US Pat. No. 10,138,620

FAUCET ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A THERMOSTATIC MIXING CARTRIDGE

Zurn Industries, LLC, Mi...

1. A faucet assembly comprising:a faucet body including a base and a spout supported by the base, in which the base includes a cold water connection and a hot water connection adapted for the reception of cold and hot water supplies, respectively, and in which the spout includes an outlet;
a hot water flow control valve and a cold water flow control valve each supported by the base of the faucet body;
a thermostatic mixing cartridge disposed in the base in which the thermostatic mixing cartridge has a hot water inlet that is in fluid communication with the hot water connection, a cold water inlet that is in fluid communication with the cold water connection, and a mixed water outlet;
a mixed water passageway having walls defined by the base which places the mixed water outlet of the thermostatic mixing cartridge in selective fluid communication with the outlet of the spout when the hot water flow control valve is opened; and
a cold water bypass passageway having walls defined by the base which places the cold water connection of the base in selective fluid communication with the outlet of the spout when the cold water flow control is opened;
wherein, during use, a flow of mixed water from the thermostatic mixing cartridge is regulated by the hot water control valve into the spout, a flow of the cold water is regulated by the cold water control valve, and the flows of both the mixed water and the cold water are further mixed at a juncture of the mixed water passageway and the cold water bypass passageway prior to exiting the faucet assembly via the outlet of the spout.

US Pat. No. 10,138,555

GAS CONTROL SYSTEM AND PROGRAM FOR GAS CONTROL SYSTEM

HORIBA STEC, CO., LTD., ...

1. A gas control system used for a vaporizer comprising: a tank adapted to contain a material; a carrier gas line adapted to introduce a carrier gas into the tank; a gas supply line through which a material gas produced by vaporizing the material and the carrier gas flow and led out of the tank; and a diluent gas line adapted to merge with the gas supply line and introduce a diluent gas into the gas supply line, the gas control system comprising:a first valve that is provided in the carrier gas line or provided in the gas supply line on an upstream side of a merging point with the diluent gas line;
a flow rate control mechanism that is provided in the diluent gas line and comprises a flow rate sensor and a second valve;
a first concentration sensor that is provided in the gas supply line on a downstream side of the merging point with the diluent gas line and adapted to measure a concentration of the material gas in a post-dilution mixed gas containing the material gas, the carrier gas, and the diluent gas;
a first valve control part adapted to control an opening level of the first valve so as to decrease a deviation between a preset setting concentration of the material gas in the post-dilution mixed gas and a post-dilution measured concentration of the material gas in the post-dilution mixed gas, the post-dilution measured concentration being measured by the first concentration sensor;
a diluent gas setting flow rate calculation part adapted to, on a basis of a preset setting total flow rate of the post-dilution mixed gas, the post-dilution measured concentration, and an estimated or actually measured concentration of the material gas in a pre-dilution mixed gas, calculate a diluent gas setting flow rate that is a flow rate of the diluent gas to be flowed through the diluent gas line; and
a second valve control part adapted to control an opening level of the second valve so as to decrease a deviation between the diluent gas setting flow rate and a measured flow rate measured by the flow rate sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,138,539

METHOD OF MANAGING COATING UNIFORMITY WITH AN OPTICAL THICKNESS MONITORING SYSTEM

1. A method of managing thickness uniformity for coating layer on a substrate in a coating system comprising:under the application of a uniformity control system comprising a multi-mask set and a multi-beam optical monitoring system having a laser array and a detector array,
computing error function based on transmission of laser in all laser beams passing through the coating layer being formed on the substrate during a deposition process;
comparing the value of said error function of all laser beams to a predetermined constant value;
ceasing said deposition process when the value of said error function of all laser beams is less or equal to said constant value;
computing error function of each laser beam in said optical monitoring system once said deposition process is stopped;
computing deposition rates for each laser beam by plotting the value of error function of each laser beam against the time of said deposition process;
selecting the laser beam with a deposition rate different from other laser beams and identifying a certain area of said coating layer through which the laser beam passes;
adjusting said multi-mask set in a way that it is to affect the deposition process on said certain area of said coating layer so that a suitable deposition rate is to be applied to said certain area;
resuming next deposition process to form next coating layer under the adjustment of said multi-mask set.

US Pat. No. 10,138,324

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF SILYLATED POLYMERS HAVING LOW COLOR AND COLOR STABILITY

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A process for the preparation of a quenched silylated polymer composition comprising(a) reacting a prepolymer with a silylating agent, by a silylation reaction, to produce a silylated polymer composition containing reactive isocyanate functional groups in which a stabilization package containing at least one phosphite stabilizer and at least one sterically hindered phenol is added to the process before the silylation reaction or during the silylation reaction; and
(b) quenching the silylated polymer composition of step (a) by reacting a stoichiometric amount or an excess amount of at least one isocyanato-reactive scavenging agent possessing at least one active hydrogen relative with the residual isocyanate of said silylated polymer composition to produce a quenched silylated polymer composition, with the proviso that when the process is a continuous process, the process does not include backmixing of at least a portion of the silylated polymer composition.

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. 10,138,201

COMPOUND FOR ORGANIC ELETROLUMINESCENT DEVICE AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SK CHEMICALS CO., LTD., ...

1. A compound for an organic electroluminescent device, represented by Chemical Formula 1 below:
wherein Ar1 is a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heteroaryl group, or AO is further coupled with a carbon atom adjacent to a carbon atom linked therewith to form a substituted or unsubstituted fused C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heteroaryl group,
R1 is a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heteroaryl group, or R1 is coupled with Ar1 to form a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heteroaryl group, and
R2 to R13 are identical to or different from each other, and R2 to R13 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heteroaryl group, or at least one of R2 to R13 is further coupled with a carbon atom adjacent to a carbon atom linked therewith to form a substituted or unsubstituted fused C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heteroaryl group.

US Pat. No. 10,137,783

HIGH-VOLTAGE VEHICLE NETWORK OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, QUICK-BREAK SWITCH AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE HIGH-VOLTAGE VEHICLE NETWORK

1. A high-voltage vehicle network of a motor vehicle, the high-voltage network comprising:a high-voltage battery;
a consumer network;
an electrical cable connecting said high-voltage battery to said consumer network;
a quick-break switch for disconnecting said high-voltage battery from said consumer network, said quick-break switch receiving an airbag signal, said quick-break switch containing a relay drive, an auxiliary drive having an activation cable and receiving the airbag signal, a magnetic drive with a control cable connected to said relay drive, and a relay with two relay contacts, said relay being open when not electrically powered; and
said magnetic drive having a movable impact armature, said auxiliary drive acting on said movable impact armature.

US Pat. No. 10,137,780

LED INDICATING DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR A VEHICLE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER

Magneti Marelli S.p.A., ...

1. An LED indicating device, in particular for a vehicle instrument cluster, the device comprising:a plate comprising at least one light permeable portion, the light permeable portion having a rear surface;
a plurality of LED sources arranged in a position spaced apart from said rear surface;
a light guide comprising a body distinct from said plate and interposed between said LED sources and said rear surface;
a control unit acting to control the power supply to said LED sources;
said body having a first surface facing said LED sources and a second surface facing said rear surface and including:
a matrix made of a light impermeable material;
a plurality of light permeable elements, which are embedded in said matrix and continuously extend from said first surface to said second surface;wherein:said light permeable elements are embedded in said matrix in positions spaced apart from one another;
said second surface is spaced apart from said rear surface.

US Pat. No. 10,137,744

MEASUREMENT AND MONITORING DEVICE FOR TIRE-RELATED VARIABLES OF A VEHICLE

Fachhochschule Aachen, A...

1. A device for measuring and/or monitoring tire-related variables of a vehicle with a sensor unit (1) for transmitting, receiving and processing signals, comprisingan antenna unit of the sensor unit (1) for emission of a transmission signal (S) in the direction of an object being measured (7) and wherein a reflection signal (R, R?) reflected by the object being measured is received and analysed, and
a transceiver unit (2) of the sensor unit (1), by means of which a reflection factor (S11), formed as the quotient from the reflection signal reflected by the object being measured (R) and the transmission signal (S), is measured, and by means of which a resonance frequency and/or a phase difference between the transmission signal (S) and the reflection signal (R) is determined,
wherein the transceiver unit (2) has a vector network analyser (VNA) and an analysis unit (11), so that a distance to the object being measured (7) is established by detecting the phase difference between the transmission signal (S) and the reflection signal (R), and
wherein first reflector elements (15) oriented in the peripheral direction and second reflector elements (16) arranged transversally to the first reflector elements (15) are provided, so that the reflection signal (R?) is varied as a function of a steering lock of a wheel (5).

US Pat. No. 10,137,087

LIPID-DERIVED NEUTRAL NANOPARTICLES

Translate Bio, Inc., Lex...

1. A composition comprising a lipid nanoparticle having an overall neutral surface charge and encapsulating negatively charged mRNA, wherein said lipid nanoparticle is made by a method comprising the steps of:(a) encapsulating said negatively charged mRNA within a lipid nanoparticle, wherein the lipid nanoparticle comprises:
a cationic lipid, the cationic lipid comprising a polar head-group bound to a lipophilic tail-group via a linker group, the polar head-group being exposed on the surface of the lipid nanoparticle, and the linker group being susceptible to chemical or enzymatic cleavage;
a PEG-modified lipid;
one or more non-cationic lipids that is zwitterionic or anionic; and
one or more non-cationic lipids that is neutral;
and
(b) exposing the lipid nanoparticle to chemical or enzymatic cleavage thereby releasing the polar head-group from the surface of the lipid nanoparticle to provide an overall neutral surface charge to the lipid nanoparticle.

US Pat. No. 10,136,951

SYSTEMS, METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR IMAGE GUIDED SURGERY

InnerOptic Technology, In...

1. A method of displaying a perspective view of an image, the method comprising:receiving emplacement data associated with a physical medical device;
determining an emplacement of a medical image slice based at least in part on the emplacement data;
determining a perspective view of the medical image slice in a virtual 3D space based at least in part on a relative orientation of the physical medical device with respect to an expected location of a user, wherein the expected location of the user is a fixed location in front of one or more displays; and
causing the one or more displays to display in real-time the perspective view of the medical image slice in the virtual 3D space.

US Pat. No. 10,136,817

BODY AREA NETWORK PAIRING IMPROVEMENTS FOR CLINICAL WORKFLOWS

Welch Allyn, Inc., Skane...

1. A method for connecting a sensor device to a patient monitoring device, the method comprising:setting a first radio of the sensor device to off;
detecting when the sensor device is in proximity of the patient monitoring device;
upon detecting proximity of the patient monitoring device, turning on the first radio of the sensor device;
before pairing, detecting a second radio of the patient monitoring device;
after turning on the first radio of the sensor device and after detecting a second radio of the patient monitoring device, pairing the first radio of the sensor device to the second radio of the patient monitoring device;
transferring status information and configuration information to the patient monitoring device;
determining whether the sensor device is compatible with the patient monitoring device;
providing an indication if the sensor device is not compatible with the patient monitoring device; and
selecting a connection mode between the sensor device and the patient monitoring device, the connection mode being one of:
loose pairing that provides no alerts when a connection between the sensor device and the patient monitoring device is broken, and
tight pairing that provides the alerts when the connection between the sensor device and the patient monitoring device is broken.

US Pat. No. 10,136,759

BREASTMILK HANDLING APPARATUS PARTICULARLY USEFUL FOR WARMING OF BREASTMILK CONTAINERS SUCH AS BOTTLES AND SYRINGES

Medela Holding AG, (CH)

1. A liner configured to be used with an infant feeding thermal treatment system, the liner comprising:a flexible receptacle defining an interior;
a rim member having a first portion defining a receptacle opening for airflow from the thermal treatment system to pass into and then out of the interior and adapted to allow a container to be passed at least partially therethrough and the rim member having a second portion extending from the first portion, the rim member having a living hinge arranged between the first portion and the second portion such that the second portion is configured to flex downward relative to the first portion; and
a port formed in the second portion of the rim member such that the port is off-center in the rim member relative to the receptacle opening, the port adapted to allow a container to be passed at least partially therethrough and into the receptacle interior,
wherein heated airflow from the thermal treatment system warms the container when at least a portion of the container is within the receptacle interior.

US Pat. No. 10,136,671

SMOKING ARTICLE

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO ...

1. A smoking article, comprising:a first part,
a second part movable relative to the first part, one of the first or second parts including:
a section of sheet material wrapped around one or more rod articles, the section of sheet material having a circumferential leading edge and/or a trailing edge, the circumferential leading edge and/or trailing edge being angled with respect to a longitudinal axis of the smoking article and extending both longitudinally and circumferentially with respect to said one or more rod articles;
the section of sheet material configured to rotate relative to the other of the first or second parts, the first and second parts configured such that a relative rotational position of the first and second parts controls a property of the smoking article; and
a control tab formed from said section of sheet material and disposed over only a portion of a circumference of the smoking article, the angled circumferential leading edge and/or trailing edge being disposed on the control tab, and
wherein the second part of the smoking article is restrained to a single longitudinal position relative to the first part of the smoking article.
US Pat. No. 10,138,368

BLOCK COPOLYMER COMPOSITION AND ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kai...

1. A block copolymer composition comprising:(i) 50% by mass or more and 90% by mass or less of a component (a) that is a block copolymer comprising a polymer block (A) mainly comprising a vinyl aromatic monomer unit and a polymer block (B) mainly comprising a conjugated diene monomer unit, wherein the block copolymer has a weight average molecular weight of 30,000 or higher and 150,000 or lower,
(ii) a component (b-2) that is a block copolymer comprising a polymer block (A) mainly comprising a vinyl aromatic monomer unit and a polymer block (B) mainly comprising a conjugated diene monomer unit, wherein at a ratio of a weight average molecular weight of the block copolymer to the weight average molecular weight of the component (a) is 2.5 or more and less than 3.4,
(iii) a component (b-3) that is a block copolymer comprising a polymer block (A) mainly comprising a vinyl aromatic monomer unit and a polymer block (B) mainly comprising a conjugated diene monomer unit, wherein a ratio of a weight average molecular weight of the block copolymer to the weight average molecular weight of the component (a) is 3.4 or more and less than 4.5, and
(iv) optionally a component (b-1) that is a block copolymer comprising a polymer block (A) mainly comprising a vinyl aromatic monomer unit and a polymer block (B) mainly comprising a conjugated diene monomer unit, wherein a ratio of a weight average molecular weight of the block copolymer to the weight average molecular weight of the component (a) is 1.5 or more and less than 2.5,
wherein a content of the vinyl aromatic monomer unit in the component (a) and the components (b-1), (b-2) and (b-3) is 10 to 50% by mass based on a total amount of the component (a) and the components (b-1), (b-2) and (b-3),
a hydrogenation ratio in the conjugated diene monomer unit in the component (a) and the components (b-1), (b-2) and (b-3) is 20% by mass or more, and
a content of the components (b-1), (b-2) and (b-3) is 10% by mass or more and 50% by mass or less.
US Pat. No. 10,138,388

POLYMERS FOR INKJET INK COMPOSITIONS

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

1. A composition comprising:at least one pigment;
a liquid vehicle; and
at least one polymer comprising first monomers selected from ethylenically unsaturated hydrophobic monomers, and second monomers selected from maleic anhydride, maleic acid, and salts, esters, imides, and amides thereof,
wherein a portion of the second monomers are functionalized with at least one organic group having a calcium index value greater than or equal to a calcium index value of phenylphosphonic acid, and
wherein the at least one polymer is crosslinked via at least one linkage selected from amide, imide, ether, thioether, and ester linkages.
US Pat. No. 10,137,151

THERAPEUTIC DETOXIFICATION COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

IMMUTRIX THERAPEUTICS, IN...

1. An extracorporeal apparatus for use in the treatment of an autoimmune disease, the extracorporeal apparatus comprising:a first column comprising a first composition comprising a first bimodal synthetic carbon particle;
a second column comprising a second composition comprising a second bimodal synthetic carbon particle and an anion exchange resin, the second column being arranged in series subsequent to the first column; and
a third column comprising a third composition comprising a third bimodal synthetic carbon particle and a cation exchange resin, the third column being arranged in series subsequent to the second column, and where the first composition, the second composition, and the third composition each have a bioburden maximum of 20 endotoxin units, are fine particulate free, and are leachables free.

US Pat. No. 10,143,065

DIMMER SWITCH

1. A mechanism for controlling a light comprising:a wheel assembly having a rotational axis substantially perpendicular to a cover plate, the cover plate substantially parallel to a secondary cover plate and substantially parallel to a board cover plate, an outer circumference of said wheel assembly extending through the cover plate, secondary cover plate and board cover plate;
a rotational motion detector coupled to the wheel assembly for detecting a rotation of the wheel assembly, the rotational motion detector coupled to a circuit board that is substantially parallel to the board cover plate;
a dimmer control coupled to the rotational motion detector for increasing or decreasing a power output provided to the light, the dimmer control including a processor, the processor configured to increment or decrement a variable based upon a direction of rotation of the wheel assembly, the variable used to control the power output;
a push detector coupled to the wheel assembly for detecting whether the wheel assembly has been pushed; and
an on/off control responsive to the push detector for controlling whether energy is provided to the light.

US Pat. No. 10,143,015

CONTENTION-BASED RANDOM ACCESS IN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:detecting, by a user equipment (UE), at least one of a first type of data or a second type of data to be transmitted from the UE to a base station (BS) over a channel;
determining, by the UE, if a first type of physical random access channel (PRACH) resource is available for transmitting at least one of the first type of data or the second type of data to the BS;
transmitting at least one of the first type of data or the second type of data using the first type of PRACH resource based at least in part on determining the first type of PRACH resource is available; and
transmitting the second type of data using a second type of PRACH resource based at least in part on determining the first type of PRACH resource is not available.

US Pat. No. 10,143,007

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNALING THE RELEASE OF A PERSISTENT RESOURCE

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising a processor configured to:receive a first physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) transmission, wherein the first PDCCH transmission indicates a release of a downlink persistent resource;
transmit a positive acknowledgement based on receiving the first PDCCH transmission that indicates the release of the downlink persistent resource;
receive a second PDCCH transmission, wherein the second PDCCH transmission indicates a release of an uplink persistent resource; and
transmit a medium access control (MAC) control element (CE) based on receiving the second PDCCH transmission that indicates the release of the uplink persistent resource.

US Pat. No. 10,143,006

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SAVING POWER OF USER EQUIPMENT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving control information including a measurement comparison threshold value and pattern information;
determining whether a channel measurement value is less than the threshold value;
decoding a downlink control channel including scheduling information for unicast data of the terminal in an almost blank subframe (ABS) indicated by the pattern information if the channel measurement value is equal to or greater than the threshold value; and
skipping the decoding of the downlink control channel in the ABS if the channel measurement value is less than the threshold value,
wherein respective pattern information corresponds to respective measurement comparison threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,143,003

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR BEAMFORMING FEEDBACK IN WIRELESS SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A station (STA) for transmitting in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the STA comprising:a controller; and
a transceiver configured to:
receive, from an access point (AP), a channel sounding sequence including a null data packet announcement frame (NDPA) including information indicating STAs to transmit a feedback report and information indicating that the feedback report should include an index of a selected resource unit and a signal to noise ratio (SNR) value averaged over data subcarriers in the selected resource unit for each spatial stream, a null data packet (NDP) containing pilots to compute the feedback report, and a trigger frame (TF) to trigger transmission of the feedback report; and
transmit the feedback report to the AP in response to receipt of the TF.

US Pat. No. 10,142,991

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR DIRECT TERMINAL-TO-TERMINAL COMMUNICATION IN A CELLULAR SYSTEM

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:configuring common resources for supporting direct communication between terminals across a predefined registration area, said predefined area including one or more cells of a cellular system, by negotiating the common resources with one or more base stations of cells included in said predefined registration area; and
controlling an allocation of the common resources for enabling direct communication between terminals across the predefined registration area by determining and assigning the allocation of common resources and the configuration thereof to a terminal being registered to the predefined registration area,
wherein said common resources form a pool for assigning resources to a terminal for direct communication with another terminal within said predefined registration area upon registration therein.

