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. 10,168,266

PORTABLE VISCOMETER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CAPILLARY TUBE FOR MEASURING VISCOSITY

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A portable viscometer comprising:a body; and
a measuring unit disposed on one side of the body,
wherein the measuring unit comprises:
a detachable capillary tube; and
a first sensor and a second sensor which are disposed adjacent to the capillary tube including a bead therein,
wherein the bead is fixed on the inner surface of the capillary tube by a fixing compound.

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. 10,167,862

REMOVABLE SHIM CLIP FOR ADJUSTABLE PISTON PUMP

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A pump assembly comprising:a base;
a cam which rotates about a rotational axis with respect to the base;
a cylinder which attaches to the base, the cylinder comprising:
an inlet port where fluid enters the cylinder; and
an outlet where fluid leaves the cylinder;
a piston reciprocally driven by rotation of the cam to draw fluid into the cylinder through the inlet port during a fill stroke and to close the inlet port and pump the fluid in the cylinder toward the outlet during a pump stroke; and
a shim clip removably insertable between the cylinder and the base to increase a distance between the inlet port and the rotational axis, thereby decreasing a working length of the piston and accordingly reducing displacement volume of the pump assembly.

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. 10,166,910

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. 10,166,773

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. 10,166,605

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MICROPARTICLES

M. TECHNIQUE CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for producing microparticles, in whichproviding at least two fluids to be processed, including a raw material fluid which contains at least one raw material, and a processing fluid which contains at least one substance to process the raw material;
introducing the at least two fluids into a processing device, the processing device comprising at least two processing surfaces facing each other, the at least two processing surfaces being configured to approach to and separate from each other, at least one of the at least two processing surfaces rotating relative to the other;
mixing the at least two fluids in a space formed between the at least two processing surfaces, thereby forming a thin film fluid;
obtaining microparticles of the raw material processed in the thin film fluid; and
adjusting a circumferential velocity of the rotation at a converging site in which the raw material fluid and the processing fluid are converged to be within a range of 6.16 to 20.94 m/sec to control a rate of coalescence of the microparticles to be 0% or more but no more than 31%, the rate of coalescence of the microparticles representing a ratio of plural microparticles that are stuck together in the obtained microparticles relative to the obtained microparticles,
wherein the microparticles are the at least one kind of microparticles selected from the group consisting of nickel microparticles, copper microparticles, and amorphous silica microparticles, and
wherein the processing device includes a first flow path for introducing one of the at least two fluids into the space between the at least two processing surfaces, and a second flow path, independent of the first flow path, for introducing the other of the at least two fluids, the second flow path leading to at least one opening formed on at least one of the at least two processing surfaces, said the other of the at least two fluids being introduced into the space between the at least two processing surfaces through the at least one opening, and wherein the converging point at which the at least two fluids converge together is the nearest point in the opening from a rotational center of the at least two processing surfaces.

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. 10,166,461

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. 10,166,415

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. 10,166,411

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. 10,166,402

VISIBLE LIGHT PHOTO-DISINFECTION PATCH

Excelitas Technologies Co...

1. A light conveying device configured to convey light received from a radiation source to a wound, comprising:a radiation conduit optically coupled to the radiation source comprising a radiation ingress portion and a radiation egress portion; and
a flexible panel of radiation transmitting material optically coupled to the radiation conduit, and configured to at least partially conform to a surface contour of the wound,
the flexible panel formed of a single flexible film of the radiation transmitting material defining a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface,
wherein the first surface has a disrupted surface area that causes radiation received from the radiation conduit to be emitted from the first surface toward the wound,
wherein all of the light that is emitted from the light conveying device toward the wound passes through the first surface of the flexible panel at the disrupted surface area,
wherein the radiation conduit comprises a plurality of fibrous appendages contiguously extending from the flexible panel,
wherein the radiation conduit, including the fibrous appendages of the radiation conduit, is integral with the flexible panel such that the radiation conduit and the flexible panel are formed as a single continuous element, and
wherein the radiation conduit and the flexible panel are formed from the same material and by a process consisting of:
providing a thin sheet or film of the material that includes a panel portion and a skiving portion; and
skiving the skiving portion into the plurality of fibrous appendages,
wherein the panel portion forms the flexible panel of the light conveying device.

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. 10,166,214

SOMATOSTATIN RECEPTOR SUBTYPE 4 (SSTR4) AGONISTS

Centrexion Therapeutics C...

1. A method for the treatment of pain selected from the group consisting of visceral pain, phantom limb pain, stump pain, and pain due to rheumatoid arthritis, which comprises administering to a host suffering from said pain a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula I to treat the pain, wherein Formula I is represented by:
or a salt thereof, wherein:
A is selected from the group consisting of H and C1-6-alkyl;
R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6-alkyl and C3-6-cycloalkyl, wherein at least one of R1 or R2 is C1-6-alkyl or C3-6-cycloalkyl, and the C1-6-alkyl or the C3-6-cycloalkyl is optionally substituted with halogens or MeO—;
W is a mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl, each of which is optionally substituted with one or more R3, and wherein the heteroaryl comprises up to 4 heteroatoms and one or two 5- or 6-membered ring(s);
R3 is independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6-alkyl, C1-6-alkyl-O—, halogen, HO—, and NC—; and
Y is selected from the group consisting of a bond, —CH2—, —CH2CH2—, and —CH2O—.

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. 10,166,021

WOUND CLOSURE SYSTEM

Wound Care Technologies, ...

1. A wound closure system comprising:a suture line adapted to be sutured through body tissue adjacent an open wound, the suture line adapted to be sutured so as to pass into the body tissue at an entry point and exit at an exit point, the suture line including a plurality of barbs extending outwardly at an acute angle with respect to a surface of the suture line; and
a housing that houses a spring that is adapted to apply a continuous pulling force on the suture line for stretching the body tissue toward the open wound, wherein the spring is configured to take up any slack of the suture line during stretching of the body tissue and keep the suture line taut, the housing including a spool rotatably coupled to the housing, the spool coupled to the spring and adapted for winding the spring for the application of the continuous pulling force on the suture line, wherein the suture line is adapted to directly pass into and out of the body tissue at the entry and exit points so that the continuous pulling force on the suture line for stretching the body tissue is taken by the immediate body tissue surrounding the entry and exit points, wherein the suture line with the plurality of barbs is the only structure passed into and out of the body tissue at the entry and exit points.

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. 10,168,258

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. 10,166,287

IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITION

GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICA...

1. An immunogenic composition, comprising N. meningitidis capsular polysaccharides from serogroups A, C, W, and Y, wherein:the serogroup A capsular polysaccharide has an average size of 300 kDa;
the serogroup C capsular polysaccharide has an average size of 200 kDa;
the serogroup Y capsular polysaccharide has an average size of 101-300 kDa;
the serogroup W capsular polysaccharide has an average size of 101-300 kDa; and
wherein each N. meningitidis capsular polysaccharide is a N. meningitidis capsular polysaccharide conjugate comprising a N. meningitidis capsular polysaccharide conjugated to a tetanus toxoid carrier protein.

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. 10,172,218

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. 10,172,215

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. 10,172,213

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. 10,172,212

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. 10,172,210

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. 10,172,201

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.

US Pat. No. 10,172,181

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING SIGNALS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for configuring a connection by a terminal, the method comprising:receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message from a base station;
determining that semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) and transmission time interval (TTI) bundling are simultaneously to be configured based on the RRC message;
when the SPS and the TTI bundling are simultaneously to be configured, determining that dual connectivity is to be configured;
when the dual connectivity is to be configured, determining that the TTI bundling is to be configured for a primary serving cell (PCell) of a master cell group (MCG) and the SPS is to be configured for a primary secondary serving cell (PSCell) of a secondary cell group (SCG); and
when the TTI bundling is to be configured for the PCell of the MCG and the SPS is to be configured for the PSCell of the SCG, configuring an RRC connection based on the RRC message.

US Pat. No. 10,172,179

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECONFIGURING A BEARER

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a terminal, the method comprising:receiving a control message including configuration information associated with a bearer via a radio resource control (RRC) signaling;
identifying whether a bearer type is changed from a split bearer to a non-split bearer based on the configuration information; and
retransmitting, for data recovery, data for which a successful transmission has not been confirmed without packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) re-establishment, if the bearer type is changed from the split bearer to the non-split bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,172,173

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An information processing system comprising:a display device;
a first information processing device; and
a first wireless tag which is provided separately from the display device and the first information processing device,
the display device comprising:
a first wireless communication unit which performs wireless communication in a first format with an external device;
a storage unit which stores connection information used in the wireless communication in the first format;
a display unit which displays an image received via the first wireless communication unit from the external device;
a second wireless tag in which electricity is generated by an electromagnetic wave output according to a second format and which outputs the connection information stored in the storage unit according to the second format when the electricity is generated therein; and
a change unit which updates the connection information stored in the storage unit,
the first information processing device comprising:
a wireless reader/writer which performs wireless communication in the second format in order to read information from or write information in the first wireless tag and the second wireless tag;
an acquisition unit which acquires the connection information output from the second wireless tag; and
a writing unit which outputs, to the wireless reader/writer, a signal for writing the connection information acquired by the acquisition unit,
wherein, when the acquisition unit acquires updated connection information from the second wireless tag, the wireless reader/writer overwrites the connection information stored in the first wireless tag with the updated connection information.

US Pat. No. 10,172,172

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE CAPABILITY SIGNALING

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:identifying one or more frequency bands configured for device-to-device (D2D) proximity service communications;
determining, based on the identified one or more frequency bands, a proximity service record indicative of communication capabilities associated with the identified one or more frequency bands based at least in part on a frequency band combination parameter, the frequency band combination parameter associated with a combination of one or more frequency bands available for non-D2D communications, wherein the proximity service record indicates non-D2D communication functions available when D2D proximity service communications are active; and
transmitting the proximity service record to a serving cell.

US Pat. No. 10,172,166

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING E-RAB SWITCH PROBLEM FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for handling, by a master evolved NodeB (MeNB) in dual connectivity, evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) radio access bearer (E-RAB) switch failure for dual connectivity in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving an E-RAB modification confirm message including a list of E-RABs failed to be modified from a mobility management entity (MME);
keeping old general packet radio service (GPRS) tunneling protocol (GTP) tunnels for the E-RABs failed to be modified; and
triggering a secondary eNB (SeNB) release procedure or a SeNB modification procedure for releasing secondary cell group (SCG) bearers corresponding to the E-RABs failed to be modified.

US Pat. No. 10,172,165

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING A MAC PDU FOR D2D COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a second User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the second UE, a Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) including a source identity (ID), a target ID, a plurality of logical channel IDs (LCIDs) and a plurality of MAC Service Data Units (SDUs) from a first UE via an interface,
wherein the interface is configured for one-to-one communication between the second UE and the first UE directly, and
wherein each of the plurality of LCIDs identifying a logical channel for one-to-one communication corresponds to a respective MAC SDU for the logical channel identified by a corresponding LCID; and
delivering the MAC PDU to an upper layer if the target ID matches any one of a plurality of IDs managed by the second UE,
wherein the source ID identifies the first UE, and the target ID identifies the second UE in case of one-to-one communication.

US Pat. No. 10,172,164

SPATIAL REUSE WITH TRAINING IN RTS-CTS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

21. A method performed by a wireless device, the method comprising:decoding a received frame, the frame comprising either a request to send (RTS) frame or a clear to send (CTS) frame, an initial portion of the frame indicating a plurality of training fields (TRN-R) at an end of the frame; and
performing a clear channel assessment (CCA) for each receive (Rx) sector of a plurality of Rx sectors using the plurality of TRN-Rs.

