US Pat. No. 10,462,784

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INFORMATION SUBMISSION AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN INTERNET OF VEHICLES

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method for allocating a resource in a V2X system, the method comprising:allocating, by a network-side device, sub-frame resources for node devices initially accessing a cell, and notifying the initially allocated sub-frame resources to the node devices initially accessing the cell; and
determining, by the network-side device, colliding node devices among the node devices which have accessed the cell, reallocating sub-frame resources for the colliding node devices, and notifying the reallocated sub-frame resources respectively to the colliding node devices;
wherein determining, by the network-side device, the colliding node devices comprises:
determining, by the network-side device, the colliding node devices according to interference information related to a sub-frame resource with interference reported by the node devices which have accessed the cell; and/or
determining, by the network-side device, the colliding node devices according to current positional information, of the node devices which have accessed the cell, reported by the node devices;
wherein determining, by the network-side device, the colliding node devices according to the interference information reported by the node devices in the cell comprises:
determining, by the network-side device, the sub-frame resource with interference according to such information carried in the interference information that indicates a gap between the sub-frame resource with interference and a sub-frame in which the interference information is transmitted; and
determining, by the network-side device, such node devices in the cell that access the sub-frame resource with interference, according to the positional information of the node devices in the cell, and allocation information of the sub-frame resources of the node devices in the cell, and determining the determined node devices as the colliding node devices; and
the determining, by the network-side device, the colliding node devices according to the positional information reported by the node devices in the cell comprises:
updating by the network-side device, its stored distances between node devices multiplexing sub-frame resources, according to the positional information reported by the node devices in the cell, and the sub-frame resources allocated by the network-side device for the node devices in the cell; and
determining, by the network-side device, node devices multiplexing any one of sub-frame resources as the colliding node devices, upon determining that a distance between the node devices multiplexing the any one of sub-frame resources is shorter than a preset shortest distance at which the any one of sub-frame resources is multiplexed.

US Pat. No. 10,461,953

LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM HAVING AUDIO CONTROL DEVICES

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A control system comprising:a plurality of audio output devices; and
a remote control device comprising a button for selecting a preset, the actuation of the button causing different commands to be transmitted to at least two of the audio output devices;
wherein the at least two of the audio output devices are configured to be controlled according to the different commands in response to the actuation of the button of the remote control device.

US Pat. No. 10,458,155

LATCH WITH OVERSLAM STOP FEATURE

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. A latch for a closure panel of a vehicle, the latch including:a latch housing;
a ratchet mounted to the latch housing and movable between at least one closed position, in which the ratchet retains a striker in a slot of the latch housing, and an open position, in which the ratchet releases the striker from the slot, the ratchet having a channel for receiving the striker between a first portion of the ratchet and a second portion of the ratchet, the slot having an over slam region positioned adjacent to a bottom of the slot;
a pawl mounted to the latch housing and movable between a ratchet holding position, in which the pawl holds the ratchet in the at least one closed position, and a ratchet release position, in which the pawl facilitates movement of the ratchet towards the open position; and
a pair of levers mounted to the latch housing and configured for corotation about a pivot, the pair of levers biased towards a rest position by a biasing element coupled to at least one of the pair of levers, the pair of levers including a control lever and a stop lever spaced apart from one another about the pivot, such that when in the rest position, the control lever is in alignment for contact by the first portion of the ratchet to facilitate co-joint rotation of the ratchet and the pair of levers when in said contact by acting against the bias of the biasing element for:
rotation of the ratchet over a predefined speed threshold causing the corotation of the pair of levers to bring into contact the second portion of the ratchet and the stop lever, thereby inhibiting travel of the striker into the over slam region of the slot; and
rotation of the ratchet under the predefined speed threshold causing the corotation of the pair of levers to misalign with the second portion of the ratchet and inhibit contact of the second portion of the ratchet with the stop lever, thereby facilitating travel of the striker into the over slam region of the slot;
wherein said predefined speed threshold is relative to a biasing strength of the biasing member.

US Pat. No. 10,457,294

NEURAL NETWORK BASED SAFETY MONITORING SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method to alert a user to intervene an autonomous driving system (ADS) of an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV), the method comprising:receiving sensor data from a plurality of sensors of the ADV;
extracting a predetermined number of features from the sensor data using a machine learning model;
determining whether to alert a user to intervene the ADS based on the extracted features using the machine learning model;
generating a safety alarm based on the determining whether to alert the user to intervene the ADS; and
alerting the user to intervene the ADS of the ADV based on the generated safety alarm.

US Pat. No. 10,456,240

PATIENT INTERFACE FOR LIGHT ADJUSTABLE INTRAOCULAR LENS IRRADIATION SYSTEM

RxSight, Inc., Aliso Vie...

1. A light adjustable lens irradiation system for post-operatively adjusting optical characteristics of a light adjustable intraocular lens (IOL) in a human eye, the light adjustable lens irradiation system comprising:an irradiation light source, for generating an ultraviolet (UV) light beam;
an optical system, for directing the UV light beam towards a light adjustable intraocular lens, implanted into an eye of a patient; and
a patient interface, coupled to the optical system, for stabilizing the eye relative to the optical system to achieve an alignment of the light adjustable intraocular lens and the UV light beam,
wherein the patient interface is sized and configured to directly couple to the eye of the patient,
wherein the optical system includes an objective, and the patient interface and the objective are spatially separated,
wherein the objective is laterally adjustable relative to the patient interface,
wherein the optical system directs the UV light beam to irradiate a central portion of the intraocular lens, and wherein the optical system modulates the UV light beam to attain a radial intensity profile,
wherein the light adjustable intraocular lens is fabricated from photo-polymerizable macromers, interspersed with a photoinitiator,
wherein the radial intensity profile of the irradiating UV light induces polymerization of the photo-polymerizable macromers with a corresponding radial profile, and wherein polymerizing with a radial profile changes the shape of the light adjustable intraocular lens, and therefore changes the optical characteristics of the light adjustable intraocular lens.

US Pat. No. 10,455,889

SKI BOOT

MARKER Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A ski boot, comprising: a rigid ski boot shell; and a sole of the ski boot which comprises a free upper side, which protrudes forwards in the longitudinal direction of the boot and/or laterally beyond the ski boot shell traverse to the longitudinal direction of the boot, and a lower side, wherein:(a) the ski boot comprises a front attaching region which can be moved into binding engagement with a front part of a ski binding in order to secure the ski boot;
(b) with the ski boot standing freely on a planar base, the free upper side of the sole exhibits a distance from the base, orthogonally with respect to the base, of at least 25 mm at a front end of the sole of the ski boot;
(c) with the ski boot standing freely on the planar base, the free upper side of the sole has a distance from the lower side of the sole, measured perpendicular to the base, of 19 mm±2 mm at a distance from the front end of the sole, measured in the longitudinal direction, of at least 28 mm and at most 34 mm; and
(d) with the ski boot standing freely on the base, the lower side of the sole has a distance from the base of at least 5 mm throughout, up to a distance of 40 mm±10 mm from the front end of the sole, as measured in the longitudinal direction;
(e) wherein the sole of the ski boot comprises a two-dimensional recess in a region from the front end of the sole of the ski boot up to a point of contact with the base;
(f) wherein a point on the sole of the ski boot which exhibits the perpendicular distance of 5 mm from the base lies in the two-dimensional recess; and
(g) wherein the two-dimensional recess has a length, measured in the longitudinal direction of the ski, of 20 mm or more and a width, measured transverse to the skiing direction, of 20 mm or more.

US Pat. No. 10,462,783

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIGHLY DETERMINISTIC MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method comprising:generating, at a server, a channel allocation schedule, wherein the channel allocation schedule identifies a plurality of channels and a plurality of network nodes, each channel corresponding to a particular frequency, wherein the channel allocation schedule identifies a first plurality of time slots for a first channel of the plurality of channels during a first time period, wherein the channel allocation schedule identifies a second plurality of time slots for a second channel of the plurality of channels during a second time period, wherein the channel allocation schedule identifies a third plurality of time slots for a third channel of the plurality of channels during the second time period, wherein the first plurality of time slots has a different number of time slots than the second plurality of time slots and a different number of time slots than the third plurality of time slots, wherein each time slot of the first plurality of time slots is associated with a first bandwidth capacity, wherein each time slot of the second plurality of time slots is associated with a second bandwidth capacity, and wherein each time slot of the third plurality of time slots is associated with a third bandwidth capacity;
receiving, at the server, a request for channel resources from a network node of the plurality of network nodes, wherein the request identifies a particular bandwidth amount;
updating the channel allocation schedule to allocate the request to a particular time slot of the first plurality of time slots, wherein the particular time slot is selected based on the particular bandwidth amount and the first bandwidth capacity, and wherein the first bandwidth capacity is sufficient for the particular bandwidth amount;
sending, from the server, a channel resource allocation message identifying the particular time slot; and
responsive to the server detecting erroneous conditions corresponding to the particular time slot, updating the channel allocation schedule to allocate the request to a second particular time slot of the third plurality of time slots, wherein the second particular time slot is selected based on the particular bandwidth amount, the second bandwidth capacity, and the third bandwidth capacity, wherein the second bandwidth capacity is insufficient for the particular bandwidth amount, and wherein the third bandwidth capacity is sufficient for the particular bandwidth amount.

US Pat. No. 10,462,754

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVELY REDUCING AN ALLOWABLE TRANSMIT POWER OF A WIRELESS DEVICE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for selecting a wireless device for handover, the method comprising:receiving a power reduction indicator at a first access node from a wireless network, the power reduction indicator designated for wireless devices operating on a first channel at the first access node, the wireless devices comprising one or more high power classified wireless devices;
selecting one or more of the high power classified wireless devices for handover to a second channel based on a criteria, and the selection criteria comprises at least one of a current transmit power state, a power class, and a signal strength indicator of the second channel reported by the one or more high power classified wireless devices;
handing over the selected one or more high power classified wireless devices to the second channel; and
reducing a maximum allowable power for the unselected high power classified wireless devices.

US Pat. No. 10,462,726

CALL FLOW SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE IN A LEGACY TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Tango Networks, Inc., Ri...

18. A system, comprising:a cellular network including a mobile switching network and a carrier gateway server; and
an enterprise network including an enterprise gateway server and a private branch exchange coupled therewith,
wherein the enterprise gateway server is coupled with the carrier gateway server,
wherein the carrier gateway server receives, from the enterprise gateway server, a first routing instruction, based on at least one enterprise policy, wherein the at least one enterprise policy limits an amount of mobile device usage that a mobile device may be used after an employee badge associated with the mobile device has been identified as badged-out of the office, and
wherein the carrier gateway server transmits to the mobile switching network, a second routing instruction, which instructs the mobile switching network to route the session to a destination when at least one of the employee badge has been identified as not badged-out of the office, and the employee badge has been identified as badged-out of the office and the mobile device has not exceeded its limited amount of mobile device usage.

US Pat. No. 10,462,576

ACOUSTIC DEVICE

AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd...

1. An acoustic device, comprising a frame and a vibration system fixed to the frame, wherein the vibration system comprises a first vibrating diaphragm fixed to the frame, a voice coil driving the first vibrating diaphragm to vibrate and produce a sound, a second vibrating diaphragm fixed to an end of the voice coil which is away from the first vibrating diaphragm, and a flexible circuit board, the flexible circuit board comprises a first fixing arm and a second fixing arm respectively fixed to the frame and the voice coil, an elastic arm connecting the first fixing arm and the second fixing arm, and a pad respectively extending from two ends of the second fixing arm, the pad is located on an inner side of the voice coil, the second vibrating diaphragm comprises a vibration portion and a first fixing portion and a second fixing portion respectively extending from two opposite sides of the vibration portion, the first fixing portion is fixed to the first fixing arm, and the second fixing portion is fixed to the second fixing arm;wherein there are two flexible circuit boards, and the two flexible circuit boards are respectively located on two opposite sides of the frame; and
wherein there are two second vibrating diaphragms, and the two second vibrating diaphragms are respectively fixed to the two flexible circuit boards and are symmetrically disposed about the voice coil.

US Pat. No. 10,462,575

VOICE COIL WIRE, VOICE COIL WOUND BY THE VOICE COIL WIRE, AND LOUDSPEAKER PROVIDED WITH THE VOICE COIL

GoerTek Inc., Weifang (C...

1. A voice coil wire, comprising:a conductor layer having an electric conduction effect and an insulation layer which surrounds an outer side of the conductor layer,
wherein a cross-section of the voice coil wire is a hexagon, and side lengths of the hexagon are equal;
wherein a circular arc chamfer is situated between adjacent sides of the hexagon, and a radius of the circular arc chamfer is less than ½ of the side lengths of the hexagon;
wherein the conductor layer is one of a copper wire, an extra-high tension copper wire or a copper clad aluminum wire; and
wherein the voice coil further comprises a self-adhering layer to surround an outer side of the insulation layer, and cross-sections of the insulation layer and the self-adhering layer are both hollow hexagons surrounding the outer side of the conductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,462,555

IN-VEHICLE SPEAKER

ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. An in-vehicle speaker comprising:a casing;
a frame member enclosed in the casing;
a diaphragm enclosed in the casing, where the frame member supports an outer peripheral portion of the diaphragm; and
a magnetic drive unit configured to drive the diaphragm,
wherein the inside of the casing is separated into a sound producing space and an antiphase space by the diaphragm serving as a boundary, and the casing is composed of a first casing that forms the sound producing space therein and a second casing that forms the antiphase space therein,
wherein the first casing has a sound emitting port that enables the sound producing space to communicate with an interior space of a vehicle,
wherein the second casing includes a lid portion located at the antiphase space side to cover the diaphragm and an opening portion that opens along a peripheral portion of the lid portion, and the opening portion enables the antiphase space to communicate with a non-interior space of the vehicle,
wherein a plurality of fins is arranged at intervals in the opening portion along the peripheral portion of the lid portion, an air passage is formed between every adjacent two of the fins, and at least part of the air passage extends at an angle, in a lateral direction, to an imaginary line extending from the center of the diaphragm in a radial direction,
wherein a facing inner surface of each of the fins located on either side of the air passage has an outer end portion adjacent to the non-interior space of the vehicle, and
wherein a facing distance L between the outer end portions of the facing inner surfaces is greater than a smallest facing distance W between the facing inner surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,462,537

NETWORK VIDEO STREAMING WITH TRICK PLAY BASED ON SEPARATE TRICK PLAY FILES

DIVX, LLC, San Diego, CA...

1. A playback device, comprising:a set of one or more processors; and
a non-volatile storage containing an application for causing the set of one or more processors to perform the steps of:
receiving a playback request for a selected one of a plurality of adaptive bitrate streams at a first time using a playback device, and in response thereto:
sending a playlist request and the first time to a server;
receiving a playlist identifying a set of successive container files storing segments of encoded video from the selected adaptive bitrate stream from the server, the set of successive container files starting at the first time;
downloading segments of encoded video from the selected adaptive bitrate stream according to the received playlist;
playing back video from the downloaded segments of encoded video from the selected adaptive bitrate stream; and
receiving a trick play request for a trick play stream corresponding to the plurality of adaptive bitrate streams using the playback device, the trick play request including a second time and a particular direction, and in response thereto:
sending a trick play playlist request, the second time, and the particular direction to the server, wherein the server generates a trick play playlist identifying a different set of container files storing segments of encoded video from the trick play stream upon receipt of the trick play playlist request, the different set of container files starting at the second time and in the particular direction;
receiving the generated trick play playlist from the server;
downloading segments of encoded video from the trick play stream according to the generated trick play playlist; and
playing back video from the downloaded segments of encoded video from the trick play stream in the particular direction.

US Pat. No. 10,462,515

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, APPARATUS, AND DEVICE

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. An information processing method, applied in a second device, comprising:receiving, by the second device from a fourth device, a first read request containing video information of a video played at the fourth device, a frame number of a current frame, and position information of a user input operation comprising a user interaction with the video to receive information about a commodity in the video;
querying, by the second device, a two-dimensional list corresponding to the current frame for an identification of the commodity according to the position information of the user input operation, wherein the two-dimensional index for the current frame includes at least two different commodities at different locations within the frame;
acquiring, by the second device, identification information of the commodity in the video corresponding to the user interaction with the video based on the query of the two-dimensional list;
acquiring, by the second device, according to the identification information of the commodity, corresponding advertisement information comprising commodity information and attribute information, wherein the commodity information and the attribute information are used to display the commodity and provide purchase information to the user;
sending, by the second device, the first read response comprising the advertisement information to the fourth device, so that the fourth device can display the advertisement information on a display screen of the fourth device; and
receiving, by the second device, a second advertisement access request from a first device, the second advertisement access request containing the identification information of the commodity and the advertisement information of the commodity.

US Pat. No. 10,462,500

LOCATION AGNOSTIC MEDIA CONTROL ROOM/BROADCAST FACILITY

FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY,...

1. A virtual media control system for generating a broadcast video stream from a live video feed from a source remote from the virtual media control system in at least near real time, comprising:a communication interface, for accepting first control information, the first control information specifying a desired constitution of the broadcast video stream, and for receiving the live video feed from the source via a first communication channel, wherein the first control information comprises:
a manifest describing:
one or more video components desired to be included in the broadcast video stream, wherein the one or more video components includes a primary video component comprising the live video feed; and
a playlist, describing a desired temporal assembly of the one or more video components that together comprise at least a portion of the generated broadcast video stream;
broadcast video stream parameters, comprising at least one of:
a desired broadcast stream quality of service (QoS); and
destination broadcast network for transmitting the broadcast video stream;
a stream processor, comprising:
at least one pre-processor, for pre-processing the one or more video components according to pre-processing commands;
stream switcher for temporally switching between the one or more pre-processed video components to assemble a switched video stream having the video feed and other of the one or more video components according to stream switching commands;
one or more post-processors, for post-processing the switched video stream according to post-processing commands to produce the broadcast video stream;
a parser, for parsing the live video feed for second control information comprising live queueing information from the source, the live queueing information signaling a live event depicted in the live video feed; and
a command module, for interpreting the first control information and the second control information to generate the pre-processing commands, the stream switching commands, and the post-processing commands including the broadcast video stream parameters;
wherein the stream switcher further temporally switches between secondary video components not described in the manifest to assemble the switched video stream.

US Pat. No. 10,462,461

CODING DEVICE AND DECODING DEVICE WHICH ALLOW ENCODING OF NON-SQUARE BLOCKS

KDDI CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An encoding device comprising:a mode selection processor configured to determine a block division type and an intra prediction mode of each divided block on the basis of an input image to be encoded and encoded pixels;
a square intra prediction processor configured to apply square intra prediction to obtain a predictive value when the determined block is square;
a non-square intra prediction processor configured to apply non-square intra prediction to obtain a predictive value when the determined block is non-square;
a differential processor configured to obtain a prediction residual which is a difference between the predictive value and a corresponding input image to be encoded;
a squaring processor configured to rearrange prediction residuals obtained when the determined block is non-square into a square format;
a transformation processor configured to apply orthogonal transformation to the prediction residuals rearranged into the square format or prediction residuals obtained when the determined block is square to obtain transform coefficients;
a quantization processor configured to quantize the transform coefficients to obtain level values;
an entropy encoding processor configured to encode the level values, the determined block division type, and the determined intra prediction mode of each divided block;
an inverse quantization/inverse transformation processor configured to inversely quantize and inversely transform the level values to obtain reconstructed prediction residuals;
a non-squaring processor configured to rearrange a block of the reconstructed prediction residuals into a non-square format when the block of the reconstructed prediction residuals corresponds to the non-square format; and
an addition processor configured to add the predictive value to the reconstructed prediction residuals rearranged into the non-square format or the reconstructed prediction residuals obtained when the determined block is square to reconstruct the encoded pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,462,460

DECODING DEVICE AND DECODING METHOD, AND ENCODING DEVICE AND ENCODING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An encoding device, comprising:circuitry configured to:
generate a prediction image by performing motion compensation to a reference image within a co-located tile based on a motion vector detected within the tiles as a condition that a tile split information is maintained within a sequence when a picture of a current image is split into tiles; and
encode the current image using the prediction image generated by performing the motion compensation.

US Pat. No. 10,462,446

PROCESSING A DEPTH MAP FOR AN IMAGE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. An apparatus for processing a depth map, the apparatus comprising:a depth map source circuit, the depth map source circuit arranged to provide a depth map for an image, wherein the depth map comprises pixels and depth values associated with at least one of the pixels;
a confidence map source circuit, the confidence map source circuit arranged to provide a confidence map,
wherein the confidence map comprises confidence values associated with at least one of the pixels,
wherein the confidence value for a pixel designates at least one pixel as a confident pixel or a non-confident pixel,
wherein a confident pixel has a depth value meeting a reliability criterion and a non-confident pixel has a depth value not meeting the reliability criterion; and
a depth modifier circuit arranged to perform a depth modification operation, the depth modification operation comprising modifying depth values for at least one of the pixels,
wherein the depth modifier circuit is arranged to set a modified depth value for a first pixel to a current depth value for the first pixel if the first pixel is designated as a confident pixel,
wherein the depth modifier circuit is arranged to set a modified depth value for a first pixel to a current depth value for the first pixel if there are no confident pixels within a neighborhood set of pixels for the first pixel,
wherein the depth modifier circuit is arranged to set the modified value to a highest depth value of the current depth value and a determined depth value,
wherein the determined depth value is a function of depth values of pixels within the neighborhood set of pixels that are designated as confident pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,462,443

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND SOFTWARE FOR IMPROVED VIDEO DATA RECOVERY EFFECTIVENESS

VERINT AMERICAS INC., Al...

1. A method of recovery of a storage system in response to a corruption, loss, or unavailability of a file index, the method comprising:scanning the storage system for a recovery flag, wherein the recovery flag is common among storage packets to identify recovery headers associated with the storage packets;
reading the recovery headers and associated data segments from the storage system for the storage packets in which the recovery flag is found;
grouping the associated data segments into data object groups, wherein each of the data object groups includes a subset of the recovery headers and a corresponding subset of the associated data segments, wherein the subset of the recovery headers each include common Object ID that uniquely identifies a data object on the storage system;
reassembling data objects stored on the storage system by reordering the corresponding subset of associated data segments for each of the data object groups based on a Sequence Number in the subset of the recovery headers that specifies an order of the corresponding subset of associated data segments to re-create the data object without any information from the file index.

