US Pat. No. 10,137,176

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING MPSI

The Trustee of the Univer...

1. A recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) particle having an AAV capsid and having packaged therein a 5? inverted terminal repeat (ITR), a human alpha-L-iduronidase (hIDUA) gene under the control of regulatory sequences which control expression thereof, and an AAV 3? ITR, wherein said hIDUA gene has a sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or a sequence at least about 95% identical to SEQ ID NO: 1 which encodes a functional human alpha-L-iduronidase.
US Pat. No. 10,138,969

FRICTION MATERIAL

Nisshinbo Brake, Inc., T...

1. A friction material utilized for a disc brake pad, which is manufactured by forming a friction material composition, whereinsaid friction material composition contains 4-12 weight % of a binder relative to the total amount of the friction material composition, 3-8 weight % of an organic friction modifier relative to the total amount of the friction material composition, 7-35 weight % of a sheet shape titanate relative to the total amount of the friction material composition, and 0.3-5 weight % of an exfoliated graphite particle with an average particle diameter of 1-100 ?m, relative to a total amount of the friction material composition as a lubricant and a total amount of a copper component contained in the friction material composition is less than 5 weight % relative to the total amount of friction material composition.
US Pat. No. 10,136,668

LOW PROTEIN INFANT FORMULA WITH INCREASED ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS

N.V. Nutricia, Zoetermee...

1. An infant formula composition comprising protein, digestible carbohydrates and fat, wherein the protein comprises amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine in a weight ratio leucine:isoleucine:valine is between (1.1-1.5):(0.9-1.1):1.0, wherein the total protein content is between 1.3 and 1.9 protein/100 kcal.
US Pat. No. 10,138,206

AMORPHOUS FORM OF LOMITAPIDE MESYLATE

GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS ...

1. A process for the preparation of an amorphous form of lomitapide mesylate free of alkyl mesylates comprising(a) providing a solution of lomitapide mesylate in a non-hydroxylic solvent; and
(b) isolating the amorphous form of lomitapide mesylate by
combining the solution obtained in (a) with an antisolvent followed by optional cooling to precipitate amorphous form of lomitapide mesylate, wherein the amorphous form of lomitapide mesylate has purity greater than 99.5% and a DSC endothermic peak at about 113±3° C. as shown in FIG. 2; wherein the non-hydroxylic solvent is ethyl acetate and the antisolvent is heptane.
US Pat. No. 10,138,211

CRYSTALLINE FORMS OF OLAPARIB AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES THEREFOR

SCINOPHARM TAIWAN, LTD., ...

1. Crystalline form II of olaparib, characterized by an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising peaks at 6.8, 11.3, 14.4, 20.9, 21.7, and 25.0 degrees 2? (±0.2 degrees 2?); wherein the crystalline form II of olaparib is an anhydrous form.
US Pat. No. 10,137,189

INFLUENZA VIRUS VACCINES AND USES THEREOF

Icahn School of Medicine ...

1. A method of immunizing a subject against an influenza virus comprising:(a) administering to the subject an effective amount of a first immunogenic composition comprising a first chimeric hemagglutinin (HA) polypeptide, wherein the first chimeric HA polypeptide comprises an influenza virus hemagglutinin stem domain and an influenza virus hemagglutinin globular head domain, wherein the influenza virus hemagglutinin globular head domain is heterologous to the influenza virus hemagglutinin stem domain; and
(b) subsequent to the administration of the first immunogenic composition to the subject, administering to the subject an effective amount of a second immunogenic composition comprising a second chimeric hemagglutinin (HA) polypeptide, wherein the second chimeric HA polypeptide comprises the stem domain of the HA from influenza virus A/California/4/2009 (H1N1) and the globular head domain of the HA from an influenza virus A/Vietnam/1203/2004 (H5), A/Indonesia/5/2005 (H5), A/Anhui/1/2005 (H5), A/Bar headed loose/Quinghai/1A/2005(H5), A/turkey/Turkey/1/2005 (H5), or A/whooperswan/Mongolia/244/2005 (H5),
and wherein the globular head domain of the first chimeric influenza virus HA polypeptide is different than the globular head domain of the second chimeric HA polypeptide.
US Pat. No. 10,137,190

NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES ENCODING FERRITIN-HEMAGGLUTININ FUSION PROTEINS

The United States of Amer...

1. A nucleic acid molecule comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a fusion protein comprising a monomeric ferritin subunit protein joined to an influenza hemagglutinin protein, wherein the monomeric ferritin subunit comprises a domain that allows the fusion protein to self-assemble into nanoparticles.
US Pat. No. 10,138,475

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ISOLATING SMALL RNA MOLECULES

APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC, ...

1. A method for isolating RNA including small RNA molecules of from 10 to 100 nucleotides in length from cells comprising:a) lysing the cells with a lysing solution to produce a lysate wherein the lysing solution comprises guanidinium;
b) extracting the lysate with an extracting solution comprising a non-alcohol organic solvent to form an aqueous phase and an organic phase;
c) adding an alcohol solution to the aqueous phase to form a mixture of 50% to 60% alcohol;
d) applying the mixture to a solid support;
e) washing the solid support with a wash solution; and
f) eluting RNA including small RNA molecules from the solid support.
US Pat. No. 10,137,196

DOSAGES OF IMMUNOCONJUGATES OF ANTIBODIES AND SN-38 FOR IMPROVED EFFICACY AND DECREASED TOXICITY

Immunomedics, Inc., Morr...

1. A method of treating colorectal, lung, stomach, urinary bladder, renal, pancreatic, breast, ovarian, uterine, esophageal, urothelial or prostatic cancer comprising administering to a human patient with colorectal, lung, stomach, urinary bladder, renal, pancreatic, breast, ovarian, uterine, esophageal, urothelial or prostatic cancer an immunoconjugate comprising sacituzumab govitecan; wherein the immunoconjugate is administered at a dosage of between 6 mg/kg and 16 mg/kg, wherein the patient has failed to respond to at least one other therapy, prior to treatment with the immunoconjugate.
US Pat. No. 10,137,197

PROCESS FOR PREPARING AN IMMUNOGLOBULIN PREPARATION

CSL Behring AG, Bern (CH...

1. A process for preparing an immunoglobulin preparation, wherein the process comprises adding proline to an initial immunoglobulin preparation comprising less than 15% (m/v) immunoglobulin, and concentrating the initial immunoglobulin preparation to prepare a final immunoglobulin preparation comprising at least 20% (m/v) immunoglobulin, and wherein proline is added to the initial immunoglobulin preparation such that the viscosity of the final immunoglobulin preparation is less than 17 mPa·s as measured by a falling ball viscosimeter at 20.0° C.
US Pat. No. 10,138,221

SALTS OF NILOTINIB AND POLYMORPHS THEREOF

Sun Pharmaceutical Indust...

1. An acid addition salt of nilotinib wherein the acid is 1,4-butanedisulfonic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,142,823

DEVICE PAIRING TAKING INTO ACCOUNT AT LEAST ONE CONDITION

Ascensia Diabetes Care Ho...

1. A method of pairing two wireless devices, the method comprising:executing a pairing application on one of two wireless devices to place the one wireless device in a pairing mode;
physically moving at least one of the wireless devices to perform at least one pre-defined pairing motion event to satisfy at least one pairing condition;
detecting satisfaction of the at least one pairing condition with an accelerometer or radio receiver of one of the two wireless devices; and
establishing a communications link between the two wireless devices in response to detecting satisfaction of the at least one pairing condition.

US Pat. No. 10,142,598

WEARABLE TERMINAL DEVICE, PHOTOGRAPHING SYSTEM, AND PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A wearable terminal device comprising:circuitry configured to
receive sensor data from one or more sensors, wherein the sensor data corresponds to a behavior of a user who is wearing the wearable terminal device;
determine, based on the behavior of the user, a corresponding rate of change in an environment surrounding the wearable terminal device;
capture an image by a camera of the wearable terminal device;
identify a plurality of persons in the captured image;
identify a predetermined relationship with at least one of the plurality of persons identified in the captured image; and
control, based on the determined rate of change of the environment and the predetermined relationship, a photographing interval of the camera.

US Pat. No. 10,142,590

DEVICES, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING A PRESENTATION

BARCO NV, Kortrijk (BE)

1. A method implementable on a network-enabled recipient processing device, PD, for displaying a live presentation session comprising live presentation content generated for display by a primary processing device, PPD, and one or more captured image frames thereof, the method comprising:receiving a wireless multicast network packet data stream corresponding to the live presentation content;
processing the received wireless multicast network packet data stream into image data;
displaying, on a display of the PD, live presentation content corresponding to the image data;
receiving input of a capture command to capture and store in storage of the PD a key element of the presentation, KEM, that comprises a captured image frame of the live presentation content;
receiving input of a first select command to selectively retrieve a stored KEM for the presentation session;
outputting for display on the display the selected PD-stored KEM in place of the live presentation content, responsive to the first select command; and
receiving input of a live command to revert to displaying the live presentation content.

US Pat. No. 10,142,585

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SYNCHING SUPPLEMENTAL AUDIO CONTENT TO VIDEO CONTENT

Rovi Guides, Inc., San J...

1. A method of synching supplemental audio content to video content, the method comprising:receiving, from a first device, a user input identifying a video asset;
comparing, at a second device, data associated with the video asset with a database listing audio files for various video assets to determine an audio asset that corresponds to the video asset;
transmitting, from the second device, a first portion of the audio asset to the first device;
receiving, at the second device, a data stream corresponding to playback of the video asset;
monitoring, at the second device, the data stream for a first indicium, wherein the first indicium indicates the playback of the video asset has ceased at a first playback position of the video asset;
in response to detecting the first indicium in the data stream, transmitting an instruction to pause playback of the audio asset on the first device;
monitoring, at the second device, the data stream for a second indicium, wherein the second indicium indicates the playback of the video asset has resumed at a second playback position of the video asset; and
in response to detecting the second indicium in the data stream:
determining whether the first portion of the audio asset corresponds to the second playback position of the video asset;
in response to determining that the first portion of the audio asset does not correspond to the second playback position of the video asset:
identifying a second portion of the audio asset, wherein a beginning of the second portion of the audio asset corresponds to the second playback position of the video; and
transmitting, to the first device, the second portion of the audio asset and an instruction to begin playback of the second portion of the audio asset on the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,579

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a communicator configured to receive a pre-power on command signal from an external device; and
a controller configured to activate a network communication function of the display apparatus, and control to maintain an off state of an outputting function of the display apparatus with respect to video and audio data, in response to the pre-power on command signal being received,
wherein the communicator is further configured to receive information of content from the external device after the network communication function is activated, and
the controller is further configured to:
activate the outputting function of the display apparatus in response to the information of the content being received; and
reproduce the content, based on the information of the content, using the activated outputting function.

US Pat. No. 10,142,572

IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING METHOD FOR CAPTURING IMAGING DATA VIA A PIXEL ARRAY

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. An imaging apparatus, comprising:a pixel array comprising:
a first differential pixel comprising a first radiation-sensitive region and at least one first associated charge storage region for collecting electrical charges from the first radiation-sensitive region, and
a second differential pixel comprising a second radiation-sensitive region and at least one second associated charge storage region for collecting electrical charges from the second radiation-sensitive region; and
a control circuitry configured to:
generate a common compensation signal that is common to the first differential pixel and the second differential pixel,
the common compensation signal to mitigate a saturation of at least one of:
the at least one first associated charge storage region, or
the at least one second associated charge storage region, and
the control circuitry being configured for an open-loop control of the common compensation signal based on a saturation of one or more pixels of the pixel array.

US Pat. No. 10,142,570

IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGE ACQUISITION DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An imaging device, comprising:at least one pixel, each of the at least one pixel comprising:
a photoelectric conversion layer having a first surface and a second surface being on a side opposite to the first surface;
a first electrode located on the first surface;
a second electrode located on the first surface, the second electrode being separated from the first electrode, a first voltage being applied to the second electrode;
a third electrode located on the second surface, the third electrode opposing to the first electrode and the second electrode, a second voltage being applied to the third electrode; and
an amplifier transistor having a gate electrically connected to the first electrode, wherein
an absolute value of a difference between the first voltage and the second voltage is larger than an absolute value of a difference between the second voltage and a voltage of the first electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,142,554

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENTS AND METHOD OF OPERATING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:an imaging device configured to obtain an image of a subject;
a light source comprising a plurality of light-emitting elements that comprises:
a first light-emitting element configured to emit a first light in a first direction;
a second light-emitting element configured to emit a second light in a second direction; and
a third light-emitting element configured to emit a third light in a third direction; and
a controller configured to:
determine a distance to the subject, in the image;
control a luminance of each of the plurality of light-emitting elements, based on the distance to the subject;
divide the image into a first region in which the subject is not included and a second region in which the subject is included;
control the first direction of the first light-emitting element and the third direction of the third light-emitting element to correspond to the first region; and
control the second direction of the second light-emitting element to correspond to the second region,
wherein the controller is further configured to control the first direction, the second direction, and the third direction by adjusting angles between planes on which the first light-emitting element, the second light-emitting element, and the third light-emitting element are respectively disposed.

US Pat. No. 10,142,525

DISPLAY APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display;
a rail provided on a back surface of the display and configured to extend in a direction; and
a housing placed in engagement with the rail and including a camera with a lens configured to be exposed outside the display in a first state in which the camera is moved to a first end of the rail, and to be located behind the back surface of the display in a second state in which the camera is moved to a second end of the rail;
a lock portion configured to lock the camera in one of the first state and the second state and including a lock protrusion which is fitted in a lock hole provided in the rail, a spring shaft and a lock slope portion; and
an unlock portion configured to unlock the camera which is locked and including an unlock button and an unlock slope portion configured to move in the direction with being contact with the lock slope portion when the unlock button is pushed.

US Pat. No. 10,142,520

SINGLE COLOR BACKGROUND MIXED RASTER CONTENT (MRC)

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

9. An image processing system for generating a mixed raster content (MRC) format file for single background color image document, the image processing system comprising:an input device for receiving an input document;
a processor, coupled to the input device;
a segmentation module, coupled to the processor, to segment the input document into an image layer and a text layer; and
a compression module, coupled to the processor, to:
determine whether the image layer comprising a single background color;
upon affirmative determination, generate a new text layer with a background color mask, wherein the image layer is converted into the new text layer;
compress the text layer and the new text layer using a compression scheme;
integrate the compressed the text layer and the new text layer to generate an image data in the MRC file format; and
store the generated image data in a memory device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,512

SERVER DEVICE, IMAGE PRINTING DEVICE, AND MOVING-IMAGE DATA DELIVERY SYSTEM

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. An image printing device comprising:a storage unit that stores picture image data;
a touch panel that displays sample images of the picture image data, and that accepts an order of purchasing the picture image data;
a storage location information generation unit that generates, upon accepting the purchasing order, storage location information of moving image data in a server device, the moving image data corresponding to the picture image data;
a coding processing unit that generates a code image by coding the storage location information;
an image combining unit that generates a combined image by combining the picture image data and the code image; and
a printer that prints out the combined image on a sheet of printing paper;
wherein the storage location information generation unit generates the storage location information by adding an additional digit number, which is different for each purchasing order, to a base number that enables a storage location of the moving image data to be specified.

US Pat. No. 10,142,499

DOCUMENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, DOCUMENT DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A document distribution system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores a computer program,
wherein the processor executes the computer program to perform:
obtaining a sample image and a folder name of a saving destination folder selected by a user;
executing character recognition processing on the sample image to obtain character strings;
determining whether a same character string as the folder name of the saving destination folder exists among the character strings obtained by the character recognition processing;
registering, as an enlargement area, an area corresponding to the same character string in the sample image in a case where it is determined that the same character string as the folder name of the saving destination folder exists, wherein the registered enlargement area is associated with the sample image and the folder name;
obtaining a target image on which distribution processing is to be performed;
identifying the sample image similar to the obtained target image; and
displaying an area of the target image corresponding to the registered enlargement area associated with the identified sample image.

US Pat. No. 10,142,498

IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An image forming system, comprising:one or more image forming apparatuses;
one or more user location sensors positioned proximate to one or more entryways; and
an information processing apparatus connected to the one or more image forming apparatuses through a network, the information processing apparatus including first circuitry to,
determine a user having authority to execute an image forming job based on a source of the image forming job and a network type, the image forming job being received from a first requesting image forming apparatus of the one or more image forming apparatuses,
register the image forming job in association the user,
acquire user location information associated with the user, the user location information having been generated by the one or more user location sensors,
determine whether the user is located in a first area based on the user location information to generate a first determination result, and
determine an operation to be performed on the image forming job based on the first determination result.

US Pat. No. 10,142,490

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING SERVICE EFFICIENCY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for providing a voice over IP multimedia subsystem (IMS VoPS) by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:initiating a voice call based on the IMS VoPS;
transmitting a tracking area update request message if entering a tracking area that is not registered;
receiving from a network a first tracking area update accept message including network support information indicating whether the network supports the IMS VoPS;
identifying that a bearer associated with the voice call is released;
transmitting a combined tracking area update request message;
receiving from the network a second tracking area update accept message including a network update result indicating tracking area (TA) updated; and
attempting to select a GSM edge radio access network (GERAN) or a UMTS terrestrial radio access network (UTRAN) and disabling an evolved UTRAN (E-UTRAN) function, based on the network support information and the network update result indicating TA updated.

