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. 10,992,888

COLOR ELECTRONIC ROLLING SHUTTER IMAGE SENSOR FOR IDENITFYING ITEMS ON FAST MOVING CONVEYOR BELT

DATALOGIC USA, INC., Eug...

1. A method for identifying items on a conveyor belt with an Electronic Rolling Shutter (ERS) image capturing system, comprising:operating an imager in the ERS image capturing system in proximity to the conveyor belt, wherein the imager captures an image of an item on an object that travels on the conveyor belt;
operating a high-powered illuminator that illuminates multiple bands of illumination, wherein each band is illuminated and synchronized with an image exposure from the imager such that the multiple bands are illuminated individually and sequentially over a time period; and
as the object moves along the conveyor belt, performing the image exposure of a portion of the item with each band of illumination, wherein a composite of the image exposures results in a similar image of the item, wherein an image blur is reduced from a use of the high-powered illumination with sequenced multiple bands.

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. 10,992,880

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. 10,992,867

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. 10,992,865

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. 10,992,860

DYNAMIC SEAM ADJUSTMENT OF IMAGE OVERLAP ZONES FROM MULTI-CAMERA SOURCE IMAGES

NIO USA, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method for processing images of a vehicle's surroundings, comprising:obtaining a first image from a first camera having a first vantage of the vehicle's surroundings;
obtaining a second image from a second camera having a second vantage of the vehicle's surroundings that is different from the first vantage;
determining whether an object is present within a field of view of both the first camera and the second camera;
upon determining that the object is present within the field of view, selecting a portion of the first image and a portion of the second image to include an image of the object in one of the selected portion of the first image or the selected portion of the second image and not both the selected portion of the first image and the selected portion of the second image; and
stitching together the selected portion of the first image and selected portion of the second image into a unified image; and
wherein the selection of the portion of the first image and the portion of the second image is further selected based on a distance of the object and further comprising selecting a seam angle of the portion of the first image in accordance with the distance of the object applied to a sigmoid function.

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. 10,992,819

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVISIONING TEMPORARY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A computer-implemented method for using a temporary phone number, the method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, a request to use a temporary disposable phone number associated with a user account for a predefined time period;
determining that the predefined time period is ending; and
responsive to determining that the predefined time period is ending and responsive to receiving an extension request, extending the predefined time period.

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. 10,992,777

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. 10,992,756

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM GENERATING A NOTIFICATION INCLUDING A WARNING

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a processor programmed to
receive information regarding a first function;
receive information regarding a second function after receipt of the information regarding the first function;
determine whether an amount of electric power to simultaneously execute both the first function and the second function exceeds a threshold; and
in response to determining that the amount of electric power exceeds the threshold, transmit a notification including a warning indicating that if the second function is executed (i) the amount of electric power will exceed the threshold and (ii) at least one of the first function and the second function will not operate normally, wherein
the amount of electric power is a total sum of electric power required for the first function and the second function, and
in a case where the first function and the second function are able to be executed using a same apparatus, the total sum of electric power represents an amount of electric power required for execution of the first function and the second function using the same apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,992,753

EDGE COMPUTING-BASED DISTRIBUTED NETWORK ARCHITECTURE THAT ENABLES PREEMPTIVE CLIENT-TARGETED LOCAL DATA STORAGE

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A method for enabling local data storage in a network, said network comprising a central server and a plurality of remote communications hubs, said method comprising:tracking and storing a principle location of a client, said principle location of the client being co-located with at least one of the plurality of remote communications hubs;
monitoring for future natural-disasters; and
transmitting a packaging instruction to said central server when a natural-disaster is predicted to occur within a certain threshold distance of the at least one remote communication huh and within a certain threshold amount of time in the future; and
in response to receiving the packaging instruction, packaging at; and transmitting from, the central server a digital package, said digital package comprising a complete record of the client's information, to the at least one remote communication hub for secure storage;
wherein said transmitting further comprises changing a system of record, said system of record that provides the location of storage of the complete record of the clients information, at least temporarily, from the central server to the at least one remote communication hub.

US Pat. No. 10,992,741

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A CONFIGURATION FILE TO CLIENT DEVICES

Wickr Inc., Pleasanton, ...

1. A method for circumventing censorship, the method comprising:transmitting, by a first device, a first connection request for a first service to a first server;
receiving, by the first device, a first configuration file from the first server, wherein the first configuration file includes a plurality of second servers;
verifying, by the first device, the first configuration file received from the first server by verifying a first signature included with the first configuration file;
obtaining, based on a verification of the first configuration file, at least one second server from the first configuration file;
transmitting, by the first device, a second connection request to the at least one second server;
accessing, by the first device, the first service via the at least one second server;
setting, by the first device and based on accessing the first service via the at least one second server, a flag indicating a prior connection to the at least one second server; and
selecting, by the first device, a different second server from the first configuration file during each subsequent connection request.

US Pat. No. 10,992,718

METHODS FOR PROVIDING CONTINUITY IN CHATBOT COMMUNICATIONS

Telia Company AB, Solna ...

1. A method for providing continuity in chat communications between a user device and a chatbot capable framework in a network, the method comprising:the user device establishing a session with the chatbot capable framework over a first chat platform associated with a first chat application, and starting a dialogue with the chatbot capable framework, the dialogue being stored by the framework;
the framework storing a state of the session in a database, wherein the session state includes identification information identifying the dialogue;
the user device initiating a transfer of the dialogue to a second chat platform associated with a second chat application;
the framework retrieving, from the database, the previously stored identification information, and providing the user device with the identification information over the first chat platform;
the user device initiating a new session with the chatbot capable framework over the second chat platform associated with the second chat application and inputting the identification information for continuing the dialogue where the dialogue stopped at the first chat platform;
the user device providing at least one of user identification (id) and credentials, the credentials including username and password, required by the second chat application, for retrieving the stored dialogue from the framework over the second chat platform; and
the second chat platform formatting messages of the retrieved dialogue to the format supported by the second chat application before sending said messages to the second chat application of the user device.

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. 10,992,531

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. 10,992,472

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURE ROLL-OVER OF DEVICE OWNERSHIP

PCMS Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A method for transferring control of a machine-to-machine (M2M) device from a first device management server (DMS) to a second DMS, based on authorization from a reset server, the method comprising:storing, in the M2M device, a reset credential from the reset server for validating a roll-over token generated by the reset server;
receiving, in the M2M device, from the reset server, the roll-over token, wherein the M2M device receives the roll-over token directly from the reset server or from the reset server via the first DMS;
determining, in the M2M device, a validity of the roll-over token based on the stored reset credential, wherein the validity determination includes the M2M device checking a Message Authentication Code (MAC) or a digital signature;
extracting, in the M2M device, from the roll-over token, a uniform resource identifier (URI) for the second DMS;
establishing a connection from the M2M device to the second DMS based on the extracted URI;
storing, in the M2M device, a second DMS credential and deleting a first DMS credential associated with the first DMS; and
establishing a secure connection with the second DMS based on the second DMS credential.

US Pat. No. 10,992,448

PROTOCOL SYNCHRONIZATION FOR HARQ BACKGROUND

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method, performed by a user equipment (UE), for Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) link layer protocol synchronization for an uplink transmission between the UE and a network node in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a first protocol data unit in response to a received explicit scheduling grant;
receiving a HARQ feedback message for the transmitted first protocol data unit;
transmitting a subsequent second protocol data unit of a new transmission in response to a subsequent explicit scheduling grant received in addition to the HARQ feedback message, wherein the subsequent explicit scheduling grant indicates to the transmitter to be authorized for transmitting the second protocol data unit of the new transmission; and
re-transmitting the first protocol data unit in absence of receiving the subsequent explicit scheduling grant upon interpreting the HARQ feedback message as a negative acknowledgement for the transmitted first protocol data unit.

US Pat. No. 10,992,445

SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A signal processing method, comprising:sending a first data signal;
receiving a second data signal;
sending a first reference signal according to first reference information; and
receiving a second reference signal according to second reference information,
wherein the first reference signal is for demodulating the first data signal, and the second reference signal is for demodulating the second data signal,
wherein the first reference information comprises a time-frequency resource location occupied by the first reference signal, and sequence information of the first reference signal,
wherein the second reference information comprises a time-frequency resource location occupied by the second reference signal, and sequence information of the second reference signal, and
wherein the time-frequency resource location occupied by the first reference signal is the same as the time-frequency resource location occupied by the second reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,992,404

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ISOCHRONOUS DATA DELIVERY WITHIN A NETWORK

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of managing a plurality of isochronous processes, the method comprising:receiving, at a network element, a first isochronous data stream representing a first set of media content, the first data stream comprising a plurality of data packets and data representing presentation times, according to a first time base, of portions of the first set of media content;
receiving, at the network element, a second isochronous data stream representing a second set of media content, the second data stream comprising a plurality of data packets and data representing presentation times, according to a second time base differing from the first time base, of portions of the second set of media content;
multiplexing the packets of the first and second data streams to produce a composite data stream, including sorting the respective data packets of the first and second data streams based on their respective presentation times and a difference between the first and second time bases;
calculating launch times for the packets of the composite data stream based on the sorting the respective data packets of the first and second data streams; and
transmitting from the network element the data packets of the composite data stream according to their respective launch times.

US Pat. No. 10,992,352

BASE STATION APPARATUS, SELECTION METHOD, AND TERMINAL DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A base station apparatus comprising:a transmitter configured to generate a plurality of beams by a plurality of antenna elements so as to transmit a data signal addressed to a plurality of terminal devices;
a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
select a combination of terminal devices, among the plurality of terminal devices, to which the data signal is transmitted by spatially multiplexed, based on information for each terminal device in which a first beam in which a reception quality of the each terminal device is maximized among the plurality of beams is associated with a second beam group including one or more second beams in which a difference from the reception quality of the first beam is equal to or larger than a predetermined value among the plurality of beams,
wherein the predetermined value is a threshold used to determine whether a second beam causes a low interference on the first beam.

US Pat. No. 10,992,309

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER INCLUDING DELAY CIRCUIT AND COMPENSATOR, IMAGE SENSOR INCLUDING THE ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER, AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An analog-to-digital converter for converting a pixel signal generated from sensed light into a digital signal, the analog-to-digital converter comprising:a comparator configured to compare the pixel signal with a ramp signal having a constant slope to generate a comparison signal;
a delay circuit configured to generate a first signal corresponding to the comparison signal, the delay circuit including a plurality of delay elements configured to generate a second signal by delaying the first signal by a first time period; and
a compensator circuit configured to measure a period of the comparison signal to output a delay select signal to the delay circuit based on the measured period, the delay select signal delaying the first signal by the first time period,
wherein the first time period is obtained by dividing the period of the comparison signal.

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. 10,992,273

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. 10,992,255

PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE OR ARRAY SHUTDOWN

SunPower Corporation, Sa...

1. A photovoltaic (PV) system, comprising:an inverter configured to transmit a heartbeat indication of a status of the PV system, wherein the heartbeat indication is generated from the inverter by altering a normal operation of the inverter;
a plurality of PV modules configured to provide direct current (DC) power to the inverter;
circuitry associated with the plurality of PV modules, wherein the circuitry comprises one or more switches included within one or more PV modules of the plurality of PV modules, and wherein the circuitry is configured to:
receive the heartbeat indication of the status of the PV system, and
in response to receiving the heartbeat indication of the status of the PV system, determine whether to switch between a first state in which all of the plurality of PV modules are enabled and a second state in which one or more but not all of the plurality of PV modules are only temporarily disabled.

US Pat. No. 10,992,164

ELECTRIC SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENERGIZING THE ELECTRIC SYSTEM

BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL P...

1. An electric system, comprising:a first battery subassembly;
a second battery subassembly;
an interrupter adapted for connecting the first and second battery subassemblies in series, the interrupter comprising a switched current-limiting path in parallel with a switched non-current-limiting path; and
a system controller electrically connected to the first battery subassembly and to the second battery subassembly; and
the first battery subassembly being adapted for causing closing of the switched current-limiting path in response to an energizing trigger being applied to the electric system; and
the system controller being adapted for causing closing of the switched non-current-limiting path in response to being energized by the first and second battery subassemblies.

US Pat. No. 10,992,145

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BATTERY CELL BALANCING

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system comprising:a processor configured to
perform balancing on a commanded cell, and
responsive to detecting a state of charge (SOC) difference between the commanded cell and a reference cell greater than a tolerance and detecting a balancing time exceeding a threshold time that depends on the SOC difference, a predetermined commanded cell capacity, and a predetermined balancing current, abort the balancing and generate an error message,
suspend further balancing operations on the commanded cell until a SOC open circuit voltage (OCV) on the cell is reset, and
reset the SOC OCV on the commanded cell.

US Pat. No. 10,992,117

CUTTING AND STRIPPING TOOL FOR RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) RADIATING COAXIAL CABLE

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A tool to cut and strip a radiating coaxial cable comprising an inner conductor, an outer conductor coaxially arranged around the inner conductor, an insulator disposed between the inner conductor and the outer conductor, and a jacket coaxially arranged around the inner conductor and the outer conductor, the tool comprising:a first jaw;
a second jaw;
a linkage that couples the first jaw to the second jaw so that the first jaw and the second jaw are movable between an open state and a closed state;
a blade assembly mounted to the first jaw such that the first jaw is positioned between the blade assembly and the second jaw, the blade assembly including,
a cutting blade coupled to the blade assembly, the cutting blade inserted in a slit in the first jaw and protruding into an area between the first and second jaws; and
a stripping blade attached to an outer side of the blade assembly;
wherein the first jaw and the second jaw are configured to receive and hold the cable therebetween when the first jaw and the second jaw are in the closed state;
wherein the tool is configured to position at least a portion of the cutting blade to cut and sever the cable at a first point along the cable when the tool is rotated around the cable while the first jaw and the second jaw are in the closed state and the cable is received therebetween; and
wherein the tool is configured to position at least a portion of the stripping blade to cut the jacket of the cable, without severing at least one of the outer conductor and the inner conductor of the cable, at a second point along the cable when the tool is rotated around the cable while the first jaw and the second jaw are in the closed state and the cable is received therebetween, the second point along the cable being spaced a select distance from the first point along the cable so that a portion of the jacket of the cable of the select distance from the first point along the cable can be stripped from the outer conductor of the cable.

US Pat. No. 10,992,104

DUAL LAYER GRATING COUPLER

II-VI DELAWARE, INC., Wi...

1. A system comprising:a grating coupled laser comprising a first waveguide and a transmit grating coupler optically coupled to the first waveguide; and
a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) comprising a second waveguide and a receive grating coupler optically coupled to the second waveguide,
wherein:
the receive grating coupler is in optical alignment with the transmit grating coupler;
the receive grating coupler comprises a first grating and a second grating both in optical alignment together with the transmit grating coupler and both optically coupled to the second wavequide, the second grating being spaced apart from and above the first grating within the PIC; and
the first and second gratings are each formed in respective first and second layers of the PIC.

US Pat. No. 10,992,059

MILLIMETER WAVE ARRAY ANTENNA MODULE AND MOBILE TERMINAL

AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd...

1. A millimeter wave array antenna module, comprising:a dielectric substrate;
a radio frequency integrated circuit chip attached to one side of the dielectric substrate;
a plurality of antenna units arranged in an array and disposed on a side of the dielectric substrate facing away from the radio frequency integrated circuit chip; and
a feeding network formed in the dielectric substrate,
wherein each of the plurality of antenna units is electrically connected to the radio frequency integrated circuit chip through the feeding network, and comprises a substrate integrated waveguide and a patch antenna, wherein the substrate integrated waveguide comprises a back cavity and the patch antenna is attached to the substrate integrated waveguide corresponding to the back cavity;
the substrate integrated waveguide comprises:
a dielectric plate comprising a first surface and a second surface that are opposite to each other in a thickness direction of the dielectric plate;
a first metal layer attached to the first surface;
a second metal layer attached to the second surface; and
a plurality of metal vias provided on a periphery of the dielectric plate and spaced apart from each other, wherein each of the plurality of metal vias communicates the first metal layer with the second metal layer, and the first metal layer, the second metal layer and the plurality of metal vias are cooperated with each other to form the back cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,992,039

ARRAY ANTENNA DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An array antenna device, comprising:a waveguide having a plurality of radiation units arranged on one tube wall thereof,
wherein the waveguide has a plurality of grooves arranged on an inner side of a tube wall facing the tube wall, movable short-circuit surfaces each electrically short-circuited to an inner wall of one of the plurality of the grooves, and movable short-circuit surface controlling mechanisms for changing positions of the movable short-circuit surfaces within the plurality of groves in the waveguide, and
the movable short-circuit surface controlling mechanisms simultaneously change positions of a plurality of movable short-circuit surfaces out of the movable short-circuit surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,992,016

MULTIPLEXER AND COMBINER STRUCTURES EMBEDDED IN A MMWAVE CONNECTOR INTERFACE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A mm-wave waveguide connector, comprising:a first mm-wave launcher portion;
a first ridge based mm-wave filter portion communicatively coupled to the first mm-wave launcher portion, wherein the first ridge based mm-wave filter portion includes a plurality of protrusions that define one or more resonant cavities, wherein the plurality of protrusions are spaced apart from each other by a spacing between approximately 0.5 mm and 2.0 mm; and
a multiplexer portion communicatively coupled to the first ridge based mm-wave filter portion.

