US Pat. No. 10,461,310

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A manufacturing method for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising:forming a mixture containing a binder, inorganic filler particles, and a solvent;
wet granulating the mixture by stirring and crushing the mixture to obtain granules containing composite particles and a solvent,
wherein the composite particles contain the inorganic filler particles and the binder, and the granules have a particle size of 10 ?m to 200 ?m;
pressing the granules in a state in which the solvent remains to form a green compact sheet; and
disposing the green compact sheet on a surface of a positive electrode mixture layer or a negative electrode mixture layer,
wherein a solid content concentration of the granules is equal to or higher than 70 mass % and lower than 100 mass %, and
the particle size is a particle size at a cumulative value of 50% in a volume-based particle size distribution measured according to a laser diffraction/scattering method.

US Pat. No. 10,461,306

BATTERY AND METHOD OF ATTACHING SAME TO A GARMENT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A battery comprising:a source of voltage;
at least one positive voltage connection on the source of voltage;
at least one negative voltage connection on the source of voltage;
a first magnetic element that is collocated with the at least one positive voltage connection; and
a second magnetic element that is collocated with the at least one negative voltage connection; wherein the battery comprises a first surface and a second surface that is opposite the first surface;
wherein the at least one positive voltage connection comprises a first positive voltage connection on the first surface and a second positive voltage connection on the second surface;
wherein the at least one negative voltage connection comprises a first negative voltage connection on the first surface and a second negative voltage connection on the second surface; and
wherein the first and second magnetic elements have an “N” pole on the first surface and an “S” pole on the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,461,298

BATTERY SEPARATOR WITH DIELECTRIC COATING

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A battery comprising:an anode containing at least one of lithium metal, lithium-alloy, a mixture of lithium metal and lithium alloy;
a cathode; and
a separator disposed between the anode and the cathode, wherein the separator comprises:
at least one dielectric layer capable of conducting ions, wherein the at least one dielectric layer has a thickness of 1 nanometer to 2,000 nanometers and is and formed directly on a surface of the anode, a surface of the cathode, or both the surface of the anode and the surface of the cathode, wherein the at least one dielectric layer comprises:
a plurality of dielectric columnar projections comprising dielectric material; and
a nanoporous structure formed between the dielectric columnar projections and comprising the dielectric material.

US Pat. No. 10,461,296

BATTERY SEPARATOR FILM, NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY SEPARATOR, AND NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A battery separator film which curls with respect to a width direction of the battery separator film, the battery separator film being a laminated porous film including a functional layer having a uniform thickness comprising a wholly aromatic polyamide, wherein the functional layer is provided on only one surface of the laminated porous film;wherein the battery separator film exhibits a difference of not more than 5 mm between (i) a width of the battery separator film and (ii)
a projection width of a part of the battery separator film which part is smallest in projection width when seen from a direction perpendicular to a surface of the battery separator film while the battery separator film, to which a tension of 90 N/m is applied, is stretched between two rollers that are provided in parallel with each other at an interval of 1 m at a temperature of 23 degrees Celsius and a relative humidity of 50%.

US Pat. No. 10,461,290

ELECTRIC STORAGE APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRIC STORAGE APPARATUS

GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LT...

1. An electric storage apparatus, comprising: a plurality of electric storage devices which are arranged in a first direction; and an abutment arranged in alignment with, and disposed on both ends of the electric storage devices in the first direction, wherein each of the abutments includes at least three members stacked in the first direction, wherein each of the members includes a positioning part including a first surface forming a recess recessed in the first direction and a back surface of the first surface forming a projection projecting opposite to the plurality of electric storage devices, in the first direction,wherein the positioning parts of the members are arranged at positions corresponding to one another such that a first one of the positioning parts, a second one of the positioning parts, and a third one of the positioning parts are sequentially arranged in the first direction,
wherein adjacent members are relatively positioned by inserting a positioning part of one of the adjacent members into a positioning part of an other of the adjacent members,
wherein the first one of the positioning parts that is arranged on a side closest to the electric storage devices includes an insulating member, and the second one of the positioning parts and the third one of the positioning parts comprise a metal including a molded metal plate subjected to a metal plating, and
wherein, in the first direction, the second one of the positioning parts is disposed between the recess of the first one of the positioning parts and the recess of the third one of the positioning parts of the members.

US Pat. No. 10,461,288

BATTERY MODULE AND BATTERY PACK INCLUDING SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery module comprising:a cartridge stack comprising a plurality of secondary batteries which each comprise an electrode lead, and a plurality of cartridges which each accommodate at least one of the plurality of secondary batteries such that at least a portion of each electrode lead of each secondary battery protrudes outwardly, and which are stacked in a plurality of stages; and
an interconnect board (“ICB”) housing comprising a stepped connection end, a power terminal installed fixedly to the stepped connection end, and a bus bar electrically connecting each electrode lead with the power terminal, and mounted on a surface of the cartridge stack,
wherein the bus bar comprises a first connection part which is provided in opposition to the power terminal, having the stepped connection end therebetween, and is connected with each electrode lead, a second connection part which is provided in opposition to the first connection part, having the stepped connection end therebetween, and is connected with the power terminal, and a connection part which connects the first connection part with the second connection part and is embedded in the stepped connection end such that the connection part is hidden by the stepped connection end.

US Pat. No. 10,461,285

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC., ...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, comprising:a bottomed cylindrical positive electrode casing; and
a negative electrode casing fixed to an opening of the positive electrode casing through a gasket, such that an accommodation space is defined between the positive electrode casing and the negative electrode casing,
wherein the opening of the positive electrode casing is sealed to the negative electrode casing side by a caulking material of the gasket to seal the accommodation space,
where the caulking material has a uniform compression ratio of at least 50%, and
where a caulking tip end of the positive electrode casing in the opening is inward of a tip end of the negative electrode casing, and
a diameter d of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery is in a range of 6.6 mm to 7.0 mm, a height h1 of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery is in a range of 1.9 mm to 2.3 mm, at least a part of a side surface portion of the positive electrode casing on an opening side has a curved surface, a radius of curvature R of the curved surface is in a range of 0.8 mm to 1.1 mm, and a height h2 of the positive electrode casing is in a range of 65% to 73% with respect to the height h1 of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery.

US Pat. No. 10,461,280

DOUBLE-SIDED ELECTROLUMINESCENT DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A double-sided electroluminescent display panel, comprising:a double-sided light-emitting transparent electroluminescent structure;
a first absorption polarization structure disposed on a first light-emitting surface of the transparent electroluminescent structure; and
a first reflective polarization structure disposed on a second light-emitting surface of the transparent electroluminescent structure, wherein transmission axes of the first absorption polarization structure and the first reflective polarization structure are perpendicular to each other, the first absorption polarization structure is configured to absorb light of a first wave component and transmit light of a second wave component, and the first reflective polarization structure is configured to transmit the light of the first wave component and reflect the light of the second wave component.

US Pat. No. 10,461,277

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:a display region arranged with a plurality of pixels; anda sealing layer covering the display region,wherein
the plurality of pixels are arranged along a first direction and a second direction intersecting the first direction;
the sealing layer includes an insulation layer having a density pattern;
the density pattern includes a sparse region being a low density region and a dense region being a high density region;
the low density region has the insulation layer with a lower density than an average density within the display region;
the high density region has the insulation layer with a higher density than an average density within the display region;
the high density region is comprised of a plurality of island shaped regions;
the plurality of island shaped regions are individually separated; and
a region other than the high density region is comprised of the low density region in a plan view of the display region.

US Pat. No. 10,461,271

LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, DISPLAY DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND LIGHTING DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A light-emitting element comprising:a pair of electrodes,
a first light-emitting layer; and
a second light-emitting layer,
wherein the first light-emitting layer comprises a first fluorescent material and a first host material,
wherein a second fluorescent material, a first organic compound and a second organic compound are mixed in the second light-emitting layer,
wherein a triplet excited energy level of the first host material is lower than a triplet excited energy level of the first fluorescent material,
wherein the triplet excited energy level of the first host material is lower than triplet excited energy levels of the first organic compound and the second organic compound, and
wherein light emitted from the light-emitting element comprises delayed fluorescence.

US Pat. No. 10,461,270

ORGANIC EL DISPLAY DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An organic EL display device comprising:an organic EL display panel including a plastic substrate exhibiting flexibility and an organic EL element formed on the plastic substrate;
a first inorganic layer provided on an upper surface of the organic EL display panel; and
a second inorganic layer provided on a lower surface of the organic EL display panel as a surface of the plastic substrate opposite to a first inorganic layer side, wherein
an entire thickness of the organic EL display device is equal to or less than 74 ?m; and
distortion rates of the first inorganic layer and the second inorganic layer in a case where a bending radius of the organic EL display device is 3.5 mm are ?1 to +1%.

US Pat. No. 10,461,266

LUMINESCENT COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF USING SAME

1. A compound having general formula (1):
wherein G is oxygen, aliphatic, methylene, carbonyl, amine, silylene, phosphine, phosphine oxide, sulfur, sulfonyl, or a combination thereof;
R1 and R2 are independently a hydrogen, an aliphatic moiety, or fluorine, with the proviso that if one of R1 and R2 is aliphatic, CF3, or fluoro, then the other is hydrogen;
R3 is independently H, or a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic moiety, substituted or unsubstituted aryl moiety, a substituted or unsubstituted amine, halo, thioether, ether, or any combination thereof, and the R3 of one triazolyl ring can be joined to the R3 of the other triazolyl ring; and
R4 is optionally further substituted, and is a non-aromatic carbocycle or heterocycle, an aryl group (which includes a heteroaryl) that is attached as a fused ring or as a substituent, a hydroxy group, nitro, amino, halo, BR2, B(aryl)2, aryl-B(aryl)2, NR2, OR, a nitrile group, —C(halo)3, and R, where R is a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic group having 1-24 carbon atoms which may be straight, branched or cyclic H, a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic moiety, halo, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl moiety, or any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,461,252

RESISTIVE RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY

National Sun Yat-Sen Univ...

1. A resistive random access memory comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode separate from the first electrode;
an enclosing layer forming a first via-hole; and
an oxygen-containing resistance changing layer arranged for the first via-hole, wherein the first and second electrodes and the enclosing layer jointly enclose the oxygen-containing resistance changing layer, wherein each of the first electrode, the second electrode and the enclosing layer is made of an element not containing oxygen, wherein each of the first electrode, the second electrode and the enclosing layer abuts with the oxygen-containing resistance changing layer, wherein the enclosing layer is mounted on one of the first and second electrodes, and
wherein the oxygen-containing resistance changing layer is formed from oxides doped with chlorine and is completely located in the first via-hole, wherein the first electrode is not parallel to the second electrode, wherein the enclosing layer encloses the first electrode but does not enclose the second electrode, and wherein the enclosing layer is in contact with a bottom face of the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,461,246

MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A memory device, comprising:a bottom electrode;
a resistance switching element over the bottom electrode;
a top electrode over the resistance switching element;
an interlayer dielectric layer surrounding the resistance switching element;
a first spacer between the interlayer dielectric layer and a sidewall of the resistance switching element, wherein a bottom surface of the first spacer is over a top surface of the bottom electrode; and
a metal-containing compound layer between the interlayer dielectric layer and the sidewall of the resistance switching element.

US Pat. No. 10,461,244

LAMINATED STRUCTURE AND SPIN MODULATION ELEMENT

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A laminated structure, comprising:a ferromagnetic layer; and
a multiferroic layer formed on one surface of the ferromagnetic layer,
wherein a surface of the multiferroic layer on the ferromagnetic layer side includes a first region, a crystalline phase of which is rhombohedral, and a second region, a crystalline phase of which is tetragonal,
a proportion of the first region occupying the surface is 30% or more and 70% or less, and
a proportion of the second region occupying the surface is 30% or more and 70% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,461,240

PIEZOELECTRIC SENSORS AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A piezoelectric sensor, comprising a first electrode layer, a second electrode layer and a piezoelectric thin film layer between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer, the piezoelectric sensor further comprising:a first functional module and a second functional module, both of which are connected to the second electrode layer, wherein the first functional module is configured to sense a pressure applied to the piezoelectric sensor in a first direction, and the second functional module is configured to sense a pressure applied to the piezoelectric sensor in a second direction, and the first direction and the second direction are perpendicular to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,461,227

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device, comprising:a light emitting element,
a package having a recess in which the light emitting element is located, and
a sealing resin filling the recess,
wherein the package includes a projection extending from an upper surface of the package, the projection at least partially surrounding the recess,
wherein a roughened surface section is formed on an upper surface of the projection,
wherein the upper surface of the projection on which the roughened surface section is formed is inclined in a direction away from the light emitting element, and
wherein the upper surface of the projection has an inner edge and an outer edge, and the roughened surface section on the upper surface of the projection extends from the inner edge to the outer edge.

US Pat. No. 10,461,219

LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting element comprising:a semiconductor layered structure comprising an n-side semiconductor layer and a p-side semiconductor layer each made of a nitride semiconductor and at least partially overlapped with each other;
an n-pad electrode disposed on an upper surface of the n-side semiconductor layer in a different region from where the p-side semiconductor layer is disposed;
a light-transmissive electrically conductive film disposed on an upper surface of the p-side semiconductor layer; and
a p-pad electrode disposed on an upper surface of the light-transmissive electrically conductive film,
wherein, when viewed in a plan view,
an outer peripheral shape of the semiconductor layered structure has a pentagonal shape having a first side, a second side adjacent to the first side at a right angle to the first side, a third side adjacent to the first side at a right angle to the first side, a fourth side adjacent to the second side at an obtuse angle to the second side, and a fifth side adjacent to the third side and the fourth side at an obtuse angle to the third side, the fourth side and the fifth side meet to form a first vertex,
the n-pad electrode is disposed closer to the first side than to the first vertex, and
the p-pad electrode is disposed closer to the first vertex than the n-pad electrode is disposed to the first vertex.

US Pat. No. 10,461,212

METHOD FOR PROCESSING SILICON MATERIAL

NewSouth Innovations Pty ...

1. A method for manufacturing a photovoltaic device, the method comprising the steps of:providing a substrate that comprises a silicon p-n junction;
annealing the substrate at a temperature between 500° C. and 700° C. in the presence of a hydrogen source for a first predetermined period of time to allow hydrogen atoms to penetrate into silicon material of the silicon p-n junction; and
exposing the substrate to electromagnetic radiation while the substrate is kept at a temperature between 150° C. and 400° C. in a manner such that photons with an energy higher than that of a bandgap of the silicon material are provided at a radiation intensity of at least 20 mW/cm2 and an excess of minority carriers is created in the silicon material;
wherein, during the steps of annealing the substrate and exposing the substrate to electromagnetic radiation, electrically active defects in the silicon material are passivated.

US Pat. No. 10,461,203

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, A FLUID SENSOR AND A METHOD FOR FORMING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Infineon Technologie AG, ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a quantum well layer stack comprising a plurality of first quantum well layers and a plurality of second quantum well layers, wherein first quantum well layers of the plurality of first quantum well layers and second quantum well layers of the plurality of second quantum well layers are arranged alternatingly on a first semiconductor layer structure,
wherein the first quantum well layers of the plurality of first quantum well layers comprise silicon-germanium and the second quantum well layers of the plurality of second quantum well layers comprise silicon,
wherein the first quantum well layers of the plurality of first quantum well layers and the second quantum well layers of the plurality of second quantum well layers have a thickness of below 100 nm, and
wherein the quantum well layer stack is configured to emit light with a light emission maximum at a wavelength of between 2 ?m and 10 ?m or to absorb light with a light absorption maximum at a wavelength of between 2 ?m and 10 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,461,195

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate;
channel semiconductor patterns vertically stacked and spaced apart from each other on the substrate;
a gate electrode running across the channel semiconductor patterns;
source/drain regions at opposite sides of the gate electrode, the source/drain regions being connected to the channel semiconductor patterns;
an interlayer dielectric layer covering the source/drain regions; and
air gaps between the substrate and bottom surfaces of the source/drain regions so that the bottom surfaces of the source/drain regions do not contact the substrate,
wherein, when viewed in cross section, top surfaces of the air gaps are defined by the bottom surfaces of the source/drain regions, and side surfaces of the air gaps are defined by the interlayer dielectric layer,
wherein the substrate comprises on its upper portion a fin-shaped active pattern including a first region under the gate electrode and second regions on the opposite sides of the gate electrode,
wherein the channel semiconductor patterns are disposed on the first region, and
wherein the bottom surfaces of the source/drain regions are lower than a bottom surface of a lowermost one of the channel semiconductor patterns and higher than top surfaces of the second regions.

US Pat. No. 10,461,191

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH UNDERCUTTED-GATE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A method of fabricating a semiconductor device, comprising following operations:(i) providing a semiconductor substrate having an active area, a shallow trench isolation (STI) structure surrounding the active area, and a doped region located in the active area;
(ii) etching the semiconductor substrate to form a first protrusion structure, a source semiconductor feature, a drain semiconductor feature, and an etched STI structure, wherein the etched STI structure comprises a first portion and a second portion, the second portion of the etched STI structure has a top surface that is higher than a top surface of the first protrusion structure, and the top surface of the first protrusion structure is higher than a top surface of the first portion of the etched STI structure;
(iii) etching the first protrusion structure to form a second protrusion structure, wherein the second protrusion structure has an undercut at a periphery of the active area;
(iv) conformally forming a dielectric layer over the second protrusion structure; and
(v) forming a gate structure crossing over the second protrusion structure, wherein the gate structure extends in a first direction, and the undercut extends in a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,461,184

TRANSISTOR HAVING REDUCED GATE-INDUCED DRAIN-LEAKAGE CURRENT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor device, the method comprising:forming a semiconductor fin that extends vertically from a first source or drain (S/D) region of the semiconductor device, the semiconductor fin comprising a first type of semiconductor material having a first band gap;
converting an upper portion of the semiconductor fin into a second semiconductor material having a second band gap that is greater than the first band gap; and
forming a second S/D region on the second semiconductor material so that the second semiconductor material is interposed between a non-converted portion of the semiconductor fin and the second S/D region.

US Pat. No. 10,461,169

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method for forming a semiconductor device structure, comprising:forming a metal gate electrode structure and an insulating layer over a semiconductor substrate, wherein the insulating layer surrounds the metal gate electrode structure; and
nitrifying a first top portion of the metal gate electrode structure to transform the first top portion into a metal nitride layer while nitrifying a second top portion of the insulating layer to transform the second top portion of the insulating layer to a dielectric nitride layer.

US Pat. No. 10,461,147

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE FABRICATING METHOD AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a lower electrode disposed on a substrate;
a first insulating film disposed on one portion of an upper surface of the lower electrode;
an upper electrode disposed on one portion of an upper surface of the first insulating film;
a second insulating film that covers the upper electrode, another portion of the upper surface of the first insulating film other than the one portion of the upper surface of the first insulating film and
covers another portion of the upper surface of the lower electrode other than the one portion of the upper surface of the lower electrode;
a first conductive portion formed in a first open portion of the second insulating film, the first open portion runs through the second insulating film and exposes the upper electrode, and the first conductive portion is electrically connected to the upper electrode; and
a second conductive portion formed in a second open portion of the second insulating film, the second open portion runs through the second insulating film and exposes the lower electrode, and the second conductive portion is electrically connected to the lower electrode;
wherein a material of the first insulating film is different from a material of the second insulating film and the second insulating film extends beyond the second open portion on the another portion of the upper surface of the lower electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,461,144

CIRCUIT FOR PREVENTING STATIC ELECTRICITY AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a display unit comprising a plurality of pixels in a display region;
a driving circuit in a non-display region, the driving circuit being configured to drive the display unit;
a first clock signal wire configured to transmit a first clock signal to the driving circuit; and
a first circuit in the non-display region,
wherein the first circuit comprises:
a transistor electrically coupled to the first clock signal wire through a conductive wire and comprising a source electrode, a drain electrode, and a gate electrode; and
a capacitor comprising a first electrode coupled to the source electrode and to the drain electrode of the transistor, and a second electrode,
wherein the conductive wire is coupled to the first clock signal wire through a first contact hole and coupled to the gate electrode, and
wherein the second electrode of the capacitor is configured to receive a fixed voltage so that the second electrode is set to a voltage of the fixed voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,461,143

TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:a pixel electrode;
a common electrode overlapping the pixel electrode;
a light emitting layer positioned between the pixel electrode and the common electrode;
a base substrate;
a data line disposed on the base substrate;
a conductive layer disposed on the base substrate and being spaced from the data line;
a semiconductor layer overlapping the conductive layer, being spaced from the conductive layer, and comprising a source electrode and a drain electrode, wherein the source electrode is electrically connected to the data line, and wherein the drain electrode is electrically connected to the pixel electrode; and
a gate electrode overlapping the semiconductor layer,
wherein the base substrate is a single layer structure or a multilayer structure having a polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,461,139

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREOF

INT TECH CO., LTD., Hsin...

1. A method of manufacturing a light emitting device, comprising:providing a substrate;
forming a plurality of photosensitive bumps over the substrate;
forming a photosensitive layer over the plurality of photosensitive bumps;
forming a buffer layer between the photosensitive layer and the plurality of photosensitive bumps;
patterning the photosensitive layer to form a recess through the photosensitive layer to expose a surface;
disposing an organic emissive layer on the surface,
forming a metal containing layer over the organic emissive layer, and
removing the patterned photosensitive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,461,123

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A light emitting device, comprising:a substrate;
a light emitting element on the substrate, the light emitting element having a first end portion and a second end portion arranged in a longitudinal direction;
one or more partition walls disposed on the substrate, the one or more partition walls being spaced apart from the light emitting element;
a first reflection electrode adjacent the first end portion of the light emitting element;
a second reflection electrode adjacent the second end portion of the light emitting element;
a first contact electrode directly connected to the first reflection electrode and the first end portion of the light emitting element;
an insulating layer on the first contact electrode, the insulating layer having an opening exposing the second end portion of the light emitting element and the second reflection electrode to the outside; and
a second contact electrode on the insulating layer, the second contact electrode being connected to the second reflection electrode and the second end portion of the light emitting element through the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,461,122

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A light emitting diode display panel, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of light emitting diodes arranged in an array on the substrate;
a plurality of polarization layers, located on a light exit side of the plurality of light emitting diodes respectively, and the plurality of polarization layers are in a one-to-one correspondence to the plurality of light emitting diodes;
wherein the plurality of polarization layers comprise a plurality of first polarization layers and a plurality of second polarization layers having different polarization directions.

