US Pat. No. 10,139,984

DEVICES, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND METHODS FOR MULTIMEDIA PROCESSING

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for multimedia processing comprising:acquiring, by a client device, a multimedia information to be processed and a configuration information of the multimedia information, wherein the multimedia information includes a background layer and a special effect layer, the background layer comprises a media content of the multimedia information, the special effect layer comprises a special effect content of the multimedia information, and the configuration information includes one or more special effect processing conditions;
acquiring, by the client device, an attribute status of the multimedia information; and
when the attribute status of the multimedia information matching with the one or more special effect processing conditions, performing, by the client device, a special effect processing on the multimedia information to remove the special effect layer from the multimedia information by:
removing the special effect content; and
performing a reduction processing on the multimedia information.

US Pat. No. 10,139,983

CONTROLLING ACCESS TO CONTENT

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A user terminal comprising:a display having an available display area; and
one or more processors configured to execute instructions to:
detect, whilst controlling a user interface to operate in a full screen mode, a user selection to operate the user interface in a split-view mode;
add, responsive to detecting the user selection to operate in the split-view mode, a first layer of content to a navigation hierarchy over a second layer of content in the navigation hierarchy, the split-view mode displaying content from both the first layer of content in the navigation hierarchy and the second layer of content in the navigation hierarchy;
display, in the available display area, the first layer of content and the second layer of content, the first layer of content displayed in a predetermined position to partially overlap the second layer of content, the predetermined position exposing a first portion of the second layer of content concurrently with the first layer of content, the first portion of the second layer of content comprising multiple selectable inputs each representing a different respective communication session, and the first layer of content including a detailed view of a communication session represented by a particular selectable input of the multiple selectable inputs, each of the first layer of content and the first portion of the second layer of content being configured for user interaction, said display of the first layer of content causing a second portion of the second layer of content not to be displayed in the available display area;
receive an input in the second layer of content effective to cause a change in the display of the first layer of content, while the first portion of the second layer and the first layer are concurrently displayed; and
display an indicator providing an indication of how content displayed on the first layer of content is related to content displayed on the displayed first portion of the second layer of content.

US Pat. No. 10,139,982

WINDOW EXPANSION METHOD AND ASSOCIATED ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a memory configured to store instructions therein;
a display; and
at least one processor configured, upon execution of the instructions, to:
control the display to display a first area for displaying input data and a second area,
detect an occurrence of an expansion event for expanding the first area by determining a size of an object inputted in the first area to be bigger than a size of the first area in a first direction, and
expand the first area based on the expansion event,
wherein, to expand the first area based on the expansion event, the at least one processor is configured to:
if the first area cannot be expanded in the first direction, determine a second direction where the first area can be expanded based on the size of the input object, and
expand the first area in the determined second direction, and
wherein the first and second directions are first and second vertical directions or first and second horizontal directions.

US Pat. No. 10,139,981

DISPLAY CONTROL SYSTEM

PURE DEPTH LIMITED, (NZ)...

1. A method of displaying images in a multi-layer display system, the method comprising:providing a multi-layer display system including a first display screen and a second display screen, the first and second display screens overlapping each other as viewed in a normal direction from a point of view of a viewer, and wherein the first display screen is configured to display a first image and the second display screen is configured to display a second image;
displaying a first user interface on the second display screen, the first user interface comprises first and second adjacent sections, the first section configured to illustrate display elements displayed via the first display screen and the second section configured to illustrate display elements displayed via the second display screen, and wherein the first user interface is configured to allow a user to move a given display element from the first display screen to the second display screen by dragging and dropping that given display element from the first section to the second section of the first user interface;
moving the first user interface from the second display screen to the first display screen, so that after said moving the first user interface is displayed on the first display screen and overlaps another display element that is displayed on the second display screen;
after said moving, adjusting brightness and/or transparency of the first user interface so as to improve visibility of the first user interface and/or the another display element.

US Pat. No. 10,139,980

TOUCH WINDOW

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

1. A capacitive touch window comprising:a substrate including a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
a cover substrate on the substrate; and
an electrode on the substrate,
wherein the electrode comprises:
a first sensing electrode on the first surface of the substrate facing the cover substrate, and extending in one direction;
a second sensing electrode on the second surface of the substrate, and extending in another direction different from the one direction,
a first wire electrode electrically connected to the first sensing electrode, and disposed on the first surface of the substrate; and
a second wire electrode electrically connected to the second sensing electrode, and disposed on the second surface of the substrate,
wherein each of the first and second sensing electrodes comprises:
a first mesh line extending in a first, direction and having a first width;
a second mesh line extending in a second direction different from the first direction and having a second width;
a cross area in which the first and second mesh lines cross each other, the cross area having a third width, the third width being a diagonal of the cross area;
opening parts formed by the first and second mesh lines; and
a protective layer disposed on the second surface of the substrate,
wherein each of the first width, the second width and the third width is in the range of 0.1 ?m to 10 ?m, and
wherein the third width is 2 to 10 times each of the first width and the second width.

US Pat. No. 10,139,979

TOUCH SENSOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE WITH TOUCH SENSOR

Japan Display Inc., Mina...

1. A touch sensor comprising:a plurality of first electrodes that are formed on an insulation surface in such a manner that adjacent first electrodes are disposed to be connected in a first direction and are disposed to be separated in a second direction intersecting the first direction;
a plurality of second electrodes that are formed on an insulation surface in such a manner that adjacent second electrodes are disposed to be connected in the second direction and are disposed to be separated in the first direction;
a plurality of third electrodes that are formed in regions in which the third electrodes overlap the plurality of first electrodes and do not overlap the plurality of second electrodes in such a manner that adjacent third electrodes are disposed to be connected in the second direction and are disposed to be separated in the first direction; and
a flexible insulation layer that is formed between the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of third electrodes,
wherein an area of each of the plurality of third electrodes is less than an area of each of the plurality of first electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,139,978

VEHICLE HEAD UP DISPLAY SYSTEM

DONNELLY CORPORATION, Ho...

1. A head up display system for a vehicle, said head up display system comprising:an image projection device disposed in a vehicle equipped with said head up display system, said image projection device comprising a biaxial microelectromechanical scanner and at least one light source operable to emit light;
wherein light emitted by said at least one light source is projected by said biaxial microelectromechanical scanner towards a windshield of the equipped vehicle so as to form an image that is viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle viewing the windshield when driving the equipped vehicle;
wherein said image projection device is disposed at an interior rearview mirror assembly disposed in the equipped vehicle; and
wherein said interior rearview mirror assembly comprises a minor casing having a bezel, and wherein a plurality of actuatable elements are arranged along a portion of said bezel, and wherein said actuatable elements are integrally formed at said portion of said bezel during said molding operation that forms said bezel, said actuatable elements each comprising a molded plastic material body portion and a molded plastic material flexible portion, said molded plastic material flexible portion connecting said molded plastic material body portion to the remainder of said bezel so that said body portion is movable relative to the remainder of said bezel via flexing of said flexible portion when said actuatable element is actuated by a user pressing said body portion, and wherein circuitry is disposed within said mirror casing and has electrical actuation switches located generally proximate to and rearward of said body portions of said actuatable elements.

US Pat. No. 10,139,977

TOUCH DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A touch display device, comprising:a metal layer, a cathode layer, and a plurality of organic light-emitting unit groups, wherein
the cathode layer comprises a plurality of cathodes, each of the plurality of organic light-emitting unit groups comprises a plurality of organic light-emitting units and the plurality of organic light-emitting units in each of the plurality of organic light-emitting unit groups shares one of the plurality of cathodes, the cathodes corresponding to the plurality of organic light-emitting unit groups are insulated from each other, and each of the plurality of cathodes forms a capacitive pressure sensor with the metal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,139,976

DETECTING APPARATUS AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A detecting apparatus comprising:a plurality of touch detection electrodes provided along a touch detection surface, the touch detection electrodes including a first touch detection electrode integrated with a strain gauge and a second touch detection electrode that is not provided with the strain gauge;
a plurality of drive electrodes that are not in contact with the touch detection electrodes and form capacitances between the touch detection electrodes and the drive electrodes; and
a detector that detects force based on difference between an output in touch detection based on a first capacitance of the first touch detection electrode and an output in touch detection based on a second capacitance of the second touch detection electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,139,975

PRESSURE COMPENSATION FOR FORCE-SENSITIVE TOUCH SCREEN

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device comprising:a force-sensitive surface comprising:
one or more force sensors configured to measure an amount of force applied to the force-sensitive surface by an object touching the force-sensitive surface; and
a pressure sensor coupled proximate to the one or more force sensors and configured to measure an internal pressure of the electronic device associated with one or more force measurements by the one or more force sensors; and
one or more processors coupled to the one or more force sensors and capable of:
compensating the amount of force measured by the one or more force sensors based on the internal pressure associated with the one or more force measurements by the one or more force sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,139,974

SENSOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a display panel configured to display an image; and
a sensor provided on at least one surface of the display panel and configured to sense a touch location and a touch pressure,
wherein the sensor comprises:
a sensing unit comprising sensing electrodes formed on a same layer, and of which a capacitance changes according to a touch; and
a resistance element disposed on the sensing unit, and of which a resistance changes according to a pressure of the touch.

US Pat. No. 10,139,973

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM TOTEM TRACKING MANAGEMENT

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:a processor operable to execute instructions to process information;
a memory interfaced with the processor, the memory operable to store the information;
a display interfaced with the processor and memory, the display operable to present the information as visual images, the display having touchscreen operable to detect touch inputs made at the display;
a touch controller interfaced with the touchscreen and the processor, the touch controller operable to analyze touches detected at the touchscreen and to provide inputs determined from the analyzing to the processor;
a totem resting on the touchscreen, the totem having plural contact regions at a bottom surface, the touch controller differentiating the totem from other touches based upon the spatial relationship of the plural contact regions with each other; and
a totem analyzer associated with the touch controller, the totem analyzer communicating totem position to a processor as length, width and rotation values, the totem analyzer enforcing a predetermined hysteresis for touches at the touchscreen proximate the totem.

US Pat. No. 10,139,972

TOUCH PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A touch panel comprising:a glass cover having a first face side and a second face side, the first face side being an inputting face side and the second face side being opposite to the first face side;
a light transmitting conductive film that is formed on the second face side of said glass cover, and that configures input position detecting electrodes in an inputting region;
a flexible circuit board in a mounting region existing in a peripheral region that is outside the inputting region in a plan view;
a plurality of peripheral wiring lines disposed in the peripheral region, the peripheral wiring line each having a first end electrically connected to the flexible circuit board and a second end connected to one of the input position detecting electrodes;
a first light blocking layer formed on the second face side of said glass cover so as to cover at least a part of the peripheral wiring lines when viewed from the first face side of the glass cover; and
a second light blocking layer formed between the glass cover and the peripheral wiring line,
wherein the first light blocking layer overlaps at least a part of the second light blocking layer so as to partly sandwich the peripheral wiring lines between the first light blocking layer and the second light blocking layer.

US Pat. No. 10,139,971

TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A touch display panel, comprising a substrate, and a plurality of gate lines arranged laterally and a plurality of touch electrodes arranged in an array on the substrate, wherein,the touch display panel further comprises a plurality of signal leads which are arranged longitudinally, each of the signal leads comprising a first and a second sub-signal leads;
each of the first sub-signal leads is electrically connected to a gate line at an intersection to connect the gate line longitudinally to a gate driving circuit for controlling the operation of the touch display panel, and the first sub-signal leads cross the gate lines and are insulated from the gate lines except for the intersection;
each of the second sub-signal leads is electrically connected to a touch electrode so as to be used as a touch lead for the touch electrode, and the second sub-signal leads cross the gate lines and are insulated from the gate lines except for the intersection;
the first and second sub-signal leads are arranged to be disconnected from each other; and
a plurality of gate leads arranged parallel to the signal leads, each of the gate leads is electrically connected at an intersection to a gate line which is not electrically connected to the first sub-signal lead, so as to connect the gate line longitudinally to the gate driving circuit, the gate leads are arranged to cross the gate lines and are insulated from the gate lines except for the intersection.

US Pat. No. 10,139,970

IDENTIFIER-PROVIDING DEVICE FOR COMPUTER DEVICE

Goggo Co., LTD., Gifu (J...

1. An identifier providing device, comprising:a base material as an insulator, and
a conductive layer pattern formed by coating a silver paste on a predetermined surface of the base material so as to be a predetermined pattern by printing,
wherein the silver paste for forming the conductive layer pattern contains, as silver particles, only silver flake having a particle size in a range of 3.0 to 5.0 ?m and a thickness at a maximum thickness portion which is a positive number in a range of 100 nm or less and a thickness at an extremely small thickness portion which is a positive number in a range of 50 nm or less,
wherein the thickness at the maximum thickness portion of the silver flake is larger than an average thickness of the silver flake, while the thickness at the extremely small thickness portion of the silver flake is smaller than the average thickness of the silver flake,
wherein the conductive layer pattern is formed by laminating the silver flakes in a thickness direction such that a film thickness which is a positive number in a range of 10 ?m or less, and
wherein the silver flakes forming the conductive layer is in a fused state or in an aggregated/cohering state with each other at the extremely small thickness portion.

US Pat. No. 10,139,969

TOUCH PANEL INCLUDING MULTILAYER TOUCH SIGNAL LINE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A touch panel comprising:a substrate;
touch electrodes disposed on the substrate, the touch electrodes being configured to sense a touch input; and
touch signal lines connected to a corresponding touch electrode of the touch electrodes, each of the touch signal lines comprising a fanout portion and a pad portion, the pad portion being configured to form an electrical connection with a touch controller,
wherein:
each of the fanout portion and the pad portion comprises a first conductor, a second conductor disposed on the first conductor, a third conductor disposed on the second conductor, and a passivation layer disposed on the third conductor; and
a width of the first conductor is wider than a width of the third conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,139,968

TOUCH SENSING CIRCUIT OF CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL

Raydium Semiconductor Cor...

1. A touch sensing circuit applied to a capacitive touch panel, the capacitive touch panel comprising a plurality of first channels arranged along a first direction and a plurality of second channels arranged along a second direction, the plurality of first channels and the plurality of second channels crossing each other, the touch sensing circuit comprising:N periodic-wave signal generation modules coupled to N first channels of the plurality of first channels respectively, the N periodic-wave signal generation modules being configured to generate N first periodic-wave signals having N frequencies to N first channels respectively, wherein N is an integer;
an analog front-end circuit module, coupled to the plurality of second channels, the analog front-end circuit module being configured to receive the N first periodic-wave signals passing through N mutual capacitance at N intersection points of the N first channels and a second channel of the plurality of second channels from the second channel and demodulating the N first periodic-wave signals to output an analog front-end signal;
N mixing modules, coupled to the analog front-end circuit module respectively, the N mixing modules being configured to receive the analog front-end signal from the analog front-end circuit module respectively and receiving N second periodic-wave signals having the N frequencies respectively, and then mixing the analog front-end signal and the N second periodic-wave signals respectively into N mixed signals; and
N integration modules, coupled to the N mixing modules respectively, the N integration modules being configured to receive the N mixed signals respectively and integrating the N mixed signals respectively to generate N output signals;
wherein formulas for the N first periodic-wave signals TX0(t) and TX1(t) are TX0(t)=?Vref*sin(2?Nf0t) and TX1(t)=?Vref*sin(2?(N+1)f0t);
a formula for the analog front-end signal VAFE(t) is

a formula for the N second periodic-wave signals S0(t) is S0(t)?sin(2?Nf0t)+? sin(3*2?Nf0t)+? sin(5*2?Nf0t);
a formula for the N mixed signals VMIX0(t) is
anda formula for the N output signals VINT0(t) is

US Pat. No. 10,139,967

TOUCH SCREEN AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A touch screen, comprising first strip electrodes and second strip electrodes disposed in a layer under the first strip electrodes and intersecting the first strip electrodes; whereineach of the first strip electrodes comprise a plurality of groups of first touch electrodes and floating electrodes insulated from each other to prevent interference that causes Moire fringes, two or more groups of first touch electrodes being connected electrically with each other;
in a touch period at least some of the first strip electrodes are configured to load touch scanning signals while the second strip electrodes are configured to couple with the voltage signals of the touch scanning signals and output signals; or in the touch period the second strip electrodes are configured to load touch scanning signals while at least some of the first strip electrodes are configured to couple with the voltage signals of the touch scanning signals and output signals.

US Pat. No. 10,139,965

TOUCH PANEL, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A touch panel, comprising:a first sensing layer, in which the first sensing layer includes a plurality of columns of first sensing lines, and each first sensing line is formed by alternate series connection between first transparent electrodes and first metal wires; and
a second sensing layer superimposed on the first sensing layer, in which the second sensing layer includes a plurality of rows of second sensing lines, and each second sensing line is formed by alternate series connection between second transparent electrodes and second metal wires, wherein
in terms of vertical projections of the first sensing layer and the second sensing layer on a plane of the touch panel, the first transparent electrodes of the first sensing layer and the second transparent electrodes of the second sensing layer are alternately arranged along a column direction and a row direction; the first metal wires of the first sensing layer and the second metal wires of the second sensing layer are alternately arranged along the column direction and the row direction; the first metal wires of the first sensing layer cross over the second transparent electrodes of the second sensing layer; and the second metal wires of the second sensing layer cross over the first transparent electrodes of the first sensing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,139,964

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR A TOUCH PANEL AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE TOUCH PANEL

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An apparatus comprising at least one processor coupled to at least one memory, the at least one processor executing to:determine, based on a comparison of a sensed electrostatic capacitance value of an electrostatic sensor provided to an electrostatic touch panel and a reference electrostatic capacitance value, whether a portion of the electrostatic touch panel is being touched by an operator;
determine whether the sensed electrostatic capacitance value decreases, while it is determined that the portion of the electrostatic touch panel is being touched by the operator, more than a threshold in a predetermined period; and
in response to a determination that the sensed electrostatic capacitance value decreases more than the threshold in the predetermined period while it is determined that the portion of the electrostatic touch panel is being touched by the operator, increase the reference electrostatic capacitance value while it is determined that the portion of the electrostatic touch panel is being touched by the operator, the increase causing the apparatus to change the determination that the portion of the electrostatic touch panel is being touched by the operator to a determination that the portion of the electrostatic touch panel is no longer being touched by the operator.

US Pat. No. 10,139,963

TOUCH SENSOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display, Inc., Tok...

1. A touch sensor comprising:a plurality of electrodes including a plurality of common electrodes;
a detection circuit applying a drive signal to at least one of the electrodes to output a detection result based on a detection signal obtained from the electrodes in response to the drive signal; and
a controller operating to change a range of electric lines of force generated by the electrodes, wherein
the controller causes a change in a maximum range of the electric lines of force in accordance with the detection result,
the electrodes have a plurality of first electrodes extending along a first direction and a plurality of second electrodes extending along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and
the controller causes a pixel voltage of a pixel to be higher than an off voltage of a gate of a corresponding pixel TFT, after applying a drive signal to at least one of the common electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,139,962

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR DETECTING AN OBJECT APPROACHING AND TOUCHING A CAPACITIVE TOUCH DEVICE

Advanced Silicon SA, (CH...

1. A system for detecting an object approaching and touching a capacitive touch device, said system comprisingsaid capacitive touch device,
a processor,
an optical system connected to said processor and arranged to collect information on said object,
said processor being arranged so as to execute the following functions:
classify the object as a triggering object or as a non-triggering object based on said information from said optical system,
if the object is classified as a non-triggering object, disable the execution of touch functions of the capacitive touch device at the latest when at least a part of the object touches the capacitive touch device, said disable being performed at least in the zone of contact between the capacitive touch device and the non-triggering object,
if the object is classified as a triggering object, at the latest when at least a part of the object touches the capacitive touch device, execute a predetermined function on said capacitive touch device depending on said information.

US Pat. No. 10,139,961

TOUCH DETECTION USING FEATURE-VECTOR DICTIONARY

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A method of distinguishing an intentional touch from an incidental touch on a touch sensor of a device, the method comprising:detecting, via the touch sensor, a blob corresponding to a touch;
determining a detected feature vector of the blob;
comparing the detected feature vector of the blob to a plurality of previously-acquired feature vectors of a dictionary using a distance determination to find a distance between the detected feature vector and each of the plurality of previously-acquired feature vectors;
when the touch is determined to be an intentional touch based on the distance between the detected feature vector and at least one of the plurality of previously-acquired feature vectors being within a threshold distance, then taking an action via the device based upon the touch; and
when the touch is determined to be an incidental touch, then not taking the action.

US Pat. No. 10,139,960

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel including a plurality of pixels, a plurality of detection electrodes, and common electrodes divided into M blocks when M is an integral number of 2 or more (M?2);
a driver circuit applying a common voltage and a touch panel scanning voltage to the common electrodes of each of the M divided blocks; and
a detector circuit detecting a touch signal of the plurality of detection electrodes,
wherein the common electrodes of each of the M divided blocks are shared with the respective pixels, and are also used as scanning electrodes,
wherein the driver circuit sequentially applies the touch panel scanning voltage to the common electrodes of each of the M divided blocks,
wherein the detector circuit determines:
in a normal touch detection process, a touch event by detecting the touch signal of the plurality of detection electrodes when the touch panel scanning voltage is applied to the common electrodes of each of the M divided blocks,
in a ghost touch detection process, a ghost touch event by detecting the touch signal of the plurality of detection electrodes without applying the touch panel scanning voltage to the M divided blocks,
wherein a threshold value for determining the touch event of the normal touch detection process is different from that for determining the ghost touch event of the ghost touch detection process,
wherein the detector circuit includes:
a plurality of integrating circuits provided each of the plurality of detection electrodes, and
an AD converter that converts an output voltage of the plurality of integrating circuits into digital data,
wherein each of the integrating circuits integrates a current of the respective detection electrodes, and
wherein the detector circuit determines the touch event with a first operating point of the AD converter, and the ghost touch event with a second operating point of the AD converter.

