US Pat. No. 10,712,837

USING GEO-REGISTERED TOOLS TO MANIPULATE THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEDICAL IMAGES

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor, which processes a 3D image dataset of a patient;
a head display unit (HDU) with both position tracking and orientation tracking on a geo-registration coordinate system;
a geo-registered tool with both position tracking and orientation tracking on the geo-registration coordinate system;
wherein the processor performs processing comprising:
registering the HDU and the geo-registered tool on the geo-registration coordinate system;
registering the 3D image dataset of the patient onto the geo-registered tool;
processing HDU data comprising position tracking and orientation tracking of the HDU on the geo-registration coordinate system;
processing geo-registered tool data comprising position tracking and orientation tracking of the geo-registered tool on the geo-registration coordinate system; and
displaying the 3D image dataset of the patient on the HDU.

US Pat. No. 10,712,836

THREE-DIMENSIONAL INPUT DEVICE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An input device, comprising:at least one touch surface arranged in a three-dimensional (3D) shape;
a processor for interpreting multiple touch contacts that slide over the at least one touch surface;
wherein the processor is to interpret when movement of two different touch contacts causes movement of a virtual three-dimensional object displayed on a display device or movement of a viewpoint of the virtual object as shown by the display device;
wherein sliding movement of the two touch points over the at least one touch surface in a same direction at different rates causes simultaneous translation and rotation of the virtual object or a viewpoint of the virtual object on the display device of a computing device associated with the input device.

US Pat. No. 10,712,835

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING HAND GESTURE

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A system for detecting hand and finger gesture, comprising:a hand-held controller comprising a plurality of finger detectors, wherein the finger detectors are configured to obtain a plurality finger positions; and
a computing application, executed by a processor, configured to retrieve a spatial vector of the hand-held controller, and to retrieve the finger positions from the hand-held controller, wherein the spatial vector of the hand-held controller and the finger positions are provided to illustrate a simulated hand and finger gesture,
wherein the finger detectors are positioned on a plurality of detecting areas corresponding to fingers respectively, and
wherein the finger detectors comprise a first finger detector positioned on a first detecting area for detection of a first finger of a user;
the first finger detector comprises a proximity detector;
the first finger detector detects a first distance of the first finger from the first detecting area and a first angle of the first finger departing from an axis extended from the first detecting area;
a combination of the first distance and the first angle forms a first finger position; and
when the first finger of the user is pointing straight and away from the palm of the user, the processor receives the first finger position from the hand-held controller, and by executing the computing application generates the stimulated hand and finger gesture using the first finger position, wherein a first finger of the stimulated hand and finger gesture points straight and away from a palm of the stimulated hand and finger gesture.

US Pat. No. 10,712,834

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

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,828

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic device comprising:a proximity sensor; and
a controller configured to determine a direction of a gesture by a user on the basis of an output from the proximity sensor, using different judgment criteria in accordance with whether a hand the user uses to operate the electronic device is a right hand or a left hand, wherein the different judgment criteria associate a single predetermined direction of a gesture by the user with different directions of movement of the right hand or the left hand respectively,
wherein the single predetermined direction corresponds to a same control process regardless of whether the right hand or the left hand is used.

US Pat. No. 10,712,827

CLIENT DEVICE MOTION CONTROL VIA A VIDEO FEED

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,826

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

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,824

CONTENT-BASED TACTILE OUTPUTS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,823

TACTILE SENSATION PROVIDING APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A tactile sensation providing apparatus comprising:a panel;
an actuator configured to vibrate the panel; and
a weight provided to the panel,
wherein, when the actuator vibrates the panel, the weight suppresses inhibition of vibration at a position where the panel is pressed, and
wherein the weight suppresses the inhibition of vibration by reducing a rotational motion component of the panel.

US Pat. No. 10,712,822

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

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,821

TACTILE GRAPHICAL DISPLAY

International Business Ma...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,820

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

Arizona Board of Regents ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,819

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR RECREATIONAL SPORT HEADS-UP DISPLAY CONTROL

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,817

IMAGE RE-PROJECTION FOR FOVEATED RENDERING

Tobii AB, Danderyd (SE)

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,814

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

Accenture Global Solution...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,812

FOOT OPERATED NAVIGATION AND INTERACTION FOR VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES

New York University, New...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,808

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING DISPLAY MODE THEREOF

Chiun Mai Communication S...

1. A method for switching a display mode of an electronic device comprising a display and a processor, the display operable in a full display mode, a partial display mode, and an off mode, and the processor operable in an operating mode and a sleep mode, the method comprising:controlling the display to operate in the full display mode to display a full color user interface;
detecting whether a first predetermined trigger event occurs;
controlling the display, when the first predetermined trigger event occurs, to switch from the full display mode to the partial display mode and stop displaying the full color user interface;
starting to time a first predetermined time duration when the display is switched to the partial display mode;
generating, by the processor, a partial interface and displaying the partial interface on the display;
starting to time a second predetermined time duration when the partial interface is displayed on the display and controlling the processor to switch from the operating mode to the sleep mode;
detecting whether a second predetermined trigger event occurs after the processor is switched to the sleep mode;
controlling the processor, when it is determined that the second predetermined trigger event occurs, to switch from the sleep mode to the operating mode, and controlling the display to switch from the partial display mode to the full display mode;
determining, when it is determined that the second predetermined trigger event does not occur, whether the first predetermined time duration has been reached;
controlling the display, when it is determined that the first predetermined time duration has been reached, to switch from the partial display mode to the off mode; and
waking up the processor, when the first predetermined time duration has not been reached and the second predetermined time duration has been reached, to generate an updated partial interface and display the updated partial interface on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,712,807

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

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,806

MANAGEMENT OF POWER STATE TRANSITIONS OF A MEMORY SUB-SYSTEM

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,805

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEMS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,801

USB TYPE-C POWER DELIVERY MANAGEMENT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,799

INTELLIGENT MANAGEMENT FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,798

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

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,797

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

Verily Life Sciences LLC,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,794

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

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,793

EXTERNAL DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,790

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

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,789

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT THERMAL THROTTLING WITH WORKLOAD ADAPTED THERMAL SENSOR MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,788

EXTENDABLE STRUCTURE FOR PROTECTING ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

International Business Ma...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,786

MULTIFUNCTIONAL DEVICE

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,784

FLEXIBLE INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM DISPLAY

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,782

FRONT COVER ASSEMBLY AND TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,781

CASING ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,780

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,777

ELECTRONIC DEVICE THAT DETECTS A WEARABLE OBJECT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,776

DISPLAY TERMINALS AND WEARABLE DEVICES

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,772

DATA PROCESSING CIRCUITS

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,767

CLOCK GENERATOR AND CLOCK GENERATION METHOD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,764

VARIABLE FORCE ELECTRONIC VEHICLE CLUTCH PEDAL

CTS Corporation, Lisle, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,763

SUB-BANDGAP REFERENCE VOLTAGE SOURCE

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,762

SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR SYSTEM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor circuit, comprising:a bandgap reference voltage generation circuit including an operational amplifier to amplify a differential voltage between a first node and a second node;
a first startup circuit which receives input of an output signal of the operational amplifier from an output voltage node of the bandgap reference voltage generation circuit and pulls up the second node; and
a second startup circuit which pulls down the output voltage node, wherein the second startup circuit includes a transistor controlled by an inverted voltage level of a startup node, and
a ground voltage is provided to the output voltage node when the transistor is turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,712,760

LOW-TEMPERATURE VOLTAGE REFERENCE USING COULOMB BLOCKADE MECHANISM

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A method of generating a reference voltage, comprising:providing a first single-electron transistor (SET) and a second SET connected in series with the first SET;
biasing the first SET and the second SET using a same biasing current (Ib);
operating the first SET at a slope of a first Coulomb peak, wherein the slope of the first Coulomb peak is of a slope type selected from a rising slope, a peak maximum, and a falling slope;
operating the second SET at a slope of a second Coulomb peak, wherein the second Coulomb peak is different from the first Coulomb peak, and wherein the slope of the second Coulomb peak is of the same slope type as the slope of the first Coulomb peak; and
generating the reference voltage (Vref) based on a difference between a gate-to-source voltage (Vgs1) of the first SET and a gate-to-source voltage (Vgs2) of the second SET.

US Pat. No. 10,712,759

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING BANDWIDTH OF LOW-DROPOUT REGULATORS USING POWER TRANSMISSION LINES FOR HIGH SPEED INPUT OUTPUT DRIVERS

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A power delivery system for providing power to I/O circuits, the power system comprising:a. a power source;
b. a voltage regulator module (VRM) connected to the power source;
c. a low dropout voltage regulator (LDO) connected in series with the VRM, the LDO connected to the I/O circuits; and
d. a single dimension power delivery network (PDN) comprising:
i. a power transmission line (PTL); and
ii. a reference plane that forms an uninterrupted return path with the PTL; and
e. a capacitor,wherein the PTL with the capacitor are connected to and placed between the VRM and the LDO, connecting the LDO and VRM in series, the PTL causing a low impedance resonance null in a PSR peaking range of the LDO, leading to a minimal power supply noise at an input of the LDO without affecting the overall system level noise rejection performance, wherein the VRM and the LDO operate together at the same time, and wherein the combination of the VRM, LDO, and PDN allow the LDO to deliver clean power to the I/O circuits while maintaining energy efficiency.

