US Pat. No. 10,170,513

IMAGE SENSOR WITH VERTICAL ELECTRODES

STMICROELECTRONICS (CROLL...

1. An image sensor arranged inside and on top of a semiconductor substrate having a front surface and a rear surface, the sensor comprising a plurality of pixels, each comprising:a photosensitive area, a reading area, and a storage area extending between the photosensitive area and the reading area;
a first vertical insulated electrode extending from the front surface of the substrate between the photosensitive area and the storage area, comprising at least one opening extending from the front surface of the substrate and defining an area of charge transfer between the photosensitive area and the storage area; and
an insulation element comprising an insulating wall extending vertically inside of or opposite a lower portion of said opening, or under said opening, so that the depth of the charge transfer area is smaller than the depth of said first vertical insulated electrode, wherein, in each pixel, the photosensitive area comprises a first well of a conductivity type opposite to that of the substrate, and the storage area comprises a second well of the conductivity type opposite to that of the substrate and having a depth greater than that of the first well; the first vertical insulated electrode extends down to a depth greater than or equal to that of the second well; and the vertical insulating wall extends between the rear surface plane of the first vertical insulated electrode, and a plane located under the rear surface plane of the first well.

US Pat. No. 10,170,436

FLASH MEMORY DEVICE HAVING FLAME RESISTANT

Innodisk Corporation, Ne...

1. A flash memory device having flame resistant, comprising:a first shell;
a first circuit board comprising a controller and a plurality of flash memory elements connected to the controller, wherein the first circuit board is disposed within the first shell, and covered by a ceramic fiber material or a fire protection material with plasticity; and
a first transmission interface disposed outside the first shell, wherein a circuit connection line is connected between the first transmission interface and the first circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,170,288

SPUTTERING APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A sputtering apparatus, comprising:a processing chamber;
a target disposed in the processing chamber;
a holding body for receiving a rear surface of a substrate to be disposed in the processing chamber so that a front surface of the substrate faces the target;
a substrate retainer for covering and pressing a peripheral portion of the front surface of the substrate, the substrate retainer defining an outer edge of a film deposition region of the front surface in which a metal film is to be formed by sputtering the target in the processing chamber;
a deposition preventive plate which covers the holding body including the substrate retainer without covering the film deposition region so as to prevent unnecessary formation of the metal film on the substrate retainer and the holding body; and
a stopper protrusion provided in a region where the deposition preventive plate directly faces the holding body, the stopper protrusion protruding from one of the deposition preventive plate and the holding body toward the other of the deposition preventive plate and the holding body so as to prevent the deposition preventive plate from contacting the substrate retainer.

US Pat. No. 10,169,929

SYSTEMS OF USING VEHICLE SYSTEM DATA TO IMPROVE THE OPERATION OF OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

Freeport-McMoRan Inc., P...

1. A system for operating a fleet of off-road vehicles, comprising:a network;
a plurality of sensors operatively associated with the fleet of off-road vehicles, said plurality of sensors sensing information related to the operation of a plurality of off-road vehicle systems, said plurality of sensors being operatively connected to said network;
a processing system operatively connected to said network, said processing system being configured to:
collect sensor data from the off-road vehicles, the sensor data being related to the operation of a plurality of vehicle systems;
combine sensor data from the vehicle systems in accordance with a user-defined event;
determine whether the collected and combined sensor data are within or without defined limits of the user-defined event;
produce an alarm signal for a user when the collected and combined sensor data are without the defined limits of the user-defined event; and
recommend modification of the operation of vehicles for which an alarm signal has been produced; and
a display system operatively associated with said processing system, said processing system displaying on said display system at least information relating to the recommended modification.

US Pat. No. 10,169,639

METHOD FOR FINGERPRINT TEMPLATE UPDATE AND TERMINAL DEVICE

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method for updating fingerprint template, comprising:obtaining a target fingerprint image that is successfully matched;
assessing feature points and image quality of the target fingerprint image;
updating a first target fingerprint template according to the target fingerprint image, when a result of assessing the feature points and the image quality meets a fingerprint template update condition, the first target fingerprint template being a fingerprint template that matches with the target fingerprint image; and
before the updating a first target fingerprint template according to the target fingerprint image, determining, by a terminal device, whether a number of fingerprint templates pre-stored in the terminal device is greater than or equal to a preset threshold; when the number of the fingerprint templates pre-stored in the terminal device is greater than or equal to the preset threshold, the updating a first target fingerprint template according to the target fingerprint image comprising:
determining a coincidence percentage between feature points of the target fingerprint image and feature points of the first target fingerprint template;
determining a non-coincidence region of the target fingerprint image and the first target fingerprint template when the coincidence percentage between the feature points of the target fingerprint image and the feature points of the first target fingerprint template is greater than or equal to a first percentage, and updating the first target fingerprint template according to the non-coincidence region;
the non-coincidence region comprising a first non-coincidence region of the target fingerprint image with respect to the target fingerprint template and a second non-coincidence region of the first target fingerprint template with respect to the target fingerprint image, the updating the first target fingerprint template according to the non-coincidence region comprising:
determining, by the terminal device, a coincidence percentage of feature points of the first non-coincidence region and feature points of the second non-coincidence region;
adding, by the terminal device, the first non-coincidence region into the first target fingerprint template when the coincidence percentage of the feature points of the first non-coincidence region and the feature points of the second non-coincidence region is less than or equal to a second percentage;
adding a non-coincidence region of the first non-coincidence region with respect to the second non-coincidence region into the second non-coincidence region when the coincidence percentage of the feature points of the first non-coincidence region and the feature points of the second non-coincidence region is greater than the second percentage and less than or equal to a third percentage; and
replacing, by the terminal device, the second non-coincidence region with the first non-coincidence region when the coincidence percentage of the feature points of the first non-coincidence region and the feature points of the second non-coincidence region is greater than the third percentage and less than or equal to a fourth percentage.

US Pat. No. 10,169,375

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A FEDERATED WIDE AREA MOTION IMAGERY COLLECTION SERVICE

PIXIA CORP., Reston, VA ...

1. A method implemented by a computer system that includes at least one processor configured to execute computer program instructions for providing a federated wide area motion imagery (WAMI) collection service (CS), the method comprising:receiving, by the at least one processor, an alert from at least one WAMI alert-service (A) respectively associated with at least one WAMI CS regarding any updates to WAMI data served by the at least one WAMI CS at the federated WAMI CS, the at least one WAMI CS providing WAMI collection metadata;
issuing, by the at least one processor, a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or a Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) request, in response to the alert, from the federated WAMI CS to the at least one WAMI A associated with the respective at least one WAMI CS to read information on what is updated within the at least one WAMI CS;
receiving, by the at least one processor, a response, in response to the HTTP or HTTPS request, from the at least one WAMI A at the federated WAMI CS, the response comprising a list of nodes in a tree corresponding to WAMI collection metadata that are updated by the at least one WAMI collection service;
issuing, by the at least one processor, a subsequent request, in response to the response, to the at least one WAMI CS from the federated WAMI CS to retrieve the WAMI collection metadata from the at least one WAMI CS corresponding to the collection tree nodes that are updated;
receiving, by the at least one processor, in response to the subsequent request, a subsequent response including the WAMI collection metadata from the at least one WAMI CS; and
storing the received WAMI collection metadata in a local cache of the federated WAMI CS of the computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,169,362

HIGH-DENSITY COMPRESSION METHOD AND COMPUTING SYSTEM

CROSS COMMERCE MEDIA, INC...

1. A method comprising:extracting, by a processor, a data sample from a set of uncompressed data;
compressing, by the processor, the data sample using a first compression filter configuration comprising a first plurality of different compression filters arranged in a first sequence;
calculating, by the processor, a first compression ratio associated with the first compression filter configuration;
compressing, by the processor, the data sample using a second compression filter configuration comprising a second plurality of different compression filters arranged in a second sequence;
calculating, by the processor, a second compression ratio associated with the second compression filter configuration;
comparing, by the processor, the first compression ratio with the second compression ratio;
selecting, by the processor, the first compression filter configuration or the second compression filter configuration based on the comparison of the first and second compression ratios to provide a selected compression filter configuration; and
compressing, by the processor, the set of uncompressed data using the selected compression filter configuration to provide a compressed data set.

US Pat. No. 10,169,345

MOVING DATA FROM LINEAR TAPE FILE SYSTEM STORAGE TO CLOUD STORAGE

Quantum Corporation, San...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing computer-executable instructions that when executed by a computer cause the computer to perform a method, the method comprising:accessing a Linear Tape File System (LTFS)-based repository that stores data associated with a file system or an application;
copying a piece of electronic data from the LTFS-based repository, wherein the piece of electronic data is in a first form associated with a LTFS-based format;
producing a piece of converted electronic data from the piece of electronic data, where the piece of converted electronic data is in a second form associated with a cloud-based repository, wherein the second form is distinct from the first form;
providing the piece of converted electronic data to the cloud-based repository;
storing a first address at which the piece of electronic data can be retrieved from the LTFS-based repository using a first addressing scheme associated with the LTFS-based repository;
storing a second address at which the piece of converted electronic data can be retrieved from the cloud-based repository using a second addressing scheme associated with the cloud-based repository, wherein the second addressing scheme is distinct from the first addressing scheme;
establishing a mapping between the first address and the second address;
selectively satisfying a request by the file system or the application for the piece of electronic data from either the LTFS-based repository or the cloud-based repository until a changeover event is detected;
upon detecting the changeover event, satisfying a request by the file system or the application for the piece of electronic data from the cloud-based repository; and
providing the second address to the file system or the application upon detecting the changeover event and marking the piece of electronic data from the LTFS-based repository as read-only,
where the file system or application run on a different computer than the method,
where the method is transparent to the file system or the application,
where the method is performed independent of the file system or application, and
where the method continues until a selected amount of data is moved from the LTFS-based repository to the cloud-based repository.

US Pat. No. 10,169,330

ANTICIPATORY SAMPLE ANALYSIS FOR APPLICATION MANAGEMENT

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A device, comprising:one or more processors to:
receive a plurality of first samples of textual content;
identify a plurality of clusters of the plurality of the first samples,
a cluster, of the plurality of clusters, to be identified based on semantic similarity of samples included in the cluster;
identify a pattern of occurrence based on the plurality of clusters,
the pattern of occurrence to identify two or more clusters, of the plurality of clusters, based on an order in which samples associated with the two or more clusters were generated or received;
receive one or more second samples of textual content;
determine that the one or more second samples are semantically similar to one or more corresponding clusters associated with the pattern of occurrence;
identify a predicted sample based on the pattern of occurrence and the one or more corresponding clusters; and
perform an action based on identifying the predicted sample,
the action including reconfiguring another device to mitigate or prevent an event associated with the predicted sample,
reconfiguration of the other device including a modification of at least one of:
 a performance of the other device,
 a utilization of processor resources, or
 downtime of the other device.

US Pat. No. 10,169,206

SIMULTANEOUS MULTI-PLATFORM TESTING

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

1. A software testing system comprising:a web object repository to store web page objects of a web application and properties of the web page objects;
a test case repository to store test cases for testing the web application;
a test data repository to store test data for the test cases;
a testing device comprising a processor, connected to a memory, to execute machine readable instructions to:
receive a testing request to test the web application, wherein the testing request identifies
functionalities of the web application to test, and
platforms of different platform types on which the functionalities will be tested;
determine a first test package for testing a first functionality of the functionalities, the first test package for testing the first functionality on a first platform of the platforms, the determining comprising
selecting a first plurality of test cases from the test case repository for testing the first functionality,
creating, for the first plurality of test cases, a first map of key-value pairs for test data from the test data repository, and
identifying a first plurality of web objects from the web object repository that are for the first plurality of test cases;
determine a first driver for executing the first plurality of test cases on the first platform, wherein the first driver interacts with a first web application testing tool;
interact with the first driver to transmit the first test package to the first web application testing tool to execute the first plurality of test cases on the first platform, wherein the first test package includes the first plurality of test cases, the first map, and information for identifying the first plurality of web objects in the web application;
receive, via the first driver, first test results and first status information from the first web application testing tool executing the first plurality of test cases on the first platform;
determine a second test package for testing a second functionality of the functionalities in the testing request on a second platform of the platforms, the second platform being of a platform type that differs from the platform type of the first platform, the determining of the second test package for testing the second functionality comprising
selecting, using the first test results and first status information from the first web application testing tool, a second plurality of test cases from the test case repository for testing the second functionality on the second platform,
creating, for the second plurality of test cases, a second map of key-value pairs for test data from the test data repository, and
identifying a second plurality of web objects from the web object repository that are for the second plurality of test cases;
determine a second driver for executing the second plurality of test cases on the second platform, wherein the second driver interacts with a second web application testing tool;
interact with the second driver to transmit the second test package to the second web application testing tool to execute the second plurality of test cases on the second platform,
wherein the second test package includes
the second plurality of test cases,
the second map of key-value pairs, and
information for identifying the second plurality of web objects in the web application;
receive, via the second driver, second test results from the second web application testing tool executing the second plurality of test cases; and
generate a multiplatform view of the first and second test results.

US Pat. No. 10,169,170

CONTROLLING CONFIGURABLE VARIABLE DATA REDUCTION

Quantum Corporation, San...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor;
a memory; and
an interface to connect the processor, memory, and a set of logics, the set of logics comprising:
two or more boundary logics configured to determine a set of chunk boundaries for an object to be data reduced by a data reducer, wherein the chunk boundaries are two or more of run based, delimiter based, rules based, or data dependent; and
a control logic to control the data reducer to chunk the object based, at least in part, on the set of chunk boundaries,
where the two or more boundary logics are constrained to place boundaries in locations that satisfy one or more of, a minimum chunk size, and a maximum chunk size.

US Pat. No. 10,169,138

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELF-HEALING A DATABASE SERVER IN A CLUSTER

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of database servers, each database server in the plurality of database servers hosting shards of a database, each shard of the shards of the database having been split from a partition of the database and each partition of the database having been split from the database, each database server in the plurality of database servers having a unique identifier such that a status of each database server in the plurality of database servers can be accessed by other servers in the plurality of database servers, wherein each database server in the plurality of database servers is configured to:
receive a triggering action comprising:
receiving an indication that a minimum timer has expired; and
receiving a pre-determined number of queries;
detect a suspicious observation;
discover that a particular server is underperforming;
compile a plurality of statistics regarding itself, wherein the plurality of statistics is chosen from one of the following: memory usage, disk activity levels, CPU load, and error rates; and
store the plurality of statistics in a data store accessible by:
(1) each database server in the plurality of database servers; and
(2) a load balancer; and
the load balancer configured to:
allocate queries among the plurality of database servers using load balancing techniques;
determine when a condition has occurred by:
accessing the plurality of statistics in the data store; and
determining that a malfunctioning database server of the plurality of database servers is malfunctioning, comprising determining when one or more of the plurality of statistics stored in the data store by the malfunctioning database server does not meet performance thresholds;
initiate an automatic self-corrective action in a database server in the plurality of database servers, the automatic self-corrective action comprising the database server taking itself out of a rotation for a predetermined amount of time configured to allow the database server to catch up; and
perform a corrective action on the malfunctioning database server comprising:
determining that the malfunctioning database server cannot correct itself;
writing an entry in the data store indicating that the malfunctioning database server is not available;
causing the malfunctioning database server to no longer receive instructions; and
forwarding shard-level queries originally directed to the malfunctioning database server to one or more other database servers of the plurality of database servers.

US Pat. No. 10,168,963

STORAGE CONDITIONING WITH INTELLIGENT REBUILD

Quantum Corporation, San...

1. A computerized method performed in a computer storage system, comprising:determining a number D of data storage devices (DSDs) in the computer storage system that are available to store protection data items produced by an automated durability process;
determining a number E of DSDs used by the automated durability process to protect data stored by the computer storage system;
upon determining that D is greater than E:
producing a reduced form d:e of a ratio D:E, where d and e are numbers;
producing a partitioning of the D DSDs, where the partitioning organizes the D DSDs into d sets of devices, where a member of the D DSDs appears in e of the d sets of devices;
associating a range of hash values with a member of the d sets of DSDs, where the range of hash values are associated with a hash function used to hash an item presented to a key/value store for storage;
receiving an object to be stored in the key/value store;
receiving a hash value for the object from the hash function and establishing the hash value as the key value for the key/value store;
receiving an E-sized set of protection data items for the object from the automated durability process;
selecting a first member of the d sets of DSDs to store the E-sized set of protection data items based, at least in part, on the hash value; and
storing the E-sized sets of protection data items on DSDs in the first member of the d sets of DSDs.

US Pat. No. 10,168,806

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INPUT ASSEMBLY, INPUT ASSEMBLY AND TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for manufacturing an input assembly, the input assembly comprising a decoration enclosure, a touch panel, a fingerprint chip package structure and a display screen component, the touch panel defining a blind hole in a surface thereof, and the method for manufacturing the input assembly comprising:mounting the fingerprint chip package structure in the decoration enclosure;
mounting the decoration enclosure carried with the fingerprint chip package structure in the blind hole; and
mounting the display screen component to the surface of the touch panel,
wherein a first orthographic projection of the display screen component in the surface of the touch panel overlaps a second orthographic projection of the decoration enclosure in the surface of the touch panel.

US Pat. No. 10,168,726

SELF-ADAPTIVE STARTUP COMPENSATION DEVICE

ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORA...

1. A self-adaptive startup compensation device, comprising:a reference voltage generating circuit, including:
first to fifth transistors, an input terminal of the first transistor is connected to a voltage source, an output terminal of the first transistor is connected to input terminals of the second and third transistors, an output terminal of the second transistor is connected to a control terminal of the second transistor, an input terminal of the fourth transistor and a control terminal of the fifth transistor, an output terminal of the third transistor is connected to a control terminal of the third transistor and an input terminal of the fifth transistor, the output terminal of the third transistor is grounded through a first capacitor, and output terminals of the fourth and fifth transistors are grounded;
first and second current mirrors, input terminals of the first current mirror are connected to the output terminal of the first transistor, first and second output terminals of the first current mirror are connected to input terminals of the second current mirror respectively, the second output terminal of the first current mirror is connected to control terminals of the first and fourth transistors; and
a DC-to-DC converter, including:
first and second transconductance amplifiers, a non-inverting input terminal of the first transconductance amplifier and an inverting input terminal of the second operational transconductance amplifier are connected to one terminal of the first capacitor that is connected to the third transistor, an inverting input terminal of the first transconductance amplifier and a non-inverting input terminal of the second operational transconductance amplifier are connected to the second output terminal of the first current mirror;
an error amplifier having a bias input terminal connected to an output terminal of the first transconductance amplifier, a first non-inverting input terminal connected to the one terminal of the first capacitor in a decreasing frequency mode, and a second non-inverting input terminal connected to the second output terminal of the first current mirror in a constant frequency mode;
a clock circuit having an input terminal connected to an output terminal of the second operational transconductance amplifier;
a PWM controller and a RAMP generator, each of which has one input terminal connected to an output terminal of the clock circuit;
a comparator having an inverting input terminal and a non-inverting input terminal which are connected to output terminals of the error amplifier and the RAMP generator respectively, and an output terminal connected to another input terminal of the PWM controller; and
a switch circuit connected to an inverting input terminal of the error amplifier and an output terminal of the PWM controller.

US Pat. No. 10,168,712

VISON-BASED OBJECT DETECTION USING A POLAR GRID

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a computing device of a first vehicle, a first image of a second vehicle captured by an image-capture device coupled to the first vehicle and a second image captured by the image-capture device subsequent to capturing the first image, wherein the second vehicle has one or more flashing light signals;
determining a polar grid that partitions an image region in the first image and the second image into a plurality of polar bins;
identifying, based on a comparison of image content of polar bins in the first image to image content of corresponding polar bins in the second image, one or more portions of image data exhibiting a change in brightness between the first image and the second image;
determining that several polar bins of the plurality of polar bins are void of image pixels exhibiting the change in brightness between the first image and the second image;
merging the several polar bins into a single polar bin;
determining a type of the one or more flashing light signals of the second vehicle based on the one or more portions exhibiting the change in brightness; and
controlling the first vehicle based on the type of the one or more flashing light signals.

US Pat. No. 10,168,710

USER INTERFACE FOR DISPLAYING OBJECT-BASED INDICATIONS IN AN AUTONOMOUS DRIVING SYSTEM

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by one or more processors, a notification image including a representation of a vehicle and a plurality of segments representing physical areas in an environment around the vehicle;
detecting, by the one or more processors, an object at a particular location in the environment using a sensor system;
identifying, by the one or more processors, a segment of the plurality based on the particular location;
generating, by the one or more processors, a visual representation of the environment of the vehicle, the visual representation including a path of the vehicle and a representation of the vehicle; and
displaying, by the one or more processors, the visual representation, the representation of the vehicle, the path and the identified segment such that the representation of the vehicle appears to be overlaid on the path, and the identified segment is depicted as a highlighted area adjacent to the representation of the vehicle in order to identify a location of the object relative to the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,168,706

DETECTING AND RESPONDING TO TAILGATERS

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method for maneuvering a first vehicle, the method comprising:identifying, by one or more processors of a first vehicle, a second vehicle driving behind the first vehicle and in a same lane as the first vehicle;
determining, by the one or more processors, that the second vehicle is a possible tailgating vehicle based a current speed of the first vehicle and a distance between the second vehicle and the first vehicle; and
adjusting, by the one or more processors, a braking profile of the first vehicle based on the determination that the second vehicle is a possible tailgating vehicle, wherein the adjusted braking profile corresponds to a braking pattern for the first vehicle;
maneuvering, by the one or more processors, the first vehicle according to the adjusted braking profile.

US Pat. No. 10,168,589

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

2. A display apparatus, comprising:a display panel;
a circuit board which outputs an image signal associated with an image to be displayed on the display panel;
a flexible printed circuit board which connects the display panel and the circuit board, the flexible printed circuit board having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wiring lines and a driving circuit being provided on the first surface, the wiring lines providing electrical connection between the display panel and the circuit board, and the driving circuit driving the display panel based on the image signal which is output from the circuit board; and
a cover overlapping a portion of the second surface of the flexible printed circuit board, the portion corresponding in location at least to the driving circuit and a periphery around the driving circuit on the first surface, the cover being engaged with the flexible printed circuit board so as to be capable of sliding along two opposing edges of the flexible printed circuit board that are connected to neither the display panel nor the circuit board,
wherein the cover includes:
a plate member disposed over the second surface of the flexible printed circuit board, the plate member having a width which is larger than a distance separating the two opposing edges of the flexible printed circuit board; and
two lift-up flaps disposed on the first surface of the flexible printed circuit board so as to respectively catch the two opposing edges of the flexible printed circuit board in between the plate member and themselves.

US Pat. No. 10,168,574

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A light source device, comprising:a light source;
a light-transmissive plate having a side surface or a main surface facing the light source;
a holding frame having a frame-shaped surface holding a peripheral edge portion of the light-transmissive plate, the holding frame having a frame shape; and
a spacer provided between the peripheral edge portion of the light-transmissive plate and the frame-shaped surface of the holding frame,
wherein the holding frame includes:
a first rib provided on the frame-shaped surface, at a position closer to an outer edge of the holding frame than a contact position of the frame-shaped surface in contact with the spacer, the first rib extending along the frame shape;
a second rib provided on an opposite surface opposite to the frame-shaped surface, the second rib being along the frame shape;
a first recessed portion provided between the first rib and the contact position; and
a second recessed portion provided at a position closer to the outer edge of the holding frame than the second rib.

US Pat. No. 10,168,469

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A light source device comprising:a light guide plate having a rectangular shape;
a substrate having a first surface facing a side surface of the light guide plate;
a light source arranged on the first surface of the substrate to face the side surface of the light guide plate;
a reflection sheet having a rectangular shape facing one broad surface of the light guide plate; and
a plate-shaped member provided at a distance from the one broad surface of the light guide plate to form a room for housing the reflection sheet, wherein
the plate-shaped member comprises a first part and a second part and is formed in an L-shaped angle, wherein the inner surface of the angle in the first part faces the one broad surface of the light guide plate to be substantially parallel to each other, and the inner surface of the angle in the second part is arranged along the side surface of the light guide plate,
the substrate is arranged so that a second surface of the substrate which is opposite to the first surface closely contacts with the inner surface of the second part of the plate-shaped member,
an edge of the reflection sheet proximal to the light source is located inwards of an edge of the light guide plate proximal to the light source, so that an exposed region not covered by the reflection sheet is created near the light source and within the one broad surface of the light guide plate,
a light leakage prevention unit is provided to fill a space between an exposed region of the one broad surface of the light guide plate and the plate-shaped member, and comprises a protruding portion protruding toward the light source beyond the side surface of the light guide plate, wherein the protruding portion is thinner than other portions within the light leakage prevention unit,
a clearance is provided between the light leakage prevention unit and the reflection sheet, and
a reflective body is provided on a surface of the plate-shaped member facing the exposed region of the one broad surface at a position corresponding to the clearance.

