US Pat. No. 10,141,753

STORAGE BATTERY SYSTEM

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. A storage battery system for which N (N?2) power conditioning systems are connected to a power system and a storage battery module group formed by connecting one or more storage battery modules in parallel is connected to each of the N power conditioning systems, and which is operated on a basis of a charge/discharge request from an energy management system that manages electric power supply/demand of the power system, the storage battery system comprising:battery management units that monitor a state of the storage battery module group; and
a controller that receives the charge/discharge request and storage battery information supplied from the battery management units, and controls the N power conditioning systems on the basis of the charge/discharge request and the storage battery information, wherein the power conditioning system has a function of converting AC power of the power system to DC power and charging the DC power to the storage battery module group, and a function of converting the DC power of the storage battery module group to the AC power and discharging the AC power to the power system,
wherein a maximum power storage capacity of the storage battery modules configuring at least one storage battery module group is different from a maximum power storage capacity of the storage battery modules configuring the other storage battery module groups, and
wherein the controller includes a charge/discharge command unit that determines a charge/discharge amount of each of the N power conditioning systems so as to satisfy a relational expression (1) below:

 where,
Pi is the charge/discharge amount of an i-th power conditioning system (1?i?N),
Preq is the charge/discharge request,
Bnumi is the number of the storage battery modules connected to the i-th power conditioning system, and
Cratioi is a capacity ratio of the maximum power storage capacity of the storage battery modules connected to the i-th power conditioning system to a reference power storage capacity.

US Pat. No. 10,141,722

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE RING ASSEMBLIES SUITABLE FOR LOAD CENTERS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A load center comprising:an enclosure having an interior compartment;
a back pan in the interior compartment;
one or more bus bars in the interior compartment;
a circuit breaker comprising a housing in the interior compartment electrically engaged with the one or more bus bars;
a conductive member attached to the circuit breaker; and
a thermally conductive assembly comprising at least one inner member with longitudinally opposing first and second ends and an open channel connecting the first and second ends and holding the conductive member attached to the circuit breaker therein, wherein the thermally conductive assembly further comprises at least one outer member surrounding the at least one inner member, wherein the at least one inner member is thermally conductive, wherein the at least one inner member is configured with the first end facing the circuit breaker and the second end facing the back pan, and wherein the at least one inner member is a plurality of cooperating inner members that have inner surfaces that align to form an inner perimeter surrounding the open channel.

US Pat. No. 10,141,697

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. An electrical connector configured to be electrically connected with a mating connector, comprising:an insulating body, comprising a mating cavity enclosed by a top plate, a bottom plate and two side plates, the mating cavity allows an insertion portion of the mating connector to be inserted backward therein, wherein the top plate and the bottom plate are provided with a plurality of accommodating grooves, a front end of each of the two side plates is backward concavely provided with a groove, and the grooves communicate with the mating cavity;
a plurality of terminals, correspondingly accommodated in the accommodating grooves;
a shielding shell, fixed to the insulating body and provided with a top wall and two side walls located on two opposite sides of the top wall, wherein a mating port is enclosed by front ends of the top wall and the two side walls, the mating port is larger than the mating cavity, the top wall shields the top plate and extends forward beyond the top plate, and each of the side walls shields a corresponding one of the side plates and extends forward beyond the corresponding one of the side plates; and
two protective members, respectively and correspondingly accommodated in the grooves, wherein a front end of each of the protective members is spaced from the front end of a corresponding one of the side walls in a front-rear direction.

US Pat. No. 10,141,689

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector to be mounted on an electrical circuit board, and to be connected to a flat conductive member, comprising:a housing including a receiving portion for inserting the flat conductive member therein, said housing having a first outer surface and a second outer surface on a side of the housing different from that of the first outer surface;
a plurality of terminals arranged in the housing in a terminal arrangement direction; and
a movable member,
wherein said movable member is configured to be supported on the housing so that the movable member is movable between an insertion allowing position and a pulling out preventing position relative to the housing,
said movable member includes an operation portion and a display portion,
said operation portion is configured to protrude from the first outer surface of the housing, and
said display portion is configured to protrude and retract relative to the second outer surface of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,141,685

POWER CABLE TERMINAL

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A power cable terminal, comprising:an insulation tube having a first end and an opposite second end;
a stress control cone received in the insulation tube;
a base connected to the first end of the insulation tube and having a cylinder extending into the insulation tube;
a connector pressing an end face of the stress control cone against an end face of the cylinder and hermetically sealing the stress control cone to the cylinder;
a connection bar having one end inserted into the insulation tube through an opening of the second end of the insulation tube and another end located outside the insulation tube; and
a shielding cap connected to an outer wall of the second end of the insulation tube and sleeved around the connection bar.

US Pat. No. 10,141,677

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:an insulating body, having at least two body units, each of the at least two body units accommodating and fixed with a plurality of terminals, and the at least two body units being spliced to each other, wherein each of the at least two body units has at least two edge portions, and the insulating body is provided with at least four fixing portions such that each of the at least two edge portions of each of the at least two body units is provided with at least one of the at least four fixing portions;
at least four metal members, correspondingly and fixedly provided on the at least four fixing portions respectively; and
at least two metal sheets, provided outside the at least two body units, wherein each of the at least two metal sheets is soldered and fixed to at least one metal member provided on each of the at least two body units.

US Pat. No. 10,141,661

CONTACT INSERT OF A SPRING FORCE CONNECTION CLAMP AND SPRING FORCE CONNECTION CLAMP CONFIGURED WITH SAID CONTACT INSERT

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A contact insert of a spring force connection clamp comprising:at least one retaining frame;
at least one clamp spring that is mounted in the retaining frame; and
a spring insert that increases a clamping force of the clamp spring is arranged at least within a region that is encompassed by a spring bow of the clamp spring, the spring insert being configured as one piece with the retaining frame,
wherein the clamp spring comprises a clamping limb for fixedly clamping an electrical conductor and also comprises a contacting limb via which the clamp spring is supported on the retaining frame, and wherein the clamping limb is connected via the spring bow to the contacting limb, and
wherein a link that is bent out and protrudes from the retaining frame is provided, the link being configured so as to retain the contacting limb of the clamp spring by including a retaining surface therein that supports the contacting limb of the clamp spring.

US Pat. No. 10,141,655

SWITCH ASSEMBLY WITH INTEGRATED TUNING CAPABILITY

Ethertronics, Inc., San ...

1. A radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) containing a switch assembly with integrated tuning capability, the RFIC comprising:a plurality of multi-port switches, including:
a first multi-port switch configured to couple with a first antenna adapted for communication at low-frequency bands between 698 MHz and 960 MHz,
a second multi-port switch configured to couple with a second antenna adapted for communication at mid-frequency bands between 850 MHz and 900 MHz, and
a third multi-port switch configured to couple with a third antenna adapted for communication at high-frequency bands between 1710 MHz and 2700 MHz,
each of the first through third multi-port switches further configured to couple with a plurality of RF paths of an RF front end within a communication system;
a first tunable component coupled to the first multi-port switch, wherein the first tunable component is configured to vary an impedance associated with the first multi-port switch;
a second tunable component coupled to the second multi-port switch, wherein the second tunable component is configured to vary an impedance associated with the second multi-port switch;
a memory cell configured for storing information; and
a look-up table resident in said memory cell and containing said information, wherein the information includes: switch state data for configuring a state of each of the first through third multi-port switches, and tuning state data for configuring a state of each of the first and second tunable components;
wherein each of the first through third multi-port switches and the first and second tunable components are adapted to couple with a processor for receiving control signals for configuring a switch state or tuning state, respectively; and
wherein the third multi-port switch is not connected to a tunable component.

US Pat. No. 10,141,649

ANTENNA DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ANTENNA DEVICE

SUMIDA CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An antenna device comprising:a core formed by a magnetic material;
a terminal attachment unit arranged on one end side of the core;
a coil which is arranged on the outer circumferential side of the core and concurrently, which is formed by winding a conductive wire;
a plurality of terminal members which are mounted on the terminal attachment unit and concurrently, each of which is electrically connected with a terminal of the conductive wire or an electronic component at any position thereof;
a connector connecting unit provided with a connector hole into which an external connector is inserted; and
a partition unit which partitions the terminal attachment unit and the connector connecting unit, wherein
there is provided a terminal hole at the partition unit, and
at least two or more of the terminal members are plugged-in into the terminal hole and concurrently, are mounted in a state of protruding toward the connector hole,
wherein,
the terminal members are provided with a chip-support-piece portion and a plug-in piece portion which is bent with respect to the chip-support-piece portion,
the terminal attachment unit is provided with a pair of terminal concave portions which make the distal side of the chip-support-piece portion protrude while making the pair of the terminal members enter thereinto,
a pair of through-holes pass through the terminal attachment unit and the pair of through-holes are provided so as to be opened at arbitrary positions in the pair of the terminal concave portions and also, is provided such that the plug-in piece portion will be plugged-in thereinto,
the side facing the through-hole within the terminal concave portions is provided in a cut-out opened shape, and
at the protruding portion on the distal side of the chip-support-piece portion, there is mounted the electronic component in an electrically conductive state.

US Pat. No. 10,141,622

MOBILE GUIDED SURFACE WAVEGUIDE PROBES AND RECEIVERS

CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a guided surface waveguide probe comprising at least one charge terminal elevated over a lossy conducting medium, the guided surface waveguide probe being configured to launch a Zenneck surface wave by generating at least one resultant field that synthesizes a wave front incident at a complex Brewster angle of incidence (?i,B) of the lossy conducting medium;
an excitation source coupled to the guided surface waveguide probe, the excitation source being configured to excite the at least one charge terminal of the guided surface waveguide probe, and the excitation source and the guided surface waveguide probe being mounted to a rigid frame for transport; and
at least one fuel storage tank mounted to the rigid frame, wherein the at least one fuel storage tank contains fuel used to generate the excitation by the excitation source.

US Pat. No. 10,141,516

COMPOUND FOR ORGANIC ELECTRIC ELEMENT, ORGANIC ELECTRIC ELEMENT COMPRISING THE SAME AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

DUK SAN NEOLUX CO., LTD.,...

1. A compound represented by Formula 1 below:
wherein,
m is an integer from 1 to 4,
n is an integer from 1 to 3,
R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, tritium, a C6-C60 aryl group, and a fluorenyl group, and R2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, tritium, a C6-C60 aryl group, a fluorenyl group, and a C2-C60 heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, S, Si, and P, wherein the aryl group, heterocyclic group, and fluorenyl group may be substituted by one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C6-C20 aryl group, a C6-C20 aryl group substituted by deuterium, and a C2-C20 heterocyclic group,
Ar1 is selected from the group consisting of a fluorenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, S, Si, and P, and a C1-C50 alkyl group, wherein the aryl group may be substituted by one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of deuterium, halogen, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C6-C20 aryl group substituted by deuterium, and a C2-C20 heterocyclic group; and the heterocyclic group, fluorenyl group, alkyl group, and alkenyl group may be substituted by one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of deuterium, halogen, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C6-C20 aryl group, a C6-C20 aryl group substituted by deuterium, and a C2-C20 heterocyclic group,
L1 is selected from the group consisting of a single bond, a C6-C60 arylene group, a fluorenylene group, and a C2-C60 bivalent heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, S, Si, and P, wherein the arylene group, fluorenylene group, and heterocyclic group may be substituted by one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of deuterium, halogen, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C6-C20 aryl group, a C6-C20 aryl group substituted by deuterium, and a C2-C20 heterocyclic group, and
Ar2 and Ar3 are independently selected from the group consisting of a C6-C60 aryl group, a fluorenyl group, and a C2-C60 heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, S, Si, and P, wherein the aryl group, heterocyclic group, and fluorenyl group may be substituted by one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of deuterium, halogen, a silane group, -L?-N(R?)(R?), a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C6-C20 aryl group, a C6-C20 aryl group substituted by deuterium, and a C2-C20 heterocyclic group, wherein L? is selected from the group consisting of a single bond, a C6-C60 arylene group, a fluorenylene group, and a C2-C60 heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, S, Si, and P; and R? and R? are independently selected from the group consisting of a C6-C60 aryl group, a fluorenyl group, and a C2-C60 heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, S, Si, and P.

US Pat. No. 10,141,481

COLOR-CONVERTING SUBSTRATE OF LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Corning Precision Materia...

1. A color conversion substrate for a light-emitting diode comprising:a first substrate disposed over the light-emitting diode;
a second substrate facing the first substrate;
a first sealant disposed on a top surface of the first substrate, the first sealant defining a recess-shaped accommodation space having the top surface of the first substrate as a bottom surface thereof;
a quantum dot accommodated in the accommodation space; and
a second sealant disposed between the second substrate and the first sealant, wherein a shape of the second sealant is substantially similar to a shape of the first sealant,
wherein the second sealant contacts the first sealant, and
wherein the second sealant comprises a material having a greater ability to absorb infrared laser light than that of the first sealant.

US Pat. No. 10,141,450

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a substrate;
a gate electrode and an oxide semiconductor film over the substrate, the gate electrode and the oxide semiconductor film overlapping each other with a gate insulating film therebetween;
a metal oxide film in contact with the oxide semiconductor film, the metal oxide film and a first region of the oxide semiconductor film overlapping each other with a second region of the oxide semiconductor film therebetween; and
a conductive film in contact with the metal oxide film, the conductive film comprising a metal element,
wherein the metal oxide film is in contact with the second region of the oxide semiconductor film,
wherein each of the first region of the oxide semiconductor film and the second region of the oxide semiconductor film comprises a first metal and oxygen,
wherein a concentration of the first metal in the second region of the oxide semiconductor film is higher than a concentration of the first metal in the first region of the oxide semiconductor film, and
wherein the concentration of the first metal in the second region of the oxide semiconductor film is higher than a concentration of the first metal in the metal oxide film.

US Pat. No. 10,141,351

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. An array substrate, comprising:a substrate adopting an organic material;
an isolation layer adopting a metal material selected only from one of a titanium material, an aluminum material, a copper material and a nickel material, and the isolation layer is directly formed on the substrate;
a buffering layer directly formed at a side of the isolation layer away from the substrate;
wherein the buffering layer includes an oxide material and/or a nitride material;
wherein, the array substrate further includes multiple thin-film transistors, the multiple thin-film transistors are formed at a side of the buffering layer back to the isolation layer;
wherein each of the multiple thin-film transistors includes a low-temperature polysilicon layer, a gate insulation layer, a gate electrode, a dielectric layer, a source region, a drain region and a planarization layer;
wherein the low-temperature polysilicon layer is directly formed on the buffering layer; and
wherein the gate insulation layer directly covers the low-temperature polysilicon layer and the buffering layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,344

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first transistor comprising:
a first conductor over a substrate;
a first insulator over the first conductor;
a first oxide over the first insulator;
a second insulator over the first oxide;
a second conductor over the second insulator;
a third insulator over the second conductor;
a fourth insulator in contact with a side surface of the second insulator, a side surface of the second conductor, and a side surface of the third insulator; and
a fifth insulator in contact with the first oxide and the fourth insulator,
a second transistor comprising:
a third conductor;
a fourth conductor at least part of which overlaps with the third conductor; and
a second oxide between the third conductor and the fourth conductor,
wherein the third conductor and the fourth conductor are electrically connected to the first conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,141,300

LOW CAPACITANCE TRANSIENT VOLTAGE SUPPRESSOR

Alpha and Omega Semicondu...

1. A transient voltage suppressing (TVS) device comprising:a plurality of fingers of semiconductor regions arranged laterally along a first direction on a major surface of a semiconductor layer, the plurality of fingers comprising alternating fingers of a first type and fingers of a second type each extending in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, the semiconductor regions in a first portion of a pair of adjacent fingers forming a silicon controlled rectifier and the semiconductor regions in a second portion of the pair of adjacent fingers forming a P-N junction diode, the first and second portions being arranged in the second direction orthogonal to the first direction on the major surface of the semiconductor layer,
wherein the plurality of fingers defining current conducting regions between each pair of adjacent fingers, each current conducting region including a first current path of the silicon controlled rectifier and a second current path of the P-N junction diode, the first current path of the silicon controlled rectifier being separated from the second current path of the P-N junction diode in each current conducting region in the second direction orthogonal to the first direction on the major surface of the semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,264

METHOD AND STRUCTURE FOR WAFER LEVEL PACKAGING WITH LARGE CONTACT AREA

ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDU...

1. A wafer level packaging structure with a large contact area, the wafer level packaging structure comprising:a plurality of first metal bonding pads and a second metal bonding pad formed at a front surface of a semiconductor chip;
a bottom metal layer covering a back surface of the semiconductor chip;
a bottom through hole formed in the semiconductor chip beneath the second metal bonding pad, the bottom through hole extending from the front surface of the semiconductor chip to the back surface of the semiconductor chip, wherein the bottom through hole is filled with a conductive material forming a bottom metal interconnecting structure, and wherein the bottom metal layer is electrically connected to the second metal bonding pad through the bottom metal interconnecting structure;
a top packaging layer covering the front surface of the semiconductor chip;
a bottom packaging layer covering the bottom metal layer;
a plurality of top metal interconnecting structures formed on and electrically connected to the plurality of first metal bonding pads and the second metal bonding pad; and
a plurality of contact bonding pads formed atop the top packaging layer, wherein a contact bonding pad of the plurality of contact bonding pads is electrically connected to one of the plurality of first metal bonding pads or the second metal bonding pad through at least one of the plurality of top metal interconnecting structures.

US Pat. No. 10,141,249

MOLDED INTELLIGENT POWER MODULE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDU...

1. An intelligent power module (IPM) for driving a motor, the IPM comprising:a first, second, third and fourth die paddles;
a first transistor attached to the first die paddle;
a second transistor attached to the second die paddle;
a third transistor attached to the third die paddle;
a fourth, fifth, and sixth transistors attached to the fourth die paddle;
a plurality of leads;
a metal slug;
a plurality of spacers disposed between the metal slug and the first, second, third and fourth die paddles; and
a molding encapsulation enclosing the first, second, third, and fourth die paddles, the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth transistors and the plurality of spacers;
wherein the plurality of leads are at least partially embedded in the molding encapsulation;
wherein a majority portion of the metal slug is embedded in the molding encapsulation; and
wherein a bottom surface of the metal slug is exposed from the molding encapsulation.

US Pat. No. 10,141,237

FINGERPRINT RECOGNITION MODULE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD., ...

1. A manufacturing method for a fingerprint recognition module, comprising the following steps:(a) directly connecting and fixing a die to a flexible printed circuit (FPC) board, and electrically connecting the die to the FPC board;
(b) coating an adhesive layer on an upper surface of the die;
(c) covering the adhesive layer with a cover plate, to adhere the cover plate to the adhesive layer; and
(d) applying low pressure injection modeling encapsulation to an encapsulation space defined between the cover plate and the FPC board, so as to form an encapsulation layer in the encapsulation space, wherein step (d) further comprises the following steps:
(d1) placing the FPC board, the die, the adhesive layer, and the cover plate together into a mold;
(d2) adjusting pressure of the mold into a range of 1.5 to 40 bars; and
(d3) injecting a hot melt material into the mold to make the hot melt material flow into the encapsulation space and be cured in the encapsulation space to form the encapsulation layer, wherein the encapsulation layer seals the die.

US Pat. No. 10,141,214

DUAL SCARA ARM

Brooks Automation, Inc., ...

1. A substrate transport apparatus comprising:a drive section;
a transport arm section connected to the drive section and being configured to transport substrates to a module, the transport arm section including
a substantially rigid upper arm having a first upper arm section and a second upper arm section coupled to each other at a common axis of rotation by a releasable coupling to form the substantially rigid upper arm having opposite ends,
a first forearm rotatably coupled to a first one of the opposite ends at a first elbow axis,
a second forearm rotatable coupled to a second one of the opposite ends at a second elbow axis, and
at least one end effector connected to each of the first forearm and the second forearm, each end effector being configured to hold at least one substrate; and
wherein the first elbow axis and the second elbow axis are positioned at a distance from the common axis of rotation, and the releasable coupling is configured to change a distance component, disposed along an extension and retraction path of a respective end effector, of the distance between the common axis of rotation and at least one of the first elbow axis and the second elbow axis based on a predetermined characteristic of the module.

US Pat. No. 10,141,167

ION SENSOR

Airbus DS GmbH, Taufkirc...

1. An ion sensor comprising:an annular electron repelling electrode to be placed at a negative electric potential, wherein the electron repelling electrode is formed by a diaphragm element having a single central circular diaphragm opening for the passage of an ion beam,
an ion repelling electrode to be placed at a variable positive electric potential, and
a collector face for detecting impinging ions,
wherein the ion repelling electrode forms a blind hole which faces the diaphragm opening with an open hole end and a hole surface of which forms the collector face.

US Pat. No. 10,141,142

MULTIPLE FREQUENCY TONE MONITOR

Intermountain Electronics...

1. An apparatus comprising:a signal generation module that generates a plurality of alternating current (“AC”) components, each of the plurality of AC components comprising a different frequency;
an injection module that injects the plurality of AC components on one or more phases of a set of power cables connecting a power source to a load, the set of power cables comprising an equipment grounding conductor, wherein the AC components present in the one or more phases at the load are injected in the equipment grounding conductor at the load;
an AC detection module that determines an AC current corresponding to each frequency of the one or more AC components present in current in the equipment grounding conductor;
an AC threshold module that determines if one or more of the AC currents determined by the AC detection module is below an AC threshold; and
a trip module that opens a contact in response to the AC threshold module determining that at least one of the AC currents is below an AC threshold, the contact disconnecting the power source from the set of power cables.

US Pat. No. 10,141,135

KEYBOARD

PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD, ...

1. A keyboard, comprising: a key, comprising: a keycap, exposed outside the keyboard and comprising: a first hook, disposed on an inner surface of the keycap and located on an outer side of the keycap, wherein the first hook has a first opening; and a second hook, disposed on the inner surface of the keycap and located in a central area of the keycap, wherein the second hook has a second opening; and a balance bar, disposed below the keycap and fastened in the first opening and the second opening; a switch circuit board, located below the key and used to be triggered by the key to output a key signal; and a base plate, disposed below the switch circuit board, connected to the balance bar, and used to carry the key, wherein the first opening has a round shape, and the second opening has an elliptic shape; wherein a width of the first opening is less than a width of the second opening, so that the balance bar is fastened in the first opening and the second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,141,106

HEAVY-CURRENT TRANSFORMER HAVING A MULTI-POINT CONTACTING, TRANSFORMER ELEMENT, CONTACT PLATE AND SECONDARY WINDING, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A HEAVY-CURRENT TRANSFORMER

FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GMB...

