US Pat. No. 10,557,714

TRAFFIC MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD

TOMTOM TRAFFIC B.V., Ams...

3. A computer-implemented method in which data representative of vehicles moving along roads in a designated geographical area, the roads being defined in a map database in a memory in terms of route segments, is processed by a processing module of a traffic monitoring system to measure traffic speed or transit time data as a function of time, the method comprising:generating a database of historical time-dependent traffic speeds or transit times for at least some route segments in the map database, the data associated with a route segment comprising an average traffic speed or transit time along the route segment for each of a plurality of time windows;
identifying currently congested route segments on which the traffic speed or transit time is less than expected at a current time;
predicting a traffic speed or transit time for a requested future time for at least one currently congested route segment;
determining a current traffic speed ratio as a ratio of:
traffic speeds or transit times observed at a recent time, and
a predicted traffic speed or transit time at the recent time, the predicted traffic speed being a historical average traffic speed or transit time for the recent time;
scaling the predicted traffic speed or transit time for the requested future time for the at least one currently congested route in proportion to the current traffic speed ratio, wherein said scaling comprises decaying the scaling as the distance of the prediction into the future grows; and
providing the predicted traffic speed or transit time to a navigation system for the requested future time.

US Pat. No. 10,557,641

ADAPTIVE PID CONTROL FOR CHILLED WATER CRAC UNITS

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

1. A computer room air conditioning (CRAG) unit incorporating a proportional, integral, derivative (PID) control system for controlling a cooling component of a cooling unit to assist in controlling a supply air temperature of air discharged from the CRAC unit, the system including:a supply air temperature sensor;
a PID controller in communication with the supply air temperature sensor;
a memory in communication with the PID controller;
a plurality of look-up tables stored in the memory and setting forth different proportional “P”, integral (“I”) and derivative (“D”) gains based on an operating variable associated with operation of the cooling component of the cooling unit;
the cooling component including an electrically adjustable component being in communication with the PID controller and helping to control performance of the CRAG unit at least in part in response to the supply air temperature; and
wherein the PID controller uses the look-up tables together with a limited slope calculation which defines projected behavior of the operating variable, to adjust at least one of the P, I and D gains in real time, in controlling the cooling component to modify performance of the CRAC unit.

US Pat. No. 10,557,617

AUTO ALIGNING MODULE FOR LIGHTING APPLICATION

CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTION...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a housing defining an interior space within the housing;
a LED system mounted in the interior space of the housing; and
an alignment module positioned in the interior space of the housing to support the LED system at least at a base for an incandescent bulb, the alignment module being composed of a material having a dampening characteristic to dampen vibration of the LED system in the interior space, and connected to the LED system to maintain the LED system in a static position in the housing to automatically align a focal point of the LED system.

US Pat. No. 10,557,430

OIL CARRYOVER REDUCTION SYSTEM

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:a controller configured to determine which propulsion-generating vehicle or vehicles in a group of propulsion-generating vehicles have an increased risk for oil carryover during operation at an idle setting for at least a designated oil carryover commencement time period; and
an energy management system configured to determine a power requirement for the group of propulsion-generating vehicles, wherein the controller is configured to determine respective power outputs for the propulsion-generating vehicles in the group such that the propulsion-generating vehicle or vehicles having the increased risk for oil carryover do not operate at the idle setting for longer than the designated oil carryover commencement time period, and that a combined power output generated by the group of propulsion-generating vehicles meets the power requirement that is determined.

US Pat. No. 10,557,332

SPINDLE BRAKE LOGIC

The Charles Machine Works...

1. A method comprising:using a rotating spindle to drive rotation of a drill string;
activating a rotation brake so that the rotation brake engages the spindle;
applying a trial rotational pulse in a first rotational direction to the spindle while it remains engaged with the rotation brake; and
monitoring pressure within a hydraulic circuit coupled to the rotating spindle after the pulse is transmitted and while the spindle remains engaged with the rotation brake; and
transmitting a signal to a controller in response to a monitored pressure spike within the hydraulic circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,557,311

HYBRID DRILL BIT WITH COUNTER-ROTATION CUTTERS IN CENTER

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A drill bit for forming a wellbore through a geologic formation, the drill bit comprising:a connector configured for connection to a drillstring,
a bit body coupled to the connector and defining a bit body rotational axis extending longitudinally therethrough;
a peripherally-located fixed cutting structure on the bit body and including at least one fixed cutting element thereon for rotation with the bit body about the bit body rotational axis; and
a centrally-located counter-rotational cutting structure comprising two counter-rotational cutting members mounted about respective roller axes generally perpendicular to the bit body rotational axis;
wherein the peripherally-located fixed cutting structure includes a plurality of radially and axially distributed fixed-cutting elements, and wherein a leading end of the centrally-located counter-rotational cutting structure is disposed on a leading axial side of a radially-inner-most fixed cutting element; and
wherein the leading end of the centrally-located counter-rotational cutting structure is disposed on a trailing axial side of an axially leading-most fixed cutting element.

US Pat. No. 10,557,290

MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A motor vehicle door, with a motor vehicle door latch having a catch, a pawl, an infeed section and pertaining locking bolt that traverses a course through the infeed section to a pre-latching position to a main latching position, the motor vehicle door comprising:a stop device positioned externally from the motor vehicle door latch, the stop device comprising:
a deflection lever positioned to directly contact the locking bolt when the locking bolt moves along the course through the infeed section, wherein movement of the locking bolt along the course through the infeed section moves the deflection lever and attenuates movement of the locking bolt; and
a transfer lever, wherein movement of the deflection lever directly moves the transfer lever.

US Pat. No. 10,557,278

POOL CLEANER WITH CYCLONIC FLOW

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool cleaner, comprising:an intake having an inlet opening;
a drive assembly causing motion of the pool cleaner;
a separator assembly, comprising:
a canister subassembly, the canister subassembly comprising:
a canister body having a chamber therein;
a first debris container hingedly connected to a bottom edge of the canister body;
an inlet in fluidic communication with the intake, the inlet allowing fluid to enter the canister body; and
an outlet, wherein the inlet, the outlet, and the chamber are in fluidic communication;
wherein a cyclonic flow is generated within the chamber; and
wherein said pool cleaner creates a suction effect at an inlet opening receiving debris-laden water from a pool or spa.

US Pat. No. 10,556,773

PULL-OUT TYPE CORD WINDING MODULE

Qingdao GoerTek Technolog...

1. A magnetic attraction type cord winding module, comprising a rotary wheel on which a cord is wound and a stop button working cooperatively with the rotary wheel, wherein the cord winding module further comprises at least one pair of magnet blocks, the at least one pair of magnet blocks comprise a first magnet disposed on the stop button and a second magnet disposed on the rotary wheel, and the stop button automatically brakes the rotary wheel under the action of an attractive force or a repulsive force of the magnet blocks and prevents the rotary wheel from retracting the cord;wherein the stop button is a lever structure, and one or both ends of the stop button are provided with a U-shaped member or U-shaped members for mounting corresponding magnet blocks, and a ratchet to cooperate with the stop button is mounted on an upper end of the rotary wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,556,598

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A vehicle comprising:a vehicle control system that includes processor circuitry, a system memory, and a system communications interface; and
a vehicle component, having a component memory and a component communications interface communicatively coupled with the system communications interface, wherein the component memory is configured to store a plurality of different accumulated wear parameter values for the vehicle component and an operating age that is indicative of a duration of use of the vehicle component, each of the accumulated wear parameter values representing an amount of accumulated wear of the vehicle component while the vehicle component operates in a respective operating range of a plurality of different operating ranges,
wherein the system memory stores instructions that, while executed by the processor circuitry of the vehicle control system, direct the vehicle control system to:
update the accumulated wear parameter value for one or more of the different operating ranges and the operating age of the vehicle component during operation of the vehicle component;
determine projected wear parameter values of the vehicle component for the operating ranges, the projected wear parameter value determined for each of the operating ranges based on the operating age of the vehicle component that is updated and a designated growth rate of wear for the vehicle component that is associated with the respective operating range;
determine available wear parameter values for the vehicle component for each of the operating ranges based on the accumulated wear parameter value of the respective operating range and the projected wear parameter value of the respective operating range; and
perform a first corrective action for the vehicle based on at least one of the available wear parameter values,
wherein the vehicle component comprises an alternator;
wherein each of the plurality of operating ranges comprises a range of pole bolt speeds, and
wherein each of the available wear parameter values comprises a number of available pole bolt speed cycles of the alternator.

US Pat. No. 10,556,574

BRAKE CYLINDER MAINTAINING VALVE

WABTEC HOLDING CORP., Wi...

1. A system for maintaining brake cylinder pressure comprising:a brake cylinder passage configured to be in fluid communication with a brake cylinder;
a brake pipe passage configured to be in fluid communication with a brake pipe and the brake cylinder;
a first valve member moveable between a first position and a second position;
a second valve member in fluid communication with a reference pressure, the second valve member configured to move the first valve member from the first position to the second position based on a differential between a pressure within the brake cylinder passage and the reference pressure, wherein, when the first valve member is in the second position, the brake pipe passage is configured to supply air from the brake pipe to the brake cylinder such that air from the brake pipe is utilized to sustain leakage, not a separate reservoir;
an exhaust passage configured to be in fluid communication with atmosphere; and
a retainer nullification valve in fluid communication with the exhaust passage, the brake cylinder passage configured to be in fluid communication with the exhaust passage when the first valve member is in the first position, the retainer nullification valve configured to prevent flow of air from the exhaust passage to the atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 10,556,549

HEADREST-INTEGRATED ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPOR...

1. A headrest system for a vehicle seat, comprising:a head support unit adaptable onto a vehicle seat, including a pillow portion defining a head supporting surface configured to support the head of a vehicle boarder;
a fabric member configured to envelope at least a portion of the head support unit, the fabric member including:
a central portion configured to cover the head-supporting surface of the pillow portion, and
a fringe portion integrally connected around the central portion;
a plurality of anchor members arranged on the head support unit at locations opposite to the head supporting surface, configured to engage selective parts of the fringe portion so as to stretch the central portion substantially conformally over the head support surface of the pillow portion and substantially retain the fabric member on the head support unit; and
a multimedia module configured to be coupled to the head support unit, the multimedia module comprising:
a housing unit that defines a device compartment and a multimedia system including a display device accessibly retained in the device compartment,
wherein the housing unit comprises a base member adapted to be securely coupled to the head support unit, and the anchor members are integrally provided on the base member of the housing unit,
wherein the housing unit comprises a cover panel member configured to enclosingly couple the base member to define the device compartment that accessibly receives the multimedia system,
wherein the base member and the cover panel member are couplable to each other through a plurality of integrally formed buckle units respectively distributed thereon, and
wherein a portion of the anchor members is configured to concurrently function as the buckle unit.

US Pat. No. 10,556,455

HOUSING STRUCTURE FOR MACHINE

Kornit Digital Ltd., Ros...

1. A housing for an industrial machine, comprising:first and second plates;
first and second cross beams each connected between said first and second plates to form said first and second plates into endplates of an enclosure for said industrial machine; and
front and rear pivoted closures located between said endplates above said enclosure, said pivoted closures being openable to provide access to said enclosure, wherein the industrial machine is a textile printing machine, and said textile printing machine comprises a printing head and a printing tray, said printing head being attached to a third cross beam and said printing tray running across a structure supported at least partially by said first and second cross beams.

US Pat. No. 10,556,374

METHOD FOR CONVERTING A DESIGN OF AN ORIGINAL PREFORM AND A RELATED MOLD STACK FOR THE MOLDING THEREOF

Husky Injection Molding S...

1. A method for converting a design of an original preform that is blow moldable to form a container into a design of a converted preform having less molding material that is blow moldable to form the same container, the original preform having a hollow tubular body that includes a neck finish at an open end thereof, an original base at a closed end thereof and a body arranged between the neck finish and the original base, wherein the neck finish is configured to retain, in use, a closure thereon, and the body and the original base are blow moldable to form corresponding parts of the container, the method comprising:retaining the neck finish and the body of the original preform on the converted preform; and
replacing the original base of the original preform with a converted base having an outer base surface that joins with an outer body surface of the body at a base split line (S1) of the original base and that fits offset within an original outer body surface of the original base, whereby the outer base surface of the converted base is entirely convex, and the converted preform has a reduced total length, disregarding any gate vestige that may be formed thereon, relative to a total length of the original preform.

US Pat. No. 10,556,261

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSPECTION OF ROLL SURFACE

ARCONIC INC., Pittsburgh...

1. A method comprising:lighting a surface of a roll using refracted light generated via a light source and a prism;
wherein the light source is positioned above the prism;
wherein a plate is positioned below the prism and above the surface of the roll;
wherein the plate has one or more apertures;
wherein the one or more aperatures are at least partially filled with a fliud;
wherein the prism is positioned below a camera and above the plate;
wherein the light source and the prism are positioned to provide the refracted light to the surface of the roll at an angle of at least 75 degrees as measured from a line normal to the surface of the roll;
receiving, by at least one specifically programmed computer system, a plurality of lines from the camera while the roll is rotating;
wherein each line corresponds to a section of the roll;
wherein the plurality of lines are generated using at least a portion of the refracted light;
creating, by the at least one specifically programmed computer system, a plurality of frames based, at least in part, on the plurality of lines;
generating, by the at least one specifically programmed computer system, a two-dimensional image of the surface of the roll based, at least in part, on the plurality of frames;
evaluating, by the at least one specifically programmed computer system, defects on the roll based, at least in part, on the two-dimensional image of the surface of the roll; and
grinding the roll based, at least in part, on the evaluating step.

US Pat. No. 10,556,136

HALF FACEPIECE

Scott Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A half facepiece, comprising:a non-porous support piece;
a head harness detachably connected to the support piece;
at least one porous filter removably adjacent to the support piece, the support piece fixing the position of the at least one filter to the half facepiece, the filter allowing air to pass therethrough and separating contaminants from the air;
a sealing edge molded directly to the at least one filter; and
a grille of slotted overlays configured to deflect spray and prevent splashed liquids from passing through the grille and into contact with the at least one filter.

US Pat. No. 10,555,948

NANOCARRIERS AND THEIR PROCESSING FOR DIAGNOSTICS AND THERAPEUTICS

Rhode Island Hospital, P...

1. A method of treating joint disease comprising administration to a subject of an effective amount of a nanopiece, wherein said nanopiece comprises i) a compound of Formula I or Formula II or a combination thereof, and ii) a nucleic acid:
wherein, X is CH or N;
R2 is hydrogen or a linker group;
Y is absent when R2 is hydrogen or is an amino acid side chain, amino acid or polypeptide; and
R1 is hydrogen or aliphatic, wherein the nanopiece has a size in at least one dimension between 0.1 nm and 150 nm,
wherein a ratio of the compound to nucleic acid ranges from 4.4 to 30 ?g compound per to 0.1 nmol of the nucleic acid;
wherein the nanopiece is positively charged at pH 7-7.5.

US Pat. No. 10,555,838

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR APPLYING CLOSED INCISION NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY

KCI Licensing, Inc., San...

1. A treatment system, the system comprising:a tension relief layer comprising a central elastic region coupled between a pair of opposing wings, wherein at least a portion of each opposing wing of the pair of opposing wings has an adhesive lower surface, wherein the pair of opposing wings are configured to be stretched away from one another towards a first tensile configuration, and wherein while held in the first tensile configuration, the pair of opposing wings are configured to adhere to skin on opposing sides of an incision;
an indicator layer comprising opposing pull tabs respectively coupled to at least a portion of an upper surface of the pair of opposing wings, the opposing pull tabs each having elongated extension portions configured to mate in an interlocked arrangement;
a porous region within the central elastic region configured to allow for a passage of material from the incision or wound to an upper surface of the tension relief layer; and
a conformable sealing layer configured to be applied over the tension relief layer and configured to adhere to tissue adjacent the incision or wound forming a sealed space around at least a portion of the incision or wound.

US Pat. No. 10,555,803

TISSUE FIXATION DEVICE

Medos International Sarl,...

1. A method for fixating a graft ligament into a bone tunnel, the method comprising:forming a graft construct by coupling the graft ligament to a tissue fixation device via a graft retention loop of the tissue fixation device, the tissue fixation device comprising first and at least one second elongate, substantially rigid support members that are discrete elements separated from each other and at least one flexible member connecting the rigid support members;
passing the graft construct through the bone tunnel with the tissue fixation device in a delivery configuration such that the rigid support members are in a non-intersecting orientation relative to one another and are disposed a first distance away from one another; and
after the graft construct is passed up through the bone tunnel and is disposed over an opening in the bone tunnel, positioning the tissue fixation device over the opening in a deployed configuration such that the rigid support members are disposed a second distance away from one another that is greater than the first distance, and the graft retention loop and the graft ligament extend into the bone tunnel.

US Pat. No. 10,555,798

SURGICAL ARTICLES AND METHODS

David Staskin, Boston, M...

1. An implant system for treating a pelvic condition in a patient, comprising:an implant including a support portion and one or more extension portions, with the one or more extension portions including an end portion;
a needle device including a needle having an interior lumen and a movable member, wherein the movable member includes a snap engagement feature to selectively engage the end portion; and
a handle having an actuator, with the actuator in operable communication with the movable member, wherein the movable member is biased in an extended position and the actuator is adapted to retract the movable member within the needle.

US Pat. No. 10,555,733

COLORED SUTURE CONSTRUCTION

TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPOR...

1. A suture comprising:a woven braid of fibers including:
a first fiber comprising a colorable material, wherein an entire length of the first fiber is colored a first color; and
a second fiber comprising a colorable material, wherein only a portion of the second fiber is colored a second color; and
a third fiber.
US Pat. No. 10,555,468

SOYBEAN VARIETY HLL0771

BASF AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIO...

1. A seed of soybean variety HLL0771, wherein a representative sample of seed of said soybean variety is deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125952 .
US Pat. No. 10,557,037

COATED PIGMENTS, METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION AND THE USE THEREOF, COATING AGENT AND ARTICLE

ECKART GMBH, Hartenstein...

1. A pigment comprising a metallic substrate and at least one inorganic/organic hybrid layer,wherein the inorganic/organic hybrid layer comprises at least one metal oxide, at least one network former, and at least one organic polymer,
wherein the at least one metal oxide does not constitute an oxidation product of the metallic substrate, and the term “metal oxide” comprises oxides, hydroxides, and oxide hydrates of the metals and semimetals,
wherein the network former is joined at least partially covalently to the metal oxide and to the organic polymer,
wherein the ratio of the amount of metal oxide of the inorganic/organic hybrid layer to the specific surface area of the uncoated metal pigment is in a range from 16.1 mg/m2 to 25 mg/m2, and
the ratio of the amount of organic polymer of the inorganic/organic hybrid layer to the specific surface area of the uncoated metal pigment is in a range from 3.9 mg/m2 to 10.1 mg/m2.
US Pat. No. 10,557,158

PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS FOR PREPARATION OF NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCING LIBRARIES AND LIBRARIES PREPARED USING SAME

10X GENOMICS, INC., Plea...

1. A method for nucleic acid processing, comprising:(a) synthesizing a double-stranded nucleic acid molecule comprising at least one uracil;
(b) at one or more sites corresponding to said at least one uracil, generating a plurality of single-stranded nucleic acid molecules from said double-stranded nucleic acid molecule; and
(c) using a nucleic acid barcode molecule comprising a barcode sequence to generate a barcoded nucleic acid molecule comprising (i) a sequence of a single-stranded nucleic acid molecule of said plurality of single-stranded nucleic acid molecules or reverse complement thereof; and (ii) said barcode sequence or reverse complement thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,561,035

WEARABLE COMPUTING SYSTEMS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A computing device configured to be worn on a user's body, the computing device comprising:a computing device body;
a display coupled with the computing device body;
a first set of computing components incorporated into the computing device body; and
a securing system configured to secure the computing device body in a closed loop around a body part, the securing system comprising a plurality of detachable modular segments each joined to one or more other detachable modular segments to form a band comprising a second set of computing components,
each detachable modular segment comprising
a first mechanical connector and a second mechanical connector each coupled to a complementary mechanical connector on an adjacent detachable modular segment or the computing device body, the first mechanical connector comprising a pin configured to be received through an opening along a length direction of a circular recess on the adjacent detachable modular segment or the computing device body, and the second mechanical connector comprising a circular recess with an opening configured to receive a pin on the adjacent detachable modular segment or the computing device body along a length direction of the circular recess,
a first set of electrical connectors integrated with the first mechanical connector, and a second set of electrical connectors integrated with the second mechanical connector, each set of electrical connectors configured to connect to a corresponding set of electrical connectors integrated with the complementary mechanical connector on the adjacent detachable modular segment or the computing device body, such that the first set of electrical connectors electrically connects to the corresponding set of electrical connectors when the first mechanical connector is coupled to the complementary mechanical connector of the adjacent detachable modular segment or the computing device body, and
one or more electrical components incorporated into the detachable modular segment, such that a functionality of the computing device is modifiable by detaching one or more adjacent detachable modular segments and also by attaching one or more other adjacent detachable modular segments,
wherein the plurality of the detachable modular segments are configured to form an electrical circuit extending around the closed loop.

