US Pat. No. 10,169,295

CONVOLUTION OPERATION DEVICE AND METHOD

KNERON, INC., San Diego,...

1. A convolution operation device, comprising:a plurality of convolution operation modules, wherein each of the convolution operation modules has a plurality of convolution units, and each of the convolution units is configured to output a plurality of convolution results; and
an interleaving sum unit coupled to the convolution units of the convolution operation modules and configured to sum the convolution results of the convolution operation modules by interleaving so as to output sum results,
wherein the convolution units and the interleaving sum unit are optionally operated in a low-scale convolution mode or a high-scale convolution mode;
wherein, in the low-scale convolution mode, each of the convolution units is configured to output the convolution results, and the interleaving sum unit is configured to sum the convolution results of the convolution operation modules by interleaving so as to output sum results; and
wherein, in the high-scale convolution mode, each of the convolution units is configured to output a plurality of high-scale convolution results, and the interleaving sum unit outputs the high-scale convolution results.

US Pat. No. 10,168,978

WATCH TYPE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A watch type terminal comprising:a main body;
a wireless communication module configured to transmit data to an external terminal or receive data from the external terminal;
a touch screen configured to receive a touch input and display a time screen indicating current time, wherein the time screen comprises a plurality of regions along edges of the time screen, each corresponding to a time; and
a hardware controller configured to:
output to the touch screen information indicating that content information, corresponding to a copy region selected at the external terminal, can be stored in the watch type terminal when a first touch input is applied to the touch screen,
store the content information together with corresponding metadata including information of an application of the content information and a preview screen corresponding to the content information in the watch type terminal when a second touch input is applied to the touch screen,
display an icon of the application of the stored content information on one region corresponding to time when the content information has been stored, of the plurality of regions of the time screen,
call the stored content information and the corresponding metadata in response to a third touch input applied to the icon displayed on the time screen,
transmit data related to the preview screen included in the called metadata to the external terminal in response to a paste gesture applied to the external terminal,
display information on the touch screen corresponding to editing a paste region on which the preview screen is displayed at the external terminal while the paste gesture is moved, and
if the paste gesture applied to the external terminal is released, transmit a control command to the external terminal such that the stored content information is displayed on the edited paste region.

US Pat. No. 10,168,712

VISON-BASED OBJECT DETECTION USING A POLAR GRID

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

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

US Pat. No. 10,168,710

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

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

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

US Pat. No. 10,168,701

MULTI-PURPOSED SELF-PROPELLED DEVICE

SPHERO, INC., Boulder, C...

1. A self-propelled device comprising:a wireless interface;
a housing comprising an inner surface;
a carrier disposed within the housing;
a propulsion mechanism disposed within the housing and supported by the carrier, wherein the propulsion mechanism comprises a motor and a wheel engaged with an inner wall of the housing to propel the housing;
a biasing mechanism comprising: a left portal axle and a right portal axle, the left portal axle and the right portal axle each being mounted to and extending from a top surface of the carrier at opposing ends of the carrier, the biasing mechanism including at least one spring causing each of the left portal axle and the right portal axle to exert a continuous force against an inner surface of the housing to actively force the wheel to continuously engage the inner wall;
a gyroscope supported on the carrier;
a camera mounted to the gyroscope; and
one or more processors to execute an instruction set, causing the self-propelled device to:
using the camera, generate a video feed;
transmit the video feed to a controller device remote from the self-propelled device via the wireless interface;
receive an input from the controller device indicating an object or location in the video feed; and
in response to the input, initiate an autonomous mode to autonomously operate the propulsion mechanism to propel the self-propelled device towards the object or location.

US Pat. No. 10,168,196

IMMERSION-TYPE ONLINE MULTIPHASE MEASURING INSTRUMENT AND METHOD

INSTITUTE OF PROCESS ENGI...

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

US Pat. No. 10,166,696

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

BANDIT INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,166,605

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. 10,166,145

INTRAOCULAR DRAINAGE DEVICE

New World Medical, Inc., ...

1. An intraocular drainage device, comprising:a main body;
a flow control device within the main body operable to allow fluid flow through the main body in a fluid flow direction;
a plurality of microgrooves formed on an outer surface of the main body, the plurality of microgrooves being arranged in parallel rows and extending substantially parallel to the fluid flow direction from a front end to a back end of the main body; and
a rigid top plate disposed within an opening in the main body, wherein the rigid top plate comprises a central portion and a pair of shelf members disposed on opposing sides of the central portion, and wherein the rigid top plate includes a top surface having an additional plurality of microgrooves that are parallel to the plurality of microgrooves on the outer surface of the main body,
wherein the rigid top plate comprises a step disposed between the pair of shelf members and the top surface, and wherein the main body is a flexible main body that includes a step that conforms to the step on the rigid top plate.

US Pat. No. 10,165,794

SMOKING ARTICLE WITH VISIBLE CONTENTS

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A smoking article comprising a smokeable material and a mouthpiece, the mouthpiece comprising at least three segments in axial alignment, one segment defining a cavity disposed between two other segments, a fluid-containing breakable capsule arranged in the cavity, and a first wrapper circumscribing at least the cavity, wherein the first wrapper comprises a substantially smooth transparent section overlaying at least a part of the cavity, such that the capsule is at least partially visible through the first wrapper, wherein the first wrapper has one or more layers of transparent nitrocellulose lacquer varnish applied thereto.

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. 10,172,270

PICK-AND-PLACE FEEDER MODULE ASSEMBLY

1. A feeder module for use in a pick-and-place machine, said feeder module comprising:a frame configured with a pair of extended parallel and spaced-apart support structures running in a first direction along the frame that will, in use, support plural component feeders and be aligned with a pick-and-place machine,
said spaced-apart support structures, in use, supporting a plurality of component feeders disposed in a second direction transverse to said first direction when each component feeder is snap-in connected to at least one of said spaced-apart support structures such that each component feeder is supported by said pair of spaced-apart support structures in cantilevered fashion, each one of said spaced-apart support structures being configured to simultaneously engage each component feeder of said plurality of component feeders when supported in cantilever fashion such that each component feeder (a) is supported by the spaced-apart support structures at only a first end portion thereof and (b) extends from said first end portion in a horizontal orientation;
a component supply portion configured to accommodate plural supplies of components, each supply being located below a respectively corresponding component feeder when in use; and
a lock mechanism configured to detachably connect the feeder module to a pick-and-place machine.

US Pat. No. 10,172,248

DEVICE WITH A ROTATABLE DISPLAY

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A device, comprising:a base assembly including a processor and a base shaft configured to define a lower axis of rotation;
a display assembly including a display that is driven by the processor, the display secured by a display mount relative to a display shaft that is configured to define an upper axis of rotation;
a hollow arm secured to the base shaft and the display shaft;
a lower link positioned within the hollow arm and secured to the base assembly; and,
an upper link positioned within the hollow arm and secured to the display mount.

US Pat. No. 10,172,245

SHELL FOR MOBILE DEVICE AND MOBILE DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A shell for a mobile device, comprising one or more functional modules and a connector that are fixed to the shell, the functional modules being capable of being electrically connected to the mobile device via the connector and a first interface of the mobile device, for providing a corresponding function for the mobile device,wherein an inner surface of the shell is provided with one or more grooves corresponding to the functional modules for accommodating the functional modules respectively,
wherein the shell comprises a first substrate and a second substrate capable of protecting a front and a back of the mobile device respectively, the functional modules are fixed to one or two of the first substrate or the second substrate, the first substrate and the second substrate are movably connected.

US Pat. No. 10,172,156

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS WITH REDUCED LATENCY

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:comparing a number of symbols used for uplink transmissions in a transmit time interval to a threshold number of symbols;
sending, from a device, an indication on a sidelink channel to at least one peer device, the indication indicating the location of symbols used for an uplink transmission if the uplink transmission occupies a number of symbols less than the threshold number of symbols;
transmitting both a sidelink transmission and the uplink transmission in the transmit time interval if the uplink transmission occupies the number of symbols less than the threshold number of symbols; and
transmitting only the uplink transmission in the transmit time interval if the uplink transmission occupies a number of symbols that are at least the threshold number of symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,171,990

SERVICE SELECTION SET PUBLISHING TO DEVICE AGENT WITH ON-DEVICE SERVICE SELECTION

Headwater Research LLC, ...

1. A network system, comprising:a service design center to create a service offer set;
memory configured to store the service offer set, the service offer set identifying one or more service plans available to a wireless end-user device, the one or more service plans, upon provisioning for the wireless end-user device, enabling the wireless end-user device to communicate over a wireless access network;
a near-real time device message queue configured to obtain the service offer set from memory; and
a real-time gateway configured to:
send information associated with the service offer set from the near-real time device message queue to the wireless end user device over the wireless access network, the information associated with the service offer set enabling the wireless end-user device to present, through a user interface of the wireless end-user device, one or more service plan selection options associated with the one or more service plans available to the wireless end-user device,
receive an offer set user selection from the wireless end-user device, the offer set user selection indicating a user selection of at least one of the one or more service plan selection options, and
provision one or more network functions based on the offer set user selection.

US Pat. No. 10,171,893

BATTERY-POWERED WIRELESS LONG LIFE TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY SENSOR MODULE

Archimedes Controls Corp....

1. A battery-powered wireless sensor module for measuring air temperature and relative humidity, and wirelessly transmitting data to a sensor controller, comprising:a plastic shell holding components of the wireless sensor module;
an airflow grill for allowing air flow into the wireless sensor module;
a circuit board within the shell;
one or more lithium batteries;
a wireless module with a transmission frequency of less than 1 GHz, with a transmission distance of more than 100 meters;
a microcontroller unit processor, for executing an adaptive algorithm for controlling transmission of data from the wireless sensor module;
a temperature and humidity sensor, for sensing air temperature and relative humidity and sending the data to the microcontroller unit processor;
a power management circuit, for measuring the battery voltage and shutting down the power when it is lower than a threshold voltage; and
a memory comprising an adaptive algorithm for controlling the transmission of data from the wireless sensor module based on changes in the temperature or relative humidity, wherein the adaptive algorithm is configured to be executable by the microcontroller unit processor to cause the wireless sensor module to:
measure a current temperature and a current relative humidity;
determine whether an absolute value of a difference between a previous temperature and the current temperate is greater than a temperature set point;
determine whether an absolute value of a difference between a previous relative humidity and the current relative humidity is greater than a humidity set point;
if the absolute value of the difference between the previous temperature and the current temperate is greater than the temperature set point or if the absolute value of the difference between the previous relative humidity and the current relative humidity is greater than the humidity set point, transmit the data from the wireless sensor module; and
if the absolute value of the difference between the previous temperature and the current temperate is less than the temperature set point and if the absolute value of the difference between the previous relative humidity and the current relative humidity is less than the humidity set point, transmit the data from the wireless sensor module if a time since a last transmission of the data is greater than a maximum value.

