US Pat. No. 10,480,912

PRIMER INSERT HAVING A PRIMER POCKET GROOVE

TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS...

1. A primer insert for use in a polymeric ammunition cartridge 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 bottom surface, wherein the primer flash aperture is adapted to receive the polymer overmolding to form a flash hole; and
a groove in the primer recess positioned around the primer flash aperture adapted to receive the polymer overmolding, wherein the groove extends at least partially over the recess bottom and the circular recess side wall and the groove is adapted to receive polymer through the primer flash aperture and over the recess bottom and the circular recess side wall.

US Pat. No. 10,480,911

PRIMER INSERT HAVING A PRIMER POCKET GROOVE

TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS...

1. A primer insert for use in a polymeric ammunition cartridge 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 bottom surface, wherein the primer flash aperture is adapted to receive the polymer overmolding to form a flash hole; and
a groove in the primer recess positioned around the primer flash aperture adapted to receive the polymer overmolding, wherein the groove extends at least partially over the recess bottom and the groove is adapted to receive polymer at least partially over the recess bottom.

US Pat. No. 10,479,941

DELAYED COKE DRUM QUENCH SYSTEMS AND METHODS HAVING REDUCED ATMOSPHERIC EMISSIONS

Bechtel Hydrocarbon Techn...

1. A system for reducing atmospheric emissions of hydrocarbon vapors in a delayed coke drum quench overflow system, which comprises:an overflow drum connected to a blowdown header line for reducing hydrocarbon vapors and producing a vapor overflow remainder and a liquid overflow remainder;
an overflow tank, connected to the overflow drum by a liquid overflow remainder line, for separating at least one of skim oil, water, coke fines, and tank vapor from the liquid overflow remainder; and
a tank vapor line in fluid communication with the overflow tank for transmitting the tank vapor to an overflow ejector, wherein the overflow ejector includes an inlet in fluid communication with the tank vapor line and an outlet in fluid communication with a steam line for reducing the pressure in the overflow tank to 0 psig.

US Pat. No. 10,479,129

METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SECURITY STRUCTURES FOR SECURITY DOCUMENTS

DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL L...

1. A method of manufacturing a hybrid security structure for a security document, the method comprising the steps of:providing a document substrate;
applying to the document substrate, by a first process, a first element comprising a first electrically conductive region of the hybrid security structure;
applying to the document substrate, by a second process, a second element comprising a second electrically conductive region of the hybrid security structure, wherein the first process is different from the second process; and
electrically coupling the first and second electrically conductive regions of the hybrid security structure using a DC or AC connecting element, so as to provide an electrical capacitance for detection by a capacitance sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,478,025

TOILET TRAINING DEVICES FOR SMALL CHILDREN

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A toilet training device, comprising:a seat assembly comprising:
a lid; and
a seat having a central opening;
a portable main body portion having a shell with an interior space housing a removable waste bin, and adapted to support the seat assembly thereon;
a substantially round blind recess defined in the lid and positioned directly over and in direct communication with the central opening of the seat; and
a self-contained odor remediating insert that is completely enclosed and permanently contained by a housing having an upper portion with a plurality of ventilation holes defined therein, and a lower portion permanently attached to the upper portion wherein the lower surface of the housing of the self-contained odor remediating insert is releasably received by an interference fit with raised ribs defined in at least one side wall of the blind recess upon finger-pressing the housing of the self-contained odor remediating insert perpendicularly into the blind recess.
US Pat. No. 10,479,797

MODULATORS OF THE BETA-3 ADRENERGIC RECEPTOR USEFUL FOR THE TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF DISORDERS RELATED THERETO

Arena Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A compound selected from the following compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, and hydrates thereof:(S)-1-(3-(2-hydroxyethylsulfonyl)phenoxy)-3-((R)-8-(quinolin-3-ylsulfonyl)-1-oxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]decan-3-ylamino)propan-2-ol (Compound 88);
3-((R)-3-((S)-3-(3-(cyclopropylsulfonyl)phenoxy)-2-hydroxypropylamino)-1-oxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]decan-8-ylsulfonyl)-1-ethylquinolin-4(1H)-one (Compound 297);
(S)-1-((R)-8-(1H-pyrrolo[3,2-b]pyridin-6-ylsulfonyl)-1-oxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]decan-3-ylamino)-3-(3-(cyclopropylsulfonyl)phenoxy)propan-2-ol (Compound 309);
1-ethyl-3-((R)-3-((S)-2-hydroxy-3-(3-(methylsulfonyl)phenoxy)propylamino)-1-oxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]decan-8-ylsulfonyl)quinolin-4(1H)-one (Compound 310);
3-((R)-3-((S)-3-(3-(cyclopropylsulfonyl)phenoxy)-2-hydroxypropylamino)-1-oxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]decan-8-ylsulfonyl)-1-ethyl-8-methylquinolin-4(1H)-one (Compound 315);
3-((R)-3-((S)-3-(3-(cyclopropylsulfonyl)phenoxy)-2-hydroxypropylamino)-1-oxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]decan-8-ylsulfonyl)quinolin-4(1H)-one (Compound 326); and
3-((R)-3-((S)-3-(3-(cyclopropylsulfonyl)phenoxy)-2-hydroxypropylamino)-1-oxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]decan-8-ylsulfonyl)-1-ethyl-8-fluoroquinolin-4(1H)-one (Compound 333).

US Pat. No. 10,485,127

WATER TIGHT ELECTRONIC DEVICE DISPLAY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing;
a display;
a light guide coupled to the display, the light guide including:
a top surface;
a bottom surface; and
one or more channels disposed interior to a perimeter of the light guide;
a flexible printed circuit assembly coupled to the bottom surface of the light guide, the flexible printed circuit assembly sealing a bottom of the one or more channels;
a plurality of light sources connected to the flexible printed circuit assembly, the plurality of light sources being disposed within the one or more channels; and
adhesive tape coupled to the top surface of the light guide, the adhesive tape sealing a top of the one or more channels.

US Pat. No. 10,485,095

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD DESIGN FOR HIGH SPEED APPLICATION

MediaTek, Inc., Hsinchu ...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface;
a first signal net and a second signal net being in close proximity to each other and disposed within a specific region on the top surface of the substrate;
an outermost insulating layer disposed on the top surface of the substrate to cover the substrate, the first signal net and the second signal net, wherein the outmost insulating layer comprises a plurality of openings which expose at least a top portion of the second signal net from the outmost insulating layer, the openings arranged along a lengthwise direction of the second signal net with a first pitch, wherein the first pitch is equal to or smaller than 20 mm;
a reference plane disposed underneath the bottom surface of the substrate and underlying the first signal net and the second signal net, wherein the reference plane is electrically connected to the second signal net through a plurality of via holes formed underneath a bottom portion of the second signal net and disposed in the substrate, the via holes arranged along the lengthwise direction of the second signal net with a second pitch, wherein the second pitch is equal to or smaller than 20 mm; and
a conductive layer disposed in the openings to electrically connect to the second signal net, and the conductive layer further disposed on the outermost insulating layer corresponding to the specific region in which the first signal net is arranged such that the conductive layer overlaps with the first signal net,
wherein positions of the via holes underneath the second signal net interleave with positions of the openings on top of the second signal net along the lengthwise direction of the second signal net.

US Pat. No. 10,485,034

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR ACCESSING WIRELESS NETWORK

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for accessing a wireless network, comprising:accessing a target router according to first access information, so as to access a part of one or more servers;
sending device verification information to the part of one or more servers;
receiving second access information sent by the target router, wherein the second access information comprises an identification and a password of a wireless network for supporting accessing all of the one or more servers, and the second access information is sent by the target router according to an instruction sent from the part of one or more servers when the device verification information passes a verification performed by the part of one or more servers, the instruction being sent from the part of one or more servers to the target router for indicating to the target router that the device verification information passes the verification; and
accessing the target router according to the second access information, so as to access all of the one or more servers.

US Pat. No. 10,485,033

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING SMALL DATA FROM MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of data transmission by a terminal, the method comprising:generating first internet protocol (IP) data for a first packet data network (PDN) connection installed with a small data packet filter;
determining whether the first IP data satisfies a preset criterion of the small data packet filter, by determining whether a size of the first IP data is less than or equal to a predetermined size and the first IP data matches identification information of a preset service;
transmitting, in case that the first IP data satisfies the preset criterion of the small data packet filter, the first IP data through a connection management layer to a base station by using a control message;
determining, in case that the first IP does not satisfy the preset criterion of the small data packet filter, whether the first IP data matches at least one other packet filter of a precedence lower than the small data packet filter;
transmitting the first IP data by using a radio bearer, in case that the first IP data matches the at least one other packet filter;
dropping the first IP data in case that the first IP data does not match the at least one other packet filter;
generating a second IP data for a second PDN connection without the small data packet filter; and
transmitting the second IP data to the base station by using a radio bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,485,029

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLISION DETECTION AND MITIGATION WITH WAKE-UP PACKETS

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for collision detection by a transmission device (TD), the method comprising:identifying, by the TD, one or more time periods of a signal generated by the TD, the one or more time periods corresponding to periods during which the TD will not transmit energy on a shared channel; and
transmitting, by the TD, a subset of the signal, wherein while a current time is within one of the one or more time periods, transmitting the subset of the signal comprises:
turning off, by the TD, a transmitter of the TD at a beginning of the time period,
detecting, by the TD, energy received on the shared channel during a portion of the time period,
turning on, by the TD, the transmitter of the TD before an end of the time period, and
determining, by the TD, that the detected energy meets a collision threshold, and based thereon, determining that there is a transmission collision.

US Pat. No. 10,485,025

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING CHANNEL SENSING FOR LICENSE ASSISTED ACCESS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

3. A method for a base station, the method comprising:performing a channel sensing on a Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) secondary cell (SCell) for a transmission;
managing a counter based on whether or not the channel is sensed to be idle;
determining one of (i) the base station performs the transmission and (ii) the base station does not perform the transmission after the counter reaches zero; and
performing the transmission in a case that the base station determines to perform the transmission, otherwise deferring the transmission and performing an additional channel sensing for the transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,484,994

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSFORMING A SIGNAL IN A FREQUENCY DOMAIN TO A SEQUENCE IN A TIME DOMAIN

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

10. A communication method performed by a communication apparatus comprising:receiving signals mapped on a plurality of frequency bands in a frequency domain, each frequency band being located at a position separate from position(s) of other(s) of the plurality of frequency bands, wherein vector lengths corresponding to sizes of the plurality of frequency bands are each a product of two or more powers of prime numbers or a multiple of the product of the two or more powers of prime numbers, the prime numbers being integer numbers that are greater than 1 and are different from each other, exponents for the prime numbers being a set of non-negative integers, wherein the vector length is a number of subcarriers allocated to a corresponding one of the plurality of frequency bands;
combining the received signals into a combined signal; and
transforming the combined signal in the frequency domain into a symbol sequence in a time domain with an inverse discrete Fourier transform (IDFT) having a size that is a product of powers of a plurality of values, the plurality of values being integer numbers that are greater than 1 and are different from each other, exponents for the plurality of values being a set of non-negative integers.

US Pat. No. 10,484,993

REMOTE DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

1. A device, comprising:an antenna;
a memory to store instructions; and
a processor, coupled to the memory, to execute the instructions to facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising:
receiving a first modulated signal operating in a first cellular band of a plurality of cellular bands, the first modulated signal conforming to a first signaling protocol;
selecting, according to a network condition, a first subcarrier from a plurality of subcarriers of a carrier wave to identify a selected first subcarrier for frequency conversion of the first modulated signal;
generating, via frequency shifting, a first frequency converted signal operating in the selected first subcarrier of the carrier wave by utilizing, according to the selected first subcarrier, a first carrier wave signal to mix with the first modulated signal operating in the first cellular band without modifying the first signaling protocol of the first modulated signal; and
transmitting, by the antenna, the first frequency converted signal operating in the selected first subcarrier.

US Pat. No. 10,484,669

INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT PROGRESS ESTIMATION

Fyusion, Inc., San Franc...

1. A method comprising:on a mobile device including a processor, a memory, a camera, an inertial measurement unit, a microphone, a GPS sensor and a touchscreen display:
receiving a request to generate a multi-view interactive digital media representation of a car;
receiving a sequence of live images from the camera on the mobile device, the live images including 2-D pixel data, the sequence of live images being captured as the camera moves along a path, an orientation of the camera varying along the path such that the car in the sequence of the live images is captured from a plurality of camera views;
based upon sensor data from the inertial measurement unit, determining angular changes in the orientation of the camera along the path;
based upon the angular changes, determining an angular view of the car captured in the sequence of the live images; and
generating from the sequence of the live images the multi-view interactive digital media representation, the multi-view interactive digital media representation including a plurality of images, each of the plurality of images including the car from a different camera view such that when the plurality of images is output to the touchscreen display the car appears to undergo a 3-D rotation through the angular view, the 3-D rotation of the car being generated without a 3-D polygon model of the car; and
outputting a value of the angular view of the car captured in the multi-view interactive digital media representation.

US Pat. No. 10,484,546

DOORBELL CONVERSION DEVICE AND DOORBELL ASSEMBLY

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A doorbell conversion device, comprising:a power input terminal for receiving an input power;
a power output terminal;
two doorbell trigger terminals;
a power conversion unit coupled between the power input terminal and the power output terminal for generating a sensing signal in response to an electric potential of the power output terminal, wherein while the electric potential of the power output terminal is grounded, the power input terminal and the power output terminal are disconnected; wherein while the electric potential of the power output terminal is not grounded, the power input terminal and the power output terminal are connected to have the power output terminal output an output power based upon the input power; and
a trigger signal unit coupled between the power conversion unit and the two doorbell trigger terminals for controlling the two doorbell trigger terminals to be opened or shorted based upon the sensing signal, wherein while the electric potential of the power output terminal is grounded, the two doorbell trigger terminals are shorted; wherein while the electric potential of the power output terminal is not grounded, the two doorbell trigger terminals are opened.

US Pat. No. 10,483,803

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER AND METHOD FOR WIRELESSLY TRANSMITTING POWER

WITS Co., Ltd., Gyeonggi...

1. A wireless power transmitter comprising:a converter comprising switching elements forming a bridge circuit, wherein the converter is configured to output an alternating current (AC) voltage comprising a frequency determined according to an operating frequency of at least one switching element among the switching elements;
a resonator comprising an inductor and a capacitor, and configured to receive the AC voltage to wirelessly transmit power; and
a controller configured to output control signals controlling the switching elements so that
the converter performs a first mode operation in which an operating duty cycle is fixed and the operating frequency is varied, and
an operation of the converter is switched from the first mode operation to a second mode operation in which the operating frequency is fixed and the operating duty cycle is varied, in response to the operating frequency reaching a first reference frequency,
wherein the bridge circuit comprises half-bridge circuit comprising a first switch and a second switch connected to each other in series and alternately operated, and
wherein the converter comprises
an inductor comprising a first inductor terminal connected to a first source terminal of an input power source, and a second inductor terminal connected to a connection terminal between the first and second switches, and
an output capacitor comprising a first output capacitor terminal connected to one terminal of the half-bridge circuit, and a second output capacitor terminal connected to a second source terminal of the input power source and another terminal of the half-bridge circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,482,886

INTERACTIVE ROBOT AND HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION METHOD

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. An interactive robot comprising:an image capturing device;
an audio capturing device;
at least one output device; and
at least one processor configured to:
obtain audio information captured by the audio capturing device and image information captured by the image capturing device;
recognize a target from the audio information and the image information;
confirm basic information and event information of the target and link the basic information with the event information;
obtain key information from the event information of the target;
implement a neural network analysis algorithm on the key information to confirm an emotion type of the target, search a preset public knowledge database according to the key information to obtain a relevant result, apply a deep learning algorithm on the relevant result and the emotion type of the target to determine a response; and
execute the response through the output device;
wherein the response is a series of instructions for controlling the interactive robot to interact with the target.

US Pat. No. 10,482,728

SEGMENTED LIGHT INDICATOR

Balluff GMBH, Neugausen ...

1. An indicator comprising:(a) a case comprising a light emitting portion, wherein the light emitting portions comprises a cover adapted to fit the case and partially enclose an interior of the case;
(b) a divider positioned within the case and adapted to separate the light emitting portion into a set of segments, wherein each segment of the set of segments is intermediate at least two other segments of the set of segments;
(c) a set of indicator lights positioned within the case; and
(d) a controller operable to control illumination of the set of indicator lights;
wherein:
(i) the controller is configured to selectively illuminate one or more of the of the set of indicator lights to cause a corresponding segment of the set of segments to illuminate,
(ii) the cover comprises a triangular shaped surface comprising three vertices, and
(iii) each of the three vertices corresponds to a segment of the set of segments.

US Pat. No. 10,482,522

METHOD FOR PROVIDING A CUSTOMIZED PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A digital imaging method of analyzing shaving stroke video information for providing a customized product recommendation to a user, the digital imaging method comprising the steps of:a. collecting by a digital camera video information from a user when shaving;
b. transmitting the video information from the digital camera to a computing device;
c. analyzing by an analyzing logic in the computing device the video information from the digital camera to determine a type of each shaving stroke and an area on the body where each shaving stroke is taken when shaving;
d. selecting by the analyzing logic in the computing device a product for the user from at least two available products based upon the type of each shaving stroke and the area on the body where each shaving stroke is taken; and
e. recommending by an interface logic in the computing device the selected product to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,482,026

DEDUPLICATED HOST CACHE FLUSH TO REMOTE STORAGE

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:aggregating a set of data units, unique among data units of writes cached by a host in a cache, into a change set file;
generating commands for the cached writes based on mappings between targets of the cached writes and locations of data units in the change set file; and
communicating the change set file and the commands to a storage system, wherein a metadata update operation to modify metadata of a file targeted by a command to increase a size of the file is transmitted to the storage system, and wherein transmission of the command to the storage system is dependent upon the metadata update operation completing.

US Pat. No. 10,481,243

AUTOMATED VEHICLE RADAR SYSTEM WITH SELF-CALIBRATION

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A radar system comprising:an antenna mounted on a host-vehicle, wherein the antenna is used to broadcast a radar-signal and detect a reflected-signal arising from a reflection of the radar-signal by an object;
a transceiver in communication with the antenna, wherein the transceiver determines a distance, an angle, and a range-rate of the object relative to the antenna based on the radar-signal and the reflected-signal; and
a controller in communication with the transceiver, wherein the controller is configured to
determine a speed of the host-vehicle;
determine that the object is stationary based on the speed, the angle, and the range-rate;
store in a memory a plurality of detections that correspond to multiple instances of the distance, the angle, and the range-rate as the host-vehicle travels by the object;
select an ideal-response of angle versus range-rate based on the speed;
determine, in response to a determination that the object is stationary, a calibration-matrix of the system for a plurality of angles of arrival to the antenna, said calibration-matrix based on a difference between the plurality of detections and the ideal-response; and
adjust an indicated-angle to a subsequent-object in accordance with the calibration-matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,481,238

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO GENERATE SITE HEALTH INFORMATION

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. An apparatus configured to generate a hub quality matrix, the apparatus comprising:a processor; and
memory including machine-readable instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to:
generate the hub quality matrix using at least two values of:
a data quality value generated based on location data, the location data generated based on blink data transmitted by tags and received by receivers at a site,
a receiver health value generated based on a receive rate of respective ones of the receivers,
a locate gap value generated based on amounts of time between location estimations, and
a locate rate value generated based on a ratio of a first amount of the location estimations and a second amount of tracked participants at the site; and
output the hub quality matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,481,113

X-RAY BACKSCATTER INSPECTION SYSTEM

Radiabeam Technologies, L...

1. An inspection system for inspecting an object in motion relative to the inspection system comprising:an X-ray source configured to emit a pencil beam onto said object wherein said pencil beam comprising X-rays as a sequence of energy and current modulated X-ray pulses;
wherein said X-ray pulses are generated by Bremsstrahlung;
said X-ray source further configured to produce a signal encoding the instantaneous energy and current of said energy and current modulated X-ray pulses;
a scanning apparatus configured to raster-scan said X-ray pencil beam over said object in the direction perpendicular to the direction of relative motion of said object;
said scanning apparatus further providing a signal encoding the instantaneous position information of said X-ray pencil beam;
a detector that creates a detector signal wherein said detector signal is a measure of the instantaneous intensity of backscatter radiation formed in response to the X-rays encountering said object;
said detector rigidly coupled in position to said X-ray source;
said detector having a response time shorter than the duration of said X-ray pulse;
a signal encoding the instantaneous position or said X-ray source relative to said object;
a data acquisition system acquiring a recorded data wherein said recorded data comprises simultaneously recording said detector signal and said signal encoding the instantaneous X-ray energy and current and said signal encoding the instantaneous position of said X-ray pencil beam and said signal encoding the instantaneous position of said X-ray source relative to said moving object;
a computer receiving said recorded data;
said computer configured to iteratively compute layer by layer electron density and thickness of materials forming said object.