US Pat. No. 10,461,120

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A DISPLAY DEVICE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A pixel headlight comprising:a carrier; and
a semiconductor layer sequence having a major face facing the carrier, the semiconductor layer sequence comprising a first semiconductor layer, a second semiconductor layer, and an active region arranged between the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer, the active region adapted to generate radiation and form a plurality of pixels;
wherein the semiconductor layer sequence comprises a recess that extends from the major face of the semiconductor layer sequence through the active region into the first semiconductor layer and is provided for electrical contacting of the first semiconductor layer; and
wherein the carrier comprises a plurality of switches that are integrated into the carrier, each switch provided for controlling at least one pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,461,119

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGING SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A solid-state imaging device, comprising:a pixel including a photoelectric conversion element and a charge holding portion to which a charge generated by the photoelectric conversion element is transferred in a pixel region;
a peripheral circuit that processes a signal from the pixel in a peripheral region;
a light-shielding layer that is disposed in the pixel region and the peripheral region and that is electrically connected to a substrate at a contact portion in the peripheral region;
a first insulating layer that has a side surface between the charge holding portion and the contact portion in a plan view and that is disposed between the substrate and the light-shielding layer in a section perpendicular to a plane of the plan view; and
a first insulating member that is disposed on the side surface of the first insulating layer,
wherein an angle formed between an upper surface of the first insulating layer and a side surface of the first insulating member is larger than an angle formed between the upper surface of the first insulating layer and the side surface of the first insulating layer, and
wherein a portion of the light-shielding layer that overlaps the first insulating member in the plan view has an upper surface having a shape following a shape of the first insulating member.

US Pat. No. 10,461,110

IMAGE PICKUP ELEMENT, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING IMAGE PICKUP ELEMENT, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An imaging device comprising:a substrate;
a first photoelectric conversion region disposed in the substrate;
a second photoelectric conversion region disposed in the substrate;
a trench disposed between the first photoelectric conversion region and the second photoelectric conversion region;
a first silicon oxide film disposed in the trench, the first silicon oxide film contacting the substrate;
a hafnium oxide film disposed in the trench, the hafnium oxide film disposed at an inner side of the first silicon oxide film;
a tantalum oxide film disposed in the trench, the tantalum oxide film disposed at an inner side of the hafnium oxide film;
a second silicon oxide film disposed in the trench, the second silicon oxide film disposed at an inner side of the tantalum oxide film; and
tungsten material disposed in the trench, the tungsten material disposed at an inner side of the second silicon oxide film,
wherein,
the first silicon oxide film is disposed over the first photoelectric conversion region and contacts the substrate,
the hafnium oxide film is disposed over the first photoelectric conversion region and contacts the first silicon oxide film,
the tantalum oxide film is disposed over the first photoelectric conversion region and contacts the hafnium oxide film,
the second silicon oxide film is disposed over the first photoelectric conversion region and contacts the tantalum oxide film, and
a thickness of the second silicon oxide film over the first photoelectric conversion region is larger than a thickness of the second silicon oxide film between the tantalum oxide film and the tungsten material in the trench.

US Pat. No. 10,461,107

IMAGE PICKUP ELEMENT, IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE, MANUFACTURING DEVICE AND METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An image pickup element comprising:a non-planar layer between a microlens and a filter, the filter and the microlens touch the non-planar layer,
wherein a refractive index of the microlens is greater than a refractive index of the non-planar layer, the refractive index of the non-planar layer is greater than a refractive index of the filter.

US Pat. No. 10,461,106

IMAGING ELEMENT AND CAMERA SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An imaging element comprising:a plurality of photoelectric conversion sections that are arrayed on a substrate to receive light incident through a dual-pass filter having transmission bands for visible light and a predetermined range of near-infrared light,
wherein the photoelectric conversion sections include a visible light photoelectric conversion section and a near-infrared light photoelectric conversion section, and the visible light photoelectric conversion section includes a red light photoelectric conversion section, a green light photoelectric conversion section, and a blue light photoelectric conversion section,
wherein a near-infrared absorption filter is selectively disposed on a light incident surface of the photoelectric conversion sections in correspondence with the visible light photoelectric conversion section, and
wherein at least a part of the near-infrared absorption filter is embedded into an opening in a light-shielding layer separating neighboring photoelectric conversion sections.

US Pat. No. 10,461,099

METAL OXIDE FILM AND METHOD FOR FORMING METAL OXIDE FILM

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method for manufacturing a metal oxide film comprising:forming the metal oxide film by a sputtering method using a sputtering target comprising a polycrystalline oxide in an atmosphere where oxygen partial pressure is greater than or equal to 33%,
wherein the sputtering target comprises indium, gallium and zinc,
wherein the metal oxide film comprises a plurality of crystal parts when the metal oxide film is formed,
wherein a size of one of the plurality of crystal parts is less than or equal to 10 nm, and
wherein a crystal peak is not observable in an XRD spectrum with respect to the metal oxide film.

US Pat. No. 10,461,084

COMPACT SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE HAVING REDUCED NUMBER OF CONTACTS, METHODS OF OPERATING AND METHODS OF MAKING

Zeno Semiconductor, Inc.,...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:a link or string of semiconductor memory cells, wherein each said semiconductor memory cell comprises:
a floating body region for storing charge indicating a state of said semiconductor memory cell; and
a back-bias region;
wherein applying a voltage to said back-bias region results in at least two stable floating body charge levels;
wherein said link or string comprises at least one contact configured to electrically connect said semiconductor memory cells to at least one control line;
wherein a number of said at least one contact is the same as or less than a number of said semiconductor memory cells in said link or string; and
a control circuitry configured to apply said voltage to said back-bias region.

US Pat. No. 10,461,075

EMBEDDED TUNGSTEN RESISTOR

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:a substrate;
a well formed in the substrate;
a silicide layer formed in the well;
a tungsten resistor formed over the silicide layer;
a first polysilicon lead formed over the silicide layer; and
a second polysilicon lead formed over the silicide layer and adjacent to the first polysilicon lead to define a resistor trench above the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,461,067

THERMALLY ENHANCED PACKAGE TO REDUCE THERMAL INTERACTION BETWEEN DIES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A device comprising:integrated circuit (IC) chips, comprising a logic chip and at least one memory stack adjacent the logic chip, attached to an upper surface of a substrate;
a lid thermally connected to an upper surface of the IC chips by a first thermal interface material (TIM1);
a slit formed through the lid by punch and die at a boundary between the logic chip and each memory stack;
a heat sink thermally connected to the lid by a second thermal interface material (TIM2);
at least one co-axial hole formed in the lid and the heat sink; and
a vertical heat pipe extending through each co-axial hole for direct thermal contact with an IC chip and the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,461,058

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING DEVICE CHIP

SHASHIN KAGAKU CO., LTD.,...

1. A method of manufacturing electronic devices comprising:a preparation step for preparing a first substrate having a first adhesive layer and a second substrate having a second adhesive layer, the first adhesive layer including a surface where a plurality of device chips are adhered;
a first take-out step for making at least part of the device chips on the first substrate come into contact with and adhere to at least part of a selective adhesive region on a third adhesive layer of a first drum and for separating the at least part of the device chips from the first substrate by rotating the first drum; and
a first transfer step for making the device chips on the selective adhesive region come into contact with and adhere to the second adhesive layer and for separating the device chips from the selective adhesive region by rotating the first drum.

US Pat. No. 10,461,048

INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING

LEONARDO MW LTD., Basild...

7. A method according to claim 6, in which:the manufacturing step (a) comprises:
manufacturing the amplifier with a first smaller gate size, and
the manufacturing step (b) comprises:
manufacturing a carrier chip having the second stage amplifier with a second gate size larger than that in the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,461,046

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first region;
a second region surrounding an outer periphery of the first region; and
an annular seal ring formed in the second region,
wherein the second region includes:
an SOI substrate comprised of a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type, a buried insulating film over the semiconductor substrate, and a semiconductor layer over the buried insulating film; and
an interlayer insulating film formed over the semiconductor layer,
wherein the seal ring includes:
an annular electrode portion comprised of a conductive film buried in the interlayer insulating film;
the semiconductor layer; and
the buried insulating film, and
wherein the electrode portion is electrically connected with the semiconductor layer,
wherein an element isolation portion is formed in the semiconductor substrate between the first region and the second region, and the element isolation portion is thicker than the buried insulating film, and
wherein the semiconductor substrate under the buried insulating film has more than one PN junction portion.

US Pat. No. 10,461,040

MATCHED CERAMIC CAPACITOR STRUCTURES

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A capacitor device comprising:a first capacitor comprising a first and a second electrical termination and first and second stacks of electrodes; and
a second capacitor comprising a third and a fourth electrical termination and third and fourth stacks of electrodes, wherein the first stack is disposed atop the third stack, the third stack is disposed atop the second stack, and the second stack is disposed atop the fourth stack;
wherein the first stack comprises:
a first set of electrodes, each respective electrode of the first set comprising a respective tab that couples each respective electrode to the first electrical termination; and
a second set of electrodes, each respective electrode of the second set comprising a respective tab that couples each respective electrode to the second electrical termination, wherein each electrode of the second set is disposed between two electrodes of the first set of electrodes;
the second stack comprises:
a third set of electrodes, each respective electrode of the third set comprising a respective tab that couples each respective electrode to the first electrical termination; and
a fourth set of electrodes, each respective electrode of the fourth set comprising a respective tab that couples each respective electrode to the second electrical termination, wherein each electrode of the fourth set is disposed between two electrodes of the third set of electrodes;
the third stack comprises:
a fifth set of electrodes, each respective electrode of the fifth set comprising a respective tab that couples each respective electrode to the third electrical termination; and
a sixth set of electrodes, each respective electrode of the sixth set comprising a respective tab that couples each respective electrode to the fourth electrical termination, wherein each electrode of the sixth set is disposed between two electrodes of the fifth set of electrodes; and
the fourth stack comprises:
a seventh set of electrodes, each respective electrode of the seventh set comprising a respective tab that couples each respective electrode to the third electrical termination; and
an eighth set of electrodes, each respective electrode of the eighth set comprising a respective tab that couples each respective electrode to the fourth electrical termination, wherein each electrode of eighth set is disposed between two electrodes of the seventh set of electrodes; and
wherein a body of the capacitor device comprises a right prism shape that comprises:
a square base comprising a bottom of the body of the capacitor device;
a first side comprising the first electrical termination;
a second side distinct from the first side, comprising the second electrical termination;
a third side distinct from the first and the second side, comprising the third electrical termination; and
a fourth side distinct from the first, the second, and the third side, comprising the fourth electrical termination.

US Pat. No. 10,461,035

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE STRUCTURE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A semiconductor package structure, comprising:a redistribution structure comprising a redistribution layer and a first dielectric layer disposed on the redistribution layer;
a chip disposed the on the redistribution structure;
an upper dielectric layer disposed between the chip and the first dielectric layer of the redistribution structure, wherein the upper dielectric layer and the first dielectric layer are organic materials;
a plurality of conductive members disposed between the redistribution layer and the chip, with each conductive member having a first end adjacent to the chip and a second end adjacent to the redistribution structure;
wherein the first end of said each conductive member contacts with the upper dielectric layer and the second end of said each conductive member contacts with the first dielectric layer; and
an encapsulation layer filled between the redistribution structure, the chip and the plurality of conductive members,
wherein Young's modulus of the upper dielectric layer is A, Young's modulus of the encapsulation layer is B, and Young's modulus of the first dielectric layer is D, wherein the semiconductor package structure satisfies the following inequalities:
A/B<1; and D/B<1.

US Pat. No. 10,461,032

SUBSTRATE WITH EMBEDDED STACKED THROUGH-SILICON VIA DIE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first die and a die-bonding film disposed on and entirely covering a back surface of the first die, but not extending beyond the back surface of the first die, wherein a surface of the die-bonding film is an exposed surface;
a second die including one or more through-silicon vias disposed therein (TSV die), the first die electrically coupled to the TSV die through the one or more through-silicon vias, wherein the first die is electrically coupled to the TSV die through the one or more through-silicon vias by one or more corresponding conductive bumps disposed on the first die and by one or more bond pads disposed on the TSV die;
a layer of epoxy flux material disposed between the first die and the TSV die, the layer of epoxy flux material surrounding the one or more corresponding conductive bumps disposed on the first die;
a coreless substrate, wherein the die-bonding film and both the first die and the TSV die are embedded in the coreless substrate, wherein no surface of the first die and the die-bonding film protrudes from a surface of the coreless substrate, and wherein the coreless substrate comprises a continuous encapsulation layer laterally surrounding both the first die and the TSV die, wherein one or more conductive vias extend through the entirety of the coreless substrate, wherein the exposed surface of the die-bonding film is co-planar with corresponding pads of the one or more conductive vias;
a plurality of conductive contacts disposed on a surface of the coreless substrate, wherein the plurality of conductive contacts is above the second die and the second die is above the first die and the die-bonding film; and
a packaged die attached to the corresponding pads of the one or more conductive vias.

US Pat. No. 10,461,025

LOW COST METALLIZATION DURING FABRICATION OF AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (IC)

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:a wafer having a front surface and a back surface;
a via hole etched on the wafer;
a metal layer deposited along walls of the via hole, the metal layer electrically connects the front surface and the back surface; and
a seed metal layer deposited on the back surface of the wafer, the seed metal layer deposited prior to a photoresist layer and thickened after removal of the photoresist layer.

US Pat. No. 10,461,010

POWER MODULE, POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND POWER MODULE MANUFACTURING METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A power module which comprises a power element, a metal base for dissipating heat from the power element, a lead frame electrically connected to electrodes of the power element, and a resin enclosure that encapsulates the power element so that one surface of the metal base and a part of the lead frame are exposed from the enclosure,said resin enclosure comprising:
a body portion in which the power element and a part of the lead frame are placed, and at a bottom surface of which said one surface of the metal base is exposed; and
a rib portion which is placed on the bottom surface of the body portion so as to surround an outer periphery of the metal base, and is formed to protrude from the bottom surface of the body portion in a direction perpendicular to the bottom surface, the rib portion extending lower than said one surface of the metal base;
wherein the rib portion has a depression at its end overhanging from the bottom surface.

US Pat. No. 10,461,006

ENCAPSULATED SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

Amkor Technology, Inc., ...

1. An integrated circuit package comprising:a substrate comprising a first substrate side, a second substrate side opposite the first substrate side, and a plurality of lateral substrate sides that extend between the first substrate side and the second substrate side;
an integrated circuit die comprising a first die surface, a second die surface opposite the first die surface, and a plurality of lateral die surfaces that extend between the first die surface and the second die surface, where the second die surface is coupled to the first substrate side; and
an encapsulant that covers at least the plurality of lateral die surfaces and the plurality of lateral substrate sides,
wherein the substrate comprises a plurality of conductive layers comprising:
a first conductive layer comprising a plurality of conductive interconnects at the first substrate side, wherein:
each of the conductive interconnects is coupled to a respective pad of the integrated circuit die;
each of the conductive interconnects comprises a metal positioned outside a footprint of the integrated circuit die; and
each of the conductive interconnects comprises a laterally outermost surface that is positioned laterally inward from an outermost periphery of the substrate; and
a second conductive layer comprising a plurality of lands at the second substrate side.

US Pat. No. 10,460,992

HIGH FREQUENCY ATTENUATOR

THIN FILM TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A passive, high frequency attenuator comprising:a substrate comprising a substrate material having a first side and a second side, the second side being opposite the first;
a first portion coupled to the first side of the substrate, the first portion comprising:
an input contact section;
an output contact section; and
a ground section;
a second portion coupled to the second side of the substrate, the second portion comprising:
a first ground section positioned along a first edge of the second side of the substrate;
a second ground section positioned along a second edge of the second side of the substrate, the second edge being opposite the first edge; and
an attenuation section positioned between the first and second ground sections, the attenuation section comprising:
an input section;
an output section; and
a plurality of resistive sections positioned between the input section, the output section, and the first ground section; and
a plurality of through-holes extending through the substrate and providing electrical communication between the first side of the substrate and the second side of the substrate; and wherein
the input contact section of the first portion is in electrical communication with the input section of the attenuation section of the second portion;
the output contact section of the first portion is in electrical communication with the output section of the attenuation section of the second portion; and
the ground section of the first portion is in electrical communication with the first ground section of the second portion and the second ground section of the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,460,988

REMOVAL METHOD AND PROCESSING METHOD

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A removal method for selectively removing a plurality of types of metal oxide films in a plurality of recesses formed in a substrate that is arranged in a processing chamber, the removal method comprising process steps of: exposing the plurality of types of metal oxide films to BCl3 gas or a BCl3 gas plasma generated by introducing BCl3 gas; stopping introduction of the BCl3 gas and performing a purge process; exposing the plurality of types of metal oxide films and a plurality of types of metal films underneath the plurality of types of metal oxide films to a plasma generated by introducing an inert gas; and stopping introduction of the inert gas and performing the purge process; wherein the process steps are repeated a plurality of times; and wherein the process step of exposing the plurality of types of metal oxide films and the plurality of types of metal films underneath the plurality of types of metal oxide films to the plasma includes performing a first process step of exposing the plurality of types of metal oxide films to one plasma generated from a single gas of the inert gas, and a second process step of exposing the plurality of types of metal films to two different plasmas each generated from a single gas selected from a plurality of types of gases including the inert gas.

US Pat. No. 10,460,969

BIPOLAR ELECTROSTATIC CHUCK AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. An electrostatic chuck comprising:a chuck body; and
a plurality of independently replaceable electrostatic chuck assemblies mounted in an array across the chuck body to define a substrate support surface suitable for supporting a large area substrate, at least a first electrostatic chuck assembly of the plurality of electrostatic chuck assemblies operable independent of an operation of a second electrostatic chuck assembly of the plurality of electrostatic chuck assemblies, wherein the first electrostatic chuck assembly is laterally spaced apart from the second electrostatic chuck assembly to form a gap therebetween, and wherein the chuck body comprises:
a port aligned with and configured to flow gas into the gap defined between the first and second electrostatic chuck assemblies.

US Pat. No. 10,460,963

PLASMA PROCESSING METHOD

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A plasma processing method of processing a processing target object, in which an organic film, a mask film and a resist film are stacked in sequence, by plasma, the plasma processing method comprising:a process of supplying a modifying gas, which is a H2 gas, a hydrogen halide gas, or a mixed gas containing a rare gas and a H2 gas or a hydrogen halide gas, into a chamber accommodating therein the processing target object in which a preset pattern is formed on the resist film;
a modifying process of modifying the resist film of the processing target object by plasma of the modifying gas at a processing temperature equal to or less than ?20° C.,
a process of supplying a first processing gas for etching into the chamber; and
a first etching process of etching the mask film with the resist film modified in the modifying process as a mask by plasma of the first processing gas at a processing temperature within a range from 0° C. to 40° C.

US Pat. No. 10,460,962

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A substrate processing apparatus, comprising:a holding plate provided with a first through hole and configured to hold a substrate;
a rotation driving unit configured to rotate the holding plate;
a lift pin provided above the holding plate and configured to support the substrate from below;
a liquid supply unit provided to pass through the first through hole and configured to supply a liquid to a rear surface of the substrate held by the holding plate; and
an elevating device configured to move the lift pin and the liquid supply unit up and down between at a neighboring position where the lift pin and the liquid supply unit are adjacent to the holding plate and the substrate is held and at a distanced position where the lift pin and the liquid supply unit are distanced upwards from the holding plate and the substrate is carried out,
wherein the elevating device comprises a first lifting member configured to move the lift pin to the distanced position,
the first lifting member is in a disconnected state with respect to the lift pin when the lift pin and the liquid supply unit are located at the neighboring position, and
when the lift pin and the liquid supply unit are moved from the neighboring position to the distanced position, the first lifting member is turned from the disconnected state to a connected state where the first lifting member is connected to the lift pin, and the elevating device raises only the lift pin without raising the liquid supply unit for a time during which the first lifting member is moved up to a preset position, where the lift pin comes into contact with the rear surface of the substrate, while being connected to the lift pin, and raises the lift pin and the liquid supply unit for a time during which the first lifting member is raised from the preset position to the distanced position.

US Pat. No. 10,460,959

PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Powertech Technology Inc....

1. A manufacturing method of a package structure, comprising:providing a carrier;
bonding a semiconductor chip on the carrier, wherein the semiconductor chip comprises a plurality of conductive pads exposed at an active surface of the semiconductor chip;
forming an insulating material layer over the carrier and encapsulating the semiconductor chip after the semiconductor chip is bonded on the carrier, wherein the insulating material layer comprises a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a thickness of the insulating material layer is greater than a thickness of the semiconductor chip, and the plurality of conductive pads are covered by the insulating material layer;
patterning the first surface of the insulating material layer to form first openings that expose the conductive pads of the semiconductor chip, and second openings that penetrate through the insulating material layer;
forming a plurality of conductive posts in the first openings, wherein the plurality of conductive posts is electrically connected to the plurality of conductive pads of the semiconductor chip, and the plurality of conductive posts extend onto the first surface of the insulating layer;
forming a plurality of conductive vias in the second openings, wherein the plurality of conductive vias extend onto the first surface of the insulating layer;
forming a redistribution layer over the first surface of the insulating material layer, wherein the redistribution layer is electrically connected to the plurality of conductive posts and the plurality of conductive vias;
de-bonding the carrier; and
forming a plurality of conductive terminals on the second surface of the insulating material layer, wherein the plurality of conductive terminals is electrically connected to the redistribution layer through the plurality of conductive vias.

