US Pat. No. 10,712,968

MANAGEMENT OF STATE INFORMATION BACKUP FOR AN AUXILIARY STORAGE SERVICE IN A MICROSERVICE ARCHITECTURE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method, comprising:generating a snapshot of state information of an auxiliary storage service on a given storage node in a storage cluster comprised of a plurality of storage nodes, wherein the given storage node implements a set of storage services in a microservice architecture, the set of storage services comprising at least said auxiliary storage service and one or more core storage services monitored by said auxiliary storage service;
selecting a plurality, M, of protector storage nodes within said plurality of storage nodes in the storage cluster, wherein said M protector storage nodes comprises a snapshot manager node corresponding to said given storage node and M?1 additional protector storage nodes, and wherein said M protector storage nodes are selected based on a hierarchical ranking of available storage nodes within said storage cluster arranged in a predefined configuration relative to said given storage node;
providing said snapshot to each of said M?1 additional protector storage nodes; and
in response to said given storage node becoming unavailable, selecting a new snapshot manager node from among said M?1 protector nodes to manage said snapshot, wherein said method does not employ resources of said one or more core storage services monitored by said auxiliary storage service such that the auxiliary storage service remains functional in case the one or more core storage services are unavailable.

US Pat. No. 10,712,964

PRE-FORKING REPLICAS FOR EFFICIENT SCALING OF A DISTRIBUTED DATA STORAGE SYSTEM

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a plurality of compute nodes, individually comprising at least one processor and a memory, implementing a distributed database, configured to:
collocate, on respective ones of the plurality compute nodes, individual replicas of a first replica group for a first database partition of the distributed database with respective replicas of a second replica group for a second database partition of the distributed database, as part of an operation to merge the first and second database partitions;
change a current leader replica of the first replica group or the second replica group to locate current leader replicas of the first and second replica groups on a same one of the plurality of compute nodes; and
service data requests to the first and second database partitions via the current leader replicas of the first and second replica groups collocated on the same compute node.

US Pat. No. 10,712,962

MEMORY SYSTEM AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A memory system comprising:a memory device including a plurality of dies, each including a plurality planes, each including a plurality of blocks; and
a controller suitable for grouping the plurality of memory blocks into a plurality of super blocks, each of which has a designated type corresponding to a condition,
wherein the controller forms a set of first super blocks, among the plurality of super blocks, each of which has at least one bad memory block and good memory blocks, and manages the first super blocks,
wherein the controller forms a set of second super blocks, among the plurality of super blocks, each of which has only good memory blocks, and manages the second super blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,712,961

ADDRESSING MATCH AND ACTION ENTRIES IN A MATCH-ACTION STAGE

Barefoot Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method of configuring a forwarding element-comprising a plurality of match-action stages, the method comprising:configuring a first memory to store a plurality of match entries of a match-action stage, at least one of which specifies a set of match conditions;
configuring a second memory to store a plurality of action entries of the match-action stage, at least one of which (i) corresponds to one of the match entries in the first memory and (ii) specifies one or more actions to perform on a data message when a set of attributes associated with the data message matches a match condition specified by a corresponding match entry, wherein at least one match entry in the first memory is identified by a same virtual address as its corresponding action entry in the second memory so that when a data message's set of attributes match the match condition of a particular match entry at a particular virtual address in the first memory, the match-action stage reads a particular action entry corresponding to the particular match entry using a same particular virtual address in the second memory and performs the one or more actions specified by the particular action entry; and
moving the particular match entry from a first location in the first memory to a second location in the first memory, wherein the particular virtual address of the particular match entry after the particular match entry is moved remains the same as the particular virtual address of the particular match entry prior to the particular match entry being moved such that the particular match entry continues to reference a same corresponding action entry without modification to any data stored in the particular match entry or the action entry corresponding to the particular match entry.

US Pat. No. 10,712,958

ELASTIC STORAGE VOLUME TYPE SELECTION AND OPTIMIZATION ENGINE FOR PUBLIC CLOUD ENVIRONMENTS

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A method, the method comprising:storing, in a repository, a plurality of transition models that each include a rule that governs dynamic resource allocation on a cloud computing platform for providing access to block storage volumes, the rule within each transition model is associated with respective volume type identifiers of volume types;
detecting that a block storage volume was provisioned by a cloud computing platform based on a first volume type identifier of a first volume type, wherein the first volume type causes the cloud computing platform to control a runtime operation rate permitted for accessing at least one of the block storage volumes, the runtime operation rate characterizing a rate at which distinct memory operations are performed;
determining a baseline operation rate and a baseline throughput rate for the provisioned block storage volume using a normalization model to support comparison with a second volume type, the baseline throughput rate characterizing a data volume transmission over time regardless of a number of distinct memory operations;
obtaining historical performance measurements for the provisioned block storage volume;
selecting from the plurality of transition models a transition model that is associated with a second volume type identifier of the second volume type, wherein the second volume type causes the cloud computing platform to control a runtime throughput rate permitted for accessing the at least one of the block storage volumes;
determining, based on the selected transition model and the historical performance measurements for the provisioned block storage volume, a simulated operation rate and a simulated throughput rate; and
communicating, in response to at least one of the simulated throughput rate being greater than the baseline throughput rate or the simulated operation rate being greater than the determined baseline operation rate, a provisioning instruction to re-provision the provisioned block storage volume on the cloud computing platform, the provision instruction comprising provisioning settings, the provisioning settings comprising the second volume type identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,712,957

DISK STORAGE CAPACITY REORGANIZATION

International Business Ma...

1. A disk capacity reorganization improvement method comprising:monitoring via a plurality of sensors, by a processor of a hardware device executing daemon code, a utilization level of a disk storage space of a disk drive;
determining, by said processor based on results of said monitoring, that said utilization level has exceeded a utilization level threshold;
analyzing, by said processor, reorganization and associated alert hardware and software functionality associated with modifying said utilization level;
transmitting, by said processor to an alert system, a first alert indicating that said utilization level has exceeded said utilization level threshold;
decreasing, by said processor based on results of said analyzing, said utilization level;
increasing, by said processor based on said results of said analyzing, said disk storage space of said disk drive, wherein said increasing and said decreasing occur until an actual size of said disk storage space is equivalent to a measured destination size for said disk storage space, wherein said measured destination size is automatically determined by referring configured parameter values;
transmitting, by said processor to said alert system, a second alert indicating that said utilization level has decreased below said utilization level threshold such that said disk storage space is claimed by decreasing a size of an identified filesystem or paging space and assigned to an affected filesystem or paging space;
transmitting, by said processor to said alert system, a third alert indicating a consolidated message associated with said increasing and said decreasing;
determining, by said processor, unavailable free disk space of said disk storage space; and
transmitting, by said processor to said alert system based on results of said determining said unavailable free disk space, a message indicating that said hardware device is unable to execute a reorganization of said disk drive.

US Pat. No. 10,712,955

NON-VOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE INCLUDING MEMORY PLANES, AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A non-volatile memory device, comprising:a memory chip, including
a first semiconductor layer including a memory cell array, the memory cell array including a plurality of memory planes sharing a pad, the pad configured to communicate input and output signals, and
a second semiconductor layer including a control circuit configured to
monitor operations of the plurality of memory planes to obtain a monitoring result, and
control an operation of at least one of the plurality of memory planes based on the monitoring result such that a plurality of peak power intervals of the plurality of memory planes are at least partially distributed,
wherein the first semiconductor layer is above the second semiconductor layer, and the memory chip has a cell over periphery (COP).

US Pat. No. 10,712,954

NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE, METHOD OF OPERATING NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE AND STORAGE DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A nonvolatile memory device comprising:a memory cell array comprising a plurality of memory blocks, each of the plurality of memory blocks comprising a plurality of memory cells coupled to word-lines respectively, the word-lines being stacked vertically on a substrate, some memory cells of the plurality of memory cells being selectable by a sub-block unit smaller than one memory block of the plurality of memory blocks; and
a control circuit configured to divide sub-blocks of a first memory block of the plurality of memory blocks into at least one bad sub-block and at least one normal sub-block based on error occurrence frequency of each of the sub-blocks of the first memory block, and configured to apply different duration program/erase cycles to the at least one bad sub-block than to the at least one normal sub-block based on a command and an address provided from external to the nonvolatile memory device,
wherein the at least one bad sub-block is adjacent the at least one normal sub-block,
wherein the control circuit is further configured to apply a first program/erase cycle of a first duration to the at least one normal sub-block when the address designates the at least one normal sub-block, and apply a second program/erase cycle of a second duration to the at least one bad sub-block until a reference counting value is exceeded and apply a third program/erase cycle of a third duration to the at least one bad sub-block after the reference counting value is exceeded when the address designates the at least one bad sub-block, and
wherein the second program/erase cycle of the second duration runs in a first time interval that is less than a second time interval of the first duration of the first program/erase cycle, and
wherein the third program/erase cycle runs in a third time interval that is less than the second time interval of the second program/erase cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,712,953

MANAGEMENT OF A DATA WRITTEN VIA A BUS INTERFACE TO A STORAGE CONTROLLER DURING REMOTE COPY OPERATIONS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:performing synchronization of data via remote copy operations from a primary storage controller to a secondary storage controller, wherein input/output (I/O) requests are received at the primary storage controller from a host both via a bus interface and a network interface while the remote copy operations are in progress;
storing in a first data structure identification of tracks written via the network interface that are to be copied from the primary storage controller to the secondary storage controller for the synchronization of data; and
storing in a second data structure identification of tracks written via the bus interface that are to be copied from the primary storage controller to the secondary storage controller for the synchronization of data, wherein a process is used to perform writes via the bus interface, wherein the process allows the host to hold an application thread in a spin loop waiting for a write operation to complete, and wherein the process reserves tracks for performing the writes for a greater duration of time prior to performing the writes on the tracks in comparison to other processes that perform writes on the tracks via the network interface.

US Pat. No. 10,712,950

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING LIVE PARTITIONING IN A DATA STORE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

6. A method, comprising:performing by a computer in response to receiving a request to split a particular partition maintained in a data store, wherein the data store maintains a plurality of tables, and wherein maintaining the plurality of tables comprises maintaining one or more replicas of table data stored in each of one or more partitions, including the particular partition, on respective computing nodes in the data store:
creating one or more new replicas of the particular partition in addition to the one or more replicas of the particular partition that already exist on different respective computing nodes, wherein each new replica and each existing replica is a replica of the table data stored in the particular partition, wherein each of the one or more new replicas and the one or more replicas of the particular partition is stored on a different respective computing node in the data store;
establishing two or more replica groups, wherein a first replica group of the two or more replica groups includes at least one replica of the particular partition selected from the one or more replicas of the particular partition and the one or more new replicas of the particular partition, and wherein a second replica group of the two or more replica groups includes at least one replica of the particular partition selected from the one or more replicas and the one or more new replicas, and wherein each replica of the first replica group is distinct from each replica of the second replica group;
configuring the each of the two or more replica groups to be responsible for maintaining different respective portions of the table data of the particular partition as different, respective new partitions split from the particular partition;
directing, subsequent to said configuring the two or more replica groups as new partitions split from the particular partition, requests targeting items in the different respective portions of the table data that was stored in the particular partition, to respective ones of the two or more replica groups responsible for the new partitions of the table data split from the particular partition; and
reclaiming storage in one of the different respective computing nodes storing an individual one of the one or more new replicas of the particular partition, wherein the individual one of the one or more new replicas is now part of an individual one of the two or more replica groups for an individual one of the new partitions, and wherein the storage that is reclaimed stores table data from the particular partition for which the individual one of the new partitions is not responsible and for which another one of the new partitions is responsible, wherein the reclaimed storage is available for storage of other data.

US Pat. No. 10,712,948

PREDICTIVE STORAGE EXPANSION

Pure Storage, Inc., Moun...

1. A method, comprising:receiving identification information from a plurality of storage system resources of at least one data center;
receiving performance information from the plurality of storage system resources;
generating a physical mapping, in one or more dimensions, of physical locations of each of the plurality of storage system resources, indicating geographic proximity of the plurality of storage resources relative to each other and the at least one data center; and
representing the identification information and the performance information in the physical mapping of each of the plurality of storage system resources.

US Pat. No. 10,712,945

DEDUPLICATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE DEVICE

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

13. A storage device, comprising a plurality of memories, each memory comprising at least one physical block, the storage device comprising:at least one memory configured to store program code; and
at least one processor configured to access the at least one memory and operate according to the program code, the program code comprising:
first obtaining code configured to cause the at least one processor to obtain parameter information of an initial memory representing any one of the plurality of memories, the parameter information comprising at least one of a weight of the at least one physical block in the initial memory or a space usage of the initial memory, and the weight of the at least one physical block corresponding to a next write time point of the at least one physical block;
second obtaining code configured to cause the at least one processor to obtain a deduplication weight of the initial memory according to the parameter information of the initial memory; and
selection code configured to cause the at least one processor to select a target memory having a largest deduplication weight from initial memories; and
deduplication processing code configured to cause the at least one processor to perform deduplication processing on the at least one physical block of the target memory.

US Pat. No. 10,712,943

DATABASE MEMORY MONITORING AND DEFRAGMENTATION OF DATABASE INDEXES

IDERA, INC., Southlake, ...

1. A method for monitoring and selectively defragmenting one or more database indexes included in a database, the method comprising performing by an information handling system:monitoring secondary memory of the information handling system, wherein:
the information handling system includes a main memory and secondary memory that collectively store the database including the one or more database indexes;
the one or more database indexes are stored in the secondary memory;
each of the one or more database indexes includes a respective number of pages;
for each of the one or more database indexes, each of the pages includes data that is logically aligned in an order specified by the index; and
for each of the one or more database indexes, the pages are stored in contiguous memory space in the secondary memory, each of the pages has a data capacity;
modifying the data in the database, wherein:
modifying the data causes fragmentation of at least one of the one or more indexes;
fragmentation at least one of the one or more indexes is represented by at least one of:
changes in the number of pages in one or more of the indexes; and
logically aligned data in two or more pages of the one or more indexes is stored in non-contiguous memory space of the memory;
identifying any free space in the pages of the one or more indexes stored in secondary memory;
determining fragmentation statistics of the identified indexes;
using the index fragmentation statistics to calculate secondary memory cost savings for rebuilding the one or more indexes, wherein using the index fragmentation statistics to calculate potential secondary memory cost savings for rebuilding indexes comprises at least one of:
determining an average page life expectancy of each page associated with the active pages of fragmented indexes;
determining additional storage needed for defragmentation of each of the indexes;
determining an ability to perform read-ahead functions of each of the indexes; and
determining the cost of defragmenting the pages by weighing each of the memory cost savings, the additional storage needed, the ability to perform read-ahead functions, and activity level and potential memory reclamation; and
selectively defragmenting the one or more indexes in the secondary memory based on the secondary memory cost savings for rebuilding the one or more indexes.

US Pat. No. 10,712,941

LEVERAGING TEMPORAL LOCALITY TO LINK FILES TOGETHER AND BYPASS ACCESSING A CENTRAL INODE LIST

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving an access request for data in a first block of storage space in memory;
returning the data in the first block of storage space in response to the access request thereby satisfying the access request;
in response to satisfying the access request, locating an identifier at an end of the data in the first block of storage space;
using pointers included in a trailer appended to the identifier to identify additional blocks of storage space which include data having temporal locality with the data in the first block of storage space; and
preparing the data in each of the identified additional blocks of storage space for use.

US Pat. No. 10,712,940

CONTROL METHOD OF INFORMATION DEVICE FOR MANAGING ELECTRIC POWER CONSUMPTION OF DEVICES IN MULTIPLE ROOMS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A control method of an information device, comprising:acquiring state information from an information management system for a building via a network, the building having a plurality of rooms, including a first room of the plurality of rooms of a first plurality of devices, each of the first plurality of devices representing an electrical device, the state information indicating electric power consumption in each of the plurality of rooms;
displaying, on a touch panel device, a first interface of the information management system, the first interface comprising:
a partially overlapped first plurality of display objects representing the first room of the first plurality of devices, wherein each of the first plurality of display objects corresponds to one of the first plurality of devices of the first room, and each of the first plurality of display objects is displayed in a predetermined shape overlapping each other, with a portion of each of the first plurality of display objects being visible from the partially overlapped first plurality of display objects; and
first electric power information indicating first electric power consumption of the first room displayed over the partially overlapped first plurality of display objects, such that the first electric power information is indicated for the first room;
in response to a first tapping operation on the partially overlapped first plurality of display objects being detected, causing the first interface to change to a second interface comprising:
the partially overlapped first plurality of display objects being separated by displaying a visible portion of each of the first plurality of display objects larger than the visible portion of each of the first plurality of display objects displayed in the first interface, and
first electric power information corresponding to the first plurality of display objects displayed at a location other than the separated first plurality of display objects; and
a device information image representing one of the first plurality of devices displayed on each of the separated first plurality of display objects; and
in response to a second tapping operation on one of the separated first plurality of display objects being detected, causing the displayed second interface to change back to the first interface.

US Pat. No. 10,712,938

PORTABLE DEVICE AND SCREEN DISPLAY METHOD OF PORTABLE DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A portable device, comprising:an edge touch screen that has a main display area, has a left edge display area and a right edge display area which are individually extended from and curved with respect to the main display area; and
a processor configured to control the edge touch screen to:
in response to a first user input for executing a first application, display a first application screen corresponding to the first application in the main display area of the edge touch screen,
in response to a second user input for executing a second application, display a second application screen corresponding to the second application in the main display area and a part of the first application screen in the left edge display area or the right edge display area such that the first application screen disappears from the main display area, and
in response to a third user input from a predetermined area of the left edge display area or the right edge display area toward the main display area while the second application screen is displayed in the main display area and the part of the first application screen is displayed in the left edge display area or the right edge display area, display a part of the second application screen and another part of the first application screen in the main display area.

US Pat. No. 10,712,934

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING PREVALENT DEVICE FUNCTIONS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions which, when executed by an electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface, cause the electronic device to:while the device is in a display-off state, detect a first input to activate the display of the device;
in response to detecting the first input:
activate the display of the device, and
display, on the display, a first user interface that corresponds to a display-on state of the device;
while displaying the first user interface that corresponds to the display-on state of the device, detect a swipe gesture on the touch-sensitive surface; and,
in response to detecting the swipe gesture:
in accordance with a determination that the swipe gesture is in a first direction, replace display of the first user interface with display of a camera application user interface, including:
moving the first user interface to reveal a portion of the camera application user interface, including a first region of the camera application user interface, wherein:
the first region of the camera application user interface has a first appearance when less than a threshold portion of the camera application user interface has been revealed,
the first region of the camera application user interface has a second appearance distinct from the first appearance when more than the threshold portion of the camera application user interface has been revealed, and
the first user interface is replaced by the camera application user interface in accordance with detecting an end of the swipe gesture that includes liftoff of a contact from the touch-sensitive surface that is detected at a time when the first region of the camera application user interface is displayed with the second appearance;
in accordance with a determination that the swipe gesture is in a second direction, distinct from the first direction, replace display of the first user interface with display of a mini application object user interface that is configured to include a plurality of mini application objects, wherein a respective mini application object of the plurality of mini application objects has a corresponding application that is stored in the device;
in accordance with a determination that the swipe gesture is in a third direction, distinct from the first direction and the second direction, display a control panel user interface; and
in accordance with a determination that the swipe gesture is in a fourth direction, distinct from the first direction, the second direction, and the third direction, display a notifications user interface that is configured to display a plurality of notifications.

US Pat. No. 10,712,933

TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of controlling an electronic device, the method comprising:displaying a first output screen comprising a screen of an application and a launcher icon docked on the first output screen;
receiving a first gesture comprising a drag starting from the launcher icon; displaying a second output screen comprising a keyboard interface, according to the received first gesture;
receiving a search word via the keyboard interface;
displaying a third output screen comprising a first list of applications searched by using the received search word, wherein the third output screen is displayed adjacent to the keyboard interface at an upper end of the keyboard interface;
receiving a second gesture on one key from among keys included in the keyboard interface, wherein the second gesture comprises long holding the one key;
displaying a fourth output screen on an area where the keyboard interface is displayed, according to the received second gesture, wherein the fourth output screen is displayed as an overlay on the keyboard interface, and wherein the fourth output screen comprises a second list of applications mapped to the one key from among keys included in the keyboard interface and an icon for editing the second list;
simultaneously displaying the first and second lists of applications at the electronic device;
displaying a user interface for adding one or more applications to the second list according to a user input selecting the icon for editing the second list;
receiving a third gesture selecting at least one application from among the first list of applications and the second list of applications; and
executing the at least one application according to the received third gesture.

US Pat. No. 10,712,926

DISPLAY INPUT DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD FOR DISPLAY INPUT DEVICE

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A display input device comprising:a touch screen; and
a control unit arranged to determine that a predetermined scroll operation is performed to the touch screen while the touch screen displays a screen, and then control the touch screen to start scroll processing to scroll display content on the screen to one side or the other side in a predetermined direction, wherein
after the control unit controls the touch screen to start the scroll processing, when the control unit determines that an adjust operation is performed on the touch screen in which a contact body is moved while keeping contact with the touch screen, the control unit changes scroll speed of the scroll processing by the touch screen in accordance with a contact position of the contact body performing the adjust operation on the touch screen,
when, during display of the screen, the control unit detects that, after a first contact body and a second contact body as the contact body simultaneously contact the touch screen, the first contact body moves while keeping contact with the touch screen and then moves off the touch screen, the control unit determines that the scroll operation is performed, and
when the control unit determines that the scroll operation was performed while the second contact body was keeping contact with the touch screen and in addition the control unit detects that the second contact body that was keeping contact with the touch screen when the control unit determined that the scroll operation was performed has moved while keeping contact with the touch screen, the control unit determines that the adjust operation is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,712,925

INFINITE BI-DIRECTIONAL SCROLLING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by a computing device, determining a size of a view port of a graphical user interface displayed on a screen of the computing device based on a scrolling frame rate, processing resources, or memory resources of the computing device;
by the computing device, displaying, to a user, one or more of a plurality of content objects in the view port of the graphical user interface, each content object having a boundary defining a two-dimensional area;
by the computing device, determining a scroll region for the user to scroll within the view port, the scroll region being independent of the boundaries of the displayed content objects;
by the computing device, receiving a first touch gesture within the scroll region, the first touch gesture being across one or more of the boundaries;
by the computing device, determining a velocity of the first touch gesture corresponding to a motion of the first touch gesture within the scroll region;
by the computing device, when the determined velocity of the first touch gesture is less than or equal to a threshold velocity, scrolling to a first content object adjacent to a current displayed content object; and
by the computing device, when the determined velocity of the first touch gesture is higher than the threshold velocity, scrolling to a second content object by advancing multiple content objects with respect to the current displayed content object.