US Pat. No. 10,481,022

CORE-SHELL NANOFIBER TEXTILES FOR STRAIN SENSING, AND METHODS OF THEIR MANUFACTURE

TEXAVIE TECHNOLOGIES INC....

1. A resistive sensor assembly comprising:a plurality of resistive sensor devices, each comprising:
a fiber mesh comprising a plurality of elongate fibers, wherein each fiber of the plurality of fibers comprises an electrical conductor comprising an electrically conductive exterior surface reversibly positionable into and out of contact with the electrically conductive exterior surfaces of adjacent fibers of the plurality of fibers;
a first electrical contact electrically coupled to the electrical conductor of at least one of the plurality of fibers; and
a second electrical contact electrically coupled to the electrical conductor of at least one of the plurality of fibers and spaced apart from first electrical contact, whereby the first and second electrical contacts are positioned to apply an electrical voltage or current across at least a portion of the fiber mesh; and
at least one resiliently deformable encapsulating film encapsulating the plurality of resistive sensor devices;
wherein the first and second electrical contacts of a first subset of the plurality of resistive sensor devices are positioned to apply the electrical voltage or current in a first direction; and
wherein the first and second electrical contacts of a second subset of the plurality of resistive sensor devices are positioned to apply the electrical voltage or current in a second direction different from the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,480,772

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE MODULES

SCHREDER, Forest (BE)

1. A light-emitting diode module comprising:a printed circuit board;
a plurality of light-emitting diodes mounted on a first side of the printed circuit board;
at least two electrical connections mounted on the first side of the printed circuit board and electrically connected for supplying power to each of the plurality of light-emitting diodes;
a secondary lens array mounted over the plurality of light-emitting diodes on the printed circuit board, the secondary lens array comprising a plurality of secondary lens elements and being configured to provide a cover portion for each of the electrical connections and a sheath portion for each wire being connected to each of the electrical connections; and
a lens holder mounted over the secondary lens array, the lens holder comprising a plurality of apertures formed therein for accommodating a respective one of the secondary lens elements and being configured to compress at least one portion of the secondary lens array to form at least one gasket between the lens holder and the printed circuit board to prevent the ingress of water around the printed circuit board;
wherein the cover portions and the sheath portions are over the first side of the printed circuit board, and the sheath portions are extensions of the cover portions.

US Pat. No. 10,480,455

CRYOGENIC CIRCUIT CONDITIONING SYSTEM

ARIANEGROUP SAS, Paris (...

1. A device that is configured for in-flight conditioning of cryogenic circuits equipment of an aerospace vehicle, which distributes cryogenic fluids from at least one tank to an engine of the aerospace vehicle, the device comprising:means for bleeding air from outside of the aerospace vehicle during an atmospheric part of a flight comprising an intake that is configured to bleed air from a compressor of a turbine engine of the aerospace vehicle;
means for extracting nitrogen from the air using a nitrogen separator of the OBIGGS type;
means for distributing the nitrogen that is configured to surroundingly interface the nitrogen with the cryogenic circuits equipment, comprising a circuit of pipework having orifices that are disposed along said pipework and are calibrated to keep the cryogenic circuits equipment conditioned at an overpressure with respect to surrounds thereof, said orifices being located around the cryogenic circuits equipment and effecting a nitrogen gas sweep of the cryogenic circuits equipment with nitrogen; and
drying mean located downstream of the nitrogen separator that include a discharge that is configured to dispense water to an exterior of the aerospace vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,478,967

SERVO CONTROL SYSTEM AND ROBOT

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A servo control system, applied to a servo, wherein the servo control system comprises:a main control module; and
a driving module comprising a driving circuit and an electronic switch circuit, the driving circuit being coupled to the main control module, and the electronic switch circuit being coupled between the driving circuit and a driving motor of the servo, wherein:
the driving circuit receives a control signal outputted by the main control module and outputs a driving signal according to the control signal, and the electronic switch circuit outputs a driving pulse to the driving motor according to the driving signal, to control the driving motor to rotate;
wherein the driving motor is a three-phase driving motor, neutral points of three-phase windings of the three-phase driving motor are coupled together, the driving motor comprises a first terminal, a second terminal and a third terminal, the driving circuit comprises three driving units, and driving chips of the three driving units are connected to the first terminal, the second terminal and the third terminal through the electronic switch circuit respectively for powering up any two of the first terminal, the second terminal and the third terminal of the driving motor so as to control the driving motor to rotate in a forward direction or a reverse direction.

US Pat. No. 10,477,875

FLAVORING DEVICE

Electrolux Professional S...

1. A flavoring device adapted to be associated with a cooking chamber of a cooking oven adapted to cook food stored therein, the flavoring device comprising:a flavoring casing having a first air inlet opening arranged for allowing air to enter said flavoring casing, a flavoring air outlet opening arranged for allowing air contained within said flavoring casing to pass to said cooking chamber, and a flavoring air path traversing said flavoring casing and fluidly connecting said first air inlet opening to said flavoring air outlet opening; andan actuating arrangement comprising a heating element and a temperature sensor, said actuating arrangement being coupled to said flavoring casing at least while in operation so that said heating element is arranged in said flavoring air path for heating the air flowing through said flavoring air path, said flavoring casing, further comprising a removable flavoring substance rack arranged at least partially in said flavoring air path downstream of said heating element and adapted to contain at least one flavoring substance,wherein the heating element is spaced apart from the flavoring substance rack in operation such that heat is transferred from said heating element to said flavoring substance rack mainly by air flowing inside the flavoring casing from the first air inlet opening to the flavoring air outlet opening through said flavoring air path.
US Pat. No. 10,478,524

TISSUE-ENGINEERED SILK ORGANS

TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE...

1. A grooved substrate comprising silk fibroin,wherein thickness of the substrate ranges from 10 nm to 1 mm,
wherein groove width is at least 125 nm, and
wherein the substrate comprises micropores,
wherein spacing between the micropores is 50 ?m to 100 ?m and,
wherein an average diameter of the micropores ranges from 100 nm to 10 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,485,126

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A portable electronic apparatus comprising:a case;
a display section accommodated in the case;
a windshield that closes an opening section of the case in such a way that the windshield overlaps with the display section in a plan view;
a ring member that is disposed between the windshield and the display section and along an outer edge of the display section;
a hygroscopic member that is disposed inside the case and in a first region opposite the windshield with respect to the display section; and
an air-flow channel that allows the first region to communicate with a second region surrounded by the display section, the windshield, and the ring member.

US Pat. No. 10,485,111

VIA AND SKIP VIA STRUCTURES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:forming a first metallization layer with a first capping layer over the first metallization layer;
forming a second metallization layer with a second capping layer over the second metallization layer;
etching through a first dielectric layer to the first capping layer;
forming a partial skip via structure to the first metallization layer by removing a portion of the first capping layer and the second capping layer and depositing conductive material in an opening formed in the second metallization layer;
forming a third capping layer over the filled partial skip via and directly on the second capping layer;
forming a second dielectric layer covering select metallization features of the second metallization layer; and
forming a remaining portion of a skip via structure in alignment with the partial skip via structure by opening the third capping layer to expose the conductive material of the partial skip via, wherein the third capping layer directly on the second capping layer forms a gap fill for the skip via structure.

US Pat. No. 10,485,098

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT DEVICE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. An electronic component device comprising:a wiring board comprising:
a core substrate having a first surface and a second surface;
a first multilayer wiring layer disposed on the first surface of the core substrate, the first multilayer wiring layer comprising an insulating layer and a plurality of pads exposed from the insulating layer;
a second multilayer wiring layer disposed on the second surface of the core substrate;
an electronic component module comprising:
an insulating base material comprising a first insulating base material layer and a second insulating base material layer, wherein the second insulating base material layer is disposed on a first surface of the first insulating base material layer with a second surface of the second insulating base material layer facing the first surface of the first insulating base material layer, a first surface of the second insulating base material layer is opposite to the second surface of the second insulating base material layer, and a second surface of the first insulating base material layer is opposite to the first surface of the first insulating base material layer and defines a surface of the electronic component module;
an electronic component embedded in the first insulating base material layer of the insulating base material, wherein an electrode of the electronic component is exposed from the second surface of the first insulating base material layer, and the first insulating base material layer has an opening portion which is formed in a region outside the electronic component;
a wiring layer comprising a wiring portion formed on the first surface of the first insulating base material layer and a second wiring layer disposed on the first surface of the second insulating base material layer;
a columnar conductor which is connected to the wiring portion and embedded in the opening portion;
a plurality of connection terminals each connected to a corresponding one of the pads, wherein at least one of the plurality of connection terminals is electrically connected to the electrode of the electronic component, and at least one of the plurality of connection terminals is electrically connected to the columnar conductor;
a solder resist layer formed on the first surface of the second insulating base material layer, the solder resist layer having a solder resist layer opening portion defined therethrough, the solder resist layer opening portion exposing a portion of the second wiring layer from the solder resist layer; and
a sealing resin provided between the insulating base material of the electronic component module and the wiring board such that an entirety of the insulating base material of the electronic component module is spaced from the insulating layer of the wiring board with the sealing resin disposed therebetween,
wherein a content rate of filler contained in the sealing resin is higher than that of filler contained in the insulating layer and that of filler contained in the insulating base material wherein a content rate of electrically nonconductive filler contained in the sealing resin is higher than that of electrically nonconductive filler contained in the insulating layer and that of electrically nonconductive tiller contained in the insulating base material; and
wherein the content rate of electrically nonconductive filler contained in the insulating layer and the content rate of electrically nonconductive filler contained in the insulating base material are greater than zero.

US Pat. No. 10,485,096

DIFFERENTIAL TRACE PAIR SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A differential trace pair system, comprising:a board including a board structure having a first board structure member, a second board structure member, a third board structure member, and a fourth board structure member; and
a differential trace pair that is provided in the board and that includes:
a first differential trace included on the board and extending between the first board structure member and the third board structure member;
a second differential trace included on the board and extending between the second board structure member and the fourth board structure member; and
a serpentine region of the differential trace pair that includes:
a first portion and a second portion in which:
the first differential trace and the second differential trace each have a first width;
the first differential trace and the second differential trace are substantially parallel; and
the first differential trace and the second differential trace are spaced apart by a first differential trace pair spacing; and
a third portion that is located between and electrically coupled to the first portion and the second portion and in which;
the second differential trace includes a second width that is greater than both the first width and a third width of a first differential trace section of the first differential trace that is included in the third portion and that has substantially the same length as a second differential trace section of the second differential trace that has the second width;
the first differential trace and the second differential trace are substantially parallel; and
the first differential trace and the second differential trace are spaced apart by a second differential trace pair spacing that is greater than the first differential trace pair spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,485,064

DEVICES, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS FOR ALTERNATING CURRENT CIRCUITS FOR AIRFIELD LIGHTING

Honeywell International I...

1. A system for alternating current circuits for airfield lighting, comprising:a circuit comprising an isolation transformer;
a protection hardware circuit coupled to the isolation transformer, wherein the protection hardware circuit prevents a voltage between an electrical contact of the circuit and a ground contact from meeting or exceeding a threshold voltage, and wherein the protection hardware circuit includes a circulating path through a normally open (N/O) relay contact for load sensing logic, and wherein the protection hardware circuit includes a load sensor to determine when a load is decoupled from the protection hardware circuit; and
the load coupled to the protection hardware circuit to receive electrical energy from the isolation transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,485,045

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal, the method comprising:identifying that a first physical random access channel (PRACH) transmission of the terminal on a first cell of a first base station is overlapped with a second PRACH transmission of the terminal on a second cell of a second base station in a time domain and a sum of transmission power determined for the first PRACH transmission of the terminal and transmission power determined for the second PRACH transmission of the terminal exceeds a maximum transmission power configured for transmissions overlapped in the time domain for a dual connectivity;
performing the first PRACH transmission of the terminal on the first cell based on the transmission power determined for the first PRACH transmission;
adjusting the transmission power determined for the second PRACH transmission and performing the second PRACH transmission of the terminal on the second cell based on the adjusted transmission power;
in a case that no random access response for the first cell is received for a first predetermined time, performing an increase of a number of a PRACH transmission for the first cell and performing a PRACH retransmission on the first cell based on a transmission power which is determined based on the number of the PRACH transmission for the first cell; and
in a case that no random access response for the second cell is received for a second predetermined time, skipping an increase of a number of a PRACH transmission for the second cell and performing a PRACH retransmission on the second cell based on a transmission power which is determined based on the number of the PRACH transmission for the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,485,044

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, USER TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method, comprising:receiving, by a user terminal, from a base station in a serving cell of a first Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN), first information including information of available radio resources for directly receiving, by the user terminal, a discovery signal in a frequency of the serving cell;
receiving, by the user terminal, second information transmitted by a System Information Block (SIB) from another base station in another cell having another frequency different from the frequency of the serving cell, wherein the second information indicates available radio resources for directly receiving, by the user terminal, a discovery signal from another user terminal in the other frequency of the other cell of a second PLMN different from the first PLMN;
transmitting, by the user terminal, the second information received from the other base station, to the base station in the serving cell; and
directly receiving, by the user terminal, the discovery signal from the other user terminal existing in the other cell, by using the available radio resources in the second information.

US Pat. No. 10,485,043

MULTI-CONNECTION ACCESS POINT

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. An access point comprising a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium storing instructions that, when executed by a processing resource, cause the processing resource to:establish a first connection to a first controller, wherein the access point receives configuration data from the first controller to generate a first virtual access point with the first controller; and
establish a second connection to a second controller, wherein the access point receives configuration data from the second controller to generate a second virtual access point with the second controller,
wherein the access point provides services to a first zone through the first virtual access point and a second zone through the second virtual access point and the first controller is configured to manage one or more settings of the first virtual access point of the access point and one or more other first zone access points without affecting the second controller from separately managing one or more settings of the second virtual access point of the access point and one or more other second zone access points,
wherein the first controller utilizes a first protocol and the second controller utilizes a second protocol, and
wherein setting changes received from the first controller overrides setting changes received from the second controller.

US Pat. No. 10,485,036

APPARATUS FOR ROLE IDENTIFICATION AND POWER SUPPLY CONTROL IN A WIRELESS TUNNELING SYSTEM

Ubistar Technology, Inc.,...

1. A local wireless tunneling apparatus that operates in conjunction with a remote wireless tunneling apparatus to wirelessly tunnel communications between a remote processing apparatus and a local processing apparatus, the local wireless tunneling apparatus comprising:a state machine configured to:
receive, via a local wired connection, a local identification signal indicating an initial local configuration of the local wireless tunneling apparatus;
identify, based on a wireless receive signal originating from the remote wireless tunneling apparatus, a remote identification signal indicative of an initial remote configuration of the remote wireless tunneling apparatus; and
determine a resolved local configuration of the local wireless tunneling apparatus based on the initial local configuration of the local wireless tunneling apparatus and the initial remote configuration of the remote wireless tunneling apparatus; and
a power supply to output power to the local processing apparatus or receive power from the local processing apparatus depending on the resolved local configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,485,018

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING USER PLANE PROTOCOL STACK IN CONNECTIONLESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communication by a base station, the method comprising:transmitting control information including a first part of a destination identifier (ID); and
transmitting a medium access control (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) including a MAC header including a second part of the destination ID,
wherein in response to identifying that the first part of the destination ID being destined for a user equipment (UE), receiving data for device to device (D2D) communication at a physical layer of the UE, the MAC PDU obtained from the data is delivered to a MAC layer of the UE from the physical layer,
wherein in response to identifying that the second part of the destination ID being destined for the UE at the MAC layer, a MAC service data unit (SDU) included in the MAC PDU is delivered to a radio link control (RLC) layer entity for reception of the data, and
wherein the RLC layer entity is identified with a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer entity based on a source UE ID, a logical channel identifier (LCID), and the destination ID.

US Pat. No. 10,485,013

V2X MESSAGE TRANSMISSION METHOD PERFORMED BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND TERMINAL USING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting information related to a vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:determining a priority of the information related to the V2X communication;
selecting a transmission time interval (TTI) based on the priority; and
transmitting the information related to the V2X communication based on the selected TTI,
wherein, when the information related to the V2X communication is information having a high priority, a first TTI is selected,
wherein, when the information related to the V2X communication is information having a lower priority than the information having the high priority, a second TTI is selected,
wherein a resource element of the first TTI is K times longer than a resource element of the second TTI in terms of a frequency, and
wherein the resource element of the first TTI is 1/K times shorter than the resource element of the second TTI in terms of a time,
where K is a positive integer other than 0.

US Pat. No. 10,485,012

METHOD FOR PERFORMING D2D OPERATION BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL USING SAME METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing a first Device-to-Device (D2D) operation and a second D2D operation in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:determining priorities of the first D2D operation and the second D2D operation when the first D2D operation is performed on a first carrier and the second D2D operation is performed on a second carrier simultaneously; and
performing the first D2D operation and the second D2D operation simultaneously in a same time domain based on the priorities,
wherein a first coverage status of the UE on the first carrier is different from a second coverage status of the UE on the second carrier, and
wherein, when the first coverage status is in-coverage, the second coverage status is out-of-coverage, and
when the first coverage status is the out-of-coverage, the second coverage status is the in-coverage.

US Pat. No. 10,485,004

OPTIMIZING NETWORK RESOURCES IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A self-optimizing network entity configured for use with a distributed antenna system having a head end-unit configured to communicate wireless communication information to a plurality of remote units for transmission at a plurality of sites, the self-optimized network entity comprising:circuitry configured to:
determine a network resource allocation plan for the plurality of remote units within the distributed antenna system based on an isolation level determined by at least one of the plurality of remote units based on a power level of a test signal received from at least one of the plurality of remote units;
define an isolation threshold indicating a minimum isolation level between the plurality of remote units; and
determine whether the isolation level exceeds the isolation threshold, wherein the plurality of remote units are configured to at least one of:
receive copies of the same signal using the same network resources when the isolation level exceeds the isolation threshold;
radiate signals using the same network resources when the isolation level exceeds the isolation threshold;
radiate signals using different network resources when the isolation level does not exceed the isolation threshold; or
radiate copies of a same signal when the isolation level does not exceed the isolation threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,484,077

RELAY APPARATUS AND ITS RELAY METHOD

SOFTBANK CORP., Tokyo (J...

1. A relay apparatus for relaying communication between a terminal device and a donor base station,the relay apparatus comprising:
an amplitude and phase measurement unit that measures an amplitude and phase of radio communication from a donor base station to the relay apparatus; and
a beam adjuster that makes adjustment for beamforming with respect to the donor base station by adjusting amplitudes and phases from a plurality of antennas used at the relay apparatus on the basis of the measured amplitude and phase,
wherein the adjustment for the beamforming with respect to the donor base station is performed by measuring the amplitude and the phase during a time slot when a terminal device does not exist in a service area of the relay apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,483,996

TIME SKEW CALIBRATION OF TIME-INTERLEAVED ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A clock skew calibration apparatus comprising:an array of N time-interleaved analog-to-digital converters (TIADCs) receiving an analog input signal and configured to generate a stream of originating samples in a digital format, wherein the stream rate of the generated stream is one sample per period of an overall sampling clock (sclk) having a sampling frequency fS, and wherein the TIADCs are configured to receive an array of sampling clocks each having an individual sampling frequency of substantially fS/N; and,
a time skew extractor circuit comprising:
a summer circuit operatively coupled to receive the generated sample stream and a stream of delayed samples of the generated sample stream, wherein the summer circuit is configured to sum two consecutive samples from the generated sample stream; and,
a first absolute value circuit operatively coupled to the summer circuit, wherein the first absolute value circuit is operatively coupled to produce an array of clock error signals as a function of the summed consecutive samples of the generated sample stream.

US Pat. No. 10,483,944

MULTIPLEXER

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD., T...

1. A multiplexer comprising:a first filter including one or more series resonators connected in series between a common terminal and a first terminal and one or more parallel resonators connected in parallel between the common terminal and the first terminal, each of the one or more series resonators and the one or more parallel resonators including an IDT located on a piezoelectric substrate, a first region and a second region being alternately located in an extension direction of electrode fingers, which excite an acoustic wave, within an overlap region of the IDT, a width of at least one of the electrode fingers in the second region being greater than the width of the at least one of the electrode fingers in the first region, the electrode fingers overlapping in the overlap region, one or some resonators of the one or more parallel resonators and the one or more series resonators having a larger number of the second regions than one or more remaining resonators of the one or more parallel resonators and the one or more series resonators; and
a second filter connected between the common terminal and a second terminal, the second filter having a passband higher than a passband of the first filter,
wherein an emphasis mode of each of the one or some resonators is located at a frequency higher than the passband of the second filter.

US Pat. No. 10,483,894

MOTOR CONTROL WITH VOLTAGE HARMONIC SHAPING

TRW LIMITED, Solihull We...

14. A combined control system and electric motor assembly comprising:an electric motor; and
a control system including: (1) a current sensor that produces a current sensing output signal that is indicative of an electric current in the electric motor; (2) a current controller that receives a current demand signal and controls voltages applied to the electric motor; and (3) a correction circuit that operates in both (a) a high speed mode of operation of the electric motor, wherein the correction circuit identifies a distortion frequency and at least partially isolates a distortion frequency component from a fundamental frequency component of the current sensing output signal by filtering, and (b) a low speed mode of operation of the electric motor, wherein the correction circuit receives the current sensing output signal and the current demand signal as separate inputs and uses the separate current sensing output and the current demand inputs to generate a correction signal to the current controller, which uses the correction signal to correct voltages applied to the electric motor.

