US Pat. No. 10,138,181

METHOD FOR CHLORINATION AND DEHYDROGENATION OF ETHANE

ZHONGKE YIGONG (XIAMEN) C...

1. A method for chlorination and dehydrogenation of ethane, comprising:mixing a low-melting-point metal chloride in a gas phase with C2H6 at a reaction temperature;
reducing the low-melting-point metal chloride to form a liquid-state low-melting-point metal; and
chlorinating and dehydrogenizing the C2H6 to produce a mixed gas containing HCl, C2H6, C2H4, C2H2, and C2H3Cl.
US Pat. No. 10,136,646

AGRICULTURAL ENDOPHYTE-PLANT COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF USE

Indigo Ag, Inc., Boston,...

1. A method for preparing an agricultural seed preparation, comprising:a) manually or mechanically inoculating a plurality of Glycine agricultural plant seeds with a formulation comprising a purified bacterial population at a concentration of at least 104 CFU/ml in a liquid formulation or at least 104 CFU/gm in a non-liquid formulation, the bacterial population comprising a seed bacterial endophyte comprising a 16S nucleic acid sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 1446 and exhibiting the ability to produce or induce in a Glycine agricultural plant grown from the inoculated Glycine agricultural plant seed at least one of production of an auxin or production of acetoin, wherein the inoculated seeds and/or the Glycine agricultural plant grown therefrom comprises an increased production of a polypeptide of Aspartate aminotransferase glyoxysomal isozyme AAT1 precursor, wherein the seed bacterial endophyte is present in the formulation in an amount capable of providing a benefit to the inoculated Glycine plant seeds or to the Glycine agricultural plants grown from the inoculated Glycine plant seeds compared to reference Glycine seeds or reference Glycine agricultural plants, wherein the formulation further comprises a stabilizer, a fungicide, a preservative, or a combination thereof; and
(b) packaging the inoculated seeds in a container.
US Pat. No. 10,137,158

USE OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS TO REBALANCE ISCHEMIA BIOENERGETICS

The Board of Trustees of ...

5. A method for correction of a metabolic imbalance as a result of ischemia in a mammalian tissue, the method comprising:contacting a tissue suffering from ischemia or at risk of ischemia with effective dose of photosynthetic microorganisms in the presence of a light source, where the dose or concentration is sufficient to increase oxygenation and simple sugar delivery at the targeted tissue or organ, wherein the tissue is cardiac tissue that is ischemic as the result of a surgical procedure, wherein the tissue is contacted with an effective dose of photosynthetic microorganisms systemically administered in vivo.
US Pat. No. 10,137,670

ACOUSTIC MATERIAL AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

Yamaha Corporation, Hama...

1. An acoustic material comprising a plurality of wood veneers laminated via an adhesive,wherein
the veneer is impregnated with the adhesive,
adjacent veneers are substantially in contact with one another, and
the adjacent veneers are impregnated with the adhesive in an amount of no less than 1 g/m2 and no greater than 50 g/m2 per unit area in and around a boundary region of the adjacent veneers.
US Pat. No. 10,141,517

CHARGE-TRANSPORTING MATERIAL

NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIE...

1. A charge-transporting material comprising:a charge transporting substance:
a halotetracyanoquinodimethane:
a complexing agent having the ability to form a complex with the halotetracyanoquinodimethane, wherein the halotetracyanoquinodimethane and the complexing agent form a complex: and
a heteropolyacid.
US Pat. No. 10,136,647

SYNERGISTIC BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS SUBSP. KURSTAKI AND CHLORANTRANILIPROLE MIXTURES FOR DIAMONDBACK MOTH, BEET ARMYWORM, SUGARCANE BORER, SOYBEAN LOOPER AND CORN EARWORM CONTROL

VALENT BIOSCIENCES LLC, ...

1. A method of controlling a crop plant pest selected from the group consisting of Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella), Beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua), Sugarcane borer (Diatraea saccharalis), and Corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea) comprising applying a pesticidally effective amount of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki and chlorantraniliprole to a plant, wherein Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki and chlorantraniliprole are applied at a weight ratio of about 1:0.001.
US Pat. No. 10,138,440

SHOCK ABSORBER OIL COMPOSITION

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

1. A method, comprising absorbing vibrations with a shock absorber, said shock absorber comprising a shock absorber oil composition comprising:a base oil:
0. 1 mass % to 1 mass % of a component (A) comprising at least one selected from the group consisting of an acidic phosphate of phosphoric acid and lauryl alcohol, an acidic phosphate of phosphoric acid and oleyl alcohol, an amine salt of acidic phosphate of phosphoric acid and lauryl alcohol, an amine salt of acidic phosphate of phosphoric acid and oleyl alcohol, a phosphite of phosphorous acid and lauryl alcohol, a phosphite of phosphorous acid and oleyl alcohol, an amine salt of the phosphite of phosphorous acid and lauryl alcohol, and an amine salt of the phosphite of phosphorous acid and oleyl alcohol, based on a total amount of the shock absorber oil composition;
0.1 mass % to 1 mass % of a component (B) that is stearic acid amide, based on the total amount of the shock absorber oil composition; and
0.01 mass % to 0.1 mass % of a component (C) that is at least one primary amine selected from the group consisting of monooleyl amine and monolauryl amine, based on the total amount of the shock absorber oil composition,
wherein:
the primary amine (C) is the only amine in the shock absorber oil composition;
the shock absorber oil composition does not contain an ?-olefin copolymer; and
during the absorbing, the high speed friction coefficient between the metals of the shock absorber at a speed of 10 mm/s ranges from 0.108 to 0.112, the low-speed friction coefficient between metals of the shock absorber at a speed of 0.3 mm/s ranges from 0.091 to 0.097, and the ratio between the low-speed friction coefficient to the high-speed friction coefficient ranges from 0.843 to 0.873.
US Pat. No. 10,136,648

FISH ATTRACTION COMPOSITION

1. A fish attractant comprising:a) one or more polyethylene glycol polymers having a mw of about 300 to 4600 in an amount of 19% to 53% by weight of said fish attractant;
b) a polyethylene wax having a mw of about 220 to 560 in an amount of about 7% to 22% by weight of said fish attractant;
c) petroleum jelly in an amount of about 8% about 24% by weight of said fish attractant;
d) a scent in an amount sufficient to attract fish when immersed in water.
US Pat. No. 10,136,649

METHODS FOR SCREENING BACTERIA, ARCHAEA, ALGAE, AND YEAST USING CRISPR NUCLEIC ACIDS

North Carolina State Univ...

1. A method of killing a wild-type bacterial cell having a functional endogenous Cascade-Cas3 CRISPR system within a population of bacterial cells, comprising:introducing into the population of bacterial cells a heterologous nucleic acid construct comprising a Cascade-Cas3 CRISPR array (crRNA, crDNA) comprising (5? to 3?) a repeat-spacer-repeat sequence or a repeat-spacer sequence,
wherein the spacer of said repeat-spacer-repeat sequence or said repeat-spacer sequence comprises a nucleotide sequence that is 100% complementary to a target sequence of the wild-type bacterial cell, the target sequence having at least 10 consecutive nucleotides adjacent to a protospacer-adjacent motif (PAM) recognized by the functional endogenous Cascade-Cas3 CRISPR system,
thereby killing the wild-type bacterial cell within the population of bacterial cells;
provided that the following are not introduced into the population of bacterial cells:
(a) an exogenous Cas3 polypeptide that recognizes a complex of Cascade and the Cascade-Cas3 CRISPR array, and an exogenous nucleic acid construct encoding said exogenous Cas3 polypeptide; and
(b) an exogenous Cascade polypeptide that recognizes the Cascade-Cas3 CRISPR array, and an exogenous nucleic acid construct encoding said Cascade polypeptide.
US Pat. No. 10,138,186

PROCESS FOR MAKING BIOBASED PROPYLENE GLYCOL FROM LACTIC ACID ESTERS

Archer Daniels Midland Co...

1. A process for making a biobased propylene glycol product at least in part from a carbohydrate-derived feed, comprising reacting a feed comprised of propylene glycol lactic acid ester with hydrogen in propylene glycol in the presence of a catalyst, in a liquid phase reaction.
US Pat. No. 10,137,163

MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA EXTRACTS AND USES OF THE SAME

TAIWAN SUGAR CORPORATION,...

1. A method for inhibiting Wnt/?-catenin signal transduction pathway in a subject comprising administering to the subject in need an effective amount of a Melaleuca quinquenervia extract, wherein the extract is prepared by a method comprising the following steps:(a) extracting Melaleuca quinquenervia with a second polar solvent to provide a first extraction fluid, wherein the second polar solvent is methanol, water, or a combination thereof;
(b1?) partitioning the first extraction fluid with a C5-C8 alkane and removing the alkane phase;
(b2?) partitioning the product of step (b1?) with ethyl acetate and removing the ethyl acetate phase;
(b) partitioning the product of step (b2?) with a first polar solvent and collecting the first polar solvent phase, wherein the first polar solvent is a C3-C6 alcohol; and
(c) optionally removing the first polar solvent from the first polar solvent phase.
US Pat. No. 10,137,164

DIETARY SUPPLEMENT COMPOSITIONS

Melaleuca, Inc., Idaho F...

1. A composition consisting essentially of:(a) between about 0.01 and about 0.40 mg of huperzine A,
(b) between about 200 mg and about 3000 mg of acetyl-L-carnitine,
(c) between about 50 mg to about 1000 mg of Bacopa monnieri,
(d) between about 25 mg and about 400 mg of curcumin,
(e) between about 100 IU and about 800 IU of Vitamin E,
(f) between about 0.1 mg and about 10 mg of folic acid, and
(g) between about 0.006 mg and about 2.5 mg of Vitamin B12;
wherein said composition is in the form of a tablet or capsule.
US Pat. No. 10,138,446

CLEANING PRODUCT

1. A cleaning product comprising a spray dispenser and a cleaning composition suitable for spraying and foaming, the composition housed in the spray dispenser wherein the composition comprises:i) about 2 to about 15% by weight of a surfactant system comprising an alkyl ethoxylated sulfate anionic surfactant and a co-surfactant selected from the group consisting of amphoteric surfactant, zwitteronic surfactant and mixtures thereof;
ii) a glycol ether solvent selected from the group consisting of glycol ethers of Formula I: R1O(R2O)nR3, Formula II: R4O(R5O)nR6 and mixtures thereof wherein
R1 is a linear or branched C4, C5 or C6 alkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted phenyl,
R2 is ethyl or isopropyl, R3 is hydrogen or methyl and n is 1, 2 or 3
R4 is n-propyl or isopropyl, R5 is isopropyl, R6 is hydrogen or methyl and n is 1, 2 or 3;
iii) bicarbonate; and
iv) an alkanol amine.
US Pat. No. 10,137,166

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR AFFECTING MOVEMENT OF CONTAMINANTS, BODILY FLUIDS OR OTHER ENTITIES, AND/OR AFFECTING OTHER PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A composition for making an in vivo barrier structure, comprising self-assembling peptidomimetics, comprising between 6-64 alternating hydrophobic and hydrophilic residues,wherein the hydrophilic residues alternate between positively-charged and negatively-charged residues,
wherein the self-assembling peptidomimetics are copolymers of two or more selected from the group consisting of ?-peptides, ?-peptides,?-peptides, and ?-peptides,
wherein the self-assembling peptidomimetics are able, upon interaction with at least one ionic species present at a site of a wound or injury or surgery on or in a subject, to form a structure that inhibits movement of a bodily fluid and/or contaminant of the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,138,447

FRAGRANCE INTENSITY ENHANCED PRODUCTS AND METHODS THEREFOR

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A product container comprising:a lid, cap or cover,
a product comprising a first fragrance; and
a fragrance-containing gel comprising a second fragrance,
wherein the fragrance-containing gel is disposed on an interior surface of the lid, cap or cover and is not exposed to a space outside of the product container until the lid, cap or cover is at least partially removed;
wherein the concentration of the second fragrance in the fragrance-containing gel is greater than the concentration of the first fragrance in the product; and
wherein the fragrance-containing gel contains 85 to 95 weight % of the second fragrance and is present on the interior surface of the lid, cap or cover in an amount of 0.02 to 0.2 g.
US Pat. No. 10,137,429

MOLECULAR ENCAPSULATION IN METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORK CRYSTALS

THE TRUSTEES OF BOSTON CO...

1. A host-guest complex comprising a metal-organic framework (MOF) as a host and a molecule as a guest, wherein the guest is encapsulated within the host; wherein the guest has a diameter larger than the aperture size of the host; wherein the MOF is (ZIF-8), and wherein the molecule is M-PPh3.
US Pat. No. 10,137,436

HYDROGENATION CATALYST FOR HEAVY HYDROCARBON OIL AND HYDROGENATION METHOD FOR HEAVY HYDROCARBON OIL

COSMO OIL CO., LTD., Tok...

1. A hydrogenation catalyst for heavy hydrocarbon oil,wherein at least one of metals in Group 6 of the periodic table is supported on a zinc-containing alumina carrier containing 1% by mass to 15% by mass of zinc oxide particles having an average particle diameter of 2 ?m to 12 ?m based on the carrier,
the average pore diameter is 18 nm to 35 nm, and
the specific surface area is 70 m2/g to 150 m2/g.

US Pat. No. 10,143,052

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) WARM ON DIM CIRCUIT

LuxTech, LLC, Philadelph...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) dimmer circuit, comprising:at least one white LED;
a first controllable current source coupled to the at least one white LED and configured to produce a current that increases linearly as a dimming level increases;
at least one deep red LED; and
a second controllable current source coupled to the at least one deep red LED and configured to produce a current that increases linearly as the dimming level increases, the dimming level having a maximum level.

US Pat. No. 10,143,001

MPTCP SCHEDULING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed in a Multipath Transmission Control Protocol (MPTCP) scheduler which is scheduling a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) flow between a first peer and an MPTCP capable second peer, the method comprising:setting up the TCP flow comprising at least two sub-flows connecting the MPTCP capable second peer, each sub-flow being associated with an address for the MPTCP capable second peer;
receiving external information relating to at least one of the at least two sub-flows, wherein the received external information comprises information that one of the at least two sub-flows will be terminated due to a handover; and
scheduling data in the TCP flow based on the received external information, wherein the scheduling comprises choosing which sub-flow or sub-flows of the at least two sub-flows to schedule the data based on the received external information, and the scheduling comprises choosing another sub-flow without waiting for an acknowledgement when the data has been lost due to termination of the one of the at least two sub-flows due to the handover.

US Pat. No. 10,142,979

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR MAPPING THE CONTROL CHANNEL TO PHYSICAL RESOURCE USING BLOCK INTERLEAVER IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a plurality of physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs) in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:inputting symbol groups for the plurality of PDCCHs to a block interleaver;
outputting permuted symbol groups from the block interleaver;
mapping the outputted symbol groups to resource elements allocated for transmitting the plurality of PDCCHs in a subframe; and
transmitting the plurality of PDCCHs in the subframe,
wherein the outputted symbol groups are cyclically shifted using a cell identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,142,935

AUTONOMOUS RECEIVE (RX) DETECTOR FOR A RADIO MODULE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:detecting, in a first hardware circuit module comprising a first portion of a receive path, whether a radio frequency (RF) signal has been received, the first portion of the receive path comprising at least one amplifier coupled to a mixer; and
if the received RF signal is detected, sending a control signal to wake up a second hardware circuit module comprising a second portion of the receive path that was previously powered down, the first portion of the receive path being coupled in series with the second portion of the receive path, wherein the second portion of the receive path comprises at least one of baseband circuitry or an analog-to-digital converter.

US Pat. No. 10,142,865

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR SIMULATING PER USER EQUIPMENT (UE) SLOW AND FAST SIGNAL FADING FOR TESTING AIR INTERFACE DEVICES

KRYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A method for testing an air interface device using signals with simulated per-user equipment (UE) signal fading, the method comprising:at a network equipment test device:
generating, using per-UE uplink signal generation processing chains in a multi-UE simulator of the network equipment test device, per-UE time domain uplink signals;
simulating, using the per-UE uplink signal generation processing chains, per-UE signal fading for the per-UE time domain uplink signals, wherein simulating per-UE signal fading includes using different phases and amplitudes over time to simulate different signal fading;
performing Fourier transformation of each of the per-UE time domain uplink signals to produce per-UE frequency domain uplink signals with simulated per-UE signal fading;
performing subcarrier mapping of the per-UE frequency domain uplink signals to produce a frequency domain multi-UE uplink signal with simulated per-UE signal fading;
performing inverse Fourier transformation of the frequency domain multi-UE uplink signal to produce a time domain uplink signal with simulated per-UE signal fading; and
transmitting the time domain multi-UE uplink signal with simulated per-UE signal fading to the air interface device under test.

US Pat. No. 10,142,833

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS FOR RECOGNIZING GENUINE PRODUCTS

OneSpan North America Inc...

1. An apparatus for indicating the legitimate use of a feature of a physical product covered by an intellectual property right, the apparatus comprising:an electronic intellectual property (IP) tag, the electronic IP tag comprising a wireless data communication interface, a memory for storing data, and a data processor, and
an electronic IP seal wherein the electronic IP seal comprises the electronic IP tag and further comprises a tamper detection component, the tamper detection component connected to the electronic IP tag, the tamper detection component having a physical state, wherein the tamper detection component is adapted to irreversibly change its state from an initial state into another state in response to physical deformation of an object that the tamper detection component is embedded in, and wherein the electronic IP tag and the tamper detection component are adapted such that if the tamper detection component is no longer in the initial state then said authenticating of said digital IP sign data or said electronic IP tag cannot be done successfully, wherein the physical state of the tamper detection component encodes a specific value of a tamper data element and the electronic IP tag is adapted to determine the value of the tamper data element encoded in the state of the tamper detection component and the electronic IP tag is adapted such that if the specific value of the tamper data element encoded in the state of the tamper detection component doesn't correspond to a specific pre-determined value then said authenticating of said digital IP sign data or said electronic IP tag cannot be done successfully;
whereby:
the memory is adapted to store digital IP sign data associated with said intellectual property right and comprising an identifier of said intellectual property right;
the electronic IP tag is adapted to communicate with an electronic reading device using said wireless data communication interface for sending said digital IP sign data to said electronic reading device and for exchanging data with said electronic reading device for authenticating said digital IP sign data or said electronic IP tag to said electronic reading device;
the memory is further adapted to store a private key of a public-private key pair associated to said intellectual property right; and
the data processor is adapted to perform an asymmetric cryptographic algorithm parameterized with said private key for said authenticating said digital IP sign data or said electronic IP tag to said electronic reading device, wherein the electronic IP tag is adapted to use the determined value of the tamper data element to reconstruct or determine a value of said private key.

US Pat. No. 10,142,824

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM INSTALLED IN A VEHICLE

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

1. A communication system installed in a vehicle, the communication system comprising:a short-range wireless communication device provided in a vicinity of a surface of an instrument panel of said vehicle and configured to perform short-range wireless communication with a portable communication terminal which is held by a user in front of the short-range wireless communication device, wherein
said instrument panel has a groove portion formed on the surface of said instrument panel, which is in a vicinity of said short-range wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,801

TRANSCEIVER CIRCUIT EMPLOYING SHARED DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUITRY FOR COMMUNICATING RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) ANALOG COMMUNICATIONS SIGNALS RECEIVED BY A REMOTE UNIT IN A WIRELESS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (WDS)

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A transceiver circuit provided in at least one remote unit in a wireless distribution system (WDS), comprising:downlink digital signal processing circuitry having a predefined downlink digital signal processing bandwidth, the downlink digital signal processing circuitry comprising:
a digital up-converter (DUG) configured to:
receive a downlink digital communications signal comprising a first downlink digital baseband signal in a first downlink digital channel and a second downlink digital baseband signal in a second downlink digital channel; and
generate an intermediate downlink digital communications signal comprising the first downlink digital baseband signal in a first selected downlink frequency and the second downlink digital baseband signal in a second selected downlink frequency; and
a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) configured to receive and convert the intermediate downlink digital communications signal into a downlink analog communications signal comprising a first downlink analog signal in the first selected downlink frequency and a second downlink analog signal in the second selected downlink frequency;
a first downlink analog signal path configured to:
receive the downlink analog communications signal; and
convert the first downlink analog signal into a first downlink analog radio frequency (RF) communications signal in a first downlink analog RF channel; and
a second downlink analog signal path configured to:
receive the downlink analog communications signal; and
convert the second downlink analog signal into a second downlink analog RF communications signal in a second downlink analog RF channel;
wherein the first downlink analog RF communications signal in the first downlink analog RF channel and the second downlink analog RF communications signal in the second downlink analog RF channel occupy a downlink RF spectrum wider than the predefined downlink digital signal processing bandwidth of the downlink digital signal processing circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,142,742

AUDIO SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

1. An audio system, comprising:a filtered volume determiner configured to receive a first signal, wherein the filtered volume determiner is configured to generate a second signal corresponding to a volume envelope of the first signal within a first range of selected frequencies;
a fixed volume adder coupled to the filtered volume determiner and configured to receive the second signal, wherein the fixed volume adder is configured to generate a third signal corresponding to the sum of the second signal and a fixed value;
a filtered noise generator configured to generate a fourth signal corresponding to noise substantially within a second range of selected frequencies;
a signal modulator, coupled to the fixed volume adder and to the filtered noise generator, wherein the signal modulator is configured to receive the third signal and the fourth signal, and wherein the signal modulator is configured to generate a fifth signal corresponding to a product of the third signal and the fourth signal;
a filtered volume reducer configured to receive a sixth signal substantially similar to the first signal, wherein the filtered volume reducer is configured to generate a seventh signal, wherein the seventh signal corresponds to the sixth signal having frequencies within the second range of selected frequencies reduced or eliminated; and
a mixer, coupled to the signal modulator and the filtered volume reducer, wherein the mixer is configured to receive the fifth signal and the seventh signal, and wherein the mixer is configured to generate an eighth signal substantially similar to the sum of the fifth signal and the seventh signal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,571

IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image capturing apparatus comprising:an image sensor including a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions for each of a plurality of microlenses;
readout control circuitry that performs readout control using one of a first readout method in which the plurality of photoelectric conversion portions corresponding to each of the microlenses are separated into two or more portions to read out a plurality of image signals from the image sensor, and a second readout method in which image signals of the plurality of photoelectric conversion portions corresponding to each of the microlenses are added together to read out the added image signal;
determination circuitry that determines whether an image signal read out from the image sensor has been read out using the first readout method or the second readout method, and outputs a determination result;
an adder that adds the plurality of image signals that have been read out using the first readout method, based on the determination result provided by the determination circuitry; and
adjusting circuitry that adjusts the added image signal obtained through the addition by an increased amount of the black level that has increased due to the addition performed by the adder, as an adjustment value.