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. 10,172,162

METHOD FOR PERFORMING A RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a random access preamble (RAP) on a physical random access channel (PRACH) resource in a radio frame;
calculating a random access-radio network temporary identifier (RA-RNTI) by considering a time-frequency resource associated with the PRACH resource and an index of a first radio frame of the PRACH resource;
monitoring a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) identified by the calculated RA-RNTI for a random access response (RAR) reception during a RAR window; and
receiving the RAR in response to the RAP using the PDCCH identified by the calculated RA-RNTI,
wherein the calculating the RA-RNTI includes a modulo operation on the index of the first radio frame of the PRACH resource with a value related to a maximum RAR window size.

US Pat. No. 10,172,161

USER APPARATUS, BASE STATION, AND CONTROL INFORMATION DETECTION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user apparatus that communicates with a base station in a mobile communication system, comprising:a reception unit configured to receive a radio signal from the base station by a downlink control channel; and
a control information detection unit configured to detect control information, addressed to the user apparatus, mapped to a predetermined area in a time frequency resource of the downlink control channel by performing blind decoding in a plurality of candidate areas which are candidates of the predetermined area,
wherein the mobile communication system communicates using dual connectivity, and
wherein the control information detection unit performs the blind decoding in areas in which a part of areas is excluded from the plurality of candidate areas based on configuration information from a master base station (MeNB) of a plurality of base stations in the dual connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,172,157

PUCCH MANAGEMENT FOR ENHANCED CARRIER AGGREGATION

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving data via a first group of component carriers (CCs) of a plurality of groups of aggregated CCs, the first group of CCs corresponding to unlicensed or shared frequencies;
selecting a CC from at least two CCs of the first group of CCs for transmission on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH), wherein the selection of the CC is based on at least an uplink-transmission clearance procedure performed on each of the at least two CCs, wherein the CC is furtherselected based on a first comparison of an earliest uplink subframe index associated with each of the at least two CCs or based on a second comparison of a cell index associated with each of the at least two CCs when the earliest uplink subframe index is the same for the at least two CCs; and
transmitting uplink information on the PUCCH via the selected CC to a base station.

US Pat. No. 10,172,155

BUNDLING AND HYBRID AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST OPERATION FOR ENHANCED MACHINE-TYPE COMMUNICATION

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:communicating using a first set of bundled resources for an uplink data channel;
determining that a second set of bundled resources for a downlink control channel comprises an uplink grant with a same hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process identifier as the uplink data channel, an uplink grant with a different hybrid automatic repeat HARQ process identifier than the uplink data channel, or a downlink grant;
identifying a time difference between the first set of bundled resources and the second set of bundled resources; and
communicating using the second set of bundled resources based at least in part on the determining and the identifying.

US Pat. No. 10,172,154

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SENDING CONTROL INFORMATION AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION

1. A method for sending control information to ensure that a network is accessed by a terminal, comprising:repeatedly sending, by a first node to the terminal deployed in a low-coverage environment, the control information within a scheduling period for the control information M times,
wherein the scheduling period is a length of N radio frames, N and M are positive integers greater than 1, and N is greater than or equal to M,
wherein repeatedly sending the control information M times comprises:
in the length of N radio frames, sending the control information once on pre-defined resources for sending the control information at a pre-set time interval, or
equally dividing the length of N radio frames into M periods, and sending the control information once on the pre-defined resources for sending the control information in each of M periods;
wherein a system frame number of a radio frame where the pre-defined resources for sending the control information are located is determined by the terminal according to at least one of the followings: a pre-set time interval, a cell identifier and indication signaling;
wherein based on that the system frame number of the radio frame meets a pre-defined condition, the system frame number is the determined system frame number of the radio frame where the pre-defined resources for sending the control information are located, wherein the pre-defined condition comprises one of the followings:
the system frame number % Y=D;
(the system frame number+the cell identifier) % Y=D;
(the system frame number+X) % Y=D; and
(the system frame number+X+the cell identifier) % Y=D,
where % indicates a modulo operation, the pre-set time interval is a length of Y radio frames, wherein Y=N/M, and X is a positive integer determined according to the indication signaling, and D is a natural number pre-defined or determined according to the cell identifier; and
causing the terminal to initiate an access request comprising the control information to access the network.

US Pat. No. 10,172,148

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION METHOD, STORAGE MEDIUM ON WHICH COMMUNICATION PROGRAM IS STORED, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A communication method comprising:counting a number of one or more communication terminals which stores data, for each piece of data, in accordance with each piece of data information, transmitted from each another communication terminal, indicating the each piece of data stored in the another communication terminal, and stored contents in a storage unit in the own terminal;
estimating a number of zero or more communication terminals mutually transmitting data at a same timing in accordance with the counting result;
calculating an adjustment reference value for limiting the estimated number of zero or more communication terminals to a preset permissible number or less;
determining whether or not to permit transmission of data stored in the storage unit in accordance with the calculated adjustment reference value; and
transmitting the data to a communication terminal not storing the data, when permitting transmission of the data.

US Pat. No. 10,172,146

WI-FI AND BLUETOOTH COEXISTENCE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless station, comprising:at least one antenna;
at least one radio configured to perform Wi-Fi communication with a Wi-Fi access point and one or more neighboring wireless stations and Bluetooth communication with a first neighboring wireless station of the one or more neighboring wireless stations;
at least one processor coupled to the at least one radio, wherein the wireless station is configured to perform voice and/or data communications;
wherein the wireless station is configured to:
schedule a Bluetooth communication in one or more time slots with the first neighboring wireless station, wherein the Bluetooth communication has an end time;
determine a change to the end time of the Bluetooth communication;
transmit, in response to determining that the change to the end time shortens the Bluetooth communication, a first peer-to-peer Wi-Fi communication to a second wireless station of the one or more wireless stations during the one or more time slots, wherein the first peer-to-peer Wi-Fi communication indicates that at least a portion of the one or more time slots is available for Wi-Fi communications; and
transmit, in response to determining the change to the end time lengthens the Bluetooth communication, a second peer-to-peer Wi-Fi communication to the second neighboring wireless station during the one or more time slots, wherein the second peer-to-peer communication indicates that an additional one or more time slots subsequent to the one or more time slots is not available for Wi-Fi communication.

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. 10,172,141

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR HIERARCHICAL MANAGEMENT OF MOBILE DEVICE NOTIFICATIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A system comprising:a notification controller comprising one or more processors; and
a memory storing code that is executable by the notification controller to:
determine a context for a plurality of mobile devices;
determine, for the context, a hierarchical ranking for the plurality of mobile devices wherein a first mobile device of the plurality of mobile devices is higher-ranked than at least one second mobile device of the plurality of mobile devices; and
communicate a command selected by the higher-ranked first mobile device to modify a detectability of one or more notification settings of the at least one second mobile device that is lower-ranked than the first mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,140

METHOD AND RADIO NETWORK FOR MANAGING PRECODER REPORTS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a radio network node, for managing precoder reports from a set of user equipments served by the radio network node, wherein each of the precoder reports indicates a precoder selected, by a respective user equipment of the set of user equipments, to be used by the radio network node for transmission to the respective user equipment, wherein the method comprises:receiving, in a first time interval, a first set of precoder reports from the set of user equipments;
receiving, in a second time interval, a second set of precoder reports from the set of user equipments;
determining a first distribution of precoders for the set of user equipments and a second distribution of precoders for the set of user equipments, wherein the precoders in the first distribution are indicated by the first set of precoder reports and the precoders in the second distribution are indicated by the second set of precoder reports, whereby a change in distribution of precoders for the set of user equipments is detected, wherein the change indicates difference in distribution between the first time interval and the second time interval;
for each received precoder report in the first time interval, mapping each respective precoder, indicated by said received precoder report in the first time interval, to a respective direction towards the respective user equipment; and
determining a first average direction for the set of user equipments in the first time interval based on the respective directions; and wherein the method comprises:
for each received precoder report in the second time interval, mapping each respective precoder, indicated by said each received precoder report in the second time interval, to a respective direction towards the respective user equipment; and
determining a second average direction for the set of user equipments in the second time interval based on the respective directions.

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. 10,172,126

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ALLOCATING WIRELESS RESOURCES FOR TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING DATA IN WIRELESS LAN

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for allocation wireless resources in a wireless LAN, comprising:allocating, by an access point (AP), a plurality of resource units for a plurality of stations (STAs) within an entire bandwidth which is 20 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, or 160 MHz, wherein the plurality of resource unit are allocated based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA); and
transmitting, by the AP, a physical protocol data unit (PPDU) through the plurality of resource units to the plurality of STAs, wherein, among the plurality of resource units, a small tone unit is set to correspond to 26 tones within a frequency axis and a basic tone unit is set to correspond to a number of tones being larger than 26 tones within the frequency axis,
wherein allocation location of the plurality of resource unit is indicated by a signal field that is included in a PPDU header of the PPDU.

US Pat. No. 10,172,125

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment comprising:a receiver configured to detect a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) and to perform a measurement for computing a Channel Quality Indicator (CQI)value, wherein
the receiver detects the PDCCH with Downlink Control information (DCI) with a Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) scrambled by a Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) according to a DCI format 1C on a serving cell,
the reciever does not use a subframe n for Channel State Information (CSI) measurement in a case that the receiver does not detect the PDCCH in a subframe n?1 and the subframe n.

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. 10,172,122

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. 10,172,081

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An information processing system comprising at least one processor and a plurality of terminal apparatuses, the at least one processor being configured to:transmit, via a first network, connection information for a second network that is different from the first network to the file plurality of terminal apparatuses;
carry out communications with the terminal apparatuses via the second network based on the transmitted connection information;
store a respective item of terminal identification information for each of the terminal apparatuses, with which the communications are carried out via the second network;
determine whether the terminal apparatuses that are identified by the stored items of terminal identification information can carry out communications via the second network;
when determining that the terminal apparatuses cannot carry out communications via the second network, carry out such control as to prevent the second network from being used to carry out communications;
store, for each of the items of terminal identification information, a user identification item that identifies a user associated with the respective item of terminal identification information, and an access level identification item that indicates whether the user has permission to use an electronic apparatus that is connected to the information processing system through the second network; wherein an item of terminal identification information, the user identification item, and the access level identification item are stored in association with each other for each user;
permit and deny access to the electronic apparatus by each of the terminal apparatuses, according to a respective access level identification items associated with the terminal identification information items that identify the respective terminal apparatuses;
permit and deny access to a storage area by each of the terminal apparatuses, according to the respective access level identification items associated with the terminal identification information items that identify the respective terminal apparatuses;
in response to a request from the user associated with the access level identification item that corresponds to a highest access level that is stored, change at least the stored access level identification items or the stored items of terminal identification information;
determine whether it is possible to acquire a user list, when a user list acquisition request is received; and
send the user list to a first terminal apparatus among the plurality of terminal apparatuses, when user list acquisition authority exists; and
the first terminal apparatus being configured to:
display a user terminal list screen on the first terminal apparatus; and
change an access authority upon receiving an access authority change request from a user configured to changing access authority.

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. 10,171,883

DIRECTIONAL MOCA FILTER

PPC BROADBAND, INC., Eas...