US Pat. No. 10,139,959

SELF-CALIBRATION OF FORCE SENSORS AND INERTIAL COMPENSATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A personal electronics device, comprising:a force sensor including an input surface, the force sensor adapted to provide a sensor signal representative of a total force normal to the input surface measured by the force sensor, the force sensor including first and second sensor plates;
a first accelerometer adapted to provide a first accelerometer signal representative of acceleration of the first sensor plate;
a second accelerometer adapted to provide a second accelerometer signal representative of acceleration of the second sensor plate; and
inertial compensation circuitry coupled to the first and second accelerometers and the force sensor, the inertial compensation circuitry adapted to:
receive the sensor signal and the first and second accelerometer signals;
determine an inertial compensation signal based on the first and second accelerometer signals and at least one inertial compensation parameter of the force sensor, the inertial compensation signal representative of an inertial force measurable by the force sensor; and
bias the sensor signal responsive to the inertial compensation signal to generate an acceleration compensated force signal.

US Pat. No. 10,139,958

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT TOUCH PANEL INTEGRATING TOUCH CONTROL FUNCTION, DRIVING METHOD FOR THE SAME, AND DISPLAY DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An organic electroluminescent touch panel, comprising: a pixel driving circuit and an organic electroluminescent architecture;the organic electroluminescent architecture including: an anode layer, a cathode layer, and a light-emitting layer located between the anode layer and the cathode layer; the cathode layer being partitioned into a plurality of cathodes independent of and insulating from each other, the cathodes being connected, via a lead wire, one-by-one, to pins to which a touch display integrated chip corresponds;
the pixel driving circuit including: an initialization module, a charging module, a compensation module, a driving module, and a light-emitting control module; a control terminal of the initialization module being connected to a reset signal terminal, an input terminal thereof being connected to an initialize signal terminal, and an output terminal thereof being connected to a first node; a first control terminal and a second control terminal of the charging module being both connected to a scan signal terminal, a first input terminal thereof being connected to a data signal terminal, a second input terminal thereof being connected to a third node, a first output terminal thereof being connected to the first node, and a second output terminal thereof being connected to a second node; a control terminal of the compensation module being connected to a first signal control terminal, an input terminal thereof being connected to a first reference signal terminal, and an output terminal thereof being connected to the second node; a control terminal of the driving module being connected with the first node, an input terminal thereof being connected to the first reference signal terminal, and an output terminal thereof being connected to the third node; a control terminal of the light-emitting control module being connected to a second signal control terminal, an input terminal thereof being connected to the third node, and an output terminal thereof being connected to the anode layer of the organic electroluminescent architecture, wherein the pixel driving circuit operates in an initialization stage, a charging stage, a compensation stage, a light-emitting stage, and a touch control stage that proceed sequentially,
in the initialization stage, the initialization module is configured to, under control of the reset signal terminal, initialize the first node via an initialize signal inputted by the initialize signal terminal;
in the charging stage, the charging module is configured to, under control of the scan signal terminal, perform data writing at the first node and the second node via a data signal inputted by the data signal terminal;
in the compensation stage, the compensation module is configured to turn on under control of the first signal control terminal, and perform threshold voltage compensation of the driving module at the first node via a signal inputted by the first reference signal terminal;
in the light-emitting stage, the light-emitting control module is turned on under control of the second signal control terminal, the driving module is configured to, under control of the first node, drive the organic electroluminescent architecture to emit light via the light-emitting control module that is turned on;
in the touch control stage, the plurality of cathodes formed by partitioning the cathode layer of the organic electroluminescent architecture serve as touch electrodes to sense occurrence of an outside touch and transmit a touch signal to the touch display integrated chip via the lead wire,
wherein in the touch control stage, the touch display integrated chip configured to reduce signals on rest signal lines for transmitting various signals and signals on signals lines for driving the touch electrodes by subtracting the touch signal voltage generated by the touch electrodes from the voltage of the rest signal lines for transmitting various signals and from the voltage of the signals on the signal lines for driving the touch electrodes, so that the signals on the rest signal lines for transmitting various signals are modulated in synchronization with the signals on the signals lines for driving the touch electrodes, so that no additional signal voltage difference is generated between the signals on the rest signal lines for transmitting various signals and the signals on the signals lines for driving the touch electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,139,957

TOUCH INPUT DEVICE WITH PATHOGEN TRANSMISSION MITIGATION

International Business Ma...

1. A device comprising:a touch surface for receiving a plurality of touch inputs at respective plurality of touch locations on the touch surface;
an accumulator for accumulation of the plurality of touch locations;
an ultraviolet pixel array, each pixel of the ultraviolet pixel array configured to be selectably activated to illuminate with the pixel a portion of the touch surface with ultraviolet light of a sterilization wavelength; and
a controller, responsive to computer instructions, for selecting a plurality of pixels of the ultraviolet pixel array for illuminating with ultraviolet light of a sterilization wavelength from the selected pixels a selected plurality of portions of the touch surface based upon the plurality of touch locations accumulated by the accumulator.

US Pat. No. 10,139,956

CONTROL DEVICE FOR AN ELECTROLUMINESCENT TOUCH-CONTROL DISPLAY PANEL, TOUCH SCREEN AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A control device for an electroluminescent touch-control display panel comprising: a display driving circuit board electrically connected to the electroluminescent touch-control display panel, a touch-control driving circuit board, a lighting circuit board, and a switching circuit board electrically connected respectively to the display driving circuit board, the touch-control driving circuit board and the lighting circuit board; wherein,the lighting circuit board is configured to provide a first reference signal to the touch-control driving circuit board via the switching circuit board;
the touch-control driving circuit board is configured to gate, during the touch-control period, a generated touch-control excitation signal and then transmit the touch-control excitation signal to the display driving circuit board via the switching circuit board, and determine a position of touch control in the electroluminescent touch-control display panel in accordance with a feedback signal transmitted by the display driving circuit board, and gate, during the display period, the first reference signal provided by the lighting circuit board and then transmit the first reference signal to the display driving circuit board via the switching circuit board;
the display driving circuit board is configured to during the touch-control period, transmit the excitation signal, transmitted by the touch-control driving circuit board, to a cathode multiplexed as a touch-control electrode in the electroluminescent touch-control display panel, and transmit a feedback signal received from the cathode multiplexed as the touch-control electrode in the electroluminescent touch-control display panel to the touch control driving circuit board via the switching circuit board, and during the display period, transmit the first reference signal, transmitted by the touch-control driving circuit board, to the cathode multiplexed as the touch-control electrode in the electroluminescent touch-control display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,139,955

DISPLAY UNIT FOR VEHICLE AND DISPLAY CONTROL UNIT

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A display unit for a vehicle comprising:a display having a display surface with a rectangular shape;
a touch panel stacked on the display surface;
a substrate with a rectangular shape, on which a main CPU that generates image data to be displayed on the display, a sub CPU that controls electric power supply in the display unit, a display controller that performs a drive control on the display based on the image data, and a plurality of external connectors used for electrical connection to at least one external device arranged outside the display unit, are mounted;
a plate that is a conductive plate member, and supports the substrate; and
a housing that accommodates the display, the plate, and the substrate so as to expose the display surface of the display,
the display unit for the vehicle mutually and communicably connected to the at least one external device and controlling a content to be displayed on the display based on a request from the at least one external device, wherein:
the plate is arranged on an opposite side to the display surface so as to face the display;
the substrate is arranged on an opposite side to the display with respect to the plate so as to face the plate;
the plate has a base extending to a direction of the substrate with a predetermined angle and disposed on an edge of the plate;
a touch panel controller for controlling a drive of the touch panel is arranged on the base; and
the substrate further includes a touch panel connector used for electrical connection between the touch panel controller and the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,139,954

DISPLAY DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Qisda Optronics (Suzhou) ...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel;
at least one touch sensor, configured to sense and output a touch sensing signal;
a touch sensor controller, electrically coupled to the at least one touch sensor and configured to receive the touch sensing signal and generate a touch sensing result accordingly;
a display controller, electrically coupled to the display panel and the touch sensor controller and configured to receive graphic data to generate first display data and determine whether to adjust the first display data to second display data and transmit the second display data to the display panel according to the touch sensing result, wherein the first display data has a first display feature, the second display data has a second feature, and the first display feature is different from the second display feature, wherein the first display feature is a first brightness or a first color temperature, and the second display feature is a second brightness or a second color temperature;
at least one distance sensor, configured to output a distance sensing signal; and
a distance sensor controller, electrically coupled to the at least one distance sensor and the display controller and configured to receive the distance sensing signal, generate a distance sensing result according to the received distance sensing signal, and transmit the distance sensing result to the display controller, wherein the display controller is further configured to determine whether to adjust the first display data to the second display data according to the distance sensing result and the touch sensing result.

US Pat. No. 10,139,953

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM OF TOUCH PANEL DISPLAY CONTROL

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method of touch panel display control, comprising: acquiring the amount of changes of the capacitances at respective positions of coupling capacitors, and determining pressed pixel units;determining a pressure on the pressed pixel units according to a first corresponding relationship between the amount of changes of the capacitances at the positions of the coupling capacitors and the pressure; and
outputting a compensation signal corresponding to the pressure on the pressed pixel units while the pressure is maintained according to a second corresponding relationship, wherein the second corresponding relationship is a relationship in which a compensation signal is determined to obtain a target gray level by a combination of the pressure on the pressed pixel units and a current gray level, and wherein a value of the compensation signal changes as a value of the pressure on the pressed pixel units changes, and the compensation signal being used for keeping the consistency of the light transmittance of the pressed pixel units with that of non-pressed pixel units;
wherein the second corresponding relationship is established by establishing a corresponding relationship between the pressure and change of the light transmittance, establishing a corresponding relationship between the current gray level and the target gray level based on the change of the light transmittance, and establishing a corresponding relationship between the current gray level and pressing force on the pressed pixel units.

US Pat. No. 10,139,952

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND TOUCH DETECTION APPARATUS USING SHIFT OF DETECTION OPERATION FOR REDUCED DETECTION TIME

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a display face;
a display function layer adapted to display image data on the display face in response to an input image signal;
a plurality of driving electrodes disposed separately in one direction;
a detection scanning control section configured to apply a detection driving voltage simultaneously to some of the plurality of driving electrodes and carry out detection scanning while shifting application of the detection driving voltage in the one direction and control the detection scanning such that jump shifts are performed at a pitch of two times or more of an arrangement pitch of the driving electrodes;
a plurality of sensor lines disposed separately in a direction different from the one direction and responding to touch or proximity of a detection object with or to the display face to exhibit an electric variation, wherein
in the jump shifts, the detection scanning control section applies the detection driving voltage to some of the plurality of driving electrodes,
the detection scanning control section is capable of carrying out a sequential shift in which an application target of the detection driving voltage is sequentially shifted in the one direction at the arrangement pitch of the driving electrodes, and
the detection scanning control section alternately performs the sequential shift a predetermined number of times and the jump shift a single time.

US Pat. No. 10,139,951

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM VARIABLE CAPACITANCE TOTEM INPUT MANAGEMENT

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:a processor executing instructions to process information;
a memory interfaced with the processor, the memory storing the information;
a display interfaced with the processor and memory, the display presenting the information as visual images, the display having touchscreen operable to detect touch inputs made at the display;
a totem resting on the touchscreen, the totem having a body with a bottom surface and on or more contact surfaces extending from the bottom surface, one or more of the contact surfaces having a conductive interface to the body, the conductive interface biased to a non-conductive state and moveable to a conductive state by a force pressing on the totem body towards the display; and
a touch controller interfaced with the touchscreen and the processor, the touch controller analyzing touches detected at the touchscreen and differentiating inputs based at least in part upon whether one or more of the contact surfaces have a conductive state or non-conductive state.

US Pat. No. 10,139,950

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A flexible display device, comprising: a first substrate and at least one bending status sensing module that is configured to sense bending status information of the flexible display device, the bending status sensing module comprising:a driving unit configured to generate and output a driving signal;
a sensing section connected with the driving unit and disposed on the first substrate, the sensing section being configured to be bent as the flexible display device is bent and sense a bending status of the flexible display device under driving of the driving signal and generate a sensing signal;
an analyzing unit connected with the sensing section and configured to obtain the bending status information of the flexible display device according to the sensing signal to enable the flexible display device to perform an operation corresponding to the obtained bending status information; and
a touch function module,
wherein the touch function module comprises a plurality of electrode lines disposed on the first substrate, and the touch function module is configured to sense a touch position of a user touching the flexible display device; and
the sensing section of the bending status sensing module at least shares a portion of one of the electrode lines in a time division manner, the touch function module senses and obtains the touch position in a touch period included in a driving period, and the bending status sensing module senses and obtains the bending status information in a bending status sensing period included in the driving period.

US Pat. No. 10,139,949

INPUT DEVICE AND TOUCH PANEL DISPLAY

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

8. A touch panel display comprising:an input device including:
an electrostatic sensor whose detection surface is planar;
an operation surface that is non-parallel to the detection surface; and
a sensitivity adjusting layer that is arranged between the operation surface and the detection surface, electric permittivity of the sensitivity adjusting layer being changed in a direction along the detection surface so that a first region of the sensitivity adjusting layer has a higher electric permittivity than a second region of the sensitivity adjusting layer; and
a panel-shaped display unit that is provided so that the electrostatic sensor is arranged between the operation surface and the display unit,
wherein a distance between the operation surface and the detection surface corresponding to the first region is larger than a distance between the operation surface and the detection surface corresponding to the second region.

US Pat. No. 10,139,948

TOUCH DETECTION CIRCUIT, ITS DRIVING METHOD AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A touch detection circuit, comprising a touch sensing electrode, a switch control unit, a touch detection unit, a first control signal terminal, a second control signal terminal, a third control signal terminal, a fourth control signal terminal, and a signal output terminal, whereinthe touch sensing electrode is connected to a first terminal of the switch control unit, a second terminal of the switch control unit is connected to the first control signal terminal, a third terminal of the switch control unit is connected to the second control signal terminal, a fourth terminal of the switch control unit is connected to the third control signal terminal, a fifth terminal of the switch control unit is connected to a first terminal of the touch detection unit, a second terminal of the touch detection unit is connected to the fourth control signal terminal, and a third terminal of the touch detection unit is connected to the signal output terminal;
at an initialization stage, the switch control unit is configured to, under the control of the first control signal terminal and the third control signal terminal, initialize the touch sensing electrode and the first terminal of the touch detection unit through the second control signal terminal;
at a charging stage, the switch control unit is configured to, under the control of the first control signal terminal, charge the touch sensing electrode through the second control signal terminal in the case that the touch sensing electrode is being touched; and
at a detection stage, the switch control unit is configured to, under the control of the third control signal terminal, electrically connect the touch sensing electrode to the first terminal of the touch sensing unit, and the touch sensing unit is configured to, under the control of the fourth control signal terminal, apply a detection signal to the signal output terminal in the case that the touch sensing electrode is being touched.

US Pat. No. 10,139,947

TOUCH-SENSING DEVICE HAVING LIGHT-SHIELDING LAYERS WITH DIFFERENT EDGE ROUGHNESS

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A touch-sensing device, comprising:a substrate having a central region and a peripheral region;
a first light-shielding layer disposed on the peripheral region, wherein the first light-shielding layer has a first edge in a top view and adjacent to the central region;
a touch-sensing layer disposed on the central region, wherein a part of the touch-sensing layer extends onto the peripheral region to cover a part of the first light-shielding layer;
a conductive line layer disposed on the first light-shielding layer; and
a second light-shielding layer disposed on the peripheral region and covering at least a part of the first light-shielding layer and at least a part of the conductive line layer, wherein the second light-shielding layer has a second edge in the top view and adjacent to the central region,
wherein a profile roughness of the second edge is greater than a profile roughness of the first edge.

US Pat. No. 10,139,946

INPUT DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. An input device comprising:a first substrate including a first surface and a second surface;
a light-emitting element unit including:
a plurality of first conductive layers made of a transparent light-transmissive conductive material, and formed in one layer on the second surface side;
a plurality of second conductive layers formed in one layer on the second surface side different from the layer in which the first conductive layers are formed; and
at least one luminescent layer provided between the first conductive layers and the second conductive layers and electrically in contact with the first conductive layers and the second conductive layers; and
a plurality of third conductive layers that are formed so as to be insulated from the first conductive layers and the second conductive layers and not to intersect with the second conductive layers in planar view, and that are configured to detect a change in an electric field between the first conductive layers and the third conductive layers depending on coordinates of a proximity object present at a position overlapping with the first conductive layers and the first surface in planar view,
wherein the at least one luminescent layer emits light via the first conductive layers in a direction facing away from the second surface of the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,139,945

TOUCH PANEL, A DISPLAY APPARATUS, A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND A METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An OLED touch panel, comprising:a substrate;
a cathode and an anode, arranged on the substrate, wherein the cathode comprise a plurality of sub-cathodes; and
a plurality of touch driving electrodes, arranged on a same layer as the anode and separated from the anode, wherein the touch driving electrode is disposed to be intersected with the sub-cathodes;
wherein the OLED touch panel is configured to, at a displaying phase, apply a driving signal for displaying on the cathode or the anode, so as to drive an OLED device, and
at a touching phase, apply a driving signal for touching on the touch driving electrode, so that at least a part of the sub-cathodes are operated as touch sensing electrodes, to output a touch sensing signal;
wherein the plurality of touch driving electrodes are grouped into a plurality of groups according to a touching resolution and each group includes 5˜15 touch driving electrodes connected in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,139,944

STAND ALONE INPUT DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A stand alone input device, comprising;a base defining an inner cavity that includes a bottom surface configured to rest on a supporting surface;
a touch stack comprising:
a touch plate having an exterior surface and an interior surface,
a trim portion surrounding a perimeter of the touch plate, and
an attraction plate bonded to the interior surface of the touch plate and including an extended portion configured to extend into the inner cavity proximate a haptic engine included in the inner cavity of the base; and
a pair of cantilever beams positioned within the inner cavity that operate to couple the touch stack to the base,
wherein the touch plate is inclined at an angle with respect to the bottom surface of the base and is capable of moving toward the bottom surface in response to a force applied thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,139,943

INTEGRATED TOUCH CONTROL DISPLAY PANEL AND TOUCH DISPLAY DEVICE

SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELE...

1. An integrated touch control display panel, comprising:a display region; and
a peripheral circuit region disposed on at least one side of the display region,
wherein:
the display region includes a plurality of stripe-shaped touch control electrodes,
the plurality of stripe-shaped touch control electrodes are extending in a first direction and sequentially arranged in a second direction intersecting the first direction,
defining a width of a gap between the peripheral circuit region and a closest stripe-shaped touch control electrode in the second direction as a first width, and defining a width of a gap between any two adjacent stripe-shaped touch control electrodes as a second width, the first width is greater than the second width,
the peripheral circuit region includes a system bus sub-region and a TFT component sub-region, and the TFT component sub-region includes buffers, and
the TFT component sub-region has a first side close to the plurality of stripe-shaped touch control electrodes and an opposing second side far away from the plurality of stripe-shaped touch control electrodes, and the buffers are located on the first side of the TFT component sub-region.

US Pat. No. 10,139,942

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of signal lines extending in a first direction;
a plurality of scanning lines extending in a second direction crossing the first direction;
a plurality of pixels arranged on the substrate including at least a first pixel to which a signal associated with a first color is applied and a second pixel to which a signal associated with a second color which is different from the first color is applied, each of the pixels being surronded by two of the signal lines and two of the scanning lines respectively;
a plurality of detecting electrodes provided so as to respectively overlap the pixels in a plan view perspective; and
a dummy electrode provided apart from any of the detecting electrodes,
wherein the detecting electrodes are formed from a first metal layer or a first alloy layer,
wherein the dummy electrode is formed from a second metal layer or a second alloy layer, and
wherein a ratio of total sum of areas of portions of the plurality of pixels which overlap any of the plurality of detecting electrodes and the dummy electrode in the plan view perspective to a total sum of areas of the pixels is 1 to 22%, and
wherein the detecting electrodes include a first rectangular portion, a second rectangular portion and a third rectangular portion, the second rectangular portion being arranged between the first rectangular portion and the third rectangular portion,
wherein a first connective portion arranged between the first rectangular portion and the second rectangular portion overlaps the first pixel, and
wherein a second connecting portion arranged between the second rectangular portion and the third rectangular portion overlaps the second pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,139,941

TOUCH PANEL, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND TOUCH DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A touch panel manufacturing method, comprising:forming a metal mesh layer on a substrate; and
forming at least one functional layer with an anti-moire pattern,
wherein forming the at least one functional layer with the anti-moire pattern comprises:
forming at least one insulation layer with the anti-moire pattern, wherein the at least one insulation layer with the anti-moire pattern is located at a side of the metal mesh layer far away form the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,139,940

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An electronic device comprising:a casing;
a first operation unit that is on the casing, is configured to receive an operation from a user and has a first plane on which the operation is to be received;
a second operation unit that is on the casing, is configured to receive an operation from the user and has a second plane parallel to the first plane; and
a first protection barrier between the first operation unit and the second operation unit protruding from a plane of the casing on which the first operation unit and the second operation unit are disposed,
wherein the first protection barrier is configured to prevent erroneous touching of the first operation unit during operation of the second operation unit, and
wherein the second operation unit is disposed at a position such that, without the first protection barrier, operation of the second operation unit could result in the erroneous touching of the first operation unit,
wherein the second operation unit is a dial configured to enable an input with a rotary operation performed by the user,
wherein a portion of the first protection barrier protruding from the plane of the casing is a barrier protrusion portion, and a portion of the second operation unit protruding from the plane of the casing is a dial protrusion portion,
wherein an outline shape of a cross section of the barrier protrusion portion in a first plane perpendicular to a rotation axis of the dial is an arc shape, and
wherein the outline shape of the cross section of the barrier protrusion portion corresponds to an outline shape of a cross section of the dial protrusion portion in a second plane perpendicular to the rotation axis.