US Pat. No. 10,142,476

CALL RECONNECTION

UJET, Inc., San Francisc...

1. A method comprising:receiving a call at a call center system from a client device of a caller;
automatically connecting, by caller connection logic, the client device of the caller to a conference line;
automatically connecting, by the agent connection logic, a call agent to the conference line;
determining, by disconnection analysis logic, that a party to the conference line was disconnected from the conference line, the party to the conference line being one of the client device of the caller and the call agent; and
automatically initiating, by reconnection logic, a reconnecting of the party to the conference line.

US Pat. No. 10,142,457

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LIMITING USAGE OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Artifex Software Inc., S...

1. A method for limiting usage of at least one feature of a wireless communication device within a vehicle, comprising:determining whether said vehicle is in a restricted state;
transmitting a disabling wireless signal from a first wireless transmission device toward a first designated region only when said vehicle is in said restricted state, said first designated region including an interior of said vehicle;
transmitting an enabling wireless signal from a second wireless transmission device toward a second designated region only when said vehicle is in said restricted state, said second designated region being a subset of said interior of said vehicle;
determining by a processor within said wireless communication device whether said disabling and enabling wireless signals have been received from said first and second wireless transmission devices, respectively;
disabling by said processor said at least one feature of said wireless communication device when only said disabling wireless signal is received during a period of time when both said disabling and enabling wireless signals are being transmitted; and
maintaining by said processor said at least one feature of said wireless communication device in an enabled state when both said disabling and enabling wireless signals are received during said period of time when both said disabling and enabling wireless signals are being transmitted;
wherein said at least one feature of said wireless communication device is not disabled when both said disabling and enabling wireless signals are received during said period of time when both said disabling and enabling wireless signals are being transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,142,456

USER EQUIPMENT TO PERSONALIZE USE OF SERVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An operating method of user equipment configured to personalize use of a service, wherein the user equipment comprises a storage configured to store personalization management information comprising a plurality of pieces of personalization information and a plurality of pieces of service operator information corresponding to each of the plurality of pieces of personalization information, the operating method comprising:accessing the storage to read the personalization management information and, from the personalization management information, detecting personalization information and service operator information matched to reference information registered in the user equipment; and
determining whether a user is able to use the service, by using user information and a result of the detecting.

US Pat. No. 10,142,451

METHOD AND APPARATUS PERTAINING TO DEPICTING A PLURALITY OF CONTACT ADDRESSES

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. An apparatus comprising:a wireless transceiver;
a touch-screen display; and
a control circuit operably coupled to the touch-screen display and the wireless transceiver and configured to:
display on the touch-screen display a list of contacts, each contact within the list of contacts comprising an area of touch-based selection on the touch-screen display that is separate from an area of touch-based selection on the touch-screen display of each other contact within the list of contacts; and
in response to detecting a touch-based selection of a particular contact by detecting a touch at a touch location on the touch-screen display within the area of touch-based selection of the particular contact within the list of contacts, responsively displaying a plurality of contact addresses associated with the particular contact, each contact address within the plurality of contact addresses comprising an area of touch-based selection on the touch-screen display that is separate from an area of touch-based selection on the touch-screen display of each other contact address within the plurality of contact addresses, such that an area of touch-based selection of a most frequently utilized contact address of the plurality of contact addresses is displayed including therewithin the touch location on the touch-screen display of the touch-based selection of the particular contact.

US Pat. No. 10,142,448

SEPARABLE MOBILE DEVICE HAVING A CONTROL MODULE AND A DOCKING STATION MODULE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A mobile communication device comprising:a control module configured for short-range wireless communication, the control module comprising:
a touch-sensitive display;
a short-range wireless transceiver;
a processor that electrically couples the touch-sensitive display and the short-range wireless transceiver; and
a docking station module configured for long-range wireless communication and short-range wireless communication, the docking station module comprising:
a body having a recessed docking area that receives the control module in a fully docked state in which the control module flush fits with the body;
a docking short-range wireless transceiver configured to communicate with the control module;
a long-range wireless transceiver that is configured to communicate with a long-range network;
a docking processor that electrically couples the docking short-range wireless transceiver and the long-range wireless transceiver; and
a physical QWERTY keyboard with a navigation tool that is adapted to provide textual entries to the control module, the QWERTY keyboard defining a rectangular boundary in which all keys of the QWERTY keyboard are enclosed and the navigation tool disposed within the boundary of the physical QWERTY keyboard;
wherein the docking station module comprises a sliding mechanism for sliding the control module relative to the docking station module;
wherein the control module and the docking station module operate in an undocked state, a partially docked state and a fully docked state, wherein the sliding mechanism transitions the control module from the undocked state to the partially docked state and the fully docked states;
wherein, in the partially docked state, the control module is slid partly into the recessed docking area and is positioned to partially overlap the recessed docking area, with the physical keyboard of the docking station module and the navigation tool being accessible and provides keyboard input and cursor control to the control module; and
wherein, in the fully docked state, the control module is slid completely into the recessed docking area and conceals the physical keyboard and the navigation tool of the docking station module, thereby preventing keyboard input and cursor control from the docking station.

US Pat. No. 10,142,447

SYSTEM HAVING A PROTOCOL INDEPENDENT CONFIGURATION ENVIRONMENT

Honeywell International I...

1. A protocol independent mechanism for configuring one or more devices of a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, the mechanism comprising:a first device having a first protocol;
a second device having a second protocol; and
generic data points defined under the first device to store network variable values; and
wherein:
the first device has a first configuration in accordance with the first protocol and exporting the generic points defined under the first device stores the network variable values to retain the first configuration;
importing the network variable values for the second device obtains the first configuration of the first device that is conveyed to the second device such that the generic points defined under the first device are mapped and updated for generic points defined under the second device providing the second device with a second configuration in accordance with the second protocol; and
the generic data points hide a network variable interface configuration from a user.

US Pat. No. 10,142,444

METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPLEMENTING CENTRALIZED HYBRID WIRELESS SELF-ORGANIZING NETWORKS

TRINITY MOBILE NETWORKS, ...

1. A telecommunications device, operable in a system comprising one or more servers, said device being a client device in said system, said device constructed and adapted to:(a) provide, to said one or more servers, a client configuration state for said client device, wherein said client configuration state includes or is based on information about other devices with which the client device can communicate in at least one direction;
(b) obtain from said one or more servers a sub-network configuration, wherein said sub-network configuration comprises at least one path from said one or more servers to said client device, wherein said client device is in said first sub-network, and wherein said sub-network configuration was determined by the one or more servers based on: (i) said client configuration state, and (ii) at least one other client configuration state of at least one other client device; and
(c) use a path specified in said sub-network configuration to obtain at least one resource via said one or more servers.

US Pat. No. 10,142,441

SEARCH RESULT ANNOTATIONS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method performed by a data processing apparatus, the method comprising:receiving a search query from a user, the user having a plurality of social affinity groups, each social affinity group identifying a group of users and the user as a proper subset of users of a network;
receiving search results responsive to the search query, each search result referencing a corresponding resource that is determined to be responsive to the search query;
identifying search results referencing resources that each have an association with one or more of the social affinity groups, where each association corresponds to one of a plurality of association types, each of the plurality of association types specifying one of a plurality of user actions performed by one or more different users of the one or more social affinity groups, the user actions including a user creation of an associated resource and a user endorsement of an associated resource;
selecting one of the identified search results for annotation, wherein the selection is based in part on a pre-determined priority hierarchy of association types that specifies a different priority for each user action specified by an association type, and the selected search result has an association that corresponds to an association type with a highest priority among association types of the associations of the identified search results;
annotating the selected search result, the annotation describing the association of one of the social affinity groups with the resource the selected search result references, and further identifying the social affinity group, the annotation comprising:
determining a number of users that are members of the one of the social affinity groups;
for each of a plurality of annotation terms, wherein each annotation term describes a relative threshold of a number of users that are members of the one of the social affinity groups, determining a target threshold for the annotation term, and wherein the target threshold for each annotation term is different from the target threshold for each other annotation term;
determining, for each annotation term of the plurality of annotation terms, a threshold value based, at least in part, on the number of users that are members of the one of the social affinity groups and the target threshold for the annotation term;
comparing the number of users that are members of the one of the social affinity groups to the threshold values; and
applying, as the annotation, the annotation term having a target threshold that is i) less than the number of users that are members of the one of the social affinity groups and ii) that is greater than each other target threshold this is less than the number of users that are members of the one of the social affinity groups;
presenting the annotated search result to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,142,437

PRIORITISING SIP MESSAGES

Metaswitch Networks Limit...

1. A method for prioritising forwarding of SIP messages in a network element, comprising the steps of:reading an opaque parameter of a received SIP message, the opaque parameter being related to one or more of a command sequence (CSeq) number of the received SIP message and a CSeq number of a further SIP message;
determining a priority of the received SIP message using the outcome of a comparison, the comparison being based on the opaque parameter of the received SIP message and a further parameter of the received SIP message;
wherein the further parameter is a CSeq number of the received SIP message; and
controlling forwarding of the received SIP message based on the determined priority.

US Pat. No. 10,142,433

CLIENT DEVICE, DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, DATA COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A client device comprising:a communication interface configured to communicate with a server; and
a client-device central processing unit (CPU) configured to execute a program stored in a client-device memory to provide:
a compression necessity determiner configured
to determine a necessity of compression of to-be-uploaded data to be uploaded to the server, and
to determine a necessity of compression of to-be-downloaded data to be downloaded from the server in response to a download request when content of the to-be-uploaded data indicates the download request to the server;
a data compressor configured to compress the to-be-uploaded data in a predetermined scheme when the compression necessity determiner determines that the compression of the to-be-uploaded data is necessary;
a data acquirer configured to acquire, from the communication interface, data transmitted from the server;
a decompression necessity determiner configured to determine a necessity of decompression of downloading data when the data transmitted from the server contains the downloading data;
a data decompressor configured to decompress the downloading data in a predetermined scheme when the decompression necessity determiner determines that the decompression of the downloading data is necessary; and
a data sender configured
to send, when the compression necessity determiner determines that the compression of the to-be-uploaded data is unnecessary, to the communication interface data in which a header is added to the to-be-uploaded data,
to send, when the compression necessity determiner determines that the compression of the to-be-uploaded data is necessary, to the communication interface data in which a header is added to the to-be-uploaded data compressed by the data compressor, the header containing information indicating that the to-be-uploaded data is compressed data, and
to store, in the header, information requesting compression of data when the compression necessity determiner determines that the compression of the to-be-downloaded data is necessary,
wherein the compression necessity determiner is configured to determine the necessity of compression of the to-be-downloaded data based on a size of the to-be-downloaded data and a decompression presence-absence time table in which a data size, a total processing time obtained by adding a processing time by the data decompressor to a processing time by the data acquirer when the downloading data is decompressed, and a processing time by the data acquirer when the downloading data is not decompressed are associated with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,142,428

OBSERVATION-BASED USER PROFILING AND PROFILE MATCHING

Invent.ly, LLC, Woodside...

1. A device for recording user behavior, comprising:one or more sensors configured to observe behaviors of a user; and
a communication module configured to communicate to/from an application server, wherein (i) said application server forms a user profile of said user based on said behaviors observed by said sensors, (ii) said user profile is used classify said user into a group with respect to at least one of a plurality of domains, (iii) said classification of said user is based on a plurality of scale factors applied to said observed behaviors, (iv) said scale factors are updated based on evaluating said classification of said user over time and (v) said application server is configured to match said user to one or more other users based on said group.

US Pat. No. 10,142,421

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND RELATED ARCHITECTURES FOR MANAGING NETWORK CONNECTED DEVICES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

2. A device management system that manages a plurality of electronic devices over a network, comprising:a registration server configured to execute on one or more computers that receives metadata associated with an electronic device over a public network portion of the network and provisions an entry in a device registration pool referenced by the metadata that includes a device identifier and a public network address associated with the electronic device awaiting to be paired with a management account, wherein the device identifier identifies the electronic device and a public network address used by the electronic device to communicate over the public network portion of the network to the device management system;
an update server configured to execute on the one or more computers that attempts to update software of each of the electronic devices registered with the registration server if newer versions of the software exist than is currently running on each of the electronic devices corresponding to each entry in the device registration pool;
a pairing server configured to execute on the one or more computers that facilitates associating the electronic device with a management account and authorizes communication with the electronic device using the management account;
a front end user-interface server configured to execute on the one or more computers that facilitates generation of a user-interface for accessing one or more electronic devices from a computer device accessing the management account on the device management system; and
a backend server configured to execute on the one or more computers that manages access to data related to electronic devices registered with the device management system and organizes information received over the network related to conditions that are controlled or monitored by the registered electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 10,142,416

METHODS FOR FACILITATING PLANNED DATA CONTAINER TRANSITIONS AND DEVICES THEREOF

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method, comprising:mirroring, by a source computing device, dirty data to a destination computing device, the dirty data corresponding to storage operations not yet committed to one or more storage devices of an aggregate to be transitioned;
releasing, by the source computing device, ownership of the storage devices subsequent to mirroring the dirty data to the destination computing device; and
performing, by the source computing device, teardown processing for the aggregate subsequent to releasing ownership of the storage devices.

US Pat. No. 10,142,408

HARDWARE LOADING ADJUSTING METHOD AND RELATED ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Winstron Corporation, Ne...

1. A hardware loading adjusting method, comprising:performing a first thread for receiving and decompressing the compressed data, to generate and to store decompressed data to a first storage module by a first speed;
performing a second thread for storing the decompressed data to a second storage module by a second speed; and
adjusting a ratio between the size of the compressed data and the decompressed data stored in the first storage module and the size of the first storage module according to the relationship between the first speed and the second speed.

US Pat. No. 10,142,406

AUTOMATED DATA CENTER SELECTION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for selecting a data center of a Program Execution Service (PES) platform, the method comprising:under control of a PES platform that includes a number of data centers, at least some of the number of data centers capable of providing a user with access to one or more computing resources hosted by said at least some of the number of data centers, at least some of the computing resources including compute nodes comprising virtual desktops that enable the user to access a plurality of services provided by the PES platform:
receiving a request at the PES platform to obtain access to a computing resource from a computing device of the user;
determining, from the number of data centers, a set of data centers that include the computing resource;
identifying a plurality of data centers from the set of data centers based, at least in part, on a latency factor of each of the plurality of data centers;
selecting a data center from the plurality of data centers using a tie breaking factor, the tie breaking factor based at least in part on a utilization rate for the data centers of the plurality of data centers;
accessing access rules associated with an entity, the access rules specifying rules for distributing computing resource access of different users of a group of users at the entity among different instances of the computing resource, the group of users one of multiple groups of users, and the group of users including the user, wherein the access rules specify for a first group of users from the multiple groups of users: 1) an amount of users permitted to access a first instance of the computing resource; 2) that no more than a first amount of users from the first group of users share physical computing resources; and 3) that users exceeding the first amount of users from the first group of users be assigned to a second instance of the computing resource, wherein each group of users is associated with a different role at the entity thereby reducing a number of users associated with a particular role that lose access to the computing resource when access to the first instance of the computing resource is lost, and wherein at least one user from a second group of users from the multiple groups of users is permitted to access the first instance of the computing resource;
determining whether granting the user of the computing device access to the computing resource at the data center will violate the access rules;
in response to determining that the access rules will be violated, selecting an alternative data center from the plurality of data centers, and
in response to determining that the access rules will not be violated by granting the user of the computing device access to the computing resource at the data center, granting the user of the computing device access to the computing resource at the data center.

US Pat. No. 10,142,386

DETERMINING MANIFEST FILE DATA USED IN ADAPTIVE STREAMING VIDEO DELIVERY

DLVR, INC., Phoenix, AZ ...

1. A system for analyzing adaptive streaming video delivery performance, the system comprising:a first content delivery network (CDN), comprising one or more segment file servers, and further comprising:
a processing unit including one or more processors; and
memory coupled with and readable by the processing unit and storing therein one or more sets of instructions;
wherein the execution of the one or more sets of instructions by the one or more processors, causes the first CDN to:
receive, from a recipient device, a plurality of requests for a plurality of video segment files, each said request requesting a particular video segment file, wherein the plurality of video segment files correspond to a portion of a delivery of a first adaptive streaming video controlled by a first manifest file stored at the recipient device, wherein one or more other portions of the first adaptive streaming video are not delivered by the first CDN, but are delivered by one or more other CDNs operated separately from the first CDN;
determine one or more video streaming characteristics stored within the first manifest file stored on the recipient device, based on the requests for the video segment files received by the first CDN;
in response to each of the plurality of requests for a particular video segment file, transmit the particular requested video segment file to the recipient device, via the one or more segment file servers; and
collect data metrics corresponding to the transmission of the particular requested video segment files from the first CDN to the recipient device; and
a manifest file serving system including one more or servers, each server in the manifest file serving system comprising:
a processing unit including one or more processors; and
memory coupled with and readable by the processing unit and storing therein a set of instructions;
wherein the execution of the one or more sets of instructions by the one or more processing units, causes the one or more servers of the manifest file serving system to:
receive the data metrics corresponding to the transmission of the requested video segment files from the first CDN to the recipient device;
determine, based at least in part on the data metrics from the first CDN, one or more performance metrics associated with the one or more other CDNs operated separately from the first CDN;
receive a manifest file request for an adaptive streaming video from a client device;
select one or more CDNs to be referenced in a manifest file responsive to the manifest file request, based at least in part on the determined performance metrics associated with the other CDNs operated separately from the first CDN;
configure a manifest file including one or more Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) referencing video segment files corresponding to portions of the adaptive streaming video, wherein the video segment files referenced by the URLs are provided by the one or more selected CDNs; and
transmit the configured manifest file to the client device in response to the manifest file request.