US Pat. No. 10,142,963

MBMS CONFIGURATION BETWEEN ENBS FOR V2X SERVICES

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first base station from a second base station, an eNB configuration update message comprising one or more multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) configuration parameters employed by a first cell of the second base station, wherein the one or more MBMS configuration parameters comprising:
at least one temporary mobile group identity (TMGI) of at least one MBMS service;
a first discontinuous reception inactivity timer; and
a first scheduling period start offset;
determining, by the first base station, a second discontinuous reception inactivity timer and a second scheduling period start offset for the at least one MBMS service of the at least one TMGI, wherein the determining is based on the first discontinuous reception inactivity timer and the first scheduling period start offset;
transmitting, by the first base station to at least one wireless device, the second discontinuous reception inactivity timer and the second scheduling period start offset; and
transmitting, by the first base station to the at least one wireless device, MBMS transport blocks for the at least one MBMS service based on the second discontinuous reception inactivity timer and the second scheduling period start offset.

US Pat. No. 10,142,951

SYNCHRONIZATION OF LICENSED ASSISTED ACCESS LONG TERM EVOLUTION (LAA-LTE) OVER SHARED SPECTRUM

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:obtaining data to be transmitted in a plurality of subframes over a shared spectrum;
transmitting a first reservation message over the shared spectrum to reserve a first portion in the shared spectrum, the first reservation message indicating that an initial synchronization message will be retransmitted as a plurality of retransmitted synchronization messages with a predetermined number of subframes between each of the plurality of retransmitted synchronization messages;
receiving a second reservation message, the second reservation message reserving a second portion in the shared spectrum for a scheduled transmission of remote synchronization messages;
transmitting the initial synchronization message and the plurality of retransmitted synchronization messages during the first portion in the shared spectrum interleaved with the remote synchronization messages during the second portion in the shared spectrum; and
transmitting the data over the shared spectrum according to timing based on the first reservation message.

US Pat. No. 10,142,849

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND RADIO BASE STATION USING HANDOVER COUNT INFORMATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method, comprising the steps of:counting, by a first radio base station, a first handover number that is the number of handovers to a cell managed by the first radio base station and a second handover number that is the number of handovers from the cell in a predetermined period of time;
notifying, by the first radio base station, a second radio base station or an operation, administration and maintenance (OAM) apparatus of the first handover number, the second handover number and a load situation of the cell; and
deciding, by the second radio base station or the OAM apparatus, whether or not the cell is to be powered off based on the first handover number, the second handover number and the load situation of the cell.

US Pat. No. 10,142,682

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An image display device comprising:an antenna configured to receive a broadcast service signal;
a display unit configured to display a screen corresponding to the received broadcast service signal; and
a controller configured to:
determine whether reception sensitivity of the received broadcast service signal is less than or equal to a reference sensitivity for a current position of the antenna;
acquire broadcast reception information for receiving the broadcast service signal when the reception sensitivity of the received broadcast service signal is less than or equal to the reference sensitivity;
acquire a position of the antenna with a reception sensitivity greater than the reference sensitivity based on the acquired broadcast reception information; and
display information for changing the current position of the antenna to the acquired position of the antenna on the display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,142,667

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND SERVER APPARATUS

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A server apparatus configured to connect with a plurality of program processing apparatus and a plurality of terminal apparatus, the server apparatus comprising:a storage that stores association information that associates each of access information corresponding to each of the plurality of program processing apparatus respectively, with each of user identification information corresponding to each of the plurality of terminal apparatus respectively;
an acquisition unit that acquires the user identification information and program-specifying information;
a communicator that transmits the program-specifying information and information specifying an address of the server apparatus to a second terminal apparatus, when the acquisition unit acquires, from a first terminal apparatus, the program-specifying information and user identification corresponding to the second terminal apparatus, the second terminal apparatus being a transmission destination; and
a controller that specifies a second program processing apparatus corresponding to the access information associated with the user identification information corresponding to the second terminal apparatus, based on the association information stored in the storage, and cause the second program processing apparatus to perform processing regarding a broadcast program specified by the program-specifying information, when the acquisition unit acquires, from the second terminal apparatus, the program-specifying information and the user identification information corresponding to the second terminal apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,142,652

ENTROPY CODING MOTION VECTOR RESIDUALS OBTAINED USING REFERENCE MOTION VECTORS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for decoding a video bitstream, comprising:determining, for a current block of the video bitstream, a reference motion vector from a number of candidate reference motion vectors, wherein the reference motion vector is associated with a reference block and includes a predicted portion and a residual portion;
selecting a probability context model for the current block by evaluating the residual portion of the reference motion vector with one or more thresholds, wherein the selecting comprises:
comparing a magnitude of the residual portion of the reference motion vector with the one or more thresholds to determine an indication of likelihood of motion intensity for the current block; and
selecting the probability context model from a plurality of probability context models based on the indication of likelihood of motion intensity for the current block; and
entropy decoding, for the current block using a processor, a motion vector residual associated with the current block using the probability context model, wherein the motion vector residual is determined as a difference between a motion vector determined for the current block and the reference motion vector.

US Pat. No. 10,142,650

MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION AND REFINEMENT USING CANDIDATE AND CORRECTION MOTION VECTORS

INTERDIGITAL MADISON PATE...

1. A method for coding a current block in a current image of a sequence of images comprising:determining at least one candidate motion vector associated with a neighbouring block of said current block in the current image;
determining a prediction motion vector from said at least one candidate motion vector;
coding said current block from said prediction motion vector, wherein said prediction motion vector is determined by:
determining, for said at least one candidate motion vector, a corrective motion vector so as to minimize a distortion calculated between the neighboring block coded and reconstructed which is associated with said at least one candidate motion vector and a prediction block;
modifying said at least one candidate motion vector by adding said determined corrective motion vector to said at least one candidate motion vector, said prediction block being motion compensated by said at least one candidate motion vector as modified by said corrective motion vector, and
determining said prediction motion vector from at least said one candidate motion vector as modified by said corrective motion vector;
wherein said coding said current block from said prediction motion vector comprises determining a motion vector differential calculated from a current motion vector associated with said current block and said prediction motion vector and coding said motion vector differential.

US Pat. No. 10,142,632

MOVING IMAGE CODING APPARATUS AND MOVING IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A moving image encoding apparatus, comprising: a rectangular region size determiner which determines a size of rectangular regions of a sequence which is a set of a plurality of continuous pictures, the size being used for each of the rectangular regions of the sequence:a rectangular region divider which divides an inputted image into rectangular regions having the size which was determined by the rectangular region size determiner; and
a rectangular region encoder which determines, for the rectangular regions, a corresponding coding mode;
a quantization and transformation processor which obtains coefficient data by performing an orthogonal transformation and quantization process on a prediction error, the prediction error including differences between pixel values of a predicted image and pixel values of the inputted image in each of the rectangular regions, the predicted image being obtained by performing prediction according to the corresponding coding mode; and
a multiplexer which multiplexes the size determined by rectangular region size determiner, the coding mode determined by the rectangular region encoder, and the coefficient data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,611

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-LAYERED FRAME-COMPATIBLE VIDEO DELIVERY

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A decoding method for multi-layered frame compatible video delivery, the method comprising:in a decoder comprising one or more processors,
receiving an input video signal comprising input frames encoded in a multi-layer format, wherein the multi-layer format comprises:
a coded base layer frame comprising even columns from a first view and odd columns from a second view interleaved in a side-by-side packing arrangement;
a coded enhancement layer frame comprising odd columns from the first view and even columns from the second view interleaved in a side-by-side packing arrangement;
decoding and unpacking the coded base layer frame to generate a decoded base layer first view and a decoded base layer second view;
decoding and unpacking the coded enhancement layer (EL) frame to generate a decoded enhancement layer first view and a decoded enhancement layer second view; and
up-sampling the decoded base layer first view or the decoded base layer second view to generate an output frame in a frame compatible format.

US Pat. No. 10,142,607

SINGLE DISPLAY PIPE MULTI-VIEW FRAME COMPOSER METHOD AND APPARATUS

ATI Technologies ULC, Ma...

1. A method for providing multi-view video comprising:generating stereoscopic multi-view composed frames using a single display pipe that employs multiple viewports wherein each of the stereoscopic multi-view composed frames includes both left eye and right eye data;
providing the stereoscopic multi-view composed frames for display as stereoscopic multi-view video;
generating viewport read requests for at least two viewports of the multiple viewports of the single display pipe based on viewport configuration data;
receiving fetched frame data associated with each of the viewport read requests for the at least two viewports wherein the fetched frame data represents more than one view of a multi-view frame; and
wherein the generating of the stereoscopic multi-view composed frames is based on the received fetched frame data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,508

BATTERY-POWERED PRINTER, POS SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PRINTING WITH BATTERY-POWERED PRINTER

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A battery-powered printer comprising:a printing head that has a plurality of heat generating elements arranged along a direction orthogonal to a transport direction of a recording medium and is configured to print on the recording medium;
a temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature inside the printer; and
a processor configured to determine whether the temperature measured by the temperature sensor is equal to or lower than a predetermined threshold, determine a constant printing speed at the time of printing under a condition where the temperature is equal to or lower than the predetermined threshold, and control the printing head and a transporting speed of the recording medium so as to cause each line of the print data to be printed on the recording medium at the constant printing speed.

US Pat. No. 10,142,161

TECHNIQUES FOR DISTRIBUTION OF APPLICATION DELIVERY

Radware, Ltd., Tel Aviv ...

1. A method for distributing application delivery controller services in a virtual network, comprising:activating a first application delivery controller (ADC) agent on at least a first host machine of a plurality of host machines included in the virtual network, wherein the first host machine is configured to host at least one client;
intercepting, by the first ADC agent, a request from the at least one client, wherein the request is for a service provided by one server of a plurality of servers hosted by the plurality of host machines wherein the at least one client hosted by the first host machine on which the ADC agent is also hosted is a consumer of the service provided by the server in response to the client-initiated request for service;
selecting, by the first ADC agent, a server of the plurality of servers to serve the request;
forwarding, by the first ADC agent, the intercepted request to the selected server; and
relaying a response to the intercepted request received from the selected server to the at least one client.

US Pat. No. 10,142,096

AXIAL RATIO AND CROSS-POLARIZATION CALIBRATION IN WIRELESS RECEIVER

MOVANDI CORPORATION, New...

1. A wireless receiver, comprising:an antenna panel coupled to an H-combined/V-combined generation block;
an H-combined output, corresponding to a plurality of horizontal paths, from said H-combined/V-combined generation block,
wherein said plurality of horizontal paths include a plurality of first elements;
a V-combined output, corresponding to a plurality of vertical paths, from said H-combined/V-combined generation block,
wherein said plurality of vertical paths include a plurality of second elements;
an axial ratio and cross-polarization calibration block to correct for an undesired variation in said H-combined output and said V-combined output, based on a ratio of an H-combined output power of said H-combined output and a V-combined output power of said V-combined output,
wherein one of said plurality of first elements or said plurality of second elements are turned off for determination of said ratio; and
an LHCP/RHCP generation block to produce, a left-handed circularly polarized (LHCP) output and a right-handed circularly polarized (RHCP) output, based on said correction of said H-combined output and said V-combined output.

US Pat. No. 10,142,067

DETERMINING A NUMBER OF ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXING (OFDM) SYMBOLS IN A PACKET

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method for processing a physical layer (PHY) data unit, the method comprising:receiving the PHY data unit via an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) communication channel, wherein
the PHY data unit includes a set of one or more short OFDM symbols generated using a normal tone spacing, a set of one or more long OFDM symbols generated using a reduced tone spacing, an OFDM symbol indicator indicative of a number of OFDM symbols in at least one of (a) the set of one or more short OFDM symbols and (b) the set of one or more long OFDM symbols, and a length indicator indicative of a duration of at least a portion of the PHY data unit; and
determining, based at least in part on the OFDM symbol indicator, (i) a number of short OFDM symbols in the set of one or more short OFDM symbols and (ii) a number of long OFDM symbols in the set of one or more long OFDM symbols, wherein
if the OFDM symbol indicator indicates only the number of OFDM symbols in the set of one or more short OFDM symbols, determining the number of short OFDM symbols and the number of long OFDM symbols includes determining the number of long OFDM symbols based on the length indicator and the indicated number of short OFDM symbols, and
if the OFDM symbol indicator indicates only the number of OFDM symbols in the set of one or more long OFDM symbols, determining the number of short OFDM symbols and the number of long OFDM symbols includes determining the number of short OFDM symbols based on the length indicator and the indicated number of long OFDM symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,142,004

METHOD FOR PERFORMING PRE-CODING USING CODEBOOK IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for precoding, performed by a user equipment (UE), using a codebook in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a reference signal for channel estimation from an evolved Node B (eNB);
estimating a channel based on the received reference signal;
determining a precoding matrix related to the estimated channel in a codebook; and
feeding back, to the eNB, a precoding matrix index (PMI) corresponding to the determined precoding matrix,
wherein the codebook is generated based on at least one of a region to which the UE belongs and the position of the UE, and
wherein the region to which the UE belongs corresponds to one of M×N regions generated by dividing a specific sector of the eNB into M regions in a first direction and N regions in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,141,768

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAXIMIZING WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER EFFICIENCY BY INSTRUCTING A USER TO CHANGE A RECEIVER DEVICE'S POSITION

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for receiving wireless power, comprising:receiving, by at least one antenna of a receiver device, radio frequency (RF) power transmission waves from a transmitter, the RF power transmission waves converging to form controlled constructive interference patterns and destructive interference patterns in proximity to the receiver device, wherein the destructive interference patterns form a null space that surrounds the controlled constructive interference patterns and the controlled constructive interference patterns form a pocket of RF energy to be received by the receiver device;
transmitting, by the receiver device to the transmitter, information used to determine a power level of the pocket of RF energy and efficiency of power received by the receiver device via the at least one antenna from the pocket of RF energy, wherein:
the information is determined by one or more sensors in the receiver device, and
the information used to determine the power level and efficiency indicates to the transmitter that the receiver device is receiving power at less than a maximum available efficiency; and
while receiving energy from the pocket of RF energy, instructing a user of the receiver device to change a position of the receiver device based on a comparison of respective voltage level or power received in each respective position or orientation of the receiver device until a level of efficiency that is no less than the maximum available efficiency is achieved for the efficiency of power received by the receiver device via the at least one antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,141,745

PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER CONDITIONING UNITS

Tesla, Inc., Palo Alto, ...

6. A photovoltaic (PV) system for delivering power to an AC grid, the PV system comprising:a PV panel comprising a plurality of sub-strings of series connected solar cells, each sub-string of the plurality of sub-strings having an electrical connection at either end;
a set of series connected input power converters, one coupled to each sub-string of the plurality of sub-strings, wherein each input power converter includes one or more bypass diodes, a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) circuit and an output coupled to a common DC link; and
a common output power conversion stage coupled to the common DC link and configured to provide power to the AC grid;
wherein each MPPT circuit includes a control circuit that adjusts a DC output voltage of one or more of the input power converters to maintain a voltage of the common DC link above a peak AC grid voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,141,646

ARRAY ANTENNA DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An array antenna device comprising:a substrate;
a strip conductor, having a linear-shape, which is provided on the substrate;
a power feeder that feeds power to the strip conductor;
a plurality of loop elements which are provided on a first surface of the substrate, and are located along the strip conductor with a specified spacing from each other, each of the plurality of loop elements having a loop-shape with a notch;
a conductor plate provided on a second surface of the substrate, the second surface being an opposite surface of the first surface; and
a plurality of feeding elements provided on the first surface of the substrate, and connected to the strip conductor, each of the plurality of feeding elements having a shape extending along a portion of an outer edge of corresponding one of the plurality of loop elements and being separated from the corresponding one of the plurality of loop elements, wherein the plurality of loop elements include a first set of loop elements and a second set of loop elements, the first set of loop elements being located along a first side of a first contiguous portion of the strip conductor, and the second set of loop elements being located along a second side, opposite to the first side, of a second contiguous portion of the strip conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,141,642

ANTENNA AND TERMINAL

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. An antenna comprising a capacitor component, a plurality of radiators, a ground cable, and a first matching circuit, wherein:the plurality of radiators comprises a first radiator and a second radiator;
one end of the first radiator is connected at a first node to one end of the second radiator, one end of the capacitor component is connected at a second node, the first node is connected to the second node, and the second node is grounded with the ground cable;
the grounded cable comprises a ground end of the antenna, and the grounded cable comprises a distributed inductor;
the other end of the capacitor component receives a feed signal, and is connected to one end of the first matching circuit at a third node, and the other end of the capacitor component receives the feed signal by using the first matching circuit;
the first matching circuit and the capacitor component comprise a signal feed end of the antenna, and the first matching circuit comprises an inductor or a capacitor;
the second node is where the ground end, the signal feed end, and the plurality of radiators are connected to one another; and
the signal feed end and the ground end operably generates a low-frequency resonance frequency with the capacitor component and the distributed inductor of the ground cable, and the plurality of radiators operably generate a plurality of high-frequency resonance frequencies that are higher than the low-frequency resonance frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,141,477

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

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,141,142

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. 10,141,112

LAMINATED ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND MOUNTING STRUCTURE THEREOF

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A laminated electronic component comprising:a stacked body having a rectangular parallelepiped shape, the stacked body comprising dielectric layers and internal electrode layers which are alternately laminated; and
a pair of first conductors and a pair of second conductors disposed on an outer surface of the stacked body,
the stacked body comprising a pair of first and second principal surfaces which has a rectangular shape and is positioned in a direction of lamination of the dielectric layers and the internal electrode layers, a pair of first side surfaces adjacent to long sides of the pair of first and second principal surfaces, and a pair of second side surfaces adjacent to short sides of the pair of first and second principal surfaces,
the pair of first conductors being disposed in portions which include centers of the short sides of the first principal surface, and do not include the second principal surface and a vertex of the stacked body, and the pair of first conductors comprising side surface sections which extend from the short sides on the pair of second side surfaces, and projection sections which extend from the short sides on the first principal surface,
the pair of second conductors being disposed on the pair of first side surfaces or the pair of second side surfaces, and
the pair of first conductors and the pair of second conductors being spaced apart from each other on the outer surface and electrically connected to each other via the internal electrode layers,
in the direction of lamination of the dielectric layers and the internal electrode layers, a ratio of a length of each of the side surface sections of the pair of first conductors to a length of the stacked body is equal to or less than 0.4,
wherein when a length of the long sides is denoted by L and a length of the pair of first conductors along the short sides is denoted by W, a ratio of W to L is equal to or less than 0.35.

US Pat. No. 10,140,946

DISPLAY ASSEMBLY WITH MULTIPLE FLAT LENSES WITH OPTICAL ADHESIVES TO GENERATE A NON-LINEAR SURFACE

Visteon Global Technologi...

1. A display assembly, comprising:a first lens connected to a first display driver, the first lens having a first edge and a second edge;
a second lens connected to a second display driver, the second lens having a first edge and a second edge, the second lens forming an angle with the first lens by directly abutting the second edge of the first lens and the first edge of the second lens; and
an adhesive layer applied to the first lens and the second lens,
the adhesive layer forming a non-linear surface,
the non-linear surface beginning at the first edge of the first lens and ending at the second edge of the second lens, and
the non-linear surface being only disposed on a visible portion of the first and second lenses,
wherein the adhesive layer forms a partial cylindrical-shaped object, and
wherein a circular surface of the partial cylindrical-shaped object is formed by an outwardly curved surface forming from the first edge of the first lens to the second edge of the second lens.

US Pat. No. 10,140,870

OCCUPANT FACING VEHICLE DISPLAY

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, sensor data from a sensor configured to detect objects in an external environment of a vehicle;
identifying, by the one or more processors, a first object of a first type and a second object of a second type in the vehicle's environment from the sensor data, the first type and the second type being different;
generating, by the one or more processors, a representation of the first object having a first color scheme for a scene display depicting the external environment of the vehicle having a second color scheme based on the first type, wherein the representation of the first object includes a display of at least a portion of the sensor data corresponding to the object;
generating, by the one or more processors, a representation of the second object having the second color scheme for the scene display based on the second type, wherein the representation of the second object is an abstract representation of an object;
generating, by the one or more processors, a representation of the vehicle and a path of the vehicle;
providing, by the one or more processors, the representation of the first object, the representation of the second object, and the representation of the vehicle and the path of the vehicle for display on an electronic display to an occupant of the vehicle in order to indicate to the occupant that the first object and the second objects are of different types and that the first object is more vulnerable to an impact with the vehicle than the second object
changing, by the one or more processors, a color scheme of the second object from the second color scheme to the first color scheme when the second object moves in a path of the vehicle; and
changing, by the one or more processors, a color scheme of the path of the vehicle from the first color scheme to the second color scheme when the vehicle stops or yields.