US Pat. No. 10,171,328

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR BACKWARD CONGESTION NOTIFICATION

Cisco Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A congestion management method, comprising:at a reference point in a network:
sampling a frame received from a reaction point, different from the reference point, wherein the frame is associated with an existing flow that is one of one or more flows associated with the reaction point that traverse the network;
determining whether the frame includes data inserted by the reaction point in response to a previous feedback message provided by the reference point;
determining whether the data inserted by the reaction point includes information identifying the reference point, wherein the information identifying the reference point is obtained by the reaction point from the previous feedback message and inserted by the reaction point to frames in the existing flows subsequent to receiving the previous feedback message;
determining a congestion condition of the reference point;
sending a subsequent feedback message of a first type, distinct from the previous feedback message, to the reaction point according to a determination that the congestion condition does not breach a first threshold and in response to determining that the frame includes the data inserted by the reaction point in response to the previous feedback message, and also in response to determining that the data inserted by the reaction point includes information identifying the reference point, wherein the first type of feedback message instructs the reaction point to speed up the existing flow; and
sending a subsequent feedback message of a second type, distinct from the previous feedback message, to the reaction point according to a determination that the congestion condition breaches the first threshold and in response to determining that the frame includes the data inserted by the reaction point in response to the previous feedback message, and also in response to determining that the data inserted by the reaction point includes information identifying the reference point, wherein the second type of feedback message instructs the reaction point to throttle a transmission rate of the existing flow.

US Pat. No. 10,171,246

MULTI-USER STRONG AUTHENTICATION TOKEN

ONESPAN NORTH AMERICA INC...

1. A method to secure a user's interaction with a remotely accessible computer-based application, the method comprising performing at a personal computing device the steps of:obtaining transaction data;
displaying the obtained transaction data on a display of the personal computing device for review by the user, wherein an authentication application that is running on the personal computing device displays the obtained transaction data in a transaction data presentation area of the display of the personal computing device;
obtaining a dynamic credential associated with the transaction data;
making the dynamic credential available for verification; and
ensuring at the personal computing device that no window of another application that is running on the personal computing device can partially or entirely hide or obscure the authentication application's transaction data presentation area,
wherein the transaction data presentation area comprises the entirety or a part of a transaction data displaying window of the authentication application on the display of the personal computing device,
the method further comprising the step of ensuring at the personal computing device that no other window of another application that is running on the personal computing device can partially or entirely hide or obscure the authentication application's transaction data displaying window, including the authentication application calling one or more operating system functions of an operating system of the personal computing device to ensure or enforce that the transaction data displaying window remains on top.

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. 10,170,791

HIGH-VOLTAGE LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising:a cathode;
an anode;
a separator, wherein the separator is a porous polymer film or a porous nonwoven fabric; and
a gel polymer electrolyte,
wherein the gel polymer electrolyte comprises an acrylate-based polymer,
wherein the cathode comprises a cathode active material consisting of any one selected from the group consisting of compounds of Chemical Formulas 1, 3, LiFePO4 and a mixture of two or more thereof:
Li[LixNiaCobMnc]O2  
(where 0 Li1+aCoxM1?xAX4  
(where M is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Al, magnesium (Mg), Ni, Co, manganese (Mn), Ti, gallium (Ga), copper (Cu), vanadium (V), niobium (Nb), Zr, cerium (Ce), indium (In), zinc (Zn), and yttrium (Y), X is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of oxygen (O), fluorine (F), and nitrogen (N), A is P, S, or a mixed element thereof, 0?a?0.2, and 0.5?x?1),
wherein the gel polymer electrolyte is formed by in-situ polymerization in the lithium secondary battery of a composition consisting of an electrolyte solution solvent, an ionizable lithium salt, a polymerization initiator, and a monomer selected from the group consisting of ditrimethylolpropane tetraacrylate, dipentaerythritol pentaacrylate, dipentaerythritol hexaacrylate, and a mixture of two or more thereof, wherein the electrolyte solution solvent is linear carbonate, cyclic carbonate, or a combination thereof, and
wherein the anode comprises an anode active material comprising a carbon material.

US Pat. No. 10,170,024

MULTI-PANEL DISPLAY PROJECT BOARD WHOSE PANELS PIVOT BETWEEN FULLY FOLDED AND FULLY DEPLOYED ORIENTATIONS AND WHOSE HEADER PANEL PIVOTS BETWEEN FOLD-IN AND FOLD-OUT ORIENTATIONS

Royal Consumer Products L...

1. A multi-panel display project board, comprising:a plurality of panels that include a central panel, two side panels and a header panel, the header panel having a plurality of segments that include a long segment and two shorter segments, each of the panels being formed of a single wallboard that has a medium between two linerboards, the medium being selected from the group consisting of corrugated cardboard, corrugated fiberboard, corrugated paperboard, foam core and cork core; and
a plurality of creases including two panel creases between the central panel and respective ones of the two side panels, two segment creases between the long segment and respective ones of the shorter segments, and two additional creases, one of the additional creases between one of the side panels and one of the shorter segments, a remaining one of the additional creases between a remaining one of the side panels and a remaining one of the shorter segments; wherein:
the central panel and the two side panels terminate at respective bottom edges with the respective bottom edge of the central panel remaining between the two panel creases even with the central panel and two side panels self-standing upright with the respective bottom edges upon a smooth, flat surface,
the two side panels and the two shorter segments are configured to pivot between a fully folded orientation and a fully deployed orientation,
the two side panels overlay the central panel in the fully folded orientation and the two panels are spread apart from each other in the fully deployed orientation, the two side panels and the central panel define respective obtuse angles between them in the fully deployed orientation,
the two shorter segments overlay the long segment in the fully folded orientation and spread apart from each other in the fully deployed orientation, the two shorter panels and the long panel define respective obtuse angles between them in the fully deployed orientation, and
the header panel is configured to pivot about the two additional creases between a fold-in position and a fold-out position so that the long segment and the two shorter segments define respective angles of inclination between them for the fold-in position and for the fold-out position, the respective angles of inclination for the fold-in position being obtuse angles of inclination and the respective angles of inclination for the fold-out position being reflex angles of inclination.

US Pat. No. 10,169,789

DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS FOR MODIFYING PRIVACY CAMPAIGN DATA VIA ELECTRONIC MESSAGING SYSTEMS

OneTrust, LLC, Atlanta, ...

1. A computer-implemented data processing method for electronically receiving the input of processing activity data related to a processing activity and electronically calculating a risk level for the processing activity based on the data inputs comprising:displaying on a graphical user interface a prompt to create an electronic record for a processing activity, wherein the processing activity utilizes personal data collected from at least one or more persons or one or more entities;
receiving a command to create an electronic record for the processing activity;
creating an electronic record for the processing activity and digitally storing the record;
presenting, on one or more graphical user interfaces, a plurality of prompts for the input of processing activity data related to the processing activity;
electronically receiving processing activity data input by one or more users, wherein the processing activity data identifies each of:
a description of the processing activity;
one or more types of personal data related to the processing activity;
a subject from which the personal data was collected;
storage of the personal data; and
access to the personal data;
processing the processing activity data by electronically associating the processing activity data with the record for the processing activity;
receiving, by one or more computer processors, a request to associate an electronic message with the record for the processing activity;
in response to receiving the request, associating the electronic message with the record for the processing activity;
digitally storing the processing activity data associated with the record for the processing activity;
using one or more computer processors, calculating a risk level for the processing activity based on the processing activity data, wherein calculating the risk level for the processing activity comprises:
electronically retrieving from a database the processing activity data associated with the record for the processing activity;
electronically determining a plurality of weighting factors for the processing activity, wherein the plurality of weighting factors are based upon a plurality of factors including:
the nature of the personal data associated with the processing activity;
the physical location of the personal data associated with the processing activity;
the length of time that the personal data associated with the processing activity will be retained in storage;
the type of individual from which the personal data associated with the processing activity originated; and
the country of residence of the individual from which the personal data associated with the processing activity originated;
electronically assigning a relative risk rating for each of the plurality of factors; and
electronically calculating a risk level for the campaign based upon the plurality of weighting factors and the relative risk rating for each of the plurality of factors; and
digitally storing the risk level associated with the record for the processing activity;
scanning one or more pieces of content in the electronic message;
after scanning the one or more pieces of content, analyzing the one or more pieces of content to identify one or more keywords in the electronic message;
determining, based at least in part on the one or more keywords, whether to modify the risk level for the processing activity;
in response to determining to modify the risk level, calculating an updated risk level for the particular processing activity by:
electronically modifying the relative risk rating for at least one of the plurality of factors;
electronically calculating an updated risk level based at least in part on the modified relative risk rating for at least one of the plurality of factors; and
digitally storing the updated risk level associated with the record for the processing activity.

US Pat. No. 10,169,764

SECURE END-TO-END PERMITTING SYSTEM FOR DEVICE OPERATIONS

ITRON NETWORKED SOLUTIONS...

1. A method for authenticating and accepting messages received from devices in a system having a plurality of devices and a back office, the back office including a response checking agent, a plurality of applications configured to issue commands to the devices in the system, and a plurality of business logic modules each respectively associated with at least one of the applications in the back office, comprising:determining, by the response checking agent, whether a message received from a device is in response to a command sent to the device;
if the message is a response to a command sent to the device, accessing, among the plurality of business logic modules, a first business logic module associated with commanded operations, to determine, by the response checking agent, whether information contained in the message complies with policies in the first business logic module; and
if the message is not a response to a command sent to the device, accessing, among the plurality of business logic modules, a second business logic module associated with device-originated messages, to determine, by the response checking agent, if the message complies with policies in the second business logic module,
wherein the at least one of the applications in the back office associated with the first business logic module is different from the at least one of the applications in the back office associated with the second business logic module such that the response checking agent accesses different business logic modules among the plurality of business logic modules based on whether the response checking agent determines that the message is a response to a command sent to the device.

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. 10,168,574

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

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

US Pat. No. 10,168,351

ACCELERATION SENSOR HAVING SPRING FORCE COMPENSATION

Northrop Grumman LITEF Gm...

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

US Pat. No. 10,168,294

CAP INSPECTION AND MANUFACTURE

MMC PACKAGING EQUIPMENT L...

1. A spark test apparatus comprising:a pocket wheel arranged to transport objects, each one of said objects having a cavity defined by a sidewall and bottom wall, in pockets of said pocket wheel; and
a spark test wheel having probe fingers extending at an angle from an axis of rotation of said spark test wheel, said spark test wheel having a frustoconical arrangement and being mounted with respect to said pocket wheel to allow said probe fingers to move into and out of said cavities of said objects held within said pockets as said pocket wheel rotates.

US Pat. No. 10,168,158

NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ERROR CORRECTION

1. A method for error correction in a navigation system comprising a base navigation system including base sensors and a correction navigation system including correction sensors, wherein the base sensors and the correction sensors each acquire measurements, and the method comprises:assigning measurement uncertainties to each measurement and computing error thresholds on the basis of the measurement uncertainties;
determining redundant measurements;
determining residuals for the redundant measurements as a discrepancy measure for the redundant measurements by comparing different results computed by subsets of the redundant measurements which differ at least partially;
increasing an error count for each of the redundant measurements involved in determination of the residuals which exceed the respective error thresholds;
individually summing up for each redundant measurement the residuals determined for a particular measurement;
selecting measurements on the basis of the respective error count and the summed up residuals and supplying the selected measurements to a fusion filter for calculating correction values;
correcting, in the fusion filter, the measurements of the base system with the calculated correction values,
calculating output data, by the fusion filter, from the corrected measurements and outputting the output data comprising values for position, orientation and velocity.

US Pat. No. 10,167,961

PORT GATE SUPPORTS FOR A GATE VALVE

Emerson Vulcan Holding LL...

1. A gate valve comprising:a first body half defining a first process fluid aperture;
a second body half defining a second process fluid aperture aligned with the first process fluid aperture;
a gate movable relative to the first body half and the second body half; and
a first port gate support arranged on the first body half and extending into the first process fluid aperture, the first port gate support defining a generally frustoconical profile that extends into the first process fluid aperture and is configured to be in contact with a process fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,167,759

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

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon (...