US Pat. No. 10,561,032

PRINTING CIRCUIT BOARD ACCOMMODATION CASING HAVING ENGAGEMENT PROTRUSION WITH CRUSHING MARGIN

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A printed circuit board accommodation casing comprising:a support surface that abuts on a first planar portion of a printed circuit board;
a side wall portion at least partially surrounding the first planar portion of the printed circuit board, the first planar portion of which is abutted by the support surface; and
an engagement protrusion formed on the side wall portion,
wherein the engagement protrusion includes a crushing margin, which is crushed against the first planar portion of the printed circuit board such that the crushing margin is changed in shape by direct pressing contact with the printed circuit board, at a location where the support surface does not abut on the first planar portion of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,561,031

BOARD UNIT

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A board unit comprising:a circuit board;
a case having a peripheral wall for accommodating the circuit board, the peripheral wall including a pair of side walls, a front wall and a back wall;
a bus bar electrically connected to the circuit board and having a lead-out part which extends out of the case;
a power terminal connecting the lead-out part of the bus bar with a connection terminal of an electric wire; and
a cover assembled to the case from above so as to cover the power terminal and having a lateral wall, which overlaps a corresponding lateral surface of one of the pair of side walls and on an outer side thereof,
wherein one of the pair of side walls and the lateral wall of the cover is provided with an engagement protrusion protruding outwardly with respect to the cover, and the other of the one of the pair of side walls of the case and the lateral wall of the cover is provided with an engagement recess to be engaged with the engagement protrusion,
wherein the lateral wall of the cover is provided with a latch piece at a position that is axially offset from the engagement protrusion or the engagement recess in a longitudinal direction defining a longitudinal length of the lateral wall, and the one of the pair of side walls of the case is provided with a latch portion to be latched with the latch piece, the engagement protrusion and the latch portion being coplanar with each other on the lateral wall, and
wherein latching between the latch piece and the latch portion restricts displacement of the lateral wall of the cover with respect to the case.

US Pat. No. 10,561,028

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A flexible display, comprising: a roller, an external wall of the roller being provided with an opening; a first rotating shaft rotatably connected with the roller; and a flexible display screen configured to protrude from the roller or withdraw into the roller through the opening, the flexible display screen having a movable first end and a second end fixed at the first rotating shaft, the first end and the second end being opposite to each other; and at least one second rotating shaft rotatably connected with the roller; a frame on at least one side edge of the flexible display screen, wherein the frame has a first end fixedly connected with the first end of the flexible display screen and a second end fixed at the second rotating shaft, and the frame is configured to flatten the side edge where the frame is located upon the flexible display screen protruding from the roller, and is configured to be separated from the flexible display screen and rolled onto the second rotating shaft upon the flexible display screen withdrawing into the roller, wherein the side edge is an edge of the flexible display screen except the first end and the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,561,023

METHOD OF MAKING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A THIN FILM RESISTOR FORMED ON AN LCP SOLDER MASK AND RELATED DEVICES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An electronic device comprising:a substrate having opposing first and second major surfaces and comprising liquid crystal polymer (LCP);
a plurality of electrically conductive vias through the substrate;
at least one circuit layer comprising a plurality of solder pads carried by the first major surface of the substrate and coupled to respective ones of the plurality of electrically conductive vias;
a plurality of LCP solder masks each carried by a respective one of the first and second major surfaces of the substrate, each LCP solder mask having a plurality of mask openings extending between first and second major surfaces thereof; and
at least one thin film resistor carried by at least one of the plurality of LCP solder masks and coupled between a corresponding pair of adjacent electrically conductive vias from among the plurality of electrically conductive vias;
each LCP solder mask being directly coupled to the substrate without an adhesive layer with the plurality of solder pads being aligned with the plurality of mask openings.

US Pat. No. 10,561,021

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE AND POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A power semiconductor module comprising:a housing which houses a power semiconductor chip;
a plurality of control pins which protrude outward from an upper surface of the housing, and establish a direct electrical connection between the power semiconductor chip and a control board, at least one of the plurality of control pins being electrically connected to a driver IC to transfer a supply voltage to the driver IC or a control signal to control operation of the power semiconductor chip; and
at least one guide pin which protrudes outward from the upper surface of the housing, wherein
each of the plurality of control pins has at least one step in a height direction from the upper surface of the housing toward a tip farthest from the housing, the at least one step contacting a back surface of the control board, and
a maximum diameter of each of the plurality of control pins is smaller than a maximum diameter of the at least one guide pin.

US Pat. No. 10,561,020

PIN ARRAY INCLUDING SEGMENTED PINS FOR FORMING SELECTIVELY PLATED THROUGH HOLES

International Business Ma...

1. A process of utilizing a pin array that includes multiple segmented pins for forming selectively plated through holes, the process comprising:forming a printed circuit board (PCB) laminate structure that includes a plurality of spinel-doped core layers and a plurality of through holes, wherein each spinel-doped core layer of the plurality of spinel-doped core layers includes a heat-activated spinel material incorporated into a dielectric material;
aligning individual segmented pins of a plurality of segmented pins of a pin array with corresponding through holes of the plurality of through holes of the PCB laminate structure, wherein each segmented pin of the plurality of segmented pins includes one or more heated segments and one or more insulating segments;
inserting the plurality of segmented pins of the pin array into the corresponding through holes;
generating heat within each heated segment of the plurality of segmented pins that is sufficient to form metal nuclei sites in selected regions of the plurality of spinel-doped core layers that are adjacent to portions of the individual through holes that contain the one or more heated segments of the individual segmented pins, wherein the metal nuclei sites function as seed layers to enable formation of selectively plated through holes.

US Pat. No. 10,561,016

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD, COF MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A flexible circuit board comprising:a substrate;
a first wiring pattern layer provided on a first surface of the substrate;
a first plating layer provided on the first wiring pattern layer and including a first open area;
a second plating layer provided on the first plating layer and including a second open area;
a first protective layer that directly contacts one surface of the first wiring pattern layer exposed at the first open area, a side surface of the first plating layer, and a side surface of the second plating layer;
a second wiring pattern layer provided under a second surface opposite to the first surface of the substrate;
a third plating layer provided under the second wiring pattern layer;
a fourth plating layer provided under the third plating layer; and
a second protective layer provided under the fourth plating layer,
wherein the first protective layer is provided higher than an upper surface of the second plating layer,
wherein a width of the second open area of the second plating layer is larger than a width of the first open area of the first plating layer, and
wherein an upper surface of the first plating layer exposed in the second open area is in direct contact with the first protective layer.

US Pat. No. 10,561,013

COUPLED VIA STRUCTURE, CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING THE COUPLED VIA STRUCTURE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A coupled via structure comprising:a plate via penetrating through a board body, the plate via including a first plate and a second plate, the first plate and the second plate facing each other with a first gap distance therebetween;
a contact pad connected to the plate via on a surface of the board body, the contact pad including a first contact connected to the first plate and a second contact connected to the second plate, the first contact and the second contact being separated from each other; and
a connection line connected to the contact pad on the surface of the board body, the connection line including a first line and a second line, the first line connected to the first contact and the second line connected to the second contact, the second line being spaced apart from the first line by a second gap distance such that the connection line is connected to a coupled signal line having a main signal line for transferring a main signal and a complementary signal line for transferring a complementary signal with respect to the main signal,
wherein the contact pad is in a shape of a plate having a width and a thickness such that the width of the contact pad substantially equals a width of the plate via and a thickness of the contact pad substantially equals a thickness of the plate via.

US Pat. No. 10,561,011

COMBINED HEAT SINK AND PHOTON HARVESTOR

LOON LLC, Mountain View,...

1. A heat transfer system comprising:a first component formed of a thermally conductive material, the first component secured and thermally coupled with an electronic device, the first component including first and second layers; and
a second component including a surface adapted to capture stray photons to provide heat to the electronic device, wherein the first component is in superposed relation with the second component.

US Pat. No. 10,561,004

HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM INCLUDING LIGHT DIMMER OPERATION BASED UPON A SEQUENCE OF PARTIAL DIMMING COMMANDS AND RELATED METHODS

K4CONNECT INC., Raleigh,...

1. A home automation (HA) system comprising:a plurality of HA operation devices within a structure, at least one of the plurality of HA operation devices comprising a light dimmer for a first area;
a plurality of HA user interface devices for respective users within the structure, each HA user interface device configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one of the plurality of HA operation devices; and
at least one HA hub device within the structure to provide communications for the plurality of HA user interface devices and the plurality of HA operation devices and configured to
receive a light-off command from an HA user interface device within a second area for the light dimmer and send a sequence of partial dimming commands over at least 10 seconds to the light dimmer to turn the light off, and
determine whether the given area is occupied based upon at least one HA operation device, and when occupied, then send a light-on override command to the light dimmer.

US Pat. No. 10,560,994

LIGHTING CONTROL APPARATUS, CORRESPONDING METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE) ...

1. A lighting control apparatus for producing control signals of at least one operating parameter of at least one controlled lighting device, wherein the apparatus includes a learning machine configured for performing:a supervised learning phase, wherein, as a function of a first set of audio and/or video files coupled with a first set of control signals, the machine produces mapping rules between the first set of audio and/or video files and the first set of control signals;
an unsupervised learning phase wherein the machine receives a second set of audio and/or video files and produces, from the second set of audio and/or video files, a second set of control signals as a function of the mapping rules.

US Pat. No. 10,560,991

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a plurality of light source units including:
a light source board on which a plurality of types of light sources to be connected to each other in parallel is mounted;
a constant current board on which a constant current circuit for supplying current to the light source is mounted; and
a housing for housing the light source board and the constant current board,
wherein the light sources of the same type of the plurality of the light source units are connected in series to each other,
wherein colors of lights emitted by the light sources are different for each of the types,
wherein a plurality of constant current circuits are connected in series with each type of the light sources, and are disposed dispersedly on the constant current boards of the plurality of light source units,
wherein two light source units are provided,
wherein the light source board is provided with the light sources of three types,
wherein the constant current circuits for each supplying current to the light sources of two types are mounted on one constant current board of the two light source units, each drive current for the light sources of the two types is smaller among the light sources of three types, and
wherein the constant current circuit for supplying current to the light source of one type is mounted on the other constant current board of the two light source units, the drive current of the light source of the one type is the largest among the light sources of the three types.

US Pat. No. 10,560,988

DISPLAY MODULE AND METHOD FOR COATING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for coating a display module comprising:preparing a display module comprising a plurality of luminous elements mounted on a printed circuit board;
arranging a jig along an edge of the printed circuit board, the edge of the printed circuit board provided at an edge of the display module containing the printed circuit board;
forming a coating layer that surrounds side portions of the each of the luminous elements by discharging an opaque coating solvent between each of the luminous elements and the coating also positioned at the edge of the printed circuit board provided at the edge of the display module; and
separating the jig from the printed circuit board,
wherein the forming the coating layer comprises filling up to a region that projects further than the edge of the printed circuit board with the opaque coating solvent using a slanting surface of the jig that is slanting toward an outside of the jig in a direction toward an upper side of the jig.

US Pat. No. 10,560,979

MEASUREMENT RESULT REPORTING METHOD, METHOD FOR COUNTING BY TIMER, APPARATUS, AND USER EQUIPMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

4. A user equipment comprising:a receiver configured to receive a measurement configuration of an unlicensed spectrum cell sent by a base station, wherein the measurement configuration comprises a trigger condition, an average signal strength, a signal strength related time ratio, and a discovery signal measurement timing configuration (DMTC);
obtain a time window ratio, wherein the time window ratio equals NDMTC_valid/NDMTC, where NDMTC_valid is a quantity of DMTCs measured by the processor for which a discovery reference signal (DRS) of the unlicensed spectrum cell is obtained, and NDMTC is a quantity of the DMTCs measured by the processor; and
a transmitter configured to send a measurement result of the average signal strength, the signal strength related time ratio, and the time window ratio to the base station when at least one of the average signal strength or the signal strength related time ratio satisfies the trigger condition.

US Pat. No. 10,560,975

DISCOVERY OF CONNECTED DEVICES TO DETERMINE CONTROL CAPABILITIES AND META-INFORMATION

Belkin International, Inc...

1. A gateway device, comprising:one or more processors;
a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium containing instructions which when executed on the one or more data processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations including:
detecting a network device connected to the gateway device, wherein the gateway device provides communication routing for the network device; and
probing the network device for meta-information and control capabilities of the network device; and
a receiver configured to receive the meta-information and the control capabilities of the network device, wherein the meta-information includes identifying information of the network device;
wherein the non-transitory machine-readable storage medium further contains instructions which when executed on the one or more data processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations including:
determining a device specific interface object for the network device using the meta-information;
determining one or more primary control capabilities corresponding to the network device; and
transmitting a device specific interface object module and the one or more primary control capabilities, wherein the device specific interface object module and the one or more primary control capabilities facilitate display of a gateway device interface, wherein the gateway device interface displays the device specific interface object and a control object, wherein the control object allows control of the network device using the one or more primary control capabilities, and wherein the one or more primary control capabilities include less than all control capabilities of the network device that are provided in a proprietary interface of the network device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,970

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus communicable with a device including a wireless interface, comprising:a wireless interface for performing wireless communication;
a display device; and
at least one processor that executes instructions to:
make a search for, by transmitting a probe request including an SSID corresponding to an access point information previously connected to the information processing apparatus, a nearby access point corresponding to the SSID, wherein the access point information is stored in the information processing apparatus;
display, on the display device, one or more access points found by the search, and
transmit, to the device, setting information for connection to an access point selected by a user from the displayed one or more access points, using a wireless direct communication established with the device,
wherein, in the search, a probe request including an SSID corresponding to an access point whose stealth SSID function is enabled is transmitted, upon condition that, as the access point information previously connected to the information processing apparatus, information of the access point whose stealth SSID function is enabled is stored.

US Pat. No. 10,560,969

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication apparatus capable of performing wireless communication via a first communication method and a second communication method compliant with the IEE 802.11 standard, the communication apparatus comprising:an execution unit configured to execute an operation mode selectively from among a first operation mode, a second operation mode, and a third operation mode, the first operation mode being an operation mode which is used in the second communication method and in which the communication apparatus performs communication compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard via a wireless network created by the communication apparatus, the second operation mode being an operation mode which is used in the second communication method and in which the communication apparatus performs communication compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard via a wireless network created by an external apparatus, and the third operation mode being an operation mode in which communication compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard based on the first operation mode and communication compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard based on the second operation mode are concurrently performed;
a selection unit configured to select either a first communication parameter for establishing a connection with the wireless network created by the communication apparatus or a second communication parameter for establishing a connection with the wireless network created by the external apparatus as a communication parameter to be provided to another communication apparatus via the first communication method, based on a selection by a user in a case where the third operation mode is executed by the execution unit;
a providing unit configured to provide a communication parameter to the another communication apparatus, the communication parameter which is to be provided by the providing unit being switched between the first communication parameter and the second communication parameter, wherein the providing unit provides the first communication parameter without the selection by the user based on that the execution unit executes the first operation mode, the second communication parameter without the selection by the user based on that the execution unit executes the second operation mode, and either the first communication parameter or the second communication parameter selected by the selection unit based on that the execution unit executes the third operation mode; and
a communication unit configured to communicate with the another communication apparatus via the second communication method compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard, to which the communication parameter has been provided by the providing unit via the first communication method, by using the operation mode corresponding to the communication parameter provided by the providing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,560,963

FIRST RADIO NODE AND METHOD THEREIN FOR PERFORMING A LISTEN-BEFORE-TALK (LBT) WITH A SELECTED LBT METHOD

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a first radio node, the first radio node being configured to operate in a Long Term Evolution, LTE, wireless communications network, the method comprising:selecting a Listen-Before-Talk, LBT, method based on a type of information to be transmitted to a second radio node in a radio channel in unlicensed spectrum;
performing an LBT with the selected LBT method on the radio channel;
when the type of information is data, the selected method comprises always deferring transmission of the data until one of: a) after completion of a first period of observation of the radio channel in which an outcome of the first period of observation of the radio channel is that the radio channel is idle, an outcome of at least a second period of observation of the radio channel is that the radio channel is idle, and b) an outcome of a first period of observation of the radio channel and one or more defer periods is that the radio channel is idle; and
when the type of information is one of control and management information, the selected method comprises allowing transmission of the information immediately after an outcome of the first period of observation is that the radio channel is idle, a duration of the first period of observation providing priority to the one of the control and the management information compared to data.

US Pat. No. 10,560,959

SPREADING OPTIONS FOR NON-ORTHOGONAL MULTIPLE ACCESS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus configured to be employed in an evolved NodeB (“eNB”) comprising:one or more processors configured to:
designate a first plurality of physical resource blocks (“PRBs”) as a non-orthogonal multiple access (“NOMA”) zone and a second plurality of PRBs as an orthogonal multiple access (“OMA”) zone to enable multiplexing user equipments (“UEs”) for uplink transmissions;
schedule a first UE of the UEs to generate the uplink transmissions among the first plurality of PRBs within the NOMA zone without an explicit grant message based on a first transmission packet size or a first transmission rate;
enable the first UE to transmit data without the explicit grant message by using the first plurality of PRBs as long as the first transmission packet size of the data, or the first transmission rate of the data is smaller than a predefined threshold;
signal the predefined threshold to the first UE via explicit signaling and as an Internet of Things (“IoT”) threshold associated with an IoT standard for the first transmission packet size or the first transmission rate; and
schedule the first UE to generate a different transmission in the OMA zone with an explicit grant message by using the second plurality of PRBs based on the first transmission packet size or the first transmission rate reaching or exceeding the IoT threshold; and
a radio frequency (RF) interface, coupled to the one or more processors, configured to receive or transmit transmission data with an RF circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,560,958

INTERFACE DEVICE AND METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A signal processing device of a base station, the signal processing device being connected to one or more wireless devices of the base station, the signal processing device comprising:a memory; and
a processor configured to:
transmit wireless device setting information to the one or more wireless devices via a front-haul interface during a transmission unit time;
transmit a downlink packet, which is obtained by packetizing downlink baseband data, to the one or more wireless devices via the front-haul interface;
receive an uplink packet through the front-haul interface;
obtain uplink baseband data and inherent control information by performing uplink packetization on the received uplink packet; and
process the uplink baseband data based on analysis of the obtained inherent control information,
wherein each of the downlink packet and the uplink packet comprises a header in which common header information and independent header information are recorded, and a payload in which one of the downlink baseband data and the uplink baseband data is recorded,
wherein the common header information includes a front-haul frame number and a packet type indicator,
wherein the independent header information includes additional information dependent on a packet type and function split setting,
wherein the payload includes base band data according to the packet type, and
wherein the packet type indicator indicates a priority for determining service quality of the packet.

US Pat. No. 10,560,957

OUT-OF-SYNC GRANT HANDLING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communication at a user equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication network, comprising:while performing a clear channel assessment (CCA) procedure for a first stored uplink grant of one or more stored uplink grants within a queue;
receiving, asynchronously, an uplink grant from a network entity on a downlink communication channel, wherein the uplink grant is associated with a system frame number (SFN);
determining, based on the SFN, that the uplink grant is out of order with the one or more stored uplink grants within the queue; and
inserting the uplink grant in an ordered position within the queue relative to the one or more stored uplink grants.

US Pat. No. 10,560,954

LOW LATENCY TRANSMISSION CONFIGURATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a network node of a wireless communication system, wherein the wireless communication system is adapted to operate in accordance with a first—system standard—latency requirement comprising a first latency, the method comprising:receiving a message from a wireless communication device, the message indicating that the wireless communication device is adapted to transmit data associated with a second latency requirement comprising a second latency which is lower than the first latency;
selecting a first configuration for the wireless communication device from a plurality of configurations, wherein each configuration is associated with a respective group of wireless communication devices adapted to transmit data associated with the second latency requirement, wherein each of the plurality of configurations comprises a respective radio resource for potential transmission by the wireless communication devices of the respective group, and wherein the selection is based on a probability of interference between the potential transmissions by the wireless communication devices of the group associated with the selected configuration; and
transmitting configuration information to the wireless communication device regarding the radio resource of the selected configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,560,945

MODE INDICATION FOR WIRELESS DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:a processing system configured to:
generate a frame having a first portion recognizable by first and second types of devices, wherein:
the first portion comprises a header of the frame;
the header comprises a scrambler field; and
the scrambler field includes a first number of bits indicating scrambler initialization information; and
select a value for representation by a second number of bits of the scrambler field of the header, wherein the value indicates at least one of:
whether a second portion of the frame is encoded using an enhanced modulation scheme supported by the second type of devices but not supported by the first type of devices; or
a length of the second portion of the frame encoded using the enhanced modulation scheme; and
a first interface configured to output the frame for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,560,944

METHODS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING MULTI-RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY CARRIER AGGREGATION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

11. A multi-radio access technology (multi-RAT) wireless transmitter/receiver unit (WTRU), comprising:a processor configured to:
configure a primary radio connection of a RAT of a first type associated with a single core network control plane connection of the RAT of the first type,
configure a secondary radio connection of the RAT of the second type based on configuration information of the RAT of the second type, and
determine that a radio link failure (RLF) has occurred on the RAT of the second type; and
a wireless transmit/receive unit configured to:
receive, via the primary radio connection, the configuration information to configure the secondary radio connection of the RAT of the second type,
receive control information related to the RAT of the second type using the primary radio connection, and
transmit a message using resources of the RAT of the first type based on the determined RLF.

