US Pat. No. 10,117,203

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING HEARING INSTRUMENTS VIA WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Starkey Laboratories, Inc...

1. A system for communication between hearing instruments, comprising:a first hearing instrument configured to be a master device including:
a master clock;
a master synchronization circuit configured to generate master time stamps for specified master device events using the master clock; and
a master device radio circuit configured to transmit the master time stamps via a plurality of wireless link; and
a plurality of second hearing instruments each configured to be a slave device including:
a slave device radio circuit configured to receive the master time stamps via a wireless link of the plurality of wireless links;
a slave clock; and
a slave synchronization circuit configured to generate slave time stamps for specified slave device events using the slave clock, to calculate one or more offset parameters indicative of an offset between the master clock and the slave clock using the master time stamps and the slave time stamps, to compare the one or more offset parameters each to a specified offset threshold, and to adjust the slave clock for synchronizing the slave clock to the master clock using the one or more offset parameters in response to at least one offset parameter of the one or more offset parameters exceeding the corresponding specified offset threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,117,191

ADAPTIVE POWER MODULATION

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:a first sensor device; and
a second sensor device in communication with the first sensor device, wherein the second sensor device is configured to:
receive, by a receiver of the second sensor device and from a transmitter of the first sensor device, a first signal;
determine a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) of the first signal;
determine, based on the RSSI exceeding a sensitivity threshold of the receiver and based on a difference between the RSSI and the sensitivity threshold, a transmission power level; and
send, by a transmitter of the second sensor device, a second signal using the transmission power level.

US Pat. No. 10,117,170

METHOD AND AN APPARATUS OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for communicating with a macro cell evolved node-B (eNB) (MeNB) and a small cell eNB (SeNB) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving information on a downlink channel from a primary cell (PCell) of the MeNB, wherein the information includes a first cell radio network temporary identity (C-RNTI);
configuring a secondary cell (SCell) by using the information received from the PCell of the MeNB, wherein the configured SCell is always activated;
after a C-RNTI collision is detected, receiving a second C-RNTI, corresponding to the first C-RNTI, for the SeNB from the PCell of the MeNB;
monitoring a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) order transmitted from the SeNB by using the second C-RNTI, wherein the PDCCH order triggers the UE to transmit a random access channel (RACH) preamble to the SeNB;
transmitting the RACH preamble to the SeNB; and
transmitting information on an uplink channel,
wherein transmitting the information comprises transmitting a message3 (Msg3) in a random access procedure to the SeNB by using the second C-RNTI,
wherein the second C-RNTI is treated as a temporary C-RNTI for monitoring the PDCCH order transmitted from the SeNB and transmitting the Msg3 to the SeNB.

US Pat. No. 10,117,120

CHANNEL FEEDBACK FOR NON-ORTHOGONAL MULTIPLE ACCESS SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving, at the UE, one or more reference signals from a base station over a channel that supports multiple orthogonal or non-orthogonal transmission layers, wherein the one or more reference signals are received over a set of spatial layers;
estimating channel quality for downlink transmissions to the UE under respective transmission strategies of a measurement set of transmission strategies based at least in part on the one or more reference signals, wherein each of the transmission strategies allocates resources of the channel for one or more data streams transmitted to one or more UEs, and wherein the measurement set of transmission strategies comprises one or more single user transmission strategies and one or more multiple user transmission strategies, and wherein the one or more multiple user transmission strategies comprise at least one multiple user transmission strategy using different spatial layers and at least one multiple user transmission strategy using non-orthogonal layers;
selecting, at the UE, a subset of the measurement set of transmission strategies for reporting to the base station, wherein the subset of the measurement set of transmission strategies is selected based at least in part on a data rate threshold based on a proportion of a highest single user data rate for the downlink transmissions; and
sending, to the base station, a channel feedback report comprising indicators of the channel quality for the subset of the measurement set of transmission strategies, wherein the subset of the measurement set of transmission strategies comprises at least one of the one or more single user transmission strategies and at least one of the one or more multiple user transmission strategies.

US Pat. No. 10,117,074

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICE USERS

KINECTUS, LLC, Boston, M...

1. A method for establishing a communication between mobile devices, comprising:registering a plurality of mobile devices with a collaboration system, each device including profile data;
determining, by the collaboration system, a match between profile data of each of a first mobile device and profile data of a second mobile device of the plurality of mobile devices;
outputting from the collaboration system to the first mobile device in response to the match a first list of user identifications, the first list including an identification of a user of the second mobile device;
outputting from the collaboration system to the second mobile device in response to the match a second list of user identifications, the second list including an identification of a user of the first mobile device;
receiving from the first mobile device selection data for the identification of the second mobile device user from the first list;
receiving from the second mobile device selection data for for the the first mobile device user from the second list, wherein:
in response to the first mobile device selecting the identification of the user of the second mobile device from the first list and the second mobile device selecting the identification of the user of the first mobile device from the second list, forming an electronic communication between the first mobile device and second mobile device, wherein:
at least the first mobile device or the second mobile device includes at least a first and second profile of the profile data, the second profile containing at least one profile element different than the first profile; and wherein:
in response to a first condition the first profile determines the match and in response a second condition different than the first condition, the second profile determines the match.

US Pat. No. 10,116,762

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING AND PROCESSING WEB SERVICE REQUESTS

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A system for processing web service requests, the system comprising:a server configured to receive and process web service requests, the server comprising a plurality of components comprising:
a plurality of virtual computer systems that service received web service requests from one or more client systems, wherein each of the plurality of virtual computer systems is operable in both an active/standby mode or an active/active mode;
a logical storage system coupled to the plurality of virtual computer systems, wherein each of the plurality of virtual computer systems shares a common storage that stores the received web service requests;
a request handler element that distributes a web service request to at least one of the plurality of virtual computer systems for processing; and
an internal port coupling at least two of the plurality of virtual computer systems, wherein the received web service requests are replicated between the at least two of the plurality of virtual computer systems across the internal port, and wherein the internal port is not available to the one or more client systems;
an entity that monitors an expiration of a database record associated with at least one web service request; and
corresponding entities that execute among at least two of the plurality of virtual computer systems, wherein the entities compare timestamps associated with the database record associated with the at least one web service request;
wherein the entity deletes the database record associated with the at least one web service request when the compared timestamps stored by at least two of the corresponding entities have expired.

US Pat. No. 10,116,684

AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING AND CORRECTING MISSING AND MISCONFIGURED SECURITY ATTRIBUTES

VERIZON DIGITAL MEDIA SER...

1. A method comprising:retrieving by a content distribution server, a packet encapsulating content of a particular content provider, wherein the particular content provider offloads said content to the content distribution server for delivery to a plurality of clients;
obtaining, in response to retrieving the packet, one or more of a first set of security options configured as default security options for two or more content providers, and a different second set of security options configured by the particular content provider;
verifying at the content distribution server, security of an original header of said packet based on one or more of the first set of security options and the different second set of security options, wherein a first security option of the second set of security options overrides a different value set for a similar security option in the first set of security options, and a second security option of the second set of security options sets a value for a security option not specified as part of the first set of security options;
modifying said packet with a modified header in response to changing said original header based on the original header violating at least one of the first set of security options and the second set of security options; and
serving the packet with the modified header to a client of the plurality of clients.

US Pat. No. 10,116,458

FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS IN A CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A correctional facility counseling system, comprising:at least one processor; and
a memory coupled to the at least one processor, the memory configured to store program instructions executable by the at least one processor to cause the counseling system to:
receive an indication that a request for an electronic communication between a resident and a non-resident of a correctional facility has been made and that the non-resident is the resident's child or parent;
initiate an automated counseling presentation, which includes a counseling curriculum or program for improving a relationship between the resident and the resident's child or parent, to the resident in response to the indication; and
facilitate the electronic communication between the resident and the non-resident.

US Pat. No. 10,116,432

REAL-TIME PHASE SYNCHRONIZATION OF A REMOTE RECEIVER WITH A MEASURING INSTRUMENT

ANRITSU COMPANY, Morgan ...

1. A measuring instrument adapted to be connected with a receiver for measuring electrical characteristics of a device under test (DUT), comprising:a signal generator for generating a synchronization signal transmittable to the receiver;
wherein the measuring instrument is configured to receive a retransmission of the synchronization signal from the receiver; and
a phase shifter configured to receive the synchronization signal from the signal generator and the retransmission of the synchronization signal from the receiver and shift a phase of the synchronization signal so that pulse edges of the synchronization signal are aligned at the measuring instrument and the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,116,264

CALIBRATING A POWER AMPLIFIER SUCH AS IN A REMOTE UNIT IN A WIRELESS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (WDS)

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A power amplifier calibration circuit, comprising:a power amplifier comprising a signal input, a signal output, a first bias signal input, and a second bias signal input, wherein the power amplifier is configured to:
receive an input signal having a first power at the signal input;
receive a first bias signal at the first bias signal input;
receive a second bias signal at the second bias signal input;
amplify the input signal to generate an output signal having a second power higher than the first power at the signal output; and
control a first power amplifier performance parameter and a second power amplifier performance parameter in the output signal based on the first bias signal and the second bias signal; and
a control circuit configured to:
provide a plurality of bias signal combinations to the power amplifier, wherein each of the plurality of bias signal combinations comprises a respective first bias signal and a respective second bias signal to be provided to the first bias signal input and the second bias signal input of the power amplifier, respectively;
receive a plurality of performance indication signals comprising a plurality of measurements corresponding to the plurality of bias signal combinations, respectively, wherein each of the plurality of measurements comprises the first power amplifier performance parameter and the second power amplifier performance parameter;
rank the plurality of measurements based on a predefined ranking criteria; and
determine a selected bias signal combination among the plurality of bias signal combinations corresponding to a selected ranked measurement among the plurality of measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,116,191

ELECTRIC MOTOR HAVING A PROTECTION STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

JOHNSON ELECTRIC S.A., M...

1. An electric motor comprising: a stator, a rotor rotatably disposed inside the stator and having a shaft, an end cap assembly fitted to an axial end of the stator, the stator having at least one piece of permanent magnet, and the end cap assembly comprising: a cover having a hole, a circuit board disposed between the at least one piece of permanent magnet and the cover, and at least one electronic element mounted on the circuit board, wherein the shaft extends through the hole in the cover, and the cover and the shaft are made of a conductive material, and wherein an air gap is formed between the hole and the shaft, both sides of the air gap respectively extend to an inner peripheral surface of the hole in the cover and an outer peripheral surface of the shaft, and a width of the air gap is not larger than 0.25 mm, wherein the air gap is small enough for high voltage static electricity to be conducted between the cover and the air gap.

US Pat. No. 10,116,179

THREE-PHASE ALTERNATING CURRENT MOTOR

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A three-phase alternating current motor comprising:a rotor having a plurality of pairs of magnetic poles;
a stator having a plurality of slots each formed in the direction of a rotation axis of the rotor and arranged in a circumferential direction, the stator is disposed opposite the rotor in a radial direction; and
a plurality of windings wound in the stator so as to be inserted into the slots, wherein
when 2P represents the number of the poles of the rotor and N represents the number of the slots for inserting the windings of the stator therethrough, the division of the slot number N by the number of the pole pairs P is not an integer,
when X represents the quotient of the division of the slot number N of the stator by the number of the poles 2P, the stator includes:
a first annular winding portion made of one set of coils, i.e., wound a predetermined number of turns having a diameter larger than the inner diameter of the stator by the winding of each phase, the first annular winding portion is wound 360 degrees in the circumferential direction through the slots by wave winding at alternating slot pitches such that the first annular winding portion has at least two adjacent slot pitches corresponding to X and X+1, respectively;
a second annular winding portion made of another coil, i.e., wound in a like manner as the first annular winding portion by the wave winding at alternating slot pitches such that the second annular winding portion has at least two adjacent slot pitches corresponding to X and X+1, respectively,
the second annular winding portion is wound in the position not to coincide with the first annular winding portion; and
a plurality of third winding portions each made of the one or more wires distinct from the wires of the first annular winding portion and the second annular winding portion, the one or more wires of the third winding portions being wound around two of the slots, and
the first annular winding portion, the second annular winding portion, and the plurality of third winding portions are connected in series on a phase-by-phase basis.

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. 10,115,992

ELECTRODE CATALYST, GAS DIFFUSION ELECTRODE-FORMING COMPOSITION, GAS DIFFUSION ELECTRODE, MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY, AND FUEL CELL STACK

N.E. Chemcat Corporation,...

1. An electrode catalyst having a core-shell structure comprising:a support;
a core part formed on the support; and
a shell part formed to cover at least a part of a surface of the core part,
wherein the shell part includes a single-layered structure formed to cover at least a part of the surface of the core part, or a two-layered structure including a first shell part formed to cover at least a part of the surface of the core part, and a second shell part formed to cover at least a part of the surface of the first shell part,
wherein in a case of the single-layered shell part, the shell part comprises platinum (Pt), and the core part comprises palladium (Pd), whilst in a case of the two-layered shell part, the first shell part comprises palladium (Pd), and the second shell part comprises platinum (Pt),
wherein a concentration of bromine (Br) species measured by X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy, is not greater than 400 ppm, and
wherein a concentration of chlorine (Cl) species measured by X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy, is less than 900 ppm.

US Pat. No. 10,115,987

STATE DETECTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FUEL CELL

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A state detection device for fuel cell, comprisinga controller programmed to:
set a predetermined high-frequency impedance value on the basis of an impedance measurement value belonging to an arc region of an impedance curve of the fuel cell;
obtain an actually measured high-frequency impedance value on the basis of an impedance measurement value belonging to a non-arc region of the impedance curve of the fuel cell;
estimate a value obtained by subtracting the actually measured high-frequency impedance value from the predetermined high-frequency impedance value as an ionomer resistance value; and
set a value of an intersection of an equivalent circuit impedance curve set on the basis of an impedance measurement value belonging to the arc region and a real axis as the predetermined high-frequency impedance value.

US Pat. No. 10,115,889

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

9. A method for manufacturing semiconductor devices, the method comprising:bonding a semiconductor element to a first surface of a planar lead frame;
clamping a partial area of the lead frame to hold the lead frame and the semiconductor element in molding dies; and
covering at least a part of the lead frame and the semiconductor element with a resin member by resin molding which fills the molding dies with resin, wherein:
a thin-walled portion having a relative small thickness is previously formed on a shortest virtual line connecting a clamp area of the lead frame to an area where the semiconductor element is bonded,
through holes are previously formed at four corners of the lead frame around the semiconductor element, and
in the resin molding, another resin member is formed on a second surface of the lead frame so as to connect the resin member to the other resin member via the through holes.

US Pat. No. 10,115,803

FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR THE FABRICATION THEREOF

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. Field-effect transistor having at least one channel layer, said channel layer comprising a group-III-nitride compound semiconductor, wherein the field-effect transistor comprises at least one source electrode and at least one drain electrode, with the at least one source electrode and the at least one drain electrode each having at least one contact, with the at least one contact having a same or smaller depth than the channel layer;said source electrode and drain electrode comprising at least one doped region extending from the same surface into the at least one channel layer, wherein the depth of penetration of said doped region is selected from approximately 10 nm to approximately 200 nm, and a depth of penetration is equal or smaller than a channel depth, and the gradient of the dopant concentration at the lower interface between the channel layer and the doped region is smaller than 14 nm/decade.

US Pat. No. 10,115,794

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING ACCUMULATION LAYER CHANNEL AND INVERSION LAYER CHANNEL

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:an n? type layer disposed on a first surface of an n+ type silicon carbide substrate;
a first trench formed in the n? type layer;
a p type region disposed on both side surfaces of the first trench;
an n+ type region disposed on both side surfaces of the first trench and disposed on the n? type layer and the p type region;
a gate insulating layer disposed inside the first trench;
a gate electrode disposed on the gate insulating layer;
an oxide layer disposed on the gate electrode;
a source electrode disposed on the oxide layer and the n+ region; and
a drain electrode disposed on the second surface of the n+ type silicon carbide substrate,
wherein a first channel as an accumulation layer channel and a second channel as an inversion layer channel are disposed in both side surfaces of the first trench, and
the first channel and the second channel are disposed to be adjacent in a horizontal direction for the first surface of the n+ type silicon carbide substrate.

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. 10,115,070

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. 10,115,061

MOTIF RECOGNITION

Securboration, Inc., Mel...

1. A method of classifying at least one social media user, the method comprising:detecting at least one statistically significant subgraph in a social media network of the social media user, wherein the at least one detected subgraph occurs in significantly higher numbers as compared to random networks;
gathering data related to metadata of the social media user;
gathering data related to social interactions of the social media user;
computing features of:
the subgraph in the social media network of the user,
the data related to the metadata of the user, and
the data related to the social interactions of the user;
normalizing each computed feature on a zero to one scale;
aggregating each normalized feature into a numeric vector; and
comparing the numeric vector of the normalized subgraph features, normalized user metadata, and normalized social interactions to at least one model vector, wherein the at least one model vector is representative of a class; and
classifying the user as a class member based on the comparison of the numeric vector and the at least one model vector.

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. 10,115,058

PREDICTIVE MODELING

AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL R...

1. A method comprising:converting, by a computer-based system, Structured Query Language (SQL) variables to Statistical Analysis System (SAS) variables in SAS flat files;
extracting, by the computer-based system, data from the SAS flat files;
analyzing, by the computer-based system, the data to determine trends in behavior;
determining, by the computer-based system, the data to use in a plurality of models;
determining, by the computer-based system, model logic based on the data and the trends in the behavior, wherein the data referenced in a file is determined by the plurality of models that use portions of the SAS variables;
enabling, by the computer-based system, creation of the plurality of models based on the model logic;
delivering, by the computer-based system, the data to the plurality of models;
storing, by the computer based system, the data in a plurality of split files based upon a frequency of use of one or more of the data in the plurality of models; and
reducing, by the computer based system and based on the storing, a cycle time associated with a repeated execution of the plurality of models.

US Pat. No. 10,114,996

SELF-SERVICE PARCEL TERMINAL WITH OPTIMIZED SHELVING ARRANGEMENT

Cleveron Ltd., Viljandi ...

1. A parcel terminal comprising:a plurality of shelving units, each shelving unit comprising a plurality of shelves that are separated by respective predetermined distances along a dimension of the unit;
a receptacle for receiving a parcel from a user;
a loader configured to transfer the parcel from the receptacle to a shelf on one of the shelving units;
an electronic controller in electronic communication with the loader, the electronic controller configured to determine a number of open shelves required to accommodate the parcel based on a size of the parcel and on the respective predetermined distances, to select a set of shelves having at least the required number of open shelves, and to initiate movement of the loader so as to place the parcel within the selected set of shelves; and
a rotating base coupled to the loader, wherein the plurality of shelving units are disposed circumferentially about the rotating base;
wherein the electronic controller is further configured to control the rotating base to transfer the parcel from the receptacle to a shelf on one of the shelving units.