US Pat. No. 10,460,952

STRESS RELIEVING SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER

Sensor Electronic Technol...

1. A structure comprising:a substrate;
a nucleation layer located on the substrate, wherein the nucleation layer is formed of a plurality of nucleation islands; and
a cavity containing layer located over the nucleation layer, wherein the cavity containing layer is formed of a semiconductor material, has a thickness greater than two monolayers, and has a plurality of cavities, and wherein the plurality of cavities have a characteristic size of at least one nanometer and a characteristic separation of at least five nanometers.

US Pat. No. 10,460,950

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A substrate processing system comprising:a memory including a program;
a processor configured to execute the program to operate the substrate processing system;
an etching apparatus configured to supply a gas containing fluorocarbon to generate plasma so as to perform an etching process on a film including silicon formed on a substrate, wherein the etching process is performed by using plasma through a mask formed on the film including silicon;
a film forming apparatus configured to supply a gas containing carbon so as to form a film including carbon on the etched film including silicon, wherein the film forming apparatus is provided separately from the etching apparatus;
the processor is configured to execute the program to cause the etching apparatus to perform:
a first etching step in which the film including silicon is partway etched by using plasma; and
a second etching step in which the film including silicon, on which the film including carbon is formed, is further etched by using plasma,
the processor is further configured to execute the program to cause the film forming apparatus to perform a film forming step in which the film including carbon is formed on the film including silicon on which the first etching step has been performed,
wherein the processor is configured to execute the program to cause the film forming apparatus to further perform a treatment process with any of a single gas of monosilane (SiH4) and a mixed gas containing monosilane after the film forming step and before the second etching step.

US Pat. No. 10,460,947

METHOD FOR POLISHING SILICON WAFER

SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., L...

1. A method for polishing a silicon wafer, the method comprising:recovering a used slurry containing polishing abrasive grains and obtained from a slurry that had been supplied to the silicon wafer and used for polishing; and
circulating and supplying the recovered used slurry to the silicon wafer to polish the silicon wafer, wherein
a mixed alkali solution containing
a chelating agent and
either or both of a pH adjuster and a polishing rate accelerator is added to the recovered used slurry without adding unused polishing abrasive grains, and the recovered used slurry is circulated and supplied to the silicon wafer to polish the silicon wafer,
and further comprising:
measuring a concentration of the chelating agent in the recovered used slurry by an absorbance measuring method when the used slurry is circulated and supplied;
quantifying the chelating agent in the used slurry based on a result of the measurement; and
setting a mixing condition of the chelating agent in the mixed alkali solution based on a result of the quantification such that the concentration of the chelating agent in the used slurry is kept constant.

US Pat. No. 10,460,946

NATURALLY OXIDIZED FILM REMOVING METHOD AND NATURALLY OXIDIZED FILM REMOVING DEVICE

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A method of removing a natural oxide film formed on a surface of a semiconductor layer containing a compound of indium and an element other than indium as a main ingredient, comprising:supplying a first etching gas which is ?-diketone to the semiconductor layer and heating the semiconductor layer to remove an oxide of the indium constituting the natural oxide film; and
supplying a second etching gas to the semiconductor layer and heating the semiconductor layer to remove an oxide of the element other than indium constituting the natural oxide film.

US Pat. No. 10,460,943

INTEGRATED STRUCTURES HAVING GALLIUM-CONTAINING REGIONS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An integrated structure, comprising:a conductive gate;
a charge-storage region under the conductive gate;
a tunneling region under the charge-storage region;
a semiconductor-containing channel region under and directly against the tunneling region, the semiconductor-containing channel region comprising monocrystalline silicon and being part of a monocrystalline-silicon substrate that extends laterally outward beyond the charge-storage region along a cross-section; and
wherein the tunneling region includes a dielectric material consisting essentially of SiO2 directly adjacent a gallium-containing material and directly adjacent the semiconductor-containing channel region.

US Pat. No. 10,460,933

TWO-STEP PROCESS FOR GAPFILLING HIGH ASPECT RATIO TRENCHES WITH AMORPHOUS SILICON FILM

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:positioning a substrate having at least one opening formed in a substrate surface thereof in a processing chamber, wherein the at least one opening is defined by sidewalls and a bottom surface;
conformally depositing a silicon liner layer over the substrate surface and the sidewalls and the bottom surface of the at least one opening;
filling the at least one opening with a flowable silicon film; and
curing the silicon liner layer and the flowable silicon film, wherein the silicon liner layer and the flowable silicon film each comprises amorphous silicon.

US Pat. No. 10,460,930

SELECTIVE GROWTH OF SIO2 ON DIELECTRIC SURFACES IN THE PRESENCE OF COPPER

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A method of selectively depositing silicon oxide on a dielectric material relative to copper on a substrate, the method comprising:(a) providing the substrate comprising the dielectric material and exposed copper metal surface;
(b) prior to depositing the silicon oxide, exposing the substrate to a copper-blocking reagent to selectively adsorb onto the exposed copper metal surface;
(c) exposing the substrate to a silicon-containing precursor to adsorb the silicon-containing precursor onto the dielectric material;
(d) exposing the substrate to an oxidizing plasma generated in an environment comprising a weak oxidant to convert the adsorbed silicon-containing precursors to silicon oxide; and
(e) exposing the substrate to a reducing agent to reduce the exposed copper metal surface.

US Pat. No. 10,460,928

PROCESS FOR DEPOSITION OF TITANIUM OXYNITRIDE FOR USE IN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FABRICATION

ASM IP Holding B.V., Alm...

1. A process for depositing a titanium oxynitride thin film comprising:contacting a substrate comprising silicon with a titanium reactant;
subsequently contacting the substrate with a second reactant comprising a plurality of reactive species generated by plasma, wherein the plurality of reactive species comprises nitrogen and oxygen; and
repeating the contacting steps until a titanium oxynitride thin film having a thickness of from about 1 nm to about 50 nm has been formed on the substrate, wherein the titanium oxynitride thin film is deposited at a temperature from 70° C. to 200° C.

US Pat. No. 10,460,923

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TREATING SUBSTRATE

SEMES CO., LTD., Chungch...

1. A method for liquid-treating a substrate, comprising:a first treatment liquid supplying operation of supplying a first treatment liquid to a treatment location of the substrate, wherein the first treatment liquid includes hydrofluoric acid; and
a wetting operation of, after the first treatment liquid supplying operation, supplying a wetting liquid onto the substrate, wherein the wetting liquid is water,
wherein the wetting operation includes:
a simultaneous supply operation of supplying the wetting liquid to a first location while the first treatment liquid is supplied, and
wherein the first location is a location spaced apart from the treatment location.

US Pat. No. 10,460,908

MULTI CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WRITING APPARATUS AND MULTI CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WRITING METHOD

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A multiple charged particle beam writing apparatus comprising:an emission source configured to emit a charged particle beam;
a shaping aperture array substrate configured to form multiple charged particle beams by being irradiated with the charged particle beam;
a combination setting circuitry configured to set, for each of a plurality of design grids being irradiation positions in design of the multiple charged particle beams, a plurality of combinations each composed of three beams whose actual irradiation positions surround a design grid concerned in the plurality of design grids, by using four or more beams whose actual irradiation positions are close to the design grid concerned;
a first distribution coefficient calculation circuitry configured to calculate, for each of the plurality of combinations, a first distribution coefficient for each of the three beams configuring a combination concerned in the plurality of combinations, for distributing a dose to irradiate the design grid concerned to the three beams configuring the combination concerned such that a position of a gravity center of each distributed dose coincides with a position of the design grid concerned and a sum of the each distributed dose coincides with the dose to irradiate the design grid concerned, where at least one the first distribution coefficient is calculated for the each of the four or more beams;
a second distribution coefficient calculation circuitry configured to calculate, for each of the four or more beams, a second distribution coefficient of the each of the four or more beams relating to the design grid concerned by dividing a total value of the at least one the first distribution coefficient corresponding to a beam concerned in the four or more beams by a number of the plurality of combinations; and
a writing mechanism configured to write a pattern on a target object with the multiple charged particle beams in which the dose to irradiate each of the plurality of design grids has been distributed to each corresponding one of the four or more beams.

US Pat. No. 10,460,905

BACKSCATTERED ELECTRONS (BSE) IMAGING USING MULTI-BEAM TOOLS

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an electron source;
a beamlet control mechanism configured to produce a plurality of beamlets utilizing electrons provided by the electron source, the beamlet control mechanism further configured to deliver one of the plurality of beamlets toward a target at a time-instance, wherein the beamlet control mechanism comprises at least one of an aperture plate, an aperture array, or one or more blanking devices; and
a detector configured to produce an image of the target at least partially based on electrons backscattered out of the target, wherein the detector is further configured to receive electrons backscattered out of the target for two or more beamlets delivered toward the target at two or more time-instances, wherein the detector is further configured to produce the image of the target at least partially based on a sum of the received backscattered electrons.

US Pat. No. 10,460,897

MAGNETIC TRIP DEVICE FOR CIRCUIT BREAKER

LSIS CO., LTD., Anyang-s...

1. A magnetic trip device for a circuit breaker, comprising:an actuator coil part that has a plunger configured to move to an advanced position or a retracted position according to the magnetization or demagnetization of a coil;
an output plate that is rotatably provided on the movement path of the plunger to rotate in a first direction by the pressing of the plunger;
a micro switch that has an operation lever portion protruding outwardly and is configured to output an electrical signal indicating a state of the circuit breaker according to whether or not the operation lever portion is pressed;
a switch driving lever mechanism that is configured to rotate to a first position for pressing the operation lever portion or a second position for releasing the operation lever portion so as to open or close the micro switch;
a driving lever bias spring that is provided at a predetermined position to elastically bias the switch driving lever mechanism to rotate to the second position;
an automatic reset mechanism that is configured to press the plunger of the actuator coil part to the retracted position in connection with a main switching shaft of the circuit breaker subsequent to a trip operation; and
a driving lever latch that is configured to rotate to a restraining position for preventing the switch driving lever mechanism from rotating to the first position so as to allow the micro switch to maintain a trip indicating state subsequent to a trip operation even when the plunger is moved to the retracted position by the automatic reset mechanism, and a release position for allowing the switch driving lever mechanism to rotate to the first position, and the driving lever latch is provided adjacent to the switch driving lever mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,460,889

LOCKOUT DEVICE

1. A lockout device comprising a first unit and a second unit; the first unit comprising a hook portion, a middle portion, and a lock portion; said middle portion located between and directly connected to the hook portion and the lock portion; and the second unit comprising a support means and a locking means; the support means connected to the locking means; the locking means disposed substantially parallel to the middle portion of the first unit; a forward element of the locking means being substantially linear; and the locking means closing with the hook portion placing the lockout device in a locked position by holding together a lever lock point of an on/off switch lever and a stub lock point of an off stub of an electrical disconnect box.

US Pat. No. 10,460,884

SWITCHING ARRANGEMENT FOR A CONTROL TRANSFORMER, IN PARTICULAR POLARITY SWITCHING MEANS

MASCHINENFABRIK REINHAUSE...

1. A polarity switch for a control transformer comprising a first winding for a phase to be regulated, of an alternating current mains, the polarity switch comprising:a first connection terminal connectable with the winding;
a second connection terminal connectable with a diverter;
a vacuum interrupter having a fixed contact and a movable contact;
an isolator having a stationary switching-on contact and an electrically conductive movable bearing housing selectably engageable with and disengageable from the switching-on contact;
a resistor connected in a series circuit with the vacuum interrupter and the isolator, the first connection terminal being connected with the second connection terminal by the series circuit;
a rotatable polarity rotor carrying the bearing housing and rotatable to actuate the isolator and the vacuum interrupter, the polarity rotor having a lower support plate carrying the fixed contact and an upper support plate mechanically connected to the movable contact, the vacuum interrupter being mounted vertically between the plates; and
a vertical drive shaft between the support plates for rotating the polarity rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,460,870

INDUCTION COIL ASSEMBLY AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM

NINGBO WEIE ELECTRONICS T...

1. An induction coil assembly, comprising:at least one substrate, each including at least one through hole;
a first part of a wire of the induction coil assembly wound on a first surface of the substrate; and
a second part of the wire extended onto a second surface of the substrate via one of the through holes of the substrate and wound on the second surface of the substrate
wherein the wire forms an N-turn coil, locations of the windings on the first surface of the substrate and locations of the windings on the second surface of the substrate are mutually staggered with each other up and down.

US Pat. No. 10,460,867

UPRIGHT COMPOSITE COMMON MODE COIL ASSEMBLY

Yujing Technology Co., Lt...

1. An upright composite common mode coil assembly comprising:a coil carrier including two bobbins, a group of coils being wounded around the outer circumference of each of the bobbins; and
a seat including:
a base having a back plate on a surface thereof, hollow portions formed at an upper position and a lower position of the back plate, a wire slot provided at either side of the back plate, and an indentation extending from one end of each of the wire slots;
a bottom portion extending vertically from a side of the base closer to the indentations, a recessed portion formed at each of the corners of the bottom portion, and a pin inserted into each of the recessed portions;
a top portion extending vertically from another side of the base and including a flat top face; and
a separating portion extending from another surface of the base and being tapered to form a curved surface, and the separating portion forming a receiving slot with the top portion and another receiving slot with the bottom portion,
wherein some of the recessed portions are in communication with the indentations, while the rest of the recessed portions respectively form notches with adjacent regions of the bottom portion;
wherein one bobbin of the coil carrier is received in each of the receiving slots of the seat, and wires of a group of the coils are guided into some of the recessed portions through the wire slots and the indentations, and wires of another group of the coils are guided into the other recessed portions through the notches, so that the wires of the coils do not protrude out of the seat and are neatly soldered on the pins; and
wherein a wing portion extends from a side of each indentation, and a concaved portion is formed between each indentation and its corresponding wing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,460,856

BUS MOUNTS, POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR MOUNTING BUSES IN POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC., ...

1. A power distribution system, comprising:a bus bar;
a frame member;
a support block formed from a non-conductive material and having a first side and an opposite second side;
one or more first fasteners extending beyond the second side and mechanically coupled to the bus bar;
one or more second fasteners extending beyond the first side and mechanically coupled to the frame member; and
a first insulator located between the first side of the support block and the frame member, wherein the one or more first fasteners do not extend through the first insulator and the one or more second fasteners extend through the first insulator.

US Pat. No. 10,460,842

INTERACTIVE AND ANALYTICAL SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES A DYNAMIC TOOL FOR THERAPIES TO PREVENT AND CURE DEMENTIA-RELATED DISEASES

UMETHOD HEALTH, INC., Ra...

1. A method for providing a therapy to a patient to improve cognitive health of the patient, the method comprising:using at least one processor and at least one memory for:
receiving patient information including two or more of personal and family background data, pre-existing conditions, current medications, genomic data, and diagnostic information, the diagnostic information relating to biological mechanisms that define dementia-related diseases as a medical condition or risk of dementia-related diseases;
receiving therapy plan information, the therapy plan information comprising a plurality of individual therapy plans, each individual therapy plan specifying an individual biological mechanism targeted for physiological adjustment, variations found in an effect on the targeted biological mechanism as a function of the patient information, and data quantifying a probability of success of the individual therapy plan;
generating an aggregate therapy plan, the aggregate therapy plan targeting adjustment of a plurality of biological mechanisms using a combination of the individual therapy plans, the aggregate therapy plan comprising an aggregate probability reflecting a likelihood of achieving all targeted adjustments;
receiving diagnostic and testing data associated with the patient, the diagnostic and testing data captured after the patient has undergone treatment according to the aggregate therapy plan;
for each individual therapy plan in the aggregate therapy plan:
determining a value corresponding to the individual biological mechanism in the patient based on the received diagnostic and testing data;
performing a comparison of the value to a recommended range for the value, and
based on the comparison, dynamically adjusting the individual therapy plan for the biological mechanism when the value is within the recommended range; and
generating, for the patient, an adjusted aggregate therapy based on the individual therapy plan adjustments;
administering the adjusted aggregate therapy via communicable links to a mobile device of a therapy provider, wherein the adjusted aggregate therapy enables improvement in the cognitive health of the patient; and
adjusting the therapy plan information based on success of the individual therapy plans of the patient and of other patients;
and
further administering the adjusted aggregate therapy by the therapy provider.

US Pat. No. 10,460,840

DIAGNOSTICS-BASED HUMAN HEALTH EVALUATION

JIANGSU HUABEN HEALTH LIF...

1. A method of evaluating a health condition of a patient based on a diagnostic aspect of the patient, comprising:obtaining, by a diagnostics measurement device, a measurement value of the diagnostic aspect of the patient;
calculating, by a processor communicatively coupled to the diagnostics measurement device, a relative ratio by dividing the measurement value by a standard average value of the diagnostic aspect;
calculating, by the processor, a health deviation by subtracting a baseline value from the relative ratio; and
designating, by the processor, a health indicator based on the health deviation, the health indicator indicating the health condition of the patient,
wherein:
the diagnostics measurement device comprises a blood test device,
the measurement value is a result of a blood test performed by the blood test device on the patient,
the standard average value comprises an arithmetic mean of a standard upper limit and a standard lower limit that are medically defined for the diagnostic aspect,
the baseline value comprises an arithmetic sum of a medium value, a variation upper limit, a variation lower limit, and a tier size, and
the health indicator is a rounded integer of a ratio of the health deviation to the tier size.

US Pat. No. 10,460,836

MEDICAL DEVICE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

1. A system for establishing wireless communication between at least one medical device having a predefined unique identification (ID) and at least one communication unit having a primary two-way wireless data communication interface, the system comprising:means for wirelessly performing primary two-way data communication including receiving and transmitting information between the medical device and the communication unit;
secondary one-way wireless communication means for communicating the predefined unique identification (ID) of the medical device through the secondary one-way wireless communication, wherein the secondary one-way wireless communication means includes means for non-encrypted wireless communication, and the means for wirelessly performing primary two-way data communication comprises an encrypted secure primary two-way wireless data communication interface;
means for ensuring that the primary two-way wireless data communication can be carried out if and only if the communication unit positively and in advance has identified the predefined unique identification (ID) of the medical device;
wherein the medical device comprises an activation member that is configured to be triggered by mechanical activation of the activation member, and secondary communication means for sending at least one signal to the communication unit upon the activation member being triggered, wherein the secondary one-way wireless communication means is for sending the at least one signal in real time, whereby the medical device is activated and sends at least one response signal to the secondary one-way wireless communication means to determine said predefined unique identification of the medical device; and
wherein the communication unit comprises means for providing interactive training of a user of the medical device on a real-time basis.

US Pat. No. 10,460,834

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING HEALTH RESEARCH USING A PERSONAL WEARABLE DEVICE WITH RESEARCH MODE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wearable device having an associated user ID, the device comprising:one or more sensors adapted for detecting one or more health parameters of a user when the device is worn by the user;
a wireless communication link adapted for near field/local communication with one or more computing devices including communications for pairing with the one or more computing devices and communications for transmitting one or more health parameters to the one or more computing devices;
user interface for receiving user input and for outputting information indications; and
a control unit for controlling operation of the wearable device in differing modes including:
a standard mode in which the wearable device pairs and communicates with at least one computing device associated with the user ID when within a wireless communication range of the at least one computing device to facilitate communication of a plurality of health data comprising detections of the one or more health parameters obtained from the one or more sensors, and
a health research mode in which the wearable device communicates by secure authenticated communication with at least one other computing device associated with a third party ID associated with a health researcher of a health research study in which the user is a participant, wherein in the health research mode, the wearable device communicates a first set of health data of the plurality of health data that is relevant to the health research study, wherein the communication of the first set of health data is pre-authorized by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,460,826

TEST METHODS OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND SEMICONDUCTOR SYSTEMS USED THEREIN

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor system comprising:a medium controller configured to output an address that is sequentially counted in a test mode, configured to sense levels of data corresponding to the address in the test mode to determine if the data has a row error or a chip error, and configured to change a combination of a host address to generate and store a spare address if a combination of the address corresponds to the chip error in the test mode; and
a semiconductor module configured to include a plurality of semiconductor devices,
wherein each of the semiconductor devices comprises a spare area and a redundancy area,
wherein the semiconductor module repairs the address to output the data from the redundancy area of a chip if a combination of the address corresponds to the row error, and
wherein the semiconductor module outputs the data from the spare area selected by the spare address of the chip if a combination of the address corresponds to the chip error,
wherein the row error corresponds to an error which occurs in any one of the plurality of semiconductor devices; and
wherein the chip error corresponds to an error which occurs in at least two of the plurality of semiconductor devices.

US Pat. No. 10,460,823

TEST CONTROL CIRCUIT, SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY APPARATUS AND SEMICONDUCTOR SYSTEM USING THE TEST CONTROL CIRCUIT

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A test control circuit comprising:a control signal generation circuit configured to generate a normal set signal based on a test command signal in a normal mode, and generate a fast set signal regardless of the test command signal in a fast access mode; and
a test mode generation circuit configured to generate a normal test mode signal based on a mode signal, which is generated based on the test command signal, and the normal set signal in the normal mode, and generate a fast test mode signal based on the mode signal and the fast set signal in the fast access mode.

US Pat. No. 10,460,808

MEMORY DEVICE AND PROGRAMMING OPERATION METHOD THEREOF WITH DIFFERENT BIT LINE VOLTAGES

MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL CO...