US Pat. No. 10,560,942

SUB-BAND UTILIZATION FOR A WIRELESS POSITIONING MEASUREMENT SIGNAL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of providing reference signals with a base station in a wireless telecommunication network, the method comprising:receiving an indication of a frequency offset for each sub-band of a plurality of non-contiguous sub-bands of an allocated frequency band;
determining, based at least in part on the indication of the frequency offset for each sub-band of the plurality of non-contiguous sub-bands, one or more symbols of one or more resource blocks during which a first reference signal is to be transmitted on the allocated frequency band, the allocated frequency band being centered at a center frequency and having a minimum frequency and a maximum frequency; and
transmitting, with the base station and during the determined one or more symbols, the first reference signal on a first portion of the allocated frequency band such that a power of the first reference signal occupies the plurality of non-contiguous sub-bands of the allocated frequency band, the plurality of non-contiguous sub-bands of the allocated frequency band having a total bandwidth of less than a bandwidth of the allocated frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,560,921

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RADIO RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for providing a multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a network entity via an M2 interface, a first message including first information for configuring a physical multicast channel (PMCH) for a MBMS and second information on one or more service identity associated with the PMCH;
generating third information indicating an overload status of the PMCH; and
transmitting, to the network entity via the M2 interface, a second message including an identifier of a multicast broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN) area associated with the MBMS, the third information indicating the overload status of the PMCH, and fourth information on at least one service identity of the one or more service identity associated with the PMCH.

US Pat. No. 10,560,920

SC-MCCH RESOURCE CONFIGURATION METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS

ZTE CORPORATION, (CN)

1. A resource configuration method for a single cell multicast control channel SC-MCCH, comprising: sending, by a base station, a system broadcast message, wherein the system broadcast message carries configuration information of a single cell multicast control channel SC-MCCH, and the configuration information comprises: a modification period (MP) of the SC-MCCH and time domain position information where the SC-MCCH is located; and sending, by the base station, frequency domain scheduling information of the SC-MCCH on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), wherein the frequency domain scheduling information comprises at least one of: frequency domain position information of the SC-MCCH and a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) of the SC-MCCH, wherein the configuration information further comprises at least one of: a repetition period (RP) of the SC-MCCH, configuration information of change notification information of the SC-MCCH, wherein in response to the configuration information comprising configuration information of change notification information of the SC-MCCH, the change notification information of the SC-MCCH is indicated by downlink control information DCI in the physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), and in response to the change notification information of the SC-MCCH indicated by the downlink control information DCI, the method comprises: in response to the change notification information of the SC-MCCH only indicating whether the SC-MCCH is updated, a first designated bit N in the DCI is for indicating whether the SC-MCCH is updated, where N=1 is for indicating that the SC-MCCH is updated, and N=0 is for indicating that the SC-MCCH is not updated, and N takes a value of 1 or 0.

US Pat. No. 10,560,919

METHOD FOR EXECUTING PAGING SEQUENCE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a mobility management entity (MME) to transmit a paging message to a user equipment (UE) in a hyper (H)-system frame number (SFN) non-synchronization situation in which H-SFN starting occasions of the MME and an evolved_nodeB (eNB) have been spaced at a preset range or more in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to the eNB, assistance information comprising an identifier of the UE and an extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) cycle;
receiving, from the eNB, a paging information response message as a response to the assistance information, wherein the paging information response message comprises a remaining time up to a next paging occasion of the UE calculated based on the assistance information; and
setting the remaining time as an eDRX timer initial value and transmitting the paging message to the eNB when the eDRX timer expires,
wherein the paging information response message further comprises a paging synchronization gap value which is a maximum error value between paging occasions of eNBs at which a paging occasion of the eNB is capable of being considered to have been synchronized with paging occasions of other eNBs.

US Pat. No. 10,560,908

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE SYNCHRONIZATION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method, comprising:sending, by a base station, a radio resource control (RRC) signal to a first user equipment (UE), the RRC signal instructing the first UE to transmit a first device-to-device synchronization signal (D2DSS) over a synchronization communication resource when the first UE is in a radio resource control connected (RRC_CONNECTED) state with the base station;
receiving, by the base station, a request to become a synchronization source from a second UE after sending the RRC signal to the first UE; and
determining that the second UE does not satisfy at least one criterion for becoming the synchronization source, and based thereon sending a denial message to the second UE.

US Pat. No. 10,560,903

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT, COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND METHODS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An infrastructure equipment for transmitting data to or receiving data from one or more communications devices in a wireless communications network, the infrastructure equipment comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit signals to the one or more communications devices via a wireless access interface;
a receiver configured to receive signals from the one or more of the communications devices via the wireless access interface; and
circuitry configured to control the transmitter and a receiver to provide the wireless access interface, the wireless access interface providing communications resources arranged in time divided units of a system bandwidth providing a plurality of blocks of frequency resources, wherein
the circuitry is configured with the transmitter and the receiver to
provide one or more narrowband carriers, each carrier providing within a subband frequency bandwidth communications resources for allocation to narrow band communications devices, the subband frequency bandwidth being less than and within the system bandwidth, signals being transmitted to the narrowband communications devices via the one or more narrow band carriers in accordance with a first configuration:
receive a control message representing a request to transmit a high priority message from at least one of the narrowband communications devices; and
transmit signals on a down-link of a narrowband carrier to the at least one of the narrowband communications devices with a second configuration, wherein the first configuration includes transmitting the signals with a first power, and transmitting the signals with the second configuration includes increasing a power of the signals above the first power to a second power to reduce a time for communicating a high priority message transmitted to the at least one of the narrowband communications devices.

US Pat. No. 10,560,902

METHOD, DEVICE AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMISSION POWER, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A method for controlling uplink transmission power, comprising:receiving, by a User Equipment (UE), configuration information, and determining a power control (PC) parameter corresponding to a Transmission Time Interval (TTI) length of a first type and a PC parameter corresponding to a TTI length of a second type in accordance with the configuration information; and
determining, by the UE, transmission power of a channel which is transmitted using the TTI length of the first type in accordance with the PC parameter corresponding to the TTI length of the first type, and transmission power of a channel which is transmitted using the TTI length of the second type in accordance with the PC parameter corresponding to the TTI length of the second type,
wherein the receiving, by the UE, the configuration information, and determining the PC parameter corresponding to the TTI length of the first type and the PC parameter corresponding to the TTI length of the second type in accordance with the configuration information comprises one of,
receiving, by the UE, Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling or broadcast signaling, acquiring at least one of a path loss compensation factor and a first power offset value corresponding to the TTI length of the first type, and acquiring at least one of a path loss compensation factor and a second power offset value corresponding to the TTI length of the second type, or
receiving, by the UE, a downlink control channel with a downlink Downlink Control information (DCI) format for scheduling a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) or a downlink control channel indicating downlink Semi-Persistent Scheduling (SPS) resource release, Acknowledgement/Non-Acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) feedback information of the PDSCH or the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release being transmitted in a target PUCCH, and when a TTI length for the PDSCH or the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release is the TTI length of the first type, taking, by the UE, a sum of a power adjustment value indicated by a TPC field in the downlink control channel with the downlink DCI format for scheduling the PDSCH or in the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release and a power adjustment value corresponding to a previous PUCCH carrying the ACK/NACK feedback information of a PDSCH transmitted using TTI length of the first type or a downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release transmitted using the TTI length of the first type, as a power adjustment value for the PUCCH; and when the TTI length for the PDSCH or the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release is the TTI length of the second type, taking, by the UE, a sum of the power adjustment value indicated by the TPC field in the downlink control channel with the downlink DCI format for scheduling the PDSCH or in the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release and a power adjustment value corresponding to a previous PUCCH carrying the ACK/NACK feedback information of a PDSCH transmitted using the TTI length of the second type or a downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release transmitted using TTI length of the second type, as the power adjustment value for the PUSCH, or receiving, by the UE, a downlink control channel with a downlink DCI format for scheduling a PDSCH or a downlink control channel indicating downlink SPS resource release, the PDSCH or the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release performing ACK/NACK feedback in a target PUCCH; when a TTI length for the PUCCH is the TTI length of the first type, taking a sum of a power adjustment value indicated by a TPC field in the downlink control channel with the downlink DCI format for scheduling the PDSCH or in the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release and a power adjustment value corresponding to a previous PUCCH which is transmitted using the TTI length of the first type as a power adjustment value for the PUCCH; and
when the TTI length for the PUCCH is the TTI length of the second type, taking a sum of a power adjustment value indicated by a TPC field in the downlink control channel with the downlink DCI format for scheduling the PDSCH or in the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release and a power adjustment value corresponding to a previous PUCCH which is transmitted using the TTI length of the second type as the power adjustment value for the PUSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,560,901

METHOD AND APPARATUS HAVING POWER CONTROL FOR GRANT-FREE UPLINK TRANSMISSION

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A method in a user equipment, the method comprising:receiving a first higher layer configuration message including information of a mapping between a set of sounding reference signal indications and a set of power control parameters, when the user equipment is configured with more than one sounding reference signal resource for uplink data channel transmission;
receiving a second higher layer configuration message including a configured grant uplink transmission configuration, wherein the configured grant uplink transmission configuration does not include a sounding reference signal indication;
receiving an activation message in downlink control information for the configured grant uplink transmission configuration;
in response to receiving uplink grant downlink control information including a sounding reference signal resource indication field, determining power control parameters for the configured grant uplink transmission based on the sounding reference signal resource indication, wherein the user equipment determines the power control parameters for the sounding reference signal resource indication based on the mapping indicated in the first higher layer configuration message;
in response to being configured with only a single sounding reference signal resource for uplink data channel transmission or if a sounding reference signal indication is not present in the uplink grant downlink control information, determining the power control parameters for the configured grant uplink transmission based on a direct semi-static configuration;
transmitting the configured grant uplink transmission using the determined power control parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,560,900

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING POWER HEADROOM REPORT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a first base station in a wireless communication system with dual connectivity, the method comprising:receiving, by the first base station from a wireless device, a type 1 power headroom for all activated carriers related to the first base station and all activated carriers related to a second base station; and
receiving, by the first base station from the wireless device, a type 2 power headroom for a carrier in which a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) for the second base station can be transmitted to the second base station,
wherein the wireless device is connected to both the first base station and the second base station in the dual connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,560,898

WEARABLE DEVICE LOCATION SYSTEMS

Snap Inc., Santa Monica,...

1. A method for improving a time to first fix for location circuitry of a wearable device, the method comprising:storing, in a memory associated with a high-speed circuit of a wearable device, time to first fix support data for a location circuit of the wearable device, wherein the location circuit is separate from the high-speed circuit;
initiating a location fix operation at the wearable device while operating the location circuit of the wearable device in a location circuit low-power state comprising a real-time clock and operating the high-speed circuit of the wearable device in a high-speed circuit low-power state;
in response to initiation of the location fix operation, booting the high-speed circuit and the location circuit, and automatically communicating the time to first fix support data in the memory to the location circuit on booting the high-speed circuit;
generating location state data at the location circuit using the time to first fix support data.

US Pat. No. 10,560,897

TRANSMISSION SLOT BLANKING FOR POWER OPTIMIZATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:at a user equipment (“UE”):
establishing a voice call;
determining whether the voice call currently comprises a silence period;
blanking at least two slots of a control frame according to a predetermined pattern, wherein the predetermined pattern includes at least two slots that are not blanked between the at least two slots that are blanked; and
transmitting the control frame.

US Pat. No. 10,560,896

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RECEIVING SIGNALS BY STATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a signal by a station (STA) operating in a wireless LAN system, the method comprising:receiving, from an access point (AP), a first frame for switching a power saving (PS) mode to an awake mode; and
transmitting, to the AP, a second frame indicating the awake mode of the STA in response to the first frame,
wherein the second frame is a Null Data Packet (NDP) frame including a legacy field and a high efficiency-signal (HE-SIG) field, and
wherein the legacy field has a fixed symbol size regardless of a size of a resource allocated to the STA and the HE-SIG field comprises a fixed size field having a fixed symbol size regardless of the size of the resource allocated to the STA and a variable size field having a variable symbol size based on the size of the resource allocated to the STA.

US Pat. No. 10,560,893

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, AN ACCESS NETWORK NODE AND A METHOD OF OPTIMIZING ENERGY CONSUMED IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

ALCATEL LUCENT, Boulogne...

1. A method of optimising energy consumed in a communications network comprising a plurality of resource limited nodes and an access network node, the method comprising:estimating and dynamically updating a belief on a network condition for a resource limited node of the plurality of resource limited nodes based on network observations and a history profile of the network observations by calculating a probability according to a two-player dynamic Bayesian game in which a first player, i, represents an overall sensing phenomenon and a second player, j, represents the plurality of resource limited nodes in which a posterior belief of player j's belief on player i's type being critical is:
where Hi(t) is a history profile of player i up to a game stage t, OAi(t) is an observed action of player i at a game stage t, and PTi is a private type of player i, the private type of player i being either critical or normal, PTi is a set of all possible private types of player i;determining whether a severity of the updated belief in the network condition is indicative that a change in sleep duty cycle of the resource limited node is required;
determining whether a correlation between the resource limited nodes within the plurality of resource limited nodes is indicative that a change in sleep duty cycle of the resource limited node is required; and
updating the sleep duty cycle of the resource limited node to optimize an overall energy consumed in the resource limited nodes when the severity of the updated belief in the network condition as well as the correlations between resource limited nodes indicates that a change in sleep duty cycle of the resource limited node is required.

US Pat. No. 10,560,892

ADVANCED GRAPHICS POWER STATE MANAGEMENT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:measurement logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, to detect information about idle transitions and active transitions of one or more of a plurality of power-wells of a processor; and
determination logic to determine performance loss or energy gain based at least in part on the detected information and power-on latency from one or more of the plurality of power-wells of the processor, wherein the measurement logic is to detect information about the idle transitions and the active transitions of each of the plurality of power-wells of the processor, wherein power management logic is to cause each of the plurality of power-wells to pre-wake in response to a global power-on request.

US Pat. No. 10,560,891

MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL IN LTE-U

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

9. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors communicatively coupled with the memory and configured to:
receive, from an eNB and on a long term evolution (LTE) primary cell (PCell) carrier, an UL grant that indicates a permission for a PUSCH transmission on an LTE in Unlicensed (LTE-U) secondary cell (SCell) carrier during one or more subframes, wherein the LTE PCell carrier is in a licensed frequency spectrum;
determine, at the UE, that the LTE-U SCell carrier is available for transmission during the one or more subframes, wherein the determination that the LTE-U SCell carrier is available for transmission during the one or more subframes comprises measuring a signal level lower than a threshold; and
in response to determining at the UE that the LTE-U SCell carrier is available for transmission:
transmit from the UE, a CTS message on the LTE-U SCell carrier independent of receiving an RTS, wherein the CTS message includes a duration field, the duration field indicating a time period until an end of the one or more subframes, and the CTS message includes a Medium Access Control (MAC) address or a pseudo MAC address associated with the UE; and
transmit a PUSCH subframe on the LTE-U SCell carrier during the time period indicated by the duration field.

US Pat. No. 10,560,890

ROAMING NETWORK ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Device Co., Ltd., ...

1. A roaming network access method, comprising:obtaining a mobile country code (MCC) of a roaming area according to a public land mobile network (PLMN) supported by a camped-on emergency service cell;
obtaining a preferential roaming list, wherein the preferential roaming list is used to indicate information about at least one network that a user equipment preferentially attempts to register with when the user equipment is roaming,
wherein: the preferential roaming list includes historical roaming information, information about a radio access technology (RATI supported by the PLMN, and at least one of the following: an operator controlled public land mobile network (OPLMN), and a user controlled public land mobile network (UPLMN);
the historical roaming information is used to record information about one or both of a first roaming network that the user equipment has successfully registered with during roaming and a second roaming network that the user equipment has failed to register with during roaming;
the preferential roaming list is stored in a non-volatile memory of the user equipment, and a backup of the preferential roaming list is stored in a cloud server; and
the backup of the preferential roaming list is stored according to an identifier of each user comprising a cloud account or a phone number of a user, or an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) sequence number of the user equipment;
selecting a network that matches the MCC from the preferential roaming list and searching for the selected network, wherein selecting the network that matches the MCC from the preferential roaming list comprises selecting PLMNs that match the MCC from the preferential roaming list;
obtaining, according to RATs that are recorded in the preferential roaming list and are supportable by the selected PLMNs, available frequency bands of the RATs from a frequency band list;
each time a network is found by the searching, attempting to register with a network performing information synchronization with the network server to update the backup of the preferential roaming list; and
updating the preferential roaming list with the historical roaming information in real time according to whether the user equipment has successfully registered.

US Pat. No. 10,560,887

ROUTING MODIFICATION BASED ON HANDOVER DETECTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:communicating with a first node over a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second node over a second RAT;
identifying a common bearer used to convey inter-RAT network traffic to the first node over the first RAT and the second node over the second RAT, wherein the common bearer conveys the inter-RAT network traffic using inter-RAT aggregation;
identifying an intra-RAT handover event from the second node to a third node and associated with the inter-RAT aggregation;
determining whether the third node of the handover event supports the common bearer;
determining whether the inter-RAT network traffic between the UE and the first node over the first RAT and the third node over the second RAT is supported by the common bearer at the third node of the handover event; and
adapting, by the UE, network traffic routing between the UE and the first node and the third node based at least in part on determining whether the third node of the handover event supports the common bearer and determining whether the inter-RAT network traffic is supported by the common bearer at the third node of the handover event.

US Pat. No. 10,560,886

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING A SIGNAL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING A RELAY UE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

8. A Relay user equipment (UE) for transmitting and receiving a signal in a wireless communication system, the Relay UE comprising:a communication module including a transceiver configured to communicate with the external entity in a wireless or a wired manner; and
a processor functionally connected to the communication module, wherein the processor is configured:
to transition the Relay UE to a Remote UE mode;
while in the Remote UE mode, to monitor a channel through which plural neighbor Relay UEs communicate;
to receive relay-related system information including information that state information for the plural neighbor Relay UEs is transmitted for a specific period through the monitored channel;
to receive, from the plural neighbor Relay UEs, the state information based on the information;
to transmit a request for additional information to the plural neighbor Relay UEs when the additional information is determined to be necessary based on the state information;
to receive the additional information from the plural neighbor Relay UEs;
to transmit a connection request, for transmitting and receiving the signal, to a neighbor Relay UE determined among the plural neighbor Relay UEs based on the additional information;
wherein the state information includes battery state information of the plural neighbor Relay UEs,
wherein the battery state information includes at least one of a total battery capacity, a remaining battery life, or a remaining battery capacity, and
to receive a response to the connection request from the determined neighbor Relay UE,
wherein the additional information relates to a possibility of accommodating the Relay UE by the plural neighbor Relay UEs in consideration at least one of a current charging speed, a current discharging speed or the battery state information of the plural neighbor Relay UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,560,839

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOBILE ALIAS IDENTIFICATION

Polaris Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method for comparing the location of a first mobile to the location of a second mobile comprising:for a time interval, determining instances when a first mobile and a second mobile share a common location;
assigning a confidence factor to a first instance of the first mobile and the second mobile sharing the common location;
adding the confidence factor to a comparison score;
for each successive instance of the first mobile and the second mobile sharing the common location, reducing the confidence factor;
adding the reduced confidence factor to the comparison score;
calculating a comparison score total for the second mobile; and
establishing a comparison score threshold for inferring the second mobile is an alias of the first mobile and inferring the second mobile is an alias of the first mobile when the comparison score exceeds the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,560,794

HOME CINEMA SYSTEM DEVICES

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A television configured for connection to a sound rendering device, the television comprising:a decoder configured to:
decode a first audio signal comprising at least a left channel, a right channel and a center channel; and
provide a decoded center channel for rendering on first speakers; and
an encoder for encoding a decoded left channel and a decoded right channel to obtain a second audio signal for output to the sound rendering device for rendering sound on second speakers.

US Pat. No. 10,560,759

ACTIVE NETWORK SUPPORT ON ADAPTIVE VIRTUAL REALITY VIDEO TRANSMISSION

1. A method comprising:obtaining, by a processing system having a processor, media content;
receiving, by the processing system, a request from equipment of a user to view the media content;
identifying, by the processing system, a predicted field of view of the user;
sending, by the processing system, a base layer of the predicted field of view to the equipment of the user at a first priority;
monitoring, by the processing system, a line of sight of the user;
determining, by the processing system, an overlap of the line of sight and the predicted field of view;
sending, by the processing system, an enhancement layer of the overlap to the equipment of the user at a second priority, wherein the second priority is lower than the first priority;
 determining, by the processing system, a field of view error as a difference between the line of sight and the predicted field of view; and
 sending, by the processing system, the field of view error to the equipment of the user at a third priority, wherein the third priority is higher than the first priority.

US Pat. No. 10,560,736

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING IN-VEHICLE SERVICES TO COMMUTERS

ANI Technologies Private ...

