US Pat. No. 10,365,639

FEATURE SELECTION AND AUTOMATED PROCESS WINDOW MONITORING THROUGH OUTLIER DETECTION

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. A method for generating a classifier comprising:generating at least one wafer image using an imaging device that produces a beam, the wafer image comprising a set of die images;
generating, using a processor, a median die of a wafer and a standard deviation of the wafer based on the set of die images;
generating, using the processor, a segment mask based on the median die of the wafer and based on the standard deviation of the wafer;
applying, using the processor, the segment mask to each of the die images to create a plurality of segmented die images for each of the die images;
representing, using the processor, each of the dies with a vector of feature values, wherein the feature values are of wafer-level features of the wafer image;
calculating, using the processor, die metrics for each of the die images based on the vector; and
identifying, using the processor, one or more statistically significant combinations of the die metrics, the segment mask, and the wafer image to generate a classifier.

US Pat. No. 10,365,637

WORKPIECE CARRIER WITH A CODE ELEMENT FOR A PRODUCTION UNIT

STIWA Holding GmbH, Attn...

1. A workpiece carrier for a production unit, the workpiece carrier comprising:(a) a workpiece carrier body;
(b) a workpiece receptacle arranged on the workpiece carrier body;
(c) a guide device arranged on the workpiece carrier body that is configured to displace the workpiece carrier body in the production unit; and
(d) at least four code elements arranged on the workpiece carrier body, each said code element being configured to be identified by a detector arranged in the production unit;
wherein each of the code elements has inhomogeneous material properties in a longitudinal orientation for identification of the respective code element;
wherein the code elements are configured so that during a relative movement of the code elements in the longitudinal orientation relative to the detector, the inhomogeneous material properties are detected by the detector to identify the workpiece carrier body; and
wherein the at least four code elements are arranged on the workpiece carrier body so that the longitudinal orientation of the workpiece carrier body is determinable.

US Pat. No. 10,365,629

NUMERICAL CONTROLLER AND MOVEMENT CONTROL METHOD FOR TOOL THAT MAXIMIZES SYNTHETIC MOVEMENT VELOCITY IN A CUTTING FEED BY ROTATING THE TABLE TO A SELECTED ANGLE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A numerical controller that moves a tool based on a program stored in a storage medium of the numerical controller, the tool being configured to machine a work supported on a table having a rotation center position and being movable along at least two axis directions orthogonal to each other, the numerical controller comprising:a program analyzing processor configured to obtain, from the program, a first movement end point position of the tool that is linearly moved;
a direction calculating processor configured to calculate a synthetic movement direction that maximizes a synthetic velocity of the tool, based on a predetermined upper limit movement velocity of the tool in each of the at least two axis directions;
an end point position calculating processor configured to calculate an intersection position of a circle and the synthetic movement direction as a second movement end point position, the circle having as a radius a distance from a rotation center position of the table to the first movement end point position;
a rotation angle calculating processor configured to calculate a rotation angle of the table based on the first movement end point position and the second movement end point position; and
a rotation control processor configured to control rotation of the table about the rotation center position based on the rotation angle so that the tool is able to perform a cutting feed at a maximum movement velocity of the tool, wherein the maximum movement velocity is based on a predetermined upper limit movement velocity of the tool in each of the at least two axis directions.

US Pat. No. 10,365,626

EXTENDING THE FUNCTIONALITY OF A PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER (PLC) WITH APPS WITHOUT CHANGING THE PLC PROGRAMMING

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A programmable logic controller comprising:a processor;
a programmable logic controller (PLC) operating environment configured to execute a controller automation program providing a plurality of skill functions;
a device memory comprising a plurality of apps configured to perform a discrete set of automation functions using the plurality of skill functions; and
an app container that is logically separate from the PLC operating environment, wherein the app container is configured to provide a runtime environment for the plurality of apps.

US Pat. No. 10,365,620

INTEROPERABILITY OF SECONDARY-DEVICE HUBS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An electronic device comprising:one or more processors;
memory; and
a control engine, stored in the memory and executable on the one or more processors to cause the one or more processors to perform acts comprising:
detecting a presence of a secondary device in an environment of the electronic device;
storing, in the memory, a first indication indicating that the electronic device is responsible for controlling the secondary device;
sending, to at least an additional electronic device residing in the environment and executing an additional instance of the control engine, a second indication indicating that the electronic device is responsible for controlling the secondary device;
receiving a request to place the secondary device in a first state;
sending, via a wireless protocol, a request to the secondary device to place the secondary device in the first state according to the request;
receiving, from the secondary device and via the wireless protocol, a third indication indicating that the secondary device is in the first state;
storing, in the memory, a fourth indication indicating that the secondary device is in the first state;
determining that the additional electronic device has subscribed to receive state-update information for the secondary device;
sending, to at least the additional electronic device, a fifth indication indicating that the secondary device is in the first state;
receiving an additional request to place the secondary device in a second state;
receiving a rule to associate with the secondary device, the rule specifying an operation to perform when a condition is met;
determining that the condition is met; and
performing the operation.

US Pat. No. 10,365,616

PORTABLE SWITCHING DEVICE TO REMOTELY OPERATE A HIGH VOLTAGE CIRCUIT BREAKER

21. A method of switching an external circuit using a portable switching device, comprising:connecting a voltage output of the external circuit to a voltage input of the portable switching device;
connecting a first voltage output of the portable switching device to a switching terminal of the external circuit; and
connecting a ground input of the portable switching device to a ground of the external circuit and wherein switching the external circuit comprises remotely controlling a first switching circuit to switch the external circuit from a first operating state to a second operating state.

US Pat. No. 10,365,605

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING A MOVABLE ENGAGEABLE SPACING MEMBER AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE INCLUDING A FORCE RECEIVING PORTION

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:(i) a main assembly including:
(i-i) a spacing member, and
(i-ii) a movable member movable while supporting the spacing member, wherein the spacing member is movable relative to the movable member between (a) a normal position and (b) a retracted position retracted from the normal position; and
(ii) a process cartridge detachably mountable to the main assembly, the process cartridge including:
(ii-i) a photosensitive drum,
(ii-ii) a developing roller movable in directions toward and away from the photosensitive drum,
(ii-iii) a spacing force receiving portion configured to receive a spacing force, for moving the developing roller in a direction away from the photosensitive drum, from the spacing member of the main assembly, and
(ii-iv) a contact portion configured to contact the spacing member to retract the spacing member,
wherein, when the spacing member is in the normal position, the spacing member is capable of applying the spacing force to the spacing force receiving portion by movement of the movable member, and
wherein the spacing member is retractable from the normal position to the retracted position by being contacted by the contact portion of the process cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,365,601

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an image forming device to form a first test toner image and a second test toner image;
an image density detector to detect an image density at a plurality of positions of the first test toner image and the second test toner image formed by the image forming device; and
a processor configured to:
control the image forming device to form the first test toner image,
control the image density detector to detect the image density at the plurality of positions of the first test toner image,
adjust an image forming condition of the image forming device so that the image density at each of the plurality of positions becomes a target image density,
control the image forming device to form the second test toner image based on the adjusted image forming condition,
control the image density detector to detect the image density at the plurality of positions of the second test toner image,
determine whether a streaked image exists in the second test toner image based on the image density detected at the plurality of positions of the second test toner image by the image density detector, and
execute a countermeasure to prevent an occurrence of the streaked image based on a determined result of the streaked image in the second test toner image.

US Pat. No. 10,365,596

FUSER INCLUDING ENDLESS BELT AND SLIDING SHEET

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A fuser comprising:a rotatable member;
a belt comprising:
an inner peripheral surface, and
an outer peripheral surface facing the rotatable member;
a heater configured to heat the rotatable member;
a pressure member configured to, with the rotatable member, sandwich the belt to form a nip portion; and
a sliding member, a portion of the sliding member configured to be sandwiched between the inner peripheral surface of the belt and a surface of the pressure member at a position corresponding to the nip portion, the sliding member comprising a front surface facing the inner peripheral surface of the belt and a back surface facing the pressure member,
wherein the front surface comprises a plurality of first dimples arranged in a first zone of the sliding member and a plurality of second dimples arranged in a second zone of the sliding member outside the first zone, the first zone corresponding to a first part of the nip portion, to which a first pressure is to be applied, and the second zone corresponding to a second part of the nip portion, to which a second pressure smaller than the first pressure is to be applied,
wherein the first dimples comprise a first upstream dimple and a first downstream dimple, positioned downstream from the first upstream dimple in a moving direction of the belt at the nip portion, wherein a first ridge portion is formed between the first upstream dimple and the first downstream dimple,
wherein the second dimples comprise a second upstream dimple and a second downstream dimple positioned downstream from the second upstream dimple in the moving direction, wherein a second ridge portion is formed between the second upstream dimple and the second downstream dimple, and
wherein, a first angle formed between the first upstream dimple and the first ridge portion is greater than a second angle formed between the second upstream dimple and the second ridge portion.

US Pat. No. 10,365,587

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, AND DEVELOPING APPARATUS INCLUDING DEVELOPING ROLLER

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A developing apparatus, comprising:a developing roller configured to bear developer;
a frame configured to rotationally support the developing roller at each of two end portions of the developing roller in a longitudinal direction of the developing roller; and
a sealing member configured to seal a space between the frame and each of the two end portions of the developing roller, wherein
the developing roller has:
first regions that are located at each of the two end portions of the developing roller in the longitudinal direction and are in contact with the sealing member; and
a second region that is located between the first regions in the longitudinal direction and is not in contact with the sealing member, the second region having a predetermined surface roughness Ra,
wherein the first regions have a first lubricant applied thereto, the first lubricant having a first average particle size smaller than the predetermined surface roughness Ra, and
wherein the second region has a second lubricant applied thereto, the second lubricant having a second average particle size larger than the predetermined surface roughness Ra.

US Pat. No. 10,365,584

TONER CONTAINER, DEVELOPING DEVICE, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS THAT INCLUDE A TONER CONTAINER CONTACTING SURFACE TO CONTACT WITH A DEVELOPING DEVICE ENGAGEMENT RELEASING STRUCTURE

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A toner container comprising:a container body to contain a toner and that is attachable to and detachable from a developing device;
an outlet to discharge the toner contained in the container body;
an outlet shutter to open and close the outlet, the shutter being movable in a direction of rotation; and
an operating structure to move the shutter in the direction of rotation of the shutter, the operating structure being rotatably attached to the container body, wherein
the operating structure includes an engaging structure that is rotatable in conjunction with rotation of the operating structure and that is rotatably supported by engagement with a support provided in the developing device, and
the engaging structure includes a rotation restricting structure that, in a state in which the engaging structure and the support are poorly engaged, interferes with the support and restricts rotation of the engaging structure.

US Pat. No. 10,365,578

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND UNIT FOR IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS FOR SUPPRESSING DENSITY UNEVENNESS

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Mi...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an image holding member;
a charging device configured to charge a surface of the image holding member and includes a charging member disposed in contact with the surface of the image holding member;
an exposure device configured to form a latent image by exposing the charged surface of the image holding member:
a developing device configured to form a toner image by developing the latent image formed on the surface of the image holding member with a toner; and
a transfer device configured to transfer the toner image formed on the surface of the image holding member to a recording medium,
wherein the image forming apparatus is configured such that if the natural frequency of the exposure device is F (Hz), the rotational peripheral velocity of the charging member is V (mm/s), and the period in analysis of the circumferential direction period of the surface shape of the charging member is L (mm), L is 2?r/N, r is a radius of the charging member, N is a, positive integer, the formula (F?5)?(V/L)?(F+5) is satisfied and an amplitude Af of an outermost peripheral surface of the charging member with a period Lf (mm) is 0.80 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 10,365,576

CHARGING MEMBER, METHOD FOR PRODUCING CHARGING MEMBER, PROCESS CARTRIDGE AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A charging member comprising:a support; and
a surface layer on the support,
wherein,
the surface layer includes polymetalloxane containing at least one metal atom selected from the group consisting of aluminum, zirconium, titanium, and tantalum, and
a group represented by the following formula (1) or (2) is bonded to the at least one metal atom in the polymetalloxane,

wherein, in formula (1), X represents an atomic group required for forming a ring; in formula (2), A1 and A2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, and in formulas (1) and (2), a symbol “*” represents a binding site with a metal atom in the polymetalloxane.

US Pat. No. 10,365,567

CONTROL SYSTEM, POSITIONING SYSTEM, LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A control system configured to control a parameter of a dynamic system, wherein the parameter depends on an output signal, the control system comprising a set-point generator and a feedforward,wherein the set-point generator is arranged to provide a set-point signal to the feedforward, the set-point signal being representative of a desired value of the parameter,
wherein the feedforward is arranged to provide the output signal based on the set-point signal,
wherein the feedforward is arranged to perform a non-linear operation on the set-point signal, and
wherein the non-linear operation is based on a non-linear functional relationship between the output signal and the parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,365,558

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PELLICLE, AND A PELLICLE

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. An apparatus for manufacturing an intermediate product for a pellicle to be made, the pellicle to be made comprising a pellicle frame and pellicle film supported by the pellicle frame, the pellicle film protecting a patterning device from particle contamination, wherein the apparatus comprises:a film support to support a film from which a portion is to become the pellicle film;
a substrate support to support a substrate, from which the pellicle frame is to be formed; and
a stressing assembly to impart a tensile stress to the film supported on the film support so as to deflect the film towards the substrate support,
wherein the film support and the substrate support are moveable relative to each other so as to bring the substrate into contact with the film when the film is imparted with tensile stress and deflected towards the substrate support.

US Pat. No. 10,365,557

COMPACT OPC MODEL GENERATION USING VIRTUAL DATA

SYNOPSYS, INC., Mountain...

1. A method of building a fast lithography Optical Proximity Correction (OPC) model that predicts semiconductor manufacturing process outputs on silicon wafers comprising:providing a first principles model of the semiconductor manufacturing process;
providing a set of empirical data for storage in memory;
utilizing a processor to develop a rigorous model from the first principles model and the set of empirical data;
utilizing the processor running the rigorous model to generate emulated data; and
using the emulated data to develop a virtual model to predict the semiconductor manufacturing process outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,365,554

DYNAMIC APERTURE POSITIONING FOR STEREO ENDOSCOPIC CAMERAS

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A method for generating a view of a scene, the method comprising:receiving information indicative of an orientation of the head of a user operating a stereoscopic endoscope;
determining a reference orientation in accordance with the information indicative of the orientation of the head of the user;
determining an angle of orientation defined by an orientation of a line connecting a first aperture location and a second aperture location of the stereoscopic endoscope relative to the reference orientation;
adjusting at least one of the first and second aperture locations, while maintaining a spacing between the first and second aperture locations, to maintain the angle of orientation, in response to movement of the stereoscopic endoscope;
capturing image data through apertures at the first and second aperture locations; and
generating, based on the image data, control signals representing the view of the scene, the control signals configured to present the view of the scene on one or more display devices associated with the stereoscopic endoscope.

US Pat. No. 10,365,547

DIGITAL MICRO-MIRROR DEVICE WITH A HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A digital micro-mirror device with a heat dissipation structure, comprising:a circuit board, having an opening;
a digital micro-mirror unit, mounted on a first side of the circuit board corresponding to the opening, and having a lit surface facing away from the circuit board;
a digital micro-mirror device (DMD) mask covering an outer periphery of the lit surface, wherein a surface of the DMD mask has a black coating for reducing imaging light leakage caused by stray shooting into the digital micro-mirror unit;
a thermo-insulation element, arranged between an outer periphery of the digital micro-mirror unit and the digital micro-mirror device mask, the digital micro-mirror unit not being directly connecting to the digital micro-mirror device mask such that heat of the digital micro-mirror device mask is not directly conducted to the digital micro-mirror unit;
a thermoelectric cooler (TEC), arranged on a second side of the circuit board, having a cold side and a hot side, and the cold side being thermally connected to the digital micro-mirror unit, wherein the second side is opposite to the first side; and
a thermo-conductive body attached on the hot side of the TEC.

US Pat. No. 10,365,541

LENS BARREL

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A collapsible lens barrel used for an imaging device, the collapsible lens barrel comprising:a base barrel mounted to the imaging device;
a drive device including a linear motion member reciprocating in an optical axis direction and a drive source for driving the linear motion member;
a cam frame disposed inside the base barrel and provided with a cam groove;
a drive device frame that is engaged with the cam groove in the cam frame and causes the drive device to reciprocate in the optical axis direction;
a focus lens group frame that holds a focus lens group; and
a contact part and an arm that extend from the focus lens group frame toward an object side and are engaged with the linear motion member to cause the focus lens group frame to reciprocate in the optical axis direction,
wherein, in a collapsed position, a plurality of lens groups is disposed inside the arm.

US Pat. No. 10,365,538

QUANTUM COMPUTER AND QUANTUM COMPUTING METHOD

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A quantum computer comprising:a plurality of first physical systems provided in a cavity, the plurality of first physical systems including a first energy level, a second energy level, a third energy level, and a fourth energy level which are different from each other, the first energy level and the second energy level being used for a qubit, the plurality of first physical systems including a first transition between the fourth energy level and the first energy level, a second transition between the fourth energy level and the second energy level, and a third transition between the fourth energy level and the third energy level, the third transition being coupled to a common cavity mode of the cavity;
a second physical system provided in the cavity, the second physical system including a fifth energy level, a sixth energy level, and a seventh energy level which are different from each other, the second physical system including a fourth transition between the seventh energy level and the fifth energy level, and a fifth transition between the seventh energy level and the sixth energy level, the fifth transition being coupled to the common cavity mode; and
a light source unit configured to simultaneously irradiate two of the plurality of first physical systems with a first laser light beam and a second laser light beam to manipulate the two first physical systems, the first laser light beam resonating with the second transition of one of the two physical systems, the second laser light beam resonating with the second transition of the other of the two physical systems, the light source unit being configured to continuously irradiate the second physical system with a third laser light beam over a period when the two first physical systems are irradiated with the first laser light beam and the second laser light beam, the third laser light beam resonating with the fourth transition of the second physical system.

US Pat. No. 10,365,529

DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE DISPLAY DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A display device comprising:a pixel portion comprising:
a first transistor;
a first insulating film over the first transistor;
a second insulating film over the first insulating film, the second insulating film comprising an opening;
a third insulating film over the second insulating film;
a pixel electrode over the third insulating film, the pixel electrode being electrically connected to the first transistor through the opening; and
a first alignment film over the third insulating film and the pixel electrode; and
a driver circuit portion comprising:
a second transistor;
the first insulating film over the second transistor; and
the second insulating film over the first insulating film,
wherein each of the first transistor and the second transistor comprises an oxide semiconductor layer comprising a channel formation region,
wherein the first transistor further comprises an electrode in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer,
wherein a part of the third insulating film is in contact with the electrode,
wherein the part of the third insulating film is in the opening of the second insulating film,
wherein the first insulating film comprises an inorganic insulating material,
wherein the second insulating film comprises an organic insulating material,
wherein the third insulating film comprises an inorganic insulating material, and
wherein a part of the second insulating film is in contact with the first alignment film.

US Pat. No. 10,365,528

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An LCD display device comprising:a display panel comprising an array substrate, a color film substrate, and liquid crystals between the array substrate and the color film substrate; and
a backlight unit disposed under the display panel;
wherein the array substrate comprises:
a plurality of pixel units arranged in rows and columns, each row of the plurality of pixel units comprising a first sub-pixel row, a second sub-pixel row, and a third sub-pixel row, wherein the first, second, and third sub-pixel rows are arranged adjacent to each other, successively; and
a plurality of gate lines, each gate line of the plurality of gate lines being configured to drive one sub-pixel row;
wherein a first gate line for driving the first sub-pixel row and a second gate line for driving the second sub-pixel row in a same pixel unit are both located between the first sub-pixel row and the second sub-pixel row in the same pixel unit; and
wherein a distance between the first gate line and the second gate line is smaller than a distance between each of the first and second gate lines and the first and second sub-pixel rows, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,365,515

VA LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL BASED ON BM-LESS TECHNOLOGY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A vertical alignment (VA) liquid crystal display panel based on black matrix (BM)-less technology, comprising: a lower substrate, a thin-film transistor (TFT) layer formed on the lower substrate, a protective layer formed on the TFT layer, a color resist layer formed on the protective layer, a passivation layer formed on the color resist layer, a pixel electrode layer formed on the passivation layer, an upper substrate arranged opposite to the lower substrate, a common electrode layer formed on one side of the upper substrate that is adjacent to the lower substrate, a main photo spacer and a sub photo spacer formed on a surface of the common electrode layer, an enclosure sealant formed on an edge portion of the lower substrate, an edge frame formed on an edge portion of the common electrode layer and corresponding to the enclosure sealant, and a liquid crystal layer arranged between the lower substrate and the upper substrate;the color resist layer comprising red color resist, green color resist, and blue color resist that are arranged in the form of an array, a color mixture prevention zone being arranged between every two adjacent ones of the color resists and formed of a stacked arrangement of red color resist and blue color resist;
the main photo spacer and the sub photo spacer being arranged to correspond to the color mixture prevention zone, the color mixture prevention zone having a portion that is opposite to the main photo spacer and the sub photo spacer and is provided with a recess formed therein in such a way that a distal end of the main photo spacer that is distant from the upper substrate in a predetermined direction away from the upper substrate is in engagement with a bottom of the recess, and a distal end of the sub photo spacer that is distant from the upper substrate in the predetermined direction is spaced from the bottom of the recess, wherein the distal ends of the main photo spacer and the sub photo spacers are spaced from each other in the predetermined direction and a spacing distance between the distal ends of the main photo spacer and the sub photo spacer includes a fraction of a depth of the recess between the bottom of the recess and the surface of the common electrode layer of the upper substrate in the predetermined direction;
the main photo spacer, the sub photo spacer, and the edge frame each formed of a material that comprises a black material; and
wherein in the color mixture prevention zone, the blue color resist is stacked on the red color resist, the recess is formed in the blue color resist, and the red color resist has a portion that corresponds to and is located under the recess and is provided with a second recess.