1. A heavy-current transformer for a power source in order to provide a welding current to a resistance welding device, said heavy-current transformer comprising at least one primary winding and at least one secondary winding with center tapping, wherein at least four contacts are provided to form a multi-point contacting and connected to the heavy-current transformer, said at least four contacts forming four contact faces, wherein the four contacts or the four contact faces form lateral faces of a cube or rectangular-shaped unit,wherein the at one primary winding and the at least one secondary winding are arranged in a series/parallel connection within the Multi-point contacting,
wherein an I-beam of electrically conductive material is provided,
wherein the I-beam comprises a central web, a first recess and a second recess,
wherein a first contact plate and a second contact plate axe arranged outside of the first recess and the second recess, respectively,
wherein the first contact plate and the second contact plate form two contacts of the at least four contacts,
wherein at least one respective ring core is arranged in the first recess and the second recess,
wherein one respective connection of each secondary winding is directly contacted with one inner surface and the first contact plate,
wherein outer surfaces of the I-beam form two additional contacts of the at least four contacts, and
wherein the center tapping of the at least one secondary winding of the heavy-current transformer is connected with the central web of the I-beam.

US Pat. No. 10,141,089

SURFACE-MOUNTABLE OVER-CURRENT PROTECTION DEVICE

POLYTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A surface-mountable over-current protection device, comprising:at least one chip, the chip comprising a PTC material layer and two metal electrode layers disposed on upper and lower surfaces of the PTC material layer;
a first lead bent into multiple portions comprising a first electrode connecting portion connecting to one of the two metal electrode layers of the at least one chip and a first soldering portion for surface-mounting;
a second lead bent into multiple portions comprising a second electrode connecting portion connecting to another one of the two electrode layers of the at least one chip and a second soldering portion for surface-mounting;
wherein the PTC material layer comprises crystalline polymer and conductive filler dispersed therein, the conductive filler has a resistivity less than 500??·cm;
wherein the metal electrode layer has a thickness of 50-90 ?m;
wherein the conductive filler comprises tungsten carbide and carbon black;
wherein surface-mountable over-current protection device has a relation: P=Ihold×Vmax?80 W, where P is an endurable power of the protection device, Ihold is a hold current of the protection device, and Vmax is a maximum endurable voltage of the protection device;
wherein the surface-mountable over-current protection device can withstand a cycle life test of 300 cycles at 20V and 40 A without burnout.

US Pat. No. 10,141,015

REFERENCE BLOCK CONFIGURED FOR USE IN A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A HEAD SUSPENSION HAVING A LOAD BEAM AND A FLEXURE

NHK Spring Co., Ltd., Ka...

1. A reference block for use in a method of manufacturing a head suspension comprising a load beam and a flexure, in which method a tongue, which is used to attach a slider, of a flexure is brought in contact with a convex portion of the load beam and the flexure is laser-welded to the load beam at a first welding spot so that the flexure is bent with respect to the first welding spot to press the tongue against the convex portion under predetermined load, wherein:the reference block comprises a single block and reference pins integral therewith and protruding therefrom, the reference pins having been machined together with the block from a single body of material;
the load beam has at least one positioning reference hole formed therein;
the flexure has at least one positioning reference hole formed therein;
the at least one positioning reference hole of the load beam and the at least one positioning reference hole of the flexure have different positions relative to the first welding spot so as to be apart from each other in a planar direction of the flexure and the load beam;
the at least one positioning reference hole of each of the load beam and the flexure are located within a circular range that is defined around the first welding spot as a center thereof with a radius equal to a distance between the first welding spot and the convex portion, and so that upon laying the flexure and load beam on one another respective said reference pins can be inserted into the at least one positioning reference hole in the load beam and the positioning reference hole in the flexure and the flexure and the load beam are positioned with respect to each other by insertion of the at least one reference pin into the at least one positioning reference hole; and
the reference pins are located at positions on the single block such that the reference pins are simultaneously insertable into the at least one positioning reference hole of the load beam and the at least one positioning reference hole of the flexure that are located within said circular range that is defined around the first welding spot as the center thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,140,979

MODELING A CLASS POSTERIOR PROBABILITY OF CONTEXT DEPENDENT PHONEMES IN A SPEECH RECOGNITION SYSTEM

CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICE...

1. A computer implemented method for modeling a class posterior probability of context dependent phonemes in a Hidden Markov Model based speech recognition system, the computer implemented method comprising:receiving a N-dimensional feature vector x1, x2, . . . , xN with a respective M-dimensional class label vector b1, b2, . . . , bM, where (x,b) represents the xth feature and its label;
assigning a feature to each node of an input layer of a representation network comprising an input layer of N nodes and G?2 intermediate layers of nodes with each intermediate layer having Ng nodes, where g ?(1, G), all edges of all nodes of the input layer being connected to all nodes of a first intermediate layer, all edges of all nodes of each intermediate layer being connected to all nodes of a next successive intermediate layer;
computing, for all nodes of each intermediate layer, discriminative features based on features of nodes in a preceding layer;
discretizing features of last intermediate layer ZG into E-intervals to obtain a discretized layer Z, where E?2;
generating a feature vector Q=(q1, q2, . . . , qV) by randomly selecting V ?(1, NG) features from discretized layer Z;
for f=1 to F, hashing Q into Qf=(q1f, q2f, . . . , qVf), where Qf is obtained from the fth hashing, where F?2;
determining an equivalent scalar representation for each Qf;
for f=1 to F, determining a posterior probability Pf for each (x, b) pair based on the determined respective equivalent scalar representation;
use the posterior probabilities to improve classification accuracy in the Hidden Markov Model based speech recognition system; and
use the Hidden Markov Model based speech recognition system to recognize speech.

US Pat. No. 10,140,958

MANAGING MULTIPLE SYSTEMS IN A COMPUTER DEVICE

STMicroelectronics (Greno...

1. A computer device, comprising:a first processing system having at least one processing core configured to concurrently execute at least two computer programs stored in a memory, the at least two computer programs including a first computer program that stores first displayable graphics data in a first virtual frame buffer and a second computer program that stores second displayable graphics data in a second virtual frame buffer, the first processing system having a resource manager configured to manage at least one resource and configured to deliver program execution output from both the first computer program and the second computer program via an output resource;
a set of resources dedicated to the first processing system wherein the set of resources includes the output resource; and
a second processing system coupled to the set of resources and configured to execute the second computer program, the second processing system having a supervisor application configured to grant control to individual resources of the set of resources to the resource manager of the first processing system, wherein the first processing system has access to the individual resources only after the supervisor application has granted control of the individual resources, wherein control of the output resource is granted by the supervisor application to the first processing system transparently to the first computer program, wherein a first portion of a display is driven by the first displayable graphics data from the first computer program in the first virtual frame buffer and a second portion of the display is driven by the second displayable graphics data from the second computer program in the second frame buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,140,943

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR DRIVE CIRCUIT AND DRIVE METHOD THEREOF AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECT...

1. A thin film transistor drive circuit, comprising:a plurality of scan lines;
a scan signal output port configured to sequentially apply a scan signal to each of the plurality of scan lines; and
a plurality of logic circuits, wherein each of the plurality of logic circuits is connected with one of the plurality of scan lines and a control signal line, for receiving an input control signal from the control signal line and applying an output control signal to the plurality of scan lines;
wherein, when an enabling signal is loaded on one of the plurality of scan lines for a first preset duration, inverting the output control signal for a second preset duration, so that a voltage level of the scan signal loaded on the scan lines is a voltage level of a disabling signal;
wherein a voltage level of the enabling signal on the plurality of scan lines is dropped to a lower level after the second present duration begins;
wherein in the second preset duration:
when the scan signal is a disabling signal, the voltage level of the disabling signal remains unchanged independently from a voltage state of the output control signal; and
when the scan signal is the enabling signal, if the input control signal loaded on the logic circuit is inverted from the enabling signal, then the output control signal loaded on the scan line is inverted from the enabling signal, so that the voltage level of the scan signal loaded on the plurality of scan lines is the voltage level of the disabling signal; and if the input control signal loaded on the logic circuit is non-inverted from the enabling signal, then the output control signal loaded on the plurality of scan lines is non-inverted from the enabling signal, so that the voltage level of the scan signal loaded on the plurality of scan lines is still the same voltage level of the enabling signal.

US Pat. No. 10,140,855

ENHANCED TRAFFIC DETECTION BY FUSING MULTIPLE SENSOR DATA

ITERIS, INC., Santa Ana,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving input data representing a field of view of a roadway at or near a traffic intersection, the input data including data collected from a first sensor, and data collected from a second sensor;
analyzing the input data within a computing environment in one or more data processing modules executed in conjunction with at least one specifically-configured processor, the one or more data processing modules configured to fuse the data from the first sensor with the data from the second sensor, by
identifying a first object detection zone in the field of view from the data collected from the first sensor, and a second object detection zone in the field of view from the data collected from the second sensor,
selecting a plurality of boundary points in the first object detection zone, and a plurality of points in the second object detection zone that correspond to the boundary points in the first detection zone,
estimating a transformation matrix for a planar area comprising the field of view by mapping the plurality of points in a plane of the road roadway as seen by the second sensor, to the plurality of boundary points in a plane of the roadway as seen by the first sensor to correct a perspective distortion between the data collected by the first sensor and the data collected by the second sensor to transpose the first object detection zone onto the second object detection zone to create a combined detection zone, by applying the selected points that correspond to the plurality of boundary points to calibrate arbitrary planar coordinates between the first object detection zone and the second object detection zone, and mapping a plurality of vectors representing common data points to transform the arbitrary planar coordinates to find an equivalent zone location and an equivalent shape between the first object detection zone and the second object detection zone; and
evaluating one or more attributes of the combined detection zone to detect an object in the field of view of the roadway.

US Pat. No. 10,140,719

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING TARGET TRACKING VIA DETECTOR AND TRACKER FUSION FOR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

TCL RESEARCH AMERICA INC....

1. A method for enhancing target tracking via detector and tracker fusion for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), comprising:receiving at least one raw input image of objects to be detected;
based on the at least one raw input image of objects, generating the objects' candidate information;
based on the objects' candidate information, calculating location and velocity estimation of an object at a current timestamp based on a detector and tracker fusion, comprising:
generating a binary feature canvas;
processing the binary feature canvas based on an attention mechanism to focus on relevant parts of the binary feature canvas;
extracting features of the objects from the processed binary feature canvas; and
calculating the location and velocity estimation of the object at the current timestamp;
wherein processing the binary feature canvas based on the attention mechanism to focus on relevant parts of the binary feature canvas further including:
generating an attention mask Mt(et-1) and applying the attention mask Mt(et-1) to each channel of the feature canvas ct, respectively; and
obtaining a masked feature canvas,
wherein the attention mask Mt(et-1) is generated by a mixture of N×N Gaussians, each Gaussian (i,j) has a center at

 where Sframe denotes an area of the raw input image, and Spt-1 denotes an area of the object's estimated bounding box at a timestamp (t?1), and
m(ct, et-1)=Mt(et-1)·ct, where m(ct, et-1) denotes the masked feature canvas; and
based on the location and velocity estimation of the object at the current timestamp, predicting the location and velocity estimation of the object at a future timestamp.

US Pat. No. 10,140,705

DRAWER VISION SYSTEM

Siemens Healthcare Diagno...

1. A method for detecting properties of sample tubes, comprising steps of:a) capturing a series of images of a sample tray using at least one overhead camera;
b) receiving at a processor the series of images of the tray from the at least one overhead camera;
c) extracting, by the processor, a plurality of image patches from each image, each image patch corresponding to a portion of each image based on features in each image;
d) automatically determining, using the processor, from a first subset of the plurality image patches, each patch corresponding to one of a plurality of slots in the tray, whether each of a plurality of slots contains a sample tube;
e) for those plurality of slots that contain a sample tube, automatically determining, using the processor, from a second subset of the plurality image patches, each patch corresponding to the top of the sample tube, whether each sample tube has a cap; and
f) for those tubes that do not have a cap, automatically determining, using the processor, from the second subset of the plurality image patches whether each sample tube has a tube-top cup or is a plain tube.

US Pat. No. 10,140,655

USED AUTOMOBILE TRANSACTION FACILITATION FOR A SPECIFIC USED AUTOMOBILE

SIDEKICK TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, via a used automobile seller interface, a first request for a response regarding a first used automobile, the first request made by a used automobile seller located at a first location and including a vehicle identifier and geolocation information of the used automobile;
executing instructions, by at least one processing device, to:
determine, based on the geolocation information, that the used automobile is located at the first location;
generate, based on the determined first location, an in-market used automobile buyer area;
determine that at least one used automobile buyer is located within the in-market used automobile buyer area;
receive, via a used automobile buyer interface, a first bid from a first used automobile buyer located at a second location within the in-market used automobile buyer area;
generate, based on receiving the first bid, driving directions from the first location to the second location; and
provide, via the used automobile seller interface, the first bid including at least a price for the first used automobile and the driving directions from the first location to the second location.

US Pat. No. 10,140,606

DIRECT PERSONAL MOBILE DEVICE USER TO SERVICE PROVIDER SECURE TRANSACTION CHANNEL

MASTERCARD MOBILE TRANSAC...

1. A method comprising:issuing with a transaction server a first one-time activation code (OTAC) to a user;
receiving with the transaction server a message from a mobile device executing an electronic transaction facility, the mobile device operated by the user, the message comprising a plurality of keys generated on the mobile device and the first OTAC, wherein the first OTAC is entered by the user into the mobile device during a registration process with the transaction server;
authenticating the mobile device and associating the mobile device with the user based on the received message;
updating credentials of a service provider on the mobile device with the transaction server and forwarding credentials of the mobile device to the service provider, thereby providing secure communication directly between the user via the mobile device and the service provider; and
authenticating with the service provider the user of the mobile device, wherein the user is authenticated by verifying a second OTAC sent to the user from the service provider and then received directly from the mobile device after being encrypted on the mobile device using the updated credentials of the service provider.

US Pat. No. 10,140,580

QUANTUM COMPUTING DEVICE FOR ISING MODEL, QUANTUM PARALLEL COMPUTING DEVICE FOR ISING MODEL, AND QUANTUM COMPUTING METHOD FOR ISING MODEL

Inter-University Research...

1. An Ising model quantum computation device comprising:a parametric oscillator that parametrically oscillates a plurality of pseudo spin pulses, the plurality of pseudo spin pulses being in correspondence with a plurality of Ising model spins in a pseudo manner and having mutually an identical oscillation frequency;
a ring resonator in which the plurality of pseudo spin pulses circularly propagate;
a temporary pulse detector that temporarily measures phases of the plurality of pseudo spin pulses every time the plurality of pseudo spin pulses circularly propagate in the ring resonator to temporarily measure pseudo spins of the plurality of pseudo spin pulses;
an interaction computing circuit that temporarily computes sum of interaction between a pseudo spin of a certain pseudo spin pulse and a pseudo spin of all other pseudo spin pulses interacting with the pseudo spin of the certain pseudo spin pulse, based on a coupling coefficient of the Ising model related to the pseudo spin of the certain pseudo spin pulse and the pseudo spins of the other pseudo spin pulses having been temporarily measured by the temporary pulse detector;
a pulse injector that controls amplitudes and phases of light injected to the certain pseudo spin pulse to temporarily implement a magnitude and a sign of the sum of the interaction between the pseudo spin of the certain pseudo spin pulse and the pseudo spin of all the other pseudo spin pulses interacting with the pseudo spin of the certain pseudo spin pulse, the sum of the interaction having been temporarily computed by the interaction computing circuit; and
a pseudo pulse detector that measures the phases of the plurality of pseudo spin pulses after the plurality of pseudo spin pulses have arrived at a steady state in a process of repeating a feedback loop configured of the temporary pulse detector, the interaction computing circuit, and the pulse injector to measure the pseudo spins of the plurality of pseudo spin pulses.

US Pat. No. 10,140,565

TRANSACTION CARD HAVING INTERNAL MAGNETIC STRIPE

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A transaction card, comprising:a card frame having a card inlay and a card housing;
a pocket formed in at least one of the card inlay or the card housing;
a magnetic stripe disposed inside the pocket; and
a stripe indicator located on an exterior surface of the card frame.

US Pat. No. 10,140,551

SCENE UNDERSTANDING USING A NEUROSYNAPTIC SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:for an image frame of a sequence of image frames:
converting, utilizing a first neurosynaptic core circuit, at least one pixel of the image frame to one or more neural spikes;
processing, utilizing a second neurosynaptic core circuit, the one or more neural spikes to extract one or more salient features from the image frame;
interpreting the one or more salient features into a human-readable format; and
classifying an object of interest in the image frame based on the human-readable format;
wherein each neurosynaptic core circuit comprises a plurality of electronic synapse devices interconnecting a plurality of electronic neurons to a plurality of electronic axons.

US Pat. No. 10,140,549

SCALABLE IMAGE MATCHING

A9.COM, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. A computing system, comprising:a processor; and
memory including instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the computing system to:
receive a query image from a client computing device;
extract feature descriptors from the query image;
compare at least a portion of the extracted feature descriptors to a set of compressed cluster centers corresponding to a set of database images to determine a matching score, the compressed cluster centers at least partially formed by a set of compressed descriptors storing identifying information for at least one associated feature, the identifying information corresponding to identifying information including at least one of a position, a scale, or an orientation, and the identifying information occupying a majority of a file size of the compressed descriptor, wherein each of the compressed cluster centers is assigned at least one visual word corresponding to at least one feature descriptor;
rank the set of database images based on the matching score; and
select a highest ranking database image of the set of closest matching database images as a match for the query image.

US Pat. No. 10,140,520

DETERMINING NATIVE RESOLUTIONS OF VIDEO SEQUENCES

NETFLIX, INC., Los Gatos...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:determining a low frequency region associated with a scene within a video sequence;
computing an energy density ratio based on the low frequency region; and
based on a comparison between the energy density ratio and a predetermined threshold, computing a native resolution of the scene based on one or more dimensions of the low frequency region, or setting the native resolution of the scene to a display resolution.

US Pat. No. 10,140,515

IMAGE RECOGNITION AND CLASSIFICATION TECHNIQUES FOR SELECTING IMAGE AND AUDIO DATA

A9.com, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, from a computing device, an image and image capture data associated with the image;
using a trained neural network to identify a plurality of image descriptors corresponding to one or more determined characteristics of the image, based at least on a comparison of the image to a set of stored image descriptors;
causing a first query including a first set of image descriptors of the plurality of image descriptors to be executed against a set of music descriptors, wherein each of the set of music descriptors is associated with one or more songs available to the computing device;
determining a song mapping between the first set of image descriptors and the set of music descriptors;
generating a playlist of songs based on the song mapping, wherein the songs in the playlist of songs are associated with a music descriptor corresponding to the first set of image descriptors;
causing the playlist of songs to be transmitted to the computing device;
causing a second query including a second set of image descriptors of the plurality of image descriptors to be executed against a set of stored images associated with a user of the computing device;
determining an image mapping between the second set of image descriptors and a third set of image descriptors, each of the third set of image descriptors being associated with one or more images of the set of stored images;
causing an identification of the one or more images of the set of stored images based on the second query and the image mapping;
causing the identification to be transmitted to the computing device; and
causing the one or more images of the set of stored images to be displayed while the playlist of songs is being played.

US Pat. No. 10,140,505

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACIAL RECOGNITION USING IMAGES CAPTURED FROM A TARGET ILLUMINATED WITH INFRARED LIGHT

StereoVision Imaging, Inc...

1. A method for comparing images, the method comprising:receiving a target image, wherein the target image corresponds to a target illuminated by an infrared light source during capture of the target by a camera sensitive to infrared light;
receiving a color image, the color image comprising a color image of a subject;
suppressing a blue component or a green component of a plurality of pixels in the color image to produce a color-suppressed image; and
determining whether the target matches the subject by comparing the target image with the color-suppressed image.

US Pat. No. 10,140,436

PROGRAM OBFUSCATION BY REORGANIZING EXECUTION PATHS

Flexera Software LLC, It...

1. A method, comprising:generating, by a processor, a first intermediate representation (IR) code of source code for compiling the source code into machine code;
identifying a first function and a second function having a first return type in the first IR code, the return type indicating a type of a data structure returned by the first function and the second function when called to be executed;
generating, by the processor, a second IR code having a first function including blocks corresponding to the first and second functions from the first IR code that have the first return type;
identifying common instructions between the first function and the second function from the first IR code, the common instructions present in both the first function and the second function of the first IR code, the common instructions providing a same functionality in the first function and the second function;
generating, by the processor, a common block including the common instructions in the first function of the second IR code;
identifying an instruction within the first function of the first IR code representing a function call to the second function of the first IR code; and
generating, by the processor, an instruction within the block corresponding to the first function to recursively call the first function of the second IR code and pass a parameter representing that the second block is to be executed based on the identification of the instruction within the first function of the first IR code represents the function call to the second function of the first IR code.

US Pat. No. 10,140,430

POLICY-BASED MOBILE ACCESS TO SHARED NETWORK RESOURCES

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method to provide mobile access to content, comprising:authenticating a user associated with a mobile device based at least in part on one or more credentials, wherein the user is authenticated with respect to one or more network resources;
in response to the user associated with the mobile device being authenticated,
receiving at a connector node a request from a mobile application running on the mobile device to access content, wherein the request to access the content is communicated from the mobile device to the connector node via a network; and
in response to the connector node receiving the access request,
using a user credential associated with the request to identify at the connector node a policy associated with the request;
obtaining, by the connector node, a policy metadata to be provided to the mobile device in connection with providing to the mobile device the content associated with the request, the policy metadata being determined based at least in part on the user credential, wherein the policy metadata is associated with the policy, the policy comprises a bookmark, and wherein the policy metadata identifies one or more permitted actions with respect to the content;
providing, by the connector node, the content associated with the request received from the mobile application to access the content, the content being provided to the mobile device; and
providing, from the connector node to the mobile application running on the mobile device, the policy metadata in connection with the providing of the content;
wherein the mobile application comprises application code that is responsive to the policy metadata to perform, with respect to the request to access content, an action indicated by the policy, and
wherein the mobile application communicates with the one or more network resources via the connector node.

