US Pat. No. 10,191,968

AUTOMATED DATA ANALYSIS

Wolfram Alpha LLC, Champ...

1. A system for automatically analyzing structured data sets, comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more tangible, non-transitory computer readable storage devices coupled to the one or more processors, the one or more tangible, non-transitory computer readable storage devices storing:
a structured data set to be analyzed;
respective sets of machine readable instructions corresponding to computer executable computational analyses among a plurality of computer executable computational analyses, wherein the respective sets of machine readable instructions, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform respective computer executable computational analyses;
computational analysis attribute data corresponding to the plurality of computer executable computational analyses, the computational analysis attribute data including, for each computer executable computational analysis, one or more respective attributes indicating respective characteristics of data required or preferred for the structured data set to be considered compatible with being an object of a performance of the each computer executable computational analysis; and
further machine readable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
determine one or more measures of compatibility between the structured data set and the one or more particular computer executable computational analyses using i) computational analysis attribute data corresponding to one or more particular computer executable computational analyses among the plurality of computational analyses, and ii) data set attribute data indicative of one or more characteristics of the structured data set,
select a set of one or more computer executable computational analyses from the plurality of computer executable computational analyses using one or more measures of compatibility, the selected set of the one or more computer executable computational analyses corresponding to one or more candidate computer executable computational analyses for performing on at least a portion of the structured data set; and
perform one or more computer executable computational analyses from the selected set on at least one of i) the structured data set, or ii) one or more portions of the structured data set.

US Pat. No. 10,191,966

ENABLING ADVANCED ANALYTICS WITH LARGE DATA SETS

Business Objects Software...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by operation of a computer system, a dataset of a plurality of data records, each of the plurality of data records comprising a plurality of features and one or more target variables;
selecting key features among the plurality of features based at least on relevance measures of the plurality of features with respect to the one or more target variables, wherein selecting key features among the plurality of features comprises:
selecting a first subset of data records with a first size from the dataset of the plurality of data records;
selecting a first subset of features from the plurality of features of the first subset of data records;
selecting a second subset of features from the plurality of features of the first subset of data records;
computing a similarity metric between the first subset of features and the second subset of features;
determining that the first subset of features and the second subset of features converge based on the similarity metric; and
in response to the determination, identifying key features of the dataset based on the first subset of features and the second subset of features of the first subset of data records;
calculating a first set of relevance measures of each of the first subset of features with respect to the target variable;
calculating a second set of relevance measures of each of the second subset of features with respect to the target variable; and
wherein computing a similarity metric comprises computing the similarity metric based on the first set of relevance measures and the second set of relevance measures;
dividing the dataset into a plurality of subsets;
for each of the plurality of subsets, identifying a plurality of clusters and respective centroids of the plurality of clusters based on the key features;
identifying a plurality of final centroids based on the respective centroids of the plurality of clusters for the each of the plurality of subsets, the plurality of final centroids being respective centroids of a plurality of final clusters; and
for each data record in the plurality of subsets, assigning the data record to one of the plurality of final clusters based on distances between the data record and the plurality of final centroids.

US Pat. No. 10,191,931

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING EVENT STREAM DATA

Visier Solutions, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method of generating data associated with a plurality of subject instances, the method comprising:loading, by at least one processor, event stream data from a plurality of data sources, wherein the plurality of data sources are structured according to different schemas, wherein the event stream data includes a plurality of events associated with changes to one or more attributes associated with at least one of the plurality of subject instances, and wherein the event stream data corresponds to a first time period;
loading, by the at least one processor, correction data comprising a value of at least one attribute associated with the at least one subject instance of the plurality of subject instances;
generating, by the at least one processor based on the correction data, first modified event stream data corresponding to the first time period;
generating, by the at least one processor, a profile for a subject instance of the plurality of subject instances based on the first modified event stream data, wherein the profile comprises a chronology of changes in attributes associated with the subject instance, and wherein the correction data is distinct from the event stream data, the first modified event stream data, and the profile for the subject instance; and
using, by the at least one processor, at least a portion of the correction data to generate second modified event stream data, wherein the second modified event stream data corresponds to a second time period that differs from the first time period.

US Pat. No. 10,191,925

DELIVERY OF DIGITAL INFORMATION TO A REMOTE DEVICE

Valve Corporation, Belle...

1. A method for updating a file, comprising:receiving one or more chunks associated with a first version of a digital file that also occur in a third version of the digital file;
receiving one or more different chunks that occur in the third version of the digital file and not in the first version of the digital file;
receiving a manifest that contains, for the third version of the digital file, one or more first file offsets for each occurrence of each of the one or more chunks associated with the first version and one or more third file offsets for each occurrence of each of the one or more different chunks; and
reassembling the third version of the digital file using the one or more first file offsets and instantiations of the one or more chunks associated with the first version and the one or more third file offsets and instantiations of the one or more different chunks without using the entire first version of the digital file;
wherein the third version of the digital file incorporates differences from a second intermediate version between the first version and the third version; and
wherein at least one of the one or more chunks associated with the first version or one of the one or more different chunks appears more than once in the third version of the digital file.

US Pat. No. 10,191,900

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING SEMANTIC ANALYSIS RESULT BASED ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECH...

1. A method for processing a semantic analysis result based on artificial intelligence, comprising:determining, by at least one computing device, a plurality of analysis results of input text received from a user;
determining, by the at least one computing device, weights of analysis texts in a corresponding analysis result of the analysis results according to preset weight configuration information;
detecting, by the at least one computing device, a semantic confidence of the analysis result via a pattern matching algorithm;
determining, by the at least one computing device, an analysis type of the analysis texts by a first classification model;
determining, by the at least one computing device, a field matching confidence of the analysis texts over the analysis result by a second classification model;
obtaining, by the at least one computing device, analysis quality data of the analysis result according to the weights, the semantic confidence, the analysis type, and the field matching confidence;
comparing, by the at least one computing device, the analysis quality data of a plurality of analysis results to a preset quality threshold;
deleting, by the at least one computing device, at least one of the analysis results that does not reach to the quality threshold;
sorting, by the at least one computing device, analysis results that reach to the threshold; and
feeding back the sorted analysis results to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,191,896

POPULATING USER DATA

SKYPE, Dublin (IE)

1. A computer system for receiving user data comprising:a user terminal having a processor arranged to execute a data receiving application, wherein the data receiving application provides at least one street address field for a transaction, and wherein the user terminal is configured to:
receive user input to commence the transaction; and
issue, responsive to the user input, a notification that a street address for the transaction is required; and
a geographical location device in communication with a location network and arranged to receive the notification, and to identify a geographical location of the user terminal using information from the location network, the geographical location device operable to provide location data from which street address data of a user address is derived and supplied to the data receiving application to automatically communicate the street address data to the data receiving application for populating to the street address field for the transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,191,893

INFORMATION EXTRACTION AND ANNOTATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DOCUMENTS

Open Text Holdings, Inc.,...

1. A method for annotating documents using a context and contiguity analysis module having a processor and a memory for storing logic, the processor executing the logic to perform the method, comprising:receiving training documents, the training documents having annotated words;
identifying a predetermined number of characters preceding and following each annotated word for each of the training documents to determine a context for each of the annotated words;
performing an alignment of an annotated word and its context with characters in a target document;
identifying common sequences between the target document and training corpus, based upon the alignment;
dividing the target document into n-gram strings;
identifying overlapping sequences of characters between the n-gram strings of the target document and the training documents;
assigning an annotation to a word in the target document when the overlapping sequences between the n-gram strings of the target document and the training documents meet or exceed a threshold; and
assigning an annotation to a word in the target document when a common sequence between the target document and the training corpus is found, the annotation comprising an annotation of an annotated word of the training corpus included in the common sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,191,892

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTABLISHING SENTENCE EDITING MODEL, SENTENCE EDITING METHOD AND APPARATUS

BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECH...

9. A sentence editing method being implemented on a computer including one or more processors and a memory storing one or more software units, including an input obtaining unit, a sentence editing model, a sentence output unit, and a training unit, the sentence editing method, comprising:receiving from a user at the input obtaining unit a sentence to be edited;
providing the sentence to be edited to the sentence editing model to obtain a plurality of candidate edited sentences and an editing score of each candidate edited sentence;
selecting a candidate edited sentence having an editing score satisfying a preset requirement as an edited sentence; and
displaying the edited sentence to the user by the sentence output unit,
wherein the sentence editing model is established by:
obtaining from a web search engine, search logs including queries and titles of clicked search results corresponding to the queries to form query-title pairs, each of the queries corresponding to a sentence input into the web search engine;
forming monolingual training corpuses by taking a title in each of the query-title pairs as a sentence to be edited and taking a query in the query-title pair as an edited sentence; and
training a translation model and a first language model using the monolingual training corpuses, to obtain the sentence editing model comprising the translation model and the first language model;
wherein the translation model translates a sentence in a first language to another sentence in the first language.

US Pat. No. 10,191,879

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING SNAPSHOTS IN OPENFLAME ENVIRONMENT

Veritas Technologies LLC,...

1. A method for creating snapshots and backups in a virtual computing environment, comprising:writing application output of an application spanning one or more virtual machines as an application consistency group to a writeback cache, wherein the one or more virtual machines are implemented using one or more compute nodes and wherein the writeback cache is implemented in direct attached storage in the one or more compute nodes;
pausing I/O (input/output) operations of the application;
marking the pausing, in the writeback cache;
resuming the I/O operations of the application, after the marking; and
dumping data, according to the marking, from the writeback cache to a data node, as a snapshot.

US Pat. No. 10,191,869

INPUT DEVICE WITH MULTI-HOST SWITCHING

Logitech Europe S.A., La...

1. A method of switching wireless connections between a plurality of data input devices and a plurality of host computing devices, the method comprising:establishing a first direct wireless connection between a first data input device and a first host computing device from the plurality of host computing devices, and independently establishing a second direct wireless connection between a second data input device and the first host computing device;
determining a predetermined location on a display of the first host computing device that is configured to be triggered by a cursor entering the predetermined location on the display;
receiving a user input from the first data input device that causes the cursor to enter the predetermined location;
in response to determining that the cursor has entered the predetermined location on the display:
sending a first command to the first data input device that causes the first data input device to establish a direct wireless connection between the first data input device and a second host computing device from the plurality of host computing devices and break the direct wireless connection between the first data input device and the first host computing device; and
sending a second command to the second data input device that causes the second data input device to establish a direct wireless connection between the second data input device and the second host computing device and break the direct wireless connection between the second data input device and the first host computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,191,840

MAPPING TABLE UPDATING METHOD, MEMORY CONTROL CIRCUIT UNIT AND MEMORY STORAGE DEVICE

PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.,...

1. A mapping table updating method for a memory storage device having a rewritable non-volatile memory module, wherein the rewritable non-volatile memory module has a plurality of physical erasing units, and each of the physical erasing units has a plurality of physical programming units, the mapping table updating method comprising:allocating a mapping table storage area for storing a physical address-logical address mapping table in a buffer memory;
determining whether a remaining storage space of the mapping table storage area is less than a first threshold;
if the remaining storage space is less than the first threshold, updating mapping information of the physical address-logical address mapping table stored in the mapping table storage area into at least one logical address-physical address mapping table;
clearing the mapping information of the physical address-logical address mapping table stored in the mapping table storage area; and
programming a plurality of writing data belonging to a plurality of logical programming units into the physical programming units of an active physical erasing unit among the physical erasing units, establishing a plurality of updated mapping information between the physical programming units programmed with the writing data and the logical programming units, and storing the updated mapping information into the physical address-logical address mapping table in the mapping table storage area,
wherein the logical address-physical address mapping table records a mapping relation between the logical programming units and the physical erasing units, and the physical address-logical address mapping table records a mapping relation between the programmed active physical erasing unit and the logical programming units.

US Pat. No. 10,191,839

SEARCH DEVICE INCLUDES ASSOCIATIVE MEMORY, SEARCH DATA GENERATING UNIT FOR GENERATING SEARCH INFORMATION BASED ON HIT INFORMATION AND A SEARCH KEY GENERATING UNIT GENERATING SEARCH KEYS BASED ON SEARCH INFORMATION AND THE SEARCH DATA

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A search device comprising:a first associative memory that is searched with a first search key;
a second associative memory that is searched with a second search key;
a first concatenated search data generating unit that generates first search information based on hit information including multiple hits in the first associative memory; and
a search key generating unit that includes a first search key generating unit generating the first search key based on search data and a second search key generating unit generating the second search key based on the first search information and the search data.

US Pat. No. 10,191,834

METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO IDENTIFY AND REPRODUCE CONCURRENCY VIOLATIONS IN MULTI-THREADED PROGRAMS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method to identify threads responsible for causing a concurrency violation in a multi-threaded program comprising:executing, with a processor, at least one of a plurality of thread controllers inserted into respective threads of a plurality of threads of a multi-threaded program to be debugged, a first thread controller of the plurality of thread controllers controlling an order in which first operations of a first respective thread of the plurality of threads are executed relative to second operations of a second thread of the plurality of threads, the controlling of the order in which first operations are executed relative to second operations including, when a first condition is met in the first thread, the first thread controller causing the first thread to stall, the stalling of the first thread to cause the first condition to remain satisfied while the other threads of the multi-threaded program continue to execute;
causing the concurrency violation to occur based on a determination that a threshold number of a plurality of respective conditions defined in the respective thread controllers have been concurrently satisfied;
based on the occurrence of the concurrency violation, identifying the respective threads that define the respective conditions that have been satisfied as being responsible for causing the concurrency violation; and
when the threshold number of the plurality of respective conditions have not been satisfied within a threshold duration, halting the plurality of threads of the multithreaded program.

US Pat. No. 10,191,829

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FAULT DETECTION METHOD THEREFOR

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a processor coupled to a storage device storing instructions for executing:
an arithmetic unit that performs processing for executing a computer program;
a plurality of sound units that convert sound data stored in a memory into a serial signal, add sampling frequency information of the sound data to the serial signal and output the serial signal to a plurality of external terminals, and convert the sound data input from one of the plurality of the external terminals into a parallel signal, add the sampling frequency information of the sound data to the parallel signal, and transfer the parallel signal to the memory;
a route switching unit that switches a transfer route of sound data input to and output from the plurality of sound units, the route switching unit being provided between the plurality of sound units and the plurality of external terminals; and
a memory transfer controller that includes a plurality of memory-transfer control units that control transmission and reception of data between the memory and the plurality of sound units, and a unit control unit that controls the plurality of memory-transfer control units,
wherein the arithmetic unit controls the route switching unit according to the computer program to configure first to third sound data transfer routes configured by one of the sound units and one of the memory-transfer control units, transfers reproduction sound data stored in the memory from the memory to a side of the external terminals via the first sound data transfer route, and transfers two recording sound data generated on account of the reproduction sound data from. the side of the external terminals to the memory via the second and third sound data transfer routes,
wherein the arithmetic unit accumulates, in the memory, two pieces of the recording sound data transferred using the second and third sound. data transfer routes and compares the reproduction sound data and the two pieces of recording sound data and detects a fault in the sound data transfer routes,
wherein the plurality of sound units generate a first count value indicating a length of a cycle of a sampling frequency of the sound data,
wherein the plurality of memory-transfer control units generate a second count mile indicating a length of a transfer interval of the sound data,
wherein the unit control unit generates a third count value indicating a length of a generation interval of a data control signal output by the sound units,
wherein, when the first count value and a first expected value indicating an expected value of the first count value set in advance do not coincide with each other, the arithmetic unit determines that the sound unit has a fault,
wherein, when the second count value and a second expected value indicating an expected value of the second count value set in advance do not coincide with each other, the arithmetic unit determines that the memory-transfer control unit has a fault, and
wherein, when the third count value and a third expected value indicating an expected value of the third count value set in advance do not coincide with each other, the arithmetic unit determines that the sound data transfer route has a fault.

US Pat. No. 10,191,827

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR UTILIZING LOOPBACK OPERATIONS TO IDENTIFY A FAULTY SUBSYSTEM LAYER IN A MULTILAYERED SYSTEM

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A method for utilizing loopback operations to identify a faulty subsystem layer in a multilayered system, the method comprising:executing a plurality of loopback operations using a respective plurality of loopback points positioned among subsystem layers of a multilayered system, wherein:
the plurality of loopback operations incrementally test loopback points in the plurality of loopback points; and
each loopback operation tests loopback points that have been previously tested during previously executed loopback operations;
detecting a failed loopback operation among the plurality of loopback operations; and
identifying a faulty subsystem layer among the subsystem layers by comparing the failed loopback operation against a previously conducted successful loopback operation corresponding to a preceding subsystem layer that is adjacent to the faulty subsystem layer within the multilayered system.

US Pat. No. 10,191,822

HIGH PERFORMANCE PERSISTENT MEMORY

Rambus Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A non-volatile memory module comprising:a circuit board;
a first memory device of a first memory type, the first memory device being disposed on the circuit board;
a second memory device of a second memory type, the second memory device being disposed on the circuit board, wherein the first memory device is volatile memory and the second memory device is non-volatile memory; and
a control element coupled to the first memory device and the second memory device, the control element being disposed on the circuit board, the control element to:
capture a base image of data stored in the first memory device;
store the base image of data in the second memory device;
capture incremental updates to the data stored in the first memory device;
update the base image stored in the second memory device with the incremental updates; and
in response to loss of power to the non-volatile memory module, restore the base image and any incremental updates to the first memory device.

US Pat. No. 10,191,818

FILTERED REPLICATION OF DATA IN DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM OF DATA CENTERS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing instructions, which when executed by a computer cause the computer to:receive data from a first persistent storage unit associated with a primary data center, wherein receiving the data includes:
determine a modification of the data in the first persistent storage unit at regular time intervals, and
receive the data upon determining the modification of the data in the first persistent storage unit;
determine at least a part of the received data to be replicated by filtering the data based on one or more predetermined conditions, wherein the one or more predetermined conditions define relevant data to be replicated and the one or more predetermined conditions comprise filtering out the data not relevant to other data centers and filtering out restorable data; and
transmit the determined part of the data to replicate in a second persistent storage unit associated with a secondary data center to recover the part of the data during failure of the primary data center.

US Pat. No. 10,191,812

RECOVERY MECHANISM FOR LOW LATENCY METADATA LOG

Pavilion Data Systems, In...

1. A storage server comprising:a plurality of physical drives;
a management controller comprising a first memory; and
an input/output (IO) controller operatively coupled to the plurality of physical drives and to the management controller, the IO controller comprising a second memory, wherein the IO controller is to:
generate a first metadata update for a first page of a first metadata table, wherein the first metadata update is associated with storage of first data in at least one of a first physical block address (PBA) on a first physical drive of the plurality of physical drives or a first virtual block address (VBA) mapped to the first PBA;
generate a second metadata update for a second page of one of the first metadata table or a second metadata table, wherein the second metadata update is associated with at least one of the first VBA or the first PBA;
write a first cache entry to a first cache in a first memory of the management controller, the first cache entry comprising the first metadata update and the second metadata update;
write a copy of the first cache entry to a second cache in a second memory of the IO controller, wherein the second cache is a copy of the first cache; and
increment a commit pointer in the first cache and the second cache to indicate that the data has been stored in the first PBA and that all metadata updates associated with storage of the data at the first PBA have been committed.

US Pat. No. 10,191,806

DECODING METHOD, MEMORY STORAGE DEVICE AND MEMORY CONTROL CIRCUIT UNIT

PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.,...

1. A decoding method for a rewritable non-volatile memory module comprising a plurality of memory cells, the decoding method comprising:reading, through a memory interface coupled to the rewritable non-volatile memory module, first data from a plurality of first memory cells under a read voltage among the memory cells;
performing, by an error checking and correcting circuit, a first decoding operation on the first data based on a first strict level of a plurality of predetermined strict levels of locating an error bit in the first data;
performing, by the error checking and correcting circuit, the first decoding operation again or a second decoding operation on the first data based on a second strict level or a third strict level of a plurality of predetermined strict levels of locating an error bit in the first data if the first decoding operation fails, comprising:
if an iteration number of the first decoding operation reaches a predetermined number, switching to the second strict level which is higher than the first strict level and performing the second decoding operation based on the second strict level, in order to reduce a probability of a bit being wrongly flipped in the second decoding operation;
if a number of bits flipped by the first decoding operation is zero, switching to the third strict level which is lower than the first strict level and performing the second decoding operation based on the third strict level, in order to raise a probability that at least one bit is flipped in the second decoding operation; and
otherwise, performing the first decoding operation on the first data based on the first strict level again; and
outputting the decoded first data by the error checking and correcting circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,191,805

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICES AND MEMORY SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor memory device, comprising:a memory cell array including first and second bank arrays, each bank array including first and second sub arrays;
an error correction circuit configured to perform an error correction code (ECC) encoding on write data to be stored in the memory cell array, and configured to perform an ECC decoding on read data from the memory cell array; and
a control logic circuit configured to control access to the memory cell array and configured to generate an engine configuration selection signal and a density mode signal based on a command,
wherein the error correction circuit is configured to reconfigure a number of units for which ECC including the ECC encoding and the ECC decoding is performed, in response to the engine configuration selection signal,
wherein each unit for which ECC is performed corresponds to correcting an error bit among the read data having n bits, wherein n is a natural number greater than 2 and is variable in response to the engine configuration selection signal,
wherein when the density mode signal indicates a first density mode and the engine configuration selection signal indicates a first engine configuration mode, the error correction circuit is configured to operate as one ECC engine configured to perform an ECC encoding on 2h-bit write data to generate (h+1)-bit parity data, configured to perform an ECC decoding on 2h-bit read data and (h+1)-bit read parity data, and configured to store the 2h-bit write data and the (h+1)-bit parity data in the first bank array, wherein h is a natural number equal to or greater than two, and
wherein when the density mode signal indicates a second density mode and the engine configuration selection signal indicates a second engine configuration mode, the error correction circuit is configured to operate as a plurality of ECC engines, each ECC engine configured to perform an ECC encoding on 2f-bit write data of 2h-bit write data to generate (f+1)-bit parity data, and configured to perform an ECC decoding on 2f-bit read data and (f+1)-bit read parity data, and the ECC engines configured to store a group of the 2f-bit write data in a first sub array of the first bank array and to store a group of the (f+1)-bit parity data in a first sub array of the second bank array, wherein f is a natural number smaller than h.

US Pat. No. 10,191,789

TRACING SYSTEM OPERATIONS ACROSS REMOTE PROCEDURE LINKAGES TO IDENTIFY REQUEST ORIGINATORS

CrowdStrike, Inc., Irvin...