US Pat. No. 10,712,755

LINEAR SOLENOID VALVE

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,750

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE FLEET SERVICE AND SYSTEM

Zoox, Inc., Foster City,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,748

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

PELOTON TECHNOLOGY, INC.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,747

DATA PROCESSING METHOD, APPARATUS AND TERMINAL

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,740

AUTOMATED DRIVING SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,738

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

Strong Force IoT Portfoli...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,735

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE-MONITORING CONTROL

ASCO POWER TECHNOLOGIES, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,733

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISCOVERY OF PROGNOSTIC SUBSEQUENCES IN TIME SERIES

Mitsubishi Electric Resea...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,731

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

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,729

SETTING SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR SETTING OPERATIONAL PARAMETER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,726

MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A system comprising:a monitoring apparatus configured to monitor a modeling apparatus configured to form a three-dimensional object, wherein the modeling apparatus performs forming processing of a plurality of three-dimensional objects according to a plurality of jobs by a forming device of the modeling apparatus; and
a management system configured to communicate with the monitoring apparatus via a network,
wherein the monitoring apparatus includes:
an acquisition unit configured to acquire a number of layers recorded in a storage unit of the modeling apparatus, wherein the number of layers indicates a cumulative number of layers stacked in the forming processing of the plurality of three-dimensional objects corresponding to the plurality of jobs by the forming device of the modeling apparatus,
a generation unit configured to generate a message including identification information for identifying the modeling apparatus and information indicating the cumulative number of layers stacked in the forming processing of the plurality of three-dimensional objects corresponding to the plurality of jobs by the forming device of the modeling apparatus, and
a transmission unit configured to transmit the message generated by the generation unit to the management system as usage data of the modeling apparatus, and
wherein the management system receives the message from the monitoring apparatus and stores the identification information and the information indicating the cumulative number of layers included in the received message in a storage service.

US Pat. No. 10,712,717

CONDITION-BASED VALIDATION OF PERFORMANCE UPDATES

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for condition-based validation of performance updates of an asset, comprising:operating, by a processor, the asset under updated settings;
ascertaining, by a processor, ambient conditions of the asset;
matching, by a processor, the ambient conditions to a condition range in a data matrix, the condition range comprising one or more combinations of the ambient conditions;
determining, by a processor, whether data completion criteria for the condition range are satisfied, the data completion criteria comprising a predetermined minimum number of data points that equal the one or more combinations of the ambient conditions; and
based at least in part on the determination, selectively switching, by a processor, between using the updated settings for operating the asset and using baseline settings for operating the asset while collecting data points for a predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,712,713

SMART WATCH

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,710

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, DEVELOPING APPARATUS, AND COUPLING MEMBER

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,709

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, DEVELOPING APPARATUS, AND COUPLING MEMBER

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus cartridge comprising:a casing;
developer contained within the casing;
a developer roller having an axis L1, the developer roller being rotatably supported by the casing to permit rotation about the axis L1; and
a coupling member having an axis L2 about which the coupling member is rotatable and a free end portion for receiving a rotational force, the free end portion including at least two projections that are positioned at least partly outside of the casing, each of the at least two projections being open to the axis L2 and having a slanted surface with respect to a plane perpendicular to the axis L2, the coupling member being operatively connected to the developer roller in order to be capable of transmitting the rotational force to the developer roller,
wherein the coupling member is movable between (i) a first position in which the axis L2 of the coupling member is substantially parallel to and offset from the axis L1 of the developer roller such that the axis L2 does not pass through the developer roller, (ii) a second position in which the axis L2 of the coupling member is inclined with respect to the position of the axis L2 when the coupling member is in the first position, and (iii) a third position in which the axis L2 of the coupling member is inclined with respect to the position of the axis L2 when the coupling member is in the first position in a direction opposite to the direction the coupling member is inclined when in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,712,708

CARTRIDGE, PROCESS CARTRIDGE AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,707

PROCESS CARTRIDGE HAVING A POSITIONING PORTION CAPABLE OF POSITIONING A DRIVING FORCE RECEIVING PORTION OF A COUPLING MEMBER

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A process cartridge comprising:(i) a first unit including a photosensitive drum and a positioning portion;
(ii) a second unit movable relative to the first unit, the second unit including:
(ii-i) a rotatable developing roller for developing an electrostatic latent image formed on the photosensitive drum,
(ii-ii) a rotatable member for transmitting a driving force to the developing roller, the rotatable member having an axis in a position deviated from an axis of the developing roller,
(ii-iii) a coupling member provided on the rotatable member, the coupling member including a driving force receiving portion for receiving a driving force to be transmitted to the developing roller, wherein the driving force receiving portion is movable relative to the rotatable member in a direction crossing the axis of the rotatable member, and
(ii-v) a supporting portion for rotatably supporting the driving force receiving portion so as to be movable together with the driving force receiving portion relative to the rotatable member in the direction crossing the axis of the rotatable member; and
(iii) an urging portion for urging the driving force receiving portion and the supporting portion toward the positioning portion,
wherein the positioning portion is capable of positioning the driving force receiving portion through contacting the supporting portion, and
wherein a point of contact between the positioning portion and the supporting portion is outside an outer periphery of the photosensitive drum on a plane perpendicular to the axis of the photosensitive drum.

US Pat. No. 10,712,704

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS WITH VARIABLE SUPPLY OF FATTY ACID METAL SALT

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,701

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

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,700

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING SYSTEM INCLUDING IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND SHEET DISCHARGE APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A control apparatus for controlling a system having an image forming apparatus to form an image onto a sheet based on an image forming job, and a sheet discharge apparatus to discharge the sheet to a sheet stacking tray, the control apparatus comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing a program which, when executed by the processor, causes the control apparatus to:
receive configuration information of the system and generate a system configuration image based on the configuration information,
receive stacking state information including a stacking amount of sheets stacked as a sheet bundle, on the sheet stacking tray and generate a sheet bundle image representing the sheets stacked on the sheet stacking tray based on the stacking state information,
display, on a display, a screen in which the sheet bundle image is mapped at a sheet stacking portion, corresponding to the sheet stacking tray, of the system configuration image,
receive job identification information of an image forming job of sheets to be picked up, wherein the image forming job which is identified by the job identification information is a job selected from an execution history list of a plurality of image forming jobs which have been executed and which have not yet been removed from the sheet discharge apparatus, and
generate a first thumbnail image and a last thumbnail image, wherein the first thumbnail image is a thumbnail image of an image which is formed on a first discharged sheet of the image forming job selected from the execution history list and the last thumbnail image is a thumbnail image of an image which is formed on a last discharged sheet of the image forming job selected from the execution history list,
wherein the processor simultaneously displays, on the display, a first sheet bundle image of the image forming job selected from the execution history list, a second sheet bundle image corresponding to an image forming job which is not selected from the execution history list, the first thumbnail image, and the last thumbnail image, and
wherein the processor displays the first sheet bundle image and the second sheet bundle image in different display forms.

US Pat. No. 10,712,697

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

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,692

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING SHEET LOOP CONTROL

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,691

FIXING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,687

DEVELOPER CONTAINER

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,685

DEVELOPING ROLLER AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,682

TONER AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,681

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

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

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

where n represents an integer of from 2 to 12;

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,678

IMPRINT LITHOGRAPHY APPARATUS AND METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,673

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

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,665

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

BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONI...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,664

FORMING CONDUCTIVE VIAS USING A LIGHT GUIDE

International Business Ma...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,663

HIGH-PURITY DISPENSE UNIT

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,661

NEGATIVE TONE PHOTOSENSITIVE COMPOSITIONS

PROMERUS, LLC, Brecksvil...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,660

TEMPLATE FOR IMPRINT LITHOGRAPHY INCLUDING A RECESSION AND AN APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USING THE TEMPLATE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A template for imprint lithography comprising:a body including a base surface and a recession extending from the base surface, wherein the recession has:
steps including a distal step that is farther from the base surface as compared to any other step, each step having a corresponding step height; and
a feature including:
the step height corresponding to the distal step is higher than an average step height corresponding to remaining steps, wherein the step height is defined as a distance between a top of that step and a top of the adjacent step.

US Pat. No. 10,712,648

WAVELENGTH-CONVERTING WHEEL AND PROJECTION APPARATUS

Coretronic Corporation, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,647

ILLUMINATION APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An illumination apparatus comprising:a light source;
a wavelength conversion element configured to rotate and to convert wavelength of light from the light source;
a first condenser lens configured to collect illumination light including light from the wavelength conversion element;
a first lens array including a plurality of lens cells and configured to divide the illumination light from the first condenser lens into a plurality of light fluxes;
a second lens array including a plurality of corresponding lens cells configured to receive the light flux from each of the plurality of lens cells in the first lens array;
a second condenser lens configured to superimpose the plurality of light fluxes from the second lens array on an illuminated surface; and
an aperture stop disposed closer to the illuminated surface than the first lens array,
wherein the illumination apparatus satisfies a condition in which a surface apex of a first lens cell disposed on an optical axis side in the first lens array is more eccentric from a contour center of the first lens cell than that of a second lens cell disposed on a peripheral side of the first lens cell so as to collect the light flux toward the position on the optical axis side of the corresponding lens cell.

