the LED controller is used for controlling the boosted circuit to supply power to the first branch circuit and to charge the first capacitor, and for controlling the boosted circuit to supply power to the second branch circuit and to charge the second capacitor; in a second period, the LED controller is used for controlling the boosted circuit to cut off the first branch circuit so that the first capacitor supplies power to the first branch circuit, and the LED controller is used for controlling the boosted circuit to cut off the second branch circuit so that the second capacitor supplies power to the second branch circuit;
wherein the boosted circuit comprises:
an inductor, having an input terminal for electrically connecting the power source;
a first diode, having an anode electrically connected to the output terminal of the inductor and a cathode electrically connected to a first end of the LED string and a positive terminal of the first capacitor, an other end of the first capacitor is electrically grounded;
a second diode, having an anode electrically connected to the output terminal of the inductor and a cathode electrically connected to the second end of the LED string and a positive terminal of the second capacitor, an other end of the second capacitor is electrically grounded;
a third diode, having an anode electrically connected to the negative terminal of the second LED string and a cathode electrically connected to the anode of the first diode;
a first transistor, having a drain electrically connected to the output terminal of the inductor and a source is electrically grounded and a control terminal electrically connected to the LED controller.

US Pat. No. 10,397,989

OVEN WITH TEMPERATURE PROBE

King Saud University, Ri...

1. An oven with a temperature probe, comprising:a housing having an upper wall, a lower wall, at least one sidewall and an open front end, the housing defining a cooking chamber for receiving food to be cooked therein, wherein the upper wall is hollow and has an upper panel and a lower panel with an open interior region being defined therebetween, an opening being formed through the lower panel such that the open interior region is in communication with the cooking chamber;
a door for selectively covering the open front end of the housing;
means for selectively cooking the food received within the cooking chamber;
a telescopic tube having opposed lower and upper ends, the lower end defining a probe tip and the upper end being mounted on the upper panel of the upper wall of the housing, whereby in a collapsed state, the telescopic tube is contained within the open interior region of the upper wall, and in an extended state, the telescopic tube extends through the opening formed through the lower panel and into the cooking chamber;
a temperature sensor mounted in the probe tip;
a driving mechanism for selectively driving collapse and extension of the telescopic tube; and
a controller in electrical communication with the temperature sensor for receiving temperature measurements therefrom, the temperature measurements being associated with an internal temperature of the food received within the cooking chamber when the telescopic tube is extended such that the probe tip is inserted into the food, the controller being in further electrical communication with the driving mechanism for driving collapse and extension of the telescopic tube for providing control signals thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,397,970

NEIGHBOR AWARENESS NETWORKING TREE MAPPING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless station, comprising:at least one antenna;
a first wireless interface and a second wireless interface, each configured to perform wireless communications; and
at least one processor communicatively coupled to one or more radios, wherein the one or more radios are associated with the first and second wireless interfaces;
wherein the at least one processor is configured to cause the wireless station to:
detect neighboring wireless stations that are configured to perform Wi-Fi communication, wherein the wireless station and the neighboring wireless stations are associated with a device cluster;
transmit a subscribe service discovery frame (SDF) to the neighboring wireless stations, wherein the subscribe SDF includes a parameter requesting discovery of neighboring non-Wi-Fi wireless stations;
receive respective publish SDFs from the neighboring wireless stations, wherein a respective publish SDF includes respective device information for a neighboring wireless station, wherein the respective device information includes a hop count parameter for the neighboring wireless station, and wherein the hop count parameter indicates a number of neighboring wireless stations between the wireless station and the neighboring wireless station;
receive a follow-up SDF, wherein the follow-up SDF includes services offered by a neighboring non-Wi-Fi wireless station; and
maintain a data structure containing mapping information for devices in the device cluster and a route to the neighboring non-Wi-Fi wireless station, wherein the data structure comprises the respective device information received from the neighboring wireless stations.

US Pat. No. 10,397,956

METHOD FOR TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION IN PARALLEL ON DUAL CHANNELS, AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for transmission and reception in parallel on dual channels, wherein the method comprises:determining, by an access point (AP), a first transmission duration of a first channel data packet transmitted on a first channel when detecting that the first channel is occupied by carrier sense multiple access (CSMA) contention, wherein when the first channel is used to transmit uplink data, determining the first transmission duration of the first channel data packet transmitted on the first channel comprises obtaining the first transmission duration of the first channel data packet from transmission information when the access point detects that there is transmission information comprising transmission duration before the first channel data packet is transmitted, and wherein determining the transmission duration comprises parsing preamble information of a first channel data packet to obtain the first transmission duration of the first channel data packet from the preamble information when the access point detects that there is no transmission information comprising transmission duration of a data packet before the first channel data packet is transmitted;
determining, by a clear channel assessment (CCA) detector, that a second channel is idle, wherein the second channel is used to transmit a second channel data packet, and wherein a transmission direction of the second channel data packet is opposite a transmission direction of the first channel data packet;
determining, using the first transmission duration, a second transmission duration corresponding to the second channel data packet; and
transmitting the second channel data packet on the second channel according to the second transmission duration, wherein an end time of transmission of the second channel data packet is not later than an end time of transmission of the first channel data packet.

US Pat. No. 10,397,953

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEVING RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a random access channel (RACH) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving first information related to transmission of at least one synchronization signal block (SSB), and second information related to (i) a plurality of RACH resources in which to transmit the RACH, and (ii) a time period within which to transmit the RACH in the plurality of RACH resources;
determining a mapping of the at least one SSB to at least one first RACH resource among the plurality of RACH resources within the time period, wherein the mapping comprises repeated mappings of the at least one SSB over the at least one first RACH resource by a positive integer number of times within the time period; and
transmitting the RACH in a RACH resource among the at least one first RACH resource that is mapped to the at least one SSB,
wherein the plurality of RACH resources further comprises at least one second RACH resource that remains unmapped to the at least one SSB after the positive integer number of repeated mappings of the at least one SSB over the at least one first RACH resource, and
wherein the RACH is not transmitted in the at least one second RACH resource that remains unmapped to the at least one SSB.

US Pat. No. 10,397,917

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR CONFIGURING CSI MEASUREMENTS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a base station for configuring interference measurements for a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving, from the UE, information indicating whether a channel state information interference measurement (CSI-IM) resource configuration restriction with respect to zero-power channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) configurations applies for the UE; and
configuring CSI-IM resources for the UE based on the information, wherein said configuring comprises configuring two or more CSI-IM resources for one CSI process for the UE when the information indicates that the CSI-IM resource configuration restriction with respect to zero-power CSI-RS configurations does not apply.

US Pat. No. 10,397,914

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLEXING TRANSMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of receiving wireless data by a wireless device from a wireless network, comprising:receiving, by the wireless device, a wireless packet including a preamble and a data portion, the preamble comprising first transmission control information within a first frequency range and second transmission control information within a second frequency range that does not overlap the first frequency range, the data portion including encoded first data within a third frequency range different than the first frequency range and encoded second data within a fourth frequency range different than the second frequency range and that does not overlap the third frequency range, the first transmission control information indicating the third frequency range, the second transmission control information indicating the fourth frequency range;
decoding the first transmission control information to determine whether the wireless device is identified by the first transmission control information; and
decoding the first data in response to the decoded first transmission control information identifying the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,909

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RECEIVING DOWNLINK SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a downlink control channel in a wireless communication system by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving first quasi co-located (QCL) information for a first control resource set and second QCL information for a second control resource set;
receiving a first demodulation reference signal (DMRS) included in the first control resource set and a second DMRS included in the second control resource set;
demodulating a first downlink control channel based on the first DMRS included in the first control resource set and the first QCL information; and
demodulating a second downlink control channel based on the second DMRS included in the second control resource set and the second QCL information.

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. 10,397,110

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. 10,396,889

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UNIT, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPENSATING FOR IONOSPHERIC GROUP DELAY

AIRBUS DS GMBH, Taufkirc...

1. A wireless communication unit for compensating for Ionospheric group delay in a satellite communication system, the wireless communication unit comprising:a receiver configured to receive only one single carrier frequency signal supporting a multi-carrier signal from a satellite; and
a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to:
process the single carrier frequency signal to produce a plurality of digital representations of individual carriers of the multi-carrier signal, wherein the processor being configured to process the single carrier frequency signal to produce a plurality of digital representations of individual carriers of the multi-carrier signal comprises the processor being configured to perform a phase evaluation of the multi-carrier signal to determine phases of the plurality of carrier signals of the multi-carrier signal;
detect a cycle slip for each of the plurality of the carrier signals of the multi-carrier signal and provide a cycle slip correction of the respective phases of the plurality of carrier signals of the multi-carrier signal;
estimate, from the plurality of digital representations of individual carriers of the multi-carrier signal, a Total Electron Content, TEC, value associated with a communication path between the satellite and the wireless communication unit through Earth's Ionosphere;
perform a frequency discriminator estimation of each of the cycle slip corrections of the respective phases and average a plurality of discriminator estimation combinations for the carrier signals to produce a TEC estimate value; and
apply compensation for Ionospheric group delay subjected to the multi-carrier signal based on the estimated TEC value.

US Pat. No. 10,396,862

COOPERATIVE MULTI-NODE MIMO FOR ENHANCED DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS

Eagle Technology, LLC, M...

1. A method for implementing cooperative multi-node multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) enhanced device-to-device wireless communications, comprising:decoding in one or more second wireless communication devices a first message included in a first wireless transmission received from a first wireless communication device;
autonomously performing operations by the one or more second wireless communication devices to
selectively determine whether each of the one or more second wireless communication devices should facilitate the communications of the first wireless communication device, and
assist the first wireless communication device with respect to communication of the first message to a third wireless communication device by subsequently transmitting the first message using the one or more second wireless communication devices, when a determination is made that the one or more second wireless communication devices should facilitate the communications of the first wireless communication device;
wherein transmission of the first message by the one or more second wireless communication devices is performed synchronously with at least one retransmission of the first message by the first wireless communication device at a predetermined re-transmission time known to both the first wireless communication device and the one or more second wireless communication devices.

US Pat. No. 10,396,700

MULTI-MOTOR SYSTEM, FREEZER COMPRISING THE SAME, AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING THEREOF

ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOT...