US Pat. No. 10,140,866

CHARGEABILITY PRESENTING METHOD AND CHARGEABILITY PRESENTING SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A chargeability presenting method using a vehicle parking place system, the vehicle parking place system including:a management apparatus that is connected to one or more vehicle parking places through a network to manage the one or more vehicle parking places and an information terminal that is connected to the management apparatus through the network, each vehicle parking place having a charging space where a vehicle including an electric vehicle is parkable and a charger for wirelessly charging the vehicle is installed, the method comprising:
a search indicator outputting search indication information indicating that the vehicle parking place where the charging space is vacant is to be searched for;
a vehicle detector outputting vehicle presence information indicating whether or not a vehicle is present in each charging space, upon obtaining the search indication information;
a detection indicator outputting detection indication information indicating that presence of a foreign object, other than a vehicle, in a wireless power-supply region in each charging space is to be detected;
a foreign-object detector attempting to detect a foreign object and outputting foreign-object information indicating a result of the detection, upon obtaining the detection indication information; and
a display displaying, on a display device included in the information terminal, an image that is generated based on the vehicle presence information and the foreign-object information and that indicates a degree of chargeability in each vehicle parking place in a predetermined form.

US Pat. No. 10,140,720

INTEGRATED OPTICAL CORRELATOR

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. An optical correlator, comprising:a first spatial light modulator arranged to receive light from a light source and configured to selectively attenuate the light;
a first focusing layer arranged to receive the selectively-attenuated light from the first spatial light modulator and configured to focus the selectively-attenuated light;
a first spacer layer substantially transparent to the light from the light source, the first focusing layer being disposed on the first spacer layer;
a second spatial light modulator arranged in a Fourier optical relationship with respect to the first spatial light modulator and configured to selectively attenuate the focused light from the first focusing layer to provide twice-attenuated light, the second spatial light modulator being disposed on the first spacer layer opposite the first focusing layer;
a second spacer layer substantially transparent to the light from the light source, the second spatial light modulator being disposed on the second spacer layer and positioned between the first and second spacer layers;
a second focusing layer disposed on the second spacer layer opposite the second spatial light modulator and arranged to receive light from the second spatial light modulator and configured to focus the twice-attenuated light to provide focused, twice-attenuated light; and
a sensor array arranged to receive light from the second focusing layer and configured to detect spatial intensity variations of the focused, twice-attenuated light.

US Pat. No. 10,140,595

EVENT SCHEDULING

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system, comprising:a data processing apparatus; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium in data communication with the data processing apparatus and storing instructions executable by the data processing apparatus and upon such execution cause the data processing apparatus to perform operations comprising:
for each of two or more requests:
receiving, by a first computer-implemented agent for a first device from second computer-implemented agent for a second device, the request a) for data identifying a first person who operates the first device who is requested to attend an event with a second person associated with the second device b) that identifies one or more constraints for attending the event, wherein the second device is a different device than the first device;
in response to receiving the request, determining, by the first computer-implemented agent using a profile for the first person, whether attributes for the first person satisfy the one or more constraints for attending the event;
in response to determining that the attributes for the first person satisfy the one or more constraints for attending the event for at least one of the two or more requests, requesting, by the first computer-implemented agent from the second computer-implemented agent, data defining additional details about the event or the second person that were not included in the request; and
in response to determining that at least one of the attributes for the first person does not satisfy a corresponding constraint from the one or more constraints for attending the event for at least one of the two or more requests, determining to skip presentation of information about the event to the first person.

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. 10,140,554

VIDEO PROCESSING

WIZR LLC, Santa Monica, ...

1. A computer-implemented method to train a video annotation machine learning process, the method comprising:obtaining a video directly from at least one camera at a location;
determining that a predetermined event occurs in the video;
identifying a first set of object attribute data associated with the event in the video based on a machine learning process and machine learning data;
receiving a second set of object attribute data of the event in the video from a user or external source;
comparing the first set of object attribute data with the second set of object attribute data;
validating the quality of the first set of object attribute data when the first set of object attribute data is determined to be sufficiently similar to the second set of object attribute data; and
revising the machine learning process and the machine learning data when the first set of object attribute data is determined not to be sufficiently similar to the second set of object attribute data.

US Pat. No. 10,140,493

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TAKING ACTION BASED ON CODED GRAPHICAL OBJECT IN VIDEO CONTENT

JANUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. A method for taking a predetermined action based on a coded graphical object in video content for display by a computer device, comprising:generating, by a host subsystem of the computer device, the video content;
receiving, by a secure subsystem of the computer device that is separate from the host subsystem, the video content over a bus of the computer device; and
determining, by the secure subsystem and transparently to the host subsystem, whether the coded graphical object is present in the video content,
wherein receiving includes the secure subsystem presenting itself as a graphics endpoint to the host subsystem, and
wherein the graphics endpoint comprises a PCIe connected graphics adapter.

US Pat. No. 10,140,463

MECHANISMS TO SECURE DATA ON HARD RESET OF DEVICE

Micro Focus Software Inc....

1. A method, comprising:detecting an attempt to process an operation of the operating system;
preventing the operation from processing on a device and forcing execution of a customized hardware interrupt service on the device;
requesting, by the customized hardware interrupt service, an entered credential;
verifying, by the customized hardware interrupt service, the entered credential for the device before passing the operation to the operating system for processing on the device; and
ignoring, by the customized hardware interrupt service, the attempt to process the operation after a time duration during which the entered credential is undetected.

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. 10,140,309

FILE TRACKING ON CLIENT MACHINES SYNCHRONIZED WITH A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REPOSITORY

Alfresco Software, Inc., ...

1. A computer program product comprising a machine-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by at least one programmable processor, cause the at least one programmable processor to perform operations comprising:associating, in a local database, a first unique identifier of a local file on a client machine with a second unique identifier of a content item maintained at a content management system repository, a local client synchronization application executing at the client machine tracking a synchronization between the local file and the content item, the first unique identifier being a non-system-based identifier and embedded within the local file;
detecting, by the local client synchronization application executing at the client machine, a break in the synchronization between the local file and the content item;
retrieving, by the local client synchronization application executing at the client machine and from the local database, first unique identifier and the associated second unique identifier; and
re-associating, without reliance on file path information, the local file and the content item, by the local client synchronization application executing at the client machine, based on the associating of the first unique identifier with the second unique identifier in the local database.

US Pat. No. 10,140,016

USER INPUT APPARATUS, COMPUTER CONNECTED TO USER INPUT APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD FOR COMPUTER CONNECTED TO USER INPUT APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device comprising:a display apparatus configured to display a graphical user interface;
an input apparatus superposed on the display apparatus, the input apparatus including a plurality of first electrodes arranged along a first direction and a plurality of second electrodes arranged along a second direction different than the first direction, the first electrode is arranged to overlap a plurality of the second electrodes;
a transmitter connected to the first electrodes and configured to supply first signals to at least one of the first electrodes sequentially in a scanning manner;
a receiver connected to the second electrodes and configured to receive a second signal from at least one of the second electrodes, the second signal is altered according to a distance between an object and an intersection of a scanned first electrode and the second electrodes; and
a central processing unit configured to execute an authentication procedure including a password input.

US Pat. No. 10,139,805

LADDER DIAGRAM MONITORING DEVICE CAPABLE OF ADDITIONALLY DISPLAYING OPERATION SITUATION OF CNC IN COMMENT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A ladder diagram monitoring device which displays an operation situation of a ladder program on a monitor and is capable of describing, in the ladder program, comment information added to a circuit executed on a programmable controller built in a numerical controller,Wherein the comment information added to the circuit is provided with a region for displaying information on an operation situation of the numerical controller, and
the ladder diagram monitoring device comprises: memory and processor to execute:
a ladder program operation situation acquisition unit that acquires information on the operation situation of the ladder program;
a CNC operation situation acquisition unit that acquires the information on the operation situation of the numerical controller;
a display data generation unit that generates display data, which reflects the operation situation of the ladder program and is for displaying the operation situation of the numerical controller, in the region in the comment information added to the circuit, based on the ladder program, the information on the operation situation of the ladder program, and the information on the operation situation of the numerical controller; and
a display unit that displays the display data, wherein the region in the comment information added to the circuit presents a keyword corresponding to the information on the operation situation of the numerical controller, and the display data generation unit is configured to generate the display data by replacing the keyword in the comment information added to the circuit by the information on the operation situation of the numerical controller corresponding to the keyword.

US Pat. No. 10,139,746

LIQUID ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC VARNISH COMPOSITION

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A liquid electrophotographic varnish composition comprising:a carrier liquid;
a polymer resin suspended as particles in the carrier liquid;
an epoxy-based cross-linking agent dispersed or dissolved directly in the carrier liquid; and
a metal catalyst and/or a photo-initiator for catalysing cross-linking of the polymer resin;
wherein the liquid electrophotographic varnish composition is substantially colorless.

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. 10,139,646

TRANSPARENT MATERIAL LIGHT-EMITTING MODULE WITH TWO REFLECTION FACES

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A light-emitting module for a motor vehicle, including a translucent or transparent material body having:an entry face for light rays produced by one or more light sources;
a first reflection face with a cut-off edge for cutting off the light rays coming from said entry face;
an exit face for the light rays in an exit beam along an optical axis of said light-emitting module; and
wherein said light-emitting module further comprises:
a second reflection face for reflecting toward said exit face the light rays coming from said first reflection face,
wherein said cut-off edge is formed by an intersection of said first reflection face with an intermediate face situated between said first reflection face and said second reflection face, said first reflection face and said intermediate face forming a concave profile, and
wherein said intermediate face comprises two adjacent portions forming an edge directed toward said second reflection face, said two adjacent portions forming, transversely to said edge, a convex profile.

US Pat. No. 10,139,576

OPTICAL CONNECTOR

HARTING ELECTRONICS GMBH,...

1. An optical fiber cable plug-in connector, having a first plug part and a second plug part which can be latched to said first plug part,wherein the optical plug-in connector has, along a plug axis (A), a plug-in region in a front region and a connection region in a rear region,
wherein an optical lens, a first guide and also a second guide are formed in the plug-in region, wherein a cable guide and at least one clamping arm with a clamp are formed in the connection region,
wherein the first guide and the second guide are oriented in parallel and are arranged at an angle (?) of greater than 0° in relation to the plug axis (A), and
wherein the clamp is adapted to act on an optical fiber cable in the cable guide.

US Pat. No. 10,139,570

ADAPTER FOR FIBER OPTIC MODULE

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. An adapter structure for use with a fiber optic module that is configured to be slidably inserted into a first type of telecommunications chassis, the adapter structure comprising:a body configured to be mounted to the fiber optic module, wherein the body of the adapter structure is configured for mounting the fiber optic module to a second type of telecommunications chassis that is different than the first type of telecommunications chassis, wherein the fiber optic module is not configured to be mounted to the second type of telecommunications chassis without the use of the adapter structure, the adapter structure including at least one fiber optic connector protruding outwardly from the body, the at least one fiber optic connector configured to be optically connected to fiber optic equipment of the fiber optic module through a first fiber optic cable, wherein the body of the adapter structure also includes a fiber optic adapter for receiving a second fiber optic connector protruding outwardly from the fiber optic module when the body is mounted on the fiber optic module, wherein the second fiber optic connector of the fiber optic module is optically connected to the fiber optic equipment of the fiber optic module, wherein the fiber optic adapter is configured such that, when the body is mounted on the fiber optic module, the at least one fiber optic connector protruding outwardly from the body is optically connected with the second fiber optic connector through the fiber optic adapter, wherein the at least one connector protruding outwardly from the body defines a terminated end of the first fiber optic cable, and an opposing end of the first fiber optic cable defines a third fiber optic connector that engages the fiber optic adapter located on the body of the adapter structure and that is configured to be connected to the second fiber optic connector of the fiber optic module through the fiber optic adapter for establishing an optical connection between the at least one fiber optic connector protruding outwardly from the body and the fiber optic equipment of the fiber optic module when the body is mounted on the fiber optic module.

US Pat. No. 10,139,556

BACKLIGHT STRUCTURE

CHUNGHWA PICTURE TUBES, L...

1. A backlight structure, comprising:a frame body having a first frame edge and a second frame edge opposite thereto, an upper edge of the first frame edge having a depression;
a light guide plate disposed in the frame body, the light guide plate having a first short border and a second short border opposite thereto, the first short border and the second short border corresponding respectively to the first frame edge and the second frame edge, the light guide plate having at least one protrusion protruding from an upper surface of the light guide plate and being adjacent to the second short border;
a first optical film disposed in the frame body and disposed over the light guide plate, the first optical film comprising a first short-edge portion and a second short-edge portion disposed respectively over the first short border and the second short border of the light guide plate, wherein the first short-edge portion comprises a first notch shrunk from the first short-edge portion in a direction to the second short-edge portion and a first extending portion and a second extending portion located at opposite sides of the first notch, and the second short-edge portion has at least one second notch matching the protrusion;
a second optical film disposed in the frame body and disposed over the first optical film, the second optical film comprising a third short-edge portion and a fourth short-edge portion disposed respectively over the first short-edge portion and the second short-edge portion, wherein the third short-edge portion comprises a third notch shrunk from the third short-edge portion in a direction to the fourth short-edge portion and a third extending portion and a fourth extending portion located at opposite sides of the third notch, and the fourth short-edge portion has at least one fourth notch matching the protrusion, wherein the third notch exposes a portion of the first extending portion and a portion of the second extending portion; and
a fixed member covering and fixing the exposed portion of the first extending portion, the exposed portion of the second extending portion, a portion of the third extending portion, and a portion of the fourth extending portion, and the fixed member extending to an outer sidewall of the first frame edge.

US Pat. No. 10,139,554

BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A backlight module comprising a plastic frame and a light guiding plate provided within the plastic frame, wherein:the plastic frame has two parallel non-incident sides, with each non-incident side of the plastic frame including a structure with a first step groove at an end of a side edge, and with the end of the side edge on the non-incident side being close to a side edge of an incident side of the plastic frame;
a side of the structure with the first step groove that is away from an end surface of the light guiding plate is sealed with a cover structure, and an outer wall of the plastic frame has a second step groove for accommodating the cover structure;
the light guiding plate and the cover structure are spaced apart from each other at least by a width of the first step groove to increase an optical path of light exiting from the end surface of the light guiding plate;
the backlight module further comprises a light-shielding tape provided above the plastic frame and the light guiding plate; and
a vertical wall of the first step groove that is close to the side edge of the incident side has a distance L2 from an outer wall of the side edge of the incident side, and the distance L2 satisfies: ¾L3?L2?L3, where L3 is a distance from the outer wall of the side edge of the Incident side to an inner boundary of the light-shielding tape.

US Pat. No. 10,139,553

BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A backlight module comprisinga light guide plate,
a sealant frame enclosing edges of the light guide plate, and
a light source disposed at an end of the light guide plate,
wherein the light guide plate has a near light end near the light source and a far light end further away from the light source, the light guide plate comprises at least one first positioning structure at the far light end, the sealant frame comprises at least a second positioning structure disposed at a position corresponding to the first positioning structure at the far light end, and the first positioning structure and the second positioning structure are engaged with each other to position the light guide plate on a plane parallel to a light emitting surface of the light guide plate;
wherein the light guide plate comprises a blank region at the far light end, the blank region taking 0.5%˜1% of a surface area of the light guide plate.

US Pat. No. 10,139,538

WIRE GRID POLARIZER WITH HIGH REFLECTIVITY ON BOTH SIDES

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

1. A wire grid polarizer (WGP) comprising:a transparent substrate having a first side, and a second side opposite of the first side;
an array of wires located over the first side of the transparent substrate, with channels between adjacent wires;
each of the wires including a stack of layers comprising the following layers in the following order: a first transparent layer located closest to the transparent substrate, a second transparent layer, a reflective layer, a third transparent layer, and a fourth transparent layer located farthest from the transparent substrate;
a material composition of the first transparent layer being the same as a material composition of the fourth transparent layer; and
a material composition of the second transparent layer being the same as a material composition of the third transparent layer, but different from the material composition of the first transparent layer and the fourth transparent layer.

US Pat. No. 10,139,536

EMBEDDED WIRE GRID POLARIZER WITH HIGH REFLECTIVITY ON BOTH SIDES

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

1. A wire grid polarizer (WGP) comprising:a transparent substrate having a first side, and a second side opposite of the first side;
an array of wires located over the first side of the transparent substrate with channels between adjacent wires;
a first pair of thin-film layers: located between the array of wires and the transparent substrate; being continuous and spanning the channels; and including a first transparent layer located closer to the transparent substrate and a second transparent layer located closer to the array of wires;
a second pair of thin-film layers: located at an opposite side of the array of wires from the transparent substrate; being continuous and spanning the channels; and including a third transparent layer located closer to the array of wires and a fourth transparent layer located farther from the array of wires; and
for a wavelength range of at least 100 nm in a visible spectrum of light: an index of refraction of the first transparent layer (n1) is greater than an index of refraction of the second transparent layer (n2); and an index of refraction of the fourth transparent layer (n4) is greater than an index of refraction of the third transparent layer (n3).

US Pat. No. 10,139,468

PLANAR TRANSMISSION-LINE PERMITTIVITY SENSOR AND CALIBRATION METHOD FOR THE CHARACTERIZATION OF LIQUIDS, POWDERS AND SEMISOLID MATERIALS

The United States of Amer...

1. A system for measuring a permittivity of a sample, comprising:A sensor apparatus comprising:
(1) a substrate;
(2) two straight planar transmission lines parallel to each other having different planar lengths l1 and l2 and formed on a top side of said substrate,
(3) two feed lines formed on the bottom of said substrate, wherein said two feedlines are connected to said two straight planar transmissions lines on the top side of said substrate through a via, wherein said sensor apparatus is configured to accept a sample on the top side of said substrate that covers said two straight planar transmission lines; and
a two port radiofrequency source and vector measurement unit connected to said feed lines via planar transmission line-to-coaxial line transitions and a first RF switch at one of the two ports and a second RF switch at the other of the two ports of said two port radiofrequeney source and vector measurement unit.

US Pat. No. 10,139,467

ADJUSTMENT OF THE TABLE POSITION IN MR IMAGING

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for controlling an initial table position of an examination table, adapted to receive an examination object thereon, in a magnetic resonance scanner, comprising:from a control computer, operating the magnetic resonance scanner according to a calculated pulse sequence, that includes radiation of radio-frequency (RF) energy from an RF transmitter into an examination object on the examination table;
during said operation of said magnetic resonance scanner, determining, in said control computer, a specific absorption rate (SAR) load for the examination object, with said examination table in an initial table position by determining whether acquisition of magnetic resonance data according to the calculated pulse sequence exceeds an SAR limit value for said examination object with said table at said initial table position; and
from said control computer, if said SAR limit value is exceeded at said initial table position, emitting a table position control signal that moves said examination table to a different position from said initial table position dependent on the determined SAR load, so as to adjust the initial table position of the examination object to cause said SAR limit value to be satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,139,447

IMAGE GENERATION APPARATUS AND IMAGE GENERATION METHOD

HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.,...

1. An apparatus for generating an image based on light from a semiconductor device, the apparatus comprising:a photodetector configured to detect the light;
a power supply unit electrically coupling the photodetector and configured to apply a first constant voltage to the photodetector to supply a current to the photodetector;
a signal generation unit electrically coupling the power supply unit and configured to measure the current supplied to the photodetector by the power supply unit and generate a first signal according to magnitude of the current; and
an image processer configured to generate a first image indicating a circuit pattern of the semiconductor device based on the first signal according to magnitude of the current supplied to the photodetector by the power supply unit.

US Pat. No. 10,139,433

METHOD OF MEASURING CURRENT DISTRIBUTION IN HIGH AND MEDIUM VOLTAGE CABLES

PRYSMIAN S.P.A., Milan (...