1. A Multimedia over Coaxial Alliance (MoCA) filter comprising:a first port;
a second port;
a unidirectional path between the first port and the second port, wherein the unidirectional path communicates at least a portion of a cable television (CATV) signal from the first port to the second port and prevents a MoCA signal from being communicated from the second port to the first port, and wherein the unidirectional path comprises:
a first band-pass filter device;
a second band-pass filter device; and
an isolator positioned between the first and second band-pass filter devices; and
a bidirectional path between the first port and the second port, wherein the bidirectional path communicates at least a portion of the CATV signal from the first port to the second port, wherein the unidirectional and bidirectional paths are in parallel, and wherein a frequency range of the CATV signal at least partially overlaps with a frequency range of the MoCA signal.

US Pat. No. 10,171,874

RECEIVING DEVICE, RECEIVING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A receiving device for receiving an audio/video (AV) content broadcast, comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
obtain from an information processing device, using a first uniform resource identifier (URI), a description document described in a predetermined computer language for displaying another content different from the AV content;
execute the description document;
determine, based on the first URI, whether the information processing device is associated with a broadcaster which broadcasts the AV content;
control execution of the description document according to a mode that is set based on the determination of whether the information processing device is associated with the broadcaster;
process a transition from the description document to a further description document; and
change between first and second modes based on a second URI of an information processing device from which the further description document is to be obtained,
wherein the processing circuitry is configured to
control the execution of the description document in the first mode in which the description document can perform a process when the information processing device is determined to be associated with the broadcaster, and
control the execution of the description document in the second mode in which the description document cannot perform the process when the information processing device is determined not to be associated with the broadcaster.

US Pat. No. 10,171,815

CODING MANNER SWITCHING METHOD, TRANSMIT END, AND RECEIVE END

HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) ...

1. A coding manner switching method, comprising:acquiring, by a transmit end, state information, the state information comprising at least one of central processing unit (CPU) usage, a network bandwidth, electricity amount information that corresponds to at least one of the transmit end or a receive end, or information about media content from the transmit end, the state information being at least one of state information of the transmit end state information of a receive end, or state information of the transmit end and the receive end, and the information about the media content from the transmit end being at least one of a size of the media content from the transmit end, a resolution of the media content from the transmit end, or a frame rate of the media content from the transmit end;
determining, by the transmit end, whether at least one piece of information among the state information meets a preset condition;
switching a coding manner of the media content when one piece of information among the state information meets the preset condition, the coding manner being one of an Advanced Video Coding or a High Efficiency Video Coding; and
notifying, by the transmit end, the receive end of the coding manner of the media content of the transmit end such that the receive end is capable of determining a decoding manner of the media content according to the coding manner of the media content, the preset condition being that the network bandwidth is less than a first preset threshold when the state information currently determined by the transmit end is the network bandwidth, the coding manner of the media content being switched when one piece of information among the state information meets the preset condition comprising switching, by the transmit end, the Advanced Video Coding to the High Efficiency Video Coding when the network bandwidth is less than the first preset threshold, and the network bandwidth being at least one of the network bandwidth of the transmit end, the network bandwidth of the receive end, or the network bandwidth of the transmit end and the receive end.

US Pat. No. 10,171,795

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING DISPARITY MAP BY MATCHING STEREO IMAGES

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A system for generating a disparity map, the system comprising:an image obtainer obtaining a left image and a right image;
a matching cost calculator calculating a matching cost for each of a plurality of pixels of the left image and the right image;
an accumulation and summation calculator calculating an accumulation value of one of the pixels based on the calculated matching cost, and calculating a relaxation accumulation value, which is an average of values obtained by multiplying each of relation coefficients between a disparity value of the one pixel and disparity values of surrounding pixels of the one pixel with the accumulation value of the one pixel;
a disparity value deriver deriving a disparity value for each of the pixels based on the calculated relaxation accumulation value; and
a disparity map generator generating the disparity map based on the derived disparity value.

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. 10,171,555

CONTAINERIZED SOFTWARE FOR VIRALLY COPYING FROM ONE ENDPOINT TO ANOTHER

Cinsay, Inc., Dallas, TX...

1. A server-implemented method, comprising:receiving, at one or more servers, a request for media content to be displayed at a first endpoint compute device;
identifying information about a first endpoint compute device-associated environment;
identifying a set of objects to include in a first media container for the media content, the set of objects identified based on the identified information about the first endpoint compute device-associated environment, at least one of the objects including processor-readable instructions that, when executed by the first endpoint compute device, allow a user of the first endpoint compute device to complete a first transaction during a display of the media content on the first endpoint compute device, at least one of the objects including processor-readable instructions that, when executed by the first endpoint compute device, automatically authenticate an account associated with the user; and
sending the first media container including the identified set of objects from the one or more servers to the first endpoint compute device.

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. 10,171,507

MICROSEGMENTATION IN HETEROGENEOUS SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING ENVIRONMENTS

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method comprising:classifying each of a first plurality of endpoints in a network into a first endpoint group, based on each of the first plurality of endpoints having an attribute of the first endpoint group, wherein the first plurality of endpoints have a first software-defined networking (SDN) solution;
defining, for the first endpoint group, a first policy model comprising one or more rules for processing associated network traffic;
identifying a second plurality of endpoints having (a) a second SDN solution that is different than, and incompatible with, the first SDN solution and (b) the attribute of the first endpoint group;
classifying each of the second plurality of endpoints into a second end point group;
defining, for the second endpoint group, a second policy model comprising the one or more rules associated with the first policy model;
generating a third endpoint group enumerating a network address of each endpoint in the second end point group; and
defining, for the third endpoint group, a third policy model, wherein the third policy model inherits the one or more rules from the first policy model;
wherein the one or more rules in the first, second and third policy models provide for uniform enforcement of the one or more rules across the first, second and third endpoint groups.

US Pat. No. 10,171,502

MANAGED APPLICATIONS

AIRWATCH LLC, Atlanta, G...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a computing device, a managed application package generated by an enterprise computing environment, the managed application package comprising a managed application, a target application, and target application resources for the target application;
executing, by the computing device, the managed application according to the managed application package, the managed application comprising a target application loader;
initiating, by the target application loader of the managed application, an execution of the target application in the computing device according to the managed application package;
intercepting, by the target application loader, a request from the target application for access to the target application resources and returning a path to a storage location on the computing device for the target application resources in response to the request; and
determining, by the managed application, whether the execution of the target application complies with a compliance rule specified remotely by the enterprise computing environment.

US Pat. No. 10,171,448

SINGLE SIGN-ON FOR UNMANAGED MOBILE DEVICES

AIRWATCH LLC, Atlanta, G...

8. A system, comprising:at least one computing device comprising a processor and a memory; and
a service provider executable by the at least one computing device, the service provider configured to cause the at least one computing device to at least:
receive an access request from a first client application executed in a client device;
cause a mapping between a predefined scheme name and a second client application to be registered with the client device;
cause the first client application, using a redirection response that redirects the access request to an identity provider, to request an authentication token from the second client application executed in the client device, the authentication token being requested by the first client application using a local uniform resource locator (URL) beginning with the predefined scheme name that is registered with the client device to correspond to the second client application;
receive the authentication token from the first client application; and
authenticate the first client application in response to verifying the authentication token.

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. 10,171,395

AIRCRAFT MESSAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A computer-implemented method of filtering aircraft messages, comprising:receiving, by one or more computing devices included in an aircraft from at least one of a first onboard system associated with the aircraft or a first remote system that is remote from the aircraft, a message comprising a plurality of data fields containing data associated with the message;
accessing, by the one or more computing devices, a set of configuration data, wherein the set of configuration data comprises a first set of data identifying a plurality of different message types, one or more message structures that can be associated with each of the different message types, and different parameters associated with each of the different message structures including one or more conditions for processing data fields of messages associated with each of the of the message structures, wherein each condition includes an action to be performed on a specified data field;
determining, based on the plurality of data fields included in the message including expected data fields matching one of the plurality of message types, a potential message type of the message;
determining, by the one or more computing devices, a determined message structure of the message based at least in part on the data fields and the determined potential message type;
processing, by the one or more computing devices, the message based at least in part on the determined message structure, and wherein processing comprises:
identifying one or more parameters associated with the determined message structure, and
accessing and editing, by the one or more computing devices, one or more of the data fields to perform an identified action including at least one of a removal, redaction, or replacement of the data contained in the respective data fields based at least in part on the one or more conditions associated with the one or more potential message types; and
generating and outputting, by the one or more computing devices, a filtered message that is based at least in part on the processed message.

US Pat. No. 10,171,331

WIRELESS NETWORK POLLING

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A method to collect inventory data in a wireless network, comprising:connecting to a cable modem termination system (CMTS) from among a plurality of CMTSs to collect an inventory of a cable modem of a plurality of cable modems;
connecting to the cable modem through the CMTS to collect an inventory of an access point of a plurality of access points associated with the cable modem;
connecting to the access point to determine a Media Access Control (MAC) address of the access point and an Internet Protocol (IP) address of the access point; and
creating a record having the MAC address of the access point and the IP address of the access point;
determining a current IP address for the access point by connecting to the CMTS; and
updating the IP address for the access point in the record when the current IP address for the access point is not equal to the IP address in the record.

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. 10,171,259

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. 10,171,255

ENHANCING COLLABORATION IN REAL-TIME GROUP CHAT SYSTEM AND METHOD

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:maintaining, between a plurality of participating computing devices, a collaboration session that includes a group instant messaging session within an object, wherein the plurality of participating computing devices includes a host computing device and one or more non-host computing devices in the group instant messaging session;
generating a first sub-object of a plurality of sub-objects within the object, wherein the first sub-object is rendered on the host computing device and the one or more non-host computing devices, wherein the first sub-object includes a non-group instant messaging session message rendered on the host computing device and the one or more non-host computing devices, wherein the non-group instant messaging session is described by a configurable host banner, wherein the first sub-object rendered on the host computing device and the one or more non-host computing devices includes a summary of a plurality of messages from the group instant messaging session selected by the host computing device, wherein the first sub-object includes a last message sent by the host computing device, wherein the summary of the plurality of messages from the group instant messaging session selected by the host computing device is aggregated in an expandable list, wherein a last message selected by the host computing device from the plurality of messages is displayed in the first sub-object and the other selected messages are not displayed when the expandable list is collapsed;
generating, by a first non-host computing device of the one or more non-host computing devices, a second sub-object of the plurality of sub-objects within the object, wherein the second sub-object is rendered on the first non-host computing device and excluded from rendering on a remaining portion of the plurality of participating computing devices, wherein the second sub-object rendered on the first non-host computing device and excluded from rendering on the remaining portion of the plurality of participating computing devices includes a summary of a plurality of messages from the group instant messaging session selected by the first non-host computing device, wherein the summary of the plurality of messages from the group instant messaging session selected by the first non-host computing device is aggregated in an expandable list, wherein a last message selected by the first non-host computing device from the plurality of messages is displayed in the second sub-object and the other selected messages are not displayed when the expandable list is collapsed;
assigning permission to the host computing device to edit content in the first sub-object, wherein the content in the first sub-object is rendered on the host computing device and the one or more non-host computing devices, and wherein the non-host computing devices are precluded from editing the content in the first sub-object; and
delegating, by the host computing device, permission to at least one other computing device of the plurality of participating computing devices to one or more of the ability to remove one or more participants from the group instant messaging session and the ability to mute one or more participants from entering further instant messages.

