US Pat. No. 10,141,651

NO-MATCHING-CIRCUIT MULTI-BAND DIVERSITY ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.,...

1. An antenna for electrical coupling to a first drive node of a wireless communication circuit of an external medical communicator, the antenna comprising:a first conductive strip segment having a first length;
a second conductive strip segment having a second length different from the first length and coupled to the first conductive strip segment at a feed point to be electrically coupled to the first drive node;
a third conductive strip segment having a third length less than both the first length and the second length, wherein a first end of the third conductive strip is coupled to the feed point and a second end is coupled to a circuit ground; and
a fourth conductive strip segment for electrical coupling to a second drive node of the wireless communication circuit, wherein the fourth conductive strip segment has a fourth length less than the first length or the second length and is coupled to the third conductive strip segment at a second feed point to the second drive node; and
wherein the first conductive strip segment is configured to provide a first specified operating frequency range at or near a fundamental resonance mode corresponding to the first length plus the third length, and the second conductive strip segment is configured to provide a second, higher, specified operating frequency range at or near a fundamental resonance mode corresponding to the second length plus the third length, and the fourth conductive strip segment is configured to provide a third specified operating frequency range at or near a resonance mode of a higher order than a fundamental resonance mode corresponding to the fourth length plus the third length.

US Pat. No. 10,141,644

ACOUSTIC FILTER FOR ANTENNAS

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An apparatus comprising:a transmit path extending to a first antenna port and configured to present signals for transmission in a first communication band and a second communication band to the first antenna port for transmission via a first antenna that is coupled to the first antenna port; and
a receive path extending to a second antenna port and comprising a first multiple passband/multiple stopband (MPMS) filter that provides a plurality of passbands and a plurality of stopbands interleaved with one another, wherein a first stopband and a second stopband of the plurality of stopbands correspond respectively to the first communication band and the second communication band and are separated by a first passband of the plurality of passbands.

US Pat. No. 10,141,633

MULTIBAND MICROLINE ANTENNA

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. An antenna apparatus for use in a wireless receiver, comprising:a first substrate;
a second substrate under the first substrate;
a base substrate under the second substrate;
a first layer on top of the first substrate;
a second layer under the first substrate in a first planar region between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a third layer under the second substrate in a second planar region between the second substrate and the base substrate;
a first plurality of radiation elements positioned on the first layer;
a second plurality of radiation elements positioned on the second layer;
a signal feeding line on the third layer, the signal feeding line being electrical coupled to the first plurality of radiation elements and the second plurality of radiation elements; and
a partial ground plane on an underside of the base substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,141,629

SINGLE SPACE WIRELESS PARKING WITH IMPROVED ANTENNA PLACEMENTS

J.J. MACKAY CANADA LIMITE...

1. A parking meter comprising:a meter mechanism comprising components for providing metering functionality and a display;
a radio communication module coupled to at least one of the components of the meter mechanism;
a parking meter housing enclosing the meter mechanism, the parking meter housing comprising:
an upper housing comprising a display opening for viewing at least a portion of the display; and
a lower housing enclosing a lower portion of the meter mechanism;
an antenna coupled to the radio communication module to transmit and receive radio frequency (RF) signals, the antenna at least partially located externally to the meter mechanism and at least partially located externally to the parking meter housing; and
an antenna cover secured to at least a portion of the parking meter housing and enclosing the antenna to provide protection from an external environment, the antenna cover providing a low attenuation transmission path for the RF signals separate from the display opening.

US Pat. No. 10,141,621

HIGH FREQUENCY TRANSMISSION CABLE

BELLWETHER ELECTRONIC COR...

1. A high frequency transmission cable, comprising:at least one conductor;
an insulation layer laminated over the at least one conductor;
a polyolefin resin layer attached to the insulation layer by a first low-k dielectric adhesive layer; and
a shielding layer attached to the polyolefin resin layer by another first low-k dielectric adhesive layer;
wherein the polyolefin resin layer has a thickness less than 100 ?m, and the first low-k dielectric adhesive layers each have a dielectric constant (Dk) less than 3 and a dissipation factor (Df) less than 0.01; and
wherein the insulation layer includes a second low-k dielectric adhesive layer and two PET layers attached to two opposite surfaces of the second low-k dielectric adhesive layer, and the at least one conductor is encompassed by the second low-k dielectric adhesive layer and is between the PET layers.

US Pat. No. 10,141,619

METAL-AIR BATTERY HAVING FOLDED STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A metal-air battery comprising:a negative electrode metal layer disposed on a first side of a negative electrode electrolyte layer;
a positive electrode layer disposed on an opposite second side of the negative electrode electrolyte layer such that the negative electrode electrolyte layer is between the negative electrode metal layer and the positive electrode layer, the positive electrode layer comprising a positive electrode material using oxygen as an active material; and
a gas diffusion layer disposed on a side of the positive electrode layer which is opposite the negative electrode electrolyte layer,
wherein the gas diffusion layer comprises a first surface and a second surface which directly contact the positive electrode layer, the first surface and the second surface of the gas diffusion layer being opposite each other,
wherein the gas diffusion layer comrpises a third surface which is exposed to an outside and differs from the first surface and the second surface of the gas diffusion layer, and
wherein the negative electrode metal layer, the negative electrode electrolyte layer, and the positive electrode layer are bent so that the negative electrode metal layer, the negative electrode electrolyte layer, and the positive electrode layer are in a folded configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,141,616

BATTERY ASSEMBLY WITH TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE

EnerDel, Inc., Greenfiel...

1. A battery assembly comprising:a housing;
a plurality of battery packs positioned inside said housing, each of said battery packs including a plurality of assemblies, each assembly including a cell and a frame supporting the cell, the plurality of assemblies are removably connected to form a stack and are electrically connected together, each of said battery packs further includes at least one heat sink in contact with the cell;
a plurality of battery module housings removably supported by the housing, each battery module housing including an opening which receives at least one battery pack of the plurality of battery packs; and
a fluid circulation system defined by at least one inlet port in said housing for receiving fluid introduced into said housing and at least one outlet port defined in said housing, the fluid enters the at least one inlet port of the housing and is introduced to a tubular portion of the at least one heat sink of the respective battery packs, and the fluid exits the at least one outlet port of the housing, the fluid through the introduction to the tubular portion of the at least one heat sink manipulates temperature of each of the respective battery packs by removing heat therefrom.

US Pat. No. 10,141,612

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY WITH CONTROL CIRCUIT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A battery apparatus comprising:a battery structure configured in a filamentous shape, the battery structure comprising:
an energy storage unit disposed inside the battery structure; and
an electricity generator disposed around the energy storage unit, the electricity generator comprising a solar battery; and
a control circuit coupled to the battery structure, the control circuit configured to:
operate in a first mode where the electricity generator is electrically disconnected from an electronic device and electrically connected to the energy storage unit such that electric energy generated by the electricity generator is transferred to and stored in the energy storage unit; and
operate in a second mode where the electricity generator is electrically disconnected from the energy storage unit and electrically connected to the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,141,605

ELECTROLYTE FORMULATION FOR REDUCED GASSING WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE CYCLING

A123 Systems, LLC, Walth...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:a negative electrode capable of intercalating and liberating lithium;
a positive electrode comprising a lithium transition metal oxoanion electroactive material;
a separator;
a nonaqueous electrolyte solution comprising:
a salt system, wherein the salt system comprises one or more lithium salts selected from LiPF6, LiClO4, LiBF4, LiCF3SO3, LiN(CF3SO2)2, LiN(CF3CF2SO2)2, LiN(CFSO2)(C4F9SO2), and LiC(CF3SO2)2; and
one or more co-salts selected from one or more of bis(trifluoromethane)sulfonamide lithium, lithium bis pentafluoroethanesulfonyl imide, lithium trifluoromethanesulfonate, lithium bisoxalatoborate, and lithium difluorooxalateborate, wherein each of the one or more co-salts does not generate Lewis acidic decomposition products and is different than each of the one or more lithium salts;
an additive system comprising:
an anti-gassing agent,
at least one first additive, different than the anti-gassing agent, wherein the first additive contains a sulfonyl group represented by the formula (1):
R1-A-R2  (1)
in which, A represents the sulfonyl group, R1and R2 independently represent an alkyl group which may be substituted with an aryl group or halogen atom; an aryl group which may be substituted with an alkyl group or halogen atom; or may be taken together to form, together with -A-, a cyclic structure which may contain an unsaturated bond,
wherein increasing an amount of the co-salt decreases an amount of the first additive, and where a concentration of the first additive is between 0.1 to 5 wt. % and where a concentration of the co-salt is between 0.05 to 0.25 M;
where “A” is represented by a formula selected from the group comprising:

at least one second additive, different than the anti-gassing agent, where the second additive is less than 5 wt. % fluoroethylene carbonate;
vinylene carbonate, wherein a ratio of the vinylene carbonate to the first additive is between 1:1 and 2:1;
wherein increasing the second additive decreases an amount of the vinylene carbonate, and where concentrations of the second additive and the vinylene carbonate are between 0.1 to 5 wt. %; and
at least one organic solvent, wherein the nonaqueous electrolyte solution is free of ?-butyrolactone.

US Pat. No. 10,141,603

POLYMERS CONTAINING GRAFTED BIS(SULFONYL)IMIDE SODIUM OR LITHIUM SALTS, METHODS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF AND USES OF SAME AS ELECTROLYTES FOR BATTERIES

CPD INNOVATION, Lyons (F...

1. A polymer of the polyaryl ether ketone family or a polyether sulfone polymer containing a grafted bis(sulfonyl)imide lithium or sodium salt selected from the group consisting of bis(sulfonyl)imide lithium or sodium salts satisfying formulas I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV and XVwherein:M represents a lithium or sodium atom
R represents a group or different groups chosen from:
an alkyl or cycloalkyl group having 1 to 30 linear or branched carbon atoms optionally substituted by a cycloalkyl, aryl, perfluoroalkyl polyfluoroalkyl, mono or polyethoxylated motif;
a perfluoro- or polyfluoroalkyl group optionally substituted by aromatic groups;
an aryl or polyaryl group optionally substituted by alkyl, cycloalkyl, polyfluoro- or perfluoroalkyl chains, nitrile functions, alkyl or alkylsulfonyl functions, fluorine atoms;
m represents the percentage of polymer units having an oxoaryl or dioxoaryl motif having a grafted bis(sulfonyl)imide salt, this percentage varying between 50 and 100%,
n represents the percentage of polymer units having no oxoaryl or dioxoaryl motif functionalized by a bis(sulfonyl)imide motif, this percentage varying between 0 and 50%,
p represents the number of polymer units of the polymer; p varying from 40 to 300.

US Pat. No. 10,141,598

REINFORCED BIPOLAR BATTERY ASSEMBLY

ADVANCED BATTERY CONCEPTS...

1. An article comprising:(a) one or more stacks of a plurality of electrode plates comprising:
(i) one or more bipolar plates comprising a substrate having an anode on one surface and a cathode on an opposing surface;
(ii) a separator and a liquid electrolyte located between each of the electrode plates;
(iii) a first monopolar plate having a first substrate with a cathode deposited on one surface, the first monopolar plate located at an end of the one or more stacks; and
(iv) a second monopolar plate having a second substrate with an anode deposited on one surface, the second monopolar plate located at an opposing end of the one or more stacks as the first monopolar plate;
(b) a first end plate having a first end plate internal reinforcement structure, attached at an end of the article, wherein the first end plate is a one-piece structure;
(c) a second end plate having a second end plate internal reinforcement structure, attached at an opposing end of the article as the first end plate, wherein the second end plate is a one-piece structure;
wherein the first end plate is attached about a periphery with a first plurality of peripheral attachment mechanisms and an inner surface within the periphery with a first plurality of inner attachment mechanisms to the first monopolar plate;
the second end plate is attached about a periphery with a second plurality of peripheral attachment mechanisms and an inner surface within the periphery with a second plurality of inner attachment mechanisms to the second monopolar plate;
wherein the first end plate and the second end plate reinforce the plurality of electrode plates during a charge cycle, a discharge cycle, or both the charge cycle and the discharge cycle;
wherein the first end plate internal reinforcement structure is molded into the first end plate and the second end plate internal reinforcement structure is molded into the second end plate; and
wherein the first end plate and the second end plate reinforce the plurality of electrode plates during an evacuation of about 5 psi to about 30 psi prior to filling with the liquid electrolyte to prevent inward deformation of the plurality of electrode plates.

US Pat. No. 10,141,566

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING A COATED CATHODE MATERIAL AND SOLID ELECTROLYTE, AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising:a cathode layer;
a sulfide solid electrolyte layer; and
an anode layer,
wherein the solid electrolyte layer is between the cathode layer and the anode layer,
wherein the cathode layer comprises
a cathode active material particle having a coating layer that is on at least a portion of a surface of the cathode active material particle and
a solid electrolyte particle which is in contact with the coating layer,
wherein the cathode active material particle is a secondary particle and comprises an agglomeration of a plurality of cathode active material primary particles, each of which is capable of reversibly intercalating and deinterclating lithium ions, wherein the coating layer covers the agglomeration of the plurality of cathode active material primary particles, and wherein an average particle diameter of the cathode active material secondary particle is in a range of about 3 micrometers to about 10 micrometers,
wherein the coating layer is amorphous and contains at least one element selected from semi-metal elements and metal elements other than nickel, and
wherein a mole ratio of
the at least one element of the coating layer not including lithium, to
all of the semi-metal elements and the metal elements, not including lithium in the cathode active material particle
is in a range of about 0.1 mole percent to about 10 mole percent.

US Pat. No. 10,141,561

SWELLING CURRENT INTERRUPT DEVICE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A pouch cell including a battery unit, a lead tab for connecting the battery unit to a component, and a pouch packaging the battery unit, comprising:a swelling current interrupt device (CID) configured to be equipped between the battery unit and the lead tab so as to be broken by an expansion force of the pouch which is generated when the pouch expands,
wherein the swelling current interrupt device comprises:
a battery unit connection terminal being fixed to the pouch; and
a lead tab connection terminal being fixed to the pouch, and electrically connected to the battery unit connection terminal,
wherein the battery unit connection terminal includes a bent surface part being bent to protrude toward the lead tab connection terminal, and a bonding part being bonded to the lead tab connection terminal and the pouch,
wherein the lead tab connection terminal includes a cut part being attached to a lower surface of the bent surface part and a rest part being attached to the pouch, and
wherein the cut part has a V-notch which guides a cutting of the lead tab connection terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,141,556

SEPARATORS FOR VRLA BATTERIES AND METHODS RELATING THERETO

Daramic, LLC, Charlotte,...

1. A composite battery separator comprises at least one AGM layer and at least one microporous polyolefin separator layer, said microporous polyolefin separator layer having a first surface and a second surface, at least said first surface comprising ribs, embossments, acid filling channels, or a combination thereof, and said microporous polyolefin separator layer comprises first areas comprising smaller pores and a compressed pore structure and second areas comprising larger pores and a pore structure less compressed than the pore structure of the first areas.

US Pat. No. 10,141,545

MECHANICAL CONDITIONING BY BEAD BLASTING LITHIUM IODINE CELL CASE

Greatbatch Ltd., Clarenc...

1. An electrochemical cell, comprising:a) a casing of an electrically conductive material;
b) a lithium anode supported on an anode current collector housed inside the casing;
c) a glass-to-metal seal supported by the casing and configured to electrically isolate the anode current collector from the casing; and
d) a cathode comprising an iodine-containing material in electrochemical association with the lithium anode inside the casing, wherein the iodine-containing material contacts an inner surface of the casing serving as a cathode current collector,
e) wherein, prior to contact with the iodine-containing material, at least a portion of the inner surface of the casing is characterized as having been subjected to a pressurized stream of beads,
f) wherein the cell has a rate capacity of about 1.32 Ah, and
g) wherein, after fabrication, the cell is characterized as having been discharged at 37° C. under a 6.98K load for a period of about 60 hours, followed by having been subjected to a 100K load for about 24 hours so that the cell exhibits a final 100K loaded voltage of about 2,724 mV±3 mV and a final 100K loaded impedance of 90±5 ohms.

US Pat. No. 10,141,534

COMPOUND, AND LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING SAME

LMS CO.,LTD., Gyeonggi-d...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of the following Structures 1 to 9:

US Pat. No. 10,141,519

COMPOUND, LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE COMPRISING SAME, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LMS CO., LTD., Gyeonggi-...

1. A compound represented by the following Formula 3:
in Formula 3,
La represents a single bond, an arylene group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heteroarylene group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms,
Ra and Rb each independently represent an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms,
Rc, and Rd each independently represent hydrogen,
R1, R2, R5, R6, R7, R8, R11, and R12 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,141,514

COMPOSITION AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

Sumitomo Chemical Company...

1. A composition comprisinga phosphorescent compound (B) having an emission spectrum whose maximum peak wavelength is from 380 nm to less than 495 nm and having no dendron represented by the formula (D-A) or (D-B), wherein the emission spectrum is obtained by measuring the PL spectrum of a dilute solution comprising the phosphorescent compound (B) and an organic solvent at room temperature,
two or more phosphorescent compounds (DGR) having an emission spectrum whose maximum peak wavelength is from 495 nm to less than 750 nm and having a dendron represented by the formula (D-A) or (D-B?), wherein the emission spectrum is obtained by measuring the PL spectrum of a dilute solution comprising the phosphorescent compound (DGR) and an organic solvent at room temperature, and
a compound represented by the formula (H-1), wherein
the phosphorescent compound (B) is a phosphorescent compound represented by the formula (1?),
each of the two or more phosphorescent compounds (DGR) is a phosphorescent compound represented by the formula (2), and at least one of the two or more phosphorescent compounds (DGR) is a phosphorescent further compound represented by the formula (2-A1), (2-A2), (2-A3), or (2-A4), and
a ratio of the content of the two or more phosphorescent compounds (DGR) to the content of the phosphorescent compound (B) is 0.1 to 10 parts by weight to 100 parts by weight:
whereinmDA1, mDA2 and mDA3 each independently represent an integer of 0 or more,
GDA represents a nitrogen atom, an aromatic hydrocarbon group or a heterocyclic group and these groups each optionally have a substituent,
ArDA1, ArDA2 and ArDA3 each independently represent an arylene group or a divalent heterocyclic group and these groups each optionally have a substituent, and when a plurality of ArDA1, ArDA2 and ArDA3 are present, they may be the same or different at each occurrence, and
TDA represents an aryl group or a monovalent heterocyclic group and these groups each optionally have a substituent, and the plurality of TDA may be the same or different:
whereinmDA4, mDA5, mDA6 and mDA7 each independently represent an integer of 0 or more, the plurality of GDA may be the same or different,
ArDA1, ArDA2, ArDA3, ArDA4, ArDA5, ArDA6 and ArDA7 each independently represent an arylene group or a divalent heterocyclic group and these groups each optionally have a substituent, and when a plurality of ArDA1, ArDA2, ArDA3, ArDA4, ArDA5, ArDA6 and ArDA7 are present, they may be the same or different at each occurrence;
whereinGDA1, GDA2 and GDA3 each independently represent a nitrogen atom,anaromatic hydrocarbon group or a heterocyclic group and these groups each optionally have a substituent, and mDA2 is an integer of 1 or more when GDA1 and GDA2 are each a nitrogen atom, mDA3 is an integer of 1 or more when GDA1 and GDA3 are each a nitrogen atom;
whereinArH1 and ArH2 each independently represent an aryl group or a monovalent heterocyclic group and these groups each optionally have a substituent,
nH1 represents 1, nH2 represents 0 or 1, and a plurality of nH2 may be the same or different,
nH3 represents 1,
LH1 represents a divalent heterocyclic group represented by the formula (AA-10), (AA-11), (AA-12), (AA-13), (AA-14), (AA-15), (AA-33) or (AA-34),
LH2 represents a group represented by -N(-LH21- RH21)-, and when a plurality of LH2 are present, they may be the same or different, and
LH21 represents a single bond, an arylene group or a divalent heterocyclic group and these groups each optionally have a substituent, and RH21 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group or a monovalent heterocyclic group and these groups each optionally have a substituent:
wherein R represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group or a monovalent heterocyclic group, and a plurality of R may be the same or different:whereinM represents a ruthenium atom, a rhodium atom, a palladium atom, an iridium atom or a platinum atom,
n1 represents an integer of 1 or more, n2 represents an integer of 0 or more, and n1+n2 is 2 or 3, and n1+n2 is 3 when M is a ruthenium atom, a rhodium atom or an iridium atom, while n1+n2 is 2 when M is a palladium atom or a platinum atom,
E1 and E2 each independently represent a carbon atom or a nitrogen atom, and at least one of E1 and E2 is a carbon atom,
the ring R1? represents a diazole ring and this diazole ring optionally has a substituent, and when a plurality of substituents are present, they may be the same or different and may form a ring together with atoms to which they are attached, and when a plurality of the rings R1? are present, they may be the same or different,
the ring R2 represents a 5-membered or 6-membered aromatic hydrocarbon ring or a 5-membered or 6-membered aromatic heterocyclic ring and these rings each optionally have a substituent, and when a plurality of substituents are present, they may be the same or different and may form a ring together with atoms to which they are attached, and when a plurality of the rings R2 are present, they may be the same or different, and E2 is a carbon atom when the ring R2 is a 6-membered aromatic heterocyclic ring,
the substituent which the ring R1? optionally has and the substituent which the ring R2 optionally has may form a ring together with atoms to which they are attached, and
A1-G1-A2 represents an anionic bidentate ligand, A1 and A2 each independently represent a carbon atom, an oxygen atom or a nitrogen atom and together may constitute a ring, G1 represents a single bond or an atomic group constituting the bidentate ligand together with A1 and A2, and when a plurality of A1-G1-A2 are present, they may be the same or different:
whereinM represents a ruthenium atom, a rhodium atom, a palladium atom, an iridium atom or a platinum atom,
n3 represents an integer of 1 or more, n4 represents an integer of 0 or more, and n3+n4 is 2 or 3, and n3+n4 is 3 when M is a ruthenium atom, a rhodium atom or an iridium atom, while n3+n4 is 2 when M is a palladium atom or a platinum atom,
E4 represents a carbon atom or a nitrogen atom,
the ring R3 represents a 6-membered aromatic heterocyclic ring and this ring optionally has a substituent, and when a plurality of substituents are present, they may be the same or different and may form a ring together with atoms to which they are attached, and when a plurality of the rings R3 are present, they may be the same or different,
the ring R4 represents a 5-membered or 6-membered aromatic hydrocarbon ring or a 5-membered or 6-membered aromatic heterocyclic ring and these rings each optionally have a substituent and when a plurality of substituents are present, they may be the same or different and may form a ring together with atoms to which they are attached, and when a plurality of the rings R4 are present, they may be the same or different, and E4 is a carbon atom when the ring R4 is a 6-membered aromatic heterocyclic ring,
the substituent which the ring R3 optionally has and the substituent which the ring R4 optionally has may form a ring together with atoms to which they are attached,
at least one ring selected from the group consisting of the ring R3 and the ring R4 has a dendron represented by the formula (D-A) or (D-B?), and
A1-G1-A2 represents an anionic bidentate ligand, A1 and A2 each independently represent a carbon atom, an oxygen atom or a nitrogen atom and together may constitute a ring, G1 represents a single bond or an atomic group constituting the bidentate ligand together with A1 and A2, and when a plurality of A1-G1-A2 are present, they may be the same or different:
whereinM1 represents an iridium atom or a platinum atom,
A1-G1-A2, n3 and n4 represent the same meaning as described above,
R1C, R2C, R3C, R4C, R5C, R6C, R7C R8C each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an alkoxy group, a cycloalkoxy group, an aryl group, an aryloxy group, a monovalent heterocyclic group, a halogen atom or a dendron represented by the formula (D-A) or (D-B?) and these groups each optionally have a substituent, and when a plurality of R1C, R2C, R3C, R4C, R5C, R6C, R7C and R8C are present they may be the same or different at each occurrence, and R1C, and R2C, R2C and R3C, R3C and R4C, R4C and R5C and R6C, R6C and R7C, and R7C and R8C each may be combined together to form a ring together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached, and
at least one selected from the group consisting of R1C, R2C, R3CR4C, R5C, R6C, R7C and R8C is a dendron represented by the formula (D-A) wherein GDA is a group represented by the formula (GDA-14) or a dendron represented by the formula (D-B?) wherein GDA1 is a group represented by the formula (GDA-14):
wherein * represents a linkage to ArDA1, ** represents a linkage to ArDA2, and *** represents a linkage to ArDA3:whereinM1,A1-G1-A2, n3 and n4 represent the same meaning as described above,
R9C, R10C, R 11C, R12C, R13C, R14C, R15C, R16C, R17C and R18C each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an alkoxy group, a cycloalkoxy group, an aryl group, an aryloxy group, a monovalent heterocyclic group, a halogen atom or a dendron represented by the formula (D-A) or (D-B?) and these groups each optionally have a substituent, and when a plurality of R9C, R10C, R11C, R12C, R13C, R14C, R15C, R16C, R17C and R18C are present, they may be the same or different at each occurrence, and R9C and R10C, R11C, and R11C and R12C, R12C and R13C, R13C and R14C, R14C and R15C, R15C and R16C, R16C and R17C and R18C each may be combined together to form a ring together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached, and
at least one selected from the group consisting of R9C, R10C, R11C R12C, R13C, R14C, R15C, R16C, R17C and R18C is a dendron represented by the formula (D- A) or (D-B?):
wherein M1, A1-G1-A2, n3, n4, R9C, R10C, R11CR12C, R13C, R14C, R15C, R16C, R17C and R18C represent the same meaning as described above:wherein M1, A1-G1-A2, n3, n4, R9C, R10C, R11C, R12C, R13C, R14C, R15C, R16C, R17C and R18C represent the same meaning as described above .

