US Pat. No. 10,111,586

FORWARD AND SIDE IMAGING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY PROBE

SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (Barbad...

1. A kit for adapting a side imaging Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) probe for both forward imaging and side imaging, the OCT probe comprising an optical fiber in optical communication with a wedge lens, the kit comprising:a cylindrical housing comprising: a longitudinal axis; an interior side; a distal end that is optically transparent; and a parabolic ring mirror located at the interior side, adjacent the distal end, and a widest radius of the parabolic ring mirror being disposed adjacent the distal end, wherein an interior surface of the parabolic ring mirror defines a volume of space within the cylindrical housing; the cylindrical housing configured to accept the OCT probe therein such that:
the optical fiber is located along the longitudinal axis of the cylindrical housing and disposed within the volume of space; and,
the wedge lens is located inside the cylindrical housing and disposed within the volume of space, adjacent the distal end; and,
at least one motor connectable to the optical fiber, the at least one motor configured to both:
rotate the optical fiber and the wedge lens about the longitudinal axis of the cylindrical housing and inside the volume of space; and,
linearly displace the optical fiber and the wedge lens along the longitudinal axis and inside the volume of space;
the parabolic ring mirror configured to, when the OCT probe is accepted in the volume of space: receive light from the wedge lens and reflect the light out of the distal end as the wedge lens moves linearly and rotationally.

US Pat. No. 10,111,434

BINARY FUNGICIDAL MIXTURES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG, Mo...

1. A composition comprising(1) at least one compound of the formula (I)

wherein
R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group and
R2 represents a methyl group, a difluoromethyl group or a trifluoromethyl group; and
(2) at least one fungicide selected from (1.29) benzovindiflupyr,
(2.6) 3-(4,4-difluoro-3,3-dimethyl-3,4-dihydroisoquinolin-1-yl)quinolone according to formula (II-6)
and(2.7) 2-{2-[(2,5-dimethylphenoxy)methyl]phenyl}-2-methoxy-N-methylacetamide.
US Pat. No. 10,113,174

TOBACCO HAVING ALTERED LEAF PROPERTIES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A variety of Nicotiana tabacum, the variety comprising plants having a mutation in an endogenous nucleic acid, the wild type endogenous nucleic acid encoding the PR50 sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:2, wherein plants having the mutation exhibit a reduced amount of nicotine relative to corresponding plants lacking the mutation, wherein leaf from plants having the mutation exhibit equal or better quality than leaf from corresponding plants lacking the mutation.
US Pat. No. 10,111,900

?-GLUCAN METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS THAT AFFECT THE TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT

BIOTHERA, INC., Eagan, M...

1. A method of treating a subject having cancer, the method comprising administering soluble ?(1,6)-[poly-(1,3)-D-glucopyranosyl]-poly-?(1,3)-D-glucopyranose and an anti-PD-1 antibody.
US Pat. No. 10,111,901

BETA-GLUCAN IN COMBINATION WITH ANTI-CANCER AGENTS AFFECTING THE TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT

BIOTHERA, INC., Eagan, M...

1. A method of treating a subject having cancer, the method comprising administering soluble ?(1,6)-[poly-(1,3)-D-glucopyranosyl]-poly-?(1,3)-D-glucopyranose and an anti-PD-L1 antibody, wherein the anti-PD-L1 antibody is a non-complement-activating antibody.
US Pat. No. 10,111,941

METHOD FOR TREATING STAGE IV MELANOMA

1. A method of treating Stage IV melanoma in a subject, the method includingadministering to the subject a composition lacking an adjuvant or carrier, the composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of an allogeneic melanoma cell lysate and/or immunotherapeutic extract thereof, wherein the composition is administered in the absence of an adjuvant or carrier.
US Pat. No. 10,111,687

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CONDUIT OCCLUSION

FEMASYS, INC., Suwanee, ...

1. A method for occluding at least one fallopian tube in a mammal, comprising,a) positioning at a uterine fundus of a mammal a closed tip of an introducer shaft of a delivery device of a delivery system that delivers an effective amount of an occlusive material composition, the delivery system comprising the delivery device comprising a handle, the introducer shaft having a proximal end operatively connected to the handle and the opposed closed tip, the introducer shaft defining a catheter channel along the interior length of the introducer shaft and defining at least one catheter channel opening spaced proximally from the closed tip of the introducer shaft, wherein the catheter channel is configured for providing at least one catheter; at least one catheter having a delivery end and an end structure, wherein the at least one catheter is configured to be received therein the catheter channel of the introducer shaft; and elements for providing an occlusive material composition into and through the catheter;
wherein the closed tip of the introducer shaft is positioned at the uterine fundus by inserting the introducer shaft therethrough a cervix of the mammal until the closed tip contacts a uterine fundus of the mammal, and the at least one catheter channel opening is directed toward a uterine cornua of the mammal;
b) moving the at least one catheter therethrough the catheter channel until the delivery end of the at least one catheter exits the at least one catheter channel opening and the delivery end of the catheter is located within the uterine cornua and the end structure is at or near a tubal ostium, wherein the end structure maintains the delivery end in the uterine cornua and aids in localized delivery of the occlusive material composition; and
c) delivering an effective amount of an occlusive material composition through and out the delivery end of the catheter so that a fallopian tube is occluded, wherein the occlusive material composition comprises a material that polymerizes after delivery of the occlusive material composition.
US Pat. No. 10,113,005

METHOD FOR PRODUCING DEWATERED MICROFIBRILLATED CELLULOSE

Kemira Oyj, Helsinki (FI...

1. A method for producing dewatered microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) comprising:i) providing an aqueous MFC slurry,
ii) optionally dewatering said MFC slurry by mechanical means to provide a partly dewatered MFC slurry, and
iii) subjecting the MFC slurry or the partly dewatered MFC slurry to one or more drying operations by contacting the MFC slurry or the partly dewatered MFC slurry with one or more absorbing materials comprising superabsorbent polymer to produce dewatered MFC,wherein the one or more drying operations is done at ambient temperature and pressure and wherein the one or more drying operations prevents agglomeration of the MFC to obtain the dewatered MFC which is redispersible.

US Pat. No. 10,117,250

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SETTING METHOD, BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION, AND PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A User Equipment (UE) comprising:a receiver configured to receive, from a base station, downlink control information comprising uplink resource allocation information, wherein the downlink control information indicates a frequency block count;
a transmitter configured to transmit, to the base station, one of:
(1) a first reference signal generated using a first reference signal sequence having a first sequence length corresponding to a first transmit bandwidth allocated by the uplink resource allocation information, wherein the first transmit bandwidth comprises a set of one or more consecutive resource blocks, if the frequency block count is one, and
(2) a second reference signal generated using a second reference signal sequence having a second sequence length corresponding to a second transmit bandwidth allocated by the uplink resource allocation information, wherein the second transmit bandwidth comprises two sets of one or more resource blocks, wherein each of the two sets of one or more resource blocks comprises one or more consecutive resource blocks, wherein the two sets of one or more resource blocks are separated in frequency, if the frequency block count is more than one.

US Pat. No. 10,117,225

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USER EQUIPMENT RECEIVING MBMS SERVICE PROCESSING SEMI-PERMANENT SCHEDULING FROM MBSFN SUBFRAME IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:receiving configuration information for a multimedia broadcast/multicast service frequency network (MBSFN) subframe;
receiving a downlink assignment to receive a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) for a first transmission time interval (TTI); and
when the terminal is configured with a transmission mode 9 and a subframe corresponding to a second TTI is the MBSFN subframe based on the configuration information:
receiving a physical multicast channel (PMCH) in the subframe if the second TTI is different from the first TTI, and
receiving the PDSCH in the subframe based on the downlink assignment if the second TTI corresponds to the first TTI.

US Pat. No. 10,117,194

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER HEADROOM REPORTING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORAT...

1. A method for power headroom reporting, the method comprising:configuring a UE (User Equipment) with at least a first cell and a second cell; and
reporting, by the UE, a PHR (Power Headroom Report) on the first cell in a subframe,
wherein the PHR contains a power headroom value of the second cell, and the derivation of the power headroom value of the second cell does not include bandwidth of PUSCH resource assignment if there is PUSCH transmission in the second cell in the subframe; and
the derivation of the power headroom value of the second cell does not include bandwidth of PUSCH resource assignment if there is no PUSCH transmission in the second cell in the subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,117,131

METHOD FOR CANCELLING A DATA TRANSMISSION OF A NEIGHBORING CELL

HFI Innovation Inc., Hsi...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining configuration information of a data transmission by a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication network, wherein the data transmission is transmitted from a neighboring cell to the UE via an interference channel, wherein the configuration information includes a specific transmission mode or a subset of transmission modes used by the neighboring cell for the data transmission;
receiving radio signals on a set of resource elements (REs);
estimating the interference channel corresponding to the data transmission from the neighboring cell based on the received radio signals on the set of resource elements; and
cancelling/suppressing the data transmission from the neighboring cell based on the estimated interference channel.

US Pat. No. 10,117,113

BEAMFORMING APPARATUSES, METHODS AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR A BASE STATION TRANSCEIVER AND A MOBILE TRANSCEIVER

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus operable in a base station transceiver of a mobile communication system, the apparatus comprising:a transceiver module comprising interfaces to a plurality of antennas and operable to:
subdivide the plurality of antennas in a plurality of subgroups using the interfaces, and
form a first beam pattern using one or more antennas of a subgroup,
wherein the transceiver module is operable to use analog beamforming to form the first beam pattern; and
a control module operable to:
transmit a synchronization signal using the transceiver module and the first beam pattern,
receive a random access preamble signal from a mobile transceiver using the first beam pattern,
transmit a random access response to the mobile transceiver using the first beam pattern,
receive a pilot signal as a response signal after transmission of the synchronization signal from the mobile transceiver using the transceiver module,
determine a second beam pattern based on the response signal from the mobile transceiver, the second beam pattern having a higher antenna gain than the first beam pattern, and
transmit a subsequent signal to the mobile transceiver using the second beam pattern and the transceiver module;
wherein the base station transceiver scans for the random access preamble in parallel in each subsector, and if the random access preamble is detected on one or more of the multiple subsectors, then the base station transceiver selects the subsector with the strongest random access preamble-signal and transmits the random access response in this subsector.

US Pat. No. 10,117,111

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING A LAND MOBILE RADIO SYSTEM

E.F. JOHNSON COMPANY, Ir...

1. A method for simulating a land mobile radio system having a plurality of radio sites, the method comprising:simulating, by a first server, one or more land mobile radio sites;
simulating, by a second server, one or more simulated subscriber units in communication with at least one of the one or more simulated land mobile radio sites and one or more non-simulated land mobile radio site of the land mobile radio system; and
wherein the first server and the second server are connected to an IP network comprising an IP-based interface between the first server and the second server configured to communicate data packets between the first server and the second server that simulate radio signals among at least two of: the one or more simulated land mobile radio site, the one or more non-simulated land mobile radio site, the one or more simulated subscriber unit, and a one or more non-simulated subscriber unit;
wherein each simulated land mobile radio site comprises:
an application layer comprising one or more simulated land mobile radio site applications, each simulated land mobile radio site application having and uniquely addressed by at least one unique simulated land mobile radio site application IP address on the IP network, such that a plurality of unique simulated land mobile radio site application IP addresses are associated with the first server to address the one or more simulated land mobile radio site applications;
wherein the one or more simulated land mobile radio site applications comprises at least a control channel application addressed by the unique simulated land mobile radio site application IP address comprising a unique land mobile radio site control channel application IP address and the land mobile radio site controller application addressed by the unique simulated land mobile radio site application IP address comprising a unique land mobile radio site controller application IP address,
wherein the application layer communicates data packets simulating radio signals from the one or more simulated land mobile radio site applications to at least one of: the one or more non-simulated land mobile radio site, the one or more simulated land mobile radio site, the one or more non-simulated subscriber unit, and the one or more simulated subscriber unit,
wherein the one or more non-simulated land mobile radio site is in communication with at least one non-simulated subscriber unit by the radio signals different than the data packets;
wherein the first server and the second server simulate additional communication over the radio signals by generating and communicating data packets over the IP network between at least two of: the first server, the second server, at least one of the one or more non-simulated land mobile radio site, at least one of the one or more simulated land mobile radio site, at least one of the one or more non-simulated subscriber unit, and at least one of the one or more simulated subscriber unit, wherein the data packets simulate the radio signals, and
wherein the first server and the second server simulate a radio call wherein the control channel application is in communication with a first of the one or more simulated subscriber units initiating the call, the communication comprising providing both the unique land mobile radio site control channel IP address and the unique land mobile radio site controller application IP address to the first of the one or more simulated subscriber units initiating the call via the IP network,
wherein the first of the one or more simulated subscriber units provides call data to both the unique land mobile radio site control channel IP address and the unique land mobile radio site controller application IP address,
wherein the land mobile radio site controller application transmits at least a portion of the call data to further land mobile radio site controller applications of further simulated land mobile radio site having a same talkgroup IP as the first of the one or more simulated subscriber units for retransmission to further simulated subscriber units.

US Pat. No. 10,117,104

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COOPERATIVE TRANSMISSION OF BASE STATIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a first base station for performing cooperative resource allocation with at least one second base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a first reference signal generated based on a first digital bit sequence to a mobile station;
receiving first channel quality information determined based on a signal to interference and noise ratio (SINR) of the first reference signal from the mobile station for a resource allocation;
transmitting, to the second base station, a resource allocation request message, wherein the resource allocation request message includes information on a specific data to be transmitted to the mobile station when the second base station retains the specific data;
receiving, from the second base station, a resource allocation response message including one of accept and reject indications to the resource allocation request message;
transmitting a resource allocation information generated based on the first channel quality information to the mobile station; and
transmitting a first packet, derived from data to be transmitted to the mobile station, to the mobile station in cooperation with the second base station based on the resource allocation information,
wherein second channel quality information, determined based on a SINR of a second reference signal generated based on a second digital bit sequence and transmitted from the second base station to the mobile station, is transmitted from the mobile station to the second base station for the resource allocation,
wherein the first digital bit sequence is specific to the first base station and the second digital bit sequence is specific to the second base station,
wherein the first packet is transmitted from the first base station to the mobile station based on the first channel quality information,
wherein a second packet, different from the first packet, derived from the data, is transmitted from the second base station to the mobile station based on the second channel quality information and the information on the specific data, and
wherein the first packet and the second packet is combined into data by the mobile station.

US Pat. No. 10,116,914

STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY

3DI LLC, Burke, VA (US)

1. An auto-stereoscopic image display device comprising:at least one sensor to track positions of eyes, based on facial recognition, in relation to the stereoscopic device;
a processor configured to map coordinates of a three-dimensional (3D) virtual object generated by the stereoscopic display device, wherein the 3D virtual object has a location in the physical space in front of and relative to the display device;
an image display panel configured to
display separate pairs of first and second stereoscopic images of the 3D virtual object displayed to the eyes for each viewer of the stereoscopic display device so that the 3D virtual object is seen by each viewer in the same physical location, wherein the first and the second stereoscopic images for each viewer are based upon viewpoint perspectives of an angle and distance of the perspective location of the eyes of each viewer as detected by the at least one sensor,
adjust at least two layers of blocking electronically configurable liquid crystal material in a repeating pattern of closed geometric shapes to block light along at least two axes, wherein each of the first and the second stereoscopic images for each viewer are directed to the left and right eyes of each viewer by passing through the layers of blocking electronically configurable liquid crystal material such that a different repeating pattern of closed geometric shapes for layers of material is configured for each individual user independent of a tilt angle of said user's head, and
block light from the first and the second stereoscopic images so it may not be seen outside of the corresponding viewpoint in both an X and an Y axis, wherein an Z axis is perpendicular to the stereoscopic display device,
so that another viewer does not see the pairs of the first and the second stereoscopic images of the 3D virtual object when the another viewer is located above, below, left, or right of the corresponding viewpoint,
wherein the 3D virtual object is viewable by a plurality of viewers, as shown by the separate first and the second stereoscopic images received at individual viewer as configured by the at least two layers of blocking electronically configurable liquid crystal material arranged in repeating patterns of closed geometric shapes,
wherein a hand, a finger, or a pointer interacts of the 3D virtual object when detected near the physical location of the 3D virtual object as shown by the first and the second stereoscopic images for each viewer such that the first and the second stereoscopic images are updated for each viewer based on the interaction with the 3D virtual object and the angle and distance of the perspective locations of the eyes of the respective viewer.

US Pat. No. 10,116,888

EFFICIENT METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE ACQUISITION OF SCENE IMAGERY AND IRIS IMAGERY USING A SINGLE SENSOR

Eyelock LLC, New York, N...

1. A method of processing images acquired using a single image sensor, comprising:acquiring, by an image sensor, a first image of an object at a predetermined distance with respect to the image sensor, the first image including a time-invariant signal component corresponding to the object, and a random time-varying signal component introduced by one or more noise sources; and
processing the first image according to a selection from a first mode and a second mode, comprising:
if the first mode is selected, acquiring the first image using a first portion of the image sensor, and processing the first image acquired via the first portion by retaining signals from the time-invariant and time-varying signal components with spatial frequencies at and below a threshold spatial frequency predetermined for iris recognition, wherein the object comprises an iris; and
if the second mode is selected, acquiring the first image using a second portion of the image sensor, and processing the first image acquired via the second portion by reducing at least a portion of the signals from the time-invariant and time-varying signal components with spatial frequencies at or below the threshold spatial frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,116,847

IMAGING UNIT AND IMAGING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:a main body,
a first camera fixedly arranged on the main body;
an opening-closing unit provided rotatably with respect to the main body via a first hinge unit;
a second camera mounted on the opposite side of the opening-closing unit from the first hinge unit; and
a second hinge unit for rotatably supporting the imaging direction of the second camera, wherein
a body surface of the second camera is uneven, and
the rotation direction of the first hinge unit and the rotation direction of the second hinge unit are the same rotation direction at the time of starting shooting with the second camera.

US Pat. No. 10,116,776

MODULAR DIGITAL CAMERA AND CELLULAR PHONE

RED.COM, LLC, Irvine, CA...

1. A modular cellular phone with multiple cameras, comprising:a phone module comprising:
a phone module housing having first and second substantially planar sides spaced by a thickness of the phone module housing;
a battery within the phone module housing;
phone electronics configured to provide wireless voice and data communication functionality;
a first camera comprising a first image sensor;
one or more memory devices configured to store digital image data derived from light incident on the first image sensor;
a phone module electrical interface having a first plurality of electrical connectors electrically connected to the phone electronics and positioned on the first side of the phone module housing; and
a touch screen display on the second side of the phone module housing;
a camera module attachable to the phone module, comprising:
a camera module housing having a first side and a second side, the first side of the camera module housing having an aperture through which light enters the camera module housing, the second side being substantially planar;
a second camera comprising:
a lens mount on the first side of the camera module housing and comprising a lock ring defining an opening, the opening dimensioned to receive a lens, the lock ring rotatable to lock the lens in place within the lens mount over the aperture; and
a second image sensor configured to digitize light incident on the second image sensor after the light passes through the lens and the aperture;
a camera module electrical interface comprising a second plurality of electrical connectors positioned on the second side of the camera module housing; and
magnets configured to provide for magnetic attachment of the phone module to the camera module, mating the first side of the phone module housing with the second side of the camera module housing;
wherein video data acquired with the camera module is transmitted to the phone module across a system bus formed by the electrical connections between the phone electrical connector and the camera electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 10,116,726

METHODS FOR BUNDLING IMAGES AND DEVICES THEREOF

USABLENET INC., New York...

1. A method for bundling images, the method comprising:obtaining, by a web server, a web page requested by a client device, the web page comprising a plurality of image elements;
determining, by the web server, when at least a first image element and a second image element of the plurality of image elements each include a HyperText Markup Language (HTML) source attribute value, wherein each of the HTML source attribute values identify an image directory and an image file name; and
when the determination indicates that at least the first image element and the second image element of the plurality of image elements each include the HTML source attribute value:
inserting, by the web server, and prior to sending the requested web page to the client device, a first data attribute bundle into the first image element and a second data attribute bundle into the second image element, wherein the first data attribute bundle comprises the image directory and the image file name of the HTML source attribute value associated with the first image element and the second data attribute bundle comprises the image directory and the image file name of the HTML source attribute value associated with the second image element;
replacing, by the web server, at least each of the HTML source attribute values of the first image element and the second image element of the plurality of image elements with a default data uniform resource indicator (URI) of a spacer graphic interchange format (GIF) transparent image, wherein the default data URI of the spacer GIF transparent image does not enable rendering of any of one or more images identified by the image directory and image file name associated with each of the HTML source attribute values;
inserting, by the web server, a reference to a JavaScript executable file into the requested web page, sending the requested web page to the client device, and receiving a request from the client device for the executable file; and
sending, by the web server, the JavaScript executable file to the client device in response to the request, the JavaScript executable file configured when executed to replace each of the HTML source attribute values associated with the first image element and the second image element of the plurality of image elements with a data URI with a base 64 encoding of a corresponding one of the images identified by the image directory and image file name in the respective first data attribute bundle and the second data attribute bundle.

US Pat. No. 10,116,691

VOIP DENIAL-OF-SERVICE PROTECTION MECHANISMS FROM ATTACK

KODIAK NETWORKS, INC., P...