US Pat. No. 10,991,984

IONIC LIQUID, NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE, AND POWER STORAGE DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method of synthesizing an ionic liquid, comprising the steps of:reacting a tertiary amine compound and an alkyl halide compound in a first solution to obtain a first product; and
exchanging an ion between the first product and a metal salt to obtain the ionic liquid,
wherein the first solution comprises a first organic solvent which does not include a halogen element in the structural formula,
wherein the tertiary amine compound comprises a six membered ring,
wherein the first product comprises a cation represented by Formula (G1):

wherein R1 to R5 each represent any one of a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, a methoxy group, a methoxymethyl group and a methoxyethyl group,
wherein a concentration of a compound represented by Formula (G2) in the ionic liquid is lower than 0.67 wt %:
andwherein reacting the tertiary amine compound and the alkyl halide compound is performed under reflux.

US Pat. No. 10,991,702

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate having a memory cell region and a peripheral region, wherein the memory cell region has at least one first shallow trench isolation and a plurality of recesses and the peripheral region has at least one second shallow trench isolation;
a plurality of gates, each of the plurality of gates disposed in each of the at least one first shallow trench isolation and the plurality of recesses;
a first semiconductor layer disposed in the peripheral region;
a first insulating layer covering the substrate in the memory cell region;
a doped portion formed between two of the plurality of gates in the plurality of recesses and serving as a source and a drain, the doped portion including a channel;
a crystalline overlayer epitaxially deposited on the doped portion of the substrate and the channel, wherein the crystalline overlayer serves as a contact plug connecting the doped region underneath, wherein the crystalline overlayer has a conductivity lower than that of the doped portions of the substrate; and
a second semiconductor layer disposed on a portion of the first insulating layer, wherein a top surface of the first semiconductor layer and a top surface of the second semiconductor layer are coplanar.

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. 10,991,525

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. 10,991,482

CABLE

SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTI...

1. A cable, comprising:a line for one of signal transmission or power source supply;
a first metal wire having flexibility and a shape-retaining property;
a plurality of yarns that extends substantially in a same direction as the first metal wire;
a first coating material that coats the line, the first metal wire, and the plurality of yarns; and
a shielded wire around an outer circumference of the first coating material.

US Pat. No. 10,991,476

THERMOPLASTIC CARBON COMPOSITE ELECTRODES

Colorado State University...

1. A method for preparing a thermoplastic electrode comprising:a) dissolving a thermoplastic binder in an organic solvent to form a solution;
b) combining a carbon allotrope and the solution to form a thermoplastic mixture;
c) partially drying the thermoplastic mixture to form a thermoplastic composite;
d) molding then thoroughly drying the thermoplastic composite to form a hardened thermoplastic composite; and
e) etching the thermoplastic binder at the surface of the hardened thermoplastic composite, thereby at least partially exposing the carbon allotrope;
wherein the hardened thermoplastic composite is in electrical contact with an electrical conductor to form a thermoplastic electrode having an active surface.

US Pat. No. 10,991,451

BAMBAM: PARALLEL COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF HIGH-THROUGHPUT SEQUENCING DATA

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A parallel genomic comparative analysis system comprising:a computer-readable memory; and
an sequence analysis engine having at least one processor coupled with the computer-readable memory and configured to:
identify a genomic position within a reference genome;
access a first file storing tumor sequence data including reads associated with a tumor tissue;
access a second file storing matched normal sequence data including reads associated with a matched normal tissue, wherein the first and second files are read at the same time;
store, in the computer-readable memory, a tumor dataset having tumor read sequences from the first file, where the tumor read sequences overlap the genomic position;
store, in the computer-readable memory, a matched normal dataset having matched normal read sequences from the second file, where the matched normal read sequences overlap the genomic position, wherein the computer-readable memory is configured to store the tumor dataset and the matched normal dataset simultaneously;
select a tumor genotype and a matched normal genotype that maximize a likelihood as a function of at least one of the tumor read sequences and the matched normal read sequences at the genomic position; and
store a difference associated with at least one of the tumor genotype and the matched normal genotype in a device memory.

US Pat. No. 10,991,410

BI-POLAR WRITE SCHEME

Spin Memory, Inc., Fremo...

1. A method of writing data into a memory device, the method comprising:utilizing a pipeline to process write operations of a first plurality of data words addressed to a memory bank;
writing a second plurality of data words and associated memory addresses into an buffer, wherein the second plurality of data words are a subset of the first plurality of data words, wherein the buffer is associated with the memory bank and wherein further each data word of the second plurality of data words is either awaiting write verification associated with the memory bank or is to be re-written into the memory bank;
monitoring a first counter value which tracks a number of write 1 errors and a second counter value which tracks a number of write 0 errors;
determining if the first counter value has exceeded a predetermined threshold;
determining if the second counter value has exceeded the predetermined threshold; and
responsive to a determination that the first counter value has exceeded the predetermined threshold increasing a write 1 voltage of the memory bank, wherein subsequent write 1 operations are performed at a higher write 1 voltage and, further, responsive to a determination that the second counter value has exceeded the predetermined threshold increasing a write 0 voltage of the memory bank, wherein subsequent write 0 operations are performed at a higher write 0 voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,991,322

BISTABLE DRIVING METHOD FOR ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY AND RELATED ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY

Academy of Shenzhen Guohu...

1. A bistable driving method for an electrowetting display, comprising:S1: setting a non-selected voltage for one or more writing rows, the non-selected voltage being less than an opening voltage minus a digital voltage but greater than a closing voltage, wherein the opening voltage is applied to open an oil film existing on an electrode surface, and the closing voltage is applied to close the oil film existing on the electrode surface;
S2: switching a row voltage of the one or more writing rows from the non-selected voltage to a selected voltage, the selected voltage being less than the opening voltage but greater than the opening voltage minus the digital voltage;
S3: applying the digital voltage on at least one column to be written, to enable a voltage value on at least one pixel determined by the difference between the row voltage of the one or more writing rows and the digital voltage of the at least one column to be written, to be greater than a value of the opening voltage;
S4: switching the row voltage of the one or more writing rows from the selected voltage to the non-selected voltage, and decreasing the digital voltage applied on the at least one column to another digital voltage less than the opening voltage minus the selected voltage; and
S5: applying the steps S1 to S4 to next one or more writing rows until the entire display is written.

US Pat. No. 10,991,303

PIXEL CIRCUIT AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, DISPLAY DEVICE

CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONI...

1. A pixel circuit, comprising a switch circuit, a driver circuit, a compensation circuit, a reset circuit and a light emitting element,wherein the driver circuit comprises a control terminal, a first terminal and a second terminal and is configured to control a driving current running through the first terminal and the second terminal, and the driving current is used to drive the light emitting element to emit light;
the switch circuit is configured to write a data signal to the control terminal of the driver circuit in response to a scan signal;
the compensation circuit is configured to store the data signal that is written in and further configured to electrically connect the control terminal of the driver circuit and the second terminal of the driver circuit in response to the scan signal; and
the reset circuit is configured to apply a reset voltage to the compensation circuit in response to a reset signal and electrically connect the control terminal of the driver circuit and the first terminal of the driver circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,991,229

SAFE ZONES IN TRACKING DEVICE ENVIRONMENTS

Tile, Inc., San Mateo, C...

1. A method for locating a tracking device of a user, comprising:receiving, by a tracking system from a mobile device, a location of the tracking device;
identifying, by the tracking system, a geographic boundary in which the location of the tracking device is located;
determining, by the tracking system, that the mobile device has crossed the geographic boundary and that the mobile device is not communicatively coupled to the tracking device; and
providing, by the tracking system, a notification to the mobile device indicating that the tracking device may have been left behind unless the geographic boundary is associated with a safe zone, wherein the tracking device is configured to operate in a safe zone operating mode when located within the safe zone during a time interval associated with the safe zone.

US Pat. No. 10,991,216

AUDITORY AND VISUAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM FOR EMERGENCY EVACUATION

1. A guidance system for emergency evacuation, comprising:at least one single track guidance system, the at least one single track guidance system including:
a housing having side panels and a bottom panel, the bottom panel having an opening therein;
a continuous track mounted in the housing above the opening;
at least one mobile guidance device, the at least one mobile guidance device having means for driving about the continuous track and a speaker;
a computer including
memory; and
a computer program stored in the memory, the computer program having means for determining an emergency location based on emergency detector location data stored in the memory, activating the means for driving the at least one mobile guidance device about the continuous track to drive the at least one mobile guidance device about the continuous track; and sending a signal to the speaker of the at least one mobile guidance device, such that the speaker is activated to transmit an audio signal when the at least one mobile guidance device is moving in a direction of safest evacuation and is deactivated when the at least one mobile guidance device is moving opposite to the direction of safest evacuation; and
a plurality of emergency detectors having means for sending an emergency signal to the computer when at least one of the emergency detectors detects an emergency.

US Pat. No. 10,991,198

NETWORK ARCHITECTURE FOR GAMING INDUSTRY ACCOUNTING

JCM American Corporation,...

15. A peripheral device system for an electronic gaming machine in a casino environment having a game machine processing unit, the peripheral device comprising:a mobile interface device configured to establish a communication channel with a personal electronic device of a player; and
a dedicated processing unit, separate from the game machine processing unit, configured to:
receive an identifier from the personal electronic device via the mobile interface device;
communicate with at least one server regarding a first value of a first form of financial consideration used by a peripheral component that is converted from a second value of a second form of financial consideration corresponding to an account associated with the identifier, the peripheral component configured to communicate with a peripheral controller associated with the electronic gaming machine, the peripheral controller operable to control multiple peripheral components associated with the electronic gaming machine based on communications with an external server without interacting with the game machine processing unit of the electronic gaming machine, the multiple peripheral components operable to communicate with the game machine processing unit via at least the peripheral controller, the peripheral component comprising at least one of a printer or a bill validator; and
send an instruction to the peripheral component to provide the first value of the first form of financial consideration, the dedicated processing unit not configured to control the peripheral devices directly.

US Pat. No. 10,991,196

VERIFYING A FIRST DEVICE IS IN COMMUNICATIONS WITH A SERVER BY STORING A VALUE FROM THE FIRST DEVICE AND ACCESSING THE VALUE FROM A SECOND DEVICE

CFPH, LLC, New York, NY ...

1. A method comprising:responsive in part to a user of a mobile gaming device activating a verification server, provide, on a display of the mobile gaming device a graphical user interface to allow the user to enter an indicator representing a request of a verification service from the verification server;
receiving, by a processor of a verification server, an indicator from a mobile gaming device;
storing, by the processor of the verification server, the indicator;
prompting, by the processor of the verification server, a player of the mobile gaming device to request to cause verification that the mobile gaming device is in communication with a gaming server;
receiving, by the processor of the verification server, from a verification device a request from a player of the mobile gaming device to verify that the mobile gaming device is in communication with the gaming server; and
in response to the request, sending, by the processor of the verification server, the indicator to the verification device.

US Pat. No. 10,991,161

GENERATING VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIONS

Signaturize Holdings Ltd,...

1. A method for generating a virtual representation of an interior space such as a room, comprising:obtaining a first set of three-dimensional coordinates and at least one further set of three-dimensional coordinates, wherein the first set of three-dimensional coordinates comprises three-dimensional coordinates representing three-dimensional positions of points located on edges of walls of the interior space, and wherein each of the at least one further set of three-dimensional coordinates comprises three-dimensional coordinates representing positions of points located on edges of an extrusion in one of the walls of the interior space;
generating a polygon mesh representing the three-dimensional shape of the interior space, wherein generating the polygon mesh comprises:
using the first set of three-dimensional coordinates to determine planes representing the walls of the interior space without considering any extrusions in the walls; and
for each wall with one or more extrusions, using the respective determined plane and the respective one or more of the at least one further set of three-dimensional coordinates to determine a plurality of sub-meshes that in combination represent the respective wall excluding the respective one or more extrusions; and combining the plurality of sub-meshes into a mesh representing the wall with the one or more extrusions; and
determining, for each of the at least one further set of three-dimensional coordinates, which of the determined planes the extrusion belongs to;
wherein determining which of the determined planes the extrusion belongs to comprises comparing the orientation of a plane through the points representing positions of points located on edges of the extrusion to the orientation of the determined planes.

US Pat. No. 10,991,136

SYSTEM FOR VISUALIZING FUNCTIONS THAT DEPEND ON MULTIPLE PARAMETERS

Keysight Technologies, In...

1. A method for operating a data processing system to provide a graphic visualization of a function, said method comprising:causing said data processing system to present a first GUI to a user on a display associated with said data processing system;
causing said data processing system to receive a text string that defines said function in terms of variable parameters and elementary functions;
causing said data processing system to provide a list of said variable parameters;
receiving user input specifying row and column parameters selected from said list of said variable parameters; and
generating a grid plot of said function on said display.

US Pat. No. 10,991,095

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPUTATION OF FUNCTIONAL INDEX PARAMETER VALUES FOR BLOOD VESSELS

Spectrum Dynamics Medical...

1. A computer implemented method for calculation of a functional index parameter in at least one blood vessel of a patient, comprising: receiving, by a processor, a dataset of registered functional image data and anatomical image data, wherein the functional image data and the anatomical image data include data indicative of anatomical and functional data for at least one blood vessel of a certain patient; calculating, by the processor, at least one value for at least one functional index parameter based on the functional image data of the dataset, for at least one of: (i) at least one blood vessel, and (ii) for the anatomical region of the at least one blood vessel; outputting, by the processor, the calculated at least one value for the at least one functional index parameter for the at least one blood vessel of the certain patient; computing, by the processor, a flow related value using a mathematical model, based on anatomical imaging data of the patient without registered nuclear imaging data; and identifying, by the processor, a mismatch between the flow related value and the at least one value of the functional index parameter, the mismatch potentially indicative of microvascular disease in the at least one vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,991,050

USING STANDBY GENERATOR DATA TO DETERMINE DATA ASSOCIATED WITH TERMS OF RESIDENTIAL INSURANCE COVERAGE

STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOB...

1. A computer-implemented method of using standby generator data to determine data associated with terms of residential insurance coverage, the method comprising:receiving, at one or more insurance provider computing devices associated with an insurance provider, data from a smart home device communicatively coupled to a standby generator that is indicative of whether the standby generator is associated with a residential property;
receiving, at the one or more insurance provider computing devices from the smart home device, data indicative of an operational condition of the standby generator;
determining, by one or more processors of the one or more insurance provider computing devices, the data associated with the terms of the residential insurance coverage for the residential property based upon at least one of (i) the data indicative of whether the standby generator is associated with the residential property, or (ii) the data indicative of the operational condition of the standby generator, the data associated with the terms of the residential insurance coverage including at least one of a premium or a favorability of a rating;
transmitting, from the one or more insurance provider computing devices, an indication of the data associated with the terms of the residential insurance coverage to the smart home device;
responsive to receiving the indication, generating, by the smart home device, an operation control signal to control an operation of the standby generator based upon the indication;
transmitting, by the smart home device, the operation control signal to the standby generator causing the standby generator to modify its operation and generate an updated operational condition including a modified maintenance parameter;
receiving, at the smart home device, the updated operational condition of the standby generator in response to the standby generator executing the operation control signal; and
adjusting, by the one or more processors of the one or more insurance provider computing devices, the data associated with the terms of the residential insurance coverage for the residential property based upon the updated operational condition received from the smart home device.

US Pat. No. 10,990,854

METHOD FOR QUICK ESTIMATION OF A PERSPECTIVAL OCCLUSION IN A SIMULATION OF AN IMAGING SENSOR

DSPACE DIGITAL SIGNAL PRO...

1. A method for simulating a sensor system, the sensor system comprising an imaging sensor and an image-processing unit for recognizing objects in a sensor image output by the sensor, wherein the method comprises:assigning location coordinates to the sensor in a virtual test environment comprising a plurality of virtual objects, wherein each virtual object is assigned location coordinates;
assigning the sensor a sensor field of view in the virtual test environment;
determining a number of objects from the plurality of virtual objects to be virtual objects recognizable by the sensor system;
starting a simulation run during which the sensor or at least one virtual object is cyclically assigned new location coordinates in the virtual test environment;
cyclically checking whether the at least one virtual object is captured by the sensor field of view;
in case a first virtual object and a second virtual object recognizable by the sensor system are captured by the sensor field of view:
spanning a projection plane for a perspective projection of the first virtual object and the second virtual object, wherein the projection plane has the location coordinates of the sensor as the center of projection;
creating a first image on the projection plane by projecting a first geometric body that is at the same place as the first virtual object, and whose dimensions are at least approximately identical to the dimensions of the first virtual object, in the perspective projection with the location coordinates of the sensor as the center of projection, at least partially onto the projection plane;
creating a second image on the projection plane by projecting a second geometric body that is at the same place as the second virtual object, and whose dimensions are at least approximately identical to the dimensions of the second virtual object, in the perspective projection with the location coordinates of the sensor as the center of projection, at least partially onto the projection plane;
checking whether an intersection of the first image and the second image exists; and
assessing whether or not the second virtual object is perspectivally occluded, wherein in case an intersection exists, the Euclidean distance between the sensor and the first virtual object is smaller than the Euclidean distance between the sensor and the second virtual objects, and the size of the intersection exceeds a pre-defined threshold value, the second virtual object is assessed as perspectivally occluded, and wherein in case an intersection does not exist, the Euclidean distance between the sensor and the first virtual object is not smaller than the Euclidean distance between the sensor and the second virtual objects, or the size of the intersection exceeds a pre-defined threshold value, the second virtual object is assessed as not perspectivally occluded; and
creating a signal from the sensor system which indicates that all virtual objects that are captured by the sensor field of view and recognizable by the sensor system, and are assessed as not perspectivally occluded, have been recognized by the image-processing unit, and that all virtual objects that are captured by the sensor field of view and recognizable by the sensor system, and are assessed as perspectivally occluded, have not been recognized.

