US Pat. No. 10,483,764

IRRADIANCE BASED SOLAR PANEL POWER POINT TRACKING

Worcester Polytechnic Ins...

1. A method of regulating an operating voltage of a solar panel inverter, comprising:receiving camera readings indicative of incident light on a solar panel;
computing, based on the received readings, an operating voltage corresponding to a maximum power generation capability of the solar panel;
receiving, at an inverter connected to the solar panel, output power from the solar panel; and
directing the inverter to regulate an output power based on the received operating voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,483,760

ENERGY STORAGE PEAK SHAVING OF ELECTRICAL POWER FOR FACILITIES

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A method of shaving peak power consumption by a facility, the method comprising:determining a target peak demand setpoint for the facility, wherein the target peak demand setpoint is determined for a billing cycle;
measuring power consumed by the facility;
causing an electrical storage system (ESS) to be charged with power from a utility when the measured power consumption is below the target peak demand setpoint;
causing the ESS to discharge and provide power to the facility while the facility simultaneously receives power from the utility when the measured power consumption is above the target peak demand setpoint; and
dynamically updating, during the billing cycle, the target peak demand setpoint based on one or more changed conditions;
wherein the target peak demand setpoint is determined initially by (i) determining a first optimal target peak demand setpoint using first demand load data from a time period immediately prior to a current billing cycle, (ii) determining a second optimal target peak demand setpoint using second demand load data from a billing cycle from a historical time period, and (iii) weighting the first and second optimal target peak demand setpoints; and
wherein each of the first and second optimal target peak demand setpoints is determined using a process that (i) determines an initial target peak demand setpoint value by filtering out selected time segments and a nominal load from at least one of the first and second demand load data, (ii) iteratively modifies the initial target peak demand setpoint value according to one or more efficiency characteristics of the ESS until the modified target peak demand setpoint value is not economically feasible in view of the one or more efficiency characteristics of the ESS and one or more utility rates associated with the utility, and (iii) uses a last economically feasible target peak demand setpoint value among prior iterations as the first or second optimal target peak demand setpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,483,756

OVERCURRENT PROTECTION CIRCUIT

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. An overcurrent protection circuit that is applied to an electronic circuit including at least one series circuit of an upper switching element and a lower switching element, the overcurrent protection circuit comprising:an amplification circuit configured to amplify an inter-terminal voltage of a shunt resistor for through-current detection;
an offset application circuit connected to an input terminal of the amplification circuit to allow the amplification circuit to provide an output with a predetermined offset voltage additionally applied thereto;
a comparison circuit for through-current sensing that compares an output voltage from the amplification circuit with a predetermined first reference voltage higher than the offset voltage to output a through-current sensing signal when the output voltage from the amplification circuit is higher than the first reference voltage, the through-current sensing signal being a first output;
a duration measurement circuit configured to measure a duration for which a through-current sensing signal is output from the comparison circuit for through-current sensing; and
an amplification circuit failure determination circuit that compares the output voltage from the amplification circuit with a predetermined second reference voltage that is higher than zero and lower than the offset voltage to output an amplification circuit failure determination signal corresponding to a result of the comparison, the amplification circuit failure determination signal being a second output,
wherein the first output and the second output have different voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,483,754

FAULT DETECTION AND LOCATION IN NESTED MICROGRIDS

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A microgrid comprising:a plurality of switching devices;
a plurality of distribution line segments, each distribution line segment coupled to at least one switching device of the plurality of switching devices;
a plurality of measuring devices, each measuring device corresponding to one of the plurality of switching devices; and
at least one distributed energy resource (DER) coupled to one of the plurality of distribution line segments;
a network controller configured to:
receive measurements from the plurality of measurement devices,
determine a fault is occurring within the microgrid using the measurements,
assign a topology classification to each of the plurality of distribution line segments based on whether a load or a DER is coupled to the distribution line segment following the determining a fault is occurring,
assign a proximity classification to said each of the plurality of distribution line segments based on whether a fault current may flow through the distribution line segment in one direction or two directions following the determining a fault is occurring,
determine fault location using the topology classification and the proximity classification, and
isolate the fault by transmitting open commands at least one of the plurality of switching devices closest to the fault.

US Pat. No. 10,483,746

COVER AND PROCESS TO COVER A SECTION OF AT LEAST ONE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTOR

GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSIO...

1. A cover for at least one electrical conductor,with at least two cover parts made of an electrically insulating material,
wherein a first cover part and a second cover part have at least one passage opening, each to guide through one of the electrical conductors that are present,
wherein no location on the periphery has a gap opening between a bordering wall of the respective passage opening and an outside surface of the respective electrical conductor that is guided through whose dimension is greater than a specified cross sectional profile,
wherein the cover has at least one connection location at which two of the cover parts that are present are detachably connected with one another in a force-fit and/or positive-fit manner without using separate connection elements,
and wherein the cover completely surrounds a section of the at least one conductor when the connection is made between the cover parts; and
wherein the cover has a third cover part having a tubular shape, the third cover part being connected at a first connection location with the first cover part and at a second connection location with the second cover part, the third cover part being elastically deformable and the first cover part and the second cover part are rigid.

US Pat. No. 10,483,738

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX AND WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. An electrical connection box, comprising:a substrate assembly that has a substrate on which an electronic component is provided and a conductive member extended from the substrate, the substrate and the conductive member being assembled to each other; and
a housing comprising a housing space portion that is internally formed to house the substrate assembly, and:
an insertion hole that communicates internally and externally with the housing space portion to receive the conductive member along an insertion direction,
a first flexible rib that is extended along the insertion direction, elastically deformable along first and second deforming directions that are opposite to each other and cross the insertion direction, and restricts movement of the substrate assembly towards the first deforming direction,
a second flexible rib that is extended along the insertion direction, elastically deformable along the first and second deforming directions, and restricts movement of the substrate assembly towards the second deforming direction, and
a boss portion that is extended along the insertion direction and restricts movement of the substrate assembly along both the first and second deforming directions.

US Pat. No. 10,483,736

MODULAR PUSH SWITCH MECHANISM

1. A switch device comprising:a device housing configured to be installed in an outlet box, the device housing including front portion and a back body portion;
a switch assembly disposed in the device housing, the switch assembly including a switch actuator having a user-accessible surface and coupled to the front portion, the user accessible surface including an indicator element disposed therein, the switch actuator also including an interior channel optically coupled to the indicator element, wherein the switch actuator includes a light transmitting element having a first optical port and a second optical port, the first port being coupled to the indicator element and the second port being coupled to the interior channel, and wherein the first optical port is substantially aligned with a predetermined axis of the device housing and the second optical port is substantially offset from the predetermined axis; and
a modular lighting assembly removably coupled to the back body portion at a fixed position so that a light emitting portion of the modular lighting assembly is disposed within the interior channel and optically coupled to the indicator element.

US Pat. No. 10,483,713

LASER APPARATUS AND MEASUREMENT UNIT

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A measurement unit comprising:a measuring device configured to measure a second delay time, the second delay time being a time period from an oscillation start timing at which a first delay time elapses to a timing at which a wavelength of laser light, outputted on a basis of a supplied current by a quantum cascade laser at the oscillation start timing, is equal to a predetermined wavelength, the measuring device including:
a chamber disposed in an optical path of the laser light, the chamber containing a CO2 gas, the chamber configuring a CO2 amplifier;
a photosensor disposed in the optical path of the laser light, the photosensor being configured to output a sensor signal; and
a waveform measuring device configured to measure a waveform of the sensor signal, the sensor signal corresponding to an intensity of the laser light outputted from the CO2 amplifier that is in a state where the CO2 gas is unexcited; and
a measurement controller configured to control, on a basis of a plurality of oscillation parameters, oscillation of the quantum cascade laser, the measurement controller being configured to vary the second delay time to output specific oscillation information, the oscillation parameters including the first delay time, a current waveform of the supplied current, and a device temperature of the quantum cascade laser, the second delay time being varied by varying one or more of the oscillation parameters excluding the first delay time, the specific oscillation information being information on the oscillation parameters that are at a timing at which the second delay time reaches a predetermined time.

US Pat. No. 10,483,706

SOLENOID COIL WITH REPLACEABLE STATUS INDICATOR LIGHT

AUTOMATIC SWITCH COMPANY,...

1. A solenoid coil assembly, comprising:a solenoid coil operable to actuate a valve connected to the solenoid coil;
a light source affixed adjacent to the solenoid coil; and
an electrical splitter adapter disposed between the solenoid coil and the light source, the electrical splitter adapter having electrical contacts that connect the solenoid coil in electrical parallel to the light source;
wherein the electrical splitter adapter is configured to be connected to an AC power source and to provide power from the AC power source to both the solenoid coil and the light source; and
further comprising a rectifier disposed between the electrical splitter adapter and the light source, the rectifier being operable to convert AC power from the AC power source to DC power.

US Pat. No. 10,483,698

CONNECTOR FOR CONNECTING ANTENNA AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a wireless communication circuit configured to receive wireless communication data; and
a universal serial bus (USB) type-C connector including:
a housing forming an outer surface of the connector,
an opening formed in at least a portion of the outer surface to allow a header-type external connector to be coupled to the connector in a forward direction or a reverse direction, and
a board disposed inside the opening, the board having a first surface on which a plurality of first pins corresponding to the forward direction are arranged and a second surface on which a plurality of second pins corresponding to the reverse direction are arranged,
wherein the plurality of first pins include one or more first ground pins and one or more first signal pins,
wherein the plurality of second pins include one or more second ground pins and one or more second signal pins,
wherein the one or more first signal pins include at least one first signal pin selectively connectable with the wireless communication circuit and a designated function circuit, and
wherein the one or more second signal pins include at least one second signal pin corresponding to the reverse direction of the at least one first signal pin, the at least one second signal pin selectively connectable with the designated function circuit and the wireless communication circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,697

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING TRANSFORMER WITH WINDING WIRES OF DIFFERENT DIAMETERS

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing; and
an inserting module positioned in the insulative housing and including a transformer, the transformer comprising:
a toroidal magnetic core having a central opening; and
a first and second wire groups each including plural wires, each wire having a central portion, a first end, and an opposite second end, the central portions of each wire group wound around the magnetic core through the central opening; wherein
the first and second wire groups joint to function as a primary winding and a secondary winding of the transformer, and a wire diameter of each of the plural wires of the secondary winding is greater than a wire diameter of each of the plural wires of the primary winding.

US Pat. No. 10,483,687

TOLERANCE ABSORBING STRUCTURE OF POWER SUPPLY DISTRIBUTION BOX AND VEHICLE CIRCUIT BODY

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A tolerance absorbing structure of a power supply distribution box, comprising:a conductor connection member to which one end part of a flat distribution member is connected and fixed;
a storage case that includes a connection opening member into which the conductor connection member is inserted, and fixed to a vehicle body;
an elastic support member that supports the conductor connection member movably in a three-dimensional direction with respect to the connection opening member; and
a flexible conductor that connects a substrate connection part of a circuit conductor stored in the storage case and the conductor connection member with an extra length.

US Pat. No. 10,483,673

INTERPOSER DEVICE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An interposer for connecting a module to an M.2 printed circuit board (PCB) socket comprising:an M.2 connector to couple the interposer to the M.2 PCB socket, the M.2 connector formed to mate with the M.2 PCB socket and associated with a first M.2 keying; and
an interposer socket to couple the interposer to the module, the interposer socket associated with a different keying relative to the M.2 PCB socket, the module comprising a module connector to mate with the interposer socket,
wherein the interposer is dimensioned such that the length of the interposer plus the length of the module is equal to a distance between the M.2 PCB socket and a mounting hole defined in PCB to which the M.2 PCB socket is coupled.

US Pat. No. 10,483,659

GROUNDING CLIP FOR BONDED VANES

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A grounding clip for an organic matrix composite guide vane with a metallic sheath comprising:the organic matrix composite guide vane comprising a body having a leading edge and a trailing edge opposite the leading edge and a root end extending between said leading end edge and said trailing edge;
the metallic sheath attached proximate said leading edge and extending to said root end;
a metallic attachment fitting having a receiver configured to receive said root end of said organic matrix composite guide vane for coupling said organic matrix composite guide vane to said metallic attachment fitting; and
the grounding clip coupled to said sheath proximate said root end; wherein said grounding clip is electrically connected to said metallic attachment fitting and said metallic sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,483,609

DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDE HAVING A CORE AND CLADDING FORMED IN A FLEXIBLE MULTI-LAYER SUBSTRATE

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A system comprising:a multilayer substrate having at least a core layer having a first dielectric constant value, a top layer adjacent the core layer and a bottom layer opposite adjacent the core layer, wherein the top layer and the bottom layer have a dielectric constant value that is lower than the first dielectric constant value;
a dielectric waveguide (DWG) formed within the multilayer substrate, wherein the dielectric waveguide comprises:
a longitudinal dielectric core member formed in the core layer having two adjacent longitudinal sides each separated from the core layer by a corresponding slot portion formed in the core layer, such that the dielectric core member has the first dielectric constant value; and
a cladding surrounding the dielectric core member formed by the top layer and the bottom layer infilling the corresponding slot portions of the core layer, wherein the cladding has a dielectric constant value that is lower than the first dielectric constant value.

US Pat. No. 10,483,608

RF DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDE DUPLEXER FILTER MODULE

CTS Corporation, Lisle, ...

2. An RF dielectric waveguide duplexer filter module for the transmission of Tx and Rx RF signals comprising:an antenna block of dielectric material including an antenna input/output, the antenna block including a plurality of exterior surfaces covered with a layer of conductive material and first and second antenna Tx and Rx signal transmission regions on one of the exterior surfaces defining a direct coupling path for the transmission of the Tx and Rx RF signals;
a Tx RF signal waveguide filter including:
stacked Tx blocks of dielectric material including exterior surfaces covered with a layer of conductive material and defining a plurality of resonators;
a plurality of Tx RF signal transmission regions defined between the stacked Tx blocks defining a direct coupling path for the transmission of the Tx RF signal between the stacked Tx blocks;
a third antenna Tx RF signal transmission region defined on one end exterior surface of one of the Tx blocks defining a direct coupling path for the transmission of the Tx RF signal from the one of the Tx blocks into the antenna block; and
a Tx RF signal input/output defined on one of the Tx blocks;
an RF Rx signal waveguide filter including:
stacked Rx blocks of dielectric material including exterior surfaces covered with a layer of conductive material and defining a plurality of resonators;
a plurality of Rx RF signal transmission regions defined between the Rx blocks defining a direct coupling path for the transmission of the Rx RF signal between the stacked Rx blocks;
a fourth antenna Rx RF signal transmission region defined on one end exterior surface of one of the Rx blocks defining a direct coupling path for the transmission of the Rx RF signal from the antenna block into the one of the Rx blocks;
an Rx RF signal input/output defined on one of the Rx blocks; and
the Tx and Rx RF signal waveguide filters being attached in side-by-side relationship and the antenna block being attached to the Tx and Rx blocks of the respective Tx and Rx signal waveguide filters in a side-by-side relationship along the end of the Tx and Rx signal blocks with the respective antenna Tx and Rx signal transmission regions.

US Pat. No. 10,483,585

ION-CONDUCTING GLASS CERAMIC HAVING GARNET-LIKE CRYSTAL STRUCTURE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A lithium-ion conducting glass ceramic comprising a garnet-like main crystal phase having an amorphous proportion of at least 5 wt.-%, wherein said garnet-like main crystal phase has the chemical formula:Li7+x?yMxIIM3?xIIIM2?yIVMyVO12,
wherein MII is a bivalent cation, MIII a trivalent cation, MIv a tetravalent cation, and MV a pentavalent cation.

US Pat. No. 10,483,584

FUEL CELL DEVICE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A fuel cell device comprising:a cell stack including a plurality of unit cells that are stacked;
a case including a cover portion that covers one of side surfaces of the cell stack, the side surfaces of the cell stack extending along a stacking direction along which the plurality of unit cells are stacked;
an end plate connected to one end portion of the cover portion in the stacking direction and disposed on an outer side of the cell stack in the stacking direction; and
a fastening member that extends in parallel with the stacking direction on an opposite side of the cell stack from the cover portion, that includes one end portion in the stacking direction connected to the end plate and another end portion in the stacking direction connected to the case, and that fastens the cell stack, the end plate, and the case to each other and compresses the cell stack, the end plate, and the case in the stacking direction, wherein
a thermal expansion coefficient of the cover portion is larger than a thermal expansion coefficient of the fastening member, and
a rigidity of the fastening member is lower than a rigidity of the cover portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,567

MECHANICAL ENERGY STORAGE IN FLOW BATTERIES TO ENHANCE ENERGY STORAGE

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A hybrid flow redox battery system comprising an electrochemical cell, an anolyte tank, a catholyte tank, one or more tank separators, a plurality of electrolyte pathways, one or more turbines, and one or more power generation circuits, wherein:the electrochemical cell comprises an ion-exchange membrane positioned between and electrochemically engaged with an anode and a cathode;
at least one of the one or more power generation circuits is electrically coupled to the anode and the cathode;
the anolyte tank includes an upper anolyte opening and a lower anolyte opening positioned below the upper anolyte opening;
the catholyte tank includes an upper catholyte opening and a lower catholyte opening positioned below the upper catholyte opening;
one or more of the plurality of electrolyte pathways extend between the upper anolyte opening and the anode and extend between the lower anolyte opening and the anode to fluidly couple the anolyte tank to the anode;
one or more of the plurality of electrolyte pathways extend between the upper catholyte opening and the cathode and extend between the lower catholyte opening and the cathode to fluidly couple the catholyte tank to the cathode;
the one or more turbines are fluidly coupled to one or more of the plurality of electrolyte pathways;
the one or more tank separators are positioned within one or both of the anolyte tank and the catholyte tank; and
the one or more tank separators are translatable in a downward direction to induce electrolyte flow from one or both of the lower anolyte opening and the lower catholyte opening through the one or more turbines to hydroelectrically generate power.

US Pat. No. 10,483,553

FUEL CELL INCLUDING A CARRIER-METAL NANOPARTICLE COMPLEX AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

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

1. A fuel cell comprising:a cathode;
an anode; and
an electrolyte membrane provided between the cathode and the anode,
wherein at least one of the cathode and the anode includes a carrier-metal nanoparticle complex comprising metal nanoparticles including two or more bowl-type particles including a first metal and a second metal on a carrier,
wherein:
the bowl-type particles are hollow, and comprise a non-continuous shell with a region in the shell from 30% to 80% of the entire shell where the shell is not formed, wherein the shell comprises:
a) a layer comprising the first metal and the second metal, wherein the the first metal and the second metal are uniformly or non-uniformly mixed; or
b) a first layer comprising the first metal and a second layer comprising the second metal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,532

BINDER-FREE AND CARBON-FREE NANOPARTICLE CONTAINING COMPONENT, METHODS AND APPLICATIONS

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Itha...

1. An electrochemical apparatus comprising:a component comprising:
a substrate; and
a hollow core morphology transition metal based nanoparticle material layer located over the substrate and absent a binder material, absent a polymeric material, and absent a carbon material, wherein the hollow core morphology transition metal based nanoparticle material layer is first formed upon the substrate as a solid core morphology transition metal based nanoparticle material layer using an electrophoretic deposition method, and wherein the solid core morphology transition metal based nanoparticle material layer adhered upon the substrate is treated to provide the hollow core morphology transition metal based nanoparticle material layer;
wherein the electrochemical apparatus is selected from the group consisting of a battery, a fuel cell, a capacitor and a catalytic reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,483,530

CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL AND FLUORIDE ION BATTERY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A cathode active material used in a fluoride ion battery, the cathode active material comprising:a Ce element, a S element, and a F element; and
a composition represented by CeSF.

US Pat. No. 10,483,520

BATTERY CELL COMPRISING A FIRST TERMINAL ARRANGED INSIDE A SECOND TERMINAL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A battery cell (10) having a first terminal (1) which is electrically conductively connected to a first electrode and a second terminal (2) which is electrically conductively connected to a second electrode, wherein the first terminal (1) is arranged within the second terminal (2), wherein the first terminal (1) comprises a first screw thread (1a) and the second terminal (2) comprises a second screw thread (2a), wherein the second screw thread is positioned around the first screw thread.

US Pat. No. 10,483,511

METHOD FOR INSULATING A BATTERY MODULE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for insulating a battery module (100) which has a multiplicity of battery cells (10), having at least one foldable insulation element (20), the method comprising at least the following steps:a) forming from the insulation element (20) a first receptacle pocket (21) for receiving at least one battery cell (10),
b) closing the first receptacle pocket (21) by means of attachment sections (22) which are arranged laterally on the insulation element (20), as a result of which the battery cell (10) is surrounded at least on five sides by the insulation element (20), as a result of which the individual battery cell (10) is insulated with respect to an adjacent battery cell (10),
c) forming from the insulation element a second receptacle pocket for receiving the adjacent battery cell, the second receptacle pocket formed from the same insulation element as the first receptacle pocket, the second receptacle pocket formed adjacent to and seamlessly connected to the first receptacle pocket via the insulation element, and
d) closing the second receptacle pocket (21) by means of second attachment sections (22) which are arranged laterally on the insulation element (20) such that the adjacent battery cell (10) is surrounded at least on five sides by the insulation element (20) and is insulated with respect to an adjacent battery cell (10).

US Pat. No. 10,483,507

INSULATING OF ADJACENT LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES BY COMPLETE OVERMOULDING/POURING OF CONTAINERS IN A DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A cell module for lithium ion batteries, comprising:at least two lithium ion cells;
a cell module housing having at least one side wall;
at least one electrical insulation disposed between the cells, the insulation configured in one piece with the cell module housing; and
operating electronics contained in one or more of the insulation and the cell module housing.