US Pat. No. 10,142,382

DETECTING VIDEO STREAMING AND IDENTIFYING STREAMED VIDEOS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A processor-implemented method for identifying streamed video, comprising:receiving, at a router, a request for content from a client device;
transmitting, by the router, the request to a content server;
receiving, at the router, a first set of streamed video data packets sent by the content server in response to the request, each of the first set of streamed video data packets comprising encrypted video data for a first streamed video and an unencrypted header;
transmitting, by the router, the first set of streamed video data packets to the client device;
examining, by the router, the unencrypted header for information identifying the first streamed video;
determining, by the router, that the first streamed video is not identifiable from the unencrypted header;
responsive to determining that the first streamed video is not identifiable from the unencrypted header:
decrypting, by the router, the encrypted video data to create decrypted video data,
processing, by the router, the decrypted video data to identify the first streamed video, and
transmitting, by the router, a first identification of the first streamed video to an analytics server;
receiving, by the router, a second set of streamed video data packets, each of the second set of streamed video data packets comprising encrypted video data for a second streamed video and an unencrypted header;
examining, by the router, the unencrypted header of each of the second set of streamed video data packets for information identifying the second streamed video;
determining, by the processor, that the second streamed video is identifiable from the unencrypted headers of the second set of streamed video data packets; and
transmitting, by the router, a second identification of the second streamed video to the analytics server.

US Pat. No. 10,142,378

VIRTUAL IDENTITY OF A USER BASED ON DISPARATE IDENTITY SERVICES

SYMANTEC CORPORATION, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:identifying, by an identity service broker implemented by at least one computer processor, an authentication of a user provided by a first identity service;
generating, by the identity service broker, a virtual identity of the user comprising a plurality of virtual attribute fields;
populating, by the identity service broker, a first virtual attribute field of the plurality of virtual attribute fields based on a value of a first attribute associated with the user and recorded by the first identity service;
determining, by the identity service broker after the populating of the first virtual attribute field, that a second virtual attribute field of the plurality of virtual attribute fields is not assigned a value;
identifying, by the identity service broker, a second identity service associated with the user when it is determined that the second virtual attribute field is not assigned a value, the second identity service configured to provide attributes of the user but not configured to provide authentication of the user, wherein the second identity service is identified based on identifying a link between an attribute of the second identity service and the first attribute of the first identity service;
populating, by the identity service broker, the second virtual attribute field of the plurality of the virtual attribute fields with a value of a second attribute recorded by the second identity service, wherein the second attribute is not the linked attribute of the second identity service and is not recorded by the first identity service; and
allowing, by the identity service broker, access for the user to a software application or a network application that is managed by the identity service broker based on the value of the populated second virtual attribute field of the virtual identity of the user satisfying a condition of a policy associated with the populated second virtual attribute field, the allowing of access being enabled by the link, which comprises a federated identity of the user, between the previously-unlinked second identity service and first identity service.

US Pat. No. 10,142,377

RELEVANCY IMPROVEMENT THROUGH TARGETING OF INFORMATION BASED ON DATA GATHERED FROM A NETWORKED DEVICE ASSOCIATED WITH A SECURITY SANDBOX OF A CLIENT DEVICE

FREE STREAM MEDIA CORP., ...

1. A system comprising:a client device capable of being associated with a plurality of networked devices through a computer network to:
process an embedded object,
constrain an executable environment in a security sandbox, and
execute a sandboxed application in the executable environment, the embedded object being processed through the sandboxed application; and
a relevancy-matching server to:
receive primary data generated from fingerprint data of each of the plurality of networked devices,
match the primary data with targeted data based on a relevancy factor,
search a storage for the targeted data, and
cause rendering of the targeted data through the embedded object processed through the sandboxed application of the client device,
wherein the primary data is any one of a content identification data and a content identification history.

US Pat. No. 10,142,374

DEVICE PAIRING TECHNIQUES USING DIGITAL WATERMARKING

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:establishing and participating, by a first user computing device and one or more second user computing devices via a remote server computing device, in an audio/video conference session; and
during the established audio/video conference session:
detecting, using a camera of the first user computing device, a digital watermark displayed by a display of a computing system that is distinct from the first user computing device and is not participating in the established audio/video conference session, the digital watermark being a visual indicator that is detectable by the camera of the first user computing device;
determining, by the first user computing device, a unique identifier for the computing system based on the digital watermark; and
automatically coordinating, by the first user computing device and using the unique identifier, the addition of the computing system to the established audio/video conference session.

US Pat. No. 10,142,373

SECURITY-CONNECTED FRAMEWORK

McAfee, LLC, Santa Clara...

1. A security controller apparatus for providing messaging services on a data exchange layer (DXL), comprising:a memory communicatively coupled to one or more processors;
a network interface;
a DXL services engine operable for providing an application programming interface (API) for connecting to a DXL enterprise service bus (ESB) via the network interface, wherein the DXL is configured to provide a context-aware producer-consumer framework on a service-oriented architecture; and
a domain security engine operable for consuming security events via the DXL, and configured for:
subscribing to a DXL security topic as a DXL consumer;
consuming a security event related to the DXL security topic via the DXL ESB;
as a DXL producer, publishing a DXL security message via the DXL ESB, wherein the DXL security message is configured to enable a DXL consumer to act on the security message;
consolidating a plurality of DXL messages;
building a context-sensitive security policy, comprising assigning a location-independent security policy to a DXL endpoint, and publishing the assignment via a DXL message;
publishing the context-sensitive security policy via a DXL message; and
providing security information and event management (SIEM) services according to the DXL security message, comprising pooling data from a plurality of dissimilar resources and normalizing the data for consumption via the DXL.

US Pat. No. 10,142,372

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROTECTING A SECURED NETWORK

Centripetal Networks, Inc...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a server and from a first computing device, a first security update comprising a first set of network addresses;
updating, by the server, one or more rules stored in a memory of the server to include the first set of network addresses;
receiving, by the server and from a second computing device, a second security update comprising a second set of network addresses;
determining, by the server, that the second set of network addresses includes at least a portion of network addresses included in the first set of network addresses;
responsive to determining that the second set of network addresses includes the at least a portion of network addresses included in the first set of network addresses:
identifying, by the server, the at least a portion of network addresses included in the first set of network addresses;
identifying, by the server, at least one of the one or more rules stored in the memory of the server that specifies a range of network addresses comprising the at least a portion of network addresses included in the first set of network addresses; and
updating, by the server, the at least one of the one or more rules to include one or more other network addresses included in the second set of network addresses;
transmitting, by the server and to at least one packet security gateway, at least one of the one or more updated rules:
causing executing, by the packet security gateway and on a packet by packet basis, one or more rules in time-shifted phases, wherein the executing comprises:
executing, by the at least one packet security gateway, a first rule during a first period of time based on a first subset of network addresses:
executing, by the at least one packet security gateway, a second rule during a second period of time based on a second subset of network addresses: and
executing, by the at least one packet security gateway, a third rule during a third period of time based on a third subset of network addresses,
wherein the first period of time is followed by the second period of time, and the second period of time is followed by the third period of time, and
wherein the first subset of network addresses is smaller than the second subset of network addresses, and the second subset of network addresses is smaller than the third subset of network addresses.

US Pat. No. 10,142,370

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AND USING SECURITY ASSERTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH CONTAINERS IN A COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

VMWARE, INC, Palo Alto, ...

34. A method, comprising:obtaining a container image from a repository by a processor of a relying party during an execution phase;
obtaining, by executing an instruction with the processor during the execution phase, a security assertion document associated with the container image, the security assertion document having been generated at a first time, the security assertion document being separate from the container image, the container image unaltered by the generation of the security assertion document at the first time, and the security assertion document including:
a container image reference indicative of the container image from which the security assertion document was generated;
a container assessable description indicative of a plurality of unassembled parts, the unassembled parts to be assembled based on the container image to form a container for execution in a host environment, and the unassembled parts including a property;
an assessment policy reference indicative of an assessment policy, wherein the assessment policy includes a rule specifying an expected value of the property; and
a security assertion generated based on the property and based on the rule;
determining, by executing an instruction with the processor during the execution phase, whether an assessed value of the property of one of the plurality of unassembled parts matches the expected value of the property; and
in response to determining that the assessed value matches the expected value, executing the container in the host environment at a second time, wherein the second time is subsequent to the first time.

US Pat. No. 10,142,367

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATION, DEPLOYMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF AUGMENTED ATTACKER MAP

ILLUSIVE NETWORKS LTD., ...

1. A system for network surveillance to detect attackers, comprising:a deception management server within a network of resources, comprising a deployment module managing and planting one or more decoy lateral attack vectors in one or more of the resources in the network, wherein a lateral attack vector is an object in memory or storage of a first resource in the network that may be used to access a second resource in the network; and
one or more decoy servers accessible from resources in the network, each decoy server comprising:
an alert module that issues an alert when a specific resource in the network accesses the decoy server via one or more of the decoy lateral attack vectors planted in the specific resource by said deployment module; and
a delay module, purposely delaying incoming connections to the decoy server while a resource accesses the decoy server, in order to allow additional time to monitor activity on the decoy server.

US Pat. No. 10,142,363

SYSTEM FOR MONITORING AND ADDRESSING EVENTS BASED ON TRIPLET METRIC ANALYSIS

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A system for monitoring and addressing events based on triplet metric analysis, the system comprising:one or more memory devices; and
one or more processing devices operatively coupled to the one or more memory devices, wherein the one or more processing devices are configured to execute computer-readable program code to:
transmit control signals to cause a vendor database system to continuously monitor a vendor database for a new data input and, in response to identifying the new data input, automatically transmit the new data input to the system, wherein the new data input comprises at least a threat actor, a threat means, and a targeted asset;
receive the new data input from the vendor database system, wherein the new data input comprises unformatted text of prose-form messages;
apply an optical character recognition process to the unformatted text of prose-form messages to extract and identify the threat actor, the threat means, and the targeted asset;
identify a threat actor value based on a comparison of the threat actor to an actor value database, wherein the threat actor value comprises a scalar representation of capabilities of the threat actor;
identify a threat means value based on a comparison of the threat means to a means value database, wherein the threat means value comprises a scalar representation of effectiveness of the threat means;
identify a targeted asset value based on a comparison of the targeted asset to an asset value database, wherein the targeted asset value comprises a scalar representation of exposure potential of the targeted asset;
calculate a threat-based exposure value with a threat-based exposure model that is based at least on the identified threat actor value, the identified threat means value, and the identified targeted asset value, wherein the threat-based exposure model comprises:
R=|avb|sin(?)sin(?)
wherein:
R is the threat-based exposure value calculated with the threat-based exposure model;
a is the identified threat actor value;
v is the identified threat means value;
b is the identified targeted asset value;
? is a degree of relation between the threat actor and the threat means; and
? is a degree of relation between the targeted asset and a combination of the identified threat actor and the identified threat means;
calculate a total threat-based exposure value as a sum of R and a plurality of different threat-based exposure values associated with different combinations of threat actors, threat means, and targeted assets;
in response to calculating the threat-based exposure value, transmit control signals configured to cause a computing device system associated with a user to display a three-dimensional representation of the threat-based exposure model;
receive, from the user interface of the computing device system associated with the user, instructions to print the threat-based exposure model; and
in response to receiving instructions to print the threat-based exposure model, transmit control signals configured to cause a three-dimensional printer system to print the threat-based exposure model.

US Pat. No. 10,142,362

CLOUD BASED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING SECURITY RISKS OF USERS AND GROUPS

Zscaler, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method comprising:monitoring and managing, by one or more servers in a cloud-based security system, entities comprising users or groups of users via an in-line manner where the entities connect to the Internet through the cloud-based security system and where the cloud-based security system is external from the entities and associated enterprise networks, wherein the in-line manner comprises traffic between an entity and the Internet being processed through the cloud-based security system;
maintaining logs of transactions monitored through the cloud-based security system via the in-line manner;
obtaining a plurality of attributes from the transactions while excluding impossible comparison items from the transactions;
performing empirical scoring on normalizing the plurality of attributes for ranking risky entities, wherein the empirical scoring comprises categorizing violations detected via the in-line manner and based on security policy into categories and applying modifiable weightings thereto and determining a risk score as a weighted combination of normalized scores for each of the categories, wherein the categories are related to infections, malware, and suspicious behavior, wherein the weighted combination includes weights for severity of the categories and for length of time of infection of each category;
identifying the risky entities based on one of the empirical scoring and analytics; and
updating policies and/or monitoring for the risky entities in the cloud-based security system based on the identifying, wherein the updated policies adjust what functionality the risky entities are allowed to perform on the Internet enforced via the in-line manner by the cloud-based security system, and wherein the updated monitoring intensifies the monitoring via the cloud-based security system.

US Pat. No. 10,142,358

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AN INVALID PACKET ON A CONTROLLER AREA NETWORK (CAN) BUS

SYMANTEC CORPORATION, Mo...

1. A method of detecting an invalid packet on a Controller Area Network (CAN) bus having a plurality of CAN nodes coupled thereto comprising:monitoring a CAN identifier (CAN ID) of each packet sent by each CAN node;
identifying whether an ACK Slot bit of a monitored packet is set to “1” or “0;”
monitoring, for a predetermined time, in response to the ACK Slot bit set to “1,” for a subsequent packet possessing the same CAN ID;
storing, in response to the subsequent packet possessing a same CAN ID, the CAN ID in a first database having a listing for valid packets;
storing, in response to the subsequent packet possession a different CAN ID, the different CAN ID in second database having a listing for invalid packets;
monitoring, in response to the ACK Slot bit set to “0,” for a same CAN ID having an ACK Slot bit equal to “0” from a previously monitored packet;
storing, in response to an absence of the previously monitored packet having the same CAN ID having the ACK Slot bit equal to “1,” the CAN ID of the CAN ID having the Slot bit equal to “0” in the second database; and
disabling the invalid packet.

US Pat. No. 10,142,357

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING MALICIOUS NETWORK CONNECTIONS USING CORRELATION-BASED ANOMALY DETECTION

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for preventing malicious network connections using correlation-based anomaly detection, at least a portion of the method being performed by a computing device comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:monitoring computing activity within a network that includes a plurality of computing devices over a plurality of time periods;
while monitoring the computing activity within the network:
detecting, during a first time period, at least one network connection that involves at least one of the computing devices within the network;
determining that the network connection detected during the first time period is malicious based at least in part on telemetry data collected from a plurality of security products related to the computing device;
determining that no malicious network connections involving the computing device were detected during a second time period;
identifying a feature of the computing activity that:
occurred during the first time period; and
did not occur during the second time period;
determining that the feature is likely indicative of malicious network activity due at least in part to the feature having occurred during the first time period and not having occurred during the second time period;
detecting, after the first time period and the second time period, a presence of the feature in connection with a subsequent network connection at a subsequent point in time; and
in response to detecting the presence of the feature in connection with the subsequent network connection at the subsequent point in time:
classifying the subsequent network connection as malicious; and
performing at least one security action on the subsequent network connection attempted around the subsequent point in time.

US Pat. No. 10,142,351

RETRIEVING CONTACT INFORMATION BASED ON IMAGE RECOGNITION SEARCHES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for transmitting contact information to a requestor, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, from a requestor an image of a user, wherein the requestor and the user are different users;
identifying, by the one or more processors, the user in the image;
determining, by the one or more processors, a time associated with the image of the user;
retrieving, by the one or more processors, a permission rule associated with the identified user, the permission rule indicating a predetermined threshold of proximity between a location of the user and a location of the requester around the time associated with the image;
determining, by the one or more processors, whether the permission rule is satisfied; and
responsive to satisfying the permission rule, transmitting, by the one or more processors, the contact information of the user to the requestor.

US Pat. No. 10,142,350

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS PERMITTING EXECUTION OF AN APPLICATION PROGRAM BY A TERMINAL APPARATUS BASED ON A LOCATION OF THE TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD OF PERMITTING THE APPLICATION PROGRAM TO BE EXECUTED BY THE TERMINAL A

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing apparatus configured to communicate with a terminal device, the information processing apparatus comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to
receive, from the terminal device, location information indicating a location at which the terminal apparatus is located,
transmit an application program, which includes a first function and a second function, to the terminal apparatus in accordance with the location information,
permit the terminal apparatus to execute the first function and the second function of the application program, when the location indicated by the location information is included in a first location range,
permit the terminal apparatus to execute the first function and prohibit the terminal apparatus to execute the second function, when the location indicated by the location information is not included in the first location range and is included in a second location range,
detect a quitting of the application program,
in a case in which the quitting of the application program is detected when the location indicated by the location information is included in the second location range, narrow the second location range, and
in a case in which the quitting of the application program is detected when the location indicated by the location information is outside of the second location range, extend the second location range.

US Pat. No. 10,142,347

SYSTEM FOR CENTRALIZED CONTROL OF SECURE ACCESS TO PROCESS DATA NETWORK

BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATI...