1. A multi-motor system, comprising an air inlet, an air outlet, and a plurality of electronically commutated motors (ECMs), wherein:each electronically commutated motor (ECM) comprises a motor controller and a motor body;
the motor controller comprises a control circuit board; the control circuit board is provided with a microprocessor and a unit for detecting an operation parameter of the ECM
the ECMs comprise a main ECM, and a plurality of subordinate ECMs;
the main ECM is connected to the subordinate ECMs via wire or wireless communication;
the microprocessor of the motor controller of the main ECM is connected to a first temperature detection unit and a second temperature detection unit; the first temperature detection unit and the second temperature detection unit are respectively disposed on the air inlet and the air outlet outside of the main ECM to detect a temperature T1 at the air inlet and a temperature T2 at the air outlet; the microprocessor automatically selects an operation parameter of the main ECM in accordance with a temperature difference between the temperature T1 and the temperature T2; and
in operation, the main ECM informs each subordinate ECM of the temperature T1 and the temperature T2, and each subordinate ECM selects an operation parameter of the subordinate ECM in accordance with the temperature T1 and the temperature T2; or, the main ECM sets up operation parameters for each subordinate ECM in accordance with the temperature T1 and the temperature T2, and orders each subordinate ECM to operate according to preset operation parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,396,180

METHOD FOR FORMING APPARATUS COMPRISING TWO DIMENSIONAL MATERIAL

EMBERION OY, Espoo (FI)

1. A method for forming a field effect transistor, said method comprising:providing a release layer with a smooth surface on a carrier substrate;
depositing source, gate and drain electrodes on the release layer;
depositing a mouldable polymer overlaying the source, gate and drain electrodes on the release layer, so that the source, gate and drain electrodes and the mouldable polymer form a planar surface against the smooth surface of the release layer;
removing the carrier substrate and the release layer;
providing a dielectric on the planar surface overlying the gate electrode and at least part of the source and drain electrodes;
depositing a layer of two dimensional material on the dielectric;
providing a first contact between the source electrode and the two dimensional material so that the contact provides a direct current path between the source electrode and the two dimensional material; and
providing a second contact between the drain electrode and the two dimensional material so that the contact provides a direct current path between the drain electrode and the two dimensional material.

US Pat. No. 10,396,019

MOLDED INTELLIGENT POWER MODULE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDU...

1. A method for fabricating an intelligent power module (IPM) for driving a motor, the method comprising the steps of:providing a leadframe comprising a first, second, third and fourth die paddles and a plurality of leads;
providing a first transistor attached to a top surface of the first die paddle, a second transistor attached to a top surface of the second die paddle, a third transistor attached to a top surface of the third die paddle, a fourth, fifth, and sixth transistors attached to a top surface of the fourth die paddle;
electrically connecting the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth transistors to the plurality of leads respectively;
providing a metal slug and a plurality of spacers; wherein the plurality of spacers are between the metal slug and the first, second, third and fourth die paddles; and wherein the plurality of spacers separate the metal slug from contacting the first, second, third, and fourth die paddles; and
applying a molding process to form a molding encapsulation enclosing the first, second, third, and fourth die paddles, the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth transistors and the plurality of spacers.

US Pat. No. 10,395,966

MICRO-TRANSFER-PRINTABLE FLIP-CHIP STRUCTURES AND METHODS

X-Celeprint Limited, Cor...

1. A method of making a semiconductor structure suitable for transfer printing, comprising:providing a support substrate;
providing a semiconductor support layer over the support substrate;
providing a semiconductor layer disposed over the semiconductor support layer;
forming a plurality of semiconductor devices disposed in, on, or over the semiconductor support layer, each of the semiconductor devices comprising one or more electrical contacts exposed on a side of the semiconductor device opposite the semiconductor support layer;
forming a connection post on each of the exposed electrical contacts, the connection posts extending in a direction away from the semiconductor support layer;
patterning the semiconductor layer to separate the semiconductor devices in order to form a corresponding plurality of completed semiconductor devices;
patterning the semiconductor support layer to expose a portion of the support substrate;
forming a patterned release layer on or over the plurality of completed semiconductor devices, the patterned release layer (i) in contact with portions of the patterned semiconductor support layer on which the complete semiconductor devices are disposed and (ii) in contact with at least a portion of the support substrate;
providing a handle substrate;
disposing a conformable bonding layer on the patterned release layer or on the handle substrate;
bonding the handle substrate to the patterned release layer with the bonding layer; and
removing the support substrate to expose at least a portion of the patterned semiconductor support layer.

US Pat. No. 10,395,784

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXTERNAL ALTERNATE SUPPRESSION POOL COOLING FOR A BWR

GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY...

1. A Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) external cooling system, comprising:a suppression pool configured to provide cooling for the BWR;
closed cooling coils contacting and coiled around a cross-sectional outer periphery of the suppression pool; and
a heat sink fluidly coupled to the cooling coils to provide a flow of cooling fluid through the cooling coils,
wherein the system does not breach the suppression pool or any other primary containment structure, and the suppression pool is a torus shape with the cross-sectional outer periphery being circular, the cooling coils encircling the circular cross-sectional outer periphery of the suppression pool.

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. 10,395,372

SYSTEMS, MEDIA, AND METHODS FOR PRE-PROCESSING AND POST-PROCESSING IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

University of Cincinnati,...

1. A system for image processing of a computer-modeled object to be fabricated, comprising:memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory, the processor being configured to:
receive object geometry data and support geometry data;
create sectional snapshots and generate a bounding box;
perform a boundary tracing operation on the sectional snapshots;
execute a contour mapping algorithm;
perform color-based segmentation of sectional snapshots and pixel segregation;
perform pixel dimension calculations utilizing a section bounding box;
perform pixel counting to calculate a sintering area and an associated time value; and
output slice contour points with respect to the object to be fabricated and the calculated sintering area and the associated time value.

US Pat. No. 10,395,156

CARDS, DEVICES, SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DYNAMIC SECURITY CODES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A device comprising:a signal generator operable to generate a signal selected from a timing signal, a counter signal, a random number generator signal, and combinations thereof;
a memory operable to store at least a first data set, a second data set, and a third data set;
a processor operable to generate a fourth data set based on at least one selected from the first data set, the second data set, and the third data set, and to determine a first code based on the fourth data set and the signal; and
a communication interface operable to communicate information associated with the signal and at least a portion of at least one selected from the first data set, the second data set, the third data set, the fourth data set, and the first code to a processing entity.

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. 10,393,972

OPTICAL SUBASSEMBLY AND OPTICAL MODULE

Lumentum Japan, Inc., Ka...

1. An optical subassembly comprising:a photodetector including a plurality of light-receiving elements and a plurality of element terminal groups which are respectively electrically connected to the plurality of light-receiving elements and are disposed to be aligned in order along a first direction; and
an electric signal controller including a plurality of IC terminal groups which are electrically connected to the plurality of element terminal groups and are disposed to be aligned in order along the first direction,
wherein the plurality of element terminal groups face the plurality of IC terminal groups while being separated from each other,
wherein any one of the element terminal group and the IC terminal group has a two-terminal configuration in which a first conductive type first connection terminal and a second conductive type second connection terminal are respectively disposed to be aligned along the first direction,
wherein the other one of the element terminal group and the IC terminal group has a three-terminal configuration in which a first conductive type third connection terminal and two second conductive type fourth connection terminals are disposed to be aligned along the first direction in order of one of the fourth connection terminals, the third connection terminal, and the other one of the fourth connection terminals,
wherein each of the first connection terminals is electrically connected to the corresponding third connection terminal via a wire, and each of the second connection terminals is electrically connected to corresponding two fourth connection terminals via the wire,
wherein, in the first direction, center positions of the element terminal groups at both ends among the plurality of element terminal groups are located together on the inner or outer side with respect to center positions of the IC terminal groups at both ends among the plurality of IC terminal groups, and
wherein, in a case where the center positions of the terminal groups at both ends that are either terminal groups of the element terminal groups at both ends or the IC terminal groups at both ends and have the two-terminal configuration are located together on the inner side with respect to the center positions of the terminal groups at both ends that are the other terminal groups of the element terminal groups at both ends or the IC terminal groups at both ends, the first connection terminals at both ends are disposed on the outer side with respect to the second connection terminals at both ends,
in a case where the center positions of the terminal groups at both ends that are either terminal groups of the element terminal groups at both ends or the IC terminal groups at both ends and have the two-terminal configuration are located together on the outer side with respect to the center positions of the terminal groups at both ends that are the other terminal groups of the element terminal groups at both ends or the IC terminal groups at both ends, the first connection terminals at both ends are disposed on the inner side with respect to the second connection terminals at both ends.

US Pat. No. 10,393,773

SPRING PROBE AND PROBE CARD HAVING SPRING PROBE

MPI Corporation, Chu-Pei...

1. A spring probe, which is adapted to be disposed in a probe seat, comprising:a spring sleeve having an upper non-spring section, a lower non-spring section, and at least one spring section located between the upper non-spring section and the lower non-spring section;
wherein each of the upper non-spring section and the lower non-spring section comprises a stopping structure having a cylinder portion provided with an extension end, and an extended portion; the extended portion is monolithically connected with a part of the extension end of the cylinder portion in a way that the extension end of the cylinder portion has a stopping part adapted for being abutted on the probe seat.

US Pat. No. 10,392,037

AUTOMATED WARNING TIME INSPECTION AT RAILROAD GRADE CROSSINGS ON A GIVEN TRACK ROUTE

Siemens Mobility, Inc., ...

1. An automated warning time inspection system comprising:a track circuit disposed adjacent a railroad crossing to detect presence of a train on a train track, the track circuit is configured to activate when the train enters the track circuit;
a crossing warning system configured to activate when the train activates the track circuit;
an event recorder configured to record a first log time for activation of the crossing warning system;
a camera to detect a first motion detection indication in a motion detection zone of the camera if there is any motion, wherein the event recorder to record a second log time for the first motion detection indication if received; and
an island circuit to detect a presence of the train as the train enters an island, wherein the event recorder to record a third log time for activation of the island circuit;
wherein the camera to detect a second motion detection indication in the motion detection zone of the camera after the activation of the island circuit if there is any motion, wherein the event recorder to record a fourth log time for the second motion detection indication if received,
wherein the event recorder to calculate and record a warning time as a difference between the first log time and the third log time and based on a motion detection before or after the activation of the island circuit and whether the warning time was more than or equal to a threshold time and whether the train travelled more than or equal to a threshold speed a passing or a failing of the warning time inspection is logged into the event recorder in a given route of the train travelling on the train track.

US Pat. No. 10,392,031

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:a drive system having one or more traction motors coupled in driving relationship to a plurality of wheels of a vehicle system, the one or more traction motors being configured to provide both motive power for the vehicle system in a propel mode of operation and retarding effort to brake the vehicle system in a braking mode of operation;
a parking brake for maintaining a static position of the vehicle system when in an engaged state; and
a controller configured to detect when the vehicle system is in the static position and the parking brake is in the engaged state, and to control at least one of the one or more traction motors to provide a braking effort to resist movement of the vehicle system when the parking brake is in the engaged state and the vehicle system is in the static position.

US Pat. No. 10,391,847

LOCKING DEVICE HAVING A LOCKING HOOK AND A MOVABLE SLIDE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A locking device of a top of a convertible vehicle, comprising a locking support, a locking hook, which can be shifted in a translational and rotational manner so as to be displaced between a release position and a locked position and which is engaged with a locking counterpart when in the locked position, and a driving mechanism for the locking hook, the driving mechanism comprising a driving wheel, which is driven by a driving motor and which drives a slide movable on the locking support, the slide being connected to the locking hook in such a manner that the locking hook undergoes a displacing movement when the slide is moved, wherein a securing pin is arranged on a first component, the securing pin engaging into a corresponding recess of a second component when the locking hook is in the locked position, the second component moving relative to the first component when the locking hook is being displaced, the securing pin thus securing the locking hook against being displaced in the direction of the release position when the locking hook is in the locked position.