US Pat. No. 10,365,510

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ORGANIC FUNCTIONAL LAYER IN A DISPLAY PANEL

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A method for manufacturing an organic functional layer in a display panel, comprising:step S1, providing a carrier substrate, and coating to form an organic material layer on the carrier substrate;
step S2, providing a transfer head, disposing transfer protrusions with a pattern on the transfer head, pasting a side of the transfer head which is disposed with the transfer protrusions on the organic material layer, then ripping the transfer head from the organic material layer, adhering a portion of the organic material layer contacted with the transfer protrusions by the transfer protrusions, and deriving an organic material pattern;
step S3, providing a receiving substrate, disposing the organic material pattern which is adhered by the transfer head on the receiving substrate, forming a patterned organic functional layer on the receiving substrate corresponding to a pattern of the transfer protrusions;
wherein before the step S3, disposing the organic material pattern which is adhered by the transfer head on the receiving substrate, further comprising: immersing a bottom of the organic material pattern which is adhered by the transfer head in a bonding solvent;
in the step S3, after disposing the organic material pattern adhering with the bonding solvent on the receiving substrate, bonding the organic material pattern to the receiving substrate by the bonding solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,365,505

SIDE PIECE STRUCTURE OF A PAIR OF GLASSES

1. A side piece structure of a pair of glasses, comprising:at least one temple, having a slot, a fastener hole, a pivot hole and a first mark; and
at least one side piece, having a bracket, a fastener bump, a pivot, a second mark and a side cover,
wherein the pivot hole is a groove not penetrating through the at least one temple, the pivot of the at least one side piece is inserted into the pivot hole from an inner side of the at least one temple, and the fastener bump is engaged with the fastener hole; the bracket is fitted into the slot, and the first mark is aligned with the second mark.

US Pat. No. 10,365,504

RIGID, GAS-PERMEABLE POLYMER AS OVER-MOLD AND SEALANT FOR ADAPTIVE OPHTHALMIC LENS

Verily Life Sciences LLC,...

1. A method comprising:forming an electroactive lens assembly, wherein the electroactive lens assembly comprises an amount of liquid crystal disposed between a first lens and a second lens, and wherein the electroactive lens assembly comprises first and second electrodes to which voltage can be applied to alter an optical power of the electroactive lens assembly;
applying an adhesive to the electroactive lens assembly, wherein the applied adhesive contacts the first lens and the second lens such that the amount of liquid crystal is contained within a combination of the first lens, the second lens, and the applied adhesive;
electrically coupling the first and second electrodes of the electroactive lens assembly to an electronic circuit;
disposing the electroactive lens assembly, the applied adhesive, and the electronic circuit within a precursor material;
curing the applied adhesive; and
curing the precursor material to form a rigid, gas-permeable polymer layer, wherein the applied adhesive and the electronic circuit are fully encapsulated by a combination of the rigid, gas-permeable polymer layer and one or more lenses of the electroactive lens assembly, wherein at least one of the lenses of the electroactive lens assembly comprises a rigid, gas-permeable polymeric material.

US Pat. No. 10,365,498

ILLUMINATION DEVICE, PROJECTION APPARATUS AND PROJECTION-TYPE IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. An illumination device comprising an optical device that varies an incidence angle of a coherent light beam at each position on an illumination zone with time, wherein the optical device comprises, in this order:an irradiation unit;
a hologram recording medium comprising a plurality of recording areas; and
an illumination zone;
wherein the illumination zone is a virtual plane that is illuminated by a coherent light beam whose angle of incidence changes with time;
wherein the irradiation unit irradiates the coherent light beam to the hologram recording medium so that the coherent light beam scans the hologram recording areas of the hologram recording medium;
wherein each of the plurality of recording areas diffracts the coherent light beam incident from the irradiation unit and illuminates a respective part of the illumination zone among a plurality of parts of the illumination zone as the angle of incidence changes with time, wherein one part of the illumination zone is different from another part of the illumination zone; and
wherein when the coherent light beam from the irradiation unit scans the plurality of recording areas, each of the plurality of recording areas scanned diffracts the coherent light beam so that, at each position on the plurality of recording areas, the coherent light beam illuminates a corresponding part of the illumination zone in its entirety as the coherent light beam is superimposed.

US Pat. No. 10,365,497

BACKLIGHT UNIT AND AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC 3D DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A backlight unit comprising:a 3D (three-dimensional) light guide plate including first light output patterns to output light;
first light sources irradiating light to at least one side of the 3D light guide plate;
a 2D (two-dimensional) light guide plate arranged below the 3D light guide plate and including second light output patterns to output light; and
second light sources irradiating light to at least one side of the 2D light guide plate,
wherein the first light output patterns are a plurality of line prism patterns spaced apart from each other,
wherein the first light output patterns are aligned and overlapped with some of the second light output patterns,
wherein each of the plurality of line prism patterns of the first light output patterns includes a plurality of triangular prisms extending in an alignment direction of the first light sources,
wherein the plurality of line prism patterns of the first light output patterns are arranged in an extending direction crossing the alignment direction of the first light sources, and
wherein the plurality of line prism patterns of the first light output patterns arranged in the extending direction are inclined at a predetermined angle greater than zero with respect to one side of the 3D light guide plate that is perpendicular to the alignment direction of the first light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,365,494

ADJUSTMENT STRUCTURE OF A BRIDLE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An adjustment structure of a bridle, comprising:a bridle, comprising a rack;
a rotating shaft, comprising a first ring gear and a second ring gear both around an axis, wherein the first ring gear and the rack are coupled to each other so that the rotating shaft moves on the bridle by rotating about the axis; and
a knob, rotating about the axis and moved along the axis to be coupled to the rotating shall, the knob comprising a third ring gear to be engaged with or released from the second ring gear by the knob moving along the axis, when the third ring gear is engaged with the second ring gear, the knob adapted to be subjected to an external force to simultaneously drive the rotating shaft to rotate.

US Pat. No. 10,365,491

HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY INCLUDING DIFFRACTIVE COMBINER TO INTEGRATE A DISPLAY AND AN EYE-TRACKING SENSOR

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An apparatus comprising:a diffractive combiner having a front side, a back side, and a combiner optical axis running substantially through the diffractive combiner and normal to the back side;
a display unit having a display optical axis, wherein the display unit is positioned to direct display light along the display optical axis toward the diffractive combiner; and
an eye-tracking sensor having a sensor optical axis, wherein the eye-tracking sensor is positioned to receive eye-tracking radiation reflected by the diffractive combiner along the sensor optical axis;
wherein the combiner optical axis, the display optical axis, and the sensor optical axis intersect each other at the diffractive combiner.

US Pat. No. 10,365,489

SEMI-TRANSMISSIVE REFLECTION SHEET, LIGHT GUIDE PLATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A semi-transmissive reflection sheet comprising:a first optical shape layer including unit optical shapes; and
a second optical shape layer laminated on the first optical shape layer, from a side of a surface formed by the unit optical shapes;
wherein the unit optical shapes have a first surface that is inclined with respect to a light emergent side surface of the second optical shape layer, wherein the light emergent side surface of the second optical shape layer is opposed to the first optical shape layer, and wherein the unit optical shapes have a second surface that is not parallel to the light emergent side surface of the second optical shape layer; and
wherein a reflection layer that reflects at least a part of image light traveling in the semi-transmissive reflection sheet is provided only on part of the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,365,486

HEAD UP DISPLAY

LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUAN...

1. A head up display comprising:a housing having an opening;
a transmission mechanism disposed in the housing;
a cover connected to the transmission mechanism and movable between a closed position wherein the cover hides the opening and an opened position wherein the cover is located within the housing by the transmission mechanism; and
a drive mechanism configured to drive the transmission mechanism;
wherein while the cover moves from the closed position to the opened position, the cover moves to an intermediate position below the opening in a vertical way, and moves away from the intermediate position below the opening to the opened position in sequence,
wherein the transmission mechanism comprises a gear rack movably disposed in the housing and having a guide rail, the cover comprises a guide pin slidably disposed in the guide rail, and the drive mechanism is configured to drive the gear rack; and
wherein when the drive mechanism drives the gear rack, the cover is driven to move through a connection between the guide rail of the gear rack and the guide pin,
wherein the guide rail comprises a first parallel section, a second parallel section and an inclined section connecting the first parallel section and the second parallel section;
wherein when the cover is located at the closed position, the guide pin is located within the first parallel section; when the cover is located at the intermediate position and the opened position, the guide pin is located within the second parallel section.

US Pat. No. 10,365,473

ELECTRO-MAGNETIC ACTUATION ROTATIONAL ADAPTIVE MIRROR

King Fahd University of P...

1. A mirror, comprising:a reflective film including a flexible polymer with a reflective coating, wherein the reflective film is bendable up to 100% as measured as a ratio of reflective film edge displacement to the distance to the center of the film, wherein the reflective film edge displacement is measured relative to a flat reflective film profile;
at least one magnet attached to the reflective film;
a motor configured to rotate the reflective film about the center of the reflective film, wherein the reflective film is secured to the motor; and
at least one electromagnet displaced proximal to the at least one magnet attached to the reflective film, wherein the at least one electromagnet is configured to receive an applied voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,365,470

ENDOSCOPE HAVING A LATERAL DIRECTION OF VIEW

1. An endoscope comprising:an endoscope shaft, which has an outer tube and an inner tube rotatable relative to each other, the outer tube radially surrounding the inner tube;
a first optical assembly disposed in a distal region of the endoscope shaft, the first optical assembly being one or more of accommodated in the outer tube and operated by the outer tube;
a second optical assembly disposed in the distal region of the endoscope shaft, the second optical assembly being accommodated in the inner tube;
an axial bearing arranged between the outer tube and the inner tube in a proximal region of the endoscope shaft wherein the axial bearing includes an outer ring associated with the outer tube and an inner ring associated with the inner tube, the axial bearing being configured to restrict relative movement of the first and second optical assemblies in an axial direction of the endoscope shaft;
a radial bearing arranged between the inner tube and the outer tube in the distal region of the endoscope shaft, the radial bearing being configured to restrict relative movement of the first and second optical assemblies relative to each other in a radial direction of the endoscope shaft; and
a fixing device for the axial bearing, the fixing device including a first elastomer body provided for the outer ring of the axial bearing and a second elastomer body provided for the inner ring of the axial bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,365,459

IMAGING OPTICAL LENS ASSEMBLY, IMAGE CAPTURING UNIT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD...

1. An imaging optical lens assembly comprising six lens elements, the six lens elements being, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element and a sixth lens element;wherein the first lens element has negative refractive power, the second lens element has negative refractive power, the third lens element has negative refractive power, the third lens element has an object-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof, and the imaging optical lens assembly has a total of six lens elements;
wherein a focal length of the imaging optical lens assembly is f, a focal length of the first lens element is f1, a focal length of the second lens element is f2, a focal length of the third lens element is f3, a focal length of the fourth lens element is f4, a focal length of the fifth lens element is f5, a focal length of the sixth lens element is f6, a focal length of the i-th lens element is fi, a sum of absolute values of ratios f/fi is ?|f/fi|, a curvature radius of the object-side surface of the third lens element is R5, a curvature radius of an image-side surface of the third lens element is R6, and the following conditions are satisfied:
2.47 ?4.0<(R5+R6)/(R5?R6)<0.65.

US Pat. No. 10,365,455

OPTICAL SYSTEM

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. An optical system comprising:a first lens having positive refractive power;
a second lens having negative refractive power and a convex object-side surface;
a third lens having positive refractive power and a convex image-side surface;
a fourth lens having negative refractive power;
a fifth lens having refractive power and a concave image-side surface in the paraxial region;
a sixth lens having refractive power and a convex object-side surface; and
wherein the first to sixth lenses are sequentially disposed from an object side, and
wherein an overall focal length of the optical system f and a focal length of the fifth lens f5 satisfy:
0.2<|f/f5|<0.4, and
wherein the focal length of the fifth lens f5 and a focal length of the sixth lens f6 satisfy:
0.3<|f/f5|+|f/f6|<0.6.

US Pat. No. 10,365,449

MODULAR FIBER FRAME

1. A modular fiber frame, comprising:a frame body having a front side a back side, and a generally rectangular shape;
a high density connection module attached to the frame body;
a splitter bracket disposed on the front side of the frame body and configured to hold a plurality of optical splitter modules outside the high density connection module, wherein all connections to the plurality of optical splitter modules are made on the front side of the modular fiber frame; and
a preterminated cable harness optically connected to a back of the high density connection module, wherein the high density connection module includes a protective cover over at least a portion of said preterminated cable harness, and wherein at least a portion of the preterminated cable harness is arranged between the protective cover and the back of the high density connection module.

US Pat. No. 10,365,446

OPTICAL MODULE STRUCTURE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An optical module structure comprising:a main substrate,
an interposer substrate electrically connected to the main substrate via a first protruding electrode;
a first communication LSI electrically connected to the interposer substrate via a second protruding electrode;
an IC element electrically connected to the interposer substrate via a lateral-surface connection terminal of the interposer substrate and via a third protruding electrode;
an Si bench substrate electrically connected to the IC element via a fourth protruding electrode and via a lateral-surface connection terminal of the Si bench substrate;
an optical element electrically connected to the Si bench substrate via a fifth protruding electrode; and
an optical fiber optically connected via an optical waveguide formed on the Si bench substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,365,445

OPTICAL MODULES INTEGRATED INTO AN IC PACKAGE OF A NETWORK SWITCH HAVING ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS EXTEND ON DIFFERENT PLANES

Mellanox Technologies, Lt...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an Integrated Circuit (IC), which is mounted on a substrate and is configured to exchange one or more communication signals with one or more electro-optical transducers, and to exchange one or more control signals with external circuitry; and
an array of electrical interconnections soldered to the IC, the array comprising:
first electrical connections, which extend on a plane parallel to the substrate, and are configured to conduct the communication signals; and
second electrical connections, which extend on one or more planes not parallel to the substrate, and are configured to conduct the control signals.

US Pat. No. 10,365,438

BACKLIGHT UNIT, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A backlight unit, comprising:a backlight source and a diffraction grating provided on the backlight source;
wherein each of monochromatic light emitting units in the backlight source corresponds to N grating patterns on the diffraction grating, where N is a natural number greater than 1, wherein the diffraction grating is a sinusoidal phase grating, if its inclination angle is ?G, its grating constant is ?, its grating length is L, its thickness is d, its complex amplitude projection coefficient is:

where q represents the diffraction order of the diffraction grating, Jq represents the first class Bessel function of order q; u=1/? represents the spatial frequency of the grating; rq=(?q, ?q, ?q) represents the directional cosine of the emitting light; the intensity of the emitting light is modulated by v=2??nd/?, ?n represents the refractive index of the grating, ? represents the wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,365,423

LIGHT GUIDE BODY COMPRISING AN INJECTION-MOULDED MAT AND LIGHT CHANNELS

1. A light guide mat for the production of a block- or cuboid-shaped light guide body, which mat is arranged in a casting mold and can be sealed in a pourable, curable casting compound, wherein the light guide mat consists at least to some extent of a light-conducting plastic, and light guide elements consisting of an at least partially light-conducting plastic are integrally formed on said light guide mat, one of the end faces of the light guide elements being formed as light-emitting surfaces on the upper face of the light guide body, and at least longitudinal struts of the light guide mat are formed as light channels for receiving point-like, light-generating elements, wherein the light channels are integrally formed on the face of the light guide element near to the bottom, wherein the light guide mat consists of longitudinal and transverse struts connected to one another in the form of a grid, and the profiled light guide elements are integrally formed at the point of intersection of the longitudinal and transverse struts, and the light-generating elements are designed as LED elements, which are arranged on a mounting bar which is held in the light channel, the mounting bar and the light channel extending longitudinally in the same direction as the longitudinal struts.

US Pat. No. 10,365,403

AUTOMATED CALIBRATION OF A STRATIGRAPHIC FORWARD MODELLING (SFM) TOOL USING A NEIGHBORHOOD ALGORITHM WITH EXPLICIT ESCAPE CLAUSES

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A method for obtaining multiple calibrated stratigraphic forward models of a geological evolution and fill of a sedimentary basin for basin modeling or reservoir prediction for hydrocarbon exploration, the method comprising the steps of:a) obtaining geological data for the sedimentary basin;
b) analyzing the geological data for determining a set of geological processes that are indicative of the geologic evolution and fill of the sedimentary basin;
c) analyzing the geologic data for identifying a plurality of input parameters consistent with the set of geological processes, identifying the input parameters that are uncertain, and estimating a range of geologically realistic values for the uncertain input parameters;
d) providing a process-based Stratigraphic Forward Modeling (SFM) tool capable of simulating the set of geological processes;
e) defining calibration constraints from the geological data, and a calibration error threshold for each of the calibration constraints;
f) providing a set of input parameters to the SFM tool;
g) producing a set of stratigraphic forward models from the set of input parameters;
h) determining a calibration error for each of the set of stratigraphic forward models by comparing to the calibration constraints;
i) providing a conditional sampling algorithm, wherein the conditional sampling algorithm samples a neighborhood of the sets of input parameters that produced stratigraphic forward models with best agreement to the calibration constraints;
j) providing a local minima explicit escape clause for the conditional sampling algorithm to forbid oversampling of local minima, wherein the local minima explicit escape clause identifies local minima, wherein the local minima are combinations of input parameters in a densely sampled region with a calibration error greater than the calibration error threshold, thereby allowing the conditional sampling algorithm to continue sampling in other regions of probable admissible solutions of input parameters;
k) providing an admissible solution explicit escape clause for the conditional sampling algorithm to prevent oversampling of admissible solutions, wherein the admissible solution explicit escape clause identifies admissible solutions, wherein admissible solution are combinations of input parameters with a calibration error less than the calibration error threshold, thereby allowing the conditional sampling algorithm to continue sampling in other regions of probable admissible solutions of input parameters; and
i) repeating steps g)-k), wherein the sets of input parameters is modified by the local minima explicit escape clause and the admissible solution explicit escape clause, until a plurality of admissible solutions are obtained, hereby providing multiple calibrated stratigraphic forward models of the geological evolution and fill of the sedimentary basin that can be used for basin modeling or reservoir prediction for hydrocarbon exploration.

US Pat. No. 10,365,401

SYSTEM FOR GEOSTEERING AND FORMATION EVALUATION UTILIZING NEAR-BIT SENSORS

1. A downhole drilling tool, comprising:a downhole motor comprising a rotor and a stator;
a universal-joint assembly comprising an upper universal joint and a lower universal joint and a connecting rod connecting the upper universal joint and the lower universal joint;
a drive shaft assembly comprising a drive shaft;
a drill bit coupled to a distal end of the drive shaft; and
a measurement sub,
wherein a distal end of the downhole motor is coupled to the upper universal-joint, the drive shaft assembly is coupled to the lower universal-joint, and
wherein the connecting rod extends through the measurement sub in a longitudinal direction of the measurement sub,
wherein the stator in the downhole motor comprises a conduit built in the elastomer liner that receives an electric wire or a data cable, and
wherein the measurement sub comprises:
a resistivity measurement tool for measuring a formation resistivity in a borehole;
at least one gamma ray detector disposed on a surface of the measurement sub;
at least one accelerometer for measuring an inclination of the borehole;
at least one ultrasonic probe for measuring a caliper of the borehole; and
a communication module for transmitting data through wired connection or wirelessly.

US Pat. No. 10,365,394

WORKFLOW TO USE BOREHOLE COMPLETION AS ANTENNA FOR GEOPHYSICAL APPLICATIONS

GroundMetrics, Inc., San...

1. A method comprising: performing an electromagnetic geophysical survey including:transmitting current from a first source into a borehole in the earth;
measuring an electromagnetic field generated by the current transmitted from the first source to create subsurface data;
transmitting current from a second source into the earth, wherein the second source is located at a surface of the earth;
measuring an electromagnetic field generated by the current transmitted from the second source with a receiver located at the surface to create near surface data;
inverting the near surface data to determine a near surface resistivity distribution of the earth;
constructing a background model and updating the background model based on the near surface resistivity distribution;
estimating a leakage current distribution; and
calculating a resistivity distribution of the earth using the subsurface data, the background model and the leakage current distribution, wherein the leakage current distribution is used as a source current distribution, and wherein the resistivity distribution represents results of the electromagnetic geophysical survey.

US Pat. No. 10,365,386

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SALT SURFACE UPDATING VIA WAVEFIELD REDATUMING

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., San...