US Pat. No. 10,139,939

OPTICAL TOUCH SCREEN AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An optical touch screen, comprising:an optical touch panel, wherein the optical touch panel comprises a plurality of first optical transmission channels and a plurality of second optical transmission channels, the plurality of second optical transmission channels are intersected with the plurality of first optical transmission channels with intersection points of the first optical transmission channels and the second optical transmission channels being of an enlarged circular shape, each of the first optical transmission channel has a first end and a second end, and each of the second optical transmission channel has a first end and a second end; and
a plurality of first sensors and a plurality of second sensors, the plurality of first sensors are positioned such that there is one first sensor disposed on the first end of each first optical transmission channel and there is one first sensor disposed on the second end of each first optical transmission channel and the first sensors are configured to receive light emitted by respective first optical transmission channel; and the plurality of second sensors are positioned such that there is one second sensor disposed on the first end of each second optical transmission channel and there is one second sensor disposed on the second end of each second optical transmission channel and the second sensors are configured to receive light emitted by respective second optical transmission channel, wherein after a position on the optical touch screen is irradiated by a light, light emitted from the position can travel along the first and second optical transmission channels, and optical signals are respectively detected by the first and second sensors and hence the position can be determined,
wherein each of the first optical transmission channels is entirely formed of an up-conversion luminescent material, and each of the entire second optical transmission channels is entirely formed of an up-conversion luminescent material.

US Pat. No. 10,139,937

MULTI-MODAL USER EXPRESSIONS AND USER INTENSITY AS INTERACTIONS WITH AN APPLICATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing device, comprising:a pressure-sensitive display;
at least one processor; and
a memory coupled to the at least one processor and storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, performs a method, comprising:
detecting multi-touch input provided on the pressure-sensitive display to determine a first geographical point in a mapping application and a second geographical point in the mapping application;
analyzing an intensity of the detected multi-touch input at the first geographical point and the second geographical point to determine a first zoom level and a first zoom rate for the first geographical point and a second zoom level and a second zoom rate for the second geographical point, wherein the first zoom level is associated with a first level of detail of the first geographical point and the second zoom level is associated with a second level of detail of the second geographical point;
displaying, on the pressure-sensitive display, the first geographical point at the first zoom level concurrently with the second geographic point at the second zoom level, wherein the first geographical point is zoomed in to the first zoom level using the first zoom rate and the second geographic point is zoomed in to the second zoom level using the second zoom rate; and
displaying a path between the first geographical point and the second geographical point, wherein the path is blurred as a blended zoom that changes based, at least in part, on the intensity of the detected multi-touch input at the first geographical point and the second geographical point.

US Pat. No. 10,139,936

ERGONOMICALLY OPTIMIZED SELF-STABILIZING LEG MOUNTED MOUSE PAD WITH INTEGRATED MOUSE STORAGE HOLSTER

1. A platform, comprising:a molded, single piece body having a molded-in holster having a recessed storage cavity;
a planar working surface comprising a mouse pad material suitable for operating wireless computer input devices including but not limited to a mouse;
the planar working surface further comprising an intervening layer of adhesive;
the mouse pad material attached to the planar working surface by the intervening layer of adhesive;
the molded-in holster providing storage of the computer mouse when not in use;
the molded-in holster comprising a specialized ramp located within the recessed cavity suitable for securing the mouse into the molded-in holster partly by the mouse contacting the interior of the sides and top of the molded-in holster;
the molded-in holster comprising interior walls comprising a pliable yet self adherent urethane; and
the planar working surface further comprising a raised finished edge.

US Pat. No. 10,139,935

LIGHT SENSOR

PIXART IMAGING INC., Hsi...

1. A light sensor for a control system, being configured to, according to a schedule defining a first time interval and a second time interval, sense a first light through a first light guide path to generate a first sensing signal at the first time interval and sense a second light through a second light guide path to generate a second sensing signal at the second time interval, wherein the first time interval and the second time interval are not overlapped to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,139,934

MAGNETIC TRACKER DUAL MODE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer system for dynamically switching modes within a magnetic sensor device, the system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable hardware storage devices having stored thereon executable instructions that when executed by the one or more processors configure the computer system to perform at least the following:
communicate through a secondary communication channel with a first magnetic sensor device and a second magnetic sensor device, wherein the first magnetic sensor device includes at least a magnetic signal receiving functionality;
determine that the second magnetic sensor device includes magnetic signal transmitting functionality and magnetic signal receiving functionality; and
after determining that the second magnetic sensor device includes magnetic signal transmitting functionality, cause the second magnetic sensor device to begin transmitting a first magnetic field signal.

US Pat. No. 10,139,933

COLOR CONTROL OF TRACE OF DISPLAY DEVICE CONTROL PEN ON DISPLAY DEVICE

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A display device control pen, comprising:at least one detachable accessory, wherein the detachable accessory comprises an electronic component; and
a pen body detachably assembled with the detachable accessory, the pen body comprising:
at least one variable-voltage circuit, wherein the electronic component is electrically connected to the variable-voltage circuit and varies a voltage value of the variable-voltage circuit when the detachable accessory is assembled to the pen body;
a signal generating unit coupled to the variable-voltage circuit and configured to generate a color signal based on the varied voltage value; and
a signal transmitter coupled to the signal generating unit and configured to transmit the color signal to a display device, such that the display device is enabled to display a color on a trace formed by the pen body according to the color signal.

US Pat. No. 10,139,932

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a touch screen disposed on a first surface of the electronic device;
an auxiliary input device comprising input circuitry disposed on a second surface of the electronic device;
a sensor module comprising at least one sensor; and
a processor configured to:
detect a grip of the electronic device using the at least one sensor when a first input is received through the auxiliary input device,
identify a first area which is a touchable area of the electronic device based on the grip of the electronic device,
determine a second area, which is a non-touchable area of the touch screen and adjacent to the first area, based on the first area, and
display a pointer at first coordinates in the second area.

US Pat. No. 10,139,931

INPUT ASSISTANCE DEVICE AND INPUT SYSTEM

Alps Electric Co., Ltd., ...

1. An input assistance device for an input device including a sensor panel having a panel surface, the input assistance device comprising:a rotation support body having a central axis;
an attachment mechanism that removably attaches the rotation support body to the panel surface so that the central axis is perpendicular to the panel surface; and
a rotational part rotatably supported by the rotation support body so as to rotate around the central axis, the rotational part including:
a side surface formed of a conductive material; and
a bottom surface facing the panel surface, the bottom surface having at least one conductive area electrically connected to the side surface,
wherein the attachment mechanism is a suction cup disposed on the bottom surface of the rotation support body, the suction cup adhering to the panel surface when the rotation support body is pressed against the panel surface along a direction of the central axis.

US Pat. No. 10,139,930

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM CAPACITIVE TOUCH TOTEM MANAGEMENT

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:a processor operable to execute instructions to process information;
a memory interfaced with the processor, the memory operable to store the information;
a display interfaced with the processor and memory, the display operable to present the information as visual images, the display having touchscreen operable to detect touch inputs made at the display;
a touch controller interfaced with the touchscreen and the processor, the touch controller operable to analyze touches detected at the touchscreen and to provide inputs determined from the analyzing to the processor;
a totem resting on the touchscreen, the totem having plural feet extending from a bottom surface, the plural feet defining parallel pairs of touchpoints in a predetermined geometric pattern; and
a totem analyzer associated with the touch controller, the totem analyzer recognizing the geometric pattern to communicate totem position to the processor as length, width and rotation values;
wherein the totem analyzer comprises a spectral analysis engine tuned to detect the predetermined geometric patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,139,929

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM INTERACTIVE TOTEMS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

10. A totem system for accepting inputs to an information handling system, the totem system comprising:a main body sized to rest on a capacitive mat and move to plural positions on the capacitive mat;
an interactive portion coupled to the main body, the interactive portion movable relative to the main body and the capacitive mat, the interactive portion contacting the capacitive mat at different positions relative to the main body during movement relative to the main body; and
an input device controller stored in non-volatile memory and operable to execute on a processor to receive signals from the capacitive mat and distinguish inputs to the interactive portion by detecting a relative position of the interactive portion to the main body, the input device further operable to distinguish input based upon movement of the main body to different positions on the capacitive mat, wherein the movement of the main body provides an input separate from the relative position of the interactive portion.

US Pat. No. 10,139,928

ELECTRONIC PEN SENSING PANEL, ELECTRONIC PEN SENSING DEVICE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An electronic pen sensing device comprising:a substrate comprising a sensing region and a first sub sensing region, the first sub sensing region having a width smaller than a width of the sensing region;
a first closed loop line comprising:
a main pattern comprising a main coil disposed along edges of the sensing region and wound N times in a first rotation direction from a first node to a second node; and
a first sub pattern comprising a first auxiliary coil disposed along edges of the first sub sensing region and wound M times in the first rotation direction from the second node to the first node; and
a controller configured to calculate a location of an electronic pen based on a first induction current which is output through the first node,
wherein N and M are positive integers.

US Pat. No. 10,139,927

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a pixel array having a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form; and
a plurality of signal wires arranged in the pixel array,
a plurality of signal lines arranged in each column of the pixel array to supply an image signal to a plurality of pixels arranged in a corresponding column; and
a plurality of drive electrodes arranged in parallel with each other in the pixel array to supply a drive signal to the plurality of pixels in an image display,
wherein, when an externally-detecting object is detected, a plurality of coils having areas overlapping with each other are formed of a plurality of signal wires among the plurality of signal wires, and
a driving signal is supplied to the plurality of coils, so that magnetic fields generated in the plurality of respective coils are superimposed in the overlapped area,
wherein the plurality of signal wires are the plurality of drive electrodes,
wherein each of the plurality of drive electrodes includes a first electrode and a plurality of second electrodes connected to the first electrode and having a smaller resistance value than a resistance value of the first electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,139,926

MAGNETIC RETENTION OF PERIPHERAL DEVICE FOR A TABLET COMPUTER

NVIDIA CORPORATION, Sant...

1. A peripheral device for a computing device, the device comprising:a body configured for insertion into a storage cavity in the computing device;
a first magnet disposed within the body proximate a first external surface of the body and having a first pole of a first polarity and a second pole of a second polarity, wherein the first pole is oriented toward the first external surface; and
a second magnet disposed within the body between a second external surface and the first magnet and having a first pole of the first polarity and a second pole of the second polarity, wherein the first pole of the second magnet is oriented toward the second external surface,
wherein the first pole of the first magnet and the first pole of the second magnet are aligned along a first axis that includes a centerline of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,139,925

CAUSING SPECIFIC LOCATION OF AN OBJECT PROVIDED TO A DEVICE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer-implemented method for sharing an object, the method comprising:receiving, by a shared device from a computing device, an object user-selected at the computing device for copying to the shared device;
displaying, on a display of the shared device, the object at an initial object position, the initial object position determined using a predetermined rule for a task the shared device is operating;
detecting, by the shared device and responsive to the receiving the object, a control position of the computing device from which the object was received using one or more cameras of the shared device to track the computing device;
detecting, by the shared device, a change in the control position of the computing device from which the object was received, the change in the control position corresponding to a user input to cause the object to move from the initial object position to an updated object position on the display;
updating, based at least in part on the detecting the user input, the object position of the object presented on the display of the shared device; and
locking the object at the updated object position on the display in response to a triggering event.

US Pat. No. 10,139,923

MEDICAL CODING KEYBOARD

1. A keyboard useful for medical coding, comprising:a housing enclosing keyboard circuitry and framing a plurality of keys connected to the circuitry and segregated into key groups, including:
a first key group having only alphabetic keys inclusive of all the letters of the alphabet except for the letters I and O and no function keys, and
a second key group spaced from the first key group on the housing across a key gap and including a numeric keypad with the digits 0-9 and alphabetic keys with the letters I and O.

US Pat. No. 10,139,922

SPRING CONFIGURATION FOR TOUCH-SENSITIVE INPUT DEVICE

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A system, comprising:a processor;
a computer-readable media operably connected to the processor; and
a touch-sensitive input device operably connected to at least one of the processor or the computer-readable media, the touch-sensitive input device including a plurality of keys, wherein each key of the plurality of keys includes at least one spring comprising:
a substantially planar peak located at a central portion of the at least one spring,
a first substantially arcuate leg extending from the peak in a first direction, and
a second substantially arcuate leg, separate from the first leg, extending from the peak in a second direction, wherein
a resistive force provided by the at least one spring decreases after the peak travels a first distance from an initial position of the peak, and wherein the first distance is less than or equal to ? of a range of travel of the peak,
the range of travel of the peak extends from the initial position to a final position,
the range of travel extends in a direction substantially perpendicular to the peak,
the at least one spring has a height, extending in the direction substantially perpendicular to the peak, from a top surface of the peak to a bottom surface of the first leg,
the range of travel is greater than the height, and
the at least one spring is configured to provide the resistive force in response to application of a key stroke force proximate the peak.

US Pat. No. 10,139,921

ELECTRICAL DEVICE FOR HAND GESTURES DETECTION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A hand gesture detection electrical device for detecting hand gestures, comprising:an integrated circuit (IC) electronically integrating the following:
a first interface configured to connect at least one imaging device;
a second interface configured to connect to a controlled unit;
a data storage configured to store a plurality of sequential logic models each representing one of a plurality of hand gestures, each of said sequential logic models comprises a pre-defined ordered sequence of at least one of a plurality of pre-defined hand poses and pre-defined hand motions, wherein each of said plurality of pre-defined hand poses and each of said plurality of pre-defined hand motions is represented by one of a plurality of pre-defined hand features records;
a memory storing a code; and
at least one processor configured to be coupled to said first interface, said second interface, said data storage and said memory, the at least one processor is configured to execute said stored code, said code comprising:
code instructions to receive at least one of a plurality of timed images depicting a moving hand of a user;
code instructions to generate a runtime sequence of at least one of a plurality of runtime hand datasets, said runtime sequence representing said moving hand;
code instructions to match each of said at least one of said plurality of runtime hand datasets with a respective one of said plurality of pre-defined hand features records in a respective position in a sequence of each of said plurality of sequential logic models;
code instructions to estimate which one of said plurality of hand gestures best matches said runtime sequence; and
code instructions to initiate at least one action to said controlled unit, said at least one action is associated with a selected at least one of said plurality of hand gestures, said selection is based on said estimation;
wherein each of said plurality of pre-defined hand poses depicts a static posture of a reference hand and wherein each of said plurality of pre-defined hand motions depicts a movement of said reference hand.

US Pat. No. 10,139,920

IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE IN SURGICAL AND INTERVENTIONAL MEDICAL PROCEDURES

NuVasive, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A method for generating a display of a patient's internal anatomy in a surgical field during a medical procedure, comprising:a) importing a baseline three-dimensional image of a surgical field to a memory storage unit of a processing device, wherein the baseline image is a CT scan;
b) converting the baseline image into a Digitally Reconstructed Radiograph library;
c) in a first position, acquiring from an x-ray imaging device a first intraoperative image of a surgical tool located within a surgical field;
d) moving the x-ray imaging device, patient, or table from the first position;
e) tracking the movement of the x-ray imaging device, patient, or table relative to each other from the first position to a second position;
f) in the second position, acquiring from the x-ray imaging device a second intraoperative image of the surgical tool located within the surgical field;
g) registering the first intraoperative image and the second intraoperative image to the Digitally Reconstructed Radiograph library;
h) displaying a merged image of the first intraoperative image or the second intraoperative image on the baseline image, wherein the merged image is enhanced to reduce the visibility of the surgical tool on the baseline three-dimensional image to allow visualization of the anatomic feature underlying the surgical tool.

US Pat. No. 10,139,919

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND NUMERICAL CONTROLLER

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. An electronic device comprising:a display control unit that displays one started application or multiple started applications simultaneously on a display unit;
an input unit that accepts input through an operation unit and identifies a position on the display unit;
a recognition unit that recognizes a figure drawn with the operation unit based on the identified position; and
a start-up unit that starts an application associated with the figure and determines an initial display position for the started application based on the position on the display unit where the figure is drawn.

US Pat. No. 10,139,918

DYNAMIC, FREE-SPACE USER INTERACTIONS FOR MACHINE CONTROL

Leap Motion, Inc., San F...

1. A method of controlling a machine, comprising:sensing a variation of position of at least one control object using an imaging system;
determining from the variation of position, one or more primitives describing at least one motion made in space by the control object;
comparing the one or more primitives determined to one or more templates in a library of gesture templates;
selecting based upon a result of the comparing a set of templates of possible gestures corresponding to the one or more primitives; and
providing at least one of the set of templates of possible gestures as an indication of a command to issue to a machine under control responsive to the variation of position.

US Pat. No. 10,139,917

GESTURE-INITIATED ACTIONS IN VIDEOCONFERENCES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

12. A system comprising:a memory; and
a processing device, operatively coupled to the memory, to:
receive a plurality of content streams that are each initiated by a different user device of a plurality of user devices of a plurality of users during a videoconference between the plurality of users interacting with each other via the plurality of user devices connected via a network;
provide a user interface to present concurrently the plurality of content streams on each of the plurality of user devices of the plurality of users during the videoconference between the plurality of users;
identify a request for feedback within one of the plurality of content streams presented concurrently on each of the plurality of user devices of the plurality of users during the videoconference between the plurality of users;
based on an identification of the request for feedback, process the plurality of content streams to identify one or more gestures within at least one of the plurality of content streams presented concurrently on each of the plurality of user devices of the plurality of users during the videoconference between the plurality of users; and
based on a determination that a first gesture of the one or more gestures is relatively more prevalent across the plurality of content streams than one or more other gestures, initiate an action with respect to the videoconference between the plurality of users.

US Pat. No. 10,139,916

WIDE-FIELD RADAR-BASED GESTURE RECOGNITION

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:providing, by an emitter of a radar system, a radar field, the radar field comprising a contiguous radar field;
receiving, at a receiver of the radar system, a first set of reflection signals caused by a first interaction of a first human action performing a gesture within the contiguous radar field, the first set of reflection signals representing a first time period during which the first human action interacts with the contiguous radar field;
receiving, at the receiver of the radar system, a second set of reflection signals caused by a second interaction of a second human action performing the gesture within the contiguous radar field, the second set of reflection signals representing a second time period during which the second human action interacts with the contiguous radar field;
analyzing the first and second sets of reflection signals to determine a signal element common to the first and second sets of reflection signals, the analyzing comprising breaking the first and second sets of reflection signals into many signal elements and determining which of the many signal elements corresponds to both the first interaction of the first human action performing the gesture and the second interaction of the second human action performing the gesture, the determined signal element corresponding to the gesture; and
associating the determined signal element with the gesture effective to enable a later received reflection signal including the determined signal element caused by an interaction by a different human action to be associated with the gesture.

US Pat. No. 10,139,915

GESTURE-BASED SMALL DEVICE INPUT

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:monitoring for movement, by a computing device using ultrasound augmenting a camera, an area on a surface of a user, the surface comprising a surface on the user's body;
determining, by the computing device, that movement of an object has occurred in the area on the surface of the user; and
in response to determining that the movement of the object has occurred in the area on the surface of the user, performing an operation that corresponds to the movement.

US Pat. No. 10,139,914

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR USING THE HUMAN BODY AS AN INPUT DEVICE

Nod, Inc., Santa Clara, ...

1. An apparatus capable of interacting with at least one controllable device based upon a pose of at least a portion of a human body disposed within a space, the apparatus comprising:one or more sensors that are sized for wearing on the human body, each of the one or more sensors emitting sensor data; and
a detection unit that operates upon the sensor data to determine the pose of at least the portion of the human body and is capable of interacting with the at least one controllable device, wherein the detection unit operates upon the sensor data from the at least some of the one or more sensors using a relative coordinate system, the detection unit including:
a memory that stores at least one or more characteristics of human anatomy that are associated with the human body using at least a partial skeletal rendering of a human; and
a detection processor, automatically operating under software control, that inputs, aggregates and fuses the sensor data from each of the one or more sensors using the at least one or more characteristics of human anatomy stored in the memory to determine the pose of at least the portion of the human body based upon a locality of said one or more sensors;
wherein at least some of the one or more sensors and the detection unit are packaged in an integrated mechanical assembly,
wherein the integrated mechanical assembly is sized for wearing on the portion of the human body whose pose is being determined,
wherein there are a plurality of integrated mechanical assemblies, with each of the plurality of the integrated mechanical assemblies including one or more sensors and a detection unit,
wherein each of the plurality of integrated mechanical assemblies are configured to operate with its own relative coordinate system within a particular sub-space of the space and not based upon absolute coordinates of the space and sized for wearing on the human body, and
wherein at least two of the plurality of same mechanical assemblies is each formed as a ring wearable on a human finger.

