US Pat. No. 10,993,327

CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A method for manufacturing a circuit board comprising:provide a carrier substrate, forming a first wiring layer on the carrier substrate;
forming at least two radio frequency components on the first wiring layer, the radio frequency components electrically connected to the first wiring layer;
forming at least two encapsulation layers on the first wiring layer, the radio frequency components embedded in the encapsulation layers;
forming at least two antennas on the encapsulation layer, which is electrically connected to the first wiring layer;
removing the carrier substrate;
removing a portion of the first insulating layer between adjacent encapsulation layers, thereby forming at least two communication units;
providing a flexible substrate;
forming a rigid substrate on the flexible substrate;
defining a receiving groove in the rigid substrate to expose the flexible substrate;
disposing one of the communication units in the receiving groove, causing the radio frequency component to be electrically connected to the flexible substrate through the first wiring layer, thereby forming the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,993,303

POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT, LIGHTING SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF OPERATING A POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A power supply circuit comprising:at least a first and a second current generator; and a positive and a negative terminal adapted to be connected to one or more lighting modules for each of the first and the second current generator;
wherein each current generator is implemented with an electronic converter comprising:
a switching stage comprising one or more electronic switches and one or more inductors, wherein the output of said switching stage is connected to the positive and negative terminal of the respective current generator;
a low-side current sensor configured to generate a feedback signal indicative of the current received via the negative terminal of the respective current generator; and
a regulator circuit configured to drive said one or more electronic switches of said switching stage as a function of the feedback signal of the respective current generator;
wherein said power supply circuit comprises a control circuit configured for:
activating said first current generator and maintaining deactivated said second current generator; monitoring the feedback signal of said second current generator while said first current generator is activated and said second current generator is deactivated;
verifying whether said feedback signal of said second current generator indicates that the current received via the negative terminal of the second current generator reaches or exceeds a given maximum threshold; and
identifying said first current generator with a state indicating a cross-wiring condition and deactivating said first current generator when said verification indicates that the current received via the negative terminal of the second current generator reaches or exceeds said given maximum threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,993,093

METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOCATING TRANSMISSION RESOURCES IN VEHICLE-TO-ENTITY (V2X) COMMUNICATIONS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A vehicle-to-entity (V2X) communication method, comprising:obtaining, by a terminal, a correspondence between a priority of a V2X service data packet and a V2X communication parameter value range for a V2X communication parameter, wherein the V2X communication parameter comprises at least one of a modulation and coding scheme (MCS), a quantity of transmissions, a transmit power, or a quantity of occupied resource blocks (RBs);
determining, by the terminal, according to the priority of the V2X service data packet and the correspondence, the V2X communication parameter value range corresponding to the priority of the V2X service data packet;
selecting, by the terminal, a V2X communication parameter value from the determined V2X communication parameter value range;
receiving, by the terminal, first resource pool configuration information, wherein the first resource pool configuration information indicates a first resource pool, wherein the first resource pool comprises a radio resource, wherein the first resource pool configuration information comprises a service indication information, wherein the service indication information indicates that the first resource pool can be used by a V2X service, and wherein the first resource pool configuration information further comprises resource selection mechanism indication information, wherein the resource selection mechanism indication information indicates whether the first resource pool uses a sensing-based resource selection mechanism, or a random resource selection mechanism, or a combination of the sensing-based resource selection mechanism and the random resource selection mechanism; and
transmitting, by the terminal, the V2X service data packet on the radio resource according to the V2X communication parameter value.

US Pat. No. 10,993,049

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MODIFYING AN AUDIO SIGNAL USING CUSTOM PSYCHOACOUSTIC MODELS

Mimi Hearing Technologies...

1. A method for processing an audio signal based on a processing function, the method comprising:determining, at a processor, at least one parameter of the processing function based on an optimization of perceptually relevant information for the audio signal;
parameterizing the processing function with the at least one parameter; and
processing the audio signal by applying the processing function,
wherein calculation of the perceptually relevant information for the audio signal is based on an individual hearing profile for a given listener, the individual hearing profile comprising masking thresholds and hearing thresholds for the given listener.

US Pat. No. 10,993,019

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display; and
a speaker;
wherein the speaker comprises:
a driver configured to output sound based on an input sound signal;
an enclosure surrounding a rear side of the driver; and
an air adsorption member comprising a scaffold provided on the rear side of the driver and comprised of a structure in a grid form to which graphene can be attached.

US Pat. No. 10,992,868

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, NON- TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM, AND IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An electronic device, comprisinga receiver configured to receive, by wireless communication, image data of images captured by a camera;
a touchscreen configured to display an image captured by the camera; and
a controller configured to:
detect a tap on the touchscreen at a first target position; and
in response to detecting the tap,
cause a center of a capturing direction of the camera to transition to the first target position; and
cause the touchscreen to superpose a slide bar on the image, the slide bar having a target position indicator and a current position indicator, the target position indicator indicating the first target position, the current position indicator indicating a current position of the center of the capturing direction in relation to the first target position;
update a position of the current position indicator during the transition of the center of the capturing direction to the first target position;
detect user repositioning of the target position indicator from the first target position to a second target position; and
in response to detecting the user repositioning of the target position indicator from the first target position to the second target position,
cause the center of the capturing direction of the camera to transition to the second target position; and
update the position of the current position indicator during the transition of the center of the capturing direction to the second target position.

US Pat. No. 10,992,865

COUNTER-BALANCED SUSPENDED IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM

Skydio, Inc., Redwood Ci...

1. A system for isolating an image capture assembly from vibration of a housing, the system comprising:an elongated arm having a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end of the elongated arm coupled to the housing via one or more passive vibration isolators; and
a mounting assembly coupled to the proximal end of the elongated arm, the mounting assembly adapted to couple with the elongated arm with the image capture assembly;
wherein the elongated arm is adapted as a weight to counter balance the image capture assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,992,829

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS PERFORMING PROCESSING FOR RESOLVING USER'S COMPLAINT AGAINST TO PRINTED RESULT

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an image forming device forming an image on recording paper;
a recording paper conveyance device conveying the recording paper to the image forming device and discharging, to an outside of the image forming apparatus, a print result obtained by the forming the image on the recording paper by the image forming device;
a microphone; and
a control device including a processor and, as a result of executing a control program by the processor, functioning as:
a controller controlling the image forming device and the recording paper conveyance device in accordance with a print condition, and
a voice recognition device recognizing voice collected by the microphone during a predefined detection period starting upon the discharge of the print result to the outside of the image forming apparatus and detecting, from the recognized voice, a word indicating a predefined complaint against appearance of the print result,
wherein upon detecting the word indicating the predefined complaint by the voice recognition device, the controller performs predefined processing as processing of resolving a cause of the complaint indicated by the word,
wherein after the predefined processing, the controller performs processing for prompting a user to perform reprinting,
wherein as a result of executing the control program by the processor, the control device further functions as a user specification device specifying the user,
further provided is a history storage device storing, in association with each user specified by the user specification device, history information for utterance of the word indicating the complaint, and
based on the history information stored in the history storage device, the controller calculates frequency in which the user specified by the user specification device utters the word and adjusts the print condition in accordance with the frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,992,789

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEPTION APPARATUS, AND RECEPTION METHOD

SATURN LICENSING LLC, Ne...

1. A reception apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to
receive a transmitted signal including a first packet having a header and a payload; and
generate a first input packet and a second input packet based on at least the header of the first packet, the header of the first packet including
type identification information indicating a type of the first and second input packets, and
a number of input packets stored in the payload of the first packet,
wherein
the first packet represents encapsulation of a portion of an input stream,
the first packet includes first information in the header of the first packet, the first information indicating whether second information exists in the first packet,
the second information includes a data field indicating a total number of null input packets that have been omitted from the portion of the input stream during formation of the first packet, and
when the second information does not exist, no null input packet has been omitted from the portion of the input stream during formation of the first packet.

US Pat. No. 10,992,170

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS AND POWER SUPPLYING METHOD THEREOF

Wiwynn Corporation, New ...

1. A power supply apparatus comprising:a power switch receiving a first power and a second power respectively through a first switch and a second switch; and
a supplied power generator coupled to the power switch, receiving and performing a voltage converting operation to the first power or the second power to generate a supplied power,
wherein, the first switch is turned on and the second switch is cut off and the supplied power generator performs the voltage converting operation to the first power,
when the supplied power generator judges the first power as being cut off, during a first period, the first switch is cut off and the supplied power generator stops the voltage converting operation; during a second time period, the second switch is turned on and after the second switch being turned on, the supplied power generator restarts the voltage converting operation to generate the supplied power, where the first time period is before the second time period.

US Pat. No. 10,992,158

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND/OR METHODS FOR MANAGING WIRELESS ELECTRICAL GRID LOCATION OR PERSONAL AREA NETWORK (WIGL) ENERGY

1. A multi point power charger comprising:a converter that is configured to convert electrical energy having an alternating current to a direct current;
a base band processor configured to receive direct current electrical energy from the converter and output a plurality of energy streams;
a radio frequency processor, configured to receive the plurality of energy streams from the base band processor and output phase shifted energy streams; and
a multidirectional antenna array configured to receive the phase shifted energy streams from the radio frequency processor, the multidirectional antenna array comprising a plurality of transducers, the plurality of transducers arranged in a regular pattern that are configured to emit a plurality of directional beams; and
a wireless electrical grid router coupled to the multi point power charger, the wireless electrical grid router configured to receive energy from the multi point power charger and packs the energy into packets, wherein energy packets are returned to the multi point power charger and routed to devices in at least one of the plurality of directional beams based on quality of service parameters defined by a user;
wherein, the multi point power charger is coupleable to an electrical energy source, the multi point power charger configured to emit the plurality of directional beams, wherein each of the plurality of directional beams is directable toward a determined direction of an electronic device, the multi point power charger configured to wirelessly charge or wirelessly power the electronic device, wherein the multi point power charger is configured to:
via an inertia measurement unit, determine a location of the electronic device;
direct the at least one of the plurality of directional beams toward the determined location of the electronic device;
automatically update the location of the electronic device;
redirect the at least one of the plurality of directional beams toward the updated location of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,992,049

ELLIPTICALLY POLARIZED CAVITY BACKED WIDEBAND SLOT ANTENNA

Nokia Shanghai Bell Co., ...

1. An antenna comprising:a cavity backed slot antenna portion having positioned therein a coupling device comprising at least one of a probe antenna, exciter or radiator configured to provide radio frequency excitation for the antenna; and,
a planar log periodic parasitic dipole portion positioned in spaced relation to the cavity backed slot antenna portion, wherein the cavity backed slot antenna portion and the planar log periodic parasitic dipole portion are configured to produce elliptically polarized radiation patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,991,558

INTERACTIVE ANALYSIS OF MASS SPECTROMETRY DATA INCLUDING PEAK SELECTION AND DYNAMIC LABELING

Protein Metrics Inc., Cu...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores instructions, which, when performed by a machine, cause the machine to perform operations comprising:simultaneously displaying a plurality of visual representations derived from mass spectrometry (MS) data, the plurality of visual representations comprising: a first visual representation comprising estimated or calculated masses based on the MS data, a second visual representation comprises a distribution of mass/charge (m/z) peaks based on the estimated or calculated masses, and a third visual representation comprising a deconvolved mass spectrum based on the estimated or calculated masses;
receiving a user-selected mass value from one of the first visual representation, the second visual representation or the third visual representation; and
displaying:
a highlighted mass value on the first visual representation corresponding to the user-selected mass value; and
a plurality of markers on the second visual representation and the third visual representation corresponding the user-selected mass value, each marker on the second visual representation corresponding to a peak of the distribution of m/z peaks, and each marker on the third visual representation corresponding to a peak of the deconvolved mass spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,991,260

INTELLIGENT NON-DISRUPTIVE AUTOMATIC DEPENDENT SURVEILLANCE-BROADCAST (ADS-B) INTEGRATION FOR UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS)

UAVIONIX CORPORATION, Bi...

1. A system for intelligent non-disruptive airspace integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), comprising:a positioning system situated aboard a UAS and configured to determine a current position of the UAS;
at least one altimeter situated aboard the UAS and configured to determine a current altitude of the UAS;
a memory situated aboard the UAS and configured to store configuration data associated with the UAS, the configuration data including at least a unique identifier corresponding to the UAS;
and
at least one transceiver coupled to the positioning system and the altimeter, the transceiver including at least one processor and configured to:
receive one or more transmissions from at least one of a first aircraft and a ground-based traffic control facility;
identify an alert state associated with at least one of:
a) a proximate position of the first aircraft; and
b) a current position associated with at least one of a controlled airspace and a restricted airspace;
continually determine a transmission state of the UAS, the transmission state corresponding to one of a default state or the alert state,
and
while the transmission state corresponds to the alert state, transmitting at least the current position and the unique identifier at one or more of a response frequency, a response power level, and a predetermined interval.

US Pat. No. 10,990,629

STORING AND IDENTIFYING METADATA THROUGH EXTENDED PROPERTIES IN A HISTORIZATION SYSTEM

AVEVA SOFTWARE, LLC, Lak...

1. A historian system comprising:a processor configured and arranged to be coupled to a network connection;
a non-transitory memory device coupled to the processor, comprising processor executable instructions for, when executed, receiving and responding to messages; and
a tag metadata database module comprising processor executable instructions stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium that when executed implements:
storing, in a tag metadata database, tag metadata of data received via the network connection, wherein the tag metadata has a predefined set of properties; and
retrieving the tag metadata in response to one or more requests received via the network connection or from within the historian system;
creating user-defined extended properties for the tag metadata in response to requests received via the network connection, wherein the extended properties each include a tenant ID, and wherein the tenant ID is used to filter the extended properties to retrieve one or more of the extended properties associated with a tenant that requested extended property data;
storing the extended properties in an extended properties database;
retrieving the extended properties from the extended properties database in response to requests received via the network connection or from within the historian system;
indexing extended properties, the indexes enabling the extended properties to be found in the extended properties database;
searching the indexed extended properties in response to requests; and
providing indexes of extended properties stored by the extended property database module.

US Pat. No. 10,990,602

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING OPTIMIZED RESPONSE TO USER INPUT

Wipro Limited, Bangalore...

1. A method for generating optimized response to user input, the method comprising:receiving, by a response generation system, a user input indicative of data required by the user;
identifying, by the response generation system, one or more keywords based on the user input;
determining, by the response generation system, user expertise level based on a result of comparison of a search graph and a reference graph, wherein the search graph is generated based on the one or more keywords, and the reference graph is generated based on a domain associated with the data required by the user,
wherein the search graph indicates a link between the one or more keywords, the reference graph comprises potential keywords related to the domain associated with the data, represented in a sequential order and wherein the search graph and the reference graph are compared semantically for determining the user expertise level, and
wherein determining the user expertise level is further based on a plurality of user parameters, wherein a weighted sum of the plurality of user parameters and the result of the comparison of the search graph and the reference graph is used for determining the user expertise level;
retrieving, by the response generation system, a plurality of responses relevant to the data, from a database, based on the one or more keywords;
assigning, by the response generation system, a value to each of the plurality of responses based on the user expertise level, wherein the value associated with each response is indicative of a measure of relevancy of the corresponding response to the data required by the user;
identifying, by the response generation system, one or more responses having the value greater than a threshold value from the plurality of responses and characterizing one of the one or more responses as a base response; and
collating, by the response generation system, content of the one or more responses excluding the base response with content of the base response, in a pre-defined sequential order, for generating the optimized response to the user input.

US Pat. No. 10,990,463

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY MODULE AND MEMORY SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor memory module, comprising:a random access memory;
a nonvolatile memory;
a buffer memory; and
a controller configured to execute a reading operation on the buffer memory in response to an activation of a control signal,
wherein the controller is further configured to execute a flush operation of storing first data, which are stored in the random access memory, in the nonvolatile memory, according to a result of the reading operation executed on the buffer memory.

US Pat. No. 10,989,699

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING AND QUANTIFYING PEROXY ACID AND PEROXIDE IN FLUIDS

CHEMTREAT, INC., Glen Al...

1. A method of analyzing a fluid that includes at least one of peroxyacid and peroxide, the method comprising:introducing into the fluid a decomposition agent that decomposes the peroxyacid and/or peroxide into decomposition products;
directly measuring an amount of dissolved oxygen that is produced in the fluid as one of the decomposition products resulting from the decomposition of the peroxyacid and/or peroxide by the decomposition agent; and
then determining an amount of the peroxyacid present in the fluid based on the measured amount of the dissolved oxygen.

US Pat. No. 10,989,569

BEARINGLESS ANGULAR MEASUREMENT DEVICE

DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN G...

1. A bearingless angular measurement device, comprising:an angle scale;
a scanning unit;
a compensation coupling; and
an evaluation electronics;
wherein the scanning unit and the angle scale are located at a scanning distance relative to each other and are rotatable relative to each other about an axis;
wherein the scanning unit is adapted to generate angle-dependent output signals, the evaluation electronics adapted to process the output signals, the angular measurement device adapted to determine the scanning distance based on the output signals;
wherein the compensation coupling is attachable to a machine component and is elastically deformable in a direction of the axis;
wherein the machine component includes a brake pad of a brake of an electric motor; and
wherein an activation state of the brake is ascertainable based on the determined scanning distance and/or a wear state of the brake is determinable based on the determined scanning distance.

US Pat. No. 10,989,462

REFRIGERATOR DOOR BODY AND REFRIGERATOR HAVING THE SAME

QINGDAO HAIER JOINT STOCK...

1. A refrigerator door body provided with a water dispenser and a water intake passage, wherein the water dispenser comprising: a water storage tank disposed at an inner side of the refrigerator door body and a water intake assembly at least partially disposed in the water intake passage, and the water intake assembly comprises:a water inlet component comprising a water inlet component housing and a first sealing wall protruding from an inner wall of the water inlet component housing, wherein a water inlet is formed in one end of the housing, a stopper is arranged on the inner wall of one end of the first sealing wall away from the water inlet in a protruding manner, and the water inlet is communicated with the water storage tank;
a water outlet component comprising a water outlet component housing and a second sealing wall protruding from one end of the water outlet component housing, wherein the second sealing wall and the water inlet component housing are embedded with each other, and a water outlet nozzle is arranged at the other end of the water outlet component housing;
a valve core disposed in the water inlet component in an inserting manner, wherein a sealing member sleeves the valve core, and the end of the valve core adjacent to the sealing member and the water outlet component are fixed to each other; and
a water intake handle having one end of the water intake handle pivotally connected to the refrigerator door body and being provided with a first through hole for allowing the water outlet component to pass through;
wherein when the water intake assembly is in a closed status, the sealing member abuts against the stopper, and there is no acting force between the water outlet component housing and hole walls of the first through hole in the water intake handle;
the other end of the water intake handle is pressed, such that one end, pivotally connected to the refrigerator door body, of the water intake handle is rotated; the one end of the water intake handle having the first through hole applies an acting force to the water outlet component housing; the water outlet component is displaced axially relative to the water inlet component, and thus a gap is generated between the sealing member and the stopper, and the water intake assembly is in an open status;
a sleeve is provided in the inner wall of the water intake passage, a sealing ring is disposed between the sleeve and the water inlet component housing, the sleeve is provided with a step portion at the end close to the water storage tank, and the upper end of the sealing ring is fixed to the step portion by a pressing cap;
the pressing cap comprises a second through hole and an upper edge and a lower edge which extend outwards along the upper and lower ends of the second through hole respectively, and the width of the upper edge is greater than the width of the lower edge; and
a sealing protrusion connected to the lower edge is arranged on an inner wall of the second through hole in a protruding manner.

US Pat. No. 10,989,379

LIGHTED PILING CAP

1. A lighted piling cap for alerting individuals of a location of a piling or water obstruction that the lighted piling cap is secured to during nighttime conditions where the piling or water obstruction is not visible to the individuals:an enclosure adapted for securement to the top of a piling or water obstruction, the enclosure including an angled top member having a peak and a sidewall extending downward from the angled top member, the angled top member has a plurality of facet cuts running to the peak which serve as deflective cuts in the angled top member to provide for prismatic reflection of sun rays for solar collection 180 degrees across a horizon; and
a light assembly having at least one light bulb, the light assembly mounted within the enclosure with the at least one light bulb positioned within the enclosure such that light from the at least one light bulb is directed downward; and
a rechargeable solar powered power source for energizing the light assembly;
wherein during nighttime conditions when the light assembly is on the light from the at least one light bulb serves as a marker for the piling or water obstruction where the piling or water obstruction may not be visible or easily seen;
wherein the facet cuts in the angled top member provide for a ricochet effect of light from the sun rays for collection and use by the rechargeable solar powered power source.

US Pat. No. 10,989,372

FIXTURES AND LIGHTING ACCESSORIES FOR LIGHTING DEVICES

ECOSENSE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a strip lighting device having a first tray, a circuit board disposed in the first tray, a light emitting diode (LED) mounted to the circuit board, and a potting material encapsulating at least part of the circuit board and being in contact with the first tray;
a mounting fixture configured to receive the strip lighting device, the mounting fixture having a second tray including a surface for receiving the strip lighting device and including a plurality of sidewalls that enclose the strip lighting device within the second tray; and
a lighting accessory configured to removably couple to the mounting fixture enclosing the strip lighting device and configured to change a characteristic of light being emitted from the strip lighting device;
wherein the lighting accessory includes a mirror assembly configured to change a distribution of the light being emitted from the strip lighting device and including a mirror that is configured to rotate about at least one axis to change the distribution of the light being emitted from the strip lighting device.

US Pat. No. 10,989,340

FITTING ELEMENT WITH BIO-COMPATIBLE SEALING

Agilent Technologies, Inc...

1. A tube and fitting system for use in a liquid chromatography system, comprising:a tube configured to be inserted into a receiving cavity of a fluidic device, the tube having a passageway therethrough opening at a front side of the tube, the tube comprising:
i) an outer tubing; and
ii) a biocompatible inner tubing having the passageway therethrough and being located within the outer tubing and extending to the front side,
a first sealing element comprising a polymer and surrounding the tube including at the front side, wherein the first sealing element provides a sealing to the inner tubing and is configured to seal the receiving cavity at the front side; and
a fitting configured to couple the tube to the fluidic device, the fitting comprising a back ferrule and a front ferrule, the front ferrule comprising a tapered portion, wherein:
the back ferrule comprises a metal, and the front ferrule comprises a polymer; and
the back ferrule is configured to hold the tube by the outer tubing, and the front ferrule is configured to seal the receiving cavity along a lateral side of the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,989,159

CONTROL DEVICE OF GENERAL-PURPOSE ENGINE

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

1. A control device of a general-purpose engine which is used as a power source of a working machine, the control device comprising:an engine control unit configured to control the general-purpose engine in response to a command from an operation management unit external to the control device, the operation management unit being included in the working machine and configured to control an operation of the working machine based on a management program;
a communication interface configured to communicate with an external device to obtain the management program from the external device;
a management program acquisition unit configured to acquire the management program from the external device through the communication interface;
a storage medium configured to store the management program acquired by the management program acquisition unit; and
an operation management substitute unit which is configured to control the operation of the working machine in place of the operation management unit included in the working machine in accordance with the management program stored in the storage medium when a failure of the operation management unit included in the working machine is detected,
wherein the control device is configured to control the operation of the working machine in addition to the control of the general-purpose engine, when the failure of the operation management unit included in the working machine is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,989,005

DOWNHOLE TUBULAR MILLING APPARATUS, ESPECIALLY SUITABLE FOR DEPLOYMENT ON COILED TUBING

ABRADO, INC., Broussard,...