US Pat. No. 10,141,512

CONDUCTING AND SEMI-CONDUCTING ALIGNMENT MATERIALS

ROLIC AG, Zug (CH)

1. Compound of formula (I)
wherein
A, B, E and F independently from each other represents an unsaturated conjugated aliphatic group;
or A, B, E and F independently from each other represent an unsubstituted or substituted carbocyclic or heterocyclic aromatic group, wherein the carbocyclic or heterocyclic aromatic group is selected from
thiophene, fluorene, silafluorene, carbazole, pyridine, pyridazine, pyrimidine, furan, pyrrol and their derivatives,
L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5 independently from each other represent a bridging group, which is selected from the group consisting of single bond, —NH—, —PH—, —CH?CH—,—CR5?CH—, —C?C— or a metallic system,
a, b, e and f are independently from each other of 1 to 0, with the proviso that the sum of a+b=1 and e+f=1,
a?, b?, e? and f? are independently from each other equal to a, b, e and f, respectively,
g is 0 or 1,
n and m are independently from each other 0 to 10000,
Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6, Y7 and Y8 are independently from each other a spacer, which is a single bond or a cyclic, straight-chain or branched, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C24 alkylene, wherein one or more CH2, C, CH groups may independently from each other be replaced by a linking group and/or a non-aromatic, aromatic, unsubstituted or substituted carbocyclic or heterocyclic group connected via bridging groups and
D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7 and D8 are independently from each other a hydrogen, —R1, a halogen or a photoalignment group, selected from the group consisting of cinnamate group, cyanostilbene group, quinoline group and chalcone group;
wherein R1 is a cyclic, straight-chain or branched, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C24alkyl, wherein one or more CH2, C, CH groups, may independently from each other be replaced by a linking group and/or a non-aromatic, aromatic, unsubstituted or substituted carbocyclic or heterocyclic group connected via bridging groups, selected from —CH?CH—, —CR5??CR5—, —C?C—, —CR5?N—, —C(CH3)=N—, —N?N—, —NR6—, —PR6— or a single bond,
wherein R5 , R5?, R6 are independently from each other hydrogen or C1-C6alkyl; or a cyclic, straight-chain or branched, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C24alkylen, wherein one or more CH2 groups may independently from each other be replaced by a linking group;
and wherein the linking group is selected from —O—, —CO—, —CO—O—, —O—CO—, NR6-, —NR6-CO—, —CO—NR6-, —NR6-CO—O—, —O—CO—NR6-, —NR6CO—NR6-, —CH?CH—, —C?C—, —O—CO—O—, and —Si(CH3)2—O—Si(CH3)2—, and wherein:
R6 represents a hydrogen atom or C1-C6alkyl;
with the proviso that oxygen atoms of linking groups are not directly linked to each other,
with the proviso that n, g, and m are not 0 at the same time,
with the proviso that at least one of D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7 and D8 is a photoalignment group.

US Pat. No. 10,141,502

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor memory device comprising:a plurality of first conductive metal lines each extending in a first direction and having a plurality of recesses formed on a top surface thereof to form a plurality of protrusions such that the protrusions and the recesses are alternately arranged in the first direction;
a plurality of second conductive metal lines each extending in a second direction and disposed over the first conductive metal lines to cross over the first conductive metal lines at corresponding ones of the protrusions of the first conductive metal lines;
a plurality of memory cells each disposed on a corresponding one of the plurality of protrusions of said first conductive metal lines and extending in a third direction to contact a corresponding one of the second conductive metal lines; and
a plurality of thermal insulating plugs, each disposed in a corresponding one of said recesses of the first conductive metal lines.

US Pat. No. 10,141,494

HEADSET AND HEADPHONE

1. A headset comprising:at least one microphone configured to detect ambient noises;
at least one electroacoustic reproduction transducer configured to output an audio signal to be reproduced;
a control unit configured to control the headset;
a digital active noise reduction unit having an adjustable functionality and having a digital hardware; and
a data interface configured to:
couple the headset, via a bi-directional data communication, with an external media player; and
receive at least one functionality adjustment for the digital active noise reduction unit from a user via the external media player, wherein the functionality adjustment comprises adjustable parameters of the digital active noise reduction unit;
wherein the control unit is connected with the digital active noise reduction unit and the data interface;
wherein the control unit is further configured to adjust the functionality of the digital active noise reduction unit according to the received functionality adjustment, the control unit selecting a mode of digital active noise reduction of the digital active noise reduction unit according to the received functionality adjustment;
wherein the digital active noise reduction unit is configured to perform active noise reduction based at least on the ambient noises recorded by the microphone and the received functionality adjustment.

US Pat. No. 10,141,463

PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME

First Solar Malaysia SDN....

1. A photovoltaic device, comprising:a support layer;
a cadmium and tellurium layer comprising cadmium and tellurium, and being of p-type; and
a transparent conductive oxide layer;
wherein the photovoltaic device is free of a CdS layer,
wherein the cadmium and tellurium layer comprises zinc, selenium, mercury, lead, or any combination thereof,
wherein a concentration of the zinc, selenium, mercury, lead, or any combination thereof within the cadmium and tellurium layer is compositionally graded, and
wherein a total atomic percentage of the zinc, selenium, mercury, lead, or any combination thereof of the cadmium and tellurium layer is up to about 10 atomic %.

US Pat. No. 10,141,455

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode, the first electrode and the second electrode being aligned with respect to a first direction;
an insulating region, the insulating region and the second electrode being aligned with respect to a second direction crossing the first direction, wherein the first direction and the second direction are orthogonal;
a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type provided between the first electrode and the second electrode and between the first electrode and the insulating region, the first semiconductor region being in contact with the first electrode;
a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type provided between the first semiconductor region and the second electrode and between the first semiconductor region and the insulating region, the second semiconductor region being in contact with the second electrode; and
a third semiconductor region of the first conductivity type provided between the second semiconductor region and the insulating region, the third semiconductor region being in contact with the first semiconductor region.

US Pat. No. 10,141,452

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising the steps of:forming an insulating layer over an oxide semiconductor layer;
forming a groove in the insulating layer;
forming a conductive film over the insulating layer such that a part of the conductive film is provided in the groove;
forming a gate electrode layer by removing the conductive film partially such that the part of the conductive film remains in the groove;
etching the insulating layer such that at least part of the insulating layer which overlaps the oxide semiconductor layer is removed after forming the gate electrode layer; and
forming a source region and a drain region by adding an ion to the oxide semiconductor layer using the gate electrode layer as a mask after etching the insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,445

VERTICALLY ALIGNED NANOWIRE CHANNELS WITH SOURCE/DRAIN INTERCONNECTS FOR NANOSHEET TRANSISTORS

International Business Ma...

1. A semiconductor structure comprising at least:a substrate;
at least one alternating stack of semiconductor material layers and metal gate material layers disposed on the substrate;
a metal gate disposed on and in contact with the alternating stack of semiconductor material layers and metal gate material layers;
a source region;
a drain region;
a first plurality of epitaxially grown interconnects formed on and in contact with outer sidewalls of the alternating stack and outer sidewalls of the source region; and
a second plurality of epitaxially grown interconnects formed on and in contact with outer sidewalls of the alternating stack and outer sidewalls of the drain region,
wherein the source and drain regions are absent from direct contact with the at least one alternating stack.

US Pat. No. 10,141,443

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES FINFET DEVICES WITH OPTIMIZED STRAINED-SOURECE-DRAIN RECESS PROFILES AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate;
a gate stack over the substrate; and
a strained layer in a recess of the substrate and aside the gate stack,
wherein a ratio of a depth at the greatest width of the recess to a width of the gate stack ranges from about 0.5 to 0.7,
wherein the semiconductor device further comprises a spacer on a sidewall of the gate stack, a top edge of the recess is covered by and spaced apart from an outer edge of the spacer, a sidewall of the recess connecting the top edge and a bottom edge of the recess is a curved surface without a sharp turning point, and an included angle between an upper portion of the sidewall of the recess and a surface of the substrate is from about 50 degrees to 90 degrees, and
wherein the substrate is a substrate with at least one fin extending in a first direction, and the gate stack extends in a second direction different from the first direction and is across the at least one fin.

US Pat. No. 10,141,440

DRIFT-REGION FIELD CONTROL OF AN LDMOS TRANSISTOR USING BIASED SHALLOW-TRENCH FIELD PLATES

Polar Semiconductor, LLC,...

1. A Laterally-Diffused Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (LDMOS) transistor comprising:a substrate layer;
an active device layer vertically adjacent to and separated from the substrate layer by a metallurgical junction, the active device layer comprising:
a source;
a body having a body contact region and a channel region; and
a drain having a drain contact region and a drift region, the drift region laterally extending from a drift-region/body metallurgical junction and a drift-region/drain-contact-region interface; and
an interconnect layer vertically adjacent to and separated from the active device layer by an interface surface, the interconnect layer comprising:
a gate extending from a first end located above the source, over the channel region, and to a second end located above the drift region; and
one or more contacts providing electrical connection between one or more nets in the interconnect layer and each of the source, the body contact region and the drain contact region in the active device layer; and
a pair of adjacent trenches vertically extending from the interface surface to a dielectric trench bottom, the trenches laterally separated from one another by the drift region, each of the trenches having first and second conductive field plates longitudinally separated from one another by an intervening dielectric, the first and second conductive field plates electrically connected to one or more biasing circuit nets in the interconnection layer, the first and second conductive field plates separated from the drift region by a dielectric material.

US Pat. No. 10,141,432

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE

UNITED MICROELECTRONICS C...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate;
a first gate structure comprising a first distal end;
a second gate structure being spaced apart from the first gate structure and aligned with the first gate structure, the second gate structure comprising a second distal end facing the first distal end, wherein the first gate structure and the second gate structure are extended in a straight line and superimposed along a cross-sectional view;
a first cut slot between the first distal end and the second distal end, wherein the first cut slot is disposed between two separate gate structures directly above a first isolation structure, the two separate gate structures are the first and second gate structures extending in the same straight line;
a liner layer on interior surface of the first cut slot; and
a dielectric layer on the liner layer, wherein the first cut slot is completely filled with the liner layer and the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,430

FIN STRUCTURES WITH UNIFORM THRESHOLD VOLTAGE DISTRIBUTION AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor device structure, comprising:determining a threshold voltage distribution profile along a height of a silicon germanium (SiGe) fin structure over a semiconductor substrate;
determining a germanium (Ge) concentration profile to counteract the threshold voltage distribution profile according to a correlation between Ge concentration and threshold voltage in the SiGe fin structure;
forming a SiGe epitaxial layer with the Ge concentration profile along a thickness of the SiGe epitaxial layer;
etching the SiGe epitaxial layer to form the SiGe fin structure; and
forming, on the SiGe fin structure, a field-effect transistor having a uniform threshold voltage along the height of the SiGe fin structure.

US Pat. No. 10,141,422

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INTEGRATING A VERTICAL CONDUCTION TRANSISTOR, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. A vertical conduction device, comprising:a semiconductor body;
a first conduction terminal which extends at a first side of the semiconductor body;
a second conduction terminal which extends at a second side opposite to the first side of the semiconductor body;
a control terminal configured to be biased to generate a conductive channel between the first and second conduction terminals;
a silicon oxide seed layer within the semiconductor body;
a polycrystalline silicon region of the semiconductor body, the polycrystalline silicon region extending in contact with, and over the seed layer;
a monocrystalline silicon region of the semiconductor body, which surrounds the seed layer; and
an implanted region, which extends in the semiconductor body in said polycrystalline silicon region and forms a conductive path between the first side of the semiconductor body and the second conduction terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,141,418

DEVICE WITH HETEROEPITAXIAL STRUCTURE MADE USING A GROWTH MASK

STC.UNM, Albuquerque, NM...

5. A device comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
a seed area delineated with a selective growth mask on the semiconductor substrate, the seed area comprising a first material and having a linear surface dimension of less than 100 nm; and
a heteroepitaxial layer grown on the seed area, the heteroepitaxial layer comprising a second material that is different from the first material,
wherein the heteroepitaxial layer is a vertical nanowire, the vertical nanowire being doped to provide a source region, a drain region and a gate region, the device forming a vertical transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,141,413

WAFER STRENGTH BY CONTROL OF UNIFORMITY OF EDGE BULK MICRO DEFECTS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method for processing a disk-shaped semiconductor wafer, the method comprising:receiving a disk-shaped semiconductor wafer;
providing the disk-shaped semiconductor wafer to a semiconductor manufacturing system, wherein the semiconductor manufacturing system comprises a plurality of successive semiconductor processing steps configured to form an integrated circuit (IC), and wherein one of the successive semiconductor processing steps comprises a thermal process;
initiating a scanning electron microscope to measure an oxygen concentration or a density of bulk micro defects (BMDs) at a plurality of locations in a peripheral region of the disk-shaped semiconductor wafer extending about ten millimeters inwardly from an outermost edge of the disk-shaped semiconductor wafer;
subtracting a minimum measured oxygen concentration or minimum measured BMD from a maximum measured oxygen concentration or maximum measured BMD, respectively, to determine a max/min difference;
dividing the max/min difference by an average of the measured oxygen concentrations or average of the measured BMDs, respectively, to determine a threshold value of the disk-shaped semiconductor wafer;
if the threshold value of the disk-shaped semiconductor wafer is outside a predetermined range comprising a statistical profile of oxygen concentration ranging between approximately 9.5 parts per million atomic and approximately 11.5 parts per million atomic, removing the disk-shaped semiconductor wafer from the semiconductor manufacturing system such that the disk-shaped semiconductor wafer is prevented from undergoing the thermal process; and
if the threshold value of the disk-shaped semiconductor wafer is inside the predetermined range comprising the statistical profile of oxygen concentration, forming the IC on the disk-shaped semiconductor wafer in the semiconductor manufacturing system, wherein forming the IC comprises the disk-shaped semiconductor wafer undergoing the thermal process.

US Pat. No. 10,141,410

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, INVERTER CIRCUIT, DRIVING DEVICE, VEHICLE AND ELEVATOR

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:an n-type SiC region;
an electrode in contact with the n-type SiC region; and
a region including oxygen, the region provided in the n-type SiC region, the region being provided adjacent to the electrode, the region being SiC.

US Pat. No. 10,141,409

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND ARRAY SUBSTRATE THEREOF EACH HAVING DOPED OXIDIZED OR DOPED GRAPHENE ACTIVE REGION AND OXIDIZED GRAPHENE GATE INSULATING LAYER AND PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A thin film transistor, comprising: a source electrode, a drain electrode, a gate electrode; an active region and a gate insulating layer, wherein, the source electrode, the drain electrode and the gate electrode are composed of graphene, the active region is composed of doped oxidized graphene, the gate insulating layer is composed of oxidized graphene,and wherein, the graphene composing the source electrode, the drain electrode and the gate electrode is formed by reducing oxidized graphene, and the doped oxidized graphene composing the active region is formed by treating oxidized graphene.

US Pat. No. 10,141,407

GRAPHENE DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

8. A graphene device comprising:a first electrode;
a graphene layer on the first electrode;
a second electrode and a third electrode spaced apart from each other on the graphene layer, the third electrode being directly formed on the graphene layer;
an insulation layer between the graphene layer and the second electrode, the second electrode being configured to adjust a work function of the graphene layer; and
an information storage layer between the graphene layer and the first electrode, the information storage layer configured to store an electric charge,
wherein the insulation layer and the third electrode are directly formed on a same surface of the graphene layer, the third electrode and the insulation layer are spaced apart from each other on top of a same surface of the graphene layer, and
wherein the information storage layer includes a high-k dielectric material layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,400

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES INCLUDING FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS WITH DUMMY GATES ON ISOLATION

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a device isolation layer on a substrate to define an active region;
a first gate electrode on the active region extending in a first direction parallel to a top surface of the substrate;
a second gate electrode on the device isolation layer and spaced apart from the first gate electrode in the first direction;
a gate spacer between the first gate electrode and the second gate electrode; and
source/drain regions in the active region at opposite sides of the first gate electrode,
wherein the source/drain regions are spaced apart from each other in a second direction that is parallel to the top surface of the substrate and crossing the first direction, and
wherein, when viewed in a plan view, an entirety of the first gate electrode is spaced apart from a boundary between the active region and the device isolation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,376

ORGANIC PHOTOELECTRONIC DEVICE AND IMAGE SENSOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An organic photoelectronic device, comprising:a first electrode and a second electrode facing each other;
a light-absorption layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, the light-absorption layer including a first p-type light-absorption material and a first n-type light-absorption material, the first p-type light-absorption material and the first n-type light-absorption material forming a heterojunction, and
a light-absorption auxiliary layer on one side of the light-absorption layer, the light-absorption auxiliary layer including a second p-type light-absorption material or a second n-type light-absorption material, the light-absorption auxiliary layer having a smaller full width at half maximum (FWHM) than the light-absorption layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,373

MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A memory device, comprising;a plurality of first conductive patterns on a substrate, each of the plurality of first conductive patterns extending in a first direction;
a first selection pattern on each of the plurality of first conductive patterns;
a first barrier portion surrounding the first selection pattern;
a first electrode and a first variable resistance pattern on the first selection pattern; and
a plurality of second conductive patterns on the first variable resistance pattern, each of the plurality of second conductive patterns extending in a second direction crossing the first direction,
wherein the first selection pattern has a conductivity of an n type or a p type, and wherein the first barrier portion is a p type doped region adjacent to a sidewall of the first selection pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,141,364

IMAGING DEVICE INCLUDING UNIT PIXEL CELL

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An imaging device comprising:a unit pixel cell comprising:
a photoelectric converter that generates an electric signal through photoelectric conversion of incident light; and
a signal detection circuit that detects the electric signal, the signal detection circuit comprising:
a first transistor that amplifies the electric signal,
a second transistor that selectively transmits an output of the first transistor to outside of the unit pixel cell, and
a feedback circuit that forms a feedback loop through which the electric signal is negatively fed back, the feedback loop passing through the first transistor, the feedback circuit comprising a third transistor provided on the feedback loop, a gate of the third transistor being connected to a voltage control circuit that outputs at least three voltages different from each other, wherein
the feedback circuit comprises a first capacitor and a second capacitor connected in a series to the first capacitor,
the photoelectric converter is connected to a first reference voltage via the first capacitor and the second capacitor,
one end of the first capacitor is connected to the photoelectric converter without passing through any one of the first to third transistors,
the other end of the first capacitor is connected to one end of the second capacitor,
the other end of the second capacitor is connected to the first reference voltage without passing through any one of the first to third transistors, and
the first capacitor has a first capacitance value, and the second capacitor has a second capacitance value larger than the first capacitance value.

US Pat. No. 10,141,086

CABLE FOR HIGH SPEED DATA COMMUNICATIONS

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method of manufacturing a cable for high speed data communications, the method comprising:providing a first inner conductor enclosed by a first dielectric layer and a second inner conductor enclosed by a second dielectric layer, the first inner conductor substantially parallel to the second inner conductor and to a longitudinal axis; and
wrapping a conductive shield around the first and second inner conductors, including overlapping the conductive shield along and only about the longitudinal axis, wherein the overlap is aligned with a low current plane, the low current plane substantially parallel to the first and second inner conductors, substantially equidistant from the first and second inner conductors, and substantially orthogonal to a plane including the first and second inner conductors, wherein for the length of the shield, within every plane that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the overlap, the longitudinal axis of the first inner conductor, and the longitudinal axis of the second inner conductor: the center of the overlap is equidistance to the center of first inner conductor and the center of the second inner conductor, thereby tuning a stopband with the overlap to filter frequencies at a desired center frequency,
wherein:
the first and second inner conductors are substantially the same length;
providing the first and second inner conductors further comprises aligning corresponding ends of the first and second inner conductors; and
wrapping a conductive shield further comprises wrapping a plurality of conductive shields around the first and second inner conductors, including overlapping each of the conductive shields along and about the longitudinal axis, wherein the overlap of the conductive shields is aligned with the low current plane and wherein the conductive shields are wrapped along the first and second inner conductors iteratively beginning at one end of the first and second inner conductors and ending at the other end of the first and second inner conductors, andwherein the overlap produces a stopband filter that filters frequencies in a stopband, the stopband including frequencies greater than frequencies of signals to be transmitted along the first and second inner conductors and including frequencies greater than frequencies in the range of 5-10 gigahertz.

US Pat. No. 10,141,068

MAGNETIC ELEMENT, SKYRMION MEMORY, SKYRMION MEMORY-DEVICE, SOLID-STATE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, DATA-STORAGE DEVICE, DATA PROCESSING AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

RIKEN, Saitama (JP)

1. A magnetic element capable of generating and erasing a skyrmion, comprising:a magnet shaped as a thin layer and including a structure surrounded by a nonmagnetic material;
a current path provided at least partially enclosing an end region including an end portion of the magnet, the current path being provided on one surface of the magnet; and
a skyrmion sensor that detects the generation and erasing of the skyrmion, wherein
with Wm being a width of the magnet and hm being a height of the magnet, a size of the magnet, with the skyrmion of a diameter ? being generated, is such that 2?>Wm>?/2 and 2?>hm>?/2.

US Pat. No. 10,141,062

SENSING CIRCUIT WITH SAMPLED REFERENCE CURRENT OR VOLTAGE FOR FLASH MEMORY SYSTEM

SILICON STORAGE TECHNOLOG...

1. A method of operating a non-volatile memory device comprising a sensing circuit coupled to a selected memory cell, the method comprising:closing one or more switches to cause the device to operate in a first mode, wherein during the first mode a reference element draws a current and the current is mirrored by a current mirror to generate a reference current, the current mirror comprising a first transistor and a second transistor; and
opening the one or more switches to cause the device to operate in a second mode, wherein during the second mode the reference element is detached from the second transistor of the current mirror and the second transistor of the current mirror continues providing the reference current and the reference current is compared against a current drawn by a selected memory cell to determine a value stored in the selected memory cell.

US Pat. No. 10,141,057

ERASING METHOD OF SINGLE-GATE NON-VOLATILE MEMORY

Yield Microelectronics Co...

1. An erasing method of a single-gate non-volatile memory, wherein said single-gate non-volatile memory comprises a P-type semiconductor substrate, a transistor and a capacitor structure, wherein said transistor and said capacitor structure disposed in said semiconductor substrate, and wherein said transistor includes a first electrically-conductive gate and multiple first ion-doped regions that are separately disposed at both sides of said first electrically-conductive gate and respectively function as the source and the drain, and wherein said capacitor structure includes a second electrically-conductive gate and a second ion-doped region, wherein said first electrically-conductive gate and said second electrically-conductive gate electrically interconnected to form a single floating gate, and wherein said erasing method is characterized in:respectively applying a substrate voltage Vsub, a source voltage Vs and a drain voltage Vd to said P-type semiconductor substrate, said source and said drain, and not applying a voltage to said first ion-doped regions, wherein said voltages meet the following conditions:
Vd>Vs?Vsub, and
Vsub is grounded.