US Pat. No. 10,139,913

ROTATIONAL INPUT DEVICE

SUNREX TECHNOLOGY CORP., ...

1. A rotational input device to be operated by a user for generating an input signal, said rotational input device comprising:a device body;
a rotatable unit disposed at said device body and configured to rotate in response to operation by the user;
a sensing unit accommodated in said device body and configured to detect an amount of rotation of said rotatable unit, which is an arc length traveled by a point on a circumference of said rotatable unit during rotation of said rotatable unit in response to the operation by the user, and to generate a detection signal indicating the amount of rotation detected by said sensing unit; and
a processing unit accommodated in said device body, electrically connected to said sensing unit, and configured to
calculate, after said processing unit receives the detection signal generated by said sensing unit from said sensing unit, an angular acceleration of said rotatable unit based on the detection signal,
determine whether the angular acceleration calculated by said processing unit is greater than a predetermined threshold, and
when it is determined by said processing unit that the angular acceleration calculated by said processing unit is greater than the predetermined threshold, divide the amount of rotation detected by said sensing unit by a preset amount of rotation to obtain a first output value, determine a second output value that is greater than the first output value based on the first output value, and generate the input signal based on the second output value.

US Pat. No. 10,139,912

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIMULATING SURFACE FEATURES ON A USER INTERFACE WITH HAPTIC EFFECTS

IMMERSION CORPORATION, S...

1. A method of producing a haptic effect, comprising:generating a periodic drive signal based on a pressure of a touch input at a surface and based on a tactile sensation to be simulated at the surface;
applying the periodic drive signal to a haptic output device coupled to the surface to generate a first haptic effect at the surface;
altering the periodic drive signal based on a change in the pressure of the touch input to create an altered periodic drive signal; and
applying the altered periodic drive signal to the haptic output device to generate a second haptic effect at the surface, the second haptic effect being different from the first haptic effect.

US Pat. No. 10,139,911

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING COMPLEX HAPTIC STIMULATION DURING INPUT OF CONTROL GESTURES, AND RELATING TO CONTROL OF VIRTUAL EQUIPMENT

Immersion Corporation, S...

1. A system configured to provide stimulation to a user of a game, the system comprising:a touch sensitive electronic display having an interface surface accessible for engagement by the user, the electronic display being configured to generate output signals related to a position at which the interface surface is engaged, and to present views of the game to the user through the interface surface,
wherein the views presented through the interface surface include views of virtual equipment usable in the game, the virtual equipment having user selectable sections that are selectable by the user to interact with the virtual equipment by engaging the interface surface at the user selectable sections of the views of the virtual equipment;
an actuator configured to generate haptic stimulation to the user;
a non-transitory computer-readable medium; and
one or more processors communicatively coupled to the touch sensitive electronic display, the non-transitory computer-readable medium, and the actuator, the one or more processors configured to execute processor-executable instructions stored in the non-transitory computer-readable medium to:
determine operating parameters of the virtual equipment in the views or simulate operation of the virtual equipment based on a selection of a user selectable section of the virtual equipment, and wherein the user selectable sections of the virtual equipment correspond to sections of the virtual equipment analogous to a section of equipment that would be engaged in real life to configure operating parameters or operate the virtual equipment;
determine haptic stimulation to be generated associated with the operating parameters of the virtual equipment or simulated operation of the virtual equipment; and
control the actuator to generate the determined haptic stimulation.

US Pat. No. 10,139,910

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH ADAPTIVE FRICTION OF THE HOUSING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for varying friction between a surface of a mobile communications device and one or more other surfaces, the method comprising:sensing a current surrounding environment of a mobile communications device,
determining an environmental context for the mobile communications device based on the sensed current surrounding environment; and
controlling the mobile communications device to vary a coefficient of friction based on the environmental context to increase or decrease the friction between the surface of the mobile communications device and the one or more other surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,139,909

DEVICES, METHODS, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES FOR PROVIDING HAPTIC FEEDBACK

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions, which when executed by an electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, and one or more tactile output generators for generating tactile outputs associated with physical displacement of the electronic device or a component of the electronic device, cause the device to:display a user interface on the display, wherein the user interface includes a user interface object that includes a first moveable component that represents a first plurality of selectable options;
detect a first scroll input directed to the first moveable component of the user interface object that includes movement of a first contact on the touch-sensitive surface and liftoff of the first contact from the touch-sensitive surface;
in response to detecting the first scroll input:
move the first moveable component through a subset of the first plurality of selectable options of the first moveable component, including moving the first moveable component through a first selectable option and a second selectable option of the first moveable component after detecting the liftoff of the first contact from the touch-sensitive surface, wherein the movement of the first moveable component gradually slows down after the liftoff of the first contact is detected;
as the first moveable component moves through a first selectable option with a first speed:
generate a first tactile output; and
generate a first audio output; and,
as the first moveable component moves through the second selectable option with a second speed that is slower than the first speed:
generate a second tactile output that is different in a first output property than the first tactile output and that is the same in a second output property as the first tactile output; and
generate a second audio output that is different in the second output property than the first audio output.

US Pat. No. 10,139,907

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FOLEY-STYLE HAPTIC CONTENT CREATION

IMMERSION CORPORATION, S...

1. A system comprising:an audio input device configured to detect a sound effect and transmit an audio signal associated with the sound effect;
a haptic trigger device configured to detect a manipulation of a prop and transmit a sensor signal associated with the manipulation, wherein the haptic trigger device is different from the audio input device;
a processor in communication with the audio input device and the haptic trigger device; and
a memory on which instructions executable by the processor are stored to cause the processor to:
play back a pre-recorded video file; and
while the pre-recorded video file is being played back:
receive the audio signal; and
receive the sensor signal substantially simultaneously to receiving the audio signal;
based on the audio signal, record the sound effect to an audio track associated with the pre-recorded video file; and
based on the sensor signal, insert a haptic effect marker into a haptic track associated with the pre-recorded video file, wherein the haptic effect marker comprises timestamp data.

US Pat. No. 10,139,906

RING HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE

1. A method comprising:wearing a ring on a first finger, the ring having a first contact region facing a second finger adjacent to the first finger, the ring having a second contact region facing a third finger adjacent to the first finger, the first contact region configured to detect a touch or proximity input from the second finger, the second contact region configured to detect a touch or proximity input from the third finger, each of the first and second contact regions having one or more touch or proximity sensors;
moving the first, second, and third fingers relative to each other;
detecting a touch or proximity input at the first contact region but not at the second contact region in response to a first finger and hand gesture in which the second finger touches the first contact region and the third finger does not touch the second contact region;
detecting a touch or proximity input at the second contact region but not at the first contact region in response to a second finger and hand gesture in which the third finger touches the second contact region and the second finger does not touch the first contact region; and
detecting touch or proximity inputs at both the first and second contact regions in response to a third finger and hand gesture in which the second finger touches the first contact region without sliding across the first contact region and the third finger touches the second contact region without sliding across the second contact region, and wherein the first finger, the second finger, and the third finger are on the same hand.

US Pat. No. 10,139,904

ADJUSTMENT OF RETICLE DISPLAY BASED ON BIOMETRIC INFORMATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of displaying textual data, the method comprising:receiving, by a processor, a request to display textual data;
displaying, by the processor, textual data in a reticle region within a display area, wherein the reticle region is moveable with respect to the display area, and wherein displaying textual data includes sequentially presenting successive components of the textual data at a fixed position relative to the reticle region within the display area;
monitoring a point of gaze of a user based on biometric information;
based on detecting that the point of gaze is away from the reticle region, automatically stopping the displaying by the processor at a current time point at which a current component is displayed, and determining a previous component of the textual data that was displayed at a previous time point, the previous time point occurring a rewind time period prior to the current time point, wherein the rewind time period between the previous time point and the current time point is determined based at least in part on a reading speed of the user; and
based on detecting that the point of gaze has returned to the reticle region, displaying, by the processor, the previous component associated with the previous time point and continuing to display successive components of the textual data subsequent to the previous component.

US Pat. No. 10,139,903

ADJUSTMENT OF RETICLE DISPLAY BASED ON BIOMETRIC INFORMATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A system for displaying textual data, the system comprising:a memory having computer readable instructions; and
a processor for executing the computer readable instructions, the computer readable instructions comprising:
receiving a request to display textual data;
displaying textual data in a reticle region within a display area, wherein the reticle region is moveable with respect to the display area, and wherein displaying textual data includes sequentially presenting successive components of the textual data at a fixed position relative to the reticle region within the display area;
monitoring a point of gaze of a user based on biometric information;
based on detecting that the point of gaze is away from the reticle region, automatically stopping the displaying at a current time point at which a current component is displayed, and determining a previous component of the textual data that was displayed at a previous time point, the previous time point occurring a rewind time period prior to the current time point, wherein the rewind time period between the previous time point and the current time point is determined based at least in part on a reading speed of the user; and
based on detecting that the point of gaze has returned to the reticle region, displaying the previous component associated with the previous time point and continuing to display successive components of the textual data subsequent to the previous component.

US Pat. No. 10,139,902

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANGING A FIELD OF VIEW WITHOUT SYNCHRONIZATION WITH MOVEMENT OF A HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY

COLOPL, INC., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A method, comprising:defining a virtual space within which a user is immersed;
defining a virtual camera in the virtual space, wherein the virtual camera defines a visual field;
generating a visual field image corresponding to the visual field to be visually recognized by the user;
displaying the visual field image on a head mounted display;
detecting movement of the head mounted display;
determining, using the head mounted display, to move a location of the virtual camera without synchronization with the detected movement of the head mounted display;
moving the location of the virtual camera within the virtual space from a first location to a second location without synchronization with the detected movement of the head mounted display;
determining, using an external controller, to move the location of the virtual camera without synchronization with the detected movement of the head mounted display in response to an input from the external controller;
determining, based on a context within which the virtual space is used, whether to move the location of the virtual camera automatically and without synchronization with the detected movement of the head mounted display or based on the input from the external controller;
generating a transitional image, having reduced information compared to the visual field image, in response to moving the location of the virtual camera without synchronization with the detected movement of the head mounted display
displaying the transitional image on the head mounted display during the movement of the location of the virtual camera;
changing an angular orientation of the virtual camera in synchronization with the detected movement of the head mounted display; and
updating the visual field image in response to changing the angular orientation of the virtual camera in synchronization with the detected movement of the head mounted display without displaying the transitional image.

US Pat. No. 10,139,901

VIRTUAL REALITY DISTRACTION MONITOR

Immersv, Inc., Emeryvill...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:storing on a client computing device, with a particular digital graphical virtual reality application, digital data identifying one or more particular areas of interest within the particular digital graphical virtual reality application;
tracking, through the particular digital graphical virtual reality application executing on the client computing device, a point of focus of a video display of the client computing device executing the particular digital graphical virtual reality application;
determining that the point of focus of the video display of the client computing device executing the particular digital graphical virtual reality application is different than any of the one or more particular areas of interest;
in response to the determining, causing execution of an application event through the particular digital graphical virtual reality application or a client computing device event through the client computing device, the application event comprising storing application metadata that identifies a virtual location of the client computing device in the virtual reality application.

US Pat. No. 10,139,900

MOBILE COMMUNICATOR DEVICE INCLUDING USER ATTENTIVENESS DETECTOR

MOBILE COMMUNICATION TECH...

1. A handheld mobile communicator comprising:a speed detection system for determining whether the handheld mobile communicator is moving faster than a threshold speed;
a processor; and
an image capture device in operable communication with the processor, the image capture device configured to provide an image of a user to the processor wherein the processor is configured to determine whether the user is inattentive;
wherein the image capture device is configured to provide to the processor at least one frame image of the user within a predetermined time period;
wherein the predetermined time period is configured to commence when the user attempts to use a functionality of the mobile handheld device when the mobile handheld device is in a turned on state;
wherein the processor is configured to analyze the at least one frame image of the user to determine a percentage of the predetermined time period that the user is looking at the handheld mobile communicator;
wherein the processor is configured to determine that the user is inattentive if the percentage of the predetermined time period that the user is looking at the handheld mobile communicator is below a threshold percentage;
wherein the processor is configured to ensure that a text input functionality of the handheld mobile communicator is in a turned off state when the speed detection system determines that the handheld mobile communicator is moving faster than the threshold speed and the processor determines that the user is inattentive.

US Pat. No. 10,139,899

HYPERCATCHING IN VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) SYSTEM

DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.,...

1. A system for providing a dynamic physical interaction to a user during a virtual reality (VR) experience in a VR experience space, comprising:a VR system including a headset with a display screen and a VR rendering module generating a video output, wherein the display screen displays an image of a virtual world based on the video output;
a physical object moving in the VR experience space toward the user wearing the headset; and
in the VR system, an interaction module generating a predicted trajectory for the physical object in the VR experience space,
wherein the image of the virtual world includes an image of a virtual object corresponding to the physical object,
wherein the image of the virtual object is rendered such that the image of the virtual object moves along a travel path in the virtual world,
wherein the image of the virtual object follows a virtual object trajectory as the image of the virtual object moves along the travel path in the virtual world that differs in at least one aspect from the predicted trajectory for the physical object in the VR experience space, and
wherein the virtual object trajectory is time synchronized with the predicted trajectory whereby a virtual interaction between the user and the virtual object in the virtual world occurs simultaneously with a physical interaction between the user and the physical object in the VR experience space.

US Pat. No. 10,139,898

DISTRACTED BROWSING MODES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computing device, comprising:a display screen;
an audio output device;
at least one processor; and
memory including instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, enable the computing device to:
display content on the display screen;
obtain image data including a representation of a feature of a user of the computing device;
determine, based at least in part on a number of times the representation of the feature is obtained over a period of time, that the user is distracted;
convert the content displayed on the display screen into an audible speech representation of the content;
begin rendering the audible speech representation of the content using the audio output device;
determine that the user is no longer distracted; and
discontinue presenting the audible speech representation using the audio output device.

US Pat. No. 10,139,897

POWER-OPTIMIZED IMAGE CAPTURE AND PUSH

NOVI SECURITY, INC., Ore...

1. A security sensor comprising:a battery power supply;
a camera coupled to the battery power supply to receive power, the camera being placed in a camera sleep state and being wakeable to a camera awake state;
an activity sensor coupled to the battery power supply to receive the power, the activity sensor configured to detect activity within a zone proximate the security sensor;
a processor placed in a processor sleep state and wakeable to a processor awake state, the processor coupled to the battery power supply to receive power, and coupled to the camera to receive image data including images of the activity within the zone; and
a microcontroller coupled to the battery power supply to receive the power, coupled to the activity sensor to receive interrupts responsive to detection by the activity sensor of the activity within the zone proximate the security sensor, and coupled to a processor to send and receive data, and, responsive to receiving a first interrupt from the activity sensor, the microcontroller being configured to place the processor in an awake state and place the camera in an awake state, wherein
the camera, responsive to being placed in the camera awake state, captures a set of images of the activity within the zone and provides image data including the set of images to the processor,
responsive to the image data being provided to the processor, the camera is placed in the camera sleep state, and
responsive to the image data being transmitted to a remote network entity, the processor is placed in the processor sleep state.

US Pat. No. 10,139,896

APPARATUS FOR POWER CONSUMPTION REDUCTION IN ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Silicon Laboratories Inc....

1. An apparatus comprising:a first circuit having a normal mode of operation and a low-power mode of operation, the first circuit consuming more power in the normal mode of operation than in the low-power mode of operation;
a power-supply circuit to provide a normal supply voltage to the first circuit in the normal mode of operation, the power-supply circuit comprising a first non-linear circuit to provide a compressed supply voltage to the first circuit in the low-power mode of operation, wherein the normal supply voltage is greater than the compressed supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,139,895

TECHNIQUES TO MAINTAIN POWER FOR A FUNDAMENTAL FUNCTION ON A DEVICE

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor, the memory comprising instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to:
identify a request to enable execution of an extended function of a mobile device
determine a current power level of a power source,
determine whether the current power level of the power source is greater than a first threshold value, the first threshold value corresponding to a quantity of power needed to operate a fundamental function of the mobile device for a predetermined amount of time, and
permit operation of the extended function based on a determination that the current power level of the power source is greater than the first threshold value, or
determine whether the current power level of the power source is less than a second threshold value, the second threshold value lower than the first threshold value, and
prohibit operation of the extended function based on a determination that the current power level of the power source is less than the second threshold value to preserve operation of the fundamental function of the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,139,894

HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK IN A MODULAR CHASSIS

Platina Systems Corp., S...

15. A method comprising:configuring a plurality of ASICs to route packets using a standard protocol;
configure the ASICs to set up a tunnel, using the standard protocol, for moving data packets from one ASIC to another of the plurality of ASICs; and
implement a software overlay to facilitate interaction between the plurality of ASICs through the tunnel for moving the data packets.

US Pat. No. 10,139,893

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING INTELLIGENT WEARABLE DEVICE, AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A control method, comprising:generating, by a terminal device based on a trigger condition, a first power-off instruction to power off the terminal device;
determining, by the terminal device, whether the trigger condition comprises restarting an operating system of the terminal device;
generating, by the terminal device, a second power-off instruction when the trigger condition does not comprise restarting the operating system of the terminal device; and
sending, by the terminal device before entering a power-off state, the second power-off instruction to an intelligent wearable device associated with the terminal device, the second power-off instruction being used to instruct the intelligent wearable device to power off or disable a communications module of the intelligent wearable device.

US Pat. No. 10,139,892

FACILITATING POWER CONSERVATION FOR DEVICES BASED ON LIKELIHOOD OF POWER USAGE LEVEL

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a first device comprising a processor, that a mobile device is within an arrival portion of an airport and a vehicle is in a parking portion of the airport;
identifying, by the first device, that the vehicle is operating in an enhanced discontinuous reception mode of a wireless communication technology; and
after the determining and the identifying, facilitating, by the first device, modification of the enhanced discontinuous reception mode of the vehicle based on a determination of a likelihood of usage of a second power consumption operation by the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,139,891

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF POWER-SAFE CONTROL PANEL INSTALLATION

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A system comprising:a main power supply;
a backup power supply;
a user input device;
a sensor; and
a control panel coupled to the main power supply and the backup power supply that includes control circuitry, a programmable processor, and executable control software stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium,
wherein, responsive to the user input device receiving a first user input, the programmable processor and the executable control software, transmit a first signal to isolate the control circuitry from power provided by the main power supply,
wherein, responsive to the user input device receiving a second user input different from the first user input, the programmable processor and the executable control software, transmit a second signal to isolate the control circuitry from the power provided by the main power supply and the backup power supply to make the control panel safe for work,
wherein the sensor monitors the control panel and transmits a third signal indicating that power disconnection is desired when the sensor detects all or a portion of the control panel being disconnected from the main power supply responsive to the first user input or being disconnected from both the main power supply and the backup power supply responsive to the second user input, and
wherein the third signal prevents activation of a power loss alarm.

US Pat. No. 10,139,890

AUTOMATIC LOW NOISE FREQUENCY SELECTION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A touch sensitive device comprising:a touch sensor panel;
at least one sense channel coupled to the touch sensor panel and configured to sense touch events at the touch sensor panel; and
circuitry coupled to the at least one sense channel and configured to:
in accordance with a determination that the at least one sense channel has sensed a touch event on the touch sensor panel during a preceding predetermined time period, operate the device in a first mode during which the circuitry performs a first touch panel scan type on the touch sensor panel with intervention from a processor configured to identify one or more touch events on the touch sensor panel, and
in accordance with a determination that the at least one sense channel has not sensed a touch event on the touch sensor panel during the preceding predetermined time period:
operate the device in a second mode during which the circuitry performs a second touch panel scan type on the touch sensor panel without intervention from the processor and the circuitry performs a spectral scan of the touch sensor panel without intervention from the processor, a spectral scan output generated from the spectral scan, and
use at least the spectral scan output to determine one or more frequencies at which to perform the first or second touch panel scan type.

US Pat. No. 10,139,889

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING RESUME TIMES FOR ROOT PORTS AND ROOT PORT INTEGRATED ENDPOINTS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system on a chip (SoC) comprising:a multicore processor;
a level-2 (L2) cache controller coupled to the multicore processor;
an L2 cache coupled to the L2 cache controller and the multicore processor;
an integrated memory controller; and
a serial point-to-point link interface to enable between the multicore processor and a device communication;
wherein the serial point-to-point link interface implements a protocol stack and includes a transmitter to transmit serial data to the device and a receiver to deserialize an incoming serial stream from the device;
wherein the protocol stack supports a plurality of power management states, including an active state, a first off state, in which a supply voltage is to be provided to the device, and a second off state, in which the supply voltage is not to be provided to the device;
wherein the protocol stack provides a default recovery time to allow the device to begin a transition from the first off state to the active state prior to accessing the device;
wherein, in response to an indication the device is ready to enter the active state, the protocol stack provides for accessing the device prior to expiration of the default recovery time to complete the transition; and
wherein the active state is an uninitialized active state and accessing the device prior to expiration of the default recovery time to complete the transition comprises sending a configuration access request.

