US Pat. No. 10,484,298

OPTIMIZATION OF NETWORK RESOURCES

HOMEADVISOR, INC., Denve...

1. A method for initiating communication between a network node and a network resource, the method comprising:receiving, by a network resource optimization system from a network node, a resource request, wherein the resource request includes required resource parameters;
determining, by the network resource optimization system, a plurality of network resources that satisfy the required resource parameters;
determining, by the network resource optimization system, a subset of network resources from the plurality of network resources based, at least in part, on a first score of each of the plurality of the network resources, wherein the first score of each network resource is based, at least in part, on:
a rate of acceptance of communication requests received by the network resource; or
a number of times communication sessions were established between the network resource and any network node in consequence to accepted communication requests;
determining, by the network resource optimization system, a probability of receiving acceptance of a communication request from respective network resources of the subset of network resources based, at least in part, on a random number, wherein a volatility of the random number with respect to each network resource is related to the number of times communication sessions were established between the network resource and any network node;
selecting, by the network resource optimization system, a first network resource from the subset of network resources based, at least in part, on the first score of the first network resource;
transmitting, by the network resource optimization system to the first network resource, a first communication request;
receiving, by the network resource optimization system from the first network resource, an acceptance of the first communication request, wherein receiving the acceptance causes the network resource optimization system to activate a first selection mechanism at the network node; and
receiving, by the network resource optimization system from the network node, a first selection made through the first selection mechanism, wherein receiving the first selection causes the network resource optimization system to initiate a communication session between the first network resource and the network node.

US Pat. No. 10,484,283

MEMORY DEVICE

POCO-APOCO NETWORKS CO., ...

1. A memory device that is configured as single chip to achieve routing control, bandwidth control, traffic monitoring, buffering, and access control of network functions,the memory device comprising:
a search unit that includes a first memory unit and performs a search operation by searching, from the first memory unit, a piece of data corresponding to an input search key, wherein the search unit selectively performs the access control using a white list method and the access control using a black list method;
a statistical information processing unit that includes a second memory unit that stores statistical information including the input search key, with which the piece of data has been successfully searched by the search unit, and an address of the piece of data in the first memory unit; and
an arithmetic operation unit that updates the statistical information when the search unit successfully searches the pieces of data corresponding to the input search key.

US Pat. No. 10,484,281

ROUTER OPERATING METHODS AND APPARATUS USING VIRTUAL VPN INSTANCES FOR HOSTS OF REMOTE EXTRANET VPNS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:at a router,
providing a plurality of virtual private network (VPN) instances for a plurality of VPNs associated with a plurality of IDs, each VPN instance comprising a forwarding table instance for storing a plurality of host-to-router mappings of the VPN; and
providing a virtual VPN instance for a virtual VPN associated with an ID of a remote extranet VPN, the virtual VPN instance comprising a cache for storing a host-to-router mapping of the remote extranet VPN.

US Pat. No. 10,484,280

OPERATION METHOD OF A COMMUNICATION NODE IN NETWORK

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An operation method of a first communication node in an Ethernet-based vehicle network, the operation method comprising:receiving a first frame from a second communication node;
obtaining a destination address of the first frame without performing an error check operation on the first frame;
transmitting the first frame through a port corresponding to the destination address based on a routing table of the first communication node;
receiving a second frame including a first indicator indicating an occurrence of an error in the first frame from a third communication node receiving the first frame;
transmitting the second frame to a fourth communication node corresponding to a source address of the first frame;
receiving, from the third communication node, a third frame including a second indicator requesting to perform the error check operation;
receiving a fourth frame from the second communication node; and
performing the error check operation on the fourth frame.

US Pat. No. 10,484,279

EXECUTING MULTIPLE VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN) ENDPOINTS ASSOCIATED WITH AN ENDPOINT POOL ADDRESS

Oracle International Corp...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by one or more hardware processors, cause performance of operations comprising:receiving a first set of data packets that (a) is addressed to a particular address and (b) corresponds to a first Virtual Private Network (VPN) session assigned to a first VPN endpoint of a plurality of VPN endpoints associated with the particular address;
directing the first set of data packets to the first VPN endpoint based on a first assignment of the first VPN session to the first VPN endpoint, the first VPN endpoint decapsulating the first set of data packets;
determining that a session transfer criterion is satisfied;
responsive to detecting that the session transfer criterion is satisfied, re-assigning the first VPN session to obtain a second assignment of the first VPN session to a second VPN endpoint of the plurality of VPN endpoints associated with the particular address;
receiving a second set of data packets that (a) is addressed to the particular address and (b) corresponds to the first VPN session;
directing the second set of data packets to the second VPN endpoint based on the second assignment of the first VPN session to the second VPN endpoint, the second VPN endpoint decapsulating the second set of data packets;
receiving a third set of data packets that (a) is addressed to the particular address and (b) does not correspond to any existing VPN session;
determining a third assignment of a new VPN session associated with the third set of data packets to a third VPN endpoint of the plurality of VPN endpoints associated with the particular address;
directing the third set of data packets to the third VPN endpoint based on the third assignment of the new VPN session to the third VPN endpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,484,277

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO MEASURE MARKET STATISTICS

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. A method to correct data source error, comprising:identifying, by executing an instruction with a processor, a first hostname label based on a reverse resolve of an Internet protocol (IP) address corresponding to a household;
parsing the first hostname label to identify a service provider name;
invoking a trace route of the IP address corresponding to the household, the trace route originating from two or more originating IP addresses to identify second and third hostname labels associated with corresponding router last hops, the two or more originating IP addresses different from each other and targeting the same IP address corresponding to the household;
when the second and third hostname labels include a matching location indicator, confirming the service provider name is valid; and
when the first hostname label service provider name matches a service provider name in self reported data, correcting, by executing an instruction with the processor, an error metric of a data source storing the self reported data by adjusting a weight value associated with the self reported data.

US Pat. No. 10,484,266

LEVERAGING MULTI-STREAM TRANSPORT PROTOCOL CAPABILITIES FOR ROUTING

Citrix Systems, Inc., Fo...

1. A method of performing multi-stream routing, comprising:determining, by a device intermediary to a client and a server, that the server is capable of handling multi-stream protocol connections;
identifying, by the device, one or more packets communicated between the client and the server via a first interface for a first connection established between the client and the server;
estimating, by the device, based on the one or more packets, a link quality for each of a plurality of second interfaces with which to communicate with the server;
identifying, by the device, a policy to apply to the one or more packets communicated between the client and the server;
selecting, by the device, a second interface of the plurality of second interfaces via which to communicate subsequent packets between the client and the server based on a configuration mapping, the link quality estimated for each of the plurality of second interfaces, and the policy identified to be applied to the one or more packets, the configuration mapping specifying which of the plurality of second interfaces is to be selected using a mapping of the link quality and the policy; and
establishing, by the device, a second connection between the client and the server using the second interface instead of the first interface.

US Pat. No. 10,484,262

DYNAMIC CLONING OF APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURES

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A method comprising:monitoring, by a computer system, one or more metrics pertaining to an existing infrastructure for an application at a first site, wherein the existing infrastructure includes a first virtual server and a plurality of first application servers, and wherein the first virtual server is configured to receive, at a first virtual IP address (VIP), client requests for the application and redirect the client requests to one or more of the plurality of first application servers; and
if the one or more metrics exceeds or falls below one or more corresponding thresholds, creating, by the computer system, a new infrastructure for the application at a second site distinct from the first site, wherein the new infrastructure at the second site is based on the existing infrastructure at the first site and enables the application to be hosted at the second site.

US Pat. No. 10,484,249

DYNAMIC DISTRIBUTION OF SIMULATION LOAD

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more memories having stored thereon computer-executable instructions that, upon execution by the one or more processors, cause the system to perform operations comprising:
identifying objects in a simulation scenario;
assigning ownership of the objects to a first compute node;
determining that a processing load of the first compute node has reached a threshold value;
determining how many clusters of the objects are owned by the first compute node;
re-clustering the objects, wherein a second quantity of clusters is determined that exceeds a first quantity of one or more clusters owned by the first compute node;
forming the second quantity of clusters, wherein the forming the second quantity of clusters comprises using the second quantity as a selected quantity of cluster centroids for the second quantity of clusters; and
reassigning the ownership of the objects to a plurality of compute nodes including the first compute node and a second compute node, wherein the reassigning causes at least one cluster included in the second quantity of clusters to be owned by the second compute node.

US Pat. No. 10,484,235

POWER MANAGEMENT METHOD IN NETWORK AND APPARATUS FOR THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An operation method of a first communication node in a vehicle network, the method comprising:measuring a magnitude of a current supplied to a second communication node through a data line in the vehicle network;
comparing the measured magnitude of the current with a predetermined threshold value;
generating an address resolution protocol (ARP) frame including fault-related information when the second communication node is determined to be in a fault state based on a result of the comparison; and
transmitting the ARP frame.

US Pat. No. 10,484,225

WIRELESS DEVICES AND SYSTEMS INCLUDING EXAMPLES OF MIXING COEFFICIENT DATA SPECIFIC TO A PROCESSING MODE SELECTION

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:at least one processing unit; and
non-transitory computer readable media encoded with executable instructions which, when executed by the at least one processing unit, is configured to cause the system to perform operations comprising:
receiving a processing mode selection corresponding to a processing mode for the at least one processing unit, the processing mode selection indicative of a size of a transform;
receiving input data for a transmission in a radio frequency (RF) wireless domain based at least partly on the processing mode selection;
mixing the input data using a plurality of coefficients selected to implement the transform; and
providing output data based on the input data being mixed using the plurality of coefficients, the output data representative of a portion of the transmission being processed using the size of the transform, wherein providing the output data comprises providing the output data such that a wireless transceiver receives the output data for further processing of the transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,484,213

DC OFFSET CANCELLATION AND CROSSPOINT CONTROL CIRCUIT

Finisar Corporation, Sun...

1. An amplifier circuit, comprising:a differential amplifier circuit configured to amplify differential input signals into differential output signals; and
a feedback circuit coupled between the differential output signals and the differential input signals and configured to generate a programmably adjustable crosspoint offset in the differential output signals and a programmably adjustable cutoff frequency of the feedback circuit, wherein the feedback circuit includes an offset frequency adjustment circuit configured to adjust the programmably adjustable cutoff frequency, and the offset frequency adjustment circuit includes a resistance control circuit configured to control active devices generating a variable filter resistance.

US Pat. No. 10,484,212

INTER-ENB OVER-THE-AIR CALIBRATION FOR RECIPROCITY-BASED COORDINATED MULTIPOINT COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:transmitting, by a central unit, a calibration participation rule to enable wireless communication devices to determine whether to participate in an uplink-downlink (UL-DL) reciprocity calibration;
receiving, by the central unit, a first uplink (UL) calibration reference signal (RS) and a first DL channel estimate associated with a first communication link between a first transmission point (TP) and a first wireless communication device when the first communication link satisfies the calibration participation rule;
determining, by the central unit, the UL-DL reciprocity calibration based on at least the first DL channel estimate and a first UL channel estimate determined based on the first UL calibration RS; and
transmitting, by the central unit, a DL coordinated multipoint (CoMP) joint transmission signal according to the UL-DL reciprocity calibration.

US Pat. No. 10,484,182

ENCRYPTED TEXT VERIFICATION SYSTEM, METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. An encrypted text verification system, comprising: a registration data generation device; a storage device; a data verifying request device; and a data verifying determination device,wherein the registration data generation device includes:
a key generation circuitry configured to generate a secret key and a verification key from a security parameter;
an encryption circuitry configured to calculate encrypted data by encrypting input data to be concealed by using the secret key; and
a registration data generation circuitry configured to generate registration data based on the encrypted data and the verification key;
wherein the storage device is configured to store the registration data generated by the registration data generation device as a registration template in a storage circuitry together with an identifier for uniquely identifying the registration data;
wherein the data verifying request device includes a data verifying request generation circuitry configured to generate a data verifying request in which input data to be verified has been encrypted by using a random number;
wherein the data verifying determination device includes:
a registration data reception circuitry configured to receive the registration template stored in the storage device;
a data verifying request reception circuitry configured to receive the data verifying request from the data verifying request device;
a data verifying determination circuitry configured to verify the registration template stored in the storage circuitry and the data verifying request to produce a determined result; and
a verified result generation circuitry configured to produce a verified result including a part or all of the registration template corresponding to the determined result,
wherein the data verifying request device further includes:
a verified result reception circuitry configured to receive the verified result from the data verifying determining device; and
a data restoration circuitry configured to restore data based on the verified result to produce a restored result.

US Pat. No. 10,484,147

TECHNIQUES FOR ENHANCED MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION ACKNOWLEDGMENT BUNDLING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication by a base station (BS), comprising:determining a plurality of acknowledgment (ACK) parameters for acknowledging a transmission comprising a plurality of instances of a data channel across a plurality of subframes, wherein the plurality of ACK parameters are determined for each instance of a plurality of instances of a control channel, each instance of the plurality of instances of the control channel being associated with a different instance of the plurality of instances of the data channel in the transmission, such that an ACK for the plurality of instances of the data channel across the plurality of the subframes is sent on a single uplink subframe; and
signaling an indication of the plurality of ACK parameters determined for each instance of the plurality of instances of the control channel to a user equipment (UE), wherein:
the plurality of ACK parameters determined for each instance of the plurality of instances of the control channel comprise a first ACK parameter that conveys a size of the transmission and a second ACK parameter that conveys an amount of time for the UE to delay acknowledging a data transmission in the associated instance of the data channel after receiving the data transmission;
the first ACK parameter of the plurality of ACK parameters for the instance of the control channel associated with a last instance of the data channel in the transmission indicates a correct size of the transmission; and
the size of the transmission comprises a number of the plurality of instances of the data channel in the transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,484,136

HIGH SPEED INTERLEAVER/DEINTERLEAVER DEVICE SUPPORTING LINE RATE, AND METHOD THEREOF

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method for deinterleaving samples for a frame, the method comprising:providing a memory and a stream count selected from n-different supported stream counts;
virtually dividing the memory into x-rows, y-columns and the y-columns into equal sections, wherein a section count equals the stream count, x is at least a frame length divided by v and y is calculated as a common denominator of a majority of the n-different supported stream counts;
calculating, for a sample of the samples, a write address comprising a row and stream count number of columns in the row based on a location of the sample in the frame, wherein the sample comprises stream count soft decisions;
receiving the sample; and
writing the sample to the memory,
wherein each soft decision of the sample is written row-wise to a respective column of the row and the memory is less than or equal to the frame length.

US Pat. No. 10,484,129

PROTOCOL LAYER PACKET CODING FOR TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER BUFFER OPTIMIZATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a transmitting device, comprising:transmitting, to a receiving device, a plurality of data packets;
encoding the plurality of transmitted data packets to generate one or more parity packets, wherein the plurality of data packets are transmitted separate from the one or more parity packets;
storing the one or more parity packets in a retransmission buffer without storing the plurality of data packets in the retransmission buffer; and
transmitting, to the receiving device, the one or more parity packets stored in the retransmission buffer for recovering one or more transmitted data packets not correctly decoded without retransmitting the one or more transmitted data packets not correctly decoded, wherein the plurality of transmitted data packets are encoded at a medium access control (MAC) layer, a radio link control (RLC) layer, or a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer of the transmitting device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,128

BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A broadcast receiving apparatus comprising:a receiver configured to receive a data stream comprising a plurality of physical layer pipes (PLPs);
a demodulator configured to output at least one generic packet corresponding to each of the plurality of PLPs and additional information on the at least one generic packet by demodulating the plurality of PLPs; and
a signal processor configured to identify the at least one generic packet based on identification information of each of the plurality of PLPs included in the additional information and process the identified generic packet,
wherein the additional information comprises time information comprising information on a time when the data stream is received and information on a time required for demodulating the at least one generic packet, and
wherein the signal processor is configured to identify whether the time information is valid based on valid information included in the additional information and output data corresponding to the at least one generic packet based on a result of the identification.

US Pat. No. 10,484,119

OPEN REAL-TIME ETHERNET PROTOCOL

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A real-time Ethernet (RTE) device, comprising:a transceiver;
a real-time clock;
a processor coupled to said real-time clock and to said transceiver having an associated memory which stores code for implementing start-up frames for network initialization including a preamble, destination address (DA), source address (SA), a type field which includes a frame type selected from a plurality of said frame types, and a status field including state information that indicates a current protocol state that an Ethernet network is in selected from a plurality of said protocol states for a plurality of slave devices to translate for dynamically switching to one of a list of different frame forwarding modes, said start-up frames including device Discovery frames at power up, Parameterization frames that distribute network parameters including an Inter frame Gap (IFG), and Time Synchronization frames including timing information of said master device time (TM) and unique assigned communication time slots for each of said slave devices; and
for transmission after said network initialization, at least one data exchange frame exclusive of said SA and said DA that comprises a header that differentiates between said master and said slave devices, said type field, a status field excluding said current protocol state, and a data payload.

US Pat. No. 10,484,114

AUTOMATED WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKING TOPOLOGY MAPPING

COX COMMUNICAIONS, INC., ...

1. A system for generating a visual representation of a WiFi signal profile of an area of interest, the system comprising:at least one processor;
a memory storage that includes:
an area-of-interest mapping engine that uses the at least one processor to receive a layout image corresponding to the area of interest;
a device data collector that uses the at least one processor to:
receive identification of a wireless router in the area of interest;
receive identification of a user device in the area of interest;
receive location data associated with a location of the user device; and
receive identification of at least one wireless service provided by the user device;
a signal data collector that uses the at least one processor to receive signal data comprising a value of a measured WiFi signal level at the location of the user device;
a signal profile data visualization engine that uses the at least one processor to:
generate a dataset comprised of the value of the measured WiFi signal level and the location of the user device;
apply a weight to the value of the measured WiFi signal level based on an assessed bandwidth level associated with the at least one wireless service provided by the user device;
correlate a color with the weighted value of the measured WiFi signal level, wherein the color represents a determined adequacy of the measured WiFi signal level for providing the at least one wireless service;
generate a layer including the correlated color representing the weighted value of the measured WiFi signal level positioned at the location of the user device; and
overlay the generated layer on the layout image to generate a combined layout; and
an output engine that uses the at least one processor to transmit the combined layout to a device for rendering the combined layout as a signal data visual representation on a display of the device, wherein the visual representation indicates whether the measured WiFi signal level is adequate for enabling the user device to provide the at least one wireless service.

US Pat. No. 10,484,097

COMMUNICATION REPEATER SYSTEM AND METHOD

Kabushiki Kaisha Tashiba,...

1. A communication repeater system comprising:a plurality of radio frequency units which correspond to base station systems and convert a radio signal from the corresponding base station systems into a digital signal and transmit the digital signal, the base station systems having mutually independent reference clocks for a transmission and reception switching timing at which transmission and reception of an uplink signal and a downlink signal are switched by time division,
a plurality of slave station devices, and
a master station device that receives the digital signal from the radio frequency units and establishes communication with a mobile communication terminal device via the slave station devices, the communication repeater system that repeats communication between the mobile communication terminal device and each of the base station systems via the slave station devices, wherein
at least one of the radio frequency units, the master station device, and the slave station devices includes:
a learning-signal input port, and
first processor configured to generate a reference transmission and reception switching timing signal based on a learning signal input to the learning-signal input port, and set the reference transmission and reception switching timing signal as a reference transmission and reception switching timing; and
the rest of the radio frequency units, the master station device, and the slave station devices each includes a second processor configured to correct a variation in the transmission and reception switching timing in accordance with the reference transmission and reception switching timing.

US Pat. No. 10,484,084

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO INCREASE CAPACITY OF HIGH THROUGHPUT SATELLITE COMMUNICATION

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method for providing high throughput communications via a Radio Frequency (RF) satellite, the method comprising:providing a plurality of information bit streams intended for a plurality of downlinks;
modulating an uplink stream comprising the plurality of information bit streams with an uplink modulation scheme to generate an uplink signal;transmitting the uplink signal to the satellite;partitioning, at the satellite, the uplink signal into a plurality of downlink signals, each one of the downlink signals intended for one of the plurality of downlinks;
encoding the uplink stream with a Forward Error Correcting (FEC) scheme; and
decoding and demodulating, at the satellite, the uplink signal,
wherein
the uplink stream comprises the plurality of information bit streams, and
the uplink modulation scheme uses a higher order constellation as compared to a order constellation used by a modulation scheme used for at least one of the plurality of downlinks, and based on the FEC scheme, a Signal-to-Noise (SNR) ratio of an uplink and the uplink modulation scheme, the uplink stream has a frame error rate that is less than or equal to a desired frame error rare.

US Pat. No. 10,484,083

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERNET BASED AIRCRAFT COMMUNICATION

ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC., ...