US Pat. No. 10,990,811

IMAGE CLASSIFICATION AND INFORMATION RETRIEVAL OVER WIRELESS DIGITAL NETWORKS AND THE INTERNET

AVIGILON PATENT HOLDING 1...

1. A method for matching an unknown image with a known image, the method comprising:receiving, at a server that includes a neural network, an unknown facial image from a video camera within a video surveillance system;
processing the unknown facial image at the server to create a first set of variables that represent the unknown facial image;
comparing the first set of variables to a plurality of additional variables stored in a database, the plurality of additional variables including a second set of variables representing a known facial image;
determining a match value based at least in part on match prediction carried out by algorithmically employing the first set of variables and the second set of variables within the neural network; and
selectively and concurrently displaying the unknown facial image and the known facial image on a wireless communication device when a match exists based at least in part on an indication provided by the match value.

US Pat. No. 10,990,787

ENROLMENT OF A FINGERPRINT TEMPLATE

FINGERPRINT CARDS AB, Go...

1. A fingerprint sensing system comprising:a fingerprint sensor;
processing circuitry; and
data storage storing instructions executable by said processing circuitry whereby said fingerprint sensing system is operative to:
for each of a plurality of consecutive sub-templates of the time sequence:
determine that a fingerprint topography of a finger is in proximity to a detection surface of the fingerprint sensor as part of an interaction of the finger with the fingerprint sensor;
capture the sub-template of the topography, consecutive to a preceding sub-template in the time sequence;
obtain an indication of that the topography remained in proximity to the detection surface during a time period between capturing of the preceding sub-template and the determining that the topography is in proximity to the detection surface, or that the topography did not remain in proximity to the detection surface during said time period;
define the interaction as a slide interaction if, according to the obtained indication, the topography remained in proximity to the detection surface, or as a touch interaction if, according to the obtained indication, the topography did not remain in proximity to the detection surface during said time period; and
based on whether the interaction is defined as a slide interaction or a touch interaction, advance an enrolment progress; and
when the enrolment progress is above a predetermined enrolment threshold, enrol the compiled template.

US Pat. No. 10,990,756

COGNITIVE DISPLAY DEVICE FOR VIRTUAL CORRECTION OF CONSISTENT CHARACTER DIFFERENCES IN AUGMENTED OR VIRTUAL REALITY

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:displaying, by one or more processors, on a visual display, an image comprising textual elements, wherein the displaying comprises placing the image on a given portion of physical real estate of the visual display, and wherein the textual elements comprise substantive content, wherein the visual display apparatus comprises an input to receive vocal commands;
obtaining, by the one or more processors, data indicating that a first user of a visual display apparatus comprising an image capture device, and a projection device, communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, perceives displayed text with consistent character differences, such that the textual elements, as perceived by the first user on the visual display are visually different from the textual elements, as perceived by a second user on the visual display, wherein the second user does not perceive the textual elements on the visual display with the consistent character differences, wherein obtaining the data comprises obtaining the data, via a voice command received by the input, and wherein the voice command comprises a vocal identification by the user of one or more cognitive issues by selecting a pre-defined level identifier comprising the consistent character differences;
obtaining, by the one or more processors, from the image capture device, a digital image of the image displayed on the visual display, wherein the visual display is within a visual range of the image capture device, wherein the digital image comprises the textual elements of the image;
based on the data, processing, by the one or more processors, the digital image to generate a new image, wherein the processing comprises transforming the digital image into the new image wherein the new image comprises the textual elements with pre-defined character substitutions based on the consistent character differences; and
virtually displaying, by the one or more processors, via the projection device, on the visual display, the new image to the first user, wherein based on viewing the new image via the visual display apparatus, the first user views the textual elements without the consistent character differences, wherein simultaneously with the virtually displaying, the visual display is displaying the image to the second user, wherein based on utilizing the visual display apparatus to view the visual display, the first user views the new image on the given portion of the physical real estate of the visual display contemporaneously with the second user viewing the image on the given portion of the physical real estate of the visual display, and wherein based on the first user viewing the new image and the second user viewing the image, the first user and the second user view the substantive content.

US Pat. No. 10,990,741

MULTIPLE PATTERNING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method comprising:assigning a first color group to a first routing track of the layout;
assigning a second color group to a second routing track of the layout;
assigning the first color group to a third routing track of the layout, wherein the second routing track is between the first routing track and the third routing track;
assigning a first color from the first color group to a first conductive element along the first routing track;
assigning a second color from the first color group to a second conductive element along the first routing track; and
assigning a third color from the second color group to a third conductive element on the second routing track, wherein the third color is different from each of the first color and the second color.

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. 10,990,684

CONTEXT-AWARE SECURITY SELF-ASSESSMENT

ABB Power Grids Switzerla...

1. A method for context-aware security self-assessment of an industrial device coupled to a network, the method comprising:self-assessing, by the industrial device, a current context of the industrial device based on a predefined rule set;
self-assessing, by the industrial device, presently used security settings for the industrial device based on the assessed current context of the industrial device and on a predefined and customizable set of security assessment checks for the current context; and
providing one or more suggested actions to a user/operator, based on both the assessed security settings and the assessed current context, to adapt the presently used security settings of the industrial device, while coupled to the network, to suggested security settings.

US Pat. No. 10,990,670

VIRTUAL NETWORK FUNCTION AUDIT METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A virtual network function (VNF) audit method, used to audit a VNF generated by a platform comprising an authentication and authorization component, a service component, and a virtualized infrastructure, the method comprising:receiving at least one authentication and authorization event triggered by a first VNF operation from the authentication and authorization component;
receiving at least one service event triggered by a second VNF operation from the service component;
receiving at least one access event triggered by a third VNF operation from the virtualized infrastructure;
obtaining an event occurrence sequence of each VNF according to the at least one authentication and authorization event, the at least one service event, and the at least one access event, an event occurrence sequence indicating an occurrence order of a plurality of events corresponding to one VNF; and
auditing the event occurrence sequence of each VNF to obtain an audit result of the VNF.

US Pat. No. 10,990,609

DATA REPLICATION FRAMEWORK

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computing system for managing data in host computing devices comprising:a plurality of hosts comprising one or more computing devices;
a sender host comprising one or more computing devices, wherein the sender host is configured to:
identify one or more recorder hosts from the plurality of hosts, wherein the one or more recorder hosts are configured to redundantly store changes to be sent by the sender host to the plurality of hosts;
transmit the changes to the plurality of hosts;
receive a response from a first host of the plurality of hosts that the changes are received, wherein the first host is not a recorder host; and
transmit a message to the identified one or more recorder hosts that the changes are received by at least one of the plurality of hosts, wherein the identified one or more recorder hosts redundantly store the changes to the plurality of hosts, and wherein a second host of the plurality of hosts obtains the change from the one or more recorder hosts while the sender host is temporarily unavailable.

US Pat. No. 10,990,601

DYNAMIC OPTIMIZATION OF VARIANT RECOMMENDATIONS

A9.COM, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. A system, comprising:at least one computing device processor; and
a memory device including instructions that, when executed by the at least one computing device processor, cause the system to:
receive a search query from a client device for products in an electronic catalog;
determine a group of related products from the electronic catalog responsive to the search query;
determine a plurality of product variants within the group, the plurality of product variants defined by one or more attributes having respective attribute values;
determine, based at least in part on the search query, a primary attribute from the one or more attributes by which to classify the plurality of product variants,
classify the plurality of product variants into a plurality of classes, an individual class in the plurality of classes corresponding to one or more of the plurality of attribute values;
determine, in response to the search query, a representative class from the plurality of classes based at least in part on a relevance metric;
determine, in response to the search query, a representative product variant from the representative class based at least in part on a relevance metric; and
provide instructions to the client device to display the representative product variant via an interface at the client device in response to the search query, the representative product variant being visually distinguished from one or more other product variants.

US Pat. No. 10,990,592

QUERYING OF PROFILE DATA BY REDUCING UNNECESSARY DOWNSTREAM CALLS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method for querying profile data within an online service, the method comprising:obtaining, by a query processing service, a set of profile fields associated with a profile of a member of the online service as requested in a query of profile data and one or more profile view settings associated with the profile of the member;
determining, by a computer system, based on the set of profile fields and the one or more profile view settings, one or more downstream calls to omit from a set of downstream calls available to generate a result of the query, each downstream call in the set of downstream calls representing a call to a service on which the query processing service depends;
generating one or more additional downstream calls in the set of downstream calls to resolve a parameter used to generate a result of the query; and
using the parameter to generate the result of the query without making the one or more downstream calls.

US Pat. No. 10,990,547

DYNAMICALLY RECONFIGURABLE NETWORKING USING A PROGRAMMABLE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Xilinx, Inc., San Jose, ...

11. A method, comprising:providing, on a device, a platform at least partially implemented in a static region of programmable circuitry;
providing, on the device, a dynamic region of programmable circuitry configured to implement user-specified circuitry in communication with the platform, wherein the user-specified circuitry implements a network-attached acceleration function;
wherein the platform is configured to establish and maintain a first communication link with a host data processing system external to the device and a second communication link with a network external to the device while at least a portion of the dynamic region of programmable circuitry is dynamically reconfigured to change the network-attached acceleration function implemented therein; and
providing, within the platform, a network interface card controller having a communication interface connected to the user-specified circuitry implemented in the dynamic region;
wherein the communication interface is configured to send data to and receive data from the user-specified circuitry; and
wherein the platform is configured to pass data between the host data processing system and the network while the dynamic region of programmable circuitry is dynamically reconfigured.

US Pat. No. 10,990,444

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DATA REQUEST

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a device, the method comprising:receiving state information corresponding to each of a plurality of controllers from the plurality of controllers requesting data from a memory;
determining, by the device, a threshold value for a data request queued without response for the plurality of controllers on the basis of the received state information; and
transmitting the determined threshold value to at least one another device,
wherein the state information includes a time when an operation processed by the controllers is completed and a processing time of the requested data, and
wherein whether to transmit a plurality of data requests to the memory is based on the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,990,426

MOBILE VIRTUALIZATION

VESTEL ELEKTRONIK SANAYI ...

1. A system comprising:a first device having a first operating system and a first display screen, wherein the first operating system is configured to execute a second operating system that is a desktop operating system or a desktop-optimized operating system; and
a second display screen separate from the first device, the second display screen being connectable to the first device,
wherein the second operating system is configured to be launched on the first device upon connection of the second display screen to the first device such that the second operating system is displayed on the second display screen, and
wherein the system is configured to mirror an image displayed on the first display screen on the second display screen, and is switchable between such screen mirroring and display of the second operating system on the second display screen in response to a predetermined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,990,408

PLACE AND ROUTE AWARE DATA PIPELINING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A place-and-route aware data pipelining method for designing an integrated circuit device, the method comprising:placing a master circuit block including a plurality of master partitions and a servant circuit block including a plurality of servant partitions on a layout for the integrated circuit device, wherein each master partition transfers data with a corresponding servant partition along a respective datapath of the integrated circuit device;
for each datapath, calculating a physical distance from the master partition to the corresponding servant partition along the datapath;
determining a number of clock cycles needed to transfer data along the datapath having a longest physical distance;
determining a number of pipelining registers needed to satisfy the determined number of clock cycles for the datapath having the longest physical distance;
adding the determined number of pipelining registers to each datapath between the master partitions and the corresponding servant partitions,
wherein datapaths of master partitions further away from the servant circuit block have more pipelining registers added within the master circuit block than datapaths of master partitions that are closer to the servant circuit block.

US Pat. No. 10,990,138

CONTAINING MODULE AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A containing module comprising:a connection casing having a first end portion and a second end portion and comprising a tubular structure, the tubular structure extending inwardly from the first end portion and having a first guide portion and a second guide portion, the first guide portion extending along an inner wall of the tubular structure, the second guide portion extending from an end of the first guide portion along the inner wall;
a first connection member pivoted to the second end portion;
a second connection member pivoted to the second end portion; and
a tubular member having a first protruding point protruding from the tubular member corresponding to the first guide portion, the first protruding point being movable along the first guide portion and the second guide portion.

US Pat. No. 10,990,136

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND CASE ASSEMBLY

HTC CORPORATION, Taoyuan...

1. A wireless communication device, comprising:a main body, comprising a display portion, a back portion and a RF signal module, wherein the display portion is opposite to the back portion, and the RF signal module is disposed between the display portion and the back portion;
a kickstand structure including a first plate body and a second plate body, wherein the first plate body is rotationally pivoted to the back portion, and the second plate body is rotationally pivoted to the first plate body, thereby the second plate body is configured to rotate and stack on the first plate body, and the kickstand structure is configured to rotate and stack on the back portion; and
an antenna module, disposed on the kickstand structure, and electrically connected to the RF signal module of the main body, and capable of transceiving millimeter-wave,
wherein the second plate body comprises a connecting component, the second plate body is pivoted to the first plate body by the connecting component which is a ball joint, so that the second plate body can be rotated in any direction relative to the first plate body.

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. 10,990,024

LITHOGRAPHIC THERMAL DISTORTION COMPENSATION WITH THE USE OF MACHINE LEARNING

Nikon Research Corporatio...

1. A method of compensating for lithographic thermal distortion while operating an exposure tool, the method comprising:determining a temperature of a target using data from a plurality of sensors;
estimating a current instantaneous distortion of the target based at least in part on the sensor data, wherein estimating a current instantaneous distortion of the target is performed at least in part by a prediction model, wherein the prediction model is obtained by equipping the exposure tool with temperature sensors and obtaining training data from the sensors to generate the prediction model, wherein equipping the exposure tool with temperature sensors includes determining locations for the sensors that are most appropriate for capturing the necessary information about the distortion, and wherein determining locations for the sensors includes estimating sensor positions that will lead or change in temperature with the distortion and sensor positions that will lag or change in temperature after the distortion;
compensating for the current instantaneous distortion by modifying, changing, or transforming at least one of the group consisting of:
i) one or more of a presence, position, orientation of an optical component of an optical projection system of the exposure tool;
ii) a parameter of scanning synchronization of the exposure tool; and
iii) an operation of stage positioners or drivers to adjust a spatial trajectory along which repositioning or movement of a stage of the exposure tool occurs during the operation to reduce values of distortion of the target occurring during exposure.

US Pat. No. 10,990,023

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIFFRACTION-BASED OVERLAY MEASUREMENT

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method comprising:disposing a reference pattern module over a substrate, the substrate comprising a first overlay measurement pattern in a first location and a second overlay measurement pattern separate from the first overlay measurement pattern in a second location, wherein the reference pattern module comprises a first reference pattern and a second reference pattern separate from the first reference pattern;
creating at least a first partial overlap of the first reference pattern with the first overlay measurement pattern under the reference pattern module;
concurrently with creating the first partial overlap, creating at least a second partial overlap of the second reference pattern with the second overlay measurement pattern under the reference pattern module;
determining a first overlay error between the first reference pattern of the reference pattern module and the first overlay measurement pattern of the substrate;
determining a second overlay error between the second reference pattern of the reference pattern module and the second overlay measurement pattern of the substrate; and
determining a total overlay error between the first and second overlay measurement patterns of the substrate based on the first and second overlay errors.

US Pat. No. 10,989,975

ELECTROCHROMIC COMPONENTS AND METHODS ASSOCIATED THEREWITH

SAGE ELECTROCHROMICS, INC...

1. A glazing comprising:an electrochromic component, wherein the electrochromic component comprises:
a first transparent conductive layer;
a second transparent conductive layer;
a counter electrode layer; and
an electrochromic layer; and
a coating coupled to the electrochromic component, wherein the coating comprises a transparent portion and a non-transparent portion, wherein the non-transparent portion is in direct contact with a substrate, and wherein:
the coating is coupled to an exterior portion of the electrochromic component,
the coating covers at least 10% of a surface area of the electrochromic component; or
a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,989,954

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising in the following order from a viewing surface side:a first polarizer;
a first positive A plate having an in-plane retardation of 120 nm or greater and 155 nm or smaller;
a positive C plate having a thickness retardation of 80 nm or greater and 100 nm or smaller;
a first substrate;
a second positive A plate having an in-plane retardation of 120 nm or greater and 155 nm or smaller;
a horizontally aligned liquid crystal layer;
a second substrate;
a viewing angle compensation layer; and
a second polarizer,
the liquid crystal display device further comprising between the first polarizer and the first positive A plate a positive C plate having a thickness retardation of 30 nm or greater and 80 nm or smaller.

US Pat. No. 10,989,933

CONNECTOR, ASSISTIVE DEVICE AND WEARABLE DEVICE

NEXTVPU (SHANGHAI) CO., L...

1. An assistive device comprising a connector for installing the assistive device to a wearable body, the connector including:a first magnetic connecting component;
a second magnetic connecting component detachably coupled to the first magnetic connecting component by magnetic attraction; and
a locking component,
wherein when the first magnetic connecting component and the second magnetic connecting component are coupled to each other by the magnetic attraction, the locking component is structured to prevent, by means of form-fit with the second magnetic connecting component, the second magnetic connecting component from moving relative to the first magnetic connecting component in at least one direction perpendicular to a direction of the magnetic attraction, and
wherein the locking component only allows, by means of form-fit with the second magnetic connecting component, the second magnetic connecting component to move relative to the first magnetic connecting component within a set range in a direction parallel to a direction of magnetic attraction.

US Pat. No. 10,989,898

QUAD-AXIS ROTATABLE COUDé PATH

United States of America ...