US Pat. No. 10,140,419

GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR ANALYSIS AND COMPARISON OF LOCATION-SPECIFIC MULTIPARAMETER DATA SETS

EMD Millipore Corporation...

1. A computer system comprising a processor, a display, and a graphical user interface for defining analyses of data sets resulting from cytometric interrogation of particle containing samples in a spatial arrangement of samples and visually representing results of the analyses on the display, where the visual representation enables identification of relationships among different data sets, the interface comprising:a graphical presentation on the display of the computer system of an analysis that is applied to a data set to produce a set of results, the analysis having at least one parameter that a user controls by interacting with the graphical presentation, wherein the graphical presentation comprises a gate figure in a histogram or dot plot of the set of results, said gate figure defining a range or boundary for identifying events of interrogating and recording light pulses
from particles in the sample, wherein a size, shape, or location of the gate figure is adjustable by the user and the interacting comprises adjusting the size, shape, or location of the gate figure;
a location-specific, multiplexed heat map on the display comprising a visual presentation of the set of results and at least one additional set of results, whereby the user determines the effects of adjusting the gate figure on the relationships among the data sets by viewing the heat map;
the heat comprising a spatial arrangement of icons similar to the spatial arrangement of the particle containing samples such that each of the icons is visually associated with one of the samples; and each of the icons is divided into at least a first region and a second region, the first region of the icon displaying information regarding a first analysis of a data set resulting from cytometric interrogation of a sample visually associated with the icon, and the second region of the icon displaying information regarding a second analysis of the data set resulting from cytometric interrogation of the sample visually associated with the icon.

US Pat. No. 10,140,385

CONFIGURING A PRESENTATION OF DATA BASED ON A CONTEXT

SuccessFactors, Inc., So...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:receiving a request identifying a data object defined in a data model, wherein the data model is associated with a plurality of entity types, wherein each entity type corresponds to a particular context associated with the data model, and wherein each particular context is associated with a predefined set of presentation properties specific to the particular context;
invoking data associated with the data object according to the data model;
determining whether a particular context from a set of contexts is associated with the invoked data and the identified data object, wherein determining whether the invoked data and the identified data object are associated with a particular context comprises:
determining, from the invoked data, an entity type associated with the identified data object; and
comparing the determined entity type with the contexts in the set of contexts to determine whether the determined entity type matches one of the set of contexts;
in response to determining that a particular context from the set of contexts is associated with the invoked data and the identified data object:
configuring a presentation of the data based on the predefined set of presentation properties specific to the particular context; and
providing the configured presentation of the data for displaying on a presentation interface; and
in response to determining that none of the particular contexts from the set of contexts are associated with the invoked data and the identified data object, providing a default presentation of the data for displaying on the presentation interface.

US Pat. No. 10,140,368

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A RECOMMENDATION PAGE

Baidu Online Network Tech...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing recommendations on a computer comprising a processor, said method comprising generating, using the processor, a recommendation page, wherein said generating a recommendation page comprises:determining, using the processor, when a user accesses a webpage through the computer, at least one keyword from among one or more to-be-exhibited keywords, wherein said at least one keyword includes one or more user keywords corresponding to said user, said one or more user keywords are determined through analysis of network usage records of said user, wherein said at least one keyword also includes one or more hot keywords, and said one or more hot keywords correspond to one or more pieces of query-related information with a highest search frequency in a search engine, wherein said at least one keyword includes a webpage keyword selected from words which are obtained from textual content information of the accessed webpage;
displaying said at least one keyword in said accessed webpage;
obtaining, using the processor, a user's selection on said at least one keyword so as to determine chosen keywords selected by said user based on said user's selection;
generating, using the processor, a recommendation page corresponding to said chosen keywords so as to display to said user, wherein said recommendation page contains at least one piece of keyword recommendation information associated with said chosen keywords; and
displaying the recommendation page,
wherein the determining, using the processor, when the user accesses the webpage through the computer, a key word set from among one or more to-be-exhibited keywords comprises:
identifying a category of the accessed webpage based on category information of the accessed webpage, and determining the said at least one keyword based on the category information of the accessed webpage, wherein the category information of the accessed webpage comprises a textual category and a multimedia category, wherein if the accessed webpage has a predetermined text body structure in the webpage code or a word number of a text in the accessed webpage reaches a certain threshold, the accessed webpage is identified as the textual category, and the webpage keyword is determined as the said at least one keyword in priority, wherein if the accessed webpage contains pictures, audios or videos whose quantity exceeds a threshold, the accessed webpage is identified as the multimedia category, and the user keyword is determined as the said at least one key word in priority.

US Pat. No. 10,140,287

SCALABLE AND ACCURATE MINING OF CONTROL FLOW FROM EXECUTION LOGS ACROSS DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. An apparatus for efficiently mining a control flow graph from execution logs of a distributed system, said apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
a computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code embodied therewith and executable by the at least one processor, the computer readable program code comprising:
computer readable program code that receives a plurality of execution logs;
computer readable program code that mines at least one template from the plurality of execution logs in a first-phase, wherein the mining comprises computer readable program code that creates at least one template via a two-stage template mining technique, comprising:
a first stage of the two-stage template mining technique comprising computer readable program code that creates approximate-templates via a dictionary based logline transformation in order to attain scalability; and
a second second-stage of the two-stage template mining technique comprising computer readable program code that refines the mined approximate-templates by leveraging the multimodal (text+temporal-vicinity) signature of each approximate-template; and
computer readable program code that generates the control-flow graph between the mined templates in a second phase via a two-stage technique comprising:
a first-stage of the second phase comprising computer readable program code that creates, for each template, a set of the template's temporally co-occurring templates via leveraging a time-series of occurrence of each template; and
a second-stage of the second phase comprising computer readable program code that determines, in a single-pass of the log stream for each template, the template's immediate predecessors/successor on the temporally co-occurring templates and computer readable program code that stitches mined successors of each template to construct the control flow graph.

US Pat. No. 10,140,253

INFERENTIAL PROCESS MODELING, QUALITY PREDICTION AND FAULT DETECTION USING MULTI-STAGE DATA SEGREGATION

FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS,...

1. A computer implemented method of adapting an operations management system (OMS) device of a process plant with a process model, the process model configured to analyze the operation of an on-line process operating within a process control network of the process plant, and the process model, configured to operate in a number of different process states of the on-line process as defined by a state variable associated with the on-line process, the method comprising:collecting, via the process control network, training data of the on-line process during operation of the on-line process in the process plant, the training data including a value for each of a set of process parameters, a value for the state variable and a value of a result variable associated with each of a multiplicity of different process measurement times of the on-line process;
dividing, with one or more processors of the process control network, the training data into time slices of data to produce a set of time sliced data for each time slice of data, wherein each set of time sliced data includes a value for each of the set of process parameters, a value for the state variable and a value for the result variable;
storing the sets of time sliced data in a computer memory of the process control network;
determining, with the one or more processors of the process control network, a set of process state means from the training data, the set of process state means including a state variable mean for each of the process states and one or more process parameter means for each of the process states;
storing the set of process state means in a computer memory of the process control network;
developing, using a computer processing device, a set of time slice means for each of the time slices of data using the stored process state means, each of the sets of time slice means including a time slice mean for each of the process parameters;
developing, with the one or more processors of the process control network, a set of deviations from the mean for each time slice of data, the set of deviations from the mean for a particular time slice of data including, for each process parameter within the particular time slice of data, using the process parameter value of the particular time slice of data and the time slice mean for the process parameter for the particular time slice of data to develop the deviation from the mean for the process parameter for the particular time slice of data; and
generating, with the one or more processors of the process control network, a process model using the sets of deviations from the mean for the time slices of data and the result variable values for the time slices of data, wherein the process model is generated as a quality prediction model or a fault detection model; and
adapting, with the one or more processors of the process control network, the OMS device of the process plant with the quality prediction model or the fault detection model, wherein the quality prediction model or the fault detection model is operable to perform quality prediction or fault detection across the number of different process states of the on-line process.

US Pat. No. 10,140,244

OPTICAL MODULE AND TRANSMITTING DATA IN OPTICAL MODULE

HISENSE BROADBAND MULTIME...

1. An optical module, comprising:a micro controller unit (MCU) configured with a serial data (SDA) bus interface and N number of first serial clock (SCL) bus interfaces, wherein N is an integer greater than or equal to 2;
N number of first driving chips having a same chip address, each of the N number of first driving chips is configured with:
a SDA bus interface which is configured to be connected with the SDA bus interface on the MCU; and
a SCL bus interface which is configured to be connected with one of the N number of first SCL bus interfaces on the MCU;
wherein the MCU is configured to identify any one of the first driving chips according to an identifier of a first SCL bus interface on the MCU connected with the first driving chip; and
wherein the identifier is a serial number of a pin for the first SCL bus interface.

US Pat. No. 10,140,205

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE VALIDATION

Federal Home Loan Mortgag...

6. A system for testing a first computer configured to execute an application, the system comprising:a hardware processor in a second computer connected to a networked database through a network interface; and
a memory device coupled to the hardware processor and storing instructions which are executed by the hardware processor to:
display, by a controller executed by the hardware processor and connected over a network interface to a user interface of the second computer, a plurality of tests available for execution by an agent of the first computer, the agent executing on the first computer;
enable, at the second computer, user selection of a first test from among the plurality of tests;
after selection of the first test, enable, at the second computer, user input of a parameter and an expected result from performing the first test, wherein the expected result is based on at least prior infrastructure testing to determine whether a problem being encountered by a particular application is being caused by an infrastructure component, and wherein the prior infrastructure testing is performed independent of the application;
display, the controller at the user interface of the second computer, a result of execution of the selected first test by the agent on the first computer, the agent executing the selected first test prior to and independent of executing the application,
wherein:
the first test is configured to test a database access capability of the first computer, and
displaying the plurality of tests available for execution by an agent of the first computer is based on the agent of the first computer querying test components on the first computer corresponding to the plurality of tests to determine availability of the test components.

US Pat. No. 10,140,190

EFFICIENT TRANSACTION LOG FLUSHING

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,140,146

NETWORK MANAGEMENT FOR ELASTIC VIRTUAL NETWORK FUNCTIONS

GENBAND US LLC, Plano, T...

1. A method comprising:with a Virtual Network Function (VNF) manager that manages a VNF that includes plurality of VNF components running on a plurality of virtual machines, determining that an additional VNF component should be provisioned on an additional virtual machine;
in response to the determining that the additional VNF component should be provisioned, instructing a compute controller to provision the additional virtual machine;
with the VNF manager, instructing a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) controller to connect the additional virtual machine to the plurality of virtual machines supporting the plurality of VNF components, wherein the additional virtual machine comprises a preinstalled VNF component that supports the plurality of VNF components; and
provisioning the additional VNF component on the additional virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 10,140,114

METHOD FOR WIRELESSLY UPDATING FIRMWARE IN A WIDE AREA NETWORK

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for providing wireless firmware over the air (FOTA) updates in a long-range (LoRa™) network, the method comprising:selecting, via transceivers used in at least one end node and a transceiver in a LoRa™ gateway, a certain frequency channel, wherein the LoRa™ network includes the at least one end node and at least one gateway, the at least one end node including the transceivers and the LoRa™ gateway including its transceiver;
activating or deactivating, via the transceivers in the end nodes and the transceiver in the LoRa™ gateway, the LoRa™ mode, wherein the LoRa™ mode is deactivated in the gateway and in the end nodes if a firmware update is to be transferred to the end nodes;
wherein a FOTA mode acting via a frequency shift keying (FSK) modulation scheme is activated in the transceivers on the end node and the transceiver on the gateway, and a wireless firmware update is prepared by the gateway for the end nodes,
wherein the LoRa™ transceiver used in the end node and the transceiver used in the LoRa™ gateway can select a certain frequency channel and deactivate the LoRa™ mode, and
wherein when the spread-spectrum LoRa™ mode is deactivated, the transceiver at the end node and the transceiver at the gateway function use the FSK modulation scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,140,079

OBJECT SHADOWING IN HEAD WORN COMPUTING

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. A method, comprising:capturing an image of an environment in proximity to a person;
analyzing the image to determine a position of each of a plurality of light sources collectively producing a naturally formed shadow in the environment, wherein the naturally formed shadow comprises a plurality of shadows cast from an individual object in the environment, each of the plurality of shadows formed from light traveling from the position of one of the plurality of light sources to the individual object; and
displaying a computer-generated object in association with a computer-generated shadow, wherein the computer-generated shadow appears as though produced by light striking the computer-generated object from the position of a dominant one of the plurality of light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,140,060

MEMORY SYSTEM INCLUDING A NONVOLATILE MEMORY AND A VOLATILE MEMORY, AND PROCESSING METHOD USING THE MEMORY SYSTEM

SEJONG UNIVERSITY INDUSTR...

1. A memory system, comprising:a first sub-memory comprising at least one nonvolatile memory;
a second sub-memory comprising at least one volatile memory;
wherein in response to a memory reference failure that has occurred in a cache memory, a reference failed data is always first loaded and stored to the second sub-memory from a storage regardless of the type of the memory reference failure, all the data stored to the second sub-memory from the storage is transferred and stored to the first sub-memory, the first-sub-memory only stores data transferred from the second sub-memory, and all the data of the first sub-memory transferred from the second sub-memory is sent to the cache memory.

US Pat. No. 10,140,053

LOAD BALANCING OF MULTI-COPY DATA REPLICATION

EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a primary data protection appliance (DPA), an I/O write for a user volume;
determining a distributed consistency group (DCG) associated with the user volume, the DCG having a plurality of replica copies that are associated with the user volume;
determining a plurality of secondary data protection appliances (DPAs) that are configured to maintain one or more of the replica copies, each of the secondary DPAs being configured to maintain a different respective one of the replica copies and a different respective journal associated with the respective replica copy, such that at least two of the secondary DPAs are configured to maintain the DPAs respective replica copies in accordance with different replication settings;
sending the I/O write from the primary DPA to each of the secondary DPAs; and
executing the I/O write by at least some of the secondary DPAs, wherein executing the I/O write by any of the secondary DPAs includes adding the I/O write to the respective journal that is maintained by that secondary DPA.

US Pat. No. 10,140,047

DATA STORAGE SYSTEM

ACCELSTOR, INC., Taipei ...

1. A data storage system, comprising:a memory, comprising:
a first logical block, which comprises multiple logical pages, wherein two logical pages in the logical pages have a first logical address and a second logical address; the first logical block is configured to store a first mapping relationship, wherein the first mapping relationship provides a mapping relationship between the first logical address and a first physical address, and the first mapping relationship provides a mapping relationship between the second logical address and a second physical address; and
a second logical block, which comprises multiple logical pages, and one logical page in the logical pages has a third logical address;
a hard disk, which comprises multiple physical pages, wherein a first physical page, a second physical page, and a third physical page in the physical pages respectively have the first physical address, the second physical address, and the third physical address; the first physical page and the second physical page store a piece of same duplicated data; the two pieces of duplicated data respectively correspond to the first logical address and the second logical address; and
a processor, configured to execute a de-duplication command; when executing the de-duplication command, the processor configures the third logical address to be mapped to the third physical address, and stores the duplicated data in the third physical page; moreover, when updating the first mapping relationship, the processor makes the first logical address and the second logical address mapped to the third logical address synchronously, and the processor further stores a second mapping relationship in the second logical block, wherein the second mapping relationship provides a mapping relationship between the third logical address and the third physical address.

US Pat. No. 10,140,028

CLOCK MODE DETERMINATION IN A MEMORY SYSTEM

Conversant Intellectual P...

1. A configurable non-volatile memory device comprising:plurality of non-volatile memory blocks;
a chip enable port configured to receive a chip enable signal for enabling the configurable non-volatile memory device;
a first clock input port configured to receive a first clock input signal;
a second clock input port configured to receive a second clock input signal, the second clock input signal being complementary to the first clock input signal;
a clock output port configured to transfer a clock output signal, wherein the clock output signal is referenced to the first clock input signal;
one or more common data ports configured to transfer common data signals carrying at least one of command data, address data, input data and output data, the input data to be programmed into one of the plurality of non-volatile memory blocks accessible based on the command data and the address data, and the output data to be retrievable from the one of the plurality of non-volatile memory blocks;
a configurable clock input buffer configurable to one of a single ended signaling configuration and a differential signaling configuration, the differential signaling configuration for utilizing the first clock input signal and the second clock input signal as differential signals, and the single ended signaling configuration for utilizing one of the first clock input signal and the second clock input signal as a single ended signal; and
one or more configurable output buffers configurable to one of a plurality of output buffer drive strengths to transfer the output data retrieved from the one of the plurality of non-volatile memory blocks, the output data synchronized with the clock output signal in a double data rate configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,140,020

DATA QUEUE HAVING AN UNLIMITED DEPTH

STMicroelectronics (Greno...

1. A method, comprising:initializing a hybrid queue, the hybrid queue having a hardware queue portion and a memory queue portion, the hardware queue portion including a plurality of registers dedicated for storing linked list pointer memory addresses, the memory queue portion formed in a shared memory, the shared memory being shared by at least one producer element and at least one consumer element; and
using the hybrid queue, transferring a plurality of messages produced by a first element for consumption by a second element, the transferring including:
storing each message of the plurality of messages in the memory queue portion of the hybrid queue as a node of a linked list, each node of the linked list including a pointer to a next node in the linked list;
writing successively a memory address of a first node of the linked list in a respective free register of the hardware queue portion to create a respective occupied register of the hardware queue portion; and
when the hardware queue portion is full, writing an address of a current node stored in the hybrid queue into a pointer of a last node of a respective last linked list assigned to a last occupied register of the hardware queue portion, whereby the current node is placed at an end of the respective last linked list assigned to a last occupied register of the hardware queue portion.

US Pat. No. 10,139,966

EXTERNAL USER INTERFACE FOR HEAD WORN COMPUTING

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. A finger mounted user interface device, comprising:a. a housing adapted to be mounted on a finger of a user;
b. a user interactive control element mounted within the housing and accessible by the user when the finger mounted user interface device is worn by the user;
c. a proximity sensor positioned to sense a presence of a thumb or a finger of the user in proximity of the user interactive control element, wherein the proximity is indicative that the user is interacting with the user interactive control element; and
d. a processor adapted to alter a control schema of the finger mounted user interface device based on the proximity of the thumb or the finger, wherein the processor alters the control schema by not responding to data indicative of the housing moving when the thumb or the finger is proximate to the user interactive control element as sensed by the proximity sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,139,938

MOBILE TERMINAL

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

8. An apparatus, comprising:a touch cover plate;
a touch sensor; and
a sensing identification module arranged beneath the cover plate;
wherein the touch sensor is placed in a side-by-side manner with the sensing identification module, and beneath the touch cover plate;
wherein the touch cover plate comprises a first part and a second part having a thickness less than the first part, and the second part entirely or partially covers the sensing identification module; and
wherein the sensing identification module comprises at least one of a fingerprint identification module, a heartbeat identification module and a blood oxygen identification module.

US Pat. No. 10,139,924

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS BASED ON DEFORMATION CONTROLLABLE DEVICE AND USER EQUIPMENT

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

1. An information processing method based on a deformation controllable device, comprising:acquiring at least one piece of deformation request information for a deformation controllable device performing directional interaction with an external object, wherein the at least one piece of deformation request information requests a deformation of the deformation controllable device; and
in response to that a predicted value of effects of the deformation of the deformation controllable device corresponding to the at least one piece of deformation request information on an interaction effect parameter of the directional interaction falls beyond an acceptable effect value range, performing a first operation to cause an actual value of effects of the deformation of the deformation controllable device corresponding to the at least one piece of deformation request information on the interaction effect parameter to fall within the acceptable effect value range, and/or performing a second operation of informing a user.

US Pat. No. 10,139,885

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING DEVICE CONTROL, DEVICE PROTECTION, AND POWER SAVINGS

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A system to facilitate wireless device monitoring and control, the system comprising:a device controller adapted to be disposed within a power connector in series with a line conductor and a line terminal of the power connector, the line conductors comprising a first line conductor and a second line conductor, the power connector adapted to provide power from a power source to a device, the device controller:
comprising:
a first terminal to electrically couple the device controller with the line conductors of the power connector;
a second terminal to electrically couple the device controller with the line terminal of the power connector, wherein the device controller is adapted to connect the line conductor and the line terminal in series; and
a power component to power the device controller; and
configured to:
detect power usage of the device during a time period and store first data corresponding to the detected power usage during the time period;
process the stored first data and generate second data based at least in part on the first data;
consequent to the time period and based at least in part on a reporting frequency that is a function of change with respect to the detected power usage of the device, wirelessly communicate to a system controller, which is remote from the power connector and the device;
process an indication of a trigger event; and
control one or more functions of the device so that the device operates in conformity with a power savings mode based at least in part on the indication of the trigger event.

US Pat. No. 10,139,866

FLEXIBLE HOUSING

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A flexible housing, comprising:a base, including a first side and a second side, the first side is configured to be connected to an electronic device, the second side is divided into a first area and a second area via a hypothetical axis; and
a flexible sheet, configured to cover the second side and including a part fixed to the first area and a part facing the second area;
wherein when the part of the flexible sheet facing the second area is away from the second side, the flexible sheet is bent to form a curved surface.