1. A computer-implemented method for subsalt seismic imaging, comprising:a. receiving, at a computer processor, a seismic dataset representative of a subsurface volume of interest including a salt body and at least one initial subsurface model;
b. redatuming, via the computer processor, a source wavefield and a receiver wavefield to a surface of the salt body to create a redatumed source wavefield and a redatumed receiver wavefield;
c. cross-correlating, via the computer processor, the redatumed source wavefield and the redatumed receiver wavefield to produce a time cross-correlation window for each point on the surface of the salt body;
d. analyzing, via the computer processor, time differences in the time cross-correlation window to determine errors in location of the surface of the salt body;
e. updating, via the computer processor, the surface of the salt body to generate updated subsurface model; and
f. using the updated subsurface model for subsalt seismic imaging.

US Pat. No. 10,365,377

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOBILITY MODE STATE DETECTION

Marvell International Ltd...

1. An apparatus for detecting mobility mode state of a wireless mobile device, the apparatus comprising:a receiver configured to receive satellite navigation data from a satellite navigation system;
a memory configured to include a location determination algorithm, a mobility mode state detection algorithm, and one or more first-in, first-out (FIFO) queues; and
a processor configured to:
acquire the satellite navigation data, and store the satellite navigation data in the one or more FIFO queues;
estimate position data of the wireless mobile device by executing the location determination algorithm stored in the memory, and store the position data of the wireless mobile device in the one or more FIFO queues, wherein the position data includes position information, velocity, and time associated with the position data; and
detect a mobility mode state in which the wireless mobile device is in by executing the mobility state detection algorithm stored in the memory, based on the velocity acquired from the estimated position data and previous mobility mode state data and store the mobility mode state of the wireless mobile device in the one or more FIFO queues.

US Pat. No. 10,365,370

WEAR TOLERANT HYDRAULIC / PNEUMATIC PISTON POSITION SENSING USING OPTICAL SENSORS

1. An optical apparatus for measuring absolute mechanical displacement of actuators, joints, or other mechanical apparatus that contain mechanical parts that move with respect to each other, comprising:a) an (230) image sensor capturing (001) images directed at the (208) surface of a (200) moving part of said mechanical apparatus under observation that moves with respect to said (230) image sensor capturing (001) images, such that said (230) image sensor capturing (001) images is mounted onto another part of said mechanical apparatus,
b) (014) points that contrast with adjacent surroundings from said (001) images,
c) a plurality of (210) calibration positions, such that at each said (210) calibration position, there is an arrangement of known calibration points that contrast with adjacent surroundings on said (208) surface, and
d) detected (026) alignment of said (200) moving part with said (230) image sensor capturing (001) images at said (210) calibration position by matching said (014) points that contrast with adjacent surroundings with said known calibration points that contrast with adjacent surroundings, such that the absolute displacement of said (200) moving part with respect to said (230) image sensor capturing (001) images is known absolute displacement,
whereby said absolute displacement of said (200) moving part with respect to said (230) image sensor capturing (001) images is corrected at said (210) calibration positions, and whereby said (210) calibration positions do not require markings on said (208) surface of said (200) moving part of said mechanical apparatus under observation.

US Pat. No. 10,365,368

OBJECT DETECTING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An object detecting device comprising:a detector that detects presence or absence of an object based on whether a receiving unit that converts a mechanical vibration into an electric signal receives a reflected ultrasonic wave transmitted intermittently from a transmitting unit; and
a determination unit that determines that the transmitting unit is normal when the electric signal of the reflected ultrasonic wave is not detected in a plurality of determination sections each of which is set within a predetermined time from a starting time point of the transmission of the ultrasonic wave, the determination unit determining that the transmitting unit is abnormal when a correlation value of waveforms of a plurality of the electric signals detected in each of the plurality of determination sections is greater than or equal to a specified value, the determination unit determining that the transmitting unit is normal when the correlation value is less than the specified value,
wherein the determination unit compares an amplitude of the electric signal to a reference value in each of the plurality of determination sections, and determines that the correlation value is greater than or equal to the specified value when the amplitude is greater than or equal to the reference value over a whole of the plurality of determination sections.

US Pat. No. 10,365,363

MOBILE LOCALIZATION USING SPARSE TIME-OF-FLIGHT RANGES AND DEAD RECKONING

Humatics Corporation, Wa...

1. A method for mobile localization of an object time-of-flight data and dead reckoning, the method comprising:creating a dead reckoning local frame of reference wherein the dead reckoning local frame of reference includes an estimation of localization of the object with respect to known locations of one or more Ultra Wide Band (UWB) transceivers;
determining when the estimation of localization of the object is within a predetermined range of one or more of the Ultra Wide Band transceivers;
initiating a conversation with one of the one or more of the UWB transceivers within the predetermined range;
receiving a signal from the one of the one or more UWB transceivers within the predetermined range, wherein the signal includes a time stamp associated with the conversation and paired with the dead reckoning local frame of reference;
collecting range data between the object and the one of the one or more UWB transceivers within the predetermined range; and
updating object position based on the collected range data.

US Pat. No. 10,365,357

LOCATION ESTIMATION METHOD AND APPARATUS USING ACCESS POINT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operation for a location estimation apparatus communicating with an access point (AP) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a first received signal strength indicator (RSSI) signal measured at a first AP via a second AP, and generating a first RSSI vector corresponding to the first RSSI signal;
calculating a path loss exponent using a distance between the first AP and the second AP and the first RSSI vector, and generating a second RSSI vector for each of multiple sub-regions constituting an entire region based on the path loss exponent; and
generating a radio map for the entire region based on the first RSSI vector and the second RSSI vector.

US Pat. No. 10,365,343

MULTI-ECHO LENGTH AND OFFSET VARIED SATURATION (ME-LOVARS) METHOD FOR CHEMICAL EXCHANGE SATURATION TRANSFER (CEST) MR IMAGING

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. A method for magnetic resonance imaging of a subject comprising:generating a magnetization using an magnetic resonance imaging machine;
applying “N” number of iterative modules to achieve multiple readouts;
wherein the “N” number of iterative modules each comprise a saturation preparation component, a readout component, and a flip back component;
processing the multiple readouts into an image of the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,365,328

REGISTER ARRAY HAVING GROUPS OF LATCHES WITH SINGLE TEST LATCH TESTABLE IN SINGLE PASS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A register array comprising:a plurality of groups of latches, each of the groups of latches comprises:
a first latch;
a second latch; and
a test latch connected to the first latch and the second latch,
during functional operation the first latch and the second latch process data, in response to a same read/write clock signal, and
during test operation:
a skewed test clock signal of an original test clock signal is supplied at different timings first to the test latch, secondly to the first latch, and lastly to the second latch;
a single scan signal is input to the first latch; and
the first latch and the second latch are connected to the test latch to cause the single scan signal to cascade from the first latch through the test latch to the second latch, and be output by the second latch, to use a single test clock signal and the single scan signal to test both the first latch and the second latch within a single cycle of the original test clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,365,324

ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND ANALYSIS METHOD

HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.,...

1. An analysis system identifying a heat source position inside a measurement object, the analysis system comprising:an applying unit configured to apply an AC signal to the measurement object;
a light detector configured to detect light from the measurement object according to the AC signal and outputting a detection signal; and
an analyzer configured to identify the heat source position based on the detection signal,
wherein the applying unit is configured to apply the AC signal with an amplitude in an OFF period of a lock-in cycle that is smaller than in an ON period of the lock-in cycle according to a trigger signal with a predetermined lock-in cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,365,318

TESTING AND SETTING PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS IN A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD THEREFOR

1. A method of providing a temperature value from a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) device, comprising the steps of:receiving a test mode command that activates a temperature value output mode of operation;
providing the temperature value to an output buffer circuit;
providing an enable signal to the output buffer circuit;
outputting the temperature value that indicates a temperature range, the temperature value is outputted from the output buffer circuit to at least one terminal that is electrically connected external to the DRAM device; and
selectively providing the temperature value to the output buffer circuit based on the test mode command wherein the DRAM device is configured to process more than one test mode command; and
wherein the temperature value includes at least 5 binary bits.

US Pat. No. 10,365,314

ELECTRICAL SIGNATURE FAULT DETECTION

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A system for communication, the system comprising:a first card comprising:
a pluggable interface; and
a processor configured to:
generate, from an electrical function, an electrical signal; and
transmit, at the pluggable interface, the electrical signal;
a second card comprising:
a pluggable interface configured to receive, from the first card, the electrical signal, wherein the received electrical signal is different than the electrical signal transmitted by the first card;
a receiving (Rx) serializer/deserializer (SerDes) configured to convert the received electrical signal into a received digital electrical signal; and
a backplane comprising:
a first receiving interface configured to receive the pluggable interface of the first card;
a second receiving interface configured to receive the pluggable interface of the second card; and
a trace configured to electronically couple the first receiving interface and the second receiving interface,
wherein one or more processors are configured to:
determine an electrical signature of the received electrical signal from the received digital electrical signal when the received electrical signal is received by the second card; and
determine, based on the electrical signature, a position of a fault between the first card and the second card,
wherein the fault causes the received electrical signal to be different than the electrical signal transmitted by the first card.

US Pat. No. 10,365,306

DETECTION CIRCUIT

LAPIS Semiconductor Co., ...

1. A detection circuit provided in a gamma buffer circuit configured to include at least one transistor that receives application of a first voltage and to generate gradation voltages on the basis of a plurality of gamma voltages, the detection circuit comprising:a first comparison circuit for comparing a largest gamma voltage having a largest voltage value among the plurality of gamma voltages with a substrate potential of the transistor and outputting a first comparison result signal which is indicative of a result of the comparison,
a second comparison circuit, including an inverter which is operable under a second voltage as a source voltage, for comparing a threshold voltage of the inverter with the substrate potential and outputting a second comparison result signal which is indicative of a result of the comparison; and
a detection result output circuit for outputting a detection result showing if voltage decrease or power discontinuity of the first voltage is occurring on the basis of the first comparison result signal and the second comparison result signal.

US Pat. No. 10,365,297

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATION OF A TACHOMETER SIGNAL AND REDUCTION OF JITTER

Green Power Monitoring Sy...

1. A method of generating a tachometer signal with reduced jitter comprising the steps of:receiving vibration data from a vibration sensor that monitors a rotating component;
applying a band pass filter to the vibration data;
using a fast Fourier transform to filter the vibration data;
producing a tachometer signal from the transformed, filtered vibration data;
applying a low band pass filter to the tachometer signal;
fast Fourier transforming the filtered tachometer signal; and
reconstructing a reconstructed tachometer signal with reduced jitter from the transformed, filtered tachometer signal.

US Pat. No. 10,365,266

MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS

Menarini Silicon Biosyste...

1. A kit for further depletion of white blood cells (WBCs) during enrichment of rare cells comprising: (a) a marker that selectively binds to a rare cell and a white blood cell, wherein the marker is conjugated to a magnetic particle; (b) a leukocyte marker that is conjugated to a hapten; and (c) a solid surface comprising an antibody to the hapten.

US Pat. No. 10,365,250

DETECTION DEVICE, DETECTION SYSTEM, AND DETECTION METHOD

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A detection device that is used for a structure,the structure including:
a first member that supports, from below, a traveling surface on which a vehicle travels;
a second member provided on an opposite side of the traveling surface with respect to the first member; and
a welded portion that is provided along an end of the second member facing the first member, the welded portion fixing the first member and the second member in a continuous manner in a longitudinal direction of the second member,
the detection device comprising:
a first plurality of acoustic emission sensors that are disposed so as to be spaced apart from each other in a direction in which the welded portion extends and are configured to detect an elastic wave transmitted to the second member, each acoustic emission sensor being attached to the second member; and
an outputter that outputs information, obtained from outputs of the first plurality of the acoustic emission sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,365,247

MOVABLE MEMBER ASSEMBLY HAVING A SENSOR ASSEMBLY

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A movable member assembly, comprising:a body extending between a first end towards a second end along a body axis;
a movable member slidably disposed within the body, the movable member provided with a first position feature and a second position feature axially spaced apart from the first position feature; and
a sonic sensor assembly disposed proximate the first end, the sonic sensor assembly having a first sonic sensor and a second sonic sensor, configured to detect a position of the movable member by detecting a position of at least one of the first position feature and the second position feature, wherein the first position feature is configured as a first sheet that defines a first reflection surface provided with a plurality of openings that interrupt the first reflection surface.

US Pat. No. 10,365,242

ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL FOR DETECTING HYDROQUINONE

King Fahd University of P...

1. An electrode, comprising:a nanostructured material comprising pyrolyzed date palm leaves,
wherein the nanostructured material has a thickness in the range of 10 to 1,000 ?m, and
wherein the pyrolyzed date palm leaves are obtained from a pyrolysis of an agro-waste comprising date palm leaves in an inert gas and in a temperature range of 800 to 1600° C.

US Pat. No. 10,365,217

LIQUID PRESENCE/TURBIDITY SENSOR USING SINGLE OPTICAL CHANNEL

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A multisensor comprising:an electronic light source and electronic light detector positioned at ends of an optical path through a channel open to receive a passage of fluid therethrough, the electronic light detector providing an electrical output signal; and
at least one optical element positioned along the optical path and to be positioned within the channel and adapted to contact the fluid in the channel to change a transmission of light between the electronic light source and electronic light detector as a function of an index of refraction of the fluid relative to material of the optical element to produce a first level of transmission of light from the electronic light source to the electronic light detector and a first value of an electrical output signal when the fluid in the passage is air and to produce a second level of transmission of light from the electronic light source to the electronic light detector and a second value of the electrical output signal detector when the fluid in the passage is clear water, the first level being greater than the second level and indicating a greater transmission of light to the electronic light detector;
wherein the multisensor further comprises detection circuitry for detecting at least three levels of light transmission corresponding to the fluid in the passage being air, the fluid in the passage being water of low turbidity, and the fluid in the passage being water of high turbidity higher than the low turbidity;
wherein the detection circuitry further comprises comparison circuitry comparing the electrical output signal to a first threshold level distinguishing between air and water where air provides greater transmission of light to the electronic light detector and comparing the electrical output signal to a second threshold level distinguishing between clear water and turbid water where clear water provides greater transmission of light to the electronic light sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,365,196

WATER TENSION SENSOR, SYSTEM FOR CHARACTERISING AND CONTINUOUSLY MEASURING SOIL WATER, SYSTEM FOR INDICATING CRITICAL SOIL WATER TENSION AND IRRIGATION ROD

1. Water tension sensor comprising:a core enveloped by a porous element, said core limited at its ends by porous blocks connected to an air inflow duct and an air outflow duct, passage of an air flow being established through the porous blocks and through the core,
wherein:
the porous element presents higher bubbling pressure than the core and the porous blocks and is air impermeable when wet;
the core is constituted by hard and compacted particles;
the sensor operates via a pneumatic mechanism and without air dissipation; and
the porous blocks provide intermediate communication of the core with an external environment.

US Pat. No. 10,365,193

TEST APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING TIME-DEPENDENCE FAILURE UNDER CONSTANT TEMPERATURE THROUGH HIGH PRESSURE TRUE TRIAXIAL LOADING FOR HARD ROCK

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A test apparatus for determining time-dependence failure under constant temperature through high pressure true triaxial loading for hard rock, comprising:a pressure chamber, a first maximum principle stress actuator, a second maximum principle stress actuator, a first intermediate principle stress actuator, a second intermediate principle stress actuator and a rigid support platform, wherein the pressure chamber is fixedly mounted on the rigid support platform, the first maximum principle stress actuator and the second maximum principle stress actuator are horizontally and symmetrically arranged on the left side and the right side of the pressure chamber, and the first intermediate principle stress actuator and the second intermediate principle stress actuator are vertically and symmetrically arranged on the upper side and the lower side of the pressure chamber; wherein a cylindrical through hole penetrating horizontally is formed in a center of the pressure chamber, four stress loading through holes are uniformly distributed in a rigid shell of the pressure chamber, on the upper side, the lower side, the left side and the right side of the cylindrical through hole, a cylindrical sample bearing platform is arranged in the cylindrical through hole, and is matched with the cylindrical through hole in a sealing manner, and the cylindrical sample bearing platform has axial movement freedom degrees relative to the cylindrical through hole;
a sample bearing and containing chamber is arranged in a center of the cylindrical sample bearing platform, four rigid pressure head placing holes are uniformly distributed in the cylindrical sample bearing platform, on the upper side, the lower side, the left side and the right side of the sample bearing and containing chamber, the four rigid pressure head placing holes are in one-to-one correspondence to the four stress loading through holes, and a rigid pressure head is arranged in each of the four rigid pressure head placing holes; a confining pressure loading oil supply hole is formed in the cylindrical sample bearing platform and communicates with the sample bearing and containing chamber; the confining pressure loading oil supply hole communicates with a confining pressure loading injection pump;
the first maximum principle stress actuator, the second maximum principle stress actuator, the first intermediate principle stress actuator and the second intermediate principle stress actuator have the same structure, and any of the first maximum principle stress actuator, the second maximum principle stress actuator, the first intermediate principle stress actuator and the second intermediate principle stress actuator includes: a sealing cover, an annular end cover, a counter-force cylinder barrel, a piston, a piston rod, a sealing flange and a stress loading injection pump, wherein the counter-force cylinder barrels are fixedly connected to the outer surface of the pressure chamber and are coincided with axial center lines of the stress loading through holes; the sealing cover is fixedly mounted at the middle of the annular end cover, the annular end cover is fixedly mounted at the outer end of the counter-force cylinder barrel, the sealing flange is fixedly mounted between the inner end of the counter-force cylinder barrel and the pressure chamber, one end of the piston rod is located in the counter-force cylinder barrel, the other end of the piston rod penetrates through the sealing flange and extends into the stress loading through holes, the piston is located in the counter-force cylinder barrel and is fixedly arranged on the piston rod in a sleeving manner, and the piston is matched with the counter-force cylinder barrel in a sealing and sliding manner; a stress loading oil supply hole is formed on the annular end cover, a stress loading oil chamber is arranged between the annular end cover and the piston, and the stress loading oil supply hole communicates with the stress loading oil chamber; a stress unloading oil supply hole is formed on the counter-force cylinder barrel, a stress unloading oil chamber is arranged between the piston and the sealing flange, and the stress unloading oil supply hole communicates with the stress unloading oil chamber; and the stress loading oil supply hole and the stress unloading oil supply hole communicate with the stress loading injection pump by an electromagnetic directional valve;
an auxiliary push-and-pull hydraulic cylinder is arranged in a rigid shell of the pressure chamber, and is arranged in parallel to the cylindrical sample bearing platform, a piston rod of the auxiliary push-and-pull hydraulic cylinder extends to the outer part of the pressure chamber, an adaptor flange is fixedly connected to the end part of the piston rod, the adaptor flange is fixedly connected with the cylindrical sample bearing platform, and the cylindrical sample bearing platform moves axially in the cylindrical through hole by the auxiliary push-and-pull hydraulic cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,365,176

WIRELESS MEASUREMENT OF INFLATABLE PRESSURE

1. An apparatus, comprising:a body having a gas housing portion that maintains a gas pressure; and
a sensor assembly for measuring the pressure within the gas housing portion that wirelessly communicates to an external reader device; wherein
the sensor assembly obtains all necessary power from the external reader device; and
wherein the sensor assembly is attached to an exterior of the gas housing portion of the body with an adhesive and the sensor assembly further includes a pressure sensor element that is exposed to the gas pressure maintained in the gas housing portion through a hole in a wall of the gas housing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,365,169

TEMPERATURE/VOLTAGE SENSOR CALIBRATION

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method comprising:by sensor calibration circuitry,
receiving temperature sensor data or voltage sensor data output by sensor circuitry that is configured to generate temperature and voltage sensor data;
calculating a trim parameter value based on the temperature sensor data or the voltage sensor data output by the sensor circuitry; and
calibrating, using the trim parameter value, the sensor circuitry to compensate error in the temperature sensor data or the voltage sensor data introduced from variation in a voltage reference of the sensor circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,365,167

FIBER GRATING TEMPERATURE SENSOR

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A fiber grating temperature sensor comprising:a hollow tube;
an optical fiber including at least one Bragg grating, the optical fiber being disposed in said hollow tube such that a gap exists between at least a portion of an internal surface of the hollow tube and an exterior surface of the optical fiber at a position of the Bragg grating;
a lubricant disposed within said hollow tube, between said exterior surface of the fiber and the interior surface of the hollow tube, wherein the lubricant at most partially fills the gap.

US Pat. No. 10,365,160

SPECTRUM MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND CALIBRATION METHOD OF SPECTRUM MEASUREMENT APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

11. A calibration method of a spectrum measurement apparatus, the method comprising:emitting light to a sample for calibration;
receiving light, which is reflected or scattered from, or transmitted through the sample for calibration, and measuring an intensity of the received light;
in response to measuring the intensity of the received light, reconstructing a spectrum of the sample for calibration while adjusting a value of a spectrum reconstruction parameter;
determining a similarity between the reconstructed spectrum of the sample for calibration and an original spectrum of the sample for calibration; and
determining an optimal value of the spectrum reconstruction parameter based on the determined similarity.

US Pat. No. 10,365,153

REDUCING EXTRANEOUS SIGNALS FOR SENSORS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A signal barrier for a sensor device, wherein the signal barrier comprises at least one wall that forms an inner space, wherein the at least one wall comprises a reflective material, wherein the signal barrier is configured to prevent an extraneous signal from entering the inner space, wherein the signal barrier is further configured to allow an intended signal within the inner space, wherein the at least one wall is configured to be disposed adjacent to a transceiver element of the sensor device, wherein the transceiver element is directed toward the inner space to transceive the intended signal without being distorted by the extraneous signal, wherein the signal barrier comprises at least one positioning feature disposed adjacent to the at least one wall, wherein the at least one positioning feature is configured to couple to a component of the sensor device, and wherein the at least one positioning feature, when coupled to the component of the sensor device, places the at least one wall in a certain position relative to the transceiver element of the sensor device.