1. A computing device comprising:one or more processors; and
a security agent configured to be operated by the one or more processors to perform operations including:
receiving one or more event notifications respectively associated with one or more kernel-mode events;
determining, based on the one or more event notifications, that the one or more kernel-mode events are associated with user-mode processing by a remote-procedure-call-utilizing (RPC-utilizing) process of a request message;
retrieving the request message based on information included in one or more remote procedure call (RPC) data structures and based on the one or more event notifications, wherein the retrieving includes:
determining a thread environment block (TEB) of a worker thread that is associated with the user-mode processing by the RPC-utilizing process of the request message, and
tracing from the TEB to the request message through an RPC-specific field of an operating system (OS) data structure; and
identifying an originator of the request message based on metadata of the request message.

US Pat. No. 10,191,771

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method of managing resources of a computing system, the method comprising:monitoring, at a distributed resource management system, a total utilization of a non-elastic resource of the resources of the computing system being used by a plurality of workloads during runtime of the plurality of workloads, wherein monitoring includes obtaining a current utilization of the non-elastic resource by each workload and a resource allocation limit for the non-elastic resource for each workload, each workload associated with one of a plurality of tenants;
determining, at a distributed resource management system, whether a utilization condition is met based on the total utilization of the non-elastic resource;
after determining that both the utilization condition is met, and the current utilization of the non-elastic resource by at least two workloads of the plurality of workloads exceeds its respective resource allocation limit for the non-elastic resource, selecting, at the distributed resource management system, at least one of the at least two workloads on which to perform an enforcement action based on at least one selection criteria; and
performing, at the distributed resource management system, the enforcement action on each selected workload, the enforcement action comprising one of terminating, suspending, or checkpointing each selected workload;
wherein selecting the at least one of the at least two workloads based on the at one selection criteria comprises:
selecting a workload of the least two workloads having a greatest resource overuse ratio or exceeds its resource allocation limit by a greatest amount:
or
selecting a workload of the least two workloads having a lowest priority level when each of the at least two workloads has a priority level;
or
selecting a workload of the least two workloads associated with a tenant having a greater total utilization of the resources of the computing system when each of the at least two workloads is associated with a different one of the plurality of tenants.

US Pat. No. 10,191,738

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERFACING A SENSOR AND A PROCESSOR

InvenSense, Inc., San Jo...

1. A sensor system comprising:a data sink portion including a data sink processor;
a data source portion including a data source processor to receive output from at least one sensor and at least one buffer;
an interface coupling the data sink portion and the data source portion; and
a hardware abstraction layer implemented by at least one interface manager to provide an abstraction of the data source portion by translating data sink processor communications from a hardware-independent format to a hardware-dependent format.

US Pat. No. 10,191,734

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SOFTWARE APPLICATION OPTIMIZATION USING NATURAL LANGUAGE-BASED QUERIES

Open Text Corporation, W...

1. A method for software application optimization using natural language-based queries, comprising:obtaining, by an application development engine executing on a computing device, a user-provided query input via a user interface,
wherein the user-provided query comprises at least one software application optimization constraint and an optimization action, the at least one software application optimization constraint including information for an identification of an application element that matches the at least one software application optimization constraint, as a candidate for the optimization action, from a plurality of application elements of a software application, and
wherein the user-provided query is a string comprising a human language sentence;
deriving, by the application development engine, a formalized query from the user-provided query by translating the user-provided query into a syntactic construct of segmented sentence elements;
obtaining, by the application development engine, the application element that matches the at least one software application optimization constraint from an application repository, comprising:
deriving a pattern representation of the user-provided query from the formalized query; and
identifying the application element that matches the pattern representation of the user-provided query from the plurality of application elements, including identifying the application element as the candidate for the optimization action; and
optimizing the software application, by the application development engine, by performing the optimization action, including performing a software application revision on the identified application element that matches the pattern representation of the user-provided query.

US Pat. No. 10,191,730

APPLICATION UPGRADE METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A system for upgrading a deployed application, comprising:a user equipment configured to send an application deployment request to the application deployment server, wherein the application deployment request comprises:
a node template of a to-be-deployed application;
a deployed application identifier of the deployed application to be upgraded by the to-be-deployed application;
a node template identifier of a node template of the deployed application;
a first platform node template identifier of a first platform node template; and
a version requirement of the first platform node template required by the node template of the to-be-deployed application; and
an application deployment server configured to:
receive the application deployment request from the user equipment;
acquire, according to the deployed application identifier, a first platform node identifier of a first platform node corresponding to the first platform node template identifier and acquire a version of the first platform node indicated by the first platform node identifier; wherein the to-be-deployed application runs based on a capability provided by the first platform node, and wherein the first platform node is deployed according to the first platform node template prior to the to-be-deployed application;
determine that the version of the first platform node is below the version requirement of the first platform node template;
acquire a first platform node upgrade package that meets the version requirement, wherein the first platform node upgrade package is acquired according to the version requirement of the first platform node template required by the node template of the to-be-deployed application;
upgrade the first platform node indicated by the first platform node identifier using the first platform node upgrade package;
determine an identifier of a to-be-upgraded application node; and
upgrade the application node after the first platform node is upgraded, wherein the application node is indicated by the identifier of the to-be-upgraded application node.

US Pat. No. 10,191,728

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO REDUCE STORAGE AREA USAGE OF ANDROID APPLICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A mobile device based on an Android™ operating system comprising:a storage device configured to store data;
transceiver circuitry configured to access a server via a wireless communication network and download, from the server, an Android™ application package; and
a package manager configured to:
analyze resources in the downloaded Android™ application package;
identify unnecessary ones of the resources, the unnecessary resources comprising resources that are not suitable for use by the mobile device;
delete the unnecessary resources;
generate, from only resources remaining after deletion of the unnecessary resources, without adding new resources, an optimized Android™ application package having a smaller size than the downloaded Android™ application package;
store the optimized Android™ application package in the storage device in place of the downloaded Android™ application package; and
determine, based on a new signing key, that the optimized Android™ application package has a smaller size than the downloaded Android™ application package.

US Pat. No. 10,191,720

CIRCUITRY AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING GALOIS-FIELD REDUCTION

Altera Corporation, San ...

1. A method of performing a Galois-field multiplication operation on two m-bit numbers using an irreducible polynomial, on a programmable integrated circuit device having a plurality of specialized processing blocks, each of said specialized processing blocks comprising a multiplier stage including an adder having carry circuitry and AND-gate circuitry for selectably deactivating said carry circuitry, an input stage upstream of said multiplier stage, said input stage comprising, a plurality of memories addressable by inputs of said specialized processing block, and exclusive-OR circuitry for combining output of said plurality of memories with other inputs of said specialized processing block, and a cascade connection from an output of said multiplier stage to another of said specialized processing blocks; said method comprising:for each potential expansion bit position in a Galois-field expansion value, deriving a respective value from said potential expansion bit position and said irreducible polynomial;
for different possible combinations of bits in said expansion bit positions, combining ones of said respective values to yield respective combined values;
storing each said respective combined value in a respective one of said plurality of memories;
using said multiplier stage in one of said specialized processing blocks to multiply said two m-bit numbers to derive said Galois-field expansion value; and
combining ones of respective combined values with in-field bits of said Galois-field expansion value in circuitry of said one of said specialized processing blocks and another of said specialized processing blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,191,669

REDUNDANT SAS STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION SUBSYSTEM AND SYSTEM USING THE SAME AND METHOD THEREFOR

Infortrend Technology, In...

1. A redundant storage virtualization subsystem (SVS) for providing data storage space, comprising:a redundant external storage virtualization controller (SVC) pair which are for performing IO operations in response to IO requests from a host entity, and comprise a first external SVC and a second external SVC both for coupling to the host entity; and
a group of physical storage devices (PSDs) for providing data storage space to the host entity, in which at least one member of said group of PSDs is coupled to the said redundant external SVC pair through a serial signal interconnect for transmission with serial attached small computer system interface-(SAS) protocol, in which each of the PSDs is a hard disk drive (HDD) or a solid state drive (SSD);
wherein in the redundant external SVC pair, each of the external SVCs further comprises:
a central processing circuitry for performing the IO operations in response to the IO requests;
at least one IO device interconnect controller coupled to said central processing circuitry;
at least one host-side IO device interconnect port provided in one of said at least one IO device interconnect controller for coupling to said host entity; and
at least one SAS device-side IO device interconnect port provided in one of said at least one IO device interconnect controller coupled to said PSDs through said serial-signal interconnect;
wherein when one SVC in said redundant external SVC pair is not on line or goes off line after being on line, the alternate SVC in said redundant external SVC pair will automatically take over the functionality originally performed by said one SVC in the redundant external SVC pair;
wherein an inter-controller communication channel (ICC) is provided between the two SVCs in said redundant external SVC pair for communicating state synchronization information;
wherein said inter-controller communication channel is to exchange parameters and data relating to operation of the redundant storage virtualization subsystem;
wherein said first external SVC and said second external SVC are configured to define at least one virtualized logical media unit (LMU) consisting of sections of said group of PSDs, and are configured to provide a mapping that maps combination of the sections of said group of PSDs to the at least one virtualized LMU visible to the host entity, and the at least one virtualized LMU is contiguously addressable by the host entity to which the at least one virtualized LMU is made available;
wherein the IO requests are parsed to determine what operation is to be performed and on which sections of the virtualized LMU the operation is to be performed;
wherein when the operation comprises internally-emulated, asynchronous device sub-operations, then the SVC executes the associated sub-operations including transferring any associated data to/from the host entity, and wherein when there is a failed operation, the SVC responds to the host entity with a status report indicating that the operation failed;
wherein when one of the SVC pair detects a malfunction of the other SVC, the one SVC monitors a state of the SVS to determine whether to send a signal to the malfunctioning SVC; and
wherein said redundant external SVC pair are alive and perform an IO request rerouting function such that when one of said redundant external SVC pair, both of which are alive, receives one of the I/O requests accessing the at least one virtualized LMU, then the I/O request is dispatched through the one SVC or the other SVC to access the at least one virtualized LMU.

US Pat. No. 10,191,655

MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a display comprising a first region and a second region that extends from at least one side of the first region; and
a controller configured to:
independently switch each of the first region and the second region from either an active state to an inactive state, or from an inactive state to an active state, based on an occurrence of a first event;
independently control brightness of each of the first region and the second region when both the first region and the second region are in the active state based on an occurrence of a second event;
cause the display to display an execution screen of an application in the first region in response to a user input for executing the application, the brightness of the first region increasing from a first preset brightness level to a first predetermined brightness level in response to the user input; and
cause the display to display a screen for controlling execution of the application in the second region in response to the user input, the brightness of the second region decreasing from a second preset brightness level to a second predetermined brightness level in response to the user input,
wherein the user input is received while the first region is in the active state with the first preset brightness level and while the second region is in the active state with the second preset brightness level, and
wherein the execution screen is displayed at the first predetermined brightness level in the first region while the screen for controlling execution of the application is displayed at the second predetermined brightness level in the second region after receiving the user input,
wherein the controller is further configured to set a sequence of switching the first region and the second region according to an order set by a user such that one of the first region and the second region is switched first to the active state or the inactive state before another one of the first region and the second region is switched to the active state or the inactive state according to the set sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,191,612

THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIRTUALIZATION

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES...

1. A system comprising:an image capturer, executed by at least one hardware processor, to at least one of receive captured images of at least one of an entity or a scene, or capture the images of the at least one of the entity or the scene;
a virtual environment converter, executed by the at least one hardware processor, to connect the captured images in a predetermined sequence to generate a virtual environment;
a virtual reality application generator, executed by the at least one hardware processor, to generate a virtual reality application to implement controls for manipulation of the virtual environment, wherein the virtual reality application generator comprises
an input handler, executed by the at least one hardware processor, to
receive gestures related to a view generated by the virtual reality application, and
translate the gestures to manipulate the view generated by the virtual reality application; and
a selectable functionality controller, executed by the at least one hardware processor, to
implement, by the virtual reality application, a plurality of different functionalities in a selectable object of a set of selectable objects.

US Pat. No. 10,191,606

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE WITH TOUCH SCREEN

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:a first substrate;
a second substrate smaller than the first substrate;
a touch detecting electrode for detecting a position;
a plurality of terminals provided on the first substrate for supplying a position detection voltage to the touch detecting electrode;
a wiring line provided on the first substrate and connecting to one of the plurality of terminals;
a transparent electrically conductive protecting layer is disposed above the second substrate; and
a flexible printed circuit board supplying a signal to the first substrate and connecting to the first substrate, wherein
the touch detecting electrode has a near side to the flexible printed circuit board and a far side which is opposed to the near side,
the touch detecting electrode has a first connecting portion and a second connecting portion which are electrically connects with one of the plurality of terminals respectively,
the first connecting portion supplies the position detecting voltage to the near side of the touch detecting electrode,
the second connecting portion supplies the position detecting voltage to the far side of the touch detecting electrode, and
the wiring line electrically connects between the second connecting portion and one of the plurality of terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,191,600

DEVICE WITH MECHANICAL KEYS AND CAPACITANCE MEASUREMENT

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A portable device comprising:a controller;
a touch sensing element comprising a display layer;
at least one mechanical pressing region that is separate from the touch sensing element and the display layer, wherein the mechanical pressing region is located on an edge of the portable device perpendicular to the display layer and at least partially below the touch sensing element; and
a capacitance measurement element integrated in the touch sensing element and coupled to the controller, and wherein the capacitance measurement element is configured to measure change in capacitance of the at least one mechanical pressing region.

US Pat. No. 10,191,586

DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD FOR DRIVING DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND POINTING DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a touch panel including a driving electrode and a sensing electrode that faces at least a part of the driving electrode across a dielectric substance, the touch panel being configured to output a detection signal from the sensing electrode in synchronization with a driving signal applied to the driving electrode;
a pointing circuit configured to point to a position on a touch surface of the touch panel;
a detection assisting circuit including an inverting circuit configured to obtain a detection driving signal corresponding to the driving signal detected by the pointing circuit and generate an inversion signal by inverting a phase of the detection driving signal, the detection assisting circuit being configured to output the inversion signal to the sensing electrode via the pointing circuit;
a touch-panel control circuit configured to apply the driving signal to the driving electrode, obtain the detection signal that is generated at the sensing electrode according to a mutual capacitance between the driving electrode and the sensing electrode and the inversion signal, and detect the pointing circuit in contact with or proximity to the touch panel based on the detection signal; and
a phase adjustment circuit configured to compare a phase of an auxiliary signal to be output to the sensing electrode via the pointing circuit with the phase of the detection driving signal, determine whether or not an amount of phase delay of the auxiliary signal relative to the detection driving signal is within a predetermined allowable range, and align the phase of the auxiliary signal with the phase of the detection driving signal when the amount of phase delay exceeds the predetermined allowable range.

US Pat. No. 10,191,585

OVERLAY FOR TOUCHSCREEN PIANO KEYBOARD

1. A touch screen overlay, whose top surface includes a plurality of hollows that block activation of the touch screen when lightly pressed, but not when more firmly pressed, each of said hollows being comprised of a plurality of openings of a size of between approximately 1/16 to ? inches, whereby, when lightly pressed, a person's finger does not activate said touch screen but when firmly pressed a portion of the person's finger passes through said openings to activate said touch screen.

US Pat. No. 10,191,581

FOLDING DISPLAY DEVICE

SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELE...

1. A folding display device, comprising:a folding shaft
a display panel configured to be folded along the folding shaft;
wherein, the folding shaft is configured to partition the display panel into a first display portion and a second display portion, wherein
a folding state detecting electrode is provided on the first display portion and/or the second display portion, and the folding state detecting electrode is a capacitive detecting electrode,
wherein a first folding state detecting electrode is provided on a side of the first display portion that is close to the folding shaft, and a second folding state detecting electrode is provided on a side of the second display portion that is close to the folding shaft, and the first folding state detecting electrode and the second folding state detecting electrode are mutual-capacitive detecting electrodes,
wherein at least one of the first folding state detecting electrode and the second folding state detecting electrode comprises a plurality of first folding state detecting subelectrodes electrically independent.

US Pat. No. 10,191,578

TOUCH SENSOR, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A touch sensor comprising:a touch substrate;
a plurality of first touch electrodes extending in a first direction;
a plurality of second touch electrodes extending in a second direction crossing the first direction; and
a plurality of minute protrusions on at least one of the plurality of first and second touch electrodes,
wherein the plurality of first and second touch electrodes are formed on the same surface of the touch substrate, or are formed on different surfaces of the touch substrate,
wherein each of the first and second touch electrodes comprises a first surface facing the touch substrate and a second surface located on the opposite side of the first surface,
wherein the plurality of minute protrusions are formed on the second surface, and
wherein the plurality of minute protrusions have a cilia shape.

US Pat. No. 10,191,577

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing comprising a first surface that faces in a first direction, and a second surface that faces in a second direction opposite to the first direction, the housing comprising a transparent plate forming at least a part of the first surface of the housing;
a display disposed between the transparent plate and the second surface of the housing, and comprising a first surface that faces in the first direction and a second surface that faces in the second direction;
at least one sensor disposed between the second surface of the display and the second surface of the housing, the sensor configured to be exposed to light passing through the display;
a processor electrically coupled with the display and the at least one sensor; and
a memory electrically coupled with the processor,
wherein the memory stores instructions and the processor is configured to execute the instructions to:
receive a user input for capturing an image facing the first direction;
in response to receiving the user input, activate the at least one sensor during a first time period to receive the light being passed through the transparent plate;
during the first time period, deactivate the display except for a first region in which the at least one sensor is disposed, and display a graphical object on the first region for applying a filter effect to the image;
in response to detecting that the first time period has elapsed from the time for receiving the user input, deactivate the at least one sensor during a second time period; and
during the second time period, activate the display including the first region for displaying the image to which the filter effect is applied;
wherein the first time period and the second time period are repeatedly alternating, and
wherein the filter effect is based on a shape of the graphical object.

US Pat. No. 10,191,576

TOUCH SCREEN LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A touch screen comprising a display with integral touch sensing, the touch screen comprising:a first plurality of pixels, each having first and second electrodes and a common terminal, the common terminal of the first plurality of pixels electrically connected together along a first direction and configurable for providing a common voltage in a display mode of operation and for providing a stimulation signal in a touch sensing mode of operation;
a second plurality of pixels each having first and second electrodes and a common terminal, the common terminal of the second plurality of pixels electrically connected together along a second direction and configurable for providing a common voltage in the display mode of operation and for providing a touch sensing signal in the touch sensing mode of operation;
a plurality of data lines for transmitting display data; and
a plurality of switches, operative in the display mode of operation, for connecting the plurality of data lines to the first electrodes of the first plurality of pixels and the first electrodes of the second plurality of pixels;
a first group of the first plurality of pixels;
a first group of the second plurality of pixels disposed adjacent the first group of the first plurality of pixels;
a second group of first plurality of pixels adjacent the first group of the second plurality of pixels; and
a second group of the second plurality of pixels adjacent the second group of the first plurality of pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,191,573

POINTER DISPLAY DEVICE, POINTER DISPLAY/DETECTION METHOD, POINTER DISPLAY/DETECTION PROGRAM AND INFORMATION APPARATUS

Sony Corporation, (JP)

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to:
detect an operation point when an user operation is provided;
cause transition to a first mode if the operation point does not move for a predetermined period of time or longer from when the user operation is provided;
cause transition to a second mode in which content is movably displayed in accordance with the move of the operation point if the operation point moves within a predetermined period of time from when the user operation is provided;
determine as an indication point other than the operation point in the first mode; and
control to movably display the content in accordance with the move of the operation point in the second mode.

US Pat. No. 10,191,571

SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A substrate, comprising:a base; and
a signal line arranged on the base,
wherein the signal line comprises at least two main film layers, a first additional film layer arranged between every two adjacent main film layers of the at least two main film layers, and at least one of a second additional film layer arranged on one side of the signal line adjacent to the base and a third additional film layer arranged on the other side of the signal line away from the base, wherein an electrical conductivity of each of the at least two main film layers is larger than that of the first additional film layer; and a crystallinity of each of the at least two main film layers is lower than that of the first additional film layer, and the second additional film layer and the third additional film layer are configured to increase an adhesive force of the signal line, and the second additional film layer directly contacts an entirety of a surface of the signal line on the one side of the signal line adjacent to the base and has a same outermost boundary as that of the signal line, and the third additional film layer contacts an entirety of a surface of the signal line on the other side of the signal line away from the base and has a same outermost boundary as that of the signal line.

US Pat. No. 10,191,570

COMPUTER MOUSE HAND AND WRIST SUPPORT APPARTUS WITH ENHANCED COMFORT

1. A support apparatus configured to support a hand region of a user in a neutrally aligned position during use of a computer mouse on a flat surface, the support apparatus configured to permit freedom of movement of a thumb, index, middle, ring and pinky fingers of the hand region and conform to a palm portion and a wrist of the hand region, the support apparatus comprising:a main body comprising an upper concave surface and a lower surface; and
a cushion member coupled to the upper concave surface of the main body and comprising a pair of side walls continuously connected to a lower wall to form a generally U-shaped member, the U-shaped member comprising a front end and a rear end opposite the front end, the U-shaped member being asymmetrical due to a slanted cutout that extends from an intermediate portion of the front end of the U-shaped member to an intermediate portion of one of the pair of side walls of the cushion member, the slanted cutout forming a cutout edge in the cushion member that extends along a pathway directed entirely away from the one of the pair of side walls to the intermediate portion of the front end of the U-shaped member;
wherein the cushion member is configured to receive the hand region of the user so that the intermediate portion of the front end of the U-shaped member is aligned with the middle finger and positioned beneath a central area of the palm portion of the hand region, wherein the cushion member is configured to permit the pair of side walls of the U-shaped member to conform around the wrist, the lower wall of the cushion member is configured to conform to the palm portion with the fingers and thumb extending beyond the front end of the generally U-shaped member, thereby permitting the cushion member to support the hand region of the user in the neutrally aligned position as the fingers and thumb perform work with the computer mouse.