US Pat. No. 10,141,043

DRAM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING POWER THEREOF

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A dynamic random access memory (DRAM), comprising:a plurality of banks, each of the banks including a plurality of subarrays;
a power source; and
a control device configured to derive information on a quantity of operated subarrays among the subarrays, and determine how much electrical energy to provide based on the information,
wherein the power source provides the resultant amount of electrical energy based on the determination from the control device;
wherein the control device determines to provide a first amount of electrical energy when a quantity ratio of the operated subarrays is greater than or equal to a highest endpoint of a ratio range, and provide a second amount of electrical energy less than the first amount of electrical energy when the quantity ratio of the operated subarrays is less than or equal to a lowest endpoint of the ratio range.

US Pat. No. 10,141,037

MAGNETIC MEMORY DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A magnetic memory device, comprising:a conductive layer including a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion between the first portion and the second portion;
a first magnetic layer separated from the third portion in a second direction crossing a first direction, the first direction being from the first portion toward the second portion;
a second magnetic layer provided between the third portion and the first magnetic layer, the second magnetic layer being electrically connected with the third portion;
a first nonmagnetic layer provided between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer, the first nonmagnetic layer being curved; and
a controller electrically connected to the first portion and the second portion,
the controller implementing
a first operation of supplying a first current to the conductive layer from the first portion toward the second portion, and
a second operation of supplying a second current to the conductive layer from the second portion toward the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,141,034

MEMORY APPARATUS WITH NON-VOLATILE TWO-TERMINAL MEMORY AND EXPANDED, HIGH-SPEED BUS

CROSSBAR, INC., Santa Cl...

1. An electronic memory, comprising:a memory cell array comprising multiple banks of non-volatile, two-terminal memory;
a set of mode registers to facilitate programming the electronic memory according to a programmed operation setting of a set of defined operation settings;
logic circuitry configured to implement operations on a subset of the multiple banks of the memory cell array according to the programmed operation setting and in response to a memory command received from a host device;
a bus interface facilitating communication with the host device, further comprising:
a command and address input comprising greater than ten signal pins for receipt of the memory command and of a physical memory address for the memory command, and
a bidirectional data bus for receiving new data to write to the physical memory address in response to the memory operation being a memory write, or for receiving stored data from the physical memory address and outputting the stored data in response to the memory operation being a memory read, the bidirectional data bus comprising greater than eight signal pins; and
a command and address decoder configured to receive greater than twenty bits of command and address information from the memory command, identify from the greater than twenty bits of command and address information a memory operation specified by the memory command, a target bank of the multiple banks of non-volatile, two-terminal memory and the physical memory address within the target bank.

US Pat. No. 10,141,031

STORAGE SYSTEM AIRFLOW IMPEDANCE REGULATOR

LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIO...

1. A system, comprising:a storage bay having a peripheral sidewall defining an interior dimensioned to receive a data storage device therein,
at least one flap coupled to the peripheral sidewall, the at least one flap being positionable between a retracted position and a deployed position, the at least one flap substantially blocking airflow through the interior of the peripheral sidewall when the at least one flap is in the deployed position, wherein the at least one flap does not significantly block airflow through the interior of the peripheral sidewall when the at least one flap is in the retracted position, wherein the at least one flap resides in the interior of the storage bay when the at least one flap is in the retracted position;
a retention mechanism configured to retain the at least one flap in the retracted position, the retention mechanism being electronically controllable to cause the at least one flap to move toward the deployed position; and
an electronic connector coupled to the retention mechanism and configured to pass control signals to the retention mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,141,027

METHOD, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR PROVIDING PLURALITY OF IMAGES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of providing an image by an electronic device, the method comprising:acquiring a first image using a first camera module or a communication module;
acquiring second image using a second camera module or the communication module;
acquiring sound data;
generating event information related to at least one of the first image, the second image and the sound data; and
generating a multitrack file including the first image, second image, the sound data, and the event information.

US Pat. No. 10,140,346

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEREST-DRIVEN BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS INCLUDING GEO-SPATIAL DATA

Workday, Inc., Pleasanto...

21. A method for creating a report utilizing an interest-driven business intelligence system, comprising:performing extract, transform, and load (ETL) processes;
storing raw data in raw data storage using an interest-driven business intelligence system, where the raw data comprises unstructured data;
generating metadata describing the raw data using the interest-driven business intelligence system;
receiving report definitions generated utilizing the metadata describing the raw data using the interest-driven business intelligence system;
automatically generating reporting data requirements derived from report definitions using the interest-driven business intelligence system;
automatically compiling an interest-driven data pipeline that is part of the interest-driven business intelligence system using the reporting data requirements and the raw data;
obtaining geo-spatial data from the interest-driven data pipeline based on the generated reporting data requirements using the interest-driven business intelligence system, where the geo-spatial data comprises a set of dimensions and the geo-spatial data is bounded based on at least one dimension in the set of dimensions;
storing the geo-spatial data in a data mart, wherein the geo-spatial data is stored as first parallel arrays of data with a first parallel array representing second values of a first particular field of data;
filtering the raw data based on the metadata describing the raw data;
applying transformations to the raw data based on the metadata describing the raw data;
generating aggregate data based on the transformed data, wherein the aggregate data comprises structured data generated using ETL processes from the raw data;
storing the aggregate data in the data mart, wherein the aggregate data is stored as second parallel arrays of data with a second parallel array representing second values of a second particular field of data;
identifying ordering data based on a dimension across a plurality of pieces of the geo-spatial data;
ordering, based on the ordering data, the plurality of pieces of the geo-spatial data to obtain ordered geo-spatial data;
determining a fad based on the ordered geo-spatial data;
identifying ordering data based on a dimension across a plurality of pieces of the geo-spatial data;
ordering, based on the ordering data, the plurality of pieces of the geo-spatial data to obtain ordered geo-spatial data;
determining a fad based on the ordered geo-spatial data;
generating reporting data from the reporting data requirements using the interest-driven data pipeline, where the reporting data is based on a portion of the geo-spatial data; and
storing the generated reporting data in the data mart within the interest-driven business intelligence system.

US Pat. No. 10,140,342

SIMILARITY CALCULATION SYSTEM, METHOD OF CALCULATING SIMILARITY, AND PROGRAM

RAKUTEN, INC., Tokyo (JP...

1. A similarity calculation system for increasing the efficiency of a computer when performing searching, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory device that stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the at least one processor, causes the at least one processor to operate to:
acquire a query vector;
acquire a plurality of target vectors;
calculate a similarity between each of the plurality of target vectors belonging to any one of the plurality of clusters and the query vector,
calculate, for each of the plurality of target vectors, a calculation amount to be estimated when calculating the similarity between the each of the plurality of target vectors and the query vector,
cluster the plurality of target vectors based on the calculation amount to be estimated for each of the plurality of target vectors,
wherein, in the calculation, the processor calculates a number of non-zero elements of each of the plurality of target vectors as the estimated calculation amount,
wherein, in the clustering, the processor clusters the plurality of target vectors so that a difference in a total sum of the calculated calculation amounts for all of the plurality of target vectors belonging to each of the plurality of clusters among the plurality of clusters decreases,
wherein, in the clustering, the processor clusters the plurality of target vectors by generating a graph comprising:
a plurality of first nodes that correspond to each of the plurality of target vectors and that has the calculation amount estimated for a corresponding one of the plurality of target vectors as a weight,
a plurality of second nodes corresponding to an element type of the plurality of target vectors, and
a plurality of edges connecting each of the plurality of first nodes to any one of the plurality of second nodes, and by dividing the generated graph based on the weight of each of the plurality of first nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,140,339

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SIMULATING A SEARCH TO GENERATE AN OPTIMIZED SCORING FUNCTION

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:with a processor-based data importing module, importing data representing a plurality of search result sets resulting from a plurality of executed search queries, each search result set including a plurality of item listings satisfying a search query from the plurality of executed search queries and a listing slot identifier identifying a position within a search results page of a particular item listing that has resulted in a transaction being concluded, the listing slot identifier determined utilizing a production scoring function specified with one or more parameters that are weighted with a first set of one or more weighting factors;
with a processor-based parameter optimization module, processing the plurality of search result sets to derive a new scoring function, the new scoring function having a second set of one or more weighting factors for one or more parameters, the second set of one or more weighting factors selected to satisfy a set of constraints, the second set of one or more weighting factors being different than the first set of one or more weighting factors, wherein the second set of one or more weighting factors are selected to maximize an average rank shift metric for the plurality of search result sets, the average rank shift metric determined by comparing the listing slot identifier as derived by the production scoring function with a listing slot identifier as derived by a new scoring function for each item listing that has resulted in a transaction being concluded for each search result set of the plurality of search result sets; and
with a processor-based scoring function evaluation module, evaluating the performance of the new scoring function relative to a production scoring function.

US Pat. No. 10,140,331

CONDITIONAL COMMIT FOR DATA IN A DATABASE

Matrixx Software, Inc., ...

1. A database, comprising:an interface to receive a first set of information from the database; and
a hardware processor to:
read, via a first process, a first portion of the first set of information without a first read latch occurring during the read in the database, wherein the first portion comprises a first database initial value of a first database entry;
start a first calculation using the first portion of the first set of information;
after the reading of the first set of information is performed, read, via a second process, the first portion and a second portion of the first set of information without a second read latch occurring during the read in the database, wherein the second portion comprises a second database initial value of a second database entry;
update, via the second process, the first set of information to a second set of information in the database, wherein updating is based at least in part on the first database initial value of the first database entry and the second database initial value of the second database entry, wherein updating comprises updating the first database initial value of the first database entry to a first updated value and updating the second database initial value of the second database entry to a second updated value;
after the updating of the first set of information, read, via the first process, the second updated value of the second database entry; and
after the reading of the second updated value of the second database entry, calculate, for the first process, a second set of information update using the first database initial value and the second updated value;
update, via the first process, the second set of information in the database based at least in part on the second set of information update and based at least in part on one or more conditions, wherein the one or more conditions limit changes allowable to the first set of information from the database that occurred after receiving the first set of information from the database.

US Pat. No. 10,140,329

PROCESSING TRANSACTIONS IN A DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEM

Ab Initio Technology LLC,...

1. A method for processing transactions in a distributed computing system including multiple processing modules to achieve deadlock-free transaction processing, the method including:storing data items in a data storage system accessible to multiple processes running in the distributed computing system, where the data items are totally ordered according to an ordering rule, and at least some of the processes are running on different processing modules; and
processing transactions using a plurality of the multiple processes, where processing a transaction using one of the plurality of the multiple processes includes
receiving a set of requests for accessing data items stored in the data storage system, where the requests are in a first order,
obtaining locks on the data items sequentially in the first order if each of the locks is obtained within a first time interval,
determining a second order that is consistent with the ordering rule for at least two of the locks if any of the locks is not obtained within the first time interval, and
restarting the transaction being processed, including obtaining locks on data items sequentially in the second order.

US Pat. No. 10,140,322

TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR EXTRACTING KNOWLEDGE FROM UNSTRUCTURED DATA RETRIEVED FROM PERSONAL DATA SOURCES

SALESFORCE.COM, INC., Sa...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising instructions for a computer program for updating user profiles, the instructions operable to:store structured data in the user profiles;
extract one or more patterns from the stored structured data to create one or more pattern fingerprints;
retrieve unstructured personal data from personal data sources;
extract one or more patterns from the unstructured personal data using the one or more pattern fingerprints;
correlate the unstructured personal data with the stored structured data in the user profiles, using the one or more patterns from the unstructured personal data, to generate additional structured data;
update the user profiles with the additional structured data;
receive a query; and
provide a query response based at least in part on the structured data and the additional structured data in the user profiles,
wherein at least some of the user profiles are associated with different user roles for a same user.

US Pat. No. 10,140,320

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND MEDIA FOR GENERATING ANALYTICAL DATA

SDL Inc., Wakefield, MA ...

1. A method for utilizing content rich analytical data, comprising:obtaining informational content via multiple channels including at least one of RSS feeds, news feeds, web content aggregators, web engines, social networking medias, search engines, online ad engines, banner engines, online news groups, and forums;
storing the informational content in a Darwin Information Typing Architecture database in a native extensible markup language format, the stored informational content including at least one of interactive objects, media files, hotspots, and extensible markup language cross-references;
capturing an audit trail during a user session;
grouping a subset of correlated actions within the audit trail as a transaction by:
capturing an opening action performed by an end user on one or more publishing servers using a client device associated with the end user, the client device communicatively coupled with the one or more publishing servers via a network, the one or more publishing servers adapted to publish informational content to the end user, the opening action performed by the client device on a document,
determining actual informational content provided to the end user by applying a filter key associated with the informational content,
generating a unique transaction key in response to the captured opening action performed by the client device on the document,
correlating a subsequent XML cross referencing (XREF) action that is performed by the client device to the document opening action via the transaction key, the XML cross referencing action and created EXREF event relative to opening of the document,
evaluating a natural language of informational content of the document opened by the client device, and
generating a natural language preference for the natural language of the document based on the opening action and the correlated cross reference action;
generating content rich analytical data from the audit trail, the content rich analytical data filtered and formatted based on a plurality of preferences that include the generated natural language preference generated from behavior of the end user including opening actions of the end user;
obtaining informational content for the end user from the informational content stored in the database;
translating the obtained informational content according to a language that corresponds to the generated natural language preference of the end user as determined from the content rich analytical data generated from the audit trail;
reformatting the native extensible markup language format of the obtained informational content obtained from the database according to the generated natural language preference of the end user in a format for use by a web browser of the user client device to display the obtained informational content on the client device in a format that is perceivable to the end user; and
providing the translated and formatted informational content to the end user.

US Pat. No. 10,140,318

MICROBATCH LOADING

ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:(a) electronically receiving, over a network, a plurality of HL7 transactional messages containing patient data for a plurality of patients;
(b) electronically sorting, at one or more electronic devices, the plurality of HL7 transactional messages into a plurality of patient queues, each patient queue representing a queue for HL7 transactional messages containing data for a respective particular patient of the plurality of patients;
(c) electronically validating, at an electronic device, a first plurality of HL7 transactional messages for a first particular patient by evaluating the HL7 transactional messages against a plurality of rules;
(d) electronically aggregating, at an electronic device, the first plurality of HL7 transactional messages for the first particular patient, wherein electronically aggregating, at an electronic device, the first plurality of HL7 transactional messages for the first particular patient comprises determining a plurality of CDC operations;
(e) electronically merging, utilizing one or more processors, information corresponding to the first aggregated HL7 transactional messages for the first particular patient into a centralized data repository, one or more servers comprising the centralized data repository;
(f) electronically validating, at an electronic device, a second plurality of HL7 transactional messages for the first particular patient by evaluating the HL7 transactional messages against a plurality of rules;
(g) electronically aggregating, at an electronic device, the second plurality of HL7 transactional messages for the first particular patient;
(h) electronically merging, utilizing one or more processors, information corresponding to the second aggregated HL7 transactional messages for the first particular patient into the centralized data repository;
(i) electronically validating, at an electronic device, a third plurality of HL7 transactional messages for a second particular patient by evaluating the HL7 transactional messages against a plurality of rules;
(j) electronically aggregating, at an electronic device, the third plurality of HL7 transactional messages for the second particular patient;
(k) electronically merging, utilizing one or more processors, information corresponding to the third aggregated HL7 transactional messages for the second particular patient into the centralized data repository;
(l) attempting to electronically validate, at an electronic device, a fourth plurality of HL7 transactional messages for a third particular patient by evaluating the HL7 transactional messages against a plurality of rules; and
(m) determining, based on evaluation of the fourth plurality of HL7 transactional messages against a plurality of rules, that an error occurred when attempting to validate the fourth plurality of HL7 transactional messages.

US Pat. No. 10,140,315

IDENTIFYING VISUAL PORTIONS OF VISUAL MEDIA FILES RESPONSIVE TO VISUAL PORTIONS OF MEDIA FILES SUBMITTED AS SEARCH QUERIES

Shutterstock, Inc., New ...

1. A computer-implemented method for identifying visual portions of visual media files that are responsive to at least one visual media input file submitted as a search query, the method comprising:cropping at least a visual portion of each of a plurality of visual media files from a collection of media files;
generating a data vector for each cropped visual portion for each of the plurality of visual media files;
determining a visual similarity between the data vector for each cropped visual portion of each of the plurality of visual media files and a reference data vector representative of at least one reference visual media file associated with at least one known object; and
when the visual similarity between the data vector for the cropped visual portion of one of the plurality of visual media files and the reference data vector exceeds a similarity threshold value, associating metadata for the at least one known object with the cropped visual portion of one of the plurality of visual media files and indexing the cropped visual portion of the one of the plurality of visual media files with the associated metadata in an index;
comparing each of the cropped visual portions of the plurality of visual media files to one another to identify at least two cropped visual portions that when compared have a visual similarity score that exceeds another similarity threshold value, and removing at least one of the at least two cropped visual portions from the index when the compared at least two cropped visual portions have a visual similarity score that exceed the another similarity threshold value;
receiving from a user a search query, for the collection of media files, comprising at least one visual media input file;
analyzing the index of visual portions of the plurality of visual media files from the collection of media files to identify at least one responsive visual media file from the collection that comprises a visual portion associated with a visual similarity score, to the at least one visual media input file, which exceeds a similarity threshold value;
generating an input data vector for the at least one visual media input file;
performing a dot product between the input data vector for the at least one visual media input file with the data vector for each cropped visual portion for each of the plurality of visual media files to generate a dot product similarity score for each cropped visual portion for each of the plurality of visual media files;
identifying a data vector for at least one responsive visual media file having a dot product similarity score exceeding a dot product similarity threshold value as being similar to the at least one visual media input file; and
providing, in response to the search query, an identifier of the at least one responsive visual media file from the collection of media files for display as responsive to the search query.

US Pat. No. 10,140,314

PREVIEWS FOR CONTEXTUAL SEARCHES

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. In a digital media environment to facilitate creation of content using one or more computing devices, a method comprising:outputting, via a user interface for a digital media application, an image panel displaying image search results having candidate images for insertion in an image frame placed in a document exposed for editing via an editing panel of the user interface, wherein the image search results contain images matching at least one of image frame size or image frame shape;
detecting input to select a particular image within an arrangement of candidate images displayed in the image panel;
responsive to detection of the input, generating a preview image of the document having the particular image inserted into the image frame; and
displaying the preview image in the user interface as a preview that replaces a view of the document exposed for editing in the editing panel as long as the input to select the particular image is maintained.

US Pat. No. 10,140,312

LOW LATENCY DISTRIBUTED STORAGE SERVICE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A distributed storage service, comprising:a plurality of computing devices that implement:
a storage subsystem comprising a plurality of storage nodes configured to store data and metadata for a plurality of file systems;
a low latency metadata subsystem comprising one or more low latency servers, wherein a low latency server maintains a metadata cache and a metadata journal for one or more of the plurality of file systems associated with the low latency server; and
an access subsystem comprising a plurality of access nodes, wherein the access nodes are configured to:
receive file system requests for the plurality of file systems; and
for file system requests directed to the file systems associated with the low latency servers that require metadata operations, send metadata requests to the low latency servers associated with respective ones of the one or more file systems;
wherein the one or more low latency servers are configured to:
receive a metadata request for a file system associated with the low latency server from one of the access nodes;
determine one or more write operations according to the metadata request;
write one or more journal entries to the metadata journal for the file system specifying the one or more write operations; and
send a notification indicating results of the metadata request to the respective access node, wherein the one or more write operations specified by the one or more journal entries are committed in the storage subsystem subsequent to sending the notification.

US Pat. No. 10,140,310

IDENTIFYING AND UTILIZING SYNCHRONIZED CONTENT

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:an audiobook a comprising audio data representing a content item;
an electronic book comprising text data representing the content item; and
a synchronization file for the content item, the synchronization file comprising:
audiobook availability data that identifies first audio portions of the audio data that are available for synchronized output with the text data;
audiobook null data that identifies second audio portions of the audio data that are unavailable for synchronized output with the text data;
electronic book availability data that identifies first text portions of the text data that are available for synchronized output with the audio data; and
electronic book null data that identifies second text portions of the text data that are unavailable for synchronized output with the audio data; and a user device comprising:
one or more processors;
a speaker configured to output the audio data of the audiobook;
a display operable to display the text data of the electronic book; and
one or more computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
outputting, during a first period of time, a first portion of the content item where the audio data and the text data are synchronized;
at least partly during the first period of time and while the first portion of the content item is output:
identifying, using the synchronization file, a second portion of the content item where synchronization of the audio data and the text data is less than a predetermined threshold, wherein the second portion of the content item is scheduled to be output during a second period of time that is subsequent the first period of time;
outputting, using at least one of the display or the speaker, an alert indicating that the content item does not have synchronization availability for the second portion of the content item;
presenting, on the display, an input control configured to cause the user device to refrain from presenting the second portion of the content item;
receiving input via the input control; and
based at least in part on receiving the input, refraining from presenting the second portion of the content item.

US Pat. No. 10,140,304

DISTRIBUTED METADATA SERVERS IN A FILE SYSTEM WITH SEPARATE METADATA SERVERS FOR FILE METADATA AND DIRECTORY METADATA

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

15. A method performed by a directory metadata server in a distributed metadata storage environment, comprising the steps of:obtaining, using at least one processing device, a directory metadata request from at least one file system client on at least one compute node, wherein said directory metadata server is dedicated to processing only directory metadata request types and wherein a plurality of file metadata servers in said distributed metadata storage environment are dedicated to processing only file metadata request types; and
processing said directory metadata request using at least one shared persistent key-value metadata store accessed by said directory metadata server and said plurality of file metadata servers.

US Pat. No. 10,140,303

APPLICATION AWARE SNAPSHOTS

NexGen Storage, Inc., Lo...

1. A primary data storage system with snapshot capability, the system comprising:an input/output port configured to receive a block command packet that embodies one of a read block command and a write block command and transmitting a block result packet in reply to a block command packet;
a data store system having at least one data store configured to receive and store data in response to a write block command and retrieve and provide data in response to a read block command;
wherein the data store system is adaptable to accommodating at least a first storage element;
a data protection module that is adapted to: (a) identify the first storage element of the data store system, (b) identify a manager of the first storage element and the manager type of the of the identified manager, (c) associate the identified manager and manager type of the identified manager with the first storage element, and (d) initiate an application-consistent snapshot of the first storage element that is in accordance with the manager and manager type, wherein any resulting application-consistent snapshot includes metadata that relates to the relative quality of the snapshot;
wherein the data protection module is adaptable to producing a plurality of snapshots of the first storage element and associating a snapshot quality with each of the plurality of snapshots;
wherein the data protection module comprises a retention module for deleting at least one snapshot of the plurality of snapshots and retaining at least one of the plurality of snapshots based upon the relative snapshots qualities of the plurality of snapshots.

US Pat. No. 10,140,297

SUPPLEMENTING SEARCH RESULTS WITH INFORMATION OF INTEREST

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a search engine that is hosted by one or more first servers, a query from a user device;
identifying, by the search engine that is hosted by the one or more first servers, a first set of data that includes respective search results for respective multiple documents that are determined to be relevant to the query, wherein each search result of the respective search results includes a reference to a second server that hosts a document of the multiple documents, wherein the second server is different than the one or more first servers;
identifying, by the search engine that is hosted by the one or more first servers, a second set of data that is determined to be relevant to the query, wherein the second set of data includes attribute-value pairs that have been obtained from at least one of the multiple documents, wherein, for each attribute-value pair, each attribute is determined to be relevant to the query and each value is a value of the attribute;
generating, by the search engine that is hosted by the one or more first servers, a search results document that includes (i) a first portion that includes the search results of the first data set, the search results each including a reference to a second server that hosts at least one of the multiple documents and (ii) a second portion that includes the attribute-value pairs that have been obtained from at least one of the multiple documents, wherein the second portion (a) is adjacent to one or more of the search results in the first portion and (b) includes a link that is associated with the attribute-value pair; and
providing, from the server, the search results document to the user device for display.

US Pat. No. 10,140,295

METHOD, SYSTEM AND SOFTWARE FOR SEARCHING, IDENTIFYING, RETRIEVING AND PRESENTING ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS

Camelot UK Bidco Limited,...