US Pat. No. 10,712,924

NON-CONTACTING MONITOR FOR BRIDGES AND CIVIL STRUCTURES

RDI TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A system for monitoring the motion of a first object having at least one surface that reflects light from an environment surrounding the first object and having the capacity to store heat from said environment, comprising:a video camera which can be stably positioned at a selected distance from the first object with an unobstructed view of at least a portion of the first object, wherein the video camera acquires images of the first object which are able to be divided into a plurality of pixels, wherein the pixels are characterized by an intensity associated with one or both of visible light energy from light reflected from the at least one surface of the first object or infra-red energy emitted from thermal heating of the at least one surface of the first object over a selected time interval, and wherein the images are arranged in a plurality of frames; and
a data processing system configured to obtain a first measurement of an intensity of a first location of at least one frame comprising at least one pixel and a second measurement of an intensity of a second location of the frame comprising at least one pixel apart from the first location, determine a difference in the first measurement and the second measurement, and display at least one image from the frame,
wherein the data processing system is further configured to modify the displayed image to indicate a difference in a phase of motion between the first object and at least a second object based on the difference in the first measurement and the second measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,712,923

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING INTERIOR SPACE

Magick Woods Exports Priv...

1. An interior designing system for selecting and reviewing furnishings and fixtures in a room, and visualizing the selected furnishings and fixtures in the room, the interior designing system including:at least one user interface including at least one display and at least one input; and
at least one computer having at least one processor, random access memory, and permanent memory, wherein the at least one processor is configured to:
display a plurality of room layouts;
receive a user selection of a room layout from the plurality of room layouts, by at least one user interface;
display a selected room layout and a plurality of objects that can be placed within the selected room layout;
receive a selection of a first object, one or more positional parameters of the first object within the selected room layout;
modify, based on user input, one or more design parameters of the first object wherein the design parameters include a material of the first object, a sizing of the first object, a shape of the first object, outer structure of the first object and the inner structure of the first object; and
render one or more of a photorealistic 3D or 2D view of the first object within the selected room layout based on the received selection of the first object, the one or more positional parameters of the first object and the modified one or more design parameters of the first object.

US Pat. No. 10,712,922

LASER FINISHING DESIGN TOOL WITH DAMAGE ASSETS

1. A method comprising:providing a garment previewing tool that allows previewing on a computer screen of a garment customized by the user with a finishing pattern comprising a damage asset created using a damage asset laser input file by a laser, wherein the garment previewing tool comprises:
providing an option for the user to select a garment base and upon the user's selection, showing a first garment preview image on the computer screen comprising a base image for the selected garment base;
providing an option for the user to select a damage asset from a menu of damage assets, wherein each of the damage assets comprises at least one of a hole or emerging hole, and each damage asset is associated with a damage asset laser input file;
after the damage asset is selected, showing a second garment preview image on the computer screen comprising the selected damage asset in combination with the base image, wherein the second garment preview image replaces the first garment preview image;
in the second garment preview image, allowing the user to select the damage asset and alter a sizing of the damage asset relative to the base image, wherein as the user makes changes, the altered sizing of the damage asset is displayed to the user in real time;
in the second garment preview image, allowing the user to select the damage asset and alter a position of the damage asset relative to the base image, wherein as the user makes changes, the altered positioning of the damage asset is displayed to the user in real time; and
showing a third garment preview image on the computer screen comprising the base image and selected damage asset, with altered sizing or altered positioning, or a combination,
wherein the damage asset is created by
creating a damage shape in a black color and storing in a damage asset laser input file, wherein the damage shape is associated with the damage asset,
based on the damage asset laser input file, using a laser to form the damage asset on a fabric,
during a postlaser wash, washing the fabric with the damage asset formed by the laser on the fabric,
capturing an image of the damage asset on the fabric after the postlaser wash, and
using the image of the damage asset in the second garment preview image.

US Pat. No. 10,712,914

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR USER INTERFACE DYNAMIC DISPLAY BASED ON TIME THAT A DEVICE HAS BEEN IN LOCKED STATE

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:receiving an indication of a lock signal at a first point in time;
receiving an indication of an unlock signal at a second point in time;
upon receiving the indication of the unlock signal, determining a lock period based on the first point in time and the second point in time, wherein the lock period comprises a time period between the lock signal at the first point in time and the unlock signal at the second point in time; and
in dependence on the determined lock period, selecting a user interface view for displaying upon unlocking a device in an instance in which the determined lock period is greater than a pre-defined threshold value and selecting a second user interface view for displaying upon unlocking the device in an instance in which the determined lock period is less than the pre-defined threshold value, wherein the unlocking is performed in response to the received indication of the unlock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,712,912

GENERATING CONTEXTUAL CUES LINKING RELATED BROWSER TABS

VMWare, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A system for providing contextual cues between browser tabs within a browser comprising:a computing device comprising a processor and a memory, the computing device executing the browser, wherein the browser is configured to at least:
receive a request to generate a new browser tab;
determine that the new browser tab has a parent browser tab based upon the request by detecting that the request is associated with a user following a hyperlink contained within the parent browser tab;
in response to determining that the new browser tab has a parent browser tab, identify a color assigned to the parent browser tab;
generate a child color based upon the parent browser tab by modifying a lightness of the color assigned to the parent browser tab;
assign the child color to the new browser tab;
generate the new browser tab within the browser;
receive a request to generate a second new browser tab;
determine that the second new browser tab is unrelated to the parent browser tab by detecting that the request is unassociated with the user following a hyperlink contained within the parent browser tab;
in response to determining that the second new browser tab is unrelated to the parent browser tab, select a new color to assign to the second new browser tab, the new color comprising a different primary color from the color assigned to the parent browser tab;
assign the new color to the second new browser tab; and
generate the second new browser tab within the browser.

US Pat. No. 10,712,911

DISPLAY INPUT DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY INPUT DEVICE

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTION...

1. A display input device, comprising:a display panel;
a touch panel that is provided with respect to the display panel and accepts an operation performed by a user; and
a panel control unit,
wherein
when the panel control unit starts displaying an item selection screen that is a screen including a first region and a second region,
the panel control unit performs control so that an item selection key for selecting an item is displayed in the first region, and
so that a normal navigation image for selecting a category of the item is displayed in the second region,
when a preset wait time has elapsed since a start of displaying the normal navigation image, the panel control unit controls the display panel to perform reduction display in which, in place of the normal navigation image, a reduced navigation image is displayed that is obtained by omitting some contents of the normal navigation image so as to reduce a display area of the reduced navigation image, the reduced navigation image including an expansion key,
while the reduction display is performed, upon recognizing, based on an output of the touch panel, that the expansion key has been operated, the panel control unit controls the display panel to redisplay the normal navigation image in the second region,
the panel control unit controls the display panel not to perform the reduction display even when the wait time has elapsed since a start of redisplaying the normal navigation image, and controls the display panel to continue displaying the normal navigation image,
when not performing the reduction display, the panel control unit controls the display panel to display the normal navigation image including a category selection key having a normal size,
when performing the reduction display, the panel control unit performs control so that the category selection key is replaced with a reduced category selection key that is smaller in size than the category selection key, thus controlling the display panel to display the reduced navigation image that is made smaller in size than the normal navigation image, and
upon recoqnizinq, based on an output of the touch panel, a selection of a category made through an operation with respect to the category selection key or the reduced category selection key, the panel control unit controls the display panel to display, in the first region, as the item selection key, a key belonging to the category selected through the operation, and
while the reduction display is performed, the panel control unit controls the display panel to display, in a third region, setting information indicating a set value presently set, the third reqion beinq a region in which, provided in the second reqion, prior to the reduction display, the normal navigation image had been displayed and a region emptied as a result of the reduction display.

US Pat. No. 10,712,910

ELECTRONICS APPARATUS, METHOD FOR EXECUTING APPLICATION, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A portable electronic device comprising:a display;
memory to store a first set of applications and a second set of applications, the first set of applications and the second set of applications to be executed in a first operation mode and a second operation mode of a same operating system, respectively; and
a processor adapted to:
display a background screen and a first icon on the display, at least temporarily, while the portable electronic device is operated in the first operation mode,
identify a first input received with respect to the first icon,
display a first rectangular indication and a second rectangular indication on a first portion of the background screen based at least in part on the first input, the first rectangular indication indicative of a first application of the first set of applications and the second rectangular indication indicative of a second application of the second set of applications, wherein the first and second rectangular indications have a first graphical characteristic,
identify a dragging input received with respect to the second rectangular indication selected from the first and second rectangular indications,
display, in response to the dragging input being released, a second icon corresponding to the second application of the second set of applications indicated by the selected second rectangular indication on a second portion of the background screen where the dragging input is released, wherein the second icon has a second graphical characteristic different from the first graphical characteristic, and
execute the second application of the second set of applications based at least in part on a second input received with respect to the second icon.

US Pat. No. 10,712,909

METHOD FOR PROVIDING OBJECT INFORMATION AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:at least one processor;
a touch screen; and
a memory operatively coupled with the at least one processor, storing instructions executable by the at least one processor to cause the at least one processor to:
in response to detecting a first touch input via the touch screen, identify an orientation for arranging a plurality of selectable objects, wherein the touch screen displays a page comprising a plurality of icons,
rearrange one or more objects from among the plurality of selectable objects based on the identified orientation relative to a location on the touch screen where the first touch input is detected, wherein the rearranged one or more objects are displayed in a rearrangement structure overlaying the page and wherein the rearrangement structure displays a shift icon configured to remove at least one of the one or more objects and display another one of the plurality of selectable objects, and
output information associated with a particular object from among the rearranged one or more objects corresponding to detection of a second touch input, wherein the output information is overlaid onto the page comprising the plurality of icons.

US Pat. No. 10,712,908

CAREER HISTORY EXERCISE DATA VISUALIZATION

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computing device, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one computer-readable storage media storing computer-executable instructions, that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the computing device to perform a series of operations comprising:
presenting a milestone circle divided into a plurality of portions, the respective portions representing different stages in a career history of a user;
receiving input activating a first portion of the plurality of portions;
receiving input activating one of the remaining portions of the plurality of portions;
partitioning the first portion of the milestone circle into a first ratings category segment representing a first ratings category and a second ratings category segment representing a second ratings category, wherein the first and second ratings categories represent characteristics describing each stage of the career history;
partitioning the one of the remaining portions of the plurality of portions of the milestone circle into ratings category segments representing the first and second ratings categories, respectively, wherein the milestone circle has a center section, and wherein the first and second ratings category segments of the first portion of the milestone circle and the ratings category segments of the one of the remaining portions of the milestone circle begin at the center section of the milestone circle and extend outward;
receiving ratings from the user for the first and second ratings categories for the respective different career stages corresponding to the first portion and the one of the remaining portions of the milestone circle; and
responsive to the received user's ratings, generating a visual effect comprising modifying the first and second ratings category segments of the first portion, and the first and second ratings category segments of the one of the remaining portions, wherein the visual effect reflects the ratings received from the user.

US Pat. No. 10,712,907

TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR SETTING MENU ENVIRONMENTS IN THE TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a touch sensor;
a display;
at least one processor; and
at least one memory storing computer program instructions configured, if executed by the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus at least to:
detect a touch input at a portion of the display corresponding to a displayed icon;
identify the touch input as a first input gesture based on a time duration of the touch input;
identify the touch input as a second input gesture based on a pressure value of the touch input;
execute an application corresponding to the displayed icon if the touch input is identified as the first input gesture;
display a pop-up window including a menu having at least one configurable setting associated with the application if the touch input is identified as the second input gesture; and
in response to another touch input being identified, at a portion of the display corresponding to the displayed icon, as the first input gesture while displaying the pop-up window, execute the application corresponding to the displayed icon.

US Pat. No. 10,712,902

AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM FOR CONVEYOR SYSTEM AND METHOD

SST Systems, Inc., Sturg...

1. An augmented reality system comprising:a display device defining a display area;
a database containing a three-dimensional model of a conveyor system;
a communication link between the database and the display device;
a processor operable to display the three-dimensional model of the conveyor system on the display area, wherein the display allows a human user to see a real time combined view of the real physical environment, including a building and features thereof, and the three-dimensional model of the factory automation system within the building; and
a user interface having controls operable to effect a movement of the displayed conveyor system within the building and controls that are operable to tag a feature of the displayed conveyor system and perform a measurement between the tagged feature and a feature physically present in the building.

US Pat. No. 10,712,901

GESTURE-BASED CONTENT SHARING IN ARTIFICIAL REALITY ENVIRONMENTS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A system comprising:a near eye display (NED) comprising:
an optical assembly having an electronic display that is configured to display images in accordance with display instructions;
an imaging device configured to capture one or more images of at least a portion of a local area of the NED; and
a controller configured to:
determine a position of a hand of a first user of the NED located within the local area using the captured one or more images;
identify a second user within the local area of the NED, the second user associated with a second NED;
display to the first user using the NED a first virtual object corresponding to a first content item;
transmit a first message to the second NED to cause the second NED to display to the second user a first representation of the first virtual object at a first location in a virtual environment associated with a particular part of the first user's body, wherein the contents of the first content item corresponding to the first virtual object are obscured to the second user;
identify a first gesture performed by the hand of the first user based upon one or more determined positions of the hand, the first gesture corresponding to a predetermined sequence of one or more hand movements or hand positions; and
responsive to identifying the first gesture, transmit a second message to the second NED enabling the second NED to access the first content item, and to cause the second NED to change the first virtual object displayed to the second user from the first representation to a second representation where the contents of the first content item corresponding to the first virtual object are visible to the second user, and where the first virtual object in the second representation is displayed at the first location in the virtual environment.

US Pat. No. 10,712,900

VR COMFORT ZONES USED TO INFORM AN IN-VR GUI EDITOR

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having program instructions embodied thereon, the program instructions being configured to, when executed by a computing device, cause said computing device to execute an interface editor that performs the following operations:rendering, by the interface editor, through a head-mounted display (HMD) a view of a three-dimensional virtual space, the interface editor being configured to enable placement of user interface elements in the virtual space to define a virtual reality user interface for an interactive application, such that the placement of the user interface elements by the interface editor sets locations of the user interface elements in the virtual space for a future user of the interactive application;
wherein the interface editor is configured to define within the virtual space a central zone and a lateral zone for placement of the user interface elements, the central zone being a first set region of the virtual space at a front-facing direction from a viewpoint in the virtual space from which the future user of the interactive application will view the virtual reality user interface when interacting with the interactive application, the lateral zone being a second set region of the virtual space that is adjacent to the central zone;
receiving, by the interface editor, input indicating an attempt to move a given user interface element from the central zone to the lateral zone;
responsive to receiving the input, generating, by the interface editor, a counteractive response that opposes the attempt to move the given user interface element from the central zone to the lateral zone.

US Pat. No. 10,712,895

MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a display comprising a first display region and a second display region adjacent to the first display region;
a camera:
a sensor; and
a controller configured to:
execute an application and cause the display to display an execution screen of the executed application in the first display region, wherein the execution screen comprises input menus and a content screen and the input menus are displayed to be overlapped on the content screen;
wherein the executed application is a camera application; the input menus comprise: a menu icon for capturing an image or video, a photo album icon, and a settings icon: and the content screen is a preview image of the camera application;
move at least one icon of the displayed input menus from the first display region to the second display region in response to a first input received via the sensor while the execution screen is displayed,
cause the camera to adjust a focus when a short touch input to the preview image is received via the sensor after the at least one icon is moved;
capture an image via the camera when a long touch input to the preview image is received via the sensor after the at least one icon is moved;
cause the first display region to display the content screen in response to the first input received via the sensor; and
cause the second display region to display the input menus in response to the first input received via the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,712,894

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO OPERATE DIFFERENT WIDGETS FROM A SINGLE WIDGET CONTROLLER

4. A method, performed by a system comprising a server configured by stored computer code, the method, comprising:creating and storing, by the server, respective definitions of a first widget controller and a second widget controller, both the first and second widget controller comprising: logic configured to display an associated set of embedded widgets, a scroll-backward button, a scroll-forward button, and logic configured to cycle a displayed embedded widget upon receiving a click of either the scroll-forward button or the scroll-backward button when the widget controller is displayed, each of the first and second widget controllers configured to display only one embedded widget of the associated set of embedded widgets inside the respective widget controller;
causing the first widget controller to be displayed on a first output device displaying a first platform;
causing the second widget controller to be displayed on a second output device displaying a second platform; and
synchronizing the associated widgets on the first controller to match the associated widgets on the second controller when changed.

US Pat. No. 10,712,889

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display panel; and
a touch sensing unit on the display panel, the touch sensing unit comprising:
a plurality of first touch sensing parts arranged with each other along a first direction and having a mesh shape;
a first connection part configured to connect adjacent ones of the first touch sensing parts to each other along the first direction;
a plurality of second touch sensing parts arranged with each other along a second direction crossing the first direction and having the mesh shape; and
a second connection part configured to connect adjacent ones of the second touch sensing parts to each other along the second direction,
wherein the first connection part extends toward portions of the adjacent ones of the second touch sensing parts,
wherein the first connection part comprises a plurality of extension parts respectively overlapping the adjacent ones of the second touch sensing parts, each of the extension parts comprising a plurality of sub-extension parts extending parallel to each other,
wherein the plurality of extension parts comprises a first extension part,
wherein the plurality of sub-extension parts of the first extension part comprises a first sub-extension part and a second sub-extension part extending parallel to each other,
wherein the first sub-extension part overlaps at least a portion of a first sub-touch sensing part from among the adjacent ones of the first touch sensing parts and overlaps at least a portion of a third sub-touch sensing part from among the adjacent ones of the second touch sensing parts, and
wherein the second sub-extension part overlaps at least a portion of the first sub-touch sensing part and overlaps at least a portion of the third sub-touch sensing part.

US Pat. No. 10,712,883

ELECTRONIC DEVICE VALIDATING MULTIPLE FINGER TOUCH DETECTION THROUGH DONUT SHAPED TOUCH ISLANDS, AND RELATED METHODS

STMicroelectronics Asia P...

1. A touch screen controller operable with a touch screen, the touch screen controller comprising:input circuitry configured to receive touch data from the touch screen; and
processing circuitry configured to:
acquire mutual capacitance touch strength values from the touch screen;
determine when the mutual capacitance touch strength values define a pre-validated donut touch pattern;
read self capacitance touch strength values for lines that are contained within bounds of the pre-validated donut touch pattern;
if the self capacitance touch strength values for lines contained within bounds of the pre-validated donut touch pattern contain a singular peak value, validate the pre-validated donut touch pattern as representing a single touch; and
if the self capacitance touch strength values that are contained within bounds of the pre-validated donut touch pattern contain multiple peak values:
identify a valley in the self capacitance touch strength values that are contained within bounds of the pre-validated donut touch pattern;
separate the bounds of the pre-validated donut touch pattern into two candidate donut touch patterns separated from one another by the valley;
determine whether the mutual capacitance touch strength values respectively on each of the two candidate donut touch patterns each define a newly pre-validated donut touch pattern; and
if the self capacitance touch strength values that are contained with bounds of either pre-validated donut touch pattern contain a singular peak value, validate that newly pre-validated donut touch pattern as a newly validated donut touch pattern representing a single touch.

US Pat. No. 10,712,881

INPUT DEVICE, OBJECT DETECTION DEVICE, AND METHOD THEREOF

ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD., T...

1. An input device, comprising:a sensor part configured to detect approaching states of a plurality of objects at a plurality of detection positions; and
an adjacent specification part configured to specify adjacent regions of the plurality of objects based on detection data from the sensor part,
wherein the adjacent region specification part includes
a peak position specification part configured to specify a peak detection position, of which a value of the detection data satisfies a certain peak condition among the plurality of detection positions, and
a label assigning part configured to conduct a label assigning process that assigns a label applied at the peak detection position to one or more detection positions among surrounding detection positions of the peak detection position, in a case that
the label has not been assigned to the one or more detection positions, and that
each of the one or more detection positions has the detection data indicating that the value is greater than or equal to a first threshold defined based on the detection data of the peak detection position being specified,
wherein the label assigning part specifies, as an outline, detection positions of which the value of the detection data is greater than or equal to the first threshold being smaller than the value of the detection data of the peak detection position, in order to conduct the label assigning process, and conducts the label assigning process for the detection positions inside the outline.

US Pat. No. 10,712,877

TOUCH PANEL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND TOUCH DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A touch panel, comprising a base substrate, and a touch electrode and an active stylus electrode arranged on the base substrate, wherein the active stylus electrode has a size smaller than that of the touch electrode, a touch position of a finger is only determined by the touch electrode, and a touch position of an active stylus is only determined by the active stylus electrode,wherein the touch electrode comprises a touch sensing electrode and a touch driving electrode,
the touch sensing electrode and the touch driving electrode cross to each other and are arranged at different layers,
each of the touch sensing electrode and the touch driving electrode is a strip-like electrode,
each active stylus electrode is arranged outside the corresponding touch electrode created from a layer identical to the active stylus electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,712,869

TOUCH PANEL CONTROLLER FOR SENSING CHANGE IN CAPACITANCE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A touch panel controller comprising:a signal driver charging a plurality of sensor lines extending in a direction, with a same charge by applying a first driving signal to one sensor line of the sensor lines and applying a mirrored driving signal mirrored from the first driving signal to remaining sensor lines of the sensor lines; and
a sensor sensing a change in capacitance from each of the sensor lines, respectively, wherein:
for each of the remaining sensor lines:
the sensor eliminates a voltage offset from the remaining sensor line according to a difference between the capacitance of the one sensor line and the capacitance of the remaining sensor line, and
the sensor determines the change in capacitance according to a difference between a voltage of the one sensor line and a voltage, from which the voltage offset has been eliminated, of the remaining sensor line.