US Pat. No. 10,462,441

MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a terminal body;
a display unit mounted on the terminal body;
a first camera disposed on one side of the terminal body to capture an image at a first angle of view;
a second camera disposed adjacent to the first camera to capture an image at a second angle of view larger than the first angle of view; and
a controller controlled to set a white balance reference value using image data acquired by the second camera, and display a correction image in which an image captured by the first camera is corrected based on the white balance reference value on the display unit,
wherein the first and second cameras respectively comprise first and second lenses,
wherein the mobile terminal further comprises one image signal processor (ISP) configured to alternately receive light incident on the first and second lenses, and
wherein when a white balance reference value is not generated based on image data according to the light incident by the first lens, the one ISP outputs a white balance reference value based on image data according to the light incident by the second lens.

US Pat. No. 10,462,426

VEHICULAR CONTROL SYSTEM

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A vehicular control system, said vehicular control system comprising:a forward viewing camera having a field of view forward of a vehicle equipped with said vehicular control system and in a direction of forward travel of the equipped vehicle, wherein said forward viewing camera is operable to capture image data;
wherein said forward viewing camera is disposed at an in-cabin side of a windshield of the equipped vehicle, said forward viewing camera viewing forward of the equipped vehicle through the windshield of the equipped vehicle;
an image processor operable to process image data captured by said forward viewing camera;
wherein road curvature of a road along which the equipped vehicle is traveling is determined responsive at least in part to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said forward viewing camera;
wherein, responsive at least in part to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said forward viewing camera, a traffic lane of the road along which the equipped vehicle is traveling is determined;
wherein, responsive at least in part to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said forward viewing camera, another vehicle present on the road along which the equipped vehicle is traveling and forward of the equipped vehicle is detected;
wherein, responsive at least in part to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said forward viewing camera, said vehicular control system determines that the detected other vehicle is travelling in a traffic lane to the left of the determined traffic lane along which the equipped vehicle is traveling;
wherein, during nighttime driving, a light beam emanating from a headlamp disposed at a left side front portion of the equipped vehicle is adjusted in a manner that limits directing beam light towards the detected other vehicle;
wherein adjustment of the light beam emanating from the headlamp disposed at the left side front portion of the equipped vehicle to limit directing beam light towards the detected other vehicle is independent of adjustment of a light beam emanating from a headlamp disposed at a right side front portion of the equipped vehicle; and
a display that displays information to a driver of the equipped vehicle responsive to processing of image data captured by said forward viewing camera.

US Pat. No. 10,462,413

USING METADATA FOR DC OFFSET CORRECTION FOR AN AC-COUPLED VIDEO LINK

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. A system for transmitting a video signal over an alternating current (AC)-coupled video link, the system comprising:a transmitter configured to:
compute a statistical characteristic for a group of pixels of the video signal acquired by a camera,
provide to the receiver the video signal over the AC-coupled video link, and
provide to the receiver metadata indicative of the computed statistical characteristic; and
a receiver configured to:
compute the statistical characteristic for the group of pixels of the video signal received from the transmitter, and
correct one or more values of the video signal received from the transmitter b generating, for each original value of the one or more values, a corrected value, wherein the corrected value is equal to the original value shifted by a difference between the statistical characteristic computed by the receiver and the statistical characteristic computed by the transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,462,395

DETECTOR ARCHITECTURE USING OFFSET PACKETS

Varex Imaging Corporation...

1. A method, comprising:integrating an input signal using an integrator to generate an integrated signal;
comparing the integrated signal to a threshold; and
injecting an offset signal into the integrator in response to comparing the integrated signal to the threshold such that the integrated signal passes the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,462,380

CAMERA SYSTEM WITH LIGHT-SHIELD

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A camera system, said system comprising:an imager used to detect an image of a field-of-view of the system;
a light-shield operable to block a portion of the image from being received by the imager, the light-shield including an absorber configured to block light-rays of a bright-spot in the field-of-view; and
a controller in communication with the imager and the light-shield, said controller configured to:
detect a bright-spot based on a position of the bright-spot on the imager;
the position of the bright-spot determined by light intensity signals received from the imager;
track the bright-spot across the field-of-view based on the light intensity signals;
position the absorber in a line-of-sight between the bright-spot and the imager such that the absorber blocks all of the light-rays from the bright-spot in the field-of-view from reaching the imager while allowing light-rays from an image-area around an absorber-blocked-image section of the field-of-view to reach the imager;
wherein the absorber is a liquid crystal filter configured to match a geometry of the bright-spot;
and wherein the absorber is comprised of a plurality of concentric circles, wherein each subsequent concentric circle toward an outer diameter of the absorber is less opaque than the previous concentric circle.

US Pat. No. 10,462,377

SINGLE-APERTURE MULTI-SENSOR LENSLESS COMPRESSIVE IMAGE ACQUISITION

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a programmable aperture configured to modulate passage of light therethrough, the programmable aperture having a shape defined based on a set of vertices; and
a set of sensors disposed at a distance from the programmable aperture, each of the sensors configured to detect light passing through the programmable aperture;
wherein the sensors are arranged with respect to each other, based on the vertices of the programmable aperture, such that a first line between a given first sensor of the set of sensors and a first vertex of the set of vertices and a second line between a given second sensor of the set of sensors and a second vertex of the set of vertices are parallel or substantially parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,462,361

SEEKER WITH DYNAMIC RESOLUTION IMAGING

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A seeker imaging system comprising:at least one imager configured to output image frame data;
a plurality of optical elements configured to receive light and direct the light to the at least one imager; and
control electronics configured to receive the image frame data from the at least one imager, wherein the control electronics is configured to obtain a plurality of initial images from each frame of the image frame data, and wherein the control electronics is configured to generate a single output image based upon the plurality of initial images, wherein
if a target has not yet been acquired, an automatic target acquisition block of the control electronics receives the single output image at a desired resolution of the super resolution algorithm and processes the single output image to identify a location of a desired target in a field of view of the seeker and, if a target is recognized, the target acquisition block determines a target gate and passes the target gate to an automatic target tracker block as an initial target gate for subsequent images from the super resolution algorithm.

US Pat. No. 10,462,345

DEFORMABLE STRUCTURE THAT COMPENSATES FOR DISPLACEMENT OF A CAMERA MODULE OF A CAMERA ACCESSORY

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A camera accessory comprising:a camera module disposed at least partially within the camera accessory and including an optical element configured to capture an image of a scene;
a camera barrel that at least partially surrounds the camera module to position the camera module relative to the camera accessory;
a rigid structure within the camera accessory and disposed behind the camera module; and
a deformable structure coupled between the camera barrel and the rigid structure to maintain the position of the camera module by compensating for displacement of the camera module relative to the camera accessory.

US Pat. No. 10,462,290

ADDING CALL CONTEXT TO A MISSED CALL NOTIFICATION

VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIM...

1. A method of providing a missed call notification following a failed call attempt between a first device and a second device, the method, performed by the second device, comprising:receiving, from the first device and over a first communications channel, a request to establish voice communications between the first device and the second device;
determining that the request to establish voice communications has not been accepted;
generating, in response to the determination, notification data for informing a user of the second device that a call request has not been accepted;
receiving, from the first device and over a second communications channel that is different from the first communications channel, missed call data;
adding, in response to receiving the missed call data, the missed call data into the notification data, which is to be displayed on a display of the second device;
in addition to adding the missed call data to the notification data, also modifying a call log of the second device by including, within the call log, the missed call data, wherein the call log is stored on the second device and includes a collection of call records resulting from accepted or failed call requests; and
displaying the notification data on the display of the second device to indicate that the request to establish the voice communications was not accepted, wherein the notification data simultaneously displays information originally included as a part of the notification data and the missed call data, which was later added to the notification data, such that the notification data is distinct from the cal log.

US Pat. No. 10,462,233

PROTOCOL FOR ANYCAST BASED DISCOVERY OF LOCAL RESOURCES

Charter Communications Op...

4. A computing device, comprising: a processor configured with processor-executable instructions to perform operations comprising: sending an anycast resource publication message to an anycast resource discovery protocol (ARDP) node server, the anycast resource publication message including an identifier, a type indication, a subtype indication, a delivery indication, an Internet Protocol (IP) address indication, and a port indication of the computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,207

PROVISION OF INFORMATION REGARDING AT LEAST ONE COMMUNICATION TYPE

TELIA COMPANY AB, Solna ...

1. A method for providing information on at least one communication type for a communication service to a user terminal, the method comprising:receiving a request of a communication service with a subscriber information from a user terminal;
generating a first inquiry, including information of the communication service, for inquiring at least a first charging data relating to the requested communication service, and transmitting said first inquiry to an application server, the application server selected at least partly on a basis of the requested communication service;
receiving, from the application server, at least the first charging data from the application server;
generating a second inquiry for obtaining information of available communication types available for a subscription, as defined by the subscriber information, and a second charging data with respect to each of the communication types available for the subscription, and transmitting said second inquiry to a register;
receiving, from the register, at least the second charging data of at least one communication type;
determining at least one communication type among the available communication types for the subscription which fulfill at least one communication type related criterion for implementing the requested communication service;
generating a data record for providing information on the determined at least one communication type among the available communication types for the subscription which fulfill the at least one communication type related criterion for implementing the requested communication service, the generation of the data record comprising a generation of charging data for each of the determined at least one communication type, by combining the first charging data received from the application server and the second charging data of the at least one communication type received from the register; and
transmitting the generated data record to the user terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,462,176

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING SECURITY RISK IN A NETWORKED COMPUTER SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a computing system monitoring a network, vulnerability data from an external source;
identifying, by the computing system using configuration item data stored in a configuration management database (CMDB) and the vulnerability data, configuration items in the network impacted by a vulnerability;
identifying, using the CMDB, a network topology based upon relationships between the identified configuration items and one or more perimeter defense components, a physical location of the configuration items, or both;
calculating, by the computing system, an original risk for each configuration item in the network impacted by the vulnerability based on the configuration item data stored in the CMDB and the vulnerability data;
calculating, by the computing system, a context dependent risk for each configuration item in the network impacted by the vulnerability based on the original risk, the network topology, the one or more perimeter defense components, and the configuration item data stored in the CMDB; and
initiating, by the computing system, a remediation process for the identified configuration items based on the calculated context dependent risks.

US Pat. No. 10,462,153

PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK AND NODE OF A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK

innogy Innovation GmbH, ...

1. A peer-to-peer network, comprising:at least one first node comprising at least one first clock module and at least a part of at least one peer-to-peer application,
at least one second node comprising at least one second clock module and at least a part of the peer-to-peer application,
wherein at least one communication connection between the first node and the second node is establishable,
wherein the first node comprises at least one first synchronization clock module,
wherein the second node comprises at least one second synchronization clock module,
wherein at least the first synchronization clock module is configured to transmit at least one first synchronization clock message to the second synchronization clock module via the communication connection,
wherein the second synchronization clock module is configured to synchronize the clock signal of the second clock module to the clock signal of the first clock module based on synchronization information included in the first synchronization clock message,
wherein the first node comprises a first signing module configured to sign the first synchronization clock message with a signature, and
wherein the signature of the first synchronization clock message is validated by two or more nodes of the nodes of the peer-to-peer network.

US Pat. No. 10,462,103

HIGH ASSURANCE SECURITY GATEWAY INTERCONNECTING DIFFERENT DOMAINS

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS, T...

1. A gateway using a virtualization platform and adapted to interconnect different domains, comprising:one or more hardware processing units; and
a plurality of sets of one or more partitions hosted on the virtualization platform configured to authorize secure bidirectional flow of data along two different and unidirectional paths between first and second domains,
each of the one or more partitions in said plurality of sets being decomposed into and comprising a plurality of subsets of elementary components of code comprising a plurality of lines of code that are executable by said one or more hardware processing units, each of said elementary components of code having a specified function and being adapted to communicate with other predefined said elementary components of code,
wherein said plurality of sets of one or more partitions comprises:
a first set and a second set of one or more partitions configured to respectively receive data from said first and second domains along first and second paths and to analyze each received data at a network security level,
a third set and a fourth set of of one or more partitions configured to respectively transmit data to said second and first domains along said first and second paths,
a fifth set of one or more partitions configured to analyze and implement a series of security rules at an application protocol level on data flowing along at least one path to ensure that no malicious or unauthorized data is flowing along that at least one path;
wherein along the first path from the first domain to the second domain the firth set of one or more partitions is disposed for flow of data between the first set of one or more partitions and the third set of one or more partitions, and wherein along the second path from the second domain to the first domain the fifth set of one or more partitions is disposed for flow of data between the second set of one or more partitions and the fourth set of one or more partitions;
wherein the gateway further comprises:
a first network interface connected to the first set of one or more partitions and to the fourth set of one or more partitions, said first network interface being configured to communicate with the first domain, and
a second network interface connected to the second set of one or more partitions and to the third set of one or more partitions, said second network interface being configured to communicate with the second domain.

US Pat. No. 10,462,101

NETWORK COMMUNICATION METHOD BASED ON SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKING AND SERVER USING THE METHOD

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. A computer-implemented method, executed by a master Traversal Using Relays around Network Address Translation (TURN) server, the method comprising:receiving an allocation request from a client;
determining whether the client belongs to a preset category;
selecting one of a plurality of forwarding devices as a relay device via a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) controller if the client belongs to the preset category;
assigning a first Internet Protocol (IP) address and an access port to the client according to the allocation request;
instructing the SDN controller to define forwarding rules for the relay device;
replying a second error response to the client; and
enabling the client to deliver the allocation request to the relay device, the relay device to forward the allocation request to the SDN controller according to the forwarding rules, and the SDN controller to forward the allocation request to a shadow TURN server.

US Pat. No. 10,462,065

PATH MAXIMUM TRANSMISSION UNIT DISCOVERY

VMWARE, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for a source device to perform discovery of a path maximum transmission unit (PMTU) of a path between the source device and a destination device in a communications network, comprising:configuring, by the source device, a request message to have a size of an estimated PMTU of the path, wherein the estimated PMTU of the path is greater than an actual PMTU of the path, to cause multiple fragments of a reply message to be received from the destination device or multiple report messages to be received from an intermediate device on the path, and to include a flag that allows fragmentation of the request message into multiple fragments;
sending, by the source device, the request message to the destination device via the intermediate device;
receiving, by the source device, the multiple fragments of the reply message from the destination device, or the multiple report messages from the intermediate device responsive to the multiple fragments of the request message; and
based on the multiple fragments of the reply message or the multiple report messages,
determining, by the source device, that fragmentation of the request message has occurred because the estimated PMTU is greater than the actual PMTU; and
updating, by the source device, the estimated PMTU based on a largest fragment among the multiple fragments of the reply message or among the multiple fragments of the request message.

US Pat. No. 10,461,988

SWITCHING NETWORK SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD, SWITCHING DEVICE, ACCESS DEVICE AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Sanechips Technology Co.,...

6. A first switching device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing instructions executable by the processor,
wherein the processor is arranged to:
receive a first suspected target Identity (ID), the first suspected target ID being an ID corresponding to a suspected target switching device determined by an access device connected with the first switching device according to a first ID;
receive a second suspected target ID sent by a second switching device through the access device, the second suspected target ID being an ID corresponding to a suspected target switching device determined by the second switching device; and
determine a first target ID according to the first suspected target ID and the second suspected target ID, the first target ID being an ID corresponding to a target switching device; wherein the processor is further arranged to:
judge whether the first ID corresponding to the first switching device is identical to the first target ID or not; and
when the first ID is not identical to the first target ID, select a first access device in access devices connected with the first switching device as an information synchronization device to enable the first switching device to perform information synchronization with the target switching device through the information synchronization device.

US Pat. No. 10,461,968

ADJUSTMENT METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EQUALIZER COEFFICIENT, AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

Sanechips Technology Co.,...

1. A method for adjusting a coefficient of an equalizer, comprising:acquiring a jones matrix with coefficients of an equalizer;
acquiring a parameter of the jones matrix; and
in response to determining, using the parameter of the jones matrix, that the coefficients are of singularity characteristics, adjusting a coefficient of X-axis or Y-axis polarization among the coefficients; wherein the meaning of the coefficients are of singularity characteristics refers to a signal of X-axis polarization and a signal of Y-axis polarization converge to each other in terms of polarization.

US Pat. No. 10,461,844

MULTIPLE MODEM COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A MOBILE PLATFORM

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A method of communicating between a mobile platform and one or more satellite stations of one or more networks of satellite stations, the method comprising:establishing, via one or more processors, a first communication link between the mobile platform and a first satellite station;
utilizing one or more maps of the one or more networks of satellite stations and determining, via the one or more processors, a second satellite station for communication with the mobile platform;
establishing, via the one or more processors, a second communication link between the mobile platform and the second satellite station;
calculating, via the one or more processors, a time to initiate a communication handoff from the first communication link to the second communication link; and,
initiating, via the one or more processors, the communication handoff from the first communication link to the second communication link based on the calculated time.

US Pat. No. 10,461,843

TERRESTRIAL BASED AIR-TO-GROUND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC, M...

1. A base station of an air-to-ground (ATG) communications system, the base station being configured to communicate with an in-flight aircraft of the ATG communications system, the base station comprising:a ground-based transceiver;
a ground-based controller operably coupled to the ground-based transceiver; and
a beamforming network operably coupled to the ground-based controller,
wherein the beamforming network is configured to generate a wide antenna beam and a plurality of fixed narrow antenna beams that overlap the wide antenna beam,
wherein the wide antenna beam is associated with communication of control information and the narrow antenna beams are each associated with communication of data traffic, and
wherein the beamforming network is configured to:
responsive to establishment of access to the aircraft via the wide antenna beam, receive position information via a return link from the aircraft, the position information being indicative of aircraft position,
determine one of the narrow antenna beams to activate based on the position information, and
activate the determined one of the narrow antenna beams to communicate the data traffic with the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,461,788

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING PREDICTIVE NOISE MITIGATION

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

12. A system for facilitating predictive mitigation of noise comprising:a noise floor map database storing a plurality of noise floor levels at a plurality of geographic locations;
one or more processors; and
one or more non-transitory, computer-readable storage media storing computer-executable instructions, wherein when the instructions are executed by the one or more processors, the instructions cause the system to:
obtain, at a first point in time, a noise floor signal transmitted from an antenna fixedly attached to a first vehicle, the noise floor signal indicating a location of the first vehicle and a noise floor measurement;
access the noise floor database to retrieve a particular noise floor level for the obtained location of the first vehicle; and
generate or update the particular noise floor level by combining the particular noise floor level with the noise floor measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,461,770

TECHNIQUES FOR CONFIGURABLE ADC FRONT-END RC FILTER

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. A front-end circuit for suppressing signal transfer function peaking of a processing circuit, the front-end circuit comprising:a resistor-capacitor filter including at least two capacitors, the resistor-capacitor filter configured to couple an input analog signal to the processing circuit;
a switch circuit coupled to a first capacitor of the at least two capacitors, the switch circuit configured to selectively place a terminal of the first capacitor at a selected one of a plurality of distinct nodes of the resistor-capacitor filter; and
wherein the resistor-capacitor filter comprises:
a first set of series-connected resistances configured to couple a first differential input terminal with a first input of the processing circuit;, and
a second set of series-connected resistances configured to couple a second differential input terminal with a second input of the processing circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,461,767

SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATION REGISTER (SAR) ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER (ADC) WITH SWITCHABLE REFERENCE VOLTAGE

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A successive approximation register (SAR) analog to digital converter (ADC), comprising:a SAR logic circuit configured to generate a digital input word;
a DAC, configured to receive the digital input word and an analog input voltage, and to generate a first voltage based on the analog input voltage and the digital input word; and
a comparator, comprising:
a first input terminal configured to receive the first voltage, and
a second input terminal configured to receive a second voltage,
wherein the comparator is configured to generate a comparator output voltage based on the first and second voltages, wherein the comparator output voltage has a value corresponding with a sign of a difference between the first and second voltages; and
a voltage reference generator, configured to generate the second voltage,
wherein the SAR logic circuit is further configured to receive the comparator output voltage, and to generate the digital input word for the DAC based on one or more comparator output voltages received from the comparator,
wherein the voltage reference generator comprises:
a first switch connected to the second input terminal of the comparator configured to selectively connect the second input terminal to a reference voltage;
a reference capacitor connected to the second input terminal of the comparator; and
a second switch connected to the reference capacitor and selectively connected to either of a ground voltage and the reference voltage, wherein the second switch is configured to selectively connect the reference capacitor to either of the ground voltage and the reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,461,752

TEMPERATURE CONTROLLING APPARATUS AND OSCILLATION APPARATUS

Asahi Kasei Microdevices ...

1. A temperature controlling apparatus comprising:a temperature sensor;
a power supply circuit that supplies, to a first heater, power corresponding to a difference between a target value and a detected value obtained from the temperature sensor; and
a second heater that is provided at a position such that thermal conduction therefrom to the temperature sensor is faster than that from the power supply circuit, and changes power consumption of the second heater according to power consumption of the power supply circuit, wherein
the temperature sensor, the power supply circuit and the second heater are provided in a single integrated circuit, and
the first heater is connected outside the integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,461,749

GROUND INTERMEDIATION FOR INTER-DOMAIN BUFFER STAGES

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. An integrated circuit system comprising:a ground intermediating buffer subsystem comprising:
a ground intermediator circuit coupled between a first circuit ground of a first circuit domain and a second circuit ground of a second circuit domain to generate an intermediated ground, such that operation of the first circuit domain produces a first quantity of ground noise on the first circuit ground, operation of the second circuit domain produces a second quantity of ground noise on the second circuit ground, and the intermediated ground is generated to have a third quantity of ground noise between the first quantity of ground noise and the second quantity of ground noise; and
a signal buffer circuit referenced to the intermediated ground and having a buffer output generated responsive to a buffer input, the buffer input coupled with a signal output node of the first circuit domain, and the buffer output coupled with a signal input node of the second circuit domain.

US Pat. No. 10,461,689

METHOD FOR TESTING THE STRINGS OF SOLAR MODULES OF A PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM, AND PHOTOVOLTAIC INVERTER FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD

FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GMB...