1. A method for detecting an electrical current longitudinal variation in a power transmission system comprising a power cable, comprising: providing a grounded power cable having a longitudinal axis, extending between first and second cable ends for a cable length, and comprising an insulated conductor, a metallic layer radially external to the insulated conductor, and an optical fibre sensor longitudinally extending at least between the cable ends, said optical fibre sensor comprising a single-mode optical fibre wound about the longitudinal axis in a radial external position with respect to the metallic layer; circulating an electric current in the metallic layer along the cable length to induce a magnetic field; injecting into a first end of the single-mode optical fibre a probe optical signal polarised in an input polarisation state; detecting a backscattered optical signal corresponding to the injected probe optical signal by polarisation-sensitive optical reflectometry; analysing the backscattered optical signal to determine a longitudinal evolution of a rotation angle of the polarisation state; calculating, from the longitudinal evolution of the rotation angle, a longitudinal variation in a magnetic field in the cable so as to determine a trace of electric current inducing said magnetic field as a function of the longitudinal position; and analysing the trace to detect a presence of a longitudinal variation in the electric current and the longitudinal position between the cable end at which the variation occurs.

US Pat. No. 10,139,348

LIGHTGUIDE AGGREGATE INSPECTION DEVICE AND INSPECTION METHOD OF THE SAME

UNIVERSAL BIO RESEARCH CO...

1. A lightguide aggregate inspection device comprising:a reaction spot array including multiple reaction spot array elements having at least one reaction spot in which reaction related to inspection is performed, and which is provided at a predefined different position identifiable from an outside;
a light-receiving element array having a light-receiving surface provided with multiple light-receiving regions each having at least one light-receiving element corresponding to each of the reaction spot array elements, and receiving light obtained based on an optical state that can result from reaction in each of the reaction spots;
multiple lightguide paths provided to correspond to the reaction spot array elements, and each having a measurement end provided to be close to or in contact with, or to be movable close to or into contact with 1 of the reaction spots, and a connection end provided to be close to or in contact with the light-receiving region;
a digital data conversion unit configured to sequentially convert multiple image region data sequentially obtained, at a prescribed period, from the light-receiving elements corresponding to the light-receiving regions, into digital data to obtain multiple digital data for each of the light-receiving regions;
a storage means configured to sequentially store the digital data; and
an analysis means configured to analyze a temporal change in an optical state of each reaction spot array element, based on the digital data, and concurrently perforin inspection for each reaction spot array element.

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. 10,139,291

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. 10,139,242

NAVIGATION LANE GUIDANCE

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:determining a navigation route including a plurality of road segments and a set of actions for transitioning to a subsequent road segment from a prior road segment of the plurality of road segments;
determining a position of a vehicle on a current road segment of the plurality of road segments based on signals from a location positioning sensor on the vehicle;
for each of a plurality of lanes of the current road segment, determining a score for the lane based at least in part on an estimated level of traffic of the lane along a maximum value of a look-ahead distance that the lane continues on the navigation route, the look-ahead distance including additional distance from the position to be traveled on one or more road segments subsequent to the current road segment as indicated by the set of actions; and
selecting a lane of the plurality of lanes for the vehicle to travel in based on the scores.

US Pat. No. 10,138,665

ENCLOSURE ASSEMBLY WITH CONCEALED HINGE SYSTEM

Appleton Grp LLC, Rosemo...

1. An enclosure assembly with a concealed hinge system, said enclosure assembly comprising:a quadrilateral cabinet defined by a base and sidewalls extending from said base, said sidewalls defining a coplanar rim, said coplanar rim having four corners, said quadrilateral cabinet further defining a hollow space;
a cover configured to swivel along a first sidewall to tightly seal said hollow space;
a first pair of hinges defined by brackets welded to a first corner and a second corner of said first sidewall, said brackets defined by a first footplate and an integral ear extending from said first footplate, an aperture defined in said integral ear;
a block for each hinge in said first pair of hinges welded to an inner surface of said cover, said block defining a tapped blind hole, wherein in an operative configuration said tapped blind hole is coaxial with said aperture defined in said integral ear;
a threaded fixture for each hinge in said first pair of hinges adapted to pass through said recessed aperture and thread into said tapped blind hole, said fixture defining a head complementary to said aperture;
at least one second hinge having a second footplate welded to said coplanar rim of said first sidewall, arcuate arms extending from either end of said second footplate, said arcuate arms defining coaxial apertures,
a sleeve weldable to said inner surface of said cover defining a through-hole; and
a pin configured to pass through said coaxial apertures and said through-hole in an operative configuration, in which said apertures in said first pair of hinges, said tapped blind hole, said coaxial apertures defined on said arcuate arms, and said through-hole are coaxial to enable swiveling action of said cover over second, third, and fourth sidewalls to enclose said hollow space defined in said quadrilateral cabinet.

US Pat. No. 10,138,639

MOLDING ASSEMBLY AND FLOOR INSTALLATION

Unilin North America LLC,...

1. A molding assembly for bridging a gap between floor covering materials, the molding assembly comprising:a molding; and
a track, wherein the track comprises a track attachment component configured to releasably attach the molding to the track, wherein the track attachment component comprises a single upwardly protruding leg connected to the track by a hinge portion, wherein the upwardly protruding leg comprises a separate surface portion configured to provide friction interlocking or mechanical interlocking with the molding, wherein the separate surface portion is made from a material more compressible than a material from which the hinge portion and track are made, wherein the hinge portion is configured to allow tilting of the molding when attached to the track attachment component, wherein the hinge portion and track are a single unitary piece made of a same material, whereas the separate surface portion is made of a different material.

US Pat. No. 10,138,628

INSULATION BATT

Pratt Corrugated Holdings...

1. A method of installing an insulation batt comprising:expanding an insulation layer of insulation batt between a first stiffening layer and a second stiffening layer of the insulation batt;
placing the insulation batt in an insulation cavity;
folding a mounting tab outwards from a slot and away from a connector, the mounting tab attached to one of the first stiffening layer and the second stiffening layer, the mounting tab securing the insulation batt within the insulation cavity, the slot defined in the connector, the connector coupling the first stiffening layer to the second stiffening layer; and
engaging the mounting tab to a two-by-four of the insulation cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,138,610

ARTIFICIAL REEF AND PROCESS FOR FORMING SUCH AN ARTIFICIAL REEF

ATLANTIS MARINE HABITATS,...

1. A process for forming an artificial reef, the process comprising:forming a form having a geometric shape;
applying at least one blockout to a surface of the form such that the blockout extends outwardly of the surface of the form;
applying a sprayable concrete over the form and over a portion of the blockout;
curing the sprayable concrete on the form for a period of time such that the sprayable concrete adheres to the block out; and
removing the cured sprayable concrete and the adhered blockout together from the surface of the form.

US Pat. No. 10,138,589

APPARATUS FOR TREATING LAUNDRY AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A laundry treatment apparatus comprising:a cabinet;
an outer tub that is disposed inside the cabinet;
a plurality of heat exchange tubes through which air discharged from the outer tub moves, the plurality of heat exchange tubes (i) being arranged to have a gap between adjacent heat exchange tubes and (ii) being parallel to each other;
a heat exchange tube housing that is configured to accommodate the plurality of heat exchange tubes and that defines an interior area configured to store cooling water;
a cooling water introduction passage that is coupled to a lower portion of the heat exchange tube housing and through which cooling water is provided to the heat exchange tube housing; and
a cooling water discharge passage that is coupled to an upper portion of the heat exchange tube housing and through which cooling water stored in the heat exchange tube housing is discharged.

US Pat. No. 10,138,335

INJECTION MOLDED ARTICLE BASED ON PROPYLENE HOMOPOLYMER

Borealis AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. Injection molded article comprising a propylene homopolymer having(a) a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C./2.16 kg) measured according to ISO 1133 in the range of 40 to 120 g/10 min;
(b) a pentad isotacticity (mmmm) of more than 92.5% determined by 13C-NMR; and
(c) a meso sequence length (MSL4) of 91.0 to 160; MSL4 is calculated by formula (1)

wherein
“[mmmm]” is % of mmmm pentads
“[mmmr]” is % of mmmr pentads,
determined by 13C-NMR spectroscopy.

US Pat. No. 10,138,256

MK2 INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

Celgene CAR LLC, Pembrok...

1. A conjugate comprising a MK2 kinase, having a cysteine residue, Cys140, wherein the Cys140 is covalently, and irreversibly, bonded to an inhibitor, such that inhibition of the kinase is maintained;wherein said conjugate is of formula A:
Cys140-modifier-inhibitor moiety   Awherein the inhibitor moiety is a moiety that binds in the active site of the MK2 kinase and compriseswhereinis attached to the modifier; whereinis an optionally substituted group selected froma 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, a 4-7 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, a 7-10 membered bicyclic saturated, partially unsaturated or aryl ring which is optionally bridged, an 8-10 membered bicyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-5 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a 7-10 membered bicyclic saturated or partially unsaturated heterocyclic ring having 1-5 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur;Y1 is CR2 or N;
q is 0-6;
each R2 is independently —R, halogen, —OR, —SR, —CN, —NO2—SO2NR, —SO2R, —SOR, —C(O)R, —CO2R, —C(O)N(R)2, —NRC(O)R, —NRC(O)OR, —NRC(O)N(R)2, —NRSO_A, or —N(R)2;
each R is independently hydrogen or an optionally substituted group selected from C1-6 aliphatic, phenyl, a 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, a 4-7 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; or
two R groups on the same nitrogen are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 4-7 membered heterocyclic ring having 0-2 additional heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a 4-7 membered heteroaryl ring having 0-4 additional heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; and
T is a covalent bond, —O—, —S—, —N(R)—, —C(O)—, —OC(O)—, —C(O)O—, —C(O)N(R)—, —N(R)C(O)—, —N(R)C(O)N(R)—, —S(O)—, —SO2—, —SO2N(R)—, —N(R)SO2—, or —N(R)SO2N(R)—; andthe modifier is selected from:

US Pat. No. 10,138,236

FACTOR XIA-INHIBITING PYRIDOBENZAZEPINE AND PYRIDOBENZAZOCINE DERIVATIVES

BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELL...

1. A compound of formula (I)
in which
A is a bond or —CH2—,
R1 is hydrogen or methyl,
where methyl may be substituted by a fluorine substituent,
R2 is hydrogen or methyl,
or
R1 and R2 together with the carbon atom to which they are bonded form a cyclopropyl ring,
R3 is hydrogen, C1-C5-alkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, 1,1-difluoroethyl, 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-hydroxyprop-1-yl, 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-methoxyprop-1-yl, 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-ethoxyprop-1-yl, prop-2-yn-1-yl, cyclopropyloxy or cyclobutyloxy,
where alkyl may be substituted by a substituent selected from the group consisting of fluorine, cyano, hydroxyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, methoxy, ethoxy, difluoromethoxy, trifluoromethoxy, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, 4- to 6-membered oxoheterocyclyl, 1,4-dioxanyl, oxazolyl, phenyl and pyridyl,
in which cycloalkyl may be substituted by 1 to 2 substituents selected independently from the group consisting of fluorine, hydroxyl, methyl, ethyl, methoxy, ethoxy, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, difluoromethoxy and trifluoromethoxy,
and
in which the 4- to 6-membered oxoheterocyclyl is a monocyclic saturated ring having 3-5 carbons and an oxygen,
R4 is hydrogen,
R5 is a group of the formula

where # is the attachment point to the nitrogen atom,
R8 is carboxyl, aminocarbonyl or 5-membered heterocyclyl,
where the heterocyclyl is a monocyclic saturated, partly saturated or aromatic ring having 1, 2, 3 or 4 heteroatoms selected independently from the group consisting of sulfur, oxygen and nitrogen,
and
where the heterocyclyl may be substituted by 1 to 2 substituents selected independently from the group consisting of oxo, hydroxyl, thioxo, sulphanyl, methyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, 2-carboxyl-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethyl and 2-methoxycarbonyl-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethyl,
in which methyl may be substituted by a methoxy substituent,
R9 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine or methyl,
R10 and R11 together with the carbon atoms to which they are bonded form a 5-membered heterocycle,
where the heterocycle is a monocyclic saturated, partly saturated or aromatic ring having 1 or 2 heteroatoms selected independently from the group consisting of sulfur, oxygen and nitrogen,
and
where the heterocycle may be substituted by 1 to 2 substituents selected independently from the group consisting of oxo, chlorine, hydroxyl, carboxyl, methyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, 1,1,2,2,2-pentafluoroethyl, 2-carboxyl-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethyl and 2-methoxycarbonyl-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethyl,
R12 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine, methyl or methoxy,
Y1 is a nitrogen atom or C—R15
in which
R15 is hydrogen, chlorine, hydroxyl, methoxy or C1-C3 alkoxycarbonyl,
Y2 is a nitrogen atom or C—R16
in which
R16 is hydrogen, chlorine, hydroxyl or methoxy,
R13 is hydrogen, carboxyl, carboxylmethyl or phenyl,
where phenyl may be substituted by 1 to 2 fluorine substituents,
R14 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine or methyl,
Y3 is a nitrogen atom or C—R19
in which
R19 is hydrogen, chlorine, hydroxyl or methoxy,
Y4 is a nitrogen atom or C—R20
in which
R20 is hydrogen, chlorine, hydroxyl or methoxy,
R17 is hydrogen, carboxyl, carboxylmethyl, C1-C3-alkoxycarbonyl or aminocarbonyl,
R18 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine or methyl,
R21 is hydrogen, chlorine, hydroxy, C1-C4-alkyl, methoxy, C1-C3-alkylaminomethyl or morpholinylmethyl,
R22 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine or methyl,
R23 is hydrogen, chlorine, hydroxyl or methoxy,
R24 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine or methyl,
R25 is hydrogen, carboxyl or carboxylmethyl,
R26 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine or methyl,
R27 is carboxyl, aminocarbonyl, C1-C3-alkoxycarbonyl or C1-C3-alkylaminocarbonyl,
where alkylaminocarbonyl may be substituted by a substituent selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl, trifluoromethyl, methoxy and trifluoromethoxy,
R28 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine or methyl,
R31 is hydrogen or fluorine,
R32 is hydroxyl or —NHR33,
in which
R33 is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl,
R34 is hydrogen or fluorine,
R35 is hydroxyl or —NHR36,
in which
R36 is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl,
R37 is hydrogen or fluorine,
R38 is hydroxyl or —NHR39,
in which
R39 is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl,
R40 is hydrogen or fluorine,
R41 is hydroxyl or —NHR42,
in which
R42 is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl,
R6 is bromine, chlorine, fluorine, methyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, methoxy, difluoromethoxy or trifluoromethoxy,
R7 is hydrogen, chlorine or fluorine,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

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. 10,138,157

LEAD-THROUGH OR CONNECTING ELEMENT WITH IMPROVED THERMAL LOADING CAPABILITY

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A lead-through or connecting element, comprising:a carrier body comprising a high-temperature alloy;
a functional element;
an at least partially crystallized glass, wherein the at least partially crystallized glass is arranged either between a portion of the functional element and a portion of the carrier body or within the portion of the carrier body, wherein the carrier body subjects the at least partially crystallized glass to a compressive stress of greater than or equal to zero at a temperature range from at least 10° C. to more than 450° C.; and
an inversion temperature that corresponds to a maximum operating temperature with a deviation of +/?20%, wherein the maximum operating temperature is above 450° C.

US Pat. No. 10,138,155

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SEVERING A MOVING RIBBON OF INORGANIC MATERIAL

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method comprising:indirectly engaging a first surface of a ribbon of inorganic material moving in a downward direction with a non-contacting support frame by establishing a positive pressure region and a negative pressure region within a space between the non-contacting support frame and the first surface of the ribbon and urging the non-contacting support frame and the ribbon away from one another in the positive pressure region and toward one another in the negative pressure region, the non-contacting support frame substantially circumscribing a perimeter of a sheet to be separated from the ribbon; and
positioning a thermal separating frame in close proximity to the ribbon and selectively applying heat to the first surface of the ribbon along the perimeter of the sheet to separate the sheet from the ribbon while the non-contacting support frame is indirectly engaged with the ribbon, the thermal separating frame comprising a shape corresponding to the perimeter of the sheet to be separated from the ribbon;
wherein a second surface of the ribbon opposite the first surface remains unengaged by the non-contacting support frame and the thermal separating frame during the indirectly engaging and the positioning.

US Pat. No. 10,138,148

BIOFILM MEDIA, TREATMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT

RENEWABLE FIBERS, LLC, R...

1. A treatment system comprisinga first bioreactor comprising an inlet adapted to receive a first bioreactor influent having one or more contaminants, a first bioreactor effluent first outlet adapted to dispense a first portion of bioreactor effluent from the first bioreactor and a first bioreactor effluent second outlet adapted to dispense a second portion of bioreactor effluent from the first bioreactor, the second portion of bioreactor effluent comprising a mobile biofilm;
a liquid-solid separation unit in direct fluid communication with the first bioreactor effluent first outlet;
a solid-solid separation unit in direct fluid communication with the first bioreactor effluent second outlet of the first bioreactor and adapted to receive and separate the second portion of bioreactor effluent into a stream comprising mobile biofilm and a stream comprising residual solids, the solid-solid separation unit including an outlet for returning the stream comprising the mobile biofilm to the first bioreactor;
a second bioreactor disposed in fluid communication between the first bioreactor and the outlet of the solid-solid separation unit, the second bioreactor having a first inlet for receiving the stream comprising mobile biofilm from the solid-solid separation unit, a second inlet for receiving a second bioreactor influent, and an outlet for dispensing a second effluent to the first bioreactor.

US Pat. No. 10,138,108

GAS-LIQUID MIXING DEVICE OF BEVERAGE

ADT (CHINA) LTD., Ningbo...

1. A gas-liquid mixing device of a beverage, comprising a container, a liquid inlet pipe configured to allow liquid to enter the container, a gas inlet pipe configured to allow gas to enter the container, and a liquid discharging pipe configured to discharge the liquid, wherein the container is externally provided with a refrigeration evaporator; the container is further internally provided with a liquid precooling pipe; a liquid inlet of the liquid precooling pipe is connected with the liquid inlet pipe; after being mixed and dissolved with the gas entering through the gas inlet pipe, the precooled liquid in the container is discharged through the liquid discharging pipe; a liquid molecule expander is further arranged in the container and comprises a precooling liquid container inlet connected with the liquid precooling pipe, and a collision wall arranged in the container; and the precooling liquid container inlet ejects the precooled liquid to the collision wall, wherein the liquid precooling pipe is in contact with the liquid inside the container.

US Pat. No. 10,138,073

FEED UNIT

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO ...

1. A feed unit comprising a guide member and a plurality of pushers arranged to push components along a path defined by the guide member for output from the feed unit, wherein the guide member comprises a separator arranged to separate the components into separate streams according to their orientation,wherein the path defined by the guide member splits into a first portion and second portion to separate the components into separate streams according to their orientation, and
wherein the first portion of the path is shaped to only accept components having a first orientation and the second portion of the path is shaped to only accept components having a second orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,138,063

TAPERED ROLL FEED

1. A feed roll assembly, comprising:a support having a guide surface that extends longitudinally along a first side of the support;
a first feed roll extending outwardly from the first side of the support and spaced apart from a second feed roll by a gap, the first and second feed rolls positioned to engage generally opposite first and second longitudinal sides, respectively, of the workpieces, the first feed roll having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first axis of rotation, the diameter of the proximal end being greater than the diameter of the distal end, and the first axis of rotation being laterally skewed relative to the guide surface;
wherein the first feed roll and the second feed roll are collectively operable to drive successive ones of the workpieces through said gap in substantially an initial workpiece orientation in a direction of travel that is transverse to the guide surface, and
wherein the guide surface is positioned to engage a third longitudinal side of successive ones of the workpieces entering or exiting the gap between the proximal end of the first feed roll and the second feed roll.

US Pat. No. 10,137,809

FLEXIBLE TANK WITH CAPE

2. A flexible tank for transporting bulk liquids or semi-liquid materials, comprising:at least one inner layer made of a flexible water-proof polymeric material, said at least one inner layer having first and second ends;
an outer shell made of a flexible polymeric material and forming an interior, said at least one inner layer positioned inside said interior of said outer shell, said outer shell having first and second ends;
a discharge valve extending through said outer shell and said at least one inner layer, said discharge valve being located near said first end of said at least one inner layer and said first end of said at least one outer shell; and
one cape that is generally rectangular in shape, centered along the longitudinal center of the outer shell, and has a constant width between 72 to 92 inches.