US Pat. No. 10,142,488

TECHNIQUES TO EXTEND A DOORBELL CHIME

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method of security and/or automation systems comprising:receiving an input at a doorbell of a structure, the doorbell in communication with a security and/or automation system of the structure;
determining by the security and/or automation system an occupancy of the structure based on the received input; and
generating by the security and/or automation system a first alert corresponding to the received input based at least in part on the determined occupancy.

US Pat. No. 10,142,460

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING POWER FOR A MOBILE DEVICE

Premergy, Inc., Macon, G...

1. A mobile device comprising:at least one memory that stores computer-executable instructions;
at least one processor configured to access the at least one memory and execute the computer-executable instructions;
a first rechargeable battery configured to power the at least one processor;
a second rechargeable battery configured to power the at least one processor; and
one or more transistors electrically coupled to the first rechargeable battery and the second rechargeable battery, the one or more transistors configured to transition between a first state in which the one or more transistors form a series connection between the first rechargeable battery and the second rechargeable battery and a second state in which the one or more transistors form a parallel connection between the first rechargeable battery and the second rechargeable battery;
wherein the at least one processor is configured to access the at least one memory and execute the computer-executable instructions to:
determine a first voltage of the first rechargeable battery;
receive a first user request to run a first application on the mobile device;
determine that the at least one processor requires a first required voltage to run the first application;
determine that the first voltage is less than the first required voltage;
cause the one or more transistors to form the series connection between the first rechargeable battery and the second rechargeable battery;
cause the first rechargeable battery and the second rechargeable battery to power the at least one processor while the first rechargeable battery and the second rechargeable battery are connected in series;
determine that the mobile device is connected to an external power source;
cause the one or more transistors to form the parallel connection between the first rechargeable battery and the second rechargeable battery; and
cause the first rechargeable battery and the second rechargeable battery to be charged by the external power source while the first rechargeable battery and the second rechargeable battery are connected in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,142,359

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING SECURITY ENTITIES IN A COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

AWAKE SECURITY, INC., Mo...

1. A method for identifying a security entity in a computing environment, comprising:monitoring a communication between a user computer and at least one destination computer by a security appliance executed on a computing device;
extracting a plurality of selective information from the communication by the security appliance;
identifying at least one security entity based on a subset of the selective information, wherein the subset of the selective information belonging to a first time interval;
confirming an identity of the identified at least one security entity as valid for the first time interval, based on an association between a decisive identifier and the identified at least one security entity during the first time interval;
evaluating another subset of selective information belonging to a second time interval and detecting the identified at least one security entity during the second interval, based on an association between the decisive identifier and the identity of the identified at least one security entity during the second time interval;
extending the association between the identified at least one security entity and the associated decisive identifier from the first time interval to the second time interval, based on the detection;
generating a knowledge graph for the identified at least one security entity based on the associated decisive identifier for a period extending from the first time interval to the second time interval; and
analyzing a network communication between the user computer and the at least one destination computer to detect a potential threat based on information included in the knowledge graph, wherein a result of analyzing the communication is utilized to generate information to update priority of analysis of incoming packets in further network communications between the user computer and the at least one destination computer.

US Pat. No. 10,142,333

BIOMETRIC REFERENCE TEMPLATE RECORD

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

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by an authentication computing system, a biometric reference sample and a user identifier, the user identifier uniquely identifying a user from whom the biometric reference sample was captured;
processing, by the computing system, the biometric reference sample to generate biometric data;
tokenizing, by the computing system, the biometric data using a first tokenization schema;
tokenizing, by the computing system, the biometric reference sample using a second tokenization schema;
generating, by the computing system, a reference template, the reference template including the tokenized biometric data;
generating, by the computing system, a biometric reference template record, the biometric reference template record including:
a template record identifier uniquely identifying the biometric reference template record, the template record identifier being associated with the user identifier,
the reference template,
a first identifier identifying that the reference template includes tokenized biometric data, and
a second identifier identifying that the reference template includes tokenized reference sample;
digitally signing, by the computing system, the reference template using SignedData cryptographic message syntax to generate a SignedData message;
binding, by the computing system, a third identifier to the SignedData message via an attribute of the SignedData message, the third identifier identifying the first tokenization schema, wherein the attribute includes a first uniform resource identifier query string, the first uniform resource identifier query string including a first uniform resource locator identifying a first tokenization service provider capable of recovering the biometric data from the tokenized biometric data; and
binding, by the computing system, a fourth identifier to the SignedData message via an attribute of the SignedData message, the fourth identifier identifying the second tokenization schema, wherein the attribute includes a second uniform resource identifier query string, the second uniform resource identifier query string including a second uniform resource locator identifying a second tokenization service provider capable of recovering the biometric reference sample from the tokenized biometric reference sample.

US Pat. No. 10,142,321

SINGLE SIGN-ON PROCESSING FOR ASSOCIATED MOBILE APPLICATIONS

FISERV, INC., Brookfield...

1. A method for leveraging an initial server interaction session on behalf of a first mobile app for a continued server interaction session on behalf of a second mobile app, the method comprising:receiving, by a first mobile app executing on a mobile device and on behalf of a user of the mobile device, a first indication to launch the first mobile app;
receiving, by the first mobile app on behalf of the user, first authentication credentials for authenticating the user with a back-end server associated with the first mobile app;
generating, by the first mobile app, a sign-in request comprising i) information identifying the back-end server and ii) the first authentication credentials;
transmitting, by the first mobile app, the sign-in request to an application linking server;
receiving, by the first mobile app, a sign-in response comprising a session identifier indicative of an initial interaction session established with the back-end server on behalf of the user;
storing, by the first mobile app in at least one of i) memory or ii) data storage of the mobile device, the session identifier;
subsequent to storing the session identifier, receiving a second indication to launch a second mobile app;
determining, by the second mobile app executing on the mobile device based at least in part on the session identifier, that the initial interaction session with the back-end server exists and is active; and
initiating, by the second mobile app on behalf of the user, a continued interaction session with the back-end server leveraging the initial interaction session without obtaining, by the second mobile app from the user, second authentication credentials for authenticating the user with the back-end server.

US Pat. No. 10,142,298

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROTECTING DATA FLOW BETWEEN PAIRS OF BRANCH NODES IN A SOFTWARE-DEFINED WIDE-AREA NETWORK

VERSA NETWORKS, INC., Sa...

1. A method for protecting data flows between pairs of branch nodes in a software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN), the method comprising:establishing secure connections between a SD-WAN controller and branch nodes in a plurality of branch nodes, wherein each branch node advertises a half-key to the SD-WAN controller via its secure connection;
distributing advertised half-keys to branch nodes in the plurality of branch nodes via the established secure connections, wherein the advertised half-keys distributed to each branch node are the half-keys advertised by peer branch nodes of the branch node; and
encrypting payloads for transmission from a first branch node in the plurality of branch nodes to a peer branch node in the plurality of branch nodes using a shared secret key, the shared secret key generated using the half-key of the first branch node and the distributed half-key of the peer branch node.

US Pat. No. 10,142,289

SECURE INTERFACE FOR A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

Owl Cyber Defense Solutio...

1. A secure interface for a mobile communications device, comprising:output communications circuitry operable to communicate output communications with an external network, the output communications including externally-received information packets and to be externally-transmitted information packets, the output communications circuitry receiving the to be externally-transmitted information packets via an internal connection and transmitting the to be externally-transmitted information packets to the external network via an external connection and receiving the externally-received information packets from the external network via the external connection and passing the externally-received information packets via the internal connection;
private network communications circuitry operable to communicate private network communications with a mobile communications device, the private network communications including internally-received information packets and to be internally-transmitted information packets, the private network communications circuitry receiving the to be internally-transmitted information packets via an internal connection and transmitting the to be internally-transmitted information packets to the mobile communications device via an external connection and receiving the internally-received information packets from the mobile communications device via the external connection and passing the internally-received information packets via the internal connection; and
an input/output filter connected between the output communications circuitry and the private network communications circuitry and configured to separately filter the externally-received information packets and the internally-received information packets to block any undesirable packets based on programmed stored criteria, to pass filtered externally-received information packets to the internal connection of the private network communications circuitry as the to be internally-transmitted information packets, and to pass filtered internally-received information packets to the internal connection of the output communications circuitry as the to be externally transmitted information packets.

US Pat. No. 10,142,214

TRANSMISSION SYSTEM IMPLEMENTING DELAY MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL

GATESAIR, INC., Mason, O...

11. A system comprising:a transmitter that transmits a wireless signal, the transmitter comprising:
a network receiver configured to extract a timestamp from a header of each packet of a data stream received from a network, the timestamp corresponding to a time of generating each data block for each respective packet of the data stream according to a global timebase prior to a time of packetizing each data block into a respective packet, the receiver further configured to store the data blocks in a buffer of the receiver and to provide a data stream of the data blocks;
a digital-to-analog converter that converts the data blocks to a corresponding analog signal for transmission thereof in the wireless signal according to a sampling frequency; and
a delay controller that measures a delay associated with each data block of the data stream based on the timestamp relative to the global timebase, the delay controller controlling a time of the transmission of the analog signal from the transmitter based on at least one of (i) adjusting the sampling frequency of the digital-to-analog converter and (ii) adding or removing of data between the data blocks in the buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,142,049

NEAR OPTIMAL FORWARD ERROR CORRECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method of determining a near optimal forward error correction scheme, the method including the steps of:transmitting, by a first communications device, audio data over a lossy packet switched network to a second communications device, the network having preallocated estimated bandwidth, delay, and packet losses, the audio data being divided into encoded packets, where a subset of the packets includes redundant versions of the audio data;
determining, by the first communications device, a first coding rate for the audio data;
determining, by the first communications device, a peak redundancy coding rate for the redundant versions of the audio data;
determining, by the first communications device, an average redundancy coding rate over a period of time for the redundant versions of the audio data;
determining, by the first communications device, an objective function which maximizes a bitrate-perceptual audio quality mapping of the transmitted audio data including a playout function formulation;
optimising, by the first communications device, the objective function to identify optimal coding rates for redundant versions of the audio data for subsequent packets of the audio data being sent to the second communications device; and
transmitting, by the first communications device, packets of the audio data that include the redundant versions of the audio data coded at the optimal coding rate.

US Pat. No. 10,142,048

OPTICAL TRANSMISSION DEVICE, OPTICAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE, OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND OPTICAL TRANSMISSION METHOD

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An optical transmission device, comprising:a transmitting unit configured to output main signal light;
a control signal generating unit configured to output a wavelength-multiplexed optical signal including a control signal; and
a first optical multiplexing unit configured to multiplex the main signal light and the wavelength-multiplexed optical signal and transmit a transmitting signal,
wherein the control signal generating unit comprises:
a first optical modulator configured to intensity-modulate an optical signal depending on the control signal, the first optical modulator configured to output a first optical signal,
a second optical modulator configured to intensity-modulate an optical signal depending on a differential component between a prescribed signal having a constant intensity and the control signal, the second optical modulator configured to output a second optical signal,
a second optical multiplexing unit configured to output the wavelength-multiplexed optical signal in which the first optical signal and the second optical signal being multiplexed, and
a feedback circuit configured to detect one of a phase difference and an amplitude difference between the first optical signal and the second optical signal based on the wavelength-multiplexed optical signal output from the second optical multiplexing unit, and
wherein the optical transmission device further comprises:
an optical breaking unit, and
an optical splitter configured to split, into split optical signals, the wavelength-multiplexed optical signal output from the second optical multiplexing unit and output one of the split optical signals to the feedback circuit and another of the split optical signals to an optical breaking unit,
wherein the optical breaking unit is configured to block the wavelength-multiplexed optical signal being split while one of the phase difference being detected and the amplitude difference being detected is larger than a prescribed threshold value, and to output the wavelength-multiplexed optical signal being split to the first optical multiplexing unit while smaller than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,142,046

SWDM OSAS

FINISAR CORPORATION, Sun...

1. An optical subassembly (OSA), comprising:a plurality of active optical devices coupled to a carrier;
an optical component coupled to the carrier, wherein the optical component includes:
a plurality of lenses;
a port; and
a cavity that extends rearward from the port; and
a wavelength division multiplexer (MUX) or a wavelength division demultiplexer (DEMUX) positioned in the cavity in an optical path between the port and the plurality of active optical devices, the MUX or the DEMUX comprising:
a first thin film filter positioned above a first of the plurality of active optical devices and a first of the plurality of lenses;
a second thin film filter positioned above a second of the plurality of active optical devices and a second of the plurality of lenses;
a third thin film filter positioned above a third of the plurality of active optical devices and a third of the plurality of lenses; and
a mirror positioned in the optical path between the port and a fourth of the plurality of active optical devices above the fourth of the plurality of active optical devices and a fourth of the plurality of lenses.

US Pat. No. 10,142,045

INTERFERENCE COORDINATION METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring, by a second base station, time-frequency position information corresponding to cell key information of a first base station, wherein the first base station operates according to a first radio access technology having a first data scheduling granularity in which first time slots and first frequency slots of the first radio access technology are scheduled, the second base station operates according to a second radio access technology having a second data scheduling granularity in which second time slots and second frequency slots of the second radio access technology are scheduled, wherein the first data scheduling granularity is different than the second data scheduling granularity, wherein the first base station and the second base station share a time frequency resource, wherein the acquired time-frequency position information is used for determining a first time-frequency position that corresponds to the cell key information of the first base station and that is on the shared time-frequency resource, the first time-frequency position corresponds to at least one first time slot or at least one first frequency slot, and the cell key information comprises at least one piece of the following information: a cell-specific reference signal (CRS), a channel state indication-reference signal (CSI-RS), a physical broadcast channel (PBCH), and a synchronization signal;
identifying, by the second base station, a second time-frequency position of the second radio access technology that overlaps with the first time-frequency position of the first radio access technology, wherein the second time-frequency position corresponds to at least one second time slot or at least one second frequency time slot, the second time-frequency position of the second radio access technology is on the shared time-frequency resource, and the at least one first time slot or at least one first frequency slot that corresponds to the first time-frequency position is a different size than the at least one second time slot or at least one second frequency time slot that corresponds to the second time-frequency position; and
performing, by the second base station at the second time-frequency position of the second radio access technology, interference coordination with the first base station.

US Pat. No. 10,142,034

OPTICALLY TRANSMISSIVE ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING AN OPTICALLY TRANSMISSIVE LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE TO TRANSMIT OPTICAL SIGNAL TO A SECOND OPTICALLY TRANSMISSIVE LIGHT RECEIVING DEVICE THROUGH A FIRST OPTICALLY TRANSMISSIVE LIGHT RECEIVING DEVICE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An electronic device comprising:an optically transmissive light-emitting device;
first optically transmissive light-receiving device;
a second optically transmissive light-receiving device; and
arranged such that an optical signal transmitted from said light-emitting device propagates unguided from said light-emitting device, and is received by said first light-receiving device,
wherein said optically transmissive light-emitting device is configured to transmit said optical signal such that a portion of said optical signal is transmitted to said second optically transmissive light-receiving device through said first optically transmissive light-receiving device.

US Pat. No. 10,141,996

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH DISTRIBUTED RECEIVER ARCHITECTURE

DRONE RACING LEAGUE, INC....

1. A communication system, comprising:a plurality of antennas including multiple disjoint sets of multiple antennas configured to receive signals from multiple mobile sources, at least a subset of the antennas have coverage areas that are adjacent with coverage areas of antennas in another set of the multiple disjoint sets of multiple antennas;
multiple receivers; and
multiple separate signal paths including one signal path for each set of multiple antennas, each signal path configured to provide outputs from a corresponding set of multiple antennas of the multiple disjoint sets of antennas to each of the multiple receivers at the same time, each of the receivers choose to output information from one or more of the signal paths.

US Pat. No. 10,141,875

AIRCRAFT STARTING AND GENERATING SYSTEM

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. An aircraft starting and generating system, comprising:a starter/generator that includes a main machine, an exciter, and a permanent magnet generator;
an inverter/converter/controller (ICC) having a metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET)-based bridge configuration that is connected to the starter/generator and that generates alternating current (AC) power to drive the starter/generator in a start mode for starting a prime mover of the aircraft, and that converts AC power, obtained from the starter/generator after the prime mover have been started, to direct current (DC) power in a generate mode of the starter/generator; and
a main bridge gate driver configured to drive the MOSFET-based bridge;
wherein the main bridge gate driver operates to drive the MOSFET-based bridge during start mode using Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM) and during generate mode using reverse conduction based inactive rectification.

US Pat. No. 10,141,804

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODULAR AXIAL FIELD ROTARY ENERGY DEVICE

INFINITUM ELECTRIC INC., ...

1. A system, comprising:a support structure; and
a plurality of modules, each module attached to the support structure, each module comprising a respective axial field rotary energy device, and each module respectively comprises:
a housing having a sidewall, the housing fully encloses the module, and the housing includes an electrical connector coupling for electrically coupling the module to another module attached to the support structure;
a shaft rotatably mounted to the housing along an axis thereof, the shaft includes at least one keyed end for mechanically co-axially coupling to a complementary keyed end of a shaft of an adjacent module attached to the support structure;
at least one rotor coupled to the shaft, each rotor comprising magnets; and
at least one stator coupled to the housing, each stator comprising a printed circuit board (PCB) having multiple PCB layers, each PCB layer comprising non-overlapping coils.

US Pat. No. 10,141,803

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR AXIAL FIELD ROTARY ENERGY DEVICE

INFINITUM ELECTRIC INC., ...

1. An axial field rotary energy device, comprising:a rotor comprising an axis of rotation and a magnet;
a stator coaxial with the rotor, the stator comprising a printed circuit board (PCB) having a plurality of PCB layers that are spaced apart in an axial direction, each PCB layer comprises a respective plurality of co-planar coils, each coil having only two terminals for electrical connections, each coil on a given PCB layer is continuous and uninterrupted between its only two terminals, each coil on a given PCB layer is entirely non-overlapping with other coils on the given PCB layer;
wherein no two adjacent coils on a given PCB layer are directly connected, but rather the adjacent coils of every pair of adjacent coils on the given PCB layer are coupled together through one or more coils on one or more other PCB layers, so that a current flowing through a given coil on a given PCB layer flows through at least one coil on another PCB layer before flowing through an adjacent coil on the given PCB layer; and
wherein a current flowing in a given rotational direction around a first coil on a given PCB layer likewise flows in the given rotational direction around a second coil adjacent to the first coil and disposed on the given PCB layer, so that the direction of current flow in an outermost radial trace of the first coil is opposite the direction of current flow in an adjacent outermost radial trace of the adjacent second coil.

US Pat. No. 10,141,791

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATIONS DURING WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF POWER USING APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A system for controlling communication between a wireless power transmitter and at least one wireless power receiver, the system comprising:a wireless power transmitter that includes:
a first processor running a power transmitter manager application;
a first wireless communication hardware having a transmitter application programming interface (API), the transmitter API operatively coupled with the power transmitter manager application and controlling the first wireless communication hardware;
a transmitter wireless antenna array that transmits controlled wireless power waves that converge to create pockets of energy in the space proximate at least one wireless power receiver, wherein:
the transmitter wireless antenna array is at least partially responsive to instructions from the power transmitter manager application, and
the transmitter API calls the power transmitter manager application through a transmitter callback function, and the transmitter callback function sends a callback when a communication connection begins, a communication connection ends, a communication connection is attempted, or a message is received; and
the at least one wireless power receiver that includes:
a second processor running a power receiver application;
a second wireless communication hardware having a receiver API, the receiver API operatively coupled to the power receiver application and controlling the second wireless communication hardware;
a receiver wireless antenna array that receives and uses wireless power from the pockets of energy created by the wireless power transmitter, wherein the receiver wireless antenna array is at least partially responsive to instructions from the power receiver application.

US Pat. No. 10,141,722

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE RING ASSEMBLIES SUITABLE FOR LOAD CENTERS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A load center comprising:an enclosure having an interior compartment;
a back pan in the interior compartment;
one or more bus bars in the interior compartment;
a circuit breaker comprising a housing in the interior compartment electrically engaged with the one or more bus bars;
a conductive member attached to the circuit breaker; and
a thermally conductive assembly comprising at least one inner member with longitudinally opposing first and second ends and an open channel connecting the first and second ends and holding the conductive member attached to the circuit breaker therein, wherein the thermally conductive assembly further comprises at least one outer member surrounding the at least one inner member, wherein the at least one inner member is thermally conductive, wherein the at least one inner member is configured with the first end facing the circuit breaker and the second end facing the back pan, and wherein the at least one inner member is a plurality of cooperating inner members that have inner surfaces that align to form an inner perimeter surrounding the open channel.

US Pat. No. 10,141,709

TRANSIENT BRAGG GRATINGS IN OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS

B. G. Negev Technologies ...

1. An ultra-short pulse generator comprising an optical setup for forming a transient Bragg grating in an optical waveguide used as an ultra-fast light modulator in an optical waveguide, the optical setup comprising:a) an ultra-fast laser configured to emits high intensity ultra-fast pulses;
b) a cylindrical lens configured to form radiation emitted by the laser into a line that is focused on the optical waveguide; and
c) a phase mask located between the aperture and the optical waveguide;
wherein, diffraction patterns created by the phase mask for each pulse interfere to create refractive index changes at high intensity points along the waveguide at a spatial period determined by the phase mask, the wavelength, and the specific material of the waveguide, such that said refractive index changes are reversed when the radiation ceases to be focused on the waveguide, thereby forming a transient Bragg grating;
wherein, continuous wave (CW) laser radiation is injected into the optical waveguide via a circulator or a beam splitter and wherein for each pulse of the laser of the optical setup a transient Bragg grating is formed in the waveguide reflecting the CW laser radiation back to the circulator or beam splitter which outputs a signal comprised of ultra-short laser pulses whose central wavelength is the same as that of the CW laser.