US Pat. No. 10,191,568

DEFORMABLE INPUT DEVICE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An input device comprising:a deformable tip that is adjustable from a first tip configuration to a second tip configuration that is more rigid than the first tip configuration; and
a hardness adjusting component operable to change an arrangement of components within the deformable tip and to transition the deformable tip between the first tip configuration and the second tip configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,191,555

HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD FOR THE HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE, AND AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A head-mounted display device that enables a user to simultaneously visually recognize a virtual image and an outside scene, the head-mounted display device comprising:a camera configured to:
photograph at least a part of a visual field of the user in a state in which the user wears the head-mounted display device: and
acquire a motion of the user, the camera starting photographing of the motion when it detects a preset start trigger, and stopping photographing of the motion when it detects a preset end trigger;
a storage medium configured to store a track for authentication, which is registered in advance by a proper user; and
a processor configured to:
acquire a track of the motion of the user from the motion photographed by the camera:
authenticate, using the acquired track, whether the user is a proper user of the head-mounted display device;
determine that the user is the proper user when similarity between the acquired track and the stored track is equal to or higher than a first threshold; and
determine that the user is not the proper user when similarity between the acquired track and a second track is equal to or higher than a second threshold larger than the first threshold, the second track being obtained by converting a past acquired track,
wherein the start trigger and end trigger are different from the acquired track, and at least one of the start trigger and the end trigger are detection of stillness of the motion of the user for a predetermined time or more.

US Pat. No. 10,191,550

FABRIC DEVICES WITH SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY WIRES THAT PROVIDE HAPTIC FEEDBACK

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a printed circuit board having at least one opening;
shape memory alloy wire that spans the opening and that has ends that are secured to the printed circuit board;
control circuitry that is configured to supply haptic output with the shape memory alloy wire by applying current to the shape memory alloy wire; and
fabric having conductive strands configured to carry the current to the shape memory alloy wire.

US Pat. No. 10,191,549

MULTIDIRECTIONAL CONTROLLER WITH SHEAR FEEDBACK

University of Utah Resear...

1. A multidirectional controller with shear feedback, comprising:a body;
a first tactor disposed in connection with the body, such that the first tactor has at least one degree of freedom of motion with respect to the body and is operable to engage a first target area of a user's skin;
a first opening defined in an outer surface of the body, an uppermost portion of a first contact surface of the first tactor being within the first opening or recessed below the first opening;
a first actuator capable of moving the first tactor;
a second tactor disposed in connection with the body and oriented in a different direction than the first tactor, such that the second tactor has at least one degree of freedom of motion with respect to the body and is operable to engage a second target area of a user's skin;
a second opening defined in the outer surface of the body, an uppermost portion of a second contact surface of the second tactor being within the second opening or recessed below the second opening; and
a second actuator capable of moving the second tactor.

US Pat. No. 10,191,545

CONTENT PRESENTATION

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A computer-implemented method executed by one or more processors and comprising:receiving brain activity data of a user from a brain wave sensor;identifying Alpha wave activity from the brain activity data;determining, based on the Alpha wave activity, a synchronization timing for presenting content to the user such that the content appears on a display device during a predetermined phase of the Alpha wave activity, the synchronization timing including a trigger point of the user's Alpha wave activity that indicates an onset of the predetermined phase;
determining a processing delay between triggering presentation of content and presenting the content on the display, wherein the synchronization timing accounts for the delay; and
in response to detecting the trigger point of the user's Alpha wave activity, causing the content to be displayed on the display device according to the synchronization timing, the content including a first content item and a second content item that is associated with the first content item.

US Pat. No. 10,191,533

METHOD OF ENABLING SLEEP MODE, MEMORY CONTROL CIRCUIT UNIT AND STORAGE APPARATUS

PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.,...

1. A sleep mode enabling method for a memory storage apparatus, wherein a potential signal on a device sleep signal pin of the memory storage apparatus is initially at a first logic level, the sleep mode enabling method comprising:setting a sleep pin connecting flag as a first value if the potential signal on the device sleep signal pin of the memory storage apparatus is at a second logic level opposite to the first logic level;
enabling a device sleep function of the memory storage apparatus if a device sleep function enabling command is received, the sleep pin connecting flag is set as the first value and the device sleep function flag is set as the first value, comprising:
determining whether the sleep pin connecting flag is set as the first value after setting the device sleep function flag as the first value; and
enabling the device sleep function of the memory storage apparatus if the sleep pin connecting flag is set as the first value; and
setting the device sleep function flag as the first value in response to the device sleep function enabling command received from a host system.

US Pat. No. 10,191,523

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT OF EXHAUST TEMPERATURE IN AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:at least one information handling resource, including a first and a second information handling resource;
heat-rejecting media thermally coupled to the at least one information handling resource for transferring heat generated to an exterior of an enclosure housing the at least one information handling resource, wherein the heat-rejecting media is proximate to an exhaust of the enclosure such that the heat-rejecting media is subject to physical contact with a user of the information handling system via the exhaust while the information handling system is operational and while the enclosure is closed;
a temperature sensor for sensing an ambient temperature associated with the at least one information handling resource; and
a thermal management driver comprising a program of instructions embodied in non-transitory computer-readable media and executable by a processor, the thermal management driver configured to:
based on a first power consumed by the first information handling resource, a second power consumed by the second information handling resource, and thermal resistances associated with the heat-rejecting media, calculate an exhaust temperature and a second exhaust temperature of the heat-rejecting media proximate to, respectively, the exhaust of the enclosure and a second exhaust of the enclosure; and
based on a determination that at least one of the exhaust temperature and the second exhaust temperature is greater than a maximum temperature that is safe for human contact, control at least one of an operating frequency of the at least one information handling resource and a flow rate of fluid proximate to the heat-rejecting media to lower the at least one of the exhaust temperature and the second exhaust temperature to a new exhaust temperature that is below the maximum temperature that is safe for human contact.

US Pat. No. 10,191,516

FOLDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. A foldable display device comprising:a display panel including at least one folding part and non-folding parts;
a cover window attached to an image displaying surface of the display panel and including a foldable part corresponding to the folding part; and
a frame accommodating the display panel and the cover window and pulling the cover window to opposite directions to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,191,515

MOBILE DEVICE LIGHT GUIDE DISPLAY

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An apparatus comprising:a housing;
a light guide supported by the housing; and
a light engine disposed within the housing and optically coupled to the light guide to output a user interface including an augmentation that is viewable concurrently with at least a portion of the physical environment through the light guide;
wherein the light engine causes the light guide to project the user interface along an image plane focused at infinity, wherein a field of view of the user interface increases in reverse proportion to a distance between a user and the light guide, wherein a first amount of content of the user interface is in the field of view at a first distance between the user and the light guide, and a second amount of content of the user interface that is greater than the first amount of content is in the field of view at a second distance between the user and the light guide, wherein the first distance is greater than the second distance.

US Pat. No. 10,191,514

TABLET COMPUTER WITH INTERFACE CHANNELS

HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A modular system for a tablet computer, comprising: channels affixed to a rear surface of a substantially rectangular housing of a tablet computer, the channels beginning at an edge of the rear surface and extending the length of the rear surface in the long direction of the housing between opposite edges of the rear surface; wherein the channels (i) slidably receive a plurality of accessories at the edges of the rear surface, and (ii) mount the accessories in series; wherein the channels affixed to the rear surface of the substantially rectangular housing of the tablet computer include an electrical contact; wherein the tablet computer includes a mating data connector located on a side portion of one of the edges of the housing from which the channels extend; wherein the mating data connector is configured to engage with one of the accessories to provide for data transmission when mounted; and wherein the electrical contact of the channels is configured for transmitting power to the plurality of accessories when mounted.

US Pat. No. 10,191,510

CONNECTOR SUBSTRATE ASSEMBLY, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. L...

1. An electrical connector?substrate assembly comprising:a electrical connector; and
a substrate on which the connector is mounted, wherein:
the connector is supported so as to be slidable with respect to the substrate, from a preparation position to a mounting position,
the connector partially projects outwardly, from an end portion of the substrate, at least at the mounting position, and
the connector, at the preparation position, slides outwardly from the end portion of the substrate to the mounting position.

US Pat. No. 10,191,507

TEMPERATURE SENSOR USING PROPORTIONAL TO ABSOLUTE TEMPERATURE SENSING AND COMPLEMENTARY TO ABSOLUTE TEMPERATURE SENSING AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first current generator configured to output a first mirroring current and a second mirroring current, with respect to a temperature variation, the first mirroring current having a current slope proportional to a current slope of a first reference current and the second mirroring current having a current slope proportional to a current slope of a second reference current;
a second current generator configured to output a third mirroring current and a fourth mirroring current, with respect to the temperature variation, the third mirroring current having a current slope proportional to the current slope of the first reference current and the fourth mirroring current having a current slope proportional to the current slope of the second reference current;
a third current generator including a first current mirror configured to generate a fifth mirroring current having a current slope proportional to the current slope of the first mirroring current with respect to the temperature variation, the third current generator being configured to output a first current having a level of a value obtained by subtracting a level of the fifth mirroring current from a level of the second mirroring current; and
a fourth current generator including a second current mirror configured to generate a sixth mirroring current having a current slope proportional to the current slope of the fourth mirroring current with respect to the temperature variation, the fourth current generator being configured to output a second current having a level of a value obtained by subtracting a level of the sixth mirroring current from a level of the third mirroring current.

US Pat. No. 10,191,499

GAS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM WITHIN TEMPERATURE DIFFERENTIATED ENVIRONMENTS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A building comprising:a cold aisle from which one or more devices draw cooling air, thereby cooling the one or more devices;
a hot aisle into which the one or more devices exhaust waste heat produced by the one or more devices;
one or more cooling devices providing cooled air to the cold aisle and drawing in air from the hot aisle;
an airstream flowing from the cold aisle to the hot aisle, the airstream being created by both: (1) the one or more devices drawing the cooling air from the cold aisle and exhausting the waste heat into the hot aisle and (2) the one or more cooling devices providing the cooled air to the cold aisle and drawing in the air from the hot aisle;
delivery gas piping positioned in the hot aisle and providing gas to one or more gas-fueled power sources; and
interconnecting gas piping, interconnecting multiple of the delivery gas piping, the interconnecting gas piping positioned in a plenum space open to the hot aisle and located below the one or more devices and the one or more gas-fueled power sources;
wherein the airstream comprises a branch that extends into the plenum space below the one or more devices and the one or more gas-fueled power sources.

US Pat. No. 10,191,494

VARIABLE REFERENCE FRAMES IN UNMANNED VEHICLES

1. An unmanned vehicle comprising:a chassis; a propulsion system configured to move the chassis; one or more sensors configured to sense features around the chassis; a memory storing a global reference frame associated with an environment within which the chassis is to move; a communication interface; and a processor configured to:
receive, using the communication interface, a command to move to a given coordinate in the global reference frame;
control the propulsion system to move the chassis to the given coordinate in the global reference frame based on the command;
when the chassis is at the given coordinate, determine, using the one or more sensors, that a given feature is detected; and, when the given feature is detected:
automatically cease controlling the propulsion system according to the global reference frame; and,
automatically control the propulsion system to move the chassis according to a local reference frame defined with reference to a point associated with the given feature.

US Pat. No. 10,191,479

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NETWORK-BASED DETECTION OF COMPONENT WEAR

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A monitoring system for monitoring a plurality of components, said monitoring system comprising:a plurality of client systems, each client system of said plurality of client systems associated with at least one imaging device, said plurality of client systems configured to generate a plurality of component status reports, wherein the plurality of component status reports is associated with the plurality of components, wherein each component of the plurality of components is associated with a unique component identifier, and wherein each of the plurality of component status reports includes the corresponding component identifier and at least one image of the corresponding component; and
a component wear monitoring (“CWM”) computer device in communication with said plurality of client systems, wherein said CWM computer device includes a memory, said CWM computer device configured to:
receive the plurality of component status reports from said plurality of client systems;
generate component status information based on the plurality of component status reports;
aggregate the component status information to identify a plurality of images included in the component status information and associated with a first component of the plurality of components based at least in part on the component identifier associated with the first component;
compare the plurality of images associated with the first component, wherein the plurality of images represents the first component at different points in time;
determine a state of the first component based at least in part on the comparison; and
replace or repair the first component based on the determined state of the first component.

US Pat. No. 10,191,476

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING GEOMETRIC DATA FOR USE IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

RENISHAW PLC, Wotton-Und...

1. Apparatus for generating geometric data for use in an additive manufacturing process, the apparatus comprising a processing unit, the processing unit programmed to:receive data defining surface geometry of a plurality of objects to be built together in an additive manufacturing process;
provide a user interface that allows a user to define a location of each object within a common build volume;
identify at least one selected object from a user selection of at least one of the plurality of objects located in the common build volume;
carry out a slicing operation on the at least one selected object located in the common build volume independently from at least one unselected object of the plurality of objects located in the common build volume such that sections of the at least one selected object are determined without carrying out a slicing operation on the at least one unselected object; and
output control data based upon the determined sections for controlling an additive manufacturing apparatus to build the plurality of objects,
wherein the user interface comprises a display and a user input device,
the user can select through the user input device the at least one selected object, and
the processing unit is programmed to at least one of determine and re-determine the sections of the at least one selected object whilst sections of the at least one unselected object remain at least one of undefined and previously defined, the processing unit causing the display to display the at least one selected object for which sections have been at least one of determined and re-determined together with the at least one unselected object such that relative positions of the objects can be observed by the user on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,191,466

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZING EXECUTION OF RECIPE SETS

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A method comprising:sending by a command controller to a master controller a recipe set;
sending by the master controller the recipe set for execution by a sub-system controller of a plasma system, wherein said sending the recipe set from the master controller to the sub-system controller is performed during a first clock cycle of a clock signal;
generating by the command controller a recipe event signal;
sending by the command controller to the sub-system controller the recipe event signal indicating a time of execution of the recipe set by the sub-system controller, wherein the time of execution occurs during a second clock cycle that follows the first clock cycle, wherein the second clock cycle is of the clock signal;
sending by the command controller to the master controller an additional recipe set; and
sending by the master controller the additional recipe set to the sub-system controller for execution by the sub-system controller of the plasma system, wherein said sending the additional recipe set from the master controller to the sub-system controller is performed during a portion of the second clock cycle of the clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,443

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an openable member rotatable relative to a main assembly of the image forming apparatus; and
a supporting member connected between said main assembly of the image forming apparatus and said openable member and configured to support said openable member when said openable member is opened,
wherein said supporting member includes a first arm member and a second arm member which are slidable relative to each other, a pinion provided on said first arm member, a viscous damper mounted on a rotation shaft of said pinion, a rack provided on said second arm member and engaged with said pinion, and
wherein by opening said openable member, relative slide movement is caused between said first arm member and said second arm member so that said pinion engaged with said rack rotates and a braking force is produced by said viscous damper.

US Pat. No. 10,191,431

IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM

Konica Minolta, Inc., Ch...

1. A series-connected tandem image forming system comprising first and second image forming apparatuses capable of forming images on recording media by image forming units, the first and second image forming apparatuses being connected in series, the image forming system forming an image on a recording medium by either one or both of the first and second image forming apparatuses, whereinthe first image forming apparatus includes a first conveyance path for conveyance of the recording medium and a second conveyance path for conveyance of the recording medium, the first conveyance path provided with an image forming unit, the second conveyance path provided with no image forming unit and configured to bypass the image forming unit of the first conveyance path such that the recording medium conveyed from a feeding unit storing recording media therein is conveyed to the second image forming apparatus by the second conveyance path, the first and second conveyance paths being selectable therebetween,
the second image forming apparatus includes a third conveyance path for conveyance of the recording medium and a fourth conveyance path for conveyance of the recording medium, the third conveyance path being provided with an image forming unit, the fourth conveyance path provided with no image forming unit and configured to bypass the image forming unit of the third conveyance path such that the recording medium conveyed from the first image forming apparatus is discharged from the second image forming apparatus by the fourth conveyance path, the third and fourth conveyance paths being selectable therebetween, and
the first conveyance path and the third conveyance path convey the recording medium linearly, and the second conveyance path and the fourth conveyance path are conveyance paths that include curves through which the recording medium is conveyed,
wherein the image forming system further comprises
a first conveyance control unit configured to perform a conveyance control of the second image forming apparatus and a second conveyance control unit configured to perform a conveyance control of the first image forming apparatus,
at least one of the first conveyance control unit and the conveyance second control unit is configured to convey recording media having a predetermined basis weight through the first conveyance path and the third conveyance path.

US Pat. No. 10,191,409

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING CONTROLLED TONER DISCHARGE AMOUNT

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an image bearing member;
a developing device that develops an electrostatic latent image formed on the image bearing member;
a toner bottle which is configured to supply the developing device with toner, and having a storage portion storing the toner and a discharge portion made of resin and discharging the toner stored in the toner storage portion, with the storage portion configured to rotate relatively to the discharge portion;
an attachment portion configured to be attached with the toner bottle;
a driving portion configured to drive the storage portion in a state that the toner bottle is attached to the attachment portion;
a controller controlling the driving portion;
a memory disposed in the toner bottle and memorizing information regarding component dimensions of a molded discharge portion of the toner bottle; and
an information reading portion that reads information regarding the component dimensions of the molded discharge portion;
wherein the controller controls the driving portion so that a discharge amount of the toner from the discharge portion becomes a specific toner amount targeted based on the information regarding the component dimensions of the molded discharge portion.

US Pat. No. 10,191,402

METHOD FOR FORMING DEVELOPER COMPOSED WITH MOTHER PARTICLES CONTAINING EXTERNAL ADDITIVE

Oki Data Corporation, To...

1. A method for forming a developer composed with a plurality of mother particles containing a coloring agent and an external additive by:fusing a first group of external additive particles of the external additive on and at least partially inside mother particles during a pre-external addition process in which the first group of external additive particles is added to a precursor of the developer before pulverization of the precursor, the first group of external additive particles of the external additive being 60% or more of a total amount of the external additive particles of the external additive added; and
fusing a second group of external additive particles of the external additive on the mother particles during a post-external addition process in which the mother particles are stirred with the second group of external additive particles after the pulverization of the precursor, the second group of external additive particles of the external additive being 40% or less of the total amount of the external additive particles of the external additive added, wherein
an average circularity degree of the developer is ranged within 0.955 to 0.970, and
the developer thus formed is configured to have a peeling rate (%) of the external additive calculated by a following formula (1) is 30.6% or less, being calculated when ultrasonic waves are applied to a polyoxyethylene lauryl ether solution in which the developer is dispersed,
peeling rate (%)=[1?(X/Y)]×100  (1)
wherein X is an amount (weight %) of the external additive included in the developer after the ultrasonic waves are applied,
Y is an amount (weight %) of the external additive included in the developer before the ultrasonic waves are applied,
the polyoxyethylene lauryl ether solution is set such that a density=5% and a temperature=32° C., and
the application of the ultrasonic waves is set such that strength=40 kHz and time=10 minutes.

US Pat. No. 10,191,393

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A lithographic apparatus comprising:a reference frame;
a substrate stage movable relative to the reference frame and configured to hold a substrate;
a sub-frame coupled to the reference frame via a soft-mount;
a measurement device configured to sense an attribute of a substrate,
wherein the measurement device is mounted on the sub-frame and the soft-mount is configured to reduce the effect of vibrations in the reference frame on operation of the measurement device;
a sensor soft-mount configured to mount the measurement device on the sub-frame and reduce transmission of disturbances having a frequency higher than 100 Hz from the sub-frame to the measurement device; and
a position determining system configured to determine a position of the measurement device relative to the sub-frame.

US Pat. No. 10,191,392

ACTUATOR, POSITIONING DEVICE, LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ACTUATOR

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. An actuator comprising:coil assemblies arranged in an array, wherein each coil assembly defines a core chamber having a core chamber height;
a magnetic back; and
at least one magnetic member that extends partly along the core chamber height of the core chamber of a corresponding at least one coil assembly, wherein the at least one magnetic member is made of a magnetic material;
wherein the coil assemblies are coupled to the magnetic back, and wherein the at least one magnetic member is spaced from the magnetic back.

US Pat. No. 10,191,389

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A device manufacturing method comprising:projecting, with a projection system, a patterned beam of radiation onto a target portion of a substrate held by a substrate table, said substrate table including
an edge seal member configured to at least partly surround an edge of said substrate, an object positioned on said substrate table, or both, and
a hydrophobic layer adjacent an edge portion of said edge seal member and adjacent said at least one of said substrate and said object, said hydrophobic layer arranged to face an opposite side of said edge seal member to said projection system and to face an opposite side of said at least one of said substrate and said object to said projection system, and
providing a liquid, through which said patterned beam of radiation is projected, to a space between said projection system and said substrate, said object, or both.

US Pat. No. 10,191,384

DISCRETE SOURCE MASK OPTIMIZATION

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method comprising:generating, by a computer device, an initial discrete pupil profile from a desired non-discrete pupil profile designed for imaging a portion of a design layout onto a substrate using a lithographic projection apparatus;
selecting, using the computer device, a discrete change to the discrete pupil profile;
applying, by the computer device, the selected discrete change to the discrete pupil profile; and
generating electronic instructions, based on the discrete profile to which the selected discrete change has been applied, for use in configuring an optical component of, or for, a lithographic projection apparatus illumination system.

US Pat. No. 10,191,383

EXPOSURE APPARATUS, EXPOSURE METHOD, AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An exposure apparatus that exposes a substrate with illumination light via a projection optical system, the apparatus comprising:a body having a metrology frame to support the projection optical system;
an alignment system provided at the metrology frame, spaced from the projection optical system, the alignment system detecting a mark of the substrate;
a first stage system that has a first stage and a first drive system, and is capable of moving the first stage at least within a predetermined plane orthogonal to an optical axis of the projection optical system, the first stage being disposed above the projection optical system and holding a mask illuminated with the illumination light, and the first drive system including a first motor to drive the first stage;
a first encoder system that measures positional information of the first stage;
a second stage system that has a second stage and a second drive system, the second stage being disposed below the projection optical system and the alignment system, the second stage including a holder to hold the substrate and a first fiducial and a second fiducial that are disposed with the holder in between in a direction intersecting a first direction and a second direction orthogonal to each other within the predetermined plane, and the second drive system including a second motor to drive the second stage;
a second encoder system that has four heads provided at the second stage, and measures positional information of the second stage by irradiating a scale member from below with a measurement beam via each of the four heads, the scale member being provided at the metrology frame to be substantially parallel to the predetermined plane, wherein
the scale member has a first scale plate and a second scale plate, the second stage that is moved within a first movement area being placed facing the first scale plate in an exposure operation of the substrate, the second stage that is moved within a second movement area being placed facing the second scale plate in a detection operation of the mark with the alignment system, and the second movement area being different from the first movement area,
the first scale plate has four sections in each of which a reflective grating is formed, and a first opening that is substantially surrounded by the four sections, and the first scale plate is provided at the metrology frame so that the projection optical system is located in the first opening, and
the second scale plate has four sections in each of which a reflective grating is formed, and a second opening that is substantially surrounded by the four sections, and the second scale plate is provided at the metrology frame so that the alignment system is located in the second opening; and
a controller coupled to the first and the second stage systems and the first and the second encoder systems, the controller controlling the first and the second drive systems based on measurement information of the first and the second encoder systems so that, in the exposure operation, alignment between the mask and the substrate is performed based on detection information of the alignment system and scanning exposure in which the mask and the substrate are each moved relative to the illumination light is performed with the first direction serving as a scanning direction,
wherein the first movement area includes a first area, a second area, a third area, a fourth area and a fifth area,
in the first area, three heads of the four heads excluding a first head respectively facing three sections of the four sections of the first scale plate excluding a first section,
in the second area, three heads of the four heads excluding a second head different from the first head respectively facing three sections of the four sections excluding a second section different from the first section,
in the third area, three heads of the four heads excluding a third head different from the first and the second heads respectively facing three sections of the four sections excluding a third section different from the first and the second sections,
in the fourth area, three heads of the four heads excluding a fourth head different from the first, the second and the third heads respectively facing three sections of the four sections excluding a fourth section different from the first, the second and the third sections, and
in the fifth area, the four heads respectively facing the four sections, and
wherein the controller controls the second drive system so that marks of the substrate and the first fiducial are detected with the alignment system in the detection operation, and the second stage is moved from one area of the first, the second, the third and the fourth areas to another area of the first, the second, the third and the fourth areas, via the fifth area, the another area being different from the one area,
in the one area, three heads of the four heads respectively facing three sections of the four sections of the first scale plate,
in the fifth area, another head, of the four heads, that is different from the three heads used in the one area facing another section, of the four sections, that is different from the three sections, and
in the another area, the another head being used instead of one head of the three heads used in the one area.