US Pat. No. 10,483,504

SEALED BATTERY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A sealed battery comprising:a power generation element;
a case member having a bottomed cylindrical shape, in which the power generation element is housed;
a lid member that closes an opening of the case member and is provided with a through hole;
a collector terminal member having one end connected with the power generation element inside the case member, and the other end that is arranged in the through hole and extended outside the lid member; and
an insulating member arranged between the lid member and the collector terminal member, wherein
the other end of the collector terminal member includes a connecting portion having a columnar shape, that goes through the through hole, and a flange portion that is arranged so as to be approximately parallel with the lid member,
the insulating member includes a cylindrical portion that is positioned between the through hole and the connecting portion and surrounds the connecting portion, and a flat plate portion that is positioned between the lid member and the flange portion, the cylindrical portion and the flat plate portion being integral with the insulating member,
the flat plate portion has a first projecting portion projecting towards the lid member, and a second projecting portion projecting towards the flange portion, the first projecting portion and the second projecting portion being integral with the insulating member,
in a sectional view taken along a virtual plane including a central axis of the connecting portion,
the first projecting portion is provided at a position where a first side of the first projecting portion is linearly symmetrical with a second side of the first projecting portion, opposite from the first side, with respect to the central axis,
the second projecting portion is provided at a position where a first side of the second projecting portion is linearly symmetrical with a second side of the second projecting portion, opposite from the first side, with respect to the central axis,
a peak of the first projecting portion is provided at a position closer to the central axis than a peak position of the second projecting portion
the first projecting portion is provided into a ring shape centering about the central axis,
the second projecting portion is provided into a ring shape centering about the central axis, and
the first projecting portion is in contact with a surface of the lid member and the second projecting portion is in contact with a surface of the collector terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,470

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE AND NOVEL COMPOUND

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

1. A compound represented by the following formula (1) or (2):
wherein in the formulas (1) and (2),
one or more pairs of adjacent two or more of R1 to R7 and R10 to R16 may form a substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated ring;
R17, and R1 to R7 and R10 to R16 that do not form the substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated ring are independently a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group including 6 to 20 ring carbon atoms or a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent heterocyclic group including 5 to 20 ring atoms;
two R17s may be the same or different; and
Ar1 to Ar4 are independently a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group including 6 to 20 ring carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,483,456

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a substrate;
a reference magnetic pattern disposed on the substrate, and including a first pinned pattern, a second pinned pattern, and an exchange coupling pattern;
an intervening pattern disposed on the reference magnetic pattern;
a polarization enhancement magnetic pattern disposed on the intervening pattern;
a tunnel barrier pattern disposed on the polarization enhancement magnetic pattern; and
a free magnetic pattern disposed on the tunnel barrier pattern,
wherein the exchange coupling pattern is disposed on the second pinned pattern,
the first pinned pattern is disposed on the exchange coupling pattern,
the first pinned pattern includes first ferromagnetic patterns and first non-magnetic patterns that are alternately stacked,
the first ferromagnetic patterns includes cobalt (Co),
the first non-magnetic patterns includes iridium (Ir), and
the second pinned pattern includes cobalt-platinum (CoPt) and/or CoPt alloy.

US Pat. No. 10,483,452

PIEZOELECTRIC FILM AND PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT INCLUDING THE SAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A piezoelectric film comprising:a perovskite oxide which is represented by General Formula P,
A1+?[(Zr,Ti)1-x-yNbxScy]Oz  General Formula P
in General Formula P, A is an A-site element primarily containing Pb, ?=0 and z=3 are standard values, but ? and z may deviate from the standard values in a range in which a perovskite structure is capable of being obtained,
wherein 0.1?x?0.3 and 0

US Pat. No. 10,483,426

PHOTO CELL DEVICES FOR PHASE-SENSITIVE DETECTION OF LIGHT SIGNALS

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method comprising:providing a first vertical trench in a substrate; and
providing a second vertical trench in the substrate laterally disposed from the first vertical trench, wherein a horizontal extent of the first and second vertical trenches extend in a first direction such that the first and second vertical trenches run in the first direction parallel to one another;
providing a third vertical trench in the substrate;
providing a fourth vertical trench in the substrate laterally disposed from the third vertical trench, wherein a horizontal extent of the third and fourth vertical trenches extend in a second direction generally perpendicular to the first direction, such that the third and fourth vertical trenches run in the second direction parallel to one another,
wherein the first vertical trench, the second vertical trench, the third vertical trench and the fourth vertical trench collectively substantially enclose and thus define a square region of the substrate therebetween;
alternately depleting a first region of the substrate surrounding the first vertical trench and a second region of the substrate surrounding the second vertical trench by alternately applying a voltage to a first vertical trench gate contact and a second vertical trench gate contact, and
alternately depleting a third region of the substrate surrounding the third vertical trench and a fourth region of the substrate surrounding the fourth vertical trench by alternately applying a voltage to a third vertical trench gate contact and a fourth vertical trench gate contact,
wherein the alternate depleting of the first, second, third and fourth regions comprising an interleaved biasing resulting in biasing of the various trenches serially in a circular fashion,
wherein a lateral distance separating the first vertical trench and the second vertical trench is related to a doping level of the substrate such that upon operation a biasing of one of the first vertical trench, the second vertical trench, the third vertical trench and the fourth vertical trench results in formation of a fully depleted gap in a region centrally located between the first vertical trench, the second vertical trench, the third vertical trench, and the fourth vertical trench.

US Pat. No. 10,483,421

SOLAR CELL MODULE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A solar cell module comprising:a plurality of solar cells each including a semiconductor substrate, and first electrodes and second electrodes which are formed on the semiconductor substrate and collect carriers of different conductive types, wherein the first electrodes and the second electrodes are extended in a first direction and alternatively disposed in the second direction crossing the first direction;
a plurality of first lines extended in the second direction to cross the first electrodes and the second electrodes, the plurality of first lines being connected to the first electrodes by a plurality of conductive adhesives formed at crossings of the first electrodes and the plurality of first lines and being insulated from the second electrodes by a plurality of insulating layers formed at crossings of the second electrodes and the plurality of first lines;
a plurality of second lines extended in the second direction to cross the first electrodes and the second electrodes, the plurality of second lines being connected to the second electrodes by the plurality of conductive adhesives formed at crossings of the second electrodes and the plurality of second lines and being insulated from the first electrodes by the plurality of insulating layers formed at crossings of the first electrodes and the plurality of second lines; and
a connector positioned between the first solar cell and the second solar cell and connected to the plurality of first lines and the plurality of second lines,
wherein a width of the connector is equal to or greater than at least one of a first distance between the first solar cell and the connector or a second distance between the second solar cell and the connector,
wherein an application area of the insulating layer on the connector is larger than an application area of the conductive adhesive on the connector, and
wherein ends of the plurality of first lines and the plurality of second lines of adjacent solar cells are bonded to the connector so that the adjacent solar cells are serially connected.

US Pat. No. 10,483,389

SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

HESTIA POWER INC., Hsinc...

12. A silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor device, comprising:an n-type substrate, having a first doping concentration;
an n-type drift layer, disposed on the substrate, having a second doping concentration less than the first doping concentration;
a plurality of first doped regions and a plurality of second doped regions, disposed at the n-type drift layer, each of the first doped regions comprising a first p-well, a heavily doped n-type (n+) region located in the first p-well, and a first heavily doped p-type (p+) region located in the first p-well and surrounded by the heavily doped n+ region, each of the second doped regions comprising at least one sub-doped region, wherein each of a plurality of first junction field effect transistor (JFET) regions having a third doping concentration formed between each of the first doped regions and the second doped regions, and each of a plurality of second junction field effect transistor (JFET) regions having a fourth doping concentration formed between each of the sub-doped regions or enclosed by the sub-doped region;
a gate dielectric layer, disposed on the n-type drift layer;
a gate electrode, disposed on the gate dielectric layer;
an inter-layer dielectric layer, disposed on the gate dielectric layer and the gate electrode;
a plurality of source openings, penetrating through the inter-layer dielectric layer and the gate dielectric layer to a surface portion of the heavily doped n+ region and the first heavily doped p+ region, and the plurality of source openings are separated by the gate electrode and the inter-layer dielectric layer, wherein a top surface of n-type drift layer and a top surface of the heavily doped p+ region are in a same first plane;
a plurality of junction openings, penetrating through the inter-layer dielectric layer and the gate dielectric layer to a surface portion of the plurality of second JFET regions and the second doped regions, and the plurality of junction openings are separated by the gate electrode and the inter-layer dielectric layer;
a plurality of gate openings, penetrating through the inter-layer dielectric layer to a surface portion of the gate electrode;
a first metal layer, disposed only at a bottom of the source openings, formed an Ohmic contact with the surface portion of the heavily doped n+region and the first heavily doped p+ region;
a second metal layer, comprising a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion covers the source openings and the junction openings, is electrically connected to the first metal layer, and forms a Schottky contact with the surface portion of the plurality of second JFET regions, the second portion covers the gate openings and is electrically insulated from the first portion, wherein a bottom surface of the first metal layer and a bottom surface of a part of the second metal layer are in a same second plane, and
wherein the third doping concentration is greater than the second doping concentration.

US Pat. No. 10,483,381

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a tunnel field-effect transistor comprising:
a first substrate; and
a first electrical element, wherein the first electrical element is formed on one side of the first substrate, wherein the first electrical element comprises:
a first drain region;
a second drain region, wherein the first drain region and the second drain region are opposite to each other and separated by a part of the first substrate;
a first shallow trench isolation region;
a second shallow trench isolation region, wherein the first drain region and the second drain region are disposed between the first shallow trench isolation region and the second shallow trench isolation region;
a planar device comprising:
a second substrate; and
a second electrical element, wherein the second substrate and the first substrate are an integrated structure and form a main substrate, wherein the second electrical element is formed on one side of the second substrate, wherein the second electrical element and the first electrical element are disposed on a same side of the main substrate, and wherein the planar device comprises at least one of a metal oxide semiconductor transistor, a capacitor, or a resistor.

US Pat. No. 10,483,372

SPACER STRUCTURE WITH HIGH PLASMA RESISTANCE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:an active area on a substrate, the active area comprising a source/drain region;
a gate structure over the active area, the source/drain region being proximate the gate structure, wherein the gate structure comprises a metal gate electrode disposed on a high dielectric constant layer;
a spacer feature having a first portion along a sidewall of the gate structure and having a second portion along the source/drain region, wherein the first portion of the spacer feature comprises a bulk spacer layer along the sidewall of the gate structure, wherein the second portion of the spacer feature comprises the bulk spacer layer and a treated seal spacer layer, the treated seal spacer layer being disposed along the source/drain region and between the bulk spacer layer and the source/drain region; and
a contact etching stop layer on the spacer feature.

US Pat. No. 10,483,370

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE WITH UNLEVELED GATE STRUCTURE

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A semiconductor structure, comprising:a fin structure formed over a substrate;
a gate structure formed across the fin structure, wherein the gate structure comprises:
a gate dielectric layer formed over the substrate;
a work function metal layer formed over a portion of the gate dielectric layer; and
a gate electrode layer formed over a portion of the work function metal layer,
wherein a top surface of the gate electrode layer is located at a position that is higher than that of a top surface of the gate dielectric layer, and the top surface of the gate dielectric layer is located at a position that is higher than that of a top surface of the work function layer;
a spacer formed on a sidewall of the gate structure; and
a dielectric material formed over the top surface of the gate electrode layer and in direct contact with the top surface of the gate electrode layer,
wherein a topmost surface of the spacer is higher than a topmost surface of the gate electrode layer, and a bottommost of the dielectric material is lower than a topmost surface of the gate dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,369

METHODS OF FORMING REPLACEMENT GATE STRUCTURES ON TRANSISTOR DEVICES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method, comprising:forming a continuous line-type sacrificial gate structure above a semiconductor substrate by performing a method that comprises:
forming a sacrificial gate insulation layer above said semiconductor substrate;
forming a first sacrificial gate electrode material layer above said sacrificial gate insulation layer; and
forming a second sacrificial gate electrode material layer above said first sacrificial gate electrode material layer;
after forming said continuous line-type sacrificial gate structure, removing a portion of said second sacrificial gate electrode material layer and removing a portion of said first sacrificial gate electrode material layer so as to thereby form a first opening positioned above said sacrificial gate insulation layer, wherein said first opening extends through an entirety of said second sacrificial gate electrode material layer of said continuous line-type sacrificial gate structure and at least partially through said first sacrificial gate electrode material layer of said continuous line-type sacrificial gate structure;
forming an insulating gate separation structure in said first opening;
removing materials of said sacrificial gate structure on opposite sides of said insulating gate separation structure to form first and second replacement gate cavities on said opposite sides of said insulating gate separation structure; and
forming first and second replacement gate structures in said first and second replacement gate cavities, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,483,368

SINGLE CRYSTALLINE EXTRINSIC BASES FOR BIPOLAR JUNCTION STRUCTURES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for forming a bipolar transistor (BJT) structure comprising:providing a substrate with an insulator layer and a device layer over the insulator layer;
forming an intrinsic base from the device layer;
forming emitter and collector regions from the device layer;
after forming i) the intrinsic base and ii) the emitter and collector regions, depositing a single crystalline extrinsic base over the intrinsic base;
prior to depositing the extrinsic base, forming an inter-layer dielectric (ILD) material over the structure;
forming a dummy base, with a hardmask thereon, over the device layer; and
performing chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) on the structure to planarize the ILD in relation to the hardmask.

US Pat. No. 10,483,334

DISPLAY PANEL AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING THEREOF

Au Optronics Corporation,...

1. A display panel, comprising:a first substrate; and
a second substrate, corresponding to the first substrate, wherein a plurality of display units are provided between the first substrate and the second substrate, at least one of the display units respectively comprises three sub-pixels configured to display different colors respectively, the sub-pixels respectively have at least one switch element electrically connected to a signal line, wherein the sub-pixels respectively at least have a display region and a light shielding region disposed on at least one side of the display region, and at least one display element is disposed in the display region;
a color conversion layer, disposed on the display units, wherein the color conversion layer comprises three color conversion elements respectively corresponding to the sub-pixels, and the color conversion elements respectively convert a light into different colors, wherein each of the color conversion elements is disposed in at least one portion of the light shielding region of each of the sub-pixels; and
an image sensing layer, disposed on the display units and at least partially overlapping the color conversion layer, wherein the image sensing layer comprises three image sensing elements respectively corresponding to the sub-pixels, and each of the image sensing elements is electrically connected to a reading line through at least one reading element, wherein each of the image sensing elements is disposed in at least one portion of the light shielding region of each of the sub-pixels to serve as an image sensing region.

US Pat. No. 10,483,326

IMAGE SENSOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. An image sensor, comprising:a substrate;
a patterned electrode layer disposed on the substrate and comprising a plurality of electrode blocks separated from one another;
a pixel isolation structure disposed on the substrate and comprising a metal halide; and
a patterned photo-electric conversion layer disposed on the plurality of electrode blocks to form a plurality of photo-electric conversion blocks corresponding to the plurality of electrode blocks, wherein the plurality of photo-electric conversion blocks comprise a perovskite material and are separated from one another by the pixel isolation structure,
wherein a top surface of the patterned photo-electric conversion layer is located higher than a top surface of the pixel isolation structure;
wherein the perovskite material is represented by a formula as follows: (AMX3)1-n(B2MX4)n, wherein “A” denotes a positive monovalent metal cation or a positive monovalent organic cation and “B” denotes an R1-NH3 cation, wherein R1 is an alkyl group having 4-18 carbon atoms, “M” denotes a positive bivalent metal cation, “X” denotes a halogen, and n=0-1.

US Pat. No. 10,483,316

FABRICATION AND OPERATION OF MULTI-FUNCTION FLEXIBLE RADIATION DETECTION SYSTEMS

mPower Technology, Inc., ...

1. A radiation detector comprising:an array of singulated microscale semiconductor sensors disposed on a flexible substrate; and
at least one type of conversion layer;
wherein said conversion layer is sufficiently thin to enable the detector to flex in accordance with said substrate;
wherein the radiation detector is formable into an arbitrary three-dimensional shape; and
wherein the radiation detector comprises a rigid backer to maintain said shape of the radiation detector.

US Pat. No. 10,483,315

IMAGE SENSOR CONFIGURED FOR DUAL MODE OPERATION

Delta ID, Inc., Fremont,...

1. An image sensor comprising an image sensor substrate having an array of pixels formed thereon, said array of pixels comprising:a first pixel region comprising a contiguous first array of pixels, said first array of pixels comprising only pixels configured for peak sensitivity to wavelength(s) below 700 nm;
and
a second pixel region comprising a contiguous second array of pixels of at least 300 pixels, said second array of pixels comprising pixels of a first pixel type and pixels of a second pixel type, wherein
pixels of the first pixel type are configured for peak sensitivity to wavelength(s) between 700 nm and 1000 nm; and
pixels of the second pixel type are configured for peak sensitivity to wavelength(s) below 700 nm,
wherein the first pixel region surrounds the second pixel region such that an average distance of pixels within the second pixel region from a center of the image sensor is less than an average distance of pixels within the first pixel region from the center of the image sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,483,314

IMAGING DEVICE CAMERA SYSTEM AND DRIVING METHOD OF THE SAME

SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTI...

1. An imaging device comprising a pixel array on a substrate in which a plurality of pixels are arranged in an array, the plurality of pixels configured to convert light into electric signals, the plurality of pixels comprising a plurality of color pixels and at least one clear pixel, wherein:the plurality of color pixels include at least two of (i) a first color pixel with a first filter effective to cause the first color pixel to have a peak spectral sensitivity for red light, (ii) a second color pixel with a second filter effective to cause the second color pixel to have a peak spectral sensitivity for blue light, or (iii) a third color pixel with a third filter effective to cause the third color pixel to have a peak spectral sensitivity for green light;
the clear pixel has a fourth filter effective to cause the clear pixel to have a high transmittance to white light;
the plurality of pixels include respective micro lenses disposed at light incident sides of the pixels;
the first, second, third color filters are each thicker in a depth direction of the pixels than the fourth filter; and
the clear pixel is adjacent one of the plurality of color pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,483,293

ACTIVE MATRIX DISPLAY DEVICE, AND MODULE AND ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE INCLUDING THE SAME

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

6. A semiconductor device comprising:first to fifth transistors;
a first light-emitting element;
a first capacitor comprising first and second electrodes;
first to third gate wirings; and
first to fourth wirings,
wherein the second transistor, the fourth transistor, and the third transistor are electrically connected in series between the first wiring and the third wiring,
wherein the first electrode is electrically connected to a first node to which the second transistor and the fourth transistor are electrically connected,
wherein one of a source and a drain of the fifth transistor is electrically connected to the fourth wiring,
wherein the second electrode is electrically connected to the first light-emitting element,
wherein a gate of the first transistor is electrically connected to a second node to which the fourth transistor and the third transistor are electrically connected,
wherein one of a source and a drain of the first transistor is electrically connected to the second wiring,
wherein the other of the source and the drain of the first transistor is electrically connected to the first light-emitting element and the other of the source and the drain of the fifth transistor,
wherein the first gate wiring is electrically connected to a gate of the second transistor,
wherein the second gate wiring is electrically connected to a gate of the third transistor,
wherein the third gate wiring is electrically connected to a gate of the fourth transistor,
wherein the first gate wiring is not electrically connected to the second gate wiring, and
wherein the third gate wiring is not electrically connected to the first gate wiring and the second gate wiring.

US Pat. No. 10,483,273

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising the steps of:(a) providing a semiconductor substrate including a first region for a first transistor, a second region for a nonvolatile memory cell and a third region for a second transistor;
(b) forming a first gate insulating film for the first transistor over a main surface of the semiconductor substrate in the first region;
(c) after the step (b), forming a second gate insulating film including a charge trapping layer for the nonvolatile memory cell over the main surface of the semiconductor substrate in the second region;
(d) after the step (c), forming a third gate insulating film for the second transistor over the main surface of the semiconductor substrate in the third region;
(e) after the step (d), forming a first film over the main surface of the semiconductor substrate covering the first, second and third gate insulating films; and
(f) after the step (e), patterning the first film for forming a first gate electrode for the first transistor in the first region, a second gate electrode for the nonvolatile memory cell in the second region and a third gate electrode for the second transistor in the third region,
wherein a thickness of the first gate insulating film for the first transistor is larger than that of the third gate insulating film for the third transistor,
wherein the semiconductor substrate provided in the step (a) and located in the third region has a SOI structure having a supporting substrate, an insulating layer over the supporting substrate, and a semiconductor layer over the insulating layer,
wherein the semiconductor substrate provided in the step (a) and located in each of the first and second region has neither the insulating layer nor the semiconductor layer while having the supporting substrate,
wherein, in the step (b), the first gate insulating film is formed over the supporting substrate located in the first region,
wherein, in the step (c), the second gate insulating film is formed over the supporting substrate located in the second region,
wherein, in the step (d), the third gate insulating film is formed over the semiconductor layer in the third region, and
wherein the third gate electrode is formed over the semiconductor layer located in the third region via the third gate insulating film.