1. A method for testing the strings of a photovoltaic system which generate a DC voltage (UDC), with at least one photovoltaic inverter for converting the DC voltage (UDC) of the strings into an AC voltage (UAC) for feeding into a supply network and/or into a consumer load, with two connecting lines per string, respectively, with a control device, a DC/DC converter, an intermediate circuit, a DC/AC converter, and an MPP tracker, wherein each string is connectable via the control device individually via switching contacts of relays in each connecting line in order to detect individual values of a U/I characteristic curve of each string via current-measuring devices arranged at one connecting line for each string, respectively, and integrated in the photovoltaic inverter and via a voltage-measuring device, wherein the method comprises:detecting a polarity of each string as well as an insulation resistance of each string and storing the detected polarity and insulation resistance of each string in a memory connected to the control device,
starting a feed-in operation of the photovoltaic system, detecting individual values of the U/I characteristic curve of each string automatically on command, at predefined time intervals (?t) or in dependence on operational events or operating parameters, and storing the detected individual values of the U/I characteristic curve of each string in the memory,
measuring environmental parameters in a region of the strings and transferring the measured environmental parameters to the control device, which parameters will be stored in the memory for creating a test report,
comparing the detected values of the U/I characteristic curve of each string with values which are stored in the memory, and
issuing a warning in case of inadmissible deviations of the detected values of the U/I characteristic curve of each string with the values stored in the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,461,678

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING WHEN TO APPLY AN ADAPTATIVE THERMAL COMPENSATION IN AN OPERATING REGION OF A MOTOR

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for applying adaptive thermal compensation whenoperating a rotor of a motor, the method comprising:
receiving a plurality of parameter data of torque and temperature of the rotor and current and voltage of the motor by a region determination module, the set of parameter data comprises: a reference torque of the rotor, a current measurement of the current of the motor, a measured voltage of the motor, an angular speed measured of the rotor, and an estimated temperature of the rotor;
calculating, by the region determination module from the set of parameter data, a cosine value to determine a region for applying the adaptive thermal compensation wherein the cosine value is calculated from a constant torque direction vector and a voltage limit eclipse vector derived from a functional relationship of the one or more parameter data;
applying, by a reference modification module, a modification value to incrementally modify the motor current when the motor is operating within the region determined by the region determination module for the adaptive thermal compensation;
deriving the constant torque direction vector based on the measured angular speed of the rotor wherein the constant torque direction vector is calculated by a function
wherein Te is an electromagnetic torque and ieds and ieqs are a d- and q-axis dq current in a synchronously rotating reference frame of the motor;deriving the voltage limit eclipse vector based on a d-axis current and a q-axis current of the measurement of the current of the motor wherein the voltage limit eclipse vector by the function
whereinand ?qse??r?dse=?r(Ldidse+?f) wherein ?eds and ?eqs are estimated dq flux linkages in the synchronously rotating reference frame, ?r is the rotor angular speed, ieds and ieqs are the d-axis and q-axis dq currents in the synchronously rotating reference frame, veds and veqs are voltages in the synchronously rotating reference frame, Ld and Lq are d-axis and q-axis inductances, and L matrix is a gain; andcalculating the cosine value by calculating the inner product of
wherein Te is an electromagnetic torque calculated by the functionwherein ieds and ieqs are the d-axis and the q-axis dq current in the synchronously rotating reference frame of the motor wherein ?x? is a magnitude of vector and Ld and Lq are d-axis and q-axis inductances.

US Pat. No. 10,461,664

INVERTER AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INVERTER

Fronius International Gmb...

1. An inverter (1) for converting a direct voltage (UDC) of a direct voltage source (2) into an alternating voltage (UAC) for feeding into a single-phase three-conductor network (3) and for supplying loads (4), comprising a DC input (5) for connecting to the direct voltage source (2), an intermediate circuit (6) with an intermediate circuit center point (7), a DC/AC converter (8), a control device (9), and an AC output (10) having two or more phase conductors (L1, L2) and a neutral conductor (N) for connecting to the single-phase three-conductor network (3) and to the loads (4), wherein the DC/AC converter (8) has at least two half bridges (12, 13) which, in normal operation (NOM), are connected in parallel on the output side and are connected to one of the phase conductors (L1, L2) of the AC output (10), and the intermediate circuit center point (7) is connected to one of the other phase conductors (L1, L2) of the AC output (10), wherein the control device (9) is designed to connect, in an emergency power operation (BOM), one half bridge (12) of the DC/AC converter (8) to a phase conductor (L1) of the AC output (10), to connect the other half bridge (13) of the DC/AC converter (8) to another phase conductor (L2) of the AC output (10), and to connect the intermediate circuit center point (7) to the neutral conductor (N) of the AC output (10), to halve the amplitude of the output signal (U1BOM, U2BOM) of the half bridges (12, 13), and to perform a phase shift of the output signal (U1BOM) of one half bridge (12) or of the output signal (U2BOM) of the other half bridge (13) by 180° with respect to the output signal (U2) of the other half bridge (13) or to the BOM output signal (U1) of the one half bridge (12), such that at BOM least some loads (4) can also be supplied with energy without the use of a transformer in emergency power operation (BOM), wherein a measuring device (15) for detecting network parameters (NP) of the single-phase three-conductor network (3) is provided, which is connected to the control device (9) such that the deviation of a network parameter (NP) of the single-phase three-conductor network (3) from a preset value (NPS) is displayable on a display (16), and that the control device (9) is designed to automatically switch over to the emergency power operation (BOM) if a network parameter (NP) of the single-phase three-conductor network (3) deviates from a preset value (NPS).

US Pat. No. 10,461,661

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A DRIVER FOR A LIGHTING LOAD

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A load control device for controlling a load regulation device adapted to control power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical load, the load control device comprising:a control terminal adapted to be coupled to the load regulation device for providing a control signal to the load regulation device, the control signal having a magnitude indicating a target amount of power to be delivered to the electrical load;
a communication circuit coupled to the control terminal for generating the control signal; and
a control circuit configured to:
prior to the communication circuit generating the control signal at the control terminal, receive a feedback signal indicating a magnitude of a voltage at the control terminal;
monitor the magnitude of the voltage at the control terminal to determine if the load regulation device is generating a link supply voltage;
based on the determinization, enter a normal mode or a fault mode; and
in the normal mode, provide an output signal to the communication circuit to cause the communication circuit to control the magnitude of the control signal in response to a magnitude of the output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,461,653

ACTIVE-CLAMP FLYBACK CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

JOULWATT TECHNOLOGY (HANG...

1. An active-clamp flyback circuit, comprising a main power switch tube, a transformer, and a secondary-side rectification tube,the transformer comprising a primary-side winding and a secondary-side winding, wherein the main power switch tube is connected with the primary-side winding, the secondary-side rectification tube is connected with the secondary-side winding,
a primary-side control circuit controls a switching state of the main power switch tube, and the secondary-side rectification tube is turned on to freewheeling after the main power switch tube is turned off;
wherein the active-clamp flyback circuit further comprises a first capacitor and a first switch tube, one end of the first capacitor is connected with a high potential end of an input power supply, the other end of the first capacitor is connected with a first end of the first switch tube, and a second end of the first switch tube is connected with a common end of the main power switch tube and the primary-side winding; and
wherein a voltage at the common end of the main power switch tube and the primary-side winding is a node voltage, after the first switch tube is turned off, when the node voltage reaches an input voltage for the first time, start timing, if the node voltage drops to a low threshold before the timing reaches a first time, a turn-off moment of the first switch tube in a next circle is advanced; and if the node voltage is greater than the low threshold when the timing reaches the first time, the turn-off moment of the first switch tube in the next circle is delayed.

US Pat. No. 10,461,635

LOW VIN HIGH EFFICIENCY CHARGEPUMP

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. A charge pump circuit comprising:a first charge transfer circuit path coupled including a first boost capacitor coupled to a first clock input, a first charge switch coupled to a circuit input, and a first discharge switch coupled to a circuit output, wherein a source-or-drain connection of the first charge switch is coupled to a source-or-drain connection of the first discharge switch;
a second charge transfer circuit path including a second boost capacitor coupled to a second clock input, a second charge switch coupled to the circuit input, and a second discharge switch coupled to the circuit output, wherein a source-or-drain connection of the second charge switch is coupled to a source-or-drain connection of the second discharge switch;
a first charge control circuit including a first gate switch coupled to a gate input of the first charge switch, and a first gate-drive capacitor coupled to a third clock input and the gate input of the second charge switch; and
a second charge control circuit including a second gate switch coupled to a gate input of the second charge switch, and a second gate-drive capacitor coupled to a fourth clock input and the gate input of the first charge switch.

US Pat. No. 10,461,630

REDUNDANCY CONTROL METHOD OF MMC FOR HVDC

HYOSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES ...

1. A redundancy control method of a modular multilevel converter (MMC) for high voltage direct current (HVDC), wherein the MMC has multiple converter arms each including multiple submodules and redundancy submodules, the method comprising:checking whether a breakdown of a submodule in operation of a first converter arm among the multiple converter arms occurs in a case where all of the redundancy submodules of the first converter arm are applied and in operation; and
controlling a DC link voltage supplied to the multiple converter arms to be equal to a sum of output voltages of the submodules of the first converter arm except for the submodule which has broken down and lowering an output voltage of each submodule of the other converter arms according to the DC link voltage when the breakdown of the submodule in operation of the first converter arm occurs,
wherein a number of submodules operable in the first converter arm except for the submodule which has broken down is different from a number of submodules operable in each of the other converter arms, and
wherein each of the output voltages of the operable submodules of the first converter arm is different from each of the output voltages of the operable submodules of each of the other converter arms.

US Pat. No. 10,461,587

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR POSITIONING A VEHICLE USING FOREIGN OBJECT DETECTION

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. An apparatus for determining alignment information of a vehicle, the vehicle comprising an antenna circuit configured to modulate one or more electrical characteristics of the antenna circuit, the apparatus comprising:a plurality of sensor circuits configured to generate a plurality of magnetic fields, at least one sensor circuit of the plurality of sensor circuits configured to sense the modulated electrical characteristic of the antenna circuit when the antenna circuit couples to the at least one sensor circuit via one of the plurality of magnetic fields; and
a controller circuit configured to determine alignment information of the vehicle based on the sensed modulated electrical characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,461,562

FIELD DEVICE CHARGING POWER REGULATION

ROSEMOUNT INC., Shakopee...

1. A field device for an industrial process comprising:device circuitry configured to receive power and communicate data over a two-wire process control loop;
a shunt circuit configured to shunt an unused portion of the power to an electrical ground;
a bulk supply;
a charging power regulator configured to regulate an excess portion of the power to charge the bulk supply based on a magnitude of the unused portion; and
a supplemental circuit powered by the bulk supply.

US Pat. No. 10,461,551

CHARGING SUPPORT DEVICE

DENSO TEN Limited, Kobe ...

7. A vehicle system comprising:a power receiver located on a bottom surface of a vehicle, the power receiver configured to be supplied with power in a non-contact manner from a power transmitter located outside the vehicle, so as to charge a battery of the vehicle;
a display; and
a charging support device including a controller that:
generates an overhead image that is supplied to the display, the overhead image displaying a vehicle image of the vehicle and an image of a surrounding area of the vehicle captured by a camera installed on the vehicle;
calculates a position of the power transmitter based on an image captured by the camera before the power transmitter becomes at least partially hidden under the vehicle;
displays, in the generated overhead image, the power transmitter overlaid on the vehicle image at the calculated position of the power transmitter once the power transmitter starts becoming hidden under the vehicle;
acquires information of a speed and a steering angle of the vehicle;
calculates a movement direction and a movement distance of the vehicle from the acquired information; and
displays, in the generated overhead image, a positional relationship between the vehicle and the power transmitter in a state in which the power transmitter is hidden under the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,461,521

DRIVING CIRCUIT, CONTROL DEVICE, AND PROTECTION METHOD FOR DRIVING CIRCUIT

DENSO TEN Limited, Kobe-...

1. A driving circuit comprising:a driving unit that supplies a driving current from a power source to a load to drive the load based on a control signal input from a controller;
a first temperature detecting unit that detects a temperature and outputs a signal of a level according to the detected temperature;
an overheat protecting unit that causes the driving unit to block supply of the driving current to the load when the level of the signal output from the first temperature detecting unit is not less than a temperature threshold;
a second temperature detecting unit that detects a temperature and outputs a signal of a level according to the detected temperature to the controller; and
a failure-for-overheat diagnosing unit that performs a failure diagnosis on the first temperature detecting unit, and when it is determined that the first temperature detecting unit breaks down, causes the driving unit to block supply of the driving current to the load and causes the second temperature detecting unit to output a signal of a level corresponding to a temperature out of a temperature range detectable by the second temperature detecting unit to the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,461,516

CONFIGURABLE ENCLOSURE

PPC BROADBAND, INC., Eas...

1. A configurable enclosure for housing broadband equipment, the configurable enclosure comprising:a cover portion operably attached to a base portion, the cover portion being configured to physically cover an interior of the configurable enclosure in a closed position so as to prevent unauthorized access to the interior; and
at least one connector configured to operably attach the cover portion to the base portion,
wherein a bottom surface of the base portion includes a removable portion configured to be located in the interior of the configurable enclosure and released from the base portion, the removable portion being surrounded by a track,
wherein an actuating structure is positioned on the removable portion within a perimeter of the removable portion, and
wherein the removable portion and the track are configured to be separated from the base portion through manipulation of the actuating structure, thereby creating an opening on the base portion.

US Pat. No. 10,461,415

BROADBAND OMNIDIRECTIONAL ANTENNA

Kathrein SE, Rosenheim (...

1. A broadband omnidirectional antenna comprising:a first radiator which is galvanically isolated from a base plate and extends away therefrom, the first radiator having a longitudinal axis which extends at least approximately perpendicularly to the base plate;
the first radiator having, along its longitudinal axis, a progression that is in part or predominantly or completely conical or funnel-shaped;
the first radiator having a first end comprising a foot and/or feed-in point and a second end which is opposite the first end;
the first end being arranged closer to the base plate than the second end;
the first radiator comprising radiator surfaces which originate in the region of the first end and extend towards the second end or form said second end;
a distance between the radiator surfaces and the longitudinal axis increasing at least in portions from the first end towards the second end;
a second radiator which comprises at least one radiator surface, the second radiator being arranged on the first radiator so as to be galvanically isolated therefrom and it being possible for said second radiator to be fed exclusively or predominantly by the first radiator;
the second radiator comprising a peripheral radiator surface having a diameter at a first end thereof adapted to a diameter of the second end of the first radiator;
the second radiator comprising one or more slots, which extend from a second end thereof opposite the first end, towards said first end and terminate at a distance therefrom;
wherein:
a) the at least one radiator surface of the second radiator is arranged as a continuation of the first radiator such that the at least one radiator surface is inclined at least in portions or is in parallel with the longitudinal axis; or
b) the at least one radiator surface of the second radiator is arranged in the region of the second end of the first radiator, between the radiator surfaces of the first radiator, so as to be in parallel with the base plate or such that one of the components thereof is predominantly in parallel with said base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,461,405

ANTENNA MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. An antenna module arranged in an electronic device, the antenna module comprising:a metal side frame comprising a breaking seam; and
a feed coupling stub having a first end and a second end, wherein a long side of the feed coupling stub is spaced at a preset distance from an inner side of the metal side frame,
wherein the feed coupling stub and a middle frame of the electronic device are arranged in parallel between a display module and a main board of the electronic device;
wherein the inner side of the metal side frame is connected with a side of the middle frame through middle frame connecting parts;
wherein the first end of the feed coupling stub is adjacent to the breaking seam and is electrically connected with a grounding part of the main board to form a first grounding point of the antenna module;
wherein the feed coupling stub is electrically connected with a radiofrequency module of the main board through a contact point to form a feed point of the antenna module;
wherein the middle frame connecting part adjacent to the second end of the feed coupling stub works as a second grounding point of the antenna module;
wherein a slot is opened between the inner side of the metal side frame and a side that is on the display module and substantially paralleled to the long side of the feed coupling stub and wherein the slot has a width that ranges from 0.5 mm to 3 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,461,404

TERMINAL HOUSING AND TERMINAL

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A terminal housing, comprising:a metal back cover, the metal back cover comprising an opening and the outer surface of the metal back cover being overlaid with a nonconductive material;
a printed circuit board (PCB) arranged on the inner surface of the metal back cover;
a plurality of antenna units arranged on the nonconductive material, each of the plurality of antenna units comprising:
a ground portion, the ground portion passing through the nonconductive material and being connected with the outer surface of the metal back cover; and
a feed portion, the feed portion being connected with a radio frequency (RF) front-end of the PCB via a shield wire, the shield wire passing through the nonconductive material and entering into the terminal housing via the opening;
wherein the plurality of antenna units are embedded into the nonconductive material, and upper surfaces of the plurality of antenna units are aligned with the upper surface of the nonconductive material, and wherein thickness of the plurality of antenna units is less than thickness of the nonconductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,461,344

MULTI-TANK METHANOL-WATER MIXTURE STORAGE SYSTEM OF FUEL CELL VEHICLE

GUANGDONG HYDROGEN ENERGY...

1. A multi-tank methanol-water mixture storage system of a fuel cell vehicle, characterized by comprising a main accommodating tank, wherein the main accommodating tank is fixedly provided with multiple explosion-proof methanol-water mixture storage tank bodies, and the explosion-proof methanol-water mixture storage tank bodies are connected with each other through a delivery channel provided with a delivery pump; each explosion-proof methanol-water mixture storage tank body is provided with a methanol inlet, a methanol outlet and a vent valve, the methanol inlet and the explosion-proof methanol-water mixture storage tank body are in form of an integrated structure, and all the methanol inlets are connected to a methanol inlet assembly disposed on the main accommodating tank through a liquid path pipeline; the vent valve is disposed on the methanol inlet and connected to the inside space of the main accommodating tank and/or a main vent hole disposed on the main accommodating tank through a gas path pipeline; and the methanol outlet is disposed at the bottom of the explosion-proof methanol-water mixture storage tank body and connected to hydrogen production device of the fuel cell vehicle through a pipeline, wherein the pipeline is provided with a multi-way valve, and the multi-way valve is connected to each methanol outlet assembly to output methanol-water mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,461,336

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING LIQUID COMPOSITION AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING CATALYST LAYER-FORMING COATING LIQUID

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

1. A process for producing a liquid composition, which comprisesholding a fluorinated polymer having —SO2F groups at from 110 to 130° C. for at least 45 minutes,
cooling it to less than 110° C.,
converting the —SO2F groups in the fluorinated polymer to ion exchange groups to obtain a fluorinated polymer having ion exchange groups, and
mixing the fluorinated polymer having ion exchange groups and a liquid medium.

US Pat. No. 10,461,284

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A method for producing an organic electroluminescent device, the organic electroluminescent device including a substrate; a driving circuit layer including a plurality of TFTs formed on the substrate, a plurality of gate bus lines and a plurality of source bus lines each connected with any of the plurality of TFTs, a plurality of terminals, and a plurality of lead wires connecting each of the plurality of terminals with either one of the plurality of gate bus lines or either one of the plurality of source bus lines; an inorganic protective layer formed on the driving circuit layer and exposing at least the plurality of terminals; an organic flattening layer formed on the inorganic protective layer; an organic electroluminescent element layer formed on the organic flattening layer and including a plurality of organic electroluminescent elements each connected with either one of the plurality of TFTs; and a thin film encapsulation structure formed to cover the organic electroluminescent element layer;the method comprising:
step A of forming the driving circuit layer on the substrate;
step B of forming the inorganic protective layer on the driving circuit layer;
step C of forming the organic flattening layer on the inorganic protective layer;
step D of reducing moisture contained in the organic flattening layer;
step E of forming the organic electroluminescent element layer on the organic flattening layer after the step D; and
step C1 of forming an organic polymer film covering the organic flattening layer and step C2 of removing the organic polymer film, the step C1 and the step C2 being performed after the step C but before the step D.

US Pat. No. 10,461,275

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY COMPONENT AND DISPLAY SCREEN

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A flexible display component, comprising:a display module;
a buffering layer; and
at least two fixing parts disposed at the display module for fixing the buffering layer to be movably fixed to a side of the display module, wherein, both the display module and the buffering layer are flexible; when the display module is under a natural status, the buffering layer is contacted with the display module, when the display module is under a bending status, both the display module and the buffering layer are bent, a gap layer is existed between the buffering layer and the display module.

US Pat. No. 10,461,232

CONDENSATION REACTION-TYPE DIE BONDING AGENT, LED LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD., ...

1. A condensation reaction-type die bonding agent for bonding an LED device provided on its surface with device electrodes having connection surfaces covered by gold, said die bonding agent comprising:(A) a polysilsesquioxane solid in state at room temperature having trisiloxy units (TA) expressed by R1SiO3/2 where, R1 indicates one group selected from the group comprised of C1 to C15 alkyl groups, a phenyl group, and a benzyl group, and having hydroxyl groups;
(B) a polysilsesquioxane liquid in state at room temperature having 65 mol % to 100 mol % trisiloxy units (TB) expressed by R2SiO3/2 where, R2 indicates one group selected from the group comprised of C1 to C15 alkyl groups, a phenyl group, and a benzyl group, and having —OR2 where, R2 indicates one group selected from the group comprised of C1 to C15 alkyl groups, a phenyl group, and a benzyl group; and
(C) a condensation reaction catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,460,845

NUCLEAR REACTOR FLOW PATH SEALING SYSTEMS AND SEALS

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

1. A seal system for use in a nuclear reactor environment, the system comprising:a first component;
a second component abutting the first component, wherein the second component includes a groove in a surface abutting the first component;
a seal in the groove configured to seal against the first component in a first direction, wherein the seal includes an opening into a concavity in the seal configured to drive the seal in the first direction under relative higher pressure at the opening, wherein the groove opens only in the first direction, and wherein the first component has a continuously flat surface that directly abuts the surface of the second component and the seal in the groove so as to completely close the groove; and
wherein the first and second component, when abutted, separate a downcomer having a first fluid flow from a reactor core having a second fluid flow, and wherein the first and the second fluid flows are either parallel or antiparallel to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,460,726

LANGUAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

22. A language processing apparatus, comprising:a processor configured to:
generate, using an encoder, a first feature vector representing an input word based on an input sequence of first characters of alphabet letters included in the input word;
generate a second feature vector representing a predicted word, associated with the input word, based on the first feature vector using a language model, the first feature vector being output from the encoder and input to the language model; and
generate, using a decoder, an output sequence of second characters included in the predicted word based on the second feature vector.