1. An apparatus for cutting and milling of downhole tubulars in a wellbore, comprising:an elongated main body having an elongated bore therethrough, and adapted for connecting to a workstring;
a piston slidably disposed in said main body bore and movable between a first, upper position and a second, lower position, said piston having a longitudinal bore therethrough, and a spring disposed in said main body bore and biasing said piston toward said first, upper position;
a plurality of operating arms rotatably connected to said main body;
a plurality of cutter bases connected to said operating arms, and one or more cutters attached to each of said plurality of cutter bases;
wherein the plurality of operating arms, the plurality of cutter bases and the one or more cutters are movable between a first, retracted position and a second, extended position, said operating arms operatively connected to said piston so that when said piston is in said upper position, said operating arms, the plurality of cutter bases and the one or more cutters are forced to said first retracted position, and when said piston is in said lower position, said operating arms, the plurality of cutter bases and one or more cutters are forced to said second extended position; and
one or more link members connecting each of said plurality of cutter bases to said main body, whereby each of said plurality of cutter bases is maintained substantially parallel to said main body in each of said first and second positions.

US Pat. No. 10,988,259

NONCIRCULAR BASE FRAME TUBE CROSS-SECTIONS

Safran Seats USA LLC, Ga...

1. A base frame for a seat, comprising:a rear base frame tube comprising an elliptical external shape; and
a front base frame tube comprising an elliptical external shape;
wherein each of the rear and front base frame tubes comprises a long axis and a short axis that collectively define the elliptical external shape of each of the rear base frame tube and the front base frame tube;
wherein an axis intersecting a centroid of each of the rear base frame tube and the front base frame tube is horizontal;
wherein the rear base frame tube is positioned such that the long axis of the rear base frame tube slopes forwardly and upwardly at substantially a 35-55 degree angle relative to the horizontal;
wherein the front base frame tube is positioned such that the long axis of the front base frame tube slopes forwardly and downwardly at substantially a 10-30 degree angle relative to the horizontal.

US Pat. No. 10,987,643

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING APPLIANCE OPERATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH A RECIPE

Perfect Company, Vancouv...

1. A system comprising:a computing device having at least one processor, at least one user interface, a memory and a network interface for communication with a server; and
the memory including computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
receive a recipe from the server, the recipe indicating at least two ingredients, appliance data and at least one action, the appliance data indicating at least a portion of an operating code to operate an appliance and the action including transmitting the portion of the operating code to the appliance;
establish communication with the appliance; and
transmit the portion of the operating code to the appliance.

US Pat. No. 10,987,237

ENDOVASCULAR PROSTHESIS AND DELIVERY DEVICE

Evasc Neurovascular Enter...

1. An endovascular prosthesis comprising:a first expandable portion expandable from a first, unexpanded state to a second, expanded state to urge the first expandable portion against a vascular lumen, the first expandable portion being disposed at a distal portion of the endovascular prosthesis and comprising a plurality of strut portions to define a first section wherein a space between adjacent strut portions is a first distance; and
a retractable leaf portion attached to the first expandable portion at a proximal portion of endovascular prosthesis, the retractable leaf portion comprising a single spine portion connected to the first expandable portion and a plurality of rib portions attached to the spine portion, the plurality of rib portions comprising a pair of rows of rib portions connected to opposed sides of the single spine portion, a combination of the single spine portion and the plurality of rib portions defining a second section wherein a space between adjacent ribs is a second distance configured to occlude an aneurysmal opening across which the retractable leaf portion is disposed, longitudinally adjacent pairs of rib portions being free of interconnecting struts
wherein the first distance and the second distance are determined immediately adjacent the spine portion, and wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,987,113

SENSING OF SURGICAL INSTRUMENT PLACEMENT RELATIVE TO ANATOMIC STRUCTURES

McGinley Engineered Solut...

1. A measurement system for use with a powered surgical instrument for sensing a position of a leading edge of a tool portion relative to anatomic structures of a patient, the measurement system comprising:a first sensor disposed with respect to the powered surgical instrument to measure a tool drive parameter that is characteristic of the tool portion acting on the patient and output a tool drive signal representative of the tool drive parameter as the tool portion is advanced relative to anatomy of the patient;
a displacement sensor disposed with respect to the powered surgical instrument to measure an axial displacement of the leading edge of the tool portion relative to a reference point and output a displacement signal representative of the axial displacement; and
a controller in operative communication with the first sensor to receive the tool drive signal and in operative communication with the displacement sensor to receive the displacement signal, wherein the controller is operative to identify a change in the tool drive parameter over a given amount of axial displacement of the leading edge of the tool portion that is indicative of the leading edge of the tool portion moving through an interface between anatomic structures of the patient, wherein the controller is operative to determine a moving average for the tool drive parameter with respect to the axial displacement of the leading edge of the tool portion relative t the anatomy of the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,993,328

MODULE-EMBEDDED MULTILAYER CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

HongQiSheng Precision Ele...

1. A module-embedded multilayer circuit board, comprising:an inner circuit board, wherein at least one through opening is defined in the inner circuit board;
at least one component embedded module embedded in the at least one through opening; wherein the component embedded module comprises a top surface and at least two side surfaces connected to the top surface, the top surface has a length greater than that of each of the two side surfaces; wherein each of the at least one component embedded module comprises a component, at least two upper circuit patterns, and two groups of side circuit patterns; the at least two upper circuit patterns are formed on the top surface; the two groups of side circuit patterns are formed on the side surface and exposed from the through opening of the inner circuit board;
at least one first outer circuit board; and
at least one second outer circuit board; wherein the first outer circuit board and the second outer circuit board are formed on two opposite surfaces of the inner circuit board; one end of the two groups of side circuit patterns is electrically connected to the at least one first outer circuit board and the at least one second outer circuit board, the other end of the two groups of side circuit patterns is electrically connected to the component by the at least two upper circuit patterns, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,993,281

MANAGEMENT DEVICE, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM

JVCKENWOOD Corporation, ...

1. A management device comprising:an acquirer configured to acquire base station information indicating an operational status of a base station device in group communication and terminal device operational information indicating whether a call-destination terminal device registered in the base station device is in a state capable of receiving the group communication;
a processor configured to create, based on the base station information and the terminal device operational information acquired by the acquirer, communication result information in which information that identifies the base station device, information that identifies the call-destination terminal device, and participation information on the call-destination terminal device whether to participate in the group communication are associated with one another; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the communication result information created by the processor,
wherein the processor is configured to create the participation information that makes it possible to identify a state of participation where the call-destination terminal device has participated in the group communication, a state of non-participation where the call-destination terminal device does not participate in the group communication due to a factor on a call-destination terminal device side and a state of non-participation where the call-destination terminal device does not participate in the group communication due to a factor on a base station device side.

US Pat. No. 10,993,222

FLOATING LINKS

AIRTIES KABLOSUZ ILETISIM...

1. A controller for use in a network, the controller configurable for communication with an access point and a client device, the controller comprising:a memory configured to store a pool of available virtual addresses therein;
at least one network interface; and
a processor configured to,
assign at least one virtual address from the pool of available virtual addresses to the access point as an assigned virtual address to enable the access point to identify itself to the client device and associate with the client device using the assigned virtual address,
prevent the at least one virtual address from the pool of available virtual addresses from being assigned for use by any other access point in the network when the access point and the client device are associated using the at least one virtual address, in response to assigning the at least one virtual address from the pool of available virtual addresses to the access point,
evaluate an end-to-end throughput of alternative routes between the client device and access points in the network in order to determine a desired end-to-end route,
determine whether an end-to-end throughput of a current link between the access point and the client device using the at least one virtual address is greater than the end-to-end throughput of the alternative routes, and
perform a phased handoff operation to transfer information relating to the at least one virtual address to another access point associated with one of the alternative routes in response to determining that the end-to-end throughput of the current link is worse than the end-to-end throughput of the alternative routes, the phased handoff operation including,
transmitting, via at least one network interface of the access point, a command to the other access point to set, after a time period based on a number of queued packets at the access point that are queued for transmission to the client device, at least one network interface of the other access point to be addressable via the at least one virtual address whilst continuing to transmit the number of queued packets that are queued for transmission to the client device,
determining that the other access point has notified the network that the other access point will be using the at least one virtual address to communicate with the client device after the time period,
disassociating the at least one network interface of the access point and the at least one virtual address after the time period, and
transmitting, via the at least one network interface of the access point, a notification to the other access point after the number of queued packets has been depleted, the notification causing the other access point to start transmitting queued data packets to the client device using the at least one virtual address.

US Pat. No. 10,993,150

WIRELESS CONTROL PLANE HAVING CENTRALIZED AND DISTRIBUTED CONTROL MESSAGES

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
communicating with core network equipment by employing a first wireless connection between the system and first base station equipment communicatively coupled to the core network equipment;
establishing a second wireless connection between the system and a user equipment to enable the user equipment to communicate with the core network equipment by employing the first wireless connection and the first base station equipment; and
communicating a first control message and a second control message to the user equipment, wherein the first control message comprises first parameters associated with the first base station equipment and the first wireless connection between the system and the first base station equipment, and wherein the second control message comprises second parameters associated with the second wireless connection between the system and the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,993,148

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING A HANDOVER IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS

RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM LIM...

16. A communications system for assisting handover in a heterogeneous network, the communications system comprising:a user equipment, the user equipment comprising:
a measurement module configured to measure at least one network parameter and generate a handover report, wherein
the handover report comprises at least one network parameter, and
the at least one network parameter comprises a basic service set identifier;
a communication module configured to:
transmit a handover report to a serving base station, wherein: the handover report comprises the at least one network parameter, and
the at least one network parameter comprises the basic service set identifier, and
the serving base station, the serving base station configured to:
transmit a request message to at least one of the at least one access point and at least one network entity,
receive a first response message from the at least one access point,
the first response message comprising a first neighbour list including a first target base station within coverage of the at least one access point,
receive a second response message from the least one network entity,
the second response message comprising a second neighbour list including a second target base station within coverage of the at least one access point,
the first response message and the second response message further comprise at least one of a station load and a Wi-Fi overlapping quantum of the first target base station and the second target base station,
process at least one of the first response message and the second response message for performing handover from the serving base station to a target base station, and
the target base station being one of the first target base station and the second target base station.

US Pat. No. 10,993,073

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GEOFENCE SECURITY

GEOFRENZY, INC., Tiburon...

12. A method of geofence information delivery, comprising:providing at least two devices constructed and configured for network communication in a geographic region via a peer-to-peer network, the at least two devices storing cached geofence data for the geographic region;
at least one device of the at least two devices on the peer-to-peer network obtaining its geolocation information;
the at least one device determining at least one unique identifier;
the at least one device querying the cached geofence data on at least one peer device of the at least two devices associated with the at least one unique identifier;
the at least one device identifying one or more geofences associated with the at least one unique identifier in the geographic region; and
the at least one peer device of the at least two devices delivering geofence information to the at least one device.

US Pat. No. 10,992,945

COMPLEXITY REDUCTION OF SIGNIFICANCE MAP CODING

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...


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the grouping of the 4×4 chroma contexts includes contexts 1a, 1b, and 4a as additional contexts.

US Pat. No. 10,992,941

INTEGRATED IMAGE RESHAPING AND VIDEO CODING

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

10. A method for decoding with a processor a coded bitstream to generate an output image in a first codeword representation, the method comprising:receiving a coded image partially coded in a second codeword representation, wherein the second codeword representation allows for a more efficient compression than the first codeword representation;
receiving reshaping information for the coded image;
generating based on the reshaping information a forward reshaping function mapping pixels from the first codeword representation to the second codeword representation;
generating based on the reshaping information an inverse reshaping function, wherein the inverse reshaping function maps pixels from the second codeword representation to the first codeword representation;
for a region of the coded image,
generating a decoded reshaped residual region;
generating a predicted region based on pixels in a reference pixel buffer or previously decoded spatial neighbors;
generating a reconstructed pixel region based on the decoded reshaped residual region, the predicted region, the forward reshaping function, and the inverse reshaping function wherein a reconstructed sample in the reconstructed pixel region is derived at least in part from forward reshaping a respective predicted sample in the predicted region;
generating an output pixel region for the output image based on the reconstructed pixel region; and
storing the output pixel region in the reference pixel buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,992,938

SPATIAL BLOCK-LEVEL PIXEL ACTIVITY EXTRACTION OPTIMIZATION LEVERAGING MOTION VECTORS

ATI Technologies ULC, Ma...

1. A system comprising:an interface configured to receive a new video frame of a video stream;
control logic coupled to the interface, wherein the control logic is configured to generate estimates of block-level pixel activity for the new video frame based on:
motion estimation data for the new video frame; and
previously calculated block-level pixel activity from a reference video frame;
an encoder configured to generate an encoded video frame based on the estimates, wherein the encoded video frame represents the new video frame.

US Pat. No. 10,992,936

ENCODING, DECODING, AND REPRESENTING HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGES

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method for encoding high-dynamic range images with a processor, the method comprising:receiving a high dynamic range (HDR) image;
generating a tone-mapped image based on the HDR image;
generating a luminance ratio image based on pixel luminance values of the HDR image and pixel luminance values of the tone-mapped image;
determining residual chroma values based on the luminance ratio image, the HDR image and the tone-mapped image;
generating a log ratio image based on the luminance ratio image; and
generating a coded HDR image, the coded HDR image comprising the tone-mapped image and HDR reconstruction data, the HDR reconstruction data being derived based the log ratio image and the residual chroma values.

US Pat. No. 10,992,885

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE DETECTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A radiographic image detection device comprising:a sensor panel in which pixels that are sensitive to radiation which has been emitted from a radiation generation apparatus and transmitted through a subject and accumulate charge are two-dimensionally arranged and a plurality of signal lines for reading the charge are arranged;
a signal processing circuit that reads an analog voltage signal corresponding to the charge from the pixel through the signal line to perform signal processing;
a plurality of AD converters that are included in the signal processing circuit, perform an AD conversion process of converting the analog voltage signal into a digital signal corresponding to a voltage value, and share the AD conversion process performed for each of the signal lines; and
a processor configured to control the signal processing circuit such that an irradiation start detection operation and an image reading operation are performed,
wherein the irradiation start detection operation reads the charge from the pixel through the signal line before the emission of the radiation starts and detects the start of the emission of the radiation on the basis of the digital signal corresponding to the read charge,
the image reading operation reads the charge from the pixel through the signal line after a pixel charge accumulation period for which the charge is accumulated in the pixel elapses from the start of the emission of the radiation and outputs a radiographic image which is indicated by the digital signal corresponding to the read charge and is provided for diagnosis,
the processor has a function of switching a power supply state to the AD converter between a first state in which first power is supplied and a second state in which second power that is lower than the first power per unit time is supplied, and
in the irradiation start detection operation, the processor periodically switches the power supply state of at least one of the plurality of AD converters such that the number of AD converters in the first state per unit time is less than that in the image reading operation.

US Pat. No. 10,992,884

IMAGING PANEL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An imaging panel that generates an image based on scintillation light that is obtained from X-rays transmitted through an object, the imaging panel comprising:a substrate; and
a photoelectric conversion layer that is provided on the substrate and converts scintillation light into charges, wherein
the photoelectric conversion layer has a polygonal shape including a plurality of corner portions when viewed in a plan view,
each of the plurality of corner portions includes a plurality of corners each of which has an interior angle of greater than 90°,
the photoelectric conversion layer includes a first semiconductor layer of a first conductive type, an intrinsic amorphous semiconductor layer in contact with the first semiconductor layer, and a second semiconductor layer of a second conductive type that is opposite to the first conductive type, the second semiconductor layer being in contact with the intrinsic semiconductor layer, and
in the plurality of corner portions, and in an area other than the corner portions, at least an upper end portion of the second semiconductor layer protrudes toward an outer side of the photoelectric conversion layer, with respect to an upper end portion of the intrinsic semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,992,867

IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image capturing apparatus, comprising:an image capturing device configured to capture a subject image;
a period detection circuit configured to detect a period of a focus variation of the subject image formed on an image capturing surface of the image capturing device with a lens;
a first detection device configured to detect a first translation component, the first translation component being a component in a direction along an optical axis of shake of the image capturing apparatus;
a second detection device configured to detect a rotation component of the shake of the image capturing apparatus; and
at least one processor or circuit configured to function as:
a first extraction unit configured to extract a component of a predetermined frequency band from the first translation component based on the period of the focus variation;
a second extraction unit configured to extract the component of the predetermined frequency band from the rotation component based on the period of the focus variation;
a obtaining unit configured to compare a signal extracted by the first extraction unit with a signal extracted by the second extraction unit to obtain a rotation radius of the shake of the image capturing apparatus; and
a translation obtaining unit configured to obtain a second translation component using the signal from the second detection device and the rotation radius, the second translation component being a component in the direction along the optical axis of the shake of the image capturing apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,992,861

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An image processing device, comprising:an input unit through which are inputted first image data which is a portion of an image in which a first photographic subject and a second photographic subject are imaged, and which is employed for the second photographic subject to be displayed after the first photographic subject has been displayed, and for the first photographic subject then again to be displayed upon the display unit by repeating control to shift a portion of the image displayed upon the display unit in a first direction and to display a portion of the image that is not displayed upon the display unit; and
an image generation unit that generates, from the first image data, second image data including the first photographic subject and the second photographic subject, based on a first distance by which the image displayed upon the display unit shifts from the first photographic subject being displayed upon the display unit until the second photographic subject is displayed upon the display unit, and a second distance by which the image displayed upon the display unit shifts from the second photographic subject being displayed upon the display unit until the first photographic subject is displayed upon the display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,992,835

IMAGE READING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHOD CAPABLE OF REDUCING USER BURDEN IN CASE OF READ ERROR

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image reading device, comprising:a processor,
wherein the processor executes:
a whole image generator that divides a read area of a document placement table into a plurality of areas, multiple times executes read processing that collectively reads an image of a document in the plurality of areas, and generates a whole image that corresponds to a whole of the plurality of areas in each read processing;
an extractor that extracts an individual image corresponding to the document from the whole image;
an image file generator that generates a plurality of image files in which a plurality of individual images acquired by executing each read processing are collected by the plurality of areas;
a second determiner that determines, based on the plurality of individual images acquired by executing the each read processing and collected by the plurality of areas, whether or not there is an area among the plurality of areas, in which a document characteristic has changed in the each read processing; and
a notifier that notifies a user that there is the area in which the document characteristic has changed in the each read processing if the second determiner determines that there is the area in which the document characteristic has changed in the each read processing.

US Pat. No. 10,992,825

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:at least one storage device including first and second storage areas; and
a controller having one or more processor which executes instructions stored in one or more memory, the controller being configured to:
format the first storage area and not format the second storage area, based on detection of an access error to the first storage area; and
recover data of the second storage area and not recover data of the first storage area, based on detection of an access error to the second storage area.

US Pat. No. 10,992,822

APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING CONTROL PARAMETERS OF A PRINTING SUBSTANCE FOR A PRINTING SYSTEM

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. An apparatus for adjusting control parameters of a printing substance for a printing system in before a color calibration process, the apparatus comprising: at least one sensor in a tank for the printing substance, the tank connected to supply the printing substance for printing by the printing system;a transceiver to receive a measurement of a value of at least one control parameter from the least one sensor; and
a processor to:
compare the measured value with a predetermined threshold range of values of the at least one control parameter, wherein the predetermined threshold range is associated with an allowable deviance from an operational set point of the printing substance;
adjust the value of the at least one control parameter towards the set point value within the predetermined threshold range if the measured value is outside the predetermined threshold range; and
thereafter calibrate the color of the printing substance.

US Pat. No. 10,992,818

USAGE TRACKING FOR SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE (SAAS) APPLICATIONS

Flexera Software LLC, It...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, by a usage proxy, enterprise credentials supplied by a user via a client on an electronic device, the enterprise credentials corresponding to an enterprise account of a user;
causing, by the usage proxy, the enterprise credentials to be authenticated by an authentication component associated with an enterprise, to thereby authenticate the user;
determining, by the usage proxy, which of a set of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications the user is authorized to access;
receiving, by the usage proxy, a selection by the user of a SaaS application that the user is authorized to access, said selection made by the user after said authentication of the user;
assigning, by the usage proxy, a pre-generated set of login credentials for the selected SaaS application to the user as a temporary assignment, said pre-generated set of login credentials comprising a login ID and password and being unknown to the user;
by the usage proxy, logging into the selected SaaS application on behalf of the user using the assigned set of login credentials, without exposing the set of login credentials to the user, wherein the usage proxy, in logging into the selected SaaS application on behalf of the user, enters the login ID and password into login and password fields of the SaaS application based on instructions that specify, to the usage proxy, locations of said login and password fields;
while the usage proxy is logged into the SaaS application on behalf of the user, monitoring, by the usage proxy, usage of the SaaS application by the user; and
by the usage proxy, reassigning the pre-generated set of login credentials to a different user after the user finishes using the SaaS application.

US Pat. No. 10,992,808

UPFRONT CUSTOMER TIME CONSIDERATION ALONG WITH OPTIMIZED AGENT DESKTOP IN A CONTACT CENTER

1. A computerized-method using a cloud-based computing environment for improving client service, in a contact center, the computerized-method comprising:in a computerized system comprising a processor, a database of historical data; and a memory to store the database, upon an inbound call to the contact center, said processor is configured to operate an Interaction Manager (IM) microservice to receive a Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) event and send it to an Agent Desktop Optimizer (ADO) module, said ADO module is configured to:
retrieving a context of a query and a time-limit of a client from the CTI event;
attempting to retrieve data from the database of historical data to evaluate average resolution time for the received context;
when the data is found, comparing the evaluated average resolution time with the received time-limit and when the received time-limit is below the evaluated average resolution time, sending the client a delay notice and providing the client a menu of options for querying through other channels,
when the data is not found, or when the received time-limit is above the evaluated average resolution time, presenting on an agent dashboard, via a display unit, the time-limit of the client and accordingly updating parameters in the agent dashboard during the inbound call;
thus, improving client service, by considering the time-limit of the client before the agent addresses the query of the client.