US Pat. No. 10,365,151

INSPECTION PROBE

IHI CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An inspection system comprising:a sheet material which is disposed on a test object and on which a two-dimensional pattern indicating a position on the test object is drawn; and
an inspection probe that includes:
a chassis that is freely movable on the sheet material and has transparency and sonic wave permeability;
an ultrasonic probe that is freely movable on the test object and irradiates the test object with an ultrasonic wave to detect a reflected wave, and is fixed to the chassis;
a reader that is fixed to the chassis and reads the two-dimensional pattern, the reader having a predetermined angle of view; and
an illumination that is fixed to the chassis; and
a calculation unit that executes arithmetic processing according to a detection result according to the ultrasonic probe to acquire a flaw detection result of the test object,
wherein the ultrasonic probe is fixed to the chassis such that an incident point of an ultrasonic wave that is incident onto an opposing surface of the test object from the ultrasonic probe is within the angle of view of the reader.

US Pat. No. 10,365,144

APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CONTENTS AND METHOD FOR THE SAME

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. A content providing apparatus comprising: a tumbler capable of containing a beverage; a sensor to measure an amount of the beverage contained in the tumbler; a content output controller configured to control a level of an output of an experience content based on the amount of the beverage measured by the sensor; and a content output apparatus configured to output the experience content with the output controlled by the content output controller, wherein the experience content is any one of a sound, an image, and lighting, of an environment or location in a real time or a particular location selected by the user that tumbler would be used, wherein the experience content is a purchased content with the beverage, wherein the content output apparatus is at least any one of a speaker, a display, and a lighting device, wherein the content output controller gradually controls the level of the output of the experience content based on the amount of the beverage measured by the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,365,135

FLEXIBLE MAGNETIC-BASED FLOW METER AND METHOD FOR MAKING A FLEXIBLE FLOW METER

1. A flow rate measurement device, comprising:three separable chambers including:
a basal chamber with an inlet and an outlet, incorporated with a main sensitive component along a flow path of a fluid that enter from the inlet and exit from the outlet of the basal chamber;
a mid-chamber comprises a magnetic sensor, placed over the main sensitive component configured to sense the magnetization value from said main sensitive component, and
a top chamber comprises a processor and a display unit, configured to process, convert and display the magnetization value.

US Pat. No. 10,365,133

SENSOR SYSTEM

Omron Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A sensor system which has a plurality of sensors and which is capable of measuring a plurality of parameters corresponding to physical quantities of a measurement object, the sensor system comprising:operation setting section configured to set operations of the plurality of sensors;
event determining section configured to determine that a prescribed event has occurred when output values of at least one sensor among the plurality of sensors satisfy event conditions corresponding to an occurrence of the prescribed event; and
transmitting section configured to transmit output values of the sensors to a receiving apparatus which is externally provided,
wherein when the event determining section determines that the prescribed event has occurred, the operation setting section is configured to change an operational state of the sensor which, among the plurality of sensors, is required to determine an occurrence of an associated event which is an event that occur in association with the occurrence of the prescribed event,
wherein changing an operational state of the sensor which is required to determine an occurrence of the associated event involves setting a resolution of the sensor, sampling intervals of data by the sensor, or transmission intervals of an output value from the sensor, to a value more advantageous for determining the occurrence of the associated event, and
when the event determining section determines that the prescribed event has occurred, the operation setting section is configured to cause resolution of the sensor required to determine the occurrence of the associated event to be increased, cause the sampling intervals of data by the sensor to be shortened, or cause the transmission intervals of an output value from the sensor to be shortened.

US Pat. No. 10,365,131

HYBRID INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT

Honeywell International I...

1. A hybrid inertial measurement unit (IMU), the hybrid IMU comprising:at least one low frequency sensor providing at least a first signal containing information for a first parameter of the hybrid IMU;
at least one shock resistant sensor providing at least a second signal containing information for the first parameter of the hybrid IMU, wherein the at least one shock resistant sensor is resistant to destabilization during a destabilizing operational period, and wherein the at least one shock resistant sensor operates at a higher frequency than the at least one low frequency sensor; and
at least one processor, wherein the at least one processor further comprises:
a weighting factor computation module to compute a weight to be applied to the at least the first signal and to compute a weight to be applied to the at least the second signal;
a low frequency weighting module to apply the computed weight to the at least the first signal to create a weighted first signal;
a shock resistant weighting module to apply the computed weight to the at least the second signal to create a weighted second signal; and
a compensating module to combine the weighted first signal and the weighted second signal to create a compensated signal containing information for the first parameter of the hybrid IMU, and to output the compensated signal containing information for the first parameter of the hybrid IMU;
and wherein the compensated signal provides an improved measurement of the first parameter of the hybrid IMU over measurements provided by the first signal and the second signal during the destabilizing operational period.

US Pat. No. 10,365,128

DISPLAY DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A display device comprising:a dial having an information item disposed around an outer periphery side with respect to a predetermined central part in a circumferential direction;
a substrate arranged at a side of the dial opposite from a visual confirmation side;
a plurality of light source parts arranged on the substrate in the circumferential direction to correspond to the information item, the light source part causing the information item to emit light; and
a transmittance adjustment part arranged on the dial to face the substrate, the transmittance adjustment part having a low transmittance part in which a transmittance of light is lower than a predetermined value and a high transmittance part in which a transmittance of light is higher than that of the low transmittance part, the transmittance adjustment part adjusting a transmittance of light from the plurality of light source parts, wherein
each of the light source parts includes a first light source and a second light source having different light-emission colors to be alternately switched on lighting,
the first light source and the second light source are arranged in a same alignment order radially from the predetermined central part, and
the low transmittance part is located within an area corresponding to the plurality of light source parts, and the high transmittance part is located based on a midpoint position where a distance from the light source parts adjacent to each other is equal in the circumferential direction between the light source parts,
each of the plurality of light source parts is located adjacent to the information item in the radial direction, the first light source and the second light source are located adjacent to each other in the radial direction, the low transmittance part is located adjacent to the plurality of light source parts in the radial direction, and the high transmittance part is located at a midpoint position between the light source parts adjacent to each other in the circumferential direction.

US Pat. No. 10,365,121

MAGNETIC SENSING FOR AUTO FOCUS POSITION DETECTION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of measuring a position of a camera lens carrier moveable by an autofocus actuator, the method comprising:generating a measurement of a magnetic field resulting at least in part from one or more position sensor magnets, wherein
the generating the measurement of the magnetic field comprises measuring a magnetic field component created at least in part by the one or more position sensor magnets fixedly mounted to the camera lens carrier,
the camera lens carrier is moveably coupled to a substrate by the autofocus actuator to provide movement, in a direction orthogonal to a surface of the substrate, of the lens carrier and the one or more position sensor magnets relative to one or more motion control magnets, wherein the autofocus actuator provides the movement using Lorentz forces produced at least partly by the one or more motion control magnets, and
the generating the measurement of the magnetic field component comprises measuring the magnetic field component at a sensor fixedly mounted to, and located on, the surface of the substrate; and
calculating a position measurement for the lens carrier based at least in part upon the measurement of the magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 10,365,114

PROACTIVE DELIVERY OF NAVIGATION OPTIONS

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:using a computer to perform operations comprising:
determining a presumed target destination and a current location of a user;
identifying a plurality of routes from the current location to the presumed target destination;
automatically causing one or more of the plurality of routes to be displayed to the user;
determining an updated presumed target destination of the user;
updating the plurality of routes based on the determining of the updated presumed target destination of the user; and
automatically causing one or more of the updated plurality of routes to be displayed to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,365,113

TRANSPORT COMMUNICATION PAIRING

OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LL...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by at least one wireless device, at least one characteristic of at least one user based on at least one of at least one user search history and at least one user preference selection; and
determining, by the at least one wireless device, at least one probable route of at least one transport based on said at least one characteristic and at least one of at least one route history based on geographic data supplied by a global positioning system device and at least one input destination.

US Pat. No. 10,365,112

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A ROUTE FORECAST USER INTERFACE

HERE Global B.V., Veldho...

1. A method comprising:determining a target geographic point and a target time of arrival at the target geographic point of a target calendar entry;
causing, at least in part, a calculation of at least one reachability forecast with respect to transportation parameters, wherein the at least one reachability forecast indicates whether a user can reach the target geographic point at the target time from a starting geographic point, at least one starting time, or a combination thereof of a starting calendar entry with respect to the transportation parameters that include a plurality of modes of transport, and the modes of transport include at least two of driving, walking, and using public transportation;
causing, at least in part, a generation of representations of the at least one reachability forecast with respect to each of the modes of transport; and
causing, at least in part, a presentation of the representations with respect to each of the modes of transport side-by-side between the starting and target calendar entries in a calendar-based user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,365,110

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A PATH OF AN OBJECT FOR MOVING FROM A STARTING STATE TO AN END STATE SET AVOIDING ONE OR MORE OBSTACLES

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method for traversing, by an object, an obstacle free path from a starting point represented by a starting node to an end point represented by an end nod, the method comprising:determining, by one or more processors, the obstacle free path from the starting point to the end point, by a method comprising:
a) determining a plurality of secondary intermediate points represented by child nodes, the secondary intermediate points being between a primary intermediate point represented by a parent node and the end point, wherein the primary intermediate point is between the starting point and the end point, and wherein the plurality of secondary intermediate points are within a first threshold distance from the first intermediate point,
b) checking whether secondary partial paths from the parent node to each of the child nodes are free of obstacles and excluding secondary partial paths that are not free of obstacles,
c) computing a cost value for each of the non-excluded secondary partial paths,
d) adding the computed cost value to a cost value for a primary partial path from the starting node to the parent node,
e) adding an estimated or expected cost value for a partial path from each of the child nodes to the end node,
f) determining a lowest overall cost value from the cost values determined according to d)-f) and selecting a child node associated with the determined lowest overall cost value as a new parent node, and
g) repeatedly performing steps a)-f) until at least one termination condition is fulfilled, wherein the at least one termination condition includes the selected child node representing a secondary intermediate point within a second threshold distance to the end point; and
controlling the object so as to cause the object to travel from the starting point to the end point along the determined obstacle free path.

US Pat. No. 10,365,109

TRAVEL DISTANCE ESTIMATION DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A travel distance estimation device comprising:an acceleration sensor mounted on a vehicle that detects a traveling direction acceleration of the vehicle, the traveling direction acceleration indicating an acceleration of the vehicle in an anteroposterior direction of the vehicle;
a Global Positioning System (GPS) signal receiver mounted on the vehicle that receives a GPS signal from a GPS satellite of a GPS satellite positioning system;
a controller connected to the acceleration sensor and the GPS signal receiver, mounted on the vehicle, and having a processor configured to:
determine a plurality of traveling direction accelerations over a time period, based on output from the acceleration sensor;
calculate an acceleration integrated value by integrating the plurality of traveling direction accelerations determined by the processor over the time period;
calculate a velocity initial value of the vehicle based on a Doppler shift amount of the GPS signal received by the GPS signal receiver from the GPS satellite of the GPS satellite positioning system or a velocity of the vehicle at a time of stoppage of the vehicle;
calculate an estimated velocity of the vehicle based on the acceleration integrated value calculated by the processor and the velocity initial value calculated by the processor;
calculate an estimated travel distance of the vehicle based on the estimated velocity calculated by the processor and a predetermined time;
calculate, upon calculating the velocity initial value, a plurality of corrected past velocities by correcting a plurality of past estimated velocities, the plurality of corrected past velocities being calculated as continuous with the calculated velocity initial value, the plurality of past estimated velocities being previously determined by the processor during the time period, the time period being from when a previous velocity initial value was previously determined by the processor until the velocity initial value is determined by the processor;
recalculate, upon determining the plurality of corrected past velocities by the processor, based on the plurality of corrected past velocities and the time period, an estimated travel distance during the time period; and
estimate a traveling trajectory of the vehicle based on the estimated travel distance during the time period.

US Pat. No. 10,365,107

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING POLARIZATION-RELATED BIAS ERRORS IN RFOGS

Honeywell International I...

1. A resonating fiber optic gyroscope system, the system comprising:a fiber optic resonator;
one or more laser sources, wherein light from the one or more laser sources launches a first optical beam into the fiber optic resonator and a second optical beam into the fiber optic resonator in a direction opposite to the first optical beam;
an electro-optically tunable device in the resonator path configured to modulate the phase difference between polarization components in the first optical beam and polarization components in the second optical beam as the first optical beam and the second optical beam propagate within the fiber optic resonator;
at least one photodetector, wherein the polarization components of at least one of first optical beam and the second optical beam are incident on the at least one photodetector, wherein the at least one photodetector provides an electrical signal; and
at least one processing unit configured to receive the electrical signal and calculate a rotation rate for the resonating fiber optic gyroscope and provide a drive signal for the electro-optically tunable device;
wherein the drive signal is a wave having a direct current component, wherein the direct current component is adjusted such that the average phase difference between polarization components of the first optical beam and the average phase difference between polarization components of the second optical beam are stabilized.

US Pat. No. 10,365,083

MOTOR CONTROL SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A motor control system comprising:a motor;
a rotational angle sensor that is configured to detects a rotational angle of a motor shaft of the motor;
a torque sensor that is configured to detects a shaft torsion torque between the motor shaft, and an output shaft fixed to a load member driven by the motor; and
a motor controller that is configured to controls the motor, wherein
the motor controller is configured to estimates a rotational angle of the output shaft, based on the rotational angle of the motor shaft detected by the rotational angle sensor, the shaft torsion torque detected by the torque sensor, and a torsional rigidity obtained in advance with respect to a region between the motor shaft and the output shaft, and
the motor controller is configured to controls the motor, using the rotational angle of the output shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,365,079

IGNITER AND IGNITION DEVICE FOR DOWNHOLE SETTING TOOL POWER CHARGE

Baker Hughes, a GE compan...

1. A downhole setting tool comprising:a first housing;
a second housing connected to the first housing, the second housing including a chamber;
a power charge positioned within the chamber;
an igniter connected to a portion of the power charge, the igniter positioned within the second housing;
an ignition device connected to the igniter, the ignition device configured to actuate upon receipt of an electrical signal and the ignition device being positioned within the second housing; and
a piston configured to move upon detonation of the power charge to cause the downhole setting tool to be set within a wellbore.

US Pat. No. 10,365,078

GROUND APPARATUS FOR BULKHEAD ASSEMBLY

1. A ground apparatus configured to provide an electrical connection for a ground wire, comprising:a plate comprising a grounding body, the grounding body comprising an aperture formed in a central portion of the grounding body, and a slot extending between a perimeter of the grounding body and the aperture; and
a contact arm integrally formed with and extending from the grounding body, a free end of the ground wire being coupled to the contact arm, wherein
the ground apparatus is removably positioned on a bulkhead assembly to provide an electrical ground connection between the ground wire and a perforating gun assembly,
the plate pivots about its own axis when the ground apparatus is secured to the bulkhead assembly, and
the contact arm and the ground wire pivots in response to the plate's pivot.

US Pat. No. 10,365,067

SYSTEM FOR ALIGNING TARGET SENSOR AND WEAPON

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A system for measuring the position of a target in a coordinate system of a weapon, the system comprising:a target sensor, configured to measure the position of the target, in a coordinate system of the target sensor;
a plurality of retroreflectors secured to the weapon;
a reference measurement sensor, comprising:
an imaging sensor configured to measure the direction, in the coordinate system of the target sensor, to each retroreflector of a subset of the retroreflectors; and
a ranging sensor configured to measure the distance, in the coordinate system of the target sensor, to each retroreflector of the subset of the retroreflectors; and
a first processing circuit configured to calculate, from the direction and distance measurements, the position, in the coordinate system of the target sensor, of each of the subset of the retroreflectors;
a second processing circuit configured to calculate,
from:
the position of the target, in the coordinate system of the target sensor; and
the position, in the coordinate system of the target sensor, of each retroreflector of the subset of the retroreflectors,
a target pointing direction of the weapon, in the coordinate system of the weapon, the target pointing direction being tangent, at the weapon, to a munition trajectory beginning at the weapon and terminating at the target.

US Pat. No. 10,365,061

FIREARM BARREL WITH NON-METAL OUTER SLEEVE

1. A firearm barrel with a non-metal outer sleeve comprising: a barrel tube that includes an outer barrel diameter, an inner barrel diameter, an entrance end and an exit end, and a sleeve thread is formed on said exit end; a first non-metal tube that includes a first inner diameter and a plurality of first openings, said plurality of first openings are formed through a first wall of said first non-metal tube; a second non-metal tube that includes a second inner diameter and a plurality of second openings, said plurality of second openings are formed through a second wall of said second non-metal tube; a coupler bushing that includes a coupler inner diameter, and said coupler inner diameter is in direct contact with said barrel tube, a first end of said coupler bushing is sized to receive said first inner diameter, a second end of said coupler bushing is sized to receive said second inner diameter; a gas block that includes a gas inner diameter, said gas inner diameter is in contact with an outer diameter of said coupler bushing, and said gas block is attached to said coupler bushing with a fastener; a sleeve nut that includes a sleeve inner thread, wherein said barrel tube is inserted through said first non-metal tube, said coupler bushing and said second non-metal tube, and said sleeve nut is threaded on to said sleeve thread to retain said first non-metal tube, said coupler bushing and said second non-metal tube.

US Pat. No. 10,365,053

APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS FOR CLEANING HVAC SYSTEMS

1. An apparatus configurable for cleaning a condenser on an HVAC system, said apparatus comprising a plurality of pipes, said plurality of pipes being assembled in a manner that the apparatus is ideally suited to deliver water and/or a cleaning liquid to the condenser at a pressure sufficient to clean the condenser, the plurality of pipes having an inlet that allows water to transverse the interior of said plurality of pipes and at least one sprayer, said at least one sprayer positioned so as to deliver the water and/or the cleaning liquid to every part of the condenser without moving the apparatus, wherein the inlet comprises a container configured to be removable and reattachable and to hold a cleaning liquid that can be mixed with water entering the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,365,050

COOLING TOWER FLOW CONTROL INLET VALVE

1. A cooling tower flow control inlet valve comprising a valve body assembly, a valve stem assembly, a back plate assembly, a valve disk, an external adjustment handle, and an external jam nut, wherein said valve disk is adjustable through spatial rotational placement along said valve stem assembly through operation of said external adjustment handle, wherein said adjustable value disk is locked into place along said valve stem assembly with said external jam nut, wherein said back plate assembly provides a buttress to provide a limit to adjustable value disk movement along said valve stem wherein said position of said adjustable value disk allows for controlled flow of fluid within said valve body assembly, and wherein said adjustable value disk is within the confines of said valve body assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,365,042

TRAY AND HEAT TREATMENT METHOD

MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC., F...

1. A tray for conveying a workpiece placed on the tray inside a heat treatment furnace, the tray comprising:a plurality of positional displacement regulating parts having inside spaces with different sizes for respectively receiving plural kinds of workpieces with different sizes into the inside spaces so as to be supported on a corresponding bottom supporting surface of the respective inside spaces and for respectively regulating horizontal positional displacements of the plural kinds of workpieces, wherein the plurality of positional displacement regulating parts are arranged concentrically in a plane shape; and
a through hole in communication with the inside spaces of the plurality of positional displacement regulating parts and penetrating the tray in a vertical direction of the tray.

US Pat. No. 10,365,039

MULTI-STAGE SEPARATION HEAT-EXCHANGE TYPE DRYING SYSTEM

A1ENGINEERING, Suncheon-...

1. A dry system of a multi-staged separation heat exchange type, the dry system comprising:a dryer,
a heat exchange apparatus recovering heat from first air of a high temperature and high humidity discharged by the dryer, heating-exchanging the first air with outside dry second air of a low temperature and discharging the heat-exchanged air,
a heater heating the second air discharged by the heat exchange apparatus,
a discharge fan supplying the first air discharged by the dryer to the heat exchange apparatus and externally discharging the first air, and
a ventilation fan supplying the second air discharged by the heat exchange apparatus to the dryer through the heater,
wherein the heat exchange apparatus comprises:
a first main body in which the first air discharged by the dryer flows therein on one side and exits therefrom on the other side, a plurality of first heat exchange blocks having first heat medium circulation tubes disposed therein is disposed at specific intervals so that a heat medium heat-exchanged with the first air circulates within the first heat exchange blocks in a width direction from front to back, and a first whirl generation block changing a flow of the first air passing through the first heat exchange block into a whirl is disposed between the first heat exchange blocks;
a second main body which is disposed over or under the first main body adjacent to the first main body and in which the second air flows therein on the other side and exits therefrom on one side, and a plurality of second heat exchange blocks having second heat medium circulation tubes disposed therein is disposed at specific intervals within the second main body so that a heat medium heat-exchanged with the second air circulates within the second heat exchange blocks in the width direction from front to back, wherein the second heat exchange block is disposed over or under a corresponding first heat exchange block, the heat exchange blocks corresponding to each other up and down exchange heat media, and a second whirl generation block changing a flow of the second air passing through the second heat exchange block to a whirl is disposed between the second heat exchange blocks;
a plurality of heat medium connection pipes each of which is connected to the first heat medium circulation tube and the second heat medium circulation tube and along each of which the heat medium heat-exchanged with the first air passing through the first heat exchange block is introduced into a corresponding second heat exchange block and a plurality of heat medium circulation pipes along each of which the heat medium introduced from the first heat exchange block to the second heat exchange block and heat-exchanged with the second air passing through the second heat exchange block is introduced into a corresponding first heat exchange block again;
a plurality of heat medium circulation pumps, each of the plurality of heat medium circulation pumps being disposed along the path of the heat medium circulation pipe and circulating the heat media of the first and the second heat exchange blocks corresponding to each other;
a plurality of cleaning solution spray units, each of the plurality of cleaning solution spary units being disposed in the first and the second heat exchange blocks and removing dust attached to the first and the second heat medium circulation tubes within the first and the second heat exchange blocks, respectively; and
a main controller controlling the ventilation fan and the discharge fan so that flow rates of the first air and the second air flowing into a discharge line and a supply line are adjusted, controlling the heat medium circulation pumps so that a circulation flow rate and velocity of the heat media flowing into the first and the second heat exchange blocks are adjusted, and controlling the cleaning solution spray units so that a cleaning solution is adjusted and sprayed based on a set time and amount.