US Pat. No. 10,483,569

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ELIMINATING REVERSE CURRENT DECAY IN FUEL CELLS

Teknologian tutkimuskesku...

1. A system for eliminating reverse current decay in fuel cells, comprising:a fuel cell having an anode and a cathode;
a fuel feed system for supplying the anode of the fuel cell with fuel and comprising an anode fuel feed line for supplying the anode with fuel from the fuel feed system and a fuel return line for circulating unused fuel from the anode back to said fuel feed system;
a bypass line fitted between said anode fuel feed line and said fuel return line in parallel and in flow connection with said anode system and capable of circulating fuel past the anode in a loop;
an oxygen reduction unit included in said bypass line;
a branch from said anode fuel feed line provided with a valve for feeding hydrogen to said bypass line and said oxygen reduction unit during a fuel cell shutdown; and
a pressure unit for circulating gas in at least part of said anode system and said bypass line;wherein the bypass line is adapted to receive and circulate a flow of hydrogen during a fuel cell shutdown in order to mix the hydrogen with any oxygen present in the anode system, and to remove the oxygen from the anode system in said oxygen reduction unit by catalytic conversion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,228

APPARATUS FOR BONDING SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP AND METHOD FOR BONDING SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP

PROTEC CO., LTD., Gyeong...

1. A semiconductor chip bonding apparatus, comprising:a fixing member configured to fix a lower surface of a plurality of chip-substrate assemblies in which a non-conductive resin layer and a semiconductor chip are sequentially stacked on a substrate;
a pressing member arranged above the fixing member, the pressing member comprising a transparent portion through which a laser beam penetrates;
a lifting member configured to lift or lower one of the fixing member and the pressing member relative to the other of the fixing member and the pressing member to pressurize the semiconductor chips of the plurality of chip-substrate assemblies such that solder bumps of one of the semiconductor chips and the substrate penetrate the non-conductive resin layer to electrically contact the other of the semiconductor chips and the substrate; and
a laser head configured to irradiate the laser beam to the chip-substrate assemblies pressurized by using the pressing member, through the transparent portion of the pressing member, so as to bond solder bumps of one of the semiconductor chips and the substrate to the other of the semiconductor chips and the substrate,
wherein the pressing member further comprises a mask portion that is formed of an opaque material and supports the transparent portion,
wherein the transparent portion of the pressing member is disposed in areas respectively corresponding to the plurality of chip-substrate assemblies,
wherein the mask portion is disposed in a corresponding area between the plurality of chip-substrate assemblies.

US Pat. No. 10,483,151

SUBSTRATE TRANSFER APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD

SHIBAURA MECHATRONICS COR...

1. A substrate transfer apparatus, comprising:a first gripping plate;
a first claw fixedly supported by the first gripping plate, and has an abutment surface, which abuts on an outer peripheral surface of a substrate, located above and below a surface of the first gripping plate;
a second gripping plate overlapping the first gripping plate;
a second claw fixedly supported by the second gripping plate, and has an abutment surface, which abuts on the outer peripheral surface of the substrate, located above and below the surface of the first gripping plate; and
a gripper to move both the first gripping plate and the second gripping plate such that both the first claw and the second claw move to approach and separate from each other in a direction intersecting the outer peripheral surface of the substrate,
wherein the gripper includes
a support plate,
a linear guide supported by the support plate and extending in a direction in which the first claw and the second claw move to approach and separate from each other,
a first linear motion block fixed to the first gripping plate and configured to be movable along the linear guide,
a second linear motion block fixed to the second gripping plate and configured to be movable along the linear guide,
a cylinder connected to one of the first gripping plate and the second gripping plate to move the one of the gripping plates in the direction in which the first claw and the second claw move to approach and separate from each other, and
a swing pin mover configured to convert and transmit the movement of the one of the gripping plates caused by the cylinder to the other of the gripping plates such that the other of the gripping plates moves in a direction opposite to the movement of the one of the gripping plates.

US Pat. No. 10,483,089

HIGH VOLTAGE RESISTIVE OUTPUT STAGE CIRCUIT

Eagle Harbor Technologies...

13. A high voltage, high frequency switching circuit comprising:a high voltage switching power supply that produces pulses having a voltage greater than 1 kV and with frequencies greater than 10 kHz;
an output; and
a resistive output stage electrically coupled to, and in parallel with the output of the high voltage switching power supply, the resistive output stage comprising at least one resistor that discharges a load coupled with the output,
wherein the output can produce a high voltage pulse having a voltage greater than 1 kV and with frequencies greater than 10 kHz and with a pulse fall time less than about 400 ns.

US Pat. No. 10,482,804

DISPLAY SOURCE DRIVER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. A gamma voltage generation circuit in a source driver for a display device, the gamma voltage generation circuit comprising:a first gamma voltage generator configured to generate R gamma voltages and B gamma voltages alternately during one horizontal period based on a gamma selection signal, and to provide the R gamma voltages and the B gamma voltages to a first group of data driving circuits; and
a second gamma voltage generator configured to generate G gamma voltages, and to provide the G gamma voltages to a second group of data driving circuits different from the first group of data driving circuits.

US Pat. No. 10,482,670

METHOD FOR REPRODUCING OBJECT IN 3D SCENE AND VIRTUAL REALITY HEAD-MOUNTED DEVICE

QINGDAO GOERTEK TECHNOLOG...

1. A method for reproducing an object in a 3D scene, wherein the method comprises:simultaneously gathering at least two channels of video stream data in real time at different angles for an object to be displayed by using at least two image gatherers, wherein first field angles of the image gatherers at least partially overlap in space, and the first field angles are a horizontal field angle, a vertical field angle or a diagonal field angle;
identifying out a shape of the object varying in real time from the at least two channels of video stream data;
according to the shape of the object varying in real time, obtaining a corresponding object motion trajectory; and
processing the shape of the object varying in real time and the corresponding object motion trajectory into a 3D image and in real time superposition-displaying the 3D image into the 3D scene;
wherein the identifying out a shape of the object varying in real time from the at least two channels of video stream data comprises:
performing sampling processing of each of the at least two channels of video stream data, to obtain video image data that are sampled each time;
judging whether the video image data contain an object, and if so, performing binarization processing to the video image data, to extract contour information of the object;
identifying out a shape of the object that is corresponding to the contour information of the object from a preset object model database; and
combining shapes of the object that are identified out in each sampling of respective channels of video stream data, to obtain the shape of the object varying in real time;
wherein the according to the shape of the object varying in real time, obtaining a corresponding object motion trajectory comprises:
obtaining relative spatial position information of the shape of the object varying in real time:
according to contacts that are determined on the shape of the object varying in real time, obtaining variation information of the contacts on the shape of the object varying in real time, wherein the contacts are characteristic key points for identifying the object; and
according to the relative spatial position information and the variation information of the contacts, obtaining a corresponding object motion trajectory from a preset motion trajectory database; and
wherein the obtaining relative spatial position information of the shape of the object varying in real time comprises:
obtaining angle information with the shape of the object varied, from video image information of the at least two channels of video stream data;
obtaining distance information of the object according to the angle information with the shape of the object varied; or sensing distance information of the object in real time by a distance sensor; and
according to the angle information with the shape of the object varied and the distance information of the object, obtaining the relative spatial position information of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,481,957

PROCESSOR AND TASK PROCESSING METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Sanechips Technology Co.,...

1. A task processing method for a processor, comprising:executing, by a scalar calculation module, parameter calculation for a present task, storing parameters obtained by calculation into a Parameter Buffer (PBUF), when the parameter calculation for the present task is completed, executing a first instruction or a second instruction configured for inter-core synchronization, and storing the first instruction or the second instruction into the PBUF;
reading, by a vector calculation module, the parameters out from the PBUF, storing the read parameters into a shadow register, and when the first instruction or the second instruction is read out from the PBUF, storing all modified parameters in the shadow register into a work register within one cycle; and
executing, by the vector calculation module, vector calculation for the present task according to the parameters in the work register.

US Pat. No. 10,481,400

LENS SHIELDING MECHANISM, METHOD, AND HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY

Qingdao Goertek Technolog...

1. A lens shielding mechanism for shielding an area exposed from a front housing due to leftward and rightward movements of a lens, wherein the shielding mechanism comprises a group of shielding sheets having a certain width;the group of shielding sheets is arranged on left and right sides of the lens and is fixedly connected to the lens;
when the lens moves leftwardly and rightwardly, the lens drives the group of shielding sheets to move, and an area exposed from the front housing due to the leftward and rightward movements of the lens is shielded by the group of shielding sheets;
wherein the group of shielding sheets comprises a first shielding sheet and a second shielding sheet connected together;
wherein the first shielding sheet is arranged on the left and right sides of the lens and is fixedly connected to the lens;
wherein the second shielding sheet is arranged on the left and right sides of the first shielding sheet, and the second shielding sheet is connected to the front housing and is moveable leftwardly and rightwardly with respect to the front housing;
wherein the upper portion and the lower portion of the lens are provided respectively with two protruding columns passing through the first shielding sheet, to achieve fixed connection of the first shielding sheet and the lens;
wherein the upper portion and the lower portion of the second shielding sheet are provided respectively with two limiting holes matching with the protruding columns, and the protruding column clips in the limiting hole and is slidable leftwardly and rightwardly in the limiting hole;
wherein a clip hook is provided on the front housing, a slot matching with the clip hook is provided at a middle position between the upper portion and the lower portion of the second shielding sheet, and the second shielding sheet is connected to the front housing via matching of the slot and the clip hook;
wherein when the lens moves leftwardly and rightwardly to a distance smaller than the length of the limiting hole, the protruding column on the lens slides in the limiting hole, the second shielding sheet does not move, and the area exposed from the front housing due to the leftward and rightward movements of the lens is shielded by the first shielding sheet; and
wherein when the lens moves leftwardly and rightwardly and drives the protruding column to move to the extreme position of the limiting hole, the protruding column drives the second shielding sheet to continue moving leftwardly and rightwardly with respect to the clip hook on the front housing within a length range of the slot, and the area exposed from the front housing due to the leftward and rightward movements of the lens is shielded by alternately expanding the first shielding sheet and the second shielding sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,481,080

OPTICAL ELEMENTS IN GAS SENSORS

GASSECURE AS, Oslo (NO)

1. A gas sensing apparatus comprising:a gas sensor arranged to use light to sense presence of a gas;
an optical element arranged so that said light impinges thereon;
a thermoelectric heat pump having a cold side and a hot side, wherein the thermoelectric heat pump is configured to transfer heat energy from said cold side to said hot side in response to a supply of electrical energy provided to the thermoelectric heat pump, and wherein the hot side of the thermoelectric heat pump is in thermal contact with the optical element;
a measurement volume; and
a heat sink in thermal contact with the cold side of the thermoelectric heat pump, wherein the heat sink is disposed in the measurement volume.

US Pat. No. 10,480,752

STRUCTURALLY REINFORCED ILLUMINATION PANELS AND A METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

SVV TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION...

19. A method of forming a structurally reinforced illumination panel, comprising:providing a hollow multiwall structural panel comprising a plurality of spaced-apart plastic sheets that transmit visible light and are joined with reinforcing members that define a plurality of hollow chambers;
providing a plurality of LED strips;
at least partially enclosing at least one of the plurality of LED strips in a sleeve formed from a strip of a light diffusing material;
inserting each of said plurality of LED strips into said hollow chambers through open ends of said hollow chambers; and
electrically connecting said plurality of LED strips to a power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,480,722

RETROFIT LAMP

1. A retrofit lamp comprising:a heat sink;
a light source module comprising a circuit board, wherein:
a rear side of the light source module lies two-dimensionally on the heat sink; and
at a front side of the light source module, at least one semiconductor light source is arranged; and
a ring partially covering the front side of the light source module, wherein the ring comprises a plurality of elastically flexible pressing tabs arranged at a periphery of the ring and configured to rest on the front side of the light source module and press the light source module onto the heat sink, wherein at least one of the elastically flexible pressing tabs, at a side thereof facing the light source module, comprises at least one projection resting on the front side of the light source module, and wherein the at least one projection extends generally perpendicularly from the at least one of the elastically flexible pressing tabs associated therewith.

US Pat. No. 10,480,512

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN OIL-INJECTED COMPRESSOR DEVICE

ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAA...

1. A method for controlling an oil-injected compressor device (1) with at least one compressor element (2) with an inlet (7) for gas to be compressed and an outlet (9) for compressed gas and with a variable speed controller (5), whereby the compressor device (1) is provided with an oil circuit (14) with an oil separator (12) with an input that is connected to the outlet (9) of the compressor element (2) and an output to which a compressed gas consumer network is connected, whereby this oil separator (12) comprises a pressure vessel (11) in which oil (15) separated from the compressed gas is received and from which the oil (15) is guided to a cooler (18) and is then injected into the compressor element (2), whereby this cooler (18) is cooled by a coolant that is guided through the cooler by means of a fan (19) or pump (30), wherein a bypass pipe (20) for the oil (15) is provided across the cooler (18), wherein the method comprises determining a temperature (T) at the outlet (9) of the compressor element and when this determined temperature (T) at the outlet (9) is less than a preset value (Tset), the following steps are taken successively:first the fan (19) or pump (30) is switched off or its speed is decreased for as long as the temperature (T) at the outlet (9) is less than the preset value (Tset) and a minimum speed of the fan (19) or pump (30) is not reached;
then the temperature (T) at the outlet (9) of the compressor element (2) is determined again and, when this temperature (T) at the outlet (9) is still less than the preset value (Tset), the oil (15) is driven through the bypass pipe (20) to the compressor element (2) or an increasing proportion of the oil (15) is driven through the bypass pipe (20) to the compressor element (2) for as long as a maximum quantity of the oil (15) has not been reached;
then, when the maximum quantity of the oil that is driven through the bypass pipe (20) to the compressor element (2) is reached, the temperature (T) at the outlet (9) of the compressor element (2) is determined again, and when this temperature (T) at the outlet (9) is less than the preset value (Tset), the quantity of oil (15) that is injected into the compressor element (2) is reduced until the temperature (T) at the outlet (9) is at least equal to the preset value (Tset) or a minimum quantity of the oil is reached.

US Pat. No. 10,480,511

SCREW COMPRESSOR

ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAA...

1. A vertical screw compressor comprising:a compression chamber, comprising an inlet and an outlet, that is formed by a compression housing in which a pair of meshed helical compressor rotors in the form of screws are rotatably mounted; rotor shafts of said meshed helical compressor rotors extend parallel to one another along first and second rotational axes, respectively;
a non-return valve provided at the inlet of the compression chamber;
a drive motor that is provided with a motor chamber formed by a motor housing, in which a motor shaft is rotatably mounted that drives at least one of the aforementioned pair of meshed helical compressor rotors,
wherein the compression housing and the motor housing are connected directly to one another to form a compressor housing, and
wherein the rotor shafts of the compressor rotors extend at an angle with or transverse to a horizontal plane during normal operation of the vertical screw compressor,
wherein the vertical screw compressor is provided with a fluid, with which both the drive motor and the compressor rotors are cooled and/or lubricated in a single cycle where all of the fluid first flows from a head of the compressor housing and then to a base of the compressor housing,
wherein the fluid is driven through the drive motor and the compressor rotors under a compressor pressure generated by the screw compressor,
wherein the drive motor is an electric motor with a motor rotor and a motor stator, and
wherein the fluid is provided by a cooling circuit for cooling both the drive motor and the compression chamber, wherein the cooling circuit comprises cooling channels that are provided in the motor housing and of the compression chamber itself, and wherein the cooling channels at least partially extend along an axial direction in a way such that the fluid does not get into an air gap between the motor rotor and the motor stator.

US Pat. No. 10,480,154

IMPLEMENT CARRIER AND IMPLEMENTS

Clark Equipment Company, ...

19. An implement carrier, comprising:a mounting structure configured to be pivotally mounted to a lift arm and further configured to receive and secure an implement thereto, the mounting structure having first and second mounting plates spaced apart by a cross member and an alignment surface extending along one of the first and second mounting plates orthogonal to a main surface thereof engageable by a positioning feature on the implement with the alignment surface having an arcuate portion;
a first plurality of mounting features located along the first mounting structure surface; and
a second plurality of mounting features located along the second mounting structure surface, each of the second plurality of mounted features being aligned with one of the first plurality of mounting features;
wherein the mounting structure is configured to receive the implement in a first attitude and in a second attitude different from the first attitude and wherein movement of the positioning feature along the alignment surface aids in aligning a mounting feature on the implement with one of the mounting features on the first mounting structure surface and wherein movement of the positioning feature includes a non-linear path of travel as it moves over the arcuate portion of the alignment surface.

US Pat. No. 10,479,642

PULL-OUT TYPE CORD WINDING MODULE

QINGDAO GOERTEK TECHNOLOG...

1. A pull-out type cord winding module, comprising:an upper fixing cover;
a lower fixing cover;
a rotary wheel which a cord is wound on and which is connected with a coil spring; and
a stopper mechanism working cooperatively with the rotary wheel and including a functional rail, and a ball, wherein
the functional rail comprises a locking rail, a communicating rail and annular rails, the locking rail, the communicating rail and the annular rails are connected, groove-shaped and arranged around an outer circumference of the rotary wheel;
an elastic arm is provided on the upper fixing cover, a guide groove is provided on the elastic arm, and two ends of the guide groove are located at upper and lower sides of the outer circumference of the rotary wheel respectively;
the guide groove cooperates with the functional rail to hold the ball; and
when the rotary wheel rotates, the ball rolls in the functional rail to lock or unlock rotation of the rotary wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,479,525

UTILIZATION OF ENGINE BLEED AIR TO PROVIDE EXTENDED DURATION EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT POWER

KIDDE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

17. A method for providing supplemental power on an aircraft having a gas turbine engine, comprising:identifying, by a controller, whether an engine off power condition exists in which the gas turbine engine is failing to operate and the aircraft has lost power electrical or hydraulic power, or whether an engine on power condition exists in which the gas turbine engine is operating and the aircraft has lost the electrical or hydraulic power;
controlling, by the controller, a position of a propellant selector valve in fluidic communication with a storage tank containing a tank compressed gas, a bleed line in fluidic communication with an engine compressed gas, and a turbo pump such that the propellant selector valve is moved from an off position to a tank position in which the tank compressed gas is ported through the propellant selector valve to the turbo pump to cause the turbo pump to generate at least one of electrical power, hydraulic power, or pneumatic power in response to identifying the engine off power condition, and the propellant selector valve is moved from an off position to an engine position in which the engine compressed gas is ported through the propellant selector valve to the turbo pump to cause the turbo pump to generate the at least one of the electrical power, the hydraulic power, or the pneumatic power in response to identifying the engine on power condition.

US Pat. No. 10,479,357

LANE KEEPING SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE IN WIND CONDITIONS

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A lane keeping system for a vehicle comprising:a pressure sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of a pressure;
a safety restraint system (SRS) controller in communication with the pressure sensor, the SRS controller configured to determine a collision event in response to the signal and activate a safety restraint component in response to the determined collision event; and
a lane keeping system (LKS) controller in communication with the pressure sensor, the LKS controller configured to determine a lateral wind force on the vehicle in response to the signal, the LKS controller configured to determine a correction in response to the determined lateral wind force to maintain the vehicle along a desired path.

US Pat. No. 10,478,866

AUTOCLAVABLE BUCKETLESS CLEANING SYSTEM

Veltek Associates, Inc., ...

1. A cleaning system, comprising:a vessel with an inside for storing fluid under pressure, the vessel comprising:
a first connection point for dispensing fluid from the vessel that is configured to automatically close when disconnected; and
a second connection point for pressurizing the vessel that is configured to automatically close when disconnected;
an outlet autoclave stem that is configured to be installed in the cleaning system, wherein the outlet autoclave stern opens the first connection point and enables steam to pass through the first connection point during autoclaving; and
an inlet autoclave stem that is configured to be installed in the cleaning system, wherein the inlet autoclave stem opens the second connection point and enables steam to pass through the second connection point during autoclaving.

US Pat. No. 10,478,861

SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING AND SORTING MATERIAL

HYDRO ALUMINIUM ROLLED PR...