US Pat. No. 10,712,867

PIXELATED SELF-CAPACITANCE WATER REJECTION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A touch sensor panel comprising:a plurality of touch node electrodes; and
a touch controller configured to:
drive and sense the plurality of touch node electrodes in a fully bootstrapped configuration to obtain a fully bootstrapped touch image, wherein driving and sensing the plurality of touch node electrodes in the fully bootstrapped configuration comprises simultaneously driving and sensing each of the plurality of touch node electrodes,
drive and sense the plurality of touch node electrodes in a second configuration, different from the fully bootstrapped configuration, to obtain a second touch image, the second touch image including an effect of water on the touch sensor panel, wherein driving and sensing the plurality of touch node electrodes in the second configuration comprises simultaneously:
driving and sensing a self-capacitance of at least a first touch node electrode of the plurality of touch node electrodes;
driving, without sensing, at least a second touch node electrode of the plurality of touch node electrodes; and
grounding at least a third touch node electrode of the plurality of touch node electrodes, and
determine a final touch image based on the fully bootstrapped touch image and the second touch image, the final touch image compensated for the effect of the water on the touch sensor panel.

US Pat. No. 10,712,866

MULTI-TOUCH AUTO SCANNING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A system for scanning a sensor panel, comprising:auto-scan logic configured to place the system in an auto-scan mode after a first predetermined amount of time elapses without any events being detected on the sensor panel; and
a calibration timer configured for periodically returning the system to an active scan mode and initiating a calibration scan upon expiration of a predetermined calibration time during which the auto-scan mode is operational without any events being detected on the sensor panel.

US Pat. No. 10,712,862

OPEN/CLOSE DETECTION OF FOLDABLE TOUCH SCREEN USING TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLLER

STMicroelectronics Asia P...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a foldable touch screen comprising a first portion, a second portion, and a bendable intermediate portion connecting the first portion to the second portion, the foldable touch screen having a capacitive touch matrix therein; and
a touch screen controller configured to:
acquire touch data from the capacitive touch matrix;
calculate strength values of nodes of the capacitive touch matrix based upon the acquired touch data;
calculate a first value, the first value being an average strength of nodes of the capacitive touch matrix located in the first portion of the foldable touch screen;
calculate a second value, the second value being an average strength of nodes of the capacitive touch matrix located in the second portion of the foldable touch screen; and
determine that the foldable touch screen is in a closed position based upon the first value and the second value both being greater than a first given strength value.

US Pat. No. 10,712,860

TOUCH PANEL

AU Optronics (Suzhou) Cor...

1. A touch panel, comprising:first directional sensing lines each extending through a specific sensing region;
second directional sensing lines, each of the second directional sensing lines is intersected with at least a portion of the first directional sensing lines, wherein an ith line of the first directional sensing lines is not intersected with an xth line of the second directional sensing lines in the specific sensing region, the ith line of the first directional sensing lines is physically connected with the xth line of the second directional sensing lines outside the specific sensing region, and i and x are both positive integers; and
outer leads, connecting the first directional sensing lines and the second directional sensing lines to a driving circuit, and the ith line of the first directional sensing lines and the xth line of the second directional sensing lines share a common outer lead.

US Pat. No. 10,712,859

TOUCH-SENSITIVE CONTROL DEVICE

TOUCHPLUS INFORMATION COR...

1. A touch panel, comprising:a substrate defining thereon a touch sensing region;
a sensor array formed in the touch sensing region and consisting of sensor elements separately positioned on the substrate, and defined as a plurality of groups, wherein the sensor elements in the same group include a central sensor element and a plurality of surrounding sensor elements; and
connecting lines arranged on the substrate and corresponding to the sensor elements one on one, wherein each of the connecting lines is connected to one and only one of the sensor elements corresponding thereto;
wherein the central sensor element is shaped as a regular hexagon and surrounded by six surrounding sensor elements at six edges of the regular hexagon, respectively, and the six surrounding sensor elements are defined as a plurality of sets of surrounding sensor elements, which are respectively driven with corresponding connecting line or lines, and return signals for determining which part of the central sensor element is touched, wherein the plurality of sets of surrounding sensor elements consist of an equal number of surrounding sensor elements,
wherein there is a gap in each group of sensor elements, and at least a first one and a second one of the connecting lines connected to the same group of sensor elements pass through the same gap, and
wherein the first one of the connecting lines serves as a driving signal line, and is applied thereto a driving signal to induce a capacitive coupling to the second one of the connecting lines so as to drive the sensor element which the second one of the connecting lines is connected to.

US Pat. No. 10,712,858

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CLASSIFYING CONTACTS WITH A TOUCH SENSITIVE DEVICE

Qeexo, Co., Mountain Vie...

1. A method for classifying an object in contact with a touch sensitive surface, the method comprising:receiving frame data, comprising vibro-acoustic data, representing contact information between the object and the touch sensitive surface, wherein the frame data is divided into a plurality of subdivisions;
analyzing characteristics of the frame data to determine descriptive features for a subdivision of the frame data that are indicative of the object;
performing pattern analysis of the frame data;
determining a frame contact classification for the object in contact with the touch sensitive surface according to a location of the subdivision, intensity data associated with the frame data, and a comparison between the descriptive features for the subdivision and the pattern analysis of the frame data; and
enabling the touch sensitive surface if the frame contact classification identifies a first type of object in contact with the touch sensitive surface and disabling the touch sensitive surface if the frame contact classification identifies a second type of object in contact with the touch sensitive surface.

US Pat. No. 10,712,857

THIN SCREEN FRAME TABLET DEVICE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A mobile device comprising:a back touch sensor disposed on a back of the device;
a front touch screen disposed on a front of the device;
an enclosure including a frame having edges to expose the front touch screen;
a back logic module to use the back touch sensor to identify a back touch event with respect to the back of the device;
a front logic module to use the front touch screen to identify a front touch event with which one or more applications are to be controlled and with respect to the front of the device;
a classification logic module to associate the front touch event with either a user grasp or a user request based at least in part on the back touch event; and
a prompt logic module to display on the front touch screen a target grasp area located on the back of the device in response to the back touch event on the back of the device if the back touch event corresponds to a single hand, wherein the target grasp area is to be displayed on the front touch screen as an outline of the back touch event, and wherein the front touch event is to be associated with the user grasp and withheld from the one or more applications on the device if the front touch event lies within the displayed target grasp area and the front touch event is an initial touch event relative to the back touch event, wherein the back touch event is to be withheld from the one or more applications.

US Pat. No. 10,712,852

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH POSITION INPUTTING FUNCTION

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A display device with a position inputting function comprising:pixel electrodes;
signal lines configured to transmit signals supplied to the pixel electrode and disposed to sandwich the pixel electrodes;
position detection electrodes each configured to form capacitors between the position detection electrodes and a position input member and to detect a position of input by the position input member; and
a position detection line comprising at least:
first line portions each sandwiched between the pixel electrodes and the signal lines; and
a second line portion bridging the first line portions.

US Pat. No. 10,712,850

VEHICLE INTERIOR SYSTEMS HAVING A CURVED COVER GLASS AND A DISPLAY OR TOUCH PANEL AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE SAME

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A cover glass and frame system for a vehicle interior system comprising:a frame comprising a first frame surface, a second frame surface opposing the first frame surface, and a frame edge with a thickness defined as the distance between the first frame surface and the second frame surface, a frame width defined as a first dimension of one of the first or second frame surfaces orthogonal to the frame thickness, and a frame length defined as a second dimension of one of the first or second frame surfaces orthogonal to both the frame thickness and the frame width; a frame opening extending from the first frame surface to the second frame surface and surrounded by an interior surface connecting the first frame surface and the second frame surface; and
a cover glass substrate disposed on and attached to the first frame surface, the glass substrate comprising a first major surface, a second major surface opposing the first major surface for attachment to a display and a minor surface connecting the first major surface and the second major surface with a thickness defined as a distance between the first major surface and the second major surface, a width defined as a first dimension of one of the first or second major surfaces orthogonal to the thickness, and a length defined as a second dimension of one of the first or second major surfaces orthogonal to both the thickness and the width, and wherein the width of the glass substrate is equal to or greater than the frame width, the length of the glass substrate is equal to or greater than the frame length, and the thickness is 1.5 mm or less,
wherein the glass substrate completely covers the frame opening, wherein one of or both the first frame surface and the glass substrate comprise a radius of curvature of about 20 mm or greater, and wherein one or both of the first and second major surfaces comprises a surface treatment or the glass is strengthened.

US Pat. No. 10,712,849

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SCREEN AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for controlling a screen of an electronic device, wherein the screen comprises a main display screen and an auxiliary display screen, both the main display screen and the auxiliary display screen are touch screens on a same surface of the electronic device, and the method comprises:displaying a predetermined content on the auxiliary display screen;
receiving a first predetermined operation signal corresponding to the predetermined content and controlling the main display screen to perform a predetermined action according to the first predetermined operation signal, wherein the predetermined action comprises at least one actions of adjusting screen brightness and switching an interface, and the predetermined content is a first interface or a second interface;
receiving a second predetermined operation acting on the auxiliary display screen to generate a second predetermined operation signal, further comprising:
displaying the first interface on the auxiliary display screen, and generating a first trigger signal when a first widget in the first interface is triggered, wherein the first widget is used for directing the first interface to switch to the second interface; or
displaying the second interface on the auxiliary display screen, and generating a second trigger signal when a second widget in the second interface is triggered, wherein the second widget is used for directing the second interface to switch to the first interface; and
wherein controlling the auxiliary display screen to switch between the first interface and the second interface according to the second predetermined operation signal comprises:
controlling the auxiliary display screen to switch from the first interface to the second interface according to the first trigger signal; or
controlling the auxiliary display screen to switch from the second interface to the first interface according to the second trigger signal;
and
controlling the auxiliary display screen to switch between the first interface and the second interface according to the second predetermined operation signal,
wherein the first interface includes a virtual key icon, and the second interface includes a shortcut key icon.

US Pat. No. 10,712,847

TOUCH SENSOR INTEGRATED TYPE DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. A touch sensor integrated display device comprising:a display panel including a plurality of data lines and a plurality of gate lines that cross the plurality of data lines, a plurality of touch/common electrodes arranged in a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns, and a plurality of touch/common routing wires that are each connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of touch/common electrodes, the display panel being time-division driven in one frame period including a display driving period for displaying an image on the display panel and a plurality of touch driving periods, the plurality of touch driving periods including a first touch driving period and a second touch driving period, a touch of the display panel sensed during at least one of the first touch driving period and the second touch driving period;
a multiplexing unit configured to supply a common voltage to the plurality of touch/common electrodes during the display driving period of the one frame period of the display panel to display the image on the display panel, and the multiplexing unit configured to supply a touch driving voltage to the plurality of touch/common electrodes during the plurality of touch driving periods to sense the touch of the display panel during the one frame period, and the multiplexing unit sensing the plurality of touch/common electrodes using a self-capacitive touch sensing during the first touch driving period of the one frame period of the display panel and a mutual capacitive touch sensing during the second touch driving period of the one frame period of the display panel;
wherein the self-capacitive touch sensing includes the plurality of touch/common electrodes receiving the touch driving voltage via the plurality of touch/common routing wires and sensing first sensing voltages from the plurality of touch/common electrodes via the plurality of touch/common routing wires based on the touch driving voltage, and
wherein the mutual capacitive touch sensing includes a first plurality of touch/common electrodes from the plurality of touch/common electrodes receiving the touch driving voltage via a first plurality of touch/common routing wires from the plurality of touch/common routing wires that are connected to the first plurality of touch/common electrodes, and sensing second sensing voltages via a second plurality of touch/common electrodes from the plurality of touch/common electrodes based on the touch driving voltage; and
a touch controller configured to calculate a touch location based on the first sensing voltages from the plurality of touch/common electrodes during the self-capacitive touch sensing, or calculate a touch location based on the second sensing voltages from the second plurality of touch/common electrodes during the mutual capacitive touch sensing.

US Pat. No. 10,712,846

TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, AND TOUCH DEVICE

SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELE...

1. A touch display panel, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of first touch electrodes and a plurality of second touch sub-electrodes are disposed on the substrate; wherein the plurality of first touch electrodes each is insulated from the plurality of second touch sub-electrodes each respectively, wherein a quantity of the plurality of first touch electrodes is N and wherein N is an integer larger than 1;
wherein each of the plurality of first touch electrodes extends in a first direction and is arranged apart from each other in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and
wherein at least a pair of the first touch electrodes of the plurality of first touch electrodes are electrically connected to each other to form one first touch electrode group, wherein each first touch electrode in one of the same first touch electrode groups receives a same touch drive signal at a same time;
wherein two or more of the plurality of the second touch sub-electrodes overlays with a same first touch electrode group in a direction perpendicular to the substrate, wherein said second touch sub-electrodes form one second touch electrode group, wherein the second touch electrode group comprises a plurality of second touch electrode units, and wherein the plurality of second touch electrode units in the same second touch electrode group is arranged apart from each other in the first direction;
wherein the plurality of the second touch electrode units each comprises at least two of the plurality of second touch sub-electrodes; wherein each of the second touch electrode units of said same second touch electrode group overlays with the first touch electrodes of the same first touch electrode group in the direction perpendicular to the substrate; and,
wherein a quantity of the first touch electrodes overlaying with said second touch sub-electrodes each in the direction perpendicular to the substrate is m, wherein m is a positive integer smaller than N;
where different second touch sub-electrodes of a same second touch electrode units are insulated from each other;
wherein the different second touch sub-electrodes in the same second touch electrode units are connected with a touch drive detection unit through different wires respectively; and
wherein said different second touch sub-electrodes detect touch signals from different first touch electrodes in the same first touch electrode group.

US Pat. No. 10,712,845

TOUCH SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, AND TOUCH PANEL AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method of producing a touch substrate, comprising steps of:forming at least one flexible film sheet with a metal wiring pattern, the metal wiring pattern comprising metal wirings and metal bonding electrodes connected to the metal wirings respectively;
forming at least one glass substrate on which a touch electrode structure and touch bonding electrodes in electrical connection with the touch electrode structure are formed, both a sheet resistance of the touch electrode structure and a sheet resistance of the touch bonding electrodes ranging from 12 ?/? to 70 ?/?; and
aligning and bonding the at least one flexible film sheet with the at least one glass substrate,
wherein the touch electrode structure comprises a plurality of first electrodes arranged in parallel with each other and a plurality of second electrodes arranged in parallel with each other, the plurality of first electrodes intersecting with the plurality of second electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,712,842

TOUCH DISPLAY AND CONTROL MODULE OF SAME

TOUCHPLUS INFORMATION COR...

1. A touch display in communication with a first external electronic device and a second external electronic device through an external signal cable or a wireless transmission channel, the touch display comprising:a display module;
a touch panel formed on the display module; and
a control module, in communication with the touch panel, the display module and the external electronic devices, configured to generate first touch information in response to first touch operation on a first area of the touch panel, generate second touch information in response to second touch operation on a second area of the touch panel, and convert the second touch information into a first control instruction, the first touch information being transmitted to the first external electronic device through the external signal cable or the wireless transmission channel to operate the first external electronic device, the first control instruction being transmitted to the second external electronic device through the external signal cable or the wireless transmission channel to operate the second external electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,712,840

ACTIVE PEN SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An active pen, comprising:a pen chassis including a pen tip;
a pressure sensing system that includes a pressure sensitive gripping element that is accessible on at least a portion of an outer surface of the pen chassis;
a communication system;
a processing system that is coupled to the pressure sensing system and communication system; and
a memory system that is housed in the pen chassis and that includes instructions that, when executed by the processing system, causes the processing system to provide a pressure engine that is configured to:
capture first force data that is generated in response to a first user interaction with the pressure sensitive gripping element at a first time when the pen tip is engaged with a display screen of a computer device to provide a first pen input that is configured to cause the display of digital ink;
use the first force data and the first pen input to cause a graphical user interface that is provided on the display screen of the computer device to display digital ink having a digital ink characteristic that is provided at a first characteristic level that is based on the first force data;
capture second force data that is generated in response to a second user interaction with the pressure sensitive gripping element at a second time when the pen tip is engaged with the display screen of the computer device to provide a second pen input that is configured to cause the display of digital ink;
use the second force data and the second pen input to cause the graphical user interface that is provided on the display screen of the computer device to display digital ink having the digital ink characteristics that is provided at a second characteristic level that is based on the second force data, wherein the second force data is different than the first force data and the second characteristic level of the digital ink characteristic is different than the first characteristic level of the digital ink characteristic;
capture first location data generated by the first user interaction with the pressure sensitive gripping element at the first time;
capture second location data generated by the second user interaction with the pressure sensitive gripping element at the second time; and
provide the first force data, the first location data, the second location data, and the second force data via the communication system to the computer device to provide the second pen input to the graphical user interface provided on the display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,712,834

SENSORS-BASED AUTOMATIC RECONFIGURATION OF MULTIPLE SCREENS IN WEARABLE DEVICES AND FLEXIBLE DISPLAYS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A wearable electronic device comprising:a band to be worn on a user;
a first screen structure having a first display region, the first screen structure to detect a touch on the first screen structure by the user;
a second screen structure separate from the first screen structure, the second screen structure having a second display region;
at least one processor; and
memory including instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:
cause display of first data and an icon in the first display region of the first screen structure, the icon indicative of an availability of second data, the second data more private than the first data; and
in response to the touch by the user on the first screen structure to select the icon, cause display of the second data in the second display region of the second screen structure.

US Pat. No. 10,712,831

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprisinga controller unit configured to
detect a trigger operation according to a type of first sensor information,
recognize a gesture operation that is performed by a user as an operation input on a basis of second sensor information, and
determine the operation input on a basis of a combination of the detected trigger operation and the recognized gesture operation,
wherein the controller unit detects a single trigger operation based on a determination that a length of a time in which the first sensor information is continuously input is shorter than a predetermined threshold, and detects a continuous trigger operation different than the single trigger operation based on a determination that the length of the time in which the first sensor information is continuously input is longer than the predetermined threshold, and
wherein the controller unit is implemented via at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 10,712,829

HANDWRITING BOARD AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A handwriting board, comprising:a touch structure, configured to sense a handwriting touch position;
a filter display structure, comprising a photonic crystal layer and a filter driving circuit, wherein the photonic crystal layer comprises a periodic defect structure on surface and a photo-dielectric filled in the periodic defect structure, and the filter driving circuit is configured to apply voltage to the photonic crystal layer, so as to change a state of the photo-dielectric in the periodic defect structure; and
a controller, configured to control the filter driving circuit to change a state of the photo- dielectric in the photonic crystal layer in a corresponding region based on the handwriting touch position, so as to change forbidden bands of the photonic crystal layer in the corresponding region.

US Pat. No. 10,712,827

CLIENT DEVICE MOTION CONTROL VIA A VIDEO FEED

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method comprising:establishing, via a communications network, a communication session between a client device and one or more video capture devices;
identifying a user of the client device via the one or more video capture devices;
negotiating parameters of a video feed for transmission from the one or more video capture devices to the client device via the communication session, wherein negotiating the parameters of the video feed comprises sending to the client device one or more video feed transmission terms and a confirmation gesture request for the user, wherein the one or more video feed transmission terms include transmission cost, and wherein the transmission cost is determined at least in part based upon presence of the user within a predetermined location or geographic range; and
upon transmission of the video feed from the one or more video capture devices to the client device, facilitating control of the client device in response to any device control gesture received from the user based upon the video feed.

US Pat. No. 10,712,826

DEVICES, METHODS, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES FOR PROVIDING FEEDBACK DURING INTERACTION WITH AN INTENSITY-SENSITIVE BUTTON

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions that, when executed by an electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, one or more tactile output generators for generating tactile outputs, and one or more sensors to detect intensities of contacts with a button of the electronic device, cause the electronic device to:display a user interface on the display;
while displaying the user interface, detect an input sequence on the button that includes detecting a first press input on the button, wherein detecting the first press input includes detecting an increase in a characteristic intensity of a contact on the button; and
in response to detecting the first press input on the button:
in accordance with a determination that the first press input includes an increase in the characteristic intensity of the contact above a first intensity threshold, and that a change in the characteristic intensity of the contact proximate to a time when the characteristic intensity of the contact increases above the first intensity threshold has a first value for an intensity-change metric:
perform a first operation that changes the user interface displayed on the display; and
generate, via the one or more tactile output generators, a first discrete tactile output that corresponds to the increase in the characteristic intensity of the contact above the first intensity threshold; and
in accordance with a determination that the first press input includes an increase in the characteristic intensity of the contact above the first intensity threshold, and that the change in the characteristic intensity of the contact proximate to the time when the characteristic intensity of the contact increases above the first intensity threshold has a second value for the intensity-change metric, different from the first value of the intensity-change metric:
perform the first operation that changes the user interface displayed on the display; and
generate, via the one or more tactile output generators, a second discrete tactile output that corresponds to the increase in the characteristic intensity of the contact above the first intensity threshold and is different from the first discrete tactile output.