1. An aircraft with Internet based communication, the aircraft comprising:a plurality of communication radios configured to communicate with a ground message manager; and
a processing circuit configured to:
receive a message from a non-Internet system of the aircraft, the non-Internet system associated with a non-Internet communication protocol;
store a conversion table, the conversion table linking a plurality of non-Internet services with a plurality of transport layer port numbers, the conversion table linking each of the plurality of non-Internet services with one of the plurality of transport layer port numbers;
identify, based on the conversion table, a transport layer port number of the plurality of transport layer port numbers, the transport layer port number linked to a non-Internet service, the non-Internet system being a first system of the non-Internet service;
encapsulate the received messages into a transport layer segment with the transport layer port number identifying a non-Internet ground system corresponding to the non-Internet system, the non-Internet ground system being a second system of the non-Internet service;
encapsulate the transport layer segment into an Internet layer packet;
add a protocol identifier to the Internet layer packet, the protocol identifier indicating to the ground message manager that the Internet layer packet is an Internet based message; and
send the Internet layer packet to the ground message manager via the plurality of communication radios to be delivered to the non-Internet ground system via the non-Internet communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,484,082

SPACE ASSET TRACKER

Haris Corporation, Melbo...

16. A space asset tracking system, comprising:a space asset tag including
a tag housing;
a space vehicle tracking system (SVTS) disposed within the tag housing;
the SVTS including
a power supply which exclusively provides electrical power to the SVTS;
a position sensing receiver system (PSRS) configured to detect a position of the SVTS based on PSRS radio signals which are received respectively from a plurality of earth orbiting satellites;
a processing circuit which receives from the PSRS position information specifying at least the position;
a ground link radio frequency (GLRF) transmitter under the control of the processing circuit;
at least one data storage device in which a ground station database is stored containing information concerning locations of ground stations;
at least one PSRS antenna system integrated in or on the tag housing and operatively coupled to the PSRS to facilitate receiving the PSRS radio signals;
at least one GLRF antenna system integrated in or on the tag housing and operatively coupled to the GLRF transmitter;
wherein the processing circuit autonomously (1) uses the PSRS position information to determine a transmission location at which the SVTS is to be when transmitting tracking information to a given station, and (2) causes transmission of the tracking information from the GLRF transmitter when the SVTS is at the transmission location.

US Pat. No. 10,484,068

METHOD FOR REPORTING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of reporting, by a user equipment (UE), channel state information (CSI) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE and from a base station (BS), downlink control information (DCI) related to an aperiodic CSI report that is to be performed by the UE in a slot n;
determining, by the UE, a value nCQI_ref based on a number of symbols Z? related to a time for computing the CSI;
determining, by the UE, a CSI reference resource as being a slot n?nCQI_ref in a time domain that is to be used for the aperiodic CSI report; and
transmitting, by the UE and to the BS, the aperiodic CSI report in the slot n, based on the CSI reference resource being slot n?nCQI_ref,
wherein the nCQI_ref is a smallest value greater than or equal to ?Z?/Nsymbslot? such that the slot n?nCQI_ref satisfies a valid downlink slot criteria, and
wherein ?·? is a floor function and Nsymbslot is a number of symbols in one slot.

US Pat. No. 10,484,058

TRANSMISSION METHOD AND TRANSMISSION DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A transmission method, comprising:encoding processing that generates a first encoded block and a second encoded block using a forward error correction coding scheme;
modulation processing that generates a plurality of first symbols and a plurality of second symbols from the first encoded block and generates a plurality of third symbols and a plurality of fourth symbols from the second encoded block;
phase change processing that changes a phase of the plurality of second symbols and the plurality of fourth symbols;
orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol generation processing that generates a first OFDM symbol by arranging the first symbols and the third symbols on data carriers of the first OFDM symbol and generates a second OFDM symbol by arranging the second symbols and the fourth symbols; and
transmitting processing that transmits the first OFDM symbol and the second OFDM symbol by using a plurality of antennas, wherein
in the first OFDM symbol, the first symbols are allocated with a predetermined period and the third symbols are allocated on data carriers adjacent to the first symbols,
in the second OFDM symbol, the second symbols are allocated with the predetermined period and the fourth symbols are allocated on data carriers adjacent to the second first symbols,
amounts of the phase change applied to the second symbols are regularly changed in a frequency direction, and
an amount of the phase change applied to each of the fourth symbols is same as that applied to each of the adjacent second symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,484,056

ANALOG BEAM SIMULATION FOR WIRED DEVICE TESTING IN CP-OFDM SYSTEMS

Keysight Technologies, In...

1. A test device for simulating analog beams applied to a device under test (DUT), the test device comprising:a memory that stores instructions; and
a processor that executes the instructions,
wherein, when executed by the processor, the instructions cause the test device to perform a process comprising:
obtaining, from the memory and based on received instructions for testing the DUT, a first predetermined power level for a first beam to be simulated for the DUT and a first predetermined time delay for the first beam to be simulated for the DUT;
applying the first predetermined power level for the first beam and the first predetermined time delay for the first beam to a first set of subcarriers and cyclic prefix orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (CP-OFDM) symbol to obtain simulated characteristics of the first beam from a perspective of the DUT; and
sending, over a wired connection, the simulated characteristics of the first beam from the processor to the DUT for testing the DUT using the simulated characteristics of the first beam to simulate wireless communication without over-the-air (OTA) transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,484,011

SHIFT-COEFFICIENT TABLE DESIGN OF QC-LDPC CODE FOR LARGER CODE BLOCK SIZES IN MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:establishing, by a processor of an apparatus, a wireless communication link with at least one other apparatus via a transceiver of the apparatus; and
wirelessly communicating, by the processor, with the other apparatus via the wireless communication link by:
selecting a first shift-coefficient table from a plurality of shift-coefficient tables;
generating a quasi-cyclic-low-density parity-check (QC-LDPC) code using a base matrix and at least a portion of the first shift-coefficient table;
selecting a codebook from a plurality of codebooks embedded in the QC-LDPC code;
storing the selected codebook in a memory associated with the processor;
encoding data using the selected codebook to generate a plurality of modulation symbols of the data; and
controlling the transceiver to multiplex, convert, filter, amplify and radiate the modulation symbols as electromagnetic waves through one or more antennas of the apparatus to transmit the modulation symbols of the data to the other apparatus via the wireless communication link,
wherein the selecting of the first shift-coefficient table from the plurality of shift-coefficient tables comprises selecting the first shift-coefficient table according to one or more rules related to either or both of a code block size and a code rate of the data for relatively larger code block sizes.

US Pat. No. 10,483,989

PHASE-LOCKED LOOP, PHASE-LOCKING METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION UNIT

Sony Semiconductor Soluti...

1. A phase-locked loop comprising:a detector that detects at least transition of an input clock signal;
an oscillator that generates a clock signal having a frequency corresponding to a first control signal, and changes a phase of the clock signal on a basis of a detection result in the detector, wherein the basic of the detection result comprises a pulse signal;
an adjuster that adjusts a phase difference between a phase of the input clock signal and the phase of the clock signal depending on a second control signal; and
a controller that compares the phase of the input clock signal and the phase of the clock signal at a plurality of comparison timings, and generates the first control signal and the second control signal on a basis of a result of the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,483,958

VOLTAGE DETECTOR AND METHOD FOR DETECTING VOLTAGE

Cypress Semiconductor Cor...

1. A voltage detector, comprising:a comparison unit having a plurality of comparators, said comparison unit configured to compare a threshold voltage received via a voltage divider and determination voltages corresponding to said each comparator, and output a first result of High or Low for each comparator based on the comparison of the threshold voltage and the determination voltages, the comparison unit being further configured to compare an input voltage received via the voltage divider and the determination voltages, and output a second result of High or Low for each comparator based on the comparison of the input voltage and the determination voltages; and
a determination unit comprising a counter configured to determine whether or not the input voltage is less than or equal to the threshold voltage, the determination being based on a count of High levels output by each of the plurality of comparators for the threshold voltage, and based on a count of High levels output by each of the plurality of comparators for the input voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,483,945

SWITCHED CAPACITOR BASED DIGITAL STEP ATTENUATOR

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

13. A computing device comprising:a processing unit;
a memory module coupled to the processing unit; and
an RF receiver coupled to the processing unit and the memory module, the RF receiver further comprising:
an input driver configured to receive a coarse signal, and configured to generate an input signal;
a digital step attenuator (DSA) coupled to the input driver and configured to receive the input signal; and
an analog to digital converter (ADC) coupled to the DSA, wherein the DSA further comprises:
a serial capacitor coupled to the input driver; and
a sampling capacitor coupled to the ADC.

US Pat. No. 10,483,926

POWER AMPLIFIER MODULE WITH POWER SUPPLY CONTROL

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A power amplification control system comprising:an interface configured to receive a transceiver control signal from a transceiver, the interface including one or more control registers including one or more power amplifier control registers and one or more power supply control registers;
a power amplifier control component configured to generate a power amplifier control signal based on the transceiver control signal from the transceiver and configured to generate a local control signal based on a sensed condition of a power amplifier of the power amplification control system, the power amplifier control component configured to overwrite one or more of the power supply control registers with the local control signal; and
a power supply control component configured to generate a power supply control signal based on the transceiver control signal from the transceiver and the local control signal from the power amplifier control component.

US Pat. No. 10,483,917

POWER AMPLIFIER FOR MILLIMETER WAVE DEVICES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first circuit configured to provide an injection current, the first circuit comprising at least a first transistor, wherein a tuning of an injection current is at least partially controlled by a first back gate voltage of the first transistor;
an oscillator circuit configured to receive the injection current, wherein the oscillator circuit comprises a second transistor, wherein an oscillator circuit current tuning is at least partially controlled by a second back gate voltage of the second transistor; and
a back gate voltage source capable of providing the first back gate voltage and the second back gate voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,483,916

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RING-OSCILLATOR BASED OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS FOR SCALED CMOS TECHNOLOGIES

SEAMLESS MICROSYSTEMS, IN...

1. A closed loop amplifier, comprising:a first oscillator having an input and a plurality of N outputs;
a second oscillator having an input and a plurality of N outputs;
a plurality of N phase detectors, each of the plurality of N phase detectors has a first input, a second input, a first output, and a second output, wherein each first input of each phase detector is coupled to respective one of the plurality of N outputs of the first oscillator, wherein each second input of each phase detector is coupled to respective one of the plurality of N outputs of the second oscillator;
a first impedance element having two terminals, wherein one terminal is coupled to the input of the first oscillator;
a second impedance element having two terminals, wherein one terminal is coupled to the input of the second oscillator;
a plurality of N third impedance elements, each of the plurality of N third impedance elements has a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein each first terminal of each third impedance element is coupled to the input of the first oscillator, wherein each second terminal of each third impedance element is coupled to respective one first output of the plurality of N phase detectors; and
a plurality of N fourth impedance elements, each of the plurality of N fourth impedance elements has a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein each first terminal of each fourth impedance element is coupled to the input of the second oscillator, wherein each second terminal of each fourth impedance element is coupled to respective one second output of the plurality of N phase detectors,
wherein the closed loop amplifier amplifies a continuous-time continuous-amplitude signal to a continuous-time discrete-amplitude signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,913

LOW POWER CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A circuit, comprising:a first transistor;
a current source for driving a drain of the first transistor with a bias current;
a first decoupling capacitor for isolating a direct current (DC) drain voltage for the first transistor from a DC gate voltage for the first transistor, wherein a gate of the first transistor is configured to be biased by an AC input voltage from a crystal through the first decoupling capacitor;
a first inverter configured to invert a voltage at a terminal of the first decoupling capacitor;
a second inverter configured to invert an output signal from the first inverter to provide an output voltage for the circuit;
an operational amplifier configured to further bias the gate of the first transistor responsive to a comparison between the DC drain voltage and a reference voltage to regulate the DC drain voltage to equal the reference voltage; and
a reference inverter including a reference PMOS transistor having a source connected to a power supply node for supplying a power supply voltage, a reference NMOS transistor having a source connected to ground and having a drain connected to a drain of the reference PMOS transistor, and a reference resistor connected between the drain of the reference NMOS transistor and a reference node for supplying the reference voltage, wherein the reference node is connected to a gate of the reference PMOS transistor and to a gate of the reference NMOS transistor, and wherein the reference inverter is matched to the first inverter and to the second inverter.

US Pat. No. 10,483,912

NON-INVERTING MULTI-MODE OSCILLATOR

1. An oscillator circuit, comprising:a non-inverting sustaining amplifier, the non-inverting sustaining amplifier comprises an amplifier input and an amplifier output; and
a feedback network, the feedback network comprises:
a crystal, the crystal of the feedback network connected between the amplifier input and the amplifier output of the non-inverting sustaining amplifier;
an input portion, the input portion connected between the amplifier input and ground, the input portion comprises an inductor, a tank circuit capacitor, and a tank circuit resistor, wherein the inductor forms a first path between the amplifier input and ground, and wherein the tank circuit capacitor and the tank circuit resistor are connected in series and form a second path between the amplifier input and ground, the second path being separate from but parallel to the first path; and
an output portion, the output portion connected between the amplifier output and ground, the output portion comprises a capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,483,909

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A HIGH SWING IN AN OSCILLATOR

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An oscillator comprising:a tank having an enable input, a tank output, and first and second nodes, the tank configured to generate an oscillating output signal at the tank output responsive to an enable signal at the enable input, the oscillating output signal corresponding to a voltage differential between a first node voltage at the first node and a second node voltage at the second node;
a feedback generator including:
a first feedback loop coupled to the first node, the first feedback loop, configured to provide a first charge at the first node to maintain the oscillating output signal, the first feedback loop including: a sine-to-square wave converter having a converter input and a converter output, the converter input coupled to the first node, and the sine-to-square wave converter configured to amplify and convert an oscillating voltage at the first node to a square wave at the converter output; and a logic gate having first and second logic gate inputs and a logic gate output, the first logic gate input coupled to the converter output, the second logic gate input coupled to the enable input, the logic gate output coupled to the first node, and the logic gate configured to provide an output voltage at the logic gate output when the enable signal and the square wave are above a threshold; and
a second feedback loop coupled to the second node, the second feedback loop configured to provide a second charge at the second node to maintain the oscillating output signal, in which a voltage swing of the oscillating output signal is greater than ±Vb, and Vb is a breakdown voltage of the active components; and
an attenuator, coupled between the first node and the feedback generator, and coupled between the second node and the feedback generator, the attenuator configured to isolate the tank from the active components.

US Pat. No. 10,483,907

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DEVICE FOR A PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM

ArcelorMittal, Luxembour...

1. A building exterior cladding panel comprising:an upper transverse edge including an upper overlap area intended to be covered by an adjacent panel;
a lower transverse edge including a lower overlap area intended to overlap a further adjacent panel;
a central part connecting the upper and lower transverse edges, covered by at least one photovoltaic module including an electrical pole on a longitudinal extremity and a further electrical pole of reverse polarity on another longitudinal extremity;
a perforation located in the lower overlap area and traversed by an electrical cable connecting one of the two electrical poles of the photovoltaic module to an electrical plug located on a reverse side of the panel in the lower overlap area;
an opening located in the upper overlap area, into which is inserted an electrical junction box connected to the other of the two electrical poles of the photovoltaic module by an electrical cable, the electrical junction box comprising:
a base;
a lateral wall surrounding and extending perpendicular to the base, the lateral wall including, on an external surface, a peripheral shoulder intended to hold the electrical junction box in place in the opening;
a cable outlet, situated in a part of the junction box located above the peripheral shoulder to connect the electrical junction box to the other electrical pole of the photovoltaic module;
an internal cavity delimited by the base and the wall, including an electrical terminal with an axis perpendicular to the base, intended for the connection of an electrical plug located on a reverse side of the or the further adjacent exterior cladding panel;
a movable electrical switch connecting the electrical terminal to the cable outlet and located on the lateral wall of the junction box.

US Pat. No. 10,483,889

OPERATION OF A LOCAL ALTERNATING CURRENT NETWORK WITH A GENSET AND A UPS

PILLER GROUP GMBH, Oster...

1. A method of operating a local AC power grid comprising a genset which includes a combustion engine and a generator, and an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) which includes an energy storage, the method comprisingdefining a frequency of an AC voltage of the AC power grid present at the genset by means of the UPS;
altering the frequency of the AC voltage defined by means of the UPS in one direction away from a desired frequency, if a present power demand in the AC power grid increases beyond a present power supply in the AC power grid, and altering the frequency of the AC voltage defined by means of the UPS in the other direction away from the desired frequency, if the present power demand falls below the present power supply in the AC power grid;
with increasing power demand of the AC power grid, limiting an alteration of the frequency of the AC voltage defined by means of the UPS in the one direction to a maximum value in that missing power is temporarily fed out of the energy storage into the AC power grid;
keeping a shift of the frequency of the AC voltage defined by means of the UPS in the one direction away from the desired frequency until no more power flows out of the energy storage into the AC power grid; and
responding to deviations of the frequency of the AC voltage of the AC power grid from the desired frequency in one direction by an increase of a genset power supplied by means of the genset, and responding to deviations of the frequency of the AC voltage of the AC power grid from the desired frequency in the other direction by a reduction of the genset power supplied by means of the genset.

US Pat. No. 10,483,883

DRIVING CONTROL METHOD FOR BLDC MOTOR

COAVIS, Sejong-si (KR)

1. A driving control method of a BLDC (Brushless DC) motor, comprising:a step of initial driving command input, comprising initially inputting a driving command to the BLDC motor;
a step of first position alignment, comprising compulsively aligning a rotor of the BLDC motor at a predetermined position;
a step of forced driving, comprising compulsively driving the rotor of the BLDC motor compulsively aligned by accelerating the rotor of the BLDC motor;
a step of driving off, comprising inputting a stop command and blocking current to the BLDC motor; and
after the stop command, a step of second position alignment comprising compulsively aligning the rotor of the BLDC motor at the predetermined position of the step of the first position alignment again using residual current of a BLDC driver.

US Pat. No. 10,483,854

RESONANT POWER SUPPLY CONVERTER CIRCUIT AND METHOD THEREFOR

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A method of forming a resonant mode power supply control circuit comprising:configuring the resonant mode power supply control circuit to switchingly control a high-side transistor and a low-side transistor to regulate an output voltage delivered to a load wherein the high-side transistor and the low-side transistor both have a current conducting electrode coupled together at a half-bridge node wherein the half-bridge node is configured for coupling to an inductor;
configuring a switching control circuit to form one or more drive signals to switch the high-side transistor and the low-side transistor in a normal operating mode in response to a first value of the output voltage and to control the high-side and low-side transistors in a light-load operating mode in response to a second value of the output voltage wherein the first value is greater than the second value and wherein the switching control circuit forms the light-load operating mode to include one or more sequences of a drive interval wherein the one or more drive signals are formed to switch the high-side and low-side transistors, followed by an Off-interval wherein the high-side and low-side transistors are not switched;
configuring a light-load control circuit to generate a drive pattern having one or more pulse sets wherein each pulse set is formed to enable the low-side transistor for a substantially fixed time interval, subsequently enable the high-side transistor for a second time interval determined by the output voltage, and subsequently enable the low side transistor for a third time interval formed to be one of proportional to the second time interval or in response to a substantially zero value of a current sense signal; and
configuring the light-load control circuit to measure a duration of the drive interval and the Off-interval and to adjust a number of pulse sets in a subsequent drive pattern for a subsequent drive interval in response to the duration.

US Pat. No. 10,483,837

VARIABLE FREQUENCY MODULATION SCHEME BASED ON CURRENT-SENSING TECHNIQUES FOR SWITCHED-CAPACITOR DC-DC CONVERTERS

Renesas Electronics Ameri...

1. An apparatus for converting an input voltage at an input to an output voltage at an output, the apparatus comprising:a capacitor, wherein the capacitor is configured such that a charging and discharging of the capacitor transfers energy from the input to the output;
switches configured to control the charging and discharging of the capacitor;
a controller that controls a switching frequency of the switches based on a current associated with the transfer of energy from the input to the output; and
a lookup table coupled to the controller, wherein the controller is configured to set the switching frequency based on the current using one or more entries in the lookup table,
wherein the lookup table stores a plurality of different switching frequency values for a same given current value, and wherein the controller is configured to select a certain at least one of the plurality of different switching frequency values based on the current, and wherein the plurality of different switching frequency values for the same given current value correspond to a plurality of different performance metric values associated with the transfer of energy from the input to the output.

US Pat. No. 10,483,819

STATOR ASSEMBLY FOR MOTOR

Hanon Systems, Daejeon (...

1. A stator assembly for a motor comprising:a stator core having a plurality of teeth around each of which a stator coil is wound;
a first insulator coupled to one side of the stator core to provide insulation between one tooth and an adjacent tooth;
a second insulator coupled to the other side of the stator core to provide insulation between one tooth and an adjacent tooth; and
a three-phase terminal inserted between the stator core and the second insulator and protruded partially to the outside of the second insulator to be electrically connected to an inverter,
wherein the three-phase terminal has a form that one ring shape is divided into a plurality of parts, and
wherein each of the plurality of parts of the three-phase terminal comprises a plurality of streamlined terminal bodies, inverter connecting portions protruded to one side of the terminal bodies and inserted into an inverter housing, and a plurality of coil engaging portions formed to be spaced from the inverter connecting portions, and disposed not to overlap each other.

US Pat. No. 10,483,814

SYNCHRONOUS-GENERATOR POLE STACK

Wobben Properties GmbH, ...

