US Pat. No. 10,713,890

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS FOR USE WITH GAMING SYSTEMS

AUTOMATED CASHLESS SYSTEM...

1. A method for stored value transactions in a gaming or amusement environment, the method comprising:providing, by an operator, a gaming device and a player card account comprising a stored value component, said player card account managed by a host management system, and said player card account associated with a patron, wherein the gaming device, the player card account, and the host management system communicatively coupled over a local area network;
providing, by the operator, a player card associated with the player card account;
providing, by the operator, a computing device in electronic communication with the host management system and in further electronic communication with a banking network associated with a financial account of the patron, said financial account associated with a financial account card different from the player card, the computing device including: a database that includes data for at least one transfer of funds, the data including: a patron name, an operator name, a transfer value, a date, and a time;
providing, by the operator, an electronic transaction terminal in electronic communication with the computing device; and
enabling the patron to transfer funds from the financial account to the player card account, the transfer of funds performed by:
checking the database to confirm that the financial account card is accepted;
initiating a funds transfer request in a desired amount at the electronic transaction terminal, said funds transfer request communicated to the banking network via the computing device;
receiving a funds transfer authorization from the banking network at the computing device;
communicating, by the computing device, said funds transfer authorization to the host management system; and
crediting funds to the player card account by the host management system.

US Pat. No. 10,712,564

ADVANCED OPTICAL DESIGNS FOR EYE-MOUNTED IMAGING SYSTEMS

Tectus Corporation, Sara...

1. An eye-mounted device comprising:a contact lens; and
a femtocamera mounted in the contact lens, where the femtocamera is not larger than 2 mm×2 mm×2 mm, the femtocamera comprising:
a front aperture facing away from a user's eye and towards an external environment;
a concave primary mirror facing the front aperture;
a convex secondary mirror facing the concave primary mirror;
an image sensor, the primary mirror and secondary mirror cooperating to image the external environment onto the image sensor; and
a baffle system comprising:
a three-dimensional obscuration extending from the secondary mirror towards the primary mirror, where the obscuration blocks extraneous rays from the external environment from reaching the image sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,712,434

MULTI-CHANNEL LIDAR ILLUMINATION DRIVER

VELODYNE LIDAR, INC., Sa...

1. A LIDAR measurement device, comprising:a first electrical power source having a first node and a second node, wherein the first electrical power source provides a first voltage across the first and second nodes;
a first illumination source having a first node and a second node, wherein the first node of the first electrical power source is electrically coupled to the first node of the first illumination source;
a second illumination source having a first node and a second node, wherein the first node of the first electrical power source is electrically coupled to the first node of the second illumination source; and
a multiple channel, Gallium Nitride (GaN) based illumination driver integrated circuit (IC) comprising:
a first driver module electrically coupled to the second node of the first illumination source and to the second node of the first electrical power source, the first driver module configured to selectively electrically couple the second node of the first illumination source to the second node of the first electrical power source in response to a first pulse trigger signal in a first state causing the first illumination source to emit a first measurement pulse of illumination light; and
a second driver module electrically coupled to the second node of the second illumination source and to the second node of the first electrical power source, the second driver module configured to selectively electrically couple the second node of the second illumination source to the second node of the first electrical power source in response to a second pulse trigger signal in the first state causing the second illumination source to emit a second measurement pulse of illumination light at a different time than the first measurement pulse of illumination light.

US Pat. No. 10,716,180

LAMP WITH A YELLOW AND WITH A WHITE AND/OR BLUE LIGHT SOURCE GROUP

1. A lamp for a headlamp, the lamp comprising:at least two light source groups each including at least one controllable light source;
wherein the light sources of one light source group are set up for emitting yellow light;
wherein the light sources of another light source group are set up for emitting at least one of white or blue light;
wherein at least the light sources of the at least two light source groups are arranged for producing light that is collectively emittable;
further comprising a control unit;
wherein the lamp is configured to control at least the light sources of the at least two light source groups using the control unit;
wherein the light sources of the one light source group are controllable as a first subset and the light sources of the another light source group are controllable as a second subset; and
further comprising a storage unit containing a non-volatile stored information;
wherein the control unit is configured to control at least the light sources of the at least two light source groups in accordance with the stored non-volatile information in the storage unit;
wherein the lamp further comprises a sensor interface configured to receive at least one sensor signal; and
wherein the control unit is configured to control at least the light sources of the at least two light source groups in accordance with the at least one sensor signal;
wherein the lamp is configured to control a color point shift of emitted light using the at least two light source groups during the operation at least one of according to or proportionally to a state variable;
wherein the state variable comprises a parameter indicative of at least one of a degree of visibility during fog, a driving speed, or a vehicle position.

US Pat. No. 10,716,178

HABITAT CONTROL SYSTEM

Current USA, Inc., Vista...

1. A system for controlling and recognizing habitat components comprising:a main controller comprising a processor configured to execute program instructions, memory for storing a first set of program instructions as well as information associated with a set of habitat components;
a first manifold comprising a plurality of ports, wherein a first one of the plurality of ports is in communication with a first habitat component from the set of habitat components, and a second one of the plurality of ports in communication with the main controller; and
a second manifold in communication with the main controller via the first manifold, wherein the second manifold comprises a plurality of ports, wherein one of the plurality of ports is in communication with a second habitat component from the set of habitat components;
wherein upon connecting the first habitat component to the first manifold, the processor of the main controller is configured to recognize an identity of the first habitat component according to the information associated with the set of habitat components, and execute one or more program instructions from the first set of program instructions to control operation of the first habit component; and
wherein upon connecting the second habitat component to the second manifold, the processor of the main controller is configured to recognize an identity of the second habitat component according to the information associated with the set of habitat components, and execute one or more program instructions from the first set of program instructions to control an operation of the second habitat component.

US Pat. No. 10,716,163

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a receiver, which, in operation, receives information of two or more resource pools, a first resource pool of the two or more resource pools being indicated by a dedicated Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling from an eNode B and a second resource pool of the two or more resource pools being indicated by a System Information Block (SIB) transmitted from the eNode B; and
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits a device to device (D2D) signal using one of the two or more resource pools;
wherein, the first resource pool is prioritized in an RRC_CONNECTED state and the second resource pool is prioritized in an RRC IDLE state.

US Pat. No. 10,716,155

RADIO TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio terminal, comprising:a controller configured to be capable of relaying traffic between another radio terminal and a network by a proximity service, wherein
the controller performs a control for transmitting first information and second information, in a sidelink,
the first information is used for identifying a location of a radio resource in which the second information is arranged, and
the second information is used to identify a location of a radio resource for requesting the relay by the proximity service.

US Pat. No. 10,716,136

METHODS FOR MANAGING INTERRUPTIONS WITH MULTIPLE DEACTIVATED SCELLS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for a wireless device served by a first network node on a primary cell (PCell), the wireless device being capable of using at least two secondary serving cells (SCells), the method comprising:ensuring that, when transmitting packets between a serving cell and the wireless device, a serving cell interruption probability of a missed at least one of Acknowledgement (ACK) and Negative-Acknowledgement (NACK) signaling in the uplink (UL) direction does not exceed a determined effective serving cell interruption probability (Peff) of a missed at least one of ACK and NACK signaling in the UL direction, which is based on at least one taken from the group consisting of (a) at least a first measurement cycle and (b) a second measurement cycle, one of:
while performing the measurements on at least one cell on a first secondary component carrier (SCC) with a deactivated first SCell using at least the first measurement cycle; and
while performing the measurements on at least one cell on a second SCC with a deactivated second SCell using at least the second measurement cycle; and
an allowed interruption on the PCell is:
up to one subframe if SCell and PCell are in different frequency bands; and
up to five subframes if PCell and SCell are in the same frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,716,119

SCHEDULING OF SUCCESSIVE MULTI-USER (MU) TRANSMISSIONS IN A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN)

Huawei Technologies Canad...

1. A method for scheduling wireless transmissions, performed by an access point (AP), the method comprising:determining that a previous resource allocation used for a previous transmission is to be repeated for a multi-user (MU) downlink transmission;
generating a control signal for the MU downlink transmission excluding a high efficiency (HE) signal-B (SIG-B) field, the control signal including an indication that there is no HE SIG-B field within the control signal, wherein the indication is included in a HE signal-A (SIG-A) field of the control signal; and
transmitting the control signal within which the HE SIG-B field is excluded.

US Pat. No. 10,716,118

CHANGE OF RATE MATCHING MODES IN PRESENCE OF CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

12. An apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a memory including computer program code, where the memory and computer program code are configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus at least to,
prior to confirmation that a network access node has acquired capabilities of a user equipment, operate the user equipment with the network access node in accordance with a first rate matching scheme on a channel between the network access node and the user equipment; and
only after confirmation to the user equipment that the network access node has acquired capabilities of the user equipment, operating the user equipment with the network access node in accordance with a second rate matching scheme on the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,716,081

SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING SIGNALS FROM AN EMITTER FOR THE PURPOSE OF DATING THE SIGNALS AND LOCATING THE EMITTER, AND ASSOCIATED RECEIVING STATION

Zodiac Data Systems, (FR...

1. Receiver station of a system for processing signals coming from a transmitter to be located, the receiving station being configured for acquiring signals coming from the transmitted to be located and signals coming from at least one a satellite navigation system said receiver station, comprising:a local clock generating a local time base;
a first receiver configured to acquire signals coming from a transmitter to be located;
a second receiver configured to acquire signals coming from a satellite navigation system;
wherein the first receiver and the second receiver are synchronised by the local clock, the acquired signals being dated by said time base.

US Pat. No. 10,715,307

EMBEDDED TIME OF DAY RECEIVER FOR CLOCK TRANSMISSION

Microsemi Semiconductor U...

1. In a receiver receiving a single input signal that includes a first signal at a first frequency modulated by data representing an encoded phase difference between a first phase of the first signal at the first frequency and a second phase of a second signal at a second frequency, a method for extracting the first signal and the second signal from the single input signal, the method comprising:receiving the single input signal;
generating a recovered first input signal from the received single input signal by extracting and phase locking the first signal with respect to the phase of a local clock internal to the receiver;
decoding over a decode frame time the data representing an encoded phase difference at the start of the decode frame time between the first signal and the second signal for both a current decode frame time and an immediately prior decode frame time;
generating a phase difference between the first signal and the second signal as a function of decoded data representing an encoded phase difference at the start of a current decode frame time and decoded data representing an encoded phase difference at the start of an immediately prior decode frame time;
subtracting the generated phase difference from the phase of the generated recovered first signal to obtain a recovered second phase of the second signal; and
generating a recovered second signal by phase locking a signal at the second frequency at the recovered second phase.

US Pat. No. 10,714,955

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION AND CHARGING VIA WIRELESS CHARGING PADS

Emerging Automotive, LLC,...

1. A cloud system configured to execute method operations for communicating with connected vehicles of users having user accounts with the cloud system and charging units, the method comprising,receiving a signal from of an electric vehicle that is associated to a user account, the signal of the electric vehicle is received in response to the electric vehicle parking over a charging pad of a charging unit, the charging unit being one of a plurality of charging units located in various geo-locations;
sending instructions to the charging unit to enable initiation of charge transfer to a battery of the electric vehicle upon the cloud system confirming that the user account for the electric vehicle is enabled for automatic charging upon parking over said charging pad of the charging unit; and
receiving data from the charging unit indicative of a discontinuing of the charge transfer by the charging pad responsive to detecting that the electric vehicle is no longer parked over said charging pad;
wherein a server of the cloud system is configured to identify at least one discount to be presented to a device associated with the electric vehicle, the identifying being a result of filtering discounts based on user preferences associated with the user account and a proximity of a merchant location to said charging unit having the charging pad over which the electric vehicle has parked; and
sending the at least one discount to the device associated with the electric vehicle upon determining use of the charging pad by the electric vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,714,314

IMPEDANCE MATCHING NETWORK AND METHOD

RENO TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. An impedance matching network comprising:an RF input configured to operably couple to a radio frequency (RF) source, the RF source configured to provide at least two repeating, non-zero pulse levels, the at least two pulse levels comprising a first pulse level and a second pulse level;
an RF output configured to operably couple to a plasma chamber having a variable impedance;
at least one electronically variable capacitor (EVC) configured to switch between a plurality of match configurations for reducing a reflected power at an output of the RF source as the variable impedance of the plasma chamber changes; and
a control circuit configured to carry out the operations of:
determining, from among the plurality of match configurations, a new match configuration to be used when there is an expected pulse level change from a first of the pulse levels to a second of the pulse levels; and
sending a control signal to alter the at least one EVC to provide the new match configuration, wherein the control signal is sent a predetermined time period before a time for the expected pulse level change, the predetermined time period being substantially similar to a time period for the EVC to switch between two match configurations of the plurality of match configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,714,227

ROTATING RADIATION SHUTTER COLLIMATOR

GEORGETOWN RAIL EQUIPMENT...

1. A shutter for selectively controlling radiation exposure, the shutter comprising:a body; and
a rotatable member rotatably connected to the body, the rotatable member being rotatable between an open position and a closed position, the open position permitting radiation to pass through the rotatable member, the closed position substantially blocking or absorbing radiation, the rotatable member being configured to collimate the radiation into at least one beam of radiation in the open position, wherein the rotatable member further comprises:
a radiation inlet;
a radiation outlet; and
a passageway extending from the radiation inlet to the radiation outlet, wherein the radiation inlet is positioned to receive radiation when the rotatable member is in the open position, wherein the passageway is shaped to form the radiation into a pencil beam.

US Pat. No. 10,711,749

FUEL INJECTION VALVE

Vitesco Technologies GmbH...

1. A fuel injection valve comprising:a valve assembly including a displaceably mounted valve needle comprising a stop element, and a valve seat which interact mechanically with valve needle, in order to prevent fuel flow through an injection opening of the fuel injection valve in a closed position of the valve needle and to release it in other positions of the valve needle;
a prestressed closing spring which exerts a spring force on the valve needle, the spring force loads the valve needle in a direction of the closed position;
an electromagnetic actuator assembly including:
a pole piece;
a magnet armature mounted to be displaceable with respect to the valve needle and spaced apart from the stop element of the valve needle in a rest state of the fuel injection valve;
a coil configured to generate a magnetic force on the magnet armature when it is energized in order to release the fuel flow through the injection opening, to move the magnet armature toward the pole piece; and
a stopper which limits the movement of the magnet armature and/or the valve needle,
wherein the magnet armature, on its way toward the pole piece, at first covers an idle stroke toward the stop element and subsequently enters into a positively locking connection with the latter, with the result that it drives the valve needle in the direction of the pole piece,
wherein during a valve opening operation in which the coil is energized, a magnitude of a summed force of the spring force and the magnetic force decreases with an increasing spacing of the valve needle from the closed position to an open position in which the magnet armature or the valve needle bears against the stopper in the case of a constant or increasing magnetic force or, in the case of an increasing magnetic force, at least remains constant with an increasing spacing of the valve needle from the closed position,
wherein the fuel injection valve further comprises an armature restoring spring which biases the magnet armature in a direction away from the stop element,
wherein the pole piece includes a cutout formed in an outer radial portion thereof, the armature includes a cutout formed in an outer radial portion thereof, and the armature restoring spring is disposed in the cutout of the pole piece and the cutout of the armature.

US Pat. No. 10,711,699

AUXILIARY TORCH IGNITION

Woodward, Inc., Fort Col...

1. A gas turbine combustor assembly, comprising:a primary combustion chamber in fluid communication with a primary fuel injector and a primary air inlet; and
a torch igniter coupled to the primary combustion chamber, the torch igniter comprising:
an auxiliary fuel injector;
an ignition source; and
an igniter body carrying the auxiliary fuel injector and the ignition source, the igniter body comprising:
an auxiliary combustion chamber having a side wall extending axially from a first end wall to a second end wall defining a fluid outlet leading to an outlet tube in fluid communication with the primary combustion chamber wherein a premixing cup resides in the auxiliary combustion chamber,
an outer shell comprising a fluid inlet coaxially aligned with the outlet tube, and
a fluid annulus defined by an inner surface of the shell and an outer surface of the auxiliary combustion chamber, the annulus directing an upstream fluid flow from the fluid inlet towards the first end wall,
wherein at least a portion of the outlet tube comprises a distributed pattern of dilution apertures configured to route a first portion of the upstream fluid flow from the fluid annulus into a downstream flow of heated gas exiting the auxiliary combustion chamber through the outlet tube, and
wherein at least a portion of the side wall comprises a distributed pattern of cooling apertures, with each of the cooling apertures extending obliquely through the side wall of the auxiliary combustion chamber, so as to cause a second portion of the upstream fluid flow entering an interior cavity of the auxiliary combustion chamber from the fluid annulus through the coding apertures to form a fluid film along an inner surface of the side wall.

US Pat. No. 10,710,405

TELESCOPING AXLE INSERT WITH CONTOURED INNER END FOR AN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT APPLICATOR

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A telescoping axle arrangement for an agricultural applicator having a frame supported above a ground surface by a ground engaging wheel operatively connected to the frame by the telescoping axle arrangement, the telescoping axle arrangement having:first and second slidingly engaging axle elements adapted for operative connection between the frame and the wheel, for sliding extension and retraction along a longitudinal axis of the axle;
the first axle element having a tubular portion and the second axle element being configured for sliding engagement within the tubular portion of the first axle element with the second axle element having an inner end thereof adapted for insertion into the first axle element;
the tubular portion of the first axle element defining a generally tubular cross section perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the axle, and also having an obstruction extending into the interior of the tubular cross section and limiting insertion of the inner end of the second axle element into the first axle element along the longitudinal axis of the axle;
the obstruction and inner end of the second axle element being contoured such that the inner end of the second axle element extends at least partly past the obstruction in the first axle element when the second axle element is inserted at a maximum allowed depth into the first axle element.

US Pat. No. 10,716,195

LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING AN LED ARRAY

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting system for controlling a lighting device, the lighting system comprising:the lighting device comprising a plurality of individually addressable light sources each having an individual address,
a processor configured to divide the plurality of individually addressable light sources into a plurality of segments of light sources by assigning segment addresses to the segments of light sources, wherein each segment comprises a unique set of one or more light sources,
wherein the lighting device further comprises a receiver configured to receive a plurality of lighting control signals via a network wherein each lighting control signal is addressed to one of the segment addresses, and
wherein the lighting device further comprises a controller configured to control at least one of the individually addressable light sources of each segment according to the lighting control signal addressed to the respective segment, and
wherein the processor is configured to receive an instruction signal from a lighting control device, which instruction signal comprises instructions for dividing the plurality of individually addressable light sources into the plurality of segments of light sources, and to divide the plurality of individually addressable light sources into the plurality of segments of light sources based on the instruction signal.

US Pat. No. 10,716,171

POWER EFFICIENT HEATER CONTROL OF AIR DATA SENSOR

ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE INC.,...

1. A heater control system for an aircraft, the heater control system comprising:an air data sensor including a probe and transducer coupled to the probe;
a heating element disposed within the probe and configured to emit heat that heats the probe;
a thermal sensor system in operable communication with the air data sensor and configured to determine a temperature of the heating element based on a thermal radiation of heat released from a surface of the probe; and
a controller in operable communication with the thermal sensor system and the heating element, the controller configured to control power supplied to the heating element to vary the emitted heat based on the thermal radiation,
wherein the thermal sensor system comprises:
an optical unit configured to direct and focus infrared radiation flux of the heat released from the surface of the probe; and
a thermal detector configured to receive the infrared radiation flux from an optical unit, and to output a temperature signal indicative of the temperature of the heating element based on the infrared radiation flux.

US Pat. No. 10,716,134

COEXISTENCE BETWEEN USER EQUIPMENT WITH SHARED RESOURCE POOL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a first grant associated with a first set of resources available to the UE for transmission on a first sidelink channel;
determining whether to request, from the base station, a second grant associated with a second set of resources available to the UE for transmission on the first sidelink channel based on a number of transmission opportunities on the first sidelink channel;
sending, to the base station, a request for the second grant when determining to request the second grant; and
sending information on the first sidelink channel based on the first grant when determining not to request the second grant.

US Pat. No. 10,716,103

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A mobile communication device which communicates with a communication apparatus, the mobile communication device comprising:a memory storing instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to:
receive a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) of a first type;
receive a first demodulation reference signal (DMRS) and a second DMRS;
receive a first PDCCH of a second type and a second PDCCH of the second type, the second type being different from the first type; and
demodulate the first PDCCH of a second type based on the first DMRS and the second PDCCH of the second type based on the second DMRS,
wherein the first DMRS is associated with the first PDCCH of a second type,
wherein the second DMRS is associated with the second PDCCH of the second type,
wherein the first DMRS is received from a first two antenna ports, and
wherein the second DMRS is received from a second two antenna ports.

US Pat. No. 10,715,654

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR SECURE AUTHENTICATION TO A COMPUTE DEVICE

Invincea, Inc., Reston, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a memory of a mobile compute device; and
a hardware processor of the mobile compute device, the hardware processor configured to implement an operating system and a native authentication application,
the operating system configured to receive an authentication identifier, the operating system configured to authorize use of the mobile compute device based on the authentication identifier meeting a first criterion,
the native authentication application configured to, in response to the operating system authorizing use of the mobile compute device, disable at least one function of the mobile compute device and transmit a request for a biometric authentication identifier,
the native authentication application configured to receive the biometric authentication identifier via a biometric interface associated with the mobile compute device, the biometric authentication identifier including an indication of biometric information, the native authentication application configured to enable the at least one function in response to the biometric authentication identifier meeting a second criterion,
a timeout time period associated with the operating system periodically requesting the authentication identifier is different from a timeout time period associated with the native authentication application periodically requesting the biometric authentication identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,715,244

SIGNAL BOOSTER WITH BALANCED GAIN CONTROL

WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC, ...