US Pat. No. 10,141,704

CONNECTOR RELEASE TOOL

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A connector release tool (100) comprising:a shaft (102) having a proximal end (104) and an operative distal end (108), said proximal end (104) defining a handle portion (106), and said operative distal end (108) adapted to engage a terminal block (20) and allow removal of one or more wires (24) coupled to said terminal block (20), said distal end (108) comprising:
a shroud portion (110) having sidewalls (112), said sidewalls (112) extending away from said distal end (108) and terminating at a datum surface (114), and said sidewalls (112) further defining a channel (116) therebetween; and
a plurality of contact pins (118) extending away from said distal end (108) and into said channel (116) of said shroud portion (110), each contact pin (118) defining a tip portion (120) positioned within said channel (116) and a distance (D1) from said datum surface (114) of said sidewalls (112), and each contact pin (118) further adapted to contact an associated push-button connector (26) of said terminal block (20).

US Pat. No. 10,141,693

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH MIDDLE SHIELDING PLATE CONTACTING UPPER AND LOWER CONTACTS

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing comprising an upper contact module and a lower contact module;
a row of upper contacts retained in the upper contact module and a row of lower contacts retained in the lower contact module, the row of upper contacts including a plurality of first conductive contacts and at least one first grounding contact located at one side of the plurality of first conductive contacts, the row of lower contacts including a plurality of second conductive contacts and at least one second grounding contact located at one side of the plurality of second conductive contacts;
a metallic shielding plate located between the upper contact module and the lower contact module; wherein
each first conductive contact defines a first bottom surface covered by the upper contact module and the at least one first grounding contact defines a second bottom surface exposed on a lower surface of the upper contact module,
each second conductive contact defines a first upper surface covered by the lower contact module and the at least one second grounding contact defines a second upper surface exposed on an upper surface of the lower contact module,
the metallic shielding plate contacts the second bottom surface of the at least one first grounding contact and the second upper surface of the at least one second grounding contact, and
there are two first grounding contacts located at opposite sides of the plurality of first conductive contacts, there are two second grounding contacts located at opposite sides of the plurality of second conductive contacts, and there are two metallic shielding plates located between corresponding first and second grounding contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,141,690

ELECTRICAL PLUG AND SOCKET SECUREMENT SYSTEM

1. A device for securing engaged connectors, comprising;a first side including a retention mechanism comprising a fixed half and a movable half, the two halves connected at one edge, via a locking hinge, forming a clamp with a second opening engaging a second cord attached to a second connector;
a second side including a second retention mechanism having similar components as the first side, comprising a second fixed half and a second movable half, the two halves connected at one edge, via a second locking hinge, forming a second clamp with a second opening engaging a second cord attached to a second connector;
two elongated bars, one each attached at one end to opposing sides of the fixed half, the elongated bars each having a distal portion and a distal end extending away from the first half base past the first connector, one each of the distal ends attached at opposing sides of the second fixed half, each elongated bar including an obtuse angle at a same position on each distal portion of the elongated bars, thereby creating a greater distance between the distal portions of the two elongated bars than a first distance between the distal ends attached to the fixed half and a second distance between the hinged receptacles;
wherein the first and second connectors are oriented within the elongated bars enabling engagement of the connectors and the first and second retention mechanism prohibits separation of the connectors, when closed and locked; and
wherein a row of ratchet teeth are arranged in at least one of the tracks and a corresponding pawl at proximal end of each elongated bar in place of the hinge receptacle, wherein when the elongated bars are oriented in a linear fashion extending past the first connector, the pawl engages between two of the ratchet teeth, thereby prohibiting movement of the proximal end of the elongated bars along the track, and when the elongated bars are oriented perpendicular and below the tubular base, the pawl disengages from between the teeth enabling translation along the track.

US Pat. No. 10,141,663

COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR

EZconn Corporation, Taip...

1. A coaxial cable connector, comprising:a connector body having a threaded outer surface and a through-hole therethrough having a central axis comprising a first body opening end and a second body opening end opposite the first body opening end, wherein the through-hole has a radially inner protruding end portion disposed on an inner surface of the first connector body end, and wherein the radially inner protruding end portion has an annular inner lock back wall facing the second body opening end and a plurality of guide protrusions laterally disposed thereon, wherein the plurality of guide protrusions each has an inner guide front wall facing the first body opening end;
a first dielectric component engaged and fixed within the first body opening end of the connector body, having a cylindrical center tube, a radially protruding head end portion surrounding a front end of the cylindrical center tube, and a plurality of flexible snap hooks flaring backwards from a backside of the radially protruding head end portion along the outside of the cylindrical center tube having a plurality of backside spaces therebetween, wherein the plurality of flexible snap hooks fittably sit along the radially inner protruding end portion of the through-hole, fittably hooking and locking against the annular inner lock back wall thereof and the plurality of backside spaces fittably rest upon each of the inner guide front walls of the plurality of guide protrusions, and wherein the central axis of the connector body and first dielectric component are the same; and
a first conductor component extending through the cylindrical center tube.

US Pat. No. 10,141,588

GAS CONNECTOR

Intelligent Energy Limite...

1. A gas connector comprising:a gas outlet port; and,
a reconfigurable mating interface, which is configured to provide a first mating profile and a second mating profile, wherein the first mating profile is configured for connecting the gas connector to a first type of electronic device and the second mating profile is configured for connecting the gas connector to a second, different, type of electronic device,
wherein the first mating profile defines a first mating surface and the second mating profile defines a second mating surface, the gas connector further comprising a retractable mating member that is movable between a retracted position and an extended position, wherein, in the retracted position the mating member defines a subsection of the first mating surface, and in the extended position the mating member defines the entire second mating surface.

US Pat. No. 10,141,523

SOLUTION PROCESSABLE RED-EMITTING IRIDIUM (III) COMPLEX AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. An iridium (III) complex represented by Formula 1:
wherein Ar is C6-C20 aryl or C3-C20 heteroaryl,
Z is O, S or Se,
R1 is hydrogen, halogen, C1-C20 alkyl, C1-C20 alkoxy, cyano or nitro,
R2 is

L3 is C1-C20 alkylene,
L4 and L5 are each independently O or C1-C20 alkyleneoxy,
the aryl and heteroaryl of Ar are each independently optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, hydroxy, C1-C10 alkyl, C1-C10 alkoxy, C3-C20 cycloalkyl, or C6-C20 aryl, and
the heteroaryl of Ar comprises one or more heteroatoms selected from N, O, or S.

US Pat. No. 10,141,504

METHODS AND PROCESSES FOR FORMING DEVICES FROM CORRELATED ELECTRON MATERIAL (CEM)

ARM Ltd., Cambridge (GB)...

1. A wafer, comprising:one or more first CEM devices to operate at a first layer of the wafer; and
one or more second CEM devices to operate at a second layer positioned over the first layer of the wafer, wherein the one or more second CEM devices to operate at the second layer of the wafer comprises a through-substrate via, and wherein
the one or more first CEM devices to operate at the first layer exhibit a performance profile different from the performance profile exhibited by the one or more second CEM devices to operate at the second layer positioned over the first layer of the wafer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,456

SCHOTTKY DIODE AND METHOD FOR ITS MANUFACTURING

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Z...

1. A Schottky diode comprising:a drift region comprising diamond having a first conductivity type;
a plurality of junction barrier Schottky regions comprising diamond having a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type and being arranged on a top of the drift region and separated by spaces;
at least one Schottky contact being applied to the top of the drift region, thereby covering the junction barrier Schottky regions and filling the spaces between the junction barrier Schottky regions; and
at least one Ohmic contact on the drift region.

US Pat. No. 10,141,439

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first GaN based semiconductor layer of a first conductive type;
a second GaN based semiconductor layer of the first conductive type provided above the first GaN based semiconductor layer, the second GaN based semiconductor layer having an impurity concentration of the first conductive type lower than that of the first GaN based semiconductor layer;
a third GaN based semiconductor layer of a second conductive type provided above a part of the second GaN based semiconductor layer;
a fourth GaN based semiconductor layer of the first conductive type provided above the third GaN based semiconductor layer, the fourth GaN based semiconductor layer having the impurity concentration of the first conductive type higher than that of the second GaN based semiconductor layer;
a gate insulating film provided on the second GaN based semiconductor layer, the third GaN based semiconductor layer, and the fourth GaN based semiconductor layer;
a gate electrode provided on the gate insulating film;
a first electrode provided on the fourth GaN based semiconductor layer;
a second electrode provided at a side of the first GaN based semiconductor layer opposite to the second GaN based semiconductor layer;
a third electrode provided on the second GaN based semiconductor layer; and
a plurality of fifth GaN based semiconductor layers of the second conductive type provided above a part of the second GaN based semiconductor layer, the plurality of fifth GaN based semiconductor layers surrounding the first electrode and the third electrode, the plurality of fifth GaN based semiconductor layers being provided to be separated from each other, the plurality of fifth GaN based semiconductor layers having substantially the same impurity concentration of the second conductive type as the third GaN based semiconductor layer;
wherein the first electrode is provided in a groove having a bottom-face and side-faces, the third GaN based semiconductor layer is exposed to the bottom-face, the fourth GaN based semiconductor layer is exposed to the side-faces, and the first electrode is in contact with the third GaN based semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,425

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising:forming a first oxide semiconductor layer over and in contact with an insulating surface;
forming a second oxide semiconductor layer over the first oxide semiconductor layer;
performing first heat treatment in a first atmosphere after the step of forming the second oxide semiconductor layer;
forming a third oxide semiconductor layer over the second oxide semiconductor layer;
forming an insulating film over and in contact with the third oxide semiconductor layer; and
performing second heat treatment after the step of forming the insulating film,
wherein the first atmosphere is any one of a nitrogen atmosphere, an oxygen atmosphere, and a dry-air atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 10,141,421

VERTICAL POWER MOSFET AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A device comprising:a semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type;
a first and a second body region over the semiconductor layer, wherein the first and the second body regions are of a second conductivity type opposite to the first conductivity type;
a doped semiconductor region of the first conductivity type between and contacting the first and the second body regions, wherein the doped semiconductor region has a bottom portion extending into the semiconductor layer to separate a top surface layer of the semiconductor layer into a first region and a second region;
a gate dielectric layer over the first and the second body regions and the doped semiconductor region; and
a first gate electrode and a second gate electrode over the gate dielectric layer, and overlapping the first and the second body regions, respectively, wherein the first and the second gate electrodes are physically separated from each, and are electrically interconnected, and wherein the doped semiconductor region is overlapped by a region between the first and the second gate electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,141,414

NEGATIVE CAPACITANCE MATCHING IN GATE ELECTRODE STRUCTURES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method, comprising:forming a negative capacitor portion of a gate electrode structure of a transistor element adjacent and capacitively coupled to a floating electrode portion of said gate electrode structure; and
adjusting a negative capacitance of said negative capacitor portion by independently adjusting an effective capacitive area of a dielectric material of said negative capacitor portion and a thickness of said dielectric material.

US Pat. No. 10,141,408

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR REDUCING CONTACT RESISTANCE OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL CRYSTAL MATERIAL

INSTITUTE OF MICROELECTRO...

1. A method, comprising:forming a contact material layer on a two-dimensional crystal material layer, the contact material layer forming an electrical contact to the two-dimensional crystal material layer;
performing ion implantation on at least the two-dimensional crystal material layer, to bombard the two-dimensional crystal material layer so as to create vacancies therein; and
performing thermal annealing of the contact material layer and the two-dimensional crystal material layer for interaction of the vacancies with the contact material layer and implanted ions, so that they form bonds to modify a contact interface between the contact material layer and the two-dimensional crystal material layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,273

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a wiring substrate including a first surface, a plurality of first terminals formed on the first surface, and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
a first semiconductor chip which includes a first front surface, a plurality of first front electrodes formed on the first front surface, a first rear surface opposite to the first front surface, a plurality of first rear electrodes formed on the first rear surface, and a plurality of through electrodes electrically connecting the plurality of first front electrodes to the plurality of first rear electrodes, and is mounted on the wiring substrate so that the first front surface faces the first surface of the wiring substrate; and
a second semiconductor chip which includes a second front surface, a plurality of second front electrodes formed on the second front surface, and a second rear surface opposite to the second front surface, and is mounted on the first semiconductor chip so that the second front surface faces the first rear surface of the first semiconductor chip,
wherein the plurality of first terminals of the wiring substrate and the plurality of first front electrodes of the first semiconductor chip are electrically connected to each other via a plurality of first protrusion electrodes,
wherein the plurality of first rear electrodes of the first semiconductor chip and the plurality of second front electrodes of the second semiconductor chip are electrically connected to each other via a plurality of second protrusion electrodes,
wherein the plurality of first rear electrodes are formed in a first region of the first rear surface of the first semiconductor chip,
wherein a first metal pattern is formed in a second region on a peripheral side of the first rear surface relative to the first region,
wherein a protrusion height of the first metal pattern with respect to the first rear surface is smaller than a protrusion height of each of the plurality of first rear electrodes with respect to the first rear surfaces, and
wherein a first separation distance between the first rear surface of the first semiconductor chip and the second front surface of the second semiconductor chip in an outer periphery of the second region is smaller than a second separation distance between the first rear surface of the first semiconductor chip and the second front surface of the second semiconductor chip in the first region.

US Pat. No. 10,141,272

SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS, STACKED SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS AND ENCAPSULATED STACKED-SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS EACH HAVING PHOTO-CURABLE RESIN LAYER

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A semiconductor apparatus comprising: a semiconductor device; an on-semiconductor-device metal pad electrically connected to the semiconductor device; a metal interconnect electrically connected to the semiconductor device; a through electrode electrically connected to the metal interconnect; a solder bump electrically connected to the metal interconnect; a first insulating layer on which the semiconductor device is placed; a second insulating layer formed on the semiconductor device; a third insulating layer formed on the second insulating layer, whereinthe through electrode penetrates at least the second insulating layer,
the metal interconnect is electrically connected to the semiconductor device via the on-semiconductor-device metal pad at an upper surface of the second insulating layer, and the metal interconnect penetrates the second insulating layer from the upper surface of the second insulating layer and is electrically connected to the through electrode at an lower surface of the second insulating layer,
the first insulating layer is formed by a photo-curable dry film or a photo-curable resist coating film,
the second insulating layer is formed by the photo-curable dry film, and
the third insulating layer is formed by the photo-curable dry film or a photo-curable resist coating film; wherein
the photo-curable dry film has a photo-curable resin layer composed of a photo-curable resin composition containing: resin, crosslinking agents, a photo acid generator and a solvent, or
the photo-curable resist coating film is a photo-curable resin layer composed of a photo-curable resin composition containing: resin, crosslinking agents, a photo acid generator and a solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,141,271

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING ENHANCED HIGH-FREQUENCY CAPABILITY AND METHODS FOR MAKING SAME

COOLSTAR TECHNOLOGY, INC....

1. A method of reducing electromagnetic interference in a semiconductor device, comprising:forming at least one functional circuit in a substrate of the semiconductor device; and
forming an integrated micro-shielding structure in the semiconductor device, the integrated micro-shielding structure extending vertically through the substrate between a front surface and a back surface of the substrate and surrounding the at least one functional circuit, the integrated micro-shielding structure being configured to reduce at least one of radio frequency (RF) emissions in the semiconductor device and RF coupling between different functional parts of the at least one functional circuit;
wherein forming the integrated micro-shielding structure comprises:
forming at least a first trench in the front surface of the substrate and extending partially through the substrate;
forming a first conductive layer on at least a bottom and sidewalls of the first trench;
forming at least a second trench in the back surface of the substrate and extending partially through the substrate, the second trench underlying at least a portion of the first trench, respective depths of the first and second trenches being configured such that the first and second trenches are separated from one another by a prescribed vertical spacing; and
forming a second conductive layer on at least a bottom and sidewalls of the second trench;
wherein the prescribed vertical spacing between the first and second trenches is configured to be smaller than a wavelength of RF signals being isolated by the integrated micro-shielding structure.

US Pat. No. 10,141,270

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

Amkor Technology, Inc., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a substrate having a top substrate surface, a bottom substrate surface, and lateral substrate surfaces extending between the top and bottom substrate surfaces;
a metal plane on the top substrate surface, the metal plane comprising first and second apertures extending completely and vertically through the metal plane;
a semiconductor die on the top substrate surface and positioned within the first aperture of the metal plane, the semiconductor die having a top die surface, a bottom die surface, and lateral die side surfaces extending between the top and bottom die surfaces, wherein the bottom die surface is coupled to the top substrate surface; and
an encapsulating material that encapsulates at least a portion of the lateral die side surfaces and at least a portion of the top substrate surface, wherein the encapsulating material extends through the second aperture of the metal plane,
wherein:
the second aperture is entirely laterally bounded by the metal plane; and
the second aperture is free of electronic components.

US Pat. No. 10,141,220

VIA PATTERNING USING MULTIPLE PHOTO MULTIPLE ETCH

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:forming a dielectric layer;
forming a trench in the dielectric layer;
forming a photo resist having a first portion over the dielectric layer, and a second portion in the trench;
forming a first mask layer over the photo resist;
forming a first opening in the first mask layer; and
etching the photo resist and the dielectric layer to extend the first opening to a bottom of the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,184

METHOD OF PRODUCING SELF-SUPPORTING NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Miyag...

1. A method of producing a free-standing nitride semiconductor substrate, comprising: a first step of forming a buffer layer of a nitride semiconductor that is one of GaN, AlN, InGaN, and InN on a main surface of a single crystalline substrate;a second step of forming a crystallized layer including a plurality of growth islands each of which is a hexagonal platelet with an N-polar upper surface, by annealing the buffer layer and thereby converting the buffer layer into a single crystal;
a third step of fabricating a continuous layer including the plurality of growth islands by promoting the lateral growth of the plurality of growth islands along the main surface of the single crystalline substrate and thereby performing coalescence of the plurality of growth islands;
a fourth step of forming a boule of the nitride semiconductor on the continuous layer by performing the crystal growth of the nitride semiconductor with an N-polar upper surface on the continuous layer;
a fifth step of removing the single crystalline substrate from the boule; and
a sixth step of fabricating a plurality of free-standing nitride semiconductor substrates by cutting the boule,
wherein the single crystalline substrate is made of a single crystalline ScAlMgO4,
wherein
the nitride semiconductor is one of GaN, InGaN, and InN, and
the fourth step includes steps of (a) forming an AlN layer on the continuous layer, (b) oxidizing a surface of the AlN layer, (c) nitriding the surface of the AlN layer which has been oxidized, and (d) performing the crystal growth of the nitride semiconductor with an N-polar upper surface on the AlN layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,144

SELF-POWERED SWITCHES AND RELATED METHODS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A self-powered switch, comprising:an externally accessible user input member;
a switch housing attached to the user input member;
a permanent magnet held in the switch housing;
a magnet housing held in the switch housing, wherein the magnet housing is attached to the user input member and is pivotably attached to the switch housing via at least one spindle, and wherein the magnet housing resides under a medial portion of the user input member; and
a magnet assembly comprising a coil and a shaft extending a distance beyond the coil held in the switch housing,
wherein at least one of the magnet assembly and permanent magnet moves in response to movement of the user input member to thereby induce a voltage to power a transmitter associated with the switch.

US Pat. No. 10,141,076

PROGRAMMING AND VIRTUAL REALITY REPRESENTATION OF STIMULATION PARAMETER GROUPS

Nuvectra Corporation, Pl...

1. A medical system, comprising:one or more implantable medical devices configured to deliver a medical therapy to a patient; and
a portable electronic device on which a touch-sensitive user interface is implemented, wherein the user interface is configured to provide a visual representation of the medical therapy through a hierarchy that includes:
a lower level representation of the medical therapy that corresponds to a stimulation program, wherein the stimulation program can run on the one or more implantable medical devices to cause the one or more implantable medical devices to stimulate a body tissue of the patient as part of the medical therapy, and wherein the stimulation program includes a plurality of configurable stimulation parameters;
a middle level representation of the medical therapy that is at least one hierarchical level above the lower level representation of the medical therapy, wherein the middle level representation of the medical therapy corresponds to a stimulation program-set that includes a plurality of different stimulation programs; and
an upper level representation of the medical therapy that is at least one hierarchical level above the middle level representation of the medical therapy, wherein the upper level representation of the medical therapy corresponds to a scrollable collection of stimulation program-sets, wherein the stimulation program-sets are represented by a plurality of digital cards, respectively;
wherein the portable electronic device provide visual representation and tracking of the medical therapy at least in part via the hierarchy.

US Pat. No. 10,141,024

HIERARCHICAL AND REDUCED INDEX STRUCTURES FOR MULTIMEDIA FILES

DIVX, LLC, San Diego, CA...

1. A method of decoding a media file for playing back by a playback device, comprising:a media file comprising a plurality of groups of frames, wherein each group of frames comprises a set of encoded video frames; and
a hierarchical index comprising a top-level index indexing references to the plurality of group of frames, wherein each reference to a frame in the plurality of frames comprises a seek point referencing a location from which an individual frame of encoded video can be retrieved;
requesting the hierarchical index;
receiving a user request;
selecting a seek point from the hierarchical index based on the user request;
requesting at least one encoded video frame using the selected seek point from the selected subset of seek points by calculating an offset between the selected seek point and the nearest group of frames;
selecting a group of frames from the plurality of groups of frames using the hierarchical index and the calculated offset; and
decoding at least one encoded video frame in the selected group of frames.

US Pat. No. 10,140,995

DECODING DEVICE, DECODING METHOD, ENCODING DEVICE, ENCODING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A decoding device comprising:a decoding unit that decodes audio data included in an encoded bit stream;
a read unit that reads information indicating whether extended information is present in the encoded bit stream from the encoded bit stream and reads the extended information on the basis of the read information; and
a processing unit that processes the decoded audio data on the basis of the extended information,
wherein the extended information includes first information for specifying a downmix coefficient, and further includes second information,
the processing unit downmixes the decoded audio data of a plurality of channels on the basis of the downmix coefficient to provide downmixed audio data, and
the processing unit further downmixes the downmixed audio data on the basis of the second information.