1. A system for providing communications services in a communications network comprising:servers providing the communications services to mobile units in the communications network, the communications services including an instant two-way half-duplex voice call within a group of the mobile units comprising a Push-to-Talk-over-Cellular (PoC) call session;
wherein at least one of the servers interfaces to an Internet Protocol (IP) network to perform the communications services for the mobile units in the IP network and is configured to:
set up a pre-established session with a mobile unit of the mobile units by reserving a media port for receiving media traffic for the PoC call session from the mobile unit, the pre-established session being established for a media path between the mobile unit and the at least one of the servers prior to setup of a call for the PoC session;
authorize the mobile unit to temporarily communicate authentication messages with the at least one of the servers over the reserved media port in response to setting up the pre-established session, wherein the at least one of the servers is further configured to compare an incoming message to a black-list that identifies known bad addresses:
authenticate with the mobile unit in response to receiving the authentication messages from the mobile unit;
add the mobile unit to a white list in response to authenticating with the mobile unit; and
after adding the mobile unit to the white list, receiving the media traffic from the mobile unit over the reserved media port when the mobile unit is participating in the call for the PoC call session;
wherein the at least one of the servers responsible for handing the media traffic transmitted by the mobile unit reserves the reserved media port for the media traffic and authorizes the media traffic to flow through the reserved media port for a configured duration;
before the configured duration elapses, the at least one of the servers receives authentication credentials from the mobile unit via the reserved media port;
upon successful authentication of the mobile unit the IP address of the mobile unit is associated with the reserved media port, so that only the mobile unit is authorized to transmit media traffic to the at least one of the servers through the reserved media port; and
the IP address of the mobile unit is dis-associated with the reserved media port when a dialog between the at least one of the servers and the mobile unit is terminated by the at least one of the servers or the mobile unit.

US Pat. No. 10,116,596

PERSONALIZING DATA SYSTEM COMPONENTS AND DATA SOURCES AS CHATBOTS IN A GROUP CHAT SESSION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product, the computer program product comprising a computer readable storage medium having program code embodied therewith, the program code executable by at least one processor to perform:providing, by the at least one processor, a social media gateway interface with a chat adapter for a chat application, wherein the chat adapter comprises (1) an Extract Transform and Load (ETL) job chatbot for accessing a data system and (2) message mapping definitions, wherein the data system comprises an ETL server;
receiving, by the at least one processor, from a group chat server, a request to start a chat session;
creating, by the at least one processor, a chat session between a mobile chat participant using the chat application and the ETL job chatbot; and
in response to receiving a chat message from the mobile chat participant,
converting, by the at least one processor, the chat message to a method invocation for the chatbot using the message mapping definitions;
executing, by the at least one processor, a request of the converted chat message with the chatbot to generate a response chat message by:
selecting an interface of a plurality of interfaces of the data system based on the converted chat message, wherein the plurality of interfaces comprise a first interface to import an ETL job and a second interface to design and monitor the ETL job;
calling, by the at least one processor, the selected interface to obtain the response; and
returning, by the at least one processor, the response chat message.

US Pat. No. 10,116,541

TCP CONNECTIONS RESILIENCY SYSTEM FOR TESTING NETWORKS IN UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENTS

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A system for testing a network device under test (DUT), the system comprising:a network equipment test device including at least one processor;
a client and a server implemented by the network equipment test device and configured to establish a transmission control protocol (TCP) connection between the client and the server and through the network DUT, wherein the client and the server are implemented on one or more processors;
a test controller implemented by the network equipment test device and configured to execute a test script to test the network DUT by exchanging a sequence of data packages over the TCP connection between the client and the server; and
a resiliency system including a client side portion and a server side portion implemented by the network equipment test device and configured to store, for each data package exchanged between the client and the server over the TCP connection, a client sequence identifier for the data package and a server sequence identifier for the data package, and, in response to detecting an error on the TCP connection, synchronizing the client and the server to a last data package exchanged prior to the error using the client sequence identifiers and the server sequence identifiers and resuming the test script at a next data package after the last data package exchanged prior to the error in the sequence of data packages;
wherein the resiliency system is configured to store a unique receive sequence number (RSN) for each of a plurality of received data packages and a unique send sequence number (SSN) for each of a plurality of sent data packages, and wherein synchronizing the client and the server comprises exchanging at least a first RSN from the client to the server and a second RSN from the server to the client.

US Pat. No. 10,116,535

MONITORING INTERNET USAGE ON HOME NETWORKS OF PANELIST USERS USING A MEASUREMENT DEVICE

comScore, Inc., Westlake...

1. A computer-implemented method executed by one or more processors, the method comprising:identifying a home network including one or more devices and a gateway configured to receive network traffic from the devices and send the received network traffic to an external network;
configuring the home network to send network traffic from the devices to a measurement device connected to the gateway;
after configuring the home network, monitoring, at the measurement device, network traffic received from the devices on the home network;
evaluating, at the measurement device, one or more characteristics of the home network, wherein the one or more characteristics comprise at least one of: a quantity of devices; types of devices; types of network traffic sent by devices; usage patterns of devices; a quantity of devices with public IP addresses; an Internet Service Provider; and subnet masks of devices;
determining, based on the one or more characteristics of the home network, a network fingerprint of the home network;
comparing, at the measurement device, the network fingerprint to stored network fingerprints to aid in determining the type of the home network that the home network comprises; and
determining, based on the comparing, a type of the home network.

US Pat. No. 10,116,454

AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM AND AUTHENTICATION METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An authentication method in an authentication system including a server, a device, and a first controller that controls the device, the authentication method comprising:storing, at the device, a first certificate revocation list and device history information, the first certificate revocation list having first age-identifying information;
storing, at the server, a second certificate revocation list, the second certificate revocation list having second age-identifying information;
transmitting, from the device to the first controller, device history information with the first age-identifying information of the first certificate revocation list;
transmitting, from the first controller to the server, the device history information with the first age-identifying information of the first certificate revocation list and added authentication information;
comparing, at the server, the first age-identifying information of the first certificate revocation list to the second age-identifying information of the second certificate revocation list;
if the first age-identifying information is indicated to be older than the second age-identifying information, judging that the first controller is unauthorized; and
if the first age-identifying information is indicated to be same as or younger than the second age-identifying information, judging that the first controller is authorized and judging that the first controller is set to receive an updated certificate revocation list from the server,
wherein, when the first controller is judged to be unauthorized, the server no longer transmits the updated certificate revocation list to the first controller.

US Pat. No. 10,116,365

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A wireless communication apparatus which participates in wireless communication involving an antenna array, comprising:processing circuitry configured to
receive, from a target communication apparatus for the wireless communication apparatus, a signal including antenna array geometry information of the target communication apparatus and receive a training sequence signal;
determine geometry configuration of the antenna array of the target communication apparatus based on the signal;
estimate channel characteristic of a channel from the target communication apparatus to the wireless communication apparatus based on the training sequence signal; and
determine, based on the geometry configuration of the antenna array of the target communication apparatus and channel estimation result, channel feedback information indicating the channel characteristic of the channel from the target communication apparatus to the wireless communication apparatus,
wherein the antenna array geometry information indicates at least one of positional relationship among antenna elements in the antenna array, spacing between the antenna elements, and antenna polarization direction.

US Pat. No. 10,116,362

PARAMETRIC GENERATING METHOD FOR ZCZ SEQUENCE SET

ZTE Wavetone Science and ...

1. A parametric generating method for a ZCZ sequence set, comprising the following steps:(1) determining a zero correlation zone (ZCZ) sequence set to be generated, wherein the ZCZ sequence set to be generated is determined as Z(N, Q, Z), N represents a length of the ZCZ sequence, Q represents a number of the ZCZ sequences, Z represents a length of a zero correlation zone, and they meet the following relation:
N=QKL  (formula 1)
wherein K?2 represents a number of iterations, and L represents an initial sequence length;
(2) determining a limited symbol set according to the types of symbols contained in the ZCZ sequence;
(3) determining an initial non-periodic orthogonal complementary sequence set according to the ZCZ sequence set to be generated and the limited symbol set;
(4) constructing a discrete Fourier transformation (DFT) matrix by using elements in the limited symbol set based on the size of the ZCZ sequence set;
(5) constructing a unitary matrix by using the elements in the limited symbol set based on the size of the ZCZ sequence set and the number of iterations;
(6) constructing a coefficient matrix composed of any elements in the limited symbol set based on the number of the ZCZ sequence sets and the number of iterations; and
(7) using the columns of the coefficient matrix respectively as the coefficients of each sequence in the ZCZ sequence set, finally generating different ZCZ sequence sets by using a method of zero filling the tails of weighted coefficients in two iterative combination modes.

US Pat. No. 10,116,355

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS, POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A power supply apparatus which can supply power to a power receiving apparatus in a non-contact manner, the power supply apparatus comprising:a power supply unit configured to output power to the power receiving apparatus in a non-contact manner;
a first communication unit configured to communicate with the power receiving apparatus through a first communication scheme;
a second communication unit configured to communicate with the power receiving apparatus through a second communication scheme, wherein a range in which the second communication unit can communicate is broader than a range in which the first communication unit can communicate; and
a control unit configured to transmit a request signal requesting first device information to the power receiving apparatus using the first communication unit, and output first power from the power supply unit after a response signal responding to the request signal is received from the power receiving apparatus;
wherein the control unit receives second device information from the, power receiving apparatus using the second communication unit and compares the second device information and the first device information,
wherein, in a case where both of the second device information and the first device information indicate the same power receiving apparatus, the control unit controls the power supply unit to output second power and continue communication with the power receiving apparatus via the second communication unit,
wherein, in a case where both of the second device information and the first device information do not indicate the same power receiving apparatus, the control unit controls the power supply unit to stop communication with the power receiving apparatus via the second communication unit.

US Pat. No. 10,116,332

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING CIRCULAR BUFFER INCLUDING OUTER CODE PARITY AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for configuring a circular buffer in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:generating a code block comprising a payload, a first outer code parity, and a second outer code parity from an input signal based on an outer code in a higher layer;
generating a codeword from the code block based on an inner code in a physical layer; and
configuring a circular buffer comprising the codeword and one or more second outer code parities,
wherein the first outer code parity is generated based on a first portion of the payload,
wherein the one or more second outer code parities, to which an encoding is not applied in the physical layer, are generated based on a second portion of the payload,
wherein at least a part of the second portion is different from the first portion,
wherein the codeword comprises the payload, the first outer code parity, and an inner code parity generated from at least a part of the code block based on the inner code, and
wherein a number of the one or more second outer code parities in the circular buffer is determined according to a maximum size of the codeword or an amount of resources for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,116,296

SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. An electronic device comprising:a power semiconductor device;
a first semiconductor integrated circuit device driving the power semiconductor device; and
a second semiconductor integrated circuit device controlling the first semiconductor integrated circuit device,
wherein the power semiconductor device comprises:
a terminal outputting drive current; and
a terminal outputting sense current,
wherein the first semiconductor integrated circuit device comprises:
a drive circuit driving the power semiconductor device;
an overcurrent detection circuit detecting overcurrent on the basis of the sense current; and
a temperature detection circuit detecting temperature of the power semiconductor device, and
wherein the second semiconductor integrated circuit device comprises:
a storage device storing a temperature characteristic of a current mirror ratio of the power semiconductor device;
a temperature detecting unit calculating temperature on the basis of an output of the temperature detection circuit; and
an overcurrent detection control unit controlling the overcurrent detection circuit on the basis of the temperature detected by the temperature detecting unit and the temperature characteristic of the current mirror ratio stored in the storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,281

POWER COMBINER/DIVIDER USING MUTUAL INDUCTANCE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A power divider circuit using a mutual inductance, comprising:a first primary inducing element having a first terminal connected with a first output port and a second terminal connected with a second primary inducing element;
the second primary inducing element having a first terminal connected with a second output port and a second terminal connected with the first primary inducing element and magnetically and mutually coupled with the first primary inducing element;
a first sub inducing element having a first terminal connected with an input port and a second terminal connected with the second terminal of the first primary inducing element and the second terminal of the second primary inducing element; and
an isolation network connected between the first output port and the second output port, wherein the first sub inducing element is magnetically and mutually coupled with each of the first primary inducing element and the second primary inducing element.

US Pat. No. 10,116,271

CURRENT-TO-VOLTAGE CONVERTER, AMPLIFIER INPUT STAGE AND CORRESPONDING AMPLIFIER

Devialet, Paris (FR)

1. A current-to-voltage converter, the input current having a variable component, the converter comprising:an input for the current to be converted;
an output for the converted voltage;
a current-to-voltage conversion resistance connected to the output and to a reference potential;
a processing circuit comprising:
a voltage source;
a main branch comprising at least one transistor whose gate is connected to the voltage source and at least one current source connected in series with the transistor, the input being connected to the output via the transistor;
a twin circuit comprising:
a voltage source that is identical to the voltage source of the processing circuit;
a twin branch that is identical to the main branch of the processing circuit;
a voltage follower that is connected at the input to the main branch of the processing circuit and connected at the output to the twin branch of the twin circuit, and
current reinjection means for reinjecting the current at the output of the follower into the main branch of the processing circuit, wherein the voltage follower comprises a first output for conveying a current to the twin circuit and a second output for reinjecting a current, equal to the current originating from the first output, into the main branch of the processing circuit, the converter being fabricated on a substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,116,253

SOLAR POWER GENERATING DEVICE

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

1. A solar power generating device comprising:solar cell modules arrange as a plurality of rows and columns; and
an inclination control member to control inclination angles of the solar cell modules at a time,
wherein the inclination control member comprises:
a support unit to support the solar cell modules;
a control unit disposed on the support unit to control the inclination angles of the solar cell modules; and
a driving unit to operate the control unit,
wherein the solar cell module includes a silicon-based solar cell,
wherein the support unit includes a rail,
one end of the control unit is coupled to the support unit and an opposite end of the control unit is coupled to the solar cell module, and
one end of the solar cell module is coupled to the support unit and an opposite end of the solar cell module is coupled to the control unit,
wherein the control unit includes a first rotational unit coupled to the support unit, and
the solar cell module includes a second rotational unit coupled to the support unit,
the solar power generating device further comprising a third rotational unit to connect the solar cell module to the control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,116,234

DC/AC CONVERTER COMPRISING CONTROL MEANS FOR INRUSH CURRENT PROTECTION

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. An apparatus for converting a DC input voltage into an AC voltage comprising:a DC/AC converter adapted to convert the voltage of a DC voltage source into an AC voltage for supplying a load and for delivering to a utility grid;
a filter interposed between the output of said DC/AC converter and the grid and adapted to remove high frequency ripple from said AC voltage;
a controller adapted to manage and regulate the operation of said DC/AC Converter said controller comprising a voltage controller and a current controller, said voltage controller being adapted to provide the current reference value (IRef) for said current controller based on the level of the input DC voltage available, said current controller being adapted to regulate the current injected into the grid, wherein
said current controller comprises a primary current controller and a secondary current controller and in that
said controller further comprises:
means for detecting the presence of inrush current on the output of said DC/AC converter;
means for transferring the control between said primary current controller and said secondary current controller after an inrush transient is detected, said secondary current controller being faster than said primary current controller and working with a reduced current reference (IRef) with respect to the current reference (IRef) of said primary current controller before the transient.

US Pat. No. 10,116,207

HYSTERETIC CONTROLLER WITH FIXED-FREQUENCY CONTINUOUS CONDUCTION MODE OPERATION

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR (UK)...

1. A switching power converter, comprising:a hysteresis comparator configured to respond to an error current signal to produce a comparator output signal;
a pulse generator configured to generate a set pulse signal that is pulsed at a fixed frequency and configured to generate a reset pulse signal that is pulsed at the fixed frequency;
a first logic gate configured to process the comparator output signal with the set pulse signal to generate a latch set signal;
an inverter for inverting the comparator output signal to form an inverted comparator output signal;
a second logic gate configured to process the inverted comparator output signal with the reset pulse signal to generate a latch reset signal;
an operational transconductance amplifier configured to amplify a difference between an output voltage for the switching power converter and a reference voltage to generate the error current signal;
a clock source for clocking the pulse generator with a clock signal, wherein the clock signal has a switching frequency equal to twice the fixed frequency;
a power switch; and
a latch configured to close the power switch in response to an assertion of the latch set signal and configured to open the power switch in response to an assertion of the latch reset signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,197

TRANSFORMER WITHOUT MAGNETIC COUPLING, ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION OR MUTUAL INDUCTANCE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A transformer provided between a power supply and a load, and composed of a front stage circuit and a rear stage circuit, the transformer comprising:the front stage circuit comprising,
a switch series unit composed of a plurality of switches, as many as a multiple of 2, connected in series with each other, the plurality of switches including odd-numbered switches and even-numbered switches as seen from one of both ends of the switch series unit, the odd-numbered switches and the even-numbered switches being configured to be alternately turned ON, the switch series unit as a whole being connected in parallel to the power supply,
under a condition that mutual connection points of the respective switches and points at the both ends of the switch series unit are nodes, a number of nodes being m in total, one of the points at the both ends is a ground node, capacitors provided on at least one electrical path of a first electrical path and a second electrical path, the first electrical path being configured to combine odd-numbered nodes and lead the odd-numbered nodes to a first output port, the second electrical path being configured to combine even-numbered nodes and lead the even-numbered nodes to a second output port, the capacitors being provided correspond to at least (m ?1) nodes excluding the ground node, and
a ground electrical path being configured to connect the ground node directly to the first output port without an interposed capacitor;
the rear stage circuit comprising:
an element series unit composed of a pair of semiconductor elements that are connected in series to each other and perform conducting operations of mutually opposite polarities, one of both ends of the element series unit being connected to the first output port and to a grounded end of the load while the other end of the element series unit being connected to the second output port, and
inductors provided on a third electrical path and a fourth electrical path, respectively, the third electrical path being configured to lead a non-grounded end of the element series unit to the grounded end of the load, the fourth electrical path being configured to lead a mutual connection point of the pair of semiconductor elements to a non-grounded end of the load; and
a control section configured to control ON/OFF operations of the switches.

US Pat. No. 10,116,193

INTERIOR PERMANENT MAGNET ROTOR AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. An interior permanent magnet rotor, comprising:a cylindrical rotor core having an axial hole; and
a resin magnet that is formed to fill the axial hole by injection molding and that has a pair of axial end faces, wherein
the resin magnet includes a pair of linear portions and a bottom portion, each of the pair of linear portions having a linear shape in a cross section perpendicular to an axial direction of the rotor core, each of the pair of linear portions having, in the cross section, a first end and a second end, the second ends being located closer to an outer periphery of the rotor core than the first ends, and the bottom portion connecting the first ends of the pair of linear portions, and
gate marks are located on the second ends of the pair of linear portions on at least one of the axial end faces of the resin magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,116,125

COLD SHRINKABLE TERMINATION, COLD SHRINKABLE TERMINATION ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A cold shrinkable termination for an electric power cable:(a) the electric power cable having:
(1) a conductor core having an exposed segment and an unexposed segment,
(2) an insulation layer having an exposed segment and an unexposed segment covering the unexposed segment of conductor core,
(3) a semi-conductive shield layer having an exposed segment and an unexposed segment covering the unexposed segment of the insulation layer,
(4) a metal shield layer having an exposed segment and an unexposed segment covering the unexposed segment of the semi-conductive shield layer, and
(5) an outer protection layer covering the unexposed segment of the metal shield layer, and
(b) the cold shrinkable termination
(1) comprising:
(i) an insulation tube sized to form a gap between the insulation tube and that segment of the electric power cable where the conductor core, the insulation layer, the semi-conductive shield layer, and the metal shield layer of the electric power cable are exposed when the cold shrinkable termination is mounted on the electric power cable, and
(ii) a stress control glue coated on an inner wall of the insulation tube, the stress control glue having a dielectric constant within a range of 5 to 100, and
(2) adapted to position the stress control glue at the gap between the insulation tube and the exposed segment of the electric power cable when the cold shrinkable termination is mounted on the electric power cable.

US Pat. No. 10,116,090

FEMALE CONNECTOR AND CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF FEMALE CONNECTOR AND MALE CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A female connector comprising a body, the body comprising:a main body, the main body including:
a connection hole for removably receiving a male connector and
a slot extending in a receiving direction of the male connector and communicating with the connection hole;
a base located on a removing direction side of the male connector relative to the slot of the main body, the removing direction being opposite to the receiving direction; and
a lock arm, the lock arm including:
a first arm extending in the receiving direction from the base inside the slot such as to be adjacent to the connection hole and including a first free end,
a middle portion extending from the first free end of the first arm in a direction away from the connection hole,
a second arm extending from the middle portion in the removing direction and being spaced from the first arm, and
a lock projection extending from the first free end of the first arm toward and into the connection hole, the lock projection being configured to fit in a lock hole of the male connector or abut a protrusion of the male connector from the removing direction side,
wherein at least the first arm, the middle portion, and the second arm are configured to be compressed by and between the base and an edge on the receiving direction side of the lock hole of the male connector, or by and between the base and the protrusion of the male connector, when the lock projection is subjected to load in the removing direction from the edge or the protrusion of the male connector.

US Pat. No. 10,116,070

COAXIAL CONNECTOR SPLICE

PERFECT VISION MANUFACTUR...