US Pat. No. 10,137,736

WHEEL AND TIRE ASSEMBLY

Lindsay Corporation, Oma...

1. A wheel assembly comprising:a rigid wheel including—
a central portion, and
a plurality of mounting elements configured to be removably attached to the central portion so that when attached, the mounting elements do not move relative to the central portion when subject to ground engaging pressure and are circumferentially spaced apart so that a longest distance between two mounting elements is at least six (6) inches; and
an airless flexible tire that does not include air during normal use mounted on the rigid wheel, portions of the tire extending annularly between the mounting elements and not engaging the mounting elements being completely separated radially from the rigid wheel by a through-space transversely extending entirely from a first axial side of the tire to an opposite axial side of the tire, the portions of the tire not engaging the mounting elements being configured to flex radially inwardly toward the rigid wheel when subject to ground engaging pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,137,705

TRANSPORT DEVICE AND PRINTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A transport device comprising:a transport section configured to transport a medium;
a medium guide section including a guide face for guiding, in a transport direction, the medium in a state of being transported by the transport section;
a cover configured to be attached on the guide face; and
a storage section configured to store in itself the cover in a state of being detached,
wherein one edge side of the cover is secured to the storage section, and
wherein the storage section is disposed along an upstream edge side of the guide face, and another edge side of the cover is configured to be attachably and detachably engaged with a downstream side of the medium guide section through the guide face.

US Pat. No. 10,137,687

PRINTING APPARATUS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING SUCH A DEVICE

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A printhead die, comprising:a first resistor to cause fluid to be ejected from a first fluid chamber out of a first nozzle;
a second resistor to cause fluid to be ejected from a second fluid chamber out of a second nozzle;
a first cavitation plate covering the first resistor;
a second cavitation plate covering the second resistor, the first cavitation plate spaced from the second cavitation plate;
a first adhesive layer overlying the first cavitation plate;
a second adhesive layer overlying the second cavitation plate, the first adhesive layer spaced apart from the second adhesive layer; and
a protective layer between the first and second fluid chambers and the first and second adhesive layers.

US Pat. No. 10,137,460

DRIVE MODULE AND ITS USES, A FLOTATION PLANT AND A METHOD OF CHANGING OF THE DRIVE MODULE

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A drive module selectively detachable from flotation tanks of a flotation plant, wherein the drive module is a self-supporting structure being transferable and hoistable as an integral entity, the drive module comprising:a self-supporting framework having a shape of a rectangular parallelepiped, the self-supporting framework defining an inner space within the self-supporting framework, and
at least two drive units, the at least two drive units being supported to the self-supporting framework in the inner space of the self-supporting framework, each of the at least two drive units including a drive shaft having a connection flange supported thereon, wherein the connection flange of each of the at least two drive units is located at the bottom of the inner space and is connectable to an external rotatable shaft for the rotation of the rotatable shaft, the rotatable shaft being located outside the drive module.

US Pat. No. 10,137,359

PLAYING CARD SHUFFLERS AND RELATED METHODS

Bally Gaming, Inc., Las ...

1. A method of shuffling cards, comprising:providing a set of cards to be shuffled on a support surface such that an edge of each card is supported by the support surface, the support surface having a slot therethrough sized to enable only one card to drop through the slot at a time;
randomly positioning a support structure such that only a first card of the set of cards drops through the slot and stops on a card stop beneath the support surface such that the first card partially remains in the slot, wherein a trailing edge of the first card is positioned such that other cards of the set of cards can slide over the slot but no additional card can enter the slot, wherein the support structure is positionable on first and second sides of the set of cards to be shuffled;
randomly positioning the support structure to move the set of cards laterally across the support surface and to align a randomly selected second card with the slot; and
removing the first card from the card stop to allow the second card to drop through the slot and contact the card stop beneath the support surface such that the second card partially remains in the slot, wherein a trailing edge of the second card is positioned such that other cards of the set of cards can slide over the slot but no additional card can enter the slot.

US Pat. No. 10,137,313

DISPLAY APPARATUS, PORTABLE DISPLAY TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A display apparatus comprising:an imager that captures an image of a user;
a display that displays the captured image of the user captured by the imager;
a light source that emits light including treatment light toward a front side of the display, the treatment light producing a treatment effect; and
a controller that controls the display, the light source, and the imager, wherein:
the controller controls the light source and the imager to capture a first captured image of the user when the treatment light is emitted, and a second captured image of the user when the treatment light is not emitted, and
the controller corrects, in terms of a hue, the first captured image based on the second captured image so as to cause the display to display a corrected first captured image obtained by correcting the first captured image.

US Pat. No. 10,136,906

CATHETER WITH OCCLUDING CUFF

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A catheter for use in a medical procedure, the catheter comprising:an elongate member defining a longitudinal axis; and
a sealing member supported by the elongate member, the sealing member including a frame comprising an interior side facing towards the elongate member and an exterior side facing away from the elongate member, and a membrane positioned on the interior side of the frame, wherein the membrane is fixed to the elongate member and extends continuously around an outer perimeter of the elongate member in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis, the sealing member being repositionable, while the membrane is fixed to the elongate member, between a first position, wherein a portion of the membrane is separated from the interior side of the frame to permit fluid flow through the sealing member, and a second position, wherein the membrane sealingly engages the interior side of the frame to prevent fluid flow through the sealing member.

US Pat. No. 10,136,861

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING ACUTE CARDIOPULMONARY EVENTS AND SURVIVABILITY OF A PATIENT

SINGAPORE HEALTH SERVICES...

1. A patient survivability prediction system comprising:a hand-held device comprising
a first input to receive a first set of parameters relating to heart rate variability data of a patient based on electrocardiogram (ECG) signals from a patient, and
a second input to receive a second set of parameters relating to vital sign data of the patient;
a memory module to store the first set of parameters and the second set of parameters;
a third input to receive a third set of parameters including at least one of demographic information of the patient and medical history information of the patient;
at least one processor coupled to the memory module and configured to analyze the first set of parameters, the second set of parameters, and the third set of parameters and output a prediction on the survivability of the patient over a predetermined period of time based on the first set of parameters, the second set of parameters, and the third set of parameters; and
a display coupled to the at least one processor to display the prediction on the survivability of the patient over the predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,136,812

OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY APPARATUS FOR SELECTIVELY VISUALIZING AND ANALYZING VASCULAR NETWORK OF CHOROIDAL LAYER, AND IMAGE-PROCESSING PROGRAM AND IMAGE-PROCESSING METHOD FOR THE SAME

UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA, T...

1. An optical coherence tomography apparatus for selectively visualizing and analyzing a vascular network in a choroidal layer comprising:an optical coherence tomography device, and
a computer that obtains three-dimensional OCT tomographic images based on OCT-measured data acquired by the optical coherence tomography device and processes the three-dimensional OCT tomographic images,
wherein the computer comprises:
a means for acquiring image data of the choroidal vessels by selectively separating out only images of choroidal vessels from the three-dimensional OCT tomographic images, and
a means for obtaining data to be used in a quantitative evaluation of a shape of the choroidal vessels based on the image data of the choroidal vessels;
wherein the means for acquiring image data of the choroidal vessels performs extracting tomographic image data of the choroidal layer from the OCT-measured data, extracting data of image slices from the tomographic image data of the choroidal layer, which data of image slices are image data representing the choroidal layer sliced at equally pitched positions in a depth direction of the choroidal layer, and then acquiring the image data of the choroidal vessels from the data of image slices, and
wherein the means for acquiring image data of the choroidal vessels is constituted in a manner that, for each of multiple windows of different sizes, each pixel in the image slice is binarized according to whether or not a pixel color density is equal to or higher than a pre-determined specified threshold in order to obtain an estimated vessel parts-extracted binary image, and
in this estimated vessel parts-extracted binary image, those regions where a ratio of pixels with different binary data to each pixel in an applicable window is equal to or greater than a pre-determined specified value are deleted as pseudo vessels, while the estimated vessel parts whose diameter is smaller than a pre-determined specified diameter with respect to a dimension of the applicable window are also erased as noise and non-vessels, in order to obtain binary image data of the vascular network in the choroidal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,136,678

ELECTRONIC SMOKING ARTICLE

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An electronic vaping device comprising:an integral heater-wick element configured to draw a pre-vapor formulation from a supply region and to heat the pre-vapor formulation to produce a vapor, the integral heater-wick element formed of a foamed carbon, the foamed carbon having impurities of less than about 100 ppm and a heat capacity of about 0.5 to 1.0 J/g-K.
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. 10,136,662

ORAL VIRUS VACCINE

University-Industry Found...

1. A polymer-coated porcine epidemic diarrhea virus particle for an oral vaccine, comprising:one or more porcine epidemic diarrhea virus particles for use as an oral vaccine;
a cationic polymer layer; and a pH-sensitive polymer layer coating said one or more porcine epidemic diarrhea virus particles,
wherein said cationic polymer layer and said pH-sensitive polymer layer are formed to coat said one or more porcine epidemic diarrhea virus particles, and any one of said cationic polymer layer and said pH-sensitive polymer layer is formed as an inner layer, and the other is formed as an outer layer, wherein:
said cationic polymer layer comprises one or more cationic polymers selected from the group consisting of polylysine, polyhistidine, and polyarginine;
said pH-sensitive polymer layer is ionized at pH 7 to 9; and
said pH-sensitive polymer layer comprises one or more pH-sensitive polymers selected from the group consisting of poly(methacrylic acid-co-ethyl acrylate), poly(methacrylic acid-co-methyl methacrylate), and poly(methyl acrylate-co-methyl methacrylate-co-methacrylic acid).

US Pat. No. 10,143,107

ALTITUDE-BASED ADAPTIVE COOLING OF A COMPUTING DEVICE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. An apparatus comprising:a memory;
a processor coupled to the memory;
one or more altitude sensors;
one or more ambient temperature sensors; and
one or more air movers;
wherein the processor implements an air mover control module configured:
to obtain at least one altitude reading from at least one of the one or more altitude sensors;
to determine an altitude factor based at least in part on the at least one altitude reading;
to obtain at least one ambient temperature reading from at least one of the one or more ambient temperature sensors;
to determine target speeds for respective ones of the air movers utilizing the altitude factor and the at least one ambient temperature reading; and
to control operation of the air movers based at least in part on the target speeds;
wherein the air movers comprise a first air mover in a first position in a chassis of a computing device and at least a second air mover in at least a second position in the chassis of the computing device;
wherein the target speed for the first air mover is calculated based at least in part on the altitude factor, the at least one ambient temperature reading, and the first position of the first air mover with respect to a first air flow path through the chassis of the computing device, the first air flow path comprising an inlet to a given portion of the chassis of the computing device housing a given set of components of the computing device, the first air mover being in the first air flow path;
wherein the target speed for the second air mover is calculated based at least in part on the altitude factor, the at least one ambient temperature reading, and the second position of the second air mover with respect to a second air flow path through the chassis of the computing device, the second air flow path comprising an outlet of the given portion of the chassis of the computing device housing the given set of components of the computing device, the second air mover being in the second air flow path;
wherein the target speed for the first air mover is different than the target speed for the second air mover, the difference between the target speed for the first air mover and the target speed for the second air mover being based at least in part on:
a first set of cooling requirements at the inlet of the given portion of the chassis of the computing device and the first position of the first air mover relative to the inlet to the given portion of the chassis of the computing device, the first set of cooling requirements being based at least in part on a first proximity of the given set of components housed in the given portion of the chassis of the computing device to the inlet; and
a second set of cooling requirements at the outlet of the given portion of the chassis of the computing device and the second position of the second air mover relative to the outlet of the given portion of the chassis of the computing device, the second set of cooling requirements being based at least in part on a second proximity of the given set of components housed in the given portion of the chassis of the computing device to the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,143,063

ILLUMINATION LIGHT SOURCE AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An illumination light source, comprising:a base substrate;
an anode layer on the base substrate; and
a field emission illumination module comprising:
a carbon nanotubes layer on the base substrate; and
a fluorescent powder layer on a side of the carbon nanotubes layer distal to the base substrate;
wherein the anode layer is on a side of the fluorescent powder layer distal to the carbon nanotubes layer.

US Pat. No. 10,143,041

WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR SAME

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A wireless access system comprising:a center unit; and
a remote unit that is placed in a location away from the center unit, converts a baseband signal generated at the center unit to a high-frequency signal, and emits the high-frequency signal through an antenna, wherein
the center unit comprises a digital baseband that generates the baseband signal, an oscillator that generates a clock signal, and a 1-bit modulator that converts the baseband signal to a 1-bit signal, based on the clock signal, and outputs the 1-bit signal, and
the remote unit comprises a local generation unit that extracts a clock signal from the 1-bit signal output from the center unit and generates a local signal by using the extracted clock signal as a reference signal, a filter that extracts a desired band component from the 1-bit signal, and an up-converter that converts an output signal of the filter to the high-frequency signal by using the local signal.

US Pat. No. 10,143,031

DETECTION AND REPORTING OF KEEPALIVE MESSAGES FOR OPTIMIZATION OF KEEPALIVE TRAFFIC IN A MOBILE NETWORK

Seven Networks, LLC, Mar...

1. A method of detecting keepalives being used by a mobile application on a mobile device, comprising:monitoring a plurality of data transfers over a network to and from the mobile application;
analyzing one or more characteristics of a data transfer to identify a pattern indicating that the data transfer may include a keepalive,
wherein the characteristics of the data transfer include the amount of time elapsed between the data transfer and a previous data transfer, and the pattern is identified based on a variance in the amount of time elapsed between the data transfer and previous data transfers being less than a threshold;
detecting a keepalive based on the identified pattern;
maintaining a record of the detected keepalives;
reporting the detected keepalives to a server; and
performing keepalive optimization based on the detected keepalives.

US Pat. No. 10,143,013

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USER EQUIPMENT (UE) COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT LEVEL DEFINITION, SELECTION AND ALLOCATION

Sony Mobile Communication...

1. A method for selecting a Coverage Enhancement (CE) level from a plurality of CE levels, the method comprising:identifying, by a User Equipment (UE), a Coverage Enhancement (CE) level from a plurality of CE levels by matching a Maximum Coupling Loss (MCL) coverage class to a Reference Signal Received Power (RSRP) measurement;
determining, by the UE, that the identified CE is not defined in a CE configuration received from a Base Station (BS);
in response to determining that the CE level is not defined in the CE configuration, determining, by the UE, a new CE level from the plurality of CE levels, wherein the new CE level is a next highest available CE level from the plurality of CE levels; and
transmitting, by the UE, using the determined new CE level.

US Pat. No. 10,142,989

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR GRAPHICALLY INDICATING STATION EFFICIENCY AND PSEUDO-DYNAMIC ERROR VECTOR MAGNITUDE INFORMATION FOR A NETWORK OF WIRELESS STATIONS

Ubiquiti Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method of optimizing channel selection for an access point wirelessly connected to one or more stations, the method comprising:collecting, in the access point, 24 hours or longer worth of historical frequency spectral information;
collecting, in the access point, usage data for the one or more stations wirelessly connected to the access point;
determining a ranking of spectral efficiency, in bits per second per channel width, for a plurality of frequency channels based on the collected 24 hours or longer worth of historical frequency spectral information and the usage data, wherein for each channel of the plurality of frequency channels, the spectral efficiency corresponds to a data rate for the channel divided by the channel width, wherein determining the ranking of spectral efficiency further comprises determining the data rate for each channel of the plurality of frequency channels as an average or minimum data rate from the collected spectral information and from the collected usage data, wherein the usage data comprises a signal strength;
automatically selecting a top-ranked frequency channel based on the determined ranking; and
using the top-ranked frequency channel to wirelessly communicate between the access point and the one or more stations.

US Pat. No. 10,142,966

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A BASE STATION AND A WIRELESS NODE

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:wireless communication circuitry configured to transmit a signal to a base station through wireless communication;
processing circuitry configured to acquire positional information indicating a position of the wireless communication device;
cluster a longitude and a latitude indicated by the acquired positional information to respective values;
determine an area to which the wireless communication device belongs based on the cluster;
identify radio resources allocated to the area to which the wireless communication device belongs, the radio resources including at least a frequency channel or a time slot;
perform carrier sensing to confirm availability of the radio resources; and
transmit the signal using the radio resources, wherein the area is one of a plurality of areas, a division of the plurality of areas satisfying one or more conditions based on at least a transmission power and reception characteristics of the wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,957

RESOURCE SELECTION FOR VEHICLE (V2X) COMMUNICATIONS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A wireless terminal comprising:memory circuitry configured to store information specifying multiple resource pools, wherein each of the multiple resource pools has its own first index;
determination circuitry configured to determine a second index of a current geographical region; and,
selection controlling circuitry configured to select a resource pool from the multiple resource pools;
wherein the selected resource pool is a resource pool having the first index equal to the determined second index.

US Pat. No. 10,142,953

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING SYNCHRONOUS HARQ OPERATION ACCORDING TO VARIABLE TTI ALLOCATION

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method for performing a synchronous hybrid automatic repeat reQuest (HARQ), comprising:allocating a length of a transmission time interval (TTI) with variable size per HARQ process;
transmitting resource allocation information including a duration field corresponding to a length of a TTI allocated to each of the HARQ processes;
determining whether an HARQ error occurs at predetermined timing after the resource allocation information is transmitted; and
when the HARQ error occurs, handling the HARQ error,
wherein a new HARQ round trip time (RTT) for retransmission in a terminal is determined according to the length of the TTI corresponding to the duration field and then a transmission timing for next retransmission is determined according to the new HARQ RTT.

US Pat. No. 10,142,929

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR A WIRELESS DEVICE TO RECEIVE DATA IN AN ECO STATE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for execution by a network node of a wireless network, the method comprising:determining that data is to be transmitted to a wireless device that is in an eco state;
transmitting, to the wireless device in the eco state, only when unicast notification is enabled for the wireless device, a unicast notification message notifying the wireless device of an impending data transmission to the wireless device by the network node; and
transmitting the data to the wireless device in the eco state.

US Pat. No. 10,142,767

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA USING BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting and receiving data through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a first device and comprising:transmitting a first request message requesting first length information of an attribute value of a specific characteristic;
receiving a first response message including the first length information;
transmitting a second request message requesting the attribute value,
wherein the second request message includes a handle value indicating a position where the attribute value of the specific characteristic is stored, and
wherein a type of the second request message is determined based on the first length information;
receiving a second response message including data of the attribute value;
transmitting a third request message requesting transmission of additional data of the attribute value to a second device, when the additional data is recognized as being a part of the attribute value,
wherein the third request message includes the handle value and an offset value indicating a start position of the additional data of the attribute value; and
receiving a third response message including the additional data,
wherein the second request message or the third request message includes at least one of identification (ID) information, index information, or index range information of the attribute value, and
wherein the second response message or the third response message includes at least one of second length information or the ID information.

US Pat. No. 10,142,741

METHOD FOR REDUCING THE LATENCY PERIOD OF A FILTER BANK FOR FILTERING AN AUDIO SIGNAL, AND METHOD FOR LOW-LATENCY OPERATION OF A HEARING SYSTEM

Sivantos Pte. Ltd., Sing...

9. A hearing aid, comprising:an input transducer for generating an audio signal;
an output transducer for generating an output acoustic signal; and
a signal-processing unit connected between said input transducer and said output transducer, said signal-processing unit including a first filter bank;
said hearing aid configured to carry out a method for low-latency operation of a hearing system, the method including: generating a first audio signal from an acoustic signal by a first input transducer, immediately transmitting the first audio signal to a signal-processing unit and immediately filtering the first audio signal in the signal-processing unit by way of a first filter bank by performing a method for reducing the latency period of a filter bank for filtering an audio signal, the method for reducing the latency period of the filter bank for filtering the audio signal including:
receiving an audio signal and forming from the audio signal a multiplicity of signal blocks in a time domain, and
for at least a plurality of the signal blocks in each instance:
providing a predetermined filter function,
providing at least one partial interval of the respective signal block as a prediction period,
estimating signal components of the respective signal block in the at least one partial interval for the prediction period, and generating a predicted signal block from the signal components estimated for the prediction period and from the signal components of the respective signal block outside the prediction period,
transforming the predicted signal block, filtered with the predetermined filter function, into a frequency domain, to thereby form a transformed signal block, and
outputting signal components of the transformed signal block for further processing, wherein in each instance a transmission amplitude of the predetermined filter function is smaller, on average, within the prediction period than outside the prediction period;
subjecting the signal components of the filtered first audio signal to further processing in the signal-processing unit and using the further processed signal components for generating an output signal; and
immediately generating an output acoustic signal from the output signal by an output transducer.