US Pat. No. 10,168,468

ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A display device comprising:an illumination device which comprises a light guide plate having a notch-shaped recess in a peripheral portion and emitting entering light from one surface and a light guide plate support unit being provided with a protrusion to be engaged with the recess to position the light guide plate and supporting the light guide plate;
a display panel which includes a display area and a frame area surrounding the display area, the display area being illuminated from a back surface side by the illumination device;
a panel support unit with a frame-shape which is arranged between the display panel and the illumination device, supports the display panel, and covers a portion of the light guide plate corresponding to the frame area from a side of the one surface; and
a covering protrusion protruding inward from an inner peripheral edge of a portion in the panel support unit, the portion covering the recess, wherein the covering protrusion is arranged at a back surface side of the display area.

US Pat. No. 10,168,423

LIDAR SENSOR WINDOW CONFIGURATION FOR IMPROVED DATA INTEGRITY

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A system for determining whether an optical interferent is located on a sensor window, the system comprising:a housing including a first sensor window and a second sensor window, the first sensor window having a first external surface property for deflecting water and the second sensor window having a second external surface property for deflecting water different from the first external surface property;
a laser configured to generate a beam of light through at least the first sensor window;
an optical sensor; and
one or more processors configured to:
receive sensor data corresponding to light from the beam of light detected by the optical sensor identifying distances from the optical sensor to an object in an external environment of the housing;
determine that an optical interferent is located on a surface of at least one of the first sensor window and the second sensor window based on a comparison between a portion of the sensor data from the first sensor window corresponding to the object and a portion of the sensor data from the second sensor window corresponding to the object; and
when the comparison indicates that the optical interferent is located on the surface of at least one of the first sensor window and the second sensor window, control the vehicle in an autonomous driving mode based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,167,996

ATTACHMENT BRACKET WITH ADJUSTMENT MECHANISMS AND PIVOT

Tesla, Inc., Palo Alto, ...

1. An adjustable bracket comprising:a body of quadrilateral shape that defines an attachment plane for a device, the body comprising:
a first adjustment mechanism located adjacent a first corner of the quadrilateral shape, the first adjustment mechanism comprising a first passage transverse to the attachment plane, a second passage parallel to the attachment plane and leading to the first passage, and a first moveable member extending in the first passage;
a second adjustment mechanism located adjacent a second corner of the quadrilateral shape, the second adjustment mechanism comprising a third passage transverse to the attachment plane, a fourth passage parallel to the attachment plane and leading from a third corner of the quadrilateral shape to the third passage, and a second moveable member extending in the third passage; and
a pivot located adjacent a fourth corner of the quadrilateral shape, wherein each of the first and second adjustment mechanisms is configured for adjusting the adjustable bracket relative to the pivot.

US Pat. No. 10,167,958

VACUUM PRESSURE CONTROL APPARATUS

CKD CORPORATION, Komaki ...

1. A vacuum pressure control apparatus configured to be placed on a pipe connecting a vacuum chamber and a vacuum pump, the vacuum pressure control apparatus including:an annular elastic seal member formed with a valve seat;
a doubly eccentric butterfly valve element configured to come into contact or separate from the valve seat and rotate in a first direction from a first valve closed position to change vacuum pressure in the vacuum chamber, the butterfly valve element including a first contact surface configured to contact the elastic seal member in a second valve closed position different from the first valve closed position, and a portion of the first contact surface configured to contact the elastic seal member only when the butterfly valve element is in the second valve closed position; and
a control unit configured to rotate the butterfly valve element in a second direction opposite to the first direction so that the butterfly valve element is moved to the second valve closed position, wherein:
in response to the elastic seal member changing in shape due to contact with the butterfly valve element over a time period after the butterfly valve element is initially disposed in the first valve closed position, the control unit is configured to rotate and move the butterfly valve element by a determined amount from the first valve closed position to the second valve closed position to provide a seal between the portion of the first contact surface of the butterfly valve element and the elastic seal member.

US Pat. No. 10,167,921

HYDRAULIC DAMPER WITH A HYDRO-MECHANICAL COMPRESSION STOP ASSEMBLY

BEIJINGWEST INDUSTRIES CO...

1. A hydraulic damper for a vehicle comprising:a tube extending along an axis and filled with a working liquid;
a piston assembly disposed slidably inside said tube for generating a damping force and dividing said tube into a rebound chamber and a compression chamber;
a piston rod connected to said piston assembly and extending outside said tube;
a fluid compensation chamber located outside of said tube;
a base valve assembly located at an end of said compression chamber for controlling the flow of said working fluid between said compression chamber and said compensation chamber;
a hydro-mechanical compression stop assembly for generating an additional damping force at the end of a compression stroke of said piston assembly, said hydro-mechanical compression stop assembly comprising:
a covering member overlying said base valve assembly in said compression chamber and defining at least one main flow channel fluidly connecting said compression chamber and said base valve assembly,
said covering member further defining at least one auxiliary flow channel spaced from said main flow channel and fluidly connecting said compression chamber and said base valve assembly,
a closing member overlying said main flow channel for selectively closing said main flow channel based on the axial position of said piston rod,
a telescopic arrangement attached to said piston assembly and comprising a pair of sleeves in telescoping relationship with one another, wherein one of said sleeves is an engaging sleeve having a base coupled with said closing member, and
a first spring compressed between said piston assembly and said base to bias said closing member in an extended position,
wherein said base of said engaging sleeve defines at least one channel; said closing member includes a closing shield moveably connected to said base of said engaging sleeve and overlying said at least one main flow channel, and a second spring that extends between and is connected to said closing shield and said base and biases said closing shield in an extended position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,618

FLUSH TOILET

TOTO LTD., Kitakyushi-sh...

1. A flush toilet for cleaning a toilet main body and discharging waste by using flush water supplied from a flush water source, comprising:a bowl portion including a bowl shaped waste-receiving surface and a rim portion formed on a top edge of the waste-receiving surface;
a discharge path configured to discharge the waste, an inlet of the discharge path being connected to a bottom of the bowl portion;
a spouting portion configured to spout the flush water to the bowl portion and form a circulating flow of the flush water;
a water conduit configured to supply the flush water to the spouting portion; and
a water supply apparatus for supplying the flush water to the water conduit;
wherein the bowl portion contains a front region in which a plumb portion does not project inwardly toward a rear of the bowl, the front region including a first arc-shaped surface having a curvature R1 in a horizontal direction of a top portion of the waste-receiving surface and a second arc-shaped surface having a curvature R2 in a vertical direction formed by a lower side of the inner circumferential surface of the rim portion and the waste-receiving surface, and the ratio of the curvature R1 to the curvature R2 is in a range of 1:3 to 3:1.

US Pat. No. 10,167,398

SELF-HEALING POLYMER COMPOSITIONS

Tesla NanoCoatings, Inc.,...

1. A self-healing composition comprising:carbon nanotubes filled with at least two healing agents, wherein at least two of the at least two healing agents are different, wherein a functional group of one of the healing agents is chemically protected by a silyl group, wherein the silyl group is capable of being removed by hydrolysis; and
end caps on both ends of the carbon nanotubes, wherein both end caps are closed.

US Pat. No. 10,167,311

BORONIC ACID ESTERS AND PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS THEREOF

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A compound defined by Formula IA
wherein
Z, together with O1 and O2, represent a moiety derived from a polyol, wherein the polyol comprises a sugar;
L is absent, or is a linking group; and
A comprises a lipid moiety chosen from a fatty acid, a glycerolipid, a phospholipid, a sphingolipid, a sterol, or a prenol.

US Pat. No. 10,167,266

SODIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS

Parion Sciences, Inc., D...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of Formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and an osmotically active agent:wherein:X is halogen;
Y is —N(R2)2;
R1 is hydrogen or lower alkyl;
each R2 is independently —R7;
R3 is hydrogen or lower alkyl;
R4 is a group represented by formula (A):
and wherein:each RL is independently —R7, —(CH2)n—OR8, —O—(CH2)m—OR8, —(CH2)n—NR7R10, —O—(CH2)m—NR7R10, —(CH2)n(CHOR8)(CHOR8)n—CH2OR8, —O—(CH2)m(CHOR8)(CHOR8)n—CH2OR8, —(CH2CH2O)m—R8, —O—(CH2CH2O)m—R8, —(CH2CH2O)m—CH2CH2NR7R10, —O—(CH2CH2O)m—CH2CH2NR7R10, —(CH2)n—C(?O)NR7R10, —O—(CH2)m—C(?O)NR7R10, —(CH2)n—(Z)g—R7, —O—(CH2)m—(Z)g—R7, —(CH2)n—NR10—CH2(CHOR8)(CHOR8)n—CH2OR8, —O—(CH2)m—NR10—CH2(CHOR8)(CHOR8)n—CH2OR8, —(CH2)n—CO2R7, —O—(CH2)m—CO2R7, —OSO3H, —O-glucuronide, —O-glucose,

each o is independently an integer from 0 to 10;
each p is an integer from 0 to 10;with the proviso that the sum of o and p in each contiguous chain is from 1 to 10;each x is, independently, O, NR10, C(?O), CHOH, C(?N—R10), CHNR7R10, or a single bond;
each R5 is independently —(CH2)m—OR8, —O—(CH2)m—OR8, —(CH2)n—NR7R10, —O—(CH2)m—NR7R10, —(CH2)n(CHOR8)(CHOR8)n—CH2OR8, —O—(CH2)m(CHOR8)(CHOR8)n—CH2OR8, —(CH2CH2O)m—R8, —O—(CH2CH2O)m—R8, —(CH2CH2O)m—CH2CH2NR7R10, —O—(CH2CH2O)m—CH2CH2NR7R10, —(CH2)n—C(?O)NR7R10, —O—(CH2)m—C(?O)NR7R10, —(CH2)n—(Z)g—R7, —O—(CH2)m—(Z)g—R7, —(CH2)n—NR10—CH2(CHOR8)(CHOR8)n—CH2OR8, —O—(CH2)m—NR10—CH2(CHOR8)(CHOR8)n—CH2OR8, —(CH2)n—CO2R7, —O—(CH2)m—CO2R7, —OSO3H, —O-glucuronide, —O-glucose,

each R6 is independently —R7, —OR11, —N(R7)2, —(CH2)m—OR8, —O—(CH2)m—OR8, —(CH2)n—NR7R10, —O—(CH2)m—NR7R10, —(CH2)n(CHOR8)(CHOR8)n—CH2OR8, —O—(CH2)m(CHOR8)(CHOR8)n—CH2OR8, —(CH2CH2O)m—R8, —O—(CH2CH2O)m—R8, —(CH2CH2O)m—CH2CH2NR7R10, —O—(CH2CH2O)m—CH2CH2NR7R10, —(CH2)n—C(?O)NR7R10, —O—(CH2)m—C(?O)NR7R10, —(CH2)n—(Z)g—R7, —O—(CH2)m—(Z)g—R7, —(CH2)n—NR10—CH2(CHOR8)(CHOR8)n—CH2OR8, —O—(CH2)m—NR10—CH2(CHOR8)(CHOR8)n—CH2OR8, —(CH2)n—CO2R7, —O—(CH2)m—CO2R7, —OSO3H, —O-glucuronide, —O-glucose,wherein when two R6 are —OR11 and are located adjacent to each other on a phenyl ring, the alkyl moieties of the two R6 may be bonded together to form a methylenedioxy group,
each R7 is independently hydrogen or lower alkyl;
each R8 is independently hydrogen, lower alkyl, —C(?O)—R11, glucuronide, 2-tetrahydropyranyl, or

each R9 is independently —CO2R7, —CON(R7)2, —SO2CH3, or —C(?O)R7;
each R10 is independently —H, —SO2CH3, —CO2R7, —C(?O)NR7R9, —C(?O)R7, or —CH2—(CHOH)n—CH2OH;
each Z is independently CHOH, C(?O), CHNR7R10, C?NR10, or NR10;
each R11 is independently lower alkyl;
each g is independently an integer from 1 to 6;
each m is independently an integer from 1 to 7;
each n is independently an integer from 0 to 7; and
each Q is independently C—R5 or C—R6, wherein one Q is C—R5.

US Pat. No. 10,167,194

REDUCING GAS GENERATORS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING REDUCING GAS

LG FUEL CELL SYSTEMS INC....

1. A method of generating a reducing gas, comprising:receiving air into an oxidant system;
dividing the received air into a first air stream and a second air stream;
separating nitrogen from the first air stream with a nitrogen generator to produce a nitrogen rich stream and an oxygen rich stream;
discharging the oxygen rich stream to atmosphere;
combining at least a portion of the nitrogen rich stream with the second air stream to form an oxidant;
receiving the oxidant, a pressurized flow of a recycle gas from a recycle pump, and a hydrocarbon fuel into a merging chamber;
discharging a feed stream including the oxidant, the recycle gas and the hydrocarbon fuel from the merging chamber;
reforming the feed stream in a reformer to yield a reducing gas; and
extracting a portion of the reducing gas to form the recycle gas,
wherein the merging chamber and reformer are discrete.

US Pat. No. 10,166,910

AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTING MODULE WITH COMBINED LOW AND HIGH BEAM FUNCTIONS AND AN ADJUSTABLE LIGHT SOURCE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A motor vehicle lighting module, comprising:an optical axis;
a first optical system with at least one first light source, said first optical system being configured to form a first lighting beam along the optical axis, with a horizontal cutoff;
a second optical system with at least one second light source, said second optical system being configured to produce, in combination with the first optical system, a second lighting beam along the optical axis, that is vertically more extensive than the first beam;
wherein-the at least one first light source has a variable lighting power varying between a high level and a low level and the at least one second light source has a lighting power at the high level, the first beam being produced at the low level of lighting power and the second beam being produced at the high level,
wherein the at least one first light source comprises at least one main light zone and at least one auxiliary light zone, said at least one main light zone and said at least one auxiliary light zone to be electrically powered separately, the low level of lighting power being produced by only powering said at least one main light zone and the high level of power being produced by powering said at least one main light zone and said at least one auxiliary light zone, and said at least one main light zone and said at least one auxiliary light zone of each of the at least one first light source are arranged on several components.

US Pat. No. 10,166,863

BIODIESEL RESISTANT PVC/NBR RUBBER COMPOSITION

FORD MOTOR COMPANY BRASIL...

1. A PVC/NBR rubber composition comprising:(A) 100 PHR polyblend (33-45 ACN) NBR/PVC;
(B) 20-50 PHR conductive carbon black; and
(C) 2-20 PHR rice husk ash containing at least 90% SiO2;
wherein the rubber composition has electrical resistivity of less than 1×106? measured according to SAE J2260.

US Pat. No. 10,166,856

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR ASSESSMENT OF AN OPERATOR OF AN ELECTRICALLY MOTORIZED VEHICLE

Superpedestrian, Inc., C...

1. A system, comprising:a server adapted to operate in data communication with a plurality of motorized human-powered vehicles, each motorized human-powered vehicle comprising a motor and a control system; and
a data analysis module in communication with the server, wherein the data analysis module is operable to:
receive and analyze a data set related to one or more of the motorized human-powered vehicles, wherein the data set includes at least one of sensor data related to user inputs to the one or more of the motorized human-powered vehicles and sensor data related to motion of the one or more of the motorized human-powered vehicles;
analyze the data set to determine parameters related to movement of the one or more of the motorized human-powered vehicles through a road network; and
transmit a recommendation based on the analyzed data set to the control system of one of the plurality of motorized human-powered vehicles to be used by the control system of the one of the plurality of motorized human-powered vehicles to control the motor of the one of the plurality of motorized human-powered vehicles.

US Pat. No. 10,166,717

PHOTO-SODIFICATION MODELING APPARATUS AND METHOD

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A photo-sodification modeling apparatus comprising:a container, for accommodating a light-curable material, the container including:
a base plate for providing a magnetic field, which is transparent or translucent and comprising a first conductive layer; and
a wall structure, disposed around the base plate;
a holding plate;
a lifting mechanism for moving the holding plate;
a light source module disposed under the container, for irradiating the light-curable material to form a solidified layer on the holding plate; and
a control unit for controlling the light source module and the lifting mechanism; wherein
the first conductive layer in the base plate is configured to form the magnetic field using electricity during formation of the solidified layer, so that the light-curable material in the container will not solidify on a surface of the base plate, thus resulting in the solidified layer having a reduced viscosity when the solidified layer is closer to the surface of the base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,166,593

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR BUMPER BEAM OF VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A manufacturing method for a bumper beam of a vehicle, comprising:producing a circular pipe by pipe molding a steel plate having a predetermined thickness between first and second molding rolls;
heating the circular pipe to a predetermined temperature in a heating furnace;
pressurizing and molding the circular pipe heated in the heating furnace and having flexibility, while inserting the circular pipe between an upper mold and a lower mold to form a molding beam, and thereafter, cooling the molding beam to form the molding beam into a high-strength molding beam; and
curvature-molding the high-strength molding beam at a predetermined curvature through a curvature molding machine.

US Pat. No. 10,166,590

HIGH SPEED BLOW FORMING PROCESSES

Tesla, Inc., Palo Alto, ...

1. A method of forming a part, the method comprising:inserting a blank into a die, the die comprising a mold mounted above a sealing counterpart;
clamping the blank between the mold and the sealing counterpart;
applying first pressure on the blank from the sealing counterpart so the blank is pressed upward to form a shaped part corresponding to the mold;
applying a vacuum to the shaped part to hold it against the mold also after separating the mold and the sealing counterpart, the vacuum applied through at least one opening in the mold located in a corner of the mold that the blank does not reach when the first pressure is applied; and
discontinuing the vacuum to allow the shaped part to be released from the mold.

US Pat. No. 10,166,486

SELF-RIGHTING MODEL VEHICLE

TRAXXAS LP, McKinney, TX...

1. A method for self-righting an inverted remote controlled model vehicle, the method comprising:determining a current pitch angle and a current angular rocking rate of the model vehicle;
accelerating or decelerating a mass on the model vehicle based on the current pitch angle and the current angular rocking rate of the model vehicle to create a rocking motion by the model vehicle;
terminating the self-righting process when the model vehicle is upright; and
wherein a model vehicle body contacts ground and provides a fulcrum for the rocking motion by the model vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,166,415

BREATHING APPARATUS WITH TANK ALIGNMENT SYSTEM

MSA Technology, LLC, Cra...

1. A system, comprising:a carrier system adapted to be worn by a user and comprising a rigid backplate to support at least one of a plurality of tanks of pressurized breathing gas having different tank diameters, each of the plurality of tanks comprising a tank valve at an end thereof, the tank valve having an outlet,
at least one pressure regulator attached to the carrier system and a connector attached to the carrier system which is in fluid connection with the at least one pressure regulator;
a bracket connector attached to the rigid backplate of the carrier system; and
a plurality of brackets, each of the plurality of brackets having a different configuration, each of the plurality of brackets being attachable to an associated one of the plurality of tanks prior to attachment of an assembly comprising one of the plurality of brackets and the associated one of the plurality of tanks to the carrier system to capture at least a portion of the tank valve thereof and being severally and removably attachable to the bracket connector, wherein, for each one of the plurality of brackets, the assembly comprising the one of the plurality of brackets and the associated one of the plurality of tanks, when attached to the bracket connector, positions the associated one of the plurality of tanks adjacent the rigid backplate and positions the outlet of the tank valve of the associated one of the plurality of tanks of the assembly at a unique predetermined rearward position relative to the carrier system and at a unique predetermined vertical position relative to the carrier system, wherein the unique predetermined rearward position of the tank valve outlet relative to the carrier system and the unique predetermined vertical position of the tank valve outlet relative to the carrier system for each of the plurality of tanks coincides generally with a predetermined arc so that a distance between the tank valve outlet of the associated one of the plurality of tanks and the connector varies by less than 0.5 inches.

US Pat. No. 10,166,352

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPENSATING LONG TERM SENSITIVITY DRIFT OF ELECTROCHEMICAL GAS SENSORS EXPOSED TO NITRIC OXIDE

Mallinckrodt Hospital Pro...

1. A method for compensating nitric oxide sensor drift affiliated with therapeutic gas delivery, comprising:delivering, via a flow control valve affiliated with a therapeutic gas delivery system, a predetermined dosage of therapeutic gas comprising nitric oxide to a breathing circuit for delivery to a patient;
detecting, via a system controller affiliated with the therapeutic gas delivery system, if an alarm is active or has been active within a predetermined timeframe at a time a nitric oxide sensor calibration is to be executed according to an identified sensor calibration schedule stored in a system controller memory, wherein the nitric oxide sensor calibration is postponed if the active alarm is detected or has been detected within the predetermined timeframe, and the nitric oxide sensor calibration is executed when the active alarm is not detected or has not been detected within the predetermined timeframe, wherein the nitric oxide sensor calibration schedule is modified based upon a change in the predetermined dosage of nitric oxide being delivered to the patient, and wherein the change in the predetermined dosage is an increase in the predetermined dosage, the nitric oxide sensor calibration occurs with a greater frequency;
continuously monitoring, via the nitric oxide sensor affiliated with the therapeutic gas delivery system, a signal indicative of a concentration of nitric oxide in the breathing circuit; and
determining a compensated response to the signal indicative of the nitric oxide concentration in the breathing circuit after the nitric oxide sensor calibration occurs.

US Pat. No. 10,166,341

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

Carebay Europe Ltd, Slie...

1. A medicament delivery device having a proximal end and a distal end, the medicament delivery device comprising:a front housing and a rear housing interconnected and axially displaceable relative to each other between an extended position and a retracted position, wherein an axial displacement of the front housing relative to the rear housing sets a dose to be delivered;
a plunger rod configured to act on a plunger of a medicament container;
a drive mechanism configured to drive the plunger rod;
an actuator operably connected to each of the front and rear housings and axially movable in the front and rear housings between a proximal end position and a distal end position, wherein the actuator is biassed by a first biassing element toward the distal end position;
a drive sleeve releasably connected to the actuator and configured to act on the drive mechanism to drive the plunger rod;
a locking ring rotatably arranged at a distal end of the rear housing and in threaded connection with an outer surface of the actuator, wherein the locking ring is prevented from axial movement relative to the rear housing; and
a release button movably disposed on the rear housing between an active state and an inactive state, wherein the release button in the active state allows unidirectional rotational movement of the locking ring relative to the rear housing such that the actuator is axially movable toward the proximal end position by rotational movement of the locking ring, and the release button in the inactive state allows bidirectional rotational movement of the locking ring relative to the rear housing such that the actuator is axially movable toward the proximal end position or the distal end position by rotational movement of the locking ring.

US Pat. No. 10,166,215

SUBSTITUTED BICYCLIC COMPOUNDS AS BROMODOMAIN INHIBITORS

Zenith Epigenetics Ltd., ...

1. A method for inhibiting BET proteins in a mammal, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula:or a stereoisomer, tautomer, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, or hydrate thereof, wherein:the A-B bicyclic ring is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from deuterium, —NH2, —OH, alkyl(C1-C6), thioalkyl(C1-C6), and alkoxy(C1-C9);
D1 is selected from isoxazole and pyrazole optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from deuterium, alkyl(C1-C4), —OH, alkoxy(C1-C4), amino, halogen, amide, —CF3, CN, —OCF3, —N3, ketone (C1-C4), —S(O)Alkyl(C1-C4), —SO2alkyl(C1-C4), -thioalkyl(C1-C4), carboxyl, and/or ester,
wherein said alkyl(C1-C4), alkoxy(C1-C4), amino, amide, ketone (C1-C4), —S(O)Alkyl(C1-C4), —SO2alkyl(C1-C4), -thioalkyl(C1-C4), and ester may be optionally substituted with F, Cl, Br, —OH, —NH2, —NHMe, —NMe2, —OMe, —SMe, oxo, and/or thio-oxo;
X is optionally present, and if present, is selected from —(NH)—, —O—, —NHCRxRy—, —NHSO2—, —CRxRyNH—, or —NH2 and R3 is absent; and
R3 is selected from isoxazolyl, oxazolyl, pyrazolyl, pyridyl, pyridonyl, thiazolyl, isothiazolyl, pyrimidinyl, thiozolyl, pyrazinyl, pyridazinyl, azetidinyl, pyrrolidyl, piperidinyl, morpholinyl, cyclopropyl, cyclobutyl, cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, and phenyl, optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from deuterium, alkyl(C1-C4), —OH, alkoxy(C1-C4), amino, halogen, amide, —CF3, CN, —OCF3, —N3, ketone (C1-C4), —S(O)Alkyl(C1-C4), —SO2alkyl(C1-C4), -thioalkyl(C1-C4), carboxyl, and/or ester,
wherein said alkyl(C1-C4), alkoxy(C1-C4), amino, amide, ketone (C1-C4), —S(O)Alkyl(C1-C4), —SO2alkyl(Ci-C4), -thioalkyl(C1-C4), and ester may be optionally substituted with F, Cl, Br, —OH, —NH2, —NHMe, —NMe2, —OMe, SMe, oxo, and/or thio-oxo.