12. A method for supporting and controlling access to a private block chain within a private block chain distributed network, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more processing devices, a request from a user utilizing a node to access the private block chain, wherein the request includes received authentication credentials, wherein the private block chain network comprises a distributed network of nodes managed by one or more entities, wherein nodes from the distributed network of nodes are operatively coupled to each other, have at least a portion of a private ledger, and share information on the ledger through electronic communication, and wherein the received authentication credentials comprises user authentication credentials and node authentication credentials;
comparing, by the one or more processing devices, the received authentication credentials with stored authentication credentials for the user and the node;
allowing, by the one or more processing devices, the user to access the private block chain distributed network when the received authentication credentials meet the stored authentication credentials for the user and the node;
determining, by the one or more processing devices, one or more types of actions that the user is allowed to, or prevented from, taking based on the comparison of the received authentication credentials with the stored authentication credentials;
receiving, by the one or more processing devices, an indication that the user took an action for an event within the private block chain, wherein the action occurred on the node from the distributed network of nodes, and wherein the action is validating the event using event information on the private ledger of the node from the distributed network of nodes of the private block chain, storing the event information for the event on the private ledger of the node from the distributed network of nodes of the private block chain, or disseminating the event information for the event on the private ledger of the node to one or more other nodes of the distributed network of nodes of the private block chain; and
determining, by the one or more processing devices, limits, wherein the limits comprise one or more user limits, one or more node limits, one or more entity limits, one or more event limits, and one or more action limits;
comparing, by the one or more processing devices, the action taken and the user, the node, an entity associated with the user, and the event associated with the action to the limits, including the one or more user limits, the one or more node limits, the one or more entity limits, the one or more event limits, and the one or more action limits; and
allowing or denying, by the one or more processing devices, the action based on the determination of the one or more types of actions that the user is allowed to, or prevented from, taking based on the comparison of the received authentication credentials with the stored authentication credentials and based on the comparison of the action and the user, the node, the entity, and the event associated with the action to the limits.

US Pat. No. 10,142,345

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-USERS REGISTERING HOME NETWORK SUPPORTING APPLICATION BASED DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for registering a device supporting home networking, by a server, the method comprising:receiving, from a first device, a registration request message for a second device, wherein the registration request message includes device information of the second device;
identifying that the second device is not registered based on the device information of the second device;
registering the second device based on confirming a first authentication code of the second device;
obtaining a first re-registration authentication code of the second device when the first authentication code of the second device is confirmed;
mapping the first re-registration authentication code to the device information of the second device; and
transmitting, to the first device, a completion message for the registration procedure for the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,342

AUTHENTICATION OF CLIENT DEVICES IN NETWORKS

Extreme Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving identity information at an edge configuration device from a physical end device via a connection, wherein the identity information identifies the physical end device or one or more users associated with the physical end device, and wherein the identity information includes a request for permission for the physical end device to access a Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) network;
sending a request from the edge configuration device over the SPB network to an access control server connected to the SPB network in response to receiving the identity information, wherein the request requests authentication for the physical end device;
receiving authentication at the edge configuration device from the access control server for the physical end device to connect to the SPB network;
receiving network configuration information at the edge configuration device from the access control server in response to sending the request for authentication; and
using the network configuration information to configure the edge configuration device for use with one or more virtual local area networks (VLANs) of the SPB network for use with the physical end device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,332

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A WEARABLE BASED AUTHENTICATION FOR IMPROVED USER EXPERIENCE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A wearable device, comprising:at least one transceiver, in the wearable device, the transceiver configured to communicate with a client device or a cloud based server; and
processing circuitry, in the wearable device, coupled to the transceiver, the processing circuitry configured to:
identify a pairing between the wearable device and the client device;
identify attributes of a first user of the wearable device, wherein at least one of the attributes is a biometric, wherein the first user is one of a plurality of users of the wearable device, and wherein at least one of the plurality of users of the wearable device is an authorized user of the client device;
compare the identified attributes of the first user to attributes corresponding to each one of a plurality of user profiles for the plurality of users of the wearable device stored in a memory element of the wearable device;
determine if the identified attributes of the first user match a first or a second profile of the plurality of user profiles stored in the memory element of the wearable device;
responsive to the identified attributes of the first user matching the first profile, determine if the first profile provides authorization for the first user to access the client device and authorization to access first specific functions of the client device;
responsive to the first profile providing authorization to access the client device and authorization to access first specific functions, send a message to unlock the client device and allow access to the first specific functions;
responsive to the identified attributes of the first user matching a second profile, determine if the second profile provides authorization to access the client device and authorization to access second specific functions of the client device;
responsive to the second profile providing authorization to access the client device and authorization to access the second specific functions, send a message to unlock the client device and allow access the second specific functions;
identify that the pairing no longer exists between the wearable device and the client device; and
responsive to the pairing no longer existing, de-authorize access to the respective first or second specific functions.

US Pat. No. 10,142,315

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF PROVIDING MESSAGING SERVICE AND CALLBACK FEATURE TO MOBILE STATIONS

KASEYA LIMITED, Dublin (...

1. A method comprising:generating a script responsive to an application being identified as needing to be executed on a mobile device;
executing the script in a mobile agent router device, wherein the script is configured to create at least one data message comprising at least one update to be performed on the mobile device and header information identifying the mobile device;
responsive to executing the script, initiating update commands to be performed on the mobile device periodically at specified times included in the script; and
transmitting the at least one data message comprising the update commands to the mobile device based on information included in the executed script, wherein the update commands are executed on the mobile device without user interaction.

US Pat. No. 10,142,313

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTHENTICATING USER USING CONTACT LIST

Line Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A system of a server comprising:one or more processors configured to execute computer-readable instructions to,
control the server to receive first contact list information from a first electronic device over a network, the first contact list information stored in the first electronic device;
control the server to store, in a database, and manage the first contact list information in association with an identifier of a user of the first electronic device;
control the server to determine if a number of contacts in the first contact list information is greater than or equal to a threshold value;
control the server to store and manage a first portion of contacts in the first contact list information in the database if the number of contacts in the first contact list information is greater than or equal to the threshold value;
control the server to compare second contact list information to the first contact list information in association with the identifier of the user, the second contact list information from the first electronic device or a second electronic device, the one or more processors configured to control the server to compare in response to a service request from the first electronic device or the second electronic device based on the identifier of the user; and
control the server to determine whether to authenticate the user in response to the service request from the first electronic device or the second electronic device based on a result of the comparing,
wherein the one or more processors is configured to perform the comparing the second contact list information to the first contact list information by comparing at least a second portion of contacts in the second contact list information to the first portion of the contacts in the first contact list information if the number of contacts in the first contact list information is greater than or equal to the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,142,310

METHOD AND CLOUD SERVER FOR MANAGING DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

10. A cloud server comprising:a memory; and
at least one processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
record information identifying a first device connected to the cloud server through a network,
record information indicating at least one function provided by the first device,
record execution authorization information indicating an object capable of performing the at least one function, and
authenticate, based at least in part on the execution authorization information, whether a second device has authorization to perform the at least one function provided by the first device; and
a communicator configured to:
receive, from the first device, a request for authenticating whether the second device that requests execution of the at least one function provided by the first device has the authorization to perform the at least one function provided by the first device, and
transmit a result of the authenticating to the first device,
wherein the cloud server is implemented as a hardware device, and
wherein the cloud server updates the execution authorization information through a device which is an administrator of the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,309

NO PASSWORD USER ACCOUNT ACCESS

DROPBOX, INC., San Franc...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, by a synchronized content management system, a request to access a user account at the synchronized content management system;
determining that the user account is a passwordless user account created at the synchronized content management system without a corresponding user account password, the passwordless user account providing user access to the synchronized content management system without user input of a password;
generating, by the synchronized content management system, tokens for passwordless authentication of the passwordless user account, the tokens comprising a device identifier and an email identifier, wherein the email identifier is associated with an email address registered with the passwordless user account;
sending, by the synchronized content management system, the device identifier to a client device;
sending, by the synchronized content management system, to the email address registered with the passwordless user account at the synchronized content management system, an email containing a link that:
when activated from the client device, triggers a browser application on the client device to obtain the email identifier and provide the email identifier to a client application that is also on the client device, the client application being configured to communicate with the synchronized content management system to synchronize changes to content items between local copies of the content items stored on the client device and remote copies of the content items stored on the synchronized content management system; and
when activated from a different client device triggers a notification to the synchronized content management system indicating that the email was accessed from the different client device;
receiving, by the synchronized content management system, both the device identifier and the email identifier from the client application on the client device;
determining, by the synchronized content management system, that the client application on the client device has possession of both the device identifier sent to the client device and the email identifier associated with the email address registered with the passwordless user account;
determining that the link was activated via the client device, based on the determining that the client device has possession of both the device identifier and the email identifier;
authorizing, by the synchronized content management system, the client device to access the passwordless user account without user input of the password, in response to determining that the client application on the client device has both the device identifier and the email identifier and determining that the link was activated via the client device; and
synchronizing one or more content items on the synchronized content management system to the client device for local storage at the client device, the one or more content items being associated with the passwordless user account.

US Pat. No. 10,142,305

LOCAL SECURITY KEY GENERATION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

15. A device comprising:one or more processors configured to:
obtain calling security parameters;
send, to a called device, a first message that includes the calling security parameters, wherein the first message includes a session initiation protocol (SIP) message that has been modified using session description protocol (SDP) to include the calling security parameters;
receive, from the called device, a second message that includes called security parameters, wherein the second message includes a SIP message that has been modified using SDP to include the called security parameters;
derive a security key using the calling security parameters and the called security parameters;
receive, from the called device, an acknowledgement message in response to the first message; and
use the derived security key to encrypt and decrypt communications between the calling device and the called device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,299

SECURITY KEY GENERATION AND MANAGEMENT METHOD OF PDCP DISTRIBUTED STRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communicating by a user equipment (UE) in a communication system, the method comprising:receiving a radio resource control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message including a counter for a second base station from a first base station;
generating a second security key for a second communication link with the second base station based on a first security key and the counter, the first security key being applied to a first communication link with the first base station; and
applying the second security key to the second communication link with the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,142,286

SERVER DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

GREE, Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A method for controlling a server device that provides a game, in which a user can participate, and that is communicatively connected, via a communication network, to a terminal device operated by the user, the method comprising:the server device receiving an access request that specifies a URL, via the communication network, from the terminal device operated by the user;
the server device carrying out a process for prompting the user to register a shortcut to a second URL when the URL specified by the access request is a first URL, the process for prompting the user including displaying an indication of a reward to be offered to the user for registering the shortcut to the second URL; and
the server device offering a reward to the user without carrying out a process for prompting the user to register the shortcut when the URL specified by the access request is the second URL,
wherein the shortcut is an icon linking to a shortcut to the URL;
wherein the second URL provides access to the game; and
wherein the reward is a reward usable in the game.

US Pat. No. 10,142,285

IP ALLOCATION POOLS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for providing services to user devices, the method comprising:maintain a plurality of IP blocks that each define a group of IP addresses;
providing, to a plurality of client devices, a network-related service, wherein each client device is assigned to an IP block based on an IP address of the client device, wherein each IP block is associated with settings that adjust the network-related service for client devices assigned to the IP block;
determining an expected number of IP reassignments of client devices between the IP blocks;
after a time period during which actual IP reassignments of the client devices occur, comparing the actual IP reassignments that occurred during the time period to the expected number of IP reassignments;
based on the comparison of the actual IP reassignments that occurred during the time period to the expected number of IP reassignments, altering some of the IP blocks such that at least some of the client devices are reassigned to different IP blocks; and
for each client reassigned to a different IP block, adjusting the network-related service for the at least some client devices according to the settings of the different IP blocks to which the at least some client devices are assigned.

US Pat. No. 10,142,284

FASTER IP ADDRESS ALLOCATION IN A HYBRID CLOUD ENVIRONMENT USING SUBNET SELECTIVE RANDOMIZATION

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for allocating Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, the method comprising:identifying, by a first gateway operating within a first cloud computing environment, a current subnet that includes at least one available IP address for allocation from a global pool of IP addresses that is in communication with the first gateway and a second gateway operating within a second cloud computing environment that is securely separate from the first cloud computing environment;
randomly selecting, by the first gateway operating within the first cloud computing environment, an available IP address from the current subnet for allocation;
requesting allocation of the available IP address, by the first gateway operating within the first cloud computing environment, from the global pool of IP addresses; and
responsive to determining that no available IP address exists in the current subnet, selecting, by the first gateway operating within the first cloud computing environment, a new subnet from which to allocate IP addresses.

US Pat. No. 10,142,270

TELECOMMUNICATION AND MULTIMEDIA MANAGEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS

VOXER IP LLC, San Franci...

52. A video communication method, comprising:arranging to provide an application to a sending communication device, the application enabling the sending communication device to:
(a) identify a recipient of a video communication;
(b) communicate the identifier identifying the recipient to a video communication system maintained on a network; and
(c) stream the video communication over the network to the video communication system;
receiving at the video communication system the identifier identifying the recipient of the video communication;
using, within the video communication system, the identifier to ascertain a delivery location on the network for a second communication device associated with the recipient;
receiving, at the video communication system, the video communication over the network from the sending communication device;
storing the video communication in a location accessible by the video communication system;
using the delivery location to deliver portions of the video communication over the network from the video communication system to the second communication device, the delivery enabling the video communication to be at least partially rendered at the second communication device while the video communication is streamed by the sending communication device,
wherein the video communication is received by the video communication system from the sending communication device without first establishing an end-to-end connection over the network between the sending and second communication devices.

US Pat. No. 10,142,269

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COMMUNICATIONS PROCESSING

CALLWAVE COMMUNICATIONS, ...

1. A communications system, comprising:a processing device;
a network interface;
non-transitory computer readable memory that stores program code that when executed by the processing device is configured to cause the system to at least:
provide a software program for download to a first computing device associated with a user;
enable delivery of a voice message, directed to the user, to the first computing device associated with the user, wherein the delivered voice message is playable to the user via a user interface of the software program;
enable the voice message to be played via a web browser of a second computing device associated with the user;
enable the user to send a textual reply message, via the web browser of the second computing device associated with the user, to an originator of the voice message without the user entering an address of the originator of the voice message; and
receive, via the network interface, a user voice message deletion instruction from the web browser of the second computing device associated with the user;
in response to the user voice message deletion instruction received from the web browser of the second computing device associated with the user, enable the voice message to be deleted from a user interface presented by the browser, and in cooperation with the software program on the first computing device associated with of the user, enable deletion of the voice message on the first computing device associated with the user.

US Pat. No. 10,142,267

METHOD FOR TRACKING AND ROUTING FINANCIAL MESSAGES FOR MOBILE DEVICES

BOTTOMLINE TECHNOLOGIES (...

1. A financial messaging apparatus configured to encapsulate a financial message, the apparatus comprising:a network interface configured to receive a financial message generated by a bank;
a non-transitory computer readable medium configured to store a rule database, wherein the rule database includes rules specifying actions to be added to financial messages based upon characteristics of the financial messages;
a processor configured to:
analyze the received financial message to identify at least one characteristic of the received financial message;
identify at least one rule in the rule database matching at least one of the at least one identified characteristics of the received financial message;
combine at least one action specified by the identified at least one rule with the financial message to form an encapsulated financial message; and
identify a user associated with the received financial message; and
the network interface further configured to transmit the encapsulated financial message to the identified user, wherein:
the action stored in the encapsulated financial message includes a routing rule specifying criteria for routing of the encapsulated financial message;
the routing rule specifies at least one prohibited location for routing the encapsulated financial message through;
the encapsulated financial message is prevented from being routed through the at least one prohibited location; and
the network interface does not transmit the encapsulated financial message through the at least one prohibited location.

US Pat. No. 10,142,263

PACKET DEDUPLICATION FOR NETWORK PACKET MONITORING IN VIRTUAL PROCESSING ENVIRONMENTS

Keysight Technologies Sin...

1. A method to capture network traffic, comprising:communicating network traffic between applications operating within virtual processing environments within one or more host servers;
monitoring the network traffic between the applications using tap agents operating within the virtual processing environments within the one or more host servers;
for network packet flows communicated between any two applications being monitored by two tap agents:
determining which of the two tap agents is a designated agent to capture the network packets within the packet flows to avoid duplicate packet capture;
capturing the network packets using the designated agent; and
forwarding the captured network packets to one or more network destinations.

US Pat. No. 10,142,257

DYNAMIC SCALING OF REDUNDANCY ELIMINATION MIDDLEBOXES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for dynamic scaling of redundancy elimination middleboxes comprising an encoding middlebox and a decoding middlebox in a communication network, the method comprising:determining a load of incoming data at the encoding middlebox in the communication network; and
modifying a number of encoder instances in the encoding middlebox and a number of decoder instances in a decoding middlebox based on the load of incoming data, the modifying including configuring a classifier to define a new class corresponding to each of one or more new encoder instances and modifying an ordered list of each of the encoder instances present in the encoding middlebox before addition of the one or more new encoder instances, the ordered list relating the new class to each of the encoder instances; and
handling failure recovery of at least one of the classifier, the encoder instances, the decoder instances, and a merger, the handling including recovering packet loss based on at least one of a decoder feedback, a transmission control packet sequence number, and a reliable transport.