1. A synchronous generator rotor pole pack, comprising:a plurality of pole shoes each comprising a plurality of pole pack segments, wherein each pole pack segment comprises a pole shank portion and a pole head portion, wherein the pole shank portions of the plurality of pole pack segments form a pole shank, wherein the pole head portions of the plurality of pole pack segments form a pole head having at least three pole head sections, wherein a front edge of each of the at least three pole head sections is arranged at an angle with respect to the pole shank, wherein a depth of the pole head portions of the plurality of pole pack segments are identical, wherein the pole head portions of the plurality of pole pack segments are offset with respect to adjacent pole head portions, wherein the segment in an area of the pole shank are not arranged offset with respect to each other, and wherein the pole shank is arranged as a straight continuous portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,789

METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR REGULATING VOLTAGE FLUCTUATIONS INDUCED BY AT LEAST ONE RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE

General Electric Technolo...

1. A method comprising:providing a renewable energy generation system;
providing a pilot node in an energy distribution network, wherein the pilot node is subject to departures from voltage limit values due to intermittency of operation of the renewable energy generation system;
providing an electrical energy storage unit in the energy distribution network;
connecting the renewable energy generation system to the pilot node, and operating the renewable energy system so as to induce an instantaneous voltage level at the pilot node and at a connection node that is in the energy distribution network and remote from the pilot node;
receiving a prediction of a mean voltage level induced at the pilot node by the renewable energy generation system over a time window;
controlling a charging power of the electrical energy storage unit over the time window so as to compensate for disturbances caused at the pilot node by variations in the instantaneous voltage level induced by the renewable energy generation system relative to the prediction of the mean voltage level over the time window;
wherein the controlling is effective to maintain a voltage level at the pilot node that is constant over the time window and corresponds to the prediction of the mean voltage level despite the variations of the instantaneous voltage caused by the renewable energy generation system.

US Pat. No. 10,483,771

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HYBRID ENERGY HARVESTING FOR TRANSACTION CARDS

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A transaction card, comprising:a data storage device configured to supply account information to a transaction card terminal;
a first rechargeable power source configured to receive charging energy from the transaction card terminal during a transaction using the card;
a second rechargeable power source configured to receive energy from only the first rechargeable power source; and
a power controller configured to:
determine whether the second rechargeable power source requires recharging;
control a flow of energy from the first rechargeable power source to the second rechargeable power source; and
determine, in response to a request associated with the transaction, whether the transaction card has sufficient power to complete the transaction prior to conducting the transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,483,745

METHODS OF MAKING MOISTURE-RESISTANT DOWNHOLE ELECTRICAL FEEDTHROUGHS

1. A method of forming a downhole electrical feedthrough package, the method comprising:combining at least two of the four components selected from Bi2O3, B2O3, MO, and optionally REO to form a glass mixture;
heating the glass mixture to approximately 650 to 1400 degrees Celsius;
quenching the heated glass mixture in de-ionized water bath to form glass frits;
sintering the glass frits with hollow cylinder shape and fitted into a conduit of a metal shell to form an electrical feedthrough assembly;
firing the electrical feedthrough assembly at first temperature (T1) for a first time period to form a dielectric seal and to provide a first thermal energy to the dielectric seal;
heating the electrical feedthrough assembly at second temperature (T2) for a second time period to provide a second thermal energy to the dielectric seal;
cooling the dielectric seal of the electrical feedthrough assembly to ambient temperature for a third time period; and
integrating two isolators into the conduit so that the dielectric seal is in contact with at least one of the isolators.

US Pat. No. 10,483,720

LASER DEVICE WITH A BEAM CARRYING CONTROLLED ORBITAL ANGULAR MOMENTUM

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER...

1. A laser device for generating a helical-shaped phase optical wave, the laser device comprising:a gain region located between one first end defined by a first mirror and a second end defined by an exit region;
a second mirror configured to form, with the first mirror, an optical cavity including the gain region and a gap between the exit region and the second mirror;
means for pumping the gain region so as to generate the optical wave;
at least one means for transverse filtering the optical wave configured for selecting at least one rotary-symmetrical transverse mode of the optical wave, said rotary-symmetrical transverse mode being chosen among those with a radial index equal to zero and with an azimuthal index being an integer with a module higher or equal to 1; and
the at least one means for transverse filtering the optical wave comprises the following functionalized areas:
a center-discoidal area providing high losses between a minimum phase shift value and a maximum phase shift value, and
a first annular area, located around the center-longitudinal axis and a second annular area located around the first annular area, wherein said first annular area and said second annular area each provide modal azimuthal graded phase shift; and
a functionalized absorbing area or pumping area, located on a peripheral region, which is outside of the first annular area.

US Pat. No. 10,483,700

ALL-IN-ONE ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR

ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC., ...

1. An all-in-one electrical receptacle connector comprising:an audio connector body comprising a tubular portion and a protruding block outwardly extending from one of two ends of the tubular portion, wherein an audio insertion groove and a connector insertion groove are on a surface of the protruding block, and the connector insertion groove is adjacent to the audio insertion groove; an audio fixation groove and a connector fixation groove are on the other end of the tubular portion, and the connector fixation groove is adjacent to the audio fixation groove; the audio fixation groove is in communication with the audio insertion groove, and the connector fixation groove is in communication with the connector insertion groove;
an audio connector component at the audio fixation groove;
an electrical connector at the connector fixation groove, wherein the electrical connector is a Micro USB electrical connector, a USB t e-C electrical connector, or a HDMI electrical connector;
a separation board, wherein the audio connector component and the electrical connector are on the separation board;
a printed circuit board stacked on the separation board; and
a flexible board stacked on the printed circuit board, wherein pins are extending from a bottom portion of the audio connector component and a bottom portion of the electrical connector, and through holes are on the separation board, the printed circuit board, and the flexible board for being inserted by and soldered with the pins.

US Pat. No. 10,483,699

RETRACTABLE CABLE AND CABLE REWIND SPOOL CONFIGURATION

HARMAN PROFESSIONAL, INC,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a cable spool; and
a drive adaptor configured to turn while a cable is unwound from the cable spool and to lock while the cable spool is rewound.

US Pat. No. 10,483,694

LOCK-IN SECURABLE ELECTRICAL PLUG ADAPTER AND METHOD OF USE

1. A power adapter comprising:an adapter body having a first surface and a second surface;
a female receptacle in the first surface of the adapter body comprising a pair of female power prong receptacles and a female ground prong receptacle;
male prongs extending from the second surface of the adapter body comprising a pair of male power prongs and a ground prong;
a pair of locking arms each ending in a respective first and second plug latch, said pair of locking arms located within said adapter body and configured to secure male prongs of a plug inserted into said pair of female power prong receptacles of said first surface of the adapter body by inserting said first and second plug latches into holes located within said male prongs of said plug; and
a button configured to selectively release said locking arms from said male prongs of said plug.

US Pat. No. 10,483,692

LEVERY-TYPE CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A lever-type connector, comprising:a housing having a support shaft projecting therefrom; and
a lever including a bearing to be supported on the housing by receiving the support shaft, an operating portion disposed to receive an applied force during a connecting operation, and a cam groove to be engaged with a cam follower of a mating housing and configured to assist connection of the housing and the mating housing by rotation about the bearing,
wherein:
an axial center of the cam follower engaged with the cam groove is offset toward the operating portion with respect to an axial center of the bearing in a direction perpendicular to a connecting direction of the housing and the mating housing;
the operating portion of the lever moves toward the mating housing as the lever is rotated from a partial locking position to a full locking position, and the housing and the mating housing are connected properly at the full locking position; and
the cam groove extends from a starting part where the cam groove is open on an outer peripheral edge of a cam portion of the lever to a final part, the final part of the cam groove and the operating portion of the lever being located on a same side of the lever with respect to the axial center of the bearing at least when the lever is at the partial locking position.

US Pat. No. 10,483,691

CARD HOLDER, INSERTING DEVICE AND TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A card holder, configured to install a data card, comprising:a card tray defining a card slot and a sliding groove in communication with the card slot, the card slot being configured to receive the data card;
a sliding block capable of linearly sliding along the sliding groove; and
an elastic element coupled to the sliding block, fixed to the card tray, and configured to press the sliding block to make the sliding block capable of abutting against the data card when the elastic element is in a deformation state.

US Pat. No. 10,483,679

COMBINATION RECEPTACLE

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A combination receptacle comprising:a first universal serial bus (USB) port having a first type;
a second USB port having a second type;
a shutter structured to have a first state to allow access to the first USB port and block access to the second USB port and a second state to block access to the first USB port and allow access to the second USB port;
circuitry structured to control and provide power to the first and second USB ports,
wherein the first USB port is a USB Type-C power delivery (PD) port and the second USB port is a USB Type-C non-PD port, and
wherein the circuitry is structured to provide a power profile including 5V, 9V, 12V, 15V, and 20V to the first USB port and to provide power at 5V to the second USB port.

US Pat. No. 10,483,657

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR ELECTRIC WIRE HAVING TERMINAL

Yazaki Corporation, Mina...

1. A manufacturing method for an electric wire having a terminal, comprising:a step of connecting a plurality of core wires by an ultrasonic connection process to form a connected core wire;
a step of arranging the connected core wire on a base bottom part of a terminal between a pair of crimping pieces extended from the base bottom part;
a step of setting the terminal on which the connected core wire is arranged on an anvil of a crimping apparatus so that the base bottom part is supported on a support surface of the anvil, under a crimper of the crimping apparatus; and
a step of crimping the terminal to the connected core wire by causing the anvil and the crimper to come close to each other and deforming the crimping pieces by an arch groove of the crimper until a space between the support surface and the arch groove defines a predetermined crimped shape,
wherein, in the step of connecting the plurality of core wires, the core wires are formed into the connected core wire having a cross-sectional rectangular shape having a width and a height in a plane orthogonal to an axis of the connected core wire, the width is not longer than a length obtained by subtracting two times a thickness of the terminal from a width of the arch groove in a state that the space defines the predetermined crimped shape,
wherein the height of the cross-sectional rectangular shape formed in the step of connecting the plurality of core wires is orthogonal to the width of the cross-sectional shape and is not shorter than a length obtained by subtracting two times the thickness of the terminal from a maximum distance between the support surface and circular arc surfaces of the arch groove in the state that the space defines the predetermined crimped shape,
wherein the arch groove has two circular arc surfaces which protrude to a direction which separates from the support surface, which extend in a length direction of the connected core wire, and which are aligned in a width direction, and
wherein, when a distance from an outer end of one of the two circular arc surfaces to an outer end of the other of the two circular arc surfaces in the width direction is a width of the arch groove, an inside distance between the pair of crimping pieces extending in a vertical direction before the step of crimping is larger than a value obtained by subtracting two times the thickness of the terminal from the width of the arch groove.

US Pat. No. 10,483,639

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA ASSEMBLY THEREOF

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A communication device, comprising:a metal rim;
a device metal member, disposed in the metal rim; and
an antenna assembly, comprising:
an insulating substrate, disposed between the device metal member and the metal rim;
two electrical coupling portions, disposed at two opposite ends of the insulating substrate and electrically coupled to the device metal member and the metal rim, a sealed slot section is enclosed by the two electrical coupling portions, the device metal member, and the metal rim;
a feeding part, disposed on the insulating substrate and electrically coupled to the metal rim, so as to divide the sealed slot section into a first slot section and a second slot section whose length is less than that of the first slot section, the feeding part is configured to activate resonance modes of the first slot section in a first frequency band and a second frequency band and activate a resonance mode of the second slot section in a third frequency band; and
a feeding signal source, disposed on the insulating substrate, located between the feeding part and the device metal member, and electrically coupled to the feeding part and the device metal member.

US Pat. No. 10,483,636

ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE SHIELD BOX

ANRITSU CORPORATION, Kan...

1. An electromagnetic wave shield box including a casing body portion in which a device under test having an antenna on one surface and performs communication using a radio signal in a millimeter wave band is able to be installed, and a coupling antenna having a flat antenna surface and spatially coupled to the antenna, in the casing body portion, the electromagnetic wave shield box shielding penetration of electromagnetic waves from the outside, the electromagnetic wave shield box comprising:a coupling antenna holding portion that arranges a plurality of the coupling antennas annularly so that the antenna surfaces are directed to a center side of a ring and holds the coupling antennas;
a fixing portion that fixes the coupling antenna holding portion to a bottom surface of the casing body portion; and
a device-under-test holding portion that horizontally holds the device under test so that the one surface is directed to the coupling antenna, at a position spaced from the coupling antenna above the coupling antenna,
wherein the coupling antenna holding portion holds each coupling antenna in a posture in which the coupling antennas are inclined in the same way by a first angle with respect to a horizontal surface so that the coupling antennas are able to radiate radio waves to the device under test at the respective upper positions, a bottom angle of an isosceles triangle is set to the first angle, the ring is set to a bottom surface, a segment connecting an apex of a cone extending in the horizontal surface to a center of the coupling antenna is set to a rotation axis, and each coupling antenna is rotated by a second angle.

US Pat. No. 10,483,632

DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AND/OR RECEIVING RADIOFREQUENCY SIGNALS

INSIGHT SIP, Grasse (FR)...

1. An apparatus for transmitting and/or receiving radiofrequency signals comprising at least a broadband antenna and a substrate; the antenna comprising at least a first radiating surface and being superimposed on the ground plane, the ground plane being located on a first face of the substrate, at least a side tongue of a power supply and at least a side wall connected to at least the first radiating surface, wherein:the antenna comprises at least a second radiating surface excitable by coupling with the first radiating surface,
the side wall is connected to a coupling trace located on a second face of the substrate, the second face opposite to the first face of the substrate, and the side wall and the coupling trace being configured to act as a capacitive coupling between at least the first radiating surface, the second radiating surface and the ground plane, and
wherein the coupling trace is configured to form a coupling capacitor whose value is ?S/e where ? is the dielectric constant of the dielectric material constituting the substrate. S is the surface of the coupling trace and e is the thickness between the coupling trace located on the second face of the substrate and the ground plane located on the first face of the substrate, and
wherein the first face of the substrate is a lower surface of the substrate and the second surface of the substrate is a surface of the substrate above the first face.

US Pat. No. 10,483,610

WAVEGUIDE MOUNT FOR MICROSTRIP CIRCUIT AND MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION

United States of America ...

1. A superconducting film device comprising:a superconducting microstrip device including:
a silicon substrate disposed on a silicon handling wafer;
a microstrip feed line; and
a plurality of superconducting microstrip resonators and a half-wavelength resonator, disposed on said silicon substrate and coupled to said microstrip feed line;
wherein said silicon substrate is a single-crystal silicon substrate of 50 ?m in thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,483,597

FIBER-CONTAINING MATS WITH ADDITIVES FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE OF LEAD ACID BATTERIES

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. A fiber-containing mat for a lead acid battery, the mat comprising:a plurality of fibers;
a binder holding the plurality of fibers together in the fiber-containing mat; and
one or more additives incorporated into the fiber-containing mat, wherein the one or more additives comprise benzyl benzoate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,596

SECONDARY BATTERY WITH HYDROXIDE-ION-CONDUCTING CERAMIC SEPARATOR

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. A secondary battery comprising:a positive electrode;
a negative electrode;
an alkaline electrolytic solution;
a ceramic separator that is composed of a hydroxide-ion-conductive inorganic solid electrolyte comprising a layered double hydroxide and separates the positive electrode from the negative electrode;
a porous substrate disposed on at least one surface of the ceramic separator; and
a container accommodating at least the negative electrode and the alkaline electrolytic solution,
wherein the inorganic solid electrolyte is in the form of a membrane or layer densified enough to have water impermeability, and the porous substrate has a thickness of 100 to 1,800 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,483,582

SEMI-SOLID ELECTRODES HAVING HIGH RATE CAPABILITY

24M Technologies, Inc., ...

1. An electrochemical cell, comprising:an anode; and
a cathode;
wherein at least one of the anode and the cathode is a slurry electrode that includes about 35% to about 75% by volume of an active material and a conductive carbon in an electrolyte,
wherein the electrochemical cell has an area specific capacity of at least 7 mAh/cm2 at a C-rate of C/4, and
wherein the electrolyte is a liquid at room temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,483,579

SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A solid oxide fuel cell comprising:a metal support which is formed from a porous metal substrate and which supports a power generation cell, wherein
the metal support includes a power generating area in which the power generation cell is disposed, a buffer area which is formed on an outer side of the power generating area in an in-plane direction, and an outer peripheral area which is formed on an outer side of the buffer area in the in-plane direction, the metal support is located on the anode side of the power generation cell, a separator is located on the anode side of the power generation cell such that a void region is formed between the separator and the buffer area of the metal support,
the power generation cell is formed as a stacked body of an anode electrode, a solid oxide electrolyte, and a cathode electrode, and
a pore in the metal support in the buffer area is filled with a filler material with a thermal conductivity lower than that of a formation material of the metal support.

US Pat. No. 10,483,577

COMPOSITE POLYMER ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE, AND CATALYST-COATED MEMBRANE, MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY, AND POLYMER ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELL USING THE COMPOSITE POLYMER ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE

Toray Industries, Inc., ...

1. A composite polymer electrolyte membrane comprising:a composite layer of an aromatic hydrocarbon-based polymer electrolyte and a fluorine-containing polymer porous membrane, wherein
a ratio (O/F ratio) of an atomic composition percentage of oxygen O (at %) to an atomic composition percentage of fluorine F (at %) on an outermost surface of the fluorine-containing polymer porous membrane as measured by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is 0.20 or more to 2.0 or less, and
the aromatic hydrocarbon-based polymer electrolyte in the composite layer forms a phase separation structure.

US Pat. No. 10,483,570

FUEL CELL AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A fuel cell, comprising:a stack comprising:
an electrolyte membrane;
a fuel electrode that is disposed on a first side of the electrolyte membrane, the fuel electrode comprising a first fuel port and a second fuel port that are communicative with each other via a fuel flow path; and
an air electrode disposed on a second side, opposite the first side, of the electrolyte membrane, and comprising a first air port and a second air port that are communicative with each other via an air flow path;
a first fuel feeder communicative with the first fuel port;
a second fuel feeder communicative with the second fuel port;
a first air feeder communicative with the first air port;
a second air feeder communicative with the second air port;
a fuel switching unit provided between the first fuel feeder and the second fuel feeder and configured to switch a fuel supply direction to a first direction from the first fuel feeder to the second fuel feeder, or reversely to a second direction from the second fuel feeder to the first fuel feeder; and
an air switching unit provided between the first air feeder and the second air feeder and configured to switch an air supply direction to a third direction from the first air feeder to the second air feeder, or reversely to a fourth direction from the second air feeder to the first air feeder,
wherein the first fuel port of the stack is connected to a first end of a first fuel pipe, and the second fuel port of the stack is connected to a first end of a second fuel pipe,
wherein a first fuel switching valve is provided on a second end of the first fuel pipe and a first fuel supply pipe and a second fuel discharge pipe are connected to the first fuel switching valve,
wherein a second fuel switching valve is provided on a second end of the second fuel pipe and a second fuel supply pipe and a first fuel discharge pipe are connected to the second fuel switching valve,
wherein the first fuel supply pipe and the second fuel supply pipe are connected to a fuel supply valve that is configured to selectively direct a fuel supply direction,
wherein the first fuel discharge pipe and the second fuel discharge pipe are connected to a fuel discharge valve that is configured to selectively direct a fuel discharge direction,
wherein the fuel supply valve and the fuel discharge valve are configured to be jointly controlled,
wherein the first air port of the stack is connected to a first end of a first air pipe, and the second air port of the stack is connected to a first end of a second air pipe,
wherein a first air switching valve is provided on a second end of the first air pipe, and a first air supply pipe and a second air discharge pipe are connected to the first air switching valve,
wherein a second air switching valve is provided on a second end of the second air pipe, and a second air supply pipe and a first air discharge pipe are connected to the second air switching valve,
wherein the first air supply pipe and the second air supply pipe are connected to an air supply valve that is configured to selectively direct an air supply direction,
wherein the first air discharge pipe and the second air discharge pipe are connected to an air discharge valve that is configured to selectively direct an air discharge direction, and
wherein the air supply valve and the air discharge valve are configured to be jointly controlled.

US Pat. No. 10,483,552

CATALYST COMPRISING COBALT CORE AND CARBON SHELL FOR ALKALINE OXYGEN REDUCTION AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. A method for preparing a catalyst, consisting of:(a) preparing a dispersion by dispersing a carbon support in a solvent;
(b) preparing a mixture solution by mixing the dispersion with a cobalt precursor and oleylamine;
(c) preparing a catalyst precursor by heat-treating the mixture solution at a low temperature of 250-350° C. under an inert gas atmosphere, wherein an oleylamine-coated cobalt oxide nanoparticle is supported on the carbon support in the catalyst precursor; and
(d) preparing a catalyst by heat-treating the catalyst precursor at a high temperature of 550-800° C. under the inert gas atmosphere, wherein the catalyst contains the carbon support and a core-shell nanoparticle supported on the carbon support,
wherein the core of the core-shell nanoparticle is cobalt metal without having the heterogeneous element and the shell of the core-shell contains carbon.