US Pat. No. 10,992,788

MODELING METHOD OF SEMANTIC GATEWAY AND SEMANTIC GATEWAY

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A modeling method of a semantic gateway comprising the steps of:inputting a plurality of protocol data from a plurality of devices that each communicate using a different respective protocol to the semantic gateway, the plurality of devices being heterogeneous devices capable of mutually exchanging and converting data in a given industrial application scenario and including a first device that communicates according to a first protocol with first protocol data and a second device that communicates according to a second protocol different from the first protocol with second protocol data;
performing, at the semantic gateway, a protocol analysis by finding a first rule of the first protocol corresponding to the first protocol data and a second rule of the second protocol corresponding to the second protocol data from a protocol library, and then performs an analysis on communication protocol layers of the first rule of the first protocol and the second rule of the second protocol to obtain first data information and second data information including a format, code, or signal level of the first protocol data and the second protocol data;
performing, at the semantic gateway, a syntax induction on first information data and the second information data according to the first rule and the second rule, respectively to obtain a first protocol ontology instance that corresponds only to the first protocol data according to the first protocol and a second protocol ontology instance that corresponds only to the second protocol data according to the second protocol;
performing, at the semantic gateway, a semantic query and matching operation for the plurality of protocol ontology instances in a dictionary library, which includes a set of information describing the type, format, structure, and usage of data collected in the library, using a plurality of attributes, methods, events and relations in each of the protocol ontology instances, respectively, to obtain a set of vocabularies having the same meaning and to obtain a plurality of model ontologies corresponding to the plurality of protocol ontology instances using the set of vocabularies, the plurality of model ontologies including a first model ontology corresponding to only the first protocol and a second model ontology corresponding to only the second protocol, wherein the attributes of the protocol includes control methods or encoding methods, the methods of the protocol include linking, sending data, and receiving data, the events of the protocol are triggered by a message, and the relation of the protocol indicates a level or dependency of the protocol with respect to other related protocols; and
merging, at the semantic gateway, the plurality of model ontologies to generate a generic model which includes a mapping between data communicated by the first device according to the first protocol and data communicated by the second device according to the second protocol which have the same semantics but different expression forms in one field in the general model, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,992,734

REMOTING APPLICATION SERVERS

CenturyLink Intellectual ...

1. A method, comprising:providing, with a first network, a connectivity between a first computer and a second network comprising a second computer;
transmitting, over the first network, a file from the first computer toward the second network comprising the second computer, the file comprising an application and data additional to the application;
selecting one or more compute surface locations in the second network to instantiate an instance of the application, wherein selecting the one or more compute surface locations in the second network to instantiate the instance of the application is based at least in part on a user input, wherein the user input specifies one or more requirements for selecting the one or more compute surface locations in the second network to instantiate the instance of the application;
receiving, with a node in a second network on a path between the first computer and the second computer, the file comprising the application;
determining, with the node in the second network, whether to intercept the file comprising the application, before the second computer can receive the file, wherein determining, with the node in the network, whether to intercept the file comprising the application, before the second computer can receive the file, comprises determining, with the node in the second network, whether the node is at least one of located at a same customer premises as the second computer or located in a same customer network as the second computer and determining, with the node in the second network, whether the node has the one or more requirements to instantiate the instance of the application;
based in part on a determination the node is at least one of located at the same customer premises as the second computer or located in the same customer network as the second computer and based in part on a determination that the node has the one or more requirements to instantiate the instance of the application, capturing, with the node in the network, the file containing the application and the data, before the second computer can receive the file;
instantiating the instance of the application that was captured with the node in the second network on a compute surface of the node in the second network as a service for the second computer, wherein the compute surface of the node in the second network comprises different hardware resources from the second computer, and wherein the second computer accesses the service via the compute surface of the node in the second network; and
operating on the data with the instance of the application.

US Pat. No. 10,992,730

DELAYING PUBLICIZING, AT A SECOND SOURCE, UPLOAD OF A CONTENT ITEM TO A FIRST SOURCE UNTIL CONFIRMATION OF AVAILABILITY OF THE CONTENT ITEM AT THE FIRST SOURCE

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system, comprising:a memory; and
a hardware processor that, when executing computer executable instructions stored in the memory, is configured to:
generate a notification for presentation on a user interface regarding availability of a content item that has been uploaded to a content server;
inhibit the generated notification from being presented on the user interface until a trigger event has been detected, wherein the trigger event comprises receiving a confirmation message from the content server in response to the content item becoming available at the content server for consumption; and
automatically cause, without receiving user input, the generated notification to be presented on the user interface in response to receiving the confirmation message.

US Pat. No. 10,992,701

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC TARGETING OF SECURE REPURPOSED CROSS-CHANNEL ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATI...

1. A system for repurposed electronic communication security, the system comprising:a memory device with computer-readable program code stored thereon;
a communication device, wherein the communication device is configured to establish operative communication with a plurality of networked devices via a communication network;
a processing device operatively coupled to the memory device and the communication device, wherein the processing device is configured to execute the computer-readable program code to:
block an incoming malicious electronic communication at an entity level prior to being distributed to a user within the entity, wherein the incoming malicious electronic communication is associated with a first electronic communication medium;
generate a repurposed malicious electronic communication for the user, wherein the repurposed malicious electronic communication is a scrubbed version of the incoming malicious electronic communication;
transmit, via a first communication channel, the repurposed malicious electronic communication to a user device of the user associated with the first electronic communication medium;
determine a user action performed by the user on the repurposed malicious electronic communication;
determine, via an embedded action tag within the repurposed malicious electronic communication, the user action performed by the user comprising an unsuccessful identification of the repurposed malicious electronic communication at a user application; and
escalate authentication requirements of the user for access to a user interface based on the unsuccessful identification of the repurposed malicious electronic communication.

US Pat. No. 10,992,624

SERVERS, METHODS OF CONTROLLING SERVERS, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUMS

LINE CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A server that mediates transmission and reception of content by a first terminal of a first user, the first user being registered on a service for transmitting and receiving the content, the server comprising:a memory configured to store computer-readable instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the computer-readable instructions to,
transmit first chat message content to a second terminal of a second user, the first chat message content received from the first terminal, the second user not registered with the service,
transmit second chat message content to the first terminal, the second chat message content received from the second terminal,
store a chat history of chat messages which have been transmitted between the first terminal of the first user and the second terminal of the second user in the memory, the chat history including the first chat message content and the second chat message content,
register the second user on the service based on input from the second user into the second terminal, and
transmit information for displaying the chat history to the second terminal based on the registration of the second user on the service.

US Pat. No. 10,992,557

TRAFFIC ANALYZER FOR NETWORK DEVICE

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

1. A system comprising:a network switching device, the network switching device including a data collector configured to collect data unit information for data units arriving at the network switching device, the data collector configured to forward at least particular data unit information of particular data units to an analyzer interface;
an analyzer device coupled to the analyzer interface and configured to:
receive the particular data unit information;
identify application-specific values in the particular data unit information;
log the application-specific values;
input one or more of the logged application-specific values, or metrics derived from the one or more of the logged application-specific values, into analysis logic of the analyzer device, along with first application-specific values found in a first data unit described in the particular data unit information;
based on an output of the analysis logic, instruct the network switching device to drop or edit the first data unit or a data unit that has a same characteristic as the first data unit.

US Pat. No. 10,992,501

EYE MONITOR FOR PARALLELIZED DIGITAL EQUALIZERS

CREDO TECHNOLOGY GROUP LI...

1. An integrated receiver circuit that comprises:a set of analog-to-digital converters that sample a receive signal in response to staggered clock signals to provide a parallel set of sampled receive signals;
an equalizer that converts the parallel set of sampled receive signals into a parallel set of equalized signals;
one or more quantizers that derives symbol decisions from the parallel set of equalized signals;
a digital timing circuit that generates the staggered clock signals based on the parallel set of equalized signals;
a clock skew adjustment circuit that provides a controllable skew of at least one of said staggered clock signals relative to at least one other of the staggered clock signals;
a monitor circuit that provides a reliability indicator for the symbol decisions; and
a controller that determines a dependence of the reliability indicator on the controllable skew.

US Pat. No. 10,992,161

SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH EMERGENCY POWER CONTROL

Aleddra Inc., Renton, WA...

1. A luminaire power pack, comprising:at least two electrical conductors configured to couple to alternate-current (AC) mains;
a rechargeable battery comprising a positive potential terminal and a negative potential terminal with a terminal voltage across thereof;
at least one full-wave rectifier coupled to the at least two electrical conductors and configured to convert a line voltage from the AC mains into a first direct-current (DC) voltage;
a charging circuit comprising a control device, a transformer, a first ground reference, and a second ground reference electrically isolated from the first ground reference by the transformer, the charging circuit coupled to the at least one full-wave rectifier and configured to convert the first DC voltage into a second DC voltage that charges a voltage level of the rechargeable battery to reach a third DC voltage;
a light-emitting diode (LED) driving circuit comprising a third ground reference and a step-up converter, the LED driving circuit configured to receive the terminal voltage and to convert the terminal voltage into a fourth DC voltage with multiple output power levels when the line voltage from the AC mains is unavailable; and
a charging voltage detection and control circuit comprising a charging detection circuit, a power setting circuit, and a relay switch, the charging detection circuit configured to enable or disable the LED driving circuit according to availability of the AC mains, the power setting circuit configured to control the multiple output power levels, and the relay switch comprising a power sensing coil with a pick-up voltage,
wherein:
the power setting circuit comprises a voltage setting circuit configured to build up multiple reference voltages for the step-up converter to provide multiple LED driving currents accordingly;
the relay switch further comprises a first pair of input electrical terminals, a second pair of input electrical terminals, and a third pair of input electrical terminals, wherein the third pair of input electrical terminals are configured to receive the pick-up voltage to operate the power sensing coil;
the relay switch further comprises a pair of output electrical terminals configured to relay either the line voltage from the AC mains appeared at the first pair of input electrical terminals or the fourth DC voltage appeared at the second pair of input electrical terminals to the pair of output electrical terminals; and
a rechargeable battery test is configured to ensure that the terminal voltage is available at all times to operate the LED driving circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,991,976

SOLID-STATE ELECTROLYTES BASED ON LITHIUM HALIDES FOR ALL-SOLID-STATE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY OPERATING AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES

SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF REG...

1. A method for preparing solid-state electrolyte based on lithium halides for solid-state lithium-ion electrochemical cells; processing the solid-state electrolyte using a C/Cu working electrode and lithium metal as a reference electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,991,643

POWER MODULE COMPRISING A HOUSING WHICH IS FORMED IN LEVELS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A power module (1, 30), comprisingat least one power semiconductor (4, 34, 35),
at least one further electronic component (20, 48, 49, 17, 50), and
a housing, which is formed by a shaped body and which is formed by an encapsulation compound (12, 13),
wherein the housing is formed in at least first and second levels (2, 3, 31, 32), and the at least one power semiconductor component (4, 34, 35) is arranged in the first level (3, 31), and the at least one further electronic component (20, 48, 49, 17, 50) is arranged in the second level (2), at least one electrically conductive layer forming an electrically conductive connection structure (18, 19, 24, 51, 52, 53, 54) on a surface (26) of an inner interface (25), the inner interface (25) extending between the first and second levels (2, 3), of the power module, said layer being applied onto the surface (26), the at least one further electronic component (20, 48, 49, 17, 50) being electrically conductively connected to the connection structure (18, 19, 24, 51, 52, 53, 54), the power semiconductor component (4, 34, 35) in the first level (3, 31) being electrically connected to the further component in the second level (2) by the connection structure (18, 19, 24, 51, 52, 53, 54), wherein the encapsulation compound (29) is a cement compound which is formed with the formation of cement crystals (12) so that each of the first and second levels (2, 3, 31, 32) is formed by a continuous crystal structure, and wherein the connection structure forms a capacitive sensor configured to record moisture on the inner interface (25).

US Pat. No. 10,991,533

MEDIUM VOLTAGE BREAKER CONDUCTOR WITH AN ELECTRICALLY EFFICIENT CONTOUR

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A conductive member for a circuit breaker high voltage portion conductor assembly, said conductive member comprising:a body;
said body includes a transfer portion and a coupling portion; and
wherein said body transfer portion has an electrically efficient contour;
wherein said body transfer portion also has a thermally efficient contour;
whereby said body transfer portion has an electro-thermally efficient contour;
wherein said body transfer portion includes a number of slots extending through said body transfer portion;
and wherein:
each slot extends generally vertically through said body transfer portion;
wherein said slots define a number of fins;
wherein said number of fins includes a number of inner fins, each inner fin disposed between adjacent slots; and
wherein said number of fins includes two outer fins, each outer fin disposed between a slot and an adjacent outer lateral side of body transfer portion.

US Pat. No. 10,991,150

VIEW GENERATION FROM A SINGLE IMAGE USING FULLY CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORKS

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE O...

1. A method of rendering a stereoscopic 3D image from a single image, comprising:receiving a collection of pairs of stereoscopic 3D images comprising an input image and an output image that is a stereoscopic 3D pair of the input image;
training a neural network composed of convolutional layers without any fully connected layers, with pairs of stereoscopic 3D images from the collection, to receive an input image and generate an output image that is a stereoscopic 3D pair of the input image; wherein the neural network is provided as an application on a computing device;
upon receiving an input image, generating an output image that is a stereoscopic 3D pair of the input image by the neural network,
wherein a first half of the convolution lavers downscale their inputs with a preconfigured factor by using a stride value and
wherein a second half of the convolution layers upscale their inputs with the preconfigured factor by using an inverse value of the stride value to reduce distortion in the output image.

US Pat. No. 10,991,088

DEFECT INSPECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

UTECHZONE CO., LTD., New...

7. A defect inspection method using artificial intelligence for a defect inspection system connected to an automatic visual inspection device, wherein the defect inspection system comprises a re-inspection server, a training terminal, a labeling re-inspection terminal, a classification terminal, and a re-inspection terminal, the defect inspection method comprising:receiving a defect image and a defect location from the automatic visual inspection device by the re-inspection server;
receiving the defect image and the defect location from the re-inspection server by the classification terminal;
reading a target trained module corresponding to the defect image, classifying the defect image according to the target trained module to generate a labeled defect image, and sending the labeled defect image to the re-inspection server by the classification terminal;
receiving, by the re-inspection terminal, the labeled defect image sent from the re-inspection server and displaying the labeled defect image on a display of the re-inspection terminal;
receiving a verified operation corresponding to the labeled defect image and sending the verified operation to the re-inspection server by the re-inspection terminal;
receiving the verified operation and the labeled defect image from the re-inspection server and receiving a labeling result corresponding to the labeled defect image by the labeling re-inspection terminal;
receiving the labeling result and the labeled defect image and sending the labeling result and the labeled defect image to the training terminal by the re-inspection server; and
receiving the labeling result and the corresponding labeled defect image from the labeling re-inspection terminal and training a corresponding training module according to the labeling result and the corresponding labeled defect image by the training terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,990,621

USING CROSS-MATCHING BETWEEN USERS AND MATCHING AGAINST REFERENCE DATA TO FACILITATE CONTENT IDENTIFICATION

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for identifying content, the method comprising:receiving, using a hardware processor, a first fingerprint associated with a first media content item and a second fingerprint associated with a second media content item;
determining, using the hardware processor, that the first media content item is related to the second media content item by determining that characteristic components of a characteristic type match between a first group of characteristic components associated with the first fingerprint with a second group of characteristic components associated with the second fingerprint;
identifying, using the hardware processor, the first media content based on the first content fingerprint, wherein a confidence value is associated with the identification; and
in response to determining that the confidence value exceeds a predetermined threshold, identifying, using the hardware processor, the second media content based on the identification of the first media content.

US Pat. No. 10,990,268

OPERATION METHOD AND TERMINAL DEVICE

BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK...

1. An operation method executed by a processor in a terminal device with a touch-sensitive display, the method comprising:receiving a screen splitting instruction, while an original application display region is displayed and prior to displaying a first new display region and a second new display region;
in response to the screen splitting instruction, splitting a screen of the touch-sensitive display into a reduced size display region displaying the original application display region, the first new display region arranged along a first edge of the touch-sensitive display and configured to display history operation content, and the second new display region arranged along the first edge or a second edge of the touch-sensitive display and configured to display at least one application icon;
receiving a target operation instruction;
determining target content and a target application icon corresponding to the target operation instruction, wherein the target content is content selected from the history operation content displayed in the first new display region or content selected in an open application window of an executing application displaying content in the reduced size display region, and the target application icon is an application icon in the second new display region; and
transmitting the target content to an application program corresponding to the target application icon in response to the target operation instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,990,087

PARALLEL CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTELLIGENT WORKSHOP

GUANGDONG UNIVERSITY OF T...

1. A parallel control method for an intelligent workshop, comprising the following steps:step A: constructing a parallel control simulation platform: performing accurate digital modeling on a real workshop site by third-party simulation software, performing secondary development, performing motion planning of the model and corresponding action control scripts, constructing a downlink instruction channel and an uplink information channel, establishing, by means of an industrial control network, a communication mechanism for a soft PLC and a hard PLC and an asynchronous periodicity synchronization guarantee mechanism for the soft PLC and the hard PLC to realize communication and integration with an upper-level IVIES module and a lower-level control network, and constructing the parallel control simulation platform equivalent to the workshop site;
step B: establishing a parallel execution mechanism: based on a digital twin technology, establishing the parallel execution mechanism for action synchronization of a workshop device model and physical objects thereof;
realizing a communication channel among a soft PLC of a workshop digital model, a PLC of a physical workshop device and configuration software to realize interconnection and intercommunication of data and information, so that a stand-alone physical device can realize action synchronization with a stand-alone digital model corresponding to the whole line on the parallel control simulation platform; and
step C: correcting and optimizing the parallel control system: by the parallel control system, performing simulated launch and simulated production of orders, performing full-view and cross-granularity monitoring of a workshop operation process, performing management of various production operation indexes and response processing of emergencies during an execution process, and performing performance analysis and execution optimization of devices.

US Pat. No. 10,990,019

STOCHASTIC RETICLE DEFECT DISPOSITIONING

KLA Corporation, Milpita...

1. A system, comprising:a controller including one or more processors configured to execute a set of program instructions stored in memory, the set of program instructions configured to cause the one or more processors to:
acquire product metrology data of a product reticle, the product reticle configured to be used to print a pattern of elements on one or more product samples;
perform one or more stochastic simulations of a printing process based on the product metrology data of the product reticle to generate one or more simulated product samples including the pattern of elements;
generate a product model of the product reticle modeling the printing process of the pattern of elements by the product reticle;
identify one or more differences between the product model and a reference model;
identify, based on the one or more identified differences, at least one of a care area of the product reticle which is susceptible to printing stochastic defects on the one or more product samples, or a care area on the one or more simulated product samples which is susceptible to printed stochastic defects; and
adjust one or more characteristics of one or more process tools based on at least one of the care area of the product reticle or the care area of the one or more simulated product samples.

US Pat. No. 10,989,784

BEACON-BASED ASSET LOCATION AND MANAGEMENT

THOUGHTWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of nodes configured to:
receive beacon transmissions from a plurality of beacons, wherein the beacons are associated with a plurality of assets and the beacon transmissions contain a beacon identifier; and
transmit a node transmission including a beacon identifier, node identifier, and signal strength responsive to receiving a beacon transmission; and
a gateway configured to:
receive a plurality of node transmissions from the plurality of nodes;
identify a subset of the node transmissions that include a common beacon identifier; and
determine a location of a beacon of the plurality of beacons associated with the common beacon identifier by:
extracting a plurality of node identifiers associated with the subset of the node transmissions;
identifying one or more floors associated with the plurality of node identifiers;
selecting a beacon floor of the one or more floors with the most associated node identifiers;
selecting a closest node identifier with the largest signal strength from among one or more of the plurality of node identifiers associated with the beacon floor; and
determining the location of the beacon as a location associated with the node of the plurality of nodes identified by the closest node identifier, wherein determining the location of the beacon includes generating a beacon location tree that subdivides the plurality of node identifiers according to one or more floor identifiers associated with the plurality of node identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,989,724

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-ANALYSIS

Labrador Diagnostics LLC,...

1. A biological sample processing system comprising:a sample handling system;
a spectrophotometer;
a cytometer comprising an imaging device and a stage for receiving a microscopy cuvette;
an assay station configured to support multiple components comprising i) a biological sample and ii) at least a first, a second, and a third fluidically isolated assay unit, and
a magnetic rod engagable by said sample handling system wherein the magnetic rod is sized to fit through an opening of the pipette nozzle;
wherein the sample handling system is configured to i) transfer at least a portion of the biological sample to the first assay unit, the second assay unit, and the third assay unit; ii) transfer the first and second assay units containing biological sample to the spectrophotometer; and iii) transfer the third assay unit containing biological sample to the cytometry station;
wherein the spectrophotometer comprises a first light source, a laser light source aligned at an acute angle relative to the first light source, an optical grating, and a photodetector, wherein an opening in the spectrophotometer is provided between the light source and the optical grating for receiving one of the fluidically isolated assay units containing the biological sample, wherein the first light source and the laser light source are on a first side of the opening and an optical filter on a second side of the opening from the optical grating;
wherein the magnetic rod is configured to be received inside a pipette of the sample handling system.

US Pat. No. 10,989,604

CRYOGENIC DETECTOR WITH INTEGRATED BACKSHORT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

United States of America ...

1. A method of manufacturing an integrated backshort, the method comprising:providing a silicon wafer with a reflective metal layer bonded thereon, and with a silicon first layer deposited on said reflective metal layer;
depositing a structural second layer on said first layer;
depositing, patterning and etching a first superconductor layer on said second layer as a kinetic inductance detector (KID);
depositing and patterning a second superconductor layer on said second layer as one of leads, a microstrip, a capacitor or a filter; and
patterning and etching a phononic structure in said second layer and said first layer, leaving holes in said second layer;
wherein subsequent etching penetrates through said holes into said second layer, and into said first layer, and stopping on said reflective metal layer, leaving a space under said second layer where edges of said first layer which are etched under said second layer define a length of the integrated backshort.

US Pat. No. 10,989,497

MULTI-MISSION MUNITION ADAPTER

Science Applications Inte...

1. A multi-mission munition adapter, comprising:a main body;
a first missile launcher attachment fitting on a left side of the main body;
a second missile launcher attachment fitting on a right side of the main body;
at least one pair of hangers on a bottom side of the main body and configured to receive a munitions ejector; and
a smart weapons interface connector, on the bottom side of the main body, configured to be connected to the munitions ejector via a cable.