US Pat. No. 10,712,646

PHOSPHOR WHEEL, LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, AND PROJECTION DISPLAY APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,644

IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,639

CAMERA SHOE RECEIVING DEVICE

MGMD BRAINPOWER LLC, Tuc...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,638

CAMERA ACCESSORY

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,633

OPTICAL SYSTEM

TDK TAIWAN CORP., Yangme...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,631

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

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,625

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,624

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ACTIVE MATRIX SUBSTRATE AND ACTIVE MATRIX SUBSTRATE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,623

DISPLAY PANEL

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,619

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,616

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,615

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

BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHN...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,612

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,604

DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,601

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

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,595

FULL SCREEN MODULE AND SMARTPHONE

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,594

FLAT DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,591

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

ADDON OPTICS LTD., Maale...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,583

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,574

PERSONAL IMMERSIVE DEVICE

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,568

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

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,563

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

ESIGHT CORP., Ottawa (CA...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,561

INTERFERENCE MITIGATION VIA ADAPTIVE DEPTH IMAGING

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,560

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

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,554

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

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,553

ASSEMBLY FOR LIGHT SHEET MICROSCOPY

Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmb...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,551

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CLEANING A LENS

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,549

DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT LIGHT-SHEET MICROSCOPY

GATACA SYSTEMS, Vanves (...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,542

IMAGING LENS ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,538

OPTICAL IMAGING LENS

Genius Electronic Optical...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,531

LENS STRUCTURE AND ASSEMBLY METHOD THEREOF

LUXVISIONS INNOVATION LIM...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,530

LENS DRIVING DEVICE, CAMERA MODULE AND OPTICAL APPARATUS

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,527

IMAGING LENS MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,526

OPTICAL MOUNT WITH TILT ADJUSTMENT

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,525

PACKAGING MEMS IN FLUIDIC ENVIRONMENTS

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,524

OPTICAL SYSTEM AND OPTICAL APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An optical system comprising:a plurality of lenses including an aspheric lens having a first aspheric surface; and
a light absorption portion arranged on an optical axis and having thickness distribution in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis, wherein
the light absorption portion includes a second aspheric surface, and
the following conditional expressions are satisfied:
|nG×XG/(nF×XF)|>1.00; and
0.800?hG/hF?1.30,
where nG is a refractive index of the aspheric lens at a wavelength of 550 nm, nF is a refractive index of the light absorption portion at the wavelength of 550 nm, XG is an aspheric sag amount of the first aspheric surface, XF is an aspheric sag amount of the second aspheric surface, hG is a height of a position on the first aspheric surface through which a marginal ray of an axial ray passes, and hF is a height of a position on the second aspheric surface through which the marginal ray of the axial ray passes.

US Pat. No. 10,712,522

FLOODING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING BIO-BASED FLUIDS

Dow Global Technologies L...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,520

PHOTOELECTRIC COMPOSITE CABLE

ZHONGTIAN POWER OPTICAL C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,519

HIGH FIBER COUNT PRE-TERMINATED OPTICAL DISTRIBUTION ASSEMBLY

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,518

FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE WITH LOCKABLE INTERNAL CABLE SPOOL

CommScope Technologies LL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,515

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

CommScope Technologies LL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,712,508

FIBER OPTIC END-FACE TRANSPARENT PROTECTOR SYSTEM AND METHOD

Ultra Communications, Inc...

1. An exposed optical fiber end protection device for facilitating high optical coupling efficiency between pairs of a plurality of optical fiber ends to be joined via mating of their respective mechanical optical couplers, comprising:a removable planar transparent tape of uniform thickness having a pre-sized shape to fit over a prospective multi-fiber ferrule face; and
pre-formed alignment openings disposed in the tape, positioned to align the tape to the prospective multi-fiber ferrule face and allow passage of prospective ferrule securing mechanisms through the alignment openings,
wherein, when applied to the prospective multi-fiber ferrule face, the tape flexibly conforms around exposed optical fiber ends in the ferrule face to prevent contamination of the exposed optical fiber ends and reduce Fresnel reflections, and
wherein the pre-sized shape of the removable planar transparent tape comprises a matching shape that substantially matches the prospective multi-fiber ferrule face and tabs that extend from a boundary of the matching shape.

US Pat. No. 10,712,502

PROBE FOR OPTICAL MEASUREMENT AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

Shimadzu Corporation, Ni...

1. A method of producing a probe for optical measurement, comprising:providing two opposite holes in a cylindrical body sleeve having non-flexibility;
inserting an optical fiber in a ferrule such that one end of the optical fiber is exposed from one end of the ferrule and the other end side of the optical fiber is exposed from the other end of the ferrule;
inserting the ferrule into the body sleeve such that the body sleeve covers a part of the other end side of the optical fiber and the holes are positioned at a position which covers a part of the other end side of the optical fiber;
filling a material in a gap between the optical fiber and the body sleeve by sucking a gas from the holes while injecting the material having fluidity from an end portion of the body sleeve on the other end side of the optical fiber; and
solidifying the material in the gap and the holes.

US Pat. No. 10,712,500

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductive substrate, wherein the semiconductive substrate includes an inter-layer dielectric (ILD);
a dielectric stack disposed over the semiconductive substrate to form a wall of a grating coupler opening; and
an etch stopper interfacing with two sublayers of the dielectric stack, wherein the etch stopper is surrounded by the dielectric stack along a direction different from a stacking direction of the dielectric stack, and the etch stopper has a resistance to a fluorine solution that is higher than that of the two sublayers.

US Pat. No. 10,712,498

SHIELDING STRUCTURES BETWEEN OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. An optical waveguide device, comprising:a first optical waveguide core on an insulator layer;
a second optical waveguide core adjacent to the first optical waveguide core;
an upper insulator layer over the first optical waveguide core and the second optical waveguide core and directly contacting opposing sides of the first optical waveguide core and the second optical waveguide core; and
a shielding structure in the upper insulator layer with a portion of the upper insulator layer between the opposing sides of the first optical waveguide core and sidewalls of the shielding structure and between the opposing sides of the second optical waveguide core and the sidewalls of the shielding structure,
wherein the shielding structure comprises a reflective material in a trench in the upper insulator layer.

US Pat. No. 10,712,483

PHOTOSENSITIVE COMPOSITIONS, QUANTUM DOT POLYMER COMPOSITE PATTERN PREPARED THEREFROM, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A photosensitive composition comprising:a plurality of quantum dots, wherein the quantum dot comprises an organic ligand bound to a surface of the quantum dot, and wherein the organic ligand comprises RCOOH, RNH2, R2NH, R3N, RSH, R3P, ROH, RCOOR?, RPO(OH)2, R2POOH (wherein R and R? are each independently a C5 to C24 aliphatic hydrocarbon group or a C6 to C20 aromatic hydrocarbon group), a polymeric organic ligand, or a combination thereof;
a binder;
a photopolymerizable monomer comprising a carbon-carbon double bond; and
a photoinitiator,
wherein the binder comprises a multiple aromatic ring-containing polymer comprising a carboxylic acid group and a main chain comprising a backbone structure incorporated in the main chain, wherein the backbone structure comprises a quaternary carbon atom, which is a part of a cyclic group, and two aromatic rings bound to the quaternary carbon atom, wherein the backbone structure of the multiple aromatic ring-containing polymer comprises a structural unit represented by Chemical Formula 1:

wherein in Chemical Formula 1,
* indicates a portion linked to an adjacent atom of the main chain of the binder,
Z1 is a linking moiety represented by any one of Chemical Formulae 1-1 to 1-6, wherein in Chemical Formulae 1-1 to 1-6, and
* indicates a portion linked to an aromatic moiety:

wherein in Chemical Formula 1-5,
Ra is hydrogen, —C2H5, —C2H4Cl, —C2H4OH, —CH2CH?CH2, or a phenyl group,

wherein the multiple aromatic ring-containing polymer has an acid value of greater than or equal to about 50 milligrams of KOH per gram of the polymer,
wherein the plurality of quantum dots are dispersed in the binder in the photosensitive composition, and are configured to have a quantum yield of greater than or equal to about 60% as measured with irradiation of an excitation light,
wherein the photosensitive composition is a colloidal dispersion having a dispersed phase with a dimension of less than or equal to about 1 micrometer, and
wherein an amount of the plurality of quantum dots including the organic ligand is greater than 5 weight percent based on a total amount of the composition.

US Pat. No. 10,712,471

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SEISMIC MODELING USING MULTIPLE SEISMIC SOURCE TYPES

LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORA...

1. A method for targeted seismic exploration of a geologic formation, the method comprising:reading, by a computer system, data from at least one source file for a seismic simulation to be performed, wherein the at least one source file describes characteristics of the geologic formation based on an initial exploratory survey, a plurality of input source wavelets that define a variety of excitation types and injection properties for different seismic source types, and characteristics of at least two seismic source types, the plurality of input source wavelets including a Ricker wavelet, and the characteristics of each seismic source type including an amplitude and a relative location of that seismic source type with respect to the geologic formation;
simulating, by the computer system, different seismic wave propagation scenarios with a concurrent propagation of seismic signals from the at least two seismic source types through the geologic formation to a plurality of seismic receivers, wherein each of the seismic wave propagation scenarios is based on a different combination of the plurality of input source wavelets and the at least two seismic source types;
generating a seismic output file including a three-dimensional array representing a response of the simulated seismic signals from the at least two seismic source types as a function of time and location with respect to the geologic formation;
selecting a location for a detailed seismic survey of the geologic formation to be performed, based on the response of the simulated seismic signals on the geologic formation as represented by the three-dimensional array in the generated seismic output file; and
performing the detailed seismic survey at the selected location.

US Pat. No. 10,712,468

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AN ARTICLE

ZIRCON CORPORATION, Camp...

7. Method for detecting an object arranged behind an article that is transparent to an electromagnetic radiation, wherein a coil arrangement with a first transmitting coil and a first receiving coil arranged orthogonally to the first transmitting coil is provided and wherein the coil arrangement forms a sensor for detecting the object on a relative movement between the device and the article,wherein the first transmitting coil is driven with a signal and wherein an output signal of the sensor influenced by this signal is evaluated,
wherein the first transmitting coil and at least one further transmitting coil are arranged orthogonally to one another and wherein the first transmitting coil and the at least one further transmitting coil are equally spaced apart from the first receiving coil and are driven with a periodic alternating voltage signal as transmitting coils,
wherein axes of the first transmitting coil and of the at least one further transmitting coil lie in a plane of the first receiving coil and of at least one further receiving coil as receiving coils,
wherein electromagnetic fields emitted by the transmitting coils as a result of the periodic alternating voltage signal during a first half-period of the periodic alternating voltage transmitting signal, are each directed in the direction of the first receiving coil and during the second half-period of the periodic alternating voltage transmitting signal, are each directed away from the first receiving coil,
wherein the first receiving coil is connected and operated in series with the at least one further receiving coil, and
wherein an electromagnetic field which permeates the coil arrangement, generates mutually opposingly directed voltages in the first receiving coil and in the at least one further receiving coil,
wherein the transmitting coils and the receiving coils are configured and operated in such a way, that
the axis of the first transmitting coil and the axis of the at least one further transmitting coil intersect an axis of the first receiving coil orthogonally,
the axes of the first transmitting coil and of the at least one further transmitting coil lie in a plane in which the first receiving coil and the at least one further receiving coil are arranged.