US Pat. No. 10,483,518

SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING PULL TAB PROTRUDING FROM BOTTOM

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A secondary battery, comprising:a battery cell;
a protection circuit module electrically connected to the battery cell;
a top case covering the protection circuit module;
a bottom case covering a bottom surface of the battery cell, the bottom case including a penetration groove located at a center of a bottom surface of the bottom case, and
a pull tab that includes a first region of the pull tab that protrudes to an outside of the bottom case, a second region of the pull tab inside the bottom case, the second region of the pull tab being between a first region of an upper surface of a bottom portion of the bottom case and the bottom surface of the battery cell, and a third region of the pull tab that passes through the penetration groove, the third region of the pull tab being between the first region of the pull tab and the second region of the pull tab.

US Pat. No. 10,483,496

ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICES WITH IMPROVED OPTICAL OUT-COUPLING EFFICIENCIES

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An organic electroluminescent device, comprising:an optically reflective concave structure, comprising:
a first optically reflective surface; and
a second optically reflective surface, intersecting said first optically reflective surface at an obtuse angle;
a first light propagation layer in direct contact with said first optically reflective surface and said second optically reflective surface, comprising:
a first refractive surface, parallel to and separated from said first optically reflective surface;
a second refractive surface, parallel to and separated from said second optically reflective surface; and
an electroluminescent area, disposed entirely within said first light propagation layer, between said first optically reflective surface and said first refractive surface, without directly contacting any of said first optically reflective surface, said second optically reflective surface, said first refractive surface and said second refractive surface; and
a second light propagation layer, disposed on the first light propagation layer, wherein said second light propagation layer has a greater refractive index than said electroluminescent area minus 0.2.

US Pat. No. 10,483,486

FRAME SEALING GLUE, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A frame sealing glue, comprising:a frame sealing glue body having an inner layer portion and an outer layer portion; and
an intermediate film layer disposed between the inner layer portion and the outer layer portion;
wherein a plurality of enclosed spaces are formed by the intermediate film layer and the inner layer portion or the outer layer portion of the frame sealing glue body,
wherein the intermediate film layer comprises a wave-shaped curved line having a plurality of semicircular curved line portions, the wave-shaped curved line forming a discontinuous curved line such that the intermediate film layer is disconnected at a corner of an enclosed frame formed by the frame sealing glue,
wherein a peak and a valley of the wave-shaped curved line intersect with the inner layer portion and the outer layer portion of the frame sealing glue body, respectively, or with the outer layer portion and the inner layer portion of the frame sealing glue body, respectively,
wherein each of the inner layer portion and the outer layer portion is a continuous closed line, and
wherein the intermediate film layer is made of different material from the frame sealing glue body.

US Pat. No. 10,483,474

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE WITH ELECTRON BLOCKING LAYER AND TRAPPING LAYER AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY USING THE SAME

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

8. An organic light-emitting display, comprising:a substrate comprising a plurality of subpixels;
a thin-film transistor in each subpixel over the substrate; and
an organic light-emitting element at each sub-pixel, the organic light-emitting element comprising:
an anode;
a hole transport layer over the anode;
an electron blocking layer over the hole transport layer;
an organic emitting layer contacting the electron blocking layer;
an electron transport layer contacting the organic emitting layer;
a cathode over the electron transport layer; and
a trapping layer between the hole transport layer and the electron blocking layer,
wherein each thin-film transistor is connected to one of: the anode and the cathode, and
wherein a LUMO energy level of the trapping layer differs from a HOMO energy level of the electron blocking layer within a range of 1 eV,
wherein the LUMO energy level of the trapping layer differs from a HOMO energy level of the hole transport layer within a range of 1 eV, and
wherein the LUMO energy level of the trapping layer is between the HOMO energy level of the hole transport layer and the electron blocking layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,464

RESISTIVE SWITCHING MEMORY DEVICE

UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC, C...

1. A resistive switching device comprisinga nanocomposite comprising a polymer with a metal oxide infiltrated throughout the polymer;
an inert electrode and;
an active electrode, wherein the inert electrode and the active electrode are separated by the nanocomposite, and the active electrode has an area of 1,000 ?m2 to 20,000 ?m2.

US Pat. No. 10,483,462

FORMATION OF STRUCTURALLY ROBUST NANOSCALE AG-BASED CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE

Crossbar, Inc., Santa Cl...

1. A selector device, comprising:a first metal containing layer wherein the first metal containing layer is configured to provide a first plurality of metal particles;
a second metal containing layer wherein the second metal containing layer is configured to provide a second plurality of metal particles; and
a selector material layer disposed between and in contact to the first metal containing layer and the second metal containing layer, wherein the selector material layer comprises a plurality of defect regions configured to receive the first plurality of metal particles and form a first conductive filament through the selector material layer in response to a first polarity stimulus applied to the selector device, and to receive the second plurality of metal particles and form a second conductive filament through the selector material layer in response to a second polarity stimulus applied to the selector device, wherein the first metal containing layer includes an alloy of silver.

US Pat. No. 10,483,443

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Toshiba Hokuto Electronic...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a first light transmissive supportive substrate that comprises a first light transmissive insulator and a first conductive circuitry layer provided on a surface of the first light transmissive insulator;
a second light transmissive supportive substrate which comprises a second light transmissive insulator, and which is disposed so as to have a predetermined gap from the first light transmissive supportive substrate;
a light emitting diode which comprises a light emitting diode main body, and first and second electrodes, the first electrode electrically connecting the light emitting diode main body to the first conductive circuitry layer via a first conductive bump, the light emitting diode is between the first light transmissive supportive substrate and the second light transmissive supportive substrate; and
a third light transmissive insulator formed in a space between the first light transmissive supportive substrate and the second light transmissive supportive substrate,
wherein the first light transmissive supportive substrate, the second light transmissive supportive substrate and the third light transmissive insulator have flexibility,
a height of the first conductive bump is a height at which the first electrode or a semiconductor layer of the light emitting diode main body does not contact the first conductive circuitry layer when the light emitting device is bent with a radius of 50 mm, and the height of the first conductive bump is in the range of from 5 ?m to 50 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,483,437

DISPLAY DEVICE

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Chu...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel comprising:
a first substrate having a first surface; and
a second substrate disposed on the first surface;
a third substrate such that the second substrate is disposed between the first substrate and the third substrate, wherein the third substrate has a second surface facing the first surface;
an adhesion element disposed on the first surface and adjacent to the second substrate, wherein the adhesion element has a first through hole; and
a filler disposed in the first through hole and in contact with the first surface and the second surface;
wherein the first through hole of the adhesion element has an area defined as a first area, the filler has a region in contact with the second surface, an area of the region is defined as a second area, and a ratio of the first area to the second area ranges from 0.5 to 0.99.

US Pat. No. 10,483,436

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Innolux Corporation, Mia...

1. A manufacturing method of a display apparatus, comprising:forming a light-emitting diode body on a substrate, wherein a method of forming the light-emitting diode body comprises:
forming a first conductivity type semiconductor material layer, an active material layer, and a second conductivity type semiconductor material layer on the substrate in order;
forming a first patterned photoresist layer on the second conductivity type semiconductor material layer, wherein the first patterned photoresist layer is formed by a half tone process;
performing a reflow process on the first patterned photoresist layer; and
removing a portion of the first conductivity type semiconductor material layer, a portion of the active material layer, and a portion of the second conductivity type semiconductor material layer using the reflowed first patterned photoresist layer as a mask to form a first conductivity type semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a second conductivity type semiconductor layer; and
forming a reflective structure on a sidewall of the light-emitting diode body, wherein a method of forming the reflective structure comprises:
forming a first material layer and a second material layer on the light-emitting diode body in order;
performing a first etching process on the second material layer using a second patterned photoresist layer as a mask; and
performing a second etching process on the first material layer using the second patterned photoresist layer as a mask.

US Pat. No. 10,483,413

PHOTOELECTRIC MODULE AND OPTICAL DEVICE

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A photoelectric module, comprising:an optical device including an optical function element array made of a first base material, and a plurality of light emitting/receiving elements made of a second base material,
wherein the optical function element array includes an optical substrate and a plurality of optical function elements, the optical substrate having a first surface and a second surface, and the optical function elements being integrated with the optical substrate and being arranged one-dimensionally or two-dimensionally, and
the light emitting/receiving elements and their respective optical function elements face each other with the optical substrate in between to be located on a same axis in a direction perpendicular to the optical substrate, and the light emitting/receiving elements are disposed on the second surface with a space in between while being separated in units of a smaller number than array number in the optical function element array; and
a plurality of front end circuits, wherein wiring lengths between the light emitting/receiving elements and their respective front end circuits are substantially equal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,388

NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR EPITAXIAL SUBSTRATE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SCIOCS COMPANY LlMITED, ...

1. A nitride semiconductor epitaxial substrate, comprising:a substrate;
a first nitride semiconductor layer formed on the substrate, as an electron transit layer in which two-dimensional electron gas exists; and
a second nitride semiconductor layer formed on the first nitride semiconductor layer, as an electron supply layer,
wherein in the whole second nitride semiconductor layer, a hydrogen concentration is higher than a hydrogen concentration of the first nitride semiconductor layer and a difference of the hydrogen concentration of the second nitride semiconductor layer from the hydrogen concentration of the first nitride semiconductor layer is 2×1018 cm?3 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,483,386

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, TRANSISTOR HAVING DOPED SEED LAYER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a single layer substrate having a substrate lattice structure, wherein the substrate comprises p-type dopants;
an AlN seed layer above and in direct contact with the substrate, the AlN seed layer comprising an AlN first seed sublayer having a first lattice structure and an AlN second seed sublayer having a second lattice structure, the second lattice structure being different than the first lattice structure, wherein a portion of the AlN seed layer closest to the substrate comprises carbon dopants and has a different lattice structure from the substrate lattice structure, and wherein the second seed sublayer is formed at a temperature ranging from about 1000° C. to about 1300° C.;
a channel layer over the AlN seed layer;
an active layer over the channel layer, wherein the active layer has a band gap discontinuity with the channel layer; and
a graded layer in direct contact with the AlN seed layer with the channel layer comprising a single material layer in direct contact with the graded layer, wherein the graded layer comprises:
a first graded sublayer including AlxGa1-xN, where x ranges from 0.7 to 0.9;
a second graded sublayer on the first graded sublayer, the second graded sublayer including AlxGa1-yN, where y ranges from 0.4 to 0.6; and
a third graded sublayer on the second graded sublayer, the third graded sublayer including AlzGa1-zN, where z ranges from 0.15 to 0.3.

US Pat. No. 10,483,373

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a first insulating interlayer on a substrate;
a second insulating interlayer on the first insulating interlayer;
a gate structure extending through the first insulating interlayer and the second insulating interlayer on the substrate, a lower portion of the gate structure having a constant first width, and an upper portion of the gate structure having a second width that is greater than the first width and that gradually increases from a bottom toward a top thereof; and
a spacer structure on a sidewall of the gate structure, a width of an upper portion of the spacer structure being less than a width of a lower portion of the spacer structure.

US Pat. No. 10,483,365

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first conductor, the first conductor being a first ring-shaped conductor;
an oxide semiconductor comprising a region extending through an inside of a ring of the first conductor;
a first insulator between the first conductor and the oxide semiconductor;
a second insulator between the first conductor and the first insulator; and
a second conductor inside the ring of the first conductor,
wherein the second conductor is inside the second insulator,
wherein the second conductor is configured to be in a floating state,
wherein an inner surface and an outer surface of the second conductor are in contact with the second insulator, and
wherein the inner surface of the second conductor faces to the first insulator.

US Pat. No. 10,483,359

METHOD OF FABRICATING A POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Infineon Technologies Ame...

1. A method of fabricating a power semiconductor device, said method comprising:forming a gate trench in a semiconductor substrate, said gate trench including a gate electrode; and
forming a field plate trench structure in said substrate separate from said gate trench, wherein forming said field plate trench structure comprises:
forming an upper trench situated over a lower trench in said substrate, said upper trench being wider than said lower trench and extending deeper into said substrate than said gate trench, a width of said lower trench being greater than one half a width of said upper trench;
forming a trench dielectric in said lower trench and on sidewalls of said upper trench, said trench dielectric filling completely said lower trench; and
forming a field plate electrode within said trench dielectric;
wherein said trench dielectric is formed such that a bottom thickness of said trench dielectric is greater than a sidewall thickness of said trench dielectric on said sidewalls of said upper trench.

US Pat. No. 10,483,309

IMAGE SENSORS WITH MULTIPART DIFFRACTIVE LENSES

SEMIDUCTOR COMPONENTS IND...

1. An image sensor comprising a plurality of imaging pixels, wherein each imaging pixel of the plurality of imaging pixels comprises:a photodiode; and
a diffractive lens formed over the photodiode,
wherein the diffractive lens has an edge portion with a first refractive index and a center portion with a second refractive index that is different than the first refractive index and wherein the edge portion is adjacent a solid material with a third refractive index that is different than the first and second refractive indices.

US Pat. No. 10,483,308

REDUCING THICKNESS OF MODULE IN SOLID STATE IMAGING DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A camera module, comprising:a metal plate;
an image sensor on the metal plate;
a wiring substrate on the metal plate, wherein
the wiring substrate includes a plurality of wiring layers,
the wiring substrate comprises one of a ceramic material or organic material,
the metal plate comprises copper,
the metal plate has no wiring layer of the plurality of wiring layers,
the wiring substrate is in contact with the metal plate,
the wiring substrate extends entirely over a first region of the metal plate that surrounds a second region of the metal plate,
the image sensor is on the second region,
the image sensor is electrically connected to the wiring substrate,
the wiring substrate includes a first edge and a second edge, and
the wiring substrate is on the metal plate such that a width between the first edge and the second edge of the wiring substrate is equal to a width of the metal plate in a sectional view; and
a lens unit on the wiring substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,300

OPTICALLY RESTORABLE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME, AND FLASH MEMORY DEVICE USING THE SAME

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An optically restorable semiconductor device comprising:a gate electrode;
a gate insulation film on the gate electrode;
a photo-responsive semiconductor film on the gate insulation film;
an interface charge part disposed adjacent to an interface between the photo-responsive semiconductor film and the gate insulation film; and
a plasma treatment area provided on the gate insulation film,
wherein the interface charge part comprises charge traps,
wherein the interface charge part and the photo-responsive semiconductor film directly contact each other, and
wherein the plasma treatment area directly contacts the interface charge layer and comprises deep traps.

US Pat. No. 10,483,283

FLASH MEMORY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURE THEREOF

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A method for manufacturing a flash memory device, comprising:providing a substrate;
forming a plurality of sacrificial layers and a plurality of interval insulation layers on the substrate, with the sacrificial layers and the interval insulation layers stacking over each other alternately;
forming a through-hole by etching the sacrificial layers and the interval insulation layers until an upper surface of the substrate is exposed;
forming a channel structure in the through-hole, wherein the channel structure comprises, sequentially from inner to outer of the channel structure, a channel layer, a tunnel insulation layer wrapped around the channel layer, a charge capture layer wrapped around the tunnel insulation layer, and a blocking layer wrapped around the charge capture layer, wherein the channel layer comprises a first component substantially perpendicular to the upper surface of the substrate and a second component on the first component;
forming a plurality of interval cavities by removing the sacrificial layers;
forming a plurality of gate structures in the interval cavities, with a topmost gate structure wrapped around the second component of the channel layer; and
forming a channel contact component contacting the second component of the channel layer, wherein the channel contact component and the second component of the channel layer form a Schottky contact.

US Pat. No. 10,483,282

VNAND TENSILE THICK TEOS OXIDE

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method for processing a substrate, comprising:positioning a substrate having a gate stack deposited thereon, the gate stack comprising a plurality of first layers and a plurality of second layers disposed alternatingly in a vertical arrangement perpendicular to a top surface of the substrate;
forming a first oxide layer on exposed surfaces of the gate stack using a first RF power and a first process gas comprising a TEOS gas and a first oxygen-containing gas;
after the first oxide layer has reached a predetermined thickness, ramping up the first RF power while continuing the flow of the TEOS gas and the first oxygen-containing gas to form an initiation layer of oxide over the first oxide layer;
after the initiation layer has reached a predetermined thickness, increasing the RF power used to form the initiation layer and turning off the flow of the TEOS gas to form a transition layer of oxide on the initiation layer; and
forming a second oxide layer over the transition layer using a second RF power that is different from the first RF power and a second process gas comprising a silane gas and a second oxygen-containing gas.

US Pat. No. 10,483,258

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND METHODS TO ENHANCE ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD) ROBUSTNESS, LATCH-UP, AND HOT CARRIER IMMUNITY

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIEN...

2. A semiconductor device comprising at least one ESD protection device and at least one functional device, wherein the at least one ESD protection device comprises one or more fins having a selective epitaxial growth before a silicidation, and wherein the at least one functional device comprises one or more fins fully silicided, without an epitaxial growth.

US Pat. No. 10,483,235

STACKED ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

WINBOND ELECTRONICS CORP....

1. A method for fabricating a stacked electronic device, comprising:providing a first substrate, wherein the first substrate comprises a wafer, a chip, or a combination thereof;
performing a first three-dimensional (3D) printing to form a first insulating layer and a plurality of first redistribution layers (RDLs) on the first substrate, wherein the plurality of first RDLs is embedded in the first insulating layer and is electrically connected to contacts of the first substrate;
performing a second 3D printing to form a second substrate, a plurality of through-substrate vias (TSVs) and insulating spacers on the first insulating layer simultaneously and respectively by at least three print heads, wherein the plurality of TSVs pass through the second substrate and are electrically connected to the plurality of first RDLs, and the insulating spacers electrically isolate the second substrate from the plurality of TSVs;
performing a third 3D printing to form a second insulating layer and a plurality of second RDLs on the second substrate, wherein the plurality of second RDLs is embedded in the second insulating layer and electrically connected to the plurality of TSVs; and
bonding a plurality of contacts of a third substrate to the plurality of second RDLs, so that the third substrate is mounted onto the second insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,219

ARRAY SUBSTRATE WITH STATIC CHARGE RELEASING PATTERN AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An array substrate, comprising a metal pattern and an electrically conductive pattern formed sequentially on a base substrate, the electrically conductive pattern being insulated from the metal pattern, wherein the array substrate further comprises:a static charge releasing pattern formed in a same layer as the electrically conductive pattern and formed by a same material as the electrically conductive pattern,
wherein the static charge releasing pattern is insulated from the electrically conductive pattern and electrically connected with the metal pattern, and
wherein the metal pattern is a signal line, the signal line being continuous and comprising an input end and an output end, and the static charge releasing pattern comprises:
a first static charge releasing pattern portion arranged in a crimping region of the array substrate and connected with the input end of the signal line; and
a second static charge releasing pattern portion arranged in a display region of the array substrate and connected with the output end of the signal line.

US Pat. No. 10,483,205

CONTACT USING MULTILAYER LINER

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:patterning an opening within a substrate of a multi-layer integrated circuit device, said substrate comprising silicon;
performing a cleaning process of the opening;
forming a lower blocking layer within the opening, and the lower blocking layer contacts a surface of the opening, wherein the cleaning process leaves oxygen and fluorine particles within an area of the substrate adjacent the lower blocking layer;
forming a middle liner layer within the opening, and the middle liner layer contacts the lower blocking layer and comprises an oxide;
forming an upper blocking layer within the opening, and the upper blocking layer contacts the middle liner layer, and the middle liner layer is formed to be between the lower blocking layer and the upper blocking layer; and
forming a conductor layer within the opening, and the conductor layer contacts the upper blocking layer and comprises a conductive contact within the multi-layer integrated circuit device.

US Pat. No. 10,483,190

THERMAL CONDUCTION STRUCTRURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TAIWAN MICROLOOPS CORP., ...

1. A thermal conduction structure, comprising:a vapor chamber, including an upper casing, a lower casing sealed and engaged with the upper casing, and a cavity formed between the lower casing and the upper casing, and the upper casing having at least one through hole communicated with the cavity, and a first capillary tissue being disposed on the internal surface of the upper casing, and the first capillary tissue being a braided metal mesh having at least one penetrating hole formed thereon and configured to be corresponsive to the at least one through hole, and a plurality of dividing lines formed around an outer periphery of the at least one penetrating hole;
at least one heat pipe, including a tube and a second capillary tissue, the tube having an open end and a closed end, and the second capillary tissue being coated on an inner surface of the tube without filling the tube, and further extended out from the tube to define an exposed section; after the at least one heat pipe being passed through and coupled to the at least one through hole, the exposed section being passed through the at least one penetrating hole to force the first capillary tissue around the periphery of the at least one penetrating hole to bend and deform to be against the exposed section; and
a working fluid, filled in the cavity;
wherein an inner surface of the lower casing has a third capillary tissue disposed thereon, the exposed section is inserted into the cavity without contacting the third capillary tissue; and
wherein a bottom surface of the tube at the open end is coplanar with an inner side of a top surface of the upper casing, so the tube is not inserted inside the vapor chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,483,187

HEAT SPREADING DEVICE AND METHOD

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:placing a die stack on a front side of a device wafer;
forming conductive connectors on a back side of the device wafer;
singulating the device wafer to form an integrated circuit die, the die stack disposed on the integrated circuit die;
placing the integrated circuit die on a carrier substrate;
bonding a front side of a dummy wafer to the integrated circuit die, the die stack disposed in a recess in the front side of the dummy wafer;
debonding the integrated circuit die from the carrier substrate; and
singulating the dummy wafer to form a dummy semiconductor feature, the dummy semiconductor feature laterally surrounding the die stack, the dummy semiconductor feature electrically isolated from the die stack and the integrated circuit die.