US Pat. No. 10,114,957

COLLECTION FOLDER FOR COLLECTING FILE SUBMISSIONS AND USING FACIAL RECOGNITION

DROPBOX, INC., San Franc...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:receiving from a collector, by a content management system, a request to generate a link for use in collecting one or more files from one or more submitters;
in response to receiving the request, providing, by the content management system, one or more prompts requesting information from the collector;
receiving, by the content management system, information responding to the prompts including one or more submitters;
generating, by the content management system, a link to a designated collection folder using at least some of the received information;
distributing, by the content management system, the generated link to the one or more submitters based on at least some of the received information,
receiving, by the content management system from the one or more submitters who accessed the distributed link, one or more files for storage in the designated collection folder;
storing, by the content management system, the one or more received files in the designated collection folder in an account associated with the collector;
running, by the content management system, facial recognition software or object recognition software against one or more of the stored files to identify at least one individual shown in at least one image of the one or more stored files;
in response to identifying the at least one individual shown in the at least one image, sending a notification to the identified at least one individual, the notification comprising information associated with the at least one image; and
wherein each of the one or more submitters has limited rights to the designated collection folder the limited rights permitting a first submitter to upload a first file to the collection folder, prohibiting a second submitter from viewing the first file that is stored in the designated collection folder, and permitting the identified at least one individual to view the at least one image.

US Pat. No. 10,114,956

SECURE PUBLIC KEY ACCELERATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A system comprising:a secure element configured to store user information specific to a user and device data specific to a device; and
a device enclosed in a separate housing from the secure element and coupled to the secure element via a network to communicate with the secure element, wherein:
the device comprises a security circuit;
the security circuit includes a first private key of one or more cryptographic public key/private key pairs;
the first private key is inaccessible to instructions executed in the device;
the security circuit is configured to authenticate the device with the secure element using the first private key, wherein the secure element is configured to permit the device to access the device data responsive to authenticating the device;
the security circuit is configured to authenticate the user using the first private key; and
the device is configured to confirm an identity of the user to the secure element responsive to authenticating the user.

US Pat. No. 10,114,925

DISCOVERY ROUTING SYSTEMS AND ENGINES

Nant Holdings IP, LLC, C...

1. A discovery routing system comprising:a knowledge database programmed to store a plurality of datasets, each dataset comprising at least one descriptor-value pair having a descriptor and an associated value;
an analytical engine coupled with the knowledge database, and programmed to identify at least one anomaly in a dataset of the plurality of datasets, wherein the at least one anomaly is associated with a condition and characterizes a descriptor-value pair having a value that deviates from a qualifier associated with the descriptor beyond a predetermined threshold value for the descriptor;
a cross-validation engine comprising an association application and a relationship application, coupled with the analytical engine and programmed to designate the at least one anomaly as a significant anomaly by (i) in the association application, cross-referencing the at least one anomaly with one or more other descriptor-value pairs of attributes that are associated with the condition and known to have a value that deviates from the qualifier, wherein the cross-referencing includes traversing the dataset of the plurality of datasets to identify at least one of the one or more other descriptor-value pairs of attributes, (ii) identifying further attributes of the at least one anomaly by performing a comparison of at least one attribute with the at least one value of the descriptor-value pair of the at least one anomaly using at least one parameter different from a parameter of the qualifier, and (iii) in the relationship application, omitting the descriptor-value pair of the anomaly from a significant anomaly dataset based on the cross-referencing with the one or more other descriptor-value pairs of the further attributes when there is a priori knowledge showing a causal relationship or correlation between the further attributes, the at least one anomaly and the condition, and including the descriptor-value pair of the at least one anomaly in the significant anomaly dataset if at least one other descriptor-value pair is identified as related to the condition; and
a subscription engine comprising a subscriber database, coupled with the cross-validation engine and programmed to (i) subscribe a plurality of expert subscribers, wherein each expert subscriber is associated with an identifier in the subscriber database, and (ii) associate the descriptor-value pair in the significant anomaly dataset with an expert subscriber based on the identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,114,511

TRACKING APPROACHING OR HOVERING OBJECTS FOR USER-INTERFACES

1. A device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining angle data indicative of an angle of incidence of electromagnetic radiation from a remote source that intersects the device at the angle of incidence;
determining, as a function of intensity data indicative of an intensity of the electromagnetic radiation, shadow data indicative of a shadow cast on the device by an object that is proximal to the device;
determining, as a function of the shadow data and the angle data, location data indicative of a location of the object relative to the device; and
determining coordinate data indicative of a coordinate on the device that corresponds to the location of the object.

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. 10,114,464

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF ANGULAR POSITION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL SPACE, AND CORRESPONDING ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. An electronic complementary filter device, comprising:a first processing block configured to receive an acceleration signal from an accelerometric sensor, configured to receive an input signal indicative of a magnetic signal from a magnetic-field sensor, configured to generate a geomagnetic quaternion, configured to gyroscopically adjust said input signal indicative of the magnetic signal via a first feedback signal passed on a first feedback path, and configured to error-correct said input signal indicative of the magnetic signal via a second feedback signal passed on a second feedback path, the second feedback path different from the first feedback path;
a second processing block configured to receive a signal indicative of a gyroscopic signal from a gyroscopic sensor and configured to generate a gyroscopic quaternion; and
a combination block configured to produce an estimate of angular position by complementarily combining said geomagnetic quaternion and said gyroscopic quaternion based on a combination factor, the combination factor varying as a function of operating conditions, and the combination factor having a dynamic value and an adaptive value, wherein said combination factor has an initial value, wherein said combination factor is a function of a first variation parameter that is dependent on a linear acceleration acting on the electronic complementary filter device, and wherein said combination factor is a function of a second variation parameter that is dependent on a desired rate of convergence of said estimate of angular position to a real angular position value.

US Pat. No. 10,114,456

SIGHT TRACKING METHOD AND DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A sight tracking method, comprising:determining an observation region where an iris center of an iris image is located according to a target model;
modifying a prediction region by using the observation region, to obtain a target region, the prediction region being a region where the iris center of the iris image is located determined by a kalman filtering method; and
determining a position of fixation point of human eyes on a screen according to the target region,
wherein before the determining the observation region where the iris center of the iris image is located according to the target model, the method further comprises:
obtaining a visual feature parameter of each iris image in n iris images corresponding to a same vision region in a preset reference image, to obtain n visual feature parameters;
determining a target parameter of an Extreme Learning Machine neural network, by inputting the n visual feature parameters to the Extreme Learning Machine neural network;
determining the target model according to the target parameter and the Extreme Learning Machine neural network,
the target model being a module obtained according to the target parameter and the Extreme Learning Machine neural network, the target parameter being a parameter obtained after the n visual feature parameters are input to the Extreme Learning Machine neural network, each of the n visual feature parameters being the visual feature parameter of each iris image in n iris images corresponding to the same vision region in a preset reference image, the preset reference image being divided into at least two vision regions with an equal area, and n being an integer greater than 1,
wherein the target parameter is an output weight of the Extreme Learning Machine neural network,
the determining the target parameter of the Extreme Learning Machine neural network, by inputting the n visual feature parameters to the Extreme Learning Machine neural network, includes:
taking the n visual feature parameters as an input parameter of the Extreme Learning Machine neural network;
taking a coordinate matrix corresponding to the same vision region as an output parameter of the Extreme Learning Machine neural network;
determining the output weight of the Extreme Learning Machine neural network, according to the input parameter, the output parameter, an input weight of the Extreme Learning Machine neural network and a threshold value, the input weight being a weight from an input node to a hidden layer node of the Extreme Learning Machine neural network, and the threshold value being a threshold value of the hidden layer node;
the determining the target model according to the target parameter and the Extreme Learning Machine neural network, includes:
determining the target model according to the input weight, the threshold value and the output weight of the Extreme Learning Machine neural network.

US Pat. No. 10,114,413

ELECTRONIC BAG AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. An electronic bag comprising:a bag body equipped with a first strap;
a display screen arranged on an external surface of the bag body; and
a first touch panel arranged on the first strap and controlling the display screen to display different patterns by sensing different touch gestures;
wherein the first touch panel comprises a first touch sensor and a first controller, the first touch sensor sensing a touch gesture performed on the first touch sensor, and the first controller controlling the display screen to display a pattern corresponding to the touch gesture; and
wherein the pattern corresponding to the touch gesture is preset and stored in the first controller beforehand.

US Pat. No. 10,114,388

METHOD OF DEMAND MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF FLUID PIPE NETWORKS

RUBICON RESEARCH PTY LTD,...

1. A method of demand management and control of a pipe network;the pipe network being a computer controlled fluid network and of limited pressure head or gravity fed;
the pipe network including a plurality of outlet valves through which fluid is deliverable;
the valves being automated to maintain desired flows at the valves;
the method including:
maintaining a real time database within said computer controlled fluid network; and
receiving through a user interface a request for a delivery of the fluid from at least one of the valves;
the request including a flow rate and a time of the delivery;
the database being of predetermined parameters including flow schedules and capabilities of the plurality of valves;
the method further including
determining, using the predetermined parameters from the real time database, whether the network has hydraulic capacity to deliver the delivery; and
if said hydraulic capacity is available, monitoring and adjustably controlling the at least one valve and at least one other of the plurality of valves to deliver the delivery and to maintain the desired flows and manage pressure head within the fluid pipe network between predetermined limits;
The adjustably controlling including:
calculating, using the real time database, estimated positions for
the at least one of the plurality of valves; and
the at least one other of the plurality of valves;
adjusting to the estimated positions
the at least one of the plurality of valves; and
the at least one other of the plurality of valves in anticipation of a variation of pressure head in the fluid pipe network due to the delivery.

US Pat. No. 10,114,180

PLUG CONNECTOR

1. A plug connector, in particular an optical plug connector, with a plug unit comprising at least one plug element which has at least one locking element, and with an actuation unit comprising at least one actuation element which is translationally displaceable with respect to the plug unit for the purpose of actuating the locking element, whereinthe actuation unit includes at least one additional actuation element that is provided for actuating the locking element,
the additional actuation element is a cable anti-kink element, and
the additional actuation element is separate from the actuation element.

US Pat. No. 10,114,103

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENSOR TRIGGERING FOR SYNCHRONIZED OPERATION

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A sensor triggering system for an autonomous vehicle (AV), the sensor triggering system comprising:a memory that stores instructions for operating a plurality of sensors of the AV; and
one or more processors executing the instructions, causing the sensor triggering system to:
detect a first sensor pulse from a pulse generator of the AV;
in response to detecting the first sensor pulse, determine a first codeword from a first memory address of a lookup table based on a current memory index pointing to the first memory address in the lookup table; and
selectively trigger the plurality of sensors based on the first codeword stored at the first memory address.

US Pat. No. 10,114,057

METHOD TO DETECT ARCING FAULTS USING SWITCHED ELEMENTS AT OUTLET

Schneider Electric USA, I...

1. An electrical outlet device to detect branch arc faults, comprising:a line conductor;
a neutral conductor, the line conductor and neutral conductor to provide electrical power to a load connected to the electrical outlet device,
a neutral shorting switching element coupled between the line conductor and the neutral conductor having an open position and a closed position, the closed position coupling the line conductor to the neutral conductor;
a load control switching element in the line conductor, the load control switching element having an open position and a closed position for controlling current through the line conductor, wherein the neutral shorting switching element is in the open position and the load control switching element is in the closed position to provide power from the line conductor; and
an outlet controller coupled to the neutral shorting switching element and the load control switching element, the outlet controller opening the load control switching element for a current sensor upstream of the electrical outlet device to determine whether a current is present on the line conductor to detect a parallel arc fault.

US Pat. No. 10,113,885

METHOD AND ROTATIONAL ANGLE SENSOR FOR MEASURING AN ANGULAR POSITION OF A ROTATABLE SIGNAL-INDUCING UNIT

1. A method for measuring an angular position of a rotatable signal-inducing unit, including:a signal-inducing unit, which has a center electrode disposed in a signal-inducing unit plane and a rotary electrode disposed in the signal-inducing unit plane, the rotary electrode being conductively connected to the center electrode and laterally offset therefrom;
a sensor unit electrically isolated from the signal-inducing unit and having a first sensor electrode disposed in a sensor plane and at least one second sensor electrode disposed in the sensor plane, the sensor electrodes being arranged in a circle around a ground electrode disposed in the sensor plane, the signal-inducing unit plane and the sensor plane being oriented substantially parallel to one another,
wherein the signal-inducing unit is supported so as to be rotatable about the center electrode, the rotary electrode is movable along a circular path in the region of the sensor electrodes, and the center electrode is aligned with the ground electrode,
wherein the ground electrode is configured to influence a capacitance of the center electrode, and
wherein the rotary electrode is configured to influence a capacitance of at least one of the sensor electrodes according to the angular position of the signal-inducing unit,
the method comprising the following steps:
disconnecting the ground electrode from a ground potential;
determining a first reference capacitance value representative of an instantaneous capacitance of the first sensor electrode and at least one second reference capacitance value representative of an instantaneous capacitance of the second sensor electrode;
connecting the ground electrode to the ground potential;
determining a first capacitance value representative of an instantaneous capacitance of the first sensor electrode and at least one second capacitance value representative of an instantaneous capacitance of the second sensor electrode; and
calculating an angle value representative of the angular position of the signal-inducing unit using the reference capacitance values and the capacitance values.

US Pat. No. 10,113,824

COMPOSITE PROJECTILE BARREL

1. A composite projectile barrel comprising:an inner barrel section having a bore extending through the length of the inner barrel section; and
a composite outer barrel section coaxially aligned with the inner barrel section, the composite outer barrel section comprising:
at least two layers of a carbon fiber prepreg; and
at least one layer of a non-woven nanofiber web membrane disposed between adjacent layers of carbon fiber prepreg;
wherein the interior surface of the composite outer barrel section is in direct contact with the exterior surface of the inner barrel section.

US Pat. No. 10,113,802

SPIRAL WOUND HEAT EXCHANGER SYSTEM WITH CENTRAL PIPE FEEDER

LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A heat exchanger system comprising:a jacket that extends along a longitudinal axis (L) and surrounds a jacket space (M) of the heat exchanger system (1),
a pipe bundle (R) arranged within the jacket space (M) comprising a plurality of pipes (70) that are wound helically around a central pipe (10), wherein said central pipe (10) extends along said longitudinal axis (L),
at least one pre-distributor container (50) arranged within said jacket space (M) for accommodating and degassing a liquid-gas mixture (F?), said at least one pre-distributor container (50) is designed to degas liquid (F) from a liquid-gas mixture (F?) and to distribute liquid (F) into a main distributor (60) for distributing liquid (F) onto said pipe bundle (R),
an inlet (30) in the jacket (20) at the top (2) of the heat exchanger system (1) wherein said inlet is aligned with said longitudinal axis (L) and is in the form of an inlet nozzle (30), and wherein said inlet (30) is in fluid connection with said central pipe (10),
said central pipe (10) has at least one lateral opening (100) that opens into the at least one pre-distributor container (50) whereby the liquid-gas mixture (F?) is capable of flowing via said inlet (30), said central pipe (10), and said at least one lateral opening (100) into said at least one pre-distributor container (50).

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. 10,113,765

REMOTE CONTROLLED VENT REGISTER

Matthew Ryan May, Fulshe...

1. A remote controlled air vent register comprising:a mounting plate having a duct-side face, a room-side face, and a hole extending between the duct-side and room-side faces;
a rotating assembly rotatably mounted to the mounting plate, said rotating assembly comprising:
a ring with an inner wall and an outer wall, said outer wall at least partially forming a circumference;
a lip extending from said outer wall, said lip having a portion adjacent the duct-side face;
a geared surface disposed on the lip, said geared surface extending at least partially around the circumference;
a first sideplate and a second sideplate extending from the inner wall; and at least one louver positioned between the sideplates, said at least one louver being radially inward of the inner wall;
a motor mounted to the duct-side face of said mounting plate, said motor having a drive shaft;
a gear statically coupled with the drive shaft, said gear being in geared communication with the geared surface; and,
a processor communicated with the motor, said processor being configured to receive a signal transmitted from a location remote of the air vent register.

US Pat. No. 10,113,763

REFRIGERATION CYCLE APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A refrigeration cycle apparatus comprising:a refrigerant circuit configured to circulate refrigerant to a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve, and an evaporator, the compressor being connected to the condenser by a first extension pipe, the expansion valve being connected to the evaporator by a second extension pipe;
a detection unit configured to detect an operating state amount of the refrigerant circuit; and
a controller configured to execute a detection operation of detecting refrigerant leakage based on the operating state amount detected by the detection unit,
wherein the controller controls a refrigerant state at an outlet of the condenser to become a saturated liquid state, and controls a quality of the refrigerant at an outlet of the second extension pipe to be in a range from 0.1 to 0.7 in the detection operation,
wherein the refrigerant circuit includes the compressor, an outdoor heat exchanger serving as the condenser or the evaporator, the expansion valve, and a plurality of indoor heat exchangers serving as the evaporator or the condenser,
wherein the compressor is connected to each of the plurality of indoor heat exchangers by the first extension pipe and the expansion valve is connected to the outdoor heat exchanger by the second extension pipe,
wherein the controller causes all the plurality of indoor heat exchangers to serve as the condensers and controls a frequency of the compressor to be a first compressor frequency so that an evaporating pressure of the refrigerant circuit becomes equal to or lower than 1.0 MPa in the detection operation, and
wherein the first compressor frequency is half of a rated compressor frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,113,762

ACTUATOR HAVING AN ADJUSTABLE RUNNING TIME

Honeywell International I...

1. An actuator system for a heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system, comprising:a motor;
a gear train mechanically connected to the motor and having an HVAC actuator shaft;
a processor connected to the motor;
a shaft position indicator connected to the gear train and to the processor;
a communications bus connected to the processor; and
a controller connected to the communications bus; and
wherein:
the actuator shaft is rotatable a first number of degrees from a first position to a second position in a first direction and a second number degrees from a third position to a fourth position in a second direction;
a time for the actuator shaft to rotate the first number of degrees from the first position to the second position in the first direction is a first running time;
a time for the actuator shaft to rotate the second number of degrees from the third position to the fourth position in the second direction is a second running time;
the processor is programmed to set the first running time to a first time value and the second running time to a second time value for each of a plurality of different modes including a first normal mode and a test mode, where the first and second time values are different from one another in at least one of the plurality of different modes, wherein the first and second running times are separately adjustable and programmable via an entry from a user interface of the controller, wherein the first and second time values in the test mode are each different from the first and second time values in the first normal mode;
the first and second running times are separately adjustable and programmable with entries by a user put into the controller;
signals representative the entries are sent from the controller to the processor via the communications bus;
one or more of the first and second running times are adjusted by the user in realtime at the controller; and
wherein one of the plurality of modes is selectable by the user at the controller, causing the first and second running times associated with the selected mode to be set.