US Pat. No. 10,460,684

DISPLAY DEVICE

Visteon Global Technologi...

1. A display device, comprising:a light emitting display;
a light source;
an electrical tint film;
a diffusion disk; and
a cover surface arranged on the light emitting display,
wherein between the light emitting display and the cover surface there is arranged the electrical tint film,
wherein in an area around the light emitting display there is arranged the diffusion disk,
wherein the light source is disposed adjacent the diffusion disk, and
wherein the cover surface is formed with a coloration, wherein an intensity of the coloration increases from a middle, central region of the cover surfaces to border areas of the cover surface.

US Pat. No. 10,460,534

VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE ACCIDENT DETECTION

Allstate Insurance Compan...

1. A driving analysis computing device comprising:a processing unit comprising a processor; and
a memory unit storing computer-executable instructions, which when executed by the processing unit, cause the driving analysis computing device to:
receive, in real time, first vehicle driving data collected by vehicle operation sensors within a first vehicle being operated by a first user, the first vehicle driving data comprising first velocity data collected by a first velocity sensor;
receive, in real-time, second vehicle driving data collected by vehicle operation sensors within a second vehicle being operated by a second user, the second vehicle driving data comprising second velocity data collected by a second velocity sensor;
determine a first projected location for the first vehicle during a first time interval based on the first velocity data;
determine a second projected location for the second vehicle during the first time interval based on the second velocity data;
determine a probability of a collision between the first vehicle and the second vehicle during the first time interval based on the first projected location and the second projected location;
responsive to determining that the probability of the collision is above a threshold value, transmit a first set of warnings to the first vehicle;
receive first data collected by vehicle operation sensors within the first vehicle being operated by the first user, the first data including X-axis positional data for the first vehicle, Y-axis positional data for the first vehicle, and Z-axis positional data for the first vehicle;
receive second data collected by the vehicle operation sensors within the second vehicle being operated by the second user, the second data including X-axis positional data for the second vehicle, Y-axis positional data for the second vehicle, and Z-axis positional data for the second vehicle;
determine a first difference between the X-axis positional data for the first vehicle and the X-axis positional data for the second vehicle;
determine a second difference between the Y-axis positional data for the first vehicle and the Y-axis positional data for the second vehicle;
determine a third difference between the Z-axis positional data for the first vehicle and the Z-axis positional data for the second vehicle;
determine whether a collision between the first vehicle and the second vehicle has occurred based on the first difference, the second difference, and the third difference; and
responsive to a determination that a collision has occurred between the first vehicle and the second vehicle:
transmit, to a mobile cellular device associated with the first vehicle, and via one or more wireless networks, a request for additional vehicle driving data from one or more vehicles within a predetermined distance of the first vehicle; and
receive, from the mobile cellular device associated with the first vehicle, and via the one or more wireless networks, additional vehicle driving data of a third vehicle that is within the predetermined distance of the first vehicle, the additional vehicle driving data comprising images from a camera of the third vehicle and vehicle driving data collected by vehicle operation sensors within the third vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,460,518

MODIFYING A SUB-DIVISION MODEL BASED ON THE TOPOLOGY OF A SELECTION

Dassault Systemes SolidWo...

1. A computer-implemented method for modifying a computer-generated model on a computerized system, the method comprising:creating in computer memory a three-dimensional (3D) model, wherein:
the 3D model is represented by a sub-division surface; and
the sub-division surface defines one of a solid and a surface model;
selecting a face of the 3D model;
in response to selecting the face, automatically by a processor coupled to the computer memory:
determining entities associated with a six-sided polyhedral to which the face belongs, the entities including any of another face, an edge, and a vertex;
determining a change type, the change type being a type of change to a topology of the 3D model, the change type defining a way to add material to the 3D model or remove material from the 3D model by: (a) repositioning one or more of the entities associated with the six-sided polyhedral, and (b) rebuilding the topology surrounding the repositioned one or more entities to add or remove the material, wherein the change type is determined based on at least one other surrounding entity of the six-sided polyhedral; and
performing an operation using the determined change type, wherein:
the operation is one of an add operation and a remove operation;
the operation causes a change in the 3D model that (i) increases a size of the 3D model if the operation is the add operation and (ii) decreases the size of the 3D model if the operation is the remove operation; and
using the determined change type, the operation applies the change to the topology that (i) increases the size of the 3D model if the operation is the add operation and (ii) decreases the size of the 3D model if the operation is the remove operation.

US Pat. No. 10,460,473

CAMERA CALIBRATION SYSTEM

Zoox, Inc., Foster City,...

1. A calibration system comprising:a light source configured to emit a collimated light;
a cradle configured to house a camera;
one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable media storing instructions executable by the one or more processors, wherein the instructions, when executed, cause the calibration system to perform operations comprising:
receiving a parameter associated with the camera;
sending a centering signal to adjust the cradle to a centered position;
sending a first calibration signal, wherein the first calibration signal causes the camera to adjust to a first position, the first position based at least in part on the parameter and comprising a first pitch and a first yaw;
sending a first capture signal to the camera to cause the camera to capture a first image of the collimated light at the first position;
sending a second calibration signal, wherein the second calibration signal causes the camera to adjust to a second position, the second position based at least in part on the parameter and comprising a second pitch and a second yaw;
sending a second capture signal to the camera to cause the camera to capture a second image of the collimated light at the second position;
receiving, from the camera, the first image and the second image;
calculating an intrinsic characteristic of a lens of the camera and an error associated with the lens based at least in part on a comparison between a first location of the collimated light in the first image and a first reference location of the collimated light and between a second location of the collimated light in the second image and a second reference location;
determining that the error is below a threshold error; and
storing the intrinsic characteristic of the lens.

US Pat. No. 10,460,463

MODELLING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SPACE

Imperial College of Scien...

1. Apparatus for generating a model of a three-dimensional space comprising:An image acquisition interface configured to obtain image data provided by a capture device, said image data representing an observation where there is relative movement between the three-dimensional space and the capture device over time; and
a model engine configured to process the image data obtained by the image acquisition interface and to compute a three-dimensional model of the three-dimensional space, wherein the model engine comprises:
a model segmenter configured to segment the three-dimensional model into at least active and inactive portions based on at least one model property,
wherein the model engine is configured to use active portions of the three-dimensional model to update said model over time; and
a registration engine configured to align active portions of the three-dimensional model with inactive portions of the three-dimensional model over time.

US Pat. No. 10,460,434

METHOD OF DEFECT DETECTION AND SYSTEM THEREOF

Applied Materials Israel ...

1. A computerized system of detecting defects on a specimen, the system comprising:an inspection unit configured to capture a first image from a first die of the specimen and obtain one or more second images;
an I/O interface configured to receive: i) a first set of predefined first descriptors each indicative of pixel value distribution in a first image block associated therewith and representing a type of defect of interest (DOI), and ii) a second set of predefined second descriptors each indicative of pixel value distribution in a second image block associated therewith and representing a type of noise; and
a processing unit operatively connected to the inspection unit and the I/O interface, the processing unit comprising a memory and a processor operatively coupled thereto, wherein:
the processing unit is configured to:
generate at least one difference image based on difference between pixel values of the first image and pixel values derived from the one or more second images;
generate at least one third image corresponding to the at least one difference image, comprising, computing a value for each given pixel of at least part of the at least one difference image based on the first set of predefined first descriptors, the second set of predefined second descriptors, and surrounding pixels centered around the given pixel; and
determine presence of defect candidates in the first image based on the at least one third image and a predefined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,460,302

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSACTIONAL DOCUMENT PROCESSING

First Data Corporation, ...

1. A system comprising:a first financial analysis server; and
a second document analysis server; wherein:
the first financial analysis server identifies a transactions analysis request associated with a document for a transaction, wherein the transaction analysis request comprises data received from a graphical user interface displayed on a user device and an image of the document;
the first financial analysis server transmits the received transactions analysis request to the second document analysis server;
the second server identifies information from the image of the document;
the second document analysis server determines that the document should be used in the transaction based at least in part on the information obtained from the image of the document and the data received from the user device;
the second document analysis server generates a response to the transaction analysis request, wherein the response comprises a recommendation to use the document for the transaction; and
the second document analysis server transmits the response to the transaction analysis request to the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,460,293

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING A GLOBAL PAYMENT ENGINE

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A....

1. A global payment engine comprising:a payment initialization input that receives an electronic payment; the payment initialization input generates a payment context with an execution plan;
a payments topology comprising a stage router, coupled to the payment initialization input and further in communication with a transform-to-external component and de-duplication component; and
the stage router routes the payment context in accordance with the execution plan to a plurality of stages, the plurality of stages comprising a validation stage, an enrichment stage, a controls stage and a clearing stage where after each stage, the payment context is routed back to the stage router before being routed to a subsequent stage
the transform-to-external and de-duplication components transferring a fully routed payment out of the global payment engine, thereby finalizing processing of the electronic payment.

US Pat. No. 10,460,277

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE LANGUAGE MACROS

BUSINESS OBJECTS SOFTWARE...

1. A business intelligence language system, comprising:(a) a business and data models data store mapping semantic layer information with data foundation model information;
(b) a data source database;
(c) a business intelligence language expansion and compilation platform, coupled to the business and data models data store and to the data source database, configured to:
(i) receive a business intelligence language expression, containing at least one macro sub-expression, from a user,
(ii) access the mapping information in the business and data models data store to perform expansion and compilation operations on the received business intelligence language expression, and
(iii) as a result of said operations, provide a native query to the data source database; and
(d) a business intelligence language result set manager, coupled to the data source database, and configured to:
(iv) retrieve data from the data source database responsive to the native query, and
(v) output a business intelligence language result set to the user in response to the business intelligence language expression.

US Pat. No. 10,460,268

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING DEVICE WORK ORDERS BASED ON WORK PATTERNS AND PLANT LOCATION

TLV Co., Ltd., Hyogo (JP...

1. A device management system including:a state detection unit configured to be connected to each steam controller in a plant of interest, wherein the each steam controller includes one of a steam trap, a valve, and a straightener, and wherein, when the state detection unit is connected to the one of the steam trap, the valve, and the straightener of the each steam controller, the state detection unit detects a state of the each steam controller including a temperature and a vibration of the each steam controller;
an input unit configured to input detection information from the state detection unit, wherein the detection information includes the temperature and the vibration of the each steam controller; and
a state determination unit configured to effect determination of whether the state of a target steam controller is normal or not;
for each steam controller in the plant of interest, device identification information for identifying the each steam controller being set in the each steam controller;
the state detection unit being configured to input the detection information including the corresponding device identification information to the input unit;
wherein the device management system comprises:
a storage unit which stores, in advance and in correlation with the device identification information set in each steam controller, location information indicating a location of each steam controller in the plant of interest, the storage unit further storing in advance work patterns for repair or replacement of the steam controller according to a classification based on a device type and an installation state of the steam controller;
a data extraction unit configured to extract from the storage unit the location information from the device identification information based on the detection information and to extract also a corresponding work pattern from the device type and the installation state specified from the device identification information, for a work-target device comprised of a steam controller whose state is determined as being not normal by the state determination unit;
a work information generation unit for generating work information including the extracted location information and work pattern for the work-target device; and
a mobile displaying body configured to display the work information of the respective work-target devices when executing a work including a repair or a replacement of the respective work-target device with reference to the work information,
wherein the state determination unit is configured to determine a degree of malfunction of the target steam controller, and
wherein the data extraction unit is configured further to effect selection of the steam controller as the work-target device, for which the extraction of the location information and the work pattern for repair or replacement are to be effected, based on the degree of malfunction determined by the state determination unit, from among one or more steam controllers determined as being malfunctioning.

US Pat. No. 10,460,222

GRAPHICALLY ENCODED ICONS HAVING INTRINSIC ATTRIBUTES EMBEDDED THEREIN AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

Newtonoid Technologies, L...

1. A graphically encoded icon, comprising:a label attached to an object, the label comprising a static portion and an intrinsic portion;
wherein:
the static portion comprises static machine-readable indicia;
the intrinsic portion comprises a first area comprising a stimuli-responsive material, and a second area comprising stimuli-responsive material;
the stimuli-responsive material is configured to change from a first state to a second state in response to a trigger, the change in state being based on an attribute about the object;
the change in state of the stimuli-responsive material in the first area is semi-irreversible; and
the change of state of the stimuli-responsive material in the second area is reversible.

US Pat. No. 10,460,182

DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

MANDO CORPORATION, Pyeon...

1. A driver assistance system comprising:an image sensor mounted to a vehicle to have a field of view forward of the vehicle and configured to acquire image data;
a radar mounted to the vehicle to have a field of sensing toward the outside of the vehicle and configured to acquire radar data; and
a controller including at least one processor, communicatively connected to the image sensor and radar, and configured to process the image data acquired by the image sensor and the radar data acquired by the radar,
wherein the controller detects a stationary obstacle, which is located in a stationary manner ahead of the vehicle, based on at least one of the image data or the radar data, determines a monitoring range around a location of the stationary obstacle based on the radar data, identifies an object present within the monitoring range based on the radar data, determines a speed of the object in a direction toward a lane along which the vehicle travels based on the radar data, determines the object as a collision candidate based on the determined speed of the object, and determines whether the collision candidate is a pedestrian based on image data of the object acquired by the image sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,460,172

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LABELING POINT CLOUD DATA

Beijing Baidu Netcom Scie...

1. A method for processing a point cloud frame of point cloud data, comprising:recognizing an object in the point cloud frame by using an obstacle recognition algorithm;
presenting an initial labeling result of the point cloud frame on a user interface of an electronic device, wherein the initial labeling result comprises the recognized object and a three-dimensional border added to the recognized object; and
updating the initial labeling result in response to a correction operation by a user on the initial labeling result, wherein the correction operation comprises:
a border adjusting operation, the border adjusting operation including a translation operation, zooming operation, and rotation operation on only the three-dimensional border to fit the three-dimensional border to the recognized object with the recognized object remaining unadjusted by the border adjusting operation.

US Pat. No. 10,460,010

COMPUTING SCENARIO FORECASTS USING ELECTRONIC INPUTS

ORACLE FINANCIAL SERVICES...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that when executed by one or more processors of a computing device cause the computing device to perform at least:in response to receiving a signal that triggers the computing device to initiate data collection, collecting electronic data from one or more electronic databases by aggregating the electronic data into data structures of a processing table, wherein the electronic data defines historic values of a set of instruments that are different measures for an electronic account;
computing projected values for each of the set of instruments according to correlations identified in the historic values, wherein the projected values form primary forecasts that model expected future values of the set of instruments;
in response to receiving electronic inputs including scenario variables of a scenario that affects the primary forecasts, generating scenario forecasts for the set of instruments according to the scenario variables and the projected values to identify how the scenario influences the primary forecasts; and
transmitting the primary forecasts and the scenario forecasts to a remote device to cause the remote device to display the primary forecasts along with the scenario forecasts on a graphical user interface (GUI) that provides the primary forecasts and the scenario forecasts for comparison in a single display.

US Pat. No. 10,459,970

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING AND RANKING IMAGES WITH CONTENT BASED ON SIMILARITY SCORES IN RESPONSE TO A SEARCH QUERY

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for evaluating matching of content items with images, the method comprising:receiving a request for evaluating matching between a content item and an image that were identified and selected from a plurality of content items and images in response to a search query;
obtaining first metadata associated with the content item, second metadata associated with the image, and third metadata associated with the search query, wherein the third metadata comprises keywords of the search query;
determining a first similarity score, “QC”, based on the first metadata associated with the content item and the third metadata associated with the search query, wherein QC represents a similarity between the search query and the content item;
determining a second similarity score, “QI”, based on the second metadata associated with the image and the third metadata associated with the search query, where QI represents a similarity between the search query and the image;
determining a third similarity score, “CI”, based on the first metadata associated with the content item and the second metadata associated with the image, wherein CI represents a similarity between the content item and the image;
calculating an evaluation score for matching of the content item and the image in view of the search query, wherein the evaluation score is an average of: a product of the first similarity score and the second similarity score, a product of the first similarity score and the third similarity score, and a product of the second similarity score and the third similarity score;
integrating the content item and the image, based on the evaluation score; and
returning the integrated content item and image in response to the search query.

US Pat. No. 10,459,962

SELECTIVELY GENERATING WORD VECTOR AND PARAGRAPH VECTOR REPRESENTATIONS OF FIELDS FOR MACHINE LEARNING

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A system comprising:a database containing a corpus of incident reports relating to operation of a managed network, wherein each incident report contains a set of fields, each field containing a text string; and
an artificial neural network (ANN) that includes an encoder and that has been trained on the corpus of incident reports such that, for each of the incident reports: (i) for words present in text strings of a first subset of the fields, the encoder can generate word vector representations within a semantically encoded vector space, and (ii) for text strings of a second subset of the fields, the encoder can generate one or more paragraph vector representations within the semantically encoded vector space,
wherein the database additionally contains an aggregate vector representation for each of the incident reports, wherein the aggregate vector representation for a particular incident report is a combination of (i) word vector representations, generated by the encoder, of words present in the text strings of the first subset of the fields of the particular incident report and (ii) one or more paragraph vector representations, generated by the encoder, of words present in the text strings of the second subset of the fields of the particular incident report; and
a server device configured to:
receive an additional incident report that contains the set of fields;
generate an aggregate vector representation for the additional incident report by (i) using the encoder to generate word vector representations of words present in text strings of the first subset of the fields of the additional incident report, (ii) using the ANN to generate one or more paragraph vector representations of words present in text strings of the second subset of the fields of the additional incident report, and (iii) combining the word vectors and the one or more paragraph vectors generated from the additional incident report to generate the aggregate vector representation for the additional incident report;
compare the aggregate vector representation of each of the incident reports in the corpus to the aggregate vector representation for the additional incident report;
based on the comparison, identify a subset of the incident reports in the corpus; and
transmit, to a client device, the subset of incident reports.

US Pat. No. 10,459,937

EFFECT OF OPERATIONS ON APPLICATION REQUESTS

MICRO FOCUS LLC, Santa C...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium comprising instructions executable by a processing resource to: in response to an application request accessing a webpage, perform a sequence of operations including a first asynchronous operation, wherein the first asynchronous operation is an operation that is triggered by the application request and is independent of other operations in the sequence; obtain a plurality of completion times for a completion of the application request, wherein the plurality of completion times comprises a first completion time for completing a first instance of the application request and a second completion time for completing a second instance of the application request; obtain a first response time which is a length of time to complete the first asynchronous operation in the first instance of the application request and a second response time which is a length of time to complete the first asynchronous operation in the second instance of the application request; determine a first correlation score describing an effect of the first asynchronous operation on the application request based on the first completion time, the second completion time, the first response time, and the second response time, wherein to determine the first correlation score, the processing resource is to: determine a first average of the first and second response times, determine a second average of the first and second completion times, and determine a ratio of the first average over the second average as the first correlation score, wherein a value of the ratio indicates a level of effect the first asynchronous operation has on the application request; and generate visualization data representing the determined first correlation score indicating how much the first asynchronous operation affects the completion of the application request.

US Pat. No. 10,459,799

RECOVERY CIRCUIT

HONGFUJIN PRECISION INDUS...

1. A recovery circuit comprising:a storage unit storing an operating system;
a first read-only memory (ROM) storing a backup operating system;
a platform controller hub (PCH) chip executing the operating system; and;
a second ROM controlling the PCH chip to output a switching signal according to a work state of the operating system;
a switch chip electrically coupled between the first ROM and the PCH chip;
the switch chip receiving the switching signal from the PCH chip; wherein the switch chip controls whether the first ROM communicates with the PCH chip;
wherein when the operating system of the storage unit is in an abnormal state, the second ROM controls the PCH chip to output the switching signal at a high-voltage level to turn on the switch chip, wherein the first ROM communicates with the PCH chip, and the PCH chip recovers the operating system from the first ROM.

US Pat. No. 10,459,756

METHODS, MEDIUMS, AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVISIONING APPLICATION SERVICES

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A method comprising:instantiating a virtual server instance, the virtual server instance supporting an application and running a plurality of services at startup;
analyzing the plurality of services to categorize the services into a group of non-deferrable startup services necessary for the virtual server to support the application and a group of deferrable startup service that are not necessary for the server to support the application;
adding the deferrable startup services to a startup repository;
adjusting server startup logic to delay execution of the deferrable startup services in the startup repository for a future virtual server instance startup event, wherein the execution is delayed for a dynamically determined period of time based on a stability of the application;
receiving a health check request from an elastic load balancer; and
providing a positive response to the health check request before the deferrable startup services are run.

US Pat. No. 10,459,725

EXECUTION OF LOAD INSTRUCTIONS IN A PROCESSOR

MIPS Tech, LLC, Campbell...

1. A method of executing a load instruction in a processor, the method comprising:receiving a load instruction which includes a register value and an offset;
detecting, in a detection circuit, whether the offset is zero or nonzero;
when the detected offset is nonzero, directing, by a decision circuit, the received load instruction to an address generation circuit in a first execution stage of the processor, and
when the detected offset is zero, identifying, in the decision circuit, whether the received load instruction immediately follows a load instruction having a zero offset or a nonzero offset, and
when the received load instruction immediately follows a load instruction having a zero offset, bypassing the address generation circuit and directing the received load instruction to a further execution stage of the processor, and
when the received load instruction immediately follows a load instruction having a nonzero offset, either delaying directing the received load instruction to the further execution stage and sending another received load instruction with a detected nonzero offset to the address generation circuit instead; or directing the received load instruction to the further execution stage via a dedicated load pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,459,531

INPUT DEVICE HAVING BENT PORTION IN SUBSTRATE WITH LARGE LIGHT-TRANSMITTING REGION

Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., T...