US Pat. No. 10,166,152

ABSORBENT ARTICLE

DAIO Paper Corporation, ...

1. An absorbent article comprising an absorber interposed between a permeable front surface sheet and a back surface sheet,wherein the absorber includes an uncompressed absorber recessed part of a groove shape into which the permeable front surface sheet is received, the groove extending lengthwise of the absorbent article over a predetermined range of the absorbent article, the groove being midway a width of the absorbent article and the predetermined range including a body fluid discharge site of a wearer of the absorbent article,
wherein, at least one embossed part is provided having an emboss embossed onto a front surface of the permeable front surface sheet at a bottom of the groove in an area centered with respect to width of the groove and extending along the groove in a lengthwise direction of the groove, and the embossing affixing the permeable front surface sheet to the back surface sheet at the bottom of the groove only at said area, and the emboss being of width A smaller than width B of the groove,
wherein a ratio A/B is 0.6 or greater and less than 0.83 thereby forming within the groove respective empty buffer zones between respective longitudinal side walls of the groove and those areas of the permeable front surface sheet which are received in the groove but not affixed to the bottom of the groove, whereby the buffer zones are configured to temporarily store body fluid which has passed through the permeable front sheet and not yet been absorbed by the absorber.

US Pat. No. 10,165,938

CONFIGURABLE MEDICAL VIDEO SAFETY SYSTEM

Karl Storz Imaging, Inc.,...

1. An operating room control system comprising:a computer having a network connection and a storage accessible by said computer;
an imaging device generating surgical image data;
an interface including a touchscreen;
a video laryngoscope generating laryngoscope image data;
a controller adapted to route image data from the imaging device and the video laryngoscope to a plurality of destinations, the controller coupled to said computer and connected to:
said imaging device;
said interface; and
said video laryngoscope;
the touchscreen adapted to control routing of image data from the imaging device and the video laryngoscope to the plurality of destinations;
the plurality of destinations including a first display and a second display coupled to said controller where said surgical image data is routed to and presented on said first and second displays based at least in part on programmed settings;
in response to a single selection of the interface, routing of the surgical image data to said first and second displays is immediately interrupted and said laryngoscope image data is automatically routed to said first and second displays based at least in part on the programmed settings.

US Pat. No. 10,165,819

HELMET ACCESSORY ADAPTER

MSA Technology, LLC, Cra...

1. A system for use in connection with a protective helmet having at least one accessory connection mechanism, comprising:a visor accessory comprising a frame comprising at least one rearward extending member,
an adapter comprising a lower helmet connector to form a releasable connection with the accessory connection mechanism of the protective helmet, and an upper accessory connector extending above a rim of the protective helmet when the lower helmet connector forms a releasable connection with the accessory connection mechanism to form a releasable connection with the at least one rearward extending member of the visor accessory via an extending channel of the upper accessory connector through which the rearward extending member is slidable to releasably connect the visor accessory to the protective helmet, the extending channel of the upper accessory connector being adapted to connect to the rearward extending member to stow the adapter on the at least one rearward extending member when the lower helmet connector of the adapter is removed from connection with the accessory connection mechanism of the protective helmet and when the visor accessory is placed in connection with the helmet via another accessory connected to the protective helmet via the accessory connection mechanism of the protective helmet, wherein the at least one rearward extending member is slidable through the extending channel of the upper accessory connector when the adapter is rotated 180 degrees from its orientation when connected to the accessory connection mechanism of the protective helmet to position the adapter at a forward position on the at least one rearward extending member so that a length of the at least one rearward extending member extends rearward from the adapter to place the visor accessory in connection with the another accessory via cooperation of the length of the at least one rearward extending member with the another accessory.
US Pat. No. 10,166,261

BACILLUS COAGULANS MTCC 5856 FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

SAMI LABS LIMITED, Banga...

1. A method of therapeutically managing dementia and dementia related sleep disorders presented as symptoms of major depressive disorder in human subjects, said method consisting step of administering Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 as a standalone, without co-administering with standard treatment of care, to the said subjects experiencing symptoms of major depressive disorder.
US Pat. No. 10,167,315

PEPTOIDS AND METHODS FOR TREATING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ...

1. A peptoid composition comprising eight peptoid monomers,wherein the eight peptoid monomers are arranged in consecutive order from the N-terminal end to the C-terminal end and comprise achiral side chain groups R1, R2, R3, A1, A2, X, A3, and A4, respectively,
wherein R1 is selected from an unbranched, terminally substituted C2-C5 aminoalkyl group,
wherein each of R2 and R3 of the peptoid is independently selected from an unbranched, unsubstituted C1-C5 alkyl group;
wherein each of A1, A2, A3, and A4 of the peptoid are independently selected from a C6 aryl or an unbranched C7-C8 arylalkyl group,
wherein X of the peptoid is an unbranched, unsubstituted C1-C5 alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,172,231

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING RF CROSSOVER COUPLING

pSemi Corporation, San D...

15. An integrated circuit comprising:a first non-conductive layer;
a first metal layer overlying the first non-conductive layer, the first metal layer comprising:
i) a ground return region of a substantially symmetrical shape with respect to a centerline of the ground return region, isolated from a remaining portion of the first metal layer;
ii) a first transmission line of a substantially symmetrical shape with respect to the centerline, formed within the ground return region, separated from the ground return region by a fixed distance gap along a length of the first transmission line; and
iii) a second transmission line of a substantially symmetrical shape with respect to the centerline, formed within the ground return region, the second transmission line comprising a first segment and a last segment collinear with the first segment, the first segment and the last segment separated from the ground return region by the fixed distance gap along the length of the first and last segments, the first segment and the last segment separated from one another at a middle region of the second transmission line;
a second non-conductive layer overlying the first metal layer; and
a second metal layer comprising a middle segment of the second transmission linecollinear with the first and last segments and electrically connected to the first and last segments through vias formed in the second non-conductive layer,
wherein:
the first transmission line and the second transmission line cross at the middle region of the second transmission line to form a symmetrical crossing pattern with respect to the centerline, and
the integrated circuit further comprises:
a third non-conductive layer overlying the first metal layer and separating the first metal layer and the second non-conductive layer; and
a third metal layer overlying the third non-conductive layer and separating the third non-conductive layer and the second non-conductive layer, the third metal layer comprising a ground shield region isolated from a remaining portion of the third metal layer, the ground shield region having a symmetrical geometry with respect to the centerline of the ground return region, the ground shield region comprising:
a) a center region comprising two crossing lines crossing at the centerline of the ground return region, the crossing lines defining a symmetrical crossing pattern of the center region comprising four extremes away from the centerline; and
b) four regions of a substantially same geometry each connected to one of the four extremes of the symmetrical crossing pattern of the center region, wherein:
the four regions are electrically connected to the ground return region through vias formed in the third non-conductive layer, and
projection of each of the four regions onto the ground return region clears regions of the first and the second transmission lines and corresponding fixed distance gap regions.

US Pat. No. 10,172,226

DC-AC ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMER

1. An apparatus comprising:a chamber configured to contain plasma;
at least two input electrodes disposed at least partially within the chamber and configured to receive a direct current into the chamber, wherein the at least two input electrodes are configured to direct the direct current to induce motion in the plasma; and
at least two output electrodes extending from the chamber, wherein the at least two output electrodes are configured to conduct an alternating single phase or three phase current from the chamber based on the induced motion in the plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,172,223

X-RAY GENERATION FROM A SUPER-CRITICAL FIELD

X-ILLUMINA, INC., Dublin...

1. A device for generating x-ray energy, comprising:an electric field generator that generates an electric field having an energy of greater than about 10E7 V/m without electrical breakdown of vacuum gaps for between about 100 picoseconds and about 90 nanoseconds; and
an electron beam generator that generates an electron beam, during generation of the electric field, and directs the beam toward the electric field.

US Pat. No. 10,172,221

METHOD OF CONTROLLING LIGHTING SOURCES, CORRESPONDING SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A method of controlling lighting sources as a function of a videogame played with at least one display, said lighting sources having at least one operating parameter which is controllable in at least one lighting sequence as a function of a time code data set coupled therewith, the method comprising:providing a repository of operating data files for said lighting sources, said operating data files coupled with said lighting sources with each data file including at least one time code data set for at least one lighting sequence for a respective one of said lighting sources,
retrieving in said repository at least one operating data file coupled with a selected one of said lighting sources,
detecting at said at least one display at least one videogame signal indicative of the development of said videogame, and
operating said selected one of said lighting sources by controlling said at least one operating parameter as a function of the operating data included in the operating data file retrieved and as a function of said at least one videogame signal.

US Pat. No. 10,172,215

LED LAMP WITH REFRACTING OPTIC ELEMENT

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

1. A LED lamp comprising:at least two LEDs providing light of at least two different spectral outputs; and
an optic element comprising a refracting entry surface disposed to receive the light from the at least two LEDs, the refracting entry surface comprising a plurality of refracting surfaces wherein the plurality of refracting surfaces comprise a plurality of convex refracting surfaces alternating with a plurality of concave refracting surfaces, the refracting entry surface refracting the light tangentially.

US Pat. No. 10,172,212

SECURITY LIGHTING FIXTURE

Hampton Products Internat...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a light source operatively coupled to a power source;
a control unit operatively associated with the light source, and comprising:
a motion sensing device operable to provide a motion sensor output signal in response to a detection of motion;
a photosensor configured to sense ambient light and to generate a first photosensor output signal indicative of a first ambient light level and a second photosensor output signal indicative of a second ambient light level;
a processing unit responsive to the motion sensor output signal, the first photosensor output signal, and the second photosensor output signal so as to control illumination of the light source by providing a first trigger signal based on the first photosensor output signal, a second trigger signal based on the second photosensor output signal, and a third trigger signal based on the motion sensor output signal; and an amplifier configured to respectively amplify the first trigger signal, the second trigger signal, and the third trigger signal,
wherein the control unit further comprises: an optocoupler, an RC filter, a first rectifier, and a second rectifier, the optocoupler including a light-emitting element coupled to a light-sensitive element, each of the first and second rectifiers including a set of diodes connected in a closed loop configuration;
wherein the light source is responsive (a) to the first amplified trigger signal to illuminate at a first brightness level, (b) to the second amplified trigger signal to illuminate at a second brightness level, and (c) to the third amplified trigger signal to illuminate at a full brightness level, the full brightness level being greater than the second brightness level, the second brightness level being greater than the first brightness level.

US Pat. No. 10,172,198

LIGHTING SYSTEM, RELATED ELECTRONIC CONVERTER AND METHOD OF DESIGNING A LIGHTING SYSTEM

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting system comprising: an electronic converter comprising: two input terminals configured to receive an input voltage, a positive output terminal and a negative output terminal for providing a continuous output voltage, a transformer comprising a primary winding and a secondary winding, wherein a capacitor is connected between said primary winding and said secondary winding, wherein said primary winding is coupled to said two input terminals, a rectifier circuit, wherein the input of said rectifier circuit is connected to said secondary winding of said transformer, and an output filter circuit, wherein the input of said output filter circuit is connected to the output of said rectifier circuit, wherein the output of said output filter circuit provides said continuous output voltage; a lighting module comprising a positive input terminal and a negative input terminal, and a string of LEDs or laser diodes and a current regulator connected directly in series between said positive input terminal and said negative input terminal of said lighting module, wherein said string of LEDs or laser diodes is configured to be mounted on a substrate in a metallic material, whereby a parasitic capacitance is arranged between the lighting module and said substrate in a metallic material; and a switching stage comprising: a positive input terminal and a negative input terminal connected directly to the positive and negative output terminals of said electronic converter, and a positive output terminal and a negative output terminal connected directly to the positive and negative input terminals of said lighting module, wherein said positive input terminal is connected directly to said positive output terminal; a field effect transistor, wherein the drain of said transistor is connected directly to said negative output terminal and the source of said transistor is connected directly to said negative input terminal, a control unit configured to drive the gate of said transistor as a function of a dimming signal, and a diode, wherein the anode of said diode is connected directly to the negative output terminal of said switching stage and the cathode of said diode is connected directly to the positive output terminal of said switching stage.

US Pat. No. 10,172,190

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE HAVING IMPROVED CURRENT SPREADING EFFICIENCY, IMPROVED MECHANICAL RELIABILITY, OR SOME COMBINATION THEREOF

Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd., ...

1. A light emitting diode, comprising:a light emitting structure comprising a first conductivity type semiconductor layer and a plurality of mesas comprising a second conductivity type semiconductor layer disposed on the first conductivity type semiconductor layer and an active layer interposed between the first conductivity type semiconductor layer and the second conductivity type semiconductor layer, the first conductivity type semiconductor layer comprising an exposed region between the plurality of mesas;
a first electrode disposed on the first conductivity type semiconductor layer and electrically connected to the first conductivity type semiconductor layer;
a current blocking layer disposed on a portion of the plurality of mesas and a portion of the exposed region;
a transparent electrode layer disposed on a portion of the plurality of mesas and a portion of the exposed region, the transparent electrode layer partially covering the second conductivity type semiconductor layer and the current blocking layer; and
a second electrode disposed on the current blocking layer and the transparent electrode layer and electrically connected to the second conductivity type semiconductor layer,
wherein the current blocking layer comprises a connecting portion extending from a first mesa of the plurality of mesas to a second mesa of the plurality of mesas adjacent to the first mesa, and a protruding portion protruding from the connecting portion and disposed on the exposed region.

US Pat. No. 10,172,189

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MICROWAVE TREATMENT OF DIELECTRIC FILMS

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. An apparatus for thermal treatment of dielectric films on substrates comprising:a microwave applicator cavity to apply microwaves to a workpiece disposed within the microwave applicator cavity to heat the workpiece, the workpiece comprising a porous coating on a selected substrate;
a microwave power source to deliver power to the applicator cavity;
a jar located within the microwave applicator cavity and,
a dispenser located within the jar and positioned above the surface of the porous coating for introducing a controlled amount of a polar solvent into the porous coating immediately before heating by the microwave power.

US Pat. No. 10,172,182

EFFICIENT OPERATION OF USER EQUIPMENT IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operating a User Equipment, UE, in a wireless communication network, the UE being configured for Discontinuous Reception, DRX, operation with a DRX cycle having a DRX ON period in which the UE is in a DRX awake state and ready for reception and a DRX OFF period in which the UE is in a DRX sleep state, the method comprising:the UE determining whether an uplink packet to be transmitted is delay tolerant, where determining whether an uplink packet to be transmitted is delay tolerant is performed on a packet-by-packet basis by inspecting the packet below an Internet Protocol (IP) layer; and
in response to determining the uplink packet is delay tolerant, the UE delaying a request for an uplink transmission grant for the uplink packet until a DRX ON period of the UE, wherein delaying, when the uplink packet is regarded as delay tolerant, the request for the uplink transmission grant until the DRX ON period of the UE comprises directly controlling a timing of the transmission of the request for an uplink transmission grant to the DRX ON period;
wherein the UE has a primary packet buffer configured to store the uplink packet, and wherein delaying, when the uplink packet is regarded as delay tolerant, a request for an uplink transmission grant until a DRX ON period of the UE comprises:
temporarily storing the uplink packet in a packet pre-buffer; and
transferring the uplink packet from the packet pre-buffer into the primary packet buffer when the UE is in the DRX ON period, wherein a presence of an uplink packet in the primary packet buffer triggers transmission of the request for an uplink transmission grant.

US Pat. No. 10,172,171

SYSTEM FOR CONNECTING A MOBILE DEVICE TO A WIRELESS NETWORK OF AN AIRCRAFT

AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S....

1. A system for connecting a mobile device to a wireless network of an aircraft, the network comprising a wireless access point, the system comprising:a management module installed in a secured area of the aircraft and linked to the wireless access point, the management module being configured to generate connection parameters and to configure the wireless access point according to the connection parameters, the management module further comprising a parameterizing unit configured to receive a predefined trigger event and to produce the connection parameters on reception of the trigger event, wherein the trigger event is a change of flight phase, such that the parameterizing unit is configured to produce new connection parameters for the wireless access point in response to the change of flight phase, and wherein the parameterizing unit is programmed to detect the trigger event by detecting a signal from an avionics interface that the airplane is entering a pre-flight phase, such that new connection parameters are generated on each flight, and
a wireless transmission module installed in the secured area and linked to the management module, the wireless transmission module being configured to deliver the connection parameters to the mobile device according to a range restricted to the secured area, the connection parameters being generated by the management module to allow the mobile device to be connected securely to the wireless network of the aircraft via the wireless access point;
wherein the wireless transmission module comprises a wireless transmission module near field communication (NFC) interface in the secured area, wherein the wireless transmission module is configured to deliver the connection parameters for the wireless access point to a mobile device NFC interface of the mobile device in the secured area using the wireless transmission module NFC interface.

US Pat. No. 10,172,167

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONNECTION METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having a program recorded thereon to be executed in a computer, the program comprising executable commands to instruct a processor included in a first electronic device to execute operations, the operations comprising:acquiring a virtual media access control (MAC) address of a second electronic device and connection information between the second electronic device and one or more third electronic devices while the second electronic device communicates with the one or more third electronic devices based on the virtual MAC address, wherein the connection information is generated by the second electronic device, based on the virtual MAC address of the second electronic device, and wherein the virtual MAC address of the second electronic device is generated or obtained from an external server by the second electronic device;
changing a preset MAC address of the first electronic device by setting the virtual address of the second electronic device as a MAC address of the first electronic device; and
establishing a connection with the one or more third electronic devices through short range wireless communication using the changed MAC address of the first electronic device instead of the preset MAC address for the first electronic device and the connection information.

US Pat. No. 10,172,163

RANDOM ACCESS PREAMBLE FOR MINIMIZING PA BACKOFF

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a user equipment, the method comprising:generating a random access preamble signal comprising a plurality of preamble symbol groups, wherein each preamble symbol group comprises a cyclic prefix portion and a plurality of identical symbols; and
transmitting the random access preamble signal such that each preamble symbol group occupies a single subcarrier, and wherein a first preamble symbol group occupies a first subcarrier frequency, and a second preamble symbol group that is adjacent in time to the first symbol group occupies a second subcarrier frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,172,153

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING UPLINK DATA IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for receiving uplink grant by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating a scheduling request (SR) corresponding to a logical channel, wherein the logical channel is mapped to an SR configuration which is configured by radio resource control (RRC);
transmitting, to a base station, the SR corresponding to the logical channel based on the SR configuration; and
receiving, from the base station, an uplink grant associated with an uplink resource for the logical channel, wherein the uplink resource for the logical channel is allocated to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,172,151

NON-CONSECUTIVE SUBFRAMES IN MULTI-TTI SCHEDULING MESSAGES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method, in a network node, for handling scheduling of a wireless device in a communications network, wherein the network node is adapted to communicate with the wireless device over a radio channel, the method comprising:dynamically allocating a set of non-consecutive subframes in which the network node is to transmit data to the wireless device or receive data from the wireless device; and
transmitting, in a downlink control information message (DCI) on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), a multi-Time Transmission Interval (TTI) scheduling message to the wireless device, which multi-TTI scheduling message comprises information indicating the dynamically allocated non-consecutive subframes;
wherein the information indicating the dynamically allocated non-consecutive subframes further indicates a multi-TTI subframe pattern corresponding to non-consecutive subframes where the network node is to receive data from the wireless device or transmit data to the wireless device such that the multi-TTI subframe pattern indicates which subframes are on and to be allocated and which subframes are off and not to be allocated;
wherein the multi-TTI scheduling message further comprises information indicating a number of subframes that are on, or information indicating a number of consecutive subframes associated with a time interval; and
transmitting, by the network node in a radio resource control (RRC) message or a medium access control (MAC) message, to the wireless device, an indication of a number of candidate multi-TTI subframe patterns, wherein the downlink control information message transmitted on the physical downlink control channel indicates which one of the candidate multi-TTI subframe patterns is the multi-TTI subframe pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,172,145

PHONE-AS-A-KEY LOCALIZATION BASED ON OBJECT DETECTION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:sensors to detect objects around the vehicle;
wireless nodes to receive received signal strength (RSSI) values from a mobile device; and
a phone key unit to:
determine a quantity of the objects around the vehicle;
determine a first RSSI threshold based on the quantity; and
in response to an average of a portion of the RSSI values satisfying the first RSSI threshold, prime a door of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,172,144

USER EQUIPMENT, BAND BALANCING CONTROLLER AND RS-SINR REPORTING METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user equipment, comprising:a processor that measures:
a Reference Signal-Signal to Interference and Noise Ratio (RS-SINR) for a reference signal in a physical downlink control channel transmitted from a base station; and
at least one of a Reference Signal Received Quality (RSRQ) and a Reference Signal Received Power (RSRP); and
a transmitter that reports the measured RS-SINR to the base station in accordance with a reporting trigger based on the measured RSRQ or RSRP value.

US Pat. No. 10,172,138

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A wireless communication method, comprising:establishing a WIFI channel and a Bluetooth channel between a first communication device and a second communication device;
detecting a communication distance between the first communication device and the second communication device; and
transmitting multimedia data between the first communication device and the second communication device through the WIFI channel and transmitting a control command between the first communication device and the second communication device through the Bluetooth channel, when the communication distance between the first communication device and the second communication device is less than or equal to a distance threshold,
wherein the step of transmitting the multimedia data through the WIFI channel when the communication distance is less than or equal to the distance threshold further comprises:
detecting a strength of a WIFI signal when the communication distance between the first communication device and the second communication device is less than or equal to the distance threshold;
directly using, when it is determined according to the strength of the WIFI signal that the WIFI channel is available, the WIFI channel to transmit the multimedia data; and
switching, when it is determined according to the strength of the WIFI signal that the WIFI channel is unavailable, to the Bluetooth channel and transmitting the multimedia data through the Bluetooth channel,
wherein the step of transmitting the control command through the Bluetooth channel when the communication distance between the first communication device and the second communication device is less than or equal to a distance threshold comprises:
detecting a strength of a Bluetooth signal when the communication distance between the first communication device and the second communication device is less than or equal to the distance threshold;
directly using, when it is determined according to the strength of the Bluetooth signal that the Bluetooth channel is available, the Bluetooth channel to transmit the control command; and
switching, when it is determined according to the strength of the Bluetooth signal that the Bluetooth channel is unavailable, to the WIFI channel and transmitting the control command through the WIFI channel by:
adding additional control command that needs to be transmitted to a head of a WIFI transmission queue, and
transmitting data according to the WIFI transmission queue.

US Pat. No. 10,172,136

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STABILIZING WIRELESS WAN INTERFACE

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

12. A system for controlling a wireless wide area network (WWAN) modem configured to attach to at least one cellular network, the system comprising:at least one memory configured to store computer-executable instructions; and
at least one processor coupled to the at least one memory and configured, when executing the computer-executable instructions, to:
querying the modem in a plurality of instances, wherein each instance of the plurality of instances comprises:
determine values for a plurality of variables that describe an operational state of the modem relative to the at least one cellular network; and
increment a counter responsive to determining that the determined values satisfy a predefined first set of criteria, wherein satisfying the predefined first set of criteria indicates an impending failure of the modem; and
responsive to the value of the counter reaching a predefined number of instances that is greater than one, automatically perform a first action on the modem that comprises temporarily disrupting provision of power to the modem.