1. A computer-implemented method of improving performance of a computer to enhance relevance ranking of results in a computer-implemented search of a corpus of documents having in part homogeneous structured data having a field structure, using an underlying search engine offering a distribution-biased OR operator, the method comprising:a. as a preparatory phase, before a request function receives any queries, based on knowledge of the field structure of the documents to be searched and the content of some of the fields, determining a mapping or policy for automatically, by a processor, replacing a received search clause with a sequence of multiple search clauses of anticipated nested respective responsive scopes, such that a set of documents responsive to one search clause in the sequence of search clauses is predicted to be a subset of the set of documents responsive to the next search clause in the sequence of search clauses;
b. on an ongoing basis, operating at a search-controller level to mediate between the request function and an underlying search engine, and electronically receiving a query comprising at least one search clause from the request function;
c. by the processor, according to the mapping or policy determined in preparatory-phase step (a), transforming at least one of the at least one received search clause received in step (b) into an automatically generated, intentionally redundant sequence of search clauses representing the anticipated nesting of respective responsive scopes designed in the step (a) mapping or policy, so as to correspond to gradations of focus on a topic of interest interpreted to be suggested by the at least one received search clause;
d. combining the generated sequence of search clauses with a distribution-biased OR operator and submitting the combination to the underlying search engine to be executed against a database associated with the search engine, wherein scoring of the distribution-biased OR operation reflects not only aggregate scoring from respective counts of matches for the alternate clauses under the distribution-biased OR but also the evenness of distribution of that aggregate across its contributing component scores coming from those respective alternate clauses;
e. automatically executing the submitted combination of search clauses, by the underlying search engine, such that the nesting of the individual clauses' respective responsive scopes induces scopes of focus induce the underlying search engine to return a set of responsive documents for the entire OR combination that corresponds to the responsive set for the broadest of the submitted, automatically generated sequence of individual search clauses; and
f. automatically relevance-scoring the broad set of responsive documents returned in step (e), via the underlying search engine's processing of the distribution-biased OR-connected sequence of search clauses automatically generated and submitted in steps (c) and (d), yielding scoring more sensitive to gradations of focus on a topic of interest as suggested in the at least one search clause received in step (b).

US Pat. No. 10,140,293

COORDINATED USER WORD SELECTION FOR TRANSLATION AND OBTAINING OF CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION FOR THE SELECTED WORD

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, at a viewing application executing in a foreground at a computing device, a touch input from a user, the touch input comprising:
(i) a first portion indicating a selection of a single selected word in a document in a source language, the document being displayed in the viewing application, wherein the viewing application is not configured to perform language translation; and
(ii) a second portion following the first portion and indicating a trigger command for obtaining a translation of the selected word from the source language to the target language; and
in response to receiving the touch input:
obtaining, by an operating system executing at the computing device, contextual information from at least a portion of a full screen capture of the document, wherein the full screen capture includes an entire viewable area of the computing device, wherein the portion of the full screen capture is associated with the selected word, and wherein the contextual information is indicative of a context of the selected word as it is used in the document;
extracting, by the computing device, contextual features of the selected word using the contextual information, each contextual feature being a machine-learned feature indicative of a use of the selected word, wherein the contextual features include both (i) one or more first words from at least the portion of the full screen capture and (ii) an image from at least the portion of the full screen capture, wherein the image does not include the one or more first words and the selected word;
providing, from the operating system and to a different translation application, the selected word and its contextual information, wherein receipt of the selected word and its contextual information causes the translation application to obtain and output potential translated words to the operating system, wherein the translation application (i) is distinct from the viewing application, (ii) is launched by the operating system in a background at the computing device or is already executing in the background at the computing device, and (iii) is configured to obtain the potential translated words using the selected word and its extracted contextual features;
providing, from the operating system to the viewing application, the potential translated words, each potential translated word being a potential translation of the selected word to a different target language that is preferred by the user; and
displaying, by the viewing application, the potential translated words.

US Pat. No. 10,140,286

OPTIMIZED GRAPH TRAVERSAL

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system comprising:a front end server that is configured to receive a given phrase that is input through a user interface by a digital component provider;
a knowledge graph traverser that is configured to determine an entity that is being referred to by the given phrase, wherein the knowledge graph traverser performs the determination by accessing a knowledge graph comprising nodes that each uniquely identify different entities, and identifying a particular node that uniquely identifies the entity being referred to by the given phrase, wherein the nodes of the knowledge graph are connected by edges that represent relationships between connected nodes; and
a property selector that interacts with the graph traverser and is configured to:
identify properties of the entity by accessing other nodes that are connected to the particular node that identifies the entity;
access a search query history that includes previous search queries provided by users;
determine, from among the properties that were identified for the entity, one or more properties that occur in the previous search queries provided by the users at a greater frequency than other properties that were identified for the entity; and
based on characteristics of the digital component provider, select, from among the one or more properties that occur in the previous search queries provided by the users at the greater frequency than the other properties that were identified for the entity, a subset of the properties that were identified for the entity,
wherein the knowledge graph traverser is further configured to identify additional phrases by accessing the knowledge graph using the subset of properties that were identified for the entity, and
wherein the front-end server updates the user interface to present at least some of the additional phrases with programmatic controls that assign one or more of the additional phrase as distribution criteria for digital components of the digital component provider in response to activation of the programmatic controls.

US Pat. No. 10,140,284

PARTIAL GESTURE TEXT ENTRY

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:outputting, by a computing device, for display at a presence-sensitive display, a text entry area and a graphical keyboard that includes: a plurality of keys;
detecting, by the computing device, at the presence-sensitive display, a gesture being entered by an input unit that selects fewer than all of a group of keys from the plurality of keys that correspond to a plurality of candidate words;
determining, by the computing device, whether the gesture has terminated;
responsive to determining that the gesture has not terminated, outputting, by the computing device, for display at a location of the presence-sensitive display that is based on a current location of the input unit, a highest ranked candidate word from the plurality of candidate words by at least displaying the highest ranked candidate word with movement that follows the input unit as the gesture being entered by the input unit is detected at the presence-sensitive display; and
responsive to determining that the gesture has terminated, outputting, by the computing device, for display at the presence-sensitive display and in the text entry area, the highest-ranked candidate word.

US Pat. No. 10,140,282

INPUT STRING MATCHING FOR DOMAIN NAMES

VERISIGN, INC., Reston, ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:accessing a first input string that includes a keyword to be compared;
generating a Universal character set transformation format (UTF)-encoded input string from the first input string;
parsing the UTF-encoded input string via an n-gram parser to generate a plurality of input string n-grams;
accessing a second input string that includes a domain to be compared;
determining that the second input string includes a top-level domain suffix;
stripping the top-level domain suffix from the second input string to create a modified second input string;
generating a UTF-encoded domain string from the modified second input string that includes the domain;
parsing the UTF-encoded domain string to generate a plurality of domain string n-grams from the UTF-encoded domain string;
comparing the plurality of input string n-grams to the plurality of domain string n-grams;
identifying a match between the first input string that includes the keyword and the second input string that includes the domain based on the comparison of the plurality of input string n-grams to the plurality of domain string n-grams;
generating a relevance score for the identified match, wherein the relevance score is based on a first input string n-gram from the plurality of input string n-grams that match the plurality of domain string n-grams; and
returning the second input string that includes a domain based on determining that the relevance score meets a threshold value and one or more variants of the domain that include one or more graphemes that are different from one or more graphemes in the domain.

US Pat. No. 10,140,279

TECHNIQUES FOR PROVIDING USER INTERFACE ENHANCEMENTS FOR SPREADSHEETS AND TABLES

Dropbox, Inc., San Franc...

1. A method, comprising:at one or more computing devices comprising one or more processors and storage media storing one or more computer programs executed by the one or more processors to perform the method, performing operations comprising:
in response to detecting a semantic organization event in a first graphical user interface content-view of a spreadsheet, determining whether semantic organization data associated with a first set of data cells of the spreadsheet should be stored, wherein the semantic organization data describes how the spreadsheet is organized;
wherein the first set of data cells includes a plurality of columns;
wherein the plurality of columns of the first set of data cells includes a plurality of data cell values;
wherein the spreadsheet includes a header that collectively groups the plurality of columns within the spreadsheet;
wherein the header and the plurality of data cell values are content input into the spreadsheet;
wherein the semantic organization data includes the header;
in response to determining that semantic organization data should be stored, storing semantic organization data associated with the first set of data cells;
generating a preview thumbnail image based on the semantic organization data;
displaying a graphical user interface semantic-view of the spreadsheet, wherein the graphical user interface semantic-view comprises the preview thumbnail image corresponding to the first set of data cells;
wherein the preview thumbnail image displayed includes display of the header that collectively groups the plurality of columns within the spreadsheet; and
in response to detecting a selection of the preview thumbnail image corresponding to the first set of data cells, navigating to a display of the first set of data cells in a second graphical user interface content-view of the spreadsheet.

US Pat. No. 10,140,267

EFFICIENT OPERATION OF GRC PROCESSING PLATFORMS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of operating a governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) processing platform that runs a GRC application, the method comprising:initiating, by processing circuitry of the GRC processing platform, a retrieval of data from an external data source according to a set of GRC rules, the data being expressed in a first format;
performing, by the processing circuitry, a transformation operation on the data expressed in the first format to produce transformed data, the transformed data expressed in a second format distinct from the first format, the second format providing parameters having values to be provided as input into the GRC application after retrieval of the data is complete;
receiving, by the processing circuitry, an indication that the values of the parameters of the transformed data satisfy a logical condition specified in the set of GRC rules;
in response to receiving the indication, terminating, by the processing circuitry, the retrieval of data from the external data source thereby improving operation of the processing platform by ceasing further processing of data that will not be input into the GRC application; and
retrieving data from other external data sources as the retrieval of data from the external data source is terminated,
wherein receiving the indication includes receiving an error message indicating that the logical condition was satisfied, and
wherein the method further comprises converting the error message to a warning so that further retrieval of data from other external data sources may occur.

US Pat. No. 10,140,258

PORTABLE DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAYING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of displaying images in a portable device including a sensor to sense orientation of the portable device, the method comprising:if the portable device is oriented in a first direction, displaying a plurality of text blocks and at least one multimedia block; and
in response to sensing, by the sensor, that the orientation of the portable device changes from the first direction to a second direction, determining a display order of the plurality of text blocks and the at least one multimedia block and rearranging the plurality of text blocks and the at least one multimedia block based on the determined display order,
wherein the determining of the display order comprises:
identifying an order of the plurality of text blocks displayed in a state which the portable device is oriented in the first direction,
calculating at least one vector by connecting central points of the plurality of text blocks based on the order of the plurality of text blocks, and
determining the display order based on a first distance between the at least one vector and the central points of the plurality of text blocks and a second distance between the at least one vector and central points of the at least one multimedia block, the first and second distances each being a shortest distance from the at least one vector.

US Pat. No. 10,140,256

LOCATION SPECIFIC CONTENT VISUALIZATION FORMATTING

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system comprising:a third-party corpus database electronically storing various third-party content that are available to be incorporated into an electronic document, wherein the various third-party content are indexed in the third-party corpus database according to one or more parameters; and
a distributed computing system including a set of multiple computing devices that are interconnected and electronically access the third-party corpus database to evaluate the various third-party content, based at least in part on the one or more parameters, and transmit, to a user device, digital data that produce visualizations of at least two of the various third-party content together in a display of the user device, wherein:
the digital data include machine readable instructions that cause the user device to incorporate the visualizations of the at least two of the various third-party content into a particular presentation of a given electronic document at the user device;
the distributed computing system:
selects the at least two of the various third-party content and determines a given level of prominence provided by a first presentation location of the given electronic document that is assigned to one of the at least two of the various third-party content for the particular presentation;
selects, for a given third-party content that is assigned a second presentation location of the given electronic document, formatting of the given third-party content that increases a level of prominence of the given third-party content over the level of prominence that is provided by the second presentation location, but limits the level of prominence of the given third-party content to less than the given level of prominence provided by the first presentation location of the given electronic document, and
dynamically generates a visualization of the given third-party content using the formatting that was selected for the given third-party content; and
the digital data include instructions that cause presentation of at least some of the visualizations of the various third-party content at the user device according to respective formatting that was selected by the distributed computing system for each of the at least some of the various third-party content.

US Pat. No. 10,140,248

ANALOG PROCESSOR COMPRISING QUANTUM DEVICES

D-WAVE SYSTEMS INC., Bur...

1. A method of determining a result of a computational problem using an analog processor, comprising:receiving at a first digital computer, including a digital processor, an instance of the computational problem defined over an input graph, wherein the input graph is non-planar; and
determining a mapping of the instance of the computational problem onto the analog processor, by the digital processor.

US Pat. No. 10,140,247

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, RECONFIGURABLE PROCESSOR AND CONTROLLING METHODS THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

6. A reconfigurable processor for restoring and processing configuration data, the processor comprising:a plurality of processing units;
a buffer register configured to transmit control data to the plurality of processing units;
an inputter configured to receive compression configuration data, which comprises a plurality of pieces of sub-configuration data and compression information of the compression configuration data; and
a configuration memory configured to store the compression configuration data,
wherein each of the plurality of pieces of sub-configuration data includes control data corresponding to at least one processing unit used in at least one cycle, respectively, and control data of all but one of a plurality of adjacent cycles comprising identical control data is removed, and
wherein the reconfigurable processor determines a reference cycle of a current cycle for each of the plurality of pieces of sub-configuration data based on the compression information, and stores control data included in the reference cycle in the current cycle in the buffer register.

US Pat. No. 10,140,238

OPEN COMPUTE PROJECT NETWORK CARD CONVERTED TO PCIE RISER

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:a motherboard;
a chassis configured to house one or more components of the information handling system;
one or more Open Compute Project (OCP) connection points coupled to the motherboard, the OCP connection points designated for an OCP mezzanine card;
one or more power and sideband connection points coupled to the motherboard, wherein the power and sideband connection points provide a current and sideband signal required by a PCIe card;
an OCP mezzanine riser coupled to the one or more OCP connection points, wherein the OCP mezzanine riser comprises:
a circuit board;
at least one connector mounted on a first side of circuit board coupled with at least one OCP connection point of the server motherboard; and
one or more PCIe lanes mounted on a second side of the circuit board, wherein a PCIe card is inserted into each of the one or more PCIe lanes of the OCP mezzanine riser.

US Pat. No. 10,140,226

CONTROL APPARATUS WITH LOAD MONITORING

1. A modular control apparatus having a head module, at least one power supply module and at least one peripheral module, which are arranged next to one another on the head module, and having at least one bus structure,wherein the at least one power supply module and the at least one peripheral module each have a base module part, an electronic module part and a connection module part, the power supply module being configured to supply the at least one peripheral module with an external peripheral current,
wherein the connection module part of the at least one power supply module has a supply connection for receiving the external peripheral current,
wherein the connection module part of the at least one peripheral module provides an output connectable to an actuator for outputting the peripheral current received from the power supply module,
wherein the base module parts arranged next to one another form the bus structure that electrically couples the head module, the at least one power supply module and the at least one peripheral module to one another so that the external peripheral current is transferred via the bus structure from the at least one power supply module to the at least one peripheral module, and
wherein the power supply module additionally comprises:
an electrical line, having a defined cross section, that runs from the connection module part through the electronic module part to the base module part and connects the at least one supply connection of the power supply module to the bus structure,
and an overload identification unit that is arranged proximate to the electrical line and determines a parameter of the electrical line and produces a warning signal if the parameter exceeds a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,140,221

METHOD TO HANDLE HOST, DEVICE, AND LINK'S LATENCY TOLERANT REQUIREMENTS OVER USB TYPE-C POWER DELIVERY USING VENDOR DEFINED MESSAGING FOR ALL ALTERNATE MODES

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A computer-implementable method for performing a latency tolerance operation, comprising:determining whether a host and a device coupled to a cable are both capable of communicating information regarding latency tolerance;
identifying a host latency tolerance and a device latency tolerance;
configuring the host and the device to communicate based upon the host latency tolerance and the device latency tolerance; and,
communicating between the host and the device, the communicating conforming to the host latency tolerance and the device latency tolerance; and wherein
the identifying the host latency tolerance and the device latency tolerance comprises performing at least one of a memory based latency tolerance operation and a message based latency tolerance operation; and,
the memory based latency tolerance operation comprises storing latency tolerance information within a latency tolerance storage location in a port controller of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,140,220

METHOD OF PERFORMING AUTHENTICATION WITH A MEMORY CIRCUIT USING DYNAMIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY ARRAYS

1. A method of performing authentication with a memory circuit, the method comprising:performing a first authentication with a non-volatile secure element, comparing a first user-provided cryptographic key with a cryptographic key stored in the non-volatile secure element;
if the first authentication is successful, downloading the first user-provided cryptographic key to a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) array configured as a content addressable memory (CAM) and switching the non-volatile secure element to a blocking mode that does not accept further authentication cycles after the step of downloading the first user-provided cryptographic key to the DRAM array configured as the CAM if the first authentication is successful; and
performing a second authentication with the DRAM array configured as the CAM, comparing a second user-provided cryptographic key with the first user-provided cryptographic key stored in the DRAM array configured as the CAM.

US Pat. No. 10,140,219

MULTI-PORT SHARED CACHE APPARATUS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. An apparatus comprising:a cache memory accessible by a plurality of processes; and
a controller configured to allocate cache lines from a plurality of cache lines of the cache memory to each process of the plurality of processes according to a line configuration, the line configuration identifying for each process of the plurality of processes a maximum number of cache lines that are able to be utilized by the each process irrespective of free cache lines available in the plurality of cache lines, wherein a different maximum number of cache lines are identified for two or more processes of the plurality of processes, wherein each of the plurality of cache lines is able to be allocated to any process of the plurality of processes,
wherein the controller is further configured to
detect a first memory request from at least one process of the plurality of processes;
allocate a cache line from the plurality of cache lines to the at least one process in response to detecting the first memory request, wherein a cache line from the plurality of cache lines is allocated to the at least one process for each memory request from the process until the maximum number of cache lines for the at least one process has been allocated, and wherein each cache line allocated to the at least one process from the plurality of cache lines is not associated with any type of memory request until the cache line is allocated to the at least one process,
detect a second memory request from the at least one process, where the second memory request is detected subsequent to the first request;
determine, in response to the second memory request being detected, that the at least one process has utilized its maximum allocation of cache lines, and
in response to determining that the at least one process has utilized its maximum allocation of cache lines,
determine that a plurality of cache line replacement policies is available;
identify, from a configuration file associated with the at least one process, a cache line replacement policy from the plurality of cache line replacement policies configured for the at least one process, wherein the controller is configured to apply different line replacement policies concurrently to different processes; and
allocate, in accordance with the identified cache line replacement policy, a replacement cache line to the at least one process only from a cache line currently allocated to and already used by the at least one process for a same type of memory request as the detected second memory request, whereby allocating the replacement cache line to the at least one process prevents the at least one process from exceeding its maximum allocation of cache lines irrespective of free cache lines available in the plurality of cache lines.

US Pat. No. 10,140,218

NON-UNIFORM MEMORY ACCESS SUPPORT IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

1. A method for configuring devices in a virtual environment comprising:probing a root bus to detect a first device coupled to the root bus;
assigning the first device to a first virtual root bus of a virtual machine;
assigning a first address range corresponding to the first device, wherein the first address range is assigned based on determining a NUMA node corresponding to the virtual machine;
providing a notification, to a guest of the virtual machine, of an expander coupled to the first virtual root bus;
probing, by the guest, the expander to detect a second device coupled to an additional root bus; and
assigning the second device to a second virtual root bus of the virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 10,140,212

CONSISTENT AND EFFICIENT MIRRORING OF NONVOLATILE MEMORY STATE IN VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENTS BY REMOTE MIRRORING MEMORY ADDRESSES OF NONVOLATILE MEMORY TO WHICH CACHED LINES OF THE NONVOLATILE MEMORY HAVE BEEN FLUSHED

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. In a computer system having one or more processors, memory that is logically partitioned into memory pages and includes volatile memory having a buffer and non-volatile memory, and a processor cache including a plurality of clean or dirty cache lines each configured to store cached data and a memory address, a method of mirroring updates to memory pages, said method comprising:reading cached data and a memory address of a non-volatile memory stored in a dirty cache line of the processor cache, wherein the processor cache contains (i) cached data of both the volatile and non-volatile memory and (ii) memory addresses of both the volatile memory and the non-volatile memory, wherein said reading is triggered when the dirty cache line is removed from the processor cache;
responsive to the reading, storing the memory address of the non-volatile memory that was stored in the dirty cache line of the processor cache in the buffer, and storing the cached data that was stored in the dirty cache line of the processor cache in the non-volatile memory at the memory address of the non-volatile memory; and
mirroring the cached data that was stored responsive to the reading, at the memory address of the non-volatile memory by reading the memory address of the non-volatile memory stored in the buffer, reading the cached data stored in the non-volatile memory and located at the memory address of the non-volatile memory, and transmitting the cached data stored in the non-volatile memory and located at the memory address of the non-volatile memory to a remote computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,140,207

MICROCOMPUTER HAVING PROCESSOR CAPABLE OF CHANGING ENDIAN BASED ON ENDIAN INFORMATION IN MEMORY

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A microcomputer comprising:a processor comprising multiple operation modes including a reset mode, a first mode and a second mode,
an external terminal for setting the first mode or the second mode,
a nonvolatile memory, and
a data transfer circuit,
wherein the nonvolatile memory includes:
a first region including a third region in which first endian information for setting an endian mode of the processor is stored,
a second region including a fourth region in which second endian information for setting the endian mode of the processor is stored,
wherein an operation mode changes from the reset mode to the first mode when the external terminal enables the first mode,
wherein an operation mode changes from the reset mode to the second mode when the external terminal enables the second mode,
wherein, in the first mode, the data transfer circuit reads the first endian information from an address of the third region and outputs to the processor the first endian information and the processor succeedingly executes a first program stored in the first region,
wherein the first program located in the first region is not rewritable,
wherein, in the second mode, the data transfer circuit reads the second endian information from an address of the fourth region and outputs to the processor the second endian information and the processor succeedingly executes a second program stored in the second region,
wherein the second program located in the second region is rewritable, and
wherein the data transfer circuit outputs the first or the second endian information before a CPU reset signal goes to be high to release reset.

US Pat. No. 10,140,203

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY ANALYZING THE CORRECTNESS OF SOFTWARE

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A method for dynamically analyzing the correctness of an embedded software, the method comprising:executing the embedded software with a central processing unit (CPU) of a target system,
tracing a behavior of the CPU during a runtime of the embedded software with a trace interface comprising hardware of the CPU without influencing a runtime behavior of the target system,
providing coded raw data relating to the traced behavior of the CPU, and
processing the coded raw data, including:
conditioning the coded raw data; and
evaluating the conditioned coded raw data using a correctness analysis algorithm;
wherein conditioning the coded raw data includes:
collecting and decoding executed instructions to generate decoded executed instructions; and
forming reduced execution trace data by filtering the decoded executed instructions and all running application programs, wherein the reduced execution trace data contain only memory access operations and function calls only for a particular process.

US Pat. No. 10,140,202

SOURCE CODE ANNOTATION FOR A SYSTEM ON CHIP

CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS, I...

11. A system, comprising:a memory, storing instructions; and
at least one processor that executes the instructions to:
receive a source code for controlling a system on a chip;
correlate a datum and an instruction in the source code with a first node;
associate the first node with a resource used by the datum and the instruction, based on a model for the system on a chip;
illustrate, in a display, a link between the first node and a second node, the link being indicative of a data dependency in the source code between the first node and the second node;
evaluate a performance of the system on a chip controlled by the source code; and
form an annotated source code based on the performance of the system on a chip.