US Pat. No. 10,140,776

ALTERING PROPERTIES OF RENDERED OBJECTS VIA CONTROL POINTS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A device comprising:one or more processors;
memory;
one or more modules stored in the memory and executable by the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
presenting, in a three-dimensional coordinate space, a rendered object via a display of the device;
detecting, in the three-dimensional coordinate space, a gesture performed by or in association with a control object;
identifying, based at least in part on the gesture, a target control point from a plurality of control points, each control point of the plurality of control points displayed in a position that is associated with an edge or a vertex of the rendered object;
tracking movement of the control object in the three-dimensional coordinate space;
causing the target control point to move with the movement of the control object in the three-dimensional coordinate space;
determining a displacement of the target control point from an original position to a new position in the three-dimensional coordinate space, the new position based at least in part on the movement of the control object;
altering a property of the rendered object based at least in part on the displacement; and
modifying a rendering of the rendered object to reflect an alteration of the property.

US Pat. No. 10,140,715

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMPUTING DIGITAL TOMOSYNTHESIS IMAGES

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method of performing digital tomosynthesis, which method comprises the steps ofobtaining an initial volume comprising a plurality of slices;
performing edge detection in a slice;
processing the detected edges to obtain a weighting volume, the processing including expanding the width of the detected edges by performing morphological dilation on the detected edges to obtain a dilated edge such that extra width is added on each side of the detected edges symmetrically about a center of each detected edge to increase the thickness of the respective detected edge; and
generating a composite slab on the basis of the weighting volume.

US Pat. No. 10,140,696

OBJECT BASED IMAGE PROCESSING

1. A method comprising:determining, at an image processing device, object quality values for a plurality of objects represented in an image based on portions of image data corresponding to the image, each portion corresponding to an object of the plurality of objects represented in the image;
accessing, via the image processing device, object category metrics associated with an object category corresponding to each object of the plurality of objects represented in the image; and
determining, with the image processing device, image processing for the image based on comparisons of the object quality values for each object to corresponding object category metrics, wherein the image processing includes modifying at least two image processing parameters of the image processing device, the image processing parameters including a frame rate parameter, an encoding parameter, a bandwidth parameter, and a bitrate parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,140,692

TIRE IMAGE RECTIFYING METHOD

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ET...

1. A method of rectifying an image representing a surface of a tire, the method comprising steps of:detecting, in an image of a tire, a circumferential marking present on the tire, the image of the tire being formed of a plurality of lines;
determining, based on the marking and for each of the lines of the image, a reference position on the tire;
determining, for each of the lines of the image, a difference between the reference position on the line under analysis and a minimum value of the reference positions for all of the lines of the image; and,
producing a rectified tire image by, for each of the lines of the image, radially offsetting pixels of the line under analysis by a value representing the difference.

US Pat. No. 10,140,687

REAL TIME WIDE ANGLE VIDEO CAMERA SYSTEM WITH DISTORTION CORRECTION

RAPC Systems, Inc., West...

1. A wide angle video camera system comprising:a jig for obtaining measurements of field of view and amount of distortion of at least one video camera, the jig comprising at least two horizontal ribs both joining at a horizontal first point of the jig and both joining at a horizontal second point of the jig and wherein the jig further comprises at least two vertical ribs both joining at a vertical first point of the jig and both joining at a vertical second point of the jig,
the at least one video camera mounted within the jig and facing the at least two horizontal ribs and the at least two vertical ribs to generate images of the at least two horizontal ribs and the at least two vertical ribs, the at least two horizontal ribs and the at least two vertical ribs displayed in the at least one video camera with increasing distortion with increasing field of view,
a central processing unit operatively receiving the images from the at least one video camera, the central processing unit utilizing measurements of distortion with increasing field of view, obtained from use of the jig and the at least one video camera, and the central processing unit processing the images from the at least one video camera to correct distortion in the images created by the at least one video camera, and
a display for displaying a distortion corrected output image as a two dimensional image.

US Pat. No. 10,140,528

LANE DETECTION APPARATUS AND LANE DETECTION METHOD

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A lane detection apparatus that is mounted on a vehicle including a plurality of vehicle onboard cameras and detects a lane along which the vehicle travels, based on analysis of images captured by the plurality of vehicle onboard cameras, the lane detection apparatus comprising:a side detection portion that detects a side lane division existing on a side of the vehicle, based on an image captured by a side vehicle onboard camera imaging an area around the side of the vehicle;
a front detection portion that detects a front lane division existing in front of the vehicle, based on an image captured by a front vehicle onboard camera imaging an area around the front of the vehicle;
a traveling speed detection portion that detects a traveling speed of the vehicle;
a position correction portion that corrects a position of the front lane division based on a time lag of imaging timing between the side vehicle onboard camera and the front vehicle onboard camera, and the traveling speed;
a checkup portion that compares a position of the side lane division and a corrected position of the front lane division; and
an output portion that outputs the position of the side lane division as a detection result when the position of the side lane division and the corrected position of the front lane division are matched with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,140,425

METHOD FOR PREDICTING THE SOLUBILITY OF A MOLECULE IN A POLYMER AT A GIVEN TEMPERATURE

1. A method for determining the difference in specific Gibbs energy change ?GSS at a given temperature T and pressure due to heat content differences between a solid solution and unmixed components of the same composition, comprisinga) providing unmixed components of a substance and a polymer in a known weight ratio and at a given temperature;
b) providing a solid solution mixture of said substance in said polymer in the same weight ratio at said temperature;
c) obtaining the specific heats of said unmixed components using DSC or other appropriate method, from the lowest temperature for which data is used Tmin to said temperature T or higher;
d) obtaining the specific heat of said solid solution using DSC or other appropriate method, from the lowest temperature for which data is used Tmin to said temperature T or higher;
e) taking the difference between the specific heats of said solid solution and said unmixed components over the experimental range from Tmin to said temperature T or higher to construct a function ?CP;
f) providing an approximating function ?c that fits said experimental ?CP data;
g) calculating values of ?c for temperatures ranging from absolute zero to Tmin;
h) determining the difference in specific enthalpy due to the heat content difference ?Hheat between said solid solution and said unmixed components from Eq. (31);
i) determining the difference in specific entropy due to the heat content difference ?Sheat between said solid solution and said unmixed components from Eq. (32);
j) calculating the enthalpy of mixing ?Hmix when forming a solid solution from unmixed components using Eq. (12);
k) calculating the entropy of mixing ?Smix when forming a solid solution from unmixed components using Eq. (13); and
l) calculating the change in Gibbs energy ?GSS associated with making the solid solution from unmixed components using Eq. (33).

US Pat. No. 10,140,338

FILTERING STRUCTURED SEARCH QUERIES BASED ON PRIVACY SETTINGS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising, by one or more computing devices:accessing, by the one or more computing devices, a social graph comprising a plurality of nodes and a plurality of edges connecting the nodes, each of the edges between two of the nodes representing a single degree of separation between them, the nodes comprising:
a first-user node corresponding to a first user associated with an online social network; and
a plurality of second nodes that each correspond to a concept or a second user associated with the online social network, wherein each second node is associated with a privacy setting defining a visibility of each edge connected to the second node;
receiving, from a client system of the first user at the one or more computing devices, a structured query selected by the first user, wherein the structured query comprises references to one or more selected nodes from the one or more second nodes and one or more selected edges from the plurality of edges;
identifying, by the one or more computing devices, a set of target nodes corresponding to the structured query, wherein each target node in the set is a second node from the plurality of second nodes that is connected to at least one of the selected nodes by at least one of the selected edges;
filtering, by the one or more computing devices, the set of target nodes based on the privacy setting of each of the selected edges connecting each target node in the set to the selected nodes; and
generating, by the one or more computing devices, search results comprising references to each target node from the post-filtered set that is connected to the first-user node in the social graph by a series of selected nodes and selected edges that have a visibility that is visible to the first user, and wherein each target node is within a threshold degree of separation from the first-user node.

US Pat. No. 10,140,299

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING SEARCH RESULTS BY WAY OF UPDATING SEARCH INDICES

Rovi Guides, Inc., San J...

1. A method for providing search results to a user, the method comprising:identifying a database profile of a plurality of database profiles that represents common user profile traits of a segment of users, wherein the database profile identifies a first index and a second index;
receiving search queries from a plurality of users of the segment comprising a common symbol;
in response to receiving each search query of the search queries, searching for data corresponding to the first index that matches the symbol while refraining from searching for data corresponding to the second index;
determining, during each searching operation that occurs in response to receiving each search query, that the searching for data corresponding to the first index yields insufficient search results;
in response to determining that the searching for data corresponding to the first index yields insufficient search results, searching for data corresponding to the second index that matches the symbol;
in response to determining that searching for data corresponding to the second index yields a number of search results that is greater than a first threshold number, incrementing a counter value that represents how many search queries comprising the common symbol yield the number of search results when searching for data corresponding to the second index;
determining that the counter value corresponds to a second threshold number; and
in response to determining that the counter value corresponds to the second threshold number, updating the first index to include data of the second index.

US Pat. No. 10,140,264

MULTIMEDIA AGGREGATION IN AN ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORK

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising, by one or more processors associated with one or more third-party application servers:receiving, by the one or more third-party application servers, a first request from a first user of an online social network to view a selected video, wherein the received first request is sent from a client device of the first user, wherein the third-party application servers are communicably connected with the online social network;
sending, by the one or more third-party application servers, information to the client device in response to the first request, wherein the information is configured to cause the selected video and an associated posting control element to be displayed on the client device in a first web page associated with the third-party application server;
receiving, by the one or more third-party application servers, an indication of an activation by the first user of the posting control element associated with the selected video;
generating, by the one or more third-party application servers, a second request for sharing the selected video on the online social network in response to the received indication of the activation, the second request comprising a source ID and a content ID associated with the selected video;
determining, by the one or more third-party application servers, that the first user has been authenticated with respect to the online social network by sending authentication information from the third-party application servers to the online social network and receiving an indication that the user has been authenticated by the online social network;
sending, by the one or more third-party application servers, the second request to the online social network in response to the determination that the first user has been authenticated with respect to the online social network, wherein the second request is configured to cause the online social network to include an embed code to the selected video in a second web page of the online social network, wherein the embed code is generated using a configuration file associated with the source ID, wherein the configuration file specifies a format of the embed code and has a variable field into which the content ID is inserted;
receiving, by the one or more third-party application servers, a third request from a second user of the online social network to view the selected video through the second web page of the online social network, wherein the third request is received from the online social network, wherein the second user is connected to the first user in the online social network; and
sending, by the one or more third-party application servers, the selected video to the online social network for display to the second user.

US Pat. No. 10,140,254

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REPRESENTING A DEGREE OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION USING A LIMITED NUMBER OF SYMBOLS

Yandex Europe AG, Lucern...

1. A method of presenting traffic congestion to a user of a client device, the method executable by a server, the method comprising:inputting, by the server at a given time, into a first artificial neural network, a first set of data as input, the first set of data including traffic data in respect of roads within a geographical area and preceding the given time, the geographical area including a plurality of road segments, the first artificial neural network being one of a plurality of artificial neural networks,
each artificial neural network of the plurality of artificial neural networks having been trained to generate a symbol representative of traffic congestion in an entirety of the geographical area for one specific time interval of a plurality of time intervals, the symbol being one of a limited number of symbols,
the one specific time interval for which the first artificial neural network had been trained being a first time interval;
receiving, by the server in response to the input, from the first artificial neural network, the symbol representative of the traffic congestion in the entirety of all of the plurality of road segments within the geographic area for the first time interval; and
sending, by the server to the client device for displaying to the user in respect of the first time interval, the symbol for the first time interval; and
wherein the symbol for the first time interval is a combination of a number and a color representative of the traffic congestion in the entire geographical area for the first time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,140,228

REAL-TIME EXECUTION OF MAC CONTROL LOGIC

UNIVERSITEIT GENT, Ghent...

1. A method for time accurate execution of Media Access Control (MAC) logic on a processor able to drive a radio interface, the method comprising:receiving a chain of commands annotated with a target chain execution time;
calculating start execution times for said commands based on said target chain execution time;
executing said chain of commands on said processor at said start execution times,
wherein said chain of commands comprises one master command and slave commands, said target chain execution time being annotated to said master command and indicative for when said master command should be executed, said slave commands being relative in time to said master command, and said calculating said execution times further includes
calculating a master execution time that forms part of said execution times for said master command from said target chain execution time, and
calculating slave execution times for said slave commands from said master execution time.

US Pat. No. 10,140,214

HYPERVISOR TRANSLATION BYPASS BY HOST IOMMU WITH VIRTUAL MACHINE MIGRATION SUPPORT

1. A method comprising:configuring, by a hypervisor, a host input-output memory management unit to translate a guest memory of a guest virtual machine, wherein the guest memory is allocated to a guest operating system of the guest virtual machine;
reserving, by the hypervisor, a first portion of the guest memory;
receiving, by the hypervisor from the guest virtual machine, a guest physical address;
storing, by the hypervisor, the guest physical address in the first portion of the guest memory; and
configuring, by the hypervisor, a device to access the first portion of the guest memory to locate a command.

US Pat. No. 10,140,213

TWO LEVEL MEMORY FULL LINE WRITES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a translational memory buffer (TMXB) device to interface with memory comprising a near memory cache and a far memory, wherein the near memory cache comprises a direct mapped cache of the far memory, and the TMXB device comprises:
a receiver to:
receive a particular read invalidate request corresponding to a particular memory address; and
receive a write request to write to the particular memory address following the particular read invalidate request;
a scheduler; and
a memory controller to:
read a particular line of the near memory cache corresponding to the particular memory address based on the particular read invalidate request;
determine a miss in the particular line of the near memory cache corresponding to the particular read invalidate request;
identify, in association with the particular read invalidate request, that a directory state associated with the particular line of memory in the near memory cache is in a modified state;
cause data of the particular line of the near memory cache to be written to a corresponding line of far memory based on the miss and the particular line of memory in the near memory cache being in a modified state; and
cause the particular address of the near memory to be overwritten responsive to the write request and based on completion of the particular read invalidate request, wherein the write request is received following the particular read invalidate request.

US Pat. No. 10,140,210

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CACHE OCCUPANCY DETERMINATION AND INSTRUCTION SCHEDULING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A processor comprising:a hierarchy of cache levels for caching data including at least a level 1 (L1) cache;
a decoder to decode a cache occupancy instruction;
cache occupancy determination logic to determine whether data associated with one or more subsequent operations is stored in one of the cache levels, the cache occupancy determination logic comprising execution logic to execute the decoded cache occupancy instruction to determine whether data associated with one or more subsequent operations is stored in one of the cache levels, wherein the cache occupancy determination logic is to read one or more addresses associated with the data for the one or more subsequent operations and to use the addresses to determine whether the data is stored in one of the cache levels and the particular cache levels in which the data is stored; and
scheduling logic to schedule execution of the subsequent operations based on the determination of whether data associated with the subsequent operations is stored in the cache levels.

US Pat. No. 10,140,204

AUTOMATED DYNAMIC TEST CASE GENERATION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product for generating test cases for altering a set of object code, the computer program product comprising:a computer readable storage medium and program instructions stored on the computer readable storage medium, the program instructions being executable by one or more processors, the program instructions comprising:
program instructions to provide a base test, the base test configured to measure performance of an interface, wherein the base test is designed with a variable load and performance throughput;
program instructions to add, to the base test, at least one identifier, wherein the at least one identifier is associated with a functional test variation;
program instructions to generate a plurality of test cases from the base test, wherein the plurality of test cases comprise a set of aspects to be tested, based on the at least one identifier;
program instructions to introduce, iteratively, by the one or more processors, an environmental identifier, wherein the introduced environmental identifier determines which kind of tasks are requested to be used and which support recovery environments should be established before calling one or more functions to be tested;
program instructions to regenerate, by the one or more processors, a set of specific test programs responsive to introducing additional functional identifiers that are specific for a particular type of associated function being tested;
program instructions to add, dynamically, the base test to an exclusion list such that a particular program combination does not run again in future executions responsive to encountering an error during an execution;
program instructions to extend, by the one or more processors, the base test to drive a system test that tracks a duration of how long a program execution lasts and an amount of how much multi-tasking should be performed, wherein the extended duration overrides one or more introduced iterations;
program instructions to utilize, by the one or more processors, the base test as a functional driver, as a performance measuring test, and as a system thrasher; and
program instructions to alter, based on the performance measuring test, a set of object code.

US Pat. No. 10,140,200

DATA ANALYSIS

KING.DOM LTD., St. Julia...

1. A computer implemented method, implemented in a device comprising at least one processor configured to process data to provide frequency information and at least one memory, for determining one or more anomalies associated with a first set of data, said method comprising:processing, by the processor, said first set of data to provide respective frequency information for each of a plurality of combinations of data in said first set of data, said frequency information comprising a number of times each respective combination of data occurs in said first set of data, wherein said first set of data comprises a plurality of data entries, and wherein a combination of data comprises a combination of data elements forming at lest part of a data entry in the set of data;
comparing said frequency information for the first set of data with frequency information for said combinations of data in a reference set of data, said reference set of data comprising data of a reference interval; and
in dependence on said comparison determining one or more given combinations are anomalies based on a difference in frequency information of said given combination for said first set of data and said reference set of data.

US Pat. No. 10,140,192

APPARATUS AND METHOD TO COLLECT MEMORY DUMP INFORMATION OF A FAULTY NODE IN A PARALLEL COMPUTER SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A parallel processing apparatus comprising:a plurality of nodes each including a memory and a processor configured to relay data between the plurality of nodes, wherein
the processor of a management node that is included in the plurality of nodes and manages the plurality of nodes, is configured to:
when a failure occurs in a first node of the plurality of nodes, determine a collection node that is included in the plurality of nodes and collects first information stored in the memory of the first node, based on power consumption and/or memory usage of each of the plurality of nodes, and
transmit, to the determined collection node, data including a first instruction for causing a storage node in the plurality of nodes to store second information generated from the first information into the memory of the storage node;
the processor of the collection node is configured to, upon receiving the first instruction, transmit data including a second instruction that Instructs transmission of an evaluation value for communication performance of each node, in a first direction approaching the first node and in a second direction approaching the storage node, respectively;
the processor of a second node that is included in the plurality of nodes and is neither an adjacent node adjacent to the first node nor the storage node, is configured to:
upon receiving data that is transmitted in the first direction and includes the second instruction, transmit data obtained by adding an evaluation value for communication performance of the second node to the received data, in the first direction, and
upon receiving data that is transmitted in the second direction and includes the second instruction, transmit data obtained by adding an evaluation value for communication performance of the second node to the received data, in the second direction;
the processor of each of the adjacent node and the storage node is configured to, upon receiving data that is transmitted in the first direction or in the second direction and includes the second instruction, transmit data including an evaluation value for communication performance of another node that is included in the received data and an evaluation value for communication performance of the each of the adjacent node and the storage node, to the collection node; and
the processor of the collection node is configured to:
upon receiving data including an evaluation for communication performance of the adjacent node, determine a transmission route between the collection node and the first node, based on the received data, and
upon receiving data including an evaluation value for communication performance of the storage node, determine a transmission route between the collection node and the storage node, based on the received data.

US Pat. No. 10,140,189

DATABASE RECOVERY AND INDEX REBUILDS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for recovering data and concurrently rebuilding indexes for the recovered data in a database for a system configured to store fewer than all indexes in backup files, comprising: copying data from one or more database files and storing the copied data to one or more backup files; reading the copied data from the one or more backup files, by a recovery manager executing on a processor, and writing the copied data to the one or more database files by the recovery manager, wherein the data is recovered to the one or more database files, and wherein one or more indexes are not recovered; in response to and at substantially the same time as the reading, initiating a rebuilding of the one or more indexes for the copied data, by an index manager executing on the processor, wherein initiating the rebuilding of the one or more indexes at substantially the same time reduces a quantity of 1/0 operations needed for data recovery; and in response to finishing the rebuilding of the one or more indexes, applying a first set of log records from a transaction log to the one or more database files, the one or more log records specify a particular point in time for recovery.

US Pat. No. 10,140,181

ENDURANCE AWARE RAID SCHEME FOR FLASH BASED SSDS WITH FPGA OPTIMIZED IMPLEMENTATION

Vexata, Inc., Santa Clar...

1. A method of operating a redundant array of inexpensive disks (RAID) system comprising a plurality of at least three low endurance flash based solid state devices, the method comprising:segmenting data to be stored on different ones of the plurality of at least three low endurance flash based solid state devices; and
performing a plurality of write operations comprising a data striping scheme, the data striping scheme causing at least a first and second of the plurality of at least three low endurance flash based solid state devices perform a predetermined percentage of more write operations as compared to at least a third of the plurality of at least three low endurance flash based solid state devices thereby causing the at least third of the plurality of at least three low endurance flash based solid state devices to wear out after the first and second of the plurality of at least three low endurance flash based solid state devices, wherein the data striping scheme comprises one or more skipped write blocks configured to skip performing a write operation among the plurality of write operations on the third of the plurality of at least three low endurance flash based solid state devices.