1. An optics system for a telescope, the system comprising:an optical path comprising:
a first mirror disposed on a first portion of a first rotational axis, and configured to reflect an incident beam from along an optical axis of said telescope to along said first rotational axis as a first reflected beam;
a second mirror spaced apart from said first mirror and disposed on a second portion of said first rotational axis, and configured to reflect said first reflected beam from said first rotational axis as a second reflected beam, wherein said second portion of said first rotational axis is rotatable relative to said first portion of said first rotational axis;
a third mirror disposed on a first portion of a second rotational axis, and configured to reflect said second reflected beam as a third reflected beam along said second rotational axis;
a fourth mirror disposed on a second portion of said second rotational axis, and configured to reflect said third reflected beam from said second rotational axis as a fourth reflected beam, wherein said second portion of said second rotational axis is rotatable relative to said first portion of said second rotational axis;
a fifth mirror disposed on a first portion of a third rotational axis, and configured to reflect said fourth reflected beam as a fifth reflected beam along said third rotational axis;
a sixth mirror disposed on a second portion of said third rotational axis, and configured to reflect said fifth reflected beam from said third rotational axis as a sixth reflected beam, wherein said second portion of said third rotational axis is rotatable relative to said first portion of said third rotational axis; and
a seventh mirror disposed on a first portion of a fourth rotational axis, and configured to reflect said sixth reflected beam as a seventh reflected beam along said fourth rotational axis to a predetermined region disposed on a second portion of said fourth rotational axis, wherein said second portion of said fourth rotational axis is rotatable relative to said first portion of said fourth rotational axis,
wherein said optical axis of said telescope is articulable about the first, second, third, and fourth rotational axes corresponding to a main yoke, an outer gimbal, an inner gimbal, wherein said optical path is physically hidden within the main yoke, outer gimbal, and inner gimbal,
wherein said optical path is configured to reflect said incident beam to said predetermined region as said seventh reflected beam irrespective of any rotation of said first, second, third, and fourth rotational axes.

US Pat. No. 10,989,889

CABLE MANAGEMENT PANEL WITH SLIDING DRAWER AND METHODS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. An optical fiber cable management panel comprising:(a) a drawer assembly including a chassis and a drawer;
(i) said drawer being slidably mounted within said chassis; and
(ii) said drawer assembly defining a storage interior; and
(b) a cable radius limiter mounted to said drawer assembly and movable with said drawer relative to the chassis, the cable radius limiter configured to direct cabling toward the storage interior defined by the drawer assembly, wherein said cable radius limiter is also slidably movable relative to said drawer along said horizontal direction, wherein said optical fiber cable management panel further includes a rotating member that is configured to rotate to synchronize slidable movement of said cable radius limiter relative to said drawer with slidable movement of said drawer relative to said chassis, said rotating member having an axis of rotation along a vertical direction that is perpendicular to said horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,989,867

MICROSPHERE BASED PATTERNING OF METAL OPTIC/PLASMONIC SENSORS INCLUDING FIBER BASED SENSORS

The Curators of the Unive...

1. A method of forming a network array of nanoantennas on an optical fiber, wherein the optical fiber comprises a glass fiber and an encapsulation of the glass fiber, wherein the glass fiber comprises a core and a cladding, the method comprising:conducting microsphere photolithography on an optical fiber assembly, wherein the optical fiber assembly comprises:
an exposed area of the glass fiber that is an end surface of the glass fiber and/or a portion of the circumferential surface of the glass fiber from which a portion of the encapsulation has been removed from the optical fiber;
an optional sub-photoresist layer on the exposed area of the glass fiber, wherein the optional sub-photoresist layer has a thickness in a range of about 25 nm to about 150 nm, wherein the sub-photoresist layer comprises a metal, dielectric, semiconductor, or combination thereof;
a photoresist layer secured, directly or indirectly via the optional sub-photoresist layer, to the exposed area of the glass fiber, wherein the photoresist layer comprises a negative photoresist composition or a positive photoresist composition; and
a layer of microspheres, wherein the microspheres are transparent to the photolithographic radiation and have a nominal diameter in a range of about 500 nm to about 3 ?m and are in a hexagonal closed packed configuration, and wherein the microspheres in substantially uniform contact with the photoresist layer;wherein the microsphere photolithography comprises:directing the photolithographic radiation toward the microsphere layer at an incidence having an polar angle (?) that is in a range of about ?30° to about 30° and an azimuthal angle (?) that is in a range of 0° to 360° for an exposure dosage that is in a range of about 0.1 mJ/cm2 to about 25 mJ/cm2 such that the microspheres focus the incident photolithographic radiation to produce an array of photonic jets that expose portions of the photoresist layer, wherein the exposed portions have:
locations that depend, at least in part, on the incidence;
diameters (d) that depend, at least in part, on the exposure dosage, wherein d is in a range of about 50 nm to about 750 nm;
a thicknesses of the photoresist layer; and
a periodicity that depends, at least in part, on the nominal diameter of the microspheres and the incidence, wherein the periodicity is in a range of about 0.5 ?m to about 3 ?m;
wherein the exposed portions form a repeating pattern of a 2-D shape at the surface of the photoresist layer;
developing the exposed photoresist layer to remove the exposed portions, in the case of a positive photoresist composition, or the unexposed portions, in the case of a negative photoresist composition;
forming the nanoantennas on the portion of the exposed area of the glass fiber, if the optional sub-photoresist layer is not present, or the optional sub-photoresist layer, if present, in a pattern corresponding to the removed portions of the developed photoresist layer, wherein said forming of the nanoantennas is accomplished via etching of the optional sub-photoresist layer, if present, or depositing a nanoantenna material that comprises a comprises a metal, dielectric, semiconductor, or combination; and
removing the remaining photoresist to expose the nanoantennas;thereby forming the network array of nanoantennas on the optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,989,864

OPTICAL FIBER, COATED OPTICAL FIBER, AND OPTICAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. An optical fiber comprising a glass portion,the glass portion including a core and a cladding that surrounds the core and has a refractive index lower than a refractive index of the core,
wherein the glass portion has an outer diameter having an average value and a standard deviation in the longitudinal direction, the average value being 125±0.5 ?m and a triple value of the standard deviation being greater than or equal to 0.1 ?m and less than or equal to 0.5 ?m, and
wherein the optical fiber has
an effective area that is greater than or equal to 110 ?m2 and less than or equal to 180 ?m2 at a wavelength of 1550 nm and
a cable cut-off wavelength that is less than or equal to 1530 nm.

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. 10,989,783

FALSE POSITIVE IMMUNITY IN BEACON SYSTEMS, AND RELATED SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES

Listen Technologies Corpo...

1. A device, comprising:a communication equipment configured to receive wireless signals; and
a localization unit configured to:
associate one or more locator signals and one or more confiner signals with a location of interest;
define a threshold of the location of interest responsive to the one or more confiner signals;
compare distance indications of the one or more locator signals and the one or more confiner signals;
wherein the distance indications comprise signal measurements that change in a generally increasing manner as the device draws closer to respective beacons of the one or more locator signals and the one or more confiner signals and change in a generally decreasing manner as the device draws away from the respective beacons of the one or more locator signals and the one or more confiner signals;
obtain, responsive to the comparison of the distance indications, an indication of a presence of the device outside the threshold of the location of interest or the indication of the presence of the device within the threshold of the location of interest;
suppress a location indication responsive to observing the indication of the presence of the device outside the threshold of the location of interest; and
initiate the location indication responsive to observing an indication of the presence of the device within the threshold of the location of interest.

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. 10,989,667

UV REFLECTION TESTER

Jubilee Diamond Instrumen...

1. A diamond testing device comprising:a casing, which comprises
a base unit with a cover unit being pivotably attached to the base unit, the casing provides a closed position, wherein the casing encloses a specimen testing area;
a movable specimen holder, which comprises
a specimen receiving unit being moveable attached to the base unit and being provided in the specimen testing area for receiving a diamond specimen, and
a resilient element being provided inside the base unit for pushing the specimen receiving unit to a predetermined specimen testing position;
an illumination unit, which comprises
an ultraviolet (UV) light emitting diode (LED) light source being attached to the base unit and being provided above the predetermined specimen testing position for generating UV light rays with a predetermined light intensity, the UV light rays being directed at the predetermined specimen testing position;
a light sensor unit, which comprises
an elongated detector tube being attached to the base unit, provided near the UV LED light source, and above the predetermined specimen testing position for receiving the UV light rays being reflected from the diamond specimen, and
a light detector for measuring intensity of the UV light rays from the detector tube; and
a computing processor being provided for
activating the UV LED light source,
receiving measurements from the light detector, and
sending out a result signal according to the measurements;
wherein the specimen receiving unit comprises a rotatable holder ring with a plurality of specimen receiving areas for receiving the diamond specimen.

US Pat. No. 10,989,640

METHOD FOR DEFINING THRESHOLD STRESS CURVES UTILIZED IN FATIGUE AND DAMAGE TOLERANCE ANALYSIS

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. A method for defining a threshold stress curve utilized in damage tolerance analysis, the method comprising:conducting a direct test method on a plurality of specimens with a notch to generate raw data, the notch in each of the specimens having a notch dimension, the step of conducting the direct test method comprises:
applying a cyclic load to each of the specimens in a plurality of specimens with a notch until a first crack emanating from the notch is detected, the cyclic load having a maximum load and a minimum load; and
applying a subsequent cyclic load to each of the specimens until extension of the first crack to form a second crack emanating from the first crack is detected, the subsequent cyclic load having the same maximum load but a greater minimum load;
determining a plurality of analyzed data points based upon the raw data;
determining a regression line based upon the plurality of data points, the regression line comprising an exponential portion and a power law portion; and
connecting the exponential portion and the power law portion of the regression line to form a threshold stress curve based on the regression line.

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. 10,989,339

ASSEMBLY OF A TUBE AND A FITTING BODY AND A METHOD THEREOF

1. An assembly for connecting, tubes, the assembly comprising:a tube connector assembly comprising:
a position locator having a hollow cylindrical shape and configured to be fastened to an outer surface of a tube at a predetermined depth from a first end of the tube, the position locator comprising a hole and an elastic inner projection projecting inward from an inner surface of the position locator to reduce an inner diameter of the hole such that, when the inner diameter of the hole is smaller than a diameter of an outer surface of a tube due to the elastic projection, the elastic inner projection is configured to engage with the outer surface of the tube and allow the tube to be slid through the hole in a first direction while preventing the tube from being slid in a second direction opposite the first direction along the outer surface of the tube,
the at least one ferrule configured to be coaxially positioned against a first side of the position locator, the at least one ferrule configured to engage with the outer surface of the tube when under compression, anda compression nut configured to be coaxially positioned against a second side of the position locator opposite to the first side of the position locator, such that an inner wall of the compression nut having a threaded portion surrounds the position locator and the at least one ferrule; andan assembly guide configured to position the position locator of the tube connector assembly, the assembly guide comprising a cavity portion, at least one extended portion, and a shoulder portion such that when the assembly guide is engaged with the tube connector assembly, a portion of the at least one extended portion is between the at least one ferrule and the compression nut, and when the tube is inserted into a cavity of the compression nut through the position locator until the first end of the tube abuts the shoulder portion of the assembly guide, the length from the first end of the tube to the position locator is equivalent to the predetermined depth.

US Pat. No. 10,989,279

MULTI-MODE ELECTROMECHANICAL VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

Oshkosh Corporation, Osh...

1. A drive system for a vehicle, comprising:a first gear set including a first sun gear, a first ring gear, a first plurality of planetary gears coupling the first sun gear to the first ring gear, and a first carrier rotationally supporting the first plurality of planetary gears;
a second gear set including a second sun gear, a second ring gear, a second plurality of planetary gears coupling the second sun gear to the second ring gear, and a second carrier rotationally supporting the second plurality of planetary gears, wherein the first carrier is directly coupled to the second carrier;
a first electrical machine directly coupled to the first gear set;
a second electrical machine directly coupled to the second gear set;
a connecting shaft directly coupled to the first ring gear of the first gear set;
a driveshaft configured to transport power from the first electrical machine and the second electrical machine to a tractive element of the vehicle;
a first clutch selectively rotationally coupling the first gear set and the second gear set to the driveshaft when engaged; and
at least one of:
a second clutch selectively rotationally coupling the second electrical machine to the connecting shaft when engaged; and
a third clutch selectively rotationally coupling the second gear set to the driveshaft when engaged.

US Pat. No. 10,989,260

AIR COOLING OF DISC BRAKE UNIT BY LONGITUDINAL VORTEX GENERATOR

1. A disc brake unit for a vehicle, the disc brake unit comprising:(a) a vehicle axle;
(b) a wheel, a hub and a brake rotor that are rotatable, the hub being coupled to the vehicle axle, the wheel being coupled to the hub, the brake rotor further comprising an annular friction ring and a hat, the hat outwardly connecting to the annular friction ring and inwardly being coupled to the vehicle axle;
(c) a friction member that is non-rotatable, being in frictional contact with the annular friction ring during the vehicle braking, thereby defining an annular frictional contact band on the surface of the friction ring;
(d) a vortex generating device that is disposed on the wheel, the hub or the hat, for generating longitudinal vortex in the cooling air flow that passes across at least part of the frictional contact band, the longitudinal vortex having a rotating axis substantially parallel to the primary downstream air flow direction.

US Pat. No. 10,989,254

CLUTCH SYSTEM

1. A clutch system for coupling a drive shaft of a motor vehicle engine to a transmission input shaft of a motor vehicle transmission, comprising:a friction clutch for transmitting a torque between a torque-introducing element and a torque-discharging element,
a ramp system for an axial displacement of a pressure plate of the friction clutch, wherein the ramp system has an input ramp and an output ramp, which can be turned in relation to the input ramp to change an axial extent of the ramp system,
a pilot clutch for actuating the ramp system based on a differential speed between the torque-introducing element and the torque-discharging element,
an electromagnet for a magnetic actuation of the pilot clutch,
wherein the pilot clutch is arranged between the friction clutch and the electromagnet in an axial direction and the ramp system is arranged radially on an inside thereof in relation to at least one of the pilot clutch and the friction clutch,
a supporting disk arranged to support the friction clutch, and
a fixed module carrier arranged to hold the electromagnet, wherein the supporting disk is mounted on the module carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,989,224

ROTOR WITH BALANCING FEATURES AND BALANCING METHOD

GARRETT TRANSPORTATION I ...

1. A rotor for a fluid machine comprising:a wheel that is supported for rotation about an axis of rotation, the wheel including a back wall with a front face, a back face, and an outer rim edge;
a plurality of blades that are attached to the back wall and that are spaced apart about the axis of rotation;
an inter-blade area on the back wall between neighboring ones of the plurality of blades; and
a balancing aperture that is included in the inter-blade area on the front face of the back wall at the outer rim edge, the aperture having a plurality of portions including, at least, a first portion and a second portion, the first portion having a first depth measured from the front face along the axis of rotation, the second portion having a second depth measured from the front face along the axis of rotation, and the second depth being different from the first depth;
at least one of the first portion and the second portion of the balancing aperture intersecting and defining part of the outer rim edge.

US Pat. No. 10,989,223

COATED FLANGE BOLT HOLE AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of repairing a flange bolt hole for an aviation gas turbine engine, the flange bolt hole having a surface and comprising a base material, the method comprising:reaming the flange bolt hole to remove corroded material in the flange bolt hole; and
applying a coating system to the surface of the flange bolt hole such that the coating system has a porosity of less than about 5%, wherein applying the coating system comprises:
directly applying a sacrificial coating along the surface of the base material wherein directly applying the sacrificial coating includes at least one of a slurry process, a sol-gel process, thermal spray process, or a cold spray process; and
applying a corrosion resistant layer on the sacrificial coating, the corrosion resistant layer comprising a different material than the base material and a material of the sacrificial coating, wherein applying the corrosion resistant layer includes at least one of resistance welding or friction welding a plug comprising a corrosion resistant material within the flange bolt hole and drilling a hole in the plug to reform the flange bolt hole with the corrosion resistant layer disposed on a surface of the sacrificial coating,
wherein the sacrificial coating is configured to corrode following a breach of the corrosion resistant layer in order to provide an additional barrier to the surface of the base material following such a breach.

US Pat. No. 10,989,202

BACKFEED STAGE AND RADIAL TURBO FLUID ENERGY MACHINE

1. A backfeed stage of a radial turbo fluid energy machine or a radial turbo compressor, for deflecting a flow direction of a process fluid flowing out of an impeller rotating about an axis from radially outward to radially inward, comprising:a backfeed channel which extends annularly about the axis and which has four portions adjacent in the flow direction, through which the process fluid can flow,
wherein a first portion is designed to conduct the process fluid radially outward,
wherein a second portion is designed to deflect the process fluid from radially outward to radially inward,
wherein a third portion is designed to conduct the process fluid radially inward,
wherein a fourth portion is designed to divert the process fluid in an axial direction,
wherein the third portion has first guide vanes which define flow channels of the backfeed channel relative to each other in a circumferential direction,
wherein the backfeed stage has second guide vanes which are arranged downstream of the first guide vanes and define the flow channels of the backfeed channel relative to each other in the circumferential direction,
wherein the first guide vanes are arranged exclusively in the third portion,
wherein the second guide vanes are arranged exclusively in the fourth portion,
wherein the first guide vanes and the second guide vanes are connected fixedly and immovably to a stator,
wherein an outlet edge diameter (D3) of the first guide vanes lies in a ratio to an inlet edge diameter (D2) of the first guide vanes between
0.5*D2 D2: inlet edge diameter of the first guide vanes,
D3: outlet edge diameter of the first guide vanes.