US Pat. No. 10,712,467

UNDERGROUND UTILITY LINE DETECTION

CABLE DETECTION LIMITED, ...

1. A mobile detection device for an evaluation of a location information from the device to one or more occluded utility lines according to an alternating magnetic field emanated at the utility lines, the mobile detection device comprising:at least two magnetic detector units arranged in a defined spacing with respect to each other, which are comprising detection coils for providing an electrical detection signal according to the alternating magnetic field;
a spectral analyzing unit built to derive a spectral signature of the electrical detection signal from at least one of the detector units;
a communication interface configured to transmit the spectral signature by a data link to a server, at which server a matching unit derives an identification of a type or class of one or more utility lines by comparing the spectral signature to a database of signatures of a plurality of known utility lines and generating a utility line identification information, and configured to receive the utility line identification information from the server;
an electronic signal evaluation unit built for deriving the location information according to a difference in the electrical signals from the at least two magnetic detector units; and
a visualisation unit built for charting the one or more utility lines with the utility line location information and providing the utility line identification information,
wherein the electronic signal evaluation unit comprises a calibration unit providing a self-calibration of the detector units, with a calibration signal generator for applying an electrical calibration signal at one of the detector units or portions thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,712,465

SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY ATTACHING AND DETACHING SEISMIC NODES DIRECTLY TO A DEPLOYMENT CABLE

SEABED GEOSOLUTIONS B.V.

1. A method of attaching a plurality of seismic nodes to a deployment line, comprising:positioning a plurality of seismic nodes next to a deployment line being deployed from a marine vessel; and
attaching the plurality of seismic nodes to the deployment line by coupling a portion of the deployment line to at least one direct attachment mechanism on each of the plurality of seismic nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,712,464

WIDE SOURCE SEISMIC TOWING CONFIGURATION

1. A method for acquiring seismic data, comprising:towing an array of marine seismic streamers coupled to a vessel, wherein the array comprises a plurality of lead-in cables and streamers, and the plurality of lead-in cables comprises an innermost lead-in cable and an outermost lead-in cable with respect to a center line of the vessel, and wherein each of the plurality of lead-in cables is towed at an offset to the center line of the vessel; and
towing a plurality of source cables and one or more seismic sources such that the one or more seismic sources are positioned entirely between the innermost lead-in cable and the outermost lead-in cable, wherein the plurality of source cables are configured to cross over at least one of the plurality of lead-in cables, wherein the at least one of the plurality of the lead-in cables is disposed at a greater depth than the source cables or seismic sources and wherein the seismic sources are disposed between 50 and 500 meters apart from the center line of the vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,712,462

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WAVEFIELD SEPARATION OF SONIC DATA USING CROSS-CORRELATION

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for wavefield separation of sonic data, the method comprising:estimating direct phases of waveforms of sonic data observed with two or more sensors by using cross-correlation of waveform traces at adjacent sensor locations;
removing the direct phases from the observed waveforms; and
extracting event signals from the waveforms after removing the direct phases;
wherein the direct phases of waveforms are approximated by polynomial fitting.

US Pat. No. 10,712,461

PRESTACK SEPARATING METHOD FOR SEISMIC WAVE

CHINA UNIVERSITY OF GEOSC...

1. A prestack separating method for a seismic wave to determine true wave vector directions comprising:receiving, by a three-component receiver, at a surface above a multi-layer underground medium, at a certain time window, a P-wave, a S1-wave and a S2-wave of the seismic wave, wherein the P-wave was reflected from a first interface of the multi-layer underground medium, the S1-wave and the S2-wave were reflected from a second interface of the multi-layer underground medium, wherein the first interface is deeper than the second interface relative to the surface
projecting, by the three-component receiver, the P-wave, the S1-wave and the S2-wave into a Z-R-T coordinate system, such that all the projections appear on the three-component receiver at the surface, wherein the Z-R-T coordinate system comprises a Z coordinate, a R coordinate, and a T coordinate, wherein projecting the P-wave, the S1-wave, and the S2-wave into the Z-R-T coordinate system generates a projection matrix, wherein the Z coordinate is a vertical component, the R coordinate is a component of a source-to-receiver azimuth and the T coordinate is a component orthogonal to a direction of the R coordinate, and wherein the projection matrix satisfies equation:

wherein P is a vector of the P-wave, S1 is a vector of the S1-wave, and S2 is a vector of the S2-wave, eZ is a base vector of a direction of the Z coordinate, eR is a base vector of the direction of the R coordinate, and eT is a base vector of a direction of the T coordinate, PZ is an amplitude of the P-wave on the Z coordinate, S1Z is an amplitude of the S1-wave on the Z coordinate, and S2Z is an amplitude of the S2-wave on the Z coordinate, PR is an amplitude of the P-wave on the R coordinate, S1R is an amplitude of the S1-wave on the R coordinate, S2R is an amplitude of the S2-wave on the R coordinate, PT is an amplitude of the P-wave on the T coordinate, S1T is an amplitude of the S1-wave on the T coordinate, and S2T is an amplitude of the S2-wave on the T coordinate;
forming, by the three-component receiver, a composite vector from the P vector, the S1 vector, and the S2 vector, wherein the composite vector satisfies equation:
A(composite)=Z(composite)+R(composite)+T(composite),wherein A(composite) is the composite vector, Z(composite) is a vector of the composite vector in the direction of the Z coordinate, R(composite) is a vector of the composite vector in the direction of the R coordinate, and T(composite) is a vector of the composite vector in the direction of the T coordinate wherein Z(composite), R(composite) and T(composite) satisfy equation:
transforming, by the three-component receiver, the composite vector to an anisotropic wave vector matrix, comprising an anisotropic wave, wherein the anisotropic wave vector matrix satisfies equation:

wherein eP is a base vector of the P-wave, eS1 vector is a base vector of the S1-wave, and eS2 vector is a base vector of the S2-wave,
wherein cos(eP,eZ) is a cosine of an angle between the eP vector and the eZ vector, cos(eP,eR) is a cosine of an angle between the eP vector and the eR vector, cos(eP,eT) is a cosine of an angle between the eP vector and the eT vector, cos(eS1,eZ) is a cosine of an angle between the eS1 vector and the eZ vector, cos(eS1,eR) is a cosine of an angle between the eS1 vector and the eR vector, cos(eS1,eT) is a cosine of an angle between the eS1 vector and the eT vector, cos(eS2,eZ) is a cosine of an angle between the eS2 vector and the eZ vector, cos(eS2,eR) is a cosine of an angle between the eS2 vector and the eR vector, and cos(eS2,eT) is a cosine of an angle between the eS2 vector and the eT vector; and
performing, by the three-component receiver, a rotation transformation of an affine coordinate system on the anisotropic wave vector matrix to generate a wave separation matrix, wherein the wave separation matrix satisfies equation:

wherein P(pure) is a vector of the P-wave of the seismic wave, S1(pure) is a vector of the S1-wave of the seismic wave, and S2(pure) is a vector of the S2-wave of the seismic wave, wherein directions of the P(pure) vector, the S1(pure) vector, and the S2(pure) vector are the true wave vector directions,
wherein the true wave vector directions of the S1-wave of the seismic wave and the S2-wave of the seismic wave are separated from the true wave direction of the P-wave of the seismic wave, and wherein the true wave vector directions of the S1-wave of the seismic wave and the S2-wave of the seismic wave are utilized to predict fracture parameters of the multi-layer underground medium.

US Pat. No. 10,712,457

MICROFABRICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCING SENSING CELLS FOR MOLECULAR ELECTRONIC TRANSDUCER BASED SEISMOMETER

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A sensing element comprising:a housing defining a channel;
a first electrochemical cell including a first anode, a first cathode, and a first dielectric spacer between the first anode and the first cathode, the first electrochemical cell being located in the channel;
a second electrochemical cell including a second anode, a second cathode, a second dielectric spacer between the second anode and the second cathode, and a third dielectric spacer, the second electrochemical cell being located in the channel;
a fluid throughhole extending through the first electrochemical cell and the second electrochemical cell, wherein a first diameter between a first portion of the first anode and a second portion of the first anode is at least as wide as a second diameter between a first portion of the third dielectric spacer and a second portion of the third dielectric spacer;
an electrolyte in the channel; and
a circuit generating an output signal based on a comparison of cathode currents in the first electrochemical cell and the second electrochemical cell,
wherein the first dielectric spacer is dimensioned to create a recess in the fluid throughhole between the first anode and the first cathode, and wherein a third diameter between a third portion of the first anode and a fourth portion of the first anode is greater than a fourth diameter between a first portion of the second cathode and a second portion of the second cathode.

US Pat. No. 10,712,455

STRUCTURED DETECTORS AND DETECTOR SYSTEMS FOR RADIATION IMAGING

Minnesota Imaging and Eng...