US Pat. No. 10,172,134

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CONTROL SIGNAL FOR MERGING CARRIERS IN TRANSMISSION

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving ACK/NACK information in a wireless access system supporting a carrier aggregation scheme, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) including downlink control information (DCI) from a base station (BS) on a first component carrier (CC), wherein the DCI includes a carrier indicator field (CIF) indicating a second CC and scheduling information;
transmitting, to the BS, uplink data on the second CC indicated by the CIF through a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) based on the scheduling information; and
receiving ACK/NACK information for the PUSCH from the BS on the first CC, where the PDCCH has been received,
wherein the first CC and the second CC are included in a plurality of CCs which are assigned to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,172,132

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND USER EQUIPMENT

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A mobile communication system comprising:a first base station;
a second base station; and
a user equipment connected to the first base station as a master base station,
wherein when a random access procedure toward a cell of the second base station is triggered at the user equipment, the user equipment performs a contention based random access procedure on a secondary cell of the second base station, based upon one of
(a) selecting the secondary cell on which a random access signal is to be transmitted in accordance with an instruction from the first base station;
(b) selecting the secondary cell on which the random access signal is to be transmitted using implicit information in the user equipment; and
(c) determining autonomously at the user equipment the secondary cell on which the random access signal is to be transmitted,
wherein based on the user equipment receiving, from the first base station, a changing instruction that instructs to change a secondary cell of the second base station for the random access procedure, the user equipment stops the ongoing contention based random access procedure toward the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,172,131

NETWORK NODES AND METHODS FOR ENABLING ACCESS TO A RADIO NETWORK NODE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a wireless device, said wireless device supporting a first transmission bandwidth associated with a first set of enumerable elements, for enabling access to a radio network node, the method comprising:obtaining information about a carrier operated by the radio network node, wherein:
the carrier has a second transmission bandwidth associated with a second set of enumerable elements; and
the second transmission bandwidth is wider than the first transmission bandwidth; and
based on the information about the carrier, determining a mapping scheme for mapping the first set of enumerable elements, associated with the first transmission bandwidth, to a subset of the second set of enumerable elements associated with the second transmission bandwidth, wherein the mapping scheme comprises:
mapping a first enumerable element of the first set to an enumerable element of the second set that corresponds to a center frequency of the second transmission bandwidth; and
mapping, in an alternating manner, subsequent enumerable elements of the first set to enumerable elements, of the second set, that correspond to frequencies increasingly higher and lower than the center frequency of the second transmission bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,172,129

METHOD OF MAPPING PHYSICAL RESOURCE TO LOGICAL RESOURCE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving data by a receiver, the method comprising:receiving a radio signal comprising a frame which includes an information region and a data region; and
demodulating the received radio signal by an OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) scheme, wherein the frame includes a plurality of OFDM symbols in a time dimension and a plurality of subcarriers in a frequency dimension,
wherein the data region is divided into a first data region including a first type of one or more resource units and a second data region including a second type of one or more resource units,
wherein data in the first type of one or more resource units are mapped to the first data region by a first mapping scheme and data in the second type of one or more resource units are mapped to the second data region by a second mapping scheme other than the first mapping scheme, and
wherein the information region includes information to identify resource units as the first type or the second type.

US Pat. No. 10,172,124

CARRIER SELECTION IN A MULTI-CARRIER WIRELESS NETWORK

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device from a base station, one or more messages comprising configuration parameters of a cell, wherein the configuration parameters comprise:
a first value for a first timer; and
a second value for a second timer;
starting, based on the first value and a medium-access control (MAC) control element (CE), the first timer;
receiving, via a primary cell, downlink control information (DCI), wherein the DCI comprises a field indicating an activation for a secondary cell;
starting, based on the second value and the DCI, the second timer; and
activating, while the first timer and the second timer are both running, the secondary cell.

US Pat. No. 10,172,123

COMMUNICATION METHOD BASED ON DEVICE'S PROPERTY AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCE BY USING THE METHOD

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A communication method with devices, comprising:classifying the devices into groups based on device's property;
performing resource allocation to a first device group knowing an already expected data information content without authentication;
performing authentication on a second device group not knowing the already expected data information content and then performing resource allocation to the second device group;
transmitting a signal including resource allocation information based on the resource allocation to the devices; and
receiving data from a device in the first device group and/or a device in the second device group through the allocated resource,
wherein the expected data information content is an amount of bits to be transmitted by one of the respective devices.

US Pat. No. 10,172,122

IDENTIFICATION OF UPLINK INTERFERENCE IN A LONG-TERM EVOLUTION (LTE) COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) base station to facilitate identification of uplink interference, wherein the LTE base station serves a plurality of User Equipment (UE) devices and one or more relay nodes, the method comprising:identifying a first scheduling group comprising the plurality of UE devices and a second scheduling group comprising the one or more relay nodes based on LTE registration data;
allocating uplink LTE resource blocks by scheduling a first portion of the uplink LTE resource blocks at one end of a channel spectrum to the UE devices in the first scheduling group and scheduling a second portion of the uplink LTE resource blocks at an opposite end of the channel spectrum to the one or more relay nodes in the second scheduling group; and
monitoring for interference in the uplink LTE resource blocks to determine if the interference is associated with the one or more relay nodes in the second scheduling group.

US Pat. No. 10,172,009

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A VEHICULAR NETWORK SERVICE OVER A 5G NETWORK

NETSIA, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method implemented in a mobile network communications infrastructure enabling communications for a vehicle furnished with radio network access capabilities and able to connect to multiple operators,the mobile network communications infrastructure comprised of at least a first and second operators, the first operator having a first default slice associated with its core network and the second operator having a second default slice associated with its core network,
the first and second operators also having a third and fourth slice, respectively, wherein each of the third and fourth slice: (i) has identical properties between the first and second operators and (ii) comprising partitioned network capabilities that are specific to offering a vehicular service, and (iii) comprising either physically separate network functions from the first and second default slices, or network functions whose resources are shared with same or different functions of said first and second default slices;
the method comprising:
(a) the vehicle sending a registration request message and attaching, based on the registration request message, to a first access and mobility function (AMF) associated with the first default slice of the first operator, wherein the registration request message comprises an indicator denoting a desire to attach to the fourth slice;
(b) the first AMF verifying identity of the vehicle from the registration request message;
(c) upon successful verification in (b), the first AMF redirecting the registration request message to a second AMF of second default slice associated with the second operator;
(d) the second AMF querying the identity of the vehicle in a vehicle ID registrar database and authorizing the vehicle; and
(e) the second AMF then querying a policy control function to obtain vehicle policy indications and instructing the vehicle to use network functions of the fourth slice in accordance with the vehicle policy indications.

US Pat. No. 10,171,985

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA SHARING

Ginko LLC, Brighton, MI ...

1. A method for data sharing between devices in a network, comprising:identifying user data associated with a user device of a user, the user data comprising at least one of a name, an address, a phone number, or an email address;
determining a first current location of the user device;
identifying, while a detection activation toggle is enabled at the user device, potential contact devices including a potential contact device of a potential contact that is associated with contact data,
the identifying being based on a predefined detection preference and based on a second current location of the potential contact device being located within a proximity range relative to the second current location of the user device;
receiving, from the user device, a request for the user to become a contact with the potential contact,
the request comprising a first permission setting that is a permission setting,
the permission setting being a first value or a second value that is set by a permitting user,
the first value indicating that a subset of user data of the permitting user is to be shared with a permitted user,
the second value indicating that none of the user data of the permitting user is to be shared with the permitted user and that only chats are allowed from the permitted user to the permitting user, and
with respect to the first permission setting, the user being the permitting user and the potential contact being the permitted user;
sending, based on the request, a communication to the potential contact device to initiate data exchange; and
in response to receiving an acceptance of the communication, the acceptance including a second permission setting:
setting the user as a contact of the potential contact,
the subset of the user data being viewable to the potential contact in a case that the first permission setting being the first value; and
setting the potential contact as a contact of the user,
the contact data being viewable to the user in a case that the second permission setting being the first value.

US Pat. No. 10,171,755

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING LIGHT SOURCES

Elbit Systems of America,...

1. A method comprising:capturing an image including a sub-infrared light emitter;
applying a filter to a pixel of the captured image to isolate a signal strength of a range of frequencies, wherein the filter is tunable to the range of frequencies by tilting the filter;
comparing the signal strength of the filtered pixel to an expected signal strength of a background spectra for the range of frequencies;
as a result of a difference between the signal strength of the filtered pixel and the expected signal strength exceeding a predetermined threshold, identifying the pixel as corresponding to a light emitter;
as a result of the difference between the signal strength of the filtered pixel and the expected signal strength not exceeding a predetermined threshold, identifying the pixel as not corresponding to a light emitter;
capturing an image of a zone having a known spectral profile, the image having an actual spectral profile, wherein the image is captured by a ground-based image capture system proximate to an airport;
comparing the actual spectral profile to the known spectral profile and determining an atmospheric contribution profile bases on the comparison;
modifying the expected signal strength of the background spectra for the range of frequencies based on the atmospheric contribution profile; and
transmitting the atmospheric contribution profile or the modified expected signal strength to an aircraft proximate to the airport.

US Pat. No. 10,171,749

IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD AND SYSTEM OF PROVIDING FILL LIGHT, AND MOVABLE OBJECT

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A fill light providing method comprising:obtaining an automatic exposure parameter of an image sensor; and
controlling a fill light lamp to provide a fill light based upon the automatic exposure parameter, including:
adjusting an illumination intensity of the fill light lamp in response to the automatic exposure parameter satisfying a preset condition.

US Pat. No. 10,171,628

AUGMENTED REALITY FOR SUPPORTING INTERVENTION OF A NETWORK APPARATUS BY A HUMAN OPERATOR

Telecom Italia S.p.A., M...

1. A system for supporting an intervention to be carried out by a human operator on a network apparatus of a communication network, said system comprising a terminal device provided in equipment of said human operator, said terminal device being provided with a personal proxy, wherein said personal proxy is configured to:process a live view of at least a portion of said network apparatus for extrapolating first information on said network apparatus;
retrieve second information on said network apparatus from network inventory of a network management system of said communication network;
compare said first information with said second information;
if a mismatch is detected between said first information and said second information, carry out a synchronization procedure of said network inventory;
provide to said human operator at least one instruction to carry out at least one operation of said intervention, by displaying at least one augmented reality element overwritten to said live view of at least a portion of said network apparatus;
cooperate with said network management system of said communication network for checking whether said at least one instruction was properly executed; and
report an outcome of said checking to said operator by displaying at least one further augmented reality element overwritten to said live view of at least a portion of said network apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,171,545

SYSTEM FOR TRANSFERRING REAL-TIME AUDIO/VIDEO STREAM

YUAN ZE UNIVERSITY, Taoy...

1. A system for transferring real-time audio/video stream, comprising:a mobile device, comprising:
a video recorder, generating a real-time video stream;
a fragmented media data codec, encoding the real-time video stream to generate a fragmented media data, wherein the fragmented media data comprises a start fragment information, at least one media fragment and a media fragment random access point;
a segmented media data codec, dividing the fragmented media data to a plurality of segmented media data, wherein the segmented media data has a start segment and at least one play segment; and
a wireless communication interface;
a server, the segmented media data codec transmitting the segmented media data to the server through the wireless communication interface;
a client terminal, receiving the segmented media data pushed by the server and playing the segmented media data through a browser; and
wherein the mobile device receives a weight information, when the fragmented media data codec encodes the real-time video stream to generate the fragmented media data, the weight information is written in the start fragment information, the client terminal determines a playing sequence for all the segmented media data according to their weight information, and plays these segmented media data according to the playing sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,171,434

MANAGED DEVICE SCATTERNET ADMINISTRATION

AIRWATCH LLC, Atlanta, G...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium embodying program code executable in at least one computing device, the program code being configured to cause the at least one computing device to at least:receive a network entry request from a client device;
examine a structure of a network to identify an opening for the client device in a network sublayer of the network in response to the network entry request;
transmit network access data to the client device, the network access data comprising a network address of a sublayer propagator device for the network sublayer having the opening;
transmit client admission data to the sublayer propagator device, the client admission data comprising a unique identifier for the client device and a session key for communications with the client device; and
dispatch configuration data for the client device to the sublayer propagator device.

US Pat. No. 10,171,427

PORTABLE ENCRYPTION AND AUTHENTICATION SERVICE MODULE

WEBCLOAK, LLC, Irvine, C...

1. A portable, hand-held electronic device, through which a user can anonymously utilize a host device comprising a processor to communicate with a target application having a target network address, wherein the host device includes a native operating system (OS), the portable, hand-held electronic device comprises:an onboard database that stores user credential information; and
an onboard memory storing software instructions that, when executed by the processor, configure the processor to perform the steps of
(a) receiving IP addresses associated with the host device;
(b) instantiating a virtual machine that runs on top of the native OS, wherein the virtual machine comprises a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) messaging server having an IP address different from any of the received IP address of the host device,
(c) rendering an encryption and decryption service on the virtual machine for encrypting and decrypting data between the onboard database and the virtual machine,
(d) rendering an encrypted messaging interface on the host device that utilizes the TCP/IP messaging server for encrypting and decrypting data between the virtual machine and the target application over a TCP/IP networking layer,
(e) negotiating a data encryption protocol with the target application through a private portable encryption authentication and service module (PPEASM) interface associated with the application to enable encrypting and decrypting data between the target application and a PPEASM application, and
(f) negotiating authentication of the user with the target application by utilizing the user credential information and information received at the encrypted messaging interface from the PPEASM application with user credential information on the onboard database accessed via the encryption and decryption service.

US Pat. No. 10,171,326

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING A MAXIMUM TIME INTERVAL ERROR IN A DATA TRANSMISSION NETWORK

ADVA Optical Networking S...

1. A method for estimating a maximum time interval error in a data transmission network, the method comprising:(a) receiving at a processing device a plurality of data samples from the data transmission network over a sampling period;
(b) with the processing device, comparing a duration of the sampling period to a sampling period time threshold;
(c) if the duration of the sampling period is less than or equal to the sampling period time threshold, processing the plurality of data samples with the processing device so as to calculate in real time a maximum time interval error for the sampling period, wherein processing the plurality of data samples so as to calculate in real time the maximum time interval error includes,
(i) comparing a quantity of the plurality of data samples received over the sampling period to a data sample quantity threshold value;
(ii) if the quantity of the plurality of data samples received over the sampling period is less than or equal to the data sample quantity threshold value, directly storing the plurality of data samples received over the sampling period and calculating the maximum time interval error from the stored plurality of data samples; and
(iii) if the quantity of the plurality of data samples received over the sampling period exceeds the data sample quantity threshold value, creating a tree data structure on the basis of the plurality of data samples received over the sampling period, storing the tree data structure, and calculating the maximum time interval error from the stored tree data structure; and
(d) if the duration of the sampling period exceeds the sampling period time threshold, dividing the sampling period into a number of sub-intervals, processing the data samples received in each respective sub-interval with the processing device to produce a respective intermediate result for each respective sub-interval, storing each respective intermediate result directly after the respective intermediate result is produced, and processing the stored intermediate results with the processing device so as to produce a maximum time interval error estimate.

US Pat. No. 10,171,275

WIRELESS TRANSMITTER, WIRELESS REMOTE RECEIVER AND METHODS THEREOF

BEKEN CORPORATION, Shang...

1. A wireless transmitting and receiving system, comprising:a wireless transmitter comprising
a frame generator configured to generate a frame by including an auxiliary preamble, an auxiliary syncword, a guard, a preamble, an address, a packet control, a payload and a CRC, wherein the auxiliary preamble is precedent to the preamble;
a modulator communicatively coupled to the frame generator and configured to modulate the frame according to a variable transmission rate and include the transmission rate in the auxiliary syncword; and
a RF front end communicatively coupled to the modulator and configured to transmit the modulated signal to a receiver;
wherein the frame comprises the auxiliary preamble,
a receiver comprising a demodulator configured to use the auxiliary preamble to synchronize the demodulator to an incoming bit stream and for frequency offset calculation, and wherein the demodulator is further configured to use the preamble for synchronizing principal demodulation and another frequency offset estimation.

US Pat. No. 10,171,259

NETWORK SYSTEM AND RELAY DEVICE

APRESIA Systems, Ltd., T...

1. A network system comprising:a second network that is connected to a first network, at least part of which is constituted of a virtual machine on a virtual network, and that transfers first encapsulated data obtained by first encapsulation using a data link layer (L2) over network layer (L3) encapsulation method;
a third network that is connected to the second network and transfers second encapsulated data obtained by second encapsulation using an L2 over L2 encapsulation method;
a first relay device that belongs to the second network, is connected to the third network, and performs a process concerning the first encapsulation; and
a second relay device that belongs to the third network, is connected to the second network, and performs a process concerning the second encapsulation,
wherein the first relay device performs conversion between a first identifier of data encapsulated by the first encapsulation in the second network and a third identifier of decapsulated data exchanged with the second relay device,
the second relay device performs conversion between a second identifier of data encapsulated by the second encapsulation in the third network and the third identifier of the decapsulated data exchanged with the first relay device,
the first encapsulation is encapsulation by VXLAN (Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network) and the second encapsulation is encapsulation by PBB (Provider Backbone Bridging),
the first identifier is a VNID (VXLAN Network Identifier) and the second identifier is an ISID (Service Instance ID),
the first network is a vEPC (Evolved Packet Core) virtual network in a mobile network system, and
an eNB (evolved Node B: base station) network in the mobile network system is connected to the third network.

US Pat. No. 10,171,085

NOISE-IMMUNE REFERENCE (NREF) INTEGRATED IN A PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC DEVICE

AnDAPT, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A reference voltage block comprising:an accumulator configured to receive a digital reference value and generate a carry out signal;
a low-pass filter configured to receive the carry out signal from the accumulator and generate a filtered signal; and
an analog gain amplifier configured to amplify the filtered signal using a gain selected from a predetermined set of gains and generate a reference voltage output signal,
wherein the reference voltage block is integrated in a programmable logic device (PLD) including a programmable fabric and a signal wrapper, and
wherein the digital reference value and the predetermined set of gains of the reference voltage block are programmable using the programmable fabric and fed to the reference voltage block via the signal wrapper.

US Pat. No. 10,171,018

METHOD AND ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT FOR STALL DETECTION

MELEXIS TECHNOLOGIES NV, ...

1. A method for detecting stall of a multiphase motor operated in a sinusoidal micro-stepped mode, the method comprising:measuring a phase current and/or measuring a sum of all phase currents at regular time intervals synchronous with the micro-steps,
calculating the difference between the measured phase current at a first moment and the measured phase current of the same phase at a previous synchronous moment and/or the difference between the measured sum of all phase currents at a first moment and the measured current of the corresponding phase and/or of the measured sum of all phase currents at a previous synchronous moment,
analyzing the series of obtained current differences so as to generate a stall detection signal,
wherein analyzing the series of obtained current differences comprises comparing the obtained current differences with a threshold value and generating a stall detection signal when the threshold value has been crossed at least a predefined number of times during a predefined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,170,995

MULTIPHASE POWER CONVERTER

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A multiphase power converter comprising a first and a second constituent switched-mode power converter, whereinthe first constituent switched-mode power converter is configured to provide, both in a first mode of operation and in a second mode of operation, a first phase current to an output of the multiphase power converter,
the second constituent switched-mode power converter is configured to provide, in the second mode of operation, a second phase current to the output of the multiphase power converter, and
the multiphase power converter is configured to switch, depending on an operation condition of the multiphase power converter, between the first mode of operation and the second mode of operation, and configured to adapt a first transconductance of the first constituent switched-mode power converter when switching between the first mode of operation and the second mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,170,992

ADAPTIVE AMPLIFICATION ACTIVE FILTER FOR DIVIDER-LESS HIGH FREQUENCY DC-DC CONVERTERS

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A power converter for performing power conversion and for generating an output voltage in accordance with a reference voltage for the output voltage, the power converter comprising:a filter circuit for filtering the output voltage of the power converter;
an error amplifier circuit that receives the reference voltage as a first input voltage and receives the filtered output voltage as a second input voltage, for comparing the first input voltage and the second input voltage and for generating an error voltage in accordance with a result of the comparison; and
a driver circuit for driving one or more switching devices in dependence on the error voltage;
wherein the error amplifier circuit comprises:
a first differential circuit that receives the first input voltage and the second input voltage as inputs and a first bias current generation circuit for generating a first bias current for the first differential circuit;
a second differential circuit that receives the first input voltage and the second input voltage as inputs and a second bias current generation circuit for generating a second bias current for the second differential circuit; and
a bias current redistribution circuit for redistributing at least part of the first bias current to the second differential circuit or redistributing at least part of the second bias current to the first differential circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,170,946

MOTOR HAVING NON-CIRCULAR STATOR

Persimmon Technologies Co...

1. An apparatus comprising:a motor comprising:
a rotor; and
a stator, where the rotor is located at least partially in a rotor receiving area of the stator, where the stator comprises at least one coil winding and a plurality of teeth, where the at least one coil winding is located on at least some of the teeth, where the teeth comprise a first set of the teeth and a second set of the teeth, where the teeth of the first set of teeth are longer in a radial direction from the rotor receiving area than the teeth of the second set of teeth, where the stator comprises a stator member forming the teeth, where a base of each of the teeth is located at a portion of the stator member which forms an outer perimeter wall of the stator member, where slots between the teeth each comprise at least one of a general triangular shape and a general quadrilateral shape, and where a portion of the outer perimeter wall between a side of each shape, adjacent the outer perimeter wall, and an outer side of the outer perimeter wall has a thickness which is substantially uniform.

US Pat. No. 10,170,917

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING AND CONTROLLING A WIRELESS POWER NETWORK BY ESTABLISHING TIME INTERVALS DURING WHICH RECEIVERS COMMUNICATE WITH A TRANSMITTER

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless power network; comprising:at least one transmitter configured for providing controlled power transmission signals to produce a plurality of pockets of energy configured for receipt by at least two distinct receivers, wherein the at least one transmitter includes a single communication component; and
at least one power manager configured for controlling at least transmission of the controlled power transmission signals by the at least one transmitter, and establishing a first time interval during which a first receiver of the at least two distinct receivers communicates data with the single communication component and a second time interval during which a second receiver of the at least two distinct receivers communicates data with the single communication component, the at least one power manager further comprising at least one database comprising identification and attribute information of the at least two distinct receivers;
wherein the controlling by the at least one power manager includes:
during the first time interval, receiving, via the single communication component, first information used to determine a location of the first receiver;
after the first time interval and during the second time interval, receiving, via the single communication component, second information used to determine a location of the second receiver;
while receiving information from a respective receiver of the at least two distinct receivers:
receiving, by the at least one transmitter, a message indicating that the respective receiver is running out of a transmission buffer associated with transmitting the information to the at least one receiver; and
sending, by the at least one transmitter, instructions to the respective receiver to restore the transmission buffer; and
transmitting the controlled power transmission signals so that:
a first set of the controlled power transmission signals constructively interferes at the location of the first receiver, and
a second set of the controlled power transmission signals constructively interferes at the location of the second receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,170,867

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:an insulation body, having a base and a tongue located in a front end of the base;
a plurality of terminals, arranged in an upper row and a lower row, wherein terminals in the upper row are arranged on an upper surface of the tongue, and terminals in the lower row are arranged on a lower surface of the tongue; and
a middle grounding plate, disposed in the base and extending to the tongue, located between the upper and lower rows of terminals, and having at least one first hole,
wherein an edge of each of two lateral sides of the middle grounding plate is inwardly depressed to form a first groove and a latch slot, each of the first grooves is adjacent to a corresponding latch slot on the same lateral side of the middle grounding plate, each of the first grooves is connected with the corresponding latch slot on the same lateral side of the middle grounding plate, and the latch slots are located closer to a front end of the middle grounding plate than the first grooves are; and
wherein the first hole is located between the two first grooves, the insulation body has a first insulation portion and a second insulation portion, the first insulation portion protrudes into the first hole, and the second insulation portion protrudes into the first grooves on the lateral sides.

US Pat. No. 10,170,665

REPAIRING METHOD, MANUFACTURING METHOD, DEVICE AND ELECTRONICS APPARATUS OF MICRO-LED

Goertek.Inc, Weifang (CN...

1. A method for repairing a micro-LED, comprising:binging a conductive pick-up head into contact with a known-good micro-LED on a carrier substrate via a conductive adhesive;
locally joule heating a second bonding layer through the conductive pick-up head, to melt the second bonding layer, wherein the second bonding layer is provided between the known-good micro-LED and the carrier substrate; and
picking up the known-good micro-LED using the conductive pick-up head;
bringing the known-good micro-LED on the conductive pick-up head into contact with a first pad on an defective position of a receiving substrate, wherein the conductive pick-up head and the known-good micro-LED are bonded via the conductive adhesive;
locally joule heating a first bonding layer through the conductive pick-up head, to melt the first bonding layer, wherein the first bonding layer is provided between the known-good micro-LED and the first pad; and
lifting up the conductive pick-up head after the first bonding layer is cooled, leaving the known-good micro-LED on the receiving substrate,
wherein the adhesion force of the conductive adhesive is larger than the surface tension when the bonding layers are melted and is lower than the bonding strength when the bonding layers are cooled.