US Pat. No. 10,191,378

MASK PATTERN FORMING METHOD, FINE PATTERN FORMING METHOD, AND FILM DEPOSITION APPARATUS

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A mask pattern forming method comprising:a slimming step of performing, in a process chamber, slimming of a resist pattern of a resist film that is formed on a thin film; and
a film deposition step of forming an oxide film on the thin film and the resist pattern in the process chamber, by supplying a source gas, and an oxygen radical or an oxygen-containing gas to the process chamber,
wherein the slimming step and the film deposition step are performed in the same process chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,191,377

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND A DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Netherlands, B.V., ...

1. An immersion lithographic apparatus, comprising:a substrate table comprising:
a recess having a central support section configured to support a substrate, the central support section having:
a support surface having a protrusion to contact a bottom surface of the substrate,
a lateral surface at a non-zero angle to the support surface, and
a bottom surface at a non-zero angle to the lateral surface and facing away from the support surface, the lateral surface extending to the bottom surface of the central support section; and
a peripheral section of the substrate table that surrounds the central support section and defines the recess, the peripheral section being effectively thermally isolated from the central support section, and the peripheral section comprising:
a drain opening configured to receive an immersion fluid which leaks, in use, into a gap between an edge of the substrate when supported on the substrate table and an edge of the recess, the drain opening located above the bottom surface of the central support section, and
a lateral surface facing, spaced by an open qap from, the lateral surface of the central support section, wherein the lateral surface of the peripheral section is outward, in a horizontal direction, of an outer periphery of the bottom surface of the substrate; and
a projection system configured to project radiation onto the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,191,338

IN-CELL TOUCH DISPLAY APPARATUS

HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTR...

1. An in-cell touch display apparatus comprising:a thin film transistor (TFT) array structure with a touch electrode layer and a grounded portion;
a color filter structure oppositely facing the TFT array structure;
a liquid crystal layer between the color filter structure and the TFT array structure; and
a sealant between the color filter structure and the TFT array structure, and surrounding the liquid crystal layer;
wherein the color filter structure comprises an anti-ESD protection layer; the anti-ESD protection layer directly contacts the sealant; the anti-ESD protection layer, the sealant, and the ground portion form an electro statics discharge (ESD) path to discharge electrostatic charges in the in-cell touch display apparatus; the anti-ESD protection layer discharges the electrostatic charges in the in-cell touch display apparatus to the ground portion; the color filter structure comprises a first substrate and a color filter layer located between the first substrate and the liquid crystal layer; wherein the anti-ESD protection layer is between the first substrate and the color filter layer; the anti-ESD protection layer comprises an extending portion; the extending portion is substantially L-shaped; the extending portion covers a side surface of the color filter, and a surface of the first substrate; wherein the extending portion directly contacts the sealant.

US Pat. No. 10,191,334

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A liquid crystal display comprising:a first substrate;
a second substrate opposed to the first substrate;
a liquid crystal layer between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a light-shielding layer including a first light-shield formed along a first direction and a second light-shield formed along a second direction and crossing the first light-shield; and
a spacer which maintains a gap between the first substrate and the second substrate,
wherein
the spacer overlaps a crossing region where the first light-shield and the second light-shield cross each other and includes an exposed region outside the light-shielding layer in a planar view,
the first substrate comprises a first pixel electrode,
the spacer includes a first overlapping region overlapping the first pixel electrode,
the first overlapping region includes the exposed region,
the first pixel electrode comprises a reflecting electrode and a transparent protecting electrode stacked on the reflecting electrode,
the protecting electrode covers an upper surface and a side surface of the reflecting electrode, and
an area of a region where the spacer and the reflecting electrode overlap each other is less than that of a region where the spacer and the protecting electrode overlap each other, and is greater than that of the exposed region.

US Pat. No. 10,191,333

DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

JAPAN DISPLAY INC., Toky...

7. A display device comprising:a pair of substrates facing each other;
a pixel section between the substrates;
a frame region around the pixel section;
a thin film transistor on one of the substrates in the pixel section, the thin film transistor including a gate insulating film;
an organic insulating film in the frame region and the pixel region; and
an inorganic insulating film covering an entire surface of the organic insulating film,
wherein,
the inorganic insulating film is not in direct contact with the gate insulating film,
the thin film transistor is entirely covered by the organic insulating film, and
the gate insulating film and the inorganic insulating film extend beyond the edge of the organic insulating film in the frame region.

US Pat. No. 10,191,319

DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING A PHOTOCHROMIC LAYER

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display panel having a subpixel region and an inter-subpixel region, comprising:a base substrate; and
a photochromic layer on the base substrate at least partially in the subpixel region for preventing light leakage in the subpixel region;
wherein the photochromic layer comprises a plurality of photochromic blocks;
the display panel has a spacer region configured to receive a spacer for maintaining a gap between a first display substrate and a second display substrate facing the first display substrate;
the spacer region is in a light leakage preventing region; and
one of the plurality of photochromic blocks is in the light leakage preventing region.

US Pat. No. 10,191,318

TRANSPARENT DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. A transparent display device comprising:a transparent display panel including a plurality of transmissive areas transmitting incident light and a plurality of emissive areas emitting light; and
a light control device on a rear surface of the transparent display panel, the light control device configured to be driven in a transmissive mode where the incident light is transmitted and a light shield mode where the incident light is blocked,
wherein
the light control device comprises:
a first base film and a second base film facing each other;
a plurality of liquid crystal cells provided between the first base film and the second base film; and
a plurality of partition walls maintaining respective cell gaps of the plurality of liquid crystal cells, and
the plurality of partition walls are at respective positions corresponding to the plurality of emissive areas and are absent at areas corresponding to the transmissive areas.

US Pat. No. 10,191,315

DISPLAY APPARATUS

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

1. A display apparatus comprising:a set cover including a set plate, a screw insertion hole in the set plate, and a set sidewall curved from the set plate to form a storage space;
a guide frame in the storage space;
a plurality of screws coupled to the guide frame by penetrating through the set plate so as to fix the guide frame to the set cover;
a display unit including a display panel placed onto the guide frame; and
an adhesive member fixedly adhering a rear portion of the display panel to the guide frame,
wherein the guide frame comprises:
a first part coupled to a rear edge portion of the display panel by the adhesive member, the first part being divided into a plurality of sub first parts provided along each edge of the set plate;
a plurality of bosses protruding at fixed intervals from a rear surface of each of the plural sub first parts toward the set plate, the plurality of bosses being provided to meet with the screw insertion hole;
a plurality of screw coupling holes formed at each of the plurality of bosses, and each of the plurality of screws is coupled to each of the plurality of screw coupling holes by penetrating through the screw insertion hole of the set plate; and
a guide sidewall which is bent from each of the plurality of sub first parts so as to cover the lateral side of the display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,191,313

LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE THEREOF

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A thin film transistor (TFT) array substrate, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of thin film transistors (TFTs) arranged on the substrate in an array form, wherein a region occupied by the plurality of TFTs is a display region;
a flexible printed circuit disposed on the substrate and located at one side of the display region;
a control chip disposed between the display region and the flexible printed circuit, and two sides of the flexible printed circuit going beyond two corresponding sides of the control chip, respectively;
a first reinforcement member disposed at a first side of the control chip, and the first side being adjacent to one side of the control chip that faces the display region
a second reinforcement member disposed at a second side of the control chip opposite to the first side; and
a third reinforcement member covering the control chip, the first reinforcement member and the second reinforcement member;
wherein both the first reinforcement member and the second reinforcement member comprise: a reinforcement body, a first glue receiving groove formed by one side of the reinforcement body that faces the display region being recessed, and a second glue receiving groove formed by a connection of one side of the reinforcement body that faces the control chip with one side of the reinforcement body that is opposite to the display region being recessed.

US Pat. No. 10,191,295

ADVANCED RETROREFLECTING AERIAL DISPLAYS

Looking Glass Factory, In...

1. A retroreflecting display comprising:a first light source that generates a first light output;
a first beam splitter module; and
a retroreflector module opposite the first light source;
wherein the first light source transmits the first light output to the first beam splitter module; wherein the first beam splitter module splits the first light output into a first reflected component and a second transmitted component of the first light output;
wherein the first beam splitter module transmits the second transmitted component to the retroreflector module; wherein the retroreflector module retroreflects the second transmitted component back to the first beam splitter module; wherein the first beam splitter module splits the second transmitted component into a third reflected component and a fourth transmitted component; wherein the third reflected component converges to a first visible real image in free space; further comprising a second light source and a second beam splitter module, the second light source oriented at a ninety-degree angle relative to the first light source ; wherein the second beam splitter module is oriented at a ninety-degree angle relative to the first beam splitter module; wherein, prior to reaching the first beam splitter module, the first light output is transmitted in part by the second beam splitter module; wherein the second light source transmits the second light output to the second beam splitter module; wherein the second beam splitter module splits the second light output into a fifth reflected component and a sixth transmitted component of the second light output; wherein the second beam splitter module reflects the fifth reflected component to the first beam splitter module; wherein the first beam splitter module splits the fifth reflected component into a seventh reflected component and an eighth transmitted component; wherein the retroreflector module retroreflects the eighth transmitted component back to the first beam splitter module; wherein the first beam splitter module splits the eighth transmitted component into a ninth reflected component and a tenth transmitted component; wherein the ninth reflected component converges to a second visible real image in free space.

US Pat. No. 10,191,287

OPTICAL ELEMENT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. An optical element comprising:a plurality of reflectivity variation partially reflecting mirrors that are provided so as to be parallel to each other with a space therebetween, reflect a part of image light incident from an incidence portion, and make the other part of the image light transmit therethrough; and
a light-transmittance member that supports the plurality of reflectivity variation partially reflecting mirrors,
wherein the light-transmittance member includes an incidence surface on which the image light is incident and an emission surface from which the image light is emitted,
wherein each of the plurality of reflectivity variation partially reflecting mirrors is disposed to be inclined with respect to the incidence surface and the emission surface,
wherein the plurality of reflectivity variation partially reflecting mirrors include a plurality of regions having different reflectivity in an inclination direction,
wherein the plurality of regions of each of the plurality of reflectivity variation partially reflecting mirrors include at least a low reflectivity region that is positioned on a side far away from the emission surface in the inclination direction and a high reflectivity region that is positioned on a side closer to the emission surface than the low reflectivity region in the inclination direction and has a higher reflectivity than reflectivity of the low reflectivity region, and
wherein an occupation area of the high reflectivity region in the reflectivity variation partially reflecting mirror that is positioned on a side far away from the incidence portions is larger than an occupation area of the high reflectivity variation region of the reflectivity variation partially reflecting mirror that is positioned on a side close to the incidence portions in the plurality of reflectivity variation partially reflecting mirrors.

US Pat. No. 10,191,286

OPTICAL IMAGING STRUCTURE AND VIRTUAL REALITY SPECTACLES

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An optical imaging structure, comprising:an eyeglass component for observation by left and right eyes; and
at least one light guide wall distributed along an edge of the eyeglass component, wherein, two opposite end faces of the at least one light guide wall are respectively a light incoming face and a light outgoing face, and the light outgoing face of the at least one light guide wall faces towards an observation side of the optical imaging structure;
wherein, the at least one light guide wall protrudes over the eyeglass component in a direction from the light incoming face to the light outgoing face of the at least one light guide wall, an inner rim of the light outgoing face of the at least one light guide wall joins the edge of the eyeglass component and extends in an optical axis direction of the eyeglass component, and, the light outgoing face of the at least one light guide wall is gradually distanced from the eyeglass component from the inner rim to an outer rim of the light outgoing face; and
wherein, the at least one light guide wall comprises at least a first light guide wall and a second light guide wall respectively disposed at left and right sides of the eyeglass component.

US Pat. No. 10,191,272

ELECTROWETTING ASSEMBLY TECHNIQUE AND CELL STRUCTURE

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A method, comprising steps of:preparing a light transmissive member including: a well having a sealed distal end, an opening at a proximal end of the well, and an electrode landing zone around the opening at the proximal end of the well;
forming control channel electrodes electrically isolated from each other on the light transmissive member, each control channel electrode comprising a first part formed on a respective portion of an interior wall surface of the well and a second part formed on a respective portion of the electrode landing zone;
forming a dielectric layer including a first portion covering the first parts of the control channel electrodes on the portions of the interior wall surface of the well and a second portion covering some but not all of the second parts of the control channel electrodes on portions of the electrode landing zone;
installing a flexible circuit board over at least some of the second parts of the control channel electrodes on the electrode landing zone, wherein a surface of the flexible circuit board facing the electrodes includes electrical contacts isolated from each other, each electrical contact being located on the flexible circuit board to contact a part of a respective control channel electrode not covered by the dielectric layer;
installing a flexible seal on the second portion of the dielectric layer, the flexible seal surrounding and having an opening aligned around the proximal end of the well;
installing first and second fluids in the well such that the first fluid is at the sealed distal end of the well and the second fluid fills a remainder of the well to the opening at the proximal end of the well, wherein: the first fluid is relatively non-conductive, the second fluid is relatively conductive, and the first and second fluids are immiscible with respect to each other;
forming a common electrode on at least a portion of a light transmissive plate; and
installing the light transmissive plate over the flexible seal, in such a manner that:
the light transmissive plate covers the opening at the proximal end of the well,
the light transmissive plate forms a contact seal with the flexible seal around the opening at the proximal end of the well, and
the common electrode contacts the second fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,191,270

IMAGING UNIT AND ENDOSCOPE APPARATUS

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An imaging unit provided at a distal end of an endoscope, the imaging unit comprising:a solid state image sensor configured to receive light and perform photoelectric conversion on the light to generate an electric signal;
a substrate extending from the solid state image sensor in an optical axis direction of the solid state image sensor;
a multi-layer substrate formed on a surface of the substrate, the multi-layer substrate having a plurality of electronic components mounted thereon, the multi-layer substrate having a plurality of conductor layers and a plurality of via holes formed therein, the solid state image sensor being positioned on a distal end of the multi-layer substrate; and
a signal cable connected to a proximal end of the multi-layer substrate;
wherein the plurality of electronic components are disposed in a position excluding a center of the multi-layer substrate in the optical axis direction,
at least one of the plurality of electronic components is embedded inside the multi-layer substrate, and
the plurality of via holes are formed on both sides of the at least one of the plurality of electronic components embedded inside the multi-layer substrate along an optical axis direction of the multi-layer substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,191,263

SCANNING MICROSCOPY SYSTEM

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A scanning microscopy system comprising:a photodetector that has a plurality of light-receiving elements placed in order on an image surface; and
a scanning optical system that irradiates light onto a plurality of spots on an observed object to scan the observed object such that a positional relationship between an image of the observed object and the photodetector is maintained,
wherein the scanning optical system includes a confocal plate in which a plurality of apertures are placed in order in an intermediate image plane situated between the observed object and the photodetector and that includes a lens array having a plurality of lens elements that cover the plurality of apertures, and
wherein the lens array individually demagnifies intermediate images of the plurality of spots that are formed or that have been formed in the plurality of apertures such that each of the plurality of spots is projected onto the photodetector at a magnification lower than a magnification at which the observed object is projected onto the photodetector.

US Pat. No. 10,191,255

FOUR-ELEMENT ATHERMAL LENS

OmniVision Technologies, ...

1. A four-element athermal lens comprising: four coaxially aligned lenses including a (i) first lens and, in order of increasing distance therefrom and on a same side thereof, (ii) a second lens, a third lens, and a fourth lens;the first lens and the second lens being negative lenses,
the third lens and the fourth lens being positive lenses,
the first lens, second lens, third lens, and fourth lens having respective refractive indices n1, n2, n3, and n4, each satisfying n=1.51±0.05 in a free-space wavelength range between 830 nm and 870 nm,
refractive indices n1, n2, n3, and n4 having respective temperature dependences
each ofexciding, in the free-space wavelength range, each ofby a factor between 2.05 and 2.85, inclusive.

US Pat. No. 10,191,254

WIDE-ANGLE LENS AND IMAGING UNIT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A wide-angle lens, comprising:a first lens group that has positive refractive power;
an aperture stop;
a second lens group that has negative refractive power; and
a third lens group that has positive refractive power, wherein
the first lens group, the aperture stop, the second lens group, and the third lens group are arranged in order from an object side toward an image side,
a focusing operation is based on a movement of the second lens group toward the image side upon variation in subject distance from infinite to proximity,
the first lens group includes a negative lens, a first lens that has negative refractive power, a second lens that has positive refractive power, and at least one cemented lens,
the negative lens, the first lens, the second lens, and the at least one cemented lens are arranged in order from the object side toward the image side,
the negative lens is closer to the object side than remaining lenses of the first lens group and the negative lens has a convex surface that faces the object side, and
the following conditional expression is satisfied,
0.5 where f1 is a focal distance of the first lens group in a condition that the infinite is in focus, and f is a focal distance of a whole system in the condition that the infinite is in focus.

US Pat. No. 10,191,250

OPTICAL IMAGING LENS ASSEMBLY, IMAGE CAPTURING UNIT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD...

1. An optical imaging lens assembly comprising six lens elements, the six lens elements being, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element and a sixth lens element;wherein the first lens element has negative refractive power, the second lens element has positive refractive power, the third lens element has an object-side surface being convex in a paraxial region thereof and an image-side to surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof, the fifth lens element has positive refractive power, the sixth lens element has an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof, and the image-side surface of the sixth lens element has at least one inflection point;
wherein an axial distance between an object-side surface of the first lens element and an image surface is TL, a focal length of the optical imaging lens assembly is f, a curvature radius of an object-side surface of the fourth lens element is R7, a curvature radius of an image-side surface of the fourth lens element is R8, and the following conditions are satisfied:
1.53?TL/f<2.85; and
0<(R7+R8)/(R7?R8)<5.0.

US Pat. No. 10,191,249

SUBMINIATURE OPTICAL SYSTEM AND PORTABLE DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. An optical system, comprising:a first lens which has positive refractive power;
a second lens which has negative refractive power;
a third lens which has positive refractive power, a convex object-side surface, and a concave image-side surface;
a fourth lens which has negative refractive power, a concave object-side surface, and a concave image-side surface;
a fifth lens which has positive refractive power, and a meniscus shape of which an image-side surface is convex; and
an image sensor,
wherein the first lens to the image sensor are sequentially disposed from an object side, and
wherein when a distance from an object-side surface of the first lens to an image plane of the image sensor is TTL and a focal length of the optical system is F, 0.7

US Pat. No. 10,191,245

IMAGE SENSOR

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. An image sensor comprising:a first photoelectric conversion element;
a second photoelectric conversion element that is adjacent to the first photoelectric conversion element and receives light entering through a microlens placed in common with the first photoelectric conversion element;
a first transfer transistor that reads charge from the first photoelectric conversion element;
a second transfer transistor that reads charge from the second photoelectric conversion element;
a first read timing signal line that supplies a first read timing signal being common to the first transfer transistor and the second transfer transistor;
a first output line that outputs an output signal generated based on charge read through the first transfer transistor;
a second output line that outputs an output signal generated based on charge read through the second transfer transistor;
a first amplification transistor that amplifies a first voltage generated by charge output through the first transfer transistor and outputs an amplified first voltage to the first output line;
a second amplification transistor that amplifies a second voltage generated by charge output through the second transfer transistor and outputs an amplified second voltage to the second output line;
a fifth photoelectric conversion element;
a sixth photoelectric conversion element that is adjacent to the fifth photoelectric conversion element and receives light entering through another microlens placed in common with the fifth photoelectric conversion element;
fifth transfer transistor that reads charge from the fifth photoelectric conversion element, and outputs a fifth voltage generated by the read charge from the fifth photoelectric conversion element to the second amplification transistor;
a sixth transfer transistor that reads charge from the sixth photoelectric conversion element;
a third read timing signal line that supplies a third read timing signal being common to the fifth transfer transistor and the sixth transfer transistor and enabled at different timing from the first read timing signal; and
a third output line that outputs an output signal generated based on charge read through the sixth transfer transistor, the third output line being different from the first output line and the second output line,
wherein the fifth voltage generated by charge output through the fifth transfer transistor is amplified by the second amplification transistor and output to the second output line.

US Pat. No. 10,191,241

IMAGING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging device comprising:an imaging lens which is held by a lens barrel and forms an image of a photographic subject;
an imaging element which captures the image of the photographic subject which is formed by the imaging lens; and
an intermediate member which is made of a material having a linear expansion coefficient different from that of the lens barrel, and has, on an inner peripheral surface of one end thereof, a flange portion which comes into contact with the lens barrel, and the flange portion holds the lens barrel by joining a surface on the photographic subject side of the lens barrel and a surface on the imaging element side of the flange portion to each other,
wherein the flange portion is made integrally with the intermediate member and is made of a material as same as the intermediate member.