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. 10,391,784

CONCEALING MISSING NOZZLES

Kornit Digital Ltd., Ros...

1. Method for digital printing of a substrate with immobilization of the color printing ink, the method comprising:finding failed printing nozzles;
carrying out immobilization treatment over the substrate without using at least some of nozzles neighboring a failed printing nozzle; and
printing the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,391,259

DOSE DIVIDER SYRINGE

TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPOR...

1. A syringe, comprising: a barrel having an internal surface defining an internal bore therein, the barrel further comprising a flange disposed near a proximal end of the barrel; a plunger disposed within the internal bore of the barrel, the plunger having a shaft having a longitudinal axis; a dose divider disposed on the plunger, the dose divider being rotatable about the longitudinal axis of the plunger, the dose divider including a first end, a first abutment surface facing an axial direction along the longitudinal axis of the plunger, the first abutment surface being spaced apart from the first end in the axial direction by a first axial distance, wherein the first abutment surface is configured to bear on the flange of the barrel when the plunger is in a first axial position relative to the barrel, and a second abutment surface facing the axial direction, the second abutment surface being spaced apart from the first end in the axial direction by a second axial distance, the second axial distance being greater than the first axial distance, the second abutment surface being spaced apart from the longitudinal axis of the plunger by a first radial distance, wherein the second abutment surface is configured to bear on the flange of the barrel when the plunger is in a second axial position relative to the barrel, the second axial position being different from the first axial position, wherein the dose divider further includes a third abutment surface facing the axial direction, the third abutment surface being spaced apart from the first end in the axial direction by a third axial distance, the third axial distance being greater than the second axial distance, the third abutment surface being spaced apart from the longitudinal axis of the plunger by a second radial distance, wherein the third abutment surface is configured to bear on the flange of the barrel when the plunger is in a third axial position relative to the barrel, the third axial position being different from the first axial position and the second axial position wherein the first radial distance and the second radial distance are greater than a radial distance from a longitudinal axis of the barrel to the internal surface of the barrel in which the plunger is disposed and which is distal to the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,390,893

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ALIGNING AN ELONGATE MEMBER WITH AN ACCESS SITE

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

19. A method of aligning an elongate member, controlled by an instrument driver, with an access site, the method comprising:coupling a stabilizer to the access site on a patient, wherein the stabilizer is engageable with the patient, wherein the stabilizer comprises a base with an opening formed therethrough for receiving the elongate member;
coupling the stabilizer to an alignment joint, the alignment joint comprising at least one position sensor;
determining a position of the alignment joint based on an output of the at least one position sensor;
determining a position of the stabilizer based on the output of the at least one position sensor; and
automatically aligning the instrument driver with the stabilizer on the patient based on the determined positions of the stabilizer and the alignment joint.

US Pat. No. 10,390,500

DESALINATION MEMBRANES FOR SUBSURFACE IRRIGATION

KC HARVEY ENVIRONMENTAL, ...

1. A subsurface irrigation system using saline or tainted water for irrigating crops, comprising:a source of saline water;
a plurality of spaced membrane tubes buried within soil of an irrigation field, wherein said plurality of spaced membrane tubes are fluidly connected with said source of saline water, each of said plurality of spaced membrane tubes including:
a non-porous tubular active layer formed of:
a hydrophilic material, said hydrophilic material having a thickness of between 10 nm and 200 nm between a first inside surface and a second outside surface; and
nanoparticles disposed within said hydrophilic material, wherein said non-porous tubular active layer permits diffusion of water between said inside surface and said outside surface substantially free of salts within said saline water; and
a macro-porous tubular support layer disposed about said outside surface of said non-porous tubular active layer, wherein said macro-porous support layer is formed of a hydrophobic material having pores with a nominal pore size of less than 0.8 microns; and
a pump for circulating said saline water through said plurality of spaced membrane tubes.

US Pat. No. 10,398,052

SELF-CONTAINED CIRCUIT BOARD ACTUATOR

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A self-contained circuit board actuator for ejecting and inserting a circuit board into a circuit board connector, comprising:a pivot bearing connectable to the circuit board, the pivot bearing including:
a bearing surface configured to face away from the circuit board; and
a catch tab extending from the bearing surface; and
an actuator lever pivotably coupled to the pivot bearing adjacent the bearing surface and moveable between a closed position and an open position, the actuator lever including:
an arm extending between a first end portion and a second end portion;
an ejector pawl extending from the first end portion of the arm; and
a latch notch formed in the first end portion adjacent the ejector pawl and configured to engage the catch tab on the pivot bearing when the actuator lever is in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,398,051

SOCKET HAVING A TERMINAL UNIT ASSEMBLY ACCOMMODATED WITHIN A RECESS OF A FRAME MEMBER

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A socket comprising:a terminal unit assembly with a plurality of terminal units, each extending in a longitudinal direction and arranged along a lateral direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction; and
a frame member including an assembly accommodating recess that accommodates the terminal unit assembly,
wherein the terminal units each include:
a terminal holding part extending in the longitudinal direction;
a plurality of terminals; and
a side wall,
the plurality of terminals each including a body held by the terminal holding part, a contact part protruding upward beyond an upper surface of the terminal unit or protruding downward beyond a lower surface of the terminal unit, and a contact arm connecting the body and the contact part; and the side wall extending in the longitudinal direction, including a plurality of abutting parts capable of abutting the contact arm, and being arranged adjacent to the terminal holding part in the lateral direction, and
when the contact part receives force in a vertical direction orthogonal to the lateral direction and the longitudinal direction, the side wall receives force toward one side in the longitudinal direction,
wherein, the contact arm includes an inner arm diagonally extending from the body toward the one side in the longitudinal direction, a curved part connected to a distal end of the inner arm, and an outer arm diagonally extending toward the other side in the longitudinal direction from the curved part to the contact part, and the curved part abuts a corresponding abutting part when the contact part receives force in the vertical direction orthogonal to the lateral direction and the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,398,047

DECORATIVE COVER FOR AN ELECTRICAL PANEL AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

1. A decorative cover for an electrical panel, the electrical panel comprising an outer frame portion and an inner movable door, said decorative cover comprising:an inner section and an outer section, both disposed in a covering relation with a different portion of the electrical panel,
said inner section comprising an attachment surface structured to attach to the inner movable door of the electrical panel,
said inner section further comprising at least one open region corresponding to at least a portion of a handle of the inner movable door of the electrical panel, wherein said at least one open region allows access to the handle there through,
said outer section comprising an attachment surface structured to attach to the outer frame portion of the electrical panel, said outer section being structured to at least substantially peripherally surround said inner section when said decorative cover is disposed on the electrical panel, and
wherein said outer section comprises an inner edge defining an opening, said inner section being disposed within said opening of said outer section, said inner section comprising an outer peripheral edge disposed in a spaced relation from said inner edge of said outer section.

US Pat. No. 10,398,046

SERVER RACK WITH DAMPING POST

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A server rack in a datacenter, comprising:a server rack into installed with one or more servers, the server rack comprising a post at a lower end of the server rack;
a damper mounted on the post; and
a transporting pallet to transport the server rack and the one or more servers installed to the datacenter.

US Pat. No. 10,398,038

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRINTED WIRING BOARD

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:a laminate having a first surface and a second surface;
a plurality of conductor posts formed on the second surface of the laminate on an opposite side with respect to the first surface of the laminate; and
a mold resin layer formed on the second surface of the laminate such that the conductor posts is formed in the mold resin layer covering side surfaces of the conductor posts,
wherein the laminate comprises a plurality of conductor layers and at least one resin insulating layer, the plurality of conductor layers includes a first conductor layer formed such that the first conductor layer is embedded in one of the at least one resin insulating layer forming the second surface of the laminate and has one surface being substantially flush with the second surface of the laminate and exposed on a second surface side of the laminate, the first conductor layer includes a plurality of first conductor pads and a plurality of second conductor pads formed such that the plurality of second conductor pads is formed on an outer peripheral side of the plurality of first conductor pads, the mold resin layer has a cavity exposing the first conductor pads, the plurality of conductor posts is formed on the plurality of second conductor pads respectively on the second surface side of the laminate, the first conductor layer includes a plurality of fan-out wirings extending from inside the cavity to outside the cavity, and the laminate comprises a plurality of via conductors formed in the resin insulating layer such that each of the via conductors is tapering from the first surface toward the second surface of the laminate.

US Pat. No. 10,398,027

WIRING BOARD

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A wiring board comprising:a wiring structure comprising:
a first insulating layer;
a first wiring layer formed on a bottom surface of the first insulating layer; and
a protective insulating layer which covers the bottom surface of the first insulating layer and has a first opening that exposes a portion of the bottom surface of the first wiring layer, wherein the portion of the bottom surface of the first wiring layer, which is exposed through the first opening, serves as a first pad; and
a support base member which is bonded to the protective insulating layer with an adhesive layer and has a second opening that exposes the first pad,
wherein:
the support base member comprises a top surface on which the adhesive layer is formed and a bottom surface opposite to the top surface; and
a diameter of the second opening at a position between the top surface and the bottom surface of the support base member in a thickness direction of the support base member is smaller than a diameter of the second opening at the top surface of the support base member and a diameter of the second opening at the bottom surface of the support base member, and smaller than a diameter of the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,397,982

PHOTOGRAPHING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A photographing device for a vehicle, comprising:an imaging element disposed on an inner side of a window section, the window section being formed of a transparent material and mounted on the vehicle, the imaging element being configured to receive a photographing beam passing through a beam transmission section, and the beam transmission section being a portion of the window section;
a heater including a heating wire, the heater forming a portion of an electric circuit connected to a power supply and configured to generate heat when power is supplied from the power supply;
a heating section to which the heater is fixed, the heating section being disposed on an opposite side to an inner side surface of the beam transmission section with respect to the beam transmission section, the heating section being configured to receive the heat from the heater and apply radiant heat to the beam transmission section;
a switch element forming a portion of the electric circuit, the switch element being configured to switch an electrical connection state of the heater; and
a current limiting element disposed at the heating section and forming a portion of the electric circuit between the heater and the switch element, the current limiting element being configured such that current flowing through the heater is zero or is reduced when (i) the electric circuit is short-circuited such that power is supplied to the heater while bypassing the switch element, and (ii) a temperature transferred from the heating section to the current limiting element is equal to or higher than a predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,397,980

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ELECTING A COORDINATION NODE IN A COORDINATED MULTIPOINT SET

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

14. A node configured for electing a coordination node in a Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) set of cooperating nodes for receiving channel information from a plurality of wireless devices operating in a wireless network, the node comprising circuitry configured to:determine a channel quality parameter for the node indicative of a channel quality between the node and the plurality of wireless devices;
receive a first message from a first neighbor node in the CoMP set, the first message including a channel quality parameter for a third node in the CoMP set indicative of a channel quality between the third node and the plurality of wireless devices, wherein the third node comprises one of the first neighbor node and a member node of the CoMP set other than the node and the first neighbor node; and
send a second message to the first neighbor node in the CoMP set, the second message identifying the coordination node elected by the node based on the channel quality parameters for the node and the third node.