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

US Pat. No. 10,167,622

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. 10,167,439

ULTRAVIOLET CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION AND SLIDING MEMBER

MINEBEA MITSUMI INC., Ki...

1. An ultraviolet curable resin composition for a self-lubricating liner, comprising:a (meth)acrylate compound having an isocyanuric acid ring represented by formula (1):
where X is a group that contains an acryloyl group and is composed only of C, H, and O, andY and Z are groups each composed only of C, H, and O;at least one of (meth)acrylate having a phosphoric acid ester group and (meth)acrylate having a silane group;
a polythiol compound; and
a polytetrafluoroethylene resin as a solid lubricant.

US Pat. No. 10,167,266

SODIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS

Parion Sciences, Inc., D...

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,167,093

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A SATELLITE

KOREA AEROSPACE RESEARCH ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,166,714

ROLLER AND METHOD FOR COMPRESSING PROTECTIVE SHEETING OF POLYMER MATERIAL AROUND A PIPELINE

SAIPEM S.P.A., San Donat...

1. A pipeline protective sheeting compression roller comprising:a shaft configured to rotate about an axis of rotation;
at least one first tubular portion which extends about the shaft and is configured to rotate about the axis of rotation, wherein the at least one first tubular portion varies in elasticity along the axis of rotation such that when the at least one first tubular portion compresses a protective sheeting of polymer material around a cutback of a pipeline including a raised portion, part of the at least one first tubular portion deforms for the raised portion of the pipeline to not alter a thickness of the protective sheeting; and
a second tubular portion which is fitted about the first tubular portion and includes a plurality of cylindrical walls movable with respect to one another and arranged end to end along the axis of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,166,698

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,166,341

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. 10,166,214

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. 10,166,161

PREMATURE INFANT AMNIOTIC BATH INCUBATOR

Amnion Life, LLC, Newpor...

1. A neonatal incubator for an infant, the neonatal incubator comprising:an amniotic bath basin configured to hold synthetic amniotic fluid, wherein the synthetic amniotic fluid comprises a controlled concentration of one or more electrolytes and one or more minerals, wherein the synthetic amniotic fluid is produced by:
installing a cartridge in the neonatal incubator, wherein the cartridge comprises concentrated synthetic amniotic fluid having the one or more electrolytes and the one or more minerals in a higher concentration than the controlled concentration; and
mixing a controlled amount of the concentrated synthetic amniotic fluid with purified water to obtain the synthetic amniotic fluid having the controlled concentration of the one or more electrolytes and the one or more minerals;
a purified water supply tank configured to provide the purified water for dissolving the one or more electrolytes and the one or more minerals of the cartridge;
a fluid injection pump configured to control the mixing of the concentrated synthetic amniotic fluid with the purified water such that the controlled concentration of the one or more electrolytes and the one or more minerals can be adjusted based at least in part on one or more characteristics of an infant in the amniotic bath basin;
a waste water removal tank configured to remove waste water from the amniotic bath basin;
a seat configured to hold the infant in the amniotic bath basin; and
a safety harness configured to maintain a position of the infant in the seat such that a head of the infant is maintained above a fluid level of the synthetic amniotic fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,166,083

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRACKING OBJECTS IN COMPUTER-ASSISTED SURGERY

ORTHOSOFT INC., Montreal...

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

US Pat. No. 10,166,078

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAPPING NAVIGATION SPACE TO PATIENT SPACE IN A MEDICAL PROCEDURE

SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBAD...

1. A method of registering a patient for a medical procedure with a medical navigation system using fiducial markers visible by a three dimensional (3D) scanner of the medical navigation system, the fiducial markers placed on the patient prior to a 3D scan and the fiducial markers each having a target for use with a tracking system of the medical navigation system, the 3D scanner operating in a different coordinate space relative to the tracking system, the method comprising:obtaining 3D scan data from the 3D scanner representative of a 3D scan of at least a portion of the patient, the 3D scan including the fiducial markers visible by the 3D scanner, the 3D scan data being in a 3D scanner coordinate space;
obtaining saved medical image data, the saved medical image data including preoperative image data saved during a previous scan of at least a portion of the patient;
obtaining position data from the tracking system based on the target for each of the fiducial markers, the position data being in a tracking coordinate space independent from the 3D scanner coordinate space;
performing a transformation mapping to create a single unified virtual coordinate space based on the 3D scan data, the position data, and the medical image data, the transformation mapping including: performing a first mapping to map one of the 3D scan data, the position data, and the medical image data to a second of the 3D scan data, the position data, and the medical image data; and
performing a second mapping to map a third of the 3D scan data, the position data, and the medical image data to the first mapping; and
updating registration data of the medical navigation system based on the transformation mapping.

US Pat. No. 10,165,988

PERSONALIZED DETECTION SYSTEM FOR DETECTING MAGNETIC OBJECTS IN THE HUMAN ORGANISM

EVONIK ROEHM GmbH, Darms...

1. A device, comprisinga detector system for registering magnetic bodies in the human organism, which detector system comprises:
at least two sensor arrangements with an instrument for recording the magnetic flux density measured by each sensor arrangement, wherein each sensor arrangement has one, two or three anisotropic magnetoresistance sensors, the axes of easy magnetization of which point in pair-wise different directions, and each sensor arrangement has a distance of 0.5 to 50 cm from the remaining sensor arrangement or sensor arrangements, and at least two sensor arrangements are tilted at an angle of between 0 and 45° with respect to one another, and
a log for registering a quantified evaluation before, during and/or after the registration of the magnetic body or bodies.

US Pat. No. 10,165,797

CIGARETTE DISTILLATION AND ATOMIZATION DEVICE

SMISS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

1. A cigarette distillation and atomization device, comprising: a support, an air inlet, and an air outlet, wherein the air inlet and the air outlet are provided on the support; a first heating system and a second heating system are provided in the support; the first heating system and the second heating system are hermetically connected; the first heating system comprises a first cylinder; the second heating system comprises a second cylinder; an inner cavity of the second cylinder is used to place a cigarette; a height of the second cylinder is 20 mm-64 mm, and an inner diameter of the second cylinder is equivalent to an outer diameter of the cigarette; the first heating system is provided with a first heating circuit used to preheat cold air that enters the first heating system, the second heating system is provided with a second heating circuit used to dilute, bake, and atomize the cigarette when the cigarette placed in the second heating system; air entering the air inlet is heated by the first heating system to form a hot air flow, and the hot air flow enters the second heating system; and the hot air flow and the second heating system simultaneously heat the cigarette placed in the second cylinder to form smoke, and the smoke goes out from the air outlet.
US Pat. No. 10,170,335

CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING METHOD FOR COBALT

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A method of chemical mechanical polishing cobalt, comprising:providing a substrate comprising cobalt and TiN;
providing a chemical mechanical polishing composition, consisting of:
water;
an oxidizing agent;
alanine or salts thereof in amounts of at least 0.3 wt %;
a spherical colloidal silica abrasive having an average particle diameter of less than or equal to 25 nm; and
optionally, a corrosion inhibitor selected from the group consisting of adenine, a nonaromatic polycarboxylic acid and salt of a nonaromatic polycarboxylic acid;
optionally a biocide;
optionally, a pH adjusting agent selected from the group consisting of inorganic acids, and inorganic bases;
optionally, an anionic polymer;
optionally, a surfactant; and,
wherein a pH of the chemical mechanical polishing composition is 7-9;
providing a chemical mechanical polishing pad, having a polishing surface;
creating dynamic contact at an interface between the chemical mechanical polishing pad and the substrate; and
dispensing the chemical mechanical polishing composition onto the polishing surface of the chemical mechanical polishing pad at or near the interface between the chemical mechanical polishing pad and the substrate to remove at least some of the cobalt.

US Pat. No. 10,172,259

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REGULATING A COOLING DEVICE FITTED TO A SWITCHGEAR CABINET

1. A method for regulating a cooling device fitted in or to a switchgear cabinet with built-in components that produce dissipated heat mounted within the interior of the switchgear cabinet, the built in components comprising device fans for regulating airflow within the switchgear cabinet, the cooling device including an interior fan for generating an interior air flow through an evaporator and providing cooling air to the interior of the switchgear cabinet, comprising:detecting the temperature of the air within the interior of the switchgear cabinet; and
regulating the cooling device in response to the detected temperature such that if the detected temperature of the switchgear cabinet interior air exceeds an upper setpoint temperature, the interior fan of the cooling device is switched on, and if the detected temperature falls below a lower setpoint temperature, the interior fan of the cooling device is switched off,
wherein, when the interior fan has been switched off owing to the detected temperature falling below the lower setpoint temperature, an intermittent time-controlled mode of operation is started and the interior fan is switched on after a predetermined first time duration following the start of the intermittent time-controlled mode of operation, and remains on for a second predetermined time duration following the end of the first time duration, and is switched off again if the detected temperature is still below the upper setpoint temperature at the end of the second time duration, and
wherein the intermittent time-controlled mode of operation of the interior fan is cyclically repeated until the upper setpoint temperature is exceeded, after which the interior fan is operated in continuous operation, and
wherein the intermittent time-controlled mode is started anew if the detected temperature falls below the lower setpoint temperature, and
wherein airflow within the switchgear cabinet is supported by the device fans independent of the interior fan being switched on or off.

US Pat. No. 10,172,252

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM HAVING AN ERGONOMIC PLUNGER FOR A SERVER PLANAR BOARD

DELL PRODUCTS, LP, Round...

1. A plunger to secure a server planar board within an information handling system, the plunger comprising:a nut;
a body in physical contact with the nut, the nut to tighten toward the body and hold the server planar board between the nut and the body,
a rod to securely hold the server planar board within the information handling system in response to the plunger being in a locked position, and to enable the server planar board to be removed from within the information handling system in response to the plunger being in an unlocked position; and
a cap in physical contact with the body and with the rod, the cap including a handle to provide a surface for a force to be exerted to cause the plunger to move from the locked position to the unlocked position, wherein the handle extends a specific distance from a top surface of the cap at which point the handle extends at a ninety degree angle to provide a user with a surface to exert an upward force on the cap to move the plunger from the locked position to the unlocked position.

US Pat. No. 10,172,244

CONSTRUCTION OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING A BURIED VIA

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of constructing a printed circuit board having a buried via comprising: constructing a plurality of multilayer cores wherein each multilayer core comprises a sheet of cured dielectric material having a layer of metal on each side of the sheet of cured dielectric material; patterning each layer of metal in the plurality of multilayer cores to form wiring traces in each layer of metal; forming a plurality of sheets of uncured dielectric material; embedding a solder element in at least one sheet of the uncured dielectric material; alternately stacking the plurality of multilayer cores with the plurality of sheets of uncured dielectric material between each multilayer core, the at least one sheet of the uncured dielectric material having the embedded solder element positioned so as to be aligned with wiring traces in adjacent layers of metal in adjacent multilayer cores; heating the solder element so as to cause the solder element to melt and create electrical continuity between the wiring traces; and hot pressing the stack of multilayer cores and sheets of uncured dielectric material to cause curing of the sheets of uncured dielectric material, wherein after hot pressing, locally heating the solder element to cause the solder element to melt.