1. An operation method for a memory device having a memory array including a plurality of memory cells, a plurality of word lines and a plurality of bit lines, the operation method for the memory device including:applying a program voltage to at least a selected word line of the word lines; and
during a high level period of the program voltage, based on respective locations of a plurality of selected bit lines of the bit lines on the word lines, generating and applying a plurality of different bit line voltages to the selected bit lines; the plurality of different bit line voltages generated and applied to the selected bit lines have different rising edges; and in generating the different bit line voltages, the bit line voltage having an earliest rising edge and a highest bit line voltage is generated for applying to a plurality of first selected bit lines of the selected bit lines, which are closest to a head of the word lines, and the plurality of the different bit line voltages are not corresponding to the program voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,460,807

INTEGRATED ERASE VOLTAGE PATH FOR MULTIPLE CELL SUBSTRATES IN NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICES

Conversant Intellectual P...

1. A flash memory device comprising:a memory cell array comprising a first string and a second string, each of the first and the second string comprising a plurality of erasable memory cells, each memory cell of the first string being connected to a respective word line of a first set of word lines, and each memory cell of the second string being connected to a respective word line out of a second set of word lines;
a first string select line, a first ground select line and a first local erase line each being connected to the first string;
a second string select line, a second ground select line and a second local erase line each being connected to the second string, the first and second string select line, the first and second ground select line, the first and second local erase line and each word line of the first and second sets of word lines running in a first direction;
a first pass block circuit comprising a first group of transistors located at an edge outside of the memory cell array, the first group of transistors comprising a first erase voltage pass transistor; and
a second pass block circuit comprising a second group of transistors located at one of the edge or another edge outside of the memory cell array, the second group of transistors comprising a second erase voltage pass transistor,
the first local erase line being coupled to the first erase voltage pass transistor and at least one of the first string select line being coupled to a first string select signal pass transistor of the first group of transistors, the first ground select line being coupled to a first ground select signal pass transistor of the first group of transistors, and a word line of the first set of word lines being coupled to a first word line pass transistor of the first group of transistors; and
the second local erase line being coupled to the second erase voltage pass transistor and at least one of the second string select line being coupled to a second string select signal pass transistor of the second group of transistors, the second ground select line being coupled to a second ground select signal pass transistor of the second group of transistors, and a word line of the second set of word lines being coupled to a second word line pass transistor of the second group of transistors,
wherein the first word line pass transistor is coupled to one of the first set of word lines, and the second word line pass transistor is coupled to one of the second set of word lines,
wherein the gate electrode of the first word line pass transistor and the gate electrode of the first erase voltage pass transistor are electrically in direct connection to each other,
wherein the gate electrode of the second word line pass transistor and the gate electrode of the second erase voltage pass transistor are electrically in direct connection to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,460,801

MULTI-LEVEL PHASE CHANGE DEVICE

WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOG...

1. A method for programming a memory cell, comprising:changing the memory cell to a first resistance state by providing a first voltage to the memory cell; and
changing the memory cell to a second resistance state by providing a second voltage to the memory cell, wherein the memory cell comprises a first phase change material layer separated from a second phase change material layer by a diffusion barrier layer wherein at least one of the first phase change material layer and the second phase change material layer comprises any of selenium tellurium (SeTe), silicon tellurium (SiTe), antimony selenide (SbSe), tin selenide (SnSe), tin tellurium (SnTe), tin antimony (SnSb), germanium antimony (GeSb) and silicon antimony (SiSb), wherein the first phase change material layer and the second phase change material layer comprise different alloys of the same phase change material, wherein altering a resistance state of the memory cell through application of the first voltage comprises setting the memory cell to a first resistance state, and altering the resistance state of the memory cell through application of the second voltage comprises transitioning the memory cell from the first resistance state to a second resistance state.

US Pat. No. 10,460,799

METHOD OF READING RESISTIVE MEMORY DEVICE

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A method of reading a resistive memory device comprising:preparing a memory cell including a selection element and a variable resistance element, the selection element exhibiting a snap-back behavior on a current-voltage sweep curve for the memory cell;
determining first and second read voltages to be applied to the memory cell within a voltage range in which the selection element maintains a turned-on state, the second read voltage being lower than the first read voltage and the second read voltage being selected in a voltage range in which the selection element exhibits the snap-back behavior;
applying the first read voltage to the memory cell to measure a first cell current;
applying the second read voltage to the memory cell to measure a second cell current; and
determining a resistance state stored in the memory cell based on the first cell current and the second cell current.

US Pat. No. 10,460,798

MEMORY CELLS HAVING A PLURALITY OF RESISTANCE VARIABLE MATERIALS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of forming memory cells, the method comprising:forming a first plug material and a second plug material;
forming a material stack on a portion of the first plug material and a portion of the second plug material, wherein the material stack includes a plurality of resistance variable materials separated by respective dielectric materials;
forming a first conductive material on the first plug material, the first conductive material serving as a first conductive contact for the plurality of resistance variable materials of a first memory cell;
forming a second conductive material that serves as a second conductive contact for the plurality of resistance variable materials of both the first memory cell and an adjacent memory cell and is separated from the first plug material by a dielectric material, wherein the second conductive material is formed subsequent to forming the first conductive material; and
forming a third conductive material on the second plug material, the third conductive material serving as a first conductive contact for the plurality of resistance variable materials of the adjacent memory cell.

US Pat. No. 10,460,788

MEMORY CELL AND METHODS THEREOF

FERROELECTRIC MEMORY GMBH...

1. A memory cell, comprising:a channel region;
a gate isolation structure disposed over the channel region, wherein the gate isolation structure has a planar shape;
a first electrode structure disposed over the gate isolation structure, wherein the first electrode structure has a concave shape;
at least one remanent-polarizable layer disposed over the first electrode structure, wherein the at least one remanent-polarizable layer has a concave shape;
a second electrode structure disposed over the at least one remanent-polarizable layer;
wherein the gate isolation structure and the first electrode structure form a first lateral interface,
wherein the first electrode structure and the at least one remanent-polarizable layer form a second lateral interface,
wherein a lateral dimension of the second lateral interface is less than a lateral dimension of the first lateral interface, and
wherein a width of the first electrode structure is substantially the same as a width of the gate isolation structure.

US Pat. No. 10,460,786

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING WRITE ERROR RATE IN MAGNETOELECTRIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY THROUGH PULSE SHARPENING AND REVERSE PULSE SCHEMES

Inston, Inc., Santa Moni...

1. A method for a writing mechanism for a magnetoelectric random access memory cell, the method comprising:applying a voltage of a given polarity for a period of time across a magnetoelectric junction bit of the magnetoelectric random access memory cell, wherein:
the magnetoelectric junction bit comprises:
a ferromagnetic free layer,
a ferromagnetic fixed layer, and
a dielectric layer interposed between the ferromagnetic free layer and the ferromagnetic fixed layer;
application of the voltage of the given polarity across the magnetoelectric junction bit reduces the perpendicular magnetic anisotropy and magnetic coercivity of the ferromagnetic free layer through a voltage controlled magnetic anisotropy effect;
the magnetization of the ferromagnetic free layer changes direction in response to the application of the voltage of the given polarity; and
applying a voltage of a polarity opposite the given polarity across the magnetoelectric junction bit at the end of the application of the voltage of the given polarity.

US Pat. No. 10,460,782

INTEGRATED CIRCUITS HAVING SINGLE STATE MEMORY REFERENCE CELLS AND METHODS FOR OPERATING THE SAME

GLOBALFOUNDARIES INC., G...

19. An integrated circuit comprising:a plurality of operational magneto-resistive random access memory (MRAM) cells arranged in an array of rows and columns; and
a plurality of read circuits, wherein each read circuit is associated with a respective MRAM cell and comprises:
an operational power supply node coupled to an operational ground node by an operational bit line, wherein each respective operational MRAM cell is coupled to the operational bit line between the operational power supply node and the operational ground node;
a reference power supply node coupled to a reference ground node by a reference bit line, wherein the reference power supply node is independent of the operational power supply node to apply a constant operational bias current to the operational bit line while a reference bias current is applied to the reference bit line and is scanned from an initial value through intermediate values to an end value;
a reference memory cell coupled to the reference bit line between the reference power supply node and the reference ground node; and
a sense amplifier coupled to the operational bit line between the operational power supply node and the selected operational memory cell and coupled to the reference bit line between the reference power supply node and the reference memory cell.

US Pat. No. 10,460,780

MAGNETO-RESISTIVE RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY (MRAM) EMPLOYING AN INTEGRATED PHYSICALLY UNCLONABLE FUNCTION (PUF) MEMORY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A memory access circuit for controlling a physically unclonable function (PUF) operation accessing magneto-resistive magnetic random access memory (MRAM) bit cells in an MRAM array comprising an MRAM data array comprising at least one MRAM bit cell row circuit of data MRAM bit cells and an MRAM PUF array comprising at least one MRAM bit cell row circuit of PUF MRAM bit cells, the memory access circuit comprising:a write driver circuit configured to generate a reference write signal to program at least one PUF MRAM bit cell in at least one MRAM bit cell column circuit to a reference memory state, in response to a PUF write operation selecting an MRAM bit cell row circuit to be written in the MRAM PUF array;
a reference write driver circuit configured to generate a second reference write signal to program at least one reference MRAM bit cell in at least one reference MRAM bit cell column circuit to the reference memory state, in response to the PUF write operation selecting the MRAM bit cell row circuit to be written in the MRAM PUF array;
a data output circuit configured to, in response to a PUF read operation selecting an MRAM bit cell row circuit of PUF MRAM bit cells to be read:
receive a PUF data signal representing a resistance of the at least one PUF MRAM bit cell in the at least one MRAM bit cell column circuit for the selected MRAM bit cell row circuit for the PUF read operation;
receive a reference signal representing a resistance of the at least one reference MRAM bit cell in the at least one reference MRAM bit cell column circuit for the selected MRAM bit cell row circuit for the PUF read operation;
compare the PUF data signal to the reference signal; and
generate a PUF output based on a difference between the PUF data signal and the reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,460,779

MRAM REFERENCE CELL WITH SHAPE ANISOTROPY TO ESTABLISH A WELL-DEFINED MAGNETIZATION ORIENTATION BETWEEN A REFERENCE LAYER AND A STORAGE LAYER

CROCUS TECHNOLOGY INC., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a reference magnetic tunnel junction to produce a reference signal, the reference magnetic tunnel junction with a high aspect ratio including a reference layer in an annealed state to establish permanent magnetization along a minor axis and a storage layer with magnetization along a major axis, wherein the storage layer magnetization is substantially perpendicular to the magnetization along the minor axis, the magnetization orientation between the minor axis and the major axis being maintained by shape anisotropy caused by the high aspect ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,460,774

APPARATUS AND METHOD CAPABLE OF REMOVING DUPLICATION WRITE OF DATA IN MEMORY

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. An apparatus for controlling memory, the apparatus comprising:a memory device; and
a controller functionally coupled to the memory device;
a deduplication table for storing compressed data, a physical block address of the memory device in which non-compressed data corresponding to the compressed data has been written and a count value indicative of a write number of the data,
wherein the controller is suitable for:
compressing program data of a logical block address received in a data write operation;
searching for the compressed data in the deduplication table;
if the compressed data is new, writing the program data in the physical block address of the memory device; and
registering a new entry comprising the compressed data and the physical block address with the deduplication table, the compressed data comprising a hash value obtained by a hash algorithm,
wherein the controller is suitable for:
converting the program data with the logical block address into a hash value;
reading data stored in the physical block address of the memory device mapped to a retrieved hash value if the hash value is searched for in the deduplication table;
comparing the program data with the read data;
assigning another physical block address for writing the program data in the memory device if, as a result of the comparison, it is determined that the program data and the read data are different;
writing the program data in the assigned another physical block address of the memory device; and
additionally registering a new entry comprising the hash value and said another physical block address with the deduplication table, and
wherein the controller is suitable for:
selecting the physical block address mapped to a hash value having a greatest counter value if data is searched for in the deduplication table;
reading data written in the physical block address of the memory device;
selecting another physical block address mapped to a hash value having a counter value of next priority if read data is different from the program data; and
reading data written in said another physical block address of the memory device.

US Pat. No. 10,460,762

CANCELLING ADJACENT TRACK INTERFERENCE SIGNAL WITH DIFFERENT DATA RATE

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a circuit configured to:
receive first underlying data corresponding to a first signal with a first rate;
receive a second signal with a second rate corresponding to second underlying data;
interpolate the first underlying data to generate a plurality of interpolated signals;
determine, for the first signal, a first channel pulse response shape with the first rate;
determine an interference component signal based on the plurality of interpolated signals and the first channel pulse response shape; and
cancel interference in the second signal using the interference component signal to generate a cleaned signal.

US Pat. No. 10,460,760

SHINGLED MAGNETIC RECORDING STORAGE SYSTEM

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:determining that an off-track write has occurred during writing data to a shingled magnetic recording (SMR) band in a storage device;
identifying unsafe written data in response to determining that the off-track write has occurred;
determining that caching space is available upon identifying the unsafe written data;
continue writing data to the SMR band without a write retry upon determining that caching space is available; and
caching exclusively the unsafe written data to the determined available caching space.

US Pat. No. 10,460,756

MAGNETIC TAPE DEVICE AND HEAD TRACKING SERVO METHOD EMPLOYING TMR ELEMENT SERVO HEAD AND MAGNETIC TAPE WITH CHARACTERIZED MAGNETIC LAYER

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A magnetic tape device comprising:a magnetic tape; and
a servo head,
wherein the servo head is a magnetic head including a tunnel magnetoresistance effect type element as a servo pattern reading element,
the magnetic tape includes a non-magnetic support, and a magnetic layer including ferromagnetic powder and a binding agent on the non-magnetic support,
the magnetic layer includes a servo pattern,
a center line average surface roughness Ra measured regarding a surface of the magnetic layer is equal to or smaller than 2.0 nm,
a logarithmic decrement acquired by a pendulum viscoelasticity test performed regarding the surface of the magnetic layer is equal to or smaller than 0.050, and
?SFD in a longitudinal direction of the magnetic tape calculated by Expression 1 is equal to or smaller than 0.50,
?SFD=SFD25° C.?SFD?190° C.  Expression 1
in Expression 1, the SFD25° C. is a switching field distribution SFD measured in a longitudinal direction of the magnetic tape at a temperature of 25° C., and the SFD?190° C. is a switching field distribution SFD measured in a longitudinal direction of the magnetic tape at a temperature of ?190° C.

US Pat. No. 10,460,751

STRIPE HEIGHT LAPPING CONTROL STRUCTURES FOR A MULTIPLE SENSOR ARRAY

WESTERN DIGITAL (FREMONT)...

1. A magnetic read transducer comprising:a first read sensor;
a second read sensor;
a third read sensor;
a first electronic lapping guide associated with the first read sensor to control a stripe height of the first read sensor;
a second electronic lapping guide associated with the second read sensor to control the stripe height of the second read sensor; and
a third electronic lapping guide associated with the third read sensor to control the stripe height of the third read sensor,
wherein the first electronic lapping guide is connected to a common ground connector, and wherein the third electronic lapping guide is connected to a common pad.

US Pat. No. 10,460,750

PLATING BASED PRE-DEFINED SIDE SHIELD AND APPLICATION IN MAGNETIC HEAD

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A magnetic recording head having an air bearing surface (ABS), comprising:a main pole;
a side shield laterally spaced from the main pole by a first side gap and a second side gap;
an electrically conductive non-magnetic gap material layer disposed between the main pole and the side shield in the first side gap; and
a dielectric non-magnetic gap material matrix and a conformal dielectric spacer layer disposed between the main pole and the side shield in the second side gap.

US Pat. No. 10,460,748

CONVERSATIONAL INTERFACE DETERMINING LEXICAL PERSONALITY SCORE FOR RESPONSE GENERATION WITH SYNONYM REPLACEMENT

The Toronto-Dominion Bank...

16. A computerized method performed by one or more processors, the method comprising:receiving, via a communications module, a first signal including a conversational input received via interactions with a conversational interface;
analyzing the received conversational input via a natural language processing engine to determine an intent of the received conversational input and a lexical personality score of the received conversational input, the determined intent and the determined lexical personality score based on characteristics included within the received conversational input, wherein the determined lexical personality score includes at least a first score representing a formality score and a second score representing a politeness score of the received conversational input, wherein the formality score and the politeness score represent respective measures determined based on the characteristics included within the received conversational input;
determining a set of response content responsive to the determined intent of the received conversational input, the determined set of response content including a set of initial tokens representing an initial response to the received conversational input, wherein the initial response to the received conversational input corresponds to a default lexical personality score;
identifying a set of synonym tokens associated with at least some of the set of initial tokens, wherein each of the set of synonym tokens are associated with at least a corresponding formality score and a politeness score;
determining, from the identified set of synonym tokens, at least one synonym token associated with a lexical personality score similar to the determined formality score and politeness score of the received conversational input;
replacing at least one token from the set of initial tokens included in the determined set of response content with the at least one determined synonym token corresponding to the determined formality score and politeness score of the received conversational input to generate a modified version of the set of response content; and
transmitting, in response to the received first signal and via the communications module, a second signal including the modified version of the set of response content to a device associated with the received conversational input.

US Pat. No. 10,460,742

DIGITAL FILTERBANK FOR SPECTRAL ENVELOPE ADJUSTMENT

Dolby International AB, ...

1. An apparatus for processing an audio signal, the apparatus comprising:an input interface for receiving real-valued time-domain samples;
a digital filterbank including an analysis part and a synthesis part, wherein the analysis part converts the real-valued time-domain samples to complex-valued subband samples, and the synthesis part converts the complex-valued subband samples to time-domain output samples;
a first phase shifter for shifting a phase of the complex-valued subband samples by an amount;
a spectral envelope adjuster for modifying at least a portion of a spectral envelope of the audio signal by applying gains to the complex-valued subband samples;
a second phase shifter for unshifting a phase of the complex-valued subband samples by the amount; and
an output interface for outputting the time-domain output samples,
wherein the analysis part includes Ma=32 analysis filters formed by complex-exponential modulation of a prototype filter having a length of N=640, and the analysis part further includes a decimator for maximally decimating the real-valued time-domain input samples,
wherein the synthesis part includes Ms=64 synthesis filters formed by complex-exponential modulation of the prototype filter, and the synthesis part further includes an interpolator for interpolating the complex-valued subband samples,
wherein the amount of shifting and unshifting is chosen to reduce a complexity of the digital filterbank,
wherein the digital filterbank has a system delay D that represents a latency of a signal passing through the analysis part followed by the synthesis part, and D is smaller than the prototype filter length N, and
wherein the apparatus is implemented with one or more hardware elements.

US Pat. No. 10,460,739

POST-QUANTIZATION GAIN CORRECTION IN AUDIO CODING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A gain adjustment method, performed by a gain adjustment apparatus, in decoding an audio signal that has been encoded with separate gain and shape representations, said method comprising:estimating an accuracy measure of the shape representation for a frequency band of the audio signal, wherein the shape representation encodes a shape vector comprising coefficients of the audio signal for the frequency band, and wherein the shape vector has been encoded using a pulse vector coding scheme where pulses may be added on top of each other to form pulses of different height, and the accuracy measure is based on the number of pulses used for encoding the shape vector and a height of the maximum pulse in the shape representation;
determining, based on the estimated accuracy measure, a gain correction; and
adjusting the gain representation for the frequency band based on the determined gain correction.

US Pat. No. 10,460,732

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO INSERT VISUAL SUBTITLES IN VIDEOS

Tata Consultancy Services...

1. A computer implemented system for creation of visually subtitled videos, wherein said system comprises:a memory storing instructions and coupled to the processor, wherein the processor is configured to execute the instructions to perform operations to:
segment an audio signal with at least one speaker in a video frame from an input video signal and a music segment from the input video signal;
map a plurality of recognized phones from the segmented audio signal to at least one viseme using a language model;
determine a likelihood score of the recognized phones;
determine a viseme based language model score (VLM) for the at least one mapped viseme;
compute a total viseme score for the at least one mapped viseme by determining a sum of the likelihood score and the VLM score when more than one phone maps to the same viseme or determining a product of the likelihood score and VLM score when one phone maps to a single viseme;
determine a most relevant viseme from the segmented audio signal by comparing the total viseme score and selecting a viseme with the highest total score;
generate a speaker representation sequence of the segmented audio signal; and
integrate the segmented audio signal and viseme sequence to generate visual subtitles.

US Pat. No. 10,460,728

EXPORTING DIALOG-DRIVEN APPLICATIONS TO DIGITAL COMMUNICATION PLATFORMS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

5. A method, comprising:receiving a launch condition associated with a dialog-driven application from a user, wherein the dialog-driven application is implemented in an application management service; and
causing the launch condition to be registered with one or more digital communication platforms distinct from the application management service, wherein the registration makes the dialog-driven application at the application management service accessible via the one or more digital communication platforms, wherein the registration configures individual ones of the one or more digital communication platforms to perform:
detecting the launch condition in a natural language input to the digital communication platform; and
responsive to the detection, causing data of further natural language input to be routed according to the registration from the digital communication platform to the application management service.

US Pat. No. 10,460,715

ACOUSTIC FLOOR UNDERLAY SYSTEM

Zephyros, Inc., Romeo, M...

1. A flooring assembly comprising:a) at least one first lofted, lapped, or airlaid bulk absorber layer for acoustic absorption and compression resistance;
b) at least one impedance layer for one or more of acoustic impedance, compression resistance, and stiffness;
c) at least one second lofted, lapped, or airlaid bulk absorber layer for acoustic absorption and compression resistance; and
d) one or more fibrous air-flow resistive layers.

US Pat. No. 10,460,713

ACOUSTIC WAVE CLOAKING METHOD AND DEVICE CONSIDERING GENERALIZED TIME DEPENDENCY

University of Seoul Indus...