US Pat. No. 10,191,240

LENS BARREL

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A lens barrel, comprising:a frame body for holding an optical element;
a frame body holding member holding the frame body; and
a mounting member arranged on an object side or an image side of the frame body, mounted on the frame body holding member and having a reference portion on which another member is to be mounted,
wherein the mounting member includes an opening portion open to penetrate from the object side to the image side,
wherein the frame body includes a frame main body portion for holding the optical element, and adjusters arranged at positions spaced apart from each other in a circumferential direction of the frame main body portion for adjusting the position of the frame body with respect to a predetermined axis of the frame body holding member to adjust the orientation of an optical axis in the optical element and the position of the optical element in a direction of the optical axis,
wherein the adjusters are arranged at respective positions that are each adjustable from the opening portion, each of the adjusters including a biasing member for biasing the frame main body portion toward the image side in the optical axis direction, and a bolt-like engaging member held in the frame main body portion and being operable from the opening portion for moving the frame main body portion toward an object side of the optical axis direction against biasing force provided by the biasing member,
wherein the frame body holding member includes main body mounting pieces, each main body mounting piece being configured to receive a respective bolt-like engaging member, the main body mounting pieces being fixed to the frame body holding member.

US Pat. No. 10,191,239

HYBRID CABLE TRANSITION ASSEMBLY

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. An assembly for breaking out hybrid power/fiber cable, comprising:a hybrid power/fiber cable comprising a plurality of conductors and a plurality of optical fibers, wherein first lengths of the conductors and the optical fibers are circumferentially surrounded by an armor layer, and wherein a portion of the armor layer is circumferentially surrounded by a cable jacket, and wherein second lengths of the conductors and the optical fibers are free of the armor layer and the cable jacket;
a breakout sleeve having an internal bore, a portion of the cable jacket and a portion of the armor layer residing in the internal bore, and portions of the second lengths of the conductors and optical fibers residing in the internal bore;
wherein the breakout sleeve is fixed to the cable jacket and includes arcuate, flexible electrical contacts in the internal bore, and wherein the electrical contacts engage the armor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,191,237

BINDER FILM SYSTEM

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A fiber optic cable, comprising:inner core elements wound in a pattern of stranding, the inner core elements comprising tubes surrounding optical fibers;
an inner binder film surrounding the stranded inner core elements, wherein the inner binder film is continuous peripherally around the core elements, forming a continuous closed loop when viewed in cross-section, and continuous lengthwise along a length of the cable that is at least a meter, and wherein the inner binder film is in radial tension and opposes outwardly transverse deflection of the inner core elements, and wherein the inner binder film has a thickness of 0.5 millimeters or less and is formed from an extrudable polymeric material;
outer core elements wound in a pattern of stranding around the inner binder film and the inner core elements, the outer core elements also comprising tubes surrounding optical fibers; and
an outer binder film surrounding the stranded outer core elements such that the inner binder film and inner core elements are nested within the outer core elements, and the outer core elements are in turn nested within the outer binder film, wherein the outer binder film is in radial tension and opposes outwardly transverse deflection of the outer core elements.

US Pat. No. 10,191,235

LENS MEMBER, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, COMMUNICATION MODULE, LENS ARRAY, AND LIGHT-SOURCE MODULE

MAXELL, LTD., Otokuni (J...

1. A lens member to be surface-mounted to a substrate, the lens member comprising:a glass lens that has been previously made; and
a mounting portion which, with the glass lens disposed inside, is in a state where a resin material different from the glass lens has been formed into a polygonal column surrounded by a plurality of planes,
wherein:
when the mounting portion having the glass lens is surface-mounted onto the substrate, one of the planes of the mounting portion is used as an attachment face located on a mounting face of the substrate, anda pair of mutually parallel planes are disposed on the mounting portion in a direction orthogonal to an optical axis of the glass lens, and when a thickness of the glass lens in the optical axis direction is D and a distance between the pair of planes in the optical axis direction orthogonal to the optical axis of the glass lens of the mounting portion is T, D and T satisfy the following condition:0.2D ?T ?2.0D.

US Pat. No. 10,191,230

OPTICAL CONNECTORS WITH REVERSIBLE POLARITY

Senko Advanced Components...

1. A reversible polarity fiber optic connector comprising:at least first and second optical ferrules;
a connector housing at least partially surrounding the first and second optical ferrules and having a first exterior wall positioned above the first and second optical ferrules and a second exterior wall positioned beneath the first and second optical ferrules;
a latch coupling positioned on each of the first and second exterior walls of the housing;
a removable latch for engaging either of the first and second exterior wall latch couplings on the connector housing;
wherein positioning the removable latch on the first exterior wall of the connector housing yields a fiber optic connector with a first polarity and positioning the removable latch on the second exterior wall of the housing yields a fiber optic connector with a second polarity, the second polarity being opposite to the first polarity.

US Pat. No. 10,191,229

PLUGGABLE MECHANISM OF OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. An optical transceiver that electrically communicates with a host system by being engaged with and disengaged from a cage provided in the host system, the optical transceiver comprising:a housing providing an optical receptacle in one end and an electrical plug in another end thereof, the optical receptacle receiving an optical connector therein, the electrical plug to be engaged with the cage and
a slider movable between a first position and a second position along a direction connecting the optical receptacle with the electrical plug, the slider having a composite opening assembled with both of a bail and a pull-tab, alternatively; and
wherein the composite opening includes a curved opening and a square opening,
wherein the bail provides a hook engaged with the curved opening in the slider; the hook causing a motion of the slider to be movable between the first position and the second position by sliding within the curved opening synchronizing with a rotation of the bail in front of the optical receptacle, and
wherein the pull-tab provides a tab engaged with the square opening of the slider, the tab causing the motion of the slider to be movable between the first position and the second position synchronizing with a linear motion of the pull-tab.

US Pat. No. 10,191,228

OPTICAL CONNECTORS AND COMPLIMENTARY OPTICAL RECEPTACLES HAVING MAGNETIC ATTACHMENT

Corning Optical Communica...

1. An optical device, comprising:a connector housing comprising:
a first portion comprising one or more magnetic pockets for receiving one or more second magnetic materials; and
a second portion coupled to the first portion, wherein the connector housing comprises one or more alignment features configured as protrusions; and
an optical body integrally formed with the first portion of the connector housing, the optical body comprising:
at least one optical channel having an optical interface portion,
a total internal reflection (TIR) surface for turning the optical signal of the at least one optical channel,
at least one fiber lead-in aligned to the TIR surface, wherein the optical body forms a portion of the connector housing for directly mating with an complimentary device, and
one or more openings for receiving one or more first magnetic materials.

US Pat. No. 10,191,226

CYLINDRICAL OPTICAL FERRULE ALIGNMENT APPARATUS

CommScope, Inc. of North ...

1. A device comprising:a housing including a first port for receiving a first connector;
a ferrule alignment sleeve attached to said housing, wherein said sleeve extends in a longitudinal direction and forms an inner, generally tubular area;
a first rim formed around a first opening at one end of said generally tubular area to receive an end of a first ferrule of the first connector, such that the first ferrule engages said inner, generally tubular area as the first ferrule is inserted into said sleeve;
a first tab adjacent said first rim and projecting away from said first rim and said generally tubular area to interact with a feature attached to the first ferrule to angularly align the first ferrule within said generally tubular area; and
a second tab adjacent said first rim and projecting away from said first rim and said tubular area, wherein said second tab is spaced a predetermined distance away from said first tab.

US Pat. No. 10,191,222

OPTICAL CONNECTOR APPARATUS

JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONIC...

1. An optical connector connectable with a connection member along a predetermined direction, the connection member comprising at least two grip portions each having conductivity, and the optical connector comprising a connector housing, a first ferrule having a first end surface, and a second ferrule having a second end surface, wherein:the connector housing arranges the first ferrule and the second ferrule along a direction perpendicular to the predetermined direction,
the first end surface and the second end surface face a same orientation as each other in the predetermined direction, and the first end surface and the second end surface do not face each other,
the first ferrule is provided with a first conductive portion,
when the optical connector is connected to the connection member, one of the grip portions grips the first conductive portion so as to be electrically connected with the first conductive portion,
the second ferrule is provided with a second conductive portion,
when the optical connector is connected to the connection member, the other one of the grip portions grips the second conductive portion so as to be electrically connected with the second conductive portion, and
in the predetermined direction, a distance between the first end surface and the first conductive portion is different from another distance between the second end surface and the second conductive portion.

US Pat. No. 10,191,221

OPTICAL ASSEMBLY WITH COVER TO BASE OPTO-MECHANICAL COUPLING

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. An optical assembly, comprising:a base sub-assembly comprising a mounting point for an optical socket connector; and
a cover sub-assembly to be coupled to the base sub-assembly, and
a carrier to receive an optical fiber ferrule and permit opto-mechanical coupling between the optical fiber ferrule and the optical socket connector when the base-sub assembly is coupled to the cover sub-assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,191,218

OPTICAL ELEMENT AND OPTICAL CONNECTOR

Konica Minolta, Inc., To...

1. An optical element coupled to a ferrule that holds an optical fiber for single mode, the optical element comprising:a glass-made optical portion;
a plurality of lenses disposed in the optical portion; and
a resin-made holder that holds the optical portion, wherein
the lenses are disposed with respect to an end portion of the optical fiber, using at least a part of the holder, wherein
a shaft is inserted in the ferrule,
the optical portion has a notch,
and the optical element is coupled to the ferrule by engaging the shaft with the notch and the holder.

US Pat. No. 10,191,217

STRUCTURE FOR COUPLING A PHOTONIC CIRCUIT TO AN EXTERNAL DEVICE

1. A device comprising first and second photonic circuits, each one of the first and second photonic circuits comprising a structure of coupling to an outer device, the structure comprising:a main waveguide having a rectangular transverse cross-section; and
four secondary waveguides, each secondary waveguide having a first portion substantially parallel to the main guide arranged in the vicinity of the main guide to perform an evanescent wave coupling between the main guide and the secondary guide, the first portion extending in a second portion having an end opposite to the first portion defining a coupling surface of the secondary guide, emerging at the level of an external surface of the circuit, wherein the first portions of the four secondary guides are, in transverse cross-section, arranged around the main guide on the diagonals of the main guide, and
wherein the coupling surfaces of the four secondary guides of the first circuit are respectively placed against the coupling surfaces of the four secondary guides of the second circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,191,198

DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING DIRECTIONAL BACKLIGHT UNIT AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a switch panel;
a backlight comprising:
a light source,
a light-guide plate configured to guide light from the light source through total internal reflection,
an array of diffraction lattice elements provided on an upper surface of the light-guide plate and configured to output the light from the light source to the switch panel through the upper surface of the light guide plate, and
an input coupler provided on a side surface of the light-guide plate, configured to input the light from the light source to the light-guide plate, and fixed to the light-guide plate so as to provide the light from the light source to the switch panel; and
an auxiliary structure coupled to the input coupler and the switch panel so as to fix the switch panel to the backlight.

US Pat. No. 10,191,197

BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A backlight module, comprising:a light-guiding plate;
a light bar arranged at a light incident side of the light-guiding plate; and
a light beam processing device arranged at an outside of the light-guiding plate to collect light beams not entered into the light-guiding plate, and configured to transmit the collected light beams to a light compensation position to emit the collected light beams into the light-guiding plate,
wherein the light beam processing device comprises a plurality of optical fibers, and each of the plurality of optical fibers comprises a light incident end, an optical fiber body and a light-exiting end.

US Pat. No. 10,191,196

BACKLIGHT UNIT FOR HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAY APPARATUS AND HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A backlight unit (BLU) comprising:a light source unit that emits illumination light;
a light guide plate that is transparent and comprises a light incidence surface, on which the illumination light emitted by the light source unit is incident, and a light emission surface through which the illumination light is emitted;
an input coupler that directs the illumination light from the light source unit into the light guide plate; and
an output coupler that is disposed on the light emission surface of the light guide plate, wherein the illumination light is emitted from the light guide plate through the output coupler,
wherein the light source unit comprises a beam deflector that controls an incidence angle of the illumination light incident onto the light guide plate,
wherein the beam deflector is selectively controlled to change a traveling direction of the illumination light onto the light guide plate based on changes in positions of pupils of an observer,
wherein the light guide plate has a flat panel shape such that the light guide plate totally internally reflects the illumination light emitted by the light source unit,
wherein the light guide plate has an upper surface and a lower surface, and
wherein the illumination light entering into the light guide plate is totally internally reflected between the upper surface and the lower surface.

US Pat. No. 10,191,187

OUTDOOR DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An outdoor display apparatus comprising:a display panel;
a transparent panel disposed in front of the display panel;
a light-blocking layer disposed on a front surface of the transparent panel by a sputtering process and configured to block a portion of light transmitted to the display panel;
an anti-graffiti layer disposed on a front surface of the light-blocking layer;
a light-absorbing layer disposed on a rear surface of the transparent panel and in front of the display panel and between the transparent panel and the display panel; and
an anti-fog layer disposed on a rear surface of the light-absorbing layer,
wherein the light-blocking layer is disposed between the anti-graffiti layer and the transparent panel,
wherein the light-absorbing layer comprises a polarizing film having a front surface and a rear surface, and a ?/4 film having a front surface and a rear surface, and
wherein the front surface of the polarizing film is attached to the rear surface of the transparent panel, the front surface of the ?/4 film is attached to the rear surface of the polarizing film, and the anti-fog layer is attached to the rear surface of the ?/4 film.

US Pat. No. 10,191,177

APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR METAL DETECTION INVOLVING A MOBILE TERMINAL WITH A DISPLAY

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one first signal loop configured to receive a first signal;
at least one second signal loop magnetically coupled with the at least one first signal loop configured to generate a second signal based on induction when the at least one first signal loop receives the first signal and is magnetically coupled with the at least one second signal loop; and
a signal processor configured to monitor the second signal and determine a presence of at least one metal object dependent on induction interference of the at least one metal object on the second signal when the at least one first signal loop is magnetically coupled with the at least one second signal loop.

US Pat. No. 10,191,173

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EVALUATING ANNULAR MATERIAL USING BEAMFORMING FROM ACOUSTIC ARRAYS

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method, comprising:placing a logging tool into a cased well, the logging tool coupled to an array of acoustic transmitters and an array of acoustic receivers;
insonifying, by a plurality of sets of transmitters of the array of acoustic transmitters, each set including at least two transmitters, a casing of the well with a plurality of acoustic signals at a plurality of angles relative to a normal of the casing, wherein each signal of the plurality is generated by one of the sets of the plurality, wherein the plurality of signals are varied over a suitable range of angles relative to the normal of the casing, and wherein insonifying the casing with each of the plurality of acoustic signals further comprises:
applying, by the logging tool, a predetermined time gating of the corresponding set of transmitters in order to pulse each of the transmitters of said set with a selected delay relative to a reference time; and generating an associated acoustic signal based on respective transmissions by transmitters of said set according to said time gating, wherein the sum of the respective transmissions by transmitters of said set creates the associated acoustic signal,
receiving, by a plurality of sets of receivers of the array of acoustic receivers, a plurality of response signals corresponding to the insonification with the plurality of acoustic signals;
based on the plurality of response signals, detecting and selectively exciting a plurality of Lamb modes with specific acoustic signals having specific angle relative to the normal of the casing, and
determining, by the logging tool based at least in part on the specific response signals corresponding to the insonification with the specific acoustic signals, one or more properties associated with an annulus between the casing and a formation of the cased well.

US Pat. No. 10,191,167

CORRECTING THE EFFECTS OF DEVIATION AND DISPERSION ON SONIC LOG MEASUREMENTS OF DEVIATED WELLS IN LAMINATED FORMATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:a) defining, by a processor, Thomsen parameters for each log measurement depth using at least one of one or more formation constituents, one or more predetermined formation constraints, one or more predetermined formation type cut-offs and maximum Thomsen parameters for the formation;
b) correcting, by the processor, shear wave travel time (DTS) and compressional wave travel time (DTC) simultaneously for deviation and dispersion on sonic log measurements of deviated wells using the Thomsen parameters and a non-linear solver;
c) calculating, by the processor, dispersion, shear wave velocity with horizontal polarizations at 90 degrees (VSH90), shear wave velocity with horizontal polarizations at 0 degrees (VSH0), compressional wave velocity at 0 degrees (VP0), compressional wave velocity at 90 degrees (VP90), shear wave velocity at ? degrees (VSV?), and new Thomsen parameters based on the corrected sonic log measurements; and
d) plotting, by the processor, the actual log measurements and the calculated dispersion, VSH90, VSH0, VP0, VP90, VSV?, new Thomsen parameters on separate respective graphs;
e) building, by the processor, a model of the deviated well using the calculated dispersion, VSH90, VSH0, VP0, VP90, VSV?, and new Thomsen parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,191,163

METHOD FOR THE ABSOLUTE CALIBRATION OF THE LOCATION AND ORIENTATION OF LARGE-FORMAT DETECTORS USING LASER RADAR

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of mapping pixel locations of a detector array comprising:measuring a location on the detector array;
initiating a frame readout of the detector array;
measuring a location of one or more metrology targets on the detector array;
analyzing the frame readout to identify a pixel at the location on the detector array measured by the laser radar system; and
defining a location of the identified pixel with respect to the location of the one or more metrology targets.

US Pat. No. 10,191,160

STAGGERED DETECTOR ARRAY FOR LOCATING RADIOACTIVE SOURCES

1. A detector array for locating a radioactive source, comprising:at least twenty slab-shaped detectors configured to detect particles from the radioactive source, each detector being positioned parallel to an aiming plane that runs centrally from the back to the front of the detector array, wherein said at least twenty slab-shaped detectors are stacked face-to-face, wherein said at least twenty slab-shaped detectors are arranged in an alternating sequence of frontward and rearward detectors, and wherein each rearward detector is offset from one or more adjacent frontward detectors by a distance of 1 to 3 times the thickness of each of said at least twenty slab-shaped detectors, and wherein the thickness of each of said at least twenty slab-shaped detectors is 1 to 3 times the average interaction distance of the particles therein; and
a processor configured to be communicatively coupled to said at least twenty slab-shaped detectors and further configured to determine a front-versus-back position of the radioactive source by comparing a frontward detection peak associated with the frontward detectors with a rearward detection peak associated with the rearward detectors.

US Pat. No. 10,191,159

RADIATION MEASUREMENT DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A radiation measurement device, comprising:a radiation detector that detects radiation to thereby output a detection current signal;
a metering instrument that has: a signal converter for performing signal conversion of the detection current signal; a signal processor for processing a signal converted by the signal converter; a calculator for calculating an engineering value from a value processed by the signal processor; a selector which can operationally select a normal mode or a test mode; and a test-current generator for generating, when a DC voltage is supplied thereto from a power supply, a test current signal simulated for the detection current signal, and then inputting to the detection current signal, the test current signal to be superimposed thereon; and
a signal input line that connects the radiation detector and the metering instrument to each other, and has an input terminal placed between the radiation detector and the metering instrument, for inputting from the test-current generator;
wherein, when the test mode is operationally selected, the test current signal is superimposed on the detection current signal by the test-current generator, and then they are subjected to signal conversion by the signal converter, and when the normal mode is operationally selected, only the detection current signal is subjected to signal conversion by the signal converter; and
wherein, when the normal mode is operationally selected, the test-current generator interrupts inputting of the test current signal from the test-current generator to the input terminal, and diverts the test current signal to a potential same as a potential at the input terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,158

GNSS RECEIVER CALCULATING A NON-AMBIGUOUS DISCRIMINATOR TO RESOLVE SUBCARRIER TRACKING AMBIGUITIES

1. A receiver for tracking a GNSS positioning signal comprising a carrier modulated by a subcarrier and a spreading code, the receiver comprising:at least one tracking loop configured to calculate a first pseudo range from said GNSS positioning signal,
a first discrimination circuit configured to calculate an ambiguous discriminator value from the subcarrier and the spreading code of said GNSS positioning signal,
a calculation circuit configured to calculate a non-ambiguous value representative of a tracking error of said tracking loop,
a second discrimination circuit configured to select alternately one of said ambiguous discriminator value and said value calculated by the calculation circuit, and to generate a first non-ambiguous discriminator value, an amplitude of which is based on an amplitude of the selected value, and a sign of which is a sign of said value calculated by the calculation circuit, the first pseudo range being calculated using said first non-ambiguous discriminator.

US Pat. No. 10,191,154

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TIME-OF-FLIGHT IMAGING

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method comprising:(a) emitting amplitude-modulated light that illuminates a scene and varying modulation frequency of the light in a sweep of modulation frequency that includes three or more modulation frequencies;
(b) applying an electrical reference signal to a set of pixels in a camera and varying frequency of the reference signal in such a way that frequency of the reference signal is equal to modulation frequency of the light at each of the modulation frequencies of the sweep; and
(c) for each respective pixel in the set of pixels
(i) outputting a vector of cross-correlations measured by the respective pixel at different modulation frequencies during the sweep, in such a way that, for each given modulation frequency in the sweep, the vector includes a measured cross-correlation of the reference signal and of a signal comprising reflected light, which reflected light is at the given modulation frequency and is incident on the respective pixel after reflecting from the scene,
(ii) performing spectral analysis of a discrete-valued signal encoded by the vector, which spectral analysis computes a dual frequency of the discrete-valued signal, and
(iii) calculating, based on the dual frequency
(A) optical path length of a path along which light travels to the respective pixel, or
(B) depth of a scene point that corresponds to the respective pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,191,152

LOW-COST LIGHTWEIGHT INTEGRATED ANTENNA FOR AIRBORNE WEATHER RADAR

Honeywell International I...

1. A weather radar system comprising an integrated radar antenna, the integrated radar antenna comprising a multi-layer circuit board comprising:a slotted array waveguide antenna, wherein the slotted array waveguide antenna comprises a substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) antenna;
radar transmitter electronics in signal communication with the slotted array waveguide antenna, wherein the radar transmit electronics, in conjunction with the slotted array waveguide antenna, are configured to output radar signals;
radar receiver electronics in signal communication with the slotted array waveguide antenna, wherein the radar receiver electronics are configured to receive from the slotted array waveguide antenna radar reflections corresponding to the outputted radar signals.

US Pat. No. 10,191,148

RADAR SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR MEASURING AZIMUTH THEREIN

MANDO CORPORATION, Pyeon...

1. A system for blocking a reflection signal from a ground surface or from an elevation angle direction, the system comprising:two or more main reception antennas configured to receive echo signals reflected from a target, and generate a main reception signal based on the received echo signals;
a single side lobe suppression antenna configured to receive a side lobe suppression reception signal reflected from the ground surface or from the elevation angle direction; and
a radar configured to
compare a magnitude of the main reception signal with a magnitude of the received side lobe suppression reception signal, and
calculate an azimuth angle of the target by using the received main reception signal when the magnitude of the main reception signal is larger than the magnitude of the side lobe suppression reception signal,
wherein the azimuth angle is calculated by using the speed of light, a measured phase difference of the received echo signals, a distance between the two or more main reception antennas, and a frequency of the main reception signal, and
wherein
each main reception antenna of the two or more main reception antennas includes a phase delay unit installed in a center of a line of the each main reception antenna, and configured to adjust, by using the phase delay unit, a first phase and a second phase of the received echo signals with reference to the center of the line of the each main reception antenna, to have the same phase, in the radar, and
the side lobe suppression antenna includes a vertical connection part installed in a center of a line of the side lobe suppression antenna, and configured to adjust, by using the vertical connection part, a first phase and a second phase of the side lobe suppression reception signal with reference to the center of the line of the side lobe suppression antenna, to have 180 degree phase difference, in the radar.