1. A system for analyzing and sorting material comprising:a chute;
a feeder means for transporting at least one piece of material along a feeding surface towards and onto an upper portion of the chute, wherein the at least one piece of material is slidable on the chute and off the chute via a lower edge of the chute;
a sorting device operable to sort the at least one piece of material according to at least two fractions;
a laser device configured to generate a laser beam that, when the laser beam is incident on the at least one piece of material, can produce an emission from the piece material;
a spectrometer configured to detect the emission from the at least one piece of material and to produce an output signal corresponding to the emission and indicative of a chemical composition of the at least one piece of material; and
a controller device configured to receive the output signal and to operate the sorting device based on the output signal and at least one sorting criterion,
wherein the laser device and the spectrometer are both positioned on a same side of the chute in a direction perpendicular to a transportation direction of the chute,
wherein the laser device is configured to produce a laser beam that can be incident on the at least one piece of material when the at least one piece of material is at least partially protruding from the chute over the lower edge of the chute or has fallen off from the chute via the lower edge of the chute and is airborne,
wherein the chute defines a channel configured to guide the at least one piece of material from the upper portion of the chute to the lower edge of the chute,
wherein the channel includes a convex portion at the upper portion of the chute and a straight portion between the convex portion and the lower edge of the chute, and
wherein the channel is configured such that an extension of a centerline thereof intersects a path of the laser beam.

US Pat. No. 10,478,388

SKIN ENGAGING SHAVING AID MEMBER COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE THERMALLY RESILIENT SENSATE

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A skin engaging shaving aid member, said skin engaging shaving aid member comprising:a. a matrix comprising at least one of: a water soluble polymer, an emollient, and a soap base, wherein the water soluble polymer is at a level of from about 50% to about 100%, by weight of the matrix;
b. from about 5% to about 15%, by weight of the skin engaging shaving aid member, of a thermally resilient sensate, the thermally resilient sensate comprising
N-[4-(cyanomethyl)phenyl]-(1R,2S,5R)-2-isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexanecarboxamide of formula:
andc. from about 15% to about 35%, by weight of the skin engaging shaving aid member, of a water insoluble polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,479,869

ELASTOMER COMPOSITES, BLENDS AND METHODS FOR PREPARING SAME

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

1. A process for producing an elastomeric composition containing a filler, the process comprising:preparing an elastomer composite comprising natural rubber and a first filler loading of carbonaceous aggregated filler having an STSA of at least 120 m2/g, the first filler loading being greater than 55 phr, by a wet masterbatch method; and
blending the elastomer composite with a second elastomer material comprising an elastomer and optional particulate filler to produce an elastomer composite blend having a second filler loading, the second filler loading being at least about 5 phr lower than the first filler loading, wherein M300/M100 of a vulcanizate of the elastomer composite blend is at least 0.5 higher than M300/M100 for a vulcanized elastomer composite of the same composition but prepared according to CTV Comparative Method 1.
US Pat. No. 10,479,987

THROMBIN SOLUTION AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Omrix Biopharmaceuticals ...

1. A solid composition comprising thrombin, obtained by lyophilization of an aqueous thrombin solution, the method comprising:providing the aqueous thrombin solution comprising about 1 to less than about 4.6% w/v of a single saccharide or sugar alcohol; at least 0.7 to lower than about 1.75% w/v sodium chloride; about 0.2 to about 3% w/v albumin; calcium chloride; and sodium acetate, wherein the aqueous thrombin solution is devoid of polyethylene glycol; and lyophilizing the aqueous thrombin solution, wherein a height of the aqueous thrombin solution in a lyophilization vessel is in the range of 6 mm to 10 mm, and wherein a total lyophilization time is no greater than about 35 hours;
wherein the obtained solid composition is devoid of polyethylene glycol, comprises thrombin, a single saccharide or sugar alcohol, and sodium chloride, and wherein the solid composition has a water content of less than 3%, by total weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,480,004

BRASSICA PLANT COMPRISING A MUTANT ALCATRAZ ALLELE

BASF AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIO...

1. A Brassica napus plant, or a cell, part, seed or progeny thereof, comprising two non-naturally occurring full knock-out alc genes, wherein one non-naturally occurring full knock-out alc gene is a mutated version of the native ALC gene comprising at least 98% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 3 or encoding an amino acid sequence comprising at least 98% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 9; and wherein one non-naturally occurring full knock-out alc gene is a mutated version of the native ALC gene comprising at least 98% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 4 or encoding an amino acid sequence comprising at least 98% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 10;wherein said full knock-out mutant alc gene comprises a mutated DNA region consisting of one or more inserted, deleted or substituted nucleotides compared to a corresponding wild-type DNA region in the functional ALC gene and wherein said mutant alc allele does not encode a functional ALC protein,
wherein the podshatter resistance is increased as compared to the podshatter resistance of a corresponding plant not comprising full knock-out alc genes.
US Pat. No. 10,480,051

FCC MATERIALS OF ALUMINUM, COBALT, IRON AND NICKEL, AND PRODUCTS MADE THEREFROM

ARCONIC INC., Pittsburgh...

1. A method comprising:(a) using a feedstock in an additive manufacturing apparatus, wherein the feedstock comprises:
4.4-11.4 wt. % Al;
4.9-42.2 wt. % Co;
4.6-28.9 wt. % Fe; and
44.1-86.1 wt. % Ni;
(b) producing a metal product in the additive manufacturing apparatus using the feedstock.

US Pat. No. 10,485,110

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION METHOD OF PRINTED CIRCUIT AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF PRINTED CIRCUIT

Yazaki Corporation, Mina...

1. An electrical connection method of a printed circuit, comprising:overlapping a base material and a thin member in which a thin conductor is mounted;
forming a through hole which passes through the base material overlapped with the thin member, and reaches the thin conductor of the thin member; and
forming the printed circuit on the base material by a screen printing method using conductive paste,
wherein the through hole is filled with the conductive paste in the forming of the printed circuit,
wherein the thin member is a flat shield cable covered with a shield member except one portion of the thin member,
wherein in the forming of the through hole, a first through hole is formed to pass through the base material overlapped in the overlapping and to open the one portion of the thin member so as to reach the thin conductor, and a second through hole is formed to pass through the base material overlapped in the overlapping to reach the shield member, and
wherein in the forming of the printed circuit, the first through hole is filled with the conductive paste when a signal line is formed as a first printed circuit on the base material, and the second through hole is filled with the conductive paste when a ground line is formed as a second printed circuit on the base material at the same time as the signal line is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,485,076

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING ILLUMINATION BASED ON ILLUMINANCE CONTRIBUTION

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An illumination control method of an automatic illumination control apparatus including an illuminance calculator, a contribution calculator, and a luminance calculator, the illumination control method comprising:calculating, by the illuminance calculator, illuminances of a plurality of lighting apparatuses on at least one flat target surface on the basis of information regarding the lighting apparatuses stored in a database and flat target surface information received from a user;
calculating, by the contribution calculator, an illuminance contribution of each of the lighting apparatuses on the at least one flat target surface on the basis of the illuminances of the lighting apparatuses on the at least one flat target surface; and
calculating, by the luminance calculator, a luminance value of each of the lighting apparatuses on the basis of a target illuminance received from the user and the illuminance contribution of each of the lighting apparatuses to thereby control a luminance of each of the lighting apparatuses for luminance of the lighting apparatuses.

US Pat. No. 10,485,050

METHODS AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR MANAGING INTERNET PROTOCOL MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM CALL OVER LONG-TERM EVOLUTION IN SINGLE RADIO VOICE CALL CONTINUITY AREA

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for managing an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) call over Long-Term Evolution (LTE) in a Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC) area, the method comprising:first detecting, by a User Equipment (UE), whether the IMS call over LTE is in an alert state and whether a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection is configured for the IMS call over LTE;
initiating, by the UE, a session alert refresh timer with a first value less than a second value of a data inactivity timer from a network entity;
second detecting, by the UE, whether the session alert refresh timer has expired before establishing the IMS call over LTE;
restarting, by the UE, the session alert refresh timer in response to a result of the second detecting indicating that the session alert refresh timer has expired before establishing the IMS call over LTE;
sending, by the UE, a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message to the network entity; and
determining, by the UE, whether a caller tune or media pre-configured prior to the IMS call being answered is configured between the first detecting and the initiating,
wherein the initiating a session alert refresh timer is performed in response to the caller tune or the media being configured,
stopping of the session alert refresh timer is performed in response to the caller tune or the media being not configured, and
the method keeps the UE in an RRC connected state by performing the restarting and the sending.

US Pat. No. 10,485,048

TDM TRANSMISSION FOR INTER-RAT DUAL CONNECTIVITY UE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A user equipment device (UE), comprising:at least one antenna;
at least one radio, wherein the at least one radio is configured to perform cellular communication using a first radio access technology (RAT);
one or more processors coupled to the at least one radio, wherein the one or more processors and the at least one radio are configured to perform voice and/or data communications;
wherein the one or more processors are configured to cause the UE to:
establish a first wireless link with a first cell according to the first RAT and a second wireless link with a second cell according to a second RAT, wherein the first cell operates in a first system bandwidth, and wherein the second cell operates in a second system bandwidth;
transmit a first indication that the UE supports uplink (UL) sharing for one or more of a first or second system bandwidths to one of a first or second cells, wherein the first and second system bandwidths are at least partially overlapping;
provide, to one of the first cell or the second cell, binary information indicating one of no retuning time needed and retuning time needed; and
receive, from one or more of the first or second cells, an allocation of first uplink resources associated with the first RAT and an allocation of second uplink resources associated with the second RAT, wherein the allocations correspond to using time division multiplexing (TDM) for uplink data transmissions for the first RAT and the second RAT according to the first and second uplink resources.

US Pat. No. 10,484,992

CHANNEL RESERVATION FOR MULTI-USER SCHEDULING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

8. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a resource request message from a base station;
identifying, by the UE, a subset of resources of a transmission opportunity included in the resource request message to be used for receiving data from the base station;
broadcasting, by the UE, a resource response message to a potential interference source indicating the subset of resources to be used for receiving data from the base station; and
receiving, by the UE, data from the base station using the subset of resources.

US Pat. No. 10,483,997

CIRCUIT FOR FREQUENCY TO TIME DOMAIN CONVERSION

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method for frequency to time domain conversion, comprising:receiving a set of frequency domain samples;
generating, based on the set of frequency domain samples:
a first sample subset comprising a predetermined fraction of the number of samples of the set of frequency domain samples; and
a second sample subset comprising the predetermined fraction of the number of samples of the set of frequency domain samples;
applying a linear phase rotation to the first sample subset and the second sample subset to produce a phase rotated first sample set and a phase rotated second sample subset;
post-processing the phase rotated first sample set to generate a first set of time domain samples;
post-processing the phase rotated second sample set to generate a second set of time domain samples; and
reordering the first set of time domain samples and the second set of time domain samples to produce an output set of time domain samples.

US Pat. No. 10,483,879

ON-LOAD TAP CHANGER AND METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING SAME

MASCHINENFABRIK REINHAUSE...

1. An on-load tap changer for uninterrupted switching between winding taps of a control winding, comprisinga changeover switch that has a first changeover contact, a second changeover contact and a third changeover contact and that can assume a first position in which the first and third changeover contacts are connected to each other, a second position in which the second and third changeover contacts are connected to each other, and a bridging position in which the first, second, and third changeover contacts are connected to one another;
a first fixed contact that can be connected with an associated first winding tap;
a second fixed contact that can be connected with an associated second winding tap;
a first movable contact that can selectably contact each of the fixed contacts
a second movable contact that can selectably contact each of the fixed contacts;
a main branch that connects the first movable contact with the first changeover contact;
an auxiliary branch that connects the second movable contact with the second changeover contact by a current-limiting resistor or varistor; and
a switching element connected between the main branch and the second changeover contact.

US Pat. No. 10,483,128

EPITAXIALLY COATED SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN EPITAXIALLY COATED SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER

SILTRONIC AG, Munich (DE...

1. An epitaxially coated semiconductor wafer, comprising:a substrate wafer comprising monocrystalline silicon having a front side, rear side, a center, and a periphery;
an epitaxial layer comprising silicon and having a polished surface on the front side of the substrate wafer, wherein the polished surface has an RMS roughness of not more than 0.055 nm in a measurement window having dimensions of 10 ?m×10 ?m;
a denuded zone extending from the polished surface of the epitaxial layer to the rear side of the substrate wafer as far as a depth which, between the center and the periphery of the semiconductor wafer, is not less than 6 ?m and not more than 14 ?m, and
a region adjoining the denuded zone and having BMD nuclei which can develop into BMDs by heat treatment, with a peak density of BMD nuclei of not less than 3.5×109 cm?3 at a distance of not more than 70 ?m from the polished surface of the epitaxial layer.

US Pat. No. 10,482,920

DIGITAL CONTENT REPRODUCTION CONTROL SIGNAL, PHONOGRAPH RECORD RECORDING CONTROL SIGNAL, DIGITAL CONTENT REPRODUCTION SYSTEM, DIGITAL CONTENT REPRODUCTION CONTROL SYSTEM, DIGITAL CONTENT REPRODUCTION CONTROL DEVICE, DIGITAL CONTENT REPRODUCTION METHOD, AN

PIONEER DJ CORPORATION, ...

2. A digital content reproduction system, comprising:a record disc in which a digital content reproduction control signal is recorded, the digital content reproduction control signal comprising: a first control signal comprising a time code recorded therein and comprising a predetermined frequency; and a second control signal comprising a 2n-fold frequency of the frequency of the first control signal, n representing a natural number, wherein the first control signal and the second control signal are combined such that zero-cross points of a waveform of the first control signal are aligned with zero-cross points of a waveform of the second control signal on a time axis and a reproduction direction of the record disc is indicated by a polarity of the second control signal at a timing of a sampling of the waveform of the second control signal subsequent to a timing of a sampling of each of the zero-cross points of the waveform of the first control signal;
a signal reproduction device configured to reproduce the digital content reproduction control signal recorded in the record disc; and
a reproduction processor configured to reproduce digital content based on the reproduced digital content reproduction control signal,
the reproduction processor comprising:
a reproduction direction judging unit configured to detect the polarity of the second control signal based on a detection of the zero-cross points of the first control signal, and judge the reproduction direction of the record disc;
a reproduction controlling unit configured to control a reproduction of the digital content based on the judgement result of the reproduction direction judging unit; and
a reproduction processing unit configured to be controlled by the reproduction controlling unit to reproduce the digital content.

US Pat. No. 10,482,560

SECURING A REMOTE VIDEO ACQUISITION IN REAL TIME

Siemens Mobility SAS, Ch...

1. A method for flagging a failure of a video system configured to send and display an image of a scene captured by a camera remotely, the video system having a device for capturing the image of the scene using the camera, a communication device for sending the image to a remote control station, and a display device for displaying the image at the remote control station, which comprises the steps of:generating for the image, via a first securing processor, an encoded marker encoded digitally in bits, the encoded marker including at least one item of information, being an identifier of the camera, encoded in binary that is used to identify the camera that took the image and an item of information, being a time variable, encoded in binary that is used to identify a date on which the image was taken by the camera in relation to a time reference, the first securing processor being configured to synchronize the time reference with a second processor;
inserting the encoded marker into the image taken by the camera in order to create a secure image configured to be sent by the communication device of the video system to the display device, an insertion into the image being carried out by an addition, for each bit of the encoded marker, of a pattern to the image in a spatial domain, the pattern being characterized in that a conversion thereof into the spectral domain is a predefined sub matrix of which at least one frequency coefficient encodes the bit of the encoded marker;
transmitting the secure image to the display device;
acquiring the secure image by an acquisition device to enable extraction of the encoded marker by an extraction device;
extracting the encoded marker of the secure image;
transmitting the encoded marker to the second processor;
verifying, via the second processor, the time variable by comparison with the time reference and of the identifier of the camera in order to check a temporal freshness of the secure image and an origin thereof using the identifier of the camera; and
flagging the failure of the video system if at least one of the items of information included in the encoded marker violates a predefined security criterion.

US Pat. No. 10,482,480

OCCUPANCY INTERACTION DETECTION

Enlighted, Inc., Sunnyva...

16. A method of occupancy interaction detection, comprising:sensing at least motion of an associate and a customer of an area;
receiving wireless beacons from a wireless device at least one of the associate or the customer, wherein the wireless beacons include identifier information of the associate and the customer;
identifying the at least one of the associate or the customer based on the identifier information;
tracking locations of the associate of the area based on the sensed motion of the associate;
tracking locations of the customer of the area based on the sensed motion of the customer;
identifying an interaction between the associate and the customer, comprising detecting the associate to be within a threshold distance of the customer based on the tracked locations of the associate and the tracked locations of the associate or the customer;
and
determining that the interaction between the associate and the customer is a customer engagement based on a time duration of the interaction; and
an environmental controller, wherein the environmental controller operates to control an environmental condition of the area, wherein the controller further operates to control the environmental controller to control the environmental condition of the area based at least in part on the tracked locations of at least one of the associate or the customer.

US Pat. No. 10,482,242

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING EVENT INQUIRIES IN A NETWORK

TANIUM INC., Emeryville,...

1. A method of monitoring a network comprising a collection of machines that forms a linear communication orbit, the method comprising:at a respective machine in the linear communication orbit:
receiving from a respective server, external to the linear communication orbit, an instruction packet via the linear communication orbit, wherein the instruction packet has been propagated to the respective machine through one or more upstream machines of the respective machine along the linear communication orbit, and wherein the instruction packet includes an instruction for establishing a direct duplex connection between the respective machine and the respective server;
in response to receiving the instruction packet through the linear communication orbit, sending an outbound connection request to the respective server to establish the direct duplex connection between the respective machine and the respective server in accordance with a respective network connection protocol; and
uploading local data to the respective server through the direct duplex connection, wherein the respective server is configured to perform analysis on the local data received from the respective machine through the direct duplex connection.

US Pat. No. 10,481,194

AUTOMATED HIGH FREQUENCY TEST STATION

CommScope Connectivity UK...

1. A test station comprising:a test platform including a plurality of probes configured for electrical connection to a design under test;
a radio frequency switch configured to receive at least first and second signals at first and second frequencies, the first and second frequencies being different from each other;
an amplifier positioned and electrically connected to one or more of the plurality of probes, the amplifier configured to receive the selected signal from the radio frequency switch and output a test signal, the test signal corresponding to an amplified selected signal;
a second amplifier positioned and electrically connected to one or more of the plurality of probes, the second amplifier configured to receive a result signal passed through the design under test;
a programmable attenuator connected to an output of the second amplifier and having configurable attenuation levels;
a power sensor electrically connected to receive a scaled result signal from the programmable attenuator based on the result signal and generate a sensed power output signal;
a control circuit communicatively connected to the radio frequency switch, amplifier, second amplifier, and power sensor, the control circuit configured to execute instructions to selectively apply the first and second frequencies as the test signal to the one or more of the plurality of probes, thereby applying a test signal at each of the first and second frequencies to the design under test, wherein the design under test comprises an electrical connector subassembly, the control circuit further configured to determine the existence of a faulty product incorporating the design under test based on the sensed power output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,480,979

FLOW METERS, FLOW METER CARTRIDGES, AND RELATED METHODS

Agilent Technologies, Inc...

10. A flow meter, comprising:a mainframe comprising a receptacle; and
a cartridge comprising a cartridge housing enclosing a cartridge interior, and configured for removable installation in the mainframe, a fluid inlet configured for conducting fluid from outside the cartridge housing to the cartridge interior, a chamber disposed in the cartridge interior, a chamber inlet communicating with the chamber, a flow sensor disposed in the cartridge interior and configured for measuring fluid flow rate into the chamber, and a fluid outlet, wherein:
the flow sensor comprises a displacement transducer disposed in the chamber;
the cartridge defines a flow path through the fluid inlet, through the chamber inlet, to the chamber, and toward the fluid outlet; and
the cartridge is movable through the receptacle between an uninstalled position at which the cartridge is unengaged with the mainframe, and an installed position at which the cartridge is engaged with the mainframe.

US Pat. No. 10,480,900

OPTICAL SYSTEM WITH CANT INDICATION

SIG SAUER, INC., Newingt...

1. A direct, see-through optical system having a main optical axis extending from an ocular end to an objective end of the optical system, the main optical axis of the optical system structured to be fixedly aligned with a long axis of a shooting device, the see-through optical system comprising:an electronic inclinometer structured to determine a cant of the shooting device relative to a vertical transverse axis of the main optical axis of the optical system; and
an electronic indicator structured to provide an indicator signal to a user related to the determined cant, including:
a first light indicator disposed adjacent a periphery of the optical system structured to be selectively illuminated to indicate a cant in a first direction; and
a second light indicator disposed adjacent the perimeter of the optical system structured to be selectively illuminated to indicate a cant in a second direction, the first and second light indicators each located on opposite sides of the vertical transverse axis and along a horizontal axis of the optical system.

US Pat. No. 10,480,725

LIGHT FIXTURE AND LENS FOR A LIGHT FIXTURE

1. A light fixture, comprising a housing having a depression in which at least one light-emitting diode is received, which is mounted on a mounting surface and which in operation of the light fixture emits light with an initial emission angle of more than 80°, and a lens arranged downstream of the light-emitting diode, having a central focus area and an outer area radially surrounding the focus area, whereinthe central focus area is configured in such a way that a part of the light propagating through the focus area is focused in such a way that a final emission angle of the light propagated through the focus area is at least 50° and at most 80°, and the outer area of the lens is spaced at least 2 mm from the mounting surface in a vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,480,529

INDUCED DRAFT FAN AND GAS FURNACE COMPRISING THE SAME

ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOT...