1. A radiation detector module comprising:a scintillator element configured to generate optical signals in response to incident radiation;
a photodetector coupled to at least a first surface of the scintillator element, the photodetector configured to convert the optical signals into output characterizing the radiation; and
an acoustic array coupled to at least a second surface of the scintillator element, the acoustic array configured to convert acoustic signals generated in the scintillator element into output characterizing an acoustic energy deposited therein.

US Pat. No. 10,712,449

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

9. A first terminal in a wireless communication system, the first terminal comprising:a transceiver; and
a controller configured to
transmit, to a base station via the transceiver, assistance information associated with a semi-persistent scheduling (SPS), the assistance information including period information, timing offset information and message size information,
receive, from the base station via the transceiver, configuration information for configuring a plurality of SPSs,
receive, from the base station via the transceiver, a third message including downlink control information (DCI) for activating at least one of the plurality of the SPSs, and
transmit, to a second station via the transceiver, data based on the configuration information and the DCI.

US Pat. No. 10,712,441

SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A synthetic aperture radar comprising:processing circuitry
to acquire observation data including reception signals of radio waves that are transmitted to an observation object from a moving platform and reflected by the observation object, transmission/reception times of the radio waves, and information indicating positions and attitudes of the platform;
to calculate information on a difference between a planned trajectory and an actual trajectory of the platform for each of the transmission/reception times of the radio waves on a basis of the acquired observation data;
to determine whether or not motion compensation is necessary for each of the reception signals of the radio waves on a basis of the calculated information on the difference;
to perform a motion compensation process on the reception signals of the radio waves for which motion compensation is determined to be necessary; and
to perform an image generation process on the reception signals of the radio waves on which the motion compensation process is performed and on the reception signals of the radio waves on which the motion compensation process is not performed in accordance with a result of the determination, to generate a synthetic aperture radar image of the observation object.

US Pat. No. 10,712,437

RADAR SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING COMPOSITE WAVEFORMS FOR CUSTOMIZATION OF RESOLUTION REQUIREMENTS

Veoneer US, Inc., Southf...

1. A radar system for a host vehicle comprising:one or more signal generators configured for generating a composite linear frequency modulated continuous waveform formed by combining different component waveforms; and
a detector for detecting reflected signals from the composite waveform and determining velocity and distance measurements of a target relative to the host vehicle;
wherein the first and second component waveforms are selected such that the composite waveform is able to simultaneously meet two different sets of resolution requirements with respect to at least one of: (i) the velocity measurement of the target vehicle relative to the host vehicle and (ii) the distance measurement of the target vehicle relative to the host vehicle; and
wherein each of the different sets of resolution requirements is pre-selected for a different detection scenario.

US Pat. No. 10,712,431

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REFRACTIVE BEAM-STEERING

1. A light detection and ranging (LIDAR) apparatus, comprising:a polygon deflector comprising a plurality of facets;
a motor rotatably coupled to the polygon deflector, the motor configured to rotate the polygon deflector about a first axis orthogonal to a first plane; and
an optic positioned within an interior of the polygon deflector, the optic configured to collimate a first beam incident on a particular facet of the plurality of facets, the particular facet of the plurality of facets configured to refract the first beam in the first plane between a first angle and a second angle as the polygon deflector rotates about the first axis to output a second beam, the polygon deflector has a duty cycle greater than fifty percent, the duty cycle based on a duration that the polygon deflector refracts the first beam relative to a duration that the polygon deflector is rotated.

US Pat. No. 10,712,429

RADAR DEVICE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar device configured to derive information on a target existing in a surrounding area of a vehicle which is equipped with the radar device on the basis of reception signals each of which is obtained by receiving a reflected wave which is obtained by reflection of a transmission wave transmitted to the surrounding area, from the target, the radar device comprising:a determining unit configured to determine whether the target is an upper object, on the basis of an integrated value of a reception level of each of the reception signals from the target obtained a plurality of times while the vehicle is within a predetermined distance from the object, and an integrated value of ground velocity of the target obtained the plurality of times while the vehicle is within the predetermined distance from the object.

US Pat. No. 10,712,416

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION USING AN EXTENDED SENSITIVITY MODEL AND A DEEP NEURAL NETWORK

GE PRECISION HEALTHCARE, ...

1. A method for reconstructing a magnetic resonance (MR) image, comprising:estimating multiple sets of coil sensitivity maps from undersampled k-space data, wherein the undersampled k-space data was acquired by a multi-coil radio frequency (RF) receiver array;
reconstructing multiple initial images using the undersampled k-space data and the estimated multiple sets of coil sensitivity maps, each of the multiple initial images corresponding to a different set of the multiple sets of coil sensitivity maps;
iteratively reconstructing, with a trained deep neural network, multiple images by using the multiple initial images and the multiple sets of coil sensitivity maps to generate multiple final images, each of the multiple images corresponding to a different set of the multiple sets of sensitivity maps; and
combining the multiple final images output from the trained deep neural network to generate the MR image;
wherein the multiple sets of coil sensitivity maps are estimated using an ESPIRiT calibration.

US Pat. No. 10,712,415

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING MAGNETIC RESONANCE DATA

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for operating a magnetic resonance (MR) apparatus, comprising:with an MR data acquisition scanner, acquiring an MR data record from a region of an examination subject comprising a plurality of slices, by executing an MR data acquisition technique requiring reference data for a reconstruction of MR images from the MR data record, wherein, for all slices in said plurality of slices, at least two partial data records are acquired with respectively different contrasts with a first partial data record being acquired without radiation of a preparation pulse, and with a second partial data record being acquired with a preparation pulse;
operating said MR data acquisition scanner to acquire said reference data for at least one first slice in said first partial data record, recording the reference data thereof during a waiting time after the preparation pulse for at least one other, second slice for which reference data in said second partial data record are acquired; and
in a computer, reconstructing said MR images from at least said first partial data record and the reference data therefor and said second partial data record and the reference data therefor, and making said MR images available from the computer in electronic form, as at least one data file.

US Pat. No. 10,712,410

NMR-MAS PROBE HEAD WITH PIVOTABLE STATOR

BRUKER BIOSPIN GMBH, Rhe...

1. A probe head of a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Magic Angle Spinning (MAS) assembly comprising:a MAS stator having an opening configured to receive a MAS rotor in a loading position and to set the MAS rotor, which has a cylinder axis, in rotation in a measuring position in which the cylinder axis of the MAS rotor is at the magic angle to a B0 field of the NMR-MAS assembly, wherein the MAS stator is arranged in the NMR-MAS probe head to pivot between the measuring position and the loading position,
a detection device configured to identify from outside the opening and without contacting the MAS rotor whether or not the opening of the MAS stator is fitted with the MAS rotor, and
a light guide having a lower end and an upper end opposite the lower end,wherein the detection device comprises a light source configured to introduce light into the lower end of the light guide,wherein the MAS stator has a first bore, in which a first light guide stump is positioned such that, in the loading position of the MAS stator, the first light guide stump produces an optical connection between the MAS rotor when inserted in the opening of the MAS stator and the upper end of the light guide.

US Pat. No. 10,712,409

SAMPLING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Spectro Scientific, Inc.,...

1. A viscous material collection device comprising:a sample holder portion including an open, concave sample receptacle for the viscous material, the sample receptacle including a distal tip, a concave floor, and sidewalls extending upwards from the concave floor;
a first beveled ramp at the distal tip of the sample receptacle;
a second beveled ramp opposite the first beveled ramp;
a handle extending from the sample holder portion;
a flat surface proximate the second beveled ramp between the sample holder portion and the handle;
a centerline extending through the handle and sample holder portion;
the sidewalls extending upwards from the concave floor extend above said centerline; and
the sidewalls have top edges and the flat surface lies in the same plane as the top edges of the sidewalls.

US Pat. No. 10,712,408

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OPTICALLY DETECTING MAGNETIC RESONANCE

Massachusetts Institute o...

15. A system for measuring a magnetic field, the system comprising:a solid-state host comprising a first ensemble of color centers oriented along a first crystal axis of the solid-state host, the first ensemble of color centers exhibiting a first resonance in a presence of the magnetic field;
a microwave signal generator, in electromagnetic communication with the solid-state host, to drive the first ensemble of color centers with a first microwave signal;
a photodetector, in optical communication with the solid-state host, to detect a first fluorescence signal emitted by the first ensemble of color centers, the first fluorescence signal representing the first resonance;
circuitry, operably coupled to the microwave signal generator and the photodetector, to frequency-lock the first microwave signal to the first resonance based on the first fluorescence signal; and
a processor, operably coupled to the circuitry, to determine an amplitude and/or direction of the magnetic field based on a frequency of the first microwave signal.