US Pat. No. 10,712,824

CONTENT-BASED TACTILE OUTPUTS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a display;
a rotatable input element;
one or more tactile output generators;
one or more processors; and
memory storing one or more programs configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for:
displaying, on the display, a user interface;
while displaying the user interface, detecting, via the rotatable input element, a first input; and
in response to detecting the first input:
navigating through the user interface, wherein navigating through the user interface comprises:
moving a first portion of the user interface off of the display such that the first portion of the user interface is no longer visible on the display; and
while moving the first portion of the user interface off of the display, concurrently moving a second portion of the user interface onto the display such that the second portion of the user interface becomes visible on the display; and
generating, via the one or more tactile output generators, tactile output corresponding to the navigation through the user interface, including:
in accordance with a determination that a currently-displayed portion of the user interface includes a first type of content, the tactile output corresponding to the navigation includes a first type of tactile output sequence that includes one or more tactile outputs determined based on an amount or speed of rotation of the rotatable input element caused by the first input; and
in accordance with a determination that the currently-displayed portion of the user interface includes a second type of content different from the first type of content, the tactile output corresponding to the navigation includes a second type of tactile output sequence that includes one or more tactile outputs determined based on an amount of movement of predefined units of content on the display, and while navigating through the user interface, generating the tactile output comprises generating the tactile output in response to a movement of a first predefined unit of content into alignment on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,712,822

INPUT SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING POSITION ON SCREEN OF DISPLAY DEVICE, DETECTION DEVICE, CONTROL DEVICE, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

8. A detection device for use with a display device of a vehicle having a screen configured to display subparts of a virtual screen that is larger than the screen, the detection device comprising; a planar touch sensor configured to detect a user operation, the planar touch sensor being arranged apart from the display device; an output circuit configured to output the detected user operation; and a processor programmed to: move the display position of an indicator on the screen of the display device from a current position in accordance with an amount of the detected user operation, and when the detected user operation is judged as corresponding to a prescribed operation performed at a prescribed position on the planar touch sensor, automatically change the display position of the indicator on the screen of the display device from: (a) the current position of the indicator that is in a first subpart of the virtual screen currently displayed in the display device, to (b) a second subpart of the virtual screen that is not displayed in the screen of the display device without any relation to the current position of the indicator, wherein: the prescribed operation on the planar touch sensor includes: manipulating a protrusion arranged at the prescribed position on the planar touch sensor, manipulating a recess arranged at the prescribed position on the planar touch sensor, making a friction coefficient of the prescribed position on the planar touch sensor being different from that of other regions, making a temperature of the prescribed position on the planar touch sensor being different from that of other regions, or making a thermal conductivity of the prescribed position on the planar touch sensor being different from that of other regions.

US Pat. No. 10,712,821

TACTILE GRAPHICAL DISPLAY

International Business Ma...

1. A method for visually and tactilely presenting at least a portion of a document on a graphical display in response to a user action, wherein the document comprises a plurality of pages, the method comprising:monitoring a flexural state of the graphical display, wherein the graphical display is presenting a current page of the document;
sensing a change from a first flexural state to a second flexural state of the graphical display;
determining the change from the first flexural state to the second flexural state is above a first threshold;
defining, in response to determining the change from the first flexural state to the second flexural state is above a first threshold, a tactile gradient comprising a plurality of discrete surfaces representing at least a portion of the plurality of pages of the document, wherein each surface comprises a different geometry with respect to other surfaces of the plurality of discrete surfaces, and wherein no two surfaces of the plurality of discrete surfaces are coplanar; and
applying the tactile gradient to the graphical display by distributing a selective volume within a portion of the graphical display.

US Pat. No. 10,712,820

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A HYBRID BRAIN INTERFACE FOR ROBOTIC SWARMS USING EEG SIGNALS AND AN INPUT DEVICE

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method, comprising:utilizing a processor in communication with a tangible storage medium storing instructions that are executed by the processor to perform operations comprising:
accessing data associated with a plurality of test Electroencephalographic (EEG) signals, and
training a machine learning model to identify a brain state associated with a predetermined signal of the plurality of test EEG signals using the data;
providing an interface in communication with the processor, the interface configured to access a plurality of control EEG signals;
providing an input device in communication with the processor for generating input data associated with a desired position, the desired position associated with a plurality of robotic devices;
translating the input data to a first command configured to move the plurality of robotic devices collectively to the desired position;
translating a control signal of the plurality of control EEG signals to control data;
applying the control data to the machine learning model to identify the brain state; and
generating a second command configured to adjust a density associated with the plurality of robotic devices based on the brain state.

US Pat. No. 10,712,819

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR RECREATIONAL SPORT HEADS-UP DISPLAY CONTROL

Dish Network L.L.C., Eng...

1. A heads-up display (HUD) system, comprising:a hand-worn input unit having a plurality of appendages sized and shaped to enclose appendages of a hand and including a plurality of input elements located on appendages of the hand-worn input unit that are configured to cause the hand-worn input unit to transmit input signals as a result of interactions involving the plurality of input elements; and
a head-mounted HUD unit, including:
a display device having a transparent screen through which a user views external scenery and configured to selectively display virtual image content to the user;
a communication interface including one or more communication transceivers,
one or more processors communicatively coupled to the communication interface, communicatively coupled to the display device, and configured to receive the input signals from the hand-worn input unit, and
memory storing a set of instructions that, as a result of execution by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
display by the display device a user interface as at least part of the virtual image content on the display device, and
update the user interface displayed by the display device in response to receiving a first input signal from the hand-worn input unit generated as a result of a first interaction between a first input element and a second input element of the plurality of input elements.

US Pat. No. 10,712,817

IMAGE RE-PROJECTION FOR FOVEATED RENDERING

Tobii AB, Danderyd (SE)

1. A method for improving a position of an image to be displayed, the method comprising:receiving, by a processing device, a first estimation of a predicted gaze point, of a user on a display device, at a time when the image will be displayed, the first estimation of the predicted gaze point being determined before a start of rendering a portion of the image related to the first estimation of the predicted gaze point;
causing, by the processing device, the image, including said portion of the image, to be rendered based on the first estimation of the predicted gaze point;
receiving, by the processing device, a second estimation of the predicted gaze point at the time when the image will be displayed, the second estimation of the predicted gaze point is determined after rendering of said portion of the image has started; and
responsive to determining that the second estimation of the predicted gaze point is different from the first estimation of the predicted gaze point,
adjusting the rendered image based on the second estimation of the predicted gaze point, and
transmitting the adjusted rendered image to the display device for display.

US Pat. No. 10,712,816

OFF-AXIS GAZE TRACKING IN IN-VEHICLE COMPUTING SYSTEMS

Harman International Indu...

1. An in-vehicle computing system of a vehicle, the in-vehicle computing system comprising:a camera;
a light source;
a display;
a processor; and
a storage device storing instructions executable to:
direct light from the light source to an eye of one or more occupants of the vehicle, the camera and the light source being located outside of a line of sight of the one or more occupants of the vehicle;
receive, at the camera, light reflected from the eye of the one or more occupants of the vehicle;
determine a gaze direction of each of the one or more occupants of the vehicle; and
operate one or more of the in-vehicle computing system and another vehicle system based on the determined gaze direction.

US Pat. No. 10,712,814

MULTI-DEVICE VIRTUAL REALITY, AUGMENTED REALITY AND MIXED REALITY ANALYTICS

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:logging user actions in a virtual reality (VR) system, wherein the user actions comprise (i) a path traveled by a user in the VR system, and (ii) user interactions with objects in the VR system and wherein the VR system is an immersive VR system that relies on polygonal models and utilizes a headset that immerses the user in a VR environment, the headset having sensors configured to determine which direction the user's head is facing, and wherein logging user interactions comprises monitoring whether a user looks at an object at least in part based on a direction the user's head is facing;
aggregating logged user actions over a first user and a second user;
deriving modifications to the VR system based at least in part on the aggregated logged user actions, the modifications to the VR system comprising modifying an appearance of objects shown in the VR system, wherein modifying an appearance of objects shown in the VR system comprises rendering objects with a low number of user interactions at a lower visual fidelity than objects with a high number of user interactions, and wherein deriving modifications to the VR system based at least in part on the aggregated logged actions comprises applying crowd-guided assistance provided by a crowd assistance platform configured to allow a worker to share a request to a plurality of distributed experts and to allow an expert from the plurality of distributed experts to respond;
receiving data representing a request from the user to view an object of interest;
providing, via the virtual reality system, a 3D image of the object of interest;
receiving input from the user representing a specified area of interest associated with the object of interest; and
providing an enhanced interactive 3D image of at least a portion of the object of interest based on the received input.

US Pat. No. 10,712,812

FOOT OPERATED NAVIGATION AND INTERACTION FOR VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES

New York University, New...

1. An apparatus for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user comprising:a computer;
a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user so the user sees the virtual reality shown by the headset and produced by the computer in the headset; and
a foot controller in communication with the computer against which the user moves at least one of his feet to create control signals with the foot to cause movement in the virtual reality shown by the headset, the control signals from a time-varying pressure variation on the bottoms of the feet of the user are used by the computer to create a moving vehicle in virtual reality, the movement of the vehicle created by the computer in virtual reality is either a rolling, sliding, sailing, hovering or flying moving vehicle, the control signals provide controls that always maintain static balance for the user's body and are used together with visual feedback from visuals in the virtual reality created by the computer which convey a degree and direction of physical tilt and roll consistent with a reactive force to an illusory lateral movement that the user perceives as downward with respect to the user's body, control signals are created with isometric gestures with each individual foot of the user, the control signals are created using intermittent control gesture events by lifting one foot off of the foot controller and placing the foot back down onto the foot controller.

US Pat. No. 10,712,807

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SAVING ALWAYS ON (AON) ROUTING OF SIGNALS ACROSS CHIPS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for saving always on (AON) routing of signals across chips, the method comprising:turning ON a first power signal in a system on a chip (SOC) when a Power ON Reset (PoR) signal is asserted and a clamp control signal is asserted and wherein the PoR signal comprises the clamp control signal;
turning ON a second power signal in the SOC after the first power signal is turned ON, wherein the second power signal is placed in an asserted state;
de-asserting and delaying the PoR signal after the second power signal is turned ON;
latching a logic signal with a LOW clamp keeper cell if the logic signal is at a LOW logic level or with a HIGH clamp keeper cell if the signal is at a HIGH logic level; and
de-asserting the second power signal while a first section of the SOC routes the logic signal through a second section of the SOC, wherein the second power signal is placed in a de-asserted state in response to the latching the logic signal with the LOW clamp keeper cell if the logic signal is at the LOW logic level or with the HIGH clamp keeper cell if the signal is at the HIGH logic level.

US Pat. No. 10,712,806

MANAGEMENT OF POWER STATE TRANSITIONS OF A MEMORY SUB-SYSTEM

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

8. A system comprising:a memory component; and
a processing device, operatively coupled with the memory component, to:
establish a transitory idle state for a memory sub-system comprising an active state and a deep idle state, wherein a first transitional energy associated with the transitory idle state is less than a second transitional energy associated with the deep idle state;
determine an idle state optimization time for the transitory idle state;
receive, from a host system, a first command associated with transitioning the memory sub-system from the active state to the deep idle state;
transition the memory sub-system to the transitory idle state in response to receiving the first command; and
maintain the memory sub-system in the transitory idle state for a duration of the idle state optimization time.

US Pat. No. 10,712,805

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEMS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system, comprising:at least one processor;
a plurality of displays communicatively coupled to the at least one processor;
a memory medium that is coupled to the at least one processor and that includes instructions, which when executed by the at least one processor, cause the information handling system to:
determine if a user is in contact with the information handling system;
if the user is not in contact with the information handling system, utilize a first thermal profile, the first thermal profile including a first predetermined maximum temperature for a surface of the information handling system;
if the user is in contact with the information handling system, determine if the user is in contact with a first display of the plurality of displays;
if the user is in contact with the first display, migrate processing of information from a first processing component associated with the first display to a second processing component associated with a second display of the plurality of displays; and
if the user is not in contact with the first display, migrate the processing of the information from the second processing component associated with the second display to the first processing component associated with the first display.

US Pat. No. 10,712,801

USB TYPE-C POWER DELIVERY MANAGEMENT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A device for managing power, wherein the device comprises:a CPU, a USB-C port, and a switch;
wherein the CPU is programmed to detect a voltage pull-down on a CC pin of the USB-C port;
wherein, after a time delay, the CPU is programmed to increase a floor of a CPU power budget;
wherein the CPU is notified of said increasing the floor of the CPU power budget;
wherein the switch is to apply power to a Vbus pin of the USB-C port;
wherein the CPU is programmed to read a power contract negotiated with a second device connected to a USB-C cable connected to the USB-C port; and
wherein the CPU is programmed to set a new floor to the CPU power budget based on the power contract.

US Pat. No. 10,712,799

INTELLIGENT MANAGEMENT FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device comprising:one or more processors configured to run one or more applications on the electronic device; and
a first proximity sensor coupled to the processor, wherein the one or more processors are further configured to:
allocate system resources of the electronic device to the one or more applications based on whether or not first proximity data indicative of user presence is detected at the first proximity sensor:
in accordance with a determination that the first proximity data indicative of user presence is detected at the first proximity sensor, display a first application in a foreground of a display area; and
in accordance with a determination that the first proximity data indicative of user presence is not detected at the first proximity sensor, forgo displaying the first application in the foreground of the display area.

US Pat. No. 10,712,798

SENSOR PROCESSING METHOD OF MOBILE TERMINAL, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A sensor processing method for a mobile terminal, comprising:assigning a connection interface to an application when the application needs to use sensors, and adding the allocated connection interface to an active connection interface queue for the sensors, wherein the active connection interface queue for the sensors is configured to store a currently available sensor connection;
detecting whether the mobile terminal is playing a video;
traversing the active connection interface queue for the sensors in response to detecting that the mobile terminal is playing the video;
determining whether an application corresponding to a connection interface in the active connection interface queue satisfies a filtering condition, wherein the filtering condition comprises the application not releasing a sensor connection when the mobile terminal is playing the video; and
in response to determining that the application corresponding to the connection interface fails to satisfy the filtering condition, invoking a disable interface of the sensor, and removing the connection interface from the active connection interface queue to release the sensor connection corresponding to the connection interface;
wherein the method further comprises:
in response to detecting that the mobile terminal is playing the video, determining whether the mobile terminal quits playing the video within a predetermined time period;
in response to determining that the mobile terminal does not quit playing the video within the predetermined time period, traversing the active connection interface queue.

US Pat. No. 10,712,797

TWO-PHASE DEPLOYMENT-INITIATED WAKEUP MECHANISM FOR BODY-MOUNTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Verily Life Sciences LLC,...

1. A mountable device deployment system comprising:a body-mountable electronic device including:
a motion sensor adapted to detect a first deployment indicator, the first deployment indicator comprising an acceleration event indicative of deployment of the body-mountable electronic device, and
control circuitry adapted to transition the body-mountable electronic device from a sleep state to a wakeup verification state responsive to the first deployment indicator, and to transition the body-mountable electronic device from the wakeup verification state to an operational state responsive to detecting a second deployment indicator; and
a deployment applicator having the body-mountable electronic device retained therein, the deployment applicator including a deployment mechanism adapted to launch the body-mountable electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,712,796

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO GENERATE AND USE POWER, THERMAL AND PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF NODES TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND REDUCING WAIT TIME FOR JOBS IN THE QUEUE

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium having stored thereon instructions, the instructions being executable by one or more processors to perform operations including:receiving, by a calibration module executed by the one or more processors, a calibration request including (i) a workload type, (ii) a list of compute nodes belonging to a distributed computer system, and (iii) frequencies at which the compute nodes are to operate;
responsive to identifying the workload type as a clustered workload type, instructing a plurality of compute nodes on the list of compute nodes to begin processing a workload of the workload type;
responsive to identifying the workload type as a clustered workload type, instructing each compute node on the list of compute nodes to process the workload of the workload type at each of the frequencies in the calibration request and sample a plurality of measurements at predetermined time intervals for each of the frequencies processing the workload at each compute node;
responsive to beginning processing of the workload of the workload type, sampling one or more measurements of one or more components of each compute node processing the workload to collect measurements at each of the frequencies in the calibration request,
wherein the sampling includes:
collecting the measurements of the one or more components of a first compute node on the list of compute nodes by the first compute node,
transmitting, at a predetermined time interval during the collecting, the collected measurements to a head node of the distributed computer system, and
processing, during the collecting, the measurements by the head node; and
generating calibration results based on the sampled measurements at each of the frequencies for each compute node and adjusting a power allocated for a job based on the calibration results.

US Pat. No. 10,712,794

ACCURATE CALCULATION OF CONSUMPTION POWER OF A PROCESSOR CAUSED BY EXECUTION OF A PROGRAM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An apparatus to calculate consumption power of a processor caused by execution of a program, based on sampling data acquired by event-based sampling, the apparatus comprising;a memory; and
the processor coupled to the memory, the processor configured to:
determine whether the processor is in an idle state, by using the sampling data of a clock event, the clock event being an event which generates an interrupt at fixed time intervals when the processor is not in the idle state, and which generates the interrupt when a state of the processor changes from the idle state to a non-idle state, and
in a case where the processor is in the idle state, calculate a first amount of consumption power of the processor in the idle state, based on a second amount of consumption power calculated using a consumption power model and a third amount of consumption power included in the sampling data.

US Pat. No. 10,712,793

EXTERNAL DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An external graphics card device, comprising:at least one first connector;
a signal transmission module, electrically connected to the at east one first connector; and
a power module, electrically connected to the at least one first connector and outputting power via the at least one first connector,
wherein the at least one first connector is adapted to transmit both a non universal serial bus (non USB) signal and power,
wherein when the non USB signal is transmitted via the at least one first connector, the external graphics card device outputs the power via the at least one first connector,
wherein when a USB 3.1 signal is transmitted via the at least one first connector, the external graphics card device receives the power via the at least one first connector.

US Pat. No. 10,712,790

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING TEMPERATURE CYCLING RISK ON AN INFORMATION HANDLING RESOURCE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:a circuit board;
a device communicatively coupled to the circuit board on a front side of the circuit board via an electrical interface;
a temperature sensor for sensing a measured temperature associated with the device;
an air mover;
a heating element thermally coupled to the electrical interface; and
a thermal control system configured to:
receive a temperature signal from the temperature sensor indicative of the measured temperature;
responsive to the measured temperature being above a maximum threshold temperature, control the air mover to generate airflow sufficient to at least reduce the measured temperature to below the maximum threshold temperature; and
responsive to the measured temperature being below a minimum threshold temperature, control the heating element to cause the measured temperature to be maintained above the minimum threshold temperature;
wherein the heating element is coupled to a back side of the circuit board, and wherein the circuit board includes one or more vias configured to transmit heat from the heating element to the device and the electrical interface.

US Pat. No. 10,712,789

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT THERMAL THROTTLING WITH WORKLOAD ADAPTED THERMAL SENSOR MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus to control temperature of an integrated circuit (IC), the apparatus comprising:a plurality of thermal sensors, each of the plurality of thermal sensors being located in an area of a die of the IC to record the die temperature at a location in its associated area; and
a thermal controller coupled to the plurality of thermal sensors to perform thermal throttling of the IC to reduce the temperature of the IC in response to the die temperature recorded by any one temperature sensors of the plurality of thermal sensors being greater than an individual temperature threshold for said any one temperature sensor, the individual temperature threshold for each temperature sensor being based on a maximum temperature allowed for the area of the die in the IC in which said each thermal sensor is located and power supplied to a plurality of areas of the IC, wherein the individual temperature threshold for each temperature sensor is based on a difference between the maximum temperature allowed for the area in the IC in which said each thermal sensor is located and power supplied to the plurality of areas of the IC.

US Pat. No. 10,712,788

EXTENDABLE STRUCTURE FOR PROTECTING ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus comprising:an enclosure that includes one or more components, wherein a portion of the one or more components protrudes out of a first side of the enclosure, wherein the one or more components are electrical connectors that join to a first wall of an equipment chassis;
a first extendable member assembly coupled to a lower interior surface of the enclosure, wherein the first extendable member assembly includes:
a first structure coupled to a first compressible member, wherein a force applied to the first structure at the first side of the enclosure translates to the first compressible member;
a pin coupled to the first structure, wherein the first structure rotates around a central axis of the pin; and
a lower edge of the first structure located below a lower edge of the one or more components, wherein a length of the first structure in an extended state is longer than a length of the protruding portion of the one or more components.

US Pat. No. 10,712,786

MULTIFUNCTIONAL DEVICE

1. A multifunctional device, comprising a base (1), a housing (4) releasably secured to the base (1), a casing (2) concealed by the housing (4), and a toy (3) concealed by the casing (2) wherein:the base (1) includes a base plate (14), a tray (13) on the base plate (14), a printed circuit board (PCB) (12) on the tray (13), and a cover (11) releasably secured to the base plate (14) to conceal both the PCB (12) and the tray (13);
the cover (11) includes a circular cavity (111) on a top, and a closed groove (112) on edges of the top;
the PCB (12) includes a direct current (DC) connector 1(21) and a plurality of Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports (122);
the tray (13) includes two slides (131) on two sides respectively, and a handle (132) on a front end so that the tray (13) is configured to push into the base (1) or pull out of the base (1) to position the handle (132) externally of the base (1);
after the tray (13) has been pulled out, a tablet computer (6) or a mobile phone (7) is configured to position and tilt on a gap between the handle (132) and the base (1);
the casing (2) includes first and second pad members (21, 22) arranged symmetrically;
the second pad member (22) includes a hollow half spherical member (25) having an internal space (251), a hollow half spherical element (23) complementarily disposed in the space (151) and having an internal space (231) and a plurality of wells (232) on an outer surface; and a ring member (24) including a central hole (241), a plurality of latches (242) on a bottom, a plurality of projections (243) on a top, and a plurality of recesses (244) alternating with the projections (243) and being complimentary to the projections (243) respectively;
the latches (242) are fastened in the wells (232) to fasten the hollow half spherical element (23), the hollow half spherical member (25), and the ring member (24) together;
the first and second pad members (21, 22) are configured to separate from each other and place below a rear end of a bottom of a notebook computer (5), the tablet computer (6), or the mobile phone (7) so as to tilt the notebook computer (5), the tablet computer (6), or the mobile phone (7);
the toy (3) is disposed in the space (231) and includes first and second half bodies (31, 32) arranged symmetrically, and a joining member (33);
the first half body (31) includes two opposite rotary bearings (311) on a bottom, an intermediate groove (312), and an upper groove (313);
the joining member (33) includes first and second pivots (331, 332) on either end and disposed in the rotary bearings (311, 322) to assemble the first and second half bodies (31, 32) and the joining member (33) so that the toy (3) is configured to unfold or fold;
when the toy (3) is folded, a cable (8) is configured to wind therearound;
when the toy (3) is unfolded, the tablet computer (6) or the mobile phone (7) is configured to rest on the intermediate groove (312) of one of the first and second half bodies (31, 32);
the housing (4) includes an open top (41), a blind bottom (42), a first flange (43) around the open top (41), and a second flange (44) around the blind bottom (42); and
the second flange (44) is fitted in the groove (112) to secure the housing (4) and the base (1) together.