US Pat. No. 10,365,034

REFRIGERATOR AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A refrigerator comprising:a storage compartment formed in a cabinet of the refrigerator by a fixed insulation wall, the storage compartment provided with an access opening;
a door rotatably coupled to the cabinet and arranged to open and close the access opening of the storage compartment; and
a camera module installed inside a space that is configured to be isolated in a state in which the door closes the access opening of the storage compartment, the camera module comprising:
a camera lens;
a transparent window; and
a heater arranged to heat the transparent window,
wherein:
the transparent window has a rectangular shape,
the heater has a rectangular shape,
the heater is arranged to make direct surface-contact with the transparent window and is configured to transfer heat directly to the transparent window by conduction,
the heater is disposed at an opposite side of an exposed surface of the transparent window that is exposed to an outside of the camera module, and
the heater is configured to heat the transparent window regardless of whether the door is opened or closed.

US Pat. No. 10,365,023

REFRIGERATION SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED AIR CONDITIONING BY PARALLEL SOLENOID VALVES AND CHECK VALVE

Heatcraft Refrigeration P...

1. A system, comprising:a flash tank coupled to one or more refrigeration cases, the flash tank configured to house a first refrigerant;
one or more solenoid valves coupled to the flash tank, the one or more solenoid valves configured to reduce a pressure of the first refrigerant flowing from the flash tank to the first heat exchanger;
a first heat exchanger coupled to the one or more solenoid valves, the first heat exchanger configured to:
receive an amount of the first refrigerant from the one or more solenoid valves;
receive a second refrigerant, the second refrigerant associated with an air conditioning load;
provide cooling to the second refrigerant, using the first refrigerant; and
a check valve coupled to the flash tank, the check valve configured to reduce a pressure of the first refrigerant flowing from the flash tank away from the one or more solenoid valves;
a temperature probe coupled to a refrigerant line exiting the first heat exchanger, the temperature probe configured to determine the temperature of the first refrigerant in the refrigerant line exiting the first heat exchanger;
a controller coupled to the temperature probe and the one or more solenoid valves, the controller configured to:
determine a temperature of the first refrigerant in the refrigerant line exiting the heat exchanger;
based on the temperature of the first refrigerant in the refrigerant line exiting the heat exchanger, determine a number of the one or more solenoid valves to open; and
instruct the number of the one or more solenoid valves to open.

US Pat. No. 10,365,022

LIQUID LINE CHARGE COMPENSATOR

Lennox Industries Inc., ...

9. A method for reducing discharge pressure, the method comprising:fluidly coupling a single compensator line to a compensator reservoir and a liquid line, wherein the liquid line connects an outdoor heat exchanger and an indoor heat exchanger of a reversible heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, the single compensator line comprising a connection to the compensator reservoir and the liquid line;
disposing a second expansion device in the liquid line;
receiving, via the single compensator line, refrigerant driven by pressure from the liquid line; and
allowing, via the single compensator line, refrigerant to flow back into the liquid line.

US Pat. No. 10,365,016

SOLAR-POWERED MOBILE LOADING DOCK

1. A mobile loading dock comprising:a frame including (a) two opposing side rails, and (b) support beams, the support beams having a first end and a second end, the first end secured to one of the opposing side rails and the second end secured to the second opposing side rail;
a solar panel mounted to the frame, the solar panel being connected to a battery and a hydraulic pump to provide power for movement of the loading dock; and
a planar ramp member having a lower end and an upper end, the upper end including an upper edge having a lip, the lip being able to be activated between an extended/engaged position to contact a truck bed and a retracted/disengaged position when powered and the lip being powered by the solar panel, the hydraulic pump and the battery; and an upper ramp portion adjacent the upper edge and being substantially parallel to the ground and having an open-grate section to facilitate drainage of water through the open-grate section to the ground below, the planar ramp member being able to be moved between an upward and downward position,
wherein power for the outdoor mobile loading dock is provided by the solar panel and vehicle mobility and traction on the planar ramp member are improved by the open-grate section.

US Pat. No. 10,365,009

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO DETECT HEATER MALFUNCTION AND PREVENT DRY BURNING

TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.,...

1. An HVAC system, comprising:an evaporator; and
a heater configured to provide heat to the evaporator,
wherein the heater includes a circuit, the circuit is configured to prevent a dry burning condition, the circuit includes:
a heating element disposed inside a component of the evaporator;
a power supply including a high voltage power and a low voltage power; and
a voltage selector configured to select the high voltage power or the low voltage power to the heating element,
wherein the voltage selector is configured to select the high voltage power or the low voltage power based on a temperature of the heating element,
wherein when the temperature of the heating element exceeds a first predetermined threshold, the voltage selector selects the low voltage power,
wherein when the temperature of the heating element is below a second predetermined threshold, the voltage selector selects the high voltage power, and
wherein the first predetermined threshold is greater than the second predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,365,004

CONTROL METHOD AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A control method through which a communication device provided with a display controls an air-blowing apparatus, the communication device including a memory that stores installation position information indicating a horizontal position of the air-blowing apparatus in a room in which the air-blowing apparatus is installed and a vertical position of the air-blowing apparatus with respect to a floor of the room, the control method comprising:displaying an operation screen on the display, the operation screen simultaneously displaying a plan view of the room in which a user can input a horizontal air-blowing position, indicating a horizontal position to which air is blown from the air-blowing apparatus, and a profile view of the room in which the user can input a vertical air-blowing position, indicating a vertical position to which air is blown from the air-blowing apparatus;
detecting the horizontal air-blowing position and the vertical air-blowing position, based on an input of the horizontal air-blowing position by the user through the plan view of the room in the operation screen displayed on the display, and an input of the vertical air-blowing position by the user through the profile view of the room in the operation screen displayed on the display;
determining an airflow direction of the air-blowing apparatus based on the detected horizontal air-blowing position, the detected vertical air-blowing position, and the stored installation position information;
generating a control command that specifies the determined airflow direction based on both the detected horizontal air-blowing position and the detected vertical air-blowing position; and
transmitting the generated control command to the air-blowing apparatus to control movement of a component of the air-blowing apparatus to change the vertical and horizontal air-blowing positions based on the control command,
wherein an in-plane instruction icon that indicates the detected horizontal air-blowing position is displayed in the plan view, and a height-instruction icon that indicates the detected vertical air-blowing position is displayed in the profile view, and
in the generating, when the height-instruction icon displayed in the profile view is dragged into the plan view, and is dropped within a predetermined range with respect to the detected horizontal air-blowing position, the detected horizontal air-blowing position is associated with the detected vertical air-blowing position to determine a three-dimensional position to which air is blown from the air-blowing apparatus, and the control command is generated based on the detected horizontal air-blowing position and the detected vertical air-blowing position associated with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,364,997

CONTROL SYSTEM WITH MAXIMUM TIME CONSTANT ESTIMATION

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A controller for a plant, the controller comprising:a communications interface configured to provide a control input to the plant and to receive feedback from the plant, the feedback representative of a response of the plant to the control input over a response period;
a time constant estimator configured to:
calculate a plurality of values of a normalized variable by normalizing a plurality of values of the feedback from the plant relative to a range of the feedback from the plant, each value of the normalized variable representative of the response of the plant at a different time during the response period;
calculate a plurality of time constant estimates, wherein each of the time constant estimates is calculated based on one of the plurality of values of the normalized variable and represents the response of the plant to the control input at one of the different times during the response period; and
select a maximum time constant for the response of the plant over the response period from the plurality of time constant estimates; and
a control input generator configured to use the maximum time constant to generate the control input for the plant, wherein the plant uses the control input to affect a variable state or condition of the plant.

US Pat. No. 10,364,994

AIR HUMIDIFICATION AND/OR PURIFICATION

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An apparatus for humidifying and/or purifying air, the apparatus comprising:a rotary filter,
a fan for passing air through the rotary filter, and
a reservoir,
wherein the settings of the fan and the rotation speed of the rotary filter are controlled by feedback from a humidity sensor,
wherein:
settings of the fan and the rotation speed of the rotary filter are further controlled by feedback from a gaseous pollutant sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,364,991

OVEN

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

12. An oven comprising:a main body;
a cooking chamber formed in the main body and including a cooking space;
a partition member to divide the cooking space into a plurality of individual cooking spaces;
a main door rotatably coupled to the main body so as to open and close an opened front surface of the cooking space, the main door including:
a plurality of main door openings respectively corresponding to the plurality of individual cooking spaces; and
a plurality of individual doors rotatably coupled to the main door so as to respectively open and close the plurality of main door openings, the plurality of individual doors including a first individual door;
a first locking member to lock the first individual door to the main door; and
a first handle to open or close the main door or to open or close the first individual door, the first handle including an opening member to unlock the first locking member so that when the opening member is pressed, only the first individual door is openable while the main door remained closed, and when the opening member is unpressed, the first locking member remained locked so that the first individual door is not openable but the main door is openable,
wherein when the main door is opened, each of the plurality of individual cooking spaces corresponding to the plurality of main door openings is accessible, and
wherein when the main door is closed, the plurality of individual doors is individually open and close with respect to the main door so that the plurality of individual cooking spaces corresponding to the plurality of individual doors is individually accessible.

US Pat. No. 10,364,984

BURNER SYSTEM INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE COANDA SURFACE AND ELECTRODYNAMIC CONTROL SYSTEM, AND RELATED METHODS

CLEARSIGN COMBUSTION CORP...

1. A burner system, comprising:at least two electrodes;
at least one integrated Coanda body including an inner Coanda surface and an outer Coanda surface, wherein at least one of the at least two electrodes at least partially defines at least one of the inner Coanda surface or the outer Coanda surface;
at least one nozzle positioned and configured to emit a fuel flow at least proximate to the inner Coanda surface and the outer Coanda surface;
a charger configured to inject charge into the fuel flow prior to the fuel flow flowing at least proximate to the inner Coanda surface and the outer Coanda surface, the charger including at least one sharpened protrusion; and
a voltage source operably coupled to the at least two electrodes, the voltage source configured to bias the at least two electrodes to generate an electric field at least proximate to the inner Coanda surface and the outer Coanda surface that influences a location of the fuel flow and/or a flame relative to the inner Coanda surface and the outer Coanda surface, wherein the at least one of the at least two electrodes at least partially defines at least one of the inner Coanda surface or the outer Coanda surface includes a metallic plate disposed on a corresponding one of the inner Coanda surface or outer Coanda surface.

US Pat. No. 10,364,971

LIGHT SYSTEM

1. A light system comprising one or more pillar lights, each pillar light comprising:a. a cylindrical, heat-moldable housing, wherein the housing is shapeable from an initial shape to a modified shape using heat treatment, wherein, upon cooling, the housing retains the modified shape;
b. an end cap having a first end in communication with a first end of the housing;
c. a pair of inbound electrical leads for receiving electrical transmissions, wherein a proximal end of each of the inbound leads passes into the end cap through a distal end of the end cap, and wherein a distal end of each of the inbound leads is coupled to a first electrical connector disposed outside of the pillar light;
d. a pair of outbound electrical leads for dispatching electrical transmissions, wherein a proximal end of each of the outbound leads passes into the end cap through the distal end of the end cap, and wherein a distal end of each of the outbound leads is coupled to a second electrical connector disposed outside of the pillar light;
e. a light source including a plurality of linearly-aligned lights disposed within the housing, wherein the light source is in electrical communication with the proximal end of each of the inbound electrical leads and the outbound electrical leads;
f. one or more filter layers configured to control transmission of light from the light source through the housing;
g. a lens disposed within the housing, wherein a refractive index of the lens is different than a refractive index of the housing;
h. a reflective member disposed within the housing, wherein the lens and the reflective member direct light emitted from the light source in a specific direction; and
i. a plurality of attachment members, each attachment member comprising:
i. a buckle; and
ii. an adjustable length of material.

US Pat. No. 10,364,966

LAMP INCLUDING A MICRO-LED ARRAY FOR VEHICLE AND VEHICLE HAVING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A lamp for a vehicle, comprising:a light generation unit;
a bracket; and
a lens configured to change an optical path of light generated by the light generation unit,
wherein the light generation unit comprises a light array including a plurality of micro Light Emitting Diode (LED) chips, and
wherein the light array includes a bent portion that covers at least a part of the bracket, and
wherein the light array comprises a plurality of portions to cover the at least a part of the bracket, the plurality of portions of the light array including:
a first flat portion that extends in a first direction, and
a first bent portion that extends from the first flat portion in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,364,965

SYSTEM AND FASTENER FOR COUPLING A LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE TO A COMPOSITE PANEL ASSEMBLY

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A fastener for coupling a light-emitting device to a composite panel assembly, comprising:a fastener head including an anchor portion and a retainer portion; and
a plug extending from the anchor portion of the fastener head, wherein the plug comprises an axial retention structure configured to axially retain the plug in a bore of a composite panel assembly,
wherein the retainer portion extends as a cantilever structure from the anchor portion, and
wherein the retainer portion is configured to press a light-emitting device toward a light-transmission channel of the composite panel assembly when the plug is axially inserted in the bore of the composite panel assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,364,962

LASER ACTIVATED REMOTE PHOSPHOR TARGET WITH LOW INDEX COATING ON PHOSPHOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURE AND METHOD FOR RE-DIRECTING EMISSIONS

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE) ...

1. A laser-activated remote phosphor (LARP) target comprising:a first layer having a first index of refraction;
a phosphor dispersed within the first layer;
a second layer, having a second index of refraction different from the first index of refraction adjoining the first layer at an interface;
a first major surface and a second major surface opposite the first major surface, wherein the first major surface is configured as a light output surface and the second major surface is configured as a light excitation input surface;
wherein the first index of refraction is higher than the second index of refraction;
wherein the interface is configured to at least partially reflect light emitted from the phosphor;
wherein the light is emitted at a plurality of angles relative to the interface and wherein the interface is configured to selectively reflect the light toward the light output surface depending upon the angle of the light relative to the interface.

US Pat. No. 10,364,956

HEADLIGHT DEVICE, HEADLIGHT CONTROLLING METHOD, AND HEADLIGHT CONTROLLING PROGRAM

JVC KENWOOD Corporation, ...

1. A headlight device comprising:an image capturing unit configured to capture an image in a traveling direction of a traveling vehicle;
a vanishing point calculation unit configured to calculate, based on an image captured by the image capturing unit, a position of a vanishing point in the image,
a pair of headlights provided on a left side and a right side of a front portion of the vehicle and configured to emit light in a traveling direction of the vehicle; and
an emission control unit configured to control emission of light from the headlights such that lights from the pair of headlights are emitted to overlap each other at a position of the vanishing point based on the position of the vanishing point calculated by the vanishing point calculation unit and a height of a range of illumination from a headlight, of the pair of headlights, positioned on an opposite side from the position of the vanishing point with respect to a horizontal center in the image is decreased.

US Pat. No. 10,364,952

LANDSCAPE LIGHTING JUNCTION DEVICE

Volt, LLC, Tampa, FL (US...

1. A landscape lighting junction device comprising:a junction body having a first portion and a second portion connectable together in a closed position to define an interior cavity;
a terminal block disposed in the junction body in the closed position to facilitate the electrical connection of a power source to at least one lighting fixture, said terminal block being coupled to the second portion of the junction body; and
a predetermined amount of viscous sealant carried by the junction body which surrounds the terminal block when the first portion and the second portion of the junction body are in the closed position, the predetermined amount of sealant being disposed in the first portion of the junction body prior to use; and
a removable cap removably coupled to the first portion of the junction body to retain the predetermined amount of sealant.

US Pat. No. 10,364,949

ELONGATE LIGHT

1. An elongate light, including:a main body, being an extruded flexible plastic member, including a frame portion, a base board and two wing portions which are integrally formed of one piece, a longitudinal direction of the main body being defined as a first direction, the base board and the frame portion being connected to form a tubular structure, the two wing portions extending outwardly from two sides of the base board toward a direction away from the frame portion, a side of the base board away from the frame portion having at least one lighting element, a distance between two ends of the two wing portions away from each other being defined as a first length, a projection of the frame portion on the first length being defined as a second length, the first length being larger than the second length.

US Pat. No. 10,364,940

SEALED AND THERMALLY INSULATED TANK FITTED WITH A THROUGH-ELEMENT

GAZTRANSPORT ET TECHNIGAZ...

1. A sealed and thermally insulating tank intended for the storage of a fluid, said tank comprising a tank wall fixed to a flat bearing wall, the tank wall comprising a sealing membrane and a thermally insulating barrier disposed between the bearing wall and the sealing membrane, the sealing membrane essentially consisting of a plurality of corrugated metal sheets tightly welded to one another which form a first series of equidistant parallel rectilinear corrugations extending in a first direction of the plane of the bearing wall and a second series of equidistant parallel rectilinear corrugations extending in a second direction of the plane of the bearing wall, the second direction being at right angles to the first direction, the distance between two adjacent corrugations of the first series and the distance between two adjacent corrugations of the second series being equal to a predetermined corrugation interval io, the corrugated metal sheets having rectangular forms whose sides are parallel to, respectively, the first direction and the second direction of the plane of the bearing wall and whose dimensions are substantially equal to integer multiples of the corrugation interval, each edge of a corrugated metal sheet being situated between two adjacent corrugations parallel to said edge, the thermally insulating barrier essentially consisting of a plurality of juxtaposed insulating panels each having an inner face which forms a support surface for the sealing membrane, the insulating panels having rectangular parallelepipedal forms whose sides are parallel to, respectively, the first direction and the second direction of the plane of the bearing wall and whose dimensions in projection in the plane of the bearing wall are substantially equal to integer multiples of the corrugation interval, metal anchor plates being fixed onto the inner faces of the insulating panels and the corrugated metal sheets having edges welded to said anchor plates to retain the sealing membrane against said support surface, the sealed tank being equipped with a through-element passing through the tank wall,wherein the thermally insulating barrier around the through-element comprises a plurality of insulating panels which form a ring of square form around the through-element, said ring having outer sides measuring substantially 9io which are parallel to, respectively, the first direction and the second direction of the plane of the bearing wall, said ring delimiting, at its center, a square window whose sides measure substantially 3io and which are also parallel to, respectively, the first direction and the second direction of the plane of the bearing wall, such that the through-element passes through the thermally insulating barrier in said square window, a first plurality of anchor plates being disposed on the inner face of said ring along the four outer sides of said ring, the distance between each anchor plate of the first plurality and the outer side that it runs along being equal to the corrugation interval, link parts linked tightly to the through-element being disposed in the square window around the through-element on the inner face of the insulating panels which form the ring, and
wherein the corrugated metal sheets of the sealing membrane around the through-element comprise:
two notched rectangular metal plates 3io wide in the first direction and 7io long in the second direction, which are symmetrical to one another in relation to an axis of symmetry parallel to the second direction passing through the center of the square window, called second axis of symmetry, each notched rectangular metal plate having three outer edges disposed in line with the first plurality of anchor plates and welded onto the first plurality of anchor plates and an inner edge having a notch formed to avoid cutting said square window, said notch having a width equal to 1io in the first direction and a length equal to 3io in the second direction so that the notched portion of the inner edge runs along the square window, and
two metal retrofit plates disposed between the non-notched portions of the inner edges of the two notched rectangular metal plates, the two metal retrofit plates being symmetrical to one another in relation to an axis of symmetry parallel to the first direction passing through the center of the square window, called first axis of symmetry, each metal retrofit plate being 1io wide in the first direction and 2io long in the second direction and having a corrugation aligned on said second axis of symmetry, the two longitudinal edges of each metal retrofit plate being tightly welded to the inner edges of the two notched rectangular metal plates, and the outer lateral edge of each metal retrofit plate being welded to the anchor plates of the first plurality, the notched portion of the inner edge of each notched rectangular metal plate and the inner lateral edge of each metal retrofit plate being tightly welded to said link parts.

US Pat. No. 10,364,938

UNDERWATER ENERGY STORAGE USING COMPRESSED FLUID

Bright Energy Storage Tec...