US Pat. No. 10,989,405

LUMINOUS FAN AND LIGHT GUIDE MEMBER

COOLER MASTER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A luminous fan, comprising:a main body, comprising a fan frame and a propeller, and the propeller rotatably mounted on the fan frame;
a light guide member, comprising an outer light guide ring and an inner light guide ring, the outer light guide ring and the inner light guide ring mounted on the fan frame, the inner light guide ring having an air channel, the propeller located in the air channel, and the outer light guide ring surrounding the inner light guide ring and whole of the outer light guide ring exposed from the luminous fan; and
at least one light source, disposed between the outer light guide ring and the inner light guide ring,
wherein the fan frame comprises a first carrier board and a second carrier board, the first carrier board and the second carrier board each having a plurality of first mounting parts, the inner light guide ring has a plurality of second mounting parts, the plurality of first mounting parts of the first carrier board and the plurality of first mounting parts of the second carrier board are connected, the plurality of first mounting parts of the first carrier board or the plurality of first mounting parts of the second carrier board are respectively connected to the plurality of second mounting parts, and wherein the outer light guide ring is mounted on the inner light guide ring and surrounds the plurality of first mounting parts and the plurality of second mounting parts.

US Pat. No. 10,989,361

FUEL TANK AND METHODS

ATELIER GERARD BEAULIEU I...

1. A fuel tank, comprising:a body defining a fuel holding cavity therein;
a spill box attached to the body;
a fill port for fluid communication with the fuel holding cavity, the fill port being disposed within the spill box;
an accumulation box disposed on a top of the body and defining a fuel overflow cavity therein that is in fluid communication with the fuel holding cavity; and
a vent conduit defining a closed interior passage and extending between a first end and a second end, the first end of the vent conduit in fluid communication with the fuel overflow cavity of the accumulation box, the second end of the vent conduit in fluid communication with a part of the fuel holding cavity spaced away from the accumulation box, the vent conduit providing fluid communication between the accumulation box and the part of the fuel holding cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,989,305

AXIAL AND RADIAL FLOATING SEALS

Bal Seal Engineering, LLC...

1. A method of using a floating seal assembly comprising:placing the seal assembly in a bore of a first structure having a surface defining the bore so that the seal assembly seals against the surface of the bore, wherein the seal assembly comprises:
a seal element comprising a first sealing flange, a second sealing flange, and a center channel section, which together define a seal cavity; said first sealing flange comprising an outer exterior surface and an outer interior surface, and said second sealing flange comprising an inner interior surface and an inner exterior surface defining an inside bore;
a support band comprising a body located within the seal cavity and mechanically engaging the seal element so that axial movement of the body relative to the seal element is blocked but radial movement of the body relative to the seal element is not blocked, said body of the support band comprising a groove, a contoured surface, and a radial lip, wherein the groove comprises a bottom surface and the radial lip extends radially away from the bottom surface of the groove to reduce an opening to the seal cavity;
a first loading spring located in the seal cavity and biasing against the contoured surface and against the inner interior surface of the second sealing flange;
a second loading spring located in the groove of the support band and biasing against the bottom surface and against the outer interior surface of the first sealing flange;
placing a second structure inside the inside bore of the second sealing flange; and
wherein a loading force applied by the first loading spring on the second sealing flange is less than a loading force applied by the second loading spring on the first sealing flange.

US Pat. No. 10,989,190

EXTERNAL GEAR PUMP

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. An external gear pump, comprising:a driving first pump gear and a second pump gear driven by the first pump gear, which intermesh to convey a fluid from a suction side to a pressure side of the external gear pump, wherein the first pump gear and the second pump gear each have a plurality of teeth, each having a leading tooth flank leading in the rotation direction of the corresponding pump gear and a trailing tooth flank, wherein the leading tooth flank of the first pump gear comes into physical contact with the trailing tooth flank of the second pump gear to drive the second pump gear via the first pump gear, wherein the trailing tooth flanks of the first pump gear extend concavely to form a fluid pocket at at least one axial position in a radial direction at least in sections in each case, wherein the fluid pocket extends directly out of a tooth root circle of the first pump gear, and wherein a cross-section of the trailing tooth flanks is identical throughout in the region of the fluid pocket, in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,989,187

CONTROL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD

Hangzhou Sanhua Research ...

1. A control system for controlling operation of an execution device, the control system comprising:a master controller;
a microprocessor; and
a signal line; wherein
the master controller is configured to send a control signal to the microprocessor via the signal line;
the microprocessor is configured to: send the control signal to the execution device to drive the execution device to operate; acquire, at a time interval, a feedback signal representing an operation state of the execution device; and send the feedback signal to the signal line; and
the master controller is further configured to: acquire the feedback signal from the signal line; determine, from the feedback signal, the operation state of the execution device; and regulate the control signal based on the operation state;
wherein the first control module comprises a first storage module configured to prestore a first combination list, wherein the first combination list comprises a plurality of combinations of a duration of the control signal and a duration of a low level signal;
the third feedback signal is a combination of a duration of the control signal and a duration of the low level signal; and
the master controller is configured to: determine the operation state of the execution device based on whether the third feedback signal is same as one of the plurality of combinations of the duration of the control signal and the duration of the low level signal in the first combination list and regulate the control signal based on the operation state.

US Pat. No. 10,989,155

METHOD OF RETARDING INJECTION TIMING OF A FUEL INJECTOR

Progress Rail Services Co...

1. A bushing for use with a fuel injector, the bushing comprising:a substantially cylindrical body defining a cylindrical axis, an upper end, and a lower end disposed along the cylindrical axis, the body including a main body portion disposed proximate the lower end and a necked down portion disposed proximate the upper end with a shoulder connecting the necked down portion to the main body portion;
the body also defining a central bore extending completely through the body from the upper end to the lower end along the cylindrical axis;
the main body portion including an outer circumferential surface;
the main body portion defining a top port extending from the outer circumferential surface to the central bore, the top port forming a bottom inside portion at the intersection of the top port with the central bore; and
the main body portion defining a bottom port extending from the outer circumferential surface to the central bore, the bottom port forming a top inside portion at the intersection of the bottom port with the central bore;
wherein the main body portion defines an injection timing distance measured along the cylindrical axis from the shoulder to bottom inside portion of the top port, and the main body portion defines a main body height measured along the cylindrical axis from the shoulder to the lower end, and a ratio of the main body height to the injection timing distance ranges from 1.9 to 2.2;
the main body portion defines an injection duration distance measured along the cylindrical axis from the bottom inside portion of the top port to the top inside portion of the bottom port and a ratio of the main body height to the injection duration distance ranges from 4.0 to 4.4;
the bushing defines an overall injection adjustment ratio that equals the ratio of the injection timing distance to the injection duration distance, and this ratio ranges from 1.9 to 2.250; and
the main body height is from 2.7 inches to 3.0 inches.

US Pat. No. 10,989,138

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Quest Engines, LLC

1. An internal combustion engine comprising:an engine cylinder having a cylinder wall;
a piston disposed in the engine cylinder, said piston having a skirt and a head;
a combustion chamber adjacent to the piston head defined by the cylinder wall;
a first poppet valve disposed in the engine cylinder, said first poppet valve having a lower head; and
a first depression formed in said piston head, said first depression being proximal to the lower head of the first poppet valve when the piston is at a top dead center position in the engine cylinder,
wherein the first depression has a continuous, generally circular, side wall extending between an upper lip and a floor,
wherein a first length of said first depression side wall at a junction of the first depression side wall with the first depression upper lip is greater than a second length of the first depression side wall at a junction of the first depression side wall with the first depression floor,
wherein the first depression side wall is curved or ramped from the first depression upper lip to the first depression floor, and
wherein the engine cylinder has a generally rectangular cross-section with rounded corners, and wherein the piston has a generally rectangular cross-section with rounded corners.

US Pat. No. 10,988,988

DRILLING SYSTEMS AND HYBRID DRILL BITS FOR DRILLING IN A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION AND METHODS RELATING THERETO

NATIONAL OILWELL DHT, L.P...

10. A method for drilling a borehole in a subterranean formation, the method comprising:(a) removably coupling a first cone cutter to a leading surface of a lower action of a first leg of a bit body, wherein the first cone cutter has a cone axis and a plurality of cutter elements;
(b) removably coupling a second cone cutter to a leading surface of a lower section of a second leg of the bit body, wherein the second cone cutter has a second cone axis and a plurality of cutter elements;
(c) rotating the bit body about a bit axis of the bit body in a cutting direction of bit rotation; wherein the lower section of the first leg is circumferentially spaced from the lower section of the second leg relative to the bit axis; wherein the lower section of each lev includes the leading surface, a trailing surface that trails the leading surface relative to the cutting direction of bit rotation, and a fixed blade extending radially outward relative to the bit axis, wherein the fixed blade is circumferentially positioned between the leading surface and the trailing surface of the corresponding lower section;
(d) rotating the first cone cutter about the first cone axis relative to the first leg and rotating the second cone cutter about the second cone axis relative to the second leg during (c);
(e) engaging the subterranean formation with the plurality of cutter elements mounted to the first cone cutter, the plurality of cutter elements mounted to the second cone cutter, and a plurality of cutter elements mounted to a formation facing surface of each fixed blade during (c) and (d)
(f) tripping the bit body from the borehole after (e);
(g) removing the first cone cutter from the bit body after (f) by moving the first one cutter axially relative to the first cone axis away from the leading surface of the lower section of the first leg into a clearance recess in the trailing surface of the lower section of the second leg; and
(h) removing the second cone cutter from the bit body after (f).

US Pat. No. 10,988,480

OPIOID KETAL COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

Rhodes Technologies, Cov...

1. A compound of Formula IVD or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:

US Pat. No. 10,988,055

PASSENGER SEAT WITH MOVABLE BACKREST PORTION

Safran Seats USA LLC, Ga...

1. A passenger seat backrest, comprising:a passenger seat privacy shell defining a seat portion and a backrest portion, wherein the seat portion and the backrest portion are defined by the privacy shell itself so that in use, a passenger sits on the privacy shell and not a separate metal seat unit contained within a privacy shell;
the back rest portion comprising a movable portion configured to translate with respect to the privacy shell, wherein in a lowered position, the backrest is flush with or lower than the privacy shell and wherein in a raised position, the backrest extends above the privacy shell,
wherein the backrest portion further comprises a lower portion and an upper portion, the lower portion configured to remain stationary during use such that it does not move for any seat adjustments, and the upper portion configured to translate with respect to the stationary lower portion to create a space there between, wherein the space provides an area for a passenger's arm or elbow to be received between the upper portion and the lower portion, wherein in a lowered position, the upper portion is flush with or lower than the privacy shell and wherein in a raised position, the upper portion extends above the privacy shell.

US Pat. No. 10,987,814

COMPLIANT PERIMETER END EFFECTORS

SoftWear Automation, Inc....

1. A compliant perimeter end effector, comprising:a mounting bracket having a contact mounting flange, the mounting bracket configured to couple to a manipulator; and
a plurality of compliant material contact elements comprising individual contact elements coupled about a perimeter of the contact mounting flange, wherein each of the individual contact elements comprises:
a gripping unit having a contact interface configured to engage with a piece of material; and
at least one flexure arm extending between the gripping unit and the perimeter of the contact mounting flange.

US Pat. No. 10,987,601

ASSEMBLY WITH INNER OBJECT IN HOUSING THAT BREAKS OUT OF HOUSING

Spin Master Ltd., Toront...

1. A toy assembly, comprising:a housing having an outside surface, wherein the housing defines an interior space;
an inner object in the interior space of the housing;
a tether connected to the housing; and
a breakout motor that is operatively connected to the inner object that is inside the housing, and wherein an end of the tether is connected to the inner object, thereby operatively connecting the breakout motor to the tether, such that operation of the breakout motor rotates the inner object, which pulls the tether, which in turn pulls a portion of the outside surface of the housing through into the interior space of the housing, thereby ripping a hole in the housing,
wherein the inner object is in the form of a toy character and is sized to be removable from the housing through the hole.

US Pat. No. 10,987,576

CONTROL STICK SENSITIVITY ADJUSTMENT

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. At a computing device, a method for adjusting sensitivity of a control stick, the method comprising:receiving a dead zone inflection point defining a boundary of a dead zone region and a playspace region within a movement space of the control stick;
transforming a sensitivity inflection point within the playspace region to a transformed sensitivity inflection point; and
transforming a current position of the control stick to a transformed position using a mapping function comprising the dead zone inflection point and the transformed sensitivity inflection point.

US Pat. No. 10,987,474

RETROFIT AEROSOL DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD

Stamford Devices Ltd., D...

1. A retrofit aerosol delivery system for existing respiration systems, comprising:a conduit adapter defining an open interior, the conduit adapter being configured to be fluidly coupled between an artificial respiration system and a delivery lumen that is configured to interface with a patient's airway;
an aerosol generator coupled with the conduit adapter such that an output of the aerosol generator is in fluid communication with the open interior of the conduit adapter, the aerosol generator being configured to aerosolize a liquid medicament for delivery to the patient's airway via the open interior of the conduit adapter;
a flow sensor coupled with the open interior of the conduit adapter and configured to generate a signal during ventilation; and
a controller coupled to the aerosol generator and the flow sensor, wherein the controller:
receives the signal from the flow sensor;
predicts a start of inhalation;
causes liquid medicament to be preloaded onto a vibratable member of the aerosol generator beginning at least 1% before a start of a predicted inhalation as measured by a duration of a predicted-inhalation; and
controls the aerosol generator to start aerosolizing the liquid medicament before and/or during portions of the breath.
US Pat. No. 10,988,813

DETECTION OF GENE FUSIONS BY INTRAGENIC DIFFERENTIAL EXPRESSION (IDE) USING AVERAGE CYCLE THRESHOLDS

Quest Diagnostics Investm...

1. A composition comprising:(a) two or more 5? target primer pairs that are complementary to a 5? region of a ALK target gene transcript and are suitable for amplifying a 5? region of the target gene transcript, wherein at least one primer of each of the ALK 5? target primer pairs is detectably labeled; and
(b) two or more 3? target primer pairs that are complementary to the 3? region of the ALK target gene transcript and are suitable for amplifying a 3? region of the target gene transcript, wherein at least one primer of each of the ALK 3? target primer pairs is detectably labeled;
and/or
(c) two or more 5? target primer pairs that are complementary to a 5? region of a ROS1 target gene transcript and are suitable for amplifying a 5? region of the target gene transcript, wherein at least one primer of each of the ROS1 5? target primer pairs is detectably labeled; and
(d) two or more 3? target primer pairs that are complementary to the 3? region of the ROS1 target gene transcript and are suitable for amplifying a 3? region of the target gene transcript, wherein at least one primer of each of the ROS1 3? target primer pairs is detectably labeled;
and/or
(e) two or more 5? target primer pairs that are complementary to a 5? region of a RET target gene transcript and are suitable for amplifying a 5? region of the target gene transcript, wherein at least one primer of each of the RET 5? target primer pairs is detectably labeled; and
(f) two or more 3? target primer pairs that are complementary to the 3? region of the RET target gene transcript and are suitable for amplifying a 3? region of the target gene transcript, wherein at least one primer of each of the RET 3? target primer pairs is detectably labeled; and
(g) a biological sample.

US Pat. No. 10,993,355

GROUND STRAP AND METHOD OF GROUNDING A PLURALITY OF ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE MEMBERS THEREWITH

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A ground strap assembly for grounding an electrical member against at least one of electromagnetic interference (EMI), radio frequency interference (RFI) or electrostatic discharge (ESD), comprising:a flat wall having opposite edges extending along a lengthwise direction between opposite ends, said wall being formed from a plurality of interlaced filaments, at least some of said plurality of interlaced filaments including a plurality of electrically conductive filaments interlaced in electrical communication with one another; and
at least one elongate fixation member piercing through said plurality of interlaced filaments of said wall and being configured to maintain said wall in electrical communication with the electrical member,
wherein said at least one elongate fixation member is configured to maintain said flat wall in substantially tangential abutment with the electrical member and in electrical communication with the electrical member.

US Pat. No. 10,993,342

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing, having an inner surface and an opening connected to each other;
a waterproof structure, having a first end surface, a second end surface, and a side wall connecting the first end surface and the second end surface, wherein the first end surface is tightly connected with the inner surface, and the second end surface of the waterproof structure has an end surface opening;
a functional module, disposed inside the waterproof structure;
a driving member, located in the housing and configured to drive the functional module to move toward or away from the opening;
a wire material, passing through the end surface opening, to connect to the functional module; and
a sealant, disposed between the wire material and the end surface opening, to seal a gap between the end surface opening and the wire material.

US Pat. No. 10,993,333

METHODS OF MANUFACTURING ULTRA THIN DIELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS WITH THIN LAMINATES

SANMINA CORPORATION, San...

1. A method, comprising:removably coupling a first side of a first conductive layer to a disposable base;
laminating a first ultra-thin dielectric layer and a second conductive layer to a second side of the first conductive layer, where the first ultra-thin dielectric layer is positioned between the first and second conductive layers and in direct contact with the first and second conductive layers across the entirety of the first and second conductive layers, and the first ultra-thin dielectric layer is thinner than the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer;
patterning the second conductive layer;
filling the patterned second conductive layer with a dielectric filler;
coupling at least one additional conductive layer and at least one additional ultra-thin dielectric layer to the second conductive layer; and
detaching the disposable base from the first conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,993,322

CIRCUIT BOARD, LAMINATED CIRCUIT BOARD, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CIRCUIT BOARD

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A circuit board, comprising:an insulating layer having at least a part formed of an insulating resin;
an electrode pad embedded in the insulating layer and having a neck formed on an outer side surface, the neck being held in contact with the insulating resin of the insulating layer; and
a via embedded in the insulating layer and connected to the electrode pad,
wherein
the electrode pad includes:
a first conductor layer having an end surface exposed from one surface of the insulating layer; and
a second conductor layer formed on the first conductor layer and having a grain boundary density different from a grain boundary density of the first conductor layer,
the neck is formed in a region of the outer side surface, the region corresponding to a boundary part between the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer, and
a surface of the via on a side opposite to the electrode pad is exposed from the insulating layer and is flush with a surface of the insulating layer opposite to the one surface of the insulating layer from which the end surface of the first conductor layer is exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,993,307

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TARGET MATERIAL DEBRIS CLEANING OF EUV VESSEL AND EUV COLLECTOR

ASML Nettherlands B.V., ...

1. An extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light source comprising:an EUV vessel having an EUV purge gas inlet, the EUV purge gas inlet being configured to be coupled to a purge gas source for dispensing a quantity of purge gas into the EUV vessel;
an EUV collector disposed in the EUV vessel, the EUV collector having a reflective surface;
a target material source for dispensing a quantity of target material into the EUV vessel;
at least one hydrogen source outlet disposed to cause hydrogen to flow across at least a portion of the reflective surface of the EUV collector;
at least one inductive coil arranged to generate hydrogen radicals in the hydrogen from the hydrogen source outlet, wherein during operation of the EUV light source the hydrogen radicals combine with at least a portion of a target material debris deposit disposed on the portion of the reflective surface of the EUV collector to generate a volatile compound, the at least one inductive coil being arranged between the at least one hydrogen source outlet and a perimeter of the EUV collector; and
an EUV vessel purge outlet for passing the volatile compound out of the EUV vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,993,304

WIRE, STRIPPING METHOD AND LIGHT STRIP

COSMO LIGHTING INC., Wal...

1. A stripping method, comprising:holding a first wire and a second wire wherein a conductor of the first wire is covered by an insulating layer of the first wire, and a conductor of the second wire is covered by an insulating layer of the second wire;
detecting types of a positive pin and a negative pin of a light-emitting element;
determining a type of a through hole of the first wire, according to the type of the positive pin of the light-emitting element;
determining a type of a through hole of the second wire, according to the type of the negative pin of the light-emitting element;
emitting a light beam to illuminate the insulating layer of the first wire, so that a portion of the insulating layer of the first wire is ablated to form the through hole of the first wire that penetrates the insulating layer of the first wire to expose a portion of the conductor of the first wire;
emitting a light beam to illuminate the insulating layer of the second wire, so that a portion of the insulating layer of the second wire is ablated to form the through hole of the second wire that penetrates the insulating layer of the second wire to expose a portion of the conductor of the second wire;
connecting the conductor of the first wire to the positive pin of the light-emitting element through the through hole of the first wire; and
connecting the conductor of the second wire to the negative pin of the light-emitting element through the through hole of the second wire.

US Pat. No. 10,993,289

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM FOR FABRICATING CUSTOM SUPPORT STRUCTURE

1. An additive manufacturing system, comprising:a plate having a plurality of print heads arranged in a grid and each configured to discharge a curable material;
a first actuator configured to move the plate only in a z-direction that is normal to the plate during discharge of the curable material through the plurality of print heads of the plate;
at least one shuttle having a plurality of print heads arranged in a row and each configured to discharge a curable material;
at least one cure enhancer associated with at least one of the plate and the at least one shuttle, the at least one cure enhancer being configured to cure the curable material as the curable material is being discharged; and
a second actuator configured to move the at least one shuttle in at least one of an x-direction and a y-direction that is normal to the z-direction during discharge of the curable material through the plurality of print heads of the at least one shuttle.

US Pat. No. 10,992,880

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING VIEWING PATHS THROUGH VIDEOS

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system that determines viewing paths through videos, the system comprising: one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:obtain video information defining a video, the video including video content having a progress length, the video content including visual content viewable as a function of progress through the progress length, the visual content having a field of view;
obtain framing information for the video, the framing information defining multiple framings of the visual content at multiple moments within the progress length, an individual framing of the visual content defining a positioning of a viewing window within the field of view of the visual content at a corresponding moment within the progress length, the viewing window defining extents of the visual content to be included within a presentation of the video content, wherein the multiple framings of the visual content include a first framing of the visual content at a first moment within the progress length and a second framing of the visual content at a second moment within the progress length, the second framing of the visual content different from the first framing of the visual content;
determine a viewing path for the video based on the framing information, the viewing path defining the positioning of the viewing window within the field of view of the visual content as the function of progress through the progress length, the positioning of the viewing window including a first positioning of the viewing window at the first moment based on the first framing of the visual content and a second positioning of the viewing window at the second moment based on the second framing of the visual content; and
generate the presentation of the video content based on the viewing path, the presentation of the video content including the extents of the visual content within the viewing window.

US Pat. No. 10,992,870

INTELLIGENT ZOOM METHOD AND VIDEO SYSTEM IMPLEMENTING SAME

ALTIA SYSTEMS, INC., Cup...