US Pat. No. 10,171,225

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND CONTROL SIGNAL MAPPING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:control circuitry which, in operation, selects a Demodulation Reference Signal (DMRS) mapping pattern from among a plurality of DMRS mapping pattern candidates, wherein the plurality of DMRS mapping pattern candidates includes a first DMRS mapping pattern with first DMRS resource elements to which first DMRSs in a first half of a subframe are mapped and second DMRS resource elements to which second DMRSs in a second half of the subframe are mapped; and
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits mapping pattern candidates information relating to the plurality of DMRS mapping pattern candidates via higher layers and transmits downlink control information that includes a plurality of bits indicating the selected DMRS mapping pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,171,139

INTER-DWELLING SIGNAL MANAGEMENT USING RECONFIGURABLE ANTENNAS

Ethertronics, Inc., San ...

1. A communication system comprising:a reconfigurable antenna system integrated with the communication system, the reconfigurable antenna system being capable of configuration in one selected mode selected from a plurality of possible modes, wherein the reconfigurable antenna system comprises a distinct radiation pattern when configured in each of the plurality of possible modes;
the reconfigurable antenna system being configured to transmit and receive signals with one or more client devices coupled with the communication system;
the communication system further comprising:
a processor and algorithm configured to:
establish a communication zone associated with the communication system, wherein the communication zone comprises a spatial volume surrounding the communication system and defines a perimeter within which communication with the one or more client devices is possible, and
control the selected mode of the reconfigurable antenna system, wherein the selected mode comprises a mode of the plurality of possible modes which provides optimal signal strength metric within the communication zone and minimum signal strength metric outside of the communication zone.

US Pat. No. 10,171,116

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

SOOCHOW UNIVERSITY, Suzh...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:establishing, by a transmitting end, N different first paths between the transmitting end and a receiving end in an established network, wherein N is an integer greater than 1;
splitting, by the transmitting end, a fixed-length data frame into N first fragments, wherein each of the first fragments corresponds to a different one of the first paths, and a length of an i-th first fragment is L*P(i)/?i=1NP(i), wherein L is the length of the data frame, P(i) is a random number generated from a pre-set key by a pre-set algorithm, P(i) is greater than 0 and less than 1, and ?i=1NP(i)=1;
transmitting, by the transmitting end, the first fragments to the receiving end through the corresponding first paths respectively, wherein the receiving end combines the first fragments based on the pre-set algorithm;
splitting, by the transmitting end, the data frame into N-M second fragments in a case that a failure occurs in M of the first paths during transmission of the data frame, wherein M is an integer not less than 1 and not greater than N?1, a length of an i-th second segment is L*P?(i)/?i=1N-MP?(i), P?(i) is a random number generated from the pre-set key by the pre-set algorithm, P?(i) is greater than 0 and less than 1, and ?i=1N-MP?(i)=1;
establishing, by the transmitting end, N-M different second paths between the transmitting end and the receiving end, wherein each of the second fragments corresponds to a different one of the second paths; and
transmitting, by the transmitting end, the second fragments to the receiving end through the corresponding second paths respectively, wherein the receiving end combines the second fragments based on the pre-set algorithm.

US Pat. No. 10,171,047

POWER AMPLIFIER WITH STABILISING NETWORK

SnapTrack, Inc., San Die...

1. A circuit comprising:an amplifier having an output configured to receive a modulated supply voltage;
a radio frequency (RF) matching network connected between the output of the amplifier and an output of the circuit, wherein a RF output of the amplifier is generated at the output of the circuit through the RF matching network;
a RF blocking circuit having a first terminal connected to the output of the amplifier, the RF blocking circuit having a first capacitor in parallel with an inductor; and
a control circuit having a first terminal coupled to a second terminal of the RF blocking circuit and a second terminal coupled to ground, wherein the control circuit includes a first resistor connected in series with a second capacitor, wherein the second capacitor is in series with the inductor of the RF blocking circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,171,011

ELECTRIC TOOL

KOKI HOLDINGS CO., LTD., ...

1. An electric tool comprising:a motor configured to be driven by PWM controlling a semiconductor switching element;
a trigger configured to adjust startup and rotation of the motor;
a changeover switch configured to switch a rotation direction of the motor between a forward rotation and a reverse rotation;
a power transmission mechanism configured to rotate a tip tool by the motor; and
a controller configured to control rotation of the motor,
wherein in a state where the reverse rotation is set by the changeover switch,
the controller controls a duty ratio of the PWM control of the semiconductor switching element according to an operating amount of the trigger to drive the motor in a case that the operating amount of the trigger is less than a predetermined amount, and
the controller controls the semiconductor switching element at a high duty ratio to drive the motor in a case that the operating amount of the trigger is the predetermined amount or larger, and thereafter the controller restricts the duty ratio of the PWM control of the semiconductor switching element when the controller detects a predetermined state.

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. 10,170,975

AC LINE DETECTION AND X CAPACITOR DISCHARGE USING A SINGLE TERMINAL

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. A switching power converter controller for a switching power converter, comprising:a detection pin for receiving a clamped and divided version of an AC mains terminal voltage from an AC mains terminal;
a comparator configured to compare a detection pin voltage of the detection pin to a reference voltage to drive a comparator output signal into a binary high state or a binary low state responsive to whether the detection pin voltage is greater or lower than the reference voltage;
a detection circuit configured to detect whether the AC mains terminal is disconnected from an AC mains through a determination of whether the comparator output signal is in the binary high state for a threshold period and of whether the comparator output signal is in the binary low state for the threshold period, wherein the threshold period is greater than one-half of a period for an oscillation of the AC mains terminal voltage; and
a driver configured to increase the detection pin voltage to switch on a bleeder circuit to discharge an X class capacitor responsive to a detection by the detection circuit that the AC mains terminal is disconnected from the AC mains.

US Pat. No. 10,170,964

GEOMETRY OF ROTOR END RING AND STATOR END TURNS

Tesla, Inc., Palo Alto, ...

1. A method of making an AC induction motor, the method comprising:providing a rotor and a stator for the AC induction motor;
determining, for different geometries of an end ring of the rotor, a location of a first centroid of current density in the end ring;
determining, for end turns of the stator, a location of a second centroid of current density in the end turns;
selecting a geometry for at least the end ring of the rotor so that an axial distance between the first centroid of current density and the second centroid of current density is minimized; and
assembling the AC induction motor, wherein the end turns and the end ring have the selected geometries.

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. 10,170,820

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION CIRCUIT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A wireless communication circuit, used for an electronic device, comprising:a wireless transceiver unit configured to generate a transmitting signal;
an impedance matching unit electrically coupled to the wireless transceiver unit, wherein the impedance matching unit includes at least one impedance, the impedance matching unit is configured to convert the transmitting signal to a feeding signal according to an impedance value of the impedance;
a coupling unit disposed on a first surface of the electronic device and electrically coupled to the impedance matching unit, configured to radiate energy of the feeding signal; and
a system grounding surface configured to receive energy of the feeding signal and transmit a first electromagnetic wave signal via resonance.

US Pat. No. 10,170,720

ORGANIC MONOLAYER PASSIVATION AND SILICON HETEROJUNCTION PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES USING THE SAME

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A heterojunction in a photovoltaic device, comprising:an inorganic substrate having a surface;
an organic monolayer on the surface of the inorganic substrate, the inorganic monolayer having the following formula:
˜X—Y,
wherein X is an oxygen or a sulfur; Y is an alkyl chain, an alkenyl chain, or an alkynyl chain; and X covalently bonds to the surface of the inorganic substrate by a covalent bond;
an organic semiconductor material on a surface of the organic monolayer, the organic semiconductor material being substantially free of doping; and
a conductive electrode disposed onto at least on a portion of the organic semiconductor material.

US Pat. No. 10,170,674

LED DEVICE

Citizen Watch Co., Ltd., ...

1. An LED device comprising:one or more LED dies which have a first electrode and a second electrode;
a submount substrate having a top surface on which the one or more LED dies are mounted and a bottom surface;
a frame-shaped electrode that is arranged along the periphery of the bottom surface of the submount substrate, and electrically connected to the first electrode or electrically connected to neither the first electrode nor the second electrode; and
one or more inside electrodes that are surrounded by the frame-shaped electrode and which are connected to at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein
the shape of the bottom surface of the submount substrate is rectangular,
the frame-shaped electrode is arranged along only a first side of the bottom surface of the substrate, a second side of the bottom surface of the substrate in a direction perpendicular to the first side of the bottom surface of the substrate, and a third side of the bottom surface of the substrate in the direction parallel to the first side of the bottom surface of the submount substrate, and the frame-shaped electrode has a first portion arranged along the first side of the bottom surface of the substrate, a second portion arranged along the second side of the bottom surface of the substrate, a third portion arranged along the third side, and is not arranged along the fourth side of the bottom surface of the submount substrate in the direction parallel to the second side of the bottom surface of the substrate, and
both ends of the first portion and third portion of the frame-shaped electrode facing the fourth side of the bottom surface of the substrate touch the fourth side of the bottom surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,170,538

MIS CAPACITOR

Korea Electronics Technol...

1. An MIS capacitor, comprising:a lower electrode formed of a semiconductor substrate having electrical conductivity and through which an electrical signal passes at a lower surface thereof, wherein the lower electrode has the lower surface, an upper surface substantially parallel to the lower surface, and a side surface formed between the lower surface and the upper surface and connecting an edge of the lower surface and an edge of the upper surface;
an insulating layer formed on the lower electrode;
an upper electrode formed on the insulating layer and through which the electrical signal passes at an upper surface thereof; and
a first conductive layer formed on the side surface of the lower electrode so that the electrical signal passing the lower surface and the upper surface of the lower electrode passes along the side surface of the lower electrode,
wherein the first conductive layer has electro conductivity higher than the electro conductivity of the lower electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,170,482

STRUCTURE TO PREVENT LATERAL EPITAXIAL GROWTH IN SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

International Business Ma...

1. A structure for preventing epitaxial growth in a semiconductor device comprising:a set of fins of a FinFET structure, each fin of the set of fins having a fin end with a fin end face and a pair of sidewalls oriented orthogonally to the fin end face;
a dielectric with covers a lower portion of the set of fins including a lower portion of the fin end faces and a lower portion of the pairs of sidewalls, an upper portion of the set of fins being free of the dielectric;
a set of sidewall spacers formed on the fins end faces of the set of fin, forming a set of spacer covered fin ends, on the upper portion of the set of fins, each sidewall spacer of the set of sidewall spacers is formed only on the fin end face and the pair of sidewalls are free from the sidewall spacers; and
a larger rectangular sidewall spacer disposed on the lower portion of the fin end faces of the set of fins and bridging the fin end faces of the set of fins and the dielectric which covers the lower portion of the set of fins, wherein the set of sidewall spacers are a set of smaller rectangular spacers and the set of sidewall spacers and the larger rectangular sidewall spacer are formed from a first layer of sidewall material, wherein the set of sidewall spacers prevent epitaxial growth at the set of spacer covered fin ends and areas of the pairs of sidewalls provide a seed for epitaxial growth.

US Pat. No. 10,170,455

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE WITH BUFFER PADS

PlayNitride Inc., Tainan...

1. A light emitting device, comprising:a carrier;
a plurality of light emitting diode chips, disposed on the carrier, wherein each light emitting diode chip comprises:
a first type semiconductor layer;
an active layer, disposed on the first type semiconductor layer;
a second type semiconductor layer, disposed on the active layer;
a via hole, sequentially penetrating through the first type semiconductor layer, the active layer and a portion of the second type semiconductor layer, wherein the first type semiconductor layer, the active layer, the second type semiconductor layer and the via hole define an epitaxial structure; and
a plurality of bonding pads, disposed between the epitaxial structure and a receiving substrate and comprising a first bonding pad electrically connected to the first type semiconductor layer and a second bonding pad electrically connected to the second type semiconductor layer; and
a plurality of buffer pads, located on the carrier and disposed between the carrier and the second type semiconductor layers of the epitaxial structures, wherein the buffer pads are with Young's modulus of 2˜10 GPa, the second bonding pad is disposed within the via hole to contact the second type semiconductor layer, and the epitaxial structures are electrically bonded to the receiving substrate through the bonding pads,
wherein an area of an orthogonal projection of each of the buffer pads on the carrier is 0.6 times to 1.2 times of an area of an orthogonal projection of the epitaxial structure on the carrier.