1. A compressed fluid energy storage system comprising:a. a submersible fluid containment subsystem disposed longitudinally along a vertical axis when submerged and ballasted on a bed of a body of water and charged with a compressed working fluid, the fluid containment system comprising a substantially flat portion closing a domed portion, with the flat portion presenting a bottom surface of the fluid containment system that makes contact with the bed of the body of water;
b. a compressor disposed in fluid communication with the fluid containment subsystem and configured to supply compressed working fluid to the fluid containment subsystem; and
c. an expander disposed in fluid communication with the fluid containment subsystem and configured to:
i. receive compressed working fluid from the fluid containment subsystem; and
ii. expand the compressed working fluid;
wherein the fluid containment subsystem is at least in part flexible.

US Pat. No. 10,364,934

SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING A CONDUIT OF AN ENGINE

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A support structure for supporting a conduit of an engine, the engine including an engine head and an engine block, the support structure comprising:a bracket assembly, the bracket assembly including:
a platform configured to extend parallel to the conduit and support the conduit, the platform having a first side and a second side disposed parallel to the first side and spaced apart from the first side;
a pair of brackets configured to be coupled to the first side, each bracket including:
a first lateral post configured to be coupled to the platform;
a second lateral post configured to be coupled to the engine block;
a first longitudinal post and a second longitudinal post, each extending from the first lateral post to the second lateral post, wherein a lateral distance between the first longitudinal post and the second longitudinal post increases in a direction away from the first lateral post towards the second lateral post; and
a stiffener connecting the first longitudinal post and the second longitudinal post; and
a pair of fixtures configured to be coupled to the second side, each fixture including:
a pair of legs disposed spaced apart from each other and configured to couple the platform to the engine head; and
a web structure including a central portion and a plurality of stems connecting to the pair of legs.

US Pat. No. 10,364,920

HOSE HOLDER SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

1. A hose holder system, comprising:a wheeled vehicle comprising a melter configured to melt a crack repair material;
a hose coupled with the melter through an attachment point and configured to convey the melted crack repair material;
a dispenser coupled with an end of the hose and configured to dispense the melted crack repair material into a crack;
a rigid holder coupled to the hose, the rigid holder comprising a substantially vertical section and a substantially horizontal section; and
a sling formed of a flexible material, the sling comprising a sleeve configured to receive the substantially horizontal section.

US Pat. No. 10,364,915

VALVE SHIFT DETECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

10. A method comprising:actuating a valve to move a spool from an un-actuated position to an actuated position within a housing; and
detecting a successful shift of the spool to the actuated position based on a voltage change or a current change produced by a spring retainer contacting a valve shift detection system;
wherein actuating the valve comprises supplying current to a resistor of a release washer retaining the spool.

US Pat. No. 10,364,886

HYDROSTATIC AND DIRECT DRIVE TRANSMISSION

Dana Italia S.R.L., Arco...

1. A hydrostatic driveline, comprising:a power source;
a hydrostatic pump in driving engagement with the power source;
a primary driveline shaft in driving engagement with the power source;
a first transmission portion;
a second transmission portion in driving engagement with the first transmission portion;
a hydrostatic motor in fluid communication with the hydrostatic pump and in driving engagement with the first transmission portion; and
a vehicle output in driving engagement with the second transmission portion;
wherein the second transmission portion includes a first direct input, a second direct input, a main portion drivingly engaged with the first transmission portion, a first clutching device, a second clutching device, and a drive output portion drivingly engaged with the vehicle output, wherein the first clutching device is configured to selectively drivingly engage the first direct input with the drive output portion and wherein the second clutching device is configured to selectively drivingly engage the second direct input with the drive output portion; and
wherein the primary driveline shaft is also in driving engagement with the second transmission portion and the hydrostatic driveline may be selectively operated in either one of
a. a hydrostatic mode using the hydrostatic pump, the hydrostatic motor, the first transmission portion, and the second transmission portion, and
b. a direct drive mode using the primary driveline shaft and the second transmission portion.

US Pat. No. 10,364,885

LOAD-DEPENDENT REGULATION OF HYDRAULIC MOTORS

1. A method for a load-dependent regulation of a hydrostatic drive with a closed hydraulic fluid circuit comprising a first hydraulic motor and, parallel to this, a second hydraulic motor, whereby both hydraulic motors are capable of being powered by a hydraulic pump via a high-pressure line and a low-pressure line and are mechanically coupled to each other via a transmission, whereby:the displacement of the first hydraulic motor can be adjusted proportionally to an electrical signal of an electronic control system via an electro-proportional control valve,
the displacement of the second hydraulic motor can be adjusted via a pressure-proportional control valve which is hydraulically connected to the high-pressure line via a control pressure line and which can be activated by means of a control pressure dependent on the high pressure;
whereby the method comprises the following steps:
automatic high-pressure-dependent opening of the pressure-proportional control valve, proportional to an exceedance of a predefinable pressure limit in the high-pressure line, whereby the predefinable pressure limit is equal to an opening pressure of the pressure-proportional control valve,
adjustment of the displacement of the second hydraulic motor by a second servo control unit which can be controlled via the pressure-proportional control valve,
determination of an actual volume flow passing through the first hydraulic motor by means of the electronic control system,
comparison of the actual value for the volume flow with a target value for the volume flow by means of the electronic control system,
calculation of an adapted control signal by the electronic control system based on a deviation between the actual and target value for the volume flow,
transmission of the adapted control signal to the electro-proportional regulation valve, and
electro-proportional adaptation of the displacement of the first hydraulic motor by means of a first servo control unit which can be controlled via the electro-proportional control valve.

US Pat. No. 10,364,873

TORQUE CONVERTER STATOR HAVING INTERCHANGEABLE BLADES

1. A torque converter stator comprising:a body member having a central hub and an annular wall, the annular wall having an outer surface such that a series of spaced apart dovetail openings are located on the outer surface of the annular wall and such that each dovetail opening has a mouth defining an entrance into the dovetail opening;
a series of blades, each blade having a dovetail pin and an outer end and such that each dovetail pin is slid into a respective one of the dovetail openings on the body member through the dovetail opening's mouth, such that when the dovetail pin is fully received within its dovetail opening, the dovetail pin is held thereat in dovetail fashion; and
a duct ring having an inner wall such that the duct ring is removably attached to the outer end of each of the series of blades by having the inner wall contact each of the ends of the series of blades.

US Pat. No. 10,364,871

LINEAR DRIVE MECHANISM OF THE SCREW AND NUT TYPE WITH PERFECT ROLLING CONTACT

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALI...

1. Linear drive mechanism comprising a threaded shaft extending along a longitudinal axis and a nut arranged coaxially with the threaded shaft, the threaded shaft and the nut being shifted relative to each other along the longitudinal axis (z) as a result of relative rotation of the threaded shaft with respect to the nut about the longitudinal axis, wherein the mechanism further comprisesa plurality of rolling bearings interposed between the threaded shaft and the nut, each of the bearings comprising an outer race fixed to the nut, an inner race which is arranged coaxially with the outer race and is rotatable relative to the outer race about an axis of rotation, and a plurality of rolling members interposed between the outer race and the inner race, and
a corresponding plurality of rings, each of which is fixed to the inner race of a respective bearing so as to rotate therewith about the same axis of rotation and is interposed between the inner race of the bearing and the threaded shaft in such a manner that an inner surface of the ring is in contact with a screw thread of the threaded shaft,
wherein the rings and the bearings are arranged in such a manner that their respective axes of rotation are both inclined by a first angle and positioned at a first distance with respect to the longitudinal axis of the threaded shaft, said first angle and said first distance being the same for all the rings, and
wherein the shape of the screw thread of the threaded shaft and the shape of the inner surface of each ring are configured in such a manner that each ring is in perfect rolling contact with the threaded shaft along a respective contact line that is fixed relative to the nut and is both inclined by a second angle and positioned at a second distance with respect to the longitudinal axis of the threaded shaft,
characterized in that said first angle, said first distance, said second angle and said second distance are linked by the following equations:
tan=h/b
tan=h/a,
where h is the pitch of the screw thread measured in lead per radian.

US Pat. No. 10,364,870

SWITCHING DEVICE AND ADJUSTING ARRANGEMENT FOR CONTROL DEVICES

1. A fitting switching device (8), comprising a drive-output shaft (10) and an input shaft (9) coupled to the drive-output shaft (10) and by way of which the drive-output shaft (10) is drivable in a normal operating mode, and having an emergency drive (11) that transfers the drive-output shaft (10) from a usage position into an end position, a recess (14) is formed on an element (13) which is at least one of drivable or driven by the emergency drive (11), and a blocking element (15) is movable by way of an actuating device (16) from a position in which said blocking element is disengaged from the recess (14) into a position in which said blocking element engages into the recess (14), the recess (14) has at least one oblique surface (17, 18) which acts on the blocking element (15), and the at least one oblique surface (17, 18) is oriented such that a force that is imparted to the blocking element (15) by the emergency drive (11) in the engaging position has a component (45) which causes the blocking element (15) to be disengaged from the recess (14), and the actuating device (16) has a solenoid (33) and a spring (38) that applies a force to assist a force generated by the solenoid (33) for an actuating movement of the actuating device (16).

US Pat. No. 10,364,853

FREE-WHEELING DEVICE FOR AN AUTOMATIC GEARBOX

1. A free-wheeling device for an automatic gearbox of a motor vehicle, comprising a rotatable inner ring and a stationary fixed outer ring, and a cage which is arranged radially between the inner ring and the outer ring for receiving clamping bodies, wherein the outer ring includes at least a supporting ring and a securing ring which is arranged radially on an outer circumferential face of the supporting ring and connected rotationally fixedly to the supporting ring, the supporting ring being configured to absorb tangential forces, wherein the securing ring has a plurality of radial formations on an outer circumferential face for stationary fixing of the outer ring, and wherein the securing ring is formed as one piece and comprises two ring discs which are axially connected together via the plurality of radial formations.

US Pat. No. 10,364,835

SAFETY GUARD FOR A HYDRAULIC DEVICE

Riverhawk Company, New H...

1. A safety guard for a hydraulic device including a hydraulic chamber, the safety guard comprising:(a) a guard housing surrounding at least a portion of the hydraulic device; and
(b) a hydraulic interlock assembly including:
(i) a clamping member coupled with the guard housing, the clamping member including a first surface adapted to be supported by the hydraulic device, the clamping member having a cavity defined therein,
(ii) a first hydraulic connector movably disposed within the cavity of the clamping member, the first hydraulic connector including a first passage in fluid communication with the hydraulic chamber of the hydraulic device,
(iii) a coupling member movably disposed within the cavity and fixedly coupled with the first hydraulic connector, the coupling member including a second passage in fluid communication with the first passage and a hydraulic source, and
(iv) a disconnect bias spring disposed within the cavity of the clamping member, the disconnect bias spring including a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is coupled with the clamping member, and wherein the second end is coupled to the coupling member for biasing the coupling member away from the hydraulic device.

US Pat. No. 10,364,832

ACTUATOR

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED...

1. An actuator comprising:an actuator body,
a piston relatively moveable within the actuator body, and
a rod attached to the piston and extending out of a first end of the actuator body, the actuator body comprising a first port passage and a second port passage for conveying actuator fluid to or from the actuator body to effect relative movement of the piston and rod with respect to the actuator body, wherein the actuator also has:
a damping control portion provided with damping control fluid containing magnetic particles, wherein the piston or the rod is adjacent the damping control fluid, and
a first electrical coil disposed around the first port passage, a second electrical coil disposed around the second port passages, wherein the first and the second electrical coils are disposed on an exterior of the actuator body and associated with the damping control portion, such that an electrical current supplied to the first or second electrical coils induces a magnetic field over the damping control fluid and causes the effective viscosity of the damping control fluid to increase, thus increasing the damping effect of the damping control fluid on the piston or rod, wherein the piston or rod is provided with a magnet and an inducer coil is provided around the actuator body, such that relative movement of the piston or rod within the actuator body induces an electrical current in the inducer coil, wherein the induced electrical current is supplied to the first electrical coil.

US Pat. No. 10,364,831

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AIR MANAGEMENT OF AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

General Electric Company,...

6. A method of operating an integrated air management system (AMS) comprising:a first pressurized fluid source of relatively higher pressure air;
a second pressurized fluid source of relatively lower pressure air than the first pressurized fluid source; and
a jet pump assembly comprising a motive air inlet, a plurality of suction inlets, and a single outlet;
a supply source comprising:
a first conduit configured to channel the relatively higher pressure air through a jet pump shutoff valve (JPSOV) to the motive air inlet;
a second conduit configured to channel the relatively higher pressure air to at least one of the plurality of suction inlets through a high-pressure shutoff valve (HPSOV); and
a third conduit configured to channel the relatively lower pressure air to at least one of the plurality of suction inlets; and
an outlet channeling outlet air from said jet pump assembly to a downstream AMS, said method comprising:
generating a flow of distribution air using at least one of a flow of relatively higher pressure air and a flow of relatively lower pressure air;
channeling the flow of distribution air to the supply source;
controlling a relative flow of the relatively higher pressure air with respect to the flow of relatively lower pressure air to maintain an efficiency of the integrated AMS at a first efficiency level using the JPSOV and HPSOV;
receiving a demand signal; and
controlling the relative flow of the relatively higher pressure air flow with respect to the flow of relatively lower pressure air to maintain an efficiency of the integrated AMS at a second efficiency level using the JPSOV and HPSOV based on the received demand signal.

US Pat. No. 10,364,827

GUIDE VANE RING, GUIDE VANE, INNER RING AND TURBOMACHINE

MTU Aero Engines AG, Mun...

1. An adjustable guide vane ring of a turbomachine, with a plurality of guide vanes forming a row of guide vanes and with an inner ring for stabilizing the row of guide vanes, wherein the guide vanes each have a radially outer adjusting pin relative to a lengthwise axis of the guide vane ring, the radially outer adjusting pin being adjustable, and wherein the guide vanes, each with a radially inner vane disk, are directly taken up in bearing recesses of the inner ring and being in direct communication with the inner ring with no bushes residing between the radially inner vane disk and the inner ring, wherein the radially inner vane disks have no bearing pin and act as bearing pins, the radially inner vane disks and/or the bearing recesses are coated on their bearing surfaces, and the guide vanes have an overhang on a side of a back edge past the radially inner vane disks, and a radial height of the radially inner vane disks increases downstream of a primary flow and the radial height of the radially inner vane disks upstream is between 15% and 30% of a diameter of the radially inner vane disks.

US Pat. No. 10,364,822

BLADE FOR A VARIABLE PITCH FAN

FLEXXAIRE INC, Edmonton,...

1. A fan blade extending from a fan hub of a variable pitch fan of a diesel engine, the fan blade comprising:a shaft defining a pitching axis of rotation of the fan blade, and a single blade extending from the shaft, the blade having a blade mass and the blade defining a blade shape and a centre of mass; and
the blade being positioned relative to the shaft such that the centre of mass is sufficiently offset from the pitching axis of rotation that a pitching torque of the fan blade about the pitching axis of rotation is less than 90% of the pitching torque of a blade having the same blade mass and defining the same blade shape and centre of mass but positioned relative to the shaft such that the centre of mass is not offset from the pitching axis of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,364,808

PUMPING SYSTEM FOR CHROMATOGRAPHY APPLICATIONS

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschlan...

1. A pumping system for compressible fluids, the pumping system comprising:a first pump having a first pump outlet,
a second pump having a second pump outlet, the second pump arranged in parallel with the first pump, wherein the first pump outlet and the second pump outlet merge in a junction which is in fluid communication with a main outlet; and
a controller to regulate an output pressure of the second pump on the basis of a measurement of an output pressure of the first pump such that the output pressure of the second pump is kept below the output pressure of the first pump and wherein a maximum flow volume of the second pump is less than 20% of a maximum flow volume of the first pump.

US Pat. No. 10,364,776

AIR INTAKE APPARATUS

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An air intake apparatus comprising:an air intake apparatus body including an intake air passage; and
an external gas passage portion provided as a structure separate from the air intake apparatus body inside the air intake apparatus body, the external gas passage portion through which an external gas can be introduced into the intake air passage,
wherein the external gas passage portion is arranged apart from an inner surface of the intake air passage by a heat-insulating layer inside the air intake apparatus body,
the intake air passage includes a plurality of intake air passages that distribute intake air to cylinders of an engine, respectively,
the external gas passage portion has a shape in which the external gas passage portion is hierarchically branched such that the external gas is guided to each of the plurality of intake air passages inside the air intake apparatus body,
a single external gas introduction portion that introduces the external gas is provided on one side end of the air intake apparatus body,
the external gas passage portion extends inward of the air intake apparatus body through the single external gas introduction portion, and has an asymmetrical shape with respect to a starting point for branching to be hierarchically branched,
the external gas passage portion includes a single first external gas passage portion connected to the single external gas introduction portion, a plurality of second external gas passage portions branching from the single first external gas passage portion, and a plurality of third external gas passage portions branching from each of the plurality of second external gas passage portions in the same number as the plurality of intake air passages, and
the plurality of third external gas passage portions connect to the plurality of intake air passages.

US Pat. No. 10,364,760

ENGINE CONTROL UNIT

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An engine control unit comprising:at least one memory; and
at least one microcomputer coupled to the at least one memory and configured to
acquire a sound or vibration of an engine from external, the at least one microcomputer extracts vibration components of a plurality of frequency bands, each of the frequency bands including a resonant frequency of a vibration mode among resonant frequencies of plural vibration modes;
synthesize the vibration components of the frequency bands which are extracted to generate a synthesis vibration waveform;
calculate a time average value by executing a time average operation to average the synthesis vibration waveform in a predetermined time;
detect a peak strength of the vibration component of the frequency band including a lowest resonant frequency, wherein the frequency band including the lowest resonant frequency is a frequency band among the frequency bands which are extracted;
previously store, in a storage portion, a first threshold and a second threshold;
determine an existence of a knocking and determining whether a knock level of the knocking is a first knock level or a second knock level that is higher than the first knock level, by executing a first comparison operation to compare the time average value with the first threshold and a second comparison operation to compare the peak strength with the second threshold; and
output a determination result to an ignition timing control portion and control a driving of an igniter, after determining the existence of the knocking and determining whether the knock level is the first knock level or the second knock level.

US Pat. No. 10,364,741

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE PROVIDED WITH TURBOCHARGER

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

1. An internal combustion engine, comprising:an engine main body;
a structural member disposed around the engine main body;
a bracket including a support plate and a plurality of leg pieces depending from the support plate and connected to the structural member;
a turbocharger including a turbine and a compressor, the turbine being connected to a side of the support plate opposite to the structural member;
an exhaust pipe connected to a central part of the turbine and extending in a direction away from the compressor; and
an engine auxiliary disposed between the structural member and the support plate,
wherein the leg pieces are arranged unevenly to shield heat to provide a higher heat shielding performance on a side of the exhaust pipe than on a side of the compressor with respect to the support plate.

US Pat. No. 10,364,710

ENGINE VALVE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

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

1. An engine valve for opening and closing an intake port or an exhaust port of a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, the engine valve including a shaft part and an umbrella part formed at one end of the shaft part,wherein at least a portion of the engine valve that extends from the umbrella part to a position on the shaft part in a longitudinal direction thereof comprises:
a valve body made of steel or nickel alloy, wherein the valve body includes a shaft body forming the shaft part and an umbrella body forming the umbrella part;
a core member made of copper or copper alloy and provided inside the valve body, wherein the core member includes a shaft core provided in the shaft body, an umbrella core provided in the umbrella body, and a neck formed between the shaft core and the umbrella core,
wherein
the valve body further includes an expansion expanded on an inner wall of the valve body between the shaft body and the umbrella body along the neck of the core member, and
an outer diameter of the core member is larger than an inner diameter of the expansion of the valve body on both sides of the neck in an axial direction of the engine valve when the outer diameter of the core member and the inner diameter of the expansion of the valve body are measured at same axial points in the axial direction of the engine valve.

US Pat. No. 10,364,709

VARIABLE VALVE MECHANISM, ENGINE, AND AUTOMATIC TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE

SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION,...

1. A variable valve mechanism which changes an opening/closing timing of an intake valve or an exhaust valve in response to an engine rotation speed, the variable valve mechanism comprising:a cam sprocket which rotates in response to a rotation of a crank shaft;
a cam shaft which is integrated with any one of intake side and exhaust side cams and is provided to be rotatable relatively to the cam sprocket; and
a link member that engages with the cam sprocket and the cam shaft and transmits a rotation from the cam sprocket to the cam shaft, wherein
the link member is supported by the cam sprocket to be swingable and swings in response to a change in rotation speed of the cam sprocket to rotate the cam shaft relatively to the cam sprocket,
the link member includes:
a swing shaft which is fixed to the cam sprocket;
a weight portion which is disposed to be separated from the swing shaft; and
an engagement portion which engages with an engagement pin provided in the cam shaft and transmits a rotation of the cam sprocket to the cam shaft;
the link member is supported by the cam sprocket to be swingable; and
the weight portion moves outward in a radial direction of the cam sprocket and the engagement portion moves to move the engagement pin in accordance with the rotation of the cam sprocket so that the cam shaft rotates relatively to the cam sprocket;
the engagement portion is formed as a groove having an inner wall surface, and
the groove is provided with a first holding position which receives the engagement pin while the link member does not swing to a predetermined position or more and a second holding position which receives the engagement pin while the link member swings to a predetermined position or more,
a first stopper portion is provided in the inner wall surface disposed at a farther side from the swing shaft in a vicinity of the first holding position, and
the first stopper portion protrudes toward the inner wall surface facing the first stopper portion.