1. A repeater, comprising:a first-direction signal path;
a second-direction signal path; and
a controller operable to:
set a first automatic gain control (AGC) level for the first-direction signal path based on a second-direction received signal level;
set a second AGC level for the second-direction signal path based on the second-direction received signal level where the second AGC level has a differential with respect to the first AGC level;
identify a signal type for communication on one of the first-direction signal path or the second-direction signal path; and
adjust the differential between the first AGC level and second AGC level based on the identified signal type.

US Pat. No. 10,713,981

INFLATABLE DISPLAY ASSEMBLY FOR DETACHABLE EXTERNAL AIR BLOWER

Aqua-Leisure Industries, ...

1. A device for connecting an external air blower to an inflatable body comprising:a base member having a substantially planar side with a bottom edge and adapted for secure attachment to and outside of an inflatable body at an opening in the inflatable body, the base member having a channel therethrough in fluid communication with and affixable at its perimeter to the inflatable body at said opening to allow inflation of the inflatable body though said channel; and
a stabilizing member having a bottom edge and attached to and extending substantially perpendicular to said planar side of said base member, the bottom edge of the planar side member and the bottom edge of the stabilizing member lying substantially in a plane and adapted to rest on the ground when the base member is attached to the inflatable body.

US Pat. No. 10,713,958

AUTOMATED LANDING SOLUTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

BENCHMARK ELECTRONICS, IN...

1. A UAV landing system, comprising:a landing pad defining a landing area for a UAV, the landing area comprising a target point for UAV landing or payload delivery;
a plurality of positioning radios positioned in a spaced apart relation and substantially equidistant from the target point, each positioning radio of the plurality of positioning radios including a radio transmitter wherein each radio transmitter is configured to transmit a ranging signal to an approaching UAV; and
a position determination and aircraft navigation system at the incoming UAV, the position determination and aircraft navigation system comprising:
a radio receiver to receive the ranging signals;
the positioning circuit, communicatively coupled to the radio receiver, that determines a range to each positioning radio using the received ranging signals, and computes a position of the UAV relative to the target point on the landing pad; and
a flight control system that determines a course for the UAV to a point centered above the target point of the landing pad at a predetermined altitude, flies the UAV to the point centered above the target point of the landing pad while maintaining the predetermined altitude, causes the UAV to descend vertically toward the target point when the UAV reaches the point centered above the target point of the landing pad at the predetermined altitude, and remains centered above the target point during vertical descent.

US Pat. No. 10,713,609

MODEL DRIVEN REPORTING

Numerify, Inc., San Jose...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing one or more sequences of instructions for generating a plurality of model driven Business Intelligence (BI) reports that are compatible with each of a plurality of target business intelligence tools and providing the plurality of model driven BI reports to the plurality of target business intelligence tools to perform analytics from within the plurality of target business intelligence tools, which when executed by one or more processors, causes:populating reporting metadata tables in a database with a business intelligence tool agnostic report in a declarative format, wherein the business intelligence tool agnostic report is generated by creating a business intelligence tool agnostic graphical template and one or more business intelligence tool agnostic query templates that are built on metadata objects, wherein the business intelligence tool agnostic graphical template defines visual presentation aspects of the business intelligence tool agnostic report and the one or more business intelligence tool agnostic query templates define computation aspects of the business intelligence tool agnostic report, and wherein a format of the business intelligence tool agnostic graphical template and the one or more business intelligence tool agnostic query templates is agnostic of any business intelligence tool and the visual presentation aspects of the business intelligence tool agnostic report are separated from the computation aspects of the business intelligence tool agnostic report by separation of the business intelligence tool agnostic graphical template and the one or more business intelligence tool agnostic query templates;
retrieving a mapping between the one or more business intelligence tool agnostic query templates and a query mechanism defined by a target business intelligence tool and a compatibility between source presentation elements comprising the business intelligence tool-agnostic graphical template and target presentation elements defined by said target business intelligence tool from a metadata repository;
transforming, via an automated code-generation process, the business intelligence tool agnostic report into a business intelligence report that is compatible with said target business intelligence tool by substituting the target presentation elements for the source presentation elements in the business intelligence tool-agnostic graphical template, compensating for constructs not supported by the target business intelligence tool and handling any advanced report generation level constructs of said target business intelligence tool that are not specified in the declarative format during the process of code generation, wherein the automated code-generation process uses the business intelligence tool agnostic report described in the declarative format to generate the business intelligence report in a format executable by said target business intelligence tool for analytics;
executing elements in one or more query templates against all data sources specified in said one or more query templates when executing the business intelligence report in said target business intelligence tool; and
populating the business intelligence report with data from all the data sources specified in said one or more query templates according to the target presentation elements of a graphical template, for performing analytics from within the target business intelligence tool, wherein said data from all the data sources specified in said one or more query templates are obtained through a network.

US Pat. No. 10,712,444

ULTRASONIC INPUT DEVICE

Chirp Microsystems, Inc.,...

1. An ultrasonic input system comprising at least three ultrasonic transceiver units separated from each other by a predetermined spacing and a processor coupled to the at least three ultrasonic transceiver units, wherein at least one of the three ultrasonic transceiver units is configured to operate as a transmitter during a transmit/receive cycle and at least two of the ultrasonic transceiver units are configured as first and second receivers during the transmit/receive cycle, wherein the transmitter is configured to send an ultrasonic pulse during a transmit portion of the transmit/receive cycle and wherein the first and second receivers are configured to receive echoes of the ultrasonic pulse from an object during the transmit/receive cycle and produce corresponding first and second receive signals, wherein the processor and/or the first and second receivers are configured to determine first and second moving averages for the corresponding first and second receive signals, continuously update the first and second moving averages, subtract resulting updated first and second moving averages from the first and second receive signals, respectively, to produce first and second filtered receive signals, and determine first and second time-of-flight (ToF) measurements from the first and second filtered receive signals corresponding to times between transmitting the ultrasonic pulse by the transmitter and receiving an echo of the ultrasonic pulse by the first and second receivers, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,712,270

DIGITAL HOLOGRAPHIC MICROSCOPE

National University Corpo...

1. A digital holographic microscope comprising a first holographic optical system configured for acquiring a phase three-dimensional image by an interference light superimposing an object light transmitting a sample for observation and a reference light not transmitting a sample, and a second holographic optical system configured for acquiring a fluorescence three-dimensional image by a fluorescence signal light of said sample for observation by using a fluorescence excitation light, and wherein said digital holographic microscope is configured for simultaneously conducting a phase measurement by a first holographic optical system and a fluorescence measurement by a second holographic optical system, wherein said digital holographic microscope is further characterized as follows:second holographic optical system has a double-focus lens with a superimposed diffraction grating;
said double-focus lens and said diffraction grating both have polarization dependence;
in operation of said digital holographic microscope, said fluorescence signal light is separated from a noise light by said polarization dependence;
said double-focus lens with superimposed diffraction grating configured to focus said fluorescence signal at a position displaced from an optical axis and auto-interfere for acquiring a fluorescence three-dimensional image.

US Pat. No. 10,710,958

CARBAMOYL PHENYLALANINOL COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Irel...

1. A method of treating excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue, in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a compound of Formula I:whereinR is optionally substituted lower alkyl of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, halogen, optionally substituted alkoxy containing 1 to 3 carbon atoms, nitro, hydroxy, cyano, trifluoromethyl, or optionally substituted thioalkoxy containing 1 to 3 carbon atoms;x is an integer of 0 to 3, with the proviso that R may be the same or different when x is 2 or 3;R1, R2, and R3 are independently hydrogen, optionally substituted lower alkyl of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted arylalkyl, or optionally substituted cycloalkyl of 3 to 7 carbon atoms; orR2 and R3 can he joined to form a 5 to 7-membered heterocycle optionally substituted with a member selected from the group consisting of alkyl and aryl groups, wherein the heterocycle can comprise 1 to 2 nitrogen atoms and 0 to 1 oxygen atom, wherein the nitrogen atoms are not directly connected with each other or with the oxygen atom;or a pharmaceuticallly acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,710,723

TRANSFERRING INFORMATION BETWEEN A VEHICLE BASED USER DEVICE AND A SERVER TO VALIDATE USER INFORMATION BEFORE GRANTING INTERNET ACCESS

Thales Avionics, Inc., I...

1. An entertainment system for an aircraft comprising: a server on the aircraft, wherein the server has an internet protocol address; a communication network that communicatively interconnects the aircraft based server with at least one user device having an onboard internet protocol address mapped to the internet protocol address of the aircraft based server; at least one processor associated with the aircraft based server that is configured to: communicate a request for internet service originating from at least one user device through the communication network to the aircraft based server, wherein the request includes travel information for a user of the least one user device and the onboard internet protocol address of the at least one user device mapped to the internet protocol address of the aircraft based server; communicate the request received from the at least one user device to a ground based server; receive an internet connection authorization decision from the ground based server, wherein the internet connection authorization decision includes the onboard internet protocol address of the at least one user device mapped to the internet protocol address of the aircraft based server; connect the at least one user device having the onboard internet protocol address mapped to the internet protocol address of the aircraft based server to the internet when the internet authorization decision authorizes the connection; and communicate an internet session message for the at least one user device having the onboard internet protocol address mapped to the internet protocol address of the aircraft based server to the ground based server from the aircraft based server.

US Pat. No. 10,710,393

MANUFACTURING OF A SECURITY DOCUMENT

AGFA NV, Mortsel (BE)

1. A variable repeat pattern generated from a raster image by a raster image processor, the variable repeat pattern comprising:a plurality of image objects each including a plurality of segments; wherein
at least one of the plurality of segments is translated according to a gray value or an averaged gray value determined from pixels at a position area in the variable repeat pattern relative to the raster image;
the plurality of image objects are arranged in a lattice pattern;
the lattice pattern is selected from the group consisting of a rectangular lattice, a parallelogrammic lattice, an equilateral triangular lattice, a rhombic lattice, a square lattice, and a hexagonal lattice;
the variable repeat pattern is rendered from a document including the raster image by the raster image processor in a prepress workflow system; and
the pattern is for printing on an offset press, a toner-based printer, or an inkjet printer.

US Pat. No. 10,710,389

CAN IMPRINTING DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Crown Packaging Technolog...

1. A can imprinting device configured to dispose ink on a plurality of can bodies, the can imprinting device comprising:a blanket wheel comprising:
a plurality of blanket segments; and
a plurality of blankets, each blanket affixed to one of the plurality of blanket segments and each blanket having a printing surface configured to contact one can body of the plurality of can bodies, at least two of the printing surfaces including:
a first part having a first outer surface, the first outer surface defining a first raised portion and a first recessed portion, the first raised portion configured to form a positive image on a can body of the plurality of can bodies, the first raised portion of one of the at least two blankets being different in form from the first raised portion of another of the at least two blankets; and
a second part having a second outer surface, the second outer surface defining a second raised portion and a second recessed portion, the second recessed portion configured to form a negative image on the can body, the negative image being inverse to the positive image,
wherein each of the plurality of blankets is configured such that a total length of the first outer surface and the second outer surface of each blanket is greater than a circumferential length of the can body such that the second recessed portion defined by the second outer surface overlaps the first raised portion defined by the first outer surface;
a first ink station, the first ink station comprising a first printing plate configured to contact the first part of each blanket; and
a second ink station, the second ink station comprising a second printing plate configured to contact the second part of each blanket.

US Pat. No. 10,710,336

COMPOSITE AND MULTILAYERED SILVER FILMS FOR JOINING ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL COMPONENTS

Alpha Assembly Solutions ...

1. A silver film, wherein the silver film is a multilayer structure comprising a reinforcing silver foil layer between two layers of sinterable particles wherein each layer of sinterable particles comprises a mixture of sinterable silver particles and graphite particles, wherein the multilayer structure does not exhibit degradation after 500 thermal shock cycles between ?40° C. and 125° C., wherein the silver film is configured for die attachment by application of heat and pressure to sinter the silver film.

US Pat. No. 10,710,198

LASER PROCESSING DEVICE AND LASER PROCESSING METHOD

AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.,...

1. A method involving for processing a workpiece to which a protective film is attached, comprising:obtaining processing information including a processing program for processing the workpiece,
determining that the processing information includes information about contacting a common part of the workpiece to a different component or a different part of the workpiece;
adding to the processing program instructions for performing a laser processing process instructing laser cutting of the protective film with a laser on the common part of the workpiece before contacting the common part of the workpiece to the different component or the different part of the workpiece when it is determined that the processing information includes the information about contacting the common part of the workpiece to the different component or the different part of the workpiece;
cutting of the protective film with the laser on the common part of the workpiece after the adding to the processing program of instructions for performing the laser processing process; and
contacting the common part of the workpiece to the different component or the different part of the workpiece after the cutting of the protective film.
US Pat. No. 10,709,694

METHODS OF TREATING HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY

Salix Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A method of reducing a subject's risk of experiencing a breakthrough overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) episode, comprising administering to the subject between about 1000 mg to about 1200 mg of rifaximin daily for a period of about 6 months or longer.

US Pat. No. 10,716,016

NETWORK CONFIGURATION OF WIFI NETWORKS VIA A CLOUD-BASED WIFI NETWORK MANAGER

Plume Design, Inc., Palo...

1. A configuration method of a Wi-Fi network via a Wi-Fi network manager communicatively coupled to the Wi-Fi network via the Internet, the configuration method comprising:receiving measurement data from one or more Access Points (APs) in the Wi-Fi network;
performing an optimization of the Wi-Fi network to simultaneously determine parameters for the one or more APs based in part on the measurement data;
transmitting the parameters based on the optimization to the one or more APs for configuration thereof, wherein the Wi-Fi network comprises a first Wi-Fi network, and wherein the Wi-Fi network manager is communicatively coupled to a plurality of additional Wi-Fi networks over the Internet for configuration thereof;
detecting a network topology change in the first Wi-Fi network comprising any of a change in connections between APs in the first Wi-Fi network including a change caused by a failure of an AP on the first Wi-Fi network, and a change in a client connection to an AP of the first Wi-Fi network; and
performing an updated optimization and transmitting the parameters based thereon due to the network topology change.

US Pat. No. 10,715,834

FILM GRAIN SIMULATION BASED ON PRE-COMPUTED TRANSFORM COEFFICIENTS

INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS,...

1. A method for simulating film grain in a decoded video stream, comprising:receiving an encoded video stream;
receiving film grain information indicative of a desired film grain pattern;
decoding the encoded video stream;
accessing a set of transformed coefficients from a memory;
generating the film grain by frequency filtering the set of transformed coefficients responsive to a frequency range that characterizes the desired pattern of film grain for blending the film grain with the decoded video stream.

US Pat. No. 10,715,647

MOBILE TERMINAL

ZHEJIANG GEELY HOLDING GR...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising a terminal body and a control unit, wherein the terminal body is provided with a flash lamp, a zoom lens is provided in an advancing direction of a light of the flash lamp, the control unit is configured to control the flash lamp to switch between a flash mode and a flashlight mode according to an input command, and the zoom lens has a plurality of operating states and converges the light of the flash lamp in at least one operating state;the terminal body is further provided with a laser lamp and a camera, the laser lamp and the camera are located on the same surface of the terminal body, the control unit is further configured to control the laser lamp to emit light according to an input command, control the camera to capture an image of an object irradiated by the laser lamp, and calculate a distance between the camera and the object according to a distance between a bright spot of the laser lamp in the captured image and an image center of the captured image.

US Pat. No. 10,715,465

ASSET TRACKING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Synapse Wireless, Inc., ...

1. An asset tracking system, comprising:a network having a plurality of nodes including at least a first node and a second node;
a tag configured to communicate with the plurality of nodes as the tag is moved by an asset being tracked by the system, the tag configured to communicate with at least the first node, wherein the first node is configured to transmit through the network an upstream message that includes data based on communication between the first node and the tag, the tag further configured to transmit a low power message at a first transmit power and a high power message at a second transmit power that is higher than the first transmit power, wherein each of the plurality of nodes that receives the low power message at a receive power above a predefined threshold is configured to report reception of the low power message to a server, wherein each of the plurality of nodes that receives the high power message at a receive power above a predefined threshold is configured to report reception of the high power message to the server; and
the server configured to receive the upstream message and to determine a location of the tag based on (1) the data, (2) which of the plurality of nodes report reception of the low power message, and (3) which of the plurality of nodes report reception of the high power message, the server further configured to detect an occurrence of an event based on the location and to transmit a tag alert message to the plurality of nodes via the network, the tag alert message having a tag identifier identifying the tag and an event indicator associated with the occurrence of the event,
wherein at least one of the plurality of nodes is configured to transmit the tag identifier and the event indicator to the tag in response to the tag alert message, wherein the tag is configured to make a determination in response to the event indicator whether it has previously issued a warning for the event indicator, and wherein the tag is configured to issue a warning to a user in response to the tag identifier and the event indicator based on the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,715,431

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ROUTING DATA PACKETS IN A NETWORK TOPOLOGY

TELIA COMPANY AB, Solna ...

1. A method for routing of data packets in a network topology, the method comprising:receiving, at a source edge router, a data packet from a source host router connected to a source host, said data packet comprising a source IP address of the source host and a destination IP address of a destination host, the data packet being received on an interface of the source edge router identified by a virtual private network identity, VRF-ID;
extracting, from configuration information on said interface of the source edge router, a zone-identity, zone-ID, assigned to a destination edge router to which a destination host router is associated, the destination edge router located in a zone that is different from a zone of the source edge router, wherein the destination host router is connected to the destination host;
including or adding the zone-ID and the VRF-ID at Layer 2.5 of the data packet; and
sending the data packet towards the destination edge router having the assigned zone-ID.

US Pat. No. 10,714,187

MEMORY CONTROL DEVICE FOR ESTIMATING TIME INTERVAL AND METHOD THEREOF

RAYMX MICROELECTRONICS CO...

1. A memory control device, comprising:a memory comprising a plurality of memory blocks; and
a controller coupled to the memory and configured to select a first memory block from the memory blocks and program data into cells of the first memory block to obtain a first voltage distribution across cells of the first memory block, thereby generating a first voltage value representative of the first voltage distribution, wherein the controller is configured to obtain a second voltage distribution across the cells of the first memory block after an actual time interval to thereby generate a second voltage value representative of the second voltage distribution, and the controller is configured to estimate the actual time interval based on a difference between the first and the second voltage values to generate an estimated time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,713,885

UPRIGHT GAMING MACHINE LOWER AND CASH DOORS

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. An upright gaming machine, comprising:a game determination component that facilitates the result of a wager-based game played at the upright gaming machine;
one or more input devices coupled to the game determination component that accept input from a player regarding the play of the wager-based game;
one or more output devices coupled to the game determination component that present output to the player regarding the result of the wager-based game;
a gaming machine cabinet suitable for the upright gaming machine being located at a physical gaming establishment, the gaming machine cabinet housing one or more of the game determination component, the one or more input devices, and the one or more output devices;
a first access door located about the gaming machine cabinet that facilitates access to a first internal region of the upright gaming machine, wherein the first access door is readily removable from the gaming machine cabinet;
a tethered locking arrangement that couples the first access door to the upright gaming machine, wherein the tethered locking arrangement includes:
rotary latches installed within the upright gaming machine;
stationary pins attached to the first access door that lock within the rotary latches when the first access door is properly installed onto the upright gaming machine, and
a tether installed within the upright gaming machine and coupled to the rotary latches, wherein the rotary latches unlock simultaneously when the tether is pulled; and
a second access door located about the gaming machine cabinet that facilitates access to a second internal region of the upright gaming machine, wherein the second access door includes a virtual pivot hinge opening arrangement that moves the second access door in a swivel motion from a closed position to an open position, and wherein the swivel motion of the second access door is about a virtual axis having a center of rotation for which no physical component passes therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,713,755

IMAGE GENERATION USING SUBSCALING AND DEPTH UP-SCALING

DeepMind Technologies Lim...

1. A method of generating an output image having a plurality of pixels arranged in an H by W pixel grid, wherein each pixel includes a respective intensity value for each of one or more color channels that are ordered according to a color channel order, and wherein the method comprises:obtaining data specifying (i) a partitioning of the H by W pixel grid into K disjoint, interleaved sub-images, wherein K is an integer that is less H, and (ii) an ordering of the sub-images; and
generating intensity values sub-image by sub-image according to the ordering of the sub-images, comprising:
for each particular color channel for each particular pixel in each particular sub-image, generating, using a generative neural network, the intensity value for the particular color channel conditioned on intensity values for (i) any pixels that are in sub-images that are before the particular sub-image in the ordering of the sub-images, (ii) any pixels within the particular sub-image that are before the particular pixel in a raster-scan order over the output image, and (iii) the particular pixel for any color channels that are before the particular color channel in the color channel order, wherein for each particular color channel for each particular pixel in each particular sub-image, the intensity value for the particular color channel is not conditioned on any intensity values that are for (i) any pixels that are in sub-images that are after the particular sub-image in the ordering of the sub-images, (ii) any pixels within the particular sub-image that are after the particular pixel in the raster-scan order over the output image, and (iii) the particular pixel for any color channels that are after the particular color channel in the color channel order.

US Pat. No. 10,713,022

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STENCIL AMPLIFICATION

Reservoir Labs, Inc., Ne...

1. A method for improving processing efficiency, the method comprising performing by a processor the steps of:in a specified computation defining iterations of execution of a stencil, wherein:
the stencil comprises a set of stencil points, each stencil point corresponding to a respective element of a data structure; and
in any iteration, an execution of the stencil comprises accessing only the elements of the data structure corresponding to the set of stencil points and not accessing other elements of the data structure,
modifying the specified computation by amplifying the stencil according to a specified amplification factor (T), by recursively replacing a stencil point with a substencil comprising a set of substencil points corresponding to prior iterations from immediately prior iteration up to the (T+1)-th prior iteration, wherein:
each substencil point corresponds to a respective element of the data structure; and
at least one substencil point corresponds to an element of the data structure that is different from all elements of the data structure that correspond to the set of stencil points,
wherein execution of the modified computation comprises:
accessing from the memory, in an iteration of execution of the amplified stencil, the element of the data structure that corresponds to the at least one substencil point;
computing a function of values of respective elements of the data structure corresponding to the set of substencil points; and
reducing a number of iterations of the specified computation by the factor (T+1).