US Pat. No. 10,483,266

FLEXIBLE MERGE SCHEME FOR SOURCE/DRAIN EPITAXY REGIONS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:forming a first gate stack extending on top surfaces and sidewalls of first semiconductor fins, wherein the first semiconductor fins are parallel to, and are neighboring, each other;
forming a second gate stack extending on top surfaces and sidewalls of second semiconductor fins, wherein the second semiconductor fins are parallel to, and are neighboring, each other;
forming a dielectric layer, wherein the dielectric layer comprises a first portion extending on the first gate stack and the first semiconductor fins, and a second portion extending on the second gate stack and the second semiconductor fins;
in a first etching process, etching the first portion of the dielectric layer to form first fin spacers on sidewalls of the first semiconductor fins, wherein the first fin spacers have a first height;
in a second etching process, etching the second portion of the dielectric layer to form second fin spacers on sidewalls of the second semiconductor fins, wherein the second fin spacers have a second height greater than the first height;
recessing the first semiconductor fins to form first recesses between the first fin spacers;
recessing the second semiconductor fins to form second recesses between the second fin spacers; and
simultaneously growing first epitaxy semiconductor regions from the first recesses and second epitaxy semiconductor regions from the second recesses, wherein the first epitaxy semiconductor regions grown from neighboring ones of the first recesses merge with each other, and the second epitaxy semiconductor regions grown from neighboring ones of the second recesses are separate from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,483,243

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES INCLUDING STACKED SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a chip stack structure comprising a first semiconductor chip and a second semiconductor chip stacked on the first semiconductor chip,
wherein the first semiconductor chip comprises:
a first substrate;
a first circuit layer on a front surface of the first substrate; and
a first connecting layer on the first circuit layer, the first connecting layer comprising a first metal pad electrically connected to the first circuit layer,
wherein the second semiconductor chip comprises:
a second substrate;
a second circuit layer on a front surface of the second substrate; and
a second connecting layer on the second circuit layer, the second connecting layer comprising a second metal pad electrically connected to the second circuit layer,
wherein the first connecting layer and the second connecting layer face each other,
wherein the first metal pad and the second metal pad are in contact with each other to couple the first and second semiconductor chips to each other,
wherein the first metal pad comprises a plurality of first metal pad portions separated from each other by first partitions,
wherein the second metal pad comprises a plurality of second metal pad portions separated from each other by second partitions, and
wherein at least one of the first and second semiconductor chips further comprises a through-via penetrating the respective substrate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,483,241

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES WITH THROUGH SILICON VIAS AND PACKAGE-LEVEL CONFIGURABILITY

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

11. A semiconductor device assembly, comprising:a substrate including a substrate contact; and
a plurality of semiconductor dies, each including:
a first contact pad electrically coupled to a first circuit on the semiconductor die including at least one active circuit element,
a first through-silicon via (TSV) electrically coupling the first contact pad to a first backside contact pad of the semiconductor die, and
a second contact pad electrically coupled to a second circuit on the semiconductor die including only passive circuit elements;
wherein the first contact pads, the first TSVs, and the first backside contact pads of all of the plurality of semiconductor dies are electrically coupled to the substrate contact, and
wherein the second contact pads of some, but less than all, of the plurality of semiconductor dies are electrically coupled to the substrate contact.

US Pat. No. 10,483,236

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate including an insulating layer, a first conductive layer on a first surface of the insulating layer, a second conductive layer on a second surface of the insulating layer that is opposite to the first surface, a third conductive layer extending in a plane direction of the substrate along the first and second surfaces in the insulating layer, and a via extending in a thickness direction of the substrate in the insulating layer; and
a semiconductor chip disposed on a first principal surface of the substrate above the first surface, wherein the substrate further includes:
a planar detection interconnection provided as part of either the first conductive layer or the third conductive layer, wherein the planar detection interconnection is not part of signal interconnections that are used during operation of the semiconductor chip and is not electrically connected to any circuit of the semiconductor chip, and a width of the planar detection interconnection is smaller than a width of the signal interconnections; and
first and second pads to be connected to part of a ball grid array (BGA) or a land grid array (LGA), the first and second pads provided as part of the second conductive layer and electrically connected to the planar detection interconnection through the via.

US Pat. No. 10,483,224

SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor chip comprising:a semiconductor substrate including a bump region, a non-bump region, and a dummy region between the bump region and the non-bump region;
a dummy pattern on the dummy region;
a bump on the bump region, the non-bump region having no bump; and
a passivation layer on the bump region, the dummy region, and the non-bump region of the semiconductor substrate,
a thickness of the passivation layer at the bump region being thicker than a thickness of the passivation layer at the non-bump region,
the passivation layer covering the dummy pattern and insulating the dummy pattern, and
the passivation layer including a step between the bump region and the non-bump region, the step defined by an upper surface of the passivation layer at a portion of the passivation layer that protrudes upward over a boundary between the dummy region and the non-bump region.

US Pat. No. 10,483,222

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Amkor Technology, Inc., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a semiconductor die comprising:
a top die surface; and
a bond pad on the top die surface;
a conductive layer comprising a first end coupled to the bond pad, wherein the conductive layer extends laterally from the bond pad over the top die surface;
a conductive interconnection structure coupled to a second end of the conductive layer; and
an insulation layer formed directly on the conductive interconnection structure and on the conductive layer, the insulation layer comprising a single continuous layer of a non-photosensitive material that laterally surrounds a lower portion of the conductive interconnection structure and does not laterally surround an upper portion of the conductive interconnection structure,
wherein:
the lower portion of the conductive interconnection structure that is surrounded by the insulation layer is shaped like a portion of a sphere, the portion of the sphere comprising a curvature in a vertical cross-sectional view; and
the single continuous layer of the non-photosensitive material that laterally surrounds the lower portion of the conductive interconnection structure conforms, in the vertical cross-sectional view, to said curvature.

US Pat. No. 10,483,217

WARPAGE BALANCING IN THIN PACKAGES

Invensas Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of fabricating a microelectronic assembly, comprising:forming a plurality of conductive terminals on a surface of a carrier or a package;
deforming each conductive terminal of the plurality of conductive terminals;
forming a reinforcement layer on the surface of the carrier or the package to add structural support to the carrier or the package, the reinforcement layer surrounding each conductive terminal;
partially or completely detaching each conductive terminal from the reinforcement layer while maintaining a connection of each conductive terminal to the surface of the carrier or the package.

US Pat. No. 10,483,215

WAFER LEVEL INTEGRATION INCLUDING DESIGN/CO-DESIGN, STRUCTURE PROCESS, EQUIPMENT STRESS MANAGEMENT AND THERMAL MANAGEMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A multi-layer wafer comprising:two heterogeneous wafers, at least one of the heterogeneous wafers having a stress compensating polymer layer, the polymer layer having a polymer composition of a molecular weight polymethylmethacrylate polymer at a level of 10-50% with added liquid multifunctional acrylates forming the remaining 50-90% of the polymer composition, the two heterogeneous wafers low temperature bonded together to bond the stress compensating polymer layer to the other of the two heterogeneous wafers.

US Pat. No. 10,483,214

OVERLAY STRUCTURES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method, comprising:locating a first plurality of offset dummy features in a first layer;
locating a second plurality of offset dummy features in a second layer;
measuring a distance between each offset dummy feature of the first plurality of offset dummy features in the first layer with respect to one another and each offset dummy feature of the second plurality of offset dummy features in the second layer with respect to one another; and
determining that the first layer or the second layer is shifted with respect to one another by comparing the measurement from the first layer or the second layer to a known value.

US Pat. No. 10,483,188

COMPENSATION OF AN ARC CURVATURE GENERATED IN A WAFER

1. Method for performing compensation of a bow generated in a wafer made from a material, the wafer comprising opposite first and second surfaces, the material of the wafer having a coefficient of thermal expansion noted ?0; the method comprising the steps of:a) forming a set of first trenches on the first surface of the wafer, the first surface being designed to comprise electronic components;
b) forming a set of second trenches on the second surface of the wafer, at least partially facing the first trenches;
c) filling the first trenches with a first material having a coefficient of thermal expansion ?1;
d) filling the second trenches with a second material having a coefficient of thermal expansion ?2, and verifying ?2>?0 or ?2?0 or ?1 wherein step a) is executed in such a way that first trenches of the set of first trenches define a cutting path of the wafer and step b) is executed in such a way that the set of second trenches are totally facing said first trenches of the set of first trenches.

US Pat. No. 10,483,186

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH HEAT RADIATOR

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a semiconductor element; and
a first heat radiator connected to a first surface of the semiconductor element,
wherein
the first heat radiator comprises:
a first outer heat conductor constituted of metal and connected to the first surface of the semiconductor element;
a first inner heat conductor disposed in the first outer heat conductor; and
a second inner heat conductor disposed in the first outer heat conductor and stacked on the first inner heat conductor in a direction in which the semiconductor element and the first heat radiator are arranged,
the first inner heat conductor comprises a plurality of first graphite layers,
the second inner heat conductor comprises a plurality of second graphite layers,
the plurality of first graphite layers is stacked in a first direction which is orthogonal to the direction in which the semiconductor element and the first heat radiator are arranged, and
the plurality of second graphite layers is stacked in the direction in which the semiconductor element and the first heat radiator are arranged, or is stacked in a second direction which is orthogonal to the direction in which the semiconductor element and the first heat radiator are arranged and orthogonal to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,483,184

RECURSIVE METAL EMBEDDED CHIP ASSEMBLY

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. An assembly comprising:two or more component modules,wherein at least a first one of the component modules comprises a first embedded chip assembly, and at least a second one of the component modules comprises a second embedded chip assembly;a thermally conductive material,wherein the two or more component modules are embedded in the thermally conductive material; andinterconnects coupling the two or more component modules to each other,wherein the first embedded chip assembly comprises at least two interconnected chips embedded in the thermally conductive material, andwherein the first embedded chip assembly further comprises a packaging substrate disposed at least partially around the at least two interconnected chips.

US Pat. No. 10,483,182

INTERMEDIATE CONNECTOR, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING INTERMEDIATE CONNECTOR, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING INTERMEDIATE CONNECTOR

NODA SCREEN CO., LTD., A...

1. An intermediate connector that is provided between a semiconductor integrated circuit and a circuit board on which the semiconductor integrated circuit is mounted, and electrically connects the semiconductor integrated circuit and the circuit board,the semiconductor integrated circuit including a bump mounting face on which a power source pad row including a plurality of power source pads, a ground pad row including a plurality of ground pads, and a signal pad row including a plurality of signal pads are arranged in parallel,
the intermediate connector comprising:
a power source bus bar in a form of an elongated thin plate that has a length of at least a length of the power source pad row, and is to be connected to each of the power source pads of the power source pad row;
a ground bus bar in a form of an elongated thin plate that has a length of at least a length of the ground pad row, and is to be connected to each of the ground pads of the ground pad row;
a thin film insulator layer that is formed between the power source bus bar and the ground bus bar; and
a conductive path portion in a form of an elongated thin plate that has a length of at least a length of the signal pad row, and includes a plurality of conductive paths to be connected to each of the signal pads of the signal pad row,
wherein the power source bus bar, the ground bus bar, and the conductive path portion are joined together in a parallel arrangement corresponding to the parallel arrangement of the power source pad row, the ground pad row, and the signal pad row, each of which being in a standing state such that a longitudinal direction of the thin plate is parallel to the bump mounting face of the semiconductor integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,177

PACKAGE FOR A SEMICONDUCTOR DIE, METHOD FOR MAKING A DIE PACKAGING BARE DIE TAPE AND METHOD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DIE PACKAGING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A carrier medium for a semiconductor die, comprising:a carrier tape with at least one pocket for the die to sit in; and
a selectively applied non-activated adhesive on the carrier tape wherein the adhesive is located outside of the at least one pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,483,170

METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FABRICATION

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:providing a substrate including a first fin element and a second fin element extending from the substrate;
forming a first layer including an amorphous material over the first and second fin elements, wherein the first layer includes a gap disposed between the first and second fin elements; and
performing an anneal process to remove the gap in the first layer,
wherein the amorphous material of the first layer remains amorphous during the performing of the anneal process.

US Pat. No. 10,483,149

WAFER PROCESSING METHOD FOR DIVIDING A WAFER, INCLUDING A SHIELD TUNNEL FORMING STEP

DISCO CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A wafer processing method for dividing a wafer including a single-crystal silicon substrate having on a face side thereof a plurality of devices disposed in respective areas demarcated by a plurality of intersecting projected dicing lines, into individual device chips, the method comprising:a protective member placing step of placing a protective member on the face side of the wafer;
a shield tunnel forming step of, after performing the protective member placing step, applying a laser beam, which has a wavelength that is transmittable through single-crystal silicon, to areas of the wafer that correspond to the projected dicing lines from a reverse side of the wafer, thereby successively forming a plurality of shield tunnels in the wafer, each including a fine pore extending from the reverse side to the face side of the wafer and an amorphous region surrounding the fine pore; and
a dividing step of, after performing the shield tunnel forming step, dividing the wafer into individual device chips by etching the shield tunnels according to plasma etching,
wherein the pulsed laser beam used in the shield tunnel forming step has a wavelength of 1950 nm or higher.

US Pat. No. 10,483,133

METHOD FOR FABRICATING A SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP PANEL

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method for fabricating a semiconductor chip panel, the method comprising:providing a plurality of semiconductor chips, wherein each semiconductor chip comprises a first main face, a second main face opposite to the first main face and side faces connecting the first and second main faces;
providing an adhesive layer located on a carrier;
placing at least one interposer on the adhesive layer located on the carrier;
placing the semiconductor chips on the at least one interposer with the second main faces facing the carrier; and
applying an encapsulation material by molding thereby forming the semiconductor chip panel, wherein the encapsulation material is applied so that the side faces of the semiconductor chips are covered with the encapsulation material while the first main faces are not.

US Pat. No. 10,483,127

METHODS FOR HIGH PRECISION PLASMA ETCHING OF SUBSTRATES

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A method for treating a substrate, comprising:receiving a substrate on a substrate holder in a plasma process chamber, a patterned overlying layer being formed over the substrate to form a first exposed portion of the substrate;
treating a first exposed portion of the substrate using a first plasma in the plasma process chamber so as to form a first adsorbed layer in the first exposed portion of the substrate, the first adsorbed layer being formed using a combination of elements from the first plasma and the substrate, the first adsorbed layer extending into the substrate with a first thickness;
removing the first adsorbed layer selectively from the substrate using a second plasma in the plasma process chamber so that a second exposed portion of the substrate is formed, the second exposed portion of the substrate having sidewalls and a bottom;
treating the second exposed portion of the substrate using the first plasma so as to form a second adsorbed layer in the second exposed portion of the substrate, the second adsorbed layer being formed using the combination of elements from the first plasma and the substrate, the second adsorbed layer having side portions extending into the sidewalls of the second exposed portion of the substrate with a second thickness, and a bottom portion extending into the bottom of the second exposed portion of the substrate with a third thickness; and
removing, selectively, the second adsorbed layer using the second plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,483,119

SELF-ALIGNED DOUBLE PATTERNING (SADP) METHOD

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of forming an integrated circuit device, comprising:providing a substrate having a masking layer over the substrate and a sacrificial layer over the masking layer;
forming and patterning a first protection layer on the sacrificial layer;
patterning the sacrificial layer to form a plurality of mandrels and a mandrel mark next to the plurality of mandrels;
forming spacers along peripheries of the mandrels and the mandrel mark including along respective sides and ends of the mandrels;
forming a second protection layer to cover a first portion of the mandrels and the mandrel mark and to expose a second portion of the mandrels;
removing the exposed second portion of the mandrels and the spacers along respective sides and ends of the second portion of the mandrels;
removing the first portion of the mandrels while leaving the spacers along respective sides of the first portion of the mandrels;
forming a dummy protection layer next to the remaining spacers over a dummy region of the masking layer; and
patterning the masking layer according to the remaining spacers and the dummy protection layer to form a device mask, a dummy mask, and a mask level mark over the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,101

GLASS-BASED ARTICLE WITH ENGINEERED STRESS DISTRIBUTION AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass-based article comprising:a first surface having an edge,
wherein a maximum optical retardation of the first surface is at the edge and the maximum optical retardation is less than or equal to about 40 nm, and
wherein the optical retardation decreases from the edge toward a central region of the first surface, the central region having a boundary defined by a distance from the edge toward a center point of the first surface, wherein the distance is ½ of the shortest distance from the edge to the center point.

US Pat. No. 10,483,099

METHOD FOR FORMING THERMALLY STABLE ORGANOSILICON POLYMER FILM

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

1. A method of forming a thermally stable organosilicon polymer, comprising:(i) depositing an organosilicon polymer whose backbone is primarily or partly composed of silicon atoms on a substrate using a silicon-containing precursor in a reaction space; and
(ii) exposing the organosilicon polymer deposited in step (i) to a hydrogen plasma in the absence of the precursor in the reaction space in a manner increasing Si—H bonds and decreasing C—H bonds in the organosilicon polymer without depositing an organosilicon polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,091

SELECTIVE ION FILTERING IN A MULTIPURPOSE CHAMBER

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:placing a semiconductor wafer into a first volume of a multipurpose chamber having contiguous first and second volumes;
establishing a vacuum in the multipurpose chamber;
activating an ion filter to effectively prevent ions moving between first and second volumes;
producing a first plasma in the second volume of the multipurpose chamber, such that the ion filter effectively prevents ions of the first plasma entering the first volume;
venting the first plasma from the multipurpose chamber;
de-activating the ion filter to permit ions to move between the first and second volumes; and
producing a second plasma in the second volume of the multipurpose chamber, such that ions of the second plasma interact with the semiconductor wafer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,088

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

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A multi charged particle beam writing apparatus comprising:an aperture plate including a plurality of apertures through which a charged particle beam passes to form multiple beams;
a blanking aperture array including a plurality of blankers each switching a corresponding one of the multiple beams between a beam ON state and a beam OFF state;
a movable stage on which a writing target substrate is placed;
a stage position detector detecting the position of the stage;
an inspection aperture plate provided in the stage, the inspection aperture plate permitting one of the multiple beams to pass through the inspection aperture plate;
a deflector deflecting the multiple beams;
a current detector detecting a beam current of each of the multiple beams scanned over the inspection aperture plate in X and Y directions and passed through the inspection aperture plate; and
electric circuitry generating a beam image based on the detected beam currents and calculating positions of the beams based on the beam image and the position of the stage,
wherein the inspection aperture plate includes a through hole through which the one of the multiple beams passes, and
a diameter ?1 of the through hole satisfies a following condition:
S wherein S is a beam size of the one of the multiple beams, and P is a beam pitch of the multiple beams on the writing target substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,070

FUSES AND METHODS OF FORMING FUSES

LITTELFUSE, INC., Chicag...

11. A method of forming a fuse, comprising;connecting a leadframe to a base, the leadframe including a first terminal having a first end and a second end and a second terminal having a first end and a second end, the second ends connected by a bridge, and the base including a first aperture and a second aperture to receive the respective first and second terminals;
bonding a plurality of wires at each of the first end of the first terminal and the first end of the second terminal;
attaching a cover to the base, the cover including a cavity such that the first end of the first terminal and the first end of the second terminal are enclosed by the cover; and
wherein the bridge has one or more protrusions disposed between the first and second terminals and extending from the bridge, the plurality of wires being bonded to each of the one or more protrusions therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,483,063

PROTECTIVE RELAY WITH EASY WITHDRAWAL

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

1. A protective relay comprising:an inner casing including:
a back casing having a receiving space defined therein for accommodating a component therein;
a front casing having a display and a plurality of buttons, wherein the front casing is coupled to the back casing;
a front frame disposed along an edge of the inner casing;
a handle having a lever structure, wherein the handle is pivotably coupled to the front casing, defines a portion of the front frame, and has a 90 degrees-pivoted U shape, wherein both ends thereof are pivotably coupled to the front casing; and
a pair of pivotable frames respectively coupled to an inner side of the handle so as to face each other; and
an outer casing constructed for detachably receiving the inner casing therein, wherein the outer casing includes a pair of support brackets respectively mounted on both opposite sides of an open end of the outer casing for detachably supporting the handle, wherein each of the support brackets includes a handle support protruding toward the inner casing,
wherein when the inner casing is separated from the outer casing, the handle pivots at a state where a portion thereof is in contact with the support brackets, thereby pushing the inner casing out of the outer casing,
wherein each of the pivotable frames has a distal end having a V shaped portion, wherein the distal end is pivotably coupled to the handle support,
wherein each of the pivotable frames has a pivoting point at the distal end, and
wherein when the pivotable frames are pivoted around the pivoting point together with a pivoting of the handle, the distal end of the pivotable frames is inserted or separated into or from the support brackets.

US Pat. No. 10,483,057

INPUT DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An input device comprising:a projection; and
a concavity-convexity portion that contacts the projection,
wherein the concavity-convexity portion includes a plurality of concavities, each of which changes position with respect to the projection,
wherein the concavity-convexity portion includes a plurality of convexities, each of which changes position with respect to the projection,
each of the plurality of concavities and each of the plurality of convexities is arranged alternately with each other, and
wherein the input device further comprises:
a first electrode;
a second electrode which opposes the first electrode;
a third electrode in contact with or spaced apart from the second electrode; and
a contact electrically connected to the second electrode and in contact with the third electrode; and
an insulating surface in contact with the contact, wherein:
when the projection is positioned at one of the plurality of concavities, the third electrode is spaced apart from the second electrode,
when the projection is positioned at one of the plurality of convexities, the third electrode is in contact with the second electrode,
second electrode is fixed with respect to the first electrode,
the contact is movable on the third electrode and the insulating surface,
when the projection is positioned at the one of the plurality of concavities, the contact is in contact with the insulating surface, and
when the projection is positioned at the one of the plurality of convexities, the contact is in contact with the third electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,055

PROGRAMMABLE ARC FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (AFCI)

Tower Manufacturing Corp....

1. A programmable Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (PAFCI) for disengaging alternating current (AC) power from a load, the PAFCI comprising:a relay switch disposed between the AC power and the load;
a trigger circuit for actuating the relay switch;
a plurality of sensing devices disposed between the AC power and the load;
at least one sensing circuit connectable to the plurality of sensing devices, wherein the sensing circuit determines at least one circuit parameter; and
a processor circuit connectable to the trigger circuit, wherein the processor circuit determines from the at least one circuit parameter if an arcing condition exists; and
wherein the PAFCI does not include toroidal devices for sensing arcing conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,483,036

VOICE COIL HAVING EPOXY-BOUND WINDING LAYERS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A voice coil, comprising:a first winding layer including a plurality of first wire turns around a central axis, wherein the first wire turns are longitudinally disposed along the central axis between a first bottom turn and a first top turn;
a second winding layer including a plurality of second wire turns coaxial with the first winding layer around the central axis, wherein the second wire turns are longitudinally disposed along the central axis between a second bottom turn and a second top turn, and wherein the first winding layer is radially offset from the second winding layer; and
an epoxy matrix having a profile that includes an outer epoxy surface and an inner epoxy surface extending in a longitudinal direction relative to the central axis, wherein the epoxy matrix encapsulates the first winding layer and the second winding layer between the outer epoxy surface and the inner epoxy surface, and wherein the epoxy matrix bonds the plurality of first wire turns to the plurality of second wire turns to rigidify the voice coil, wherein the epoxy matrix includes an epoxy spacer longitudinally over one or more of the first top turn or the second top turn, and wherein the epoxy spacer has a height at least three times a diameter of a wire forming the wire turns.