1. An induced draft fan, comprising:a volute comprising a chamber and an air discharge pipe; and
a wind wheel disposed in the chamber of the volute;
wherein
the wind wheel is connected to a rotation shaft of a motor;
the air discharge pipe is disposed on one side of the volute, and comprises an inner pipe and an outer pipe surrounding the inner pipe;
the inner pipe of the air discharge pipe communicates with the chamber to form an air discharge passage;
an annular groove is disposed between the inner pipe and the outer pipe; and
an outer end of the outer pipe is provided with a curved groove, the curved groove extends axially and circumferentially to divide the outer pipe into a fixed part and a flexible part.

US Pat. No. 10,480,220

BOWDEN CABLE BEARING FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE LOCK

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A motor vehicle latch, comprising:a Bowden cable,
a retainer for retaining the Bowden cable in the latch, the retainer comprising a base, a support surface, and a step mandrel for receiving the Bowden cable,
a frame box, and
a lock housing comprising a housing surface and defining a circular opening and a counter-contour,
wherein the retainer is an element separate from the lock housing and from the frame box,
wherein the base defines a cylindrical pin with different diameters and/or cross section areas,
wherein the base extends into the circular opening,
wherein the step mandrel defines a retaining area configured to retain the Bowden cable and an open insertion area above retaining area configured to allow the Bowden cable to be inserted in the retaining area and removed from the retaining area,
wherein the counter-contour protrudes from the housing surface over the circular opening, and
wherein the support surface abuts the housing surface and defines an installation aid that interlocks with the counter-contour.

US Pat. No. 10,480,190

GLUELAM STRUCTURAL MEMBER AND A METHOD OF PRODUCING SUCH A GLUELAM STRUCTURAL MEMBER

Stora Enso OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A structural member in the form of a gluelam beam having an elongate cross section presenting a horizontally oriented short side and a predetermined main bending direction, which is perpendicular to the short side, comprising:a plurality of glued-together wood lamellae, each having a lamella cross section which is parallel with a cross section of the structural member and a longitudinal direction which is parallel with a longitudinal direction of the structural member and with a principal grain direction of the wood lamellae,
wherein the lamellae are formed as radial sections of a log,
wherein the lamellae present cross sections which are triangular or trapezoidal and present a respective planar major base surface that is formed at a radially outer part of the log,
wherein the planar major base surfaces are perpendicular to the main bending direction, and wherein the planar major base surfaces are parallel to the short side of the cross section,
wherein the structural member comprises at least two glued-together layers of lamellae that are arranged such that the planar major base surfaces of a pair of immediately adjacent lamellae face opposite directions, and,
wherein a layer that is positioned closer, as seen in the main bending direction, to an outer face of the structural member presents a smaller number of annual rings than a layer that is positioned further away from the outer face.

US Pat. No. 10,480,105

ZONED FABRIC SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Reebok International Limi...

1. A zoned garment, comprising:a first woven component;
a second woven component;
a first space between the first and second woven components defining a first channel configured to be filled with a fill material, wherein along the first channel the first woven component is disposed above the second woven component;
a third woven component extending such that the first and second woven components are woven together where there is no channel; and
a second space between the first and second woven components opposite the first space, the second space defining a second channel configured to be filled with a fill material, wherein along the second channel the first woven component is disposed below the second woven component;
wherein the first and second woven components form a reversible pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,480,039

METHOD FOR TREATING LIGNOCELLULOSIC MATERIALS

Stora Enso OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A method of generating a refined a sugar stream that comprises xylose from a biomass hydrolysis solution, comprising:(i) contacting a biomass hydrolysis solution that comprises a population of mixed sugars comprising xylose, an acid, and impurities, with a thermally-phase separable solvent to form an extraction mixture; and
(ii) separating, by inducing a phase separation with an increased temperature, from said extraction mixture a first stream comprising the thermally-phase separable solvent, acid, and impurities and a second, refined sugar stream that comprises xylose.

US Pat. No. 10,479,482

PROPELLER WITH PASSIVE VARIABLE PITCH AND ROTATABLE BASE

Kitty Hawk Corporation, ...

1. A propeller assembly comprising:a blade adapted to rotate about a longitudinal axis of the blade to vary a pitch of the blade, wherein the blade includes a plurality of bearings provided on a proximal end of the blade and the plurality of bearings includes a swivel bearing; and
a joint adapted to couple the blade to a central shaft of the assembly via the plurality of bearings, wherein the joint is adapted to telescope and twist along the central shaft of the assembly such that in a first position, the blade is at a first angle and in a second position, the blade is at a second angle greater than the first angle.

US Pat. No. 10,479,153

UNDER BED HITCH MOUNTING SYSTEM

HORIZON GLOBAL AMERICAS I...

1. A hitch mounting system capable of attaching to a vehicle, the vehicle having a frame and a load bed, the hitch mounting system comprising:at least one rail, the at least one rail being a generally continuous rectangular shaped tubular member, wherein the tubular member comprises at least one end portion formed from the at least one rail, wherein the at least one end portion is deformed in a shape capable of attaching to the frame of the vehicle;
at least one mounting aperture located in the at least one rail;
at least one receiving member directly mounted in the at least one mounting aperture, the at least one receiving member capable of having secured thereto an accessory; and
a bracket, wherein a first portion of the bracket is attachable to the frame of the vehicle and a second portion of the bracket is attached to an underside of the at least one rail.

US Pat. No. 10,478,745

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO VAPORIZE A PROCESS STREAM BY MIXING THE STREAM WITH A HEATING MEDIUM

CAMERON SOLUTIONS, INC., ...

1. A method to vaporize a process stream, the method comprising:routing the process stream into a liquid pool zone of a vessel, the liquid pool zone including a heating medium, the heating medium being less volatile than the process stream and maintained at an operating temperature determined by vaporization requirements;
pre-mixing the process stream and the heating medium outside of the liquid pool zone of the vessel;
vaporizing volatile components of the process stream due to contact with the heating medium in the liquid pool zone;
removing a vaporized portion of the process stream from a vapor separation zone of the vessel as a vaporized process stream; and
removing solids from the liquid pool zone of the vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,478,073

MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. A medical image processing apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to
set a plurality of capture timings in one heartbeat of a heart based on cardiac phases, wherein a long time interval is set for a period in which movement of the heart is fast, and a short time interval is selected for a period in which movement of the heart is slow,
capture plurality of volume data at the plurality of capture timings,
extract at least two coronary artery centerline structures from the volume data,
generate a plurality of coronary artery centerline structures concerning other cardiac phases between the at least two specific cardiac phases in the one heartbeat by interpolating the plurality of coronary artery centerline structures based on the at least two extracted coronary artery centerline structures, and
calculate a plurality of displacement distributions representing a displacement at each point on the coronary artery centerline structure between respective cardiac phases of the plurality of cardiac phases, based on the plurality of coronary artery centerline structures at the phases in the one heartbeat.
US Pat. No. 10,479,849

LOW EMISSION PROPYLENE-BASED POLYMER RESINS

BRASKEM AMERICA, INC., P...

1. A propylene-based polymer resin comprising:a volatile organic compound content no greater than 125 ppm;
a semi-volatile organic compound content no greater than 500 ppm; and
a C36 oligomeric content no greater than 250 ppm, wherein the propylene-based polymer resin is produced utilizing a Ziegler-Natta catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,485,115

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH HINGE DEFINING AN ASYMMETRICAL SERVICE LOOP FOR A FLEXIBLE DISPLAY AND CORRESPONDING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first device housing and a second device housing;
a hinge coupling the first device housing to the second device housing, the first device housing pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing;
one or more springs; and
a flexible display coupled to the first device housing and the second device housing and spanning the hinge;
wherein:
one housing of the first device housing or the second device housing defines a curvilinear recess causing the flexible display to define a service loop, the service loop comprising a hemi-cardioid contour defining a convex lobe extending to a bifurcated distal cusp, when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge from an axially displaced open position to a closed position;
a first portion of the hemi-cardioid contour disposed to a first side of an axis bisecting the bifurcated distal cusp defines both a convex contour and a concave contour abutting the curvilinear recess;
another housing of the first device housing or the second device housing defines a linear recess into which the flexible display is positioned;
a second portion of the hemi-cardioid contour disposed to a second side of the axis bisecting the bifurcated distal cusp defines a linear portion extending distally from the convex lobe;
the service loop becomes planar when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge to the axially displaced open position from the closed position; and
the one or more springs bias the first device housing away from the second device housing when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge to the axially displaced open position from the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,485,103

ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS ATTACHED TO FABRIC

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An item, comprising:fabric having a conductive strand;
an electrical component electrically connected to the conductive strand, wherein the electrical component has a recess interposed between first and second portions of the electrical component, wherein electrical current passes through the first and second portions, and wherein the conductive strand passes through the recess in the electrical component; and
a protective cover that encapsulates at least part of the electrical component.

US Pat. No. 10,485,083

DISCHARGE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISCHARGING ELECTROSTATIC CHARGES

1. A discharge device for a rolling bearing, said discharge device comprising:a flexurally elastic conductor including a first conductor section and a second conductor section for forming a contact arrangement at a rolling bearing, said first conductor section being formed for contacting a first bearing ring and said second conductor section being formed for contacting a second bearing ring of the rolling bearing, an electrically conductive connection being formed between the first bearing ring and the second bearing ring by the conductor, wherein the conductor is made of a carbon fiber arrangement, said carbon fiber arrangement of the conductor including a fiber braid, a fiber felt and/or a fiber mat, which is provided with a coating of pyrolytically deposited carbon.

US Pat. No. 10,485,081

MONITORING SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, AND MONITORING SYSTEM CONTROL METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A monitoring system comprising:lighting equipment to be turned on by means of main power;
a remote control device configured to turn off the lighting equipment;
a battery configured to supply reserve power;
a sensor configured to perform predetermined measurement by means of the main power;
a detector configured to detect whether or not supply of the main power has been stopped by operation of a predetermined switch, and generate a detection result; and
a communicator configured to transmit the detection result by means of the reserve power in a case where the supply of the main power has been stopped.

US Pat. No. 10,485,079

CENTRALIZED CONTROLLER INTERFACE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING DEVICES IN A LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

Douglas Lighting Controls...

1. A method of configuring a device of a lighting control system, the method comprising:providing a configuration interface by a centralized controller of the lighting control system;
receiving device configuration information via the configuration interface, wherein the device configuration information comprises a device type;
placing a communication network of the lighting control system into a programming mode, wherein one or more elements are caused to flash for each of one or more devices coupled to the lighting control system and matching the received device type;
detecting a programming request received from a first device of the one or more devices coupled to the lighting control system and matching the received device type; and
transmitting configuration data representing at least a portion of the received device configuration information from the centralized controller to the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,717

CODEC ARCHITECTURE FOR MULTIPLE LAYER VIDEO CODING

VID SCALE, Inc., Wilming...

1. A method comprising:receiving base layer (BL) coded data, enhancement layer (EL) coded data, and inter-layer prediction (ILP) information, wherein the ILP information is packetized in a network abstraction unit separate from network abstraction units containing the BL coded data and the EL coded data;
reconstructing a BL picture based on the BL coded data;
performing a picture level inter-layer process on the reconstructed BL picture to generate an inter-layer reference (ILR) picture based on the packetized ILP information; and
reconstructing an EL picture based on the ILR picture and the EL coded data.

US Pat. No. 10,484,686

PALETTE CODING MODES AND PALETTE FLIPPING

VID SCALE, Inc., Wilming...

1. A method for coding a video signal using a color palette, the method comprising:determining a first cost associated with coding at least a first pixel of the video signal using index mode, wherein the index mode is enabled for the first pixel;
determining a second cost associated with coding at least the first pixel using copy-above mode, wherein the copy-above mode is enabled for the first pixel;
determining a third cost associated with coding a first run of pixels using the index mode and a second run of pixels using the copy-above mode, wherein the first run starts with the first pixel, the second run starts immediately after the first run, and the third cost is a minimum cost among a plurality of combinations of run-lengths for the first and second runs; and
selecting a palette coding mode based on the first, second and third costs.

US Pat. No. 10,484,415

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING SECURITY RISKS IN NETWORK PAGES

Worldpay, LLC, Symmes To...

1. A method for detecting security risks in network pages, comprising:providing at least one secure transaction page to a secure transaction provider, the secure transaction page enabling the secure transaction provider to request secure transactions;
determining an expected request rate for the secure transaction page by the secure transaction provider based on a history of request rate for the secure transaction page;
determining an actual request rate for the secure transaction page by the secure transaction provider, the actual request rate being indicative of a number of calls for the secure transaction page over a predetermined time period;
determining a first predetermined threshold for a change in request rate for the secure transaction page by the secure transaction provider, the change in request rate representing a difference between the expected request rate and the actual request rate;
determining that the first predetermined threshold, for the change in request rate for the secure transaction page by the secure transaction provider, has been exceeded, with the actual request rate being lower than the expected request rate by an amount exceeding the first predetermined threshold;
in response to determining that the first predetermined threshold, for the change in request rate for the secure transaction page by the secure transaction provider, has been exceeded, declining at least one of a new token request or a card-not-present (CNP) token request from the secure transaction provider;
providing a notification to the secure transaction provider based on the determination that the first predetermined threshold, for the change in request rate for the secure transaction page by the secure transaction provider, has been exceeded;
receiving secure transaction data from the secure transaction provider; and
determining a second predetermined threshold, the second predetermined threshold being lower than the first predetermined threshold, for a change in request rate for the secure transaction page by the secure transaction provider, based on the secure transaction data from the secure transaction provider.

US Pat. No. 10,481,229

MAGNETIC-RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. A magnetic-resonance imaging apparatus, comprising:a gradient coil configured to apply a gradient magnetic field to an imaging space in which a subject is placed;
a transmitter coil configured to apply a RF (radio frequency) pulse to the imaging space; and
processing circuitry configured to calculate a target temperature of the gradient coil throughout a plurality of protocols to be executed in an examination of the subject, control a temperature of the gradient coil to approach the target temperature when data used to set a center frequency of the RF pulse is measured, generate image data based on MR signal data acquired by executing the plurality of protocols, and display an image based on the generated image data on a display.

US Pat. No. 10,480,201

PANEL FOR FORMING A FLOOR COVERING AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH PANELS

UNILIN, BVBA, Wielsbeke ...

12. A panel comprising at least a substrate of thermoplastic material having a thickness of 1.3 to 10 millimeter, and a top layer with a printed decor and a translucent or transparent wear layer, wherein said thermoplastic material is chosen from the list comprising of polyvinylchloride, polypropylene, polyethylene and polyurethane and wherein said substrate forms more than one half the thickness of the panel, said panel being a floor panel for a floating floor covering and comprising at two or more opposite edges coupling parts with which two of such floor panels are able to be coupled at said edges in such a manner that they are mutually locked in a horizontal direction perpendicular to the respective edge and in the plane of the floor panels, as well as in a vertical direction perpendicular to the plane of the floor panels, wherein said substrate substantially consists of three layers, including a lowermost layer, a central layer and an uppermost layer, all made from thermoplastic material, wherein the thermoplastic material of the lowermost layer and the uppermost layer is more rigid than the thermoplastic material of the central layer,wherein said lowermost and said uppermost layer comprise less than 5 percent by weight of plasticizer or no plasticizer, and
wherein said central layer comprises 12 percent by weight or more of plasticizer.

US Pat. No. 10,479,611

VERY HIGH-SPEED LINEAR SORTATION CONVEYOR WITH DYNAMIC RECIRCULATION CAPACITY

INTELLIGRATED HEADQUARTER...

1. A sortation controller of a material handling system, the sortation controller comprising:a processor subsystem in communication with a device interface and a pin guide assembly of a recirculation sortation conveyor, the processor subsystem is configured to:
determine a predicted induction position of an undiverted article on an endless apron of the recirculation sortation conveyor;
determine a capacity of two recirculation conveyors that receive articles from a respective lateral side of the recirculation sortation conveyor;
wherein, in response to determining that at least one of the two recirculation conveyors has available capacity, the processor subsystem is configured to:
select at least one of the two recirculation conveyors, wherein the selected at least one of the two recirculation conveyors has available capacity; and
assign a pre-sort section of the pin guide assembly to position the undiverted article on a selected lateral side of the endless apron corresponding to a selected one of the two recirculation conveyors; and
wherein, in response to determining that neither of two recirculation conveyors has available capacity, the processor subsystem is configured to:
assign a divert section of the pin guide assembly to laterally divert to a divert location on a selected lateral side of the recirculation sortation conveyor, wherein the divert section comprises more than one divert guide path, each respective divert guide path comprising an arcuate portion having a continuously increasing slope without a breakpoint to laterally accelerate the diverted article without an abrupt initial force being applied; and
assign the pre-sort section to position the undiverted article on the selected lateral side having one or more pushers that are configured to flank the undiverted article such that it is diverted by the divert section.

US Pat. No. 10,479,379

POWER CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE SYSTEM

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A power control system for a vehicle system, the power control system comprising:one or more processors configured to identify coupler nodes in a vehicle system for travel of the vehicle system along a route, the coupler nodes representative of slack states of couplers between vehicles in the vehicle system, the one or more processors also configured to determine one or more combined driving parameters at one or more locations along the route where a state of one or more of the coupler nodes in the vehicle system will change within the vehicle system during the upcoming movement of the vehicle system, wherein the one or more processors also are configured to determine a restriction on operations of the vehicle system to control the coupler nodes during the upcoming movement of the vehicle system and to distribute the one or more combined driving parameters among two or more of the vehicles by determining individual driving parameters for the two or more vehicles based on the restriction that is determined, the individual driving parameters including one or more throttle settings or brake settings of the vehicles.

US Pat. No. 10,479,289

ACTIVE SURROUND VIEW SYSTEM WITH SELF-CLEANING MECHANISM

TRW AUTOMOTIVE U.S. LLC, ...

1. A surround view system for a vehicle comprising:a plurality of brackets adjacent interior surfaces of windows of the vehicle;
a plurality of camera assemblies within the brackets, each camera assembly including a lens having a field of view extending through one of the windows for acquiring images of a vehicle exterior, the images acquired by the lenses through the windows being integrated together to form a 360° view of the vehicle exterior; and
a controller which receives the images from each lens and, in response to detecting a visual obstruction on one of the windows based on the received images, moves the window having the visual obstruction relative to the camera assembly to remove the visual obstruction to a predetermined degree.

US Pat. No. 10,478,924

METAL PARTICLE AND ELECTROCONDUCTIVE PASTE FORMED THEREFROM

Napra Co., Ltd., Tokyo (...

1. An electro-conductive paste comprising a metal particle and a vehicle, wherein:the metal particle consists of a core part and an outer shell, the core part containing a metal or an alloy, the outer shell containing an intermetallic compound and covering the core part;
50% or more of a total surface area of the core part is covered with the outer shell;
a particle size of the metal particle is from 1 ?m to 20 ?m;
the core part containing Sn or a Sn alloy;
the outer shell containing an intermetallic compound of Sn and Cu; and
the metal particle is dispersed in the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,485,084

STATIC ELIMINATOR

Alpha Innovation, Inc., ...

1. A protective ionizing laminate (PIL) static eliminating device that comprises:a) at least two laminate layers comprising a first laminate layer and a second laminate layer, wherein the first laminate layer, the second laminate layer, or both has a thickness ranging between about 5 ?m to about 300 ?m;
b) a plurality of electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers, wherein the plurality of electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers forms a pattern;
c) a ground in communication with the electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers;
wherein the at least two laminate layers are laminated together with the electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers and at least a portion of the ground positioned there between, to thereby form a laminated enclosure; and
d) an edge cut into the laminated enclosure exposing the plurality of electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers to create an edge of ionizing points, to thereby obtain a PIL static eliminating device, wherein the plurality of electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers is encased by the two laminate layers except for the edge of ionizing points, wherein the diameter of the ionizing points ranges from between about 100 nm to 50 ?m;wherein air between the ionizing points and charged material passing by or near the PIL static eliminating device is sufficiently ionized to remove or reduce static charge from the passing material.