1. An input device comprising:a substrate made of a light-transmitting material, the substrate having a light-transmitting region, a light-non-transmitting region, and a region boundary dividing the substrate into the light-transmitting region on one side and the light-non-transmitting region on another side;
a plurality of electrodes patterned from a flexible light-transmitting conductive material layer formed on a surface of the substrate;
a plurality of light-transmitting wirings patterned from the flexible light-transmitting conductive material layer, the plurality of light-transmitting wirings extending from the plurality of electrodes;
a plurality of light-non-transmitting wirings each continued from corresponding one of the light-transmitting wirings, the light-non-transmitting wirings including a first layer patterned from the flexible light-transmitting conductive material layer and a second layer made of a light-non-transmitting low-resistance material laminated on the first layer; and
a light-transmitting panel provided in front of the substrate, the light-transmitting panel being bonded to a portion of the light-transmitting region, while a remaining portion of the light-transmitting region and the light-non-transmitting region continued from the remaining portion are separated from the light-transmitting panel,
wherein the electrodes and the light-transmitting wirings are formed in the light-transmitting region of the substrate such that an entire region of the light-transmitting region transmits light, while the light-non-transmitting wirings are formed in the light-non-transmitting region of the substrate; and
wherein a bend portion is provided along and at a certain distance from the region boundary in the light-transmitting region where the light-transmitting wirings are formed, the substrate is bent at the bend portion such that a part of the substrate on which the light-non-transmitting wirings are formed is bent and angled with respect to a remaining part of the substrate on which the electrodes are formed.

US Pat. No. 10,459,488

DOCKING STATION

GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A docking station, comprising:a base, comprising a seat, an extension portion connected to the seat and extending upwards, and a stop portion connected to the extension portion and extending along an angle position;
a clamp member, assembled at the extension portion, the clamp member comprising:
a body, assembled at the extension portion;
a hook portion, provided at an end portion of the body, wherein a clamp space exists in the angle direction between a free end of the stop portion and the hook portion; and
a resilient element, provided at the body and near the hook portion;
wherein, when the hook portion receives a force, the body becomes elastically deformed and drives the resilient element to produce an elastic restoring force; when the hook portion does not receive the force, the elastic restoring force of the resilient element drives the body to restore to an initial position.

US Pat. No. 10,459,444

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE FLEET MODEL TRAINING AND TESTING

Zoox, Inc., Foster City,...

1. A vehicle comprising:a vehicle controller operably connected to at least one sensor, a network interface, and a drive system to control operation of the vehicle, the vehicle controller being configured to:
receive an indication that the vehicle controller has unallocated computational resources;
receive a command to utilize the unallocated computational resources, the command causing the vehicle controller to be further configured to conduct one or more of:
testing an experimental machine learning (ML) model based at least in part on causing the drive system to control operation of the vehicle using the experimental ML model, the testing yielding a test result, or
training a target ML model to create a trained ML model, based at least in part on causing the drive system to control operation of the vehicle using the target ML model.

US Pat. No. 10,459,441

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLES BASED ON MOTION PLANS

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method of operating an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:determining a first state of the autonomous vehicle from among a number of states of a finite state machine of the autonomous vehicle, wherein the first state of the finite state machine is determined based on current information of the autonomous vehicle and historical information of the autonomous vehicle;
determining whether one or more conditions have been satisfied based on the current information and the historical information;
determining, based on the one or more conditions that are determined to have been satisfied, a next state of the autonomous vehicle from among the number of states and a state transition of the autonomous vehicle from the first state to the next state, wherein one of the states is an abnormal state indicating no routing communication is received for a predetermined period of time, wherein the next state of the autonomous vehicle is determined using a first lookup table storing a correspondence between the one or more conditions and the next state of the autonomous vehicle, wherein the one or more conditions are represented in the first lookup table as a binary number, wherein the one or more conditions are categorized into predetermined categories of conditions and one category cannot be a subset of another category of conditions, and wherein the next state of the autonomous vehicle is determined based on a result from each category of conditions;
selecting, based on the state transition of the autonomous vehicle from the first state to the next state, one of a plurality of predetermined motion plans, each of the predetermined motion plans corresponding to one of a plurality of state transitions from a particular state to another particular state of the finite state machine; and
generating a trajectory based on the selected motion plan to control the autonomous vehicle to drive according to the trajectory.

US Pat. No. 10,459,418

TECHNOLOGY FOR ASSESSING AND PRESENTING FIELD DEVICE COMMISSIONING INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH A PROCESS PLANT

FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS,...

1. A computer-implemented method of accessing commissioning data associated with a set of devices in a process plant, where at least some of the set of devices are communicatively connected to operate in the process plant during run-time to control a set of processes, the method comprising:obtaining, at a computing device for each of the set of devices, commissioning status data for the respective device;
accessing a set of defined commissioning parameters respectively associated with the set of devices;
determining, by the computing device for each of the set of devices, a difference between the respective commissioning status data and the respective defined commissioning parameter; and
causing a user interface to indicate (i) the set of differences between the set of commissioning status data and the set of defined commissioning parameters, (ii) a first option to modify, for a device of the set of devices, the defined commissioning parameter of the device to match the commissioning status data of the device, and (iii) a second option to configure the device according to the defined commissioning parameter of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,459,411

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SINGLE AND MULTIZONAL OPTIMIZATION OF UTILITY SERVICES DELIVERY AND UTILIZATION

Astrolink International L...

1. An intelligent communication device (ICD) comprising:a first transceiver configured to be coupled to an electric network on a low-voltage side of a service transformer that provides electricity via the electric network to an optimization zone comprising a plurality of locations associated with corresponding electrical meters that measure electricity provided via the electric network to the corresponding locations, the first transceiver configured to communicate via the electric network with a plurality of different control devices communicatively coupled to corresponding electrical devices that are coupled to the electric network at the plurality of locations;
a second transceiver configured to communicate with a server;
an input configured to provide electrical characteristics of the low-voltage side of the service transformer; and
a central processor coupled to the first transceiver and the second transceiver, and configured to:
receive, via the second transceiver, a policy that identifies an electrical load policy to implement in the optimization zone;
receive, via the first transceiver, a request from a control device of the plurality of control devices to permit initiation of an activity of a corresponding electrical device;
determine, via the input, a current electrical characteristic of the low-voltage side of the service transformer; and
based on a current electric load and the electrical load policy, send a message to the control device via the first transceiver that one of grants the request and denies the request.

US Pat. No. 10,459,316

CAMERA APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.,...

1. A camera apparatus for a vehicle, comprising a housing having a recess formed therein,wherein the housing comprises: a main wall part having a camera hole formed therein; a base part extended from the main wall part and having a downward slope in which a distance from the center axis of the camera hole to the base part increases toward the end of the base part from the main wall part; and a sidewall part adjacent to the main wall part and extended upward from the base part,
the main wall part, the base part and the sidewall part form the recess in the housing, and
a light trap part for trapping light reflected from the base part and the sidewall part into the camera hole is installed on the base part and the sidewall part,
wherein the housing is installed on the inner surface of the windshield of the vehicle, and
the light trap part is formed on the top outer surface of the housing, adjacent to the sidewall part, and thus absorbs light incident through a gap between the windshield and the top outer surface of the housing, adjacent to the sidewall part.

US Pat. No. 10,459,276

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY INCLUDING BLACK COLUMN SPACER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A liquid crystal display, comprising:a first substrate comprising a light transmitting area and a light blocking area;
a second substrate facing the first substrate;
a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a gate conductor configured to transfer gate signals and a data conductor configured to transfer data voltages, the gate conductor and the data conductor disposed on the first substrate;
a thin film transistor comprising the gate conductor and the data conductor;
a pixel electrode connected to the thin film transistor;
a color filter disposed between the data conductor and the pixel electrode; and
a black column spacer disposed on the color filter and overlapping the light blocking area,
wherein:
the color filter comprises a concave portion and a convex portion disposed in the concave portion wherein the concave portion has a thickness greater than 0; and
the black column spacer overlaps the color filter and comprises a light blocking member overlapping the concave portion and a spacer overlapping the convex portion, the light blocking member and the spacer have substantially the same thickness as each other.

US Pat. No. 10,459,267

DISPLAY APPARATUS COMPRISING A DISPLAY PANEL CHASSIS HAVING A RECESS PORTION OR A PROTRUDED PORTION AT A CENTER PORTION OF A LONG SIDE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CO...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a rectangular-shaped liquid crystal panel comprising a pair of transparent substrates with a liquid crystal layer therebetween, a rectangular-shaped first polarizing film or a rectangular-shaped second polarizing film attached to a front surface of the liquid crystal panel or a rear surface of the liquid crystal panel, wherein a polarizing direction of the first polarizing film is a direction of a short side thereof and a polarizing direction of the second polarizing film is a direction of a long side thereof,
a diffusion plate disposed opposing to the rear surface of the liquid crystal panel,
an optical sheet disposed between the liquid crystal panel and the diffusion plate,
a rectangular frame-shaped panel chassis abutting against a peripheral portion of the rear surface of the liquid crystal panel, and
a rectangular frame-shaped bezel abutting against a peripheral portion of the front surface of the liquid crystal panel,
wherein the bezel or the panel chassis close to the first polarizing film than the second polarizing film has a recess portion at a center portion of a long side,
wherein the panel chassis or the bezel close to the second polarizing film than the first polarizing film has a protruded portion at a center portion of a long side, the protruded portion orienting to the recess portion, and
wherein the liquid crystal panel is held between the protruded portion and the recess portion.

US Pat. No. 10,459,229

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING TWO-PHOTON MICROSCOPY

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A wearable augmented reality device comprising:an augmented reality head-mounted ophthalmic system comprising:
a wearable augmented reality display platform comprising:
a waveguide stack configured to pass light from the world into an eye of a wearer wearing the head-mounted system,
wherein the waveguide stack comprises a plurality of waveguides configured to output image light with different amounts of wavefront divergence corresponding to a plurality of depth planes, wherein one or more waveguides of the plurality of waveguides are configured to output the image light with a different amount of wavefront divergence than one or more other waveguides of the plurality of waveguides, wherein the image light provides images to the eye of the wearer; and
a two-photon absorption microscope configured to image the eye by producing two-photon absorption to generate fluorescence.

US Pat. No. 10,459,213

SAMPLE PROCESSING IMPROVEMENTS FOR MICROSCOPY

Alentic Microscience Inc....

1. An apparatus comprisinga two-dimensional arrangement of light sensitive elements exposed at a sensor surface of an imaging sensor, the imaging sensor to bear a sample for near-field microscopy, and
a mixing mechanism configured to cause mixing of the sample at the sensor surface, the mixing mechanism being configured (a) to cause a second surface to be moved into a predefined position relative to the sensor surface to form a sample space that is between the sensor surface and the second surface and contains at least part of the sample and (b) to move the second surface toward and away from the sensor surface before the sensor surface is moved into the predefined position.

US Pat. No. 10,459,198

OPTICAL IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS ...

1. An optical image capturing system, from an object side to an image side, comprising:a first lens element with positive refractive power;
a second lens element with negative refractive power;
a third lens element with negative refractive power;
a fourth lens element with positive refractive power;
a fifth lens element with positive refractive power;
a sixth lens element with negative refractive power; and
an image plane;
wherein the optical image capturing system comprises only six lens elements with refractive power, a maximum height for image formation on the image plane perpendicular to the optical axis in the optical image capturing system is denoted by HOI, at least two lens elements among the first through sixth lens elements have at least one inflection point on at least one surface thereof, focal lengths of the first through sixth lens elements are f1, f2, f3, f4, f5 and f6 respectively, a focal length of the optical image capturing system is f, an entrance pupil diameter of the optical image capturing system is HEP, a distance on an optical axis from an axial point on an object-side surface of the first lens element to an axial point on the image plane is HOS, a half of a maximum view angle of the optical image capturing system is HAF, thicknesses in parallel with an optical axis of the first through sixth lens elements at a distance from the optical axis of ½ HEP respectively are ETP1, ETP2, ETP3, ETP4, ETP5 and ETP6, a sum of ETP1 to ETP6 described above is SETP, thicknesses of the first through sixth lens elements on the optical axis respectively are TP1, TP2, TP3, TP4, TP5 and TP6, a sum of TP1 to TP6 described above is STP, and the following relations are satisfied: 1.0?f/HEP?1.9, 0 deg wherein the first lens element has a convex object-side surface, the third lens element has a convex object-side surface, the fifth lens element has a convex image-side surface, and the sixth lens element has a convex object-side surface and a concave image-side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,459,151

OPTICAL SHEET FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, AND BACKLIGHT UNIT FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Keiwa Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A light diffusion sheet for use in a liquid crystal display device, whereinthe light diffusion sheet comprises a substrate layer, a light diffusion layer overlaid on a light emission face side of the substrate layer, and back layer overlaid on a light incidence face side of the substrate layer, and
the light diffusion sheet further comprises on a back, light incidence face of the back layer, a multi-streak diffraction grating pattern that is oriented in a specific direction in a plane of the light diffusion sheet and is configured to diffuse rays of light in a width direction of the multi-streak diffraction grating pattern, the light diffusion sheet thereby being configured to condense rays of light in the specific direction and to diffuse rays of light in a direction perpendicular to the specific direction.

US Pat. No. 10,459,095

FLAT-PLATE PET IMAGING DEVICE WITH WINDOW

RAYCAN TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A flat-plate PET imaging device with a window, wherein the flat-plate PET imaging device comprises:a first flat plate comprising a first array of PET detectors that are arranged sequentially in a plate shape side by side and at least one first window;
a second flat plate comprising a second array of PET detectors that are arranged sequentially in a plate shape side by side, the second flat plate being parallel to the first flat plate; and
a support device to which the first flat plate and the second flat plate are fixed,
wherein the at least one first window has an area that is of integral multiple of an area of one of the first array of PET detectors by omitting or removing at least one of the first array of PET detectors.

US Pat. No. 10,459,091

RADIATION DETECTOR AND SCANNER

Varex Imaging Corporation...

1. A system operable for detecting radiation, the system comprising:an imager comprising a first planar array of pixels; and
a plurality of scintillators;
wherein each scintillator has a length, height and a width;
wherein each scintillator has a first end opposite from a second end on a longitudinal axis of the scintillator and that are separated by a distance that is the length of the scintillator;
wherein the length of each scintillator is greater than its respective width such that each scintillator is a rectangular cuboid;
wherein each scintillator has a first surface at its first end that is transverse to its respective longitudinal axis and that is configured to receive an incoming radiation beam;
wherein the scintillators are coupled to the imager such that the respective longitudinal axes of the scintillators are parallel to each other;
wherein an incoming radiation beam, that enters the scintillators through their respective first surfaces is converted by the scintillators into light that is received by respective subsets of the first planar array of pixels;
wherein the imager generates signals in response to the light that is received by the subsets of the first planar array of pixels; and
wherein the system is configured such that only a subset of the signals is sampled per sample interval and the subset of signals corresponds to less than all of the pixels that receive the light.

US Pat. No. 10,459,082

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SECURING A SPACE CROSSED BY A HIGH-POWER LASER BEAM

ArianeGroup SAS, Paris (...

1. A method for ensuring the safety of a space through which a high-power laser beam passes, wherein:at least one low-power-density safety laser beam is generated in the form of an envelope which is positioned and aligned so as to surround said high-power beam over at least a portion of the length thereof;
the emission of said high-power laser beam is prevented when an object encounters said safety laser beam; and
the emission of said high-power laser beam is prevented when an object encounters said safety laser beam for the first time, and the emission of said high-power laser beam is re-established when the same object encounters said safety laser beam for a second time.

US Pat. No. 10,459,071

ORTHOGONAL SEPARATION DEVICE AND ORTHOGONAL SEPARATION METHOD

JAPAN RADIO CO., LTD., T...

1. An orthogonal separation device for processing P (=M×N) pulse waves (R11 to R1M), . . . , (RN1 to RNM) which arrive at N antennas by M pulse waves being transmitted by respective transmitting antennas at the same time, the device comprising:a wave detector that performs a wave detection process corresponding to each of the N antennas for each of the P pulse waves (R11 to R1M), . . . , (RN1 to RNM) and that generates P output signals (R?11 to R?1M), . . . , (R?N1 to R?NM), wherein a phase of each of the M pulse waves is modulated based on a value of one code that is included in a code array of known discrete values and the code array is different for each of the transmitting antennas; and
a demodulator that adjusts difference among the phases of the P output signals (R?11 to R?1M), . . . , (R?N1 to R?NM) according to the code arrays of known discrete values and generates P in-phase signals (r11 to r1M), . . . , (rN1 to rNM).

US Pat. No. 10,459,042

MAGNETORESISTIVE RELAY

MultiDimension Technology...

1. A magnetoresistive relay, comprising:a substrate and a magnetic excitation coil, a magnetoresistive sensor, and a switch integrated circuit which is placed on the substrate, and
further comprising an excitation signal input electrode, an excitation signal output electrode, a switch circuit positive output electrode, a switch circuit negative output electrode, a power input electrode, and a ground electrode,
wherein the ends of the magnetic excitation coil are each connected with the excitation signal input electrode and the excitation signal output electrodes,
wherein the signal from the magnetoresistive sensor is sent to the switch integrated circuit,
wherein the switch circuit positive output electrode and the switch circuit negative output electrode are respectively connected with the switch integrated circuit, and the power input ends and the ground ends of the switch integrated circuit and the magnetoresistive sensor are respectively connected with the power input electrode and the ground electrode,
wherein, during operation, the magnetic field from the excitation coil provides an on/off signal, and the signal is used to change the magnetoresistance of the magnetoresistive sensor, and
wherein the switch integrated circuit receives the signal from the magnetoresistive sensor, and from this the external output switching action is realized.

US Pat. No. 10,459,022

LONG RANGE PHASING VOLTMETER WITH ROBUST PHASE TRANSMISSION

1. A method of determining a phase angle difference, said method comprising the steps of:(a) at a reference location, receiving a first 1 pps signal from a global positioning satellite system;
(b) generating a first waveform from said first 1 pps signal;
(c) obtaining a voltage signal from a reference source at said reference location;
(d) determining a first instantaneous phase difference between said first waveform and said voltage signal from said reference source;
(e) representing said first instantaneous phase difference by two pulses spaced apart by an interval proportional to said first instantaneous phase difference;
(f) transmitting said two pulses to a field location near an electrical conductor;
(g) at said field location, receiving a second 1 pps signal from said global positioning satellite system;
(h) generating a second waveform from said second 1 pps signal;
(i) obtaining a field voltage signal from said electrical conductor;
(j) determining a second instantaneous phase difference between said second waveform and said field voltage signal;
(k) receiving said two pulses at said field location;
(l) converting said interval between said two pulses to said first instantaneous phase difference; and
(m) subtracting said first instantaneous phase difference from said second instantaneous phase difference to determine a phase difference between said reference source and said electrical conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,459,006

PROBE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FormFactor Beaverton, Inc...

1. A probe system, comprising:a chuck including a support surface configured to support a substrate that includes a device under test (DUT);
a probe head assembly, including:
(i) a platen;
(ii) a first manipulator operatively attached to the platen;
(iii) a first manipulated assembly operatively attached to the first manipulator and including a first probe configured to contact the DUT;
(iv) a second manipulator operatively attached to the platen; and
(v) a second manipulated assembly operatively attached to the second manipulator and including a second probe configured to contact the DUT; and
a measurement device configured to directly measure a distance between the first manipulated assembly and the second manipulated assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,458,985

CELL-SURFACE MARKER OF EARLY MSC AGING

The Administrators of the...

5. A method of identifying multipotent mesenchymal stem cells of high trilineage potential in early passages comprising the steps of:a) collecting mesenchymal stem cells, the collected mesenchymal stem cells having not undergone more than five passages;
b) introducing fluorescent antibodies against CD264 to the collected mesenchymal stem cells;
c) sorting the mesenchymal stem cells based on positive and negative CD264 expression;
d) collecting the mesenchymal stem cells that are not bound by the fluorescent antibodies; and,
e) identifying CD264- cells as the multipotent mesenchymal stem cells of high trilineage potential.

US Pat. No. 10,458,972

IN-VITRO DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE USING EXTERNAL INFORMATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH TEST RESULTS

Alverix, Inc., Franklin ...

1. A diagnostic test analysis system comprising an in vitro-diagnostic device, the in vitro-diagnostic device comprising:at least one processor;
at least one display device;
at least one input device; and
at least one memory device which stores a plurality of instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to operate with the at least one input device and the at least one display device to:
enable a local user of a diagnostic test to provide a biological sample,
determine a first result of the diagnostic test based on the biological sample, the first result indicating at least the presence or absence of a condition,
receive a set of additional data via a network connection, the set of additional data indicative of a characteristic of the diagnostic test not determinable based on the biological sample;
alter the first result of the diagnostic test based, at least in part, on the additional data, to generate an altered first result, the altered first result having an improved accuracy relative to the first result of the diagnostic test, and
display the altered first result of the diagnostic test to the local user.

US Pat. No. 10,458,923

PRINT DATA PROCESSING METHOD, PRINT DATA PROCESSING DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING RECORDED THEREIN PRINT DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM

SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD....

1. A print data processing method for processing print data obtained by performing a rasterization process on vector data, the method comprising:a matching processing step of performing pattern matching between a streak detection pattern including a streak pattern having a width of one pixel and extending in a first direction or a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and the print data;
a length measurement step of determining, when matching is established in the matching processing step, a length of a streak candidate part including a part corresponding to a streak pattern in a region where matching is established and a part continuous in an extending direction of the streak pattern and having a same value as a data value of the streak pattern, in the print data;
a determination step of determining whether or not the streak candidate part is streak data that possibly results in a streak, by comparing the length determined in the length measurement step against a predetermined threshold; and
a correction step of correcting a data value of each pixel constituting the streak data, based on a data value of a neighboring pixel, wherein
the print data is binary bitmap data, and
in the correction step, each pixel constituting the streak data is made a target pixel in turn, and a data value of a target pixel is corrected to a value different from a data value of the streak pattern, when data values of two pixels that are adjacent to the target pixel in a direction perpendicular to the extending direction of the streak data are different from the data value of the streak pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,458,908

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR QUALIFYING PLANT MATERIAL

1. A system for qualifying plant material, the system comprising:an inspection zone;
a support stage configured to support the plant material in the inspection zone;
at least one camera configured to acquire at least one image of the plant material in the inspection zone;
at least one processor configured to receive and analyze the camera image to identify a region of interest containing specific plant structures possessing active components;
at least one spectrometer configured to acquire a spectrometric measurement of the plant material in the inspection zone; and
wherein the at least one processor is further configured to facilitate a spectrometric measurement of the specific plant structures identified in the camera image, and to enable output of an indicator of a quality measure of the plant material based on the spectrometric measurement of the specific plant structures identified in the camera image.

US Pat. No. 10,458,849

SENSOR ASSEMBLY FOR CAPTURING SPATIALLY RESOLVED PHOTOMETRIC DATA

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH, ...