US Pat. No. 10,139,888

DYNAMIC FREQUENCY SCALING BASED ON SUPPLY CURRENT MONITORING

Chaoyang Semiconductor Ji...

1. A system useful for controlling power consumption by integrated circuitry, comprising:a voltage regulator configured to provide regulated power to a load comprising integrated circuitry of a system-on-chip (SOC), the voltage regulator including circuitry for determining a digital signal indicative of load current based upon an average result over time of a comparison between an output voltage of the voltage regulator and a reference voltage;
phase-locked loop (PLL) circuitry configured to provide a plurality of clock signals based on a system clock signal, each of the plurality of clock signals at a different frequency signal that is a fraction of a frequency of the system clock signal and is indicative of current operating frequency used by the system-on-chip (SOC); and
a decision block configured to generate a selection signal for selecting one of the plurality of clock signals, for use by the load comprising integrated circuitry of the SOC, based on a currently selected clock signal and the digital signal indicative of load current.

US Pat. No. 10,139,887

METHOD OF CONTROLLING POWER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method employed by an electronic device, comprising:reducing a power transmitted by the electronic device when a proximity detector in the electronic device detects that an object is proximate to the electronic device and a Hall sensor detects that a cover attached to the electronic device is open;
when the Hall sensor detects that the cover attached to the electronic device is closed, determining whether the electronic device is engaged in NFC transmission;
reducing the power transmitted by the electronic device when the determination is negative; and
maintaining a level of power transmitted at a default power level when the determination is positive.

US Pat. No. 10,139,884

POWER LOSS PROTECTION FOR SOLID STATE DRIVES

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A solid state drive (SSD) comprising:an SSD controller comprising one or more memory device controllers;
a volatile memory in communication with the SSD controller;
a non-volatile memory in communication with the SSD controller, the non-volatile memory comprising a plurality of non-volatile memory devices arranged in a plurality of partitions, the one or more memory device controllers controlling the plurality of non-volatile memory devices; and
a power circuit in communication with the SSD controller and configured to supply a first power to the plurality of non-volatile memory devices during a normal operation of the SSD, to supply the first power to active partitions in the event of a power loss or failure of the SSD, and to reduce power-to inactive partitions in the event of the power loss or failure, wherein the active partitions corresponding to less than all of the plurality of partitions of the plurality of non-volatile memory devices, and wherein to reduce power comprises supplying a second power, less than the first power.

US Pat. No. 10,139,883

RESET SIGNAL GENERATION CIRCUIT

Alpine Electronics, Inc.,...

1. A reset signal generation circuit comprising:a reset signal generation unit which outputs a reset signal to a processing device when an input voltage is equal to or lower than a reset release voltage, releases outputting of the reset signal when the input voltage exceeds the reset release voltage, and outputs the reset signal to the processing device again after the input voltage exceeds the reset release voltage when the input voltage is equal to or lower than a reset detection voltage which is lower than the reset release voltage; and
a voltage conversion unit which sets a first voltage associated with a change of a power voltage as the input voltage before start of operation of the processing device and sets a second voltage which is associated with a change of the power voltage and is lower than the first voltage as the input voltage after the start of operation of the processing device;
wherein the voltage conversion unit is configured by using a voltage divider circuit which changes a voltage division ratio before the start of operation of the processing device and a voltage division ratio after the start of operation of the processing device, and
wherein the first and second voltages are generated by the voltage divider circuit dividing the power voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,139,882

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION BY CONFIGURING POWER MANAGEMENT PARAMETERS DURING RUN TIME

1. A method comprising:providing an interface of a processor to software during runtime that permits the software to set a plurality of power management constraint parameters for a power control unit of the processor during runtime of the processor without a reboot of the processor; and
clearing a respective lock bit for each of the plurality of power management constraint parameters on a reset event of the processor, wherein each lock bit disables the interface from changing a respective constraint parameter when set.

US Pat. No. 10,139,881

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM PORT POWER MANAGEMENT AND CABLE DETECT

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:a housing;
a processor disposed in the housing and operable to execute instructions to process information;
a memory disposed in the housing and interfaced with the processor, the memory operable to store the information;
at least one communication port disposed in the housing, the at least one communication port operable to accept a cable configured for a communication protocol having power transfer through the cable;
a power connector disposed in the housing and operable to accept a power cable that provides power from an external power supply;
a power controller interfaced with the at least one communication port and the power connector to accept power for application to the processor and memory, the power controller simultaneously accepting power from both the communication port and the power connector; and
a motion detector interfaced with the power controller and operable to detect motion of a cable in the communication port, the motion detector communicating detected motion to the power controller;
wherein the power controller in response to detected motion manages current droop associated with power supplied at the power connector by adapting to supply power with reduced impedance from only the power connector without power from the communication port before loss of power from the communication port.

US Pat. No. 10,139,880

DATA STORAGE SYSTEM AND METHOD ANALYZING NON-SIGNAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A data storage system, comprising:a storage device;
a host connected to the storage device via a data line and a power line; and
a protocol analyzer, connected to the data line between the host and the storage device and not connected to the power line between the host and the storage device,
wherein the host is configured to communicate a non-signal to the storage device via the power line,
upon detecting the non-signal, the storage device is configured to return the non-signal to the host via the data line, and
the protocol analyzer is configured to monitor the non-signal via the data line from the storage device and determine whether the non-signal is normally transferred via the power line.

US Pat. No. 10,139,879

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. An electronic device comprising:a display portion including a display surface and a back surface;
a touch input portion over the display surface; and
a first battery, a second battery, and a system portion over the back surface;
wherein a first bendable portion is provided in the display portion between the first battery and the second battery,
wherein a second bendable portion is provided in the display portion between the second battery and the system portion, and
wherein the first battery is electrically connected to the display portion and the touch input portion, and
wherein the second battery is electrically connected to the system portion.

US Pat. No. 10,139,878

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXTENDED POWER PERFORMANCE CAPABILITY DISCOVERY FOR A MODULAR CHASSIS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A chassis comprising:a plurality of power supply units, configured to deliver electrical energy via a power grid to information handling resources disposed in the chassis, the power supply units comprising first power supply units configured to deliver electrical energy via a first grid and second power supply units configured to deliver, responsive to a failure of the first grid, electrical energy to the information handling resources via a redundant grid; and
a chassis management controller communicatively coupled to the first power supply units via a first bus, communicatively coupled to the second power supply units via a second bus, and configured to perform operations comprising:
sending one or more queries to the plurality of power supply units, wherein each query is associated with a corresponding power supply operational parameter;
receiving, from at least some of the plurality of power supply units, one or more responses to the one or more queries, wherein each of the one or more responses indicates a present state of a corresponding power supply operational parameter;
receiving user configuration parameters governing operation of chassis components;
analyzing the one or more responses indicating a present state of a corresponding power supply operational parameter and the user configuration parameters to determine whether enhanced power performance mode operation is indicated;
responsive to determining that enhanced power performance mode operation is not indicated, operating a particular power supply unit as an idle redundant power supply;
responsive to determining that enhanced power performance mode operation is indicated, determining if an aggregate power allocation to the information handling resources exceeds a threshold power; and
responsive to determining that the aggregate power allocation to the information handling resources exceeds a threshold power, operating the particular power supply unit in an enhanced power performance mode, wherein the particular power supply unit is oversubscribed to provide power to the information handling resources disposed in the chassis; and
wherein a particular power supply operational parameter comprises an oversubscription threshold for each of the plurality of power supply units, and further wherein when the particular power supply is operating in the enhanced power performance mode, and wherein the operations include:
allocating power to the particular power supply unit in accordance with the oversubscription threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,139,877

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING AN ENERGY CONSUMING LOAD

ENCYCLE CORPORATION, (CA...

1. A system for managing an energy consuming load in a group of energy consuming loads comprising the load and a plurality of other loads, the system comprising:(a) a transmitter to transmit a set of load state data generated from the load;
(b) a receiver to receive sets of load state data generated from the other loads;
(c) a processor in communication with the receiver to generate the set of load state data from the load, to aggregate the sets of load state data from the group of loads, the processor configured to process the aggregated sets of load state data in order to make an enablement state decision for the load, the enablement state decision reflecting an enablement state of the load where the enablement state is either a load enabled state or a load disabled state, where each of the loads in the group of loads has an energy demand indication, the load state data comprising the energy demand indication, the enablement state decision incorporating the energy demand indication of the load and the energy demand indications of the other loads; and
(d) a controller in communication with the processor for causing the enablement state decision to be implemented,
wherein a goal of the enablement state decision is to achieve a target system equilibrium for the group of loads, wherein the target system equilibrium is equal to:
?i=1nIMAX*DCi wherein n=the number of loads in the group of loads; IMAX=the energy demand indication of load i; and DCi=the duty cycle of load i.

US Pat. No. 10,139,876

EFFICIENT REBOOT OF AN OPERATING SYSTEM EXECUTED IN A VIRTUAL MACHINE

VMware Inc., Palo Alto, ...

1. A method for rebooting system software for a computer system after updating a boot image, the method comprising:reloading a second level boot loader of a boot loader module for the system software into system memory, the second level boot loader configured to at least locate a boot-time module in a user space, copy boot-time module into a kernel space, verify a checksum or hash of a system software kernel and transfer control to the system software kernel;
shutting down all processing units of the computer system, except a selected one to be used for rebooting; and
executing the reboot operation on the selected processing unit to reboot the system software, wherein the reboot operation does not run platform firmware of the computer system and includes the steps of:
loading one or more updated modules of the boot image into the system memory;
executing the second level boot loader to load execution modules of the boot image including the system software kernel and the updated modules; and
transferring execution control to the system software kernel.

US Pat. No. 10,139,875

FAREWELL RESET AND RESTART METHOD FOR COEXISTENCE OF LEGACY AND NEXT GENERATION DEVICES OVER A SHARED MULTI-MODE BUS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A device, comprising:a first bus;
a second bus separate from the first bus;
a first set of devices coupled to the first bus and the second bus, the first set of devices configured to communicate over the first bus according to a first communication protocol, wherein the first set of devices is coupled to the first bus via at least one first connection and coupled to the second bus via at least one second connection, and wherein the at least one first connection is physically distinct from the at least one second connection; and
a second set of devices coupled to the first bus, the second set of devices configured to communicate over the first bus according to both the first communication protocol and a second communication protocol,
wherein
in a first mode of operation over the first bus, the first set of devices and second set of devices concurrently communicate over the first bus using the first communication protocol;
in a second mode of operation over the first bus, the second set of devices communicate with each other using the second communication protocol over the first bus, and the first set of devices are caused to stop operating over the first bus;
a disable command is sent over the first bus to cause the first set of devices to stop operating over the first bus while the second set of devices operate in the second mode over the first bus;
an enable command is sent over the second bus to cause the first set of devices to resume operating over the first bus while the first bus switches to operate in the first mode;
the first bus includes a plurality of lines, with N lines allocated for transmissions in the first mode, and M lines allocated for transmissions in the second mode; and
N and M are same integers greater than or equal to two (2) and a different number of logical transmission lanes are defined in the first and second modes.

US Pat. No. 10,139,874

HEAT SINK FOR USE IN STORAGE AND ASSOCIATED STORAGE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A heat dissipater (100) for a storage (200), the storage (200) comprising a drawer chassis (2), the drawer chassis (2) comprising at least one baffle (3) arranged in a direction perpendicular to a pulling direction (Y) of the drawer chassis (2) and accommodating disks (4) organized in a plurality of rows (1) and placed against the respective baffle, the heat dissipater (100) comprising:venting holes (5) arranged on the at least one baffle (3) and corresponding to the disks (4) placed against the respective baffle, respectively; and
flyers (6) arranged on the at least one baffle (3) and corresponding to the venting holes (5), respectively, the flyers (6) being arranged to block the corresponding venting holes (5) and to expose the corresponding venting holes (5) in response to an attraction of a magnetic winding (7).

US Pat. No. 10,139,873

ELECTRONICS ENCLOSURE WITH REDUNDANT THERMAL SENSING ARCHITECTURE

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product for redundant thermal sensing in a computer system, the computer program product comprising:a computer readable storage medium having computer usable program code embodied therewith, the computer usable program code executable by a processor to cause the processor to:
determine, by the processor, based on a measurement from a first thermal sensor on or proximate to a component of the computer system, that a component temperature of the component has surpassed a temperature threshold;
in response to the component temperature surpassing the temperature threshold, identify a second thermal sensor that is downstream from the component, as defined by airflow in the computer system;
determine a downstream temperature as measured by the second thermal sensor;
determine whether the downstream temperature exceeds the temperature threshold; and
in response to the downstream temperature exceeding the temperature threshold, initiate, by the processor, a cooling action to reduce the component temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,139,871

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH CIRCUIT PROTECTION AND ASSEMBLING METHOD THEREOF

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An electronic device with circuit protection, comprising:a body;
a first electronic module, disposed at the body;
a control unit, disposed at the body and electrically connected to the first electronic module;
a circuit protection unit, disposed at the body and electrically connected to the control unit;
an assembling unit, implemented as an electrically conductive screw which is physically and electrically connected to and detachably assembled onto the circuit protection unit of the body, to provide a trigger signal to the control unit, for the control unit to change a state of the first electronic module; and
a circuit board, wherein the circuit protection unit comprises a first pad and a second pad, disposed separated from each other on the circuit board such to form an electrical break, the control unit is electrically connected to one of the first pad and the second pad, and the other one of the first pad and the second pad is connected to ground, and the assembling unit connects to the first pad and the second pad such that the first pad, the second pad and the assembling unit are electrically conducted with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,139,870

CAPACITANCE SENSING ELECTRODE WITH INTEGRATED I/O MECHANISM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A portable electronic device comprising:an annular region having both touch sensing and display functionality;
a central region inside the annular region having both touch sensing and display functionality, the annular and central regions coupled to first communication lines; and
a movable touch-sensitive element located along a periphery of the annular region and surrounding the annular region, the movable touch-sensitive element configured for detecting lateral movement of an object along the device and coupled to second communication lines different from the first communication lines;
wherein the annular region, the central region and the movable touch-sensitive element are configured for being independently actuated and generating first and second signals transmitting respectively through the first and second communication lines and corresponding to first and second distinct inputs to the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,139,869

CAPACITIVE SENSORS FOR GRIP SENSING AND FINGER TRACKING

ANALOG DEVICES, INC., No...

1. A capacitive sensing apparatus usable with an electronic device with a display screen for grip sensing and/or finger tracking, wherein the capacitive sensing apparatus comprises:first capacitive sensors comprising a first set of strips spatially arranged in a first line on a first edge of the electronic device, the first set of strips having respective lengths and spacings between the first set of strips spanning lengthwise across the first line, wherein each strip of the first set of strips is configured to generate a respective response to an object positioned near the first line; and wherein the respective response of each strip of the first set of strips is saturated and non-varying when an object is positioned along the length of a respective strip of the first set of strips, and the respective response of each strip of the first set of strips is varying and tapers off as an object moves away from either end of the length a respective strip of the first set of strips;
wherein the respective lengths of each of the first set of strips are predetermined to reduce a span in which a respective response of each strip of the first set of strips may be saturated, and the respective spacings of the first set of strips are predetermined such that a respective varying and tapering response between each strip of the first set of strips is calculated as a reciprocal of a distance of the object, at least in part;
one or more processors configured for:
receiving first capacitive sensor measurements generated by each strip of the first set of strips in response to an object positioned near the first line;
determining ratio values from the first capacitive sensor measurements wherein, the ratio values represent magnitudes of each strip of the first set of strips and are based on calculating one or more gain independent ratios of the first capacitive sensor measurements;
generating a cross-correlation matrix from at least one of the first capacitive sensor measurements and the ratio values;
inferring grip sensing information or finger tracking information based on at least one of the ratio values and the cross-correlation matrix; and
reporting the grip sensing information or finger tracking information.

US Pat. No. 10,139,868

COVER FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A tablet computer accessory, comprising:a cover operable in at least an open configuration and in a closed configuration, the cover comprising:
a middle section having a centerline and comprising:
an interior surface configured to attach to a rear surface of a tablet computer; and
an exterior surface opposite the interior surface;
a first end section comprising a keyboard and coupled to the middle section by a first lateral hinge, the first lateral hinge permitting the first end section to fold over the exterior surface of the middle section toward the centerline in the open configuration and to fold over the interior surface of the middle section toward the centerline when in the closed configuration; and
a second end section coupled to the middle section by a second lateral hinge, the second lateral hinge permitting the second end section to fold over the exterior surface of the middle section toward the centerline in the open configuration and to fold over the interior surface of the middle section toward the centerline when in the closed configuration; and
a closure comprising:
a first closure component coupled to the first end section; and
a second closure component coupled to the second end section; wherein
the closure is communicably coupled to the keyboard and configured to electrically disable the keyboard independently from powering off the tablet computer when the first closure component meets the second closure component when the cover is in the closed configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,139,867

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first body;
a second body;
a connection member for connecting the first body with the second body;
wherein the connection member comprises:
a first pivot part for pivotally connecting to the first body;
a second pivot part for pivotally connecting to the second body; and
an electrical connection unit for adapting to the first pivot part and the second pivot part and electrically connecting the first body with the second body through the first pivot part and the second pivot part; and,
wherein the connection member connects a first wiring harness group disposed in the first body with a second wiring harness group disposed in the second body by the electrical connection unit, and wiring harnesses in the first wiring harness group do not directly contact to wiring harnesses in the second wiring harness group, a number of wirings in the first wiring harness group differs from a number of wirings in the second wiring harness group, and wherein the first body is movable with respect to the second body via the connection member, and the first body can perform a 360° movement with respect to the second body.

US Pat. No. 10,139,865

APPARATUS HOLDING STRUCTURE

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. A holding structure that holds, when an apparatus is placed on a placement surface, an orientation of the apparatus, the holding structure comprising:an axis portion;
a body portion configured to be rotatable about the axis portion and to hold the orientation of the apparatus; and
a stopping portion, wherein
the body portion is rotatable about the axis portion from a first position to a second position,
a part of the body portion initiates contact with the stopping portion at an intermediate rotational position during rotation of the body portion from the first position to the second position,
the intermediate rotational position is distinct from the first position and the second position, and
the first position is a closed state and the second position is an open state,
the stopping portion allows free rotation of the body portion between the first position and the intermediate position, and
the stopping portion stops rotation of the body portion in at least one direction.

US Pat. No. 10,139,864

MERCHANT/CUSTOMER POS INTERACTION SYSTEM

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A tablet computer orienting system, comprising:a tablet computer chassis base, comprising:
a first wall configured to engage a support surface when the tablet computer chassis base is in a first orientation;
a second wall extending from the first wall and configured to engage the support surface when the tablet computer chassis base is in a second orientation that is rotated relative to the first orientation;
a tablet computer housing member extending between the first wall and the second wall and defining a tablet computer housing that is configured to house a tablet computer;
a tablet computer housing entrance defined by the tablet computer housing member adjacent the tablet computer housing, wherein the tablet computer housing entrance is configured to allow a tablet computer to enter the tablet computer housing; and
a chassis data connector that is located adjacent the tablet computer housing, wherein the chassis connector is configured to connect to a tablet computer when the tablet computer being housed in the tablet computer housing;
at least one data input subsystem on the tablet computer chassis base that is communicatively coupled to the chassis data connector and that is configured to communicate with a tablet computer that is connected to the chassis data connector; and
a tablet securing member that is configured to physically constrain a tablet computer to the tablet computer chassis base, wherein the physically constraining the tablet computer to the tablet computer chassis base causes:
the chassis data connector to directly engage a tablet data connector that is part of the tablet computer such that the tablet computer establishes a data connection with the at least one data input subsystem; and
prevents access to the tablet computer housing entrance in order to secure the tablet computer in the tablet computer housing.

US Pat. No. 10,139,863

STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING TERMINAL SCREEN FROM BEING DAMAGED DURING FALLING

ZTE CORPORATION, Guangdo...

1. A structure for preventing a terminal screen from being damaged during falling, comprising a terminal body, and an air duct and a sensor provided within the terminal body, wherein the air duct is provided with a fan therein, the sensor is electrically connected to the fan via a main control chip within the terminal body, the sensor is capable of receiving a signal indicating that the terminal body falls towards a ground and controlling a switch of the fan through the main control chip, two ends of the air duct are respectively provided with an air inlet and an air outlet, and the air outlet of the air duct is provided on the terminal body.

US Pat. No. 10,139,862

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. L...