US Pat. No. 10,140,198

NETWORKED DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a processor at a server in response to instructions stored on a non-transitory storage medium, a networked desktop state of a networked desktop environment, wherein the networked desktop environment includes a networked desktop workspace and an information element, and wherein the networked desktop state includes information indicating a multi-dimensional position of a representation of the information element in the networked desktop workspace;
determining first rendering capabilities of a first interface device available for collaboratively sharing the networked desktop environment, the first rendering capabilities reflecting a rendering mode to use for rendering the networked desktop environment at the first interface device;
determining second rendering capabilities of a second interface device available for collaboratively sharing the networked desktop environment, the second rendering capabilities reflecting a rendering mode to use for rendering the networked desktop environment at the second interface device, wherein the first rendering capabilities and the second rendering capabilities are different;
collaboratively sharing the networked desktop environment, wherein collaboratively sharing the networked desktop environment includes:
generating, at the server, instructions for use in rendering a graphical representation of the networked desktop workspace, wherein the instructions for use in rendering the graphical representation of the networked desktop workspace include information indicative of the networked desktop state, first rendering instructions based on the first rendering capabilities, and second rendering instructions based on the second rendering capabilities;
transmitting the instructions for use in rendering the graphical representation of the networked desktop workspace to the first interface device via a first network communication link, such that the graphical representation of the networked desktop workspace is renderable by the first interface device using the first rendering instructions;
transmitting the instructions for use in rendering the graphical representation of the networked desktop workspace to the second interface device via second a network communication link, such that the graphical representation of the networked desktop workspace is renderable by the second interface device using the second rendering instructions; and
receiving, via a network communication link, information indicating an interaction with the networked desktop environment at one or both of the first interface device or the second interface device, wherein the interaction includes a change of the multi-dimensional position; and
storing, at the server, the networked desktop environment, wherein storing the networked desktop environment includes updating the networked desktop state based on the change of the multi-dimensional position.

US Pat. No. 10,140,196

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING A SLIDING WINDOW FOR TESTING AN EVENT PROCESSING SYSTEM BASED ON A SYSTEM TIME

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A method for testing an event stream processing system, comprising:providing, by a testing framework and to an event stream processing system, a processing rule including a time period for an event window, wherein a time period between a plurality of sliding points for a sliding event processing cycle is a multiple of the time period for the event window;
starting, at an arbitrary system time, a first sliding window;
ending the first sliding window at a first sliding point of the event processing system;
sending, by the testing framework, a stream of input events to the event stream processing system in the order in which the events were captured or appended, wherein each input event is associated with a timestamp that is based on a system time, and wherein each input event corresponds to a plurality of expected output events associated with a shared timestamp;
inserting, at the event stream processing system, a first event of the event stream, the associated timestamp of the first event representing a system time after the arbitrary system time but before the first sliding point;
processing the first event of the event stream at the first sliding point;
using the first sliding point as a base time for a second sliding window;
defining the second sliding window as the first sliding point plus the time period for the event window;
inserting, at the event stream processing system, a plurality of the input events from the stream of input events whose associated timestamp falls within the second sliding window;
processing each of the one or more input events included in the event window as a batch according to the processing rule at a second sliding point at or after the close of the second sliding event window;
outputting a plurality of actual output events as a result of the processing, each of the at least one actual output events associated with a system timestamp; and
using the shared timestamp to verify whether a plurality of actual output events received from the event stream processing system matches said plurality of expected output events.

US Pat. No. 10,140,194

STORAGE SYSTEM TRANSACTIONS

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

1. A system comprising:a first node of a plurality of nodes, the first node to receive transactions related to a storage volume, wherein the storage volume comprises a plurality of regions, and wherein each of the plurality of nodes is designated as an owner of a respective region of the plurality of regions to control the issuance of tickets for transactions affecting the respective region; and
wherein the first node comprises a controller to execute instructions to dispense tickets for the received transactions that affect the respective region owned by the first node, each ticket to ensure exclusive access to a storage object identified in the received transaction for which the ticket was issued while the received transaction is executed.

US Pat. No. 10,140,191

SYSTEM FOR DEVELOPMENT OF IOT SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

Accenture Global Services...

1. A system, comprising:one or more server devices to:
provide one or more questions, to a user of a user device, to characterize an Internet of things system,
a characterization of the Internet of thing system being associated with at least one of:
a system goal,
a technology platform,
connectivity,
scalability, or
an end-user-role;
obtain one or more responses from the user of the user device associated with the one or more questions;
provide, based on the one or more responses, a list of existing Internet of things system profiles;
obtain an existing Internet of things system profile selected from the list;
retrieve a previously created and/or obtained Internet of things system architecture associated with the existing Internet of things system profile;
obtain one or more modifications to the previously created and/or obtained Internet of things system architecture to create a new Internet of things system architecture; and
automatically perform the one or more modifications to create the new Internet of things system architecture,
the new Internet of things system architecture defining the Internet of things system by applying associated Internet of things system architecture rules to the one or more responses.

US Pat. No. 10,140,190

EFFICIENT TRANSACTION LOG FLUSHING

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method comprising:maintaining a write transaction journal for a node among a cluster of nodes, wherein write transaction journal entries are associated with a drive among a plurality of drives of the node and a data block address associated with the drive;
dynamically storing an oldest write time and a total number of writes for each data block among the plurality of data blocks in a kernel memory space of the node based on dynamically monitoring the write transaction journal;
dynamically scoring each data block among the plurality of data blocks for a frequency of writes score based on the oldest write time and the total number of writes associated with each data block;
dynamically scoring drives among the plurality of drives for a busyness score;
dividing each drive among the plurality of drives into a set of drive segments;
associating each write transaction journal entry with a drive segment among the set of drive segments for the drive associated with each write transaction journal entry;
dynamically scoring each drive segment among the set of drive segments for each drive among the plurality of drives for a locality score;
determining a flushing event based on the maintaining the write transaction journal; and
in response to determining a flushing event, flushing a set of write transaction journal entries, wherein the set of write transaction journal entries are determined based on the busyness score of the drive associated with the write transaction journal entry, the segment score associated the drive segment associated with the write transaction journal entry, and the frequency of writes score associated with the data block address associated with the write transaction journal entry.

US Pat. No. 10,140,185

EPOCH BASED SNAPSHOT SUMMARY

Maginatics LLC, Mountain...

1. A method managing file system data, comprising:for each of a plurality of snapshots, storing, by one or more processors, in a first data structure data that associates with the snapshot a corresponding last chunk identifier assigned as of a time at which the snapshot is or was created;
storing, by one or more processors, in a second data structure, for each of a plurality of chunks of file system data no longer referenced by a file system object that has not been subject to deletion, an epoch identifier associated with an epoch in which the chunk became no longer referenced by a file system object that has not been subject to deletion, wherein each epoch is associated with one or more snapshots, the one or more snapshots are associated with respective snapshot creation times which define one or both of a beginning and an end of the epoch;
comparing, by one or more processors, a chunk identifier and associated epoch comprising an entry in the second data structure with one or more entries in the first data structure to determine whether a chunk associated with the chunk identifier is associated with a snapshot that continues to be retained, wherein a chunk is determined not to be included in a snapshot by virtue of the chunk having been created and stored subsequent to the snapshot having been created, and wherein said determination is made at least in part by comparing a chunk identifier of the chunk with a last chunk identifier associated with the snapshot in the first data structure and concluding that the chunk identifier is greater than the last chunk identifier associated with the snapshot;
determining, by one or more processors, a status with respect to deletion of the chunk corresponding to the chunk identifiers, wherein the status with respect to deletion of the chunk is based at least in part on the comparison of the chunk identifier and associated epoch comprising the entry in the second data structure with one or more entries in the first data structure; and
deleting the chunk based at least in part on a determination made based on least in part on the comparison that the chunk associated with the chunk identifier is not associated with any snapshot that continues to be retained.

US Pat. No. 10,140,176

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE, MEMORY SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF ERROR CORRECTION OF THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of correcting an error in a semiconductor memory device including a memory cell array which includes a plurality of memory cell groups each including a plurality of memory cells, the method comprising:receiving first data from outside the semiconductor memory device;
generating first check bits based on the first data and a first parity generator matrix,
the first parity generator matrix including a plurality of columns of bits, the plurality of columns of bits being arranged in a plurality of parity generator matrix groups; and
storing an error correcting code (ECC) code word including a plurality of ECC code word groups and the first check bits in the plurality of memory cell groups, the plurality of ECC code word groups corresponding to the plurality of parity generator matrix groups, respectively,
wherein, for each parity generator matrix group of the first parity generator matrix, a result value of a bit-by-bit exclusive OR (XOR) operation performed on any two columns included in the parity generator matrix group is equal to a column number of a column, from among the plurality of columns of bits, that is not included in the parity generator matrix group such that,
when a first ECC code word group, from among the plurality of ECC code word groups, includes error bits, a miscorrected bit that would be caused by the error bits as a result of performing an error correction operation on the first ECC code word group is located in an ECC code word group other than the first ECC code word group.

US Pat. No. 10,140,173

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND SYSTEM THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a terminal, comprising:receiving available transmission resource information;
receiving a semi-persistent transmission resource allocation message including transmission resource information;
performing cyclic redundancy checking (CRC) operation on the semi-persistent transmission resource allocation message;
verifying, if the CRC operation succeeds, validity of the semi-persistent transmission resource allocation message by comparing the transmission resource information included in the semi-persistent transmission resource allocation message with the available transmission resource information; and
transmitting, if the validity of the semi-persistent transmission resource allocation message is verified, data using the transmission resource information included in the semi-persistent transmission resource allocation message,
wherein verifying validity of the semi-persistent transmission resource allocation message comprises:
transmitting an HARQ message for a first packet on a transmission resource included in the transmission resource information; and
identifying whether to receive an HARQ ACK or a retransmission resource allocation message, in response to the HARQ message for the first packet.

US Pat. No. 10,140,164

COMPUTER RESOURCE ALLOCATION TO WORKLOADS IN AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

1. An information technology system operable to provision computer resources for workloads, the information technology system comprising:a configuration and management server to:
allocate subsets of computer resources from a pool of computer resources to workloads, wherein the workloads comprise web hosting services; and
capture performance metrics for each subset of computer resources assigned to one of the workloads;
a performance prediction server to:
identify performance metrics from the captured performance metrics for a model, the identified performance metrics comprise categories of metrics including metrics approximating end-to-end response time observed by an end user downloading a web page, metrics evaluating caching of web pages, and metrics associated with aborted requests for web pages;
determine weights for the identified performance metrics;
generate a model based on the identified performance metrics and the weights; and
apply the model to the captured performance metrics to predict performance for each of the workloads, wherein the predicted performance is a single score for each workload, and
wherein the configuration and management server is further to:
determine the allocation of the subset of computer resources for each of the workloads based on the predicted performance for each of the workloads;
evaluate each of the categories of metrics when the score falls below a threshold to determine whether a particular category is underperforming;
when a particular category is underperforming, evaluate individual metrics within the particular category to determine whether the individual metrics are underperforming, and
based on an underperforming category or an underperforming metric, performing a remedial action to improve the underperforming category or the underperforming metric, including at least one of:
provisioning additional CPU cycles or additional virtual machines, and
provisioning additional network switches or network switches that have higher throughput capability.

US Pat. No. 10,140,159

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC CREATION OF CONTAINER MANIFESTS

Quest Software Inc., Ali...

1. A method comprising, by a computer system:determining a base state of a particular container, wherein the base state is represented by a base image, and wherein the particular container is configured to execute on an isolated user-space instance in a shared kernel space on an operating system of a resource;
determining a target state of the particular container, wherein the target state is represented by a deployment of the particular container on a particular resource that has a container-management agent installed thereon, wherein the target state at least partially results from commands, previously issued to the container-management agent, to control operation of the particular container;
determining a set of commands to transition the particular container from the base state to the target state;
wherein the determining the set of commands comprises:
examining an audit trail of a management application for the particular container; and
retrieving previously-executed user commands from the audit trail, the determined set of commands comprising at least some of the previously-executed user commands;
generating a build manifest for the target state of the particular container, the build manifest comprising a listing of files in the particular container, a digital signature of a source of at least some of the files, hashes of at least some of the files, and commands to create the particular container, the commands to create the particular container comprising the determined set of commands to transition the particular container from the base state to the target state; and
automatically deploying the particular container in the target state using the base image and the generated build manifest for the target state.

US Pat. No. 10,140,153

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND MEDIUM FOR FACILITATING AUCTION-BASED RESOURCE SHARING FOR MESSAGE QUEUES IN AN ON-DEMAND SERVICES ENVIRONMENT

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A database system-implemented method for auction-based resource sharing between tenants in a multi-tenant database environment having an auction server computing device (“auction device”) having one or more processing devices and associated memory devices hosting a thread resource management to facilitate the one or more processing devices to perform the method comprising:receiving, by the auction device, bids from the tenants in the multi-tenant database environment for resources for at least one of new jobs and pending jobs, wherein the thread resource management mechanism comprises a processing framework including auction-based resource sharing logic to facilitate the auction-based resource sharing between the tenants;
facilitating, by the auction device, a two-level scheduling scheme to perform resource allocation decisions on the bids, wherein the two-level scheduling scheme considers priorities associated with the tenants and message types of the new jobs and pending jobs, wherein considering priorities includes reviewing one or more historical considerations for the tenants and the message types, wherein the historical considerations include at least one of frequency at which one or more tenants are known for requesting one or more jobs, and runtime history indicating expected runtime for processing of one or more message types;
based on the two-level scheduling scheme, determining, by the auction device, whether a first tenant possesses sufficient currency to win a bid for allocation of a first portion of the resources for at least one of a first new job and a first pending job, wherein the determining further includes evaluating whether a second pending job of a second tenant has been completed without consuming a second portion of the resources dedicated to the second tenant for completion of the second pending job; and
allocating, by the auction device, the first portion of the resources to the first tenant in response to the bid by the first tenant, wherein the first portion includes at least one of a new set of resources and unused dedicated resources of the second tenant, wherein allocating is based, from the considered priorities, on one or more priorities associated with the first tenant and a message type of the first new job or the first pending job.

US Pat. No. 10,140,152

DYNAMIC TIMEOUT AS A SERVICE

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method performed by a data processing apparatus, the method comprising:obtaining previous running times for a particular process, each previous running time representing a duration for which the particular process was executed until the particular process completed or was terminated;
generating a run time model for the particular process based on the previous running times, the run time model for the particular process indicating, for each of a set of potential running times, a likelihood that the particular process will execute for a duration represented by the potential running time before completing;
determining, based on the run time model, an initial timeout for the particular process, the initial timeout being a specified duration instances of the particular process are allowed to execute before the particular process is automatically terminated; and
setting the initial timeout for an instance of the particular process.

US Pat. No. 10,140,145

DISPLAYING GUEST OPERATING SYSTEM STATISTICS IN HOST TASK MANAGER

PARALLELS IP HOLDINGS GMB...

1. A computer-implemented method for acquiring process statistics, the method comprising:starting a Virtual Machine (VM) on the host node;
renaming a standard dynamic link library (DLL) that collects process statistics;
installing a replacement DLL in a directory of a Task Manager of the host node and running outside the VM,
wherein the replacement DLL has the same name as the standard DLL prior to the renaming;
collecting host OS process statistics of processes of the host node running outside the VM via the renamed standard DLL;
collecting VM process statistics of processes running inside of the VM via API calls to the replacement DLL from the Task Manager; and
displaying the VM process statistics and the host OS process statistics in the same interface of the Task Manager.

US Pat. No. 10,139,950

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A flexible display device, comprising: a first substrate and at least one bending status sensing module that is configured to sense bending status information of the flexible display device, the bending status sensing module comprising:a driving unit configured to generate and output a driving signal;
a sensing section connected with the driving unit and disposed on the first substrate, the sensing section being configured to be bent as the flexible display device is bent and sense a bending status of the flexible display device under driving of the driving signal and generate a sensing signal;
an analyzing unit connected with the sensing section and configured to obtain the bending status information of the flexible display device according to the sensing signal to enable the flexible display device to perform an operation corresponding to the obtained bending status information; and
a touch function module,
wherein the touch function module comprises a plurality of electrode lines disposed on the first substrate, and the touch function module is configured to sense a touch position of a user touching the flexible display device; and
the sensing section of the bending status sensing module at least shares a portion of one of the electrode lines in a time division manner, the touch function module senses and obtains the touch position in a touch period included in a driving period, and the bending status sensing module senses and obtains the bending status information in a bending status sensing period included in the driving period.

US Pat. No. 10,139,943

INTEGRATED TOUCH CONTROL DISPLAY PANEL AND TOUCH DISPLAY DEVICE

SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELE...

1. An integrated touch control display panel, comprising:a display region; and
a peripheral circuit region disposed on at least one side of the display region,
wherein:
the display region includes a plurality of stripe-shaped touch control electrodes,
the plurality of stripe-shaped touch control electrodes are extending in a first direction and sequentially arranged in a second direction intersecting the first direction,
defining a width of a gap between the peripheral circuit region and a closest stripe-shaped touch control electrode in the second direction as a first width, and defining a width of a gap between any two adjacent stripe-shaped touch control electrodes as a second width, the first width is greater than the second width,
the peripheral circuit region includes a system bus sub-region and a TFT component sub-region, and the TFT component sub-region includes buffers, and
the TFT component sub-region has a first side close to the plurality of stripe-shaped touch control electrodes and an opposing second side far away from the plurality of stripe-shaped touch control electrodes, and the buffers are located on the first side of the TFT component sub-region.

US Pat. No. 10,139,916

WIDE-FIELD RADAR-BASED GESTURE RECOGNITION

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:providing, by an emitter of a radar system, a radar field, the radar field comprising a contiguous radar field;
receiving, at a receiver of the radar system, a first set of reflection signals caused by a first interaction of a first human action performing a gesture within the contiguous radar field, the first set of reflection signals representing a first time period during which the first human action interacts with the contiguous radar field;
receiving, at the receiver of the radar system, a second set of reflection signals caused by a second interaction of a second human action performing the gesture within the contiguous radar field, the second set of reflection signals representing a second time period during which the second human action interacts with the contiguous radar field;
analyzing the first and second sets of reflection signals to determine a signal element common to the first and second sets of reflection signals, the analyzing comprising breaking the first and second sets of reflection signals into many signal elements and determining which of the many signal elements corresponds to both the first interaction of the first human action performing the gesture and the second interaction of the second human action performing the gesture, the determined signal element corresponding to the gesture; and
associating the determined signal element with the gesture effective to enable a later received reflection signal including the determined signal element caused by an interaction by a different human action to be associated with the gesture.

US Pat. No. 10,139,583

OPTICAL FIBER CABLE

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. An optical fiber cable comprising:a cable main body comprising:
a core including optical fibers,
at least a pair of tension members that face each other with the core interposed therebetween, and
an inner sheath that covers the core and the tension members;
a cylindrical outer sheath that accommodates the cable main body;
a reinforcing sheet provided between the cable main body and the outer sheath, wherein
the reinforcing sheet surrounds an entire circumference of the cable main body,
the reinforcing sheet includes an overlapping portion in which portions of the reinforcing sheet overlap each other in a portion in a circumferential direction of the cable main body, and
the reinforcing sheet is formed of a metal; and
a rip cord provided between the reinforcing sheet and the cable main body,
wherein the overlapping portion of the reinforcing sheet and the rip cord are provided at different positions in the circumferential direction of the cable main body.

US Pat. No. 10,139,366

ION MOBILITY SPECTROMETRY (IMS) DEVICE WITH CHARGED MATERIAL TRANSPORTATION CHAMBER

SMITHS DETECTION MONTREAL...

1. A method of manufacturing a charged material transportation chamber for an ion detection assembly, the method comprising:drawing, by an application tool, a patterned resistive trace comprising a fine line of resistive ink forming a plurality of adjacent segments on an interior surface of a longitudinal chamber formed of at least one of substantially non-conductive material or semi-conductive material, the interior surface of the longitudinal chamber defining a void cylindrical cavity forming a drift region, the patterned resistive trace configured to connect to a source of electrical energy, wherein the patterned resistive trace forms one or more electrodes configured to draw ions along the drift region, and the plurality of adjacent segments of the fine line of resistive ink extend from a first end of the longitudinal chamber to a second end of the longitudinal chamber, the second end being longitudinally opposite the first end;
longitudinally advancing the chamber with respect to the application tool;
rotating the chamber with respect to the application tool while drawing the patterned resistive trace;
connecting the plurality of adjacent segments of the patterned resistive trace to one another and to a connector of the chamber by drawing a longitudinal resistive trace on the interior surface of the longitudinal chamber from the first end of the longitudinal chamber to the second end of the longitudinal chamber that connects the plurality of adjacent segments of the patterned resistive trace and the connector so that the patterned resistive trace is physically continuous, the connector configured to connect the patterned resistive trace to the source of electrical energy;
placing an inlet assembly in fluid communication with the longitudinal chamber, the inlet assembly comprising an inlet for receiving a sample, a reaction region for ionizing the sample, and a gate for controlling entrance of the ionized sample to the longitudinal chamber; and
placing a collector assembly in fluid communication with the longitudinal chamber, the collector assembly comprising a collector plate for collecting the ionized sample after the ionized sample passes through the longitudinal chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,139,363

BHF SOLUTION CONCENTRATION MEASUREMENT DEVICE AND BHF SOLUTION CONCENTRATION MEASUREMENT METHOD

HORIBA, LTD., Kyoto-shi,...

1. A buffered hydrofluoric acid (BHF) solution concentration measurement device that measures a hydrofluoric acid (HF) concentration in a BHF solution comprising at least ammonium fluoride (NH4F) and HF in water, the BHF solution concentration measurement device comprising:a relationship storage unit, executed on a processor, that stores relationships between a pH of the BHF solution and an HF concentration based on the NH4F concentration of the BHF solution;
a pH meter, including a first electrode and a reference electrode, that measures the pH of the BHF solution; and
a concentration calculation unit, executed on the processor, that refers to the relationships stored in the relationship storage unit, and calculates the HF concentration from pH values measured by the pH meter, wherein
the HF concentration in the BHF solution is between 1 part-per-million (ppm) and 500 ppm.

US Pat. No. 10,139,362

SENSOR HEAD, ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR, AND METHOD FOR USING ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR

OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD...

1. A packaged sensor head for performing electrochemical measurement, comprising:a mounting surface having insulation property;
a first electrode and a second electrode arranged on the mounting surface in a spaced-apart manner from each other;
a liquid retaining material arranged on the mounting surface in a state where the liquid retaining material covers the first electrode and the second electrode integrally, wherein the liquid retaining material is provided in the form of a sheet, and the liquid retaining material has liquid permeation properties that allow a liquid to be measured to permeate the liquid retaining material provided in a form of a sheet toward the first electrode and the second electrode, and wherein the liquid retaining material is impregnated with a standard liquid that is used as a reference in the electrochemical measurement;
a liquid blocking film which blocks permeation of the liquid, the liquid blocking film being removably arranged between the liquid retaining material and the first and second electrodes, wherein the first electrode includes a first core material having electric conductivity, a first envelope surrounding the first core material and having insulation property, and a first inner liquid for measurement of ion concentration which is filled between the first envelope and the first core material,
the second electrode includes a second core material having electric conductivity, a second envelope surrounding the second core material and having insulation property, and a second inner liquid for measurement of ion concentration which is filled between the second envelope and the second core material, and
a first window portion and a second window portion which are capable of allowing a contact between the first inner liquid, the second inner liquid and the standard liquid or the liquid to be measured are respectively formed on a surface of the first envelope and a surface of the second envelope which face the liquid retaining material in an opposed manner.

US Pat. No. 10,139,360

AUTOMATIC CODING DEVICE, BIOSENSOR WITH SAME AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

LEADWAY (HK) LIMITED, Ho...

1. A biosensor, comprising:an insulating base plate, and a working electrode (41) and a counter electrode (42) that are positioned on the insulating base plate, at least one of the working electrode (41) and the counter electrode (42) being provided with a reaction reagent layer,
the biosensor further comprising an automatic encoding device, wherein the automatic encoding device comprises an electrode system positioned on the insulating base plate; the electrode system comprises a first electrode (11), a second electrode (12), and a third electrode (13); the first electrode (11), the second electrode (12), and the third electrode (13) respectively comprise a first contact (21), a second contact (22), and a third contact (23) which are electrically connected with a detection instrument; the first electrode (11) and the second electrode (12) are selectively electrically connected with a first connecting point (31); the second electrode (12) and the third electrode (13) are selectively electrically connected with a second connecting point (32),
wherein (i) the location of the first connecting point (31) is configured and arranged to provide a loop formed by the first contact (21), the first connecting point (31), and the second contact (22) that encodes a predetermined electric parameter R1, (ii) the location of the second connecting point (32) is configured and arranged to provide a loop formed by the second contact (22), the second connecting point (32), and the third contact (23) that encodes a predetermined electric parameter R2, and (iii) the location of the first connecting point (31) and the second connecting point (32) are configured and arranged to provide a loop formed by the first contact (21), the first connecting point (31), the second connecting point (32), and the third contact (23) that encodes a predetermined electric parameter R3; and
wherein values of predetermined electric parameters R1, R2, and R3 are selected to encode one or more parameters S1, S2, and S3 related to the identity or operation of the biosensor according to one or more of the following formulas:

wherein K1, K2, and K3 are correction coefficients, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,139,358

METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF A LAYERED STRUCTURE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method comprising:fitting a spectroscopic data of a first layer in a layered structure to a dielectric function (?) having a real part (?1) and an imaginary part (i?2), the dielectric function (?) having a formula:
?=?1±i?2;
repeating the fitting the spectroscopic data, or defining an n degree polynomial to the dielectric function;
determining a second derivative and a third derivative of the n degree polynomial;
equating the second derivative to a first governing equation and the third derivative to a second governing equation and determining a constant of the first governing equation and the second governing equation;
based on the key governing equations, determining one or more of a band gap, a thickness, and a concentration of the first layer;
repeating, simultaneously, for a second layer of the layered structure to determine one or more of a band gap, a thickness, and a concentration of the second layer;
monitoring, by a fabricator, an unfinished product of the layered structure at various times for defects or process excursions; and
taking, by the fabricator, a remedial action as necessary to address defects or process excursions prior to completion of a finished product.