US Pat. No. 10,172,192

LED LAMP SINGLE LIVE WIRE INTELLIGENT CONTROL APPARATUS

SHENZHEN POWER2CONTROL SM...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) lamp single live wire intelligent control apparatus, comprising:at least one first LED lamp half-wave driving device,
a single live wire control circuit connected in series on a same alternating current (AC) loop; and
at least one group of control output circuit;
wherein the first LED lamp half-wave driving device comprises a first direct current (DC) driver and a first rectifier diode connected in parallel with the first DC driver of first LED lamp;
wherein the single live wire control circuit comprises a half-wave DC power supply circuit and a first central processing unit (CPU) control circuit; the half-wave DC power supply circuit comprises a first DC power circuit and a second rectifier diode connected in parallel with the first DC power circuit; a conduction direction of the second rectifier diode in an AC loop is opposite to the conduction direction of the first rectifier diode of the first LED lamp half-wave driving device in the same AC loop;
wherein the control output circuit comprises at least one first switch element and a third rectifier diode connected in parallel with the first switch element.

US Pat. No. 10,171,985

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA SHARING

Ginko LLC, Brighton, MI ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,171,950

ELECTRONIC LOGGING DEVICE (ELD)

PERDIEMCO LLC, Marshall,...

1. A computing device used in a vehicle, comprising:a sensor interface configured to receive a plurality of sensor information from one or more sensors that sense physical characteristics including sensing when the vehicle is powered on;
a GPS receiver configured to provide a plurality of location information after the vehicle is powered on;
a storage device configured to store information in a document indicating a period of movement or a period of non-movement of the vehicle as determined based on the plurality of location information provided by the GPS receiver periodically;
a processor configured to access the storage device while executing a location tracking application (LTA), said LTA being configured to track vehicle locations by recording the period of movement or the period of non-movement of the vehicle after a specified event condition is met, said specified event condition being met based on a first sensor information comprising one or more first physical characteristics: wherein the LTA provides:
i. a log-in user interface configured to enable a driver of the vehicle to log into the LTA based on an access code assigned t© by an administrator of one or more groups of vehicles or drivers,
ii. a first user interface configured to enable the driver to edit the document after the driver logs in, and
iii. a second user interface configured to enable the driver to turn off a tracking mode of the vehicle;
a wireless email interlace configured to transmit an e-mail containing the information indicating the period of movement or the period of non-movement of the vehicle;
Bluetooth interface configured to transmit the information indicating the period of movement or the period of non-movement of the vehicle to a Bluetooth device; and
a display device configured to display the period of movement or the period of non-movement of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,171,533

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING DEVICES IN A ROOM ON A NETWORK

Image Stream Medical, Inc...

1. A system for identifying sources used in a medical procedure performed at a medical treatment location, the system comprising:a control computer configured to
couple to a digital switch;
receive information identifying a first source to be used in the medical procedure performed at the medical treatment location; and
present, via a graphical user interface configured to couple to the control computer, source identifying information based on the information identifying the first source; and
a first adapter unit configured to
couple to the digital switch;
couple to a single source corresponding to the first adapter unit, the single source being the first source;
identify the first source;
provide the information identifying the first source to the control computer via the digital switch;
receive video data in a first source-specific format from the first source;
normalize the video data into standard format video data; and
provide the standard format video data in the standard format to the digital switch.

US Pat. No. 10,171,432

SYSTEMS TO IMPLEMENT SECURITY IN COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Ari Birger, Palo Alto, C...

1. A computing system, comprising:a server including multiple cores dedicated to compute functions, wherein each core is dedicated to a single compute function;
a key management server configured to generate and issue a unique secret key to each core to encrypt the data of each compute function to isolate the data from another compute function; and
a shared memory accessed by one or more of the multiple cores configured to store the data of each function, wherein the security of the encrypted data of each compute function is isolated by a secret key obtained from the key management server, wherein the multiple cores include a hypervisor dedicated core, a cloud or data center management agent core, an orchestration core, a self service agent core, and a network function virtualization (NFV) core.

US Pat. No. 10,171,427

PORTABLE ENCRYPTION AND AUTHENTICATION SERVICE MODULE

WEBCLOAK, LLC, Irvine, C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,171,275

WIRELESS TRANSMITTER, WIRELESS REMOTE RECEIVER AND METHODS THEREOF

BEKEN CORPORATION, Shang...

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

US Pat. No. 10,171,261

REMOTE TALK DOWN TO PANEL, CAMERA AND SPEAKER

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a computing device in communication with a building automation system, the computing device comprising a processor and a memory in electronic communication with the processor, the computing device configured to:
receive, from the building automation system, a notification indicating an identification of an entity within a viewable area of the building automation system, the viewable area of the building automation system being defined by one or more sensors associated with the building automation system;
initiate a real-time, two-way communication with a user of the building automation system based at least in part on receiving the notification;
receive a communication stream from the building automation system, wherein the communication stream comprises a first video stream received from the building automation system;
transmit a first audio stream to the building automation system, wherein the first audio stream is tested and confirmed prior to being transmitted to the building automation system;
transmit a second communication stream to the building automation system; and
record the communication stream from the building automation system based at least in part on the identification of the entity within the viewable area of the building automation system.

US Pat. No. 10,171,253

NODE DIRECTED MULTICAST TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MESH NETWORKS

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

10. An apparatus for multicast traffic management, comprising:a processor;
memory in electronic communication with the processor; and
instructions stored in the memory and operable, when executed by the processor, to cause the apparatus to:
sense traffic within a wireless mesh network, the wireless mesh network comprising a first mesh node associated with a first multicast flow and a second mesh node associated with a second multicast flow;
generate a first rule for the first mesh node and a second rule for the second mesh node based at least in part on the sensed traffic, the at least one rule based at least in part on channel state information, the channel state information being a state of a channel shared by the first multicast flow and the second multicast flow;
transmit the first rule to the first mesh node and the second rule to the second mesh node, the transmission sent in a routing path based at least in part on the first rule and the second rule; and
instruct the first mesh node and the second mesh node to change a pre-routing parameter during packet processing.

US Pat. No. 10,171,245

CRYPTO INTEGRATION PLATFORM

t0.com, Inc., Midvale, U...

1. A computerized method comprising:creating, by a computer, a first account and a second account for a first customer, the first account having a first address and at least a first private key corresponding with the first account, the second account having a second address and at least a second private key corresponding with the second account, each of the first account and the second account having a common customer identifier associated with the first customer;
receiving, from a remote computing device, an order for exchanging one or more digital transactional items associated with the first account, wherein the order is associated with the common customer identifier;
electronically signing, with the at least the first private key corresponding with the first account, a first transaction to transfer the one or more digital transactional items from the first account to the second account, wherein the one or more digital transactional items are transferred from the first account to the second account once the first transaction is electronically signed by the at least the first private key, wherein the one or more digital transactional items in the second account are committed for use in the order for exchanging the one or more digital transaction items;
electronically signing, with the at least the first private key corresponding with the first account, a second transaction to use the one or more digital transaction items in the order for exchanging the one or more digital transactional items;
verifying that both the first transaction and the second transaction were signed with the at least the first private key to verify that the one or more digital transaction items are committed and available for the order exchanging the one or more digital transactional items; and
authorizing placement of the order on a cryptographic exchange upon verifying that both the first transaction and the second transaction were signed with the at least the first private key.

US Pat. No. 10,171,244

INCREASED COMMUNICATION SECURITY

Idaax Technologies Privat...

1. A method of increasing communication security, said method comprising:communicating, from a first computer system, a unique identifier associated with a second computer system, wherein said communicating further comprises communicating said unique identifier for delivery to a third computer system;
receiving, at said first computer system from said third computer system, a first message including a first data portion and a second data portion, wherein said first data portion is associated with a security token, wherein said first data portion includes a first instance of a session key, and wherein said second data portion includes a second instance of said session key;
performing, at said first computer system, message validation associated with said first message;
if said first message is valid, generating a second message including said first data portion; and
if said first message is valid, communicating said second message from said first computer system for delivery to said second computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,171,184

METHODOLOGY OF USING THE VARIOUS CAPABILITIES OF THE SMART BOX TO PERFORM TESTING OF OTHER FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SMART DEVICE

W2BI, INC., South Plainf...

1. An automatic system level testing (ASLT) system for testing smart devices, said system comprising:a system controller operable to be coupled to a smart device, wherein the system controller comprises a memory comprising test logic and a processor;
an enclosure comprising a plurality of components, the plurality of components comprising:
a robotic arm comprising a stylus, wherein the robotic arm and the stylus are operable to actuate buttons on a screen of the smart device;
a platform comprising a device holder, wherein the device holder is operable to hold the smart device inserted therein; and
a wireless access point, wherein the wireless access point is configured to transmit wireless signals for performing a test selected from the group consisting of: a Bluetooth test, a Wi-Fi test, a Near Field Communication (NFC) test and a wireless charge test;
and wherein the processor is configured to automatically control the smart device and the plurality of components in accordance with the test logic, and wherein the processor is further configured to:
control the smart device to activate a wireless mode therein by actuating a button associated with the wireless mode on the screen of the smart device using the robotic arm and the stylus;
receive wireless signals from the wireless access point using the smart device;
retrieve wireless scan results from the smart device; and
analyze the wireless scan results to determine wireless functionality for the smart device.

US Pat. No. 10,171,180

FIBER OPTIC COMMUNICATIONS AND POWER NETWORK

Radius Universal, LLC, L...

1. A method for providing power and data communication for at least one client end device, comprising:connecting at least one fiber optic cable of a fiber optic network from an external remote data source to a power insertion device, wherein the power insertion device is connected to a source of mains power;
converting, by the power insertion device, the mains power to low voltage power, wherein the low voltage power is approximately 60 volts or less;
delivering, via at least one hybrid cable and via at least one connection interface device, the low voltage power from the power insertion device to the at least one client end device, wherein the at least one connection interface device is connected to the power insertion device via the at least one hybrid cable, wherein the at least one hybrid cable comprises at least one fiber optic line and at least one low voltage power line, and wherein the at least one connection interface device is configure to request power in a first mode of operation and to leech power from power being provided to the at least one client end device in a second mode of operation; and
communicating, between the at least one client end device and the external remote data source, digital data via the at least one fiber optic line of the at least one hybrid cable and via the at least one fiber optic cable of the fiber optic network.

US Pat. No. 10,170,922

GAN CIRCUIT DRIVERS FOR GAN CIRCUIT LOADS

Navitas Semiconductor, In...

1. An electronic circuit comprising:a GaN-based low side switch having a low side switch control gate, a low side switch source and a low side switch drain, wherein the low side switch source is connected to a ground and the low side switch drain is connected to a switch node;
a low side switch driver circuit having an output connected to the low side switch control gate;
a GaN-based high side switch having a high side switch control gate, a high side switch source and a high side switch drain, wherein the high side switch source is connected to the switch node and the high side switch drain is connected to a voltage source; and
a high side switch driver circuit having an output connected to the high side switch control gate;
wherein the low side switch driver circuit is disposed on a unitary silicon-based die that includes a control circuit configured to control the low side switch driver circuit and the high side switch driver circuit; and
a GaN-based level shift circuit configured receive a drive signal from the control circuit, level shift the drive signal and transmit a level shifted drive signal to the high side switch driver circuit.

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. 10,169,788

DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE EFFICIENT GENERATION OF PRIVACY RISK ASSESSMENTS

OneTrust, LLC, Atlanta, ...