US Pat. No. 10,140,141

MEASURING ACCUMULATED LOAD VALUES OF FIRST LEVEL AND SECOND LEVEL VIRTUAL MACHINES FOR MODIFYING RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A computer executing operation of two-level virtual machines (VMs), comprising:a physical processor; and a memory coupled to the physical processor and storing instructions that, when executed by the physical processor, cause the physical processor to execute a host VM monitor,
wherein the host VM monitor is configured to operate on the physical processor and generate a logical processor that operates a first-level VM,
wherein a guest VM monitor is configured to operate on the logical processor and generate a plurality of virtual processors that operate a plurality of second-level VMs generated on the first-level VM,
wherein the host VM monitor is further configured to store management information that correlates a first-level VM identifier specific to the first-level VM and a plurality of control information specific to the respective second-level VMs,
wherein each of the second-level VMs, upon respective activation, is configured to operate an agent to issue a MOV instruction to store a respective second-level VM identifier of the respective second-level VM in a register of the physical processor, and operate the agent to issue a CPUID instruction with respect to the host VM monitor,
wherein the host VM monitor is further configured to, upon receiving the CPUID instruction from the agent of the respective second-level VM, read the respective second-level identifier from the register and store the respective second-level identifier in correlation with the control information specific to the respective second-level VM which issued the CPUID instruction in the management information,
wherein the host VM monitor is further configured to calculate a plurality of accumulated load values for execution periods of the first-level VM and accumulate a period from activating to exiting of the respective second-level VM based on the control information specific to the respective second-level VM stored in a predetermined area of the physical processor different from the register and correlate the accumulated load values with the respective second-level identifier in the management information to determine a load of the respective second-level VM on the physical processor,
wherein the host VM monitor is further configured to, for each of the first-level VM and the second-level VMs on every predetermined period, compare the accumulated load values of the first-level VM and the second-level VM with a predetermined threshold, and
modify the allocation of the logical processor or the virtual processors to the first-level VM or the second-level VMs based on the comparison result.

US Pat. No. 10,140,136

DISTRIBUTED VIRTUAL ARRAY DATA STORAGE SYSTEM AND METHOD

Datrium, linc., Sunnyval...

28. A method comprising:hosting, on a VM host compute server, at least one guest VM with access to at least one virtual disk (vDisk);
wherein the VM host compute server is coupled, through a network, directly to a plurality of storage nodes;
wherein the VM host compute server comprises at least one server-side cache that is available to each of the at least one guest VMs;
wherein each storage node, of the plurality of storage nodes, comprises:
one or more storage devices,
a central processing unit (CPU), and
a memory configured such that data stored therein is not lost in the case of power failure;
in response to a write operation performed by the at least one guest VM to the at least one vDisk, the VM host compute server causing write data to be written at least three times;
wherein causing write data to be written at least three times includes:
before a triggering event occurs:
writing the write data to the memory, of at least one of plurality of storage nodes, that is configured such that data stored therein is not lost in the case of power failure; and
writing the write data to the at least one server-side cache;
after the triggering event occurs:
generating a full stripe of data that includes the write data; and
writing the full stripe of data to distribute the full stripe of data across storage devices of one or more of the plurality of storage nodes;
wherein the triggering event is that the VM host compute server has accumulated sufficient write data, which has not yet been written in a full stripe, to generate a full stripe of data.

US Pat. No. 10,140,079

OBJECT SHADOWING IN HEAD WORN COMPUTING

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. A method, comprising:capturing an image of an environment in proximity to a person;
analyzing the image to determine a position of each of a plurality of light sources collectively producing a naturally formed shadow in the environment, wherein the naturally formed shadow comprises a plurality of shadows cast from an individual object in the environment, each of the plurality of shadows formed from light traveling from the position of one of the plurality of light sources to the individual object; and
displaying a computer-generated object in association with a computer-generated shadow, wherein the computer-generated shadow appears as though produced by light striking the computer-generated object from the position of a dominant one of the plurality of light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,140,061

CYCLING OUT DISPERSED STORAGE PROCESSING UNITS FROM ACCESS POOLS TO PERFORM EXPENSIVE OPERATIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprises:identifying, by a dispersed storage (DS) processing unit of a plurality of DS processing units of a dispersed storage network (DSN), a DSN operation to be performed that will adversely interfere with processing of DSN access requests;
sending, by the DS processing unit, a suspension request to a process balancing module of the DSN, wherein the suspension request is for temporarily suspending processing of DSN access requests;
determining, by the process balancing module, whether sufficient processing resources of active DS processing units of the plurality of DS processing units are available for processing DSN access requests on behalf of the DS processing unit; and
when determined that sufficient processing resources are available:
granting, by the process balancing module, the suspension request; and
allocating, by the process balancing module, DSN access requests of the DS processing unit to one or more of the active DS processing units.

US Pat. No. 10,139,964

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR A TOUCH PANEL AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE TOUCH PANEL

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An apparatus comprising at least one processor coupled to at least one memory, the at least one processor executing to:determine, based on a comparison of a sensed electrostatic capacitance value of an electrostatic sensor provided to an electrostatic touch panel and a reference electrostatic capacitance value, whether a portion of the electrostatic touch panel is being touched by an operator;
determine whether the sensed electrostatic capacitance value decreases, while it is determined that the portion of the electrostatic touch panel is being touched by the operator, more than a threshold in a predetermined period; and
in response to a determination that the sensed electrostatic capacitance value decreases more than the threshold in the predetermined period while it is determined that the portion of the electrostatic touch panel is being touched by the operator, increase the reference electrostatic capacitance value while it is determined that the portion of the electrostatic touch panel is being touched by the operator, the increase causing the apparatus to change the determination that the portion of the electrostatic touch panel is being touched by the operator to a determination that the portion of the electrostatic touch panel is no longer being touched by the operator.

US Pat. No. 10,139,772

WASTE TONER DETECTION MECHANISM AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A waste toner detection mechanism comprising:a stirring shaft that stirs waste toner;
a transmission member that transmits rotation to the stirring shaft, the transmission member moving in an axial direction of the stirring shaft based on a load that acts on rotation of the stirring shaft; and
a flag member that moves along with movement of the transmission member.

US Pat. No. 10,139,618

MULTI-MIRROR ARRAY

Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Obe...

1. A multi-mirror array, comprising:a multiplicity of displaceable mirror elements, each mirror element comprising a reflection area;
a multiplicity of actuators configured to displace the mirror elements; and
a multiplicity of passive electrical damping mechanisms configured to damp disturbances of displacement positions of the mirror elements,
wherein:
to displace one of the mirror elements, each actuator comprises an actuator electrode configured so that an actuation signal can be applied thereto via a signal line;
each damping mechanism is connected in series with an actuator electrode;
the damping mechanisms comprise at least mechanism selected from the group consisting of antiparallel-connected diodes, switched capacitor structures and transistor circuits; and
at least one of the following conditions holds:
i) each damping mechanism comprises structures having an area of at most 10% of the reflection area of the associated mirror element;
ii) the multi-mirror array further comprises a low-pass filter having a cut-off frequency of 1000 Hz and a damping of at least 25 dB starting from a frequency of 10 kHz in an actuator path; and
iii) the damping mechanisms are variably adjustable, and each damping mechanism comprises structures having an area of at most 10% of the reflection area of the associated mirror element;
iv) the multi-mirror array further comprises a low-pass filter having a cut-off frequency of 1000 Hz and a damping of at least 25 dB starting from a frequency of 10 kHz in an actuator path, wherein the damping mechanisms are variably adjustable; and
v) the multi-mirror array further comprises a low-pass filter having a cut-off frequency of 1000 Hz and a damping of at least 25 dB starting from a frequency of 10 kHz in an actuator path, wherein each damping mechanism comprises on-ASIC structures.

US Pat. No. 10,139,478

TIME VARYING GAIN IN AN OPTICAL DETECTOR OPERATING IN A LIDAR SYSTEM

LUMINAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A lidar system comprising:a light source configured to emit a light pulse; and
a receiver configured to detect light from the light pulse scattered by a remote target, the receiver including:
a photodetector that detects an optical signal corresponding to the light; and
a light pulse-detection circuit configured to convert the optical signal to an electrical signal and to detect whether the converted electrical signal is indicative of the light pulse scattered by the remote target, the light pulse-detection circuit including:
a gain circuit configured to amplify the converted electrical signal by a predetermined amplification amount that varies according to an amount of time that has elapsed since the light pulse has been emitted, wherein within a threshold time period T1 since the light pulse has been emitted the gain circuit operates in a low-gain mode having the predetermined amplification amount below a threshold value, and within a threshold time period T2 after the threshold time period T1 has elapsed, the gain circuit switches to a high-gain mode having the predetermined amplification amount at or above the threshold value, and
a comparison circuit configured to compare the amplified electrical signal to a threshold amount to determine whether the amplified electrical signal is indicative of the light pulse scattered by the remote target.

US Pat. No. 10,139,379

METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING MASS SPECTROMETER PARAMETERS

THERMO FINNIGAN LLC, San...

1. A method for determining optimal values of a mass spectral operating parameter for use in analyzing each of a plurality of compounds by mass spectrometry comprising:performing a survey liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LCMS) experiment, said experiment comprising a plurality of mass spectral measurements of each of at least one characteristic ion species of each respective compound as said each respective compound is introduced into a mass spectrometer during its elution from a chromatograph;
determining a respective elution time window of each characteristic ion species, based on the plurality of mass spectral measurements;
planning a minimum number of subsequent chromatography/mass spectrometry (LCMS) experiments, each subsequent LCMS experiment performed on a mixture consisting of a respective subset of the plurality of compounds, wherein the subset compounds of each subsequent experiment are chosen based on the determined elution time windows;
performing each of the subsequent LCMS experiments, wherein each subsequent experiment comprises a plurality of mass spectral measurements of each of the at least one characteristic ion species of each subset compound of said each subsequent experiment as said each respective subset compound is introduced into the mass spectrometer during its elution from the chromatograph, wherein, for each characteristic ion species, the operational parameter is caused to vary between successive mass spectral measurements of the said each characteristic ion species;
calculating, for each characteristic ion species, a corrected intensity of at least a portion of the plurality of mass spectral measurements of said each characteristic ion species measured during the planned subsequent LCMS experiments, based on a best-fit synthetic model curve that relates to the time variation of the elution of the respective corresponding compound quantity; and
determining the optimal values of the mass spectral operating parameter from analyses of the variation of the corrected intensities with respect to variation of the operational parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,139,378

METHODS OF DETERMINING MOLECULAR WEIGHT AND COMONOMER CHARACTERISTICS OF A COPOLYMER IN POLYMER BLENDS

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A method of determining the molecular weight characteristics of the copolymer component in an impact copolymer (ICP) comprising at least one copolymer (EP) and at least one homopolymer (PP), the method comprising:a) eluting a solubilized ICP through a gel permeation chromatographic (GPC) column to form an eluate comprising the EP and/or PP;
b) measuring the Infrared (IR) absorption of at least the primary monomer-derived unit stretch frequency and the comonomer-derived unit in elution volume slices (Ve) to determine the amount of comonomer (SICP), and measuring the concentration of ICP (CICP) using any detector;
c) determining the mass concentration, comonomer composition at each Ve, and the total comonomer content (Tc2) of the ICP; and
d) for each Ve, calculating the amount of EP and PP using the following equations:
cEPhEP+cPPhPP=cICPhICP
cEPhEPsEP+cPPhPPsPP=cICPhICPsICP,wherein “c” is the concentration of ICP, EP and PP; “h” is the mass constant for EP, ICP, and PP; and “s” is the weight percent of comonomer for each of EP, ICP, and PP; and wherein:(i) when the total EP content (TEP) is known, SEP is equal to the Tc2/TEP, and/or
(ii) when the molecular weight characteristics of the PP is known, the value of SEP is chosen so that the CPP in each Ve has the same shape, and repeating the calculation until the CPP and the C?PP only differs by a multiplication factor.

US Pat. No. 10,139,323

APPARATUS FOR SEPARATING MICRO-PARTICLES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus for separating micro-particles, the apparatus comprising:a channel through which a fluid flows along a length direction of the channel; and
a separating part protruding into the channel and including a slanted element inclined toward the length direction of the channel and a vertical element perpendicular to the length direction of the channel,
wherein the slanted element comprises first and second sub-slanted elements that are symmetric with respect to a center axis of the channel,
wherein the vertical element comprises:
a first sub-vertical element between the first sub-slanted element and a sidewall of the channel;
a second sub-vertical element between the second sub-slanted element and a sidewall of the channel; and
a third sub-vertical element between the first and second sub-slanted elements.

US Pat. No. 10,139,300

HIGH PRESSURE STRAIN DETECTION DEVICE WITH A BASE MADE OF A FIRST BRITTLE MATERIAL AND A STRAIN DETECTION ELEMENT BONDED TO THE BASE VIA A SECOND BRITTLE MATERIAL

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A pressure detection device, comprising: a metal housing including a pressure introduction unit and a diaphragm deformed by a pressure introduced via the pressure introduction unit; and a strain detection element for detecting strain generated in the diaphragm, wherein a base made of a first brittle material having a first melting point is provided on the metal housing, and the strain detection element is bonded to the base via a second brittle material having a second melting point that is lower than the first melting.

US Pat. No. 10,139,254

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A MEASUREMENT SENSOR FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Continental Automotive Fr...

5. A measurement sensor for a motor vehicle, said sensor comprising a body, an electronic measurement module and a protective overmolding, said body comprising, in one and the same material:a base for fastening the sensor in the motor vehicle,
an element for receiving the electronic measurement module, made from a material of the base, comprising a first cylindrical portion with a first circular cross section delineating a space in which the electronic measurement module is mounted and a second cylindrical portion, the diameter of the second cylindrical portion being smaller than the diameter of the first cylindrical portion, the protective overmolding enveloping the element for receiving the electronic measurement module, and
a seal made from a material of said second cylindrical portion.

US Pat. No. 10,139,251

POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, ROBOT, AND PRINTER

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A power transmitting apparatus comprising:a power transmitting section that includes an input shaft section and an output shaft section and transmits drive force from the input shaft section to the output shaft section;
a first detection section including a polarizing section that rotates when one of the input shaft section and the output shaft section rotates and has a polarization characteristic, a light source section that irradiates the polarizing section with light, and a light detection section that outputs a signal according to intensity of the light from the polarizing section;
a second detection section that outputs a signal according to a rotational state of another one of the input shaft section and the output shaft section; and
a determination section that determines a rotational state of the polarizing section based on the signal from the light detection section and the signal from the second detection section.

US Pat. No. 10,139,226

CONTROL MOMENT GYROSCOPE

KOREA AEROSPACE RESEARCH ...

1. A control moment gyroscope for rotating two shafts disposed perpendicular to each other and generating torque in a direction orthogonal to both of the shafts, comprising:a gimbal motor having a hollow cylindrical shape and supplying momentum;
a spin motor provided in an inside of the gimbal motor and supplying momentum in a direction perpendicular to the momentum of the gimbal motor; and
a flywheel provided in the inside of the gimbal motor and supplied with a rotating force of the gimbal motor and a rotating force of the spin motor,
wherein the gimbal motor comprises:
a first stator having a hollow cylindrical shape with a coil wound thereon;
a first rotor in a hollow cylindrical shape, being provided at a gap with respect to the first stator, and having a permanent magnet;
a first stator support in a hollow cylindrical shape and supporting the first stator; and
a first rotor support supporting the first rotor, being rotatably provided on the first stator support, and comprising an insertion inserted into the first stator support, and
wherein the first stator support and the first rotor support form a portion of an outer circumference of the control moment gyroscope.

US Pat. No. 10,139,224

MEASURING DEVICE

TOPCON Corporation, Toky...

1. A measuring device comprising; a leveling unit, a measuring device main body provided on said leveling unit, a control unit, a first tilt angle measuring device for detecting a horizontality with high accuracy, and a second tilt angle measuring device for detecting a tilt angle in a wider range than a range of said first tilt angle measuring device and having a higher responsiveness than a responsiveness of said first tilt angle measuring device,wherein said control unit, said first tilt angle measuring device and said second tilt angle measuring device are provided in said measuring device main body and
wherein said control unit drives said leveling unit based on a detection result of said second tilt angle measuring device, performs a rough leveling until a tilt angle detected by said second tilt angle measuring device reaches within a range in which said first tilt angle measuring device is capable of detecting and levels said measuring device main body horizontally based on a detection result of said first tilt angle measuring device.

US Pat. No. 10,139,218

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:one or more programmable processors;
a memory storing a program that is executable by the one or more programmable processors and when executed, causes the one or more programmable processors to function as:
an obtaining unit configured to obtain a captured image and distance information of a subject in the captured image;
a generation unit configured to generate, from the captured image, a plurality of depth-divided images, each of the depth-divided images including only a subject of the captured image in a specific distance range that is different from the distance range of others in said plurality of depth-divided images, based on the distance information of the subject;
a display control unit configured to selectably display the plurality of depth-divided images; and
an image processing unit configured to apply image processing to an image selected from among the plurality of depth-divided images, and
wherein the obtaining unit obtains the distance information of the subject in the captured image from a monochromatic distance image with a same number of pixels as the captured image, and wherein each pixel value indicates a subject distance of the corresponding pixel in the captured image to the image processing apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,139,215

PERMITTIVITY MEASUREMENTS OF LAYERS

TeCom AS, Bergen (NO)

1. A method for characterizing a dielectric layer with one of, a backing material or fluid behind the dielectric layer, wherein the method comprises:measuring a parameter in a first frequency range using a first apparatus, wherein the measured parameter in the first frequency range is at least one of, reflection coefficient, transmission coefficient, and impedance,
measuring a parameter in a second frequency range using a second apparatus, wherein the measured parameter in the second frequency range is at least one of, reflection coefficient, transmission coefficient, and impedance,
estimating a permittivity in the first frequency range from the measured parameter in the first frequency range using at least one of, experimentally and theoretically based calibration models,
estimating a permittivity in the second frequency range by combining an application based model with the estimated permittivity in the first frequency range, wherein the application based model is a model for estimating permittivity as a function of frequency from one of, material or fluid composition, and further comprising estimating the permittivity from at least one of, theoretical models, numerical simulations, and measured data,
providing an estimate of a thickness of the dielectric layer from the measured parameter in the second frequency range and at least one of, theoretical models, models derived from numerical simulations, and models derived from measured data,
wherein the first frequency range is a material characterization frequency range wherein reflections from an interface between at least one sensor and the dielectric layer is dominating compared with reflections from an interface between the dielectric layer and the one of, backing material or fluid behind the dielectric layer, and
wherein the second frequency range is a thickness characterization frequency range wherein reflections from the interface between the dielectric layer and the one of, backing material or fluid interfere with reflections from the interface between the sensor and the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,139,205

HIGH IMPACT STRENGTH NOCK ASSEMBLY

Ravin Crossbows, LLC, Su...

1. A high impact strength lighted nock assembly that couples with, and decouples from, an arrow, the lighted nock assembly comprising:a light assembly comprising a light emitting device that is mechanically coupled to a battery, wherein displacing the light emitting device toward the battery activates the light emitting device and displacing the light emitting device away from the battery deactivates the light emitting device;
a nock comprising a head configured to engage with a bowstring and a shank with a recess, wherein the light emitting device is located in the recess and the light assembly is attached to the nock;
a bushing sized for insertion into a shaft of the arrow, the bushing having a shoulder that engages with a rear end of the shaft, a distal portion extending from the shoulder portion into the shaft, and a center opening extending into the distal portion that is sized to frictionally engage with the shank of the nock, such that the shank extends into the shaft; and
a battery stop attached to the battery at a location offset from the nock, the battery stop is releasably coupled within the center opening of the bushing and resists longitudinal translation of the battery relative to the bushing, wherein the nock translates within the center opening between an activated configuration that activates the light emitting device and a deactivated configuration that deactivates the light emitting device without removing the light assembly from the bushing.

US Pat. No. 10,139,193

DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM FOR MOTOR ATTACHMENT ANGLE IN SIMULATION GUN

TOKYO MARUI CO., LTD., T...

1. A displacement system for a motor attachment angle, in which an attachment angle between an output gear of a motor holder configuring an electric mechanism and an input gear of a gear box is displaceable, in a simulation gun in which a piston cylinder mechanism is driven by the electric mechanism and a bullet is shot with generated compressed air,wherein the output gear and the input gear are constituted by bevel gears,
wherein the system comprises
connection portions that are provided in at least two places on a gear box side, and
connection counterpart portions that respectively coincide with the connection portions and are provided on a motor holder side, and
wherein the connection portions are present on the same circumference about a rotary shaft of the input gear and on both sides across a radial-directional axial line passing through the rotary shaft of the input gear, and angles A, B formed by axial lines respectively connecting the connection portions and the rotary shaft of the input gear, and the radial-directional axial line are not equal to each other (A?B).

US Pat. No. 10,139,192

AIRSOFT MAGAZINE

1. An airsoft magazine that provides an automated feed mechanism of pellets housed in the magazine, comprising;an outer shell;
an inner shell constructed of two symmetrical, half shells which are secured to each other and inserted into the outer shell;
the inner shell including a feed mechanism operated by a motor powered by a battery;
the feed mechanism including a spinning gear mechanism with a plurality of teeth rotated by the motor to transfer the pellets from a loading chamber disposed above the feed mechanism within the inner shell to an exit chamber from which the pellets are ejected from the magazine;
a first sensor disposed in the inner shell to output a first signal to a circuit board to turn on the motor when the first sensor detects the pellets passing through the exit chamber to be ejected from the magazine;
a release hatch covering an inlet to the loading chamber being spring loaded with a spring which when compressed sends a second signal output from a second sensor to the circuit board which when the first signal is output to the circuit board turns on the motor to transfer the pellets from the loading chamber to the exit chamber; and
the battery, motor, and circuit board being mounted to the inner shell and secured within a storage component disposed at a bottom section of the inner shell and secured within the storage component with a cover.

US Pat. No. 10,139,164

ROTARY HEAT TREATMENT FURNACE

SANKEN SANGYO CO., LTD., ...

1. A rotary heat treatment furnace comprising: a furnace body having an inside that is partitioned into a first zone and a second zone; a housing rotary body rotatably supported and disposed so as to straddle the first zone and the second zone, the housing rotary body including: a plurality of side walls extending radially; a plurality of housing chambers partitioned by the side walls, the housing chambers each having a substantially same size, the housing chambers being disposed circumferentially in multiple stages, each of the multiple stages including multiple housing chambers; and a space disposed in the central portion of the housing rotary body so that the housing rotary body is provided with a donut shape in plan view; a rotary driving device for rotating the housing rotary body; a heating device for heating the air inside the furnace body; a fan for feeding hot air prepared by the air heated by the heating device to the housing rotary body; a first partition wall and a second partition wall, the first partition wall extending from the fan towards the housing rotary body while the second partition wall extending from a wall surface of the furnace body towards the housing rotary body, the first partition wall and the second partition wall together partitioning the inside of the furnace body into the first zone and the second zone; a first flow passage communicating a blowout port of the fan with outer circumference sides of the housing chambers positioned in the first zone; and a second flow passage communicating outer circumference sides of the housing chambers positioned in the second zone with a suction port of the fan, wherein: when the first partition wall is in such a state that an end portion thereof at a side of the housing rotary body side comes closer to one of the side walls, the second partition wall is in such a state that an end portion thereof at a side of the housing rotary body comes closer to another one of the side walls; the hot air provided by the fan and passed through the first flow passage is fed substantially horizontally to the outer circumference sides of the housing chambers positioned in the first zone and further to the space side; and the hot air is then fed substantially horizontally from the space side to the outer circumference sides of the housing chambers positioned in the second zone, and is returned to the fan through the second flow passage.