US Pat. No. 10,364,708

RANKINE CYCLE APPARATUS, COMBINED HEAT AND POWER SYSTEM, AND RANKINE CYCLE APPARATUS OPERATION METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A Rankine cycle apparatus comprising:a pump that pressurizes a working fluid;
an evaporator that heats the working fluid pressurized by the pump;
a positive-displacement expander that converts expansion energy of the working fluid heated in the evaporator into rotary power;
a condenser that cools the working fluid discharged from the positive-displacement expander; and
an internal heat exchanger that allows heat exchange to take place between the working fluid discharged from the positive-displacement expander and the working fluid discharged from the pump, wherein
the Rankine cycle apparatus is configured such that:
a temperature of the working fluid at an inlet of the positive-displacement expander is set so that a temperature of the working fluid at an outlet of the positive-displacement expander is higher than the saturation temperature on a high-pressure side of the cycle, and
the working fluid changes from a liquid phase to a gas-liquid two phase inside the internal heat exchanger after being discharged from the pump before being heated in the evaporator, and
the working fluid is a single organic working fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,364,698

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF NON-INTRUSIVE THRUST MEASUREMENT

ROLLS-ROYCE NORTH AMERICA...

1. A non-intrusive thrust measurement system comprising:a boundary defining a passage along an axis adapted to contain a fluid flowing from upstream to downstream;
an acoustic transmitter at said boundary;
a receiver suite at said boundary and adapted to receive a transmission from the transmitter;
a processor in communication with the transmitter and receiver suite adapted to determine a parameter from a characteristic of the transmission at the receiver suite and adapted to determine a thrust parameter from the parameter;
wherein the receiver suite comprises:
a first acoustic receiver at said boundary and adapted to receive a transmission from the acoustic transmitter;
a second acoustic receiver at said boundary and adapted to receive the transmission from the at least one acoustic transmitter;
wherein the characteristic determined by the processor is the time of arrival of the transmission at the first receiver and second receiver;
wherein the first and second acoustic receivers and the acoustic transmitter define a plane substantially parallel to the axis and wherein the second acoustic receiver is downstream from the first acoustic receiver and the first acoustic receiver is downstream from the acoustic transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,364,694

TURBOMACHINE BLADE CLEARANCE CONTROL SYSTEM

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A turbomachine blade clearance system, comprising:an actuator including an anchor portion for fixation to an interior surface of a turbomachine housing and an actuating portion for actuating movement relative to the anchor portion, wherein the actuating portion of the actuator includes bellows having a magneto-rheological fluid disposed therein and the bellows is configured to elongate under influence of a magnetic field to the magneto-rheological fluid; and
a turbomachine blade seal operatively connected to the actuating portion of the actuator and configured to move relative to the turbomachine housing to adjust a distance from a turbomachine blade of a turbomachine to maintain a predetermined gap clearance between the blade seal and the blade.

US Pat. No. 10,364,692

EXPANSION MACHINE HAVING A SHAFT SEALING RING AND A VALVE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An expansion machine (20) having an output shaft (24) and a shaft sealing ring (25) which interacts with the output shaft, wherein the expansion machine (20) has an inflow region (21) and an outflow region (22), wherein the expansion machine is configured such that compressed working medium flows into the inflow region (21) and expanded working medium flows out of the outflow region (22), and wherein the shaft sealing ring (25) separates a valve space (11) filled with working medium from an ambient space (40), characterized in that a valve (10) is arranged in the expansion machine (20) and the pressure in the valve space (11) is controlled by the valve (10).

US Pat. No. 10,364,689

EXPANSION TURBINE AND TURBOCHARGER

1. An expansion turbine for recovering power from energy of a working fluid, comprising;a turbine housing including a scroll section for taking in the working fluid;
a plurality of variable nozzles disposed inside the turbine housing at intervals in a circumferential direction of the expansion turbine, each of the variable nozzles being configured to be rotatable about a rotation shaft so as to change an area of a flow path of the working fluid flowing from the scroll section; and
a turbine wheel disposed rotatably inside the turbine housing, the turbine wheel including a plurality of turbine blades disposed downstream of the variable nozzles,
wherein the turbine housing includes an outer shell defining a profile of the turbine housing, a nozzle plate, and a nozzle mount disposed so as to face the nozzle plate,
wherein the nozzle plate has a first wall surface including a shroud section which faces tips of the turbine blades, and the nozzle mount has a second wall surface which faces the first wall surface across the flow path of the working fluid,
wherein a blade height of the variable nozzles at an outlet side is greater than a blade height of the turbine blades at an inlet side,
wherein the shroud section has a protruding portion protruding toward the second wall surface so as to reduce a height of the flow path of the working fluid toward downstream, at a downstream side of an outlet of the variable nozzles and an upstream side of an inlet of the turbine blades,
wherein the second wall surface of the nozzle mount is formed in a flat shape from the outlet of the variable nozzles to an upstream side of an inlet of the variable nozzles,
wherein a protruding amount of the protruding portion is set so that a tip end of the protruding portion does not protrude toward the second wall surface past the tips of the turbine blades at the inlet,
wherein the expansion turbine comprises a radial turbine configured such that the working fluid flows into the inlet of the turbine blades along a radial direction of the expansion turbine, and
wherein, where an origin is an axial position of roots of the turbine blades at the inlet and Xt is an axial length between the tips of the turbine blades at the inlet of the turbine blades and the origin and Xp is an axial length between the tip end of the protruding portion and the origin, where Xt and Xp satisfies a relationship 0

US Pat. No. 10,364,681

TURBINE BLADE

1. An airfoil for a gas turbine engine, the airfoil comprising:an outer surface bounding an interior and defining a pressure side and a suction side extending axially between a leading edge and a trailing edge and extending radially between a root and a tip;
a structural rib spanning the interior and extending between the pressure side and the suction side of the outer surface to define a first direction of extension;
multiple internal walls located near and extending along the outer surface in a second direction of extension, with the internal walls each at least partially defining a near wall cooling passage adjacent the outer surface; and
multiple thermal stress reduction structures provided between the structural rib and the internal walls at a position adjacent a junction of the first and second directions of extension such that the structural rib is separated from the internal wall on both sides of the structural rib at the pressure side and both sides of the structural rib at the suction side.

US Pat. No. 10,364,679

GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPRESSOR ROTOR VAPORIZATION COOLING

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A method of cooling a gas turbine engine rotor assembly, the gas turbine engine rotor assembly comprising a rotor having a disc, the method comprising the steps of:rotating the rotor with a phase change material contained within a cavity in the rotor;
changing a phase of the phase change material at a radially outer chamber of the cavity to cool a radially outer portion of the rotor; and
returning the changed phase of the phase change material to a radially inner chamber of the cavity via a passageway having an axial width that is less than an axial width of either of the inner and outer chambers,
wherein the radially outer chamber, the radially inner chamber, and the passageway are each defined within the disc of the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,364,673

FLUID IMAGING IN A BOREHOLE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of radiation sources located circumferentially around a borehole to transmit radiation into a fluid in the borehole;
a plurality of radiation detectors located circumferentially around the borehole, the plurality of radiation detectors to detect the radiation transmitted by each of the respective ones of the plurality of radiation sources; and
a controller coupled to the plurality of radiation detectors to determine an attenuation of the radiation at the plurality of detectors and determine a chemical composition of the fluid in response to the attenuation of the radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,364,671

DIAMOND TIPPED CONTROL VALVE USED FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE DRILLING APPLICATIONS

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A control valve assembly for a downhole string configured to be at least partially filled with mud, the control valve assembly comprising:a body including a mud flow passage having a mud flow inlet and a mud flow outlet;
a valve seat arranged at one of the mudflow inlet and the mudflow outlet;
a plunger arranged within the body, the plunger abutting the valve seat covering the one of the mudflow inlet and the mudflow outlet, wherein the plunger includes a first end portion, a second end portion and an intermediate portion extending therebetween, the first end portion including a tapered surface, at least one of the first end portion of the plunger and the valve seat is formed from diamond coated material;
a valve carrier supported in the body, the valve carrier extending about and supporting the plunger; and
a solenoid mounted at the body about the plunger, the solenoid being selectively energized to shift the plunger from the valve seat allowing a pulse of mud to flow through the mud flow passage.

US Pat. No. 10,364,668

MEASURING MICRO STALLS AND STICK SLIPS IN MUD MOTORS USING FIBER OPTIC SENSORS

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A method of measuring stick slips and micro stalls in a down-hole mud motor, the method comprising:positioning in a borehole a mud motor with an elastomeric stator and at least one fiber optic sensor within the elastomeric stator, the fiber optic sensor including a Bragg grating;
measuring a spectrum of light reflected from the Bragg grating with a spectrophotometer;
processing, via a down-hole computer, data from the spectrophotometer to compute time-domain samples of peak wavelength in the spectrum of light reflected from the Bragg grating;
receiving a measurement from the fiber optic sensor corresponding to a strain within the elastomeric stator; and
processing, via the down-hole computer, the received measurement to determine frequencies of micro stalls and stick slips of the mud motor by converting the time-domain samples of peak wavelength to the frequency domain.

US Pat. No. 10,364,661

SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR SEPARATING LIQUID AND GAS FLOWING THROUGH A MULTIPHASE PIPELINE

1. A system for separating liquid and gas flowing through a multiphase pipeline, said system comprising:a riser for connection to a sub-sea pipeline with an above sea-surface process facility, said riser having an upper end and a lower end, said riser being at its lower end configured to receive fluid from said multiphase pipeline and being configured at its upper end to receive gas which is delivered thereto, said riser further comprising a valve for adjusting the flow at which the gas is delivered through the upper end of said riser;
a pipe to be arranged outside or inside the riser, said pipe having an upper part and a lower part with the lower part being connected to or inserted into the riser, thereby creating a liquid flow path between the riser and the pipe, said pipe having a liquid intake configured to receive liquid from a liquid column in said riser during production operations, and said upper end of said pipe being configured to deliver said liquid, said pipe further comprising for a valve adjusting the flow at which said liquid is delivered through the upper end of said pipe;
one or more gauges configured to measure the position of a surface of said liquid column in said riser;
a controller configured to control said valve for adjusting the flow at which the gas is delivered through the upper end of said riser means such that the position of the surface of said liquid column can be adjusted by adjusting the flow at which gas is delivered through the upper end of said riser; and
wherein the one or more gauges include a first pressure gauge configured to measure the pressure at said upper end of said pipe and a second pressure gauge configured to measure the pressure in the liquid flow path between the riser and said pipe at the upper end of said pipe, wherein during production operations the controller is configured to compare the pressures measured by the first pressure gauge and the second pressure gauge to thereby estimate the position of the surface of said liquid column in said riser.

US Pat. No. 10,364,637

DOWNHOLE SUB WITH COLLAPSIBLE BAFFLE AND METHODS FOR USE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

12. An apparatus for treating a subterranean formation, comprising:a housing, wherein the housing is suitable for connection to a section of casing of a casing string;
a sleeve disposed within the housing and movable between a first position and a second position; and
a collapsible baffle disposed within the housing, wherein in the first position, the sleeve retains the collapsible baffle and in the second position, the collapsible baffle is permitted to collapse within the housing such that a fluid is permitted to flow through one or more perforations created downhole in the casing string and into a production zone and prevented from flowing within the casing string beyond the collapsible baffle due to a seal created by the collapsible baffle, wherein the collapsible baffle is actuated and the one or more perforations are created in a single run, and wherein the collapsible baffle comprises a split-ring that includes a split, wherein the collapsible baffle has a first diameter when in an uncollapsed position and a second diameter when in a collapsed position, and wherein the second diameter is smaller than the first diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,364,636

SWELLABLE CASING ANCHOR

TAM INTERNATIONAL, INC., ...

1. A method for anchoring a casing string within a wellbore, the method comprising:providing the casing string, the casing string being generally tubular, the casing string having a central axis and an exterior surface, the casing string being made up of a plurality of casing tubulars;
coupling a swellable elastomeric material on at least a portion of the exterior surface of the casing string; the swellable elastomeric material formed as individual swellable packer elements positioned on at least some of the casing tubulars coupled to the swellable elastomeric material, each swellable packer element coupled to the outer surface of a casing tubular, each casing tubular having a swellable packer element coupled thereto defining a swellable casing tubular, and each casing tubular not having a swellable packer element coupled thereto defining a bare casing tubular, wherein at least one swellable packer element includes a plurality of grooves formed in an outer surface of the swellable packer element, the plurality of grooves arranged longitudinally along the swellable packer element and parallel to the central axis;
positioning the casing string within a wellbore such that a density of swellable casing tubulars is higher at an end of the casing string than the density of swellable casing tubulars at the middle of the casing string or the density of swellable casing tubulars is higher at the middle of the casing string than the density of swellable casing tubulars at the end of the casing string;
exposing the swellable elastomeric material to a swelling fluid; and
sealing the swellable elastomeric material to the wellbore.

US Pat. No. 10,364,635

ADJUSTABLE ISOLATION SLEEVE

Cameron International Cor...

1. A system for coupling to well equipment, comprising:a connector to couple to the well equipment, the connector comprising an internal bore; and
an isolation sleeve positioned at least partially within the internal bore of the connector and comprising a seal, the isolation sleeve and the seal axially movable together with respect to the internal bore of the connector so as to be positionable to extend into and engage the well equipment;
a nut coupled to the connector to secure the isolation sleeve within the internal bore of the connector; and
an outer sleeve sub positioned at least partially within the internal bore of the connector with the isolation sleeve positioned at least partially within the outer sleeve sub, the isolation sleeve axially movable with respect to the outer sleeve sub;
wherein the isolation sleeve and the nut are engaged with each other such that rotation of the nut with respect to the isolation sleeve moves the isolation sleeve and the seal axially with respect to the internal bore of the connector; and
wherein the nut is coupled to the outer sleeve sub and capable of securing the isolation sleeve within the outer sleeve sub.

US Pat. No. 10,364,630

DOWNHOLE ASSEMBLY INCLUDING DEGRADABLE-ON-DEMAND MATERIAL AND METHOD TO DEGRADE DOWNHOLE TOOL

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

21. A frac plug comprising:at least one component formed of a degradable-on-demand material including:
a matrix material; and,
an energetic material configured to generate energy upon activation to facilitate the degradation of the at least one component; and,
a triggering system including an igniter arranged to ignite the energetic material, and an electrical circuit, wherein in an open condition of the circuit the igniter is not activated, and in a closed condition of the circuit the igniter is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,364,617

SLIP RING WITH A TENSIONED CONTACT ELEMENT

Halliburton Energy Servic...

10. A method for assembling a slip ring comprising a ring assembly and a contact assembly, the method comprising:(a) providing the ring assembly, wherein the ring assembly comprises an electrically conductive ring, wherein the conductive ring has a perimeter, and wherein the conductive ring comprises a conductive ring engagement surface extending around the perimeter of the conductive ring;
(b) providing the contact assembly, wherein the contact assembly comprises a contact block and a contact element, wherein the contact element comprises a first contact element end, a second contact element end, and an electrically conductive contact element engagement surface;
(c) extending the contact element around the conductive ring so that the contact element forms a loop around the conductive ring between the first contact element end and the second contact element end and so that the contact element engagement surface is engaged with the conductive ring engagement surface along an electrical contact section of the loop, wherein the loop has a loop length;
(d) connecting both the first contact element end and the second contact element end with the contact block;
(e) tensioning the contact element against the conductive ring engagement surface, wherein tensioning comprises at least one of adjusting a distance between the contact block and the conductive ring using a device comprising one or more adjustable screws carried by the contact block, and adjusting the loop length of the contact element using a device comprising a contact block clamp carried by the contact block; and
(f) urging the contact element against the conductive ring engagement surface with a biasing mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,364,590

FENCE POST PULLER AND PULLER-DRIVER COMBINATION

1. A T-post puller for a T-post having a T-cross section including a stem and a pair of wings with a plurality of spaced apart studs along a head of the stem, said T-post puller comprising a body with a geometric channel configured such that the T-post puller may be slipped over an end of a T-post, said channel having first and second spaced apart stud engaging protrusions, said stud engaging protrusions configured such that when the body is rotated into stud engaging position one of said pair of wings is wedged against a shoulder of a first of the stud engaging protrusions while the second stud engaging protrusion is positioned below a stud, said T-post puller further having a retractable member engaging the stem of the T-post in stud engaging position.

US Pat. No. 10,364,588

SHELTER SYSTEM

Go Papa, LLLP, Littleton...

1. A shelter system, comprising:a collapsible shelter comprising:
a number of vertical support legs extending substantially perpendicular to a collapsible truss section interconnecting the number of vertical support legs;
a canopy securable to the collapsible truss section of the collapsible shelter, wherein the canopy includes:
an arcuate interface spanning from a first vertical support leg to an adjacent second vertical support leg; and
an attachment mechanism to releasably engage the canopy and arcuate interface with the first vertical support leg; and
a connection member to connect the canopy to a separate self-supporting tent structure by engaging with the arcuate interface, wherein the connection member includes a flysheet portion separate from the separate self-support tent structure.

US Pat. No. 10,364,582

DEVICE FOR REPAIRING CRACK IN WALL

SAKAEGUMI CORPORATION, T...

1. A device for repairing a crack in a wall comprising:an injection nozzle that has a nozzle part, with a front end adapted to be positioned on a crack in a wall and adapted to inject filler into the crack, and an inflow pipe that is connected to the nozzle part and sends filler to the nozzle part,
an adsorption disk that is fixed to a supporting shaft in which a suction passage for sucking air is formed to be adsorbed to a wall surface by sucking air through the suction passage, and to be detached from the wall surface by releasing the suction,
an arm that has a front end part and a rear end part in the axial direction, and is supported by the supporting shaft through a first universal joint and supports an inflow pipe of the injection nozzle in the front end part through a second universal joint, and
a plurality of contact members that are attached to the rear end part of the arm, front ends of the plurality of contact members being adapted to contact the wall surface, and receiving a moment load generated in the arm when injecting the filler into the crack by means of the injection nozzle,
wherein the plurality of contact members are arranged in a direction orthogonal to the axial direction of the arm,
wherein the first universal joint comprises a spherical rotating member having a through hole through which the supporting shaft is inserted and a ring-like retention ring that rotatably retains the spherical rotating member,
a male screw is formed on an outer periphery of the supporting shaft,
a pressing coil spring is provided on the supporting shaft so that the pressing coil spring is loosely fitted to the supporting shaft in a compressed state between an upper surface of the adsorption disk and a lower surface of the arm, and
a regulation nut part that is screwed with the male screw on the supporting shaft on an upper surface side of the arm and regulates an upward movement of the arm is provided.

US Pat. No. 10,364,581

MASONRY CORNER JIG

1. A masonry corner jig comprising:a main elongate body including first and second portions extending from a midpoint, the main elongate body forming a plurality of apertures extending a length of the main elongate body at the midpoint;
first and second leg pegs each being sized and configured for selective attachment to the main elongate body on a respective one of the first and second portions;
first and second L-shaped plates each defining a central leg bracket including a first surface and a second surface; the central leg bracket being sized and configured for selective attachment to the main elongate body; the central leg bracket including a curved plate extending from the second surface, the curved plate forming a hole extending the length of the curved plate;
an adjustable grade stake sized and configured for engaged passage through the hole on each of the curved plates of the respective central leg brackets;
a metal plate defining a base, the base forming a body having a 90-degree cutout section wherein the point of the 90-degree cutout section is aligned with the center of the base; the base forming three holes along a perimeter zone of the base; a tube extending from the base and forming a channel sized for engaged receipt of the adjustable grade stake;
first and second legs each comprising:
a leg hinge having a first end and a second end that is sized and configured for attachment to the leg peg;
a leg rod having a first end and a second end that is sized and configured for attachment to the first end of the leg hinge;
an adjusting rod having a first end and a second end that is sized and configured for attachment to the first end of the leg rod; the adjusting rod having a hole through the center of the adjusting rod;
an adjusting pin that is sized and configured for engaged passage through the hole of the adjusting rod;
a cylinder defining an ankle rod, the ankle rod having a first end and a second end that is sized and configured for attachment to the first end of the adjusting rod; and
a foot plate that is sized and configured for attachment to the first end of the ankle rod.

US Pat. No. 10,364,579

VENTED AND WATER CONTROL CLADDING SYSTEM

Norwood Architecture, Inc...

1. A vented and water control system, consisting of:an exterior cladding panel configured to be mounted at a wall of a structure, the exterior cladding panel consisting of glass fiber reinforced plastic having a front surface, a back surface, and an omnidirectional relief pattern integral with the back surface and defined by a plurality of elements that form an omnidirectional ventilation and drainage plane between the wall and the back surface when the exterior cladding panel is mounted at the wall; and,
a non-structural finish layer located on the exterior cladding panel.