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. 10,113,738

UNDERWATER LIGHT FITTING

INTEGRATED POOL PRODUCTS ...

1. An underwater wall mounted light fitting comprising a sealed or sealable light source chamber having a lens that includes a peripheral frame with a continuous outer flange extending rearwardly, away from the lens and a sealable electrical supply connection chamber formed by a removably securable hollow cover including a port to sealingly engage over an electrical supply line, with a dividing wall of insulating material provided between the two chambers with a periphery of the dividing wall slidably locatable inside the outer flange, the dividing wall having a step formed between two points on its circumference near a central region providing, to one side of the step, a recess inside the light source chamber with the cover of the electrical connection chamber securable to the dividing wall on the other side of the step over an array of electrical conductive connectors embedded in the dividing wall each providing a connection terminal on opposite sides of the dividing wall within the two chambers respectively.

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. 10,113,709

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. 10,113,689

ELECTRONIC DEVICE MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING GOLF SWING POSE

1. An electronic device mounting apparatus (100) for photographing golf swing pose comprising:a mounting assembly (10), having
a first clamp (20) having first and second gripping members (21 and 22) pivotably coupled to a pivot pin (32), wherein the first gripping member (21) comprises a first gripping groove (23) and a first lever arm (27) extending from the first gripping groove (23), and wherein the second gripping member (22) comprises a second gripping groove (24) and a second lever arm (28) extending from the second gripping groove (24), and
a second clamp (40) having third and fourth gripping members (41 and 42) pivotably coupled to the pivot pin (32), wherein the third gripping member (41) comprises a third gripping groove (43) and a third lever arm (47) extending from the third gripping groove (43), and wherein the fourth gripping member (42) comprises a fourth gripping groove (44) and a fourth lever arm (48) extending from the fourth gripping groove (44),
wherein the first and second gripping grooves (23 and 24) are constructed to hold a rod (30), and
wherein the third and fourth gripping grooves (43 and 44) are constructed to hold an electronic device (200).

US Pat. No. 10,113,669

PASS-THROUGH BULKHEAD SEAL FITTING

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A pass-through bulkhead seal fitting, comprising:a male fitting comprising a tubular body having a first portion and a second portion that are separable from one another to receive existing wiring, wherein each of the first portion and the second portion of the tubular body comprises a plurality of sealant exit ports that extend from an inner surface of the respective first and second portions of the tubular body to an outer surface of the respective first and second portions of the tubular body; and
a nut having a first nut portion and a second nut portion that are separable from one another to receive existing wiring, the nut being rotatable in a single direction relative to a longitudinal axis of the male fitting.

US Pat. No. 10,113,655

ROTARY DISTRIBUTOR

GIMA S.p.A., Zola Predos...

1. A rotary distributor for distributing a pressurised fluid to a plurality of movable user devices, comprising:a first element associated with a fixed frame and comprising a through hole to which is connected a source of pressurised fluid;
a selector having a plurality of openings connected to corresponding ducts for the passage of fluid connected to the corresponding movable user devices, the selector being connected integrally to the movable user devices and movable in rotation relative to the fixed frame;
a manifold with a first surface positioned in front of the first element and with a second surface positioned in front of the selector; the manifold being associated with the first element, and having an opening for connection and passage of fluid between the first element and the selector; the opening having a dimensional extension which is able to simultaneously touch a predetermined number of openings of the selector in movement to allow the passage of fluid from the source of pressurised fluid towards the openings of the selector in movement; the manifold being shaped in such a way that the pressurised fluid fed through the through hole exerts on the manifold a total force directed towards the selector.

US Pat. No. 10,113,459

INERTIAL GAS-LIQUID IMPACTOR SEPARATOR WITH FLOW DIRECTOR

Cummins Filtration IP Inc...

1. An inertial gas-liquid impactor separator for removing liquid particles from a gas-liquid stream comprising a housing having an inlet for receiving a gas-liquid stream and an outlet for discharging a gas stream, at least one nozzle in said housing receiving said gas-liquid stream from said inlet and accelerating said gas-liquid stream through said at least one nozzle, an inertial impactor collector in said housing in the path of said accelerated gas-liquid stream and causing liquid particle separation, and a flow director directing flow through said housing from said inlet to said outlet along a flow path from upstream to downstream, said flow director comprising a resiliently biased plunger having a valve face engageable with a valve seat, at least one of said valve face and said valve seat having a self-seating tolerance-accommodating configuration.

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. 10,112,825

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. 10,112,736

WINDING DEVICE AND CUTOFF DETECTION METHOD

Oki Data Corporation, To...

1. A winding device, comprising:a first roller that winds label roll paper, the label roll paper being composed with a continues base sheet, a plurality of labels and a marginal portion, the labels and the marginal portion, which surrounds the labels, being peelably attached on one side of the base sheet such that the labels and the marginal portion entirely covers the one side of the base sheet, the label roll paper being carried in a first carry direction by the first roller and wound on the first roller after the marginal portion is peeled off from the base sheet,
a second roller that carries the marginal portion peeled off from the base sheet in a second carry direction and winds the marginal portion,
a drive part that generates a driving force for the second roller to rotate,
a drive transmission control part that is configured to
be between the drive part and the second roller such that the driving force is transmitted to the second roller from the driving part,
stop transmitting the driving force to the second roller if a load placed on the second roller exceeds a prescribed load,
apply a predetermined tension to the marginal portion unless a cutoff the marginal portion occurs,
a detection part that detects a rotation of the second roller, and
a control part that determines the cutoff of the marginal portion based on the rotation of the second roller detected by the detection part, wherein
the control part determines whether or not the cutoff occurs while the drive part generates the driving force.

US Pat. No. 10,112,686

SYSTEM FOR THE DEPLOYMENT OF MARINE PAYLOADS

Woods Hole Oceanographic ...

1. An underwater vehicle for deployment of at least one payload in water, comprising:a. a carrier, comprising a deployment chamber, comprising:
i. an electrical port;
ii. at least one valve;
iii. an actuator;
iv. at least one actuator switch;
v. electronics and circuitry;
vi. a vacuum port;
vii. an internal wet space; and
viii. a portal connecting the internal wet space to an external environment; and
b. at least one payload;
c. a vacuum actuation mechanism;
wherein the carrier is connected to the vacuum port;
wherein the vacuum port is connected to the vacuum actuation mechanism;
wherein when the deployment chamber is fully sealed, a vacuum force is created within the deployment chamber;
wherein the payload is held solely by the vacuum force;
wherein fluid is allowed to flood the internal wet space, releasing the vacuum force;
wherein the electrical port is capable of receiving power or data information; and
wherein the actuator and the actuator switch are controlled by the electronics and circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,112,652

THREE-WHEELED VEHICLE CRUMPLE ZONE

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A three-wheeled vehicle crumple zone, comprising:a triangular, single-sided swing arm coupling a wheel to a frame of the vehicle at an end-most portion of the vehicle, wherein the swing arm comprises:
a u-shaped frame yoke coupling the swing arm to the frame; and
an angled wheel yoke coupling the wheel to the swing arm, the wheel yoke extending from the frame yoke at an angle ranging from 40 to 70 degrees, such that the frame yoke, the wheel yoke, and a centerline axis extending perpendicularly from the frame yoke form a right triangle,
wherein the angle is such that a collision force required to reduce the angle is less than a force required to bend the frame where the frame yoke couples to the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,112,515

FLEX SHIELD FOR SEAT ASSEMBLY

Magna Seating Inc., Auro...

1. A flex shield adapted to be operatively coupled to a seat assembly of an automotive vehicle, wherein the seat assembly comprises a seat cushion, and front and rear legs extending and exposed above a floor of the automotive vehicle, and the flex shield is coupled to the seat assembly under the seat cushion to conceal open sides of the seat assembly below the seat cushion, said flex shield comprising:a flexible planar body portion extending laterally between a front edge and a rear edge and vertically between an upper edge and a lower edge;
a plurality of elastic straps fixedly secured to said body portion and adapted to be coupled to the seat assembly for maintaining tension on the flexible body portion; and
a plurality of pre-formed fold lines formed in said body portion and extending between at least one of said front edge and rear edge for consistently controlling folding motion of said body portion between an unfolded position defining a generally planar body portion and a folded position wherein the body portion is collapsed along said fold lines;
wherein said plurality of elastic straps includes an upper strap extending between a proximal end fixedly secured to said rear edge of said body portion and an opposite distal end spaced from said rear edge and adapted to be coupled to the seat assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,112,368

FLEXIBLE METAL LAMINATE AND PREPARATION METHOD OF THE SAME

SHENGYI TECHNOLOGY CO., L...

1. A flexible metal laminate comprising a porous polyimide resin layer, comprising:30 wt % to 95 wt % of a polyimide resin; and
5 wt % to 70 wt % of hollow fluorinated resin particles having a mean outer diameter of 0.1 ?m to 10.0 ?m;
wherein the flexible metal laminate comprises a metal film deposited on at least one side of the porous polyimide resin layer comprising at least one metal selected from the group consisting of copper, iron, nickel, titanium, aluminum, silver, gold, and alloys thereof, and
wherein the hollow fluorinated resin particles comprise an outer wall including a fluorinated resin, and a hollow core part surrounded by the outer wall and having a maximum cross-sectional diameter of 0.05 ?m to 9.5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,112,165

APPARATUS FOR GENERATING FORMALDEHYDE MONOMER VAPOR

Airgas, Inc., Radnor, PA...

1. An apparatus for generating a desired gas, comprising:an effusion tube comprising a first zone and a second zone,
wherein the first zone comprises walls of micro-porous metal tube, and a closed end,
wherein the second zone comprises non-porous metal tube, and an open end,
wherein the two-zone effusion tube is fixtured inside of a larger cylindrical metal jacket with gas entry and exit ports at opposite ends of the jacket, which allows gas to flow over the exterior of the effusion tube,
wherein the effusion tube is configured to contain a matrix comprising media containing a parent compound and an inert media, and
a heating means for heating the effusion tube, thereby producing a desired gas which exits the open end of the metal jacket.

US Pat. No. 10,111,992

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE LIQUID LEVEL OF SALVAGED BLOOD IN A BLOOD COLLECTION RESERVOIR OF AN AUTOLOGOUS BLOOD TRANSFUSION SYSTEM

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

1. An autologous blood transfusion system for the recovery and washing of salvaged blood collected from a surgical site of a patient, comprising:a blood collection reservoir for storing the collected blood,
an optical detection setup for periodically detecting a liquid level of the salvaged blood in said blood collection reservoir and for outputting a corresponding output signal, and
a processor for determining the liquid level of the salvaged blood in said blood collection reservoir based on said output signal of said optical detection setup,
said optical detection setup comprising:
a plurality of light emitters disposed on a first side of said blood collection reservoir at different height levels for emitting light and
a plurality of light receivers disposed on a second side of said blood collection reservoir opposite to said first side for sensing light emitted by said light emitters and transmitted through said blood collection reservoir and for outputting said output signal; and
said processor further configured for:
identifying a conspicuous signal out of said output signals of said light receivers based on a comparison of output signals of at least two light receivers out of said plurality of light receivers, said conspicuous signal associated with an abnormal transmission change between the output signals of the at least two light receivers, the output signal of a first of the at least two light receivers being compared against the output signal of a second of the at least two light receivers and the first and second light receivers being directly adjacent,
varying a detection parameter of a light emitter and/or of a light receiver and/or of an amplifier associated with said conspicuous signal, and
repeating said step of determining the liquid level of the salvaged blood in said blood collection reservoir using said varied detection parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,111,851

METHOD FOR TREATING ECZEMA

The William M. Yarbrough ...

1. A method for treating eczema, comprising the step(s) of:applying a surfactant or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof to an area affected by eczema, wherein the protonated form of the surfactant is represented by the following chemical structure:
wherein R1 is selected from the group consisting of an alkyl, cycloalkyl, polycycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, alkaryl, aralkyl, alkoxy, alkanoyl, aroyl, alkenyl, alkynyl and cyano group containing 1 to 25 carbon atom(s), wherein the carbon atom(s) may be a linking group to, or part of, a halogen, a N, O, and/or S containing moiety, and/or one or more functional groups selected from the group consisting of alcohols, esters, ammonium salts, phosphonium salts, and combinations thereof; a linkage to a dimer; a linkage to an oligomer; and/or a linkage to a polymer; wherein R2 is selected from the group consisting of NCS; and wherein R3-R5 are the same or different and selected from the group consisting of H; OH; an alkyl, cycloalkyl, polycycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, alkaryl, aralkyl, alkoxy, alkanoyl, aroyl, alkenyl, alkynyl and/or cyano group containing 1 to 25 carbon atom(s), wherein the carbon atom(s) may be a linking group to, or part of, a halogen, a N, O, and/or S containing moiety, and/or one or more functional groups selected from the group consisting of alcohols, esters, ammonium salts, phosphonium salts, and combinations thereof; a linkage to a dimer; a linkage to an oligomer; and/or a linkage to a polymer with the proviso that at least one of R3-R5 is selected from the group consisting of an alkyl, cycloalkyl, polycycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, alkaryl, aralkyl, alkoxy, alkanoyl, aroyl, alkenyl, alkynyl and/or cyano group containing 8 to 25 carbon atom(s).

US Pat. No. 10,111,717

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING PATENT REGISTRATION

Synaptive Medical (Barbad...

1. A method of performing a patient registration using a surgical navigation system, having a processor, in a medical procedure, comprising:initializing a surface trace acquisition;
recording one or more surface traces;
terminating the surface trace acquisition;
receiving a patient image of a patient anatomy;
extracting a surface from the patient image;
computing a registration transform for patient registration between the one or more surface traces and the patient image extracted surface;
segmenting the patient image into a plurality of regions, each region of the plurality of regions containing an anatomical landmark;
determining a spatial distribution of surface traces among the plurality of regions;
determining whether the spatial distribution in relation to each region of the plurality of regions minimizes deviance below a threshold; and
if the spatial distribution in relation to any region of the plurality of regions is determined as exceeding the threshold, providing information relating to such region.

US Pat. No. 10,111,716

SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF PERFORMING SONASURGERY

SONACARE MEDICAL, LLC, , ...

1. A system for performing a surgical procedure, the system comprising:preoperative images of a region of a patient to be treated;
a room coordinate system established by a minimum of three reference markers placed or identified on the patient, the room coordinate system configured to create a uniform reference point in an operating room for the surgical procedure;
a sheath configured to be inserted at least partially into a single surgical port created in the patient proximate a target volume;
a series of interchangeable probes configured to be inserted in series at least partially into the sheath, each probe including a shaft and at least one tool at a distal end thereof, the at least one tool of one of the series of interchangeable probes including i) at least one sensor configured to provide at least one operative image of the target volume of the patient and ii) at least one of a laser, a haptic feedback sensor, a pressure sensor, and a transducer configured to provide at least one of ultrasound imaging and therapy, a proximal end of the shaft of each probe being operatively connected to at least one motor to permit manipulation of at least one of a position and an orientation of the at least one tool; and
at least one controller configured to i) fuse, prior to commencing the surgical procedure, the at least one operative image from the sensor with the preoperative images, ii) manipulate at least a portion of one of the series of interchangeable probes to treat the target volume, iii) track the at least one tool in real-time, and iv) display the position of the at least one tool on a screen,
wherein the at least one controller monitors a position and orientation of the sheath such that the probes are inserted and removed from the sheath while maintaining a desired orientation of all of the probes along a same or substantially same trajectory into and out of the sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,111,649

SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

Arthrex, Inc., Naples, F...

1. A surgical instrument comprising:a handle;
a shaft attached to the handle, the shaft having a proximal end and a distal end;
at least one flexibly movable member positioned at the distal end of the shaft, the at least one flexibly movable member being movable between an operative position in which the at least one flexibly movable member extends radially in a direction substantially transverse to a longitudinal axis of the shaft and an inoperative position in which the at least one flexibly movable member extends substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the shaft; and
an actuating mechanism provided at the proximal end of the shaft, the actuating mechanism being configured to move the shaft in a first direction away from the handle and in a second direction toward the handle,
wherein moving the shaft in the first direction extends the at least one flexibly movable member to the operative position and moving the shaft in the second direction retracts the at least one flexibly movable member to the inoperative position.
US Pat. No. 10,111,838

PHARMACEUTICAL OR NUTRACEUTICAL COMPOSITION WITH RESISTANCE AGAINST THE INFLUENCE OF ETHANOL

Evonik Roehm GmbH, Darms...

1. A pharmaceutical or nutraceutical composition, comprising:a) a core comprising a pharmaceutical or a nutraceutical active ingredient, and
b) a coating layer comprising a mixture of 80 to 96% by weight of a water-insoluble (meth)acrylate polymer and 4 to 20% by weight of guar gum,
wherein the water-insoluble (meth)acrylate polymer comprises polymerized units of (i) more than 95 and up to 100% by weight of C1- to C4-alkyl esters of acrylic acid or C1- to C4-alkyl esters of methacrylic acid, and (ii) less than 5% by weight of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid;
wherein a 1% aqueous solution of the guar gum present in coating layer b) has a viscosity at 25° C. such that the release of the pharmaceutical or nutraceutical active ingredient from the pharmaceutical or nutraceutical composition under in-vitro conditions in a pH 1.2 medium according to USP with the addition of 40% (v/v) ethanol for 2 hours and subsequent buffer pH 6.8 medium according to USP is not more than plus or minus 20% (absolute percentage) of the release of the pharmaceutical or nutraceutical active ingredient from the same pharmaceutical or nutraceutical compositions in the same media under the same in-vitro conditions without the addition of ethanol in the pH 1.2 medium
wherein a 1% aqueous solution of said guar gum w/w at 25° C. has a viscosity of 100to 5,000 cp.
US Pat. No. 10,112,870

SELF-DESICCATING, DIMENSIONALLY-STABLE HYDRAULIC CEMENT COMPOSITIONS WITH ENHANCED WORKABILITY

UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMP...

1. A cementitious composition comprising a reaction product of a mixture of:a hydraulic cement-based reactive powder comprising:
an aluminate cement selected from at least one member of the group consisting of calcium aluminate cement and calcium sulfoaluminate cement in an amount of 30-75 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the hydraulic cement-based reactive powder,
Portland cement in an amount of 5-35 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the hydraulic cement-based reactive powder, and
a calcium sulfate selected from the group consisting of calcium sulfate dihydrate, calcium sulfate hemihydrate, anhydrous calcium sulfate and mixtures thereof, the calcium sulfate in an amount of 20-40 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the hydraulic cement-based reactive powder;
an inorganic flow control agent in a weight ratio of inorganic flow control agent to hydraulic cement-based reactive powder of 0.5:1 to 2.0:1, wherein the inorganic flow control comprises at least one member selected from the group consisting of fly ash and calcium carbonate and wherein average particle size of the calcium carbonate ranges from about 10 to 150 microns;
a metal-based dimensional movement stabilizing agent in an amount equal to 1.0 to 4.0 weight percent of the hydraulic cement-based reactive powder, wherein the metal-based dimensional movement stabilizing agent comprises a lithium compound selected from at least one member of the group of lithium salt and lithium base, wherein the lithium salt is at least one member of the group of lithium carbonate, lithium sulfate, lithium nitrate, lithium nitrite, and lithium silicate, wherein the base is lithium hydroxide;
a filler in a weight ratio of filler to hydraulic cement-based reactive powder of 0.5:1 to 3.5:1; and
water in a weight ratio of water to hydraulic cement-based reactive powder of 0.6:1 to 1.3:1.
US Pat. No. 10,115,948

SEPARATOR FOR A NON-AQUEOUS SECONDARY BATTERY AND NON-AQUEOUS SECONDARY BATTERY

TEIJIN LIMITED, Osaka (J...