US Pat. No. 10,712,642

OPTICAL PROJECTION MODULE WITH IMPROVED HEAT DISSIPATION

TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY(SHE...

1. An optical projection module comprising:a circuit board having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
a semiconductor substrate mounted on the first surface of the circuit board, the semiconductor substrate comprising a third surface facing the first surface and a fourth surface opposite to the third surface;
a light source mounted on the fourth surface of the semiconductor substrate;
an optical member mounted on the fourth surface of the semiconductor substrate, the optical member comprising a lens holder, at least one escaping hole, and a heat dissipation block received in each of the escaping hole, the lens holder further comprising a receiving space wherein the light source is received in the receiving space.

US Pat. No. 10,712,514

OPTICAL MODULE

InnoLight Technology (Suz...

1. An optical module, comprising:a housing; and
a main circuit board, an optical transmitting assembly, an optical receiving assembly, and an electrical connector that are disposed inside the housing,
wherein
one of the optical transmitting assembly and the optical receiving assembly comprises at least two sets of optoelectronic chips, an optical assembly, and an optical fiber receptacle, the at least two sets of optoelectronic chips in the one of the optical transmitting assembly and the optical receiving assembly being arranged in a stacked manner on planes parallel to a plane on which the main circuit board is located, and the optical assembly in the one of the optical transmitting assembly and the optical receiving assembly realizing optical path connections between the at least two sets of optoelectronic chips and the optical fiber receptacle;
the other one of the optical transmitting assembly and the optical receiving assembly comprises at least two sets of optoelectronic chips, an optical assembly, and an optical fiber receptacle, the at least two sets of optoelectronic chips in the other one of the optical transmitting assembly and the optical receiving assembly being arranged side-by-side on a plane parallel to the plane on which the main circuit board is located, and the optical assembly in the other one of the optical transmitting assembly and the optical receiving assembly realizing optical path connections between the optical fiber receptacle and the at least two sets of optoelectronic chips; and
the electrical connector electrically connects the optical transmitting assembly and/or optical receiving assembly to the main circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,712,418

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIFFUSION-WEIGHTED MULTI-SPECTRAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

The Medical College of Wi...

1. A method for using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system to produce a diffusion-weighted image of a subject in which a metallic object is present, the steps of the method comprising:(a) acquiring diffusion-weighted data from the subject using the MRI system to sample k-space at a number of different k-space blades for each of a number of different spectral bins;
(b) producing combined data for each spectral bin with a computer system by combining the diffusion-weighted data acquired for each of the number of different k-space blades for each spectral bin;
(c) reconstructing with the computer system, an image for each spectral bin from the combined data produced for each associated spectral bin; and
(d) producing a diffusion-weighted composite image with the computer system by combining the images reconstructed in step (c).

US Pat. No. 10,712,282

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ANALYTE DETECTION

Labrador Diagnostics LLC,...

1. A method for detecting an analyte in a bodily fluid sample of a subject, comprising:providing a cartridge comprising a sample collection unit and an assay assembly, the sample collection unit configured to receive the bodily fluid sample, and the assay assembly comprising a reaction site containing a dry reactant to be liquefied prior to completing an assay, the dry reactant configured to react with the analyte in the bodily fluid sample;
inserting the cartridge containing the bodily fluid sample into a reader assembly, the cartridge comprising an identifier corresponding to a protocol to be used with the cartridge, the protocol including instructions to perform the assay, wherein the reader assembly is configured to receive the cartridge inside the reader assembly;
receiving at the reader assembly a selected protocol from an external device, wherein the selected protocol is selected from a plurality of protocols in response to detecting the identifier of the cartridge;
executing the selected protocol to perform the assay such that an actuating element causes movement of the bodily fluid sample to the reaction site according to the selected protocol for reaction with the reactant contained within the reaction site, wherein the assay assembly yields a detectable signal generated from the analyte in the sample that indicates a concentration of the analyte;
detecting the detectable signal using a detector based on the selected protocol; and
transmitting an indication that the detectable signal was detected from the detector to the external device.

US Pat. No. 10,711,992

ILLUMINATION FAN

COOLER MASTER TECHNOLOGY ...

11. An illumination fan, comprising:a housing defining a fan space and comprising an inner sidewall and an outer sidewall, the inner sidewall comprising a first protrusion, and the outer sidewall comprising a second protrusion;
a fan blade disposed in the fan space;
a light guiding component comprising two recesses opposite to each other, the two recesses respectively corresponding to the first protrusion and the second protrusion, and the first protrusion and the second protrusion respectively extending into the two recesses to jointly hold the light guiding component; and
a light source disposed below the light guiding component,
wherein the housing comprises an upper frame and a lower frame, the upper frame comprises the inner sidewall, and the lower frame comprises the outer sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,711,731

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A WATER COOLING SYSTEM IN A CASTED CYLINDER HEAD AND WATER COOLING SYSTEM IN A CASTED CYLINDER HEAD

FEV Europe GmbH, Aachen ...

1. A method for manufacturing a water cooling system inside a casted cylinder head, the water cooling system comprising an upper water jacket and a lower water jacket and wherein a transition channel is located between the upper water jacket and the lower water jacket, characterized in following steps:a) Arranging an upper water jacket core for the upper water jacket and a lower water jacket core for the lower water jacket, wherein the upper water jacket core and the lower water jacket core are placed in contact with each other and are adjoining to each other at least in or at the region of the transition channel to be manufactured so that a recess is defined by at least one of the water jacket cores at the region of the transition channel to be manufactured,
b) Casting of the cylinder head, wherein due to the recess a protrusion is formed and due to the arrangement of the water jacket cores a core flash is formed on the protrusion and wherein the transition channel to be manufactured is at least partly blocked by the protrusion and the core flash,
c) Removing of the upper water jacket core and the lower water jacket core, and
d) Adjusting the width of the transition channel to be manufactured by removing the core flash and at least a part of the protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,711,717

METHOD FOR THE COMBINED IDENTIFICATION OF PHASE DIFFERENCES OF THE INLET VALVE STROKE AND OF THE OUTLET VALVE STROKE

VITESCO TECHNOLOGIES GMBH...

1. A method for analyzing a cylinder of a series-production internal combustion engine during operation, the method comprising:measuring dynamic pressure oscillations, associated with the cylinder, of intake air in an air intake tract of the series-production internal combustion engine during operation;
generating a pressure oscillation signal based on the measured dynamic pressure oscillations;
determining a crankshaft phase angle signal corresponding in time to the measured dynamic pressure oscillations;
determining a phase position and an amplitude corresponding to a selected signal frequency of the measured dynamic pressure oscillations based on the crankshaft phase angle signal and the pressure oscillation signal, using a discrete Fourier transformation;
determining, using stored reference line data or stored algebraic functions, a constant-phase-position line having a constant phase position corresponding to the determined phase position and a constant-amplitude line having a constant amplitude corresponding to the determined amplitude;
projecting the constant-phase-position line and constant-amplitude line onto a common plane and determining an intersection point of the projected constant-phase-position line and the projected constant-amplitude line;
determining an inlet valve stroke phase difference and an outlet valve stroke phase difference of the cylinder based on the determined intersection point; and
adjusting at least one control parameter of the series-production internal combustion engine based on the determined inlet valve stroke phase difference and outlet valve stroke phase difference.

US Pat. No. 10,710,690

POWER SYSTEM FOR A MARINE VEHICLE, COMPRISING A PROPULSION UNIT, A RUDDER BEARING AND FITTINGS

GE Energy Power Conversio...

1. A system for mounting on a marine vehicle, comprisinga propulsion unit,
fittings for fastening the system to a hull element of the vehicle, and
a rudder bearing mechanically connecting the propulsion unit with the fittings, wherein the fittings are designed such that, when the system is mounted on the hull element, a plane of the rudder bearing is inclined at an angle ? with respect to a plane defined by a longitudinal axis and a transverse axis of the marine vehicle, and
wherein the fittings include a spacer in the form of a cylinder trunk comprising a first plane end perpendicular to its axial direction and a second end oblique relative to its axial direction, the spacer being fixed by its second end to the rudder bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,710,645

VIBRATION DAMPENING SYSTEM FOR A WORK VEHICLE WITH CHASSIS DAMPERS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A vibration dampening system for a work vehicle, the system comprising:a chassis frame extending lengthwise between a front end and a rear end and defining opposed first and second sides, the chassis frame including a first sidewall extending lengthwise along the first side between the front and rear ends of the chassis frame, the chassis frame further including a second sidewall extending lengthwise along the second side between the front and rear ends of the chassis frame;
a cab frame supported relative to the chassis frame via a suspension assembly; and
a vibration damper coupled between the opposed first and second sides of the chassis frame, the vibration damper extending lengthwise between a first end coupled to the first sidewall and a second end coupled to the second sidewall, the vibration damper configured to reduce an amount of vibrations being transmitted through the chassis frame to the cab frame via the suspension assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,710,399

VEHICLE WHEEL HAVING A CONNECTION BETWEEN A WHEEL RIM AND A WHEEL DISC AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPO...

1. A method for the production of a vehicle wheel, the wheel including a wheel rim and a wheel disc configured to be connected to an inner side of the wheel rim, comprising:guiding a connecting element through a through-hole formed in a tire seat area of the wheel rim into a corresponding opening formed in the wheel disc,
connecting the wheel disc to the wheel rim with the connecting element, and
finishing, after said connecting, a portion of the connecting element that projects beyond a contour of the tire seat on an outer side of the rim such that a contour of the connecting element is adapted to match the contour of the tire seat on the outer side of the rim.

US Pat. No. 10,710,394

SECURE ITEM COMPRISING A REVEALING SCREEN AND A COMBINED IMAGE

OBERTHUR FIDUCIAIRE SAS, ...

1. A secure item comprising a revealing raster and a combined image,the combined image being composed of a plurality of interlaced images,
each interlaced image and the revealing raster being composed of a plurality of elements,
the revealing raster making it possible, when it is superposed with the combined image, to observe different revealed images by displacing the revealing raster with respect to the combined image and/or by changing an angle of observation a, the revealed images each comprising a certain proportion of each interlaced image, and
the elements being composed of one or more micropatterns,
the micropatterns belonging to different interlaced images being different through their colors, hues, opacities, saturations or luminescences or brightnesses.

US Pat. No. 10,710,390

MAGNETICALLY BOUND MEDIUM WITH REATTACHABLE PAGES

1. A magnetic notebook, comprising:a cover including a cylindrical channel along a spine of the cover;
a magnetic tube assembly housed within the cylindrical channel, including:
a tubular enclosure;
a diametrically magnetized cylinder housed within the tubular enclosure, the diametrically magnetized cylinder including a plurality of spacers in-between a plurality of diametrically magnetized cylindrical magnets;
a tubular spine clamp, with an elongated opening along a length of the tubular spine clamp, configured to snuggly receive the tubular enclosure within the elongated opening and engage with the cylindrical channel of the cover; and
a hinge mount including a cavity for receiving the tubular enclosure; and
a plurality of reattachable sheets of paper, each of the plurality of reattachable sheets of paper including a metallic strip configured to magnetically register with a surface of the magnetic tube assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,710,386

REMOVABLE PRINTHEAD

1. A printhead mounting assembly, comprising:a printhead having a longitudinal axis, a top face and a bottom face;
one or more support posts mechanically coupled to the top face of the printhead at a predetermined distance along the longitudinal axis;
a support bracket having a longitudinal axis, a top face and a bottom face;
wherein the bracket includes one or more openings located at a distance matching the predetermined distance between the support posts, and is configured to support the printhead in a mounted position when the support posts are inserted through the openings from the bottom face of the bracket; and
one or more retention clips configured to engage with the one or more support posts to affix the printhead to the support bracket coupled to a printer when the printhead is in the mounted position, and to disengage to release the printhead from the support bracket;
wherein at least one of the one or more retention clips include a locking assembly configured to secure the at least one of the one or more retention clips being engaged with the one or more support posts, further the securing of the at least one of the one or more retention clips is performed by placing a top part of the at least one of the retention clips over the support posts.

US Pat. No. 10,710,383

IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An image recording apparatus comprising:a roller pair configured to nip a sheet therebetween and transport the sheet in a transport direction;
a support member provided downstream of a nip point of the roller pair in the transport direction and having ribs configured to support a lower surface of the sheet, the ribs being arranged in a width direction orthogonal to the transport direction and spaced apart from each other in the width direction, each of the ribs protruding upwardly and extending in the transport direction; and
abutment portions provided downstream of the nip point in the transport direction and positioned between the ribs in the width direction, the abutment portions being elastically urged to press an upper surface of the sheet,
wherein the support member has a center point in the width direction,
wherein the abutment portions include a first abutment portion and a second abutment portion which is positioned further from the center point of the support member than the first abutment portion in the width direction, and
wherein an urging force urging the first abutment portion is greater than an urging force urging the second abutment portion.

US Pat. No. 10,710,380

CURL RESISTANT WEB HANDLING SYSTEM

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A dryer of a printing system including:a stationary roller to cure ink on a printed side of a web of a print medium;
drying rollers to automatically engage the web to convey the web during a printing operation and to automatically disengage from the web upon stopping of the printing operation;
first set dancer rollers to engage the web and expand the web upon stopping of the printing operation; and
a deflection roller to contact the web between the stationary roller and the first set dancer rollers, wherein the deflection roller is higher in elevation relative to the stationary roller to prevent the stationary roller from contacting the web after the drying rollers have disengaged the web.

US Pat. No. 10,709,899

CLAMPING CIRCADIAN LIGHTING APPARATUS

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A circadian lighting apparatus, comprising:a housing;
at least two light sources comprising a first light source and a second light source; and
a control logic,
wherein:
the first light source has a first color temperature,
the second light source has a second color temperature lower than the first color temperature,
the control logic is configured to set a maximum operating color temperature, CTmax, to be lower than the first color temperature of the first light source, wherein CTmax is achieved by mixing color temperatures of the first and the second light sources,
the control logic is also configured to set a minimum operating color temperature, CTmin, to be higher than the second color temperature of the second light source, wherein CTmin, is achieved by mixing the color temperatures of the first and the second light sources,
during operation in a circadian schedule, the control logic is configured to restrict a color temperature of the apparatus to be higher than CTmin and lower than CTmax throughout the circadian schedule,
the first light source comprises a blue-enriched light with greater than 18% spectral power distribution (SPD) in a wavelength range of 450˜495 nm, and
the second light source comprises a blue-depleted light with less than 3% SPD in the wavelength range of 450˜495 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,709,573

EXPANDABLE FUSION DEVICE AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION THEREOF

Globus Medical Inc., Aud...

1. A locking device, of an expandable implant comprising:a housing having an elongated groove;
a fastening device including a head, wherein the head includes an opening and a portion of the opening extends to an outer diameter of the head;
a first ring including a first protuberance extending from a first side, a second protuberance extending from a second side, and a spring tail disposed on an end opposing the first protuberance and the second protuberance, wherein the first ring is operatively connected to the head by positioning the first protuberance within the portion of the opening of the head that extends to the outer diameter of the head; and
a second ring comprising a plurality of recesses, wherein the second protuberance is selectively engageable with at least one of the plurality of recesses,
wherein the spring tail is configured to allow the first ring to translate inside the elongated groove of the housing.
US Pat. No. 10,709,154

WEATHERIZED MINERALS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION L...

1. A method of forming a weather-resistant, anti-caking mineral mixture for livestock, comprising:heating a digestible fat to form a flowable, digestible fat; and
spraying a mineral mixture with the flowable, digestible fat to provide a protective layer over the mineral mixture adhering loose trace minerals or fines to the protective layer by spraying a mineral oil coating to form the a weather-resistant, anti-caking mineral mixture;
said weather-resistant, anti-caking mineral mixture being free of salts of fatty acids.
US Pat. No. 10,709,767

AGENT FOR PROPHYLACTIC AND/OR THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHIC PAIN CAUSED BY ANTICANCER AGENT

KINKI UNIVERSITY, Osaka ...

1. A method for treating chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathic pain caused by paclitaxel, docetaxel, oxaliplatin, or nedaplatin in a cancer patient, which comprises:administering paclitaxel, docetaxel, oxaliplatin or nedaplatin to the patient; and
administering thrombomodulin to the patient between 12 hours before and 6 hours after the administration of the paclitaxel, docetaxel, oxaliplatin or nedaplatin to the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,715,952

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING EMERGENCY VEHICLE ALERT GEOFENCE

WHELEN ENGINEERING COMPAN...

1. A system for managing a geofence for an emergency vehicle (EV), comprising:a receiver configured to receive a first location of the EV from a first device at a first time, the first device being associated with the EV;
a processor configured to determine a first geofence based on the first location of the EV; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the determined first geofence to a second device associated with another vehicle, the another vehicle being located within the first geofence,
wherein the receiver is further configured to receive a second location of the EV from the first device at a second time subsequent to the first time,
wherein the processor is further configured to determine a geofence release zone based on the second location of the EV,
wherein the transmitter is further configured to transmit the geofence release zone to the second device,
wherein the processor is further configured to determine a second geofence defined to cover one or more rear regions behind the EV when the EV slows down or stops,
wherein the transmitter is further configured to transmit the determined second geofence to the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,715,798

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:a memory configured to store a decoded image; and
circuitry configured to:
set restriction information based on each of a maximum required value of a memory bandwidth, a frame rate, and a size of a largest coding unit, wherein
the restriction information is set for generation of a prediction image, and
the memory bandwidth is a transmission rate at which the stored decoded image is read out from the memory;
generate the prediction image based on the set restriction information;
calculate a difference between an input image and the prediction image;
encode the calculated difference between the input image and the prediction image;
generate an encoded stream based on the prediction image and the set restriction information; and
transmit the generated encoded stream and the set restriction information.

US Pat. No. 10,715,652

SOLUTION FOR CONTROLLING AN OPERATING MODE OF A MOBILE TERMINAL

TELIA COMPANY AB, Solna ...

1. A method for setting a mobile terminal to a predetermined operating mode, the method comprising:determining whether or not the mobile terminal resides out of a predetermined location;
when the mobile terminal is determined to reside out of the predetermined area, activating a profile in the mobile terminal to limit user access to the mobile terminal and to set the mobile terminal to a power saving mode in which a shutdown of one or more applications is caused;
determining, when the profile is activated, whether or not a data connection is active between the mobile terminal and a communication network in order to access the mobile terminal to initiate data transfer from the mobile terminal to the communication network; and
(i) when it is determined that the data connection is active, the active data connection is maintained, and
(ii) when it is determined that the data connection is inactive, the data connection is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,715,378

HASH-BASED SELECTION OF NETWORK PACKETS FOR PACKET FLOW SAMPLING IN NETWORK COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Keysight Technologies Sin...

1. A method to forward selected packets based upon packet flows within a network communication system, comprising:receiving input packets associated with packet flows within a network communication system;
generating hash values for the input packets based upon fields within the input packets, the fields identifying packet flows for the input packets;
selecting packets from the input packets based upon a comparison of the hash values to a mask, the mask determining a subset of the packet flows;
forwarding the selected packets from the subset of the packet flows for further processing; and
discarding non-selected packets.

US Pat. No. 10,715,067

CONTROL OF AN ENGINE-DRIVEN GENERATOR TO ADDRESS TRANSIENTS OF AN ELECTRICAL POWER GRID CONNECTED THERETO

Cummins Power Generation ...

1. A method comprising:driving an electric power generator, which is electrically connected to a switchgear, with a diesel engine, to provide electric power to a utility power grid;
determining a low voltage condition of the utility power grid due to changes in electrical loading; and
in response to the low voltage condition, maintaining connection and synchronization between the electric power generator and the utility grid through the low voltage condition, including maintaining a fueling state of the engine which existed prior to detecting the low voltage condition while changing timing of fuel injection for the engine to reduce power provided by the engine, thereby increasing torque on the electric power generator so as to balance torque on the engine and the electric power generator.

US Pat. No. 10,714,917

SPLICE PLATE FOR CONNECTING CABLE BUS ENCLOSURES

ADVANCED CABLE BUS, INC.,...

1. A splice plate for adjustable angled connections between adjacent sections of cable bus enclosures, said splice plate comprising:a first portion for adjustably connecting to a first vertical siderail of a first cable bus enclosure, wherein said first cable bus enclosure includes a horizontally oriented based plate interconnecting a pair of vertically oriented siderails;
a second portion for adjustably connecting to a second vertical siderail of an adjacent second cable bus enclosure, wherein said second cable bus enclosure includes a horizontally oriented based plate interconnecting a pair of vertically oriented siderails, and wherein said first and second vertical siderails each include a series of three vertically aligned apertures on a vertical surface of an end portion; said vertically aligned apertures defining an upper aperture, center aperture and lower aperture;
a first center slot included in said first portion for receiving a connecting bolt that extends through said center aperture of said first siderail such that a position of the connecting bolt within said first center slot is vertically movable to allow changes of connection angle between said first and second siderails;
a first pair of arc slots defining a first upper arc slot and a first lower arc slot included in said first portion, wherein said first upper arch slot receives a connecting bolt that extends through said upper aperture of said first siderail, and said first lower arc slot receives a connecting bolt that extends through said lower aperture of said first siderail, wherein a position of said connecting bolts within said first pair of arc slots is vertically movable to allow changes of connection angle between said first and second siderails;
a second center slot included in said second portion for receiving a connecting bolt that extends through said center aperture of said second siderail such that a position of the connecting bolt within said second center slot is vertically movable to allow changes of connection angle between said first and second siderails; and,
a second pair of arc slots defining a second upper arc slot and a second lower arc slot included in said second portion, wherein said second upper arch slot receives a connecting bolt that extends through said upper aperture of said second siderail, and said second lower arc slot receives a connecting bolt that extends through said lower aperture of said second siderail, wherein a position of said connecting bolts within said second pair of arc slots is vertically movable to allow changes of connection angle between said first and second siderails;
whereby an angle of connection between said first and second cable bus enclosures is selectively adjustable by changing the position of the connecting bolts in said slots on at least one of said first and second portions of said plate.