US Pat. No. 10,397,971

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROXIMITY BASED NETWORKED MOBILE COMMUNICATION

Oren Raphael, San Franci...

1. A system for establishing between a plurality of users A, B, C, D, each user having a mobile computing device (104, 102,210, 212, 204, 202), a network based on proximity, said system comprising:a server (108)
the server communicating with a plurality of mobile computing devices, each mobile computing device being associated with a user and comprising:
means for connecting the mobile computing device to the server (108) and registering on said server through a network (107);
means for broadcasting of data;
means for detecting of data broadcasted by another mobile computing device;
a database connected to the server and comprising information associating registered users, broadcasted data, and mobile computing devices;
wherein, the server receives communications from the mobile computing devices which use an application set up on the mobile computing device to communicate to the server proximity information from the mobile computing devices obtained by the mobile computing devices scanning and listening for broadcasted data by other mobile computing devices;
wherein the server connects with the mobile computing devices and compares the information retrieved from the detected broadcasted data from other mobile computing devices with the information stored in the database, the server thereby enabling communication between the registered computing devices within proximity of each other.

US Pat. No. 10,397,965

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETERMINING REAL-TIME LOCATION AND STATUS OF VOICE-OVER WI-FI (VOWIFI) USERS IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM LIM...

1. A method of restricting at least one service to a subscriber based on a location area information, wherein the subscriber is associated with a unique Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) identifier of a subscriber identity module, the method comprising steps of:receiving a connection request from a user equipment (UE), wherein the connection request includes at least one of a UE identifier associated with the user equipment and the unique SIM identifier;
generating one of a positive response and a negative response based on the connection request, wherein the positive response is generated in an event a user profile corresponding to the user equipment is identified and the negative response is generated in an event the user profile corresponding to the user equipment is not identified,
the user profile comprises the unique SIM identifier, a state information and the location area information of the subscriber identity module, and
the state information indicates one of connected and detached, and
the location area information corresponds to a last location of the SIM in an event the subscriber is latched with a cellular network: and
restricting the at least one service to the subscriber in an event of:
the negative response is generated based on the connection request,
the state information of the subscriber identity module indicates detached, and
the location area information of the subscriber identity module belongs to a forbidden list of areas in which the at least one service is restricted to the subscriber.

US Pat. No. 10,397,961

METHOD OF CONNECTING TERMINALS IN PREDETERMINED SPACE AND TERMINAL THEREFOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A first terminal for connecting terminals located in a predetermined space, the first terminal comprising:a first communication interface configured to transmit a signal, for executing an input application which enables a plurality of terminals to receive information through a first communication scheme, to the plurality of terminals through a second communication scheme;
a second communication interface configured to broadcast information about the first terminal through the first communication scheme;
a processor configured to receive at least one response, from at least one terminal from among the plurality of terminals, in response to the broadcasted information and generate a list of terminals located in the predetermined space, based on the at least one response from the at least one terminal; and
a display configured to display the generated list to a user and receive an operation from the user to select at least one terminal from the generated list to be connected to the first terminal,
wherein the operation received from the user allows the at least one terminal selected by the user to be connected to the first terminal, and
wherein a coverage area of the second communication scheme is greater than a coverage area of the first communication scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,397,957

RANDOM ACCESS MECHANISM FOR A WIRELESS DEVICE AND BASE STATION

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A wireless device comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the wireless device to:
receive at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells grouped into a plurality of cell groups, wherein the plurality of cells comprises a plurality of downlink-uplink cells and at least one downlink-only cell, wherein:
each cell group of the plurality of cell groups comprises at least one of the plurality of downlink-uplink cells; and
each of the at least one downlink-only cell is assigned to a cell group comprising at least one of the plurality of downlink-uplink cells;
receive a timing advance command comprising a time adjustment value and an index of a first cell group of the plurality of cell groups; and
apply the timing advance command to uplink transmission timing of at least one downlink-uplink cell, of the plurality of downlink-uplink cells, associated with the first cell group.

US Pat. No. 10,397,907

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING NETWORK RESOURCE, METHOD FOR CONNECTING TO TARGET DEVICE IN NETWORK, BASE STATION, AND TERMINAL DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for allocating a network resource, comprising:sending, by a first terminal device, request information to a base station, wherein the request information is configured to request the base station to allocate a network resource, and the network resource allocated by the base station is used by a second terminal device to access a target device by using the first terminal device, and the target device is another base station separate from the base station;
receiving, by the first terminal device, allocation information of the network resource sent by the base station, wherein the allocation information is configured to indicate the network resource allocated by the base station; and
broadcasting, by the first terminal device, the allocation information of the network resource to the second terminal device, wherein
the first terminal device is a terminal served by a cell of the base station, and the second terminal device is a terminal not served by a cell of the base station that utilizes the first terminal device to access the target device.

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. 10,397,409

INCOMING-CALL NUMBER NOTIFICATION APPARATUS, EXCHANGE, INCOMING-CALL NUMBER NOTIFICATION SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kaw...

1. An incoming-call number notification apparatus configured to enable an exchange to accept a dial-in incoming call and set a destination of the dial-in incoming call to an imaginary extension line, and thereby to enable a larger number of dial-in incoming calls than the number of telephones included in an extension-telephone group at the destination to wait in a response-waiting state while remaining in a calling state,the incoming-call number notification apparatus comprising a control unit configured to:
when there is an incoming call to a plurality of telephones accommodated in the exchange,
determine a display color according to the number of incoming calls, the number of incoming calls being equal to a sum total of the number of calls in a calling state and the number of calls in progress; and
instruct the plurality of telephones to blink or light up incoming-call lamps of the plurality of telephones in the determined display color irrespective of whether or not they are in a busy state.

US Pat. No. 10,396,777

ORING CIRCUIT

DELTA ELECTRONICS (THAILA...

1. An ORing circuit comprising:an input port for receiving an input voltage;
an output port for outputting an output voltage;
an ORing FET (field effect transistor) electrically connected between the input port and the output port and comprising a source, a gate and a drain, wherein the source of the ORing FET is electrically connected with the input port, and the drain of the ORing FET is electrically connected with the output port;
a comparing circuit electrically connected with the input port and the gate of the ORing FET;
a first transistor comprising a first terminal, a second terminal and a third terminal, wherein the first terminal is directly connected with the input port and the source of the ORing FET, and the third terminal is electrically connected with the gate of the ORing FET; and
a second transistor comprising a fourth terminal, a fifth terminal and a sixth terminal, wherein the fourth terminal is electrically connected with the output port and the drain of the ORing FET, the fifth terminal is directly connected to the sixth terminal, and the sixth terminal is electrically connected with the second terminal of the first transistor.

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. 10,396,465

NON-RMS AFFECTING MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR ANTENNA SYSTEMS

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

1. An antenna system having improved surface accuracy after assembly, the system comprising:a reflector having a front reflecting curved surface, an outer rim, a back surface, and a plurality of mounting tabs positioned around the outer rim of the reflector, each of the plurality of mounting tabs being independently flexible with respect to the outer rim of the reflector;
a backing structure having a central mount, a plurality of attachment arms, and a feed arm attachment; and
a plurality of fasteners that secure each of the plurality of attachment arms to the outer rim of the reflector via the plurality of mounting tabs to support the reflector.

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. 10,395,891

TWO-AXIS VARIABLE WIDTH MASS RESOLVING APERTURE WITH FAST ACTING SHUTTER MOTION

Axcelis Technologies, Inc...

1. An ion implantation system comprising:an ion source that generates an ion beam having a selected species;
a mass analyzer positioned downstream of the ion source that generates a magnetic field according to a selected charge-to-mass ratio and an angle adjustment;
a resolving aperture assembly positioned downstream of the mass analyzer, the resolving aperture assembly comprising:
a first plate and a second plate, wherein the first plate and second plate define a resolving aperture therebetween, wherein a position of the first plate with respect to the second plate defines a width of the resolving aperture; and
one or more actuators operably coupled to one or more of the first plate and second plate, wherein the one or more actuators are configured to selectively vary the position the respective one or more of the first plate and second plate with respect to one another, therein selectively varying the width of the resolving aperture, wherein the one or more actuators comprise a servo motor and a pneumatic cylinder operably coupled to one or more of the first plate and second plate; and
a controller configured to control the width of the resolving aperture via a control of the one or more actuators, wherein the control of the width of the resolving aperture is based, at least in part, on one or more desired properties of the ion beam.

US Pat. No. 10,395,889

IN SITU BEAM CURRENT MONITORING AND CONTROL IN SCANNED ION IMPLANTATION SYSTEMS

Axcelis Technologies, Inc...

1. A method for controlling ion beam uniformity in an ion implantation system, the method comprising:generating an ion beam;
transporting the ion beam toward a workpiece;
scanning the ion beam in first and second scan directions along a first axis to generate a scanned ion beam in response to a scan current waveform;
providing at least one beam optical element configured to selectively steer and/or shape the ion beam as it is transported toward the workpiece;
sampling the scanned ion beam for providing a plurality of ion beam current samples as the ion beam is scanned;
synchronizing the ion beam current samples with the scan current waveform to provide position and scan direction information corresponding to the scanned ion beam for producing a time, position and scan direction dependent beam current waveform;
analyzing the plurality of ion beam current samples to detect nonunifomity therein; and
generating a control signal in response to the analyzing step.

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. 10,394,388

ADAPTIVE REFLECTED LIGHT TOUCH SENSOR

Micro Motion, Inc., Boul...

1. An adaptive reflected light touch sensor comprising:a window;
an emitter configured to emit light in a direction that reflects the light from the window positioned to reflect the light and an object that is one of proximate to and pressed against an outer surface of the window;
a sensor positioned to measure a light amplitude of the reflected light; and
a processor board coupled to the sensor, the processor board being configured to:
determine an assert threshold;
if the measured light amplitude is less than the assert threshold, then:
calculate a moving average of the measured light amplitude of the reflected light by averaging two or more of the most recent measured light amplitudes in an averaging period; and
calculate the assert threshold based on the moving average;
if the measured light amplitude is greater than the assert threshold, then increment an assert count;
determine a button press threshold; and
if the assert count is greater than the button press threshold, then:
detect a button press; and
decrease the button press threshold to implement button hysteresis.

US Pat. No. 10,394,338

KEYBOARD

Cooler Master Technology ...

1. A keyboard, comprising:a circuit board having an upper surface, a lower surface opposite to the upper surface, a plurality of locking slots, and a plurality of cut-out portions, wherein each locking slot of the plurality of locking slots is located laterally adjacent a corresponding cut-out portion of the plurality of cut-out portions and the plurality of locking slots and the plurality of cut-out portions are coplanar;
a plurality of key modules positioned on the upper surface and over the plurality of cut-out portions, wherein at least a portion of each key module is received in a corresponding locking slot of the circuit board; and
a plurality of light sources installed on the lower surface of the circuit board, wherein at least a portion of at least one light source is positioned in a corresponding cut-out portion.