1. A method of cloaking an acoustic wave, comprising:transforming an acoustic propagation mathematical model, predetermined for propagation of an acoustic wave, into an acoustic wave cloaking mathematical model corresponding to an electromagnetic wave mathematical model predetermined for an electromagnetic wave and including a time variable for time dependency in a 4D coordinate system, based on a correlation between the acoustic propagation mathematical model and the electromagnetic wave mathematical model;
obtaining a target characteristic of a meta-material by using the acoustic wave cloaking mathematical model; and
blocking a region including a target object, from an acoustic wave by disposing the meta-material having the obtained target characteristic to surround the region,
wherein a target characteristic of the meta-material is calculated based on a space-time meta-material analysis based on the General Theory of the Relativity,
wherein an empty space of a physical space corresponding to the target region to be hidden with the target object is transformed into a virtual space that has a point the empty space of the physical space is transformed thereto, so that the empty space of the physical space is hidden from external acoustic waves, and
where the transformation of the physical space into the virtual space is obtained using covariant Maxwell's equations based on the General Theory of the Relativity, and using a coordinate transformation equation according to a spatial topology of the target region and the meta-material.

US Pat. No. 10,460,709

ENHANCED SYSTEM, METHOD, AND DEVICES FOR UTILIZING INAUDIBLE TONES WITH MUSIC

THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY...

1. A method for utilizing inaudible tones for music, comprising:initiating music with enhanced features;
determining whether inaudible tones including information or data are associated with a portion of the music; and
playing the music associated with the inaudible tone including the inaudible tones associated with the portion of the music, wherein the inaudible tones are utilized to display notes associated with the music in time with the tempo of the music.

US Pat. No. 10,460,689

GATE DRIVING CIRCUIT

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A gate driving circuit, comprising multi-stages of gate driving units in series connection with one another,wherein each stage of gate driving unit is configured to output a scanning signal through an output end thereof according to a scanning signal output by a previous stage of gate driving unit, a scanning signal output by a next stage of gate driving unit, and a clock signal; and
wherein each stage of gate driving unit comprises:
an input control module, configured to be controlled by the scanning signal output by the previous stage of gate driving unit so as to control an electric potential of a first node;
an output control module, connected to the first node, and configured to control an electric potential of an output end of a present stage of gate driving unit according to the electric potential of the first node;
a pull-down module, connected to the output control module, and configured to pull down the electric potential of the output end of the present stage of gate driving unit according to an electric potential of a second node;
a pull-down maintenance module, connected to the pull-down module, and configured to maintain the electric potential of the second node during a non-scanning period so that the electric potential of the output end of the present stage of gate driving unit is maintained in a negative electric potential; and
a compensation module, connected to the pull-down maintenance module and the first node, and configured to maintain the electric potential of the first node in a negative electric potential during the non-scanning period.

US Pat. No. 10,460,688

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A liquid crystal display panel, wherein the liquid crystal display panel comprises:a plurality of data line pairs, each set of data line pair comprising a first data line and a second data line which are located side by side;
a plurality of scan lines, comprising a first scan line and a second scan line which are perpendicular with the plurality of data line pairs and alternatively arranged;
a pixel unit array, comprising a plurality of pixel units, which are respectively located in regions formed by arrangement of the plurality of data line pairs and the plurality of scan lines, and each row of pixel units being coupled to a first scan line and a second scan line;
wherein a scan drive signal received by the first scan line and the second scan line scan the two rows of pixel units coupled to each other at the same time, and the first scan line and the second scan line are respectively coupled to at least two pixel units in a single row of the pixel unit, and drives the pixel units coupled to each data line in time division to charge the pixel units coupled to the same data line in time division;
wherein the first data line and the second data line transmit data signals with positive polarity or negative polarity to the coupled pixel units, and the polarities of the entire column of the pixel unit array are inverted, and the pixel units are coupled to the first data line or the second data line which can provide corresponding polarity signals according to self polarities to make the first data line or the second data line be coupled to a plurality of pixel units of the same row at the same time
wherein in the pixel unit, the polarities of the pixels of the entire column are reversed in order of positive, negative, negative, positive, negative, positive, positive, negative.

US Pat. No. 10,460,681

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING GRAY-SCALE CHROMATIC ABERRATION FOR DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method for adjusting gray-scale chromatic aberration for a display panel, comprising:inputting a data signal of a test picture to sub-pixels of the display panel, for causing the display panel to display the test picture;
collecting optical parameters of respective regions in the test picture;
comparing the optical parameter of each region in the test picture with an optical parameter of a standard picture; and
adjusting the data signal inputted to the sub-pixels such that a difference between the optical parameter of each region in the test picture and the optical parameter of the standard picture falls within a predetermined range,
wherein the optical parameter comprises a color coordinate and its corresponding brightness;
wherein the method further comprises adjusting a gray-scale color coordinate of the test picture in response to a difference between the color coordinate of each region in the test picture and the color coordinate of the standard picture has an absolute value smaller than a first predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,460,669

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR THERMAL COMPENSATION IN AMOLED DISPLAYS

Ignis Innovation Inc., W...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a plurality of pixels arranged in an array, the plurality of pixels including one or more first pixels, one or more second pixels different from the one or more first pixels, and a pixel different from the one or more first pixels and the one or more second pixels; and
a controller for programming the pixel to control the brightness of the pixel, and for estimating a temperature of the pixel at a first time with use of one or more pixel temperatures determined only for the one or more first pixels, and for estimating a temperature of the pixel at a second time different from the first time with use of one or more pixel temperatures determined only for the one or more second pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,460,662

ELECTROLUMINESCENT DISPLAY AND METHOD OF SENSING ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTROLUMINESCENT DISPLAY

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. An electroluminescent display comprising:a display panel including a plurality of pixels, a plurality of gate lines, and a plurality of data lines; and
a driver integrated circuit connected to the data line through a channel terminal,
wherein the driver integrated circuit includes:
a data voltage generator configured to generate a data voltage to be supplied to the pixel;
a first switch connected between the channel terminal and the data voltage generator;
a sensor configured to sense electrical characteristics of the pixel; and
a second switch connected between the channel terminal and the sensor,
wherein each pixel includes:
a driving thin film transistor (TFT) including a control electrode connected to a first node, a first electrode connected to a high potential driving power, and a second electrode connected to a second node;
an organic light emitting diode (OLED) connected between the second node and a low potential driving power;
a first switching TFT including a control electrode connected to a first gate line supplied with a first gate signal, a first electrode connected to the data line, and a second electrode connected to the first node;
a second switching TFT including a control electrode connected to a second gate line supplied with a second gate signal, a first electrode connected to the data line, and a second electrode connected to the second node; and
a storage capacitor connected between the high potential driving power and the first node,
wherein during a degradation tracking period following a first programming period, the first and second switches are turned off, and the first and second switching TFTs are turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,460,660

AMOLED DISPLAYS WITH MULTIPLE READOUT CIRCUITS

Ingis Innovation Inc., W...

1. A system for determining the operational voltage VOLED of a light-emitting device in a pixel in an array of pixels in a display, the pixel including a storage capacitor coupled to a drive transistor for supplying current to said light-emitting device as a function of a programming of the storage capacitor, the system comprising:a controller adapted to:
vary a first programming of the storage capacitor and measure a first current supplied to said light-emitting device via said drive transistor, until reaching a final first programming of the storage capacitor when the first current equals a predetermined current, wherein one of the first current and the predetermined current is a function of the operational voltage VOLED of said light-emitting device; and
extract the value of the operational voltage VOLED of said light-emitting device with use of the final first programming of the storage capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,460,653

SUBPIXEL WEAR COMPENSATION FOR GRAPHICAL DISPLAYS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A method of compensating for subpixel wear in a graphical display device having a plurality of color-specific subpixels spatially distributed across a display region of the graphical display device, the method comprising:for each color-specific subpixel of a subset of the plurality of color-specific subpixels in which an input display value is generated for each color-specific subpixel of the subset by a host computing device connected to the graphical display device:
sampling one or more display signals directed to the color-specific subpixel to obtain a time-series of sampled values;
storing, in non-volatile storage, compensation data for the color-specific subpixel derived from the time-series of sampled values;
receiving the input display value generated by the host computing device:
applying the compensation data to the input display value to obtain a compensated display value;
driving the color-specific subpixel based on the compensation data, including driving the color-specific subpixel with a compensated display signal based on the compensated display value.

US Pat. No. 10,460,650

DISPLAY DEVICE, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display device for displaying an image frame during a scan period, the display device comprising:a display comprising a plurality of light-emitting diode (LED) lines;
a scan driver; and
a processor configured to:
based on the image frame being received, control the scan driver to supply a power to the plurality of LED lines during a first sub-period among a plurality of sub-periods into which the scan period is divided, and
control the scan driver to firstly supply, during a second sub-period among the plurality of sub-periods, the power to a LED line that is different than a LED line to which the power is firstly supplied during the first sub-period or a LED line to which the power is lastly supplied during the first sub-period, from among the plurality of LED lines,
wherein the second sub-period is next to the first sub-period among the plurality of sub-periods.

US Pat. No. 10,460,646

DISPLAY SYSTEM, DISPLAY DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND IMAGE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR DISPLAYING AN ORIGINAL IMAGE BASED ON COMBINING DIVIDED IMAGE SIGNALS

NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LT...

16. An image signal transmission method that is carried out in a display system that includes a display device and an electronic apparatus that is electrically connected by a connector to said display device, said method comprising:said electronic apparatus receiving or generating an original image signal that indicates an original image that is to be displayed and supplying a plurality of divided image signals that each indicate a respective image of a plurality of partial images obtained by dividing said original image; and
said display device displaying said original image on a basis of a combined image signal realized by combining said plurality of divided image signals that are supplied from said electronic apparatus,
wherein said electronic apparatus supplies a first divided image signal that indicates a first partial image of two partial images obtained by dividing said original image either vertically or horizontally, and a second divided image signal that indicates a second partial image of the two partial images,
wherein said display device combines said first and second divided image signals to supply a combined image signal that indicates said original image,
wherein said display device comprises:
a first memory into which is written first data that indicates said first partial image that is indicated by said first divided image signal;
a second memory into which is written second data that indicates said second partial image that is indicated by said second divided image signal;
a first memory input circuit that reads said first data from said first memory;
a second memory input circuit that reads said second data from said second memory, wherein said first and second memory input circuits use a same clock signal to perform reading of said first and second data from said first and second memories;
a first signal receiver circuit that receives said first divided image signal from said electronic apparatus and supplies as output each of said first data, a first clock signal, and a first Data Enable signal;
a second signal receiver circuit that receives said second divided image signal from said electronic apparatus and supplies as output each of said second data, a second clock signal of a same frequency as said first clock signal, and a second Data Enable signal;
a first memory input circuit that, at a write timing indicated by said first Data Enable signal, writes said first data to said first memory in synchronization with said first clock signal;
a second memory input circuit that, at a write timing indicated by said second Data Enable signal, writes said second data to said second memory in synchronization with said second clock signal; and
a clock generation circuit that supplies a third clock signal of a same frequency as said first or second clock signal, and
wherein each of said first and second memory input circuits uses, of said first and said second Data Enable signals, the Data Enable signal having the later timing or a Data Enable signal having a later timing than both said first and second Data Enable signal to read data on the basis of said third clock signal from, of said first and second memories, a corresponding memory at a read timing that is indicated by the Data Enable signal.

US Pat. No. 10,460,645

POWER SUPPLYING SYSTEM AND POWER MODULE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A signal processing system comprising:a sub apparatus; and
a main apparatus configured to supply power to a display apparatus and the sub apparatus,
wherein the sub apparatus is configured to supply power to an external apparatus based on information being received from the external apparatus, supply power transformed into a voltage corresponding to the information to the external apparatus,
wherein the sub apparatus is configured to transmit an image signal, received from the external apparatus, to the main apparatus, and
wherein the main apparatus is configured to decode the image signal and transmit the decoded image signal to the display apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,460,641

IMAGE PROCESSING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE HISTOGRAM ANALYZER TO PERFORM A DIFFERENTIAL SHIFT AND EXTENSION SHIFT OF IMAGE DATA GRAY LEVEL TO ADJUST GRAY LEVEL RESPECT TO THE BRIGHTNESS IMAGE LEVEL

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

7. A display device comprising:a display panel for displaying an image using a light generated from a light emitting device; and
an image processing circuit that processes image data to be displayed the display panel,
wherein the image processing circuit comprises:
a perceived brightness calculator that calculates a perceived brightness picture level indicating a level of perceived brightness of an input image of a single frame;
a differential extension unit that extends gray levels of the input image to higher gray levels by applying a differential gain to each gray level of the input image based on the perceived brightness picture level and outputs a modified image data having a histogram extended to the higher gray levels to display an image; and
an overdriver that overdrives the light emitting device disposed in a region for implementation of high gray levels higher than or equal to a threshold gray level in the gray levels of the input image extended to the higher gray levels,
wherein the light emitting device comprises a plurality of light sources contained in a plurality of light source blocks disposed on a rear surface of a liquid display panel employed as the display panel,
wherein, when the input image of the single frame contains image data of the high gray levels higher than or equal to the threshold gray level, the overdriver generates a control signal to turn on a larger number of light sources or turn on the light sources for a longer duration than inverse case, and
wherein the overdriver applies a typical gamma curve for implementation of first peak luminance to low/middle gray levels higher than or equal to a threshold gray level in the image extended to the higher gray levels, and applies a gamma curve increasing linearly from luminance of the threshold gray level to second peak luminance higher than the first peak luminance to the high gray levels to modulate data.

US Pat. No. 10,460,640

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display apparatus comprising:a timing controller configured to generate first output image data based on first input image data and a first gamma lookup table, and configured to generate second output image data based on second input image data and a second gamma lookup table; and
a display panel configured to operate based on the first output image data during a first duration, and configured to operate based on the second output image data during a second duration subsequent to the first duration,
wherein the first and second gamma lookup tables correspond to a same region of the display panel, and the first and second gamma lookup tables differing to cause luminance of an image based on the first gamma lookup table to differ from luminance of an image based on the second gamma lookup table and to cause a residual direct current (DC) voltage in the display panel to decrease prior to saturation of the residual DC voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,460,637

IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image projection apparatus comprising:a light modulation element; and
a pixel shift unit configured to shift an optical path of light from a pixel in the light modulation element and to shift a position on a projection surface of a projection pixel formed on the projection surface by a projection optical system with the light,
wherein the pixel shift unit includes:
an optical element configured to shift the optical path in one direction among directions orthogonal to an optical axis from the light modulation element to the projection optical system; and
a rotating unit configured to rotate the optical element around an axis that is parallel to an optical axis direction, so as to change a shift direction of the optical path by the optical element.

US Pat. No. 10,460,633

PIXEL ARRAY, DISPLAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

3. A pixel array, comprising a plurality of pixel units, wherein each pixel unit comprises a plurality of windmill-shaped sub-pixels,each windmill-shaped sub-pixel is configured to display one primary color,
each windmill-shaped sub-pixel comprises a plurality of separated parts which are disposed around a center position of this windmill-shaped sub-pixel, and the plurality of separated parts are disposed apart from each other,
between two adjacent separated parts of each windmill-shaped sub-pixel, a separated part of an adjacent windmill-shaped sub-pixel is disposed, the pixel array, further comprises:
a plurality of switching components, and a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of data lines,
the plurality of gate lines and the plurality of data lines are intersected with each other and are electrically connected with the plurality of switching components respectively,
each windmill-shaped sub-pixel comprises a corresponding switching component to collectively control a state of working of the plurality of separated parts of this windmill-shaped sub-pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,460,631

PRIVACY LABEL

1. A privacy label comprising:a liner sheet, said liner sheet comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite said first surface;
a label sheet, said label sheet comprising a top surface, an underside surface opposite said top surface, and one or more edges defining a boundary of said label sheet, said top surface adapted for printing indicia thereon, said label sheet comprising a line of weakness defining a first segment and a second segment in said label sheet, said first segment and said second segment together defining an area for printing said indicia thereon, said first segment being, separable from said second segment along said line of weakness, said underside surface of said, label sheet comprising a first adhesive, wherein a portion of said underside surface of said label sheet is releasably bonded to said first surface of said liner sheet;
an intermediate sheet between said liner sheet and said label sheet, said intermediate sheet being smaller in size than both said liner sheet and said label sheet, said intermediate sheet comprising an upper surface and a lower surface opposite said upper surface, said lower surface of said intermediate sheet comprising a second adhesive, wherein said upper surface of said intermediate sheet is releasably bonded to said underside surface of said label sheet in a position underlying at least all of said second segment of said label sheet, and wherein said lower surface of said intermediate sheet is releasably bonded to said first surface of said liner sheet, wherein said label sheet and said intermediate sheet may be simultaneously separated from said liner sheet, with said intermediate sheet remaining adhered to said underside surface of said second segment of said label sheet and said first adhesive and said second adhesive being exposed;
wherein when said label sheet and said intermediate sheet together are separated from said liner sheet and adhered to a surface of an object, said lower surface of said intermediate sheet and said underside surface of said first segment of said label sheet are permanently adhered to said surface of said object, and said underside surface of said second segment of said label sheet is removable from said intermediate sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,460,628

TILE MAP SERVICE DEVICE AND METHOD

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A tile map service (TMS) device, comprising:a data storage that stores map layers that have different map types, map data of an image tile form having a level of detail (LOD) structure of each of the map layers, and a tile map in which image tile maps of a plurality of map layers are merged; and
a processor that:
receives map request information including two or more map types, an LOD level, and arbitrary map coordinates from a client,
checks whether a previously merged tile map is present in the cache of the data storage using the map types, the LOD level, and the map coordinates included in the map request information by searching a cache structure of the storage,
generates a new tile map based on the map request information in which the image tile maps of the plurality of map layers are merged when the result of the checking is that the tile map corresponding to the map request information is not present,
caches the generated new tile map in the data storage corresponding to the LOD level, the merged map type, and the map coordinates, and
provides a tile map corresponding to the map request information to the client,
wherein each of the map layers have the same map tile coordinates.

US Pat. No. 10,460,617

TESTING SYSTEM

SHL Group Ltd, Thames Di...

1. One or more devices for constructing a test for assessing psychological traits of a subject by means of a forced-choice assessment test, the one or more devices comprising:an assessment server, adapted to interact with the subject to be tested over a computer network;
wherein the assessment server comprises one or more computers and one or more computer-readable media storing instructions that are executable by the one or more computers, wherein the one or more computers and one or more computer-readable media implement:
a test construction engine for constructing a test, the test comprising a plurality of item blocks, wherein each item block comprises a plurality of items, each item relating to a psychological trait, and at least two of the items in an item block relating to different psychological traits, to which the subject is required to respond by at least partially ranking items from the item block, comprising:
an interface that provides access to a database, the database adapted to store information pertaining to a plurality of scales, each scale being related to a psychological trait of the subject to be assessed, and a plurality of items, each item being associated with at least one scale and representing a stimulus to which the subject may respond;
a test generator module adapted to generate a plurality of item blocks from items obtained from the database;
a test configurator module for receiving a request for an item block; and
a selector adapted to select, from among multiple item blocks, an item block to include in the test, the selector adapted to select the item block in dependence on the request and an information optimization index, wherein the selector is adapted to determine the information optimization index for each item block from a potential information gain from the subject being required to respond to the item block;
a test administrator module for applying the test to the subject via a user terminal for displaying the test to the subject and receiving a response from the subject; and
a scoring engine for scoring the subject response to each item block of the test and assessing a psychological trait of the subject based on the subject item block response score; and
wherein the item block response score of the subject for a first item block is used to determine a second item block.

US Pat. No. 10,460,610

AIRCRAFT PROFILE OPTIMIZATION WITH COMMUNICATION LINKS TO AN EXTERNAL COMPUTATIONAL ASSET

General Electric Company,...

10. A system comprising:an external computational asset device comprising:
a memory storing processor-executable program instructions; and
a processor to execute the processor-executable program instructions to cause the computing device to:
obtain flight data for a prescribed flight from at least one of an airborne system of a particular aircraft to execute the prescribed flight and a system separate and distinct from the airborne system having a source of data related to the prescribed flight, the flight data including specific details relating to the particular aircraft and parameters of the prescribed flight, the specific details of the flight data relating to the particular aircraft comprises a data model including tail specific performance and operational characteristics for the particular aircraft;
perform, by the processor of the external computational asset separate and distinct from a flight management system and a flight control system of the airborne system and based on the obtained flight data, a control optimization to generate optimized path specific control commands to minimize at least one direct operating cost for the prescribed flight;
transmit the optimized path specific control commands via a communication uplink from the external computational asset to the particular aircraft; and
guide, in response to receiving the optimized path specific control commands by the particular aircraft, the particular aircraft in accordance with the optimized path specific control commands to execute the prescribed flight to minimize the at least one direct operating cost for the prescribed flight.

US Pat. No. 10,460,607

PREDICTIVE MULTIMODAL LAND TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISION

ALSTOM TRANSPORT TECHNOLO...

1. A supervision infrastructure for a multimodal land transportation network that groups together a plurality of monomodal land transportation networks, wherein each monomodal land transportation network is equipped with an individual operating system, the supervision infrastructure comprising:a plurality of local supervision modules, each local supervision module being associated with a transfer station providing an interconnection between at least two of the monomodal land transportation networks, and wherein each local supervision module is configured to:
perform a real-time traffic synthesis of traffic at the associated transfer station,
execute continuously a plurality of operating rules by using operating data from the real-time traffic synthesis to generate at least one setpoint, and
send the at least one setpoint to at least one operating system of at least one monomodal land transportation network from among the monomodal land transportation networks interconnected to the associated transfer station, and
a global supervision module configured to send, to each of said local supervision modules, the plurality of operating rules that the local supervision module must execute, wherein the plurality of operating rules sent to one local supervision module differs from the plurality of operating rules sent to another local supervision module.