1. A coaxial connector comprising:a body having a threaded outer surface;
a pin supported within the body;
the pin having opposed end sections joined by a pin middle section;each end section spaced away from the body by a pin support;in each end section, a proximal contactor and a distal pin hanger; and,a compression brace within the body;wherein the compression brace preferentially bears forces on the pin supports that tend to compress the pin.

US Pat. No. 10,116,041

TUNEABLE ANTENNA FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

VODAFONE GMBH, Duesseldo...

1. A tuneable antenna for a wireless communication device, comprising:at least one antenna element;
at least one adaption element, wherein the adaption element has an electric and/or magnetic susceptible material and is movable relative to the antenna element, wherein the position of the adaption element relative to the antenna element is adjustable by at least one actuator as a function of at least one antenna characteristic associated with the at least one antenna element;
control means for controlling the at least one actuator for adjusting the position of the adaption element relative to the antenna element and/or for determining the at least one of the antenna characteristic; and
at least one tuneable matching circuit for adjusting the impedance of the antenna, and wherein the tuneable matching circuit interacts with the control means for adjusting the impedance of the antenna and the control means are adapted for adjusting the position of the adaption element relative to the antenna element as a function of the at least one antenna characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,116,008

REVERSIBLE THERMAL RELEASE MECHANISM FOR A BATTERY

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A battery safety mechanism comprising:a reservoir, comprising a cavity, positioned adjacent to a battery;
a phase-change material disposed in the cavity of the reservoir, the phase-change material having a solid state and a melted state;
a biasing component having a preloaded configuration and a relaxed configuration, the biasing component being positioned in the phase-change material, the biasing component being maintained in the preloaded configuration when the phase-change material is in the solid state, the biasing component being in the relaxed configuration when the phase-change material is in the melted state; and
an electrical coupling comprising an elongate member being movable between a first position in which positive and negative terminals of the battery are disconnected and a second position in which the positive and negative terminals are connected by the electrical coupling, the electrical coupling being actuatable to the first or second position by the biasing component when the biasing component moves to the relaxed configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,116,003

METAL SULFIDE ANOLYTES FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS

QuantumScape Corporation,...

1. A negative electrode assembly for a rechargeable electrochemical cell, the negative electrode assembly comprising:a current collector layer comprising a metal selected from the group consisting of copper, nickel, iron, lithium, aluminum, magnesium, indium, tungsten, molybdenum, alloys thereof, multilayers thereof, and combinations thereof; and
an anolyte layer comprising a lithium sulfide compound disposed over the current collector metal layer and having a thickness between 1 nm and 100 nm;
wherein the anolyte layer directly contacts a sulfide-containing solid electrolyte layer; and
a lithium metal layer disposed between the current collector metal layer and the anolyte layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,974

COMPOSITION OF A NICKELATE COMPOSITE CATHODE FOR A FUEL CELL

LG FUEL CELL SYSTEMS INC....

1. A fuel cell comprising:an anode;
an electrolyte;
a cathode; and
a cathode current collector, wherein said cathode comprises a nickelate composite having the general formula:
(LnuM1vM2s)n+1(Ni1-tNt)nO3n+1-A1-xBxOy-CwDzCe(1-w-z)O2-?
 wherein:
(LnuM1vM2s)n+1(Ni1-tNt)nO3n+1 comprises approximately 50 wt % to approximately 70 wt % of the cathode;
element Ln is a rare earth metal;
0 element M1 is a rare earth metal different from element Ln;
0?v?1;
element M2 is an alkaline earth metal;
0?s?0.3;
0.9?u+v+s<1.1;
1?n;
element N is one or more transition metals;
0?t?0.5;
element A is a rare earth metal excluding cerium;
element B is a rare earth metal different from element A excluding cerium;
one of element A and element B is praseodymium;
0 1.5?y?2.0;
element C is a rare earth metal;
element D is a rare earth metal different from element C;
one of element C and element D is praseodymium;
0 0 0???0.5.

US Pat. No. 10,115,969

BATTERY, ELECTRODE, BATTERY PACK, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, ELECTRIC VEHICLE, POWER STORAGE DEVICE, AND POWER SYSTEM

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A battery comprising:a positive electrode; and
a negative electrode,
wherein at least one electrode of the positive electrode and the negative electrode includes
a current collector,
a mixture layer over one main surface of the current collector, the mixture layer including a gap through which a part of the current collector is exposed,
a lead bonded to an exposed surface of the current collector exposed through the gap, and
a protective layer configured to protect the current collector, wherein the protective layer includes at least one of a resin material and a carbon material, and the protective layer is provided away from edges of the current collector and is over the exposed surface of the current collector and the protective layer interposes between an end part of the lead and the exposed surface of the current collector,
wherein the end part of the lead includes an entire end edge portion and two side edge portions of the lead, and the protective layer separates the entire end edge portion of the lead from the exposed surface of the current collector,
wherein the entire end edge portion of the lead is not in contact with the exposed surface of the current collector and at least a portion of the two side edge portions is in contact with the exposed surface of the current collector, and
wherein at least one end portion of the protective layer is positioned over the mixture layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,934

BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery pack comprising: a can having an opening; an electrode assembly accommodated in the can; a cap plate closing the opening of the can, the cap plate comprising a protruding anchor portion; and an insulation plate comprising an anchor hole accommodating the anchor portion, wherein the anchor hole is a slot and is configured to guide movement of the anchor portion within the anchor hole when pressure is applied to the can and the cap plate.

US Pat. No. 10,115,916

AMBIPOLAR SYNAPTIC DEVICES

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:providing a synaptic device including a first structure for injecting both electrons and holes into a semiconductor layer and traps for trapping both electrons and holes;
receiving an electrical signal at the synaptic device, thereby causing the first structure to inject one of electrons and holes into the semiconductor layer, and
effecting net negative charge trapping or net positive charge trapping within the traps upon injection of the one of electrons and holes into the semiconductor layer,wherein the first structure includes a contact region adjoining the semiconductor layer and the semiconductor layer comprises an organic layer containing the traps, the contact region injecting one of the electrons and holes into the semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,913

DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a substrate including a bending area between a first area and a second area and bent about a bending axis;
a display over an upper surface of the substrate in the first area; and
a protective film over a lower surface of the substrate, the protective film including a first protective film base over the lower surface of the substrate and corresponding to at least a part of the first area and a first adhesive layer between the substrate and the first protective film base,
wherein the first protective film base includes a first thick portion having a first thickness and a first thin portion having a second thickness less than the first thickness and closer to the bending area than the first thick portion, and
wherein, in the first adhesive layer, a thickness of a portion corresponding to the first thin portion is greater than a thickness of a portion corresponding to the first thick portion.

US Pat. No. 10,115,911

COATING SOLUTION FOR NON-LIGHT-EMITTING ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, ORGANIC TRANSISTOR, COMPOUND, ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL FOR NON-LIGHT-EMITTING ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, MATERIAL FOR ORGANIC TRANSISTOR, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ORGANIC TRAN

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A coating solution for a non-light-emitting organic semiconductor device comprising:a compound represented by the following Formula (2); and
a solvent having a boiling point of equal to or higher than 100° C.;

in Formula (2), R11 and R12 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, or an alkoxy group and may have a substituent, and
an aromatic portion in Formula (2) may be substituted with a halogen atom, wherein
the compound represented by Formula (2) satisfies the following conditions A, B, C, or D:
condition A: in Formula (2), R11 and R12 each independently have 3 to 30 carbon atoms in total and represent an unsubstituted linear alkyl group having an even number of carbon atoms within a range of 8 to 10 carbon atoms, an unsubstituted linear alkyl group having an odd number of carbon atoms within a range of 3 to 15 carbon atoms a substituted linear alkyl group having 3 to 15 carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted branched alkyl group having 3 to 18 carbon atoms, and
an aromatic portion in Formula (2) may be substituted with a halogen atom;
condition B: in Formula (2), R11 and R12 each independently have 3 to 30 carbon atoms in total and represent an unsubstituted linear alkyl group having an even number of carbon atoms within a range of 2 to 4 carbon atoms;
condition C: in Formula (2), R11 and R12 each independently have 3 to 30 carbon atoms in total and represent a substituted alkyl group having 1 or 2 carbon atoms;
condition D: in Formula (2), R11 and R12 each independently have 3 to 30 carbon atoms in total, and R11 and R12 have different structures.

US Pat. No. 10,115,908

IMIDAZOLE[4,5-F][1,10]PHENANTHROLINE DERIVATIVES, METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME, AND USE THEREOF

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. An 11-(9H-carbazol-9-yl)-1H-imidazole[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline derivative conforming to a chemical structural formula of:
wherein X is independently selected from the group consisting of a Z-substituted heteroaryl ring and an unsubstituted heteroaryl ring, wherein Y is independently selected from the group consisting of a Z-substituted aryl ring, a Z-substituted heteroaryl ring, an unsubstituted aryl ring, and an unsubstituted heteroaryl ring, and wherein Z is independently selected from the group consisting of aryl, C1-4 alkoxy, amino, nitro, trifluoromethyl, cyano, halo atom, and C1-24 aliphatic hydrocarbyl.

US Pat. No. 10,115,902

AZINOTHIADIAZOLE COMPOUNDS AND RELATED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Flexterra, Inc., Skoke, ...

1. A semiconducting compound, the semiconducting compound being a polymer having a first repeating unit M1 comprising one or more divalent azino[1,2,3]thiadiazole moieties represented by formula (I):wherein:each W independently is selected from the group consisting of N, CH, and CR1, provided that at least one of the W is N; and
R1 is selected from the group consisting of halogen, —CN, NO2, R2, -L-R3, OH, OR2, OR3, NH2, NHR2, N(R2)2, NR2R3, N(R3)2, SH, SR2, SR3, S(O)2OH, —S(O)2OR2, —S(O)2OR3, C(O)H, C(O)R2, C(O)R3, C(O)OH, C(O)OR2, C(O)OR3, C(O)NH2, C(O)NHR2, C(O)N(R2)2, C(O)NR2R3, C(O)N(R3)2, SiH3, SiH(R2)2, SiH2(R2), and Si(R2)3, wherein L is selected from the group consisting of a divalent C1-40 alkyl group, a divalent C2-40 alkenyl group, a divalent C1-40 haloalkyl group, and a covalent bond; R2 is selected from the group consisting of a C1-40 alkyl group, a C2-40 alkenyl group, a C2-40 alkynyl group, and a C1-40 haloalkyl group; and R3 is selected from the group consisting of a C3-10 cycloalkyl group, a C6-14 aryl group, a C6-14 haloaryl group, a 3-12 membered cycloheteroalkyl group, and a 5-14 membered heteroaryl group, each of which optionally is substituted with 1-5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, —CN, NO2, R2, OR2, and SR2,
wherein said polymer has a degree of polymerization (n) ranging from 3 to 1,000.

US Pat. No. 10,115,900

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THERMAL PROCESSING OF A SUBSTRATE

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A method for processing a substrate comprising:coating a liquid ink on a substrate, wherein the liquid ink is a formulation comprising a carrier liquid and a film-forming material;
positioning the substrate in a drying chamber of a drying module, wherein the drying chamber comprises
a substrate support apparatus for supporting the substrate,
a condensation plate positioned above the substrate support apparatus, wherein a surface of the condensation plate opposing the substrate is configured to provide at least two gap distances between the surface of the condensation plate opposing the substrate and the substrate, and
wherein a first gap distance of the at least two gap distances is positioned over a first area on the substrate, and a second gap distance of the at least two gap distances is positioned over a second area on the substrate;
applying a vacuum to the drying chamber; and
drying the substrate in the drying chamber;
wherein the method further comprises before or during drying the substrate, controlling the temperature of the substrate and the condensation plate; and
wherein the temperature of the condensation plate is controlled in a range of between about ?10° C. to about 15° C.

US Pat. No. 10,115,899

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL NONVOLATILE MEMORY

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A method comprising:forming a word line above a substrate, the word line disposed in a first direction;
forming a bit line above the substrate, the bit line disposed in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction;
forming a nonvolatile memory material between the word line and the bit line by selectively forming a conductive oxide material layer adjacent the word line, and forming a semiconductor material layer adjacent the bit line; and
forming a memory cell comprising the nonvolatile memory material at an intersection of the bit line and the word line.

US Pat. No. 10,115,898

MAGNETORESISTIVE TUNNEL JUNCTION

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method for forming a Magnetoresistive Tunnel Junction (MJT), the method comprising:disposing a magnetic, substantially circular reference layer on a first electrode;
disposing a resistive layer onto the reference layer;
disposing a magnetic, substantially circular free layer on the resistive layer, wherein the reference layer completely overlaps the free layer in a plan view, and wherein the reference layer is larger than the free layer in the plan view; and
disposing a second electrode so as to be connected to the free layer;
wherein the reference layer produces a first magnetic core in a first direction, and the free layer produces a second magnetic core in a second direction, wherein the second direction is different from the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,115,892

MULTILAYER STRUCTURE FOR REDUCING FILM ROUGHNESS IN MAGNETIC DEVICES

Headway Technologies, Inc...

1. A multilayer structure for reducing film roughness in a magnetic device, comprising:(a) a buffer layer that is one or more of Zr, ZrN, Nb, NbN, Mo, MoN, TiN, W, WN, and Ru, or one of more of the aforementioned materials with Ta or TaN that is formed on a substrate;
(b) a first smoothing layer (S1) with a first bond energy, and having a first surface with an “as deposited” first peak to peak roughness, the S1 is formed on the buffer layer; and
(c) a second smoothing layer (S2) that is non-crystalline or nano-crystalline with a second bond energy that is greater than the first bond energy such that deposition of the S2 results in resputtering of the S1 to give S1 with a second surface having a second peak to peak roughness less than the “as deposited” first peak to peak roughness, and the S2 formed on the second surface, the S2 has a third surface with the second peak to peak roughness.

US Pat. No. 10,115,884

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A flexible display, comprising:a flexible display panel;
an electroactive polymer layer disposed on a side of the flexible display panel that faces away from a displaying surface of the flexible display panel; and
a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer which are disposed on the electroactive polymer layer;
wherein the electroactive polymer layer is capable of deforming according to an voltage applied across the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer, and
wherein the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer are located on a side of the electroactive polymer layer that faces towards or away from the flexible display panel, and the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer are disposed in a same layer and spaced from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,115,878

OPTICAL SENSOR

Shinko Electric Industrie...

1. An optical sensor comprising:a flexible substrate;
a light emitting element;
a light receiving element;
a plurality of element mounting portions formed on an upper surface of the substrate, wherein each of the light emitting element and the light receiving element is mounted on one of the element mounting portions;
a plurality of element connection portions formed on the upper surface of the substrate, wherein each of the element connection portions is connected to one of the light emitting element and the light receiving element by a wire;
a plurality of through wirings respectively formed in a plurality of through holes extending through the substrate, wherein
each of the through wirings is bonded to one of the element mounting portions or one of the element connection portions, and
the through wirings include a heat radiation through wiring that is located immediately below the light emitting element and bonded to the element mounting portion on which the light emitting element is mounted;
a plurality of light shielding materials that are each frame-shaped, wherein each of the light emitting element and the light receiving element is surrounded by one of the light shielding materials; and
a plurality of encapsulation resins each arranged within a region surrounded by one of the light shielding materials, wherein each of the light emitting element and the light receiving element is encapsulated by one of the encapsulation resins.

US Pat. No. 10,115,863

STRAINED ALGAINP LAYERS FOR EFFICIENT ELECTRON AND HOLE BLOCKING IN LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:an electron blocking layer, wherein at least a portion of the electron blocking layer is arranged to have a tensile strain;
a hole blocking layer, wherein at least a portion of the hole blocking layer is arranged to have a compressive strain; and
an active layer disposed between the hole blocking layer and the electron blocking layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,603

REMOVAL OF SURFACE PASSIVATION

ASM IP HOLDING B.V., Alm...

1. A method for removing at least a portion of a passivation film from a substrate surface comprising a first metal surface and a second dielectric surface, the method comprising:exposing the passivation film to a vapor phase organic reactant that is an alcohol, an aldehyde or has the formula R—COOH, where R is hydrogen or a C1 to C3 alkyl,
wherein the passivation film was formed by exposure of the first metal surface to a passivation agent comprising a hydrocarbon, and
wherein the passivation film is not exposed to a plasma during exposure of the passivation film to the vapor phase organic reactant, and
selectively depositing a material on the first metal surface relative to the second dielectric surface.

US Pat. No. 10,115,579

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WAFER-LEVEL SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES

ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE ...

1. Method for manufacturing a semiconductor package, comprising the steps of:providing a semiconductor wafer including a plurality of bond pads on a first side of the wafer;
covering the first side of the wafer with a dielectric material to form a dielectric layer over the bond pads;
removing portions of the dielectric layer corresponding to positions of the bond pads to form a plurality of wells, wherein each well is configured to form a through-hole between top and bottom surfaces of the dielectric layer for exposing each bond pad;
depositing a conductive material into the wells to form a conductive layer between the bond pads and a top surface of the dielectric layer; and thereafter
singulating the semiconductor wafer to form a plurality of semiconductor packages.

US Pat. No. 10,115,534

ALL-SOLID-STATE CAPACITOR WITH SOLID ELECTROLYTE HAVING A POLYCRYSTALLINE STRUCTURE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An all-solid-state capacitor, comprising:an inorganic solid electrolyte having a polycrystalline structure, the polycrystalline structure being composed of crystal particles and a crystal grain boundary formed between the crystal particles; and
a pair of current collectors disposed so as to hold the inorganic solid electrolyte in between,
the inorganic solid electrolyte having a main crystal phase of perovskite crystal structure that is expressed by a general formula, ABO3,
A-site elements of the main crystal phase comprising Li and M which is at least one of elements in Group 2 of the Periodic Table of Elements, and
B-site elements of the main crystal phase comprising Ti and M? which is at least one of elements in Group 5 of the Periodic Table of Elements,
wherein an electrical resistivity at the crystal grain boundary in the inorganic solid electrolyte is greater than or equal to 5×102 ?m,
wherein a grain boundary phase is present at the crystal grain boundary of the crystal particles composed of the main crystal phase, and the grain boundary phase is composed of an amorphous phase or a crystal phase which differs from the main crystal phase.

US Pat. No. 10,115,513

INTEGRATED INDUCTOR STRUCTURE

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. An integrated inductor structure, comprising:a first guard ring comprising:
a first inner ring disposed in a first metal layer and comprising at least one first inner ring opening; and
a first outer ring disposed in a second metal layer and comprising at least one first outer ring opening;
a second guard ring comprising:
a second inner ring disposed in the first metal layer and comprising at least one second inner ring opening;
a second outer ring disposed in the second metal layer and comprising at least one second outer ring opening;
an interlaced structure comprising:
a first plurality of connection portions arranged and directly connected between end terminals of the at least one first inner ring opening and end terminals of the at least one second outer ring opening in an interlaced manner, in order to couple the at least one first inner ring to the at least one second outer ring; and
a second plurality of connection portions arranged and directly connected between end terminals of the at least one first outer ring opening and end terminals of the at least one second inner ring opening in an interlaced manner, in order to couple the at least one first outer ring to the at least one second inner ring;
a patterned ground shield disposed at inner sides of the first inner ring and the second inner ring, and coupled to the first inner ring, the first outer ring, the second inner ring, and the second outer ring; and
an inductor formed above the guard ring and the patterned ground shield.

US Pat. No. 10,115,261

3D ENHANCEMENTS TO GAMING COMPONENTS IN GAMING SYSTEMS WITH REAL-WORLD PHYSICS

IGT CANADA SOLUTIONS ULC,...

1. An electronic gaming machine for providing game components with three-dimensional (3D) enhancement, the machine comprising:at least one processor;
at least one persistent data store;
at least one receiver to receive game data for storage in the at least one persistent data store;
a display device configured with a user interface to display at least one of a row and a column of the game components along a plane on a display device in accordance with a set of game rules for a given game, each one of the game components having an original symbol associated thereto, and to display an item in a manner that imitates at least one physics property that includes collision behavior and that interacts with at least one of the game components to display the at least one of the game components separating into at least two pieces in response to a collision between the item and the at least one of the game components,
wherein the item provides a 3D enhancement, and
wherein the at least one processor is configured to integrate the item into the given game based on the interaction.

US Pat. No. 10,115,247

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR CONTROLLING CHARGING OF AN ELECTRICAL STORAGE SYSTEM IN A VEHICLE INCLUDING MEASURING POWER LOSS OVER CONNECTOR ELEMENTS DURING CHARGING AND GENERATING AN ERROR SIGNAL BASED ON POWER LOSS

1. A method for controlling charging of an electric energy storage system in a vehicle comprising an electric machine which is arranged for propulsion of the vehicle, the method comprising:initiating the charging upon connection of the energy storage system to an external power supply via a first connector element associated with the vehicle and a second connector element associated with the external power supply;
measuring and calculating the power loss over the connector elements during the charging by;
measuring a voltage drop over the connector elements during the charging;
measuring the charging current of the external power supply; and
calculating the power loss based on the magnitude of the voltage drop and the charging current;
generating an error signal if the power loss is higher than a predetermined threshold value, the error signal being dependent on the magnitude of the power loss; and
estimating, based on the error signal and data related to the expected ageing of the connector elements, an expected remaining period of time until at least one of the connector elements needs to be repaired or replaced.