1. A method for providing in-vehicle services, the method comprising:receiving, by a first device of a vehicle from a second device of the vehicle over a first communication network, an application selection input corresponding to selection of a first master application on the second device by a commuter in the vehicle, wherein the first master application is for hosting a set of online applications and a set of offline applications selected by a first server, and wherein the set of online applications and the set of offline applications are associated with a plurality of categories, and
wherein the set of offline applications and the set of online applications are retrieved, by the first device, from a plurality of applications stored on the first server based on ranking and categorization of the plurality of applications by way of a second communication network, wherein the set of offline applications and the set of online applications include at least a first application and a second application, respectively, and wherein the first device provides the set of offline applications and the set of online applications to the first master application, and
wherein the set of online applications is selected based on a rank threshold specified by the commuter travelling in the vehicle;
rendering, by the first device on a display of the second device, the plurality of categories into which the set of online applications and the set of offline applications are categorized by the first server;
receiving, by the first device from the second device, a category selection input corresponding to selection of a category from the plurality of categories by the commuter;
rendering, by the first device on the display of the second device, online applications selected from the set of online applications and offline applications selected from the set of offline applications, wherein the online applications and the offline applications are selected based on the selected category by the commuter;
receiving at least one of a first or a second request by the first device from the second device, wherein the second device transmits at least one of the first or the second request based on at least one of a first input or a second input, respectively, wherein the first or the second input is received by way of the first or the second application selected by the commuter from the offline applications or the online applications, respectively, and wherein the first and second applications are rendered by the first master application installed on the second device;
retrieving, by the first device, one or more multimedia files including at least a first multimedia file from the first server over the second communication network, wherein the first device stores the one or more multimedia files in a first memory;
retrieving, by the first device, at least one of the first multimedia file from the first memory of the first device in response to the first request, or a second multimedia file from a second server in response to the second request by way of the second communication network; and
streaming, by the first device, at least one of the first multimedia file or the second multimedia file on the second device by way of the first communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,560,525

SYNCHRONIZATION BETWEEN VIRTUAL NETWORK FUNCTIONS AND HOST SYSTEMS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A network function virtualization (NFV) platform, comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors to:
identify a condition associated with the NFV platform,
where the condition affects operation of at least one virtual network function (VNF) hosted by or associated with the NFV platform;
determine, based on the condition, information to be provided or an action to be performed with regard to the at least one VNF; and
transmit a message identifying the information and/or to cause the action to be performed with regard to the at least one VNF,
the message including a value indicating a type of message,
the value indicating a first type of message sent from the NFV platform to a VNF or a second type of message sent from the VNF to the NFV platform, and
the at least one VNF is to discard the message, transmitted by the NFV platform, if the value indicates the second type of message sent from the VNF to the NFV platform.

US Pat. No. 10,560,522

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY ASSIGNING MASTER DEVICES IN COMMUNICATION SESSIONS

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. A method of dynamically selecting a master device for a communication session from a set of peer devices, the method comprising:at a first device of the set of peer devices, transmitting local capability data to a second device of the set of peer devices, the local capability data defining an operational capability of the first device;
at the first device, receiving remote capability data from the second device, the remote capability data defining an operational capability of the second device;
comparing the local and remote capability data at the first device;
based on the comparison, determining, at the first device, whether to establish the communication session as the master device; and
at the first device, establishing the communication session with the second device according to the determination,
wherein establishing the communication session with the second device comprises, at the first device:
when the determination of whether to establish the communication session as the master device is affirmative, setting a local intent parameter to a master value,
transmitting the local intent parameter to the second device,
receiving a remote intent parameter from the second device, and
establishing the communication session as the master device when the local intent parameter is greater than the remote intent parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,560,275

SOCIAL MEDIA SYSTEM AND METHOD

HOOLEY LLC, Los Angeles,...

1. A method of allowing guests of events to interact with other guests of the events, the method comprising:logging, by a user of an event system, into the event system;
creating, by the user of the event system, a user profile to be utilized in the event system;
creating, by the user of the event system, an event, the event including a geo-fence surrounding a location of the event;
customizing, by the user of the event system, the event to be a private event, the customizing of the event includes the user determining the geo-fence surrounding the location of the event, customizing by the user a name of the event, a start time, an end time, and a date of the event;
inviting, by the user of the event system, other users of the event system to be invited guests of the private event;
determining a geo-location of the invited guests of the event;
allowing the invited guests of the event to access features of the private event when the geo-location of the invited guests is within the geo-fence of the private event, the features of the private event include at least one of direct messaging, guest profiles, and friend requests;
receiving media content from the invited guests of the private event, the media content including at least one of videos, images, and messages;
organizing the media content into galleries for access by the invited guests of the private event;
continuing to allow the invited guests of the private event full access or partial access to the features of the private event and to the media content from the invited guests of the private event after the invited guests of the private event have left the geo-fence of the private event; and
allowing users who are not invited guests of the private event partial access to the features of the private event and to the media content from the invited guests when the not invited guests do not enter the geo-fence of the event.

US Pat. No. 10,560,179

ACTIVE REPEATER DEVICE FOR OPERATIONAL MODE BASED BEAM PATTERN CHANGES FOR COMMUNICATION WITH A PLURALITY OF USER EQUIPMENT

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 of the first RH unit is configured to receive or transmit a first beam of input RF signals having a first beam pattern from or to a base station, respectively, wherein the first beam pattern covers a first geographical area;
a controller of the baseband signal processor is configured to generate beamforming coefficients to convert the first beam pattern of the first beam of input RF signals to a second beam pattern based on a first operating mode, of a plurality of operating modes, set in the active repeater device; and
at least a secondary sector that is communicatively coupled to the primary sector and includes a second RH unit, wherein
a second antenna array of the second RH unit is configured to transmit or receive a second beam of output RF signals in the second beam pattern to or from, respectively, a plurality of user equipment (UEs) based on the generated beamforming coefficients in the first operating mode and the received first beam of input RF signals, wherein the second beam pattern is wider than the first beam pattern and covers a second geographical area greater than the first geographical area, wherein the transmission or reception of the second beam of output RF signals in the second beam pattern to the plurality of user equipment (UEs) is independent of constant tracking of locations and orientations of the plurality of UEs to save communication bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,560,155

INFORMATION TRANSMITTER

WITS Co., Ltd., Gyeonggi...

1. An information transmitter, comprising:a transmitting coil configured to receive a coil voltage to generate a magnetic field; and
a signal generator configured to apply the coil voltage to the transmitting coil, the signal generator including,
an input resistance,
a first switch comprising a first-first terminal connected to the input resistance and a first-second terminal connected to a first terminal of the transmitting coil,
a second switch comprising a second-first terminal connected to the first-second terminal of the first switch and a second-second terminal of a second terminal of transmitting coil,
a third switch comprising a third-first terminal connected to the input resistance and a third-second terminal connected to the second terminal of the transmitting coil, and
a fourth switch comprising a fourth-first terminal connected to the second terminal of the transmitting coil and a fourth-second terminal connected to the second-second terminal of the second switch,
wherein a first time constant of a first current path to which the coil voltage having a first magnitude is applied is different from a second time constant of a second current path to which the coil voltage having a second magnitude, which is smaller than the first magnitude, is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,559,994

LINEAR VIBRATION MOTOR

MPLUS CO., LTD., Suwon-s...

1. A linear vibration motor (1) comprising:a casing (2) configured to have an internal space and to comprise a circular casing center extension part (21) which is disposed at a center and has a shape downward extended in multiple stages;
a bracket (3) coupled to a bottom of the casing (2) to form an external appearance of the linear vibration motor and configured to comprise a circular bracket center extension part (31) which is disposed at the center and has a shape upward extended in multiple stages;
a circular coil (4) configured to fix lateral surfaces of the casing center extension part (21) and the bracket center extension part (31) by coupling the casing center extension part (21) and the bracket center extension part (31);
an elastic body (5) configured to have one side fixed to one surface on an inside of the casing (2) and the other side coupled to a vibrator (7); and
an FPCB (6) fixed to one surface on a top of the bracket (3) and configured to electrically connect the coil and an external device.

US Pat. No. 10,559,941

SMALL FORM FACTOR TRANSMITTING DEVICE

INPHI CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A method of implementing a photonic transceiver in a network system comprising:packaging a photonic transceiver in a case with two transmitter devices mounted side-by-side on a PCB board and respectively coupled to a silicon photonics chip, the case comprising a first opening at a front end of the PCB board for mounting an optical input port and an optical output port respectively connected to the silicon photonics chip via optical fibers, and a second opening at a back end for the PCB board with multiple metallic stripes formed thereof as an electrical connector;
plugging the electrical connector to an electrical node of a communication network; and
connecting a pair of external optical fibers respectively to the optical input port and the optical output port, the pair of external optical fibers being connected respectively to an input path for providing incoming optical signals and output path for transmitting optical signals in the communication network,
wherein packaging the photonic transceiver comprises:
providing a base member comprising a planar part extended to an assembling part;
mounting a thermoelectric cooler module, a transmitter module, and an optical coupling lens assembly on a top surface of the planar part;
disposing an optical input port and an optical output port near the first end of the PCB board;
disposing a circuit board bended in step-shape with a first end region sitting on a top surface of the planar part and a second end region being a raised level, the first end region comprising multiple electrical connection patches respectively connected to the thermoelectric module and the transmitter module, the second end region comprising an electrical port for external connection;
disposing a cover member to a fixed position over the planar part to at least cover the thermoelectric module, the transmitter module, the optical coupling lens assembly, and the first end region of the circuit board;
assembling a cylindrical member to the assembling part, the cylindrical member enclosing an isolator aligned to the optical coupling lens assembly along its axial line and connected to a first optical fiber to output optical signal from the transmitter module; and
mounting the base member on the PCB board.

US Pat. No. 10,559,903

CARD EDGE CONNECTOR EQUIPPED WITH SOLDER BALLS ON CONTACTS

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. An electrical connector for receiving a memory module, comprising:an insulative elongated housing having a pair of elongated side walls extending along a longitudinal direction with a receiving slot formed therebetween in a transverse direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction;
two rows of the passageways formed in the corresponding side walls, respectively;
two rows of contacts retained in the pair of side walls, respectively, and having corresponding contacting regions exposed in the receiving slot; and
each of said contacts including a retaining section retained in the corresponding passageway, a resilient contacting section extending upwardly from the retaining section and into the receiving slot, and a tail section extending downwardly from the retaining section and including a connecting section linked to the retaining section and a horizontal solder pad at a bottom, the solder pads being categorized with inward solder pads extending toward the receiving slot, and outward solder pads extending away from the receiving slot; wherein
the contacts in a same row are paired for every two neighboring contacts so as to form a plurality of pairs, each pair have either the corresponding inward solder pads or the corresponding outward solder pads, and the pairs having the corresponding inward solder pads and the pairs having the corresponding outward solder pads are alternately arranged with each other in a staggered manner along the longitudinal direction; wherein
in each pair, a distance between centerlines of the solder pads is larger than that between centerlines of the retaining sections.

US Pat. No. 10,559,709

MAPPING OF MEASUREMENT DATA TO PRODUCTION TOOL LOCATION AND BATCH OR TIME OF PROCESSING

Aurora Solar Technologies...

1. A method for quality monitoring during production of silicon cells for use in photovoltaic products, the method comprising:measuring characteristics of plural silicon wafers following production operations, the production operations corresponding to treatment by a production tool for carrying out a particular production step;
determining a spatial positioning of the silicon wafers within the production tool during treatment, the spatial positioning being a positioning of the silicon wafers relative to one another; and
providing a graphical display of information generated based on the measured characteristics of the silicon wafers, the information spatially arranged on the graphical display according to the spatial positioning.

US Pat. No. 10,559,633

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY SCREEN AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. A flexible display screen, comprising:a flexible substrate;
a thin-film transistor layer;
an organic electroluminescent layer;
a sealant; and
a flexible cover plate;
wherein the thin-film transistor layer is stacked on the flexible substrate and comprises a driving section and a packaging section arranged around the driving section, wherein the packaging section is provided with at least one elongated groove having a length direction parallels to a peripheral edge of the driving section and an opening departs from the flexible substrate;
wherein the packaging section is provided with at least two elongated protrusions corresponding to the groove, two adjacent protrusions are respectively located on opposite sides of the groove, and a length direction of each protrusion is parallel to that of the groove;
wherein the organic electroluminescent layer is accordingly disposed on the driving section, the flexible cover plate is stacked on a side of the organic electroluminescent layer that departs from the driving section, and covers the organic electroluminescent layer and the packaging section;
wherein the sealant is directly connected with the protrusions;
further comprising a thin-film packaging layer that is sandwiched between and directly connected with the flexible cover plate and the organic electroluminescent layer.

US Pat. No. 10,559,223

FOOD DESCRIPTION PROCESSING METHODS AND APPARATUSES

Under Armour, Inc., Balt...

1. A system comprising:a preexisting database of crowd-sourced food records, the crowd-sourced food records including descriptions of associated food items previously entered by a plurality of first users;
one or more processors; and
a food data pre-processing engine, which, when operated by the one or more processors, limits the number of crowd-sourced food records in the database by causing the system to:
receive a description of a food item entered by a second user;
compare the user entered description to the preexisting database, the comparison comprising:
division of the user entered description into a plurality of component words;
elimination of unnecessary ones of the plurality of component words;
standardization of remaining ones of the plurality of component words of the user entered description via removal of special characters or features therefrom; and
determination of a single distance between the standardized remaining ones of the plurality of component words and respective component words of a description field for each of the food items associated with the food records in the preexisting database;
when the distance indicates that the user entered description comprises a distinct food item having a description that is outside a threshold of similarity to an existing food record, store the standardized description of the food item in the preexisting database, wherein storage of the standardized description includes addition of the standardized description as a new food record to a cluster associated with the existing food record, and wherein the addition of the standardized description as a new food record to the cluster comprises (i) determination of a score associated with the standardized description, wherein the score is calculated based at least in part on a number of times the food record has been logged or a number of times the food record appeared in recent searches of the database, (ii) storage of the standardized description as a new food record of the cluster, and (iii) designation of the new food record as a new candidate record representative of the cluster based on a result of the determination of the score; and
when the distance indicates that the user entered description of the food item is within a threshold of similarity to an existing food record in the preexisting database, merge the standardized description with the existing food record.

US Pat. No. 10,559,086

SYSTEM FOR VOLUME DIMENSIONING VIA HOLOGRAPHIC SENSOR FUSION

4DMobile, LLC, Hiawatha,...

1. An apparatus for volume dimensioning via sensor fusion, comprising:a housing capable of being carried by an operator;
at least one two-dimensional (2D) image sensor disposed within the housing, the 2D image sensor configured to capture at least one image stream corresponding to a field of view (FOV), the FOV including at least one target object;
at least one three-dimensional (3D) imager disposed within the housing, the 3D imager configured to generate 3D image data associated with the FOV, the 3D image data including at least one plurality of points associated with the target object, each point corresponding to a coordinate set and a distance from the apparatus;
at least one processor disposed within the housing and operatively coupled to the 2D image sensor and the 3D imager, the processor configured to:
a) distinguish the target object within the FOV by analyzing at least one of the captured image stream and the 3D image data;
b) generate at least one holographic model corresponding to the target object by correlating the 3D image data and the captured image stream, the holographic model including at least one of a surface of the target object, a vertex of the target object, and an edge of the target object;
c) determine at least one dimension of the target object by measuring the holographic model;
d) detect at least one object identifier corresponding to the target object by analyzing the holographic model;
and
e) acquire object data corresponding to the target object by decoding the object identifier;
a touch-sensitive display surface disposed within the housing and coupled to the processor, the display surface configured to:
a) display the captured image stream;
b) superimpose the holographic model over the captured image stream;
c) receive control input from the operator;
and
d) adjust the holographic model based on the received control input;
and
at least one wireless transceiver disposed within the housing and configured to establish a wireless link to at least one remote source.

US Pat. No. 10,558,965

SECURE TOUCHSCREEN DEVICE

VeriFone, Inc., San Jose...

1. A secure touchscreen assembly comprising:a first patterned conductive layer comprising a plurality of first traces, each first trace comprising a conductive pad at each end;
a second patterned conductive layer comprising a plurality of second traces, each second trace comprising a conductive pad at each end;
tamper sensing circuitry that detects a tamper by detecting a change in conductivity in one of the traces in the first patterned conductive layer and the second patterned conductive layer;
touch sensing circuitry that detects a touch; and
a switch that selectably electrically couples the tamper sensing circuitry to the conductive pads for at least one of the plurality of first traces and the plurality of second traces, or electrically couples the touch sensing circuitry to one of the conductive pads for each of the plurality of first traces and the plurality of second traces at a given time.

US Pat. No. 10,558,940

SUPPORTING A HANDLING OF INFORMATION ABOUT SHIPMENTS

Deutsche Post AG, Bonn (...

1. A method comprising, performed by a device:enabling a courier to select one of two lists managed by the device, a first list being provided for shipments that are to be delivered to a respective destination of the shipments by the courier and a second list being provided for shipments that are not to be delivered to a respective destination of the shipments by the courier, and detecting a selection of one of the two lists;
scanning with a scanning component of the device at least one label associated with a shipment or with a group of shipments when loading the shipment or the group of shipments in a vehicle;
receiving data that results from a scanning of at least one label that is associated with a shipment or with a group of shipments when loading the shipment or the group of shipments in a vehicle;
adding at least one item to the selected list, each of the at least one item associated with a shipment or with a group of shipments, based on the received data;
detecting a selection of a handover option, while a list is presented on a display, wherein the list is one of the first list, the second list and a third list, wherein the third list includes items of the first list, items associated with shipments that are to be picked up by the courier at customer sites, and items associated with shipments that have been picked up by the courier at customer sites;
receiving data, based on the selection of the handover option, of at least one label that is associated with a shipment or a group of shipments and that is scanned by the scanning component of the device for handover;
presenting a handover overview with a list of items, each item of the list of items being associated with a shipment or with a group of shipments for which a label has been scanned for handover;
transferring data to a second device using a wireless connection, wherein the transferred data comprises at least one item of the list of items; and
removing, the at least one item from the list upon the transfer of data.

US Pat. No. 10,558,916

SIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATING CLIENT BEHAVIORAL PREFERENCES WITHIN DECISION-BASED SIMULATION SCENARIOS

RPH FINANCIAL SERVICES, I...

1. An electronic simulator tool comprising:a controller platform utilizing an operating system and microinstruction code for generating, storing and accessing a reusable behavior-influenced decision-making data set (BDDS), the controller platform including:
a communication bus for effectuating communication between a plurality of separate devices, the plurality of separate devices including
a first memory element for storing a predetermined set of risk temperament (RT) classifications that are indicative of an individual human's behavioral mood, or attitude for perceiving and processing events with uncertain future outcomes while in an affectively aroused emotional state and a predetermined set of preference typology (PT) classifications that are indicative of an individual human's behavioral and psychological preferences for absorption of information, to help that individual in the future to evaluate and resolve uncertain outcome events;
a second memory element for storing a predetermined set of questions used in evaluating the individual client, the set of questions including a subset of RT questions and a subset of PT questions; the RT questions including open-ended questions concerning how the individual, while in an affectively aroused emotional state, historically has made and/or hypothetically would make behavioral decisions about events with uncertain outcomes; and the PT questions including a set of multiple choice questions to elicit how the individual absorbs information and takes action upon absorption of such information;
a client input interface for providing a communication path between an individual client's communication device and the controller platform;
a processor responsive to microinstruction code for performing a BDDS compilation by:
receiving responses to the predetermined set of questions from the individual client via the client input interface;
processing the responses to generate an RT value and a PT value for the individual client;
comparing the RT value to the predetermined set of RT classifications to select an individualized RT classification for the individual client;
comparing the PT value to the predetermined set of PT classifications to select an individualized PT classification for the individual client; and
defining the respective individualized RT and PT classifications as a generated BDDS profile for the individual client, the generated BDDS profile defined as a modular, reusable BDDS profile available for use by the individual client in various future situations;
a third memory element for storing the generated modular, reusable BDDS profile for the individual client; and
a facilitator output interface for allowing third party access to the modular, reusable BDDS profile, in communication with the third memory element, for use by the third party in various, different client treatment planning situations, without requiring repetition of the BDDS compilation process.

US Pat. No. 10,558,879

DIGITAL SIGNATURE AUTHENTICATION

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A method of digital signature authentication, comprising:extracting multiple extracted signatures from a single image of a printed forensic mark using different lines with respect to, or areas of, the forensic mark;
comparing an extracted signature from the image to a reference signature, wherein each signature is a data set based on innate stochastic properties of printed forensic mark and interaction of the printed forensic mark with a substrate on which that printed forensic mark is printed;
and authenticating the extracted signature against the reference signature according to one of a plurality of different authentication protocols including at least a hierarchical signatures protocol, a revisable selection of signatures protocol, a multiple agents protocol, and a multiple modalities protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,558,865

ROUTE INSPECTION SYSTEM

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors configured to identify a reference location in sensor data provided by one or more sensors onboard a vehicle system, the reference location identified along a route being traveled by the vehicle system, the one or more processors also configured to identify a location of interest in subsequent sensor data provided by the one or more sensors, the location of interest identified along the route being traveled by the vehicle system,
wherein the one or more processors are configured to determine a degree of curvature in the route based on a difference between the reference location and the location of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,558,804

RECURRENT NEURAL NETWORKS FOR MALWARE ANALYSIS

Cylance Inc., Irvine, CA...