US Pat. No. 10,714,850

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA ...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a dielectric connector housing that defines a first end and a second end;
a plurality of electrical contacts arranged in rows including a first row and a second row, the plurality of electrical contacts being supported by the connector housing, wherein each electrical contact of the plurality of electrical contacts defines a mounting end that extends out from the first end of the connector housing and is configured to be mounted to a substrate, each electrical contact of the plurality of electrical contacts further comprises mating ends, opposite the mounting ends, wherein the plurality of electrical contacts are arranged in pairs of differential signal contacts; and
a plurality of ground shields supported by the connector housing, each of the plurality of ground shields comprising a plurality of walls, each of the plurality of ground shields enclosing, at least partially, a respective pair of differential signal contacts,
wherein the mounting ends of the plurality of electrical contacts are disposed along a first surface of the housing so as to form a mounting interface and the mating ends of the plurality of electrical contacts in the first row are offset in a direction parallel to the mounting interface relative to the mating ends of the plurality of electrical contacts in the second row.

US Pat. No. 10,713,961

MANAGING DYNAMIC OBSTRUCTIONS IN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

ETAK Systems, LLC, Hunte...

1. An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), comprising:a base;
flight components attached to or disposed on the base;
one or more cameras;
radar;
one or more wireless interfaces;
a processing device communicatively coupled to the flight components, the one or more cameras, the radar, and the wireless interfaces; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the processing device to
receive advanced notifications from an air traffic control system via the one or more wireless interfaces, the advanced notifications related to previously detected obstructions in a flight path associated with a flight plan of the UAV, wherein the previously detected obstructions include objects at or near ground level;
monitor proximate airspace with at least one of the one or more cameras and radar;
detect an obstruction based on monitoring the proximate airspace with at least one of the one or more cameras and radar, wherein the detected obstruction includes one or more objects at or near ground level in the flight path;
identify characteristics of the detected obstruction including a location of the detected obstruction;
alter the flight plan, to be carried out by the flight components, if required, based on the advanced notifications received from the air traffic control system and the identified characteristics of the detected obstruction;
control the UAV, including the flight components, based on the altered flight plan; and
communicate the detected obstruction and identified characteristics including the location of the detected obstruction to the air traffic control system via the one or more wireless interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,713,617

BAGGAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

1. A baggage management system for a vehicle comprising:a storage bin that includes first and second end walls and defines a bin interior, wherein a bin interior length is defined between the first and second end walls,
a baggage monitoring system associated with the storage bin, wherein the baggage monitoring system is configured to monitor the positioning of baggage within the bin interior, and
a display member associated with the storage bin, wherein the display member defines a display member length that is approximately the same as the bin interior length, wherein the display member is configured to provide baggage positioning information.

US Pat. No. 10,713,575

COGNITIVE INSIGHT INTERACTION MONITOR

Cognitive Scale, Inc., A...

1. A cognitive information processing system comprising: a processor;a data bus coupled to the processor; and
a non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium embodying computer program code, the non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium being coupled to the data bus, the computer program code interacting with a plurality of computer operations and comprising instructions executable by the processor and configured for:
monitoring a user interaction of a user;
generating user interaction data based upon the user interaction;
receiving data from a plurality of data sources;
processing the data from the plurality of data sources, the processing the data from the plurality of data sources performing data enriching for incorporation into a cognitive graph;
processing the user interaction data and the data from the plurality of data sources to perform a cognitive learning operation, the cognitive learning operation implementing a cognitive learning technique according to a cognitive learning framework to generate a cognitive learning result, the processing being performed via a cognitive inference and learning system, the cognitive inference and learning system executing on a hardware processor of an information processing system and interacting with the plurality of data sources, the cognitive learning framework comprising a plurality of cognitive learning styles and a plurality of cognitive learning categories, each of the plurality of cognitive learning styles comprising a generalized learning approach implemented by the cognitive inference and learning system to perform the cognitive learning operation, each of the plurality of cognitive learning categories referring to a source of information used by the cognitive inference and learning system when performing the cognitive learning operation, an individual cognitive learning technique being associated with a primary cognitive learning style and bounded by an associated primary cognitive learning category, the cognitive inference and learning system comprising a cognitive platform, the cognitive platform comprising
a cognitive engine, the cognitive engine processing the data from the plurality of data sources,
a plurality of sourcing agents, the plurality of sourcing agents sourcing the data from the plurality of data sources, and,
a plurality of destination agents, the plurality of destination agents publishing the cognitive learning result to a consumer of cognitive insight data;
the cognitive learning operation comprising analyzing the user interaction data, the cognitive learning operation generating the cognitive learning result based upon the user interaction data;
associating a cognitive profile with the user based the cognitive learning result; and,
updating a destination based upon the cognitive profile and the learning result, the destination comprising a cognitive application, the cognitive application enabling interaction with the cognitive learning result.

US Pat. No. 10,713,356

DECEPTION-BASED RESPONSES TO SECURITY ATTACKS

CrowdStrike, Inc., Irvin...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions configured to program one or more computing devices to perform operations comprising:configuring a document to send a report to the one or more computing devices indicating that the document is opened on a device, the report indicating identifying information of the device including at least one of a network address of the device or a geographic location of the device;
receiving the report;
determining that the network address or the geographic location in the report does not match a predefined expected network address or a predefined expected geographic location;
determining that the identifying information in the report corresponds to an unauthorized entity, based on the determination that the network address or the geographic location in the report does not match the predefined expected network address or the predefined expected geographic location; and
in response to determining that the identifying information in the report corresponds to an unauthorized entity, sending an alert to an authorized entity associated with the document indicating that the unauthorized entity has possession of the document.

US Pat. No. 10,713,192

DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD

Kinetic Technologies, Sa...

1. A universal serial bus (USB) transmission device, comprising:a first interface configured to receive display port (DP) data via M lanes at a first link rate, wherein M is an integer greater than 1; and
a switching re-timer including
a plurality of de-serializer circuits configured to de-serialize the received DP data,
a plurality of decoder circuits configured to decode the de-serialized DP data,
a plurality of multiplexer circuits configured to multiplex the de-serialized DP data received via each of the M lanes into N lanes, wherein N is an integer value equal to M/2,
a plurality of encoder circuits configured to encode the multiplexed DP data, and
a plurality of serializer circuits configured to serialize the encoded multiplexed DP data and output the serialized multiplexed DP data on each of the N lanes at a second link rate, wherein the second link rate is equal to the first link rate multiplied by M/N.

US Pat. No. 10,713,145

AUTOMATED DEBUGGING WITH COMBINED STATIC AND DYNAMIC ANALYSIS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:generating static analysis data by performing static analysis on a program;
setting automatically, by a computer processor, a breakpoint in the program based on the static analysis data by:
selecting a variable,
identifying a respective location of each reference to the variable in the program,
extending a zoned decimal variable type to include a references operator based on the variable being a zoned decimal, wherein the references operator for the variable returns each referenced location of the variable in the program according to the static analysis data, and
setting the breakpoint at the respective location of a selected reference to the variable in the program based on the zoned decimal variable type;
hitting the breakpoint during a runtime of the program;
identifying automatically whether the zoned decimal matches a required bit pattern associated with the zoned decimal variable type at a context location of the breakpoint when the breakpoint is hit during the runtime of the program; and
launching automatically an interactive debugging session of the program at the context location of the breakpoint, based on whether the zoned decimal matches the required bit pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,713,091

STREAMING PROGRAM EXECUTION METHOD OF INTELLIGENT TERMINAL

CENTRAL SOUTH UNIVERSITY,...

1. A streaming program execution method of an intelligent terminal, wherein the intelligent terminal does not store a program package of a program before the program is executed, the program package of the program is stored and managed by a server, and according to an ELF file standard, the program package comprises a code segment, a read-only data segment, an uninitialized data segment and a readable/writable data segment, wherein the method comprises:obtaining, by the intelligent terminal, a program execution instruction, and downloading the uninitialized data segment, the readable/writable data segment and the code segment of the program package from the server;
loading, by the intelligent terminal, the uninitialized data segment, the readable/writable data segment and the code segment of the program package into a local storage space and starting an execution of the program; and
during an execution process of the program, according to a request of a call of the program on data of the code segment and the read-only data segment, downloading, by the intelligent terminal, the requested data of the code segment and the read-only data segment from the server and loading the data into the local storage space for the call of the program.

US Pat. No. 10,712,529

LENS ASSEMBLY WITH INTEGRATED FEEDBACK LOOP FOR FOCUS ADJUSTMENT

Cognex Corporation, Nati...

1. A lens assembly for a vision system camera having variable focus comprising:a lens body having a variable lens assembly and a fixed optics assembly; and
a controller that is located within the body, the controller being constructed and arranged to receive a target focal distance from the vision system camera, the controller generating a target position of an actuator that controls curvature of the variable lens assembly and based upon an actual measured position of the actuator, correcting the measured position of the actuator to the target position.

US Pat. No. 10,712,235

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING OPERATING CONDITION IN A HYDRAULIC TURBOCHARGER

ENERGY RECOVERY, INC., S...

1. A system, comprising: a hydraulic turbocharger configured to handle fluids and comprising a bearing assembly; and a monitoring system configured to monitor an operational parameter of the bearing assembly, wherein the operational parameter of the bearing assembly comprises a bearing condition, thrust direction, rotating assembly stability, speed of the rotating assembly, a position of a shaft of the hydraulic turbocharger, or a hydraulic operating point, wherein the monitoring system comprises one or more sensors extending into the hydraulic turbocharger to monitor the operational parameter of one or more rotating components of the bearing assembly, wherein at least one of the one or more sensors is configured to be exposed to a process fluid handled by the hydraulic turbocharger, and wherein the one or more sensors comprise a first sensor and a second sensor each extending axially and radially at an oblique angle into the hydraulic turbocharger relative to a longitudinal axis of the hydraulic turbocharger, both the first sensor and the second sensor being directed at a surface of a pump impeller of the hydraulic turbocharger, and both the first sensor and the second sensor are each configured to measure a change in the position of the shaft of the hydraulic turbocharger in an axial direction relative to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,712,196

AEROSPACE VEHICLE WEIGHT AND BALANCE ESTIMATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD., Haif...

1. A weight estimation system for estimating weight of an aerospace vehicle while grounded, the weight estimation system comprising:a measurement subsystem including at least one sensor configured to measure a physical property in an interface that interfaces between at least one of a fuselage and a wing with an undercarriage of said aerospace vehicle, in at least one area exhibiting a measurable change in geometry that is at least partly due to said weight, said interface is a coupling between said undercarriage and at least one of said fuselage and said wing, said measurement subsystem configured to produce measured data indicative of said weight of said aerospace vehicle; and
a processor for receiving at least part of said measured data, said processor configured to estimate said weight, by relating said measured data with predetermined physical-property-to-weight correspondence data associated with said aerospace vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,711,983

INTERNET OF THINGS ADAPTABLE DOWNLIGHT

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A luminaire comprising:a housing and a light engine including at light emitting diodes (LEDs), in which the light engine is positioned to emit light through a light emission end of the housing, the housing containing driver electronics for controlling power received by the luminaire for powering the light engine, wherein the luminaire includes an access opening on a back surface of the housing that exposes the driver electronics; and
a junction box having a knockout for engaging a wireless control module and a wiring opening is reversibly engaged to the back surface of the housing, wherein the wireless control module is reversibly contained in the knockout of the junction box, wherein electrical communication between the wireless control module is by wiring that extends from the wireless control module through the wiring opening to the driver circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,711,979

OPTICAL MODULE

HISENSE BROADBAND MULTIME...

1. An optical module, comprising:a housing comprising a lower portion and an upper portion;
the upper portion of the housing comprising a bottom and two sides defining a U-shape;
the lower portion of the housing comprising a bottom and two sides defining a U-shape, the two sides of the upper portion being inserted between the two sides of the lower portion to form a cavity, wherein:
at least one first convex block is disposed on an outer surface of each of the two sides of the upper portion of the housing, and is configured to face one of the two sides of the lower portion of the housing,
at least one second convex block and at least one third convex block are disposed on an inner surface of each of the two sides of the lower portion of the housing, and are configured to face one of the two sides of the upper portion of the housing, and
the at least one first convex block is inserted into a gap between the at least one second convex block and the at least one third convex block;
an electro-conductive sheet disposed between the at least one first convex block, the at least one second convex block and the at least one third convex block; and
at least one electric component disposed inside the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,711,927

LONG FERRULE

ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC, INC...

1. A ferrule, comprising:a flange; and
an elongated sleeve extending from the flange, the flange and the elongated sleeve defining a bore disposed there through configured to receive a length of flexible tubing, the elongated sleeve configured to hold the length of flexible tubing within the bore via friction, wherein a ratio of a length of the elongated sleeve to an inside diameter of the elongated sleeve ranges from at least approximately ten to at least approximately twenty.

US Pat. No. 10,711,796

MULTISTAGE CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

NUOVO PIGNONE SRL, Flore...

1. A multistage centrifugal compressor comprising:a casing;
a shaft rotatingly supported in the casing by at least a first bearing and a second bearing;
at least one in-between-bearing impeller mounted on the shaft between the first bearing and the second bearing;
an overhung impeller mounted at one end of the shaft;
a first diaphragm arrangement located in the casing, comprising a return channel assembly with a plurality of stationary return channel blades, defining a plurality of return vanes for redirecting compressed gas from an exit location of the overhung impeller to an inlet location of the in-between-bearings impeller; and
an inlet plenum in the casing;
wherein the first diaphragm arrangement houses one of the first bearing and second bearing, and
wherein at least one lubrication oil duct for the bearing housed in the first diaphragm arrangement is provided through the first diaphragm arrangement, the at least one lubrication oil duct extending through at least one of the respective stationary return channel blades.

US Pat. No. 10,711,706

EXHAUST GAS FLAP DRIVE

TENNECO GMBH, Edenkoben ...

1. An exhaust gas flap drive for an internal combustion machine, comprising:a drive shaft featuring a middle axis m,
an exhaust gas flap shaft indirectly connected to the drive shaft and featuring a middle axis k having i) a first direction coaxial and parallel to the middle axis k and ii) a second direction coaxial and parallel to the middle axis k that is opposite the first direction, and
a coupling element designed as a spring,
wherein the coupling element has a first end section which is connected to the drive shaft in a torque-proof manner,
wherein the drive shaft has a holder in which the first end section is supported,
wherein the coupling element also has a second end section which is connected via a coupling member to the exhaust gas flap shaft in a torque-proof manner,
wherein the coupling member and the second end section connection consists of an interlocking connection that prevents movement therebetween in both the first direction and the second direction and in a first circumferential direction determined with respect to the middle axis k and a second circumferential direction determined with respect to the middle axis k, with the second circumferential direction being opposite the first circumferential direction, and
wherein the interlocking connection between the coupling member and the second end section has no degree of freedom, since the coupling member and the second end section have interlocking parts in all possible directions, and
wherein the coupling member is designed at least partially as a disc with an edge running around the middle axis m, wherein on the edge, at least two or three recesses are provided which run radially, and which serve as a mount for the second end section.

US Pat. No. 10,711,431

CLAMP IMPLEMENT FOR EXCAVATOR

CLARK EQUIPMENT COMPANY, ...

1. A power machine comprising:a frame;
a lift arm structure coupled to the frame, the lift arm structure configured to have a first implement rotatably coupled to the lift arm structure;
a tilt actuator coupled to the lift arm structure and configured to control orientation of the first implement relative to the lift arm structure;
a second actuator coupled to the lift arm structure and configured to control orientation of a second implement relative to the lift arm structure and relative to the first implement;
a tilt position input device configured to be manipulated by an operator and to responsively provide tilt control signals indicative of an operator's intention to control the orientation of the first implement relative to the lift arm structure;
a mode control input device configured to be manipulated by an operator to provide a mode selection input to select a mode of operation for controlling the tilt actuator and the second actuator responsive to actuation of the tilt position input device;
a controller coupled to the tilt position input device and the mode control input device, wherein the controller is configured to determine a selected mode of operation based upon signals received from the mode selection input, the controller configured such that when the selected mode of operation is a first mode of operation only the tilt actuator is controlled responsive to the tilt control signals from the tilt position input device such that the first implement moves independently of the second implement, and such that when the selected mode of operation is a second mode of operation both the tilt actuator and the second actuator are controlled responsive to the tilt control signals from the tilt position input device such that the second implement follows motion of the first implement.

US Pat. No. 10,711,378

KNIT TEXTILE SLEEVE WITH SELF-SUSTAINING EXPANDED AND CONTRACTED STATES AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A protective textile sleeve, comprising:a knit, tubular wall extending lengthwise along a central longitudinal axis between opposite ends;
said wall having a first state with a decreased length, increased cross-sectional area, as viewed in cross-section taken generally transversely to said central longitudinal axis, and a second state with an increased length, decreased cross-sectional area, as viewed in cross-section taken generally transversely to said central longitudinal axis, and further including knit, heat-set yarns imparting a bias on said wall, said bias causing said wall to remain substantially in said first and second states absent some externally applied force.

US Pat. No. 10,710,969

PROCESS FOR PREPARING 2-EXO-(2-METHYLBENZYLOXY)-1-METHYL-4-ISOPROPYL-7-OXABICYCLO[2.2.1]HEPTANE

BASF AGRO B.V., Arnhem (...

1. A process for preparing (±)-2-exo-(2-Methylbenzyloxy)-1-methyl-4-isopropyl-7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptane of the formula (I)
any one of its individual enantiomers or any non-racemic mixture thereof comprising the steps of
(a) reacting (±)-2-exo-hydroxy-1-methyl-4-isopropyl-7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptane of the formula (II)

any one of its individual enantiomers or any non-racemic mixture thereof with a 2-Methylbenzyl compound of the formula (III)

wherein X is a halogen in the presence of at least one alkali metal hydroxide capable of forming water under the reaction conditions, and at least one inert organic solvent, and
(b) simultaneously removing water from the reaction mixture by azeotropic distillation.

US Pat. No. 10,710,827

CONTACT STRIPPER/FEED WHEEL IMPLEMENTATION

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorpor...

1. An apparatus of an automated transaction machine (ATM) to transport a document comprising:a feed wheel adapted to be rotated in a first rotational direction by a first-rotational driver so that the feed wheel moves the document in a forward rectilinear direction;
a feed wheel shaft extending through the feed wheel and defining an axis of rotation of the feed wheel;
a stripping tire adapted to be rotated by the feed wheel to drive the document in the forward rectilinear direction when the first-rotational driver rotates the feed wheel in the first rotational direction, the stripping tire rotated by the feed wheel in a second rotational direction that is opposite to the first rotational direction;
a stripping shaft extending through the stripping tire and defining an axis of rotation of the stripping tire, the axis of rotation of the stripping tire and the axis of rotation of the feed wheel parallel to one another;
a first one-way clutch adapted to transmit rotation of the stripping shaft only when the stripping shaft is rotating in the first rotational direction;
wherein the stripping shaft is adapted to be rotated to move the document in a reverse rectilinear direction that is opposite of the forward rectilinear direction when the feed wheel is not rotated by the first-rotational driver; and
a drag clutch between the first one-way clutch and the stripping tire and adapted to urge the stripping tire to rotate in the first rotational direction to drive the document to move in the reverse rectilinear direction when the stripping shaft rotates in the first rotational direction.

US Pat. No. 10,710,644

BODY FLOOR OF VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A body floor of a vehicle including seat rails having seats mounted thereto, the body floor comprising:a center floor including center side members provided on opposite sides of the center floor, a tunnel member provided between the center side members in forward/rearward directions, and a center cross-member extending so as to allow the center side members to be connected to the tunnel member and having a first seat rail and a second seat rail each mounted to the center cross-member;
a rear floor arranged on a rear of the center floor, the rear floor having a rear side member connected to the center side members and being connected to the tunnel member;
a side reinforcement member provided between the center cross-member and the rear floor so as to cover the center side members and the rear side member, the side reinforcement member extending between the center cross-member and the rear floor so as to allow the center cross-member and the first seat rail to be mounted to the side reinforcement member; and
a center reinforcement member provided between the center cross-member and the rear floor so as to cover the tunnel member, the center reinforcement member extending toward the side reinforcement member so as to allow the center cross-member and the second seat rail to be mounted to the center reinforcement member.

US Pat. No. 10,710,486

LATCH MECHANISM

Safran Seats USA LLC, Ga...

14. A passenger seat assembly, comprising:a passenger seat;
a support assembly connected with the passenger seat;
a passenger article supported by the support assembly; and
a latch mechanism configured to displace the passenger article with respect to the support assembly, wherein:
the latch mechanism comprises an eccentric member connected to one of the support assembly and the passenger article, the eccentric member being rotatable and having an axis and a periphery, the periphery comprising a major working surface and a minor working surface connected by a continuous convex working surface of the periphery, the major working surface being farther from the axis than the minor working surface; wherein the eccentric member is configured to be rotatingly connected with the passenger article or with the support assembly and arranged to engage with a rigid surface of the other one of the passenger article and the support assembly, such that the eccentric member causes the passenger article to displace relative to the support assembly when the eccentric member is rotated.

US Pat. No. 10,710,412

WHEEL

1. A wheel comprising:a hub including a central opening, a radially inner wall disposed at a distance from said central opening and a radially outer wall disposed at a distance from said radially inner wall, said hub having a space defined between said radially inner wall and said radially outer wall;
a ring engaged to said hub and enclosing the space, said ring including a plurality of flanges disposed in said space between said radially inner wall and said radially outer wall, each of said flanges separated from another of said flanges by a gap; and
an exterior cover surrounding at least part of said hub and said ring.