1. A computer-implemented method for implementing a zoom function associated with a video, the method comprising:analyzing un-stitched images generated by each of a plurality of imaging sensors for the presence of a face;
determining a region of interest for the zoom function comprising:
dividing the un-stitched images into a plurality of zones;
implementing a mapping function for each of the plurality of zones based on a number of consecutive frames in which the presence of a face was analyzed and a minimum number of frames in which a face was detected;
setting a left edge for the region of interest to coincide with coordinates associated with a face detected in a left most zone of the un-stitched images;
setting a right edge for the region of interest to coincide with coordinates associated with a face detected in a right most zone of the un-stitched images.

US Pat. No. 10,992,777

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING OTT APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES

NetScout Systems, Inc, W...

1. A computer implemented method for determining the identity of an Over-the Top (OTT) application or service being accessed over the Internet, comprising the steps:receiving a connection request in a network monitoring device;
inspecting IP packets in the received connection request;
generating a 5-tuple consisting of: IP source and destination addresses; a layer 4 transport protocol (e.g. TCP or UDP), and a transport protocol source and destination ports contained in the received connection request wherein the generated 5-tuple is compapred with entries in a connection table to determine if the received connection request is a new or existing connection request, whereby if there is no existing entry, then a new entry is created matching the generated 5-tuple associated with the received connection request;
determining if one or more entries are present in the received connection request have an IP address that matches a known server IP address;
determining if the received connection request is a HTTP connection request;
determining if the received connection request is a HTTPS or QUIC connection request;
determining if a subject field in the received connection request is available if no determination is made as to whether if the received connection request is either a HTTP, HTTPS or QUIC connection request;
determining if a candidate domain name is available from IP cache created from one or more of the above steps if no determination is made as to whether the received connection request is either a HTTP, HTTPS or QUIC connection request and no subject field is available in the received connection request; and
identifying and categorizing OTT applications associated with the received connection request if it is determined: the connection is either a HTTP, HTTPS or QUIC connection type; a subject field is available; or a candidate domain name is available utilizing a lookup table that is periodically updated with new OTT applications.

US Pat. No. 10,992,728

MEDIA STREAMING

bitmovin GmbH, Klagenfur...

1. A server for streaming media content, comprising a processor and/or electronic circuit which is programmed or configured to implementa reception interface configured to receive a query from a client, the query concerning the media content; and
a sending interface configured to push the media content to the client using a server-push technology of a network protocol at varying bitrate in units of temporal segments of the media content,
wherein the sending interface is configured to push the temporal segments at varying bitrate to the client,
wherein the reception interface is configured to intermittently receive reception situation updates from the client, the reception situation updates updating a description of a reception situation of the client,
wherein the processor and/or electronic circuit has access to the media content in units of temporal segments and to each temporal segment at different bitrates belonging to different versions of the media content,
wherein the processor and/or electronic circuit has access to a manifest describing versions at which media content is accessible for the server and a bitrate of the versions, and
wherein the processor and/or electric circuit is configured to derive from the manifest one or more predetermined rules and vary the bitrate at which temporal segments preceding a next reception situation update are pushed to the client by
deriving a buffer fullness condition at the client from one or more previously received reception situation updates, and
switching between the versions of the media content in a manner depending on the one or more predetermined rules and the buffer fullness condition at the client by applying the one or more predetermined rules onto the buffer fullness condition, and
wherein the server is configured to commence the pushing the temporal segments to the client prior to a reception of the reception situation updates from the client, and using a bitrate of a predetermined version among the versions described by the manifest, by selecting the predetermined version out of the versions using the manifest.

US Pat. No. 10,992,725

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERLEAVED MEDIA COMMUNICATION AND CONVERSION

GLIDE TALK LTD., Jerusal...

1. A computer-implemented method for communicating content comprising a plurality of media over a communication network, the method comprising:receiving, at a network-accessible device, a first single data stream representing a first multimedia content, said first single data stream including a first interleaved sequence of data stream elements of said plurality of media,
wherein each of said data stream elements in said first interleaved sequence includes data of one type of medium of said plurality of media;
transmitting, from said network-accessible device, a second single data stream representing a second multimedia content derived from the first multimedia content, said second single data stream including a second interleaved sequence of data stream elements of said plurality of media, wherein each of said data stream elements in said second interleaved sequence includes data of one type of medium of said plurality of media; and
performing at least one of:
in said second multimedia content, after extracting at least one data stream element of a selected medium from said first multimedia content, synchronizing said at least one data stream element of said first medium with at least one other data stream element of said first medium, such that said second multimedia content differs from said first multimedia content by said at least one data stream element;
in said second multimedia content, after adding at least one data stream element of a selected medium from said first multimedia content, synchronizing said at least one data stream element of said first medium with at least one other data stream element of said first medium, such that said second multimedia content differs from said first multimedia content by said at least one data stream element;
in said second multimedia content, after extracting at least one data stream element of a selected medium from said first multimedia content, synchronizing said at least one data stream element of said first medium with at least one other data stream element of said second medium, such that said second multimedia content differs from said first multimedia content by said at least one data stream element; or
in said second multimedia content, after adding at least one data stream element of a selected medium from said first multimedia content, synchronizing said at least one data stream element of said first medium with at least one other data stream element of said second medium, such that said second multimedia content differs from said first multimedia content by said at least one data stream element.

US Pat. No. 10,992,699

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING A JOB SCORE FROM A JOB TITLE

KnowBe4, Inc., Clearwate...

1. A method of determining a job score for a user based on a job title of the user, the method comprising:generating, by one or more servers, one or more organization graphs for one or more organizations, wherein one or more nodes of the one or more organization graphs is at least based on data for employees of the organization that identify an employee's job title, the employee's email address, and the email address of a manager of the employee;
determining, by the one or more servers, one or more centrality measures for the one or more nodes of the one or more organization graphs based at least on the data for employees;
creating, by the one or more servers responsive to determining the one or more centrality measures, for each of the one or more nodes one or more records comprising a job title and the centrality measure assigned to the job title; and
training, by the one or more servers, a model using the one or more records as input;
identifying, by the one or more servers, a user for which to determine a job score;
providing, by the one or more servers, a job title of the user as input to the model; and
receiving, by the one or more servers, the job score of the user as output from the model.

US Pat. No. 10,992,648

SECURE TIME COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Blue Armor Technologies, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a filtered time encryptor, a transmitter, a receiver, and a filtered time decryptor;
said filtered time encryptor including:
means for generating time tokens;
said means for generating time tokens including a source clock and a cryptographic key;
means for message encryption;
said means for message encryption using a time token message key;
said source clock; and
said cryptographic key;
said filtered time decryptor including:
means for filtering time tokens;
said means for filtering time tokens using a time token cache;
means for message decryption using said time token message key;
a local clock; and
said cryptographic key;
means for filtering time tokens including said time token cache;
said cryptographic key being known to both said filtered time encryptor and said filtered time decryptor;
said means for generating time tokens using said source clock and said cryptographic key to generate said time token and said time token message key;
said means for message encryption generating said encrypted time message using said time token message key to encrypt said source clock;
said filtered time encryptor combining said time token and said encrypted time message into a time token protected message;
said transmitter transmitting said time token protected message;
said receiver receiving said time token protected message;
said filtered time decryptor processing said time token protected message by using said means for filtering time tokens;
said means for filtering time tokens maintaining said time token cache of expected time tokens, associated time token message keys and clock values used to generate said time tokens;
said means for filtering time tokens using said local clock and said cryptographic key to generate said expected time tokens and sari associated time token message keys;
said means for filtering time tokens locating said time token and associated time token message key in said time token cache;
said means for message decryption decrypting said encrypted time message using said associated time token message key as a decryption key; and
said filtered time decryptor producing said source clock from said decrypted encrypted titre message.

US Pat. No. 10,992,633

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING AN UNREAD MESSAGE COUNT

WHATSAPP INC., Menlo Par...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to:run a communication application on a client device, the communication application capable of establishing a connection to a server to facilitate an exchange of messages between the client device and another client device, the messages each capable of being in a read state or an unread state;
determine, at the client device, a client estimate of a number of messages that are considered to be unread by the server and an adjustment factor known to the client but not the server for a number of messages in the client estimate that are known to be read;
determine a corrected unread message count based on the client estimate and the adjustment factor; and
transmit the corrected unread message count from the client to the server, the transmitting configured to cause the server to correct an unread message count maintained at the server.

US Pat. No. 10,992,630

TECHNIQUES FOR EMAIL PORTABILITY

VERISIGN, INC., Reston, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for transmitting an email message over a network, the method comprising:receiving, by a first domain name system (DNS) server from a first device within the network, a first request to resolve a first email address of an email recipient of a message, wherein:
the first email address is a destination for the message, and
the first email address is associated with a first domain that is associated with the first DNS server and a first email server;
determining, by the first DNS server, that the first email address is mapped to a second email address that is associated with a second domain; and
transmitting, by the first DNS server to the first email server, a first DNS response to the first request that identifies the second email address as the destination for the message.

US Pat. No. 10,992,612

CONTACT INFORMATION EXTRACTION AND IDENTIFICATION

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A method for data processing at a data server, comprising: receiving, at the data server, a first digital communication message associated with at least a first user identifier of a first user and a second user identifier of a second user, the first digital communication message transmitted between user devices associated with the first user identifier and the second user identifier; extracting, by the data server, a name of a person from a body of the first digital communication message;determining whether the extracted name is one of a plurality of participants to the first digital communication message based at least in part on comparing the extracted name to information associated with the first user identifier or the second user identifier; identifying, responsive to determining that the extracted name is not one of the plurality of participants to the first digital communication message, a set of additional user identifiers from a first distributed graph representation of one or more connections between the first user identifier and a first set of user identifiers and a second distributed graph representation of one or more connections between the second user identifier and a second set of user identifiers, the first and second distributed graph representations stored at the data server and generated by the data server based on digital communications transmitted between a plurality of user identifiers including the first set of user identifiers and the second set of user identifiers;
determining whether the extracted name corresponds to at least one name associated with a user identifier of the set of additional user identifiers; and transmitting a second digital communication message including an indication of one or more of the set of additional user identifiers to one of the user devices associated with at least one of the first user identifier and the second user identifier based at least in part on determining that the extracted name corresponds to the at least one name associated with the user identifier of the set of additional user identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,992,609

TEXT-MESSAGING BASED CONCIERGE SERVICES

CloLa, Inc., Palos Verde...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a server, a first message from a user device associated with a first user, the first message including a request for a listing of recommended services to be presented to the first user via a text message;
deriving, by the server, a first set of explicit parameters from the request for the listing of recommended services in the first message;
inspecting, by the server, a first repository that includes characteristics relating to the first user based on previously-transmitted messages by the user device to determine a first set of implicit parameters specific to the first user;
inspecting, by the server, a second repository including a listing of potential services to derive a first listing of recommended services that correspond to the first set of explicit parameters and the first set of implicit parameters;
determining, by the server, whether the first listing of recommended services falls below a threshold value;
responsive to determining that the first listing of selected potential services exceeds the threshold value, deriving, by the server, a characteristic common to only a first subset of the first listing of recommended services;
transmitting, by the server, a second message to the user device that includes the characteristic common to the first subset of the first listing of recommended services;
receiving, by the server, a third message from the user device server, the third message indicative of whether to apply the characteristic common to the first subset of the first listing of recommended services to the first listing of recommended services;
generating, by the server, a second listing of recommended services that includes either the first subset of the first listing of recommended services or a remaining subset of the first listing of recommended services based on information included in the third message;
determining, by the server, whether the second listing of recommended services falls below the threshold value;
responsive to determining that the second listing of recommended services falls below the threshold value, sending, by the server, a fourth message to the user device that includes either the first subset of the first listing of recommended services or the remaining subset of the first listing of recommended services;
receiving, by a third-party server, a request from the first user to perform a task associated with a service associated with the first listing of recommended services; and
performing, by the third-party server, the task using an application programming interface (API) associated with the service associated with the first recommendation.

US Pat. No. 10,992,604

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CHAT SESSIONS INVOLVING MULTIPLE CHATBOTS

Massachusetts Mutual Life...

1. A method comprising:reading, by a first server including a memory and a processor, a first chat message from a client in a chat session involving the client and a first chatbot hosted by the first server and configured to respond to the first chat message using first logic;
in response to determining that the first logic cannot respond to the first chat message, identifying, by the first server, a request to invite a second chatbot hosted by a second server into the chat session, wherein the request is identified from the first chat message and the second chatbot is configured to respond to the first chat message using second logic;
locating, by the first server, a reference to the second chatbot during the chat session responsive to the request;
calling, by the first server, the reference during the chat session responsive to the request;
passing, by the first server, a set of parameters for the chat session to the second chatbot during the chat session based on the reference responsive to the request;
granting, by the first server, an access for the chat session to the second chatbot during the chat session based on the set of parameters responsive to the request such that the second chatbot joins the chat session and the chat session involves the client, the first chatbot, and the second chatbot;
inserting, by the first server, a second chat message in response to the first chat message from the second chatbot into the chat session during the chat session based on the access responsive to the request, wherein the first message precedes the second message during the chat session; and
updating, by the first server using the second chat message, the first logic, such that when a third chat message similar to the first chat message is received by the first chatbot, the first server generates a fourth chat message similar to the second chat message using the updated first logic.

US Pat. No. 10,992,584

PROCESSING PACKET

New H3C Technologies Co.,...

9. An access gateway device, comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory machine readable storage medium storing machine-executable instructions, wherein by reading and executing the machine-executable instructions, the processor is caused to:
receive a Hyper Text Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer (HTTPS) packet from a user host;
search for a non-online user session entry matching the HTTPS packet according to a source Internet Protocol (IP) address and a destination IP address of the HTTPS packet;
in case that the non-online user session entry is found,
obtain a token from a first token bucket when determining that a user session corresponding to the non-online user session entry has no token, wherein a number of tokens in the first token bucket is set based on processing capability of a CPU of the access gateway device;
send the HTTPS packet to the CPU to be processed in response to successfully obtaining the token; and
abandon the HTTPS packet in response to not successfully obtaining the token,
wherein the processor is further caused by the machine-executable instructions to determine whether the user session corresponding to the non-online user session entry has a token in the following manner:
when the token ID in the non-online user session entry is an initial value,
determining, by the access gateway device, that no token has been obtained for the user session corresponding to the non-online user session entry;
otherwise,
determining, by the access gateway device, that a token has been already obtained for the user session corresponding to the non-online user session entry.

US Pat. No. 10,992,571

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PLUG AND PLAY ROUTING

Devashi Tandon, Delhi (I...

1. A central routing server (CRS) coupled to one or more network devices through an out-of-band (OOB) network wherein:said CRS maintains routing tables for the one or more network devices and, upon receiving a message pertaining to a network change event from at least one of the one or more network devices, updates routing tables of all network devices that would be affected by the network change event, and transmits said updated routing tables to the respective affected network devices;
said one or more network devices are selected from any or a combination of devices in an in-band network that are involved in forwarding data received from one link on one of said one or more network devices to one or more links on at least one another of said one or more network devices, the forwarded data being modified or unmodified data;
said routing tables comprise of any tables used in making forwarding decisions by said one or more network devices for forwarding data, and/or any tables used in generating such tables that are used in making forwarding decisions by said one or more network devices;
said network change event comprises, for any of said one or more network devices, any or a combination of a software change, device crash, device reboot, device boot up, device shutdown, one or more links going down, one or more links coming up, addition of one or more links, removal of one or more links, device removal or replacement, new network device addition, power outage and power outage resolution; and
said software change comprises any or a combination of changes affecting networking capabilities of any of said one or more network devices, one or more configuration changes on any of said one or more network devices, critical user or system process crashing, critical user or system process unable to communicate or process data, critical user or system process functions getting restored, any of said one or more network devices or any component of any of said one or more network devices not responding, and any of said one or more network devices or any component of any of said one or more network devices getting restored.

US Pat. No. 10,992,531

REACTIVE NON-BLOCKING INPUT AND OUTPUT FOR TARGET DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a platform, a request associated with a plurality of targets;
determining, by the platform, respective communication configurations for the plurality of targets;
generating, by the platform and based on the respective communication configurations, respective routes for the plurality of targets,
where a route, of the respective routes, for a target, of the plurality of targets, identifies a set of transformations to be applied to the request,
where generating the respective routes includes:
generating a first route, of the respective routes, based on a first set of transformations identified by a first communication configuration for a first target, of the plurality of targets, and
generating a second route, of the respective routes, based on a default set of transformations when a second communication configuration for a second target, of the plurality of targets, does not identify a particular set of transformations;
applying, by the platform, the respective routes to the request to generate processed requests,
where applying the respective routes comprises one or more of:
applying a uniform resource locator (URL) transformer for a route of the respective routes, and
applying a payload transformer for a route of the respective routes;
providing, by the platform, the processed requests to the plurality of targets;
receiving, by the platform, a plurality of results associated with the processed requests,
the first target providing a first result, of the plurality of results, in a different format than a second result, of the plurality of results, from the second target; and
providing, by the platform, the plurality of results in a particular format after homogenizing formatting of the first result and the second result.

US Pat. No. 10,992,516

EFFICIENT SELF-CHECKING REDUNDANCY COMPARISON IN A NETWORK

Honeywell International I...

1. A method, comprising:generating, at a first node, a first redundant message that corresponds to, and that is independent of, a source message propagating over a network during at least one time period;
receiving, at the first node, the source message from a non-neighboring node of the network;
comparing information content of one or more corresponding portions of the source message and the first redundant message during each of the at least one time period; and
indicating whether the source message is valid or invalid in response to a comparison of the information content of the one or more corresponding portions of the source message and the first redundant message.

US Pat. No. 10,992,500

METHOD AND DEVICE IN UE AND BASE STATION USED FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICA...

1. A method in a first node used for wireless communication, comprising:determining a second bit block based on a correlation parameter group;
performing a first channel coding; and
transmitting a first radio signal;
wherein the first channel coding is based on a polar code; an input of the first channel coding comprises all bits of a first information bit block and all bits of a first check bit block, an information bit block corresponding to the first check bit block comprises the first information bit block; an output of the first channel coding is used for generating the first radio signal; the output of the first channel coding is related to the second bit block, values of bits comprised in the second bit block are related to the correlation parameter group, the correlation parameter group comprises at least one of the following:
a time-frequency resource occupied by the first radio signal;
a number of bits comprised in the first information bit block; and
a first scrambling sequence, the first scrambling sequence is used for generating the first check bit block;
the correlation parameter group belongs to one of M1 candidates, at most M detections are performed for the first radio signal, the M detections are divided into M1 detection groups, the M1 candidates correspond to the M1 detection groups respectively; detections of the M1 detection groups employ M1 candidate bit blocks respectively, the second bit block is a candidate bit block of the M1 candidate bit blocks; the M1 is a positive integer greater than 1, the M is a positive integer not less than the M1.

US Pat. No. 10,992,495

MEANS AND METHODS FOR REGULATING CAN COMMUNICATION

Red Bend Ltd., Hod Hasha...

1. A method for manipulating operation of at least one electronic control unit (ECU) connected as a node to a controller area network (CAN) bus, said at least one ECU comprising at least one error counter, the method comprising:a. counting errors associated with said at least one ECU, by said at least one error counter;
b. generating at least one bit stream destined to at least one ECU,
c. setting tolerance rules according to at least one of: predetermined data, data learned over time, data updated in real time, and any combination thereof,
d. manipulating at least one ECU status, determined by an ECU error counter, by transmitting said at least one bit stream according to said tolerance rules and a queried status state of said at least one ECU;
wherein said tolerance rules are similar for each node of said CAN bus.

US Pat. No. 10,992,486

COLLABORATION SYNCHRONIZATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:extracting, using computer hardware, emotive content and topical indicia from conversation data generated by a plurality of electronically captured conversations involving a plurality of users;
constructing for each of the plurality of users, using computer hardware, a model based on the emotive content and topical indicia, each model generating a time-based collaboration profile for a corresponding user with respect to at least one topic; and
determining, using computer hardware, a synchronized collaboration time for the plurality of users based on a comparison of the collaboration profiles.

US Pat. No. 10,992,426

DATA PROCESSING METHOD, DEVICE AND NODE

ZTE Corporation, Guangdo...

1. A data processing method, comprising:determining, by a second node, that a first data sent from a first node exhibits data erasure;
sending, by the second node, feedback information to the first node, wherein the feedback information comprises one of: an erasure rate, and the erasure rate and an erasure position, wherein the erasure rate is a proportion of resources that exhibit data erasure in resources corresponding to the first data, and the erasure position is a position of the resources that exhibit data erasure in the resources corresponding to the first data;
receiving, by the second node, a second data determined according to the feedback information by the first node; and
performing, by the second node, decoding according to the first data and the second data;
wherein the resources corresponding to the first data are divided into Mj mutually exclusive resource index sets according to a jth resource granularity, one of the Mj mutually exclusive resource index sets is an erasure position, Mj erasure positions form an erasure position set j, wherein j is a positive integer and j?J. J is a number of erasure position sets corresponding to preset J types of resource granularity, and J is a positive integer; or
wherein the second data is one of N redundancy version data, wherein a redundancy version is determined according to one of: a preset erasure rate, and a combination of the preset erasure rate and a preset erasure position, and N is a positive integer.

US Pat. No. 10,992,304

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR DIGITALLY CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR FREQUENCY RESOLUTION CONTROL

NXP USA, INC., Austin, T...

1. An apparatus for use with front-end circuitry to transmit and receive radar wave signals, the apparatus comprising:digital phase locked loop, PLL, circuitry configured and arranged to provide a chirp sequence with frequency modulated continuous wave, FMCW, signals, the FMCW signals being chirps containing a start frequency, F1, and a stop frequency, F2, representing a selected chirp bandwidth, BW, of F2-F1, the digital PLL circuitry including a digitally controlled oscillator, DCO, circuit which frequency resolution is configured and arranged to be tuned relative to the selected chirp BW, the frequency resolution configured in response to a selected level of capacitance; and
a control circuit configured and arranged to control the selected level of capacitance used by the DCO circuit by changing the frequency resolution of the DCO according to the selected chirp BW, wherein different frequency resolutions are used for a first selected chirp BW and for a second selected chirp BW.

US Pat. No. 10,992,284

FILTER USING TRANSVERSELY-EXCITED FILM BULK ACOUSTIC RESONATORS WITH MULTIPLE FREQUENCY SETTING LAYERS

Resonant Inc., Austin, T...