US Pat. No. 10,139,844

METHOD TO SUPPRESS CASCADING FAILURES IN A TRANSMISSION NETWORK

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. A system for reducing a probability of large-scale failures in a transmission network, the system comprising:one or more processors and a non-transitory computer-readable medium having executable instructions encoded thereon such that when executed, the one or more processors perform operations of:
receiving input data regarding tripped or damaged transmission lines in a transmission network following a cascading failure, wherein a circuit breaker having a tripping threshold is connected with each transmission line;
identifying a subset of transmission lines connected with circuit breakers to be modified;
randomly selecting at least one unbroken transmission line, wherein the subset of transmission lines comprises all tripped or damaged transmission lines plus the at least one unbroken transmission line;
specifying a capacity threshold value for each transmission line in the subset of transmission lines to alter long-term dynamics of the transmission network;
following the cascading failure, suppressing power-law distributed cascading failures by causing the circuit breaker to be electronically reset or causing the tripping threshold of the circuit breaker to be altered,
wherein a distribution of any future cascading failure is sub-critical, such that the greater a size of any future cascading failure, the less it is to occur; and
performing a cascading failure simulation of the transmission network.

US Pat. No. 10,139,818

VISUAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLES (ADV)

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method of providing autonomous driving control for a first autonomous vehicle, comprising:determining an initial driving maneuver for the first autonomous driving vehicle in response to the first autonomous driving vehicle perceiving a second vehicle;
initiating a first visual communication signal provided by the first autonomous driving vehicle, wherein the first visual communication signal represents the initial driving maneuver;
detecting a second visual communication signal that is provided by the second vehicle in response to the first visual communication signal, including emitting light according to a predetermined lighting pattern using a lighting mechanism mounted on the second vehicle in response to the first visual communication signal, the predetermined lighting pattern representing the second visual communication signal;
identifying a type of communication represented by the second visual communication signal based on the predetermined lighting pattern; and
determining a subsequent driving maneuver for the first autonomous driving vehicle based on the identified type of communication represented by the second visual communication signal.

US Pat. No. 10,139,812

DYNAMIC USER INTERFACE FOR CONFIGURING AND MANAGING A PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM

FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS,...

1. A process control management method in a computer system for configuring and supervising a process plant, comprising:providing, by one or more processors, an interactive user interface to manage a plurality of objects in the process plant, wherein each of the plurality of objects corresponds to a physical or logical entity in the process plant, including:
generating, by one or more processors, a navigation pane displaying a set of selectable items, each in the set of selectable items corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of objects;
generating, by one or more processors, a content pane to display at least one item selected via the navigation pane;
generating, by one or more processors, a command pane to display a set of selectable controls logically grouped according to common application areas, each in the set of selectable controls corresponding to a task to be performed on at least one of the plurality of objects in the process plant,
wherein the command pane displays a plurality of controls prior to the at least one item being selected via the navigation pane;
wherein the navigation pane displays the set of selectable items prior to at least one control of the selectable controls being selected via the command pane;
wherein the navigation pane, the content pane, and the command pane are displayed in a common screen;
receiving, by one or more processors, (i) a selection of an item in the set of selectable items via the navigation pane, and (ii) a selection of a control in the set of selectable controls via the command pane;
adjusting, by one or more processors, the command pane to display selectable controls in the command pane that are applicable to the item selection in the navigation pane, and to remove selectable controls in the command pane that are not applicable to the item selection in the navigation pane,
adjusting, by one or more processors, the navigation pane to display selectable items in the navigation pane that are applicable to the control selection in the command pane, and to remove selectable items in the navigation pane that are not applicable to the control selection in the command pane;
adjusting, by one or more processors, the selectable items displayed within the navigation pane based upon a proximity of a cursor to the at least one item displayed within the content pane; and
generating, by one or more processors, an integrity history pane upon a user selecting items via the navigation pane and controls via the command pane, such that the integrity history pane includes a set of navigational indicators that reflect a history of selecting a particular item or control
wherein the at least one item displayed within the content pane is from among a plurality of items, each item from among the plurality of items being associated with a respective item selected via the navigation pane, and wherein the act of adjusting the selectable items displayed within the navigation pane includes adjusting the selectable items displayed within the navigation pane based upon which of the plurality of items displayed within the content pane the cursor is most proximate.

US Pat. No. 10,139,786

WEARABLE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

GOERTEK INC., Weifang, S...

1. A wearable device, comprising:a device main body and a wearing part for having the device main body worn on a human body,
the device main body is provided with a micro-controlling unit for controlling operation of the wearable device; and
the wearing part is provided with one or more linear motors, each of the linear motors is connected to the micro-controlling unit by a controlling wire, and when the linear motor receives a specified signal of the micro-controlling unit, the linear motor correspondingly vibrates,
wherein the wearable device is a smart wrist strap device, the device main body is a wrist strap main body, and the wearing part includes a left wrist strap and a right wrist strap that are located on two sides of the wrist strap main body and are able to have the smart wrist strap device worn on a wrist of the user when cooperating with each other,
a left direction linear motor is provided within the left wrist strap, a right direction linear motor is provided within the right wrist strap, and each of the linear motors is connected to the micro-controlling unit by a controlling wire, and
during the process of the wearing of the smart wrist strap device, when the left direction linear motor and/or the right direction linear motor receives a specified signal that is sent by the micro-controlling unit, the left direction linear motor and/or the right direction linear motor correspondingly vibrates.

US Pat. No. 10,139,707

CAMERA BRACKET

TRW AUTOMOTIVE U.S. LLC, ...

1. An apparatus for securing a camera housing having a central front-to-rear axis to a windshield comprising:a bracket having a central front-to-rear axis and extending from a first end to a second end, a plurality of centering members on the first end of the bracket being configured to engage the camera housing to align the central axis of the camera housing with the central axis of the bracket, at least one of the plurality of centering members and at least one other of the plurality of centering members being arranged on opposite sides of the central front-to-rear axis of the bracket, a plurality of locking members on the second end of the bracket being configured to form a snap-fit connection with the camera housing to fasten the bracket to the camera housing, the locking members being positioned on opposite sides of the central axis of the bracket with at least one locking member extending at an angle less than 90° to the central axis of the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,139,706

BAYONET LENS MOUNTS

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A bayonet mounting system comprising:an interchangeable component; and
a housing having a cylindrical opening with a sealing surface on a radially inward facing surface and a frustoconical surface that tappers radially outwardly from the radially inward facing surface at the cylindrical opening, the frustoconical surface being configured to radially compress at least a portion of a resilient member during attachment of the interchangeable component to the housing, the housing also having a groove extending radially outward of at least a portion of the frustoconical surface configured to retain the interchangeable component to the housing in a bayonet latching fashion; and
at least one resilient member retainable within a circumferentially extending channel in a radially outward facing surface of the interchangeable component, configured to seal the radially outward facing surface to the radially inward facing surface, wherein the at least one resilient member includes a first O-ring, and further comprising a second O-ring seated in a separate circumferential channel of the interchangeable component from the first O-ring, wherein the first and second O-rings are both on an opposite side of the groove from the frustoconical surface.

US Pat. No. 10,139,703

ISING MODEL QUANTUM COMPUTATION DEVICE

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELE...

1. An Ising model quantum computation device comprising:a degenerate optical parametric oscillator which causes degenerate optical parametric oscillation of a plurality of pseudo spin pulses corresponding to a plurality of spins in the Ising model in a pseudo manner and having an identical oscillation frequency;
a ring resonator which circularly propagates the plurality of pseudo spin pulses;
a temporary spin measuring unit which temporarily measures pseudo spins of the plurality of pseudo spin pulses by temporarily measuring phases of the plurality of pseudo spin pulses every time the plurality of pseudo spin pulses circularly propagate in the ring resonator, and suspends measurement after one set of measurement is completed before another set of measurement is restarted;
an interaction computing unit which temporarily computes all interactions relating to the plurality of pseudo spin pulses, on the basis of the coupling coefficients of the Ising model and the pseudo spins of the plurality of pseudo spin pulses which the temporary spin measuring unit has most recently measured, after the temporary spin measuring unit completes one set of measurement before the temporary spin measuring unit restarts another set of measurement;
an interaction implementing unit which temporarily implements magnitudes and signs of all the interactions relating to the plurality of pseudo spin pulses which the interaction computing unit has most recently computed, by controlling amplitudes and phases of light injected to the plurality of pseudo spin pulses, after the interaction computing unit completes a temporary computation of all the interactions relating to the plurality of pseudo spin pulses; and
a pseudo spin measuring unit which measures the pseudo spins of the plurality of pseudo spin pulses by measuring the phases of the plurality of pseudo spin pulses after the plurality of pseudo spin pulses reach a steady state while a feedback loop constituted by the temporary spin measuring unit, the interaction computing unit, and the interaction implementing unit is repeated.

US Pat. No. 10,139,647

CAMERA LENS SUSPENSION WITH LIMITER

Hutchinson Technology Inc...

1. A suspension assembly, comprising:a support member including a wire attach structure;
a moving member coupled to the support member, including:
a plate;
flexure arms extending from the plate and coupled to the support member; and
a wire attach structure;
a bearing supporting the plate of the moving member for movement with respect to the support member;
a shape memory alloy wire coupled to and extending between the wire attach structures of the support member and the moving member; and
a limiter to limit a range of movement of the moving member with respect to the support member, the limiter is separate from the bearing, the limiter including:
an opening in one of the moving member plate and the support member, wherein the opening has a first diameter; and
a stop on the other of the moving member plate and the support member, the stop including an engagement portion extending into the opening, wherein the engagement portion has a second diameter that is less than the first diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,139,641

CLOSURE DEVICES AND CONTAINER SYSTEMS

Newtonoid Technologies, L...

1. A container system, comprising:a transparent display non-perpendicularly angled from horizontal, the display having proximal and distal ends;
a projector for providing image data on the display;
a floor defining part of a watertight cavity; and
a reflective surface at the floor;
wherein the display includes a plurality of transparent panels each having a proximal end, a distal end larger than the proximal end, and opposed sides;
wherein each panel side is adjacent one of the sides of another panel, whereby forming a ring with each of the panel proximal ends at the display proximal end and with each of the panel distal ends at the display distal end;
wherein the display distal end is closer to the floor than is the display proximal end; and
wherein the projector includes a plurality of image origination areas located radially inside the display proximal end.

US Pat. No. 10,139,635

CONTENT PRESENTATION IN HEAD WORN COMPUTING

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. A method, comprising:receiving content to be delivered to a plurality of recipients, wherein each recipient of the plurality of recipients has a preference attribute describing a manner of presenting content in relation to a physical object in an environment external to a recipient's see-through head-worn display at which the content is to appear to be displayed in the environment when presented in the recipient's see-through head-worn display and a sender of the content has a preference for a physical location of the physical object in the environment external to the recipient's see-through head-worn display at which the content is to appear to be displayed in the environment when presented to each recipient of the plurality of recipients;
identifying a final physical location at which the content will appear to be displayed in the environment when presented for each recipient of the plurality of recipients, wherein the final physical location is based on both the recipient's preference attribute and the sender's preference; and
causing the content to be presented to each recipient of the plurality of recipients when each recipient is proximate the final physical location identified for each recipient.

US Pat. No. 10,139,632

SEE-THROUGH COMPUTER DISPLAY SYSTEMS

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. A head-worn display, comprising:a. a display panel sized and positioned to produce a field of view to present digital content to an eye of a user;
b. a processor adapted to present the digital content to the display panel such that the digital content is only presented in a portion of the field of view, the portion being in the field of view such that a horizontal edge of the field of view is a blank area; and
c. the processor further adapted to shift the digital content into the blank area to align the digital content with the eye of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,139,583

OPTICAL FIBER CABLE

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

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

US Pat. No. 10,139,514

METHOD OF DETECTING THE APPROACH OF A USER'S HAND TO A VEHICLE DOOR HANDLE OR THE CONTACT OF A USER'S HAND THEREWITH, AND ASSOCIATED DETECTION DEVICE

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. Method of detecting the approach of a user's hand toward a door handle (P) of a vehicle (V), having a first outer surface (S1) oriented toward the vehicle (V) and a second outer surface (S2) oriented toward the user, said handle (P) comprising at least one detection electrode (ED) and an additional electrode (EA), wherein said two electrodes (ED, EA) are positioned face to face in advance, said method comprises the following steps:Step 1: the detection electrode (ED) and the additional electrode (EA) are electrically connected to the same power supply source (Vcc),
Step 1b: the voltage at the terminals of the additional electrode (VEA) is reduced to a value lower than that of the supply voltage (Vcc),
Step 2: a first value (CED) of capacitance, which varies on the approach of the user's hand, is measured at the terminals of the detection electrode (ED),
Step 2b: the voltage at the terminals of the detection electrode (VED) is reduced to a value lower than that of the supply voltage (Vcc),
Step 3: a second value (CEA) of capacitance, which varies on the approach of the user's hand, is measured at the terminals of the additional electrode (EA),
Step 4: the first value (CED) and the second value (CEA) are compared, during a measurement period, with one another and/or with a predetermined threshold value (T), in order to detect the approach of a user's hand toward the first outer surface (S1) or toward the second outer surface (S2) and/or the contact of his hand with one of these surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,139,460

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELTA RELAXATION ENHANCED MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBAD...

1. A method of acquiring magnetic resonance (MR) signals at a delta-relaxation enhanced MR imaging (DREMR) system comprising:generating a main magnetic field with a strength of B0;
generating an initial pulse sequence for acquiring T2* weighted MR imaging signals;
varying the main magnetic field strength to a strength of B0+dB during at least one portion of the initial pulse sequence;
acquiring a first image based on the initial pulse sequence;
generating a repeat pulse sequence for acquiring T2* weighted MR imaging signals, each portion of the repeat pulse sequence corresponding to the at least one portion of the initial pulse sequence and varying the main magnetic field strength to a strength of B0+dB1; and
acquiring a second image based on the repeat pulse sequence,
wherein the initial pulse sequence is the pulse sequence for acquiring T2* weighted MR imaging signals, wherein the initial pulse sequence includes at least one T2* decay portion and wherein the portion of the pulse sequence during which the main magnetic field strength is varied to B0+dB is at least a portion of the at least one T2* decay portion, and wherein the main magnetic field strength that is varied to B0+dB1 is different from B0+dB during the repeat pulse sequence;
generating a T2* dispersion signal based on a variation in the T2* weighted MR imaging signals at each main magnetic field strength B0+dB and B0+dB1; and identifying the main magnetic field strengths wherein there is a change in the T2* dispersion signal to differentiate tissues.

US Pat. No. 10,139,397

REACTION CUVETTE LOADING DEVICE AND CHEMILUMINESCENCE IMMUNOASSAY APPARATUS

SHENZHEN NEW INDUSTRIES B...

1. A device to move reaction cuvettes, comprising:a transmission mechanism to move the reaction cuvettes in a first direction, the transmission mechanism comprising a bottom plate and a first horizontal transmission mechanism positioned on the bottom plate, the transmission mechanism including a cuvette pushing position sized to position one of the reaction cuvettes; and
a pushing mechanism positioned at one end of the transmission mechanism and configured to move the reaction cuvettes in a second direction that is transverse to the first direction, the pushing mechanism comprising:
a bracket assembly;
a second horizontal transmission mechanism positioned on the bracket assembly;
a push rod positioned on the bracket assembly and connected to the second horizontal transmission mechanism, the push rod moving across the one end of the transmission mechanism in a pushing stroke to push the reaction cuvettes and a return stroke, the push rod further comprising a guiding pin;
a vertical transmission mechanism that is positioned on the bracket assembly and connected to the push rod and the second horizontal transmission mechanism;
the vertical transmission mechanism comprising a vertical linear guide vertically positioned on the bracket assembly and connected to the push rod and the second horizontal transmission mechanism and a resilient connector vertically positioned between the push rod and the bracket assembly; and
a guiding control block, which engages the guiding pin, comprising: a starting end positioned on a terminal point of a cuvette pushing stroke of the push rod; a terminating end positioned on a start point of the cuvette pushing stroke of the push rod; and a return track positioned between the starting end and the terminating end, the return track comprising an inclined upward movement guiding surface, a downward movement guiding surface, and an intermediate horizontal movement guiding surface between the upward and downward movement guiding surfaces, the guiding pin of the push rod slidably extends into the guiding control block and along the guiding surfaces, the return track configured to lift the push rod upward such that the push rod is lifted higher than a top surface of the reaction cuvettes while moving horizontally and bypassing the cuvette pushing stroke, wherein a distance between the starting end and terminating end is greater than one cuvette position and less than two cuvette positions;
wherein the transmission mechanism further comprises a reaction cuvette blocking plate positioned beneath a front of the guiding control block, with an upper blocking surface to limit an upward movement of the reaction cuvette, the upper blocking surface defines a push rod groove for the push rod to extend through, a left end of the push rod groove is closed, and a right end of the push rod groove is opened.

US Pat. No. 10,139,330

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING SOLID MATTER CONTAINING LIQUIDS AND MONITORING OR CONTROLLING PROCESSES CONTAINING SUCH LIQUIDS

KEMIRA OYJ, Helsinki (FI...

1. A method of analyzing a liquid sample containing solid particles, the method comprising:fractionating the sample according to particle sizes and/or masses of the solid particles, so as to produce sample fractions, by
conducting the sample to a disintegration channel having depressions to retain the sample in said depressions, and a through-flow zone,
applying a liquid flow having a non-constant temporal velocity profile through the disintegration channel, in order to gradually release solid particles of the sample with the liquid flow from said depressions to the through-flow zone in the disintegration channel, wherein the liquid flow is applied at a velocity producing hydrodynamic shear on the sample when interacting with said depressions, to disintegrate flocks in the sample retained in said depressions, and
measuring at least one physical or chemical property of at least one of said sample fractions.

US Pat. No. 10,139,323

APPARATUS FOR SEPARATING MICRO-PARTICLES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus for separating micro-particles, the apparatus comprising:a channel through which a fluid flows along a length direction of the channel; and
a separating part protruding into the channel and including a slanted element inclined toward the length direction of the channel and a vertical element perpendicular to the length direction of the channel,
wherein the slanted element comprises first and second sub-slanted elements that are symmetric with respect to a center axis of the channel,
wherein the vertical element comprises:
a first sub-vertical element between the first sub-slanted element and a sidewall of the channel;
a second sub-vertical element between the second sub-slanted element and a sidewall of the channel; and
a third sub-vertical element between the first and second sub-slanted elements.

US Pat. No. 10,139,318

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AIR SAMPLING IN CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

Veltek Associates, Inc., ...

1. A system for sampling air at multiple locations in a controlled environment comprising:two or more air sampling devices at different locations within the controlled environment;
a flow enclosure within the controlled environment, the flow enclosure including two or more flow control modules, each of the flow control modules being in flow communication with one of the air sampling devices via air flow lines, each of the flow control modules configured to separately measure and control an air flow rate through one of the air sampling devices;
a controller outside of the controlled environment having a manifold in separate air flow communication with each of the flow lines via separate vacuum air lines; and
a vacuum source outside the controlled environment in air flow communication with the manifold of the controller via at least one air tube, the vacuum source providing suction to generate air flow through the air tube, the vacuum air lines, and the flow lines.

US Pat. No. 10,139,313

CAPACITIVE CYLINDER PRESSURE SENSOR

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKU...

1. A capacitive cylinder pressure sensor comprising:a cylindrical housing made of steel including: (i) a threaded outer surface configured to mount the capacitive cylinder pressure sensor to a cylinder head of an internal combustion engine to measure a pressure in a cylinder of the internal combustion engine, and (ii) a bottom surface positioned in a pressurized and hot environment within the cylinder of the internal combustion engine, when the cylindrical housing is mounted to the cylinder head of internal combustion engine;
a variable capacitor having a stationary electrode and an elastically bendable electrode, the stationary electrode being disposed within the cylindrical housing and perpendicular relative to the threaded outer surface of the cylindrical housing, the elastically bendable electrode forming the bottom surface of the steel cylindrical housing positioned within the cylinder of the internal combustion engine when the cylindrical housing is mounted to the cylinder head of internal combustion engine;
an insulator structure insulating the stationary electrode from the cylindrical housing and defining a gap between the stationary electrode and the elastically bendable electrode; and
a circuitry configured to generate a signal based on a variable capacitance of the variable capacitor, the generated signal representing the pressure exerted on the bottom surface of the cylindrical housing.

US Pat. No. 10,139,301

PRESSURE SENSOR CHIP INCLUDING FIRST AND SECOND ANNULAR SHAPE GROOVES IN A NON-BONDING REGION OF A HOLDING MEMBER FOR A SENSOR DIAPHRAGM

AZBIL CORPORATION, Chiyo...

1. A pressure sensor chip, comprising:a sensor diaphragm that outputs a signal depending on a difference between pressures received by a first surface and a second surface of the sensor diaphragm; and
a first holding member and a second holding member bonded respectively to the first surface and the second surface of the sensor diaphragm with peripheral portions thereof being positioned to face each other, each of the first holding member and the second holding member having a respective pressure introduction hole through which pressure to be measured is applied to the sensor diaphragm, wherein
the first holding member includes a non-bonding region formed inside the first holding member, the non-bonding region being parallel to a pressure-receiving surface of the sensor diaphragm and communicating with a periphery of the pressure introduction hole of the first holding member,
defining a first side of a plane including the non-bonding region inside the first holding member as a direction opposite to the sensor diaphragm with interposition of the plane including the non-bonding region inside the first holding member therebetween and a second side of the plane including the non-bonding region inside the first holding member as a direction approaching the sensor diaphragm with interposition of the plane including the non-bonding region inside the first holding member therebetween, the first holding member includes first and second grooves each having an annular shape and concavely formed in a peripheral edge portion of the non-bonding region inside the first holding member on the first side and the second side of the plane including the non-bonding region inside the first holding member, respectively, in continuation with the non-bonding region,
each of cross-sectional shapes of the first groove and the second groove taken perpendicularly to a groove-extending direction includes a circular arc,
the first groove and the second groove are formed such that an end of the cross-sectional shape of the second groove is positioned closer to the pressure introduction hole of the first holding member than an end of the cross-sectional shape of the first groove, and
the second holding member includes a recess formed in a surface thereof, the surface being bonded to the second surface of the sensor diaphragm.

US Pat. No. 10,139,291

SENSOR CALIBRATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Sphere Medical Limited, ...