US Pat. No. 10,989,177

METALLIC MOLYBDENUM DISULFIDE NANOSHEETS-BASED ELECTROCHEMICAL ACTUATORS

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVER...

1. An actuator, comprising:a flexible substrate having a surface comprising a plurality of active regions, each of said active regions having disposed thereon an electrochemically active film comprising a plurality of 1T phase 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD) nanosheets;
said electrochemically active film imparting a first force upon the flexible substrate in response to electrochemical charging of ions in said 2D TMD nanosheets;
said electrochemically active film imparting a second force upon the flexible substrate in response to electrochemical discharging of ions in said 2D TMD nanosheets;
said first and second forces imparted to said flexible substrate each being sufficient to displace said flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,989,163

DEVICE FOR CONVERSION OF WAVE ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY AND THE PROCESS FOR ITS DEPLOYMENT AT THE EXPLOITATION LOCATION

1. A device for use in a body of water having a surface and bottom, the device adapted to convert wave energy into electrical energy, the device comprising:a support tube having a first end and a second end, the support tube having a linear axis and adapted to be oriented generally vertically when the device is in use;
a buoyant member that is in a fixed relationship with the support tube, the buoyant member adapted to be positioned under the water surface and above the bottom of the body of water when the device is in use, wherein one of the buoyant member or support tube are anchored to the bottom of the body of water;
a floating body that floats on the water surface above the buoyant member, the floating body is adapted to move linearly along the support tube toward and away from the buoyant member in response to wave action on the water surface when the device is in use;
at least one flexible element that is coupled to floating body and a linear member that is coupled to the flexible member, the linear member adapted to move along the linear axis of the support tube when the floating body is moving in response to the wave action;
a mass coupled to the linear member and adapted to move with the linear member; and
an electricity generator adapted to transform linear movement of the linear member into electricity.

US Pat. No. 10,989,147

AIR-FUEL RATIO CONTROL METHOD REFLECTING BRAKE BOOSTER INFLOW FLOW RATE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An air-fuel ratio control method reflecting a brake booster inflow flow rate, the method comprising:measuring, by a manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor, an absolute pressure of an intake manifold of a vehicle;
comparing, by a controller, the measured absolute pressure with a model pressure of the intake manifold calculated based on an intake air amount measured by an air flow sensor;
determining, by the controller, whether a deviation between the measured absolute pressure and the model pressure of the intake manifold is equal to or greater than a predetermined value;
determining, by the controller, whether the deviation is caused by a brake operation when the deviation is equal to or greater than the predetermined value;
correcting, by the controller, the intake air amount based on a rate of a brake inflow flowing into the intake manifold from a brake booster when it is determined that the deviation is caused by the brake operation;
calculating, by the controller, a cylinder intake air amount based on the corrected intake air amount; and
performing, by the controller, an air-fuel ratio control based on the calculated cylinder intake air amount.

US Pat. No. 10,989,081

BLOW-BY GAS TREATMENT DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A blow-by gas treatment device for an internal combustion engine comprising:a positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) separator configured to be fastened to the internal combustion engine with a plurality of bolts; and
a plurality of sealants configured to seal gas leakage of blow-by gas from a gap between the internal combustion engine and the PCV separator,
wherein the plurality of bolts includes at least one break head bolt and three or more unbreakable head bolts, the unbreakable head bolt being a bolt in which a bolt head is not separated even when a fastening torque corresponding to a tightening torque applied to the break head bolt is applied to the bolt head, and
wherein the break head bolt and at least two of the unbreakable head bolts are arranged linearly, the at least two of the unbreakable head bolts are provided at positions sandwiching the plurality of sealants, and the break head bolt is provided at a position sandwiched by the plurality of sealants.

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. 10,988,968

INSULATED DOOR ASSEMBLY

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A vacuum insulated door for an appliance, comprising:an outer wrapper defining an evacuation port;
an inner liner coupled to the outer wrapper and defining an insulating cavity therebetween;
a base coupled to the outer wrapper adjacent to the evacuation port;
a servicing tube having a connecting end and a servicing end, wherein the servicing tube is in fluid communication with the insulating cavity via the evacuation port, and wherein the connecting end is coupled to the base; and
a handle having first and second ends coupled to the outer wrapper and a center portion therebetween spaced-apart from the outer wrapper, wherein the first end is coupled to the outer wrapper proximate the evacuation port, and wherein the servicing tube extends along an inner surface of the handle.

US Pat. No. 10,988,923

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF MODIFYING AIR FLOW AT BUILDING STRUCTURES

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

17. An apparatus configured to actively control an air flow at one or more locations of a building structure, the apparatus comprising: an apparatus housing; and a synthetic jet actuator in the housing, the synthetic jet actuator configured to generate a first air flow at the one or more locations, wherein the first air flow is an unsteady flow, and wherein the generated first air flow controls a second air flow by an oscillatory addition of a momentum from the first air flow to the second air flow exterior to the building structure.

US Pat. No. 10,988,878

OVERLOCK SEWING MACHINE

JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO....

1. An overlock sewing machine comprising:an upper blade configured such that it can be moved between an interlock position at which it is driven in an upper-lower direction together with a rotation of a main shaft and a retraction position to which it is to be retracted downward from the interlock position;
a rod configured such that it extends in a direction that is orthogonal to an axial direction of the main shaft, and arranged such that one end portion is coupled to the main shaft by an eccentric cam, which allows the rod to be swung by a driving force applied by the main shaft;
a swing member supported by a support shaft arranged in parallel with the axial direction of the main shaft such that it can be swung, coupled to the upper blade via another member, comprising a fitting portion configured such that it can be fitted into a fitting target portion provided to the other end portion of the rod, and configured such that, when the fitting portion is fitted into the fitting target portion, the swing member is reciprocally swung accompanying a swinging of the rod according to a rotation of the main shaft, so as to drive the upper blade in the upper-lower direction when the upper blade is set to the interlock position;
an interlock switching mechanism configured to operate to switch a state to an interlock state, in which the fitting target portion is fitted into the fitting portion so as to allow the upper blade to be driven together with the main shaft, or otherwise an interlock release state, in which a fitting state between the fitting target portion and the fitting portion is released so as to release the interlock state;
a position switching mechanism configured to operate such that a position of the upper blade is switched to the retraction position or otherwise the interlock position; and
an operating shaft configured such that it can be slid between a first position and a second position to which it is to be slid from the first position in the axial direction, and such that, by turning the operating shaft, the interlock switching mechanism and the position switching mechanism are operated,
wherein the interlock switching mechanism comprises:
a rotor provided such that it can be rotated together with the operating shaft as a single unit;
an interlock switching member coupled to the fitting target portion, including an engagement portion protruding toward a rotor side, and configured to operate according to the rotation of the rotor so as to switch the state to the interlock state or otherwise the interlock release state; and
a first engagement target portion formed in the rotor such that it can be engaged with the engagement portion,
wherein, in the interlock state, upon setting the operating shaft to the first position, the engagement portion is engaged with the first engagement target portion so as to restrict the rotation of the operating shaft,
and wherein, upon sliding the operating shaft to the second position, the engagement state between the engagement portion and the first engagement target portion is released so as to enable the rotation of the operating shaft.

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. 10,988,684

ELECTROCHROMIC COMPOUND, ELECTROCHROMIC COMPOSITION, ELECTROCHROMIC ELEMENT, AND ELECTROCHROMIC DIMMING ELEMENT

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An electrochromic compound represented by formula (1):
wherein:
X1 is a carbon atom;
X2 is a carbon atom or a nitrogen atom;
R1, R2 and R3 are each independently a halogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group;
x is an integer selected from 0 through 3;
y and z are each independently an integer selected from 0 through 4, and
L1 and L2 are each independently a monovalent functional group bonded to a nitrogen atom of a pyridinium ring via a divalent hydrocarbon t residue selected from the group consisting of an alkylenyl group that may include a substituent, an alkenylenyl group that may include a substituent, and an arylenyl group that may include a substituent, in which the substituent is independently selected from the group consisting of an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group and an aryl group.

US Pat. No. 10,988,457

TLR INHIBITORS

INSILICO MEDICINE IP LIMI...

1. A method for inhibiting TLR7, TLR8, or TLR7/8 activity in a subject, the method comprising:administering to said subject a compound according to formula (I), or a stereoisomeric form or a mixture of stereoisomeric forms, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof,

wherein,
ring B is a substituted or unsubstituted monocycle containing 3-7 atoms, the monocycle being selected from a cycloalkyl, aryl, heterocyclyl or heteroaryl,
wherein the heterocyclyl or heteroaryl has from 1 to 4 heteroatoms that are independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur;
G represents a substituted or unsubstituted C0-C5 alkylene;
one of W, U, E and J represents CR-T or N-T and the rest of W, U, E and J are independently absent or independently represent CR2, NR or S;
T represents:

wherein,
Z is selected FROM —O—C(O)—, —(O)C—O—, —N—C(O)—, —(O)C—N—, —O—C(NR)—, —(NR)C—O—, —O—C(S)—, —(S)C—O—, —C(O)—, —C(O)ON—, and —N—C(O)—O—;
X represents (—CH2—)n, wherein n=1 to 24, thereby forming an alkylene chain, wherein the carbon atoms of the alkylene chain can be replaced by at least one heteroatom, wherein the heteroatoms are independently —O—, —S— or —NH—, with the proviso that each heteroatom is separated from each other heteroatom by at least one carbon atom; the alkylene chain is optionally substituted with a halogen, C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C10 alkenyl, C2-C10 alkynyl, halogenated C1-C10 alkyl, hydroxy C1-C10 alkyl, or C1-C10 alkoxy;
A is 3-8 membered cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl or heteroaryl, which is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more R groups,
R1 is one or more of, independently of each other, H, C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C10 alkenyl, C2-C10 alkynyl, halogen, halogenated C1-C10 alkyl, hydroxy C1-C10 alkyl, C1-C10 alkoxy, —CN, a 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, a 3-7 membered heterocylic ring having 1-4 heteroatoms that are independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms that are independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur;
R2 is one or more of, independently on each other, H, C1-C20 alkyl, halogenated C1-C20 alkyl, —OR, —SR, —CN, a 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, a 3-7 membered heterocylic ring having 1-4 heteroatoms that are independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms that are independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; and
each R is independently H, C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C20 alkenyl, C2-C20 alkynyl, halogenated C1-C20 alkyl, halogen, —OH, —NO2, —CN, —COOH, —CHO, —SO3H, —SO2R, —SOR, —NH2, —NHR, —NR2, —CHal3, —NHCO(C1-C10)alkyl, —CONHR, —C(O)R, —CO2R, —C(O)N(R)2, —NRC(O)R, —NRC(O)N(R)2, —NRSO2R, a 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated cycloalkyl, C3-10 aryl, a 3-7 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-4 heteroatoms that are independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a 5-6 membered heteroaryl having 1-4 heteroatoms that are independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur,
or two R groups together, if present, form a 3-8 membered saturated or unsaturated carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring which contains at least one heteroatom selected from N, S and O.

US Pat. No. 10,988,307

DISPOSABLE CAPSULE FOR DISPENSING MACHINES OF INFUSED BEVERAGES

IMPER S.P.A., Turin (IT)...

1. A disposable capsule configured for being inserted in machines for preparing a beverage, said disposable capsule comprising:i) a hollow, cup-shaped body configured to receive a measured dose of a syrup, a liquid, or a powder concentrate, said hollow cup-shaped body comprising a bottom into which a through opening is formed and a peripheral wall on whose peripheral edge a flange is formed;
ii) a cover fixed on said flange;
iii) a film applied on said bottom inside the hollow cup-shaped body so as to seal said through opening; and
iv) an insert housed in said hollow cup-shaped body, said insert comprising a circular-shaped portion and a stem which stretches out axially from the top of said circular-shaped portion;wherein the insert comprises perforation elements configured to axially move between a packaging position, wherein the stem presses against the cover deforming the cover outwards, and an opening position, wherein the stem is configured to advance axially towards the film and pierces the film by way of said perforation elements, and wherein the stem comprises an axial through cavity which defines a channel for the dispensing of the beverage, said axial through cavity comprising an inlet formed at an end of the stem located in contact with the cover of the disposable capsule and an outlet formed at the opposite end of the stem and facing the film, said inlet and said outlet being in fluid communication with each other by said axial through cavity extending from said inlet to said outlet; andwherein the circular-shaped portion of the insert has a frustoconical shape comprising a peripheral edge that rests on the bottom of the hollow cup-shaped body of the disposable capsule and a mantle, and one or more of said perforation elements that protrude axially from a concavity of the mantle and face the film that seals the bottom.

US Pat. No. 10,988,302

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR HOLDING VIALS

Accutech Packaging, Inc.,...

1. A system comprised of a plurality of vials of a fluid that consists of a biological substance for the purpose of maintaining a predetermined temperature of the biological substance over a predetermined period of time, a two piece carrier and a one piece vial rack supported by the two piece carrier, said one piece vial rack having a plurality of vial passages for accommodating the plurality of vials that contain the biological substance;wherein the one piece vial rack is comprised of like rack halves that come together to form the plurality of vial passages;
wherein each rack half forms half of each vial passage;
wherein the one piece vial rack has opposed sides and a first set of vial passages of the plurality of vial passages are formed in one of the opposed sides and a second set of vial passages of the plurality of vial passages are formed in another of the opposed sides;
wherein each vial is elongated in shape and has a length less than the length of an accommodating vial passage; and
including matching glue channels in the respective rack halves.

US Pat. No. 10,988,296

BARRIER SPOUT

Scholle IPN Corporation, ...

1. A barrier spout, comprising:a straw comprising a first straw portion and a second straw portion, with an upper opening of the straw being disposed at a first end of the first straw portion and a lower opening of the straw being disposed at a second end of the second straw portion, the first straw portion and the second straw portion meeting at a second end of the first straw portion and a first end of the second straw portion, the straw further comprising a barrier material to minimize at least one of oxygen and vapor transmission through the barrier material of the straw, wherein the first straw portion of the straw has a first inside and outside diameter and the second straw portion of the straw has a second inside and outside diameter, the first inside and outside diameter being larger than the second inside and outside diameter; and
a sealboat comprising a sealing material, with an inner surface of the sealboat contacting an outer surface of the straw forming a liquid seal between the sealboat and the straw.

US Pat. No. 10,988,268

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING OPERATIONS ON AN ENGINE

General Electric Company,...

1. A system for performing an operation on a component of an engine, the component including a first side positioned within an interior of the engine and a second side positioned within the interior of the engine, the system comprising:a first robotic arm defining a first distal end and including a first utility member positioned at the first distal end; and
a second robotic arm defining a second distal end and including a second utility member positioned at the second distal end,
wherein the first utility member is moveable to the interior of the engine to a first location operably adjacent to the first side of the component,
wherein the second utility member is moveable to the interior of the engine to a second location operably adjacent to the second side of the component,
wherein the first and second utility members cooperate with each other to perform the operation on the component of the engine, with the first utility member operating from the first location and the second utility member operating from the second location,
wherein the operation is a drilling operation,
wherein the first utility member includes a mechanical drill,
wherein the second utility member includes at least one of a container or a suction member configured to hold or suction debris from the drilling operation,
wherein the first utility member is configured to contact the first side of the component, and
wherein the second-side of the component is opposite the first side of the component.

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. 10,988,081

VEHICLE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A vehicle notification system comprising:a CPU; and
a program stored in a memory that, when executed by the CPU, causes the vehicle notification system to:
perform audio notification regarding a driving status of a vehicle that is capable of self-driving, for an occupant of the vehicle at a predetermined timing during self-driving;
receive a travel route;
set one or more representative points on the travel route;
determine whether a representative point of the one or more representative points has been passed;
output a notification indicating that the representative point of the one or more representative points has been passed in response to determination that the representative point has been passed;
determine a wakefulness level of the occupant;
halt outputting a predetermined audio notification among different types of audio notifications until it is determined that the occupant has woken up in response to determination that the occupant has fallen asleep; and
output the predetermined audio notification in response to determination that the occupant has fallen asleep and determination that the driving status of the vehicle is behind schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,988,043

VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CHARGING ELECTRIC POWER STORAGE DEVICE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A vehicle comprising:an electric power converter configured to convert electric power supplied from an external power supply;
an electric power storage device having internal resistance higher than a specified value, the electric power storage device being configured to store the electric power converted by the electric power converter; and
a control unit configured to control the electric power converter such that the electric power corresponding to command electric power is supplied from the external power supply and constant power charging of the electric power storage device is performed, wherein
the control unit is configured to
i) increase the command electric power stepwise by a specified reference amount toward target electric power,
ii) after the command electric power reaches the target electric power, reduce the command electric power each time a voltage of the electric power storage device exceeds a first threshold voltage, and
iii) stop supply of the electric power from the external power supply when the voltage of the electric power storage device reaches a second threshold voltage that is higher than the first threshold voltage, and
the specified reference amount is set such that an increased amount of the voltage of the electric power storage device at each step of increasing the command electric power is smaller than a voltage difference between the second threshold voltage and the first threshold voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,987,825

TOPOLOGICAL INSULATOR NANOTUBE DEVICE AND METHODS OF EMPLOYING THE NANOTUBE DEVICE

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A particle shooter system, comprising:a non-carbon topological insulator nanotube defining a bore extending between first and second ends thereof;
a particle shooter operably coupled with the first end of the non-carbon topological insulator nanotube, and configured to transmit a single particle through the bore of the non-carbon topological insulator nanotube; and
a positioning mechanism operably coupled with the non-carbon topological insulator nanotube and configured to aim the non-carbon topological insulator nanotube at a target disposed proximal the second end thereof, wherein the positioning mechanism comprises at least one coupling chosen from an electrostatic coupling, an electromagnetic coupling, and a piezoelectric coupling.