1. A filter device, comprising:a substrate;
a single-crystal piezoelectric plate having front and back surfaces, the back surface attached to a surface of the substrate, portions of the single-crystal piezoelectric plate forming one or more diaphragms spanning respective cavities in the substrate;
a conductor pattern formed on the front surface, the conductor pattern including a plurality of interdigital transducers (IDTs) of a plurality of resonators, interleaved fingers of each of the plurality of IDTs disposed on a respective diaphragm of the one or more diaphragms;
a first frequency setting dielectric layer having a first thickness disposed over the fingers of the IDTs of a first subset of the plurality of resonators; and
a second frequency setting dielectric layer having a second thickness greater than the first thickness disposed over the fingers of the IDTs of a second subset of the plurality of resonators, wherein the first subset and the second subset are not identical.

US Pat. No. 10,992,273

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An operation method of an electronic device for processing an audio signal, the operation method comprising:obtaining viewing environment information related to sound intelligibility;
processing an input audio signal by separating the input audio signal into a first channel including a primary signal and a second channel including an ambient signal based on the viewing environment information;
processing the input audio signal based on a frequency band and the viewing environment information; and
providing an output signal based on processing the input audio signal,
wherein the providing of the output signal comprises adjusting an energy value of the input audio signal based on an energy difference between the input audio signal and the output audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,991,631

HIGH PERFORMANCE SIGE HETEROJUNCTION BIPOLAR TRANSISTORS BUILT ON THIN-FILM SILICON-ON-INSULATOR SUBSTRATES FOR RADIO FREQUENCY APPLICATIONS

Newport Fab, LLC, Newpor...

1. A method of fabricating a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) CMOS transistor and a SOI heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) on the same semiconductor substrate, the method comprising:forming a first silicon region and a second silicon region over a dielectric layer formed over the semiconductor substrate;
forming one or more shallow trench isolation regions through the first and second silicon regions, wherein all of the one or more shallow trench isolation regions extend entirely through the first and second silicon regions;
fabricating a SOI CMOS transistor in the first silicon region; and
fabricating a collector region of the SOI HBT in the second silicon region by:
performing a first implant to introduce an impurity of a first conductivity type into a local collector region in the second silicon region; and
performing a second implant to introduce an impurity of the first conductivity type into an extrinsic collector region in the second silicon region, wherein the extrinsic collector region is separated from, and is not continuous with, the local collector region within the second silicon region, and wherein the local collector region is more heavily doped than the extrinsic collector region.

US Pat. No. 10,991,605

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING DEVICE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SUBSTRATE PROCESSING DEVICE, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING A PROGRAM

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A substrate processing device for processing a substrate, comprising:a substrate mounting/dismounting device configured to support a substrate holding member,
a multi-axis robot including a first hand for holding the substrate and configured to transfer the held substrate to the substrate mounting/dismounting device,
at least one image sensor positioned above the first hand and configured to detect positions of two corners on at least one diagonal of the substrate held by the first hand when the substrate is transferred to a predetermined position by the first hand;
at least one illuminating device located between the substrate holding member and the first hand and configured to illuminate the two corners of the substrate on an opposite side of the substrate at the predetermined position relative to the image sensor; and
a control circuit configured to determine a position of the substrate on the basis of the positions of the two corners, which are detected by the image sensor,
the control circuit being configured to change at least either light quantity or wavelength of output light of the illuminating device in accordance with characteristics of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,991,587

WAFER PROCESSING METHOD INCLUDING APPLYING A POLYESTER SHEET TO A WAFER

DISCO CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A wafer processing method for dividing a wafer along a plurality of division lines to obtain a plurality of individual device chips, the division lines being formed on a front side of the wafer, the wafer processing method comprising:a preparing step of preparing a ring frame having an inside opening for accommodating the wafer;
a providing step of positioning the wafer in the inside opening of the ring frame and providing a polyester sheet having no adhesive layer on a back side of the wafer and on a back side of the ring frame, such that the polyester sheet is in direct contact with the back side of the wafer and the back side of the ring frame;
a uniting step of heating the polyester sheet while applying a pressure to the polyester sheet after performing the polyester sheet providing step, thereby uniting the wafer and the ring frame through the polyester sheet by thermocompression bonding to form a frame unit in a condition where the wafer and the ring frame are exposed;
a dividing step of applying a laser beam to the wafer along each division line, the laser beam having an absorption wavelength to the wafer, after performing the uniting step, thereby forming a division groove in the wafer along each division line to divide the wafer into the individual device chips; and
a pickup step of picking up each device chip from the polyester sheet after performing the dividing step.

US Pat. No. 10,991,556

ADJUSTABLE EXTENDED ELECTRODE FOR EDGE UNIFORMITY CONTROL

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A process kit for a substrate processing chamber, the process kit comprising:a ring having a first ring component and a second ring component, the first ring component interfaced with the second ring component such that the second ring component is movable relative to the first ring component to form a gap therebetween;
an adjustable tuning ring positioned beneath the second ring component and contacting a bottom surface of the second ring component, the adjustable tuning ring having a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface of the adjustable tuning ring contacting the second ring component; and
an actuating mechanism interfaced with the bottom surface of the adjustable tuning ring, the actuating mechanism configured to actuate the adjustable tuning ring such that the gap between the first ring component and the second ring component is varied.

US Pat. No. 10,991,539

X-RAY TUBE AND A CONDITIONING METHOD THEREOF

NANO-X IMAGING LTD., Nev...

1. An X-ray tube comprising:an electron emission unit comprising a cold cathode,
wherein the electron emission unit is divided into a first region A and a second region B, and
wherein the electron emission unit is formed in a square shape, and the first region A comprises a square in a center of the electron emission unit that it inclined at 45 degrees to edges of the emission unit, and the second region B comprises four corners of the electron emission unit surrounding the first region A;
an anode unit comprising a target unit disposed opposite to the electron emission unit, with which electrons emitted from the electron emission unit collide;
a focus structure disposed between the electron emission unit and the target unit disposed on a surface of the anode unit that is opposed to the electron emission unit;
a first transistor TA connected to the first region A;
a second transistor TB connected to the second region B; and
a controller configured to turn ON/OFF the first region A and the second region B independently by selectively maintaining ON and OFF gate-cathode potentials in the first transistor TA and the second transistor TB respectively, and
wherein collision regions at the anode unit of electron beams emitted from the first region A and the second region B substantially coincide with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,991,525

ELECTRICAL SWITCH

SIMON, S.A.U., Barcelona...

1. An electric switch comprising at least one key (4) that pivots about a pivoting axis (5) and a base (2) provided with at least one electric connection and disconnection actuation point (3), so that the pivoting of the key (4) causes the application of pressure to at least one actuation point (3) and causes the electric connection or disconnection, the base (2) comprising at least one pivoting actuator (6), wherein the at least one pivoting actuator (6) comprises a proximal portion (6a) and a distal portion (6b) provided to press the at least one actuation point (3), characterized in that said proximal portion (6a) of said actuator (6) comprises a rotation axis (7) that is placed on an end of the proximal portion (6a) that is remote from a center of the key (4) and said distal portion (6b) is in contact with the actuation point (3) by pressing the key (4) associated therewith.

US Pat. No. 10,991,498

SINE PULSE ACTUATION, AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

PACCAR INC, Bellevue, WA...

1. An actuation system, comprising:a source of inputs;
an actuator configured to receive a plurality of inputs generated by the source of inputs,
wherein the plurality of inputs includes a rising edge of a first sine function, a generally constant amplitude plateau, and a falling edge of a second sine function;
a manifold configured to receive plant air at a generally constant pressure; and
a transducer configured to receive:
an electrical signal representing the first sine function and the second sine function, and
plant air from the manifold,
wherein the transducer is configured to output plant air at a modulated pressure having the rising edge of the first sine function, the amplitude plateau, and the falling edge of the second sine function.

US Pat. No. 10,991,285

CLOUD-BASED REMOTE DIAGNOSTICS FOR SMART SIGNAGE

CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTION...

1. A remote diagnostic system for signage applications, the system comprising:one or more light emitting diode-based signs comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes, each having one or more corresponding light emitting diode signage drivers;
one or more controllers configured to perform at least one of (i) real-time monitoring and (ii) controlling the light emitting diodes in the light emitting diode-based signs;
a commissioning application configured to commission the one or more controllers;
an information system in a cloud network, for storing information received from the one or more controllers and the commissioning application, related to the one or more light emitting diode-based signs; and
one or more sensors in communication with the one or more controllers to sense parameter information of the one or more light emitting diode-based signs, wherein the parameter information comprises a status of at least one of the one or more light emitting diode signage drivers, and wherein the one or more controllers are configured to detect a fault in the at least one light emitting diode signage driver based upon the parameter information;
wherein the commissioning application is further configured to allow a user to authenticate the commissioning application with the information system and to create a digital representation of a signage system including the one or more light emitting diode-based signs and the one or more controllers in the information system.

US Pat. No. 10,991,271

COAL MEASURES FAULT FORMATION SIMULATION EXPERIMENT DEVICE AND NORMAL AND REVERSE FAULT SIMULATION EXPERIMENT METHOD

SHANDONG UNIVERSITY OF SC...

1. A coal measures fault formation simulation experiment device, comprising a base, a column, a top beam and a baffle plurality of plates, a hydraulic lifting apparatus, a lower angle adjusting apparatus, a push rod apparatus, an upper loading apparatus, an upper angle adjusting apparatus, a lateral loading apparatus and a transparent side plate, wherein both ends of the base are provided with columns, the plurality of baffle plates are disposed on the base between the columns, top ends of the columns are connected through the top beam and an experimental body is placed between the plurality of baffle plates, the hydraulic lifting apparatus is disposed on the base and connected with the base and the experimental body, the lower angle adjusting apparatus is disposed adjacent to the hydraulic lifting apparatus, the push rod apparatus is connected with the lower angle adjusting apparatus and the column, the upper loading apparatus is disposed between the top beam and the upper angle adjusting apparatus, and the upper angle adjusting apparatus is connected with an upper portion of each of the plurality of baffle plates, the lateral loading apparatus is pressed onto an end face of the experimental body, and the transparent side plate is disposed at a rear side surface of the experimental body, the hydraulic lifting apparatus comprises a sliding block, a hydraulic cylinder, and a sliding baffle plate, the experimental body is placed above the sliding baffle plate, the sliding block moves along a sliding rail on the base, the hydraulic cylinder is fixed above the sliding block and the hydraulic cylinder is connected with the sliding baffle plate;the lower angle adjusting apparatus comprises an inclined plate, a telescoping rod and a lower baffle plate, the lower baffle plate is adjacent to the sliding baffle plate, the inclined plate is hinged with an end of the lower baffle plate, both ends of the telescoping rod are hinged with the inclined plate and the lower baffle plate respectively; the upper angle adjusting apparatus comprises a pressurizing plate, an inclined push plate, an upper baffle plate, an angle adjusting push rod, and a telescoping push rod, an end of the pressurizing plate is provided with a pulley, the angle adjusting push rod adjusts an inclination angle of the inclined push plate and an end of the telescoping push rod is fixed to the plurality of baffle plates.

US Pat. No. 10,991,018

REAL TIME AVATAR

United Services Automobil...

12. A method, comprising:receiving a customer service request associated with a customer account of a plurality of customer accounts saved to a database included on a server; and
in response to receiving the customer service request:
requesting and receiving account data, from the server and at a coordinating device, corresponding with the customer account;
requesting and receiving, from an operator device operated by a customer service representative and at the coordinating device, preference data corresponding with preferences of the customer service representative and relating to the account data;
generating, via the coordinating device, an avatar reflecting the account data in accordance with the preference data; and
outputting the avatar on a display of the operator device.

US Pat. No. 10,991,016

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REAL-TIME INTEGRATED CREDIT CARD MANAGEMENT

Blackbaud, Inc., Charles...

1. A computerized method for managing a plurality of credit card transactions, the method comprising:providing, with an application server via a communications network, remote access to a graphical user interface to one or more users, the one or more users comprising a cardholder user, an approver user and an accounts payable user;
inputting, by the one or more users via the graphical user interface, a plurality of credentials associated with one or more credit card accounts;
receiving, with the application server via the communications network, the plurality of credentials associated with one or more credit card accounts;
establishing, with the application server via an application programming interface, a communications interface between at least one financial institution database and at least one application database, wherein the at least one financial institution database is associated with the one or more credit card accounts;
communicating in real-time, via the application server executing the application programming interface, credit card transaction data from the at least one financial institution database to the at least one application database;
storing the credit card transaction data in the at least one application database, the at least one application database being integrated with at least one financial accounting application, the at least one financial accounting application being operable to configure a plurality of accounts payable parameters within the at least one application database, and communicate accounts payable data to the at least one application database;
displaying, to the accounts payable user via the graphical user interface, an integrated view of the credit card transaction data, the accounts payable data according to the plurality of accounts payable parameters, and a vendor record;
inputting, by the accounts payable user via the graphical user interface, one or more data inputs comprising one or more data entry or coding input for the credit card transaction data; and
providing, with the application server in response to receiving the one or more data inputs by the accounts payable user, one or more real-time budget control or real-time transaction report to the one or more users via the graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,990,735

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A CLUSTER-BASED POWER ARCHITECTURE USER INTERFACE

SYNOPSYS, INC., Mountain...

8. A computer-implemented method for generating a cluster-based power architecture interface, the method comprising:receiving, via one or more processors, design data for an integrated circuit (IC) design;
determining, based at least in part on the design data, power characteristic data for the IC design, wherein the power characteristic data identifies a power intent hierarchy for the IC design and violations present within the IC design;
generating within a graphical user interface (GUI), display components corresponding to individual components encompassed within the power intent hierarchy;
generating, within the GUI and based at least in part on the design data, one or more graphical links between displayed components;
generating, based at least in part on the power characteristic data for the IC design, one or more violation clusters each comprising a plurality of design violations for the IC design, wherein design violations within each of the one or more violation clusters are characterized as having at least one shared root cause;
associating the one or more violation clusters with the one or more graphical links;
overlaying a plurality of interactive elements over the GUI, wherein the plurality of interactive elements comprise:
at least one interactive link element providing data indicative of the one or more violation clusters in association with corresponding ones of the one or more graphical links;
at least one root-cause element corresponding to the at least one shared root cause; and
a graphical association between the at least one interactive link element and the at least one root-cause element to indicate a relationship between the at least one root-cause element and the at least one interactive link element.

US Pat. No. 10,990,728

FUNCTIONAL BUILT-IN SELF-TEST ARCHITECTURE IN AN EMULATION SYSTEM

Cadence Design Systems, I...

1. An emulation system comprising:a cluster of emulation processors;
a non-transitory storage medium electrically coupled to the cluster of emulation processors, and configured to store a plurality of emulation instructions to be executed by the cluster of emulation processors during an emulation cycle;
a self-testing circuit electrically coupled to the cluster of emulation processors, and configured to generate a plurality of pseudorandom self-test instructions based upon the plurality of emulation instructions;
the cluster of emulation processors configured to execute the plurality of pseudorandom self-test instructions and generate a corresponding plurality of deterministic outputs; and
a testing processor electrically coupled to the cluster of emulation processors, the testing processor configured to determine whether the cluster of emulation processors has a hardware defect based upon the plurality of deterministic outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,990,706

VALIDATION OF DATA INTEGRITY THROUGH WATERMARKING

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. A method for recording and validating modifications to a secured container, the method comprising:generating a reference signature based on a state of the secured container prior to a first modification to the secured container and a second modification to the secured container;
logging the first modification to the secured container by a first trusted party and the second modification to the secured container by a second trusted party, wherein the first logged modification identifies a first timestamp of the first modification and further identifies a first digital watermark assigned to the first trusted party, and wherein the second logged modification identifies a second timestamp of the second modification and further identifies a second digital watermark assigned to the second trusted party;
sealing the secured container by imprinting the first digital watermark and the first timestamp at locations in the secured container specified by a first watermarking algorithm assigned to the first trusted party and subsequently imprinting the second digital watermark and the second timestamp at locations in the secured container specified by a second watermarking algorithm assigned to the second trusted party;
unsealing the secured container by removing the imprint of the second digital watermark and the second timestamp at the locations in the secured container specified by the second watermarking algorithm and subsequently removing the imprint of the first digital watermark and the first timestamp at locations in the secured container specified by the first watermarking algorithm;
generating an updated signature based on a state of the unsealed secured container; and
validating the integrity of the secured container by comparing the updated signature to the reference signature.

US Pat. No. 10,990,703

CLOUD-CONFIGURABLE DIAGNOSTICS VIA APPLICATION PERMISSIONS CONTROL

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system comprising:a hardware processor of a vehicle programmed to
send a message to a mobile device connected to the processor to request an application permissions update for the vehicle from a remote server, responsive to the vehicle lacking application permissions for a vehicle-enabled mobile application executed by a mobile device;
receive, from the server, the application permissions update including both the application permissions as requested and also a diagnostic request to receive data from the vehicle, the diagnostic request being included as matching an identifier and/or a configuration of the vehicle requesting the application permissions update;
provide the mobile application with access to the vehicle in accordance with the application permissions for the mobile application;
execute the diagnostic request; and
send diagnostic results of the diagnostic request to the server in a second message.

US Pat. No. 10,990,652

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING AND MODELING UNRESOLVED VESSELS IN IMAGE-BASED PATIENT-SPECIFIC HEMODYNAMIC MODELS

HeartFlow, Inc., Redwood...

1. A computer-implemented method of identifying and modeling effects of unresolved vessels in image-based patient-specific hemodynamic models, the method comprising:receiving a reference morphometric feature of vessel structure;
receiving, in an electronic storage medium, a first patient-specific anatomical model representing at least a vessel of a patient corresponding to the vessel structure;
determining, using a processor, a patient-related value of a morphometric feature of the first patient-specific anatomical model;
determining, using the processor, at least one characteristic of one or more unresolved or unmodeled vessels in the first patient-specific anatomical model; and
generating an updated patient-specific anatomical model based on a comparison of the determined patient-specific value of the morphometric feature, the reference morphometric feature, and the determined at least one characteristic of the one or more unresolved or unmodeled vessels.

US Pat. No. 10,990,649

COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE FOR EMULATING A STRING CORRELITHM OBJECT VELOCITY DETECTOR IN A CORRELITHM OBJECT PROCESSING SYSTEM

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A device configured to emulate a string correlithm object velocity detector, comprising:a memory that stores a first string correlithm object comprising a first sub-string correlithm object, a second sub-string correlithm object, a third sub-string correlithm object, and a fourth sub-string correlithm object, wherein:
the first sub-string correlithm object has a first correlithm object core and comprises an n-bit digital word associated with a first data process and a first timestamp for the first data process;
the second sub-string correlithm object has a second correlithm object core and comprises an n-bit digital word associated with a second data process and a second timestamp for the second data process;
the third sub-string correlithm object has a third correlithm object core and comprises an n-bit digital word associated with a third data process and a third timestamp for the third data process;
the fourth sub-string correlithm object has a fourth correlithm object core and comprises an n-bit digital word associated with a fourth data process and a fourth timestamp for the first fourth process; and
each sub-string correlithm object is adjacent in n-dimensional space to at least one other sub-string correlithm object to form a string such that the correlithm object cores of each adjacent sub-string correlithm object overlap with each other;
a sensor implemented by hardware circuitry and communicatively coupled to the memory, the sensor configured to:
convert real-world input data into correlithm objects;
access the first sub-string correlithm object and the second sub-string correlithm object;
determine a first time between performing the first data process and the second data process based at least in part upon the first timestamp and the second timestamp;
access the third sub-string correlithm object;
determine a second time between performing the second data process and the third data process based at least in part upon the second timestamp and the third timestamp;
access the fourth sub-string correlithm object;
determine a third time between performing the third data process and the fourth data process based at least in part upon the third timestamp and the fourth timestamp; and
output a second string correlithm object comprising a fifth sub-string correlithm object, a sixth sub-string correlithm object, and a seventh sub-string correlithm object;
wherein:
the fifth sub-string correlithm object comprises an m-bit digital word associated with the first time;
the sixth sub-string correlithm object comprises an m-bit digital word associated with the second time; and
the seventh sub-string correlithm object comprises an m-bit digital word associated with the third time;
a node implemented by hardware circuitry and communicatively coupled to the sensor, the node configured to communicate the sub-string correlithm objects of the second string correlithm object to an actor; and
the actor implemented by hardware circuitry and communicatively coupled to the node, the actor configured to convert the sub-string correlithm objects of the second string correlithm object into real-world output data.

US Pat. No. 10,990,376

LOCAL OVER THE AIR UPDATE OF AN EMBEDDED SYSTEM

Ayla Networks, Inc., Mil...

1. A method comprising:generating, by a processing device executing a Wide Area Network (WAN) accessible service, an encrypted digital image comprising a firmware update for an embedded system of a device having a specific Device Serial Number (DSN), wherein the encrypted digital image is usable only for the device having the specific DSN;
receiving, by the processing device, device related information from a computing device, wherein the device related information comprises the DSN of the device comprising the embedded system and a version number of a current firmware component installed on the embedded system;
determining, using the device related information, that the encrypted digital image for the device is available;
receiving, from the computing device, a notification that the embedded system is unable to connect to the WAN accessible service; and
providing, by the processing device, the encrypted digital image to the computing device for use by the computing device to update a firmware version of the embedded system, wherein providing the encrypted digital image comprises sending location information indicating where the encrypted digital image is stored.

US Pat. No. 10,990,116

POWER MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND POWER MANAGEMENT METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A power control apparatus, comprising:power management circuitry configured to control a load current received from a feeding device, wherein the feeding device is connected to the power control apparatus; and
a battery configured to supply power to the power management circuitry,
wherein the power management circuitry is further configured to:
control supply of a first current to charge the battery;
set an upper limit on the load current received from the feeding device;
control the load current based on the set upper limit;
reset the set upper limit in one of increments or decrements of the set upper limit;
calculate a differential value between a first voltage drop level at a current reset and a second voltage drop level at a previous reset; and
determine that the set upper limit at the current reset has exceeded a current capacity of the feeding device based on the differential value.

US Pat. No. 10,990,022

FIELD-TO-FIELD CORRECTIONS USING OVERLAY TARGETS

KLA Corporation, Milpita...

1. A metrology system comprising:a controller communicatively coupled to a metrology tool, the controller including one or more processors configured to execute program instructions causing the one or more processors to:
receive a metrology target design, wherein the metrology target design includes at least a first feature formed by exposing a first exposure field on a first layer of a sample with a lithography tool, wherein the metrology target design further includes at least a second feature formed by exposing a second exposure field on a second layer of the sample different than the first layer with the lithography tool, wherein the second exposure field partially overlaps the first exposure field, wherein the second exposure field overlaps the first exposure field at a location of a metrology target on the sample;
receive metrology data associated with the metrology target fabricated according to the metrology target design;
determine one or more fabrication errors during fabrication of the metrology target based on the metrology data; and
generate one or more correctables to adjust one or more fabrication parameters of the lithography tool in one or more subsequent lithography steps based on the one or more fabrication errors.