US Pat. No. 10,710,396

POCKET SHEET PROTECTOR AND BOOKLET THEREOF

LIHIT LAB., INC., Osaka-...

1. A pocket sheet protector comprising:a main body portion formed by overlapping a rectangular first sheet and a rectangular second sheet, and having a top side, a first side, a second side, and a bottom side;
a first welding line formed to extend in parallel with the second side in a vicinity of the second side, and configured to divide the main body portion into an accommodating section on the first side, and a binding margin on the second side by welding the first sheet and the second sheet;
a second welding line configured to seal the bottom side;
a first notched portion in which a corner where the first side and the bottom side intersect is cut out;
a second notched portion in which a corner where the second side and the bottom side intersect is cut out; and
hinge lines formed respectively in the vicinity of the first side, in the vicinity of the first welding line, and in the vicinity of the second welding line of the main body portion;
wherein the second notched portion extends closer to the accommodating section than the first welding line, and cuts out a lower end of the first welding line and an end of the second welding line;
said hinge lines are formed by linear slits in the first sheet and the second sheet;
one of said hinge lines extends parallel to the bottom side along the bottom side from an upper end of the second notched portion; and
said hinge lines facilitate the deformation of the first sheet and the second sheet when an accommodated object is inserted into the accommodating section, and facilitate the insertion of the accommodated object.

US Pat. No. 10,710,395

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ITEM AUTHENTICATION AND CUSTOMIZATION

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERV...

1. A method of making an authenticatable label, comprising:providing a substrate with a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
applying a printing to the first side of a substrate;
applying a taggant to the second side of the substrate, wherein the taggant emits luminescence in response to illumination by an excitation signal, wherein the printing applied to the first side of the substrate in a first region is of a transmissivity that is different than the transmissivity of the printing applied to a second region of the first side of the substrate with respect to the luminescence emitted by the taggant on the second side of the substrate, such that the luminescence in response to the excitation signal passing through the printing in the first and second regions on the first side of the substrate corresponds to a first pre-determined computer readable image;
applying an adhesive to the second side of the substrate, wherein following application of the adhesive to the second side of the substrate at least a portion of the taggant migrates into the adhesive; and
attaching the substrate to a backing.

US Pat. No. 10,710,387

PRINTER INCLUDING A CONTAINER FOR A ROLL BODY IN WHICH A BELT-SHAPED PRINT MEDIUM IS WOUND

SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI K...

1. A printer comprising:a frame including a first opening formed in a surface thereof,
a container configured to receive a roll body in which a belt-shaped print medium is wound,
a cover configured to open and close an opening of the container, and
a body case provided outside the frame the body case including a first protrusion protruding from a surface of the body case toward the first opening in the frame, and
wherein the frame forms a portion of the container,
wherein the first opening and the first protrusion are provided within an interior of the body case, and
wherein a contour of an end surface of the first protrusion matches a contour along the surface of the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,710,381

INKJET PRINTER

MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., L...

1. An inkjet printer, comprising:an inkjet head for a printing operation by way of discharging an ink drop onto a medium;
a heater for heating up the medium after the printing operation;
a second heater for further heating up the medium after the medium is heated up by the heater;
a frame to which the second heater is fixed; and
a wound roll holder for holding a wound roll that is the medium, being wound like a roll after the printing operation,
wherein
an axial direction of the wound roll is represented as a right-and-left direction, and a direction perpendicular to a vertical direction and the right-and-left direction is represented as a front-and-back direction,
the wound roll is placed at a position lower than the heater, and
the second heater is movable in relation to the frame, between a first position and a second position,
the first position is a position where the second heater is placed at a location of a lower side of the heater and a front side of the wound roll, and
the second position is a position where the second heater is placed at a location of an upper side of the wound roll.

US Pat. No. 10,710,304

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL WORK PIECE WITH PROCESS TEMPERATURE CONTROL

SLM Solutions Group AG, ...

1. An apparatus for producing a three-dimensional work piece, the apparatus comprising:a process chamber accommodating a carrier for receiving a raw material powder,
an irradiation device for selectively irradiating electromagnetic or particle radiation onto the raw material powder applied onto the carrier in order to produce the work piece from said raw material powder by an additive layer construction method, the irradiation device comprising at least one radiation source and at least one optical unit with a plurality of optical elements;
a heat transfer arrangement configured to transfer heat generated by a heat source to the at least one optical unit of the irradiation device; and
a control unit configured to control the heat transfer arrangement so as to adjust a temperature of the at least one optical unit of the irradiation device, wherein the heat transfer arrangement comprises a heat transfer circuit in which a heat transfer fluid circulates and which is configured to be thermally coupled to the heat source and to the at least one optical unit of the irradiation device so as to transfer the heat generated by the heat source to the at least one optical unit of the irradiation device,
wherein the heat transfer arrangement is further configured to transfer cooling energy generated by a cooling energy source to the at least one optical unit of the irradiation device.

US Pat. No. 10,710,287

INJECTION MOLDING METHOD AND MOLD MECHANISM

Taiwan Green Point Enterp...

1. An injection mold mechanism comprising:a male mold including a base plate, and an embedding portion disposed on said base plate and formed with an embedding groove;
a pushing system including a push rod that is actuatable to move through said male mold along a pushing direction; and
a male mold core disposed in said embedding groove and including
a forming member having a first mold cavity,
a positioning module including a plurality of positioning pin units each of which has a slide member, at least one positioning pin fixed on said slide member, and a drive member to drive movement of said slide member, and
a connecting member having an engaging groove, and a holding member sandwiched between said forming member and said connecting member, said push rod extending movably through said engaging groove, said forming member further having a plurality of slide grooves respectively receiving said slide members of said positioning pin units, said first mold cavity being formed on an outer periphery of said forming member, said holding member having a plurality of first receiving holes respectively receiving said drive members of said positioning pin units, and a second receiving hole communicating with said first receiving holes for receiving said push rod;
wherein, prior to actuation of said push rod, said slide members of said positioning pin units are spaced apart from each other and said positioning pins of said positioning pin units extend into said first mold cavity; and
wherein, when said push rod is actuated, said push rod pushes said drive members of said positioning pin units to respectively engage said slide members and drive said slide members to move toward each other to thereby retract said positioning pins from said first mold cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,710,256

SCORING KNIFE

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A knife comprising:a handgrip having a first end and a second end;
a body having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a longitudinal axis that extends centrally through the first end and the second end, the body extends through the handgrip so a portion of the body extends beyond the second end of the handgrip;
a first scoring tip that points in a first direction, the first scoring tip attached to the portion of the body that extends beyond the second end of the handgrip;
a second scoring tip that points in a second direction opposite the first direction, the second scoring tip attached to the portion of the body that extends beyond the second end of the handgrip;
a scoring tip axis that extends centrally through the first scoring tip and the second scoring tip, the scoring tip axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis; and
a chisel that extends from the second end of the body, the chisel having an elongated cutting edge that extends parallel to the scoring tip axis, the longitudinal axis of the body extends centrally through the chisel,
wherein the first scoring tip converges to a first point on the scoring tip axis that defines the first direction the first scoring tip points and the second scoring tip converges to a second point on the scoring tip axis that defines the second direction the second scoring tip points that directly opposes the first direction along the scoring tip axis.

US Pat. No. 10,710,227

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR GAS SPRING FASTENER DRIVER

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A fastener driver comprising:a driver blade movable from a retracted position to an extended, driven position for driving a fastener into a workpiece;
a gas spring mechanism for driving the driver blade from the retracted position to the driven position, the gas spring mechanism including a storage chamber cylinder containing a pressurized gas;
a lifter mechanism for moving the driver blade from the driven position toward the retracted position, the lifter mechanism including a motor; and
a controller electrically connected to the motor and configured to:
monitor a current draw of the motor,
correlate, using an algorithm stored in the controller, the current draw to a pressure value,
compare the pressure value to a predetermined pressure value, and
activate an indicator when the pressure value is less than the predetermined pressure value.

US Pat. No. 10,710,014

HIGH TEMPERATURE FILTER ASSEMBLY

CAMFIL AB, Stockholm (SE...

1. High efficiency air filter assembly for high temperature applications comprising:a filter core including a unitary sheet of air-permeable media folded in accordion fashion to form a plurality of side-by-side pleats with zig-zag edges on two opposite sides and flat panels on the other two sides, and a spacer member between opposing walls of successive pleats,
a box-like metal frame enclosing said filter core on four sides in air tight engagement to define an air flow opening extending between upstream and downstream sides of said assembly,
wherein the zig-zag edges of the unitary sheet of air-permeable filter media are sealingly embedded in a solid inorganic sealant composition in the frame;
a compressible heat resistant fibrous material arranged between the solid inorganic sealant composition and the frame and between the flat panel sides and the frame, providing a resilient suspension between said filter core and solid inorganic sealant composition; and
a flexible liner arranged between the solid inorganic sealant composition and the frame, said flexible liner preventing direct contact between the inorganic sealant composition and the frame and providing a resilient contact between the inorganic sealant composition and the frame such that the support frame can expand on heating without subjecting the inorganic sealant composition to mechanical stress.

US Pat. No. 10,709,840

INJECTION DEVICE WITH A SPRING FOR A NEEDLE PROTECTING SLEEVE

TecPharma Licensing AG, ...

1. An injection device comprising:a) a housing enclosing a product container with an injection needle fastened thereto, and a piston rod;
b) an activating element shiftable relative to the housing from an initial position in which the activating element protects the injection needle, to a proximal position during manual insertion of the injection needle;
c) an advancing member shiftable relative to the housing in an advancing direction, said advancing member comprising the piston rod, said piston rod acting on a piston to shift the piston relative to the product container;
d) a delivery spring acting on the piston rod, wherein the piston rod is at least partially hollow and sleeve-shaped and encloses the delivery spring in a biased state of the delivery spring;
e) a restoring spring for shifting the activating element distally from the proximal position to an end position; and
f) a releasing member with a protrusion mounted on a distally oriented elastic arm and directed radially inward to engage an outer surface of the piston rod in an engagement to prevent the piston rod from moving in a distal direction, wherein the releasing member is prevented from disengaging from the engagement with the piston rod by a radially inward directed surface of a supporting element preventing the releasing member from moving radially outward, and wherein by shifting the supporting element, the releasing member can unlatch, radially outwardly, from the engagement with the piston rod into a radial gap between the supporting element and the releasing member and the releasing member can release the piston rod for movement in a product delivery direction.

US Pat. No. 10,709,564

KNEE ENDOPROSTHESIS FOR REPLACING AT LEAST PARTS OF THE KNEE JOINT

CeramTec GmbH, Plochinge...

1. A knee endoprosthesis comprising:a femoral component for anchoring on a distal femur, the femoral component having two condylar surfaces including a medial femoral condyle having a spherical articulation surface and a lateral femoral condyle; and
a tibial component for anchoring on a proximal tibia, the tibial component comprising:
a kidney-shaped tibial baseplate having a bone-engaging bottom surface and a stem protruding from said bottom surface, wherein the stem is sized and configured for anchoring in a medullary canal of the proximal tibia;
a medial spherical bearing shell in an upper surface of the tibial baseplate configured to face the femoral component, wherein the medial spherical bearing shell and the tibial baseplate are monolithically-formed, designed in one piece and made of a solidly sintered ceramic, wherein the spherical articulation surface of the medial femoral condyle and the medial spherical bearing shell together form a congruent ball joint; and
a lateral bearing shell provided on the tibial baseplate laterally next to the medial spherical bearing shell, which enables rotation of the femoral component, the lateral bearing shell being formed from several radii in the anterior-posterior direction and not being congruent with the lateral femoral condyle, the lateral bearing shell being an elongated and arcuate inlay that is movable relative to the tibial baseplate,
wherein the medial femoral condyle articulates with the medial spherical bearing shell, and the lateral femoral condyle articulates with the lateral bearing shell,
wherein at least the two condylar surfaces of the femoral component for articulation with the tibial component are made of a solidly sintered ceramic,
wherein the inlay is movable in a groove on the tibial baseplate.

US Pat. No. 10,709,294

DOSING DEVICE FOR A FILTER HOLDER OF AN ESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE AND DOSING METHOD IMPLEMENTED WITH SUCH A DEVICE

Gruppo Cimbali S.p.A., B...

1. A dosing device for dispensing predetermined doses of ground coffee into a filter holder of an espresso coffee machine, comprising:a grinder of roasted coffee granules positioned on a support base,
a discharge conduit of ground coffee coming from said grinder,
a discharge opening at an end of said conduit,
a station, in said support base, for positioning the filter holder in which a dose of ground coffee is fed,
a body provided with of a plurality of compartments wherein the volume of each compartment is equal or greater than to a respective predetermined dose of ground coffee, each compartment being provided with a top, with a relative opening, and a bottom, the bottom being provided with members for opening and closing thereof, said body being displaceable between a first position in which the top of one of the compartments is open and positioned at said opening of the discharge conduit of ground coffee and a second position in which the bottom of one of the compartments is positioned above said station of the filter holder, there being provided a body actuator configured to carry out displacements of said body provided with compartments, and a bottom opening actuator configured to actuate said members for opening and closing the bottom of the compartment when the compartment is in the position above the station of the filter holder.
US Pat. No. 10,711,215

RENEWABLE DIOXOLANE-BASED GASOLINE-RANGE FUELS AND DIESEL ADDITIVES

The Government of the Uni...

1. A method for converting crude biomass to high octane gasoline-range fuels or diesel fuel additives, consisting of:providing at least one crude biomass source; hydrolyzing said biomass source to produce a sugar solution; fermenting said sugar solution to produce vicinal diols;
dehydrating said vicinal diols with at least one heterogeneous acid catalyst and removing water with a reactive distillation process to produce dioxolanes and other dehydration products including ketones and aldehydes, wherein the dehydrating consists of the vicinal diols and the at least one heterogeneous acid catalyst;
purifying said dioxolanes by phase separating and distilling to produce pure dioxolanes; and
using said pure dioxolanes directly as fuels or blending said pure dioxolanes with petroleum-based or renewable fuels to produce high octane gasoline-range fuels or oxygenated diesel fuels.

US Pat. No. 10,716,001

SELF-PROVISIONING OF MOBILE DEVICES IN DEPLOYABLE MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

STAR SOLUTIONS INTERNATIO...

1. A computing system disposed within a wireless communication system, the computing system comprising:an input/output (I/O) device;
one or more processors;
memory; and
program instructions, stored in the memory, that upon execution by the one or more processors cause the computing system to perform operations including:
receiving a first registration message transmitted from a first application program installed in and executing on one or more servers communicatively connected with the wireless communication system, wherein the first registration message includes a first user-schema that defines data for identifying and authenticating any given individual user with the first application program;
receiving a first user-data message transmitted from the first application program, wherein the first user-data message includes (i) first-application ID data identifying a first user as a registered user of the first application program, and (ii) first-application authentication data for authenticating the first user with the first application program, the first-application ID data and first-application authentication data conforming to the first user-schema;
receiving at the I/O device user-input data including a user secret of the first user;
creating a first credentials data record containing at least the first-application ID data of the first user, the first-application authentication data of the first user, and an indication of the user secret of the first user;
encrypting the first credentials data record with an encryption key of the computing system, and certifying the encrypted first credentials data record with a private key of the computing system; and
transferring via the I/O device the certified, encrypted first credentials data record to a first tangible, transportable storage medium external to the computing system.

US Pat. No. 10,715,984

CONNECTION SWITCHING FOR BLUETOOTH HEADSETS

Plantronics, Inc., Santa...

1. Non-transitory computer-readable media embodying instructions executable by a processor in a first Bluetooth device to perform functions comprising:indicating, upon a user interface of the first Bluetooth device, a connection status of the first Bluetooth device, a second Bluetooth device, a third Bluetooth device, and a Bluetooth headset, wherein the connection status indicates that (i) the first Bluetooth device has no Bluetooth connection with the Bluetooth headset, (ii) the second Bluetooth device has a first Bluetooth connection with the Bluetooth headset, and (iii) the third Bluetooth device has no Bluetooth connection with the Bluetooth headset;
receiving, from the user interface of the first Bluetooth device, a user input to establish a second Bluetooth connection between the third Bluetooth device and the Bluetooth headset; and
sending a message from the first Bluetooth device to the second Bluetooth device responsive to receiving the user input, wherein the message represents a command for the Bluetooth headset to establish the second connection with the third Bluetooth device;
wherein the second Bluetooth device sends the message to the Bluetooth headset; and
wherein the Bluetooth headset, responsive to receiving the message, (i) releases the first Bluetooth connection with the second Bluetooth device and then (ii) establishes the second Bluetooth connection with the third Bluetooth device.

US Pat. No. 10,715,970

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED MESSAGING USING DIRECTION OF TRAVEL

IpVenture, Inc., San Jos...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium including at least computer program code tangibly stored thereon for facilitating communication among users of mobile electronic devices, said computer readable medium comprising:computer program code for receiving an electronic message from a sending mobile electronic device via at least one wireless network, the received electronic message being wirelessly transmitted from the sending mobile electronic device;
computer program code for acquiring status information pertaining to one or more of a plurality of other mobile electronic devices;
computer program code for determining a direction of travel associated with the one or more of the plurality of other mobile electronic devices based on at least the status information respectively pertaining to the one or more of the plurality of other mobile electronic devices; and
computer program code for facilitating presentation, at the sending mobile electronic device, of an indication of the direction of travel associated with the one or more of the plurality of the other mobile electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 10,715,951

POSITIONING SUPPORT FOR WIRELESS DEVICES SUCH AS NR-IOT DEVICES AND USEFUL FOR GEOFENCING

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a user equipment from a wireless network, measurement configuration for one or more groups of cells wherein the measurement configuration is for positioning measurements of the user equipment using signals from one or more base stations in the wireless network;
receiving, at the user equipment from the wireless network, criteria based on the measurement configuration for the user equipment to trigger one or more reports for the one or more groups of cells;
performing, by the user equipment using at least the measurement configuration, positioning measurements of the one or more groups of cells; and
sending, by the user equipment and toward the network, one or more reports that are triggered based at least on the criteria,
wherein the criteria comprise one or more of the following:
the user equipment will send the one or more reports in response to at least M positioning measurements of at least one cell group of the one or more groups being within one or more corresponding configured thresholds; or
the user equipment will send the one or more reports in response to less than N positioning measurements of all cell groups being within one or more corresponding configured thresholds,
wherein M and N are integers, M>0, and N>0.

US Pat. No. 10,715,943

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT OBJECT METADATA CODING

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. An apparatus for generating one or more audio channels, wherein the apparatus comprises:a metadata decoder for receiving one or more compressed metadata signals, wherein each of the one or more compressed metadata signals comprises a plurality of first metadata samples, wherein the plurality of first metadata samples of each of the one or more compressed metadata signals indicates information associated with an audio object signal of one or more audio object signals, wherein the metadata decoder is configured to generate one or more reconstructed metadata signals, so that each reconstructed metadata signal of the one or more reconstructed metadata signals comprises a plurality of second metadata samples, wherein the metadata decoder is configured to generate the plurality of second metadata samples of each of the one or more reconstructed metadata signals by generating a plurality of approximated metadata samples for said reconstructed metadata signal, wherein the metadata decoder is configured to generate each of the plurality of approximated metadata samples depending on at least two metadata samples of the plurality of first metadata samples of said reconstructed metadata signal, and
an audio channel generator for generating the one or more audio channels depending on the one or more audio object signals and depending on the one or more reconstructed metadata signals,
wherein the metadata decoder is configured to receive a plurality of difference values for a compressed metadata signal of the one or more compressed metadata signals, and is configured to add each of the plurality of difference values to one metadata sample of the plurality of approximated metadata samples of the reconstructed metadata signal being associated with said compressed metadata signal to acquire the second metadata samples of said reconstructed metadata signal.

US Pat. No. 10,715,912

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AUDIO SIGNAL CONTROLLING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

JVCKENWOOD Corporation, ...

1. A wireless communication device configured to perform transmission of a user audio signal and reception of a communicating party audio signal, the wireless communication device comprising:an equalizer configured to adjust a frequency characteristic of the user audio signal on the basis of a predetermined gain setting and to generate an adjusted signal, the adjusted signal being an adjusted audio signal;
an encoder configured to encode the adjusted signal with a preset scheme to generate an encoded signal;
a decoder configured to decode the encoded signal to generate a decoded signal;
a sound quality evaluator configured to carry out a perceptual evaluation of speech quality (PESQ) evaluation of the decoded signal and to generate an evaluation result with the user audio signal serving as a reference signal for evaluation; and
a selector configured to change the gain setting and to select a gain setting yielding a high evaluation result.

US Pat. No. 10,715,883

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING SUMMARIES OF MISSED PORTIONS OF MEDIA ASSETS

ROVI GUIDES, INC., San J...

1. A method for generating summaries for missed portions of media assets, the method comprising:determining a portion of a media asset, wherein the portion is less than the entirety of the media asset, a user has missed by:
monitoring user interactions to detect when the user switches from the media asset while consuming the media asset;
responsive to detecting the user switching from the media asset, storing a start time of the portion;
monitoring user interactions to detect when the user switches back to the media asset; and
responsive to detecting the user switching back to the media asset, storing a stop time of the portion;
retrieving the start time and the stop time of the determined portion of the media asset that the user has missed;
determining, based on the start time and the stop time, a length of the portion of the media asset that the user has missed;
transmitting a request that includes an instruction for receiving segment data for media asset summary segments that are associated with the missed portion of the media asset;
receiving in response to the request, the segment data for the media asset summary segments that are associated with the missed portion of the media asset;
comparing the length with a threshold length;
in response to determining that the length is greater than the threshold length:
retrieving, from the segment data, a first plurality of segment identifiers for media asset summary segments of a first importance; and
generating, for display, a first summary of the missed portion of the media asset based on the first plurality of segment identifiers, the first summary having a first length; and
in response to determining that the length is not greater than the threshold length:
retrieving, from the segment data, the first plurality of segment identifiers for media segments of the first importance and a second plurality of segment identifiers for media asset summary segments of a second importance; and
generating, for display, a second summary of the missed portion of the media asset based on the first plurality of segment identifiers and the second plurality of segment identifiers, the second summary having a second length that is longer than the first length.