US Pat. No. 10,483,015

FLEX FLAT CABLE STRUCTURE AND FLEX FLAT CABLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FIX STRUCTURE

ENERGY FULL ELECTRONICS C...

1. A flex flat cable (FFC) electrical connector fix structure, comprising:an electrical connector, comprising:
a housing;
a spacer, assembled onto the housing, and comprising a plurality of containing recesses;
a printed circuit board (PCB), comprising a plurality of conductive portions and a plurality of connecting portions, and the plurality of conductive portions being electrically connected to the plurality of corresponding connecting portions respectively;
a plurality of terminals, one end of the plurality of terminals passing through the containing recess and being connected to the plurality of connecting portions; and
a shell, assembled onto the housing; and
an FFC structure, comprising:
a plurality of metallic transmission wires, arranged parallel, comprising one or more power wires and a plurality of signal wires; the power wire being configured to transmit power; the plurality of signal wires being configured to transmit a data signal;
a plurality of first insulating jackets, and each of the plurality of first insulating jackets encloses one of the plurality of metallic transmission wires;
a second insulating jacket, surrounding the plurality of first insulating jackets; an embossment pattern being arranged directly on an external surface of the second insulating jacket; the embossment pattern comprising a plurality of meander lines in a top-view direction and in an extending direction for the plurality of metallic transmission wires; the plurality of meander lines being not arranged parallel; and
a third insulating jacket, enclosing the plurality of first insulating jackets without any gap and being enclosed by the second insulating jacket,
wherein all of the conductive portions are on one surface of the and the plurality of metallic transmission wires are connected to the plurality of conductive portions, and
wherein the second insulating jacket and the third insulating jacket are made of different materials.

US Pat. No. 10,483,009

DYNAMIC BEAM SHAPER

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A dynamic beam shaper for a 3D imaging system comprising:a hollow beam shaper body that has a flexible housing containing a radiation absorbing gas for attenuating radiation of a radiation beam;
pressure inducer that is arranged to induce a pressure to the hollow beam shaper body, wherein an attenuation profile of the beam shaper body is adaptable based on the induced pressure, and wherein the attenuation profile varies locally within the beam shaper body such that there is no homogeneous attenuation profile over a length of the beam shaper body in a path of the radiation beam.

US Pat. No. 10,483,005

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF THE HEART FROM MEDICAL IMAGES AND BODY SURFACE POTENTIALS

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for estimating patient-specific cardiac electrical properties from medical image data and non-invasive body surface potential measurements of a patient, comprising:generating a volumetric patient-specific anatomical heart model and a patient-specific anatomical torso model from medical image data of a patient and an electrical coupling model between the patient-specific anatomical heart model and the patient-specific anatomical torso model;
estimating extra-cellular potentials on an epicardial surface of the patient-specific anatomical heart model from measured body surface potentials on a torso of the patient based on the electrical coupling model between the patient-specific anatomical heart model and the patient-specific anatomical torso model and estimating transmembrane potentials on the epicardial surface of the patient-specific anatomical heart model from the estimated extra-cellular potentials; and
estimating spatially varying patient-specific cardiac electrical parameters for the patient by:
initializing one or more cardiac electrical parameters of a computational cardiac electrophysiology model over the volumetric patient-specific anatomical heart model from the estimated transmembrane potentials on the epicardial surface of the patient-specific anatomical heart model;
simulating cardiac electrophysiology over time at a plurality of nodes in the volumetric patient-specific anatomical heart model using the computational cardiac electrophysiology model, and
adjusting the one or more cardiac electrical parameters of the computational cardiac electrophysiology model over the volumetric patient-specific anatomical heart model based on the estimated transmembrane potentials on the epicardial surface of the patient-specific anatomical heart model, and simulated transmembrane potentials on the epicardial surface of the patient-specific anatomical heart model resulting from simulating the cardiac electrophysiology.

US Pat. No. 10,482,996

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING RELATIVE GEOCHEMICAL DATA

Schlumberger Technology C...

1. A method for determining relative geochemical data, comprising:receiving measurement data that was measured by a downhole logging tool, wherein the measurement data represents relative yields of a plurality of chemical elements in a rock formation;
determining first absolute yields of at least a portion of the plurality of chemical elements in a first chemical compound in the rock formation;
determining second absolute yields of at least a portion of the plurality of chemical elements in a second chemical compound in the rock formation;
determining, using a processor, a volume of the first chemical compound, a volume of the second chemical compound, and a sum of yields of the plurality of chemical elements using the first and second absolute yields and the relative yields, wherein determining the sum of yields of the plurality of chemical elements further comprises:
determining a denominator based on the relative yield of a first chemical element in the plurality of chemical elements;
determining a numerator based on a product of the absolute yield of the first chemical element in the first chemical compound and the volume of the first chemical compound; and
determining the sum of yields based on the numerator divided by the denominator; and
producing a geochemical log model that displays the volume of the first chemical compound, the volume of the second chemical compound, and the sum of the yields of the plurality of chemical elements.

US Pat. No. 10,482,987

MAGNETIC WALL UTILIZATION SPIN MOSFET AND MAGNETIC WALL UTILIZATION ANALOG MEMORY

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A magnetic wall utilization spin MOSFET comprising:a magnetic wall driving layer comprising a magnetic wall, a first region, a second region, and a third region located between the first region and the second region;
a channel layer;
a magnetization free layer provided at a first end portion of a first surface of the channel layer, and arranged so as to be in contact with the third region of the magnetic wall driving layer;
a magnetization fixed layer provided at a second end portion opposite to the first end portion; and
a gate electrode provided between the first end portion and the second end portion of the channel layer through a gate insulating layer; and
a readout electrode layer provided at a position overlapping the magnetization free layer in plan view on a fourth surface of the magnetic wall driving layer opposite to a third surface of the magnetic wall driving layer on which the magnetization free layer is provided in the third region of the magnetic wall drive layer, the fourth surface being provided in the third region of the magnetic wall drive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,482,983

READ DISTURB DETECTION BASED ON DYNAMIC BIT ERROR RATE ESTIMATION

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:counting a number of read operations applied to a first location in a non-volatile memory (NVM) to provide a read disturb count (RDC) value;
reducing the RDC value to a reduced level responsive to the RDC value reaching a predetermined RDC threshold level and responsive to a bit error statistic (BES) value indicating an acceptable rate of read errors occurred during the application of the number of read operations to the first location using a first BES threshold level;
counting additional read operations applied to the first location after the RDC value has been reduced to increase the RDC value from the reduced level; and
relocating data from the first location to a second location in the NVM responsive to the RDC value reaching the first threshold level at least a second time and the BES value indicating an unacceptable rate of read errors occurred during the application of the additional read operations using a different, second BES threshold level less than the first BES threshold level.

US Pat. No. 10,482,981

PREVENTING REFRESH OF VOLTAGES OF DUMMY MEMORY CELLS TO REDUCE THRESHOLD VOLTAGE DOWNSHIFT FOR SELECT GATE TRANSISTORS

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a set of connected memory cells comprising a data memory cell adjacent to one or more dummy memory cells, the data memory cell comprising a control gate and the one or more dummy memory cells comprising a dummy memory cell positioned adjacent to a select gate transistor; and
a refresh circuit configured to repeatedly increase a voltage at the control gate to keep the voltage at the control gate higher than a voltage of a control gate of the dummy memory cell positioned adjacent to the select gate transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,482,980

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING RING OSCILLATOR AND METHOD OF ARRANGING RING OSCILLATOR

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A ring oscillator comprising:first to fourth current-controlled delay circuits configured to allow a delay time to be changed depending on a magnitude of sink current; and
a current control circuit configured to control the magnitude of the sink current,
wherein the current control circuit is arranged at a center of a square, and
wherein the first to fourth current-controlled delay circuits are arranged symmetrically to each other about the square.

US Pat. No. 10,482,969

PROGRAMMING TO A CORRECTABLE AMOUNT OF ERRORS

WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOG...

1. An apparatus comprising:a non-volatile storage controller that identifies a threshold number of bit flips that can be corrected in an amount of read data; and
a memory die comprising a plurality of non-volatile memory cells, wherein the memory die:
receives the threshold number of bit flips from the non-volatile storage controller;
programs data to a set of the non-volatile memory cells over a first number of program loop cycles; and
programs the data to the set of non-volatile memory cells over an additional number of program loop cycles in response to the amount of bit flips in the set of memory cells exceeding the threshold number of bit flips.

US Pat. No. 10,482,963

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A semiconductor memory device, comprising:a stacked body including a first stacked region; and
a first structure body,
the first stacked region including
a first selection gate electrode,
a second selection gate electrode separated from the first selection gate electrode in a first direction,
a plurality of first electrodes arranged in the first direction and provided between the first selection gate electrode and the second selection gate electrode,
a plurality of second electrodes arranged in the first direction and provided between the second selection gate electrode and the first electrodes, and
a plurality of third electrodes arranged in the first direction and provided between the first electrodes and the second electrodes,
a first spacing between two mutually-adjacent first electrodes of the first electrodes being wider than a third spacing between two mutually-adjacent third electrodes of the third electrodes,
a second spacing between two mutually-adjacent second electrodes of the second electrodes being wider than the third spacing,
the first structure body including
a first semiconductor body extending in the first direction,
a first outer film provided between the first semiconductor body and the first stacked region,
a first inner film provided between the first semiconductor body and the first outer film, and
a first intermediate film provided between the first outer film and the first inner film.

US Pat. No. 10,482,959

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH A REFERENCE RESISTANCE ADJUSTMENT BLOCK

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. An electronic device including a semiconductor memory, the semiconductor memory comprising:one or more resistive storage cells each structured to exhibit different resistance values for storing data;
a reference resistance block including at least one first reference resistance transistor and at least one second reference resistance transistor that are coupled in series;
a data sensing block electrically coupled to the one or more resistive storage cells and the reference resistance block and structured to compare a resistance value of a resistive storage cell selected among the one or more resistive storage cells and a reference resistance value of the reference resistance block to determine data stored in the selected resistive storage cell; and
a reference resistance adjustment block coupled to the reference resistance block and structured to provide a first gate voltage to the first reference resistance transistor and a second gate voltage to the second reference resistance transistor and adjust the resistance value of the reference resistance block, and
wherein a bias voltage having a fixed voltage level is supplied to the first reference resistance transistor as the first gate voltage during an operation to determine data stored in the selected resistive storage cell and an adjustment voltage having a varying voltage level adjusted depending on a temperature is supplied to the second reference resistance transistor as the second gate voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,482,956

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR BI-DIRECTIONAL ACCESS OF CROSS-POINT ARRAYS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:applying a first bias across a memory cell during a selection phase of an access operation, the first bias having a first polarity;
removing the first bias, wherein a current flowing through the memory cell falls below a minimum hold current based at least in part on the removing the first bias; and
applying a second bias across the memory cell during an access phase of the access operation, the second bias lower in magnitude than the first bias and having a second polarity.

US Pat. No. 10,482,955

STORAGE ARRAY, AND STORAGE CHIP AND METHOD FOR STORING LOGICAL RELATIONSHIP OF OBJECTS

SHANGHAI INSTITUTE OF MIC...

1. A storage array, characterized in that the storage array at least comprises:first leading-out wires and second leading-out wires which have the same quantity and are respectively located in a line direction and a column direction; the first leading-out wires and the second leading-out wires being respectively numbered; a storage unit being connected between each first leading-out wire and each second leading-out wire having different serial numbers; and a controllable switch being connected between each first leading-out wire and each second leading-out wire having a same serial number, wherein,
the storage unit comprises a variable-resistance two-terminal device and a gating diode which are connected in series, and the gating diode is forwardly conducted from the first leading-out wire to the second leading-out wire and is reversely cut off from the second leading-out wire to the first leading-out wire; and
the controllable switch is switched between a bidirectional cut-off state and a unidirectional conducted state from the second leading-out wire to the first leading-out wire.

US Pat. No. 10,482,950

STATIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY DEVICES INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF STORAGE CELLS AND A READ/WRITE CIRCUIT

PLATIPUS LIMITED, Bristo...

1. A static random access memory device including:a plurality of storage cells arranged in a stack; and
a read-write circuit that is separate from the plurality of storage cells, the read-write circuit configured to modify a state of a storage cell of the plurality of storage cells, wherein the read-write circuit comprises a plurality of access transistors, the number of access transistors of the plurality of access transistors being equal to the number of storage cells and each one of the plurality of access transistors having a dedicated connection between a data node of a respective different one of the plurality of storage cells and a common read-write data node of the read-write circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,482,940

COMPUTATIONAL ACCURACY IN A CROSSBAR ARRAY

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

1. A system, comprising:a crossbar array, comprising a plurality of memory elements at junctions, usable in performance of computations;
a calculate engine to calculate ideal conductance of memory elements at a plurality of junctions of the crossbar array;
a determine engine to determine conductance of the memory elements at the plurality of junctions of the crossbar array; and
an adjust engine to adjust conductance of at least one memory element to improve computational accuracy by reduction of a difference between the ideal conductance and the determined conductance of the at least one memory element, wherein the adjusting of the conductance of the at least one memory element is based on an input of a number of actual crossbar parameters comprising a number of models of signal output variation in crossbar arrays.

US Pat. No. 10,482,935

NONVOLATILE MEMORY INCLUDING DUTY CORRECTION CIRCUIT AND STORAGE DEVICE INCLUDING THE NONVOLATILE MEMORY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A nonvolatile memory comprising:a first memory chip;
a second memory chip;
a clock pin, which is commonly connected to the first and second memory chips, configured to receive an external clock signal during a training period; and
an input/output pin commonly connected to the first and second memory chips,
wherein the first memory chip includes,
a first duty correction circuit (DCC) configured to perform a first duty correction operation on a first internal clock signal based on the external clock signal, and
a first output buffer connected between an output terminal of the first DCC and the input/output pin,
wherein the second memory chip includes,
a second DCC configured to perform a second duty correction operation on a second internal clock signal based on the external clock signal, and
a second output buffer connected between an output terminal of the second DCC and the input/output pin, and
wherein, during the training period, the first DCC is configured to perform the first duty correction operation in parallel with the second DCC performing the second duty correction operation.

US Pat. No. 10,482,931

REVERSED BIAS COMPENSATION FOR SENSE AMPLIFIER OPERATION

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

17. A memory device comprising:first and second data lines, wherein the first data line is coupled to a memory cell;
a flip-flop comprising:
a first transistor comprising a first source terminal coupled to the first data line, a first gate terminal coupled to a first output of a biasing circuit and a first drain terminal coupled to a first common source line; and
a second transistor comprising a second source terminal coupled to the second data line, a second gate terminal coupled to a second output of the biasing circuit and a second drain terminal coupled to the first common source line; and
reversed bias compensation circuitry comprising the biasing circuit, a pre-charge circuitry, wherein the reversed bias compensation circuitry is configured to:
pre-charge and equalize the first data line and the second data line to a pre-charge voltage using the pre-charge circuitry;
during a compensation phase, connect the first gate terminal and the second gate terminal to a first voltage higher than the pre-charge voltage using the biasing circuit; and
during a readout phase, connect the first gate terminal to the second data line and the second gate terminal to the first data line and connect the memory cell to the first data line; and
wherein the compensation phase is configured to generate a first voltage difference between the first data line and the second data line that is proportional to a difference ?Vth between a first gate-source threshold voltage of the first transistor and a second gate-source threshold voltage of the second transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,482,930

MEMORY CHIP WITH REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION, BUFFER CHIP MODULE CONTROLLING THE SAME AND MEMORY MODULE INCLUDING THE SAME

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A memory chip, comprising:a chip select (CS) buffer configured to receive a chip select signal;a chip identification (CID) buffer configured to receive a chip identification signal; anda command (CMD) buffer configured to receive a command signal,wherein the chip identification signal is input after a time has elapsed since the chip select signal is activated and before the command signal is input and the CID buffer is activated when the chip identification signal is input, andwherein the command signal is input after a time has elapsed since the identification signal is input and the CMD buffer is activated when the command signal is input.

US Pat. No. 10,482,928

RECIRCULATION FILTER FOR AN ELECTRONIC ENCLOSURE

Donaldson Company, Inc., ...

1. A filter assembly comprising:a first sheet of filter media having a first perimeter region;
a second sheet of filter media having a second perimeter region, wherein the first perimeter region and the second perimeter region are bonded in a rim region; and
a plurality of adsorbent beads disposed between the first sheet of filter media and the second sheet of filter media, wherein a substantial portion of the plurality of adsorbent beads are unbonded and the plurality of adsorbent beads define an adsorbent face area having an adsorbent density of greater than 600 g/m2.

US Pat. No. 10,482,884

OUTCOME-ORIENTED DIALOGS ON A SPEECH RECOGNITION PLATFORM

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
receiving first audio data representing a request;
determining, based at least in part on the first audio data, first intent data representing a first intent associated with the request, the first intent associated with one or more slots;
determining, based at least in part on the first audio data, second intent data representing a second intent associated with the request;
determining a first number of values associated with the first intent;
determining a second number of values associated with the second intent;
selecting the first intent based at least in part on the first number of values being more favorable than the second number of values;
determining that a slot of the one or more slots is unfilled;
generating, based at least in part on the slot being unfilled, second audio data representing a query for additional information;
sending the second audio data to a device to output audio corresponding to the second audio data;
receiving third audio data representing a response to the query; and
associating a value with the slot based at least in part on the third audio data.

US Pat. No. 10,482,878

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPEECH ENHANCEMENT IN MULTISOURCE ENVIRONMENTS

Nuance Communications, In...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, a first signal emitted from one or more sources;
receiving a second signal emitted from the one or more sources;
determining a first confidence level that a wake-up-word is included in the first signal;
determining a second confidence level that the wake-up-word is included in the second signal;
identifying that the wake-up-word originated from a first source of the one or more sources based upon, at least in part, the first and second confidence levels; and
enabling the first source to participate in a dialogue phase.

US Pat. No. 10,482,871

METHOD FOR PROCESSING SIGNALS, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method for processing signals, comprising:recording, via a microphone of a headphone, a sound signal of external environment when the headphone is in a playing state;
identifying feature audio in the sound signal and acquiring reminding information corresponding to the feature audio;
inquiring of a user whether recorded sound signal is critical according to the reminding information, in response to the headphone being paused; and
detecting an input operation of the user and processing the sound signal according to the input operation of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,482,860

KEYBOARD INSTRUMENT AND METHOD

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A keyboard instrument comprising:a keyboard that includes a first key specifying a first pitch, a second key specifying a second pitch and a third key specifying a third pitch, when operated, wherein
the first key is associated with first section data corresponding to a first section among a plurality of sections in a piece of music, the first section data includes at least two notes and corresponds to a first period from a first timing to a second timing of the piece of music,
the second key is associated with second section data corresponding to a second section following the first section among the plurality of sections in the piece of music, the second section data includes at least two notes and corresponds to a second period from the second timing to a third timing of the piece of music, and
the third key is not associated with any section data corresponding to any section among the plurality of sections in the piece of music, and
at least one processor electrically connected to the keyboard, wherein the at least one processor is configured to:
display at least one identifier such that the first key and the second key are distinguishable from the third key;
output the first section data as a musical sound when the first key is operated; and
output the second section data as a musical sound when the second key is operated.

US Pat. No. 10,482,857

MEDIA-MEDIA AUGMENTATION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF COMPOSING A MEDIA PRODUCT

MASHTRAXX LIMITED, Warwi...

1. A media-content augmentation system comprising:a database containing a multiplicity of media files and associated metadata, each media file or part thereof mapped to at least one contextual theme defined by beginning and end timings;
a processing system coupled to the database and responsive to said metadata; and
an input coupled to the processing system, the input in the form of temporally-varying events data;
wherein the processing system is arranged:
to resolve the input into one or more of a plurality of categorized contextual themes;
to correlate said categorized contextual themes with metadata associated with selected media files or part thereof relevant to the one or more of the plurality of categorized contextual themes, and thereafter
to splice or fade together selected media files or part thereof to reflect said events as the input varies with time, thereby to generate, as an output, a media product in which transitions between media files or parts thereof are aligned with the temporally-varying events and wherein said temporarily-varying events take the form of one of:
a beginning and an end in the case of a sustained feature for the contextual theme, wherein the sustained features is one of a form function and a hit point over time; and
a specific point in time for a hit point.

US Pat. No. 10,482,852

BUTTON FRETBOARD ASSEMBLY FOR AN INSTRUMENT

1. An assembly for an instrument, the assembly comprising:a fretboard having a width, a length, a top surface, frets projecting from the top surface and spaced apart along the length, strings arranged above the top surface across the width, and recesses formed into the fretboard between the frets and below the strings;
a button is carried in each recess for reciprocal movement along an axis between a raised position and a depressed position, wherein the button has a hole formed transversely through the button, and one of the strings is passed through the hole;
in the depressed position, the button is in contact with the one of the strings and depresses the one of the strings against a proximate fret; and
in the raised position, the button is out of contact with the one of the strings.

US Pat. No. 10,482,848

FACILE AND PRECISE GEOREFERENCING AND OVERLAYING OF MAP TILES

International Business Ma...