US Pat. No. 10,394,268

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACTIVELY MANAGING CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRIC POWER OVER AN ELECTRIC POWER GRID

CAUSAM ENERGY, INC., Ral...

1. A method for managing an electric power flow within an electric power grid, comprising:a client device receiving a power control message from a load management server, the power control message indicating at least one of an amount of electric power to be reduced and an identification of at least one controllable device to be instructed to disable the electric power flow to at least one associated power consuming device;
the client device issuing a power management command to the at least one controllable device, the power management command causing the at least one controllable device to disable the electric power flow to the at least one associated power consuming device to provide a reduction in consumed power; and
generating measurement and verification data corresponding to the reduction in consumed power.

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. 10,392,942

TAPERED COOLING CHANNEL FOR AIRFOIL

ANSALDO ENERGIA IP UK LIM...

1. An airfoil for a gas turbine having a leading edge and a trailing edge, the airfoil comprising:an airfoil wall having an inner surface and an outer surface, the airfoil wall forming an airfoil chamber at least partially enclosed within the airfoil wall; and
a plurality of airfoil passages formed in the airfoil wall, each of the plurality of airfoil passages comprising:
a first opening in the inner surface,
a second opening in the outer surface, and
a channel extending in an axial direction from the first opening to the second opening, wherein the channel includes a first section, a second section, and a transitional section, wherein the first section extends from the first opening to the transitional section, wherein the transitional section extends from the first section to the second section, and wherein the second section extends from the transitional section to the second opening, wherein a cross-sectional area of the first section remains constant along the first section's axial length, wherein a cross-sectional area of the transitional section continually decreases along the transitional section's axial length, and wherein a cross-sectional area of the second section remains constant along the second section's axial length.

US Pat. No. 10,392,907

SUBSEA SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIGH PRESSURE HIGH TEMPERATURE WELLS

Dril-Quip, Inc., Houston...

1. A method, comprising:installing a subsea production system comprising a high pressure subsea wellhead, a tubing head spool (THS), a tubing hanger, a production tree, a riser, and a subsea flowline system by:
installing the high pressure subsea wellhead proximate the sea floor;
installing the THS on the wellhead;
landing the tubing hanger within the THS, wherein the tubing hanger has a secondary barrier valve disposed therein;
installing the production tree on the THS downstream of the tubing hanger with the secondary barrier valve being in a closed position;
remotely actuating the secondary barrier valve from the closed position to an open position after installing the production tree;
coupling the production tree to at least one barrier located downstream of the tubing hanger, wherein the at least one barrier comprises a high integrity pipeline protection system (HIPP S); and
coupling the production tree to the riser via the subsea flowline system;
producing hydrocarbons from a subsea reservoir to a topsides production facility via the subsea production system; and
controlling the at least one barrier in the subsea production system to control a pressure of fluid flowing from components of the subsea production system located upstream of the barrier to components of the subsea production system located downstream of the barrier, wherein at least one of the components located downstream of the barrier is rated for a first maximum pressure, temperature, or flow rate, and wherein all of the components located upstream of the barrier are rated for a second maximum pressure, temperature, or flow rate that is greater than the first maximum pressure, temperature, or flow rate.

US Pat. No. 10,392,195

SCRAPING ELEMENTS FOR DRIVE UNITS OF UNDERGROUND MINING APPLICATIONS

Caterpillar Global Mining...

1. A sprocket for a drive unit of a chain conveyor for underground mining applications, the sprocket comprising:a cylindrical body having a front face, an axis of rotation (A-A?), and a lateral surface; and
a scraping member provided on the front face, and configured to scrape off deposits during rotation of the sprocket, the scraping member including at least one radial scraping edge provided on the front face, the at least one radial scraping edge including a first end and a second end,
wherein the first end and the second end have different radial distances from the axis of rotation (A-A?), and
wherein the first end and the second end confine a polar angle ? of 0°??<180°.

US Pat. No. 10,391,867

APPARATUS HAVING ELECTRIC-FIELD ACTUATED GENERATOR FOR POWERING ELECTRICAL LOAD WITHIN VICINITY OF POWERLINES

NXP AERONAUTICS RESEARCH,...

1. An apparatus in which electric power is generated for an electrical load from one or more differentials in electric field strength in a vicinity of powerlines, the apparatus comprising:(a) a plurality of separated electrodes;
(b) electrical components electrically connected with the plurality of electrodes, at least one or more of the electrical components being configurable to establish each of a plurality of different electric circuits, each of the different electric circuits comprising a set of two or more mutually exclusive subsets of the plurality of electrodes, the electrodes in each subset that have more than one electrode being electrically connected with each other for avoiding a voltage differential therebetween, and the one or more electrodes of each subset being electrically insulated from each electrode of any other subset of the set for enabling one or more voltage differentials between the subsets of the set resulting from a differential in electric field strength experienced when the apparatus is within the vicinity of the powerlines, wherein the subsets of the set are interconnected such that the one or more voltage differentials between the subsets causes a current to flow through the electric circuit of the set for powering the electrical load; and
(c) a control assembly comprising
(i) one or more voltage-detector components configured to detect voltage differentials of the sets; and
(ii) a processor enabled to process the detected voltage differentials and based thereon and based on voltage and electric current specifications for powering the electrical load—configure one or more of the electrical components in order to establish one of the plurality of different electric circuits for powering the electrical load.

US Pat. No. 10,391,857

ANGLED LOUVERED GRILL COVER ASSEMBLY FOR VEHICLES

HBPO GMBH, (DE)

1. A device for regulating an airstream to a radiator device of a vehicle, wherein the airstream is guidable through at least one opening to the radiator device, comprising:at least two cover elements for at least partially closing the opening in at least a closed position;
a drive for moving the cover elements between the closed position and an open position for the at least partial release of the opening; and
a driver disposed upstream of the drive, the driver coupled to the drive and the at least two cover elements and configured transfer of a movement of the drive to the at least two cover elements, and the driver having at least one opening to enable cooling of the drive; and
wherein:
the at least two cover elements are arranged angled towards one another; and
the drive and driver are positioned between the at least two cover elements.

US Pat. No. 10,391,497

DEVICES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REDUCING SAMPLE VOLUME

Theranos IP Company, LLC,...

1. A system for analyzing a small-volume fluid sample, comprising:an automated sample analysis device, said device being configured for use with a sample container, said sample container having a cavity, said cavity having a first volume, the sample container being configured to hold a fluid sample within said cavity;
a plurality of inserts coupled together in a predetermined configuration, each of said inserts for placement within the cavity of the sample container, each of said inserts having a first outer portion have a first diameter greater than a diameter of the cavity and a second outer portion have a second outer diameter, and an insert cavity configured to hold a fluid sample of no more than about 150 ?L, wherein the second outer diameter is sized so that the second outer portion is in slidable contact with the cavity of the sample container said insert cavity having a second volume, said second volume being smaller than said first volume;
wherein the insert cavity is selected from the group consisting of:
i) an insert cavity having a wall, said wall comprising an angle effective to provide a taper of said wall of said insert cavity, wherein the taper becomes narrower towards the lower portion
wherein the insert cavity further comprises a bevel, a floor, and a floor angle formed by said floor and said bevel, wherein the floor angle comprises an angle of between about 100° to about 140°.

US Pat. No. 10,391,496

DEVICES, SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND KITS FOR RECEIVING A SWAB

Theranos IP Company, LLC,...

19. A swab container, said swab container being configured for receiving a swab, comprising:at least one entry port, said entry port configured to receive at least one swab having a handle;
an assay chamber having a first port and a second port, said assay chamber being configured to receive at least a portion of a swab, wherein the first port is located in a plane above the second port;
a conduit comprising an interior channel connecting said entry port with said assay chamber, said conduit being configured to accept at least a majority of said swab handle therein, wherein said conduit is coupled to the assay chamber in non-vertical orientation, wherein the conduit is coupled at an acute angle relative to a longitudinal axis of the assay chamber and the entry port is located in a plane above the second port;
wherein said conduit provides fluidic communication between said entry port and said assay chamber effective that passing a swab through said entry port into said conduit allows at least a portion of the swab to be placed within said assay chamber through the second port, and wherein said interior channel of said conduit is configured to squeeze a portion of a swab placed in or through said conduit interior channel portion adjacent to said assay chamber; wherein longitudinal length of the conduit is greater than longitudinal length of the assay chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,391,469

SORBENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A sorbent bed, comprising:a sorbent support comprising at least one of a carbon material, a polymeric material, or alumina, wherein the sorbent support comprises a plurality of pores; and
an impregnant configured to absorb ammonia disposed within the plurality of pores in the sorbent support, wherein the sorbent bed comprises greater than 50% and up to 60% by weight impregnant, and wherein the impregnant comprises at least one of phosphoric acid or zinc chloride.

US Pat. No. 10,390,875

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC ACTIVATION USING RADIO FREQUENCY SENSOR

I.C. Medical, Inc., Phoe...

1. A system for automatic smoke evacuation comprising:a surgical instrument capable of producing a radiofrequency during its operation;
a smoke evacuation unit capable of evacuating at least one of smoke and debris through a smoke evacuation channel;
a wireless radiofrequency sensor and transmitter device that is both separate from and not connected to the smoke evacuation unit and separate from and not contained within the surgical instrument, wherein the wireless radiofrequency sensor and transmitter device is capable of receiving a transmitter device signal from the surgical instrument and transmitting a signal;
a radiofrequency receiver connected to, or incorporated within, the smoke evacuation unit that is capable of receiving the transmitter device signal transmitted from the wireless radiofrequency sensor and transmitter device,
wherein the wireless radiofrequency sensor and transmitter device comprises a plurality of radiofrequency sensor components and a plurality of radiofrequency transmitter components, and
wherein the plurality of radiofrequency sensor components includes a single transistor, a double transistor, and an optocoupler wherein the single transistor and the double transistor are in sequence with one another and the optocoupler is in sequence with the double transistor.
US Pat. No. 10,392,650

RAPID, LOW-SAMPLE-VOLUME CHOLESTEROL AND TRIGLYCERIDE ASSAYS

Theranos IP Company, LLC,...

1. A reagent for use in a cholesterol assay, said reagent comprising a lipoprotein solubilization agent, lipoprotein interactant, and a buffer, wherein said lipoprotein interactant is present at a concentration level that provides for conversion of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) to a measureable colored product at a substantially different rate than for conversion of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) to a measureable colored product and at a substantially different rate than for conversion of very low density lipoprotein cholesterol (VLDL-C) to a measureable colored product when said reagent is used in a cholesterol assay;wherein the lipoprotein interactant comprises a negatively charged polysaccharide and a divalent cation, or a salt thereof, in a ratio of between 0.003 to 0.007.