1. A system comprising:computer hardware configured to perform operations comprising:
feeding data encapsulating a sample of at least a portion of one or more files into a recurrent neural network trained using historical data;
extracting, by the RNN, a plurality of final hidden states in a hidden layer of the recurrent neural network; and
determining, using the recurrent neural network and the plurality of final hidden states, whether at least a portion of the sample comprises malicious code;
wherein:
the recurrent neural network comprises an Elman network that parameterizes a function ƒ(x, ht?1) as ht=g(W1x+Rht?1);
where the hidden state ht comprises a time-dependent function of the input x as well as a previous hidden state ht?1, W1 is a matrix defining input-to-hidden connections, R is a matrix defining the recurrent connections, and g(?) is a differentiable nonlinearity.

US Pat. No. 10,558,530

DATABASE SAVEPOINT WITH SHORTENED CRITICAL PHASE TIME

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:initiating a savepoint in an in-memory database system, the savepoint being associated with a plurality of modified pages and comprising a pre-critical phase, a critical phase, and a post-critical phase;
assigning, as part of the critical phase, a physical page number to each page;
individually locking using a barrier semaphore, as part of the critical phase and on a page-by-page basis, each page assigned a physical page number by preventing other threads from accessing such page, wherein each page can be modified during the locking by a corresponding first thread; and
handing over each page from the corresponding first thread to a corresponding second thread to:
allocate a new shadow page for each page, and
copy such page into the corresponding shadow page as part of the post-critical phase, wherein the barrier semaphore for such page is released upon completion of the copying.

US Pat. No. 10,558,037

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING AN OBJECT THROUGH A DISAMBIGUATED SELECTION IN A MIXED REALITY INTERFACE

1. A method for interaction with a device, the method comprising:receiving a non-tactile selection through an input system indicating a real-world object in an external environment to the device;
estimating an approximate geographic location of the device;
obtaining a subset of external real-world object indicators from a database of real-world objects that are located within the external environment for the estimated approximate geographic location of the device;
determining the real-world object being indicated by selecting at least one object from the subset of external real-world object indicators as a disambiguated selection based at least on the non-tactile selection and a popularity score of each for the subset of external real-world object indicators, the at least one object including the real-world object, the popularity score including a general popularity score and an object-type popularity score, the general popularity score corresponding to a selection of a respective external real-world object indicator over a period of time, the object-type popularity score corresponding to a selection of a respective external real-world object indicator from a group of the subset of external real-world object indicators having a same object-type; and
displaying a representation of the at least one object of the subset of external object indicators.

US Pat. No. 10,558,023

OPTICAL SYSTEM AND HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY APPARATUS USING SAME

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. An optical system; comprising:a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens and a fifth lens in order arranged coaxially along an optical axis direction from a human-eye observation side to an image side at a display unit, wherein:
the first lens is a positive lens with a focal distance f1,
the second lens is a negative lens with a focal distance f2,
the third lens is a positive lens with a focal distance f3,
the fourth lens is a positive lens with a focal distance f4,
the fifth lens is a negative lens with a focal distance f5, and
the optical system is of a total focal distance ft, with the following formulas met:
1.5 ?2 2 0.5 ?6

US Pat. No. 10,557,970

QUANTUM DOT PROTECTIVE FILM, AND WAVELENGTH CONVERSION SHEET AND BACKLIGHT UNIT OBTAINED BY USING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A quantum dot protective film for sealing a phosphor, comprising:a protective layer having foreign matter, a maximum size of which is 100 to 500 ?m; and
a coating layer formed on one surface of the protective layer, wherein
an abundance ratio of the foreign matter with the maximum size of 100 to 500 ?m is 0.01 to 5.0 particles/m2 in the protective layer, and
the haze value is 20% or higher, wherein the foreign matter is optically different from other portions of the protective layer.

US Pat. No. 10,557,964

OPTICAL MODULE AND METHOD TO REALIZE AN OPTICAL MODULE

DATALOGIC IP TECH S.r.l.,...

1. An optical module for an optical unit of a light barrier, the optical module comprising:at least one radiation emitter and/or receiver for transmitting and/or receiving radiation forming the light barrier;
a tubular body suitable for housing the radiation emitter and/or receiver, wherein the tubular body comprises a first and a second element welded together to form the tubular body, wherein each the first and second elements defines an internal surface having at least one groove facing each other, and wherein the first and second elements are made of stainless steel;
a first and a second end element fastened to a first and a second end, respectively, of the tubular body closing it thereto; and
a support inserted into the grooves of the internal surfaces of the first and second elements, and upon which the radiation emitter and/or receiver is disposed within the tubular body.

US Pat. No. 10,557,836

SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING LIQUID SAMPLES

ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC, INC...

1. A system comprising:a sample receiving line configured to receive a liquid segment;
a first detector configured to detect at least one of a presence or an absence of the liquid segment at a first location in the sample receiving line, the first detector configured to register the absence of the liquid segment at the first location in the sample receiving line as a first state, and register the presence of the liquid segment at the first location in the sample receiving line as a second state;
a second detector configured to detect at least one of a presence or an absence of the liquid segment at a second location in the sample receiving line downstream from the first location, the second detector configured to register the absence of the liquid segment at the second location in the sample receiving line as a first state, and register the presence of the liquid segment at the second location in the sample receiving line as a second state;
a valve coupled between the first location in the sample receiving line and the second location in the sample receiving line, the valve switchable between at least two flow path configurations;
a controller communicatively coupled with the first detector and the second detector, the controller configured to register a continuous liquid segment in the sample receiving line when the first detector is in the second state and the second detector is at the second state prior to the controller registering a change of state of the first detector from the second state to the first state;
an analysis system at the first location;
a remote sampling system at the second location remote from the first location, the remote sampling system configured to receive the liquid segment for analysis; and
a sample transfer line configured to transport the liquid segment from the second location to the first location, the sample transfer line coupled with the remote sampling system so that the remote sampling system is operable to be in fluid communication with the sample transfer line for driving the liquid segment to the first location, wherein the analysis system includes the sample receiving line, and the sample receiving line is configured to selectively couple with the sample transfer line and the analysis system so that the sample receiving line is operable to be in fluid communication with the sample transfer line to receive the liquid segment and in fluid communication with the analysis system to supply the continuous liquid segment to the analysis system.

US Pat. No. 10,557,735

COMPACT FLOWMETER WITH NOVEL FLOW TUBE CONFIGURATION AND RELATED METHOD

Micro Motion, Inc., Boul...

1. A flowmeter (5) having a sensor assembly (10) connected to meter electronics (20), wherein the sensor assembly (10) comprises at least one driver (104) and at least one pickoff (105), comprising:a first D-shaped conduit (400A) configured to receive a process fluid therein; and
a second D-shaped conduit (400B) configured to receive a process fluid therein;
wherein the combined width of the first and second D-shaped conduits (400A, 400B) in addition to a space therebetween (S2), is less than a width of an inlet pipe (120).

US Pat. No. 10,557,681

RAIL INTERFACE SYSTEM

TangoDown, Inc., Tucson,...

1. A rail interface system for connecting an accessory component to a weapon component, the interface system comprising:the weapon component having a first rail surface, a second rail surface, and at least one through rail opening extending between the first surface and the second surface, the rail opening defined by a peripheral edge formed between the first surface and the second surface, the peripheral edge having opposed end edges; and
the accessory component including an accessory body having a contact surface and a shoe connected to the accessory body for sliding movement along the contact surface between a locked position and an unlocked position to secure the accessory component to the weapon component with the contact surface abutting the first rail surface,
the accessory body also includes a body protrusion extending from the contact surface, and a spring operatively engaged between the protrusion and the shoe to urge the shoe toward the locked position,
the body protrusion and shoe extend through the rail opening and restrictively engage against the opposed end edges when the shoe is in the locked position and are spaced from the opposed end edges when the shoe is in the unlocked position.

US Pat. No. 10,557,622

RECESSED LIGHTING FIXTURE WITH ORIENTATION ADJUSTING APPARATUS

RAB Lighting Inc., North...

1. A recessed lighting fixture, comprising:a base defining a base plane, the base being configured to rotate about an axis perpendicular to the base plane; and
an adjusting bracket pivotally connected to the base and pivoting between a first pivot position and a second pivot position, wherein the adjusting bracket includes a plurality of mounting locations configured to support a light source and defining a base plane, wherein moving the light source from one of the plurality of mounting locations to another of the plurality of mounting locations alters the angle of the light emitted by the light source in relation to the adjusting bracket, and wherein the adjusting bracket extends perpendicularly from the plane in the first pivot position and moves in a direction perpendicular to the base plane of mounting locations to extend in a direction that is not perpendicular from the plane in the second pivot position.

US Pat. No. 10,557,593

LIGHT TUBE AND POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

iLumisys, Inc., Troy, MI...

1. A light fixture comprising:a socket;
a first bracket configured to receive a light emitting diode (LED) replacement light tube and secure the LED replacement light tube with respect to the socket; and
a first inductive transmitter configured to receive electrical power from a power source and transmit at least a portion of the electrical power inductively to a first inductive receiver of the LED replacement light tube.

US Pat. No. 10,557,584

MODULAR HEATER SYSTEMS

Watlow Electric Manufactu...

1. A modular heater system comprising:a plurality modular units, each including:
a carrier member defining a receiving space for receiving a fluid conduit and side slots recessed from outer surfaces of the carrier member;
a heating element mounted on the carrier member; and
a thermal insulation jacket surrounding the carrier member and the heating element and including an upper half portion and a lower half portion,
wherein the upper half portion and the lower half portion of the thermal insulation jacket each include portions extending inwardly toward the side slots of the carrier member and are self-locked in the side slots.

US Pat. No. 10,557,569

TWO-SHOT TUBE RETENTION FASTENER MOLDING METHOD

Newfrey LLC, New Britain...

1. A two-shot tube retention fastener molding method, wherein the tube retention fastener includes a first shot body member having a pair of deflecting wings, with each of the pair of deflecting wings extending angularly toward each other from one of a pair of side walls, and a second shot isolation member bonded along an interior surface of each of the pair of deflecting wings, the method comprising:molding the first shot body member, including the pair of deflecting wings;
molding the second shot isolation member while:
supporting an exterior wing surface of each of the pair of deflecting wings against a first mold surface;
supporting a first portion of the interior surface of each of the pair of deflecting wings against a second mold surface and leaving a second portion of the interior surface of each of the pair of deflecting wings unsupported to define a portion of a mold cavity of the second shot member extending from a distal end of the deflecting wing to the pair of side walls.

US Pat. No. 10,557,554

MECHANICAL SEAL WITH HIGH PRESSURE HIGH TEMPERATURE SECONDARY SEAL

Flowserve Management Comp...

1. A mechanical seal comprising:first and second seal faces sealed to corresponding first and second structures, one of the seal faces being a rotating seal face surrounding, fixed to, and coaxial with a rotating shaft, the other of the seal faces being a static seal face coaxial with the rotating seal face and fixed to a static housing, the seal faces having opposing sealing surfaces in close proximity to each other, thereby forming a non-contacting primary seal therebetween;
the first seal face being sealed to the first structure by a secondary seal comprising:
a cylindrical sealing surface surrounding and coaxial with the rotating shaft, and sealed to the first structure;
an annular backing plate surrounding and coaxial with the rotating shaft and sealed to the first seal face;
an annular, metallic sealing gasket surrounding and coaxial with the sealing surface and proximal to the backing plate, the sealing gasket having an arcuate cross section that approximates a half-arc of a circle, curved axially toward the backing plate and terminated at an inner edge proximal to the sealing surface and an outer edge distal from the sealing surface; and
an arcuate groove formed in the backing plate proximal to the sealing gasket, the arcuate groove having an inner radius that is larger than a radius of the inner edge of the sealing gasket and a cross sectional curvature that is shallower than a curvature of the sealing gasket's cross sectional shape, so that when the sealing gasket is axially pressed into the arcuate groove, it forms a seal with the backing plate while, at the same time, the inner edge of the sealing gasket is forced radially inward beyond the arcuate groove of the backing plate and against the sealing surface, thereby forming a seal with the sealing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,557,448

DRIVESHAFT ASSEMBLY WITH INDEXING MEANS

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LI...

1. A driveshaft assembly for imparting lift to a plunger, the driveshaft assembly comprising:a cam; and
a shaft;
the cam comprising a base cylinder section and an integral further section which is eccentric to the base cylinder section, wherein an outer profile of the cam is defined partly by an outer surface of the base cylinder section and partly by an outer surface of the further section;
wherein the shaft is insertable through a through bore provided in the base cylinder section of the cam thereby to form the driveshaft assembly;
wherein the driveshaft assembly further comprises an indexing means, which enable the cam to be assembled onto the shaft at a plurality of rotational positions, wherein at each rotational position, a central axis of the base cylinder section is offset from a central axis of the shaft by a different offset value;
wherein the indexing means comprises splines;
wherein the splines comprise a first annular set of splines provided on an internal surface of the through bore of the cam, which correspond with a second annular set of splines provided on a section of the shaft,
wherein a centre of a circumference of the splines is offset from the central of the shaft; and
wherein the cam is a push fit onto the shaft, and wherein the plurality of rotational positions comprise a plurality of discreet rotational positions.

US Pat. No. 10,557,427

MULTI-LEVEL FIRING ENGINE CONTROL

Tula Technology, Inc., S...

1. A method of controlling operation of an internal combustion engine having a plurality of working chambers to deliver a desired output, wherein each working chamber has at least one cam-actuated intake valve and at least one exhaust valve, the plurality of working chambers including first and second sets of the working chambers, each set of working chambers including at least one working chamber, wherein working chambers in the first set are deactivatable and working chambers in the second set are not capable of being deactivated during operation of the engine, the method comprising:operating the engine to deliver a desired engine output by causing each of the working chambers in the second set to be fired during every engine cycle and causing the working chambers in the first set to sometimes be fired and sometimes be skipped; and
setting an air charge for each fired working cycle based on whether a high or low torque output was selected for the fired working cycle, whereby within a selected engine cycle, at least one fired working chamber has the high torque output and at least one other fired working chamber has the low torque output.

US Pat. No. 10,557,391

INCINERATION SYSTEM AND PROCESS

ADVANCED COOLING TECHNOLO...

1. An incineration system comprising:an inlet channel supplying an inlet stream comprising a waste gas containing at least one volatile organic compound;
a waste gas sensor measuring at least one property of the waste gas;
an oxidizing gas supply controllably providing oxidizing gas to the inlet channel;
an incinerator receiving the inlet stream from the inlet channel, the incinerator comprising:
a spiral heat exchanger defining a substantially cylindrical reaction zone having a central axis and opposed first and second ends, an incoming path from the inlet channel at the first end to the reaction zone, and an outgoing path at the second end from the reaction zone to an exhaust channel, wherein the incoming path and the outgoing path extend in alternating concentric spirals about the reaction zone with the incoming path being countercurrent to the outgoing path;
an ignitor initiating combustion of the inlet stream in the reaction zone of the incinerator; and a controller receiving data from the waste gas sensor and controlling flow of oxidizing gas from the oxidizing gas supply into the inlet channel;
wherein the incoming path supplies the inlet stream to the reaction zone at a reaction zone inlet at the first end of the reaction zone and the outgoing path receives the exhaust stream from the reaction zone at a reaction zone outlet at the second end of the reaction zone opposite the first end such that the flow through the reaction zone is in the axial direction with respect to the spiral.

US Pat. No. 10,557,348

DEVICE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF ROCK BOLTS AND CUTTING APPARATUS

SANDVIK INTELECTUAL PROPE...

1. A device for the installation of rock bolts, the device comprising:a supporting structure;
first and second bolting units mounted to the supporting structure, each bolting unit being configured for drilling an installation hole and/or for installing a rock bolt into a rock face, wherein the supporting structure is configured for rotatably moving the first and second bolting units about a common axis of rotation; and
at least one actuator mounted to the supporting structure and configured for additionally moving at least one of the first and second bolting units, wherein the first and second bolting units are mounted within a common plane extending perpendicular to the common axis of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,557,336

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PRODUCING OIL

PRECISION COMBUSTION, INC...

9. A method for generating steam, the method comprising:supplying air, water and fuel to a steam generator having a casing;
receiving at an interface portion of the steam generator the air and water through a first flexible tubing and a second flexible tubing, the interface portion being movably disposed within the system casing;
mixing a portion of the air from the first flexible tubing with fuel from the second flexible tubing to form a fuel-air mixture;
flowing another portion of air through reactor tubes, the reactor tubes having an oxidation catalyst on an outer surface;
flowing the fuel-air mixture over the outer surface of the reactor tubes;
mixing the first portion of air and the fuel-air mixture in a combustor;
burning the mixed first portion of air and the fuel-air mixture in a combustor to produce combustion gases, the combustor being movably disposed within the system casing;
moving the combustor and the interface portion relative to the casing in response to the burning; and
spraying water onto the combustion gases to form steam in a steam generator, the steam generator having a first end coupled to an end of the combustor and a second opposite end coupled to the system casing.

US Pat. No. 10,557,309

SELF-SUPPORTING PNEUMATIC HAMMER POSITIONER WITH UNIVERSAL JOINT

R.N.P. INDUSTRIES INC., ...

1. A manually operated drill positioner, comprising:an articulated boom having one end for releasable coupling to a platform and another end opposite said one end;
a drill turret assembly for receiving a drill, comprising:
a drill turret defining a main body with an exposed outer wall and, an inner wall opposite said outer wall, and first and second opposite ends, a lengthwise rail member mounted to said outer wall;
a carriage slidingly engaging said rail member and operable to slidingly carry a drill head over said exposed outer wall for reciprocating motion between said first end and second ends of the drill turret;
a drive for power actuating said carriage sliding motion along said rail member;
a joint assembly releasably anchored to said another end of the boom and having a frame sized and shaped for releasable engagement with an intermediate section of said main body of the drill turret between the first and second ends thereof, the joint assembly comprising:
a first coupling pivotably connected to the main body of said drill turret for pivotal movement of said drill turret about a first axis; and
a second coupling pivotably connected to said another end of the boom for tilting movement of said drill turret about said another end of the boom along a second axis transverse to said first axis;wherein, prior to a drill operation, an intersection of the first axis and the second axis coincides with a center of gravity of the drill turret assembly to provide a manual and human manipulation of the drill turret assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,557,289

LOCK FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A latch for a door of a motor vehicle comprising a locking mechanism, the locking mechanism comprising:a catch that is rotatable between an open position and a closed position,
a pawl that is rotatable between a locked position that holds the catch in the closed position and an unlocked position where the pawl does not prevent the catch from rotating to the open position,
a first blocking lever that is rotatable between a blocked position that holds the pawl in the locked position and an unblocked position where the first blocking lever does not block the pawl from moving to the unlocked position,
a release lever adapted to move the first blocking lever from the blocked position to the unblocked position,
a blocking contour that defines a recess, and
a rotation-lock device that comprises a projection that is operatively coupled to the release lever or the blocking lever, wherein, in the event of a motor vehicle crash, the projection is adapted to engage the recess on the blocking contour thereby preventing the release lever from moving the blocking lever to the unblocked position or preventing the blocking lever from moving to the unblocked position,
wherein the rotation-lock device further comprises a second blocking lever, wherein the projection is on the second blocking lever, and
wherein the rotation-lock device further comprises an inertia lever, wherein the second blocking lever is rotationally connected to the inertia lever.

US Pat. No. 10,557,198

GAS DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:a substrate chuck;
a shower head structure over the substrate chuck; and
a gas distribution apparatus connected to the shower head structure,
wherein the gas distribution apparatus includes a dispersion container including a first dispersion space and a gas inlet section on the dispersion container,
wherein the gas inlet section includes a first inlet pipe including a first inlet path fluidly connected to the first dispersion space and a second inlet pipe including a second inlet path fluidly connected to the first dispersion space; and
wherein the second inlet pipe surrounds at least a portion of a sidewall of the first inlet pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,557,113

SURFACE DETECTION AND PICKTOOL MANIPULATOR

BD KIESTRA B.V., Drachte...

1. A device for collecting a specimen from a culture medium, comprising:a body comprising a cavity structure for receiving a replaceable picktool, the body and picktool being in approximately axial alignment; and
a detector configured to generate a signal in response to a force applied to the picktool when the picktool is brought into contact with a specimen disposed on a culture medium,
wherein the device is configured to operate in at least first and second modes, wherein the first mode permits the body and the picktool to move freely in an axial direction, which is proximately perpendicular to a surface of the culture medium, and the second mode applies more resistance to the axial movement of the body and the picktool than when the device is in the first mode;
wherein the device further comprises a device structure coupled to the body, wherein the body moves more freely in the axial direction relative to the device structure in the first mode, and the body is locked from such axial movement in the axial direction in the second mode and a key coupled to the body, wherein the key cooperates with an opening in the device structure above the key so that the key does not engage and may advance into and through the device structure in the first mode and in which the key cannot advance into and through the device structure in the second mode.