US Pat. No. 10,139,355

METHOD FOR HIGH PRECISION IMAGING FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL TOPOGRAPHY OF CRACKS IN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING TEST OF ROCKS

Institute of Geology and ...

1. A system for high precision imaging for three-dimensional topography of cracks in a rock hydraulic fracturing test, comprising: a high precision rotary hydraulic fracturing testing machine for rocks and a laboratorial x-ray industrial CT,wherein said high precision rotary hydraulic fracturing testing machine for rocks includes a frame, a support device, a rotation device, a peripheral pressurizing device and an axial pressurizing device at least partially disposed within the frame as well as a high pressure water pump at least partially disposed outside the frame,
wherein the support device is used for clamping a rock sample from upper and lower sides of the rock sample, the rotation device is connected with the support device and used for rotating the rock sample, the peripheral pressurizing device is disposed to surround the rock sample and used for applying pressure on periphery of the rock sample, the axial pressurizing device is provided below the rotation device and used for applying axial pressure to the rock sample, the high pressure water pump is used for supplying fracturing fluid into the rock sample to form fractured cracks within the rock sample,
wherein the laboratorial x-ray industrial CT is used for forming a CT image of the fractured cracks in the rock sample,
wherein the fracturing fluid is solution containing fluorine nuclides, and the system further comprises a high resolution planar array SiPM detector for nuclides which is used for receiving optical signals emitted by fluorine nuclides in the fractured cracks and then converting the optical signals into electrical signals for imaging.

US Pat. No. 10,139,350

IMAGE INSPECTION APPARATUS, IMAGE INSPECTION METHOD, IMAGE INSPECTION PROGRAM, COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM AND RECORDING DEVICE

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. An image inspection apparatus for performing visual inspection of a workpiece, the apparatus comprising:three or more illumination sections which are arranged in an annular shape for illuminating the workpiece from mutually different illumination directions;
an illumination controlling section for turning on the three or more illumination sections one by one in a turning-on order;
an imaging section for capturing an image of the workpiece from a certain direction at illumination timing for turning on each of the illumination sections by the illumination controlling section, to capture a plurality of partial illumination images with different illumination directions, wherein the imaging section is provided separately from the illumination section and moves independently of the illumination section to adjust a distance to the workpiece;
a normal vector calculating section for calculating a normal vector with respect to a surface of the workpiece at each of pixels by a photometric stereo method by use of a pixel value of each of pixels having a corresponding relation among the plurality of partial illumination images captured by the imaging section; and
an installation auxiliary section for indicating the rotational position of the illumination sections in a circumferential direction and supporting a user to install the illumination sections and the imaging section in accordance with a predetermined installing setting in order to correctly calculate the normal vector by the normal vector calculating section; and
a determination section for determining presence or absence of a flaw on the surface of the workpiece based on the normal vector.

US Pat. No. 10,139,329

PARTICLE SIZE DETERMINATION USING RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY

Kaiser Optical Systems In...

1. A method for determining the size of particles dispersed in a light-transmissive medium, comprising:directing an excitation light into the medium, wherein the excitation light is monochromatic;
collecting from the medium a first Raman spectrum using a Raman spectrometer;
analyzing the first Raman spectrum to determine a composition of the medium;
computing a first ratio of red light in the first Raman spectrum to blue light in the first Raman spectrum;
waiting a pre-determined period of time;
after the pre-determined period, directing the excitation light into the medium and collecting from the medium a second Raman spectrum using the Raman spectrometer;
computing a second ratio of red light in the second Raman spectrum to blue light in the second Raman spectrum;
comparing the second ratio to the first ratio; and
determining the size and a count of particles dispersed in the medium based on the comparison of the second ratio to the first ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,139,316

BOTTOM SAMPLER

Korea Institute of Geosci...

1. A bottom sampler comprising,a cable connecting plate provided with a plurality of connecting parts that connect to a cable at an upper part and a retaining pin at a lower part;
an outer fixing plate at a lower side of the cable connecting plate, the outer fixing plate provided with a landing trigger, the landing trigger configured to be fastened to the retaining pin by pivoting about a first rotational axis provided on one side of the outer fixing plate;
a sample barrel guide extending downwards from the outer fixing plate, the sample barrel guide configured to have a second rotational axis at a center thereof, the sample barrel guide provided with a pair of lever operating arms that are configured to pivot about the second rotational axis, a weight supporting plate mounted at a lower end portion of the second rotational axis to seat a weight, and a fastening part at a lower end of the weight supporting plate; and
a sample barrel, which is fastened and connected to the fastening part, configured to have a sediment permeation prevention plate mounted at an outer peripheral end, and provided with valves at opposite ends, each of the valves connected to a guide rod pivotally coupled to a first end of a lever operating arm,
wherein the valves are configured to be closed depending on pivoting of the lever operating arm when a seabed sample is introduced into the sample barrel to seal an inner part thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,139,310

OPTICAL TIME DOMAIN REFLECTOMETER USING POLYMER WAVELENGTH TUNABLE LASER

SOLID. Inc., Seongnam-si...

1. An Optical Time Domain Reflectometer for checking a state of an optical fiber cable, comprising:a wavelength-tunable laser for outputting an optical signal having a variable wavelength;
a signal processing controller outputting a control signal for tuning an operating wavelength of the wavelength-tunable laser; and
an optical filter for filtering the optical signal reflected from the optical fiber cable,
wherein
an optical power of the optical signal, output from the wavelength-tunable laser, is maintained constant along a time axis,
a wavelength of the optical signal, output from the wavelength-tunable laser, changes between wavelengths that includes a first wavelength and a second wavelength based on the control signal, and
the optical filter passes the optical signal having the second wavelength but does not pass the optical signal having the first wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,139,307

SAFETY INSPECTION APPARATUS FOR BRIDGE USING EXPANSION JOINT WITH LOAD CELL AND METHOD FOR THE SAME

KOREA INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ...

1. A safety inspection apparatus for a bridge using an expansion joint with a load cell, the apparatus comprising:an expansion joint (210) including a machine part and a post-casting part installed in an expansion section between upper plates of a bridge (100), wherein a machine part-upper plate (211) of the machine part has one side connected with an embedded anchor (214) embedded in post-casting part concrete (213) of the post-casting part by a rotatable hinge (212), and the other side formed as a free end;
at least one load cell (220) provided at a lower end of the free end of the machine part-upper plate (211) and configured to measure an axle weight and a total weight of a traveling vehicle (300) when the traveling vehicle (300) is placed on the machine part-upper plate (211);
at least one measuring device (230) installed at the bridge (100) and configured to measure behavior of the bridge (100) when the traveling vehicle (300) passes over the expansion joint (210);
a manager terminal (240) including a program to analyze the behavior of the bridge (100) according to a load and configured to check an overweight of the traveling vehicle (300) and inspect safety of the bridge; and
an image capturing device for checking an overweight configured to capture an image of the traveling vehicle (300) to check whether the traveling vehicle (300) is overweight.

US Pat. No. 10,139,302

HYDRAULIC PRESSURE SENSOR MOUNTING STRUCTURE

NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION, ...

1. A hydraulic pressure sensor mounting structure comprising:a plurality of hydraulic pressure sensors each of which includes a lower case and an upper case fixed above the lower case; and
a valve body including an upper body and a lower body, the upper body including a hole portion arranged to house the hydraulic pressure sensors, the lower body including an oil passage arranged to face the upper body; wherein
each of the hydraulic pressure sensors includes:
an oil introducing space defined in the lower case, arranged to open into the oil passage at one end, and closed at another end with a flexible plate to be deformed in accordance with hydraulic pressure;
a pressure sensor element arranged on the upper case, and arranged on an opposite side of the flexible plate with respect to the oil introducing space;
a pressure measuring space defined in the upper case, and arranged to surround an upper surface of the flexible plate; and
a pressed portion arranged to project horizontally in the lower case, and to be pressed downward by the upper body;
at least one of the upper body and the lower body includes a positioning portion arranged to horizontally position each of the hydraulic pressure sensors in the hole portion; and
the upper body includes a pressing portion arranged to press the pressed portion of each of the hydraulic pressure sensors from above.

US Pat. No. 10,139,299

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR MEASURING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF FASTENING DEVICES

ATLAS COPCO BLM S.R.L., ...

1. Electronic device for measuring the characteristics of an industrial screwdriver comprising:at least one box-shaped body (2) traversed by at least one cylinder (21), adapted to rotate with respect to the box-shaped body which transmits the rotary motion received by said screwdriver,
at least one sensor capable of measuring the rotary torque and the rotation angle on said cylinder,
means for detecting the relative rotation between the box-shaped body (2) and the rotation driving cylinder (21) comprising at least one gyroscope and a control unit (24) for controlling said at least one sensor, said control unit (24) comprising at least one command and control electronic board for commanding and controlling said at least one sensor, said command and control electronic board (24) having transmission means for transmitting via radio the data detected by said at least one sensor to a central unit (U),
wherein an electrical connector (23) is associated with said box-shaped body (2) and said electrical connector (23) is fitted into said control unit (24) whereby said electronic device measures the rotary torque and rotation angle of said industrial screwdriver.

US Pat. No. 10,139,295

METHODS FOR IN-PLANE STRAIN MEASUREMENT OF A SUBSTRATE

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method for determining a strain on a surface of a substrate, the method comprising:providing a grating pattern on at least part of the surface;
scanning a laser beam over the grating pattern, the laser beam having a spatial resolution between 1 ?m and 200 ?m;
capturing, with a camera, light from the laser beam that is reflected from the grating pattern;
measuring a diffraction pattern of the reflected light;
determining a wavelength variation of the grating pattern based on the diffraction pattern;
generating a diffraction light intensity map based on the wavelength variation of the grating pattern; and
generating a strain distribution map of the substrate based on the diffraction light intensity map.

US Pat. No. 10,139,293

APPAREL HAVING SENSOR SYSTEM

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An athletic performance monitoring system comprising:a first article of apparel configured to be worn on a body of a user;
a first sensor system connected to the first article of apparel, the first sensor system comprising:
a first sensor connected to the first article of apparel and positioned in a first region selected from a group consisting of: an elbow region, a shoulder region, an underarm region, a knee region, and a back side region, wherein the first sensor is configured to deform upon movement of the user while wearing the first article of apparel and is further configured to detect the movement of the user by changing resistance upon deformation;
a first port connected to the first article of apparel; and
a first conductive lead connecting the first sensor to the first port, wherein the first port is configured for connection to a first electronic module, such that the first electronic module is in communication with the first lead and the first sensor;
a second article of apparel configured to be worn on the body of the user; and
a second sensor system connected to the second article of apparel, the second sensor system comprising:
a second sensor connected to the second article of apparel and positioned in a second region, wherein the second sensor is configured to deform upon movement of the user while wearing the second article of apparel and is further configured to detect movement of the user by changing resistance upon deformation;
a second port connected to the second article of apparel; and
a second conductive lead connecting the second sensor to the second port, wherein the second port is configured for connection to a second electronic module, such that the second electronic module is in communication with the second lead and the second sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,139,266

LOAD RECEIVER WITH SNAP-LOCKING CONNECTOR

Mettler-Toledo GmbH, Gre...

1. A gravimetric measuring instrument, comprising:a housing having a passage opening;
a weighing cell that is arranged inside the housing;
a load-transmitting member which reaches through the passage opening to transmit a load to the weighing cell;
a first fastening part, arranged on the load-transmitting member; and
a load receiver, arranged for releasable connection to the load-transmitting member, the load receiver comprising:
a weighing pan element;
a second fastening part, having an essentially cylindrical surface, arranged to act with the first fastening part, attaching the load receiver to the load transmitting member; and
a snap-locking device, comprising a detent element and a spring element, one of which is arranged on the essentially cylindrical surface, for releasably seating the weighing pan element on the first fastening part, wherein the spring element engages the detent element when the weighing pan element is seated in place.

US Pat. No. 10,139,265

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING WEIGHT OF FREIGHT UNITS AND BAGGAGE

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. A system for determining weight of freight units and baggage, the system comprising:a Unit Load Device configured to be supplied with power from an infrastructure of an aircraft, the Unit Load Device comprising an RFID reader to read RFID tags of items within the Unit Load Device;
an internal system of the Unit Load Device, wherein the internal system is configured to receive trigger signals to activate and deactivate the RFID reader, wherein the infrastructure of the aircraft comprises an induction system to supply the Unit Load Device with power, and wherein the induction system is configured to transmit the trigger signals; and
a digital memory unit;
wherein the internal system is configured for
retrieving individual identification and weight data of items within the Unit Load Device,
calculating a gross weight of the Unit Load Device by summing the individual weight data of the items together with empty weight data of the Unit Load Device, and
storing a list of all identified items based on the identification data as well as the calculated gross weight of the Unit Load Device in the digital memory unit.

US Pat. No. 10,139,263

METHOD TO CALIBRATE DISPOSABLE CARTRIDGE CUVETTE THICKNESS IN-SITU

Honeywell International I...

1. An analytical instrument comprising:a microfluidic feature including a top capping layer on a first side of the microfluidic feature and a bottom capping layer on a second, opposite side of the microfluidic feature, the microfluidic feature disposed in a feature layer of a multiple layer test cartridge;
a first laser disposed to direct light toward the top capping layer of the microfluidic feature;
a first sensor disposed on the first side of the microfluidic feature to receive reflections from the top and bottom capping layers;
a second sensor disposed on the second side of the microfluidic feature to receive light that passes through the top capping layer, the microfluidic feature, and the bottom capping layer and produce a pass-through value based on the received light; and
a controller to determine a depth of the microfluidic feature as a function of the received reflections and the pass-through value.

US Pat. No. 10,139,253

ADJUSTMENT OF INTERRUPT TIMESTAMPS OF SIGNALS FROM A SENSOR BASED ON AN ESTIMATED SAMPLING RATE OF THE SENSOR

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:generating a sensor event based on detection of a physical event by a sensor;
based on generating the sensor event, receiving, by a processor from the sensor, an interrupt signal;
generating and storing, by the processor, an interrupt timestamp corresponding to the interrupt signal, wherein a latency exists between a point in time that the processor receives the interrupt signal and a point in time that the processor generates and stores the interrupt timestamp;
determining, by the processor, a plurality of expected sampling rates associated with the sensor, wherein a given sampling rate is based on a sampling time period;
comparing, by the processor, one or more previously stored interrupt timestamps with the plurality of expected sampling rates to determine a first minimal latency timestamp;
determining, by the processor, a second minimal latency timestamp based on the interrupt timestamp, one or more previously stored interrupt timestamps, and the plurality of expected sampling rates, wherein the second minimal latency timestamp indicates an interrupt timestamp among the interrupt timestamp and the one or more previously stored interrupt timestamps whose value results in a smallest latency value;
determining, by the processor, an estimated sampling rate of the sensor based on the first minimal latency timestamp and the second minimal latency timestamp;
adjusting, by the processor, the interrupt timestamp corresponding to the interrupt signal based on the estimated sampling rate and the interrupt timestamp to remove at least a portion of the latency in the interrupt timestamp;
after adjusting the interrupt timestamp, replacing, by the processor, the interrupt timestamp that is stored with an adjusted interrupt timestamp having the at least the portion of the latency removed; and
updating, by the processor, the interrupt signal with the adjusted interrupt timestamp to more accurately reflect when the sensor generated the interrupt signal.

US Pat. No. 10,139,229

GYROSCOPE WITH AUXILIARY SELF-TEST

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. A system for performing a self-test for a gyroscope, the system comprising:one or more drive masses located in a device plane;
one or more drive electrodes adjacent to the one or more drive masses;
a drive circuit, wherein the drive circuit is configured to cause the one or more drive electrodes to drive the one or more drive masses to oscillate at a drive frequency;
one or more sense masses located in the device plane, wherein the one or more sense masses are coupled to the one or more drive masses to oscillate at the drive frequency in response to a rotation about an axis perpendicular to the device plane;
one or more sense electrodes adjacent to the one or more sense masses, wherein a voltage between the one or more sense electrodes and the one or more sense masses changes based on the oscillation of the one or more sense masses;
one or more auxiliary electrodes adjacent to the one or more sense masses, wherein the one or more auxiliary electrodes drive the one or more sense masses at a first test frequency and a second test frequency, wherein the first test frequency is distinct from the drive frequency, wherein the second test frequency is distinct from the drive frequency and the first test frequency, and wherein the one more sense electrodes sense a first test response signal at the first test frequency and a second test response signal at the second test frequency; and
processing circuitry configured to identify a gyroscope failure based on at least one of the first test response signal and the second test response signal,
wherein the gyroscope failure is identified based on a first gain change for the first test response signal, a second gain change for the second test response signal, and a ratio of the first gain change and the second gain change.

US Pat. No. 10,139,228

MICROMECHANICAL SENSOR OF ANGULAR VELOCITY

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A micromechanical device for detecting angular velocity, comprising:four open drive frames configured to be driven by exciting into an essentially linear driving motion;
four detection masses configured to double differentially detect angular velocity about an axis perpendicular to the plane of the micromechanical device;
a plurality of first springs coupling each one of the four detection masses to a respective one of the four open drive frames, the first springs being configured to relay the essentially linear driving motion of each open drive frame to the detection mass coupled to it, wherein the plurality of first springs coupling the detection mass to the respective open drive frame are disposed symmetrically with respect to an axis aligned with the driving motion; and
an inner coupling lever system for coupling the four detection masses into a synchronized anti-phase detection motion, wherein the detection motion of each of the four detection masses is essentially linear,
wherein mechanical coupling of the four open drive frames by a coupling frame system is configured to cause the four open drive frames to have mutually equal drive amplitudes and the four detection masses are configured to have mutually equal drive amplitudes.

US Pat. No. 10,139,227

MEMS CIRCUIT FOR CAPACITIVE NON-LINEAR CORRECTION

InvenSense, Inc., San Jo...

1. A micro-electro-mechanical system comprising:a proof mass configured to move in response to a stimulus;
an anchor coupled to the proof mass via a spring;
an amplifier configured to receive a proof mass signal from the proof mass via the spring and the anchor, wherein the amplifier is configured to amplify the received proof mass signal to generate an output signal;
a sense element connected between the proof mass and a first input signal;
a reference element connected between the anchor and a second input signal; and
a feedback element connected between the proof mass and the output signal, wherein the feedback element and the sense element change in response to proof mass displacement, and wherein the sense element and the feedback element are positioned on a same side of the proof mass, and wherein a gain of the amplifier is associated with a ratio of the feedback element and the sense element, and wherein the gain is non-linear, and wherein the received signal at the amplifier, from the anchor, is non-linear, and wherein the output signal is linear.

US Pat. No. 10,139,221

SUBSTRATE CARRYING DEVICE AND SUBSTRATE REGULARITY DETECTING METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A substrate carrying device, comprising:a carrying platform;
a support frame disposed on said carrying platform and being movable horizontally with respect to said carrying platform, and having support layers arranged along a height direction and used to store substrates;
a signal detecting device disposed on said carrying platform or said support frame and being movable horizontally with respect to said support frame, and comprising a signal transmitter and a signal receiver, wherein one of said signal transmitter and said signal receiver is located above the substrates that are detected and stored inside said support frame, the other of said signal transmitter and said signal receiver is located below the substrates that are detected, said signal transmitter transmits a detecting signal for detecting side edges of the substrates along the height direction, said signal receiver receives an attenuated detecting signal indicative of a displacement of the substrates and the support frame;
a control device, connected with said signal receiver, for determining a relative displacement information of the substrates and the support frame based on the attenuated detecting signal received by the signal receiver and determining a regularity of the substrates by a set corresponding relation, wherein the detecting signal is an infrared signal.

US Pat. No. 10,139,217

ARRAY BASED PATTERNED ILLUMINATION PROJECTOR

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A device comprising:a die, wherein the die comprises a plurality of light emitting elements that are connected on the die to form a first set of one or more light emitting elements and a second set of two or more light emitting elements; and
an astigmatic optical element, wherein the die is disposed relative to the astigmatic optical element such that the astigmatic optical element projects light emitted from the first and second sets of light emitting elements to produce respective different patterns of illumination from the device within respective ranges of angles of a first range of angles in a first direction relative to the device, and further such that the astigmatic optical element projects light emitted from both of the first and second sets of light emitting elements across all of a second range of angles in a second direction relative to the device, the second direction substantially orthogonal to the first direction, wherein each light emitting element of the second set of two or more light emitting elements emits illumination from the device, via the astigmatic optical element, across a respective range of angles within the first range of angles, and wherein each light emitting element of the second set of two or more light emitting elements emits illumination from the device, via the astigmatic optical element, across the second range of angles.

US Pat. No. 10,139,216

ONLINE SENSOR CALIBRATION FOR ELECTROHYDRAULIC VALVES

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. An online method for reconfiguring position sensors in a hydraulic system comprising the steps of:(a) commanding a plurality of valves in the hydraulic system to move to a first end stop position and recording position sensor first voltages corresponding to the plurality of valves;
(b) commanding the plurality of valves in the hydraulic system to move to a second end stop position and recording position sensor second voltages corresponding to the plurality of valves;
(c) computing a new gain and offset for each of the plurality of position sensors based on a comparison of the recorded end stop first and second voltages with respect to stored end stop position data, the computation taking into account a hydraulic fluid temperature in the hydraulic system; and
(d) recalibrating the position sensors with the new gain and offset for each position sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,139,214

APPARATUS FOR ACQUIRING LOCATION COORDINATES OF OBJECT USING TWO MEASUREMENT HEADS AND METHOD USING THE SAME

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An apparatus for acquiring location coordinates of an object to be measured using two measurement heads, comprising:two measurement heads, each of the measurement heads being configured to detect a signal corresponding to the object to be measured; and
a rotatable structure to which the two measurement heads are attached,
wherein the apparatus is configured to:
acquire the location coordinates of the object to be measured based on strengths of two detection signals detected by the measurement heads by calculating a radius corresponding to polar coordinates of the object to be measured based on a circle of the rotation;
acquire the location coordinates by converting the polar coordinates into Cartesian coordinates based on the radius corresponding to the polar coordinates and an angle by which the measurement head fixing unit rotates;
calculate a first distance, which is a length between the object to be measured and a first measurement head, and a second distance, which is a length between the object to be measured and a second measurement head; and
calculate the radius corresponding to the polar coordinates by subtracting the radius of the circle from a longer distance of the first distance and the second distance,
wherein the two measurement heads face each other, and the object is located between the two measurement heads.

US Pat. No. 10,139,213

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR SETTING THE PARAMETERS OF THE SUSPENSION GEOMETRY OF THE WHEELS OF A VEHICLE

1. Method for adjusting the wheel alignment parameters of the wheels of a vehicle, at least one vehicle axle being gripped by one gripping device (2) per wheel axle, near the wheel flanges of the axle in question, characterized in that, when the securing means have been released to allow adjustment of the wheel alignment parameters, the gripping devices (2) are moved via controllable drive means (7, 8) in such a way (4, 5) that the wheel alignment parameters of the wheels are adjusted via the orientation of the gripping devices (2).

US Pat. No. 10,139,211

AMMUNITION COUNTER INTEGRATED INTO AMMUNITION CAN

The United States of Amer...