1. A method of calibrating a sensor of a monitoring apparatus for monitoring an analyte concentration in a bodily fluid sample of a patient, the method comprising:performing a first calibration cycle by:
measuring a first response of the sensor to exposure to a first calibration fluid having a first concentration of said analyte at a first temperature;
measuring a second response of the sensor to exposure to a second calibration fluid having a second concentration of said analyte at a second temperature;
determining a temperature dependence in the sensitivity of the sensor from the first and second response;
performing a second calibration cycle by repeating the first calibration cycle after a time interval;
deriving a temperature-dependent drift function for the sensor from a difference between the temperature dependence determined in the first calibration cycle and the temperature dependence determined in the second calibration cycle;
generating a calibration curve including said temperature-dependent drift function for said sensor;
measuring a further response of the sensor to exposure to a first portion of the bodily fluid sample at a measurement temperature, said bodily fluid sample comprising an unknown amount of said analyte;
estimating the amount of said analyte in said sample from said further response using said calibration curve;
exposing a reference apparatus to a second portion of the bodily fluid sample;
determining the amount of analyte in said sample with said reference apparatus;
comparing the estimated amount with the determined amount; and
creating an updated calibration curve by repeating the steps of performing the first and second calibration cycles, deriving the temperature drift function and generating the calibration curve in case a difference between the estimated amount and the determined amount exceeds a defined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,139,285

FULLY-DIFFERENTIAL AMPLIFICATION FOR PYROMETRY

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A high speed, high signal-to-noise, high gain, low-offset, and high dynamic range fully-differential amplifier circuit for amplifying an optical signal in a pyrometer, the amplifier circuit comprising:a first system input configured for coupling to an anode of a primary photo detector;
a second system input configured for coupling to a cathode of the primary photo detector,
wherein, when the first and second system inputs are coupled to the primary photo detector, a photo current, ip, passes between the second and first system inputs;
a transimpedance differential amplifier stage comprising:
a primary biasing circuit configured to bias the primary photo detector with between 0V and a reverse bias, and having a first and second output;
a first transimpedance amplifier circuit having a first current input and a first transimpedance voltage output, wherein:
the first current input is coupled to the first system input,
a first bias voltage input is coupled to the first output of the primary biasing circuit, and
a first voltage at the first voltage transimpedance output is proportional to the photo current, ip; and
a second transimpedance amplifier circuit having a second current input and a second transimpedance voltage output, wherein:
the second current input is coupled to the second system input,
a second bias voltage input is coupled to the second output of the primary biasing circuit, and
a second voltage at the second voltage transimpedance output is proportional to the photo current, ip, passing between the second and first system inputs;
wherein the primary biasing circuit is coupled to the first and second transimpedance amplifier circuits so as to cause a 0V to a reverse bias to exist across the primary photo detector; and
a primary differential output voltage, v1, being a difference between the first and second transimpedance voltage outputs, is configured for conversion to a temperature or reflectance value in a processor.

US Pat. No. 10,139,254

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A MEASUREMENT SENSOR FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Continental Automotive Fr...

5. A measurement sensor for a motor vehicle, said sensor comprising a body, an electronic measurement module and a protective overmolding, said body comprising, in one and the same material:a base for fastening the sensor in the motor vehicle,
an element for receiving the electronic measurement module, made from a material of the base, comprising a first cylindrical portion with a first circular cross section delineating a space in which the electronic measurement module is mounted and a second cylindrical portion, the diameter of the second cylindrical portion being smaller than the diameter of the first cylindrical portion, the protective overmolding enveloping the element for receiving the electronic measurement module, and
a seal made from a material of said second cylindrical portion.

US Pat. No. 10,139,167

HEAT EXCHANGER

1. A heat exchanger, comprising:a housing having a sidewall surrounding an interior cavity extending between a first end of said housing to a second end of said housing;
an exhaust conduit running axially within said interior cavity, said exhaust conduit having a conduit wall surrounding an axial passage, said conduit wall extending from a first end of said exhaust conduit adjacent said second end of said housing, to a second end of said exhaust conduit extending through said first sidewall;
a tank positioned within said interior cavity, said tank having a tank cavity which is positioned between a first wall of said tank and a second wall of said tank surrounding said first wall;
a circumferential passage positioned in said interior cavity of said housing between a surface of said second wall of said tank and said sidewall of said housing;
an intake conduit communicating through said sidewall, said intake conduit having an intake passage and defining a first flow director for communicating a first fluid into said circumferential passage in a first fluid flow;
a second flow director positioned within said interior cavity adjacent said second end of said housing;
said second flow director having a plurality of channels, said channels directing said first fluid flow of said first fluid from said interior cavity into a second fluid flow into and through said axial passage of said exhaust conduit;
an intake conduit in a sealed connection at a first end with said tank cavity and extending through said first end of said housing to a second end, said intake conduit defining a path for a flow of a second fluid into said tank cavity;
an output conduit having a first end in sealed engagement with said tank cavity, said output conduit extending through said first end of said housing to a second end, said output conduit defining a path for a flow of said second fluid out of said tank cavity; and
whereby heat from said first fluid in said first flow through said circumferential passage is communicated to said second wall of said tank, and said heat from said first fluid in said second fluid flow is communicated to said first wall of said tank, thereby heating said second fluid within said tank cavity from opposing sides thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,139,123

REMOTE CONTRACTOR SYSTEM WITH SUMMARY DISPLAY SCREEN

Honeywell International I...

1. A remote monitoring system for use by a contractor, the remote monitoring system configured to communicate with a plurality of client heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) controllers associated with the contractor over a network, wherein each of the client HVAC controllers is part of a corresponding client HVAC system that services a corresponding client building, the remote monitoring system comprising:a communications port configured to operatively communicate with a plurality of client HVAC controllers associated with the contractor, and to receive data related to the operation of a plurality of client HVAC systems;
a memory for storing received data related to the operation of the plurality of client HVAC systems associated with the contractor, business performance data associated with the contractor, and customer performance data associated with the contractor;
a controller operatively coupled to the communications port and the memory, wherein the controller is configured to send an invite to a particular client via the communications port for granting access to the particular client's HVAC system, and if acceptance of the invite is received from the particular client, the controller is configured to grant the contractor access to data related to the operation of the particular client HVAC system, and once access is granted, the contractor uses the remote monitoring system to initiate and run tests, run diagnostics, and/or change settings on the particular client HVAC system; and
wherein the controller is further configured to populate via the communications port a summary display screen on a remote display device, the summary display screen comprising:
a summary of business performance data associated with the contractor;
a summary of customer performance data associated with the contractor; and
a summary of HVAC performance data associated with the plurality of client HVAC controllers associated with the contractor.

US Pat. No. 10,139,108

D5/D5A DF-42 INTEGRATED EXIT CONE AND SPLASH PLATE

SIEMENS ENERGY, INC., Or...

1. A combustor basket assembly for a combustor in a gas turbine engine, said combustor basket assembly comprising a combustor basket including a basket liner having an input end and an output end through which a hot working gas exits the combustor basket, said combustor basket further including a single piece member affixed to the output end of the basket liner, said single piece member including a base portion, a splash plate portion integral with the base portion and an exit cone portion integral with the base portion, where the hot working gas exits the combustor basket through the exit cone portion,wherein the splash plate portion extends from an aft end of the base portion and the exit cone portion extends at an angle from the aft end of the base portion so as to define an annular channel between the splash plate portion and the exit cone portion,
wherein the base portion includes a cooling air chamber that receives a cooling air flow, the splash plate portion includes a first plurality of cooling air feed holes that are in fluid communication with the cooling air chamber and receive a first portion of cooling air therefrom, and the exit cone portion includes a second plurality of cooling air feed holes that are in fluid communication with the cooling air chamber and receive a second portion of cooling air therefrom, the cooling air flow from the cooling air chamber is split into the first plurality of cooling air feed holes and the second plurality of cooling air feed holes so that the first portion of cooling air and the second portion of cooling air flow in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,139,093

LINEAR SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH A PULSE AMPLITUDE CONTROL SCHEME

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A linear light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:a housing having two ends;
one or more LED arrays disposed between the two ends of the housing;
two lamp bases respectively connected to the two ends of the housing, each lamp base comprising at least one electrical conductor configured to insert into a respective lamp fixture socket;
a direct-current (DC) voltage module comprising at least one full-wave rectifier connected to an input alternate-current (AC) line voltage via the at least one electrical conductor in each lamp base, the DC voltage module configured to convert the input AC line voltage to a full-wave DC voltage and a half-wave DC voltage;
an LED driving circuit comprising a power factor correction (PFC) and control device, a power sustaining device, an electronic switch controlled by the PFC and control device, and a voltage feedback module, the LED driving circuit configured to receive the full-wave DC voltage, to generate an LED voltage and current, and to power up the one or more LED arrays; and
a pulse amplitude control module comprising an input connected to the at least one electrical conductor of each lamp base in a way that the half-wave DC voltage appears at the input, the pulse amplitude control module configured to generate one or more voltage pulses when the half-wave DC voltage drops to a few tens of volts in each AC cycle and to control a DC voltage in the power sustaining device,
wherein:
when an electric shock occurs, the pulse amplitude control module generates the one or more voltage pulses with a relatively low amplitude such that the DC voltage in the power sustaining device fails to reach an operating voltage of the PFC and control device, thereby disabling the PFC and control device and the LED driving circuit without an electric shock current leaking into the at least one electrical conductor of at least one of the two lamp bases that is exposed to the electric shock; and
when the at least one electrical conductor of each lamp base is inserted into the respective lamp fixture socket and receives the input AC line voltage, the pulse amplitude control module generates the one or more voltage pulses with a relatively high amplitude such that the DC voltage in the power sustaining device reaches the operating voltage of the PFC and control device, thereby enabling the LED driving circuit to deliver electrical power to the one or more LED arrays.

US Pat. No. 10,139,076

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE MODULE

CHAMP TECH OPTICAL (FOSHA...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) module, comprising:a base;
a heat dissipation portion located between the base and a light emitting unit, the heat dissipation portion comprising:
a main portion having a first end and a second end opposite the first end;
a first connecting portion located at the first end of the main portion;
a second connecting portion located at the second end of the main portion;
a lens configured to receive the light emitting unit therein, and being embedded in the second connecting portion;
a drive element receiving in a cavity defined collectively by the main portion, the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion, and the drive element coupling with the light emitting unit and the base;
wherein the base being fixed on the first connecting portion of the heat dissipation by screw connection, the second connecting portion protrudes upwardly from a top end thereof to form a supporting portion, the supporting portion is frustum-shaped, a diameter of the supporting portion gradually increases in a direction away from an end of the second connecting portion, a diameter of a top end of the supporting portion is less than the top end of the second connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,139,072

LIGHTING UNIT FOR A VEHICLE HEADLAMP

ZKW Group GmbH, Wieselbu...

1. A lighting unit (1) for a headlight (100) for a motor vehicle, wherein the lighting unit comprises:a first light source group (10) comprising at least one light source (11, 12, 13, 14),
a second light source group (20) comprising at least one light source (21),
wherein the first light source group (10) is configured to generate a first light function,
wherein the second light source group (20) is configured to generate a second light function, which is different from the first light function,
wherein each light source (11, 12, 13, 14) of the first light source group (10) couples light into a first type of optics element (111, 112, 113, 114) associated with the respective light source (11, 12, 13, 14),
wherein each light source (21) of the second light source group (20) couples light into a second type of optics element (121) associated with the respective light source (21),
wherein the first type of optics element (111, 112, 113, 114) produces a different optical illumination than the second type of optics element (121),
wherein a secondary optics comprising a diffusing optics (50) is arranged downstream of the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121), through which secondary optics (50) the light exiting from the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121) passes and is irradiated into a region in front of the lighting unit (1),
wherein the first and second light source groups (10, 20) are separately controllable,
wherein the first light source group (10) is configured to generate a flashing light function, and the second light source group (20) is configured to generate a daytime running light function, a position light function, or a combined daytime running light-position light function,
wherein at least one of the first type of optics element (111, 112, 113, 114) of the first light source group (10), in terms of a horizontal and/or vertical irradiation behaviour in a region of a casing of the at least one of the first type of optics element, is formed to produce a wide and crisscross optical illumination in a vertical direction or a horizontal direction,
wherein at least one of the second type of optics element (121) of the second light source group (20), in terms of a horizontal irradiation behaviour in a region of a casing of the at least one of the second type of optics element, is formed to produce a crisscross optical illumination in the horizontal direction,
wherein the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121) associated with the light sources (11, 12, 13, 14, 21) are formed in a common optical component (200),
wherein adjacent optics elements of the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121) transition into one another in transition regions (201, 202) to provide a light mixing area for the adjacent optics elements, and
wherein light from the optics elements of the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121) enters adjacent optics elements of the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121) through the transition regions and exits from a light exit area of the adjacent optics elements.

US Pat. No. 10,139,070

LIGHT MODULE FOR A VEHICLE HEADLAMP

ZKW GROUP GMBH, Wieselbu...

1. A light module for a motor vehicle headlight or other headlight, wherein the light module comprises:one or more light sources, which is/are arranged on a light source carrier;
at least one auxiliary optical unit which is configured to be fastened on the light source carrier by an auxiliary optical unit carrier such that the one or more light sources, the light source carrier, the at least one auxiliary optical unit, and the auxiliary optical unit carrier form a light source assembly;
a secondary optical unit, which is arranged behind the at least one auxiliary optical unit, in the light exit direction, and is held by a secondary optical unit carrier;
an assembly carrier to which the light source assembly is configured to be fastened;
at least one clamping screw with which the light source assembly is configured to be detachably clamped between the secondary optical unit carrier and the assembly carrier, wherein, in a detached state of the at least one clamping screw, in which the at least one clamping screw is detached only so far that the secondary optical unit carrier and the assembly carrier are still connected to one another, the light source assembly is displaceable substantially parallel to the assembly carrier, and wherein the at least one clamping screw directly connects the assembly carrier and the secondary optical unit carrier to one another such that the at least one clamping screw does not extend through the light source assembly; and
at least one locking screw with which the light source assembly is configured to be fixed relative to the assembly carrier, wherein the at least one locking screw fasten the light source assembly on the assembly carrier and the secondary optical unit carrier, and wherein the at least one locking screw extends through a back side of the assembly carrier, through an assigned locking-screw opening in the assembly carrier, and through an assembly opening of the light source assembly, and is configured to be screwed into a corresponding locking-screw thread in the secondary optical unit carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,139,068

LIGHT SOURCE ARRANGEMENT IN A PIXEL-LIGHT LIGHT MODULE

ZKW Group GmbH, Wieselbu...

1. A lighting device (20, 30) for a motor-vehicle headlight, comprising:a plurality of light sources (200, 300), which are arranged adjacent to each other in rows (201, 202, 203, 301, 302, 303) and which form a lighting field (209, 309)
a light-guiding device (204, 304) having a plurality of light-guiding elements (201a, 202a, 203a, 301a, 302a, 303a), wherein each light-guiding element (201a, 202a, 203a, 301a, 302a, 303a) is associated with one of the light sources (200, 300), wherein each light-guiding element (201a, 202a, 203a, 301a, 302a, 303a) has a light incoupling surface (201b, 202b, 203b, 301b, 302b, 303b) for coupling in light emitted by the particular light source and a light outlet surface, wherein the light-guiding elements (201a, 202a, 203a, 301a, 302a, 303a) are arranged in at least two linear rows (211, 212, 213, 311, 312, 313) arranged one over the other, and wherein the light-guiding elements (203a, 303a) of the lowest row (213, 313) are designed as high-beam light-guiding elements (201a, 301a) and form a high-beam row (213, 313),
wherein the vertical distance between the light sources (200, 300) of the high-beam row (213, 313) and the light sources (200, 300) of the row (212, 312) arranged adjacent in the upward direction is smaller in at least one lateral edge region (208, 308) of the lighting field (209, 309) than in a central region (207, 307) of the lighting field (209, 309).

US Pat. No. 10,139,066

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING A PLURALITY OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS ARRANGED ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD IN AT LEAST ONE GROUP

ZKW Group GmbH, Wieselbu...

1. A printed circuit board (1), comprising:a plurality of electronic components (2, 2?, 2?, 2??, 2??) arranged on the printed circuit board in at least one group (G1, G2, G3), each of the plurality of electronic components (2, 2?, 2?, 2??, 2??) having a first and a second electrical component contact surface (3?, 3?) facing the printed circuit board (1), the first and second electrical component contact surfaces (3?, 3?) being connected with corresponding printed circuit board contact surfaces (6, 7, 8) arranged on the printed circuit board (1), successive electronic components of the plurality of electronic components (2, 2?, 2?, 2??, 2??) being connected in series to form a string, the string having a wave-shaped course, the plurality of electronic components (2, 2?, 2?, 2??, 2??) of the string being arranged on the printed circuit board (1) in a matrix with at least two rows (Z1, Z2, Z3) and at least two columns (S1, . . . , S6), and the string alternately running up and down along columns (S1, . . . , S6) that are arranged next to one another, successive electronic components of the plurality of electronic components (2, 2?, 2?, 2??, 2??) within a column forming a series-connected vertical component pair by a common vertical printed circuit board contact surface (7) associated with the series-connected vertical component pair, and
the plurality of electronic components (2, 2??) of every even-numbered column (S2, S4) of the top row (Z1) forming a horizontal component pair with an electronic component (2) of the plurality of electronic components of a following column (S3, S5) of the top row (Z1), and the plurality of electronic components (2?) of every odd-numbered column (S1, S3, S5) of the bottom row (Z2, Z3) forming a horizontal component pair with an electronic component (2??) of the plurality of electronic components of the bottom row (Z2, Z3) of a following column (S2, S4, S6), or
the plurality of electronic components (2) of every odd-numbered column (S1, S3, S5) of the top row (Z1) forming a horizontal component pair with an electronic component (2) of the plurality of electronic components of a following column (S2, S4, S6) of the top row, and the plurality of electronic components (2) of every even-numbered column (S2, S4) of the bottom row (Z2, Z3) forming a horizontal component pair with an electronic component (2) of the plurality of electronic components of the bottom row (Z2, Z3) of a following column (S3, S5),
every horizontal component pair being connected by a common horizontal printed circuit board contact surface (8) associated with the horizontal component pair,
wherein every common printed circuit board contact surface (6, 7, 8) is associated with a conductor track (5), the common printed circuit board contact surfaces (6, 7, 8) being wider than the conductor track (5) and at least 1 mm wide, and the common printed circuit board contact surfaces (6, 7, 8) having an area of at least 2 mm2.

US Pat. No. 10,139,021

PROVISION OF PREDETERMINED FLUID

1. A method for providing a predetermined fluid in a void space of an annulus of a length of flexible pipe, comprising the steps of:introducing a predetermined fluid into at least one fluid communication passageway comprising at least one elongate conduit in the annulus of the length of flexible pipe; and
via the passageway, communicating the fluid into the void space of the annulus via a plurality of openings in the at least one elongate conduit provided at a plurality of axially spaced apart locations and wherein the fluid is communicated at a pressure of less than about around 80 psi;
wherein the method further comprises substantially filling the void space with the predetermined fluid; and
wherein an open area provided by the openings decreases towards at least one end of the length of flexible pipe such that when the fluid is introduced into the void space, the fluid is communicated evenly along the length of flexible pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,138,995

FLUID ARRANGEMENT

1. A fluid arrangement for fluid actuation of at least one motor vehicle drive train component, the fluid arrangement comprising:at least one fluid actuation system including a fluid energy source,
wherein the fluid energy source includes two fluid pumps each having a first fluid transport direction and having a second fluid transport direction opposite the first fluid transport direction,
wherein the fluid pumps are operable in a first operating mode to provide fluid actuation of the motor vehicle drive train component and are also operable in a second operating mode to provide a stream of fluid to cool the motor vehicle drive train component, and
wherein the fluid pumps are each connected to a fluid reservoir by a respective first valve on a pump input side and a respective second valve on a pump output side.

US Pat. No. 10,138,971

DISPENSING PUMP WITH POLYMER COMPRESSION SPRING ASSEMBY

Silgan Dispensing Systems...

1. A dispensing pump comprising:a pump base;
a dispensing head including a piston stem which is axially guided within the pump base; and
a compression spring assembly comprising:
a slotted tubular spring element formed from a tensile polymer material;
a first loading cone received at a first end of said slotted tubular spring element, said first loading cone being fixed relative to said pump base; and
a second loading cone received at said second end of said slotted tubular spring element, said second loading cone being movable relative to said pump base,
said tubular spring element being received coaxially about the piston stem between said first and second loading cones,
said second loading cone being axially compressible with said piston stem toward the first loading cone and within said slotted tubular spring element,
whereby said slotted tubular spring element radially expands in tension to create an opposing axial extension spring force.

US Pat. No. 10,138,962

DISC BRAKE AND BRAKE PAD SET FOR A DISC BRAKE

KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer...

1. A sliding-caliper disk brake, comprising:an application-side brake pad and a reaction-side brake pad;
a fixed brake carrier including two pairs of carrier horns, a reaction-side one of the pairs of carrier horns being configured to abut respective lateral sides of a reaction-side brake pad and an application-side one of the pairs of carrier horns being configured to abut respective lateral sides of an application-side brake pad, and two hub arches, a reaction-side one of the hub arches extending between the reaction-side pair of carrier horns and an application-side one of the two hub arches extending between the application-side pair of carrier horns; and
a brake caliper including a brake caliper rear section, a brake caliper application section configured to receive a brake application mechanism and tension struts connecting the brake caliper rear section and the brake caliper application section,
wherein
the reaction-side carrier horns and the reaction-side hub arch form a reaction-side brake pad slot configured to support a radially-inner side and the lateral sides of the reaction side brake pad, and the application-side carrier horns and the application-side hub arch form an application-side brake pad slot configured to support a radially-inner side and the lateral sides of the application side brake pad,
a spacing between opposing radially outer ends of brake pad abutment surfaces of the reaction-side pair of carrier horns is greater than a spacing between opposing radially outer ends of brake pad abutment surfaces of the application-side pair of carrier horns, and
a radial height of the reaction-side pair of carrier horns is shorter than a radial height of the application-side pair of carrier horns.

US Pat. No. 10,138,958

METHOD OF LEARNING TOUCH POINT OF CLUTCH

Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.,...