US Pat. No. 10,170,653

TUNNELING BARRIER INFRARED DETECTOR DEVICES

L3 CINCINNATI ELECTRONICS...

1. An infrared detector device comprising:a first contact layer;
an absorber layer adjacent to the first contact layer, wherein the absorber layer is doped p-type;
a hole barrier layer adjacent to the absorber layer, wherein:
a bandgap of the hole barrier layer is greater than a bandgap of the absorber layer; and
the hole barrier layer comprises a p-n junction;
an n++ layer adjacent the hole barrier layer, wherein a thickness of the n++ layer is less than a thickness of the hole barrier layer;
a barrier layer adjacent to the n++ layer, wherein the barrier layer is doped p++ and a valance band offset within the barrier layer is higher than a conduction band offset within the n++ layer; and
a second contact layer adjacent to the barrier layer, wherein the second contact layer is doped p+.

US Pat. No. 10,170,523

TOUCH SENSITIVE DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TPK Touch Solutions Inc.,...

1. A touch sensitive display, comprising:an upper substrate;
a lower substrate that has a top surface facing a bottom surface of the upper substrate;
a touch sensing layer disposed on the bottom surface of the upper substrate wherein the touch sensing layer comprises a plurality of sensing electrodes and a plurality of signal transmission lines connected to the plurality of sensing electrodes;
a mask layer disposed in a peripheral area on the bottom surface of the upper substrate, wherein:
the plurality of sensing electrodes is surrounded by the mask layer, and
the plurality of sensing electrodes and the mask layer intersect a plane parallel to a plane in which the top surface of the lower substrate lies;
an organic light-emitting assembly disposed on the top surface of the lower substrate; and
a sealing layer disposed between the mask layer and the lower substrate and sealing together the upper substrate and the lower substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,170,468

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

11. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor structure, comprising:providing a semiconductor substrate with a first conductivity type;
forming a first well in the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first well has a second conductivity type;
forming a first region in the first well, wherein the first region has the first conductivity type;
forming a second region in the first well, wherein the second region has the first conductivity type, and a dopant concentration of the first region is higher than a dopant concentration of the second region;
forming a second well in the first region, wherein the second well has the first conductivity type;
forming a first doped region in the first region, wherein the first doped region has the second conductivity type that is different than the first conductivity type;
forming a second doped region in the second well, wherein the second doped region has the first conductivity type;
forming a third doped region in the second region, wherein the third doped region has the first conductivity type; and
forming a fourth doped region in the first region, wherein the fourth doped region has the second conductivity type.

US Pat. No. 10,170,397

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, VIA STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A via structure of a semiconductor device, comprising:a through hole penetrating from a first surface to an opposite second surface of a substrate;
a filling insulating layer disposed in the through hole;
a first conductive layer disposed in the through hole and surrounding the filling insulating layer, wherein a portion of the first conductive layer is located directly below the filling insulating layer and at a bottom of the through hole;
a first insulating layer disposed on sidewalls of the through hole and surrounding the first conductive layer; and
a second conductive layer sandwiched between the filling insulating layer and the first conductive layer, wherein a portion of the second conductive layer is located below the filling insulating layer and electrically connected to the first conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,170,285

METHOD OF OPERATING SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING APPARATUS AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

BEIJING NAURA MICROELECTR...

1. A method of operating a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus that includes a match network, the method comprising:applying a radio frequency (RF) signal to the match network at a first terminal and a second terminal;
establishing an RF energy by the match network for generating plasma in response to the RF signal, the match network including a first inductive device coupled between the first terminal and a first voltage level, a second inductive device directly coupled between the second terminal and the first voltage level, and a first node being between the second terminal and the first voltage level;
configuring the first inductive device to output an adjusted voltage level according to an impedance of the match network;
providing a second voltage level at the first node, the second voltage level is greater than the first voltage level;
igniting the plasma at the second voltage level; and
adjusting the match network to achieve an impedance match between the RF signal and the inductive devices.

US Pat. No. 10,170,269

MAGNETRON HAVING A COOLING STRUCTURE

Hitachi Power Solutions C...

1. A magnetron comprising:an anode cylinder extending in a cylindrical shape along a central axis; and
a plurality of plate-like vanes at least each one end of which is fixed to the anode cylinder, extending from an inner face of the anode cylinder toward the central axis,
wherein the anode cylinder includes refrigerant flow paths for directly applying a refrigerant to the plate-like vanes, and
the refrigerant flow paths are openings formed so that end portions of the plate-like vanes are exposed so as to match with positions corresponding to fixed portions of the plate-like vanes.

US Pat. No. 10,170,215

VIBRATION RESISTANT CABLE

Southwire Company, LLC, ...

1. A vibration resistant cable comprising:a first conductor having a diameter d; and
a second conductor having the diameter d, the second conductor twisted around the first conductor at a lay length between 3 feet and 6 feet to eliminate bagging of the vibration resistant cable during installation; wherein:
the first conductor comprises six first aluminum strands surrounding a first core steel strand having a first diameter equal to about 0.0937 inches, and the second conductor comprises six second aluminum strands surrounding a second steel core strand having a second diameter equal to about 0.0937 inches.

US Pat. No. 10,170,051

DRIVING METHOD FOR OLED DISPLAY PANEL

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A driving method for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display panel, comprising the steps of:Step 1: providing an OLED display panel;
the OLED display panel being disposed with a driving circuit, m, n, a being positive integers, the driving circuit comprising: a plurality of pixels arranged in an array, a plurality of scan lines arranged from top down and horizontally extending, a plurality of data lines arranged from left to right and vertically extending, and a plurality of sensing lines arranged from left to right and vertically extending;
wherein, each pixel comprising: a red sub-pixel, a green sub-pixel, and a blue sub-pixel, arranged from left to right; a scan line being disposed correspondingly and electrically connected to each row of sub-pixels, a data line being disposed correspondingly and electrically connected to each column of sub-pixels, a sensing line being disposed and electrically connected to corresponding two columns of pixels; the a-th sensing line being electrically connected to all the sub-pixels of the odd-numbered rows in the (2a?1)-th column and all the sub-pixels in the even-numbered rows in the 2a-th column; or, the a-th sensing line being electrically connected to all the sub-pixels of the even-numbered rows in the (2a?1)-th column and all the sub-pixels of the odd-numbered rows in the 2a-th column;
Step S2: in a top-down order, each scan line successively transmitting three scan signals; and within the operation period of the first scan signal, the data line electrically connected to the red sub-pixel transmitting a data signal to drive the red sub-pixel to emit light; within the operation period of the second scan signal, the data line electrically connected to the green sub-pixel transmitting a data signal to drive the green sub-pixel to emit light; within the operation period of the third scan signal, the data line electrically connected to the blue sub-pixel transmitting a data signal to drive the blue sub-pixel to emit light;
the a-th sensing line synchronously detecting threshold voltages of the light-emitting sub-pixels of the odd-numbered rows in the (2a?1)-th column and the light-emitting sub-pixels of the even-numbered rows in the 2a-th column; or, the a-th sensing line synchronously detecting threshold voltages of the light-emitting sub-pixels of the even-numbered rows in the (2a?1)-th column and the light-emitting sub-pixels of the odd-numbered rows in the 2a-th column; so as to accomplish performing detection on half of the sub-pixels in the OLED display panel;
Step S3: based on the threshold voltages of the detected sub-pixels, calculating threshold voltages of the sub-pixels of the same color not performed with detection.

US Pat. No. 10,169,924

AUGMENTED REALITY VIRTUAL CONTENT PLATFORM APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS

SNAPS MEDIA INC., New Yo...

1. A system comprising:a memory to store image data; and a processor, operatively coupled to the memory, to:
identify a geo-location of an image captured by a client device, the image is associated with social media feed of social network;
provide, at a display of the client device, a plurality of augmented image stickers based on the geo-location of the image;
receive a selection of at least two of the augmented image stickers to inject into the image;
post the image with the at least two of the augmented image stickers injected into the image to the social network, the posted image is visible in the social media feed during a specified time duration.

US Pat. No. 10,169,910

EFFICIENT RENDERING OF HETEROGENEOUS POLYDISPERSE GRANULAR MEDIA

Disney Enterprises, Inc.,...

1. A computer-implemented method for rendering a granular medium, comprising:computing a plurality of shell transport functions (STFs) over an appearance space of optical parameters, each of the STFs aggregating a plurality of grain interactions into a single step;
receiving geometry of a scene which includes the granular medium;
determining a continuous volume approximation of the granular medium, the continuous volume approximation approximating the granular medium as a continuous medium which includes optical properties of the granular medium;
tracing light paths from a camera into the scene; and
for each traced light path of a plurality of the traced light paths that intersect the granular medium:
successively selecting one or more of the STFs that are associated with shells which fit in the granular medium, each STF of the one or more of the STFs being selected based, at least in part, on a respective portion of the optical properties of the continuous volume approximation corresponding to optical properties associated with the STF, and
constructing the traced light path using, at least in part, the selected STFs; and
generating at least a rendered image of the scene based, at least in part, on the traced light paths.

US Pat. No. 10,169,890

ANIMATED TRANSISTIONS BETWEEN GRAPHS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:generating, by one or more data processing apparatus, a first graph having a plurality of different visual graph elements that visually depicts a multi-dimensional set of data corresponding to a time period, wherein the first graph comprises a heat map in the form of a matrix that represents different values of the data for different subsets of data using different colors, each visual graph element being presented in a respective color that represents a respective value for the visual graph element;
receiving, by the one or more data processing apparatus, a request for a second graph that visually depicts a single dimension of data from the multi-dimensional set of data, the single dimension of data being visually depicted using a plurality of bars, wherein each bar is depicted using a respective subset of the visual graph elements; and
animating, by the one or more data processing apparatus, a transition of a view of the first graph into a view of the second graph, including:
for each of the plurality of bars:
animating, by the one or more data processing apparatus, movement of each visual graph element in the respective subset of the visual graph elements used to depict the bar from a first location of the visual graph element in the first graph to a final location of the visual graph element in the second graph, wherein a speed at which each visual graph element is moved from the first location to the final location is inversely proportional to a value of the bar being visually represented by the respective subset of the visual graph elements when the animating is complete;
determining, by the one or more data processing apparatus, a color of the bar based on a sum of the values for the respective subset of the visual graph elements used to depict the bar, wherein different colors of bars represent different values of the single dimension of data; and
adjusting, by the one or more data processing apparatus, a color of one or more of the visual graph elements in the respective subset to match the color of the bar in the second graph.

US Pat. No. 10,169,883

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORMING A DESIRED BEND ANGLE IN AN ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCE

3D MED AG, Zug (CH)

1. A method for forming a desired bend angle in an orthodontic appliance, the method being implemented by a processor of a computer system, the computer system executing a Machine Learning Algorithm (MLA), the computer system operatively coupled to a bending apparatus, the method comprising:obtaining an indication of the desired bend angle in the orthodontic appliance;
determining, by the MLA, an initial bend angle to be applied to the orthodontic appliance during bending in a gripped state of the orthodontic appliance for achieving the desired bend angle in the orthodontic appliance when the orthodontic appliance is in a free state;
causing the bending apparatus to form a bend having the initial bend angle in the orthodontic appliance, by bending the orthodontic appliance in the gripped state;
monitoring the bending of the orthodontic appliance in the gripped state through a computer vision analysis;
in response to the computer vision analysis rendering an indication that the initial bend angle in the orthodontic appliance in the gripped state has been reached, causing the bending apparatus to release at least a portion of the orthodontic appliance so that the orthodontic appliance is in the free state,
measuring a resultant angle of the bend through the computer vision analysis, when the orthodontic appliance is in the free state;
selectively executing:
in response to the resultant angle being within a predefined tolerance level of the desired bend angle, determining that the orthodontic appliance has reached the desired bend angle; and
in response to the resultant angle being outside the predefined tolerance level of the desired bend angle, iteratively applying an adjusted bend angle to the orthodontic appliance in the gripped state until the desired bend angle is achieved as determined by the computer vision analysis in the free state.

US Pat. No. 10,169,859

IMAGE INSPECTION DEVICE AND METHOD

NOPORVIS CO., LTD., Kaoh...

1. An image inspection device, comprising:a rotating platform configured to carry a workpiece;
a first image capturing device configured to capture a top-view image of the workpiece;
a second image capturing device configured to capture a lateral-view image of the workpiece;
a storage unit configured to pre-store a plurality of lateral-view images of a standard workpiece from different angles; and
a processing unit electrically connected to the rotating platform, the first image capturing device, the second image capturing device and the storage unit;
wherein the processing unit is configured to control the rotating platform to rotate the workpiece to a first angle and to a second angle according to the top-view image of the workpiece, such that the second image capturing device is able to capture two lateral-view images of a predetermined portion of the workpiece from, respectively, the first angle and the second angle;
wherein the processing unit is further configured to generate a first comparison result by comparing the lateral-view images of the predetermined portion of the workpiece from the first angle with the lateral-view images of the predetermined portion of the standard workpiece from the first angle, and generate a second comparison result by comparing the lateral-view images of the predetermined portion of the workpiece from the second angle with the lateral-view images of the predetermined portion of the standard workpiece from the second angle;
wherein the processing unit is further configured to determine whether the workpiece has a defect according to the first comparison result and the second comparison result;
wherein the processing unit is further configured to generate a first threshold value according to a plurality of image similarities of the lateral-view images of the predetermined portion of a plurality of predetermined workpieces from the first angle and the lateral-view image of the predetermined portion of the standard workpiece from the first angle, and to generate a second threshold value according to a plurality of image similarities of the lateral-view images of the predetermined portion of a plurality of predetermined workpieces from the second angle and the lateral-view image of the predetermined portion of the standard workpiece from the second angle;
wherein the storage unit is further configured to pre-store a top-view image of a standard workpiece, and the processing unit is further configured to generate a third comparison result by comparing the top-view images of the workpiece with the top-view images of the standard workpiece, and determines whether the workpiece has a defect according to the first comparison result, the second comparison result and the third comparison result.

US Pat. No. 10,169,799

DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTED RESULTS FOR SEARCH INTERFACE

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A system comprising:one or more hardware processors and memory configured to provide computer program instructions to the one or more hardware processors;
a marketplace system comprising a search engine accessible to a client machine, the search engine configured to utilize the one or more hardware processors to receive a first search query from the client machine, the first search query indicating an item listed by the marketplace system, and to determine a first plurality of listings from a plurality of listings based, at least in part, on the received first search query,
a dynamic price range determination system comprising:
a listings search engine configured to utilize the one or more hardware processors to determine a second plurality of listings from the plurality of listings based, at least in part, on the received first search query and one or more first selection criteria, wherein the second plurality of listings includes at least one different listing than the first plurality of listings, wherein each of the second plurality of listings is associated with a price; and
a price point computation engine configured to utilize the one or more hardware processors to determine a range of prices based on the second plurality of listings and one or more second selection criteria; and
a display engine configured to utilize the one or more hardware processors to transmit graphical user interface (GUI) data for the determined first plurality of listings and the range of prices determined based on the second plurality of listings to the client machine for display.

US Pat. No. 10,169,783

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR CHARGING OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Zeco Systems Pte Ltd., S...

1. A method of reserving an electric vehicle charging station, comprising:providing the electric vehicle charging station with one or more charging slots, wherein the electric vehicle charging station is configured to receive and manage reservations for the charging slots at the electric vehicle charging station;
sending, directly from a mobile device, a charge transfer request for a first electric vehicle of a first user over a network link to a cloud server, wherein the first user is associated with the mobile device and the electric vehicle to be charged, wherein the charge transfer request directly from the mobile device includes identification information and credit account information;
authorizing the charge transfer request received at the cloud server using the identification information and credit account information received directly from the mobile device;
charging the electric vehicle of the first user in a first charging slot at the electric vehicle charging station for a first charging session, the charging session having a scheduled end time;
reserving a second charging session for a second electric vehicle of a second user, the second charging session being scheduled to begin after the scheduled end time of the first charging session;
enabling communication between the first user and a second user via the cloud server;
facilitating a request from a first mobile device of the first user to a second mobile device of the second user, via the cloud server, to extend the scheduled end time of the first charging session an amount of time for the first user into the second charging session of the second user;
facilitating a response from the second user; and
if the second user agrees to a modified second charging session, reimbursing the second user, from the first user, for any inconvenience, reduced charging time, or both.

US Pat. No. 10,169,665

VIRTUAL INDUCTANCE LOOP

Alarm.com Incorporated, ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:obtaining, by each of two or more cameras directed towards a scene, an image corresponding to the scene;
determining, by one or more processors and for each of the images corresponding to the scene, a virtual inductance loop (VIL) line to be imposed on each of the images;
comparing, by the one or more processors, the VIL lines to determine one or more offsets; and
determining, by the one or more processors, based on the one or more offsets, one or more characteristics of the scene.

US Pat. No. 10,169,652

SPATIAL EXPANSION SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A method for processing seismic data corresponding to a subsurface, the method comprising:receiving input seismic data (di) characterized by N spatial coordinates, wherein the input seismic data is in a first spatial domain, and the N spatial coordinates describe positions of (1) seismic sources that generate seismic waves, and (2) seismic receivers that detect the seismic waves after have been passed through the subsurface;
expanding with a computer the N spatial coordinates of the input seismic data (di) to N? modified spatial coordinates, where N? is greater than N, to provide spatially expanded seismic data (de) that is in a second spatial domain;
transforming the spatially expanded seismic data (de) to a model domain to provide model domain data (dm); and
generating a final image (df) of the subsurface using the model domain data (dm),
wherein the N? modified spatial coordinates include plural modified coordinates, each of which is a non-linear function of two of the N spatial coordinates, and
wherein the plural modified spatial coordinates replace non-linear responses of the input seismic data (di) in the first spatial domain with pseudo-linear responses in the second spatial domain.

US Pat. No. 10,169,571

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURE, POLICY-BASED ACCESS CONTROL FOR MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES

Sequitur Labs, Inc., Fal...

1. A system for hiding the adjudication for authorizing a client access request to a secure computing device resource, the system having hidden secure policy instructions, a hidden secure adjudication process and hidden secure condition and parameters for hidden permitted operations on the requested secure computing resource device, the system comprising:a hardened and hidden policy decision server having a secure persistent memory for storing hierarchical sets of policy instructions and parameters, and having a processor for applying at least one set of the hierarchical sets of policy instructions and parameters to the client access request and computing an adjudicated decision of authorized access or denial of access based on hidden permitted operations on the requested secure computing device resource;
an encrypted back-channel for communicating the client access request to the policy decision server and for hiding the policy instructions, the adjudication process, and the conditions and parameters utilized by the processor in adjudicating the client access requests from the requesting client;
an agent, hidden from the requesting client and coupled to the policy decision server by the encrypted back-channel for transmitting client access requests, including additional parameters needed to access the secure computing device resource as required by the policy instructions, to the policy decision server; and
a policy enforcement server coupled to the agent for receiving adjudicated decisions from the policy decision server, secure computing device resource and having an intercepting server for intercepting client access requests, said policy enforcement server being coupled to the agent for transmitting the access requests thereto, and for receiving and transmitting policy decisions to the agent and for enforcing the adjudicated decision received from the agent.

US Pat. No. 10,169,494

SLICE IMAGE CREATION DEVICE AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING SYSTEM

ROLAND DG CORPORATION, S...

1. A three-dimensional printing system, comprising:a three-dimensional printing device that prints a target object as a printing target; and
a slice image creation device usable with the three-dimensional printing device that prints the target object, the slice image creation device creating a target slice image usable to print the target object, the slice image creation device comprising:
a storage circuit configured or programmed to store a target object model as a three-dimensional model corresponding to the target object;
a topology construction circuit configured or programmed to find an adjacency relationship of apexes, ridgelines and planes defining the target object model to create a topology list indicating the adjacency relationship;
a division determination circuit configured or programmed to determine, from the topology list, whether or not there is a ridgeline, among the ridgelines of the target object model, that is in contact with 4 planes;
a division circuit configured or programmed to, in a case that the division determination circuit determines that there is the ridgeline that is in contact with 4 planes, divide the target object model into at least a first divided object model and a second divided object model along the ridgeline that is in contact with 4 planes;
a slice model creation circuit configured or programmed to slice each of the first divided object model and the second divided object model at a predetermined interval to create a plurality of first divided slice models as slice models of the first divided object model and a plurality of second divided slice models as slice models of the second divided object model;
a slice image creation circuit configured or programmed to divide a region of each of the first divided slice models and each of the second divided slice models into a divided printing region to be printed by the three-dimensional printing device and a divided non-printing region not to be printed by the three-dimensional printing device to create a first divided slice image as an image of each of the first divided slice models and a second divided slice image as an image of each of the second divided slice models; and
a synthesis circuit configured or programmed to overlap each of the first divided slice images and the second divided slice image defining a same layer as the each of the first divided slice images, and determine, as a target printing region to be printed by the three-dimensional printing device, a portion of an overlap region corresponding to at least one of a printing region of the first divided slice image or a printing region of the second divided slice image and determine, as a target non-printing region not to be printed by the three-dimensional printing device, a portion of an overlap region corresponding to both of a non-printing region of the first divided slice image and a non-printing region of the second divided slice image, to create the target slice image, wherein
the three-dimensional printing device is configured to print the target object according to the target printing region and the target non-printing region of the target slice image created by the synthesis circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,169,284

CONNECTOR WITH A TERMINATION MODULE

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A communication device comprising:a processing device configured for communicating data via a data connection; and
a connector communicatively coupled to the processing device, the connector comprising:
at least one terminal configured for forming the data connection with at least one external terminal of a mating connector inserted in the connector, and
a sensing module configured for providing a termination signal to the processing device to terminate the data connection in response to detecting a movement associated with removing the mating connector from the connector;
wherein the processing device is configured for terminating data communication via the data connection in response to receiving the termination signal;
wherein the sensing module comprises:
an additional processing device;
a first conductive contact communicatively coupled to the additional processing device; and
a second conductive contact movable by the mating connector between a first position in which the first and second conductive contacts are electrically connected and a second position in which the first and second conductive contacts are electrically disconnected;
wherein the additional processing device is configured for providing the termination signal in response to the second conductive contact being moved between the first and second positions; and
wherein the second conductive contact is movable between the first position and the second position in response to the movement associated with removing the mating connector from the connector and the additional processing device is configured for providing the termination signal in response to the movement between the first position and the second position that is associated with removing the mating connector from the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,168,975

SMARTPAD—DESKTOP

Z124, George Town (KY)

1. A smartpad comprising:a display;
an interface adapted to receive a dual touch screen smartphone device, wherein content from the dual screen device is displayable on the display of the smartpad; and
a visual seam is provided in a dual application mode between two applications when displayed on the display of the smartpad, the seam representing a physical seam that is present at a hinge location between the two screens on the dual screen device, the seam not being displayed when only a desktop for each of the screens of the dual screen device is displayed on the display of the smartpad.

US Pat. No. 10,168,849

FAST MULTI-TOUCH NOISE REDUCTION

Tactual Labs Co., New Yo...

1. A method for noise reduction on a touch sensitive device, the touch sensitive device comprising a plurality of first conductors and a plurality of second conductors oriented in the touch sensitive device such that a touch event will cause a change in coupling between at least one of the plurality of first conductors and at least one of the plurality of second conductors, the method comprising:a. simultaneously transmitting signals on each of the conductors in the plurality of first conductors, each of the signals being frequency orthogonal to each other signal simultaneously transmitted on the plurality of first conductors;
b. making a first counterpart measurement for each of the signals transmitted on the first conductors present on each of the plurality of second conductors;
c. simultaneously transmitting signals on each of the conductors in the plurality of second conductors, each of the signals being frequency orthogonal to each other signal simultaneously transmitted on the plurality of second conductors;
d. making a second counterpart measurement for each of the signals transmitted on the second conductors present on each of the plurality of first conductors;
e. accepting the first and second counterpart measurements for a given pair of conductors where the first counterpart measurement for the given pair corresponds to the second counterpart measurement for the given pair, wherein the first counterpart measurement for the given pair and the second counterpart measurement for the given pair are reflective of a touch event.

US Pat. No. 10,168,835

SPATIAL RESOLUTION IN TOUCH DISPLAYS

FlatFrog Laboratories AB,...