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. 10,170,333

GUARD RING STRUCTURE OF SEMICONDUCTOR ARRANGEMENT

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor arrangement, comprising:a first guard ring surrounding at least a portion of a device, the first guard ring comprising:
a first guard ring portion; and
a second guard ring portion, the second guard ring portion being discontinuous from the first guard ring portion and the first guard ring portion coupled to the second guard ring portion by a first metal layer; and
a first poly layer over the first guard ring.

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. 10,170,286

IN-SITU CLEANING USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AS CO-GAS TO PRIMARY DOPANT OR PURGE GAS FOR MINIMIZING CARBON DEPOSITS IN AN ION SOURCE

Axcelis Technologies, Inc...

1. An ion source assembly for improving ion implantation performance, the ion source assembly comprising:an ion source chamber;
a source gas supply configured to provide a molecular carbon source gas to the ion source chamber;
a source gas flow controller configured to control a flow of the molecular carbon source gas to the ion source chamber during periods of ion implantation;
an excitation source configured to excite the molecular carbon source gas, therein forming carbon ions and residual carbon;
an extraction electrode configured to extract the carbon ions from the ion source chamber, therein forming an ion beam;
a hydrogen peroxide co-gas supply configured to provide a predetermined concentration of hydrogen peroxide gas to the ion source chamber;
a hydrogen peroxide co-gas flow controller configured to control a flow of the hydrogen peroxide gas to the ion source chamber as a purge gas during periods of non-implantation, wherein the hydrogen peroxide gas decomposes within the ion source chamber and reacts with the residual carbon from the molecular carbon source gas in the ion source chamber, therein forming hydrocarbons within the ion source chamber; and
a vacuum pump system configured to remove the hydrocarbons from the ion source chamber, wherein deposition of the residual carbon within the ion source chamber is reduced and a lifetime of the ion source chamber is increased.

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. 10,170,004

FLEET MANAGER BASED VEHICLE CONTROL

SPEEDGAUGE, INC., San Fr...

1. A system for vehicle control, the system comprising:a positioning receiver that identifies a first location of a vehicle and that later identifies a second location of the vehicle;
a memory that stores information that corresponds to a first geographic area comprising a first plurality of thoroughfares;
a communication transceiver that receives a message from a server, the message identifying a second geographic area comprising a second plurality of thoroughfares, wherein the second geographic area is within the first geographic area and the second plurality of thoroughfares are included among the first plurality of thoroughfares; and
a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the processor executes instructions also stored in the memory, wherein execution of the instructions causes the processor to:
identify a destination,
generate a route along a subset of the first plurality of thoroughfares from the first location of the vehicle to the destination, wherein at least a portion of the route is within the second geographic area, and
identify, based on the second location of the vehicle, that the vehicle has failed to avoid the second geographic area; and
an output device that outputs an alert automatically in response to identifying that the vehicle has failed to avoid the second geographic area, the alert providing instructions to an operator regarding control of the vehicle.

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. 10,169,883

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. 10,169,857

IMAGE INSPECTION APPARATUS, IMAGE INSPECTION METHOD, IMAGE INSPECTION PROGRAM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM AND RECORDING DEVICE

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. An image inspection apparatus for performing a visual inspection of an inspection object, the image inspection apparatus comprising:an image input unit for receiving input of an image of the inspection object;
an inspection type selection unit for receiving a selection of a desired inspection type from a plurality of inspection types previously prepared as candidates for the visual inspection of the inspection object;
a parameter setting unit for automatically setting a value of a first parameter according to the inspection type selected by the inspection type selection unit among a plurality of image processing parameters relating to image processing performed on the inspection object image;
an image generation unit for generating a plurality of processed images by changing a value of a second parameter different from the first parameter to a plurality of candidate values and performing image processing on the inspection object image with each of the changed second parameter candidate values;
a display unit for displaying a second parameter candidate list image group in which the plurality of processed images generated by the image generation unit are listed;
an image selection unit for receiving a selection of any one of the plurality of processed images included in the second parameter candidate list image group displayed on the display unit; and
a determination unit for outputting a determination result of the visual inspection,
wherein the parameter setting unit sets a second parameter candidate value corresponding to the processed image selected by the image selection unit as the second parameter, predetermined image processing is performed on the processed image generated by the image generation unit, and the determination unit outputs the determination result on the basis of a result of the processing.

US Pat. No. 10,169,680

OBJECT IDENTIFICATION AND LABELING TOOL FOR TRAINING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE CONTROLLERS

LUMINAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A computer-implemented method for identifying and labeling objects within images for training machine-learning based models that are used to autonomously control vehicles, the method comprising:displaying, on a user interface, a three-dimensional (3-D) image of an environment in which vehicles operate, the 3-D environment image depicting one or more physical objects located in the environment, and the 3-D environment image presented on the user interface from a first perspective view;
receiving, via one or more user controls provided by the user interface and displayed on the user interface in conjunction with the 3-D environment image from the first perspective view, an indication of a graphical representation of a boundary of a particular object as depicted within the 3-D environment image from the first perspective view;
generating, based on the graphical representation, data indicative of the boundary of the particular object within the 3-D environment image from the first perspective view;
obtaining an indication of a particular label for the particular object, the particular label uniquely identifying the particular object;
generating, based on the data indicative of the boundary of the particular object within the 3-D environment image from the first perspective view, an association between the particular label uniquely identifying the particular object and a 3-D image of the particular object within the 3-D environment image, thereby distinguishing the 3-D image of the particular object within the 3-D environment image;
storing an indication of the association between the particular label uniquely identifying the particular object and the 3-D image of the particular object within the 3-D environment image in one or more tangible, non-transitory memories as a part of a training data set utilized to train one or more machine-learning based models, the one or more machine-learning based models used to autonomously control vehicles;
receiving, via the one or more user controls, an instruction to present the 3-D environment image on the user interface from a second perspective view different than the first perspective view, and based on the received view perspective instruction, adjusting a presentation of the 3-D environment image on the user interface to be from the second perspective view so that the 3-D environment image from the second perspective view and the graphical representation of the boundary of the particular object are displayed on the user interface;
receiving, via the one or more user controls, an indication of a refinement to the graphical representation of the boundary of the particular object as depicted within the 3-D environment image from the second perspective view;
generating, based on the refined graphical representation, data indicative of the boundary of the particular object within the 3-D environment image from the second perspective view; and
updating, based on the data indicative of the boundary of the particular object within the 3-D environment image from the second perspective view, the stored indication of the association between the particular label uniquely identifying the particular object and the 3-D image of the particular object within the 3-D environment image, thereby refining the distinguishing of the 3-D image of the particular object within the 3-D environment image.

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. 10,169,615

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ENCRYPTION AND DECRYPTION

I-Patrol Technology Limit...

1. A digital data encryption method, comprising:obtaining a user feature of a user, the user feature including at least one of an operating feature of the user or a user terminal identification, the operating feature including at least one of a specified operation, a biological feature, or an input character of the user;
performing, using a hardware logic circuit, a logical operation on the obtained user feature to generate a hardware encryption function;
encrypting, by a processor, first application data with the generated hardware encryption function to obtain second application data;
assigning, by the processor, corresponding feature weights for a plurality of different operating features;
setting, by the processor, a first feature weight and a second feature weight for a first operating feature, and setting, by the processor, a third feature weight and a fourth feature weight for a second operating feature, the feature weights being used to calculate weights of corresponding operating features within a fault tolerance range, the first feature weight matching the third feature weight, and the second feature weight matching the fourth feature weight; and
during decryption of the second application data,
setting, by the processor, an error correcting code for the decryption of the second application data, the error correcting code determining at least one of a first fault tolerance range and a second fault tolerance range;
if the first operating feature is within the first fault tolerance range, applying, by the processor, the first feature weight for the first operating feature and applying, by the processor, the third feature weight for the second operating feature; and
if the first operating feature is within the second fault tolerance range, applying, by the processor, the second feature weight for the first operating feature and applying, by the processor, the fourth feature weight for the second operating feature.

US Pat. No. 10,169,549

DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING INCLUDING REFINEMENT LAYER, SEARCH CONTEXT DATA, OR DRM

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. In a digital medium environment to transform a target digital image using image processing, a method implemented by at least one computing device, the method comprising:searching, using search context data relating to the target digital image, through multiple different digital images stored in an image repository;
obtaining, by the at least one computing device, a candidate digital image from the multiple different digital images stored in the image repository based on determining that the candidate digital image corresponds to the search context data relating to the target digital image;
generating, by the at least one computing device, a visual transformation to be applied to a portion of the target digital image based on the candidate digital image;
generating, by the at least one computing device, a transformed target digital image by applying the visual transformation to the portion of the target image and a refinement layer defining how the candidate digital image is used to generate the visual transformation; and
visually outputting, by the at least one computing device, the transformed target digital image and the refinement layer.

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. 10,169,293

FRACTIONAL SCALING DIGITAL FILTERS AND THE GENERATION OF STANDARDIZED NOISE AND SYNTHETIC DATA SERIES

WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A method for processing a digital signal comprising:identifying a desired frequency and/or phase response that is represented in a frequency domain representation;
constructing a fractional order control system that models the desired frequency and/or phase response by assembling a first filter component from a filter component library and a second filter component from the filter component library to construct a fractional scaling digital filter to filter select frequencies of an input such that filtering comprises magnitude and phase modification of the input, where magnitude modification utilizes at least one filter component that is different from that used for phase modification, wherein the filter component library comprises:
an integrator component;
a differentiator component;
a low-pass filter component;
a high pass filter component;
a high frequency amplifier component; and
a low frequency amplifier component;
wherein:
at least one filter component of the filter component library is defined by a Laplace function that includes a non-integer control order having a variable fractional scaling exponent; and
a value for the non-integer, variable fractional scaling exponent of the second filter component is based on a value of the non-integer, variable fractional scaling exponent of the first filter component;
receiving the input that is in the digital frequency domain;
processing the input based upon the fractional order control system to generate a digital output; and
conveying the generated digital output signal.

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. 10,168,975

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. 10,168,953

DYNAMIC SCHEDULING OF DISTRIBUTED STORAGE MANAGEMENT TASKS USING PREDICTED SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS

Nutanix, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method for scheduling storage management tasks over predicted user tasks in a distributed storage system, the method comprising:receiving a set of historical stimulus records, comprising system task data records that characterize one or more system tasks that have been executed on the distributed storage system that comprises at least a first node and a second node, wherein the distributed storage system comprising a plurality of storage devices of a cluster, wherein any node distributed across the cluster of nodes that has a controller virtual machine utilizes its respective controller virtual machine to read and write to content on the plurality of storage devices in a storage pool;
receiving, a set of historical response records comprising one or more system metrics associated with execution of the system tasks on the first node of the distributed storage system of the cluster, wherein a user task executed at the first node is observable at different nodes within the cluster, the one or more system metrics comprising a first portion that corresponds to measured metrics at the first node and a second portion that corresponds to results measured at a second node that are produced by executing the user task on the first node:
generating a prediction model for the distributed storage system of the cluster based on a learning model formed from at least two stimulus records of the set of historical stimulus records and at least two response records of the set of historical response records; generating a set of forecasted user tasks predicted to be executed on the distributed storage system of cluster;
applying the set of forecasted user tasks as new stimulus records to the prediction model to determine a set of forecasted system metrics for the distributed storage system of cluster, the set of forecasted system metrics being predicted to result from running the set of forecasted user tasks on the distributed storage system of cluster the distributed storage system of cluster; and
selecting one or more distributed storage management tasks to be scheduled for execution on certain nodes of the distributed storage system of cluster based at least in part on a comparison between management task parameters and the set of forecasted system metrics, wherein the certain nodes of the distributed storage system are identified as being relevant to the one or more distributed storage management tasks.