1. A lighting system for a room comprising one or more lamps, a sensor assembly (1) for capturing spatially resolved brightness data supplemented with photometric data in a detection region of the room, and a control unit that operates the one or more lamps, wherein the sensor assembly (1) comprises:a sensor unit (10), wherein the sensor unit (10) has at least nine sensor segments (11) to which are assigned different combinations of at least three different color filters (12) and at least two polarization filters (13) which are oriented perpendicular to one another, and at least three sensor segments are assigned to each respective filter color, and one of the three segments assigned to each respective filter color detects light that passes through the respective color filter and no polarization filter, a second of the three segments assigned to each respective filter color detects light that passes through the respective color filter and one of the polarization filters, and a third of the three segments assigned to each respective filter color detects light that passes through the respective color filter and one of the polarization filters; and
a controllable shutter assembly (20) disposed in front of the sensor unit (10), through which a light incidence on the sensor unit (10) can be controlled as a function of the direction, wherein the controllable shutter assembly (20) has numerous controllable individual shutter elements (21), which selectively enable light incidence onto the sensor unit (10) such that the light incidence enabled through the individual elements (21) substantially illuminates the sensor unit (10) in a uniform manner, and the individual shutter elements are activated successively such that the sensor unit is exposed for each successive activation in a targeted manner to part of the detection region and the entire detection region is exposed to the sensor unit through the successive activation of all the individual shutter elements;
and the system further comprises an evaluation unit (30) for evaluating the data emitted from the sensor unit (10) for the sensor segments, and calculating a spatially resolved brightness datum, and further wherein the evaluation unit (30) is designed to supplement the brightness data with additional photometric data, on the basis of the signals emitted from the different sensor segments (11), and spatially resolved brightness data supplemented with photometric data is provided to the control unit for controlling the one or more lamps in the room.

US Pat. No. 10,458,764

CANARD STOWAGE LOCK

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A canard mechanism comprising:a canard connected to a shaft that is hingedly attached to a rotatable hub, the canard being moveable between a stowed position and a deployed position; and
a locking feature on the canard for restraining the canard in the stowed position,
wherein the locking feature comprises a locking pocket on the canard, the locking pocket comprising:
first and second lateral sides extending towards a leading edge of the canard and at a location between a trailing edge of the canard and a widest portion of the canard; and
a bottom side extending from the first lateral side to the second lateral side, wherein the first and second lateral sides converge towards and terminate at the bottom side.

US Pat. No. 10,458,762

POLYMER AMMUNITION HAVING A PRIMER INSERT WITH A PRIMER POCKET GROOVE

TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS...

1. A polymeric ammunition comprising:a primer insert comprising: a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a extraction flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, wherein the primer recess comprises a recess bottom and a circular recess side wall; a primer flash aperture through the recess bottom that extends through the recess bottom, wherein the primer flash aperture is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding to form a flash hole; and a groove in the primer recess positioned around the primer flash aperture adapted to receive a polymer overmolding, wherein the groove extends at least partially over the bottom surface and the groove is adapted to receive the polymer overmolding at least partially over the bottom surface;
a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body extending about the primer insert, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body comprises: a polymeric bullet-end coupling element at a first end opposite a substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end connected by a propellant chamber, wherein the polymeric coupling end extends over the coupling element and into the primer flash hole aperture and into the groove to form a flash hole;
a polymeric bullet-end upper portion comprising a bullet-end coupling element connected to the polymeric bullet-end coupling element opposite a projectile aperture adapted to engage a bullet;
a propellant at least partially filling the propellant chamber;
a primer inserted into the primer recess; and
a projectile frictionally fitted in the bullet-end aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,458,705

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING MOISTURE IN A VACUUM CHAMBER

ASP GLOBAL MANUFACTURING ...

1. A method of drying a medical instrument, comprising:(a) opening a vacuum chamber;
(b) placing the instrument into the chamber;
(c) dosing the chamber;
(d) withdrawing a first volume of air from the chamber;
(e) changing a volume of liquid water into vapor;
(f) introducing a second volume of air into the chamber;
(g) withdrawing the second volume of air from the chamber;
(h) changing a second volume of liquid water into vapor;
(i) introducing a third volume of air into the chamber;
(j) opening the chamber; and
(k) removing the instrument from the chamber in a dry state;
(l) collecting pressure data corresponding to the pressure within the chamber while withdrawing the second volume of air from the chamber;
(m) from the pressure data, calculating a first second-derivative value of pressure with respect to time corresponding to a pressure greater than approximately the triple-point pressure of water;
(n) from the pressure data, calculating a second second-derivative value of pressure with respect to time corresponding to a pressure greater than approximately the triple-point pressure of water and a time subsequent to the time corresponding to the first second-derivative value;
(o) from the pressure data, calculating a third second-derivative value of pressure with respect to time corresponding to a pressure less than approximately the triple-point pressure of water and a time subsequent to the time corresponding to the second second-derivative value;
(p) from the pressure data, calculating a fourth second-derivative value of pressure with respect to time corresponding to a pressure less than approximately the triple-point pressure of water and a time subsequent to the time corresponding to the third second-derivative value;
(q) determining that the fourth second-derivative value is less than or equal to the third second-derivative value; and
(r) determining that the second second-derivative value is less than or equal to the first second-derivative value
wherein opening the chamber and removing the instrument are done in response to determining that the fourth second-derivative value is less than or equal to the third second-derivative value and determining that the second second-derivative value is less than or equal to the first second-derivative value.

US Pat. No. 10,458,704

SEPARATION OF COMPONENTS FROM A FLUID BY SOLIDS PRODUCTION

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A method for separating components from a fluid comprising:providing a cooling element, one or more resistive heating elements, a fluid inlet, one or more thermally-conductive surfaces, a fluid outlet, and a solids outlet;
providing the cooling element disposed in contact with a distal side of the one or more thermally-conductive surfaces, the cooling element cooling the one or more thermally-conductive surfaces;
providing the one or more resistive heating elements disposed in contact with or embedded in a proximal side of the one or more thermally-conductive surfaces;
providing a fluid comprising one or more secondary components dissolved, entrained, suspended, absorbed, condensed, or combinations thereof, wherein the fluid freezes at a lower temperature than the one or more secondary components, wherein the fluid is passed across the one or more thermally conductive surfaces, at least a portion of the one or more secondary components freezing, crystalizing, desublimating, depositing, condensing, or combinations thereof, out of the fluid as one or more solid secondary components, while the fluid passes out the fluid outlet;
detecting that the one or more solid secondary components reach a pre-determined thickness by an instrument that measures thicknesses of the one or more solid secondary components on the one or more thermally-conductive surfaces, wherein the instrument comprises one or more pistons that probe the one or more thermally-conductive surfaces, determining the thicknesses by how close the one or more pistons come to the one or more thermally-conductive surfaces without resistance;
engaging the one or more resistive heating elements such that the one or more solid secondary components detach from the one or more thermally-conductive surfaces and pass out the solids outlet; and,
disengaging the one or more resistive heating elements, restarting production of the one or more solid secondary components.

US Pat. No. 10,458,690

CONTROL SYSTEM

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A method of controlling capacity in a compressor comprising:calculating an output capacity parameter with a control program;
measuring at least one system operating parameter;
comparing the at least one measured system operating parameter to corresponding predetermined threshold values for the system operating parameter to determine whether the at least one measured system operating parameter is within a limiting region or an override region corresponding to the at least one measured system operating parameter, wherein the at least one measured system operating parameter is within the limiting region when the at least one measured system operating parameter exceeds a first threshold and does not exceed a second threshold, greater than the first threshold, and wherein the at least one measured system operating parameter is within the override region when the at least one measured system operating parameter exceeds the second threshold;
adjusting the output capacity parameter in response to a determination that the at least one measured system operating parameter is within the limiting region or the override region;
limiting the output capacity parameter to a predetermined amount of increase in response to the at least one measured system operating parameter being in the limiting region;
setting the output capacity parameter to a predetermined amount of decrease in response to the at least one measured system operating parameter being in the override region;
calculating a minimum variable speed drive frequency for the compressor to avoid surge conditions;
comparing the calculated minimum variable speed drive frequency to a variable speed drive frequency based on the output capacity parameter;
modifying the output capacity parameter in response to the minimum variable speed drive frequency being greater than the variable speed drive frequency based on the output capacity parameter; and
applying the output capacity parameter to the compressor to adjust the output capacity of the compressor.

US Pat. No. 10,458,657

BURNER GRATE, GAS COOKING HOB, GAS STOVE TOP AND GAS STOVE

Electrolux Home Products ...

1. A gas stove top comprising:at least one cooking hob and an air supply unit,
the at least one cooking hob comprising:
a gas burner provided at a top surface of a cooking face; and
two or more burner grates that are placed over the gas burner of the gas cooking hob to support a cooking vessel placed on the burner grates,
wherein the gas burner comprises, viewed from above along a direction perpendicular to said top surface, an outer flame exit port and an inner flame exit port,
wherein each of the burner grates comprises at least one integrated feeder tube having an air inlet opening at a first end of the integrated feeder tube connected to the cooking face and an air outlet opening at a second end of the integrated feeder tube configured to supply air to flames of the inner flame exit port,
wherein each of the burner grates extends from said second end located above a mid section of the gas burner to the first end adjacent said air inlet opening, the mid section being located at a center of the gas burner wherein the inner flame exit port is disposed, the air outlet opening at said second end of the at least one integrated feeder tube being configured to feed air towards the mid section of the gas burner,
wherein the air supply unit is provided under the cooking face and feeds air to the at least one integrated feeder tube of each said burner grate through the air inlet opening,
the air supply unit comprising at least one fan positioned within a supply chamber equally distant from the air inlet opening of the at least one integrated feeder tube of each of the two or more burner grates, the fan feeding air to the supply chamber and to the air inlet opening of the at least one integrated feeder tube of each of the burner grates.

US Pat. No. 10,458,581

CRIMPED VAPOR RECOVERY HOSE FITTING

ContiTech USA, Inc., Fai...

1. A hose fitting comprising:a stem defining a conduit therein, a ridged axial portion, an opposing axial portion and a stem shoulder;
a swivel nut comprising threads and wrench flats, wherein the swivel nut defines a swivel nut end adjacent the threads, and wherein the swivel nut is disposed on the opposing axial portion of the stem;
a metallic wave spring washer disposed upon the stem between the stem shoulder and the swivel nut end;
a ferrule for securing a hose to the hose fitting at the ridged axial portion of the stem;
an inner fitting disposed in the conduit at the opposing axial portion of the stem; and,
an inner hose disposed in the conduit and attached to the inner fitting, through which fuel vapors pass and are recovered.

US Pat. No. 10,458,578

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPAIRING A JET PUMP SLIP JOINT

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

1. A jet pump slip joint repair assembly comprising:at least one clamp, the clamp including,
a gripping surface,
a gripping body, and
a gripping collar, the gripping surface extending from the gripping body,
the gripping body configured to be inserted in the gripping collar;
a bushing configured to be inserted in a bore of a diffuser and to surround a portion of an inlet mixer, the bushing including,
a generally cylindrical sidewall, the sidewall configured to surround the portion of the inlet mixer,
a grooved flange on an upper surface of the sidewall, the grooved flange configured to receive the gripping surface of the clamp,
at least one cutout between adjacent portions of the grooved flange, the at least one cutout configured to receive at least one portion of a slip joint clamp, and
a groove on an inner, bottom surface of the sidewall; and
a seal in the groove, the seal being flexible and formed of a metallic material, the seal configured to be compressed when the at least one clamp engages the bushing.

US Pat. No. 10,458,573

HIGH PRESSURE COMPACT SPIRAL HYDRAULIC HOSE

ContiTech USA, Inc., Fai...

1. A hose comprising:an inner tube of a single layer construction and defining a central longitudinal axis there through, and comprising a vulcanized rubber and a plurality of rod shaped particles orientated substantially parallel with the central longitudinal axis, wherein the inner tube has a tube wall thickness (t) of between about 0.5 mm to about 1.5 mm, wherein the plurality of rod shaped particles are carbon or graphite particles having carbon atoms which are bonded together in crystals aligned parallel to the long axis of each of the plurality of rod shaped particles, and wherein the plurality of rod shaped particles is incorporated in an amount of 5% or less by weight, based upon total weight of the inner tube;
a tie layer directly surrounding the inner tube;
a first reinforcement layer surrounding the tie layer;
at least a second reinforcement layer surrounding the first reinforcement layer;
an interlayer interposed between the first and the second reinforcement layer, the interlayer bonding the first reinforcement layer to the second reinforcement layer; and,
a cover surrounding the second reinforcement layer.

US Pat. No. 10,458,523

AUTOMATIC GEAR-SHIFTING DEVICE

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A gear-shifting device comprising:a first motor having a first rotational stator, the first stator turning both clockwise and counterclockwise, creating a wobbling action;
a compound planetary transmission, comprising a transmission ring attached to a first ring gear, the compound planetary transmission receiving rotary power from the first stator;
a second motor having a second rotational stator, the second stator turning both clockwise and counter-clockwise;
a shift assembly, comprising a drum, a cap, and a pinion gear, wherein the pinion gear receives rotary power from the second stator, the drum locking with the pinion gear such that the drum rotates as the pinion gear rotates;
the transmission ring further attached to the drum, such that the transmission ring moves laterally as the drum rotates; and
the first ring gear alternately locking and unlocking with the cap as the drum rotates, the wobbling action enabling the locking.

US Pat. No. 10,458,521

PLANETARY GEAR TRAIN OF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A planetary gear train apparatus of an automatic transmission for a vehicle, the planetary gear train apparatus comprising:an input shaft receiving an engine torque;
an output shaft outputting a shifted torque;
a first planetary gear set having a first rotation element, a second rotation element, and a third rotation element;
a second planetary gear set having a fourth rotation element, a fifth rotation element, and a sixth rotation element;
a third planetary gear set having a seventh rotation element, an eighth rotation element, and a ninth rotation element;
a fourth planetary gear set having a tenth rotation element, an eleventh rotation element, and a twelfth rotation element;
a first shaft fixedly connected to the fifth rotation element and the eighth rotation element, and selectively connectable to the input shaft;
a second shaft fixedly connected to the tenth rotation element, and selectively connectable to the input shaft;
a third shaft fixedly connected to the ninth rotation element, and fixedly connected to the output shaft;
a fourth shaft fixedly connected to the third rotation element and the twelfth rotation element;
a fifth shaft fixedly connected to the seventh rotation element and the eleventh rotation element; and
a plurality of shafts each selectively connecting a corresponding element to a transmission housing, the corresponding element being a rotation element of the first and second planetary gear sets which is not fixedly connected to any of the first shaft, the second shaft, the third shaft, the fourth shaft and the fifth shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,458,449

COMPRESSION ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM FOR HEADRAIL

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An apparatus for installing a headrail of a window covering comprising:one or more end cap assemblies attached to one or more ends of the headrail of the window covering;
one or more rotational members to, upon rotation, extend one or more pistons of the one or more end cap assemblies, extending the overall length of the headrail and end cap assemblies, creating a compression fit between the headrail and two sides of a window casing;
one or more nesting spacers residing within the one or more end cap assemblies allowing adjustment of headrail length;
the one or more end cap assemblies further comprising one or more spacer alignment structures providing a channel aligning the one or more nesting spacers;
a first alignment indicator on one or more of the end cap assemblies indicating the headrail is under a low compression state requiring adding one or more nesting spacers;
a second alignment indicator on one or more of the end cap assemblies indicating the headrail is within a medium compression range not requiring addition or removal of the nesting spacers; and
a third alignment indicator on one or more of the end cap assemblies indicating the headrail is under a high compression state requiring removal of one or more nesting spacers.

US Pat. No. 10,458,429

IMPELLER SHROUD WITH SLIDABLE COUPLING FOR CLEARANCE CONTROL IN A CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

ROLLS-ROYCE CORPORATION, ...

1. A compressor shroud assembly in a turbine engine, the compressor shroud assembly comprising:a static compressor casing;
an actuator mounted to said casing; and
an impeller shroud for encasing a rotatable centrifugal compressor, said impeller shroud coupled at a forward end to said casing by a slidable coupling that maintains an air boundary during the full range of axial movement of said impeller shroud, said impeller shroud mounted proximate an aft end to said actuator, said impeller shroud moving relative to the rotatable centrifugal compressor in an axial direction while maintaining a radial alignment when said actuator is actuated.

US Pat. No. 10,458,341

TURBOSHAFT ENGINE FOR AN AIRCRAFT EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATICALLY-ACTIVATED CENTRALISER

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A turboshaft engine comprising a casing in which is arranged a gas generator and a free turbine fitted to a power shaft configured to be mechanically connected to/disconnected from a reduction gearbox,wherein said turboshaft engine comprises a centraliser movable between an active position, in which the centraliser forms a bearing for said power shaft and which corresponds to a mechanical disconnection between said power shaft and said reduction gearbox, and a passive position, in which the centraliser is distanced from said power shaft and which corresponds to a mechanical connection between said power shaft and said reduction gearbox.

US Pat. No. 10,458,328

WELDED COMBUSTION PRESSURE SENSOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

CITIZEN FINEDEVICE CO., L...

1. A combustion pressure sensor comprising:a case member having an outer surface, an inner surface and a first joint surface on a side of a tip end and having an opening portion;
a pressure reception member on which a combustion pressure acts, the pressure reception member having a main surface, a depending flange extending from the main surface, the depending flange having an inner surface, an outer surface and a second joint surface;
a welding portion in which the first joint surface and the second joint surface are joined to each other;
a piezoelectric element which is stored in the case member and converts a pressing force based on the combustion pressure transmitted from the pressure reception member into a signal;
a clearance portion provided so as to form a gap between the first joint surface and the second joint surface; and
a projection extending from the first joint surface, the projection having a proximal end connected to the case member and a distal end spaced from the proximal end, an outer surface of the projection forming a bottom of the clearance portion and contacting the inner surface of the flange, the outer surface of the projection having a constant diameter,
wherein the welding portion is wider than the clearance portion so as to contact a top surface and side surfaces of the clearance portion, and
wherein the clearance portion is located between the welding portion and the projection.

US Pat. No. 10,458,268

TURBINE SHROUD WITH SEALED BOX SEGMENTS

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turbine shroud segment adapted for use in a gas turbine engine, the turbine shroud segment comprisinga carrier segment comprising metallic materials, the carrier segment formed to define an attachment-receiving space,
a blade track segment comprising ceramic matrix composite materials, the blade track segment formed to include a runner shaped to extend partway around a central axis and an attachment portion that extends radially outward from the runner into the attachment-receiving space formed by the carrier segment, and
at least one strip seal configured to resist movement of gases after into the attachment-receiving space, the at least one strip seal arranged to extend across a gap formed radially between the carrier segment and the runner into a radially-outwardly opening runner slot formed in a radially-outwardly facing surface of the runner,
wherein a first strip seal is a one-piece component and extends at least most of the way around the attachment portion of the blade track segment, and
wherein the first strip seal is formed to include a gap as it extends around the attachment portion of the blade track segment sized to accommodate thermal expansion induced during use of the turbine shroud segment.

US Pat. No. 10,458,263

TURBINE SHROUD WITH SEALING FEATURES

Rolls-Royce North America...

17. A method of assembling a segmented turbine shroud that extends around a central axis, the method comprisingmounting a retainer formed to include flanges and attachment posts to a blade track segment formed to include a runner and hangers so that the flanges engage the hangers,
attaching the retainer to a carrier segment by coupling the attachment posts of the retainer to the carrier segment so that the retainer and the hangers are received in a radially inwardly-opening cavity formed by the carrier segment, and
positioning at least one compartment seal in a recess of the carrier segment to engage a radially outer side of the runner of the blade track segment to seal the radially inwardly-opening cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,458,223

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MITIGATING STICK-SLIP

Nabors Drilling Technolog...

1. A method of rotating a drill string driven by a drive system using a control system, comprising:measuring torque values of the drive system with a torque sensor;
determining a frequency of stick-slip oscillations at the drive system based on the torque values using the control system;
determining an estimated instantaneous rotational speed of the drive system with the control system;
adjusting the estimated instantaneous rotational speed based on changes in the torque values to define an adjusted estimated instantaneous rotation speed with the control system;
providing an output signal representing the adjusted estimated instantaneous rotational speed to the drive system; and
controlling rotation of a quill of the drive system based on the output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,458,179

SOLAR-POWERED WINDOW COVERING

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

17. A method of operating a solar powered window covering system, comprising:detecting an amount of electrical current generated by a first photovoltaic (PV) cell disposed in sliding tracks in a tiltable window covering slat;
detecting an amount of electrical current generated by a second PV cell disposed in the sliding tracks in the tiltable window covering slat;
comparing the amounts of current; and
sliding the PV cells in the sliding tracks in a direction associated with the PV cell with the largest current.

US Pat. No. 10,458,178

RETROFITTABLE MOTORIZED GEARBOX ASSEMBLY

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A motorized gearbox assembly comprising:a housing adapted to fit within a headrail of a window covering and to fit around a tilt rod of the window covering, such that the tilt rod of the window covering passes completely through the housing;
a motor enclosed within the housing;
an output shaft driven by the motor that actuates the window covering by applying torque to the tilt rod of the window covering, wherein the output shaft is enclosed within the housing and extends substantially an entire length of the housing, the output shaft comprising a through-channel extending substantially an entire length of the output shaft such that the tilt rod passes entirely through the output shaft; and
an adapter insert that fits at least partially within the output shaft, wherein the adapter insert has an external shape that interlocks with an internal shape of the output shaft and that has an internal shape that interlocks with an external shape of the tilt rod; the adapter insert comprising at least one resilient retention arm that engages the output shaft to keep the adapter insert retained therein.

US Pat. No. 10,458,124

PANEL

1. A panel, comprising: a panel top side; a panel underside; and at least two mutually opposite panel edges, which respectively have an edge break formed as a bevel at the panel top side, wherein the edge breaks in a connected condition together form a joint in a covering surface, wherein a first of the edge breaks is at one of the panel edges and is larger than a second of the edge breaks that is at the opposite panel edge, and wherein a lower part of the first, larger edge break of the one panel edge in the connected condition is overlapped by the second edge break of the opposite panel edge, wherein the panel edge with the first, larger edge break has a projection with a free end that is rounded in cross-section, wherein the opposite panel edge has a recess that is rounded to match the projection so that in the connected condition the projection is engaged in the recess of an adjacent panel so that the panel edges are centered relative to one another and the panels are locked against movement in a direction perpendicular to the panel edges.