US Pat. No. 10,460,605

DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A driver assistance system for a motor vehicle, comprising:at least one sensor adapted to be physically joined to a body of the motor vehicle and electrically connected to a battery of the motor vehicle to detect object properties of objects which are located in surroundings of the motor vehicle;
an interface;
an output unit to transmit the object properties to a user; and
a control unit;
wherein:
at least one of the control unit and the output unit is housed in a device capable of being carried on a person of a driver into and out of the motor vehicle,
the sensor transmits the object properties to the interface in the form of a first signal,
the interface transmits the object properties, received in the form of the first signal, to the control unit in the form of a second signal,
the control unit is configured to forward the object properties, received in the form of the second signal, to the output unit and to control the output of the object properties by the output unit,
the control unit is a processor of a smartphone, on which an application software (APP) is executed, the control unit being configured to process the object properties before forwarding to the output unit, as a function of inputs of a user received via an input mask of the APP,
the control unit monitors the object properties for predetermined properties with respect to at least one of: (i) a course of the motor vehicle, and (ii) a speed of the motor vehicle, for imminent collisions or predetermined safety distances, and the predetermined properties being identified through comparison of one or multiple of the object properties with threshold values of the object properties stored in a memory of the control unit, and
the control unit outputs to the user at least one of: (i) a visual warning, and (ii) an acoustic warning, via the output unit if a predetermined property of the object properties has been ascertained.

US Pat. No. 10,460,595

INSTRUCTION DEVICE, PROGRAM, INSTRUCTION SYSTEM, AND INSTRUCTION METHOD

YAMAHA CORPORATION, Hama...

9. A method executed by a master device and an instruction device that communicates with the master device, the method comprising:receiving, by the instruction device, a beacon outputted from a target device and a device ID included in the beacon outputted from the target device, by using a first communication means;
sending, by the instruction device, the received device ID and a reception strength of the beacon outputted from the target device, by using a second communication means different from the first communication means;
receiving, by the master device, information from the instruction device, by using the second communication means;
receiving, by the master device, the device ID and the reception strength of the beacon from the instruction device;
detecting, by the master device, based on the received device ID and the reception strength of the beacon, a space in which the instruction device is located in together with the target device;
storing, in the master device, association information including information indicating that the detected space in which the instruction device is located in and the target device are associated with each other;
specifying, by the master device, the target device associated with the detected space in which the instruction device is located in by referring to the association information; and
outputting, by the master device, an instruction signal corresponding to the specified target device in accordance with an operation by an operator,
wherein a plurality of device IDs and reception strengths respectively associated with a plurality of beacons are received by the master device, the space is detected based on a device ID included in a beacon among the plurality of beacons having a maximum reception strength, and a device is specified by referring to the detected device ID and the associated information stored in the master device.

US Pat. No. 10,460,589

CABLE TRAY LOAD ASSESSMENT AND/OR MONITORING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system for a datacenter, the system comprising:a row of server racks containing servers,
a cable tray extending above and along the row of sever racks;
cables extending from the servers up into the cable tray;
a sensor coupled with the cable tray;
an indicator mounted on the cable tray; and
a controller comprising a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising processor-executable instructions to cause the processor to:
determine a weight of the cables in the cable tray based on information from the sensor; and
cause the indicator to indicate a status of the cable tray based on the weight determined.

US Pat. No. 10,460,582

PRESENCE DETECTION AND USES THEREOF

AVIGILON CORPORATION, Va...

1. A computer-implemented method for detecting a person in a publicly accessible location, comprising:providing a radar system positioned to monitor the publicly accessible location, the radar system configured to transmit radar signals to and receive radar signals from the publicly accessible location, the radar system separated from the publicly accessible location by a wall;
determining if the radar signals received from the publicly accessible location indicate a presence of a person in the publicly accessible location;
on determination of the presence of the person in the publicly accessible location, using the received radar signals to determine if the person is sleeping; and
on determination of the presence of the sleeping person in the publicly accessible location by the radar system for a time period greater than a predetermined time period, sending an alert;
the alert comprising a video stream showing the sleeping person from a camera monitoring the location.

US Pat. No. 10,460,578

WINDOW SENSING DEVICE WITH MOVEMENT DETECTION

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A window sensing device for securing to a window sash comprising:a housing,
an accelerometer configured to sense movement of a window sash in a given direction of travel,
a magnetic sensor configured to sense presence of a magnet,
a wireless transmitter circuit, and
an electronic controller configured to receive an input from the accelerometer and an input from the magnetic sensor, the electronic controller configured to control the wireless transmitter circuit to output a normal state wireless signal when the magnetic sensor senses the presence of the magnet and to output an alarm state wireless signal when the magnetic sensor does not sense the presence of the magnet, and when the electronic controller is controlling the wireless transmitter circuit to output an alarm state wireless signal and the accelerometer senses movement of a window sash, the electronic controller is configured to output an indication of movement of a window sash,
wherein the indication of movement provided by the electronic controller when the electronic controller is controlling the wireless transmitter circuit to output an alarm state wireless signal includes changing the output of the wireless transmitter circuit to a normal state wireless signal for a predetermined time and then changing the output to an alarm state wireless signal.

US Pat. No. 10,460,575

PATIENT SUPPORT APPARATUSES WITH RECONFIGURABLE COMMUNICATION

Stryker Corporation, Kal...

1. A patient support apparatus adapter for processing communication between a patient support apparatus and a nurse call system wall outlet, the nurse call system wall outlet being coupled to a nurse call system, the adapter comprising:a receiver adapted to receive communication signals from the patient support apparatus;
an interface adapted to receive a multi-pin connector that electrically communicates with a cable coupled to the nurse call system wall outlet, the interface including a plurality of electrical leads, each lead of the plurality of electrical leads being electrically coupled to a particular pin of the multi-pin connector when the multi-pin connector is received by the interface;
a plurality of switches, each of the plurality of switches electrically coupled to a corresponding pair of the plurality of electrical leads;
a memory storing mapping data indicating how the communication signals received from the patient support apparatus are to be mapped to the plurality of electrical leads, as well as whether each of the plurality of switches should be in a normally open state or a normally closed state;
configuration circuitry adapted to map the communication signals received from the patient support apparatus to the plurality of electrical leads in accordance with the mapping data, the configuration circuitry further adapted to set each of the plurality of switches to the normally open state or the normally closed state in accordance with the mapping data; and
a controller adapted to store the mapping data in the memory upon receipt of a message from an off-board source, the controller further adapted to change a state of at least one of the plurality of switches from the normally open state to a closed state, or from the normally closed state to an open state, based upon the communication signals from the patient support apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,460,561

NON-SEQUENTIAL FRAME INSERTION INTERLEAVED WAGERING SYSTEM

Gamblit Gaming, LLC, Gle...

1. A non-sequential frame insertion interleaved wagering system for detecting unauthorized automation used by a user in a wagering process, comprising:an interactive processing device constructed to:
provide an interactive application and provide a display associated with the interactive application;
distribute, to a process controller, application telemetry data;
receive, from the process controller, non-sequential frames to be inserted into the interactive application;
distribute, to the process controller, additional application telemetry data;
receive, from the process controller, wagering telemetry data and application resource data;
responsive to receiving the wagering telemetry data, automatically configure the display comprising a wagering user interface based on the wagering telemetry data; and
automatically incorporate the application resource data into the interactive application;
a wager controller constructed to:
receive, from the process controller, change in user performance notification data;
distribute, to an operator, the change in user performance notification data;
receive, from the process controller, wager request data;
responsive to receiving the wager request data, automatically determine a wager outcome based on the wager request data; and
distribute wager outcome data to the process controller; and
the process controller operatively connecting the interactive processing device and the wager controller, the process controller constructed to:
receive, from the interactive processing device, the application telemetry data;
generate the non-sequential frames based on the application telemetry data;
determine whether disruption system parameters are met based on the application telemetry data;
when disruption parameters are met, automatically distribute, to the interactive processing device, the generated non-sequential frames;
receive, from the interactive processing device, the additional application telemetry data;
determine a change in user performance based on the additional application telemetry;
when a change in user performance is determined indicating unauthorized automation being used by the user, distribute, to the wager controller, the change in user performance notification data;
when a change in user performance is not determined indicating that the user is not using unauthorized automation, scan the additional application telemetry data to determine whether to trigger a wager request;
when a wager request is triggered, generate the wager request data and distribute the wager request data to the wager controller;
receive, from the wager controller, the wager outcome data;
responsive to receiving the data, scan the wager outcome data;
automatically determine wagering telemetry data based on the wager outcome data;
automatically determine application resource data based on the wager outcome data; and
distribute, to the interactive processing device, the wagering telemetry data and the application resource data.

US Pat. No. 10,460,557

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ACCESS TO A SYSTEM

CFPH, LLC, New York, NY ...

1. A bracelet comprising:a wireless network interface;
a transmitter;
at least one processor to:
detect a signal indicative of identifying information from the transmitter, wherein the identifying information comprises a code;
identify a type of bracelet based at least partially on the code;
detect a current flowing through the bracelet; and
determine whether to provide access to a gaming system based at least in part on the identifying information and the current flowing through the bracelet.

US Pat. No. 10,460,552

EDGE-LIT REELS FOR WAGERING GAMING MACHINES

Bally Gaming, Inc., Las ...

8. A reel mechanism for a gaming machine, comprising:at least one reel basket rotatable about an axis of rotation, the basket including a rim and a symbol-bearing reel strip, the rim including a light-transmissive internal member and a light-diffusing external member, the reel strip having an edge affixed within a channel defined between the internal member and the external member;
at least one light board including a plurality of outboard light sources and a plurality of inboard light sources, the plurality of inboard light sources arranged to illuminate a symbol-bearing region of the reel strip, the plurality of outboard light sources arranged to illuminate the external member via the internal member and the edge of the reel strip; and
a basket-edge light shield positioned between the plurality of inboard light sources and the plurality of outboard light sources, the light shield inhibiting light from the plurality of outboard light sources from illuminating the symbol-bearing region of the reel strip.

US Pat. No. 10,460,548

ARTICLE DISPENSING APPARATUS

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. An article dispensing apparatus comprising:one article discharging apparatus arranged in one article storage passage configured to store therein charged articles in an up-and-down direction, the one article discharging apparatus being configured to prevent the articles stored in the one article storage passage from moving downward in a discharge standby state, and when being driven, discharge a lowermost article stored in the one article storage passage downward;
another article discharging apparatus arranged in another article storage passage that is adjacent to the one article storage passage and-configured to store therein charged articles in the up-and-down direction, the another article discharging apparatus being combined back-to-back with the one article discharging apparatus and configured to prevent the articles stored in the another article storage passage from moving downward in a discharge standby state, and when being driven, discharge a lowermost article stored in the another article storage passage downward;
one driving source for the one article discharging apparatus and the another article discharging apparatus;
one output gear arranged rotatably forward and backward about a central axis of the one output gear, the one output gear being configured to rotate in one direction by a driving force from the one driving source from a preset standby position when a discharging instruction has been given to the one article discharging apparatus, and rotate in another direction from the standby position by the driving force from the one driving source when a discharging instruction has been given to the another article discharging apparatus;
two link levers where each link lever is provided rotatably about an axis of each link lever corresponding to each article discharging apparatus, and is configured to put the corresponding article discharging apparatus into the discharge standby state, and drive the corresponding article discharging apparatus when a driving force is given to the link lever by a rotation of the one output gear and the link lever is rotated by the driving force; and
a controller configured to, when the one output gear is rotated from the standby position by the discharging instruction, prohibit stopping of drive of the one driving source to allow the rotation of the one output gear until a preset prohibited time elapses from starting of the rotation of the one output gear even when a supply of electric power to the one driving source is interrupted,
wherein when the one driving source is driven forward, the one output gear rotates in the one direction to rotate one of the two link levers causing the one article discharging apparatus to discharge the lowermost article stored in the one article storage passage, and
when the one driving source is driven backward, the one output gear rotates in the another direction to rotate the other of the two link levers causing the another article discharging apparatus to discharge the lowermost article stored in the another article storage passage.

US Pat. No. 10,460,540

SMART DOORMAN

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method for a security and/or automation system, comprising:receiving, from one or more sensors of the security and/or automation system, data associated with at least one guest;
tracking, using one or more processors, a presence of the at least one guest at an entrance to a residence over a pre-determined period of time based at least in part on the received data;
identifying, using the one or more processors, a pattern of visitation of the at least one guest based at least in part on the tracking;
predicting, using the one or more processors, a future visit of the at least one guest to the residence based at least in part on the pattern of visitation of the at least one guest;
generating, using the one or more processors, a suggested guest profile for the at least one guest based at least in part on predicting the future visit; and
providing to an administrator of the security and/or automation system, using the one or more processors, the suggested guest profile for the at least one guest.

US Pat. No. 10,460,538

SCANNERLESS VENUE ENTRY AND LOCATION TECHNIQUES

Flash Seats, LLC, Clevel...

1. An attendee device, comprising:a processor-readable, non-transitory memory that stores computer executable components; and
a processor that executes the following computer executable components stored in the memory:
a communication component that receives ticket data indicative of a privilege to enter a venue;
a first component configured to detect receipt of an audio signal from a venue beacon;
a redemption component that, in response to detection of the audio signal from the venue beacon:
performs a self-validation procedure in which the attendee device validates the ticket data, and
in response to the ticket data being validated, generates at least a portion of verification data that is representative of an indication the ticket data was self-validated;
a presentation component that instructs the attendee device to present the verification data.

US Pat. No. 10,460,517

MOBILE DEVICE HUMAN BODY SCANNING AND 3D MODEL CREATION AND ANALYSIS

1. A method for creating one or more three-dimensional (3D) images of a user, comprising:placing a two-dimensional (2D) camera on a planar surface,
capturing a first 2D image of the user,
capturing a second 2D image of the user, the second 2D image being an image from a different perspective than the first 2D image, wherein the user remains on a single axis in both the first and second 2D images,
segmenting the first and second 2D images, thus forming a plurality of segmented 2D images, and
constructing a 3D model of the user based on said plurality of segmented 2D images, by performing steps comprising:
determining a camera plane position in world coordinates,
determining extremity points of the user in image coordinates and then in world coordinates,
determining boundary points of the user in image coordinates and then in world coordinates,
combining said extremity and boundary points to form a set of computed 3D coordinates, said computed 3D coordinates being target points corresponding to the user's body,
choosing a test model relatable to the user, said test model comprising a set of template points,
correlating said set of template points to match with said target points of the user's body, thereby forming a set of paired control and target points, said set of paired control and target points being fitted into linear combinations of one or more free form deformation functions, and
mapping a polygon mesh of said test model to obtain a polygon mesh of said 3D model of the user, said mapping being based on said paired control and target points and said linear combinations of one or more free form deformation functions.

US Pat. No. 10,460,503

TEXTURING OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) MODEL BY UV MAP IN-PAINTING

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus for texturing of three-dimensional (3D) models, comprising:a memory device configured to store a 3D model and a plurality of color images as texture data for the 3D model; and
circuitry configured to:
generate a first UV map from the 3D model, wherein the first UV map is a two-dimensional (2D) layout of at least a first region of the 3D model;
apply color values on the first UV map based on a correspondence between a first color image of the plurality of color images and the first UV map mapped to the at least the first region of the 3D model, wherein the first UV map comprises a textured region and a set of non-textured regions within the textured region;
detect a first point that lie on a boundary between the textured region and at least a first non-textured region of the set of non-textured regions within the textured region;
detect a region-of-interest around the first point on the boundary, wherein the region-of-interest comprises a first portion of the textured region and a first portion of the at least the first non-textured region in the first UV map;
determine texture information of a specific patch of a plurality of patches of the textured region of the first UV map, based on a comparison of the detected region-of-interest with the plurality of patches of the textured region of the first UV map;
texturize the first portion of the at least the first non-textured region of the detected region-of-interest to obtain a textured region-of-interest in the first UV map based on the determined texture information of the specific patch;
generate a second UV map based on at least the textured region-of-interest mapped to the at least the first region of the 3D model; and
texture the at least the first region of the 3D model to increase photorealism in the 3D model, based on the generated second UV map.

US Pat. No. 10,460,494

CONTROL METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A control method for an image processing apparatus that generates a layout image by arranging a plurality of images in a template, the control method comprising:receiving, from a user, an input concerning a setting value regarding a predetermined object;
acquiring an image data group;
executing selection processing more than once, wherein the selection processing includes (a) specifying, as a designated object, at least one object of a plurality of objects including the predetermined object according to the setting value regarding the predetermined object based on the received input, and (b) selecting image data that represents an image that contains the designated object specified, without selecting image data that represents an image that does not contain the designated object specified, from among the acquired image data group, wherein the selection processing executed more than once is controlled such that a number of times of specifying the predetermined object as the designated object in the selection processing executed more than once in a case where the setting value regarding the predetermined object is a first value is greater than a number of times of specifying the predetermined object as the designated object in the selection processing executed more than once in a case where the setting value regarding the predetermined object is a second value; and
outputting a layout image in which a plurality of images represented by pieces of the image data selected in the selection processing executed more than once is arranged in a template;
wherein a ratio of predetermined object to the plurality of images arranged in the template in the case where the setting value regarding the predetermined object is the first value is greater than a ratio of the predetermined object to the plurality of images arranged in the template in the case where the setting value regarding the predetermined object is the second value.

US Pat. No. 10,460,492

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR NAVIGATING A VIRTUAL CAMERA USING A NAVIGATION DEVICE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method of controlling a virtual camera for a free viewpoint image generated based on images of an area captured from different directions by a plurality of cameras, the method comprising:receiving user input for moving the virtual camera;
controlling the virtual camera based on the received user input and a first virtual rail such that movement of the virtual camera by the user input is restricted to a direction along the first virtual rail;
determining a further virtual rail based on a current position of the virtual camera on the first virtual rail and a position of an object within the area subject to image capturing by the plurality of cameras; and
applying the further virtual rail to control the virtual camera such that the movement of the virtual camera by user input is restricted to a direction along the further virtual rail.

US Pat. No. 10,460,491

METHOD FOR REAL-TIME DEFORMABLE FUSION OF A SOURCE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE AND A TARGET MULTI-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE OF AN OBJECT

CENTRALESUPELEC, Gif sur...

1. A method for deformable fusion of a source multi-dimensional image and a target multi-dimensional image of an object, each image being defined on a multi-dimensional domain by a plurality of image signal samples, each sample having an associate position in the multi-dimensional domain and an intensity value, the method comprising:estimating a smooth deformation field that optimizes a similarity criterion between the source image and the target image using a Markov Random Field framework, in near real-time performance, wherein the similarity criterion is computed using a similarity metric applied on transform coefficients obtained by applying a sub-space hierarchical transform to the image samples of the target image and to image samples obtained from the source image, wherein an optimal tradeoff between a smoothness condition and the similarity criterion is automatically determined,
defining a Markov Random Field framework comprising an undirected pairwise graph superimposed on the image domain defining a grid of control points, and an associate neighborhood system, each control point having an associate support sub-domain,
obtaining a set of multi-dimensional labels of a discrete space to associate to each control point, wherein a displaced control point is obtained by assigning a given label to said control point,
obtaining a set of labels optimizing an energy target function, the energy target function comprising a first data term computed as a sum, over the control points, of unary potentials depending on the similarity metric computed using transform coefficients of the target image and transform coefficients of displaced points of the source image,
wherein the similarity metric is computed, for each control point, on the support sub-domain associated to the control point, as a sum of a difference, on each point of the support sub-domain, between the logarithm of the transform coefficient of the displaced source image and the logarithm of the transform coefficient of the target image and a constant value.

US Pat. No. 10,460,489

VISUAL EDITOR FOR DESIGNING AUGMENTED-REALITY EFFECTS AND CONFIGURING SCALING PARAMETERS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by a computing device, receiving a user instruction through a user interface of an editor for designing augmented reality effects;
by the computing device, associating an image with an anchor position specified by the user instruction, the anchor position defining a first relative point in the image and a second relative point in a first display region of the editor for displaying the image;
by the computing device, associating the image with a first position offset, the first position offset being used to define a first position of the image relative to the first display region based on the first relative point in the image and the second relative point in the first display region; and
by the computing device, storing information associated with the image, the associated anchor position, and the associated first position offset in one or more files;
wherein the one or more files are configured to cause the image to be displayed at a second position in a second display region;
wherein a third relative point in the second display region is defined by the anchor position; and
wherein the first position offset is used to define the second position of the image relative to the second display region based on the first relative point in the image and the third relative point in the second display region.

US Pat. No. 10,460,483

TOOL FOR CREATING AND EDITING ARCS

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. In a digital media environment to facilitate digital illustration creation using a computing device, a method comprising:receiving, by the computing device, a first user input specifying a drawing path in a drawing canvas;
displaying, by the computing device, the drawing path in the drawing canvas as a plurality of segments, the plurality of segments including an arc segment;
receiving, by the computing device, a second user input via the drawing canvas to resize the displayed drawing path;
resizing, by the computing device responsive to the second user input, the plurality of segments of the drawing path proportionally, the resizing including scaling the arc segment based on arc radius and arc length; and
displaying, by the computing device, the resized plurality of segments of the drawing path in the drawing canvas.

US Pat. No. 10,460,480

RECONSTRUCTING PET IMAGE

Shenyang Neusoft Medical ...

1. A method of reconstructing a Positron Emission Computed Tomography (PET) image, the method comprising:for each of coincidence events comprising at least one true coincidence event and at least one scattering coincidence event,
determining an emission path of the coincidence event according to photon information of the coincidence event, wherein the photon information of the coincidence event comprises time data, position data, and angle data of each of two photons involved in the coincidence event;
determining an annihilation position of the coincidence event according to the emission path of the coincidence event and the time data of each of the two photons involved in the coincidence event; and
reconstructing the PET image according to the annihilation position, the emission path and the photon information of each of the coincidence events.