1. A method of learning a touch point, the method comprising:Outputting, by a controller, a first control signal for controlling a touch point learning mode to be entered when a preset condition is satisfied;
calculating, by the controller, a reference value by dividing a difference value between rotational speed of a drive shaft clutch and rotational speed of a non-drive shaft clutch by a difference value between driving speed of an engine and the driving speed of the drive shaft clutch;
outputting, by the controller, a second control signal for moving by an actuator the non-drive shaft clutch toward the engine if the reference value is less than a preset threshold value;
determining, by the controller, a position of the non-drive shaft clutch to be the touch point at a time when the reference value reaches the preset threshold value; and
declutching, by a signal of the controller, the non-drive clutch for the non-drive clutch when the touch point is determined,
wherein the outputting the first control signal for controlling the touch point learning mode to be entered when the preset condition is satisfied comprises entering the touch point learning mode if the drive shaft clutch is in a slip state and the non-drive shaft clutch is an open state.

US Pat. No. 10,138,912

HIGH OUTPUT HYDRAULIC CYLINDER AND PISTON ARRANGEMENT

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

5. A hydraulic piston and cylinder arrangement comprising:a force transfer member;
a first output rod coupled to a first side of the force transfer member to move with the force transfer member;
a second output rod coupled to a second side of the force transfer member to move with the force transfer member, the second side being opposite the first side;
a first piston and cylinder device coupled to the force transfer member, the first piston and cylinder device being configured to be operated only in compression, and the first piston and cylinder device being configured to move the force transfer member in a first direction when the first piston and cylinder device is operated in compression, wherein the first and second output rods move with the force transfer member; and
a second piston and cylinder device coupled to the force transfer member, the second piston and cylinder device being configured to be operated only in compression, and the second piston and cylinder device being configured to move the force transfer member in an opposite second direction when the second piston and cylinder device is operated in compression, wherein the first and second output rods move with the force transfer member.

US Pat. No. 10,138,890

ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR AND METHOD OF FORMING OIL SEPARATOR OF ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon (...

1. An electric compressor comprising:a housing having a discharge chamber formed therein, the discharge chamber configured to receive a refrigerant therein;
an oil separator disposed in the discharge chamber, wherein the oil separator is an oil separator housing defining a chamber separate from the discharge chamber, the oil separator including a refrigerant inlet hole configured to convey the refrigerant from the discharge chamber to the oil separator, a foreign substance storage part configured to store foreign substances contained in the refrigerant conveyed through the refrigerant inlet hole, and an opening configured to convey an oil separated from the refrigerant from the oil separator, wherein the foreign substance storage part is formed in a lower end of the oil separator; and
a filter unit disposed in the housing in a space exterior to the oil separator housing for filtering the foreign substances contained in the refrigerant, wherein the foreign substance storage part is disposed lower than the filter unit, and wherein the opening directly connects the oil separator to the filter unit and conveys the oil overflowing the foreign substance storage part from the oil separator to the filter unit.

US Pat. No. 10,138,854

FUEL RAIL AND METHOD OF MAKING A FUEL RAIL

Benteler Automobiltechnik...

1. A forged fuel rail, comprising:a tubular base body;
an inlet formed in one piece on the base body and made of the same material as the base body;
a plurality of injector mounts formed in one piece on the base body and made of a same material as the base body;
a support element formed in one piece on the base body for securement to a further motor vehicle component; and
a reinforcement member extending between a corresponding one of the injector mounts and the support element and formed in one piece on the base body and made of a same material as the base body, said reinforcement member having a free first edge shaped to be at a minimum extent in relation to an extent of the reinforcement member perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the base body and distanced to the corresponding one of the injector mounts and the support element,
wherein the reinforcement member has a second edge which is connected to the support element and defines with the free first edge of the reinforcement member a first angle, said reinforcement member having a third edge which is connected to the corresponding one of the injector mounts and defines with the free first edge of the reinforcement member a second angle, each of the first and second angles being less than 90°.

US Pat. No. 10,138,844

THRUST CONTROL VALVE AND FLYING OBJECT

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A thrust control valve comprising:a valve element in which a gas injection passage, through which an operating gas to be injected flows, is formed and a valve-seating surface is formed in the gas injection passage;
a valve stem that is provided inside the gas injection passage and has a valve-seated surface that makes contact with the valve-seating surface;
a guide surface that is formed at an outer circumferential surface of a tip of the valve stem located on the downstream side of the valve-seated surface in the gas flow direction of the operating gas and that makes contact with an inner circumferential surface of the gas injection passage of the valve element even in a case where the valve-seated surface has been separated from the valve-seating surface; and
a gas flow part, through which the operating gas flows, formed in the tip;
wherein
an area of the flow path between the gas flow part and an inner surface of the gas injection passage varies depending on a distance between the valve-seating surface of the valve element and the valve-seated surface of the valve stem, and
the thrust control valve is closed when the valve-seated surface of the valve stem comes in contact with the valve-seating surface of the valve element.

US Pat. No. 10,138,842

APPARATUS FOR UTILIZING HEAT WASTED FROM ENGINE

SANDEN HOLDINGS CORPORATI...

1. An apparatus for utilizing heat wasted from an engine, comprising:a Rankine cycle including:
a heat exchanger that recovers waste heat from the engine in a refrigerant;
an expansion device that generates power using the refrigerant at an outlet of the heat exchanger;
a condenser that condenses the refrigerant exiting the expansion device; and
a refrigerant pump that supplies the refrigerant exiting the condenser to the heat exchanger;
a transmission mechanism configured to couple an output shaft of the expansion device to a rotary shaft of the engine via an electromagnetic clutch, the electromagnetic clutch being configured to be engaged and disengaged;
a passage through which the refrigerant exiting the heat exchanger flows so as to bypass the expansion device;
a bypass valve interposed in the passage, and
a controller
wherein, the controller is programmed to:
switch the electromagnetic clutch from an engaged state to a disengaged state after switching the bypass valve from a closed state to an open state to stop the expansion device and
perform expansion device front-rear differential pressure limiting processing in which a front-rear differential pressure of the expansion device is limited while maintaining the electromagnetic clutch in the engaged state, in a case where the bypass valve becomes stuck in the closed state.

US Pat. No. 10,138,836

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING DIFFERENTIAL DENSITY

Micro Motion, Inc., Boul...

1. A method for operating an engine system comprising an engine configured to consume a fuel and having at least two flowmeters, comprising the steps of:operating an engine disposed between a supply flowmeter of the at least two flowmeters and a return flowmeter of the at least two flowmeters;
measuring a first fuel density in the supply flowmeter and a second fuel density in the return flowmeter;
comparing fuel density measurements between the supply flowmeter and return flowmeter;
determining a differential density measurement value, ??, based on a difference between the second fuel density and the first fuel density;
comparing the ?? with a range of theoretical differential fuel density values, ??t; and
indicating potential fuel contamination if the ?? lies outside a range of ??t values by a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,138,801

POWERPLANT AND RELATED CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

AeroVironment, Inc., Sim...

1. A powerplant, comprising:an engine configured to react a first reactant with a gaseous stream of second reactant to produce energy and an exhaust stream;
a first-stage turbocharger including a first-stage turbine driven by an exhaust stream of the engine and a first-stage compressor configured to compress the second stream of gaseous reactant for the engine;
a second-stage turbocharger including a second-stage turbine driven by the exhaust stream of the engine and a second-stage compressor configured to compress the second stream of gaseous reactant for the engine, wherein the second-stage compressor is intermediate the first-stage compressor and the engine, wherein the second-stage turbine is intermediate the first-stage turbine and the engine;
a first-stage afterburner in the exhaust stream intermediate the first-stage turbine and the second-stage turbine; and
a second-stage afterburner in the exhaust stream intermediate the second-stage turbine and the engine; and
a control system programmed to control the operation of the first-stage and second-stage afterburners.

US Pat. No. 10,138,787

TREATMENT DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH CATALYST-SUPPORTING HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Hitachi Zosen Corporation...

1. A method for producing a treatment device equipped with a catalyst-supporting honeycomb structure, which is characterized in that the method comprises the steps of:applying a functional catalyst-containing slurry having an inorganic binder mixed therein on a flat glass paper;
placing and heating the slurry-applied flat glass paper on a corrugation mold of a high temperature, while shaping the glass paper with a presser jig and removing moisture in the slurry on the surface of the glass paper to dry the glass paper, thereby forming an inorganic binder-containing functional catalyst-supporting corrugated glass paper;
releasing the inorganic binder-containing functional catalyst-supporting corrugated glass paper from the corrugation mold while holding the shape;
meanwhile, placing and heating the slurry-applied flat glass paper on a flat mold of a high temperature to remove moisture in the slurry on the surface of the glass paper and dry the glass paper, thereby forming an inorganic binder-containing functional catalyst-supporting flat glass paper;
releasing the inorganic binder-containing functional catalyst-supporting flat glass paper from the flat mold while holding the shape; and
alternately stacking the inorganic binder-containing functional catalyst-supporting corrugated glass paper and the inorganic binder-containing functional catalyst-supporting flat glass paper and packing the stack in a casing.

US Pat. No. 10,138,736

TURBOMACHINE BLADE TIP SHROUD

General Electric Company,...

1. A system, comprising:a tip shroud, comprising:
a rail of a labyrinth seal, wherein the rail is crosswise to a mean camber line of a turbomachine blade;
a leading edge portion extending from a first side of the rail, wherein the leading edge portion comprises a first suction side portion and a first pressure side portion, the first suction side portion and the first pressure side portion are separated by the mean camber line, and the first pressure side portion has a surface area that is at least fifty percent greater than a surface area of the first suction side portion;
a trailing edge portion extending from a second side of the rail, wherein the trailing edge portion comprises a second suction side portion and a second pressure side portion, the second suction side portion and the second pressure side portion are separated by the mean camber line, and the second pressure side portion has a surface area that is at least fifty percent greater than a surface area of the second suction side portion;
wherein the trailing edge portion comprises a suction side surface extending from the second side of the rail at a first location along a length of the rail, a pressure side surface extending from the second side of the rail at a second location along the length of the rail, and a trailing edge surface extending from the suction side surface to the pressure side surface; and
wherein the trailing edge surface forms an angle of at least 80 degrees with the mean camber line at an intersection point of the trailing edge surface and the mean camber line.

US Pat. No. 10,138,724

MONITORING, DIAGNOSING AND OPTIMIZING GAS LIFT OPERATIONS BY PRESENTING ONE OR MORE ACTIONS RECOMMENDED TO ACHIEVE A GL SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

Landmark Graphics Corpora...

1. A method performed by one or more processors for monitoring, diagnosing and optimizing operation of a gas lift (GL) system that comprises:collecting measured data representative of a state of the GL system within a well, and further storing the measured data;
comparing the measured data to calculated data generated by a well model;
identifying, by the one or more processors, one or more likely conditions of the GL system based at least in part on mismatches between the measured data and the calculated data;
selecting, by a user, corrections to the one or more likely conditions causing the mismatches;
updating the well model to reflect the corrections to the one or more likely conditions;
generating a plurality of GL system performance curves using the updated well model;
selecting, by the user, a GL system operating point on at least one of the generated plurality of GL system performance curves using the updated well model;
generating, by the one or more processors, one or more actions recommended to achieve a GL system performance consistent with the user selected GL system operating point;
presenting to the user, via a display, the one or more actions recommended;
accepting a user selection of one of the displayed one or more actions recommended to achieve the GL system performance consistent with the user selected GL system operating point; and
triggering a system command that automatically changes a setting of a GL choke of the GL system in response to the accepting of the user selection of the one of the displayed one or more actions recommended.

US Pat. No. 10,138,656

CRASH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD IN AN ELECTRONIC LATCH OF A MOTOR-VEHICLE CLOSURE DEVICE

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. An electronic latch assembly for a closure device of a motor vehicle, including an electric motor, a control unit and a backup energy source and coupled to a vehicle main power source and configured to provide a backup supply voltage (Vsc) to the control unit during an emergency operating condition, wherein the emergency operating condition comprises the vehicle main power source not being available,wherein the control unit is configured to enter an emergency mode to cause disabling of actuation of the closure device, upon detecting the occurrence of the emergency operating condition, and to maintain disabled the actuation of the closure device, during the emergency operating condition;
wherein the backup energy source and the control unit are arranged internally of the electronic latch assembly,
wherein the backup energy source includes a boost module and a supercapacitor group and the boost module is configured to receive at its input the backup supply voltage (Vsc) generated by the supercapacitor group, and is configured to increase the backup supply voltage (Vsc) to drive the electric motor of the latch assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,138,592

OPEN MESH SCREEN

SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS CANAD...

1. A screen comprising:a mesh substrate, the mesh substrate having an openness of greater than 30% when viewed at 0° incidence, the mesh substrate having a first major surface and a second major surface, the first major surface comprising a first coating, the first major surface having a first reflectance value, wherein the first reflectance value has an average value of greater than about 10% as measured by an EN410 standard and a diffuse reflection profile at all viewing angles from ?89° to 89° , excluding an angle of direct illumination as measured by a scattering distribution function technique using a Goniometer, wherein the diffuse reflection profile provides a reduction in view through the mesh substrate when viewed from ?89° to 89°.

US Pat. No. 10,138,572

CRYSTALLINE SILICON INGOT AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

Sino-American Silicon Pro...

1. A crystalline silicon ingot as obtained from a crucible it is fabricated in, wherein the crystalline silicon ingot is fabricated by a process comprising:forming a silicon melt in a crucible, the crucible having multiple protrusions on a bottom inner surface;
controlling at least one thermal control parameter of said silicon melt such that multiple silicon crystal grains in said silicon melt nucleate on the bottom inner surface of the crucible and grow along a vertical direction parallel to the sidewalls of the crucible; and
controlling said at least one thermal control parameter continually until entirety of said silicon melt solidifies to become the crystalline silicon ingot,
wherein said crystalline silicon ingot as obtained from the crucible has an average crystal grain size from 8.2 to 11.3 mm between a silicon ingot height of 25 mm to 100 mm, when the silicon ingot height is measured starting from the multiple silicon crystal grains nucleated on the bottom inner surface of the crucible, and
wherein the multiple protrusions have a roughness ranging from 300 micrometers to 1000 micrometers such that the bottom inner surface of the crucible provides multiple nucleation sites for silicon crystal grains.

US Pat. No. 10,138,340

LOW VOLATILITY, HIGH EFFICIENCY GAS BARRIER COATING FOR CRYO-COMPRESSED HYDROGEN TANKS

PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER...

1. A bilayer object consisting of a carbon fiber reinforced polymer substrate coated with a composition of matter comprising horizontally aligned exfoliated graphene sheets dispersed in an epoxy binder, wherein the composition of matter has a gas permeability less than 0.01 cc·mil/100 in2/24 h/atm and outgassing properties of CVCM of less than 0.1 percent and TML less than 1 percent.

US Pat. No. 10,138,331

MATRIX-FREE POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES AND RELATED PRODUCTS AND METHODS THEREOF

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. A matrix-free polymer nanocomposite comprising:a plurality of polymer brush grafted nanoparticles forming a nanocomposite in the absence of a polymeric matrix,
wherein the polymer brush comprises a multimodal brush configuration having at least two different populations of polymer ligands of different lengths grafted to a nanoparticle.

US Pat. No. 10,138,309

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PARTICULATE POLYMER

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for producing a particulate polymer, the method comprising:polymerizing a monomer having a vinyl group in an aqueous solvent in the presence of a polymerization initiator and a surfactin salt represented by:
wherein X is an amino acid residue selected from the group consisting of leucine, isoleucine and valine; R is a C9-18 alkyl group; and M+ is an alkali metal ion or a quaternary ammonium ion,wherein a concentration of the surfactin salt in a polymerization reaction liquid is adjusted in accordance with the following formulae depending on a target particle diameter of the particulate polymer:
log(y1k)=?0.11 log(x1)+1.91
log(y2k)=?0.54 log(x2)?0.0096
log(y3k)=?0.069 log(x3)+1.55wherein y1, y2, and y3 are the target particle diameters of the particulate polymer in a unit of nm; x1, x2, and x3 are the concentrations of the surfactin salt in the polymerization reaction liquid in a unit of mM; and k is a constant of 0.5 to 2, andwherein y1 is 250 nm to 400 nm, y2 is 55 nm to less than 250 nm, and y3 is 30 nm to less than 55 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,138,257

TRANSITION METAL COMPLEXES, PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A transition metal complex represented by the formula:
wherein M is a Group 4 metal;
N1 and N2 are nitrogen;
O is oxygen;
P is phosphorus;
each of X1 and X2 is, independently, a univalent C1 to C20 hydrocarbyl radical, a functional group comprising elements from Groups 13 to 17, or X1 and X2 join together to form a C4 to C62 cyclic, polycyclic ring, or heterocyclic ring structure;
each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11 and R12 is, independently, hydrogen, a C1-C40 hydrocarbyl radical, a C1-C40 substituted hydrocarbyl radical, a functional group comprising elements from Groups 13 to 17, two or more of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, and R12 optionally join together to form a C4 to C62 cyclic, polycyclic, or heterocyclic ring structure, or a combination thereof; and
R13 is a divalent C2-C20 hydrocarbyl radical or divalent substituted C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical comprising a portion that comprises a linking backbone comprising from 2 to 18 carbon atoms linking N1 and N2.

US Pat. No. 10,138,216

HIGHLY SELECTIVE ANTI-CANCER AGENTS TARGETING NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER AND OTHER FORMS OF CANCER

The University of Toledo,...

1. A compound of the following structural formula:wherein:n=1 or 2;
X is N or CH;
Y is S, O, or NH;
R is selected from the group consisting of:
?O;
2H;
—OR3, wherein R3 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, glycosyl, or polyether groups;
(CO)OR4, wherein R4 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, or aralkyl groups;
—NR5R6, wherein R5 and R6 are H, alkyl, aryl, or aralkyl groups; and,
?N—OR7, wherein R7 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, glycosyl, or polyether groups;
R1 is hydrogen, alkyl-, aryl-, or aralkyl;
Z is absent or selected from the group consisting of:
halide, wherein R2 is absent;
oxygen;
nitrogen, wherein there are two R2 groups;
(CO)O—; O(CO)—; O(CO)O—;
(CO)N<, wherein there are two R2 groups; and,
NH(CO)—; and NH(CO)N<, wherein there are two R2 groups;
wherein when Z is absent, R2 connects directly to a ring; and
R2 is hydrogen, alkyl-, aryl-, aralkyl-, glycosyl-, or polyether-, wherein multiple occurrences of R2 are the same or different;
and prodrugs, salts, stereoisomers, racemates, solvates, and hydrates thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,138,212

AMINOQUINAZOLINE COMPOUNDS AS A2A ANTAGONIST

1. A compound of structural formula I:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:R represents hydrogen or —C1-6alkyl;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of —C1-6alkyl, —OC1-6alkyl, halogen, —C1-4 haloalkyl, —OC1-4haloalkyl, CN, —SC1-6alkyl, —SO2C1-6alkyl, and —(CH2)nC4-10 heteroaryl;
R2 and R3 when present are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, C3-10cycloalkyl, and C1-6 alkyl, said alkyl optionally substituted with 1 to 3 groups of Rb; or
R2 and R3 can combine to form a 3 to 6 membered cycloalkyl ring;
R4 when present represents —(CH2)nC6-10 aryl, or —(CH2)nC4-10 heterocycle, said aryl and heterocycle optionally substituted with 1 to 3 groups of Ra; or
R2, R3 and R4 can combine to form a C4-10 heterocyclic group, said heterocyclic group optionally substituted with 1 to 3 groups of Ra; or
R5 represents hydrogen or halogen;
Ra is selected from the group consisting of —CN, halogen, —C1-4haloalkyl, —OC1-4haloalkyl, —C1-6alkyl, —(CH2)nOR, —(CH2)nC6-10aryl, —(CH2)nC4-10heterocycle,
—(CH2)nO(CH2)n C3-6cycloalkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, C(C3-6cycloalkyl)OR, —(CH2)nO(CH2)nC6-10 aryl, —(CH2)nO(CH2)nC4-10 heterocycle, —(CH2)nSC6-10 aryl, —(CH2)nSC4-10 heterocycle, ?O, C(O)OR, said alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl and heterocycle, wherein one or more hydrogen atoms therein are optionally replaced by an equal number of deuterium atoms, and optionally substituted with 1 to 3 groups of Rb;
Rb is selected from the group consisting of —C1-6alkyl, —C1-6alkylOR, OR, O(CH2)1-2OR, —C1-4haloalkyl, halogen, CN, —C6-10 aryl, —C4-10 heterocycle, C(CH3)2O(CH2)1-2OR, said alkyl, aryl and heterocycle optionally substituted with 1 to 3 groups of Rc;
Rc is selected from the group consisting of: (i) —C1-6alkyl; (ii) halogen; (iii) —C1-6alkylOR; (iv) O(CH2)1-2OR; and (v) OR; and
n represents 0-4.

US Pat. No. 10,138,210

SUBSTITUTED PYRIDAZINES AS PROSTACYCLIN RECEPTOR MODULATORS

Arena Pharmaceuticals, In...

20. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound according to claim 1, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,138,113

ELECTRONIC VAPORISER SYSTEM

BEYOND TWENTY LTD., Lond...

1. An electronic cigarette vaporiser system that includes an electronic vaporiser, and the vaporiser has a square or rectangular cross-section and includes a long PCB inserted lengthwise into the vaporiser, in which the electronic vaporiser system includes:(i) a user-replaceable, e-liquid cartridge, which is not user-refillable and includes no heating element;
(ii) an e-liquid reservoir that is separate from the user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge;
(iii) an electric or electronic pump that is configured to withdraw e-liquid from the user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge and pump pressurised e-liquid to the e-liquid reservoir and
(iv) a heating element that is not in the user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge but is instead in, or in e-liquid communication with, the e-liquid reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,138,030

TAMPERPROOF CLOSURE FOR USE ON A CONTAINER, CONTAINER THEREWITH, AND PORT FOR ARRANGEMENT ON THE CONTAINER

B. BRAUN AVITUM AG, Mels...

1. A container apparatus comprising:a container having an opening; and
a tamperproof closure arranged on the opening of the container, the tamperproof closure including:
a base having an outer circumference and at least one force-enhancing device extending laterally from the outer circumference of the base, wherein the base is configured for arrangement on the container such that the container is configured for connection to the base in a fluid-tight manner, and
a closure part comprising:
a closure cap having an outer circumferential perimeter smaller than the outer circumference of the base, the outer circumferential perimeter of the closure cap connected to the base via a predetermined breaking point, and at least one force-enhancing device extending laterally from the outer circumference of the closure cap,
wherein:
the at least one force-enhancing device of the base and the at least one force-enhancinq device of the closure part are configured to be operated by a single hand to move the base and the closure part relative to each other in a force-assisted manner to destroy the predetermined breaking point, wherein the force-enhancing devices enclose there between an angle (?), viewed in the circumferential direction of the closure, which corresponds at least substantially to the required amount of rotation of the closure part with respect to the base for destroying the predetermined breaking point.