US Pat. No. 10,398,063

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLUID COOLING OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES INSTALLED IN AN ENCLOSURE

1. A system for facilitating transfer of thermal energy from a volume of a containment vessel, said system comprising:said containment vessel enclosing said volume;
a primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid at least partially filling said volume of said containment vessel;
at least one heat-generating electronic device immersed in the primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid disposed within said volume of said containment vessel;
at least one solid or sealed hollow structure disposed in said volume of said containment vessel for a volumetric displacement of said primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid disposed within said containment vessel, said at least one solid or sealed hollow structure adjacent to one of more of said at least one heat-generating electronic device, said at least one solid or sealed hollow structure is arranged to form at least one channel for directing a flow of a portion of said primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid upwards and towards at least one side of said at least one solid or sealed hollow structure,
wherein said at least one channel of said at least one solid or sealed hollow structure comprises:
at least one first feature comprising at least one surface, said at least one surface of said at least one first feature configured to direct an upward flow of said portion of said primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid; and
at least one second feature configured to receive said upward flow of said portion of said primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid from said at least one first feature and to direct a flow of said portion of said primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid to exit said at least one second feature at said at least one side of said at least one solid or sealed hollow structure, thereby preventing said portion of said primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid from rising directly above said at least one heat-generating electronic device, said at least one second feature comprising:
at least one first end in fluid communication with said at least one first feature;
an opposing at least one second end at said at least one side of said at least one solid or sealed hollow structure; and
an upper surface preventing said portion of primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid from said rising directly above said at least one heat-generating electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,398,059

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CRYOGENIC COOLING OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION FILTER

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A cooling device comprising:a housing configured to enclose an electromagnetic induction filter, wherein the housing comprises one or more of the following:
one or more exterior chambers configured to surround an exterior surface of the electromagnetic induction filter;
one or more central flow channels configured to extend the length of the center of the electromagnetic induction filter; and
peripheral flow channels configured to extend the length of the exterior surface of the electromagnetic induction filter;
wherein the one or more central flow channels and the peripheral flow channels are interconnected; and
wherein at least one exterior chamber is interconnected with at least one peripheral flow channel via one or more lateral flow channels.

US Pat. No. 10,398,049

MODULAR ACCESSORY

1. An electronic accessory for a shade structure, the electronic accessory comprising:a power supply unit configured to be suspended beneath a component of the shade structure, the power supply unit comprising a housing having a lower surface with a recess disposed therein; and
a functional unit that utilizes electrical power from the power supply unit to perform a function, the functional unit comprising an upper surface and a power transfer support extending away from the upper surface, the power transfer support comprising a central body and at least two projections extending laterally from the central body, the at least two projections each comprising an electrical contact,
wherein the recess of the lower surface of the power supply unit housing comprises at least two laterally extending regions, each of the laterally extending regions corresponding to one of the at least two projections, each laterally extending region being adjacent a support surface disposed within the housing,
the projections and laterally extending regions being arranged such that insertion of the projections into the laterally extending regions and relative rotation of the functional unit with respect to the power supply unit positions the projections to be supported by the support surfaces over the support surfaces and engages the electrical contacts of the projections with corresponding electrical contacts disposed within the housing of the power supply unit.

US Pat. No. 10,398,043

GLASS ENCLOSURE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A portable electronic device, comprising:an enclosure defining an internal volume and comprising:
a unitary housing component formed from a glass material and comprising:
a first glass member defining a glass front surface;
a second glass member defining a glass back surface; and
a glass band defining:
a first segment defining at least a portion of a glass first side surface of the enclosure;
a second segment parallel to the first segment and defining at least a portion of a glass second side surface of the enclosure;
a third segment defining at least a portion of a glass third side surface of the enclosure; and
a fourth segment parallel to the third segment and defining at least a portion of a glass fourth side surface of the enclosure; and
a touch-screen display assembly within the internal volume of the enclosure and configured to display graphical outputs visible through at least the glass front surface.

US Pat. No. 10,398,015

ION GENERATOR APPARATUS

1. An ion generator comprising:a vacuum chamber;
an anode in the vacuum chamber, wherein the anode is a hollow anode formed by a metallic matrix and adapted to be positively charged and pressurized by a gas whereby electrons of the gas can be stripped off and diffused through the metallic matrix, whereby a purer reactive ionized gas can be supplied to interact enhancing the potential of high energy plasma double layers;
two movable cathodes in the vacuum chamber; and
a servo actuated motor operably connected to each movable cathode to move the two movable cathodes;
whereby the position of the two movable cathodes relative to the anode can be varied.

US Pat. No. 10,398,002

BACKLIGHT MODULE, LCD AND BACKLIGHT MODULE DRIVING CONTROL METHOD

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A backlight module, comprising: a pulse width modulation (PWM) control circuit, a driving circuit, a first white light-emitting diode (LED) set and a second white LED set; the PWM control circuit being connected to the driving circuit, and the driving circuit being connected to the first white LED set and the second white LED set respectively; the PWM control circuit controlling the driving circuit to drive the first white LED set and the second white LED set to emit first light and second light, respectively; wherein the first light of the first white LED set and the second light of the second white LED set have different chroma;wherein a detection unit detects chroma information of mixed light of the first light of the first white LED set and the second light of the second white LED set and transmits the detected chroma information of the mixed light to the PWM control circuit such that based on the detected chroma information, the PWM control circuit controls the driving circuit to drive the first white LED set and the second white LED set to provide the mixed light with a chroma value that is within a preset threshold range.

US Pat. No. 10,397,995

INPUT DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An input device comprising:a switch;
light sources including a first light source and a second light source disposed at a position different from a position of the first light source;
a light guide body; and
a wired substrate,
wherein the light guide body includes an output section, a first light guide leg section connected to the output section, and a second light guide leg section connected to the output section,
the switch is configured to switch a state between ON and OFF by being pressed in a pressing direction and is located on a plane orthogonal to the pressing direction,
the output section is provided in an area in an opposite direction from the pressing direction with respect to the plane,
the output section includes a first design and a second design,
the light guide body guides a first light emitted from the first light source and a second light emitted from the second light source in the opposite direction,
the first light guide leg section guides the first light to the output section,
the second light guide leg section guides the second light to the output section,
the first design reflects the first light in the opposite direction,
the second design reflects the second light in the opposite direction,
the switch, the first light source, and the second light source are mounted on the wired substrate,
the first light guide leg section includes at least one first stepped surface intersecting a third direction corresponding to a direction of travel of the first light,
the second light guide leg section includes at least one second stepped surface intersecting a fourth direction corresponding to a direction of travel of the second light,
the at least one first stepped surface includes a part facing the third direction, the part being opened or colored in black, and
the at least one second stepped surface includes a part facing the fourth direction, the part being opened or colored in black.

US Pat. No. 10,397,992

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALCULATING AN AVERAGE VALUE OF AN INACCESSIBLE CURRENT FROM AN ACCESSIBLE CURRENT

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A power regulator, comprising:a reference voltage source;
a pulse width modulation (PWM) circuit having an input and an output; and
an analog multiplier circuit having:
a first input coupled to the reference voltage source;
a second input coupled to the output of the PWM circuit; and
a multiplier output; and
a feedback path coupled between the multiplier output and the input of the PWM circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,397,975

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING ACTIVATION/DEACTIVATION OF SERVING CELL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING DUAL CONNECTIVITY

SK TELECOM CO., LTD., Se...

1. A mobile device supporting a dual connectivity, the mobile device communicating with a master evolved NodeB (MeNB) and a secondary evolved NodeB (SeNB) for the dual connectivity, the mobile device comprising:a receiver configured to:
receive, from the MeNB, information including activation/deactivation indicators of secondary serving cells (SCells) in a first SCell group configured for the mobile device; and
receive, from the SeNB, information including activation/deactivation indicators of SCells in a second SCell group configured for the mobile device; and
a processor operationally coupled to the receiver and configured to:
control activation/deactivation states of the SCells in the first SCell group according to the activation/deactivation indicators of the SCells in the first SCell group identified from the information received from the MeNB; and
control activation/deactivation states of the SCells in the second SCell group according to the activation/deactivation indicators of the SCells in the second SCell group identified from the information received from the SeNB,
wherein the mobile device performs communication based on the controlled activation/deactivation states of the SCells in the first SCell group and the controlled activation/deactivation states of the SCells in the second SCell group.

US Pat. No. 10,397,946

UPLINK REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting an uplink reference signal by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving configuration information on an uplink reference signal for a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) from a base station; and
transmitting the uplink reference signal in at least one transmission time interval (TTI) from among a plurality of contiguous TTIs based on the configuration information,
wherein each of the plurality of contiguous TTIs consists of one or more single carrier frequency division multiple access (SC-FDMA) symbols in a time domain,
wherein the configuration information is included in signaling that schedules the PUSCH in a TTI from among the plurality of contiguous TTIs,
wherein the configuration information includes a first bit field for indicating one of a plurality of predefined candidate patterns for transmission of the uplink reference signal, and
wherein each of the plurality of predefined candidate patterns indicates at least one SC-FDMA symbol for transmission of the uplink reference signal from among SC-FDMA symbols included in the plurality of contiguous TTIs.

US Pat. No. 10,397,943

FLEXIBLE NAN AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE INDICATIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless station, comprising:at least one antenna;
at least one radio in communication with the at least one antenna and configured to perform communications via a Wi-Fi interface; and
at least one processor in communication with to the at least one radio;
wherein the at least one processor is configured to cause the wireless station to:
transmit, to a first peer wireless station of a plurality of peer wireless stations within transmission range of the wireless station, a first availability schedule via a scheduling negotiation message, wherein the first availability schedule comprises one or more types of committed availability, wherein a first type of committed availability is non-cancelable and a second type of committed availability is cancelable, wherein the scheduling negotiation message includes an attribute indicating a change to the one or more types of committed availability, and wherein the change is one of a plurality of types of changes comprising a first type of change indicating that the change conflicts with an existing committed availability schedule and a second type of change indicating that the change adds additional conditional availability, additional committed availability, or additional conditional availability and additional committed availability;
receive, from the first peer wireless station, a second availability schedule applicable to the wireless station but not applicable to other peer wireless stations, wherein the second availability schedule comprises the second type of committed availability; and
transmit, to a second peer wireless station of the plurality of peer wireless stations, a third availability schedule comprising the first type of committed availability.

US Pat. No. 10,397,937

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SCHEDULING SINGLE-CELL MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST AND MULTICAST SERVICE

1. A method for scheduling a single-cell Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service (MBMS), comprising:receiving a Single Cell-Point To Multipoint (SC-PTM) Single cell-Multicast Control Channel (S-MCCH) message sent by an evolved Node B (eNB), wherein the S-MCCH message carries first Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) configuration information and/or second RNTI configuration information, a first RNTI corresponding to the first RNTI configuration information is used for indicating that a single-cell MBMS is scheduled by using a semi-static scheduling manner, the first RNTI configuration information is used for indicating a Temporarily Mobile Group Identifier (TMGI) corresponding to the first RNTI and a subframe position where a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) scrambled by using the first RNTI is located, a second RNTI is used for indicating that the single-cell MBMS is scheduled by using a dynamic scheduling manner, and the second RNTI configuration information is used for indicating a TMGI corresponding to the second RNTI; and
receiving an MBMS required on a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) according to scheduling information received on the PDCCH scrambled by the first RNTI and/or received on a PDCCH scrambled by the second RNTI.