US Pat. No. 10,712,784

FLEXIBLE INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM DISPLAY

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system hinge structure comprising:first and second hinges, each hinge having five geared rotational portions that translate rotational motion through gear interactions, the first and second hinges configured to rotationally couple first and second housing portions to each other, the first and second housing portions rotating between a tablet position having the five geared rotational portions of each hinge coplanar with the first and second housing portions and a closed position having the five geared rotational portions rotated to a semicircular configuration;
first and second interconnect bars, the first interconnect bar fixedly coupled to a central geared rotational portion of the first hinge, the second interconnect bar fixedly coupled to a central geared rotational portion of the second hinge; and
a shape memory alloy support disposed between the first and second hinges and fixedly coupled to the first and second interconnect bars, the shape memory alloy bending in response to rotation of the hinges.

US Pat. No. 10,712,782

FRONT COVER ASSEMBLY AND TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A front cover assembly, comprising:a frame, having a first wall and a second wall connecting to the first wall, and defining a receiving cavity;
a cover glass partially received in the receiving cavity of the frame, the cover glass having a lateral face facing the frame, the cover glass having a step portion at the lateral face, the step portion having a first flat face and a second flat face, a first gap being defined between the first flat face of the step portion and the first wall of the frame, a second gap being defined between the second flat face of the step portion and the second wall of the frame; and
a waterproof glue, located at the first flat face and the second flat face of the step portion of the cover glass, at the first wall and the second wall of the frame, wherein the waterproof glue fills the first gap and the second gap,
wherein the first flat face and the second flat face of the step portion form a first obtuse angle therebetween, and the first obtuse angle faces the first wall and the second wall of the frame;
wherein the waterproof glue and the step portion engage each other by interference fit;
wherein the step portion further comprises a third face extending from the second flat face, the third face and the second wall define a third gap therebetween, a length of interference of the waterproof glue extending from the second gap to the third gap ranges from 0.03 mm to 0.10 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,712,781

CASING ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A casing assembly of an electronic device, configured to connect a connecting assembly, comprising:a metal casing; and
an injection-molded frame, made of a high-molecular polymer, including an outer frame, a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the first surface being adhered to the metal casing via an adhesive, the second surface being configured with at least two connecting structures being fixed to the connecting assembly, and the connecting assembly being assembled to the metal casing via the at least two connecting structures;
wherein one of the at least two connecting structures is a screwing structure integrally configured on the outer frame, and another one of the at least two connecting structures is a clip-on structure integrally configured on the second surface;
wherein, after the first surface is adhered to the metal casing, the at least two connecting structures protrude toward a direction away from the metal casing.

US Pat. No. 10,712,780

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method for manufacturing a display device, comprising:providing a display panel including a first area, a second area, and a bending portion provided between the first area and the second area;
bending the bending portion to make the first area overlap the second area and to form a space between the first area and the second area that overlap each other, wherein at least one of the first area and the second area includes pixels for displaying an image;
after the bending, applying a supporter forming material into at least the space and to the bending portion; and
after the applying, curing the supporter forming material to form a supporter.

US Pat. No. 10,712,777

ELECTRONIC DEVICE THAT DETECTS A WEARABLE OBJECT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A portable electronic device, comprising:a housing that carries operational components that include:
a magnetic field sensor capable of ROM detecting relative motion of a wearable object with respect to the housing, and providing, in response to detecting the relative motion, a corresponding detection signal, and
a processor in communication with the magnetic field sensor, wherein the processor is capable of receiving the corresponding detection signal, and executing instructions in accordance with the relative motion.

US Pat. No. 10,712,776

DISPLAY TERMINALS AND WEARABLE DEVICES

1. A display terminal, comprising:a hard body, configured to mount components;
two bendable parts, respectively located on two sides of the hard body and spliced on a plane to form a bendable body;
a flexible display, covering the outer surface of the hard body and the bendable body;
wherein the hard body is disposed obliquely with respect to a rectangular side of the flexible display, and the shape of the two bendable parts are all triangular or trapezoidal, or the shape of one of the two bendable parts is triangular, the shape of the other is trapezoidal.

US Pat. No. 10,712,775

DICHROIC COMBINER BACKLIGHT USED IN A HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel; and
a backlight including:
an LED assembly including:
a first LED emitting a first light at a first wavelength;
a second LED emitting a second light at a second wavelength;
a third LED emitting a third light at a third wavelength; and
a dichroic combiner, including:
a substrate to propagate the first, second, and third light, the substrate including a polymer material, the substrate including: a first surface for receiving the first light from the first color LED; a second surface for receiving the second light from the second color LED; a third surface for receiving the third light from the third color LED; and a fourth surface for outputting the first, second, and third light at a first direction into a light guide for illuminating the display panel;
a first dielectric layer disposed within the substrate, the first dielectric layer configured to: receive the first light propagating at a second direction from the first surface of the substrate; transmit the first light propagating at the second direction to a second dielectric layer; receive the second light propagating at a third direction from the second surface of the substrate; and reflect the second light to propagate at the second direction to the second dielectric layer; and
the second dielectric layer disposed within the substrate, the second dielectric layer configured to: receive the first light propagating at the second direction from the first dielectric layer; reflect the first light to propagate at the first direction to the fourth surface; receive the second light reflected from the first dielectric layer propagating at the second direction; reflect the second light to propagate at the first direction to the fourth surface; receive the third light propagating at the first direction from the third surface of the substrate; and transmit the third light at the first direction to the fourth surface.

US Pat. No. 10,712,772

DATA PROCESSING CIRCUITS

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. A data-processing-circuit comprising:a clock-input-terminal configured to receive a clock-signal;
a data-output-terminal configured to provide a data-output-signal;
an adjustable-driver-buffer configured to:
receive a data-signal; and
apply a driver-strength-value to the data-signal in order to provide a data-output-signal,
wherein a current level of the data-output-signal is based on the driver-strength-value; and
a driver-control-module comprising:
a time-alignment-module configured to:
process the clock-signal and the data-output-signal in order to determine a timing-delay-signal that is representative of a time delay between: a transition in the clock-signal; and a transition in the data-output-signal; and
provide the driver-strength-value for the adjustable-driver-buffer based on the timing-delay-signal and a target-delay-signal,
wherein the driver-strength-value is for reducing a difference between: the timing-delay-signal; and the target-delay-signal by varying the current level of the data-output-signal based on the driver strength-value.

US Pat. No. 10,712,767

CLOCK GENERATOR AND CLOCK GENERATION METHOD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A clock generator comprising:a frequency divider which generates a divided frequency clock of a frequency lower than a frequency of a source clock by performing mask processing on part of a pulse train of the source clock;
wherein the frequency divider selectively generates the divided frequency clock by selectively using one of a plurality of different bit string patterns stored in a memory to mask the pulse train of the source clock at fixed periods, wherein the plurality of bit strings mask different numbers of pulses of the pulse train.

US Pat. No. 10,712,766

HYPERVISORS TIMER TECHNIQUES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system comprising:at least one processor; and
a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, perform a method, comprising:
accessing timer information for a first timer associated with a virtual machine, wherein the timer information comprises information relating to an enable bit for the first timer;
generating, at a host machine, a second timer based on the timer information, wherein generating the second timer comprises setting an enable bit of the second timer based on the timer information for the first timer;
resuming execution of the virtual machine;
receiving a request to set a timer from the virtual machine; and
generating, at the host machine, a third timer based on the request, wherein generating the third timer comprises automatically setting an enable bit of the third timer to indicate the third timer is enabled.

US Pat. No. 10,712,764

VARIABLE FORCE ELECTRONIC VEHICLE CLUTCH PEDAL

CTS Corporation, Lisle, ...

1. An electronic vehicle clutch pedal comprising:a housing;
a pedal arm coupled to and rotatable relative to the housing in response to the application of a foot force against the pedal arm in a first vehicle clutch pedal engagement direction and defining a contact surface including a plurality of surface segments;
a force lever pivotable about the housing and abutted against the contact surface on the pedal arm; and
a compressible member having a first end abutted against the pedal arm and a second end abutted against the force lever;
whereby the application of the foot force against the pedal arm in the first vehicle clutch pedal engagement direction results in the pivoting of the force lever and the sliding of the force lever along the plurality of surface segments of the pedal arm for generating a force of increasing, then decreasing, and then increasing magnitude on the pedal arm in the first vehicle clutch pedal engagement direction of the pedal arm.

US Pat. No. 10,712,763

SUB-BANDGAP REFERENCE VOLTAGE SOURCE

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A sub-bandgap reference source circuit, comprising:a current mirror source arranged to supply a same current to
a first branch comprising a first bipolar junction transistor, BJT, and a second branch comprising a second bipolar junction transistor, BJT,
wherein the first BJT has an emitter current density, which is lower than the emitter current density of the second BJT,
wherein the first branch and the second branch are connected at a first node, which is coupled to ground,
a first voltage divider comprising a first resistance and a second resistance coupled in series, wherein the first resistance is coupled between a base terminal of the first BJT and a second node, wherein the second resistor is coupled to ground;
a second voltage divider comprising a third resistance and a fourth resistance coupled in series, wherein the third resistance is coupled between the second node and a base terminal of the second BJT, wherein the fourth resistance, is coupled to the first node; and
an output terminal coupled to the second node.

US Pat. No. 10,712,758

REFRIGERATOR AND TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT ERROR CORRECTING METHOD OF INFRARED SENSOR

QINGDAO HAIER JOINT STOCK...

1. A temperature measurement error correcting method of an infrared sensor of a refrigerator, comprising:confirming that the infrared sensor is running in an operation status of the refrigerator;
acquiring a measured value in the operation status by sensing a temperature of a preset region via the infrared sensor;
acquiring a correction constant corresponding to the infrared sensor, by comparing a measured value sensed by the infrared sensor in a correction status of the refrigerator with a standard temperature, wherein the correction status is making an implementation during a first power test after assembly of the refrigerator, and in the correction status, ensuring a door body of the refrigerator is closed and all components in a refrigeration system thereof are disabled; and
correcting the measured value in the operation status with the correction constant so as to acquire a corrected temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,712,755

LINEAR SOLENOID VALVE

JATCO LTD, Fuji-Shi (JP)...

1. A linear solenoid valve, comprising:a spool that strokes to one side in an axis direction by conduction of current to a coil;
an urging member that urges the spool to the other side in the axis direction; and
a control part for controlling the conduction of the current to the coil,
wherein an oil pressure in a hydraulic circuit is controlled by adjusting a discharge amount of an oil from a pressure adjusting port communicating with the hydraulic circuit by the spool that strokes in the axis direction,
wherein the control part includes:
a determination unit for determining start of an operation to remove foreign substances by the spool;
a command value setting unit for setting a command value for the current conducted to the coil; and
a dither current setting unit for setting a dither current superimposed on the command value of the current, and
wherein when the determination unit determines the start of the foreign substance removing operation,
the dither current setting unit changes an oscillation frequency of the dither current superimposed on the command value of the current to an oscillation frequency lower than an oscillation frequency at a current point in time, and
the command value setting unit periodically increases and reduces the command value on which the changed oscillation frequency is superimposed.

US Pat. No. 10,712,750

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE FLEET SERVICE AND SYSTEM

Zoox, Inc., Foster City,...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors; and
computer-readable memory comprising computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the system to:
receive sensor data from an autonomous vehicle autonomously transiting via an outdoor road network from a first geographic location to a second geographic location via a planned path, the sensor data indicating an event encountered by the autonomous vehicle;
receive a request for guidance from the autonomous vehicle;
generate substantially simultaneously, and based at least in part on the request for guidance, multiple candidate trajectories for the autonomous vehicle to maneuver from a current trajectory, each of the multiple candidate trajectories using an alternate path configured to reduce impact of the event on operation of the autonomous vehicle and return the autonomous vehicle to the planned path;
calculate confidence levels associated with each of the multiple candidate trajectories, the confidence levels being indicative of a respective degree of certainty that a respective candidate trajectory reduces a probability that the event impacts operation of the autonomous vehicle;
select a particular candidate trajectory from among at least a subset of the multiple candidate trajectories to be used as a guided trajectory; and
transmit the guided trajectory from the system to the autonomous vehicle for use in maneuvering the autonomous vehicle from the current trajectory in response to the event.

US Pat. No. 10,712,748

DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR GENERATING TRAVEL FORECASTS FOR VEHICLE PAIRING

PELOTON TECHNOLOGY, INC.,...

19. A method of identifying potential platoon partners from among a plurality of vehicles, the method comprising:a) retrieving from memory associated with a processor a first travel forecast for a first vehicle from among the plurality of vehicles;
b) retrieving from memory associated with a processor a plurality of other travel forecasts for other vehicles in the plurality of vehicles, wherein each of the other travel forecasts is for a respective vehicle distinct from the first vehicle;
c) comparing the respective first travel forecast to each of the other travel forecasts to identify a set of physical road segments, each physical road segment of the set being common to the first travel forecast and one of the plurality of other travel forecasts;
d) in a processor, determining from the first travel forecast and each of the other travel forecasts whether the first and each of the respective vehicles will arrive in respective locations sufficiently close to at least one of the physical road segments from the set of road segments, at times sufficiently close to permit the first and each of the respective vehicles to form a platoon; and
e) responsive to d), selecting a platoon partner for the first vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,712,747

DATA PROCESSING METHOD, APPARATUS AND TERMINAL

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method, comprising:at a computing system comprising one or more processors and memory, the computing system is attached to a moving vehicle traveling along a road:
collecting road data while the computing system is in motion, the road data comprising a two-dimensional streetscape image, a three-dimensional point cloud, and inertial navigation data;
performing region segmentation on the two-dimensional streetscape image;
extracting a ground region image based on a spatial position relation of the two-dimensional streetscape image, the three-dimensional point cloud, and the inertial navigation data;
detecting at least one target road traffic marking in the ground region image; and
controlling motion of the moving vehicle in accordance with three-dimensional coordinates of the at least one target road traffic marking that are calculated based on the spatial position relation of the two-dimensional streetscape image, the three-dimensional point cloud, and the inertial navigation data.

US Pat. No. 10,712,740

AUTOMATED DRIVING SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

7. An automated driving system comprisingat least one electronic control unit configured to:
recognize ambient surroundings of a vehicle and at least one obstacle around the vehicle;
create a traveling plan of the vehicle, based on a result of recognition of the ambient surroundings and a result of recognition of the at least one obstacle;
control the vehicle using an actuator installed on the vehicle, based on the traveling plan;
recognize a blind area included in the ambient surroundings, around the vehicle, the blind area being an area in which it is difficult to recognize the at least one obstacle; and
perform an overwriting operation to exclude at least a part of the blind area from the result of recognition of the ambient surroundings, according to an input from a user, wherein the overwriting operation is performed during an automated driving mode,
wherein
the at least one electronic control unit is configured to switch from the automated driving mode in which the vehicle is controlled based on the traveling plan to a manual driving mode in which the vehicle is controlled based on an operation of the user, based on the result of recognition of the at least one obstacle.

US Pat. No. 10,712,738

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS DATA COLLECTION FOR VIBRATION SENSITIVE EQUIPMENT

Strong Force IoT Portfoli...

1. A system for monitoring vibration sensitive industrial equipment, the system comprising:a data acquisition circuit structured to interpret a plurality of detection values, each of the plurality of detection values corresponding to input received from at least one of a plurality of input sensors, the plurality of input sensors comprising a detection package, each of the plurality of input sensors operatively coupled to at least one component of a plurality of components of the vibration sensitive industrial equipment;
a signal conditioning circuit structured to process a subset of the plurality of detection values on multiples of a key frequency associated with at least one of the plurality of components;
a vibration analysis circuit structured to identify vibration in the at least one component of the plurality of components;
a data analysis circuit structured to analyze the plurality of detection values and determine a status parameter value of the at least one of the plurality of components; and
an analysis response circuit structured to take an action in response to the status parameter value; and
a data storage that stores at least one hierarchical template, each hierarchical template comprising at least one data collection route, each data collection route comprising a data collection routine for one of the plurality of input sensors, and wherein the data acquisition circuit is responsive to a selected hierarchical template.

US Pat. No. 10,712,737

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENT DYNAMIC ALARM CONSTRUCTION

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of dynamically displaying a list of alarms, the method implemented by an alarm server including at least one processor programmed to execute steps comprising:establishing, by the at least one processor, a first hierarchy of a first list of alarms, said first list of alarms comprising a network of alarms;
receiving, by the at least one processor, a state of each alarm in the first list of alarms over a network, wherein the state of each alarm in the first list of alarms is received from one or more Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) for Process Control (OPC) Unified Architecture (UA) clients through a standard interface of an Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control (OPC) Alarms and Events (OPC AE) protocol, communicating with the at least one processor;
dynamically changing, by the at least one processor automatically in response to the received state of each alarm in the first list of alarms, the first hierarchy of the first list of alarms to obtain a second hierarchy of a second list of alarms; and
presenting, by the at least one processor on a display in communication with the at least one processor, the second list of alarms to an operator based on the second hierarchy.

US Pat. No. 10,712,735

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE-MONITORING CONTROL

ASCO POWER TECHNOLOGIES, ...

1. A method for providing a visual representation of system events occurring in a system monitored by an infrastructure-monitoring control system, the method comprising:depicting, by the infrastructure-monitoring control system a plurality of items of equipment of the system and a plurality of power paths, wherein each respective power path is between a respective item of equipment and one or more of the other items of equipment;
providing, by the infrastructure-monitoring control system, in substantially real-time, a visual representation of at least one system power-quality event occurring in the system, wherein the visual representation comprises a color-coded visual representation of the plurality of items of equipment and the plurality of power paths that depicts the at least one system power-quality event and propagation of the at least one system power-quality event through the system, wherein propagation of the at least one system power-quality event through the system includes a first system power-quality event occurring in at least one of the plurality of items of equipment of the system, leading to a second system power-quality event occurring in at least another one of the plurality of items of equipment of the system;
storing, by the infrastructure-monitoring control system, the visual representation in response to the infrastructure-monitoring control system detecting the at least one system power-quality event being of a given level that prompts the infrastructure-monitoring control system to begin storing the visual representation until the system returns to normal operation; and
providing, by the infrastructure-monitoring control system, playback of the same visual representation after a given amount of time since the at least one system event.

US Pat. No. 10,712,733

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISCOVERY OF PROGNOSTIC SUBSEQUENCES IN TIME SERIES

Mitsubishi Electric Resea...

1. A system for managing an impending failure of a machine by determining a pattern in time series data representing an operation of the machine, comprising:a computer readable memory includes stored data, the stored data includes predictive patterns determined from a set of training data examples generated by a sensor in communication with a training machine, each training data example represents an operation of the training machine for a period of time ending with a failure of the training machine, such that the set of training data examples are unprocessed data such that regions of normal operation and abnormal operation in them are unknown, wherein the stored predictive patterns are previously determined, by a training processor, the training processor is configured to:
sequentially, select a length of a period of time for a current time series for the abnormal state region within each training data example, by considering in sequence every possible splitting point in the time series in turn;
partition for the currently selected splitting point, each training data example in the set of training data examples into the normal state region and the abnormal state region having the length of the period of time for the current time series, to identify a pattern in the set of training data examples, such that the pattern is different from any other patterns present in all normal state regions of the set of training data examples, and is similar to exactly one pattern in each abnormal state region of the set of training data examples;
select the pattern as the predictive pattern indicative of a predictive estimate of an impending failure of the training machine, and if the pattern is found, store the predictive pattern in the computer readable memory;
increment the estimated time moment of start of the abnormal operation by one, and proceed with a next iteration of sequential partitioning the current time series, until the estimated time moment of the start of the abnormal operation reaches the end of the current time series;
an input interface to receive sensor data, the sensor data includes test data examples obtained from a sensor in communication with the machine;
a processor in communication with the computer readable memory and the input interface, is configured to:
determine, based on at least one stored predictive pattern in the computer readable memory, whether one or more test data example extracted from the test data examples matches a pattern of the machine that corresponds to the at least one stored predictive pattern, and use the match as an indication of an impending failure of the machine, if the pattern is found; and
manage the machine, according to the predictive estimate of the impending failure of the machine.

US Pat. No. 10,712,731

CONTROL DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A control device for controlling a driving machine, comprising:a memory which stores address information published to an external machine and defines logical addresses of variables comprised in a control program of the driving machine;
a processor which refers to the logical addresses in the address information to acquire the variables comprised in the control program after receiving an access request from the external machine;
a determining section which determines publishing priority levels of the variables comprised in the control program to the external machine in accordance with a predetermined rule;
a monitoring section which monitors free capacity of the memory; and
an address managing section which, with respect to one or more public variables that are permitted to be published to the external machine among the variables comprised in the control program, adds a logical address of each of the one or more public variables to the address information in order of the publishing priority levels as long as the free capacity does not fall below a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,712,730

METHODS OF SYNCHRONIZING MANUFACTURING OF A SHIMLESS ASSEMBLY

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of manufacturing an assembly comprising a first part and a second part, the method comprising:predicting a set of predicted manufacturing dimensions within a range of predetermined allowances for the first part using a historical dataset from a plurality of previously-built parts;
manufacturing the first part;
scanning the first part to determine a set of actual manufacturing dimensions for the first part;
manufacturing the second part, wherein the second part is manufactured based on the set of predicted manufacturing dimensions for the first part such that the second part is configured to engage the first part, wherein the manufacturing the second part is at least partially performed before the scanning the first part is completed;
comparing the set of predicted manufacturing dimensions to the set of actual manufacturing dimensions to check for any non-compliant deviances between the set of predicted manufacturing dimensions and the set of actual manufacturing dimensions;
detecting one or more non-compliant deviances between the set of predicted manufacturing dimensions and the set of actual manufacturing dimensions; and
modifying the second part to accommodate the one or more non-compliant deviances, such that the second part engages the first part when assembled, within predetermined tolerances.