1. An electronic apparatus including a portable information device and an accessory device capable of being removably coupled to each other through a coupling mechanism, comprising:a state detector in at least one of the portable information device and the accessory device to detect whether the electronic apparatus is in a predetermined stable position;
an intention detector that detects whether there is an intention of detaching the portable information device from the accessory device; and
a control unit that operates the coupling mechanism when it detects an output from the state detector that the electronic apparatus is in the stable position, and when it detects an output from the intention detector that there is the intention of detaching the portable information device from the accessory device, wherein:
the coupling mechanism has a first attractive body and a second attractive body that are magnetically attracted to each other, and a moving part that moves the first attractive body relative to the second attractive body to change an attracted state between the first attractive body and the second attractive body,
the moving part moves the first attractive body and the second attractive body in a direction from a lock position, when an attractive force between the first attractive body and the second attractive body is large, and to a half-lock position when the attractive force between the first attractive body and the second attractive body is smaller than that of the lock position,
the state detector has an acceleration sensor,
the moving part can move the first attractive body relative to the second attractive body, to the lock position when the attractive force between the first attractive body and the second attractive body is largest, to an unlock position when a repulsive force is generated between the first attractive body and the second attractive body, and to the half-lock position when the attractive force between the first attractive body and the second attractive body is smaller than that of the lock position,
the intention detector has a first pressure-sensitive sensor and a second pressure-sensitive sensor, and
when it is detected from an output of the first pressure-sensitive sensor and the second pressure-sensitive sensor that there is an intention of detaching the portable information device from the accessory device, and in such a state that the electronic apparatus is detected to be in the stable position from output of the acceleration sensor, the control unit changes the first attractive body, from the lock position to the unlock position, when it is detected from only one of the first pressure-sensitive sensor and the second pressure-sensitive sensor that there is the intention of detaching the portable information device from the accessory device, and in a state where the electronic apparatus is detected to be in the stable position from the output of the acceleration sensor, the control unit changes the first attractive body from the lock position to the half-lock position.

US Pat. No. 10,139,861

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE CASE ACCESSORIES AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

TARGUS GROUP INTERNATIONA...

1. A case for a computer tablet, the computer tablet comprising a back side and a display side, the case comprising:a base panel configured to rest on a work surface;
a support member pivotally coupled to the base panel and extending from the pivotal coupling; and
a holder to receive and support the computer tablet with the display side accessible; and
a rotatable connector coupled to the support member and the holder to enable rotational movement of the holder between portrait and landscape orientations,
wherein the base panel and support member are configured to pivot to a closed orientation wherein the holder faces the base panel and the display side is covered by the base panel and the support member extends along an exterior of the case and such that the base panel and the support member are substantially parallel to one another and retain at least a majority of the computer tablet, and
wherein the base panel and support member are further configured to pivot to an open orientation to support the holder and the computer tablet in an elevated position and such that the holder rests on the base panel.

US Pat. No. 10,139,860

POWER DISTRIBUTION IN A DOCKING STATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A docking station comprising:a housing;
a first connector to connect to a portable computing device;
a second connector to connect to an accessory;
a first circuit; and
a power circuit coupled to the first connector and the second connector to provide power to the first circuit from either the portable computing device or the accessory in a first mode, and to either not provide power to the first circuit or provide power to the first circuit from the portable computing device in a second mode,
wherein while in the first mode, the power circuit provides power to the first circuit from the portable computing device when a voltage provided by the portable computing device is higher than a voltage provided by the accessory, and the power circuit provides power to the first circuit from the accessory when a voltage provided by the portable computing device is lower than a voltage provided by the accessory.

US Pat. No. 10,139,859

WEARABLE COMPUTING DEVICE

MOTIV, INC., San Francis...

1. A system, comprising:a wearable ring computing device, the ring computing device including a housing, the housing having an interior bounding member and an exterior bounding member, the interior bounding member and the exterior bounding member being configured for being coupled together to form a waterproof cavity there between;
a curved battery positioned within the cavity, the curved battery having an arc approximating a corresponding arc of the ring housing;
a sensor module, the sensor module positioned within the cavity and proximate the battery, the sensor module comprising one or more sensors, the one or more sensors comprising one or more of a pedometer, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a heart rate sensor, a pulse oximeter, a sleep monitor, an internal measurement unit, a thermometer, a Galvanic skin response sensor, and an electrocardiogram, the one or more sensors being configured to sense a change in a condition of a wearer of the ring;
a flexible printed circuit board positioned within the cavity proximate one or both of the curved battery and the sensor module, the flexible printed circuit board portion comprising:
a processor, the processor configured for determining one or more of a number of steps taken, a quality of sleep, a heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature of a user of the ring computing device; and
a memory, associated with the processor for storing data; and
a semiconducting light element disposed at least partially within the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,139,858

APPARATUS WITH ELASTICALLY TRANSFORMABLE BODY

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:a transformable shaped body configured to be elastically stretchable by a user between a visual display device and a user-wearable input device, the transformable shaped body having at least a first-operating-configuration having a relatively large operating surface area of a first width and height, the first configuration being the visual display device comprising a flexible display, and a second-operating configuration-having a second width larger than the first width and a second height smaller than the first height, the second configuration being the user-wearable touch input device configured to be worn by the user;
a power saving circuit within the transformable shaped body, including audio processing configured to trigger a start phase to transition from a low-power consuming mode for power saving of components within the transformable shaped body, in response to a detected voice command by the audio processing;
the transformable shaped body elastically stretched by the user in the second operating configuration forming the user-wearable touch input device within the transformable shaped body, configured to receive user touch input signals indicating an update of navigation information, after the start phase has been triggered by the voice command;
a communication interface within the transformable shaped body, configured to provide a wireless link for the apparatus to receive source location indications from one or more transmitting locations and configured to determine a geographic position of the transformable shaped body with respect to the transmitting locations;
the transformable shaped body elastically stretched by the user in the first operating configuration forming the visual display device within the transformable shaped body, configured to display navigation information based on a determined geographic position of the transformable shaped body, after the start phase has been triggered by the voice command; and
a flexible interconnection within the transformable shaped body, between at least two components within the transformable shaped body, comprising stretchable interconnects to the flexible display;
wherein the flexible interconnection is configured to interconnect, within the transformable shaped body, at least one of the flexible display, the user-wearable input device, or the communication interface with at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 10,139,857

ACCESSORY

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. An accessory comprising:a main body including a communication module that is configured to communicate with a predetermined network; and
a container including a main body-coupling portion that is located at an upper portion of the container and configured to separably couple to the main body,
wherein the main body includes an upper edge extending along a circumference of a first predetermined figure,
wherein the container includes a lower edge extending along a circumference of a third predetermined figure, and
wherein, based on the main body being coupled to the container, one of the upper edge of the main body and the lower edge of the container is located closer to a central axis passing the main body in a vertical direction than the other of the upper edge of the main body and the lower edge of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,139,856

ACCESSORY ASSEMBLY

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. An accessory having a main body, the main body comprising:a case that defines an external appearance of the main body;
a main switch located within the case and configured to be pushed downward; and
an elastic operation portion that is located vertically above the main switch and extends radially outward toward an inner surface of the case, the elastic operation portion being configured to elastically deform downward to thereby push the main switch,
wherein the elastic operation portion includes:
a middle part located vertically above the main switch,
a first bent part extending radially outward from a first end of the middle part, the first bent part having a first curvature that is convex downward, and
a second bent part extending radially outward from a second end of the middle part opposite the first end, the second bent part having a second curvature that is convex downward.

US Pat. No. 10,139,855

CASE WITH STRAP COMPRISING COMPUTER CABLE COUPLED THERETO

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A case, comprising:at least one exterior surface;
at least one compartment internal to the exterior surface and in which at least one system component can be placed; and
a strap removably engageable with the exterior surface;
a cable coupled to the strap and that is useable to transmit at least one of data and power between two devices, wherein the cable comprises a connector at a first end of the cable;
a first port at which the connector is connectable, the first port disposed at the exterior surface; and
a second port accessible from inside the at least one compartment, the second port electrically coupled to the first port, the second port connectable to a system component.

US Pat. No. 10,139,854

DYNAMIC DISPLAY RESOLUTION MANAGEMENT FOR AN IMMERSED INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT

DELL PRODUCTS L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:a processor operable to process information for presentation to a user as visual images;
memory interfaced with the processor and operable to store the information;
a graphics system interfaced with the processor and memory, the graphics system operable to generate the visual images at one or more display devices;
a display device interfaced with the graphics system and operable to present the visual images at a display area, the display device storing extended display identification data (EDID) that defines display device performance characteristics including at least one pre-existing EDID having a native resolution of the display device;
a resolution engine associated with the graphics system and operable to retrieve the EDID from the display device and apply the EDID to format the visual information as pixel values compatible with the display device; and
one or more sensors interfaced with the processor and operable to sense one or more conditions proximate the display device, the one or more conditions including at least an object disposed on the display device;
a resolution mapping engine interfaced with the one or more sensors;
wherein the resolution engine responds to one or more sensed conditions by defining a new non-native resolution having non-standard timing for presentation of information by the display device at less than all of the display area, storing the non-native resolution in EDID of the display device in association with the one or more sensed conditions, and applying the non-native resolution to present visual information as pixel values, the pixel values adapting the visual information to compensate for the one or more sensed conditions;
wherein the resolution engine defines non-native resolutions having non-standard timing by defining at least some pixel values to have black values and translating content to pixels other than those with black values; and
wherein the resolution mapping engine detects the one or more sensed conditions and compares the one or more sensed conditions stored in association with non-native resolutions to identify and apply in response to the one or more sensed conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,139,853

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIGHT EMITTING METAL KNOB

Jaeho Choi, (KR)

1. A method for manufacturing a light emitting metal knob comprising:a metal plate processing step of forming a light blocking metal plate in a cap shape including an upper plate portion and a side plate portion;
a display groove forming step of forming a light emitting display groove in an upper surface of the upper plate portion of the light blocking metal plate;
a first resin layer coupling step of coupling a first resin layer, which is made of a light transmitting synthetic resin, to the upper surface of the upper plate portion of the light blocking metal plate so as to fill the light emitting display groove;
an upper surface plane-cutting step of cutting the upper surface of the upper plate portion of the light blocking metal plate such that the first resin layer filled in the light emitting display groove is remained;
an anodizing step of applying an anodic oxidation treatment to the light blocking metal plate and then applying an organic dye to realize a color;
a lower surface plane-cutting step of cutting a lower surface of the upper plate portion of the light blocking metal plate such that the first resin layer coupled into the light emitting display groove is exposed from the lower surface of the upper plate portion of the light blocking metal plate to form a light emitting display window; and
a second resin layer coupling step of coupling a second resin layer, which is made of a light transmitting synthetic resin, to the lower surface of the upper plate portion of the light blocking metal plate.

US Pat. No. 10,139,852

ASSISTIVE CONTROL ATTACHMENT FOR AN APPLIANCE

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. An assistive control attachment for an appliance for communicating a mode of operation of the appliance to a user, the assistive control attachment comprising:a control attachment housing configured to be attached to an existing control of the appliance, wherein the existing control is mounted to a control panel of the appliance, and wherein a bezel is disposed between the existing control and the control panel, and wherein the control attachment housing has a bezel portion that is sized to overlay the bezel disposed between the existing control and the control panel so that the bezel portion of the control attachment housing is seated against or positioned substantially adjacent to a planar surface of the control panel;
a sensing device connected to the control attachment housing;
a communication interface connected to the control attachment housing, the communication interface configured to communicate the mode of operation of the appliance to the user; and
a controller connected to the control attachment housing and communicatively coupled with the sensing device and the communication interface, the controller configured to:
receive one or more signals from the sensing device indicative of a position of the assistive control attachment;
determine the position of the assistive control attachment based at least in part on the one or more signals;
determine the mode of operation of the appliance based at least in part on the position of the assistive control attachment; and
send one or more signals to the communication interface to communicate the mode of operation of the appliance to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,139,851

RADIO DECORATION SYSTEM

4. A radio decoration system comprising:a vehicle;
a radio being coupled to said vehicle, said radio having a plurality of knobs wherein each of said knobs is configured to be manipulated, each of said knobs controlling operational parameters of said radio, each of said knobs having a perimeter surface; and
a plurality of covers, each of said covers being removably coupled to an associated one of said knobs, each of said covers being structured to have an ornamental appearance of athletic equipment, each of said covers comprising:
a cup having a basal wall and a peripheral wall extending away from said basal wall, said peripheral wall being continuous such that said cup has a cylindrical shape, peripheral wall having a distal edge with respect to said basal wall, said distal edge defining an opening into said cup, said peripheral wall having an inner surface, said basal wall having an outwardly facing surface, said cup insertably receiving an associated one of said knobs such that said inner surface of said cup frictionally engages said perimeter surface of said associated knob such that said cup is removably retained on said associated knob, and
an ornament being coupled to said outwardly facing surface of said cup wherein said ornament is configured to be manipulated, said ornament having an outward surface, said outward surface being structured to resemble the athletic equipment wherein said ornament is configured to change an appearance of said associated knob,
a light emitter being coupled to said outward surface of said ornament, and
a button positioned on said outward surface of said ornament, said button being electrically coupled to said light emitter for turning said light emitter on and off.

US Pat. No. 10,139,850

ANALOG BOOST CIRCUIT FOR FAST RECOVERY OF MIRRORED CURRENT

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A method, comprising:mirroring an input current in an input circuit leg to an output current in an output circuit leg;
selectively actuating the output circuit leg;
prior to said selectively actuating, generating a copy current in a copy circuit leg that is mirrored with the input current in the input circuit leg; and
after selectively actuating, responding to a decrease in magnitude of the copy current due to charge sharing at a common mirror node of the input circuit leg, output circuit leg and copy circuit leg by generating a response current which discharges said common mirror node.

US Pat. No. 10,139,849

SIMPLE CMOS THRESHOLD VOLTAGE EXTRACTION CIRCUIT

Honeywell International I...

1. A circuit comprising:first circuitry comprising a first current mirror;
a first resistor; and
a second resistor, wherein the first resistor and the second resistor are substantially matched;
second circuitry comprising a second current mirror, wherein:
the second current mirror comprises a first transistor and a second transistor,
a width-to-length ratio of the second transistor is greater than a width-to-length ratio of the first transistor,
the circuit is configured to cause a first current through the first transistor to be substantially equal to a second current through the second transistor and to cause the second current to pass through the first resistor; and
a third transistor, wherein:
the second transistor and the third transistor are substantially matched,
the circuit is configured to cause a third current through the third transistor to be substantially equal to the second current through the second transistor and to cause the third current to pass through the second resistor, and
a gate-drain voltage of the third transistor is substantially equal to a voltage across the second resistor;
an output interface configured to output a drain-source voltage across the third transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,139,848

GENERATING LEAKAGE CANCELING CURRENT IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING SYSTEMS

Motiv Power Systems, Inc....

1. A non-isolated charger module, comprising:a power converter having a plurality of input leads, a first output lead, and a second output lead, wherein the power converter is adapted to receive an Alternating Current (AC) supply onto the plurality of input leads and to generate a positive Direct Current (DC) supply signal and a negative DC supply signal, and wherein the positive DC supply signal is supplied onto the first output lead and the negative DC supply signal is supplied onto the second output lead; and
a leakage current cancelation circuit having a first input lead and a second input lead, wherein the first input lead is coupled to the first output lead of the power converter, wherein the second input lead is coupled to the second output lead of the power converter, wherein the leakage current cancelation circuit generates a leakage cancelation current, and wherein the leakage cancelation current is supplied onto the plurality of input leads of the power converter.

US Pat. No. 10,139,847

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING PV PRODUCTION WITHIN ENERGY EXPORT CONSTRAINTS

SolarCity Corporation, S...

1. A method of controlling photovoltaic (PV) production and storage at a site having an inverter and a controllable storage load, the method comprising:(a) monitoring a gross electric load of the site and an actual PV output from the inverter over time;
(b) during a first time period, determining, with a processor, a net load at the site based on the gross electric load and the actual PV output during the first time period;
(c) comparing, with the processor, the net load to at least one of a lower threshold or an upper threshold; and
(d) controlling the PV production and storage by:
when the net load is below the lower threshold, controlling the inverter to turn off PV production;
when the net load is above the upper threshold, setting a set point of the inverter to a target PV output determined based on the gross electric load and a first guard band value; and
when the net load is between the lower threshold and the upper threshold, increasing the set point of the inverter and controlling the controllable storage load to increase its load.

US Pat. No. 10,139,846

DC POWER GRID AND EQUIPMENT

1. A direct current electric power grid having multiple local connection points each of which locally sense grid voltage at the connection points, wherein a defined target voltage is used at one or more connection points such that when a connection sensed grid voltage is higher than the target voltage the grid condition at the connection point is HIGH and when the connection sensed grid voltage is lower than the target voltage the grid condition at the connection point is LOW;the grid comprising:
at each of at least two connection points at separate locations: a high priority load and a low priority load; and
at least two solar electric power input connection points;
wherein when the connection point is LOW the connection point provides power from the grid to the high priority load but not the low priority load, and when the connection point is HIGH, the connection point provides power from the grid to both the high priority load and the low priority load, and
wherein one or more nodes contain a current governor that limits current passing through wires from the one or more nodes to adjacent nodes by decreasing a pulsed duty cycle of the power passing through the wires, in response to sensed high current in the wires that approaches or exceeds a threshold current value.

US Pat. No. 10,139,845

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENERGY CONSUMPTION MANAGEMENT IN BROADBAND TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS VIA ADAPTIVE POWER MANAGEMENT

Society of Cable Telecomm...

1. A system for energy consumption management in a telecommunications network via adaptive power system management, the system comprising:a. a network or a portion thereof that is composed of a plurality of different types of equipment;
b. an adaptive power system for controlling the energy consumption of a plurality of elements within the equipment within the network;
c. a network energy controller within the adaptive power system that uses a set of protocols to control the energy consumption of the plurality of elements within the network; and
d. wherein the network energy controller uses a packet-switched network that interlinks one or more controllers, wherein the controllers are energy macro-, mini- and micro-controllers, and the network energy controller function is distributed throughout the network via an energy macro-controller, a plurality of energy mini-controllers and a plurality of energy micro-controllers.

US Pat. No. 10,139,843

WIRELESS THERMOSTATIC CONTROLLED ELECTRIC HEATING SYSTEM

Honeywell International I...

1. A wireless thermostat system for an electric heater, comprising:a thermostat having a first temperature sensor;
an equipment interface module (EIM) separate from the thermostat and wirelessly connected to the thermostat, the EIM comprising:
an antenna sub-system; and
a relay sub-system connected to the antenna sub-system; and
wherein:
the thermostat comprises a wireless transmitter;
the antenna sub-system comprises:
an antenna for detecting signals from the wireless transmitter; and
a first electronic circuit having a second temperature sensor and an input connected to the antenna;
the relay sub-system comprises:
a second electronic circuit having an input connected to an output of the first electronic circuit; and
a relay with an input connected to an output of the second electronic circuit, and having an output for connecting power to an input of an electric heater;
the EIM is configured to control the electric heater in response to control signals received from the thermostat, the control signals being based on temperature sensed with the first temperature sensor; and
the EIM is configured to control the electric heater independent of the thermostat when the second temperature sensor senses a temperature below a predetermined temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,139,842

METHOD OF CORRECTING CONTROL LOGIC OF SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION CATALYST AND EXHAUST SYSTEM USING THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An exhaust system comprising:an engine adapted to generate exhaust gas while burning fuel and air;
an intake pipe connected to and supplying the air to the engine;
an exhaust pipe connected to the engine, the exhaust gas flowing through the exhaust pipe;
an SCR catalyst mounted on the exhaust pipe and adapted to reduce nitrogen oxide contained in the exhaust gas using a reducing agent;
a reducing agent supplier mounted on the exhaust pipe between the engine and the SCR catalyst and adapted to inject the reducing agent;
an input variable detector adapted to detect input variables; and
a controller including a control logic for calculating an injection amount of the reducing agent for the SCR catalyst and adapted to control the reducing agent supplier according to the injection amount of the reducing agent,
wherein the controller is adapted to discretize the input variables, to standardize the discretized input variables, and to correct the control logic in response to determining that the discretized input variables are within a correction range, and
wherein the controller discretizes the input variables by equations

wherein fTemp is discretized temperature of the SCR catalyst, TCat is the temperature of the SCR catalyst, T0 is reference temperature, ?TDiscret is unit temperature, fdm_EG is discretized exhaust flow rate, dm_EG is the exhaust flow rate, dm0 is reference exhaust flow rate, and ?dmDiscret is unit exhaust flow rate.

US Pat. No. 10,139,841

OVERFILL PREVENTION VALVE ASSEMBLY

Clay and Bailey Manufactu...

1. An overfill prevention system for use with a liquid storage tank, said system comprising:a valve assembly defining a downwardly open discharge opening configured to discharge liquid at least principally in a downward direction;
a pilot tube fixed relative to and projecting downwardly relative to the valve assembly,
said pilot tube defining an internal channel in fluid communication with the valve assembly,
said pilot tube further defining a discharge hole spaced downwardly from the valve assembly and in fluid communication with the internal channel and the tank;
a float buoyantly shiftable along the pilot tube between an open position in which the float exposes the discharge hole when liquid within the tank is below a predetermined level and a closed position in which the float covers the discharge hole when liquid within the tank reaches or exceeds the predetermined level; and
a flow diverter disposed between the discharge opening and the float,
said flow diverter configured to deflect liquid from the discharge opening away from the float,
said float engaging the flow diverter when the float is in the closed position, with the flow diverter limiting further upward shifting of the float.