US Pat. No. 10,397,929

INDIVIDUALIZED GAIN CONTROL OF REMOTE UPLINK BAND PATHS IN A REMOTE UNIT IN A DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM (DAS), BASED ON COMBINED UPLINK POWER LEVEL IN THE REMOTE UNIT

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A wireless communication system, comprising:a central unit configured to:
receive a plurality of uplink communications signals from a plurality of remote units; and
distribute the received plurality of uplink communications signals to a network;
the plurality of remote units each configured to:
receive a plurality of uplink band communications signals from at least one client device;
combine the received plurality of uplink band communications signals into a combined uplink communications signal; and
distribute the received combined uplink communications signal to the central unit;
each of the plurality of remote units comprising:
a plurality of remote uplink band power measurement circuits each coupled to a remote uplink band path among a plurality of remote uplink band paths each carrying at least one uplink band communications signal in a remote unit, each remote uplink band power measurement circuit among the plurality of remote uplink band power measurement circuits configured to:
measure a remote uplink band power of an uplink band communications signal in the remote uplink band path in the remote unit; and
provide a remote uplink band power measurement indicative of the measured remote uplink band power of the uplink band communications signal in the remote uplink band path; and
a remote combined uplink power measurement circuit coupled to a remote combined uplink path in the remote unit carrying a combined uplink communications signal comprised of a combined plurality of the uplink band communications signals, the remote combined uplink power measurement circuit configured to:
measure a remote combined uplink power of the combined uplink communications signal in the remote combined uplink path; and
provide a remote combined uplink power measurement indicative of the measured remote combined uplink power of the combined uplink communications signal in the remote combined uplink path; and
at least one remote controller configured to, for each of the plurality of remote units:
(a) receive the remote combined uplink power measurement for the remote unit;
(b) receive an individual remote uplink band power measurement for each remote uplink band path of the plurality of remote uplink band paths in the remote unit; and
(c) determine if the remote combined uplink power measurement is greater than a remote combined uplink threshold power level for the remote unit;
(d) if the remote combined uplink power measurement is greater than the remote combined uplink threshold power level for the remote unit, in response:
identify high power remote uplink band paths among the plurality of remote uplink band paths; and
direct a remote combined uplink band gain control circuit for at least one remote uplink band path identified as a high power remote uplink band path, to reduce an uplink band gain of the respective remote uplink band path by a defined remote uplink band gain level.

US Pat. No. 10,397,922

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING TIME-FREQUENCY RESOURCES FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF DATA PACKETS VIA A FREQUENCY SELECTIVE CHANNEL

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

13. A scheduler device for allocating time-frequency resources to data packets for transmitting said data packets via a communications network in which communications are performed over a frequency selective channel, the scheduler device comprising:a computer processor, and
a memory comprising instructions which, when executed by the computer processor, performs a process including
obtaining data packets to be transmitted, or descriptions thereof, each data packet being either a latency-constrained data packet or a non latency-constrained data packet; and
obtaining information representative of transmission conditions for each channel available to transmit at least one obtained data packet within a predefined time period;
performing an assignment of time-frequency resources within said predefined time period for transmitting data of non latency-constrained data packets, according to the obtained information representative of transmission conditions, each of said time-frequency resources comprising a time interval within said predetermined time period for a corresponding frequency, said time intervals for the respective time-frequency resources being of a same duration;
performing a revision of the assignment so that at least one time-frequency resource previously allocated to at least one respective transmission of data of the non latency-constrained data packets is re-allocated to at least one respective transmission of data of the latency-constrained data packets instead of the previously-allocated data of the non latency-constrained data packets that incurred the assignment revision, said revision being performed by minimizing a cost impact of the revision on a global performance metric related to the transmissions of said non latency-constrained data packets; and
allocating the time-frequency resources as assigned to the non latency-constrained data that did not incur the assignment revision, whereas the non latency-constrained data that incurred the assignment revision are put aside for later scheduling in a subsequent time period.

US Pat. No. 10,397,915

LATENCY REDUCTION IN SHARED OR UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:determining whether to use a first timing configuration or a second timing configuration for communication in an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, the first timing configuration having a first time difference between a downlink communication and a responsive uplink communication, and the second timing configuration having a second time difference between the downlink communication and the responsive uplink communication, the second time difference being less than the first time difference;
receiving a control message from a base station during a transmission opportunity (TxOp) of the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band; and
transmitting an uplink message during the TxOp in response to the control message, wherein the uplink message comprises a channel state information (CSI) report based at least in part on the first timing configuration or the second timing configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,397,836

HANDOVER FOR UE WITH V2X SERVICE

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first base station from a second base station, a first message for a handover request for a wireless device, wherein the first message comprises configuration parameters, the configuration parameters comprising for each packet flow of a plurality of packet flows of the wireless device:
an identifier of the packet flow;
at least one vehicle-to-everything (V2X) parameter of the packet flow indicating whether the packet flow is for at least one first V2X service; and
a quality of service (QoS) indicator of the packet flow;
determining, by the first base station, whether to accept the plurality of packet flows on a per packet flow basis, wherein the first base station determines to accept each packet flow of the plurality of packet flows based at least on the at least one V2X parameter of the packet flow; and
sending, by the first base station in response to the determining, a response message to the handover request indicating an acceptance or rejection of each packet flow of the plurality of packet flows.

US Pat. No. 10,397,246

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MALWARE DETECTION USING LOG BASED CROWDSOURCING ANALYSIS

Radware, Ltd., Tel Aviv ...

1. A crowdsourcing log analysis system for protecting a plurality of client networks from security threats, each of said plurality of client networks is associated with a set of network entities, said crowdsourcing log analysis system comprising:a plurality of server machines, each of said plurality of server machines comprising logic configured to execute a third-party security product and log associated third-party assessment attributes of at least one suspect entity into at least one log file; and
each of said plurality of client networks comprising logic configured to connect with at least one of said plurality of server machines to receive at least one log file;
at least one breach detection platform comprising logic configured to receive a plurality of log files from said plurality of client networks via a communication network, said at least one log file being one of the plurality of log files;
wherein said crowdsourcing log analysis system is configured to generate a risk factor for said at least one suspect entity based upon at least a plurality of said third party assessment attributes; and
wherein said crowdsourcing log analysis system causes blocking of communication for said at least one suspect entity based upon at least said risk factor being indicative of said at least one suspect network entity being a security threat.

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. 10,396,592

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING AND PROVIDING DISPATCHABLE OPERATING RESERVE ENERGY CAPACITY THROUGH USE OF ACTIVE LOAD MANAGEMENT

CAUSAM ENERGY, INC., Ral...

1. A system for managing power on an electric power grid, comprising:at least one power consuming device, at least one controllable device, and at least one client device constructed and configured in network communication;
wherein the at least one controllable device is operably coupled to the at least one power consuming device;
wherein the at least one controllable device is operable to control a power flow from the electric power grid to the at least one power consuming device responsive to power control instructions from the at least one client device;
wherein the at least one power consuming device has an actual value of power reduced based on revenue grade metrology, and confirmed by measurement and verification; and
wherein the actual value of power reduced is a curtailment value as supply equivalence and provides operating reserve for the electric power grid.

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. 10,396,542

BATH SAFETY CONTROL SYSTEM AND BATH SAFETY CONTROL METHOD

DARTPOINT TECH. CO., LTD....

1. A bath safety control system electrically coupled to at least one load, the bath safety control system comprising:a power source having two power source output terminals, the power source providing power for the load via the two power source output terminals;
at least one safety relay electrically coupled between one of the two power source output terminals and the load;
an operation relay electrically coupled between the other one of the two power source output terminals and the load;
a processing unit electrically coupled to the at least one safety relay and the operation relay; and
a detecting unit comprising at least one input terminal and an output terminal, the at least one input terminal comprising a first input terminal and a second input terminal, the first input terminal electrically coupled between the power source and the at least one safety relay, the second input terminal electrically coupled between the load and the operation relay, the output terminal electrically coupled to the processing unit,
wherein the processing unit determines whether the operation relay has a fault according to whether the detecting unit is activated,
when the processing unit determines that the operation relay has the fault, the processing unit controls the at least one safety relay to be turned off;
when the detecting unit is activated, the processing unit determines that the operation relay is turned on; and when the detecting unit is not activated, the processing unit determines that the operation relay is turned off;
wherein in a first operating mode of the bath safety control system, when the power source is supplied by electricity from a situation without electricity, the at least one safety relay is turned on and the operation relay is turned off;
when the bath safety control system is operated normally, the operation relay is turned on or turned off according to control of the processing unit and the at least one safety relay remains turned on;
and in the first operating mode, when the bath safety control system is operated normally,
when the detecting unit is activated and the processing unit determines that the operation relay should be turned on, the processing unit does not change a state of the at least one safety relay from being turned on;
when the detecting unit is activated and the processing unit determines that the operation relay should not be turned on, the processing unit changes the state of the at least one safety relay to an off state;
when the detecting unit is not activated and the processing unit determines that the operation relay does not require turning on, the processing unit does not change the state of the at least one safety relay from being turned on;
when the detecting unit is not activated and the processing unit determines that the operation relay requires turning on, the processing unit controls the operation relay to be turned on;
wherein in a second operating mode of the bath safety control system, when the power source is supplied by electricity from a situation without electricity, the at least one safety relay and the operation relay remain turned off,
when the operation relay and the at least one safety relay require turning on, the at least one safety relay is turned on firstly and then the operation relay is turned on;
when the operation relay and the at least one safety relay require turning off, the operation relay is turned off firstly and then the at least one safety relay is turned off;
and in the second operating mode, when the detecting unit is not activated and the processing unit determines that the operation relay does not require turning on, the processing unit does not change the state of the at least one safety relay from being turned off;
and in the second operating mode, when the detecting unit is not activated and the processing unit determines that the operation relay requires turning on, the processing unit controls the at least one safety relay to be turned on firstly and then controls the operation relay to be turned on;
and in the second operating mode, when the detecting unit is activated and the processing unit determines that the operation relay should be turned on, the processing unit does not change the state of the at least one safety relay from being turned on;
and in the second operating mode, when the detecting unit is activated and the processing unit determines that the operation relay should not be turned on, the processing unit changes the state of the at least one safety relay to the off state.

US Pat. No. 10,396,541

PROCESSOR-BASED CIRCUIT INTERRUPTING DEVICES

LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO....

1. A fault circuit interrupting device for selectively coupling a power source to a load, the fault circuit interrupting device comprising:a fault sensor configured to output a sensor signal;
a voltage sensor configured to output a reference voltage signal, wherein a characteristic of the reference voltage signal is indicative of noise on the power source; and
a controller configured to determine an occurrence of an actual fault based on the sensor signal and the noise on the power source.

US Pat. No. 10,396,441

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

PRINCO CORP., Hsinchu (T...