9. A computer system comprising:one or more computer processors;
one or more computer-readable storage media; and
one or more computer-readable storage media and program instructions stored on at least one of the one or more computer-readable storage media, the program instructions comprising:
program instructions to receive a map image file, wherein the map image file includes geographical and flood activity data;
program instructions to convert the map image file into a flood activity raster map image file, wherein the flood activity raster map image file includes one or more flood activity raster images, wherein the one or more flood activity raster images include a first plurality of pixels;
program instructions to label one or more of the first plurality of pixels with a first set of geographical coordinates using at least a portion of the geographical data included in the map image file, wherein the first set of geographical coordinates are UTM coordinates;
program instructions to overlay one of the one or more flood activity raster images and a second raster image that includes street map data, wherein the second raster image has an image resolution that is different from an image resolution of the one of the one or more flood activity raster images, resulting in a higher resolution image and a lower resolution image, wherein the second raster image further includes a second plurality of pixels that are labeled with a second set of geographical coordinates, wherein pixels from the first plurality of pixels are overlaid with pixels from the second plurality of pixels that have same sets of geographical coordinates, wherein a tile of the lower resolution image is divided into a grid with sections that match a number of pixels in the higher resolution image, and wherein created grid sections are assigned geographical coordinates based on geographical coordinates of pixel values;
program instructions to search municipal databases for construction projects not included in the street map data, wherein the construction projects include buildings and roadways undergoing construction;
program instructions to overlay a third raster image to the one or more flood activity raster images and the second raster image, wherein the third raster image includes the construction projects;
program instructions to make opaque two of the one or more flood activity raster images, the second raster image, and the third raster image to allow a bottom map layer of the one of the one or more flood activity raster images, the second raster image, and the third raster image to be visualized underneath a top map layer, wherein a user is queried to determine which of the two of the one or more flood activity raster images, the second raster image, and the third raster image to make opaque, wherein the user query includes outputting to the user a merged product of overlaying the one of the one or more flood activity raster images, the second raster image, and the third raster image, and wherein the user modifies the degree of opacity of the two of the one or more flood activity raster images, the second raster image, and the third raster image; and
program instructions to save the merged product of the overlaying the one of the one or more flood activity raster images, the second raster image, and the third raster image as an image file that includes a multilayer raster map image.

US Pat. No. 10,482,843

SELECTIVE REDUCTION OF BLUE LIGHT IN A DISPLAY FRAME

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of operating a user equipment (UE) coupled to a display screen, comprising:entering into a reduced blue light (RBL) mode;
determining, while operating in accordance with the RBL mode, a degree of blue light reduction in at least a portion of a display frame to be output on the display screen using at least one RBL rule from a set of RBL rules, wherein one or more RBL rules of the set of RBL rules are based upon application-specific information of an application that is contributing image data to the portion of the display frame, wherein the application-specific information comprises information that identifies the specific application contributing the image data;
wherein the one or more RBL rules of the set of RBL rules are based upon one or more of the application-specific information and content-specific information;
wherein the content-specific information includes one or more of a type, priority and prominence of content in the at least a portion of the display frame;
wherein the content-specific information indicates that the image data in the at least a portion of the display frame has a priority that is above a priority threshold,
wherein the at least one RBL rule permits a level of blue light that is above a default blue light level defined by the RBL mode in the at least a portion of the display frame based on the priority determination;
selectively reducing the blue light in the at least a portion of the display frame based on the determining; and
sending the display frame with the selectively reduced blue light portion to the display screen for output.

US Pat. No. 10,482,830

DISPLAY APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a plurality of displays adjacently arranged, wherein each of the plurality of displays comprises:
a panel;
a bezel surrounding the panel;
a plurality of light sources disposed on a circuit board and configured to output light to the panel;
a guide panel disposed at a side of the circuit board; and
a diffusion sheet supported by the guide panel and disposed over the plurality of light sources,
wherein the panel is disposed over the diffusion sheet,
wherein the plurality of light sources comprises a first light source disposed at a first area of the circuit board and a second light source disposed at a second area of the circuit board, wherein the first area is adjacent to the bezel, and
wherein a first current is provided to the first light source and a second current is provided to the second light source and the second current is smaller than the first current.

US Pat. No. 10,482,820

METHOD OF COMPENSATING LUMINANCE OF OLED AND DISPLAY SYSTEM USING THE SAME

NOVATEK Microelectronics ...

1. A method of compensating luminance of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) operated with a transistor in a pixel cell of a display panel, comprising:measuring an electronic mobility and an oxide capacitance of the transistor and a luminous efficiency of the OLED, and generating a first lookup table comprising information for compensating the electronic mobility and the oxide capacitance of the transistor without compensating a threshold voltage of the transistor and a second lookup table comprising information for compensating the luminous efficiency of the OLED;
converting original display data to target display data according to the first lookup table and the second lookup table;
outputting the target display data to the pixel cell; and
compensating the threshold voltage of the transistor when the target display data is received by the pixel cell;
wherein the compensation of threshold voltage is an internal compensation performed by the pixel cell.

US Pat. No. 10,482,811

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display apparatus comprising:a substrate;
a display unit on the substrate, the substrate and the display unit collectively defining at least one through portion; and
a thin film encapsulation layer that encapsulates the display unit, and that comprises an organic layer and an inorganic layer,
wherein the display unit comprises:
a display region;
a non-display region at an edge of, and surrounding, the at least one through portion; and
a dam unit within the non-display region and surrounding the at least one through portion,
wherein the organic layer faces or contacts a lateral surface of the dam unit that faces the display region, and
wherein the inorganic layer covers the dam unit,
wherein the display region comprises first and second display regions having different resolutions.

US Pat. No. 10,482,805

DISPLAY CONTROLLER AND DISPLAY DRIVING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A display controller comprising:a buffer configured to store first pixel data input to a source line during a first period, and second pixel data input to the source line during a second period, the second period being subsequent to the first period; and
a data generating circuit configured to,
generate control data by comparing each of the first pixel data and the second pixel data with desired reference data, the desired reference data is digital data corresponding to an intermediate voltage, the intermediate voltage being lower than a power supply voltage and higher than a ground voltage, and
transfer the second pixel data and the control data to a source driver driving the source line.

US Pat. No. 10,482,802

DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING A SHIFT DRIVING MODE AND METHOD OF TESTING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display panel configured to display an image, and the display panel including a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of data lines;
a gate driving part configured to output gate signals to the plurality of gate lines; and
a data driving part comprising a plurality of channels configured to output data signals to the plurality of data lines, and the plurality of channels further configured to shift the data signals by M channel, where M is a positive integer, according to a driving mode selection signal for selecting a driving mode of the display panel,
wherein in shifting the data signals by M channels, a connection between each data signal of the plurality of data signals to each original channel of the plurality of channels is changed so as to connect each data signal of the plurality of data signals to a different channel of the plurality of channels that is spaced apart from the original channel of the plurality of channels by the M channels,
wherein the display apparatus further includes a plurality of normal driving switches, each of which is disposed along a corresponding data line of the plurality of data lines, and each of the plurality of normal driving switches being configured to maintain a connection between the corresponding data line and a corresponding original channel of the plurality of channels when the driving mode is a normal driving mode and to interrupt the connection between the corresponding data line and the corresponding original channel of the plurality of channels when the driving mode is a shift driving mode, and
wherein the display apparatus further includes a plurality of shift driving switches each of which is disposed between a pair of corresponding data lines of the plurality of data lines, and each of the plurality of shift driving switches being configured to maintain a connection between the pair of corresponding data lines when the driving mode is the shift driving mode and to interrupt the connection between the pair of corresponding data lines when the driving mode is the normal driving mode.

US Pat. No. 10,482,786

MODULAR ROBOT SYSTEM

BAROBO, INC., Davis, CA ...

1. A robot module, the module comprising:a housing having a first side, a second side, and a third side;
a fourth surface having a first edge in common with the first side, a second edge in common with the second side, and a third edge in common with the third side, wherein the fourth surface is curved and smooth;
a first hub configured to be rotatably connected to the first side of the housing;
a second hub configured to be rotatably connected to the second side of the housing;
a third hub configured to be rotatably connected to the third side of the housing;
a drive unit disposed within the housing, wherein the drive unit is configured to rotate the first hub, the second hub and the third hub independently of each other, and wherein the drive unit further comprises a carrier configured to hold a first motor configured to rotate the first hub and a second motor configured to rotate the second hub;
a controller unit disposed within the housing, wherein the controller unit is configured to control the drive unit to rotate the first hub, the second hub and the third hub independently of each other to provide three degrees of freedom for the module, wherein the controller unit is configured to hold a third motor connected to the third hub, and wherein the controller unit is configured to attach to the carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,482,782

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SELF-ASSESSMENT OF INDIVIDUAL IMAGINATION AND IDEATION

1. A method for determining a level of imagination of an assessment subject, the method comprising:providing, by an assessment administrator, to an assessment subject, at a first time, a first assessment prompt instructing the assessment subject to write at least one idea;
receiving, by the assessment administrator, from the assessment subject, a first response to the first assessment prompt;
safeguarding, in a manner that preserves confidentiality, by the assessment administrator, the received first response;
providing, by the assessment administrator, to the assessment subject, at a second time subsequent to the first time, a second assessment prompt instructing the assessment subject to write at least one idea;
receiving, by the assessment administrator, from the assessment subject, a second response to the second assessment prompt;
safeguarding, in a manner that preserves confidentiality, by the assessment administrator, the second response;
receiving, by the assessment administrator, from the assessment subject, a self-evaluation of a level of imagination of the assessment subject based on self-evaluation of the first response and the second response;
analyzing the plurality of responses and the self-evaluation to determine a level of imagination, wherein analyzing comprises averaging the results of the self-assessment into a single score;
correlating the score to a thickness of a cortical region of the brain of the assessment subject; and
providing a measurement of the level of individual imagination based upon the correlation.

US Pat. No. 10,482,775

LOCATION MARKER WITH RETROREFLECTORS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A portable location marker, comprising:a global positioning system (GPS) receiver to determine a first location associated with the portable location marker;
a housing including a base and a surface opposite the base;
one or more visual indicators arranged about the surface, the one or more visual indicators readable by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and the one or more visual indicators to communicate first data indicating a second location that is different from the first location, the one or more visual indicators comprising at least one of:
one or more retroreflectors; or
one or more lights; and
a wireless radio transceiver configured to:
receive instructions to rearrange the one or more visual indicators to generate rearranged one or more visual indicators, the rearranged one or more visual indicators to communicate second data indicating a third location that is different from the first location and the second location; and
transmit third data indicating the first location of the portable location marker to at least one other device.

US Pat. No. 10,482,772

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AN OPTIMIZED SEARCH AND RESCUE PROFILE FOR AN IN-FLIGHT AIRCRAFT

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

15. A system for generating a flight profile for search and rescue (SAR) operations, comprising:an in-flight aircraft engaged in SAR operations with an onboard flight management system (FMS) that monitors the flight parameters of the in-flight aircraft;
a satellite communications (SATCOM) transceiver located on board the in-flight aircraft that transmits the flight parameters to a ground-based FMS;
a terrain database that provides real-time terrain data to the ground-based FMS;
a real-time weather database that provides real-time weather data to the ground-based FMS; and
where the ground-based FMS receives the flight parameters which are transmitted upon command by an aircrew member of the in-flight aircraft in order to request generation of a SAR flight profile for the onboard FMS which lacks a capability to generate a SAR flight profile, generates a SAR flight profile for the in-flight aircraft based on the flight parameters, the terrain data and the real-time weather data and transmits the SAR flight profile to the SATCOM transceiver on board the in-flight aircraft to be loaded FMS into the onboard FMS.

US Pat. No. 10,482,695

LOADING DOCK MANAGEMENT AND VEHICLE ACCESS SYSTEM

Building Intelligence, In...

1. A method performed by a data processing system having a program for managing access of vendors to at least one facility and auditing activity of the vendors while at the facility, the method comprising:receiving and storing, by the data processing system, identification information identifying a vendor intending to visit a facility prior to the vendor visiting the facility;
registering, by a user associated with the vendor via a web-based application, a vehicle and driver prior to said driver's arrival at the facility;
creating an authorization, by the data processing system, for the vendor to access the facility or one or more specific locations or resources within the facility, wherein the authorization specifies one or more conditions of the vendor's access comprising limiting the vendor's access by a specific schedule, an estimated time of arrival, a number of trips per day, a maximum duration of stay, a specific class of vehicle, a specific vehicle, a size of vehicle, a specific vendor category, a specific driver or other representative of the vendor, and the one or more specific locations or resources within the facility, and wherein the authorization is prevented from being created when the vendor is in a specific vendor category, the vendor has not met all requirements for the facility, the authorization exceeds a maximum number of days in the future for which a vendor may be scheduled, the authorization exceeds a maximum number of days for which the schedule may apply within a given date range, the authorization exceeds a maximum number of days in the future for which a vendor may be scheduled with respect to the expiration date of a certificate of insurance on file with the facility, or the authorization is outside the hours or days of operation of the facility;
verifying the authorization, by the data processing system, responsive to one or more established associations between the vendor and its vehicles or representatives, wherein access to the facility or to the one or more specific locations within the facility is granted responsive to the verification;
approving, by the data processing system, the authorization through a hierarchical structure of authority comprising one or more users with a highest level of authority and one or more users with lesser levels of authority wherein the one or more users with the highest level of authority require no additional approval to create or to verify the authorization and the one or more users with the lesser levels of authority require approval as determined by the users with the higher level of authority;
generating, by the data processing system, a record of delivery comprising a physical ticket and a digital record associated therewith recording at least one of time of arrival at the facility, user responsible for check-in, authority for check-in, identity of vendor representative, identity of vehicle, assigned parking spot, and areas where vendor is authorized to access; and
automatically recording, by the data processing system, on or in association with the ticket, the vendor's activity while at the facility, including exit from the facility, responsive to automated vehicle identification at a plurality of automated checkpoints throughout the facility.

US Pat. No. 10,482,688

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DRIVER RISK ASSESSMENT THROUGH CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE MONITORING

Acculitx, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A method for assessing the risk of a vehicle driver's driving, comprising the steps of:detecting a trip commencement;
continuously recording sensor data representing the physical behavior of the vehicle that the driver is driving;
parsing said continuously recorded sensor data into data blocks of predetermined length of recorded time;
analyzing the sensor data of each said parsed data block and responsively assigning a data block risk score thereto;
grouping said parsed data blocks into trip groups of predetermined length of time;
analyzing the cumulative sensor data of each said trip group and responsively assigning a trip group risk score thereto;
detecting a trip cessation;
analyzing the trip group risk scores for the period between said trip commencement and said trip cessation and responsively assigning a trip risk score thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,482,677

DISTRIBUTED SIMULTANEOUS LOCALIZATION AND MAPPING (SLAM) IN VIRTUAL, AUGMENTED, AND MIXED REALITY (XR) APPLICATIONS

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. An Information Handling System (IHS), comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the IHS to:
receive first Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) data obtained by a first Head-Mounted Device (HMD) worn by a first user during execution of a virtual, augmented, or mixed reality (xR) application;
receive second SLAM data obtained by a second HMD worn by a second user co-located with the first user;
apply a transform matrix to the second SLAM data to produce transformed second SLAM data in a common coordinate system with respect to the first SLAM data;
render at least a partial map for display by the first HMD using a combination of landmarks identified in the first SLAM data and in the transformed second SLAM data; and
in response to a determination that the processor's utilization is above a threshold level, reduce an amount of second SLAM data relative to an amount of first SLAM data processed.

US Pat. No. 10,482,664

AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONDUCTING TRANSACTIONS

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A....

1. A system comprising:at least on computer processor executing instructions stored in a computer memory and accessing a mobile application to operate in conjunction with an augment reality or virtual reality (AR/VR) device to:
register information relating to a physical location of a user of the AR/VR device;
send a notification to the AR/VR device including at least one selectable uniform resource locator (URL) based on the registered information;
receive, by the AR/VR device, the notification when the AR/VR device is offline;
select the at least one selectable URL, wherein selection of the at least one selectable URL automatically brings the AR/VR device online to complete at least one AR/VR functionality;
display the at least one selectable AR/VR functionality based on the registered information;
capture an image of an identifying object;
authenticate the user to access said at least one selectable AR/VR functionality and complete a transaction within the AR/VR functionality based on the captured image;
receive a selection of the AR/VR functionality based on successful completion of the authentication;
provide a virtual environment or overlays for a real environment based on the selected AR/VR functionality; and
execute one or more received user requests within the virtual environment or the real environment with overlays in accordance with the selected AR/VR functionality.

US Pat. No. 10,482,658

VISUALIZATION AND CONTROL OF REMOTE OBJECTS

1. A method for control of a remote device, the method comprising:analyzing by a computing device operably coupled to the remote device, a data stream to identify a speed and a trajectory of a moving object separate from the remove device, wherein the data stream is analyzed by using digital signal analysis and object recognition algorithms;
determining by the computing device, at least one predicted path based, at least in part, on the trajectory and the speed of the moving object, wherein the at least one predicted path is selected from two or more possible paths and the two or more possible paths are based on physical characteristics of the object and an initial path on which the object is travelling;
altering the data stream to display the moving object on the at least one predicted path;
displaying the moving object on the at least one predicted path to at least one human operator;
receiving control input from the at least one human operator;
comparing the at least one predicted path to an actual path;
determining the at least one predicted path matches the actual path;
in response to determining that the at least one predicted path matches the actual path, controlling the remote device based on the control input by the at least one human operator.

US Pat. No. 10,482,657

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, GAME SYSTEM, NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED GAME PROGRAM, GAME DEVICE, AN

Nintendo Co., Ltd., Kyot...

1. An information processing system comprising:a processor; and
a memory configured to store computer readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the information processing system to:
calculate a position of a destination of a virtual camera in a virtual space based on predetermined information processing;
move the virtual camera to an avoidance position at which a shielding object is avoided, in a case where (a) a first vector heading from a position of an object to be captured by the virtual camera to the position of the destination, intersects with the shielding object from an outside of the shielding object in the virtual space and (b) a second vector heading from the position of the destination to the position of the object to be captured by the virtual camera, does not intersect with the shielding object from the outside of the shielding object in the virtual space; and
generate an image of the virtual space based on the moved virtual camera.

US Pat. No. 10,482,649

THREE-DIMENSIONAL GENERATIVE DESIGN BASED ON TWO-DIMENSIONAL SKETCHING

AUTODESK, INC., San Rafa...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating a three-dimensional model from a two-dimensional sketch, the method comprising:receiving input indicating a set of points defining a first sketch element and a second set of points defining a second sketch element included in a sketch;
identifying one or more design relationships between the first sketch element and the second sketch element, wherein a first design relationship included in the one or more design relationships designates at least one of the first sketch element and the second sketch element as a load-bearing sketch element;
generating a computer model of the sketch that represents a structure linking the first sketch element and the second sketch element according to the one or more design relationships; and
outputting the first sketch element, the second sketch element, and the structure for display.

US Pat. No. 10,482,627

METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR CALIBRATION OF STEREO CAMERA

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first camera configured to obtain a first image;
a second camera configured to obtain a second image having a disparity with the first image;
a memory configured to store a first calibration parameter; and
a processor configured to calibrate at least one of the first image and the second image by using the first calibration parameter and to compose the first image and the second image,
wherein the processor is further configured to:
if a specified event occurs, collect images obtained from the first camera and the second camera after the specified event occurs and store the collected images in the memory,
if a specified condition is satisfied, compute a second calibration parameter based on the images obtained after the specified event occurs, and
update the first calibration parameter with the second calibration parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,482,616

3D MODEL RECONSTRUCTION METHOD, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A 3D model reconstruction method, comprising:providing, by one or more laser emitters, a plurality of laser beams;
capturing, by a depth camera on an electronic device, a depth data of a target object when that the electronic device moves around the target object;
detecting, by one or more light sensors on the electronic device, the laser beams to obtain a camera pose initial value of the depth camera accordingly; and
performing, by a processing circuit, a 3D reconstruction of the target object using the depth data based on the camera pose initial value to output a 3D model of the target object,
wherein to obtain the camera pose initial value of the depth camera comprises:
obtaining, by the processing circuit, a tracker pose of the electronic device according to the laser beams detected by the one or more light sensors; and
obtaining, by the processing circuit, the camera pose initial value according to the tracker pose,
wherein the tracker pose is transferred from tracker coordinate to camera coordinate to obtain the camera pose initial value of the depth camera.

US Pat. No. 10,482,613

MOVEMENT MONITORING SYSTEM

WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH...

1. A monitoring system comprising:an input port for receiving video;
an output port;
a controller in communication with the input port and the output port, the controller configured to:
identify a subject within a frame of video relative to a background within the frame;
determine when the subject in the video is performing a task;
identify a height dimension and a width dimension of the subject in one or more frames of the video during the task; and
output via the output port risk assessment information relative to the subject during the task based on the height dimension and the width dimension for the subject in one or more frames of the video during the task.

US Pat. No. 10,482,589

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE START-UP OPERATION OF A MULTI-AXIS SYSTEM

1. A method for the start-up operation of a multi-axis system, with the multi-axis system including, as components, a plurality of segments which are connected via respective joints and are movable by a controller in one or more axes, and a tool which is connected to one of the segments and is movable and drivable to a specified position by the controller, said method comprising:assigning a workspace to the multi-axis system, in which a presence and/or a movement of the components is permitted in the workspace;
assigning a safe space in which the components are not permitted to penetrate the safe space;
arranging a plurality of optical markers in an environment of the multi-axis system so as to enable an augmented reality (AR) system to determine a position and orientation of a camera system which records the multi-axis system within the environment;
defining and assigning a bounding body for each of the components such that the bounding body encloses the component;
calculating by the AR system a position of the bounding body in a first global coordinate system as the multi-axis system moves;
transforming the position of the bounding body into a second coordinate system corresponding to the position and orientation of the camera system;
visualizing the bounding bodies in the AR system together with an image that is recorded by the camera system; and
checking by the controller whether the bounding body intersects with the safe space or whether the bounding body leaves the workspace.

US Pat. No. 10,482,576

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-SPECTRAL IMAGE SUPER-RESOLUTION

Mitsubishi Electric Resea...