1. A separator for a non-aqueous secondary battery, comprising:a porous substrate, and
an adhesive porous layer that is coated on one side or both sides of the porous substrate, contains (1) the following polyvinylidene fluoride resin A and (2) the following polyvinylidene fluoride resin B, and has a porosity of from 30% to 52% and an average pore size of from 36 nm to 100 nm:
(1) polyvinylidene fluoride resin A selected from the group consisting of vinylidene fluoride homopolymers, and vinylidene fluoride copolymers containing structural units derived from vinylidene fluoride and structural units derived from hexafluoropropylene, a total content of structural unit derived from hexafluoropropylene in each of the vinylidene fluoride copolymers being 1.5 mol % or less of a total content of structural unit in each of the vinylidene fluoride copolymers; and
(2) polyvinylidene fluoride resin B selected from the group consisting of vinylidene fluoride copolymers containing a structural unit derived from vinylidene fluoride and a structural unit derived from hexafluoropropylene, a total content of structural unit derived from hexafluoropropylene in each of the vinylidene fluoride copolymers being greater than 1.5 mol % of a total content of structural unit in each of the vinylidene fluoride copolymers,
wherein, in the adhesive porous layer, a content of the polyvinylidene fluoride resin A is from 15 parts by mass to 40 parts by mass, and a content of the polyvinylidene fluoride resin B from 60 parts by mass to 85 parts by mass, when a total amount of the polyvinylidene fluoride resin A and the polyvinylidene fluoride resin B is taken as 100 parts by mass.
US Pat. No. 10,111,855

USE OF EQUOL FOR TREATING ANDROGEN MEDIATED DISEASES

Brigham Young University,...

1. A method of modulating androgen hormone action to ameliorate or enhance at least one condition of the skin or hair of a subject, comprising administering a composition composing racemic equol, wherein the racemic equol binds free 5?-dihydrotestosterone and inhibits its binding with the androgen receptor, and wherein ameliorating or enhancing at least one condition of the skin or hair of the subject comprises at least one of:a) enhancing antioxidant content of the skin;
b) reducing skin inflammation;
c) improving skin thickness;
d) reducing skin adipose tissue (fat) and cellulite formation;
e) enhancing skin blood flow;
f) enhancing collagen and elastin;
g) improving skin abrasions and the appearance of scars;
h) enhancing wound healing;
i) diminishing skin pigmentation or dermal age spots;
j) enhancing skin lightening;
k) diminishing facial hair (hirsutism) or body hair; and
l) reducing skin oil production.
US Pat. No. 10,113,146

METHOD OF COLLECTING PLACENTAL STEM CELLS

CELULARITY, INC., Warren...

1. A method of collecting embryonic-like stem cells from a placenta which has been treated to remove residual cord blood said method comprising:perfusing a placenta which has been drained of cord blood with an anticoagulant perfusion solution to flush out residual cells and embryonic-like stem cells from said drained placenta, and
collecting said residual cells and embryonic-like stem cells and perfusion solution from the drained placenta.
US Pat. No. 10,113,170

PREVENTING AND TREATING INFLAMMATORY SKIN DISEASES

TEL HASHOMER MEDICAL RESE...

1. A method of treating an inflammatory skin disease, condition or lesion in a human subject, comprising the step of administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising, as the only active ingredient, at least one sequence selected from mature miR-197 [SEQ ID NO: 8], mature miR-99a [SEQ ID NO: 17], or a combination thereof, and, optionally, at least one additional sequence selected from the group consisting of pre-miR-197 [SEQ ID NO: 9], pre-miR-99a [SEQ ID NO: 16], pre-miR-Let7c [SEQ ID NO: 12], mature miR-Let7c [SEQ ID NO: 13], pre-miR-125b-2 [SEQ ID NO: 14], mature miR-125b-2 [SEQ ID NO: 15], or any combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,111,891

COMPOSITIONS FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF ZOLEDRONIC ACID OR RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR TREATING DISEASE

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of delivering zoledronic acid to the blood of a human being, comprising: fasting the human being for at least four hours, followed by orally administering a dosage form containing about 30 mg to about 800 mg of the zoledronic acid in a salt form to the human being, followed by fasting the human being for at least one hour, wherein orally administering the dosage form to the human being results in a bioavailability of zoledronic acid that is about 1.5% to 3%.
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. 10,113,050

POWDERY OR GRANULATED COMPOSITION COMPRISING A COPOLYMER, A DICARBOXYLIC ACID AND A FATTY MONOCARBOXYLIC ACID

Evonik Roehm GmbH, Darms...

1. A powdery or granulated composition, comprising at least 30% by weight of a mixture comprising:(a) a copolymer comprising, in polymerized form, a C1- to C4-alkyl ester of acrylic or methacrylic acid and an alkyl(meth)acrylate monomer comprising a tertiary amino group in an alkyl radical;
(b) 0.5 to 10% by weight based on (a) of a dicarboxylic acid comprising 4 to 10carbon atoms; and
(c) 5 to 20% by weight based on (a) of a linear, saturated fatty monocarboxylic acid comprising 8 to 18 carbon atoms;
wherein
a molar ratio of the dicarboxylic acid to the tertiary amino groups of copolymer (a) is from 0.8/100 to 17/100,
a molar ratio of the fatty monocarboxylic acid to the tertiary amino groups of copolymer (a) is from 5/100 to 45/100, and
a dispersion or solution preparation time of the composition is less than 3 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,117,267

SCHEDULER FOR POWER-EFFICIENT TIME SLOTTED PROTOCOL

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A network comprising:a parent node;
an intermediate node configured to communicate with the parent node using a wireless network protocol; and
at least one child node configured to communicate with the parent node via the intermediate node using the wireless network protocol;
the parent node comprising:
a broadcast coordinator to transmit a broadcast message from the parent node to the at least one child node through the intermediate node at predetermined time intervals according to the wireless network protocol; and
a scheduler to generate a scheduling packet that is communicated in the broadcast message, the scheduling packet includes a data field to instruct each child node to activate and receive data communicated from the parent node in a prescribed time slot following the broadcast message;
wherein the at least one child node includes a first child node that transmits an indication byte during a present time frame to indicate to the parent node whether the first child node will transmit additional data in a future time frame relative to the present time frame, wherein the indication byte contains a non-zero value to indicate that the first child node will transmit additional data in a future time frame and the non-zero value indicates a number of frames between the present time frame and the future time frame in which the additional data will be transmitted by the first child node.

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. 10,117,204

WIRELESS SYNCHRONIZED APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

APDM, INC, Portland, OR ...

1. A wearable apparatus, comprising:(a) an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a magnetometer, or combinations thereof; and
(b) a processor causing a bidirectional wireless communication module within said wearable apparatus to continuously and wirelessly synchronize a plurality of sampling time instances of said accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, or combinations thereof with a plurality of sampling time instances of at least a second wearable apparatus comprising an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a magnetometer, or combinations thereof, wherein synchronization of said sampling time instances is performed during data collection.

US Pat. No. 10,117,202

METHOD FOR RECEPTION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE FOR RECEPTION

Thomson Licensing, Issy-...

1. A terminal in a wireless network, wherein the network comprising a plurality of base stations, each base station of the plurality of base stations being configured to transmit same data synchronously at a same frequency to said terminal, the terminal comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit at least one first signal intended for the plurality of base stations using a same physical channel;
a receiver configured to receive information representative of a first temporal offset, said first temporal offset being a function of at least one reception time of said at least one first signal by at least one base station of the plurality of base stations;
a transmitter configured to transmit a second signal intended for the plurality of base stations according to said information representative of a first temporal offset; and
a receiver configured to receive an information representative of an interval of silence, said interval of silence being a function of a maximum of at least two second temporal offsets, each of the at least two second temporal offsets being associated with a base station of the plurality of base stations, each of the at least two second temporal offsets being determined according to a reception of said second signal by the associated base station.

US Pat. No. 10,117,201

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF ENABLING MULTI BAND TRANSMISSION

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for multi-band operation by a first transmit/receive unit (TRU), the method comprising:monitoring a plurality of frequency bands, wherein the plurality of frequency bands include at least a first band and a second band;
receiving on the first band, by the first TRU from a second TRU, a first beacon;
determining, based on the received first beacon, a first beacon period start time, wherein the first beacon period start time corresponds to beacons transmitted by the second TRU;
determining, based on the received first beacon, a second beacon period start time, wherein the second beacon period start time corresponds to a beacon for transmission by the first TRU; and
transmitting in a second band, by the first TRU, a beacon signal, wherein the beacon signal is timing aligned with beacon signals of the second TRU;
wherein the first band and the second band are adjacent radio bands.

US Pat. No. 10,117,142

MODELING MOBILE NETWORK PERFORMANCE

VIAVI Solutions UK Limite...

1. A device for improving network performance, comprising:one or more processors of a self-optimizing network system configured to:
obtain uplink information associated with a base station of a network;
obtain downlink information associated with a mobile device in communication with the base station;
train a predictive model, based on the uplink information and the downlink information, to predict network performance information;
determine predicted uplink information for the base station based on the predictive model;
receive measurement information from the base station including observed uplink information for a particular time interval;
compare the predicted uplink information and the observed uplink information to determine that the base station receives an interfering signal during the particular time interval based on the observed uplink information differing from the predicted uplink information by a threshold amount,
the interfering signal being different than a signal used to communicate with the base station, and the interfering signal altering a signal transmitted by the mobile device, and
a source of the interfering signal including at least one of a repeater, a coaxial cable egress, a signal amplifier, a light bulb, or a relay for communications with the network;
analyze the interfering signal to determine a characteristic of the interfering signal; and
cause, by the one or more processors, an action to be performed to mitigate the interfering signal based on the characteristic of the interfering signal.

US Pat. No. 10,117,055

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DATA SERVICES ON VEHICLES

DEJERO LABS INC., Waterl...

1. A device for data communication to and from a vehicle, the device comprising:memory storing processor-executable instructions;
a plurality of communication interfaces; and
at least one processor in communication with the memory and the plurality of communication interfaces, the at least one processor configured to execute the stored instructions to:
receive at least one request for data communication between a computing device associated with at least one user and an external network;
form an adaptive bonded communication link using two or more communication links to aggregate throughput across the two or more communication links for the requested data communication;
wherein the adaptive bonded communication link is configured to adapt to data communication requirements for the requested data communication and to data communication characteristics of the two or more communication links as the vehicle moves along a path on which the device connects to communication links associated with a plurality of jurisdictions, each jurisdiction associated with a corresponding set of jurisdictional rules governing data communication across communication links associated with the jurisdiction;
wherein the adaptive bonded communication link, responsive to the one or more requests for data communication, communicates transcoded or transformed data that is transcoded or transformed in accordance with the data communication requirements, the corresponding set of jurisdiction rules, and the data communication characteristics,
wherein said adapting of the adaptive bonded communication link is in real-time or near real-time, and is responsive to at least one of (i) changes in the data communication requirements or (ii) changes in the data communication characteristics of the two or more communication links.

US Pat. No. 10,116,893

SELECTIVELY CONTROLLING A DIRECTION OF SIGNAL TRANSMISSION USING ADAPTIVE AUGMENTED REALITY

HIGHER GROUND LLC, Palo ...

1. A method comprising:(a) determining, by a communication device having an antenna, a direction to an intended transceiver, the direction being substantially in an actual direction to the intended transceiver;
(b) determining, by the communication device, a desired direction that is different from the direction to the intended transceiver;
(c) determining by the communication device, an anticipated direction to the desired direction;
(d) determining, by the communication device and based on the desired direction, parameters of expected energy values corresponding to a plurality of pre-defined antenna directions of the antenna around the desired direction;
(e) receiving, by the communication device using the antenna, a plurality of measured energy values corresponding to a plurality of antenna directions of the antenna around the anticipated direction;
(f) calculating, by the communication device, a directional offset using the parameters of expected energy values and the plurality of measured energy values;
(g) generating, by the communication device, an updated anticipated direction by updating the anticipated direction based on the calculated directional offset; and
(h) repeating steps (e) through (g) using the updated anticipated direction as the anticipated direction.

US Pat. No. 10,116,737

OPTIMIZED CONSISTENT REQUEST DISTRIBUTION FOR BALANCED LOAD DISTRIBUTION IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

Verizon Digital Media Ser...

1. A method comprising:receiving a plurality of requests over the Internet at a load distribution server allocating the plurality of requests across a plurality of distribution servers, the plurality of requests comprising a first set of requests directed to a first content type and a second set of requests directed to at least a different second content type, the load distribution server comprising a processor and memory storing an identifier identifying each server of the plurality of distribution servers, the processor:
producing a hash result for each server of the plurality of distribution servers, wherein said producing comprises hashing the identifier identifying each server of the plurality of distribution servers;
selecting a first load factor value for the first set of requests based on the first content type of the first set of requests, and a different second load factor value for the second set of requests based on the second content type of the second set of requests;
distributing the first set of requests across a first set of the plurality of distribution servers by adjusting the hash result produced for each server of the first set of distribution servers with the first load factor value and by selecting a server from the first set of distribution servers to receive each request from the first set of requests based on the hash result of each server of the first set of distribution servers as adjusted by the first load factor value, the first load factor value increasing selection precedence of any server of the first set of distribution servers over a different second set of the plurality of distribution servers; and
distributing the second set of requests across the second set of distribution servers by adjusting the hash result produced for the second set of distribution servers with the second load factor value and by selecting a server from the second set of distribution servers to receive each request from the second set of requests based on the hash result of each server of the second set of distribution servers as adjusted by the second load factor value, the second load factor value increasing selection precedence of any server of the second set of distribution servers over the first set of distribution servers.

US Pat. No. 10,116,663

IDENTITY PROXY TO PROVIDE ACCESS CONTROL AND SINGLE SIGN ON

MOBILE IRON, INC., Mount...

1. A system, comprising:a processor configured to:
receive a request associated with a client app on a device to connect to the system, wherein the system is associated with a cloud-based service, wherein the system is remote from the cloud-based service;
establish a secure tunnel between the device and the system;
determine that the requesting client app is authorized to access the cloud-based service;
obtain a security token trusted by the cloud-based service;
provide the security token to the client app, wherein the security token is to be used by the client app to access to the cloud-based service and cached by the device, wherein the cached security token allows one or more other client apps on the device to be authenticated to one or more corresponding cloud-based services using the secure tunnel;
monitoring a compliance posture of the device; and
blocking access to the cloud-based service based at least in part on an indication that the compliance posture of the device has changed; and
a memory coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,116,613

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

AMADEUS S.A.S., Biot (FR...

1. A system for interacting with a social media networking system, the system comprising:one or more processors; and
a memory coupled to the one or more processors, the memory storing data comprising a database and program code that, when executed by the one or more processors, causes the system to:
receive information related to occurrence of an event impacting travel;
in response to receiving the information related to the occurrence of the event, trigger a request to the social media networking system to return one or more first posts related to the event;
correlate social media users who generated the one or more first posts with customer profiles associated with passengers and stored by a travel data source;
rank the one or more first posts based on the correlated customer profiles; and
cause an answer to one of the one or more first posts to be automatically published on the social media networking system based on the correlation and the ranking.

US Pat. No. 10,116,583

CONTROLLING RESOURCES USED BY COMPUTING DEVICES

AirWatch LLC, Atlanta, G...

1. A method for restricting access to at least one function on client devices while at least one computing device is sharing a resource, comprising:identifying, by a management application executing on the at least one computing device, a plurality of client devices executing an instance of a client application that are available for management by the management application, the client application being configured to control at least one function of a respective one of the plurality of client devices;
changing, by the management application, a mode of operation of the plurality of client devices that causes at least one common resource shared among the plurality of client devices to be shown in a display of the plurality of client devices;
causing, by the management application, the client application executing on individual ones of the plurality of client devices to restrict access to the at least one function only during a time in which the at least one common resource is shown in the display of the plurality of client devices, wherein the plurality of client devices are configured through communication between the management application and the instance of the client application; and
wherein restricting access to the at least one function comprises at least one of: accessing a device application programming interface (API) of individual ones of the plurality of client device to disable user access to at least one hardware component, accessing the device API to disable user access to at least one software function, and rerouting network traffic through a proxy configured to selectively permit or prevent access to available network resources.

US Pat. No. 10,116,564

HYBRID WILDCARD MATCH TABLE

Cavium, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A network switch comprising:a plurality of static random access memory (SRAM) pools storing hashable entries, wherein the SRAM pools are each associated with one or more hashing methods;
at least one spillover ternary content addressable memory (TCAM) pool storing unhashable entries that spillover from the SRAM pools, wherein the unhashable entries are entries that are unable to be hashed into the SRAM pools according to the hashing methods; and
a request interface control logic dispatching a search key for a packet to one or more active pools of the SRAM pools and the at least one TCAM pool and returning results data, wherein when one or more of the SRAM pools are active for the search key, SRAM tiles of each of the one or more of the SRAM pools return tile results, and for each of the one or more of the SRAM pools, a first level arbitration is performed between the tile results of the SRAM tile of that SRAM pool based on a priority of the tile results, and further wherein the network switch performs an action on the packet based on the returned results data.

US Pat. No. 10,116,381

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FIXED SATELLITE SERVICE PROTECTION USING REAL-TIME MEASUREMENT

Cable Television Laborato...

1. A system for protecting a fixed satellite service site, comprising:at least one earth station;
a first beacon detector disposed within close proximity to the at least one earth station;
a central server in operable communication with the fixed satellite service site and the first beacon detector;
an access point configured to request authorization from the central server for resource allocation; and
a beacon transmitter disposed within close proximity to the access point, and configured to transmit a beacon signal to one or more of the central server and the first beacon detector, wherein the beacon signal uniquely identifies the access point.