US Pat. No. 10,712,405

EXTERNAL AIR CORE FLUX MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR A PRODUCTION MAGNETIZING SYSTEM

1. An external Air Core Flux Measurement System or device (30) for a production magnetizing system (40) comprising:a. an instrumentation air coil (31) of a set of various components for flux measurement, the instrumentation air coil (31) being separated and independent from any reluctance imparted from a magnetizing coil (50) in the production magnetizing system (40);
b. a magnetizing flux gauge (32) combined with a fixturing structure (32A) to hold the separate and independent instrumentation air coil (31);
c. manufacturing equipment (42,43) that transfers a rotor coil (51) to be measured from the magnetizing coil (50) to the separate and independent instrumentation air coil (31) that is secured by the fixturing structure (32A);
d. a set of reading instrumentation (39) for providing test data from the instrumentation air coil (31) to a set of several quality tests;
e. wherein the fixturing structure (32A) is made of durable, non-ferrous and non-magnetic materials that hold the instrumentation air coil (31) and the set of reading instrumentation (39) separated from the magnetizing coil (50);
f. a connection (37A) to a power source (38) for the magnetizing flux gauge (32) and a connection (37A) to the set of reading instrumentation (39); and
g. a control wiring to the set of reading instrumentation (39);
wherein using the external Air Core Flux Measurement System or device (30) to compare flux reluctance measurements of two or more magnetized rotors provides a flux measurement data capability with reduced variation that demonstrates a GR&R correlation to defect detection linked to a realistic process failure mode indicating a missing magnet; minimizes or eliminate an effect of temperature resulting from the charge or discharge of high current through the magnetizing coil (50); and minimizes an effect of residual flux bias resulting from a magnetization cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,712,394

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TESTING COXSWAIN BOX FUNCTION

1. An apparatus for testing and assessing the separate signals,indicators and functions of a coxswain's box and related equipment used in rowing sports, comprising:
i. an enclosure further comprising one or more actuators to engage the testing functions of the apparatus and one or more ports for connecting equipment to be tested;
ii. a circuit card that mechanically and electrically supports and connects the apparatus's electronic components;
iii. a voltmeter;
iv. a power supply;
v. one or more speakers;
vi. a cox box connector capable of transmitting a signal and connecting the apparatus to a cox box;
vii. a display for exhibiting measurements and test readout; and
viii. fastening apertures;
wherein the apparatus is fully capable of testing and assessing the separate signals, indicators and functions of a coxswain's box and related equipment used in rowing sports.

US Pat. No. 10,712,391

LOCALIZATION, MAPPING AND HAPTIC FEEDBACK FOR INSPECTION OF A CONFINED SPACE IN MACHINERY

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A system comprising:a crawler operable for traversing through a confined space in a machine;
one or more sensors coupled with the crawler, the one or more sensors structured and positioned to sense information associated with the machine;
a transmitter for transmitting information from the one or more sensors to at least one of a visual display and a retrievable memory storage; and
a control system having haptic feedback capability to signal an occurrence of one of a plurality of predefined events based upon the information sensed by the one or more sensors,
wherein the plurality of predefined events include sensing a defect in the machine, and
wherein the control system generates an electronic result map of an inspected space within the machine to define discreet regions, each of the discreet regions includes a status indicator selected, based on a defined criteria, from a plurality of different status indicators, the defined criteria including at least information indicative of at least one of defects or foreign objects are within the discreet region.

US Pat. No. 10,712,383

INSPECTION JIG

YOKOWO CO., LTD., Kita-k...

1. An inspection jig comprising: a rigid substrate; a flexible substrate connected to the rigid substrate; a support supporting a part of the flexible substrate in a state that the part of the flexible substrate is protruded with respect to the rigid substrate in a first direction; a biasing unit configured to bias the support in the first direction with respect to the rigid substrate; and a contactor provided on a protruding portion of the flexible substrate, the protruding portion being protruded with respect to the rigid substrate, wherein the contactor includes: a contact housing; and a probe supported on the contact housing, one end of the probe being in contact with a contact portion on the protruding portion; wherein the contact housing is fixed to the support in a detachable manner and wherein the contact housing includes an insulating resin molded body.

US Pat. No. 10,712,381

INSERTION POSITION CORRECTION IN AN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT INSERTION DEVICE

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD., T...

1. A device for inserting a plurality of electronic components into a plurality of housing recesses of a carrier tape, the housing recesses being provided at an equal pitch in a lengthwise direction of the carrier tape, the device being configured to insert n number of the electronic components into n number of the housing recess in the carrier tape at once, where n is an integer of two or more, the device comprising:a motor that intermittently moves the carrier tape such that every n number of the housing recesses is positioned at an insertion position at once so as to receive n number of the electronic components into the n number of the housing recesses at once at the insertion position;
an imaging device that images, at an imaging position provided at an upstream side of the insertion position, a portion of the carrier tape that contains the n number of housing recesses that are to be inserted with n number of the electronic components at once when moved to the insertion position; and
a processor that determines, on the basis of an image captured by the imaging device, a two-dimensional position of each of the n number of housing recesses contained in the image relative to a reference point in the image, and calculates a positional deviation in the two-dimensional position of each of the n number of housing recesses from a prescribed design position, the processor further deriving common correction values that are to be applied commonly to the n number of the housing recesses in the image in accordance with the calculated positional deviations,
wherein the processor further causes a two-dimensional position of the insertion position for the n number of the housing recesses that have been imaged by the imaging device to be corrected in accordance with the derived common correction values so as to mitigate or offset the positional deviations of the n number of the housing recesses before the n number of the housing recesses receive the n number of the electronic components so that the n number of the electronic components are inserted into the n number of the housing recesses at the corrected insertion position.

US Pat. No. 10,712,377

ANTENNA DIAGNOSTICS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UNIT FOR COMMUNICATING ENGINE DATA

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

13. A diagnostic circuit for an antenna located in a nacelle of a gas turbine engine mounted to an aerial vehicle, the diagnostic circuit comprising:a load resistor electrically coupled to the antenna and a ground node of the diagnostic circuit, the load resistor having a known resistance;
a first resistor electrically coupled to the load resistor at a first node of the diagnostic circuit;
a second resistor electrically coupled to the first resistor at a second node of the diagnostic circuit;
a third resistor electrically coupled to the second resistor at the second node of the diagnostic circuit; and
a fourth resistor electrically coupled to the third resistor at a third node of the diagnostic circuit,
wherein when a condition of the antenna changes, a magnitude of a voltage at the third node changes due, at least in part, to a change in a voltage across the load resistor, and wherein the magnitude of the voltage used to determine the condition of the antenna is received from only the third node along the diagnostic circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,712,375

DATA PROCESSING DEVICE, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A data processing device comprising:a measurement data acquisition unit that acquires measurement data indicating a temporal change in at least one of current consumption and power consumption of an electrical apparatus;
a fluctuation component extraction unit that extracts a fluctuation component related to fluctuation in the current consumption and a fluctuation component related to fluctuation in the power consumption from the measurement data; and
a feature value acquisition unit that acquires a feature value of the fluctuation component,
wherein the fluctuation component extraction unit further comprises:
a reference component extraction unit that extracts a reference component from the measurement data,
a subtraction unit that subtracts the reference component from a predetermined component of the measurement data to extract the fluctuation component, and
a division unit that extracts the reference component on the basis of frequency of appearance of each value in the measurement data.

US Pat. No. 10,712,374

DATA PROCESSING DEVICE, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A data processing device comprising:a measurement data acquisition unit that acquires measurement data indicating a temporal change in at least one of current consumption and power consumption of an electrical apparatus;
a reference component extraction unit that extracts a reference component of the current consumption and a reference component of the power consumption from the measurement data, wherein each reference component is extracted on the basis of frequency of appearance of each value in the measurement data; and
a feature value acquisition unit that acquires a feature value of each reference component.

US Pat. No. 10,712,372

CURRENT MEASUREMENT DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD, PROTECTION MODULE AND DIFFERENTIAL CIRCUIT BREAKER INCLUDING SUCH A DEVICE

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A current measurement device, which device is arranged so as to be incorporated within a substantially parallelepipedal housing comprising an upstream face opposite a downstream face, a front face opposite a back face, and a first lateral face opposite a second lateral face, said current measurement device comprising:at least two upstream connection lugs, which lugs are intended to be electrically connected to connection lugs of an electric current breaking device for protecting at least two electrical lines;
at least two downstream connection lugs, which lugs are intended to be electrically connected to operating terminals;
at least two current conductors, each current conductor being arranged so as to electrically link an upstream connection lug to a downstream connection lug, respectively;
at least two current sensors, each current sensor being positioned around a respective current conductor so as to form a respective passage for the current conductor along an axis oriented in a first direction in the upstream face and downstream face direction; and
a differential current sensor,
said current measurement device wherein the differential current sensor is positioned around the set of the at least two current conductors so as to form a common passage for the current conductors along an axis oriented in a second direction in the front face back face direction.

US Pat. No. 10,712,370

CURRENT SENSOR

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A current sensor, comprising:a plurality of bus bars which are each formed rectangular in a cross section and arranged in order to be spaced from each other in a width direction, and through which a current is fed along a length direction perpendicular to the width direction;
a pair of shield plates that comprise a magnetic material and are arranged so as to collectively sandwich the plurality of bus bars therebetween in a height direction perpendicular to the width direction and the length direction; and
a plurality of magnetic detection elements that are each arranged between the bus bars and one of the shield plates so as to detect a magnetic field intensity in the width direction,
wherein a distance d between a detection position of a magnetic field intensity at an arbitrary one of the magnetic detection elements and a center position in the width direction between one of the bus bars corresponding to the arbitrary magnetic detection element and an other of the bus bars adjacent thereto in the width direction satisfies the following expression:
d/w+0.023 (w/h)?0.36where a width of the shield plates is w and an interval along the height direction of the pair of shield plates is h.

US Pat. No. 10,712,369

CURRENT MEASUREMENT USING MAGNETIC SENSORS AND CONTOUR INTERVALS

ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL UNL...

1. An apparatus for measuring current flow through at least one wire, the apparatus comprising:a housing comprising an opening for receiving the at least one wire;
a plurality of magnetic sensor pairs arranged along a contour within the housing, each magnetic sensor pair configured to generate signals when the at least one wire that carries current extends through the opening, the signals including:
a first signal indicative of a magnetic field in a first direction, and
a second signal indicative of a magnetic field in a second direction; and
a hardware processor configured to:
compute a plurality of constants related to integrals around the contour, where the constants are computed based on the signals generated by two or more of the plurality of magnetic sensor pairs, and
derive a measure of current in the at least one wire based on the constants.

US Pat. No. 10,712,364

METROLOGY DEVICES FOR RAPID SPECIMEN SETUP

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A metrology device, comprising:a first stage comprising a microelectromechanical (MEMS) device having a probe;
a second stage configured to hold a sample; and
a kinematic coupler for constraining the first stage in six degrees of freedom and in a fixed position relative to the second stage, wherein the probe of the MEMS device is precisely aligned with a feature of interest of the sample when the first stage is constrained in the fixed position relative to the second stage, and wherein the first stage is arranged on the second stage.