US Pat. No. 10,987,799

WORKPIECE PROCESSING SYSTEM

DMG MORI CO., LTD., Nara...

1. A workpiece processing system, comprising:a plurality of workpiece processing devices processing a workpiece;
a transfer robot loading and unloading the workpiece into and from each of the workpiece processing devices;
a control device controlling operation of the transfer robot; and
an operating part connected to the control device to perform a teaching operation to the transfer robot by manually operating the transfer robot,
the control device including:
an approach point setter setting in advance an approach point corresponding to each of the workpiece processing devices as a reference point for the transfer robot to start operation to the workpiece processing device;
a first program generator generating a first program defining the operation of the transfer robot from an operational zero point for the transfer robot to the approach point set by the approach point setter;
a second program generator generating a second program defining the operation of the transfer robot after the approach point based on the teaching operation performed by the operating part; and
a controller controlling the operation of the transfer robot in accordance with the first program generated by the first program generator and the second program generated by the second program generator, wherein:
each of the workpiece processing devices has a footprint set to an integral multiple of a unit size, with a smallest one of the footprints of the workpiece processing devices being designated as the unit size, and has a portion for approach point setting provided therein for setting the approach point;
the approach point setter is configured to, with a loading and unloading aperture of each of the workpiece processing devices through which the workpiece is loaded into and unloaded from the workpiece processing device by the transfer robot being designated as the portion for approach point setting of the workpiece processing device, set the approach point at a point spaced by a predetermined distance from the portion for approach point setting in a three-dimensional space; and
each of the workpiece processing devices has the loading and unloading aperture at a position commonized for the workpiece processing devices of each size, and the approach point setter is configured to set the approach point at the position commonized for the workpiece processing devices of each size.

US Pat. No. 10,987,676

HIGH EFFICIENCY CONICAL MILLS

Quadro Engineering Corp.,...

6. A screen for a mill, the screen comprising: a tapered sidewall having a wider top and a narrower bottom, the sidewall including a plurality of openings of a uniform size, the plurality of openings disposed in a plurality of rows arranged insets of rows from the top to the bottom, wherein each set of rows comprises one or more rows; each opening separated from adjacent openings by spacing distances, the spacing distances between each opening in a row being substantially equidistant to each other, the spacing distances at the top of the sidewall being less than the spacing distances at the bottom of the sidewall, wherein the spacing distances of adjacent openings of one set of rows is less than the spacing distances of adjacent openings of a successive set of rows, the successive set of rows being towards the bottom; wherein the sidewall includes a total surface area interrupted by the openings that cumulatively provide an open area percentage, and wherein the open area percentage is about 40% at the top of the sidewall, the open area percentage is about 25% at the bottom of the sidewall, and the openings disposed between the top and the bottom of the sidewall provide an open area percentage ranging from less than 40% to greater than 25%; wherein the screen is configured to receive an impeller, the impeller configured to rotate within the screen at a rotational speed; and wherein the open area percentages of the top and the bottom of the sidewall compensate for the rotational speed of the impeller to promote an even particle size distribution of a material passing through the openings of the tapered sidewall, wherein lower rotational speeds of the impeller near the bottom of the sidewall are compensated for with a lower open area percentage, and higher rotational speeds of the impeller near the top of the sidewall are compensated for with a higher open area percentage.

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. 10,987,540

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. 10,987,519

IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES AND RELATED CONNECTOR ENCLOSURE ASSEMBLIES UTILIZING CONDUCTORS ELECTRICALLY COUPLED TO FEEDTHROUGH PINS

MEDTRONIC, INC., Minneap...

1. An implantable medical device, comprising:a connector enclosure including a base plate having an aperture, the connector enclosure housing at least one electrical connector;
a can coupled to the base plate, the can housing electrical circuitry;
a filter capacitor coupled to the base plate, the filter capacitor having an aperture and having capacitor forming plates including a ground plate, the ground plate being electrically coupled to the can;
a feedthrough pin electrically coupled to the electrical connector within the connector enclosure, the feedthrough pin extending through the aperture in the base plate and the filter capacitor; and
a conductor with a first end being electrically coupled to the feedthrough pin and with a second end extending into the can and electrically coupled to the electrical circuitry, the conductor forming a first section that includes the first end, a first bend on an end of the first section opposite the first end, the conductor forming a second section that extends from the first bend to a second bend, and the conductor forming a third section that extends from the second bend to the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,987,508

MEDICAL THERAPY ARRANGEMENT FOR APPLYING AN ELECTRICAL STIMULATION TO A HUMAN OR ANIMAL SUBJECT

INERVENTIONS AB, Dandery...

1. A method for treating a patient, comprising:providing a garment worn by the patient, the garment having a first module electrically connected to a second module, the first module being provided with a first sub-control unit electrically connected to both a first electrode and a second electrode both placed at a first muscle of the patient and both a third electrode and a fourth electrode both placed at a second muscle, the first sub-control unit being electrically connected to a master unit;
the first sub-control unit receiving an instruction signal from the master unit, the master unit sending a first stimulation signal to the first sub-control unit, the first sub-control unit stimulating the first muscle with the first stimulation signal, based on instructions in the instruction signal by sending the first stimulation signal to the first electrode placed at the first muscle, the first sub-control unit stimulating the first muscle without shortening the first muscle; and
a measuring unit (U1) of the master unit determining a first current value flowing from the first electrode through the first muscle to the second electrode and sending the first current value to a central processing unit (CPU) of the master unit.

US Pat. No. 10,987,503

DISSOLVABLE MICRONEEDLES FOR SKIN TREATMENT

ALLERGAN, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A method of treating skin comprising:applying a device effective to deliver a beneficial agent to skin to a region of the skin to be treated in a manner capable of causing the first and second microneedles to penetrate the stratum corneum, the device comprising:
a substrate; and
an arrangement of microneedles projecting from the substrate, the arrangement comprising first microneedles having a first length and second microneedles having a second length different from the first length, the first and second microneedles comprising a mixture of a polymeric material and an active agent beneficial to skin, wherein the polymeric material comprises crosslinked hyaluronic acid; and
releasing the first and second microneedles below the skin surface, followed by dissolution of the first and second microneedles.

US Pat. No. 10,987,492

IMAGING GUIDEWIRE WITH PHOTOACTIVATION CAPABILITIES

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

25. A system for administering a photosensitive therapeutic agent to a subject, comprising:a guidewire, comprising:
a first optical fiber comprising a first blazed Bragg grating being at least partially reflective of a first wavelength of electromagnetic radiation,
a photoabsorptive member comprising photoacoustic material that is disposed along a first sidewall portion of the guidewire and in photocommunication with the first blazed Bragg grating and is configured to absorb the first wavelength of electromagnetic radiation and to generate acoustic energy, wherein the photoabsorptive member directs the acoustic energy laterally from the guidewire in a first direction,
a second optical fiber comprising a second blazed Bragg grating being at least partially reflective of a second wavelength of electromagnetic radiation,
a lens spaced from the photoabsorptive member and disposed along a second sidewall portion of the guidewire in proximity of the second blazed Bragg grating and in photocommunication with the second blazed Bragg grating and an exterior of the guidewire such that the lens is configured to receive the second wavelength of electromagnetic radiation from the second blazed Bragg grating and to direct the second wavelength of electromagnetic radiation laterally from the guidewire in a second direction,
a third optical fiber comprising a third blazed Bragg grating being at least partially reflective of a third wavelength, and
a photoreflective member comprising a photoreflective material different from the photoacoustic material, wherein the photoreflective material is disposed along a third sidewall portion of the guidewire in proximity to the third blazed Bragg grating and in photocommunication with the third blazed Bragg grating, wherein at least some of the photoreflective material forms a portion of the exterior of the guidewire;
a first source of the first wavelength of electromagnetic radiation optically coupled to the first optical fiber;
a second source of the second wavelength of electromagnetic radiation optically coupled to the second optical fiber; and
a controller coupled to the first source and the second source, wherein the controller is operable to:
control the first source to direct the first wavelength of electromagnetic radiation such that the photoabsorptive member generates the acoustic energy;
image a treatment site within the subject with the generated acoustic energy; and
control the second source to direct the second wavelength of electromagnetic radiation to activate the photosensitive therapeutic agent at the treatment site with the second wavelength of electromagnetic radiation, based on the imaging of the treatment site with the generated acoustic energy.

US Pat. No. 10,987,461

BLOOD TREATMENT DEVICE PRIMING DEVICES, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS

NxStage Medical, Inc., L...

1. A method of preparing a blood circuit that includes a blood treatment device, the method comprising:providing the blood treatment device that includes a semipermeable membrane separating a blood compartment from a dialysate compartment, wherein the blood compartment includes a blood inlet and a blood outlet, and the dialysate compartment includes a dialysate inlet and a dialysate outlet;
connecting a priming fluid container containing priming fluid to the blood inlet of the blood treatment device;
connecting a drain container to the blood outlet of the blood treatment device, the connecting including selecting a drain container with an internal volume that is less than a volume of the priming fluid in the priming fluid container plus an internal volume of the blood treatment device and connections between the blood treatment device and the priming fluid container and drain the container;
elevating a top of the priming fluid container above a top of the drain container to cause a flow of the priming fluid through the blood compartment of the blood treatment device into the drain container to flush and fill the blood treatment device with priming fluid while expelling air trapped in the semipermeable membrane;
during the elevating, venting air from the blood treatment device through a vent; and
halting a flow of priming fluid by permitting the flow to continue until the drain container is full or a fluid column of the priming fluid container reaches equilibrium with the fluid column of the drain container.

US Pat. No. 10,987,354

INHIBITORS OF INFLUENZA VIRUS REPLICATION AND USES THEREOF

SUNSHINE LAKE PHARMA CO.,...

1. A compound having Formula (I) or a stereoisomer, a tautomer, an N-oxide, a solvate, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,whereineach of R1, R2 and R3 is independently H, D, F, Cl, Br, CN, NO2, —C(?O)Ra, —C(?O)ORb, —C(?O)NRcRd, ORb, —NRcRd, RbO—C1-4 alkylene, RdRcN—C1-4 alkylene, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl or C2-6 alkynyl; or, R1 and R2, together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached, form a C3-6 carbocyclic ring, 5- to 6-membered heterocyclic ring, C6-10 aromatic ring or 5- to 6-membered heteroaromatic ring, and wherein each of C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-6 carbocyclic ring, 5- to 6-membered heterocyclic ring, C6-10 aromatic ring and 5- to 6-membered heteroaromatic ring is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3 or 4 substituents independently selected from D, F, Cl, Br, CN, ORb, —NRcRd, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, RbO—C1-4 alkylene or RdRcN—C1-4 alkylene;
R4 is ORb, —NRcRd, C2-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-12 carbocyclyl, C3-12 carbocyclyl-C1-4 alkylene, 3- to 12-membered heterocyclyl, (3- to 12-membered heterocyclyl)-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5- to 16-membered heteroaryl or (5- to 16-membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkylene, and wherein each of C2-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-12 carbocyclyl, C3-12 carbocyclyl-C1-4 alkylene, 3- to 12-membered heterocyclyl, (3- to 12-membered heterocyclyl)-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5- to 16-membered heteroaryl and (5- to 16-membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkylene is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 R?;
R5 is H, D, F, Cl, Br, CN, NO2, —C(?O)Ra, —C(?O)ORb, —C(?O)NRcRd, ORb, —NRcRd, RbO—C1-4 alkylene, RdRcN—C1-4 alkylene, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-12 cycloalkyl, C3-12 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, 3- to 12-membered heterocyclyl, (3- to 12-membered heterocyclyl)-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl or (5- to 10-membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkylene, and wherein each of C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-12 cycloalkyl, C3-12 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, 3- to 12-membered heterocyclyl, (3- to 12-membered heterocyclyl)-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl and (5- to 10-membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkylene is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 R?;
or, R4 and R5, together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached, form a C3-12 carbocyclic ring, 3- to 12-membered heterocyclic ring, C6-10 aromatic ring or 5- to 10-membered heteroaromatic ring, and wherein each of C3-12 carbocyclic ring, 3- to 12-membered heterocyclic ring, C6-10 aromatic ring and 5- to 10-membered heteroaromatic ring is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 R?;
each R? is independently D, F, Cl, Br, CN, NO2, ORb, —NRcRd, RbO—C1-4 alkylene, RdRcN—C1-4 alkylene, Ra—C(?O)—O—C1-4 alkylene-O—C1-4 alkylene, RbO—C(?O)—O—C1-4 alkylene —O—C1-4 alkylene, —C(?O)Ra, —C(?O)ORb, —C(?O)NRcRd, C1-12 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, (3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl)-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl or (5- to 10-membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkylene, and wherein each of C1-12 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, (3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl)-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl and (5- to 10-membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkylene is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3 or 4 substituents independently selected from D, F, Cl, Br, CN, NO2, ORb, —NRcRd, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, RbO—C1-4 alkylene or RdRcN—C1-4 alkylene;
R6 is H, D or C1-6 alkyl, and wherein C1-6 alkyl is optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3 or 4 substituents independently selected from D, F, Cl, Br, CN, NO2 or ORb;
W is C1-8 alkyl, C3-12 carbocyclyl or 3- to 12-membered heterocyclyl, and wherein each of C1-8 alkyl, C3-12 carbocyclyl and 3- to 12-membered heterocyclyl is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3 or 4 Rw;
each Rw is independently D, F, Cl, Br, CN, NO2, ?O, —C(?O)Ra, —C(?O)ORb, —C(?O)—O—C1-4 alkylene-O—C(?O)—ORb, —C(?O)NRcRd, —NReC(?O)Ra, —NReC(?O)NRcRd, —S(?O)2Rf, —S(?O)2NRe(?O)Ra, —S(?O)2NRcRd, (RbO)2P(?O)—C0-2 alkylene, ORb, RbO—C1-2 alkylene, RdRcN—C1-2 alkylene, C1-6 alkyl, 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl or 5- to 6-membered heterocyclyl, and wherein each of C1-6 alkyl, 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl and 5- to 6-membered heterocyclyl is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3 or 4 substituents independently selected from D, F, Cl, Br, CN, N3, ?O, NO2, ORb, C1-6 alkyl or C1-6 haloalkyl;
each Ra, Rb, Rc, Rd, Re and Rf is independently H, D, hydroxy, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, n-heptyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-6 carbocyclyl, C3-6 carbocyclyl-C1-4 alkylene, 3- to 12-membered heterocyclyl, (3- to 12-membered heterocyclyl)-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl or (5- to 10-membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkylene, and wherein each of C1-6 alkyl, n-heptyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-6 carbocyclyl, C3-6 carbocyclyl-C1-4 alkylene, 3- to 12-membered heterocyclyl, (3- to 12-membered heterocyclyl)-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl and (5- to 10-membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkylene is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3 or 4 substituents independently selected from D, F, Cl, CN, OH, NH2, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy or C1-6 alkylamino;
or, Rc and Rd, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl or 5- to 8-membered heteroaryl, and wherein each of 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl and 5- to 8-membered heteroaryl is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3 or 4 substituents independently selected from D, F, Cl, CN, OH, NH2, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy or C1-6 alkylamino.

US Pat. No. 10,987,264

COMBINATION RESPIRATORY THERAPY AND MATTRESS FUNCTIONALITY SYSTEM INTEGRATED INTO A PATIENT BED

HILL-ROM SERVICES PTE. LT...

1. A patient support apparatus comprising:a frame having a head section, a seat section, and a foot section,
a mattress positioned on the frame and extending across the head section, seat section, and foot section,
a respiratory therapy device coupled to the frame, the respiratory therapy device having:
a blower having an inlet and an outlet,
a patient interface,
a valve including a valve member that is rotatable through a first angular displacement in a first direction from a first position to a second position, wherein the outlet of the blower is coupled to the patient interface so that positive pressure is provided to a patient's airway via the patient interface when the valve member is in the first position, wherein the inlet of the blower is coupled to the patient interface so that negative pressure is provided to the patient's airway via the patient interface when the valve member is in the second position, and
a rotary valve coupled between a port of the respiratory therapy device and the patient interface, the rotary valve being coupled to the patient interface, a left turn bladder of the mattress, a right turn bladder of the mattress, and at least one percussion and vibration bladder of the mattress.

US Pat. No. 10,987,178

SURGICAL HUB CONTROL ARRANGEMENTS

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A surgical hub for use with a surgical system in a surgical procedure performed in an operating room, wherein the surgical hub comprises:non-contact sensors; and
a control circuit configured to:
determine bounds of the operating room based on measurements performed by the non-contact sensors;
detect another surgical hub located within the bounds of the operating room; and
establish a control arrangement with the detected another surgical hub located within the bounds of the operating room.