1. A computer-implemented data processing method for efficiently conducting privacy risk assessments for a plurality of privacy campaigns, the method comprising, for each of the plurality of privacy campaigns:presenting, by one or more processors, a threshold privacy assessment to a user that includes a first set of one or more questions for a first plurality of question/answer pairings that identify one or more privacy characteristics of a particular privacy campaign;
receiving, by one or more processors, respective answers for the first plurality of question/answer pairings regarding the one or more privacy characteristics of the particular privacy campaign;
determining, by one or more processors, a threshold privacy risk score for the particular privacy campaign that identifies a level of risk for one or more of the privacy characteristics indicated in the question/answer pairings, wherein determining the threshold privacy risk score for the particular privacy campaign comprises determining a risk level based at least in part on the one or more privacy characteristics;
comparing, by one or more processors, the threshold privacy risk score to a threshold privacy risk value, the threshold privacy risk value indicating a pre-determined level of risk regarding the one or more privacy characteristics of the particular privacy campaign;
determining, by one or more processors, whether the threshold privacy risk score exceeds the threshold privacy risk value;
in response to determining that the threshold privacy risk score exceeds the threshold privacy risk value:
providing, by one or more processors, a privacy impact assessment to the user that includes a second set of questions for a second plurality of question/answer pairings that identify one or more privacy characteristics of the particular privacy campaign, the second set of one or more questions including one or more questions that are different from questions within the first set of one or more questions; and
determining, by one or more processors, a second risk score based at least in part on the second plurality of question/answer pairings by:
determining a weighting factor for each of the second plurality of question/answer pairings, the second plurality of question/answer pairings including:
a nature of personal data collected as part of the particular privacy campaign;
electronically determining a relative risk rating for each of the second plurality of question/answer pairings;
electronically calculating the second risk score based upon, for each of the second plurality of question/answer pairings, the relative risk rating and the weighting factor; and
electronically associating the second risk score with the particular privacy campaign.

US Pat. No. 10,169,609

DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS FOR FULFILLING DATA SUBJECT ACCESS REQUESTS AND RELATED METHODS

OneTrust, LLC, Atlanta, ...

1. A computer-implemented data processing method for responding to a data subject access request, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more computer processors, a data subject access request from a requestor comprising one or more request parameters, wherein the one or more request parameters comprise one or more pieces of personal data associated with the requestor;
validating, by the one or more computer processors, an identity of the requestor based at least in part on the one or more request parameters;
in response to validating the identity of the requestor, determining, by the one or more computer processors, based on fulfillment constraint data, whether the data subject access request is subject to one or more response fulfillment constraints associated with the requestor, wherein determining whether the data subject access request is subject to one or more response fulfillment constraints comprises determining whether the data subject request comprises one of a threshold quantity of data subject access requests from the requestor within a threshold time period;
in response to determining that the data subject access request is subject to one or more response fulfillment constraints, notifying, by the one or more computer processors, the requestor that the data subject access request is subject to one or more limitations, and taking at least one action based on the data subject access request and the one or more limitations, wherein the at least one action comprises denying the data subject access request, or requesting one or more processing fees prior to fulfilling the request; and
in response to determining that the data subject access request is not subject to one or more response fulfillment constraints:
(1) identifying, by one or more computer processors, the one or more pieces of personal data associated with the requestor, the one or more pieces of personal data being stored in one or more data repositories associated with a particular organization, and
(2) data using the one or more pieces of personal data to fulfill the data subject access request; and
updating the fulfillment constraint data, in computer memory, to reflect that the data subject access request has been made.

US Pat. No. 10,168,984

IMAGE RECEIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF FOR DETERMINING AN ORIENTATION OF A SCREEN OF AN ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

AUTOCHIPS INC., Hefei, A...

1. A method for determining an orientation of a screen of an electronic apparatus, comprising the following steps of:receiving a screen shared image transmitted by the electronic apparatus, wherein the screen shared image is a color image;
performing line sampling on pixels of the screen shared image; and
determining whether the screen is in a landscape orientation or in a portrait orientation according to color values of the sampled pixels of the screen shared image;
wherein the step of determining wherein the screen is in the landscape orientation or in the portrait orientation according to color values of the sampled pixels of the screen shared image, further comprises the following steps of:
determining an effective image region in the screen shared image according to the color values of the sampled pixels, wherein the screen shared image comprises the effective image region and a peripheral region outside the effective image region, the effective image region corresponds to an image actually displayed by the screen of the electronic apparatus; and
determining whether the screen of the electronic apparatus is in the landscape orientation or in the portrait orientation according to the effective image region;
wherein the step of performing line sampling on pixels of the screen shared image comprises: sampling the pixels of the screen shared image along a preset straight line, wherein the preset straight line runs through the effective image region and the peripheral region outside the effective image region; and
the step of determining the effective image region comprises: comparing the color values of the sampled pixels of the screen shared image to determine boundary points of the effective image region on the preset straight line.

US Pat. No. 10,168,977

BIDIRECTIONAL SCANNING UNIT, DRIVING METHOD AND GATE DRIVING CIRCUIT

SHANGHAI AVIC OPTO ELECTR...

1. A bidirectional scanning unit, comprising:a first-stage sub unit comprising
a first input module,
a first pull-up node,
a first pull-up control module,
a second pull-up control module,
a first pull-down node,
a first pull-down control module,
a second pull-down control module,
a first pull-down generating module,
a first output module, and
a first output terminal; and
a second-stage sub unit comprising
a second input module,
a second pull-up node,
a third pull-up control module,
a fourth pull-up control module,
a second pull-down node,
a third pull-down control module,
a fourth pull-down control module,
a second pull-down generating module,
a second output module, and
a second output terminal; and, wherein
the first input module is configured to control a conduction state between a first voltage terminal and the first pull-up node and control a conduction state between a third voltage terminal and the first output terminal in response to a signal of a first control terminal, and to control a conduction state between a second voltage terminal and the first pull-up node and control a conduction state between the third voltage terminal and the first output terminal in response to a signal of a second control terminal, wherein a level of a signal outputted from the first voltage terminal is opposite to a level of a signal outputted from the second voltage terminal;
the second input module is configured to control a conduction state between the first voltage terminal and the second pull-up node and control a conduction state between the third voltage terminal and the second output terminal in response to a signal of a third control terminal, and to control a conduction state between the second voltage terminal and the second pull-up node and control a conduction state between the third voltage terminal and the second output terminal in response to a signal of a fourth control terminal, wherein a structure of the first input module is identical to a structure of the second input module;
the first pull-up control module is configured to control a conduction state between the first pull-down node and the third voltage terminal and control a conduction state between the first pull-down node and the first pull-down generating module in response to a signal of the first pull-up node, the second pull-up control module is configured to control a conduction state between the first pull-down node and the third voltage terminal and control a conduction state between the first pull-down node and the first pull-down generating module in response to a signal of the second pull-up node;
the third pull-up control module is configured to control a conduction state between the second pull-down node and the third voltage terminal and control a conduction state between the second pull-down node and the second pull-down generating module in response to a signal of the second pull-up node, the fourth pull-up control module is configured to control a conduction state between the second pull-down node and the third voltage terminal and control a conduction state between the second pull-down node and the second pull-down generating module in response to a signal of the first pull-up node, wherein a structure of the first pull-up control module is identical to a structure of the third pull-up control module, and a structure of the second pull-up control module is identical to a structure of the fourth pull-up control module;
the first pull-down generating module is configured to control a conduction state between a first signal terminal and the first pull-down node in response a signal of the first signal terminal;
the second pull-down generating module is configured to control a conduction state between a second signal terminal and the second pull-down node in response to a signal of the second signal terminal, wherein a structure of the first pull-down generating module is identical to a structure of the second pull-down generating module;
the first pull-down control module is configured to control a conduction state between the first pull-up node and the third voltage terminal and control a conduction state between the third voltage terminal and the first output terminal in response to a signal of the first pull-down node, the second pull-down control module is configured to control a conduction state between the first pull-up node and the third voltage terminal and control a conduction state between the third voltage terminal and the first output terminal in response to a signal of the second pull-down node;
the third pull-down control module is configured to control a conduction state between the second pull-up node and the third voltage terminal and control a conduction state between the third voltage terminal and the second output terminal in response to a signal of the second pull-down node, the fourth pull-down control module is configured to control a conduction state between the second pull-up node and the third voltage terminal and control a conduction state between the third voltage terminal and the second output terminal in response to a signal of the first pull-down node, wherein a structure of the first pull-down control module is identical to a structure of the third pull-down control module, and a structure of the second pull-down control module is identical to a structure of the fourth pull-down control module; and
the first output module is configured to control a conduction state between a first clock signal terminal and the first output terminal in response to a signal of the first pull-up node, and the second output module is configured to control a conduction state between a second clock signal terminal and the second output terminal in response to a signal of the second pull-up node, wherein a phase difference between a signal outputted from the first clock signal terminal and a signal outputted from the second clock signal terminal is 180 degrees, and a structure of the first output module is identical to a structure of the second output module.

US Pat. No. 10,168,952

MEMORY SYSTEM AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF USING SEGMENT LISTS

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A memory system comprising:a memory device comprising a plurality of memory blocks including at least one first memory block for storing a data and at least one second memory block for storing a map data including a first map data and a second map data, wherein the first map data and the second map data have an inverse relation to each other; and
a controller comprising at least one controller memory, the controller for storing plural write data corresponding to a write command received from the host into the first memory block and updating the second map data corresponding to each of the plural write data,
wherein the controller is configured to:
generate a segment list by grouping second segments of the plural write data based on first segments of the plural write data;
store the segment list in the controller memory; and
update the first map data by checking the segment list.

US Pat. No. 10,168,950

COORDINATION OF CONNECTION INITIATION SCHEDULING IN A DISTRIBUTED STORAGE NETWORK (DSN)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

8. A processing system configured to implement a coordination unit for use in a distributed storage network (DSN) including a plurality of distributed computing systems, the coordination unit comprising:at least one computing core and associated memory configured to implement a scheduling module coupled to the plurality of distributed computing systems included in the DSN, wherein the DSN spans a plurality of time zones;
the scheduling module configured to:
identify a number of the distributed computing systems operating in each of the plurality of time zones;
for each distributed computing system operating in a particular time zone, select a connection time based, at least in part, on the number of distributed computing systems operating in the particular time zone, wherein a connection time selected for a particular distributed computing system specifies a recurring time period to be used by the particular distributed computing system for initiating a connection with the coordination unit; and
issue scheduling messages to the plurality of distributed computing systems, wherein the scheduling messages include information specifying connection times for particular distributed computing systems.

US Pat. No. 10,168,841

TOUCH PANEL

HANNSTOUCH SOLUTION INCOR...

1. A touch panel comprising:a substrate;
a shielding layer formed only at the periphery of the substrate for defining a touch area and a wiring area surrounding the touch area, wherein the shielding layer is a light-shielding layer and comprises black photoresist;
a sensitive layer formed at the touch area, comprising a plurality of sensing units;
a signal wire layer formed on the sensitive layer and the shielding layer, wherein the signal wire layer comprises a first grounding component directly on the shielding layer, the first grounding component is only disposed on the shielding layer and comprises a plurality of first conductive strips and a plurality of reinforcing ribs laterally connecting the first conductive strips such that a plurality of first hollow portions are enclosed by the first conductive strips and the reinforcing ribs, wherein at least parts of the first hollow portions and at least parts of the first conductive strips are alternatingly arranged; and
a protecting layer formed on the sensitive layer and the signal wire layer.

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. 10,168,608

SAMPLING STAND FOR FOOD PRODUCTS IN A RETAIL STORE AND METHOD OF OPERATING A SAMPLING STAND

ASDA STORES LIMITED, Lee...