US Pat. No. 10,115,245

MONITORING OF AN AIRCRAFT ENGINE TO ANTICIPATE THE MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A method for monitoring an aircraft engine, including the following steps of:acquiring a time signal of the exhaust gas temperature residual margin of said aircraft engine (2),
smoothing said time signal to form a first curve (C1) representing said temperature residual margin,
identifying decreasing pieces in said first curve,
constructing a second curve (C2) by concatenation of said decreasing pieces, said second curve being continuous while being restricted to said decreasing pieces of said first curve, and
constructing a prediction model from said second curve to determine at least one failure forecast indicator (I1, I2).

US Pat. No. 10,115,221

STENCIL COMPRESSION OPERATIONS

ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, I...

1. A method of rendering three-dimensional objects, the method comprising:partitioning a buffer into tiles, each tile including a plurality of pixels, each pixel of each tile including at least one sample, each sample having a stencil value associated therewith;
determining that each sample in a given tile has the same stencil value;
bypassing detail rasterization, removing stencil values individually associated with each sample in the tile from the buffer, and replacing the removed stencil values with a single stencil value representing the stencil value for every sample included in the tile; and
storing the single stencil value in the buffer for that tile, the single stencil value representing the stencil value for every sample in that tile.

US Pat. No. 10,115,174

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORWARDING AN APPLICATION USER INTERFACE

2236008 Ontario Inc., Wa...

1. A method for forwarding application user interfaces, the method comprising:generating a first source content that represents a first application user interface on a first computing platform;
generating a second source content that represents a second application user interface on the first computing platform;
encoding the first application user interface and the second application user interface independently into two or more encoded content streams on the first computing platform where the two or more encoded content streams contain composition metadata and information reproducible as a composite application user interface where the composition metadata includes information for compositing graphics content from the two or more encoded content streams for concurrent representation in a display; and
sending the two or more encoded content streams from the first computing platform to a second computing platform on which the two or more encoded content streams are decodable into two or more decoded independent content streams from which the composite application user interface is compositable based on the composition metadata, the two or more encoded content streams comprising commands based on a graphics API for rendering graphical images accelerated by a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), where the composite application user interface enables a user to send a command to the first computing platform through an input received on the second computing platform, where the second computing platform includes the GPU capable of rendering the composite application user interface including the graphics content based on the commands and the composition metadata from the two or more encoded content streams to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,115,088

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SELECTING ACCOUNTS AND OFFERS IN PAYMENT TRANSACTIONS

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A transaction management system, comprising:a non-transitory memory; and
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read instructions from the non-transitory memory to cause the system to perform operations comprising:
receiving a mobile payment indication and transaction information associated with a transaction from a point of sale device;
transmitting a checkout token to the point of sale device associated with the transaction;
associating checkout token information of the checkout token with the transaction;
establishing, for the transaction in response to a communication with a user device, a user session associated with a user account;
receiving, from the user device, the checkout token that was captured by the user device;
determining that the checkout token received from the user device corresponds to the checkout token information associated with the transaction;
receiving, from the point of sale device, a transaction amount;
updating the transaction information with the transaction amount;
determining, via the updated transaction information, one or more payment instruments for use with the transaction from a plurality of payment instruments associated with a user of the user device; and
transmitting, to the user device, information identifying the one or more payment instruments for use with the transaction for display on a user interface of the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,115,076

SYSTEM AND METHOD EMPLOYING CAPACITY/DEMAND MANAGEMENT FOR HUMAN-FACTOR RESOURCES

GoalAssist Corporation, ...

1. A computer-based method for capacity/demand management, comprising:accepting from a first party transaction parameter values for composite resources, wherein each composite resource has associated therewith at least a service location, a service date, a service time and a transaction price parameter, via a computer device containing a first program with a first program routine programmed to accept transaction parameter values;
transmitting the accepted transaction parameter values through a computer-based communication from the first party's device to one or more computer devices upon which is stored a second program;
receiving the transmitted transaction parameter values into the second program with a set of program routines programmed to receive (first routine), access (second routine) and store (third routine) transaction parameter values into one or more data stores stored in memory on one or more computer devices, said program configured to accept and said one or more data stores configured to contain transaction parameter values from at least two differentiable first parties;
storing the received transaction parameter values and information differentiating the first party, through use of the third routine of the second program into the one or more data stores;
accepting from a second party at least one user-selected search criterion, via a computer device containing a third program with a first program routine programmed to accept search criteria;
transmitting the accepted search criteria through a computer-based communication from the second party's device to one or more computer devices upon which is stored the second program;
receiving the transmitted search criteria into the second program with a fourth program routine programmed to perform a comparison;
comparing the received search criteria to the stored transaction parameter values for composite resources contained within the one or more data stores through the fourth program routine of the second program;
transmitting at least a portion of the transaction parameter values for at least one available composite resource related to the second party's search criteria through a computer-based communication from the computer device containing the fourth program routine of the second program performing the comparison to the second party's device;
receiving the transmission into the third program contained on the second party's device with a second program routine programmed to communicate the transmission to the second party;
communicating the transmission through the second program routine of the third program to the second party;
accepting from the second party a reservation request for at least one composite resource from the communicated transmission, via a computer device containing the third program with a third program routine programmed to accept reservation requests;
transmitting the reservation request through a computer-based communication from the second party's device to one or more computer devices containing the second program;
receiving the transmitted request into the second program with program routines programmed to evaluate the status of any requested resources to indicate whether they are available for reservation or not (fifth routine), and whether suitable composite resources with alternate transaction parameter values are available, said suitability determined by the program based on program instructions accessing decision rules entered by the program administrator, the first party or the second party (sixth routine), said program also able to determine an acceptable match between requested and available resources (seventh routine), said program also able to determine a reasonable counter-offer given the available composite resources, the reservation request and the results of any previous counter-offers (eighth routine), and, said program also able to determine appropriate transmissions for the acceptance, counter-offer or rejection of the reservation request (ninth routine);
performing the availability, suitability, counter-offer and transmission determinations;
transmitting based on the availability, suitability, counter-offer and transmission determinations at least one of a confirmation of the reservation request, a counter-offer to the reservation request and a rejection of the reservation request, through a computer-based communication from the computer device into the third program contained on the second party's device;
receiving the transmitted confirmation, counter-offer or rejection into the third program with program routines programmed to communicate the transmission to the second party (fourth routine), to offer for acceptance by the second party any counter-offered composite resources (fifth routine) and to iterate the above reservation request steps until a suitability match is successfully made (sixth routine) or the program (seventh routine) or the second user (eighth routine) determines that no suitable composite resource exists for reservation (ninth routine);
communicating the transmission through the third program to the second party (fourth routine of the third program);
offering for acceptance by the second party any counter-offered composite resources (fifth routine of the third program) and, if the offer is not accepted, iterating the above reservation request steps until a suitability match is successfully made (sixth routine) or the program (seventh routine) or the second user (eighth routine) determines that no suitable composite resource exists for reservation (ninth routine);
modifying through a tenth routine of the second program, in response to an acceptable match, at least one of the availability status of the composite resource and a measure of the remaining available capacity of the composite resource;
storing through an eleventh routine of the second program any modification to the availability status or measure in the one or more data stores;
storing through a twelfth routine of the second program information relating to the reservation, including information relating to the first and second parties, in the one or more data stores;
transmitting through an thirteenth routine of the second program one or more links to the information stored in the one or more data stores through a computer-based communication from the computer device into the first and third programs -contained on the first (first program) and second (third program) party's devices;
receiving the transmitted links into the first and third programs containing program routines (second and ninth, respectively) programmed to communicate the links;
communicating the transmission through the second program routine of the first program and ninth program routine of the third program to the first (first program) and second (third program) parties;
wherein the function of the first transmission by the first party is to: 1) increase demand through more favorable transaction parameter values to potential users of the composite resources; 2) decrease demand through less favorable transaction parameter values to potential users of the composite resources; 3) increase capacity through more favorable transaction parameter values to service provider resources; 4) reduce capacity through less favorable transaction parameter values to service provider resources; 5) increase capacity through changing the composition of resources within the composite resource; 6) reduce capacity through changing the composition of resources within the composite resource; 7) obtain employment or independent contractor opportunities; or, 8) implement two or more of the above functions at the same time;
wherein the at least one service date and service time is a date and time point or range measure indicating a present or future first date and time when the service is available;
wherein the service availability date and time is related to the availability of at least one service provider resource comprising in part the at least one composite resource;
wherein the at least one service provider resource is a human resource.

US Pat. No. 10,115,071

DISTRIBUTED WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT

Manhattan Associates, Inc...

1. A distributed computing system, comprising:a main data store to store main data;
a plurality of data view computing devices, each of the plurality of data view computing devices comprising:
a partial data view data store to store at least one of a plurality of data view configuration properties and a partial copy of the main data, the partial copy of the main data being received from the main data store, and
a data view generation module to generate a data view based at least in part on the plurality of data view configuration properties and the partial copy of the main data, the generation being in real time and being responsive to one of a plurality of data view requests; and
a distributed workload management computing device communicatively coupleable to each of the plurality of data view computing devices and to the main data store, the distributed workload management computing device comprising:
a route establishing module to establish a route for each of the plurality of data view requests to an appropriate one of the plurality of data view computing devices based at least in part on a data type property, and
a data view routing module to route incoming data view requests according to the established routes to the appropriate one of the plurality of data view computing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,115,070

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ORGANIZING PRODUCTS FOR PURCHASE BASED ON TANGENTIAL INFORMATION

1. A method of organizing products having a plurality of varieties and a plurality of direct categories that directly relate to the varieties of the products, the method comprising:selecting a tangential category that does not directly relate to the varieties of the products
associating a limited number of the varieties of the products that correspond to the tangential category;
selecting at least two sub-categories that directly relate to the tangential category;
associating a lesser number of the limited number of the varieties of the product to each of the at least two sub-categories;
presenting the limited number of the varieties of the product to a consumer on a three-dimensional display that is dedicated exclusively to the tangential category and which includes a textual description of the tangential category; and
presenting the lesser number of the limited number of the varieties of the product on separate sides of the three-dimensional display, each of the separate sides dedicated to only one of the at least two sub-categories, each of the separate sides including a textual description of the only one of the at least two sub-categories, each of the separate sides including separate slots, each of the separate slots dedicated to only one variety of the lesser number of the limited number of the varieties of the product and each of the separate slots includes a textual description of at least one direct category corresponding to the only one variety, wherein the textual description of the tangential category, the textual description of the only one of the at least two sub-categories and the textual description of the at least one direct category, when viewed in succession, allow a consumer viewing the display to narrow their choice down to one of the varieties of the products without further guidance.

US Pat. No. 10,115,067

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE ACQUISITION AND DELIVERY OF GOODS

Consumeron, LLC, Los Ang...

1. A method for remote acquisition and delivery of goods comprising:at least one remote server receiving, through the internet or a network from a user interface on a customer computer at a first location, a first acquisition request from a first customer for a first set of one or more goods, at a second, service location;
the at least one remote server sending instructions based on the first acquisition request, to a communication device of a mobile delivery agent system located at a third location;
the at least one remote server deploying the mobile delivery agent system from the third location to a fourth, shopping location, having the first set of one or more goods, by providing instructions to the communication device, wherein the mobile delivery agent system includes: an image capture device and the communication device;
obtaining an image, with the mobile delivery agent system through use of the image capture device, of the first set of one or more goods at the shopping location;
electronically transmitting, with the mobile delivery agent system through use of the communication device, the image of the first set of one or more goods from the shopping location to the customer computer of the first customer;
receiving, with the communication device of the mobile delivery agent system, further instructions from the first customer, through the customer computer, about the first set of one or more goods based on the transmitted image;
acquiring the first set of one or more goods at the shopping location via the mobile delivery agent system; and
delivering the first set of one or more goods from the shopping location to a delivery site.

US Pat. No. 10,115,059

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING A LOGICAL GRAPHICAL MODEL FOR SCENARIO ANALYSIS

Bullet Point Network, L.P...

1. A method for analyzing a probabilistic graphical model, comprising:by a back-end server component,
retrieving a logical graph model, the logical graph model having one or more variables wherein each variable is represented as a logical class with attributes, wherein the logical graph model includes variables of the probabilistic graphical model;
selecting a variable in the logical graph model and comparing the selected variable to other variables in the logical graph model;
generating, for the one or more variables in the logical graph model, a value subclass for each of a variable's scenarios when a user asserts discrete scenarios for the variable;
generating, for each variable, index subclasses, each index subclass having at least one attribute comprised of a property and an object, the latter a subclass of an index object class;
asserting at least one scenario or factor for the variable;
creating edges with labels between the variables of the logical graph model, wherein the labeled edges correspond to influence relationships in the probabilistic graphical model, wherein the labels include “influences” and “influenced by” inverse properties; and
creating additional index subclasses for the one or more variables of the logical graph model, wherein the additional index subclasses of the one or more variables are influenced by additional index subclasses of one or more other variables in the probabilistic graphical model; and
automatically generating relationships between variables,
wherein the back-end server component is configured to interact with a front-end user computing device, the front end user computing device configured to allow a user to employ the logical graph model to create, edit, and browse the assertions and inferences of the probabilistic graphical model.

US Pat. No. 10,115,054

CLASSIFYING FEATURES USING A NEUROSYNAPTIC SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:receiving a set of features extracted from input data;
training a linear classifier based on the set of features extracted;
generating a first matrix using the linear classifier, wherein the first matrix includes a first dimension and a second dimension, wherein each dimension includes multiple elements, wherein each element of the first dimension corresponds to a feature of the set of features extracted, and wherein each element of the second dimension corresponds to a classification label of a set of different classification labels for classifying one or more objects of interest in the input data;
arranging each element of the second dimension into a corresponding synaptic weight arrangement representing effective synaptic strengths for a classification label corresponding to the element;
programming a first neurosynaptic core circuit for dimensionality reduction by programming synaptic weights of a plurality of electronic synapse devices of the first neurosynaptic core circuit based on each synaptic weight arrangement that each element of the second dimension is arranged into; and
reducing a number of features included in the first set of features utilizing the first neurosynaptic core circuit, wherein the reduced number of features are mapped to a second neurosynaptic core circuit configured to classify the one or more objects of interest in the input data;
wherein each synaptic weight of the synaptic weight arrangement represents a feature associated with a classification label and quantized to a particular value of a range of values to facilitate the dimensionality reduction and the mapping of the reduced number of features to the second neurosynaptic core circuit such that the reduced number of features all fit onto the second neurosynaptic core circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,115,047

TRANSACTION CARD WITH SECURED MAGNETIC STRIP AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A transaction card comprising:a card inlay having an outer surface and an inner surface opposite thereto;
a first data storage component having a first surface and a second surface opposite thereto;
a card body comprising an outer surface and an inner surface opposite thereto; and
a window formed in the transaction card and housing the first data storage component;
wherein the card inlay is joined to the card body such that:
the outer surface of the card inlay substantially forms a first outer surface of the transaction card and the outer surface of the card body forms a second outer surface of the transaction card;
a portion of the inner surface of the card inlay contacts a reflective material positioned between the inner surface of the inlay and the inner surface of the body; and
the first data storage component is exposed through the window.

US Pat. No. 10,115,022

THUMBNAIL MANAGEMENT

KT CORPORATION, Seongnam...

1. A method to select thumbnails corresponding to video content, the method comprising:detecting a plurality of scene change points from the video content;
setting a number of analysis windows based on the plurality of detected scene change points;
selecting a frame from among frames in each of the analysis windows based on a respective prioritization score for each of the frames in each of the analysis windows;
storing the selected frame as a thumbnail for a respective number of analysis windows; and
providing a user device with the thumbnail for identifying context of the video content.

US Pat. No. 10,115,016

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO IDENTIFY A VEHICLE AND GENERATE RESERVATION

1. A method to generate reservation information, the method comprising:(a) providing a memory configured to comprise at least one module of executable instructions, the memory further configured to comprise a database of reservation information;
(b) providing a controller configured to execute the module and communicate with the database;
(c) providing a mobile computing device comprising a display configured to exhibit information;
(d) providing a camera on the mobile computing device, the camera configured to record images of at least a portion of a vehicle-license plate;
(e) providing a visual recognition module configured to identify at least one character or symbol positioned on the vehicle-license plate;
(f) recording images, via the camera, of the at least a portion of the vehicle-license plate;
(g) storing the images recorded by the camera, via the controller, in a digital form as digital images in the memory, wherein the substance of the digital images is at least a portion of the vehicle-license plate;
(h) performing, via the controller, the visual recognition module to identify at least one character or symbol positioned on the vehicle-license plate within at least one digital image;
(i) producing, via the controller, the identification results of the visual recognition module, wherein the identification results include processed vehicle-license plate information;
(j) looking up, via the controller, at least one vehicle-share record based, at least in part, on the identification results;
(k) verifying, via the controller, the at least one vehicle-share record is adequate as well as a logical match for the identification results;
(l) exhibiting, via the display, reservation information generated from the at least one vehicle-share record, based upon the outcome of step (k); and
wherein the visual recognition module comprises:
a cascade classifier module configured to utilize a sliding-window search scheme in which windows of various scales can be slid across the substance of at least one digital image;
a Maximally Stable External Regions (MSER) module configured to detect any regions of interest in the substance of at least one digital image; and
an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) module configured to extract any text from the detected regions of interest within the substance of at least one digital image.

US Pat. No. 10,114,998

SECURITY FEATURE

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method of generating a security feature, the method comprising:obtaining an n-bit code of data to encode;
generating an arrangement of dots;
designating a first portion of the dots as reference dots and a second portion of the dots as encoding dots, wherein the reference dots are unmovable and the encoding dots are movable; and
moving one of the encoding dots by a predetermined amount in a predetermined direction to encode the n-bit code of data.

US Pat. No. 10,114,963

DATA ELEMENT TOKENIZATION MANAGEMENT

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

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a tokenization service provider computing system, a file and a redaction service call, the redaction service call comprising selected file content and access information, wherein the selected file content is contained within a coordinate system being X-axis and Y-axis coordinates that define a boundary of an area of the file to be tokenized;generating, by the computing system, a tokenization manifest, the tokenization manifest comprising the selected file content, and a tokenization schema; andtokenizing, by the computing system, the selected file content using the tokenization schema, the tokenization schema replacing the unrestricted file content into a corresponding restricted token, wherein the restricted token comprises embedded information associated with detokenizing the restricted token,
wherein the tokenization schema is a random tokenization schema, wherein the random tokenization schema includes a random determination of the selected file content and an output for the selected file content.

US Pat. No. 10,114,939

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURE COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN DEVICES

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for secure communications between devices, the steps of the method being performed by an intermediary computing device, comprising at least one processor, that provides authentication and privilege evaluation services to constrained devices, the method comprising:receiving, from a control device that is capable of transmitting control directives to a constrained smart device, a first X.509 certificate that binds an identity with a public encryption key and identifies the control device;
retrieving, from the first X.509 certificate:
authentication information comprising the public encryption key;
a permission setting indicating that the control device is only permitted to submit a device configuration command to configure the constrained smart device specified by the first X.509 certificate, wherein other types of commands are not permitted; and
an extension, within the first X.509 certificate, comprising a request from the control device to interact with the constrained smart device that lacks resources to perform authentication and privilege evaluation, wherein the requested interaction comprises a request to submit a command to the constrained smart device;
determining, based on the request included in the extension, that the control device is requesting to submit a command to the constrained smart device;
additionally receiving, from the constrained smart device, a second X.509 certificate;
retrieving, from the second X.509 certificate, authentication information that identifies the constrained smart device;
analyzing the authentication information in the first X.509 certificate in an attempt to use the authentication information to authenticate the control device;
analyzing the authentication information in the second X.509 certificate in an attempt to use the authentication information to authenticate the constrained smart device;
authenticating the control device based on the analyzed authentication information in the first X.509 certificate;
authenticating the constrained smart device based on the analyzed authentication information in the second X.509 certificate; and
upon successful authentication of the control device and the constrained smart device and in response to the determination that the requested interaction comprises a request to submit a command to the constrained smart device, restricting the requested interaction based on the permission setting in the first X.509 certificate, wherein restricting the requested interaction comprises:
allowing the requested interaction in response to a determination that the requested interaction comprises a request to configure the constrained smart device; or
rejecting the requested interaction in response to a determination that the requested interaction comprises a request to perform a type of command that is not a request to configure the constrained smart device.

US Pat. No. 10,114,936

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM, AUTHENTICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An information processing device including:a non-transitory computer-readable data storage medium storing code; and
a processor executing the code to
acquire first biological data which is biological feature data of an object,
acquire first attribute information indicating an attribute of the first biological data,
collate the first biological data with a plurality of second biological data which is identified biological feature data stored in a storage, the storage storing second biological data,
compare the first attribute information with second attribute information stored in the storage in association with the second biological data, the second attribute information indicating an attribute of the second biological data,
specify at least one of the plurality of second biological data corresponding to the first biological data on the basis of both similarity of biological data and similarity of attributes, the similarity of attributes resulting from comparing the first attribute with the attributes of the second biological data, the similarity of biological data resulting from collating the first biological data and the second biological data, and
biometrically authenticate a user from the second biological data and the first biological data,
wherein each of the first and second attribute information includes at least one of position information and time information,
wherein the processor executes the code to further accumulate the first attribute information as new second attribute information to be associated with the second biological data in the storage,
wherein execution of the code improves efficiency in biometric authentication in a client-server context, in that the first biological data is transmitted from a client, and the second biological data is selected by a server and transmitted back to the client to perform the biometric authentication.