1. An ammunition can (100) that provides any of a user or a command center with a percentage count of then currently stored ammunition (500), comprising:a housing (120) that contains the ammunition;
means including strain gauges (720, 722) for providing the weight of the ammunition can including the stored ammunition; and
a counter (777) that is electrically connected to the means for providing the weight; and
wherein the counter calculates the percentage number of the stored ammunition based on the then currently measured weight of the ammunition can including stored ammunition weight.

US Pat. No. 10,139,210

EXTERNAL BULLET STORAGE

1. An external storage device for use with a repeating firearm that has a lower receiver and an ammunition magazine, the ammunition magazine having an upper end and a lower end, the upper end being insertable into the lower receiver, the external storage device comprising:a sleeve that is dimensioned to mount on the ammunition magazine and frictionally secure to the ammunition magazine;
and
a plurality of external bullet holders having length dimensions provided on outer surfaces of the sleeve, each bullet holder being a tube having a diameter that is dimensioned to receive and hold a bullet that has a bullet diameter and a bullet length;
wherein each external bullet holder holds only one bullet;
wherein the length dimension of each bullet holder is shorter than the bullet length, such that at least some portion of each bullet extends beyond the length dimensions of the external bullet holder;
wherein each bullet is manually removable from the holder for insertion into the firearm; and
wherein the firearm and the ammunition magazine are operational while the sleeve is on the ammunition magazine.

US Pat. No. 10,139,209

HIERARCHICAL CLOSED-LOOP FLOW CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT, MISSILES AND MUNITIONS

Orbital Research Inc., C...

15. A munition comprising:an aerodynamic surface or surfaces, and a forebody and an afterbody;
at least two air flow control zones each comprising a discrete area or region and at least one adjustable control surface on the aerodynamic surface or surfaces of the munition, at least one air flow control zone being on the forebody and at least one air flow control zone being on the afterbody, the at least one adjustable control surface being activatable flow effectors adapted to be activated, and controlled once activated;
one or more digital logic devices, the one or more digital logic devices having a separate local, closed loop control system for adjusting the at least one adjustable control surface in each flow control zone to, in part, maneuver the munition, and a global control system to coordinate the local, closed loop control systems; and
at least one sensor or device having an electrical signal, wherein the first local, closed loop control system activates and controls the at least one activatable flow effector on each of the forebody and afterbody based on at least in part the signal of the at least one sensor or device.

US Pat. No. 10,139,206

BIODEGRADABLE SHOTGUN WAD SYSTEM

1. A shotgun shell comprising:a shotgun hull having a boundary defining an enclosed space;
powder;
shot;
a biodegradable powder wad configured to be confined within said boundary;
a biodegradable shot wad configured to be confined within said boundary;
wherein said shotgun hull is crimped;
wherein said biodegradable shot wad at least partially surrounds said shot in said shotgun hull;
wherein said biodegradable shot wad comprises a biodegradable material;
wherein said biodegradable powder wad physically separates said powder from said shot;
wherein said biodegradable powder wad comprises a biodegradable polyester or oxo-biodegradable polyethylene;
wherein said biodegradable powder wad is physically and chemically distinct from said biodegradable shot wad; and
wherein upon firing of said shotgun shell from a shotgun having a barrel, said biodegradable powder wad is configured to stay intact during flight and landing and said biodegradable shot wad is configured to break apart into multiple discrete pieces during flight or landing.

US Pat. No. 10,139,202

ADVANCED COOPERATIVE DEFENSIVE MILITARY TACTICS, ARMOR, AND SYSTEMS

1. An unmanned vehicle comprising:a first portion, wherein a first impact is operable to be detected on said first portion by a first device; and
a second portion, wherein a second impact is operable to be detected on said second portion by a second device, said first impact is recognized as a first threat by a processor, said second impact is recognized as a second threat by said processor, and said first threat is provided with a first priority and said second threat is provided with a second priority.

US Pat. No. 10,139,201

PRE-STRESSED CURVED CERAMIC PLATES/TILES AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME

IMI Systems Ltd., Ramat ...

1. A method of preparing a pre-stressed curved plate having at least one concave surface, comprising:winding tensioned reinforcing fibers around a curved ceramic plate whereby a space is left between the at least one concave surface of the ceramic plate and the wound reinforcing fibers; and
applying external pressure to the tensioned fibers to stretch the fibers until they contact and bond to the at least one concave surface, thereby providing a compression stress on the curved plate.

US Pat. No. 10,139,200

CONTAINMENT DEVICE COMPRISING A DRY CURTAIN

AIRBUS SAFRAN LAUNCHERS S...

1. A containment device comprising a curtain that can be deployed from a wound or folded first position into an unwound or unfolded second position, comprising a storage box for storing the curtain in the first position, wherein the box is made up of a plurality of juxtaposed modules, the plurality of modules comprising active modules which are provided with means for retaining and releasing the curtain and passive modules which do not have said means for retaining and releasing the curtain.

US Pat. No. 10,139,199

BALLISTIC VEST CARRIER COVER WITH POUCHES FOR HARD ARMOR

Blauer Manufacturing Comp...

1. A cover for a ballistic vest carrier, the carrier including a front armor panel in a front portion of the carrier, a rear armor panel in a rear portion of the carrier, attachable and detachable waist straps adapted to removably attach the front portion of the carrier to the rear portion of the carrier at a waist of a wearer, and attachable and detachable shoulder straps adapted to removably attach the front portion of the carrier to the rear portion of the carrier at shoulders of the wearer, the cover comprising:(a) a mantle extending from a front waist of the mantle through shoulders of the mantle to a rear waist of the mantle and having a neck opening, a right side, and a left side, the mantle having an outer fabric layer and a liner, the liner being attached to the outer fabric layer to form a front pocket and a rear pocket between the outer fabric layer and the liner, the front pocket being accessible through a right front armor opening on the right side of the mantle and through a left front armor opening on the left side of the mantle, the rear pocket being accessible through a right rear armor opening on the right side of the mantle and through a left rear armor opening on the left side of the mantle;
(b) a front pouch inside the front pocket and attached at the neck opening and shoulders of the mantle, the front pouch being accessible through a front pouch opening in the outer fabric layer, the front pouch being designed to receive a hard armor panel through the front pouch opening; and
(c) rear pouch inside the rear pocket and attached at the neck opening and shoulders of the mantle, the rear pouch being accessible through a rear pouch opening in the outer fabric layer, the rear pouch being designed to receive a hard armor panel through the rear pouch opening;
(d) whereby the front armor portion of the carrier is inserted into the front pocket, the rear armor portion of the carrier is inserted into the rear pocket, and the front portion of the carrier is attached to the rear portion of the carrier by the waist straps through the armor openings and by the shoulder straps.

US Pat. No. 10,139,198

PHOTOELECTRIC SIGHTING SYSTEM AND CALIBRATION METHOD THEREOF

HUNTERCRAFT LIMITED, Alb...

1. A photoelectric sighting system, comprising:a shell having an internal space, a shell front end, and a shell rear end;a field-of-view acquisition unit installed at the shell front end;a display unit installed at the shell rear end; and a sighting circuit unit disposed in the internal space and connected to the field-of-view acquisition unit and the display unit, wherein the sighting circuit unit transmits information acquired by the field-of-view acquisition unit to the display unit;
a low-illumination photoelectric conversion sensor disposed in the internal space and between the field-of-view acquisition unit and the sighting circuit unit, wherein the field-of-view acquisition unit comprises a day and night compatible lens group; and
a day and night switching control unit that is disposed between the low-illumination photoelectric conversion sensor and the day and night compatible lens group, wherein the day and night switching control unit comprises an optical filter, an optical filter driving mechanism, a coil, and a magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,139,197

FIREARM SIGHT WITH RETRACTABLE SUNSHADE

Sellmark Corporation, Ma...

1. A sight for a firearm comprising:a sight body including a clamp at a lower extent for removably securing the sight to a portion of a firearm;
an upwardly facing surface on the sight body above the clamp;
a housing on the sight body and projecting above the upwardly facing portion, the housing containing a lens assembly;
a shade carried by the sight body, the shade movable along the sight body from a retracted position in which the shade is at least partially contained by the housing, and an extended position in which the shade extends over the upwardly facing surface; and
a sliding attachment between a lower extent of the shade and the sight body proximal the upwardly facing, generally flat surface, wherein the shade is retained on the sight body in the extended position.

US Pat. No. 10,139,189

MULTI-DRAW WEIGHT ARCHERY BOW WITH CABLE TIMING

ARCHERY INNOVATORS, LLC, ...

6. A multi-draw weight archery bow with cable timing comprising:a riser;
a first limb extends from a first end of said riser, a second limb extends from a second end of said riser;
a first cam is pivotally retained on a distal end of said first limb, a second cam is pivotally retained on a distal end of said second limb;
a bow string having a first end retained on said first cam, a second end of said bow string is retained on said second cam;
a first adjustable draw device is retained on said first limb, a second adjustable draw device is retained on said second limb;
a first cable having one end retained on said first cam, an opposing end of said first cable is retained on said second adjustable draw device;
a second cable having one end retained on said second cam, an opposing end of said second cable is retained on said first adjustable draw device, wherein said first adjustable draw device is capable of increasing or decreasing tension on said first cable, said second adjustable draw device is capable of increasing or decreasing tension on said second cable; and
said first and second adjustable draw devices include a timing housing and a multi-position draw plate, said timing housing is secured to one of said first and second limbs, said multi-position draw plate is retained by said timing housing, said multi-position draw plate includes at least two positions, a cable post is removably retained in one of said at least two positions, said cable post retains an end of one of said first and second cables, wherein a position of said cable post in one of said at least two positions is changed to change tension on one of said first and second cables.

US Pat. No. 10,139,187

CROSSBOW WITH ATTACHMENT FOR PROTECTING BROADHEAD OF ARROW

PLACEMENTS GASTON HOULE I...

1. A crossbow, comprising:(a) a body including a longitudinal axis extending in a longitudinal direction;
(b) a pair of limbs affixed at a first location along the longitudinal axis, with a first limb of the pair extending on a first side of the body of the crossbow, and a second limb of the pair extending on a second side of the body of the crossbow opposite to the first side, the pair of limbs being adapted to transition between a distal configuration and a proximal configuration for accumulating energy, and return to the distal configuration for releasing energy;
(c) a string extending across the body and mounted on the pair of limbs, by which string an arrow is longitudinally propelled from a distal end of the body of the crossbow in the longitudinal direction when the pair of limbs returns to the distal configuration from the proximal configuration; and
(d) an attachment having a one-piece configuration and connected by fasteners to the distal end of the crossbow, the attachment comprising,
(i) a support portion extending from and beyond the distal end of the body of the crossbow at an angle to and below the longitudinal axis, and
(ii) a protector portion only connected to the support portion at a proximal end of the support portion and including opposed walls extending upwardly and surrounding the longitudinal axis except for a longitudinally extending opening separating the opposed walls for passage of a shaft of an arrow during loading of the crossbow, the opposed walls defining a hollow portion for receiving therein and capable of protecting a broadhead of an arrow when installed on the crossbow in a position ready to be fired, with the hollow portion extending in the longitudinal direction beyond the distal end of the body of the crossbow and away from the first location at which the pair of limbs are affixed to the body of the crossbow, the attachment further comprising a pair of foot-receiving portions connected to the support portion, at a distal end thereof, with the entirety of each foot-receiving portion being offset from and located below the longitudinal axis of the body of the crossbow, the protector distally extending farther along the longitudinal axis from the pair of foot-receiving portions, a combined configuration of the pair of foot-receiving portions and the protector portion collectively providing a triangular ground-contacting support capable of maintaining the crossbow vertically on the ground, wherein the farther distally extending protector inclining the longitudinal axis from vertical toward the pair of foot-receiving portions when vertically maintained on the ground to transfer weight toward the pair of foot-receiving portions w hereby the weight transfer towards the ground within the triangular ground-contacting support to increase stability of the crossbow when vertically maintained on the ground.

US Pat. No. 10,139,184

WEAPON SECURITY APPARATUS

BLAC-RAC MANUFACTURING, I...

1. A firearm security apparatus comprising:a base assembly;
a locking assembly having a first plate and a second plate, the second plate moveable between an open position and a closed position relative to the first plate, the first plate and the second plate configured to receive a weapon therebetween, wherein the first plate, the second plate, or both have a top member projecting outward from a vertical member and a bottom member projecting outward from the vertical member to define a C-shape having a window between the top member and the bottom member, wherein the top member engages the weapon above a grip and the bottom member engages the weapon below the grip when the second plate is in the closed position; and
a structural post coupled to the top member or the bottom member, the structural post configured to engage a weapon when the weapon is positioned between the first plate and the second plate, and when the second plate is in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,139,160

MICROWAVE VACUUM-DRYING OF ORGANIC MATERIALS

EnWave Corporation, Vanc...

1. An apparatus for dehydrating organic material, comprising:(a) a vacuum chamber;
(b) a microwave generator;
(c) a microwave-transparent window for transmission of microwave radiation from the microwave generator into the vacuum chamber;
(d) a microwave chamber between the microwave generator and the microwave-transparent window; and
(e) a conveyor for conveying the organic material across the microwave-transparent window within the vacuum chamber, wherein the conveyor extends along the microwave-transparent window and in contact with the microwave-transparent window.

US Pat. No. 10,139,158

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEPARATING A FEED STREAM WITH A FEED STREAM DISTRIBUTION MECHANISM

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. A distillation tower for separating a feed stream, the distillation tower comprising:a controlled freeze zone section having a controlled freeze zone upper section and a controlled freeze zone lower section below the controlled freeze zone upper section, wherein the controlled freeze zone section is constructed and arranged to form a solid from the feed stream,
wherein the controlled freeze zone section comprises:
(a) a spray assembly in the controlled freeze zone upper section;
(b) a melt tray assembly in the controlled freeze zone lower section; and
(c) a feed stream distribution mechanism between the spray assembly and the melt tray assembly,
wherein the feed stream comprises a liquid portion and a vapor portion; a first inlet for directly introducing the vapor portion to the feed stream distribution mechanism
wherein the feed stream distribution mechanism is constructed and arranged to uniformly distribute the vapor portion of the feed stream, in the controlled freeze zone section;
wherein the feed stream distribution mechanism comprises a pipe header having a plurality of orifices that are distributed in pairs along a lower half of the pipe header, and wherein the upper half of the pipe header does not comprise orifices;
wherein the feed stream distribution mechanism is configured such that the plurality of orifices are angled downwards towards the controlled freeze zone lower section and such that the pairs of orifices operate to direct the feed stream vapor portion downward when the feed stream vapor portion first exits the orifices and then direct the feed stream vapor portion upwards along the outer surface of the lower half of the pipe header towards the spray assembly;
wherein the feed stream distribution mechanism operates to direct the vapor portion of the feed stream downward and toward the melt tray assembly; and
a second inlet, at a different location from the first inlet, for directly introducing the liquid portion into the distillation column at the melt tray assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,139,151

REFRIGERATOR WITH ICE MOLD CHILLED BY AIR EXCHANGE COOLED BY FLUID FROM FREEZER

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A refrigerator that has a fresh food compartment, a freezer compartment, and a door that provides access to the fresh food compartment, the refrigerator comprising:a cooling application and a heating application;
a thermoelectric device;
a fluid supply pathway in communication between the thermoelectric device and each of the cooling application and the heating application, wherein the thermoelectric device cools a fluid moving through the fluid supply pathway to the cooling application and warms a fluid moving through the fluid supply pathway to the heating application;
a fan positioned to move air through the fluid supply pathway to each of the cooling application and the heating application;
a flow pathway in communication between the thermoelectric device and the freezer compartment; and
an air return pathway in communication between the fresh food compartment and at least one of the cooling application and the heating application for exhausting air to the fresh food compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,139,149

REFRIGERATOR AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A refrigerator comprising:a compressor;
a condenser configured to condense refrigerant compressed by the compressor;
a freezing chamber evaporator and a refrigerating chamber evaporator connected in parallel to each other at an outlet of the condenser;
a flow passage switching valve configured to switch a flow passage of the refrigerant in a manner that the refrigerant flows toward one of the freezing chamber evaporator and the refrigerating chamber evaporator;
a temperature sensor configured to detect an outdoor air temperature; and
a controller configured to
when an operation of the compressor is started at a first time and prior to expiration of a first time period, control the flow passage switching valve in a manner that a first refrigerant recovery operation from one of the freezing chamber evaporator and the refrigerating chamber evaporator is performed, and
determine a second time at which the operation of the compressor is to be stopped and control the flow passage switching valve in a manner that a second refrigerant recovery operation from the one of the freezing chamber evaporator and the refrigerating chamber evaporator is performed during a second time period prior to the second time,
wherein the controller variably controls the first time period of the first refrigerant recovery operation and the second time period of the second refrigerant recovery operation according to the detected outdoor air temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,139,146

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DRIVING ICEMAKER OF REFRIGERATOR

SCD CO., LTD., Yongin-si...

1. A method for driving an icemaker of a refrigerator, the icemaker including a driving motor, a cam gear which is interlocked with and is rotated by the driving motor and which is positioned in an original position, an ice-detecting lever which is interlocked with the cam gear and revolves about a point, an ice-full state sensing unit which is interlocked with the ice-detecting lever and determines an ice-full state and which generates an ice-full state signal, an ice-detecting arm which is located at a bottom of the icemaker when the cam gear is positioned in the original position and which is interlocked with the cam gear and contacts ice cubes, an ejector which is interlocked with the cam gear and ejects ice cubes, and a housing which houses the driving motor, the cam gear, the ice-detecting lever and the ice-full state sensing unit, the method comprising:rotating the cam gear, the ejector and the ice-detecting arm from the original position by a predetermined angle in a reverse direction, which is a direction opposite to an ice-ejecting direction, by the driving motor to determine the ice-full state;
rotating the cam gear in a normal direction, which is the ice-ejecting direction, by the driving motor such that the ice-detecting arm is located at the bottom of the icemaker and the cam gear returns to the original position when the ice-full state signal is generated while the cam gear, the ejector and the ice-detecting arm are rotated in the reverse direction;
rotating the cam gear in the normal direction by the driving motor such that the ejector ejects the ice cubes and the ice-detecting arm is located at the bottom of the icemaker and the cam gear returns to the original position when the ice-full state signal is not generated while the cam gear, the ejector and the ice-detecting arm are rotated by the predetermined angle in the reverse direction, and
controlling the cam gear or the ejector to be maintained at a specified position,
wherein the ice-full state sensing unit includes an ice-full state sensing lever which is interlocked with the cam gear and revolves in upward and downward directions, an ice-full state sensing magnet which is mounted to the ice-full state sensing lever, and an ice-full state sensing sensor which is fixed to a side of the housing and is caused to face the ice-full state sensing magnet by revolving of the ice-full state sensing lever,
wherein the ice-full state is determined in such a manner that the ice-full state signal is generated in the case of the ice-full state as the ice-full state sensing lever is caused not to face the ice-full state sensing sensor and the ice-full state signal is not generated in the case of not the ice-full state as the ice-full state sensing lever is caused to face the ice-full state sensing sensor, and
wherein controlling the cam gear or the ejector includes:
causing the ice-full state sensing lever not to face the ice-full state sensing sensor such that the ice-full state signal is generated for a time longer than a case of the ice-full state when the cam gear is at the specified position; and
rotating the cam gear oppositely by a preselected angle from an ending time of the ice-full state signal such that the cam gear or the ejector is maintained at the specified position when, while the cam gear is rotated in the reverse direction, the ice-full state signal generated by the ice-full state sensing sensor is generated for a time longer than a predetermined time.

US Pat. No. 10,139,144

AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS

Daikin Industries, Ltd., ...

1. An air conditioning apparatusa plurality of indoor units;
an outdoor unit having a compressor, the air conditioning apparatus performing an air conditioning operation so that an indoor temperature at each indoor unit arrives at a target indoor temperature at each indoor unit; and
a controller configured to control a rotation speed of the compressor based on a request value concerning air conditioning capacity at each indoor unit during the air conditioning operation,
the controller performing a start/stop frequency-reducing rotation speed control in which the rotation speed of the compressor is controlled based on of the request values from the indoor units requesting a decrease in air conditioning capacity, disregarding the request values from the indoor units requesting an increase in air conditioning capacity, when each indoor temperature at all indoor units performing the air conditioning operation is within a scope of a prescribed threshold temperature range surrounding the target indoor temperature at each indoor unit performing the air conditioning operation.

US Pat. No. 10,139,139

REFRIGERATION CYCLE AND REFRIGERATOR HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A refrigeration cycle comprising:a first refrigerant circuit configured to cause a refrigerant ejected from a compressor to flow, in order, through a condenser, an ejector, a first evaporator disposed in a first cooling chamber, and a second evaporator disposed in a second cooling chamber, and then back to the compressor;
a second refrigerant circuit configured to cause the refrigerant to bypass the first evaporator in the first refrigerant circuit; and
a third refrigerant circuit branching at a junction provided at a downstream end of the condenser from at least one of the first refrigerant circuit and the second refrigerant circuit, and configured to cause the refrigerant to flow from the junction through, in order, an expansion valve and a third evaporator disposed in the second cooling chamber, and then to the ejector, wherein
the expansion valve includes:
a first expansion valve, and
a second expansion valve disposed in series with the first expansion valve, and the third refrigerant circuit comprises:
a third-a refrigerant circuit configured to cause the refrigerant to pass through the first expansion valve provided at an upstream end of the third evaporator, and
a third-b refrigerant circuit configured to cause the refrigerant to pass through the first expansion valve and the second expansion valve,
the refrigerant flows through the first refrigerant circuit and the third-a refrigerant circuit in a whole cooling mode for cooling the first and second cooling chambers, and
the refrigerant flows through the second refrigerant circuit and the third-b refrigerant circuit in a freezing/cooling mode for cooling the second cooling chamber to be lower than a temperature of the whole cooling mode.

US Pat. No. 10,139,130

UREA TANK AND BASE PLATE WITH AN INTEGRATED HEATING ELEMENT

Plastic Omnium Advanced I...

1. A urea tank comprising:an integrated heating element comprising at least one flexible heating part which is a flexible heater comprising at least one resistive track placed between two flexible films made of plastic, and
a substantially cylindrical support including a plurality of openings,
wherein the flexible heater comprises a body and a plurality of excrescences that extend from the body and are equipped with at least one part of the resistive track, each of the excrescences passing through a respective one of the openings.

US Pat. No. 10,139,129

WATER HEATER HAVING THERMAL DISPLACEMENT CONDUIT

A. O. Smith Corporation, ...

1. A water heater comprising:a tank containing water to be heated;
a cold water inlet for interfacing between a cold water supply pipe and the water tank for the supply of cold water to the tank;
a heat source for heating the water in the tank;
a receptacle; and
a thermal displacement conduit communicating between a portion of the tank and the receptacle, such that water is displaced from the portion of the tank, through the conduit, to the receptacle during thermal expansion of the water during heating,
wherein the tank includes a drain valve assembly for draining water from the tank, and
wherein the thermal displacement conduit communicates between the drain valve assembly and the cold water inlet for delivery of displaced water from the drain valve assembly to the cold water inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,139,127

COMBUSTION APPARATUS

Rinnai Corporation, Nago...

1. A combustion apparatus comprising:a burner for combusting fuel gas to generate combustion exhaust gas;
a heat exchanger for recovering heat in the combustion exhaust gas to heat a heat medium, the heat exchanger being accommodated in a casing having a substantially quadrangular box shape;
an exhaust passage for discharging the combustion exhaust gas from an exhaust port, the exhaust passage being provided to one side surface side of the casing; and
an exhaust resistance member having a plurality of ventilation ports through which the combustion exhaust gas passes and being provided beneath the heat exchanger, wherein
the burner, the heat exchanger, and the exhaust passage are arranged in such a manner that the combustion exhaust gas flows from top to bottom through the heat exchanger in the casing, and further from beneath the casing to the exhaust port via the exhaust passage provided at the one side surface side of the casing, and
at least one part of the ventilation ports of the exhaust resistance member has an elongated hole shape extending in the flow direction of the combustion exhaust gas from beneath the casing to the exhaust passage.

US Pat. No. 10,139,124

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS USING ACCELEROMETERS

Lennox Industries Inc., ...