US Pat. No. 10,142,256

TIME AND FREQUENCY ALLOCATION FOR CONCURRENT COMMUNICATIONS ON A SHARED COAXIAL CABLE

MaxLinear, Inc., Carlsba...

1. A system comprising:circuitry comprising a processor and memory for use in a controller of a network comprising a plurality of devices connected via a shared coaxial cable, wherein:
the circuitry is operable to maintain one or more data structures that hold, for each sender-receiver pair of the plurality of devices that are directly connected to each other via the shared coaxial cable, at least:
one or more per-sender-receiver-pair link parameters other than device identity parameters, wherein the one or more per-sender-receiver-pair link parameters comprise:
a respective list of spectral characteristics for a plurality of frequencies; and
link parameters used for previous communications on the shared coaxial cable; and
per-sender-receiver-pair bandwidth grant status;
the circuitry is operable to, in response to receipt of a reservation request on the shared coaxial cable, decide which one or more of a plurality of subbands and which one or more of a plurality timeslots to reserve for a transmission based, at least in part, on the per-sender-receiver-pair link parameters and the per-sender-receiver-pair bandwidth grant status in the one or more data structures; and
generate a reservation grant message that indicates the decided one or more subbands and the decided one or more timeslots.

US Pat. No. 10,142,252

SERVER INTELLIGENCE FOR NETWORK SPEED TESTING CONTROL

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a network device from a client device, a request to perform a network speed test of a network connecting the client device and the network device;
conducting a trial test, involving data delivery between the network device and the client device, to determine an approximate capacity of the network;
selecting an optimum data size based on results of the trial test;
selecting a number of threads needed to saturate the network based on the results of the trial test; and
controlling conducting of the network speed test, using a control thread from the network device to the client device, wherein the network speed test utilizes the optimum data size and the selected number of threads.

US Pat. No. 10,142,245

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PARALLEL PROCESSING

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An apparatus for parallel processing comprising:a queue memory configured to store one or more queues,
a data memory configured to store data,
a mapper configured to classify the data into flows and store a pointer of the data in a queue mapped with the flow;
a table provider configured to store a flow table comprising queue information mapped with flow information;
a plurality of processors configured to perform a process based on the data; and
a distributor configured to extract the data from the data memory by referring to the pointer stored in the queue and transmit the data to the processor,
wherein the distributor transmits data corresponding to a single queue to a single processor, and
wherein the mapper maps each of the flows with a new queue or an activated queue based on the number of pointers stored in each activated queue and a predetermined critical value when the activated queue is not mapped with the flow by referring to the flow table.

US Pat. No. 10,142,244

MODIFYING A PRIORITY FOR AT LEAST ONE FLOW CLASS OF AN APPLICATION ON A SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING CONTROLLER

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

9. A system for modifying a priority for at least one flow class of an application, the system comprising:a registering engine to register flow classes for the application with a software defined networking (SDN) controller, wherein the flow classes comprise a description of flow modification rules and a priority at which the flow modification rules are to be installed at a switch;
a determining engine to determine, with the SDN controller, a priority for each of the flow classes based on other installed applications and network services on the SDN controller;
a sending engine to send a priority key associated with the priority from the SDN controller to the application;
a modifying engine to modify, based on an event, the priority for at least one of the flow classes of the application by mapping the priority key associated with the priority to a new priority value;
a receiving engine to receive, from the application, at least one flow modification rule using the priority key as the priority;
an obtaining engine to obtain at least one of the flow classes via the priority key; and
a validating engine to validate the at least one flow modification rule against registered parameters of the at least one of the flow classes of the application to determine a flow of traffic based on the priority.

US Pat. No. 10,142,234

MEMORY PAGE INDEXING DATA STRUCTURE

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method comprising:providing, by a storage server, a plurality of sorted keys;
storing a first subset of the plurality of sorted keys on a first memory page, wherein the first subset of the plurality of sorted keys include a first bit prefix;
storing a second subset of the plurality of sorted keys on a second memory page, wherein the second subset of the plurality of sorted keys include a second bit prefix that is different than the first bit prefix;
constructing a trie representation that includes a first entry corresponding to the first memory page and a second entry corresponding to the second memory page, wherein a position of the first entry in the trie representation is determined based on a binary value of a bit of the first bit prefix, and wherein a position of the second entry in the representation is determined based on a binary value of a bit of the second bit prefix; and
traversing the trie representation, by the storage server, to access a record stored in the first memory page, wherein the record corresponds to a key having the first bit prefix.

US Pat. No. 10,142,220

EFFICIENT ROUTING IN SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKS

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A networking device for providing efficient routing in software defined networks, comprising:a memory comprising an indirect group table with a first group entry that is associated with a first route tree of a plurality of route trees in a software defined network, wherein the plurality of route trees comprises a congruent route tree that is identical to the first route tree, and wherein a second group entry in the indirect group table is associated with the congruent route tree and is configured to minimize overlap between each of the plurality of route trees;
a processor operatively connected to the memory, the processor to:
detect a failure in the first route tree during a data transmission;
send a notification of the failure to a remote controller device, wherein the remote controller device identifies a second route tree of the plurality of route trees that does not include the failure;
after the remote controller device updates the first group entry to be associated with the second route tree, perform the data transmission using the second route tree; and
after the remote controller device updates the second group entry to be associated with a third route tree, perform a second data transmission using the third route tree.

US Pat. No. 10,142,217

LOOP AVOIDANCE METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:sending, by a network device, a first loop detection frame using a first Ethernet port that is a first edge port, the network device having a network bridge media access control (MAC) address that is a physical address of the network device, the first Ethernet port having a first loop avoidance priority, the first loop detection frame comprising the first loop avoidance priority and a first source address field comprising a root MAC address, the root MAC address being different than the network bridge MAC address and being used for detecting a loop;
receiving, by the network device, a second loop detection frame using a second Ethernet port, the second loop detection frame comprising a second source address field comprising the root MAC address and a second loop avoidance priority, and the second Ethernet port having a third loop avoidance priority;
comparing the second loop avoidance priority with the third loop avoidance priority to determine whether to block the second Ethernet port;
blocking, by the network device, the second Ethernet port when the second loop avoidance priority is higher than the third loop avoidance priority; and
discarding, by the network device, the second loop detection frame.

US Pat. No. 10,142,215

MONITORING NETWORK PERFORMANCE OF ENCRYPTED COMMUNICATIONS

BladeLogic, Inc., Housto...

1. A system for generating end-to-end performance metrics in a network, the system comprising:a server-side probing device disposed on a server-side network, the server-side probing device configured to:
monitor a network communication on the server-side network, the network communication on the server-side network being encrypted;
decrypt the network communication on the server-side network using an encryption key;
obtain first performance metrics based on the decrypted network communication on the server-side network;
a client-side probing device disposed on a client-side network, the client-side probing device configured to:
monitor a network communication on the client-side network, the network communication on the client-side network being encrypted;
obtain second performance metrics regarding the network communication monitored on the client-side network without the client-side probing device decrypting the network communication on the client-side network;
send the network communication on the client-side network and the second performance metrics to the server-side probing device,
wherein the server-side probing device is configured to match the network communication on the server-side network and the network communication on the client-side network based on one or more network level attributes of each of the network communication on the server-side network and the network communication on the client-side network,
wherein the server-side probing device is configured to provide performance metrics based on the first and second performance metrics.

US Pat. No. 10,142,213

TECHNIQUES FOR PROVIDING EVENT DRIVEN NOTIFICATIONS

SYMANTEC CORPORATION, Mo...

1. A method for providing event driven notifications comprising:registering, via at least one computer processor, a mobile device with notification preferences;
monitoring, via the at least one computer processor, locations of the registered mobile device;
automatically determining, via the at least one computer processor, that the registered mobile device has been present in a particular location for a particular amount of time;
automatically comparing, via the at least one computer processor, the particular amount of time to a specified time threshold;
automatically determining, via the at least one computer processor and based on the comparison, that the registered mobile device has been present in the particular location longer than the specified time threshold;
monitoring, via the at least one computer processor, an electronic media feed for events associated with a specified criteria based at least in part on the notification preferences and the particular location;
identifying, via the at least one computer processor, a plurality of events in the electronic media feed;
filtering, via the at least one computer processor, the plurality of events;
identifying, via the at least one computer processor, an event of the plurality of events matching the particular location; and
providing, via the at least one computer processor, a notification associated with the identified event to the registered mobile device in accordance with the notification preferences.

US Pat. No. 10,141,873

SHOCK DETECTOR CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR OPERATION THEREOF

1. An electronic device comprising:calculation circuitry configured to generate a signal representative of a physical magnitude, for a motor driving a display device, said motor comprising a rotor in a magnetic circuit, two terminals, one positive and one negative, via which the calculation circuitry controls the motor,
two shock detector circuits, each shock detector circuit being connected between the calculation circuitry and one of the two terminals for the detection of an external shock applied to the motor,
said motor having a first position of stable equilibrium placed at a reference angular position and a second position of stable equilibrium placed at 180° from the first stable angular position, for each direction of rotation, a maximum angular position from which the rotor is unable to return to a prior angular position, and
the calculation circuitry using an algorithm which, following a shock, detects the direction of rotation of the rotor by analysing an induced voltage detected by said shock detector circuit and sends a blocking pulse of reverse polarity to that of the induced voltage to stop and return the rotation,
wherein the blocking pulse has a maximum duration of 58.5 ms to stop and return the rotor to a predetermined angular position before the rotor reaches the maximum angular position.

US Pat. No. 10,141,871

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A CONTROL INSTALLATION OF AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

SCHNEIDER TOSHIBA INVERTE...

10. A control system associated with a control installation, which includes:a number of input phases, which are designed for connection to an electric grid system for the delivery of an AC voltage,
a common mode filter connected on the input phases, comprising at least one inductance,
a DC supply bus, which is arranged for the delivery of a DC voltage,
a first converter connected to said DC supply bus, controlled for the application of the first voltage pulse edges to an electric motor by a first pulse width modulation, obtained by comparing a first carrier signal, described as the reference carrier signal, applied at a first chopping frequency, with a first modulating signal,
a second converter connected to said DC supply bus and controlled by a second pulse width modulation, obtained by comparing a second carrier signal, applied at a second chopping frequency, with a second modulating signal, and
said second carrier signal being designed to be out-of-phase with the reference carrier signal by a phase-shift angle, the control system comprising:
circuitry configured to determine an optimum phase-shift angle from the first chopping frequency and the second chopping frequency, wherein said optimum phase-shift angle corresponds to a phase-shift angle for which a maximum magnetic flux received by the inductance of the common mode filter is at a minimum.

US Pat. No. 10,141,849

MULTI-PHASE CONVERTER

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An apparatus, comprising:first and second parallel converter branches, each parallel converter branch comprising:
an input node that receives a direct current (DC) input voltage;
N output nodes that each respectively output a DC output voltage, wherein the DC output voltage is less than the DC input voltage, wherein N is an integer with a value of two or more;
a plurality of switches that each operate at a magnitude limit of substantially the DC input voltage divided by N, wherein each switch comprises a first terminal, a second terminal, and a third terminal, and the third terminal of the first switch receives a control signal that places the first switch in either a closed state in which a conduction path is established between the first and second terminals, or an open state in which the conduction path is eliminated between the first and second terminals;
N?1 cascade stages, each having an ordinal position relative to the DC input voltage and beginning with a first cascade stage that is connected to the DC input voltage as a respective input voltage, and each subsequent cascade stage is connected to a previous cascade stage to receive a respective input voltage, wherein each of the N?1 cascade stages includes a stacking capacitor that is charged to approximately (N?Ord)/N of the DC input voltage, wherein the value of Ord is the ordinal position of the cascade stage relative to the DC input voltage; and
a final stage that is connected to a last cascade stage to receive a respective input voltage;
a converter output node that is connected to each of the N output nodes of the first and second parallel converter branches and provides the DC output voltage; and
control logic that generates a first set of switch signals to control the switches of the first parallel converter branch and a second set of switch signals to control the second parallel converter branch, the first set switch signals and the second set of switch signals having respective duty cycles to cause each of the first and second parallel converter branches to output the DC output voltage on each of the N output nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,141,843

SWITCHING CONVERTER, CONTROL UNIT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A SWITCHING CONVERTER CIRCUIT DEVICE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A switching converter, comprising:an input interface for providing an input voltage;
an output interface for providing at least one output voltage;
a voltage conversion device for converting the provided input voltage into one of the at least one output voltage; and
a clock generator for providing a working clock, the clock generator being configured in such a way that the clock generator provides a modulated basic clock as the working clock, wherein the clock generator modulates the basic clock at a predetermined frequency deviation and at least one predetermined modulation frequency and at least one predetermined modulation period duration.

US Pat. No. 10,141,840

FEEDBACK CONTROL CIRCUIT AND POWER MANAGEMENT MODULE SHORTENING FEEDBACK RESPONSE TIME

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A feedback control circuit shortening a feedback response time of a power management chip, wherein the feedback control circuit comprises a sample analysis circuit, a comparison circuit and a switch control circuit, wherein:the sample analysis circuit is coupled to the power management chip, and employed to sample a power managing output signal of the power management chip, and analyze a variation trend of the power managing output signal to obtain a first output signal;
the comparison circuit is coupled to the sample analysis circuit and the switch control circuit, and employed to compare the first output signal and a reference signal to obtain a second output signal;
the switch control circuit comprises a Pulse Width Modulation PWM control circuit and a switch, wherein the PWM control circuit is coupled to the comparison circuit and the switch, and the switch is coupled to the power management chip, and the switch control circuit is employed to adjust a duty ratio of the switch according to the second output signal to adjust a compensation duration of the power managing output signal of the power management chip to response a variation of the power managing output signal to the switch control circuit in time to reduce a ripple of the output signal the power managing output signal, wherein the differentiating circuit comprises a first operational amplifier, a first capacitor, a first resistor and a second resistor, wherein: an inverting input end of the first operational amplifier is coupled to an output pin of the power management chip sequentially through the first capacitor and first resistor which are coupled in series, and a non-inverting input end of the first operational amplifier is grounded, and an output end of the first operational amplifier is coupled to the comparison circuit, and coupled to the inverting input end of the first operational amplifier through the second resistor.

US Pat. No. 10,141,829

MULTIPLE POWER TOPOLOGIES FROM SINGLE POWER GENERATOR

John Bean Technologies Co...

1. A power unit for producing both alternating current and direct current, comprising:a switcher connected to a direct current source, wherein the switcher includes circuitry configured to produce both alternating current having first characteristics and direct current having second characteristics, wherein the circuitry comprises a plurality of insulated gate bipolar transistor circuits and drive circuits connected to the insulated gate bipolar transistor circuits, wherein insulated gate bipolar modules configured to operate as a pulse wave modulated inverter to produce alternating current are also the same insulated gate bipolar modules configured to produce the direct current, wherein both the alternating current and direct current are output directly from combining the output of two or more of the insulated gate bipolar modules to a first and second switch to supply the alternating current and the direct current, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,141,824

VIBRATION MOTOR

AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD...

1. A vibration motor, comprising:a substrate;
a housing engaged with the substrate for forming an enclosure;
a first magnet assembly including a first weight and a first magnet assembled with the first weight;
a second magnet assembly fixed with the first magnet assembly, the second magnet assembly including a second weight engaging with the first weight of the first magnet assembly and a second magnet assembled with the second weight;
an elastic member including a first fixing part connecting to the housing, and a second fixing part connecting to the second weight for suspending the second magnet assembly with the first magnet assembly in the housing;
a coil assembly including a coil located between the first magnet assembly and the second magnet assembly, and a coil support carrying the coil, the coil support including a lower part mounted on the substrate, an upper part for carrying the coil, and a middle part spacing the upper part from the lower part;
a signal transmission medium including a first contacting part attached to the upper part of the coil support, a first connecting part attached to the middle part of the coil support, a second connecting part connecting with the first connecting part, and a second contacting part extending from the second connecting part;
the first weight including a pair of sidewalls, and a pair of opposed engagement parts connecting with the sidewalls for forming a first through hole, the first magnet being received in the first through hole;
the second weight including a body, a first recess recessed from a lower surface of the body to a first bottom, a second recess recessed from the first bottom to a second bottom, and a second through hole formed in the second bottom for receiving the second magnet, the engagement part engaging with the first bottom for fixing the first weight with the second weight.

US Pat. No. 10,141,822

AXIAL FLUX BRUSHLESS PERMANENT MAGNET ELECTRICAL MACHINE ROTOR

LAUNCHPOINT TECHNOLOGIES,...

3. An axial flux brushless permanent magnet electrical machine comprising:a stator; and
at least one rotor, the rotor including
a Halbach array of magnets consisting of at least four magnets per magnetic cycle,
the magnets in the rotor are contained within pockets in the rotor,
the pockets are formed
partly by an outer predominantly circumferential wall that retains the magnets against centrifugal load and
partly by radial walls between adjacent magnets or magnetic sub-unit groups in the Halbach array,
the radial walls join with hub structure of the rotor on an inner end thereof and with the circumferential wall on an outer end thereof, and
where the pockets have both active and inactive surface walls perpendicular to the machine axis that cover the magnets on both an active air gap side of the Halbach array and on an active side of the Halbach array away from a machine air gap.

US Pat. No. 10,141,808

MOTOR

Sunonwealth Electric Mach...