US Pat. No. 10,168,837

INFRARED LIGHT ADJUSTMENT METHOD AND POSITION DETECTION SYSTEM

NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LT...

1. An infrared light adjustment method for adjusting a direction of infrared light that is projected so that the infrared light passes over a displayed image from a rotatable projection device that is rotatable with each of a first axis and a second axis that is orthogonal to the first axis as axes of rotation, the method comprising:arranging said projection device such that a plane that contains said first axis and a line that is perpendicular to an upper edge or a lower edge of said displayed image is orthogonal to a surface on which said displayed image is displayed;
displaying a first image that represents a first target on said line as said displayed image;
rotating said projection device with said second axis as the axis of rotation such that a position of irradiation of said infrared light upon an indicator in said displayed image, in which is represented a captured image that captures a state of said indicator that points to said first target being irradiated by said infrared light, coincides with a position of said first target in said displayed image;
displaying, as said displayed image in place of said first image, a second image that represents a second target at a location that is different from said line; and
rotating said projection device with said first axis as the axis of rotation such that the irradiation position of said infrared light upon said indicator in said displayed image, in which is represented a captured image that captures a state of an indicator that points to said second target being irradiated by said infrared light, coincides with a position of said second target in said displayed image.

US Pat. No. 10,168,787

METHOD FOR THE TARGET RECOGNITION OF TARGET OBJECTS

VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGI...

1. A method for target recognition of target objects, comprising:recognizing a directional vector of a viewing direction of a user and of a directional vector of an indicating device for at least one indicating gesture of a finger (8.1) of the user;
determining a first intersection (XBP; YBP) of the directional vector of the viewing direction with a first target plane (E0) located at a distance (z) from the user, and
determining a second intersection (XZP; YZP) of the directional vector of the indicating direction with the first target plane (E0),
wherein in response to the intersections (XBP; YBP) and (XZP; YZP) simultaneously being within a predetermined tolerance range T0 of a first target object (X0; Y0) arranged in the first target plane (E0), the intersections are associated with the first target object arranged in the first target plane, and
interval tolerance ranges (TBP; TZP) are formed by multiplying the coordinates of the intervals (XBP; YBP) and (XZP; YZP) with a correction factor (?, ?, ?, ?),
wherein the correction factor (?, ?, ?, ?) is defined by a spatial relationship of the fingertips and the eyes with the first target plane (E0).

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. 10,168,445

HAND-HELD PORTABLE BACKSCATTER INSPECTION SYSTEM

Rapiscan Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method of scanning an object by projecting a shaped X-ray beam from a hand-held imaging device, said device comprising a housing enclosing an X-ray tube that emits the shaped X-ray beam, a plurality of detectors for generating scan data embodied in an image comprising pixels and corresponding to a plurality of detected X-ray beams scattered from the object, a processor in communication with a gyroscope and an accelerometer, and an acquisition system in communication with a speaker, a display, said processor and said plurality of detectors, the method comprising:receiving, at the processor, data generated from the gyroscope and data generated from the accelerometer, wherein the data generated from the gyroscope and the data generated by the accelerometer are indicative of a movement of the shaped X-ray beam being projected on the object;
generating, using the processor, data corresponding to a location of interaction of the shaped X-ray beam on the object based on the data generated from the gyroscope and data generated from the accelerometer;
determining, using the processor, a plurality of active pixels of said pixels that correspond to the location of interaction of the shaped X-ray beam on the object;
calculating a time duration, using the processor, at each of said plurality of active pixels, for which the shaped X-ray beam is present over each of said plurality of active pixels; and
generating, using the processor, an image, on said display, of the object after correcting the scan data, at each of said plurality of active pixels, using said time duration.

US Pat. No. 10,168,171

APPARATUS AND METHODS OF DETERMINING PATHS THROUGH AN ELECTRONIC MAP

TOMTOM NAVIGATION B.V., ...

1. A method of generating a minimum cost path through a navigable network, the navigable network being represented by an electronic map comprising a plurality of segments representing navigable segments of the navigable network, the method comprising:receiving a selection of one of a plurality of stored routes, each of the stored routes being defined as a plurality of point locations to be travelled between in a predefined order and including data indicative of a polyline, the polyline representing a route between said point locations;
determining a minimum cost path along segments of the electronic map between the plurality of point locations of the selected route, the minimum cost path traversing the plurality of point locations in an order based on the predefined order associated with the selected route, the determining comprising using the polyline data in determining the minimum cost path; and
providing navigation instructions to a user to guide the user along the minimum cost path.

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. 10,167,962

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. 10,167,858

DOUBLE-HEADED SWASH TYPE COMPRESSOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CYLINDER BLOCK

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon (...

1. A double-headed swash compressor comprising:a cylinder block including an annular array of piston bores formed through the cylinder block, a plurality of pistons reciprocatingly received in the piston bores, a suction space formed in the cylinder block, and a shaft bore formed through the cylinder block, the shaft bore communicating with a plurality of refrigerant supply holes formed in the cylinder block, the plurality of refrigerant supply holes communicating with a plurality of compression chambers defined by the piston bores and the plurality of pistons;
a first housing coupled to a first side of the cylinder block;
a second housing coupled to a second side of the cylinder block;
a shaft received in the shaft bore, the shaft including a passage formed in the shaft configured to receive a refrigerant, a refrigerant introduction hole in fluid communication with the suction space and configured to introduce the refrigerant into the passage, and a refrigerant discharge hole configured to discharge the refrigerant from the passage;
a swash plate coupled to the shaft in an oblique position with respect to the shaft, the swash plate operatively coupled to the plurality of pistons; and
a journal bearing disposed between an inner peripheral surface of the shaft bore and an outer peripheral surface of the shaft, the journal bearing formed entirety from a porous sintered material,
wherein the outer peripheral surface of the shaft is spaced apart from the inner peripheral surface of the shaft bore by a first distance (a) when the shaft is inserted into the shaft bore, and wherein oil contained in the refrigerant is introduced into or stored in a space defined by the distance (a) between the outer peripheral surface of the shaft and the inner peripheral surface of the shaft bore so that an oil film is formed on the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,167,687

MAGAZINE FOR DRILLING RODS

BAUER Deep Drilling GmbH,...

1. A drill rod magazine for vertical storage of drill rod elements, comprising:a base frame, on which at least one support means is arranged,
wherein the at least one support means has two substantially horizontally directed retaining arms which, by formation of a receiving area, are parallel to and spaced apart from each other,
wherein the receiving area is designed for receiving the drill rod elements in a row next to each other and the drill rod elements are retained in a vertical position between the two retaining arms,
wherein along at least one retaining arm a clamping rod is supported in a movable manner which is in operative connection with a tensioning means that exerts a tensioning force onto the drill rod elements for retaining the drill rod elements in a clamping manner in the receiving area,
wherein
several support means are provided,
several retaining arms are arranged in a fork-like manner next to each other,
by means of at least two pivot levers the clamping rod is supported in a pivotable manner with respect to the retaining arms, and
the pivot levers are acted upon by tension springs which press the clamping rods into a clamping position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,622

DRAIN ASSEMBLY WITH ADJUSTABLE SPHERICAL FRAME

Zurn Industries, LLC, Mi...

1. A floor drain assembly comprising:a collar;
a shank coupled to the collar and moveable relative to the collar, the shank including a spherically shaped shank surface;
a frame including a lower frame surface shaped to engage the shank surface and an upper frame surface;
an insert coupled to the shank and moveable relative to the shank, the insert including a spherically shaped insert surface engaged with the upper frame surface such that the frame is captured between the insert and the shank;
a strainer coupled to the frame;
a protective cover coupled to the strainer; and
a sleeve surrounding the collar, the shank, the frame, the insert, the strainer, and the protective cover.

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. 10,167,544

VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK, VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK PREPARATION BODY, METHOD FOR PRODUCING VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A method for producing an organic semiconductor element, comprisinga step of forming a vapor deposition pattern on a vapor deposition target by using a frame-equipped vapor deposition mask in which a vapor deposition mask is fixed to a frame, wherein
the vapor deposition mask fixed to the frame in the step of forming the vapor deposition pattern includes: a metal mask in which a slit is provided; and a resin mask in which openings corresponding to a pattern to be produced by vapor deposition are provided at a position of overlapping with the slit, the metal mask and the resin mask being stacked, wherein the resin mask has a first surface arranged to face the vapor deposition target and an opposed second surface, and the metal mask covers at least a portion of the second surface of the resin mask, and the metal mask has a general region in which the slit is provided and a thick region larger in thickness than the general region.

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. 10,167,194

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. 10,167,059

CHAIN STOPPER

NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO NO...

1. Chain stopper being connectable to a support structure and comprising:a chain locking portion for automatically engaging a first chain link of a chain so as to prevent the chain from being pulled in a first direction;
characterised in that said chain stopper further comprises:
an activation portion provided at a distance from said chain locking portion and connected to said chain locking portion, said activation portion, upon pulling said chain in a second direction, being adapted to be engaged by said chain so as to disengage said chain locking portion from said first chain link by rotation of the connecting body around an axis substantially perpendicular to the length axis of said chain, allowing said chain to be pulled in said second direction,
wherein said chain locking portion includes a claw, the claw being curved so as to fit complementarily around at least a curved end portion of said first chain link when preventing the chain from being pulled in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,166,931

SUPPORT BARS AND CYCLE CARRIERS

HORIZON GLOBAL AMERICAS I...

1. A support bar comprising:a first grip device, a second grip device and a spacer bar to which the first and second grip devices are fixed at a longitudinal spacing;
each of said first and second grip devices comprising:
one or more relatively movable grip elements movable between closed and open conditions of the grip device;
a respective retainer mechanism engageable with one or more of said grip elements to keep the grip device in a closed condition; and
a respective release actuator operable to disengage the retainer mechanism for opening of the respective grip device;
wherein the release actuator of the second grip device comprises an elongate slider element extending along inside the spacer bar and a release actuator member for opening the second grip device, connected to the elongate slider element at a position remote from the retainer mechanism of the second grip device, and
wherein the release actuator member for opening the second grip device is covered by the first grip device when the first grip device is in the closed condition and engaged with a gripped object.

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. 10,166,846

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. 10,166,717

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. 10,166,692

PRECISION ADJUSTABLE MITER GAUGE FOR A TABLE SAW

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. An adjustable guide for a miter gauge configured to be received in a slot formed in a working surface, the slot having a first side wall and a second side wall arranged opposite and parallel to one another, the guide comprising:a main body having a first edge surface extending substantially parallel to the first and second side walls when the adjustable guide is received in the slot, the first edge surface facing toward a first direction;
an adjustable body having a first side surface extending substantially parallel to the first edge surface and facing toward the first direction, the adjustable body slidably coupled to the main body so as to be slidable between a first position wherein the first side surface is substantially coplanar with the first edge surface and a second position wherein the first side surface is not substantially coplanar with the first edge surface; and
a deformable biasing member arranged between the main body and the adjustable body and configured such that deformation of the deformable biasing member causes the deformable biasing member to bias the adjustable body toward the second position.