US Pat. No. 10,364,558

BOTTLE TRAP

1. A bottle trap for washbasin sink, the bottle trap comprising:a main body having an open end and a tapered closed end, the open end adapted to be coupled to a tailpiece pipe from a sink and the tapered closed end has at least one face inclined at a first angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the main body;
a cylindrical trap element received through the open end and extending axially into the main body up to at least half the length of the main body, the cylindrical trap element dividing the main body into an inner cylindrical portion and an outer cylindrical portion, the inner cylindrical portion and the outer cylindrical portion being fluidically coupled;
an outlet orifice provided on peripheral surface of the main body perpendicularly thereto, the outlet orifice is fluidically coupled to the outer cylindrical portion and is adapted to be coupled to a horizontal drain pipe;
a thread-less coupling provided at the open end and the outlet orifice, for connecting the tailpiece pipe and the drain pipe, respectively, thereto for ensuring a leakproof coupling, said thread-less coupling being based on a connecting seal having a cylindrical body with a circumferential groove on its outer cylindrical surface, and a complementary inward projecting first annular projection on the open end and the outlet orifice, the first annular projection being adapted to engage with the circumferential groove on the respective connecting seal; and
at least one sealable drain orifice provided at the at least one inclined face of the tapered closed end, the drain orifice being fluidically connected to the outer cylindrical portion for enabling draining out of blockage particles therein by opening the drain orifice,wherein the main body is a monolithic block and joint free, andwherein the at least one sealable drain orifice is adapted to be sealed by a removable closure, andwherein during operation liquid from the tailpiece pipe enters into the inner cylinder portion towards the outer cylinder portion for being directed out of the outlet orifice into the drain pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,364,541

TEMPORARILY COUPLING BETWEEN JACKET AND PILE AND METHOD OF COUPLING

IHC Holland IE B.V., Sli...

1. A method for coupling a jacket with a foundation pile, comprising;mounting a first flange with the jacket,
contacting a second flange with the foundation pile such that the second flange is supported by the foundation pile,
mutually positioning the first flange and the second flange such that the jacket is supported by the pile through the first flange and the second flange,
arranging an inflatable spacing member between the first flange and second flange such that the spacing member contacts both the first flange and second flange for supporting the jacket through the spacing member;
inflating the spacing member for increasing a spacing between the first flange and second flange; and
detaching the spacing member from at least one of the first flange and second flange.

US Pat. No. 10,364,538

APPARATUS FOR ABSORBING ENERGY RESULTING FROM VEHICLE IMPACT

Lindsay Transportation So...

1. Apparatus positioned at a guardrail lead end portion for absorbing energy resulting from vehicle impact, said guardrail having an elongated top edge, an elongated bottom edge spaced a predetermined substantially uniform vertical distance from said top edge and opposed side surfaces extending between said elongated top edge and said elongated bottom edge, said apparatus comprising:an impact terminal;
a support structure supporting said impact terminal at or adjacent to the guardrail lead end portion, said support structure extending from said impact terminal;
a guardrail engagement structure supported by said support structure, said guardrail engagement structure defining an interior, a guardrail receiving opening communicating with said interior receiving the guardrail lead end portion, and a guardrail discharge opening communicating with said interior, said support structure and said guardrail engagement structure operable upon vehicle impact on said impact terminal to move along said guardrail and cause said guardrail to pass through said guardrail engagement structure and exit said guardrail discharge opening, the guardrail engagement structure comprising a chute having inner chute surfaces defining said interior, said inner chute surfaces having a generally rectangular configuration along substantially the full length thereof whereby said interior has a generally rectangular cross sectional configuration along substantially the full length thereof, said chute twisted between said guardrail receiving opening and said guardrail discharge opening, said guardrail being in frictional engagement with said inner chute surfaces, and said chute applying torquing forces on said guardrail during passage of said guardrail through said guardrail engagement structure to cause twisting of said guardrail from a first guardrail orientation whereby said guardrail exits said guardrail discharge opening in a second guardrail orientation with said elongated top edge and said elongated bottom edge displaced sideways relative to one another and vehicle collision impact energy is absorbed.

US Pat. No. 10,364,531

DUST HOOD

Brunn Air Systems, Inc., ...

1. A dust hood, comprising:a hood body having a roof and first and second long sidewalls that depend from opposite edges of the roof, the roof forming a peak line;
a first inlet extending substantially the entirety of the first long sidewall, the first inlet having a substantially constant height;
a second inlet extending substantially the entirety of the second long sidewall, the second inlet having a substantially constant height; and
an outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,364,529

SPLITTING METHOD

Compagnie Generale des Et...

1. A method for manufacturing at least first and second assemblies of M1 filamentary elements and M2 filamentary elements, respectively, at least one of the first and second assemblies including a plurality of filamentary elements wound together in a helix, the method comprising steps of:assembling M filamentary elements together into a layer of the M filamentary elements around a temporary core, to form a temporary assembly; and
splitting the temporary assembly into at least the first and second assemblies of M1 filamentary elements and M2 filamentary elements, respectively,
wherein during the step of splitting the temporary assembly, the first assembly is separated from a temporary collection formed of the second assembly and the temporary core, and then the second assembly and the temporary core are separated from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,364,528

ROPE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADV...

1. A rope including a yarn twisted by using a raw thread of a polyethylene fiber having an ultrahigh molecular weight and a strand twisted by the yarn and subjected to rope-making through the strand,wherein an oil content is removed from the yarn and an affinity enhancing treatment is performed over a surface of the yarn,
a resin coating layer for protecting the rope is formed on an external surface of the yarn, an external surface of the strand or an external surface of the rope,
the resin coating layer is configured to bind the raw thread in an inner part of the yarn, and
the affinity enhancing treatment includes a UV treatment method or an atmospheric plasma method to cause an oxidation reaction over an exposed surface of the polyethylene fiber of the yarn and thereby to cause introduction of an oxygen containing functional group, O, OH, or a combination thereof, to CH that is included in a chemical formula of the polyethylene fiber of the yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,364,526

SYSTEM TO PRESSURIZE WATERIN A GARMENT CARE DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A system for a garment care device comprising:a steam generator;
a chamber for receiving water from a water supply system and for delivering the water towards the steam generator; and
an actuator cooperating with a retention member inside the chamber,
the actuator being configured to load the retention member when the water is received in the chamber, and
the retention member being configured to unload and apply a force to the actuator to pressurise the water received in the chamber, wherein the retention member has a stiffness coefficient (k) that varies as a function of displacement of the actuator from a loaded state of the retention member.

US Pat. No. 10,364,516

3D WOVEN FIBER STRUCTURE, A FIBER PREFORM OBTAINED FROM SUCH A FIBER STRUCTURE, AND A COMPOSITE MATERIAL PART INCLUDING SUCH A PREFORM

Safran Aircraft Engines, ...

1. A fiber structure woven by three-dimensional weaving with a plurality of layers of warp yarns interlinked by weft yarns of a plurality of layers of weft yarns, the fiber structure comprising:a first portion and a second portion situated to be extending along and adjacent each other in a weft direction when not folded relative to each other, and the first portion and the second portion being foldable relative to each other to form an angle at a fold zone,
wherein, in the fold zone and in each weft plane of the fiber structure, two weft yarns situated in a region adjacent to an outside face of the fiber structure situated on an inside of the angle have paths that cross so that arrangements of said two weft yarns in the first and second portions are interchanged, and
wherein in each of the first portion and the second portion, all of the warp yarns are interlinked by three-dimensional weaving by the weft yarns so as to be free of a non-interlinked zone.

US Pat. No. 10,364,511

MAGNETO DIELECTRIC COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND MICROWAVE APPLICATIONS THEREOF

UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC, C...

1. A substrate for receiving microwave signals comprising:a base layer having tunable elements; and
a nanofiber layer comprising magnetic nanofibers;
wherein said nanofibers have an aspect ratio of length to diameter of each nanofiber is at least 50 to 1; and wherein said nanofiber layer is embedded in the base layer.

US Pat. No. 10,364,506

ELECTROPLATING APPARATUS WITH CURRENT CROWDING ADAPTED CONTACT RING SEAL AND THIEF ELECTRODE

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. Apparatus for electroplating a workpiece having an irregularity, comprising:a vessel for holding an electrolyte;
at least one anode and at least one current thief electrode in the vessel;
a workpiece chuck having a contact ring including a seal, with the contact ring and/or the seal having a change in shape at the irregularity which increases the exposure of the irregularity to the current thief electrode, to reduce electric current crowding at the irregularity; and
a head adapted for holding and releasing the workpiece chuck, and for moving the workpiece chuck into and out of the vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,364,499

ROLL

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

1. A roll to transfer a substrate, comprising:a) two ends without a central portion so that only the two ends are in contact with the substrate;
b) a protruding portion provided at each of the two ends of the roll at a surface that contacts the substrate, the protruding portion configured to fix the substrate during the transferring process, the protruding portion having a comb shape comprising lines that form an angle larger than 0° and less than 90° with respect to a transferring direction of the substrate to transfer the substrate while applying a tensile force to the substrate during the transferring process of the substrate; and
c) one or more spraying orifices configured to spray a precursor onto the substrate during a transferring process of the substrate, the spraying orifices located at an inner planar side surface of each of the two ends.

US Pat. No. 10,364,497

VAPOR BASED SITE-ISOLATED PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

INTERMOLECULAR, INC., Sa...

1. A method for processing a substrate, the method comprising:providing a substrate;
positioning a showerhead above the substrate, wherein the showerhead comprises a plurality of injection ports, at least one isolation channel, and at least one exhaust port on a bottom surface thereof, wherein the at least one isolation channel separates the plurality of injection ports into two or more sections, wherein at least one of the two or more sections is a planar surface including a plurality of injection ports disposed in an array along a first axis and a second axis of the planar surface, the at least one exhaust port is positioned within the at least one isolation channel, and the plurality of injection ports are not in fluid communication with the at least one exhaust port within the showerhead;
causing at least one processing fluid to be delivered from the plurality of injection ports onto the substrate;
causing at least some of the at least one processing fluid to be removed from the substrate through the at least one exhaust port;
wherein the at least one isolation channel comprises an isolation wall extending from the bottom surface of the showerhead, and wherein a distance between a lower end of the isolation wall and the substrate is less than a distance between the plurality of injection ports and the substrate; and
wherein the showerhead further comprises at least one processing fluid channel formed therein, each of the at least one processing fluid channels being in fluid communication with the injection ports of a respective one of the two or more sections of injection ports, and wherein the causing of the at least one processing fluid to be delivered from the plurality of injection ports onto the substrate comprising delivering the at least one processing fluid to the at least one processing fluid channel.

US Pat. No. 10,364,495

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A THIN FILM

ADEKA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A method for producing a thin film, the method comprising:introducing, into a deposition chamber in which a substrate is placed, a vapor that has been obtained by vaporizing a material for thin film formation comprising an aluminum compound represented by general formula (I):

wherein R1 and R2 each independently represent a branched alkyl group having 3 to 5 carbon atoms, and R3 represents a methyl group or an ethyl group; and
forming an aluminum-containing thin film on a surface of the substrate by decomposing and/or chemical reacting the aluminum compound.

US Pat. No. 10,364,490

CHROMIZING OVER CATHODIC ARC COATING

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A chromium-rich cathodic arc coating comprising:a MCrAlY cathodic arc coating on a substrate, wherein M is a metal alloy comprising nickel, cobalt, iron, or a combination thereof and the cathodic arc coating comprises 25 to 50% chromium by weight based on the weight of the MCrAlY; and
a diffused chromide coating atop the MCrAlY cathodic arc coating, wherein the diffused chromide coating has a higher content of chromium than the MCrAlY cathodic arc coating, the combined thickness of the diffused chromide coating and the MCrAlY cathodic arc coating is 2.5 to 3 mil (0.0635 to 0.0762 mm), and the chromium-rich cathodic arc coating has a chromium rich phase with a depth of 0.1 to 2.5 mils (0.00254 to 0.0635).

US Pat. No. 10,364,489

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DEPOSITION OF MATERIALS ON INTERIOR SURFACES OF HOLLOW COMPONENTS

The Regents of the Univer...

15. A method comprising:(a) positioning an optical fiber and a target of a material to be deposited on a first region of an interior surface of a hollow component in the hollow component, a first end of the optical fiber coupled to a laser system, and a second end of the optical fiber proximate the target;
(b) depositing the material on the first region of the interior surface of the hollow component by directing a first laser pulse from the laser system through the optical fiber to impinge on the target;
(c) measuring a resistance between the hollow component and the target;
(d) repeating operation (b); and
(e) changing a position of the optical fiber, the target, or both the optical fiber and the target to decrease the resistance between the hollow component and the target when operation (b) is repeated.

US Pat. No. 10,364,488

LINEAR EVAPORATION SOURCE AND DEPOSITION APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A linear evaporation source comprising:a crucible having a length in a length direction and a width in a width direction, the crucible comprising an internal space between at least two length sides, being open on one side thereof, and configured to store a deposition material;
a plurality of partitions dividing the internal space of the crucible into a plurality of internal spaces, wherein each of the partitions extends between the two length sides and has at least one opening substantially centered between the two length sides in a lower portion thereof and at least one stepped recess formed substantially above and separated from the at least one opening by a portion of the partition;
a nozzle section located on the open side of the crucible and comprising a plurality of nozzles;
a heater configured to heat the crucible; and
a housing configured to accommodate the crucible, the nozzle section, and the heater;
wherein the at least one stepped recess of each partition is facing the nozzle section located on the open side of the crucible, each partition includes a bottom surface, and the opening of each partition is separated from the bottom surface of each partition, wherein for each partition, a width of the at least one stepped recess in the width direction is greater than a width of the at least one opening in the width direction, and wherein an evaporated deposition material is sprayed through each nozzle of the plurality of nozzles, and each nozzle corresponds to each of the plurality of internal spaces divided by the plurality of partitions.

US Pat. No. 10,364,482

COPPER-ZINC ALLOY, BAND MATERIAL COMPOSED THEREOF, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A SEMIFINISHED PART COMPOSED OF A COPPER-ZINC ALLOY AND SLIDING ELEMENT COMPOSED OF A COPPER-ZINC ALLOY

WIELAND-WERKE AG, Ulm (D...

1. A copper-zinc alloy consisting of, in % by weight:from 67.5 to 68.3% of Cu,
from 0.43 to 0.46% of Si,
from 1.32 to 1.35% of Mn,
from 0.035 to 0.043% of P,
optionally up to a maximum of 0.5% of Al,
optionally up to a maximum of 0.15% of Ni,
optionally up to a maximum of 0.1% of Fe,
optionally up to a maximum of 0.1% of Pb,
optionally up to a maximum of 0.08% of Sn,
optionally up to a maximum of 0.1% of S,
balance Zn and unavoidable impurities,
characterized in that the alloy has a microstructure which consists of an ?-phase matrix in which inclusions of manganese silicides having a globular shape are present in a proportion of at least 2% by volume and not more than 5% by volume.

US Pat. No. 10,364,477

PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING CONTINUOUS BULK FORMS OF IRON-SILICON ALLOYS AND BULK FORMS PRODUCED THEREBY

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A process comprising:deforming a solid body formed of an Fe—Si alloy with a cutting tool in a single step to continuously produce a continuous bulk form from material obtained from the solid body, the continuous bulk form having a longitudinal direction, a continuous cross-sectional form, and a microstructure characterized by a crystallographic texture having <111> and {110} fibers that are inclined relative to the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,364,460

REACTION CONTAINER, NUCLEIC ACID ANALYSIS DEVICE, AND NUCLEIC ACID ANALYSIS METHOD

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A reaction container, comprising:a base material;
an injection port arranged on the base material;
an analysis well in which a nucleic acid analysis reagent used for a nucleic acid analysis is contained, the analysis well being arranged on the base material and configured to analyze a sample containing a nucleic acid; and
a quantification well in which a quantification reagent configured to specifically detect the nucleic acid is contained, the quantification well being arranged on the base material and configured to quantify an amount of the nucleic acid contained in the sample before an amplification of the nucleic acid,
a flow path arranged on the base material configured to distribute the nucleic acid contained in the sample into the quantification well and the analysis well,
wherein the nucleic acid contained in the sample is directly distributed into the quantification well and the analysis well respectively by the flow path, and
wherein the quantification well is positioned to be closer to the injection port than the analysis well.

US Pat. No. 10,364,411

DISSOLUTION GUIDED WETTING OF STRUCTURED SURFACES

The University of North C...

13. A method of wetting a microfabricated device while inhibiting the entrapment of gas bubbles therein, comprising:(a) providing a microfabricated device comprising a substrate material comprising an array of microwells formed therein, wherein the array of microwells defines at least one gas-entrapping feature that entraps gas bubbles upon wetting said array of microwells with a solvent or solution, and a sacrificial residue in contact with said at least one gas-entrapping feature;
(b) priming the microfabricated device with a sacrificial residue in contact with said at least one gas-entrapping feature, wherein the sacrificial residue is soluble in a solvent or solution, and
(c) treating said microfabricated device with a solvent or solution sufficient to dissolve said sacrificial residue to cause dissolution guided wetting of the at least one gas-entrapping feature without entrapping gas bubbles.

US Pat. No. 10,364,391

QUANTUM DOT, QUANTUM DOT FILM AND LED PACKAGE AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A quantum dot comprising:a seed comprising a first compound without Cd; and
a core enclosing the seed and comprising a second compound,
wherein the first compound comprises a first element from group XIII and a second element from group XV and is different from the second compound, and the second compound consists of InP.

US Pat. No. 10,364,386

MICROEMULSION TO IMPROVE THE FLOW OF HEAVY HYDROCARBONS, ITS PREPARATION AND USE

INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PE...

1. A process for the secondary recovery of heavy crude oil having an ° API gravity of 10-12 from a well consisting of the steps ofproducing a micellar solution consisting of a surfactant, a primary alcohol, and about 15 by weight of a brine solution containing 70,000 ppm sodium chloride salt;
injecting the micellar solution into the well in an amount of about 0.5 to 1 wt % based on the weight of the crude oil in said well to mix with the crude oil in the well, forming a crude oil microemulsion in the well of said crude oil and said micellar solution, and reducing the viscosity and surface tension of the crude oil in the well to about 0.001 dyne/cm, and
recovering said crude oil;
wherein said surfactant is nonyl phenol ethoxylate, and said primary alcohol co-surfactant is selected from the group consisting of methanol, ethanol, propan-1-ol, butan-1-ol, pentan-1-ol, hexan-1-ol, heptan-1-ol, octan-1-ol, nonan-1-ol, decan-1-ol, undecan-1-ol, dodecan-1-ol, tridecan-1-ol, tetradecan-1-ol, and pentadecan-1-ol;
a ratio of said surfactant to said primary alcohol co-surfactant is between 7:2 and 4:3.

US Pat. No. 10,364,374

DRY APPLY PROTECTIVE METHODS

ZAGG Intellectual Propert...

1. A method for protecting a surface of a substrate, comprising:grasping a protruding feature of a backing of a system for protecting a surface of a substrate;
grasping a protruding feature of an application tape of the system for protecting a surface of a substrate;
separating the protruding feature of the backing from the protruding feature of the application tape; and
peeling the backing from a protective film of the system for protecting a surface of a substrate to expose an adhesive on an adherent surface of the protective film.

US Pat. No. 10,364,356

DEVICE FOR REGULATING THE PASSAGE OF ENERGY

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. Compound of the formula (I):
where:
X is equal to S or Se;
Z1 is, independently of one another, a single bond, —CR3?CR3— or —C?C—; or two, three, four or five groups combined with one another, selected from the groups —CR3?CR3— and —C?C—;
Z2 is, independently of one another, a single bond, O, S, C(R3)2, —CR3?CR3— or —C?C—; or two, three, four or five groups combined with one another, selected from the groups O, S, C(R3)2, —CR3?CR3— and —C?C—;
Ar1 is, independently of one another, an aryl or heteroaryl group having 5 to 30 aromatic ring atoms, which may be substituted by one or more radicals R4;
R1 is, independently of one another, H, D, F, CN, N(R5)2, or an alkyl, alkoxy or thioalkoxy group having 1 to 20 C atoms, which may be substituted by one or more radicals R5, where one or more CH2 groups in the alkyl, alkoxy or thioalkoxy groups may be replaced by —R5C?CR5—, —C?C—, C?O, C?S, —C(?O)O—, —OC(?O)—, Si(R5)2, NR5, —O— or —S—;
R3, R4 are, independently of one another, H, D, F, Cl, CN, or an alkyl, alkoxy or thioalkoxy group having 1 to 10 C atoms, which may be substituted by one or more radicals R5, where one or more CH2 groups in the alkyl, alkoxy or thioalkoxy groups may be replaced by —R5C?CR5—, —C?C—, C?O, C?S, —C(?O)O—, —OC(?O)—, Si(R5)2, NR5, —O— or —S—;
R5 is, independently of one another, H, D, F, Cl, CN, N(R6)2, an alkyl, alkoxy or thioalkoxy group having 1 to 10 C atoms or an alkenyl or alkynyl group having 2 to 20 C atoms, where the above-mentioned groups may each be substituted by one or more radicals R6 and where one or more CH2 groups in the above-mentioned groups may be replaced by —R6C?CR6—, —C?C—, C?O, C?S, —C(?O)O—, —O(C?O)—, Si(R6)2, NR6, —O— or —S—, or an aryl or heteroaryl group having 5 to 30 aromatic ring atoms, which may in each case be substituted by one or more radicals R6;
R6 is, independently of one another, H, F or an aliphatic organic radical having 1 to 20 C atoms, in which one or more H atoms may be replaced by F, or an aryl or heteroaryl group having 5 to 20 C atoms, in which one or more H atoms may be replaced by F; and
i is, independently of one another, equal to 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.