US Pat. No. 10,712,363

SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE

HITACHI HIGH-TECH SCIENCE...

1. A scanning probe microscope, comprising: a cantilever including a probe to be brought into contact with or closer to a surface of a sample; and a displacement detector configured to detect a signal indicating a displacement of the cantilever,the scanning probe microscope being configured to acquire measurement data obtained when a predetermined physical quantity between the cantilever and the surface of the sample is kept constant based on the signal, and when the probe is scanned relatively along the surface of the sample,
the scanning probe microscope further comprising:
a distribution image calculator configured to calculate a one-dimensional or two-dimensional first distribution image of the measurement data, and a one-dimensional or two-dimensional second distribution image of differential data of adjacent data elements of the measurement data; and
a display controller configured to instruct the distribution image calculator to calculate at least one of the one-dimensional or two-dimensional first distribution image or the one-dimensional or two-dimensional second distribution image, and to display, on a predetermined display, the calculated at least one of the one-dimensional or two-dimensional first distribution image or the one-dimensional or two-dimensional second distribution image,
wherein the display controller is configured to display, when displaying both of the one-dimensional or two-dimensional first distribution image and the one-dimensional or two-dimensional second distribution image, the measurement data and the differential data at the same position at the same time.

US Pat. No. 10,712,357

CIRCUITS AND METHODS FOR ARTIFACT ELIMINATION

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. An apparatus comprising:an excitation circuitry that electrically excites a physical system by applying an excitation signal to a physical interface to the physical system; and
signal acquisition circuitry that actively eliminates interference arising from the excitation signal, said signal acquisition circuitry comprises a feedback loop that incorporates the physical interface, the feedback loop further providing an electrical discharge path for the physical interface, wherein said feedback loop eliminates interference arising from the excitation of the physical system by a continuous-time adjustment of an electrical characteristic of the physical interface wherein said adjustment of the electrical characteristic is a function of a present condition and a pre-excitation condition of the physical interface.

US Pat. No. 10,712,346

INTRACELLULAR DELIVERY VEHICLE

KIRIN HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI ...

1. A compound having a chemical structure represented by general formula (I):whereinY represents a single bond or CHR85,
Z represents a single bond or CHR86,
R72 and R73 are each independently selected from C1-6 alky group,
R75, R76, R77, R78, R85 and R86 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl group, C1-6 alkoxy group, C1-6 alkylcarbonyl group, phenyl group and hydroxyl group, wherein said C1-6 alkyl group, C1-6 alkoxy group, C1-6 alkylcarbonyl group and phenyl group are optionally substituted with 1 or 2 substituents selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl group, C1-6 alkoxy group, C1-6 alkylcarbonyl group, phenyl group and hydroxyl group,
or
R75 and R76 or R77 and R78 together optionally form —(CH2)3-5—,
R81, R82, R83 and R84 are a substituent selected from the group consisting of C1-4 alkyl group, C1-4 alkylcarbonyl group and C1-3 alkoxy group, wherein the C1-4 alkyl is optionally substituted with one C1-3 alkoxy group; and
R71 and R74 each independently are C1-3 alkyl group, and
Xf? is counter anion.

US Pat. No. 10,712,334

MASSIVELY PARALLEL DNA SEQUENCING APPARATUS

Roswell Biotechnologies, ...

1. A DNA or genome sequencing structure comprising:(a) an electrode pair comprising a first metal, each electrode tapering to a tip-shaped end, with the electrodes separated by a nanogap defined by the tip-shaped ends facing one another;
(b) at least one conductive island deposit of a second metal on each electrode located at or near each tip-shaped end of each electrode; and
(c) a biomolecule having two ends, each end attached to the at least one conductive island on each electrode such that one biomolecule bridges the nanogap,
wherein the first and second metals are different, and
wherein the biomolecule completes a circuit configured for electronic monitoring of DNA or genome sequencing without the use of a fluorescing element.

US Pat. No. 10,712,332

SOLUTION TANK DEVICE

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A solution tank device, comprising:an insulating thin film, which is configured to allow an object to be measured to pass therethrough, and has a thickness of 1 micrometer or less;
a first solution tank, which is configured to support one surface of both surfaces of the insulating thin film; and
a first conductive structure, which has a sheet resistance of 1013 ohms or less in a portion in which contact friction occurs between the first solution tank and an object outside of the first solution tank.

US Pat. No. 10,712,330

CONTROLLING BITUMEN RECOVERY FROM AN OIL SANDS ORE BODY BY USING A PREDICTIVE ORE PROCESSABILITY MODEL IN PRODUCING A BLENDED ORE FEEDSTOCK

SYNCRUDE CANADA LTD., Fo...

1. A method for predicting processability of an oil sands ore body in a bitumen extraction process, the method comprising the steps of:(a) obtaining core samples from a plurality of spatially separated locations within the ore body;
(b) performing characterization tests on the core samples to establish a first database of sets of ore characteristic values comprising a bitumen content, a content of solid particles having a diameter less than 44 microns, and a content of ore formed in a marine depositional environment;
(c) performing processability tests on the core samples to establish a second database of processability values indicative of any one or a combination of bitumen recovery from ore in the core samples in the bitumen extraction process, a bitumen content of bitumen froth in the bitumen extraction process, a solids content of bitumen froth in the bitumen extraction process, or a water content of bitumen froth in the bitumen extraction process, and
(d) based on the first and second databases, determining a predictive ore processability model for predicting processability values from a specified set of ore characteristic values.

US Pat. No. 10,712,328

ANALYSIS DEVICE

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. An analysis device comprising:a vapor phase decomposition chamber configured to perform vapor phase decomposition of a first film on a front surface of a substrate;
a first evacuation pump configured to evacuate gas in the vapor phase decomposition chamber to an outside of the vapor phase decomposition chamber;
a heating chamber configured to heat the substrate;
a second evacuation pump configured to evacuate gas in the heating chamber to an outside of the heating chamber;
a recovery chamber configured to supply liquid on the front surface of the substrate, move the liquid on the front surface of the substrate, and recover the liquid; and
an analyzer configured to analyze a containing metal material in the liquid,
wherein the heating chamber comprising a hot plate being able to heat the substrate performed vapor phase decomposition by the vapor phase decomposition chamber in a state where the substrate is mounted.

US Pat. No. 10,712,326

NONDESTRUCTIVE METHOD OF IDENTIFYING CONCEALED DAMAGE IN NUTS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of identifying a nut having concealed damage, the method comprising the steps of:a) obtaining Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) diffuse reflectance spectra between 1125-2153 nm of a dehulled whole raw nut;
b) converting the NIR reflectance spectra to NIR absorbance spectra;
c) extracting the NIR absorbance spectra within the wavelength ranges of 1392-1546 nm, 1692-1781 nm, and 1902-1991 nm from the NIR absorbance spectra;
d) evaluating the NIR absorbance spectra only within the wavelength ranges of 1392-1546 nm, 1692-1781 nm, and 1902-1991 nm;
e) performing partial least square discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) within the wavelength ranges of step d) and assigning a PLS-DA value; and
f) identifying the nut as having concealed damage when the PLS-DA value is above a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,712,324

DEVICE WITH A PUMPING DEVICE FOR TESTING THE OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY OF A GAS GUIDE ELEMENT OF A GAS-MEASURING SYSTEM

1. An operational capability determination device for determining an operational capability of a gas guide element of a gas-measuring system, which gas guide element is configured to route or guide a fluid, which gas-measuring system comprises the gas guide element, at least one gas sensor and a pumping device, the operational capability determination device comprising:a test gas source; and
a control unit with an associated memory and operative connections to the pumping device and the at least one gas sensor, wherein:
the gas guide element extending between the pumping device and at least one gas sensor and extending to a measuring location, located at a distance from the gas sensor;
the gas guide element, the at least one gas sensor and the pumping device are fluidically connected to one another and are configured for interaction such that a quantity of gas can be fed to the at least one gas sensor from the measuring location, located at a distance from the gas sensor, and a quantity of gas can be fed from the pumping device to the measuring location;
the test gas source is arranged at the pumping device and the gas guide element;
the at least one gas sensor and the pumping device are connected fluidically such that a quantity of test gas can be fed as a quantity of test gas from the test gas source to the measuring location;
the control unit is configured to receive measured values, which are detected and provided by the at least one gas sensor and indicate gas concentrations;
the control unit is configured with the associated memory to store the measured values detected and provided by the at least one gas sensor;
the control unit is configured to determine the operational capability of the gas guide element, to coordinate the pumping device in interaction with the at least one gas sensor by means of a sequence of steps beginning from a measuring operation, the sequence of steps comprising:
the control unit putting the pumping device into a first operating state for a first predefined time period so that a quantity of test gas is delivered from the test gas source to the gas guide element and fed toward the measuring location by means of the gas guide element and selecting a duration of the first predefined time period based on technical properties of the gas guide element and based on technical properties of the pumping device such that the gas guide element is filled with the test gas over a length of the gas guide element from the measuring location to the pumping device;
the control unit putting the pumping device into a second operating state for a predefined time period so that a quantity of gas is delivered from the gas guide element to the at least one gas sensor and fed away from the measuring location by means of the gas guide element and selecting a duration of the second predefined time period based on the first predefined time period and based on technical properties of the gas guide element and based on technical properties of the pumping device;
the control unit receiving a plurality of measured values provided by the at least one gas sensor during the second predefined time period, and the control unit storing in the memory a beginning current measured value of the provided measured values as a first comparison data value at the beginning of the second predefined time period and the control unit storing in the memory an end current measured value of the provided measured values as a second comparison data value at the end of the second predefined time period;
the control unit performing a comparison between the first comparison data value and the second comparison data value and determining an indicator of the operational capability of the gas guide element based on the comparison between the first comparison data value and the second comparison data value and a predefined comparison criterion; and
the control unit determining an output signal, which indicates the indicator of the operational capability of the gas guide element and the control unit providing the output signal as an output.