US Pat. No. 10,715,871

DETERMINING AN END SCREEN TIME FOR DISPLAYING AN END SCREEN USER INTERFACE

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a content platform, information identifying a plurality of exit times, in an on-demand content element, associated with respective user-initiated exit events,
wherein the plurality of exit times is based on a time duration of the on-demand content element;
generating, by the content platform, an exit time distribution based on the plurality of exit times;
identifying, by the content platform:
a maximum exit time density in the exit time distribution, and
a maximum exit time density gradient in the exit time distribution;
determining, by the content platform and using a machine-learning regression model, an end screen time in the on-demand content element based on:
the maximum exit time density, and
the maximum exit time density gradient; and
generating, by the content platform, an instruction to display an end screen user interface at the end screen time during playback of the on-demand content element.

US Pat. No. 10,715,860

VIDEO STREAM WITH ADDITIONAL CONTENT AREAS

Twitch Interactive, Inc.,...

1. A computing system for providing video content and additional content comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more memories having stored therein instructions that, upon execution by the one or more processors, cause the computing system perform operations comprising:
providing, by a service, to a receiver, an interface that displays the video content, wherein the video content is transmitted by a video content provider to the service and is transmitted by the service to the receiver;
receiving, by the service, from the video content provider, a selection of the additional content to display within the interface, the additional content developed by a party other than the video content provider or the service, wherein the video content provider is a player of a first video game, and wherein the video content is captured from the first video game;
embedding, by the service, within the interface, an area that displays the additional content; and
associating a secret shared between the service and the party with one or more communications between the area and the party.

US Pat. No. 10,715,821

EMBEDDING INFORMATION ABOUT EOB POSITIONS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for decoding a transform block of quantized transform coefficients, comprising:decoding, from an encoded bitstream, a predetermined number of coefficients of the quantized transform coefficients, wherein the transform block comprises the predetermined number of coefficients and subsequent quantized transform coefficients;
determining a value for the predetermined number of coefficients;
decoding, from the encoded bitstream, a subsequent quantized transform coefficient of the subsequent quantized transform coefficients; and
determining whether to decode an end-of-block (EOB) indicator based on the value that is determined for the predetermined number of coefficients.

US Pat. No. 10,715,820

INTERFRAME PREDICTIVE CODING METHOD AND DEVICE

1. An inter-frame predictive encoding method, wherein the method comprises:dividing a frame to be encoded into a plurality of blocks to be encoded;
determining, for each block to be encoded, a forward encoding block and a backward encoding block corresponding to the block to be encoded;
determining a first weighting parameter corresponding to the forward encoding block;
determining a fourth weighting parameter corresponding to the backward encoding block according to the first weighting parameter and the following formula: fourth weighting parameter=1?first weighting parameter;
determining an overall brightness-based second weighting parameter of a reference image containing the forward encoding block, and determining an overall brightness-based third weighting parameter of a reference image containing the backward encoding block;
determining predictive actual weighting parameters of the block to be encoded corresponding to the forward encoding block and the backward encoding block according to the first weighting parameter, the second weighting parameter, the third weighting parameter and the fourth weighting parameter; and
performing predictive encoding on the block to be encoded by the predictive actual weighting parameter;
wherein, determining an overall brightness-based weighting parameter of a reference image comprises:
determining the overall brightness-based weighting parameter of the reference image according to the image to be encoded and the reference image through minimal residual technique, comprising
performing a down-sampling on the image to be encoded and the reference image;
obtaining a weighted reference image with a brightness weighting parameter;
dividing the down-sampled to-be-encoded image into blocks;
obtaining a residual between each of the blocks with a matching block in the weighted reference image; and
selecting, from brightness weighting parameters, one that produces a minimum sum of the squares of the obtained residuals as the brightness weighting parameter of the reference image.

US Pat. No. 10,715,812

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO CODING

Tencent America LLC, Pal...

7. An apparatus for video decoding, comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
decode prediction information for a block in a current picture from a coded video bitstream, the prediction information being indicative of an inter prediction mode that signals one or more offsets for each base motion vector predictor candidate in a candidate list, each base motion vector predictor candidate associated with a respective coverage window different from coverage windows of other base motion vector predictor candidates, the coverage window of each base motion vector predictor candidate is defined by a rectangular area that covers an X and Y axis area defined by the one or more offsets of the respective base motion vector predictor candidate;
determine whether a new motion vector predictor satisfies a spacing requirement that specifies that a coverage window of the new motion vector predictor does not overlap with the respective coverage window of each base motion vector predictor candidate in the candidate list;
add the new motion vector predictor into the candidate list in response to a determination that the new motion vector predictor satisfies the spacing requirement;
decode an index of a specific base motion vector predictor candidate in the candidate list and the offset associated with the specific base motion vector predictor candidate to determine a final motion vector for block reconstruction; and
reconstruct at least a sample of the block according to the final motion vector.

US Pat. No. 10,715,677

TECHNIQUES TO EXTEND A DOORBELL CHIME

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method of home automation communications, the method comprising:identifying an event associated with an entry to a structure associated with a home automation system;
determining a location within the structure to broadcast a notification signal based at least in part on the event; and
transmitting, to a home automation component at the location, a command to broadcast the notification signal based at least in part on the determining.

US Pat. No. 10,715,629

SEAMLESS CONTEXT SWITCH

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system comprising:a browser execution module, including one or more data processors, that is configured to:
receive a first request to load a browser-based application, wherein the browser-based application is loaded onto a client device of a given user, and wherein the first request to load the browser-based application is received in response to user input directed to the client device;
in response to the first request to load the browser-based application, request, from a server, (i) application data that, upon execution, causes the browser execution module to run the browser-based application in a browser and (ii) first context data for a first account identified in the first request; and
receive, from the server, the application data and the first context data;
a state machine module, including one or more data processors, that is configured to:
generate, using the application data, a state machine that is configured to access and store context data;
run the browser-based application by executing the application data;
populate the browser-based application with the first context data; and
store the first context data in the state machine; and
a state change module, including one or more processors, that is configured to:
intercept a second request to load the browser-based application while the browser-based application is running in the browser, wherein the second request is a request for the application data that causes the browser to run the browser-based application and identifies a second account;
in response to intercepting the second request to load the browser-based application, generate a context data request;
requesting, from the server using the generated context data request, second context data for the second account without requesting the application data using the second request; and
update the running browser-based application with the second context data without reloading the browser-based application.

US Pat. No. 10,715,367

INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An information transmission method, comprising:generating, by a transmit end device, an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol, wherein the OFDM symbol comprises a pi/2-binary phase shift keying (BPSK) modulated data signal and a pi/2-BPSK modulated phase tracking reference signal (PTRS); and
sending, by the transmit end device, the OFDM symbol to a receive end device;
wherein generating the OFDM symbol comprises:
obtaining the pi/2-BPSK modulated PTRS by phase-shifting one or more BPSK modulated symbols of a BPSK modulated PTRS by one or more respective phase-shift amounts, wherein a respective phase shift amount for a respective BPSK modulated symbol is based on a location of the respective BPSK modulated symbol in a sequence, wherein the sequence comprises one or more BPSK modulated data signals and the BPSK modulated PTRS.

US Pat. No. 10,714,881

ANGLED COAXIAL CONNECTORS FOR RECEIVING ELECTRICAL CONDUCTOR PINS HAVING DIFFERENT SIZES

PPC BROADBAND, INC., Eas...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a first body portion having a first longitudinal axis extending in a first axial direction;
a second body portion having a second longitudinal axis extending in a second axial direction, the second axial direction being angled relative to the first axial direction;
an electrical contact configured to be disposed in the first body portion; and
a conductive coupling element in contact with the electrical contact,
wherein the second body portion is configured to receive a coaxial cable adapter, and the conductive coupling element is configured to receive a central conductor of the adapter,
wherein the coupling element includes a wall having a first portion with a first inner diameter and a second portion with a second inner diameter, the second inner diameter being smaller that the first inner diameter, and
wherein the conductive coupling element includes a plurality of flexible fingers that, in a rest position, extend radially inward from the first portion of the coupling element to define an opening having a diameter that is smaller than the second inner diameter such that the coupling element is configured to receive the central conductor having a diameter equal to or less than the second inner diameter and provide an electrical connection between the electrical contact and the central conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,714,820

RADIATION APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An antenna comprising at least one radiation apparatus, the at least one radiation apparatus comprising:at least four radiators;
two L-shaped feeding sheets; and
a balun structure,
wherein the balun structure includes four L-shaped structures formed by eight conductive plates;
wherein each L-shaped structure is electrically connected to one radiator at one end of the balun structure, and angles between a length direction of the radiator and two conductive plates are approximately 45 degrees;
wherein each two adjacent L-shaped structures are arranged in a T shape, and the four radiators are in a cross shape and are approximately in a same horizontal plane;
wherein two adjacent conductive plates of each two L-shaped structures are approximately parallel to each other and are spaced by a preset distance to form four feeding slots; and
wherein the two L-shaped feeding sheets are disposed at approximately 90 degrees in the feeding slots in a staggered manner, and each L-shaped feeding sheet is disposed in two opposite feeding slots.

US Pat. No. 10,714,786

POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND ALL-SOLID BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A positive electrode active material for all-solid batteries comprising:a core comprising a lithium-containing metal oxide; and
a coating layer comprising LiI applied to the surface of the core;
wherein the core comprises LiCoO2 and the coating layer consists of a mixture of Li3BO3 and LiI;
wherein the coating layer is present from an amount of from 0.05 to 0.1 wt %, and the coating layer comprises Li3BO3 and LiI in a ratio of 9:1 to 8:2 on a mole basis.

US Pat. No. 10,714,753

METHOD OF MAKING SILICON-CARBIDE REINFORCED SOLID ELECTROLYTE BATTERY MATERIALS

Nanostar Inc., New Orlea...

1. A method comprising:admixing an anode active particulate that includes a reduced carbon matrix carrying a plurality of silicon nanocrystals with a solid electrolyte;
wherein the anode active particulate further includes a plurality of SiC nanofibers.

US Pat. No. 10,714,675

PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY FOUND...

1. A piezoelectric energy harvesting device comprising:a substrate including a 3-dimensional pattern surface layer; and
a piezoelectric material layer, which is formed on the 3-dimensional pattern surface layer and forms a 3-dimensional interface with the 3-dimensional pattern surface layer, the 3-dimensional interface being formed in a surface of the piezoelectric material layer facing to the substrate due to the 3-dimensional pattern surface layer.

US Pat. No. 10,714,520

MANUFACTURING AN ON-CHIP MICROLENS ARRAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

11. A method comprising:performing a preparation of a surface of a wafer comprising a plurality of pixels of an image sensor formed on the wafer by cleaning the surface of the wafer and dehydrating the cleaned surface, each pixel comprising a plurality of anti-reflective layers made of silicon nitride;
depositing a layer of photoresist on the surface of the wafer;
performing a patterning on the deposited layer, the patterning forming one or more blocks of uncured photoresists; and
performing a thermal curing of the one or more blocks of uncured photoresists, the thermal curing forming an array of microlenses of the image sensor from the one or more blocks of uncured photoresists, each microlens covering at least two of the plurality of pixels formed on the wafer, each microlens forming a portion of the image sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,714,223

METHOD OF STORING HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE

HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL, Ca...

1. A method of storing high level radioactive waste comprising:a) positioning a metal canister containing high level radioactive waste in a storage cavity of a ventilated system comprising a cask body, a cask lid positioned atop the cask body, at least one outlet duct extending from a top of the storage cavity to an ambient atmosphere, and a plurality of inlet ducts, the plurality of inlet ducts having a combined cross-sectional area that is a sum of a cross-sectional area of each of the inlet ducts of the plurality of inlet ducts;
b) convectively flowing ventilation air from the ambient atmosphere into a bottom of the storage cavity through the inlet ducts, the ventilation air being heated at a heating rate and rising from the bottom of the storage cavity to the top of the storage cavity, the ventilation air exiting the storage cavity through the at least one outlet duct; and
c) progressively reducing the combined cross-sectional area of the plurality of inlet ducts over time to reduce an amount of the ventilation air that enters the storage cavity and maintain the heating rate of the ventilation air above a predetermined threshold;
wherein step c) comprises:
c-1) positioning a first air flow adjustment member in at least one of the plurality of inlet ducts, the first air flow adjustment member reducing the cross-sectional area of the at least one of the plurality of inlet ducts by a first percentage; and
c-2) replacing the first air flow adjustment member with a second air flow adjustment member, the second air flow adjustment member reducing the cross-sectional area of the at least one of the plurality of inlet ducts by a second percentage that is greater than the first percentage;
wherein the first air flow adjustment member comprises a first gridwork of plates comprising a first set of parallel plates and a second set of parallel plates that are orthogonal to the first set of parallel plates, the first and second sets of parallel plates of the first gridwork of plates defining a plurality of openings having a combined first cross-sectional area that is less than the cross-sectional area of the at least one of the plurality of inlet ducts, wherein the second air flow adjustment member comprises a second gridwork of plates comprising a first set of parallel plates and a second set of parallel plates that are orthogonal to the first set of parallel plates, the first and second sets of parallel plates of the second gridwork of plates defining a plurality of openings having a combined second cross-sectional area that is less than the combined first cross-sectional area.

US Pat. No. 10,714,190

PAGE BUFFER CIRCUIT AND NONVOLATILE STORAGE DEVICE

Powerchip Semiconductor M...

1. A page buffer circuit comprising:a latch circuit that temporarily stores data when data is written in or read out from a memory cell of a nonvolatile storage device through a bit line,
wherein the page buffer circuit is configured using a switched capacitor circuit, and
the page buffer circuit comprises
a first capacitor connected to a sense terminal connected to one end of the latch circuit,
a second capacitor comprising one end connected to the bit line,
a first switch interposed between the sense terminal and the other end of the second capacitor,
a second switch interposed between the sense terminal and a supply voltage,
a first transistor comprising a control terminal and a first element terminal connected to both terminals of the first switch in parallel,
a second transistor comprising first and second element terminals connected between a second element terminal of the first transistor and a ground, and
a control circuit controlling the first and second switches and the second transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,714,040

DISPLAY DEVICE, DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DRIVING METHOD FOR THE SAME

HKC Corporation Limited, ...

1. A driving circuit for driving a display panel, comprising:n number of cascaded gate driving unit circuits where n is a positive integer greater than 2, wherein the nth gate driving unit circuit comprises:
an input module circuit for receiving a gate scanning signal Gn?2 outputted by the (n?2)th stage gate driving unit circuit and raising a control end voltage signal Qn to a first high electrical level based on the gate scanning signal Gn?2;
a raise module circuit for receiving a clock signal CLKn?2 of the (n?2)th stage gate driving unit circuit, a clock signal CLKn?1 of the (n?1)th stage gate driving unit circuit and a control end voltage signal Qn?1 of the (n?1)th stage gate driving unit circuit, and raising the control end voltage signal Qn from the first high electrical level to a second high electrical level based on the clock signal CLKn?2, the clock signal CLKn?1 and the control end voltage signal Qn?1;
an output module circuit for receiving a clock signal CLKn, coupling the control end voltage signal Qn from the second high electrical level to a third high electrical level based on the clock signal CLKn and outputting a gate scanning signal Gn based on the coupled control end voltage signal Qn and the clock signal CLKn;
a feedback module circuit for receiving a feedback signal and depressing the coupled control end voltage signal Qn based on the feedback signal; and
a control module circuit for controlling a depression maintain module circuit to maintain the low voltage of the control end voltage signal Qn.

US Pat. No. 10,713,851

LIVE AUGMENTED REALITY USING TRACKING

Fyusion, Inc., San Franc...

1. A method comprising:receiving a request to capture a plurality of images used to generate a multi-view interactive digital media representation of a vehicle appearing in the plurality of images;
receiving first live images, comprising the vehicle, captured from a camera on a mobile device, the first live images being output to a display of the mobile device, the first live images comprising first 2-D pixel data captured by the camera;
receiving first sensor data indicating a first orientation of the camera associated with a first image of the first live images;
generating a first synthetic image comprising: 1) a location selector rendered into the first 2-D pixel data associated with the first image, the location selector being a movable first virtual object in the first synthetic image such that selection of the location selector causes a pixel location in the first image to be selected and 2) the vehicle;
receiving, via a touch screen of the display and via the location selector, a selection of the pixel location in the first 2-D pixel data from the first image;
determining a first pixel location in the first 2-D pixel data from the first image of a first tracking point, the first tracking point being within the first 2-D pixel data associated with the vehicle and the first tracking point being proximate to the pixel location selected via the location selector;
generating a second synthetic image comprising 1) a second virtual object rendered into the first 2-D pixel data from the first image, the second virtual object being positioned in the first 2-D pixel data from the first live image relative to first pixel location of the first tracking point;
outputting the second synthetic image to the display;
after the first image is captured, receiving second live images captured by the camera, the second live images comprising second 2-D pixel data, the second live images comprising the vehicle from a plurality of different views;
receiving second sensor data, associated with the second live images, indicating second orientations of the camera;
receiving second live image data comprising second 2-D pixel data from the camera;
based upon the first sensor data, the second sensor data, the first 2-D pixel data and the second 2-D pixel data, determining, as the view of the vehicle in the second live images changes, second pixel locations of the first tracking point in the second 2-D pixel data of the second live images on an image by image basis, the second pixel locations being determined using spatial intensity information or optical flows derived from the second 2-D pixel data;
generating a third synthetic images comprising the second virtual object rendered into the second 2-D pixel data at third pixel locations positioned relative to the second pixel locations of the first tracking point;
outputting the third synthetic images to the display, each of the third synthetic images showing one of the different views of the vehicle as captured by the camera and the second virtual object.

US Pat. No. 10,713,601

PERSONALIZED CONTEXTUAL SUGGESTION ENGINE

1. A method of generating user-specific contextual association rules, the method comprising:receiving signal information describing an event from a computing device associated with a user;
classifying the event as non-routine;
building a data vector for the event by assigning a value to a plurality of components of the data vector using information derived from the signal information, wherein a component of the data vector indicates that the event is non- routine;
generating an association rule for a first type of event using the data vector as an input to a machine learning algorithm that generates the association rule as an output, the association rule assigning a probability that the user is interested in a contextual suggestion given a specific non-routine user context;
storing the association rule;
receiving additional signal information from a device associated with the user;
determining a present context of the user from the additional signal information;
determining that the present context is the specific non-routine user context; and
triggering the contextual suggestion.

US Pat. No. 10,713,593

IMPLICIT BRIDGING OF MACHINE LEARNING TASKS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving (i) a model input comprising text in a source language, and (ii) data identifying a target language that the text in the source language is to be translated into by the machine learning model;
augmenting the model input with an identifier that identifies at least the target language to generate an augmented model input; and
processing the augmented model input using a machine learning model to generate a model output that is a translation of the model input into the target language, wherein the machine learning model has been trained on training data to translate model inputs into a plurality of different languages including the target language, and wherein the machine learning model comprises:
an encoder neural network; and
a decoder neural network that is shared between the plurality of different languages and that is configured to generate outputs from a shared vocabulary that includes outputs from all of the plurality of different languages.

US Pat. No. 10,713,580

FAILURE PREDICTION APPARATUS FOR ELECTRIC DEVICE AND FAILURE PREDICTION METHOD USING THE SAME

UNIST(ULSAN NATIONAL INST...

1. A failure prediction method using a failure prediction apparatus, comprising:receiving time-series data about measured performance parameters from a device under test;
encoding the time-series data with a plurality of symbols corresponding to a predetermined range;
calculating a transition probabilities between the symbols of the encoded time-series data, and generating a transition matrix according to the transition probabilities;
calculating an abnormal indicator, which is a difference between the transition matrix and a pre-stored database, and an increased value of the abnormal indicator,
wherein a matrix norm is used for the calculating the abnormal indicator, which is the difference between the transition matrix and the pre-stored database,
wherein the increased value of the abnormal indicator includes at least one of an instantaneous slope of the abnormal indicator and the number of continuous times the abnormal indicator being increased; and
comparing the increased value of the abnormal indicator and a predetermined threshold value, and if the increased value of the abnormal indicator is greater than the predetermined threshold value, predicting that failure of the device under test is to occur.

US Pat. No. 10,713,563

OBJECT RECOGNITION USING A CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORK TRAINED BY PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS AND REPEATED SPECTRAL CLUSTERING

Technische Universiteit E...

1. A method of object recognition using a convolutional neural network (CNN), the method comprising:a) training a CNN with a set of training images to produce a trained CNN; and
b) classifying an image of an object using the trained CNN;
wherein training the CNN comprises:
for each layer of multiple layers of the CNN, generating a set of convolutional filters associated with the layer from a selected subset of eigenvectors produced from linear principal component analysis of patches of an affinity matrix constructed by convolving the set of training images with a set of prior convolutional filters from a prior layer of the CNN, where the affinity matrix represents correlations of feature vectors associated with the prior layer;
training a regular classifier by error back-propagation using the training images and labels associated with the training images.

US Pat. No. 10,713,559

RECURRENT ENVIRONMENT PREDICTORS

DeepMind Technologies Lim...

1. An environment simulation system for generating predicted observations characterizing predicted states of an environment that would result from an agent performing actions to interact with the environment, the environment simulation system comprising:a recurrent neural network implemented by one or more computers and configured to, at each current time step of a sequence of multiple time steps:
receive a preceding action for a preceding time step, the preceding action being an action performed at the preceding time step by the agent interacting with the environment or to be performed at the preceding time step by the agent; generate a cell state of the recurrent neural network for the current time step using the preceding action for the preceding time step, comprising:
generating an initial hidden state of the recurrent neural network for the current time step as a function of the preceding action and a final hidden state of the preceding time step; and
updating a cell state of the recurrent neural network from the preceding time step using at least the initial hidden state for the current time step to generate the cell state for the current time step; and
generate a final hidden state of the recurrent neural network for the current time step using the cell state for the current time step; and
a decoder neural network implemented by the one or more computers and configured to, at each of one or more current time steps of the sequence of multiple time steps:
receive the final hidden state of the recurrent neural network for the current time step; and
process the final hidden state to generate a predicted observation characterizing a predicted state of the environment at the current time step.