US Pat. No. 10,142,719

MICROPHONE

Audio-Technica Corporatio...

1. A microphone, comprising:a head case; and
an arm that supports the head case,
wherein
the head case includes a microphone unit and a light emitter,
a proximal end portion of the arm includes a light emitter circuit that turns on the light emitter on a basis of potential information of a specific terminal,
one end of the light emitter is connected to the light emitter circuit through a wire that passes through an inside of the arm,
a second end of the light emitter is connected to the microphone unit in the head case,
the light emitter circuit includes a switching element that switches on and off the light emitter, and
the specific terminal is connected to a control signal input side of the switching element.

US Pat. No. 10,142,675

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MINIMIZING TIMING ARTIFACTS IN REMULTIPLEXING

InterDigital CE Patent Ho...

1. A method for controlling a plurality of single program transport streams during remultiplexing, comprising:buffering in a buffer of a plurality of single program transport streams;
determining, by a processor, a transfer data rate for each of the plurality of buffered single program transport streams, said transfer data rate being based on a drain data rate of a decoder transport buffer for the plurality of buffered single program transport streams;
transferring, by the processor, the plurality of buffered single program transport streams to a multiplex buffer associated with a multiple program transport stream at said determined transfer data rate for each of the plurality of buffered stream single program transport streams, said plurality of buffered single program transport streams being transferred to the multiplex buffer in alternating order;
buffering each of the plurality of single program transport streams;
restamping, by the processor, a program clock reference value; and
padding the plurality of single program transport streams with null packets.

US Pat. No. 10,142,647

ALTERNATING BLOCK CONSTRAINED DECISION MODE CODING

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:identifying a current block of a current frame of an input video stream;
generating, by a processor in response to instructions stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium, an encoded block by encoding the current block using alternating block constrained decision mode coding, wherein alternating block constrained decision mode coding includes encoding the current block as a constrained decision mode coded block on a condition that a previously coded immediately adjacent block is an unconstrained decision mode coded block and on a condition that a spatially concurrent block of the current block from a temporally immediately adjacent previously coded frame is an unconstrained decision mode coded block;
including the encoded block in an output bitstream; and
transmitting or storing the output bitstream,
wherein a coding block size used for encoding the current block is limited by a first value and a second value, the first value representing a smallest coding block size among the previously coded immediately adjacent block and the spatially concurrent block, the second value representing a largest coding block size among the previously coded immediately adjacent block and the spatially concurrent block.

US Pat. No. 10,142,619

WIDE ANGLE VIEWING DEVICE II

1. A wide angle viewing device comprising: a goggles; wherein said goggles has been installed with a set of vector light sources; wherein said vector light source comprising a light source which emits light rays with a predetermined range of directions; wherein the middle direction of said predetermined range of directions is defined as a pointing direction of said vector light source;wherein said set of said vector light sources is divided into a left subset and a right subset; wherein said left subset has a left center location; wherein said right subset has a right center location; wherein all said vector light sources included in said left subset have said pointing directions which are pointed at said left center location; wherein all said vector light sources included in said right subset have said pointing directions which are pointed at said right center location;
wherein each said vector light source comprising of said light source installed behind an optical lens that focuses light rays only in said predetermined range of directions.

US Pat. No. 10,142,583

COMPUTING SYSTEM WITH EXTERNAL SPEAKER DETECTION FEATURE

Tribune Broadcasting Comp...

1. A method comprising:capturing, by a camera of a first computing system, video content;
transmitting, by the first computing system, the captured video content to a second computing system; and
while transmitting the captured video content to the second computing system:
receiving, by the first computing system and from the second computing system, audio content, wherein the first computing system comprises an internal speaker and an audio communication interface configured to allow the first computing system to connect with an external speaker;
making, by the first computing system, a determination of whether the external speaker is connected to the first computing system via the audio communication interface;
based on the determination, selecting, by the first computing system, an operational mode from among a set of at least two operational modes comprising a first operational mode and a second operational mode, wherein (i) when the first computing system operates in the first operational mode, the first computing system disables output of the received audio content via the internal speaker and enables transmission of the received audio content via the audio communication interface for output by the external speaker, and (ii) when the first computing system operates in the second operational mode, the first computing system disables output of the received audio content via the internal speaker and disables transmission of the received audio content via the audio communication interface for output by the external speaker; and
causing, by the first computing system, the first computing system to operate in the selected operational mode.

US Pat. No. 10,142,198

NODE-CENTRIC ANALYSIS OF DYNAMIC NETWORKS

AUTODESK, INC., San Rafa...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium that, when executed by a processor, causes the processor to generate a network timeline for a network by performing the steps of:generating a first network snapshot that depicts, for a first sub-interval of time, a first set of nodes included in the network and a first set of connections associated with the first set of nodes;
generating a second network snapshot that depicts, for a second sub-interval of time, a second set of nodes included in the network and a second set of connections associated with the second set of nodes;
generating a first node timeline included in the first network snapshot and the second network snapshot that is associated with a first node included in the network, wherein the first node timeline indicates one or more topological changes in the network between the first sub-interval of time and the second sub-interval of time;
identifying a first cluster of connected nodes within the network that includes the first node; and
displaying the first node timeline using one or more visual attributes that differ from one or more corresponding visual attributes used to display at least one other node timeline associated with at least one other node that is included within the network and is not included in the first cluster.

US Pat. No. 10,142,177

MECHANISMS TO IDENTIFY MISMATCHES IN LAYER 3 CONFIGURATION IN A NETWORK

DELL PRODUCTS LP, Round ...

1. An information handling system for identifying an error in a network interface configuration, comprising:a plurality of ports, at least one or more of the plurality of ports being communicatively coupled to one or more network devices;
one or more processors that are communicatively coupled to the plurality of ports; and
a memory that is communicatively coupled to the one or more processors and stores one or more sequences of instructions, in which execution of the one or more sequences of instructions by at least one of the one or more processors causes steps to be performed comprising:
receiving a Layer 3 configuration for one or more ports of a network device from a set of network devices, wherein each of the one or more ports is identified as being a member of a communication network;
generating a Layer 3 configuration table that comprises the Layer 3 configurations and, for each unique Layer 3 configuration, a match number representing the number of the network devices from the set of network devices that indicate a match for that Layer 3 configuration;
responsive to having two or more Layer 3 configurations that are received from two or more network devices for a same communication network, identifying a configuration mismatch between the Layer 3 configurations that include the two or more Layer 3 configurations to determine an incorrect Layer 3 configuration and to determine a port from the plurality of the ports of the information handling system that is communicatively connected to a network device, from the set of network devices, with the incorrect Layer 3 configuration; and
putting the port from the plurality of the ports of the information handling system that is communicatively connected to the network device with the incorrect Layer 3 configuration into a disabled state.

US Pat. No. 10,142,165

ADAPTIVE COMMUNICATION CHANNEL REDUNDANCY IN A HUB-BASED INTERMEDIATE-RANGE SYSTEM

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A system of devices in communication at intermediate ranges, the devices utilizing a set of discrete radio-frequency channels, the channels optionally including a set of digital spread-spectrum frequencies, said system comprising:a hub comprising a set of radio-frequency receivers functional for wireless communication over the set of discrete radio-frequency channels, said hub containing an electronic circuit implementing a state machine immutable to power-transient events, said hub further containing a memory wherein may be stored an end-device registry; and
a plurality of end-devices each comprising a radio-frequency transceiver functional for wireless communication over the set of discrete radio-frequency channels, each of said end-devices further containing an electronic circuit implementing a state machine immutable to power-transient events, each of said end-devices having stored thereon a unique identifier, each of said end-devices further implementing a control or a sensing function, each of the plurality of said end-devices being physically located within communicative locality of said hub;
wherein the state machine of said hub is configured to sequence through a set of states to implement the functions of:
(a) initializing said hub electronic circuit and said radio-frequency receivers into a power-on state,
(b) accessing a list of registered end-devices,
(c) maintaining a memory record for each of said receivers of said hub, that record having contents that include a set of communications parameters,
(d) maintaining a memory record for each registered end-device configured to communicate with said hub in an asynchronous mode,
(e) maintaining a memory record of the assignment between one of said receivers and one of said registered end-devices,
(f) receiving on each of said receivers incoming packets from said end-devices,
(g) in the course of said receiving, identifying the presence and absence of communication failure events,
(h) in the course of said receiving and following reception of a packet from an end-device without an identified communication failure event, adjusting a metric for that end-device in a predetermined decay to indicate better communication quality,
(i) in the course of said receiving and following reception of a packet from an end-device with an identified communication failure event, adjusting a metric for that end-device in a predetermined accumulation to indicate worse communication quality,
(j) following an adjustment to a communication quality metric for an end-device to indicate better communication quality, testing that metric for having subsided below a predetermined R? threshold,
(k) following the testing of a communication quality metric for an end-device against a predetermined R? value, considering for that end-device a move to a channel having a reduction in communication redundancy,
(l) following the consideration for a move to a channel having a reduction in communication redundancy for an end-device and upon that consideration yielding a positive result, identifying a receiver open to receive an assignment of that end-device using a channel having a reduction in communication redundancy,
(m) following an adjustment to a communication quality metric for an end-device to indicate worse communication quality, testing that metric for having exceeded a predetermined R+ value,
(n) following the testing of a communication quality metric for an end-device against a predetermined R+ value, considering for that end-device a move to a channel having an increase in communication redundancy,
(o) following the consideration for a move to a channel having an increase in communication redundancy for an end-device and upon that consideration yielding a positive result, identifying a receiver open to receive an assignment of that end-device using a channel having an increase in communication redundancy, and
(p) following the identification of a receiver to receive an assignment of an end-device, enqueuing a packet commanding that end-device to reconfigure communications parameters for the identified receiver, and updating the memory records of both that end-device and the identified receiver; and
wherein the state machine of each of said end-devices is configured to sequence through a set of states to implement the functions of:
(q) sending packets to the hub on one of the channels in asynchronous mode,
(r) receiving response packets from said hub containing a command to change the channel for the sending of future packets, and
(s) upon receipt of a command to change channel, reconfiguring said transceiver to transmit using the parameters of that channel.

US Pat. No. 10,142,164

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DYNAMIC PATH SELECTION AND DATA FLOW FORWARDING

CLOUDGENIX, INC., Santa ...

1. A method comprising:designating, by a networked branch device on a network, a plurality of network data flows as belonging to a selected application if a network data flow is to or from a traffic source that initially accesses the selected application via an anchor domain of the selected application and if the network data flow occurs within a predetermined time period from an identified corresponding time of the initial access by that traffic source;
monitoring, by the networked branch device, any subsequent designated network data flows of the selected application and an associated originating interface and associated destination;
determining for each monitored network data flow of the selected application, by the networked branch device, a corresponding first path over which to forward the monitored network data flow to the associated destination, irrespective of a previous path of the monitored network data flow to the associated destination;
transmitting for each monitored network data flow of the selected application, by the networked branch device, the monitored network data flow over the determined corresponding first path;
receiving for each monitored network data flow of the selected application, by the networked branch device, a corresponding return data flow from the associated destination to the networked branch device;
determining for each monitored network data flow of the selected application, a corresponding second path on which the return data flow is received from the associated destination; and
moving for each monitored network data flow of the selected application, by the networked branch device, a forward direction of the network data flow, wherein the forward direction of the network data flow is from the associated originating interface to the associated destination, to a new path corresponding to the second path if the determined corresponding second path is different than the first path;
wherein for each monitored network data flow of the selected application, all packets following an initial packet of the network data flow in the forward direction on the corresponding second path are forwarded on the same second path as that initial packet in order to prevent flow asymmetry between the forward and the return network data flows.

US Pat. No. 10,142,160

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MANAGING NETWORK HARDWARE ADDRESS REQUESTS WITH A CONTROLLER

Big Switch Networks, Inc....

1. A method of operating a network using a controller to control client switches in the network based on an OpenFlow protocol, the method comprising:with the controller, providing, based on the OpenFlow protocol, flow table entries to a first cluster of the client switches and a second cluster of the client switches to control the client switches in the first and second clusters of client switches to perform packet forwarding operations, wherein each of the client switches in the first and second clusters includes a respective controller client that is controlled by the controller under the OpenFlow protocol, wherein the first cluster of client switches is isolated from the second cluster of client switches by at least one non-client switch without any controller clients that are controlled under the OpenFlow protocol;
with the controller, sending, under the OpenFlow protocol, Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) probe packets to the client switches in the network for gathering network topology information from the client switches;
with the controller, identifying whether a network packet that is generated by a source end host coupled to the first cluster of client switches and that is received by the controller through the first cluster of client switches under the OpenFlow protocol is requesting a hardware address of a destination end host coupled to the second cluster of client switches;
in response to identifying that the network packet is requesting the hardware address of the destination end host, processing the network packet with the controller using the gathered network topology information;
storing source address information retrieved from the network packet in an end host database; and
identifying whether the hardware address of the destination end host is known by examining previously stored source address information in the end host database, wherein processing the network packet with the controller comprises:
based on the network topology information, identifying whether a packet forwarding path through the first and second clusters of client switches from the source end host to the destination end host is known;
in response to identifying that the packet forwarding path is known, forming a controller-generated ARP reply with the controller and providing the controller-generated ARP reply to the source end host through a given client switch in the first cluster of client switches; and
in response to identifying that the packet forwarding path is not known, instructing, under the OpenFlow protocol, the given client switch to broadcast the network packet over each port of the given client switch.

US Pat. No. 10,142,159

IP ADDRESS ALLOCATION

BENU NETWORKS, INC., Bil...

1. A computerized method for allocating a first IP address to a device that is used for authentication after the device requests a network connection, and only allocating a second IP address to the device that provides access to one or more network services after the device request a network service, so that IP addresses used to access network services can be reserved only for devices requesting one or more network services comprising:receiving at a wireless gateway a request from a subscriber to connect to a network;
allocating a first IP address to the subscriber from a pool of IP addresses at the wireless access gateway, wherein the IP address facilitates a limited network connectivity between the subscriber and the wireless access gateway so that the wireless access gateway can authenticate the subscriber;
receiving a request for a network service from the subscriber;
assigning a second IP address to the subscriber from a second pool of IP addresses at the wireless access gateway in response to the request for the network service so that the subscriber can access the network service, thereby using IP addresses from the first pool of IP addresses for authentication, and reserving IP addresses in the second pool of IP addresses only for devices that actually request one or more network services;
determining that the subscriber does not request a network service within a first limited duration, wherein the first limited duration is configurable for the first IP address;
returning the first IP address to the first pool of IP addresses at the wireless gateway;
determining that the subscriber has not request a network service within a second limited duration, wherein the second limited duration is configurable for the second IP address; and
returning the second IP address to the second pool of IP addresses at the wireless access gateway;
sending an authentication request message to an authentication, authorization and accounting server;
receiving an authentication access message from the authentication, authorization and accounting server.

US Pat. No. 10,142,136

SELF-CONSISTENT OUTPHASING SIGNAL SEPARATION

L3 Technologies Inc., Ne...

1. An apparatus for providing self-consistent outphasing signal separation, the apparatus comprising:a receiver configured to receive a variable-envelope signal;
an outphasing separator comprising at least one digital component configured to split the received variable-envelope signal into first and second, constant-envelope signals, wherein splitting the received variable-envelope signal comprises applying functions using consistent phase;
a first analog component chain comprising one or more analog electrical components configured to receive and process the first, constant-envelope signal;
a second analog component chain comprising one or more analog electrical components configured to receive and process the second consistent phase, constant-envelope signal;
an analog combiner configured to combine the processed first and second constant-envelope signals for transmission to one or more other entities or systems; and
first and second linear pre-equalizers configured to receive the first and second constant-envelope signals and apply pre-equalization such that, when applied, signal distortions are summed out at the output of the analog combiner.

US Pat. No. 10,141,902

APPARATUS FOR AND METHOD OF GENERATING OUTPUT SIGNAL BASED ON DETECTED LOAD RESISTANCE VALUE

MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD.,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first connector configured to receive a second connector to couple a tip connecting terminal, a first ring connecting terminal, a second ring connecting terminal and a sleeve connecting terminal of the first connector with respective portions of the second connector; and
a signal processing circuit configured to, after an insertion determination that the first connector is coupled to the second connector:
measure a first current-voltage (I-V) characteristic of the second connector via the sleeve connecting terminal of the first connector, and a second I-V characteristic of the second connector via the second ring connecting terminal of the first connector;
determine a set of plural potential pole configurations for the second connector based on the first I-V characteristic and the second I-V characteristic;
detect a first load resistance value at a first connecting terminal of the second connector via the tip connecting terminal of the first connector and a second load resistance value at a second connecting terminal of the second connector via the first ring connecting terminal of the first connector;
select a pole configuration from the set of plural potential pole configurations based on the first load resistance value and the second load resistance value; and
set a first amplification gain for generating a first output signal based on the first load resistance value.

US Pat. No. 10,141,809

MOTOR CONTROLLER AND MOTOR COMPRISING THE SAME

ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOT...

1. A motor controller, comprising:a) a control box, the control box comprising a bottom plate, a first chamber and a side wall;
b) a control circuit board, the control circuit board comprising a planar plate;
c) a control chip; and
d) a heat dissipation boss; the heat dissipation boss comprising a first side surface;whereinthe side wall extends from and is substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate;
the first chamber is limited by the bottom plate and the side wall;
the control circuit board is disposed within the first chamber;
the control chip is disposed on the planar plate of the control circuit board;
the side wall is depressed toward the first chamber to form the heat dissipation boss;
the first side surface of the heat dissipation boss is adjacent to the first chamber and is substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate;
a gap is formed between the heat dissipation boss and the bottom plate;
the bottom plate is provided with a first plurality of supporting bosses;
the planar plate of the control circuit board is inserted into the gap;
the control chip clings to the first side surface of the heat dissipation boss;
the planar plate of the control circuit board is substantially parallel to the bottom plate; and
the planar plate of the control circuit board is supported by of the first plurality of supporting bosses.

US Pat. No. 10,141,641

DUAL BAND ANTENNA APPARATUS AND DUAL BAND ANTENNA MODULE

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A dual band antenna apparatus, comprising:a heat sink; and
a dual band antenna, the heat sink being disposed on the dual band antenna, and the dual band antenna comprising:
a first radiator, disposed opposite to the heat sink, and having a first open terminal, a first ground terminal and a feeding point, wherein the first radiator receives a feeding signal through the feeding point to generate a first resonance mode, and thus the dual band antenna is capable of receiving or sending and both a first band signal; and
a second radiator, connected to the heat sink, and having a second open terminal and a second ground terminal, wherein the second open terminal of the second radiator is coupled to the first radiator, and is excited to generate a second resonance mode, and thus the dual band antenna is capable of receiving or sending and both a second band signal.

US Pat. No. 10,141,499

PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC TUNNEL JUNCTION DEVICE WITH OFFSET PRECESSIONAL SPIN CURRENT LAYER

Spin Transfer Technologie...

1. A magnetic device, comprising:a first synthetic antiferromagnetic structure in a first plane having a magnetization vector that is perpendicular to the first plane and having a fixed magnetization direction;
an antiferromagnetic coupling layer in a second plane and disposed above the first synthetic antiferromagnetic structure;
a second synthetic antiferromagnetic structure in a third plane and disposed over the antiferromagnetic coupling layer;
a magnetic reference layer in a fourth plane and disposed over the second synthetic antiferromagnetic structure, the magnetic reference layer having a magnetization vector that is perpendicular to the fourth plane and having a fixed magnetization direction;
a non-magnetic tunnel barrier layer in a fifth plane and disposed over the magnetic reference layer;
a free magnetic layer having a first diameter and disposed in a sixth plane over the non-magnetic tunnel barrier layer, the free magnetic layer having a magnetization vector that is perpendicular to the sixth plane and having a magnetization direction that can switch between a first magnetization direction to a second magnetization direction, the magnetic reference layer, the non-magnetic tunnel barrier layer and the free magnetic layer forming a magnetic tunnel junction; and
a precessional spin current magnetic layer having a second diameter that is less than the first diameter and a center that is offset relative to a center of the free magnetic layer, the precessional spin current magnetic layer disposed in a seventh plane that is physically separated from the free magnetic layer and coupled to the free magnetic layer by a filter coupling layer that may induce ferromagnetic or antiferromagnetic coupling between the free magnetic layer and the filter layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,420

TRANSISTORS WITH DIELECTRIC-ISOLATED SOURCE AND DRAIN REGIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor device, comprising:forming a sacrificial layer on source/drain regions of a semiconductor layer;
forming a reactant layer on the sacrificial layer;
annealing the reactant layer and the sacrificial layer to convert the reactant layer to a dielectric layer; and
forming source and drain regions on the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,389

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Mina...