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. 10,166,590

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. 10,166,384

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. 10,166,352

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. 10,166,307

ADHESIVE DEVICE WITH ULTRAVIOLET ELEMENT

Sensor Electronic Technol...

17. A self-adhesive treatment device, comprising:a substrate having a first side and a second side, wherein the substrate comprises a light guiding layer having a first light guiding layer part and a second light guiding layer part separated from the first light guiding layer part, the first light guiding layer part and the second light guiding layer part each having a multi-layered structure;
an adhesive layer formed on the first side of the substrate that is configured to adhere to an object;
an opening formed in the second side of the substrate; and
an ultraviolet treatment system disposed in the opening that is configured to treat a surface of the object, wherein the ultraviolet treatment system comprises an ultraviolet radiation source that is configured to emit ultraviolet radiation onto the surface of the subject via the light guiding layer, wherein the ultraviolet radiation source is placed in the opening at a predetermined orientation angle to emit ultraviolet radiation onto the surface of the object at a target angle.

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. 10,166,152

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. 10,166,102

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. 10,166,064

LOW-POWER TISSUE SEALING DEVICE AND METHOD

Just Right Surgical, LLC,...

1. A surgical system for fusing tissue, the surgical system comprising:an electrosurgical generator capable of delivering electrosurgical power;
a surgical instrument electrically connected to the electrosurgical generator and adapted to transfer the electrosurgical power from the electrosurgical generator to a distal end of the surgical instrument, wherein the distal end of the surgical instrument has a pair of end effectors; and
a power control circuit configured to control the delivery of radio frequency energy to the tissue disposed between the pair of end effectors;
wherein the power control circuit is further configured to: deliver the radio frequency energy at a non-pulsing power to the tissue for a period of time of 3 seconds or less, wherein the period of time is measured from the beginning of the application of the non-pulsing power and continues through fusing of the tissue, wherein the output current is held under 2 Amperes RMS, and the output voltage is held under 100 Volts RMS, the non-pulsing power further applying a current density of 0.1 Amperes per square millimeter or less to the tissue, the non-pulsing power further causing the tissue to begin to desiccate and to fuse within the period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,165,975

PREGNANCY MONITORING DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND RELATED METHODS

ELWHA LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. A system for monitoring a pregnant subject, the system comprising:one or more sensors configured to generate one or more signals related to an internal source load and an external source load received by the pregnant subject; and
a controller including control electrical circuitry operably coupled to the one or more sensors and configured to receive the one or more signals therefrom, the control electrical circuitry configured to:
perform a comparison of the internal source load to the external source load; and
generate an output related to the comparison of the internal source load to the external source load at least partially based on the one or more signals received from the one or more sensors.

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. 10,167,513

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. 10,166,261

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. 10,166,530

USE OF CERTAIN TRANSITION METAL HYPERACCUMULATOR PLANTS FOR REDUCING ORGANIC COMPOUNDS IN A GREEN MANNER

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA REC...

1. A process for the reduction of an organic compound, comprising the following steps:a) preparing a metal catalyst comprising less than 2% by weight of carbon, and nickel in the form Ni(0), Ni(II) or a mixture of Ni(0) and Ni(II); said step a) comprising:
i) calcinating a plant or part of a plant that has accumulated nickel, comprising Ni(II) in a quantity at least equal to 100 ppm of dehydrated plant, said plant being selected from the group consisting of Adiantum, Agatea, Alyssum, Arenaria, Argophyllum, Baloghia, Berkheya, Blepharis, Bornmuellera, Brackenridgea, Buxus, Campanula, Cardamine, Casearia, Chromolaena, Chrysanthemum, Cleidion, Cnidoscolus, Cochlearia, Dicoma, Dichapetalum, Esterhazya, Euphorbia, Geissois, Glochidion, Heliotropium, Homalium, Hybanthus, Indigofera, Juncus, Justicia, Knema, Lasiochlamys, Leucanthemopsis, Leucocroton, Linaria, Lophostachys, Luzula, Merremia, Minuartia, Mitracarpus, Myristica, Noccaea, Oncotheca, Pancheria, Pearsonia, Peltaria, Phyllanthus, Planchonella, Psychotria, Pcynandra, Rhus, Rinorea, Ruellia, Saxifraga, Sebertia, Senecio, Shorea, Solidago, Stachys, Stackhousia, Streptanthus, Thlaspi, Trichospermum, Trifolium, Trisetum, Turnera, Vellozia, Walsura, Xylosma, Garcinia, Mosiera, Ouratea, Psidium, Senecio, Rondeletia, Ariadne and Phyllomelia, and obtaining ashes from the calcination;
ii) treating the ashes obtained at the end of step ii) with an organic acid selected from the group consisting of formic acid, oxalic acid and phosphinic acid, and obtaining a product from the acid treatment;
iii) heating treating the product obtained at the end of step ii) and obtaining a metal catalyst comprising Ni(0), the Ni metal of which originating only from said plant or part of plant listed in step i); and
b) reducing an organic compound in the presence of a hydrogen donor, and in the presence of the metal catalyst obtained from step a),
wherein the organic compound comprises one or more functions selected from the group consisting of aldehyde, ketone, imine functions and conjugated carbon-carbon bonds; and
wherein the hydrogen donor is selected from the group consisting of an alcohol, a carbohydrate reducing agent, formic acid or a formic acid salt, a cycloalkene, an unsaturated heterocycle, phosphinic acid and a saline hydrophosphite.
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. 10,172,239

TAMPER-RESPONDENT SENSORS WITH FORMED FLEXIBLE LAYER(S)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A tamper-respondent assembly comprising:a tamper-respondent sensor, the tamper-respondent sensor comprising:
at least one formed flexible layer having opposite first and second sides with surface curvatures extending from the opposite first and second sides of the at least one formed flexible layer: and
circuit lines forming at least one resistive network, the circuit lines being disposed on at least one of the first side or the second side of the at least one formed flexible layer, the circuit lines wrapping over, at least in part, the surface curvatures extending from the at least one first side or second side of the at least one formed flexible layer,
wherein the at least one formed flexible layer is collapsed as a flattened, folded layer.

US Pat. No. 10,172,234

WIRED CIRCUIT BOARD

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A wired circuit board comprising:a first insulating layer;
a first conductive pattern provided on the first insulating layer;
a second insulating layer provided on the first insulating layer and covering the first conductive pattern; and
a second conductive pattern provided on a top face in a thickness direction of the second insulating layer,
wherein the top face of the second insulating layer includes an inclined face and a flat face,
wherein the inclined face swells from the flat face so as to correspond to a ridgeline of the first conductive pattern,
wherein the second conductive pattern is provided on the flat face and is offset from the first conductive pattern and the inclined face when projected in the thickness direction of the second insulating layer,
wherein an interval between the second conductive pattern and the first conductive pattern is in a range of 1 ?m to 300 ?m when viewed in a plan view,
wherein the inclined face and the flat face form an angle therebetween, and form a supplementary angle y to the angle formed by the inclined face and the flat face, and
wherein the supplementary angle y to the angle formed by the inclined face and the flat face is more than 0 degree and 20 degrees or less.

US Pat. No. 10,172,232

TAMPER-RESPONDENT ASSEMBLIES WITH ENCLOSURE-TO-BOARD PROTECTION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A tamper-respondent assembly comprising:a circuit board;
an enclosure adhesively secured to a surface of the circuit board via a first adhesive, the enclosure facilitating enclosing at least one electronic component within a secure volume;
a tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure facilitating defining the secure volume, the tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure comprising a tamper-respondent circuit with at least one circuit line disposed on the surface of the circuit board and extending around an inner periphery of an enclosure-to-board interface where the enclosure mounts to the circuit board via the first adhesive; and
a second adhesive securing, in part, the enclosure to the circuit board, the second adhesive being a different adhesive than the first adhesive, and covering, at least in part, the tamper-respondent circuit of the tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure, wherein the second adhesive is disposed, in part, on the surface of the circuit board at the inner periphery of the enclosure-to-board interface where the enclosure mounts to the circuit board, and the second adhesive extends around the inner periphery of the enclosure-to-board interface where the enclosure mounts to the circuit board, and separation of the electronic enclosure from the circuit board causes the second adhesive to break the tamper-respondent circuit, thereby facilitating detection of the separation.

US Pat. No. 10,172,228

APPARATUS FOR MM-WAVE RADIATION GENERATION UTILIZING WHISPERING GALLERY MODE RESONATORS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. An apparatus for generating mm-wave electromagnetic radiation at an output frequency comprising: a) a whispering gallery mode resonator with a guiding surface, wherein the whispering gallery mode resonator has dimensions selected to support a whispering gallery electromagnetic eigenmode at the output frequency, b) an output waveguide coupled to the whispering gallery mode resonator through an aperture, and c) an electron beam source, wherein the electron beam source is designed to generate a velocity vector-modulated electron beam, wherein the electron beam source is configured such that the velocity vector-modulated electron beam travels substantially perpendicular to the guiding surface.

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. 10,172,214

POWER-OVER-ETHERNET POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. Power-over-Ethernet power distribution system, comprisinga plurality of lighting units for producing light according to illumination requirements, each lighting unit comprises a driver and a light unit for emitting light,
a plurality of Power-over-Ethernet switch units each having a plurality of ports, to which the lighting units are coupled via Ethernet cables, and a power supply unit for supplying power for the plurality of ports and the lighting units coupled to the ports,
at least one load management unit for controlling the power supplied to each of the lighting units coupled to the ports by managing the power supplied from the power supply unit, using the plurality of ports, to the lighting units to influence loads, which each of the lighting units represent at the ports by instructing at least one lighting unit to change its load, based on capabilities of the lighting units, positions of the lighting units, and the illumination requirements or constraints such that each of the plurality of Power-over-Ethernet switch units is operated at an optimized power efficiency by, based on the at least one lighting unit changed load, increasing a load to one port of the plurality of Power-over-Ethernet switch units and decreasing a load to another port of the plurality of Power-over-Ethernet switch units while maintaining the illumination requirement, and
wherein the load management unit is adapted to manage the power supplied to the ports of the plurality of Power-over-Ethernet switch units based on a) power efficiency and load characteristics of the power supply units and/or b) power factor and load characteristics of the power supply units.

US Pat. No. 10,172,211

LED LIGHTING SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An LED lighting system comprising a wireless communication arrangement for wireless transfer of signals (D10_11, D11_12, D4_12, D5_12) between devices of the LED lighting system; the LED lighting system comprising:at least one LED lamp connectable to a mains power supply, wherein the LED lamp includes a driver arrangement, wherein the driver arrangement includes,
a control unit for controlling the LED lamp according to a received signal (D10_11) received from the wireless communication arrangement of the LED lighting system;
a phase-cut detector realized to detect a phase-cut input (Vcut) to a driver of the driver arrangement; and
a protection circuit realized to prevent operation of the LED lamp with the phase-cut input (Vcut) as long as a phase-cut angle of the phase-cut input (Vcut) exceeds a critical threshold by preventing an exposure of the LED lamp to the phase-cut input, and
a remote-controlled dimmer device, and wherein the protection circuit is realized to issue a phase-cut angle correction signal (D5_12) over the wireless communication arrangement to the remote-controlled dimmer device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,208

METHOD FOR ADJUSTING COLOR TEMPERATURE OF LED IN SINGLE LIGHT FIXTURE

ZHONGSHAN LUXMODE INDUSTR...