US Pat. No. 10,712,729

SETTING SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR SETTING OPERATIONAL PARAMETER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A setting support system for setting an operational parameter that stipulates an operation of mounting an electronic component onto a substrate by a component mounting apparatus, wherein the component mounting apparatus is configured to unload the electronic component from a component supply unit including a tape feeder that supplies a carrier tape holding the electronic component and to transfer the electronic component to the substrate for mounting the electronic component to the substrate, the setting support system comprising:a controller of the component mounting apparatus that includes an input unit into which a setting value of a component parameter that includes at least one of component information relating to the electronic component and tape information relating to the carrier tape, and a setting value of an operational parameter relating to the operation of mounting the electronic component onto the substrate by the component mounting apparatus, which is linked to the component parameter, are input;
a storage configured to store a correlation table linking the component parameter to the operational parameter; and
a creation processor that creates a rule table from the setting value of the component parameter and the setting value of the operational parameter which are input into the input unit, and from the correlation table that is stored in the storage,
wherein the component mounting apparatus is configured to perform the operation of mounting an electronic component onto a substrate by the component mounting apparatus based on the rule table created by the creation processor,
wherein the component mounting apparatus further includes a mounting head including a suction nozzle configure to unload the electronic component from the carrier tape,
wherein the component information is price information of the electronic component,
wherein the carrier tape includes a joint portion that joins the carrier tape to another carrier tape, and
wherein the operational parameter includes a value of at least one of the number of times that a suction operation by the suction nozzle or a recognition operation of the electronic component is re-performed, an operation setting for re-performing the suction operation by the suction nozzle or the recognition operation, and a feeding operation setting which relates to an operation when the joint portion is fed.

US Pat. No. 10,712,713

SMART WATCH

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A smart watch comprising:a case;
a window disposed at a front side of the case;
a display unit mounted in the case and comprising a center hole;
a movement disposed at a rear side of the display unit and comprising a shaft configured to be passed through the center hole;
a watch hand disposed between the display unit and the window and configured to be rotated about the shaft; and
a main board configured to control the display unit and the movement,
wherein the display unit comprises:
a liquid crystal panel;
a light guide plate disposed at a rear side of the liquid crystal panel, wherein the light guide plate includes a protruding first end of the light guide plate and a protruding second end of the light guide plate; and
a first light source providing light to the first end of the light guide plate and a second light source providing light to the second end of the light guide plate,
wherein the center hole is centrally located between the first and second light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,712,711

DRUM CARTRIDGE IN WHICH FIRST STORAGE MEDIUM OF TONER CATRIDGE AND SECOND STORAGE MEDIUM OF DRUM CATRIDGE ARE ALIGNED IN MOUNTING DIRECTION, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS TO WHICH DRUM CATRIDGE IS MOUNTABLE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A drum cartridge mountable to an image forming apparatus in a mounting direction, the drum cartridge comprising:a frame having an opening, the frame allowing a toner cartridge to be attached, and the toner cartridge including a housing configured to accommodate therein a toner and a first storage medium including a first electric contact;
a photosensitive drum; and
a second storage medium including a second electric contact and located at an outer surface of the frame,
wherein; in a state where the toner cartridge is mounted to the frame, the first storage medium is exposed via the opening and the second storage medium is aligned with the first storage medium in the mounting direction of the drum cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,712,710

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, DEVELOPING APPARATUS, AND COUPLING MEMBER

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus cartridge comprising:a casing;
developer contained within the casing;
a developer roller having an axis L1, the developer roller being rotatably supported by the casing to permit rotation about the axis L1;
a first gear operatively connected to the developer roller;
a second gear in meshing engagement with the first gear; and
a coupling member operatively connected to the second gear, the coupling member having an axis L2 about which the coupling member is rotatable and a free end portion for receiving a rotational force, the free end portion including at least two projections that are positioned at least partly outside of the casing, each of the at least two projections being open to the axis L2, and the coupling member being operatively connected to the developer roller via the first and second gears in order to be capable of transmitting of transmitting the rotational force to the developer roller,
wherein the coupling member is movable between (i) a first position in which the axis L2 of the coupling member is substantially parallel to and offset from the axis L1 of the developer roller, (ii) a second position in which the axis L2 of the coupling member is inclined with respect to the position of the axis L2 when the coupling member is in the first position, and (iii) a third position in which the axis L2 of the coupling member is inclined with respect to the position of the axis L2 when the coupling member is in the first position in a direction opposite to the direction the coupling member is inclined when in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,712,708

CARTRIDGE, PROCESS CARTRIDGE AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A process cartridge comprising:a photosensitive drum;
a developing roller for developing a latent image on the photosensitive drum, the developing roller being movable between (i) a first position in which the developing roller is positioned proximate to the photosensitive drum such that the developing roller can develop the latent image on the photosensitive drum and (ii) a second position in which the developing roller is spaced apart from the photosensitive drum;
a transmission gear operably connected to the developing roller; and
a clutch comprising:
a first drive transmission member capable of receiving a rotational force; and
a second drive transmission member operably connected to the transmission gear, the second drive transmission member being capable of operably connecting to the first drive transmission member and transmitting the rotational force from the first drive transmission member to the developing roller via the transmission gear,
wherein the first drive transmission member and the second drive transmission member are operably connected to each other when the developing roller is in the first position, and the first drive transmission member and the second drive transmission member are not operably connected to each other when the developing roller is in the second position, and
wherein at least a part of the second drive transmission member is inside of the transmission gear when the developing roller is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,712,704

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS WITH VARIABLE SUPPLY OF FATTY ACID METAL SALT

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

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:an image carrying unit that carries a toner image on a surface of the image carrying unit along with rotation of the image carrying unit to transfer the toner image onto a target transfer unit;
a supply unit that supplies a larger amount of fatty acid metal salt to the image carrying unit as a rotation speed of the image carrying unit increases;
a charging unit that charges the image carrying unit;
an exposing unit that exposes the image carrying unit to light to form an electrostatic latent image on the image carrying unit; and
a developing unit that develops the electrostatic latent image formed on the image carrying unit with toner containing the fatty acid metal salt by receiving a developing bias potential applied to the developing unit,
wherein the supply unit is configured to increase a supply rate of the fatty acid metal salt to the image carrying unit as the rotation speed of the image carrying unit increases, and
wherein the supply unit supplies the larger amount of the fatty acid metal salt to the image carrying unit as the rotation speed increases by setting, when image formation is not performed on the image carrying unit, a potential difference between the developing bias potential and a charging potential of the surface of the image carrying unit charged by the charging unit to a first potential difference larger than a second potential difference that is set when the image formation is performed on the image carrying unit.

US Pat. No. 10,712,701

COMMUNICATION DEVICE OUTPUTTING INFORMATION ON A PLURALITY OF PRINTING DEVICES THAT EXECUTE PRINTING OPERATIONS USING PRINTING AGENT ACCOMMODATED IN CARTRIDGE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A communication device capable of communicating with a plurality of printing devices including a first printing device and a second printing device, the first printing device including: a first mounting portion in which a first cartridge accommodating printing agent is mounted; a tank configured to accommodate printing agent supplied from the first cartridge; and a first printing portion configured to execute printing operations using printing agent supplied from the tank, the second printing device including: a second mounting portion in which a second cartridge accommodating printing agent is mounted; and a second printing portion configured to execute printing operations using printing agent supplied from the second cartridge, the second printing device having no tank between the second mounting portion and the second printing portion, the communication device comprising a processor configured to perform:(a) acquiring a plurality of sets of device information on respective ones of the plurality of printing devices, the plurality of sets of device information including first device information corresponding to the first printing device and second device information corresponding to the second printing device, the first device information indicating a first residual state of printing agent in the first printing device, the first residual state being classified into a first condition, a second condition, and a third condition, the first condition indicating that the first cartridge and the tank accommodate printing agent, the second condition indicating that the first cartridge is out of printing agent while the tank accommodates printing agent greater than or equal to a first reference quantity, the third condition indicating that the first cartridge is out of printing agent and the tank accommodates printing agent less than the first reference quantity, the second device information indicating a second residual state of printing agent in the second printing device, the second residual state being classified into a fourth condition, a fifth condition, and a sixth condition, the fourth condition indicating that the second cartridge accommodates printing agent greater than or equal to a second reference quantity, the fifth condition indicating that the second cartridge accommodates printing agent less than the second reference quantity and greater than or equal to a third reference quantity smaller than the second reference quantity, the sixth condition indicating that the second cartridge accommodates printing agent less than the third reference quantity;
(b) identifying a first group printing device belonging to a first group and a second group printing device belonging to a second group in accordance with the plurality of sets of device information, the first group printing device and the second group printing device being identified from among the plurality of printing devices; and
(c) outputting device information corresponding to the first group printing device and device information corresponding to the second group printing device in a distinguishable manner,
wherein the (b) identifying identifies the first printing device in the second condition and the second printing device in the fifth condition as the first group printing device, and identifies the first printing device in the second condition, the first printing device in the third condition, and the second printing device in the sixth condition as the second group printing device.

US Pat. No. 10,712,697

ENDLESS SHAPED FIXING BELT AND HEAT FIXING DEVICE HAVING ENDLESS BELT SHAPE HEATING MEMBER

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A fixing belt having an endless belt shape of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus comprising:a substrate; and
an elastic layer on the substrate, the elastic layer containing a rubber and fillers dispersed in the rubber,
wherein:
assuming that five binarized images each of which has a size of 150 ?m ×100 ?m on any positions of a first cross-section in a plane in a thickness-peripheral direction of the elastic layer, and five binarized images each of which has a size of 150 ?m×100 ?m on any positions of a first cross-section in a plane in a thickness-axial direction of the elastic layer are obtained, in each of the binarized images, the fillers are represented as white, and the rubber is represented as black,
among the fillers in the binarized images, fillers having a circle-equivalent diameter of 5 ?m or more are defined as large-particle diameter fillers, and fillers having a circle-equivalent diameter of less than 5 ?m is defined as small-particle diameter fillers,
and assuming that area ratios (%) of which total areas of the large-particle diameter fillers with respect to respective binarized images' areas are calculated to obtain an area ratio of the large-particle diameter fillers for each of the binarized images, and area ratios (%) of which total areas of the small-particle diameter fillers with respect to the respective binarized images' areas are calculated to obtain an area ratio of the small-particle diameter fillers for each of the binarized images,
an average value of the area ratios of the large-particle diameter fillers is 20% to 40%, and the large-particle diameter fillers have an average array degree fL of 0.00 to 0.15,
an average value of the area ratios of the small-particle diameter fillers is 10% to 20%,
the small-particle diameter fillers have an average array degree fS of 0.20 to 0.50, and
the small-particle diameter fillers have an average array angle ?S of 60° to 120°.

US Pat. No. 10,712,692

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING SHEET LOOP CONTROL

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an image bearing member configured to bear a toner image;
a transfer portion configured to transfer the toner image borne on the image bearing member onto a sheet;
a fixing unit configured to fix the toner image which has been transferred onto the sheet by the transfer portion to the sheet;
a loop detector configured to detect an amount of a loop formed on the sheet at a position between the transfer portion and the fixing unit;
rotary members disposed downstream in a sheet conveyance direction of the fixing unit and configured to convey the sheet; and
a controller configured to control a sheet conveyance speed of the fixing unit based on a detection result of the loop detector and control a rotational speed of the rotary members based on an area ratio which is a ratio of an area in which the toner image is formed by the transfer portion within a predetermined region set on a printing surface of the sheet onto which the toner image is transferred,
wherein the predetermined region is located at a position distant from a leading edge of the sheet more than a distance between the transfer portion and the fixing unit in the sheet conveyance direction.

US Pat. No. 10,712,691

FIXING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A fixing device for fixing a toner image on a medium, comprising:a heating rotating member that is rotatably supported;
a heater configured to heat the heating rotating member;
a pressing member arranged at an inside of the heating rotating member and configured to abut against an inner peripheral surface of the heating rotating member;
a pressing rotating member configured to be pressed against the pressing member across the heating rotating member, the pressing rotating member and the heating rotating member forming a nip through which the medium passes;
a support member configured to movably support the pressing member in a direction orthogonal to a rotation axis of the pressing rotating member;
a lubricant supply member arranged between the support member and the pressing member, the lubricant supply member impregnated with a lubricant; and
a sliding sheet arranged between the pressing member and the heating rotating member and having an opening on an upstream side in a rotation direction of the heating rotating member.

US Pat. No. 10,712,687

DEVELOPER CONTAINER

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A developer container comprising:a container main body that stores a developer, has an outlet for discharging the developer to a downstream side in a conveyance direction in which the developer is conveyed, has a sidewall having a circular cross-section perpendicular to the conveyance direction, and has a first ridge that continuously or intermittently continues to the downstream side in a helical form in a certain winding direction and is formed on an inner surface of the sidewall; and
a limiter disposed at a downstream end that is an end on the downstream side of the container main body, to secure a space between the limiter and the sidewall, the space extending to an upstream side of the outlet in the conveyance direction and extending from the upstream side to the outlet,
wherein one of the limiter and the sidewall has a second ridge for reducing an area of a cross-section of the space perpendicular to the conveyance direction at a first position to a smaller area than an area of a cross-section of the space perpendicular to the conveyance direction at a second position.

US Pat. No. 10,712,685

DEVELOPING ROLLER AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A developing roller comprising a roller main body,wherein, on an outer circumferential surface of the roller main body, a plurality of recesses that are disposed at predetermined pitches in a circumferential direction and an axial direction in the outer circumferential surface are provided, and a pitch PA between the plurality of recesses in the axial direction and a pitch PC between the plurality of recesses in the circumferential direction satisfy Formula (1):
PA/PC>1.1  (1).

US Pat. No. 10,712,682

TONER AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A toner comprising toner particles, whereinthe toner particles contain a polymer containing a structural unit formed from a monomer having an azobenzene group and a polymerizable group, and
the polymerizable group comprises a (meth)acryloyl group, an epoxy group, or a vinyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,712,681

TONER, TONER STORAGE UNIT, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TONER

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A toner comprising:a crystalline polyester resin comprising a polycondensed resin of a dicarboxylic acid represented by the following formula (1) with a diol represented by the following formula (2),
wherein a content of a cyclic ester represented by the following formula (3) in the toner, measured by a thermal extraction gas chromatographic mass spectrometry at a thermal extraction temperature of 160° C., is from 1 to 200 ppm in terms of toluene:

where n represents an integer of from 2 to 12;

where m represents an integer of from 2 to 12; and

where n represents an integer of from 2 to 12, m represents an integer of from 2 to 12, and m+n?6 is satisfied,
wherein said toner is in the form of a particle.

US Pat. No. 10,712,678

IMPRINT LITHOGRAPHY APPARATUS AND METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. An imprint lithography apparatus comprising:an imprint template support structure configured to hold an imprint template; and
a plurality of measurement sensors configured to measure a change of size and/or shape of the imprint template, wherein the measurement sensors are configured to measure a change of position of portions of a perimeter of the imprint template by way of reflectors extending from a side face of the imprint template distinct from an imprint pattern surface thereof, the reflectors substantially surrounding respective actuators of the support structure,
wherein the apparatus is configured to at least cause the size and/or shape of the imprint template to be changed to conform with a size and/or shape of a pattern already present on a substrate and to imprint an imprint pattern with the imprint template onto the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,712,673

METHOD OF DETERMINING A PROPERTY OF A STRUCTURE, INSPECTION APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method of determining a property of a structure, the method comprising:causing an optical system to collect radiation modified by interaction with the structure;
causing an observation of a distribution of the collected radiation in a capture plane of the optical system, wherein a condition error associated with the optical system and associated with an observation itself is variable between observations; and
calculating the property of the structure based on at least one observed distribution of radiation, the calculating including a correction for a deviation of the distribution due to the condition error specific to the observation.

US Pat. No. 10,712,665

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID CRYSTAL ANTENNA

BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONI...

1. A method for manufacturing an array substrate, comprising:sequentially depositing a metal material layer and a photoresist material layer on a substrate, and forming a plurality of metal patterns and a plurality of photoresist patterns on the plurality of metal patterns by a patterning process;
forming a light-shielding material between at least two adjacent metal patterns; wherein the light-shielding material and the plurality of photoresist patterns have opposite hydrophobicity-hydrophilicity; and
curing the light-shielding material to form at least one light-shielding pattern such that a thickness of the at least one light-shielding pattern is the same as a thickness of the plurality of metal patterns, and removing the plurality of photoresist patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,712,664

FORMING CONDUCTIVE VIAS USING A LIGHT GUIDE

International Business Ma...

8. A process comprising:providing a via in a base material, comprising at least two copper lines and at least one insulator layer separating the at least two copper lines, in a direction perpendicular to a plane of the base material,
wherein the via intersects the at least two copper lines;
applying a photoresist layer to an interior surface of the via;
inserting a light guide into the via,
wherein a portion of an outer surface of the light guide is masked;
exposing, via the light guide, a portion of the photoresist layer to light, thereby resulting in an exposed portion of the photoresist layer and an unexposed portion of the photoresist layer; and
removing a portion of the photoresist layer.

US Pat. No. 10,712,663

HIGH-PURITY DISPENSE UNIT

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. An apparatus for fluid delivery, the apparatus comprising:a hydraulic fluid housing defining a chamber having an elongate bladder positioned within the chamber, the elongate bladder extending from a chamber inlet opening to a chamber outlet opening, the chamber including a bladder expansion constraint that permits expansion of the elongate bladder to a predetermined volume that is less than a volume of the chamber and prevents expansion of the elongate bladder beyond the predetermined volume, the bladder expansion constraint spanning a length of the bladder and including a plurality of perforations on walls thereof to allow flow of hydraulic fluid in and out of the bladder expansion constraint;
the elongate bladder defining a fluid flow path that is linear between the chamber inlet opening and the chamber outlet opening, the elongate bladder being configured to laterally expand and laterally contract within the chamber such that when the elongate bladder contains process fluid, a volume of the process fluid within the elongate bladder is increasable and reducible;
the chamber configured to contain the hydraulic fluid in contact with an exterior surface of the elongate bladder;
the hydraulic fluid housing including a displacement chamber in fluid connection with the chamber, the displacement chamber including a displacement member that is insertable into the displacement chamber and retractable from the displacement chamber; and
a controller configured to activate a volume-control system that selectively decreases hydraulic fluid pressure on the elongate bladder by retracting a portion of the displacement member from the displacement chamber causing expansion of the elongate bladder, the controller configured to activate the volume-control system that selectively increases hydraulic fluid pressure on the elongate bladder by inserting a portion of the displacement member into the displacement chamber causing contraction of the elongate bladder,
wherein the bladder expansion constraint is an elongate sleeve that is rigid and that is positioned around the elongate bladder, and
the elongate sleeve defines one or more openings for ingress and egress of hydraulic fluid within the bladder expansion constraint.

US Pat. No. 10,712,661

NEGATIVE TONE PHOTOSENSITIVE COMPOSITIONS

PROMERUS, LLC, Brecksvil...

1. A negative tone photoimagable composition comprising:a) a polymer having a pendent acidic group, which is selected from the group consisting of:
i) a polymer of formula (Ia):

ii) a polymer comprising a repeating unit of formula (Ib) derived from a monomer of formula (IB):

wherein represents a position at which the bonding takes place with another repeat unit;
R4 is selected front the group consisting of —(CH2)y—CO2R4a, —(CH2)v—Ar—OH, —(CH2)y—C(O)—Ar—OH, —(CH2)y—OC(O)—Ar—OH, —(CH2)y—C(O)O—Ar—OH and —C(O)O(CH2)y—Ar—OH, where each v is Independently an integer from 4) to 4, and R4a is hydrogen, Ar Is substituted or unsubstituted phenyl or napthenyl where substituents if present are selected from the group consisting of halogen, (C1-C4)alkyl, fluorinated or perfluorinated (C1-C4)alkyl, (C1-C4)alkoxy and fluorinated or perfluorinated (C1-C4)alkoxy; and
iii) a polymer comprising one or more distinctive monomer repeating units of formula (Ic) derived from a monomer of formula (IC) and maleic anhydride-type repeating units of formulae (Id1) and (Id2) derived from a maleic anhydride monomer of formula (ID):

wherein:
represents a position at which the bonding takes place with another repeat unit;
g is 0;
R5, R6, R7 and R8 are the same or different and independently of each other selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, a fluorinated or perflourinated methyl, ethyl and a linear or branched substituted or unsubstituted (C3-C25)hydrocarbyl group;

wherein:
represents a position at which the bonding takes place with another repeat unit;
R9 is selected from the group consisting of methyl, ethyl, a fluorinated or perfluorinated methyl or ethyl a linear or branched (C3-C9) hydrocarbyl and a linear or branched fluorinated or perfluorinated (C3-C9)hydrocarbyl group;
R10 and R11 are the same or different and are selected from hydrogen, methyl and ethyl;
b) one or more olefinic functional group containing compound selected from the group consisting of:
i) a compound of formula (IIa):

where
each b is independently an integer from 1 to 6;
K is CH2; and
X is O;
ii) a compound of formula (IIb):

where
K is CH2;
X is SiR2R3, —(CZ2)b— where Z is hydrogen, —C(O)—, —CH?CH— or —C?C— where R2 and R3 are each independently methyl or ethyl; and
each b is independently an integer from 1 to 8;
ii) a compound of formula (IIc):

where
b is an integer from 1 to 6; and
K is CH2 or CH2—CH2;
iv) a compound of formula (III) selected from the group consisting of:

1,3-di(bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-en-2-yl)propane;

5,5?-(2-(bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-en-2-ylmethyl)propane-1,3-diyl)bis(bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-ene);

bis(4-bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-en-2-yl)phenyl)methane; and

tris(4-bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-en-2-yl)phenyl)methane; and
v) a compound of formula (IV) selected from the group consisting of:

4-(bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-en-2-yl)phenyl acetate;

5-decylbicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-ene;

5-undecylbicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-ene;

5-dodecylbicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-ene;

1,3-bis(bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-en-2-ylmethoxy)benzene;

bis(bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-en-2-ylmethyl) carbonate; and
c) a photoacid generator.

US Pat. No. 10,712,648

WAVELENGTH-CONVERTING WHEEL AND PROJECTION APPARATUS

Coretronic Corporation, ...

1. A wavelength-converting wheel having a light incident side, and the wavelength-converting wheel comprising:a disc, having an inner ring portion and an annular portion, wherein the annular portion is connected to an outer edge of the inner ring portion, the annular portion comprises a protrusion structure region, and a plurality of protrusions are disposed in the protrusion structure region and protrude toward the light incident side;
a heat conductive glue, disposed on the protrusion structure region;
a reflective layer, disposed on the heat conductive glue; and
a wavelength-converting layer, disposed on the reflective layer and having a light receiving surface facing the light incident side.