US Pat. No. 10,139,840

SYSTEM, DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR FLUID DISPENSING CONTROL

1. A system for fluid dispensing control, comprising:a) a fluid dispensing control device, comprising:
a processor;
a non-transitory memory;
an input/output component;
a dispensing controller;
a flow monitor; and
a parameterization manager; all connected via
a data bus;
b) a fluid dispenser; and
c) a fluid flow meter;
wherein the fluid dispensing control device communicates with the fluid dispenser to control dispensing of a fluid, such that the fluid dispensing control device communicates with the fluid flow meter to receive information on an actual fluid flow emitted from the fluid dispenser;
wherein the fluid dispensing control device is configured with a parameterized system response function, which calculates an estimated system response flow based on an input dispensing parameter setting;
such that the fluid dispensing control device is configured to control the fluid dispenser to attain a predetermined fluid dispensing target flow, via lookup in the parameterized system response function to compute the input dispensing parameter setting;
wherein the dispensing controller is configured to communicate with the fluid dispenser to control dispensing of a fluid, based on parameterization information obtained in communication with the parameterization manager; wherein the flow monitor is configured to communicate with the fluid flow meter to receive information on actual fluid flow from the fluid dispenser; and the parameterization manager is configured to store, update, and process the parameterized system response function.

US Pat. No. 10,139,839

FLOW-CONTROL VALVE

1. A flow-control valve for liquid-conducting heating or cooling systems, the flow-control valve comprising:a housing having an inlet port, an outlet port, and a connection fitting therebetween;
a flow-control assembly in the connection fitting of the housing between the inlet port and the outlet port;
a pressure-control assembly in the housing that maintains constant a pressure differential between the input and output pressures upstream of and downstream of the flow-control assembly in the connection fitting;
a spindle with an actuating element projecting out of the housing;
a first valve subassembly in the flow-control assembly having a first seat on the housing and a first valve body in the housing fixed on the spindle, engageable with the first seat, and acting on the flow-control assembly or on parts thereof; and
a second valve subassembly in the flow control assembly and formed from a second valve body on the spindle so as to be displaceable therealong and a second seat for the second valve body and formed in the first valve body, the second valve body being displaceable toward and away from the second seat of the first valve body such that a cross section of a flow passage through the connection fitting can be varied by the flow-control valve.

US Pat. No. 10,139,838

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MULTIPLE DRONE DELIVERY SYSTEM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, by a processor, for managing drones, comprising:enabling a plurality of drones to couple to each other at a first location;
while the plurality of drones are coupled to each other, controlling the plurality of drones such that the plurality of drones travel from the first location to a second location;
enabling at least one of the plurality of drones to detach from the others of the plurality of drones at the second location;
controlling the at least one detached drone such that the at least one detached drone travels from the second location to a third location;
before the plurality of drones travel from the first location to the second location, enabling a respective product of a plurality of products to be loaded onto each of the plurality of drones; and
after the at least one detached drone travels from the second location to the third location, controlling the at least one detached drone to deliver the respective product to the third location.

US Pat. No. 10,139,837

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH ENVIRONMENTAL SENSING

Hangzhou Zero Zero Techno...

1. An aerial system, comprising:a body;
a lift mechanism coupled to the body and configured to controllably provide lift and/or thrust;
a processing system configured to control the lift mechanism to provide flight to the aerial system;
a camera coupled to the body and configured to obtain images of an environment proximate the aerial system; and,
a sensor module coupled to the body and including first and second sets of emitters and a receiver, each set of emitters including at least one emitter, the receiver being configured to sense data related to an ambient environment associated with the aerial system, the processing system being further configured to control a controllable parameter of the lift mechanism or one of the emitters as a function of the sensed data, the processing system being further configured to switch between the first and second sets of emitters as a function of the sensed data, the first set of emitters being associated with normal light conditions and the second set of emitters being associated with high-noise and/or low-light conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,139,836

AUTONOMOUS AERIAL POINT OF ATTRACTION HIGHLIGHTING FOR TOUR GUIDES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for highlighting a point of attraction, comprising the steps of:receiving, by a processor, a request to view a point of attraction;
determining, by the processor, an autonomous aerial vehicle from a plurality of autonomous aerial vehicles, based on preconfigured criteria, to be sent to the requested point of attraction;
tracing, by the processor, a circumference with a laser, wherein the circumference contains at least the point of attraction;
receiving, by the processor, video data from the determined autonomous aerial vehicle, wherein the video data hones in on the circumference by illuminating the circumference with lighting;
focusing, by the processor, on the point of attraction contained within the circumference; and
displaying, by the processor, the video data depicting the point of attraction as a respective output for each user of a plurality of users, wherein the displayed video data is distinct for each respective user of the plurality of users.

US Pat. No. 10,139,835

VEHICLE POSITION DETECTOR, AUTOMATIC STEERING CONTROLLER, VEHICLE POSITION DETECTING METHOD, AND AUTOMATIC STEERING CONTROL METHOD

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An automatic steering controller that controls automatic steering on the basis of a satellite positioning position detected by satellite positioning or an autonomous navigation position detected by autonomous navigation, said automatic steering controller comprisinga determining unit that determines occurrence of a position jump on the basis of a positional difference between said autonomous navigation position and said satellite positioning position,
wherein said determining unit compares, with a threshold, said positional difference between said satellite positioning position and said autonomous navigation position, and determines when said positional difference falls within said threshold that said satellite positioning position is represented by an acceptable value and determines when said positional difference does not fail within said threshold that said satellite positioning position is represented by an unacceptable value, and
said determining unit controls said automatic steering on the basis of said autonomous navigation position when said satellite positioning position is represented by said unacceptable value.

US Pat. No. 10,139,834

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING LOCAL AND CLOUD DATA IN A VEHICLE AND A CLOUD SERVER FOR TRANSMITTING CLOUD DATA TO VEHICLES

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A control system for a vehicle, comprising:a vehicle sensing module configured to provide local data;
a cloud interface unit configured to provide remote data received from a cloud server, the cloud server is remote from the vehicle and processes data received from sources other than the vehicle;
a processing unit configured to process the local data and the remote data and to generate at least one vehicle control command based thereon; and
a vehicle control unit configured to control at least one vehicle feature based on the at least one vehicle control command,
wherein the remote data and the local data are associated with a processing priority level, wherein a first priority level is associated with the local data, and a second priority level is associated with the remote data, and the processing unit is configured to vary a frequency of processing of the remote data and the local data by decreasing the frequency of processing from the first priority level to the second priority level.

US Pat. No. 10,139,833

SIX-DIMENSIONAL POINT CLOUD SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A vehicle, comprising:at least one control system configured to control the vehicle; and
a six-dimensional point cloud system, comprising:
a multiple input multiple output radar system;
a memory; and
a processor communicatively connected to the multiple input multiple output radar system and the memory, the processor configured to:
receive, from the multiple input multiple output radar system, a current data frame comprising a point cloud, the point cloud including three-dimensional position information and Doppler data corresponding to an object detected by the multiple input multiple output radar system at each point in the point cloud;
calculate, for each point in the point cloud, a three-dimensional velocity of the respective point in the point cloud based upon the three-dimensional position information and Doppler data associated with the point in the current data frame and data from a previous data frame stored in them memory;
segment each point in the point cloud into one or more clusters of points based upon the three-dimensional position information associated with each respective point and the calculated three-dimensional velocity of each respective point;
compute a kinematic state of each of the one or more clusters of points, the kinematic state including a center of mass for the respective cluster of points, a reference velocity for the respective cluster of points, an angular velocity for the respective cluster of points, and contour points for the respective cluster of points;
determine an object type associated with each of the one or more cluster; and
determine a threat level and a response command based upon the determined object type and the kinematic state of each of the one or more clusters of points, wherein the response command causes the at least one control system to control the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,139,832

COMPUTER-ASSISTED OR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING WITH REGION-OF-INTEREST DETERMINATION FOR TRAFFIC LIGHT ANALYSIS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system for computer assisted or autonomous driving of an ego vehicle, comprising:a region-of-interest for traffic light analysis (ROIFTLA) identification component to receive a current pose of the ego vehicle, and to apply the current pose of the ego vehicle to a plurality of traffic light poses to identify a region-of-interest (ROI) in an image of a frontal view of the ego vehicle, for a determination of a current state of a traffic light to be taken into consideration in provision of assistance to, or autonomous operation of, the ego vehicle, the traffic light being within the ROI in the image, and is one of a plurality of traffic lights in the frontal view of the ego vehicle, wherein each traffic light pose comprises coordinates and orientation relative to an origin of a traffic light coordinate system that is different from a map's coordinate system employed by the system to provide assistance to, or autonomously operate, the ego vehicle to traverse a route, and wherein the current pose of the ego vehicle comprises coordinates and yaw relative to an origin of the map's coordinate system, employed by the system to provide assistance to, or autonomously operate the ego vehicle to traverse a route; and
a traffic light analysis component coupled to the ROIFTLA identification component to determine the current state of the traffic light within the ROI in the image, and output the current state of the traffic light within the ROI in the image for use to provide assistance to, or autonomously operate, the ego vehicle, wherein to apply the current pose of the ego vehicle to the plurality of traffic light poses to identify the ROI in the image of a horizon for the determination of the current state of the traffic light within the ROI in the image to be taken into consideration, the ROIFTLA identification component is to transform the coordinates and yaw of the current pose of the ego vehicle from relative to the origin of the map's coordinate system to relative to the origin of the traffic light coordinate system, and apply a distance and an orientation constraint to the transformed coordinates and yaw of the current pose of the ego vehicle and the coordinates and orientations of the plurality of traffic light poses to identify the ROI in the image for the determination of the current state of the traffic light within the ROI in the image to be taken into consideration.

US Pat. No. 10,139,831

VEHICLE SYSTEM AND VEHICLE CONTROLLER FOR CONTROLLING VEHICLE

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A vehicle system, comprising:a processor coupled to a vehicle, the processor configured to store a lane change parameter; and
a feature sensor that detects a feature of a passenger in the vehicle, wherein
the processor is programmed to
control the vehicle to execute an assisted lane change based on the lane change parameter, the lane change parameter defining a characteristic of the assisted lane change,
communicate with the feature sensor to detect the feature of the passenger during the assisted lane change,
determine whether the passenger was comfortable during the assisted lane change based on the detected feature of the passenger, and
modify the lane change parameter upon determining that the passenger was uncomfortable, wherein
the processor uses a machine learning model to determine whether the passenger was comfortable during the assisted lane change,
the vehicle system further comprises a human-machine interface mounted in the vehicle, and
the processor is programmed to
receive a comfort rating for the assisted lane change from the passenger through the human-machine interface, and
train the machine learning model based on the detected feature and the received comfort rating.

US Pat. No. 10,139,830

AUTOMATIC LANE FOLLOWING CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VEHICLES

1. An automatic lane following control system for a vehicle, comprising:an image sensor sensing a vehicle lane to generate a lane data;
a steering angle sensor sensing a steering angle of a wheel of the vehicle to generate a steering angle data;
an inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensing an acceleration, a yaw rate and a roll angle of the vehicle to generate an acceleration data, a yaw rate data and a roll angle data;
a vehicle speed sensor sensing a speed of the vehicle to generate a vehicle speed data;
an electronic device receiving a digital map data;
a controller respectively connected to the image sensor, the steering angle sensor, the IMU, the vehicle speed sensor and the electronic device, receiving the digital map data, the lane data, the steering angle data, the acceleration data, the yaw rate data, the roll angle data and the vehicle speed data to calculate an compensation angle data of the wheel, and including:
a centerline compute unit electrically connected to the image sensor and receiving the lane data to calculate a centerline of the vehicle lane to output a centerline data;
a predicted trajectory compute unit connected to the steering angle sensor and the IMU and receiving the steering data, the acceleration data, the yaw rate data and the digital map data to calculate a predicted shifting trajectory data;
a lateral displacement area compute unit electrically connected to the centerline compute unit and the predicted trajectory compute unit and receiving the predicted shifting trajectory data and the centerline data to calculate a first area and a second area;
a steering angle compute unit electrically connected to the IMU and the lateral displacement area compute unit and receiving the first area and the second area to calculate the compensation angle data in accordance with a bank angle data of the vehicle lane and the roll angle data of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,139,828

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE OPERATED WITH SAFETY AUGMENTATION

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A method for operating an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:while the autonomous vehicle travels on a route towards a destination, enabling the autonomous vehicle to anticipate one or more types of disabling failures or conditions by:
obtaining sensor data from one or more sensors of the autonomous vehicle;
identifying a location along or near the route where the autonomous vehicle can be stopped;
calculating, based at least in part on the obtained sensor data, a failsafe trajectory for the autonomous vehicle to use to travel to the identified location as a response to a disabling failure or condition of the one or more types.

US Pat. No. 10,139,827

DETECTING PHYSICAL THREATS APPROACHING A VEHICLE

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method for use at a vehicle, the method comprising:determining that the path of a first object is likely to cause the first object and a corresponding second object to travel near the vehicle based on filtered sensor data from one or more sensors externally mounted on the vehicle;
providing the filtered sensor data as input to a neural network;
receiving a threat classification from the neural network classifying the first object and the corresponding second object collectively as a non-vehicular threat to an occupant of the vehicle;
indicating the threat classification in the vehicle cabin; and
automatically maneuvering the vehicle to get away from the first object and the second object.

US Pat. No. 10,139,826

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE

AUTONOMOUS SOLUTIONS INC....

1. An autonomous vehicle control system configured to guide an autonomous vehicle along a desired path, the autonomous vehicle control system comprising:a processor; and
a path controller in communication with the processor, the path controller configured to:
receive input signals comprising:
a normal error signal associated with the autonomous vehicle, the normal error signal indicating an off-path deviation of the autonomous vehicle relative to the desired path;
a heading signal associated with the autonomous vehicle, the heading signal indicating a current heading angle of the autonomous vehicle relative to at least one fixed point within a fixed coordinate system; and
a curvature signal associated with the autonomous vehicle, the curvature signal indicating a curvature associated with a current turn radius of the autonomous vehicle;
calculate a curvature rate output signal based on the input signals received at the path controller, the curvature rate output signal configured to guide the autonomous vehicle along the desired path, wherein at least one portion of the desired path comprises a clothoid segment having a continuously changing rate of curvature which varies linearly along the at least one portion of the desired path; and
communicate the curvature rate output signal to a steering control system that is configured to receive the curvature rate output signal and actuate at least one actuator of a steering system associated with the autonomous vehicle to control the direction of movement of the autonomous vehicle based on the curvature rate output signal received from the path controller, wherein the curvature rate output signal represents a continuously changing rate of curvature which varies linearly in order to guide the autonomous vehicle along the at least one portion of the desired path.

US Pat. No. 10,139,825

VEHICLE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SERVICES

Skyryse, Inc., Oakland, ...

1. A method for flying an aircraft, comprising:receiving a service request associated with a region;
selecting the aircraft, located at an initial location, based on the region and the initial location;
determining a flight plan for flying the aircraft to the region;
flying the aircraft to the region, comprising:
at a sensor of the aircraft, sampling a first set of flight data; and
at a processor of the aircraft, autonomously controlling the aircraft to fly based on the flight plan and the set of flight data;
controlling the aircraft to perform a search of the region;
based on the search, determining a target location of a human within the region;
after determining the target location, determining a landing location; and
landing the aircraft at the landing location, comprising:
sampling a set of landing location data;
determining a safety status of the landing location based on the set of landing location data;
at the sensor, sampling a second set of flight data; and
in response to determining the safety status, at the processor, autonomously controlling the aircraft to land at the landing location based on the second set of flight data.

US Pat. No. 10,139,824

AUTOMATIC DRIVING VEHICLE AND PROGRAM FOR AUTOMATIC DRIVING VEHICLE

MICO LATTA INC., Tokyo (...

1. An automatic driving vehicle including an automatic driving mode in which autonomous traveling is carried out, the automatic driving vehicle comprising:a bus configured to receive a setup for a behavior of the automatic driving vehicle after a driver or a passenger gets out of the automatic driving vehicle, the setup for the behavior being input when the driver or the passenger gets out of the automatic driving vehicle; and
a controller configured to control conduct of the behavior of the automatic driving vehicle on a basis of the setup,
wherein the setup for the behavior of the automatic driving vehicle is selected from among a plurality of predetermined behaviors of the automatic driving vehicle, the plurality of predetermined behaviors being setup by the driver or the passenger in advance.

US Pat. No. 10,139,823

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING VEHICLE OPERATIONAL DATA BASED ON DEEP LEARNING TECHNIQUES

8. A vehicle control unit for controlling a vehicle, the vehicle control unit comprising:a wireless communication interface to service communication with a vehicle network;
a processor coupled to the wireless communication interface, the processor for controlling operations of the vehicle control unit; and
a memory coupled to the processor, the memory for storing data and program instructions used by the processor, the processor configured to execute the program instructions stored in the memory to:
receive driving map data that is a composition of separate temporal observations within a single composite image including vehicle target data relative to a vehicle location data and obstacle data that characterizes temporal aspects of dynamic obstacles;
process the driving map data using a machine learning model to produce driving controls for traversing a travel route, wherein the machine learning model identifies vehicle operational data correlating with the driving map data to produce the driving controls;
and
transmit, via the wireless communication interface, the driving controls to effect control of the vehicle over the travel route.

US Pat. No. 10,139,822

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

ZEROTECH (SHENZHEN) INTEL...

1. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), comprising:an image capturing module disposed on the UAV, configured to capture image data; and
a controller chip coupled to the image capturing module to receive and process the image data, and the controller chip being configured to control the flight of the UAV;
a primary printed circuit board (PCB) on which the controller chip is mounted;
a secondary PCB on which the image capturing module is mounted;
a motion detecting module coupled to the controller chip and mounted on the secondary PCB, wherein the motion detecting module is configured to detect motion status of the UAV and transmit to the controller chip the detected motion status of the UAV;
an image signal processing module coupled between the image capturing module and the controller chip, and configured to receive the image data from the image capturing module to perform image signal processing on the image data, and transmit the processed image data to the controller chip, wherein the image signal processing module is disposed outside the controller chip;
an encoding module coupled to the controller chip, and configured to encode the image data in a predetermined video or picture format, wherein the encoding module is disposed outside the controller chip; and
a graphic processing module coupled to the controller chip, wherein the graphic processing module is disposed outside the controller chip and is configured to perform image stabilization on the image data based on the detected motion status of the UAV.

US Pat. No. 10,139,821

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR AUTONOMOUSLY NAVIGATING UTILITY VEHICLE

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. An apparatus for controlling an operation of an autonomously navigating utility vehicle equipped with a prime mover to travel about a working area delineated by a boundary wire laid thereat, the working area being divided into at least a first area and a second area connected by a third area that is narrower than the first and second areas, the apparatus comprising:a magnetic sensor installed on the autonomously navigating utility vehicle to produce output indicating a magnetic field generated by an electric current passing through the boundary wire;
a position sensor that produces output indicating a position of the autonomously navigating utility vehicle; and
an electronic control unit having a CPU and a memory,
the CPU controls the autonomously navigating utility vehicle to circuit along the boundary wire in trace mode based on the output from the magnetic sensor, and generates a map of the working area comprised of an array of cells based on the output from the position sensor;
the CPU, in generating the map, identifies boundary cells of the cells in the array passed over by the autonomously navigating utility vehicle during the trace mode, and identifies third area cells of the boundary cells that are located in the third area based the third area cells being within a predetermined range from other ones of the boundary cells;
the CPU identifies the autonomously navigating utility vehicle positioned in the first area, identifies a final target position for the autonomously navigating utility vehicle in the second area, sets a first target position at a first one of the third area cells at an entrance of the third area that is adjacent to the first area and farthest from the second area, outputs control signals which cause the prime mover to drive the autonomously navigating utility vehicle through the first area toward the first target position, sets a second target position at a second one of the third area cells at an exit of the third area, outputs the control signals which cause the prime mover to drive the autonomously navigating utility vehicle through the third area toward the second target position, and outputs the control signals which cause the prime mover to drive the autonomously navigating utility vehicle through the second area to the final target position.

US Pat. No. 10,139,820

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEPLOYING EQUIPMENT OF A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

1. An unmanned aircraft system, comprising:an unmanned aircraft including a carrying system configured to releasably carry a waveguide system and further including a wireless receiver;
a processing system including a processor, the processing system being physically connected with the unmanned aircraft; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising:
receiving, from a remote control device, a control signal via the wireless receiver;
causing, in response to the control signal, the unmanned aircraft to fly in proximity to a physical transmission medium external to the unmanned aircraft, thereby causing positioning of the waveguide system in proximity to the physical transmission medium, wherein the positioning of the waveguide system in proximity to the physical transmission medium enables the waveguide system to be physically connected on the physical transmission medium; and
actuating the carrying system to cause the carrying system to release the waveguide system,
wherein the waveguide system, when physically connected on the physical transmission medium and external to the unmanned aircraft subsequent to release by the carrying system, provides communication by electromagnetic waves at a physical interface of the physical transmission medium that propagate without requiring an electrical return path, and wherein the electromagnetic waves are guided by the physical transmission medium.

US Pat. No. 10,139,819

VIDEO ENABLED INSPECTION USING UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

Innovative Signal Analysi...

1. A system for unmanned vehicle control, the system comprising:an image acquisition device configured to capture an image of an operational area remote from a ground control station, wherein the image acquisition device is located remote from the ground control station and a vehicle;
the vehicle configured to receive and execute a vehicle control command;
a control device configured to generate the vehicle control command comprising:
a display component configured to present the image obtained from the image acquisition device in substantially real-time;
an input component configured to receive an input indicating a particular position on the displayed image from the image acquisition device located proximate to the ground control station, wherein indicating a particular position comprise selecting a pixel within the displayed image;
a processor configured to obtain and display the image from the image acquisition device, on the display component, in substantially real-time, determine a coordinate address of the vehicle based on a detected location of a pixel corresponding to the vehicle within the image, and determine a coordinate address based on the received input indicating the particular position, based on the selected pixel, and generate the vehicle control command based on the determined coordinate address; and
a communication component configured to facilitate transmission of the vehicle control command to the vehicle, wherein the communication component comprises at least a ground control station configured to function as a relay for the transmission of the vehicle control command between the control device and the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,139,816

DEVICE FOR MANEUVERING GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT ON AN AIRPORT STAND

AIRBUS SAS, Blagnac (FR)...