1. A touch-sensitive apparatus, comprisinga panel defining a touch surface,
a first subset of components on a first end of the touch surface, and
a second subset of components on a second end of the touch surface,
wherein the components comprise emitters and detectors, the emitters being operable for propagating diverging light beams across the touch surface, and the detectors being operable for detecting transmitted light from the emitters,
wherein the components in at least one of the first and second subsets are systematically arranged in spatially separate groups along at least one of the first and second ends,
wherein each group comprises at least two components,
wherein said at least one of the first and second subsets have an inter-group spacing between the groups and an intra-group spacing between the components within each group, and
wherein the groups in said at least one of the first and second subsets have systematically varying inter-group spacing and systematically varying intra-group spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,168,489

TUNED FIBER OPTIC CONNECTORS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A fiber optic connector, comprising:a fiber;
a ferrule holding the fiber;
a hub coupled to the ferrule and including an anti-rotation portion;
a front housing including an anti-rotation seat, with the anti-rotation seat defining a plurality of rotational orientations in which the anti-rotation portion of the hub is accepted;
a rear housing;
a spring positioned to push the anti-rotation portion of the hub into the anti-rotation seat of the front housing to resist rotation of the hub and the ferrule relative to the front housing; and
a key member including a key indicator;
wherein, with the rear housing partially engaged with the front housing, the hub is pushable against the spring so that the anti-rotation portion clears the anti-rotation seat of the front housing to allow the hub and the ferrule to be rotated relative to the front housing to tune the fiber optic connector;
wherein, with the rear housing fully engaged with the front housing, the hub is pushable against the spring until the hub contacts the rear housing so that the anti-rotation portion remains engaged with the anti-rotation seat of the front housing to maintain an orientation of the hub and the ferrule relative to the front housing; and
wherein the key member is attachable to the front housing with the key indicator at one of a plurality of orientations to tune the fiber optic connector.

US Pat. No. 10,168,351

ACCELERATION SENSOR HAVING SPRING FORCE COMPENSATION

Northrop Grumman LITEF Gm...

1. An acceleration sensor comprising:a sensor material which is mounted by means of spring elements so as to be movable along a movement axis (x) over a substrate
first trim electrodes which are connected to the sensor material, the first trim electrodes including comb electrodes comprised of electrode fingers and a region from which the electrode fingers extend; and
second trim electrodes formed as electrode plates and which are connected to the substrate and are associated with the first trim electrodes, wherein
when the sensor material is deflected along the movement axis (x), a spring force acting on the sensor material is generated by the spring elements;
when the sensor material is deflected, an electrostatic force acting on the sensor material, which counteracts the spring force, is generated by application of an electrical trim voltage between the first trim electrodes and the second trim electrodes,
wherein a side of the region from which the electrode fingers extend forms plate capacitors with the associated second trim electrodes where the plate capacitors generate the electrostatic force.

US Pat. No. 10,168,196

IMMERSION-TYPE ONLINE MULTIPHASE MEASURING INSTRUMENT AND METHOD

INSTITUTE OF PROCESS ENGI...

1. An immersion-type online multiphase measuring instrument comprising:a package tube;
a viewport, sealedly installed at a front end of the package tube;
an illumination system for illuminating multiphase flow, including LED lamps and a brightness-adjustable light source connected with the LED lamps, which comprises a power supply, a signal generator and an oscilloscope;
a photographic system for taking pictures, including a telecentric lens and an image sensor;
a controller connected with the signal generator and the image sensor;
a signal processing and outputting system connected with the image sensor; and
a display system connected with the signal processing and outputting system,
wherein the LED lamps, the telecentric lens and the image sensor are located in the package tube,
wherein the image sensor and the LED lamps are configured to work synchronously, and an exposure period of the image sensor is greater than twice of a pulse period of the signal generator, such that the image sensor captures a double-exposure image,
wherein the LED lamps are configured to be below a surface of the multiphase flow, and are evenly and circularly arranged in the package tube.

US Pat. No. 10,168,138

INSPECTING A SLAB OF MATERIAL

APPLEJACK 199 L.P., Milp...

1. A system for inspecting a slab of anisotropic material, the system comprising:single mode optical fiber;
a broadband light source configured to emit light over the optical fiber;
a beam assembly configured to receive the light over the optical fiber and direct the light toward a slab of anisotropic material;
a computer-controlled etalon filter configured to receive the light over the optical fiber before the light is directed toward the slab of anisotropic material, filter the light, and direct the light over the optical fiber; and
a computer-controlled spectrometer configured to receive the light over the optical fiber after the light has been filtered by the etalon filter and after the light has been reflected from or transmitted through the slab of anisotropic material and spectrally analyze the light, wherein the spectral analysis includes determining a property of the slab of anisotropic material.

US Pat. No. 10,167,992

DOME CAMERA MECHANISM

Avigilon Corporation, Va...

1. A gimbal pan assembly for locking an optical module of a dome camera in a pan direction, the gimbal pan assembly comprising:a yoke configured to mount the optical module, the yoke including a disk;
a gimbal base configured to:
mount the yoke; and
allow the yoke to pan rotate; and
a cam latch mounted on the gimbal base and configured to push against the disk to create friction to lock the yoke from pan rotating.

US Pat. No. 10,167,962

ELECTROMAGNETIC VALVE

CKD CORPORATION, Komaki-...

1. An electromagnetic valve comprising:a valve casing, which has a valve hole;
a spool valve, which is accommodated in the valve hole in a reciprocally movable manner;
a supply port, a first output port, a second output port, and a discharge port, which each communicate with the valve hole;
a first pressure introduction hole, which communicates with the first output port;
a second pressure introduction hole, which communicates with the second output port;
a first pressure sensor, which is fitted in the first pressure introduction hole and is configured to detect a pressure of a fluid output from the first output port;
a second pressure sensor, which is fitted in the second pressure introduction hole and is configured to detect a pressure of a fluid output from the second output port;
a first sealing member, which is arranged between the first pressure sensor and an inner wall surface of the first pressure introduction hole;
a second sealing member, which is arranged between the second pressure sensor and an inner wall surface of the second pressure introduction hole;
a first substrate, on which the first pressure sensor is mounted;
a second substrate, on which the second pressure sensor is mounted; and
a housing, which accommodates the first substrate and the second substrate, has the first pressure introduction hole and the second pressure introduction hole, and is attached to the valve casing,
wherein the first substrate and the second substrate are arranged to be opposed to each other in a state of being upright in a direction perpendicular to a movement direction of the spool valve.

US Pat. No. 10,167,895

HYDRODYNAMIC BEARING

SAFRAN TRANSMISSION SYSTE...

1. Hydrodynamic bearing (16) intended to guide a shaft (14) in rotation about a longitudinal axis (17) defined relative to a support (12),the hydrodynamic bearing comprising a stationary outer annular bearing wall (18) and a rotatable inner annular bearing wall (20) extending opposite the outer annular bearing wall (18) so as to provide an annular space (22) between the inner and outer annular bearing walls (18, 20),
wherein the outer annular bearing wall (18) comprises at least one lubricant supply orifice (24) for supplying pressurised lubricant to said annular space (22) so as to form a load-bearing fluid film,
wherein the hydrodynamic bearing (16) comprises a cavity (30) externally defined by the inner annular bearing wall (20) and axially defined by two transverse annular walls (31A, 31B) secured to the inner annular bearing wall (20) and arranged on both sides of the cavity (30),
the inner annular bearing wall (20) comprising fluid connection means (32) that place the cavity (30) in fluid communication with said annular space (22),
wherein the hydrodynamic bearing (16) further comprises partitioning means (48, 68, 92, 94) connected to the inner annular bearing wall (20) so as to divide the cavity (30) into a plurality of compartments (50, 52, 70, 72, 74, 82), the partitioning means forming an obstacle to a flow of lubricant contained in at least one of the compartments under gravitational force (G), towards the fluid connection means (32), regardless of an angular position of the inner annular bearing wall (20) when the inner annular bearing wall is at a standstill, such that the cavity (30) forms a lubricant reserve for a transient operating phase.

US Pat. No. 10,167,759

INTEGRATION OF EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION (EGR), EXHAUST HEAT RECOVERY (EHRS), OIL THERMAL CONDITIONING AND LATENT HEAT STORAGE IN A COMPLETE EXHAUST THERMAL MANAGEMENT MODULE

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon (...

1. A thermoregulation system comprising:an exhaust-gas outlet for discharging an exhaust gas from an engine;
an engine gas inlet;
a coolant-conducting circuit conducting a coolant to cool the engine, the coolant-conducting circuit further comprising a latent-heat storage unit receiving heat from or transferring heat to the coolant;
a first heat exchanger arranged in an exhaust-gas recycling circuit exchanging heat between the exhaust gas and the coolant;
a second heat exchanger arranged between the latent-heat storage unit and the first heat exchanger;
at least one valve controlling a flow of the coolant;
a first branch bypassing the first heat exchanger leading from a first branching point arranged between the exhaust-gas outlet of the engine and the first heat exchanger;
a first valve disposed at the first branching point;
a second branch conducting the exhaust gas to an exhaust leading from a second branching point after the first heat exchanger; and
a second valve disposed at the second branching point, at least one of the first valve of the first branching point of the first branch and the second valve of the second branching point of the second branch controlling a heat exchange in the first heat exchanger by adjusting the first valve and the second valve to control a flow of the exhaust gas through the first heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,167,294

FUSED BICYCLIC COMPOUNDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE

Akarna Therapeutics, Ltd....

1. A compound according to Formula (IV), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof:
wherein:
R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-C6alkyl, optionally substituted C2-C6alkenyl, optionally substituted C2-C6alkynyl, optionally substituted C3-C8cycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted —(C1-C2alkylene)-(aryl), optionally substituted C2-C9heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, and optionally substituted —(C1-C2alkylene)-(heteroaryl);
R2 is selected from the group consisting of —CN, —C(O)OR25, —C(O)N(R25)R26,

 or R1 and R2 together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached, form an optionally substituted C2-C9heterocycloalkyl ring or an optionally substituted heteroaryl ring;
R4 and R5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, optionally substituted C1-C6alkoxy, optionally substituted C1-C6alkyl, optionally substituted C2-C6alkenyl, and optionally substituted C2-C6alkynyl; or R4 and R5 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, form an optionally substituted C3-C6cycloalkyl ring or an optionally substituted C2-C7heterocycloalkyl ring;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, optionally substituted C1-C6alkyl, optionally substituted C2-C6alkenyl, optionally substituted C2-C6alkynyl, and —C(O)N(R27)R28;
R7 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, optionally substituted C1-C6alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C6alkoxy, optionally substituted C2-C6alkenyl, and optionally substituted C2-C6alkynyl;
R8 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-C6alkyl, optionally substituted C3-C8cycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted —(C1-C2alkylene)-(aryl), optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted C2-C9heterocycloalkyl, and optionally substituted —(C1-C2alkylene)-(heteroaryl);
each R12 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-C6alkyl;
each R13 and R14 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-C6alkyl; or R13 and R14 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form an optionally substituted C2-C9heterocycloalkyl ring;
each R15 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, —OH, —CN, —NO2, —NH2, optionally substituted C1-C6alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C6alkoxy, optionally substituted C1-C6alkylamine, optionally substituted C3-C8cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C2-C9heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)OR12, —C(O)N(R13)R14, —OC(O)OR12, —OC(O)N(R13)R14, —N(R13)C(O)OR12, and —N(R13)C(O)N(R13)R14;
R25 and R26 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-C6alkyl, optionally substituted C3-C8cycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted —(C1-C2alkylene)-(aryl), optionally substituted C2-C9heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, and optionally substituted —(C1-C2alkylene)-(heteroaryl);
R27 and R28 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-C6alkyl, optionally substituted C3-C8cycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted —(C1-C2alkylene)-(aryl), optionally substituted C2-C9heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, and optionally substituted —(C1-C2alkylene)-(heteroaryl); or R27 and R28 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form an optionally substituted C2-C9heterocycloalkyl ring;
R30 is halogen, —OH, —CN, —NO2, —NH2, optionally substituted C1-C6alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C6alkoxy, optionally substituted C1-C6alkylamine, optionally substituted C3-C8cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C2-C9heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl,

each R31 is independently halogen, —OH, —CN, —NO2, —NH2, optionally substituted C1-C6alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C6alkoxy, optionally substituted C1-C6alkylamine, optionally substituted C3-C8cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C2-C9heterocycloalkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl;
each R32 and R33 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, and C1-C6alkyl;
R34 and R35 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-C6alkyl, optionally substituted C3-C8cycloalkyl, and optionally substituted C2-C9heterocycloalkyl; or R34 and R35 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form an optionally substituted C2-C9heterocycloalkyl ring;
n is 0, 1, 2, or 3
p is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
r is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4; and
t is 2, 3, or 4.

US Pat. No. 10,167,284

SPIROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS AS AGONISTS OF THE MUSCARINIC M1 RECEPTOR AND/OR M4 RECEPTOR

Heptares Therapeutics Lim...

1. A compound of the formula (1):
or a salt thereof, wherein:
p is 0, 1 or 2;
q is 1 or 2;
r is 1 or 2;
s is 1 or 2, where the total of r and s is 2 or 3;
X is C or N;
Z is CH2, N, O or S;
Y is NH, O, S or CH2;
R1 can be H, halo, CN, OH, C1-3 alkoxy, NH2, optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, optionally substituted C2-6 alkenyl, optionally substituted C2-6 alkynyl, optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkenyl, W or CH2—W where W is an optionally substituted 5 or 6 membered cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl ring, NR5R6, COOR5, CONR5R6, NR7CONR5R6, NR7COOR5, OCONR5R6, SR5, SOR5, SO2R5 or SO3R5;
R2 can be independently H, halo, CN, OH, C1-3 alkoxy, NH2, optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, optionally substituted C2-6 alkenyl, optionally substituted C2-6 alkynyl, optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkenyl, W or CH2—W where W is an optionally substituted 5 or 6 membered cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl ring, NR5R6, COOR5, CONR5R6, NR7CONR5R6, NR7COOR5, OCONR5R6, SR5, SOR5 or SO2R5; or R1 and R2 together form an optionally substituted cycloalkyl or heterocycloalkyl ring;
R3 can be independently H, optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, optionally substituted C2-6 alkenyl, optionally substituted C2-6 alkynyl, optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkenyl, W or CH2—W where W is an optionally substituted 5 or 6 membered cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl ring; or R3 and R2 together form an optionally substituted cycloalkyl or heterocycloalkyl ring;
R4 can be H, optionally substituted C1-5 alkyl, optionally substituted C2-5 alkenyl, optionally substituted C2-5 alkynyl, optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkyl or optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkenyl; and
R5, R6 and R7 can be independently H or C1-6 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,167,134

ARTICLE CARRIER FOR AN ELECTRONIC VAPING DEVICE

ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LL...

1. An article carrier for an electrical device comprising:a base portion including a first edge region having a first relief end;
a lid portion including a second edge region having a second relief end; and
a hinge including a connector band, the connector band connecting the first edge region to the second edge region, and having a non-uniform cross-section, a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface, the second surface defining a relief, the defined relief configured to receive the first relief end and the second relief end if the lid portion is in a first position; wherein the first surface defines a recess; and wherein the defined recess is generally curved in a second position and is configured to be generally planar in the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,093

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A SATELLITE

KOREA AEROSPACE RESEARCH ...

1. An orbiting satellite comprising:a movement controller configured to control an attitude of the orbiting satellite, the attitude comprising an orbital velocity, a roll angle, a pitch angle and a yaw angle of the orbiting satellite;
an image acquirer configured to scan a planetary surface in a scanning direction corresponding to the attitude; and
a calculator:
wherein the calculator is configured to:
calculate a major axis and a minor axis of an ellipse corresponding to a trace of a pixel projected onto the planetary surface based on a change in the yaw angle;
calculate a tilt angle between a direction vector and a line of sight (LOS) vector projected onto the planetary surface; and
calculate a ground sample distance (GSD) according to the following equation:
GSD=?a2 cos(?+?)2+b2 sin(?+?)2
wherein:
a is a length of the major axis;
? is the yaw angle;
? is the calculated tilt angle; and
b is a length of the minor axis.

US Pat. No. 10,166,846

VEHICLE DOOR MODULE

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A vehicle door module comprising:a base coupled to an inner panel around an opening;
a window regulator coupled to the base, wherein the window regulator includes a window glass cable that draws a window glass, a window glass drum that winds the window glass cable, a window glass lifting-lowering motor that rotates the window glass drum, and at least one pulley that guides the window glass cable; and
a support portion located on the base, wherein the support portion supports the pulley and is supported by an edge defining the opening of the inner panel, wherein
the edge defining the opening of the inner panel includes an attachment portion that extends toward a center of the opening, wherein the pulley is attached to the attachment portion,
the base includes a cutaway portion to which the attachment portion is fitted, wherein the support portion projects from an edge of the cutaway portion so that the support portion is located at a position separated from the base, and
the support portion includes a pulley mount, which is a part on which the pulley is mounted, wherein when the base is located on the inner panel around the opening so that the attachment portion is fitted to the cutaway portion, the pulley mount is positioned in alignment with the attachment portion.

US Pat. No. 10,166,773

ACTUATOR DEVICE, CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF WIRE MEMBER, LIQUID EJECTOR, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE ACTUATOR DEVICE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An actuator device, comprising:an actuator comprising at least one drive element and at least one first element contact respectively drawn from the at least one drive element; and
a wire member comprising (a) at least one first contact respectively connected to the at least one first element contact and (b) at least one first wire configured to respectively conduct with the at least one first contact,
the at least one first wire each comprising a distal end portion disposed at an edge portion of the wire member, a first wide portion being formed at the distal end portion, the first wide portion having a wire width greater than that of a portion of said each of the at least one first wire other than the distal end portion thereof,
the first wide portion of each of the at least one first wire being disposed beyond a corresponding one of the at least one first element contact in a wire direction in which said each of the at least one first wire extends, in a state in which the actuator and the wire member are joined to each other,
the at least one first contact each being disposed at a basal end portion of a corresponding one of the at least one first wire, the basal end portion being located further from the edge portion of the wire member than the first wide portion, the at least one first contact each being connected to a corresponding one of the at least one first element contact.

US Pat. No. 10,166,698

CRUSHING MILL FOR CRUSHING FIBROUS MATERIAL AND A UNIT FOR FORMING ABSORBENT CORES IN A MACHINE WHICH MAKES ABSORBENT SANITARY ARTICLES

GDM S.P.A., Bologna (IT)...

14. A crushing mill for crushing fibrous material for a unit for forming absorbent cores in a machine which makes absorbent sanitary articles, comprising:a casing including an infeed opening and an outfeed opening for fibrous material;
a rotor rotatable about an axis of rotation thereof and housed in the casing at an intermediate position between the infeed opening and the outfeed opening;
an auxiliary opening operatively interposed between the infeed opening and the outfeed opening, with reference to a direction of rotation of the rotor, and adapted to allow feeding particulate absorbent material into an intermediate zone between the infeed opening and the outfeed opening;
a diffuser member, the diffuser member including an infeed portion for feeding in the particulate absorbent material and an outfeed portion for feeding out the particulate absorbent material, the diffuser member being located at the auxiliary opening of the casing and extending along a direction of extension between the infeed portion and the outfeed portion, wherein a width of the infeed portion, measured at right angles to the direction of extension is smaller than a corresponding width of the outfeed portion.

US Pat. No. 10,166,696

SAFETY DEVICE, BACKFLOW REDUCTION DEVICE, CONFORMABLE WOOD PROCESSING DEVICE, AND METHODS THEREOF FOR A WASTE PROCESSING SYSTEM

BANDIT INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A wood chipper comprising:a housing defining an entrance for receiving wood material, a cutting chamber having a first side and a second side and adapted for processing wood material, received from the entrance, and an exit for expelling reduced material from the cutting chamber;
a support member having a horizontally disposed axle operatively disposed between the first and second sides of the housing;
an infeed assembly;
a rotatable cutting assembly spaced from the infeed assembly with the cutting assembly operatively disposed within the housing, and the cutting assembly comprising a rotor assembly rotatably coupled to the axle of the support member;
the rotor assembly comprising a rotor, and at least one reducing member mounted to the rotor and extending from an outside surface of the rotor with the reducing member comprising a first edge for cutting the wood material downstream of the entrance and upstream of the exit;
at least one feed wheel disposed between the infeed assembly and the cutting assembly to feed the wood material to the cutting assembly;
a discharge system adjacent the cutting assembly and communicating with the exit to remove reduced material from the cutting assembly;
at least one safety device downstream of the exit and upstream of the entrance, the at least one safety device disposed between the first and second sides within the cutting chamber, and uniformly spaced from the outside surface of the rotor to define at least a first gap therebetween, the at least one safety device further comprising at least one cutter comprising at least one edge for scoring a cable that is at least partially captured by the rotor assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,166,671

DROP-PREVENTION POUCH FOR CORDLESS POWER TOOLS

Ty-Flot, Inc., Mancheste...

1. A drop-prevention pouch for a cordless power tool having a battery pack that defines a battery pack perimeter, the drop-prevention pouch comprising:a pouch floor;
a pouch sidewall extending transversely from the pouch floor, the pouch sidewall having a sidewall rim portion defining a pouch opening with a pouch opening perimeter, wherein the pouch floor and the pouch sidewall define a chamber sized to receive the battery pack where the pouch floor and the pouch sidewall are adjacent the battery pack when the battery back is attached to the cordless power tool;
a flexible channel conduit extending along and being formed by the sidewall rim portion; and
a drawstring extending through the flexible conduit, such that a portion of the drawstring extends at least partially within the flexible conduit, and a second portion of the drawstring extends at least partially out of the flexible conduit, and the drawstring capable of restricting the pouch opening perimeter to be smaller than a battery pack perimeter, thereby preventing the drop-prevention pouch from being removed from the battery pack when the battery pack is attached to the cordless power tool; and
wherein the pouch sidewall defines a window opening aligned to permit the user to view a feature on the battery pack.

US Pat. No. 10,166,628

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SHAPING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND CONTROL PROGRAM

TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ASSOC...

1. A three-dimensional shaping apparatus comprising:an electron gun that generates an electron beam;
at least one first deflector that deflects the electron beam one-dimensionally or two-dimensionally;
at least one electromagnetic lens that is arranged between said electron gun and said at least one first deflector, and that focuses the electron beam;
a second deflector that is arranged between said electron gun and said at least one first deflector, and that deflects the electron beam one-dimensionally or two-dimensionally; and
a controller that controls deflection directions of said at least one first deflector and said second deflector so that the deflection directions of said at least one first deflector and said second deflector are different from each other, and that causes only said at least one first deflector only to deflect the electron beam when scanning with the electron beam a region where powder is to be melted to shape three-dimensional objects, and that causes both said at least one first deflector and said second deflector to deflect the electron beam when scanning with the electron beam a region where the powder is not to be melted,
wherein when the electron beam scans a region where the powder is not to be melted, said controller widens an area irradiated in a unit of time by the electron beam in comparison with an area irradiated in a unit of time by the electron beam when said second deflector is not caused to deflect, so as to prevent unintended melting of the powder in the region where the powder is not to be melted.

US Pat. No. 10,166,461

CARD SHUFFLING APPARATUSES AND RELATED METHODS

Bally Gaming, Inc., Las ...

1. A method of using a plurality of shuffler apparatuses within a gaming establishment, comprising:providing a first number of shuffler apparatuses in the gaming establishment, each shuffler apparatus of the first number of shuffler apparatuses comprising a receptacle for receiving an activation device therein, operation of each shuffler apparatus of the first number of shuffler apparatuses being precluded when an activation device is not received within the receptacle; and
providing a second number of activation devices in the gaming establishment, the second number being less than or equal to the first number.

US Pat. No. 10,166,411

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCELERATING HEALING OF IMPLANTED MATERIAL AND/OR NATIVE TISSUE

Guided Therapy Systems, L...

1. A method of enhancing a cosmetic implant, the method comprising:targeting a location of the cosmetic implant in a patient;
determining an enhancement necessary to improve an aesthetic of the cosmetic implant;
delivering ultrasound energy to tissue surrounding the cosmetic implant, the ultrasound energy creating at least one lesion in the tissue surrounding the cosmetic implant;
improving the aesthetic of the cosmetic implant with the ultrasound energy.