US Pat. No. 10,713,490

TRAFFIC MONITORING AND REPORTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Polaris Sensor Technologi...

1. A system, comprising:a video imaging sensor configured to record video data indicative of possible pedestrians and vehicles in an area under observation;
a radar device configured to record radar data indicative of possible pedestrians and vehicles in an area under observation; and
a sensor control device configured to segment and classify the radar and video data and correlate classified radar objects with classified video objects to identify correlated objects of interest, the sensor control device comprising logic configured to search classified video objects for correlating classified radar objects, record a likeness of the modalities for a property, and determine a likelihood of correlation between the modalities,
the sensor control device further configured to track the correlated objects to identify tracked pedestrians and vehicles,
the sensor control device further configured to receive and store in the memory traffic rules data indicative of traffic laws for the area under observation,
the sensor control device further configured to process the tracked pedestrians and vehicles with the traffic rules data to generate and store in the memory data indicative of alleged traffic violations.

US Pat. No. 10,713,361

ANTI-MALWARE PROTECTION USING VOLUME FILTERS

Acronis International Gmb...

1. A method for protecting a computer system from ransomware and malware by copying and backing up files using a volume filter, wherein the method comprises:receiving a file modification request for a first file of a plurality of files stored in a storage device, wherein the file modification request is issued by a process executing in an operating system environment;
retrieving a file allocation map associated with the storage device, wherein the file allocation map indicates locations of the plurality of files by respective logical clusters in the storage device;
responsive to detecting that the process is an untrusted process, tracking changes to one or more blocks of the first file requested by the file modification request and using the file allocation map;
when changes to the one or more blocks of the first file are detected at a block level of the storage device, generating by the volume filter a backup of the one or more blocks of the first file, wherein the backup comprises a version of the one or more blocks prior to being changed by the file modification request; and
writing the changes at the one or more blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,713,114

MEMORY MODULE AND OPERATION METHOD OF THE SAME

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A memory module comprising:a plurality of first memory devices;
at least one second memory device suitable for caching a part of data stored in the plurality of first memory devices;
an access control circuit suitable for accessing the at least one second memory device when a region of the plurality of first memory devices for a host memory controller to access is cached in the at least one second memory device, and accessing the plurality of first memory devices otherwise;
an error correction code generation circuit suitable for generating, by using write data transferred from the host memory controller in a write operation for the plurality of first memory devices, an error correction code to be stored together with the write data; and
an error correction circuit suitable for correcting an error of read data read from the plurality of first memory devices in a read operation for the plurality of first memory devices, by using the error correction code read together with the read data,
wherein the error correction code generation circuit and the error correction circuit are activated when the access control circuit accesses the plurality of first memory devices and deactivated when the access control circuit accesses the at least one second memory device, and
wherein the error correction code generation circuit is deactivated in a write operation for accessing the cached data of the at least one second memory device, and the error correction circuit is deactivated in a read operation for accessing the cached data of the at least one second memory device.

US Pat. No. 10,713,001

CONTROL METHOD AND VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE PROVISION APPARATUS

BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMEN...

1. A control method for use with a user, the control method comprising:tracking a position of a reference body in a real space, the reference body being a first body part of the user or a controller;
displaying an image of a virtual reality space associated with the real space on a head tracking-type head mounted display (HMD) worn by the user;
associating a position of a virtual object given a role in the virtual reality space with the position of the reference body to follow the position of the reference body;
performing a control to output sound according to the role from a headphone worn by the user based on whether a positional condition for changing sound determined based on the position of the reference body in the real space or the position of the virtual object in the virtual reality space is satisfied, wherein:
the control of the output sound is performed such that:
when the positional condition is not satisfied: (a) the sound according to the role is not output and instead environmental sound in the virtual reality space is output, or (b) the environmental sound in the virtual reality space is output louder than the sound according to the role, and
when the positional condition is satisfied: (i) the environmental sound in the virtual reality space is not output and instead the sound according to the role is output, or (ii) the sound according to the role is output louder than the environmental sound in the virtual reality space.

US Pat. No. 10,712,967

TRANSFERRING DATA BETWEEN MEMORIES UTILIZING LOGICAL BLOCK ADDRESSES

Ocient Holdings LLC, Chi...

1. A method for buffering data from non-volatile memory into volatile memory, the method comprises:identifying, by a processing entity of a computing device, a plurality of data units to read from non-volatile memory and to write into ordered buffers of volatile memory, wherein data units of the plurality of data units have a variety of data sizes, wherein the plurality of data units is stored in “n” number of logical data blocks of the non-volatile memory, wherein a data unit of the plurality of data units is at least partially stored in two or more logical data blocks of the “n” number of logical data blocks of the non-volatile memory, and wherein “n” is an integer greater than or equal to two;
generating, by the processing entity, read operations regarding the plurality of data units, wherein the number of read operations equals “n”;
tagging, by the processing entity, each read operation of the read operations with a unique ordered tag value, wherein a first read operation of the read operations is regarding a first logical data block of the “n” number of logical data blocks of the non-volatile memory and is tagged with a first ordered tag value;
receiving, by the processing entity, read responses to the read operations from the non-volatile memory, wherein a first read response of the read responses is in response to the first read operation and includes the first ordered tag value;
writing, by the processing entity, data units contained in the read responses into the ordered buffers in accordance with the ordered tag values; and
tracking, by the processing entity, consumption of the plurality of data units from the ordered buffers.

US Pat. No. 10,712,947

DATA PROCESSING METHOD AND RELATED STORAGE DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data processing method implemented by a first storage device in a storage area network (SAN), comprising:receiving, from a host, a first reservation preemption command via a target port of the host, wherein the SAN comprises the first storage device and a second storage device, wherein the second storage device comprises a target logical unit (LU) that is identified by a logical unit number (LUN), wherein the first reservation preemption command comprises a port identifier of the target port, a to-be-checked reservation key, and the LUN of the target LU, and wherein the to-be-checked reservation key enables the second storage device to check the target port that sends the first reservation preemption command;
determining, based on a preset port mapping relationship, a forwarding port of the first storage device that corresponds to the target port, wherein the preset port mapping relationship comprises a mapping relationship between the target port and the forwarding port;
encapsulating the to-be-checked reservation key, the LUN, the port identifier of the target port, and a port identifier of the forwarding port to obtain a second reservation preemption command; and
sending the second reservation preemption command to the second storage device using the forwarding port, wherein the second reservation preemption command instructs the second storage device to perform a reservation preemption operation based on checking a stored reservation key in reservation registration information of the target LU against the to-be-checked reservation key, and wherein the reservation registration information comprises a one-to-one correspondence between the target port and the stored reservation key.

US Pat. No. 10,712,586

OPTICAL DEVICE AND OPTICAL SYSTEM

Omron Corporation, Kyoto...

1. An optical device comprising:a light guide plate configured to guide light within a plane parallel to an emission surface; and
a plurality of deflectors configured to deflect light guided thereto by the light guide plate, causing light forming an image in a space outside the light guide plate to exit from the emission surface,
wherein each deflector in the plurality of deflectors cause the light to exit from the emission surface toward a direction converging onto a single convergence point or convergence line in the space, or to radiate from a single convergence point or convergence line in the space,
wherein the convergence point or the convergence line is mutually different among the plurality of deflectors with a grouping of a plurality of the convergence points or the convergence lines forming the image in the space,
wherein each deflector in the plurality of deflectors is configured such that any of the light rays in the light emitted from the emission surface via the deflector passes through a specific observation position in the space,
wherein at least one of the deflectors among the plurality of deflectors is configured such that given a first line connecting one edge of the deflector and the convergence point or convergence line and a second line connecting the convergence point or the convergence line to the observation position, the first line is located between where the second line or an extension thereof intersects with the light guide plate and the one edge of said deflector so that the first line and the second line form no more than a predetermined angle within a plane orthogonal to the direction along which light is guided by the light guide plate,
wherein at least one of the deflectors in the plurality of deflectors includes a first segment near one edge and the second segment near the other edge, the first segment and the second segment situated about a position corresponding to the optical axis of light converging toward or radiating from the convergence point or convergence line in a plane orthogonal to the direction along which light is guided by the light guide plate, and
wherein the light emitted from the first segment and the light emitted from the second segment are asymmetrical about the optical axis.

US Pat. No. 10,712,373

FINGERPRINTING OF FLUID INJECTION DEVICES

Woodward, Inc., Fort Col...

1. A computer-implemented method for characterizing a fluid injector, comprising:measuring a plurality of electrical waveforms corresponding to a selected magnitude of electrical excitation provided to an actuator of a fluid injector;
determining a collection of data representative of the plurality of electrical waveforms and based on the measuring of the plurality of electrical waveforms;
identifying characteristics associated with the fluid injector, based on the collection of data, comprising one or more of:
a pull locus;
a first subset of the collection of data representative of a selected first electrical waveform of the plurality of electrical waveforms;
a representative opening value;
a representative closing value, further based on the representative opening value;
an anchor value, further based on the first subset;
a second subset of the collection of data, representative of a selected second electrical waveform of the plurality of electrical waveforms, further based on the pull locus, the first subset, and the representative opening value;
a maximum electrical value, based on the second subset;
an opening locus further based on the anchor value, and the maximum electrical value;
a hold value; and
providing the identified characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,712,272

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING CELLULAR METABOLIC ACTIVITY

TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE...

1. A method for assessing cellular metabolic activity, comprising:illuminating at least one cell with optical radiation so as to cause multi-photon excitation of at least two endogenous metabolic cofactors in said at least one cell, thereby causing said at least two excited metabolic cofactors to emit fluorescent radiation;
using a detector to detect said fluorescent radiation emitted by said at least two excited metabolic cofactors;
using a computer processor to analyze said fluorescent radiation to derive the following parameters: (1) an optical redox ratio of said at least two metabolic cofactors, (2) a fluorescence lifetime of at least one of said at least two metabolic cofactors, and (3) a parameter indicative of mitochondrial clustering in said at least one cell; and
determining an increase in glycolysis level relative to oxidative phosphorylation in said at least one cell by concurrently detecting: (1) a reduction in said optical redox ratio, (2) a decrease in said fluorescence lifetime, and (3) an increase in said mitochondrial clustering parameter as compared to said optical redox ratio, said fluorescence lifetime and said mitochondrial clustering parameter when said glycolysis level and said oxidative phosphorylation in said at least one cell are balanced relative to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,712,232

FLOW DIVERTING WIND TUNNEL

WINFIELD SOLUTIONS, LLC, ...

1. A wind tunnel device comprising:a closed-loop tunnel that forms a generally rectangular path;
a fan positioned in the tunnel, the fan configured to circulate air through the closed-loop tunnel;
one or more turning vanes positioned in a corner of the tunnel and configured to move between a first position in which the one or more turning vanes permit re-circulation of air through the tunnel and a second position in which the one or more turning vanes inhibit re-circulation of air through the tunnel;
a supply duct selectively in fluid communication with the tunnel; and
an exhaust duct selectively in fluid communication with the tunnel;
wherein the supply duct is configured to supply air to the tunnel and the exhaust duct is configured to permit air to flow out of the tunnel via the fan in response to the one or more turning vanes being moved to the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,712,197

OPTICAL SENSOR PACKAGE

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. An optical device package comprising:a substrate that passes light at an optical wavelength, the substrate having a first side, a second side opposite the first side and a side wall extending between the first and second sides;
an optical device assembly mounted to the second side of the substrate, the optical device assembly comprising an integrated device die, the integrated device die having a first surface mounted to and facing the substrate and a second surface opposite the first surface; and
a molding compound disposed at least partially over the second surface of the integrated device die and at least partially along a side wall of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,712,160

VEHICLE TRACTION MAP FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

UATC, LLC, San Francisco...

1. A method of operating an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:receiving, by a computing system comprising one or more computing devices, sensor data from at least one sensor of the autonomous vehicle;
determining, by the computing system, a first traction value based on the sensor data from the at least one sensor of the autonomous vehicle, the first traction value being correlative to a coefficient of friction;
associating, by the computing system, the first traction value with a first location of a first road surface;
determining, by the computing system, a second traction value of a second location of a second road surface by spatially extrapolating the first traction value of the first location with respect to the second location based on a comparison of respective road characteristics of the first location and the second location, the second location being spaced apart from the first location; and
storing, by the computing system, the first traction value with the first location and the second traction value with the second location.

US Pat. No. 10,711,964

FLAME SIMULATING ASSEMBLY FOR SIMULATED FIREPLACES INCLUDING AN INTEGRATED FLAME SCREEN AND EMBER BED

Living Style (B.V.I.) Lim...

1. A flame simulating assembly for providing an image of flames in fluctuating light, comprising:a light source;
an imaging wall above said light source;
a rotating flicker rod having a plurality of flicker elements disposed in the path of the light source;
a contoured one-piece enclosure surrounding at least a portion of the flicker rod,
said contoured enclosure including a simulated ember portion above the flicker rod and forward of an axis of rotation of the flicker rod and a flame screen portion above the flicker rod and rearward of the axis of rotation of the flicker rod;
the flicker rod configured and arranged to intermittently reflect light onto the simulated fuel bed, creating a glowing effect thereon, and onto the imaging screen, creating a simulated flame thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,711,734

OPTIMAL THRUST CONTROL OF AN AIRCRAFT ENGINE

RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES COR...

1. A control system for a gas turbine engine, the control system comprising:a nozzle scheduler for determining an exhaust nozzle position goal (A8 GOAL) based on a nozzle schedule of exhaust nozzle positions related to flight conditions, the exhaust nozzle changing positions to change dimensions of an exhaust section with respect to a tail cone;
a plurality of system sensors for determining sensor signals;
an engine model for estimating synthesis signals (FN) using the sensor signals;
a goal generator module for determining auxiliary goals and actuator goals;
the auxiliary goals based on engine states that are related to engine thrust during transient engine operations; and
the actuator goals based on positions for high pressure compressor stator vanes (HPCSV), low pressure compressor stator vanes (LPCSV) and/or engine stability bleeds (BLD);
a control module, being a hybrid model predictive control (HMPC), electronically receiving information, including:
the exhaust nozzle position goal (A8 GOAL);
the sensor signals;
the synthesis signals (FN); and
the auxiliary and actuator goals; and
based on the received information, the control module determining and outputting a control command for the gas turbine engine, the control command including:
a fuel flow (WF) command;
a stability bleeds (BLD) position command;
an exhaust nozzle position command;
a high pressure compressor stator vanes (HPCSV) position command; and
a low pressure compressor stator vanes (LPCSV) position command.

US Pat. No. 10,711,663

VALVE DRIVE FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Mahle International GmbH,...

1. A valve drive of an internal combustion engine, the valve drive comprising:a camshaft including at least one first cam non-rotatably coupled on the camshaft and a second cam arranged axially adjacent to the at least one first cam relative to the camshaft, the second cam structured as an exhaust cam and the at least one first cam structured as a brake cam, the at least one first cam having a reduced cam lift relative to the second cam;
at least one cam follower configured to be drive-connected to the at least one first cam when in a first position and to be drive-connected to the second cam when in a second position;
wherein the at least one cam follower is connected to an exhaust valve of the internal combustion engine via a rocker;
wherein a hydraulic actuating element is disposed on one of the rocker and a valve bridge of the exhaust valve, the hydraulic actuating element including a plunger configured to be adjusted between an extended position and a retracted position;
wherein the hydraulic actuating element is operatively connected to the brake cam providing a braking stroke when the plunger is in the extended position; and
wherein the hydraulic actuating element is operatively disconnected from the brake cam providing a cylinder cutout when the plunger is in the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,711,582

SALINATED WASTEWATER FOR ENHANCING HYDROCARBON RECOVERY

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of preparing an injection fluid for enhancing hydrocarbon recovery from a formation, the method comprising:adding a divalent salt to a treated wastewater to form salinated treated wastewater, wherein the treated wastewater comprises a total dissolved solids (TDS) level that is less than 15,000 parts per million (ppm), wherein the divalent salt comprises a magnesium salt, a calcium salt, a sulfate, or a combination thereof, and wherein the salinated treated wastewater has a magnesium salt concentration within a range of 5,000 ppm to 25,000 ppm;
testing the salinated treated wastewater for a shift in wettability;
testing the salinated treated wastewater for a change in oil recovery; and
applying the salinated treated wastewater as an injection fluid, wherein the shift in wettability is equal to or greater than a predetermined wettability differential value, and the change in oil recovery of the salinated treated wastewater is equal to or greater than a predetermined oil recovery differential value.

US Pat. No. 10,711,203

HYDROCARBON PYROLYSIS

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A hydrocarbon pyrolysis process, the process comprising:(a) providing a feed comprising ?1 wt. % of C2+ hydrocarbon;
(b) providing an elongated flow-through reactor having (i) an internal volume which includes first and second regions, opposed first and second openings in fluidic communication with the internal volume, wherein the first and second openings are separated by a reactor length (LR), and (ii) a first channeled thermal mass located in the first region, the first channeled thermal mass having an open frontal area ?55% and comprising a refractory, wherein the first channeled thermal mass includes:
(A) a first aperture, the first aperture being proximate to the first opening and in fluidic communication with the first opening,
(B) at least one internal channel in fluidic communication with the first aperture, and
(C) a second aperture, the second aperture being in fluidic communication with the first aperture via a flowpath L1 through the channel, L1 being ?0.1*LR;
(c) heating the first channeled thermal mass;
(d) establishing a flow of the feed into the channel toward the second aperture at a flow rate ?0.01 kg/s by introducing the feed through the first opening and through the first aperture;
(e) pyrolysing the feed flow's C2+ hydrocarbon in the channel under pyrolysis conditions during a pyrolysis time interval tP of at least one second which begins at a first time t1 and ends at a second time t2 which cools the first channeled thermal mass and produces a flow of a pyrolysis product comprising molecular hydrogen and C2+ olefin, wherein the pyrolysis conditions include:
(i) a conversion ?50 wt. %,
(ii) a first gas temperature profile at t1 which increases substantially monotonically from a first temperature (T1) proximate to the first aperture to a second temperature (T2) proximate to the second aperture, with T2 being in the range of from 800° C. to 1400° C., and
(iii) a second gas temperature profile at t2 which exhibits a temperature T3 proximate to the first aperture and a temperature T4 proximate to the second aperture, wherein T3 is ?T1 and T4 is in the range of from T2 to (T2?100° C.); and
(f) during tP, conducting the flow of the pyrolysis product into the second region of the internal volume via the second aperture, and away from the reactor via the second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,711,198

CATALYTIC UPGRADING OF PYROLYTIC VAPORS

Valmet Technologies Oy, ...

1. A method for producing crude condensate from pyrolyzable material comprising:burning fuel in a fluidized bed boiler to produce flue gas and heat,
heating a first particulate material comprised by a fluidized bed of the fluidized bed boiler with said heat,
optionally, heating a second particulate material using the heated first particulate material,
transferring at least a portion of the heated first particulate material or at least a portion of the heated second particulate material to a pyrolysis reactor,
conveying the pyrolyzable material into the pyrolysis reactor,
pyrolyzing the pyrolyzable material in the pyrolysis reactor by contacting the pyrolyzable material with the heated first particulate material or the heated second particulate material to produce at least raw pyrolytic vapor comprising non-condensable gases, oxygenated condensable hydrocarbons, and char,
cleaning at least a portion of the raw pyrolytic vapor to produce a clean pyrolytic vapor and char,
transferring a portion of the char back into the fluidized bed boiler or into a char burner, burning the char in the fluidized bed boiler or in the char burner to produce heat, and transferring the heat back to the pyrolysis reactor,
deoxygenating at least part of the clean pyrolytic vapor in the presence of a catalyst bed comprising catalyst material and at a partial pressure of hydrogen in the catalyst bed of less than 0.5 bar to produce a treated pyrolyticvapor product, and
separating at least a portion of the treated pyrolytic vapor product into a crude condensate comprising bio-crude and non-condensable gas comprising carbon oxides, hydrogen, and methane.

US Pat. No. 10,710,780

CLOSURE FOR A CONTAINER NECK

GCL International S.A.R.L...

1. A closure for a container neck, the closure comprising a body and a cap that removably engages the body;the body comprises a retention member in an operative position for retaining the body on a container neck, wherein the retention member is a clip for engaging an underside of a shoulder of the container neck; and
the body defines a retention member disconnection line that is severable to release the retention member from the operative position, wherein the retention member disconnection line is a line of weakness;
the clip has a base adjoining a support region of the body at a junction; and
the retention member disconnection line extends along the junction between the base of the clip and the support region of the body;
the body comprises a plurality of circumferentially spaced clips, each clip of said plurality of circumferentially spaced clips having a base adjoining the support region of the body at a junction; and
the retention member disconnection line is circumferential and extends along the junction between the base of each clip of said plurality of circumferentially spaced clips and the support region of the body;
wherein said retention member disconnection line is located within a groove.

US Pat. No. 10,710,739

AUTONOMOUS AIRCRAFT FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Zodiac Aerotechnics, Pla...

1. An aircraft fuel-cell system, comprising:a fuel cell;
related ancillary equipment for fuel-cell functioning;
a battery;
a battery charger;
a preload resistor; and
a series of contactors configured to control the flow of electricity generated by the fuel cell, wherein the series of contactors comprise a resistor contactor, a fuel-cell contactor, a battery contactor, and a bus contactor.

US Pat. No. 10,710,730

PASSIVE OBOGS TEMPERATURE SUPPLY USING CONDITIONED AVIONICS COOLING

Honeywell International I...