US Pat. No. 10,989,869

HIGH-DENSITY ENERGY DIRECTING DEVICES FOR TWO-DIMENSIONAL, STEREOSCOPIC, LIGHT FIELD AND HOLOGRAPHIC HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAYS

Light Field Lab, Inc., S...

1. A system comprising:an energy assembly having at least one energy device; and
a relay assembly having:
at least one energy relay element, the energy relay element formed of one or more of a first component engineered structure and one of a second component engineered structure, the first component engineered structure having a first wave propagation property and the second component engineered structure having a second wave propagation property;
wherein, along a transverse orientation the first component engineered structure and the second component engineered structure are arranged in an interleaving configuration;
wherein, along a longitudinal orientation the first component engineered structure and the second component engineered structure each have a similar configuration;
wherein the relay element relays energy along the longitudinal orientation through both the first component engineered structure and second component engineered structure, the energy being relayed is spatially localized in the transverse orientation;
wherein the first component engineered structure is aligned such that energy is propagated through the first component engineered structure with a higher transport efficiency in the longitudinal orientation versus the transverse orientation; and wherein the second component engineered structure is aligned such that energy is propagated through the second component engineered structure with a higher transport efficiency in the longitudinal orientation versus the transverse orientation; and
wherein the energy relay element is configured to direct energy along energy propagation paths between a surface of the energy relay element and the energy device.

US Pat. No. 10,989,792

TRANSMISSION DETECTION USING LINE OF SIGHT

Elbit Systems Ltd.

6. A system for automatically determining at least one potential transmission region, comprising:a memory unit configured to store topographical data for a geographical region;
at least one first sensor configured to sense a signal from a transmitter at multiple geo-positions of at least one airborne vehicle;
at least one second sensor configured to sense said multiple geo-positions of said at least one airborne vehicle; and
at least one processor configured to:
acquire multiple binary indications for a direct line of sight between said transmitter and said at least one airborne vehicle respective of said sensed signal at said multiple geo-positions,
acquire said multiple geo-positions of said at least one airborne vehicle respective of said multiple binary indications for said direct line of sight,
for each one of said multiple acquired geo-positions of said at least one airborne vehicle respective of said binary indication for said direct line of sight,
determine a layer of access respective of said topographical data for said geographical region and said one of said multiple acquired geo-positions, as a subset of said geographical region that includes at least one potential point of said geographical region defining a potential line of sight between said transmission and said at least one airborne vehicle,
thereby determining multiple layers of access,
determine an intersection of said multiple layers of access, and
determine, from said intersection, said at least one potential transmission region respective of said transmitter and each of said multiple geo-positions of said at least one airborne vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,989,751

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SPARSE VOLTAGE MEASUREMENT-BASED FAULT LOCATION DETERMINATION USING INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC DEVICES

North China Electric Powe...

1. A sparse voltage measurement-based fault location determination system in an alternating current (AC) distribution network, wherein the AC distribution network comprises:a plurality of nodes, an end node of the plurality of nodes being connected to an upper stage grid via a transformer substation;
a plurality of inverter interfaced distributed generations (IIDGs), each of the plurality of IIDGs being connected to a node via a DC/AC inverter; and
a plurality of intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), each of the plurality of IEDs being disposed at an end node of the plurality nodes for sampling and measuring voltage of that end node, wherein the number of the plurality of IEDs is less than the number of the plurality of nodes, such that the plurality of IEDs are sparse with respect to the plurality of nodes,
the sparse voltage measurement-based fault locating system comprises a controller in data communication with the AC distribution network, the controller configured to:
determine a first negative sequence impedance matrix of the AC distribution network based on network parameters and load parameters of the AC distribution network, wherein the first negative sequence impedance matrix is obtained by reversing an admittance matrix of the AC distribution network;
extract a second negative sequence impedance matrix from the first negative sequence impedance matrix based on allocations of the plurality of IEDs, wherein the number of rows of the second negative sequence impedance matrix equals the number of the plurality of IEDs;
determine a negative sequence impedance amplitude matrix from the second negative sequence impedance matrix, wherein each element of the negative sequence impedance amplitude matrix is an amplitude value of each corresponding element of the second negative sequence impedance matrix;
when a fault is detected to have occurred in the AC distribution network, determine a negative sequence voltage vector, each element of the negative sequence voltage vector being a voltage of a node at which one of the plurality of IEDs is disposed, and the voltage of the node being sampled and measured by the corresponding IED at a specified sampling frequency over a specified sampling time period;
determine a negative sequence voltage amplitude vector from the negative sequence voltage vector by calculating an amplitude of each voltage in the negative sequence voltage vector;
perform a Bayesian compressive sensing (BCS) operation on the negative sequence impedance amplitude matrix determined from the second negative sequence impedance matrix and the negative sequence voltage amplitude vector to obtain a reconstructed negative sequence current vector, wherein each element of the reconstructed negative sequence current vector is a virtual current at a node of the plurality of nodes, each element of the reconstructed negative sequence current vector is an amplitude value of a corresponding current, and the reconstructed negative sequence current vector has few nonzero elements such that the reconstructed negative sequence current vector is a sparse vector;
identify two nodes corresponding to the first two largest elements in the reconstructed negative sequence current vector; and
determine the fault to have occurred between the two nodes corresponding to the first two largest elements.

US Pat. No. 10,989,694

RAIL INSPECTION SYSTEM

Hitachi High-Tech Fine Sy...

1. A rail inspection system comprising:a plurality of sensor parts, each of which includes a receiver coil, a first oscillator coil and a second oscillator coil, the sensor parts being arranged in a line parallel to a width direction of a railroad rail as an inspection target;
an oscillation part which supplies an oscillation signal to each of the first oscillator coils and the second oscillator coils; and
a plurality of detection parts, each of which corresponds to one of the plurality of sensor parts, each of the detection parts configured to detect a first inspection signal corresponding to a first phase of an output signal and a second inspection signal corresponding to a second phase of the output signal, the output signal being output from the receiver coil of the corresponding sensor parts when the plurality of sensor parts moves in a laying direction of the railroad rail.

US Pat. No. 10,989,611

METHOD AND ASSEMBLY FOR DETERMINING THE TEMPERATURE OF A TEST SENSOR

Ascensia Diabetes Care Ho...

1. A method for testing a meter, the meter determining an analyte concentration in a fluid sample collected on a test sensor by measuring a reaction between the analyte and a reagent on the test sensor, the meter including a temperature-measuring system that determines a test sensor temperature, the meter using the test sensor temperature as a parameter in determining the analyte concentration, the method comprising the steps of:providing a heating element with a flange extending therefrom, the flange shaped similar to a test sensor thereby allowing the flange to be removably inserted into an opening of the meter, the flange including a reference object coupled to the heating element;
changing a temperature of the reference object to a specified reference temperature, the reference object being positioned in the meter for measurement by the temperature-measuring system;
determining, with the temperature-measuring system, a test temperature for the reference object when the reference object achieves the reference temperature; and
determining an accuracy of the temperature-measuring system by comparing the test temperature to the reference temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,989,601

BEAM FOCUSING AND REFLECTIVE OPTICS

J.A. WOOLLAM CO., INC., ...

1. A method of focusing a beam of electromagnetic radiation onto a sample (SAM) utilizing reflective optics, while reducing the effects thereof on a specific polarization state of an input beam (IB), comprising the steps of:a) providing a system for providing a focused beam (FB) of electromagnetic radiation onto a location on a sample (SAM), said system being a reflective optics system (RFO) sequentially comprising first (M1), second (M2), third (M3) and fourth (M4) mirrors, each of said four mirrors (M1) (M2) (M3 (M4) providing reflective surfaces, with sail third (M3) and fourth (M4) mirrors providing convex and concave reflective surfaces, respectively;
such that in use an input beam (IB) of electromagnetic radiation having a specific polarization state is directed toward said first (M1) mirror and reflects from said reflective surface thereof, such that a first plane of incidence (P1) is formed between said incident beam (IB) and said beam which is reflected from said reflective surface of said first (M1) mirror;
and such that said beam reflected from the reflective surface of said first (M1) mirror is directed toward said second mirror (M2) and reflects from said reflective surface thereof toward said convex third (M3) mirror, from which it reflects at an off-center location thereon toward said concave fourth (M4) mirror, wherefrom it is reflected by the reflective surface thereof toward said sample (SAM) as a focused (FB) outgoing beam (OB); said beam reflected from the reflective surface of said convex third (M3) mirror and that reflected from said reflective surface of said concave fourth (M4) mirror forming a second plane of incidence (P2), said first (P1) and second (P2) planes of incidence being other than orthogonal to one another;
the locus (LOC) of the beam from said source (S) being other than co-parallel with the locus (LOC?) which approaches and reflects from the reflective surface of said convex third (M3) mirror;
the effect of said four reflections from said reflective surfaces of said four (M1) (112) (M3) (M4) mirrors being to reduce the effects of all said reflections on the specific polarization state of said input beam, and to direct said output beam (OB) and provide it as a focused beam (FB) onto said sample (SAM) at the point it impinges thereupon;
b) providing a sample (SAM);
c) causing an input beam (IB) of electromagnetic radiation having a specific polarization state to be directed toward said first (M1) mirror along an intended locus (LOC);
such that said output beam (OB) which reflects from the fourth (M4) mirror impinges onto said sample (SAM) as a focused beam (OB) along a locus (LOC?) which is characterized by a selection from the group consisting of:
it is closer to being co-parallel with said identified locus (LOC) than when planes (P1) and (P2) are orthogonal to one another;
and
it is substantially co-parallel with said intended locus (LOC).

US Pat. No. 10,989,594

OPTICAL FILTER AND OPTICAL SPECTROMETER INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An optical filter comprising:a base substrate comprising a transparent material; and
a filter layer on the base substrate,
wherein the filter layer comprises a perovskite material,
wherein the filter layer comprises a plurality of filter layers, and at least two of the plurality of filter layers are formed of perovskite materials having different composition ratios from each other, and at least two of the plurality of filter layers is spaced apart from each other in a direction perpendicular to a direction of thickness of the base substrate, and
wherein the at least two of the plurality of filter layers have different optical absorption rates or different optical transmittances from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,989,578

ULTRASONIC METER AND METHOD FOR SENSING A FLOW VARIABLE

Diehl Metering GmbH, Ans...

1. An ultrasonic meter for recording a flow quantity dependent on a flow of a fluid, the ultrasonic meter comprising:a control device;
a measuring tube having a plurality of side walls, mutually adjacent ones of said side walls being at an angle to one another, and through said measuring tube the fluid can flow in a longitudinal direction of said measuring tube; and
ultrasonic transducers, including a first ultrasonic transducer and a second ultrasound transducer, which are disposed at a distance from one another in the longitudinal direction on said measuring tube, said first and said second ultrasound transducers respectively contain one transducer element or a predetermined configuration of a plurality of transducer elements, at least one of said first ultrasound transducer and said second ultrasound transducer is drivable by said control device to excite an acoustic wave conducted in one of said side walls of said measuring tube, the acoustic wave conducted in said side wall propagating along said side wall and emitting a compression wave into the fluid at the so-called Rayleigh angle, the compression wave being conducted through the fluid to a respective other of said ultrasound transducers and can be recorded there by said control device in order to determine a signal time of flight, wherein a propagation direction of the acoustic wave conducted in said side wall which can be excited by at least one of said first ultrasound transducer or said second ultrasound transducer is at an angle to the longitudinal direction of said measuring tube;wherein one of the following applies:said transducer element is deformable in order to excite the acoustic wave and has a rectangular contact surface for coupling with said one side wall, two sides of said rectangular contact surface being perpendicular to the propagation direction, and side lengths of said two sides corresponding to an excitation width; orsaid transducer elements of at least one of said first ultrasound transducer or of said second ultrasound transducer are disposed linearly with a linear arrangement of said transducer elements arranged at an angle to the transverse direction of said measuring tube to achieve an angled emission with respect to the longitudinal direction of said measuring tube.

US Pat. No. 10,989,508

ILLUMINING PROJECTILE SYSTEM

1. An illumining projectile system comprising:a case formed of a side wall with a front and rear end having a base;
a projectile formed of a side wall with a front end having a shaped section and a rear end with a base, the projectile being positioned within the case with the rear end of the projectile spaced from the rear end of the case to form a rearward chamber;
a firing assembly including a charge within the rearward chamber and a firing means;
an illumining assembly within the projectile having sources of illumination; and
an electrical assembly including a printed circuit board and a sensor and a timer and a battery and a controller to illuminate the sources of illumination following igniting the charge to activate the sensor and passage of time as determined by the timer.

US Pat. No. 10,989,491

ARCHERY BOW WITH WIDE RATIO LIMB

MCP IP, LLC, Sparta, WI ...

1. An archery bow comprising:a frame;
a first limb assembly comprising at least one limb segment, each limb segment of the first limb assembly arranged to support a first rotatable member, the first rotatable member arranged to rotate about a rotation axis, each limb segment comprising a flat tension surface oriented parallel to the rotation axis, the first rotatable member comprising a cam;
a second limb assembly supporting a second rotatable member;
a bowstring extending between the first rotatable member and the second rotatable member;
a power cable in communication with the cam;
the first limb assembly having a length, each limb segment comprising a segment width, a sum of each segment width of the first limb assembly comprising a total segment width, wherein the total segment width is at least 26% of the length.

US Pat. No. 10,989,472

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR FLUID COOLING OF TONER DRYER

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A toner drying apparatus comprising:a toner drying chamber including one or more curved inner radius portions;
one or more drying gas inlets operatively connected to the toner drying chamber adapted to provide drying gas at a first temperature into the toner drying chamber and generate a circulating flow of chamber gas within the toner drying chamber;
a toner feed inlet operatively connected to the toner drying chamber, the toner feed inlet adapted to feed wet toner particles into the circulating flow of chamber gas;
one or more cooling fluid inlets operatively connected to the toner drying chamber adapted to provide cooling fluid at a second temperature less than the drying gas first temperature circulating flow of the chamber gas within the toner drying chamber;
a toner outlet operatively connected to the toner drying chamber, the toner outlet adapted to direct an exiting stream of the chamber gas from the drying chamber generating exiting forces on dry toner particles in the circulating flow of chamber gas thereby transporting the dry toner particles from the toner drying chamber; and
a controller operatively associated with the one or more drying gas inlets and the one or more cooling fluid inlets, the controller configured to control one or both of a flow rate and the second temperature of the cooling fluid provided into the toner drying chamber, thereby effecting a change in a temperature of the circulating flow of the chamber gas within the toner drying chamber,
wherein the controller is configured to switch from a drying mode to a false load mode by injecting cooling fluid operating as a false load into the circulating flow of chamber gas as a feed rate of the wet toner particles ramps down.

US Pat. No. 10,989,453

HEAT EXCHANGER WITH IMPROVED HEAT REMOVING EFFICIENCY

AURAS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

1. A heat exchanger, comprising:a heat-absorbing part comprising a vapor chamber and a return chamber;
at least two vapor conduits, wherein a first end of each vapor conduit is connected with the vapor chamber of the heat-absorbing part;
a return conduit, wherein a first end of the return conduit is connected with the return chamber of the heat-absorbing part; and
a condensing part comprising:
a vapor-inputting chamber connected with a second end of each vapor conduit;
a liquid-outputting chamber, wherein the liquid-outputting chamber and the vapor-inputting chamber are horizontally arranged side by side, and the liquid-outputting chamber is connected with a second end of the return conduit;
a partition plate arranged between the vapor-inputting chamber and the liquid-outputting chamber, wherein the vapor-inputting chamber and the liquid-outputting chamber are separated from each other by the partition plate;
a communication chamber located over the vapor-inputting chamber and the liquid-outputting chamber;
a first condenser tube group comprising plural first condenser tubes, wherein the plural first condenser tubes are connected between the vapor-inputting chamber and the communication chamber; and
a second condenser tube group, wherein the second condenser tube group and the first condenser tube group are arranged side by side, the second condenser tube group comprises plural second condenser tubes, and the plural second condenser tubes are connected between the communication chamber and the liquid-outputting chamber,
wherein the communication chamber is separated from the vapor-inputting chamber by the first condenser tube group.

US Pat. No. 10,989,451

OIL MANAGEMENT IN A REFRIGERATION SYSTEM—COMPRESSOR OIL COOLER INTEGRATED INTO GASCOOLER

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon (...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:a device for separating an oil from a coolant-oil mixture and cool the oil and cool and/or liquefy the coolant;
a first area configured to cool and/or liquefy the coolant; and
a second area configured to cool the oil,
wherein the heat exchanger includes at least two manifolds,
wherein the first area of the heat exchanger includes first flow channels configured to guide the coolant,
wherein the second area of the heat exchanger includes second flow channels configured to guide the oil, the first flow channels and the second flow channels extending between the manifolds,
wherein each of the first flow channels and the second flow channels has a respective outside configured to be flooded by a heat-absorbing fluid,
wherein the device for separating the oil is disposed inside a first one of the manifolds, the first one of the manifolds including an inlet for the coolant-oil mixture and an outlet for the coolant,
wherein the device for separating the oil is positioned upstream from the first area and the second area of the heat exchanger;
wherein the first area includes a first portion and a second portion, where the flow directions of the coolant in each of the first portion of the first area and the second portion of the first area are opposite to each other,
wherein an outlet of the device for separating the oil is adjacent to the first portion of the first area and the outlet for the coolant is in direct fluid communication with the second portion of the first area,
wherein the inlet for the coolant-oil mixture is arranged adjacent to and parallel to the outlet for the coolant, wherein the inlet for the coolant-oil mixture and the outlet for the coolant are disposed at a first end of the first one of the manifolds and the outlet of the device for separating the oil is disposed at a second end of the first one of the manifolds, and
wherein the coolant-oil mixture is separated within the device for separating the oil, the coolant flows through a first passageway downstream of the inlet of the device for separating the oil to the first portion of the first area, the coolant flows from the second portion of the first area to the outlet for the coolant through a second passageway, wherein the first one of the manifolds includes the first passageway and the second passageway, and wherein the first passageway and the second passageway are directly adjacent and parallel with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,989,434

REMOVABLE ENERGY RECOVERY WHEEL ASSEMBLY FOR AN HVAC SYSTEM

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (HVAC) system, comprising:an enclosure divided by a partition extending between a first panel and a second panel of the enclosure such that the partition defines an outdoor air flow path and a return air flow path through the enclosure, wherein the partition includes an opening extending between the outdoor air flow path and the return air flow path;
support rails extending through the opening;
an energy recovery wheel extending between the support rails and positioned within the outdoor air flow path and the return air flow path, wherein the energy recovery wheel is disposed within the enclosure at an oblique angle relative to the outdoor air flow path and the return air flow path; and
bypass dampers extending between the support rails and positioned along respective widths of the support rails, wherein the energy recovery wheel is translatably coupled to the support rails and configured to translate along the support rails through the opening and relative to the bypass dampers.

US Pat. No. 10,989,428

PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSIS DEVICE AND PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSIS METHOD FOR AIR CONDITIONER

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A performance diagnosis device for an air conditioner, the device comprising:a data collection unit configured to collect and record operation data on the air conditioner;
an equipment characteristic database that is a data group covering operation conditions meeting specifications of the air conditioner;
a reference data creation unit configured to receive evaluation parameters from an input unit and normal data of operation of the air conditioner during an initial period of operation of the air conditioner from the data collection unit, and calculate individual characteristic curved surface data of a performance of the air conditioner, in a state in which the operation of the air conditioner is not deteriorated in an entire presumed operation range, based on the operation data and the operation conditions; and
a performance evaluation unit configured to compare part of the operation data possessed by the data collection unit with the individual characteristic curved surface data to evaluate the performance of the air conditioner,
wherein the individual characteristic curved surface data is corrected with respect to the equipment characteristic database so as to correspond to the operation data possessed by the data collection unit.

US Pat. No. 10,989,412

HEAT SHIELD ASSEMBLY OF A COMBUSTION CHAMBER HAVING A DISK SPRING SET

1. A heat shield assembly of a combustion chamber, comprising:a support structure,
at least one heat shield element which is arranged on the support structure, which heat shield element comprises a receiving hole, and
a spring device comprising:
a receiving sleeve which is fastened in the support structure;
an abutment plate which is fixed in place to a first end of the receiving sleeve proximate the heat shield element during operation;
a locking plate is fixed to a second end of the receiving sleeve opposite the first end;
a pressure plate which is axially movable along a central axis of the receiving sleeve between the abutment plate and the locking plate;
at least one spring element which is arranged between the abutment plate and the pressure plate,
a fastening bolt, and
an inner sleeve configured to be rotated inside of and fastened inside the receiving sleeve in a removable manner,
wherein the abutment plate comprises a through-hole and the pressure plate comprises a fastening means, and
wherein the fastening bolt penetrates the heat shield element via the receiving hole and the abutment plate via the through-hole and engages the fastening means of the pressure plate,
wherein the abutment plate is fastened in the receiving sleeve in a removable manner.

US Pat. No. 10,989,375

LED LIGHT FIXTURE FOR INDIRECT LIGHTING WITH ADAPTABLE BAFFLE STRUCTURE

Finelite Inc., Union Cit...

1. A light fixture comprising:a) a housing with a lower light channel with an open bottom and upper light channel juxtaposed to the lower light channel;
b) opposed support edges or structures positioned near bottom edges of open bottom;
c) LED light engines positioned on the support edges or structures positioned near the bottom edges of the open bottom, wherein light emitted from the LED light engines into the lower light channel is reflected out through the open bottom; and
d) a detachable cover structure positioned over the upper light channel, wherein the detachable cover structure includes a diffusion lens and a removable baffle structure, wherein includes an H-shaped support feature with sets of snap features that attach to side walls of the upper light channel.

US Pat. No. 10,989,358

METHOD OF PURGING A DUAL PURPOSE LNG/LIN STORAGE TANK

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. A dual-use cryogenic storage tank for alternately storing liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquid nitrogen (LIN), comprising:a liquid outlet disposed at a low spot in the storage tank and configured to permit liquids to be removed from the storage tank;
one or more nitrogen gas inlet ports disposed at or near a top of the storage tank, the one or more gas inlet ports configured to introduce nitrogen gas into the storage tank as LNG is removed from the storage tank through the liquid outlet;
one or more additional nitrogen gas inlet ports disposed near the bottom of the storage tank and configured to permit additional nitrogen gas to be introduced into the storage tank;
one or more gas outlet ports configured to permit removal of gas from the storage tank as the additional nitrogen gas is introduced into the storage tank; and
one or more liquid inlet ports configured to permit a cryogenic liquid such as LIN to be introduced into the storage tank while the additional nitrogen gas is removed from the storage tank through the one or more gas outlet ports.