US Pat. No. 10,483,180

PROCESS FOR THE WAFER-SCALE FABRICATION OF HERMETIC ELECTRONIC MODULES

1. An electronic module comprising:a multilayer PCB circuit that comprises:
on one face, electrical connection balls for external electrical connection of the electronic module; and
a hermetically protective electrically insulating inorganic inner layer;
an electrically insulating or conductive inorganic hermetic protection layer;
one or more electronic components that are electrically connected to the PCB circuit; and
six faces with the electrically insulating or conductive inorganic hermetic protection layer entirely covering the five faces other than that formed by the PCB circuit, wherein
the hermetically protective electrically insulating inorganic inner layer is in direct contact with the electrically insulating or conductive inorganic hermetic protection layer so as to form a continuous hermetical joint around the one or more electronic components.

US Pat. No. 10,483,154

FRONT-END-OF-LINE DEVICE STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FORMING SUCH A FRONT-END-OF-LINE DEVICE STRUCTURE

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

14. A method, comprising:etching a first trench into a semiconductor substrate;
consecutively forming first and second insulating liners in said first trench;
forming a first insulating filling material on said first and second insulating liners in said first trench;
performing a recessing process after said first insulating filling material is formed, wherein an upper portion of said first insulating filling material is removed and an upper portion of said second insulating liner is exposed;
performing a pullback etching process, wherein said exposed upper portion of said second insulating liner material is removed and an upper surface portion of said first insulating liner is exposed; and
filling said first trench with a second insulating filling material, wherein said exposed upper surface portion of said first insulating liner is directly contacted by said second insulating filing material.

US Pat. No. 10,483,112

METAL GATE STACK HAVING TAALCN LAYER

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method comprising:forming a gate stack over a substrate by:
depositing a gate dielectric layer over the substrate;
depositing a multi-function layer over the gate dielectric layer, wherein the depositing the multi-function layer includes depositing a first metal nitride material with a first nitrogen (N) concentration to form a first sub-layer of the multi-function layer over the gate dielectric layer and depositing a second metal nitride material with a second N concentration to form a second sub-layer of the multi-function layer over the first sub-layer, wherein the first N concentration is greater than the second N concentration; and
depositing a work function layer over the multi-function layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,111

METAL-METAL DIRECT BONDING METHOD

1. A method for assembling a first substrate and a second substrate by a metal-metal direct bonding, comprising:providing a first layer of a metal at a surface of the first substrate and a second layer of said metal at a surface of the second substrate, the first and second metal layers having a tensile stress comprised between 30% and 100% of the tensile yield strength of said metal thereby forming a first tensile stressed metal layer at the surface of the first substrate and a second tensile stressed metal layer at the surface of the second substrate;
bonding the first substrate with the second substrates at a bonding interface by directly contacting the first and second tensile stressed metal layers;
after said bonding, subjecting first and second substrates to a stabilization annealing at a temperature lower than or equal to a temperature threshold, wherein the temperature threshold is such that the first and second tensile stressed metal layers are plastically compressively deformed above the temperature threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,483,109

SELF-ALIGNED SPACER FORMATION

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A substrate processing method, comprising:forming a sacrificial film over a substrate;
creating a pattern in the sacrificial film;
conformally depositing a first spacer layer over the patterned sacrificial film;
removing horizontal portions of the first spacer layer while substantially leaving vertical portions of the first spacer layer; and
thereafter, performing a gas phase exposure, thereby selectively depositing a second spacer layer on the first spacer layer and not on the patterned sacrificial film, wherein the first spacer layer comprises a metal-containing layer that catalyzes the selective deposition of the second spacer layer on the first spacer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,084

OBJECT PREPARATION DEVICE AND PARTICLE BEAM DEVICE HAVING AN OBJECT PREPARATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE PARTICLE BEAM DEVICE

Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmb...

1. A particle beam apparatus for analyzing and/or for processing an object, comprising:at least one beam generator for generating a particle beam comprising charged primary particles;
an optical axis;
at least one objective lens for focusing the particle beam onto the object, wherein interaction particles and/or interaction radiation arise/arises during an interaction of the particle beam with the object;
at least one detector for detecting the interaction particles and/or the interaction radiation; and
at least one object preparation device for preparing an object in the particle beam apparatus, the at least one object preparation device having:
at least one object receptacle device for receiving the object,
at least one cutting device, and
at least one cutting bevel for cutting the object, wherein the cutting bevel is arranged at the cutting device,
wherein:
the cutting bevel lies in a cutting plane,
an axis of rotation lies in the cutting plane, and
the cutting bevel is embodied to be rotatable about the axis of rotation in such a way that the cutting plane is aligned perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the optical axis of the particle beam apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,483,079

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING RADIATION WINDOW AND A RADIATION WINDOW

HS FOILS OY, Espoo (FI)

1. A method for manufacturing a radiation window for an X-ray measurement apparatus, comprising:producing an etch stop layer on a polished surface of a carrier,
using a thin film deposition technique to produce a first boron carbide layer on an opposite side of said etch stop layer than said carrier,
soldering the combined structure comprising said carrier, said etch stop layer, and said first boron carbide layer to a region around an opening in a support structure with said first boron carbide layer facing said support structure,
etching away the middle area of said carrier forming an additional support structure, and
after etching away the middle area of said carrier, producing a second boron carbide layer as an additional layer on the exposed etch stop layer on an opposite side of the etch stop layer than said first boron carbide layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,074

PRINTED ACTIVE DEVICE WITH A 3D THERMIONIC ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATION...

1. A 3D printed apparatus comprising a 3D printed thermionic electronic component integral with a fabric of the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,483,067

OVERLOAD PROTECTION DEVICE FOR COMPRESSOR MOTOR

MICRO CONTACT SOLUTION CO...

1. An overload protection device for a compressor motor, the overload protection device comprising:a base formed of an insulative material and comprising an inner space;
a conductive terminal comprising an input terminal, an output terminal, and an intermediate terminal;
an overload protection means placed in the inner space of the base; and
a cover configured to cover the base,
wherein the input terminal and the output terminal are at least partially embedded in the base and at least partially exposed inside the inner space, and
the intermediate terminal is placed between the input terminal and the output terminal, the intermediate terminal being at least partially embedded in the base and at least partially exposed inside the inner space,
wherein the overload protection means comprises:
a resistance heating element capable of conducting electricity and having a predetermined electrical resistance value;
a movable arm comprising a material having electrical conductivity and elastic resilience, the movable arm being placed above the resistance heating element and having a predetermined length, the movable arm extending in a length direction thereof; and
a bimetal placed between the resistance heating element and the movable arm, the bimetal deforming in shape at a predetermined operating temperature and returning to an original shape thereof at a predetermined return temperature,
wherein the resistance heating element is electrically connected to the output terminal at one end thereof and electrically connected to the intermediate terminal at the other end thereof, the resistance heating element generating heat when conducting electricity,
wherein a lengthwise end of the movable arm forms a fixed contact that is fixed to and electrically connected to the intermediate terminal, and the other lengthwise end of the movable arm forms a movable contact configured to make contact with the input terminal and vary in position, such that the movable arm electrically connects the input terminal and the intermediate terminal,
wherein electrical connection between the movable contact and the input terminal is broken and made in such a manner that when the bimetal deforms in shape at a temperature equal to or higher than the operating temperature, the movable contact is spaced apart from the input terminal, and when the bimetal returns to the original shape thereof at a temperature equal to or lower than the return temperature, the movable contact and the input terminal come into contact with each other;
wherein the bimetal comprises a first bimetal and a second bimetal placed on the first bimetal,
wherein the first bimetal is shaped like a disc curved downward in a concave dish shape and deforms and snaps at a first operating temperature in an upwardly protruding curved shape,
wherein the second bimetal has a downwardly curved concave dish shape and deforms and snaps at a second operating temperature in an upwardly protruding curved shape,
wherein the second operating temperature is higher than the first operating temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,483,052

METHOD FOR CLEANING ELECTRICAL CONTACTS OF AN ELECTRICAL SWITCHING DEVICE AND MOTOR VEHICLE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A method for cleaning electrical contacts of an electrical switching device, said method comprising:displacing a first electrical contact element and a second electrical contact element of an electrical contact relative to each other so that the first electrical contact element and the second electrical contact element are in a closed position; and
when the first and second electrical contact elements are in the closed position, applying an electrical waveform using a control device so that the first contact element and the second contact element are excited to undergo a mechanical vibration relative to each other without leaving the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,483,025

SUPERCONDUCTIVE COIL MODULE INCLUDING A SHAKING COIL

Korea University Research...

1. A superconductive coil module comprising:a superconductive coil including a bobbin having a cylindrical shape, and a superconductive wire member of superconductive property, surrounding an outer circumferential surface of the bobbin, the superconductive coil being configured to generate a magnetic field along a radial direction in case of a charging event;
a shaking coil being disposed adjacent to the superconductive wire member, and being configured to generate an alternating magnetic field to decrease a magnitude of a screening current induced magnetic field formed in the superconductive wire member; and
a spacer being interposed between the superconductive wire member and the shaking coil, and being configured to prevent an electrical short between the superconductive member and the shaking coil.

US Pat. No. 10,483,016

CABLE, ELECTRIC POWER STEERING DEVICE USING THE CABLE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE CABLE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A cable comprising:a center member,
a plurality of conductive wires each of which has a perimeter disposition part disposed around the center member and an extension part integrally formed with the perimeter disposition part so as to extend from the perimeter disposition part,
a sheath that covers the center member and the perimeter disposition part,
a thermally shrinkable tube that surrounds an end portion of the sheath and a part of the extension part, and
an adhesive melted or softened by heat disposed inside the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,482,984

RAMP DOWN SENSING BETWEEN PROGRAM VOLTAGE AND VERIFY VOLTAGE IN MEMORY DEVICE

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a set of memory cells connected to a selected word line;
a voltage driver configured to, in a program operation, apply a program voltage to the selected word line followed by ramping down a voltage of the selected word line; and
sense circuits configured to perform repeated sensing of the set of memory cells during the ramping down of the voltage of the selected word line.

US Pat. No. 10,482,972

MEMORY AS A PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC DEVICE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A memory, comprising:a data line;
a plurality of strings of series-connected memory cells selectively connected to the data line;
a plurality of first access lines, wherein, for each first access line of the plurality of first access lines, that first access line is coupled to a control gate of a respective memory cell of each string of series-connected memory cells of the plurality of strings of series-connected memory cells; and
a plurality of second access lines, wherein, for each second access line of the plurality of second access lines, that second access line is coupled to a control gate of a respective memory cell of a respective string of series-connected memory cells of the plurality of strings of series-connected memory cells.

US Pat. No. 10,482,944

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:an initial buffer signal generation circuit configured to include an initial buffer circuit which is activated if an initialization operation terminates and configured to generate an initial buffer signal from an external control signal in response to a first reference voltage signal; and
a buffer signal generation circuit configured to include a buffer circuit which is activated in response to the initial buffer signal and configured to generate a buffer signal from the external control signal in response to a second reference voltage signal;
wherein the initial buffer signal has a first logic level if the external control signal has a level which is greater than or equal to a level of the first reference voltage signal, and wherein the initial buffer signal has a second logic level if the external control signal has a level which is less than the level of the first reference voltage signal.

US Pat. No. 10,482,942

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SYSTEM

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first buffer configured to buffer a first input signal and a second input signal to generate a first data strobe buffering signal and a first data strobe bar buffering signal;
a second buffer configured to generate a second data strobe buffering signal based on the first input signal and a reference voltage;
a divider circuit configured to divide the second data strobe buffering signal to generate a divided signal and a divided bar signal; and
an internal signal generation circuit configured to generate a first data latch timing signal, a second data latch timing signal, a third data latch timing signal and a fourth data latch timing signal having different phases based on the first data strobe buffering signal, the first data strobe bar buffering signal, the divided signal and the divided bar signal.

US Pat. No. 10,482,919

WRITE MANAGEMENT OF PHYSICALLY COUPLED STORAGE AREAS

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:transmitting read/write characteristics of a logical block address space, the read/write characteristics including coupling information characterizing a physical arrangement of data blocks associated with different logical zones in the logical block address space; and
executing a write command instructing a data write to a target logical zone of the logical zones, the write command generated based on the transmitted coupling information.

US Pat. No. 10,482,915

MAGNETIC TAPE DEVICE AND MAGNETIC REPRODUCING METHOD EMPLOYING TMR HEAD AND MAGNETIC TAPE HAVING CHARACTERIZED MAGNETIC LAYER

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A magnetic tape device comprising:a magnetic tape; and
a reproducing head,
wherein the reproducing head is a magnetic head including a tunnel magnetoresistance effect type element as a reproducing element,
the magnetic tape includes a non-magnetic support, and a magnetic layer including ferromagnetic powder, a binding agent, and fatty acid ester on the non-magnetic support,
a full width at half maximum of spacing distribution measured by optical interferometry regarding a surface of the magnetic layer before performing a vacuum heating with respect to the magnetic tape is greater than 0 nm and equal to or smaller than 7.0 nm,
a full width at half maximum of spacing distribution measured by optical interferometry regarding the surface of the magnetic layer after performing the vacuum heating with respect to the magnetic tape is greater than 0 nm and equal to or smaller than 7.0 nm, and
a difference (Safter?Sbefore) between a spacing Safter measured by optical interferometry regarding the surface of the magnetic layer after performing the vacuum heating with respect to the magnetic tape and a spacing Sbefore measured by optical interferometry regarding the surface of the magnetic layer before performing the vacuum heating with respect to the magnetic tape is greater than 0 nm and equal to or smaller than 9.0 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,482,911

MULTIPLE-ACTUATOR DRIVE THAT PROVIDES DUPLICATION USING MULTIPLE VOLUMES

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A data storage drive comprising:interface circuitry configured to communicate with:
first and second actuators enclosed within the drive that operate independently; and
first and second read/write heads enclosed within the drive and respectively moved over one or more disks by the first and second actuators, the one or more disks driven by a single spindle motor enclosed within the drive; and
a controller coupled to the interface circuitry and operable to:
form a first drive volume of the one or more disks that is read from and written to by the first read/write head;
form a second drive volume of the one or more disks that that is read from and written to by the second read/write head, the second volume duplicating data of the first drive volume; and
perform background validation operations on the second drive volume and not the first drive volume.

US Pat. No. 10,482,907

METHODS OF PROTECTING WRITE POLE FROM CORROSION IN HAMR HEAD

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) head for writing to a HAMR medium, comprising:a near field transducer (NFT) comprising an end proximal to an air bearing surface (ABS) and configured to direct light from a laser to a region on the HAMR medium; and
a write pole configured to write to the region on the HAMR medium and comprising a bottom surface proximal to the ABS, a first side proximal to the NFT and a second side opposite the first side;
wherein the write pole comprises a recessed part extending from a portion of the bottom surface along a portion of the first side;
wherein the portion of the bottom surface has a length less than a total length of the bottom surface and the portion of the first side has a height less than a total length of the first side;
wherein the recessed part is embedded in the write pole.

US Pat. No. 10,482,883

CONTEXT-SENSITIVE DYNAMIC UPDATE OF VOICE TO TEXT MODEL IN A VOICE-ENABLED ELECTRONIC DEVICE

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a voice input with a voice-enabled electronic device, the voice input including an original request that includes first and second portions, the second portion including a first context sensitive entity among a plurality of context sensitive entities that are associated with a context sensitive parameter and that potentially may be spoken in the voice input; and
in the voice-enabled electronic device, and responsive to receiving the first portion of the voice input:
performing local processing of the first portion of the voice input;
determining during the local processing that the first portion is associated with the context sensitive parameter; and
in response to determining that the first portion is associated with the context sensitive parameter, and prior to performing local processing of the second portion of the voice input including the first context sensitive entity:
dynamically updating a local voice to text model, used by the voice-enabled electronic device, to augment the local voice to text model based on the context sensitive entities associated with the context sensitive parameter, wherein dynamically updating the local voice to text model facilitates recognition of the first context sensitive entity in performing local processing of the second portion of the voice input.

US Pat. No. 10,482,855

HI-HAT CYMBAL SOUND GENERATION APPARATUS, HI-HAT CYMBAL SOUND GENERATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

KORG INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A hi-hat cymbal sound generation apparatus that generates a sound of hi-hat cymbals based on information on an operation to a top pad, which corresponds to a top cymbal, and a bottom pad, which corresponds to a bottom cymbal, the top pad and the bottom pad being attached to a hi-hat stand with a pedal,wherein a distance between the top pad and the bottom pad is changeable by an operation of the pedal,
state information is information that indicates which of a predetermined number of states a state is, the state being determined by the distance between the top pad and the bottom pad,
of the states, a state in which the top pad and the bottom pad are closest to each other is designated as a close state, and
the hi-hat cymbal sound generation apparatus comprises:
an input that acquires at least the state information and vibration information, which is information on a vibration of the top pad;
a recorder that records data on a foot close sound that corresponds to a sound in the close state generated by the top cymbal and the bottom cymbal coming into contact with each other in response to an operation of the pedal, data on a foot open sound that corresponds to a sound in a state other than the close state generated by the top cymbal and the bottom cymbal coming into contact with each other in response to an operation of the pedal, and data on a predetermined number of hit sounds, which correspond to sounds generated by hitting in the states indicated by the state information;
a trigger that checks whether the vibration indicated by the vibration information falls within a predetermined range in which a sound generation procedure is to be started, and starts sound generation procedures for at least all the hit sounds when the trigger determines that the vibration falls within the range in which a sound generation procedure is to be started; and
a sound volume controller that generates an output signal by controlling a sound volume of each sound whose sound generation procedure is being performed based on the current state information and information on a change of the distance between the top pad and the bottom pad.

US Pat. No. 10,482,845

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a sensor configured to detect a movement of the electronic apparatus;
a communicator comprising communication circuitry configured to wirelessly communicate with one or more external apparatuses;
a signal processor configured to process data; and
a controller configured to:
detect one of the electronic apparatus and the external apparatus which move close to each other within a preset distance,
based on a first movement of the electronic apparatus moving close to the external apparatus, designate the communicator as a transmitter for transmitting data and designate the external apparatus as a receiver for receiving the data from the transmitter,
based on a second movement of the electronic apparatus detected by the sensor and the communicator being designated as the transmitter, control the communicator to transmit the data corresponding to the detected second movement to the external electronic apparatus as the receiver, and
based on a third movement of the external apparatus moving close to the electronic apparatus instead of the first movement of electronic apparatus, designate the external apparatus as a transmitter for transmitting data and designate the communicator as a receiver for receiving the data from the transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,482,841

OPERATOR CONTROL DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE BY USING AN OPERATOR CONTROL DEVICE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. An operator control device for a motor vehicle, comprising:a touch-sensitive display apparatus;
a hand rest, provided in a region of the touch-sensitive display apparatus, adjustable between a first position and a second position; and
a controller configured:
to activate a first display region of the touch-sensitive display apparatus and a manual driving mode of the motor vehicle, when the hand rest is in the first position, and
to activate a second display region of the touch-sensitive display apparatus and an autopilot function of the motor vehicle, when the hand rest is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,482,832

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND A METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

19. A display apparatus comprising:a display panel configured to display an image, and comprising a gate line and a data line;
a gate driving part configured to output a gate signal to the gate line;
a data driving part configured to output a data signal to the data line; and
a timing controlling part,
wherein the timing controlling part comprises:
a pattern detecting part configured to receive first image data, detect patterns in the first image data, and output pattern detection data;
a lookup table configured to store parameters corresponding to a plurality of display areas in the display panel; and
a micro controlling part configured to receive the first image data, generate second image data and transition time control data using the first image data, the pattern detection data, and the lookup table, and output the second image data and the transition time control data to the data driving part, and
wherein the transition time control data is used to control a transition time and a slew of the data signal.

US Pat. No. 10,482,812

LIGHT-EMITTING CONTROL SIGNAL GENERATION CIRCUIT, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELE...

1. A light-emitting control signal generation circuit, comprising:a first control module;
an interlocking stabilization module;
a second control module; and
an output module, wherein:
the first control module is configured to control a potential of a first node, under a control of an effective pulse signal inputted by a signal input terminal, a first clock signal inputted by a first clock signal terminal and a second clock signal inputted by a second clock signal terminal,
the second control module is configured to control a potential of a second node, under a control of the first clock signal inputted by the first clock signal terminal, the second clock signal inputted by the second clock signal terminal, a first voltage signal inputted by a first voltage signal terminal, a second voltage signal inputted by a second voltage signal terminal and the potential of the first node,
the interlocking stabilization module is configured to stably control a potential of a third node, under a control of the second voltage signal inputted by the second voltage signal terminal, and
the output module is configured to transmit the first voltage signal inputted by the first voltage signal terminal to a signal output terminal under a control of the potential of the first node and the potential of the third node, and to transmit the second voltage signal inputted by the second voltage signal terminal to the signal output terminal under a control of the potential of the second node.