US Pat. No. 10,114,878

INDEX UTILIZATION IN ETL TOOLS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for utilizing an index to manage access to data in a dataset stored in one or more file locations in an Extract Transform Load tool, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, a request to access a first dataset of a plurality of datasets stored at a source system during an Extract Transform Load process between the source system and an end target system during a period of high I/O requests, wherein the period of high I/O requests is based on a number of I/O requests received for a particular duration;
querying, by one or more processors, a first index for one or more file locations where the first dataset is stored at the source system;
responsive to determining that caching the request does not disrupt an order assigned to the request to access the first dataset of the plurality of datasets stored at the source system, caching, by one or more processors, the request to access the first dataset stored at the source system, wherein the cached access request for the first dataset is one of a plurality of cached requests to access the plurality of datasets stored in a plurality of file locations at the source system;
responsive to determining a total size of the plurality of cached requests in temporary storage does not met a first threshold level, determining, by one or more processors, whether a duration for which the cached request for the first dataset of the plurality of cached requests has been cached in the temporary storage has met a second threshold level;
responsive to determining that the duration for which the cached request for the first dataset of the plurality of cached requests has been cached has met the second threshold, identifying, by one or more processors, a first file location of the plurality of file locations to access in order to satisfy a portion of the plurality of cached requests for datasets that includes the cached request to access the first dataset; and
accessing, by one or more processors, the first file location at the source system to satisfy the portion of the plurality of cached requests for datasets that includes the cached request to access the first dataset stored at the first file location, wherein accessing the first file location to satisfy the portion of the plurality of cached requests for the datasets stored at the first file location reduces the total size of the plurality of cached requests to access the source system during the Extract Transform Load process.

US Pat. No. 10,114,790

PORT MIRRORING FOR PERIPHERAL COMPONENT INTERCONNECT EXPRESS DEVICES

Microsemi Solutions (U.S....

1. An apparatus for port mirroring comprising:a plurality of peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) interfaces, each PCIe interface comprising, in a physical (PHY) layer instance of the PCIe interface,
at least one output transmission port connected to a central processing unit (CPU) when the PHY layer instance is active for transmitting data to the CPU and connectable to an analyzer when the PHY layer instance is inactive for analyzing data at the at least one output transmission port,
at least one receiving input port connected to the CPU for receiving data from the CPU,
at least one port-mirror-in (PM_IN) port, and
at least one port-mirror-out (PM_OUT) port;
wherein the at least one PM_OUT port of each PHY layer instance is coupled to the at least one PM_IN port of a next PHY layer instance such that the PHY layer instances of the plurality of PCIe interfaces are connected in a ring bus architecture such that data from one or more ports of either the at least one output transmission port or the at least one receiving input port of an active PHY layer instance of an active one of the plurality of PCIe interfaces is transmitted, via the at least one PM_OUT port of the active PHY layer instance, to the at least one PM_IN port of an inactive PHY layer instance of an inactive one of the plurality of the PCIe interfaces and transmitted to the analyzer by the output transmission ports of an inactive PHY layer instance connected to the analyzer to mirror the one or more ports of the active PHY layer instance.

US Pat. No. 10,114,774

DATA TRANSFER METHOD, PARALLEL PROCESSING DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A data transfer method executed by a parallel processing system including a first node and a second node, the data transfer method comprising:transmitting, by a first processor included in the first node, data and information of a size of the data to a second processor included in the second node by remote direct memory access (RDMA);
receiving, by the second processor, the data and the information of the size of the data from the first processor;
writing the received data in a memory; and
performing prefetch of at least a part of the data, based on information of a position of a memory area of the memory in which the received data has been written and the information of the size of the data,
wherein the information of the position includes information of a tail address of the memory area.

US Pat. No. 10,114,634

UPDATING A CONTROLLER UNIT IN A VEHICLE

2236008 Ontario Inc., Wa...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a service, releases comprising machine-readable instructions from different vendors, the releases for respective controller units of a vehicle;
presenting, by the service, a console accessible by the vendors to provide the releases to the service; and
communicating, by the service, the releases wirelessly to the vehicle to update machine-readable instructions executing on the respective controller units of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,114,601

TILED DISPLAY, AND DISPLAY TILE AND CARRIER SUBSTRATE FOR USE IN SAME

BARCO N.V., Kortrijk (BE...

1. A tiled display comprising discrete luminous sources distributed over at least two adjacent flexible display tiles, each of said flexible display tiles being configured to drive the discrete luminous sources on it when connected to a power supply and when receiving data and control signals, said data signals comprising a video signal; wherein the power, data and control signals are provided to the tiles through conducting tracks formed on a carrier substrate underlying said at least two display tiles, wherein an electrical connection between a first conductor on the carrier substrate and a second conductor on a tile is established by means of a connecting element comprising a resilient means keeping it pressed and in contact with a surface of the first conductor or second conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,114,561

MEMORY CONTROLLERS, MEMORY SYSTEMS, AND METHODS RELATING TO WEAR-LEVELING

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A memory system comprising:a phase change random access memory (PCRAM), the PCRAM being partitioned into a stack region and a memory region other than the stack region when a program is installed in the PCRAM; and
a memory controller configured to control the PCRAM according to a command,
wherein the memory controller performs a swapping operation for swapping the stack region with the memory region other than the stack region if a write counting number is greater than a threshold value based on a write command to the stack region being inputted to the memory controller,
wherein the memory region other than the stack region includes a data region being a region that is generated when program is executed, and
wherein the stack region being a temporary memory region automatically used by the program.

US Pat. No. 10,114,553

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SCHEDULING VIRTUAL DISK INPUT AND OUTPUT PORTS

Alibaba Group Holding Lim...

1. A method for scheduling virtual disk input and output (I/O) ports, comprising:assigning a set of service quality ratings to a corresponding set of virtual disk I/O ports based on a set of reading-writing bandwidth quotas associated with the corresponding set of virtual disk I/O ports in a physical machine;
determining a total forecast value of a data bandwidth to be used by reading-writing requests within a current time segment and determining virtual disk I/O ports corresponding to the reading-writing requests, comprising:
determining a sum of data bandwidth generated by previous reading-writing requests within a previous time segment; and
determining the total forecast value within the current time segment based on the sum of data bandwidth generated by the previous reading-writing requests within the previous time segment, comprising:
generating a random value corresponding to the total forecast value within the current time segment;
determining whether a difference between an actual statistical bandwidth value and the random value is less than or equal to a threshold, the threshold relating to a preset value, the actual statistical bandwidth value relating to the previous reading-writing requests within the previous time segment; and
in response to a determination that the difference is less than or equal to the threshold, increasing the random value based on the actual statistical bandwidth value;
allocating reading-writing bandwidth limits to the virtual disk I/O ports corresponding to the reading-writing requests based at least in part on the total forecast value of the data bandwidth and the service quality ratings corresponding to the virtual disk I/O ports corresponding to the reading-writing requests; and
scheduling virtual disk I/O ports on the physical machine based at least in part on actual bandwidths to be used by the reading-writing requests within the current time segment and the reading-writing bandwidth limits for the virtual disk I/O ports corresponding to the reading-writing requests.

US Pat. No. 10,114,542

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FUNCTION AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method in an electronic device, the method comprising:detecting a first touch;
in response to detecting the first touch, displaying at least one object according to the first touch;
detecting a second touch on a predefined first area while the first touch is detected; and
in response to detecting the second touch on the predefined first area for a predetermined time, setting, as a security area, a second area comprising at least a part of the at least one object which is displayed according to the first touch, while the second touch on the predefined first area is maintained.

US Pat. No. 10,114,529

SCREEN-UNLOCKING METHOD, SYSTEM AND TOUCH SCREEN TERMINAL

Huizhou TCL Mobile Commun...

1. A screen-unlocking method, comprising:displaying at least one first pattern at a first position on a screen when the screen is in a locked state;
receiving a first response generated by at least one clicking or touching on the screen, and determining whether the first response is generated by the at least one clicking or touching on the first pattern;
activating a waiting for another response generated by at least another clicking or touching according to the first response if the first response is generated by the at least one clicking or touching on the first pattern;
receiving a second response generated by at least another clicking or touching on the screen, and determining whether the second response is generated by the at least another clicking or touching on at least one second pattern, wherein the second pattern is displayed at a second position, the first position is different from the second position, and the first pattern and the second pattern are two object patterns that are operatively used in combination by one or more further clicking or touching to move one of the first and second patterns to the location of the other and providing animation when this has occurred; and
terminating the waiting for the another response generated by the another clicking or touching to unlock the screen if the second response is generated by the at least another clicking or touching on the second pattern, such that the screen is unlocked by clicking or touching the first pattern and the second pattern respectively, without sliding on or touching the screen continuously.

US Pat. No. 10,114,523

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a display configured to display a first On Screen Display (OSD) menu;
an inputter configured to receive a command; and
a controller configured to:
based on receiving a command for changing the first OSD menu to a second OSD menu, control the display to change the first OSD menu to the second OSD menu,
based on an OSD menu display stop event occurring, remove the second OSD menu displayed on the display, and temporarily store, in the apparatus, a display state of the second OSD menu at a time when the second OSD menu is removed,
wherein the controller is further configured to:
based on an OSD menu resume event occurring in a predetermined time from a moment time when the second OSD menu is removed, control the display to redisplay the second OSD menu based on the temporarily stored display state of the second OSD menu, and
based on the OSD menu resume event occurring after the predetermined time passes, control the display to display the first OSD menu.

US Pat. No. 10,114,522

METHOD OF CONTROLLING DISPLAY OF DISPLAY DEVICE BY MOBILE TERMINAL AND MOBILE TERMINAL FOR THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of controlling a display of an external display device by a mobile terminal, the method comprising:transmitting, by the mobile terminal, when a connection with the external display device is performed, second content that is identical to first content displayed on the mobile terminal to the external display device, wherein the second content is displayed on the external display device, and wherein the second content occupies a portion of the external display such that the second content is mirrored based on a screen direction of the mobile terminal;
receiving, by the mobile terminal, a touch input, through a touch screen of the mobile terminal, for selecting one object of a plurality of objects included in the first content displayed on the mobile terminal; and
determining, by the mobile terminal, a screen direction of the mobile terminal;
transmitting, by the mobile terminal, based on the determined screen direction being a vertical direction, information on third content corresponding to the selected object to be displayed in an empty space in order to fill the empty screen space not occupied by the second content on the external display device, to the external display device; and
controlling, by the mobile terminal, the external display device to display the second content on a first area of the external display device and the third content corresponding to the selected object on a second area of the external display device.

US Pat. No. 10,114,521

MULTI-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT REARRANGEMENT

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions, which when executed by one or more processors of an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, cause the device to:display, on the display, a plurality of application icons in a user interface reconfiguration mode for reconfiguring the application icons on the display, the plurality of application icons occupying respective locations on a hexagonal grid;
detect a user contact on the touch-sensitive display at a first position corresponding to a first application icon at a first location on the hexagonal grid;
while continuing to detect the user contact, detect movement of the user contact from the first position to a second position without a break in contact of the user contact on the touch-sensitive display, the second position corresponding to a second location on the hexagonal grid, wherein the second location is unoccupied;
in response to detecting movement of the user contact from the first position to the second position, translate the display of the first application icon from the first location to the second position;
detect a break in contact of the user contact on the touch-sensitive display;
in response to the break in contact of the user contact on the touch-sensitive display, determine whether there are less than two occupied locations adjacent to the second location;
in accordance with a determination that there are less than two occupied locations adjacent to the second location:
determine a third location on the hexagonal grid having at least two adjacent locations that are occupied; and
move the display of the first application icon to the third location on the hexagonal grid; and
in accordance with a determination that there are not less than two occupied locations adjacent to the second location:
display the first application icon at the second location on the hexagonal grid corresponding to the second position of the user contact on the touch-sensitive display.

US Pat. No. 10,114,518

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, AND SCREEN DISPLAY METHOD

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An information processing system comprising:a non-transitory medium to store programs of executable instructions;
one or more processors configured by execution of the executable instructions to perform, by the one or more processors collectively, a method comprising
(a) displaying on a display device a displayed screen, from which to transition to a next screen selected from plural candidate next screens, based on a user-specified predetermined command selectable on the displayed screen, to activate processing by the system corresponding to the user-specified command
(b) determining, when the user-specified predetermined command has not been made via the displayed screen, whether a display condition for displaying a preview of the next screen prior to transitioning to the next screen is satisfied; and
(c) displaying the preview of the next screen on the display device when the display condition is satisfied, the displayed preview including both (i) a first next screen review corresponding to a first processing result of processing the user-specified predetermined command and (ii) a second next screen preview corresponding to another processing result, distinct from the first processing result, of processing the user-specified predetermined command.

US Pat. No. 10,114,516

TOUCH SCREEN SENSOR

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A patterned substrate for use in a touch screen sensor, comprising:a visible light transparent substrate; and
a plurality of alternating first and second regions disposed on or in the visible light transparent substrate, each first region comprising a first mesh bar comprising a plurality of first traces having a first width and defining a plurality of enclosed first open areas, each first mesh bar electrically connected to an electrically conductive pad for connection to an electronic device, each second region comprising a second mesh bar not electrically connected to an electrically conductive pad for connection to an electronic device, each second mesh bar comprising a plurality of selective breaks in an otherwise continuous mesh.

US Pat. No. 10,114,513

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRINTING SENSOR CIRCUITS ON A SENSOR MAT FOR A STEERING WHEEL

JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS ACQ...

1. A sensor mat configured for being disposed around a steering wheel frame, the sensor mat comprising:a base substrate supporting at least one shielding circuit, at least one sensing circuit, and a plurality of layers of insulating material, wherein the layers of insulating material define a plurality of surfaces in the sensor mat, and wherein the layers are stacked about an axis extending from the base substrate and through the plurality of surfaces;
one or more of the sensing circuits printed with conductive ink onto one of the plurality of surfaces of the insulating material;
one or more shielding circuits printed with the conductive ink onto another of the surfaces of insulating material within the sensor mat,
wherein the shielding circuits and the sensing circuits are configured in corresponding pairs of one shielding circuit and one sensing circuit, wherein the shielding circuits overlap at least one area within the plurality of surfaces of the insulating material on which a respective sensing circuit is printed and such that the shielding circuits and the sensing circuits are separated by at least one of the layers of the insulating material.

US Pat. No. 10,114,501

WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING A TOUCH INPUT AND A HOVERING INPUT AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of controlling a wearable electronic device including a touch panel, the method comprising:receiving, at the wearable electronic device, at least one first touch input via a front portion of the touch panel;
receiving, at the wearable electronic device, at least one second touch input via an edge portion of the touch panel;
receiving, at the wearable electronic device, a hovering input touching a body part of a user around the wearable electronic device;
determining a control command corresponding to a combination of the at least one first touch input, the at least one second touch input, and the hovering input received at the wearable electronic device; and
controlling the wearable electronic device according to the determined control command.

US Pat. No. 10,114,496

APPARATUS FOR MEASURING COORDINATES AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A control method of an apparatus for measuring coordinates of an input by an input means, the control method comprising:displaying a user input interface;
receiving a user input on the user input interface;
detecting an increase in a distance between the input means and the apparatus for measuring the coordinates;
comparing a preset length and the distance between the input means and the apparatus for measuring the coordinates in response to the detecting of the increase in the distance;
displaying the user input interface continuously, while the input means is placed at a position corresponding to a height equal to or less than the preset length;
determining whether a hover event is completed based on a result of the comparing of the preset length and the distance between the input means and the apparatus for measuring the coordinates;
determining whether a time period of maintaining the completion of the hover event exceeds a preset time period, in response to determining that the hover event is completed; and
based on the time period exceeding the preset time period, displaying a result of recognizing the user input as text.

US Pat. No. 10,114,491

TOUCH-DISPLAY PANEL

LEADING UI Co., Ltd., An...

1. A touch-display panel comprising:an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel displaying an image through a plurality of sub-pixels; and
a touch-sensing wiring formed on the OLED panel in a mesh shape to receive a driving signal from an external device and to output a sensing signal which varies in accordance with a touch,
wherein the mesh shape comprises a wiring portion having an I-shape and a bridge portion having an X-shape, and
an edge formed at the wiring portion comprises at least one of a round slit and a slit having an X-shape formed at the bridge portion.

US Pat. No. 10,114,490

COLOR FILTER SUBSTRATE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, TOUCH SCREEN AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A color filter substrate, comprising:a transparent substrate; and
a touch screen panel pattern provided on a side of the transparent substrate, a surface of the touch screen panel pattern being provided with a plurality of concave curved faces,
wherein the plurality of concave curved faces comprise first concave curved faces and second concave curved faces, and
wherein the touch screen panel pattern comprises a plurality of touch screen panel wires, and an upper surface of each of the plurality of touch screen panel wires is formed with a plurality of the first concave curved faces arranged in an array, and side surfaces of each of the plurality of touch screen panel wires are formed with the second concave curved faces.

US Pat. No. 10,114,489

INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICE WITH A DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTABLE APPEARANCE AND FUNCTION

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A computing device comprising:an upper portion;
a main display positioned in the upper portion;
a lower portion rotatably coupled to the upper portion;
a keyboard positioned in the lower portion;
an input device positioned within the lower portion along a side of the keyboard and comprising a touch-sensitive display; and
a processor in communication with the main display and the touch-sensitive display and configured to:
cause the input device to:
dynamically display a set of virtual keys and a first set of symbols associated with the set of virtual keys;
display a second set of symbols distinct from the first set of symbols in response to the computing device changing an active software application; and
display a transition graphic during a transition between displaying the first set of symbols and the second set of symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,114,485

KEYBOARD AND TOUCHPAD AREAS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A computing device comprising:a display; and
a base including a keyboard, a first touchpad area located at a first side of the keyboard, and a second touchpad area located at a second side of the keyboard,
wherein the first and second touchpad areas are to receive a gesture made by a user and convert the gesture to an input to the computer device, and
wherein the first touchpad area includes a first predetermined section, the first predetermined section of the first touchpad area is to receive a touch from the user to turn the first touchpad area on or off independently of the second touchpad area, and
wherein the second touchpad area includes a second predetermined section, the second predetermined section of the second touchpad area is to receive a touch from the user to turn the second touchpad area on or off independently of the first touchpad area.

US Pat. No. 10,114,484

ADAPTIVE TRANSMIT VOLTAGE IN ACTIVE STYLUS

Atmel Corporation, Chand...

1. An active stylus comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit electrical signals to a device through a touch sensor of the device;
a receiver configured to receive electrical signals from the device through the touch sensor of the device; and
a controller configured to:
determine a strength of an electrical signal received by the receiver from the touch sensor of the device; and
instruct the transmitter to transmit electrical signals to the device at a voltage based at least on the determined strength of the electrical signal received by the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,114,478

CONTROL METHOD, CONTROL APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A control method, comprising:outputting a displacement value depending on a displacement amount of an input device in a case where operation is input in the input device, the operation being for a control target displayed on a display apparatus, the position of the display apparatus being specified by a first coordinate system, the position of the input device being specified by a second coordinate system;
calculating a displacement amount of the input device in the second coordinate system based on the displacement value; and
displaying the control target, the control target being moved to a position corresponding to a displacement amount in the first coordinate system by using at least one of a first transformation matrix and a second transformation matrix, the first transformation matrix transforming the displacement amount of the input device in the second coordinate system into the displacement amount in the first coordinate system when the input device is still, the second transformation matrix transforming the displacement amount of the input device in the second coordinate system into the displacement amount in the first coordinate system when the input device is moving, wherein the first transformation matrix is obtained on the basis of posture of sensors and the second transformation matrix is obtained on the basis of a 3D rotation matrix,
wherein the input device includes a shell part divided into a plurality of divisions each having a substantially same shape, a plurality of pressure sensors configured to detect force applied to each division of the shell part, and the plurality of pressure sensors is less than the plurality of divisions, and
wherein the displacement amount of the input device is determined according to an output from the pressure sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,114,472

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR KEY FUNCTION SWITCHING

RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE....

1. A first input device comprising:a communication interface configured to couple the first input device to a computing device, the computing device running an application, wherein the computing device is in communication with a second input device, the second input device comprising a key configured to trigger a first process in the application upon actuation of the key;
a button configured to trigger execution of a second process in the application upon actuation of the button; and
a switch configured to activate a re-configuration of each of the key and the button such that after the re-configuration, the key is configured to trigger a third process in the application upon actuation of the key and the button is configured to trigger a fourth process in the application upon actuation of the button;
wherein the second input device is different from the first input device;
wherein the switch of the first input device is different from the button of the first input device.

US Pat. No. 10,114,470

USING MOTION SENSING FOR CONTROLLING A DISPLAY

NAVICO HOLDINGS AS, Eger...