1. An imaging system for increasing resolution of a multi-spectral image, comprising:an input interface to accept a multi-spectral image including a set of images of a scene generated by sensors, each image represents a channel defining a frequency band, such that an image of a channel has its frequencies within a frequency band of the channel;
a memory to store
a set of synthesis dictionaries trained for different channels, such that a synthesis dictionary trained for a channel convolved with a structure of the image, produces a high-resolution image of the channel having a resolution greater than a resolution of the image of the channel; and
a set of filters (analysis dictionaries) trained for the different channels, such that a filter (analysis dictionary) trained for a channel convolved with each image in the set of images produces the structure of the image of the channel;
a hardware processor is to
process the set of images of the different channels with the set of filters (analysis dictionaries) to produce a set of structures;
fuse, for each channel, the set of structures, to produce a set of fused structures, wherein a fused structure of the channel is fused as a weighted combination of the set of structures using weights corresponding to the channel, such that the fused structures of different channels are combined with different weights;
process the set of fused structures with corresponding dictionaries from the set of dictionaries, to produce a super-resolution multi-spectral image; and
an output interface to render the super-resolution multi-spectral image.

US Pat. No. 10,482,575

SUPER-RESOLUTION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VIRTUAL AND MIXED REALITY

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A method comprising:capturing a raw image including depth data;
identifying one or more regions of interest based on a detected spatial proximity of one or more virtual objects and one or more real objects, wherein the spatial proximity detection includes measuring a first distance between a virtual object and a user and a second distance between a real object and the user, and determining the difference between the first and second distances;
generating a super-resolution map of the one or more regions of interest using machine-learning techniques or results thereof;
detecting interactions between the virtual objects and the real objects using the super-resolution map; and
performing one or more graphics processing or general-purpose processing operations based on the detected interactions.

US Pat. No. 10,482,574

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-RESOLUTION IMAGE STITCHING

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system for providing a panoramic image, the system comprising:an electronic storage configured to store video content, the video content including a first and a second image of a visual scene, the first image and the second image including a region of overlap within the visual scene, and where the first and the second image share an image boundary;
a communications interface configured to communicate a bit stream to a client device;
one or more processors configured to execute a plurality of computer readable instructions; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium comprising the plurality of computer readable instructions that are configured to, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
transform, via a wavelet-based image decomposition, the first image into a first component characterized by a first image resolution and a second component characterized by an original image resolution, wherein at least one of the first and second components obtained based on the transformation of the first image includes a downsampled version of the first image, and further includes a first residual image version characterizing one or more first high frequency content in the first image;
transform, via the wavelet-based image decomposition, the second image into a third component characterized by the first image resolution and a fourth component characterized by the original image resolution, wherein at least one of the third and fourth components obtained based on the transformation of the second image includes a downsampled version of the second image, and further includes a second residual image version characterizing one or more second high frequency content in the second image;
combine the first component and the third component to produce a first stitched image version with a first image stitching operation configured to reduce a contrast measure across the image boundary;
combine the second component and the fourth component to produce a second stitched image version with a second image stitching operation configured to reduce the contrast measure across the image boundary; and
combine the first stitched image version and the second stitched image version to create the panoramic image;
wherein the first image stitching operation is characterized by a first complexity parameter configured lower than a second complexity parameter associated with the second image stitching operation.

US Pat. No. 10,482,552

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT AND AUTOMATIC REPORTING AND RETURN OF LOST ITEMS

Chargerback, Inc., Carso...

1. A system for reporting of lost items, the system comprising:a third party server device operable to:
communicate with a computing device associated with a user;
identify a purchase or reservation of goods or services from at least one establishment via the computing device, each purchase or reservation having itinerary information and user information;
determine if lost item protection is obtained, the lost item protection being associated with the identified purchase or reservation of goods or services; and
associate the itinerary information and a confirmation of lost item protection with the user if it is determined purchase lost item protection was obtained; and
a recovery server device operable to:
receive itinerary information, confirmation of lost item protection, and user information from the third party server device;
determine if user information matches customer information in a first database;
associate and store the received itinerary information and confirmation of lost item protection with the customer information in the first database if it is determined that the user information matches customer information in the first database;
store the received itinerary information, confirmation of lost item protection, and user data in the first database if it is determined that the user information does not match customer information in the first database;
receive a lost item notice from the computing device, the lost item notice including customer information and lost item information;
determine if the customer information from the lost item notice matches customer information stored in the first database;
retrieve itinerary information associated with the customer if it is determined that the customer information from the lost item notice matches the customer information stored in the first database;
facilitate presentation of a list of each establishment associated with the itinerary information, the list being presented on a display of a device associated with the user;
receive a selection of at least one establishment;
determine if establishment information associated with the selected at least one establishment is stored in a second database; and
automatically generate and transmit a lost item report to the at least one establishment if it is determined that the establishment information is stored in the second database.

US Pat. No. 10,482,543

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VALIDATING TRANSACTIONAL DATA

Kurt B. Schuh, Clermont,...

1. An apparatus for generating an authentication code for validating transactional data, comprising:a data ingress having a data ingress input sub-circuit and data ingress output sub-circuit; and
a data encryption circuit having a data encryption input sub-circuit and data encryption output sub-circuit, the data encryption output sub-circuit, the data ingress output sub-circuit, the data encryption output being coupled to the data egress input sub-circuit; and
a data egress circuit having a data egress input sub-circuit and data egress output sub-circuit, the data encryption output sub-circuit being coupled to the data egress input sub-circuit;
the data encryption circuit further comprising a multi-dimension array data structure, the data encryption circuit operable to receive from the data ingress circuit in a predefined sequence, layers of data sets encoded in binary form representing personally identifiable information (PII) and primary keys and secondary keys;
the data encryption circuit operable to apply selected primary keys and secondary keys against the layers of data sets in a predefined sequence, during such sequence, so as to encrypt such data and generate an authenticate code;
a SENTENAL Metadata, layered within the multi-dimensional data structure, captures a day-time-group (DTG), and technical Metadata, that integrates an additional encryption algorithm, by combining the data elements with Metadata that is not reused in the application as part of a One-Time-Pad (OTP); and
the data encryption circuit operable to output the authentication code to the data egress circuit; and
the data egress circuit operable to format the authentication code as a series of alphanumeric characters and/or at least one symbol.

US Pat. No. 10,482,541

VIN BASED INSURANCE CLAIM SYSTEM

Audatex North America, In...

1. A method for providing vehicle information and vehicle options information for an insurance claim, comprising:displaying at least one insurance vehicle identification page on a computer, the insurance vehicle identification page includes a plurality of vehicle information fields, a plurality of vehicle options fields, and a vehicle identification number field;
determining vehicle description information and vehicle identification number vehicle option information by decoding, via the computer, a vehicle identification number entered into the vehicle identification number field;
inserting, automatically via the computer, the vehicle description information into at least one of the insurance vehicle information fields and selecting a first number of vehicle options fields based on the vehicle identification number vehicle option information;
retrieving, via the computer, original equipment manufacturer vehicle option information from an original equipment manufacturer source,
comparing, via the computer using at least one linking page, the vehicle identification number vehicle option information with the original equipment manufacturer vehicle option information; and,
changing, via the computer, the first number of selected vehicle options fields to a second number of selected vehicle options fields if the original equipment manufacturer vehicle option information is different than the vehicle identification number vehicle option information using the at least one linking page.

US Pat. No. 10,482,537

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BUNDLING INSURANCE PRODUCTS

STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOB...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining a standard status for each of a plurality of products and generating an interface for presenting such standard statuses to a user, the method comprising:receiving, via a computer network, a customer identification;
receiving, via the computer network, selections of a first product and a second product offered by a company corresponding to the customer identification, wherein the first product is selected from a first product line of a plurality of product lines sold by the company and the second product is selected from a second product line of the plurality of product lines;
mapping, by one or more processors, each of a plurality of standard statuses to a plurality of successive statuses of each work flow in a plurality of application work flows of the plurality of product lines across the plurality of product lines, including application work flows of the first and second product lines;
determining, by the one or more processors, a first context of a first application for the first product, wherein the first context represents one of the successive statuses of a first work flow of the plurality of work flows associated with the first application for the first product;
determining, by the one or more processors, a first standard status of the first application from the plurality of standard statuses based on the first context;
generating, by the one or more processors, a first status message indicating the first standard status of the first application based upon the determined first context;
determining, by the one or more processors, a second context of a second application for the second product, wherein the second context represents one of the successive statuses of a second work flow of the plurality of work flows associated with the second application for the second product;
determining, by the one or more processors, a second standard status of the second application from the plurality of standard statuses based on the second context;
generating, by the one or more processors, a second status message indicating the second standard status of the second application based upon the determined second context;
based on the determined first and second standard statuses, transmitting, via the computer network to a client device, the first and second status messages associated with the received customer identification to facilitate presenting the first and second status messages via an online hub, wherein the online hub provides a centralized location to view the first and second status messages and the plurality of product lines sold by the company;
determining, by the one or more processors, an action to be triggered by the first context; triggering, by the one or more processors, the action in response to determining the first context of the application for the first product;
generating, by the one or more processors, an action status message explaining the action triggered by the first context;
transmitting, via the computer network, the action status message to the online hub; and
presenting, by a display of the client device, the online hub as a user interface displaying a unified product page, comprising:
a product bundle area of the unified product page displaying information regarding a bundle of products including the first application for the first product and the second application for the second product, wherein the product bundle area displays a visual indicator associated with each of the first status message and the second status message, wherein the visual indicator is color-coded to indicate the respective standard status of the respective application, and wherein the product bundle area includes a user interface element configured to cause the product bundle area to display further actions to be taken with respect to at least one of the first product or the second product upon selection of the user interface element by the user; and a bundle checkout area of the unified product page displaying information regarding purchasing the bundle of products, wherein the bundle checkout area includes a standard status message regarding the bundle of products and a bundle price for the bundle of products.

US Pat. No. 10,482,536

PRIORITIZATION OF INSURANCE REQUOTATIONS

Allstate Insurance Compan...

1. A system comprising:an insurance quotation data repository computing device storing information corresponding to a plurality of historical unclosed insurance quotations that previously did not result in a sale;
one or more computer devices comprising:
a processor; and
a non-transitory memory device storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the one or more computer devices to:
retrieve, from the insurance quotation data repository computing device, information associated with the plurality of historical unclosed insurance quotations, wherein the information retrieved from the insurance quotation data repository computing device includes at least one of a quotation identifier, a name, an address, and a phone number;
generate a list of insurance leads based on information stored on the insurance quotation data repository computing device including a type of insurance coverage to be offered and a geographic location of one or more individuals associated with the historical unclosed insurance quotations, wherein the one or more individuals received one of the historical unclosed insurance quotations but did not purchase insurance coverage;
store, in a lead list data repository, the list of insurance leads, wherein each lead in the list of insurance leads corresponds to an individual associated with at least one of the historical unclosed insurance quotations;
receive the list of insurance leads from the lead list data repository communicatively coupled to the one or more computing devices, wherein the insurance leads correspond to the plurality of historical unclosed insurance quotations;
generate a re-quotation for insurance coverage for each lead included on the list of insurance leads, the re-quotation including a difference from a previously unclosed insurance quotation, wherein the difference comprises at least one of an insurance coverage difference and a cost difference;
generate, based on analyzing the information associated with the plurality of historical insurance unclosed insurance quotations and information associated with the re-quotation, a multi-state regression model, wherein the multi-state regression model is common to a plurality of states;
calculate a likelihood of closing for each of the leads using the multi-state regression model;
determine a ranking for each of the leads based on the likelihood of closing output by the multi-state regression model, wherein the ranking for each of the leads is assigned in relation to other leads on the list of insurance leads; and
communicate, via a network, a first portion of the list of insurance leads to a first remote network device and a second portion of the list of insurance leads to a second device, wherein the first portion of the list of insurance leads includes lead data records associated with a first ranking range and the second portion of the list of insurance leads includes lead data records associated with a second ranking range.

US Pat. No. 10,482,531

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED COMMUNICATIONS SESSION ROUTING IN A COMMUNICATIONS HANDLING SYSTEM

TRANS UNION LLC, Chicago...

1. A system for handling a telecommunications session in real-time, the telecommunications session being initiated by a calling device and intended for a receiving network, the system comprising:a memory;
a processor in communication with the memory and a communications network associated with the telecommunications session; and
a module stored on the memory and comprising computer software instructions executable by the processor the module configured to:
intercept the telecommunications session prior to reaching the receiving network,
obtain address information associated with the calling device from one or more databases,
determine a credit-related score for the telecommunications session based on the address information and aggregated credit data associated with the address information, wherein the aggregated credit data is a depersonalized aggregation of a plurality of individual credit-related attributes associated with the address information,
identify an appropriate unit of the receiving network based on the credit-related score, and
route the telecommunications session to the appropriate unit.

US Pat. No. 10,482,527

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO PREDICT RESOURCE AVAILABILITY

OneMarket Network LLC, S...

1. A method, comprising:storing, in a database, data for a plurality of retail spaces physically located within one or more building structures and leased or leasable by a plurality of users, wherein the data includes trends for foot traffic within each retail space and sales trends for each retail space;
evaluating, by a computing apparatus, a plurality of pre-defined features, including the trends for foot traffic and the sales trends, for each of the retail spaces based on the data stored in the database to form a dataset of the features for the retail spaces, wherein the dataset is comprised of a training dataset and a test dataset;
applying, by the computing apparatus, a machine learning technique to the training dataset to derive a predictive model that correlates the features for each retail space with a status indicator of whether the retail space was made available during a first predetermined period of time in the past;
applying, by the computing apparatus, the predictive model to the testing dataset to evaluate accuracy of predictions from the predictive model for the testing dataset; and
in response to a determination that the accuracy of predictions from the predictive model for the testing dataset is above a threshold, applying, by the computing apparatus, the predictive model to the dataset to generate predictions of whether the retail spaces of the dataset will be made available during a second predetermined period of time in the future.

US Pat. No. 10,482,526

GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR ORDER ENTRY WITH HOVERING FUNCTIONALITY

BGC PARTNERS, L.P., New ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a display screen;
a network interface;
a memory device;
at least one processor to:
render on the display screen a graphical user interface having a plurality of rows, each row having a product field, a price field, and a size field;
detect actuation of a first input;
in response to detecting actuation of the first input, change a status indicator stored in the memory device to indicate that a cursor is about to hover over a given row of the plurality of rows;
detect a movement of the cursor over the given row;
in response to detecting the cursor hovering over the given row, render a drop down menu with different size options for an order associated with the given row on which the cursor hovers;
detect a selection of a size option in the drop down menu; and
in response to the selection of the size option, transmit, via the network interface, an order for a product specified in the product field of the given row with a size corresponding to the selected size option.

US Pat. No. 10,482,521

INTENT PREDICTION BASED RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM USING DATA COMBINED FROM MULTIPLE CHANNELS

1. A computer implemented method for making recommendations to a user, comprising:providing a processor configured for receiving a query from a user through a plurality of channels;
during a data fusion stage, said processor configured for using said customer's Web journey, multi-channel journeys, and activities that generate data from multi-channels to match the query received from the user with a previous query from any of said user and one or more other users;
said processor configured for combining data from said plurality of channels in real time to predict user intent in connection with said identified resources, wherein unique identifiers are created, captured, and/or passed between said plurality of channels to identify and tag the user and the user's context uniquely;
during an intent prediction stage, said processor configured for predicting in real time an outcome of a future selection by said user from a sequence of previous selections made by any of said user and from one or more frequent sequences of previous selections made by a plurality of users;
said processor configured for using activities of a group of similar users to provide a basis for determining a current user's intent where insufficient information is available about said user or said user is a new visitor;
during a recommendation stage, said processor configured for collecting and analyzing information gathered during previous visits of one or more users, including that of a current user, to determine in descending order a most frequent sequence of selections;
said processor configured for ranking results of said predicting;
said processor configured for presenting a ranked order of recommended results to said user;
said processor configured for displaying products or services having the highest scores through any of a plurality of channels, wherein each channel has a different setting for top products or services;
said processor configured for proactively identifying a user need and initiating user contact and/or interaction through any of chat sessions and telephonic contact with a call center;
said processor configured for, during user interaction, determining a specific type of user engagement mode based upon the intent of the user; and
said processor configured for providing a recommendation to said user based on any of information gathered through said contact and/or interaction and past user activities.

US Pat. No. 10,482,518

HTTP PARALLEL PROCESSING ROUTER

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A server comprising:a router comprising an Input/Output (I/O) terminal;
wherein the router is configured to communicatively couple with at least one client;
wherein the I/O terminal of the router is configured to communicatively couple with a plurality of remote servers; and
wherein the router is configured to:
receive a web services request from the at least one client;
identify, based on the web services request, at least two remote servers of the plurality of remote servers that are to fulfill at least a portion of the web services request; and
transmit, in parallel via the I/O terminal, requests to fulfill respective portions of the received web services request to each of the at least two remote servers;
wherein the router is further configured to:
generate a first send web service request to be sent to a first remote server of the at least two remote servers, wherein the first send web service request comprises a first product identification information corresponding to a first product identified from the web service request;
generate a second send web service request to be sent to a second remote server of the at least two remote servers, wherein the second send web service request comprises a second product identification information corresponding to a second product identified from the web service request; and
wherein the router, in transmitting the requests to fulfill the respective portions of the received web service request, is configured to transmit in parallel the first send web service request to the first remote server and the second send web service request to the second remote server.

US Pat. No. 10,482,513

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INTEGRATING PROCUREMENT SYSTEMS WITH ELECTRONIC CATALOGS

VINIMAYA, LLC, San Mateo...

1. A computer system comprising one or more memories storing software instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the software instructions to perform operations comprising:receiving a user initiated catalog shopping request;
searching for the request using a plurality of supplier web site search engines to access a set of disparate electronic catalog sources wherein each electronic catalog source has its own search engine;
locating a set of product information associated with the request in at least one of the electronic catalog sources;
retrieving said set of product information;
obtaining a set of translated product information by performing acts comprising translating said set of product information into a standardized format regardless of the format of the electronic catalog sources; and
rendering a document comprising the set of translated product information.

US Pat. No. 10,482,511

EMPLOYEE PROFILE FOR CUSTOMER ASSIGNMENT, ANALYTICS AND PAYMENTS

GROUPON, INC., Chicago, ...

1. A merchant device for securely identifying consumer devices for programmatic matching with an employee payment account, comprising processing circuitry configured to:wirelessly receive wallet identifying data from a consumer device via a direct wireless connection when the consumer device is within a direct wireless communicable range with the merchant device;
transmit the wallet identifying data to a central system via a secure connection separate from the direct wireless connection;
in response to transmitting the wallet identifying data:
receive, from the central system and via the secure connection, consumer identifying data that identifies a consumer associated with the wallet identifying data; and
receive, from the central system and via the secure connection, consumer preference data indicative of a preference for a particular employee skill and service level, particular employee identifying data, or an employee type;
track employee service availability, employee service availability being indicative of an availability of an employee to assist a consumer;
determine a ranking of employees for the consumer based at least in part on the employee service availability and the consumer preference data;
match the employee payment account associated with a selected employee with the consumer based on the ranking of employees by identifying the employee payment account configured to receive payments that is associated with the selected employee; and
subsequent to matching the employee payment account associated with the selected employee with the consumer, associate employee identifying data that identifies the employee payment account associated with the selected employee with the received consumer identifying data.

US Pat. No. 10,482,506

CLIENT CACHING IDENTIFICATION TRACKING

BLUE KAI, INC., Seattle,...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:defining a first data structure associated with an application domain, the application domain representing a plurality of application domain profiles, each application domain profile of the plurality of application domain profiles being generated based on a request for content originating from a native application executing on a first client device, the first data structure including at least a first row, the first row corresponding to at least a first column and a second column, the first column being defined to store a first statistical identifier representing a first client device, the first statistical identifier being generated using a first client device parameter of the first client device, the second column being defined to store one or more first categories associated with the first statistical identifier, and the one or more first categories representing one or more application activities performed on the first client device;
defining a second data structure associated with a web domain, the web domain representing a plurality of web domain profiles, each web domain profile of the plurality of web domain profiles being generated based on a request for content originating from a web browser executing on a second client device, the second data structure including at least a second row, the second row corresponding to at least a third column and a fourth column, the third column being defined to store a second statistical identifier representing a second client device, the second statistical identifier being generated using a second client device parameter of the second client device, the fourth column being defined to store one or more second categories associated with the second statistical identifier, and the one or more second categories representing one or more web browser activities performed on the second client device receiving a new request for content from a particular client device; and
in response to receiving the new request:
determining whether the new request originates from a native application executing on the particular client device or a web browser executing on the particular client device,
generating a statistical identifier for the particular client device, the statistical identifier being generated using a device parameter associated with the particular client device, and the statistical identifier being generated using data common to each of the web domain and the application domain,
evaluating each of the first data structure and the second data structure to identify whether the statistical identifier matches any first statistical identifiers stored in the first column of the first data structure and any second statistical identifiers stored in the third column of the second data structure,
determining that the statistical identifier matches each of the first statistical identifier stored in the first data structure and the second statistical identifier stored in the second data structure, the determination that the statistical identifier, the first statistical identifier and the second statistical identifier match indicating that the first client device, the second client device, and the particular client device are a same device,
in response to determining that the statistical identifier matches the first statistical identifier and the second statistical identifier, accessing each of the first data structure and the second data structure to aggregate the one or more first categories and the one or more second categories,
determining a response to the new request for content from the particular client device by selecting at least one category from the aggregated one or more first categories and one or more second categories,
selecting a content object from a plurality of content objects, the selected content object being associated with the selected at least one category,
transmitting the selected content object to the particular client device, the transmission of the selected content object being the response to the new request for content, and
storing the statistical identifier in a cache of the particular client device, such that the stored statistical identifier is independent of browser persistent identification cookie mechanisms, and such that the particular client device is trackable across either the application domain or the web domain by performing a hash of the statistical identifier and one or more additional identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,482,490

BEHAVIORAL TRACKING SYSTEM AND METHOD IN SUPPORT OF HIGH-ENGAGEMENT COMMUNICATIONS

SAILTHRU, INC., New York...