US Pat. No. 10,557,104

MODULAR, MOBILE, AND AUTOMATED SOLVENT EXTRACTION AND DISTILLATION SYSTEMS, AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Botanex Intelletual Prope...

1. An automated system for solvent extraction of a plant-based raw material or other biomass material to produce a botanical extract, fats, oils, or other desirable solute, said system comprising:(a) an extraction reactor configured with (i) a sealed feed inlet for feeding a plant-based solid raw material, biomass, or other feed stock material, (ii) a solvent inlet for introducing lean solvent to said extraction reactor, (iii) one or more gas ports for introducing an inert non-condensable gas and/or a solvent vapor to said extraction reactor and/or for removing gases from said extraction reactor; (iv) optionally, a refrigeration cycle with the interior of said extraction reactor acting as an evaporator of said solvent, to sub-cool said plant-based solid raw material, biomass or other feed stock material; (v) a solid outlet for conveying solid material out of said extraction reactor; and (vi) a product outlet for removing rich solvent containing a botanical extract, or other precipitate, out of said extraction reactor;
(b) a closed-loop continuous-flow distillation unit configured to generate purified botanical extract and recovered solvent from said rich solvent containing said botanical extract; and
(c) a second-stage purge chamber configured to (i) receive said solid material and (ii) receive a heated inert non-condensable gas and/or said solvent vapor, wherein said second-stage purge chamber is effective to recover residual solvent contained in said solid material.

US Pat. No. 10,556,871

METHOD FOR PREPARING 5-(4-BROMOPHENYL)-4,6-DICHLOROPYRIMIDINE

ZHEJIANG XIANFENG TECHNOL...

1. A method for preparing 5-(4-bromophenyl)-4,6-dichloropyrimidine, comprising:Step 1: adding p-bromophenylacetic acid and a solid acid catalyst to a reactor, then adding methanol, heating with stirring, and refluxing to react for 5-6 hours under reflux; and cooling the reaction solution to 30° C. or below, filtering to recover the solid acid catalyst, distilling the resulting filtrate under reduced pressure to remove methanol, adding a hydrophobic solvent to dissolve the residue by stirring, washing the hydrophobic solvent with water, and concentrating under reduced pressure to obtain Intermediate 1 having a chemical structure (I) below;

Step 2: adding sodium methoxide and methanol to Intermediate 1 obtained in Step 1, mechanically stirring, then adding dimethyl carbonate, replacing the air in the reactor with nitrogen, heating to 70-80° C., and reacting for 4-8 hours, to obtain a mixture containing Intermediate 2 having a chemical structure (II) below;

Step 3: adding formamidine hydrochloride to the mixture containing Intermediate 2 obtained in Step 2, heating to 20-30° C. with stirring, and reacting for 15-17 hours, followed by post-treatment, to obtain Intermediate 3 having a chemical structure (III) below; and

Step 4: chlorinating Intermediate 3 obtained in Step 3 to obtain the product 5-(4-bromophenyl)-4,6-dichloropyrimidine.

US Pat. No. 10,556,861

IONIZABLE CATIONIC LIPID FOR RNA DELIVERY

Arcturus Therapeutics, In...

1. A compound of formula I
wherein
R is a linear alkenyl of 2-18 carbons or an alkynal of 2-18 carbons;
L is a linear alkylene or alkenylene of 6 to 18 carbon atoms;
X is —CO—O— or —O—CO—;
Y is S or O;
R1 is a linear or branched alkylene of 1 to 6 carbons; and
R2 and R3 are the same or different, each a hydrogen or a linear or branched alkyl consisting of 1 to 6 carbons; and
n is 1-6;
or a salt or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,796

PLANT AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING NITRIC ACID

Stamicarbon B.V., Sittar...

1. A plant for the production of nitric acid comprising:(a) a reactor comprising at least one gas inlet for ammonia and compressed air, a combustion chamber provided with an ammonia combustion catalyst and configured to produce a burner gas stream comprising nitrogen oxides resulting from the combustion of ammonia and subsequent oxidation, and a gas outlet for burner gas;
(b) a gas cooling section having a gas inlet which is in fluid communication with the outlet for burner gas of the reactor, said gas cooling section being configured to subject the burner gas stream to cooling, so as to form a cooled burner gas, the gas cooling section comprising a steam circuit heat exchanger configured to transfer heat from the burner gas stream to a steam circuit so as to generate superheated steam, and a gas outlet for cooled burner gas;
(c) a condensation section having a gas inlet which is in fluid communication with the outlet for cooled burner gas of the gas cooling section, said condensation section being configured to subject the cooled burner gas to condensation so as to form an aqueous nitric acid condensate and an uncondensed nitrogen oxides gas stream, said condensation section having a liquid outlet for the aqueous nitric acid condensate and a gas outlet for the uncondensed nitrogen oxides gas stream;
(d) an absorption section having a gas inlet which is in fluid communication with the gas outlet of the condensation section, said absorption section being configured to subject the nitrogen oxides gas stream to absorption in water, optionally in the form of a dilute nitric acid solution; said absorption section further comprising a liquid inlet which is in fluid communication with the liquid outlet of the condensation section and a gas outlet for nitrogen oxides tail gas;
(e) a tail gas treatment system comprising a tail gas heating section, a nitrous gas removal section, and an expansion section, said tail gas treatment system being configured to subject nitrogen oxides gas to purification so as to form a purified tail gas and to subject said purified tail gas to expansion, said tail gas treatment section comprising a gas inlet for nitrogen oxides tail gas and a gas outlet for purified tail gas;
wherein the tail gas heating section comprises a further heat exchanger configured to receive heat from the burner gas stream, said further heat exchanger being positioned downstream of the steam circuit heat exchanger, and upstream of the gas outlet for cooled burner gas, and wherein the reactor, the steam circuit heat exchanger, and the further heat exchanger are integrated into one single apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,556,779

CABLE WINCH AND CABLE DRUM

JENOPTIK Advanced Systems...

1. A cable winch comprising:a receiving unit for accommodating a cable drum that includes a cable wound about an axle of the cable drum, wherein the receiving unit has a quick mounting mechanism for attaching the cable drum in a manually detachable manner to the cable winch; and
a drive unit having at least one driving pulley, wherein the drive unit is positioned ahead of the receiving unit in a winding direction of the cable onto the cable drum and provides at least a proportion of a pulling force for raising a load by means of the cable, and wherein the drive unit receives a free cable end of the cable from the cable drum and to guide the cable,
wherein the quick mounting mechanism is pivotable between a first position and a second position.

US Pat. No. 10,556,657

MARINE OUTBOARD ENGINE LUBRICATION

BRP US INC., Sturtevant,...

1. A marine outboard engine, comprising:an internal combustion engine comprising:
a crankcase defining a crankcase chamber,
a cylinder block connected to the crankcase, the cylinder block defining a cylinder,
a piston disposed in the cylinder,
a crankshaft disposed at least in part in the crankcase chamber, and
a connecting rod operatively connecting the piston to the crankshaft;
a gearcase defining a gearcase chamber;
a plurality of gears disposed in the gearcase chamber;
a driveshaft operatively connecting the crankshaft to the plurality of gears;
an output shaft disposed at least in part in the gearcase chamber and being operatively connected to the plurality of gears;
a rotor connected to the output shaft for propelling the marine outboard engine;
a lubricant reservoir for holding lubricant;
a first lubricant conduit fluidly connecting the lubricant reservoir to the crankcase chamber for supplying lubricant from the lubricant reservoir to the crankcase chamber; and
a second lubricant conduit fluidly connecting the lubricant reservoir to the gearcase chamber for supplying lubricant from the lubricant reservoir to the gearcase chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,556,607

SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR A VEHICLE NETWORK

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:a first network bus configured to extend internally in a vehicle chassis to a first network port attached externally to the vehicle chassis at a first side of the vehicle chassis;
a second network bus configured to extend internally in the vehicle chassis to a second network port attached externally to the vehicle chassis at a second side of the vehicle chassis, wherein the first network bus has a first electrical configuration and the second network bus has a second electrical configuration that is different than the first electrical configuration, the first and second electrical configurations corresponding to an arrangement of conductor pins at the first and second network port; and
one or more processors configured to determine an orientation of the vehicle chassis on a route relative to an additional vehicle chassis based on at least one of the first electrical configuration or the second electrical configuration, the one or more processors configured to control at least one of: a first vehicle that includes the vehicle chassis, a second vehicle that includes the additional vehicle chassis, or a device onboard at least one of the first vehicle or the second vehicle based on the orientation that is determined.

US Pat. No. 10,556,604

RAILROAD BLOCK/GRADE CROSSING WARNING SYSTEM

FERMI RESEARCH ALLIANCE, ...

1. A system comprising:at least two conducting contacts;
a cable connected to said at least two conducting contacts;
an electrical load associated with said cable between said two conducting contacts,
wherein said at least two conducting contacts can be connected to railroad tracks in order to shunt a track signal circuit associated with said railroad tracks; and
a self-contained capsule configured to house said at least two conducting contacts, said cable, and said electrical load associated with said cable.

US Pat. No. 10,556,485

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BLOWER CONTROL

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:a blower;
a blower sensor operably coupled to the blower and configured to obtain blower operational information, the blower operational information representing functioning of the blower and including one or more of voltage, current, shaft torque, or shaft rotational speed: and
at least one processor operably coupled to the blower and the blower sensor, the at least one processor configured to:
determine an operational-based power using the blower operational information;
determine an operational-based air density using the operational-based power, wherein the operational-based air density is an estimate of density of air used by the blower determined using the operational-based power;
determine individual blower air densities for at least two of the plurality of blowers, and to identify at least one blower fault based on a comparison of the determined individual blower air densities; and
control the blower using the operational-based air density;
wherein the system further comprises a plurality of blowers having corresponding blower sensors;
wherein the at least one processor is further configured to determine individual blower air densities for at least two of the plurality of blowers, and to identify at least one blower fault based on a comparison of the determined individual blower air densities.

US Pat. No. 10,556,391

THERMALLY EXPANSIVE MOLDING TOOL AND A METHOD OF MOLDING WITH SUCH TOOL

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A device for selectively applying pressure to a fiber impregnated resin, the device comprising:a thermally expansive material having a body which extends in an axial direction from an upper terminal surface to an opposite lower terminal surface;
a first retaining member affixed to at least one of the upper terminal surface and the lower terminal surface; and
at least one disc-shaped internal retaining member disposed within the body of the thermally expansive material, the at least one internal retaining member having a first surface oriented in a direction facing the first retaining member and a second surface oriented in a direction facing away from the first retaining member,
wherein the first retaining member is configured to limit expansion of the thermally expansive material in a direction substantially perpendicular to the axial direction and to direct expansion in the axial direction when the thermally expansive material is subjected to an increase in temperature and wherein the first and second surfaces of the at least one internal retaining member are affixed to the thermally expansive material to limit expansion of the thermally expansive material in the direction substantially perpendicular to the axial direction and to direct expansion in the axial direction when the thermally expansive material is subjected to the increase in temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,556,356

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING A TASK ON A MATERIAL, OR LOCATING THE POSITION OF A DEVICE RELATIVE TO THE SURFACE OF THE MATERIAL

Sharper Tools, Inc., San...

1. A computer-implemented method of positioning a cutting instrument mounted in a rig, the method comprising:scanning, by a first sensor, a first portion of a surface of a material to obtain scanned data, wherein the scanned data is used to generate first data;
scanning, by a second sensor coupled to one or more processors, a second portion of the surface of the material to obtain second scanned data, wherein the second sensor is separate from the first sensor;
determining, by at least one of the one or more processors and based at least in part upon the first data and the second scanned data, a position of the cutting instrument;
comparing, using at least one of the one or more processors, the position of the cutting instrument to a desired path, wherein the desired path is based at least in part upon a design plan; and
responsive to the comparison and using at least one actuator, moving the cutting instrument to a target point on the desired path.

US Pat. No. 10,556,291

HIGH PERFORMANCE CONTACT TIP AND NOZZLE ASSEMBLY FOR AN ARC WELDING APPARATUS

Victor Equipment Company,...

11. An arc welding apparatus comprising:a handle;
a conductor tube attached to the handle;
a welding cable that carries welding current, shield gas, and a welding wire, the welding cable being connected to the handle; and
a consumable assembly attached to the conductor tube, the consumable assembly comprising:
a nozzle assembly comprising a nozzle body and a nozzle insert disposed within the nozzle body, the nozzle insert comprising an internal gas diverter and a seating surface; and
a contact tip disposed within the nozzle assembly, the contact tip comprising:
a body defining an internal cavity extending from a proximal end portion to a distal end portion;
a shoulder formed on the body, the shoulder engaging the seating surface of the nozzle insert when disposed within the nozzle assembly;
at least one aperture disposed on the body between the shoulder and the distal end portion, the at least one aperture extending through the body from an exterior portion of the body to the internal cavity;
an exit orifice extending through the distal end portion of the body; and
an exterior surface extending between the at least one aperture and the distal end portion of the body,
wherein the internal gas diverter directs a flow of shield gas exiting the at least one aperture along the exterior surface of the contact tip.

US Pat. No. 10,556,221

CO-AGGLOMERATED COMPOSITE MATERIALS

IMERYS USA, INC., Roswel...

1. A composite filter aid comprising co-agglomerated particles that comprise:diatomaceous earth;
perlite; and
an alkali silicate binder,
wherein the co-agglomerated particles have a median pore size ranging from 5 microns to 35 microns, a pore volume ranging from 3 to 7 milliliters per gram, and a d10 ranging from 10 to 30 microns.

US Pat. No. 10,556,210

PREVENTION OF SURGE WAVE INSTABILITIES IN THREE PHASE GAS CONDENSATE FLOWLINES

STATOIL PETROLEUM AS, St...

1. A process for the prevention or reduction of surge wave instabilities during the transport in a flowline of a three phase gas condensate comprising a gas phase, an aqueous phase and a condensate phase, said method comprising:adding a dispersing agent to the three phase gas condensate which is able to disperse the aqueous phase in the condensate phase or the condensate phase in the aqueous phase, wherein the addition of the dispersing agent prevents or reduces surge wave instabilities and enables the flowline to operate at a lower flow rate than when the same flowline is operated without addition of said dispersing agent;
wherein the dispersing agent which is added to the three phase gas condensate is added at a dosing level of from 10 to 1,000 ppm.

US Pat. No. 10,556,208

VACUUM BLENDER

NUWAVE, LLC, Libertyvill...

1. A vacuum blender system comprising:a container for holding ingredients to be blended, the container being open at a top end;
a rotatable blade having a central body and a plurality of blending arms extending from the body, the rotatable blade being positioned at a center of a bottom surface of the container and attached to a shaft which passes through an opening in the bottom surface;
a lid configured to completely cover the open end of the container, the lid having a first aperture on a first surface of the lid and a second aperture on a second surface of the lid, the first and second apertures being fluidly connected by an air passage through the lid;
a base unit comprising:
a motor housed within a first housing section of the base unit;
an interface positioned on an outer surface of the first housing section of the base unit for engaging the bottom surface of the container during use, the interface having a connector driven by the motor and configured to couple with the shaft when the container is properly positioned on the interface;
a second housing section extending upward from the first housing section and configured to engage the lid during use;
a vacuum system for effecting a vacuum within the container, the vacuum system comprising a vacuum pump and an air line connected by one end to the pump and having a connector attached at an opposing end, wherein the connector is positioned within the second housing section and couples to the first aperture of the lid when engaged by the second housing section; and
a control panel having a plurality of inputs on an outer surface of the base unit for controlling operation of the motor and vacuum system;
an enclosure attached to the base and comprising a plurality of panels which together surround the container when positioned on the interface of the base, the enclosure further comprising a handle attached to at least one of the plurality of panels to move the at least one of the plurality of panels and provide access to an interior of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,556,147

JUMP ROPE HANDLES INCLUDING SYSTEMS AND METHODS THEREOF

Web Guidz, LLC, Wenatche...

1. A jump rope handle, comprising:a spindle assembly including a shaft coupled to one or more bearings, a doubly threaded fastener in a distal end portion of the shaft, and a collar around a distal end portion of the doubly threaded fastener;
a chuck assembly rotatably coupled to a distal end portion of the spindle assembly, the chuck assembly including a set of jaws; and
a chuck driving mechanism that includes the doubly threaded fastener and the collar of the spindle assembly and a portion of the chuck assembly, the chuck driving mechanism configured to open and close the set of jaws.

US Pat. No. 10,556,035

SWITCHABLE GAS AND LIQUID RELEASE AND DELIVERY DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A device capable of delivering a scent, comprising:a head-wearable or body-wearable piece configured to be attached to or on a person's head or body part, respectively; and
a scent delivery device attached to the head-wearable or body-wearable piece and operable to deliver a scent, the scent deliver device includes a cartridge structured to store one or more scented substances, at least one transporting channel coupled to the cartridge to receive and transport the one or more stored scented substances and configured to include an end opening for releasing the transported one or more stored scented substances, and an actuator switch coupled to the transporting channel and operable to move between an open position and a closed position based on an applied signal to selectively allow passage of the one or more scented substances to the opening,
wherein the actuator switch include magnetically latchable gating structures including a first and a second mating magnetic components that are coupled in the closed position and uncoupled in the open position,
wherein the first mating magnetic component includes a solenoid formed of a solenoid core having a substantially square-loop magnetization loop material, and
wherein the second mating magnetic component is structured to bend or change its translational position upon a change in magnetic field from the solenoid core to actuate the opening or closing of the actuator switch in the transporting channel.

US Pat. No. 10,555,792

DIRECT FABRICATION OF ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCES WITH ELASTICS

ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method comprising:generating a digital model related to a treatment plan to treat a patient's teeth, wherein the digital model comprises:
a digital representation of the patient's teeth at one or more treatment stages of the treatment plan,
a digital representation of a discontinuity to be formed in a shell including a plurality of cavities configured to receive and resiliently reposition the patient's teeth, and
a digital representation of an elastic member configured to interact with the discontinuity; and
generating, based on the digital model, instructions to fabricate, using an additive manufacturing technique, the elastic member and the shell, including to fabricate at least a part of the shell and the elastic member joined together.

US Pat. No. 10,555,717

NETWORK-CONNECTED ELECTRONIC STETHOSCOPE SYSTEMS

Heroic Faith Medical Scie...

1. An input unit for an electronic stethoscope system, the input unit comprising:a structural body that includes a conical resonator designed to collect acoustic waves corresponding to sounds internal to a body;
an auscultation microphone configured to produce first audio data indicative of the sounds internal to the body;
an ambient microphone configured to produce second audio data indicative of sounds external to the body;
an attachment sensor configured to generate attachment data indicative of an adhesion status of the input unit,
wherein the attachment sensor is an optical proximity sensor designed to emit light through the conical resonator and then determine a distance between the input unit and the body based on a characteristic of the light reflected back through the conical resonator; and
a processor configured to forward the first and second audio data to a hub unit responsible for examining the first and second audio data.

US Pat. No. 10,555,666

CANNULA WITH PROXIMALLY MOUNTED CAMERA AND TRANSPARENT OBTURATOR

Rebound Therapeutics Corp...

3. A cannula system for accessing a blood mass in the brain of a patient, said cannula system comprising:a cannula comprising a cannula tube with a proximal end and a distal end and a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end; and
an obturator comprising an obturator shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, and an obturator tip disposed on the distal end of said obturator shaft, said obturator tip being optically transmissive, and having a proximal surface and a tapered distal surface, said obturator tip having a transverse diameter closely matching the lumen of the cannula tube, said obturator being slidable within the cannula tube, and positionable within the cannula tube such that the proximal end of the obturator shaft extends proximally out of the cannula tube proximal end while the tapered distal surface extends out of the cannula tube distal end, wherein the obturator shaft has a transverse cross section smaller than a transverse diameter of the obturator tip, whereby the proximal surface of the obturator tip is visible from the proximal end of the cannula tube when the obturator tip is disposed within the cannula tube such that the tapered distal surface extends out of the cannula tube distal end;
a camera assembly secured to the proximal end of the cannula, with a portion of the camera assembly overhanging and partially obstructing the lumen;
the camera assembly has a distal-most optical surface, and said distal-most optical surface is disposed proximate the proximal end of the cannula tube.

US Pat. No. 10,555,594

BACKPACK CONFIGURED TO DISSIPATE HEAT

Gizmospring.com Dongguan ...

1. A backpack configured to dissipate heat along a back of a wearer, the backpack comprising:a backpack body having a surface configured to contact the back, the surface having at least one air duct formed therein; and
an air moving device attached to the backpack body, the air moving device being positioned to provide an airflow to the at least one air duct, the at least one air duct conducting the airflow along the back of the wearer to thereby dissipate heat along the back of the wearer, the air moving device comprising a multi-level speed-regulating module, and one or more first blowers each connected to the multi-level speed-regulating module, the multi-level speed-regulating module being configured to control a speed of the one or more first blowers, the multi-level speed-regulating module comprising a speed control circuit, an output interface, and a switching circuit, the speed control circuit comprising a multi-level switch, which includes a first fixed contact, a second fixed contact, a third fixed contact, and a moveable contact, the moveable contact being selectively connectable to one of the first, second, and third fixed contacts, the speed control circuit comprising a first resistor and a second resistor, the first fixed contact being connected to a first end of the first resistor, a second end of the first resistor being connected to the output interface, the second fixed contact being connected to a first end of the second resistor, a second end of the second resistor being connected to the output interface, the third fixed contact being connected to the output interface, the switching circuit comprising an input interface, a power input interface, and a plurality of blower output interfaces, the input interface being connected to the output interface, and the plurality of blower output interfaces being connected one each to the one or more first blowers.