US Pat. No. 10,116,359

EXPLICIT BEAMFORMING IN A HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method for beamforming training, the method comprising:receiving, at a first communication device from a second communication device via a communication channel, a plurality of training signals;
determining, at the first communication device based on the plurality of training signals, a plurality of channel matrices corresponding to a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) tones;
generating, at the first communication device based on the plurality of channel matrices, feedback information for the plurality of OFDM tones, the feedback information including (i) steering matrix information for the plurality of OFDM tones and (ii) additional phase information corresponding to respective ones of the plurality of OFDM tones, the additional phase information for reducing phase discontinuity across the OFDM tones in steered transmissions that are to be subsequently transmitted from the second communication device to the first communication device, wherein the additional phase information corresponding to a particular OFDM tone of the plurality of OFDM tones is determined based on only a particular channel matrix of the plurality of channel matrices, the particular channel matrix corresponding to the particular OFDM tone; and
transmitting the feedback information from the first communication device to the second communication device, the feedback information to be used by the second communication device to
construct, based on the steering matrix information included in the feedback information, a plurality of steering matrices corresponding to the plurality of OFDM tones, wherein the plurality of OFDM tones are spaced according to a first tone spacing corresponding to a first number of OFDM tones in an OFDM symbol,
compensate, using the additional phase information included in the feedback information, the plurality of steering matrices to reduce phase discontinuities between the OFDM tones, and
steer, using the compensated steering matrices, at least one transmission via the communication channel from the second communication device to the first communication device, wherein steering the at least one transmission includes using the compensated steering matrices to steer at least one OFDM symbol that corresponds to a second tone spacing corresponding to a second number of OFDM tones, wherein (i) the second tone spacing is smaller than the first tone spacing and (ii) the second number of OFDM tones is greater than the first number of OFDM tones.

US Pat. No. 10,116,353

CONTACTLESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A contactless communication device, comprising:a transceiver configured to generate an antenna voltage based on a first electromagnetic wave received from a contactless communication reader; and
a contactless communication chip configured to,
generate a reference clock signal based on the antenna voltage, when the contactless communication chip operates in a card mode in response to a magnitude of the antenna voltage increasing to a card mode threshold,
adjust, while operating in the card mode, a trimming value stored in a register, a frequency of an internal clock signal being adjusted based on the trimming value,
generate the internal clock signal based on the trimming value such that a frequency of the internal clock signal is same as a frequency of the first electromagnetic wave, when the contactless communication chip switches from the card mode to a reader mode in response to the magnitude of the antenna voltage decreasing to a reader mode threshold, and
communicate, while the contactless communication chip operates in the reader mode, with a contactless communication card by emitting, via the transceiver, a second electromagnetic wave based on the internal clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,322

RAIL ADAPTIVE DITHER

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A method of converting an analog input signal to a linearized digital representation of the analog input signal, comprising:comparing a measure of the analog input signal to a threshold associated with a maximum dynamic range of a quantizer;
dynamically varying a maximum amplitude of a random, analog dither signal for perturbing quantization of the analog input signal in response to the comparison;
combining the dynamically varied dither signal and the analog input signal to obtain a dithered input signal; and
converting with the quantizer the dithered input signal into the linearized digital representation of the analog input signal.

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. 10,116,259

INDUCTOR-ENCLOSED VOLTAGE-CONTROLLED OSCILLATORS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A frequency synthesizer, comprising:a first voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) circuit comprising a first inductor; and
a second VCO circuit comprising a second inductor, wherein at least a portion of the first VCO circuit is disposed inside a loop of the second inductor, wherein at least a portion of the second VCO circuit is disposed inside a loop of the first inductor, wherein the portion of the first VCO circuit comprises a negative active transconductance circuit and a varactor of the first VCO circuit, and wherein the portion of the second VCO circuit comprises a negative active transconductance circuit and a varactor of the second VCO circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,116,194

VIBRATION MOTOR

AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD...

1. A vibration motor including:a housing;
a vibration module including a main magnet and a central shaft extending along a vibration direction and passing through a center of the main magnet;
a fixing module located in the housing and including a first coil and a second coil spaced from the main magnet;
an elastic connecting part suspending the vibration module in the housing;
a sensor for detecting a displacement of the vibration module along a direction perpendicular to the central shaft; wherein
the first coil and the second coil are such arranged that a geometric center of one of the first coil and the second coil deviates from the central shaft, a geometric center of the other of the first coil and the second coil deviates from the central shaft, and the two geometric centers locate at two opposed sides of the central shaft.

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. 10,116,088

PLUG CONNECTOR CASING AND PLUG CONNECTOR

Lisa Draexlmaier GmbH, V...

1. A plug connector casing for a vehicle plug connector used to connect a cable, comprising:a main body of plastic material;
a casing lock that is displaceable relative to the main body along a plugging direction;
a cable support that is integrated with the main body and that is extending from an end face of the main body past the casing lock, wherein the cable support further includes one or more latch elements and has a guide slot adapted to guide a cable bracket in a latching direction perpendicular to the plugging direction, the guide slot having two mutually spaced apart contact bevels molded thereon behind the latch element with respect to the latching direction; and
the cable bracket retained on an end portion of the cable and adapted to be releasably latched to the cable support by the one or more latch elements.

US Pat. No. 10,116,079

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND TERMINAL THEREOF

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. A terminal, comprising:a base, configured for being retained in an accommodating hole of an insulating body, wherein a top end of the base bends to form a bending portion;
a contact arm, formed by extending upward from the bending portion and configured for abutting a chip module;
a conducting portion, formed by extending from the base and configured for being conductively connected with a circuit board; and
a strip connecting portion, configured for being connected with a strip, wherein a plate surface of the strip connecting portion is attached to a plate surface of the contact arm, and the strip connecting portion is located above the bending portion.

US Pat. No. 10,116,049

STEERING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

TAOGLAS GROUP HOLDINGS LI...

1. A steering system comprising:a steerable device having steerable device actuators;
a removable steering system housing configurable to removably engage the steerable device;
one or more drive actuators in communication with the steerable device actuators; and
a controller configurable to administer a positional instruction to the one or more drive actuators.

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. 10,116,000

FABRICATION OF FLEXIBLE CONDUCTIVE ITEMS AND BATTERIES USING MODIFIED INKS

New Jersey Institute of T...

1. A method of making printable conductive pattern, comprising:dispersing flail metallic particles in deionized (DI) water to form a suspension;
adding an ammonium chloride NH4Cl solution into the suspension to etch oxidation layers;
adding a reductant to the suspension after oxidation etching and forming a nanoparticle ink;
printing a conductive pattern with the ink by printing on a flexible substrate to form a printed substrate;
drying and sintering the printed substrate without the aid of a forming gas or flammable reducing gas.

US Pat. No. 10,115,976

TERMINAL PLATE FOR FUEL CELL, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF TERMINAL PLATE FOR FUEL CELL, AND FUEL CELL

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A terminal plate for a fuel cell, comprising:a first metal plate being electrically conductive and configured to have a terminal element;
a second metal plate and a third metal plate having higher corrosion resistance than the first metal plate and placed on a surface and a rear face of the first metal plate, the second metal plate and the third metal plate having outer peripheral areas extended more outward than an outer periphery of the first metal plate; and
an elastic seal member bonded with the outer peripheral areas of the second and the third metal plates to seal outer peripheries of the first, the second and the third metal plates,
wherein each of the metal plates has supply through holes for supplying a fuel gas, an oxidizing gas and cooling water and discharge through holes for discharging the fuel gas, the oxidizing gas and the cooling water, in its outer peripheral area,
the first metal plate has plate through holes having diameters larger than diameters of the supply through holes and the discharge through holes,
the second and the third metal plates respectively have plate through holes having diameters larger than the diameters of the supply through holes and the discharge through holes but smaller than the diameters of the plate through holes in the first metal plate, and
the elastic seal member is bonded with hole peripheral areas of the plate through holes in the opposed second and third metal plates to form the supply through holes and the discharge through holes.

US Pat. No. 10,115,972

SINGLE WALL CARBON NANOTUBE BASED AIR CATHODES

University of Florida Res...

1. An electrochemical cell, comprising:a liquid electrolyte;
an air cathode, wherein the air cathode comprises:
a porous membrane having at least one hydrophobic surface; and
a conductive catalytic film comprising single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) having intimate electrical contact between said SWNTs, wherein said film contacts said hydrophobic surface of said porous membrane and said film is configured to be in direct contact with the liquid electrolyte, wherein said film does not comprise a metal catalyst, and wherein the air cathode is connected to an external circuit via direct electrical contact to the SWNTs.

US Pat. No. 10,115,962

HIGH CAPACITY CATHODE MATERIAL WITH STABILIZING NANOCOATINGS

ENVIA SYSTEMS, INC., New...

1. A positive electrode active material comprising a lithium metal oxide active composition coated with an amorphous aluminum zinc oxide coating composition approximately represented by the formula AlxZn1?(3x/2)O, where x is from about 0.15 to about 0.475, wherein the lithium metal oxide active composition can be approximately represented by a formula Li1+bNi?Mn?Co?A?O2, where b ranges from about 0.05 to about 0.3, ? ranges from 0 to about 0.4, ? range from about 0.2 to about 0.65, ? ranges from 0 to about 0.46, and ? ranges from 0 to about 0.15 with the proviso that both ? and ? are not zero, and where A is Mg, Sr, Ba, Cd, Zn, Al, Ga, B, Zr, Ti, Ca, Ce, Y, Nb, Cr, Fe, V, or combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,115,875

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a base member having a plurality of first recesses each defined by a bottom surface and lateral surfaces that are inner surfaces of a lateral wall separating adjacent first recesses of the plurality of first recesses;
at least one light-emitting element mounted in each of the plurality of first recesses; and
a plurality of light-transmissive members, each having a flat upper surface and covering one of the plurality of first recesses, wherein
the plurality of light-transmissive members are separated from each other by the lateral wall separating the adjacent first recesses; and
the upper surface of each of the plurality of light transmissive members is located higher than an uppermost portion of the lateral wall, wherein
the base member comprises a substrate and the lateral wall, and
in a cross-sectional view of each of the plurality of first recesses, a virtual line passing through an edge of an upper surface of the at least one light-emitting element and an edge of an upper surface of the lateral wall forms an angle of 0 to 5 degrees with respect to an upper surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,115,841

INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAIC PANEL CIRCUITRY

Solaredge Technologies Lt...

1. An apparatus comprising:a photovoltaic panel comprising a plurality of photovoltaic cells;
a casing that holds the photovoltaic cells; and
a converter circuit comprising first and second input terminals, the first input terminal directly connected to the casing by the first input terminal being bonded to the casing, and the second input terminal directly connected to the photovoltaic panel, and the converter circuit comprising first and second output terminals galvanically isolated from the first and second input terminals and electrically disconnected from the first and second input terminals, wherein the converter circuit converts first direct current (DC) power on the second input terminal to second DC power on the first output terminal, wherein the first output terminal of the converter circuit outputs power received by the converter circuit,
wherein the first and second input terminals of the converter circuit are integrated with the casing and the photovoltaic panel, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,115,626

METHODS FOR FORMING ISOLATION BLOCKS OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A method for forming an isolation block of a semiconductor device, comprising:providing a semiconductor substrate;
performing an etching process to form a plurality of trenches which are parallel to each other in the semiconductor substrate, wherein a plurality of strip structures are between the trenches, the strip structures and the trenches occupy a first region in the semiconductor substrate, and the strip structures are arranged staggered with the trenches;
forming a shielding layer on the semiconductor substrate after the formation of the plurality of trenches, wherein the first region is exposed by an opening of the shielding layer; and
performing a thermal oxidation process, such that the strip structures are oxidized to form a plurality of oxidized portions, wherein the oxidized portions extend into the trenches and are connected to each other to form an isolation block in the semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,115,561

METHOD OF ANALYZING SURFACE MODIFICATION OF A SPECIMEN IN A CHARGED-PARTICLE MICROSCOPE

FEI Company, Hillsboro, ...

1. A method of investigating a specimen using a charged-particle microscope comprising:a specimen holder, for holding the specimen;
a source, for producing a beam of charged-particle radiation;
an illuminator, for directing said beam so as to irradiate a surface of the specimen;
an imaging detector, for receiving a flux of radiation emanating from the specimen in response to said irradiation, so as to produce an image of at least part of said surface; and
an apparatus for modifying said surface by performing thereon a process selected from the group consisting of material removal, material deposition, and combinations thereof, wherein the apparatus has a set of operating parameters;
the method comprising:
defining a lower threshold and an upper threshold for comparison with a primary figure of merit;
producing and storing a first image, of a first, initial surface of the specimen;
setting the operating parameters for the apparatus;
modifying said first surface in a primary modification step by invoking said apparatus, thereby yielding a second, modified surface;
producing and storing a second image, of said second surface;
performing a pixel-wise comparison of said first and second images using a mathematical image similarity metric so as to generate the primary figure of merit for said primary modification step, wherein the primary figure of merit quantifies the similarity of the first and second images, and wherein a changing primary figure of merit indicates a changing similarity of the first and second images; and
comparing the primary figure of merit to the lower and upper thresholds, wherein if the primary figure of merit is above the upper threshold indicating a first outcome of the primary modification step as indicated by the similarity of the first and second images, performing a first surface modification operation, and wherein if the primary figure of merit is below the lower threshold indicating an outcome of the primary modification step different from the first outcome as indicated by the similarity of the first and second images, performing a second surface modification operation, different from the first surface modification operation.

US Pat. No. 10,115,486

MODULAR COMPRESSION CHAMBER

General Fusion Inc., Bri...

1. A modular compression chamber for use in a compression system for generating pressure waves in a fluid in the compression chamber, the compression chamber comprising:a plurality of individual modules, each having an outer face, an inner face, and a side wall between the inner and outer faces, at least one individual module being surrounded with two or more neighboring modules in adjacent interlocking contact, wherein the plurality of individual modules are tapered such that an area of the outer face of each individual module is larger than an area of the inner face of each individual module; and
a plurality of connecting means interlocking the individual modules together to form a wall of the chamber, wherein the inner face of the individual modules collectively form an inner surface of the wall of the chamber,
wherein at least one of the individual modules comprises at least one pressure wave generator configured to generate the pressure wave in the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,115,445

MAGNETIC MEMORY DEVICE THAT IS PROTECTED AGAINST READING USING AN EXTERNAL MAGNETIC FIELD AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SUCH MAGNETIC MEMORY DEVICE

CROCUS TECHNOLOGY SA, Gr...

1. A magnetic memory device configured to be used with a self-referenced read operation, the memory comprising a plurality of magnetic units, each unit including:a first magnetic tunnel junction comprising a first storage layer having a first storage magnetization and a first sense magnetic layer having a first sense magnetization;
a second magnetic tunnel junction comprising a second storage layer having a second storage magnetization and a second sense magnetic layer having a second sense magnetization;
a current line and a strap electrically connecting the first and second magnetic tunnel junctions in series;
a field line comprising:
a first line portion for passing, during the read operation, a first current portion of a field current, the first current portion generating a first magnetic field adapted for varying the first sense magnetization and a first resistance of the first magnetic tunnel junction; and
a second line portion for passing a second current portion of the field current, the second current portion generating a second magnetic field adapted for varying the second sense magnetization direction and a second resistance of the second magnetic tunnel junction, the second current portion having a polarity opposed to the one of the first current portion;
each magnetic unit being provided with a data state such that the first storage magnetization is aligned in a direction opposed to the one of the second storage magnetization;
wherein the first magnetic field is adapted for varying the first sense magnetization in a first direction and the second magnetic field is adapted for varying the second sense magnetization in a second direction opposed to the first direction, such that, in each magnetic unit either, the first storage magnetization is parallel to the first sense magnetization and the second sense magnetization, or the first storage magnetization is antiparallel to the first sense magnetization and to the second sense magnetization;
the current line being configured for providing an output signal that varies in response to the sum of the resistances of the first and second magnetic tunnel junctions of each of said plurality of magnetic units, such that said data state can be determined only when the input signal is provided to the field line.

US Pat. No. 10,115,171

MEDICATION RELATED TASK NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Cerner Innovation, Inc., ...

1. A task management system for informing a clinician of medication administration related tasks to be performed, comprising:a repository of information associating data identifying a plurality of different medications with a corresponding plurality of post-administration alert messages, an individual alert message being for notifying a clinician of a particular post-administration task to be performed concerning a particular medication following administration of said particular medication to a patient;
a pharmacy information system including a configuration processor device enabling a pharmacist to initiate incorporating data in said repository associating a post-administration alert message with a particular medication as well as with times for a post-administration alert message to be generated and provided to a clinician and enabling a pharmacist to dynamically associate a post-administration alert message that is not in a medication database with a particular medication and configured to automatically generate the post-administration alert message for an order for the particular medication for presentation on a mobile point-of-care medication administration system;
a communication interface presenting the post-administration alert message as a pop-up display window on a graphic user interface of a mobile point-of-care medication device, the post-administration alert message being automatically presented on the graphic user interface upon one of the following: an order for the particular administration is entered for the patient, the particular medication is selected for administration for the patient, or a medication profile for the particular medication is opened;
an input processor device receiving data indicating said particular medication has been administered to said patient;
a workflow processor device processing data to determine tasks to add to or remove from a task list or to modify tasks incorporated on, or for incorporation on, a task list and for, in response to received data indicating said particular medication has been administered to said patient, using information in said repository to identify a post-administration task associated with said particular medication and automatically adding data indicating an identified post-administration task to be performed to a task list of a clinician; and
the mobile point-of-care medication device presenting said identified post-administration task and task list of said clinician and a post-administration alert message to said clinician for viewing by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,115,122

SUBSCRIPTION BILL SERVICE, SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Nant Holdings IP, LLC, C...

1. A mobile reconciliation device, comprising:an object recognition engine configured to derive at least one object attribute associated with a real-world object based on image data of the real-world object; and
a transaction reconciliation engine coupled with the object recognition engine and comprising a memory storing reconciliation rules, the transaction reconciliation engine configured to:
provide data regarding a mapping, via the reconciliation rules as a function of the at least one object attribute, to a first account and a second account related to the real-world object; and
cause reconciliation of a transaction related to the real-world object among the first account and the second account, wherein the reconciling comprises a transfer of at least a first amount of a payment associated with the first account based on at least a portion of the transaction attributed to a first entity associated with the first account and at least a second amount associated with the second account based on at least a portion of the transaction attributed to a second entity associated with the second account.

US Pat. No. 10,115,111

MODELING USERS FOR FRAUD DETECTION AND ANALYSIS

Guardian Analytics, Inc.,...