1. A display device comprising:a first flexible substrate which has a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side in a plan view, the first flexible substrate including a display region and a peripheral region surrounding the display region in the plan view, each of a first length of the first side and a third length of the third side being smaller than each of a second length of the second side and a fourth length of the fourth side;
pixels arranged on the display region;
a first wiring which is arranged inside the first flexible substrate, the first wiring including a first extending portion extending in a first direction and a first turn back portion extending in a second direction opposite to the first direction, the first extending portion including a first portion and a second portion, the first turn back portion including a third portion and a fourth portion, one end of the first portion connected to one end of the second portion, another end of the second portion connected to one end of the third portion, another end of the third portion connected to one end of the fourth portion, each of the second and third portions exhibiting a first shape-memory-effect; and
a second wiring which is arranged inside the first flexible substrate, the second wiring including a second extending portion extending in the first direction and a second turn back portion extending in the second direction, one end of the second extending portion connected to one end of the second turn back portion, each of the second extending portion and the second turn back portion exhibiting a second shape-memory-effect, wherein
each of the first side and the third side extends in a third direction perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction,
each of the second side and the fourth side extends in the first direction,
a part of each of the second and third portions overlaps with a part of each of the second extending portion and the second turn back portion as seen from the third direction, and
another part of each of the second and third portions overlaps with no part of each of the second extending portion and the second turn back portion as seen from the third direction.

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. 10,141,298

SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE RELATING TO AN ELECTRICAL OVER STRESS PROTECTING CIRCUIT

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor integrated circuit device comprising:a first discharging unit connected between a first line having a first voltage level and a second line having a second voltage level different from the first voltage level to discharge an electrical over stress (EOS) generated in the first line through the second line; and
a second discharging unit connected between the first line and the second line to discharge the EOS in the first line to the second line, wherein the second discharging unit is driven in response to an output signal of the first discharging unit,
wherein the first discharging unit comprises a plurality of Ovonic threshold switch (OTS) units which are connected in series, each of the OTS units including a phase changeable layer having variable resistances in accordance with a voltage difference between the first line and the second line.

US Pat. No. 10,141,243

THYRISTOR ASSEMBLY RADIATOR FOR DC CONVERTER VALVE

NR ELECTRIC CO., LTD, Ji...

1. A thyristor assembly radiator for a DC converter valve, comprising:radiators;
a thyristor being disposed between every two adjacent radiators, wherein
each of the radiators comprises a housing, a water feeding port is provided at an upper part of the housing, a water discharging port is provided at a lower part of the housing, and through holes in the housing of the radiator for accommodating damping resistors are provided between the water feeding port and the water discharging port;
a water discharging port of an Nth radiator is communicated with a water discharging port of an (N?2)th radiator via a (N?2)th water discharging pipeline, and a water feeding port of the Nth radiator is communicated with a water feeding port of an (N+2)th radiator via a Nth water feeding pipeline, or the water feeding port of the Nth radiator is communicated with a water feeding port of the (N?2)th radiator via a (N?2)th water feeding pipeline, and the water discharging port of the Nth radiator is communicated with a water discharging port of the (N+2)th radiator via a Nth water discharging pipeline, wherein N?3, and N is an odd number;
a water discharging port of an Mth radiator is communicated with a water discharging port of an (M?2)th radiator via a (M?2)th water discharging pipeline, and a water feeding port of the Mth radiator is communicated with a water feeding port of an (M+2)th radiator via a Mth water feeding pipeline, or the water feeding port of the Mth radiator is communicated with a water feeding port of the (M?2)th radiator via a (M?2)th water feeding pipeline, and the water discharging port of the Mth radiator is communicated with a water discharging port of the (M+2)th radiator via a Mth water discharging pipeline, wherein M?4, and M is an even number; and
water feeding ports of the last two radiators are communicated with each other via a water feeding pipeline.

US Pat. No. 10,141,147

TOUCH SAFE PANEL BOARD SYSTEM

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, I...

1. A touch safe connection assembly for a conductive vertical stab of an electrical panel, comprising:a dielectric housing for covering the stab, the housing including:
a slot through which to receive the stab in a vertical direction,
a top wall arranged over the slot,
an opening arranged at an end of the housing and away from the slot through which to receive a terminal of a plug-on circuit breaker in a horizontal direction, and
a passage way extending within and along a length of the dielectric housing from the opening to the slot, and
a dielectric barrier arranged in the housing between the slot and the opening, the barrier partially blocking the passage way between the opening and the slot,
wherein, when the stab is received in the housing through the slot, the housing and the dielectric barrier together prevent direct user contact of the stab while enabling the terminal to pass through the partially blocked passage way around the barrier and to engage the stab.

US Pat. No. 10,140,914

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE (OLED) DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR MINIMIZING AN OUTGAS GENERATED DURING A PROCESS OF LASER REPAIRING

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display apparatus for minimizing an outgas generated during a process of laser repairing comprising:a substrate having a plurality of pixels, all of the plurality of pixels including a driving element and an organic light-emitting element;
a plurality of wiring electrodes extended from a source electrode or a drain electrode of the driving element in all of the plurality of pixels; and
an organic insulating layer on the driving element in all of the plurality of pixels, the organic insulating layer having a first repair opening on the wiring electrode in all of the plurality of pixels,
wherein at least one of the wiring electrodes corresponding to the first repair opening does not have opening area.

US Pat. No. 10,140,826

SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

HANWHA AEROSPACE CO., LTD...

1. A surveillance server comprising:a communication interface configured to communicate with a network camera; and
a processor configured to recognize a pattern of a repeatedly occurring circumstance based on at least one image received from the network camera during a first period, determine a circumstance different from the pattern of the repeatedly occurring circumstance as an event, determine an activation time of the network camera based on the event, and transmit an event reaction request including information about the activation time to the network camera during a second period after the first period.

US Pat. No. 10,140,766

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF AUGMENTING VIDEO

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. A method of generating an internally consistent model of a state of a book captured in a video image, the method comprising the steps of:obtaining a plurality of pieces of evidence relating to a current state of a corresponding plurality of different aspects of the book in the video image, the obtained pieces of evidence including an identity of one or more fiduciary markers and an angular position ?1 of a turning leaf of the book;
associating a score with each piece of evidence based on one or more estimates for the piece of evidence;
generating an initial model of the current state of the book, wherein the current state of the book is constrained by physical properties of the book and at least the highest scoring piece of evidence from among the obtained plurality of pieces of evidence; and
sequentially constraining the model in response to one or more successive pieces of the obtained evidence whose scores meet a respective predetermined first threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,140,724

SEMI-AUTOMATIC DIMENSIONING WITH IMAGER ON A PORTABLE DEVICE

Intermec IP Corporation, ...

1. A dimensioning system, comprising:an imager configured to acquire images;
a user input/output system configured to display images and to receive user input; and
a processor configured to:
identify representations of three-dimensional objects in the acquired images;
initially select one of the identified objects;
display the acquired images and an indication indicative of the initially selected one object via the user input/output system;
receive
a first indication of at least one user input via the user input/output system, the first indication of the at least one user input comprising an indication of a user-selected object to override the selection by the processor of the initially selected one object, the user-selected object being an object other than the initially selected one object, or
a second indication of at least one user input via the user input/output system, the second indication of the at least one user input comprising an indication confirming the selection by the processor of the initially selected one object; and
computationally determine dimensional weight data for
the user-selected object if the processor receives the first indication of the at least one user input via the user input/output system comprising an indication of the user-selected object, or
the initially selected one object if the processor receives the second indication of the at least one user input comprising an indication confirming the selection by the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,140,721

MECHANICAL SYSTEM ON COMPUTER WITH ROTATIONAL PROJECTOR AND REALSENSE™ CAMERA

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first portion to comprise a projector;
a second portion to comprise a camera; and
a third portion to comprise one or more computing system components,
wherein at least the first portion and the second portion are to be rotationally engaged to allow for independent rotation of the first portion and the second portion, wherein two or more stepping motors are to cause rotation of the projector and the camera along a horizontal axis or a vertical axis.

US Pat. No. 10,140,686

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD THEREFOR, AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:an imaging device configured to obtain a radiographic image according to radiation; and
at least one processor operatively coupled to a memory device and programmed to provide:
a defect information storage unit configured to store a first defective pixel that outputs an abnormal value regardless of time to a defect map;
a defect information obtaining unit configured to obtain, based on characteristic information indicating a relationship between an output fluctuation amount of a pixel of the imaging device and an elapsed time after the imaging device is ready for imaging, a second defective pixel in which the output fluctuation amount under an unexposed state exceeds a predetermined threshold, wherein the defect information storage unit stores the second defective pixel to the defect map; and
a defect correction unit configured to correct defects of the radiographic image based on the defect map that includes the first defective pixel and the second defective pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,140,629

AUTOMATED BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS PATTERNS IN PROMOTION TESTING AND METHODS THEREFOR

Eversight, Inc., Palo Al...

1. A computer-implemented method for performing promotion optimization, comprising:generating a plurality of test promotions;
tagging each of the test promotions with a behavioral economics driver using machine learning by comparing the test promotion format, text, channel and graphics to a knowledge database of a training data set comprised of pre-tagged promotions, wherein the behavioral economics driver is selected from a set including at least one of anchoring, scarcity, affinity affect, hyperbolic discounting, warm glow effect, loss aversion, numerosity effect, naive diversification, priming, framing, extreme aversion, contrast effect, impact bias, mere exposure effect, fluency heuristic, interloper effect, bandwagon effect, vonrestorff effect, authority bias, domination effect, take the best heuristic, social proof heuristic, simulation heuristic, recognition heuristic, ingroup bias and halo effect;
administering the plurality of test promotions to a plurality of segmented subpopulations of consumers in real-time, wherein the real-time administration of test promotions includes concurrent testing of the plurality of test promotions;
tagging each segmented subpopulations of consumers with a behavioral economics driver affinity, wherein each behavioral economics driver affinity corresponds to one of the behavioral economics driver of the set;
obtaining responses from said segmented subpopulations of consumers;
quantifying performance effects of each behavioral economics driver by comparing success of the plurality of test promotions including baseline test promotions;
generating a targeted population promotion responsive to analysis of said responses wherein the targeted population promotion includes targeted behavioral economics drivers selected for a target population;
selecting the target population from the plurality of segmented subpopulations of consumers by matching behavioral economics driver affinity of the target population to the targeted behavioral economics drivers found in the targeted population promotion to improve the response; and
administering the targeted population promotion to the target population.

US Pat. No. 10,140,623

DETECTION AND EXPLANATION OF LIFTS IN MERCHANT DATA

Square, Inc., San Franci...

1. A system comprising:one or more first point of sale (POS) devices associated with a first merchant;
one or more second POS devices associated with a second merchant;
a payment-processing system to process transactions on behalf of the first merchant and the second merchant, the payment-processing system being disposed between a plurality of POS devices, including the one or more first POS devices and the one or more second POS devices, and at least one payment-fulfillment service, the payment-processing system comprising:
one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable media storing instructions executable by the one or more processors, wherein the instructions program the one or more processors to:
receive, over a network, first transaction information for a plurality of first transactions from the one or more first POS devices associated with the first merchant;
associate the first transaction information with a first merchant profile associated with the first merchant;
receive, over the network, second transaction information for a plurality of second transactions from the one or more second POS devices associated with the second merchant;
associate the second transaction information with a second merchant profile associated with the second merchant;
generate a first model for the first merchant profile based at least in part on the first transaction information associated with the first merchant, wherein the first model includes a core set of features for predicting a first rate of sales for an item offered by the first merchant;
generate a second model for the second merchant profile based at least in part on the second transaction information associated with the second merchant, the second model including a core set of features for predicting a second rate of sales for the item offered by the second merchant;
determine an association between the first merchant profile and the second merchant profile based at least in part on at least one of:
the first merchant profile and the second merchant profile being associated with a same merchant category; or
a first location associated with the one or more first POS devices being within a threshold proximity to a second location associated with the one or more second POS devices;
determine, based at least in part on an output of the first model and an output of the second model, a predicted third rate of sales for the item offered by the first merchant;
determine a difference between the predicted third rate of sales and actual sales associated with the first merchant profile of the item during a period of time;
add an additional feature to the first model to cause a prediction for a fourth rate of sales for the first merchant profile to correspond to actual sales associated with the first merchant profile; and
send, over the network, a message to the one or more first POS devices associated with the first merchant, the message based at least in part on the prediction for the fourth rate of sales.

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. 10,140,529

METHOD, APPARATUS AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING LANE LINES

NEUSOFT CORPORATION, She...

1. A method for detecting a lane line, comprising:determining candidate lane line regions in a lane image by filtering the lane image;
extracting center points for each of the candidate lane line regions, wherein the center points comprise a midpoint between two endpoints of each row in each of the candidate lane line regions;
obtaining a fitting curve of each of the candidate lane line regions by performing curve fitting on the center points of each of the candidate lane line regions;
classifying the candidate lane line regions as rectilinear candidate lane line regions and curvilinear candidate lane line regions according to a slope angle of the fitting curve of each of the candidate lane line regions;
dividing the candidate lane line regions into groups based on the classifying result, wherein each curvilinear candidate lane line region alone forms a group, one or more rectilinear candidate lane line regions form a group and candidate lane line regions in a same group correspond to a same lane line; and
determining two of the groups, which meet a first predetermined condition, as target groups, and recognizing candidate lane line regions in the target groups as lane line regions,
wherein the first predetermined condition comprises at least one of: a distance between lane lines corresponding to the two groups is within a first predetermined range of distance, and an included angle of the lane lines corresponding to the two groups is within a first predetermined range of included angle.

US Pat. No. 10,140,473

STORAGE AND PRIVACY SERVICE

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:storing access control code defining access control rules applied to a plurality of nodes in a graph, the graph comprising the plurality of nodes and one or more edges, and the plurality of nodes comprising:
a first node representing a user,
a second node representing an object linked to the user by an edge of the one or more edges, and
a third node representing one or more of the access control rules associated with at least one of the user and the object, the third node further representing:
code defining each of the access control rules as a set of operations, wherein each operation for an access control rule returns (1) when the operation is resolved, a predetermined result, wherein the predetermined result comprises a value representing a true or a false value, and (2) when the operation is not resolved, a not definitive result, wherein the not definitive result is an indication that the operation should be skipped if the operation is not necessary for determining the access control rule;
compiling the access control code;
loading the compiled access control code for execution;
receiving a query for the object;
executing the compiled access control code to evaluate, for one of the access control rules, the corresponding set of operations that have not been skipped;
determining, for each of the one or more access control rules, a rule-result comprising a value representing a true or a false value;
determining a final result based on the one or more rule-results of the one or more access control rules, the final result indicating an allow-result or a deny-result; and
sending the object when the final result evaluates to an allow-result.

US Pat. No. 10,140,468

SECURE START SYSTEM FOR AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A secure start system for an autonomous vehicle, the secure start system comprising:a communications router;
a compute stack storing a cryptographically signed and encrypted file system, and comprising a plurality of drives to execute the file system to enable an autonomous mode of the autonomous vehicle; and
wherein the compute stack comprises a master node including one or more memory resources that execute secure start instructions, causing the secure start system to:
based on detecting startup of the autonomous vehicle, transmit credentials to a backend authentication system via the communications router;
receive, when the credentials are authenticated, a tunnel key from the backend authentication system;
establish, using the tunnel key, a private communications session with a backend vault of the backend authentication system;
retrieve a verification key and an autonomous key from the backend vault;
verify, using the verification key, that the file system was cryptographically signed by the backend authentication system; and
decrypt the file system using the autonomous key to enable the autonomous mode.

US Pat. No. 10,140,383

COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING SEMI-STRUCTURED DOCUMENTS

BUSINESS OBJECTS SOFTWARE...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:accessing, from a computer memory, information representing structure of a plurality of semi-structured documents, wherein the plurality of semi-structured documents comprise a plurality of fields having associated values;
generating, by one or more computers, a visual representation of the information representing structure of the plurality of semi-structured documents, the visual representation comprising graphical elements corresponding to the plurality of fields, wherein,
the information representing the structure of the plurality of semi-structured documents is stored in the computer memory as a tree data structure,
nodes of the tree represent fields of the plurality of fields and leaf nodes represent atomic values,
the visual representation is a graphical tree, and
the graphical elements each comprise a graphical indication of a frequency that corresponding fields appear in the plurality of semi-structured documents;
outputting, by the one or more computers, the visual representation to a display;
receiving, in the one or more computers, information representing a user selection to include one or more particular fields of the plurality of fields in an output data set, wherein the one or more particular fields comprise collections having a plurality of items;
storing the selected particular fields in the output data set as a two-dimensional data structure;
determining a similarity between particular items in a particular collection;
collapsing the particular items in the particular collection into a single graphical element in the visual representation when the similarity between items is greater than a threshold; and
collapsing the tree data structure in memory when the similarity between items is greater than the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,140,382

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

Veeva Systems Inc., Plea...

1. A method for providing approved content from a controlled content repository, the method comprising:establishing an access protocol for a controlled content repository, wherein approved content is stored in the controlled content repository and is accessible according to the access protocol, wherein the access protocol is used for determining if the approved content in the controlled content repository can be used to generate a first electronic user interface associated with a first computing device, and wherein the approved content comprises or is generated based on first data associated with a first object and second data associated with a second object;
receiving, from a second computing device, the first data associated with the first object and the second data associated with the second object;
providing the approved content in the controlled content repository to the first computing device after a determination that the approved content in the controlled content repository is authorized to be made available to the first computing device in accordance with the access protocol, wherein the first electronic user interface associated with the first computing device is generated based on the first data associated with the first object and the second data associated with the second object;
receiving, from the first computing device, first source data and second source data;
aligning or correlating the first source data with the first data associated with the first object; and
aligning or correlating the second source data with the second data associated with the second object.

US Pat. No. 10,140,341

METHODS FOR DRUG REPURPOSING AND DEVICES THEREOF

Infosys Limited, Bangalo...

1. A method for drug repurposing, the method comprising:selecting, by a drug repurposing computing device, a set of positive drugs for an indication;
listing, by the drug repurposing computing device, a set of pathways for the set of positive drugs and a set of negative drugs;
determining, by the drug repurposing computing device, when an action is associated with each of the set of positive drugs and the set of negative drugs acting on each of the pathways;
associating, by the drug repurposing computing device, each of the pathways for each of the set of positive drugs and the set of negative drugs with a first index value of a plurality of index values, when the determination indicates that an action is associated with each of the set of positive drugs and the set of negative drugs on each of the pathways;
calculating, by the drug repurposing computing device, a pathway weight for each of the pathways based at least on the first index value of the plurality of index values and on a frequency of occurrence of the each pathway in the set of positive drugs and in the set of negative drugs;
identifying, by the drug repurposing computing device, a drug score for a drug from the negative set of drugs, based on the pathway weight;
associating, by the drug repurposing computing device, each of the pathways for of the set of positive drugs and the set of negative drugs with a second index value of the plurality of index values, when the determination indicates that an action is not associated with each of the set of positive drugs and the set of negative drugs on each of the pathways;
calculating, by the drug repurposing computing device, the pathway weight for each of the pathways based at least on the first index value and the second index value of the plurality of index values and on a frequency of occurrence of the each pathway in the set of positive drugs and in the set of negative drugs;
calculating, by the drug repurposing computing device, a probability score of the drug as a ratio of the drug score and a summation of a set of pathway weights, whereby each pathway weight is a positive value; and
repurposing, by the drug repurposing computing device, a drug for the indication, based on the probability score of the drug.