US Pat. No. 10,485,032

PROVIDING A NETWORK GATEWAY FOR USER DEVICES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:one or more memory devices to store instructions;
one or more processors to execute the instructions to:
determine that a gateway establishment condition is satisfied,
the gateway establishment condition relating to a condition of a network associated with determining whether to utilize a user device as a gateway user device;
transmit an offer for compensation to a first user device;
select, based on receiving an acceptance of the offer for compensation, the first user device from a set of user devices to establish a gateway connection,
the first user device being selected based upon a set of selection criteria,
the first user device being connected to a base station,
the first user device being capable of establishing the gateway connection,
the first user device being capable of switching between a primary connection mode and a gateway mode,
the primary connection mode relating to when the first user device is connected to the base station and not being utilized to provide a gateway connection to a second user device, and
the gateway mode relating to when the first user device is being utilized to provide the gateway connection to the second user device,
the gateway connection being an ad hoc network connection between the second user device and the first user device that facilitates transfer of network traffic from the second user device to the base station via the first user device,
the ad hoc network connection being a wireless local area network connection, and
the first user device to provide, via the ad hoc network connection, information identifying available bandwidth via the gateway connection, information identifying a signal strength of a connection with the base station, and information identifying a maximum quantity of second user devices that may connect based on a predetermined threshold of connections,
 the information identifying the available bandwidth via the gateway connection, the signal strength of the signal strength of the connection with the base station, and the maximum quantity of second user devices that may connect being detectable by other second user devices;
cause the gateway mode to be activated on the first user device based on selecting the first user device,
the gateway mode being associated with the first user device providing the gateway connection; and
transmit instructions to facilitate the second user device utilizing the gateway connection to transfer network traffic to the base station via the first user device,
the instructions including credential information,
the credential information including:
 information identifying the gateway connection, and
 information identifying a password for accessing the gateway connection,
the first user device receiving the network traffic from the second user device via the wireless local area network connection, and
the first user device routing the network traffic from the second user device to the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,485,022

EFFICIENT SIGNALING OVER ACCESS CHANNEL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, the method comprising:determining an estimate of channel quality based at least in part on at least a metric of an observed transmission;
determining a terminal requirement associated with data available for transmission;
selecting a group of access sequences from a plurality of groups of access sequences based at least in part on the determined terminal requirement and comparing the determined estimate of channel quality to a range of channel quality values; and
transmitting an access sequence selected from the selected group of access sequences.

US Pat. No. 10,484,560

IMAGE CAPTURING METHOD CAPABLE OF ARRANGING A PLURALITY OF REGION IMAGES AND IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE USING THE SAME

AVISION INC., Hsinchu (T...

1. An image capturing method, comprising:receiving a paper sheet having a plurality of regions by an image capturing device;
providing a user interface by the image capturing device, wherein there is a fold mark formed between every two adjacent regions, and the paper sheet has a plurality of the fold marks;
setting an arrangement regulation of the regions in response to an operation of a user to the user interface;
capturing a plurality of region images of the regions of the paper sheet by the image capturing device; and
arranging the region images by the image capturing device according to the arrangement regulation.

US Pat. No. 10,484,078

RECONFIGURABLE AND MODULAR ACTIVE REPEATER DEVICE

MOVANDI CORPORATION, New...

1. An active repeater device, comprising:a primary sector that includes a baseband signal processor and a first radio head (RH) unit, wherein
a first antenna array in the first RH unit is configured to receive a first beam of input RF signals, wherein the first beam of input RF signals is received from at least one of one or more remote user equipment (UEs) or a base station;
a first circuitry in the first RH unit is configured to generate a first set of analog baseband signals based on the received first beam of input RF signals;
a second circuitry in the baseband signal processor is configured to convert the first set of analog baseband signals received from the first RH unit to a first set of coded data signals; and
a digital modem circuitry in the baseband signal processor is configured to extract control information from the first set of coded data signals by decoding only a header portion of the first set of coded data signals without demodulation of data portion of the first set of coded data signals; and
one or more secondary sectors, wherein each of the one or more secondary sectors are communicatively coupled to the primary sector and includes a second RH unit, wherein
the second RH unit is configured to transmit the first set of coded data signals as one or more beams of output RF signals by one or more second antenna arrays of the one or more secondary sectors to the one or more remote UEs or a base station, based on the extracted control information from the first set of coded data signals, wherein the one or more beams of output RF signals are transmitted without demodulation of the data portion of the first set of coded data signals within the active repeater device to reduce latency for transmission of the first set of coded data signals.

US Pat. No. 10,483,795

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATION WITH AN ARRAY OF INVERTERS

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. A method for establishing communication between a controller and a plurality of inverters, the inverters configured to convert direct current (DC) power from an alternative energy source to AC power, the method comprising:receiving with an inverter of the plurality of inverters a response request transmitted by the controller via an AC line, the response request including a length of a response time window;
determining a random response time for the inverter based on the length of the response time window;
transmitting a response to the controller at the response time, the response including an identification of the inverter;
and
in response to receiving an acknowledgement from the controller in response to the transmitted response, updating the inverter's operation to ignore subsequent response requests from the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,482,599

NAVIGATION OF TUBULAR NETWORKS

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A robotic medical system for bronchoscopy, the system comprising:a robotic arm comprising a plurality of segments, the robotic arm extending from a base;
a robotically-controllable bronchoscope removably coupled to the robotic arm, the bronchoscope configured for insertion into a bronchial network of a patient, wherein a distal end of the bronchoscope is articulable; and
a command console comprising a command module configured to allow an operator to remotely control the bronchoscope, wherein the command module is configured to allow the operator to remotely articulate the distal end bronchoscope, and wherein the command module comprises a trackball;
a display;
at least one computer-readable medium having stored thereon instructions and at least one processor in communication with the at least one computer-readable medium and configured to execute the instructions to cause a navigation module to:
display a model of the bronchial network;
access a selected target location in the bronchial network;
access a determined path from an entry point to the target location;
receive input data related to a position of the bronchoscope from a plurality of data sources;
determine the position of the bronchoscope within the bronchial network based on the input data from one or more of the plurality of data sources;
display the determined position of the bronchoscope relative to the displayed model of the bronchial network; and
display navigational guidance on the display, the navigational guidance comprising the determined path to the target location, a distance to the target location, a location of the bronchoscope relative to the model of the bronchial network, and depth data.

US Pat. No. 10,482,374

ENSEMBLE LEARNING BASED IMAGE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS

Gyrfalcon Technology Inc....

1. An ensemble learning based image classification system comprising:a plurality of cellular neural networks (CNN) based integrated circuits (ICs) with one of the plurality of CNN based ICs configured as a meta learner of an ensemble for an image classification task while the remaining CNN based ICs operatively coupling together as a set of base learners, each base learner being configured with at least one of a plurality of distinct deep learning models;
a controller configured for managing data and computation flow of the ensemble; and
a memory based data buffer for holding input imagery data to be classified via the ensemble.

US Pat. No. 10,481,706

TOUCH PANEL

TPK Holding Co., Ltd., G...

1. A touch panel, comprising:a touch region;
a border region disposed outside said touch region;
a signal transmission device disposed in said border region, said signal transmission device comprising at least one heterogeneous conducting line outside said touch region; and
a light transmission pattern disposed in said border region and partially overlapping said signal transmission device along a vertical projection direction;
wherein said heterogeneous conducting line comprises at least one transparent conducting line overlapping partial said light transmission pattern along said vertical projection direction, said heterogeneous conducting line further comprises at least one opaque conducting line, said transparent conducting lines are electrically connected to said opaque conducting line, and said heterogeneous conducting line does not generate a touch signal by itself.

US Pat. No. 10,480,047

PROCESS FOR RECOVERING TITANIUM DIOXIDE FROM TITANIUM CONTAINING MATERIALS

ARGEX TITANIUM INC., Lav...

1. A process for producing a titanium dioxide product using super-atmospheric pressure conditions, the process comprising:a. leaching a feed material in acidic leaching solution at high intensity and super atmospheric pressure to form a leaching slurry having a solids content of 20 wt % to 35 wt % on a total slurry basis, said titanium containing ore having a mean particle size below 100 microns and said an acidic leaching solution comprising water and HCl at an HCl concentration above 11N;
b. separating the leaching slurry into a solid residue stream and a pregnant liquor comprising titanium and iron compounds and adding chlorine to the pregnant liquor to promote conversion of FeCl2 into FeCl3 to form a treated pregnant liquor;
c. removing FeCl3 by solvent extraction at super-atmospheric conditions to provide a FeCl3 enriched stream and FeCl3 depleted stream;
d. recovering titanium compounds from the FeCl3 depleted stream by solvent extraction at super-atmospheric conditions to produce a titanium enriched stream and a titanium depleted raffinate stream;
e. recovering HCl from the FeCl3 enriched stream and the titanium depleted raffinate stream for reuse in the leaching of step a.;
f. hydrolyzing the titanium enriched stream under plug flow conditions, super-atmospheric pressure, and a temperature of 110° C. to 125° C. to produce a hydrolysate stream comprising TiO2.H2O particles;
g. drying the hydrolysate stream for 2 to 4 hours while maintaining the temperature in a range of 100° C. to 250° C. to remove interstitial water, to inhibit rupture of the TiO2.H2O particles, and to produce a dried hydrolysate stream;
h. calcining the dried hydrolysate stream to convert TiO2.H2O to TiO2 and produce a calcined TiO2 material; and
i. converting the calcined TiO2 material into a pigment grade titanium oxide product.

US Pat. No. 10,479,860

METHOD FOR PREPARING HIGHLY TRANSPARENT AND HIGHLY HEAT-RESISTANT POLYCARBONATE ESTER

SK CHEMICALS CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for preparing a bio-based polycarbonate ester comprising a repeating unit of Formula 1, comprising the steps of:(1) subjecting a reaction mixture comprising a compound of Formula 2 and a halogenation agent to convert the compound of Formula 2 into an intermediate reactant of Formula 2a and then subjecting the intermediate reactant of Formula 2a to a nucleophilic reaction with phenol to yield a diphenyl ester of Formula 3; and
(2) subjecting the diphenyl ester of Formula 3 prepared in step (1), a compound of Formula 4, and 1,4:3,6-dianhydrohexitol to a polycarbonate melt polycondensation reaction to yield the bio-based polycarbonate ester comprising the repeating unit of Formula 1:

wherein
R is methyl or hydrogen,
R1 and R2 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C18 aliphatic group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C18 aromatic group,
R3 is F, Cl, or Br, and
x is a real number of 0

US Pat. No. 10,479,729

SHADED ZIRCONIA CERAMIC MATERIAL AND MACHINABLE SINTERED CERAMIC BODIES MADE THEREFROM

James R. Glidewell Dental...

1. A sintered ceramic body suitable for use in dental restoration applications comprising:a. a ceramic material that comprises zirconia and
b. a coloring agent comprising 0.002 mass % to 0.65 mass % of terbium (Tb) and chromium (Cr) combined, measured as metal ions,
wherein the mass ratio of Tb to Cr, measured as metal ions, is in the range of approximately 93:7 Tb:Cr to approximately 99.5:0.5 Tb:Cr.

US Pat. No. 10,479,664

LIGHTWEIGHT PLATFORM FOR A FIRE APPARATUS

Oshkosh Corporation, Osh...

1. A fire apparatus, comprising:a chassis;
a ladder assembly having a proximal end pivotably coupled to the chassis and a distal end opposite the proximal end; and
a basket pivotably coupled to the distal end of the ladder assembly, the basket comprising:
a subfloor assembly, comprising:
a front member extending in a first direction;
a rear member extending in the first direction, wherein the front member and the rear member are offset a distance from one another in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction;
an inner member extending from the front member to the rear member;
an outer member having a first end portion coupled to the rear member and a second end portion opposite the first end portion; and
an angled member extending from the second end portion of the outer member to the front member; and
a floor panel coupled to a top surface of the subfloor assembly and configured to support a user;
a first upright member and a second upright member each coupled to the subfloor assembly;
wherein the upright members extend below the floor panel, and wherein the distal end of the ladder assembly is pivotably coupled to a lower end portion of each upright member such that the basket is configured to rotate relative to the ladder assembly about an axis of rotation positioned below the floor panel; and
wherein the outer member is shorter than the distance between the front member and the rear member such that the angled member extends at an angle relative to the front member.

US Pat. No. 10,479,171

LAMINATED VEHICLE GLAZING

PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED,...

1. A laminated vehicle glazing comprising,a first glass ply coated with an electrically conductive coating,
a second glass ply,
an interlayer ply comprising polyvinyl butyral, and
a first busbar comprising a conductive foil,
wherein the electrically conductive coating comprises at least two layers, an outermost layer of which is a pyrolytically deposited transparent conductive oxide layer that is chemical vapour deposited and comprises fluorine doped tin oxide,
wherein the transparent conductive oxide coating has average surface roughness Sa greater than or equal to 8 nm, and
wherein the first busbar is in direct contact with both the electrically conductive coating and the interlayer ply.

US Pat. No. 10,478,434

CRYSTALLIZATION PROCESS OF ARIPIPRAZOLE DERIVATIVES IN EXTENDED RELEASE FORMULATIONS FOR TREATMENT OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

ALKERMES PHARMA IRELAND L...

1. A process for making a compound of Formula (A) in crystal form:
wherein Ra is CH2OC(O)R1 and wherein R1 is a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic moiety;
the process comprising the steps of:
(a) dissolving the compound of Formula (A) or a salt or solvate thereof in a first solvent to form a homogeneous drug solution;
(b) optionally combining the drug solution with a second solvent;
(c) cooling the solution; and
(d) when the temperature of the solution is within the range of about 31-38° C., further homogenizing the solution to induce formation of the compound of Formula (A) in crystal form.
US Pat. No. 10,478,470

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING LEUPROLIDE AND HAVING BOTH IMMEDIATE AND SUSTAINED RELEASE PROPERTIES

SK CHEMICALS CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for preparing a pharmaceutical composition, the method comprising the steps of:(a) preparing an immediate release part comprising leuprolide as a first active ingredient;
(b) preparing a sustained release part comprising leuprolide contained in a microsphere as a second active ingredient, wherein the microsphere is prepared by the steps of:
(i) mixing an inner aqueous phase (W1) containing leuprolide, a thickener and an aqueous solvent with an oil phase (O) containing a polymer and a fat-soluble solvent to obtain a W1/O emulsion;
(ii) dispersing the W1/O emulsion of step (i) in a polyvinyl alcohol aqueous solution (W2) to obtain a W1/O/W2 emulsion; and
(iii) drying and recovering the W1/O/W2 emulsion prepared in step (ii); and
(c) mixing the immediate release part and the sustained release part in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier to form a pharmaceutical composition, wherein the immediate release part comprises 0.1% to 20% of a total amount of leuprolide in the pharmaceutical composition and wherein the microsphere of the sustained release part comprises 80% to 99.9% of the total amount of leuprolide in the pharmaceutical composition; and wherein the ratio of leuprolide in the immediate release part to leuprolide in the microsphere of the sustained release part is determined to achieve both immediate and sustained release properties.
US Pat. No. 10,479,808

BISPHOSPHONATE-BASED COORDINATION COMPLEXES AS ENHANCED PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

University of Puerto Rico...

1. A bisphosphonate-based coordination complex comprising: a mixture of alendronic acid, etidronic acid and a magnesium salt, wherein a single crystal form is characterized by major x-ray powder diffraction peaks at 2? angles of 10.46, 10.88, 14.46, 19.96, 22.60, and 23.08.

US Pat. No. 10,485,114

ENGAGING STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel, a backlight module and a housing, the display panel and the backlight module disposed in an accommodating space of the housing, the housing comprising a frame, a rear plate and a plurality of assembling modules, wherein an inner surface of the frame is assembled with an outer surface of a side of the rear plate through one of the plurality of assembling modules to create the accommodating space, and one of the plurality of assembling modules comprises:
an engaging structure disposed on the inner surface of the frame, and the engaging structure comprising a base, a first positioning element, and a second positioning element, wherein the first positioning element comprises a connecting portion, a guiding portion, and a baffle portion disposed therebetween, and the guiding portion is bent toward the accommodating space; and
an accommodating hole and a guiding structure disposed at the side of the rear plate, the accommodating hole disposed correspondingly to the second positioning element of the engaging structure for engaging, the guiding structure bent toward the accommodating space, and the guiding structure disposed correspondingly to the accommodating hole for guiding the second positioning element to the accommodating hole.

US Pat. No. 10,485,087

PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL, BEAM IRRADIATION SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM

HITACHI HIGH-TECH SCIENCE...

1. A portable information terminal separate from a charged particle beam irradiation apparatus for performing processing of a sample by irradiating the sample with a charged particle beam, the portable information terminal comprising:a display controller causing a display unit to display an image containing a graphical user interface (GUI) capable of operating a first operation item based on operation by a user, the first operation item being a part of operation items among a plurality of operation items operable in the charged particle beam irradiation apparatus; and
an output controller causing an output unit to output an output of a type according to the first operation item assigned to the GUI operated by the user, wherein
different first operation items are assigned to the GUI, and
the output unit is a speaker, and the output controller causes the output unit to output an audible sound of the type as the output of the type.

US Pat. No. 10,485,075

AUTOMOTIVE LAMP WITH COMPENSATION OF THE LUMINOUS FLUX OF THE LIGHT SOURCE

VALEO ILUMINACION, Marto...

1. An automotive lamp comprising:a light source driven by an electric current; and
an electronic circuit configured to modify the electric current driving the light source; wherein
the electronic circuit comprises a plurality of discrete analog electronic components;
the electronic circuit is configured:
to modify the electric current driving the light source so as to drive the light source with a first electric current IL1 or with a second electric current IL2;
to switch from the first electric current IL1 to the second electric current IL2 when a temperature T of the light source increases and exceeds a first temperature level TL1inc (330); and
to switch from the second electric current IL2 to the first electric current IL1 when the temperature T increases and exceeds a second temperature level TL2inc;
the second electric current IL2 is greater than the first electric current IL1; and
the second temperature level TL2inc is greater than the first temperature level TL1inc.

US Pat. No. 10,485,060

FOOD PROCESSING APPARATUS

1. An apparatus, comprising:a food processor, comprising:
a food processor housing, wherein the food processor housing comprises a first food processor housing section and a second food processor housing section, wherein the first food processor housing section houses an electric motor, and further wherein the second food processor housing section is elongate in shape and houses at least a portion of a rotating member, wherein the second food processor housing section has a first end portion and a second end portion, and further wherein the first end portion of the second food processor housing section is connected or attached to the first food processor housing section;
a food processing attachment, wherein the food processing attachment contains at least one food processing element, wherein the food processing attachment is connected to or attached to the second end portion of the second food processor housing section, and further wherein the rotating member is mechanically connected or coupled to the food processing attachment; and
a plate, wherein the plate contains an opening for receiving the second food processor housing section, wherein the second food processor housing section is capable of being slideably moved in and through the opening in the plate in both directions by moving the second food processor housing section vertically up or down through the opening in the plate during a cooking operation or during a food processing operation, and further wherein the apparatus further comprises:
a cooking pot, comprising:
a cooking pot housing;
an inner cooking pot situated within the cooking pot housing;
a heating element located at a bottom portion of an interior of the cooking pot housing or located around and against an exterior side wall of the inner cooking pot,
wherein the heating element is capable of providing heat for performing a cooking operation on or regarding a food, a food ingredient, or a liquid, and further wherein the electric motor is capable of driving a rotation of the rotating member, and further wherein the rotating member is capable of driving a rotation of the food processing attachment and the at least one food processing element in order to perform a food processing operation on or regarding the food, the food ingredient, or the liquid, prior to, during, or after, a completion of the cooking operation, and further wherein a vertical position of the at least one food processing element is moveable from a first position to a second position within the inner cooking pot during a cooking operation or during a food processing operation by slideably moving the second food processor housing section up or down through and along the opening in the plate.

US Pat. No. 10,485,054

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING NEIGHBORS IN A COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WITH BEAMFORMING

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for operating a first transmit-receive point (TRP), the method comprising:receiving, by the first TRP, a first measurement report from a user equipment (UE), the first measurement report including an identifier of a second TRP, the second TRP being absent from a neighbor list configuration of the first TRP;
requesting, by the first TRP, a second measurement report from the UE, the second measurement report to include automatic neighbor relation (ANR) information associated with the second TRP, the ANR information including beam specific information;
receiving, by the first TRP from the UE, the second measurement report including a first subset of the ANR information, the first subset of the ANR information comprising at least one of a receive beam identifier used by the UE to receive transmissions from the second TRP, orientation information of the UE, or beamforming parameters of the second TRP; and
determining, by the first TRP, a neighbor configuration with the second TRP in accordance with the first subset of the ANR information.

US Pat. No. 10,485,007

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING CARRIER SCHEDULING

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A method for scheduling over a carrier, the method comprises:measuring, by a UE, an uplink channel in uplink sub-frames or an uplink measurement period of time over an unlicensed carrier and a downlink channel in downlink sub-frames over the unlicensed carrier;
determining, by the UE, uplink channel quality information and downlink channel quality information according to a result of the measuring; and
notifying, by the UE, a network-side device of the uplink channel quality information and the downlink channel quality information;
wherein the uplink channel quality information is used for the network-side device to determine to schedule or not to schedule the UE in the uplink over the unlicensed carrier; and the downlink channel quality information is used for the network-side device to determine to schedule or not to schedule the UE in the downlink over the unlicensed carrier;
wherein the uplink channel quality information comprises a part or all of the following information:
a Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI), a success probability of potential competition for the uplink channel, the number of devices in an enabled operating state over the unlicensed carrier in each other unlicensed system than a system where the UE is located, and a total power of the other unlicensed systems than the system where the UE is located, over the unlicensed carrier;
and wherein measuring, by the UE, the uplink channel comprises:
when the uplink channel quality information comprises the number of devices in an enabled operating state over the unlicensed carrier in each other unlicensed system than the system where the UE is located, determining, by the UE, the number of devices through a first standalone module configured in the UE to operate in the other unlicensed system; and
when the uplink channel quality information comprises the total power of the other unlicensed systems than the system where the UE is located, over the unlicensed carrier, determining, by the UE, the total power through second standalone modules configured in the UE to operate in the other unlicensed systems.