US Pat. No. 10,712,646

PHOSPHOR WHEEL, LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, AND PROJECTION DISPLAY APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A phosphor wheel comprising:a base plate;
an annular phosphor layer provided on the base plate, the annular phosphor layer including a first area and a second area;
a reflective coating provided on the first area of the annular phosphor layer; and
an anti-reflection coating provided on the second area,
wherein the first area and the second area of the annular phosphor layer are coplanar, and
wherein the anti-reflection coating is between the first area and the reflective coating.

US Pat. No. 10,712,644

IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An image projection apparatus, the image projection apparatus comprising:an optical system including a polarization converter, a fluorescent body wheel, a light source, and a short focus lens that projects an image on a projection face;
an air intake port through which air is caused to flow into an inside of a housing including the optical system, the air intake port being provided on a first face of the housing;
an air discharge port that is provided on a second face of the housing and through which the air inside the housing is discharged, the second face being opposite to the first face;
a cooling fan inside the housing, the cooling fan being closer to the first face of the housing than the polarization converter in the optical system; and
an air discharge fan that is provided along an air discharge flow path from the air intake port toward the air discharge port, wherein
the air cools the optical system in an order of the polarization converter, the fluorescent body wheel, and the light source.

US Pat. No. 10,712,639

CAMERA SHOE RECEIVING DEVICE

MGMD BRAINPOWER LLC, Tuc...

1. A clamp assembly for securing a shoe plate of a camera accessory, the clamp assembly comprising:a bracket comprising a first end and an opposite second end and defining a longitudinal axis;
a lever ring disposed around the bracket between the first end and the second end, wherein the lever ring is configured to rotate around the longitudinal axis between an open position and a closed position, the lever ring comprising an annular inner surface having one or more threads; and
a base plate comprising at least one side surface having one or more threads that correspond to the one or more threads of the lever ring, wherein the base plate is disposed at least partially within the bracket between the first end and the second end and at least partially within the annular inner surface, the base plate configured to move along the longitudinal axis between a first position and a second position when the lever ring is rotated about the longitudinal axis, and wherein when the lever ring is in the closed position, the base plate is in the second position so as to secure the shoe plate between the base plate and the first end of the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,712,638

CAMERA ACCESSORY

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A camera accessory that can be detachably mounted to a camera body that includes a camera body mount, the camera accessory comprising:a cylindrical unit;
a plurality of tabs that project outward from a circumference of the cylindrical unit and are configured to fix a position of the camera accessory in an optical axis relative to the camera body mount with a bayonet structure;
a restricting member configured to prevent at least one of reverse rotation and over rotation of the plurality of tabs relative to the camera body mount; and
a lock pin hole through which a lock pin disposed at the camera body is insertable in an optical axis direction in response to the camera accessory being mounted to the camera body, wherein:
the plurality of tabs includes a first tab and a second tab different from the first tab;
the restricting member is disposed adjacent to the first tab of the plurality of tabs that, when the camera accessory is mounted to the camera body, is closest to a line that connects the lock pin hole and the optical axis;
when the camera accessory is mounted to the camera body and the camera body is held in a lateral orientation, the second tab is disposed at a topmost position of the plurality of tabs and so as to intersect a twelve o'clock direction at the camera accessory when viewed from a rear side of the camera accessory;
the first tab intersects the line that connects the lock pin hole and the optical axis; and
when a length of the first tab in a circumferential direction is divided by the line intersecting the first tab into a shorter portion and a longer portion, the restricting member is disposed near the shorter portion of the first tab.

US Pat. No. 10,712,633

OPTICAL SYSTEM

TDK TAIWAN CORP., Yangme...

1. An optical system, comprising:a light-sensing element;
at least one optical lens;
a reflecting unit, comprising a reflecting surface, wherein the reflecting surface is configured to receive an incident light and to reflect a reflecting light, and the reflecting light is projected into the light-sensing element through the optical lens; and
a first driving assembly, configured to control the reflecting unit to move along a first axis direction from a first position to a second position, so as to adjust a focus position of the reflecting light on the light-sensing element;
wherein the reflecting surface in the first position is parallel to the reflecting surface in the second position, and a distance between a center of the reflecting unit in the first position and the center of the reflecting unit in the second position is not zero.

US Pat. No. 10,712,631

DIFFRACTION DEVICE COMPRISING FIRST AND SECOND DIFFRACTION UNITS EACH HAVING A LIQUID CRYSTAL LAYER DISPOSED BETWEEN A DIFFRACTION LENS AND AN ELECTRODE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A diffraction device comprising a first diffraction unit, the first diffraction unit comprising:a first substrate, provided with a first polarizer on one side thereof and a first electrode on the other side thereof;
a first diffraction lens provided on the first electrode;
a second substrate provided opposite to the first substrate, a second electrode is provided on a side of the second substrate facing to the first substrate; and
a first liquid crystal layer, provided between the second electrode and the first diffraction lens, and having liquid crystal therein configured to be in a state in which the liquid crystal has a long axis direction parallel to an axial direction of a transmission axis of the first polarizer, or in a state in which the liquid crystal has a long axis direction perpendicular to an axial direction of a transmission axis of the first polarizer, and
a second diffraction unit comprising:
a third electrode, provided on a side of the second substrate away from the first substrate;
a third substrate, provided symmetrical with the first substrate relative to the second substrate, and provided with a fourth electrode on a side thereof facing to the second substrate and a second polarizer on a side thereof away from the fourth electrode;
a second diffraction lens, provided on the fourth electrode, and
a second liquid crystal layer, provided between the second diffraction lens and the third electrode, and having liquid crystal therein configured to be in a state in which the liquid crystal has a long axis direction parallel to an axial direction of a transmission axis of the second polarizer, or in a state in which the liquid crystal has a long axis direction perpendicular to an axial direction of a transmission axis of the second polarizer.

US Pat. No. 10,712,625

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:a first conductive film;
a second conductive film including a region in contact with a top surface of the first conductive film, the second conductive film extending to a first direction in plan view;
a third conductive film including a region configured to function as a gate electrode, the third conductive film extending to the first direction in plan view;
a first insulating film over the first conductive film, the second conductive film, and the third conductive film;
a first semiconductor film over the first insulating film;
a second semiconductor film over and overlapping with the first semiconductor film;
a third semiconductor film including an impurity element imparting one conductivity type, the third semiconductor film being over and overlapping with the second semiconductor film;
a fourth conductive film configured to function as a source electrode or a drain electrode, the fourth conductive film being over and overlapping with the third semiconductor film;
a second insulating film over the fourth conductive film;
a fifth conductive film electrically connected to the fourth conductive film, the fifth conductive film being over the second insulating film; and
a liquid crystal over the fifth conductive film;
wherein the fifth conductive film includes a region overlapping with the first conductive film through the second insulating film,
wherein an alignment of the liquid crystal is configured to be controlled by an electric field between the fifth conductive film and the first conductive film,
wherein an edge line of the third semiconductor film is positioned outside an edge line of the fourth conductive film,
wherein an edge line of the second semiconductor film is positioned outside the edge line of the third semiconductor film,
wherein the second semiconductor film includes a first region not overlapping with the third conductive film and in contact with the third semiconductor film, and a second region not overlapping with the third conductive film and in contact with the second insulating film, and
wherein a thickness of the first region is larger than a thickness of the second region.

US Pat. No. 10,712,624

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ACTIVE MATRIX SUBSTRATE AND ACTIVE MATRIX SUBSTRATE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for producing an active matrix substrate, comprising the steps of:(A) forming in individual pixels a thin-film transistor element, a first insulating film, a pixel electrode to be connected to a drain electrode of the thin-film transistor element through a contact hole formed at least in the first insulating film, a second insulating film, and a common electrode to be superposed on the pixel electrode outside the contact hole, with the second insulating film in between;
(B) detecting a short-circuited pixel among the pixels;
(C) removing the pixel electrode inside the contact hole in the short-circuited pixel and thereby isolating the pixel electrode from the drain electrode; and
(D) forming a through hole that penetrates the second insulating film outside the contact hole in the short-circuited pixel, and connecting the pixel electrode and the common electrode to each other through the through hole, and
wherein the step (D) includes melt-connecting the pixel electrode and the common electrode while forming the through hole by laser beam irradiation.

US Pat. No. 10,712,623

DISPLAY PANEL

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A display panel comprising:two substrates;
pixel units arranged in rows and columns in a plate surface area of the two substrates and at least including first pixel units adjacent to each other and a second pixel unit that has a different color from the first pixel units and is configured to provide a brighter display than the first pixel units when the first pixel units and the second pixel unit are at a same gray level;
an inter-pixel light blocking portion disposed on at least one of the two substrates and separating the pixel units adjacent to each other;
a spacer overlapping the inter-pixel light blocking portion at a position adjacent to at least one of the first pixel units and disposed between the two substrates to keep a distance between the two substrates; and
a plurality of extended light blocking portions extending from the inter-pixel light blocking portion to inner sides of the first pixel units.

US Pat. No. 10,712,619

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:a first substrate having a short edge extending in a first direction, a long edge extending in a second direction, and a corner edge connecting the short edge and the long edge;
an organic passivation film having a planarization film and a first bank portion;
an inorganic passivation film covering the planarization film and the first bank portion;
an alignment film covering the inorganic passivation film;
a first transparent electrode between the planarization film and the inorganic passivation film in a display area; and
a second transparent electrode between the inorganic passivation film and the alignment film in the display area,
wherein
the first bank portion is separated from the planarization film by a groove portion, where the organic passivation film is removed,
the groove portion and the first bank portion surround the display area and are located outside of the display area,
the first bank portion has a first linear portion, a second linear portion, and a third linear portion,
the planarization film has a first edge facing to the first linear portion, a second edge facing to the second linear portion, and a third edge facing to the third linear portion,
the first linear portion and the first edge are parallel to the first short edge,
the second linear portion and the second edge are parallel to the first long edge,
the third linear portion is connected to the first linear portion and the second linear portion around the corner edge,
the third edge is connected to the first edge and the second edge around the corner edge,
the third linear portion is parallel to the third edge,
the third linear portion and the third edge extend in a third direction, which is a different direction from the first direction and the second direction,
the third linear portion has a first length in the third direction,
the third edge has a second length in the third direction, and
the second length is greater than the first length.

US Pat. No. 10,712,616

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE COMPRISING FIRST AND SECOND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANELS RESPECTIVELY HAVING FIRST AND SECOND LIQUID CRYSTAL RETARDATIONS AND A COLOR CONVERSION LAYER

A.U. Vista, Inc., Milpit...

1. A display cell structure, comprising:a first liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, comprising:
a first substrate and a second substrate spaced apart from each other, forming a first gap between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a color filter layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a first TFT layer disposed on the second substrate facing the first substrate;
a first polarizer layer disposed on the first substrate;
a second polarizer layer disposed on the second substrate; and
a first liquid crystal layer disposed in the first gap between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein liquid crystal molecules in the first liquid crystal layer have a first liquid crystal retardation;
a second LCD panel, comprising:
a third substrate and a fourth substrate spaced apart from each other, forming a second gap between the third substrate and the fourth substrate, wherein the third substrate is located between the second substrate of the first LCD panel and the fourth substrate, and the second substrate of the first LCD panel is located between the first substrate of the first LCD panel and the third substrate;
a color conversion layer disposed on the third substrate facing the fourth substrate;
a second TFT layer disposed on the fourth substrate facing the third substrate;
a third polarizer layer disposed on the color conversion layer facing the fourth substrate;
a fourth polarizer layer disposed on the fourth substrate; and
a second liquid crystal layer disposed in the second gap between the third substrate and the fourth substrate, wherein liquid crystal molecules in the second liquid crystal layer have a second liquid crystal retardation, and the second liquid crystal retardation is different from the first liquid crystal retardation.

US Pat. No. 10,712,615

DISPLAY SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHN...

1. A display substrate, comprising:a first photoluminescent layer which is in a first sub-pixel region and configured to emit light of a first color under excitation of light of a second color; and
a filter layer which is in a second sub-pixel region and configured to filter at least part of light of a different color other than the second color,
a second photoluminescent layer which is in a third sub-pixel region and is configured to emit light of a third color under excitation of the light of the second color,
wherein the second sub-pixel region is adjacent to both the first sub-pixel region and the third sub-pixel region.

US Pat. No. 10,712,612

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CO...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a rectangular display panel having one surface on which an image is displayed;
a substrate on which a plurality of light sources are mounted, the substrate facing another surface of the display panel which is opposite to the one surface;
a diffusion plate disposed between the display panel and the substrate;
a support member having an opening through which light from the plurality of light sources passes and configured to support a peripheral portion of the diffusion plate; and
a reflection member, wherein
the plurality of light sources include a first light source located near a first corner that is one of four corners of the display panel,
the reflection member is located at least in a region that is located in the vicinity of the first light source and that includes a position opposite to the first corner with respect to the first light source, and
the reflection member reflects light diffused by the diffusion plate toward the first corner of the display panel without reflecting light emitted from the first light source toward the diffusion plate.

US Pat. No. 10,712,604

DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method for manufacturing a display panel, characterized by comprising steps of:forming a black matrix on a first substrate;
disposing a sealant;
curing the sealant by irradiating from a side of the first substrate away from the sealant, wherein a thermochromic material keeps transparent before the completion of the curing; and
making the thermochromic material black by changing the thermochromic material's temperature,
wherein the step of forming a black matrix on a first substrate comprises: forming the black matrix in a non-display region with a black material and making a position corresponding to the sealant in the black matrix being blank; and
the step of disposing a sealant comprises: disposing a sealant containing the thermochromic material and disposing a sealant without the thermochromic material, wherein the sealant containing the thermochromic material is only disposed at the blank position, whereas the sealant without the thermochromic material is disposed at an edge position between the black matrix layer and a second substrate,
wherein an orthographic projection of the sealant containing the thermochromic material on the first substrate overlaps with an orthographic projection of the sealant without the thermochromic material in a plane parallel with the first substrate, whereas the orthographic projections of the sealants do not overlap with an orthographic projection of the black matrix on the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,712,601

DISPLAY DEVICE COMPRISING A MODULE CASE HAVING A THROUGH-HOLE AND AN OUTER CASE HAVING AN INTERNAL SPACE WITH A FIRST CLOSED PASSAGE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a light source unit;
an optical sheet spaced a preset distance apart from a front of the light unit;
a display panel spaced a preset distance apart from a front surface of the optical sheet;
a module case configured to form at least one of a first space between the display panel and the optical sheet, a second space between the optical sheet and the light source unit and a third space having a rear surface of the light source unit exposed thereto;
a through-hole formed in the module case and at least one of the first space, the second space and the third spaces; and
an outer case configured to form an internal space partitioned off from an external space and a first closed passage located in the internal space by the module case mounted in the outer case,
wherein a first passage is located in the first closed passage.

US Pat. No. 10,712,595

FULL SCREEN MODULE AND SMARTPHONE

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A full screen module, comprising:a display panel;
a driving chip being electrically connected to the display panel;
a first flexible circuit board being electrically connected to the driving chip;
a photoreceptor panel being configured on the display panel; and
a second flexible circuit board being electrically connected to the photoreceptor panel and the first flexible circuit board;
wherein the photoreceptor panel is configured to receive light signals, to transform the light signals into digital signals, and to transmit the digital signals to the driving chip;
the driving chip is configured to transform the digital signals into data signals, and to drive the display panel to display images;
wherein the display panel comprises a plurality of sub-pixels arranged in an array and the photoreceptor panel comprises a plurality of micro-lens units arranged in an array, such that the sub-pixels correspond, in a one-to-one manner, to the micro-lens units;
each of the plurality of sub-pixels comprises an emitting area and a non-emitting area, and one of the plurality of micro-lens units that corresponds to said each of the plurality of sub-pixels is arranged above the non-emitting area.

US Pat. No. 10,712,594

FLAT DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

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

1. A flat display panel, comprising:a first substrate, partitioned into a pixel region in a display area and a camera index light source hole region and an ambient light sensor hole region in a non-display area;
a thin film transistor on a surface of the first substrate in the pixel region, the thin film transistor having a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer, an active layer, and source/drain electrodes;
a first passivation film and a planarization film sequentially stacked on the surface of the first substrate, the first passivation film and the planarization film at least partially overlying the thin film transistor;
a second passivation film overlying the surface of the first substrate; and
a pixel electrode on the second passivation film in the pixel region, the pixel electrode electrically connected to the drain electrode via a contact hole which extends through the second passivation film, the planarization film, and the first passivation film above the drain electrode,
wherein at least one of the camera index light source hole region and the or the ambient light sensor hole region includes a cavity that extends through the gate insulating layer, the first passivation film, the planarization film, and the second passivation film.

US Pat. No. 10,712,591

ADHESIVE OPTICAL FILM TO CONVERT AN EYEGLASS LENS TO A PROGRESSIVE LENS

ADDON OPTICS LTD., Maale...

1. Apparatus comprising:an optically-corrective single-focal lens; and
a corrective optical film, a characteristic of the corrective optical film being different in different regions of the corrective optical film, the characteristic being selected from the group consisting of a thickness of the corrective optical film and a curvature of the corrective optical film, such that the corrective optical film is configured, upon being adhered to the single-focal lens, to change a focal length of the single-focal lens differently in different regions of the single-focal lens.

US Pat. No. 10,712,583

POLARIZATION CONTROL PANEL, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

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

1. A polarization control panel comprising:a first substrate and a second substrate opposite to each other;
a first electrode disposed on the first substrate and a second electrode disposed on the second substrate;
a lens layer disposed on the first electrode, the lens layer having a surface curved toward the second electrode, the curved surface being rubbed in a first direction;
an adhesive layer disposed on the second electrode, the adhesive layer being rubbed in a second direction, and the adhesive layer being longitudinally attached to an uppermost part of the lens layer; and
an optically anisotropic layer disposed between the adhesive layer and the lens layer,
wherein the optically anisotropic layer has a major-axis refractive index (ne) and a minor-axis refractive index (no),
wherein a refractive index of the lens layer is equal to the major-axis refractive index (ne) of the optically anisotropic layer when no voltages are applied to the first and second electrodes,
wherein a refractive index of the adhesive layer is about the same as the refractive index of the lens layer,
wherein the adhesive layer is provided on the entire surface of the second substrate opposite to the lens layer, and
wherein the curved surface of the lens layer is pressed and then partially contacts the adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,712,579

VORTEX LINEARIZATION OF MICRO-LED POLARIZATION

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A light emitting device, comprising:a substrate including a light emitting surface;
an epitaxial layer disposed on another surface of the substrate at an opposite side of the light emitting surface, at least a portion of the epitaxial layer shaped into a mesa structure protruding away from the light emitting surface;
an active layer disposed in the mesa structure to emit light having azimuthal polarization to the light emitting surface, at least a portion of the light from the active layer internally reflected at the mesa structure towards the light emitting surface; and
a vortex polarizer disposed on the light emitting surface at an opposite side of the epitaxial layer, the vortex polarizer to convert the light from the active layer to a converted light having linear polarization.

US Pat. No. 10,712,577

ELECTRONICALLY TUNABLE POLARIZING BEAM SPLITTER

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A tunable polarizing beam splitter, comprising:a plurality of optical components positioned in series to receive light, the plurality of optical components including:
a plurality of isotropic layers including an isotropic layer that has a refractive index n1; and
a plurality of liquid crystal (LC) birefringent layers interlaced with the isotropic layers, each LC birefringent layer including switchable LCs forming an adjustable fast axis configured to rotate direction of polarization of the light, the plurality of LC birefringent layers including an LC birefringent layer having the refractive index n1 for the adjustable fast axis and a refractive index n2 for an adjustable slow axis orthogonal to the adjustable fast axis, n1 being larger than n2, the plurality of optical components configured to transmit a first portion of the light as first light that is linearly polarized in a first direction and reflect a second portion of the light as second light that is linearly polarized in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,712,576

PUPIL STEERING HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A near-eye display system comprising:an image projector comprising:
an image source configured to display a computer-generated image at a first image plane; and
an optical projector configured to project the computer-generated image to form an image of the computer-generated image on an intermediate image plane;
a deflector located at the intermediate image plane, wherein the deflector is configurable based on a location of a pupil of a user's eye to deflect incident light from the image to a corresponding direction; and
a relay optical subsystem configured to relay the image deflected by the deflector to an exit pupil of the near-eye display system, wherein a location of the exit pupil is at least partially determined by the corresponding direction of the incident light deflected by the deflector and at least partially overlaps with the location of the pupil of the user's eye.

US Pat. No. 10,712,575

DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR SETTING VIEWPOINT AND SIGHTLINE IN A VIRTUAL THREE- DIMENSIONAL SPACE

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. A display control apparatus comprising: a head mounted display information acquisition block configured to acquire information indicative of a position of a head mounted display worn on a head of a user; an image generation block configured to render a virtual three-dimensional space, and configured to generate an image of the virtual three-dimensional space to be displayed on the head mounted display at a viewpoint position and a sightline direction; andan input device for controlling a location of a character in the virtual three-dimensional space,
wherein, when the position of the character is in a first area of the virtual three-dimensional space, the viewpoint position is fixed and the sightline direction is changed on a basis of an attitude of the head mounted display, and
wherein, when the position of the character is in a second area different than the first area of the virtual three-dimensional space, the viewpoint position is changed using the input device and the sightline direction is changed on the basis of the attitude of the head mounted display.

US Pat. No. 10,712,574

PERSONAL IMMERSIVE DEVICE

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

1. A personal immersive device, comprising:a display panel having an active area where first, second and third sub-pixels are disposed; and
a projection lens disposed on the display panel and having a first lens portion allocated for the first sub-pixel and a second lens portion allocated for the second sub-pixel,
wherein the first, second and third sub-pixels each include a first electrode, a second electrode, and an organic compound layer interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode and the first and second sub-pixels emitting a same color light, and
wherein a first distance between the first and second electrodes of the first sub-pixel is different from a second distance between the first and second electrodes of the second sub-pixel and a third distance between the first and second electrodes of the third sub-pixel is different from the first and second distances.