US Pat. No. 10,555,453

AGRICULTURAL TOOLBAR APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Precision Planting LLC, ...

1. An agricultural implement with a weight shifting system, comprising:a center section, including:
a center toolbar supported above a ground surface by a center wheel assembly, said center wheel assembly having a center wheel actuator movable between an extended position and a retracted position;
a left wing section, including:
a left inner wing toolbar having a proximal end and a distal end, said proximal end of said left inner wing toolbar pivotally coupled to said center section about a left vertical axis;
a left outer wing toolbar having a proximal end and a distal end, said proximal end of said left outer wing toolbar pivotally coupled to said distal end of said left inner wing toolbar about a left horizontal axis oriented generally parallel with the forward direction of travel;
a left wing wheel assembly supporting said distal end of said left outer wing toolbar a distance above the ground surface, said left wing wheel assembly having a left wheel actuator movable between an extended position and a retracted position;
a left wing flex actuator having a first end connected to said distal end of said left inner wing toolbar and a second end connected to said proximal end of said left outer wing toolbar, said left wing flex actuator movable between an extended position and a retracted position;
a right wing section, including:
a right inner wing toolbar having a proximal end and a distal end, said proximal end of said right inner wing toolbar pivotally coupled to said center section about a right vertical axis;
a right outer wing toolbar having a proximal end and a distal end, said proximal end of said right outer wing toolbar pivotally coupled to said distal end of said right inner wing toolbar about a right horizontal pivot axis oriented generally parallel with the forward direction of travel;
a right wing wheel assembly supporting said distal end of said right outer wing toolbar a distance above the ground surface, said right wing wheel assembly having a right wheel actuator movable between an extended position and a retracted position;
a right wing flex actuator having a first end connected to said distal end of said right inner wing toolbar and a second end connected to said proximal end of said right outer wing toolbar, said right wing flex actuator movable between an extended position and a retracted position;
a center wheel load sensor configured to measure a load carried by said center wheel assembly;
a left wheel load sensor configured to measure a load carried by said left wheel assembly;
a right wheel load sensor configured to measure a load carried by said right wheel assembly;
a monitor in signal communication with said center wheel load sensor, said left wheel load sensor, said right wheel load sensor, said monitor configured to enable an operator to select a center wheel target load, a left wheel target load, and a right wheel target load;
a fluid control system in signal communication with said monitor, said fluid control system in fluid communication with said center wheel actuator, said left wheel actuator, said right wheel actuator, said left wing flex actuator and said right wing flex actuator;
whereby, when said measured center wheel load exceeds said center wheel target load, said fluid control system shifts weight from said center section to said left and right wing sections by causing said left and right wing flex actuators to extend until said measured center wheel load approaches said center wheel target load, and;
whereby, when said measured center wheel load is less than said center wheel target load, said fluid control system shifts load from said left wing section and said right wing section to said center section by causing said left and right wing flex actuators to retract until said measured center wheel load approaches said center wheel target load.
US Pat. No. 10,555,972

THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS OF NURR1 AND FOXA2 IN INFLAMMATORY NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS BY M1-TO-M2 POLARIZATION OF GLIAL CELLS

INNOPEUTICS CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of protecting brain neurons from cell damage comprising:administering to a mammal a recombinant viral vector comprising a nucleic acid expressing Nuclear receptor-related factor 1 (Nurr1) and forkhead box protein A2 (Foxa2) to transduce glial cells that are adjacent to neurons to form transduced glial cells; and
expressing Nurr1 and Foxa2 proteins from the recombinant viral vector, wherein expression of both Nurr1 and Foxa2 proteins in the transduced glial cells reduces secretion of one or more inflammatory factors and increases secretion of one or more neurotrophic factors that protect the neurons from cell damage relative to transduced glial cells expressing Nurr1 or Foxa2 alone.
US Pat. No. 10,559,831

EXOTHERMICALLY RESPONSIVE CATHODES AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION THEREOF

IH IP Holdings Limited, ...

1. A method of producing electrodes comprising:selecting a palladium alloy;
annealing the palladium alloy at a first temperature above 350° C.;
cold working the palladium alloy into a desired electrode shape;
annealing the palladium alloy at a second temperature and for a time sufficient to produce a grain size between about 5 microns and about 100 microns;
etching the palladium alloy;
rinsing the palladium alloy with at least one of water and heavy water; and
storing the palladium alloy in an inert environment.
US Pat. No. 10,556,882

CRYSTALLINE FORMS OF AN ANDROGEN RECEPTOR MODULATOR

Aragon Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A crystalline Form H of 4-[7-(6-cyano-5-trifluoromethylpyridin-3-yl)-8-oxo-6-thioxo-5,7-diazaspiro[3.4]oct-5-yl]-2-fluoro-N-methylbenzamide that exhibits an an X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) pattern with characteristic peaks at 8.0±0.1°2-Theta, 14.7±0.1°2-Theta, 15.9±0.1°2-Theta, 18.2±0.1°2-Theta, 25.7±0.1°2-Theta, and 26.7±0.1°2-Theta.
US Pat. No. 10,557,166

MULTIPLE TAGGING OF LONG DNA FRAGMENTS

Complete Genomics, Inc., ...

1. A method for preparing genomic DNA for sequence analysis, the method comprising:(a) providing a reaction mixture comprising long fragments of the genomic DNA and a population of beads,
wherein the reaction mixture is not compartmentalized into aliquots or nanodrops,
wherein the reaction mixture comprises more than a haploid amount of said genomic DNA,
wherein each bead comprises at least 1000 oligonucleotides immobilized thereon, said oligonucleotides comprising a tag-containing sequence,
wherein the oligonucleotides immobilized on the same individual bead comprise the same tag-containing sequence,
wherein each tag-containing sequence comprises a tag sequence,
wherein the population of beads comprises, in aggregate, at least 1000 different tag sequences, and
wherein the long fragments are from 5 kilobases to 750 kilobases in length;
(b) producing tagged long fragments by incorporating multiple copies of a tag sequence into at least some of the long fragments, wherein in a plurality of the tagged long fragments said multiple copies are from a single bead;
(c) producing a plurality of tagged subfragments of the tagged long fragments, wherein a plurality of subfragments of the same tagged long fragment comprise tag sequences from the same single bead,
wherein step (b) is carried out under conditions that promote the interaction of only one tag sequence per long fragment,
wherein steps (a)-(c) occur in a single vessel without physical compartmentalization of the long fragments or the beads.

US Pat. No. 10,561,037

BACKPLANE STRUCTURE

K-TRONICS (SUZHOU) TECHNO...

1. A backplane structure, comprising:a backplane;
an electronic board having a plurality of first through-holes and a plurality of second through-holes spaced apart from the plurality of the first through-holes, the first through-holes each having a rectangular cross section;
a plurality of strutting components,
a plurality of connecting pieces, and
a plurality of locking components,
wherein the plurality of strutting components and the plurality of locking components are both disposed at positions corresponding to the plurality of second through-holes and the plurality of first through-holes on the backplane, respectively, the plurality of strutting components are fixedly connected to the electronic board via the plurality of connecting pieces, each of the locking components comprises an inwardly concave locking slot in a side surface of the locking component perpendicular to the backplane, and each of the locking components is locked with the electronic board via each of first through-holes to fix the electronic board onto the backplane.

US Pat. No. 10,561,030

RADIO FREQUENCY SUBSCRIBER DROP UNITS HAVING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS WITH GROUND PLANE LAYERS AND/OR HOUSINGS WITH GROUND WALLS

CommScope, Inc. of North ...

1. A passive radio frequency (“RF”) subscriber drop unit, comprising:a housing having a top wall and a plurality of sidewalls that define an open interior;
a female coaxial input port that extends from outside of the housing to the open interior of the housing;
a female coaxial output port that extends from outside of the housing to the open interior of the housing;
a printed circuit board mounted in the open interior of the housing; and
a ground wall that projects downwardly from an interior face of the top wall, the ground wall extending between the sidewalls, wherein the ground wall is electrically connected to a conductive ground plane of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,561,029

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first electronic module, comprising a plurality of first electronic units arranged in a plurality of rows, wherein a top row of the plurality of first electronic units defines a first base line; and
a second electronic module, adjacent to the first electronic module, the second electronic module comprising a plurality of second electronic units arranged in a plurality of rows, wherein a top row of the plurality of second electronic units defines a second base line;
wherein a shifting distance S between the first base line and the second base line satisfies the following relation:
0 wherein P1 is a pitch defined by two adjacent first electronic units located in the top row and its adjacent row, and P2 is a pitch defined by two adjacent second electronic units located in the top row and its adjacent row.

US Pat. No. 10,561,027

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING BENT DISPLAY AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING IMAGE ON BENT DISPLAY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a window forming at least part of a front surface of the electronic device, the window including a flat portion and a bent portion, the bent portion including a through hole;
a display comprising a flat portion visible via the flat portion of the window and a bent portion visible via the bent portion of the window, the bent portion of the display including an opening aligned with the through hole;
at least one input unit passing through the through hole and the opening; and
a circuit configured to generate a signal when the at least one input unit is pressed,
wherein an interval between unit signal lines in a plurality of first signal lines arranged on the flat portion of the display is different from an interval between unit signal lines in a plurality of second signal lines disposed in the bent portion of the display.

US Pat. No. 10,561,006

ENVIRONMENT OPTIMIZATION FOR SPACE BASED ON PRESENCE AND ACTIVITIES

Steelcase Inc., Grand Ra...

1. An environment control system for controlling space experiences within a defined space within a facility, the system comprising:a lighting device located within the space, the lighting device controllable to generate a plurality of visually distinguishable lighting effects within the space;
a sensor for sensing user activities within a first space;
at least one emissive surface;
a controller linked to the sensor, the at least one emissive surface and to the lighting device, the controller programmed to perform the steps of:
sensing occupancy of the space;
sensing a user parameter associated with a posture of the user that occupies the space; and
controlling the lighting device to generate at least one of the plurality of lighting effects when the space is unoccupied, to generate another of the plurality of lighting effects when the space is occupied, and identifying at least a portion of the at least one emissive surface for use based on a user parameter associated with the posture of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,561,003

ILLUMINATION METHOD, ILLUMINATION APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. An illumination method for an intelligent flashlight, comprising:acquiring reference route information, via an acquiring module, for current navigation from a terminal communicably connected with the intelligent flashlight, wherein the reference route information is a reference route for navigation generated by the terminal;
acquiring current route information of the intelligent flashlight via a judging module, wherein the current route information is a route that a user is travelling in real time which is acquired by the intelligent flashlight based on its positioning function or from the terminal;
determining, via the judging module, whether the current route information is consistent with the reference route information, and generating a route determination result; and
determining an illumination mode of the intelligent flashlight, via a determining module, according to the route determination result, wherein the illumination mode comprises a lighting parameter of the intelligent flashlight.

US Pat. No. 10,560,998

CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING A LOAD CURRENT FROM AN ON-BOARD ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

OSRAM BETEILIGUNGSVERWALT...

1. A circuit assembly for simulating a first load current for a first load to be simulated in an on-board network, comprising:an input configured to be connected to a line of the on-board network of a vehicle for connecting to a second load,
an output for connecting to a light source, wherein the light source has a lower current consumption than the first load to be simulated,
a series circuit comprising a resistor and a switch, wherein the resistor is rated to a comparable order of magnitude to a resistance of the first load to be simulated, and the series circuit is connected in parallel with the input,
a switching controller, wherein an input of the switching controller is connected in parallel with the input of the circuit assembly, and draws a current from the line of the on-board network for connecting to the second load, wherein a second load current is smaller than the first load current,
wherein the circuit assembly is configured, upon the activation of the second load, to open the switch and activate the switching controller and, upon the disconnection of the second load, to close the switch and deactivate the switching controller, wherein an output of the switching controller feeds at least a portion of the drawn load current back into the on-board network,
wherein upon the activation of the second load, the light source is only switched on after a specific time interval following the closing of the switch.

US Pat. No. 10,560,993

DIMMING CONTROLLER FOR LED DRIVER AND METHOD OF INDIRECT POWER ESTIMATION

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. A method of group controlling and estimating power consumption of one or more LED drivers configured to drive respective LED loads, each LED driver of the one or more LED drivers configured to generate an out-source current while the LED driver is in an on-state, the method comprising the steps of:(a) receiving a dimming command input signal at a dimming controller having one or more dimming interface terminals linked to the one or more LED drivers;
(b) sensing a total out-source current associated with the one or more LED drivers, the total out-source current being a summation of the out-source current of each LED driver in the on-state;
(c) generating a dimming control output signal associated with the dimming command input signal across the one or more dimming interface terminals;
(d) estimating power characteristics of the one or more LED drivers and associated LED loads based on programmed relationships between the dimming control output signal and one or more operational parameters for a certain type of LED driver and LED load of the one or more LED drivers and associated LED loads.

US Pat. No. 10,560,990

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE CIRCUIT WITH ACCURATE CURRENT MONITORING OF TWO OR MORE DIFFERENT LED STRINGS

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A circuit configured to monitor current through two or more strings of light emitting diodes, the circuit comprising:a power converter;
a first current sensing resistor, wherein the first current sensing resistor is positioned between a first node and a second node of the circuit;
a second current sensing resistor connected in series with the first current sensing resistor, wherein the second current sensing resistor is positioned between the second node and a third node of the circuit; and
a first electrical contact element at the first node and a second electrical contact element at the third node, wherein the first electrical contact element and the second electrical contact element are coupled to the power converter,
wherein current from the power converter flows through a first LED string and a second LED string in a complimentary fashion such that when current flows through the first LED string approximately zero current flows through the second LED string, and when current flows through the second LED string approximately zero current flows through the first LED string,
wherein a voltage drop between the first electrical contact element and the second electrical contact element is defined by the first current sensing resistor when current flows through the first LED string, and
wherein the voltage drop between the first electrical contact element and the second electrical contact element is defined by the first current sensing resistor and the second current sensing resistor when current flows through the second LED string.

US Pat. No. 10,560,973

TERMINAL DEVICE, TERMINAL DEVICE CONTROL METHOD, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING SAID TERMINAL DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

13. A method of controlling a terminal device, comprising:providing a terminal device including a control circuit which includes a first input unit, a second input unit, an output unit, a nonvolatile memory, a signal processing circuit, and a timer:
applying a second voltage as a power source voltage to the first input unit from a first time by performing an m-th operation of the terminal device;
causing the control circuit to start to operate by applying the power source voltage;
causing the control circuit to stop operating at a second time by causing the second voltage to fall below a lower limit voltage value;
inputting an output value of a voltage detector from the second input unit;
determining the m-th registration data according to a time measured by the timer after a third time at which the output value exceeds a first threshold which is predetermined; and
outputting either a first signal or a second signal as an output signal from the output unit according to first to (m?1)-th pieces of registration data or according to first to (m?1)-th pieces of registration data and m-th registration data which are stored in the nonvolatile memory.

US Pat. No. 10,560,950

USER EQUIPMENT SENDING SIGNAL DIRECTLY TO USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by user equipment, a channel detection cycle;
obtaining, by the user equipment within the channel detection cycle, a first interference strength within system bandwidth, and obtaining a second interference strength on each sub-band within the system bandwidth, wherein the first interference strength indicates a magnitude of an interference signal within the system bandwidth;
comparing, by the user equipment, the first interference strength with a first interference threshold; and
when the first interference strength is less than or equal to the first interference threshold, selecting, by the user equipment, N first sub-bands from the system bandwidth according to the second interference strength on each sub-band within the system bandwidth, and sending a signal on frequency resources corresponding to the N first sub-bands, wherein N is a positive integer, and wherein a first sum of second interference strengths on the N first sub-bands is less than or equal to a second sum of second interference strengths on any N sub-bands other than the N first sub-bands within the system bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,560,941

DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING COMMUNICATION CHANNEL BANDWIDTH

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method performed by one or more computing devices, the method comprising:determining to change a bandwidth of a wireless communication channel on which a transmitter and a receiver communicate; and
in response to the determination, and while the transmitter and the receiver maintain data communication on the wireless communication channel:
determining, for each of one or more communication parameters of the wireless communication channel, a target value for the communication parameter, the one or more communication parameters including at least one of (i) a center frequency of the wireless communication channel or (ii) a frequency bandwidth of the wireless communication channel;
identifying a rate of change for each of the one or more communication parameters, the rate of change for each communication parameter being a rate at which the communication parameter can be changed over time while continuing to transfer data on the wireless communication channel; and
providing, to the transmitter and for each of the one or more communication parameters, data that causes the transmitter to gradually adjust the communication parameter using the rate of change for the communication parameter until the communication parameter reaches the target value for the communication parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,560,940

INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC STEERING OVER OPTIMAL PATHS USING MULTIPLE ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:assigning one of a plurality of available access channels to a service flow between a communication device and a core network, wherein the plurality of available access channels have at least one of sufficient bandwidth or acceptable latency to accommodate the service flow, and wherein the plurality of available access channels use a plurality of connectivity paths supported by a plurality of access technologies;
modifying, based on monitoring at least one of network conditions or performance of the service flow on the one of the plurality of available access channels, one of the plurality of connectivity paths that supports the one of the plurality of available access channels;
modifying criteria for modifying the one of the plurality of connectivity paths for a predetermined time interval in response to modifying the one of the plurality of connectivity paths; and
modifying the one of the plurality of connectivity paths during the predetermined time interval in response to the modified criteria indicating that a previous modification of the one of the plurality of connectivity paths did not improve a quality-of-experience for the communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,935

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting and receiving a signal, which is transmitted and received by a first device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting system information indicating subframes for downlink transmission and subframes for uplink transmission; and
transmitting a downlink signal in a specific subframe in which the system information indicates a subframe for the uplink transmission,
wherein the specific subframe is applied to a predetermined time offset determined based on a timing advance applied for the uplink transmission,
wherein the predetermined time offset is a time offset for changing a transmission timing of the specific subframe,
wherein a transmission timing of the downlink signal corresponds to a reception timing of the uplink signal received in the specific subframe through the predetermined time offset, and
wherein the first device transmits, to a second device, information indicating that the predetermined time offset has been applied to the specific subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,560,932

SCRAMBLING SEQUENCE DESIGN FOR EMBEDDING RECEIVER ID INTO FROZEN BITS FOR BLIND DETECTION

COHERENT LOGIX, INCORPORA...

1. A transmitter comprising:a radio; and
a processor coupled to the radio;
wherein the radio and the processor are configured to:
represent receiver-specific control information as a plurality of frozen bits and a plurality of information bits of a polar code;
modulate at least a subset of the plurality of frozen bits based on a receiver-specific identifier to produce modulated control information, wherein at least the subset of the plurality of frozen bits are selected for modulation whereby at least the subset of the plurality of frozen bits occur within the control information after an information bit with a predetermined threshold level of reliability, wherein the plurality of information bits of the control information is not modulated based on the receiver-specific identifier;
encode the modulated control information using the polar code to obtain encoded modulated control information; and
wirelessly transmit the encoded modulated control information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,930

ENHANCED PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL SUPPORTING COMMON SEARCH SPACE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for a cellular base station (BS) to provide a cell, comprising: by the BS:allocating a plurality of resource blocks (RBs) of a subframe as an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) separately specified for link-budget limited (LBL) user equipment (UE) devices of the cell;
providing control information on a common search space in the EPDCCH for one or more of the LBL UE devices of the cell during the subframe, wherein providing the control information on the common search space for the one or more of the LBL UE devices of the cell using the EPDCCH allows the one or more of the LBL UE devices to receive paging message indications via the EPDCCH when operating in idle mode, and wherein at least one aggregation level specified for the common search space of the EPDCCH for the LBL UEs is higher than a highest aggregation level in a common search space of a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH).

US Pat. No. 10,560,927

DOWNLINK QUALITY IMPROVEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus that operates a small cell, the apparatus comprising:processing circuitry configured to
cut a number of beams used for downlink transmission on resources;
concentrate a transmission power on the resources so as to improve a downlink quality of a unit frequency band used in the small cell; and
report information for computing an improved downlink quality, the information being reported to a terminal that connects to the small cell, and the information indicating a difference between an antenna gain of a reference signal and a maximum antenna gain.