1. A motor comprising:a stator comprising an iron core;
a separating member made of insulating material and comprising a first separating part, a second separating part and a third separating part, wherein the second separating part is arranged between the first and third separating parts, and wherein the iron core is arranged between the first and second separating parts;
a rotor rotatably coupled with the separating member and comprising a permanent magnet unit arranged between the first and second separating parts; and
a metallic housing receiving an entirety of the separating member and including a first housing part and two covers, wherein the first housing part is in a form of a hollow sleeve having two openings at two ends thereof, wherein the first housing part radially encloses the separating member and the first, second and third separating parts, and wherein the two covers respectively cover the two openings of the first housing part and axially enclose the separating member and the first, second and third separating parts.

US Pat. No. 10,141,802

ROTOR OF ELECTRIC MOTOR FOR COMPRESSOR

FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED, ...

1. A rotor of an electric motor for a compressor comprising:a rotor laminated steel plate;
a permanent magnet configured to be provided in the rotor laminated steel plate and to be arranged to form a plurality of magnetic poles in a circumferential direction around a rotation axis;
rotor end plates configured to be provided on both end surfaces of the rotor laminated steel plate and to restrict movement of the permanent magnet in an axis direction; and balance weights configured to be formed of laminated metal plates respectively fixed to outer surfaces of the rotor end plates, wherein
at least three axis direction through-holes arranged at equal angle intervals in the circumferential direction are provided in the rotor laminated steel plate and the rotor end plates,
the rotor laminated steel plate and the rotor end plates are fixed with three rivets for passing through the axis direction through-holes,
one of the balance weights formed of one laminated metal plate is fixed to one of the rotor end plates with the two rivets of the three rivets,
a projection having an outer diameter D3 is formed on the other balance weight formed of the other laminated metal plate which is integrated by caulking, and the other balance weight is fixed to the other rotor end plate with the remaining single rivet, and
the projection is engaged with a recess or a through-hole, the recess or the through-hole being provided in the other rotor end plate and having an inner diameter D4 greater than the outer diameter D3 of the projection, so that the balance weight is positioned to the other rotor end plate.

US Pat. No. 10,141,793

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR IMPEDANCE MATCHING USING ISOLATED RESONATOR IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A wireless power transmitter comprising:a source resonator configured to transmit wireless power by resonating with a target resonator;
a first power supply configured to supply power to the source resonator;
a first switch configured to turn ON/OFF a connection of the source resonator to the first power supply, wherein the source resonator is isolated in response to the first switch turning OFF; and
a controller configured to match an impedance of the source resonator by estimating a distance between the source resonator and the target resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,141,787

RECEIVING CIRCUIT FOR MAGNETIC COUPLING RESONANT WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION

Eaton Capital Unlimited C...

1. A receiving circuit for magnetic coupling resonant wireless power transmission comprising:a resonant circuit comprising a resonant coil and a resonant capacitor;
a rectifying circuit having an input electrically connected to two terminals of the resonant capacitor;
a storage capacitor having two terminals electrically connected to an output of rectifying circuit; and
an output circuit having an input electrically connected to the two terminals of the storage capacitor and an output configured to be electrically connected to a battery, the output circuit configured to operate as a filter in a first mode and as a boost converter in a second mode.

US Pat. No. 10,141,773

METHOD AND POWER TRANSMITTER FOR CONTROLLING POWER TRANSMISSION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of controlling power transmission in a power transmitter, the method comprising:receiving, from a plurality of power receivers, voltage information required by the plurality of power receivers, wherein the voltage information includes a minimum voltage, a reference voltage that is greater than the minimum voltage, and a demanded voltage;
transmitting power to the plurality of power receivers;
receiving, from the plurality of power receivers, a report about a power reception condition while transmitting the power, wherein the report includes a measured voltage at the plurality of power receivers;
selecting one of the plurality of power receivers; and
adjusting an amount of the power by minimizing a difference between the demanded voltage and the measured voltage of the selected power receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,141,757

MOBILE DEVICE CHARGING STATIONS AND METHODS FOR MAKING SAME

JPM Networks LLC, Dallas...

1. A floor stand for supporting one or more mobile device charging stations for charging a plurality of mobile devices, comprising:a vertical support member having an upper end and a lower end, wherein the one or more mobile device charging stations are supported on the vertical support member;
each mobile device charging station for charging a plurality of mobile devices including:
a panel having an upper end and a lower end and a substantially planar front face and a back face;
a channel having a front portion spaced away from a plane of the substantially planar front face of the panel and a bottom portion substantially perpendicular to the front portion, with the bottom portion of the channel being adapted to support a plurality of mobile devices between the front portion of the channel and the substantially planar front face of the panel when the substantially planar front face of the panel is in a substantially upright position;
an electronic circuit adapted for charging the plurality of mobile devices;
a housing having a plurality of walls enclosing the electronic circuit, wherein the housing is attached to the panel; and
a plurality of cables each having a first end enclosed by the housing and in electrical communication with the electronic circuit, each of the plurality of cables extending through an aperture in one of: (a) the panel or (b) one of the walls of the housing, with each of the plurality of cables having a length sufficient that a second end of the respective cable at least reaches a location substantially proximal to the channel, with the second end of each of the plurality of cables adapted for connecting with one of the plurality of mobile devices to deliver charge to the respective mobile device from the electronic circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,141,740

AUXILIARY SUPPLY GENERATION FOR POWER CONVERTERS

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A power converter comprising:a first output circuit configured to generate a first voltage to power a first output load;
a second output circuit configured to generate a second voltage to power a second output load; and
a control circuit configured to:
control power supplied from a magnetic element of the power converter to the first and second output circuits; and
trigger an increase in the supply of power in response to a level of the second voltage falling below a threshold level.

US Pat. No. 10,141,708

FIBER LASER APPARATUS AND METHOD OF ALIGNING LASER LIGHT IRRADIATION POSITION

Furukawa Electric Co., Lt...

1. A fiber laser apparatus that generates invisible laser light using an amplification optical fiber having a single-mode core and outputs the invisible laser light via an output optical fiber, the fiber laser apparatus comprising:a visible laser light source that generates visible laser light;
an introducing section that introduces the visible laser light generated by the visible laser light source into a core of one of the amplification optical fiber and the output optical fiber; and
a drive unit that drives, in a case of performing alignment of an irradiation position of the invisible laser light with respect to a workpiece, the visible laser light source and emits the visible laser light via the core of the output optical fiber,
wherein the introducing section introduces the visible laser light generated by the visible laser light source into the core of one of the amplification optical fiber and the output optical fiber, and attenuates return light that propagates through the core in a reverse direction while generating the invisible laser light, the return light being incident on the visible laser light source.

US Pat. No. 10,141,700

INTEGRATED MODULAR MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM IN WALL-BOX FORMAT

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. An electrical module comprising:a housing adapted for installation on a flat surface, and having an external portion relative to the surface and an internal portion relative to the surface, the external portion comprising a wall face and the internal portion comprising at least a rear or side face;
AC power terminals for receiving AC power conductors;
means for converting input AC power to output DC power;
an electrical isolation barrier installed in the housing for isolating AC power from DC power;
at least one AC plug receptacle on the wall face, and at least one DC power output connector on the rear or side face of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,141,695

ARC-FREE PLUG CONNECTOR

COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LL...

1. An electrical connection device comprising:a housing;
a first contact end;
a second contact end;
a first connector connectable to the first contact end;
a second connector connected to the second contact end;
wherein the housing covers at least a portion of each of the first contact end, the second contact end, the first connector and the second connector;
an electrical disconnection switch between the first contact end and the first connector which connects the first contact end and the first connector in a first state, and disconnects the first contact end and the first connector in a second state; and
a movable conduction engagement device positioned exteriorly to the housing and moveable relative to the housing which changes the electrical disconnection switch from the first and second states, wherein a magnetic element moves free ends of the first contact end and the first connector of the electrical disconnection switch into electrical contact in the first state, wherein the free ends are held by the magnetic element in electrical contact in the first state, and wherein the free ends are allowed to separate when the movable conduction engagement device is moved so as to move the magnetic element a distance away from the free ends in the second state.

US Pat. No. 10,141,691

CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A connector comprising:a housing configured to be fit with a counterpart housing;
one or more terminal fittings provided in the housing, the one or more terminal fittings being connected respectively to ends of one or more electric wires and being configured respectively for electrically contacting one or more counterpart terminal fittings provided in the counterpart housing when the housing and the counterpart housing are fit together; and
two detection terminals provided in the housing and configured to be mutually energized and thereby to form a detection circuit when the housing and the counterpart housing are fit properly together,
the two detection terminals being mutually connected via an electric wire and being formed in the same shape as the one or more terminal fittings, wherein
the housing is provided with cavities into which the one or more terminal fittings and the detection terminals are inserted respectively, a front wall closing a space on a front side of each of the cavities in an insertion direction of the one or more terminal fittings and the detection terminals, and a retainer mounting hole intersecting and communicating with the cavities;
a retainer inserted into the retainer mounting hole and configured to retain the one or more terminal fittings and the detection terminals;
a pressing portion protruding on the retainer and capable of abutting onto the detection terminals and pressing the detection terminals toward the front wall; and
the pressing portion is not disposed at a position corresponding to the one or more terminal fittings.

US Pat. No. 10,141,686

GROMMET FOR A CABLE CONNECTOR AND A STRAIN RELIEF CABLE FITTING HAVING AN INSERT

IPEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A grommet for use in a cable fitting, said grommet comprising:a body having a bore substantially therethrough, said bore having a cable opening for receiving a cable to be inserted and an exit opening for the cable to exit from the body;
a resilient membrane located within the bore, said resilient membrane elastically deformable from a receiving position, before the cable is inserted into the bore, to an inverted position, after the cable is inserted into the bore;
wherein the resilient membrane comprises at least one thinner membrane portion which extends radially towards the bore to facilitate controlled tearing of the resilient membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,141,683

CABLE FITTING FOR CONNECTING A HIGH-VOLTAGE CABLE TO A HIGH-VOLTAGE COMPONENT OR ANOTHER HIGH-VOLTAGE CABLE

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A high-voltage cable fitting, comprising:a rigid core insulator with a cavity for receiving a conductor, wherein the rigid core insulator has a first conical outer surface extending concentrically about a longitudinal axis defined by the columnar overall shape of the high-voltage cable fitting,
an elastomeric stress relief element having a first conical inner surface designed for mating the first conical outer surface over a predefined length at an interface,
a rigid member provided for pressurizing the elastomeric stress relief element at the interface, and the rigid member has at least one pressure enhancing portion extending circumferentially about the longitudinal axis for causing an additional axial expansion stress in a sleeve portion of the stress relief element extending along the first conical outer surface of the core insulator in an assembled state of the cable fitting,
wherein at a given annular zone on the interface a diameter of the first conical inner surface is smaller than a diameter of the first conical outer surface in an unassembled state of the high-voltage cable fitting, and that the stress relief element is pressed onto the rigid core insulator, and in that:
(a) the stress relief element is cup-shaped and has an opening formed by the first conical inner surface and a circumferential collar directed radially outwards and a first end face located at the entry of said opening, and in that the rigid member has an inner contour for receiving the stress relief element, wherein the pressure enhancing portion is located at the inner contour such that it engages with the collar such that an additional axial expansion stress in the sleeve portion of the stress relief element extending along the first conical outer surface of the core insulator is caused in an assembled state of the cable fitting, and the pressure enhancing portion has a horn-shaped cross-section extending circumferentially about the longitudinal axis; or
(b) the rigid member has an inner contour that is directed towards the stress relief member, wherein the pressure enhancing portion comprises a plurality of stepped shoulders arranged at that inner contour at least in an area facing the first conical outer surface,
wherein the plurality of stepped shoulders are inclined with respect to the longitudinal axis about an inclination angle,
and in that the stress relief element is cup-shaped having an opening formed by the first conical inner surface, and a first end face located at the entry of said opening, wherein the stress relief element has an outer contour that is directed towards the rigid member and has a plurality of counter-shoulders for interacting with the stepped shoulders of the rigid member such that an additional axial expansion stress in the sleeve portion of the stress relief element is caused in an assembled state of the cable fitting; or
(c) the pressure enhancing portion is a sleeve-shaped pressure body provided between the stress relief member and the rigid member, wherein said pressure body has a second conical inner surface that is matching a second conical outer surface of the stress relief element at least in an area facing the first conical outer surface, and in that a compression system is provided between an axial end face of the pressure body and the rigid member for exerting an axial force on the pressure body in an assembled state of the cable fitting such that an additional axial expansion stress in the sleeve portion of the stress relief element is caused in an assembled state of the cable fitting.

US Pat. No. 10,141,678

CHARGING DEVICE

1. A charging device havinga casing having
a side;
an inner side;
a charging port formed through the side of the casing;
a positioning portion formed on and protruding from the inner side of the casing adjacent to the charging port and having a shape; and
at least one fixing portion deposited on the inner side of the casing adjacent to the charging port and deposited at a spaced interval to the positioning portion;
a connector connected to the casing, deposited on the inner side of the casing, and having
an external terminal extending out of the casing via the charging port; and
an internal terminal deposited on the connector opposite to the external terminal and electrically connected to the external terminal; and
a supporting frame detachably connected to the casing, abutting against the connector to hold the connector between the casing and the supporting frame, and having
a fixing hole formed through the supporting frame and having a shape corresponding to the shape of the positioning portion, and the fixing hole disposed around the positioning portion when the supporting frame abuts against the connector;
at least one fastener extending through the supporting frame and connected securely to the at least one fixing portion of the casing; and
a linking hole formed through the supporting frame to enable the internal terminal to extend out of the supporting frame via the linking hole.

US Pat. No. 10,141,675

BIOMETRIC BELT CONNECTOR

NOX MEDICAL, Reykjavik (...

1. An electrode belt connector for electrically connecting a conductor of an electrode belt to a snap electrode, the belt connector comprising:a plastic frame including a first elongated member and a second elongated member, the first elongated member and the second elongated member defining a receiving hole configured to receive and fasten the plastic frame to a protrusion of the snap connector electrode; and
a fastener portion configured to couple the electrode belt connector to the electrode belt,
wherein
the first elongated member and the second elongated member further define a first slot extending from the receiving hole,
the first elongated member and/or the second elongated member provide a radial flexibility to the receiving hole, and
the first elongated member engages the conductor of the electrode belt by the conductor extending into the receiving hole such that the conductor is in electrical contact with the protrusion of the snap connector electrode upon penetration of the protrusion into the receiving hole.

US Pat. No. 10,141,673

DETECTION OF A PLUG COUPLED TO A CONNECTOR HOUSING

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. An apparatus comprising:a plug coupleable to a connector housing on a computing device, wherein the computing device includes:
a first airflow path based on the plug being coupled to the connector housing that prevents airflow through the connector housing; and
a second airflow path based on an absence of the plug being coupled to the connector housing such that air flows through the connector housing;
an electrical contact supported by the plug, the electrical contact interfaceable with a connector pin in the connector housing, wherein the computing device:
detects whether the plug is coupled to the connector housing based on whether the electrical contact is interfaced with the connector pin; and
controls an operating state of a network switch that corresponds to the connector housing based on whether the plug is coupled to the connector housing, including causing the network switch to power down in response to detecting that the plug is not coupled to the connector housing.

US Pat. No. 10,141,671

REVERSIBLE CONNECTOR INTERFACE

International Business Ma...

1. A reversible plug connector connectable to a receptacle connector, the receptacle connector having a receptacle housing and a fixed receptacle insulator extending within the receptacle housing, the fixed receptacle insulator including a plurality of receptacle contacts on one surface of one or more surfaces of the fixed receptacle insulator, the reversible plug connector comprising:an insulative plug housing having a plurality of housing contacts disposed on an upper inner surface of the plug housing and on a lower inner surface of the plug housing;
a moveable plug insulator disposed within the plug housing, the moveable plug insulator having an upper surface and a lower surface opposite the upper surface with a plurality of metallic conductors exposed on both the upper surface and the lower surface of the moveable plug insulator;
wherein the moveable plug insulator is configured to be vertically displaced in response to the reversible plug connector being inserted into the receptacle connector such that a portion of each metal conductor of the plurality of metallic conductors is brought into contact with a corresponding receptacle contact of the plurality of receptacle contacts and another portion of each metal conductor of the plurality of metallic conductors is brought into contact with a corresponding housing contact of the plurality of housing contacts, and thereby the corresponding housing contact of the plurality of housing contacts is electrically connected to the corresponding receptacle contact of the plurality of receptacle contacts;
at least two spring elements attached to the moveable insulator oppose displacement from a centerline of the reversible plug connector via an interaction of the at least two spring elements with a shape of two inner sidewalls of the plug housing; and
wherein each spring element of the at least two spring elements is disposed directly between a sidewall of the two inner sidewalls of the insulative plug housing and a sidewall of the moveable plug insulator.

US Pat. No. 10,141,669

PLUG CONNECTOR HAVING A TAB TERMINAL FOR A POWER CONNECTOR SYSTEM

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A plug connector comprising:a housing having a mating end and a cable end, the mating end being configured to be mated with a header connector in a mating direction; and
a tab terminal held in the housing at the mating end, the tab terminal having a leading edge configured to be mated with a header terminal having opposing rows of plural points of contact of the header connector when the plug connector is mated to the header connector, the leading edge being tapered such that the tab terminal sequentially mates with the opposing rows of plural points of contacts of the header terminal along the leading edge during mating.