1. A method of monitoring component health of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, the method comprising:measuring, by an accelerometer associated with at least one component of the HVAC system, of vibration of the at least one component;
receiving, by a controller, actual vibration data reflective of the measured vibration;
determining, using the controller, whether the actual vibration data differs from pre-defined acceptable baseline vibration data by more than an acceptable amount; and
responsive to a positive determination in the determining step, forwarding, by the controller, information regarding the determination to a monitoring device to monitor operation of the component.

US Pat. No. 10,139,121

AIR CONDITIONER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An air conditioner comprising:a cabinet;
a particle sensing unit coupled to an inside of the cabinet and configured to measure a particle concentration;
and an inlet provided at the cabinet and configured to communicate with the outside of the air conditioner so that particles flow into the particle sensing unit, wherein the particle sensing unit includes:
a first particle sensor configured to sense particles flowing through the first particle sensor from the inlet; and
a second particle sensor, coupled by a connection path to the first particle sensor, configured to sense the particles flowing through the second particle sensor and having passed through the first particle sensor,
wherein the inlet is configured to suction the air in an upward direction into the inlet and divert the suctioned air to flow into the first particle sensor in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the upward direction.

US Pat. No. 10,139,115

AIR HANDLING UNIT WITH INNER WALL SPACE

Trane International Inc.,...

1. An air handling unit comprising:a heat exchanger cabinet comprising:
an interior shell;
an outer skin associated with the interior shell to form a wall space at least partially bound by each of the interior shell and the outer skin; and
an enclosure disposed within the wall space, the enclosure including a front wall, a rear wall, an upper wall, a lower wall, an exterior side surface of the interior shell, and a cover, wherein each of the front wall, the rear wall, the upper wall, and the lower wall extend from the exterior side surface of the interior shell into the wall space to at least partially define an enclosure interior space;
wherein the cover is configured for attachment to the each of the front wall, the rear wall, the upper wall, and the lower wall to define an outer boundary of the enclosure interior space between the interior shell and the outer skin;
wherein the front wall is integral with the outer skin and defines an aperture for selective insertion and removal of a control component within the enclosure interior space while the cover remains disposed within the wall space; and
wherein insulation is disposed within the wall space to partially encapsulate the enclosure to form a pocket of space suitable for the selective insertion and removal of the control component through the aperture of the front wall while the cover remains disposed within the wall space.

US Pat. No. 10,139,104

HAND HELD FLOW-THROUGH STEAM SYSTEM

STERIS Instrument Managem...

1. A steamer, comprising:a) a housing having a first end and a second opposite end and an opening for injecting steam into an interior of said housing;
b) a core having a first end, a second opposite end, and a plurality of holes for receiving said steam into an interior of said core, said core being positioned in said interior of said housing;
c) a first spacer extending to and between said first end of said housing and said first end of said core and a second spacer extending to and between said second opposite end of said housing and said second opposite end of said core, wherein said first spacer and said second spacer center said core within said interior of said housing, thereby forming a chamber in said interior of said housing that extends around an exterior of said core,
d) a first pathway extending through said first end of said housing, said second opposite end of said housing, said first end of said core, said second opposite end of said core, said first spacer and said second spacer, and
e) a second pathway extending through said opening in said housing and said plurality of holes in said core and into said first pathway,
f) wherein, when the steamer is fully assembled and in use, said housing, said first pathway, said first spacer, said second spacer and said core are arranged for allowing said steam to travel along said second pathway into said interior of said core and exit said steamer along said first pathway and simultaneously out through said first end of said housing, said second opposite end of said housing, said first end of said core and said second opposite end of said core and allowing an item for steaming to travel along said first pathway and simultaneously through said first end of said housing, said second opposite end of said housing, said first end of said core and said second opposite end of said core.

US Pat. No. 10,139,100

SPEAKER INCLUDING A SPEAKER APPARATUS AND A LIGHTING APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A speaker comprising:a speaker apparatus configured to generate sound and provided with a coned shaped vibration portion; and
a lighting apparatus inserted through the vibration portion and disposed at a center of the vibration portion to emit light to the vibration portion,
wherein the lighting apparatus comprises:
a lighting module having a light emitting device; and
a light diffusion portion that surrounds the lighting module and is configured to diffuse light generated from the light module toward the vibration portion,
a cover located at a top portion of the light diffusion portion that covers an interior thereof,
wherein a first end portion of the lighting apparatus is inserted through the vibration portion,
wherein the lighting module is disposed at a second end portion opposite to the first end of the lighting apparatus, and
wherein the lighting module is attached to a center portion of the cover, and arranged inside the light diffusion portion.

US Pat. No. 10,139,099

LIGHT RING LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM

Mitek Corp., Inc., Phoen...

1. A light ring loudspeaker, comprising:a. a loudspeaker enclosure having an annular circumferential flange adapted to engage one of a ceiling tile and a panel when said enclosure is inserted through a hole in said one of said ceiling tile and said panel, respectively, wherein said annular circumferential flange has a larger diameter than said hole;
b. a plurality of flip dogs mounted on said enclosure, adapted to clamp said one of said ceiling tile and said panel between said flip dogs and said annular circumferential flange; and
c. an annular ring adapted to be clamped between said annular circumferential flange and said one of said ceiling tile and said panel.

US Pat. No. 10,139,089

LAMP

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lamp, comprising:a first end section provided in a first end section region and a second end section provided in a second end section region, wherein the first end section and the second end section are diametrically disposed, each respective end section forming an electrical contact of the lamp, wherein at least one semiconductor light source is arranged in each respective end section region, and wherein the lamp has an operating apparatus for the semiconductor light sources;
wherein the operating apparatus has electrical components arranged in the first end section region of the lamp, and the operating apparatus has at least one further electrical component arranged in the second end section region of the lamp; and
wherein the operating apparatus is a chopper regulator, and the at least one further electrical component of the operating apparatus is at least one inductive component of the chopper regulator.

US Pat. No. 10,139,074

VEHICULAR LIGHT GUIDE MEMBER AND VEHICULAR LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

ICHIKOH INDUSTRIES, LTD.,...

1. A vehicular light guide member which forms a rod shape to guide light by utilizing total reflection inside thereof, comprising:an incidence surface to make light incident to the incidence surface;
an emission surface to emit the incident light;
a main reflection portion having a main reflection surface to reflect the incident light to the emission surface side;
a secondary reflection portion having a secondary reflection surface to reflect the incident light to the emission surface side; and
a linking portion which is disposed between the main reflection portion and the secondary reflection portion,
wherein the main reflection portion is provided continuously in plurality in a light guide direction, the secondary reflection portion is provided continuously in plurality in the light guide direction correspondingly to the main reflection surface, and the linking portion is provided continuously in plurality in the light guide direction correspondingly to the main reflection portion and the secondary reflection portion such that the linking portion is integrally linked to the main reflection portion and the secondary reflection portion smoothly without a step in a direction crossing the light guide direction.

US Pat. No. 10,139,054

LIGHTING APPARATUS

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

1. A lighting apparatus comprising:a board;
a plurality of light sources disposed on the board;
a reflecting unit disposed on the board; and
a resin layer disposed on the reflective unit to cover the light sources,
wherein the reflecting unit comprises a first reflective member on a first surface of the board, a second reflective member spaced apart from the first reflective member, and a spaced member disposed between the first reflective member and the second reflective member,
wherein the first reflective member and the second reflective member comprise a plurality of holes,
wherein at least one of the plurality of light sources is disposed in each hole of the first reflective member and the second reflective member, and
wherein the spaced member comprises a plurality of unit spaced members and a plurality of first spaced areas.

US Pat. No. 10,139,049

SUBFRAME FOR A VALVE BODY

LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A cylinder valve assembly having an outer casing and a sub-frame for a valve body having two or more location surfaces, said outer casing comprising a first portion and a second portion, said sub-frame comprising a first and a second portion having mutually confronting contact surfaces, sides and front and back surfaces and mutually confronting engagement surfaces wherein said mutually confronting contact surfaces are shaped to engage with each other upon placement together of the first and second portions of the sub-frame and said mutually confronting engagement surfaces are shaped to engage with one or other of said one or more location surfaces on the valve body when positioned therearound, the first portion of the outer casing having one or more lower first location features and one or more upper first location features thereon, and the second portion of the outer casing having one or more lower first location features and one or more upper first location features thereon,wherein said sub-frame further includes one or more lower second location features and one or more upper second location features for engagement with said one or more first location features of the first portion of the outer casing when said first and second portions of the outer casing are placed around said sub-frame; and
the lower first location features of the first portion and the lower first location features of the second portion include lower surfaces facing downwardly and side surfaces facing upwardly; and
the upper first location features of the first portion and the upper first location features of the second portion include upper surfaces facing upwardly and outer surfaces facing outwardly, and between the upper surfaces and the outer surfaces defines a generally rectangular shaped guide onto which the first and second portions of the outer casing slide onto when being positioned relative thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,139,048

SEALED AND THERMALLY INSULATING TANK EQUIPPED WITH A REINFORCING PIECE

GAZTRANSPORT ET TECHNIGAZ...

1. A sealed and thermally insulating tank intended for transport of a fluid, said tank comprising a tank wall fixed to a carrier wall (99), the tank wall comprising:a sealing membrane (69) intended to be in contact with the fluid contained in the tank, the sealing membrane comprising a layer of corrugated metal sheet with at least one series of parallel corrugations (6) protruding towards the inside of the tank, and flat portions situated between the corrugations,
a thermal insulation barrier (51, 53) arranged between the carrier wall and the sealing membrane and having a support surface (58, 68) on which the flat portions of the sealing membrane rest,
and a reinforcing piece (15, 115, 215, 315) for reinforcing the sealing membrane against the pressure of the fluid contained in the tank, the reinforcing piece comprising a main body (16, 116) inserted in a corrugation of the sealing membrane between the sealing membrane and the support surface, the main body having an elongate form in a longitudinal direction of the corrugation and a base surface (18) resting on the support surface,
wherein the thermal insulation barrier comprises a groove (83, 84, 183, 184, 36, 37) parallel to the longitudinal direction of the corrugation and opening through the support surface, and the reinforcing piece comprises a retaining rib (17, 117) protruding relative to the base surface of the main body and engaged in the groove of the thermal insulation barrier, the retaining rib forming a first end lug (22, 122) extending in the groove beyond a first longitudinal end of the main body in the longitudinal direction of the corrugation,
the tank wall also comprising a stop element (24, 124, 224, 324, 424, 524, 624, 724) attached to the thermal insulation barrier and arranged on the support surface at a position adjacent to the first longitudinal end of the main body level with the first end lug (22, 122), such that the stop element cooperates with the first longitudinal end of the main body to stop the reinforcing piece in the longitudinal direction of the corrugation in a first direction, and with the first end lug to stop the reinforcing piece in a direction moving away from the support surface.

US Pat. No. 10,139,038

SUPPORT APPARATUS

ONE BY ONE CO., LTD., Hi...

1. A support apparatus comprising:a fixture member including:
a pillar comprising a back wall and two side walls, the pillar having an orientation kept in a substantially vertical direction with the back wall and the two side walls extending vertically, and an entirety of the pillar possessing a substantially horizontal sectional shape that is a U-shape defined by the back wall, the two side walls, and an open side opposite the back wall;
a plurality of chip portions fixed inside a U-shaped structure of the pillar and spaced from each other in a height direction of the pillar, the chip portions being separate structures that each directly contact the back wall and the two side walls inside the U-shaped structure of the pillar;
and
an opening formed by a lower surface of an upper one of the chip portions next to each other in the height direction of the pillar, an upper surface of a lower one of the chip portions, and opposed inner side surfaces of the two side walls inside the U-shaped structure of the pillar;
a support member detachably attached to the opening of the fixture member; and
a receiving member fixed to the support member and supporting a load, wherein
the upper surface of each chip portion has an upper slope surface sloped so as to become higher from the back wall of the U-shaped structure of the pillar toward the open side thereof, and a first horizontal surface which is formed contiguously to the upper slope surface and reaches the open side of the U-shaped structure of the pillar,
the lower surface of each chip portion has a lower slope surface sloped so as to become higher from the back wall of the U-shaped structure of the pillar toward the open side thereof, to reach the open side,
an upper surface of the support member has a first contact surface to contact with the lower slope surface,
a lower surface of the support member has a second contact surface to contact with the upper slope surface, and a third contact surface to contact with the first horizontal surface, the third contact surface being contiguous to the second contact surface, and
opposed side surfaces of the support member respectively have a fourth contact surface and a fifth contact surface to contact with the opposed inner side surfaces of the two side walls of the U-shaped structure of the fixture member.

US Pat. No. 10,139,028

PIPE JOINT MADE OF SYNTHETIC RESIN

Nippon Pillar Packing Co....

1. A pipe joint made of synthetic resin, the pipe joint comprising:an inner ring having a protrusion formed on an outer circumference at one end portion in an axial direction, the protrusion being pressed into a leading end portion of a tube made of synthetic resin;
a joint body made of synthetic resin, the joint body having, on an inner circumferential side, an annular sealing groove into which the other end portion, of the inner ring, in the axial direction is pressed in a state where the protrusion is pressed into the leading end portion of the tube, the joint body having a male screw portion formed on an outer circumference thereof; and
a union nut made of synthetic resin, the union nut having, on an inner circumference thereof, a female screw portion to be tightened onto the male screw portion of the joint body in a state where the other end portion, of the inner ring, in the axial direction is pressed into the sealing groove,
wherein:
a first opposing surface is formed in the joint body so as to be perpendicular to the axial direction,
a second opposing surface is formed in the union nut so as to oppose the first opposing surface,
the pipe joint made of synthetic resin further comprises:
an engagement projection provided in one of the first opposing surface and the second opposing surface so as to project toward the other of the first opposing surface and the second opposing surface; and
an engagement recess provided in the other of the first opposing surface and the second opposing surface, the engagement recess being formed such that the engagement projection engages with the engagement recess when the union nut has been tightened up to an appropriate position,
a regulation portion is disposed, in a circumferential direction, on only part of one of the first opposing surface and the second opposing surface and projects toward the other of the first opposing surface and the second opposing surface, and
the regulation portion regulates screwing in a tightening direction in a state where the engagement projection has engaged with the engagement recess.

US Pat. No. 10,139,020

LOW TEMPERATURE FLUID DUAL STRUCTURE PIPE AND LOW TEMPERATURE FLUID DUAL STRUCTURE STORAGE TANK

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A low temperature fluid dual structure pipe comprising:an inner pipe through which a low temperature fluid flows;
an outer pipe externally fitted to the inner pipe with a sealed tubular space therebetween; and
a receiving member provided between the inner pipe and the outer pipe, wherein:
an inactive gas having a melting point and a boiling point each of which is equal to or higher than a temperature of the low temperature fluid is filled in the tubular space between the inner pipe and the outer pipe;
when the low temperature fluid flows through the inner pipe, the inactive gas is liquefied or solidified, and therefore, at least one of a liquefied inactive gas layer and a solidified inactive gas layer is formed on an outer peripheral surface of the inner pipe, and as a result, a pseudo vacuum layer that is in a substantially vacuum state is formed in the tubular space; and
the receiving member receives at least one of (i) a liquefied inactive gas dropping from the liquefied inactive gas layer formed on the outer peripheral surface of the inner pipe or (ii) a solidified inactive gas coming off from the solidified inactive gas layer formed on the outer peripheral surface of the inner pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,138,823

COMBUSTION ENGINE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM FOR MOTORCYCLE

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A combustion engine air intake system in a motorcycle,the combustion engine air intake system comprising:
a supercharger configured to be driven by power of a combustion engine of the motorcycle and compress intake air to be supplied to the combustion engine; and
an intake air control valve disposed on an upstream side of an impeller of the supercharger with respect to a flow direction of the intake air, and configured to adjust an amount of the intake air flowing into the impeller, wherein
the intake air control valve includes a plurality of valve bodies, the valve bodies being arranged in a circumferential direction, and
the intake air control valve is disposed so as to confront an inlet of the supercharger with respect to the flow direction of the intake air.

US Pat. No. 10,138,821

METHOD OF MAKING A THROTTLE BODY

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of making a throttle body assembly, comprising:casting a main body portion having a passage there through and mounting features for pivotally mounting a throttle valve within the passage;
forming an annular spigot from a metallic material by 3 dimensional printing; and
welding the annular spigot to the main body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,138,820

ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL ASSEMBLY WITH DEFAULT AIRFLOW ADJUSTMENT PIN

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a throttle control assembly, including:
a housing defining a central port;
a valve plate disposed in the central port and mounted on a shaft;
an actuator for controlling the rotation of the valve plate and the shaft;
at least one gear, the rotation of the at least one gear controlled by the actuator, the rotation of the at least one gear controls the rotation of the shaft;
an opening spring having a first end;
a closing spring having a first end separated from and abutting the first end of the opening spring; the opening and closing springs being operable for biasing the at least one gear, such that the valve plate is placed in a default flow position; and
at least one adjustment pin attached to the housing such that the at least one adjustment pin contacts only the first end of the opening spring;
wherein the adjustment pin is constructed and arranged to be movable to change a position of the first end of the opening spring causing a position of the abutting first end of the closing spring to change relative to the housing to adjust the default flow position of the valve plate.

US Pat. No. 10,138,818

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEM

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

1. An internal combustion engine control system for controlling an internal combustion engine of a vehicle, comprising:an accelerator pedal operation amount detecting section for detecting an accelerator pedal operation amount of the vehicle by a driver;
a storage section that stores at least a first increase amount of a throttle opening degree with respect to an increase amount of an accelerator pedal operation amount as a first throttle opening degree characteristic and a second increase amount of a throttle opening degree larger than the first increase amount of a throttle opening degree with respect to the increase amount of an accelerator pedal operation amount as a second throttle opening degree characteristic;
an operating section for selecting the second throttle opening degree characteristic corresponding to an operation by the driver; and
a control section for controlling the throttle opening degree of the internal combustion engine, based on the first throttle opening degree characteristic or the second throttle opening degree characteristic and the detected accelerator pedal operation amount,
wherein the control section changes the first throttle opening degree characteristic to the second throttle opening degree characteristic on condition that an increase in the accelerator pedal operation amount larger than the predetermined operation amount by the driver occurs within a predetermined time after the selection of the second throttle opening degree characteristic by operation of the second operating section.

US Pat. No. 10,138,813

OIL BEARING WITH DRAIN SYSTEM, GAS TURBINE COMPRISING SUCH AN OIL BEARING

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. An oil bearing (OB) to support a rotor of a turbine, wherein said rotor extends along a rotor axis coinciding with a bearing axis (x), comprising:at least one oil bearing pad (BP) being lubricated by oil,
an oil sump (OS) suitable and located to collect said oil from said at least one oil bearing pad (BP) by forces of gravity,
a drain system of said oil sump (OS) adapted to conduct said oil away from said oil sump (OS),
wherein said drain system comprises at least three drain openings (OP1, OP2, OP3) of said oil sump (OS), comprising
a first drain opening (OP1) joining a first drain line (ODL) located between 4 o?clock and 5 o?clock according to said bearing axis (x),
a second drain opening (OP2) joining a second drain line (ODL) located between 5:30 and 6:30 o?clock,
a third drain opening (OP3) joining a third drain line (ODL) located between 7 o?clock and 8 o?clock,
wherein the clock positions refer to positions of the respective opening as seen when looking along the bearing axis with an upper-most position being a twelve o?clock position.

US Pat. No. 10,138,812

GAS TURBINE ENGINE BEARING CHAMBER SEALS

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A gas turbine engine sealing air system comprising:a bearing chamber seal to prevent lubricant fluid loss from a fluid chamber, the sealing effected by ingress of sealing air;
an air vent duct coupled to the bearing chamber seal;
a starter air system of the gas turbine engine;
wherein the starter air system comprises a starter air turbine, a starter air valve and a starter air supply duct coupled therebetween,
a compressor of the gas turbine engine, the compressor being coupled to the sealing air system;
an ejector located within the air vent duct to pump sealing air from the bearing chamber seal and through the air vent duct; and
a first duct coupled between the starter air system and the ejector to provide motive fluid to the ejector during gas turbine engine starting, wherein
air from the starter air system is at a higher pressure than air available from the compressor during gas turbine engine starting,
the first duct is coupled only to the starter air supply duct and the ejector, and
the air supply duct is coupled only to the starter air turbine, the starter air valve and the first duct.

US Pat. No. 10,138,804

ROTARY INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

1. A method of controlling an air intake flow in a rotary engine having a rotor received in an internal cavity of an outer body and defining rotating chambers of variable volume, the rotary engine having a primary inlet port, a secondary inlet port, and an exhaust port, the secondary inlet port being in communication with the exhaust port through each of the rotating chambers throughout respective portions of a revolution of the rotor, the method comprising:positioning the secondary inlet port rearwardly of the primary inlet port and forwardly of the exhaust port along a direction of the revolution of the rotor;
positioning the secondary inlet port so as to be in communication with the exhaust port throughout portions of the revolution of the engine;
providing independently closable communications between an air source and the primary and secondary inlet ports;
controlling air intake flows between the air source and the primary and secondary inlet ports through the independently closable communications, including simultaneously allowing the air intake flow between the primary inlet port and the air source and allowing the air intake flow between the secondary inlet port and the air source, wherein exhaust gases of the engine are purged with the air intake flow between the secondary inlet port and the air source.

US Pat. No. 10,138,799

TWO-STAGE PRECOMBUSTION CHAMBER FOR LARGE BORE GAS ENGINES

Prometheus Applied Techno...

1. A two-stage precombustion chamber comprising:a first prechamber stage enclosing a first prechamber volume, the first prechamber stage comprising:
one or more first stage holes communicating between the first prechamber volume and a second prechamber volume;
a primary electrode disposed within the first prechamber volume; and
one or more ground electrodes disposed within the first prechamber volume and offset from the primary electrode to form one or more electrode gaps; and
a second prechamber stage enclosing the second prechamber volume, the second prechamber stage comprising:
one or more second stage holes communicating between the second prechamber volume and a combustion chamber volume; and
a fuel admission point configured to admit fuel into the second prechamber volume.

US Pat. No. 10,138,796

FERRITIC STAINLESS STEEL FOR AUTOMOTIVE EXHAUST SYSTEM, WHICH HAVE EXCELLENT CORROSION RESISTANCE AGAINST CONDENSATE, MOLDABILITY, AND HIGH-TEMPERATURE OXIDATION RESISTANCE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

POSCO, Pohang-si (KR)

1. A ferritic stainless steel, comprising: by wt %, C: more than 0 and 0.01% or less, Cr: 9 to 13%, Si: 0.5 to 1.0%, Mn: more than 0 and 0.5% or less, P: more than 0 and 0.035% or less, S: more than 0 and 0.01% or less, Ti: 0.15 to 0.5%, N: more than 0 and 0.01% or less, Sn: 0.05 to 0.5%, and Fe and unavoidable impurities as the remainder,wherein Sn concentrated at a surface part of the stainless steel is 10 times or more than Sn concentrated at a base part of the stainless steel,
the surface part extends from a surface of the stainless steel to a depth of 1 ?m and the base part is the remainder of the stainless steel, and
0.5 to 1.5% Sn is included in the surface part of the stainless steel.

US Pat. No. 10,138,788

MIXING STRUCTURE

HINO MOTORS, LTD., Hino-...

1. An exhaust system with a mixing structure having a lattice board axially with a number of flow passages and arranged halfway in the exhaust system, an additive added upstream of the lattice board being hit on flow passage walls in said lattice board for dispersion and facilitated vaporization of the additive, said mixing structure comprising said lattice board arranged obliquely in a flow changing portion halfway in the exhaust system where the exhaust gas flows curvedly so as to bisect an angle in said flow changing portion made by inflow and outflow directions of the exhaust gas from upstream of and discharged downstream of said flow changing portion, respectively, fins arranged on discharge sides of the flow passages in the lattice board and extending parallel to the outflow direction of the exhaust gas to guide flows of exhaust gas to the outflow direction from the flow changing portion, and an injector arranged to inject the additive in the outflow direction of said exhaust gas to an entry side of said lattice board such that the flow passage walls in said lattice board on which hit is the exhaust gas from upstream of said flow changing portion have rear surfaces on which hit is a spray of the additive from said injector,wherein any deviant flow of the exhaust gas outward of the curved direction by the flow passages in the lattice board is remedied and the flows of the exhaust gas discharging from the flow passages in the lattice board are guided to the outflow direction to provide an exhaust gas straightening effect by the flow passages and the fins.