US Pat. No. 10,166,384

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING SHOULDER PAIN RELATED TO SUBACROMIAL IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME

SPR Therapeutics, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising the steps of:placing an electrode in subepidermal tissue of a human; and
delivering electrical stimulation through the electrode,
wherein, after the delivering step, a level of pain perceived by the human, wherein the pain was caused by or occurring secondarily to subacromial impingement syndrome, is reduced, and
wherein during the delivering step, a level of pain perceived by the human, wherein the pain was caused by or occurring secondarily to subacromial impingement syndrome, is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,166,335

DRIVE ASSEMBLY FOR AN AUTOINJECTOR AND A METHOD OF ASSEMBLING AN AUTOINJECTOR

OVAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An autoinjector for use at an injection site, the autoinjector comprising a drive mechanism and a drug containing portion,the drive mechanism comprising:
a housing;
a drive means coupled to, or forming part of, the housing, the drive means comprising a resilient member;
a retaining means coupled to, or forming part of the housing, the retaining means engaging the drive means in a first position to retain the drive means in a first deformed condition; and
a coupling means for coupling with the drug containing portion, wherein the coupling means is a latch, an aperture, or a screw fitting provided on the housing,
the retaining means releasing the drive means from the first deformed condition when the retaining means is moved to a second position, and the drug containing portion being configured such that the drug containing portion retains the drive means in the second deformed condition when the retaining means is moved the second position until selective release of the drive means from the second deformed condition, wherein the drive means in the second deformed condition is expanded relative to the first deformed condition, wherein the drive means in the second deformed condition stores sufficient potential energy for driving the autoinjector, the autoinjector further comprising a release mechanism configured to selectively release the drive means from the second deformed condition when the autoinjector is to be used.

US Pat. No. 10,166,239

TROPOMYOSIN-RELATED KINASE (TRK) INHIBITORS

Genzyme Corporation, Cam...

1. A method of treating osteoarthritis in a patient in need thereof, the method comprising administering to the patient a compound of the structure of Formula (I):
wherein:
n is 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5;
m is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4;
Q1 is H, halo, (C6-C14)aryl, (C2-C9)heteroaryl, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, or (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl,
wherein the (C6-C14)aryl, (C2-C9)heteroaryl, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, or (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl is optionally substituted by one to four groups selected from (C1-C10)alkyl, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl, (C6-C14)aryl, (C2-C9)heteroaryl, (C1-C10)alkylamine, (C1-C10)alkyl-C(O)O—, COOH—(C1-C10)alkyl, COOH—(C3-C10)cycloalkyl, (C1-C10)alkyl-O—, —OH, —NH2, R7R8N—, R7R8N(O)C—, R7(O)CR8N—, F3C—, NC—, (C3-C10)alkyl(O)P—, (C3-C10)alkyl-S—, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl-S—, (C6-C14)aryl-S—, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl-S—, (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl-S—, (C2-C9)heteroaryl-S—, (C3-C10)alkyl(O)S—, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl(O)S—, (C6-C14)aryl(O)S—, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl(O)S—, (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl(O)S—, (C2-C9)heteroaryl(O)S—, (C3-C10)alkyl-O2S—, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl-O2S—, (C6-C14)aryl-O2S—, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl-O2S—, (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl-O2S—, (C2-C9)heteroaryl-O2S—, or R7R8NO2S—,
wherein R7 and R8 is each independently H, (C1-C10)alkyl, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl, (C6-C14)aryl, or (C2-C9)heteroaryl;
Q2 is (C6-C14)aryl, (C2-C9)heteroaryl, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, or (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl,
wherein the (C6-C14)aryl, (C2-C9)heteroaryl, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, or (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl is optionally substituted by one to four groups selected from (C1-C10)alkyl, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl, (C6-C14)aryl, (C2-C9)heteroaryl, (C1-C10)alkylamine, (C1-C10)alkyl-C(O)O—, COOH—(C1-C10)alkyl, COOH—(C3-C10)cycloalkyl, (C1-C10)alkyl-O—, —OH, —NH2, R7R8N—, R7R8N(O)C—, R7(O)CR8N—, F3C—, NC—, (C3-C10)alkyl(O)P—, (C3-C10)alkyl-S—, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl-S—, (C6-C14)aryl-S—, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl-S—, (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl-S—, (C2-C9)heteroaryl-S—, (C3-C10)alkyl(O)S—, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl(O)S—, (C6-C14)aryl(O)S—, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl(O)S—, (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl(O)S—, (C2-C9)heteroaryl(O)S—, (C3-C10)alkyl-O2S—, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl-O2S—, (C6-C14)aryl-O2S—, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl-O2S—, (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl-O2S—, (C2-C9)heteroaryl-O2S—, or R7R8NO2S—,
wherein R7 and R8 is each independently H, (C1-C10)alkyl, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl, (C6-C14)aryl, or (C2-C9)heteroaryl;
X is CH, N or CR9,
wherein R9 is (C1-C10)alkyl, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl, (C6-C14)aryl, (C2-C9)heteroaryl, (C1-C10)alkylamine, (C1-C10)alkyl-C(O)O—, COOH—(C1-C10)alkyl, COOH—(C3-C10)cycloalkyl, (C1-C10)alkyl-O—, —OH, or —NH2;
R1 is H, halo, (C1-C10)alkyl, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl, (C1-C10)alkylamine, or NH2;
R2 is H, halo, (C1-C10)alkyl, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl, (C1-C10)alkylamine, (C1-C10)alkyl-O—, or NH2;
R3 and R4 are each independently H, (C1-C10)alkyl, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl, (C1-C10)alkylamine, O—(C1-C10)alkyl, or NH2 or R3 and R4 are taken together with the carbon to which they are attached to form a 3 to 10 member ring,
wherein the 3 to 10 member ring is optionally substituted by one to four groups selected from (C1-C10)alkyl, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl, (C6-C14)aryl, (C2-C9)heteroaryl, (C1-C10)alkylamine, (C1-C10)alkyl-C(O)O—, COOH—(C1-C10)alkyl, COOH—(C3-C10)cycloalkyl, (C1-C10)alkyl-O—, —OH, or —NH2; and
R5 and R6 are each independently H, (C1-C10)alkyl, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl, (C1-C10)alkylamine, O—(C1-C10)alkyl, or NH2 or R5 and R6 are taken together with the carbon to which they are attached to form a 3 to 10 member ring,
wherein the 3 to 10 member ring is optionally substituted by one to four groups selected from (C1-C10)alkyl, (C2-C9)heteroalkyl, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, (C2-C9)heterocycloalkyl, (C6-C14)aryl, (C2-C9)heteroaryl, (C1-C10)alkylamine, (C1-C10)alkyl-C(O)O—, COOH—(C1-C10)alkyl, COOH—(C3-C10)cycloalkyl, (C1-C10)alkyl-O—, —OH, or —NH2;or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,166,237

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR INDUCING CHONDROGENESIS

The Scripps Research Inst...

1. A method for stimulating chondrocyte proliferation and cartilage production in cartilaginous tissues in a mammal, the method comprising administering to the mammal a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula I:
wherein
each of ring A and ring B are independently selected from the group consisting of cycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl;
each R1 and R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 heteroalkyl, halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 haloalkoxy, C1-6 alkyl-CN, C1-6 alkylhydroxy, —OR2a, —NR2bR2d, C1-6 alkyl-NR2bR2d, —C(O)R1a, —C(O)R2d, —C(O)OR2a, C1-6 alkyl-C(O)OR2b, —OC(O)R2b, —OC(O)OR2b, —C(O)NR2aR2b, —C(O)N(OH)R2b, —NR2bC(O)R2c, C1-6 alkyl-NR2bC(O)R2c, —NR2bC(O)OR2c, C1-6 alkyl-NR2bC(O)OR2c, —OC(O)NR2bR2c, —NR2bC(O)NR2bR2c, —NR2bC(NR2b)N R2bR2c, —C(O)NR2bC(O)R2b, C1-6 alkyl-NR2bC(O)NR2bR2c, —SR2a, —SO2R2b, —SO2OR2b,—SO2NR2bR2d, —NR2bSO2 R2b, —P(O)(OR2b)2, —B(OR2b), —CN, —NO2, —N3, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, C1-6 alkyl-heterocycloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl-aryl, C1-6 alkyl-O-aryl, C1-6 alkyl-heteroaryl, and heteroaryl-aryl, and wherein the heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with 1 to 2 R2a groups;
R1a is selected from the group consisting of —OR1b and —NR1bR1c;
R1b and R1c are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, C1-6 alkyl-aryl, and C1-6 alkyl-heteroaryl, wherein the cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with from 1 to 4 Rid groups;
each R1d is independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, and —NO2;
each R2a is independently selected from the group consisting of H, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, C1-6 alkyl-cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl-heterocycloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl-aryl and C1-6 alkyl-heteroaryl, optionally substituted with 1 to 2 R2b groups;
each R2b and R2c is independently selected from the group consisting of H, and C1-6 alkyl;
each R2d is independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6 alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, C1-6 alkyl-cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl-heterocycloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl-aryl and C1-6 alkyl-heteroaryl, each optionally substituted with 1 to 2 R2b groups;
each of L1 and L2 are independently selected from the group consisting of a bond, C1-6 alkylene, C2-6 alkenylene, C1-6 alkylene-O—, —O—C1-6 alkylene, C1-6 alkylene-NR3a—, —NR3a—C1-6 alkylene, —C(O)—, C1-6 alkylene-C(O)—, —C(O)—C1-6 alkylene-NH—, —NH—C1-6 alkylene-C(O)—, —C(O)N H—, —NHC(O)—, C1-6 alkylene-NHC(O)—, —SO2NH—, —NHSO2—, —NHC(O)NH—, cycloalkylene, —N?N—, and —C(R3a)?N(R3c)—, wherein the alkylene group is optionally substituted with from 1-4 R3b groups; R3a is selected from the group consisting of H, and C1-6 alkyl;
each R3b is independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6 alkyl, halogen, —OR3a and —NR3aR3a;
R3c is absent or —OH;
alternatively, L2 is combined with R1, L1 is combined with L2, L1 is combined with R2, two R1 groups on adjacent ring atoms, or two R2 groups on adjacent ring atoms are combined to form a 5-6 membered heterocycloalkyl with from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, or a 5-6 membered heteroaryl with from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, and optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 groups selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6 alkyl and oxo;
subscripts m and n are each an integer from 1 to 3;
wherein:
(a) L1 is a bond, L2 is —C(O)NH—, ring B is phenyl, and at least one R2 is —CN or phenyl, or
(b) at least one R1 is —C(O)OH, ring A is phenyl, L2 is —C(O)NH—, and L1 is a bond or C1-6 alkylene, or
(c) each of ring A and ring B is phenyl, at least one R1 is —C(O)OH or combined with L2, and at least one R2 is selected from the group consisting of H, —CN and —C(O)OH;
wherein when R1 is —CO2H, subscript n is 1, ring A is phenyl, L2 is —C(O)NH—, L1 is a bond, ring B is phenyl, subscript m is 1, and R2 is phenyl, then the phenyl of R2 is substituted with C1-6 alkyl,
or salts and isomers thereof, thereby stimulating chondrocyte proliferation and cartilage production in the cartilaginous tissues in the mammal.

US Pat. No. 10,166,232

ARYLAMIDE COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF

Innovation Pharmaceutical...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound having the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and water.

US Pat. No. 10,166,168

AT-HOME LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE AND MASSAGE DEVICE FOR VAGINAL REJUVENATION

Joylux, Inc., Seattle, W...

24. A method for strengthening vaginal tissue of a vagina comprising:contacting at least one contact surface of a rejuvenation and massage device with the vaginal tissue, the rejuvenation and massage device comprising:
a shell;
an insertable section of the device for which the shell forms an external surface, the insertable section comprising:
a transparent band of the shell that is formed around a circumference of the shell,
a first opaque portion of the shell that is distal to the transparent band,
a second opaque portion of the shell located proximal to the transparent band,
a component enclosed within the transparent band, the component extending along a length of the transparent band, the component having a smaller diameter than the transparent band, and
one or more light emitters arranged around the component;
selecting a vibration setting on a user interface of the rejuvenation and massage device, the selection providing a speed of vibration; and
using the rejuvenation and massage device within the vagina, the device vibrating according to the vibration setting selected, delivering light through the transparent band via the one or more light emitters, and providing warmth, to induce neocollagenesis, neofibrogenesis, or neoelastogenesis in the vaginal tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,166,142

SMALL MOLECULE DELIVERY WITH IMPLANTABLE THERAPEUTIC DEVICE

ForSight Vision4, Inc., ...

1. An implantable therapeutic device to treat an eye, the implantable therapeutic device comprising:a refillable, reservoir chamber;
a retention structure comprising:
a narrow portion arranged to fit within an incision through the sclera of the eye, wherein the narrow portion has a cross-section taken perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the device, the cross-section having a first distance across that is greater than a second distance across such that the cross-section of the narrow portion has an elongate shape compared to a shape of a cross-section of the reservoir chamber taken perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the device; and
an extension between the narrow portion and a proximal end of the reservoir chamber;
a septum extending through the retention structure and at least a portion of the extension, the septum configured to be penetrated for filling the reservoir chamber from outside the eye; and
a rigid, porous structure formed of sintered particles and coupled to a distal end region of the reservoir chamber away from the retention structure,
wherein the porous structure and the reservoir chamber are tuned to release therapeutic amounts of a commercial formulation of a drug for an extended time compared to when the commercial formulation of the drug is applied directly to the eye, wherein the extended time is at least about one month,
wherein the reservoir chamber has a volume sized to contain the commercial formulation of the drug to provide the therapeutic amounts each day of the at least about one month,
wherein the drug is dorzolamide and the therapeutic amounts released each day of the at least about one month are within a range from about 1 ug/day to about 100 ug/day.

US Pat. No. 10,166,102

MITRAL VALVE ANNULOPLASTY DEVICE WITH TWISTED ANCHOR

Cardiac Dimensions Pty. L...

1. A mitral valve therapy device, the therapy device comprising:an expandable first anchor, an expandable second anchor, and a connecting member extending therebetween, a distal end, a proximal end, and an axis that extends between the distal and proximal ends and along the connecting member,
the expandable first anchor having an anchored configuration in which a first anchor apex is in an anchor portion that is spaced radially furthest away from the axis,
the expandable first anchor comprising a first segment and a second segment, and in the anchored configuration the first segment engages the second segment to form at least one full twist around the second segment in the apex of the expandable first anchor in which the first segment passes over the second segment and then under the second segment and then over the second segment, and in which the second segment passes under the first segment and then over the first segment and then under the first segment,
the expandable first anchor further comprising a securing member for securing an end of the first segment and an end of the second segment therein at a distal end of the securing member, the securing member generally aligned with the connecting member, and wherein the expandable first anchor, when expanded extracorporeally in the anchored configuration, has a width measured between the first segment and the second segment that is greater than a height measured from the securing member to the apex of the expandable first anchor, whereby the width is measured orthogonally to the height.

US Pat. No. 10,166,099

ARTIFICIAL HEART VALVE ANNULOPLASTY RING

KINGSTRONBIO (CHANGSHU) C...

1. An artificial heart valve annuloplasty ring, comprising an outer layer and an annular main body integrally formed from multiple ring sections, the outer layer being a fiber fabric layer covering the outside of the annular main body, wherein the annular main body comprises a tube with a solid tube wall that is provided with a slotted structure capable of adjusting rigidity of the annuloplasty ring, the slotted structure comprises helical slots formed along the circumference of the tube, and the helical slots have a double-helical or a multi-helical structure.

US Pat. No. 10,166,083

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRACKING OBJECTS IN COMPUTER-ASSISTED SURGERY

ORTHOSOFT INC., Montreal...

1. A method for tracking at least one instrument relative to a bone in computer-assisted surgery comprising:tracking, using one or more processors of a computer-assisted surgery system, a reference orientation of the bone in three axes with a reference device connected to the bone;
creating a magnetic field plane by rotating a magnet connected to one of the instrument and the bone;
using a magnetometer being mounted to the other of the instrument and the bone, producing signals as a function of at least an orientation of the magnetometer relative to the magnetic field plane; and
tracking and outputting, using one or more processors of a computer-assisted surgery system, an orientation of the instrument relative to the three axes of the reference orientation of the bone using said signals from the magnetometer subjected to the magnetic field plane, as the instrument is moved relative to the bone.

US Pat. No. 10,166,082

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A ROBOTIC WRIST

VERB SURGICAL INC., Moun...

1. A method for controlling a robotic surgical tool during robotic surgery, comprising:receiving an input for a desired state for a distal end effector of a robotic surgical tool, the distal end effector having a robotic wrist and two distal end effector members coupled to the robotic wrist pivoting relative to each other, each distal end effector member being robotically manipulated via a pair of antagonistic cables imparting forces when tensioned;
calculating, by one or more processors, displacements of each pair of antagonistic cables based on the desired state;
generating a first command for position control to drive the robotic wrist and the distal end effector members based on the calculated displacements;
determining whether the desired state includes a desired grip force between the two distal end effector members;
responsive to a determination of the desired grip force, generating a second command for grip force control to tension at least one of the pair of antagonistic cables based on the desired grip force and a current grip force between the two distal end effector members, wherein the current grip force between the two distal end effector members is estimated based on measurements of current tensioning forces on the pairs of antagonistic cables using load cells or torque sensors;
generating a composite command by adding the second command for grip force control to the first command for position control; and
driving the distal end effector to effect the desired state based on the composite command, wherein the composite command provides simultaneous grip force control and position control for various degrees of freedom of the distal end effector.

US Pat. No. 10,166,038

MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL ASSEMBLY AND METHODS

Teleflex Medical Incorpor...

1. A surgical assembly, comprising:a hollow needle having an outer diameter of 3 mm or smaller and a sharp distal end,
a first handle coupled to a proximal portion of said hollow needle,
a surgical instrument having a shaft which extends through said hollow needle and including end effectors at an end of said shaft which are biased open,
a plunger coupled to a proximal portion of said shaft and coupled to said first handle, said plunger configured for longitudinal movement relative to said first handle, and
a safety mechanism configured to establish a predetermined working range for said surgical instrument,
wherein said end effectors have opposed distal tips that are substantially separated from one another in a first extended position and that are disposed in proximate contact to one another in a second extended position,
wherein the end effectors are moveable relative to the hollow needle to a retracted position wherein the opposed distal tips of the end effectors are positioned proximal relative to the sharp distal end of the hollow needle to thereby expose the sharp distal end, and
wherein said predetermined working range includes the first extended position and the second extending position, and said safety mechanism includes a stop body biased to limit proximal movement of said surgical instrument relative to said hollow needle beyond said predetermined working range thereby preventing said surgical instrument from being moved from said predetermined working range to said retracted position, said stop body being biased towards a central axis of said plunger to interfere with said plunger to limit proximal movement of said surgical instrument relative to said hollow needle beyond said predetermined working range.

US Pat. No. 10,165,799

AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM WITH SELF-ACTIVATED ELECTRIC HEATER

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An electronic vaping device comprising:a liquid storage portion configured to store a liquid vapor-forming substrate;
an electric heater including at least one heating element, the at least one heating element configured to heat the liquid vapor-forming substrate; and
electronic circuitry configured to
self-activate the electric heater for a first time interval during a period of inactivity of the electric heater between consecutive applications of negative pressure to a mouth-end of the electronic vaping device, and
determine depletion of the liquid vapor-forming substrate based on a relationship between a power applied to the at least one heating element during the first time interval and a resulting temperature change of the at least one heating element during the first time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,165,789

ACEROLA POWDER FOR USE AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR ASCORBIC ACID IN THE AGRI-FOOD FIELD

Diana Naturals, Antrain ...

1. A powder consisting of:0.5% to 8% by weight of water, relative to the total weight of the powder; and
a dry material consisting of:
88% to 95% by weight of dried acerola fruit juice, relative to the total weight of the dry material; and
5% to 12% by weight of a hydroxide or carbonate of magnesium, calcium, zinc, sodium or potassium, relative to the total weight of the dry material,
wherein the dried acerola fruit juice provides the powder with a vitamin C content of 30% to 40% by weight relative to the total weight of the powder.
US Pat. No. 10,166,183

PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS

Auspex Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. An extended-release pharmaceutical formulation comprising, in a solid dosage form for oral delivery of between about 100 mg and about 1 g total weight:between about 2 and about 18% of an active ingredient that is tetrabenazine;
between about 70% and about 96% of one or more diluents selected from the group consisting of mannitol powder, spray dried mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, lactose, dicalcium phosphate, tricalcium phosphate, starch, pregelatinized starch, compressible sugars, silicified microcrystalline cellulose, and calcium carbonate;
between about 1% and about 10% of a water-soluble binder selected from the group consisting of polyvinylpyrrolidone, hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC), hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC), ethylcellulose (EC), corn starch, pregelatinized starch, gelatin, and sugar; and
between about 0.5 and about 2% of a surfactant selected from the group consisting of polysorbate, sodium lauryl sulfate, and docusate sodium.
US Pat. No. 10,168,258

SAMPLE HOLDER FOR ACOUSTIC TREATMENT

Covaris, Inc., Woburn, M...

1. A method for treating a sample with acoustic energy, comprising:providing a vessel having a loading opening that allows access to an interior space of the vessel, the vessel having a substrate mount in the interior space engaged with a porous element, an inlet to provide fluid to an inlet side of the interior space, and an outlet to receive fluid from an outlet side of the interior space, the inlet is positioned below the porous element, and the porous element is positioned below the outlet wherein the flow from the inlet to the outlet is in an upward direction, the porous element removably engaged with the substrate mount so as to separate the inlet side of the interior space from the outlet side of the interior space such that any fluid in the interior space must pass through the porous element to move between the inlet side and outlet side of the interior space;
loading a sample in the inlet side of an interior space of the vessel via the loading opening;
closing the loading opening with a cover at the loading opening in a closed position;
generating focused acoustic energy to expose and disrupt the sample at a focal zone of acoustic energy while in the inlet side of the interior space; and
flowing a liquid into the inlet of the vessel so as to cause flow of liquid from the inlet side through the porous element to the outlet side of the interior space and to the outlet of the vessel;
wherein the acoustic energy disrupts the sample such that sufficiently small size portions of the disrupted sample pass through the porous element with liquid that passes through the porous element to the outlet, and such that sufficiently large size portions of the disrupted sample remain in in the inlet side of the interior space or are captured by the porous element.
US Pat. No. 10,167,508

DETECTION OF GENETIC ABNORMALITIES

ARIOSA DIAGNOSTICS, INC.,...

1. A method for simultaneous detection of a presence or absence of a fetal aneuploidy and a carrier status of a maternal allele in a maternal plasma or serum sample, comprising the steps of:(a) in a maternal plasma or serum sample comprising maternal and fetal DNA, amplifying two or more selected nucleic acid regions from a first chromosome of interest in the maternal and fetal DNA in the maternal plasma or serum sample with primers complementary to the selected nucleic acid regions from the first chromosome to produce amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions in the maternal plasma or serum sample, wherein the amplifying comprises 30 or fewer amplification cycles and the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the first chromosome comprise a universal primer binding sequence;
(b) amplifying two or more selected nucleic acid regions from a second chromosome of interest in the maternal and fetal DNA of the maternal plasma or serum sample with primers complementary to the selected nucleic acid regions from the second chromosome to produce amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions in the maternal plasma or serum sample, wherein the amplifying comprises 30 or fewer amplification cycles and the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the second chromosome comprise a universal primer binding sequence;
(c) amplifying one or more selected nucleic acid regions comprising an allele of interest in the maternal and fetal DNA in the maternal plasma or serum sample with primers complementary to the selected nucleic acid regions comprising the allele of interest to produce amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions in the maternal plasma or serum sample, wherein the amplifying comprises 30 or fewer amplification cycles the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions comprising the allele of interest comprise a universal primer binding sequence;
(d) performing universal amplification with universal primers complementary to the universal primer binding sequences, wherein the universal amplification comprises at least 5 cycles, and the amplification steps of (a), (b) and (c) comprise a lower number of amplification cycles than the universal amplification;
(e) detecting the selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the first and second chromosomes and allele of interest which were amplified with the universal primers in a single sequencing run, wherein detecting the maternal and fetal nucleic acid sequences of the first and second chromosomes is not reliant on detection of any polymorphism within the selected nucleic acid regions from the first and second chromosomes;
(f) quantifying a combined relative frequency for each of the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the first and second chromosomes of interest;
(g) comparing the combined relative frequencies of the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the first and second chromosomes of interest;
(h) identifying the presence or absence of a statistical variation in the compared combined relative frequencies of the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions of the first chromosome and the combined relative frequencies of the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions of the second chromosome, and identifying the presence of a fetal aneuploidy when the statistical variation is present and identifying the absence of a fetal aneuploidy when a statistical variation is absent; and
(i) determining if the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the alleles of interest are detected in a frequency indicative of maternal carrier status of the allele.
US Pat. No. 10,167,513

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING A NEOPLASIA

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. A method of identifying and treating a subject, the method comprising:(a) obtaining a biological sample from the subject;
(b) isolating genomic DNA from the biological sample;
(c) bisulfite treating the genomic DNA;
(d) PCR amplifying the bisulfite-treated genomic DNA to obtain one or more PCR products;
(e) hybridizing the one or more PCR products to a fluorescently labeled oligonucleotide comprising SEQ ID NOS: 19 or 20 for detection of methylated nucleotides of the BNC1 gene promoter or exon 1, thereby forming a first PCR product-fluorescently labeled oligonucleotide probe complex;
(f) hybridizing the one or more PCR products to a fluorescently labeled oligonucleotide comprising SEQ ID NOS: 9 or 10 for detection of methylated nucleotides of the ADAMTS1 gene promoter or exon 1, thereby forming a second PCR product-fluorescently labeled oligonucleotide probe complex; and
(g) detecting an elevated level of the first PCR product fluorescently labeled oligonucleotide complex as compared to a first reference level obtained in a sample previously obtained from the subject and detecting an elevated level of the second PCR product-fluorescently labeled oligonucleotide complex relative to a second reference level obtained in a sample previously obtained from the subject, and
(h) administering an epigenetic therapy or resecting the pancreas of the subject having an elevated level of the first and second PCR products detected in step (g), wherein the epigenetic therapy is selected from the group consisting of entinostat, SAHA (suberovlanilide hvdroxamic acid), depsipeptide, azocvtidine, and deazocytidine.
US Pat. No. 10,166,247

COMPOSITION FOR INHALATION

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A stable pharmaceutical composition comprising formoterol, budesonide or an epimer thereof, 1,1,1-2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane (HFA 227), polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and polyethylene glycol (PEG).
US Pat. No. 10,166,284

VACCINES FOR HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS 1 AND 2

MicroVAX, LLC, Warrenton...