1. A method comprising:automatically generating, with at least one processor, a predictive user model representing non-fraudulent activities undertaken by a user in multiple channels in association with an account of the user by transforming data representing the non-fraudulent activities of the user into relationships forming the predictive user model, wherein automatically generating the predictive user model comprises:
generating, with the at least one processor, a plurality of components of the predictive user model from event parameters associated with a first set of events undertaken by the user when the user electronically accesses information associated with the account of the user, wherein the event parameters comprise data associated with the non-fraudulent activities undertaken by the user when the user electronically accesses information associated with an account of the user via a plurality of channels of the multiple channels that is collected during the first set of events, wherein the event parameters comprise IP address data or HTTP data and information associated with an ATM, information associated with a call center system, or information associated with an offline interaction, and wherein
the IP address data or HTTP data comprises one or more of:
IP address data or HTTP data associated with a login event of a session involving the user,
IP address data or HTTP data associated with a termination event of a session involving the user,
IP address data or HTTP data associated with an account access event of a session involving the user,
IP address data or HTTP data associated with an activity event during a session involving the user,
or any combination thereof;
predicting, with the at least one processor and based on generating the plurality of components of the predictive user model, expected behavior of the user during a second set of events using the predictive user model, wherein the second set of events is associated with the non-fraudulent activities undertaken by the user when the user electronically accesses the account of the user, wherein predicting the expected behavior of the user during the second set of events comprises:
generating a statistical relationship between the event parameters associated with the first set of events and derived parameters, wherein the derived parameters include one or more of:
a geographic area from which a first device having the IP address data or identified by the HTTP data, that is conducting a session involving the user during the first set of events,
a location within the geographic area of the first device having the IP address data or identified by the HTTP data, that is conducting a session involving the user during the first set of events,
an identification of the first device having the IP address data or identified by the HTTP data, that is conducting a session involving the user during the first set of events,
an electronic service provider of the first device having the IP address data or identified by the HTTP data, that is conducting a session involving the user during the first set of events, or
any combination thereof;
generating, with the at least one processor and from data representing fraudulent activities of a plurality of fraudsters in a plurality of third party accounts, a predictive fraud model;
generating, with the at least one processor, data representing a prediction of expected behavior of a fraudster associated with a third set of events using the predictive fraud model, wherein the third set of events is associated with fraudulent activities undertaken by the fraudster in association with an additional account, wherein the predictive fraud model is independent of the predictive user model and is generated using the data representing the fraudulent activities of the plurality of fraudsters in the plurality of third party accounts; and
calculating, with the at least one processor, a risk score associated with at least one fourth event that is conducted in real-time, wherein the risk score comprises an indication that the at least one fourth event is performed by the user instead of the fraudster, where the at least one fourth event is associated with electronically accessing the account of the user, wherein calculating the risk score comprises:
calculating the risk score by comparing the expected behavior of the user during the second set of events predicted using the predictive user model, the data representing the prediction of expected behavior of the fraudster associated with the third set of events generated using the predictive fraud model, and IP address data or HTTP data of a second device conducting a session associated with the at least one fourth event; and
generating, with the at least one processor, an alert associated with the account of the user based on calculating the risk score associated with the at least one fourth event.

US Pat. No. 10,115,095

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR UNIFIED INVENTORY AND FINANCIAL TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT

Worldpay US, Inc., Atlan...

1. A system for providing payment processing services from a plurality of disparate payment processors to a plurality of disparate transaction intake platforms, the system comprising:one or more computers configured to implement by executing instructions on one or more processors, a platform-agnostic transaction-related communication system, wherein the transaction-related communication system comprises:
one or more receiving modules configured for:
receiving a first item of financial transaction information from a customer- facing interface, and
receiving a second item of financial transaction information from a merchant-facing point-of-sale interface,
a point of sale server configured for:
rendering in a common internal format, the first item of financial transaction information from the customer-facing interface, and
rendering in the common internal format, the second item of financial transaction information from the merchant-facing point-of-sale interface,
a payment processing module configured for:
rendering in a second format, the first item of financial transaction information for payment processing by a first external financial party, and
rendering in a third format, the first item of financial transaction information for payment processing by a second external financial party, and
a transaction execution module configured for:
transmitting in the second format the first item of financial transaction information for payment processing by the first external financial party, and
transmitting in the third format the second item of financial transaction information for payment processing by the second external financial party,
wherein the common internal format is a common intake transaction ticket format, and
wherein the one or more receiving modules comprise a single stack application interface residing on the one or more servers.

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. 10,115,046

MAILPIECES MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTION AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

NEOPOST TECHNOLOGIES, Ba...

14. A single machine-readable symbol containing a web page link giving access to a domain server for interactive customer communication and comprising processing equipment control codes or a mailpiece identifier required to control at least one processing equipment of a mailpieces manufacturing, distribution and communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,115,026

METHOD FOR LANE DETECTION

Delphi Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for lane detection for a camera-based driver assistance system comprising a camera attached to a vehicle for capturing images of a traffic space ahead of the vehicle, wherein the method includes:a) identifying in an image captured by a camera that areas of the image are identified as recognized lane markings which meet a predetermined recognition criterion;
b) tracking at least two recognized lane markings, wherein a temporal change of a course of the at least two lane markings to be tracked in the road surface plane is tracked using a common recursive state estimator,
c) estimating separate courses for the at least two of the lane markings to be tracked;
d) determining a respective offset value for the at least two recognized lane markings, wherein said respective offset value indicates a transversal offset of the at least two recognized lane markings relative to a reference axis parallel to a center longitudinal axis of the vehicle; and
e) performing an allocation of the respective offset value to a respective one of the separate courses of the lane markings to be tracked, wherein for allocation of the determined offset values to a respective one of the separate courses of the lane markings to be tracked, a parametric estimation method is applied; and
f) outputting a lane-departure-warning in accordance with the offset values.

US Pat. No. 10,115,006

MOVING PART IMAGE PARTITIONING FOR WALKING GAIT IDENTIFICATION

King Fahd University of P...

1. A method of identifying a human subject by gait recognition, the method comprising:obtaining a number of image frames of the human subject showing the human subject's walking style and storing the image frames in a memory,
receiving by circuitry a gait sequence, the gait sequence including a predetermined number of the image frames of the human subject;
processing by circuitry, the received gait sequence to generate a gait-energy-image (GEI), wherein the GEI is a sum of walking silhouette images divided by the number of the image frames;
computing by circuitry, a plurality of Gabor filter responses by convoluting the generated GEI with a bank of Gabor filters, the filter bank including a first predetermined number of unique scales, and a second predetermined number of unique orientations,
partitioning by circuitry, each Gabor filter response of the computed plurality of Gabor filter responses, into a predetermined number of overlapping regions, wherein the partitioning separates the walking silhouette images into moving parts of the human subject selected from the group consisting of a head, an arms, a leg and a torso;
extracting by circuitry, a predetermined number of statistical features only from the overlapping regions, the extracted statistical features corresponding to texture content of the subject; and
identifying by circuitry, the human subject based on a classification of the extracted statistical features.

US Pat. No. 10,114,999

USING DYNAMIC OCCLUSION TO PROTECT AGAINST CAPTURING BARCODES FOR FRAUDULENT USE ON MOBILE DEVICES

Koupon Media, Inc., Addi...

1. At least one machine readable medium including code that, when executed by one or more processors, causes the one or more processors to perform operations to:determine a dynamic occlusion to be applied to a barcode;
generate an object for displaying a series of images of the barcode with the dynamic occlusion, the barcode to be scannable at least once based on the series of images to be displayed, wherein the dynamic occlusion includes a modification to a first portion of the barcode to create a first image of a modified barcode, wherein the object, when displayed for a first time period, is to render the first image of the modified barcode for at least a first interval occurring within the first time period, wherein the first image of the modified barcode includes an opaque layer masking the first portion of the barcode; and
provide the object for access by a mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,114,969

ULTRA-SECURE BLOCKCHAIN-BASED ELECTRONIC INFORMATION TRANSFER SYSTEM

1. A system for secure data file encryption, comprising:a first processor receiving one or more data files from sources exterior to the processor;
a data slicing module slicing the received data files into smaller data segments;
a hashing algorithm hashing the data segments to create a unique blockchain capable identifier for each segment;
an encryption module encrypting each data segment individually;
an upload module uploading each individually encrypted data segment into a blockchain structure, each blockchain maintaining a grid table of the position of data segments of the data files as a whole;
a distribution module transmitting the blockchain structure to a plurality of second processors, each second processor of which is physically separate from said first processor;
a reconstitution module identifying and locating the blockchain structure and reassembling the blockchain structure within said first processor;
a decryption module decrypting the blockchain structure and reconstructing the one or more data files for delivery to a user.

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. 10,114,948

HYPERVISOR-BASED BUFFER OVERFLOW DETECTION AND PREVENTION

McAfee, LLC, Santa Clara...

1. A method for securing an electronic device, comprising:determining a memory page to be monitored;
determining portions of the memory page allocated for content for applications;
marking all remaining portions of the memory page as unallocated for content for applications and unwriteable other than by authorized functions of an operating system;
determining, at a level below the operating system, an attempt from the level of the operating system, the attempt to access unallocated portions of the memory page marked as unwriteable other than by authorized functions of the operating system;
determining whether the attempt originated from an authorized function of the operating system; and
in response to a determination that the attempt did not originate from an authorized function of the operating system, blocking the attempt,
wherein the remaining portions of the memory page include a size indicator of an allocation, the size indicator having been written to an unallocated portion of the memory page by an authorized function of the operating system,
wherein determining whether the attempt originated from an authorized function of the operating system includes determining whether the attempt originated from a deallocation function of the operating system,
wherein the portions of the memory page marked as unallocated for content for applications and unwriteable other than by authorized functions of the operating system include one or more portions of the memory between memory allocations.

US Pat. No. 10,114,933

TECHNIQUE FOR ENABLING NOMINAL FLOW OF AN EXECUTABLE FILE

Denuvo GmbH, Salzburg (A...

1. A method for enabling nominal flow of an executable file on a client comprising:reading at least a portion of the executable file on the client, wherein the executable file comprises an obfuscated executable code portion lacking at least one nominal constant, wherein the nominal constant is a numerical value for enabling the nominal flow of the executable file;
retrieving substantially unique hardware information of the client;
transmitting one of the hardware information and information derived therefrom to a server;
receiving at least one transformed constant that has been transformed based on one of the hardware information and the information derived therefrom;
performing, using one of the hardware information and the information derived therefrom, an inverse transformation on the at least one transformed constant to recover the nominal constant; and
executing the executable file in accordance with the nominal constant.

US Pat. No. 10,114,931

PHARMACEUTICAL PLATFORM TECHNOLOGY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL PRODUCTS

SINOVEDA CANADA INC., (C...

1. A method of preparing a herbal composition comprising multiple components for drug formulations, the method comprises the steps of:a) preparing multiple samples having different random concentrations of a herbal mixture that comprises multiple components, each of said sample comprises the same multiple components, said samples further comprise multiple doses of the mixture, wherein the identities of or interactions among the components are not known a priori;
b) obtaining a dataset comprising pharmacodynamic parameters describing the dose-response of said samples of mixture;
c) performing linear modeling on said dataset to identify the components having strong correlation with the response as potential active components; said modeling system comprises

wherein r is linearized response, r is average linearized response; wi is weight of the ith component, wi? is weight of the non-linear self-interaction behavior of the ith component, di is the dose of the ith component, di and dj are average doses of the ith and jth component, and wi,j is the weight of the interacting pair,
is a minimization procedure to minimize the difference between r and said first modeling system by varying wi, wi?, wi,j,wherein said first modeling system generates outputs comprising (i) optimal weights ?i and ?i,j, which are optimal values of wi and wi? and wi,j obtained from said minimization procedure, and (ii) total dose of the components D, which is defined as

d) Using Bootstrapping approach to repeat steps b)-c) to refine the optimal weights ?i and ?i,j and potential active components;
e) using in vitro assays or in silico methods to obtain parameters describing the rate of elimination of said potential active components from (d) and their active metabolites in a plurality of mammalian tissue systems;
f) using in vitro assays or in silico methods to obtain parameters describing distribution of said potential active components from (d) and their active metabolites in a plurality of mammalian tissue systems;
g) estimating the effect-time relationship of the potential active components by incorporating said parameters of (e) and (f);
h) performing Subset-selection principal component analysis to infer the final set of active components based on parameters from d), e), f) and g);
i) inputting the optimal weights, ?i and ?i,j, from (d) of final set of active components from h) into a second modeling system that comprises

wherein, A is estimated response generated by said active components per total dose, ?0 is an average linearized response per total dose, xi and xj are defined as d?i/D and d?j/D respectively, which are fractions of said total dose D contributed by the ith and jth component respectively, and wherein
is a maximization procedure achieved by varying xi, ?i is for all i values,wherein said second modeling system generates outputs comprising dosages of active components that generate maximal response; and
j) using dosages of active components that generate the maximal response from (i) to prepare a herbal composition comprising multiple components, wherein the dosages for said multiple components are obtained from said dosages of active components that generate the maximal response.

US Pat. No. 10,114,574

OPTIMIZING STORAGE ALLOCATION IN A STORAGE SYSTEM

Pure Storage, Inc., Moun...

1. A method comprising:performing one or more write operations to a first portion of a first logical grouping of data;
in response to performing one or more write operations to the first portion, recording that a second portion of a second logical grouping of data no longer underlies the first portion of the first logical grouping of data;
determining whether any other logical groupings of data are mapped to the second portion of the second logical grouping of data; and
allocating storage locations associated with the second portion of the second logical grouping of data based on the determination of whether any other logical groupings of data are mapped to the second portion of the second logical grouping of data.

US Pat. No. 10,114,547

CONTEXT-BASED KEYBOARD

SUPER DERIVATIVES, INC., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a memory having stored thereon instructions; and
a processor to execute the instructions, the instructions, when executed by said processor, to result in a virtual context-based keyboard to interface between a user and at least one application, said virtual context-based keyboard is based on an input context to be provided from the user to the at least one application, said input context comprises an input context defining a financial instrument, the input context comprising a predefined combination of a plurality of context components to be defined based on a plurality of predefined sets of input elements, said plurality of context components comprise at least a type component to define a type of the financial instrument and a time period component to define at least one time period corresponding to the financial instrument, said virtual context-based keyboard comprises a plurality of keyboard elements representing input elements of said plurality of sets of input elements, each keyboard element representing a different input element, the input context comprises a combination of N>1 context components, denoted X1 . . . XN, an i-th context component, denoted Xi, wherein i=1 . . . N, comprising an input element selected from a predefined set of Mi>1 input elements, denoted {Xi1, Xi2, . . . , XiMi}, said plurality of keyboard elements comprise keyboard elements representing each of the input elements {Xi1, Xi2, . . . , XiMi} for all N context components, the plurality of keyboard elements comprising at least one keyboard element representing at least one respective multi-character input element which comprises a string of two or more characters, the plurality of keyboard elements comprising at least a first plurality of keyboard elements representing a respective plurality of different financial instrument types, and a second plurality of keyboard elements representing a respective plurality of different time periods,
wherein the instructions result in providing the input context to said application based on an indication of a sequence of keyboard elements selected by said user from said plurality of keyboard elements, a context component of the input context comprising a particular input element selected from a corresponding set of input elements according to said sequence of keyboard elements, the input context comprising the string of two or more characters responsive to the sequence of keyboard elements comprising the multi-character keyboard element.

US Pat. No. 10,114,532

EDITING OPTIONS FOR IMAGE REGIONS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving a definition of a user-defined class of image region from a user, wherein the definition includes one or more defined image characteristics of the image region;
associating a defined set of editing options with the user-defined class of image region, wherein the defined set of editing options is selected from a plurality of available editing options, each editing option in the defined set being associated with at least one edit operation that adjusts a respective set of one or more pixel values of the image region;
detecting a region of an image based on one or more characteristics of one or more pixels of the image, wherein the detected region is a portion of the image that excludes at least one pixel of the image;
determining an identified class of the detected region from a plurality of identifiable classes of regions, wherein each of the plurality of identifiable classes of regions is associated with a respective set of one or more editing options, each editing option in each set being associated with one or more edit operations that adjust a respective set of one or more pixel values of the image, wherein the identified class is determined as the user-defined class based on a determination that one or more image characteristics of the detected region match the one or more defined image characteristics of the image region included in the definition of the user-defined class;
examining previously-selected editing options selected by multiple users of an online networked service to change pixel values of images;
examining classes of regions that include the changed pixel values from the previously-selected editing options;
determining a resulting set of editing options that include editing options selected from the previously-selected editing options based on a frequency of selection of the previously-selected editing options for the identified class of the detected region by the multiple users, wherein the resulting set of editing options are included in the set of one or more editing options associated with the identified class;
presenting the resulting set of editing options for selection, wherein each of the editing options in the resulting set adjusts a respective set of one or more pixel values of the detected region in response to being selected, and wherein the resulting set of editing options is different from at least one of the other sets of editing options associated with the identifiable classes other than the user-defined class; and
providing the definition of the user-defined class and the resulting set of editing options to one or more devices such that each editing option in the resulting set of editing options is available for selection by one or more other users with respect to one or more other images associated with the one or more other users, wherein the resulting set of editing options is configured to be presented for selection by the one or more other users in response to one or more image characteristics of one or more detected regions of the one or more other images matching the one or more defined image characteristics of the user-defined class.

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. 10,114,521

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. 10,114,516

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. 10,114,514

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a display;
a memory;
and
a processor, the processor being configured to:
identify that a head-mounted device, which is operatively and physically connected to the electronic device, is worn by a user,
in response to the identifying that the head-mounted device is worn by the user, display a first screen on the display,
identify that the head-mounted device is removed from the user,
in response to the identifying that the electronic device is removed from the user, store, in the memory, information for a second screen, which is different screen from the first screen, being displayed on the display at a moment of removing the electronic device from the user, the second screen being a screen according to a first eye direction of the user, and
identify that the head-mounted device is worn by the user having a second eye direction,
in response to the identifying that the head-mounted device is worn by the user having the second eye direction, display the second screen on the display based on the stored information for the second screen,
wherein the first eye direction and the second eye direction are different directions from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,114,509

MULTI-TOUCH DEVICE HAVING IMPEDANCES POSITIONED AT ELECTRODE CROSS POINTS AND OPERATION METHOD THEREFOR FOR DETECTING TOUCH INPUTS

Wook Chang, Gangnam-gu, ...

1. A multi-touch apparatus comprising:a plurality of drive electrodes;
a plurality of sense electrodes;
a plurality of impedances positioned at cross points of the drive electrodes and the sense electrodes; and
a controller configured to select a first drive electrode from the drive electrodes, select a first sense electrode from the sense electrodes, output a first voltage to the first drive electrode, output a second voltage to at least one of remaining drive electrodes and at least one of remaining sense electrodes, and detect a touch input associated with a first cross point of the first drive electrode and the first sense electrode based on a detection voltage detected from the first sense electrode,
wherein the controller is configured to measure an impedance value of a first impedance positioned at the first cross point among the impedances by removing interference impedance occurring along the first sense electrode, and
wherein the controller is configured to remove the interference impedance using a difference between the first voltage and a sum of voltages of interference impedances positioned along the first sense electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,114,471

WIRELESS INPUT SYSTEM BASED ON AN INTRA-BODY COMMUNICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION METHOD THEREOF

HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUN...