US Pat. No. 10,139,163

DRUG-ELUTING COATINGS APPLIED TO MEDICAL DEVICES BY SPRAYING AND DRYING TO REMOVE SOLVENT

Abbott Cardiovascular Sys...

1. A method of drying a stent having a longitudinal axis, comprising:using a dryer having an inlet conduit for supplying an input gas and a nozzle exit for producing a heated, drying gas, the nozzle exit having apertures; and
placing the stent between a reflector and the nozzle exit, wherein the reflector is arranged to cause an increase in gas pressure near the stent by directing gas towards the stent, thereby reducing heat loss in the vicinity of the stent;
wherein the dryer is adapted for producing a substantially uniform drying air mass over the stent length.

US Pat. No. 10,139,161

MICROWAVE VACUUM-DRYING OF ORGANIC MATERIALS

EnWave Corporation, Vanc...

1. A method for dehydrating an organic material, comprising the steps of:(a) introducing the organic material into a vacuum chamber;
(b) reducing pressure in the vacuum chamber to a pressure less than atmospheric;
(c) conveying the organic material through the vacuum chamber across a microwave-transparent window of the vacuum chamber by a conveyor extending along the microwave-transparent window and in contact with the microwave-transparent window;
(d) applying microwave radiation through the microwave-transparent window to dehydrate the organic material as it is being conveyed through the vacuum chamber; and
(e) removing the dehydrated organic material from the vacuum chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,139,138

APPARATUS FOR REDUCING NOISE IN A CRYOCOOLER SUCH AS FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SYSTEMS

OXFORD INSTRUMENTS NANOTE...

1. An assembly for operating a cryocooler pedestal, the assembly being operable when in use to provide a cryocooler pedestal with cyclical gaseous connection to high pressure and low pressure gas supply lines, the assembly having a return conduit through which gas is caused to flow from the cryocooler pedestal into the low pressure supply line, wherein the assembly further comprises a dispersion chamber adjacent the return conduit and in flow communication therewith through a plurality of orifices so as to reduce acoustic noise, and wherein each of the return conduit and the dispersion chamber is located within a valve head of the assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,139,136

NEXT GENERATION BARE WIRE WATER HEATER

EEMAX, INC., Waterbury, ...

1. A heating device comprising:a retention device;
a tube having a flange and at least one indexed groove located along a length of the tube, wherein the at least one indexed groove contains the retention device; and
at least one electrical resistance heating element having a first end connected to the tube via the flange and a second end connected to the tube via the retention device; and
a heating chamber that encloses and surrounds the exterior surface of the tube thereby creating a first flow path therebetween, the heating chamber including at least one opening along the length of the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,139,095

REFLECTOR AND LAMP COMPRISED THEREOF

GE Lighting Solutions, LL...

1. A lamp with a central axis, comprising:an envelope forming an interior volume;
a reflector disposed in the interior volume at a reflector plane that is tangent to at least two points on the reflector, wherein the reflector comprises a plurality of facets disposed circumferentially about the central axis, wherein the facets are configured to at least partially reflect light from the light source; and
a light source that is configured to generate light onto the reflector,
wherein the reflector and the light source each have a profile with an outer profile diameter that forms a reflector-to-light source size ratio in a range of from about 2.8 to about 3.6;
wherein, the envelope is configured to diffuse light from the light source with an intensity distribution of a level of approximately 100±25% over a range of values for a latitudinal co-ordinate ? between zero degrees (0°) and one hundred thirty-five degrees (135°) or greater.

US Pat. No. 10,139,085

LAMP DEVICE WITH LAMPSHADE FASTENED VIA ARM LATCH

HABITEX CORPORATION, Tai...

1. A lamp device comprising:a lamp seat including a mounting plate;
a funnel-shaped lampshade having
a top end portion,
a bottom end portion that is spaced apart from said top end portion, that is connected to said mounting plate, and that defines an opening, said lampshade converging from said top end portion to said bottom end portion, and
an inner inclined surface that extends from said bottom end portion to said top end portion; and
a securing unit having
a cover shell that is disposed in said opening and that has
a top wall,
a surrounding wall extending downwardly from a periphery of said top wall, and connected to said mounting plate, and
a plurality of receiving notches, each of which extends from said top wall to said surrounding wall, and
a plurality of locking mechanisms, each of which includes a locking member that has
a ring portion disposed in a respective one of said receiving notches and being rotatable about an axis relative to said cover shell, and
an arm portion extending laterally from said ring portion, and being co-rotatable with said ring portion about the axis relative to said cover shell between a locked position, where said arm portion is disposed outside of the respective one of said receiving notches and abuts against said inner inclined surface of said lampshade such that said lampshade is fastened to said lamp seat, and an unlocked position, where said arm portion is received in the respective one of said receiving notches such that said lampshade is permitted to be separated from the lamp seat.

US Pat. No. 10,139,079

LED ILLUMINATION ASSEMBLY WITH COLLIMATING OPTIC

Whelen Engineering Compan...

1. A beam forming optic for use with an LED having an optical axis centered on an area of light emission from which light is emitted in a hemispherical pattern surrounding the optical axis, said light emitted to one side of a first plane behind said LED and perpendicular to the optical axis, said beam forming optic comprising:a first light entry surface configured to cooperate with a first light emission surface to redirect a portion of the light emitted by said LED divergent from the optical axis into a direction substantially parallel with the optical axis;
a second light entry surface configured to cooperate with an internal reflecting surface and a second light emission surface to redirect a portion of the light emitted by said LED divergent from the optical axis into a direction substantially parallel with the optical axis; and
a polygonal periphery extending from said internal reflecting surface to said second light emission surface;
wherein said first light entry surface and said first light emission surface have lobes projecting away from said optical axis to redirect light emitted by said LED that would otherwise be incident on said polygonal periphery, light passing through said second light entry surface is incident on said internal reflecting surface and said first and second light entry surfaces cooperate to prevent light emitted from said LED from contacting said polygonal periphery.

US Pat. No. 10,139,078

COMPACT OPTICAL ASSEMBLY FOR LED LIGHT SOURCES

Whelen Engineering Compan...

1. A reflector for use in conjunction with an LED light source, said LED light source having an LED optical axis (Ao) centered on an area of light emission from which light is emitted in a hemispherical emission pattern surrounding said optical axis (Ao), said light consisting essentially of light emitted to one side of a first plane (P1) coincident with said area of light emission and perpendicular to said optical axis (Ao), said reflector comprising:a first reflecting surface and a second reflecting surface rotationally symmetrical about optical axis (Ao), said first reflecting surface extending from said first plane (P1) and defined by an arc of an ellipse rotated about said optical axis (Ao), said ellipse having a first ellipse focus coincident with said area of light emission and a major axis canted relative to said optical axis (Ao), and said second reflecting surface defined by an arc of a parabola rotated about said optical axis (Ao) having a parabola focus axially spaced from said first reflecting surface and radially spaced from said optical axis (Ao);
wherein said first reflecting surface and said second reflecting surface are configured to cooperate to redirect light rays divergent from said optical axis (Ao) into a direction substantially parallel with said optical axis (Ao).

US Pat. No. 10,139,060

LED LIGHTING METHODS AND APPARATUS

WANGS ALLIANCE CORPORATIO...

1. A light assembly comprising:a first reflector having a mirror finish and having a top and a bottom;
an LED downlight for emitting light in a downward direction through a cavity formed by said first reflector, said LED downlight being located at the top of said first reflector;
an LED uplight for emitting light in an upward direction, said first reflector being positioned above said LED uplight;
a second reflector having a matte finish and having a top and a bottom, said second reflector being positioned below said first reflector, said second reflector having a larger diameter than said first reflector, said LED uplight being located at the bottom of said second reflector;
a seal located between a bottom surface of the first reflector and a top surface of the second reflector that prevents light leakage, said second reflector having a concave shape including a top opening through which light passes and a bottom opening through which light passes;
a lens, sealing a bottom portion of said first reflector and separating said first reflector from said second reflector; and
a trim ring assembly with retaining tabs, said trim ring assembly including a shoulder portion for insertion into a bottom portion of said second reflector and a flange portion for sealing a bottom portion of said second reflector with respect to a mounting surface into which said light assembly can be inserted.

US Pat. No. 10,139,014

DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE FILLING OF A PIPE AS IT IS BEING LAID IN A STRETCH OF WATER, AND ASSOCIATED ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

TECHNIP FRANCE, (FR)

1. A device configured for controlling the filling of a fluid transport pipe being laid in a stretch of water, comprising:An upstream section defining a water introduction inlet;
A process fluid injector configured for injecting a process fluid into the water introduced into the upstream section;
An intermediate section mounted downstream of the process fluid injector configured for receiving the water containing process fluid;
A downstream section configured for conveying water to the fluid transport pipe being laid in the stretch of water;
A liquid volume compensation reservoir, having a variable receiving volume of water discharged from the fluid transport pipe,
A connector to which the intermediate section, the downstream section and the liquid volume compensation reservoir are connected, an inlet cross-section of the liquid volume compensation reservoir being greater than 40 times an internal cross-section of the intermediate section, taken at the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,138,986

CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

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

1. A continuously variable transmission comprising:an input shaft configured to receive a driving force input from a drive source;
first and second output shafts parallel to the input shaft;
a continuously variable transmission device comprising:
a first pulley mounted to the first output shaft;
a second pulley mounted to the second output shaft; and
an endless belt looped around the first pulley and the second pulley;
a first transmission path configured to reduce an input from the input shaft and transmit the driving force to the continuously variable transmission device;
a second transmission path configured to increase an input from the input shaft and transmit the driving force to the continuously variable transmission device;
a final output mechanism configured to output the driving force from the first output shaft or the second output shaft;
a first friction clutch coaxial with the input shaft and configured to switch between establishing and interrupting power transmission from the input shaft to the first transmission path;
a second friction clutch coaxial with the input shaft and configured to switch between establishing and interrupting power transmission from the input shaft to the second transmission path;
a third friction clutch coaxial with the second output shaft and configured to switch between establishing and interrupting power transmission from the second pulley to the final output mechanism; and
a fourth friction clutch coaxial with the first output shaft and configured to switch between establishing and interrupting power transmission from the first pulley to the final output mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,138,937

INTERMEDIATE BEARING FOR A DRIVE SHAFT TRAIN

Spicer Gelenkwellenbau Gm...

1. An intermediate bearing for a drive shaft train of a motor vehicle, said intermediate bearing comprising:an elastic bearing body, which has a bore,
a supporting ring, which is arranged in the bore and has a receiving space for receiving a rolling bearing, wherein the receiving space defines a longitudinal axis, and
two sealing discs, which are axially spaced apart from one another and each have a central opening for receiving a drive component, wherein the supporting ring is arranged between the two sealing discs,whereinthe two sealing discs each have one groove, which extends concentrically with respect to the longitudinal axis, wherein the supporting ring engages into the two grooves of the two sealing discs that are double-walled, at least in some sections, in the region of the two grooves, wherein by means of the two sealing discs a labyrinth seal for sealing the receiving space is formed in the region of the two grooves and the supporting ring engaging into the two grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,138,817

GAS TURBINE ENGINE GEARED COMPRESSOR WITH FIRST AND SECOND INPUT ROTORS

1. A booster assembly for a gas turbine engine having a first rotor assembly comprising a low pressure turbine drivingly connected to a fan via a first shaft and a second rotor assembly comprising a second turbine drivingly connected to a high pressure compressor via a second shaft, the first and second rotor assemblies arranged to undergo relative rotation in use about a common axis, the booster assembly comprising:a further compressor arranged to be disposed about said common axis between the fan and high-pressure compressor in a direction of flow; and
a gearing having first and second input rotors and an output rotor, the first input rotor arranged to be driven by the first rotor assembly and the second input rotor arranged to be driven by the second rotor assembly such that the output rotor drives the further compressor, wherein
the gearing is a mechanical epicyclic gearing comprising at least one mechanical coupling including gears and teeth, and
the gearing comprises an electrical output rotor that is drivingly connected to an electrical machine, whereby the gearing drives both the output rotor connected to the further compressor and the electrical output rotor connected to the electrical machine.

US Pat. No. 10,138,810

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER STORAGE

Highview Enterprises Limi...

1. A cryogenic energy storage system comprising:a cryogenic storage tank for storing a cryogen;
a power recovery system including:
a pump in fluid communication with the cryogenic storage tank, wherein the pump is for compressing the cryogen from the storage tank;
a first heat exchanger;
a first expansion turbine;
a first pathway for conveying the compressed cryogen through the first heat exchanger for heating the compressed cryogen;
a second pathway through the first expansion turbine for expanding and converting the heated compressed cryogen into a low pressure exhaust gas for extracting power from the cryogen;
a third pathway for conveying the low pressure exhaust gas through the first heat exchanger for heating the compressed cryogen and cooling the low pressure exhaust gas;
a first thermal store;
a fourth pathway through the first thermal store;
a fifth pathway for conveying the cooled low pressure exhaust gas to the fourth pathway through the first thermal store for use as a first source of a working fluid;
a co-located liquefier including:
a second source of the working fluid;
a second heat exchanger having a length;
a compressor;
second and third expansion turbines;
a phase separator;
a sixth pathway for conveying the working fluid from the first and second sources of the working fluid through the compressor;
a seventh pathway for conveying a first portion of the compressed working fluid through the second expansion turbine and part of the length of the second heat exchanger to the fourth pathway through the first thermal store; and
an eighth pathway for conveying at least a part of a second portion of the compressed working fluid through the third expansion turbine and part of the length of the second heat exchanger to the phase separator to convert some of the second portion of the working fluid into new cryogen.

US Pat. No. 10,138,806

CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR VEHICLE DRIVE MECHANISM

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A control device for a vehicle drive mechanism including a moving body which is movably supported, two stoppers, each of which defines an end of a movability range of the moving body, an actuator which drives the moving body in a moving direction, and a sensor which senses a position of the moving body, the control device comprising:a learning unit that learns an output of the sensor corresponding to a contact state of each of the two stoppers,
wherein the learning unit executes the learning for a high-rigidity stopper of the two stoppers prior to the learning for a low-rigidity stopper of the two stoppers.

US Pat. No. 10,138,802

POSITION CONTROL OF FLOW CONTROL VALVES NEAR ENDSTOPS

1. A method of controlling wastegate valve flow area in a turbocharger of an engine, the method comprising:receiving, by a controller, a request to fully close a wastegate valve, the wastegate valve being actuated by an actuator that is operable to move between endstop positions corresponding to the wastegate valve being fully-open and fully-closed, the actuator being configured to operate at a duty cycle corresponding to opening and closing of the wastegate valve;
in response to receiving the request to fully close the wastegate valve, commanding, by the controller, the actuator to a desired position past the endstop position corresponding to the fully-closed wastegate valve while rate-limiting a velocity of the actuator;
obtaining, by the controller, a learned endstop position corresponding to the fully-closed wastegate valve when (I) a difference between the commanded position and a sensed position reaches a threshold difference and (ii) the velocity decreases below the rate limit to obtain the learned endstop position;
receiving, by the controller, a request to open the wastegate valve; and
in response to receiving the request to open the wastegate valve, controlling, by the controller, the actuator based on the learned endstop position.

US Pat. No. 10,138,713

AUTONOMOUS WELLBORE DEVICES WITH ORIENTATION-REGULATING STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS INCLUDING THE SAME

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. An autonomous wellbore device, comprising:a wellbore tool configured to, responsive to receipt of an actuation signal, autonomously perform a downhole operation within a wellbore conduit that is defined by a wellbore tubular that extends within a subterranean formation;
a control structure configured to be conveyed autonomously within the wellbore conduit with the wellbore tool and programmed to:
(i) determine that an actuation criterion has been satisfied; and
(ii) provide the actuation signal to the wellbore tool responsive to satisfaction of the actuation criterion; and
an orientation-regulating structure comprising at least one of a gyroscope and a buoyant region autonomously conveyable within the wellbore conduit with the wellbore tool and to regulate a cross-sectional orientation of the wellbore tool within the wellbore conduit with respect to a cross-sectional center of the wellbore conduit, while the autonomous wellbore device is autonomously conveyed within the wellbore conduit, the orientation-regulating structure configured to;
(a) determine that an orientation-regulation criterion has been satisfied with respect to an orientation of the wellbore tool; and
(b) provide an orientation indication signal to the control structure responsive to satisfaction of the orientation-regulation criterion.

US Pat. No. 10,138,682

TRI-FOOT, LADDER AND METHOD

Werner Co., Greenville, ...

1. A ladder foot rotatably attached adjacent to a bottom of a first rail of a ladder comprising:three surfaces that are distinct and different, and a bolthole through which a bolt extends to rotatably attach the ladder foot to the first rail, the ladder foot essentially has a shape of a triangle with a first face, second face directly connected to the first face, and a third face directly connected to the first face and second face, the first face has a first surface, the second face has a second surface different from the first surface, and the third face has a pick extending essentially perpendicular from it, the first surface is a first rubber tread, and the second surface is a second rubber tread, where the second rubber tread has larger and fewer grooves per inch than the first rubber tread which has smaller and more grooves per inch than the second rubber tread.

US Pat. No. 10,138,670

LIFTING DEVICE AND VEHICLE DOOR WITH SAID LIFTING DEVICE

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A lifting device lifting and lowering a window glass of a door, the lifting device comprising:a drive mechanism for lifting and lowering the window glass;
a support plate supporting the drive mechanism, said support plate mounted on a surface of an inner panel of the door; and
a carrier attached to the support plate in a slidable manner, and lifted and lowered by the drive mechanism, wherein
the support plate includes a through hole, and
a stopper which protrudes from the surface of the inner panel of the door and stops movement of the carrier relative to the support plate is inserted through the through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,138,647

SHEAR TIE SYSTEM FOR VENTED ROOF RIDGE

1. A shear tie strap comprising:a first sheet metal body including a first cross strap having a first intermediate region; and
a second sheet metal body including a second cross strap having a second intermediate region; wherein
the first intermediate region and the second intermediate region intersect or cross to form at least part of a center nailer strip, the center nailer strip comprising at least one hole adapted to receive a nail and the first cross strap and second cross strap together are in a general shape of an X,
the first cross strap comprising a first end extending in a first direction away from the center nailer strip and a second end extending in a second direction away from the center nailer strip, the first end of the first cross strap at an angle of 180° the second end of the first cross strap when in the same plane as the second end of the first cross strap and opposed to second end of the first cross strap across the center nailer strip,
the second cross strap comprising a first end extending in a third direction away from the center nailer strip and a second end extending in a fourth direction away from the center nailer strip, the first end of the second cross strap at an angle of 180° the second end of the second cross strap when in the same plane as the second end of the second cross strap and opposed to second end of the second cross strap across the center nailer strip,
and the shear tie strap has a width that is adapted to a spacing between adjacent rafters on a roof.

US Pat. No. 10,138,646

SUBMERGED ROBOT WITH LEARNING CAPABILITIES

MAYTRONICS LTD., Kibbutz...

1. A suction-powered pool cleaning robot comprising: a fluid outlet, adapted for connection to a suction hose; a fluid inlet, with a fluid path between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet; a turbine at least partially disposed within the fluid path so as to extract energy from flow of fluid through the fluid path; an electrical generator for providing power thereto and adapted to be driven by the turbine; a sensor arranged to generate rotation information indicative of a speed of rotation of the turbine; and an electronic controller that is arranged to control an operation of the suction-powered pool cleaning robot in response to at least the rotation information; wherein the electronic controller is arranged to trigger a rotation of the suction-powered pool cleaning robot if the rotation information indicates that the suction-powered pool cleaning robot attempts to climb a wall of the pool.

US Pat. No. 10,138,313

USE OF A FLUID POLYMERIC COMPOSITION FOR ENCAPSULATING PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES

ARKEMA FRANCE, Colombes ...

1. A polymeric composition configured for use as an encapsulant in a photovoltaic module, said polymeric composition comprising a copolymer which comprises an ethylene monomer and a carboxylic acid vinyl ester comonomer, the carboxylic acid vinyl ester comonomer representing between 5% and 50% by weight, relative to the total weight of the copolymer, and the polymeric composition having a Brookfield viscosity, measured at 120° C., of between 10,000 mPa·s and 25,000 mPa·s,wherein the copolymer represents between 92% and 99.9%, relative to the total weight of the polymeric composition.

US Pat. No. 10,138,307

ANTIMICROBIAL POLYMER

1. A composition consisting essentially of an antimicrobial polymer obtainable by polymerizing a monomer, whereby the monomer is represented by the structural formulas IIa to IIc or mixtures thereof,
wherein the residue R is ethyl, propyl, butyl, pentyl, hexyl and heptyl, cyclopropyl, cyclobutyl, cyclopentyl or cyclohexyl isopropyl, sec-butyl, iso-butyl, tert-butyl, 2-pentyl (sec. pentyl), 3-pentyl, 2-methyl-butyl, 3-methyl-butyl (isopentyl), 3-methyl-but-2-yl, 2-methylbut-2-yl, 2,2-dimethylpropyl (neopentyl), 2-methylpentyl, 3-methylpentyl, 2,3-dimethylbutyl, 2,2-dimethylbutyl (neohexyl) or 3-ethylpentyl,
wherein the antimicrobial polymer's glass temperature is 60° C. to 200° C., and
wherein the composition is a thermoplastic.