US Pat. No. 10,482,794

SELF-LAMINATING ROTATING CABLE MARKER LABEL WITH BREAKAWAY PORTION

Panduit Corp., Tinley Pa...

1. A self-laminating cable marker comprising:a first portion with at least part of an underside of the first portion having adhesive configured to adhere the first portion to a cable;
a second portion adjacent to the first portion, the second portion having an adhesive free underside wherein a lateral width of the second portion is wider than a lateral width of the first portion;
a third portion adjacent to the second portion, at least part of an underside of the third portion having adhesive such that the underside of the third portion can adhere to a top side of the second portion when the self-laminating cable marker is wrapped around the cable; and
a separable boundary between the first portion and the second portion configured such that when the underside of the first portion is adhered to the cable and then the cable marker is wrapped around the cable such that the underside of the third portion is adhered to the second portion, separating the second portion from the first portion allows the cable marker to rotate relative to the cable.

US Pat. No. 10,482,788

WELDING TORCH FOR A WELDING TRAINING SYSTEM

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A weld training system comprising:a computer configured to execute weld training software; and
a welding torch comprising:
a user interface configured to receive an input from a welding operator; and
a communication interface configured to provide data representative of the input to the computer;
wherein the computer is configured to receive the data representative of the input from the communication interface of the welding torch, and to operate the weld training software based on the input.

US Pat. No. 10,482,784

NATURAL ORIENTATION INDUCTION TOOL APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. An apparatus to relieve symptoms of disorientation of a subject, the apparatus comprising:transducers positioned symmetrically and remotely with respect to the head of a subject;
a controller operably connected to cause the transducers to oscillate at a frequency corresponding to an audible tone occurring with a uniform periodicity, together selected to orient the subject;
a securement providing intimate mechanical contact of the transducers with the skin to move the skin with the transducers; and
the controller, programmed to remedy consequences of disorientation by maintaining the frequency and periodicity for a duration selected to abate the consequences.

US Pat. No. 10,482,755

TEMPORARY SECURITY BYPASS METHOD AND APPARATUS

ECOLINK INTELLIGENT TECHN...

1. A method performed by a barrier alarm in communication with a central controller, comprising:receiving a first signal, by a processor within the barrier alarm from a user interface on the barrier alarm, to disarm the barrier alarm;
transmitting, by the processor via a transmitter coupled to the processor, an indication to the central controller, the indication instructing the central controller to enter a bypass mode relating to the barrier alarm;
receiving a second signal, by the processor, to exit the bypass mode;
transmitting, by the processor via the transmitter, a second indication to the central controller, the second indication instructing the central controller to exit the bypass mode relating to the barrier alarm.

US Pat. No. 10,482,750

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING LABEL POSITIONS

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A label position monitoring system, the system comprising:a shelving unit disposed in a facility having a shelf with a front face;
a plurality of electrically conductive wires extending along the front face of the shelf;
a set of labels configured to be disposed along the front face of the shelf, each of the labels having a front surface that includes a machine-readable element and a back surface upon which one of a plurality of passive conductive patterns is disposed, each one of the plurality of passive conductive patterns on the back surface of each of the labels has an impedance and is configured to electrically couple to at least one of the plurality of conductive wires to generate different circuits with different effective impedances, where the different circuits and the effective impedances change based on a number of labels coupled to the plurality of conductive wires;
a controller electrically coupled to the plurality of electrically conductive wires, the controller being configured to:
transmit an electrical pulse through a generated one of the different circuits; and
determine, based on a response of the electrical pulse to the change in effective impedances of the generated one of the different circuits, at least one of (i) an identity of each label mounted to the front face, (ii) at least one of the labels from the set has been mounted at an incorrect location on the front face of the shelf, or (iii) at least one of the labels is missing from the front face of the shelf.

US Pat. No. 10,482,749

CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC DEVICE ALERTS BY OPERATING HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY

Universal Entertainment C...

1. An immersive head-mounted display (IHMD) system comprising:a control device, communicatively coupled to one or more electronic appliances, and operable to receive data indicative of alert data generated by the one or more electronic appliances and cause a display device of an IHMD to pause rendering of primary content and display one or more user interface elements for presenting or ignoring alert content when the control device determines an alarm level of the alert data is high, according to a predetermined alarm level that is user defined, and to continue rendering the primary content and display the one or more user interface elements for presenting or ignoring the alert content when the control device determines the alarm level is low according to the predetermined alarm level; and
the IHMD, communicatively coupled to the control device, the IHMD comprising:
a hardware data receiving component operable to receive the data indicative of alert data;
a processing unit having one or more hardware processors communicatively coupled to the hardware data receiving component; and
the display device, coupled to the processing unit, the display device operable to generate a graphical user interface featuring the primary content and the one or more user interface elements for presenting or ignoring the alert content and to pause rendering of the primary content upon receipt of an input for presenting the alert content, wherein the alert content identifies the one or more electronic appliances that generated the alert data and information describing the alert data.

US Pat. No. 10,482,748

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING LIVESTOCK

TIONESTA, LLC, Austin, T...

1. A system for monitoring livestock in a ranching environment, the system comprising:a two-tier access point comprising a first tier broadband communication interface and a second tier narrowband communication interface, and configured to:
receive, using the second tier narrowband communication interface and using an Internet of Things (IoT) protocol, monitoring data from tag sensors that are attached to animals and configured to collect the monitoring data from the animals; and
transmit, using the first tier broadband communication interface, the received monitoring data to a hub/cloud platform that provides a user interface enabling a user to monitor the livestock,
wherein the IoT protocol comprises a repeating pattern of superframes, each superframe comprising a plurality of frames, wherein the repeating pattern of superframes governs wireless data communication between the two-tier access point and the tag sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,482,741

MULTI-FRAME DISPLAY FOR A FIRE PROTECTION AND SECURITY MONITORING SYSTEM

1. A monitoring system for a facility, comprising:a monitoring station, wherein the monitoring station includes an administrative mode and multiple user modes, the administrative mode providing more functionality than the user modes;
a plurality of monitoring devices positioned throughout the facility, each of the plurality of monitoring devices coupled with the monitoring station and operable in a plurality of different states, each state associated with a particular display characteristic independent of the mode from the monitoring station;
a database accessible by the monitoring station and comprising a plurality of records for each of the plurality of monitoring devices; and
a display coupled with the monitoring system, wherein the monitoring station is configured to generate a configuration viewable on the display having a plurality of frames including a device frame, a layout frame, and at least one of an instruction frame, a thumbnail frame and a banner frame, each frame displaying information from the plurality of records simultaneously, wherein change of information in the device frame automatically alters information related to the plurality of monitoring devices in the layout frame, wherein the configuration allows selection of a device within the device frame and wherein the layout frame is automatically updated with an indication of a physical location of the device in relation to other devices and within the facility based on the selection and wherein the layout frame and the at least one of the instruction frame, the thumbnail frame and the banner frame is automatically updated with the particular display characteristic based on a change in the state of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,482,737

PARCEL THEFT DETERRENCE FOR A/V RECORDING AND COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for an audio/video recording and communication device (A/V device), the A/V device including a processor and a motion detector having motion detection rules, the method comprising:receiving, by the processor from a client device associated with the A/V device, parcel monitoring rules for monitoring a parcel in a field of view of the motion detector, wherein the parcel monitoring rules include a parcel boundary defining a location within the field of view of the motion detector for monitoring the parcel within the parcel boundary, and a monitoring action to be executed in response to the parcel being moved from within the parcel boundary;
updating, by the processor based on the parcel monitoring rules, the motion detection rules to create updated motion detection rules;
detecting, by the motion detector based on the updated motion detection rules, that the parcel has been moved from within the parcel boundary; and
executing, by the processor in response to the detecting that the parcel has been moved from within the parcel boundary and based on the updated motion detection rules, the monitoring action.

US Pat. No. 10,482,731

NOTIFICATION SYSTEM WITH HAPTIC FEEDBACK GARMENT AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

1. A garment comprising:a receiver, configured to receive a plurality of coded commands from a notification generator that is separate from the garment;
at least one haptic feedback generator that delivers haptic feedback to a user while wearing the garment during travel by the user; and
at least one sensor that registers a motion made by the user;
wherein an input analyzer is configured to analyze input data corresponding to of the user of the garment to identify at least one event of interest, occurring during the travel of the user;
wherein the notification generator is configured to determine a first notification to be sent to the user in response to the at least one event of interest determined by the input analyzer, and wherein the haptic feedback to the user includes first haptic feedback that indicates the first notification;
wherein the motion registered by the at least one sensor comprises at least one gesture made by the user while wearing the garment, for wireless transmission to the notification generator, wherein the motion corresponds to one of a plurality of requests; and
wherein the notification generator is further configured to determine a second notification to be sent to the user in response to the one of the plurality of requests, and wherein the haptic feedback to the user includes second haptic feedback that indicates the second notification.

US Pat. No. 10,482,708

GAME APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION ABOUT A GAME

CFPH, LLC, New York, NY ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a computing device; and
a non-transitory medium having stored thereon a plurality of instructions that when executed by the computing device cause the computing device to:
determine a first location of a wireless device;
determine that a first set of activities including gambling activity and another activity is allowed in the first location;
enable the wireless device to engage in the first set of activities in response to the determination that the wireless device is in the first location and the determination that the first set of activities is allowed in the first location;
adjust at least one set of funds associated with the wireless device based on gambling activity performed with the wireless device;
receive an indication of a request for at least one of a food item, a drink item, or a physical product from the wireless device at the first location;
determine that the wireless device has moved to a second location;
determine that a second set of activities including gambling activity is allowed in the second location, in which the another activity is not in the second set of activities;
enable the wireless device to engage in the second set of activities and prevent the wireless device from engaging in the another activity, in response to the determination that the wireless device is in the second location and the determination that the second set of activities is allowed in the second location;
in response to determining that the wireless device has moved to the second location, facilitate delivery of the at least one of the food item, the drink item, or the physical product to a user of the wireless device at the second location;
adjust the at least one set of funds associated with the wireless device based on the delivery to the user, in which adjusting the at least one set of funds based on the delivery and based on gambling activity includes adjusting a single fund of the at least one set of funds;
determine that the wireless device has moved to a third location;
determine that gambling is not allowed in the third location; and
prevent the wireless device from engaging in gambling in response to the determination that the wireless device is in the third location and the determination that gambling is not allowed in the third location.

US Pat. No. 10,482,704

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING CONSUMABLE LIQUIDS

Elkay Manufacturing Compa...

1. A networked system for supporting coordinated management of liquid dispenser infrastructure, the system comprising:a networked administrative server including a database component and an application component;
a plurality of registered liquid dispenser stations, wherein each one of the registered dispenser stations comprises:
a filler including a filler outlet for delivering a liquid;
a sensor assembly configured to provide an electronic signal indicative of object presence proximate the filler outlet;
a network communications interface; and
a controller configured with a processor and a computer readable medium including computer executable instructions for carrying out a set of liquid dispenser station management operations,
wherein the plurality of liquid dispenser stations are configured to communicate with the networked administrative server to provide operational information accumulated by the controller operating in a local supervisory role within the liquid dispenser station, and
wherein the networked administrative server is configured to act upon received operational information received from the liquid dispenser stations by executing administrative tasks including:
storing the received operational information, and
issuing electronic messages relating to management of the liquid dispenser stations to configured message destination accounts for the registered liquid dispenser stations.

US Pat. No. 10,482,693

PORTABLE ACCESS CONTROL

Palantir Technologies Inc...

1. A system comprising:a memory; and
at least one hardware processor coupled to the memory and comprising instructions that causes the system to perform operations comprising:
causing display of a graphical user interface that comprises a presentation of a plurality of user attributes;
receiving a definition of an access status, the definition of the access status comprising a selection of at least a user attribute from among the presentation of the plurality of user attributes;
assigning the user attribute to the access status in response to the receiving the selection of the user attribute;
receiving, at the access control system, an access request that includes a user identifier;
retrieving a set of user attributes associated with the user identifier in response to the receiving the access request;
identifying the user attribute from the definition of the access status among the set of user attributes; and
presenting an indication of the access status at a client device in response to the identifying the user attribute from the definition of the access status among the set of user attributes.

US Pat. No. 10,482,681

RECOGNITION-BASED OBJECT SEGMENTATION OF A 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A processor-implemented method for 3-Dimensional (3D) segmentation of objects, the method comprising:receiving, by a processor, a plurality of 3D image frames of a scene, wherein each of the 3D image frames is associated with a pose of a depth camera that generated the 3D image frames;
detecting, by the processor, an object in each of the 3D image frames based on object recognition;
associating, by the processor, a label with the detected object, the label generated from the object recognition;
calculating, by the processor, a 2-Dimensional (2D) bounding box containing the detected object, and a 3D location of the center of the 2D bounding box;
matching, by the processor, the detected object to an existing object boundary set created from a previously received 3D image frame, the matching based on the label and the 3D location of the center of the 2D bounding box; and
in response to a failure of the matching, creating, by the processor, a new object boundary set associated with the detected object.

US Pat. No. 10,482,672

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING IMAGE DATA IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a communication circuit configured to communicate by using a plurality of communication connections;
a display device;
a memory storing program instructions; and
a processor electrically connected with the communication circuit and the memory, wherein the program instructions are executable by the processor to enable the processor to:
in response to determining that a user's field of view corresponds to a first field of view, receive from an external electronic device first data of a first quality, and second data of a second quality which is different from the first quality, wherein the first data corresponds to the first field of view,
control the display device to display the first data and the second data, the first data corresponding to a first field of view of a user,
in response to determining that the user's field of view is changed to a second field of view, control the communication circuit to transmit information indicating the second field of view to the external electronic device,
receive third data of the second quality corresponding to the first field of view and fourth data of the first quality corresponding to the second field of view from the external electronic device, and
control the display device to display the fourth data corresponding to the second field of view,
wherein the instructions are further executable by the processor to receive the first data and the third data through a first communication connection and the second data and the fourth data through a second communication connection, and
wherein the first communication connection has a higher communication quality than the second communication connection.

US Pat. No. 10,482,660

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO INTEGRATE CONTENT IN REAL TIME INTO A DYNAMIC REAL-TIME 3-DIMENSIONAL SCENE

Vixi, Inc., Culver City,...

1. A system to integrate content in real-time into a dynamic 3-dimensional (3D) scene comprising:an external server including
a content management system to search text displayed in social media posts on at least one social media server using a search parameter and to select a subset of social media posts, wherein the search parameter is a keyword, a hashtag, or location, wherein each of the social media posts in the subset includes a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) to media contents included in the social media posts, the media contents include text or two-dimensional (2D) image, and
a server storage to store the social media posts in the subset;
at least one device, wherein each of the at least one device includes
a content integrating engine including a content retriever, a plurality of 3D scene component processors, and a scene manager,
the content integrating engine to generate the 3D grid background, wherein to generate the 3D grid background includes:
the content retriever to establish a direct connection to the external server, and to retrieve media contents included in the social media posts in the subset stored in the server storage, and
the plurality of 3D scene component processors, including a first 3D scene component processor and a second 3D scene component processor, to map the media contents to the plurality of tiles, respectively, and to cause the plurality of 3D tiles that include the media contents to be displayed on at least a front face of the 3D tiles, wherein the first 3D scene component processor processes the display setting change, wherein the second 3D scene component processor processes media contents, and
the scene manager to signal to at least one of: (i) the content retriever to retrieve the media contents, (ii) the first 3D scene component processor to process the display setting change, or (iii) the second 3D scene component processor to process the media contents, and
the content integrating engine to cause a select 3D tile of the plurality of 3D tiles to be animated within a 3D environment from a start position to an end position, wherein to cause the select 3D tile to be animated includes: to increase a size of the select 3D tile, and to perform changes to x, y, and z coordinates of the select 3D tile and performing rotational changes to the select 3D tile, wherein the start position of the select 3D tile is within the 3D grid background and the end position of the select 3D tile is above the 3D grid on a z-axis; and
at least one display device to display the select 3D tile being animated within the 3D environment.

US Pat. No. 10,482,656

3D FACE MODELING METHODS AND APPARATUSES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A three-dimensional (3D) face modeling method, comprising:generating a personalized 3D face model using a two-dimensional (2D) input image and a generic 3D face model;
obtaining a depth image and a texture image using the personalized 3D face model;
determining a patch region of the depth image and a patch region of the texture image; and
adjusting a shape of the personalized 3D face model based on a relationship between the patch region of the depth image and the patch region of the texture image,
wherein the obtaining includes,
obtaining the depth image by projecting, onto a 2D plane, a depth value of the personalized 3D face model, and
obtaining the texture image by projecting, onto a 2D plane, a 3D texture face model generated by mapping a texture of the 2D input image to the personalized 3D face model,
wherein the adjusting includes,
determining a projection location at which a current vertex of the personalized 3D face model is projected to the patch region of the depth image;
determining a point in the patch region of the texture image corresponding to the projection location,
determining 3D coordinates of the point based on a depth corresponding to the projection location and a normal direction corresponding to the patch region of the texture image, and
adjusting the shape of the personalized 3D face model based on the determined 3D coordinates of the point.

US Pat. No. 10,482,655

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A TILE-BASED DIGITAL ELEVATION MODEL

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

1. A method for providing a digital elevation model comprising:processing, by a processor, map elevation data to create a hierarchical resolution tile representation of the digital elevation model for a geographic area,
wherein the hierarchical resolution tile representation includes a plurality of resolution levels, each of the plurality of levels representing the digital elevation model at a different resolution,
wherein the digital elevation model includes a plurality of control points, each of the plurality of control points being associated with an elevation data point determined from the map elevation data;
for a tile at one level of the plurality of resolution levels, creating a local digital elevation model by projecting the map elevation data for the tile to a tangent plane comprising a plurality of elevation data points;
computing a probability map for the plurality of elevation data points, the probability map indicating respective probability data that each of the plurality of elevation data points is associated with a corresponding elevation value; and
creating a new local digital elevation model based on the probability map.

US Pat. No. 10,482,651

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:at least one memory storing instructions; and
at least one processor that, upon execution of the stored instructions is configured to operate as:
an image acquisition unit configured to acquire volume data;
a feature point acquisition unit configured to acquire a coordinate of a feature point of an object in the volume data;
a range setting unit configured to set a projection plane in the volume data, a projection range for generating a projection image from the volume data, which includes the projection plane and a first distance before and first distance behind the projection plane in a direction of a line normal to the projection plane, a display range of feature points to be superimposed on the projection image, which includes said projection plane and a second distance before and a second distance behind the projection plane in a direction of a line normal to the projection plane, and further configured to adjust at least one of the projection range and the display range such that the projection range and the display range satisfy a predetermined relationship in which the whole projection range is included in the display range; and
a display control unit configured to generate the projection image from the volume data according to the projection range and superimpose the feature point in the display range on the projection image.

US Pat. No. 10,482,650

METHODS, COMPUTER PROGRAM AND APPARATUS FOR AN ORDERED TRAVERSAL OF A SUBSET OF NODES OF A TREE STRUCTURE AND FOR DETERMINING AN OCCLUSION OF A POINT ALONG A RAY IN A RAYTRACING SCENE

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. A method for an ordered traversal of a subset of nodes of a tree structure, the method comprisingobtaining ordering information indicating a desired order of the ordered traversal of the tree structure;
selecting a predetermined ordering parameter template from a plurality of predetermined ordering parameter templates based on the ordering information; and
copying the subset of nodes of the tree structure from a first memory region to a second memory region using a single processor operation of a vector processing processor instruction set such that the subset of nodes of the tree structure is stored within the second memory region in the desired order, wherein the selected predetermined ordering parameter template is used as a parameter for the single processor operation.

US Pat. No. 10,482,635

CHART LABELING SYSTEM

ADP, LLC, Roseland, NJ (...

1. A method for graphically displaying data, the method comprising:selecting, by a computer system, a section from a group of sections in a circular chart for the data that is to be graphically displayed on a display system;
identifying, by the computer system, a section centroid, an inner radius, an outer radius, and an orientation for the section;
identifying, by the computer system, text for the section and a current number of lines of the text;
identifying, by the computer system, a largest size for a polygon centered over the section centroid that will fit in the section of the circular chart by:
identifying, by the computer system, a first dimension of the polygon based on the current number of lines of the text for display in the section;
identifying, by the computer system, a maximum second dimension of the polygon by:
identifying a central angle for the section; and
based on the first dimension of the polygon, the section centroid, the inner radius, the outer radius, the central angle for the section, and the orientation for the section, using the law of cosines to identify the maximum second dimension of the polygon; and
when the current number of lines of the text does not fit within the polygon having the first dimension and the second dimension, incrementing the current number of lines of the text and repeating the identifying of the largest size for the polygon after incrementing the current number of lines of the text; and
displaying, by the computer system, the circular chart with the text in the section on the display system when the text fits within the polygon in the section.

US Pat. No. 10,482,628

PHOTOGRAMMETRIC POINT CLOUD COMPRESSION FOR TACTICAL NETWORKS

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ...