1. A system comprising:a controller configured to:
track, using at least one motion sensor, orientation of a user on a watercraft;
determine a direction of a cast executed by the user based on the tracked orientation of the user; and
determine one or more sonar transducers of the watercraft that are configured to capture one or more sonar images associated with the determined direction of the cast; and
a display module configured to display the one or more sonar images from the determined one or more sonar transducers based on the determined direction of the cast executed by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,114,460

VIRTUAL REALITY SENSORY CONSTRUCT

International Business Ma...

1. A tactile device for virtual reality simulations, the tactile device comprising:an outer hollow sphere;
a pliable inner hollow sphere;
a plurality of actuators, wherein the plurality of actuators physically couple the outer hollow sphere to the pliable inner hollow sphere, and wherein the plurality of actuators are configured to dynamically and physically reshape the pliable inner hollow sphere as the outer hollow sphere and the pliable inner hollow sphere rotate; and
a framework comprising a plurality of powered rollers, wherein the plurality of powered rollers:
support the outer hollow sphere, and
control a rotational speed and direction of the outer hollow sphere and the pliable inner hollow sphere.

US Pat. No. 10,114,454

VELOCITY AND DEPTH AWARE REPROJECTION

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A system for reprojection virtual images based on velocity and depth late stage reprojection, the system comprising:one or more processors and memory configured for providing computer program instructions to the one or more processors;
a reprojection engine configured to:
access a frame buffer having image data and corresponding color data, depth data, and velocity data of the image data, wherein the image data comprises stationary objects and non-stationary objects;
determine an adjustment to be made to the image data, based on motion data, depth data and velocity data, the motion data corresponding to a device associated with displaying the image data, the velocity data supports determining calculated correction distances for non-stationary objects in the image data; and
adjusting the image data based on the adjustment determined, wherein for a selected pixel from a plurality of pixels in the frame buffer:
translating and correcting an original ray extending from an original virtual camera location to a corresponding original frame buffer location to a reprojected ray extending from a translated camera location to a reprojected frame buffer location;
based on translating and correcting the original ray, determining a location at which the reprojected ray intersects a blurred depth map of the depth data; and
sampling a color of a pixel for display based upon a color in the frame buffer corresponding to the location at which the reprojected ray intersects the blurred depth map.

US Pat. No. 10,114,446

POWER MANAGEMENT FOR A GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT OR OTHER CIRCUIT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:a graphics processing unit (GPU);
a power monitor coupled to the GPU and configured to generate a power measurement representing power consumed in the GPU; and
a controller configured to:
control a duty cycle for the GPU at a current operating point to reduce an error between a target power measurement and the power measurement generated by the power monitor, wherein:
the duty cycle is a limit to a utilization of the GPU,
the utilization is a percentage of a frame time that the GPU is powered on, and
the frame time is a period of time elapsing for a display of one frame on a display device;
limit the amount of time that the GPU is powered on at the current operating point within a given frame time to at most the limit represented by the duty cycle; and
control the current operating point of the GPU responsive to the utilization.

US Pat. No. 10,114,443

THERMAL MITIGATION OF MULTI-CORE PROCESSOR

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of operating of a user equipment (UE), the UE having a processor including a plurality of cores, the plurality of cores including a first core processing a load and remaining cores, comprising:determining that a temperature of the first core is greater than a first threshold;
determining a temperature of a second core of the remaining cores in response to determining that the temperature of the first core is greater than the first threshold;
determining whether the temperature of the second core is greater than or less than a second threshold, the second threshold being less than the first threshold;
transferring at least a portion of the load of the first core to the second core in response to determining that the temperature of the first core is greater than the first threshold, the transfer of the at least the portion of the load being based on whether the temperature of the second core is greater than or less than the second threshold;
determining whether each core of the remaining cores has a temperature greater than the second threshold; and
transferring a remaining portion of the load to a set of cores of the remaining cores to share the load between the second core and the set of cores upon determining that each core of the remaining cores has the temperature greater than the second threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,114,438

DYNAMIC POWER BUDGETING IN A CHASSIS

DELL PRODUCTS, LP, Round...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a chassis controller, that no allocation of electrical power is allocated to a motherboard of a plurality of motherboards installed in a chassis during a learning phase;
identifying, by the chassis controller during the learning phase, a maximum electrical power consumption associated with the motherboard lacking the allocation of the electrical power;
assigning, by the chassis controller, a range of the electrical power to each one of the motherboards, the range of the electrical power based on the maximum electrical power consumption associated with the motherboard lacking the allocation of the electrical power during the learning phase;
comparing, by the chassis controller, samples of the electrical power periodically consumed by the each one of the motherboards to the range of the electrical power assigned to the each one of the motherboards;
confirming, by the chassis controller, the range of the electrical power assigned to a corresponding one of the motherboards in response to all the samples having values lying within the range of the electrical power;
assigning, by the chassis controller, a different range of the electrical power to the corresponding one of the motherboards in response to any of the samples having a value lying outside the range of the electrical power; and
dynamically managing, by the chassis controller, a plurality of power supply units based on ranges of the electrical power assigned to the motherboards.

US Pat. No. 10,114,385

FLUID CONTROL VALVE

HORIBA STEC, Co., Ltd., ...

1. A fluid control valve, comprising:a valve seat portion;
a valve body capable of making or breaking contact with the valve seat portion by moving in a movement direction, wherein, in a condition of breaking contact, the valve body in its entirety is displaced from being in contact with the valve seat portion;
a fluid resistance; and
an upstream-side clamping member and a downstream-side clamping member that together comprise a pair of clamping members that clamps the fluid resistance,
wherein the fluid resistance and at least one of the upstream-side clamping member and the downstream-side clamping member enclose an in-valve space in which the valve body or at least part of an actuation member that moves the valve body is housed,
wherein fluid passing through a space between the valve seat portion and the valve body passes through the fluid resistance from the in-valve space and flows outside of the fluid control valve, or the fluid passes through the fluid resistance from outside of the fluid control valve and flows into the in-valve space, and
wherein the pair of clamping members clamps the fluid resistance along the movement direction of the valve body.

US Pat. No. 10,114,383

DYNAMIC JACK REFERENCE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXTENDING VEHICLE JACKS

Flanders Electric Motor S...

1. A control system for extending at least one jack on a vehicle, comprising:a tilt sensor, the tilt sensor being configured to sense a tilt angle of the vehicle;
a jack deployment system connected to the tilt sensor, the jack deployment system being configured to extend the at least one jack;
a speed controller operatively associated with the jack deployment system and the at least one jack; and
a processor operatively associated with the tilt sensor and speed controller, the processor being configured to:
evaluate the sensed tilt angle against a desired tilt angle of the vehicle to determine if the desired tilt angle has been achieved,
produce a jack reference value using a difference between the sensed tilt angle and the desired tilt angle, if the desired tilt angle has not been achieved, and
apply the jack reference value to the speed controller, the speed controller being configured to control a speed of jack extension for the at least one jack relative to the jack reference value, the jack reference value being a percentage of maximum jack extension speed available for the at least one jack.

US Pat. No. 10,114,353

MODULAR DATA CENTER

BASELAYER TECHNOLOGY, LLC...

1. A modular data center comprising:a controller;
a data center control system configured to collect data center data associated with the modular data center via communication with one of the controller and a plurality of sensors; and
a data module connected to a power supply source, the power supply source comprising at least one of a power grid, a backup power source and a power module, wherein the power module comprises electronics equipment for conditioning and distributing power to the one or more data modules,
wherein the data module comprises:
a first enclosure defining a first internal space; and
a first sensor in the plurality of sensors, the first sensor in communication with at least one of the controller and the data center control system, and
wherein the first enclosure is configured to contain a heat exchanger configured to remove heat from air within the first enclosure of the data module, and
wherein a second sensor in the plurality of sensors in communication with the power supply source.

US Pat. No. 10,114,308

CHARGE ROLLER POSITIONING

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

14. A device comprising:a charge roller;
a photoconductor imaging plate;
at least one positioning unit for positioning at least a first end of the charge roller to a first plurality of index positions;
a current sensor, for measuring an alternating current in a circuit comprising the charge roller and the photoconductor imaging plate when the at least the first end of the charge roller is at each of the first plurality of index positions, wherein the alternating current is proportional to a capacitance between the charge roller and the photoconductor imaging plate; and
a controller for:
determining a first index position of the first plurality of index positions with a greatest change in capacitance; and
calibrating a position of the charge roller based upon the first index position.

US Pat. No. 10,114,239

WAVEPLATE LENSES AND METHODS FOR THEIR FABRICATION

Beam Engineering for Adva...

1. A method for fabricating diffractive waveplate lens of nonlinear phase modulation profile comprising:(a) providing a substrate;
(b) dispensing a photoaligning material layer over said substrate;
(c) providing a light source with wavelength in the absorption band of said photoalignment material;
(d) propagating a light beam from the light source through polarization control optics comprising a polarization converter outputting a spatially nonlinear distribution of linear polarization along a radial direction;
(e) further propagating said light beam from the light source through an optical projection system;
(f) exposing said photoaligning material layer to said light beam at the output of said optical projection system,
(g) dispensing a polymerizable liquid crystal precursor over the photoaligned material layer; and
(h) in-situ reacting said polymerizable liquid crystal to form a polymer film.

US Pat. No. 10,114,238

ACTIVELY CONTROLLABLE COLOR USING HIGH CONTRAST METASTRUCTURES

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A photonic apparatus, comprising:a high contrast metastructure (HCM) having a plurality of high index grating structures; and
a transparent flexible film coupled to said high contrast metastructure (HCM);
wherein said high index grating structures of said high contrast metastructure (HCM) are disposed on, or within, said transparent flexible film in a combination forming a photonic device; and
wherein said combination of high contrast metastructure (HCM) and said transparent flexible film are configured so that the size of low index gaps between adjacent high index grating structures changes in response to compressive strain or tensile strain which results in change of reflectance and transmission angles causing a color change in said photonic device.

US Pat. No. 10,114,233

MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR MITIGATING THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF BLUE LIGHT

BLUE LIGHT EYE PROTECTION...

1. Over the counter reading glasses comprising a first optical lens having a front face and a rear face, a second optical lens having a front face and a rear face, and a frame disposed about the first optical lens and the second optical lens;wherein the first optical lens and the second optical lens have the same optical power with a set optical center;
wherein the front face of the first optical lens and the front face of the second optical lens exhibit a maximum reflectance in the visible spectrum of from 5% to 30% reflectance at a wavelength of from 430 nm to 470 nm; and
wherein the first optical lens and the second optical lens exhibit a yellowness index of 10 or less, as measured by ASTM E313-10.

US Pat. No. 10,114,229

LENS DRIVING DEVICE AND CAMERA MODULE COMPRISING SAME

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

1. A lens driving apparatus, comprising:a housing;
a bobbin disposed in the housing;
a first coil disposed on the bobbin;
a first magnet disposed on the housing and facing the first coil;
a circuit board comprising a second coil disposed below the first magnet and facing the first magnet;
an upper elastic member disposed on an upper portion of the housing;
a first sensor detecting displacement of the bobbin;
a second magnet disposed to face the first sensor;
a second sensor detecting displacement of the housing;
a base disposed below the housing; and
a plurality of support members connecting the upper elastic member and the circuit board,
wherein the upper elastic member comprises six upper elastic members,
wherein the first sensor is electrically connected to four of the six upper elastic members,
wherein the first coil is electrically connected to two of the six upper elastic members,
wherein the housing comprises a first corner area including a first corner, and
wherein two of the plurality of support members are disposed in the first corner area.

US Pat. No. 10,114,224

DISCRETE LASER FIBER INPUTS FOR IMAGE PROJECTORS

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. An optical system, said optical system comprising:a set of light fibers, said set transmitting light from at least one light source to an integrating rod;
a plurality of light fibers, each light fiber receiving light from a light source;
a collimating lens, the collimating lens receiving light from the plurality of light fibers;
a diffuser, the diffuser receiving light from the collimating lens;
a lens assembly, the lens assembly receiving light from the diffuser; and
an optical element, the optical element providing at least one aperture to receive light from the lens assembly to input light into and transmit through an integrating rod.

US Pat. No. 10,114,218

HEAD UP DISPLAY DEVICE

NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD., ...

1. A head up display device, comprising:a display unit for emitting display light;
a first concave mirror for reflecting a first part and a second part of the display light emitted from the display unit;
a second concave mirror for reflecting the first part and the second part of the display light reflected by the first concave mirror; and
a case for housing the display unit and the first concave mirror and the second concave mirror, wherein,
the case includes a first shielding portion and a second shielding portion for blocking external light entering inside the case from outside of the case from proceeding toward the first concave mirror after the external light is reflected by the second concave mirror,
the first concave mirror has a curvature that causes a first optical path of the reflected first part of the display light and a second optical path of the reflected second part of the display light to cross each other at a focal point before reaching the second concave mirror, and
the first shielding portion and the second shielding portion extending towards each other and extending to a vicinity of the focal point allowing the first optical path and the second optical path to pass through between the first shielding portion and the second shielding portion after the first optical path and the second optical path cross each other.

US Pat. No. 10,114,214

VEHICLE HEADLIGHT ILLUMINATION APPARATUS HAVING SCANNING LASER SOURCE

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. An illumination apparatus comprising:a laser light source;
an optical deflector including,
a mirror having first and second central axes perpendicular to one another, the mirror receiving a laser beam emitted by the light source and projecting a reflected laser beam,
an inner frame supporting the mirror, and configured to rotate the mirror about the first central axis of the mirror, and
an outer frame surrounding the inner frame, and being configured to rotate the inner frame and the mirror about the second central axis, wherein the optical deflector configured to produce an illumination pattern by scanning the reflected laser beam across an output area; and
a control system including,
a light source driver configured to power the laser light source,
a mirror driver being configured to rotate the mirror about the first central axis with a first alternating-current (AC) voltage having a first frequency and a reverse phase of the first frequency, and to rotate the mirror about the second central axis with a second AC voltage having a second frequency and a reverse phase of the second frequency, and
a controller configured to control the light source driver and the mirror driver;
wherein when scanning the reflected laser beam in a rotating direction of the first central axis, the first frequency is higher than the second frequency, and a wave shape of half cycle of the second AC voltage is a non-symmetric wave shape, and wherein the second frequency is higher than 50 hertz.

US Pat. No. 10,114,208

MEDICAL OBSERVATION APPARATUS AND MEDICAL OBSERVATION SYSTEM

Sony Olympus Medical Solu...

1. A medical observation apparatus comprising:a columnar microscope configured to image a minute part of an object to be observed with magnification and thereby output an imaging signal; and
a support including
a first joint holding the microscope in a rotationally movable manner around a first axis parallel to a height direction of the microscope,
a first arm holding the first joint and extending in a direction different from the height direction of the microscope,
a second joint holding the first arm in a rotationally movable manner around a second axis orthogonal to the first axis,
a second arm holding the second joint, and
a photoelectric converter provided in an interior of the support and configured to convert the imaging signal outputted by the microscope to an optical signal and output the converted optical signal,
wherein, the first and second axes define a plane which includes a circle which contains a cross section of the microscope, a cross section of the first joint and the second joint, a cross section of the first arm and the second arm, and a center at a focus position of the microscope and passes through an end point of the first joint that is at a maximum distance from the focus position.

US Pat. No. 10,114,206

MICROSCOPY SLIDE SCANNER WITH VARIABLE MAGNIFICATION

1. An instrument for scanning a large microscope specimen, the instrument comprising a detector array that is part of an optical train to focus light from the specimen onto the detector array, the specimen being movable relative to the detector array, the optical train having an infinity corrected objective, the specimen being mounted on a support and moving relative to the detector array during scanning by a scanner, the instrument having a magnification that is adjustable using a zoom tube lens over a continuous range of magnification to enable scans of the specimen to be taken over a range of resolutions with the same infinity corrected objective, a rapid, low-resolution scan can be used to provide an index image for finding areas of interest, the magnification being increased with the same infinity corrected objective to allow the scanner to acquire a high resolution image of at least one of the areas of interest, the detector array being an area detector for scanning using Moving Specimen Image Averaging.

US Pat. No. 10,114,198

IMAGING LENS

KANTATSU CO., LTD., Toch...

1. An imaging lens comprising:a first lens group; and
a second lens group, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side,
wherein said first lens group includes a first lens having positive refractive power, a second lens having at least one aspheric surface, and a third lens having at least one aspheric surface, arranged with a space in between,
said second lens group includes a fourth lens having at least one aspheric surface, a fifth lens having negative refractive power and two aspheric surfaces, and a sixth lens having negative refractive power and two aspheric surfaces, arranged with a space in between,
said sixth lens is formed in a shape so that a curvature radius of the surface thereof on the object side is negative near an optical axis thereof, and
said first lens has a focal length f1 so that the following conditional expression is satisfied:
10

US Pat. No. 10,114,197

IMAGING LENS

KANTATSU CO., LTD., Toch...

1. An imaging lens comprising:a first lens group;
a second lens group; and
a third lens group, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side,
wherein said first lens group includes a first lens having positive refractive power, a second lens having negative refractive power, and a third lens,
said second lens group includes a fourth lens and a fifth lens,
said third lens group includes a sixth lens and a seventh lens, said seventh lens having negative refractive power,
said fourth lens has a concave surface facing the object side near an optical axis thereof,
said seventh lens has an image plane-side surface formed in an aspheric shape having at least one inflexion point, and
said fifth lens is disposed away from the sixth lens by a distance D56 on an optical axis thereof, said first lens has an Abbe's number ?d1, said second lens has an Abbe's number ?d2, and said third lens has an Abbe's number ?d3 so that the following conditional expressions are satisfied:
0.04?D56/f<0.15,
40 20 40 where f is a focal length of a whole lens system.

US Pat. No. 10,114,196

CAMERA LENS

ZHEJIANG SUNNY OPTICS CO....

1. A camera lens, comprising a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, a sixth lens and a seventh lens from an object side of the camera lens to an image side of the camera lens in turn, whereinthe first lens is of a positive focal power, an object side surface of the first lens is convex;
an object side surface of the fourth lens is concave;
the fifth lens is of a positive focal power;
the seventh lens is of a negative focal power,
wherein the camera lens further comprises an aperture stop arranged between a photographed object and the second lens,
the camera lens meets the following formula:
TTL/ImgH<2.4;
1.5 wherein TTL is a total length of the camera lens,
ImgH equals to half of a diameter of an effective pixel region at an imaging side surface,
CT1 is a central thickness of the first lens, and
CT2 is a central thickness of the second lens,
wherein the camera lens meets the following formula:
|f23/f|<12,
wherein f23 represents a combined focal length of the second lens and the third lens, and
f represents an effective focal length of the camera lens.

US Pat. No. 10,114,185

SUBMARINE OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS ARCHITECTURES

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A submarine optical fiber communications system configured to transmit optical signals within a first band of the electromagnetic spectrum dedicated for communication in a first direction, and to transmit optical signals within a second band of the electromagnetic spectrum dedicated for communication in a second direction, the first direction being different than the second direction, and the first band and the second band being different bands of an optical frequency range of the electromagnetic spectrum; andwherein the submarine optical fiber communications system includes at least a portion of a first optical fiber configured to carry optical signals within the first band of the electromagnetic spectrum dedicated for communication in the first direction, and at least the same portion of the first optical fiber is configured to carry optical signals within the second band of the electromagnetic spectrum dedicated for communication in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,114,141

SUBSURFACE RESISTIVITY MODELING WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS USING A CONDUCTIVE CASING

GroundMetrics, Inc., San...

1. A method for conducting an electromagnetic survey of subsurface targets of interest by calculating AC electromagnetic fields below an earth surface comprising:modeling the earth below the earth surface using a known distribution of electrical resistivity, or a representative approximation of the electrical resistivity distribution derived from current or historical data, to form a subsurface model;
transmitting current from a source, at least in part, along a conducting casing of a borehole to produce a primary electromagnetic field, said field being a DC electric field;
calculating the primary electromagnetic field produced by the casing to determine a casing model and then create an equivalent electromagnetic source based on the casing model;
representing the casing within the subsurface model with the equivalent electromagnetic source embedded in the subsurface model, wherein the casing is removed from the subsurface model and the equivalent electromagnetic source is located where the casing was located;
calculating the AC electromagnetic fields produced by the equivalent electromagnetic source; and
determining a depth, thickness or lateral extent of the target of interest based on the AC electromagnetic fields produced by the equivalent electromagnetic source.

US Pat. No. 10,114,131

SCINTILLATOR BASED FIBER OPTIC PLATE FOR NEUTRON IMAGING APPLICATIONS AND THE LIKE

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A scintillator based fiber optic plate for use in a neutron imaging system, comprising:a plurality of optical fiber segments disposed side-by-side adjacent to one another in a parallel array, wherein each of the plurality of optical fiber segments itself is manufactured from a scintillator core material; and
a binder material disposed between and coupling the plurality of optical fiber segments together.

US Pat. No. 10,114,080

LED LIGHTING DEVICE AND A METHOD TO VERIFY ITS LIFESPAN

ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTIN...

1. An LED lighting device, comprising:an LED module configured to emit light;
an LED driver configured to supply power and drive the LED module;
a micro controller unit (MCU) module that is connected to the LED driver and configured to measure an operation time of the LED lighting device;
a display module that is connected to the MCU module and configured to receive the operation time sent from the MCU module and display the operation time; and
a power supply module configured to supply power to the MCU module and the display module, wherein:
the MCU module is further configured to:
detect an output voltage of the LED driver,
determine whether the LED driver is working by comparing the detected output voltage with a threshold voltage,
determine that the LED driver is working when the detected output voltage is greater than the threshold voltage,
trigger an embedded timer to start accumulating the operation time when the LED driver is determined to be working, and
stop accumulating the operation time when the LED driver is determined to be not working.