US Pat. No. 10,138,019

BAKERY TRAY ASSEMBLY

REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY, ...

1. A tray comprising:a base having a curved profile;
a first pair of walls extending upward from the base; and
a second pair of walls extending upward from the base, wherein the curved profile of the base extends upward from each of the first pair of walls and peaks along a middle portion of the second pair of walls, the curved profile of the base includes one continuous curve extending from one of the first pair of walls to another one of the first pair of walls, and the second pair of walls each include a curved profile that curves in the same direction as the curved profile of the base and an inner wall portion spaced from an outer wall portion by an upper wall portion.

US Pat. No. 10,138,001

UAV PAYLOAD MODULE CAMERA ASSEMBLY AND RETRACTION MECHANISM

AeroVironment, Inc., Mon...

1. A UAV comprising:a) a payload module comprising a deployable payload; and
b) a retraction mechanism apparatus capable of moving the payload from a stowed position within a UAV to a deployed position extending out of the UAV, the retraction mechanism being configured such that the payload retracts back into the UAV upon contact with a landing surface if the payload is not retracted before the UAV contacts the landing surface so as to reduce at least one of: (1) a probability, or (2) a severity of damage to a deployed payload upon landing.

US Pat. No. 10,137,997

ELECTRONIC THROTTLE SYSTEM FOR AN AIRCRAFT

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A throttle system for providing throttle control for an engine on an aircraft, comprising:a throttle quadrant assembly (TQA) module in electrical communication with a throttle lever for receiving a position signal indicative of a magnitude for a throttle of the engine, the TQA module being operative to convert the position signal into a throttle signal;
an engine electronic control (EEC) module connected to the TQA module to translate the throttle signal into a throttle control signal for the engine; and
a power line connecting the TQA module to the EEC module and carrying power from the EEC module to the TQA module,
wherein the power line carries the throttle signal from the TQA module to the EEC module and wherein the power supplied by the EEC module to the TQA module is independent of aircraft power when the engine is running.

US Pat. No. 10,137,980

HUB ASSEMBLY AND PROPELLER ASSEMBLIES

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A propeller assembly, comprising:a partial hub, comprising:
a backing plate comprising a plate portion having contoured portions defining a set of partial root seats extending from the plate portion along its periphery; and
a set of clamps selectively operably couplable to the backing plate with each clamp defining a second partial root seat and wherein when a clamp is coupled to the backing plate, a root seat is formed; and
a variable pitch propeller blade having a root rotatably received within the root seat;
further comprising a cover operably coupled over the set of clamps, wherein the cover comprises at least one opening configured to accommodate a pitch control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,137,972

VESSEL CHARACTERISTIC ESTIMATION DEVICE AND AUTOMATIC STEERING DEVICE

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A ship characteristic estimating device, comprising:a data outputter configured to output a plurality of parameter data respectively including rotational speed data indicating a rotational speed of a propeller of a ship, and wind velocity vector data indicating a wind velocity vector of wind force that may act on the ship; and
a processor programmed to at least receive the plurality of parameter data outputted from the data outputter, estimate values corresponding to the respective parameter data to be log velocity vectors of the ship, and output the log velocity vectors as first output values,
wherein the rotational speed data included in the plurality of parameter data indicate the same rotational speed,
wherein the wind velocity vector data included in the plurality of parameter data indicate different wind velocity vectors, and
wherein each of the first output values is estimated and outputted as the log velocity vector of the ship when the ship travels at the rotational speed indicated by the rotational speed data.

US Pat. No. 10,137,938

ACTIVE GRILLE SHUTTER SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED RADAR

SRG Global Inc., Troy, M...

1. An active grille shutter (AGS) system for a vehicle, the AGS system comprising:a housing defining (i) a central portion configured to align with an object detection device that is configured to detect objects in front of the vehicle and (ii) an outer portion that is distinct from the central portion;
a plurality of louvers disposed in the outer portion of the housing;
a linkage arranged about at least a portion of a perimeter of the central portion of the housing such that the linkage does not obstruct a field of view of the object detection device, the linkage connecting at least two louvers of the plurality of louvers; and
a set of one or more actuators configured to selectively open/close the plurality of louvers by driving at least one of (i) the linkage and (ii) at least one of the plurality of louvers.

US Pat. No. 10,137,926

STEERING SHAFT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE STEERING SYSTEM

THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG, ...

1. A steering shaft for a motor vehicle steering system, the steering shaft comprising:a torsion bar;
a first shaft part with a bore that receives the torsion bar, wherein the torsion bar is mounted in the bore such that the torsion bar is rotatable relative to the first shaft part via a bearing element that comprises a prestressing element, wherein the prestressing element includes a first circular portion that is adjacent and biased against one of the first shaft and the torsion bar and a second circular portion that is adjacent and biased against the other of the first shaft and the torsion bar, wherein the first and second circular portions are axially spaced apart; and
a second shaft part rotationally-elastically coupled to the first shaft part by the torsion bar such that torque is transmitted between the first and second shaft parts.

US Pat. No. 10,137,896

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLES USING GRAPH-BASED LANE CHANGE GUIDE

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method of operating an autonomous vehicle to change lanes from a source lane to a target lane, the method comprising:selecting a first reference node of a topological graph associated with the source lane, the first reference node being a node in the source lane at which the autonomous vehicle can change lanes to a second reference node in the target lane;
determining, with respect to the first reference node of the topological graph, an earliest node in the source lane at which it is first possible for the autonomous vehicle to change lanes from the source lane to the target lane;
determining, with respect to the first reference node of the topological graph, a last node in the source lane after which it is no longer possible for the autonomous vehicle to change lanes from the source lane to the target lane;
determining a range of the source lane for which the autonomous vehicle can change lanes from the source lane to the target lane, wherein the range is from the earliest node in the source lane to the last node in the source lane; and
generating a trajectory to autonomously control the autonomous vehicle to change lanes from the source lane the target lane within the range, including determining time, a speed, and a distance to change lanes.

US Pat. No. 10,137,879

CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR VEHICLE POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control apparatus for a power transmission system for a vehicle, the vehicle including a driving force source, a drive wheel, an engagement device and an operating member, the engagement device being configured to connect or interrupt a power transmission path between the driving force source and the drive wheel, the control apparatus comprisingan electronic control unit configured to:
execute control for engaging the engagement device when the operating member is in a drive operating position;
execute control for releasing the engagement device when the operating member is in a non-drive operating position;
start engagement transition control for outputting an engagement transitional hydraulic pressure command value that causes the engagement device to be actuated from a released state toward an engaged state at a start point at which the operating member has been displaced from the non-drive operating position;
determine whether an engagement transition time from when the engagement transition control is started to when the engagement device begins to develop a predetermined torque capacity is longer or shorter than a predetermined target time;
when the engagement transition time is longer than the predetermined target time, learn the engagement transitional hydraulic pressure command value that is used in next engagement transition control such that the engagement transitional hydraulic pressure command value increases;
when the engagement transition time is shorter than the predetermined target time, learn the engagement transitional hydraulic pressure command value that is used in the next engagement transition control such that the engagement transitional hydraulic pressure command value reduces;
determine whether an operating time from when the operating member has been displaced from the non-drive operating position to when the operating member has been shifted into the drive operating position is longer than a predetermined operating time; and
prohibit learning of the engagement transitional hydraulic pressure command value when the operating time is longer than the predetermined operating time.

US Pat. No. 10,137,851

MEMS SENSOR AND A SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A MEMS sensor for measuring acceleration, said MEMS sensor comprising:a substrate;
an element frame;
a spring anchor;
a proof-mass; and
a spring,
wherein the element frame and the spring anchor are rigidly fixed to the substrate,
wherein one end of the spring is connected to the proof-mass and an opposite end of the spring is connected to the spring anchor,
wherein in a non-flexed state of the spring, a spring axis extends between the opposite ends of the spring,
wherein the proof-mass and the spring extend along a common plane, whereby the spring suspends the proof-mass to a rotary mode of motion in the common plane,
wherein the element frame comprises a rectangular form such that in the common plane, an outer surface of the element frame has four sides, of which two longitudinal sides run in parallel in a longitudinal direction, and two transversal sides run in parallel in a transversal direction, wherein the transversal direction is perpendicular to the longitudinal direction,
wherein the rectangular form of the element frame includes a first longitudinal side and a first transversal side, connected by a first vertex that is closest to the spring anchor, and
wherein the spring axis forms an acute angle with the first longitudinal side and with the first transversal side, the spring is flexural and bends when subjected to forces in the in-plane direction perpendicular to the spring axis, and the spring is rigid when subjected to forces in any other direction, thereby causing an inherent sensitivity for measuring accelerations in a range covering accelerations in the longitudinal direction and in the transversal direction,
and wherein the sensor further comprises one or more comb capacitors configured to measure the accelerations, wherein each comb capacitor includes a set of rotor comb fingers coupled to move with the proof-mass and a set of stator comb fingers rigidly fixed to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,137,760

PTC HEATER FOR VEHICLE

Hanon Systems, Daejeon (...

1. A positive temperature coefficient (PTC) heater for a vehicle, which is inserted and mounted in a plurality of passageways formed inside an air-conditioning case to heat air flowing in the passageways, the PTC heater comprising:a housing inserted and mounted across the passageways of the air-conditioning case; and
a core part formed by a plurality of cores respectively arranged on the passageways inside the housing,
wherein the PTC heater independently controls the cores arranged on the passageways to independently heat airs respectively flowing in the passageways,
wherein the passageways are formed with a first passageway and a second passageway which are formed inside the air-conditioning case, and wherein the cores are formed with a firs core arranged on the first passageway and a second core arranged on the second passageway,
wherein a heat protection member for preventing heat transfer between the first core and the second core is mounted between the first core and the second core,
wherein the heat protection member includes at least one bypass hole to make some of the air passing through the PTC heater bypass the first core and the second core.

US Pat. No. 10,137,703

INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS

MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., L...

1. An inkjet printing apparatus configured to perform a printing operation in a plurality of passes on a recording medium, the inkjet printing apparatus comprising:a head that reciprocates in a main scanning direction while discharging an ink curable by being irradiated with light, from a plurality of nozzles onto the recording medium; and
an irradiator having a plurality of irradiation elements that are configured to irradiate the ink discharged from the head with light, and are mounted on one substrate,
wherein the plurality of irradiation elements are LEDs and arranged in a sub scanning direction orthogonal to the main scanning direction, and
an array pitch of the plurality of irradiation elements is n/m (m?1), where n is a pass width of one of the plurality of passes in the printing operation using a minimum pass number performed by the inkjet printing apparatus,
wherein the irradiation elements are equally arranged in each of the plurality of passes, and
wherein the inkjet printing apparatus does not include a partition wall positioned between the irradiation elements.

US Pat. No. 10,137,686

INK JET HEAD AND INK JET APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An ink jet head, comprising:a pressure chamber connected to a nozzle;
an actuator configured to cause liquid in the pressure chamber to be ejected from the nozzle by deforming a wall of the pressure chamber, wherein the nozzle is disposed through the actuator; and
a drive circuit configured to apply voltage to the actuator to drive the actuator, wherein
when a droplet of the liquid is ejected from the nozzle, the voltage applied to the actuator is changed from a first value to a second value that causes the pressure chamber to expand, and then changed from a third value that is equal to the second value, or between the first value and the second value, to the first value after a time period ?, which is a primary natural oscillation period of the actuator when the pressure chamber and the nozzle are filled with the liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,137,675

APPLICATION OF POLYMER THERMOFOIL TO METAL SUBSTRATE

Midmark Corporation, Ver...

1. A method comprising:(a) coating at least one surface of a metal substrate while in a first shape with an oxidation-preventing or oxidation-limiting coating;
(b) applying adhesive to at least one surface of the coated metal substrate;
(c) applying a thermofoil sheet having an original finish to the adhesive, thus causing the thermofoil sheet to adhere to the metal substrate;
(d) forming the metal substrate into a second shape;
(e) in response to forming the metal substrate into the second shape, transforming the original finish into a crazed finish;
(f) heating the metal substrate while in the second shape; and
(g) in response to heating the metal substrate, transforming the crazed finish into the original finish.

US Pat. No. 10,137,579

ANTI-JAMMING SYSTEM IN A HUMANOID-TYPE ROBOT

SOFTBANK ROBOTICS EUROPE,...

1. A humanoid robot comprising:first and second elements, each of the first and second elements comprising a skin delimiting an outer surface having a flexible zone and a rigid zone; and
an articulation linking the first and second elements and allowing a travel of at least one of the first and second elements with at least one degree of freedom and within a given range,
wherein an end of the range is defined by the flexible zone of the first element being separated from the flexible zone of the second element by a gap in the absence of an object, and the first element is attached to the second element by passing through the flexible zone of the second element.

US Pat. No. 10,137,519

FLUX RESERVOIR APPARATUS

SHINKAWA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A flux reservoir apparatus comprising:a stage having a recessed portion for reserving flux therein;
a flux pot composed of an annular member having a through hole through which the flux flows, the flux pot arranged to move back-and-forth on a surface of the stage to feed the flux in the through hole into the recessed portion and to smooth a surface of the flux with a bottom surface of the flux pot; and
a rotation mechanism configured to rotate the flux pot and tilt the flux pot in a direction opposite to a moving direction when the flux pot is moving back-and-forth;
wherein the through hole of the flux pot is an elongated hexagonal hole elongated in a direction perpendicular to a back-and-forth direction with a length greater than the width of the recessed portion of the stage in the direction perpendicular to the back-and-forth direction, and wherein
wherein the bottom surface of the flux pot is an end face of the through hole and a chevron surface in which two surfaces are connected at an angle to define a linear ridge.

US Pat. No. 10,137,507

HOLE CUTTER WITH MULTIPLE FULCRUMS

IRWIN INDUSTRIAL TOOL COM...

12. A hole cutter comprising:a substantially cylindrical blade body comprising a first end and a distal second end, the first end defining a cutting edge and the second end defining a non-working end;
a first elongated aperture formed through the blade body, wherein the blade body defines within the first elongated aperture a first plurality of fulcrums comprising:
a first fulcrum axially spaced a first distance from the cutting edge; and
a second fulcrum axially spaced a second distance from the cutting edge greater than the first distance; and
a second elongated aperture formed through the blade body, wherein the blade body defines within the second elongated aperture a second plurality of fulcrums comprising:
a third fulcrum axially spaced a third distance from the cutting edge; and
a fourth fulcrum axially spaced a fourth distance from the cutting edge greater than the third distance,
wherein the first distance of the first fulcrum to the cutting edge is different than the third distance of the third fulcrum to the cutting edge.

US Pat. No. 10,137,496

METAL WIRE ROD COMPOSED OF IRIDIUM OR IRIDIUM ALLOY

TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K....

1. A metal wire rod composed of iridium or an iridium alloy, wherein the number of crystal grains on all cross-sections parallel to the longitudinal direction is 2 to 20 per 0.25 mm2, wherein the wire rod has a Vickers hardness of 200 Hv or more and less than 400 Hv.

US Pat. No. 10,137,490

OUTBOARD HYDROSTATIC BEARING ASSEMBLY FOR CAN BODYMAKER

Stolle Machinery Company,...

1. A carriage assembly guide bearing assembly for a can bodymaker, said bodymaker including an elongated ram body, a crank assembly, a housing assembly, a die pack and a carriage assembly, said die pack defining a passage, said carriage assembly including a body with a ram coupling, a crank coupling, a first lateral surface and a second lateral surface, said crank assembly including a reciprocating crank arm, said crank arm coupled to said carriage assembly body crank coupling, said ram body coupled to said carriage assembly body ram coupling, wherein said carriage assembly guide bearing assembly is coupled to said carriage assembly for supporting reciprocal motion of said carriage assembly and said ram body towards the die pack, said carriage assembly guide bearing assembly comprising:a carriage assembly first guide bearing assembly including a first component and a second component;
a carriage assembly second guide bearing assembly including a first component and a second component;
said carriage assembly first guide bearing assembly first component coupled to the carriage assembly body first lateral surface;
said carriage assembly first guide bearing assembly second component coupled to said bodymaker housing assembly;
said carriage assembly second guide bearing assembly first component coupled to the carriage assembly body second lateral surface;
said carriage assembly second guide bearing assembly second component coupled to said bodymaker housing assembly; and
wherein said carriage assembly first guide bearing assembly and said carriage assembly second guide bearing assembly are structured to orient and align said ram body with said die pack passage and are the only structures that directly affect an orientation and alignment of said ram body in the can bodymaker.

US Pat. No. 10,137,483

ULTRASONIC CLEANING METHOD

SILTRONIC AG, Munich (DE...

1. A cleaning method for cleaning an object, the method comprising:ultrasonically vibrating the object, in a cleaning tank including a cleaning liquid, via an intermediate medium disposed in a coupling tank and in contact with the cleaning tank, a bottom surface of the cleaning tank being inclined relative to a bottom surface of the coupling tank, wherein the cleaning tank is disposed in the coupling tank, the ultrasonically vibrating including (a) a first ultrasonic vibrating of the cleaning liquid with a first difference between respective sonic velocities allowable in the cleaning liquid and the intermediate medium, and (b) a second ultrasonic vibrating of the cleaning liquid with a second difference between respective sonic velocities allowable in the cleaning liquid and the intermediate medium; and
adjusting an intermediate medium temperature so as to set the first difference and the second difference differently from each other such that ultrasonic waves, generated by the ultrasonically vibrating and traveling in a first direction at a boundary portion between the cleaning liquid held in the cleaning tank and the intermediate medium in contact with the bottom surface of the cleaning tank, are refracted in a second direction that is different than the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,137,478

CLASSIFIER AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A CLASSIFIER

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A method of operating a classifier for classifying granular feedstock, comprising:rotating a rotary cage of the classifier;
through an air-guiding system that surrounds and is separated a distance from the rotary cage, aspirating classifying air into a classifying zone formed between the rotary cage and the air-guiding system, which classifying zone includes one or more baffles that have an orientation, size, and shape that generate an inhomogeneous flow field at the circumference of the rotary case that, together with the separation distance, generate an increase of torque acting on said rotating rotary cage by at least 20% as compared to an amount of torque acting on said rotary cage that would result from the classifying zone having no baffles disposed therein and the separation distance having no influence on the torque: and
feeding the granular feedstock into the classifying zone.

US Pat. No. 10,137,350

GOLF AID INCLUDING HEADS UP DISPLAY FOR GREEN READING

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An electronic imaging system for assisting a user with reading terrain within an environment, the electronic imaging system comprising:a memory component storing topographical slope data for a plurality of terrains within the environment;
a heads up display configured to be worn by the user, the heads up display having a display screen with a transparent display area configured to display images within a field of view of the user; and
a processor operable to communicate with the memory component and the heads up display, the processor being configured to:
identify one of the terrains proximate to a location of the user;
receive, from the memory component, the topographical slope data for the identified one of the terrains; and
direct the heads up display to display a visual indication of the received topographical slope data superimposed on the identified one of the terrains as the identified terrain is visible through the transparent display area of the display screen within the field of view of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,137,341

VARIABLE BOUNCE HEIGHT CLUB HEADS AND RELATED METHODS

Karsten Manufacturing Cor...

1. A golf club head comprising:a partial club head body configured to be removably coupled at different times with a first attachment member and a second attachment member in a recess of the club head body;
a back cavity separate from the recess;
a custom tuning port weight comprising a top end;
wherein the partial club head body further comprises a front surface, a top portion, a toe portion, a heel portion, and a sole portion;
wherein the partial club head body sole portion is omitted when neither the first nor the second attachment are removably coupled within the recess of the partial club head body;
wherein the back cavity comprises a top and a bottom;
wherein a complete club head body is formed when the first or the second attachment member is coupled with the partial club head body to form a sole portion;
wherein the first or the second attachment member comprises all of the sole portion extending entirely from the toe portion to the heel portion of a complete club head body;
wherein:
when the partial club head body is coupled with the first attachment member, the complete club head body comprises:
a first sole portion;
a loft angle;
a bounce angle; and
a first bounce height;
and
when the partial club head body is coupled with the second attachment member, the complete club head body comprises:
a second sole portion;
a loft angle;
a bounce angle; and
a second bounce height different than the first bounce height;
wherein the back cavity has an opening at the top of the back cavity and is closed at the bottom of the back cavity;
wherein the first attachment member comprises an asymmetric edge;
wherein the second attachment member comprises an asymmetric edge;
wherein the custom tuning port weight is disposed in the back cavity such that the top of the custom tuning port weight is exposed,
and the custom tuning port weight is separate from the recess;
wherein the recess comprises a recess edge;
wherein the recess edge is asymmetric in relation to the asymmetric edge of either the first attachment member or the second attachment member;
wherein the first attachment member or the second attachment member is disposed in the recess in a single orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,137,306

MATERIALS, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR PIEZOELECTRIC ENERGY HARVESTING AND STORAGE

The Arizona Board of Rege...

1. A system for providing energy to a device or machine comprising a stack of layers of mechanical energy harvesting materials and one or more rectifiers, filters, and/or batteries,wherein the stack comprises a first layer of mechanical energy harvesting materials below a second layer of mechanical energy harvesting materials,
wherein each layer comprises a group of mechanical energy harvesting materials, wherein the mechanical energy harvesting materials in each group are connected in parallel,
wherein each mechanical energy harvesting material comprises a flexible substrate, wherein the flexible substrate has a Young's modulus of about 0.01 to 5.0 GPa, and a plurality of piezoelectric elements,
wherein the piezoelectric elements are in the form of ribbons, wherein each ribbon is located between a first and a second electrode, wherein the first and second electrodes are parallel to the surface of the ribbon, wherein each ribbon has a thickness, a width and a length, and wherein the piezoelectric elements are located in and/or on the flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,137,258

PHARMACEUTICAL INJECTION DEVICE AND STORAGE CASE THEREFOR

PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION,...