1. A computer configured with instructions to perform processing and access memory to photogrammetrically compress point cloud data, wherein said instructions are comprised of the steps of:receiving a point cloud data set containing point cloud data points captured by a to sensor, wherein said point cloud data points represent position values of said sensor, location parameters, and geographical coordinates of images corresponding to said point cloud data set;
receiving values representing position coordinates of a focal point;
performing a function to create a first subset of point cloud data representing orbital radius r, wherein said orbital radius r is the horizontal distance from said focal point to said sensor;
performing a function to obtain a second subset of point cloud data point values representing the orbital path corresponding to said radius r and said position values of said sensor;
receiving a point decimation factor;
receive an angular step size ??;
eliminating a number of data points corresponding to said point decimation factor and creating a number of images corresponding to angular step size ?? to create a number of deconstructed image sets; performing a quality verification by calculating an SSIM value for two or more deconstructed image sets each having a unique value for said angular step size ??, and comparing said SSIM values to select a value for said angular step size ??;and converting said deconstructed image sets into serial form for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,482,622

LOCATING FEATURES IN WARPED IMAGES

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method for locating features of interest in displayed images, the computer-implemented method comprising:outputting, on a display by an image rendering application hosted on a computing device, a source image that comprises a feature of interest, wherein the source image is associated with a source mesh;
accessing, by the image rendering application, a destination image, wherein the destination image is associated with a destination mesh and is generated from the source image based on a backward map, wherein the backward map maps points from the destination mesh to pixels from the source image;
generating, by the image rendering application, a new mesh from the destination mesh by at least changing a geometry of the destination mesh;
generating, by the image rendering application, a forward map based on the new mesh and the backward map, wherein the forward map maps points from the source mesh to pixels from the destination image;
identifying, by the image rendering application, a point from the source mesh, wherein the point from the source mesh corresponds to a pixel of the source image and is associated with the feature of interest;
locating, by the image rendering application, a pixel from the destination image based on the identified point and the forward map; and
outputting, on the display the image rendering application, the destination image, wherein the outputting of the destination image identifies the feature of interest in the destination image based on the located pixel in the destination image.

US Pat. No. 10,482,612

OBJECT TRACKING METHOD AND OBJECT TRACKING APPARATUS

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ...

1. An object tracking method for an object tracking apparatus which includes a sensor for detecting an object around a moving body, and a controller for tracking the object based on a result of detecting the object, the object tracking method comprising:in a case where a plurality of objects enter a hidden area, estimating a positional relationship between the plurality of the objects in the hidden area,
wherein the hidden area is within a detection range of the sensor,
wherein the plurality of the objects are not detectable by the sensor when the plurality of objects are in the hidden area, and
wherein the plurality of the objects are hidden in the hidden area by an object different from the plurality of the objects; and
when the objects come out of the hidden area, determining identification information about each object based on the estimated positional relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,482,606

MEDICAL IMAGE REPORTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

The Penn State Research F...

1. A method for automatically identifying at least one lymph node station in a thoracic region of a patient, said method comprising the steps of:calculating a 3D model of at least one anatomical structure in the chest based on 3D image data;
calculating at least one anatomical cue derived from said at least one anatomical structure; and
calculating at least one lymph node station based on said 3D image data and using said at least one anatomical cue wherein said calculating at least one lymph node station is performed automatically, the calculating step comprising automatically computing a plurality of Mountain Stations based on said 3D image data and automatically computing which of said Mountain Stations are accessible via a bronchoscope.

US Pat. No. 10,482,597

AUTOMATED METHOD FOR TISSUE-BASED CONTRAST MEDIA ARRIVAL DETECTION FOR DYNAMIC CONTRAST ENHANCED MRI

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method for automated contrast arrival detection in temporally phased images or datasets of tissues, the method comprising:(a) identifying a plurality of tissue voxels in a plurality of the temporally phased images as a function of predetermined enhancement characteristics associated with discrete tissue voxels that include baseline signal intensity values and late phase signal intensity values to derive a signal intensity enhancement value for each of the voxels;
(b) comparing, with a processor, the signal intensity enhancement value to a signal intensity enhancement threshold for the tissue voxels identified in (a);
(c) establishing a plurality of candidate arrival phases based upon the comparing in (b); and
(d) identifying contrast media arrival phases in the temporally phased images from the candidate arrival phases established in (c).

US Pat. No. 10,482,586

FILTERING DEPTH MAP IMAGE

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method comprising:partitioning a depth map image into at least one block;
partitioning a texture image into at least one block, wherein a size and a position of the at least one block of the texture image corresponds to the size and the position of the at least one block of the depth image;
determining a depth property value for the at least one block of the depth map image;
determining a texture property value for the at least one block of the texture image;
for each of the plurality of blocks, using the depth property value for the at least one block of the depth map image and the texture property value for the at least one block of the texture image to select a set of filter parameters from a look up table; and
filtering the at least one block of the depth map image with a filter based on the selected set of filter parameters, wherein
the texture property value comprises a value returned from a function of pixel texture values of the block of the texture image and the depth property value comprises a value returned from a function of pixel depth values of the block of the depth map image,
the function of pixel depth values of the block of the depth map image comprises an output from a face detection algorithm for the pixel depth values of the block of the depth map image, and
the output from the face detection algorithm is indicative of whether a face has been detected within the block and of a percentage fraction which the detected face occupies in the block.

US Pat. No. 10,482,510

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR TRACKING AND CORRELATING ONLINE USER ACTIVITIES WITH SALES OF PHYSICAL GOODS

TrueCar, Inc., Santa Mon...

1. A method, comprising:receiving user-provided customer data from a user device, the receiving performed by a server computer via a website on the Internet, the server computer communicatively connected to a validation sever;
communicating the user-provided customer data from the server computer to the validation sever;
receiving, by the server computer, a response from the validation sever;
based on the response from the validation sever, determining, in real time and while the user is browsing the website, whether the user-provided customer data is valid customer data, the determining performed by the server computer;
responsive to the user-provided customer data being determined by the server computer as valid customer data, generating appended data associated with the user, the generating performed by the server computer;
subsequent to generating the appended data associated with the user, generating, by the server computer, customer lead data associated with the user, the customer lead data including the valid customer data determined by the server computer, the appended data generated by the server computer, and a desired product, service, or vehicle configuration that the user has selected through the website;
based at least in part on the customer lead data associated with the user, selecting, by the server computer, at least one dealer from a plurality of dealers affiliated with the website;
presenting the at least one dealer within the website on the user device while the user is still browsing the website;
automatically tracking and storing, in a database by the server computer, user activities relating to vehicle research by the user on the website while the at least one dealer is presented within the website on the user device, the user activities stored in the database including at least one of: at least one search query submitted by the user to the website, navigation of the website by the user, a product or service selected or viewed by the user, or any changes in desired vehicle attributes made by the user;
communicating the customer lead data associated with the user from the server computer to a computing device associated with the at least one dealer;
receiving, by the server computer, sales data from the at least one dealer, the sales data including information on sales of vehicles by the at least one dealer;
matching, by the server computer applying a matching rule, the sales of vehicles by the at least one dealer and the user activities stored in the database relating to the vehicle research by the user on the website while the at least one dealer is presented within the website on the user device; and
responsive to a match being found between a vehicle sale by a dealer of the at least one dealer and the user activities stored in the database relating to the vehicle research by the user on the website while the at least one dealer is presented within the website on the user device, generating, by the server computer, an output linking the customer lead data, which is associated with the user and which is generated by the server computer, with the vehicle sale by the dealer of the at least one dealer.

US Pat. No. 10,482,499

METHOD FOR CONDUCTING A TRANSACTION

Mastercard Asia Pacific P...

1. A method for conducting a transaction between a merchant and a customer, the method comprising:broadcasting, from a merchant device to a customer device, information identifying the merchant device while the merchant device and the customer device are both located at a physical merchant location to cause the broadcast information to be displayed on the customer device, wherein the merchant device includes one or more point of sale (POS) terminals;
receiving, at the merchant device from the customer device, a connection request to initiate a connection between the merchant device and the customer device;
in response to the received connection request, exchanging encryption keys between the merchant device and the customer device to establish a secure wireless channel between the merchant device and the customer device;
receiving, over the secure wireless channel, at the merchant device, a check-in request from the customer device, the check-in request including information identifying the customer;
prompting the merchant to accept the check-in request by displaying a message on the merchant device;
accepting, at the merchant device, the check-in request based on an input made by the merchant on the merchant device in response to the displayed message;
generating, as a result of acceptance of the check-in request, cart information of the customer at the merchant device, the cart information generated based on data inputted by the merchant into the merchant device, the cart information representing details of items being purchased;
transmitting, by the merchant device, the cart information to the customer device to cause the cart information to be displayed on the customer device prior to initiating a payment process for the items and while the customer device is located at the physical merchant location, and to cause the cart information to be synchronized in real-time between the merchant device and the customer device while the customer is present at the physical merchant location;
sending, from the merchant device, a cart update to the customer device, wherein the cart update corrects an error in the cart information, the error caused by at least one of a duplicate entry of an item and an erroneous entry of an item entered by the merchant;
receiving, at the merchant device from the customer device, a cart update acknowledgement indicating that the cart information was corrected on the customer device;
receiving, from the customer device at the merchant device, a cart lock request generated at the customer device such that the merchant device temporarily stops the real-time synchronization of the cart information between the merchant device and the customer device;
transmitting, in response to temporarily stopping the real-time synchronization, a cart lock acknowledgement from the merchant device to the customer device;
receiving, from the customer device at the merchant device, a cart update, wherein the cart update indicates an addition or removal of an item from the cart information;
sending, from the merchant device to the customer device, a cart update acknowledgement;
receiving, from the customer device at the merchant device, a cart unlock confirmation generated at the customer device;
resuming, by the merchant device, the real-time synchronization of the cart information in response to the cart unlock confirmation received from the customer device;
determining, via the secure wireless channel, at least one payment option for checking out the items corresponding to the cart information; and
processing, over the secure wireless channel established between the merchant device and the customer device, a payment associated with the cart information based on a selected payment option out of the at least one payment option.

US Pat. No. 10,482,491

TARGETED MARKETING FOR USER CONVERSION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for targeted marketing of a service for user conversion, comprising:receiving a list of a plurality of users, the plurality of users including both trial users and paid users of the service;
receiving data pertaining to the plurality of users;
determining, for each user of the plurality of users, a conversion likelihood score representing an estimation of how likely the user would be converted from a trial user to a paid user based on marketing interaction data which indicates user engagement levels with respect to a marketer of the service and static data including sales data and product details;
determining, for each possible pair of users within the plurality of users, a similarity score representing how similar the users of the pair are to one another based on service consumption data of the pair of users;
constructing a graph in which each node thereof represents each user of the plurality of users and edges between the nodes have edge weights representing the determined similarity scores, wherein each node is associated with a value representing its conversion likelihood score;
calculating, for each user of the plurality of users, a marketing potential score using both the node-associated-values and the edge weights of the graph; and
constructing a set of target users including trial users having highest marketing potential scores,
wherein determining the conversion likelihood score, comprises:
reducing dimensionality of the received data pertaining to the users;
up-sampling or down-sampling the dimensionality-reduced data to remediate unbalanced nature of the dimensionally-reduced data;
extracting features from the up/down-sampled data to identify features having high predictive power;
training a machine learning model using the extracted features to model conversion likelihood; and
applying the trained model to predict the conversion likelihood scores.

US Pat. No. 10,482,478

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY GENERATING LOYALTY PROGRAM COMMUNICATIONS BASED ON A MONITORED PHYSIOLOGICAL STATE

1. A method comprising:monitoring input data detected with at least one sensor in physiological communication with a member and coupled to a web-enabled mobile computing device associated with a member profile;
receiving, by a transaction processing system, transaction data relating to a plurality of commercial transactions conducted by a plurality of members and merchants conducting commercial transactions using the transaction processing system, wherein:
the transaction processing system is coupled to a payment processing system which is adapted to process credit and debit transactions; and
at least some of the plurality of commercial transactions involve the merchants supplying physical products to the members;
receiving, by the transaction processing system, a request for transaction information relating to the received transaction data from a financing bank computer after the financing bank computer is notified of a commercial transaction between a member and a merchant;
determining and providing, by the transaction processing system, the transaction information to the financing bank computer;
based on the monitored input data, for one or more of the at least one sensor, generating a baseline sensor input level associated with a baseline physiological state for the member profile;
upon detection of a deviation of the monitored input data for one or more of the at least one sensor from the baseline sensor input level, identifying a non-baseline physiological state for the member profile;
identifying transaction data associated with the member profile;
upon the receipt of the transaction information from the transaction processing system, determining that a transaction with one said merchant associated with the transaction data occurred within a defined time period of the deviation of the monitored input data for one or more of the at least one sensor from the baseline sensor input level;
and
if the determination is in the affirmative, generating signals, based on the identified non-baseline physiological state, for communicating a transaction-based loyalty program communication to the web-enabled mobile computing device associated with the member profile, wherein:
the transaction-based loyalty program communication includes an incentive defining a benefit provided by the one said merchant to a charity;
and
the incentive is a percentage of the amount of the transaction given as a donation by the one said merchant to the charity.

US Pat. No. 10,482,461

USER INTERFACE FOR PAYMENTS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions, which when executed by an electronic device with a display and a fingerprint sensor, cause the device to:display, on the display, a user interface for a first application, wherein the user interface for the first application includes a payment affordance associated with a payment transaction;
detect selection of the payment affordance;
in response to detecting selection of the payment affordance:
transfer first transaction information about the payment transaction from the first application to a second application; and
display, on the display, a user interface for the second application, wherein displaying the user interface for the second application includes concurrently displaying the first transaction information received from the first application and second transaction information provided by the second application, wherein the second transaction information is not available to the first application, and wherein the user interface for the second application partially covers the user interface for the first application, leaving at least a portion of the user interface for the first application visible on the display;
detect a fingerprint using the fingerprint sensor;
determine whether the fingerprint is consistent with an enrolled fingerprint that is enabled to authorize payment transactions;
in accordance with a determination that the fingerprint is consistent with the enrolled fingerprint, proceed with the payment transaction;
display, on the display, a user interface for a third application, wherein the user interface for the third application includes a second payment affordance associated with a second payment transaction;
detect selection of the second payment affordance; and
in response to detecting selection of the second payment affordance:
transfer third transaction information about the second payment transaction from the third application to the second application; and
display, on the display, a second user interface for the second application, wherein displaying the second user interface for the second application includes concurrently displaying the third transaction information received from the third application and fourth transaction information provided by the second application, wherein the second transaction information is not available to the third application.

US Pat. No. 10,482,434

VALUE TRANSFER BETWEEN DISPARATE SYSTEMS

NCR Corporation, Atlanta...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by executable instructions executing on a hardware processor of a server from a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, a transfer request to transfer a value from a first account provider to an account maintained with a second account provider and including data identifying an individual or entity that initiated the transfer request, wherein receiving further includes obtaining the transfer request from a first account provider interface that received the transfer request from a first account provider mobile wallet of the individual or the entity, wherein the first account provider interface is a local interface that is local or specific to the first account provider, wherein receiving further includes receiving the transfer request when initiated by the individual or the entity through a first mobile wallet service from a mobile device application that utilizes the first account provider interface;
identifying, by the executable instructions, the second account provider based on data included in the transfer request that identifies a second individual or second entity;
generating, by the executable instructions, a request to transfer the value of the transfer request to the account in a format compatible with the second account provider; and
transmitting, by the executable instructions, the generated request to the second account provider through a second account provider interface, wherein the second account provider interface is a local interface that is local or specific to the second account provider, wherein transmitting further includes sending the generated request to a second mobile wallet service of a second mobile device application associated with the second individual or the second entity utilizing the second account provider interface.

US Pat. No. 10,482,429

AUTOMATIC GROUPING OF ELECTRONIC MAIL

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer-readable storage device having a set of instructions which when executed by a computer performs a method for grouping electronic mail, the method executed by the set of instructions comprising:displaying electronic mail items in groups based on a default arrangement type, each group being collapsible and expandable upon user selection, the default arrangement type comprising:
grouping, into a first group, a first subset of electronic mail items;
representing the first group with a first header;
grouping, into a second group, a second subset of electronic mail items; and
representing the second group with a second header;
receiving a selection to sort the electronic mail items within each of the groups based on a selected arrangement type;
preparing an electronic mail view for display utilizing the selected arrangement type to sort the first and second subsets of electronic mail items within the first group and the second group; and
displaying the electronic mail view with the electronic mail items sorted within each group based on the selected arrangement type.

US Pat. No. 10,482,426

PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing a project management (PM) platform as a cloud-based service, the method being executed by one or more processors and comprising:providing, by the one or more processors, a content management (CM) platform, and one or more applications on a cloud-based server system, the CM platform operating as a container, through which one or more applications of the PM platform can be accessed, such that the one or more applications are presented as though being hosted directly in the CM platform, while being hosted on one or more server systems, the one or more server systems being distinct from the CM platform;
transmitting, by the one or more processors, computer-executable instructions to display an electronic document within a web browser on a display of a client-side computing device; and
receiving, by the one or more processors, a user selection of an application through the electronic document displayed within the web browser on the client-side computing device, and in response:
transmitting, through the web browser, a first request to the CM platform,
loading, from the CM platform, a page frame of the application, the page frame being loaded to the web browser to enable the web browser to directly communicate with the one or more server systems through the page frame to retrieve one or more customizations associated with the application,
transmitting, through the web browser, a second request to the one or more server systems hosting the application, the one or more server systems storing one or more customizations and data,
receiving at least one response from the one or more server systems, the at least one response comprising at least one customization and data, the customization customizing the application to a particular client of a plurality of clients, and
displaying, on the client-side computing device, an application page within the page frame, the application page comprising the at least one customization, and at least a portion of the data.

US Pat. No. 10,482,408

EVENT WIZARD SERVER AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

Planet Social, LLC, Aust...

1. An event wizard server comprising:a network interface for communicating via a network;
a memory that stores an event wizard server application;
a processing module, coupled to the memory and the network interface, the processing module including at least one processor that executes the event wizard server application that bidirectionally communicates event planning data with a user of a client device via the network interface in conjunction with a planning of an event by the user of the client device, wherein the event planning data includes:
event type menu data that includes a plurality of general event types;
desired event type selection data received from the client device that indicates a desired event type selected by the user planning the event based on the event type menu data;
desired event size selection data received from the client device that indicates a desired event size selected by the user planning the event;
location data received from the client device;
event budget menu data that includes a plurality of budget options, wherein the plurality of budget options include a plurality of per person costs that are based on the desired event type selection data, the desired event size selection data and the location data;
desired event budget selection data received from the client device that indicates a desired one of the plurality of budget options selected by the user planning the event;
event budget data generated by the processing module in response to the desired one of the plurality of budget options and sent to the client device;
event option menu data that includes a plurality of event options that are generated by the processing module based on the desired event type selection data, the desired event size selection data, the desired event budget selection data, and the location data, wherein the event options correspond to at least one of: an event venue, an event caterer, an event invitation, event entertainment and event transportation, wherein the event option menu data is sent to the client device of the user planning the event;
event decision selection data received from the client device that indicates at least one of the plurality of event options selected by the user planning the event based on the event option menu data;
event invitee menu data generated by the processing module and sent to the client device that includes contact data corresponding to the user that is retrieved by the event wizard server from an external location via the network interface; and
event invitee selection data received from the client device that indicates a plurality of invitees based on the event invitee menu data;
wherein the processing module sends the event invitee selection data to an invitation server via the network interface;
wherein the processing module updates the event budget data as invitee acceptance data is received from the invitation server to generate updated event budget data based on the event invitee selection data, an estimated attendance percentage and the invitee acceptance data received from the invitation server; and
wherein an event invitee menu displays the updated event budget data.

US Pat. No. 10,482,404

DELEGATED PRIVILEGED ACCESS GRANTS

Oracle International Corp...

1. A system comprising:a processor; and
a memory device including instructions for implementing a privileged account manager, wherein the privileged account manager manages access to resources of an organization by user entities of the organization, wherein, when executed by a processor, the instructions cause the processor to perform processing comprising:
generating a first resource group including a first subset of resources from the resources of the organization, wherein the first subset of resources includes at least one account and at least one target system of the organization, and wherein a number of resources in the first subset of resources is less than a number of the resources of the organization;
creating a first group of administrative entities from the user entities of the organization, the first group of administrative entities comprising a first administrative entity;
assigning a first set of administration privileges on the first resource group to the first group of administrative entities, the first set of administration privileges including a particular administration privilege that enables an administrative entity in the first group of administrative entities to grant an account included in the first resource group or to change a password of an account on a target system included in the first resource group;
receiving a request from a first administrative entity in the first group of administrative entities to delegate the particular administration privilege from the first set of administration privileges to a particular user entity from the user entities of the organization, wherein the particular user entity is not a member of the first group of administrative entities, and wherein the request specifies one or more conditions under which the particular administration privilege is to be delegated to the particular user entity, the one or more conditions including a temporal condition identifying a time period;
responsive to receiving the request to delegate the particular administration privilege, generating a delegation policy for delegating the particular administration privilege to the particular user entity, the delegation policy including identification of the first administrative entity, the particular user entity, the particular administration privilege, and the one or more conditions;
storing the delegation policy in a policy database;
determining, at a first point in time, that the temporal condition included in the delegation policy is satisfied;
responsive to determining that the temporal condition is satisfied, delegating the particular administration privilege to the particular user entity, wherein the delegating of the particular administration privilege by the privileged account manager to the particular user entity enables the particular user entity to grant an account included in the first resource group or to change a password of an account on a target system included in the first resource group without the particular user entity being added to the first group of administrative entities;
determining, at a second point in time after the first point in time, that the temporal condition is no longer satisfied; and
responsive to determining that the temporal condition is no longer satisfied, disabling the particular user entity from using the particular administration privilege.