1. A sampling stand for displaying samples in a retail store, comprising:a base unit configured to rest in use on a floor, the base unit having a display worktop at an upper part of the base unit for displaying the samples;
a gantry mounted above the display worktop of the base unit by one or more supports between the gantry and the base unit;
a projector unit at the gantry to project a visible image onto the display worktop of the base unit;
a motion sensor at the gantry to detect motion between the gantry and the base unit; and
a controller configured to control the visible image projected by the projector dependent on the detected motion, including performing operations of:
entering a first mode and performing a predetermined interaction sequence in relation to visible images projected onto a first image display region while simultaneously sensing motion in a first monitoring zone which is substantially co-located with the first image display region;
examining the detected motion and when the motion meets a predetermined condition transitioning to a second mode based on the detected motion; and
in the second mode, projecting visible images onto a second image display region while simultaneously sensing motion in a second monitoring zone which is substantially co-located with the second image display region.

US Pat. No. 10,168,476

CLADDING DEFINED TRANSMISSION GRATING

Acacia Communications, In...

1. A multi-layer photonic structure, comprising:a silicon waveguide core;
an optical grating adjacent to the silicon waveguide core, the optical grating defined by a plurality of disconnected pillars of a silicon cladding material arranged in a first layer of the multi-layer photonic structure; and
separators separating the plurality of disconnected pillars of the silicon cladding material,
wherein the silicon waveguide core has a core region of uniform thickness aligned with the optical grating, the core region being disposed in a second layer of the multi-layer photonic structure that is out of plane from the first layer.

US Pat. No. 10,168,440

METHOD TO DETERMINE OPTIMAL SPACING BETWEEN SEISMIC ENERGY SOURCES UTILIZING MUTUAL ADMITTANCE

APACHE CORPORATION, Hous...

1. A method for determining an optimum spacing of seismic energy sources, comprising: (a) deploying a plurality of seismic energy sources along a source line, the seismic vibrators separated from each other at a selected spacing; (b) deploying seismic receivers along a receiver line orthogonally oriented to the source line; (c) simultaneously actuating each of the plurality of seismic energy sources while recording signals from the seismic receivers; (d) repeating (a) and (c) for a plurality of different spacings between the seismic energy sources; (e) calculating a seismic energy in the recorded signals in separate time windows selected to represent reflected body wave signal, and source generated ground roll noise, respectively; (f) calculating a signal-to-noise ratio with respect to the spacing of the seismic energy sources; and (g) selecting the optimum spacing between the seismic energy sources based on the signal-to-noise ratio; and (h) wherein the seismic energy sources have spacings therebetween selected to utilize mutual admittance effects at various selected bandwidths.

US Pat. No. 10,168,302

SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHODS

The University of Manches...

1. A pipe inspection method to identify characteristic acoustic impedance associated with a pipe; the method comprising the steps ofresolving a plurality of measured resultant pressure waveforms, px1(t), px2(t), . . . , pxn(t) and px2(t),associated with the pipe into a number of associated waveforms; the number of associated waveforms being a function of the plurality of measured resultant pressure waveforms measured at respective positions; the plurality of measured resultant pressure waveforms representing measurements by a plurality of acoustic detection devices positioned at the respective positions of a launch body for exciting the pipe using an excitation waveform;
deriving one or both of an impulse response, h(t),of the pipe and a corresponding-transfer function of the pipe from the number of associated waveforms; the one or both of the impulse response and the transfer function bearing the characteristic acoustic impedance associated with the pipe, wherein the step of deriving the one or both of the impulse response and the transfer function comprises evaluating h(t) from h(t)*[px1(t)?px2(t)*hm12(t)]=[px2(t)*hm12?1(t)?px1(t)], where hm12(t) represents the transfer function between a first and second acoustic detection devices of the plurality of acoustic detection devices.

US Pat. No. 10,168,272

SAMPLING APPARATUS COMPRISING A REFERENCE MARKER

Gerresheimer Regensburg G...

1. A sampling apparatus made of a material, comprising a body of the material forming a cavity for receiving a liquid sample, and comprising a gauging region able to be arranged in a focus region of a visual measuring device for determining the position of the sampling apparatus, the cavity, or both, and in which at least one reference marker is arranged to be detected by means of the visual measuring device, wherein the reference marker is formed in an inner region of the body that is remote from a surface of the body and is in the form of a generated surface and a top surface of a truncated cone.

US Pat. No. 10,168,255

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING AIR EMISSIONS DURING PIG RECEIVER DEPRESSURIZATION

MARKWEST ENERGY PARTNERS,...

1. A method to characterize emissions during pig receiver depressurization, the method comprising:isolating pressurized gas flow between a pipeline and a pig receiver, the pig receiver having a receiver barrel and a pig disposed therein;
controlling a valve to release pressurized gas from the pig receiver as exhaust gas into an exhaust gas line that is in fluid communication with the pig receiver;
ascertaining mass flow rate and exhaust pressure of the exhaust gas, the exhaust gas line having a slip stream in fluid communication therewith;
obtaining a plurality of exhaust gas samples from the slip stream over a range of different exhaust pressures;
measuring sampling time periods for each of the plurality of exhaust gas samples;
measuring elapsed times from when pressurized gas is first released from the pig receiver to when each of the plurality of exhaust gas samples is obtained;
analyzing each of the plurality of exhaust gas samples after supplied to and with one or more gas analyzers to identify a plurality of gas components; and
determining a percentage of each gas component identified in each of the plurality of exhaust gas samples.

US Pat. No. 10,168,186

SENSOR FOR DETECTING A PERIOD MAGNETIC FIELD

NTN-SNR ROULEMENTS, Anne...

1. A detection sensor for detecting a periodic magnetic field comprising a measuring assembly integrating at least one magnetoresistive element, electrical resistance of the magnetoresistive element varies as a function of the amplitude of the component of said periodic magnetic field in a direction X, said magnetoresistive element comprising a stack of two conductive magnetic layers indicated as reference and sensitive layers, respectively, a separation layer is disposed between the reference and sensitive layers, so that the electrical resistance of said stack is dependent on the relative orientation of the magnetization of the reference and sensitive layers, said detection sensor further comprising an electronic circuit configured to use the variations in said electrical resistance in order to deliver a signal representing the magnetic field to be detected, the reference layer having magnetic anisotropy in the direction X and the sensitive layer having magnetic anisotropy in a direction Y perpendicular to the direction X, said detection sensor including a permanent polarization magnet having a surface extending in a plane of directions X and Y and having a symmetry plane of directions X and Z, the direction Z being perpendicular to the directions X and Y and being the direction along which the magnetic field of said permanent polarization magnet mainly extends, the measuring assembly being disposed with respect to the symmetry plane of the permanent polarization magnet so that the reference layer, the sensitive layer, and the separation layer of the magnetoresistive element are disposed in a plane parallel to the surface while being offset from said plane in the direction Y by a distance (?y) that is arranged so that the magnetic field of the permanent polarization magnet orients the magnetization of the sensitive layer in the direction Y while allowing variations in the orientation of said magnetization according to the component of the direction X of the magnetic field to be detected, said variations in magnetization causing a linear variation in the electrical resistance of the magnetoresistive element over a magnetic field range to be detected, and the measuring assembly being offset from the symmetry plane by a distance (?y) that lies between 5 and 15% of the dimension (Dy) of the surface of the polarization magnet in the direction Y.

US Pat. No. 10,168,120

ADAPTIVE CONFIGURATION FOR A FIREARM

Abrams Airborne Manufactu...

1. A firearm upper receiver comprising:a receiver housing extending lengthwise between a forward end and a rearward end, said receiver housing at least partially defining a receiver chamber dimensioned to at least partially receive an associated firearm action mechanism, said receiver housing including first and second openings extending therethrough in communication with said receiver chamber, said first opening disposed toward said forward end and dimensioned to permit discharge of associated spent cartridges from said receiver chamber, said second opening disposed toward said rearward end of said receiver housing relative to said first opening with said first and second openings disposed in spaced relation to one another in said lengthwise direction; and,
an attachment secured to said receiver housing and at least partially obscuring said second opening, said attachment including a cartridge deflection surface oriented toward said first opening and dimensioned to deflect associated spent cartridges discharged from said first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,168,078

REFRIGERATION SYSTEM

MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD., ...

1. A refrigeration system including a refrigeration cycle, comprising:a circulation path in which a refrigerant flows; and
at least one compressor for compressing the refrigerant, a heat exchanger for cooling the refrigerant compressed by the at least one compressor, a cold heat recovering exchanger, at least one expansion turbine for expanding the refrigerant cooled by the heat exchanger to generate cold heat, and a cooling part for cooling an object to be cooled by the cold heat provided on the circulation path in order,
wherein at least either the at least one compressor or the at least one expansion turbine comprises a plurality of compressors or expansion turbines which are arranged in parallel with one another with respect to the circulation path,
wherein the cold heat recovering exchanger, the at least one expansion turbine, and the cooling part are housed together in at least one cold box insulated from the outside,
wherein the at least one compressor and the heat exchanger for cooling the refrigerant compressed by the at least one compressor are housed together in at least one compressor unit other than the at least one cold box, and
wherein the at least one compressor unit is placed at a position farther from the object to be cooled than the at least one cold box.

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. 10,167,311

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. 10,167,294

FUSED BICYCLIC COMPOUNDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE

Akarna Therapeutics, Ltd....

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,167,061

BUOYANCY DEVICE FOR VERY DEEP WATER AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

Saipem S.p.A., San Donat...

1. A buoyancy device, comprising:a support structure which can be connected to one of an underwater installation and an underwater vehicle,
one or more buoyancy spheres connected to the support structure, said buoyancy spheres having a specific weight of less than 500 kg/m3, and a metal spherical shell defining a spherical inner volume and which has an outer diameter greater than 0.5 cm, and a radial thickness greater than 0.08 mm, wherein the spherical shell is obtained in one piece in nano-crystalline metal with an average grain size of less than 1000 nanometers.

US Pat. No. 10,166,922

ON-VEHICLE IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, ON-VEHICLE IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD FOR VEHICLE, AND ON-VEHICLE IMAGE SETTING DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An on-vehicle image display device comprising:a display unit;
an imaging unit configured to capture an imaging area on a side of a vehicle and behind the vehicle, the imaging area including at least a part of a rear wheel of the vehicle; and
an electronic control unit configured to determine whether the vehicle will turn and travel, the electronic control unit is configured to display a first portion of the imaging area, captured by the imaging unit, on the display unit as a non-turning-time image for the vehicle when the electronic control unit determines that the vehicle will travel without turning, and the electronic control unit is configured to display a second portion of the imaging area, captured by the imaging unit, on the display unit as a turning-time image for the vehicle when the electronic control unit determines that the vehicle will turn and travel,
wherein a greater amount of the rear wheel is visually displayed on the display unit in the second portion of the imaging area than is visually displayed on the display unit in the first portion of the imaging area.

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. 10,166,846

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. 10,166,841

VEHICLE CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM

International Truck Intel...