1. A communication device, comprising:a top cover;
an antenna formed on a bottom surface of the top cover;
a housing made of a metal material or an electrically conductive material;
a bottom cover, wherein the top cover, the housing, and the bottom cover construct an accommodating space from top to bottom;
a first magnetic isolation layer formed on a surface of the housing facing the accommodating space;
a short distance communication module disposed in the accommodating space, and the short distance communication module having a communication distance equal to or less than 10 centimeters;
a second magnetic isolation layer disposed under the short distance communication module;
a movement disposed in the accommodating space and positioned under the second magnetic isolation layer; and
a functional module disposed under the second magnetic isolation layer, wherein the functional module communicates with a mobile terminal via the antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,396,430

TOUCH SCREEN INTEGRATED WITH NFC ANTENNA, TERMINAL, AND NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREFOR

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A touch screen terminal, comprising:an NFC antenna-integrated touch screen, comprising:
a substrate having a touch sensing region;
a touch sensing electrode arranged in the touch sensing region; and
a single-turn conductive wire which is used as a ground loop of electrostatic discharge (ESD) conductive wire, arranged on a periphery of the touch sensing region,
wherein the single-turn conductive wire is not contacted with the touch sensing region and is reused as a screen antenna for near field communication; and
a touch control chip, comprising:
a touch control manager connected to the touch sensing electrode, wherein the touch control manager is configured to process a sensing signal from the touch sensing electrode and calculate a touch coordinate; and
a near field communication manager connected to the single-turn conductive wire, wherein the near field communication manager is configured to process a near field communication; and
a terminal main controller, configured to acquire and manage information of the touch control and near field communication;
wherein the near field communication manager is configured to:
have a reference voltage output terminal, wherein the reference voltage output terminal is electrically connected to a first end of the screen antenna, and wherein the reference voltage output terminal is configured to provide a reference voltage and a bias for the touch control chip;
have an input terminal, wherein the input terminal is electrically connected to a second end of the screen antenna via a switch unit;
buffer and amplify an external near field communication signal received by the screen antenna;
have an output terminal, wherein the a second output terminal is electrically connected to the a second end of the screen antenna;
send out, via the screen antenna, a near field communication signal to be output, wherein sending out a near field communication signal to be output occurs at a different time as buffering and amplifying an external field communication signal received by the screen antenna, and when an external near field communication signal received by the screen antenna is buffered and amplified, the switch unit is switched on, and when a near field communication signal to be output is sent out, the switch unit is switched off;
demodulate the amplified signal into a digital signal; and
be connected to the terminal main controller, wherein the near field communication manager is configured to decode the digital signal obtained via demodulation, and send a decoded result to the terminal main controller; and
receive data to be sent from the terminal main controller and demodulate the received data, and output a modulated signal to be sent out to the antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,395,965

ELECTRONIC POWER DEVICES INTEGRATED WITH AN ENGINEERED SUBSTRATE

Qromis, Inc., Santa Clar...

1. A power device comprising:a substrate comprising:
a polycrystalline ceramic core;
a first adhesion layer coupled to the polycrystalline ceramic core;
a barrier layer coupled to the first adhesion layer;
a bonding layer coupled to the barrier layer; and
a substantially single crystal layer coupled to the bonding layer;
a buffer layer coupled to the substantially single crystal layer;
a channel region coupled to the buffer layer, wherein the channel region comprises a first end, a second end, and a central portion disposed between the first end and the second end, the channel region comprising a channel region barrier layer coupled to the buffer layer;
a source contact disposed at the first end of the channel region;
a drain contact disposed at the second end of the channel region; and
a gate contact coupled to the channel region.

US Pat. No. 10,395,746

CORRELATED DOUBLE SAMPLING INTEGRATING CIRCUIT

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A correlated double sampling integrating circuit, comprising a sampling and holding module, an energy storage unit and a feedback module;wherein the sampling and holding module is configured to sample and hold different input signals;
the energy storage unit is configured to store charge corresponding to the input signals that are sampled and held to generate node signals; and
the feedback module is configured to form a negative feedback loop with the energy storage unit to control a node signal at an integrating stage to be substantially equal to a node signal at a resetting stage,
wherein the feedback module comprises a differential amplifier unit and a switch unit, configured to respectively form different negative feedback loops with the energy storage unit to respectively control the node signals generated by the energy storage unit at the integrating stage and the resetting stage, such that the node signal at the integrating stage is substantially equal to the node signal at the resetting stage,
wherein the differential amplifier unit comprises a second differential amplifier and one of a first differential amplifier and a single-input and single-output amplifier, and the switch unit includes a first switch unit and a second switch unit, when the first switch unit is turned on and the second switch unit is turned off, the second differential amplifier and the first switch unit form a first feedback loop with the energy storage unit, and the second differential amplifier and one of the first differential amplifier and the single-input and single-output amplifier form a second feedback loop with the energy storage unit, to control the node signal generated by the energy storage unit at the resetting stage.

US Pat. No. 10,395,005

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING REAL-TIME BI-DIRECTIONAL CHARGE CAPTURE-CENTRALIZED CONVERSATION BETWEEN BILLING AND PROVIDER ENTITIES

NUESOFT TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A method for providing a real-time bi-directional health care charge capture-centralized conversation securely between a Billing entity and a Provider entity regarding a real-time charge capture data and a real-time claim data within a secure network, said method comprising the steps of:providing a first computer apparatus having a display and having a first secure point-to-point connection to a database server and a second computer apparatus having a display and having a second secure point-to-point access to said database server, said first and said second computer apparatuses having a charge capture module, said charge capture module having secure access to a real-time charge capture-centralized conversation data stored on said database server;
loading an interface thereon said first computer apparatus, said interface having a charge capture interface, a billing interface and a messaging interface, wherein said charge capture interface is capable of recording at least one of the group consisting of: diagnoses, diagnosis notes, treatments, treatment notes and combinations thereof, and wherein said billing interface is capable of recording at least one of the group comprising consisting of standardized diagnostic codes and standardized treatment codes, and wherein said messaging interface is capable of displaying a threaded conversation of messages between the Billing entity and the Provider entity;
displaying said interface on said display of said first computer apparatus;
loading said charge capture module via said network thereon said first computer apparatus;
performing at least one action in said charge capture module on said first computer apparatus from a group of actions including: entering a message associated with said real-time charge capture data, entering a message associated with said real-time claim data, editing said real-time claim data, and combinations thereof said messages comprising a request for supplemental information, a request for clarification, a request for correction, responses to said requests, or combinations thereof;
packaging data resulting from said at least one action into a data package;
transmitting said data package from said first computer apparatus to said database server via said first secure point-to-point connection; and
gathering said data package into a threaded conversation as an updated version of said real-time charge capture-centralized conversation data;
wherein the Billing entity utilizes said second secure point-to-point connection to cooperatively assemble a healthcare claim for reimbursement based upon data in said real-time charge capture-centralized conversation data thereby communicating in a secure.

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. 10,394,900

COMMUNITY-BASED INVESTIGATIVE TOOLS

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A system, comprising:at least one processor; and
a memory coupled to the at least one processor, the memory configured to store program instructions executable by the at least one processor to cause the system to:
receive a report request from a user, the user associated with a first of a plurality of controlled-environment facilities, the report request being satisfied, at least in part, by database records associated with a resident of a second of the plurality of controlled-environment facilities;
create a response to the report request, at least in part, by selectively, based on an access level indicating whether controlled-environment facilities are in investigative cooperation, performing: (a) retrieving the database records if the access level selected by the first of the plurality of controlled-environment facilities indicates an investigative cooperation between the first and second of the plurality of controlled-environment facilities, and (b) if the number of database records associated with the second of the plurality of controlled-environment facilities is larger than a threshold, then suggesting to the user that the first of the plurality of controlled-environment facilities select a different access level that allows access by the user to the database records of the second of the plurality of controlled-environment facilities.

US Pat. No. 10,394,751

PROGRAMMED INPUT/OUTPUT MODE

Solarflare Communications...

1. A data processing system comprising:a host computing device comprising at least one processor, the host computing device being configured to run an application;
a network interface device arranged to couple the host computing device to a network, the network interface device comprising a plurality of buffers for receiving data from the host computing device for transmission over the network;
wherein the processor is configured to execute instructions to transfer the data for transmission to one of the plurality of buffers; and the data processing system further comprises:
an indicator store configured to store a doorbell indicating that at least some of the data for transmission has been transferred to the one of the plurality of buffers, wherein the doorbell is associated with a descriptor identifying the one of the plurality of buffers,
wherein the network interface device is configured to receive a write of the doorbell from the host computing device, and in response to the writing of the doorbell:
access the one of the plurality of buffers identified by the descriptor; and
transmit, over the network, the data in the one of the plurality of buffers identified by the descriptor.

US Pat. No. 10,394,516

MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SOUND OUTPUT

Pantech Inc., Seoul (KR)...

1. A mobile terminal to control an output sound, the mobile terminal comprising:a sound control unit configured to form a virtual output path for applications requesting to output sound data and configured to determine sound data to be output selected from each application's sound data;
a mapping information storing unit configured store a priority associated with each of the applications that is set by a user for execution of the applications, and to map and store application identifiers for the applications to a sound track index;
a sound output unit configured to output the determined sound data by muting the virtual output paths not mapped to the determined sound data based on the priority of the applications and without further user input; and
a sound hardware controlled by the sound output unit.

US Pat. No. 10,394,230

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INVERTING A SIMULATION PROCESS TO VALIDATE A PRODUCT DESIGN

DASSAULT SYSTEMES SIMULIA...

1. A computer-implemented method of inverting a simulation process, the method comprising:configuring a simulator with one or more simulation analysis methods configured for selection by the simulator to at least one simulation based on simulation analysis types;
providing, to the simulator, at least one of product design, design targets for the product, and operating environment conditions for the product;
automatically defining, by the simulator, at least one simulation for validating the product design by selecting one or more of the simulation analysis methods based on the product design parameters;
mapping each of a set of design targets for the product to an analysis type that is added to a list of analysis types associated with the product;
simplifying the list of analysis types by combining at least some of the analysis types in the list of analysis types;
generating the at least one simulation by determining an analysis sequence from the simplified list of analysis types;
executing the at least one defined simulation;
receiving product design input that indicates design targets for assessing the product design;
automatically analyzing, by the simulator, the resulting simulation data, using the received design targets, to validate the product design;
determining simulation input values for tuning or improving the validated product design; and
outputting the determined simulation input values to a user.

US Pat. No. 10,394,207

TECHNIQUES FOR OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE OF CYCLONES

CiDRA Corporate Service I...

1. Apparatus comprising:a battery of cyclones configured to process a slurry stream being fed with a common feed flow:
sensors being mounted on the battery of cyclones, each sensor configured to sense particle sizes of solids forming part of a slurry stream overflow, and provide signaling containing information about the particle sizes of solids forming part of the slurry stream overflow;
at least one signal processor or signal processing module configured at least to:
respond to the signaling; and
provide corresponding signaling to control the operation of the battery by determining which combinations of cyclones in the battery produce the slurry stream overflow that has undesirable particle size characteristics using a statistical algorithm or technique, based upon the signaling received.