US Pat. No. 10,141,667

ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS FOR THE SAME

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An electrical plug connector comprising:at least one paddle card being in a plate shape having a first surface and a back to back second surface and comprising a plurality of first contact pads positioned on the first surface of the paddle card and a plurality of second contact pads positioned on the second surface; and
a plug housing comprising at least one opening configured to accommodate at least a portion of one paddle card therein;
wherein the plug housing comprises a top wall or/and a bottom wall having a mechanical engagement part configured to engage with an external electronic device so as to have the paddle card be in electrical connection with the external electronic device, and each paddle card is orthogonal to the top wall or/and the bottom wall.

US Pat. No. 10,141,665

MAGNETIC COUPLING SYSTEMS

1. A set of magnetic jumper cables, comprising:two lengths of elongate, insulated, electrically-isolated electric conductors; and
magnetic couplers configured in electrical connection with at least one end of each of the two lengths of elongate, insulated, electric conductors,
the magnetic couplers comprising:
insulative material, the insulative material defining indentations on indented sides of individual magnetic couplers, and
magnetic elements positioned within the insulative material such that the magnetic elements are in electrical connection with respective elongate, insulated, electrically-isolated electric conductors and the magnetic elements are exposed at the indentations.

US Pat. No. 10,141,664

DISTRIBUTION BLOCK AND DIN RAIL RELEASE MECHANISM

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. An electrical distribution block comprising:a base having a lower portion, an upper portion, a first side portion extending from the top portion, and a second side portion extending from the top portion opposite the first side portion, wherein the first side portion includes a first base mating feature and the second side portion includes a second base mating feature, and wherein the bottom portion includes a channel configured to receive a DIN rail;
a first sidewall removably connected to the first base mating feature;
a second sidewall removably connected to the second base mating feature; and
a conductor block connected to the upper portion of the base, wherein the conductor block includes a primary conductor receiving portion and a secondary conductor receiving portion.

US Pat. No. 10,141,660

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX AND CONNECTION TERMINAL COMPONENT

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. An electrical connection box comprising:a circuit portion that has a bus bar as a conduction path, an electronic component being mounted on the circuit portion;
a case in which the circuit portion is housed;
a bus bar terminal portion that is provided on the bus bar, a through-hole being formed in the bus bar terminal portion; an electrical wire terminal portion that is connected to an electrical wire, a through-hole being formed in the electrical wire terminal portion;
a bolt that has a shaft portion and a head portion having a seat surface concentric to the shaft portion; and
a nut that is fastened to the bolt so as to press the wire terminal portion against the bus bar terminal portion,
wherein the shaft portion of the bolt is inserted into the through-hole of the bus bar terminal portion and the through-hole of the electrical wire terminal portion, the bus bar terminal portion and the electrical wire terminal portion are overlaid on the seat surface of the bolt, and a groove portion is circumferential to the shaft portion of the bolt, the seat surface being concentric to the groove portion, and
the groove portion is recessed in a direction along an axial direction of the shaft portion and at a position where the seat surface and an outer circumferential surface of the shaft portion intersect so as to provide a planar surface engagement between the bus bar terminal portion and the wire terminal portion and facilitate an electrical connection.

US Pat. No. 10,141,654

TRACKING ANTENNA SYSTEM ADAPTABLE FOR USE IN DISCRETE RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUMS

Sea Tel, Inc., Concord, ...

1. A tracking antenna system comprising:a reflector configured to receive a plurality of radio waves that include first radio waves within a first range of radio frequencies and second radio waves within a second range of frequencies;
a pedestal that supports the reflector, wherein the pedestal includes one or more motion control units for rotating the reflector about at least one axis;
a damping assembly that is coupled to the pedestal, wherein the damping assembly damps vibrations of the pedestal;
a first feed that is coupled to the reflector, wherein the first feed is configured to receive the first radio waves and send them to a first RF module that is coupled to the reflector, wherein the first RF module is configured to convert the first radio waves to first electronic signals; and
a module mount that is coupled to the reflector and that is configured for interchangeable mounting of the first RF module and a second RF module, wherein the module mount includes a protrusion that extends from the reflector;
wherein the first RF module is removably coupled to the reflector by the module mount and supported by the protrusion of the module mount.

US Pat. No. 10,141,653

MILLIMETER WAVE SPATIAL CROSSBAR FOR A MILLIMETER-WAVE CONNECTED DATA CENTER

Maxlinear, Inc., Carlsba...

1. A method comprising:in a data center comprising a first server rack housing a first spatial crossbar, a second server rack housing a second spatial crossbar, performing by said first spatial crossbar:
transmitting data to said second spatial crossbar via a first millimeter wave beam between said first spatial crossbar and said second spatial crossbar, wherein:
said first millimeter wave beam emanates from said first spatial crossbar at a first angle and is redirected toward said second spatial crossbar by a reflective surface in said data center.

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. 10,141,648

HIGH FREQUENCY SIMULTANEOUS METRICS ANTENNA (HF-SIMANT)

The United States of Amer...

17. An antenna comprising:a loop made of conductive material;
two baluns connected to, and intersecting, opposing sides of the loop, wherein each balun has an output;
a 180° hybrid coupler having two input ports, a sum output port, and a delta output port, wherein the two input ports are connected to the outputs of the baluns;
a first low noise amplifier (LNA) connected to the sum output port;
a second LNA connected to the delta output port; and
first and second receivers connected to the first and second LNAs respectively,
wherein the antenna sets a system noise level below external high frequency noise by utilizing a computation for a system noise figure that ignores bias tees and transient protection devices, wherein the computation for the system noise figure (NF) is:

wherein i=? or ? corresponding to the noise figure of a dipole or loop mode, respectively, Ti is a system noise temperature, and T0 is a standard noise temperature.

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. 10,141,636

VOLUMETRIC SCAN AUTOMOTIVE RADAR WITH END-FIRE ANTENNA ON PARTIALLY LAMINATED MULTI-LAYER PCB

16. A vehicular radar system comprising:a first printed circuit board (PCB) having a chip connection end, a transmission end, a top, and a bottom;
a plurality of end-fire antennas positioned on the first PCB each having:
a ground structure positioned adjacent to the chip connection end of the first PCB on the bottom of the first PCB,
a chip connection lead positioned adjacent to the chip connection end of the first PCB and electrically coupled to the RFIC,
a balun positioned adjacent to the chip connection lead and configured to convert an unbalanced signal to a balanced signal or to convert a balanced signal to an unbalanced signal,
a wave section having a first wave section and a second wave section separated by a space and configured to transmit a wireless radar signal, and
a tapered section positioned between the balun and the wave section and tapered towards the balun from the wave section;
a second PCB coupled to the top or the bottom of the first PCB, having a greater rigidity than the first PCB, and positioned between the balun of each of the plurality of end-fire antennas and the chip connection end of the first PCB; and
a radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) coupled to the plurality of end-fire antennas and configured to control the plurality of end-fire antennas.

US Pat. No. 10,141,635

SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, AND METHODS TO OPTIMIZE ANTENNA PERFORMANCE

ANTWAVE TECHNOLOGY LIMITE...

1. A modified dipole antenna comprising:a first arm having a surface layer made of a metal and an inner layer made of a non-metal, wherein a feed of a radio frequency signal cable is attached to the surface layer of the first arm; and
a second arm having a surface layer made of a metal and an inner layer made of a non-metal, wherein the radio frequency signal cable is passed through the inner layer of the second arm and ground is attached to the surface layer of the second arm,
wherein length of the first arm is determined from a first dielectric constant of a first dielectric material and length of the second arm is determined from a second dielectric constant of a second dielectric material;
wherein the first arm and the second arm is bent in a spiral shape forming different radii of the first arm and the second arm and wherein the radii of the first arm and the second arm are dependent on resonance frequencies of the wireless transceiver.

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. 10,141,621

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. 10,141,611

INTERNAL SHORT DETECTION AND MITIGATION IN BATTERIES

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for identifying a material type of a dendrite causing an internal short within a battery, the method comprising:receiving, by a battery management system, an output from sensing circuitry within the battery indicative of a first voltage level;
detecting, by the battery management system, a change from the first voltage level to a second voltage level that is indicative of the internal short between an electrode and a sensing sheet;
determining by the battery management system, a resistance and a two-dimensional position of the internal short on the sensing sheet; and
identifying, by the battery management system, the material type of the dendrite causing the internal short based on the resistance of the internal short; and
treating, by the battery management system, the internal short based on the identification of the material type of the dendrite,
wherein treating the internal short based on the identification of the material type of the dendrite further includes activating, by the battery management system, a dendrite elimination protocol, wherein the dendrite elimination protocol includes providing a current through the internal short, and wherein the current is sufficient to raise a temperature of the dendrite above a melting point of the material type of the dendrite.

US Pat. No. 10,141,609

ELECTRODE COIL FOR A GALVANIC ELEMENT, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An electrode coil (2) for a galvanic element (1), the electrode coil comprising a first electrode (4), a second electrode (6), a separator (30) and a reference electrode (8), the first electrode (4) and the second electrode (6) being insulated from one another by the separator (30), and the reference electrode (8) being arranged between the first electrode (4) and the second electrode (6), characterized in that the reference electrode (8) includes a reference current collector (16), wherein the reference electrode (8) is adhesively bonded onto the second electrode (6) such that the reference current collector (16) projects past an edge of the second electrode (6), wherein the first electrode (4) includes a first current collector (12), wherein the first current collector (12) includes two regions that are separated by an open gap (18), and wherein the reference current collector (16) is disposed within the open gap (18).

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. 10,141,596

STACK ARRAY IN SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL POWER GENERATION SYSTEM

1. A stack array in a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) power generation system, the stack array comprising a supporting body (5) and a plurality of stack groups (2);wherein, the supporting body (5) has a layered structure comprising at least one layer of supporting unit (6);
each layer of the supporting units (6) supports at least one stack group (2);
each stack group (2) consists of a plurality of stacks (4), and each stack (4) is horizontally arranged; and
fasteners (7) are provided between the stacks (4) to enable the stack groups (2) and the supporting units (6) to form a pressurized fastening structure that is fastened and connected through a screw hole, and a reformer (3) is provided in the fasteners (7), and a gas pipe (8) between the reformer (3) and the stack (4) is provided in the fasteners (7).

US Pat. No. 10,141,585

MULTI-COMPONENT BIPOLAR PLATE FOR AN ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

Nuvera Fuels Cells, LLC, ...

1. A bipolar plate assembly, comprising:a first seal assembly including a first high pressure seal, a second high pressure seal, and an insert plate disposed between the first high pressure seal and the second high pressure seal;
the insert plate has a plurality of ridges formed on an upper surface and a lower surface of the insert plate configured to penetrate into the first high pressure seal and the second high pressure seal when the first high pressure seal and the second high pressure seal are pressed onto the insert plate, thereby forming the seal assembly; and
a frame and a base configured to be joined to form a bipolar plate and define a high pressure zone;
wherein the seal assembly when installed in the bipolar plate is configured to seal the portion of the high pressure zone defined by the bipolar plate.

US Pat. No. 10,141,571

NICKEL-COBALT COMPOSITE HYDROXIDE AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING SAME, CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO....

1. In combination, a nickel-cobalt composite hydroxide and a production device for producing the nickel-cobalt composite hydroxide, the combination comprising:the nickel-cobalt composite hydroxide comprising
a general formula: Ni1-x-yCoxMy(OH)2 (where, 0.05?x?0.50, 0?y?0.10, 0.05?x+y?0.50, and M is at least one kind of metal element selected from among Al, Mg, Mn, Ti, Fe, Cu, Zn and Ga,
an average particle size of within a range from 10 ?m to 30 ?m, and
(D50?D10)/D50?0.30, and (D90?D50)/D50?0.30 among D10, D50 and D90 of the nickel-cobalt composite hydroxide; and
the production device comprising
a reaction vessel;
a constant volume pump for continuously supplying an aqueous solution including nickel and cobalt, an aqueous solution including an ammonium ion donor, and a caustic alkali aqueous solution to the reaction vessel;
a constant volume pump for with an extraction nozzle for continuously extracting nickel-cobalt composite hydroxide generated by a reaction inside the reaction vessel from the reaction vessel by way of the extraction nozzle;
a separation apparatus separating the extracted nickel-cobalt composite hydroxide into a large particle size portion and a small particle size portion by classification; and
a reflux apparatus continuously returning the small particle size portion separated out to the reaction vessel.

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. 10,141,565

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING SURFACE-COATED POSITIVE ELECTRODE MATERIAL

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising a non-aqueous electrolyte solution and a positive electrode provided with a positive electrode mixture layer, whereinthe positive electrode mixture layer includes positive electrode active material particles,
a surface of each of the positive electrode active material particles is coated with a film formed of an inorganic solid electrolyte, and
a positive electrode active material of the positive electrode active material particles is a lithium-containing composite oxide having a spinel structure, is represented by the compositional formula: LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4, performs charge and discharge at an electric potential of 4.5 V or more with respect to the lithium metal, and contains at least one of Ti and Mg as a dopant.

US Pat. No. 10,141,563

NEGATIVE-ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, PRODUCTION PROCESS FOR THE SAME AND ELECTRIC STORAGE APPARATUS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

1. A production process for negative-electrode active material, the production process comprising the steps of:a reaction step of obtaining a lamellar polysilane by reacting a hydrogen chloride (HCl) aqueous solution with calcium disilicide;
an impurity removal step of turning the lamellar polysilane into an impurity-reduced lamellar polysilane by removing halogen elements from the lamellar polysilane; and
a calcination step of obtaining a nanometer-size silicon powder by heat treating the impurity-reduced lamellar polysilane at a temperature exceeding 100° C. under a nonoxidizing atmosphere,
wherein said impurity removal step is carried out by neutralizing a reaction solution including said lamellar polysilane with a base after said reaction step.

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. 10,141,531

HYBRID PLANAR-GRADED HETEROJUNCTION FOR ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAICS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. An organic photosensitive optoelectronic device comprising:two electrodes in superposed relation;
a mixed photoactive layer located between the two electrodes, wherein the mixed photoactive layer is a single layer having first and second boundary interfaces and comprises at least one donor material having a highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) energy and at least one acceptor material having a lowest unoccupied molecular orbital energy (LUMO), wherein a concentration of the at least one acceptor material in the mixed layer is at a maximum at the first boundary interface and decreases in the direction of the second boundary interface to form a concentration gradient of the at least one acceptor material within the mixed layer, and wherein a concentration of the at least one donor material in the mixed layer is at a maximum at the second boundary interface and decreases in the direction of the first boundary interface to form a concentration gradient of the at least one donor material within the mixed layer; and
a first photoactive layer adjacent to the mixed photoactive layer and interfacing with the first boundary interface, wherein the first photoactive layer comprises a material having a LUMO energy within 0.3 eV of the LUMO energy of the at least one acceptor material;
wherein the at least one donor material is present in a lesser amount than the at least one acceptor material at the second boundary interface.

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. 10,141,506

RESISTIVE SWITCHING CO-SPUTTERED PT—(NIO—AL2O3)—PT DEVICES

National University of Si...

1. A capacitor-like structure, comprising:a first electrode constructed of a first metal,
a co-sputtered transition metal oxide (TMO) layer on the first electrode, wherein the co-sputtered TMO layer is a nickel oxide (NiO)-aluminum oxide (Al2O3) layer having a composition of substantially 84% NiO and 16% Al2O3, wherein substantially refers to a percentage within ±10%;
a second electrode constructed of a second metal in contact with the co-sputtered TMO layer,
wherein the capacitor-like structure is resistively switchable due to formation and rupture of conducting nano-filaments (CFs) through the co-sputtered TMO layer in response to application of a voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode.

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. 10,141,492

ENERGY HARVESTING FOR WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY THROUGH A THIN FLEXIBLE THERMOELECTRIC DEVICE

NIMBUS MATERIALS INC., F...