1. A wireless input system based on an intra-body communication wherein the system comprises a storage medium for storing program instructions thereon and a processor connected to the storage medium for executing the program instructions, comprising an intelligent wearable device wherein the wireless input system based on the intra-body communication further comprises a wireless keyboard coupled to the intelligent wearable device by a wireless manner to receive an input information, wherein the wireless keyboard comprises an intra-body communication unit of a transmitting terminal and the intelligent wearable device comprises an intra-body communication unit of a receiving terminal so that the wireless keyboard communicates with the intelligent wearable device therebetween via a human body to perform a wireless input procedure, and wherein the intra-body communication unit of the transmitting terminal is disposed in a press-button position of the wireless keyboard to directly contact a typing finger of a user, and the intra-body communication unit of the receiving terminal is disposed in the intelligent wearable device to directly contact a skin surface of the human body of the user;the wireless keyboard further comprising a control unit of the transmitting terminal and a storage unit;
wherein the control unit of the transmitting terminal coupled to the intra-body communication unit of the transmitting terminal and configured to cause the processor to control operations of the units within the wireless keyboard;
wherein the storage unit coupled to the control unit of the transmitting terminal stores a type information of the wireless keyboard and dynamically stores a keying code information, and the storage unit further comprises a keying code information storage unit for dynamically stores and records the keying code information; and
the intelligent wearable device further comprising a control unit of the transmitting terminal and a display unit;
wherein the control unit of the receiving terminal coupled to the intra-body communication unit of the receiving terminal and configured to cause the processor to control operations of the units within the intelligent wearable device; and
wherein the display unit coupled to the control unit of the receiving terminal displays text messages on a screen of the intelligent wearable device;
wherein the receiving and determining unit coupled to the control unit of the receiving terminal is configured to cause the processor to receive and analyze the keying code information and the keyboard type information issued by the wireless keyboard and determines whether the analyzed keyboard type information corresponds to the wireless keyboard clicked by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,114,433

THERMAL MANAGEMENT ASSEMBLY

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

11. An apparatus comprising:a memory device including an upper notch and a lower notch;
a thermal management assembly coupled to the memory device via the upper notch,
wherein the thermal management assembly includes:
a first thermal management member including:
a first main region that is continuous and devoid of a through opening;
a first connection region that is discontinuous; and
a first top side;
a second thermal management member including:
a second main region;
a second connection region, wherein the second main region and the second connection region are continuous, and the second connection region includes a connection tab such that the first connection region and the second connection region are connected by the connection tab; and
a second top side;
a connection member to couple the first thermal management member and the second thermal management member to the memory device, wherein the first top side and the second top side are substantially flush with a top side of the memory device and the connection tab is located directly behind the connection member; and
a memory device socket electrically coupled to the memory device, wherein the memory device socket includes a retention clip receivable in the lower notch.

US Pat. No. 10,114,340

OPTIMISED TIMEPIECE MOVEMENT

The Swatch Group Research...

11. A magnetic escape wheel arranged to pivot about a second pivot axis, and comprising magnetized areas at the periphery thereof, wherein said second magnetized areas are each substantially tangentially arranged, and in that said magnetic escape wheel includes compensating magnets, each said compensating magnet being arranged in proximity to a said second nearby tangential magnetized area and producing a leakage field in a different direction to that of the field of said second nearby tangential magnetized area, and the intensity of said leakage field being low compared to that of the field of said second nearby tangential magnetized area.

US Pat. No. 10,114,305

LIQUID TONER CONTAINING A LOW SYMMETRY ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTING MATERIAL FOR PRINTING CONDUCTIVE TRACES

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A liquid toner for printing conductive traces, including:a carrier liquid; and
toner particles dispersed in the carrier liquid, the toner particles including an electrically conducting material and a dispersant embedded in a resin, the electrically conducting material having a shape of a flake, a fiber, or a tube.

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. 10,114,227

LIQUID CRYSTAL LENS AND 3D DISPLAY

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A liquid crystal lens comprises an upper substrate, a lower substrate, and both a liquid crystal layer and spacers disposed between the upper substrate and the lower substrate; wherein the surfaces of the spacers are coated with a ?/4 phase retardation film.

US Pat. No. 10,114,212

DEFLECTOR

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA C...

1. A deflector comprising:a substrate portion;
a swing portion;
a reflective portion;
a support portion; and
an electrostatic or magnetic drive mechanism; and
a biasing mechanism, wherein
the swing portion is swingably placed on a first end of the support portion,
a second end of the support portion is fixed to the substrate portion,
the reflective portion is formed on the swing portion,
the electrostatic or magnetic drive mechanism has a component configured to apply torque around a swing axis to the swing portion,
the biasing mechanism is configured to bias the swing portion toward the support portion, at least when force in a separating direction from the support portion acts on the swing portion,
the biasing mechanism is any one of a first biasing mechanism and a second biasing mechanism,
the first biasing mechanism includes an insulator provided on at least one of the support portion and the swing portion, and voltage applying mechanism for applying a voltage between the support portion and the swing portion, and biases the swing portion toward the support portion by utilizing electrostatic force,
the second biasing mechanism includes a magnet provided on the swing portion, and a magnetic material provided on the support portion, and biases the swing portion toward the support portion by utilizing magnetic force.

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. 10,114,179

OPTICAL CONNECTOR, PIN KEEPER, PIN INSERTION JIG, EXPANSION MEMBER, AND PIN INSERTION TOOL

SEI OPTIFRONTIER CO., LTD...

1. An optical connector that is connected to another connector in a predetermined connection direction, the optical connector comprising:a ferrule that includes insertion holes into which pins to be connected to the another connector are to be inserted; and
a pin keeper that is provided on a side of the ferrule opposite to the another connector and includes retaining holes retaining the pins inserted into the insertion holes,
wherein the pin keeper includes a pair of side portions in which the retaining holes are formed, and a bottom portion that connects end portions of the pair of side portions, and
the retaining holes are formed in a shape in which inside surfaces of the side portions facing each other are notched, the optical connector further comprising
a housing that receives the ferrule and the pin keeper,
wherein the housing includes a first opening through which an expansion member widening the pair of side portions is inserted into the housing, and
the pair of side portions is pushed to be widened when the expansion member is inserted from the first opening and comes into contact with the inside of each of the side portions.

US Pat. No. 10,114,172

MULTIMODE BEAM COMBINER

OFS FITEL, LLC, Norcross...

1. A fiber combining system, comprising:(a) mode adapters, each mode adapter comprising:
(a1) a core, comprising:
(a1A) a core input end having an input fundamental mode field diameter (MFD); and
(a1B) a core output end having an output fundamental MFD, the output fundamental MFD being larger than the input fundamental MFD;
(a1C) a mode expander between the core input end and the core output end; and
(a1D) a core index of refraction; and
(a2) a cladding surrounding the core, the cladding comprising a cladding index of refraction, the cladding index of refraction being less than the core index of refraction; and
(b) a combiner, comprising:
(b1) a combiner input end optically coupled to the adapters' core output ends;
(b2) a combiner output end; and
(b3) a down-tapered region between the combiner input end and the combiner output end.

US Pat. No. 10,114,161

MULTI-LAYER ABSORPTIVE WIRE GRID POLARIZER

Moxtek, Inc., Orem, UT (...

1. A wire grid polarizer comprising:a. a transmissive substrate;
b. an array of parallel, elongated first rib groups disposed over the substrate, each first rib group comprising:
i. a central first transmissive rib; and
ii. a pair of first wires including a first wire disposed along each side of the first transmissive rib;
c. a first dielectric material substantially filling first gaps between each rib group and an adjacent rib group;
d. an array of parallel, elongated second wires disposed over the first rib groups and the first dielectric material, on a same side of the substrate as the first rib groups, and farther from the substrate than the first rib groups;
e. the first wires are absorptive and the second wires are reflective; and
f. a pitch of the first wires is less than a pitch of the second wires.

US Pat. No. 10,114,050

UTILITY CONSUMPTION IDENTIFICATION

Sensus USA Inc., Raleigh...

1. A method of identifying with a non-intrusive load monitoring apparatus consumption of a utility by devices in a group of devices, wherein each device in the group of devices has a plurality of device-states and is arranged to consume the utility, the method comprising, for a given measurement period in a supply of the utility to the group of devices:configuring a non-transitory memory to receive and store a predetermined mean vector, ?d, for each device of a plurality of devices within the group of devices, each predetermined mean vector being a time-based vector of levels of consumption of the utility by that device during a predetermined measurement period for each device-state of the plurality of devices-states for that device;
providing an input module configured to operate with a utility sensor that measures consumption of the utility by the group of devices, the input module obtaining a time-based vector of total levels of consumption of the utility by the group of devices during the given measurement period;
receiving the predetermined mean vector, ?d, for each device of the plurality of devices within the group of devices, wherein each predetermined mean vector, ?d, is provided other than by the utility sensor that measures consumption of the utility by the group of devices;
calculating with a processor, for each of a plurality of group-states, wherein each group-state corresponds to each device in the group of devices being in a corresponding device-state, a score representing a likelihood that the group of devices is in the group-state during the given measurement period, wherein said score is based on a likelihood of the obtained vector occurring based on a multivariate statistical model that incorporates the predetermined mean vectors, corresponding to the group-state, of the total level of consumption of the utility by the group of devices during a measurement period in the supply of the utility to the group of devices when the group of devices is in the group-state;
identifying, based at least in part on the calculated scores, a most likely group-state for the group of devices; and
identifying consumption of the utility by an individual device in the group of devices based at least in part on the most likely group-state for the group of devices, wherein the non-intrusive load monitoring apparatus is automatically calibrated for identifying the consumption of the utility by receiving the predetermined mean vector, ?d, for each device of the plurality of devices.

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. 10,113,918

ARRANGEMENT OF A SENSOR FOR MEASURING THE TEMPERATURE OF A MEDIUM IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. A sensor arrangement for measuring a temperature of a medium in a motor vehicle, the arrangement comprising:a sensor having a sensor body and two connecting wires, including a first connecting wire and a second connecting wire;
said first connecting wire and a majority of said sensor body being disposed in direct contact with the medium and said second connecting wire being completely insulated from the medium.

US Pat. No. 10,113,892

MEASURING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE MEASURING APPARATUS

Azbil Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A measuring apparatus comprising:a tubular member;
a sensor fixed to a first area on an outer peripheral surface of the tubular member;
a circuit board that relays a detection signal from the sensor, the circuit board being fixed to a second area on the outer peripheral surface that is different from the first area and being separated from the sensor; and
one or more wires that electrically connect the sensor and the circuit board,
wherein the sensor and the circuit board are separately supported by being fixed to the first and second areas on the outer peripheral surface, respectively, and are otherwise connected to one another solely by electrical connection via the one or more wires so as to reduce a mechanical coupling between the circuit board and the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,113,878

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARED TRANSPORT

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A network computer system comprising:one or more processors;
a set of memory resources to store a set of instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
receive, over one or more networks, a plurality of transport-related requests from a plurality of computing devices of requesters, each transport-related request specifying a set of parameters, including a pickup location and a drop-off location;
select a service provider to provide a transport pool for a set of transport-related requests from the plurality of transport-related requests by:
determining a number of service providers that satisfy criteria for providing the transport pool for each transport-related request of the set of transport-related requests, the criteria including (i) a distance proximity for each service provider of the number of service providers relative to the pickup locations of the set of transport-related requests, based on current location information provided by geo-aware components of a computing device of each service provider, and (ii) an availability state of each service provider of the number of service providers;
determining, based at least in part on the number of service providers, a range of trip completion times for the set of transport-related requests to be fulfilled by the transport pool;
determining an alternative trip completion time for a singular transport without transport pooling, based on the set of parameters;
determining a first constraint that sets a limit for the range of trip completion times, based on the alternative trip completion time; and
determining that the selected service provider from the number of service providers satisfies the first constraint.

US Pat. No. 10,113,864

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE REGISTRATION OF A STRUCTURE ON A PHOTOMASK AND APPARATUS TO PERFORM THE METHOD

Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Obe...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:simulating, using a processor, a second aerial image from pattern specifications of a mask, including determining said second aerial image as a matrix composed of pixels having intensity values, taking as a basis the pattern specifications of the mask in the form of a transmission function that has, at least in part, a higher resolution than a first aerial image of the mask that was captured by a position measuring device, the first aerial image having a feature, the second aerial images also having the feature; and
determining, using the processor, a registration error of the feature on the mask based on a comparison of the simulated second aerial image and the first aerial image, the registration error indicating a deviation of a nominal position of the feature from its actual position on the mask.

US Pat. No. 10,113,816

AIR-CONDITIONING INDOOR UNIT WITH AXIAL FANS AND HEAT EXCHANGER PARTITION

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An air-conditioning apparatus comprising:a casing having an air inlet and an air outlet, the casing having an air passage therein;
a heat exchanger and a plurality of air-sending fans which are arranged in the air passage in the casing, a lowermost surface of the plurality of air-sending fans defining an outlet plane, wherein
the plurality of air-sending fans are placed upstream of the heat exchanger,
each of the plurality of air-sending fans is an axial flow fan or a mixed flow fan, a rotation axis of the axial flow fans or the mixed flow fans extending toward the heat exchanger,
at least one partition is disposed between adjacent ones of the plurality of the air-sending fans,
the at least one partition is positioned at least in a region between the heat exchanger and the outlet plane of the plurality of air-sending fans,
the at least one partition dividing, between the adjacent ones of the plurality of air-sending fans, the air passage through which air blown by the plurality of air-sending fans to the heat exchanger passes, and
the at least one partition is arranged such that the at least one partition is not in contact with the heat exchanger.

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. 10,113,813

TUBE FOR HEAT EXCHANGER

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon (...

1. A tube for a heat exchanger, which is connected between a pair of header tanks of the heat exchanger to form a heat exchanging medium passage and has an inner fin disposed at an inside thereof, the tube comprising:plane portions disposed in parallel to each other in an air flow direction;
curved portions integrally formed on both sides of the plane portions to connect the plane portions with each other; and
first reinforcement portions and second reinforcement portions formed on both end portions of the inner fin, the first reinforcement portions bonded to inner surfaces of the curved portions and the second reinforcement portions extended from the first reinforcement portions and bonded to inner surfaces of the first reinforcement portions, wherein one of the first reinforcement portions, one of the second reinforcement portions, and one of the curved portions share a common center of curvature, wherein the first reinforcement portions and the second reinforcement portions are continuously formed from both of the end portions of the inner fin without being broken and have a same curvature as each of the curved portions of the tube, and wherein the first reinforcement portions, the second reinforcement portions, and the inner fin have the same thickness and are formed thinner than the curved portions and the plane portions.

US Pat. No. 10,113,804

HEAT EXCHANGER AND AIR CONDITIONING DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:a core part having a plurality of tubes in which refrigerant flows;
a pair of tank parts extending in an intersection direction to intersect the tubes at longitudinal ends of the tubes to distribute fluid to the tubes and to gather fluid flowing inside the tubes;
an inner wall part arranged in the pair of tank parts to change a flow of the refrigerant in the tank parts;
a reinforcement part that partially reinforces an outer periphery part of the pair of tank parts from outer side; and
a protruding rib extending inwardly from an inner surface of the reinforcement part and engaging the outer periphery part of the pair of tank parts, so as to space the inner surface of the reinforcement part from the outer periphery part of the tank parts, wherein
the reinforcement part is located at a position not overlapping with both ends of the pair of tank parts in the intersection direction and not overlapping with the inner wall part.

US Pat. No. 10,113,788

REFRIGERATOR DRAWER AND REFRIGERATOR

HEFEI HUALING CO., LTD., ...

1. A refrigerator drawer, comprising:a drawer body in the shape of a box having a front opening and an upper opening; and
a baffle fitted with the drawer body through a detachable snap structure, wherein the detachable snap structure comprises:
a first groove provided in two sides at a top of the front opening of the drawer body, and a second groove provided at a bottom of the front opening of the drawer body; and
a second raised rib fitted with the first groove, being provided at two sides at a top of the baffle, and a third raised rib fitted with the second groove, being provided at a bottom of the baffle,
wherein a clasping portion protruding outwards is disposed at an outer side of the baffle, and the clasping portion is provided with a plurality of transversely raised ribs protruding outwards, in which the transversely raised rib has an arc shape.

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. 10,113,782

STAGING ACTIVE COOLING START-UP

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A method for controlling an interior region temperature, comprising:measuring an interior region temperature;
comparing the measured interior region temperature to an interior region set point temperature;
engaging an active cooling mode of a heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) system when a difference in the measured interior region temperature and the set point temperature exceeds a predetermined amount;
calculating a step number of a plurality of compressors of the HVAC&R system based on an operating parameter of a mixed air stream, wherein the mixed air stream comprises outdoor air, return air, or both;
determining a compressor staging cycle of the plurality of compressors based on the step number, wherein the compressor staging cycle comprises a first compressor of the plurality of compressors and a second compressor of the plurality of compressors;
activating the first compressor of the plurality of compressors; and
activating the second compressor after a predetermined amount of time passes from activation of the first compressor.

US Pat. No. 10,113,693

LUBRICANT DISTRIBUTOR FOR DISPENSING LUBRICANT TO AT LEAST ONE LUBRICATION POINT, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SAID LUBRICANT DISTRIBUTOR

SKF LUBRICATION SYSTEMS G...

1. A lubricant distributor for the delivery of lubricant to at least one lubrication point, wherein the lubricant distributor includes a lubricant distributor housing, wherein a metering piston is disposed movably back-and-forth in a cylinder bore in the housing, wherein a detector device is mounted at the bore and, using the detector device, a position of the metering piston can be detected in at least one piston position, wherein the detector device comprises a Hall sensor disposed in a space in an adapter piece, wherein the adapter piece is disposed on the lubricant distributor housing such that the Hall sensor can detect the metering piston when the metering piston is located in a first end position in the cylinder bore,wherein
the adapter piece includes an entry bore facing the metering piston, the entry bore being configured to receive a portion of the metering piston, and
wherein the space is separated from the entry bore by a continuous base.

US Pat. No. 10,113,680

COVERING SPACER FOR PROTECTING THE INTERNAL SURFACE OF A PIPE JOINING ELEMENT

MPR S.R.L., Trento (IT)

1. A covering spacer suited to be interposed between two facing ends of two pipes connected to each other through a joining element, comprising:a first annular element having a first end, an opposing second end, and an external surface with a constant diameter extending therebetween;
a second annular element having a first end, an opposing second end, and an internal surface with a constant diameter extending therebetween; and
yielding connection points connecting the first end of said first annular element to the first end of said second annular element so that the second end of the first annular element and second end of the second annular element are disposed on opposing sides of the connection between the first ends of the first and second annular elements,
wherein the first and second annular elements are configured so that when the first end of the first annular element is pushed toward the second end of said second annular element with a pre-established minimum pressure, the yielding connection points break and the first end of the first annular element moves toward the second end of the second annular element so as to produce an interference coupling between the internal surface of the first annular element and the external surface of the second annular element;
wherein, at the level of its second end opposite said first end, said first annular element is provided with a first shoulder whose diameter is smaller than the diameter of said internal surface, said first shoulder being suited to be placed in contact with the end of a first one of said pipes.