US Pat. No. 10,138,296

ANTIBODIES THAT SPECIFICALLY BIND TO TL1A

Cephalon, Inc., Frazer, ...

1. A recombinant antibody, comprising a heavy chain variable region CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 15, a heavy chain variable region CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 21, a heavy chain variable region CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 17, a light chain variable region CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 18, a light chain variable region CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 19, and a light chain variable region CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 22, wherein the antibody specifically binds to TNF-like ligand 1A (TL1A).

US Pat. No. 10,138,291

FACTOR VIII COMPLEX WITH XTEN AND VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR PROTEIN, AND USES THEREOF

Bioverativ Therapeutics I...

1. A chimeric protein comprising (i) a first polypeptide comprising (1) a von Willebrand Factor (VWF) fragment comprising a D? domain and a D3 domain of VWF, (2) an extended length polypeptide (XTEN) and (3) a first Fc region and (ii) a second polypeptide comprising (4) a factor VIII (FVIII) protein and (5) a second Fc region,wherein the XTEN comprises an amino acid sequence having at least 80% identity to an amino acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 141-169, or 170,
wherein the VWF fragment does not comprise amino acids 1274 to 2813 corresponding to SEQ ID NO: 2, and
wherein the first Fc region is associated with the second Fc region by a disulfide bond.

US Pat. No. 10,138,261

FERROCENYL COMPOUNDS

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMING...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a ferrocenyl compound having the general formula (I);
Wherein:
Het is a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic moiety;
L1, L2 and L3 are each a linker independently selected from alkylene, alkyleneoxy, alkyleneoxyalkylene, alkylenecarbonyl, alkyleneoxycarbonyl, alkyleneamido, alkyleneoxyamido, alkenylene, alkenyleneoxy, alkenylenecarbonyl, alkenyleneamido, alkynylene, alkynyleneoxy, alkynylenecarbonyl and alkynyleneamido, all of which may be straight chain or branched, substituted or unsubstituted;
R1 and R2 are each independently selected from H, substituted or unsubstituted alkylcarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted arylcarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted phosphate, substituted or unsubstituted phosphonate and substituted or unsubstituted phosphoramidate;
m and n are each 0 or 1; and
m+n?0.

US Pat. No. 10,138,249

TRIAZOLOPYRIDINES AND TRIAZOLOPYRAZINES AS LSD1 INHIBITORS

Incyte Corporation, Wilm...

1. A method of treating cancer comprising administering to a patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula IVa:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:X is CH;
R1 is ORa1;
each RA is independently selected from halo, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa4, C(O)Rb4, C(O)NRc4Rd4, C(O)ORa4, NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)Rb4, S(O)2Rb4, and S(O)2NRc4Rd4, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl are each optionally substituted by 1, 2, or 3, substituents independently selected from halo, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa4, C(O)Rb4, C(O)NRc4Rd4, C(O)ORa4, NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)Rb4, S(O)2Rb4, and S(O)2NRc4Rd4;
each RB is independently selected from halo, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa5, C(O)Rb5, C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(O)ORa5, NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)Rb5, S(O)2Rb5, and S(O)2NRc5Rd5, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl are each optionally substituted by 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from halo, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa5, C(O)Rb5, C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(O)ORa5, NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)Rb5, S(O)2Rb5, and S(O)2NRc5Rd5;
RZ is H, C1-6 alkyl, or C1-6 haloalkyl, wherein said C1-6 alkyl is optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from Cy4, halo, CN, ORa3, C(O)NRc3Rd3, and NRc3Rd3;
each Cy4 is independently selected from phenyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl 5-6 membered heteroaryl, and 4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from RCy;
each Cy5 is independently selected from 4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from RCy;
each RCy is selected from halo, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa6, C(O)Rb6, C(O)NRc6Rd6, C(O)ORa6, NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(O)Rb6, S(O)2Rb6, and S(O)2NRc6Rd6;
each Ra1 is C1-6 alkyl optionally substituted with Cy5;
each Ra3, Rc3, and Rd3 is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, halo, CN, ORa8, SRa8, C(O)Rb8, C(O)NRc8Rd8, C(O)ORa8, OC(O)Rb8, OC(O)NRc8Rd8, NRc8Rd8, NRc8C(O)Rb8, NRc8C(O)NRc8Rd8, NRc8C(O)ORa8, C(?NRe8)NRc8Rd8, NRc8C(?NRe8)NRc8Rd8, S(O)Rb8, S(O)NRc8Rd8, S(O)2Rb8, NRc8S(O)2Rb8, NRc8S(O)2NRc8Rd8, and S(O)2NRc8Rd8;
each Ra4, Rb4, Rc4, and Rd4 is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, halo, CN, ORa8, SRa8, C(O)Rb8, C(O)NRc8Rd8, C(O)ORa8, OC(O)Rb8, OC(O)NRc8Rd8, NRc8Rd8, NRc8C(O)Rb8, NRc8C(O)NRc8Rd8, NRc8C(O)ORa8, C(?NRe8)NRc8Rd8, NRc8C(?NRe8)NRc8Rd8, S(O)Rb8, S(O)NRc8Rd8, S(O)2Rb8, NRc8S(O)2Rb8, NRc8S(O)2NRc8Rd8, and S(O)2NRc8Rd8;
each Ra5, Rb5, Rc5, and Rd5 is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, halo, CN, ORa8, SRa8, C(O)Rb8, C(O)NRc8Rd8, C(O)ORa8, OC(O)Rb8, OC(O)NRc8Rd8, NRc8Rd8, NRc8C(O)Rb8, NRc8C(O)NRc8Rd8, NRc8C(O)ORa8, C(?NRe8)NRc8Rd8, NRc8C(?NRe8)NRc8Rd8, S(O)Rb8, S(O)NRc8Rd8, S(O)2Rb8, NRc8S(O)2Rb8, NRc8S(O)2NRc8Rd8, and S(O)2NRc8Rd8;
each Ra6, Rb6, Rc6, and Rd6 is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, halo, CN, ORa8, SRa8, C(O)Rb8, C(O)NRc8Rd8, C(O)ORa8, OC(O)Rb8, OC(O)NRc8Rd8, NRc8Rd8, NRc8C(O)Rb8, NRc8C(O)NRc8Rd8, NRc8C(O)ORa8, C(?NRe8)NRc8Rd8, NRc8C(?NRe8)NRc8Rd8, S(O)Rb8, S(O)NRc8Rd8, S(O)2Rb8, NRc8S(O)2Rb8, NRc8S(O)2NRc8Rd8, and S(O)2NRc8Rd8;
each Ra8, Rb8, Rc8, and Rd8 is independently selected from H, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, and C2-4 alkynyl, wherein said C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, and C2-4 alkynyl are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from OH, CN, amino, halo, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, C1-4 alkylthio, C1-4 alkylamino, di(C1-4 alkyl)amino, C1-4 haloalkyl, and C1-4 haloalkoxy;
each Re8 is independently selected from H, C1-4 alkyl, and CN;
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4; and
m is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
wherein said cancer is a hematological cancer, sarcoma, lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, genitourinary tract cancer, liver cancer, bone cancer, nervous system cancer, gynecological cancer, or skin cancer.

US Pat. No. 10,138,215

PROCESS FOR PREPARING ATALUREN AND ITS INTERMEDIATES

SCINOPHARM TAIWAN, LTD., ...

1. A process for the preparation of atalurenthe process comprising:a) contacting a compound of formula I

 with hydroxylamine to provide a compound of formula II
andb) converting the compound of formula II to provide ataluren;wherein:R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C6 alkyl and C1-C6 acyl; or
R1 and R2 are taken together to form an optionally substituted 5-7 member cyclic acetal.

US Pat. No. 10,138,043

FITMENT FOR A FLEXIBLE CONTAINER

AptarGroup, Inc., Crysta...

1. A fitment for use with a flexible, collapsible container having an opening to the container interior, said fitment comprising:a, an elongate body for being sealed at the opening of a flexible, collapsible container, said body having
i. an inner end,
ii. an outer end,
iii. a height defined between said inner end and said outer end,
iv. an access passage extending between said inner end and said outer end for communicating with the container interior, and
v. a sealing portion for being attached to the container interior, said sealing portion having a major dimension generally oriented transversely of said height; and
b. a pour lip that
i. extends from said outer end of said body,
ii. projects laterally relative to said access passage, and
iii. defines a pour path;
wherein said body includes a base that defines said sealing portion having said major dimension and a neck that
i. projects from said base to define a portion of said access passage, and
ii. defines said outer end, and said pour lip extends from said neck and projects laterally from said neck relative to said access passage, a portion of said outer end defined by said neck has a peripheral surface oriented laterally of said access passage, said peripheral surface sloping in the general direction of said major dimension of said body sealing portion, said peripheral surface having a maximum height relative to said base at a location distal to said pour lip, and said peripheral surface having a minimum height relative to said base at a location proximal and adjacent to said pour lip.

US Pat. No. 10,137,980

HUB ASSEMBLY AND PROPELLER ASSEMBLIES

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A propeller assembly, comprising:a partial hub, comprising:
a backing plate comprising a plate portion having contoured portions defining a set of partial root seats extending from the plate portion along its periphery; and
a set of clamps selectively operably couplable to the backing plate with each clamp defining a second partial root seat and wherein when a clamp is coupled to the backing plate, a root seat is formed; and
a variable pitch propeller blade having a root rotatably received within the root seat;
further comprising a cover operably coupled over the set of clamps, wherein the cover comprises at least one opening configured to accommodate a pitch control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,137,820

EXPANDABLE HABITATION UNIT

1. A support apparatus for use with an expandable habitation unit having two side modules, a rear module and a roof module, the support apparatus comprising:a main frame independent of the habitation unit, the habitation unit surrounding substantially the entire main frame, the main frame having four upper horizontal bars, four lower horizontal bars, and four vertical bars connecting corners of the upper horizontal bars and the lower horizontal bars, two of the lower horizontal bars further include two arched wheel portions for location adjacent first and second wheels;
the roof module, the rear module and the two side modules being in communication with the main frame, each of the roof module, the rear module and the two side modules being actuated for movement relative to each other so as to vary the size of the habitation unit.

US Pat. No. 10,137,703

INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS

MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., L...

1. An inkjet printing apparatus configured to perform a printing operation in a plurality of passes on a recording medium, the inkjet printing apparatus comprising:a head that reciprocates in a main scanning direction while discharging an ink curable by being irradiated with light, from a plurality of nozzles onto the recording medium; and
an irradiator having a plurality of irradiation elements that are configured to irradiate the ink discharged from the head with light, and are mounted on one substrate,
wherein the plurality of irradiation elements are LEDs and arranged in a sub scanning direction orthogonal to the main scanning direction, and
an array pitch of the plurality of irradiation elements is n/m (m?1), where n is a pass width of one of the plurality of passes in the printing operation using a minimum pass number performed by the inkjet printing apparatus,
wherein the irradiation elements are equally arranged in each of the plurality of passes, and
wherein the inkjet printing apparatus does not include a partition wall positioned between the irradiation elements.

US Pat. No. 10,137,669

VEHICLE INTERIOR MATERIAL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

LG HAUSYS, LTD., Seoul (...

1. A vehicle interior material comprising:coating layers formed on both surfaces of a veneer layer, wherein the coating layers are formed from water-dispersible polyurethane dispersion or water-dispersible acrylic polyurethane dispersion, wherein
the water-dispersible polyurethane dispersion or the water-dispersible acrylic polyurethane dispersion comprises a solid content of 10% to 40% by weight,
the water-dispersible polyurethane dispersion or the water-dispersible acrylic polyurethane dispersion further comprises a silica compound, and
the water-dispersible polyurethane dispersion or the water-dispersible acrylic polyurethane dispersion comprises 5 to 30 parts by weight of the silica compound with respect to 100 parts by weight of the solid content of the dispersion;
a back layer on the coating layer of one surface of the veneer layer, and
a front layer on the coating layer of the other surface of the veneer layer,
wherein each of the front layer and the back layer comprises one or more thermoplastic resins, and wherein a thickness of the coating layers is 5 ?m to 50 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,137,654

MACHINE AND METHOD OF FORMING A BEAD-APEX ASSEMBLY FOR TIRES

VMI HOLLAND B.V., Epe (N...

1. Tyre building machine for applying apex strips to beads to form a bead-apex assembly for a green tyre, comprising:a bead holder for holding the beads,
a cutting device for cutting a substantially continuous length of apex into the apex strips with the apex strips having a leading end and a trailing end with respect to the bead holder, and
an applicator clamp for transferring the leading end of one of the strips onto one of the beads at the bead holder,
wherein the tyre building machine comprises a first gripper and a second gripper for engaging the leading end and the trailing end, respectively, of the apex strips and moving the apex strips in a direction of conveyance in a plane of conveyance towards the bead holder,
wherein the first gripper is moveable between a first start position and a first end position and the second gripper is moveable between a second start position and a second end position,
wherein the tyre building machine is provided with a first wedge, a second wedge, a third wedge and a fourth wedge,
wherein the first gripper and the second gripper each comprise a first gripping member that is suspended into a position underneath the plane of conveyance and a second gripping member that is suspended into a position above the plane of conveyance,
wherein for each gripper at least one of the gripping members is a biased gripping member biased by a respective biasing element to move towards the other of the gripping members of that gripper for clamping the apex strips from two opposite sides of the plane of conveyance,
wherein the first wedge is provided with a protrusion which is arranged to counteract the bias of the least one biasing element of the first gripper when the first gripper is at the first start position, the second wedge is provided with a protrusion which is arranged to counteract the bias of the at least one biasing element of the first gripper when the first gripper is at the first end position, the third wedge is provided with a protrusion which is arranged to counteract the bias of the least one biasing element of the second gripper when the second gripper is at the second start position, and the fourth wedge is provided with a protrusion which is arranged to counteract the bias of the at least one biasing element of the second gripper when the second gripper is at the second end position,
wherein the first end position is located at the applicator clamp,
wherein the second end position is located at the bead holder,
wherein the tyre building machine is arranged for conveying the apex strips in a first plane, wherein the first gripper and the second gripper are moveable between the first plane and a second plane in a background with respect to the first plane, and
wherein the grippers are arranged to be moved from their respective start positions to their respective end positions in the first plane and wherein the grippers are arranged to be returned from their respective end positions to their respective start positions in the second plane, which is behind the cutting device and the applicator clamp.

US Pat. No. 10,137,649

STEERING COLUMN PRODUCED FROM FIBRE-COMPOSITE AND ON THE BASIS OF PULTRUSION, BRAIDING AND/OR WINDING TECHNOLOGY

THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG, ...

1. A process of forming a fiber composite component, the process comprising:pulling a first set of rovings through a template;
braiding a second set of rovings onto the first set of rovings in a braiding head so as to form a braid;
impregnating the braid with a curable resin;
curing the impregnated braid in a heated mold so as to form a blank, wherein the heated mold gives the blank a profiled shape;
cutting the blank to size by a cutting device; and
introducing a milled relief with an opening into a guiding ridge of the blank.

US Pat. No. 10,137,622

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INJECTION MOLDING OF PLASTIC MATERIALS

INGLASS S.p.A., Orbassan...

1. An apparatus for injection molding of plastic material into a mold cavity, comprising a distributor of fluid plastic material under pressure connected to at least one injector including a valve pin displaceable between a closed position and an open position, wherein the valve pin is controllably operated by an electric rotary actuator, said apparatus being configured to detect a value of the torque developed by the electric rotary actuator at least when the valve pin is in a path from said closed position to said open position, and to employ the detected torque value to pilot a molding process.

US Pat. No. 10,137,617

LOW SHEAR PROCESS FOR PRODUCING POLYMER COMPOSITE FIBERS

UT-BATTELLE, LLC, Oak Ri...

1. A method for producing an object from a polymer composite fiber comprising a polymer matrix with filaments incorporated therein whose lengthwise dimensions are substantially oriented with the axial dimension of the composite fiber, the method comprising subjecting a melt comprising a polymer matrix and filaments homogeneously distributed throughout said polymer matrix to an extrusion process in which the melt is extruded into a fibrous form in the absence of screw extruders and in the substantial absence of shear forces that result in breakage of said filaments, followed by cooling and solidification of the extruded melt to provide the polymer composite fiber, wherein the polymer composite fiber, as produced above, is fed into an additive manufacturing unit to produce said object made of said polymer composite fiber by additive manufacturing.

US Pat. No. 10,137,577

CABLE-DRIVEN PARARELL ROBOT CAPABLE OF CHANGING WORKSPACE

Industry Foundation of Ch...

1. A cable-driven parallel robot capable of changing a workspace, the cable-driven parallel robot comprising:an installation frame having
an upper frame defining an upper workspace, and
side frames defining side workspaces;
a plurality of driving units respectively provided on respective sides of the installation frame, each of the driving units generating forward and reverse rotational power;
a plurality of cables installed through the driving units, each of the cables being wound or unwound by the power of its associated driving unit;
a plurality of end effectors separated from each other and configured to separably couple to one another by a coupling means, wherein each of the end effectors is connected to two cables of the plurality of cables; and
module-direction changing standby stations provided on sides of the upper frame, wherein each of the module-direction changing standby stations is provided at a middle portion of the sides of the upper frame.

US Pat. No. 10,137,576

TRANSPORT APPARATUS

Brooks Automation, Inc., ...

1. A substrate transport apparatus for transporting substrates, the substrate transport apparatus comprising:a frame;
at least one transfer arm connected to the frame;
at least one end effector mounted to the at least one transfer arm; and
at least one passive substrate support pad disposed on the at least one end effector so that the at least one passive substrate support pad is fixed to the at least one end effector in a fixed position relative to the at least one end effector so as to hold a substrate on the at least one passive substrate support pad, the at least one passive substrate support pad has a configuration that passively effects, substantially coincident with the substrate coming in contact with the at least one end effector by coming into contact with at least one predetermined contact area of the at least one passive substrate support pad along a common contact plane defined by the substrate on the at least one passive substrate support pad, a substantially predetermined coefficient of friction, passively determined by and substantially coincident with the substrate coming in contact with the at least one end effector and the at least one predetermined contact area, that is directionally variable so that the predetermined coefficient of friction, on a common portion of the at least one predetermined contact area contacting the common contact plane, has a predetermined passive variance in magnitude with respect to different coplanar directions coincident with the common contact plane to provide an increased friction force, independently and passively affixing the substrate to the at least one passive substrate support pad along the common contact plane, resulting from an increased friction coefficient, in at least one predetermined direction of the different coplanar directions that is larger than a coefficient of friction in another predetermined direction of the coplanar directions.

US Pat. No. 10,137,547

MAIN SPINDLE DEVICE FOR MACHINE TOOL

Okuma Corporation, Niwa-...

1. A main spindle device for a machine tool, comprising:a main spindle rotatably supported inside a sleeve via a bearing;
a cushioning member disposed on a position where a vibration displacement of a rotator exists; and
an arithmetic unit configured to use data of a tool to be used to analyze a vibration mode in a free vibration of the rotator based on a support rigidity of the bearing, masses of respective parts of the rotator including the tool, an attenuation coefficient, and an equation of motion derived from a rigidity and an inertia by a rotation, wherein
an outer diameter of the sleeve positioned outside the bearing is changed such that a position of an antinode of the vibration or a position on which a vibration displacement exists in the vibration mode matches a position of the cushioning member inside the main spindle to change a preload on the bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,137,539

WELDING CLAMPING DEVICE

CRRC QINGDAO SIFANG CO., ...

1. A welding clamping device, comprising a base plate and two positioning sliding blocks; wherein each of the positioning sliding blocks comprises a sliding seat and a cam, each sliding seat comprises a support plate, and two cam holders arranged opposite to each other and fixed at two ends of the support plate of the each sliding seat; each cam is rotatably installed, via its own respective camshaft, between the two cam holders of its respective positioning sliding block, and each cam is configured to press fit a respective work piece to be welded; the base plate is provided with a slide slot, and the two positioning sliding blocks are slidably installed in the slide slot.

US Pat. No. 10,137,527

LASER-BASED MODIFICATION OF TRANSPARENT MATERIALS

IMRA America, Inc., Ann ...

1. A method for laser-based material processing of a material, the method comprising:generating a first series of laser pulses, each pulse of said first series having a pulse width of at least about 1 ns;
generating a second series of laser pulses, each pulse of said second series having an ultrashort pulse width;
setting a relative temporal spacing between a pulse of said first series with an ultrashort pulse of said second series such that one or more of said ultrashort pulses facilitates material modification of said material with a combination of said first series of pulses and said second series of laser pulses;
focusing and delivering said first series of pulses and said second series of pulses to said material along a common propagation direction,
wherein substantially no material modification occurs with said first laser pulse series alone, and substantially more material modification occurs with said combination of first series and second series than with either individual pulse series.

US Pat. No. 10,137,511

APPARATUS FOR ATTACHING/DETACHING AN INSERT TO/FROM CUTTING TOOL

KORLOY INC., Seoul (KR)

1. An apparatus provided on a body of a cutting tool, for attaching or detaching an insert to or from the body of the cutting tool, the apparatus comprising:an insert receiving portion formed in the body of the cutting tool to receive the insert therein;
a wedge receiving portion formed in the body of the cutting tool continuously after the insert receiving portion;
a wedge received in the wedge receiving portion; and
a rotating unit configured to rotate the wedge in a first direction that faces the insert receiving portion, or to a second direction opposite the first direction, the rotating unit comprising:
a wedge screw hole formed through the wedge;
a screw screw-engaged in the wedge screw hole;
a bottom through hole formed in a bottom surface of the wedge receiving portion, the screw passing through the bottom through hole;
a hinge receiving portion formed in communication with the bottom through hole to serve as a center of rotation of the wedge; and
a hinge provided in the hinge receiving portion with one side being rotatable, and screw-engaged with the screw.

US Pat. No. 10,137,510

ROTARY CUTTING TOOL HAVING AXIALLY SUPPORTED LEAD CUTTING INSERT AND A CONTINUOUS CUTTING EDGE

Ingersoll Cutting Tool Co...