US Pat. No. 10,712,572

ANGLE SENSITIVE PIXEL ARRAY INCLUDING A LIQUID CRYSTAL LAYER

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A light field camera comprising:an angle sensitive pixel (ASP) array configured to capture one or more light field frames including intensity and angle information of light captured by the ASP array, the ASP array includes:
an array of pixels, and
a liquid crystal layer overlaying the array of pixels on a side of light entering the light field camera, the liquid crystal layer configured to:
receive the light that entered the light field camera, and
selectively propagate a portion of the received light toward the array of pixels based in part on (1) a plurality of different voltage levels applied to the liquid crystal layer and (2) a plurality of angles of incidence of the received light with the liquid crystal layer while applying the different voltage levels; and
a controller configured to:
control, during a time period, the plurality of different voltage levels applied to the liquid crystal layer, and
individually adjust, during the time period based on the plurality of different voltage levels, each liquid crystal cell of the liquid crystal layer to control amounts of light at the angles propagated through the liquid crystal layer and captured by the array of pixels as a plurality of light field frames, wherein the array of pixels captures the light field frames during the time period.

US Pat. No. 10,712,568

PROJECTION DEVICE FOR DATA EYEGLASSES, DATA EYEGLASSES, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A PROJECTION DEVICE FOR DATA EYEGLASSES

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A projection apparatus for data eyeglasses, comprising:at least one light source for emitting a light beam; and
at least one holographic element, disposed or disposable on an eyeglass lens of the data eyeglasses, for projecting an image onto a retina of a user of the data eyeglasses by at least one of deflecting the light beam onto an eye lens of the user, and focusing the light beam onto an eye lens of the user; and
at least one reflection element for reflecting the light beam onto the holographic element, wherein the reflection element includes a micromirror, which is disposed between the at least one light source and the at least one holographic element in a beam path of the light beam, and wherein the at least one reflection element reflects the light beam onto a surface, facing toward a user's eye, of the holographic element so that from the surface, the light beam strikes a retina of the user's eye approximately centeredly.

US Pat. No. 10,712,563

METHODS FOR NEAR-TO-EYE DISPLAYS EXPLOITING OPTICAL FOCUS AND DEPTH INFORMATION EXTRACTION

ESIGHT CORP., Ottawa (CA...

1. A method of augmenting a user's vision comprising:providing the user of a head mounted display system with an augmented image to the user comprising augmented image data which is established in dependence upon acquired image data relating to the user's field of view and processing the acquired image data to generate the augmented image data in dependence upon a depth parameter established by the head mounted display; wherein
the head mounted display system includes a fast camera for rapidly capturing a plurality of acquired images, each acquired image within the plurality of acquired images being defocused relative to the focal plane of a sensor within the camera by a different amount; and
the augmented image is generated in part by processing the plurality of acquired images to establish a presentation image with unlimited depth of field; wherein
processing the plurality of acquired images comprises:
generating for each acquired image of the plurality of acquired images a first modified image comprising only low frequency content of the acquired image;
generating for each acquired image a second modified image based upon subtracting the first modified image from the acquired image; and
composing the presentation image for presentation from the plurality of acquired images based upon selecting the content within them associated with those regions within the plurality of second images having a highest value.

US Pat. No. 10,712,561

INTERFERENCE MITIGATION VIA ADAPTIVE DEPTH IMAGING

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

13. A depth imaging device, comprising:an illumination source;
an optical sensor;
a storage machine holding instructions executable by a logic machine to:
periodically operate the illumination source to illuminate an operating environment for an illumination period;
periodically operate the optical sensor for a detection period to detect illumination reflected from one or more subjects within the operating environment;
generating a depth map of the one or more subjects based on the detected illumination;
recognize, via an evaluation of an input at the optical sensor, a source of interfering pulsed illumination based on invalidated pixels of the depth map, the recognized source of the interfering pulsed illumination controlled independently from the depth imaging device; and
vary a timing of a subsequent illumination period and a subsequent detection period based on the recognized source of the interfering pulsed illumination by introducing a random delay to the timing of the subsequent illumination period and the subsequent detection period.

US Pat. No. 10,712,560

HEAD-UP DISPLAY DEVICE FOR VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD OF HEAD-UP DISPLAY FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A head-up display device for a vehicle, comprising:a housing including a guide plate forming first and second surfaces thereof, the housing mounted on a dashboard of a vehicle;
a combiner device including a combiner for providing an image to a driver, and for moving vertically in opposed first and second directions relative to the housing;
a shutter device including a shutter disposed on an upper portion of the housing for opening and closing the combiner in a sliding manner; and
an operation device disposed in the housing for engaging a sliding movement of the shutter with a movement of the combiner device,
wherein the operation device comprises:
a motor disposed to a side of the housing for driving the operation device; and
a cam disposed on both first and second surfaces of the housing to interlock the combiner device with the shutter device by using the motor,
wherein the shutter device comprises:
a shutter tooth part disposed at a lower portion of the shutter to allow the shutter to slide;
a shutter gear engaged with the shutter tooth part to transmit rotation of the cam to the shutter; and
a shutter moving pin slidably protruding from both sides of the shutter and configured to slide along a shutter moving pin guide groove arranged in the guide plate, and
wherein the cam comprises a shutter moving pin trigger arranged in the cam for being engaged with the shutter moving pin, the shutter moving pin trigger adjusting a timing of sliding of the shutter to prevent interference of the vertical, or up and down, movement of the combiner and the sliding of the shutter that are engaged with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,712,554

FOCUSING DEVICE COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF SCATTERERS AND BEAM SCANNER AND SCOPE DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A focusing device comprising:a substrate;
a first thin lens provided at a first surface of the substrate and comprising a plurality of first scatterers; and
a second thin lens provided at a second surface of the substrate and comprising a plurality of second scatterers,
wherein the first and the second thin lenses are configured so that light incident to the focusing device obliquely to an optical axis of the focusing device can be focused in a focusing point on a focal plane.

US Pat. No. 10,712,553

ASSEMBLY FOR LIGHT SHEET MICROSCOPY

Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmb...

1. An arrangement for light sheet microscopy comprising:a sample vessel for receiving a sample that is located in a medium, the sample vessel being oriented with respect to a plane reference surface;
illumination optics with an illumination objective for illuminating the sample with a light sheet;
detection optics with a detection objective; and
a separating layer system with one or more layers of predetermined thickness and made of predetermined materials for spatially separating the medium in which the sample is found from the illumination objective and the detection objective;
wherein an optical axis of the illumination objective and the light sheet lies in a plane that forms a nonzero illumination angle ? with a normal of the reference surface;
wherein an optical axis of the detection objective forms a nonzero detection angle ? with the normal of the reference surface;
wherein, at least in a region which is accessible to the illumination objective and the detection objective for illumination and detection, the separating layer system contacts the medium with an interface that is oriented parallel to the reference surface; and
wherein the illumination angle ? and detection angle ? are predetermined based on numerical apertures NAD, NAB of the detection objective and of the illumination objective, respectively;
wherein the numerical aperture NAB of the illumination objective is less than the numerical aperture NAD of the detection objective, and the illumination angle ? is greater than the detection angle ?;
wherein the illumination optics, the detection optics, or both include corrective means for reducing aberrations arising as a result of the oblique passage of illumination light and/or the light to be detected through interfaces of the separating layer system;
wherein the separating layer system comprises:
a plate-shaped or sheet-shaped covering that covers the sample vessel, the plate-shaped or sheet-shaped covering comprising a predetermined material and having a predetermined thickness;
wherein a first surface of the plate-shaped or sheet-shaped covering is in contact with the medium at least in the region that is accessible to the illumination objective and detection objective for illumination and detection;
wherein a second surface of the covering is in contact with a gas or an immersion medium, as further component of the separating layer system, at least in the region that is accessible to the illumination objective and detection objective for illumination and detection;
wherein the predetermined material for the covering has a refractive index that differs by less than 5% from a refractive index of the medium in which the sample is located; and
wherein the illumination objective and the detection are arranged below the sample vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,712,551

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CLEANING A LENS

1. An apparatus for cleaning at least one lens, comprising:a plurality of cleaning devices, each of which has a housing that is separate from the housings of the other cleaning devices and each of which is loadable and operable independently, and
a common handling device for feeding the at least one lens selectively to one of the cleaning devices,
wherein the handling device has a gripping device for gripping the at least one lens or a carrier with the at least one lens and holding the at least one lens suspended in a selected one of the cleaning devices,
wherein the cleaning devices each have a separate port for receiving the at least one lens or the carrier with the at least one lens, and wherein each of the ports has a slit-shaped or collar-shaped opening, and
wherein the opening of the respective port is closable or coverable with at least one of the common handling device and the gripping device when the at least one lens is held in the respective cleaning device by the common handling device.

US Pat. No. 10,712,550

COLOCATING SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE WITH MICROMECHANICAL SCANNING SILICON MIRROR

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a micromechanical scanning silicon mirror, comprising:
a mirror section;
a first foot and a second foot;
a first flexure and a second flexure, the first flexure between the mirror section and the first foot, a distal end of the first flexure terminates at the first foot, the second flexure between the mirror section and the second foot, and a distal end of the second flexure terminates at the second foot;
a piezoresistive sensor configured to output a signal; and
sensor contacts, the sensor contacts electrically coupled to the piezoresistive sensor;
a signal processing device configured to receive the signal outputted by the piezoresistive sensor; and
wire bonds, the wire bonds directly connect the sensor contacts of the micromechanical scanning silicon mirror to the signal processing device as part of a signal path between the piezoresistive sensor and the signal processing device;
wherein the micromechanical scanning silicon mirror and the signal processing device are part of separate dies.

US Pat. No. 10,712,549

DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT LIGHT-SHEET MICROSCOPY

GATACA SYSTEMS, Vanves (...

1. A device comprising:an immersion chamber comprising an aperture and a bottom;
an injection system configured to inject a light beam and guide the light beam to the immersion chamber;
a guiding system configured to guide the light beam from the injection system and into the immersion chamber along an optical guide path;
a shaping system configured to shape the light beam originating from the injection system to give the light beam a shape that is elongated in one spatial dimension to create a light sheet in a sheet plane situated in the immersion chamber;
an objective having an observation plane situated in the immersion chamber and perpendicular to an optical axis of the objective, the objective comprising a distal end oriented towards the immersion chamber and a proximal end, the distal end of the objective being situated on a side of the bottom of the immersion chamber; and
a sample holder configured to hold a sample while immersing the sample in the immersion chamber through the aperture,
wherein the aperture of the immersion chamber, the sheet plane, and the distal end of the objective are aligned in this order, and
wherein the shaping system forms part of the guiding system, is situated along the optical guide path between the injection system and the immersion chamber, and is situated between a first plane perpendicular to the optical axis of the objective and passing through the aperture of the immersion chamber and a second plane perpendicular to the optical axis of the objective and situated beyond the distal end of the objective with respect to the first plane.

US Pat. No. 10,712,542

IMAGING LENS ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD...

1. An imaging lens assembly, comprising a plurality of lens elements, wherein at least one of the lens elements is a dual molded lens element, and the dual molded lens element comprises:a molded light transmitting portion comprising:
an effective optical section; and
a first annular surface located on a lens annular surface of the dual molded lens element, wherein the lens annular surface connects an object-side surface and an image-side surface of the dual molded lens element; and
a molded light absorbing portion located on at least one surface of the object-side surface and the image-side surface of the dual molded lens element, wherein a plastic material and a color of the molded light absorbing portion are different from a plastic material and a color of the molded light transmitting portion, and the molded light absorbing portion comprises:
an opening disposed correspondingly to the effective optical section; and
a second annular surface, which is located on the lens annular surface of the dual molded lens element and connected to the first annular surface, wherein a step surface of the second annular surface is formed by the first annular surface and the second annular surface, and the step surface is exposed to an air;
wherein the first annular surface is not overlapped with the second annular surface in a direction orthogonal to the first annular surface and the second annular surface by the step surface;
wherein a maximum outer diameter of the molded light transmitting portion is ?W, a maximum outer diameter of the molded light absorbing portion is ?B, and the following condition is satisfied:
?B>?W.

US Pat. No. 10,712,538

OPTICAL IMAGING LENS

Genius Electronic Optical...

1. An optical imaging lens, from an object side to an image side in order along an optical axis comprising: 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, the first lens element to the sixth lens element each having an object-side surface facing toward the object side and allowing imaging rays to pass through as well as an image-side surface facing toward the image side and allowing the imaging rays to pass through, wherein:the first lens element has negative refracting power;
the third lens element has negative refracting power;
an optical axis region of the image-side surface of the sixth lens element is concave;
wherein only the above-mentioned six lens elements of the optical imaging lens have refracting power;
wherein, TL is a distance from the object-side surface of the first lens element to the image-side surface of the sixth lens element along the optical axis, BFL is a distance from the image-side surface of the sixth lens element to an image plane along the optical axis, T3 is a thickness of the third lens element along the optical axis, T4 is a thickness of the fourth lens element along the optical axis, G12 is an air gap between the first lens element and the second lens element along the optical axis, G23 is an air gap between the second lens element and the third lens element along the optical axis, G34 is an air gap between the third lens element and the fourth lens element along the optical axis, G45 is an air gap between the fourth lens element and the fifth lens element along the optical axis, ?3 is an Abbe number of the third lens element, ?4 is an Abbe number of the fourth lens element, ?5 is an Abbe number of the fifth lens element, ?6 is an Abbe number of the sixth lens element, and the optical imaging lens satisfies the relationship: (G23+T3+G34+T4+G45)/G12?2.600, TL/BFL?4.400 and ?3+?4+?5+?6?150.000.

US Pat. No. 10,712,531

LENS STRUCTURE AND ASSEMBLY METHOD THEREOF

LUXVISIONS INNOVATION LIM...

1. A lens structure comprising:a lens barrel comprising at least two first locking structures; and
a lens disposed in the lens barrel from bottom to top and comprising at least two second locking structures, wherein the lens has a first upper surface, a first side surface, at least two protrusions, a second side surface, and a second upper surface, the first side surface is vertically connected to the first upper surface, each of the at least two protrusions has an inclined surface and a bottom surface, the inclined surface inclines downwardly from the first side surface to a side away from the first side surface, the second side surface is vertically connected between the bottom surface and the second upper surface, and the at least two protrusions and the second upper surface define the at least two second locking structures, the at least two first locking structures are respectively locked to the at least two second locking structures by rotating the lens, so that the lens is fixed to the lens barrel.

US Pat. No. 10,712,530

LENS DRIVING DEVICE, CAMERA MODULE AND OPTICAL APPARATUS

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

1. A lens driving device, comprising:a holder member;
a bobbin disposed in the holder member;
a first coil disposed on the bobbin;
a first magnet disposed on the holder member and facing the first coil;
a base spaced apart from the holder member;
a circuit board disposed on the base and comprising a second coil facing the first magnet;
an upper elastic member coupled to an upper portion of the bobbin and an upper portion of the holder member;
a lower elastic member coupled to a lower portion of the bobbin and a lower portion of the holder member;
a wire coupled to the upper elastic member and the circuit board; and
a damping member connecting the lower elastic member and the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,712,527

IMAGING LENS MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD...

1. An imaging lens module, comprising:a plastic barrel, comprising:
an outer object-end surface being a surface of the plastic barrel facing an imaged object, and the outer object-end surface surrounding an object-end opening;
an outer image-end surface being a surface of the plastic barrel facing an image surface, and the outer image-end surface surrounding an image-end opening;
an inner tube surface connecting with the outer object-end surface and the outer image-end surface and facing an optical axis of the imaging lens module, wherein the inner tube surface comprises a plurality of parallel inner surfaces, a plurality of stripe structures are disposed on and protruded from at least one of the parallel inner surfaces, and the stripe structures are regularly arranged along a circumferential direction of the at least one of the parallel inner surfaces;
an optical lens assembly comprising a plurality of optical elements disposed in the plastic barrel and arranged along the optical axis, wherein an outer annular surface of at least one of the optical elements is disposed correspondingly to the stripe structures; and
a glue material applied among the outer annular surface and the stripe structures;
wherein the image-end opening is larger than the object-end opening;
wherein the outer image-end surface is closer to the at least one of the optical elements disposed correspondingly to the stripe structures than the outer object-end surface is to the at least one of the optical elements disposed correspondingly to the stripe structures.

US Pat. No. 10,712,526

OPTICAL MOUNT WITH TILT ADJUSTMENT

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. An optical device mount comprising:a frame;
a pair of overlapping plates, at least one of which is configured to receive an optic;
a first flexure directly connected to the frame and a first plate of the pair of plates; and
a second flexure directly connected to the first plate, and a second plate of the pair of plates;
wherein the frame, the flexures, and the plates are all parts of a single unitary continuous monolithic piece of material;
wherein the frame is between and at least partially overlapped by the plates; and
wherein the flexures are thinner than the mounting plates.

US Pat. No. 10,712,525

PACKAGING MEMS IN FLUIDIC ENVIRONMENTS

1. A optical micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) package, comprising:a MEMS die mounting surface;
an optical MEMS device disposed on the mounting surface, and including a lens having a lens index of refraction; and
an incompressible dielectric fluid contained within the package and surrounding at least a portion of the optical MEMS device, wherein the incompressible dielectric fluid has a viscosity that provides critical or over mechanical damping to the optical MEMS device and reduces oscillation of the optical MEMS device, and the incompressible dielectric fluid has an index of refraction that is matched with the lens index of refraction.

US Pat. No. 10,712,522

FLOODING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING BIO-BASED FLUIDS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A cable comprising:(A) at least one wire; and
(B) a flooding composition comprising in weight percent (wt %) based on the weight of the composition:
(1) from 10 wt % to 30 wt % of a first component comprising a polyolefin elastomer consisting of only ?-olefin residues and having a melting point of at least 50° C.; and
(2) a second component consisting of
(i) from 70 wt % to 90 wt % vegetable oil, or
(ii) 70 wt % of a blend of vegetable oil and a polyalpha-olefin oil (PAO oil) consisting only of one or more alpha-olefins, the PAO oil is a liquid at 22° C.; and
(3) 0.01-1 wt % optional additive;
the flooding composition having a drop point of at least 90° C. as determined according to ASTM D127.

US Pat. No. 10,712,520

PHOTOELECTRIC COMPOSITE CABLE

ZHONGTIAN POWER OPTICAL C...

1. A photoelectric composite cable comprising:a carbon coated fiber and hydrogen scavenger gel in a fiber in metal tube (FIMT), an excess length of the carbon coated fiber is reserved in the FIMT by a tension method or a deformation method;
a conductor layer formed by continuous laser welding of copper strips cylindrically covering an outer surface of the FIMT, a wall thickness of the conductor layer is less than or equal to 0.15 mm;
an insulating layer covering an outer surface of the conductor layer opposite to the FIMT; and
an external steel tube cylindrically covering an outer surface of the insulating layer opposite to the conductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,712,519

HIGH FIBER COUNT PRE-TERMINATED OPTICAL DISTRIBUTION ASSEMBLY

1. An optical fiber cable, comprising:a main distribution cable including a plurality of optical fibers surrounded by a cable jacket;
at least two furcation legs into which the plurality of optical fibers are divided, the at least two furcation legs transitioning from the main distribution cable and each of the at least two furcation legs extending from the distribution cable along a longitudinal axis;
a furcation plug located at a transition point between the main distribution cable and the at least two furcation legs, the furcation plug surrounding at least a portion of the main distribution cable and each of the at least two furcation legs; and
an optical connector for each of the at least two furcation legs, each connector including optical fibers that are spliced at a splice location to the optical fibers of the connector's respective furcation leg;
wherein, for each of the at least two furcation legs, the splice location is closer to the connector than to the furcation plug as measured in a direction along the longitudinal axis of each furcation leg.

US Pat. No. 10,712,518

FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE WITH LOCKABLE INTERNAL CABLE SPOOL

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A fiber optic enclosure assembly comprising:a housing having an interior;
a cable storage spool positioned within the interior of the housing, the cable storage spool being rotatable about an axis relative to the housing;
a fiber optic cable wound around the cable storage spool, the fiber optic cable having a connectorized first end and a connectorized second end, wherein the cable storage spool rotates about the axis relative to the housing to allow the fiber optic cable to be paid out from the cable storage spool as the second end of the fiber optic cable is pulled away from the housing; and
a fiber optic adapter receiving the first end of the fiber optic cable, the fiber optic adapter being rotatable with the cable storage spool about the axis as the fiber optic cable is paid out from the cable storage spool, the fiber optic adapter being configured to couple the first end of the fiber optic cable to a connectorized end of an optical fiber of a subscriber cable;
the fiber optic enclosure assembly having a locked configuration in which the cable storage spool is prevented from rotating relative to the housing and an unlocked configuration in which the cable storage spool is allowed to rotate relative to the housing, wherein the fiber optic enclosure assembly is configured to be set in the locked configuration independent of a position of the fiber optic adapter relative to the cable storage spool and independent of an amount of the fiber optic cable remaining on the cable storage spool.

US Pat. No. 10,712,515

CAPACITIVE-LOADED JUMPER CABLES, SHUNT CAPACITANCE UNITS AND RELATED METHODS FOR ENHANCED POWER DELIVERY TO REMOTE RADIO HEADS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A cellular base station power supply system comprising:a power supply; and
a power cabling connection, wherein the power cabling connection includes a power supply conductor, a return conductor, and a shunt capacitance unit coupled between the power supply conductor and the return conductor,
wherein the power supply is configured to supply first and second power signals to the power cabling connection, wherein the first power signal is a direct current (DC) power signal configured to supply power to a remote radio head that is mounted remotely from the power supply and coupled to a remote end of the power cabling connection, wherein the second power signal is an alternating current (AC) power signal configured to pass through the shunt capacitance unit, and wherein the power supply is configured to receive the AC power signal that passes through the shunt capacitance unit and measure at least one of a voltage level and a current level of the received AC power signal.

US Pat. No. 10,712,512

FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES WITH CABLE BOOT RELEASE

Senko Advanced Components...

1. A fiber optic connector comprising:a push-pull clip,
said push-pull clip configured to actuate a connection device;
a housing comprising at least one ferrule and a back body;
a cable boot is secured to said push-pull clip;
and wherein said cable boot is configured to move longitudinally with respect to said back body; thereby, releasing said fiber optic connector from an adapter.