US Pat. No. 10,484,997

COMMUNICATION METHOD, BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A communication method in carrier aggregation comprising:allocating, by a first base station, first and second data allocation information according to a user equipment (UE) category describing a combination of a downlink capability and an uplink capability;
sending, by the first base station, first data to the UE according to the first data allocation information determined according to the UE category of the UE;
instructing, by the first base station, a second base station to send second data to the UE according to second data allocation information determined according to the UE category, wherein the second base station performs carrier aggregation with the first base station; and
simultaneously communicating, by the first base station, with the UE and the second base station, wherein a total amount of the first data sent by the first base station and the second data sent by the second base station to the UE in a same transmission time interval (TTI) does not exceed a total amount of data that can be received by the UE according to the UE category.

US Pat. No. 10,484,365

SPACE-TIME SEPARATED AND JOINTLY EVOLVING RELATIONSHIP-BASED NETWORK ACCESS AND DATA PROTECTION SYSTEM

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Aubur...

1. A system for protecting a data file stored in a cloud based storage system, comprising:computer-executable software code stored on one or more non-transitory data storage devices for:
authenticating a synchronous password received by a plurality of computing devices, a first portion of the synchronous password being received by one of the plurality of computing devices, and a second portion of the synchronous password being received by another of the plurality of computing devices;
encrypting a selected data file using a key determined through the use of a space-time jointly evolving function generated by one of the plurality of computing devices;
splitting the selected data file into a plurality of file fragments;
storing each of the plurality of file fragments in a random location on the plurality of computing devices; and
generating an index file that includes a file storage path for each file fragment and a security key for each file fragment, the index file configured to be used to merge the plurality of file fragments into the selected data file.

US Pat. No. 10,484,236

PERFORMANCE OF MULTI-PROCESSOR COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer, coupled to at least one computer network, comprising:a plurality of processors, comprising a plurality of non-uniform memory access nodes;
at least one network interface controller operable to receive packets of information transmitted via the at least one computer network over at least one network connection, each packet being associated with a particular network connection, and to provide packets associated with each network connection to a particular one of the plurality of non-uniform memory access nodes; and
at least one storage facility storing first programmed instructions defining a query facility usable to identify a non-uniform memory access node to which packets associated with a particular network connection are provided by the at least one network interface controller;
wherein an application accesses the query facility to determine the non-uniform memory access node on which networking-related processing for the application is performed, and wherein the application executes on the determined non-uniform memory access node.

US Pat. No. 10,484,111

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC RF POWER TRANSMISSION AND SINGLE ANTENNA ENERGY HARVESTING

Powercast Corporation, P...

1. A system, comprising:a transmitter having a first mode and a second mode, the transmitter configured to repeatedly send a number of discrete first wireless signals in the first mode, each wireless signal of the first wireless signals having a power level and carrying transmitter identification information uniquely associated with the transmitter, the transmitter configured, when in the second mode, to send a second wireless signal having a power level and carrying the transmitter identification information; and
a receiver configured to receive a wireless signal of the first wireless signals such that the receiver is activated by the wireless signal of the first wireless signal, the receiver configured, in response to receiving the wireless signal of the first wireless signals, to send a third wireless signal carrying the transmitter identification information to the transmitter,
the transmitter configured to transition from the first mode to the second mode in response to receiving the third wireless signal and determining that the third wireless signal includes the transmitter identification information uniquely associated with the transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,483,612

SPLITTER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

WISTRON NEWEB CORP., Hsi...

1. A splitter with a common port, a first port, and a second port, comprising:a common transmission line, coupled between the common port and a common node;
a first transmission line, coupled between the first port and a first node;
a second transmission line, coupled between the second port and a second node;
a third transmission line, coupled between the common node and the first node;
a fourth transmission line, coupled between the common node and the second node;
a resistor, coupled between the first node and the second node; and
a first reactance circuit, coupled between the first node and the second node, wherein the first reactance circuit comprises a first inductor and a first capacitor coupled in series, but the first reactance circuit does not comprise any resistor;
wherein the splitter operates at a central frequency, and the first reactance circuit is configured to reduce isolation between the first port and the second port at the central frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,483,086

BEAM PROFILING SPEED ENHANCEMENT FOR SCANNED BEAM IMPLANTERS

Axcelis Technologies, Inc...

1. An ion implantation system for implanting ions into a workpiece, comprising:an ion source configured to generate an ion beam;
a mass analyzer configured to mass analyze the ion beam;
a beam scanner configured to scan the ion beam along a scan plane, therein defining a scanned ion beam, wherein the beam scanner is further configured to scan the ion beam at a first frequency and a second frequency, wherein the first frequency is greater than the second frequency;
an end station configured to receive the scanned ion beam at a workpiece plane associated with the workpiece when the beam scanner scans the ion beam at the second frequency;
a beam profiling apparatus configured to translate through the scanned ion beam along the scan plane when the ion beam is scanned at the first frequency, wherein the beam profiling apparatus is further configured to measure one or more properties of the scanned ion beam concurrent with the translation; and
a controller configured determine a profile of the scanned ion beam when the ion beam is scanned at the second frequency based, at least in part, on the one or more properties of the scanned ion beam when the ion beam is scanned at the first frequency, wherein the first frequency is at least twice the second frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,482,450

METHOD FOR PROCESSING AN AUTHORIZATION TO IMPLEMENT A SERVICE, DEVICES AND CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM

INGENICO GROUP, Paris (F...

1. A method comprising:processing by a processing entity, a payment transaction to implement a service and/or access an item, comprising:
receiving by the processing entity, from a requesting device, a payment request for implementing said service and/or accessing said item, said payment request comprising at least one payment information coming from a payment card;
searching by the processing entity for an indicator of dependency from at least one piece of data of said payment request, the indicator indicating dependency on additional payment authorization for the payment transaction having to be provided by a verification device; and
when the indicator of dependency is present, the processing entity obtaining the additional payment authorization from the verification device to implement said service and/or access said item, the obtaining said additional payment authorization comprising:
transmitting by the processing entity, to the verification device, a request for setting up a secured link;
setting up by the processing entity a secured link between the processing entity and a trusted execution environment of the verification device;
transmitting by the processing entity a notification to the verification device by using the secured link, accompanied by a request for entry of a PIN code;
receiving by the processing entity an encrypted PIN code transmitted through the secured link by the trusted environment of the verification device in reply to the notification, the PIN code having been entered on the verification device through a secured display module and a secured entry module; and
verifying by the processing entity validity of the entered PIN code by the processing entity.

US Pat. No. 10,481,817

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO OPTIMIZE DYNAMIC MEMORY ASSIGNMENTS IN MULTI-TIERED MEMORY SYSTEMS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising executable computer program instructions which, when executed, cause a machine to at least:during an offline profiling run of a computer application:
responsive to a first malloc function call, perform a first backtrace to identify a first path preceding the first malloc function call and identify a size of a buffer in memory allocated to the first path; and
determine an indicator corresponding to a temperature of the buffer allocated to the first path; and
during runtime:
responsive to a second malloc function call, perform a second backtrace to identify a second path preceding the second malloc function call; and
responsive to the second path corresponding to the first path, allocate memory from a tier of memory based on the indicator.

US Pat. No. 10,481,745

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING TOUCH POSITION OF CAPACITIVE SCREEN

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A method for determining a touch position of a capacitive screen, comprising:acquiring an output signal of each capacitor node of the capacitive screen, and orthogonally demodulating the output signal to acquire a corresponding orthogonal component Q;
judging whether corresponding orthogonal components Q of some of the capacitor nodes increase relative to a reference orthogonal component Q in an underwater mode, and whether corresponding orthogonal components Q of some other capacitor nodes decrease relative to the reference orthogonal component Q in the underwater mode to obtain a positive result or a negative result; and
determining that the capacitive screen is touched, and determining the touch position according to coordinates of the capacitor node whose orthogonal component Q decreases if the judgment indicates a positive result.

US Pat. No. 10,481,650

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR LIQUID IMMERSION COOLING AND COOLING SYSTEM USING THE SAME

EXASCALER INC., Tokyo (J...

1. A cooling system configured to directly cool a plurality of electronic devices of different types immersed in a coolant filled in a cooling apparatus, the cooling system comprising:the cooling apparatus including a cooling tank with an open space defined by a bottom wall and side walls, a plurality of arranged housing parts formed by dividing the open space using a plurality of internal partition walls in the cooling tank, and an inflow opening and an outflow opening for the coolant, the inflow opening being formed in a bottom part or a side surface of each of the housing parts, and the outflow opening being formed around a surface of the coolant circulating in the respective housing parts;
the plurality of electronic devices of different types, including one or more first electronic devices configured to mainly execute arithmetic operations through a plurality of processors, and one or more second electronic devices configured to mainly execute storage through a plurality of storage units, wherein the one or arbitrary number of the first electronic devices and the one or arbitrary number of the second electronic devices are separately housed in the housing parts of the cooling apparatus for forming a computer with a desired calculation capacity and a desired storage capacity.

US Pat. No. 10,481,320

CLAMPING METHOD AND DISPLAY DEVICE

HKC Corporation Limited, ...

12. A display device, comprising:a display panel, and
a backlight module, further comprising:
a plastic frame, being a one-piece structure, and comprising a first clamping portion and a first border portion, wherein the first clamping portion has a fixed column disposed thereon, and the first border portion and the first clamping portion are formed with a certain angle and the first border portion has a latch hole;
a backplate, comprising a second clamping portion and a second border portion, wherein the second clamping portion has a through hole formed thereon and disposed at a position corresponding to the fixed column, and the second border portion and the second clamping portion are formed with a certain angle, and the second border portion has a latch member disposed at a position corresponding to the latch hole;
an optical film and a light guide plate, both being installed between the first clamping portion and the second clamping portion;
wherein, the fixed column is passed through the through hole, and the part of the fixed column extending out from the through hole is hot melted to form a hot melt portion wrapped around the through hole, so that the first clamping portion and the second clamping portion clamp the optical film and the light guide plate securely, and the latch member is passed through the latch hole to define a latch connection.

US Pat. No. 10,481,178

METHOD FOR MARKING DATA IN TIME/FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT

ANRITSU COMPANY, Morgan ...

1. A method for obtaining data of interest for a device under test (DUT) acquired by a measuring instrument transmitting pulsed radio frequency (RF) test signals to the DUT, the method comprising:receiving an analog signal from the device under test and using an analog to digital converter (ADC) to generate a set of measurement data from the analog signal;
receiving, from a register, a location estimated to correspond with a first synchronization event within a synchronizing time pulse separate from and synchronized with the acquired set of measurement data,
wherein a synchronization event is associated with timing of a pulsed RF test signal,
wherein the location is inserted into the register in response to an initial trigger;
searching the synchronizing time pulse within a predetermined window for the first synchronization event based on the location;
identifying the first synchronization event based on the search;
obtaining particular measurement data from the acquired set of measurement data within an offset range determined based on the identified first synchronization event;
wherein a location of the identified first synchronization event within the synchronizing time pulse is designated as a current location; and
iteratively performing the following for a predetermined number of periods, wherein a period is an estimate of a length of time from an initiation of a pulsed RF test signal to an initiation of a next pulsed RF test signal:
applying an offset delta value to the current location to predict a location of a next synchronization event within the synchronizing time pulse;
wherein the offset delta value is based on the period;
searching the synchronizing time pulse within a window based on a target period fraction for the next synchronization event based on the current location;
iteratively widening the window, upon failing to identify the next synchronization event, and repeating the search within the widened window until identifying the next synchronization event or reaching a predefined maximum width for the window;
obtaining particular measurement data from the acquired set of measurement data within the offset range determined based on the identified next synchronization event; and
updating the current location based on a location of the identified next synchronization event within the synchronizing time pulse.

US Pat. No. 10,480,977

METHOD FOR GENERATING A DIAGNOSTIC FROM A DEVIATION OF A FLOW METER PARAMETER

Micro Motion, Inc., Boul...

1. A method for detecting a deviation in a flow meter parameter of a Coriolis flow meter, comprising steps of:measuring a differential pressure across at least a portion of the Coriolis flow meter;
determining an expected differential pressure based on a known fixed fluid viscosity;
measuring a flow rate with the Coriolis flow meter;
comparing the measured differential pressure to the expected differential pressure based on the measured flow rate; and
detecting a deviation in the flow meter parameter if the difference between the measured differential pressure and the expected differential pressure falls outside of a predetermined threshold limit;
wherein the deviation in the flow meter parameter indicates the presence of a coating in the Coriolis flow meter.

US Pat. No. 10,480,684

SUPPORTING DEVICE, LAYING VESSEL, AND LAUNCH METHOD FOR LAYING A PIPELINE ON THE BED OF A BODY OF WATER

Saipem S.p.A., San Donat...

12. A method of laying a pipeline on a bed of a body of water, said method comprising:supporting a frame of a supporting device via a floating body connected to a connecting mechanism of a variable geometry, said connecting mechanism comprising two arms hinged to the frame and to the floating body to form an articulated quadrilateral,
slideably connecting the frame to a pipeline between a laying vessel and the bed of the body of water;
defining a distance between the floating body and a longitudinal axis of the pipeline to apply an amount of torque to a portion of the pipeline.

US Pat. No. 10,480,200

DOUBLE FLOOR MEMBER

SENQCIA CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A double floor member for supporting equipment, the double floor member comprising:a guide rail which is fixed to an upper surface side of the double floor member;
a first connection member which is horizontally movable along a length direction of the guide rail and is engaged with the guide rail so as to prevent the first connection member from being pulled in a vertical direction away from the guide rail; and
a second connection member configured to be fixed to said equipment and which is connected to the first connection member so as to prevent the second connection member from being lifted upwardly away from the first connection member,
wherein the second connection member is horizontally movable with respect to the first connection member in a different direction from the length direction of the guide rail.

US Pat. No. 10,479,559

PACKAGE WITH A MULTI-PIECE HANDLE

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, Al...

1. A package for storing and carrying a product, the package comprising:(A) a flexible package body for storing a product therein, the flexible package body having at least six faces and a reclosable opening on one of the faces of the flexible package body to allow removal of the product; and
(B) a handle, for carrying the package, the handle being attached to the package body and positioned over the reclosable opening, the handle having:
(a) a first strap including a first end and a second end, the first end of the first strap being attached to one of the faces of the package body;
(b) a second strap including a first end and a second end, the first end of the second strap being attached to another face of the package body, the other face of the package body being opposite to the face of the package body to which the first strap is attached; and
(c) a connecting strap, the connecting strap being (i) detachably engageable with the second end of the first strap and (ii) detachably engageable with the second end of the second strap, the connecting strap being detachably engageable with the package body when the connecting strap is not engaged to at least one of the first strap and the second strap,
wherein, when the connecting strap is not engaged to (i) the package body and (ii) at least one of the first strap and second strap, the handle is configured to allow removal of the product stored within the package.

US Pat. No. 10,479,425

AUTOMATIC ROLLING FIFTH WHEEL HITCH

HORIZON GLOBAL AMERICAS I...

1. A fifth wheel hitch comprising:a base frame;
a trolley directly engaged with the base frame, the trolley moveable along the base frame between first and second positions;
a cam member attached with the base frame, the cam member having a cam path positioned entirely between the base frame;
a cam follower coupled with the trolley, the cam follower operatively engaged with the cam path; and
a fifth wheel head pivotally coupled with the trolley, wherein the trolley is moved between the first and second positions in response to pivoting of the fifth wheel head.

US Pat. No. 10,479,314

CURTAIN AIRBAG AND CURTAIN AIRBAG DEVICE

JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS JAP...

1. A curtain airbag folded to be stored in an upper portion of a vehicle body in normal times and inflated and developed along a side window in an emergency, the curtain airbag comprising:a main panel forming an inflatable portion;
a guide panel arranged on a rear surface arranged on a side of the side window of the main panel; and
a connecting member which connects the main panel to the vehicle body,
wherein the main panel includes a folded portion obtained by folding a lower end in a flat development view toward the rear surface side,
the guide panel includes an upper end connected to the main panel and a lower end connected to the folded portion, and
the connecting member includes a first end connected to the vehicle body and a second end connected to the folded portion.

US Pat. No. 10,478,771

DRYER FOR COMPRESSED GAS, COMPRESSOR INSTALLATION PROVIDED WITH SUCH A DRYER AND METHOD FOR DRYING GAS

ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAA...

21. A method for drying compressed gas, comprising the steps of:driving the entire hot compressed gas flow originating from a compressor through a regeneration zone of a dryer that is provided with a vessel with a drying zone therein, in addition to the aforementioned regeneration zone, and a rotatable drum in the vessel with a regenerable drying agent therein;
rotating the aforementioned drum such that the drying agent is moved successively through the drying zone and the regeneration zone;
cooling the aforementioned gas flow, after passing through the aforementioned regeneration zone and separating the condensate from this gas flow;
subsequently guiding the concerned gas flow through the aforementioned drying zone for drying this gas flow for supply to a consumer network;
directing an intermediate gas flow of dried gas, that is tapped off at the outlet of the drying zone only by means of one or more blowers that are provided in a tap-off pipe that connects the aforementioned outlet of the drying zone to the inlet of the intermediate zone, through an intermediate zone situated between the drying zone and the regeneration zone.

US Pat. No. 10,478,551

INTEGRATION OF INFUSION PUMP WITH REMOTE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc...

1. A method of delivering a medicament bolus with a medical infusion pump, comprising:determining a medicament bolus delivery for a medical infusion pump with a software application operating on a remote consumer electronic device;
transmitting an operating command for delivery of the bolus from the remote consumer electronic device to the medical infusion pump via the software application operating on the remote consumer electronic device;
causing a notification that the bolus has been initiated to issue from the medical infusion pump; and
causing the medical infusion pump to deliver the bolus to a patient.

US Pat. No. 10,478,507

PEPTIDE-BASED MULTIPLE-DRUG DELIVERY VEHICLE

Ariel-University Research...

1. A process of preparing a molecular structure represented by Formula I:
wherein:
AA1 and AAn are each independently an amino acid residue;
n is an integer equal to or larger than 2 and denoting the number of said amino acid residues in the structure;
TM is a targeting moiety;
L0, L11, L12, Ln1 and Ln2 are each independently a linking moiety;
D1, Dn and Dn+1 are each independently a bioactive agent or absent, provided that at least two of D1, Dn and Dn+1 are each independently a bioactive agent; and
at least one bioactive agent of said D1, Dn and Dn+1 is different than at least one other bioactive agent of said D1, Dn and Dn+1, the process comprising:
binding a targeting moiety to a solid support;
linking said AA1 to said targeting moiety;
optionally attaching said D1 to said AA1;
linking AA2 to said AA1;
optionally attaching D2 to said AA2;
optionally attaching D2+1 to said AA2;
when n is larger than 2, linking said AAn to said AA2;
optionally attaching Dn to said AAn;
optionally attaching Dn+1 to said AAn; and
detaching said targeting moiety from said solid support to thereby obtain the molecular structure.

US Pat. No. 10,477,764

CROP HARVESTING MACHINE INCLUDING RETRACTABLE SENSOR FINGERS WITH ADJUSTABLE GROUND PRESSURE AND HEADER TILT CONTROL

MacDon Industries Ltd.

1. crop harvesting machine comprising:a harvester frame having longitudinally opposed first and second ends supported for movement across ground having a crop thereon to be harvested;
a drive system mounted on the harvester frame for propelling the harvester frame in one of a plurality of drive conditions across the ground;
a cab mounted on the harvester frame for an operator;
a header mounted at the first end of the harvester frame comprising a header frame with a main rear frame member and a plurality of forwardly extending frame members each supported by the main rear frame member, and an elongate cutter bar connected to the forward end of the forwardly extending frame members so as to be arranged along a front edge of the header frame for cutting the crop;
a height control system for controlling a height of the header relative to the ground, the height control system comprising:
a sensor assembly arranged to determine height of the cutter bar above the ground, the sensor assembly including (i) a sensor finger which is elongate between a top portion of the finger pivotally supported on the header and a bottom portion of the finger distal from the top portion such that the sensor finger is movable between a working position in which the finger depends from the top portion below the header frame to the bottom portion of the finger which is spaced below the header frame for engaging the ground and following contours of the ground and a raised position in which said bottom portion of the sensor finger is in close proximity to a bottom of the header frame and (ii) a position sensor arranged to generate an output signal corresponding to the height of the header relative to the ground based upon a position of the sensor finger;
a lift linkage operable between the header frame and the harvester frame to raise and lower the header frame relative to the harvester frame responsive to the output signal of the position sensor to position the cutter bar at a prescribed height;
a controller arranged to generate a lift signal; and
a sensor positioning assembly including an actuator operatively connected between the header frame and the sensor finger below the header frame and being operatively coupled to the controller so as to be arranged to lift the sensor finger from the working position to the raised position responsive to the lift signal from the controller.
US Pat. No. 10,480,029

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING POLYNUCLEOTIDES

10X GENOMICS, INC., Plea...