US Pat. No. 10,482,392

ROBUST LARGE-SCALE MACHINE LEARNING IN THE CLOUD

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:obtaining, by one or more computing machines, a training dataset, the training dataset comprising a plurality of examples, each example comprising entries for a plurality of features;
partitioning, by the one or more computing machines, the plurality of features into a plurality of blocks, wherein at least one of the plurality of blocks contains at least two features, and wherein, for each block, a respective feature subvector for each example has at most one non-zero entry;
learning, by the one or more computing machines using at least some of the plurality of examples of the training dataset, a plurality of model parameters from the plurality of blocks, wherein learning the model parameters comprises performing, by the one or more computing machines, a plurality of iterations, and wherein performing the plurality of iterations comprises processing, by the one or more computing machines, only one of the plurality of blocks per iteration.

US Pat. No. 10,482,350

DROWSINESS DETECTION APPARATUS AND DROWSINESS DETECTION METHOD THEREOF

Wistron Corp., New Taipe...

1. A drowsiness detection apparatus, comprising:an image sensor, configured to repeatedly capture a plurality of facial images of a user;
an alarm apparatus; and
a processor, configured to obtain an eye region from a current image of the facial images, calculate a vertical histogram of the eye region, and determine an eye part from the eye region according to the vertical histogram,
wherein the processor further compares a pixel height of the eye part with a closed-eye pixel threshold to perform closed-eye detection, and performs drowsiness detection on the user according to results of the closed-eye detection; and
wherein when the result of the drowsiness detection indicates that the user is drowsy, the processor transmits a control signal to the alarm apparatus to sound an alarm,
wherein the processor calculates a maximum pixel height of the eye part in the facial images within a current period, and determines whether to update the closed-eye pixel threshold according to a difference between the maximum pixel height and the closed-eye pixel threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,482,347

INSPECTION OF THE CONTOURED SURFACE OF THE UNDERCARRIAGE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

BEISSBARTH GMBH, Munich ...

1. A method for providing a contrast enhanced image of a contoured surface of an undercarriage of a motor vehicle with an image capturing device and an illumination device including an illumination matrix formed of a plurality of illumination elements arranged in illumination rows, the method comprising:(a) moving the motor vehicle with respect to the image capturing device and the illumination device;
(b) illuminating the surface with the illumination device by sequentially activating individual illumination rows of the illumination matrix such that the surface is illuminated from different directions;
(c) recording, using at least one image capturing device, multiple overlapping images of the surface using at least one of different light exposure and different illumination while the motor vehicle is moved with respect to the image capturing device;
(d) automatically generating partial images of the overlapping areas of the recorded images, wherein at least two partial images comprising the same region of the surface are generated from the images which have been recorded with at least one of different light exposure and different illumination;
(e) automatically generating, for each region, a contrast enhanced image from the partial images of the respective region; and
(f) automatically assembling the generated contrast enhanced images to form an enhanced total image of the surface;
wherein, in step (e) a contrast enhanced image for a region is generated by either
automatically generating from at least two partial images of the same region, which have been recorded with at least one of different light exposure and different illumination, at least one synthetic intermediate image, identifying partial objects having maximum contrast in the at least one synthetic intermediate image, and assembling the identified partial objects forming the contrast enhanced image; or by
automatically generating at least one synthetic intermediate image from at least two partial images of the same region, which have been recorded with at least one of different light exposure and different illumination, employing variance-based contrast adaption, and automatically generating the contrast enhanced image from adjacent partial images by employing variance-based contrast adaption.

US Pat. No. 10,482,314

AUTOMATIC CALCULATION FOR PLOIDY CLASSIFICATION

OSLO UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUS,...

1. A method of image classification, comprising:receiving an image section of a plurality of cell nuclei;
calculating a measure of the two-dimensional integrated optical density of a plurality of the nuclei;
creating a histogram by counting the number of nuclei within each of a plurality of bins, each bin relating to a respective range of the measure of the two-dimensional integrated optical density; and
classifying the image by:
identifying the peaks of the histogram, their count and their integrated optical density;
identifying the lowest peak as a 2C peak; and
classifying the image as at least one of diploid, tetraploid, aneuploid or polyploid based on the number of peaks and the count at an integrated optical densities above the 2C peak.

US Pat. No. 10,482,292

RFID SCANNING DEVICE

Gary L. Sharpe, Naples, ...

1. A device for scanning and tracking RFID-tagged inventory comprising:a housing surrounding an interior cavity, said housing having a front side with an aperture for receiving one or more items into said interior cavity;
a door, said door adapted for movement between an open position allowing access to said interior cavity and a closed position preventing access to said interior cavity;
at least one RFID antenna located within said interior cavity; said antenna configured to communicate with one or more RFID tags;
at least one RFID antenna/reader located within said interior cavity; said antenna/reader configured to communicate with one or more RFID tags;
a processor, said processor in electronic communication with said at least one RFID antenna and said at least one RFID antenna/reader; and
at least two guide rails adapted to support an inventory container that contains RFID-tagged inventory, said at least two guide rails located on an interior bottom surface of said inner cavity such that said at least one RFID antenna is positioned between said at least two guide rails on said interior bottom surface of said inner cavity and further such that said at least two guide rails are adapted to keep an inventory container that contains RFID-tagged inventory above said at least one RFID antenna to limit inadvertent contact with said at least one RFID antenna;
wherein, said processor is adapted to instruct said at least one RFID antenna and said at least one RFID antenna/reader to perform a scan to identify items present in said interior cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,482,289

COMPUTING DEVICE TO PROVIDE ACCESS CONTROL TO A HARDWARE RESOURCE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A computing device comprising:a hardware resource;
a safety configuration register;
a component to send a transaction signal, the transaction signal including a target address of the hardware resource, a security data associated with an initiator of the transaction signal, a safety data associated with the initiator, and a safety master identifier, wherein the safety master identifier allows safety access to the safety configuration register but prevents safety access to the hardware resource when the safety master identifier is set to a first value, and does not prevent safety access to the hardware resource but prevents safety access to the safety configuration register when the safety master identifier is set to a second value; and
an access control unit coupled to the component and the hardware resource, the access control unit to:
receive the transaction signal;
determine whether security access is granted based on the transaction signal;
determine whether safety access is granted based on the transaction signal; and
allow access to the hardware resource based on both the security access and the safety access being granted.

US Pat. No. 10,482,275

IMPLEMENTING ACCESS CONTROL BY SYSTEM-ON-CHIP

Cryptography Research, In...

1. A system-on-chip (SoC), comprising a hardware access control unit, the hardware access control unit comprising a secure memory for storing access control data, the hardware access control unit to:receive, from a programming agent, a message comprising an access control data item;
store the access control data item in the secure memory;
update a state variable reflecting a state of communications between the hardware access control unit and the programming agent, by applying a non-linear function to a current value of the state variable, a cryptographic key shared between the programming agent and the hardware access control unit, and a hash of contents of the secure memory;
calculate a message digest by applying a first cryptographic hash function to contents of the message, a cryptographic key the state variable;
authenticate the message using the message digest;
repeatedly validate the access control data item for detecting unauthorized modification of the access control data item stored in the secure memory, wherein validating the access control data item comprises comparing a value of a second cryptographic hash function of the access control data item to a stored reference value; and
control, in view of the access control data item, access by an initiator device to a target device.

US Pat. No. 10,482,269

TECHNIQUES FOR AUTOMATIC BUCKET ACCESS POLICY GENERATION

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. At least one non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising a set of instructions that, in response to being executed by a processor circuit, cause the processor circuit to:apply one or more filter algorithms to log data to determine a set of entities that have accessed a data bucket, the log data comprising access records for the data bucket and the data bucket comprising enterprise information, the one or more filter algorithms to remove noise from the log data or resolve permutations of accesses to the data bucket by a common entity;
identify a set of one or more access characteristics for each entity in the set of entities based on the log data, each set of one or more access characteristics to include one or more access types to the data bucket requested by a corresponding entity for the set of entities;
analyze the set of one or more access characteristics for each entity in the set of entities to determine a set of access requirements for each entity in the set of entities;
create first and second subsets of the set of entities based on the set of access requirements for each entity in the set of entities, the first subset of the set of entities to include one or more entities that require read-only access to the data bucket and the second subset of the set of entities to include one or more entities that require read-write access to the data bucket; and
generate an access policy for the data bucket based on the first and second subsets of the set of entities, the access policy to allow read-only access to the data bucket by the first subset of the set of entities, allow read-write access to the data bucket by the second subset of the set of entities, and prevent access to the data bucket by entities absent from the first and second subsets of the set of entities.

US Pat. No. 10,482,261

SECURITY SCANNING OF APPLICATION PROGRAM INTERFACES THAT ARE AFFECTED BY CHANGES TO SOURCE CODE

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:identifying, by one or more processors, changes in a source code that result in changed code in the source code;
associating, by one or more processors, the changed code with affected application program interfaces (APIs) that are used by the changed code;
manipulating, by one or more processors, parameters within the affected APIs based on the changes in the source code;
executing, by one or more processors, a dynamic security scan on only the affected APIs using the manipulated parameters;
identifying, by one or more processors, security vulnerabilities in only the affected APIs based on the dynamic security scan;
determining, by one or more processors, that the changed code affects unchanged code in the source code to create the identified security vulnerabilities; and
modifying the unchanged code in the source code to remove the identified security vulnerabilities in only the affected APIs;
identifying, by one or more processors, which commands are utilized by the changed code; and
selectively disabling, by one or more processors, the commands that are utilized by the changed code while leaving all other commands enabled in the affected APIs.

US Pat. No. 10,482,220

SECURE PROVISIONING AND MANAGEMENT OF DEVICES

INTEGRITY SECURITY SERVIC...

1. A system for securely provisioning a computerized device, the system comprising:a first secure distributor appliance that is communicatively connected to the computerized device, and that is operable to receive a first digital asset and to load the first digital asset into the computerized device;
a digital asset management server that is connected via a first secure communication channel to the first secure distributor appliance, and that is operable to generate and conditionally transmit the first digital asset to the first secure distributor appliance;
a provisioning controller that is connected via a second secure communication channel to the first secure distributor appliance and is connected via a third secure communication channel to the digital asset management server, and that is operable to direct the digital asset management server to transmit the first digital asset to the first secure distributor appliance;
a second secure distributor appliance that is connected via a fourth secure communication channel to the digital asset management server and that is communicatively connected to the computerized device after the first secure distributor appliance is disconnected, and that is operable to receive a second digital asset and to load the second digital asset into the computerized device;
wherein the provisioning controller is further operable to direct the digital asset management server to transmit the second digital asset to the second secure distributor appliance;
wherein the computerized device is fully functional after the second digital asset is loaded into the computerized device; and
wherein the computerized device is nonfunctional before the second digital asset is loaded into the computerized device.

US Pat. No. 10,482,218

STORAGE MEDIUM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, AND MANAGEMENT METHOD, FOR MANAGING TRIAL LICENSE OF APPLICATION PROGRAM

JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION, ...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing an application program with a trial license and instructions executable by a CPU, the instructions operable to cause the CPU to:determine whether a function of the application program is usable for imaging;
in response to a determination that a function of the application program is usable for imaging:
execute the application program using the trial license, and
add an accumulated trial time of the trial license or a number of times of starting the trial license;
in response to a determination that the program is not usable for imaging, not add the accumulated trial time of the trial license or the number of times of starting the trial license;
wherein the determination that the function of the application program is usable for imaging further includes at least one of:
a lighting device is included, or
the lighting device is not included and an illuminance measured by an illuminometer is larger than or equal to a threshold; and
wherein the determination that the function of the application program is not usable for imaging further includes the lighting device is not included and the illuminance measured by the illuminometer is lower than the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,482,191

JIG INFORMATION SETTING METHOD AND JIG INFORMATION SETTING DEVICE

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

1. A jig information setting method of setting jig information of a jig for supporting a new workpiece, with respect to design information of the new workpiece for a welding operation, the method performed by a processor, comprising:a cross-section information recognition step of recognizing new workpiece cross-section information at a clamping position of the jig, based on positional information indicative of the clamping position; and
a jig information setting step of retrieving information similar to the new workpiece cross-section information from existing workpiece cross-section information, selecting the jig information associated with the existing workpiece cross-section information retrieved, and setting the selected jig information and the positional information in association with each other to the design information,
wherein the new workpiece cross-section information contains information about coordinates of a center of gravity of a cross section of the new workpiece, information about a normal vector of the cross section of the new workpiece, and information about a shape of the cross section of the new workpiece,
wherein the existing workpiece cross-section information contains information about coordinates of a center of gravity of a cross section of the existing workpiece, information about a normal vector of the cross section of the existing workpiece, and information about a shape of the cross section of the existing workpiece, and
wherein the clamping position is one of a plurality of clamping positions 1-n and wherein the processor is configured to perform the cross-section information recognition and the information setting steps sequentially for each of the clamping positions 1-n.

US Pat. No. 10,482,160

SOCIAL MEDIA INTEGRATION AND COLLABORATION TOOLS IN A SYSTEM FOR LINKING STRUCTURED DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS WITH DOCUMENT CREATION AND WORD PROCESSING TOOLS

APTTEX CORPORATION, San ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:in a computational device:
configuring a document creation application with an add-in comprising instructions for linking said document creation application with a business management application that runs on a platform of a structured database management system and stores datum in said structured database management system;
configuring said add-in with one or more tools that, when executed, accesses utilities of said business management application via said document creation application without leaving an interface of said document creation application, wherein said one or more tools at least comprises data linking tools comprising an executable data-pull utility that pulls datum from the structured database management system and inserts said datum into a structured field in a document open in said document creation application; and
configuring said add-in with a social network integration tool for integrating one or more social media interfaces of one or more social networks into an interface of the document creation application, wherein
said integrated one or more social media interfaces comprises media feeds including a first media feed comprising an information feed configured to follow a document open in said document creation application.

US Pat. No. 10,482,154

DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING OF DATA RECORDS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer implemented method for distributed processing of data on a distributed database computer system, the computer implemented method comprising:distributing rows of an arbitrary matrix to all of a plurality of processing units, wherein a number of the rows is equal to a number of the processing units, wherein a matrix set is used to calculate a value set corresponding to each data record by using said data record as input, the matrix set comprising at least one processing parameter matrix, the value set comprising at least one calculation value, the distributed database computer system comprising the plurality of processing units connected in a share-nothing parallel processing architecture, wherein each processing unit comprises a processor of the each processing unit, a processor memory of the each processing unit, and a storage memory of the each processing unit, wherein the arbitrary matrix is stored in the distributed database in a way that one row of the arbitrary matrix is stored in each storage memory, wherein the data records and the matrix set are stored in a distributed database using the storage memories, each processor is being operable for executing user defined functions (UDFs), calculating the value set corresponding to only one data record at a time, executing transaction processing, storing data in the processor memory, and using the data stored in the processor memory for execution of the UDFs within a framework of one transaction; and
performing transaction processing in a framework of one transaction by:
executing a first UDF on each processing unit, wherein a Cartesian product of the each processing parameter matrix and the row of the arbitrary matrix is calculated on each processing unit and as a result thereof the matrix set is stored in the processor memory of each processing unit; and
executing a second UDF on each processing unit having at least one data record after the executing of the first UDF, wherein a number of repetitive executions of the second UDF on each processing unit is equal to the number of the data records stored in the storage memory of the each processing unit and all data records stored in the storage memory of the each processing unit are processed one by one, wherein the value set corresponding to the data record is calculated using the matrix set stored in the processor memory of said respective processing unit, wherein the matrix set is used to calculate the value set corresponding to each data record by using said data as input of a link function of a generalized linear model;
wherein the at least one processing parameter matrix of the matrix set includes at least the following set of processing parameter matrices: a predictor-to-parameter correlation matrix and a beta coefficient matrix, wherein the predictor-to-parameter correlation matrix determines as correlation between each calculation value of the value set and a corresponding data record in said link function, wherein the predictor-to-parameter correlation matrix comprises rows of the predictor-to-parameter correlation matrix and each row of the predictor-to-parameter correlation matrix is used in conjunction with a corresponding beta coefficient of the beta coefficient matrix in said link function.

US Pat. No. 10,482,147

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR FORMING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL VOLUMETRIC MODEL OF A SUBJECT'S TEETH

Align Technology, Inc., ...

1. A sleeve device for an intraoral scanner, the device comprising:a sleeve body configured to couple with a wand of an intraoral scanner, the sleeve body comprising a light-passing region at a distal end of the sleeve body configured to allow near-infrared (near-IR) light to pass;
a first wing extending from the distal end of the sleeve body adjacent to the light-passing region;
a second wing extending from the distal end of the sleeve body adjacent to the light-passing region;
one or more near-IR light sources in the first wing configured to emit near-IR light; and
one or more electrical contacts within the sleeve and configured to make an electrical contact with the wand to receive energy from the wand to power the one or more near-IR light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,482,144

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO MANAGE MEDIA CONTENT ITEMS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:determining, by a computing system, levels of relevance of a plurality of ephemeral media content items associated with a plurality of content providers to a user based on ranking signals, the plurality of ephemeral media content items accessible to the user; determining, by the computing system, a ranked ordering of the plurality of ephemeral media content items based on the levels of relevance;
determining, by the computing system, a ranked ordering of the plurality of content providers based on the ranked ordering of the plurality of ephemeral media content items; and
providing, by the computing system, an element in an interface presentable to the user based on the ranked ordering of the plurality of content providers.

US Pat. No. 10,482,120

WASTE IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Waste Repurposing Interna...

16. A computer-readable data storage device storing instructions that, when executed, cause a processor to:provide data corresponding to an unidentified waste product and including one or more selectable elements accessible to a social media website to request assistance to identify the unidentified waste product;
receive input corresponding to the unidentified waste product from a subscriber to the social media website;
apply a time stamp to the input;
automatically compare the input to data corresponding to the unidentified waste product to determine a number of corresponding elements; and
send an alert to a second computing device when the number of corresponding elements exceeds a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,482,114

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAINTENANCE OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS THROUGH COLLABORATIVE AND COMMUNITY EDITING

Oath Inc., New York, NY ...

1. A system for providing an answer to a given question, the system comprising:an answer data store configured to store previously asked questions and answers to the previously asked questions, wherein the stored answers are provided by one or more users connected to the system via a network;
at least one processor configured to execute computer program instructions from a machine-readable medium to:
receive, over the network, a first question from a first user;
determine at least one topic associated with the first question;
select one or more additional questions and one or more answers associated with the one or more additional questions from the answer data store based on the at least one topic;
present, to the first user over the network via a user interface, the one or more additional questions and the one or more answers;
request the first user to confirm that the first question is similar to the one or more additional questions; and
upon the confirmation, associate the first question with the one or more additional questions and the one or more answers via an editor tool provided by the user interface;
receive, over the network, a second question different from the first question;
determine that the second question is related to the at least one topic;
present, via the user interface, the one or more answers and one or more annotations that respectively correspond to and provide context for the one or more answers; and
select, via the user interface, one of the one or more answers based on the one or more annotations.

US Pat. No. 10,482,113

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO BUILD AND UTILIZE A SEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A system comprising:a map-reduce job module to generate index information components based on a database that is time-stamped, the index information components comprise a full-index and a plurality of mini-indexes, each of the plurality of mini-indexes having a mini-index identifier indicating a sequential order of the plurality of mini-indexes, the full-index comprises a snapshot of contents of the database, the plurality of mini-indexes respectively corresponding to a plurality of delta snapshots comprising updates to the database over time, each delta snapshot having a start-time and an end-time, wherein the end-time of a preceding delta snapshot corresponds to the start-time of a subsequent delta snapshot;
a query engine to update the index information components at a query node server based on the index information components, wherein the plurality of mini-indexes of the index information components is sequentially updated based on the mini-index identifier, the query engine to further receive a search query, and identify search results based on the search query and the index information components; and
a front-end server to communicate the search results.

US Pat. No. 10,482,110

COLUMNWISE RANGE K-NEAREST NEIGHBORS SEARCH QUERIES

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A method comprising:determining, by a database, based on a query requesting a specified number of data points from a database, whether a quantity of data points in a first search within a first rectangular region equals or exceeds the specified number, the first rectangular region including four corners terminating at a circle;
selecting, when the quantity equals or exceeds the specified number, a first plurality of data points closest to a center of the circle, the first plurality of data points including a number of data points equal to the specified number; and
selecting, when the quantity is less than the specified number, a second plurality of data points closest to the center, wherein the second plurality of data points are selected in a second search within a second rectangular region that includes and surrounds the circle, the second plurality of data points including a number of data points equal to or less than the specified number.