1. A pharmaceutical composition for inducing a humoral and cellular immune response against HSV (herpes simplex virus) 1 and HSV 2 in an individual by primarily mediating two essential functions of HSV infection, said composition comprising four expression vectors:wherein the first essential function is mediated by a first expression vector which encodes an extracellular domain of the CD40 ligand (ecdCD40L) fused at the amino terminus to an epitope SEQ ID NO: 1 of HSV glycoprotein D (gD); and
wherein the second essential function is mediated by:
(a) a second expression vector which encodes an ecdCD40L fused at its amino terminus to a first epitope SEQ ID NO: 2 of HSV glycoprotein B (gB);
(b) a third expression vector which encodes an ecdCD40L fused at its amino terminus to a second epitope SEQ ID NO: 3 of HSV glycoprotein gB; and,
(c) a fourth expression vector which encodes an ecdCD40L fused at its amino terminus to a third epitope SEQ ID NO: 4 of HSV glycoprotein gB:
wherein said gD and gB epitopes are distinct from one another and are recognized by neutralizing antibodies.
US Pat. No. 10,168,333

MEANS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING PANCREATIC CANCER IN A SUBJECT BASED ON A METABOLITE PANEL

METANOMICS HEALTH GMBH, ...

1. A method for treating a subject in need of a pancreas cancer therapy, comprising:(a) obtaining a sample of a subject suspected to suffer from pancreas cancer, wherein said sample is a blood, plasma, or serum sample, and then subjecting the sample to total lipids extraction;
(b) determining, using mass spectrometry, from the sample of step (a) the amounts of a group of biomarkers said group comprising (i) at least the biomarkers of one of the combinations shown in Table 1a, wherein the sphingomyelin(s), ceramide(s), and/or phosphorylated sphingobase(s) of Table 1a is/are selected from Table 1b or comprising (ii) at least the biomarkers shown in any one of Tables 17 to 26;
(c) comparing the said amounts of the biomarkers with references, whereby pancreas cancer is diagnosed;
(d) identifying a subject in need of a pancreas cancer therapy if said subject is diagnosed to suffer from pancreas cancer; and
(e) treating the subject with a cancer therapy selected from the group consisting of surgery, radiotherapy, or drug treatment.
US Pat. No. 10,170,649

METAL CHALCOGENIDE NANOPARTICLES FOR PREPARING LIGHT ABSORPTION LAYER OF SOLAR CELLS AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method for synthesizing metal chalcogenide nanoparticles for use in forming a light absorption layer of solar cells, the method comprising:preparing a first solution comprising at least one Group VI source selected from the group consisting of compounds comprising sulfur (S) or selenium (Se);
preparing a second solution comprising a copper (Cu) salt and a tin (Sn) salt;
preparing a third solution comprising a zinc (Zn) salt;
mixing and reacting the first solution and the second solution for a first time at a first temperature, thereby forming a core structure;
mixing the third solution with the reaction product of the first and second solutions for a second time,
heating the mixed first, second, and third solutions from the first temperature to a second temperature that is higher than the first temperature, thereby forming a shell structure over the core structure,
wherein the metal chalcogenide nanoparticles have a core-shell structure comprising a core comprising copper (Cu)-tin (Sn) chalcogenide and a shell comprising zinc (Zn) chalcogenide.

US Pat. No. 10,172,238

MULTILAYER CAPACITOR AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer capacitor comprising:a capacitor body with one mounting surface and including first and second internal electrodes alternately stacked, with dielectric layers interposed therebetween, each exposed at the mounting surface, and first and second groove parts at the mounting surface, spaced apart in a length direction of the capacitor body, and contacting exposed portions of the first and second internal electrodes, respectively; and
first and second external electrodes in the first and second groove parts, respectively, and electrically connected to the exposed portions of the first and second internal electrodes, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,172,235

WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A wiring board comprising: a laminate in which at least one first insulating layer and at least one second insulating layer are alternately positioned, the at least one first insulating layer containing first insulating particles and a first insulating resin, the at least one second insulating layer containing second insulating particles having a particle size smaller than a particle size of the first insulating particles and a second insulating resin; a groove for wiring positioned at least on an upper surface of the laminate and comprising a side surface and a bottom surface; a via hole positioned in the first insulating layer of the laminate; and a wiring conductor positioned in the groove for wiring and in the via hole; where the bottom surface of the groove for wiring is positioned in the second insulating layer; and wherein the bottom surface of the groove for wiring is positioned in the second insulating layer, wherein the side surface of the groove for wiring is positioned only in the second insulating layer, and a cross section of the second insulating particles and a cross section of the second insulating resin are positioned to be flush with each other on the side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,172,233

DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:a flexible substrate comprising a display unit and a plurality of peripheral units which surrounds the display unit and are bent to overlap a part of the display unit;
a display member positioned at the display unit and which displays an image; and
a signal line positioned at the plurality of peripheral units,
wherein the plurality of peripheral units is bent in a way such that parts of the signal line, which are respectively positioned at adjacent peripheral units, are in contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,172,230

SURFACE MOUNT TECHNOLOGY DEVICE

Northrop Grumman Systems ...

1. A surface mount technology (SMT) device comprising:an SMT interface on a given side of the SMT device, the SMT interface comprising: an interface ground plane formed of conductive material; and
a plurality of signal pads formed of the conductive material, wherein each signal pad is encircled by one of a plurality of isolation regions formed from a non-conductive material;
wherein the SMT device is mounted on a printed wiring board (PWB) that includes a board interface having substantially the same shape at the SMT interface;
wherein a given signal pad of the plurality of signal pads is encircled by a given isolation region of the plurality of isolation regions and the given signal pad is connected to a given via extending in a given axis of the SMT device and the interface ground plane is connected to a plurality of vias extending in a direction parallel to the given axis of the SMT device and being positioned to surround the given isolation region associated with the given signal pad to form a pseudo-coaxial relationship between the given via and the plurality of vias: and
wherein each of the plurality of vias are connected to the interface ground plane, an internal ground plane and a grounding shield of the SMT device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,222

UTILITY LIGHT MALFUNCTION DETERMINATION

International Business Ma...

1. A utility light malfunction determination method comprising:receiving , by a processor of a computing device from a first hardware device, luminance data specifying current luminance levels associated with a plurality of utility light apparatuses;
receiving, by said processor from said first hardware device, location data specifying a geographical location for each utility light apparatus of said plurality of utility light apparatuses;
analyzing, by said processor, said luminance data and said location data with respect to historical luminance data and historical location data associated with said plurality of utility light apparatuses;
determining, by said processor based on results of said analyzing, a group of utility light apparatuses of said plurality of said utility light apparatuses comprising first current luminance levels differing from previous luminance levels of said group of said utility light apparatuses retrieved from said historical luminance data;
generating, by said processor, a list specifying a group of geographical locations associated with said group of said utility light apparatuses;
generating, by said processor based on said list, a map comprising said group of geographical locations;
transmitting, by said processor to a vehicle in response to said generating said map, a control signal enabling control of said vehicle such that said vehicle initiates motion and navigates towards said group of geographical locations in accordance with said map; and
retrieving, by said processor via said vehicle during travel in accordance with said map, video data associated with said group of said utility light apparatuses.

US Pat. No. 10,172,220

PAIRING METHOD IN ILLUMINATION SYSTEM, ILLUMINATION SYSTEM, AND ILLUMINATION CONTROLLER

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A pairing method in an illumination system including: a plurality of luminaires; a plurality of access devices; and an illumination controller that communicates with the plurality of access devices,the pairing method comprising:
broadcasting, by each of the plurality of access devices, a first command signal to parts of the plurality of luminaires, the first command signal commanding each of the parts of the plurality of luminaires that receive the first command signal to transmit information regarding the each of the parts of the plurality of luminaires as a reply;
receiving, by each of the plurality of luminaires, one or more command signals including the first command signals broadcasted from one or more access devices;
after receiving the first command signal, transmitting, by each of the plurality of luminaires, first information as the reply to one or more access devices among the plurality of access devices, each of which has broadcasted the first command signal, the first information including identification information of the each of the plurality of luminaires and a radio field intensity of the first command signal received by the each of the plurality of luminaires;
after receiving a plurality of pieces of the first information, transmitting, by each of the plurality of access devices, second information to the illumination controller, the second information including identification information of each of the plurality of access devices and the plurality of pieces of the first information received by the each of the plurality of access devices; and
after receiving a plurality of pieces of the second information, pairing, by the illumination controller, based on the plurality of pieces of the second information, each of the plurality of luminaires and one of the plurality of access devices, wherein:
in the pairing, the illumination controller determines whether a given luminaire to be paired has transmitted the first information to only one access device or to two or more access devices, among the plurality of access devices,
when it is determined that the given luminaire to be paired has transmitted the first information to only one access device included in the plurality of access devices, the illumination controller determines to pair the given luminaire and the one access device, and
when it is determined that the given luminaire to be paired has transmitted the first information to the two or more access devices included in the plurality of access devices, the illumination controller determines to pair the given luminaire and one access device included in the two or more access devices which has a highest radio field intensity.

US Pat. No. 10,172,219

WIRELESS LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a lighting control group including lighting control group members that are connected together over a lighting control network, one of the members being designated as a lighting control group monitor;
some of the lighting control group members are luminaires, each respective one of the luminaires comprising:
(a) a light source;
(b) a driver circuit coupled to the light source;
(c) at least one processor coupled to the driver circuit and configured to control light source operation via the driver;
(d) a dual-band wireless radio communication interface system for communicating over two different wireless communication bands, including:
(i) a first transceiver configured for wireless communication via the lighting control network over a first wireless communication band of the two different wireless communication bands, related to light source control operations, over the first wireless communication band; and
(ii) a second transceiver configured for wireless communication via a second network, over a second of the two different wireless communication bands, related to commissioning, configuration, or maintenance operations;
wherein respective frequencies of the two different wireless communication bands differ by at least a factor of two (2);
(e) at least one memory accessible to the at least one processor; and
(f) programming in the at least one memory which configures the at least one processor to control operations of the respective luminaire, including the communications over the two different wireless communication bands via the dual-band wireless radio communication interface system;
wherein at least one of the lighting control group members or the lighting control group monitor is a control node, comprising:
(a) a switch or a detector;
(b) a sense circuit responsive to the switch or the detector to generate a sensing signal;
(c) at least one processor coupled to the sense circuit and configured to receive and respond to the sensing signal;
(d) a dual-band wireless radio communication interface system including:
(i) a first transceiver configured for wireless communication via the lighting control network of light source control operations, over the first wireless communication band; and
(ii) a second transceiver configured for wireless communication via the second network of commissioning, configuration, or maintenance operations, over the second wireless communication band; and
(e) at least one memory accessible to the at least one processor of the control node; and
(f) programming in the at least one memory which configures the at least one processor of the control node to transmit information based on the sensing signal for the light source control operations over the first communication band via the dual-band wireless radio communication interface system.

US Pat. No. 10,172,218

MASTER/SLAVE ARRANGEMENT FOR LIGHTING FIXTURE MODULES

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

1. A switch module comprising:a light sensor;
a communication interface;
a user interface; and
circuitry adapted to:
in a first mode:
determine that at least one of a plurality of lighting fixtures is entering a lightcast mode, in which the at least one of a plurality of lighting fixtures emits a first lightcast signal via a light source of the at least one of a plurality of lighting fixtures;
monitor for the first lightcast signal provided by the at least one of a plurality of lighting fixtures via the light sensor;
effect generation of lightcast data based on receipt of the first lightcast signal; and
send the lightcast data via the communication interface; and
in a second mode:
receive user input via the user interface; and
based on the user input, send an instruction to the at least one of a plurality of lighting fixtures via the communication interface to control a light output level of the at least one of the plurality of lighting fixtures.

US Pat. No. 10,172,217

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING AN ELECTRONIC ELEMENT IN A LIGHTING SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC ELEMENT AND CONFIGURING SYSTEM

1. A method for configuring an electronic element (11) in a lighting system (9), the method comprises the following steps:providing a memory (120) in the electronic element (11) capable of storing configuration information when the electronic element (11) is in an unpowered state;
providing an electronic interface (110) for wireless communication in the electronic element based on a near field communication or a radio frequency identification communication;
retrieving the configuration information using a configuring device (12);
establishing a bidirectional channel of wireless communication between the configuring device and the electronic interface;
wirelessly transmitting energy from the configuring device to the electronic interface when the electronic element is in an unpowered state;
sending the retrieved configuration information from the configuring device (12) to the electronic interface (110) when the electronic element (11) is in an unpowered state;
storing the retrieved configuration information into said memory of the electronic element (11) when the electronic element (11) is in an unpowered state; and
after the storing step, providing power to the electronic element (11) and reading the configuration information from the memory of the electronic element (11) to configure the electronic element (11).

US Pat. No. 10,172,216

CONTROL OF NETWORKED LIGHTING DEVICES

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A control device for controlling a plurality of lighting devices via a network, the control device comprising:a receiver for receiving a signal based on a user input related to adjusting a control parameter of the plurality of lighting devices,
a processor for generating, based on the received signal and on a predetermined network capacity, one of: a plurality of messages of a first type and a single message of a second type, and
a transmitter for transmitting the plurality of messages of the first type if the plurality of messages of the first type are generated, or the single message of the second type if the single message of the second type is generated, via the network, thereby adjusting the control parameter of the plurality of lighting devices,
wherein the processor is further arranged for determining network utilization relative to the predetermined network capacity,
wherein the generation of the one of: the plurality of messages of the first type and the single message of the second type is further based on the network utilization and on a characteristic of the user input, which characteristic is related to a number of user input commands received within a predetermined time period, and
wherein the message of the first type is a unicast message addressed to a single lighting device of the plurality of lighting devices and wherein the message of the second type is a multicast message addressed to the plurality of lighting devices.

US Pat. No. 10,172,213

NETWORKED, WIRELESS LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM WITH DISTRIBUTED INTELLIGENCE

ABL IP HOLDING, LLC, Con...

1. A power pack for a lighting control system, the power pack comprising:an input terminal;
a transformer having an input and an output, the input coupled to the input terminal, the transformer providing a DC voltage at the output in response to an AC line voltage received at the input terminal;
a microcontroller executing firmware incorporated therein for receiving and sending lighting control communications to and from one or more lighting control devices and for determining whether a load connected to the power pack is to be coupled to or decoupled from the AC line voltage based on received lighting control communications;
a relay coupled to the microcontroller and responsive to control signals received from the microcontroller to couple or decouple the AC line voltage to a load coupled to the relay;
a transceiver coupled to the microcontroller;
first and second connector ports, wherein:
the first connector port is coupled to the output of the transformer to provide DC power to a first lighting control device coupled to the first connector port,
the second connector port is coupled to the output of the transformer to provide DC power to a second lighting control device coupled to the second connector port,
the first connector port is coupled to the transceiver to transfer lighting control communications between the first lighting control device and the microcontroller via the transceiver,
the second connector port is coupled to the transceiver to transfer lighting control communications between the second lighting control device and the microcontroller via the transceiver, and
the first connector port, the second connector port, the transceiver, and the microcontroller are coupled to each other to transfer lighting control communications between the first and the second lighting control devices; and
a housing comprising the input terminal, the transformer, the microcontroller, the transceiver, the relay, and the first and second connector ports.

US Pat. No. 10,172,210

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING DRIVE CONDITIONS TO MAINTAIN PERCEIVED COLORS OVER CHANGES IN REFERENCE LUMINANCE

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

18. A method of generating drive conditions for one or more light sources to maintain a desired color of a light emitted by the one or more light sources, as perceived by a human observer, over a change in a reference luminance, the method comprising:determining a corrected color that produces perception of the desired color, by a human observer, when a specific reference luminance is present;
determining drive conditions for the one or more light sources to produce the corrected color; and
determining the change in the reference luminance, wherein determining the change in the reference luminance comprises:
receiving, at a luminaire that includes the one or more light sources and an additional light source that supplies the reference luminance, a user input to change the reference luminance;
providing additional drive conditions, by the luminaire, to the additional light source to change the reference luminance;
and wherein determining the change in the reference luminance is based at least in part on a known response of the additional light source to the additional drive conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,172,203

LIGHTING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:first light emitting elements;
second light emitting elements having chromaticity values in a same chromaticity range as the first light emitting elements; and
a control circuit that controls the first light emitting elements and the second light emitting elements separately, wherein
the first light emitting elements and the second light emitting elements are dispersedly disposed in a predetermined region,
the first light emitting elements are more densely disposed in a periphery portion than in a center portion of the predetermined region, and
the second light emitting elements are more densely disposed in the center portion than in the periphery portion of the predetermined region.

US Pat. No. 10,172,201

ELECTRONIC CONVERTER AND LIGHTING SYSTEM COMPRISING SUCH A CONVERTER

1. An electronic converter allowing power to be transferred from an alternating voltage source, connected between an input terminal and a common terminal, to a load connected between an output terminal and a reference terminal, an alternating voltage having a first frequency and comprising positive alternations alternating with negative alternations, said converter comprising:an input inductor having a first end connected to the input terminal so as to receive the alternating voltage;
an output inductor connected to the output terminal;
a storage capacitor arranged between the input inductor and the output inductor;
a chopper circuit configured:
in a first operating state, to charge the input inductor by means of the alternating voltage source, and to discharge the storage capacitor into the output inductor while powering the load;
in a second operating state, to discharge the input inductor into the storage capacitor, and to discharge the output inductor while powering the load;
the chopper circuit comprising a first bidirectional switch having a first end connected to a second end of the input inductor, and a second end connected to the common terminal, and
a control device for controlling the chopper circuit, configured to activate, during each of the positive and negative alternations, successive operating cycles at a second frequency higher than the first frequency, each operating cycle comprising the first operating state and of the second operating state, the first operating state having a duty cycle which varies so as to obtain a constant output voltage between the output terminal and the reference terminal during each of the positive and negative alternations.

US Pat. No. 10,172,194

LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT DRIVING CIRCUIT, LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND LIGHT EMISSION CONTROLLING METHOD

Sony Corporation, (JP)

1. A light emitting element driving circuit comprising:a capacitive element having a first terminal and a second terminal, in which the second terminal is fixedly grounded;
a second constant current source for supplying a first set current as a charging current steadily and constantly to the first terminal of said capacitive element;
a first constant current source stabilizing a discharging current supplied from said capacitive element to a light emitting element, in which the first constant current source is in series with the light emitting element and supplies a second set current as the discharging current from the capacitive element to the light emitting element; and
a switch in series with, and controlling ON and OFF in supplying said discharging current to, said light emitting element, in which the first constant current source, the switch and the light emitting element are connected in series in a series circuit extending from the first terminal of said capacitive element to ground and in which the first constant current source is arranged in the series circuit between the switch and the first terminal of said capacitive element,
the second constant current source supplying the charging current steadily and constantly to the first terminal of said capacitive element when said switch becomes an ON state and an OFF state,
wherein the first constant current source and the second constant current source are configured such that a product of the first set current and a scanning time period for the light emitting element is greater than or equal to a product of the second set current and a discharge time period for the capacitive element which is equal to a time period when the switch is in the OFF state and which is a portion of the scanning time period, and such that, when the switch is repetitively switched at a predetermined interval to the OFF state from the ON state and to the ON state from the OFF state synchronized with the scanning time period, a predetermined voltage at the first terminal is maintained in a predetermined range, in which the predetermined range has a maximum voltage not greater than a voltage supplied from a power source to the second constant current source,
in which the first constant current source supplies the second set current as the discharging current from the capacitive element to the light emitting element only when the switch becomes the ON state synchronized with the scanning time period.

US Pat. No. 10,172,191

DRIVER CIRCUIT WITH LLC START-UP CONTROL

1. A driver circuit for at least one lighting means comprising one or more LEDs, the driver circuit comprising:an LLC circuit with a clocked inverter comprising a high potential switch and a low potential switch connected in series, wherein the high potential switch is connected to a DC voltage source and the low potential switch is connected to ground and a midpoint between the high potential switch and the low potential switch is configured to supply a resonant circuit, wherein the resonant circuit is coupled to a primary winding of a transformer for transforming electrical energy from the primary winding to a secondary winding, and the at least one lighting means are supplied with rectified current starting from the secondary winding, and
a control unit configured to control the high potential switch and the low potential switch of the clocked inverter by alternating cycles of the high and low potential switches after an activation of the driver circuit during a start phase, and wherein during the start phase after a single or after multiple alternating cycles of the high potential switch and the low potential switch, cycling of the high potential switch and the low potential switch is suspended for a duration of at least one alternating cycle of the high potential switch and the low potential switch until a criterion for ending the start phase is satisfied, said criterion being one of a number of switch cycles, a specific period of time after the activation, and a value of a feedback variable fed back to the control unit;
wherein after ending the start phase the control unit is configured to control the high potential switch and the low potential switch of the clocked inverter in normal operation mode to continuously cycle the high potential switch and the low potential switch, and a frequency of the alternating cycles of the high potential switch and the low potential switch of the clocked inverter is a manipulated variable in the normal operation mode, and frequency control is deactivated during the start phase.

US Pat. No. 10,172,188

COOKING HEATER

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A cooking heater, comprising:a cooking heater body which includes a heating chamber;
a drawing body which is configured to be allowed to be pulled out from the cooking heater body and pushed into the cooking heater body;
a rotating tray which is arranged inside the drawing body and which is configured to be allowed to be mounted to the drawing body and removed from the drawing body, the rotating tray including a follower shaft and a follower gear mounted to the follower shaft;
a motor which is provided in the cooking heater body, the motor including a drive shaft and a drive gear mounted to the drive shaft; and
a rotation transmission mechanism that:
in a case that the drawing body is pushed into the cooking heater body and in a case that the drive gear and the follower gear are engaged with each other, directly transmits rotational force from the motor to the rotating tray, and
in a case that the drawing body is pulled out of the cooking heater body, blocks the transmission of the rotational force to the rotating tray.

US Pat. No. 10,172,183

RADIO ACCESS NETWORK NODE AND METHOD—TIME COORDINATED CELLS FOR EXTENDED DISCONTINUOUS RECEIVE (EDRX)

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A radio access network (RAN) node configured to interact with a core network (CN) node to time coordinate cells and maintain a reliability of paging a wireless device, the RAN node comprising:a processor; and,
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor interfaces with the memory to execute the processor-executable instructions, whereby the RAN node is operable to:
receive a paging request from the CN node, wherein the paging request includes information associated with the wireless device;
calculate, using at least the information associated with the wireless device, a time remaining until a next paging opportunity for the wireless device within the cells comprising a paging area of the wireless device; and,
transmit a paging response to the CN node, wherein the paging response includes the time remaining until a next paging opportunity for the wireless device,
wherein the information comprises the following:
an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) of the wireless device;
an extended Discontinuous Receive (eDRX) cycle length of the wireless device; and
a coverage class of the wireless device.