US Pat. No. 10,560,924

MOBILE STATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONDITIONALLY COMPUTING A TRANSMIT POWER FOR COMPARISON WITH A MAXIMUM TRANSMIT POWER

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A mobile station apparatus comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit a physical uplink control channel; and
a transmission power controller configured to:
compute a first power headroom for a subframe by assuming a predefined physical uplink control channel format, in a first case that the transmitter is configured not to transmit the physical uplink control channel in the subframe,
compute the first power headroom for the subframe based on a physical uplink control channel format of a transmitted physical uplink control channel, in a second case that the transmitter is configured to transmit the physical uplink control channel in the subframe, and
compute a second power headroom for the subframe, the second power headroom being a difference between a maximum transmit power value and a calculated transmit power value of a physical uplink shared channel; wherein
the transmission power controller is configured to instruct the transmitter to transmit the first or second power headroom for a certain uplink component carrier in case that at least one uplink radio resource for initial transmission is assigned to the mobile station apparatus and a power headroom report has been triggered and the transmission power controller determines to transmit the first or second power headroom through the at least one uplink radio resource for initial transmission on the basis of a priority.

US Pat. No. 10,560,922

CHANNEL TRANSMISSION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND TERMINAL DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

5. A channel transmission method, comprising:receiving, by a terminal device, information associated with a first channel transmitted by a base station to the terminal device;
obtaining, by the terminal device, a transmission parameter set of the first channel from the determined first channel; and
determining, by the terminal device and according to the transmission parameter set of the first channel, a communication mode used between the base station and the terminal device, wherein the communication mode corresponds to the transmission parameter set of the first channel.

US Pat. No. 10,560,913

METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR ACQUISITION OF CONTROL NODE INFORMATION

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method for acquisition of information of a control node, comprising:receiving, by a relay node (RN) that needs to acquire information of an MME to which one UE under the relay node accesses for judging a handover type and/or MME correct addressing but the relay node is not informed of the information of the MME to which the one UE under the relay node accesses, through wireless network, a message sent by a base station and acquiring, by the relay node, information of one control node to which the one UE under the relay node accesses, wherein the information of the one control node is carried in the message and the information of the one control node is the information of the MME to which the one UE under the relay node accesses; and
determining a handover type and/or addressing the one control node to which the one UE under the relay node accesses according to the information of the one control node to which the one UE under the relay node accesses;
wherein the receiving, by the relay node through wireless network, the message sent by the base station further comprising:
receiving, by the relay node, a predefined S1 or X2 message carrying the information of the one control node to which the one UE under the relay node accesses.

US Pat. No. 10,560,880

MOBILE OPERATOR-MEDIATED TELEPHONY-OVER-DATA SYSTEM AND IMPLEMENTATION, AND MOBILE SMARTPHONE-OVER-DATA DEVICE AND COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED ENVIRONMENT THEREFOR

Investel Capital Corporat...

1. A system for a mobile network operator to provide a registered subscriber access to mobile telephony services over a mobile communication network using distinct mobile communication devices, the system comprising:one or more servers accessible via designated mobile data network access point and executing a user authentication engine;
a plurality of computer-readable authentication media each registered with the mobile network operator and compatible with authentication in the mobile communication network, wherein each of said plurality of computer-readable authentication media, when operatively coupled to a given one of the distinct mobile communication devices in operation, is automatically authenticated in the mobile communication network as being registered with the mobile network operator to authorize said one of the distinct given mobile communication device restricted mobile data access over the mobile communication network to said one or more servers via said designated mobile data network access point;
an user identification interface with any said given mobile communication device to access and communicate subscriber identification data over said restricted mobile data access for authentication by said user authentication engine as corresponding to a registered subscriber account with the mobile network operator, and thereby authorize any said one of the distinct given mobile communication device, post subscriber authentication, access to the mobile telephony services while tracking mobile usage against said registered subscriber account,
wherein said one or more servers further execute a virtualized mobile telephony application; wherein said user identification interface comprises a user interface rendered by a thin client application executable on any said one of the distinct given mobile communication device; and wherein said access to the mobile telephony services are provided via access to said virtualized mobile telephony application interactively implemented via said mobile data network access point while tracking mobile data usage against said registered subscriber account.

US Pat. No. 10,560,862

INTERFERENCE-AWARE APPLICATIONS FOR CONNECTED VEHICLES

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A method comprising:receiving, using at least one processor that is configured to execute instructions stored in a nontransitory computer-readable medium, a first reporting signal from a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication system, wherein the first reporting signal includes data indicating (i) a noise measurement of a communication channel, and (ii) a location associated with the noise measurement, the noise measurement being based on at least one of a packet error rate of the communication channel, a signal-to-noise ratio of the communication channel, and an arrival time of an incoming message on the communication channel;
determining, using the at least one processor, the location is associated with a noisy region in response to a value of the noise measurement exceeding a first threshold value;
generating, using the at least one processor, an entry based on the first reporting signal in response to the value of the noise measurement exceeding the first threshold value;
storing, using the at least one processor, the entry in a database, wherein:
the database includes a plurality of additional entries; and
each of the plurality of additional entries includes information based on a plurality of additional reporting signals; and
generating, using the at least one processor, an alert based on at least one of the entry and the plurality of additional entries, wherein the alert is configured to indicate a presence of noise at a location associated with the at least one of the entry and the plurality of additional entries.

US Pat. No. 10,560,781

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING PLATE LOUDSPEAKERS USING MODAL CROSSOVER NETWORKS

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, ...

21. A system comprising:a plate loudspeaker; and
a transmitter for transmitting a signal to the plate loudspeaker, wherein the plate loudspeaker comprises:
a modal crossover network, wherein the modal crossover network is configured to process the signal into a plurality of sub-signals, each sub-signal associated with a frequency band; and
a spatial filter, wherein the spatial filter is configured to assign each sub-signal to a plurality of drivers located on a plate and assigns a relative amplitude to each of the plurality of drivers, wherein the plate is driven to modes of motion by the plurality of drivers to generate the sound output of the plate loudspeaker, wherein each mode has a spatial shape function and a temporal function which modulates the spatial shape, and
wherein the sub-signal and the relative amplitude assigned to each of the plurality of drivers are determined based at least on a location of each of the plurality of drivers on the plate, wherein each sub-signal is routed to its assigned one or more plurality of drivers through the modal crossover network, and wherein the plate is driven with the plurality of drivers having received the routed sub-signals at the assigned relative amplitude.

US Pat. No. 10,560,712

AFFINE MOTION PREDICTION FOR VIDEO CODING

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for decoding video data, the method comprising:obtaining, by one or more processors of a video decoder and for a current block of a current picture of video data, values of motion vectors of an affine motion model of a neighboring block of video data;
decoding, by the one or more processors and from an encoded video bitstream, a first syntax element included in a sequence parameter set (SPS) referred to by the current picture, wherein a first value of the first syntax element indicates that motion compensation for pictures referring to the SPS can be performed using a four-parameter affine motion model defined by two motion vectors, and wherein a second value of the first syntax element indicates that motion compensation for pictures referring to the SPS can be performed using either a four-parameter affine motion model defined by two motion vectors or a six-parameter affine motion model defined by three motion vectors;
responsive to the first syntax element having the second value:
decoding, by the one or more processors and from the encoded video bitstream, a second syntax element, wherein a first value of the second syntax element indicates that motion compensation for the current block is to be performed using a four-parameter affine motion model defined by two motion vectors, and wherein a second value of the second syntax element indicates that motion compensation for the current block is to be performed using a six-parameter affine motion model defined by three motion vectors; and
deriving, by the one or more processors and from the values of the motion vectors of the affine motion model of the neighboring block of video data, values of predictors for motion vectors of the affine motion model of the current block of video data indicated by the second syntax element;
decoding, by the one or more processors and from the encoded video bitstream, a representation of differences between the values of the motion vectors of the affine motion model for the current block of video data and the values of the predictors;
determining, by the one or more processors, the values of the motion vectors of the affine motion model for the current block of video data from the values of the predictors and the decoded differences;
determining, based on the determined values of the motion vectors of the affine motion model for the current block of video data, a predictor block of video data; and
reconstructing the current block of video data based on the predictor block of video data.

US Pat. No. 10,560,707

CHROMA SUBSAMPLING AND GAMUT RESHAPING

Dolby Laboratories Corpor...

1. A method, comprising:receiving an input video signal comprising input video content in an input color space;
converting the input video content in the input color space to XYZ video content in an XYZ color space;
encoding luma values in the XYZ video content into perceptually quantized (PQ) luma values in a PQ color space;
downsampling chroma values in the XYZ video content into downsampled XYZ video content in the XYZ color space;
generating, based at least in part on a combination of the PQ luma values and the downsampled XYZ video content, Y?DzDx video content in an Y?DzDx color space;
wherein the method is performed by one or more computing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,560,698

GRAPHICS SERVER AND METHOD FOR STREAMING RENDERED CONTENT VIA A REMOTE GRAPHICS PROCESSING SERVICE

Nvidia Corporation, Sant...

1. A graphics server, comprising:a graphics renderer configured to identify when rendered content has not changed;
a frame capturer;
an encoder; and
a processor, wherein when said graphics renderer identifies said rendered content has not changed said processor is configured to:
cause said frame capturer to not capture said frames of said rendered content;
cause said encoder to not encode said frames of said rendered content; and
cause a pre-encoded skip-frame message to be transmitted without requiring any pixel processing.

US Pat. No. 10,560,696

METHOD FOR INITIAL QUANTIZATION PARAMETER OPTIMIZATION IN VIDEO CODING

TFI DIGITAL MEDIA LIMITED...

1. A method for predicting an initial quantization parameter (QP) for rate control in video coding, comprising:receiving an input video;
extracting one or more feature vectors from the input video;
feeding the extracted feature vector into a machine learning model; and
predicting one or more initial QPs using the machine learning model,
wherein the feature vector extraction comprises:
determining an initial target bit per pixel, Tbppo, for an initial frame in the input video;
determining target bits per pixel for remaining frames, Tbpp, in the input video; and
a extracting a feature vector from the determined target bits per pixel for remaining frames, Tbpp, of the input video.

US Pat. No. 10,560,691

SYSTEM, HAVING A PROCESSING DEVICE AND A CAMERA CONNECTED THERETO. FOR THE DETECTION OF A MACHINE-READABLE SECURITY FEATURE OF A VALUE DOCUMENT AND METHOD FOR EXCHANGING A CAMERA OF SUCH A SYSTEM

CI Tech Sensors, AG, Bur...

1. A system, comprising:a processing device; and
an exchangeable camera connected thereto for detecting a machine-readable security feature of a valuable document;
wherein the system is calibrated by means of processing device correction data, which relate to characteristics of the processing device, and camera calibration data, which relate to characteristics of the processing device and of the camera connected thereto, wherein the camera comprises a memory configured to store the processing device correction data and the camera calibration data relating to the system in which the calibration is carried out;
wherein the processing device comprises a memory configured to store the processing device correction data and the camera calibration data relating to the system in which operation for detecting a machine-readable security feature of the valuable document is carried out; and
wherein the processing device is configured to calculate the camera calibration data—to be stored in the memory of the processing deviceof the system in which operation for detecting a machine-readable security feature of the valuable document is carried out, by weighting the camera calibration data stored in the memory of the camera with the processing device correction data stored in the memory of the camera and with the processing device correction data stored in the memory of the processing device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,688

DISPLAY DEVICE SYSTEM WITH NON-TELECENTRIC IMAGING TO PREVENT GHOST IMAGES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A see-through, mixed reality display system, comprising: an optical waveguide including an input-coupler and an output-coupler;a display engine including an image former, a light source, and a lens group;
the image former including a reflective surface having a surface normal thereto; and
the light source and the lens group configured to emit light towards the reflective surface of the image former such that chief rays of the light emitted by the light source and the lens group towards the reflective surface of the image former are offset by acute angles from the surface normal to the reflective surface of the image former;
wherein the display engine is configured to direct light corresponding to an image, that reflects off the reflective surface of the image former, towards the input-coupler of the optical waveguide such that at least a portion of the light corresponding to the image is coupled into the optical waveguide by the input-coupler and travels at least in part way of total internal reflection (TIR) to output-coupler where the least a portion of the light corresponding to the image is out-coupled from the optical waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,560,683

SYSTEM, METHOD AND SOFTWARE FOR PRODUCING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES THAT APPEAR TO PROJECT FORWARD OF OR VERTICALLY ABOVE A DISPLAY MEDIUM USING A VIRTUAL 3D MODEL MADE FROM THE SIMULTANEOUS LOCALIZATION AND DEPTH-MAPPING OF THE PHYSICAL FEATURES OF REAL O

Maxx Media Group, LLC, P...

1. A method of producing virtual imagery to be viewed on a display medium, wherein said virtual imagery contains aspects that appear to be three dimensional when viewed on said display medium, said method comprising:providing a camera at a physical scene, wherein said physical scene contains a subject;
taking a first image of said physical scene with said camera from a first perspective, wherein said camera provides a first set of depth mapping data corresponding to said first image;
taking a subsequent image of said physical scene with said camera from a subsequent perspective, wherein said camera provides a subsequent set of depth mapping data corresponding to said subsequent image;
using said first set of depth mapping data and said subsequent set of depth mapping data to generate a disparity mapping;
creating a virtual 3D model of said physical scene from said disparity mapping;
selecting a reference plane within said virtual 3D model, wherein said reference plane has peripheral boundaries and said subject is positioned within said peripheral boundaries;
altering said virtual 3D model by digitally tilting said reference plane about a fulcrum point on said reference plane that is vertically aligned with said subject, therein creating enhanced virtual 3D model;
imaging said enhanced virtual 3D model from stereoscopic viewpoints to obtain stereoscopic images; and
displaying said stereoscopic images on said display medium.

US Pat. No. 10,560,676

COLOR CALIBRATION OF COLOR IMAGE RENDERING DEVICES

RAH COLOR TECHNOLOGIES LL...

1. A conferencing system comprising:a computer server;
one or more first sites each having a rendering device with a color display and being associated with a programmable computer system, in which said rendering device comprises: at least one camera; one or more speakers; a network interface enabling access to said computer server; and one or more programs that operate the computer system associated with the rendering device and enable a user to assemble data communicated from said computer server upon said color display of the rendering device, said data comprising one or more of graphics, images, text, and numerical data that are a subject of an interactive conference along with annotations associated with said data by one or more users participating in said conference;
one or more second sites each having a hand-held device comprising: a programmable computer system; a plurality of sensors linked to said computer system of the hand-held device, wherein one or more of said sensors comprise a camera enabling capture of images, in which said images captured represent different fields of view; a color display operable by said computer system of the hand-held device to present menus of a user interface, to display one or more of said images captured, and to display at least part of said data accessible from said computer server in said conference with at least said one or more of said first sites, wherein when a user faces a screen of the color display of the hand-held device said different fields of view comprise at least a first one of said fields of view directed to the user and a second one of said fields of view directed away from the user; one or more microphones and one or more speakers enabling audio input and output; a transmitter and receiver for enabling cellular telephony; and one or more programs that operate the computer system of the hand-held device and enable at least communication with said computer server using one or more network protocols; and
said computer server having one or more programs for storing said data, and information of location or identity of said first and second sites, and enabling communication with the computer system at each of said one or more first sites, and the computer system at each of said one or more second sites.

US Pat. No. 10,560,668

INTEGRATING DATA FROM MULTIPLE DEVICES

Utility Associates, Inc.,...

1. A recording system for an emergency response unit, including:a first recording device configured to record a first video segment with an incident identifier and transmit a message including the incident identifier; and
a second recording device configured to receive the message and record a second video segment with the incident identifier, wherein
the first video segment and the second video segment are associated using the incident identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,560,665

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE VISION SYSTEM

VECNA ROBOTICS, INC., Wa...

1. A method comprising:providing a stand-alone laser in operable communication with a vehicle for selectively shining a single discrete mark on at least a portion of a view provided to a camera on the vehicle, wherein a shape of the single discrete mark is determined from a template stored in a memory of the vehicle;
determining whether information received by the camera is at least ambiguous regarding the view and therefore capable of more than one interpretation with regard to a direction of travel of the vehicle to yield an ambiguity;
in response to the ambiguity, activating the stand-alone laser to project the single discrete mark into the view, wherein the single discrete mark is projected in the shape determined from the template stored in the memory of the vehicle to yield a projected single discrete mark;
detecting the projected single discrete mark within a corresponding portion of the view, the detecting based on analyzing objects contained the view against expected shape information of the projected single discrete mark contained within the template;
calculating a distance to an object upon which the projected single discrete mark impinges, the calculating based on image data contained within a corresponding portion in which the projected single discrete mark was detected in the view, in order to thereby resolve the ambiguity.

US Pat. No. 10,560,639

ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An endoscope system comprising:a light source unit including at least one first light source that emits light including two color components with mutually different wavelengths;
an image sensor having at least a first element part that has a spectral sensitivity for a first color component and a second element part that has a spectral sensitivity for the second color component out of the two color components of the first light source; and
a processor that images an observation object using the light emitted from the light source unit and obtains a first signal value of the first color component obtained in the first element part of the image sensor, and a second signal value of the second color component obtained in the second element part of the image sensor,
wherein the processor calculates a first signal ratio between the first signal value and the second signal value, calculates a brightness value using at least one of the first signal value and the second signal value of the image sensor, specifies a quantity of light of the light source unit on the basis of the brightness value, and sets the first signal ratio to a predetermined set value by changing at least one signal value out of the first signal value and the second signal value obtained from the image sensor in accordance with the quantity of light.

US Pat. No. 10,560,634

IMAGE INSPECTION APPARATUS AND IMAGE INSPECTION METHOD

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. An image inspection apparatus for performing a visual inspection of an inspection target object, the image inspection apparatus comprising:an illuminating section for irradiating illumination light on the inspection target object;
an imaging section provided separately from the illuminating section and including:
a light-condensing optical system configured to condense reflected light of the illumination light irradiated on the inspection target object from the illuminating section and reflected on the inspection target object; and
a line camera in which a plurality of imaging elements are arrayed to be linearly arranged, the line camera receiving the reflected light condensed by the light-condensing optical system;
an imaging inclination sensor provided in the imaging section and capable of outputting, when a direction parallel to an optical axis of the light-condensing optical system is represented as a Z axis, a direction orthogonal to the Z axis and parallel to an arranging direction of the imaging elements is represented as an X axis, and a direction orthogonal to the X axis and the Z axis is represented as a Y axis, values indicating inclinations of the X axis, the Y axis, and the Z axis of the imaging section with respect to a horizontal direction or a gravity direction; and
a display control section for causing, on the basis of the values indicating the inclinations output from the imaging inclination sensor, a display section to display figures or values indicating degrees of at least any two inclinations among the inclinations of the X axis, the Y axis, and the Z axis of the imaging section, wherein the imaging section is disposed in a position where the imaging section receives specular reflection light of the inspection target object and configured to generate a shape image of the inspection target object making use of a deflectometry principle.

US Pat. No. 10,560,614

POLYGON MONITORING CAMERA WITH MULTI-FUNCTIONAL MOUNTING STRUCTURE

UMBO CV INC., Taipei (TW...

1. A polygon monitoring camera with multi-functional mounting structure, comprising:a housing formed in the shape of a polygonal columnar body, haying a camera module disposed inside;
a first assembling surface formed on said housing, the surface of said first assembling surface being provided with a first fixing structure configured to assemble a mounting module on said first assembling surface;
a second assembling surface formed on another surface of said housing, wherein said second assembling surface is formed on the opposite surface of said first assembling surface, the surface of said second assembling surface being different from the plane of the first assembling surface and having a second fixing structure disposed thereon, said second fixing structure being configured to assemble a fixing unit thereon; and
a screw hole being provided on each of both sides of said fixing unit for assemble another said mounting module thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,560,612

ENDOSCOPE

PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING S...

1. An endoscope comprising:an image sensor;
at least two lenses including a distal lens and a proximal lens;
a sensor cover that covers an imaging area of the image sensor;
a transmission cable that is connected to the image sensor;
an illuminator that is disposed along the lenses and the transmission cable;
a tubular sheath that has flexibility, an inner circumferential portion having a small diameter portion and a large diameter portion, the large diameter portion having a diameter larger than a diameter of the small diameter portion, the tubular sheath covering a proximal part of the distal lens, the proximal lens, the image sensor, a proximal part of the illuminator, and the transmission cable; and
a flange that covers a distal part of the distal lens and a distal part of the illuminator, that is coaxially connected to the sheath in a manner that an outer circumferential surface of the flange is flush with an outer circumferential surface of the sheath, and that constitutes a distal part,
wherein the proximal lens and the sensor cover are fixed by a bonding resin portion, and an optical axis of the lenses coincides with a center of the imaging area.

US Pat. No. 10,560,604

HALFTONE SCREENS

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A system, comprising:a color engine to separate an image into a plurality of color components; and
a halftone engine to generate a plurality of halftone images based on the plurality of color components and a plurality of halftone screens,
wherein for each halftone screen, halftone cell centers for that halftone screen occur at regular or semi-regular distances relative to a dot pitch, and
wherein the plurality of halftone screens forms a high frequency moiré pattern when the halftone screens are overlaid on each other,
wherein a regularity index of each halftone screen is less than or equal to 10, wherein the regularity index of a screen is a least common multiple of denominators of components of a basis vector of the screen, and wherein a first component of the basis vector is calculated based on a cell size multiplied by a cosine of a screen angle relative to a dot grid, and a second component of the basis vector is calculated based on the cell size multiplied by a sine of the screen angle.