US Pat. No. 10,191,147

ULTRASOUND BASED CONFIGURATION DETECTION OF A MULTIPART ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:a first portion having an ultrasound emitter;
a second portion having an ultrasound sensor, the first portion and the second portion arranged to be movable with respect to each other thereby allowing distance between the ultrasound emitter and the ultrasound sensor to vary, wherein the first portion and the second portion are arranged to be foldable with respect to each other in a folding angle;
a measurement unit configured to measure current propagation delay of an ultrasound wave from the ultrasound emitter to the ultrasound sensor; and
a calculation unit configured to:
calculate current distance between the ultrasound emitter and the ultrasound sensor based on the measured current propagation delay of the ultrasound wave from the ultrasound emitter to the ultrasound sensor; and
determine a current folding angle based on the calculated current distance between the ultrasound emitter and the ultrasound sensor and further based on configuration information about the first portion and the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,191,143

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALIBRATING AN IQ MODULATOR

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method for calibrating an IQ modulator, the method comprising:a) setting one or more control values of the IQ modulator corresponding to a desired constellation point of a constellation diagram to generate an IQ modulating signal;
b) mixing the IQ modulating signal with a carrier signal to generate an IQ modulated transmit signal;
c) transmitting the IQ modulated transmit signal towards a predefined object at a predefined location;
d) receiving a reflection of the IQ modulated transmit signal from the predefined object;
e) mixing the received reflection of the IQ modulated transmit signal with the carrier signal to generate a down-converted receive signal;
f) comparing an amplitude and/or phase of the down-converted receive signal with the desired constellation point of the constellation diagram; and
g) adjusting the one or more control values of the IQ modulator until a deviation between the amplitude and/or phase of the down-converted receive signal and the desired constellation point falls below a predefined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,191,133

MR IMAGING USING MULTI-ECHO SEGMENTED K-SPACE ACQUISITION

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V, ...

1. A method of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of an object placed in an examination volume of a MR device, the method comprising the steps of:subjecting the object to a number of shots of a multi-echo imaging sequence, a train of echo signals being generated by each shot,
acquiring the echo signals, wherein each echo signal represents a k-space profile, wherein k-space is divided into a central k-space part and one or more peripheral k-space parts, wherein the central k-space part is sampled by a single shot of the multi-echo imaging sequence, and wherein the peripheral k-space parts are sampled by one or more further shots of the multi-echo sequence,
wherein sampling of the peripheral k-space parts starts at a position in k-space where the sampling of the central k-space part starts and/or the sampling of the peripheral k-space parts ends at a position in k-space where the sampling of the central k-space part ends,
wherein the k-space profiles acquired from adjacent positions in k-space have adjacent or identical echo index numbers, the echo index number indicating the position of each echo signal within the train of echo signals generated by each shot of the multi-echo imaging sequence, and
reconstructing a MR image from the k-space profiles.

US Pat. No. 10,191,132

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-SLICE IMAGING OF T2-RELAXATION TIME

BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MED...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method comprising:performing a first image acquisition module of a pulse sequence to acquire a first MR data from slices disposed at different locations in a region of interest (ROI) of an object, by applying, to each of the slices, a slice-selective magnetization preparation module and an imaging module, the slice-selective magnetization preparation module being executed with a first T2 preparation time having a first time echo;
performing a second image acquisition module of the pulse sequence, to acquire a second MR data from the slices disposed at the different locations of the ROI, by applying, to each of the slices, the slice-selective magnetization preparation module and the imaging module, the slice-selective magnetization preparation module being executed with a second T2 preparation time having a second time echo different from the first time echo;
generating a T2 map based on the first MR data and the second MR data; and
displaying the T2 map as a viewable medical image of the ROI.

US Pat. No. 10,191,129

OPERATING A MAGNETIC RESONANCE TOMOGRAPH

1. A method for operating a magnetic resonance tomograph having at least one receiving antenna, at least one converter device for analog/digital conversion, and a programmable computing device, the method comprising:generating, by the at least one converter device, digital measured values, the generating comprising digitizing an analog reception signal from the at least one receiving antenna, at least one analog signal derived from the analog reception signal, or a combination thereof;
adding, by a time-coding device, an item of time information that describes a recording time of the digital measured values to each of the digital measured values or to groups of digital measured values comprising a plurality of the digital measured values in order to generate a time-coded data stream; and
further processing, by the programmable computing device, the time-coded data stream.

US Pat. No. 10,191,128

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR LOOPS-OVER-LOOPS MRI COILS

Life Services, LLC, Minn...

1. An apparatus for receiving radio-frequency (RF) signals suitable for magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) from radio-frequency (RF) antenna loops that are overlapped and/or concentric, in order to receive signal and improve signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the received signal, the apparatus comprising:a substrate having a first major surface and a second major surface;
a plurality of pairs of RF antenna loops affixed to the substrate including:
a first pair of RF antenna loops,
a second pair of RF antenna loops, and
a third pair of RF antenna loops,
wherein each pair of RF antenna loops in the plurality of pairs of RF antenna loops includes a first RF antenna loop and a second RF antenna loop located such that a center point of the first antenna loop and a center point of the second antenna loop are both located on a single line perpendicular to a plane of the first RF antenna loop,
wherein the first pair of RF antenna loops and the second pair of RF antenna loops are partially overlapped with one another,
wherein the first pair of RF antenna loops and the third pair of RF antenna loops are partially overlapped with one another, and
wherein the second pair of RF antenna loops and the third pair of RF antenna loops are partially overlapped with one another;
a first plurality of pairs of RF receiver units affixed to the substrate including:
a first pair of RF receiver units connected to receive signals from the first pair of RF antenna loops,
a second pair of RF receiver units connected to receive signals from the second pair of RF antenna loops, and
a third pair of RF receiver units connected to receive signals from the third pair of RF antenna loops,
wherein each one of the first plurality of pairs of RF receiver units includes:
a first RF receiver unit operatively connected to the first RF antenna loop of the corresponding pair of RF antenna loops, and
a second RF receiver unit operatively connected to the second RF antenna loop of the corresponding pair of RF antenna loops; and
a first plurality of electronics units mounted on the substrate, wherein the first plurality of electronics units includes:
a first electronics unit connected to receive and add signals from the first pair of RF receiver units,
a second electronics unit connected to receive and add signals from the second pair of RF receiver units, and
a third electronics unit connected to receive and add signals from the third pair of RF receiver units, andwherein each one of the first plurality of electronics units adds the signals from the corresponding pair of RF receiver units in order to generate a decoded output signal that has improved SNR to form a first plurality of output signals;and
electronics operatively coupled to receive the first plurality of output signals from the first plurality of electronics units and configured to process the first plurality of output signals to generate MRI image slices of a patient being imaged.

US Pat. No. 10,191,125

SENSOR UNIT HAVING MAGNETIC SENSORS RESPECTIVELY INCLUDING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTPUT TERMINALS, AND MAGNETIC COLLECTOR MODULE INCLUDING THE SAME

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A sensor unit comprising:a plurality of magnetic sensors, each of which includes:
a magnetic sensing element, which senses a magnetic field;
an encapsulating portion, which encapsulates the magnetic sensing element;
a primary terminal group, which includes a plurality of terminals that project from a primary terminal forming part of the encapsulating portion, wherein the primary terminal forming part is one side of the encapsulating portion; and
a secondary terminal group, which includes a plurality of terminals that project from a secondary terminal forming part of the encapsulating portion, wherein the secondary terminal forming part is an opposite side of the encapsulating portion, which is opposite from the primary terminal forming part of the encapsulating portion about a center line centered between the primary terminal forming part and the secondary terminal forming part; and
a circuit board that has a common surface, to which the plurality of magnetic sensors is mounted, wherein:
among the plurality of magnetic sensors, two adjacent magnetic sensors, which are oriented in a common direction and arranged side by side such that the two adjacent magnetic sensors are placed one after another in a perpendicular direction, which is perpendicular to the center line of each of the two adjacent magnetic sensors and is parallel to a plane of the common surface of the circuit board, and the secondary terminal group of one of the two adjacent magnetic sensors is directly opposed to the primary terminal group of another one of the two adjacent magnetic sensors in the perpendicular direction;
the plurality of terminals of the primary terminal group of each of the plurality of magnetic sensors includes a primary output terminal configured to output an output signal generated based on a measurement value of the magnetic sensing element of the respective magnetic sensor;
the plurality of terminals of the secondary terminal group of each of the plurality of magnetic sensors includes a secondary output terminal configured to output the output signal such that both the primary and secondary output terminals output the output signal of that respective magnetic sensor; and
the primary output terminal and the secondary output terminal are placed asymmetrically to each other with respect to the center line centered between the primary terminal forming part and the secondary terminal forming part in each of the plurality of magnetic sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,191,122

PARAMETER IDENTIFICATION CIRCUIT, METHOD AND POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM APPLYING THE SAME

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A parameter identification circuit for a digital power converter having an inductor and a capacitor, the parameter identification circuit comprising:a) an inductor parameter circuit configured to receive an inductor current of said inductor, a capacitor voltage of said capacitor, a duty cycle in a start-up stage, and a predetermined inductor current, wherein said inductor parameter circuit is configured to obtain an inductor parameter according to an integrated value of said capacitor voltage, an integrated value of said duty cycle in said start-up stage, and said predetermined inductor current, when said inductor current rises to a level of said predetermined inductor current;
b) a capacitor parameter circuit configured to receive said inductor current, said capacitor voltage, and a predetermined capacitor voltage, wherein said capacitor parameter circuit is configured to obtain a capacitor parameter according to an integrated value of said inductor current and said predetermined capacitor voltage when said capacitor voltage rises to a level of said predetermined capacitor voltage; and
c) wherein said inductor parameter circuit is configured to obtain a product value by multiplying said integrated value of said duty cycle in said start-up stage by an input voltage, and to obtain a difference value by subtracting said integrated value of said capacitor voltage from said product value, wherein said inductor parameter is obtained by dividing said difference value by said predetermined inductor current.

US Pat. No. 10,191,121

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VOLTAGE REGULATOR SELF-BURN-IN TEST

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A computer-implemented method for enabling a self-burn-in test of a power supply device (PSD) that comprises a modulation controller and a plurality of power stages, comprising:sending a first signal to switch a specific power stage of the plurality of power stages to an On state;
sending at least one second signal to switch other power stage(s) of the plurality of power stages to a Tri-state, wherein the other power stage(s) functions as a load during a time period that the specific power stage is in the On state; and
collecting output voltage, output current and temperature data from the specific power stage.

US Pat. No. 10,191,120

APPARATUS FOR DETECTING DEFECT OF ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM

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

1. An apparatus for detecting a defect of an electric power system, the apparatus comprising:a first state signal output mechanism configured to output a first state signal corresponding to a magnetic force generated at a periphery of a line;
a second state signal output mechanism configured to output a second state signal based on a magnitude of a line current and an increase ratio thereof;
a defect determination mechanism configured to determine whether the electric power system is defective based on the first state signal and the second state signal; and
an optical signal conversion mechanism disposed between the first state signal output mechanism and the defect determination mechanism and configured to convert the first state signal into an optical signal when the first state signal is output from the first state signal output mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,191,119

INSPECTING APPARATUS AND INSPECTING METHOD FOR NONCONTACT POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An inspecting apparatus for a noncontact power transfer system that includes:a transmitting device including:
a first electrode and a second electrode, and
an alternating-current voltage generating circuit configured to apply an alternating-current voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode; and
a receiving device including:
a third electrode and a fourth electrode,
a receiving circuit configured to convert an alternating-current voltage generated between the third electrode and the fourth electrode to a direct-current voltage, and
a load circuit connected to the receiving circuit,
wherein the noncontact power transfer system is configured to transfer electric power from the transmitting device to the receiving device by a first coupling capacitance formed between the first electrode and the third electrode and a second coupling capacitance formed between the second electrode and the fourth electrode,
the inspecting apparatus comprising:
a coupling capacitance varying unit configured to vary at least one of the first coupling capacitance and the second coupling capacitance when the receiving device is positioned on the transmitting device; and
a monitoring circuit configured to monitor at least one of the alternating-current voltage generated between the third electrode and the fourth electrode of the receiving device, the direct-current voltage or a load current supplied to the load circuit, the alternating-current voltage generated between the first electrode and the second electrode of the transmitting device, and an input voltage or an input current of the alternating-current voltage generating circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,191,116

BATTERY TEST SYSTEM FOR PREDICTING BATTERY TEST RESULTS

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A battery testing system, comprising:a battery test computer comprising a tangible, non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a battery test management system implemented as one or more sets of instructions, wherein the battery test management system comprises a prediction module, a validation module, and a training module, and wherein the battery test computer comprises processing circuitry configured to execute the one or more sets of instructions;
a user interface communicatively coupled to the processing circuitry and configured to provide outputs to a user;
wherein the prediction module is configured predict a result of a standardized battery test conducted on a battery undergoing testing using less than all data required for the standardized battery test conducted on the battery undergoing testing to be completed, and to output, via the user interface, the predicted result and a confidence level associated with the predicted result;
wherein the validation module is configured to determine a validity of the predicted result using final test results from the standardized battery test conducted on the battery, and to output, via the user interface, a representation of the validity;
wherein the training module is configured to update training data using the validity generated by the validation module to update the prediction module;
wherein the prediction module comprises a battery test support vector machine (SVM) constructed using training data obtained from a plurality of battery samples, and the battery test SVM is a binary classification model configured to classify the battery undergoing testing into a pass category or a fail category based on a first feature and a second feature generated from battery test data obtained during the standardized battery test, and wherein the prediction module is configured to output, via the user interface, a plurality of predicted results of the standardized battery test for the battery at time intervals occurring before a full duration of the standardized battery test; and
wherein the standardized battery test simulates the normal operating conditions that would be experienced by the battery undergoing testing over an average lifetime of the particular type of the battery undergoing testing.

US Pat. No. 10,191,114

SYSTEM FOR ANALYSIS OF PARTIAL DISCHARGE DEFECTS OF GAS INSULATED SWITCHGEAR

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

1. A system for analysis of partial discharge defects of a gas insulated switchgear, comprising:a detecting sensor configured to sense a signal generated from the gas insulated switchgear;
one or more neighboring sensors arranged close to the detecting sensor, and configured to sense a signal generated from the periphery of the detecting sensor;
a controller configured to determine whether the signal sensed by the detecting sensor is a partial discharge signal or not, configured to calculate a partial discharge charge amount and the number of times of partial discharges based on a detection signal sensed by the neighboring sensor when the partial discharge signal is sensed; and
a display unit configured to display partial discharge signal information based on the partial discharge signal or detection signal information based on the detection signal, under control of the controller,
wherein if it is determined that the signal sensed by the detecting sensor is the partial discharge signal,
the controller controls the display unit to display the partial discharge signal information based on the partial discharge signal and the detection signal information based on the detection signal when the partial discharge charge amount and the number of times of partial discharges are more than reference values, and
the controller controls the display unit to display only the partial discharge signal information based on the partial discharge signal when the partial discharge charge amount and the number of times of partial discharges are less than the reference values.

US Pat. No. 10,191,105

METHOD FOR MAKING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING THRESHOLD VOLTAGE MEASUREMENT CIRCUITRY

ATOMERA INCORPORATED, Lo...

1. A method for making a semiconductor device comprising:forming active circuitry on a substrate and comprising a plurality of differential transistor pairs; and
forming threshold voltage test circuitry on the substrate and comprising
a pair of differential test transistors replicating the differential transistor pairs within the active circuitry, each test transistor having a respective input and output, and
at least one gain stage configured to amplify a difference between the outputs of the differential test transistors for measuring a threshold voltage thereof;
wherein the plurality of differential transistor pairs and the pair of differential test transistors each comprises spaced apart source and drain regions, a channel region extending between the source and drain regions, and a gate overlying the channel region;
wherein each of the channel regions comprises a superlattice, the superlattice comprising a plurality of stacked groups of layers with each group of layers comprising a plurality of stacked base semiconductor monolayers defining a base semiconductor portion and at least one non-semiconductor monolayer thereon constrained within a crystal lattice of adjacent base semiconductor portions.

US Pat. No. 10,191,104

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INSPECTION DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INSPECTION METHOD

HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.,...

1. A system for inspecting a semiconductor device serving as a device under test, the system comprising:a light source configured to generate light to be irradiated to the semiconductor device;
a tester configured to apply a test signal to the semiconductor device;
a light detector configured to detect the light reflected by the semiconductor device and output a detection signal;
a first analyzer configured to measure first phase information;
a second analyzer configured to measure second phase information;
a time base signal generator electrically coupled to the first analyzer and the second analyzer and configured to generate a time base signal and input the time base signal to the first analyzer and the second analyzer; and
a computer electrically coupled to the first analyzer and the second analyzer and configured to determine phase information at a predetermined frequency based on the first phase information and the second phase information,
wherein the detection signal is input to at least one of the first analyzer and the second analyzer.

US Pat. No. 10,191,098

ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENT DEVICE

1. An electronic measurement device, comprising:a signal generation unit, which is configured to generate a signal that is applied to an input node of a device under test;
a controlling unit which is configured to control the signal generation unit in that the generated signal is at least adjustable in its signal frequency;
a sweeping unit, which obtains a predefined start frequency value, a predefined stop frequency value, and a predefined step-width value to adjust a signal frequency of the generated signal that is applied to the input node of the device under test; and
at least a receiving unit, wherein the receiving unit retrieves a signal from an output node of the device under test in time domain and has a broadband input bandwidth,
wherein a high impedance probe is applied to an input node of the receiving unit,
wherein the electronic measurement device is configured to perform a normalization procedure prior to a comparing step in order to avoid the influence of one or more internal errors of the electronic measuring device, and
wherein the normalization procedure comprises the following steps:
shorting of an appropriate signal probe that is connected to the receiving unit for retrieving the signal from the output node of the device under test;
stepwise adjusting a signal value of the generated signal;
measuring the retrieved signal with the shorted probe; and
storing a measured value for each adjusted signal value.

US Pat. No. 10,191,097

SQUARE-WAVE-BASED IMPEDANCE ANALYSIS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An impedance analyzer to analyze the impedance of a device under test (DUT) over a range of frequencies, the impedance analyzer comprising:a microcontroller to generate a first square wave signal at a first frequency;
parallel signal transmission paths between the microcontroller and the DUT, each parallel path to transmit one of the first square wave signal or a square wave signal based on the first square wave signal, the parallel paths comprising:
a first path comprising a first anti-aliasing filter for filtering the first square wave signal to remove frequencies higher than a first filter frequency, the first path to deliver the first square wave signal to the DUT; and
a second path comprising a clock synthesizer integrated circuit (IC), separate from the microcontroller, to generate a second square wave signal, based on the first square wave signal, at a second frequency, the second path further comprising a second anti-aliasing filter for filtering the second square wave signal to remove second frequencies higher than a second filter frequency, the second filter frequency being higher than the first filter frequency; and
a path selection switch controllable by the microcontroller to select one of the parallel paths.

US Pat. No. 10,191,092

TIME DOMAIN MEASURING METHOD WITH CALIBRATION IN THE FREQUENCY RANGE

1. A method for determining an electric voltage u(t) and/or an electric current i(t) of a RF signal on an electric cable in a calibration plane that compensates for distortions based on input signal reflections, said method comprising:electrically connecting a time domain measuring device to a device under test, said time domain measuring device having measuring inputs which distort parameters to be measured as a result of input signal reflections;
connecting the device under test electrically with the calibration plane;
electrically connecting a directional coupler to the time domain measuring device;
decoupling a first component v3(t) of a first RF signal which, starting out from a signal input, runs in the direction of the calibration plane through the directional coupler feeding said first component into the time domain measuring device at a first measuring input and measured there;
decoupling a second component v4(t) of a second RF signal which, starting out from the calibration plane, runs in the direction of the signal input through the directional coupler;
feeding said second component into the time domain measuring device at a second measuring input and measured there;
transforming the signal components v3(t), v4(t), by a first mathematical operation, into the frequency domain as wave quantities V3(f) and V4;
determining absolute wave quantities a2 and b2 in the frequency domain in the calibration plane from the wave quantities V3(f) and V4(f) using calibration parameters (e00,r, e01,r, e10,r, e11,r);
converting absolute wave quantities a2 and b2, by a second mathematical operation, into the electric voltage u(t) and/or the electric current i(t) of the RF signal in the time domain in the calibration plane;
wherein the calibration parameters link the wave quantities V3(f) and V4(f) mathematically with the absolute wave quantities a2 and b2 in the calibration plane,
wherein the first measuring input of the time domain measuring device has a reflection coefficient ?3?0 and/or the second measuring input of the time domain measuring device has a reflection coefficient ?4?0,
determining the calibration parameters (e00,r, e01,r, e10,r, e11,r are determined, with the aid of a calibration device, in relation to the frequency f and in relation to a reflection coefficient of at least one of the measuring inputs of the time domain measuring device; and
determining the wave quantities a2 and b2 in the measuring step from the wave quantities V3(f) and V4(f) using the calibration parameters (e00,r(?3, ?4), e01,r(?3, ?4), e10,r(?3, ?4), e11,r(?3, ?4));
connecting the signal input of the directional coupler during the calibration step with a first measuring port S1;
connecting the first measuring output of the directional coupler with a second measuring port S3;
connecting the second measuring output of the directional coupler with a third measuring port S4 of the calibration device; and
connecting one or more measuring standards with known reflection coefficients to a signal output of the directional coupler connected with the calibration plane S2;
wherein the calibration parameters (e00,r, e01,r, e10,r, e11,r) link the wave quantity b3 running in at the second measuring port S3 and the wave quantity b4 running in at the third measuring port S4 with the wave quantities b2, a2 running in and out in the calibration plane (14, S2) as follows:
wherein the scattering parameters Sxy (x=1-4, y=1-4) of the scattering matrix S of the four-port with the ports S1, S2, S3, S4, in particular of the directional coupler together with input cables, are determined with the aid of the calibration apparatus, wherein the calibration parameters e00,r, e01,r, e10,r, e11,r in relation to the reflection coefficients of the time domain measuring device ?3 ?4 are determined from the scattering parameters Sxy, wherein the calibration parameters are determined from the scattering parameters as follows:wherein the scattering parameters Sxy are determined through measurement of the values b1/a1, b3/a3, b4/a4, b3/a1 or b1/a3, b4/a1 or b1/a4, b4/a3 or b3/a4 at the measuring ports S1, S3, S4 of the calibration device, wherein in each case preferably the measuring standards Match (M), Open (O), Short (S) with the known reflection coefficients ?M, ?O, ?S are connected as devices under test in the calibration plane S2, where a1, a3, a4 are wave quantities running in at the respective measuring ports S1, S3, S4 and b1, b3, b4 are wave quantities running out at the respective measuring ports S1, S3, S4, and wherein the scattering parameters Sxy are determined by means of the following equations:where:?DUT is the known reflection coefficient of the calibration standard used during the measurement:
are the bx/ay measurable at the measuring ports S1, S3, S4; and
where ?O, ?S, ?M are known reflection coefficients of the calibration standards Open (O), Short (S) and Match (M), and are the bx/ay measurable at the measuring ports with connected calibration standard K.