1. A method for multi-analyte processing or analysis, comprising:(a) providing a mixture comprising a first analyte, a second analyte, a labelling agent comprising a reporter oligonucleotide molecule that comprises a reporter barcode sequence associated with said labelling agent, and a support having coupled thereto
(i) a first barcode molecule comprising a first oligonucleotide sequence configured to couple to said reporter oligonucleotide molecule, and
(ii) a second barcode molecule comprising a second oligonucleotide sequence configured to couple to said second analyte,
 wherein said second analyte is a different type of analyte than said first analyte,
 wherein said first oligonucleotide sequence is different from said second oligonucleotide sequence, and
 wherein said labelling agent is configured to couple to said first analyte;
(b) in said mixture, (i) using said reporter oligonucleotide molecule and said first oligonucleotide sequence of said first barcode molecule to synthesize a first barcoded product, and (ii) using said second analyte and said second oligonucleotide sequence of said second barcode molecule to synthesize a second barcoded product; and
(c) determining a sequence of (i) said first barcoded product or derivative thereof and (ii) said second barcoded product or derivative thereof, to identify said first analyte and/or said second analyte.

US Pat. No. 10,485,078

SMART PHONE CONTROLLED WIRELESS LIGHT BULB

A9.Com, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A lighting device comprising:a light source;
a lighting fixture configured to electrically couple to an alternating current (AC) power source;
a direct current (DC) power source;
a wireless transceiver;
one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable media storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
determining a period of time has elapsed;
after the period of time has elapsed, causing the wireless transceiver to monitor for a command signal;
receiving, using the wireless transceiver, the command signal from a remote control;
causing the light source to operate in an illumination state after receiving the command signal; and
sending, using the wireless transceiver and to the remote control, data indicating the illumination state of the light source.

US Pat. No. 10,485,008

SCHEDULING APPARATUS AND METHOD

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELE...

1. A scheduling apparatus that generates a plurality of patterns each indicating combinations of a plurality of transmission points forming a radio network system and user equipments for performing radio communication with the plurality of transmission points, and selects an optimum transmission pattern indicating optimum combinations of transmission points and user equipments based on evaluation values of the plurality of patterns by a predetermined search algorithm, the apparatus comprising:a convergence pattern selection unit configured to execute a convergence pattern selection, the convergence pattern selection including generating sequentially a plurality of patterns based on designated initial conditions, and selecting, as a convergence pattern, a pattern which has an evaluation value converged to an extreme value, and, as a convergence pattern is selected, repeatedly execute the convergence pattern selection to select another convergence pattern by changing the designated initial conditions; and
a transmission pattern determination unit configured to select, as the optimum transmission pattern, one convergence pattern with the highest evaluation value out of the convergence patterns obtained by the convergence pattern selection unit, wherein the convergence pattern selection unit includes
an initial condition generation unit configured to generate and output an initial pattern and a seed value as the designated initial conditions,
a pattern generation unit configured to sequentially generate the plurality of patterns by sequentially changing some of the combinations of the initial pattern output from the initial condition generation unit based on a random number generated from the seed value;
a pattern evaluation unit configured to sequentially calculate, as each of the plurality of patterns is output from the pattern generation unit, an evaluation value of the pattern output by the respective pattern generation unit,
a candidate pattern selection unit configured to compare, as the pattern generation unit outputs each of plurality of patterns, the evaluation value of the respective pattern output by the pattern generation unit with the evaluation value of a candidate pattern, to select, as another candidate pattern, the pattern with a higher evaluation value, and sequentially outputs a plurality of candidate patterns, and
a convergence determination unit configured to select, as the convergence pattern, the latest candidate pattern among the plurality of candidate patterns sequentially output from the candidate pattern selection unit, when detecting a convergence of the evaluation value, to instruct the initial condition generation unit to change one or both of the initial pattern and seed value as the designated initial conditions, to instruct the pattern generation unit to perform initialization and newly start pattern generation, and to instruct the candidate pattern selection unit to initialize the candidate pattern, wherein the convergence of the evaluation value is detected when a change amount calculated between the evaluation values of every two candidate patterns sequentially output at a predetermined convergence determination interval from the candidate pattern selection unit is continuously determined to be smaller than a convergence determination threshold for a number of convergence determination times.

US Pat. No. 10,485,002

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF BROADCAST SIGNALS AND CHANNELS FOR SYSTEM INFORMATION TRANSMISSION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A base station comprising:a transceiver; and
a controller coupled with the transceiver and configured to:
generate most significant bits (MSBs) of a system frame number (SFN) and a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) configuration for system information on a first payload of a physical broadcast channel (PBCH),
generate least significant bits (LSBs) of the SFN and a half frame index on a second payload of the PBCH, and
transmit a primary synchronization signal (PSS), a secondary synchronization signal (SSS), and the PBCH,
wherein one cyclic redundancy check (CRC) is defined based on both the first payload and the second payload.

US Pat. No. 10,484,824

CONTENT PRESENTATION AND LAYERING ACROSS MULTIPLE DEVICES

LUCASFILM ENTERTAINMENT C...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:causing first content to be displayed on a display device;
determining a location of a mobile device relative to the display device, wherein the mobile device is positioned such that the first content is visible to a viewer of the mobile device;
causing second content to be rendered by a rendering engine based on the location of the mobile device relative to the display device; and
causing the second content to be displayed on the mobile device such that the second content is layered over the first content, wherein the second content is stretched or compressed in a vertical aspect based on a distance between the mobile device and the display device while maintaining a horizontal aspect.

US Pat. No. 10,484,766

SPEAKER MODULE

GOERTEK INC., Weifang, S...

1. A speaker module, comprising a housing and a speaker unit located in an inner chamber of the housing, wherein the speaker unit separates the inner chamber into a front sound chamber and a rear sound chamber which are isolated from each other, the front sound chamber being in communication with the external environment,wherein the housing is embedded with a metal sheet, the metal sheet being disposed within the housing on a separator which is used for separating the front sound chamber from the rear sound chamber and being provided with a pressure relief hole which is acoustically sealed and used for communicating the rear sound chamber and the external environment, and
wherein the pressure relief hole is provided with a mesh on the side away from the rear sound chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,484,648

INBOUND CALLS TO CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITY RESIDENT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. An inbound voice and video call system enabling calls to inmate telephone numbers, the system comprising:a plurality of inmate communications devices deployed in at least one correctional facility, each associated with a correctional facility inmate;
a controlled-environment facility inbound and outbound calling platform configured to:
assign a telephone number to each correctional facility inmate;
associate a routable address of each resident communications device with the telephone number assigned to a correctional facility inmate associated with the inmate communications device;
present an online directory to accessing inbound callers, the online directory listing:
inmates that an accessing inbound caller is allowed to call;
at least one telephone number of at least one inmate the inbound caller is allowed to call; and
whether the inmate communications devices and the inmates the inbound caller is allowed to call are ready to receive a call;
identify the inbound caller upon an inbound call being placed to a telephone number assigned to a correctional facility inmate;
determine the inbound caller is eligible to call the inmate assigned the called telephone number;
determine the inmate the called telephone number is assigned to and the inmate communications device associated with the inmate assigned the called telephone number are ready to receive the call; and
signal the inmate communications device associated with the inmate assigned the called telephone number, following identifying the inbound caller, determining the inbound caller is eligible to call the inmate assigned the called telephone number and determining the inmate and an inmate communications device associated with the inmate assigned the called telephone number are ready to receive the call; and
a correctional facility communication processing system configured to:
route the call to the inmate communications device associated with the inmate assigned the called telephone number;
receive the inbound call from the inbound calling platform; and
connect the call to the inmate communications device associated with the inmate assigned the called telephone number.

US Pat. No. 10,483,901

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSTALLATION AND VERIFICATION OF FASTENERS

Newfrey LLC, New Britain...

1. A method for operating a power tool during installation of a deformable fastener, where the power tool includes a collet for grasping the fastener and a drivable sliding sleeve with an anvil for swaging the fastener, comprising:receiving, by a controller residing in the power tool, measures of current supplied to a motor of the power tool during operation of the power tool;
determining, by the controller, rate of change of the current during operation of the power tool;
determining, by the controller, occurrence of the power tool engaging the fastener based on the magnitude of the current supplied to the motor;
determining, by the controller, occurrence of the power tool swaging the fastener based on the rate of change of the current;
determining, by the controller, completion of the power tool swaging the fastener based on the magnitude of the current and the rate of change of the current; and
altering, by the controller, rotation of the motor of the power tool in response to determining completion of swaging the fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,483,850

UNIVERSAL INPUT-VOLTAGE-COMPATIBLE SWITCHED-MODE POWER SUPPLY

ECOSENSE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A switched-mode power supply (SMPS), comprising:a direct current (DC)-to-DC step-down converter having an input terminal, a positive output terminal, a negative output terminal, and a transistor having a channel being coupled between a cathode and an anode, the anode being coupled with a grounded current sense resistor, and the DC-to-DC step-down converter being: configured for operation in a boundary conduction mode; and configured for receiving a DC input current having an input voltage at the input terminal; and configured for causing a DC output current having an output voltage to flow from the positive output terminal through an output load to the negative output terminal; and configured for being integrated with a controller, the controller being configured for applying a pulse-width-modulated voltage to the channel of the transistor for controlling a duty cycle of the DC output current, the duty cycle having an on-time period (T-On) and an off-time period (T-Off), the controller being coupled with a T-On capacitor having a T-On voltage, the controller being configured for charging the T-On capacitor during the T-On period by a regulated T-On current for setting a maximum limit of the T-On period, the controller being configured for initiating the T-Off period when the T-On capacitor becomes charged to a selected maximum limit of the T-On voltage;
a voltage divider being coupled with the input terminal for receiving the input voltage and for reducing the input voltage to a signal voltage being within a selected voltage signal range;
a voltage-to-current converter having a connection with the voltage divider, the voltage-to-current converter including another output terminal being coupled with another transistor having another channel being coupled between another cathode and another anode, the voltage-to-current converter including a grounded precision resistor configured for generating a transconductance voltage, the voltage-to-current converter being configured for inputting the signal voltage and for outputting an error correction voltage being applied to the another channel for generating a signal current appearing at the another anode and defining a transconductance of the voltage-to-current converter and having a current signal value being within a selected current signal range representing the selected voltage signal range; and
a current mirror being coupled with the another cathode and being configured for receiving and combining a regulated supply current having a supply voltage together with the signal current as forming a T-On modulation current, with the current mirror being configured for causing the T-On modulation current to be combined with the regulated T-On current to charge the T-On capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,483,662

CONNECTOR WITH L-SHAPED COAXIAL TERMINALS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A connector, comprising:L-shaped coaxial terminals having an internal terminal and an external terminal provided on the outer periphery of the internal terminal,
shielding members, formed from an electrically conductive material, that shield the coaxial terminals, and
a housing, formed from an insulating material, having provided therein L-shaped terminal holding portions that hold the coaxial terminals and shielding members, wherein:
the external terminal has
a conductor mounting portion that extends in a forward-rearward direction and is used to mount an outer conductor of a coaxial cable, and
a terminal connecting portion that extends downwardly from the front end side of the conductor mounting portion and is used for connecting to an external terminal of a coaxial terminal in a counterpart connector;
the shielding members
cover a section in the external terminal extending from a bottom face of the front end portion of the conductor mounting portion to the rear face of the upper end portion of the terminal connecting portion and, additionally,
electrically connect the conductor mounting portion to the terminal connecting portion, and form an electrical path in the external terminal that passes through an area extending from below the front end portion of the conductor mounting portion to the rear of the upper end portion of the terminal connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,646

ANTENNA DEVICE

SUMIDA CORPORATION, (JP)...

1. An antenna device comprising:a core formed from a magnetic material;
a terminal mounting unit arranged adjacent to one side of the core, the terminal mounting unit having a sidewall member, the sidewall member including opposite sides and a plurality of through holes, each of the plurality of through holes extending from one of the opposite sides to the other of the opposite sides;
a coil which is arranged on an outer circumference of the core, the coil being a wound conductive wire;
a coil which is arranged on an outer circumference of the core, the coil being a wound conductive wire;
a plurality of elongated terminals which are inserted into the plurality of through holes; and
an electronic component provided on the terminal mounting unit,
wherein the plurality of elongated terminals included a first terminal, and the first terminal is configured with a pin-shaped portion at one end and an outward portion at the other end, and
when the first terminal is inserted into one of the plurality of through holes, the pin-shaped portion and the outward portion of the first terminal are partially exposed outside of the sidewall member.

US Pat. No. 10,483,583

FUEL CELL

Imperial Innovations Limi...

1. A fuel cell comprising a flow field component comprising:a first layer having first layer flow channels;
a second layer having two parallel series of flow channel connection formations, a second layer inlet port and a second layer outlet port;
a third layer having third layer flow channels; and
wherein the second layer is disposed between the first layer and the third layer,
wherein the first layer flow channels, the third layer flow channels, and the two parallel series of flow channel connection formations are connected to one another provide a plurality of discrete continuous flow paths between the second layer flow inlet port and the second layer flow outlet port of the flow field component by
a first end of a portion of the first layer flow channels communicating with a corresponding first end of a portion of the third layer flow channels via a first of the two parallel series of flow channel connection formations, and
a second end of each of the portion of the third layer flow channels communicating with a corresponding second end of each of the portion of the first layer flow channels via a second of the two parallel series of flow channel connection formations
wherein first layer flow channels and the third layer flow channels are configured to allow a flow therein to continuously travel in a direction from the second layer flow inlet port to the second layer flow outlet port.

US Pat. No. 10,482,496

AUTOMATIC PERFORMANCE-TRIGGERED CAMPAIGN ADJUSTMENT

Quantcast Corporation, S...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:generating a feature tree comprising a root node and a plurality of hierarchically arranged nodes, each node corresponding to a feature of browser histories, each child node corresponding to a feature of increased specificity over a respective parent node's feature;
creating a model, the model configured to assess a browser's suitability for receiving advertising content of an advertising campaign based on features of the browser's history, the model comprising a plurality of features represented in the feature tree;
operating the advertising campaign using the model, the operating comprising;
selecting a plurality of browsers suitable for the advertising campaign according to a result of applying the model to the respective browser's history;
sending advertising content of the advertising campaign to the first set of browsers;
detecting a degraded feature, the detecting comprising:
comparing a campaign performance metric of a feature of the model from a first time window to a campaign performance metric of the feature of the model from a second time window that is more recent than the first time window, the campaign performance metric an indication of the predictive value of the feature for the success of the campaign; and
responsive to a decrease in the campaign performance metric of the feature of the model from the first time window to the second time window, identifying the feature of the model as a degraded feature; and
matching a feature of the feature tree with the degraded feature;
responsive to detecting a degraded feature, automatically updating the model, at the discovery system, comprising:
discovering nodes of decreased specificity over the matching feature's node by discovering nodes from the feature tree which are closer to the root node of the feature tree than the matching feature's node; and
adding a feature of a node selected from the discovered nodes, to the model; and
deleting the degraded feature from the model;
operating an updated advertising campaign, the operating comprising:
responsive to receiving a notification, from a real-time advertising exchange,
of an opportunity to send advertising content to an available browser, applying the updated model to the available browser's history; and
sending advertising content of the advertising campaign to the available browser according to a result of applying the updated model, before the opportunity expires.

US Pat. No. 10,482,363

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTION MECHANISMS FOR MAGNETIC CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

19. A device, comprising:a conductive pad including a plurality of separated conductive areas electrically connected by a plurality of conductive strips; and
one or more communications devices, every two of the plurality of conductive strips correspond to a different communications device.

US Pat. No. 10,481,815

MLC BASED MAGNETIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY USED IN CNN BASED DIGITAL IC FOR AI

Gyrfalcon Technology Inc....

1. A digital integrated circuit for artificial intelligence comprising:a semi-conductor substrate embedded in a single semi-conductor chip, the semi-conductor substrate containing a plurality of cellular neural networks (CNN) processing units, each CNN processing unit comprising:
CNN logic circuits; and
an embedded memory subsystem operatively coupling to the CNN logic circuits;
the embedded memory subsystem further comprising:
an array of first magnetic random access memory cells configured for storing a set of weights; and
an array of second magnetic random access memory cells configured for storing the input signals that require higher endurance of balanced data read and write operations than the array of the first magnetic random access memory cells, each of the first and second magnetic random access memory cells containing at least two vertically stacked magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) elements.

US Pat. No. 10,481,689

MOTION CAPTURE GLOVE

Electronic Arts Inc., Re...

1. A motion capture glove comprising:a glove configured to at least partially cover a hand of a user; and
a set of joint magnetic sensor systems attached to the glove, wherein a first joint magnetic sensor system from the set of joint magnetic sensor systems is positioned such that the joint magnetic sensor system is located above a joint of the hand when the glove is worn by the user, wherein each of the other joint magnetic sensor systems from the set of joint magnetic sensor systems is positioned over a different joint of the hand than the first joint magnetic sensor system, wherein the first joint magnetic sensor system produces a voltage signal based at least in part on a position of a first magnetic sensor with respect to a first corresponding magnet of the first joint magnetic sensor system, and wherein the voltage signal corresponds to a configuration of the joint of the hand when the glove is worn by the user, wherein the configuration of the joint of the hand is determined based at least in part on a hand configuration table generated, at least in part, by a processor configured to at least:
determine a first electrical signal of the first joint magnetic sensor system when the hand is in a first position;
determine a second electrical signal of the first joint magnetic sensor system when the hand is in a second position;
perform an interpolation process based at least in part on the first electrical signal determined when the hand is in the first position and the second electrical signal determined when the hand is in the second position to determine a plurality of electrical signals corresponding to a plurality of hand configurations between the first position and the second position; and
generate the hand configuration table based at least in part on a result of the interpolation process.

US Pat. No. 10,481,646

COMPUTER CABINET

Cooler Master Technology ...

1. A computer housing, comprising:a plurality of panels including a front panel, a top panel, a rear panel, a bottom panel, a left panel, and a right panel coupled together to form the computer housing;
a beveled portion disposed between at least one of (i) the front panel and the top panel, (ii) the top panel and the rear panel, (iii) the rear panel and the bottom panel, and (iv) the bottom panel and the front panel; and
at least two engagement members disposed in each corner of the computer housing, wherein
one engagement member of the at least two engagement members is disposed in the beveled portion,
the other engagement member of the at least two engagement members is disposed in one of the front panel, the top panel, the rear panel, or the bottom panel,
the front panel, the top panel, the rear panel, or the bottom panel at least partially define the other engagement member of the at least two engagement members, and
the at least two engagement members are disposed at a same distance from each other in each corner.

US Pat. No. 10,481,101

ASYMMETRICAL MAGNIFICATION INSPECTION SYSTEM AND ILLUMINATION MODULE

Applied Materials Israel ...

1. An illumination module, comprising:a pair of anamorphic prisms that comprises a first anamorphic prism and a second anamorphic prism; wherein the pair of anamorphic prisms is configured to (a) receive a first radiation beam that propagates along a first optical axis, and (b) asymmetrically magnify the first radiation beam to provide a second radiation beam that propagates along a second optical axis that is parallel to the first optical axis;
a rectangular prism that is configured to receive the second radiation beam and perform a lateral shift of the second radiation beam to provide a third radiation beam, wherein the pair of anamorphic prisms is configured to introduce a lateral shift between the first radiation beam and the second radiation beam, and wherein the lateral shift introduced by the rectangular prism is configured to compensate for the lateral shift introduced by the anamorphic prisms; and
a rotating mechanism that is configured to change an asymmetrical magnification of the pair of anamorphic prisms by rotating at least one of the first anamorphic prism and the second anamorphic prism.

US Pat. No. 10,480,928

PARALLAX-BASED DETERMINATION OF DIMENSION(S) RELATED TO AN OBJECT

Datalogic USA, Inc., Eug...

1. A system, comprising:a light source operable to emit light outward into an environment;
a first reflective surface and a second reflective surface, the first and the second reflective surfaces positioned with respect to the light source to concurrently receive light returned from an object in the environment as a structured light pattern, the second reflective surface oriented at a non-zero angle with respect to the first reflective surface;
a light sensor positioned to concurrently detect, in parallax, light reflected from the object in the environment via both the first and the second reflective surfaces, respectively as a first instance of the structured light pattern reflected from the first reflective surface and a second instance of the structured light pattern reflected from the second reflective surface; and
at least one processor communicatively coupled to the light sensor, and which in operation correlates a relative position of the first and the second instances of the structured light pattern detected by the light sensor and determines at least one dimension related to the object based at least in part on the correlation of the relative positions of the first and the second instances of the structured light pattern detected by the light sensor, wherein to correlate a relative position of the first and the second instances of the structured light pattern detected by the light sensor, the at least one processor:
for the first instance of the structured light pattern, determines at each of a plurality of positions along the first instance of the structured light pattern a respective centroid for the first instance of the structured light pattern at the respective position; and
for the second instance of the structured light pattern, determines at each of a plurality of positions along the second instance of the structured light pattern a respective centroid for the second instance of the structured light pattern at the respective position.