US Pat. No. 10,113,654

WATER DIVERTER ASSEMBLY FOR A DISHWASHING APPLIANCE

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A dishwashing appliance, comprising:a tub defining a wash chamber, the tub including a top wall, a bottom wall and sidewalls extending between the top and bottom walls;
a first spray-arm assembly housed within the wash chamber;
a second spray-arm assembly housed within the wash chamber;
a pump configured to deliver fluid into the wash chamber;
a machinery compartment disposed below the bottom wall of the tub; and
a diverter assembly in fluid communication with the pump, the diverter assembly including:
a diverter head having a body portion and first and second outlets, the body portion and the first and second outlets forming a single unitary component, the first outlet being configured to be directly coupled to the first spray-arm assembly, the second outlet being configured to be directly coupled to a conduit in fluid communication with the second spray-arm assembly; and
a valve housing configured to be coupled to the diverter head, the valve housing defining an inlet in fluid communication with the pump and at least partially housing a diverter valve configured to divert the fluid received via the inlet to either the first outlet or the second outlet,
wherein the diverter assembly is mounted directly to the bottom wall of the tub, and
wherein the diverter head further comprises at least one mounting tab projecting outwardly from the body portion for mounting the diverter assembly to the bottom wall of the tub, the at least one mounting tab abutting against an outer surface of the bottom wall when the diverter head is inserted at least partially through an opening defined through the bottom wall, the outer surface of the bottom wall facing the machinery compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,113,642

ROTATION DETECTING DEVICE

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A rotation detecting device comprising:a rotation sensor including a rotor spaced from a rotation member in an axial direction of the rotation member and rotatable about a rotational axis of the rotation member, a detector detecting a rotating position of the rotor, and a housing supporting the rotor and the detector; and
a junction body separatable from the rotation member and the rotation sensor, rotatable about the rotational axis, and transmitting the rotative movement of the rotation member to the rotor,
wherein the junction body is supported by the rotation member on a first side in the axial direction extending along the rotational axis, and is supported by the rotor on a second side in the axial direction, and
wherein the junction body includes:
a supported portion fitted on an inner peripheral face of a tubular section disposed on the first side and formed into a tubular shape to prevent movement in the radial direction with respect to the rotation member; and
a rotation prevention portion fitted on a rotation prevention section formed on an end face of the tubular section to prevent relative movement in the circumferential direction with respect to the rotation member.

US Pat. No. 10,113,618

COMPOUND PLANETARY FRICTION DRIVE

Technische Universiteit D...

1. A compound planetary friction drive comprising a first sun wheel, wherein said first sun wheel engages planetary wheels, which planetary wheels are arranged with a first part having a first radius and a second part having a second radius, wherein the second radius differs from the first radius and a transition region is provided between the first part and the second part, and wherein at least one ring annulus is provided that is driven by the planetary wheels, wherein the first sun wheel is in frictional engagement with the first part of the planetary wheels, said first part of the planetary wheels is in frictional engagement with a first ring annulus and a second ring annulus is in frictional engagement with the second part of the planetary wheels, and wherein the planetary wheels are both hollow and compressible uninterruptedly along their entire length spanning the first part, the transition region and the second part.

US Pat. No. 10,113,609

VIBRATION ISOLATING DEVICE FOR AN ELASTIC COUPLING OF TWO COMPONENTS

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSC...

1. A vibration isolating device that is adapted for an elastic coupling of a first component to a second component and for vibration isolation in predetermined frequency ranges between the first and second components, the vibration isolating device comprising at least a first and a second elastically deformable plate that are attached to each other in at least two separate connecting points, the first elastically deformable plate comprising a first curvature located in a region between the at least two separate connecting points and the second elastically deformable plate comprising a second curvature located in a region between the at least two separate connecting points, wherein the first and second curvatures are arranged such that a gap is defined between the first and second elastically deformable plates in the regions between the at least two separate connecting points, and wherein the first and second curvatures are adapted to be reduced in operation if a tension force that moves the at least two separate connecting points away from each other is applied to the vibration isolating device, and wherein the first and second curvatures are adapted to be increased in operation if a compression force that moves the at least two separate connecting points towards each other is applied to the vibration isolating device; wherein at least one of the first and second elastically deformable plates comprises an associated vibration isolation mass and in that the at least one of the first and second elastically deformable plates comprises an associated lever that is mounted to the at least one of the first and second elastically deformable plates, in the region of at least one of the first and second curvatures, of the at least one of the first and second elastically deformable plates, at least one associated lever being provided with a vibration isolation mass.

US Pat. No. 10,113,566

HYDRAULIC VALVE IN PARTICULAR CARTRIDGE VALVE

Hilite Germany GmbH, Mar...

1. A hydraulic valve, comprising:a valve piston that is supported axially movable in a valve bushing and by which one or two operating connections are alternatively connectable with a supply connection or a tank drain,
wherein the one or two operating connections and the supply connection are each configured with respect to a longitudinal axis of the valve bushing as a slotted hole that extends over a portion of a circumference of the valve bushing and which is protected by a screen element configured as a metal band which covers the slotted hole with a filter portion,
wherein the screen element is arranged in a first groove enveloping the slotted hole and the screen element envelops the valve bushing in a second groove that extends from the first groove on two sides,
wherein the screen element includes a filter mask which includes a filter portion and includes a welding portion at a first end,
wherein the filter mask including the filter portion and the welding portion is arranged in the first groove and has a constant width with respect to the longitudinal axis of the valve bushing,
wherein the welding portion is arranged in a groove portion of the first groove outside of the slotted hole and a support band extends from a second end of the filter mask,
wherein the support band has a constant width and is narrower than the filter mask with respect to the longitudinal axis of the valve bushing and extends from a second end of the filter mask,
wherein the support band is arranged in the second groove and envelops the valve bushing, and
wherein an end portion of the support band at least partially covers the welding portion of the filter mask and is welded together with the welding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,565

ENGINE NOZZLE SYNCHRONIZATION SYSTEM

Moog Inc., East Aurora, ...

1. An actuator synchronization system comprising:a control valve in fluid communication with a plurality of actuators, each of said actuators comprising:
an input stage element in fluid communication with said control valve and having an input member movably mounted along an input axis, and configured to be moved from a first input position to a second input position along said input axis by said control valve;
a main valve having a valve member movably mounted in a valve chamber along a main valve axis, and configured to be moved from a null position to an off-null position along said main valve axis to selectively meter fluid flow from at least one port defined between said valve member and said valve chamber;
an output stage element in fluid communication with said port of said main valve and having an output member moveably mounted along an output axis, and configured to be moved from a first output position to a second output position along said output axis by a pressure differential applied on said output member by said main valve;
said main valve and said output member configured such that said output member is at a pressure equilibrium and does not move when said valve member is in said null position;
a feedback linkage acting between said valve member and said output member;
an eccentric drive link acting between said input member and said feedback linkage and configured to rotate about a fixed drive axis;
said drive link rotationally connected to said feedback linkage at a first pivot that is off-set a distance from said fixed drive axis and configured such that selective motion of said input member between said first input position and said second input position along said input axis causes said pivot of said feedback linkage to rotate about said drive axis;
said feedback linkage and said drive link configured such that selective movement of said input member from said first position to said second position causes said drive link and said feedback linkage to move said valve member from said null position to said off-null position;
said movement of said valve member from said null position to said off-null position causes said pressure differential on said output member and said output member to thereby move from said first output position to said second output position; and
said movement of said output member to said second output position causes said feedback linkage to move said valve member from said off-null position back to said null position; and
a mechanical connector between each of said input stage elements and/or said drive links configured such that rotational motion of each of said respective drive links about said respective fixed drive axis is substantially the same and thereby synchronized.

US Pat. No. 10,113,356

INSERTS FOR HOLLOW STRUCTURAL MEMBERS

Arconic Inc., Pittsburgh...

1. A structure for a building envelope dividing an exterior environment from an interior environment, comprising:a composite member having a pair of metal extrusions having a first thermal conductivity, the pair of extrusions connected by a thermal break formed from a material having a lower thermal conductivity than the metal extrusions, a first of the pair of extrusions being an exterior extrusion and a second of the pair being an interior extrusion, the composite member having a portion with an open, C-shaped cross-sectional shape, the hollow of the C-shaped cross-sectional shape communicating with a space exterior to the composite member, the hollow supporting heat transfer by convection between the pair of metal extrusions;
a monolithic insert formed independently of the composite member having stable free-standing dimensions, the insert inserting into the hollow and extending at least partially across the hollow, the insert being made from a material with a thermal conductivity less than the thermal conductivity of the metal extrusions and having a cross-sectional shape which at least partially subdivides the hollow into a plurality of sub-areas, the insert having an open U-shaped cross-sectional shape with a first wall extending at least partially across the open C-shape, the first wall defining the bottom of the U-shape and joining to a first side wall at one end and to a second side wall at another end, the first side wall and the second sidewall defining the side walls of the U-shape, the insert reducing the Nusselt number of the composite member relative to the Nusselt number of the composite member without the insert present in the hollow.

US Pat. No. 10,113,322

VERTICALLY LAPPED FIBROUS FLOORING

Zephyros, Inc., Romeo, M...

1. A flooring assembly comprising:a) at least one thermoformable short fiber nonwoven material layer;
b) at least one pressure sensitive adhesive layer including a flexible substrate, a mesh and an adhesive located along the flexible substrate; and
c) at least one moisture impermeable membrane layer.

US Pat. No. 10,113,299

EXCAVATING APPARATUS AND EXCAVATING METHOD

KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACH...

1. An excavating apparatus for forming a continuous trench below a ground surface, comprising:an apparatus body disposed on the ground surface;
a support member suspended from the apparatus body and disposed below the ground surface;
an endless-shaped chain supported by the support member in such a manner as to be movable on an outer periphery of the support member along a given circulating movement plane in a given circulating movement direction;
a plurality of excavation blade plates fixed to an outer peripheral surface of the chain at intervals along the circulating movement direction of the chain, each of the excavation blade plates including: a plate body extending longer than the chain in a width direction of the chain orthogonal to each of the circulating movement plane of the chain and the circulating movement direction of the chain, and having an obverse surface and a reverse surface; and a plurality of excavation blades arranged on the obverse surface of the plate body at least at opposite ends thereof in the width direction, in opposed relation to a ground below the ground surface, the excavation blade plates being circulatingly movable integrally together with the chain to thereby excavate the ground;
a plurality of fastening members fastening the chain and the excavation blade plates together in a direction parallel to the circulating movement plane and orthogonal to the width direction, in such a manner that the outer peripheral surface of the chain and the reverse surface of the plate body come into press contact with each other;
a chain drive section which circulatingly moves the chain in the circulating movement direction; and
a support member drive section which moves the support member in a given forward movement direction,
wherein:
the support member has a pair of restraining surfaces disposed in spaced-apart relation to each other in the width direction and each continuously extending in the circulating movement direction; and
each of the excavation blade plates includes a pair of restraint members disposed on both sides of and across the chain in the width direction to extend from the reverse surface of the plate body, the pair of restraint members having, respectively, a pair of restraint-target surfaces each contactable with a corresponding one of the restraining surfaces of the support member at an arbitrary position in the circulating movement direction, in such a manner as to enable each of the excavation blade plates to be restrained from being rotated about an axis extending in the circulating movement direction.

US Pat. No. 10,113,120

PROCESSING FLUID FROM A WELL

STATOIL PETROLEUM AS, St...

1. Apparatus for processing fluid from a well, the apparatus comprising:a first wall portion adjacent a first region;
a second wall portion adjacent a second region;
said first and second regions arranged to let fluid pass therethrough;
the apparatus further comprising:
a first heat exchanger which includes said first wall portion, said first heat exchanger being arranged to heat said first wall portion to release wax from said first wall portion into said fluid at said first region; and
a second heat exchanger which includes said second wall portion, said second heat exchanger being arranged in a first configuration to cool said fluid at said second region during said heating of the first wall portion to cause wax from said fluid to deposit on said second wall portion, wherein said second heat exchanger is operable in said first configuration to cool said fluid at said second region, and in a second configuration, different from said first configuration, to heat said second wall portion to release wax from the second wall portion into said fluid; and
an outlet arranged to receive therein said fluid from said first and second regions,
wherein the first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger are disposed in a parallel configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,113,018

SHAPE CONTROLLED PRO-CATALYST AND A PROCESS FOR PREPARING THE SAME

Reliance Industries Limit...

1. A single-pot process for the preparation of a shape controlled pro-catalyst; said process comprising the following steps:a. reacting at least one alkanol with magnesium metal using at least one modifier and at least one solvent resulting in evolution of hydrogen gas; increasing the evolution of hydrogen gas in a controlled manner by increasing the temperature in a graded manner to 100° C. to obtain a mass, and
b. subjecting the mass to drying to obtain a free flowing pro-catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,112,938

INDOLIN-2-ONE AND 1,3-DIHYDRO-PYRROLO[3,2-C]PYRIDIN-2-ONE DERIVATIVES

Hoffman-La Roche Inc., L...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein
Ar1 is phenyl, pyridinyl or pyrimidinyl;
Ar2 is selected from the group consisting of (i), (ii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii), (ix), (x) and (xi);

R1 is hydrogen, C1-7-alkyl, halogen or C1-7-alkoxy;
R3 is hydrogen, C1-7-alkyl, C1-7-alkyl substituted by hydroxy, cycloalkyl, oxetan-3-yl, pyridinyl, imidazolyl, pyrazolyl, pyrimidinyl, which rings may optionally substituted by C1-7-alkyl, or is (CH2)3—S(O)2-cyclopropyl;
X is CH or N;
n is 1 or 2; or,
or, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, a racemic mixture, an enantiomer, an optical isomer, a stereoisomer thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,906

1-ARYL-3-ALKYLPYRAZOLE INSECTICIDES

FMC Corporation, Philade...

1. A compound selected from Formula 1, an N-oxide or salt thereof,whereinQ is

R1 is C3-C6 cycloalkyl or a 3- to 6-membered saturated ring containing one oxygen atom as a ring member and carbon atoms as the remaining ring members;
Z is phenyl or a 6-membered heteroaromatic ring, each substituted with 1 to 3 R4;
R2a, R2b, R2c and R2d are H;
J1 is CH2;
J2 is a direct bond or CH2;
M is —CH(A)-;
A is cyano, C1-C4 haloalkyl, NHC(O)R5a or 1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl;
each R4 is independently halogen, C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 haloalkyl; and
R5a is C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 haloalkyl.

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. 10,112,820

BEVERAGE DISPENSING SYSTEM WITH DISPOSABLE LINER AND FAUCET

DSS Rapak, Inc., Romeovi...

1. A faucet assembly for a beverage dispensing container and container liner assembly with a tube, the container having a fitting assembly, the faucet assembly comprising:a main body having a first surface and connection means for connecting said main body to the fitting assembly;
a lid having a second surface and closed and open positions, the closed position including the first surface being held against the second surface so that said lid and said main body define a distal passageway for holding the tube and having a centerline, the centerline defining three points not on a straight line, and the open position including the first surface being in a position not held against the second surface; and
a valve assembly connected with and extending upwardly from said main body, and positioned between the fitting assembly and the lid, for selectively pinching closed a tube extending through the distal passageway, wherein said lid is hingedly connected to said valve assembly to pivot between the closed and open positions.

US Pat. No. 10,112,777

TRANSPORT SYSTEM POWERED BY SHORT BLOCK LINEAR SYNCHRONOUS MOTORS

MagneMotion, Inc., Deven...

1. A transport system, comprisingA. a guideway including a plurality of coreless propulsion coils disposed along a region in which one or more vehicles are to be propelled,
B. one or more vehicles disposed on the guideway, each containing a magnetic flux source,
C. electronic power and control circuitry that excites the propulsion coils independently so as to propel the one or more vehicles along the guideway.

US Pat. No. 10,112,595

PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF POWERTRAIN SYSTEMS BASED ON VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE (V2V) COMMUNICATIONS

Hyundai America Technical...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a host vehicle, Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) messages transmitted using V2V communication from one or more remote vehicles;
identifying at least one vehicle of the one or more remote vehicles that is ahead of the host vehicle based on information included in the received V2V messages;
selecting V2V messages among the received V2V messages that were received from the at least one identified vehicle; and
controlling a powertrain system of the host vehicle based on information included in the selected V2V messages,
wherein the controlling of the powertrain system comprises activating a hybrid power mode among a plurality of hybrid power modes based on the information included in the selected V2V messages.

US Pat. No. 10,112,533

VEHICLE DECORATIVE COMPONENT AND VEHICLE DECORATIVE COMPONENT INSTALLING METHOD

TS Tech Co., Ltd., Saita...

1. A vehicle decorative component installed on an indoor side of a vehicle, the vehicle decorative component comprising:a light emitting region that emits light, wherein the light emitting region comprises:
an irradiation body that irradiates the light toward a front side of the light emitting region;
a transmissive body through which the light emitted from the irradiation body is transmitted at a front position of the irradiation body; and
a decorative layer provided at a front position of the transmissive body in a state where a surface is exposed; andwherein:a decoration style of the exposed surface of the decorative layer is a same style as a decoration style of a surface of a non-light emitting region adjacent to the light emitting region;
the decorative layer is a decorative film attached to the transmissive body;
the decorative film has a transmissive portion through which the light transmitted through the transmissive body is transmitted, a blocking portion by which the light transmitted through the transmissive body is blocked, and a pattern layer which is translucent;
the transmissive portion and the blocking portion are provided in a part of the decorative film that faces the transmissive body; and
the pattern layer is a part exposed on the indoor side of the decorate film and is overlapped on both the transmissive portion and the blocking portion to cover both the transmissive portion and the blocking portion;
the irradiation body has a light source, and a light guiding body including a light emission surface that emits the light from the light source;
the light source and the light guiding body are integrated as a light source unit;
the non-light emitting region is adjacent to the light emitting region;
the transmissive body, the decorative layer, and the non-light emitting region are integrated as a decorative unit;
the light source unit is arranged at a position sandwiched between a base member to which the vehicle decorative component is attached and the decorative unit;
the decorative unit comprises a rib that extends from an opposing surface of the decorative unit to the base member and that has an annular shape;
an inner side of the rib surrounds the light source unit along an outer peripheral edge of the light source unit when the light source unit is assembled to the decorative unit; and
the light guiding body and the transmissive body are disposed separated from each other at a predetermined distance by the rib between the light guiding body and the transmissive body.

US Pat. No. 10,112,516

DUAL FUNCTION STOWABLE ARMREST

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. An armrest assembly for a vehicle, comprising:a displaceable armrest element; and
a linkage assembly adapted to releasably retain the displaceable armrest element in a deployed configuration.