US Pat. No. 10,987,161

USER INTERFACE AND LOCK FEATURES FOR POSITIONING MULTIPLE COMPONENTS WITHIN A BODY

1. An apparatus for slidably moving multiple features relative to a sheath inserted into a body and positioned relative to a reference point, the device comprising:a primary electrode;
a secondary electrode;
a primary actuator configured to move the primary electrode in a first direction and in a second direction opposite to the first direction;
a secondary actuator configured to move the secondary electrode in the first direction and the second direction; and
a control mechanism configured to selectively mechanically engage the first actuator and the second actuator to:
upon the first actuator being moved into at least one first position,
movement of the secondary actuator in either of the first direction
and the secondary direction is automatically blocked by
engagement of the control mechanism with the primary actuator;
upon the second actuator being moved into at least one second position,
movement of the primary actuator in either of the first direction
and the secondary direction is automatically blocked by
engagement of the control mechanism with the secondary actuator; and
lock positions of the primary actuator and the secondary actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,987,160

VESSEL SEALING INSTRUMENT WITH CUTTING MECHANISM

Covidien AG, Neuhausen a...

1. A surgical instrument, comprising:a housing having a shaft attached thereto;
a first jaw member operably coupled to a distal end of the shaft and movable between a first position wherein the first jaw member is disposed at an angle relative to the shaft to a second position wherein the first jaw member substantially aligns with the shaft, the first jaw member including an electrically-conductive portion defining first and second substantially coplanar exposed surfaces separated by an insulator disposed between and protruding beyond the first and second substantially coplanar exposed surfaces of the electrically-conductive portion; and
a cutting element in vertical opposition to the insulator in the second position of the first jaw member, the cutting element configured to cooperatively engage tissue in conjunction with the insulator when the first jaw member is moved to the second position, the cutting element adapted to connect to an energy source and including a geometry configured to facilitate cutting tissue engaged between the cutting element and the insulator upon activation of the cutting element,
wherein the first and second substantially coplanar exposed surfaces face the cutting element, and wherein the insulator protrudes beyond the first and second substantially coplanar exposed surfaces towards the cutting element.

US Pat. No. 10,987,110

SURGICAL INSTRUMENTATION AND METHODS OF USE FOR IMPLANTING A PROSTHESIS

Encore Medical, LP, Aust...

1. A spacer guide comprising:a central body extending between a first end and a second end, the central body having a first width at the second end;
an extension arm extending from the second end of the central body; and
a plurality of projections disposed on a first surface of the extension arm,
wherein the extension arm has a second width parallel to the first width and measured across the extension arm at one of the plurality of projections, the second width narrower than the first width,
wherein the central body includes a first edge extending between the first end and the second end, the first edge further extending from the second end along a length of the extension arm such that the first edge extends continuously from the first end to an end of the extension arm remote from the second end, and
wherein the first edge is flat along the central body and convex along the extension arm.

US Pat. No. 10,987,040

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING ANALYTE SENSOR DATA

DexCom, Inc., San Diego,...

1. A method for processing sensor data of a continuous analyte sensor implanted within a body, comprising:initializing the sensor, wherein the initializing includes engaging electronics associated with the sensor with a housing, wherein the engagement of the electronics with the housing is detected and initialization commences upon detection of the engagement;
applying a first time-dependent algorithmic functions to data associated with the sensor during a first interval based on a first elapsed time since the sensor was implanted;
applying a second time-dependent algorithmic function to data associated with the sensor during a second interval after the first interval based on a second elapsed time since the sensor was implanted;
determing a conversion function of the sensor based at least in part on the first time-dependent algorithmic function and at least in part on the second time-dependent algorithmic functions; and
determining whether the sensor has been previously used by:
applying a stimulus signal to the sensor;
measuring a response to the stimulus signal;
determining an impedance value associated with the sensor based on the response to the stimulus signal, wherein the impedance value is a change in impedance of the sensor over time; and
comparing the determined impedance value of the sensor with one or more previously stored values, wherein the one or more previously stored values comprise a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,987,025

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A RESPIRATORY SENSOR

General Electric Company,...

1. A respiratory monitoring system comprising:a respiratory sensor configured to be positioned within an airflow path of a patient;
a transmission circuit communicatively coupled to the respiratory sensor, wherein the transmission circuit is configured to transmit an excitation signal to the respiratory sensor, the respiratory sensor is configured to generate a response based on the excitation signal, and the response generated by the respiratory sensor is indicative of respiration of the patient, wherein the respiratory sensor includes a communication circuit configured to be communicatively coupled to the transmission circuit using a communication channel within a body of the patient, the communication circuit and the transmission circuit configured to be in contact with the body; and
a controller circuit operably coupled to the transmission circuit and configured to identify temperature peaks using the response generated by the respiratory sensor, and to determine a respiratory rate of the patient using the temperature peaks.

US Pat. No. 10,987,018

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING BODY IMPEDANCE

VITAL CONNECT, INC., San...

1. A method for determining a bio-impedance of a user, comprising:measuring a first voltage across a first impedance after performing a first mixing operation using a clock signal or sine wave;
measuring a second voltage across the first impedance after performing a second mixing operation using a 90-degree phase shifted clock signal or cosine wave;
measuring a third voltage at an output after performing a third mixing operation using the clock signal or sine wave;
measuring a fourth voltage at the output after performing a fourth mixing operation using the 90-degree phase shifted clock signal or cosine wave; and
processing the measured first through fourth voltages and the first impedance to at determine a bio-impedance.

US Pat. No. 10,986,863

FILTER MATERIAL FOR A FILTER ELEMENT OF A SMOKING ARTICLE, AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEM AND METHOD

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Com...

1. A method for forming a filter element for a smoking article, the method comprising:receiving a mixed fiber bundle comprising a first plurality of cellulose acetate fibers and a second plurality of biodegradable fibers,
wherein one or both of the first plurality of cellulose acetate fibers and the second plurality of biodegradable fibers are in the form of continuous filaments;
processing the mixed fiber bundle to provide a plasticized filter rod suitable for incorporation into a smoking article,
wherein the mixed fiber bundle comprises at least 50% by weight of the first plurality of cellulose acetate fibers and at least 25% by weight of the second plurality of biodegradable fibers, and wherein the filter rod has a hardness of at least 90%,
wherein the longitudinal axes of the first plurality of cellulose acetate fibers and the second plurality of biodegradable fibers in the mixed fiber bundle are disposed substantially parallel to each other,
wherein the filter rod exhibits a biodegradation rate faster than that of a conventional cellulose acetate filter element comprising cellulose acetate filter tow, and
wherein the second plurality of biodegradable fibers are rayon fibers.
US Pat. No. 10,987,411

TREATMENT OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE USING BOTULINUM TOXIN

PENLAND FOUNDATION, Beau...

11. A method for treating COPD in a patient in need thereof, comprising administering botulinum toxin to the patient, thereby treating COPD, wherein administering for an adult comprises, by subcutaneous or intradermal injection, 2-4 units to and/or around the vicinity of a trigeminal nerve, 2-4 units to and/or around the vicinity of a cervical nerve, lateral to the patient's spine, 2-4 units to and/or around the vicinity of a thoracic nerve, lateral to the patient's spine, 2-4 units to and/or around the vicinity of a lumbar nerve, lateral to the patient's spine, and/or 2-4 units to and/or around the vicinity of a sacral nerve, lateral to the patient's spine, wherein a maximum total dosage of the botulinum toxin is 150 units.
US Pat. No. 10,988,301

ACTIVE COMPOUND FORMULATION PACKAGE AND ITS SUBSEQUENT RELEASE FOR USE ON PLANT AND PLANT PARTS

AGROFRESH INC., Philadel...

1. An aerosol, comprising:an encapsulated 1-MCP;
a non-encapsulated 1-MCP;
and at least one polyol liquid medium, or a hydrogel medium, or a combination of polyol and hydrogel medium,
wherein particles of the encapsulated 1-MCP are dispersed or mixed in the medium; and
at least one propellant.
US Pat. No. 10,988,834

CR—FE—MN—NI—V-BASED HIGH-ENTROPY ALLOY

POSTECH ACADEMY-INDUSTRY ...

1. A high-entropy alloy consisting of: Cr: 3-18 at%; Fe: 3-60 at%; Mn: 3-40 at%; Ni: 20-80 at%; V: 3-12 at%; and unavoidable impurities, wherein the ratio of the V content to the Ni content (V/Ni) is 0.5 or less, and the alloy is a single phase of a face centered cubic structure.
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. 10,988,615

POLYAMIDE RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED ARTICLE

MITSUBISHI ENGINEERING-PL...

1. A polyamide resin composition comprising:(A) polyamide resin,
(B) polyolefin wax,
(C) at least one metal salt selected from CaCO3 and/or BaCO3, and
glass fiber,
the (A) polyamide resin containing (a-1) a polyamide resin that comprises a structural unit derived from diamine and a structural unit derived from dicarboxylic acid, 70 mol % or more of the structural unit derived from diamine being derived from at least either meta-xylylenediamine or para-xylylenediamine, and 70 mol % or more of the structural unit derived from dicarboxylic acid being derived from a straight chain aliphatic ?, ?-dicarboxylic acid having 4 to 20 carbon atoms, and
50 mol % or more of the structural unit derived from diamine being derived from meta-xylylenediamine;
the (B) polyolefin wax being contained in an amount of 4 parts by mass or above and 25 parts by mass or below, per 100 parts by mass of the (A) polyamide resin; and
the mass ratio of the glass fiber and the metal salt is 86:11 to 157:5.
US Pat. No. 10,987,340

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR RAPIDLY INDUCING AN ENDOGENOUS KETOSIS

1. A composition for rapidly inducing a state of endogenous ketosis when the composition is accompanied with carbohydrate restriction in a maximum dosage of about 20 grams per day by a user, the composition comprising of:about 26.66-28.57 percent by mass of alpha lipoic acid;
about 0.01-0.02 percent by mass of chromium picolinate;
about 47.61-49.99 percent by mass of L-arginine;
about 23.33-23.81 percent by mass of calcium carbonate; and,
wherein the composition further comprises zero percent by mass of ketones, zero percent by mass of beta-hydroxybutyrate, and zero percent by mass of carbohydrate.
US Pat. No. 10,988,659

LAYERED DOUBLE HYDROXIDES FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING FLUIDS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of drilling a subterranean well, the method comprising:operating a drill in a wellbore in the presence of an oil-based drilling fluid under high-pressure high-temperature conditions comprising a wellbore pressure greater than 10,000 psi and a wellbore temperature greater than 300° F., the oil-based drilling fluid comprising:
from 14 wt. % to 16 wt. % base oil continuous phase, based on the total weight of the oil-based drilling fluid, wherein the base oil continuous phase comprises a base oil;
from 0.75 wt. % to 2 wt. % emulsifier, based on the total weight of the oil-based drilling fluid;
from 0.2 wt. % to 0.6 wt. % wetting agent, based on the total weight of the oil-based drilling fluid;
from 0.6 wt. % to 0.8 wt. % pH adjuster, based on the total weight of the oil-based drilling fluid;
from 2 wt. % to 5 wt. % aqueous dispersed phase, based on the total weight of the oil-based drilling fluid;
from 0.1 wt. % to 0.5 wt. % rheology modifier comprising a modified magnesium/aluminum carbonate layered-double hydroxide (Mg/Al—CO3 LDH) compound, based on the total weight of the oil-based drilling fluid; and
from 70 wt. % to 80 wt. % weighting material based on the total weight of the oil-based drilling fluid.
US Pat. No. 10,988,404

ULTRAVIOLET-SHIELDING GLASS SHEET AND VEHICLE WINDOW PANE USING THE GLASS SHEET

NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPAN...

1. An ultraviolet-shielding glass sheet, having:a thickness of 1 to 5 mm;
an ultraviolet transmittance (Tuv 380) as determined according to ISO 9050:1990 of 1.5% or less,
an ultraviolet transmittance (Tuv 400) as determined according to ISO 13837:2008 convention A of 2.5% or less,
a visible transmittance (YA) as measured using CIE standard illuminant A according to JIS R 3106:1998 of 5 to 40%, and
a solar transmittance (TG) as determined according to JIS R 3106:1998 of 5 to 45%,
the ultraviolet-shielding glass sheet comprising a glass composition, wherein
the glass composition comprises a base composition comprising:
65 to 71 wt % SiO2;
0 to 5 wt % B2O3;
1.0 to 5 wt % Al2O3;
0 to 20 wt % MgO;
0 to 20 wt % CaO;
10 to 20 wt % Na2O;
0.5 to 5 wt % K2O; and
0.05 to 0.5 wt % SO3,
the glass composition has a RO content of 5 wt % or more, wherein the RO content is the total content of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO,
the glass composition comprises, as coloring components:
1.0 to 5.0 wt % T-Fe2O3 representing total iron oxide calculated as Fe2O3;
1.0 to 5.0 wt % TiO2; and
50 to 600 wt. ppm cobalt oxide calculated as CoO,
the glass composition has a FeO ratio of 5 to 40%, the FeO ratio representing a weight ratio of FeO calculated as Fe2O3 to the T-Fe2O3, and
the glass composition satisfies 2×[T-Fe2O3]+[TiO2]?7.0 wherein [T-Fe2O3] represents the content of the T-Fe2O3 in terms of wt % and [TiO2] represents the content of the TiO2 in terms of wt %.
US Pat. No. 10,987,382

SOLANUM DUBIUM SEEDS AND HONEY (EXTRACTED FROM BEE HIVES IN ACACIA TREE POPULATED AREA) COMBINATION FOR TREATMENT OF ASTHMA AND BRONCHIAL ASTHMA

1. A composition consisting essentially of an effective amount of an orally administrable mixture of honey derived from the flowers of Acacia nilotica and seed powder of the species Solanum dubium of the Solanaceae family, wherein the honey to seed powder ratio is 500 g of honey to 2 g of seed powder.
US Pat. No. 10,988,419

BINDERS FOR THE GRANULATION OF FERTILIZERS

Dead Sea Works Ltd., Bee...

8. A process for the production of a fertilizer granule comprising:Mixing potash with a geopolymer binder to provide a fertilizer mix;
Wetting the fertilizer mix with water; and
Using wet granulation to form stable fertilizer granules, wherein all of said potash in said granule consists of 100% w/w potash dust.
US Pat. No. 10,987,400

METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF GLAUCOMA AND AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION BY A PEPTIDE D-TRP-AIB

RAMOT AT TEL-AVIV UNIVERS...

1. A method of treating an optical condition associated with ?-amyloid (A?) toxicity, said optical condition being glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the method comprising the step of administering to a human, a composition comprising a peptide D-Trp-Aib (SEQ ID NO: 30), wherein said composition is administered(a) orally, wherein the composition is formulated in the form of tablets, capsules, or liquid formulations;
(b) parenterally, wherein the composition is formulated in the form of intraocular, intravenous, or subcutaneous direct injections; or
(c) topically to the eye, wherein the composition is formulated in the form of an eye cream or an intraocular depot formulation;wherein said administration inhibits A? formation and/or the occurrence of said A? toxicity in the eye of said human with glaucoma or AMD, and wherein said administration is effective for alleviation of the condition.

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. 10,993,322

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. 10,993,289

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. 10,993,230

TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVAL (TTI) BUNDLING FOR PHYSICAL DOWNLINK SHARED CHANNEL (PDSCH)

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:identifying a transmit time interval (TTI) bundle comprising a subset of subframes from a set of subframes for transmission on a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), wherein the subset of subframes is for one type of PDSCH transmission only;
receiving signaling comprising an indication of the subset of subframes; and
receiving the one type of PDSCH transmission in the subset of subframes based at least in part on the indication.

US Pat. No. 10,993,211

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION AND DATA AND RECEIVING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits, to a terminal, downlink control information on one or more consecutive control channel elements (CCEs) in a search space, and transmits, to the terminal, downlink data on a downlink resource that is indicated by the downlink control information, the search space being formed of a plurality of CCEs that include the one or more consecutive CCEs, and the plurality of CCEs starting on a CCE that is determined from both a number of the one or more consecutive CCEs, and a total number of CCEs configured in a subframe; and
a receiver, which, in operation, receives uplink control information that is transmitted from the terminal on an uplink resource, which is associated with a CCE index of a first CCE of the one or more consecutive CCEs.

US Pat. No. 10,993,185

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION IN PORTABLE TERMINAL

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a memory;
a first sensor and a second sensor for sensing motion of the electronic device;
a first processor; and
a second processor configured to, while the first processor is in a sleep state:
continually obtain, through the first sensor and the second sensor, motion information related to the motion of the electronic device,
determine whether the obtained motion information is greater than a threshold while continually obtaining the motion information,
based on determining that the obtained motion information is greater than the threshold, identify that the electronic device is in a moving state and control to cause the motion information to be stored in the memory for processing by the first processor,
based on determining that the obtained motion information is not greater than the threshold, identify that the electronic device is in a stationary state and control to cause the motion information not to be stored in the memory, and
control to send a notification to the first processor in the sleep state,
wherein the first processor is configured to:
retrieve the motion information from the memory based on the notification,
after transitioning from the sleep state to a wake-up state, control to process at least a portion of the retrieved motion information, wherein the retrieved motion information is stored in the memory based on the motion information being greater than the threshold, and
control to provide, based on the processing of the at least the portion of the retrieved motion information, activity information to a user of the electronic device via the electronic device, the activity information being associated with the user of the electronic device, and corresponding to an activity distinct from an activity that causes the first processor to transit from the sleep state to the wake-up state,
wherein the activity information is associated with a movement pattern of the user, identified based on the retrieved motion information,
wherein, based on determining that the obtained motion information is greater than the threshold, at least one of location information, speed information, or time information is stored together with the motion information in the electronic device, and
wherein the motion information comprises acceleration information.