US Pat. No. 10,460,478

SYSTEM COMPRISING PROVIDING MEANS FOR PROVIDING DATA TO A USER

1. A system for emitting light, comprisinga computer for receiving data, electing one or more parameters associated with the data, and assessing at least one characteristic of the one or more parameters; and
a lighting system connected to the computer and comprising one or more light sources, the lighting system configured to emit light of different characteristics;
wherein the computer determines a characteristic of the light based on an assessed result on the characteristic of the one or more parameters and controls the lighting system to operate in a mood lighting mode where the lighting system emits the light with the determined characteristic based on the assessed result on the characteristic of the one or more parameters,
wherein the computer controls the lighting system to emit colorless light to a location in a standard mode when the mood lighting mode is deactivated,
wherein at least one of the one or more parameters is divided into at least one sub-parameter, the at least one sub-parameter defining an additional condition to the at least one of the one or more parameters, the additional condition being related to at least one of a region, employee, office or timeframe, and
wherein the characteristic of the light is changed depending on an assessed result on a characteristic of the at least one sub-parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,460,474

DIGITAL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PAINT COLOR MATCHING

SWIMC LLC, Cleveland, OH...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining first color information for each of a plurality of first paint samples with a spectrophotometer connected to a computing device comprising a display, wherein the first paint samples each comprise a first target color, and wherein the computing device is connected to a database of paint formula information;
displaying on the display of the computing device a digital color image of at least one first target color;
receiving, by the computing device, a user selected adjustment to the displayed digital color image of each first target color such that the displayed digital color image of each first target color matches the corresponding first target color for each of the first paint samples;
determining, by the computing device and based on the user selected adjustment, an offset value for each first target color, wherein the offset value corresponds to an adjustment that changes the displayed digital color image of each first target color to match the corresponding first target color for each of the first paint samples;
obtaining second color information of a second paint sample, wherein the second paint sample comprises a second target color;
determining by a processor of the computing device, using the offset values of the first target colors, an interpolated offset for the display such that a displayed digital color image of the second target color matches the second target color, wherein determining the interpolated offset for the display comprises:
selecting a plurality of closest colors from a color library that are closest to the second color information;
for each of the selected plurality of closest colors, calculating a correction factor for each of the red, green and blue display components;
determining a weighted average of the correction factors calculated for the red display components of the selected plurality of closest colors;
determining a weighted average of the correction factors calculated for the green display components of the selected plurality of closest colors;
determining a weighted average of the correction factors calculated for the blue display components of the selected plurality of closest colors;
displaying on the display the digital color image of the second target color based on the interpolated offset; and
matching the second color information to paint formula information in the database to determine a paint formula corresponding to the second target color on the second paint sample.

US Pat. No. 10,460,472

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODEL ADAPTATION

1. A method for adapting a matching model of an object comprising the following steps:(a) providing an electronic image of the object;
(b) providing a matching model of the object, the matching model comprising a plurality of model levels comprising a plurality of points and optionally a plurality of directions;
(c) determining a pose of the object in said electronic image by using a matching approach that uses said matching model, wherein step (c) includes:
(c1) creating an image pyramid of said electronic image, the image pyramid consisting of a plurality of image levels,
(c2) determining the pose of the object on a first image level of the image pyramid with a lower resolution by using a first model level that corresponds to the first image level,
(c3) refining the pose of the object on a second image level of the image pyramid with a higher resolution by using a second model level that corresponds to the second image level;
(d) transforming the matching model according to said pose, yielding a transformed model;
(e) determining for at least one point of said transformed model a corresponding point in said electronic image; and
(f) adapting the matching model according to the at least one determined corresponding point.

US Pat. No. 10,460,469

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POSITION AND POSE DETERMINATION AND TRACKING

GameFace Labs Inc., San ...

1. A system for determining position and pose of an object in a physical environment, the system comprising:an emitter in the physical environment configured to provide a sweep of light in at least one of a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal direction;
at least four light sensors disposed on the object, wherein the at least four light sensors are configured for receiving light from the emitter;
a processor coupled to the light sensors and configured to:
derive angular position relative to the emitter for at least one of the four light sensors based on light received from the emitter at the least one light sensor, the angular position including azimuth, and elevation;
determine a number (N) of light sensors that are used to solve a system of equations using the derived angular position, the system of equations comprising at least (N) simultaneous equations, the solution of which provides estimates of the ranges of the (N) light sensors relative to the emitter, the number (N) of light sensors being at least three;
determine which of the at least four light sensors are used to solve the system of equations;
using the system of equations, solve for a range of each of the (N) light sensors relative to the emitter; and
using a rigid body transform and at least one of the solved for ranges or the derived angular position, determine a rigid-body position for any of the at least four light sensors that were not used to solve the system of equations.

US Pat. No. 10,460,461

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:at least one memory storing instructions; and
at least one processor executing the instructions to:
detect a boundary region of an object in a captured image captured by an image capturing device;
generate, based on the detected boundary region, a pixel map representing a contributing ratio for generating a virtual-viewpoint image for each pixel position of the captured image; and
generate the virtual-viewpoint image based on captured images captured by a plurality of image capturing devices and the generated pixel map,
wherein the contributing ratio is a value according to a distance between the boundary region of the object and the pixel position of the captured image.

US Pat. No. 10,460,459

STITCHING FRAMES INTO A PANORAMIC FRAME

HumanEyes Technologies Lt...

1. A method of stitching a plurality of frames captured at multiple viewing angles by a plurality of imagers mounted around a common center into a panoramic frame imaging, at least partly, an environment surrounding said common center, comprising:receiving a set of a plurality of frames, each of the plurality of frames is captured a different viewing angle from other frames of the plurality of frames by one of a plurality of imagers mounted around a common center region to image an environment surrounding said common center region;
providing a plurality of calibration models each is calculated based on one or more intrinsic parameters of one of said plurality of imagers;
identifying in each of a plurality of pairs of neighboring frames from said plurality of frames at least one overlapping area using at least some of the plurality of calibration models, each said pair of neighboring frames comprises frames captured about the same time by two imagers from said plurality of imagers, said two imagers having overlapping fields of view;
for each said at least one overlapping area:
identifying a center connecting axis connecting between centers of respective said pair of neighboring frames;
calculating a motion gradient for each frame of said pair of neighboring frames;
adapting pixels of said pair of neighboring frames in said at least one overlapping area based on corresponding values from said motion gradient along said center connecting axis; and
stitching said pair of adapted neighboring frames into a panoramic frame which at least partly imaging an environment surrounding said common center;
wherein each of the one or more intrinsic parameters is selected from a group consisting of a principal point parameter, a focal length parameter, and a fisheye distortion parameter
wherein at least one of said plurality of calibration models comprises a fish-eye correction matrix and an extrinsic camera calibration matrix which map coordinates of pixels to corrected coordinates defined according to symmetry axes of an image plane of respective said imager;
wherein, in each of said plurality of frames, said at least one overlapping area is calculated based on a combined matrix generated according to said fish-eye correction matrix and said extrinsic camera calibration matrix are combined into a combined matrix used for calculating said at least one overlapping area overlap between each two consequent frames by projecting them onto a sphere so that each pixel becomes a 3D vector and correcting the 3D vectors according to the combined, full calibration matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,460,457

ADAPTIVE ADJUSTMENT OF OVERLAY IMAGE PARAMETERS

Novartis AG, (CH)

1. A method for image processing, the method comprising:displaying an optical image of an eye generated by a surgical microscope;
receiving a location of the eye selected by a user using the optical image;
scanning the location of the eye to generate an OCT overlay image showing a depth profile of the location;
generating optical image parameters from the optical image, the optical image parameters including at least one of: a brightness, a contrast, and a color scale;
based on the optical image parameters, generating OCT overlay image parameters to match the optical image parameters;
applying the OCT overlay image parameters to the OCT overlay image of the depth profile of the location; and
displaying on a display the OCT overlay image of the depth profile with the optical image, the OCT overlay image having the overlay image parameters that match the optical image parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,460,442

LOCAL DISTORTION OF A TWO DIMENSIONAL IMAGE TO PRODUCE A THREE DIMENSIONAL EFFECT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method for distorting a region of a display, the method comprising:determining that a gaze direction of a user is not aligned with the display;
selecting the region of the display;
determining a first subset of distortion elements of a plurality of distortion elements, wherein the first subset of distortion elements correspond to the selected region of the display;
determining a second subset of distortion elements of the plurality of distortion elements to not activate in order to mitigate an extent of distortion of the selected region of the display and to cause an unselected region of the display to remain undistorted, the second subset of distortion elements being determined by identifying a set of distortion elements of the plurality of distortion elements that excludes the first subset of distortion elements; and
activating the first subset of distortion elements of the plurality of distortion elements to cause the selected region of the display to locally distort, wherein, upon distortion, the selected region of the display is aligned with the gaze direction of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,460,438

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECOGNITION OF MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION INDICATOR

AIC Innovations Group, In...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium having a computer program stored thereon, the computer program causing a computing device to perform operations comprising:providing one or more first set of instructions on a display of the computing device instructing placement of a medical measurement apparatus for measurement of a medical value directly from a user including placement of a numerical indicator indicative of the measured medical value by the medical measurement apparatus within a field of view of an image capture device of the computing device;
imaging, by the image capture device of the computing device, the numerical indicator representative of the measured medical value of the medical apparatus;
comparing, through recognition of the numerical indicator representative of the measured medical value imaged by the image capture device of the computing device, the measured medical value to a predetermined amount; and
providing one or more second set of instructions on the display of the computing device to a user in response to the comparison between the measured medical value and the predetermined amount;
Wherein the computer program causes the computing device to perform operations further comprising confirming that post-measurement operation of a second medical device in response to a user following the provided one or more second set of instructions satisfies one or more criteria;
wherein the one or more first set of instructions on the display of the computing device comprise an outline of the medical measurement apparatus,
wherein the medical measurement apparatus is a glucose meter.

US Pat. No. 10,460,435

PATTERN INSPECTION METHOD AND PATTERN INSPECTION APPARATUS

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A pattern inspection method comprising:calculating a first coefficient of a filter function for generating a reference image, by using data of an optical image of each of a plurality of small regions each having a predetermined size selected from an inspection region of a substrate to be inspected on which a plurality of figure patterns are formed, and data of a developed image generated by performing image development of a pattern arranged in the each of the plurality of small regions based on design data used as a basis for forming the plurality of figure patterns on the substrate to be inspected;
calculating a second coefficient of a filter function for generating a reference image, by using data of an optical image of a reference small region selected from the plurality of small regions, and data of a developed image of the reference small region selected;
determining, for each pixel, whether there exists a pixel for which a difference, between a first temporary reference image to be compared with the optical image of the reference small region generated using the filter function in which the first coefficient is defined and a second temporary reference image to be compared with the optical image of the reference small region generated using the filter function in which the second coefficient is defined, is larger than a threshold; and
inspecting a pattern in the inspection region by using the reference image generated based on the filter function in which the first coefficient is defined, for each of a plurality of inspection unit regions into which the inspection region of the substrate to be inspected is divided by a size same as the predetermined size,
wherein, based on the determining, in a case where the pixel for which the difference is larger than the threshold exists, the inspecting the pattern in the inspection region is stopped beforehand.

US Pat. No. 10,460,433

MEASUREMENT METHOD, MEASUREMENT APPARATUS, LITHOGRAPHY APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ARTICLE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A measurement method of measuring a rotational shift amount of pattern regions arranged on a substrate with respect to a reference portion provided at an outer edge of the substrate, the method comprising:capturing a target region including a target object on the substrate during detecting a position of the reference portion while rotating the substrate to obtain a first image;
capturing the target object in a state where the substrate remains still to obtain a second image;
obtaining a third image indicating a difference between the first image and the second image by correcting the second image with the first image; and
obtaining a position of the target object based on the third image and obtaining the rotational shift amount of the pattern regions with respect to the reference portion based on the obtained position of the target object.

US Pat. No. 10,460,430

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND REDUCING AN UNNECESSARY LIGHT COMPONENT IN AN IMAGE BASED ON MULTIPLE VIEWPOINTS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:one or more processors; and
a memory storing instructions which, when the instructions are executed by the processors, cause the image processing apparatus to function as:
a detection unit configured to detect an unnecessary component generating region, which is a region of an image in which an unnecessary component is generated, based on a first viewpoint image and a second viewpoint image with different viewpoints, the image being obtained by combining the first viewpoint image and the second viewpoint image, the detection unit being configured to detect the unnecessary component generating region based on a plurality of correlation values between a first region of interest in the first viewpoint image and a plurality of second regions of interest in the second viewpoint image; and
a reduction unit configured to perform processing of reducing the unnecessary component,
wherein the detection unit is configured to detect the unnecessary component generating region based on comparison between of the plurality of correlation values and a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,460,400

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ANNIVERSARY INFORMATION

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:determining, by a computing system, one or more anniversary events associated with a first user, wherein,
the one or more anniversary events are events that took place on a social networking system,
the one or more anniversary events occurred on the social networking system on an anniversary date that has a month and a day that is identical to a current month and a current day, and
the one or more anniversary events comprise at least one of:
a friendship anniversary event indicating that the first user became a connection of a second user on the anniversary date in a previous year, or
a content post anniversary event indicating that the first user posted a content item to the social networking system on the anniversary date in a previous year;
filtering, by the computing system, the one or more anniversary events based on filtering criteria, wherein the filtering criteria comprise a negative event filter that removes anniversary events involving at least one of an ex-friend, an ex-significant other, or a deceased user; and
generating, by the computing system, an indication relating to one or more approved anniversary events, wherein the one or more approved anniversary events exclude anniversary events that have been filtered out based on the filtering criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,460,392

INSURANCE APPLICATION PROCESS PROVIDING BOUND ONLINE COVERAGE FOR LIFE INSURANCE PRODUCTS

STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOT...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating a user interface for collecting customer information from a customer and binding insurance coverage to the customer, comprising:displaying, via a display of a client computing device, a web-based application including at least the following portions of a single screen: (i) an input portion including a plurality of interactive fields for receiving customer information and (ii) a summary portion including summary information regarding a life insurance policy;
receiving, by one or more processors, information entered via the input portion of the web-based application;
determining, by one or more processors, details associated with the life insurance policy for the customer based upon the information, wherein the details include a premium associated with the life insurance policy;
displaying, to the customer via the display of the client computing device, the premium associated with the life insurance policy in the summary portion of the web-based application;
determining, by one or more processors, whether the life insurance policy requires a medical underwriting procedure in accordance with a rule-based conditional analysis that analyzes responses to a series of knockout questions that are presented sequentially in the input portion of the web-based application in an adaptive manner based upon one or more of: (i) the customer information, (ii) a type of the life insurance policy, or (iii) the customer's answers to previously-presented knockout questions;
receiving, at one or more processors, user input entered sequentially, in response to each knockout question of the series of knockout questions presented in the input portion of the web-based application;
in response to the user input received in response to each knockout question, (i) dynamically adjusting, by one or more processors, the premium associated with the life insurance policy based upon the user input and (ii) displaying, to the customer via the display of the client computing device, the dynamically adjusted premium in the summary portion of the web-based application; and
displaying, at the summary portion of the web-based application, a notification of insurance coverage and corresponding instructions based upon whether the life insurance policy requires a medical underwriting procedure to facilitate providing life insurance to the customer, wherein the notification includes the premium as adjusted based upon the user input received in response to the series of knockout questions; and
providing, at the summary portion of the web-based application, a notification of binding insurance coverage based upon the user input received in response to the series of knockout questions.

US Pat. No. 10,460,391

HISTORICAL TRANSACTION-BASED ACCOUNT MONITORING

MX TECHNOLOGIES, INC., L...

1. An apparatus comprising:a display device;
a semiconductor integrated circuit device comprising:
one or more pins configured to receive, over a computer network, aggregated transaction data for a plurality of accounts, the transaction data comprising transaction data for a historical time period and transaction data for a current time period, the historical time period comprising at least one historical time frame that corresponds to a current time frame of the current time period;
one or more hardware circuits configured to determine one or more transactions of the historical transaction data that correspond to one or more transactions of the current transaction data, the determined transactions selected from a historical time frame of the historical time period that corresponds to the current time frame of the current time period;
one or more hardware circuits configured to normalize the determined transactions of the historical transaction data for the historical time frame such that the historical transaction data for the historical time frame is comparable to corresponding transaction data for the current time frame;
one or more hardware circuits configured to generate a graphical representation of the historical transaction data and a graphical representation of the current transaction data;
one or more hardware circuits configured to display the graphical representation of the historical transaction data and the graphical representation of the current transaction data within an interface on the display device, the graphical representation of the current transaction data overlaying the graphical representation of the historical transaction data such that one or more transactions of the current transaction data that occurred within the current time frame of the current time period graphically corresponds to one or more transactions of the historical transaction data for a corresponding historical time frame of the historical time period;
one or more hardware circuits configured to graphically display a line representing a threshold balance on the display of the graphical representation of the historical transaction data and the graphical representation of the current transaction data, the threshold balance determined according to a selected budget plan; and
one or more hardware circuits configured to one or more of:
send a notification to a user in response to an account balance satisfying the threshold balance; and
refuse processing of a payment from the account associated with the threshold balance in response to the payment decreasing an amount in the account beyond the threshold balance.

US Pat. No. 10,460,378

PAYMENT CARD POLICY ENFORCEMENT

ONDOT SYSTEMS, INC., Mil...

1. A computer-implemented method, in a card server device on a data communication network, for real-time verification by correlating transaction location reported within an authorization message requesting authorization of the transaction from an acquirer system over a first data path of the data communication network, to a mobile device location determined directly from the mobile device over a second data path distinct from the first data path, the method including steps of:periodically updating location information of the mobile device received, at a network communication interface of the card server, over a second data path of the data communication network from the card server device to the mobile device;
receiving, at the network communication interface of the card server, the transaction location from within the authorization message by intercepting the authorization request message from the first data path, prior to authorization, as it is transmitted to an authorization processing server device within the acquirer system;
accessing, from a memory associated with the card server device, a set of transaction policy rules;
applying, by a processor of the card server device, the set of transaction policy rules determining approval or denial of the card authorization request message comprising:
recommending, in real-time, approval of the card authorization request for a cardholder associated with the transaction by correlating a transaction location with a latest location update for the mobile device associated with the cardholder, and
recommending, in real-time, denial of the card authorization request for the cardholder associated with the transaction by failing to correlate the transaction location with the latest location update for the mobile device location associated with the cardholder,
wherein the acquirer system incorporates the recommendation of the card server to make a final decision on authorization and transmits a modified version of a response to the card authorization request message to back to the transaction location.

US Pat. No. 10,460,368

SYSTEM FOR PRESENTING AND UPDATING A CONTEXTUAL VISUALIZATION OF MULTIPLE PRODUCTS INSTALLED IN AN INSTALLATION LOCATION FOR MULTIPLE USERS

Pella Corporation, Pella...

1. A system for facilitating a dynamic home-improvement shopping experience, the system comprising:a portable device comprising:
an imaging device configured to capture a digital image of a scene, wherein the scene comprises a portion of a structure that includes an installation location for installation of a home-improvement product; and
a processor that instantiates at least one component stored in a memory, the at least one component comprising a visualizer, wherein the visualizer is configured to receive the digital image of the scene from the imaging device; and
a server communicably coupled to the portable device, the server configured to:
obtain a list of currently available products from a quoting database, the quoting database comprising the list of currently available products, a list of currently available product features, and at least one current price corresponding to each of the currently available products, wherein the currently available products comprise products that are available for purchase as of the time that the server obtains the list of currently available products from the quoting database;
provide, to the visualizer, the list of currently available products, wherein the visualizer provides a first graphical user interface (GUI) that presents the list of currently available products to a first user;
receive, from the visualizer, an indication of a first selected product, wherein the first selected product comprises a first product selected, via the first GUI, by the first user from the list of currently available products;
create a project file associated with the first user;
save the project file on a memory device; and
provide, to the visualizer, an image file corresponding to the first selected product, wherein the visualizer is configured to use the image file corresponding to the first selected product to present a contextual visualization of the first selected product, wherein the contextual visualization comprises an image depicting the first selected product installed in the installation location;
a scheduling component configured to:
receive, from the server, an indication of a first product quote;
reference calendar information corresponding to at least one representative; and
automatically schedule, based on the calendar information, an appointment or provide a notification to the at least one representative indicating that an appointment needs to be scheduled; and
a quoting component configured to:
reference the quoting database to determine a current price corresponding to the first selected product, wherein the current price comprises a price that is valid as of the time that the quoting component references the quoting database; and
generate a first product quote, the first product quote comprising the price corresponding to the first selected product, wherein the price comprises at least one of a materials price, a delivery price, and an installation price; and
wherein the server is further configured to provide a web service, the web service configured to:
provide a second GUI, the second GUI providing access to the project file to a second user;
receive an indication of at least one of a second selected product and a selected product feature;
create an updated project file by updating the project file to include at least one of a second selected product and a selected product feature;
provide the updated project file to the quoting component, wherein the quoting component is configured to generate a second product quote, the second product quote comprising a price corresponding to the at least one of the second selected product and the selected product feature, wherein the price comprises at least one of a materials price, a delivery price, and an installation price;
receive the second product quote from the quoting component; and
provide the second product quote to the second user.