1. A system for providing targeted communications to each of a plurality of respective customers, and using information associated with the customers' interactions with the targeted communications in an external webmail system that is configured as a browser-based e-mail platform and used by the customers to access their email via web browser software operating on each respective customers' computing device, the system comprising:at least one database, stored on non-transitory processor readable media and that is accessible to at least one processor, the at least one database includes:
electronic user information associated with a plurality of registered users;
electronic customer information associated with each of a plurality of respective customers of at least one of the registered users;
electronic template information representing a plurality of templates that are useable for generating targeted email communications;
electronic content feed information representing information to be dynamically provided with the targeted email communications; and
electronic user profile information representing at least purchase history and purchase intent for each of the plurality of respective customers of the at least one of the registered users;
a template module that configures the at least one processor to:
process at least one template instruction received from a computing device operated by a registered user to select one of the plurality of the templates for generating the targeted email communications;
identify the plurality of respective customers;
generate the targeted email communications based on the selected one of the plurality of templates;
respectively customize the targeted email communications with at least some of the content feed respectively selected for each of the respective customers; and
access, in response to one of the respective customers interacting with one of the targeted email communications, at least some of the electronic user profile information associated with the one of the customers, wherein the at least some of the electronic user profile information further represents at least opening the one of the targeted communications, selecting a hyperlink in the one of the targeted communications, visiting a web page associated with the hyperlink and instigating an ecommerce transaction in the web page without completing the transaction;
at least one module provided by the at least one processor that extends the external email platform by interfacing with the external email platform and providing at least one user interface for operability in connection with the external email platform, wherein the at least one user interface includes at least one image from the web page associated with the hyperlink and includes selectable options for receiving input associated with completing a purchase of at least one item in an abandoned e-commerce shopping cart associated with the transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,482,470

SELF-LEARNING COMPLIANCE DETERMINATION AND ENFORCEMENT PLATFORM

Coinbase, Inc., San Fran...

1. A compliance determination and enforcement platform comprising:a processor;
a computer-readable medium connected to the processor; and
a set of computer readable code on the computer-readable medium, including:
a self learning knowledge repository;
data stored in the self learning knowledge repository, the data including at least one weight factor;
a self learning data entering module that is executable by the processor to automatically enter the data from the self learning knowledge repository in a compliance score model, wherein the compliance score model calculates a compliance score for a select account based on at least one weight factor included in the data stored in the self learning knowledge repository;
a data store;
a plurality of user accounts stored in the data store;
a transaction processor that is executable by the processor to process transactions for the respective user accounts;
a compliance reference score stored in the data store;
a plurality of factors stored in association with each account;
the compliance score model;
a factor entering module that is executable by the processor to enter at least one factor from each user account into the compliance score model, wherein the compliance score model is executable by the processor to determine a compliance score for each one of the accounts, wherein the respective compliance score for the respective account is based on at least one weight factor included in the data stored in the self-learning knowledge repository and the respective factor associated with the respective account;
a comparator that is executable by the processor to compare the compliance score for each account with the compliance reference score to determine a subset of the accounts that fail compliance and a subset of the accounts that meet compliance;
a flagging unit that is executable by the processor to flag the user accounts that fail compliance to indicate non-compliant accounts;
a feedback system;
a corrective action system that is executable by the processor to perform a corrective action only for the accounts that are flagged as non-compliant accounts; and
a self learning knowledge update module that is executable by the processor to automatically update at least one weight factor included in the data in the self learning knowledge repository based on information received via the feedback system, wherein the self learning data entering module is executable by the processor to enter the updated data from the self learning knowledge repository in the compliance score model after the data in the self learning knowledge repository is updated, wherein the compliance score model calculates a different compliance score for a select account before the data in the self learning knowledge repository is updated than after the data in the self learning knowledge repository is updated.

US Pat. No. 10,482,464

IDENTIFICATION OF ANOMALOUS TRANSACTION ATTRIBUTES IN REAL-TIME WITH ADAPTIVE THRESHOLD TUNING

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

1. A system, comprising:a hardware processor that executes the following computer executable components stored in a memory:
a simulation manager that systematically models one or more attributes of transactions of a consumer included in a set of historical transactions of the consumer,
wherein the one or more attributes include at least a customer infrastructure characteristic and an insufficient transaction activity evaluation;
a limitation manager that determines a consumer ceiling threshold for one or more transaction level characteristics associated with the modeling, the one or more transaction level characteristics represent respective values beyond which a subsequent transaction of the consumer is considered anomalous for that characteristic;
a detection manager that provides real-time, or substantially real-time, detection of anomalous transactions and non-anomalous transactions, wherein respective alerts are output based on detection of the anomalous transactions; and
an adaptive tuning processor that provides systematic processing one of an allowance or a rejection of the anomalous and non-anomalous transactions based at least in part on the respective alerts,
wherein the systematic processing integrates the consumer ceiling threshold via the modeling to base the one of allowance or rejection on at least the modeled transaction attributes and the subsequent transaction by individually tuning a plurality of segments of the modeled transaction attributes on an ongoing basis; and
wherein the components execute to mitigate fraud in a computing environment.

US Pat. No. 10,482,462

AUTOMATIC TELLER MACHINE GAME-BASED AUTHENTICATION FUNCTIONALITY

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., ...

1. A method for implementing gamification in a user interface, comprising a plurality of electronic operations executed with a processor and memory of a customer financial transaction device, the plurality of electronic operations including:designating a defined interaction to be received from a user in a session with the customer financial transaction device, the defined interaction provided from authentication input in a game scenario of a gamified user interface authentication display;
receiving a user input from the user with the customer financial transaction device in connection with a presentation of the game scenario with the gamified user interface authentication display;
evaluating the user input received with the customer financial transaction device to determine whether the user input corresponds to the defined interaction;
authenticating the user in the session in response to determining that the user input received with the customer financial transaction device corresponds to the defined interaction; and
performing a security verification in response to determining that the user input received with the customer financial transaction device does not correspond to the defined interaction;
wherein authenticating the user in the session occurs in response to additionally successfully performing the security verification;
wherein the security verification includes verification of biometric information of the user, the biometric information obtained from a biometric scan of the user performed in connection with the receiving of the user input with the customer financial transaction device; and
wherein the user input received from the user in connection with the presentation of the game scenario increases an amount of time of visual user attention to the customer financial transaction device or an amount of time of finger contact with a screen of the customer financial transaction device.

US Pat. No. 10,482,458

USER EQUIPMENT, SERVICE PROVIDING DEVICE, PAYMENT SYSTEM COMPRISING THE SAME, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER PROGRAM RECORDED THEREON

SK Planet Co., Ltd., Seo...

1. A service providing device, comprising:a communication unit which receives information on a payment card, a PIN number corresponding to the payment card, position information of user equipment of a user attempting to purchase an item at a physical payment store, position information of one or more devices in the vicinity of the user equipment, and identification information of the user equipment which are transmitted from the user equipment, wherein the one or more devices that are in the vicinity of the user equipment are located at the physical payment store; and
a control unit which determines whether the position information of the user equipment is located within a predetermined radius from the position information of the one or more devices located at the physical payment store for primary verification of the purchase, checks a type of the payment card from among one or more payment cards issued to the user equipment that is being used to purchase the item, payment date and time information associated with the attempted purchase of the item at the physical store, and position information of the physical payment store when the position information of the user equipment is located within the predetermined radius from the position information of the one or more devices located at the physical payment store as a determination result, and performs secondary verification based on a distance difference between the position information of the user equipment and position information of the physical payment store where the payment is made by the payment card and a time difference between a present time and the payment date and time information when the payment is made by the payment card.

US Pat. No. 10,482,446

PAYMENT SYSTEM

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. At least one machine readable medium comprising one or more instructions that when executed by at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:couple an electronic device to a physical point of sale terminal using enhanced privacy identification (EPID), wherein the electronic device includes a monitory account;
verify the monitory account with an account institution using EPID; and
request an action related to the monitory account using an EPID key, wherein the EPID key includes an anonymous EPID random base and a non-anonymous EPID named base, wherein the requested action is related to a sale of goods or services and includes changing a monitory value of the monitory account, wherein the monitory account is updated when the requested action is verified.

US Pat. No. 10,482,442

CROSS-PLATFORM ORDERING AND PAYMENT-PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD

SCVNGR, INC., Boston, MA...

1. A transaction server for predictively managing consumer pickup orders for goods, the server comprising:a processor;
a communication facility in communication, over a telecommunication system, with (i) a plurality of merchant point-of-sale (POS) systems, (ii) a plurality of merchant ordering servers in communication with at least some of the merchant point-of-sale POS systems and (iii) a user device;
a merchant database including records each specifying a merchant, merchant locations, goods sold by the merchant, prices of the goods, and a current wait time for order preparation received from the merchant POS system or ordering server of the specified merchant at each location; and
a user database including records each specifying a user, a user device associated with the user, payment information for the user, and order history entries each specifying goods ordered and a date and time of the order;
wherein the processor is configured to execute instructions to cause the transaction server to:
a) predict, for a user, an order for pickup at a predicted pickup time at a merchant pickup location identified by a merchant pickup geolocation based on previous orders by the user with corresponding one or more dates and times in the user database to generate a user order prediction, the user order prediction including a predicted pickup time and merchant information identifying a merchant corresponding to the user;
b) receive a user geolocation of the user;
c) based on the user geolocation and the merchant pickup geolocation, estimate a travel time of the user to the merchant pickup location;
d) transmit to the user device, via the communication facility, a proposed order corresponding to the predicted order if a current time plus the estimated travel time is not later than the predicted pickup time;
e) receive, via the communication facility, user acceptance of the proposed order; and
f) cause the proposed order to be placed with a merchant corresponding to the merchant pickup geolocation as a pickup order using the user payment information.

US Pat. No. 10,482,441

SYSTEMATIC CROWDSOURCING OF GEOLOCATION DATA

United Services Automobil...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:in response to receiving a transaction request for a transaction at a point-of-sale device, collecting location data from a device associated with the transaction at the point-of-sale device, wherein the location data is collected from a plurality of devices during a plurality of transactions;
receiving, at a computer system from the point-of-sale device via a first communication network, transaction data that includes an identification of the point-of-sale device and an identification of a payment vehicle;
determining, by the computer system, a confidence in a location of the point-of-sale device based on the location data associated with the plurality of devices, wherein the confidence indicates a reliability of the location of the point-of-sale device;
in response to the confidence of the location of the point-of-sale device being lower than a threshold confidence, determining a location of a device associated with an owner of the payment vehicle; and
generating, by the computer system, an updated confidence in the location of the point-of-sale device based at least in part on the location of the device associated with the owner of the payment vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,482,430

LIMITING CANDIDATE PLAYLISTS IN MULTI-SHOT SCHEDULING SYSTEM

iHeartMedia Management Se...

1. A method for use in an automated media scheduling system, the method comprising:determining, by a processing device:
a number of positions to be included in a shot;
a maximum index value specified by a restriction rule, wherein the maximum index value indicates a maximum relative ranking of a media item permitted to be assigned to a position, and wherein a relative ranking of the media item is determined based on a score of the media item relative to scores of other media items;
a specific number of shots to be generated based on the number of positions and the maximum index value;
generating, by the processing device, the specific number of shots, by assigning media items to each of the number of positions in each of the specific number of shots;
determining, by the processing device for each of the specific number of shots, aggregate scores of the media items assigned to each of the number of positions; and
scheduling, by the processing device, a best-scoring shot for transmission based on the aggregate scores.

US Pat. No. 10,482,428

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESENTING METAPHORS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A device for use in a communication system for managing communication over a communication network between an individual and one or more entities seeking to communicate with the individual, the device comprising:a controller; and
a storage medium that stores instructions to be executed by the controller,
wherein the instructions, when executed by the controller, cause the controller to perform operations comprising:
collecting information about the individual;
generating a multidimensional measure of availability and receptiveness of the individual to communicate based on the collected information and weighting factors of the collected information, wherein the multidimensional measure is represented in a plurality of dimensions, the plurality of dimensions comprising at least a context of activity dimension including a plurality of different context of activity elements for the individual, an identity of entity dimension including a plurality of different entity elements corresponding to the entities, and a metaphorical expression dimension including a plurality of different metaphorical expression elements;
generating one or more different multidimensional scenarios, each multidimensional scenario including at least a first element from the context of activity dimension, a second element from the identity of entity dimension, and a third element from the metaphorical expression dimension;
control initiating of a communication process with the individual by a first entity of the entities, based on a first scenario of the one or more different multidimensional scenarios that includes a second element corresponding the first entity;
generate, based on at least the first element and third element for the first scenario, a metaphor comprising media content depicting an intermediary,
wherein at least a portion of the media content comprises synthesized media content, wherein audio content of the media content comprises a synthesized audio portion, and wherein visual content of the media content comprises a synthesized image portion;
wherein the media content is generated based on information obtained in a vicinity of the individual;
wherein the operations further comprise receiving image information from an image sensor located in the vicinity of the individual, and receiving audio information from an audio system located in the vicinity of the individual;
provide queries via the intermediary during a communication exchange between a first entity and the intermediary according to a communication access policy based on the first scenario; and control the communication process based on responses to the queries, wherein the communication system is implemented by an artificial intelligence system.

US Pat. No. 10,482,423

AUTOMATED INVENTORY CONTROL SYSTEM

LogiQuip LLC, Galesburg,...

1. An inventory management system, comprising:a storage space having a floor;
a divider pivotable on the floor of the storage space between an upright position in which the divider separates the storage space into a front storage section and a rear storage section and a recumbent position in which the divider is positioned forwardly and downwardly from the upright position to facilitate access to the rear storage section; and
a motion detector module attached to the divider, the motion detector module including an accelerometer and a radio frequency transmitter in communication with the accelerometer and configured to emit radio frequency signals when the divider is rotated from the upright position to the recumbent position, wherein the housing includes a tab projecting from an upper surface of the housing for resiliently engaging a return leg on an upper horizontal ledge portion projecting from a vertical portion of a divider, and a clip having a base portion that is configured for engaging a first face of a divider and a cantilevered portion for engaging a second face of the divider opposite the first face, whereby the motion detector is releasably attachable to the divider.

US Pat. No. 10,482,420

ON DEMAND LOCKER SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS FOR DELIVERING A PACKAGE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method of delivering a package to a customer, the method comprising: receiving, by a computer system, an instruction from a customer via a network to deliver a package to a selected facility from which the package can be picked up by the customer, wherein the selected facility is selected by the customer from a plurality of facilities, the selected facility comprising an on-demand locker system including a plurality of lockers; initiating, by the computer system, delivery of the package to the selected facility; storing, by the computer system, an identification of the package and an identification of a storage location within the selected facility where the package is stored, the identification of the package and the identification of the storage location being stored in a memory storage device; causing, by the computer system when the package is available at the selected facility, a notification to be displayed on an electronic client device to inform the customer that the package is at the selected facility; causing, by the computer system when the package is available at the selected facility, a network link to be displayed on the electronic client device that is selectable by the customer; in response to an indication that the network link has been selected, performing a package pickup process comprising: retrieving, by the computer system, the identification of the package and the identification of the storage location from the memory storage device; initiating, by the computer system, transfer of the package from the storage location to a locker of the plurality of lockers, the locker having a closed configuration that blocks access to the package by the customer; sending, by the computer system, an access code to the electronic client device that, when entered via an input device co-located with the plurality of lockers, enables access to the locker to retrieve the package; receiving, by the computer system, entry of the access code; and in response to receipt of the access code, reconfiguring, by the computer system, the locker from the closed configuration into an open configuration that provides the customer with access to the package to retrieve the package from the locker.

US Pat. No. 10,482,407

IDENTIFYING RESOURCE ALLOCATION DISCREPANCIES

Apptio, Inc., Bellevue, ...

1. A method for identifying allocation discrepancies using a network computer that employs one or more processors to execute instructions that perform actions, comprising:instantiating a resource modeling engine to perform actions, including:
providing a plurality of data models and a plurality of benchmark models to a separately instantiated analysis engine, wherein the plurality of data models are each comprised of two or more nodes and one or more edges from a memory that is configured and arranged to store the plurality of data models, and wherein each node represents a model object and each edge represents a resource allocation; and
providing one or more discrepancy models to the analysis engine, wherein each discrepancy model includes one or more rules, wherein the analysis engine is employed to search for discrepancies in the plurality of data models based on the one or more discrepancy models and the plurality of benchmark models; and
instantiating a visualization engine to use one or more discrepancies that are identified by the analysis engine to perform further actions, including:
providing one or more notifications to one or more users, wherein geolocation information based on electronic signals processed by a Global Positioning System (GPS) device is employed to improve understanding of a visual display for one or more users by modifying the visual display of the notifications based on a location of a client computer employed by the one or more users, wherein the modification includes one or more of time zone, currency, calendar format, or language and, wherein the resource modeling engine modifies the one or more discrepancy models based on subsequent feedback provided by the one or more users in the visual display and also employs the one or more of time zone, currency, calendar format, or language to modify one or more of a user interface, a report, an internal process, or a database.

US Pat. No. 10,482,403

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DESIGNING OF TASKS FOR CROWDSOURCING

CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICE...

1. An image-analysis task system, the system comprising:an application server comprising one or more micro-processors;
a requester computing device comprising a display device configured to display a Graphical User Interface (GUI);
a worker computing device of one or more crowdworkers; and
a network configured for communication of the requester computing device and the worker computing device with the application server; wherein:
the application server is configured to generate the GUI that displays output parameters including a task accuracy, a task completion time, and a task acceptance rate associated with an image-analysis task on the display device;
the application server is configured to receive first target values of the output parameters associated with the image-analysis task through the GUI, wherein the first target values include values for the task accuracy, the task completion time, and the task acceptance rate;
the application server is configured to determine first values of input parameters associated with performing the image-analysis task by performing an optimization process that is based on maximizing a mean value of a lognormal of the task accuracy, maximizing an inverse of a mean value of a lognormal of the task completion time, and maximizing the task acceptance rate associated with the image-analysis task, based at least on the first target values and a model, wherein the model corresponds to a relationship between the input parameters and the output parameters;
the display is configured to display, through the GUI, a plurality of first solutions of the optimization process and the first values of the input parameters associated with the plurality of first solutions;
the application server is configured to receive, through the GUI, second target values of the output parameters, the second target values replacing the first target values;
the application server is configured to determine second values of the input parameters by performing the optimization process based on the model and the second target values;
the display is configured to display, to a requester through the GUI, a plurality of second solutions of the optimization process and the second values of the input parameters associated with the plurality of second solutions;
the application server is configured to receive, through the GUI, a first input selecting a second solution from the plurality of second solutions and a second input accepting the second values of the input parameters; and
the application server is configured to transmit the image-analysis task and the second values of the input parameters to the worker computing device to enable the one or more crowdworkers to perform the image-analysis task according to the second values of the input parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,482,400

COGNITIVE ROUTE PLANNING FOR UNIT REPLENISHMENT IN A DISTRIBUTED NETWORK

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:determining, by a system operatively coupled to one or more processors, a time limit for unit replenishment at a unit dispensing device based on a unit depletion rate for the unit dispensing device, wherein the time limit indicates an amount of time remaining until the unit dispensing device is depleted of units;
generating, by the system, a route plan for the unit replenishment based on the unit depletion rate, the time limit, and respective unit depletion rates and respective time limits for other unit dispensing devices of a set of unit dispensing devices;
updating, by the system, the time limit for the unit replenishment at the unit dispensing device based on an indication that depletion of the units does not conform to the unit depletion rate;
generating, by the system, a second route plan based at least on the updating, the generating the second route plan comprising:
increasing a travel time for the unit replenishment based on a determination that the time limit for the unit replenishment at the unit dispensing device has decreased, or
decreasing the travel time for the unit replenishment based on a second determination that the time limit for the unit replenishment at the unit dispensing device has increased; and
dispatching, by the system, at least one unit replenishment vehicle according to the second route plan.

US Pat. No. 10,482,395

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR DIGITAL ACCOUNT THREAT DETECTION

Sift Science, Inc., San ...

1. A system for identifying malicious appropriation or malicious access of an online account, the system comprising:an application programming interface that is in operable communication with a remote digital threat mitigation platform and that is configured to generate an API request to the remote digital threat mitigation platform for an account takeover (ATO) risk score for an activity session involving the online account;
the remote digital threat mitigation platform being implementing with one or more computing servers that receive, via a communication network, the API request for the ATO risk score and in response to receiving the API request for the ATO risk score, performs:
collecting digital event data associated with the online account;
implementing an ATO feature extractor comprising a machine learning classifier that is trained to classify a plurality of disparate ATO features from the collected digital event data and extract ATO features that signal a positive likelihood of an existence of malicious activity in the activity session involving the online account; and
implementing an ATO classifier that evaluates a plurality of distinct ATO heuristics based on inputs of the ATO features extracted from the collected digital event data and classifies which of the plurality of distinct ATO heuristics is triggered by the ATO features, wherein evaluating the plurality of distinct ATO heuristics includes mapping each of the ATO features to one or more distinct ATO heuristics of the plurality of distinct ATO heuristics;
identifying the one or more distinct ATO heuristics of the plurality of distinct ATO heuristics with a mapping to at least one of the ATO features;
identifying one or more distinct ATO risk levels based on a mapping of each of the identified one or more distinct ATO heuristics to each of a plurality of distinct ATO risk levels;
computing the ATO risk score for the activity session involving the online account based on the identified one or more distinct ATO risk levels, wherein the ATO risk score indicates a likelihood that the activity session involving the online account is a result of malicious appropriation or malicious access of the online account; and
returning, via the API, the ATO risk score thereby enabling an online service provider associated with the online account to perform one or more of automatically requesting user verification, approving, holding, and cancelling an activity or an online transaction associated with the activity session if the ATO risk score satisfies an ATO threat threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,482,381

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRIGGERING THE AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF NARRATIVES

NARRATIVE SCIENCE INC., ...