US Pat. No. 10,457,891

ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Givaudan S.A., Vernier (...

1. A personal care or household care composition perfumed with an aryl-substituted alkanal compound according to formula 3, having a molecular weight of less than 300 g/mol and which bears a substituent on the aryl ring ortho to a substituent bearing the aldehyde functionality,
wherein
R1, R2, and R3 each independently may represent H or methyl;
R4 is H, or when R5 is H R4 is an iso-butyl, sec-butyl or linear, saturated or unsaturated, unsubstituted or substituted (optionally with cyclopropyl groups) C5-C7 alkyl or alkenyl residue; and
R5 is H, or when R4 is H, R5 is an iso-butyl, sec-butyl or linear, saturated or unsaturated, unsubstituted or substituted (optionally with cyclopropyl groups) C5-C7 alkyl or alkenyl residue;
which composition is free of any aryl-substituted alkanal odourants that are unsubstituted on the aryl ring at a position ortho to the substituent bearing the aldehyde functionality, and is optionally free of 3-(4-tert-butylphenyl)-2-methylpropanal.

US Pat. No. 10,457,760

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING LIQUID COMPOSITION AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING CATALYST LAYER-FORMING COATING LIQUID

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

1. A process for producing a liquid composition, which comprisesholding a fluorinated polymer having —SO2F groups at from 140 to 160° C. for at least 45 minutes,
cooling it to less than 110° C. at a rate of at least 50° C./min,
converting the —SO2F groups in the fluorinated polymer to ion exchange groups to obtain a fluorinated polymer having ion exchange groups, and
mixing the fluorinated polymer having ion exchange groups and a liquid medium.

US Pat. No. 10,457,605

COMPOSITE MATERIALS, METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND USES THEREOF

Solidia Technologies, Inc...

1. An article of manufacture comprising a composite material distributed as a plurality of discrete concrete objects; wherein one or more ducts or channels are arranged between or through the plurality of discrete concrete objects to form a fluid transport system within the one or more ducts or channels and/or with an exterior of the plurality of discrete objects, wherein the composite material comprises:a plurality of bonding elements, wherein, each bonding element comprises:
a core comprising primarily calcium silicate,
a silica-rich first or inner layer, and
a calcium carbonate-rich second or outer layer; and
filler particles comprising coarse filler particles and/or fine filler particles, wherein the plurality of bonding elements and the plurality of filler particles together form one or more bonding matrices and the bonding elements and the filler particles are substantially evenly dispersed therein and bonded together.

US Pat. No. 10,457,594

CHEMICALLY STRENGTHENED GLASS

AGC INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A chemically strengthened glass, wherein:a CT1 obtained by formula (1) and an internal tensile stress CT5 obtained by formula (5) satisfy CT5/CT1?0.85;
the internal tensile stress CT5 is 30 MPa or more;
a compressive stress value at a depth of a half value of a compressive stress depth DOL from a surface of the chemically strengthened glass is 10% or less of a surface compressive stress CS;
a sheet thickness of the chemically strengthened glass is 1000 ?m or less; and
when the sheet thickness of the chemically strengthened glass is t (?m),
the CT1 satisfies CT1>?38.7×ln(t/1000)+48.2 [MPa] and
an internal energy density rE obtained by formula (6) satisfies rE?23.3×t/1000+15 [kJ/m2]:

wherein
CS is a surface compressive stress value [MPa] of the chemically strengthened glass,
?(x) is a compressive stress value [MPa] at a position x in a depth direction from the surface of the chemically strengthened glass,
DOL is a compressive stress depth [?m] of the chemically strengthened glass, and
t is a sheet thickness [?m] of the chemically strengthened glass.

US Pat. No. 10,457,576

APPARATUS FOR REMOVAL OF IONS FROM WATER AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

VOLTEA B.V., Sassenheim ...

1. An apparatus for removal of ions from water, the apparatus comprising:a carbon coated first current collector;
a second current collector;
a spacer in between the first and second current collectors to allow water to flow through the spacer in between the first and second current collectors;
a first charge barrier in between the carbon coated first current collector and the spacer to selectively allow anions or cations to flow through the first charge barrier; and
a second charge barrier coated onto the carbon coated first current collector and in contact with the first charge barrier, the second charge barrier being between 1 to 40 microns thick.

US Pat. No. 10,457,539

DISPENSING METER FOR FLUID DISPENSING

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A handheld fluid meter for use in an oil bar, the handheld meter comprising:a meter body comprising:
a handle;
a fluid inlet extending into the handle;
a fluid outlet extending out of an end of the meter body opposite the handle;
a trigger configured to be manually displaced to control a flow of fluid between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet;
a bezel housing mounted on the meter body, the bezel housing including a display opening;
a display screen fixedly mounted within the display opening;
a user input fixedly mounted on the bezel housing, the user input including a plurality of buttons;
display circuitry configured to provide a visual output at the display screen in a plurality of orientations;
user input circuitry configured to receive inputs from a user via the plurality of buttons to modify the visual output of the display screen; and
control circuitry connected to communicate with the display circuitry and the user input circuitry, the control circuitry configured to receive an input regarding a desired orientation of the visual output from the user input circuitry and to provide instructions to the display circuitry to modify the orientation of the visual output.

US Pat. No. 10,457,520

FILM ROLL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING FILM ROLL

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A film roll comprising:a cylindrical core; and
a film wound around an outer peripheral surface of the core,
the core including:
a ring-shaped outer peripheral part defining an outer diameter of the core;
a ring-shaped inner peripheral part, provided inside the outer peripheral part, defining an inner diameter of the core; and
a plurality of ribs which extend between the outer peripheral part and the inner peripheral part in a direction of a radius of the core so as to connect the outer peripheral part and the inner peripheral part,
the ring-shaped inner peripheral part and the ring-shaped outer peripheral part each being substantially uniform in thickness,
the core satisfying the following inequality:
D×0.0017+0.63 wherein D (mm) denotes a difference between the outer diameter of the core and the inner diameter of the core, T1 (mm) denotes a thickness of the outer peripheral part, and T2 (mm) denotes a thickness of the inner peripheral part.

US Pat. No. 10,457,517

DEVICE FOR SEPARATING GUMMED PAPER AND LINING PAPER OF DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A device for separating a gummed paper and a lining paper of a double-sided tape, comprising:a housing comprising a chamber, wherein a double-sided tape coil is accommodated in the chamber;
a first rotating structure and a second rotating structure, both the first rotating structure and the second rotating structure are disposed at least partially within the housing;
a control part disposed in the chamber, wherein the double-sided tape coil is rotatable around the control part; and
a sliding groove provided on the housing, wherein the sliding groove comprises a first limiting part and a second limiting part,
wherein, when the first rotating structure abuts against the second rotating structure, the first rotating structure is positioned in the first limiting part of the sliding groove; and when the first rotating structure does not abut against the second rotating structure, the first rotating structure is positioned in the second limiting part of the sliding groove;
wherein the housing is provided with a first opening located below the first rotating structure;
wherein a distance between the first limiting part and the first opening is smaller than a diameter of the first rotating structure, so that the gummed paper is capable of extending out of the first opening to perform bonding operation before being separated from the lining paper; and
wherein the device further comprises a cutting part at a front end of the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,457,513

REWINDING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ROLLS OF WEB MATERIAL

Fabio Perini S.p.A., Luc...

1. A method for winding a web material and forming in sequence rolls of said web material wound around winding cores, comprising arranging four winding rollers to define a first winding cradle between a first winding roller, a second winding roller and a third winding roller, and to define a second winding cradle between said first winding roller, said second winding roller and a fourth winding roller; performing a first part of a winding cycle of each roll in the first winding cradle, and a subsequent part of the winding cycle of each roll in the second winding cradle, the roll being wound passing from the first winding cradle to the second winding cradle through a nip defined between the first winding cradle and the second winding cradle; wherein once a roll has been completely wound, severing the web material by a movable severing member acting between the third winding roller and the roll being formed in the second winding cradle, wherein the severing member acts against the surface of the third winding roller.

US Pat. No. 10,457,478

TRASH RECEPTACLE

1. An improved trash receptacle comprising:a main body including:
a front panel;
a back panel including:
a recessed portion defining a rectangular volume; and
an elongated slot adapted to allow garbage bags to transfer therethrough, externally to said main body;
two side panels;
wherein said two side panels are spaced from one another and connected between side edges of said front and back panels; and
a bottom panel;
wherein said bottom panel is connected between bottom edges of said front panel, said back panel, and said two side panels;
wherein said front panel, said back panel, said two side panels, and said bottom panel form an interior volume;
a roll of garbage bags;
wherein said roll of garbage bags is movably connected between opposite interior walls of said recessed portion of said back panel and adapted to allow one bag of said roll of garbage bags at a time to be removed therefrom; and
wherein said one bag of said roll of garbage bags is placed within said elongated slot, such that it can be grabbed and pulled through said elongated slot and used to removably line said interior volume of said main body; and
wherein when said one bag of said roll of garbage bags is grabbed and pulled through said elongated slot for use it pulls a next bag of said roll of garbage bags into said elongated slot for easy access upon the need to replace said one bag being used to line said interior volume of said main body;
a back panel door;
wherein said back panel door is pivotally connected to said back panel and adapted to removably cover said recessed portion and enclose said roll of garbage bags therein; and
a lid;
wherein said lid is adapted to removably connect with top edges of said front panel, said back panel, and said two side panels to thereby removably enclosed said interior volume.

US Pat. No. 10,457,475

CAP ASSEMBLY WITH DISPENSING VESSEL

Phoenix Closures, Inc., ...

1. A cap assembly for dispensing an article from a container having a mouth, comprising:a body member comprising:
a peripheral rim for fitting onto the container;
a skirt for reversibly and sealably engaging a neck of the container; and
a quarter-spherical scoop obstructing a portion of the mouth, the quarter-spherical scoop having a passageway communicating with an interior of the container;
a pair of pivot recesses located at diametrically opposite points on an edge of the quarter-spherical scoop; and
a cap member comprising:
a hemispherical bowl positioned within the quarter-spherical scoop, the hemispherical bowl having an outside diameter smaller than an inside diameter of the quarter-spherical scoop;
a peripheral border around an edge of the hemispherical bowl, the peripheral border including an outward extending lip, the lip contacting the peripheral rim at a first contact point when the cap member is in a closed configuration, and the lip engaging the peripheral rim near a second contact point substantially diametrically opposite the first contact point when the cap member is in a opened configuration; and
a pair of pivot portions for engaging the pivot recesses, the pivot portions rotatably supporting the hemispherical bowl for movement through an angle of about 180 degrees about an axis extending between the pivot recesses;
wherein in the closed configuration, the hemispherical bowl and quarter-spherical scoop align so that the passageway is obstructed by the hemispherical bowl and the mouth is obstructed by the cap assembly, and wherein in the opened configuration and configured to, the hemispherical bowl and quarter-spherical scoop align so that the passageway and the mouth of the container align to create an opening for dispensing the article from the container when inverted.

US Pat. No. 10,457,453

CHILD-RESISTANT CLOSURE SYSTEM

PHOENIX CLOSURES, INC., ...

1. A child-resistant closure system comprising:a container having:
a neck on a first end of the container, the neck having a finished edge defining an annular mouth, and
a plurality of spaced-apart projections extending outward from an outer surface of the neck, each neck projection including a hook-shaped portion defining a notch in the interior of the projection, a portion of each notch adjoining a narrower end of a tapering passageway;
a closure having a top panel and a skirt depending from a periphery of the top panel,
the top panel including a central portion, an annular depressed portion surrounding the central portion, and an annular raised portion surrounding the depressed portion, the central portion having an annular deflection rib extending inward from an interior surface of the central portion;
the closure skirt having, respectively,
a first portion containing a plurality of spaced-apart liner retainers extending inward from an interior surface of the first portion, each liner retainer defining a ledge,
a second portion containing a plurality of spaced-apart lugs extending inward from the interior surface of the central portion, the lugs adapted to engage the notches in the projections on the container, and
a peripheral rim; and
a resilient deformable liner positioned between the container and the closure, having:
an interior portion for communicating with the annular deflection rib when the closure system is in a locked configuration,
an exterior portion for communicating with the finished edge of the container neck when the closure system is in the locked configuration, and
a peripheral edge;
wherein when the closure system is in the locked configuration, the lugs are engaged within the notches in the projections on the container, and the resilient deformable liner adopts a moderately non-flat profile and engages the finished edge; and
wherein when in the locked configuration, when sufficient force is applied for the top panel and the finished edge to engage the resilient deformable liner therebetween, the resilient deformable liner is increasingly deformed as it contacts the depressed and raised portions of the top panel, and the lugs are moved such that they can exit the notches through the tapering passageways.

US Pat. No. 10,457,441

CASE FOR A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Portero Holdings, LLC, L...

1. A case configured to be removably attachable to a communication device that is configured to be removably attachable to an auxiliary component, the case comprising:a first case portion with a width and a height, the first case portion being configured to at least partially cover a portion of an edge of a communication device adjacent to an onboard camera of the communication device when the first case portion is in a first closed position, the width of the first case portion being less than a width of the communication device, wherein the first case portion comprises an opening to permit use of the onboard camera when the first case portion is in the first closed position; and
a second case portion coupled to the first case portion at an upper portion of the second case portion, wherein the first case portion is configured to move, relative to the second case portion, from the first closed position to a second open position in which the covered portion of the edge of the communication device is exposed, and a portion of the front face and a portion of the rear face of the communication device is exposed;
wherein, in the second open position:
an auxiliary component to the communication device for use with the onboard camera of the communication device is positionable on the portion of the edge, the front face, and the rear face of the communication device that is exposed; and
when the auxiliary component is positioned on the communication device, the first case portion engages the auxiliary component while maintaining an unobstructed field of view of the onboard camera.

US Pat. No. 10,457,412

ELECTRICAL ISOLATION OF ANGLE OF ATTACK VANE BEARINGS

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. An angle of attack vane mounting system comprising:a mounting flange secured to an aircraft;
a shaft extending through the mounting flange;
a bearing disposed between the mounting flange and the shaft, wherein the bearing comprises:
an inner race attached to the shaft; and
an outer race attached to the mounting flange; and
an electric isolator disposed adjacent one of the inner race and the outer race and electrically isolating the bearing such that an electric current is prevented from passing between the inner race and the outer race;
wherein the electric isolator comprises at least one of a first sleeve disposed between the shaft and the inner race and a second sleeve disposed between the mounting flange and the outer race.

US Pat. No. 10,457,314

RETRACTABLE TELESCOPIC MECHANISM FOR STEERING COLUMN WITH FEEDBACK ACTUATOR

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

1. A vehicle, comprising:a passenger compartment having a front and a back;
a retractable telescopic steering column mounted near the front of the passenger compartment and configured to selectively extend rearwardly into the passenger compartment, the retractable telescopic steering column comprising a second segment slidably mounted to a first segment, and a third segment slidably mounted to the second segment;
a steering wheel fixedly connected to the retractable telescopic steering column; and
a force feedback motor configured to selectively exert a rotational force on the retractable telescopic steering column,
wherein the second segment comprises a first spline and a first slot, the first slot configured to receive a second spline of one of the first and third segments, and the first spline configured to be received by a second slot of one of the first and third segments; and
wherein the first spline and the second spline ensure that a rotational force applied to one of the first segment, the second segment, or the third segment is transmitted to the other segments of the telescopic steering column.

US Pat. No. 10,457,296

VEHICLE PROPULSION SYSTEM AND METHOD

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:plural inverters configured to be onboard a vehicle and to convert direct current into an alternating current; and
plural motors configured to receive the alternating current from the plural inverters, the motors also configured to be operably coupled with axles of the vehicle to rotate the axles, wherein each of the plural inverters is configured to be coupled with and control at least two of the motors that rotate non-neighboring axles of the axles in the vehicle;
wherein the vehicle includes at least first, second, third, and fourth axles of the axles, the inverters include at least first and second inverters, and the motors include at least first, second, third, and fourth motors that rotate the corresponding first, second, third, and fourth axles, wherein the first inverter is configured to control the first and third motors and the second inverter is configured to control the second and fourth motors;
wherein the non-neighboring axles are separated from each other along a length of the vehicle by only a single other axle of the axles in the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,457,242

AIR BAG DEVICE

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. An air bag device comprising:an air bag body;
a retainer having an inner space with an opening in which said air bag body is housed, said retainer having a flange portion formed along a peripheral edge of said opening such that said flange portion protrudes outwards from said peripheral edge of said opening generally in a horizontal direction and surrounds said opening by extending along the entire peripheral edge of said opening; and
a lid member fixed to said retainer at said flange portion and configured to close said opening of said retainer, said lid member having a base portion which approaches or abuts a periphery of said flange portion along the entire peripheral edge of said opening and a door portion pivotally connected to said base portion, wherein
said opening of said retainer has a pair of opposite shorter sides facing each other in one direction and a pair of opposite longer sides facing each other in another direction orthogonal to said one direction such that a dimension in said one direction between the opposite shorter sides is longer than a dimension in said another direction between said opposite longer sides,
said flange portion of said retainer has a pair of longer side portions which extend along said corresponding opposite longer sides of said opening and a pair of shorter side portions which connect respective end portions of said longer side portions by extending along said corresponding opposite shorter sides of said opening,
said air bag device further comprises
a fastening and fixing portion at which a fastening hole formed in said longer side portion of said flange portion is fastened and fixed to another fastening hole formed in said lid member in a corresponding position to said fastening hole with a fastening and fixing member in a manner that forms a fastening fixture between said fastening hole and said another fastening hole, and
an engaging portion at which said shorter side portion of said flange portion is engaged with said lid member so as to determine a position of said lid member with respect to said flange portion, and
said engaging portion comprises an engaging protrusion member protruding from said lid member and an engaging hole formed at said shorter side portion which extends generally in the horizontal direction such that said engaging protrusion member is inserted into said engaging hole and engaged with said engaging hole.

US Pat. No. 10,457,233

ADJUSTMENT BRACKETS AND ADJUSTMENT BRACKET ASSEMBLIES

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. An adjustment bracket assembly used to adjust a space between a first part and a second part, comprising:a first disc having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the second surface is opposite to the first surface and tapered toward the first surface;
a second disc having a third surface and a fourth surface, wherein the third surface is opposite to the fourth surface and tapered toward the fourth surface; and
a disc position adjustment mechanism configured to enable rotation of the first and second discs at an opposite direction with an equal amount via a tool; and
wherein the second surface of the first disc contacts the third surface of the second disc, the first surface of the first disc and the fourth surface of the second disc are substantially parallel at a home position, and the first surface and the fourth surface forms an angle when the first disc and the second disc rotate at an opposite direction around a central axis away from the home position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,212

VEHICLE PILLAR STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle pillar structure comprising:a non-transparent first supporting member that extends with a length direction thereof in a direction along a vehicle width direction end of a windshield glass, and that is configured by a material with a coefficient of linear thermal expansion along the length direction of a first value;
a non-transparent second supporting member that extends such that a length direction thereof is along a vehicle front end of a side door glass, that is disposed spaced apart from the first supporting member, and that is configured by a material with a coefficient of linear thermal expansion along the length direction of a second value; and
a resin transparent member that is disposed spanning between the first supporting member and the second supporting member, that is joined to length direction faces of the first supporting member and the second supporting member, that is configured by a material with a coefficient of linear thermal expansion along the length directions of the first supporting member and the second supporting member of a larger value than the first value and the second value, and that is configured including multiple glass fibers with length directions thereof oriented such that fiber length directions are substantially orthogonal to the length directions of the first supporting member and the second supporting member.

US Pat. No. 10,457,198

ACCESSORY MOUNTING SYSTEM

Whelen Engineering Compan...

1. A mounting system for securing accessories to a surface, said mounting system comprising:a frame including a base having a peripheral edge, at least one latch moveable between a projected and a retracted position, said latch including an arm originating at a root integral to said frame and a barb at an outer end of said arm, said arm including a boss adjacent said barb and defining a first opening;
an accessory body configured to mate with said frame, said accessory body including at least one hook configured to mate with said latch, said barb projecting through said hook when said latch is in said projected position, said accessory body defining a second opening; and
a fastener extending through said second opening to penetrate said first opening, said fastener holding said latch in the projected position engaging said hook to retain said accessory body to said frame in a fixed position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,183

VEHICLE WITH A DISCONNECTABLE HANDLE

1. A vehicle, comprising:a body defining a passenger compartment and a door opening, the body including a door over the door opening;
a handle; and
at least one connection site for the handle at which the handle is selectively connectable to the vehicle, the at least one connection site including a home connection site on the door, wherein when connected to vehicle at the home connection site, the handle, from a corresponding location thereof on the door, is subject to being operated by a user to allow the door to open.

US Pat. No. 10,457,181

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEAT AND BOLSTER ADJUSTMENT

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

1. An active vehicle bolster system, comprising:a seat;
at least one bolster disposed on one side of the seat;
a detector;
a drive motor coupled to the at least one bolster and the detector, the drive motor operable, upon receiving a first signal from the detector, to cause the at least one bolster to alter position from a first position to a second position, the second position being a position in which a surface of the seat and a surface of the at least one bolster are in a substantially same first plane, the first position being a position in which the surface of the at least one bolster forms a non-zero angle with the first plane,
wherein the seat includes a mat,
wherein the at least one bolster includes a first bolster having a first bolster insert at a first side of the seat, and a second bolster having a second bolster insert at a second side of the seat opposite the first side,
a first cable interlaced through first openings formed through the first bolster insert and first openings formed through the mat;
a second cable interlaced through second openings formed through the second bolster insert and second openings formed through the mat; and
a shaft coupled to the at least one bolster insert and driveable by the drive motor such that in the first position the first and second cables have a level of slack and such that in the second position the first and second cables are pulled tight,
wherein the first openings in the first bolster insert are aligned with one another at an edge of the first bolster insert that is closest to the mat,
wherein the first openings in the mat are aligned with one another at an edge of the mat that is closest to the first bolster insert,
wherein the second openings in the second bolster insert are aligned with one another at an edge of the second bolster insert that is closest to the mat, and
wherein the second openings in the mat are aligned with one another at an edge of the mat that is closest to the second bolster insert.