1. A method for adjusting a color temperature of an LED in a single light fixture, comprising providing a light fixture which includes at least two light-emitting modules, wherein the light-emitting modules respectively have a loop and a color temperature, are respectively controlled by different switches, and have different color temperatures;the switch element is selectively turned on or off, and the brightness of the corresponding light-emitting modules can be controlled, so that light emitted by the light fixture at least has more than three different color temperatures;
a number of the light-emitting modules is two for a first light-emitting module and a second light-emitting module; and
the switch element includes a first switch, electrically connected to the first light-emitting module, a second switch, electrically connected to the second light-emitting module, a first MOS transistor, a second MOS transistor, a first resistor, a second resistor, a third resistor, and a fourth resistor, wherein:
a drain of the first MOS transistor is electrically connected to the first light-emitting module;
a source of the first MOS transistor is electrically connected to one end of the third resistor;
one end of the first resistor is respectively electrically connected to the other end of the third resistor and a gate of the first MOS transistor;
the other end of the first resistor is electrically connected to the first switch;
a drain of the second MOS transistor is electrically connected to the second light-emitting module;
a source of the second MOS transistor is electrically connected to one end of the fourth resistor;
one end of the second resistor is respectively electrically connected to the other end of the fourth resistor and a gate of the second MOS transistor; and
the other end of the second resistor is electrically connected to the second switch.

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. 10,172,202

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR CONTROLLING A LED UNIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A circuit arrangement for controlling the brightness of at least one LED unit, the circuit arrangement comprising:an input for receiving a phase-cut operating voltage having an amplitude from a power supply;
a signal processor, connected with said input and adapted to provide a dimming signal for said at least one LED unit from said phase-cut operating voltage, said signal processor being configured to operate at least in a noise suppression mode and a dimming mode; and
a control device, connected with said signal processor and configured to set the mode of said signal processor in dependence of the variation in said phase-cut operating voltage, and to determine said variation by comparing said amplitude of said phase-cut operating voltage with a reference signal to determine whether the amplitude of said phase-cut operating voltage exceeds a predetermined threshold value, wherein said control device comprises a switchable control circuit comprising a resistor in series with a diode arrangement of two parallel connected opposing diodes, to provide an alternative current path through the resistor so that a cut-off frequency of the signal processor is set to a second cut-off frequency;
wherein said reference signal corresponds to said dimming signal,
wherein the predetermined threshold value is at least as high as a forward voltage of one of the opposing diodes.

US Pat. No. 10,172,199

LIGHT-ACTUATED WIDE VOLTAGE RANGE LED LAMP DRIVER CIRCUIT

Taizhou JiaoGuang Lightin...

1. A light-actuated wide voltage range LED lamp driver circuit, comprising:a rectifier module connecting mains and two LED modules, the two LED modules consisting of a first LED module and a second LED module;
a detection module capable of detecting whether an input voltage is in a low voltage range or in a high voltage range;
a module configured to switch two LED modules in series or in parallel, the module capable of controlling the two LED modules to work at a rated power;
output terminals of the rectifier module connected to the detection module and the module;
a voltage set value of the module, the voltage set value configured to switch the two LED lamps into series connection;
a first transistor of the detection module; and
a second transistor of the detection module;
wherein the detection module and the two LED modules connected to the module;
wherein the module outputs a reference voltage to the first transistor and the second transistor;
wherein the rectifier module outputs a detection voltage to the first transistor and the second transistor;
wherein at the low voltage range, both the first transistor and the second transistor are turned off, making the two LED modules connected in parallel; and
wherein at the high voltage range, both the first transistor and the second transistor are turned on, making the two LED modules connected in series.

US Pat. No. 10,172,195

LED DRIVER

1. An operating device (1) for operating LED lighting means, comprising:a potential-isolated clocked converter (3), having a transformer (T), which has a primary winding (N1) and a secondary winding (N2), and having a controllable switch (M1) arranged on the primary side, wherein the converter (3) is supplied with a supply voltage on the primary side and the lighting means is supplied on the secondary side by means of an output voltage (Vout) of the converter (3),
means (4) for directly or indirectly detecting the output voltage (Vout), and
a control unit (ST) for controlling the switch (M1),
wherein while the switch (M1) is turned off, the secondary current (I2) through the secondary winding (N2) drops linearly, starting from a positive value,
wherein the control unit (ST) is configured to detect adaptively a discharge duration (Tdischarge) between turning off the switch (M1) and a subsequent drop of the secondary current (I2) to zero, and
wherein the discharge duration (Tdischarge) is determined by taking into account a value representing the detected output voltage (Vout) during a steady state that results from turning off the switch (M1), and detecting when the detected output voltage (Vout) drops below said value.

US Pat. No. 10,172,186

CERAMIC CYLINDRICAL HEATER

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A heater, comprising:a ceramic body having a pillar or cylindrical shape;
a heat generating resistor disposed in the ceramic body;
a metallic layer which is disposed on an outer peripheral surface of the ceramic body and extends in a circumferential direction thereof;
a flange which is an annular member disposed on the metallic layer,
comprising a bottom surface facing to the outer peripheral surface and a side surface connected to the bottom surface,
wherein the bottom surface and the side surface are bonded to the metallic layer with a bonding material; and
a metallic wire which extends in the circumferential direction along the side surface, and is bonded to the side surface and the metallic layer in a circumferential direction with the bonding material.

US Pat. No. 10,172,185

SELECTIVE HEATING OF VEHICLE SIDE WINDOW

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method, comprising:generating more heat with a heating element to heat a side window of a vehicle when the side window is in a first position than when the side window is in a second position where the side window is more open than the first position; and
waking a control module that commands the generating during a key off cycle and waking the control module again during the same key off cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,172,184

DETERMINATION OF HOME ROUTING CAPABILITY OF A NEUTRAL HOST NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication for a neutral home network (NHN), the method comprising:receiving, from a user equipment (UE), an attach request;
determining whether home-routed traffic is supported based on a mobile network operator (MNO);
determining an access point name (APN) for the UE based on whether the home-routed traffic is supported between a network of the MNO and the UE and based on the received attach request; and
transmitting the determined APN to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,172,180

CONFIGURING NETWORK CONNECTIONS

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method comprising:controlling a first network interface of a wireless network device to operate as a station in a first wireless network;
controlling a second network interface of the wireless network device to operate as an access point in a second wireless network;
transmitting, through the second network interface, a beacon message that includes a first signal strength of a first bridge node operating as an access point in the first wireless network;
receiving, at the second network interface, a probe response message from a second bridge node that operates as an access point in a third wireless network, the probe response message including a second signal strength of the second bridge node;
comparing, by the wireless network device, the first signal strength to the second signal strength; and
conditioned on determining that the second signal strength is greater than the first signal strength:
disconnecting the first network interface from the first bridge node in the first wireless network, and
connecting the first network interface to the second bridge node, the first network interface to operate as a station in the third wireless network,
wherein transmitting the beacon message comprises
determining whether a periodic network scan is enabled based on operational parameters of the wireless network device,
in response to a determination that the periodic network scan is enabled, determining whether a periodic scan interval has expired, and
transmitting the beacon message in response to a determination that the periodic scan interval has expired.

US Pat. No. 10,172,178

WIRELESS LAN STATION HAVING PLATFORM CAPABLE OF CHANGING WIRELESS LAN CONNECTION TECHNIQUE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a Wi-Fi service in a wireless LAN station supporting an application service platform (ASP), comprising:receiving, by the ASP, a first seek service message and acquiring information on a wireless LAN station providing the Wi-Fi service through a Wi-Fi direct connectivity by using the first seek service message;
receiving, by the ASP, a second seek service message and acquiring information on a wireless LAN station providing the Wi-Fi service through a Wi-Fi Infrastructure connectivity by using the second seek service message;
selecting any one of the Wi-Fi direct connectivity and the Wi-Fi Infrastructure connectivity, based on the information acquired by using the first seek service message and the second seek service message, and receiving the Wi-Fi service by using the selected connectivity; and
determining whether or not to receive the Wi-Fi service through a connectivity that is different from the connectivity selected between the Wi-Fi Direct connectivity and the Wi-Fi Infrastructure connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,172,177

UE INITIATED SCELL CONNECTION ESTABLISHMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a wireless device, comprising:receiving selection parameters from a first cell, the selection parameters including one or more attributes;
measuring the one or more attributes of a plurality of candidate cells based at least in part on the selection parameters received from the first cell, wherein the measured attributes comprise transmission rank and at least one of reference signal receive power or reference signal receive quality;
identifying a second cell from the plurality of candidate cells based at least in part on the selection parameters and the one or more measured attributes and without additional direction from the first cell, the first cell being associated with a first base station and the second cell being associated with a second base station, and the first and the second cells being in communication with each other;
determining that an amount of uplink data in a buffer is above a threshold value;
transmitting, by the wireless device, an initial access message directly to the second cell to establish an independent connection with the second cell based at least in part on identifying the second cell from the plurality of candidate cells and determining that the amount of uplink data in the buffer is above the threshold;
receiving a response message from the second cell without direction from the first cell, wherein the response message is responsive to the initial access message; and
communicating with the first and second cells concurrently using the independent connection with the second cell that is established based at least in part on the receiving the response message from the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,172,176

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INITIAL SYNCHRONIZATION AND COLLISION AVOIDANCE IN DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS WITHOUT NETWORK COVERAGE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method at a device for enabling a device-to-device wireless link, the method comprising:listening for a presence signal from another device on a channel for a first time period comprising a predetermined frame period; and
transmitting a presence signal and system frame number on the channel to establish a time-slot boundary;
wherein the transmitting of the presence signal enables another device to align to the established time-slot boundary.

US Pat. No. 10,172,174

SELECTION BETWEEN CELLULAR COMMUNICATION LINK AND DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATION LINK USING REFERENCE SIGNALS

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method comprising:instructing a first user equipment (UE) device to transmit a reference signal;
receiving, from a second UE device, device-to-device (D2D) channel characteristic information indicative of a D2D communication link between the first UE device and the second UE device, the D2D channel characteristic information determined from UE device received reference signal that is the reference signal transmitted by the first UE device as received at the second UE device;
determining cellular channel characteristic information indicative of at least a portion of a cellular communication link through a base station and between the first UE device and the second UE device; and
selecting, at the base station, a transmission link from the cellular communication link and the D2D communication link for transmitting data between the first UE device and the second UE device, the selecting based at least in part on the cellular channel characteristic information and the D2D channel characteristic information.

US Pat. No. 10,172,170

METHOD FOR CHANGING ASSOCIATION ID IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of changing association identification (AID) of a first station performing a direct communication with a second station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by the first station to an access point (AP), a switch request frame for requesting a new AID when a traffic pattern of the first station changes,
wherein a group consisting of stations having a same listen interval is distinguished by the AID,
wherein a listen interval of the first station and a group, to which the first station is associated, are changed when the traffic pattern of the first station changes,
wherein the AID of the first station is updated based on the change in listen interval of the first station and the change in the group of the first station,
wherein the first station and the second station have an established direct link, and
wherein the direct link is established based on a tunneled direct link setup;
receiving, by the first station from the AP, a switch response frame containing new AID information which is newly assigned to the first station and the second station,
transmitting, by the first station, the new AID information included in the switch response frame to the second station; and
changing the AID of the first station and the second station using the received new AID information.