1. A flexible thermoelectric device, comprising:a lower dielectric layer comprising flexible material to provide structure to the flexible thermoelectric device;
a lower conduction layer comprising a plurality of electrically conductive pads disposed directly on and across a surface of the lower dielectric layer, the plurality of electrically conductive pads comprising a plurality of N-designated conductive pads and a plurality of P-designated conductive pads, where the plurality of electrically conductive pads are arranged in pairs such that each pair comprises one N-designated conductive pad of the plurality of N-designated conductive pads and one P-designated conductive pad of the plurality of P-designated conductive pads that are adjacent to one another across the surface of the lower dielectric layer, where the N-designated conductive pad and the P-designated conductive pad in each pair are electrically coupled to one another through an electrically conductive lead extending between the N-designated conductive pad and the P-designated conductive pad adjacent to one another in the pair, the electrically conductive lead extending across the surface of the lower dielectric layer, being parallel to lengths of the N-designated conductive pad and the P-designated conductive pad in the pair, and being narrower in width compared to widths of the N-designated conductive pad and the P-designated conductive pad in the pair, where the widths of the N-designated conductive pad and the P-designated conductive pad are a dimension perpendicular to the length thereof;
a plurality of N-type thin film thermoelectric conduits, each N-type thin film thermoelectric conduit on top of a respective N-designated conductive pad of the plurality of N-designated conductive pads, each N-type thin film thermoelectric conduit having a top surface and a bottom surface, where the bottom surface directly contacts the respective N-designated conductive pad, and the top surface is opposite to the bottom surface;
a plurality of P-type thin film thermoelectric conduits, each P-type thin film thermoelectric conduit on top of a respective P-designated conductive pad of the plurality of P-designated conductive pads, each P-type thin film thermoelectric conduit having a top surface and a bottom surface, where the bottom surface directly contacts the respective P-designated conductive pad, and the top surface is opposite to the bottom surface;
an internal dielectric layer comprising a flexible dielectric material extending across the top surfaces of all the N-type thin film thermoelectric conduits and all the P-type thin film thermoelectric conduits, the internal dielectric layer being electrically insulating, and a surface of the internal dielectric layer being parallel to the top surfaces of each N-type thin film thermoelectric conduit and each P-type thin film thermoelectric conduit;
a thermal insulator to fill a space around each N-type thin film thermoelectric conduit and each P-type thin film thermoelectric conduit, the thermal insulator and the internal dielectric layer being laminated on top of the N-type thin film thermoelectric conduits and the P-type thin film thermoelectric conduits;
a plurality of contact holes extending through the internal dielectric layer and the thermal insulator such that each contact hole extends through a thickness of the internal dielectric layer directly into a thickness of the thermal insulator, and ends on the top surface of the respective N-type thin film thermoelectric conduit or the respective P-type thin film thermoelectric conduit;
a plurality of electrically conductive contacts, each electrically conductive contact fills a respective contact hole of the plurality of contact holes such that each electrically conductive contact extends perpendicularly through the respective contact hole from the top surface of the respective N-type thin film thermoelectric conduit or the respective P-type thin film thermoelectric conduit, through the thermal insulator, and through the thickness of the internal dielectric layer, where each electrically conductive contact includes an outward extension that emerges outward from the respective contact hole above the internal dielectric layer;
a plurality of another electrically conductive leads, each of which bridges between the outward extension of a first respective electrically conductive contact of the plurality of electrically conductive contacts outwardly extending from the N-type thin film thermoelectric conduit on the N-designated conductive pad of a first pair of the pairs and the outward extension of a second respective electrically conductive contact of the plurality of electrically conductive contacts outwardly extending from the P-type thin film thermoelectric conduit on the P-designated conductive pad in a second pair of the pairs, where the first pair and the second pair are adjacent to each other, such that all N-type and P-type thin film thermoelectric conduits of the flexible thermoelectric device are connected in series by the electrically conductive lead in each pair and the another electrically conductive leads, each another electrically conductive lead being disposed directly on the top surface of the internal dielectric layer between the outward extension of the first respective electrically conductive contact and the outward extension of the second respective electrically conductive contact; and
an upper dielectric layer comprising flexible material on top of the plurality of another electrically conductive leads to provide structure to the flexible thermoelectric device,
wherein each N-type thin film thermoelectric conduit and each P-type thin film thermoelectric conduit comprises thermoelectric material no thicker than 50 microns, and
wherein the flexible thermoelectric device is bendable to fit a shape of a target platform in which the flexible thermoelectric device is used to harvest thermal energy.

US Pat. No. 10,141,486

PROCESS METHOD USING ORGANIC SILICONE RESIN PHOTOCONVERTER TO BOND-PACKAGE LED BY TANDEM ROLLING

Jiangsu Cherrity Optronic...

1. A process method for bond-packaging an LED using an organic silicone resin photoconverter by tandem rolling, comprising the following continuous process flow: preparation of a semi-cured photoconversion sheet, pseudo-curing of the semi-cured photoconversion sheet, preparation of a flip chip LED array sheet, forming of LED package elements by dual-roller roll-bonding, curing of the LED package elements, and cutting of the LED package elements, wherein the process comprises the following basic steps:step 1: preparation of a semi-cured photoconversion sheet: obtaining the semi-cured photoconversion sheet formed of a first protective film, a semi-cured photoconversion film, and a second protective film, wherein the semi-cured photoconversion film comprises semi-cured organic silicone resin and a photoconversion material;
step 2: pseudo-curing of the semi-cured photoconversion sheet: in a vacuum condition, by means of low-temperature freezing, pseudo-curing the semi-cured photoconversion sheet obtained in step 1, to obtain a pseudo-cured photoconversion sheet;
step 3: preparation of a flip chip LED array sheet: obtaining the flip chip LED array sheet, flip chip LEDs in the flip chip LED array sheet being arranged on a carrier film in an array manner, wherein the flip chip LEDs being arranged in an array manner means arrangement in an array by using an individual flip chip LED as a unit or arrangement in an array by using a flip chip LED assembly as a unit, and the flip chip LED assembly is formed of two or more individual flip chip LEDs;
step 4: forming of LED package elements by dual-roller roll-bonding: in a vacuum condition, removing the second protective film of the pseudo-cured photoconversion sheet in step 2, to obtain the pseudo-cured photoconversion sheet containing no protective film on a single side, then enabling the pseudo-cured photoconversion sheet to turn from a pseudo-cured state to a semi-cured state by means of heating or/and illumination, and subsequently performing dual-roller roll-bonding on the semi-cured photoconversion sheet and the flip chip LED array sheet, such that the flip chip LEDs in the flip chip LED array are bonded to and inserted in the semi-cured photoconversion sheet, to obtain the LED package elements;
step 5: curing of the LED package elements: in a vacuum condition, curing the LED package elements by means or heat curing or/and photocuring, to obtain the cured LED package elements; and
step 6: cutting of the LED package elements: removing the first protective film of the cured LED package elements in step 5, and cutting the cured LED package elements, to obtain finished LED package elements having slits for splitting into single LED package elements.

US Pat. No. 10,141,479

LIGHT-EMITTING PACKAGE STRUCTURE PROVIDED WITH PREDETERMINED VIEW ANGLE

LITE-ON OPTO TECHNOLOGY (...

1. A light-emitting package structure, comprising:a carrier substrate having a circuit structure;
a thin film chip disposed on the carrier substrate and having an epitaxial structure and at least two electrodes disposed on a bottom surface of the epitaxial structure, the at least two electrodes contacting the circuit structure;
an underfill material disposed in a gap between the at least two electrodes of the thin film chip for supporting the thin film chip;
a wavelength converting layer at least covering the epitaxial structure of the thin film chip; and
a reflecting wall surrounding the wavelength converting layer and the thin film chip, wherein a reflectivity of the reflecting wall is larger than 70%, and a ratio between a total luminous intensity of light emitted by the light-emitting package structure in an illumination angle of ±40 degrees and a luminous intensity area within a view angle of light emitted by the light-emitting package structure is larger than 0.7.

US Pat. No. 10,141,478

STRUCTURE OF A REFLECTIVE ELECTRODE AND AN OHMIC LAYER OF A LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

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

1. A light emitting device comprising:a substrate;
a first conductive layer on the substrate;
a second conductive layer on the first conductive layer;
a metal layer on the second conductive layer;
a light emitting structure on the metal layer and the second conductive layer, the light emitting structure including a first semiconductor layer containing AlGaN, an active layer, and a second semiconductor layer containing AlGaN;
a first electrode on the light emitting structure; and
a passivation layer disposed on a side surface of the light emitting structure,
wherein a first region of the metal layer directly contacts with the light emitting structure, a second region of the second conductive layer directly contacts with the light emitting structure, and a third region of the first conductive layer directly contacts with the light emitting structure,
wherein the second region of the second conductive layer is disposed at a periphery of the first region of the metal layer,
wherein a portion of the passivation layer including a first roughness is disposed on a top surface of the light emitting structure,
wherein a first portion of the top surface of the light emitting structure includes a second roughness,
wherein the second region of the second conductive layer and the first portion of the top surface of the light emitting structure are vertically overlapped,
wherein a width of the second conductive layer is greater than a width of the metal layer, and
wherein a thickness from a top surface of the substrate to a bottom surface of the metal layer at a center portion of the metal layer is less than a thickness from the top surface of the substrate to the bottom surface of the metal layer at an edge portion of the metal layer.

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. 10,141,432

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. 10,141,426

VERTICAL TRANSISTOR DEVICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A vertical transistor device comprising:a semiconductor substrate including a substrate material;
a first semiconductor fin forming a vertical channel region comprising a semiconductor material arranged on the semiconductor substrate;
a first source/drain region comprising a first portion directly vertically beneath the semiconductor material of the first semiconductor fin and a second portion, the first portion comprising a doped portion of the semiconductor substrate arranged below and in contact with the second portion, the second portion comprising a doped epitaxially grown semiconductor material, the doped epitaxially grown semiconductor material being a dissimilar material from the substrate material, and the first source/drain region comprising a graduated doping concentration profile that extends from the doped epitaxially grown semiconductor material to the vertical channel region;
a first spacer layer arranged directly on the second portion of the first source/drain region;
a first gate stack arranged directly on the first spacer layer, the first gate stack comprising gate dielectric material, a work function metal, and a conductive metal; a sidewall of the first gate stack directly contacting a sidewall of the first semiconductor fin, and a top surface of the first semiconductor fin arranged above a top surface of the first gate stack; and
a second spacer layer arranged directly on the first gate stack and extending higher than the first semiconductor fin;
wherein the first gate stack of the vertical transistor device wraps around horizontal sides of the vertical channel region, and the conductive metal of the first gate stack is arranged in contact the second spacer layer.

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. 10,141,415

COMBINED GATE AND SOURCE TRENCH FORMATION AND RELATED STRUCTURE

Infineon Technologies Ame...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor device, said method comprising:forming a semiconductor substrate including a drain region, a drift region above said drain region, a base region above said drift region, and a source region above said base region, said drain region, said drift region and said source region having a first conductivity type and said base region having a second conductivity type opposite said first conductivity type;
forming a gate trench and a first portion of a source trench in said semiconductor substrate and both extending into said drift region to a same first depth in said semiconductor substrate, said first portion of said source trench being wider than said gate trench;
forming a gate electrode in said gate trench;
after forming said gate trench and said first portion of said source trench, forming a second portion of said source trench under said first portion and extending deeper into said drift region than said first portion, said second portion being narrower than said first portion and extending to a second depth in said semiconductor substrate greater than said first depth;
lining sidewalls of said first portion, sidewalls of said second portion and a bottom of said second portion with a dielectric material; and
forming a conductive filler in said source trench, said conductive filler insulated from the surrounding semiconductor substrate by said dielectric material.

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. 10,141,407

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. 10,141,387

DISPLAY DEVICE

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A display device, comprising: a substrate; a light emitting diode disposed above the substrate; a first transistor disposed above the substrate and comprising: a first semiconductor layer; a first top gate electrode disposed above the first semiconductor layer; a first bottom gate electrode disposed under the first semiconductor layer; a first source electrode electrically connected to the first semiconductor layer; and a first drain electrode electrically connected to the first semiconductor layer, wherein the first drain electrode is electrically connected to the light emitting diode; and a second transistor disposed above the substrate and comprising a second semiconductor layer; wherein one of the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer comprises a first silicon semiconductor layer, and the other comprises a first oxide semiconductor layer, wherein the second transistor further comprises a first gate electrode and a second gate electrode, the first gate electrode is disposed above the second semiconductor layer, and the second gate electrode is disposed under the second semiconductor layer, wherein the second transistor further comprises a second drain electrode electrically connected to the second semiconductor layer, and the second drain electrode is electrically connected to the first source electrode through a conductive line or by direct contact, wherein the second transistor further comprises a second source electrode electrically connected to the second semiconductor layer, and the second source electrode is electrically connected to the first drain electrode through a conductive line or by direct.

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. 10,141,079

TARGETRY COUPLED SEPARATIONS

TerraPower, LLC, Bellevu...

1. A method for manufacturing 99Mo radioisotope, the method comprising:providing a source containing a first mass of uranium particles, the uranium particles having an average particle size of from 10% to 200% of a recoil distance of 99Mo in the uranium particles;
enclosing the source in a neutronically-translucent container;
exposing the source to neutrons, thereby reducing the first mass of uranium particles in the source to a second mass of uranium particles less than the first mass and creating at least some atoms of the 99Mo radioisotope;
removing, after exposing the source to neutrons, at least some of the atoms of the 99Mo radioisotope from the source without removing uranium particles from the source;
wherein the removing operation further comprises:
passing an extraction material selected to dissolve the 99Mo radioisotope through the container, thereby contacting the uranium particles with the extraction material; and
wherein the extraction material is supercritical carbon dioxide containing a ligand that dissolves the 99Mo radioisotope and does not dissolve the uranium.

US Pat. No. 10,141,078

LIQUID FUEL NUCLEAR FISSION REACTOR FUEL PIN

TerraPower, LLC, Bellevu...

1. A nuclear fission fuel pin comprising:cladding defining an elongated enclosure, the enclosure having a fission region and a fertile blanket region;
a solution of a first fissile nuclear fission fuel material dissolved in neutronically translucent liquid carrier material, the solution being distributed into the elongated enclosure including into the fission region and into the fertile blanket region; and
a solid phase, undissolved fertile nuclear fission fuel material, in foam form, disposed in the fertile blanket region of the elongated enclosure and in direct physical contact with the solution in the elongated enclosure, the fertile nuclear fission fuel material being transmutable into a second fissile nuclear fission fuel material directly diffusible into the solution.

US Pat. No. 10,141,075

PREDICTING AND MITIGATING RISK OF ECTASIA AND OPTIMIZING THERAPEUTIC OUTCOMES

THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUN...

1. A system for evaluating an eye of a patient, comprising:a modeling component configured to determine a representation of at least the cornea of the eye from a three-dimensional structural image of the eye and at least one biomechanical property of the eye;
a feature extractor configured to extract a plurality of features from the model of at least the cornea of the eye;
a user interface configured to accept input from a clinician defining an objective function as a function of at least one parameter for the eye after the therapeutic procedure;
an ectasia evaluation component configured to calculate at least one parameter associated with the risk of ectasia in the eye from the extracted plurality of features and the objective function, the calculated at least one parameter including a variable in a therapeutic procedure representing a surgical parameter that can be varied by a clinician in the therapeutic procedure; and
a system output configured to provide the calculated at least one parameter to one of a treatment system and a user.

US Pat. No. 10,141,072

EFFICIENT ENCODER BASED ON MODIFIED RU ALGORITHM

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A memory system, comprising:a memory device; and
a controller coupled with the memory device, wherein the memory device includes a memory component, and the controller is configured to:
receive information data from the memory component;
perform a first stage of encoding using a sparse circulant calculation circuit to generate first stage data;
perform a second stage of encoding to generate first portion parity information and second portion parity information;
wherein the second portion parity information is generated based at least in part on the first portion parity information and the first stage data, and wherein the second portion parity information is generated by an XOR calculation of the first portion parity information and the first stage data;
output the second portion parity information; and
generate information including the second portion parity information, which contributes to improving the speed of the memory device.

US Pat. No. 10,141,071

PREDICTIVE COUNT FAIL BYTE (CFBYTE) FOR NON-VOLATILE MEMORY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:logic circuitry, coupled to non-volatile memory of a solid state drive (SSD), the logic circuitry to determine a number of memory cells of the non-volatile memory that are allowed to fail program verification in a current program loop,
wherein the logic circuitry is to determine the number of memory cells based at least on information from a previous program loop, wherein the information from the previous program loop includes a number of bytes below a program verify voltage for a level N of a multi-level programming of the non-volatile memory, wherein the previous program loop is to be executed prior to the current program loop, wherein the logic circuitry is to cause inhibition of one or more program verification pulses to be issued in the current program loop and any subsequent program loop based on a determination that the number of memory cells of the non-volatile memory has reached a threshold value, wherein the threshold value is lower than an Error Correction Code (ECC) limit of the non-volatile memory.

US Pat. No. 10,141,070

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A sense-amplifier test device comprising:a drive signal generator configured to generate a test voltage applying signal for supplying a ground voltage to a pull-up power-supply line of a sense-amplifier driver, based on a test mode signal; and
wherein the sense-amplifier driver is configured to supply the ground voltage to the pull-up power-supply line, based on the test voltage applying signal.

US Pat. No. 10,141,069

NEURAL NETWORK AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL ARRAY

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first circuit comprising a first transistor, a second transistor, and a capacitor;
a second circuit comprising a third transistor; and
first to sixth wirings,
wherein:
a gate of the first transistor is electrically connected to the first wiring,
a first terminal of the first transistor is electrically connected to the second wiring,
a second terminal of the first transistor is electrically connected to a gate of the second transistor,
a first terminal of the capacitor is electrically connected to the third wiring,
a second terminal of the capacitor is electrically connected to the gate of the second transistor,
a first terminal of the second transistor is electrically connected to the fourth wiring,
a gate of the third transistor is electrically connected to the third wiring,
a first terminal of the third transistor is electrically connected to the fifth wiring,
a second terminal of the second transistor is electrically connected to the sixth wiring, and
a second terminal of the third transistor is electrically connected to the sixth wiring.

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. 10,141,066

MEMORY DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A memory device, comprising:a memory block including a plurality of cell strings;
a peripheral circuit configured to set voltages for a program operation of selected memory cells in the cell strings, and program the selected memory cells by using the set voltages; and
a control circuit configured to control the peripheral circuit for programming the selected memory cells in response to a program command, and to increase a channel voltage of non-selected cell strings including non-selected memory cells while the selected memory cells are programmed.