US Pat. No. 10,114,064

ERROR DETECTION DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An abnormality detection device comprising:a coupling capacitor including:
a first end; and
a second end to be coupled with a high-voltage circuit;
a signal output unit which outputs an alternating-current inspection signal, the signal output unit being coupled with the first end of the coupling capacitor via a detection resistor;
a signal extraction unit which extracts the inspection signal as an extraction signal, the inspection signal being output between the detection resistor and the coupling capacitor; and
a signal input unit which receives the extraction signal and detects an abnormality of insulation resistance of the high-voltage circuit based on a level of the received extraction signal,
wherein the signal extraction unit includes:
a signal removing filter which removes a signal equal in frequency to the inspection signal, and passes, through the signal removing filter, a low-frequency noise lower in frequency than the inspection signal; and
a subtraction circuit which outputs a differential signal as the extraction signal, the differential signal being a difference between a signal having been passed through the signal removing filter and a signal not having been passed through the signal removing filter, and
wherein the signal removing filter is a low-pass filter which removes the signal equal in frequency to the inspection signal and passes the low-frequency noise through the signal removing filter.

US Pat. No. 10,114,059

DEVICE FOR DETECTING WELDING OF RELAY

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A relay welding detection apparatus that detects welding of a relay provided to a charging path extending from an external power supply to a storage battery, the external power supply including an electrical leakage detection section, wherein:the charging path comprises a positive-terminal-side power line and a negative-terminal-side power line,
the relay comprises a power-supply-side relay provided on the positive-terminal-side power line and a ground-side relay provided on the negative-terminal-side power line,
the electrical leakage detection section detects electrical leakage when the power-supply-side relay and the ground-side relay are turned off, and
the relay welding detection apparatus comprises:
a detection circuit that is provided on a path connecting a portion of the positive-terminal-side power line that extends from the power-supply-side relay toward the external power supply and a portion of the negative-terminal-side power line that extends from the ground-side relay toward the external power supply; and
a connection interrupting circuit that is provided on the path connecting the portion of the positive-terminal-side power line that extends from the power-supply-side relay toward the external power supply and the portion of the negative-terminal-side power line that extends from the ground-side relay toward the external power supply, the connection interrupting circuit being provided in series with the detection circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,114,006

SELF-DIAGNOSIS METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING RESULTS FROM BLOOD ANALYZERS

Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medi...

1. A method for self-diagnosis of measurement results of a blood sample from a blood analyzer comprising an acquisition driver and a pipeline, the method comprising:flowing the blood sample from a sample tube through the pipeline to the acquisition driver for a sample acquisition;
detecting changes with time in an optical transmittance of the blood sample in the pipeline by using a photoelectric sensor during the sample acquisition;
generating an acquisition transmittance curve according to the changes versus time in the optical transmittance of the blood sample; and
determining whether there is an anomaly in the acquisition process according to the acquisition transmittance curve.

US Pat. No. 10,113,999

METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR DETECTING A SUBSTANCE

CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG K...

1. A device for detecting a substance comprising:a light source arranged to emit a light signal through a sample cell, wherein the sample cell is arranged to temporally house a sample compound having a portion of the substance; and
an optical processing module arranged to detect the light signal emitted through the sample cell to identify physical attributes of the light signal altered by the sample compound at multiple wavelengths, the light signal is at least partially absorbed by the sample compound in the sample cell;
wherein the physical attributes of the light signal altered by the sample compound are processed by fitting the physical attributes at the multiple wavelengths to a reference absorption spectrum of the substance so as to detect the substance within the sample compound; and wherein the optical processing module includes a light sensor and a micro-electric-mechanical-system arranged to enable the light sensor to detect the physical attributes of the altered light signal at the multiple wavelengths; and
wherein the optical processing module is further arranged to process the detected physical attributes using an iterative retrieval process so as to correct a non-linear effect of the light signal altered by the sample compound in a dispersive infrared spectroscopy measurement process; the iterative retrieval process includes:
a convolution process of high resolution cross sections with an instrument spectral resolution of the optical processing module; and
a second order polynomial in a fitting process between a measured absorption spectrum and a reference absorption spectrum of the sample compound; wherein the fitting process is carried out using a modified absorption cross section represented by:

 where L represents a distance that the light signal passes through the sample compound, c represents a concentration of the sample compound, and F represents an instrument function associated with an influence of the instrument on the spectra including the sampling process.

US Pat. No. 10,113,961

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR QUANTITIVE PHASE TOMOGRAPHY THROUGH LINEAR SCANNING WITH COHERENT AND NON-COHERENT DETECTION

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. An apparatus for performing quantitative phase tomography on a specimen, comprising:an illumination source for providing an illuminating beam;
a condenser lens having an optical axis direction arranged to transform the illuminating beam into a convergent illuminating beam;
a microscope objective arranged to collect a beam that is back-scattered by the specimen, the illumination source arranged to illuminate the specimen from a same side as the beam collected by the microscope objective; and
a wave front analyzer for analyzing a wave field amplitude and phase of the beam back-scattered by the specimen, the wave front analyzer including,
an array sensor for measuring an intensity of the beam back-scattered by the specimen and collected by the microscope objective, and outputting a measurement signal,
a displacement device to move the specimen in a plane normal to the optical axis direction, and
a processing device configured to process the measurement signal output by the array sensor to deliver quantitative phase tomography images representing the specimen in three dimensions based on the beam back-scattered by the specimen, and to provide quantitative values of a refractive index distribution.

US Pat. No. 10,113,891

FLOW RATE MEASUREMENT DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A flow rate measurement device, comprising:a measurement channel;
a pair of hole portions each being in communication with the measurement channel;
a pair of ultrasonic transceivers disposed across the pair of hole portions from the measurement channel;
a propagation time measurer which measures a propagation time between the pair of ultrasonic transceivers;
a flow rate calculator which calculates a flow rate based on a flow velocity determined from the propagation time measured by the propagation time measurer; and
a turbulence reduction component disposed between the pair of hole portions and the measurement channel and having a pair of opening portions at positions corresponding to the pair of hole portions, wherein
the pair of opening portions of the turbulence reduction component each have frame pieces which are substantially identical in width.

US Pat. No. 10,113,873

WHOLE ANGLE MEMS GYROSCOPE

THE CHARLES STARK DRAPER ...

1. A gyroscope comprising:a central anchor;
a plurality of internal flexures;
a plurality of masses configured to vibrate in a first vibratory mode and a second vibratory mode, each mass coupled to the central anchor via at least one of the plurality of internal flexures and configured to translate in a plane of the gyroscope;
a plurality of mass-to-mass couplers, each mass-to-mass coupler coupled between two adjacent masses of the plurality of masses; and
a plurality of transducers configured to drive the plurality of masses and sense motion of the plurality of masses;
wherein the plurality of transducers is configured to drive the plurality of masses in at least the first vibratory mode and the second vibratory mode.

US Pat. No. 10,113,818

BIMETALLIC FIN WITH THEMO-ADJUSTING TURBULATION FEATURE

GARRETT TRANSPORTATION I ...

1. An oil cooler, comprising:a cooler core having an oil fin;
wherein the oil fin includes a fin element;
wherein the fin element includes a moveable window that provides an opening from one side of the fin element through and to an opposite side of the fin element;
wherein the moveable window includes a window base that divides the opening, a first flap attached on one side of the window base, and a second flap attached on an opposite side of the window base;
wherein the first and second flaps move between a closed position and an open position;
wherein, when the first and second flaps move to the open position, the first and second flaps move towards one another.

US Pat. No. 10,113,814

DOUBLE DIMPLE PATTERN HEAT EXCHANGER

1. A heat exchanger comprising a plurality of heat exchanger plates, wherein each of the heat exchanger plates comprises a plurality of dimples, wherein the plurality of dimples comprise tops and bottoms, wherein the dimple tops of at least one heat exchanger plate are aligned with and connected to the dimple bottoms of a first neighboring heat exchanger plate and the dimple bottoms of the at least one heat exchanger plate are aligned with and connected to the dimple tops of a second neighboring heat exchanger plate, wherein at least part of the dimples are connected to at least one adjacent dimple by a wall section, wherein at least some of the wall sections have the same height as the dimples forming closed dimple pairs and the at least some of the wall sections of the at least one heat exchanger plate are in contact with corresponding wall sections of the first and second neighboring heat exchanger plates to completely block a fluid path where the closed dimple pairs meet, wherein the connection between the dimple tops of the at least one heat exchanger plate and the dimple bottoms of the first neighboring heat exchanger plate keeps the at least one heat exchanger plate and the first neighboring heat exchanger plate spaced apart to form a first flow path therebetween, wherein the connection between the dimple bottoms of the at least one heat exchanger plate and the dimple tops of the second neighboring heat exchanger plate keeps the at least one heat exchanger plate and the second neighboring heat exchanger plate spaced apart to form a second flow path therebetween, and wherein the wall sections together with the adjacent dimples connected by the wall sections form a pattern of closed barriers within the first and second flow paths directing fluid flow across a plane of the at least one heat exchanger plate, wherein at least some of the wall sections protrude in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the heat exchanger plate to a lower height than the dimples.

US Pat. No. 10,113,812

HEAT EXCHANGER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

4. The heat exchanger according to claim 1, wherein the louvers are identical with one another in regard to a louver side-end angle between the side end and the planar portion regardless of the louver height.

US Pat. No. 10,113,811

TUBE FOR HEAT EXCHANGER

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon-S...

1. An elongate tube for a heat exchanger, the tube comprising:a first end and a second end for connection to, respectively, a first header and a second header of the heat exchanger;
an outer wall encompassing an internal volume, the internal volume providing at least two channels for carrying a heat exchange fluid a length of the tube between the first header and the second header; and
at least one seam in the outer wall extending the length of the tube, the at least one seam including a pair of opposed flanges, the flanges extending into the internal volume to divide the internal volume into the at least two channels, the outer wall joined together along the at least one seam, wherein the tube has proximate the first end a first end region and proximate the second end a second end region, and between the first end region and the second end region an intermediate region, the tube being flattened along substantially all of the length such that the flanges divide the internal volume into at least two flattened lobes, each of the at least two lobes including one of the at least two channels and each of the at least two lobes extending laterally away from the flanges relative to the length of the tube, and the at least two lobes flatter in the intermediate region than the at least two lobes in at least one of the first end region and the second end region, wherein each of the at least two lobes includes a proximal portion formed proximate the flanges and a distal portion formed laterally outwardly of the proximal portion with respect to the flanges, wherein each of the at least two lobes is substantially flat and a lower section of the at least two lobes is substantially parallel to an upper section of the at least two lobes in the proximal portion, and wherein the flanges have a bending portion contacting a portion of the outer wall opposite the at least one seam, wherein a width of the distal portion of each of the at least two lobes in the first end region is greater than a width of the distal portion of each of the at least two lobes in the intermediate region and wherein a width of the distal portion of each of the at least two lobes in the first end region is greater than a width of the proximal portion of each of the at least two lobes in the first end region.

US Pat. No. 10,113,805

SYSTEMS FOR RECOVERY AND RE-USE OF WASTE ENERGY IN HYDROCRACKING-BASED CONFIGURATION FOR INTEGRATED CRUDE OIL REFINING AND AROMATICS COMPLEX

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of oil refining plants in a crude oil refining facility, each oil refining plant configured to perform at least one oil refining process, wherein a plurality of streams at respective temperatures flow between the plurality of oil refining plants;
a flow control system configured to:
flow a first plurality of streams from a first subset of the plurality of oil refining plants to a plurality of heat exchangers, wherein the first subset comprises a naphtha hydrotreating plant, a gas separation plant, an amine regeneration plant, a sulfur recovery plant, a sour water stripper plant, and an aromatics plant which comprises an aromatics plant xylene products separation unit and an aromatics complex benzene extraction unit, wherein the plurality of first streams comprises a sulfur recovery plant amine regeneration unit stripper bottom stream in the sulfur recovery plant, a raffinate splitter bottoms stream in the aromatics complex benzene extraction unit, an acid gas regenerator bottoms stream in the amine regeneration plant, a sour water stripper bottoms stream in the sour water stripper plant, a benzene column bottoms stream in the aromatics complex benzene extraction unit, a C3/C4 stripper bottom stream in the gas separation plant, and a de-ethanizer bottoms stream in the gas separation plant, and
flow a second plurality of streams from a second subset of the plurality of oil refining plants to the plurality of heat exchangers; and
the plurality of heat exchangers configured to transfer heat from the first plurality of streams to the second plurality of streams, wherein the second subset comprises a hydrogen plant, a diesel hydrotreating plant, and hydrocracking plant, wherein the second plurality of streams comprises a kerosene pumparound stream in the hydrocracking plant, a kerosene product stream in the diesel hydrotreating plant, a diesel stripper overheads stream in the diesel hydrotreating plant, a stripper bottom product stream in the diesel hydrotreating plant, a diesel stripper bottoms stream in the diesel hydrotreating plant, and a low temperature shift converter steam in the hydrogen plant.

US Pat. No. 10,113,793

CRYOCOOLER-BASED GAS SCRUBBER

QUANTUM DESIGN INTERNATIO...

1. A cryocooler-based gas scrubber, comprising:a Dewar having a first shell nested within a second shell and a volume therebetween being substantially evacuated of air to form an insulated container, the Dewar comprising at least one well extending from a bottom end to a top end defining an interior volume of the Dewar;
a gas input port connected to the interior volume of the Dewar, arranged so that a gas entering said Dewar can fill said interior volume;
a cryocooler having a cooling portion extending within the interior volume of the Dewar; and
a filter assembly disposed within the interior volume of the Dewar, coaxially aligned with the cyrocooler, and downstream of the cryocooler such that the gas flows past the cryocooler before entering the filter assembly;
a counter-flow heat exchanger coupled to, and downstream of, the filter assembly for warming the gas to near ambient temperature prior to delivering to an outlet;
the gas scrubber being configured to:
cool an input flow of cryogen gas sufficiently to cause coalescing of impurities within the input gas flow and
filter the coalesced impurities at the filter assembly for delivering purified cryogen gas.

US Pat. No. 10,113,787

DOOR TRAY FOR A DOMESTIC REFRIGERATION APPLIANCE WITH A SPECIFIC BASE BODY AND A SEPARATE ADD-ON PART AS WELL AS A DOMESTIC REFRIGERATION APPLIANCE

BSH Hausgeraete GmbH, Mu...

1. A door tray for a domestic refrigeration appliance, the door tray comprising:a base body for holding stored goods, said base body defining a forward direction, and said base body including a rear wall, an upper bracket oriented in said forward direction and facing away from said rear wall and a lower bracket disposed at a distance from said upper bracket, oriented in said forward direction and facing away from said rear wall;
at least one of said upper bracket or said lower bracket having a U-shaped extent defined by a center arm with a longitudinal extent in a longitudinal direction of said rear wall and by a respective bracket segment at each end of said center arm, each directed toward said rear wall; and
an add-on part being separate from said base body, said add-on part being fastened to at least one of said upper bracket or said lower bracket of said base body.

US Pat. No. 10,113,779

EXPANSION VALVE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An expansion valve comprising:an expansion unit that has a diaphragm expanding in an axial direction of a uniaxial center, and an enclosing space forming member stacked with the diaphragm in the axial direction, the enclosing space forming member defining a fluid enclosing space, in which an enclosed fluid is sealed, between the diaphragm and the enclosing space forming member in the axial direction;
a flow channel forming portion that defines a first flow channel through which a flowing fluid flows, the first flow channel having a decompressing flow channel to decompress the flowing fluid;
a valve body that selectively opens and closes the decompressing flow channel;
a pressing portion that is fixed to the flow channel forming portion, the diaphragm being pressed against the pressing portion in the axial direction when the diaphragm expands in the axial direction; and
a displacement transmitting portion that transmits displacement of the enclosing space forming member along the axial direction to the valve body, the displacement transmitting portion selectively increasing and decreasing an opening degree of the valve body, wherein
the enclosing space forming member is displaced away from the pressing portion as the diaphragm outwardly expands in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,113,776

PACKAGED TERMINAL AIR CONDITIONER UNIT

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A packaged terminal air conditioner unit, comprising:a casing extending between an exterior side portion and an interior side portion;
a compressor positioned within the casing, the compressor operable to compress a refrigerant;
an exterior coil positioned within the casing at the exterior side portion of the casing;
a primary interior coil positioned within the casing at the interior side portion of the casing;
a secondary interior coil positioned within the casing at the interior side portion of the casing;
a reversing valve positioned within the casing, the reversing valve being in fluid communication with the compressor in order to receive compressed refrigerant from the compressor and selectively direct the compressed refrigerant from the compressor;
an ejector configured for combining two or more streams of refrigerant;
a primary loop having a first portion extending between the reversing valve and the exterior coil, a second portion extending between the exterior coil and the ejector, a third portion extending between the ejector and the primary interior coil, and a fourth portion extending between the primary interior coil and the reversing valve;
an auxiliary loop conduit having a first portion extending between the third portion of the primary loop and the secondary interior coil, a second portion extending between the secondary interior coil and the second portion of the primary loop, and a third portion extending between the secondary interior coil and the ejector; and
a check valve coupled to the second portion of the auxiliary loop conduit to prevent refrigerant from flowing from the exterior coil into the secondary interior coil.

US Pat. No. 10,113,768

INSULATED PANEL ASSEMBLY

MITEK HOLDINGS, INC., Wi...

1. An insulated panel assembly for use in forming an air handling enclosure, the insulated panel assembly comprising:a first panel member having a base portion, first and second side portions projecting transversely from the base portion, and first and second side mounting flanges extending projecting transversely from the respective first and second side portions;
a second panel member having a base portion, first and second side portions projecting transversely from the base portion, and first and second side mounting flanges projecting transversely from the respective first and second side portions; and
a double-sided adhesive strip attaching the first and second side mounting flanges of the first panel member to the respective first and second side mounting flanges of the second panel member, the first and second panel members being arranged with respect to each other so that at least a portion of the second panel member extends beyond a corresponding portion of the first panel member;
the first and second panel members defining and fully enclosing a cavity, the insulated panel assembly further comprising a thermally insulating core disposed in the cavity, a portion of the thermally insulated core extending laterally beyond the first side portion of the first panel member;
wherein the insulated panel assembly is constructed to be arranged in a side-by-side, overlapping relationship with another insulated panel assembly having the same construction for use in forming a wall of the air handling enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,113,741

CANDLE WITH EMBEDDED ITEM AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING AND SELLING SAME

DIAMOND CANDLES, LLC, Du...

1. A set of candles having prizes embedded therein, wherein the set of candles comprises:a plurality of candles, each separate one from the others and each candle having a body composed at least partially of wax; and
a pair of prizes embedded in the body of each candle and wherein at least one of the pair of prizes in each candle is contained within a protective wrapper of metal foil and at least one of the pair of prizes in each candle has a variable monetary value across the set of candles.

US Pat. No. 10,113,718

RETROFIT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REPLACING LINEAR FLUORESCENT LAMP WITH LED MODULES

General LED Opco, LLC, S...

1. A system for replacing linear fluorescent lamps with light emitting diode (LED) modules in a cabinet sign, said cabinet sign being previously constructed and arranged for mounting linear fluorescent lamps in fluorescent lamp sockets, said system comprising:a) an extruded hollow LED module support structure having a first end and a second end, said extruded hollow LED module support structure being hollow from said first end to said second end, and wherein a cross section of said extruded hollow LED module support structure is a square;
b) two or more LED modules mounted to one exterior side of said extruded hollow LED module support structure, wherein said two or more LED modules are mounted using at least one of an adhesive or one or more threaded fasteners;
c) wires for electrically connecting said two or more LED modules one to another, said wires being positioned between each of said two or more LED modules such that said wires exit from an end of a first of said two or more LED modules and enter an opposing end of a second of said two or more LED modules, wherein said wires provide electrical energy to said two or more LED modules;
d) each of said two or more LED modules comprising:
1) a LED module housing with one or more LEDs, said LED module housing comprising two openings positioned on each end of said LED module housing, wherein said wires enter said LED module housing through said two openings;
2) a lens positioned over each of said one or more LEDs; and
3) at least one mounting hole for receiving said one or more threaded fasteners; and
e) each of said first end and said second end of said extruded hollow LED module support structure having an opening therein, said opening comprising a square central opening, wherein said square central opening is sized to fit around a protrusion within an interior portion of the fluorescent lamp sockets, thereby enabling said extruded hollow LED module support structure to be supported by the fluorescent lamp sockets within the cabinet sign.