1. A method for applying artificial intelligence technology to process a data set and automatically generate a narrative story about the data set, the method comprising:a processor executing a story evaluation program, wherein the story evaluation program executing step comprises computing an evaluation indicator about the data set according to defined metrics, the evaluation indicator indicating whether the narrative story about the data set is to be generated;
explicitly representing metrics for use by the story evaluation program to determine whether the narrative story about the data set is to be generated via a plurality of angle data structures representative of a plurality of angles, wherein each angle data structure is representative of a characterization of data and has an associated applicability condition for testing against the data set as part of the computing step to determine whether the associated angle data structure appropriately characterizes the data set;
the processor triggering an execution of a story generation program in response to the evaluation indicator indicating that the narrative story about the data set is to be generated;
the processor executing the story generation program in response to the triggering step, the story generation program executing step comprising automatically rendering the narrative story about the data set based on an angle data structure that is deemed to appropriately characterize the data set; and
repeating the story evaluation program executing step, the triggering step, and the story generation program executing step with respect to a plurality of data sets to thereby automatically generate a plurality of narrative stories.

US Pat. No. 10,482,380

CONDITIONAL PARALLEL PROCESSING IN FULLY-CONNECTED NEURAL NETWORKS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising a plurality of processors, the system programmed by executable instructions to at least:obtain data defining an artificial neural network, the artificial neural network comprising a first layer of nodes, a second layer of nodes, and a third layer of nodes, wherein the first layer comprises more nodes than the second layer, and wherein the second layer comprises fewer nodes than the third layer;
provide parallelization of processing operations of the artificial neural network to reduce communications between the plurality of processors by conditionally synchronizing, among the plurality of processors, individual processing operations of the plurality of processors, wherein the executable instructions to provide parallelization of the processing operations of the artificial neural network comprise executable instructions to:
provide to a first processor of the plurality of processors, based at least partly on the first layer comprising more nodes than the second layer and the second layer comprising fewer nodes than the third layer:
a first column of input data from a first data matrix, the first data matrix comprising input data for the artificial neural network;
a first row of weights from a first weight matrix, the first weight matrix comprising weights for connections between nodes of the first layer and nodes of the second layer; and
a first column of weights from a second weight matrix, the second weight matrix comprising weights for connections between nodes of the second layer and nodes of the third layer;
provide to a second processor of the plurality of processors, based at least partly on the first layer comprising more nodes than the second layer and the second layer comprising fewer nodes than the third layer:
a second column of input data from the first data matrix;
a second row of weights from the first weight matrix; and
a second column of weights from the second weight matrix;
compute, using the first processor, a first subset of columns of a second data matrix of values for the second layer, wherein the first subset is computed from the first column of input data, the first row of weights, and aggregated values received from the second processor of the plurality of processors;
compute, using the second processor, a second subset of columns of the second data matrix, wherein the second subset is computed from the second column of input data, the second row of weights, and aggregated values received from the first processor of the plurality of processors;
store, on each of the first and second processors, the second data matrix based at least partly on the second layer comprising fewer nodes than the third layer;
compute, using the first processor, a third subset of columns of a third data matrix of values for the third layer, wherein the third subset is computed from the second data matrix and the first column of weights;
compute, using the second processor, a fourth subset of columns of the third data matrix, wherein the fourth subset is computed from the second data matrix and the second column of weights; and
generate, by the plurality of processors, output of the artificial neural network using the third data matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,482,377

SYSTEM, RFID CHIP, SERVER AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING VEHICLE DATA

Brain Trust Innovations I...

1. A server device for determining a location relating to a transport service, the server device comprising:a transceiver configured to, via a network connection, receive a plurality of messages associated with a plurality of vehicles, each of the plurality of messages indicative of location information, and a pick-up request indicative of location information associated with a user;
a controller operatively coupled to the transceiver; and
one or more memory sources operatively coupled to the controller, the one or more memory sources including instructions for configuring the controller to generate an output value from a trained model based upon the location information in the pick-up request and the location information in the plurality of messages associated with the plurality of vehicles.

US Pat. No. 10,482,375

DEEP GRAPH REPRESENTATION LEARNING

PALO ALTO RESEARCH COMPAN...

1. A method of deep graph representation learning, the method comprising:calculating a plurality of base features from a graph;
adding the plurality of base features to a feature matrix;
(i) generating, by a processing device, a current feature layer from the feature matrix and a set of relational feature operators, wherein the current feature layer corresponds to a set of current features;
(ii) evaluating feature pairs associated with the current feature layer;
(iii) selecting a subset of features from the set of current features based on the evaluated feature pain; and
(iv) adding the subset of features to the feature matrix to generate an updated feature matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,482,371

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CAPTURING VISIBLE INFORMATION

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A system for sourcing visible information using a scalable vector format, comprising:one or more memory devices storing instruction; and
one or more processors configured to execute the instruction to perform operations comprising:
receiving data representing a first captured image of visible information, the first captured image comprising a plurality of first captured image pixels, the first captured image pixels being represented in the data by color information values;
determining a first most common color information value among the first captured image pixels;
identifying a first set of pixels, in the first captured image pixels, having color information values within a first threshold of the first most common color information value;
translating the first captured image data to data representing a first translated image by setting the color information values for the first set of pixels to a first color information value;
determining a second most common color information value among the first captured image pixels;
identifying a second set of pixels, in the first captured image pixels, having color information values within a second threshold of the second most common color information value;
setting the color information values for the second set of pixels to a second color information value; and
storing the first translated image data in a customer authentication database.

US Pat. No. 10,482,368

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a wireless communication module including an antenna, a control circuit, a memory connected to the control circuit, and a wired communication port;
a processing unit connected to the wireless communication module via the wired communication port; and
a switch configured to electrically connect or interrupt the antenna and the control circuit,
wherein the processing unit detects a read request from an outside via the antenna during a period that a connection between the antenna and the control circuit is interrupted by the switch.

US Pat. No. 10,482,367

REDOX ACTIVE POLYMER DEVICES AND METHODS OF USING AND MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. An active tag apparatus, comprising:an electrochemical energy storage device comprising:
a first electrode layer comprising a first redox-active polymer having mobile ions and mobile electrons, the first electrode layer having a first redox potential;
a second electrode layer comprising a second redox-active polymer having mobile ions and mobile electrons, the second electrode layer having a second redox potential higher than the first redox potential and wherein at least one of the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer further comprises a dielectric constant additive configured to screen a zwitterionic charge; and
an electrolyte layer interposed between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer, the electrolyte layer comprising a conductive polymer film configured to conduct ionic current by passing mobile ions therethrough between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer, the conductive polymer film further configured to not conduct a substantial amount of electronic current;
wherein at least one of the first redox-active polymer and the second redox-active polymer is a self-compensating polymer; and
a load device operatively coupled to the storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,482,357

OPTICAL PRINT HEAD AND IMAGE FORMING DEVICE

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An optical print head comprising:light emitting elements arranged in a line-shaped region;
drivers corresponding one to one with the light emitting elements, the drivers for causing the light emitting elements to emit light;
setters for outputting luminance signals that indicate to the drivers light emission amounts of the light emitting elements according to image data, wherein light emitted by the light emitting elements exposes a photoreceptor surface line by line;
a detector for detecting a noise component superimposed on a luminance signal, on transmission circuitry for transmitting the luminance signal from a setter to a driver, in a state in which the setter is outputting the luminance signal; and
a generator that, for each light emitting element due to emit light in a line subsequent to a line for which the detector detected the noise component, generates and causes a setter corresponding to the light emitting element to output an adjusted luminance signal such that the light emitting element emits a light emission amount according to the image data in a state in which the noise component detected by the detector is superimposed on the adjusted luminance signal,
wherein the drivers are thin film transistors, for each of which a constant voltage is applied to a source terminal, and a drain current corresponding to a gate-source voltage Vgs is supplied to cause a corresponding light emitting element to emit light, and
the detector detects the noise component superimposed on a gate voltage of the drivers.

US Pat. No. 10,482,351

FEATURE TRANSFORMATION DEVICE, RECOGNITION DEVICE, FEATURE TRANSFORMATION METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

8. A feature transformation method, comprising:receiving learning data and test data each including a plurality of samples;
determining whether weight assigned to each element included in the learning data satisfies a prescribed constraint, regularizing at least one of the weight or a feature transformation parameter transforming each of the samples included in the learning data and the test data, and deriving a value of an objective function, the transformation parameter is a parameter of a transformation operation;
deriving the weight, deriving the feature transformation parameter, and optimizing the weight and the feature transformation parameter based on the objective function related to the weight and the feature transformation parameter; and
transforming an element included in the learning data and the test data based on the feature transformation parameter by using the transformation operation, wherein
the objective function includes a difference between the training data and data obtained by applying an inverse operation to the transformed learning data and a difference between the test data and data obtained by applying the inverse operation to the transformed test data, the inverse operation being an inverse operation of the transform operation.

US Pat. No. 10,482,343

GOVERNMENT ID CARD VALIDATION SYSTEMS

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. A computer-implemented method for pre-validation of identification images, the method comprising:capturing, by an image capturing device of a mobile computing device, one or more images of an identification card;
analyzing, by a processor of the mobile computing device, one or more quality features of the one or more images, wherein the analyzing comprises:
determining, utilizing an application having a trained neural network and based on the one or more quality features, whether at least a first image of the one or more captured images is unusable by a remote post-validation platform, the neural network having been trained using a dataset including images that have been rejected by the post-validation platform; and
responsive to the determining that the at least a first image is unusable, outputting by the mobile computing device, feedback instructions to capture one or more new images for determining whether the one or more new images are unusable by the post-validation platform.

US Pat. No. 10,482,332

PEDESTRIAN DETERMINING APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING WHETHER AN OBJECT IS A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING AHEAD OF AN OWN VEHICLE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A pedestrian determining apparatus for determining whether an object is a pedestrian crossing ahead of an own vehicle, the pedestrian determining apparatus comprising:an object detecting unit that detects, based on waves reflected by an object, the object as a radar-based object, the reflected waves being generated based on reflection, by the object, of radar waves transmitted ahead of the own vehicle;
a likelihood calculating unit that calculates, for the radar-based object detected by the object detecting unit, a likelihood of the radar-based object being a pedestrian crossing ahead of the own vehicle; and
a pedestrian determining unit that:
determines whether the calculated likelihood is equal to or higher than a predetermined threshold; and
determines that the radar-based object is a pedestrian crossing ahead of the own vehicle upon determination that the calculated likelihood is equal to or higher than the predetermined threshold,
the likelihood calculating unit being configured to set the likelihood for the radar-based object to be lower for a state in which the radar-based object is detected as a part of a group of objects arranged at regular intervals than for a state in which the radar-based object is not detected as a part of the group of objects arranged at regular intervals.

US Pat. No. 10,482,325

USER AUTHENTICATION METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE SUPPORTING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user authentication method for an electronic device, the method comprising:detecting a content execution event;
confirming an authentication level of content requiring iris authentication among a plurality of authentication methods, based on the detected content execution event;
acquiring an appearance image through a camera unit;
extracting valid regions related to an iris of a user from the acquired appearance image;
re-acquiring the appearance image when the valid regions do not include preset certain iris regions of the user; and
performing authentication of the user by comparing iris authentication reference information related to the confirmed authentication level with the extracted valid regions.

US Pat. No. 10,482,315

DISPLAY APPARATUS, DISPLAY METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display unit that displays a first image for assisting a cooker with a cooking action;
a processor; and
a memory that stores a program,
wherein, the program causes the processor to function as:
an obtaining unit that obtains a recognition result of recognizing a foodstuff serving as a cooking target on the basis of a photographed image obtained from a camera;
a determination unit that determines whether a recognized foodstuff indicated by the recognition result is present in a superposable area where the first image can be superposed on the recognized foodstuff, out of a displayable area of the display unit; and
a display control unit that causes the display unit to:
(i) superpose the first image on the recognized foodstuff when the determination unit determines that the recognized foodstuff is present in the superposable area; and
(ii) display a second image generated on the basis of the recognized foodstuff included in the photographed image obtained from the camera and superpose the first image on the second image when the determination unit determines that the recognized foodstuff is not present in the superposable area.

US Pat. No. 10,482,273

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACTIVATING A DATA ENTRY MECHANISM FOR AN APPLICATION BASED ON SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

AO Kaspersky Lab, Moscow...

1. A method for activating a data entry mechanism for an application based on security requirements, the method comprising:detecting, by a hardware processor, an activity state of the application during an execution of the application on a user device;
determining, by the hardware processor, the security requirements associated with the detected activity state, wherein the determined security requirements comprise properties for the data entry mechanism;
activating, by the hardware processor, the data entry mechanism for receiving user input for the application, wherein the data entry mechanism is based on the determined security requirements; and
receiving, by the hardware processor, user input in accordance with the activated data entry mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,482,270

METHOD FOR PROCESSING DATA STREAMS WITH MULTIPLE TENANTS

ABS Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

14. Method of secure processing of input data by a stream processing network having a first and a second processing unit, wherein the method comprises:a) transmitting first and second data streams over a communication channel, the first and second data streams being mixed together as input data transmitted over the same communication channel;
b) receiving the input data from the same communication channel, wherein the input data includes the first data stream associated with a first owner and the second data stream associated with a second owner;
c) distinguishing data packets of the first data stream from that of the second data stream;
d) securely processing the first data stream with the first processing unit; and
e) securely processing the second data stream with the second processing unit;
wherein contents of the first data stream are not revealed to the second processing unit and contents of the second data stream are not revealed to the first processing unit;
further comprising decrypting the first data stream by the first processing unit using a first decryption key corresponding to a first encryption key used for encrypting the first data stream, and decrypting the second data stream by the second processing unit using a second decryption key corresponding to a second encryption key used for encrypting the second data stream;
wherein the encrypting and processing are carried out by homomorphic encryption.

US Pat. No. 10,482,266

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR USING CIPHER OBJECTS TO PROTECT DATA

Sertainty Corporation, N...

1. A system for improved security of computer systems, comprising:a computer-readable medium having computer-executable instructions stored thereon, the instructions comprising:
a computer-based intelligent cipher transfer object comprising a digital mixture of a set of participants, said set of participants comprising:
owner data;
one or more outer cloaking patterns configured to be applied to the set of participants such that an interim cipher object is created; and
a portable dynamic rule set, said portable dynamic rule set comprising an identity module, an intelligence module, and one or more inner cloaking patterns, each inner cloaking pattern including (i) a transformation to be applied to some participants of the set of participants and (ii) a description for reversing the transformation;
wherein, in response to execution by one or more processors of the system, the instructions cause the intelligent cipher transfer object to internally perform the steps of:
receiving, from an external agent, a request to access some or all of the set of participants;
attempting to verify that the external agent is authorized to access some or all of the set of participants as requested; and
upon verifying that the external agent is authorized, providing access to some or all of the set of participants for which the external agent has been verified for access, without providing access to unauthorized portions of the set of participants.

US Pat. No. 10,482,265

DATA-CENTRIC MONITORING OF COMPLIANCE OF DISTRIBUTED APPLICATIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:monitoring a distributed application, by a computer system, using one or more logs of information technology events in a distributed system comprising the distributed application, wherein the distributed application is an application that is executed on multiple computers simultaneously within the distributed system, and wherein the monitoring comprises collecting information technology events by a plurality of components in the distributed application,
wherein the distributed system comprises a plurality of data objects, and the distributed application uses, processes, or otherwise accesses one or more of the plurality of the data objects, and
wherein the information technology events concern the distributed application and concern accesses by the distributed application to one or more of the data objects;
correlating, by the computer system, the information technology events with a selected set of the plurality of data objects;
estimating, by the computer system, risks to the selected set of data objects based on the information technology events,
wherein estimating risks uses at least ranks of compliance rules as these rules apply to the data objects in the system and vulnerability scores of components of the distributed application corresponding to the set of data objects and information technology events,
wherein the estimated risks include a breach of the compliance rules associated with the selected set of data objects, and
wherein the compliance rules are defined by one or more regulations; and
displaying, by the computer system, information allowing a user to determine the estimated risks for the selected set of data objects, wherein the information displayed by the computer system provides the user with an estimated risk of a breach of the regulatory compliance requirements, including user selectable representations of data objects used for data-centric monitoring of compliance applications, and comprising visual indications of the estimated risk for the selected set of data objects, wherein the displayed information allows the user to perform mitigation of the estimated risks for at least one of the selected set of data objects.

US Pat. No. 10,482,256

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus holding a secure chip in which a hash value is capable of being registered, the information processing apparatus comprising:a determination unit configured to determine whether the information processing apparatus returns from an idle state;
a detection unit configured to, if the determination unit determines that the information processing apparatus returns from the idle state, detect initialization of the secure chip before starting application software; and
a control unit configured to, if detection of the initialization of the secure chip is done and restart of the information processing apparatus is not permitted, register a constant indicating that a platform configuration register (PCR) has an initial value in system return in the secure chip, and if determination that the information processing apparatus returns from an idle state is not done, control an operation of the information processing apparatus so that the hash value of the application software is registered in the secure chip.

US Pat. No. 10,482,255

CONTROLLED SECURE CODE AUTHENTICATION

Atmel Corporation, San J...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having instructions stored thereon which, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:transmitting, from a host device, a request to a client device, the request including a challenge for a property of a code stored within the client device that is to be authorized by the host device, wherein the host device has a security capability greater than the client device and is configured to control secure authorization of the code stored within the client device;
receiving, at the host device, a response to the request, the response comprising information associated with the property of the code, but without receiving a copy of the code from the client device;
verifying, by the host device, correctness of the response based on the received information associated with the property of the code stored within the client device that is to be authorized by the host device and information of an authorized code that is stored in a secure storage associated with the host device before the request is transmitted from the host device to the client device; and
determining, by the host device and based on the verifying of the correctness of the response, that the code stored within the client device is authorized,
wherein the host device comprises the secure storage configured to store the information of the authorized code, and wherein the information of the authorized code comprises at least one of a copy of the authorized code, a digest of the authorized code, a signature of the authorized code, and a message authentication code (MAC) of the authorized code.

US Pat. No. 10,482,240

ANTI-MALWARE DEVICE, ANTI-MALWARE SYSTEM, ANTI-MALWARE METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM IN WHICH ANTI-MALWARE PROGRAM IS STORED

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. An anti-malware device comprising:a storage to store risk information in which there are associated a value indicating an attribution of a first information processing device configured to execute software, a value indicating an attribution of the software, and a value that depends on the attributions of the first information processing device and the software and that indicates a degree of risk when the software is executed by the first information processing device;
a memory that stores a set of instructions; and
at least one processor configured to execute the set of instructions to:
collect the value indicating the attribution of the first information processing device from outside;
collect the value indicating the attribution of the software from outside; and
determine that the software is malware when the value indicating the degree of risk satisfies a criterion, the value being obtained by comparing the risk information with the values collected; and
transfer the software to a second information processing device when it is determined that
the software is malware, and then cause the second information processing device to execute the software.

US Pat. No. 10,482,237

METHOD FOR PROCESSING SECURITY OF APPLICATION AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE SUPPORTING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a memory comprising a normal area and a secure area, wherein data stored in the normal area may be shared without security processing while data stored in the secure area is required for the security processing, and wherein the normal area comprises a plurality of domains;
a communication interface configured to communicate with an external server; and
at least one processor operatively connected with the memory and the communication interface,
wherein the at least one processor is configured to:
control the communication interface to download an application from the external server,
determine whether the application downloaded from the external server is authenticated by analyzing metadata of the application, in response to receiving an installation request or an execution request of the application,
in response to determining that the application downloaded from the external server is authenticated, generate a first policy file associated with a domain which is accessible to the secure area among the plurality of domains based on identification information included in the metadata, and
assign the application downloaded from the external server to the domain, which is accessible to the secure area, based on the generated first policy file and a second policy file which is stored in the memory in advance.

US Pat. No. 10,482,236

METHODS, MEDIUMS, AND SYSTEMS FOR ESTABLISHING AND USING SECURITY QUESTIONS

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. An apparatus comprising:a network interface configured to interact with a server storing a blockchain;
a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing logic for a client-side program;
a hardware processor circuit;
browser logic executable on the processor circuit and configured to access, via a first browser process, a web site for which a password associated with a user is required;
password reset logic executable on the processor circuit and configured to receive a request to reset the password; and
second browser logic executable on the processor circuit and configured to:
instantiate a second browser process for resetting the password,
retrieve a question from the blockchain, the question stored in a block of the blockchain, the block comprising an answer corresponding with the question, and the block associated with the web site,
display the question,
receive a response to the question, and
create a hash of the response, wherein
the browser logic is further configured to receive the hash of the response via the first browser process,
the network interface is further configured to provide the hash of the response to the server, and
the browser logic is further configured to receive a determination that the response to the question matches the answered contained in the block of the blockchain and, in response to the determination, to reset the password.

US Pat. No. 10,482,231

CONTEXT-BASED ACCESS CONTROLS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:obtaining, from a service, information about a context of user actions to be performed as a result of a pending request made to the service by a requester authenticated with the service being fulfilled;
as a result of determining that a context validation plugin is usable to evaluate the information about the context of user actions, causing the context validation plugin to determine validity of the information about the context of user actions;
acquiring, from the context validation plugin, an indication as to whether the request is allowable based at least in part on a set of context-based rules associated with the context validation plugin and the validity of the information about the context of user actions, the context-based rules including one or more constraints on user actions based at least in part on a context of user actions associated with a request;
determining that the request is allowable based at least in part on the indication; and
providing, to the service, an indication that the set of context-based rules allows fulfillment of the request.

US Pat. No. 10,482,230

FACE-CONTROLLED LIVENESS VERIFICATION

Sensory, Incorporated, S...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computing device from a user, an indication that the user wishes to access a secured resource on the computing device;
attempting, by the computing device, to authenticate the user based on first biometric data presented by the user to a biometric-based authentication system of the computing device; and
if the attempting to authenticate the user is successful:
presenting, by the computing device in a graphical user interface (GUI), a first visual target in a sequence of visual targets, the first visual target being presented at a random location in the GUI;
determining, by the computing device, whether the user has directed his or her gaze at the first visual target for a predetermined period of time;
if the user has directed his or her gaze at the first visual target for the predetermined period of time:
changing, by the computing device, a color of the first visual target in the GUI;
attempting, by the computing device, to re-authenticate the user based on second biometric data presented by the user to the biometric-based authentication system of the computing device; and
if the attempting to re-authenticate the user is successful, repeating the presenting and the determining steps for a next visual target in the sequence of visual targets.