US Pat. No. 10,140,307

EFFICIENTLY MANAGING REFERENCE WEIGHTS FOR WRITE SPLITS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of overwriting shared data blocks in a file system, the method comprising:receiving, by a file system manager, a request to overwrite a set of data stored in a range of a file of the file system with new data, the file system including a first block pointer, the first block pointer having (i) a pointer value that maps some or all of the range of the file to a first data block in the file system, and (ii) a first reference weight that tracks an ownership share of the first block pointer in the first data block, the first data block storing at least a portion of the set of data to be overwritten;
locating a second block pointer in the file system that also maps to the first data block, such that the first block pointer and the second block pointer have a block sharing relationship with respect to the first data block, the second block pointer having a second reference weight that tracks an ownership share of the second block pointer in the first data block; and
performing a write split operation on the first data block to break the block sharing relationship, by (i) allocating a new data block arranged to store at least a portion of the new data, (ii) writing a new pointer value to the first block pointer, the new pointer value mapping said some or all of the range of the file to the new data block, and (iii) transferring the first reference weight from the first block pointer to the second block pointer such that the second reference weight is made to store a combined weight that tracks the ownership shares previously distributed between the first block pointer and the second block pointer.

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. 10,140,244

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. 10,140,197

METHOD PERFORMED BY AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE CAPABLE OF COMMUNICATING WITH A READER WITH IMPROVED SELF-TESTING

OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES OF ...

1. A method performed by an electronic device capable of communicating with a reader, the method comprising:receiving a command emitted by the reader that powers the electronic device,
selecting an application to be executed by the electronic device on the basis of said command, and
determining whether to perform at least one self-test according to which application has been selected, wherein said at least one self-test comprises a self-test of a cryptographic function of the electronic device carried out by the electronic device,
wherein said selecting an application comprises selecting an application among a list of applications of the electronic device, each application being associated with a list of self-tests specific to the application, and
said determining whether to perform at least one self-test comprises selecting at least one self-test to be performed or none in the list of self-tests associated with the application having been selected, wherein the determining is further according to a plurality of indicators memorized in the electronic device, each indicator corresponding to at least one self-test, and
wherein each indicator indicates whether the at least one self-test corresponding to the indicator is optional, and
if the indicator memorized in the electronic device indicates that said at least one self-test corresponding to the indicator is not optional, then
after performing said at least one self-test corresponding to the indicator, the indicator is attributed a state which indicates that said at least one self-test corresponding to the indicator is optional.

US Pat. No. 10,140,184

NODE RECOVERY IN STATIC DISTRIBUTED NETWORKS

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A method of operating a network, the method comprising:instantiating a first static server configured to perform at least one first node process;
instantiating a second static server configured to perform at least one second node process, wherein the at least one first node process and the at least one second node process are portions of a same network process;
periodically analyzing, by a conglomerate server, the at least one first node process and the at least one second node process to identify a network process state including an average state based on the at least one first node process and the at least one second node process and storing, by the conglomerate server, the network process state in a memory, the analyzing including averaging at least one state of the at least one first node process and at least one state of the at least one second node process to determine the average state;
detecting a failure in the first static server, wherein the failure causes an unrecoverable loss of progress in the at least one first node process; and
in response to the detecting, reinstantiating the first static server, the reinstantiating comprising restarting the at least one first node process according to the network process state from the memory.

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. 10,139,940

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An electronic device comprising:a casing;
a first operation unit that is on the casing, is configured to receive an operation from a user and has a first plane on which the operation is to be received;
a second operation unit that is on the casing, is configured to receive an operation from the user and has a second plane parallel to the first plane; and
a first protection barrier between the first operation unit and the second operation unit protruding from a plane of the casing on which the first operation unit and the second operation unit are disposed,
wherein the first protection barrier is configured to prevent erroneous touching of the first operation unit during operation of the second operation unit, and
wherein the second operation unit is disposed at a position such that, without the first protection barrier, operation of the second operation unit could result in the erroneous touching of the first operation unit,
wherein the second operation unit is a dial configured to enable an input with a rotary operation performed by the user,
wherein a portion of the first protection barrier protruding from the plane of the casing is a barrier protrusion portion, and a portion of the second operation unit protruding from the plane of the casing is a dial protrusion portion,
wherein an outline shape of a cross section of the barrier protrusion portion in a first plane perpendicular to a rotation axis of the dial is an arc shape, and
wherein the outline shape of the cross section of the barrier protrusion portion corresponds to an outline shape of a cross section of the dial protrusion portion in a second plane perpendicular to the rotation axis.

US Pat. No. 10,139,905

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INTERACTING WITH A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE

VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSC...

1. A method for interacting with a graphical user interface, wherein the method comprises the following steps:depicting a graphical user interface with a plurality of image objects on a display device;
illuminating an area of a user's head position by an infrared light source;
detecting, using an infrared detector, oriented towards the user's head position, a viewing direction and a position of a user of the graphical user interface depicted on the display device;
determining an image object viewed by the user, from the plurality of image objects, from the detected viewing direction and position of the user;
determining a distance of the user from the viewed image object from the position of the user and the position of the viewed image object on the display device;
outputting additional information to the user when it is determined that the distance of the user from the viewed image object has been reduced and the image object was still viewed by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,139,872

MOTHERBOARD ASSEMBLY AND RETAINER THEREOF

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A motherboard assembly, adapted for an expansion card to be installed thereto, comprising:a circuit board;
an expansion port, disposed on the circuit board, for the insertion of the expansion card; and
at least one retainer, comprising:
a supporting portion, disposed on the circuit board;
an elastic portion, movably connected to a side of the supporting portion away from the expansion port;
a holding portion, protruding from the elastic portion and located opposite to the supporting portion in order to hold the expansion card;
an extension portion, connected to the elastic portion and located opposite to the supporting portion; and
a pressing member, connected to the supporting portion, the pressing member and the extension portion located at a same side of the supporting portion, the pressing member comprising a movable portion and a pressing portion, a portion of the pressing portion located at a side of the extension portion away from the circuit board, one end of the movable portion movably connected to the supporting portion, another end of the movable portion connected to the pressing portion so that the pressing portion is movably connected to the supporting portion, wherein an orthogonal projection of the pressing member on the circuit board partially overlaps an orthogonal projection of the extension portion on the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,139,802

MONITORING DEVICE, MONITORING METHOD, AND DEVICE FOR CUTTING AND GRINDING DISPLAY SUBSTRATE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A monitoring device for monitoring a process of cutting a display substrate, comprising: an infrared temperature detection module configured to detect a temperature at a contacting position where a cutter wheel is in contact with the display substrate when cutting the display substrate with the cutter wheel, so as to acquire a temperature parameter at the contacting position; anda processing module in communication with the infrared temperature detection module, and configured to generate, based on the temperature parameter, a corresponding control parameter for controlling the process of cutting the display substrate;
wherein the monitoring device further comprises:
a first pressure application unit connected to a first end of a center shaft passing through a center of the cutter wheel;
a second pressure application unit connected to a second end of the center shaft;
a first pressure detection unit configured to detect a pressure at the first end of the center shaft; and
a second pressure detection unit configured to detect a pressure at the second end of the center shaft;
wherein the first end and the second end of the center shaft are located at two sides of the cutter wheel, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,139,793

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TERMINAL DEVICE THAT REMOTELY OPERATES AIR CONDITIONER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method for controlling a terminal device that controls an air conditioner via a network, the terminal device including a computer, a memory, and a display, comprising causing the computer to:acquire information, stored in the memory, on correspondence among a plurality of time zones, and target upper limit temperatures and target lower limit temperatures of the air conditioner that correspond to the respective plurality of time zones, the target upper limit temperatures being upper limit values of recommended preset temperatures of the air conditioner, and the target lower limit temperatures being lower limit values of the recommended preset temperatures of the air conditioner; and
display, on the display, a setting screen that allows a user to set, for each time zone of the plurality of time zones, a preset temperature of the air conditioner within a recommended temperature range between a target upper limit temperature and a target lower limit temperature corresponding to a respective time zone,
wherein the setting screen includes a graph region in which a graph whose first axis corresponds to the plurality of time zones and whose second axis orthogonal to the first axis corresponds to the preset temperatures of the air conditioner is displayed,
wherein the graph region includes, in each time zone of the plurality of time zones, a first temperature region displayed in a first display form, a second temperature region displayed in a second display form, and a symbol indicative of a corresponding preset temperature being displayed in the first temperature region,
wherein the first temperature region indicates the recommended temperature range for a respective time zone that is not less than the target lower limit temperature and not more than the target upper limit temperature for the respective time zone, and the second temperature region being a temperature region other than the first temperature region, and
wherein, when a preset temperature in a target time zone for is adjusted to be outside of a recommended temperature range for the target time zone, preset temperatures for one or more time zones adjacent to the target time zone are adjusted correspondingly such that recommend temperature ranges for the target time zone and the one or more adjacent time zones become modified to keep the adjusted preset temperature for the target time zone and the one or more adjacent time zones within the modified recommended temperature ranges.

US Pat. No. 10,139,724

ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER TOP COATS FOR ORIENTATION CONTROL OF THIN FILM BLOCK COPOLYMERS

Board of Regents The Univ...

1. A layered structure comprising first, second and third layers on a surface, wherein said first layer comprises a crosslinked polymer, wherein said second layer comprises a block copolymer film, and wherein said third layer comprises a random copolymer comprising at least one maleic anhydride unit, wherein said second layer block copolymer are selected from the group consisting of poly(styrene-block-dimethyl siloxane), pTBDMSO-Sty, pMTMSMA, pTMSS-Sty, and pMTMSMA-Sty, wherein pTBDMSO-Sty is
pMTMSMA is

pTMSS-Sty is

and pMTMSMA-Sty is
wherein said third layer comprises
wherein R1 is selected from the group consisting of H, F, CF3, and C(CH3)3, R2 is selected from the group consisting of H, Me, SiMe3, CF3, and C(CH3)3, R3 is selected from the group consisting of H, CF3, and C(CH3)3, R4 is selected from the group consisting of H, F, CF3, and C(CH3)3, R5 is selected from the group consisting of H, Me, SiMe3, CF3, and C(CH3)3, R6 is selected from the group consisting of H, CF3, and C(CH3)3.

US Pat. No. 10,139,720

PROJECTION SYSTEM AND PROJECTION SCREEN SUPPORTING DEVICE

Hisense Co., Ltd., Qingd...

1. A projection system comprising a projection screen, a projection device and a projection screen supporting device, the projection screen supporting device including a bracket body, a supporting assembly and a projection screen hanging assembly, the projection screen installed on the bracket body of the projection screen supporting device,wherein the bracket body of the projection screen supporting device comprises a first standing pole and a second standing pole, both of which are arranged substantially parallel to each other,
wherein the supporting assembly of the projection screen supporting device is fixed on the bracket body to support the bracket body,
wherein the projection screen hanging assembly of the projection screen supporting device is arranged on the bracket body, at an adjustable position in the direction in which the first standing pole and the second standing pole extend, to hang a projection screen on the bracket body,
wherein the projection screen hanging assembly comprises a first hanging piece, a second hanging piece, a third hanging piece and a fourth hanging piece,
wherein the first hanging piece and the second hanging piece of the projection screen hanging assembly are slidably installed on the first standing pole in the direction in which the first standing pole extends, and the first hanging piece is located between the second hanging piece and a top end of the first standing pole,
wherein the third hanging piece and the fourth hanging piece of the projection screen hanging assembly are slidably installed on the second standing pole in the direction in which the second standing pole extends, and the third hanging piece is located between the fourth hanging piece and a top end of the second standing pole,
wherein a guide groove, extending in the direction in which the first standing pole extends, is arranged on the first standing pole, and a guide groove, extending in the direction in which the second standing pole extends, is arranged on the second standing pole,
wherein the first hanging piece, the second hanging piece, the third hanging piece, and the fourth hanging piece of the projection screen hanging assembly each comprises a slider and a connection piece removably installed on the slider,
wherein in the first hanging piece and the second hanging piece, the slider is slidably engaged with the guide groove of the first standing pole, and the slider is locked on the first standing pole when the connection piece is installed on the slide, and
wherein in the third hanging piece and the fourth hanging piece, the slider is slidably engaged with the guide groove of the second standing pole, and the slider is locked on the second standing pole when the connection piece is installed on the slider.

US Pat. No. 10,139,692

LIGHT CONTROLLING DEVICE, TRANSPARENT DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A light controlling device comprising:a first base film and a second base film;
first auxiliary electrodes arranged on one surface of the first base film facing the second base film, and patterned at a predetermined interval;
second auxiliary electrodes arranged on one surface of the second base film facing the first base film, and patterned at a predetermined interval;
a first transparent electrode arranged on the first auxiliary electrodes and including a first lower surface and a first upper surface;
a second transparent electrode arranged on the second auxiliary electrodes and including a second lower surface and a second upper surface; and
an electrochromic layer arranged between the first transparent electrode and the second transparent electrode,
wherein an entirety of the first upper surface of the first transparent electrode is planarized and the first auxiliary electrodes extend into the first lower surface of the first transparent electrode,
wherein an entirety of the second lower surface of the second transparent electrode is planarized and the second auxiliary electrodes extend into the second upper surface of the second transparent electrode,
wherein the first upper surface is closer to the second lower surface than the second upper surface, and the second lower surface is closer to the first upper surface than the first lower surface, and
wherein the first auxiliary electrodes are in contact with the first transparent electrode, and the second auxiliary electrodes are in contact with the second transparent electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,139,674

REFLECTIVE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

10. A reflective liquid crystal display device, comprising an upper substrate and a lower substrate that are opposite to each other, a liquid crystal layer between the upper and lower substrates, a transparent plastic layer bonded to a surface of the lower substrate that is distant from the liquid crystal layer, and a mirror-reflection layer that is attached by the transparent plastic layer to the lower substrate;wherein the transparent plastic layer comprises a transparent plastic material and transparent particles mixed in the transparent plastic material;
wherein the surface of the lower substrate is a flat surface and the transparent plastic material of the transparent plastic layer is formed as a continuous layer attached to the flat surface of the lower substrate to completely cover the entirety of the flat surface and the transparent particles are mixed in and enclosed by the transparent plastic material and are distributed over the entirety of the flat surface of the lower substrate, wherein the transparent plastic layer is sandwiched between the flat surface of the lower substrate and the mirror-reflection layer and is in direct contact with the flat surface of the lower substrate and the mirror-reflection layer, such that light transmitting through the lower substrate travels through the transparent plastic layer and reflected by the mirror-reflection layer;
wherein the transparent particles and the transparent plastic material have different reflectivity;
wherein the upper substrate is a color filter substrate; and
wherein the lower substrate is a thin-film transistor array substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,139,637

INTEGRATED MOBILE DEVICE PACKAGING AND VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An apparatus comprising:a container that is both a shipping container for a mobile electronic device and a virtual reality headset, the container including:
a base portion that is open on a first side;
a first lens and a second lens disposed within a second side of the base portion;
a ledge disposed around at least a portion of an interior perimeter of the base portion, the ledge being configured to physically support an electronic device inserted from the first side of the base portion;
a lid portion that is open on a first side and closed on a second side; and
a hinge coupling the base portion with the lid portion,
the base portion, the lid portion and the hinge being configured such that the base portion and the lid portion are hingeably moveable, relative to one another, between an open position and a closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,139,615

LONG-RANGE OPTICAL DEVICE WITH A HOUSING AND A SUPPORT MEANS

Swarovski-Optik KG., (AT...

1. A binoculars, comprising a housing and support means, wherein between the housing and the support means at least one mount is formed for mechanical connection, wherein the at least one mount comprises an interface for electrical or electronic connection between the housing and the support means.

US Pat. No. 10,139,582

FIBER OPTIC STORAGE MODULE INSTALLATION AT USER PREMISES

OFS FITEL, LLC, Norcross...

1. A fiber optic storage module for installation at user premises, comprising:a module body including a base, and a wall extending upward from the base;
the wall has one or more openings for paying out a length of an optical fiber from inside the module, so that the fiber can be routed between the module when installed at the user premises and a network terminal associated with the premises;
one or more bosses formed on the base of the module body;
a number of elongated retention fingers extending upward from the base, wherein at least one of the retention fingers has a first rim at a first height above the base, and at least one of the retention fingers has a second rim at a second height greater than the first height above the base;
a fiber supply spool including a cylindrical hub, and an annular support disk fixed to an inner circumference of the hub;
a cylindrical collar dimensioned and arranged for receiving the retention fingers extending from the module base and for mounting the supply spool on the retention fingers, wherein the collar is fixed at an inner circumference of the support disk inside the hub, and the inner circumference of the disk forms a third rim; and
wherein the fiber supply spool is movable axially on the retention fingers between (a) a first position at which the third rim on the inner circumference of the annular support disk inside the spool hub is captured between the first rim on at least one of the retention fingers and the second rim on at least one of the retention fingers, so that the spool is free to rotate about the retention fingers when a fiber is unwound from the spool hub when the fiber is payed out through an opening in the wall of the module body, and (b) a second position at which a lower portion of the supply spool engages one or more bosses formed on the base of the module body so that the spool is locked from rotation about the retention fingers when the fiber is removed from the spool hub.

US Pat. No. 10,139,566

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE CONNECTOR

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An optical waveguide connector comprising:a connector body having an insertion hole that is connectable to an optical waveguide by inserting an end portion of the optical waveguide, the optical waveguide including a core and a clad that surrounds the core, the insertion hole having a bottom surface, the bottom surface being configured to be bonded to the end portion of the optical waveguide with an adhesive interposed between the bottom surface and the end portion; and
a first convex portion provided on the bottom surface of the insertion hole so that the first convex portion faces the core of the optical waveguide when the optical waveguide is inserted, the first convex portion including an incident surface that receives light from the optical waveguide, the incident surface being larger than an end surface of the core of the optical waveguide to be inserted.

US Pat. No. 10,139,558

OPTICAL FIBER

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. An optical fiber comprising:a core;
an inner cladding that surrounds the core and has a refractive index smaller than a refractive index of the core; and
an outer cladding that surrounds the inner cladding and has a refractive index smaller than the refractive index of the core and larger than the refractive index of the inner cladding,
wherein the core has a diameter ranging between 11.5 ?m and 16.0 ?m inclusive,
a relative refractive-index difference of the core relative to the inner cladding ranges between 0.25% and 0.45% inclusive,
a ratio of an outer diameter of the inner cladding to the diameter of the core ranges between 2.5 and 5.0 inclusive,
a relative refractive-index difference of the outer cladding relative to the inner cladding ranges between 0.01% and 0.20% inclusive, and
the core includes a ring-shaped outer peripheral core section and a depressed section at a center of the core and having a refractive index smaller than a refractive index of the outer peripheral core section, and
wherein a quadratic function approximating a spectrum of a loss increase caused by micro-bending at a wavelength ranging between 1400 nm and 1700 nm has a minimum value at a wavelength ranging between 1520 nm and 1630 nm, and
the optical fiber has an effective area ranging between 150 ?m2 and 175 ?m2 inclusive at a wavelength of 1550 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,139,540

OPTICAL FILM

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A phase difference film having at least two phase difference layers and having optical properties represented by the formulae (30) and (31):?2.0?a*?0.5  (30)
?0.5?b*?5.0  (31)
wherein, a* and b* represent the chromatic coordinate in the L*a*b* color system, and wherein the phase difference film comprises a first phase difference layer and a second phase difference layer, wherein the second phase difference layer has an optical property represented by the formula (3), and the phase difference film has optical properties represented by the formula (1) and the formula (2):
Re(450)/Re(550)?1.00  (1)
1.00?Re(650)/Re(550)  (2)
nx?ny

US Pat. No. 10,139,537

MULTIPLE-STACK WIRE GRID POLARIZER

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

1. A wire grid polarizer (WGP) comprising:a substrate having a first side, having a second side opposite of the first side, and being transparent;
a first array of wires, defining a first array, located over the first side of the substrate with a proximal end closer to the substrate and a distal end farther from the substrate, the first array being parallel and elongated, with channels between adjacent wires;
a first thin film located at the distal end of the first array and being transparent;
a second array of wires, defining a second array, located over the first thin film with a proximal end closer to the first thin film and a distal end farther from the first thin film, the second array being parallel and elongated, with channels between adjacent wires;
a second thin film located at the distal end of the second array and being transparent; and
an aspect ratio being greater than 5, where aspect ratio=T/W, T is a sum of a thickness of wires of the first array plus a thickness of wires of the second array, and W is a maximum width of wires of the first array and of the second array.