US Pat. No. 10,989,322

PNEUMATIC MULTI-VALVE DEVICE AND PRODUCTION METHOD

ETO Magnetic GmbH, Stock...

1. A pneumatic multi-valve device, (valve block), comprising a housing (21), which has a plurality of electromagnetic valve actuators (1), each having coil elements (2) arranged in the housing (21) in a stationary manner, a core (4) arranged in the housing (21), and armature elements (24), which can be displaced along a displacement axis (V) in the housing (21) relative to the core (4) and to a pneumatic connection (12) of the housing (21) as a response to energization of the coil elements (2), wherein the displacement axes (V) of the armature elements (24) of the valve actuators (1) are oriented parallel and the pneumatic connections (12) associated with the armature elements (24) are arranged adjacent to each other on a connection housing side (23), which is spaced apart from a housing back side (25) facing away therefrom along the displacement axes (V), wherein the cores (4) each have a venting bore (5), which is connected in an air-conducting manner to a venting collection channel (14) on the side of the cores (4) facing away from the connection housing side (23), which venting collection channel is connected in an air-conducting manner to a venting opening (28) of the housing (21), which venting opening is arranged on a housing side different from the housing back side (25), the housing side being the connection housing side (23) having the pneumatic connections (12), wherein the venting collection channel (14) has a longitudinal axis and is formed by a plurality of venting channel elements (13) connected to each other and distributed along the longitudinal axis of the venting collection channel (14), wherein the plurality of venting channel elements (13) are connected to each other in an air-conducting manner.

US Pat. No. 10,989,312

VALVE DEVICE

Camilla Grotte, Trondhei...

1. A valve device (10) comprisingan outer tube (11) extending in a longitudinal direction between two opposite ends,
a connection means (12a-b) on at least one end,
rods (13a-c) extending in the longitudinal direction from the connection means (12a),
a first stop disc (14a) and a second stop disc (14b) each being arranged to the longitudinally extending rods (13a-c), wherein the first and second stop discs (14a, 14b) are longitudinally movable,
activation rods (16a-c) extending between the stop discs (14a-b), the activation rods extending obliquely between the first stop disc (14a) and second stop disc (14b),
a closing disc formed by at least two disc parts (22a-b) movably arranged to at least two of the activation rods (16a-c) and overlapping each other, wherein
the disc parts (22a-c) exhibit slots having a configuration that the disc parts (22a-c) are forced to change relative position as the activation rods (16a-c) move in the longitudinal direction as a consequence of movement of the first stop disc (14a) and second stop disc (14b) or movement of the disc parts (22a-c) along the activation rods (16a-c) to close and open the valve device (10).

US Pat. No. 10,989,304

COMPRESSION PACKING

TEADIT N.A., INC., Pasad...

1. A filament comprising;a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) matrix; and
tracer particles selected from fluorophores and fluorescent dyes;
wherein the tracer particles absorb light and emit light at a specific wavelength that is detectable by a microscope equipped with a filter set for the particular tracer particles; and
wherein the tracer particles are distributed throughout the matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,988,873

FABRIC FILE RELEASE SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY CALIBRATING A CIRCULAR KNITTING MACHINE

Pai Lung Machinery Mill C...

1. A fabric file release system for automatically calibrating a circular knitting machine, comprising:a file release terminal, comprising a file memorizing unit and a first communication module in information connection with the file memorizing unit, a plurality of fabric files read in the file memorizing unit and respectively transmitted by the first communication module, wherein each of the plurality of fabric file comprises a plurality of reference markers corresponding to works of the circular knitting machine and a plurality of setting parameter values in a character code form respectively corresponding to one of the reference markers; and
at least one controlled terminal, disposed on the circular knitting machine, and comprising a second communication module in information connection with the first communication module and a management module connected to the second communication module, the second communication module receiving one of the plurality of fabric files transmitted from the first communication module, wherein the management module comprises a setting file to operate the works of the circular knitting machine, and the setting file comprises the plurality of reference markers and a plurality of operating parameter values in the character code form respectively corresponding to one of the reference markers;
wherein the management module receives one of the plurality of fabric files from the second communication module, and the management module maps the plurality of setting parameter values corresponding to each of the reference markers in the fabric file to the plurality of operating parameter values corresponding to each of the reference markers in the setting file to control a plurality of members of the circular knitting machine knitting a fabric via the plurality of operating parameter values.

US Pat. No. 10,988,687

PHTHALOCYANINE FORMULATION AND USES THEREOF

LI-COR, INC., Lincoln, N...

1. A chemiluminescent pen, the chemiluminescent pen comprising:a barrel comprising a reservoir for holding a chemiluminescent ink formulation;
and a nib, wherein the ink formulation comprises a phthalocyanine metal catalyst at a range from 0.0024 to 1.5 mg/mL, wherein the metal is a member selected from the group consisting of Ni, Mn, Fe, Co, and Ru;
a visible dye, other than the phthalocyanine metal catalyst, wherein the visible dye provides visible orientation for the phthalocyanine metal catalyst, and wherein the phthalocyanine metal catalyzes a chemiluminescent reaction of luminol, isoluminol or luminol derivatives with an oxidizing agent.

US Pat. No. 10,988,394

COST CONTROL OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT BASED ON REGULATORY PERIOD

HACH LANGE GMBH, Berlin ...

1. A method comprising:determining a first aeration intensity for a first aeration interval and a different second aeration intensity for a second aeration interval based on a current energy price, a predicted energy price, and a regulatory surveillance period during which a regulatory critical parameter is monitored for regulatory compliance, wherein the determining is based upon weighting factors influencing a total energy cost and a cost of deviating from a target of the regulatory critical parameter;
aerating wastewater at the first aeration intensity for the first aeration interval, wherein the first aeration interval comprises an interval of high energy costs within the regulatory surveillance period and the first aeration intensity comprises an intensity resulting in a value of the critical parameter worse than a limiting value of the critical parameter, wherein the first aeration intensity is identified based upon a predicted purification performance of the first aeration intensity over the first aeration interval and determining an average of the first aeration intensity and the second aeration intensity will achieve compliance with the limiting value of the critical parameter; and
aerating wastewater at the second aeration intensity for the second aeration interval, wherein the second aeration interval comprises an interval of low energy costs within the regulatory surveillance period and the second aeration intensity comprises an intensity resulting in a value of the critical parameter better than the limiting value of the critical parameter, wherein the second aeration intensity is identified based upon a predicted purification performance of the second aeration intensity over the second aeration interval;
the first aeration intensity and the second aeration intensity being based upon determining an average of the first aeration intensity and the second aeration intensity will achieve compliance with the limiting value of the critical parameter;
the first aeration interval being short compared to the regulatory surveillance period,
the second aeration interval being short compared to the regulatory surveillance period and does not overlap the first aeration interval, and
the first aeration intensity being less than the second aeration intensity and wherein the first aeration intensity and the second aeration intensity result in an average value of the critical parameter achieving compliance with the limiting value of the critical parameter within the regulatory surveillance period.

US Pat. No. 10,987,873

TECHNIQUES FOR MIXING IN ADDITIVE FABRICATION AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Formlabs, Inc., Somervil...

11. An additive fabrication device configured to form layers of solid material on a build platform, the additive fabrication device comprising:a build platform;
a mixer disposed below the build platform and configured to move along a first axis;
at least one sensor configured to produce sensor data indicative of a state of the mixer;
at least one processor; and
at least one computer readable medium comprising instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor:
lower the build platform iteratively whilst operating one or more actuators to move the mixer along the first axis underneath the build platform until the build platform contacts the mixer; and
detect a failure of an additive fabrication process based at least in part on the sensor data produced by the sensor during movement of the mixer along the first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,987,851

NOZZLE FOR BLOW-MOLDING STEPPED FINISH PREFORM

Niagara Bottling, LLC, D...

1. A nozzle for forming a container preform into a plastic container, the nozzle comprising:a first cylindrical portion including a first seal;
a second cylindrical portion including a second seal; and
a tapered portion between the first and second cylindrical portions.

US Pat. No. 10,987,836

HOLLOW PROFILE MEMBER SUCH AS A TUBE MADE OF THERMOSETTING COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

SOMOCAP, Ustaritz (FR)

1. A method for overmolding a thermoplastic end-fitting on a hollow profile member made of thermosetting composite to produce a connecting rod, the method including:machining a shape of the profile member made of thermosetting composite on an injection zone, and the profile member having an internal profile;
positioning a plug in the profile member at an end, of the profile member, in order to prevent the profile member from being filled with the thermoplastic, the end of the profile member constituting an overmolded end,
the plug including an external profile, and at least a part of the external profile complementing the internal profile of the profile member and of substantially identical size to the internal profile of the profile member, so as to plug the profile member,
the profile member and the plug constituting an assembly;
thermally conditioning the assembly; and
injecting thermoplastic composite so as to form the end-fitting, and to create a junction of the profile member, the plug, and the end-fitting, to produce the connecting rod.

US Pat. No. 10,987,591

METHOD OF SYNCHRONIZING ONLINE GAME, AND SERVER DEVICE

GREE, Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A method performed by a server for synchronizing game processing in an online game between a first client device and a second client device, the method comprising:receiving, from the first client device connected online, first information related to game processing on the first client device and game processing on the second client device;
in response to receiving the first information from the first client device, transmitting, by a push operation, second information corresponding to the first information to the second client device; and
in response to the transmitting of the second information to the second client device having failed, storing failure information and the first information, the failure information indicating that the transmission of the second information to the second client device has failed.

US Pat. No. 10,987,564

BALL STOWABLE SUPPORT

Medal Sports (Taiwan) Cor...

1. An apparatus comprising:a frame including a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end comprising a connector interlocking with the proximal end to form the frame;
at least one leg connected to the frame, the at least one leg comprising a frame receiving end, a ground-engaging end opposite the frame receiving end, and a ball-retaining portion between the frame receiving end and the ground-engaging end;
an elastic cover secured to the frame by a securing portion, the securing portion of the elastic cover including an opening for the at least one leg at the frame receiving end.

US Pat. No. 10,987,540

TWO-WAY TRANSMISSION MECHANISM FOR FITNESS EQUIPMENT

CHANG YOW TECHNOLOGIES IN...

1. A two-way transmission mechanism for fitness equipment, comprising:a crank unit comprising a crankshaft and two crank arms, said two crank arms being respectively located at two opposite ends of said crankshaft;
a transmission unit comprising a first transmission wheel, a first relay wheel, a first transmission belt, a transmission shaft, a second relay wheel, a second transmission wheel and a second transmission belt, said first transmission wheel being fixedly mounted at one end of said crankshaft adjacent to one said crank arm, said first transmission belt connecting said first transmission wheel with said first relay wheel, said transmission shaft being parallel to said crankshaft and coaxially connecting said first relay wheel to said second relay wheel, said second transmission belt connecting said second transmission wheel with said second relay wheel;
a one-way ratchet mounted between said first relay wheel and said transmission shaft; and
a motor comprising a motor shaft, said motor shaft being connected to said second transmission wheel of said transmission unit for synchronization with said second transmission wheel;
wherein when the crankshaft rotates in a first direction, causing rotation of the transmission unit and the motor with the crankshaft toward the first direction, the motor is in a resistance mode; when the motor shaft of the motor rotates in a second direction opposite to the first direction, the crank unit exerts a pressure in the first direction and the one-way ratchet will function, a power of the motor is then transmitted to the crankshaft via the second transmission belt, the second relay wheel, the transmission shaft, the one-way ratchet, the first relay wheel, the first transmission belt and the first transmission wheel, causing the crankshaft to move the two crank arms in driving the two pedals to rotate in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,987,516

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONING

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEAR...

1. A method comprising:delivering a first series of electrical signals to an atrium of a heart of a user, wherein the first series of electrical signals increases a first heart rate of the heart toward a target heart rate;
retrieving physiological data of the user during delivery of the first series of electrical signals, wherein the heart is at a second heart rate greater than the first heart rate when the physiological data is retrieved;
determining whether at least two physiological parameters are each within a respective physiological threshold based on the physiological data, wherein the at least two physiological parameters comprise an optimal atrio-ventricular synchrony and an optimal interventricular synchrony, wherein the respective physiological threshold of the optimal atrio-ventricular synchrony comprises an atrio-ventricular dyssynchrony threshold, wherein the atrio-ventricular dyssynchrony threshold comprises an atrio-ventricular conduction ratio and an atrio-ventricular delay, and wherein the respective physiological threshold of the optimal interventricular synchrony comprises an interventricular dyssynchrony threshold;
if at least one physiological parameter of the at least two physiological parameters is outside of the respective physiological threshold, modifying the first series of electrical signals to a second series of electrical signals that restores the at least one physiological parameter to an acceptable level; and
if each of the at least two physiological parameters is within the respective physiological threshold, continuing delivery of the first series of electrical signals until the target heart rate is met for a target time duration.
US Pat. No. 10,988,775

WHEAT PLANTS RESISTANT TO POWDERY MILDEW

INSTITUTE OF GENETICS AND...

1. A wheat plant having increased resistance to powdery mildew compared to a wild type wheat plant and comparable yield under non-disease conditions compared to a wild type wheat plant, wherein said plant comprisesa first targeted knock-out mutation which is an insertion and/or a deletion in SEQ ID NO. 43 of TaMLO-A1 allele,
a second targeted knock-out mutation which is an insertion and/or a deletion in SEQ ID No. 45 of TaMLO-D1 allele, and
TaMLO-B1 allele does not contain mutations in SEQ ID NO. 44, but expression of the TaMLO-B1 allele is reduced by 5 to 50% compared to wild type expression, wherein said reduced expression of TaMLO-B1 is caused by a mutation in the regulatory region of SEQ ID NO: 41, and
wherein said wheat plant is Triticum aestivum.
US Pat. No. 10,987,329

COMBINATION THERAPY FOR CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS INCLUDING THE NOVEL CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)

1. A method of treating a coronavirus infection, the method comprising administering to a patient in need of treatment a therapeutically effective amount of 5 aminolevulinic acid, and at least one of curcumin nano, zinc, vitamin C and methylene blue, or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, each present in therapeutically effective amounts.
US Pat. No. 10,987,367

DRUG TARGETS OF DELAYED AGING AND HUMAN BRAIN DISEASES

Texas Tech University Sys...

1. A molecule that inhibits the interaction of A? and Drp1 proteins wherein the molecule is:diethyl(3,4-dihydroxyphenethylamine)(quinolin-4-yl)methylphosphonate), wherein the molecule in an amount effective to inhibit the interaction of A? and Drp1 proteins and is formulated for oral, intravenous, intramuscular, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, parenteral, or pulmonary administration.
US Pat. No. 10,987,405

METHOD OF REDUCING FORMATION OF ETANERCEPT AGGREGATES OR FRAGMENTS

Coherus BioSciences, Inc....

1. A method of reducing formation of etanercept aggregates or fragments in a composition comprising combining about 50 mg/mL etanercept with about 1% (w/v) sucrose, 0.26% (w/v) to 2% (w/v) mannitol or lysine; and less than 50 mM NaCl in an aqueous pharmaceutical composition having a pH of about 6.0 to 6.6, wherein the aqueous pharmaceutical composition comprises a citrate buffer, the composition is free of arginine and cysteine, the composition has at least 90 wt. % correctly folded etanercept, the composition has less than 1 wt. % aggregates of etanercept, and wherein the combination of said sucrose and said mannitol or lysine stabilizes said etanercept in said aqueous pharmaceutical composition, wherein the composition has an osmolality from about 180 to about 420 mOsM, and wherein the etanercept is prepared by a mixed mode cation exchange chromatography and mixed mode anion exchange chromatography method resulting in less than 1 wt % aggregates of etanercept.

US Pat. No. 10,993,359

COMPONENT MOUNTER, REEL HOLDING DEVICE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A component mounter comprising:a reel holder including a reel supporting member that supports an axle against a force of gravity and has an abutting part that supports a reel, form a discharge opening having a width that allows the axle of the reel to be discharged through the discharge opening, and abut on carrier tape that is wound around the axle and accommodates a component; and
a tape supplier that pulls out the carrier tape from the reel held by the reel holder and feeds the carrier tape to a predetermined component supplying position, wherein
the axle, which displaces under the force of gravity with decreasing amount of the carrier tape wound around the axle by pulling the carrier tape from the reel, is guided to the discharge opening by the reel supporting member,
the width of the discharge opening is equal to or more than the outer diameter of the axle, and
the reel holder discharges the axle that has no carrier tape and reaches the discharge opening through the discharge opening under a weight of the axle.

US Pat. No. 10,993,356

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION CABLE

Hitachi Metals, Ltd., To...

1. A signal transmission cable comprising:a signal line;
an insulation layer covering the signal line; and
a shield layer covering the insulation layer,
wherein a first oxygen amount A1 on an outer peripheral surface of the insulation layer is 1.2 times or greater than a second oxygen amount A2 inside the insulation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,993,354

DATA CENTER SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD OF DATA CENTER SYSTEM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING CONTROL PROGRAM OF DATA CENTER SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A data center system comprising:a data center including an electronic device and an air conditioner configured to cool the electronic device;
a cooling device including a first cooler configured to cool cooling water which is supplied to the data center by an air flow and a second cooler configured to cool the cooling water by heat exchange; and
a control device configured to control the cooling device and including a memory that stores change direction information indicating a direction of changing cooling water temperature information which is set to the cooling device, a control dead range in which an operation of the cooling device is not performed and a unit setting water temperature indicating a unit to increase or decrease the water temperature information, the control device is further configured to:
acquire outside temperature information from a temperature sensor provided outside the data center;
calculate the cooling water temperature information by adding a cooling temperature difference of the first cooler to the outside temperature information;
compare the cooling water temperature information with a maximum cooling water temperature that depends on an upper limit of an operation temperature range of the electronic device;
acquire, when the cooling water temperature information is equal to or larger than the maximum cooling water temperature, first power information of the electronic device from a first power sensor provided in the electronic device and second power information of the cooling device from a second power sensor of the cooling device;
calculate current total power information by adding the first power information and the second power information;
determine whether the change direction information in the memory is a decreasing direction or an increasing direction;
compare the current total power information with previous total power information, which is acquired previously as the current total power information and is stored in the memory, and one of a first value and a second value, respectively, the first value being obtained by subtracting the control dead range in the memory from the previous total power information and the second value being obtained by adding the control dead range in the memory to the previous total power information;
set, when the current total power information is decreased from the previous total power information and the first value is more than the current total power information, the cooling water temperature information to a temperature which is obtained by decreasing the unit setting water temperature from the previous total power information in a case of the decreasing direction and set the cooling water temperature information to a temperature which is obtained by increasing the unit setting water temperature from the previous total power information in a case of the increasing direction; and
set, when the current total power information is increased from the previous total power information and the second value is less than the current total power information, the cooling water temperature information to a temperature which is obtained by increasing the unit setting water temperature from the previous total power information in a case of the decreasing direction and change the change direction information in the memory from the decreasing direction to the increasing direction, and set the cooling water temperature information to a temperature which is obtained by decreasing the unit setting water temperature from the previous total power information in a case of the increasing direction and change the change direction information in the memory from the increasing direction to the decreasing direction.

US Pat. No. 10,993,349

DISTRIBUTABLE MODULAR CHASSIS

Legrand AV Inc., Fairfie...

1. A power distribution system mountable to a structure for providing power, data and/or signal, the system comprising:an elongated power chassis adapted to be mounted to the structure, the chassis having a plurality of side walls with an open channel formed on one side, at least one line buss mounted on the inside of at least one sidewall of the chassis, the line buss configured to be connected to a power source for providing AC power; and
a plurality of power modules configured to removably mount to the chassis and receive power/data/signals from the chassis, each module comprising:
an enclosed housing having a plurality of walls including a front wall, a rear wall opposite from the front wall, two opposed side walls connecting the front wall to the rear wall, and end walls at opposite ends of the housing, the front wall including one or more openings, at least one outlet port is mounted to the housing and accessible through each opening for connection with external devices to supply electrical communication from the chassis to the external device;
electrical circuitry mounted within the housing for converting or transmitting power, data or communication signals to the at least one outlet port; and
at least one line connection protruding out from at least one of the side walls or rear wall, the at least one line connection located on the side wall or rear wall so as to come into contact with one of the associated busses in the chassis when the module is attached to the chassis; and
wherein the module includes additional connectors for supplying data or signals to a second module mounted to the chassis adjacent to the module.

US Pat. No. 10,993,348

SERVER CHASSIS

GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A server chassis, comprising:a main casing, comprising a lateral plate;
a support, fixed to the lateral plate, and having an assembling channel recessed from an edge and an engaging slot located at an end of the assembling channel;
a hard disk bracket, detachably disposed on the support, and having a first surface facing the support; and
a retractable engaging member, penetrating through the hard disk bracket, and comprising a first base, an engaging portion movably penetrating through the first base, a button linked to the engaging portion and a first elastic member located between the button and the engaging portion, wherein the button and the engaging portion are protruded from two opposite ends of the first base, the engaging portion is retractably protruded from the first surface of the hard disk bracket, and the engaging portion of the retractable engaging member is adapted to move in or out of the engaging slot along an edge of the assembling channel of the support.

US Pat. No. 10,993,340

WATERPROOF CARD HOLDER AND METAL CASING

SHENZHEN EVERWIN PRECISIO...

1. A waterproof card holder, comprising:a card holder frame;
a cover plate located at a top of the card holder frame;
a sleeve integrated with and extending from an inner side of the cover plate, including a through-hole penetrating through the sleeve and the cover plate, wherein the sleeve comprises a sleeve body, a first opening and a second opening, the first opening and the second opening being disposed at two ends of the sleeve body, respectively; and
a waterproof mechanism accommodated in the sleeve, wherein the waterproof mechanism comprises a first end portion limited to be inside the sleeve, a second end portion having an outer diameter smaller than that of the first end portion, and a waterproof ring sleeved on a periphery of the first end portion, wherein the waterproof ring and the sleeve form a sliding sealing structure therebetween, the first end portion is limited to be only movable within a stroke between the first opening and the second opening, and the second end portion is capable of passing through the first opening to be in contact with a card retracting mechanism;
wherein the first opening has an inner diameter smaller than an outer diameter of the first end portion; a first blocking slope is formed at a junction between the first end portion and the second end portion; and a second blocking slope, corresponding to and cooperating with the first blocking slope, is formed on a side of the first opening facing the second opening; and
wherein the sleeve has an axis, the through hole is aligned with the axis, and the first blocking slope and the second blocking slope are each at an oblique angle relative to the axis.