1. A cutting tool (20) rotatable about a tool axis (AT) defining a forward-rearward direction (DF, DR) and having a direction of rotation (R), the cutting tool (20) comprising:a cutting body (22) having:
a forward end surface (32);
a first insert receiving pocket (28) opening out to the forward end surface (32) and having a first insert seat surface (56) with a first insert axial support wall (58) transverse thereto;
a second insert receiving pocket (30) located axially rearward of the first insert receiving pocket (28) and having a second insert seat surface (62); and
a raised shoulder surface (84) adjacent the first insert axial support wall (58);
a first cutting insert (24) removably secured in the first insert receiving pocket (28), the first cutting insert (24) having opposing first insert front and back end surfaces (36, 38) with a first insert peripheral side surface (40) extending therebetween and a first insert axis (A1) extending therethrough, and at least one first insert front major cutting edge (42) formed at the intersection of the first insert front end surface (36) and the first insert peripheral side surface (40), and
a second cutting insert (26) removably secured in the second insert receiving pocket (30), the second cutting insert (26) having opposing second insert front and back end surfaces (46, 48) with a second insert peripheral side surface (50) extending therebetween and a second insert axis (A2) extending therethrough, and at least one second insert front major cutting edge (52) formed at the intersection of the second insert front end surface (46) and the second insert peripheral side surface (50),
wherein:
the first insert seat surface (56) contacts a first portion of the first insert peripheral side surface (40),
the first insert axial support wall (58) contacts a second portion of the first insert peripheral side surface (40),
one of the at least one first insert front major cutting edge (42) is operative and one of the at least one second insert front major cutting edge (52) is operative,
a second tool plane (PT2) perpendicular to the tool axis (AT) intersects the operative first insert front major cutting edge (42) and the operative second insert front major cutting edge (52), and
in a side view of the cutting tool (20) perpendicular to the tool axis (AT), the raised shoulder surface (84) is at least partially obscured by the second cutting insert (26).

US Pat. No. 10,137,504

PIPE END MACHINING DEVICE WITH AXIAL AUTOFEED

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A device for cutting a compound bevel at an end of a length of pipe, said device comprisingan elongate mandrel,
a sleeve rotatable mounted on said mandrel, a radially extending arm on said sleeve,
a cutting tool on said arm for machining said end of length of pipe as said arm rotates,
a motor for rotating said sleeve and said arm,
a first gearing for radially moving said cutting tool along said arm at a fixed rate relative to rotation of said sleeve about said mandrel,
said sleeve axially moveable along said mandrel, a threading on said mandrel,
a feed nut engaging said threading for axially advancing said sleeve along said mandrel,
a cam on said sleeve,
a cam follower rotatable about a shaft,
an adjustable stop for limiting an angle of rotation of said cam follower about said shaft, and
a second gearing between said shaft and said feed nut wherein an axial feed rate along said mandrel is adjustable for cutting said compound bevel.

US Pat. No. 10,137,493

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING METAL CONTAINER WITH LINING

Silgan Containers LLC, W...

1. A method of lining a metal container with a film, the container including a cylindrical sidewall open at a first end and closed with an end joined to the sidewall at a second end, the cylindrical sidewall and the end defining an interior surface, the method comprising:locating the film at the first end;
engaging the film with a mandrel; and
moving the mandrel into the container to displace the film from the first end into contact with the interior surfaces of the cylindrical sidewall and the end.

US Pat. No. 10,137,468

DEVICE FOR SUPPLYING A SPRAYER WITH A LIQUID COATING PRODUCT AND TOOL FOR MOUNTING/DISMOUNTING SUCH A DEVICE

SAMES KREMLIN, Meylan (F...

1. A tool for mounting/dismounting a device for supplying at least one sprayer with a liquid coating product, the device comprising at least one valve controlling the flow of the coating product toward the sprayer, the valve comprising:a moving needle,
a valve body that defines a circulation volume for the coating product and a bearing seat for the needle in the closed configuration of the valve,
pneumatic driving means for translating the needle along an axis of separation/approach relative to the seat, the pneumatic driving means comprising a piston secured in translation to the needle and mounted sliding in a guide body,
a head mounted on the guide body and defining, with the latter and a face of the piston, a variable volume chamber in which an elastic return member is provided for returning the piston to its position,
wherein the head and the guide body are secured in rotation
using corresponding reliefs arranged on the head and on the guide body and that comprise slots arranged on one edge of the guide body opposite the needle, and protruding elements arranged on an outer radial surface of the head, and received in spaces defined between the slots or
using corresponding reliefs that comprise slots arranged on one edge of the head and protruding elements arranged on the guide body and received in spaces defined between the slots, and
wherein the guide body is screwed on the valve body, with its screwing axis combined with the axis of separation/approach, and wherein the head is equipped with reliefs driving rotation around the screwing axis of the guide body on the valve body,
wherein it comprises an end-piece, equipped with reliefs complementary to the driving reliefs equipping the head, as well as a maneuvering handle,
wherein the end-piece is equipped with axial retaining means of a subassembly comprising the guide body, and
wherein the axial retaining means comprise an O-ring mounted in a peripheral groove arranged around the end-piece and in that the O-ring is in contact with part of the subassembly, when the driving reliefs and the complementary reliefs cooperate.

US Pat. No. 10,137,210

THIOFLAVIN DERIVATIVES FOR USE IN ANTEMORTEM DIAGNOSIS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND IN VIVO IMAGING AND PREVENTION OF AMYLOID DEPOSITION

1. An amyloid binding compound having a structure selected from the group consisting of:wherein at least one of the atoms of the structure is replaced with 3H.

US Pat. No. 10,137,120

AZA-ARYL 1H-PYRAZOL-1-YL BENZENE SULFONAMIDES

ChemoCentryx, Inc., Moun...

1. A compound of the following formula:

US Pat. No. 10,137,050

GAIT DEVICE WITH A CRUTCH

ReWalk Robotics Ltd., Yo...

1. A system comprising:a motorized gait device for facilitating a gait of a person over a surface;
two crutches, separate from the motorized gait device and configured to be mechanically coupled to the motorized gait device via a limiter; and
a processing unit configured to set and/or maintain a limit on angular motion on the limiter,
the crutches being manipulable to move forward or backward through an angular range that is limited by the limiter, the two crutches being coupled to one another to prevent substantially different forward or backward motions of the two crutches, the crutches comprising a locomotion facilitator to enhance locomotion of the crutches over the surface and a mechanism to modify the locomotion of the crutches over the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,137,041

HANDY TYPE ELECTRIC CARRIAGE

KUIANDA COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. A handy type electric carriage, comprising:a vehicle body, comprising a main vehicle frame, two driving wheels individually pivoted to said main vehicle frame at two sides thereof, and two front wheel sets individually and correspondingly provided at two sides in front of said two driving wheels as well as pivoted to said main vehicle frame, wherein said two front wheel sets and said main vehicle frame are pivoted in a manner of quick-release structure; and
a footrest unit connected to said vehicle body, said footrest unit comprising a foot board connected to said main vehicle frame, and two first auxiliary wheels individually provided at left and right sides of said foot board.

US Pat. No. 10,137,035

ROUND POSTERIOR CAPSULOTOMY FOR THE OPACIFICATION OF A POSTERIOR CAPSULE AND LENS

1. A method of treating loss of visual quality and acuity from changes of a posterior capsule of an eye the method comprising:examining characteristics of a patient's eye after surgery for insertion of an intraocular lens;
determining that one or more of: opaque cells, fibrotic tissue, wrinkles in a posterior capsule, folds in the posterior capsule and fluid in a space between the inserted intraocular lens and the posterior capsule, has occurred:
determining a start point and an end point in three dimensional space on the posterior capsule of the patient's eye; and
performing a Generally Round Posterior Capsulotomy in a continuous manner, eliminating irregular borders and sharp converging cuts, while the intraocular lens remains inserted in the eye, wherein the Generally Round Posterior Capsulotomy is based upon the determined start point and end point and comprises a generally round shape that prevents an increase in diameter over time and prevents loss of vitreous in the patient's eye and the performing of the Generally Round Posterior Capsulotomy does not induce pressure changes inside the eye.

US Pat. No. 10,137,020

TWO PRONGED HANDLE

Cook Medical Technologies...

1. A delivery system comprising:a catheter having a proximal end and a distal end and an outermost surface extending there between, wherein the distal end comprises a deployable prosthesis;
a sheath slidably disposed about the outermost surface of the catheter; anda bifurcated gripping member disposed on the proximal end of the catheter,wherein the gripping member comprises a first stationary gripping prong and a second stationary prong, the first stationary gripping prong and the second stationary prong connected by a connection member,
and
wherein the first gripping prong comprises a handle configured to be grasped by a user and wherein a proximal end of the sheath is retracted proximally over, and generally conforms to, the shape of an outermost surface of the second stationary prong.

US Pat. No. 10,137,016

HOLLOW DRUG-FILLED STENT AND METHOD OF FORMING HOLLOW DRUG-FILLED STENT

Medtronic Vascular, Inc.,...

1. A stent comprising:a wire formed into stent pattern, wherein the wire includes,
an outer member having an outer member outer surface and an outer member inner surface, the outer member inner surface defining an outer member inner dimension,
a radiopaque core member disposed within at least a portion of the outer member, the radiopaque core member having a radiopaque core member outer surface defining a radiopaque core member outer dimension, wherein the radiopaque core member outer dimension is smaller than the outer member inner dimension,
an annular lumen defined between the outer member inner surface and the radiopaque core member outer surface,
a biologically or pharmacologically active substance disposed in the annular lumen, and
at least one opening disposed through the outer member.

US Pat. No. 10,137,001

EXPANDABLE FUSION DEVICE AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION THEREOF

Globus Medical, Inc., Au...

1. A surgical method comprising:creating an access path to an intervertebral disc space;
inserting an expandable implant into the disc space, wherein the expandable implant comprises:
a first endplate having a pair of first tongues;
a second endplate opposed to the first endplate, the second endplate having a pair of second tongues;
a central ramp positioned between the first endplate and the second endplate, wherein the central ramp comprises a first end and a second end, wherein the second end includes a first ramped portion configured to engage a portion of the first endplate and a second ramped portion configured to engage a portion of the second endplate, and a third ramped portion configured to engage a portion of the first endplate and a fourth ramped portion configured to engage a portion of the second endplate positioned between the first and second ends, wherein the central ramp has a longitudinal bore, and wherein the first ramped portion has a pair of first grooves, each of the first grooves sized to receive one of the first tongues, and wherein the second ramped portion has a pair of second grooves, each of the second grooves sized to receive one of the second tongues;
a driving ramp positioned between the first endplate and the second endplate, wherein the driving ramp comprises a first end and a second end, wherein the second end includes a first angled portion configured to engage a portion of the first endplate and a second angled portion configured to engage a portion of the second endplate, wherein the driving ramp has a non-threaded longitudinal through bore extending from the first end to the second end of the driving ramp, the longitudinal bore of the of the central ramp and the non-threaded longitudinal through bore of the driving ramp are coaxially aligned;
an actuator insertable through the driving ramp, wherein a portion of the actuator extends through the non-threaded longitudinal through bore of the driving ramp and the longitudinal bore of the central ramp, the actuator is disposed and remains within the non-threaded longitudinal bore, and the actuator is movable with respect to the central ramp and the driving ramp, and wherein the actuator is configured to translate the driving ramp such that the second end of the driving ramp is moved closer to the second end of the central ramp to thereby cause expansion of the first endplate and the second endplate;
wherein the first tongues and the second tongues are configured to move within corresponding first grooves and second grooves to expand and compress the expandable implant;
wherein the third ramped portion and the fourth ramped portions extend outwardly from a rod receiving extension of the central ramp; andintroducing bone graft material adjacent the expandable implant.

US Pat. No. 10,136,995

METHOD OF FUSING A SACROILIAC JOINT WITH AN IMPLANT WITH STRUTS

JCBD, LLC, Fort Collins,...

1. A method of fusing a sacroiliac joint defined between a sacrum and an ilium, the method comprising:implanting a joint implant at the sacroiliac joint, the joint implant comprising:
a length extending between a proximal end and a distal end;
an exterior surface extending the length;
an interior surface opposite the exterior surface and extending the length, the interior surface defining an internal volume therein;
a wall thickness defined between the external surface and the interior surface;
a proximal opening extending into the internal volume;
a first wall section comprising a first plurality of struts arranged along the length and defining a first plurality of openings extending through the wall thickness; and
a second wall section comprising a second plurality of struts arranged along the length and defining a second plurality of opening extending through the wall thickness,
wherein the first and second plurality of struts are each arranged along lengths of the first and second wall sections, respectively, such that each opening of the first and second plurality of openings are generally polygonal in shape.

US Pat. No. 10,136,969

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TOOTH RESTORATION

Alireza Tavassoli, Brook...

1. A method for denture restoration, the method comprising:a) generating a first set of digital information of a mouth cavity of a patient;
b) producing an orientation appliance from said first set of digital information, the orientation appliance comprising upper and lower portions that are adapted to a size and shape of the mouth cavity of the patient, and a movable part facilitates adjusting a position of the upper portion relative to the lower portion, and, thereafter, placing the orientation appliance in the mouth cavity of the patient;
c) generating a second set of digital information of said mouth cavity with said orientation appliance being placed within said mouth cavity of the patient;
d) producing a temporary restoration using said second set of digital information;
e) placing said temporary restoration within said mouth cavity of the patient and generating a third set of digital information of said mouth cavity with said temporary restoration, provided in step d), being placed within said mouth cavity of the patient; and
f) producing a final restoration using
said third set of digital information generated with said temporary restoration being placed within said mouth cavity of the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,136,958

TISSUE PROTECTOR AND METHOD OF USE

Amendia, Inc., Marietta,...

1. A tissue protector comprises:a body structure having a first proximal end and a second distal end with a longitudinal extending thin flexible web with a pair of rigid or solid rails between said ends, the body structure having an unconstrained first shape with a length and a width configured to form the tissue protector, the body structure being a solid single piece of material compressible along the entire length of the web and configured to wrap or roll about a longitudinal axis of the body structure to a smaller constrained second shape sized to fit into a lumen of a cannula, the pair of rigid rails being longitudinal extending rails extending longitudinally along the length of web on each side of the web wherein the two rails of the body structure are parallel enlarged longitudinally extending projections extending the entire length of the body structure in both the constrained second shape and unconstrained first shape, the web having a constant width and being interposed between said parallel longitudinally extending rails to form a shallow channel extending the entire length from the first proximal end to the second distal end in the unconstrained first shape and wherein the body structure when placed inside the lumen of the cannula is configured to be positioned between two adjacent vertebral bodies and is configured to return to the unconstrained first shape when the cannula is withdrawn from between the two adjacent vertebral bodies while leaving the body structure between the two adjacent vertebral bodies, the web and the two rails are configured to shield a nerve root wherein the unconstrained first shape of the web is sized with the constant width to receive a spinal implant for insertion at the first proximal end in the shallow channel sliding along the web between the rigid rails to the second distal end between the two vertebral bodies as the web between the two rigid rails forms a guide for the spinal implant and a shield for the nerve root as the spinal implant is inserted.

US Pat. No. 10,136,952

SOFT TISSUE BALANCING IN ARTICULAR SURGERY

Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, IN...

1. A robot-aided knee arthroplasty system comprising:an end effector of a robotic arm to couple to a femur of a knee joint with a soft tissue balancing component that permits the femur to freely rotate while coupled to the end effector;
a robotic controller to:
cause the robotic arm to apply a pulling force to the femur using the end effector to increase a gap distance between the femur and a tibia of the knee joint;
measure the gap distance between the femur and the tibia and a rotation of the femur as the robotic arm applies the pulling force to the femur using the end effector;
determine whether a gap configuration of the knee joint is equal to a predetermined gap configuration at the measured gap distance; and
store, when the gap configuration is equal to the predetermined gap configuration at the measured gap distance, the rotation of the femur as a target femoral implant rotation; and
a surgical planning system to plan a position and orientation of a resection of the femur for implantation of a femoral implant at the target femoral implant rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,136,947

SURGICAL PATIENT SIDE CART WITH DRIVE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MOVING A PATIENT SIDE CART

INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERAT...

1. A teleoperated surgical system cart, the cart comprising:a base;
a surgical instrument support structure extending from the base, the surgical instrument support structure being adjustable to different configurations, the surgical instrument support structure being configured to be removably coupled with a surgical instrument;
a steering interface configured to be grasped by a user;
a sensor mechanism configured to detect a force applied to the steering interface; and
a drive system comprising:
a control module operably coupled to receive an input from the sensor mechanism in response to the force applied to the steering interface and information about a configuration of the surgical instrument support structure, the control module being programmed with a model correlating the received input from the sensor mechanism and the information about the configuration of the surgical instrument support structure with a movement output command, the control module being configured to output the movement output command in response to the received input from the sensor mechanism and in response to the received information about the configuration of the surgical instrument support structure; and
a driven wheel mounted to the base and configured to impart wheeled motion to the cart in response to the movement output command.

US Pat. No. 10,136,937

ELECTROSURGICAL SYSTEM

COSMAN INSTRUMENTS, LLC, ...

1. A system for tissue ablation including a cannula and an electrode, the cannula including an elongated shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, the cannula shaft including an electrically conductive active tip distal to an electrically insulated cannula shaft portion, the cannula shaft including a lumen extending through the entire length of the cannula shaft from a proximal opening at the proximal end of the shaft to a distal portion of the shaft, the cannula including a side opening to the lumen through the side of the cannula shaft wall, the cannula shaft being substantially stiff and including a bend configured so that the electrode shaft exits the side opening of the lumen when the electrode shaft is inserted into the cannula lumen through the proximal opening, the electrode including an electrode shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, the electrode shaft including an electrically conductive portion, the electrode shaft being substantially straight and stiff, the electrode and cannula being configured to be assembled into a first assembly wherein the electrode shaft is inserted into the cannula lumen through the proximal opening, the electrically conductive portion of the electrode shaft extends out of the cannula lumen through the side opening, and the first assembly is configured to conduct radiofrequency current from a radiofrequency generator to bodily tissue through both the active tip of the cannula and the electrically conductive portion of the electrode shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,136,917

INTRAVASCULAR CATHETER INSERTION DEVICE

1. A catheter insertion device, comprising:a hollow needle having a distal skin-piercing end opposite a proximal base end, the hollow needle defining a channel in fluidic or pneumatic communication between the distal skin-piercing end and the proximal base end, the hollow needle extending along a longitudinal axis;
a plunger slidably disposed over at least a portion of the hollow needle, where the distal skin-piercing end of the hollow needle extends through a distal end of the plunger;
a spring mechanically engaged between at least a portion of the proximal base end of the hollow needle and a portion of the plunger, the spring biasing the plunger towards the distal skin-piercing end of the hollow needle;
a catheter slidably disposed over at least a second portion of the hollow needle where the distal skin-piercing end of the hollow needle extends through a distal insertion end of the catheter, the catheter comprising the distal insertion end opposite a proximal connection end, where a surface of the catheter contacts the distal end of the plunger during catheter insertion;
an expandable chamber having a first opening in fluidic or pneumatic communication with the channel of the hollow needle, the expandable chamber at least partially formed by the proximal base end of the hollow needle and a proximal end of the plunger, the expandable chamber configured to increase in volume as the plunger moves towards the distal skin-piercing end of the hollow needle;
a housing attached to the proximal base end of the hollow needle, the housing having an open distal end opposite the proximal base end of the hollow needle;
a first circumferential seal of the expandable chamber disposed about the proximal base end of the hollow needle, the first circumferential seal configured to seal the proximal base end to the plunger when the plunger is moved to its furthest proximal position;
a second circumferential seal of the expandable chamber disposed about the plunger, the second circumferential seal configured to seal the plunger to the housing when the plunger is moved to its furthest proximal position;
a button non-movably attached to the plunger and extending outside of the housing;
wherein the housing includes a slot, wherein the slot extends from a slot open end to a slot closed end with a slot turn there between, wherein the slot open end is located at the open distal end of the housing, wherein at least a portion of the slot extending from the slot open end to the slot turn is non-linear with respect to the longitudinal axis of the hollow needle, the slot turn changing direction of the slot between the slot open end and the slot closed end;
wherein the plunger moves with the button and a portion of the button is configured to be movable within the slot between a stored position, an armed position and an extended position, wherein the stored position comprises when the portion of the button is located at the slot closed end, wherein the armed position comprises when the portion of the button is located at the slot turn, and wherein the extended position comprises when the portion of the button is located at and/or past the slot open end;
wherein the plunger is configured to rotate about the longitudinal axis of the needle as the portion of the button passes through the non-linear portion of the slot.

US Pat. No. 10,136,913

MULTIPLE CONFIGURATION SURGICAL CUTTING DEVICE

The Spectranetics Corpora...

1. A device for removing an implanted object from a body vessel, the device comprising:an intermediate sheath assembly comprising an intermediate sheath and an intermediate tip disposed at a distal end of the intermediate sheath assembly;
an inner sheath assembly rotatably carried within the intermediate sheath assembly, the inner sheath assembly comprising an inner sheath and a cutting tip, the cutting tip comprising a cutting surface adapted to cut tissue coupled to the implanted object as the cutting tip rotates relative to the intermediate sheath assembly;
a handle assembly comprising a housing, a trigger carried by the housing, and a cutting tip drive mechanism carried by the housing and coupled to the trigger and the inner sheath assembly, the trigger being actuatable to drive the cutting tip drive mechanism and thereby rotate the inner sheath and the cutting tip relative to the intermediate sheath assembly;
an outer sheath assembly rotatably carried outside of the intermediate sheath assembly, the outer sheath assembly comprising an outer sheath and an outer shield disposed at a distal end of the outer sheath assembly, the outer shield comprising a distal opening, the outer sheath assembly being rotatable and translatable relative to the intermediate sheath assembly from a first position to a second position and vice versa, in the first position the cutting surface of the cutting tip being disposed within the outer shield, and in the second position the cutting tip extending through the distal opening and the cutting surface being at least partially disposed outside of the outer shield; and
a shield drive mechanism coupled to the outer sheath assembly, the shield drive mechanism being actuatable to rotate and translate the outer sheath assembly relative to the intermediate sheath assembly from the first position to the second position and vice versa.