1. A land vehicle comprising:a powertrain comprising a motor for propelling the vehicle on land;
an occupant compartment for at least one occupant;
a climate control system for conditioning inside air within the occupant compartment, the climate control system having an air handler comprising a primary airway having an entrance, a blower fan for drawing air into the entrance and moving air through the primary airway and into the occupant compartment, a cooler for removing thermal energy from air moving through the primary airway, a heater for adding thermal energy to air moving through the primary airway, a first temperature sensor and a relative humidity sensor disposed to measure temperature and relative humidity of inside air, and a second temperature sensor for measuring surface temperature of the cooler; and
a controller for 1) calculating the dew point temperature of air from temperature measured by the first temperature sensor and relative humidity measured by the relative humidity sensor, 2) using the calculated dew point temperature to control surface temperature of the cooler to a controlled temperature, and 3) controlling temperature and relative humidity of inside air to achieve temperature and relative humidity within an area of a comfort zone, the comfort zone being bounded by a high temperature boundary, a low temperature boundary, a high relative humidity boundary, and a low relative humidity boundary, in which the first temperature sensor and the relative humidity sensor are disposed at an entrance of the primary airway, and the air handler comprises a damper upstream of the first temperature sensor and the relative humidity sensor for selecting air which flows into the entrance of the primary airway from one or both inside air and outside air which is outside the occupant compartment, the air handler also comprises a secondary airway in parallel with the primary airway, the secondary airway having an entrance through which inside air enters the secondary airway and is drawn through the secondary airway by the blower fan, a damper for controlling flow of inside air through the secondary airway, and an air distributor through which inside air which has passed through primary airway and inside air which has passed through secondary airway are introduced into the occupant compartment, the controller uses the calculated dew point temperature to control surface temperature of the cooler to a controlled temperature which is less than the calculated dew point temperature such that the magnitude of the difference between the calculated dew point temperature and temperature measured by the second temperature sensor is not greater than a defined temperature difference, and in which the controller is operable to cause the damper which controls flow of inside air through the secondary airway to block flow of inside air through the secondary airway until air entering the primary airway has one of temperature and relative humidity within the area of the comfort zone and then when the primary airway has one of temperature and relative humidity within the area, to cause the damper which controls flow of inside air through the secondary airway to allow at least some flow through the secondary airway.

US Pat. No. 10,166,785

DIRECT PRINTABLE RIGID SUBSTRATE FOR INKJET PRINTING

Charta Group, Inc

1. A system for imprinting artwork and photography, consisting of:a rigid substrate having a surface, the rigid substrate selected from the group consisting of: metal and wood; and
an ink receptive layer coating the surface of the rigid substrate, the ink receptive layer having a thickness from about 0.005 mm to about 1 mm of:
(i) dispersing pigment selected from the group consisting of: aluminum oxide, silicon oxide, calcium carbonate, titanium oxide, and combinations of these;
(ii) binder selected from the group consisting of: poly-vinyl ethanol (PVOH), ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA), poly-urethane dispersion (PUD), latex polymer, and combinations of these; and
an inkjet print onto the ink receptive layer forming a high quality artwork image.

US Pat. No. 10,166,612

TOOTH FORMATIONS AND ARRANGEMENT FOR A SAW BLADE

Irwin Industrial Tool Com...

1. A saw blade comprising:a blade body;
a cutting edge extending along the blade body, wherein the cutting edge comprises a plurality of teeth defining a repeating set pattern comprising groups of teeth, each of the plurality of teeth comprising a tip, a rake face located on a first side of the tip, a gullet located adjacent to the rake face and have a gullet depth, and at least one relief surface located on a second side of the tip opposite the first side,
wherein the repeating set pattern comprises:
a first unset tooth;
a first set tooth immediately following the first unset tooth and set to a first distance in a first set direction;
a second set tooth immediately following the first set tooth and set to a second distance in a second set direction opposite the first set direction;
a second unset tooth immediately following the second set tooth;
a third set tooth immediately following the second unset tooth and set to a third set distance in the second set direction; and
a fourth set tooth immediately following the third set tooth and set to a fourth set distance in the first set direction.

US Pat. No. 10,166,547

LIFTER BAR, METHOD FOR MAKING A LIFTER BAR, METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A LIFTER BAR AND A GRINDING MILL

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A lifter bar configured to be mountable to a shell of a grinding mill for ore grinding, comprising:an outer surface comprising a fixing surface to be arranged against the shell of the grinding mill;
a wear surface facing toward an interior portion of the grinding mill;
a lifter bar body having an outer surface conforming to the outer surface of the lifter bar; and
a fixing element for connecting the lifter bar to the shell of the grinding mill, the lifter bar body further comprising a first portion and a second portion forming a continuous lifter bar body, wherein the fixing element is embedded in the first portion such that the fixing element forms a part of the fixing surface of the lifter bar, wherein the first portion of the lifter bar body is made of rubber, wherein the second portion is made of polyurethane and forms 35-85% of a volume of the lifter bar.

US Pat. No. 10,166,415

BREATHING APPARATUS WITH TANK ALIGNMENT SYSTEM

MSA Technology, LLC, Cra...

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

US Pat. No. 10,166,352

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

Mallinckrodt Hospital Pro...

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

US Pat. No. 10,166,313

MEDICAL OR DENTAL MATERIAL FOR OSTEOGENESIS

MARUHA NICHIRO CORPORATIO...

1. A medical or dental material for osteogenesis, comprising a DNA/protamine/elastin complex, as an active ingredient for bone formation, comprising:(1) DNA;
(2) at least one protamine compound selected from the group consisting of protamine, a protamine derivative, and a prolamine hydrolysate; and
(3) an enzymatic degradation product of elastin having a molecular weight ranging from 350 to 3,600 Da; wherein the DNA and the at least one protamine compound form a DNA/protamine complex and the enzymatic degradation product of elastin is incorporated into the DNA/protamine complex to form the DNA/protamine/elastin complex; wherein the ratio of the DNA and the at least one protamine compound is from about 1:9 to about 9:1 by weight; and wherein about 1 to about 75 parts by weight for the enzymatic degradation product of elastin is blended with about 100 parts by weight of the DNA/protamine complex.

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. 10,166,115

INTERBODY FUSION DEVICE

SpineSmith Partners, L.P....

1. A spinal fusion device comprising:a fusion bearing device configured to fit between two adjacent vertebrae, the fusion bearing device having a top face and a bottom face through which an opening is formed that allows access to an interior space of the fusion bearing device to insert a fusion material;
a cantilevered shelf extending from an interior wall of the fusion bearing device into the interior space and past an inner edge of the top face, wherein the cantilevered shelf is disposed on a plane located between the top face and the bottom face;
a retention device configured to couple to the fusion bearing device; and
one or more bone screws coupled to the retention device to compress the two adjacent vertebrae to the fusion bearing the device.

US Pat. No. 10,166,079

DEPTH-ENCODED FIDUCIAL MARKER FOR INTRAOPERATIVE SURGICAL REGISTRATION

SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBAD...

1. A method of performing intraoperative image registration during a medical procedure, the method comprising:providing a depth-encoded marker to an object of interest, the marker being imageable by at least two imaging systems, the marker having asymmetry in at least a depth dimension that is detectable by the at least two imaging systems;
obtaining a first set of image data of the object of interest using a first imaging system, the first set of image data encompassing the marker, the first set of image data being in a first image coordinate space;
obtaining a second set of image data of the object of interest using a second imaging system, the second set of image data encompassing the marker, the second set of image data being in a second image coordinate space;
obtaining tracking data tracking the same or different marker, using a tracking system, the tracking data being in a tracking coordinate space;
the first image coordinate space, the second image coordinate space and the tracking coordinate space being independent from each other;
performing a transformation mapping to register the first set of image data, the second set of image data and the tracking data to each other by:
mapping the first and second sets of image data to each other based on determination of three-dimensional (3D) position and orientation of the marker in each of the first and second sets of image data; and
mapping the first or second set of image data and the tracking data to each other based on a determination of 3D position and orientation of the same or different marker in each of the tracking data and the first or second set of image data.

US Pat. No. 10,166,022

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BONE FIXATION

Biomet C.V., Warsaw, IN ...

1. An orthopedic implant for use in fixation or fusion of bone segments, the implant comprising:a longitudinally extending bridge member having an upper surface portion, an opposed lower surface portion and opposed sides extending between the upper and lower surface portions, at least the opposed sides being formed of a porous metal construct having a porous metal outer surface, wherein the opposed sides of the bridge member taper outwardly all the way from the lower surface portion up to the upper surface portion such that the bridge member includes a wedge shaped structure with the lower surface portion having a smaller width than a corresponding width of the upper surface portion; and
first and second cylindrical fixation members integrally connected with the bridge member at opposed longitudinal ends of the bridge member, the first and second fixation members including a cylindrical body having a body width in a direction perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the bridge member greater than a corresponding bridge width of the bridge member and a member length between a top surface portion and an opposed bottom surface portion greater than a corresponding bridge length of the bridge member from the upper surface portion to the lower surface portion, at least the body being formed of the porous metal construct and having the porous metal outer surface;
wherein the bridge member and the first and second cylindrical fixation members include a solid core structure including a bridge core and integrally connected first and second cylindrical fixation member cores and the solid core structure is at least partially covered by the porous metal outer surface and wherein the lower surface portion of the bridge member is an exposed surface of the bridge core and is not covered by the porous metal;
wherein the implant is adapted to be positioned into the bone segments such that the bridge member is adapted to fix the bone segments in a first direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and the fixation members are adapted to fix the bone segments in a second direction parallel to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,165,799

AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM WITH SELF-ACTIVATED ELECTRIC HEATER

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An electronic vaping device comprising:a liquid storage portion configured to store a liquid vapor-forming substrate;
an electric heater including at least one heating element, the at least one heating element configured to heat the liquid vapor-forming substrate; and
electronic circuitry configured to
self-activate the electric heater for a first time interval during a period of inactivity of the electric heater between consecutive applications of negative pressure to a mouth-end of the electronic vaping device, and
determine depletion of the liquid vapor-forming substrate based on a relationship between a power applied to the at least one heating element during the first time interval and a resulting temperature change of the at least one heating element during the first time interval.
US Pat. No. 10,167,453

SACCHARIDE OXIDASE, AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SAME AND USE OF SAME

AMANO ENZYME INC., Nagoy...

1. A polynucleotide selected from the group consisting of:(a) a polynucleotide comprising the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9; and
(b) a polynucleotide comprising a nucleotide sequence having 90% or more sequence identity with the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9 and encoding a protein having saccharide oxidase activity, and wherein the polynucleotide is a cDNA.
US Pat. No. 10,167,215

METHOD FOR NITROGEN REMOVAL FROM AQUEOUS MEDIUM

Kemira Oyj, Helsinki (FI...

1. Method for nitrogen removal from aqueous medium, comprising steps of(a) converting NH4+ in the aqueous medium to NO2? by partial aerobic nitrification,
(b) partially reducing the obtained NO2? to N2O in anoxic conditions,
(c) decomposing N2O to N2 with energy recovery,
wherein a mixture of ferrous sulfate and ferric sulfate is used in step (b) for reduction of NO2? to N2O.
US Pat. No. 10,168,328

IDENTIFICATION OF ANTIGEN EPITOPES AND IMMUNE SEQUENCES RECOGNIZING THE ANTIGENS

Roche Sequencing Solution...

1. A method for identifying a T cell receptor (TCR) and an epitope peptide that specifically binds the TCR, the method comprising:a) providing a plurality of mixture partitions comprising a population of T cells, the T cells comprising a plurality of different TCRs having a TCR heavy chain encoded by a TCR heavy chain nucleic acid and a TCR light chain encoded by a TCR light chain nucleic acid, wherein individual mixture partitions of the plurality of mixture partitions comprise:
i) a portion of the population of T cells, wherein the portion of T cells comprises one or more TCRs that specifically bind to a portion of a plurality of epitope peptides present in the mixture partition;
ii) a plurality of partition-specific barcodes comprising nucleic acid sequence capable of identifying the partition; and
iii) a plurality of epitope nucleic acids encoding the epitope peptides;
b) in the plurality of mixture partitions, generating barcoded nucleic acids by attaching the partition-specific barcodes to the TCR heavy chain, TCR light chain, and epitope nucleic acids;
c) pooling the barcoded nucleic acids to form a pooled mixture; and
d) sequencing the barcoded nucleic acids in the pooled mixture and thereby identifying the sequence of the heavy and light chain of the TCR that specifically binds the epitope peptide and the sequence of the epitope peptide that specifically binds the TCR by identifying heavy and light chain nucleic acids and epitope nucleic acids having matching partition-specific barcodes.
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. 10,167,316

ANTI-CANCER PEPTIDE AND USE THEREOF

ENSOL BIOSCIENCES INC., ...