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. 10,993,141

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING SIDELINK AND UPLINK HARQ-ACK FEEDBACK IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method of a first device, in Sidelink network scheduling mode, configured with a second set of slot offsets by a network, wherein each value in the second set of slot offsets indicates a slot offset from a slot for receiving sidelink hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (SL HARQ-ACK) feedback corresponding to a sidelink transmission to a slot for transmitting to the network at least one SL HARQ-ACK that is at least one of set, derived or determined, the method comprising:receiving, from the network, a second Downlink Control Information (DCI) scheduling a sidelink resource;
performing a sidelink transmission, to a second device, on the sidelink resource;
monitoring or receiving a SL HARQ-ACK feedback from the second device in a fourth slot, wherein the SL HARQ-ACK feedback is associated with the sidelink transmission to the second device; and
deriving, based on the fourth slot and a second slot offset value indicated by the second DCI, a third slot for transmitting a SL HARQ-ACK to the network, wherein the second set of slot offsets comprises the second slot offset value, and wherein the SL HARQ-ACK is at least one of set, derived or determined based on the received SL HARQ-ACK feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,993,020

SPEAKER MODULE FOR MOBILE DEVICE AND MOBILE DEVICE HAVING DUCT RADIATION STRUCTURE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A mobile communication device comprising:a speaker module; and
a body of the mobile communication device to which the speaker module is fastened,
wherein the speaker module comprises:
a first body portion including a recess formed in at least one part of the first body portion,
a speaker disposed in the recess such that a sound outputting side of the speaker is exposed, and
a second body portion coupled to the first body portion on which the speaker is disposed,
wherein the first body portion and the second body portion form a passage configured to block sound output from the speaker disposed in the recess from propagating in a first body portion direction and a second body portion direction, and to propagate sideways along the passage in an opening direction formed at an end of the passage, the opening being tilted relative to a direction of the passage, and
wherein the opening is configured to pass sound output from the sound outputting side to an exterior of the speaker module.

US Pat. No. 10,992,992

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECONCILING PLAYBACK USING PROGRESS POINT INFORMATION

ROVl GUIDES, INC., San J...

1. A method for determining a resumption point for content playback, the method comprising:retrieving progress point information, wherein the progress point information identifies a first content item, a first content provider from which the first content item was previously consumed by a user, and a timestamp indicating the user's playback progress of the first content item;
determining a first segment from the first content item based on the timestamp indicating the user's playback progress in the first content item, wherein the first segment comprises a playback identifier;
determining a fingerprint for the first content item;
receiving a user selection to playback a second content item from a second content provider, wherein the second content item is correlated with the fingerprint for the first content item;
identifying a second segment from the second content item, wherein the second segment is identified based on a match with the playback identifier of first segment from the first content item; and
generating, for display, the second content item starting at a point in the second segment.

US Pat. No. 10,992,991

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO SEGMENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH MUSICAL REPRESENTATION

1. A method for an instructional video, the method comprising:accessing a source video from a remote location, the remote location being a website or a storage device designated to host a plurality of videos;
displaying a part of the source video on a display of a computing device being used by a user;
creating by the user a tag file including a uniform resource locator (URL) to the source video and a plurality of tags, at least one of the tags being defined by the user to correspond to a video portion of the source video to be associated with one or more music notes in a music representation, wherein the video portion is played back to show how the one or more music notes are played whenever an area containing the one or more music notes in the music representation is activated, the tag file is maintained remotely with respect to the source video and video data representing the source video is never modified while video portions in the source video are segmented via the tag file to define pieces of the music representation, each containing the one or more notes;
displaying a tracking bar in the music representation to synchronize a progress of Playing back a corresponding video portion with the one or more notes in the music representation;
displaying further an indicator to indicate which notes in the music representation are being played in the corresponding video portion, wherein the indicator moves nonlinearly to appear synchronized with some of the notes placed unevenly between each other; and
wherein the tag file is shared from the user without the video data enclosed to allow other users to view the source video segmented with the tags in the music representation.

US Pat. No. 10,992,990

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MENU PLACEMENT ON A MEDIA PLAYBACK DEVICE

TIVO SOLUTIONS INC., San...

1. A method comprising:receiving user input at a multimedia device to pause playback of a content stream;
at the multimedia device, pausing playback of the content stream at a particular point within the content stream in response to receiving the user input; and
in response to receiving the user input and while playback of the content stream is paused at the particular point:
detecting a chronological point that is associated with a particular information item based on metadata in the content stream;
identifying a particular period of time, wherein the particular period of time:
(a) begins a specified period of time before the chronological point, and (b) ends the specified period of time after the chronological point;
determining that the particular point where the content stream was paused is within the particular period of time; and
responsive to the determining that the particular point where the content stream was paused is within the particular period of time:
overlaying a menu upon the paused content stream; and
displaying the particular information item within the menu.

US Pat. No. 10,992,989

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STREAMING VIDEO EDITS

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system that streams video edits, the system comprising: one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:transmit at least a portion of capture information characterizing video content to a computing device prior to transmission of the video content to the computing device, the transmitted capture information enabling the computing device to positively identify one or more undesirable portions of the video content without the video content while not enabling the computing device to positively identify one or more desirable portions of the video content, wherein the transmitted capture information that enables positive identification of the one or more undesirable portions of the video content while not enabling positive identification of the one or more desirable portions of the video content includes average color information defining average colors of visuals captured within the video content, the computing device identifying the one or more undesirable portions of the video content based on the transmitted capture information and identifying one or more potentially desirable portions of the video content to include an inverse of the one or more undesirable portions of the video content;
receive the identification of the one or more potentially desirable portions of the video content from the computing device; and
responsive to the reception of the identification, stream one or more portions of video information defining at least some of the one or more potentially desirable portions of the video content to the computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,992,988

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND INTELLIGENT TERMINAL FOR DISTRIBUTING RANDOM DATA

BEIJING DAJIA INTERNET IN...

8. A system for distributing random data, comprising:one or more processors and a memory, wherein the memory is configured to store application programs. and the processors are configured to read and execute the programs in the memory to:
obtain a user instruction to be executed;
generate data to be shared based on the user instruction, wherein the data to be shared is conditioned on a delay;
detect whether an ended condition of the delay is fulfilled;
receive a first request for accessing the data to be shared in response to that the ended condition is fulfilled;
obtain an audience number of online audiences at the current moment based on the user instruction;
calculate one or more pre-selected data traffics corresponding to the audience number based on the audience number;
place the pre-selected data traffics at a preset position of a container for user to select;
count online durations of online audiences;
compare the online durations with a preset first time threshold; and
authorize data permissions of the audiences for accessing the data to be shared in response to that the online duration is greater than or equal to the preset first time threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,992,975

TECHNIQUES FOR SHORT BUFFER ADAPTIVE BITRATE STREAMING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:identifying, by a user device, that streamed content has been selected for playback at the user device, the streamed content being presented for playback at the user device;
identifying, by the user device, a current state of playback of the streamed content;
in response to identifying that the current state is a transient state, obtaining, by the user device, a first fullness value corresponding to a virtual buffer, the virtual buffer being different from a playback buffer utilized for the playback of the streamed content, the playback buffer having a second fullness value;
identifying, by the user device, that a streamed content fragment is to be requested from a source of the streamed content;
selecting, by the user device, a bitrate from a plurality of bitrates based at least in part on the first fullness value corresponding to the virtual buffer;
requesting, by the user device, that subsequent content fragments provided by the source are associated with the selected bitrate;
while the subsequent content fragments are received, tracking, by the user device, the first fullness value corresponding to the virtual buffer and the second fullness value corresponding to the playback buffer;
determining, by the user device, that the second fullness value corresponding to the playback buffer exceeds the first fullness value corresponding to the virtual buffer; and
requesting, by the user device, additional content fragments for the playback based at least in part on subsequent bitrate selections determined from the second fullness value corresponding to the playback buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,992,959

DATA PROCESSING APPARATUSES, METHODS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA

V-NOVA INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. Apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
non-transitory system memory having stored thereon computer-executable instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform the following:
obtain a first plurality of residual elements useable to reconstruct a first part of a first representation of a signal at a relatively high level of quality using a first part of a second representation of the signal at the relatively high level of quality, the first part of the second representation being derivable from a first set of one or more signal elements in a representation of the signal at a relatively low level of quality;
obtain a second plurality of residual elements useable to reconstruct a second, different part of the first representation of the signal using a second, different part of the second representation of the signal, the second part of the second representation being derivable from a second, different set of one or more signal elements in the representation of the signal at the relatively low level of quality; and
perform at least one transformation operation involving at least one residual element in the first plurality of residual elements and at least one residual element in the second plurality of residual elements to generate at least one correlation element, the at least one correlation element being dependent on an extent of correlation between the at least one residual element in the first plurality of residual elements and the at least one residual element in the second plurality of residual elements,
wherein the apparatus is configured to perform the at least one transformation operation prior to the at least one correlation element being encoded, and
the apparatus being configured to perform the at least one transformation operation by:
performing a transformation involving the first plurality of residual elements to generate a first set of correlation elements, at least one correlation element in the first set of correlation elements being dependent on an extent of correlation between at least some of the first plurality of residual elements; and
performing a transformation involving the second plurality of residual elements to generate a second set of correlation elements, at least one correlation element in the second set of correlation elements being dependent on an extent of correlation between at least some of the second plurality of residual elements.

US Pat. No. 10,992,952

INTERACTION OF ASYMMETRIC WEIGHTED MERGES AND OTHER CODING TOOLS

BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK...

1. A method for coding video data, comprising:constructing a merge motion candidate list for a current video block;
determining a merge candidate from the merge motion candidate list; and
disabling at least one coding tool, when the merge candidate is an asymmetric bi-predictive merge candidate;
wherein different weights indicated by the asymmetric bi-predictive merge candidate are applied to a first prediction block and a second prediction block of the current video block to acquire a final prediction block,
wherein the at least one coding tool includes a decoder-side motion vector refinement (DMVR).

US Pat. No. 10,992,949

METHOD OF PERFORMING MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION, AND APPARATUS THEREOF

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A decoding method for decoding a current block of a picture from an encoded bitstream, the decoding method comprising:deriving a candidate for a motion vector predictor to decode a current motion vector of the current block, from a first motion vector of a first block which is (i) a neighboring block that is included in a current picture including the current block and is adjacent to the current block or (ii) a co-located block included in a picture identified by a flag in a slice header;
adding the derived candidate to a candidate list; and
deriving at least one motion vector predictor based on a candidate selected from the candidate list,
wherein the deriving of the candidate includes determining whether to derive the candidate from the first motion vector, based on a type of a current reference picture and a type of a first reference picture, the current reference picture being referred to from the current block using the current motion vector, and the first reference picture being referred to from the first block using the first motion vector,
each of the type of the current reference picture and the type of the first reference picture is one of a long term reference picture and a short term reference picture, and
in the determining, (i) the candidate is determined to be derived from the first motion vector when the type of the current reference picture and the type of the first reference picture are the same, and (ii) the candidate is derived, from the candidate list which includes one or more candidates, by using a motion vector other than the first motion vector when the type of the current reference picture and the type of the first reference picture are different.

US Pat. No. 10,992,925

3D SPECTACLE LENS AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, AND 3D GLASSES AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A three-dimensional (3D) spectacle lens, comprising:a first substrate and a second substrate arranged opposite to each other;
a guest-host liquid crystal layer arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate, the guest-host liquid crystal layer comprising liquid crystal molecules and dichroic dye molecules; and
an electrode structure arranged between the guest-host liquid crystal layer and the second substrate,
wherein the electrode structure comprises a first electrode and a second electrode insulated from each other, and the first electrode and the second electrode are located on a same side of the guest-host liquid crystal layer, wherein the first electrode and the second electrode are arranged in different layers, an insulating layer is arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode, and the first electrode is a comb-like electrode and the second electrode is a planar electrode, and wherein the first electrode includes a plurality of first sub-electrodes spaced from each other, and orthographic projections of the first sub-electrodes on the second substrate are all located inside an orthographic projection of the second electrode on the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,992,866

ADAPTIVE MODES OF OPERATION BASED ON USER INTENTION OR ACTIVITY

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A method for stabilizing an imaging device with an image stabilization device, comprising:setting a setpoint of the imaging device to a default setpoint, the setpoint corresponding to an orientation of the imaging device;
stabilizing the imaging device with the image stabilization device according to the default setpoint;
determining whether a flip condition exists;
in response to determining that the flip condition exists, stopping operation of the image stabilization device so that the default setpoint is no longer maintained and the imaging device is not stabilized; and
in response to determining that the flip condition does not exist, maintaining the default setpoint to stabilize the imaging device.

US Pat. No. 10,992,855

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a casing comprising an image pickup section that picks up an image of a subject;
a display device held on the casing at a holding position and including a plurality of display sections each of which is capable of independently displaying an image; and
at least one processor or circuit configured to perform the operations of the following unit:
a control unit configured to control display on the display device,
wherein the display device is configured such that an angle formed between each adjacent ones of the display sections is variable,
wherein the plurality of display sections include (1) a first display section farthest from the holding position and (2) a second display section including (a) a display section held on the casing at the holding position and (b) at least one display section making a variable angle with respect to the casing,
wherein possible states of the display device include a first state in which all of angles each formed between adjacent ones of the plurality of display sections are larger than a first angle, a second state in which all of the angles each formed between the adjacent ones of the plurality of display sections are smaller than a second angle which is smaller than the first angle, and a third state in which the display device is neither in the first state nor in the second state,
wherein the first display section is connected to the casing via the at least one display section of the second display section,
wherein when the display device is in the first state, the control unit causes an image to be displayed on the first display section and the second display section, and
wherein in a state where the display device is changed from the first state to the third state, the control unit causes an image to be displayed on the first display section and no image to be displayed on the second display section.

US Pat. No. 10,992,854

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image processing method comprising:correcting a magnification in a plurality of images captured at a plurality of different focus positions;
aligning the plurality of images having the corrected magnification;
calculating a change in hues and/or a change in luminances among the plurality of aligned images;
correcting a color blur caused by chromatic aberration of an imaging optical system in the plurality of aligned images based on the calculating result; and
combining the plurality of images having the corrected color blur,
wherein the magnification is corrected by using first correction data stored in a memory, the first correction data being calculated so that a reference magnification of a reference image selected among the plurality of images coincides with the magnification of an image other than the reference image.

US Pat. No. 10,992,851

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, WITH IMAGE PROCESSING BASED ON IMAGE PROCESSING CONDITION AND INFORMATION EQUIVALENT TO DISTANCE FROM FOCAL PLANE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:an obtaining unit configured to obtain (1) an image processing condition for performing image processing to image data of an input photographic image, the image processing condition being set based on an output characteristic of an output apparatus, and (2) information equivalent to a distance from a focal plane in the input photographic image; and
an image processing unit configured to perform image processing to the image data based on the image processing condition and the information obtained by the obtaining unit,
wherein in the image processing by the image processing unit, a degree at which sharpness of an image output from the output apparatus when the distance from the focal plane that corresponds to the information is a first distance is controlled is higher than a degree at which the sharpness of the image output from the output apparatus when the distance from the focal plane that corresponds to the information is a second distance longer than the first distance is controlled, and
wherein the obtaining unit and the image processing unit are implemented by one or more processors.

US Pat. No. 10,992,849

PIPE INSPECTION SYSTEMS WITH SELF-GROUNDING PORTABLE CAMERA CONTROLLERS

SEESCAN, INC., San Diego...

1. A camera controller for video inspection, comprising:a base assembly to mechanically couple the camera controller to a hidden or buried pipe inspection system that includes a video push-cable and a camera head coupled to the video push cable;
a user interface panel disposed on or within the base assembly;
an electronics module electrically coupled to the user interface panel including programmable electronic circuitry for:
receiving control input signals from the user interface panel upon a user actuation and providing, responsive to the received input signals, control data to the pipe inspection system camera head to control video capture operation; and
receiving one or more pipe inspection output video signals from the pipe inspection system camera head and storing data corresponding to the pipe inspection output video signals in a non-transitory memory; and
an internal transmitter for generating a signal at a plurality of frequencies to be coupled onto the push-cable at one connection point and a ground surface via a ground connection point, to provide current flow in the push-cable to generate magnetic field signals for detection by an associated utility locator.

US Pat. No. 10,992,838

SYSTEM FOR EXECUTING PROCESS ASSOCIATED WITH BIOMETRIC INFORMATION, AND METHOD IN SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND METHOD IN INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR SAME

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:an authentication module for biometric authentication;
a storage unit having tamper resistance for storing biometric information necessary for performing an authentication process by the authentication module;
a biometric information sensor for reading the biometric information;
a display;
a memory storing instructions; and
a processor executing the instructions stored in the memory to cause the information processing apparatus to:
read first biometric information of a user using the biometric information sensor;
store the first biometric information in the storage unit, in a case where a registration of a content of a first process provided after authentication of the user is instructed;
create a first secret key and a first public key corresponding to the stored first biometric information;
request a registration of the first public key to a server;
store the first secret key in the storage unit;
read second biometric information of the user using the biometric information sensor;
store the second biometric information in the storage unit, in a case where a registration of a content of a second process provided after authentication of the user is instructed;
create a second secret key and a second public key corresponding to the stored second biometric information;
request a registration of the second public key to the server;
store the second secret key in the storage unit;
in a case where the first biometric information is read by the biometric information sensor at a time of another biometric authentication, display a first screen related to the first process on the display in response to success of a signature data verification according to the another biometric authentication using the first public key on the server; and
in a case where the second biometric information is read by the biometric information sensor at a time of another biometric authentication, display a second screen related to the second process on the display in response to success of a signature data verification according to the another biometric authentication using the second public key on the server.