1. A device for maneuvering ground support equipment on an airport stand, the device comprising:a moving apparatus having a system configured for coupling with the ground support equipment, and for maneuvering the ground support equipment according to a predetermined trajectory; and
a remote control configured for remotely controlling the movements of the moving apparatus according to the predetermined trajectory,
wherein the moving apparatus comprises at least one connection with an item of ground support equipment for providing an exchange of data between the moving apparatus and the ground support equipment,
wherein the data is communicated from the ground support equipment to the moving apparatus and corresponds to a ground support identifier wherein the predetermined trajectory is determined from the identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,139,815

CHILLER CONTROL DEVICE, CHILLER, AND CHILLER DIAGNOSTIC METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A chiller control device included in a chiller, the chiller control device comprising:storage means for storing operation data which is detected at each site in a chiller;
compression means for converting, when the size of the operation data accumulated in the storage means over time increases, the operation data each time a condition corresponding to the type of the operation data is met, and compressing the data size; and
state evaluation means for evaluating the state of the chiller on the basis of the operation data which is converted by the compression means.

US Pat. No. 10,139,814

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A BOARD BODY

1. A method for manufacturing a board body from a blank, the blank having a three dimensional shape comprising a concavity, the method comprising:collecting, with a handling robot, the blank having the three dimensional shape comprising the concavity from a loading area;
moving the blank to a scanning area;
scanning the three dimensional shape of the blank in three dimensions with a vision system, wherein the scanning produces a three dimensional virtual image of the blank;
storing the three dimensional virtual image of the blank in a memory;
calculating a three dimensional cutting path for milling the blank into the board body based on the three dimensional virtual image of the blank and user-selected parameters;
moving the blank to a machining area with the handling robot; and
milling the blank, along the three dimensional cutting path, with a machining robot configured to perform a milling machining operation, into the board body.

US Pat. No. 10,139,811

SMART DEVICE FOR INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHN...

1. An industrial automation device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, the memory having stored therein computer-executable components comprising:
a role component configured to determine an industrial automation role of the industrial automation device in a particular industrial automation process based on a type of the industrial automation device and a hierarchical position of the industrial automation device in a hierarchical model describing the industrial automation environment;
a profile generation component configured to generate a device profile for the industrial automation device that includes at least the industrial automation role and context information of the industrial automation device; and
a cloud interface component that communicatively connects the industrial automation device to a cloud platform and sends the device profile to the cloud platform.

US Pat. No. 10,139,810

MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, AND MOUNT SUBSTRATE MANUFACTURING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A management apparatus that is connected to a mount substrate manufacturing line which includes at least a print apparatus, a component mounting apparatus, and a reflow apparatus, through a network, the management apparatus comprising:a storage which stores first data relating to a period of time necessary to complete preparation for performing a process by the reflow apparatus and second data relating to a period of time necessary to manufacture a pre-reflow substrate in the mount substrate manufacturing line;
a calculating section which calculates a waiting time to start production of a mount substrate based on the first data and the second data; and
a general control section which determines whether or not any one of an operation relating to maintenance, an operation relating to calibration, and a warm-up operation is possible to perform within the waiting time,
wherein the management apparatus instructs at least one of apparatuses that are at a more upstream side than the reflow apparatus in the mount substrate manufacturing line to perform at least any one of the operation relating to maintenance, the operation relating to calibration, and the warm-up operation that is to be performed before starting the production of the mount substrate, based on the first data and the second data.

US Pat. No. 10,139,809

OPTIMIZATION BASED CONTROLLER TUNING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Rockwell Automation Techn...

10. A method for controlling operation of an industrial automation process, comprising:receiving, using a control system, an operational parameter of a motor that actuates a conveyer belt to facilitate performing the industrial automation process from a sensor;
converting, using the control system, constraints on value, rate of change, or both of a manipulated variable setpoint to be implemented by the motor into soft constraints;
determining, using the control system, an augmented objective function subject to a constraint on an intermediate variable associated with the soft constraints, wherein the augmented object function comprises a control objective function and the intermediate variable associated with the soft constraints;
determining, using the control system, a closed-form manipulated variable setpoint trajectory as a function of tuning parameters in the control objective function based at least in part on the operational parameter of the motor, the augmented objective function, and a process model that models operation of the industrial automation process by relating manipulated variables of the industrial automation process and controlled variables of the industrial automation process;
determining, using the control system, a tuning objective function subject to the constraint on the intermediate variable associated with the soft constraints, wherein the tuning objective function comprises the tuning parameters in the control objective function, the intermediate variable associated with the soft constraints, and the controlled variable of the industrial automation process;
determining, using the control system, a first set of the tuning parameters included in the control objective function based at least in part on the tuning objective function and the controlled variable of the industrial automation process defined as a function of the closed-form manipulated variable setpoint trajectory;
determining, using the control system, the manipulated variable setpoint to be implemented by the motor based at least in part on the process model, the operational parameter of the motor, and the control objective function, wherein the control objective function comprises the tuning parameters as weighting on aspects of the industrial automation process affected by the manipulated variables of the industrial automation process, the controlled variables of the process, or both; and
controlling, using the control system, operation of the industrial automation process by instructing the motor to actuate the conveyer belt to implement the manipulated variable setpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,139,808

PREDICTIVE SHIMMING OF JOINTS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for creating a shim for use in mounting a skin to a substructure, the skin defining an inner surface, an outer surface opposite the inner surface, and a skin thickness between the inner and outer surfaces, the substructure defining a mating surface for the skin, wherein a digital model associated with the skin includes a nominal map of the skin thickness, the shim to be configured to fill any gaps greater than a design allowance in a mating area between the inner surface of the skin and the substructure, the method comprising the steps of:a. nondestructively inspecting the skin at a plurality of locations of at least one of the inner and outer surfaces to gather a data set relating to the skin thickness;
b. calculating, using the data set, a set of as-built thickness values for the skin for at least a portion of the plurality of locations;
c. determining the mating area of the inner surface of the skin with the mating surface of the substructure; and
d. generating a set of shim dimension data by calculating in the mating area of the inner surface of the skin a set of deviations greater than the design allowance of the set of as-built thickness values from the nominal map of the skin thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,139,807

METHOD FOR CREATING A CUSTOMIZED ARTHROPLASTY RESECTION GUIDE UTILIZING TWO-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING

Somersault Orthopedics In...

1. A method for creating a cutting jig for an arthroplasty procedure, the method comprising: receiving a plurality of two-dimensional images of a patient's joint the subject of the arthroplasty procedure; reformatting the two-dimensional images to approximate a true anatomical coordinate of the patient's joint; locating a plurality of mating shapes within the reformatted plurality of two-dimensional images of the patient's joint, the plurality of mating shapes corresponding to a plurality of mating shapes of a cutting jig for use during the arthroplasty procedure; generating a milling program based at least on the placement of the mating shapes within the reformatted plurality of two-dimensional images of the patient's joint; and milling the cutting jig based at least on the milling program, wherein locating the plurality of mating shapes within the reformatted plurality of two-dimensional images comprises indicating a position of a first circular mating shape of a femoral portion of the cutting jig such that the first circular mating shape of the femoral portion contacts at least one femoral condyle within an anterior trochlear groove of the patient's joint as illustrated in a first one of the plurality of two-dimensional images of the patient's joint.

US Pat. No. 10,139,806

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COORDINATE TRANSFORMATION USING NON-DESTRUCTIVE IMAGING

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for generating a coordinate transformation comprising:analyzing one or more computer aided design (CAD) files for an object;
generating a synthetic non-destructive imaging (NDI) view of the object based on the CAD files, wherein generating the synthetic NDI view of the object comprises identifying one or more virtual reference points on the object in the one or more CAD files;
scanning one or more of a surface and a subsurface of the object with an NDI device;
generating an actual NDI view of the object based on the NDI scan, wherein generating the actual NDI view of the object comprises identifying one or more actual reference points on the object;
comparing the synthetic NDI view to the actual NDI view; and
generating the coordinate transformation from a machine coordinate system to an absolute coordinate system based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,139,805

LADDER DIAGRAM MONITORING DEVICE CAPABLE OF ADDITIONALLY DISPLAYING OPERATION SITUATION OF CNC IN COMMENT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A ladder diagram monitoring device which displays an operation situation of a ladder program on a monitor and is capable of describing, in the ladder program, comment information added to a circuit executed on a programmable controller built in a numerical controller,Wherein the comment information added to the circuit is provided with a region for displaying information on an operation situation of the numerical controller, and
the ladder diagram monitoring device comprises: memory and processor to execute:
a ladder program operation situation acquisition unit that acquires information on the operation situation of the ladder program;
a CNC operation situation acquisition unit that acquires the information on the operation situation of the numerical controller;
a display data generation unit that generates display data, which reflects the operation situation of the ladder program and is for displaying the operation situation of the numerical controller, in the region in the comment information added to the circuit, based on the ladder program, the information on the operation situation of the ladder program, and the information on the operation situation of the numerical controller; and
a display unit that displays the display data, wherein the region in the comment information added to the circuit presents a keyword corresponding to the information on the operation situation of the numerical controller, and the display data generation unit is configured to generate the display data by replacing the keyword in the comment information added to the circuit by the information on the operation situation of the numerical controller corresponding to the keyword.

US Pat. No. 10,139,804

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELF-CALIBRATION OF AN ACTUATOR

Emerson Process Managemen...

1. A system for self-calibration of an actuator comprising:a memory configured to store a set of self-calibration rules;
a pressure spike sensing and control circuit configured to check and set an operating pressure of said actuator based on sensed spike in said operating pressure;
a travel limit setting circuit configured to check and set the travel limit of said actuator based on said set of self-calibration rules;
a profile generation circuit configured to generate the profiles of a set of parameters of said actuator; and
a processor cooperating with said memory, said pressure spike sensing and control circuit, said travel limit setting circuit and said profile generation circuit, and configured to extract said set of self-calibration rules from said memory and instruct said pressure spike sensing and control circuit, said travel limit setting circuit and said profile generation circuit to perform self-calibration of said actuator based on said set of self-calibration rules.

US Pat. No. 10,139,803

INSTRUCTION VALUE GENERATION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An instruction value generation device comprising:a hardware processor; and
a memory storing instructions which, when executed by the hardware processor, cause the hardware processor to:
predictively calculate, by using an instruction response calculator, on a basis of a model of a control target on a calculator, a parameter of the model of the control target on the calculator, and a parameter of a control device controlling the control target, a response path along which the control target is actually operated when an instruction path is given;
determine a target path that is an ideal path of the control target on a basis of shape data to which speed data on each part of a workpiece finished shape provided by the control target is added, a time constant, and a dwell rotation number and a clearance distance at a time of starting and ending an operation of the control target;
regenerate a temporary instruction path such that an error between the target path and a temporary instruction response path calculated by the instruction response calculator when the temporary instruction path is given to the instruction response calculator is smaller than a current value;
receive the target path and determine, on the basis of the shape data, a convergence determination condition in each zone of the target path, the convergence determination condition being changeable and being used in a determination processing of determining whether the error between the temporary instruction response path and the target path is converged; and
perform the determination processing on a basis of the convergence determination condition, wherein
the instructions further cause the hardware processor to repeat the regeneration of the temporary instruction path and the calculation of the temporary instruction response path by the instruction response calculator until the hardware processor determines that the convergence determination condition is met, and in response to the hardware processor determining that the convergence determination condition is met, the hardware processor outputs the temporary instruction path to the control device, as the instruction path for operating the control target, to cause the control device to control physical movement of the control target along the instruction path to thereby machine a workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,139,802

MONITORING DEVICE, MONITORING METHOD, AND DEVICE FOR CUTTING AND GRINDING DISPLAY SUBSTRATE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A monitoring device for monitoring a process of cutting a display substrate, comprising: an infrared temperature detection module configured to detect a temperature at a contacting position where a cutter wheel is in contact with the display substrate when cutting the display substrate with the cutter wheel, so as to acquire a temperature parameter at the contacting position; anda processing module in communication with the infrared temperature detection module, and configured to generate, based on the temperature parameter, a corresponding control parameter for controlling the process of cutting the display substrate;
wherein the monitoring device further comprises:
a first pressure application unit connected to a first end of a center shaft passing through a center of the cutter wheel;
a second pressure application unit connected to a second end of the center shaft;
a first pressure detection unit configured to detect a pressure at the first end of the center shaft; and
a second pressure detection unit configured to detect a pressure at the second end of the center shaft;
wherein the first end and the second end of the center shaft are located at two sides of the cutter wheel, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,139,801

PARAFFIN DISPENSER, EMBEDDER, AND CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROL APPARATUS FOR PARAFFIN DISPENSER

Leica Microsystems Ltd., ...

1. A control method for a paraffin dispenser in an embedder, comprising:collecting information of a current mold while the current mold is in the paraffin dispenser so as to acquire an identification of the current mold;
determining whether the identification of the current mold is correct by determining whether the identification of the current mold matches with a predetermined identification; and
controlling the paraffin dispenser to pour paraffin into the current mold, when it is determined that the identification of the current mold is correct,
wherein the paraffin dispenser is controlled to pour the paraffin into the current mold by opening a flow valve in the paraffin dispenser,
wherein the flow valve is not opened when it is determined that the identification of the current mold is not correct.

US Pat. No. 10,139,800

DECENTRALIZED OPTIMAL DISPATCH OF PHOTOVOLTAIC INVERTERS IN POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

Regents of the University...

1. A method, the method comprising:storing, with a control device of a power distribution network, an optimal inverter dispatch (OID) model for controlling the real and reactive power produced by photovoltaic inverters installed at respective customer sites and connected to a utility by the power distribution network, wherein the model includes data representing estimated voltages at nodes within the power distribution network and an amount of active and reactive power currently being produced by each of the photovoltaic inverters, and wherein the OID model specifies a set of one or more cost constraints for the utility;
receiving, with the control device, messages from customer controllers at each of the customer sites, wherein each of the messages specify current measurements for the amount of active and reactive power currently being produced by the photovoltaic inverter installed at the respective customer site;
determining, by the control device and based on the OID model and the current measurements, set points for the active and reactive power to be produced by each of the photovoltaic inverters of the customer sites by performing a minimization operation over the cost constraints for the utility; and
communicating, by the control device, to the customer controllers at each of the customer sites, the updated set points for the active and reactive power to photovoltaic inverters.

US Pat. No. 10,139,799

CONTROLLER TO MODIFY AN EXECUTION CONDITION DURING PROGRAM EXECUTION

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A controller that controls a target apparatus, the controller comprising:a memory comprising a storage section configured to store a plurality of programs including a user program and task information indicating an execution condition for a task; and
a processor coupled to the memory, the processor configured by the plurality of programs to perform operations comprising operation as a control section configured to execute the plurality of programs periodically in accordance with the execution condition indicated by the task information,
wherein:
the execution condition for the task indicated by the task information comprises a cycle of the task to be executed and a priority of the task to be executed,
the user program comprises a setting instruction for modifying the execution condition for the task, the setting instruction comprising at least one of an instruction for modifying the priority of the task and an instruction for modifying the cycle of the task such that the priority level of the task and the length of the cycle are set in inverse relation,
the processor of the controller is configured by the plurality of programs to perform operations such that operation as the control section further comprises operation as the control section to:
control the target apparatus by periodically executing the user program,
updating the task information in the storage section by executing the setting instruction contained in the user program, and
executing the plurality of programs in accordance with the modified execution condition for the task.

US Pat. No. 10,139,798

PRODUCTION MACHINE OR MACHINE TOOL AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SUCH A MACHINE TOOL

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A production machine comprising:a control and monitoring system,
a memory having a part program loaded into the memory and incorporating Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) instructions for the control and monitoring system,
a processor executing the part program,
a processing component comprising an evaluating language element constructed as a parser, and an administrating HMI element, wherein the processing component evaluates a syntax or semantics defined for the HMI instructions during execution of the part program, and
a displaying controlled by the processing component and displaying HMI outputs,
wherein the evaluating language element identifies HMI elements that are referenced in the HMI instructions and successively identifies individual labels incorporated in the HMI instructions,
wherein the administrating HMI element generates an HMI output for each identified HMI element, and
wherein the HMI instructions are embedded in the part program in XML format and wherein, when the HMI instructions are identified by the evaluating language element, a software function is initiated based on the identified individual label, with the software function defined as an XML code and being stored in a library.

US Pat. No. 10,139,797

CUSTOMIZED LAND SURFACE MODELING IN A SOIL-CROP SYSTEM FOR IRRIGATION DECISION SUPPORT IN PRECISION AGRICULTURE

CLEARAG, INC., Santa Ana...

1. A method, comprising:ingesting, as input data, weather and climatological information that includes at least one of historical field-level weather data and extended-range weather forecast data, crop-specific information relative to a particular field, soil profile data derived from one or more soil samples taken in the particular field over time, and field management data relating to crop and soil management practices in the particular field over time;
modeling the input data in a plurality of data processing modules within a computing environment in which the plurality of data processing modules are executed in conjunction with at least one specifically-configured processor, the data processing modules configured to assess a state of moisture content of a soil-crop system in the particular field over time, by
1) diagnosing and predicting expected weather conditions at or near the particular field from the weather and climatological information, 2) aggregating the expected weather conditions, the crop-specific information, the soil profile data, and the field management data in a land surface model customized to simulate crop water usage over time, soil moisture depletion at multiple depths within the soil-crop system over time, and soil-water characteristics at the multiple depths relative to one or more crop growth stages over a crop growing season in the particular field, the soil-water characteristics including a depth profile of water extraction by the crop at the one or more growth stages, an adequacy of water supply at the multiple depths, and an impact of prior irrigation activity on the state of moisture content, and 3) comparing actual crop moisture use relating to crop root water uptake from within the soil-crop system, and vertical variations in moisture content at the multiple depths, obtained from observations taken by one or more sensors over time in the particular field, to adjust one or more simulation parameters in the land surface model based on identified differences between the simulations and the observations taken by the one or more sensors for modeling the crop water usage, soil moisture depletion and soil-water characteristics at the multiple depths, and estimating moisture content in the soil-crop system at any point in the crop growing season in one more additional simulations;
generating, as output data, a root zone moisture profile representing the state of moisture content of the soil-crop system in the particular field over the crop growing season from the simulated crop water usage, soil moisture depletion and the soil-water characteristics; and
developing an irrigation schedule from the root zone moisture profile for delivering an application of artificial precipitation for the particular field, wherein a user applies artificial precipitation to the particular field based on the irrigation schedule or an automated application of artificial precipitation is controlled based on the irrigation schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,139,796

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STATE-TRANSITION-CONTROLLED PROCESSING OF OBJECTS

SWISS REINSURANCE COMPANY...

1. A method for state-transition-controlled decentralized processing of objects, wherein by a control system, an object is selected and processed following a state-structured process flow comprising a plurality of process states, and for each process state one or more process tasks are executed by the control system, and wherein the selected object is processed from one process state to a subsequent process state, the method comprising:capturing state parameters of the selected object by capturing means of the control system, and determining a process state based on the captured state parameters and assigned to the selected object;
generating, based on the process state and/or state parameters of the selected object or initiated by an assigner unit or assignee unit, at least one process task by the control system, wherein each process task comprises at least an assigner unit and an assignee unit, and wherein for a specific process state, a generated process task is activated in dependence of the task parameters assigned to a process task;
generating and expendably assigning one or more operating tags to a process task by the control system, the operating tags comprising dynamically alterable operating parameters controlling operation of an associated process task by the control system and/or adding operational constraints to the processing of the process task and/or expanding or indicating task states, wherein the operating tags are expendably settable by authorized assigner units or assignee units or the control system;
wherein the operating tags comprise an encapsulated data structure, wherein controlled access to the operational tag is provided by the control system for authorized assigner units or assignee units by the encapsulated data structure of a tagged process task, and wherein the encapsulated data structure at least partly comprises the dynamically alterable operating parameters and/or the operational constraint parameters and/or the expanding or the indicating parameters of task states; and
further comprising dynamically operating the state-structured process flow by the control system, wherein by the control system, an object is processed from the determined process state to a subsequent process state by executing the assigned process tasks based upon the operating parameters of the operating tags by the assignee unit or the control system.

US Pat. No. 10,139,795

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method to provide prognosis and diagnosis of passenger cabin environmental control system maintenance, the method comprising:imaging, with at least one imaging unit, in real time at least one portion of a passenger cabin environmental control system in operation, wherein real time images register a dynamic feature of a dynamic predetermined characteristic of the at least one portion of the environmental control system;
comparing, with a controller, the real time images of the at least one portion of the passenger cabin environmental control system with stored images of the at least one portion of the passenger cabin environmental control system in operation to identify a change in the dynamic feature of the dynamic predetermined characteristic of the at least one portion of the passenger cabin environmental control system; and
determining, with the controller, whether an abnormality exists in the at least one portion of the passenger cabin environmental control system based on the identified change in the dynamic feature between the real time images and the stored images of the at least one portion of the passenger cabin environmental control system.