US Pat. No. 10,460,360

TECHNIQUE FOR PRICING A SOLAR POWER SYSTEM

Sunrun, Inc., San Franci...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating pricing solutions for a solar power system configuration, each pricing solution reflecting one or more pricing parameters, the method comprising:receiving a solar power system configuration generated by, beginning with an initial solar power system configuration at a first level of a decision tree comprised of a plurality of sequential levels and traversing the decision tree in one direction until a final level is reached, selecting one solar power system configuration of a plurality of solar power system configurations at each level of the decision tree beginning with the first level and ending with a selection of an optimized solar power configuration at the final level, wherein the selection at each level includes determining an outcome to one design decision associated with the given level by computing results from one value function applied to the plurality of solar power system configurations;
receiving, via a graphical user interface (GUI displayed by a display device, a set of pricing parameters, wherein a first pricing parameter in the set of pricing parameters reflects a first attribute of the solar power system configuration and a corresponding first range of possible values for the first attribute;
receiving, via the GUI, a selection of a subset of the first range of possible values associated with the first pricing parameter;
generating, by a processing unit coupled to the display device, at least one pricing solution based on the selection of the subset of the first range of possible values, wherein the at least one pricing solution comprises a price for the solar power system configuration that is constrained by the subset of the first range of possible values; and
displaying, on the display device, the at least one pricing solution.

US Pat. No. 10,460,358

INTEGRATION OF AN ADVERTISING UNIT CONTAINING INTERACTIVE RESIDUAL AREAS AND DIGITAL MEDIA CONTENT

Viacom International Inc....

15. A computer program product, tangibly embodied in a non-transitory computer readable storage medium, for dynamic integration and presentation of advertising content and media content, the computer program product including instructions operable to configure a data processing apparatus to:receive a request for media content from a remote computing device;
provide, in response to the request, an interactive advertising unit comprising:
a first content layer including the requested media content;
a second content layer including the advertising content, wherein the advertising content comprises video content and website content; and
an integration module configured to operate on the remote computing device to:
display the video content in an initial display area;
extend the display area of the video content beyond the boundaries of the initial display area to an extended display area;
reduce the display area of the video content from the extended display area to the initial display area after a period of time;
display the website content in an area outside of the initial display area; and
display the requested media content; and
transmit the interactive advertising unit for presentation on the remote computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,460,357

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCED ADVERTISEMENTS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:at least one memory storing computer-executable instructions; and
at least one processor configured to access the at least one memory and to execute the computer-executable instructions to:
receive, from a user device, a request for content;
generate, based at least in part on the request for content, an advertisement request;
transmit, to a first server device, the advertisement request;
receive an advertisement based at least in part on the advertisement request over a first communication network from the first server device;
identify a product or service associated with the advertisement;
determine that the product or service is available for sale;
generate, based at least in part on the determination that the product or service is available for sale, functionality that directs the user device to display a selectable visual element as part of the advertisement, the selectable visual element based at least in part on the product or service and configured to facilitate a purchase of the product or service; and
transmit the content, the advertisement, and the functionality over a second communication network to the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,460,347

EXTRACTING PREDICTIVE SEGMENTS FROM SAMPLED DATA

CERTONA CORPORATION, San...

1. A computer implemented web-based predictive modeling method to extract predictive segments from sampled data used for predicting subject response, comprising the steps of:providing segmentation attributes and sampled data; and
analyzing the distribution of sampled data;
wherein said analysis of the distribution of sampled data comprises the steps of:
ordering the transactions and occurrences by dimension and treating each dimension one at a time and independently;
creating a cumulative sequence, Dpa,j for item j, by adding P to the previous value when the next transaction contains the item of interest and subtracting A when the item is not present, such that P=1/NP, where NP is the total number of transactions containing the item of interest, and A=1/NA, where NA is the total number of transactions not containing the item of interest, and where the total number of transactions is Ntotal=NP+NA;
preparing a composite sequence Dpa for analysis by evaluating the cumulative sum Dpa=w1Dpa,1+w2Dpa,2+w3Dpa,3+ . . . one term at a time in the order j=1, 2, 3 . . . , where Dpa,j is the cumulative sequence for item j (or item-subset j) and y is an associated weight, with the weight chosen from the set {?1, 0, +1} that results in the larger significance for Dpa after the jth term is included; determining the sequence of maximum relative probability of the item wherein the max and the min correspond to the candidate partition points of the dimension;
partitioning the dimension using the point furthest from the edge of the domain of the dimension in sample order; and
calculating the density factor d=r/s, whereby r=(number of items of interest in peak sequence) and s=(number of all items in peak sequence) and d is a number between 0 and 1;
whereby the density factor is considered significant if

 where ravg=s·NP/Ntotal and T is a predetermined user specified significance threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,460,343

ESTIMATING RADIUS OF A TARGET AREA FOR SERVING AN ADVERTISEMENT

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:receiving information at an online system including one or more processors describing an ad target location identified by an advertising user of the online system and one or more ad parameters for an ad from a user interface generated by the online system and displayed by a client device;
determining geographic coordinates of the ad target location based at least in part on the received ad target location information;
retrieving population density information maintained by the online system for the determined geographic coordinates;
based at least in part on the retrieved population density and one or more ad parameters, selecting, by the online system, an estimated radius for serving the ad to online system users within a target area around the geographic coordinates of the ad target location;
generating, for display to the advertising user of the online system via the user interface displayed by the client device, a map portion displaying an indicator corresponding to the ad target location and displaying the target area including locations within the selected estimated radius around the geographic coordinates of the ad target location;
receiving, via a radius selection field displayed in the user interface displayed by a client device, a selection of a modified estimated radius from the client device;
computing, by the online system, an updated estimated ad reach for serving the ad based at least in part on the modified estimated radius;
displaying the updated estimated ad reach and the modified estimated radius via the map portion of the user interface displayed by the client device;
receiving, via the user interface displayed by the client device, information describing an additional ad target location associated with the advertising user;
determining, by the online system, geographic coordinates of the additional ad target location based at least in part on the additional ad target location information;
retrieving a measure of population density associated with the determined geographic coordinates of the additional ad target location from information stored by the online system;
retrieving information associating the retrieved measure of population density with information specifying a dimension of an additional target geographic region for serving the ad from information stored by the online system, the dimension of the additional target geographic region defined relative to the determined geographic coordinates of the additional ad target location; and
computing, by the online system, a cumulative estimated ad reach for publishing the ad based at least in part on a dimension of the ad target location, the dimension of the additional target geographic region, the one or more ad parameters, and a scaling factor based on a ratio of the measures of the population densities associated with the ad target location and the additional ad target location, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,460,339

HIGHLY SCALABLE INTERNET-BASED PARALLEL EXPERIMENT METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING INSIGHTS FROM TEST PROMOTION RESULTS

EVERSIGHT, INC., Palo Al...

1. A computer-implemented method for performing promotion optimization that is performed by a promotion optimization system including a processor, containing a promotion module, an administration module, and a monitoring module, the method comprising:generating a plurality of test promotions for a plurality of products from a plurality of manufacturers;
selecting a subset of the plurality of test promotions as promotions of interest;
administering the plurality of test promotions to a plurality of segmented subpopulations of consumers through a webpage where a single one of the promotions of interest is displayed together with a fixed selection of the plurality of test promotions to a given subpopulation of consumers in real-time, wherein the real-time administration of test promotions includes concurrent testing of the plurality of test promotions, and wherein the single one of the promotions of interest is randomized upon each viewing of the webpage;
obtaining responses from said segmented subpopulations of consumers;
tracking the obtained responses for each consumer over time and across different test promotions;
analyzing the tracked obtained responses to generate insights, wherein the insights are relative performance of the single one of the promotions of interest in achieving a desired response from the segmented subpopulations of consumers; and
generating a general population promotion using the promotion optimization system to at least one of gain market share, increase revenue and increase profit using the insights.

US Pat. No. 10,460,329

MANAGING POWER CONSUMPTION THROUGH AN INTERCONNECT SOCKET ADAPTER

1. A method of managing power consumption through an interconnect socket adapter, comprising:measuring, by a measurement module of a power regulation module, a user load power consumption amount consumed by a plurality of user loads, the plurality of user loads comprising at least one electrical sink;
measuring, by the measurement module, an electrical sink power consumption amount consumed by the at least one electrical sink connected to the power regulation module of the interconnect socket adapter;
determining, by the measurement module an overall power consumption amount, the overall power consumption amount based on the user load power consumption amount;
determining, by the measurement module, a threshold power consumption value by identifying a panel rating from a meter to which the interconnect socket adapter is connected and calculating the threshold power consumption value based on the panel rating; and
comparing the overall power consumption amount with the determined threshold power consumption value;
wherein, if the overall power consumption amount exceeds the threshold power consumption value, reducing the overall power consumption.

US Pat. No. 10,460,323

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING INFORMATION

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:determining, by a computing system, that a user operating a first wireless communication device has selected a web-based option for establishing a wireless Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) communication with a second computing device, the web-based option associated with a content item provided to the first wireless communication device by the computing system;
determining, by the computing system, based on the selected web-based option, information to be provided to the second computing device;
correlating, by the computing system, at least one phone number from a set of available phone numbers with the information to be provided to the second computing device, wherein the at least one phone number is not an actual phone number of the first wireless communication device, wherein the information to be provided is stored by the computing system, and wherein the at least one phone number references the information to be provided;
establishing, by the computing system, the wireless VOIP communication between the first wireless communication device and the second computing device using the at least one phone number;
providing, by the computing system, to the second computing device, the at least one phone number as caller ID phone number information associated with the first wireless communication device when establishing the wireless VOIP communication; and
providing, by the computing system, to the second computing device, the information describing the content item associated with the web-based option and at least one or more attributes of a user operating the first wireless communication device, the information further describing the first wireless communication device and a network carrier through which the first wireless communication device is communicating, wherein the at least one or more attributes of the user include at least one of demographic information of the user and a rating indicating an importance of the user to an operator of the second computing device, wherein the demographic information includes information about whether the user is in a targeted gender and age group.

US Pat. No. 10,460,312

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIGITAL ACCOUNT ACTIVATION

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., ...

21. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, by a financial institution computing system associated with a financial institution, a first input from a customer to establish an account at the financial institution and to have a physical payment card associated with the financial institution account;
approving, by the financial institution computing system, the customer for the financial institution account based on registration information received from the customer that establishes the financial institution account;
establishing, by the financial institution computing system, the financial institution account for the customer based on the registration information, wherein establishing the financial institution account includes generating a card number for the physical payment card and associating the card number with a first status indicator, the first status indicator being associated with an inactive status of the physical payment card;
in response to establishing the financial institution account, transmitting, by the financial institution computing system, a prompt instructing the customer to establish a personal identification number (PIN) for the financial institution account;
receiving, by the financial institution computing system, a customer-input PIN that establishes the PIN for the financial account in response to the prompt;
receiving, by the financial institution computing system, a second input from the customer via an interface generated by a mobile wallet application on a mobile device associated with the customer, the second input including customer mobile wallet information comprising identification information and mobile wallet application login information;
identifying, by the financial institution computing system, the financial institution account based on the customer mobile wallet information;
receiving, by the financial institution computing system, a third input from the customer to provision the financial institution account to the mobile wallet application before creation of the physical payment card;
provisioning, by the financial institution computing system, the account to the mobile wallet application by creating a token for the card number; and
associating, by the financial institution computing system, the card number with a second status indicator, the second status indicator associated with a digitally-active status that enables the customer to perform transactions with a merchant using the token via the mobile wallet application.

US Pat. No. 10,460,309

PAYMENT VERIFICATION METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

Alibaba Group Holding Lim...

1. A method implemented by one or more computing devices, the method comprising:receiving, from a receiver access point (AP), a verification request by a terminal of a payer to be verified to wirelessly connect to a wireless router of the receiver AP and geographical location information of the receiver AP, the verification request including account information of the payer to be verified;
verifying the account information of the payer to be verified according to the verification request to determine whether the account information of the payer to be verified matches with pre-stored payment account information registered by a user at a payment server;
returning a verification result of the verification request to the receiver AP, wherein a matching verification result causes the receiver AP to allow the terminal of the payer to wirelessly connect to the wireless router, and a non-matching verification result causes the receiver AP to prevent the terminal of the payer from wirelessly connecting to the wireless router;
receiving a payer terminal geographical location information verification request from the payment server in response to the verification result of the verification request indicating a match;
comparing the geographical location information of the receiver AP with pre-stored geographical location information of a registered receiver AP and determining a verification result of the payer terminal geographical location information verification request, wherein the verification result indicates that the terminal of the payer is located at an authorized payment site if the geographical location information of the receiver AP matches the pre-stored geographical location information, and otherwise indicates that the terminal of the payer is not located at the authorized payment site;
and returning the verification result to the payment server.

US Pat. No. 10,460,297

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTELLIGENTLY INTERFACING WITH FINANCIAL INFORMATION

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. A method of configuring an interactive user interface for intuitively executing a financial transaction request via a mobile computing device, the method comprising:transmitting, to the mobile computing device, the user interface for display on a touch-screen display of the mobile computing device, the user interface including:
a first logical region having first predetermined boundaries, the first logical region being associated with one or more financial accounts associated with a user and being configured to display, responsive to receiving user input corresponding to the first logical region, one or more account subregions, each of the one or more account subregions disposed within the first logical region and associated with a corresponding financial account of the one or more financial accounts; and
a second logical region having second predetermined boundaries, the second logical region non-overlapping with respect to the first logical region and being associated with transactional information of the user account and being configured to transition, responsive to receiving user input corresponding to the second logical region, between displaying a first level of transactional data having a first granularity and a second level of transaction data having a second granularity that is greater than the first granularity, the second level of transaction data comprising a plurality of transactional subregions, each of the transactional subregions being associated with a corresponding future transaction;
receiving, via the user interface, a multi-part selection including:
a first touch input associated with selection of an account subregion of the one or more account subregions; and
a second touch input associated with selection of a transactional subregion of the plurality of transactional subregions, each of the first and second touch inputs including a drag and drop selection, long touch selection, and/or multitouch selection; and
responsive to determining that the received multi-part selection is indicative of the financial transaction request, initiating, via a processor, a financial transaction from the financial account associated with the selected account subregion and for the future transaction associated with the selected transactional subregion.

US Pat. No. 10,460,279

INTERACTIVE TRANSPORT SERVICES PROVIDED BY UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

Wing Aviation LLC, Mount...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a client computing device, a transport request for transport of one or more items by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to a user-specified target delivery location, wherein a geographic area is defined by a property line of the target delivery location;
responsive to receiving the transport request, the client computing device:
(i) determining two or more UAV-accessible sub-areas for the target delivery location comprising at least a first UAV-accessible sub-area and a second UAV-accessible sub-area, wherein each UAV-accessible sub-area: (a) is within the geographic area and at least the threshold distance from the property line and (b) includes an unobstructed path between a ground surface in the UAV-accessible sub-area and a sky area above the ground surface; and
(ii) displaying, on a graphic display, a graphic map interface indicating the two or more UAV-accessible sub-areas for the target delivery location, wherein both the first UAV-accessible sub-area and the second UAV-accessible sub-area are selectable via the graphic map interface;
receiving, via the graphic map interface of the client computing device, a selection of the first of the two or more UAV-accessible sub-areas; and
responsive to receiving the selection, the client computing device causing the UAV to transport the one or more items to the first UAV-accessible sub-area.

US Pat. No. 10,460,270

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUSES FOR IMPLEMENTING CROSS-ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSING OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE METRICS

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A method comprising:executing a multi-tenant database system within a host organization in support of multiple distinct customer organizations which utilize on-demand cloud based services provided by the host organization, wherein the multi-tenant database system includes processors and memory which are shared amongst the multiple distinct customer organizations;
receiving, at a request interface, incoming requests from any of the multiple distinct customer organizations, each operating as a tenant of the multi-tenant database system, and returning responses to the multiple distinct customer organizations responsive to the incoming requests received;
storing protected data of the multiple distinct customer organizations within one or more database systems, wherein the one or more database systems having the protected data stored therein are accessible via a database query interface of the host organization;
wherein each one of the multiple distinct customer organizations are prohibited from submitting database queries to the one or more database systems which exceed the scope of one single customer organization's data corresponding to the respective customer organization's tenancy within the multi-tenant database system;
generating, by the processors, a plurality of messages for each of a first and subsequent distinct customer organizations and processing against the one or more database systems to perform metrics collection for each distinct customer organization separately and releasing the plurality of messages for processing against the one or more database systems specifying a common repository for the metrics collection output, wherein the plurality of messages are generated based on an inference of scope and granularity required to perform the metrics collection;
wherein the metrics collection output is stored within the common repository as aggregation data in a common pool, with each distinct customer organization's pooled data derived from the multi-tenant database and organized via a customer organization ID column identifying each respective customer organization;
wherein the aggregation data is abstracted from the protected data to eliminate exposure of any of the protected data of any of the multiple distinct customer organizations various customer organizations' underlying data records as stored within the one or more database systems; and
receiving, via a metrics API, a cross-organizational query metrics query requesting results to be returned with data having a scope greater than a single one of the multiple distinct customer organization despite the prohibition against cross-organizational database queries, wherein the one or more database systems having the multiple distinct customer organizations' protected data stored therein are not accessible via the metrics API;
processing the cross-organizational query metrics query against the common repository and returning metrics query results from the common repository having metrics associated with multiple of the distinct customer organizations according to the customer organization ID column; and
monitoring a workload of the host organization to prioritize real-time transaction requests over messages and associated parameters utilized to implement the metrics collection by releasing one or more of the plurality of messages for immediate processing when the workload of the host organization is below a threshold and processing the real-time transaction requests at the host organization concurrently with the released one or more messages and any associated parameters to implement the metrics collection.

US Pat. No. 10,460,267

INTEGRATION OF AS BUILT DATA OF A PROJECT

Trimble Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for reporting as-built data of a project, the method comprising:modifying a structure being constructed with a handheld power tool, wherein the structure is modified with the tool such that a non-blueprint compliant modification is generated, wherein the non-blueprint compliant modification is different from a corresponding plan of a blueprint of the structure;
while modifying the structure, determining, with the handheld tool, as-built information characterizing the non-blueprint compliant modification, wherein the as-built characterizing information represents a characteristic of the modification as completed, wherein the characterizing information for the characteristic is different from characterizing information for the corresponding characteristic in the blueprint;
recording at the handheld power tool, the as-built characterizing information;
with the handheld power tool, determining a position of the non-blueprint compliant modification as completed;
recording at the handheld power tool, the determined position;
reporting the as-built characterizing information and the determined position via a wireless communication link of the handheld tool to an information management system remote from the handheld tool; and
modifying a record of the project in a database stored at the information management system with the as-built characterizing information and the position.

US Pat. No. 10,460,263

POOLING NETWORK DEVICES

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A computer-implemented method for pooling network devices, the method comprising:connecting a wireless device having a machine-to-machine (M2M) component to a wireless network, wherein the connecting comprises:
(i) determining whether a pool of network devices is available, wherein availability is determined using a location of the wireless device relative to a defined proximity of the pool of network devices;
(ii) when the pool is unavailable based on the wireless device not being within the defined proximity to the pool, connecting the wireless device to the wireless network in an independent mode; and
(iii) when the pool is available based on the wireless device being within the defined proximity to the pool, connecting the wireless device to the wireless network in a pooled mode,
wherein the wireless network allocates respective communication resources for use by the wireless device and by each network device in the pool, and wherein when the wireless device is connected to the wireless network in the pooled mode, the respective communication resources allocated for use by the wireless device and the respective communication resources allocated for use by each network device in the pool are aggregated for sharing by the wireless device and by each network device in the pool.

US Pat. No. 10,460,259

DYNAMIC PROGRESS RECOGNITION AND RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON MACHINE LEARNING

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A system, comprising:an augmented reality device of a user; and
a dynamic progress recognition and recommendation computing platform in communication with the augmented reality device, the dynamic progress recognition and recommendation computing platform, comprising:
at least one processor;
a communication interface communicatively coupled to the at least one processor; and
memory storing computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the dynamic progress recognition and recommendation computing platform to:
receive, from the augmented reality device of the user, image data;
analyze, in real-time, the image data using at least one of: object recognition and optical character recognition to identify an object within the image;
determine, using one or more machine learning datasets, at least one characteristic of the identified object;
compare the determined at least one characteristic of the identified object to a pre-defined goal of the user;
determine, based on the comparing, whether the at least one characteristic is within parameters of the pre-defined goal of the user;
responsive to determining that the at least one characteristic is within the parameters of the pre-defined goal of the user, generate a first notification including a progress toward the pre-defined goal of the user including the at least one characteristic;
and
transmit the generated first notification to the augmented reality device of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,460,255

MACHINE LEARNING IN EDGE ANALYTICS

SPLUNK INC., San Francis...

1. A method comprising:generating, by an electronic device, raw data based on inputs to the electronic device;
generating, by the electronic device, a plurality of events indexed by timestamps, each of the plurality of events including a respective segment of the raw data;
extracting, by the electronic device, a data field from each of the plurality of events, the extracted data fields corresponding to data derived from the raw data;
sending, by the electronic device, the raw data or data derived from the raw data over a network to a server computer system, the sent raw data or the data derived from the raw data including training data;
receiving, by the electronic device, model data from the server computer system over the network, the model data having been derived by the server computer system from the training data by use of a machine learning process;
generating, by the electronic device, an updated local model by updating a local model associated with the electronic device based on the received model data; and
processing, by the electronic device, local data based on the updated local model to generate output data, the local data including raw data or data derived from raw data generated based on inputs to the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,460,254

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING STATE SPACE IN REINFORCED LEARNING BY USING DECISION TREE CLASSIFICATION

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for reducing state space in reinforced learning for automatic scaling of a multi-tier application, the method comprising:receiving a new state of the multi-tier application to be added to a state decision tree for the multi-tier application, the new state including a first attribute and a second attribute;
placing the new state in an existing node of the state decision tree only if the first attribute of the new state is same as the first attribute of any state contained in the existing node and a difference between a current statistical measure of values of the second attribute of each existing state contained in the existing node and a new statistical measure of the values of the second attribute of each existing state contained in the existing node with the values of the second attribute of the new state does not exceed a threshold to reduce a number of new states to consider for the reinforced learning; and
executing the reinforced learning using the state decision tree with the new state to automatically scale the multi-tier application.