US Pat. No. 10,191,091

CIRCUIT BOARD WITH IMPLANTED OPTICAL CURRENT SENSOR

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A circuit board with a conductor path having a recess which is arranged along the conductor path such that the conductor path is interrupted, an implant with a left, right, lower and upper edge being arranged in the recess, the circuit board comprising:a conductor arranged in the implant which, with the implant inserted, closes the conductor path separated by the recess, the implant having a first optical layer and a second optical layer and the conductor being arranged between the first and the second optical layers, and the first and the second optical layer each having at least one light-conducting structure with a first end and a second end;
a light-conductor arranged in a right edge region of the implant in which respective second ends of the light-conducting structures are located such that light fed in at the first end of the light-conducting structure of the first optical layer is deflected to the second end of the light-conducting structure of the second optical layer and such that a beam path of the light encompasses the conductor;
an optical transmitter; and
an optical receiver with evaluator;
wherein the optical transmitter and optical receiver form a fiber optic current sensor for current measurement of a current flowing through the conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,191,090

POWER TRANSFORMERS USING OPTICAL CURRENT SENSORS

ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD, B...

1. A method for monitoring a connection condition of a standby power transformer, comprising:measuring a current flowing through a high voltage side of the standby power transformer using at least one optical current sensor disposed proximate to a current flow path of the high voltage side;
using a comb filter to filter the current;
determining, by using a detection logic, whether the filtered current is less than a predetermined threshold value; and
generating, by using the detection logic, an alarm indication that the high voltage side of the standby power transformer is unconnected to a power supply when the filtered current is determined to be less than the predetermined threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,191,089

CURRENT SENSING ASSEMBLY EMPLOYING MAGNETIC SENSORS

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A current sensing assembly comprising:a conductor having a first curled portion and a second curled portion, the first curled portion being arranged such that current flowing in a first direction through the conductor flows through the first curled portion in a clockwise direction and the second curled portion being arranged such that current flowing in the first direction through the conductor flows through the second curled portion in a counter-clockwise direction; and
a sensor assembly including a first magnetic sensor disposed in the first curled portion and a second magnetic sensor disposed in the second curled portion.

US Pat. No. 10,191,088

INTERCONNECT SENSOR PLATFORM WITH ENERGY HARVESTING

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a housing;
a plurality of power and signal line conductors passing through the housing;
an energy harvesting device, a power controller device and a DC power source provided in the housing, the energy harvesting device inductively coupled to at least one of the plurality of power and signal line conductors, the at least one of the plurality of power and signal line conductors through the energy harvesting device providing energy to the power controller device and the DC power source;
the power controller device having instructions programmed thereon or implemented in the integrated circuit for controlling a flow of power between the energy harvesting device, the DC power source, and a microcontroller;
at least one sensor device in electrical communication with the microcontroller, the at least one sensor device provided in the housing and arranged to detect at least one parameter within the housing and communicate at least one parameter to the microcontroller; and
an output communication channel provided in the housing for communicating data from the microcontroller associated with at least one sensor device.

US Pat. No. 10,191,086

POWER DETECTION CIRCUIT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an inverter coupled to a first power supply, wherein the inverter is configured to generate a signal dependent upon a second power supply; and
a latch configured to:
store a first value dependent upon a first voltage level of the second power supply and a first value of the signal; and
store a second value dependent upon a second voltage level of the second power supply and a second value of the signal, wherein the second value of the signal is different from the first value of the signal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,083

MAGNETIC SHIELDED PROBE CARD

1. A method of forming an integrated circuit die, comprising:providing a semiconductor wafer that includes more than one of said integrated circuit die;
testing said semiconductor wafer that includes said more than one of said integrated circuit die using a probe card; and
singulating the wafer to form said integrated circuit die;
said probe card comprising:
a mechanical support fixture having an inner aperture with a plurality of probes secured to said fixture that include probe tips that extend into said inner aperture for contacting probe pads on die of a wafer to be probed, and
at least one magnetic shield comprising a magnetic material that at least substantially surrounds a projected volume over an area that encloses said probe tips of said probes,
wherein said magnetic material has a relative magnetic permeability between 800 and 5,000.

US Pat. No. 10,191,082

CARBON NANOTUBE PROBES AND STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MEASUREMENT

1. A scanning probe system comprising:a rigid probe subassembly configured for translation;
a tip end nanotube subassembly wherein the tip end nanotube subassembly
is mounted directly to the rigid probe subassembly without an intervening cantilever,
is configured for vibration, and
comprises a multi-wall nanotube having multiple coaxial nanotube walls of different diameters wherein at least one of the walls can slide relative to the other to provide a configuration having a stepped diameter, and wherein each of the walls has a resonant frequency different from a resonant frequency of each other of the walls; and
a motion producing means acting on all or some portions of the nanotube subassembly to induce vibration in the nanotube subassembly in a direction transverse to an axis of the multi-wall nanotube, wherein the motion producing means is operable to induce the vibration at different frequencies including the resonant frequencies of different ones of the walls.

US Pat. No. 10,191,077

DIRECTIONAL DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE DETECTOR

1. A device for detecting a directional differential pressure between two spaces, comprising:an elongated conduit arranged to be coupled with a wall separating the two spaces, the conduit having openings at opposite ends that permit fluid flow between the two spaces through the conduit, wherein the conduit comprises a first portion and a second portion operatively engaged with one another to provide length adjustability of the conduit; and
at least one movable element disposed within the conduit adapted to be moved from one region of the conduit toward an opposing region in response to the differential pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,191,076

AIRFLOW SENSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Board of Trustees of the ...

1. An airflow sensing system, comprising:a first cantilever having a first beam, wherein a bluff body is formed at an end of the first beam for generating aerodynamic forces in response to an airflow;
a second cantilever having a second beam, wherein a second bluff body is formed at an end of the second beam for generating aerodynamic forces in response to the airflow;
a first piezoelectric element positioned on the first cantilever and configured to provide a first electrical signal indicative of a vibration of the first cantilever;
a second piezoelectric element positioned on the second cantilever and configured to provide a second electrical signal indicative of a vibration of the second cantilever;
a control element coupled to the first and second piezoelectric elements and configured to receive the first and second electrical signals, the control element further configured to determine, based on the first and second electrical signals, a velocity of an airflow causing each of the first and second cantilevers to vibrate;
an output device configured to provide an output based on the velocity; and
a shield positioned adjacent to the first cantilever for shielding the first beam from the airflow.

US Pat. No. 10,191,075

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO DETECT DIRECTION AND VELOCITY OF MOVEMENT OF EQUIPMENT BY USING SINGLE SENSOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus to detect a direction or a velocity of movement of equipment, the apparatus comprising:a sensor; and
a processor unit configured to:
measure an area of a region of the equipment overlapping a specific region of the sensor as the equipment moves adjacent to the sensor, using the sensor,
determine a voltage value corresponding to the measured area of the region of the equipment,
determine whether one of a first interrupt and a second interrupt occurs, the first interrupt occurring when the determined voltage value reaches a threshold value and the second interrupt occurring when a preset amount of time passes from a time when the sensor starts operating, and
determine a direction or a velocity of the movement of the equipment by using voltage information at times when the first interrupt or the second interrupt occurs and voltage information at a predetermined time before the times when the first interrupt or the second interrupt occurs,
wherein the processor comprises a second calculator to calculate the velocity of the movement of the equipment when the second interrupt occurs, and
wherein the second calculator calculates the velocity of the movement of the equipment by using a combination of a voltage value at a predetermined time before a time when the second interrupt occurs, a voltage value at a time when the second interrupt occurs, the predetermined time, a difference between a maximum value and a minimum value of the converted voltage value, and a length of the equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,191,073

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING AT LEAST ONE SAMPLE

Roche Diagnostics Operati...

1. An apparatus for processing at least one sample, the apparatus comprising:a processing chamber;
a first input for inputting at least a first vessel into the processing chamber;
a second input for inputting at least a second vessel into the processing chamber, wherein the second input is different from the first input;
a rotor, wherein the rotor is formed as a segment of a cylinder, the rotor comprising at least a first compartment located at a first angular position along the rotor cylinder for receiving the first vessel from the first input and a second compartment located at a second angular position along the rotor cylinder for receiving the second vessel from the second input;
a gripping device adapted to at least grip the first vessel and to transport the first vessel from the first input to the first compartment of the rotor; and
a pipetting device adapted to at least pipette a sample from the first vessel and/or the second vessel, wherein the rotor is rotatable at least between a first processing position, at which the first vessel is transportable to the first compartment of the rotor by the gripping device, a second processing position, at which the second vessel is loadable into the second compartment of the rotor from the second input, and a third processing position, at which the sample of the first vessel and/or the second vessel is aspiratable by the pipetting device.

US Pat. No. 10,191,072

REAGENT AND SAMPLE HANDLING DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC TESTING SYSTEM

Abbott Laboratories, Abb...

1. An apparatus comprising:a loading platform of a diagnostic analyzer, the loading platform having a slot to receive a carrier;
a sensor to detect a presence of the carrier in the slot, the sensor including:
an arm pivotably coupled to the loading platform, the arm extending at least partially into the slot, the arm pivoted when the carrier is disposed in the slot and engages the arm; and
an optical detector to detect a position of the arm and determine a presence or absence of the carrier based on the position of the arm; and
a status indicator that provides a first display when the carrier is not present in the slot and provides a second display when the sensor detects the carrier in the slot.

US Pat. No. 10,191,061

MICROWAVE-ASSISTED HEADSPACE LIQUID-PHASE MICROEXTRACTION OF AN ANALYTE

King Fahd University of P...

1. A method for extracting an analyte in a sample comprising:microwave-heating and agitating the sample and a solution in a microwave extraction assembly comprising:
a microwave extraction vial with a bottom portion and a headspace portion and
a porous membrane bag located in the headspace portion of the microwave extraction vial, said porous membrane bag encapsulating a liquid-phase extraction medium, wherein the sample and solution are disposed in the bottom portion, the porous membrane bag does not contact the sample and the solution, the porous membrane bag and the headspace portion are also subjected to the microwave-heating, and the microwave-heating and agitating produces a vapor in the headspace portion; and
extracting the analyte from the vapor to produce a vapor extract within the liquid-phase extraction medium.

US Pat. No. 10,191,060

FUNCTIONALIZED CHROMOPHORIC POLYMER DOTS AND BIOCONJUGATES THEREOF

University of Washington,...

1. A functionalized chromophoric polymer dot (Pdot) comprising:a core and a cap, wherein said core comprises a chromophoric polymer, and said cap comprises a functionalization agent bearing one or more reactive functional groups, with the proviso that less than 100% of the cap is an organo silicate and the proviso that said cap does not encapsulate said core.

US Pat. No. 10,191,054

MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE FOR FULL BLOOD COUNT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A microfluidic device for performing a full blood count from a whole blood sample from a finger-prick, the full blood count including measurements of white blood cell differential count, platelet count, red blood cell counts and hemoglobin, the microfluidic device comprising:a first inlet for providing the whole blood sample;
a second inlet for providing a first lysis agent to count white blood cells, the second inlet being located downstream from the first inlet and being connected to a first junction;
a third inlet for providing a quench solution, the third inlet being located downstream from the second inlet and being connected to a second junction;
a first pair of channels connected to and split from the first inlet and meeting at the first junction,
a second pair of channels connected to and split from the third inlet and meeting at the second junction;
a first snake mixing stage configured to mix the first lysis agent and the whole blood sample, the first snake mixing stage being located between the second and third inlets;
a second snake mixing stage configured to mix the quench solution and the mixture of the first lysis agent and the whole blood sample mixed at the first snake mixing stage, the second snake mixing stage being serially connected to the first snake mixing stage and located downstream from the first snake mixing stage and the third inlet, wherein an input of the first snake mixing stage is connected to the first junction, to the second inlet and to the first pair of channels, and wherein an output of the first snake mixing stage is connected to the second junction, to an input of the second snake mixing stage, and to the second pair of channels for providing the quench solution to the input of the second snake mixing stage from the second pair of channels split from the third inlet and meeting at the second junction; and
a channel for providing a second lysis agent to measure the hemoglobin, the channel including a fourth inlet located downstream from the first inlet for providing the second lysis agent into the channel to measure the hemoglobin.

US Pat. No. 10,191,044

FLUSHABLE TEST STRIP

1. A diagnostic test strip comprising:a length and a width, wherein the length is greater than the width;
a substrate layer, wherein the substrate layer comprises a material that is water-soluble or water-dispersible;
a first hydrophobic coating; and
a plurality of reaction pads wherein each of the plurality of reaction pads comprises a reagent that participates in a chemical reaction in the presence of an analyte, wherein each of the plurality of reaction pads comprise a liquid absorbent material, and wherein the first hydrophobic coating is between the first side of the substrate layer and the plurality of reaction pads,
wherein a vertical cross-section of the reaction pads comprises at least two sides that are slanted relative to a vertical axis.

US Pat. No. 10,191,042

CORE-SHELL NANOPARTICLES WITH MULTIPLE CORES AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THEM

The Research Foundation f...

1. Core-shell nanoparticles, each core-shell nanoparticle comprising:a shell containing a gold-silver mixture;
a plurality of discrete, nonconcentric, cores containing an iron-cobalt mixture, each core being within and surrounded by said shell; and
a ligand cap over said shell.

US Pat. No. 10,191,041

DETECTION OF ANALYTES USING METAL NANOPARTICLE PROBES AND DYNAMIC LIGHT SCATTERING

University of Central Flo...

1. An assay method for the detection of an analyte, said method comprising:providing a plurality of probes, said probes comprising metal nanoparticles;
contacting a sample solution suspected of including at least one analyte with said plurality of probes to form an assay solution, wherein in a presence of said analyte, a portion of said probes in said assay solution become aggregated nanoparticles;
directing light toward said assay solution; and
obtaining dynamic light scattering (DLS) data from said assay solution using dynamic light scattering, wherein said DLS data indicates a change in average particle size and/or a change in particle size distribution when said analyte is present in said solution; and
quantifying a concentration of the analyte based on the DLS data.

US Pat. No. 10,191,031

SYSTEM AND METHODS ESTIMATION OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND SIZE OF LIGHT-SCATTERING PARTICLES IN MATERIALS

The General Hospital Corp...

21. A method for determining a viscoelastic modulus of a sample with the use of an optical system, the method comprising:acquiring, with an optical detector, optical data representing time evolution of a speckle associated with light-scattering particles of the sample irradiated with light from a light source;
determining an average size of said light-scattering particles based on an angle-dependent pattern of a diffuse remittance profile (DRP) derived from acquired optical data;
calculating, with a programmable processor, a value of mean square displacement (MSD) of the light-scattering particles and a mechanical property of the sample from the acquired optical data, said MSD being a function of said size; and
estimating, with the programmable processor and from said angle-dependent pattern, an experimentally-determined value of a ratio of a first normalized irradiance to a second normalized irradiance, the first and second normalized irradiances being defined by said angle-dependent pattern at first and second values of an angle, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,191,029

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO EXTEND THE CONDITIONS OF APPLICATION OF AN INVERSION OF THE HODGKIN-HUXLEY GATING MODEL

1. A method to quantify a steady state functions of voltage of a gating variable of a Hodgkin Huxley formalism of a cell comprising the steps of:providing an electrophysiology apparatus configured to provide a voltage difference across a cell membrane of a cell and to measure a current through said cell membrane and a computer configured to run one or more processes including an inversion process of a set of underlying ordinary differential equations of a Hodgkin-Huxley model wherein said inversion process is defined by the equation:
where va ,vb:are time interval of application of the conditioning voltage of a C-step voltage clamp stimulation, i: indexes the gating variables of an Hodgkin-Huxley formalism, yc(i)(v): ith gating variable, i ? [0,1], evaluated at the end of the conditioning pulse of voltage uC and time interval of its application either va or vb, sC(i),sH(i) steady state function of voltage of each gating variable evaluated at the conditioning (uC), and holding s(uH) voltages respectively, of a C-Step voltage clamp stimulation protocol;applying said voltage difference across said cell membrane according to each protocol, and in any order:
a H-step voltage clamp stimulation protocol, and
a C-step voltage clamp stimulation protocol comprising:
applying a fixed holding voltage uH, followed by applying successive conditioning pulses at a plurality of stepped conditioning voltages uC and time intervals of application, va and vb, of the conditioning voltage, following each step of said steps of conditioning pulses, applying a test voltage uT during which test voltage a test current is measured, and wherein said plurality of stepped conditioning voltage uC are higher voltage than said fixed holding voltage uH,
identifying a voltage range RC of said stepped conditioning voltage uC where the channel exhibits measurable and independent currents during the test pulse, with changes of conditioning voltage uc and time intervals va, vb;
For a first time interval of application of said conditioning voltage va, estimating a first yC(i)(va) based on said inversion process, and changing said conditioning voltage and repeating said step of applying until the voltage range RC is found, where measured currents during the test pulse are measurable and independent from one another when the conditioning voltage and its time interval of application are changed;
for a second time interval of application of uC, vb, repeating said step of estimating to estimate a second different yC(i)(vb);
calculating a voltage dependence of the steady state functions sC(i) by solving for the zeros of said objective function, using first yC(i)(va) and second yC(i)(vb);
generating a data set as a solution of said set of underlying ordinary differential equations, said data set comprising a set of said voltage difference, and a measured current from said H-step voltage clamp stimulation protocol and said C-step voltage clamp stimulation protocol; and
estimating by said inversion process a set of gating parameters comprising a steady state as a function of voltage based on said data set to quantify said steady state function of voltage of a gating variable an Hodgkin Huxley formalism channel availability of said cell.

US Pat. No. 10,191,026

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SUGAR CONTENT DETECTOR

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A fruit and vegetable sugar content detector, comprising:a measurement electrode unit comprising two measurement electrodes capable of being inserted into a to-be-detected fruit or vegetable, one end of one of the two measurement electrodes being connected to one end of the other one of the two measurement electrodes;
a resistance detection circuit connected to the measurement electrode unit and configured to detect a resistance between the two measurement electrodes;
a processor connected to the resistance detection circuit and configured to determine, in accordance with the detected resistance between the two measurement electrodes, a sugar content of the to-be-detected fruit or vegetable, and generate sugar content indication information, a storage connected to the processor and configured to store therein a correspondence between the resistance and the sugar content, wherein the processor is configured to inquire the correspondence stored in the storage in accordance with the detected resistance between the measurement electrodes, and determine the sugar content of the to-be-detected fruit or vegetable, wherein the measurement electrodes are each of a cylindrical shape, and a cross section of each measurement electrode has a diameter within a range from 5 ?m to 15 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,191,023

GAS-MEASURING DEVICE

1. A sensor unit for detecting a gas, the sensor unit comprising:a measuring channel;
a gas inlet for introducing environmental gas into the measuring channel;
a gas outlet for removing the environmental gas from the measuring channel;
a shut off valve operatively connected to one of the gas inlet and the gas outlet and configured to close the measuring channel at said one of the gas inlet and the gas outlet;
a pump unit operatively connected to another of the gas inlet and the gas outlet and configured to evacuate environmental gas from the measuring channel by generating a vacuum therein and to close the measuring channel at said other of the gas inlet and the gas outlet, whereby with the shut off valve and the pump unit closing the gas inlet and the gas outlet, the measuring channel is pressure-tight with respect to environmental gas;
a gas sensor operatively connected to the measuring channel for detecting the gas in the environmental gas; and
a heating unit for heating the gas sensor, wherein the sensor unit is configured to be operated in a measuring mode and in a regeneration mode, wherein the measuring channel is evacuated and the gas sensor is heated in the regeneration mode; and
a control unit controlling an operation state of each of the shut off valve, the pump unit and the heating unit and switching over from the regeneration mode to the measuring mode including deactivating the pump unit and the heating element and opening the gas inlet and the gas outlet and switching over from the measuring mode to the regeneration mode including closing the gas inlet and the gas outlet and activating the pump unit and the heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,191,021

METHOD FOR ESTIMATING A TEMPERATURE OF A TRANSISTOR

1. A method for estimating junction temperature or die temperature of a transistor of an inverter system, the method comprising:measuring, by a detector, turn-off change in voltage with respect to change in time between a collector and emitter of a transistor in a phase of an inverter;
measuring, by the detector, peak voltage of the transistor between the collector and the emitter, where the measuring of peak voltage of the transistor between the collector and the emitter is triggered by a drop in a voltage applied to a base or a gate of the transistor in an active state; and where upon the triggering the peak voltage of a transient spike in a collector voltage of the transistor is measured via a series of cascaded multimode diodes and a resistive voltage divider;
determining, by an electronic data processor, intermediate parameters of turn-off current, the turn-on current and on-state voltage drop based on the turn-off voltage change and the peak voltage;
determining, by the data processor, the power loss or energy loss for one switching cycle of the transistor based on the turn-off current, the turn-on current and on-state voltage drop between the collector and emitter of the transistor; and
estimating, by the data processor, an associated average junction or die temperature for the transistor over the switching cycle based on the determined energy loss, observed inverter system temperature and thermal characteristic of the inverter system, where an inverter system temperature sensor measures a coolant temperature in a coolant system for cooling the inverter or a housing temperature of an inverter housing.