1. A pharmaceutical injection device, comprising:a main case that has a pharmaceutical syringe mounting component to which a pharmaceutical syringe is mounted;
a piston that is provided movably with respect to the pharmaceutical syringe mounted to the pharmaceutical syringe mounting component;
a driver that drives the piston;
a power switch that switches power on and off;
a display component that is provided to the main case;
a needle mounting component;
a needle detector that is provided to the main case and directly or indirectly detects whether an injection needle is mounted to the needle mounting component;
a cap that is removably attached to the main case so as to be disposed around an outer periphery of the pharmaceutical syringe in a state in which the pharmaceutical syringe is mounted to the pharmaceutical syringe mounting component;
a cap detector that detects whether the cap is attached to the main case; and
a controller that, after a user switches off the power switch:
executes a first control to display on the display component a message directly or indirectly prompting the user to remove the injection needle when mounting of the injection needle has been detected by the needle detector,
executes a second control to display on the display component a message prompting the user to mount the cap when mounting of the cap is not detected by the cap detector after execution of the first control, and
switches off the power if the injection needle is not removed and the cap detector does not detect mounting of the cap after a predetermined time.

US Pat. No. 10,137,152

INOCULATION BY APPLYING NANOSECOND PULSED ELECTRIC FIELDS TO A BIOPSY AND REINTRODUCING THE TREATED BIOPSY TO THE SUBJECT

Pulse Biosciences, Inc., ...

1. A method of using a biopsy to treat a disease in a subject, the method comprising:passing sub-microsecond pulsed electric fields sufficient to stimulate apoptosis through a sample of cells extracted from an abnormal growth from a subject; and
reintroducing at least some cells of the sample into the subject after initiation of apoptosis in the at least some cells has been confirmed, so that the at least some cells that have initiated apoptosis inoculate the subject from the disease.

US Pat. No. 10,137,107

SUBSTITUTED PHENYLPYRROLECARBOXAMIDES WITH THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY IN HIV

New York Blood Center, In...

1. A compound represented by Formula 1:wherein R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R12, R13, and R14 are H, a halide, or a substituent having a molecular weight of 15 Da to 150 Da and consisting of 2 to 5 chemical elements, wherein the chemical elements are independently C, H, O, N, S, P, F, Cl, Br, or I;R11 is H, optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, the optional substituent having a molecular weight of 15 Da to 150 Da and consisting of 2 to 5 chemical elements, wherein the chemical elements are independently C, H, O, N, S, P, F, Cl, Br, or I;
R15, and R15a are H, optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, optionally substituted carbamimidoyl, optionally substituted C1-6 aryl, or optionally substituted C1-6 heteroaryl, the optional substituent having a molecular weight of 15 Da to 150 Da and consisting of 2 to 5 chemical elements, wherein the chemical elements are independently C, H, O, N, S, P, F, Cl, Br, or I;
R16 is H or C1-6 hydrocarbyl; and
Y is a bond or C1-3 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,137,097

NON-PEPTIDIC GAPDH AGGREGATION INHIBITOR

OSAKA PREFECTURE UNIVERSI...

1. A compound represented by any of the chemical formula 1 wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of from 1 to 10, the chemical formula 2 wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of from 1 to 10, and n is an integer of 1 or more, or the chemical formula 3 wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of from 1 to 10, and n is an integer of 1 or more, and a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof

US Pat. No. 10,137,031

COMBINATION THERAPY INTRAVAGINAL RINGS

International Partnership...

1. An intravaginal ring comprising a eutectic composition comprising dapivirine and an antimicrobial compound,wherein less than about 7 mg of dapivirine is released in vitro from said ring during an initial 24 hour period of release,
wherein the release rate of the antimicrobial compound from the intravaginal ring in vitro is increased as compared to the release rate of the antimicrobial compound from an intravaginal ring comprising the antimicrobial compound without dapivirine, and
wherein the intravaginal ring is a matrix-type ring, or a reservoir-type ring comprising a core and a sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,136,989

PROSTHETIC IMPLANT DEVICES

Omega Ophthalmics LLC, V...

1. A prosthetic implant device for insertion into a natural capsular bag of an eye after removal of a cataract, the natural capsular bag having a volume prior to removal of the cataract, wherein said prosthetic implant device is adapted to contain an intraocular lens, said prosthetic implant device comprising an anterior surface including an opening configured to remain open in the eye, and a posterior surface, wherein at least a portion of said posterior surface is a refractive surface, wherein the refractive surface has a non-zero diopter optical power and wherein said prosthetic implant device is configured to mechanically maintain substantially the volume of the natural capsular bag.

US Pat. No. 10,136,927

ROD REDUCTION ASSEMBLIES AND RELATED METHODS

NuVasive, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A system to facilitate seating of a spinal rod into a rod-receiving portion of a fixation anchor, comprising:a rod reducer having a coupling unit and a translation unit, the coupling unit including a pair of anchor coupling arms situated at a distal end of the coupling unit, the anchor coupling arms each including an engagement feature that engages complementary engagement features on the rod receiving portion of the fixation anchor and a locking mechanism operable to inhibit disengagement of the coupling arm engagement features from the complementary engagement features on the rod receiving portion of the fixation anchor, the coupling arms being spaced apart to define a cavity and a rod channel therebetween, the translation unit extending from a proximal end to a distal rod engagement end, the distal rod engagement end being coupled to a translating mechanism that drives distal advancement of the distal rod engagement end relative to the coupling arms, and a passage extending through the translating unit from the proximal end to the distal rod engagement end configured for the passage of a locking cap through the translating unit from the proximal end to the rod engagement end.

US Pat. No. 10,136,860

SYSTEM FOR DETECTING AND TREATING HEART INSTABILITY

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A system for assessing a risk associated with a suspected heart rhythm disorder in a beating human heart, the system comprising:one or more sensors configured to detect one or more signals from the beating human heart;
a diagnostic unit configured to receive the one or more signals and:
calculate one or more signal changes associated with the one or more signals in response to an induced variation in at least one of rate and regularity in the beating human heart;
determine whether a slope of an action potential duration restitution curve associated with the signal changes indicates the suspected heart rhythm disorder, the action potential duration restitution curve defined by action potential durations corresponding to preceding diastolic intervals associated with the signals;
generate a risk score for the suspected heart rhythm disorder based at least in part on the signal changes and the slope; and
a display device for displaying a clinical representation based at least in part on the risk score for use in assessing the risk associated with the suspected heart rhythm disorder.

US Pat. No. 10,136,835

DETERMINING A PRESENCE OF AN OBJECT

University of Washington ...

1. A method of detecting a kidney stone within a medium, comprising:inducing an excited state of the kidney stone by transmitting one or more first ultrasound pulses into the medium that surrounds the kidney stone, wherein the excited state is characterized by varying a size or a shape of a bubble attached to the kidney stone, and wherein the excited state of the kidney stone has different ultrasound reflection characteristics when compared to the kidney stone in a non-excited state;
transmitting one or more second ultrasound pulses into the medium towards the kidney stone in the excited state, wherein the second ultrasound pulses have a lower amplitude than the first ultrasound pulses;
detecting one or more reflections of the one or more second ultrasound pulses off of the kidney stone in the excited state; and
determining that the kidney stone is in the medium based on detecting the one or more reflections.

US Pat. No. 10,136,831

SWEAT SENSING WITH CHRONOLOGICAL ASSURANCE

University Of Cincinnati,...

1. A sweat sensor device capable of continuous monitoring and chronological assurance comprising:one or more sweat sensors adapted to detect a specific solute in sweat and to obtain measurements of said solute in sweat over at least a first time period and a second time period;
a sweat sampling volume between a sampling site on skin and said one or more sweat sensors, said sweat sampling volume at least in part determining a sweat sampling rate; and
electronics adapted to correlate said sweat sampling rate with said measurements from said one or more sensors to provide a chronological assurance of the effective rate at which newly originated sweat reaches said one or more sweat sensors during the first and second time periods.

US Pat. No. 10,136,784

AUTONOMOUS VACUUM

Techtronic Industries Co....

1. An autonomous vacuum cleaner comprising:an outer housing with one or more of a controller, a sensor, and an automatic wheel assembly operable in combination to sense a surrounding environment and to navigate about the surrounding environment to perform a surface cleaning operation without continuous human input;
a suction nozzle;
a suction motor and a fan assembly operable to generate an airflow through the vacuum cleaner from the suction nozzle through a debris separator to a clean air exhaust,
the suction motor and the fan assembly having an axis of rotation and a fan of the fan assembly rotatable about the axis of rotation,
the debris separator including a cyclonic separator operable to separate debris from the airflow, the cyclonic separator located within the housing, the cyclonic separator including:
a cylindrical wall along a longitudinal axis, the cylindrical wall having a first end and a second end and,
a dirty air inlet,
a clean air outlet,
a debris outlet adjacent the second end of the cylindrical wall, and
a dust bin in fluid communication with the debris outlet of the cyclonic separator, where the cyclonic separator longitudinal axis is coaxial with the motor and fan assembly axis of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,136,783

SUCTION APPARATUS FOR CLEANING PURPOSES

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A suction apparatus for cleaning purposes, comprising:a container having a container interior;
a suction subassembly;
a changeable-shape filter element which is arrangeable in the container interior;
a pumping subassembly, wherein a mixture made up of a carrier fluid and entrained particles of dirt can be taken in via a suction inlet by negative pressure generated by the suction subassembly, wherein the particles of dirt are restrainable by the changeable-shape filter element, and wherein the carrier fluid after filtering by the changeable-shape filter element is deliverable by the pumping subassembly from the container interior to a fluid outlet;
wherein the changeable-shape filter element is a filter bag, wherein the mixture can be taken into the filter bag by the suction subassembly; and
a filter bag restraining part that subdivides the container interior into a filter bag accommodating space and a fluid delivery space, wherein the filter bag is disposed in the filter bag accommodating space and is prevented by the filter bag restraining part from expanding into the fluid delivery space from which carrier fluid flowing around, or through, the filter bag restraining part is delivered by the pumping subassembly from the fluid delivery space to the fluid outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,136,737

PORTABLY SUSPENDED RETRACTABLE SHELF

DCONNECT GROUP LLC, St. ...

1. A portably suspended retractable shelf for storing items proximate to a piece of furniture, comprising:a horizontal platform having an inner portion and an outer portion, the inner portion adapted to be frictionally engaged within a select location along a seam formed between an upper cushion member of the piece of the furniture and a lower cushion support member of the piece of the furniture, the frictional engagement created by the seam having a thickness that is less than a thickness of the horizontal platform, the outer portion of the horizontal platform extending outward from the seam of the piece of the furniture; and
a wireless charger disposed within the outer portion of the horizontal platform, and the wireless charger configured to supply power to at least one of an electrical device on and an electronic device adjacent to the horizontal platform.

US Pat. No. 10,136,727

BOOT RACK WITH ANGLED SUPPORT

Richards Homewares, Inc.,...

1. A boot rack comprisinga frame having a central bar extending between a pair of support feet, such that the pair of support feet engage a surface;
at least one elongate boot support element having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the at least one elongate boot support element includes a fixed component and a rotating component, such that the fixed component is fixed relative to the central bar, and the rotating component is connected to the fixed component via a hinge connection;
wherein the hinge connection defines a hinge axis which allows the rotating component to rotate about the hinge axis, wherein the hinge axis is separate from an axis formed by the central bar;
a locking mechanism such that when the at least one elongate boot support element is rotated to a vertically-extending position, a pair of interlocking elbows, located on the fixed component and the rotating component align and slide into a locked configuration, and
wherein the interlocking elbow located on the rotating component is structured to come into physical contact with the central bar to stop rotation of the rotating component at a user-selected position of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,136,717

WATERPROOF ENCLOSURE

ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A waterproof enclosure for enclosing an electronic component, comprising:an outer shell having a penetrating hole formed therethrough;
a waterproof filter having air permeability and covering the penetrating hole; and
a projecting part projecting from an outer surface of the outer shell and covering the penetrating hole,
wherein the projecting part includes a plurality of vent holes connecting the penetrating hole to outside space,
wherein each of the vent holes is delimited by a sloping surface extending at an angle from the outer surface toward the penetrating hole, and
wherein the projecting part includes an outer circumferential part and an inner circumferential part which are concentric hollow cylinders, a space being formed between a lateral surface of the outer circumferential part and a lateral surface of the inner circumferential part, the lateral surface of the outer circumferential part having the vent holes formed therethrough, the lateral surface of the inner circumferential part facing the vent holes formed through the lateral surface of the outer circumferential part.

US Pat. No. 10,136,677

RETRACTABLE MOUTHPIECE AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE HAVING THE SAME

JOYETECH EUROPE HOLDING G...

1. A retractable mouthpiece, comprising:an upper cover of a hollow structure with a receiving cavity;
a lower cover that fits with the upper cover;
a fastener arranged between the upper cover and the lower cover and housed inside the receiving cavity;
a smoking pipe housed inside the receiving cavity; and
an elastic component arranged between the smoking pipe and the lower cover,
wherein the fastener is sleeved on the smoking pipe, and the smoking pipe is extended out of the upper cover or retracted within the upper cover when the smoking pipe is pressed and/or rotated.

US Pat. No. 10,136,674

ELECTRONIC VAPORISER SYSTEM

BEYOND TWENTY LTD., Lond...

1. An electronic cigarette vaporiser system that includes an electronic vaporiser and a user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge, wherein the electronic vaporiser includes a heating element that is not in the user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge but is instead in, or in e-liquid communication with, an e-liquid reservoir in the vaporiser; wherein the electronic vaporiser includes a mechanical valve that is (i) pushed up from its seat to enable automatic filling of the vaporiser with e-liquid from a fluid transfer mechanism in the system and (ii) returns to seal against its seat at other times when the vaporiser is being vaped or inhaled from, in which the fluid transfer mechanism includes an electric or electronic pump that is configured to withdraw e-liquid from the user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge and pump pressurized e-liquid to the e-liquid reservoir in the vaporiser.

US Pat. No. 10,136,673

ELECTRICALLY HEATED AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM

PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S....

1. An electrically operated aerosol-generating system, comprising:a housing;
an aerosol-forming substrate;
at least one heating element configured to heat the aerosol-forming substrate and to generate an aerosol;
a power supply configured to supply power to the at least one heating element;
electric circuitry configured to control a supply of power from the power supply to the at least one heating element;
a first switch provided on an external surface of the housing; and
a mouthpiece comprising at least one second, touch sensitive, switch, the mouthpiece being deformable from a first configuration to a second configuration,
wherein in the first configuration the at least one second, touch sensitive, switch is not exposed and in the second configuration the at least one second, touch sensitive, switch is exposed, and
wherein the electric circuitry is configured to provide power via the power supply to the at least one heating element when both the at least one first switch and the at least one second, touch sensitive, switch are activated.

US Pat. No. 10,136,572

GAUGE WHEEL WEAR EXTENDER AND DISC SCRAPER FOR CROP PLANTERS AND SINGLE DISC AIR DRILLS

1. A planter system, comprising:a disc connected to the planter;
the disc configured to penetrate the ground to make an opening for the deposit of seed therein;
a gauge wheel connected to the planter;
a tire connected to the gauge wheel;
a wear extender connected to the gauge wheel;
the wear extender having an engagement section that covers an interior edge of the tire;
wherein when the gauge wheel is installed, the engagement section of the wear extender engages an exterior surface of the disc;
wherein the wear extender is mounted to an interior surface of the gauge wheel;
wherein the wear extender overlaps an interior surface of the gauge wheel and the tire, and the engagement section of the wear extender engages an exterior surface of the disc such that the engagement section of the wear extender is between the tire and the disc.
US Pat. No. 10,138,481

MIRNAS USEFUL FOR IDENTIFYING TARGETS ASSOCIATED WITH CANCER

Research Foundation of th...

1. A method of treating prostate cancer, the method comprising steps of: administering a duplex micro-ribonucleic acid (miRNA) composition to a patient with prostate cancer, the duplex micro-ribonucleic acid (miRNA) composition comprising:a mature strand comprising a primary structure of:
UCAGCUGGCCCUCAUUUC (SEQ ID NO: 25); wherein the mature strand has fewer than twenty-five residues, the mature strand having a 3? end;
a passenger strand having fewer than twenty-five residues, the passenger strand being hydrogen bonded to the mature strand and at least 80% complementary, but less than 100% complementary with respect to the mature strand such that there is at least one mismatch.
US Pat. No. 10,138,483

TRANSFERRIN/TRANSFERRIN RECEPTOR-MEDIATED SIRNA DELIVERY

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals...

1. A composition comprising an interfering RNA molecule-ligand conjugate, wherein the ligand comprises a peptide comprising a transferrin receptor (TfR) binding domain of transferrin (Tf) that is covalently linked to a protamine, wherein the protamine is covalently linked to the interfering RNA, and wherein the interfering RNA is able to mediate RNA interference in a cell.
US Pat. No. 10,138,487

APTAMERS AGAINST GLIOMA CELLS

University of Central Lan...

1. A method of treating Grade I or Grade III glioma in a subject, the method comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of an aptamer comprising a nucleic acid sequence designated as SEQ ID NO:2 in association with an anti-cancer agent.
US Pat. No. 10,137,221

HEMOSTATIC MIXTURE OF CELLULOSE-BASED SHORT AND LONG FIBERS

Omrix Biopharmaceuticals ...

1. Hemostatic fibers and/or aggregates composition comprising long and fine cellulose-based fibers comprised of oxidized cellulose and/or oxidized regenerated cellulose, wherein the concentration of the long fibers is in the range of 5%-25% w/w and the concentration of the fine fibers is in the range of 95%-75% w/w of the entire weight composition, wherein the size distribution of the long fibers is: D90 of more than 177 ?m and D50 of more than 95 ?m, and wherein the size distribution of the fine fibers is: D90 of less than 177 ?m, and D50 of less than 95 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,138,287

UTERINE CANCER TREATMENTS

1. A method of treating cancer in a HLA-A*02+ patient having the cancer overexpressing a PGR polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 and presenting at its surface a peptide consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 in complex with an MHC class I molecule, said method comprising administering to said patient an effective amount of activated antigen-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T cells to selectively eliminate the cancer cells, wherein said activated antigen-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T cells are produced by contacting CD8+ cytotoxic T cells with an antigen presenting cell presenting at its surface a peptide consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 in the context of a complex with an MHC class I molecule in vitro, wherein the cancer is selected from the group consisting of uterine cancer, breast cancer, and hepatocellular cancer (HCC).
US Pat. No. 10,138,288

PEPTIDES AND COMBINATION OF PEPTIDES FOR USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST VARIOUS TUMORS

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of ILQDGQFLV (SEQ ID NO. 157) in the form of a pharmaceutical acceptable salt and an adjuvant.
US Pat. No. 10,138,295

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING AAV EXPRESSING DUAL ANTIBODY CONSTRUCTS AND USES THEREOF

THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVE...

1. A recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV) having an AAV capsid and packaged therein a heterologous nucleic acid which expresses at least two functional monospecific antibodies in a cell, wherein the recombinant AAV comprises:a 5? AAV inverted terminal repeat (ITR);
a first expression cassette which encodes at least a first open reading frame (ORF) for a first immunoglobulin under the control of regulatory control sequences which direct expression thereof;
a second expression cassette which comprises a second ORF, a linker, and a third ORF under the control of regulatory control sequences which direct expression thereof, wherein the second and third ORF are for a second and third immunoglobulin construct; and
a 3? AAV ITR.
US Pat. No. 10,138,559

CHEMICAL CONVERSION AGENT AND METAL SURFACE TREATMENT METHOD

NIPPON PAINT SURF CHEMICA...

1. A chemical conversion agent comprising one, or two or more metal element(s) (A) selected from the group consisting of zirconium, titanium, and hafnium,a vanadium element (B), and
a resin (C),
wherein the chemical coversion agent only includes, as the resin (C), a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (C1) consisting of at least one of polyvinyl alcohol and a derivative thereof, and one, or two or more metal ion-crosslinkable polymer(s) (C2),
wherein a polymerization degree of the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (C1) is 500 to 1,100,
wherein the metal ion-crosslinkable polymer (C2) is one, or two or more polymer(s) selected from the group consisting of polyacrylic acid, phosphoric acid polymer, phosphonic acid polymer, water-soluble or water-dispersible epoxy polymer, water-soluble or water-dispersible urethane-based polymer, and polyester,
wherein the value of a ratio (Wa/Wb) of the mass-based total content (Wa) of the metal element (A) to the mass-based content (Wb) of the vanadium element (B) is 0.1-15,
wherein the value of a ratio ((Wa+Wb)/Wc1) of the mass-based total content (Wa+Wb) of the metal element (A) and the vanadium element (B) to the mass-based total content (Wc1) of the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (C1) is 0.25-15, and
wherein the value of a ratio (Wc2/(Wc1+Wc2)) of the mass-based total content (Wc2) of the metal ion-crosslinkable polymer (C2) to the mass-based total content (Wc1+Wc2) of the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (C1) and the metal ion-crosslinkable polymer (C2) is 0.4 or less.
US Pat. No. 10,138,319

POLYMER AND ASPHALT COMPOSITION

Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kai...

1. A polymer comprising a conjugated diene monomer unit and a vinyl aromatic monomer unit,wherein the polymer has a polymer block (A) comprising the vinyl aromatic monomer unit as a main component and a polymer block (B) comprising the conjugated diene monomer unit and the vinyl aromatic monomer unit,
a content of the polymer block (A) is 10% by mass or more and 40% by mass or less,
a bulk density of the polymer is 0.05 g/mL or more and 0.45 g/mL or less, and
a specific surface area of the polymer is 0.10 m2/g or more and 0.60 m2/g or less,
in the polymer block (B), a content of a short-chain vinyl aromatic monomer-polymerized moiety comprising 2 to 6 vinyl aromatic monomer units is 50% by mass or more based on the content of the vinyl aromatic monomer unit being 100% by mass.