1. A temperature control system in an aircraft, the temperature control system comprising:a primary heat exchanger configured to provide heat exchange between a bleed air from the aircraft and a temperature controlled fluid from avionics in the aircraft to cool the bleed air using the temperature controlled fluid from the avionics,
wherein the temperature controlled fluid circulates from the avionics, to an avionics cooling supply, to the primary heat exchanger, and back to the avionics,
wherein the bleed air exits the primary heat exchanger as supply air for an onboard oxygen generating system (OBOGS),
wherein a temperature range of the temperature controlled fluid overlaps with an OBOGS operable temperature range whereby a temperature difference between a temperature of the bleed air exiting the primary heat exchanger and a temperature of the temperature controlled fluid entering the primary heat exchanger is within a predetermined temperature range, and
wherein the bleed air flows directly from the primary heat exchanger and into the OBOGS without active temperature control of the bleed air between the primary heat exchanger and the OBOGS.

US Pat. No. 10,710,672

BICYCLE RIM BRAKE

SRAM, LLC, Chicago, IL (...

1. A rim brake for a bicycle, the rim brake comprising:a first brake arm, a first pivot of the first brake arm adapted to be pivotally mounted to a first mounting location on the bicycle, a first pad holder downwardly extending from the first pivot and pivoting around the first pivot in a first angular direction responsive to actuation of the brake;
a second brake arm, a second pivot of the second brake arm adapted to be pivotally mounted to a second mounting location on the bicycle, the second pivot horizontally spaced from the first pivot, a second pad holder downwardly extending from the second pivot and pivoting around the second pivot in a second angular direction opposite the first angular direction responsive to actuation of the brake;
a biasing member of the second brake arm upwardly extending from the second pivot and pivoting around the second pivot with the second pad holder as a unit;
a force transfer member of the second brake arm upwardly extending from the second pivot and operable to transmit torque to the second pad holder in the second angular direction upon actuation of the brake;
a hydraulic piston having a piston actuation axis, wherein the piston actuation axis pivots around the second pivot upon actuation of the rim brake; and
a centering member adjoining the transfer member and the biasing member, the centering member defining an angular position of the force transfer member relative to the biasing member, the centering member adjustable to move the second pad holder without moving the first pad holder.

US Pat. No. 10,710,543

CENTRAL PASSENGER AIR BAG

TRW VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEM...

1. A vehicle occupant safety system for helping to protect front seat occupants of a vehicle in the event of a collision that results in oblique forward occupant movement, comprising:a frontal air bag inflatable between an instrument panel and the front seat vehicle occupant; and
a central air bag inflatable adjacent and inboard of the frontal air bag;
wherein the central air bag is a pillow shaped bag having an elongated configuration with a longitudinal axis that extends obliquely relative to the longitudinal vehicle axis in a direction that is rearward and outboard of the vehicle and toward the frontal air bag so that the central air bag engages the frontal air bag and extends rearward beyond the extent of the frontal air bag;
wherein the frontal air bag is configured and positioned to receive and cushion the vehicle occupant moving in an oblique direction in the vehicle as the result of a vehicle collision, and
wherein the central air bag is configured and positioned to support an inboard portion of the frontal air bag against flattening out in response to receiving the obliquely moving occupant, and to engage the obliquely moving occupant's head and resist rotation of the vehicle occupant's head resulting from moving obliquely into engagement with the frontal air bag.

US Pat. No. 10,710,530

ADJUSTABLE BRACKET FOR INSTALLATION OF A VEHICLE BUMPER

Compagnie Plastic Omnium,...

1. An adjustable bracket for installation of a vehicle bumper on a body of a vehicle comprising:a bracket being configured to be connected to the body to support the vehicle bumper, and the bracket comprises a fixed bracket and an adjusting bracket,
wherein the bracket comprises a movable connection between the fixed bracket and the adjusting bracket, which allows the adjusting bracket to have a translational movement in a vertical direction of the vehicle with respect to the fixed bracket, and
wherein the adjusting bracket is provided at its top with a position-limiting device which can abut against a light of the vehicle, and
wherein the fixed bracket and the adjusting bracket are both provided with a mounting structure fastened to the body.

US Pat. No. 10,710,522

DIAGNOSTIC METHODS AND APPARATUSES IN VEHICLE NETWORK

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A diagnostic method performed by a gateway in a vehicle network, wherein the gateway comprises a controller and a physical (PHY) layer which manages ports and is connected to the controller, the diagnostic method comprising:receiving, by the PHY layer, a diagnostic request message from an external diagnostic apparatus connected to a first port;
receiving, by the controller, the diagnostic request message from the PHY layer when a security authentication is required for the diagnostic request message,
receiving, by the controller, a security authentication request message and information on a service time during which a diagnostic service is performed from the external diagnostic apparatus;
verifying, by the controller, the security authentication request message;
activating, by the PHY layer, a port of the PHY layer connected to a target communication node to be diagnosed among the ports, under control of the controller in the service time, when verification of the security authentication request message is completed; and
deactivating, by the PHY layer, the port connected to the target communication node under control of the controller when the service time expires,
wherein a message exchange between the external diagnostic apparatus and the target communication node is restricted by the deactivation of the port connected to the target communication node.

US Pat. No. 10,710,479

OCCUPANT COMFORT SYSTEM

Faurecia Automotive Seati...

1. An occupant support for use in a vehicle, the occupant support comprisinga seat base adapted to couple with the vehicle for movement with the vehicle,
a seat coupled with the seat base for movement with the seat base, the seat including a seat bottom and a seat back, the seat bottom having a first lateral side, a second lateral side spaced apart from the first lateral side, a fore end, and an aft end spaced apart from the fore end, the seat back arranged to extend upwardly and away from the aft end of the seat bottom, and the seat bottom and seat back cooperate to define a support surface adapted to support an occupant of the occupant support thereon, and
motion-sickness mitigation means for facilitating relative movement between the support surface of the seat and the seat base in response to an acceleration acting on the seat base to reduce at least one of lateral acceleration and fore-and-aft acceleration of the occupant during acceleration of the seat base so that motion sickness experienced by the occupant is minimized.

US Pat. No. 10,710,406

ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE AXLE INCLUDING A DIFFERENTIAL

1. An assembly designed to be mounted at an end portion of an axle of a vehicle, the axle comprising a differential carrier housing which contains a differential, two drive shafts and two wheel hubs, wherein each drive shaft has one end connected to the differential and a second end configured to be connected to at least one wheel of the vehicle via a wheel hub, the assembly comprising:a cover configured to be mounted at the end portion of the axle;
a stop fastened to the cover so as to face one end face of one drive shaft of the two drive shafts in a mounted position, the stop configured to be elastically compressible in the axial direction between:
the cover and an end of the drive shaft; or
between the cover and an intermediate piece in the axle, the intermediate piece connected to an end of the drive shaft and axially located between said one end face of the one drive shaft and said stop;wherein the stop comprises:a first part having a first cross-section S1, the first part being configured to absorb in compression axial movements of the one drive shaft; and
a second part having a second cross-section S2 smaller than the first cross-section S1, the second part configured to provide a substantially point contact with the one end face of the one drive shaft or the intermediate piece.

US Pat. No. 10,710,403

WORK AID FOR A HAIRDRESSER

Efalock Professional Tool...

1. A work aid for a hairdresser, comprising a mobile frame on which a seat surface or at least one storage surface is arranged, wherein the mobile frame comprises at least one castor being arranged rotatably in a fork head, the at least one castor being arranged on an axle that is arranged insertably with a first end portion on a first fork-shaped receptacle on the fork head and with a second end portion on a second fork-shaped receptacle on the fork head, wherein the first fork-shaped receptacle and the second fork-shaped receptacle grip around the axle on the respective first end portion and the second end portion by more than half the circumference of the axle, and wherein the first fork-shaped receptacle and the second fork-shaped receptacle each comprises two receiving projections which are formed resiliently in sections.

US Pat. No. 10,710,400

WHEEL HAVING IMAGE DISPLAY

CITIC Dicastal CO., LTD.,...

1. A wheel for displaying images, the wheel comprising a wheel body and an imaging portion, wherein the wheel body comprises a wheel disc surface, a center flange and a rim, the wheel disc surface comprises spokes, a first end of each spoke of the spokes is connected to the center flange and a second end of each spoke of the spokes is connected to the rim, the center flange comprises a center hole and bolt holes uniformly distributed around the center hole, and the rim extends in a direction perpendicular to the wheel disc surface; the imaging portion comprises a circuit board, connecting wires, a flexible circuit board (FPC), a battery, a decorative cap and decorative lights; the decorative cap comprises a circular cover plate and one or more mounting arms, the circular cover plate is configured to cover the center hole of the center flange, and the one or more mounting arms extend outward along the spokes; the decorative lights comprise light-emitting diode (LED) light bars, and the LED light bars are configured such that beads of the LED light bars are separately controlled to be turned on or off; the circuit board is configured to control the beads of the LED light bars to light or extinguish according to a predetermined time sequence; and the decorative lights, the battery and the circuit board are connected with the FPC into an electrical circuit by the connecting wires.

US Pat. No. 10,710,379

PRINTER, PRINTING CONTROL METHOD OF PRINTER, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A printer comprising:a print head that performs printing on a print medium of a conveyance object having the print medium and a member other than a print medium, the print medium and the member other than the print medium having mutually different colors included in respective regions at least on one side of each of the print medium and the member other than the print medium, or having mutually different levels of color brightness in respective regions at least on one side of each of the print medium and the member other than the print medium;
a detector configured to detect a color or a color brightness of the conveyance object at a detection position; and
a processor,
wherein, when there is a change in the color or the color brightness as a first detection result detected by the detector after conveyance of the conveyance object, as compared with the color or the color brightness as a second detection result detected by the detector before conveyance of the conveyance object, the processor updates a held value indicating a value of the color or the color brightness of the conveyance object after conveyance, and the processor does not update the held value when there is no change, and then, the processor determines, in response to a print instruction and based on a new second detection result detected by the detector before new conveyance, whether there is a change in a detection value obtained by detecting a color or a color brightness of a conveyance object before the new conveyance, as compared with the held value updated according to the first detection result or a previous held value that has not been updated, and the processor regards that there is no remaining amount of the print medium and stops printing when determining that there is no change.

US Pat. No. 10,710,376

INKJET POSITION ADJUSTMENT METHOD AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING EQUIPMENT

XYZprinting, Inc., New T...

1. An inkjet position adjustment method, adapted to print a color three-dimensional object, the inkjet position adjustment method comprising:obtaining a three-dimensional digital model and performing a slicing processing on the three-dimensional digital model to generate a layer object having a cross-sectional contour;
obtaining a normal direction of an object surface corresponding to the layer object from the three-dimensional digital model;
obtaining a surface tilt degree of the object surface corresponding to the layer object from the three-dimensional digital model and calculating an inner-shift amount corresponding to the layer object according to the surface tilt degree corresponding to the layer object when the normal direction points to a negative direction of a first axis, wherein the first axis is perpendicular to a horizontal plane, and the negative direction of the first axis points below the horizontal plane;
obtaining an inkjet region of the layer object according to the inner-shift amount and the cross-sectional contour; and
controlling an inkjet module to inject ink on the layer object along the cross-sectional contour according to the inkjet region after controlling a print module to print the layer object.

US Pat. No. 10,710,298

SYSTEM FOR REMOVING SUPPORT STRUCTURE USING INTEGRATED FLUID PATHS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A three-dimensional object printing system comprising:a platen;
an ejector head having a first ejector configured to eject a first material towards the platen and a second ejector configured to eject a second material towards the platen;
a fluid source;
an actuator operatively connected to the fluid source; and
a controller operatively connected to the ejector head and the actuator, the controller being configured to (i) operate the first ejector to eject the first material towards the platen to form an object, (ii) operate the second ejector to eject the second material towards the platen to form a support for portions of the object, at least one portion of the support having a body with at least one fluid path that enables fluid to flow through the body of the at least one portion of the support and contact a portion of the second material that formed the support, (iii) operate the actuator to pump from the fluid source through the at least one fluid path to cause a fluid to flow through the at least one fluid path and contact the second material that formed the support and then exit from another end of the at least one fluid path to remove at least an inner portion of the at least one portion of the support from the object, and (iv) operate the actuator to reverse a flow direction of the fluid through the at least one fluid path periodically.

US Pat. No. 10,710,269

BLADE GUARD WITH DUST COLLECTION

SawStop Holding LLC, Tua...

1. A dust collection system for use on a power tool with a blade, the system comprising:a guard configured to at least partially shield the blade, and further configured so that a workpiece traveling under the guard can move the guard, and
dust collection means for collecting dust generated by the power tool while allowing the guard to move freely, where the dust collection means includes a dust port rigidly attached to a splitter.

US Pat. No. 10,709,524

DENTAL IMPLANT FOR BONE COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION

STRAUMANN HOLDING AG, Ba...

1. A bone implant comprising:a coronal portion and a body portion that are continuous with one another, the coronal portion defining a proximal end of the implant and the body portion defining a distal end of the implant, the coronal portion being configured to have a smaller overall diameter than an overall diameter of the body portion, wherein:
the body portion has an inner core, the inner core including at least one external thread extending from the inner core and along a length of the inner core;
the inner core defines an internal diameter of the body portion and the threading defines an external diameter of the body portion;
the inner core is continuous along the length of the body portion having a sequentially decreasing diameter such that a proximal diameter of the inner core is larger than a distal diameter of the inner core;
the at least one thread extending from the inner core and along the length of the inner core, each thread including:
an apical side, a coronal side, and a lateral edge connecting the apical side and the coronal side;
a base connecting the thread to the core; and
a thread depth defined between a lateral edge of the thread and the base;
the inner core is configured from at least two sub-segments, a proximal sub-segment and a distal sub-segment,
the at least one thread has a variable depth that is increasing along a length of the proximal sub-segment in an apical direction, and the variable depth of the at least one thread is decreasing along a length of the distal sub-segment in the apical direction, so that a smallest depth of the at least one thread is adjacent to the coronal portion of the inner core and a largest depth of the at least one thread is located between the distal sub-segment and proximal sub-segment;
the at least one thread includes at least two starts, and at least two longitudinal recesses extending along the length of the body portion therein defining at least two flutes defined along an entire length of the body portion;
the at least two flutes are configured to mill, collect, condense or disperse bone when the bone implant is rotated, the at least two flutes each have a proximal opening that opens into the coronal portion at a location where the diameter of the coronal portion is smaller than the diameter of the body portion, the proximal opening of each of the at least two flutes is configured to render each of the at least two longitudinal recesses of the at least two flutes accessible from the coronal portion of the bone implant, the proximal opening of each of the at least two flutes is provided for removing or introducing bone therethrough; and
the at least two flutes are formed across a depth of the at least one thread between the base of the at least one thread and the lateral edge of the at least one thread, the at least two flutes having an ovoid shape when viewed in an axial direction of the bone implant, such that a profile of the at least two flutes forms an ovoid recess along the base of the at least one thread and a neck formed along the lateral edge of the at least one thread.

US Pat. No. 10,709,449

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VARIABLE STIFFNESS TETHERS

Ancora Heart, Inc., Sant...

1. A guidewire element comprising:a rigid proximal portion;
a flexible distal tether portion that is less rigid than the proximal portion;
an attachment portion located between the flexible distal tether portion and the rigid proximal portion that releasably attaches the flexible distal tether portion to the rigid proximal portion; and
wherein the flexible distal tether portion is configured to be used as a tensioning element and to be detached after tensioning.

US Pat. No. 10,709,372

SYSTEM FOR MONITORING INCONTINENCE

STICHTING IMEC NEDERLAND,...

1. A system for monitoring incontinence for a user comprising:a urine sensitive circuit configured to present a changed electrical characteristic when exposed to urine, wherein the changed electrical characteristic of the urine sensitive circuit is indicative of an amount of urine released on to the urine sensitive circuit;
a measurement circuit configured to perform a measurement on a urine bladder of the user to determine at least one parameter which varies with a fill level of the urine bladder;
a sensor configured to be attached on the user and determine an orientation and/or a movement of the sensor; and
a processing circuit configured to:
determine whether the urine sensitive circuit has been exposed to urine,
estimate the amount of urine released on to the urine sensitive circuit, and
in response to determining that the urine sensitive circuit has been exposed to urine, record data representing said at least one parameter determined by the measurement circuit, an estimated movement and/or posture of the user based on an orientation and/or a movement determined by the sensor, and an estimate of the amount of urine released on to the urine sensitive circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,709,076

SMART CABINET FOR HOME GARDENING

TREANT PROTECTOR PTE. LTD...

1. A smart cabinet for home gardening, comprising:a top section comprising a controller circuit, a water tank, and at least one nutrient solution tanks;
a middle section comprising a plurality of plant growing drawers arranged vertically;
a bottom section comprising a plurality of water-nutrient solution mixture containers and a valve/pump network arranged so as said valve/pump network is controlled by said controller circuit to provide a specific water-nutrient solution mixture having a specific water nutrient ratio for growing a specific group of plants in each of said plurality of plant growing drawers;
a lighting system, positioned on a ceiling of each of said plurality of plant growing drawers, capable of providing different type of lights for a photosynthesis process for said specific group of plants in each of said plurality of plant growing drawers;
a plant growing tray, located in each of said plurality of plant growing drawers, having an array of circular openings, each of said array of circular openings containing a sponge pod with a hole formed at a center to store a seed of said specific group of plants;
a nutrient spraying network, positioned below said water tray in each of said plurality of plant growing drawers and in communication with said plurality of water-nutrient solution mixture containers and said valve/pump network, capable of misting said specific water nutrient solution mixture from a bottom of said plant growing tray into roots of said group of specific plants in each of said plurality of plant growing drawers;
a water tray, positioned below and configured to collect said specific water nutrient solution mixture from said water tray;
a water circulation system operable to provide water to said water tray and to collect excess of said specific water nutrient solution mixture from said water tray back to said said plurality of water-nutrient solution mixture chambers; and
an air circulation system capable of circulate different amount of air for said specific group of plants inside each of said plurality of plant growing drawers; wherein said plurality of plant growing drawers further comprises:
a first plant growing drawer configured to grow a first specific group of plants that has a nutrient ratio of 40 Part per million (PPM) and a pH level of 6.0 to 7.0;
a second plant growing drawer configured to grow a second specific group of plants that has a nutrient ratio of 540-1,000 Part per million (PPM) and a pH level of 6.0 to 7.0;
a third plant growing drawer configured to grow a third specific group of plants that has a nutrient ratio of 1,200-1,600 Part per million (PPM) and a pH level of 6.0 to 6.5; and
a fourth plant growing drawer configured to grow a fourth specific group of plants that has a nutrient ratio of 1,700-2,100 Part per million (PPM) and a pH level of 5.5 to 6.5.
US Pat. No. 10,709,749

COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTING AND TREATING CANCER-RELATED FATIGUE, CONTAINING PROCESSED GINSENG POWDER OR PROCESSED GINSENG EXTRACT HAVING INCREASED GINSENOSIDE CONSTITUENT

GREEN CROSS WELLBEING COR...

1. A method for relieving or reducing cancer-related fatigue in a patient suffering from the cancer-related fatigue, comprising administering to the patient an effective amount of a composition containing a ginseng extract having increased contents of ginsenosides Rg3 and Rh2, wherein the ginseng extract contains ginsenosides Rh2 and Rg3 in contents of 0.5-30 wt %, respectively, wherein the ginseng extract having increased contents of ginsenosides Rg3 and Rh2 is prepared by:(a) inoculating an Aspergillus niger strain into a medium containing a ginseng powder and bran;
(b) culturing the strain in step (a) to produce a cultured material;
(c) purifying the cultured material in step (b) through an ultrafiltration membrane to produce a purified material;
(d) separating an enzyme from the purified material in step (c);
(e) adding the enzyme in step (d) to a ginseng powder, a red ginseng powder, a ginseng extract, or a red ginseng extract;
(f) fermenting the material after the addition in step (e) to produce a fermented material;
(g) separating the fermented material in step (f) to obtain a supernatant;
(h) concentrating the supernatant in step (g);
(i) reacting the concentrated material in step (h) with at least one organic acid selected from the group consisting of acetic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, malic acid, and tartaric acid to produce a reacted material; and
(j) neutralizing, filtering, purifying, concentrating, and drying the reacted material in step (i) to obtain the ginseng extract having increased contents of ginsenosides Rg3 and Rh2;
wherein said administering relieves or reduces the cancer-related fatigue in said patient suffering from cancer-related fatigue.

US Pat. No. 10,716,172

METHOD FOR DEPOSITING A BUSBAR ON VEHICLE PLASTIC PANES WITH A HEATING FUNCTION

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A method for producing a vehicle plastic pane having a heating function, the vehicle plastic pane comprising:i) a one- or two-component, semi-transparent, polymeric pane base body,
ii) a coating comprising a single-layer hardcoat or double-layer hardcoat with a basecoat, and
iii) a first and a second busbar configured to carry opposing electrical charge, which are arranged substantially parallel to one another at a certain distance from one another,
wherein the busbars have a thickness of 10 ?m to 200 ?m,
wherein the first and second busbars are electrically connected to one another using at least two conducting paths as heating wires, such that upon application of a voltage, a heating current flows from the first busbar to the second busbar,
wherein on and/or in each of the first and the second busbar, there is provided at least one connection element for the electrical connection of each of the first and the second busbar to a respective pole of a voltage source, and
wherein producing of the vehicle plastic pane comprises performing the following process steps (A) through (E) in order:
(A) providing the one- or two-component, semi-transparent, polymeric pane base body,
(B) coating the pane base body with the coating,
(C) embedding the heating wires for direct electrical contact with the busbars,
(D) depositing the first and the second busbars for direct electrical contact with the heating wires, and
(E) mounting at least one connection element on and/or in each of the first and the second busbar,
wherein the process step (D) is performed using a fine powder coating (FPC) plasma process at atmospheric pressure.