US Pat. No. 10,113,716

LED LUMINAIRE WITH MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR LED CIRCUIT BOARD

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A luminaire comprising:a reflector having two opposing ends and a channel-receiving portion, the channel-receiving portion extending between the two opposing ends and comprising reflector clips in the channel-receiving portion;
a channel comprising opposing side edges each having a length, the channel further comprising clip apertures and side channel tabs, wherein the side channel tabs extend a distance along the length of the opposing side edges of the channel and extend upwardly from the channel, the channel mounted on the reflector such that the reflector clips are engaged with the channel through the clip apertures;
a first printed circuit board (PCB) mounted on the channel by positioning opposing side edges of the first PCB under the side channel tabs, the opposing side edges of the first PCB each having a length and notches extending a distance along the length of the opposing side edges of the first PCB, wherein the distance of one of the notches on the first PCB is at least as great as the distance of one of the side channel tabs on the channel such that the notches on the first PCB can receive the side channel tabs;
a second PCB, wherein the channel further comprises center tabs and end tabs, the center tabs between the end tabs, wherein the first PCB is mounted on the channel between a one of the end tabs and a one of the center tabs, wherein the second PCB is mounted on the channel between a second of the end tabs and a second of the center tabs, and wherein the center tabs define a wire pathway between the center tabs, and wherein the wire pathway is dimensioned to accommodate at least one wire of the luminaire; and
a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) provided on the first PCB.

US Pat. No. 10,113,709

ELONGATE MULTIPARTITE LENS ARRANGEMENT AND LUMINAIRE COMPRISING SUCH A LENS ARRANGEMENT

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH, ...

1. An elongate multipartite lens arrangement for luminaires (L) for influencing light emitted by an illuminant comprising:a first elongate optical element comprising a first longitudinal axis (L2) and at least one second elongate optical element comprising a second longitudinal axis (L3), which second elongate optical element is disposed downstream of the first optical element in a light-guiding direction and provided separately from the first optical element,
wherein at least the first optical element has at least one defined light-entrance region, provided along the first longitudinal axis (L2), for introducing light of the illuminant into the lens arrangement
wherein the second optical element, for the purposes of guiding light of the lens arrangement, optically interacts with the first optical element in order to continue the light guidance of the first optical element,
wherein the light-entrance region is embodied as a recess for receiving the illuminants, and
wherein the first optical element has a grid or lattice forming the light-entrance regions, and at least one illuminant is assignable to each light-entrance region.

US Pat. No. 10,113,699

LED BULB HAVING LIGHT GUIDE BODY

Changzhou Fuxing Electric...

1. An LED bulb having a light guide body, comprising a bulb holder, a bulb shell, a luminous body, a power source, a connector, and a light guide body; whereinthe connector is fixedly connected to the bulb holder;
the bulb shell is fixed on the connector;
the luminous body and the power source are located in the bulb holder;
the luminous body and the power source are connected by using a wire;
a lower end of the light guide body is plugged with the connector;
a bottom of the light guide body is in contact with the luminous body;
the light guide body has an opening at the top;
a contour line of the opening has a wavy shape; and
the light guide body is engraved with glyphs.

US Pat. No. 10,113,691

STABILISING DEVICE

SAFETRAY PRODUCTS LIMITED...

1. A stabilising device for a portable computing device, the stabilising device comprising:a base plate configured to be mounted on the portable computing device and rotatable relative to the portable computing device;
a unitary finger support member;
a first spacer element connected to the unitary finger support member and to the base plate; and
a second spacer element connected to the unitary finger support member and to the base plate;
wherein, the unitary finger support member is moveable between a closed position in which the unitary finger support member is substantially flush with the base plate and an open position in which the unitary finger support member is spaced from the base plate such that a user can insert at least one unitary finger between the base plate and the unitary finger support member.

US Pat. No. 10,113,679

FLUID LINER WEAR INDICATOR FOR SUCTION MANIFOLD OF RECIPROCATING PUMP ASSEMBLY

S.P.M. FLOW CONTROL, INC....

1. A manifold through which a fluid is adapted to flow, the manifold comprising:an elongated member at least partially defining a fluid chamber through which the fluid is adapted to flow, a longitudinal axis, and an interior surface, the elongated member comprising: one or more inlets via which the fluid flows into the fluid chamber; and one or more outlets via which the fluid flows out of the fluid chamber;
a fluid liner disposed within the fluid chamber and adapted to dynamically respond to pressure fluctuations within the fluid chamber as the fluid flows therethrough, the fluid liner being subject to at least one of wear and erosion due to the flow of the fluid therethrough and the dynamic response of the fluid liner to the pressure fluctuations; and
a wear indicator positioned radially between the interior surface of the elongated member and the longitudinal axis, the wear indicator comprising a wear groove formed in the fluid liner and devoid of any component of the manifold;
wherein the wear indicator is adapted to indicate the degree to which the fluid liner has been subjected to the at least one of wear and erosion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,659

FRICTION-WELDED PIPE REPAIR

Forge Tech, Inc., Kemah,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a curved structure having an exterior surface, having an interior surface and having a defect;
a gasket positioned over the defect in the curved structure, the gasket having a length, a width and a thickness;
a rigid patch positioned over the gasket, the rigid patch having a length, a width and a thickness, the length of the rigid patch being greater than the length of the gasket, the width of the rigid patch being greater than the width of the gasket; and
a plurality of studs and nuts positioned near an outer perimeter of the rigid patch, the plurality of studs being friction welded to the exterior surface of the curved structure.

US Pat. No. 10,113,639

TRANSMISSION WITH L1-L2 SHIFT METHOD WHILE ENGINE BRAKING

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A transmission for use with an engine, the transmission comprising:a stationary member;
an input member connectable to the engine;
a plurality of gear sets each having a plurality of nodes, including a ring gear, a sun gear, and a carrier member;
a first clutch that, when applied, connects a node of one of the gear sets to the stationary member to establish a 1st gear low (L1) mode;
a second clutch that, when applied, connects a node of another one of the gear sets to the stationary member to establish a 2nd gear low (L2) mode;
a selectable one-way clutch (SOWC) connected between nodes of two of the gear sets; and
a controller programmed, in response to a requested shift from the L1 mode to the L2 mode during an engine braking maneuver, to release the first clutch and thereby enter a neutral mode of the transmission, release the SOWC when a slip level across the first clutch exceeds a first calibrated slip threshold, reapply the first clutch when a slip level of the SOWC exceeds a second calibrated slip threshold to thereby enter a 1st gear freewheeling mode, and apply the second clutch to enter the L2 mode and resume the engine braking maneuver.

US Pat. No. 10,113,512

GAS MIXER FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

Caterpillar Energy Soluti...

1. A gas mixer for mixing gaseous fuel and air for an internal combustion engine, the gas mixer comprising:a housing defining an air path for mixing the gaseous fuel and the air within the air path, the housing comprising a narrowed portion;
a displacement body axially displaceable and coaxially arranged within the air path, the displacement body and the housing defining an air passage disposed at the narrowed portion;
a fuel inlet fluidly connected to the air passage and configured to supply gaseous fuel to the air passage; and
an adjusting unit disposed at least partially within the air path and connected to the displacement body, the adjusting unit being configured to axially displace the displacement body,
wherein the housing comprises a first pipe section and a second pipe section inserted into the first pipe section, the first pipe section and the second pipe section defining a circumferential gap between each other, the circumferential gap being fluidly connected to the air passage for providing gaseous fuel into the air path and
wherein the second pipe section is axially displaceable by the adjusting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,113,463

REMOTE FLUID SUPPLY FOR AN ENGINE

Clark Equipment Company, ...

1. A system comprising:a first diesel engine operable to drive a first device;
a first diesel exhaust fluid (“DEF”) tank associated with the first engine and operable to provide DEF to the first diesel engine during operation;
a second diesel engine operable to drive a second device;
a second DEF tank associated with the second engine and operable to provide DEF to the second diesel engine during operation;
an external DEF tank arranged to contain a quantity of DEF that is coupled to the first DEF tank and the second DEF tank and operable to selectively deliver DEF from the external DEF tank to each of the first DEF tank and the second DEF tank;
a manifold including an inlet fluidly connected to the external DEF tank, a first outlet fluidly connected to the first DEF tank, and a second outlet fluidly connected to the second DEF tank;
a first valve associated with the first outlet, the first valve configured to move between a closed position in which no DEF flows through the first outlet and an open position in which DEF flows through the first outlet; and
a second valve associated with the second outlet, the second valve configured to move between a closed position in which no DEF flows through the second outlet and an open position in which DEF flows through the second outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,113,342

LATCH ASSEMBLY

INTEVA PRODUCTS, LLC, Tr...

1. A latch assembly, comprising:a chassis;
a latch bolt, movably mounted to the chassis for movement between a closed position for retaining a striker in the latch assembly and an open position for releasing the striker from the latch assembly;
a pawl rotatably mounted to the latch assembly via a pawl pivot pin for rotation between an engaged position wherein the pawl retains the latch bolt in the closed position and a disengaged position wherein the pawl is disengaged from the latch holt such that the latch can move to the open position; and
wherein the pawl rotates about and contacts a surface of the pawl pivot pin, the surface of the pawl pivot pin including a first arcuate portion and a second arcuate portion, wherein a radius of the first arcuate portion is smaller than a radius of the second arcuate portion such that friction between the pawl and the pawl pivot pin is reduced during rotation of the pawl about the pawl pivot pin.

US Pat. No. 10,113,275

SELF-PROPELLED GROUND MILLING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR WORKING ON A TRAFFIC SURFACE

Wirtgen GmbH, (DE)

1. A method for working a traffic surface using a self-propelled ground milling machine, wherein the machine comprises a working roller arranged in a roller housing, a hold-down device which is height-adjustable with respect to the traffic surface being arranged upstream of the working roller in a working direction, and one or more sensors, the method comprising:detecting, via the one or more sensors, a physical variable characteristic of disruption to an operating process, wherein a compressive force is applied counter to a force exerted by a weight of the hold-down device by fragments broken off from the traffic surface; and
upon detecting the disruption to the operating process, automatically applying a contact pressure to the hold-down device, said contact pressure directed counter to the compressive force applied by the fragments.

US Pat. No. 10,113,109

OXO- AND HYDROXO-BASED COMPOSITE INORGANIC LIGANDS FOR QUANTUM DOTS

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A particulate luminescent material comprising quantum dots with a capping agent coordinating to the quantum dots, wherein the capping agent comprises a zincate ion (Zn(OH)42?), and the particulate luminescent material comprises particles having an inorganic matrix hosting the quantum dots with inorganic capping agents.

US Pat. No. 10,113,037

SILICONE SURFACTANT, W/O EMULSION COMPOSITION, POWDER COMPOSITION, AND COSMETIC/MEDICAL APPLICATION THEREOF

DOW CORNING TORAY CO., LT...

1. A silicone surfactant comprising a co-modified organopolysiloxane represented by the following general formula (1):
wherein
R1 is a monovalent hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 30 carbons, or is a hydrogen atom;
R2 is a straight or branched monovalent hydrocarbon group having from 6 to 30 carbons;
Q is a hydrophilic group consisting of a polyoxyalkylene group represented by structural formula (2):
—(C2H4O)r—(C3H6O)s—R3
wherein
R3 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having from 1 to 4 carbons,
r is a number in a range of 0 to 100,
s is a number in a range of 0 to 50, and
r+s is a number in a range of 3 to 100;
R is a group selected from R1, R2, and Q;
provided that, when n3=0, at least one R is Q;
(n1+n2+n3) is a number in a range of 40 to 75;
n1 is a number in a range of 1 to 65;
n2 is a number in a range of 1 to 20; and
n3 is a number in a range of 0 to 5.

US Pat. No. 10,113,017

POLYETHYLENE COMPOSITION HAVING HIGH STRESS CRACKING RESISTANCE

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A polyethylene composition comprising:A) a polyethylene having the properties of
1) density from about 0.930 to about 0.945 g/cm3 determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.;
2) a ratio of MIF/MIP from about 10 to less than about 30, where MIF is the melt flow index at 190° C. with a load of 21.60 kg, and MIP is the melt flow index at 190° C. with a load of 5 kg, both determined according to ISO 1133;
3) a MIF from about 3 to about 25 g/10 min;
4) a Mz equal to or greater than 1,500,000 g/mol, measured by GPC-MALLS (Gel Permeation Chromatography coupled with Multi-angle laser-light scattering); and
5) a long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or lower than about 0.55 at a molecular weight of 1,000,000 g/mol,
wherein LCBI is the ratio of the measured mean-square radius of gyration Rg, measured by GPC-MALLS, to the mean-square radius of gyration for a linear PE having the same molecular weight.

US Pat. No. 10,112,903

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

ALKERMES PHARMA IRELAND L...

1. A compound having the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,901

METHOD FOR PREPARING DABIGATRAN ETEXILATE INTERMEDIATE, AND INTERMEDIATE COMPOUND

SHANGHAI INSTITUTE OF PHA...

1. A preparation method of a dabigatran etexilate intermediate 4, comprising: reacting a compound 3 with a C1-C3 alkyl alcohol solution of methylamine in an organic solvent, wherein the organic solvent is a erotic organic solvent or an aprotic organic solvent; and
wherein, X=chlorine, bromine, or iodine.

US Pat. No. 10,112,896

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING DISSYMMETRIC SULFOETHER

SOOCHOW UNIVERSITY, Suzh...

1. A method for synthesizing dissymmetric sulfoether, comprising:a) under the condition of tetrabutylammonium halide catalysis, compounds having a structure of formula (I), compounds having a structure of formula (II) and salts having sulfur and oxygen are reacted in a solvent to give dissymmetric sulfoether having a structure of formula (III);

wherein, R1 is selected from phenyl, substituted phenyl, naphthyl, substituted naphthyl, thienyl or substituted thienyl; R2 is selected from hydrogen, phenyl, substituted phenyl, naphthyl, substituted naphthyl, thienyl or substituted thienyl; or R1, R2 form fluorene ring or thioxanthone ring with the C to which it is attached;
R3 is selected from hydrogen or alkyl;
R4 is selected from hydrogen, phenyl, substituted phenyl, naphthyl, substituted naphthyl, thienyl or substituted thienyl; R5 is selected from hydrogen; or R4, R5 form fluorene ring or thioxanthone ring with the C to which it is attached;
R6 is selected from C1˜C30 alkyl, cyano-substituted C1˜C20 alkyl, cyano-substituted C1˜C20 benzyl, C1˜C5 alkyl-substituted benzyl, halogen-substituted benzyl, fluorenyl and any of the structural substituents represented in formulas (a-1)˜(a-9):
in formulas (a-4)˜(a-9), m1, m2, m3, n, q, p1, p2, r1, r2 and e are integer from 0 to 5, respectively;X is selected from Cl, Br or I;
said salts having sulfur and oxygen include sodium thiosulfate and/or sodium sulfite.

US Pat. No. 10,112,893

GUANIDINIUM COMPOUNDS

NUtech Ventures, Lincoln...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein:
G is -L-NH—C(—NH2)(?NH2)Y;
R is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6 alkyl and C1-C6 alkyloxy;
X is optionally substituted aryl;
Y is absent or is an anion selected from the group consisting of bicarbonate, halide, aryl carboxylate, alkyl carboxylate, phosphate, phosphonate, phosphonite, azide, thiocyanate, cyanate, phenoxide, arylsulfonate, alkylsulfonate, trifluoromethanesulfonate, thiolate, and stabilized enolate;
L is absent or is an optionally substituted linker selected from the group consisting of alkyl, alkenyl, heteroalkyl, alkylcarbonyl, heteroalkylcarbonyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, or aryl;
n is 0-4; and
m is 1-2.

US Pat. No. 10,112,859

MODULAR FLUID PURIFICATION SYSTEM AND COMPONENTS THEREOF

SELECTO, INC., Suwanee, ...

1. A purification system comprising:a purification head assembly detachably connected to a sump, comprising:
a plurality of fluid inlets in fluid communication with the sump;
a plurality of fluid outlets in fluid communication with the sump;
a first clip for securing a pair of flow conduits selected from a group consisting of a plurality of inlet flow conduits and a plurality of outlet flow conduits to the fluid inlets and fluid outlets of the purification head assembly, comprising:
a main body section extending longitudinally from a first end portion to a second end portion and having a middle portion therebetween;
a first flexible extending section and a second flexible extending section extending laterally from the first and second end portions, respectively, of the main body section substantially normal thereto;
a central extending section extending from the middle portion of the main body section substantially normal thereto having two arcuate sides extending laterally from the main body section, and a straight edge extending longitudinally at an end therebetween;
wherein the first flexible extending section and the central extending section define a first opening being semicircular and adapted to receive an outer surface of one of the pair of the flow conduits having a circular cross-section and the second flexible extending section and the central extending section define a second opening being semicircular and adapted to receive an outer surface of the other of the pair of the flow conduits having a circular cross-section and the curvature of each of the openings matches an outer curvature of each of the flow conduits;
wherein the first flexible extending section extends longitudinally away from and arcuately back toward the central extending section and radially outwardly from the first opening to define a first width and extending to a first tip having a laterally extending straight edge while maintaining the first width to the straight edge of the first tip, and the second flexible extending section extends longitudinally away from and arcuately back toward the central extending section and radially outwardly from the second opening to define a second width and extending to a second tip having a laterally extending straight edge while maintaining the second width to the straight edge of the second tip;
wherein the first flexible extending section, the second flexible extending section, and the central extending section have a sufficiently small thickness to be received by a clip insertion slot in the purification head assembly of the purification system by insertion into the clip insertion slot, and to be removed from the clip insertion slot in the purification head assembly by simply pulling on the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,112,850

SYSTEM TO REDUCE INTERFACE EMULSION LAYER FORMATION IN AN ELECTROSTATIC DEHYDRATOR OR DESALTER VESSEL THROUGH USE OF A LOW VOLTAGE ELECTROSTATIC INTERFACE EMULSION TREATMENT SYSTEM INSIDE THE VESSEL

Cameron Solutions, Inc., ...

1. A system for reducing interface emulsion layer formation when separating the components of an incoming oil-water mixture, the system comprising:a separator vessel including
an oil/water interface location including a water/emulsion boundary location;
a first set of vertically oriented electrodes located in an upper half of the vessel and connected to a high voltage power source greater than 5 kV;
a second set of vertically oriented electrodes located entirely below the first set and above the water/emulsion boundary and connected to a low voltage power source in a range of 1 kV to 5 kV, a portion of the second set being within the oil/water interface location.

US Pat. No. 10,112,825

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME

UNITED MICROELECTRONICS C...

1. A semiconductor structure, comprising a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) region comprising:a sensing membrane;
a metal ring defining a cavity under the sensing membrane; and
a dielectric structure comprising an upper dielectric portion on the metal ring, wherein the cavity comprises an upper cavity portion defined by the upper dielectric portion, the upper cavity portion widens gradually along a direction away from the metal ring.

US Pat. No. 10,112,807

SUPPORTING LEG AND SUPPORTING CONSTRUCTION FOR A WORKING MACHINE

Putzmeister Engineering G...

1. A supporting leg for a working machine having a mast,with a hollow body which is composed of two web plates, which are arranged at a distance from each other, and two flange plates, which connect the web plates to each other, are arranged at a distance from each other, and are connected to the web plates via weld seams, and
with a supporting foot protruding downward from the hollow body,
wherein the web plates in each case have two substantially vertically arranged wide sides and two substantially horizontally arranged narrow sides connecting the wide sides to each other,
wherein the flange plates in each case have two substantially horizontally arranged wide sides and two substantially vertically arranged narrow sides connecting the wide sides to each other,
wherein the flange plates each bear with the narrow sides against mutually facing wide sides of the web plates,
wherein the narrow sides of the web plates are exposed and form lower and upper bearing surfaces of the hollow body, and
wherein an upper flange plate of the two flange plates is connected to the web plates at a distance from upwardly directed narrow sides of the narrow sides of the web plates and/or a lower flange plate of the two flange plates is connected to the web plates at a distance from downwardly directed narrow sides of the narrow sides of the web plates.

US Pat. No. 10,112,797

WRAP DISPENSER WITH FLAT RIM CAP

Pratt Corrugated Holdings...

1. A dispenser comprising:a rotating member including a first end and a second end, the rotating member having an inner surface and defining an axis of rotation that extends from the first end to the second end;
a holding member having an inner surface, an outer holding surface, and a collar at a first end of the holding member, the inner surface enclosing an engaging portion of the rotating member, the holding member configured to rotate relative to the rotating member; and
a cap attached to the first end of the rotating member and retaining the holding member on the rotating member, the collar of the holding member positioned at least partially directly between an end surface at the first end of the rotating member and a stop surface of the cap within an end gap defined between the end surface and the stop surface providing clearance for the collar.

US Pat. No. 10,112,760

PACKAGED ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT AND PACKAGE

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A packaged oral care implement comprising;a blister package comprising:
a receiving cavity;
a panel, the panel comprising a tear-away portion and a base portion, the tear-away portion comprising an edge protruding outwardly a first distance from the base portion;
a protuberance extending from an inner surface of the tear-away portion; and
the edge protruding outwardly a second distance from the base portion when a force is applied to an outer surface of the tear-away portion as a result of the protuberance acting as a fulcrum, the second distance greater than the first distance: and
an oral care implement positioned within the receiving cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,112,697

AIRCRAFT WITH THRUST VECTORING TAIL

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORA...

1. An aircraft, comprising:an airframe having an upper section and a tail section;
a main rotor assembly operably disposed at the upper section and including a main rotor that is rotatable about a rotational axis defined through the airframe;
one or more tail rotor assemblies operably disposed on the tail section and respectively including one or more articulated propellers with thrust vectoring capability that are each independently rotatable about a respective variable rotational axis; and
not more than one controllable wing extending outwardly from a side of the aircraft.