US Pat. No. 10,457,180

METHOD FOR MONITORING THE PRESSURE IN A DEVICE FOR PNEUMATICALLY ADJUSTING A SEAT IN A TRANSPORTATION MEANS

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. A method for monitoring the pressure in a device for the pneumatic adjustment of a seat in a transportation means, wherein the device comprises a plurality of cushions configured to be filled with air and coupled via respective valves to a common preliminary pressure volume, wherein a pressure sensor is provided for measuring the pressure in the preliminary pressure volume and the preliminary pressure volume is coupled to a compressor for supplying compressed air without a non-return valve being connected therebetween, the method comprising the following steps:a) setting a predefined pressure in the preliminary pressure volume using at least one of the operation of the compressor and air discharge from the preliminary pressure volume via at least one leak, with the valve closed between the respective cushion and the preliminary pressure volume, wherein first, the compressor is operated to set a pressure in the preliminary pressure volume above the predefined pressure, and subsequently, with the compressor switched off, the predefined pressure is set by air discharge via the at least one leak and wherein size of the leak is not able to be controlled, wherein the predefined pressure deviates from a target pressure in the respective cushion by at most at least one of 10% of the target pressure and 50 hPa;
b) after setting of the predefined pressure, opening the valve between the respective cushion and the preliminary pressure volume and measuring the pressure in the preliminary pressure volume via the pressure sensor;
c) if the measured pressure deviates from the target pressure, setting the measured pressure to the target pressure by at least one of the operation of the compressor and air discharge from the preliminary pressure volume via the at least one leak.

US Pat. No. 10,457,179

IMMERSIVE VEHICLE SEATS

Zoox, Inc., Foster City,...

1. A method of controlling a vehicle seat in a vehicle, the vehicle seat comprising one or more haptic elements configured to provide a haptic output perceptible as a tactile sensation at a surface of the vehicle seat, the method comprising:receiving presence information indicative of an occupant occupying the vehicle seat;
receiving a signal indicative of an input to a user interface, the input comprising a user selection associated with a haptic setting associated with the vehicle seat;
determining an event, the determining the event comprising receiving, via one or more sensors associated with the vehicle, object information indicative of a presence of an object in an environment of the vehicle, and determining an object type associated with the object; and
controlling the one or more haptic elements to produce the haptic output based at least in part on the object type.

US Pat. No. 10,457,077

PRINTER

CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD., ...

1. A printer comprising:a conveying unit conveying a continuous sheet in accordance with an input print instruction;
a plurality of sensors detecting a mark serving as a reference for positioning a print area on the continuous sheet, wherein the plurality of sensors adopt marks different from each other as detection targets;
a printing unit printing on a print area of the continuous sheet;
a storage unit storing priority information about a sensor to be used preferentially among the plurality of sensors; and
a control unit controlling the conveying unit so that the print area is positioned at a print position of the printing unit, on the basis of both the priority information and a detection result indicating whether each of the plurality of sensors has detected the mark or not during conveying of the continuous sheet, wherein the priority information is stored in advance in the storage unit before conveying for detecting the mark is performed,
wherein the priority information specifies at least a sensor whose priority rank is the highest, and
the priority rank is unchanged regardless of the detection result.

US Pat. No. 10,457,059

PRINTING SYSTEM ASSEMBLIES AND TECHNIQUES

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. An ink stick assembly for use with a printing tool, the ink stick assembly comprising:printheads;
for each printhead, a driver board;
an electrical interface to detachably provide electrical connection between each of the driver boards and the printing tool;
a pneumatic interface to detachably provide pneumatic connection between the ink stick assembly and the printing tool;
an ink reservoir to supply ink to the printheads;
a pneumatic manifold in fluid communication with the pneumatic interface;
pneumatically-actuated valves, each pneumatically-actuated valve to control a flow of ink in the ink stick assembly; and
for each given one of the pneumatically-actuated valves, a solenoid to control fluidic exchange between the given one of the pneumatically-actuated valves and the pneumatic manifold.

US Pat. No. 10,456,985

FRICTION STIR WELDING OF THERMOPLASTICS

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. A method for manufacturing components, the method comprising:joining a first edge of a thermoplastic-containing first component part and a second edge of a thermoplastic-containing second component part to one another without any overlap; and
connecting the first edge and the second edge by friction stir welding, the friction stir welding including rubbing a rotating friction stir welding pin against at least one metal object, wherein the at least one metal object is incorporated into the first and/or the second component part in a form of one or more wires, fragments, balls, a foil and/or a metal sheet,
wherein, prior to joining, the method comprises driving the metal object into the thermoplastic-containing first and/or second component part, and/or applying the metal object in a form of a metal layer to the thermoplastic-containing first and/or second component part.

US Pat. No. 10,456,978

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING RUBBER

BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE...

1. An apparatus for disposing green rubber, the apparatus comprising:a housing comprising a base and a support structure;
an external source of green rubber;
an inlet for receiving the green rubber from the external source;
a nozzle mounted to the support structure and positioned to receive the green rubber from the inlet via a barrel connecting the inlet to the nozzle;
a ram mounted to the support structure separate and spaced apart from the inlet and barrel and configured to translate linearly along an extrusion axis of the nozzle and toward the inlet to apply a force to the green rubber so as to eject the green rubber from the nozzle;
temperature control elements configured to control temperature of the green rubber in the barrel;
a build surface upon which disposing of the ejected green rubber takes place;
a cutting instrument mounted between the nozzle and the build surface and configured to separate the green rubber from the nozzle;
a first vibration transducer that vibrates the cutting instrument; and
an actuator capable of moving at least one of the nozzle and the build surface.

US Pat. No. 10,456,945

TOOL FOR MANUALLY OPERATING OSCILLATING MOTORIZED TOOL ACCESSORY

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A tool system, comprising:an accessory tool including a working end and a mounting end extending from the working end, the mounting end defining a plurality of openings arranged in a desired configuration;
an oscillating power tool including a first tool holder having a first mounting structure including a first plurality of protrusions arranged in the desired configuration and configured to be received by the plurality of openings to connect the mounting end of the accessory tool to the oscillating power tool; and
a handheld tool assembly including a second tool holder having a second mounting structure including a second plurality of protrusions arranged in the desired configuration and configured to be received by the plurality of openings to connect the mounting end of the accessory tool to the handheld tool assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,456,911

CONVEYANCE METHOD AND CONVEYANCE DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A conveyance method comprising:conveying and loading a target object held by an end section of a robot to a specified target position, the end section of the robot being able to move in a first direction and a second direction;
acquiring a first target position that is a target position in the first direction, and a second target position that is a target position in the second direction, as the specified target positions;
performing first direction movement control on the robot such that a position of the robot in the first direction matches the first target position;
measuring or predicting a vibration waveform of the end section in the first direction after performing first direction movement control; and
performing second direction movement control to load the target object by controlling the robot such that a position of the end section in the second direction matches the second target position at a specified timing during vibration, based on the measured or predicted vibration waveform of the end section in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,456,880

PROCESSING MACHINE AND PROCESSING MACHINE LINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A processing machine comprising:an operation panel including a rectangular display in which a longitudinal dimension of the display is longer than a lateral dimension of the display,
wherein the operation panel is switchable between a first display state in which only a first screen is displayed on the display and a second display state in which the first screen and a second screen are displayed on the display, a first type of predetermined information related to a machine tool of the first screen and a second type of predetermined information related to the machine tool of the second screen being different from each other,
wherein a switch button is set in order to perform switching between the first display state in which only the first screen is displayed on the display and the second display state in which the first screen and the second screen are displayed on the display,
wherein the operation panel has a first display position in which the longitudinal dimension of the display is horizontal and the lateral dimension is vertical, and a second display position in which the lateral dimension is horizontal and the longitudinal dimension is vertical,
wherein the operation panel is switched between the first display state and the second display state by operating the switch button such that in the first display state, the operation panel is in the first display position, and the in second display state, the operation panel is in the second display position which is rotated 90° with respect to the first display position, and
wherein, in the second display state, the first and second screens are lined up one on top of the other.

US Pat. No. 10,456,808

SELECTIVE DEPOSITION OF METALS, METAL OXIDES, AND DIELECTRICS

ASM IP Holding B.V., Alm...

1. A method for selectively depositing a dielectric material on a dielectric surface of a substrate relative to a metal surface of the same substrate, the method comprising:at least one deposition cycle comprising alternately and sequentially contacting the substrate with a precursor and a reactant, and
wherein the metal surface is treated to inhibit deposition of the dielectric material thereon prior to the at least one deposition cycle, and
wherein the dielectric material is selectively deposited on the dielectric surface relative to the metal surface with a selectivity of at least 80%.

US Pat. No. 10,456,801

MATERIAL SPRAYER HAVING SLIDING PUMP MOUNTING

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A material sprayer comprising:a frame;
a hopper mounted to the frame;
a reciprocating drive mechanism mounted to the frame;
a pump assembly with a pump fluidly attached to the hopper and attached to the reciprocating drive mechanism, wherein the pump comprises:
a pump axis that is oriented at an angle of 15 to 65 degrees relative to a vertical direction of gravity;
a piston connected to the reciprocating drive mechanism such that the piston is coaxial with the pump axis and is driven by the reciprocating drive mechanism to reciprocate along the pump axis; and
an elbow fluidly connecting the pump to the hopper, wherein the elbow is a bent tube configured to transport a fluid therethrough, the elbow comprising:
a first end fluidly connected to a port of the hopper;
a second end attached to the pump on an end of the pump opposite from the reciprocating drive mechanism; and
a bend portion extending between the first and second ends of the elbow.

US Pat. No. 10,456,792

SINGLE, THIEF-SAMPLING, CALIBRATION AND CONTROL OF SEPARATOR APPARATUS AND METHOD

THOUGHT PRESERUE, LLC

1. A method comprising:providing a tank comprising walls and a floor;
providing a mixture, effectively inseparable by the influence of gravity in a commercially reasonable time;
filling the tank from the floor to a liquid level thereabove with a fixed volume of the mixture to be drained therefrom at a later time, leaving an overlayer thereabove comprising a gaseous composition;
thief-sampling the mixture by extracting a sample as a single volume of the mixture drawn exclusively from proximate a surface representing the liquid level in the tank;
separating the sample into at least three layers;
measuring a light fraction of the sample constituting a light component, a heavy fraction of the sample constituting a heavy component, and a solid fraction of the sample constituting a solid component, based on the contents corresponding to the at least three layers; and
calibrating a BS&W sensor detecting the heavy component in a flow drawn before operation of a centrifuge operably connected between the tank and the BS&W sensor, the flow taken from proximate the liquid level and unseparated, based on the heavy fraction; and
controlling the flow from the tank into the centrifuge, during its operation as a separator, based on a residual amount of the heavy component remaining in the light component downstream from the centrifuge as detected by the BS&W sensor thereat.

US Pat. No. 10,456,524

FIELD UPDATE OF AN AMBULATORY INFUSION PUMP SYSTEM

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc...

1. A method performed by software executable instructions on a hardware processor for remotely updating software on a control device configured to effect operation of an ambulatory infusion pump, comprising:at a central computing system, obtaining data relating to operation of the ambulatory infusion pump;
by the central computing system, verifying compatibility of the control device with a software update including verifying that a device model of the control device is compatible with the software update;
verifying that a user wishes to proceed with the software update;
receiving, at the central computer system, a password required for execution of the software update; and
verifying, by the central computer system, the received password;
transmitting the software update from the central computing system to the control device;
receiving confirmation at the central computing system that the software update has occurred; and
verifying that a safe condition exists for operation of the ambulatory infusion pump by the control device after the software update.

US Pat. No. 10,456,522

MONITORING DEVICE

Shift Labs, Inc., Seattl...

1. A monitoring device for monitoring fluid passing through a drip tube of a tubing set, comprising:an emitter mounted on the monitoring device;
a detector mounted on the monitoring device;
the emitter being positioned to emit electromagnetic radiation toward the detector;
the detector being positioned relative to the emitter receive to receive the electromagnetic radiation from the emitter and to generate a detector signal in response to electromagnetic radiation received from the emitter;
a tubing set mount positioned on the monitoring device, the tubing set mount being configured to receive a portion of the tubing set such that when the portion of the tubing set is received within the tubing set mount the tubing set is mechanically aligned in a fixed position, wherein the electromagnetic radiation passes centrally through the drip tube from the emitter to the detector.

US Pat. No. 10,456,517

INFUSION SITE FOR IMPROVED MIXING OF FLUIDS

Gambro Lundia AB, Lund (...

1. A method of anticoagulating blood treated during extracorporeal circulation in an extracorporeal circulation blood or plasma treatment device, the extracorporeal circulation blood or plasma treatment device comprising:a filter having a first compartment and a second compartment separated by a semipermeable membrane;
an arterial line in fluid communication with the first compartment of the filter;
a pre-infusion channel for a local anticoagulation substance in fluid communication with the arterial line;
a container of a local anticoagulation substance in fluid communication with the pre-infusion channel;
a venous blood line in fluid communication with the first compartment of the filter, the venous blood line comprising:
a first line portion in fluid communication with an outlet of the filter,
a second line portion in fluid communication with a patient's vascular access,
an infusion site between the first line portion and the second line portion for injecting into the blood line a solution reestablishing blood or plasma ion balance, the infusion site comprising:
a first main channel in fluid communication with the first line portion and having a first passage section,
a second main channel in fluid communication with the second line portion and having a second passage section, and
a turbulence area downstream from and in fluid communication with the first main channel, and upstream from and in fluid communication with the second main channel, the turbulence area comprising a first fluid passage defining a reduction in passage section having a smallest passage section smaller than the first passage section and smaller than the second passage section, and
a secondary channel comprising an inlet for the solution reestablishing blood or plasma ion balance and an outlet in fluid communication with at least one of the first main channel, the turbulence area and the second main channel; and
a container of solution reestablishing blood or plasma ion balance in fluid communication with the secondary channel of the infusion site via a post-infusion line;
the method comprising:
a) flowing blood or plasma through the arterial line,
b) infusing the local anticoagulation substance through the pre-infusion channel into the arterial line,
c) filtering blood through the filter,
d) flowing the filtered blood through the first line portion of the venous blood line,
e) flowing the filtered blood in the turbulence area of the infusion site to cause a turbulence in blood flow,
f) infusing the solution for reestablishing ion balance through the secondary channel of the infusion site, and
g) flowing the filtered blood mixed with the solution for reestablishing blood or plasma ion balance through the second portion of the blood line, wherein step f) is carried out directly before, during or directly after step e).

US Pat. No. 10,456,496

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DISINFECTING SURFACES WITHIN AND AROUND VANITY MIRRORS

SteriLumen, Inc., Tarryt...

1. Disinfecting vanity mirror comprising a substantially enclosed cabinet having top, bottom and lateral ends and rear and front walls when mounted on a vertical surface, said cabinet ends and said walls together forming an interior space defining a vertical direction extending between said top and bottom ends, said front wall comprising a mirror panel movable between an open position to provide access to said interior space and a closed position to substantially enclose said enclosed space; mounting means for mounting said cabinet on a wall; and at least one UV light source within said enclosed space arranged to sanitize air and surfaces within substantially said entire enclosed space when said mirror panel is in said closed position, said mounting means including a hinge at one of said one lateral ends to movably mount said cabinet between a normally closed position substantially juxtaposed against the wall and an open position to provide access to a surface normally covered by said cabinet when in said closed position, said hinge enabling independent movement of said cabinet and said mirror panel relative to said cabinet whereby said normally covered surface can be cleaned and disinfected when said cabinet is moved to said open position.

US Pat. No. 10,456,323

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR FLUID DRIVEN ADULT DEVICES

Obotics Inc., North Gowe...

1. A sexual stimulation device comprising:a fluidic control system comprising at least a pump and a control circuit electrically connected to the pump;
a plurality of fluidic actuators, each fluidic actuator providing a predetermined action as the result of an increase or decrease of pressure within the fluidic actuator; and
a plurality of valves, each valve electrically connected to the control circuit and fluidically coupled to the pump and a predetermined group of the plurality of fluidic actuators and controlling fluid flow at least one of into and from the predetermined group of the plurality of fluidic actuators; wherein
a first predetermined subset of the plurality of fluidic actuators are disposed within an outer portion of the sexual stimulation device comprising a plurality of regions wherein each fluidic actuator of the first predetermined subset of the fluidic actuators is associated with a predetermined region of the plurality of regions; and
a second predetermined subset of the plurality of fluidic actuators are disposed within an inner portion of the sexual stimulation device comprising a plurality of sections wherein each fluidic actuator of the second predetermined subset of the fluidic actuators is associated with a predetermined section of the plurality of sections; wherein
operation of the pump and the plurality of fluidic valves under the action of the control circuit provides for programmable adjustment in at least one of an operating mode of the sexual stimulation device, operating parameters of an operating mode of the sexual stimulation device, an overall dimension or dimensions of the sexual stimulation device, an overall shape of the sexual stimulation device, and a geometric configuration of the sexual stimulation device;
a first fluidic actuator of the plurality of fluidic actuators is formed within a predetermined region of a surface of the outer portion together with a second fluidic actuator of the plurality of fluidic actuators;
at least one of the material properties and dimensions of the outer region around the first fluidic actuator allow the first fluidic actuator to expand away from the surface of the outer region with an increase of fluid pressure within the first fluidic actuator;
at least one of the material properties and dimensions of the outer portion around the second fluidic actuator restrict the second fluidic actuator to expanding generally along the surface of the outer portion; and
when selectively actuated the first fluidic actuator and second fluidic actuator are configured to provide:
in a first predetermined sequence, for pressure to be applied to a predetermined region of an individual's body when in contact with the predetermined region of the outer portion of the device under the action of the first fluidic actuator and for the predetermined region of individual's body to which the pressure is applied to move under the action of the second fluidic actuator before the pressure is removed under a reverse action of the first fluidic actuator and a reverse action of the second fluidic actuator returns the fluidic actuator to its original position allowing the first predetermined sequence to be repeated;
in a second predetermined sequence, for the predetermined region of the outer portion to be initially translated relative to a predetermined region of an individual's body in contact with the outer portion of the device under action of the second fluidic actuator before pressure is applied to the predetermined region of the individual's body in contact with the predetermined region of the outer portion of the device under the action of the first fluidic actuator and the predetermined region of individual's body to which the pressure is applied is changed under a reverse action of the second fluidic actuator and then removed under a reverse action of the first fluidic actuator allowing the second predetermined sequence to be repeated; wherein
the range of motion under the action of the second fluidic actuator can be set to a predetermined value between the minimum extension and the maximum extension.

US Pat. No. 10,456,266

APPARATUSES FOR DISTAL FIBULA REPLACEMENT, AND RELATED METHODS

Hayward Surgical, L.L.C.,...

1. An apparatus for distal fibula replacement in a patient, the apparatus comprising:an implantable stem component comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion;
wherein the proximal portion is contoured to form an anterior overlap for engaging with a portion of a fibula bone;
wherein the distal portion defines a first channel positioned and contoured to operatively receive a peronaeus brevis tendon, and the distal portion further defines a second channel positioned and contoured to operatively receive a peronaeus longus tendon;
wherein the first channel has an angle from superior posterior to distal anterior in the range of about 35 degrees to about 55 degrees, and the second channel has an angle from superior posterior to distal anterior in the range of about 25 degrees to about 45 degrees; and
wherein the proximal portion defines one or more holes, each of the one or more holes configured to direct a respective connector when extending therethrough so as to affix the proximal portion to the portion of the fibula bone when installed on the patient, and wherein the apparatus further defines one or more apertures, each aperture configured to direct a respective connector when extending therethrough so as to affix the apparatus to a syndesmosis when the apparatus is installed on the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,456,252

TRANSCATHETER GUIDEWIRE DELIVERY SYSTEMS, CATHETER ASSEMBLIES FOR GUIDEWIRE DELIVERY, AND METHODS FOR PERCUTANEOUS GUIDEWIRE DELIVERY ACROSS HEART VALVES

Medtronic Vascular, Inc.,...

1. A catheter assembly for crossing a heart valve with a guidewire, the catheter assembly comprising:a tubular support structure adapted to be located at a target location adjacent to the heart valve of a human patient, the tubular support structure including
a proximal segment having a proximal opening at a proximal end,
a distal segment having a distal opening at a distal end, and
a plurality of spaced-apart side ports disposed proximal to the distal opening,
wherein the proximal segment and the distal segment together define therethrough a guidewire lumen configured to slidably receive a first guidewire; and
a wire guide slidably disposed within the tubular support structure, the wire guide having a lumen for slidably receiving a second guidewire through a proximal guidewire port disposed within a first portion of the wire guide outside of the human patient and transmitting the second guidewire through a distal guidewire port disposed within a second portion of the wire guide disposed at the target location adjacent to the heart valve of a human patient,
wherein axial movement of the wire guide relative to the tubular support structure aligns the distal guidewire port of the wire guide with one of the plurality of spaced-apart side ports, and
wherein in a subsequent advancement of the second guidewire, the second guidewire exits the aligned side port.

US Pat. No. 10,456,239

ANASTOMOTIC CONNECTOR AND SYSTEM FOR DELIVERY

PHRAXIS INC., St. Paul, ...

1. A vessel anchor for use in an arteriovenous anastomotic connector device comprising:an arteriovenous anastomotic connector device having an elastic tubular main body defining a lumen therewithin and formed from a plurality of struts and connectors, said elastic tubular main body including a distal end and a proximal end;
a plurality of flanges each having first and second flange ends integrally formed with said tubular main body and a third flange tip end, said plurality of flanges movable between a loaded position and an expanded position, wherein in the expanded position the flanges seat said vessel anchor against an inner wall of an artery, and
a plurality of finger-like tines, each having a first tine end integrally formed with said tubular main body adjacent said proximal end and an unattached, second tine end that extends inwardly into the lumen of said main body at an acute angle, wherein said arteriovenous anastomotic connector device connects a fluid blood flow in an artery to a fluid blood flow in a vein.

US Pat. No. 10,456,233

INTRAVASCULAR FILTER CUT FROM SHEET METAL

COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A filter device for implantation into a body vessel, the filter device extending from a proximal end to a distal end and comprising:a hub having a proximal face and a distal face; and
a plurality of struts extending radially from the proximal face of the hub, each strut having a first end connected to the hub and extending radially therefrom to a second end, the second ends of two circumferentially adjacent struts being connected at a tip to form a petal having a gap between the circumferentially adjacent struts, each petal comprising an inner rib extending from the hub through the gap to the tip of the petal.