US Pat. No. 10,712,316

FIXED VALUE RESIDUAL STRESS TEST BLOCK AND MANUFACTURING AND PRESERVATION METHOD THEREOF

Beijing Institute of Tech...

1. A preservation method for a fixed-value residual stress test block, comprising:storing said test block in an environment with constant-temperature of which the range is 2˜8° C.; and
keeping the fixed-value residual stress test block away from impact and vibration;
wherein the fixed value residual stress test block comprising a main body and two welded blocks, both of said main body and said welded blocks are rectangular metal blocks, said welded blocks are welded onto two opposite side surfaces of said main body while said main body is deformed under pressures in up and down directions such that, when the pressures on the main bodies in the up and down directions is removed, the rebound effect of the main body generates a residual stress between the main body and welded blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,712,314

PIPE INSPECTION

Tenaris Connections B.V.,...

1. A method of pipe inspection, comprising:providing a first pipe section having a first pipe body, a first leading end, and a first trailing end;
providing a second pipe section having a second pipe body, a second leading end, and a second trailing end;
abutting at least a portion of the second leading end to at least a portion of the first trailing end to define a pipe abutment zone comprising a portion of the first pipe section measured longitudinally from the first trailing end a longitudinal distance of 300 mm and a portion of the second pipe section measured longitudinally from the second leading end a longitudinal distance of 300 mm, wherein abutting the second leading end to the first trailing end to define a pipe abutment zone comprises:
conveying the first pipe section longitudinally at a first speed;
conveying the second pipe section longitudinally at a second speed that is faster than the first speed;
contacting the second leading end to the first trailing end to define the pipe abutment zone; and
conveying the first pipe section and the second pipe section longitudinally such that contact between the first trailing end and the second leading end is maintained;
conveying the first pipe section and the second pipe section longitudinally at the first speed relative to an inspection device configured to perform an electromagnetic inspection of defects;
inspecting, by the inspection device as the first pipe section and the second pipe section are conveyed relative to the inspection device, a first portion of the pipe abutment zone and a second portion of the pipe abutment zone; and
providing, based on the inspecting, defect data that describes defects detected within at least one of the first portion and the second portion of the pipe abutment zone by the inspection device.

US Pat. No. 10,712,309

ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR

1. A reference half-cell for an electrochemical sensor for measuring a measurand of a medium surrounding the sensor, the reference half-cell comprising:a housing defining a chamber, the chamber filled with a reference electrolyte and compressed air, wherein the reference electrolyte is in electrolytic contact with a medium surrounding the chamber via a junction disposed in a wall of the chamber;
a pickup electrode including an electrical conductor immersed in the reference electrolyte; and
a measuring device disposed in the chamber and configured to generate an electrical signal from which a pressure of the reference electrolyte in the chamber is determined.

US Pat. No. 10,712,308

BIOSENSOR FOR ELECTRICAL DETECTION OF A NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE

International Business Ma...

12. A structure comprising:a conductive layer on an upper surface of a substrate;
a cylindrical nucleotide attracting structure comprising a first end and a second end, the first end is in direct contact with an upper surface of the conductive layer and the second end is expose to the atmosphere, the cylindrical nucleotide attracting structure comprises a nucleotide attracting material;
a dielectric layer on an upper surface of the substrate, on an upper surface of the conductive layer, and is in direct contact with a vertical surface of the cylindrical nucleotide attracting structure; and
a semiconductor device arranged directly on top of the conductive layer and in electrical contact with the cylindrical nucleotide attracting structure, wherein the semiconductor device detects a voltage change based on a target analyte contacting the exposed surface of the cylindrical nucleotide attracting structure.

US Pat. No. 10,712,302

ULTRA-COMPACT, PASSIVE, VARACTOR-BASED WIRELESS SENSOR USING QUANTUM CAPACITANCE EFFECT IN GRAPHENE

Regents of the University...

1. A sensor comprising:a graphene quantum capacitance varactor comprising:
an insulator layer;
a dielectric layer on the insulator layer;
a graphene layer on the dielectric layer; and
a molecule attached to either the graphene layer or a protective insulator on a surface of the graphene layer opposite the dielectric layer,
wherein capacitance of the graphene layer changes in response to a change in carrier concentration in the graphene layer upon exposure of the molecule to a sample.

US Pat. No. 10,712,301

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN ICING CONDITION STATUS OF AN ENVIRONMENT

1. A method for determining an icing condition value using at least a first sensing member and a second sensing member both being exposed to conditions in an environment, the method comprising:while at least the second sensing member is in an ice-free state, measuring a test value of a variable indicative of a thermal state of the first sensing member;
simultaneously to said measuring the test value, measuring a reference value of a variable indicative of a thermal state of the second sensing member;
processing at least both the measured test value and the measured reference value to determine the icing condition value and generating a signal based on the icing condition value; and
monitoring a time elapsed from a determination of a presence of icing until said icing condition value changes to an absence of icing,
wherein the icing condition value is indicative of the presence of icing and is based upon said processing yielding the determination that the measured test value is different from an expected value.

US Pat. No. 10,712,298

INTEGRATED EPR NMR WITH FREQUENCY AGILE GYROTRON

Washington University, S...

1. A frequency agile gyrotron comprising:a controller;
a body defining an interaction cavity and an output window; and
an electron gun communicatively coupled to the controller and configured to emit an electron beam through a length of the interaction cavity to generate, at the output window, a broad-banded microwave output having a gyrotron bandwidth, wherein:
the controller is configured to receive a control signal,
the controller controls the electron gun in response to the control signal to generate the broad-banded microwave output on a timescale of microseconds,
the gyrotron bandwidth is wider than an electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) linewidth and an nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) frequency of a sample within the interaction cavity, and
the broad-banded microwave output controls EPR spins of the sample.

US Pat. No. 10,712,296

HANDHELD MATERIAL ANALYSER

ORION ENGINEERING LIMITED...

1. A handheld material analyser comprisingan air-tight chamber having an analysis aperture, the analysis aperture being surrounded by a seal suitable for forming a temporary air-tight seal against a material surface to be analysed;
an electron beam generation system comprising a focussed LED adapted to illuminate a photocathode, wherein the photocathode is located in the air-tight chamber and the electron beam generation system is adapted to direct a beam of electrons through the analysis aperture;
an Energy-Dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy system having a detector located in the air-tight chamber;
the air-tight chamber being adapted to operate at internal pressures between atmospheric pressure and a vacuum of the order of or below 1 Pa, and having
an outlet adapted to be connected to a vacuum pump; and
a gas inlet adapted to receive an inert gas for generating a plasma in the region of the photocathode, such that the plasma cleans the photocathode.

US Pat. No. 10,712,293

BACKSCATTER IMAGING FOR PRECISION AGRICULTURE

American Science and Engi...

1. A system for characterizing an amount of living plants comprising:a radiation source configured to generate a first pencil beam of penetrating radiation;
a mechanical manipulator device configured to control a movement of the first pencil beam, causing said first pencil beam to be scanned across at least one plant;
a detector array configured to detect Compton scatter from the at least one plant and generate a first scatter signal, wherein said mechanical manipulator device is further configured to monitor at least one of a position or an orientation of the first pencil beam in a frame of reference of the at least one plant and register an image of the first scatter signal with respect to the frame of reference of the at least one plant; and
a processing unit configured to:
process the first scatter signal to derive a first characteristic of the at least one plant; and
identify portions of the at least one plant based on the first characteristic, wherein the first characteristic comprises at least one of a water content, a root structure, a branch structure, a xylem size, a fruit size, a fruit shape, a fruit volume, a fruit mass, or a fruit maturity.

US Pat. No. 10,712,289

INSPECTION FOR MULTIPLE PROCESS STEPS IN A SINGLE INSPECTION PROCESS

KLA-Tencor Corp., Milpit...

1. A system configured to detect defects on a wafer, comprising:an optical subsystem comprising at least a light source and a detector, wherein the optical subsystem is configured to direct light generated by the light source to the wafer and to detect light from the wafer with the detector during an inspection process performed on the wafer to thereby generate output responsive to the light from the wafer, wherein the inspection process is performed after at least first and second process steps have been performed on the wafer, wherein inspection of the wafer is not performed between the first and second process steps, wherein first patterned features in a first portion of a design for the wafer are formed on the wafer in the first process step, wherein second patterned features in a second portion of the design for the wafer are formed on the wafer in the second process step, wherein the first and second portions of the design are mutually exclusive in space on the wafer, and Wherein the first and second patterned features have non-overlapping positions in the x and y directions; and
one or more computer subsystems configured for:
receiving the output generated by the detector responsive to the light detected by the detector;
detecting defects on the wafer based on the output;
determining positions of the defects with respect to the first and second patterned features in the first and second portions of the design based on the non-overlapping positions of the first and second patterned features in the x and y directions;
determining the portion of the design that the defects are positioned on or in using information about which of the first and second patterned features are included in which of the first and second portions of the design thereby correlating the defects to the first and second portions of the design that correspond to the first and second process steps; and
associating different portions of the defects with the first or second process step based on the positions of the defects with respect to the first and second patterned features in the first and second portions of the design by correlating the defects to the first and second process steps based on results of said correlating the defects to the first and second portions of the design, wherein the one or more computer subsystems comprise one or more processors executing instructions from a memory medium.