US Pat. No. 10,191,019

VACUUM-ASSISTED IN-NEEDLE CAPPLICARY ADSORPTION TRAP WITH MULTIWALLED POLYANILINE/CARBON NANOTUBE NANOCOMPOSITE SORBENT

1. A vacuum-assisted in-needle capillary adsorption trap (VA-INACT) system comprising:a first needle including a first end and a second end and a side aperture positioned between the first end and the second end, and the side aperture being configured to provide access to an interior space of the needle;
a second needle placed adjacent to the first needle and including a first end and a second end;
a sorbent coated between the second end and the side aperture within the interior space of the first needle and configured to entrap an analyte attached to a sample placed within a sample vial;
a vacuum flask including a first opening and a second opening and configured to house the sample vial;
a first cover configured to cover an opening of the sample vial;
a second cover configured to cover the first opening of vacuum flask and including three apertures, a first of the three apertures configured to receive the first needle within an interior space of the extraction vial, a second of the three apertures configured to receive the second needle within the interior space of the extraction vial, and a third of the three apertures configured to receive a wire for opening the first cover of the sample vial;
a peristaltic pump including an inlet and an outlet respectively coupled to the second ends of the first and second needles and configured to circulate the extracted analyte though the first needle and the second needle to improve analyte adsorption on the sorbent inside the first needle; and
a vacuum device configured to evacuate the interior space of the vacuum flask and improve the efficiency of the extracting the analyte, wherein:
the vacuum device includes a valve, a vacuum trap and a vacuum pump,
the vacuum flask is coupled to the vacuum trap via a connection tube,
the connection tube connect the vacuum trap to the second opening of the vacuum flask,
the vacuum pump is in communication with the vacuum trap and the vacuum flask and is configured to provide a vacuum within the interior space of the vacuum flask, and
the valve configured to operate between an open position and a closed position, wherein in the closed position the valve disables the communication between the vacuum pump and the vacuum flask and in the open position the valve enables the communication between the vacuum pump and the vacuum flask.

US Pat. No. 10,191,017

DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTIC CALCULATION APPARATUS AND ITS METHOD FOR MACHINE TOOL

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. An apparatus calculating a dynamic characteristic of a machine tool that executes an interrupted machining of a workpiece by moving a rotational tool having one or plural tool tips relative to the workpiece comprising:a vibration detector configured to detect a vibration property of said rotational tool mounted on the machine tool when said rotational tool is excited to vibrate by a target member prior to the interrupted machining of the workpiece; and
a processor configured to:
calculate a natural frequency of said rotational tool mounted on the machine tool on a basis of said detected vibration property,
replace a pre-excitation natural frequency stored in a memory with said calculated natural frequency, said pre-excitation frequency being determined based on constructional information of said machine tool before said rotation tool is excited to vibrate by the target member, and
generate a command for said machine tool to change a rotational velocity of said rotational tool in said interrupted machining based upon said calculated natural frequency, wherein
said machine tool includes a driving device configured to move said rotational tool relative to said workpiece; and
said rotational tool is excited to vibrate, prior to the interrupted machining of the workpiece, by contacting said rotational tool with said target member mounted on said machine tool without use of man power by driving said driving device without said rotational tool being rotated, or
said rotational tool is excited to vibrate prior to the interrupted machining of the workpiece by contacting said rotational tool with said target member by driving said driving device while said rotational tool is rotated in a counter rotational direction against a rotational direction of the tool when machining.

US Pat. No. 10,191,006

HUMIDITY SENSOR

ABLIC INC., (JP)

1. A humidity sensor, comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
an insulating film formed on a surface of the semiconductor substrate;
a plurality of first electrodes and a plurality of second electrodes, both formed on the insulating film and arranged so that each of the plurality of first electrodes is adjacent to one of the plurality of second electrodes in each of four directions of up, down, right, and left when viewed in plan view, while each of the plurality of second electrodes is adjacent to one of the plurality of first electrodes in each of four directions of up, down, right, and left when viewed in plan view, except in a perimeter of the arrangement;
a first metal wiring completely embedded in the insulating film and electrically connecting, through a via, one of the plurality of first electrodes to another one of the plurality of first electrodes;
a second metal wiring completely embedded in the insulating film and electrically connecting, through a via, one of the plurality of second electrodes to another one of the plurality of second electrodes; and
a humidity sensitive film formed on the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,191,004

MICROCANTILEVER BASED SELECTIVE VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) SENSORS AND METHODS

University of South Carol...

1. A system for identifying a volatile organic compound; the system comprising:a fluid flow path configured for carrying a volatile organic compound;
a power source configured for supplying a driving voltage; and
a triangular microcantilever held in electrical communication with the power source, the microcantilever comprising a first arm extending from a base, a second arm extending from the base, and a tip at a junction of the first arm and the second arm, the first arm having a cross section that decreases in size with a first regular taper, the first regular taper beginning at the base and extending to the tip, the second arm having a cross section that decreases in size with a second regular taper, the second regular taper beginning at the base and extending to the tip, the tip being in the fluid flow path, wherein upon contact between the microcantilever and the volatile organic compound in conjunction with application of the driving voltage to the microcantilever, the first arm exhibits a first electrical resistance, the second arm exhibits a second electrical resistance, and the tip exhibits a third electrical resistance, the third electrical resistance differing from the first and second electrical resistances.

US Pat. No. 10,191,001

CONVEYOR-BELT SYSTEM FOR MEASURING CONDITIONS THAT VARY THE RESONANT FREQUENCY OF A RESONANT CIRCUIT

Laitram, L.L.C., Harahan...

1. A conveyor belt comprising:an endless belt body;
a plurality of resonant circuits disposed at sensor positions in the endless belt body, each of the resonant circuits including:
an inductor; and
a capacitor connected to the inductor to form the resonant circuit with a resonant frequency determined by the inductance of the inductor and the capacitance of the capacitor;
a plurality of capacitor plates, wherein each of the resonant circuits is connected to one or more capacitor plates to capacitively couple the resonant circuit through one or more stationary capacitor plates external to the conveyor belt;
wherein at least one of the inductance of the inductor and the capacitance of the capacitor is varied by a varying condition affecting the conveyor belt.

US Pat. No. 10,190,999

NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE AND SATURATION WELL LOGS FOR DETERMINING FREE WATER LEVEL AND RESERVOIR TYPE

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

5. A method for determining characteristics of a hydrocarbon reservoir, the method comprising:conducting, using a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) logging tool, a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) logging operation of a targeted reservoir section of a wellbore extending into a hydrocarbon reservoir to generate a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) log of the targeted reservoir section;
conducting, using a resistivity logging tool, a resistivity logging of the targeted reservoir section to generate an uninvaded water saturation (Sw) log of the targeted reservoir section;
determining, by a control unit, for each of a plurality of depths in the targeted reservoir section, a T2 cutoff point for the depth based on values of the NMR log and the uninvaded water saturation (Sw) log for the depth;
identifying, by the control unit, a subset of the T2 cutoff points that exhibit a hyperbolic trend;
determining, by the control unit, a theoretical cutoff curve corresponding to the subset of the T2 cutoff points;
determining, by the control unit, a free water level (FWL) of the reservoir based on the theoretical cutoff curve; and
determining, by the control unit, a rock type of the reservoir based on the theoretical cutoff curve.

US Pat. No. 10,190,997

X-RAY DEVICE, METHOD, MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR STRUCTURE, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM ON WHICH PROGRAM IS RECORDED

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An X-ray device comprising:an irradiator configured to irradiate an X-ray to a measuring object;
a detector configured to detect transmission X-ray transmitted through the measuring object; and
a controller connected to the irradiator and the detector, and configured to:
generate first information, based on an image reconstructed from a result of detecting the transmission X-ray, the first information including information of an area in which an absorption coefficient of X-ray detected falls within a first range and information of an area in which an absorption coefficient of X-ray detected falls within a second range that is different from the first range;
acquire ratio information indicating a ratio between a first substance and a second substance included in the measuring object;
based on the ratio information and the first information, generate second information including information of an area which corresponds to the first substance and in which an absorption coefficient of X-ray falls within a third range obtained by merging the first range and the second range, so that a frequency distribution of signal intensity representing the absorption coefficient within the first range and the absorption coefficient within the second range is reconstructed to a frequency distribution of signal intensity representing the absorption coefficient within the third range; and
generate a modified image in which an area corresponding to the first substance is determined based on the second information.

US Pat. No. 10,190,996

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING ROTARY TABLE

MITUTOYO CORPORATION, Ka...

1. A method for controlling a rotary table for rotating an object disposed on the rotary table, the method comprising:intermittently rotating the rotary table by a minute angle;
shifting the rotary table in a two-dimensional direction orthogonal to a rotation axis of the rotary table; and
performing, using a processor, control of a shift position of the rotary table in the two-dimensional direction in synchronization with rotation of the rotary table, wherein rotation is made possible about a virtual rotation center that is set at an arbitrary position on the rotary table, the performing the control comprising:
setting coordinates (a, b) of a position as a rotation center of the rotary table represented by a=L cos ? and b=L sin ?;
moving the rotation center to a new position (a?, b?) with rotation of ??;
shifting “a” by L cos(?+??)?L cos ?;
shifting “b” is shifted by L sin(?+??)?L sin ?, in order to bring the new position (a?, b?) back to the original position (a, b); and
correcting rotation eccentricity owing to eccentricity of the rotary table;
producing an eccentricity correction table in advance;
calculating a destination of the center of the rotary table;
interpolating an eccentric amount in the eccentricity correction table to calculate an eccentric amount r? of a rotation angle ?;
thereafter calculating a correction amount from the eccentric amount;
correcting the destination of the center of the rotary table is corrected on the eccentricity;
calculating a center C?? of the rotary table after the correction; and
shifting the center of the rotary table to the center C??, while the rotary table is rotated by a rotation angle ?.

US Pat. No. 10,190,994

APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR INSPECTION OF AT LEAST SIDE FACES OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. An apparatus for inspecting at least side faces of a semiconductor device comprising:a camera, defining an imaging beam path;
a mirror block, having a first mirror, a second mirror, a third mirror, and a fourth mirror, the mirrors being arranged such that they surround a free space in the form of a rectangle, and the opposing first mirror and third mirror are fixedly mounted and the opposing second mirror and fourth mirror are movably mounted; and
a tilted mirror, for directing an image of at least the side faces semiconductor device from the mirror block to the camera.

US Pat. No. 10,190,992

STRUCTURE STATUS DETERMINATION DEVICE, STATUS DETERMINATION SYSTEM, AND STATUS DETERMINATION METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A status determination device comprising:a displacement calculation circuit that, from time-series images of a structure surface before and after loading application, calculates a two-dimensional spatial distribution of a displacement of the time-series images;
a correction amount calculation circuit that calculates a correction amount based on a moving amount of the structure surface in a normal direction due to the loading application, from the two-dimensional spatial distribution of the displacement of the time-series images;
a displacement correction circuit that extracts a two-dimensional spatial distribution of a displacement of the structure surface, by subtracting the correction amount from the two-dimensional spatial distribution of the displacement of the time-series images; and
an abnormality determination circuit that identifies a defect of the structure, based on comparison between the two-dimensional spatial distribution of the displacement of the structure surface and a prepared spatial distribution of a displacement having been prepared in advance.

US Pat. No. 10,190,989

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSPECTING APPEARANCE OF OBJECT USING IMAGES PICKED UP UNDER DIFFERENT LIGHT QUANTITIES

DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, ...

1. An apparatus for inspecting an appearance of an object, comprising:a lighting unit radiating light to an object being inspected, the lighting unit being capable of selectively adjusting a quantity of the light to a first light quantity and a second light quantity, the second light quantity being different from the first light quantity;
a camera optically imaging the object, the camera being fixed positionally; and
a control unit configured to
control the lighting unit and the camera so as to provide a first image picked up by the camera in a state where the light is selected to be of the first light quantity and is radiated to the object and a second image picked up by the camera in a state where the light is selected to be of the second light quantity and is radiated to the same object, each of the first and second images being composed of pixels having pixel values;
calculate differences, pixel by pixel, between the pixel values of the first image and the pixel values of the second image; and
determine whether the object has a non-defective appearance or a defective appearance based on a comparison between the calculated differences of the pixel values and reference pixel values which are set, pixel by pixel, as a reference for the determination,
wherein the reference pixel values are set as difference pixel values between pixel values of a third image and pixel values of a fourth image, the third image being picked up by the camera in a state where the light is selected to be of the first light quantity and is radiated to a reference object which serves as a reference to the object being inspected, the fourth image being picked up by the camera in a state where the light is selected to be of the second light quantity and is radiated to the reference object.

US Pat. No. 10,190,987

METHOD FOR INLINE MEASUREMENT ON SIMULATED MOVING BED UNITS OR HYBRID UNITS FOR SEPARATION BY SIMULATED MOVING BED AND CRYSTALLIZATION, AND APPLICATION TO THE CONTROL AND REGULATION OF SAID UNITS

IFP Energies Nouvelles, ...

1. A method for measuring concentrations of species present at at least one point during a separation process operating as a simulated moving bed (SMB) reactor, or a hybrid separation operating as a simulated moving bed (SMB) separation and a further crystallization, said method employing:an immersion probe placed at a point of the reactor or at a point located on a stream entering or leaving said reactor (termed the measurement point),
a thermocouple placed at a distance between an immersed end of the probe and the thermocouple which is at most 30 cm from the measurement point,
a sampling point downstream of the measurement point for analysis by a reference analytical technique during a calibration step,in a manner such as to provide, a Raman spectrum and a temperature simultaneously for each measurement point, said method comprising:a) calibration by inline acquisition of Raman spectra for different mixtures covering a range of concentrations of the species which are to be measured and under temperature and pressure conditions which are representative of an industrial unit and sampling, simultaneously in situ at the sampling point, of moving mixture for analysis by a reference technique, enabling one or more mathematical model(s) to be constructed per constituent as a function of its content;
b) analysis by inline signal processing of the Raman spectrum obtained at each measurement point by means of a chemometric mathematical method employing the or said models constructed during the calibration for each constituent, taking into account the temperature (Tspl) at the measurement point under consideration as well as the range of concentrations Cj of the species present at said measurement point, in order to obtain the concentration Ci of each species present, in which, for each of a) and b), the acquisition of each Raman spectrum is carried out by:
sending a monochromatic signal through a first optical fibre connected to the immersion probe, originating from a laser source with a wavelength of 785 nm plus or minus 1 nm,
retrieving, through a second optical fibre also connected to the immersion probe, a signal corresponding to the Raman effect termed the Raman signal, which is sent to a spectrometer,
retrieving the Raman spectrum of the signal under consideration at the output from the spectrometer.

US Pat. No. 10,190,986

SPATIALLY RESOLVED LIGAND-RECEPTOR BINDING ASSAYS

Abbott Laboratories, Abb...

1. A method for determining the concentration of an analyte in a sample comprising the steps of:(a) combining in a reaction mixture (i) a sample suspected of containing an analyte, (ii) a first receptor attached to a microparticle that binds to the analyte, and (iii) a fluorescently labeled second receptor that binds to the analyte, and allowing formation of a complex comprising the microparticle attached to the first receptor, the analyte, and the fluorescently labeled second receptor;
(b) acquiring a white light image of the reaction mixture in order to determine the location of the microparticle in the reaction of step (a) and a fluorescence image of the reaction mixture in order to determine the location of the fluorescently labeled second receptor in the reaction of step (a);
(c) selecting at least one region of interest from the images acquired in step
(b), wherein the at least one region of interest is a region from which light signals emanate from the complex formed in step (a);
(d) selecting pixels in the at least one region of interest for analysis;
(e) calculating and recording the average and variance of the counts per pixel for the pixels selected in step (d), wherein the counts per pixel is the number of photons counted per pixel per unit of time;
(f) omitting pixels that have counts greater or less than a specified variance;
(g) calculating average counts per pixel of the remaining pixels; and
(h) determining the concentration of the analyte from the data in step (g).

US Pat. No. 10,190,985

SPECTROMETRY DEVICE AND SPECTROMETRY METHOD

HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.,...

1. A spectroscopic measurement apparatus for measuring luminous efficiency of a measurement object which outputs up-conversion light by input of excitation light, the apparatus comprising:a light source configured to output the excitation light with a wavelength of 980 nm;
an integrator including an internal space in which the measurement object is disposed, a light input portion configured to input the excitation light from the light source to the internal space, and a light output portion configured to output light from the internal space to the outside;
a filter unit having a transmission spectrum in which an attenuation rate for the excitation light is larger than an attenuation rate for the up-conversion light, and configured to attenuate the light output from the light output portion in accordance with the transmission spectrum;
a spectroscopic detector configured to disperse the light attenuated and output by the filter unit, and acquire spectroscopic spectrum data; and
an analysis unit configured to analyze the luminous efficiency of the measurement object on the basis of transmission spectrum data of the transmission spectrum of the filter unit and the spectroscopic spectrum data.

US Pat. No. 10,190,956

TRUE DENSITY MEASUREMENT DEVICE

MicrotracBEL Corp., Osak...

1. A true density measurement device for measuring a true density of an object to be measured with a gas phase substitution method, the true density measurement device comprising:a sample chamber that houses the object to be measured, and is pressurized by introducing an inert gas into the sample chamber;
an expansion chamber into which the inert gas having been introduced into the sample chamber is released;
a capacity changing member that can be housed in the expansion chamber; and
a notifying section that recommends use of the capacity changing member based on a relationship between a previously obtained capacity of the expansion chamber and a measurement error, wherein;
the expansion chamber is opened and closed by a lid which can be attached or detached under normal usage conditions, and has a variable capacity that is changed by inserting or removing the capacity changing member.

US Pat. No. 10,190,952

GUEST-COMPOUND-ENVELOPING POLYMER-METAL-COMPLEX CRYSTAL, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, METHOD FOR PREPARING CRYSTAL STRUCTURE ANALYSIS SAMPLE, AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF ORGANIC COMPOUND

JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOL...

1. A polymer-metal complex crystal including a compound (A) as a guest compound, the polymer-metal complex crystal consisting of:a polymer-metal complex represented by [[M(X)2]3(L)2]n (wherein M is a metal ion, X is a monovalent anion, L is a tridentate ligand represented by a formula (1),
wherein Ar is a substituted or unsubstituted trivalent aromatic group, X1 to X3 are independently a divalent organic group, or a single bond that directly bonds Ar and Y1, Y2, or Y3, and Y1 to Y3 are independently a monovalent organic group having a coordinating moiety, and n is an arbitrary natural number), wherein the polymer-metal complex has a three-dimensional network structure that is formed by the metal ion and the ligand that is coordinated to the metal ion, and the polymer-metal complex comprising pores and optionally voids, said pores being identical to each other such that they are three-dimensionally arranged in the three-dimensional network structure in an ordered manner; anda compound (A) selected from the group consisting of an aliphatic hydrocarbon, an alicyclic hydrocarbon, an ether, an ester, an aromatic hydrocarbon selected from the group consisting of benzene, toluene, xylene, mesitylene and naphthalene, anthracene, and phenanthrene, a halogenated hydrocarbon, and a nitrile, the compound (A) being included in the pores as a guest compound.

US Pat. No. 10,190,943

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INSPECTING ROLLING ELEMENTS BY MEANS OF ULTRASOUND

ThyssenKrupp Rothe Erde G...

1. A method for inspection of rolling elements by means of ultrasound comprising:individually taking the rolling elements to an ultrasound measuring device, wherein the rolling elements are of spherical shape;
arranging the individual rolling elements in a center between two drive rollers of the ultrasound measuring device;
moving the individual rolling elements in the ultrasound measuring device and subjecting the individual rolling elements to an ultrasound measurement,
wherein in the moving step, the drive rollers are turned with a same speed and in a same direction about a common axis of rotation, such that the individual rolling elements placed thereupon are also turned about an axis arranged parallel to the common axis of rotation of the drive rollers, and such that a circumferential line of the individual in rolling elements is moved past a stationary ultrasound head,
wherein after a complete rotation, an opposite running drive of the drive rollers produces a rotation of the individual rolling elements about a vertical axis, and
wherein during another synchronous rotation of the drive rollers, a different circumferential line in a manner of a circle of longitude is moved past an assigned measuring device; and
classifying the individual rolling elements, depending on a result of the ultrasound measurement the individual rolling elements, as defective or nondefective.

US Pat. No. 10,190,929

PRESSURE SENSOR DEVICE AND PRESSURE SENSOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A pressure sensor cell, comprising:a semiconductor pressure sensor chip having a pressure receiving portion and for converting pressure into an electric signal;
a base member having a through hole that penetrates a first surface of the base member and a second surface of the base member, the semiconductor pressure sensor chip being joined to the second surface so that the pressure receiving portion is aligned with the through hole;
a metal material;
a pressure introduction unit formed of metal and having a through hole that penetrates a first surface of the pressure introduction unit and a second surface of the pressure introduction unit, the second surface of the pressure introduction unit being joined across the metal material to the first surface of the base member so that the through hole of the pressure introduction unit connects with the through hole of the base member, the pressure introduction unit having
a stepped portion protruding outward in an end portion of the pressure introduction unit on an opened end side in which the through hole of the pressure introduction unit is opened, and
a protruding portion protruding from the stepped portion to a base member side, a wall thickness of the protruding portion being smaller than a height of the stepped portion; and
a resin case having a signal terminal that extracts the electric signal from the semiconductor pressure sensor chip, the protruding portion being integrated with the resin case so that a surface of the stepped portion on a side, that is opposite to the opened end side, is in contact with the resin case;
wherein the through hole of the pressure introduction unit is wider than the through hole of the base member.

US Pat. No. 10,190,928

FLEXIBLE SENSOR FOR MEASURING FLEX OR TORQUE

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A sensor comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB) comprising a slot extending from an outer edge of the PCB to an inner portion of the PCB, the slot defining a first inner-slot surface and a second inner-slot surface facing, across the slot, the first inner-slot surface, the first and second inner-slot surfaces being separated by a gap when the PCB is in an unflexed state, the slot being configured to permit the PCB to flex so as to vary a relative position of the first inner-slot surface with respect to the second inner-slot surface;
a capacitive structure on the PCB comprising:
a first electrode on a portion of the first inner-slot surface of the PCB; and
a second electrode on a portion of the second inner-slot surface of PCB, the second electrode aligned with the first electrode across the slot; and
mechanical coupling sites arranged on the PCB such that mechanical variations in a structure to which the sensor is attached cause the PCB to flex and vary a relative position of the first electrode with respect to the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,190,927

TACTILE SENSOR AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING TOUCH FEELING

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A tactile sensor, comprisinga sensor part that is formed in a substrate, wherein
the sensor part includes:
a frame that includes a side part of the substrate;
a contact that is disposed in parallel to the substrate so that a tip of the contact projects from a side face of the substrate;
a suspension that supports the contact to the frame; and
a displacement detector that detects displacement of the contact.