1. A peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,172,258

COOLING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC BOARDS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A manifold assembly, comprising:a frame assembly having a plurality of sealed compartments each comprising a single heat sink registered to an underlying chip and/or package mounted on an electronic board;
a fluid channel within the frame assembly; and
an inlet and an outlet associated with each of the sealed compartments and in fluid communication with the fluid channel, the inlet and the outlet directing coolant over the single heat sink of each of the sealed compartments,
wherein the frame assembly includes:
a plurality of openings in a frame; and
a cold plate assembly sealed to sidewalls of the openings of a bottom plate,
fluid channels in the cold plate which includes the inlet and outlet for each of the sealed compartments, and
wherein the heat sink is mounted within each of the plurality of openings of the frame and in combination with sidewalls of the openings of the frame and the cold plate assembly form individual compartments each of which is in fluid communication with the fluid channels.

US Pat. No. 10,172,255

ENHANCED RACK/CABINET MOBILITY AND STABILITY FOR A SERVER RACK

International Business Ma...

1. A mobility apparatus comprising:a continuous fixed-length rail attached horizontally to a bottom structural member of a front or a rear of a server rack, wherein the continuous fixed-length rail exceeds a width of the server rack by an equal amount on either side of the server rack;
a lower rail portion attached to a lower edge of the continuous fixed-length rail, wherein the lower rail portion is substantially perpendicular to the continuous fixed-length rail;
a raised rail portion attached to an extended length of each portion of the continuous fixed-length rail, wherein each raised rail portion is substantially perpendicular to the continuous fixed-length rail; and
at least one wheel attached to an underside of each end of the extended length of the continuous fixed-length rail.

US Pat. No. 10,172,243

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHODS TO ENHANCE RELIABILITY

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:forming a plurality of through holes in a substrate, the substrate comprising a plurality of metal layers separated by a plurality of insulating layers;
selectively etching the insulating layers in the through holes to form a plurality of copper lands and recesses between the copper lands;
exposing the substrate to a polymerization precursor mixture comprising an initiator and a monomer or oligomer whose polymerization is inhibited by copper to form a precursor layer in the recesses of the through holes;
polymerizing the precursor layer to form a polymer coating in the recesses of the through holes; and
washing the through holes with an organic solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,172,197

DIMMABLE SINGLE-STAGE POWER CONVERTER WITH ADAPTIVE SWITCHING FREQUENCY CONTROL

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR, INC...

1. A method for a circuit with adaptive switching frequency control, the method comprising:operating a controller of a dimmable single-stage power converter in pulse width modulation (PWM) mode at a first switching frequency level from a maximum dimming duty-ratio level until a first dimming duty-ratio level;
operating the controller in PWM mode, while reducing switching frequency from the first switching frequency level to a second switching frequency level, from the first dimming duty-ratio level until a second dimming duty-ratio level;
operating the controller in PWM mode at the second switching frequency level from the second dimming duty-ratio level until a current command (Vipk) falls below a predetermined low limit value; and
operating the controller in skip mode, while reducing the switching frequency from the second switching frequency level, until a minimum dimming duty-ratio level is reached.

US Pat. No. 10,172,147

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOCATING RADIO RESOURCES FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSION IN CELLULAR NETWORKS

TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A., M...

1. A method for allocating, in a wireless communications network, radio resources for uplink transmissions, the method comprising:selecting, among said radio resources, an allocation group comprising an ordered succession of radio resources available for allocation from a first radio resource to a last radio resource; and
iteratively performing:
selection of the last radio resource of the allocation group, each last radio resource taking, at each iteration, a position in the ordered succession lower than a position taken in the ordered succession by the last radio resource of an immediately previous iteration,
estimation of a signal to interference-plus-noise ratio per radio resource of the allocation group according to a number of radio resources of the allocation group, from the first to the last radio resources of the allocation group, and according to history transmissions information, the estimation of the signal to interference-plus-noise ratio including multiplying the signal to interference-plus-noise ratio by a scaling factor that is based on a number of radio resources in the allocation group, and
until the signal to interference-plus-noise ratio per radio resource is higher than a predetermined signal to interference-plus-noise ratio, allocation of the radio resources from said first to said last radio resources of the allocation group.

US Pat. No. 10,172,142

INTERFERENCE COORDINATOR METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A network-side coordination device, comprising:a receiver, configured to receive an interference coordination request initiated by a terminal located in an area of a first cell;
a processor, configured to pre-establish an interference matrix for representing historical reference interference of each second cell to each area in the first cell; acquire a spectrum resource real-time occupation status of each second cell; determine, according to the pre-established interference matrix and the acquired spectrum resource real-time occupation status of each second cell, a sum of actual interference of all second cells to a spectrum resource to be used by the terminal; determine whether the determined sum of the actual interference does not exceed a preset interference threshold value range; and if the determined sum of the actual interference does not exceed the preset interference threshold value range, trigger a sender to deliver a first scheduling indication to the terminal, or if the determined sum of the actual interference exceeds the preset interference threshold value range, trigger a sender to deliver a second scheduling indication to the terminal; and
the sender, configured to deliver, as triggered by the processor, the first scheduling indication to the terminal, to indicate that the terminal can use the to-be-used spectrum resource; or deliver, as triggered by the processor, the second scheduling indication to the terminal, to indicate that the terminal cannot use the to-be-used spectrum resource;
wherein the first cell is in a first system, each second cell is in a second system, and each second cell is a neighboring cell of the first cell.

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. 10,171,908

RECORDING MEETING AUDIO VIA MULTIPLE INDIVIDUAL SMARTPHONES

EVERNOTE CORPORATION, Re...

1. A method of recording audio information from a meeting having a plurality of participants including a first participant and a second participant, comprising:at a computing system with one or more processors and memory:
establishing a first connection with a first audio input device of a plurality of audio input devices, the first connection configured to enable the computing system to receive a first audio stream recorded by the first audio input device;
establishing a second connection with a second audio input device of the plurality of audio input devices, the second connection configured to enable the computing system to receive a second audio stream recorded by the second audio input device;
determining that the first and second audio input devices correspond respectively to the first and second participants;
receiving the first and second audio streams during the meeting;
measuring relative volume levels of the first and second audio streams;
identifying from the first audio stream first audio fragments corresponding to speech by the first participant based on: (i) a stored voice profile of the first participant, or (ii) the relative volume levels;
storing as a first audio channel the first audio fragments;
identifying from the second audio stream second audio fragments corresponding to speech by the second participant based on: (i) a stored voice profile of the second participant, or (ii) the relative volume levels;
storing as a second audio channel the second audio fragments, the first and second audio channels being separate from each other and being associated with the first and second participants, respectively;
wherein, in response to the first and second participants speaking at the same time, storing the first audio fragments and the second audio fragments includes:
simultaneously storing the first audio fragments as the first audio channel and the second audio fragments as the second audio channel; and
filtering the first audio fragments and the second audio fragments to separate speech by the first participant from speech by the second participant; and
providing, at the computing system, a storyboard audio channel that includes the first and second audio fragments and identifies the first and second participants as speakers corresponding to the first and second audio fragments, respectively, wherein the identifying is based on which of the first and second audio channels contains the first and second audio fragments.

US Pat. No. 10,171,755

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING LIGHT SOURCES

Elbit Systems of America,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,171,667

CLUSTER BASED CRM

Directly Software, Inc., ...

1. An expert management system configured to manage customer service inquiries, the system comprising:a request I/O configured to receive a stream of customer service inquiries;
status logic configured to monitor statuses of a plurality of human experts;
expert data storage configured to store data characterizing one or more specialty characteristics of each of the plurality of experts;
cluster detection logic configured to assign the customer service inquiries to clusters of the customer service requests, the clusters having common characteristics or being satisfied using similar responses;
matching logic to match individual human experts to particular members of the customer service inquiries, the matching being at least partially based on membership of the particular customer service request being in particular members of the identified clusters; and
routing logic configured to route the customer service inquiries to members of the human experts.

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. 10,171,139

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. 10,171,017

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, MOTOR CONTROL APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A MOTOR

HP PRINTING KOREA CO., LT...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:an engine portion to perform an image forming job;
a step motor, including a plurality of coils, to start the engine portion;
a driver to provide a predetermined constant current to a selected coil among the plurality of coils of the step motor, the driver including:
a driver circuit,
a coil selector, switchable to each of the plurality of coils, to switch to the selected coil among the plurality of coils, according to a control of the driver circuit, so that the predetermined constant current is supplied to the selected coil, and
a sensing resistor, connected in series with the selected coil and having one end connected to the coil selector and another end connected to ground, to measure a current that flows to the selected coil; and
a drive controller to sense a voltage value of the sensing resistor, to measure a load level of the step motor based on the sensed voltage value of the sensing resistor, to control the driver to provide the predetermined constant current that corresponds to the measured load level, and to determine whether the step motor is normally operated through a comparison of the measured load level with pre-stored load level information during the normal operation, the drive controller including a sensor to sense the voltage value of the sensing resistor, the sensor including a first low pass filter, connected to the one end of the sensing resistor of the driver, to sense an output voltage of the low pass filter as the voltage value of the sensing resistor, and
wherein
the drive controller further includes:
a second low pass filter to sense a constant current control value based on the predetermined constant current provided by the driver to the selected coil,
a first amplifier to amplify the sensed voltage value according to a first predetermined gain value to produce a first output value,
a second amplifier to amplify the sensed constant current control value according to a second predetermined gain value to produce a second output value,
a comparator to output a difference between the first output value and the second output value to obtain the measured load level of the step motor, and
a determinator to determine the predetermined constant current to be supplied to the step motor based on the measured load level.

US Pat. No. 10,170,946

MOTOR HAVING NON-CIRCULAR STATOR

Persimmon Technologies Co...

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

US Pat. No. 10,170,945

YAGI ANTENNA SHAPED WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS

University of Ulsan Found...

1. A Yagi antenna comprising:a power transmitting coil which generates an electromagnetic wave;
a lattice-shaped first slab which is positioned at a rear side of the power transmitting coil and reflects the electromagnetic wave generated at the power transmitting coil; and
a lattice-shaped second slab which is positioned at a front side of the power transmitting coil, focuses the electromagnetic wave generated at the power transmitting coil and the electromagnetic wave reflected by the first slab, and transmits the electromagnetic waves to the public.

US Pat. No. 10,170,910

ENERGY BASELINING SYSTEM INCLUDING AUTOMATED VALIDATION, ESTIMATION, AND EDITING RULES CONFIGURATION ENGINE

Enel X North America, Inc...

1. An energy baselining system that performs validation, estimation, and editing (VEE), the system comprising:a facility model processor, configured to employ one or more interval based energy consumption streams corresponding to a facility to develop and maintain weather-normalized baseline energy consumption data for said facility, where said weather-normalized baseline energy consumption data is derived from training data for said facility;
a post VEE readings data stores, configured to provide a plurality of tagged energy consumption data sets that are each associated with a corresponding one of said one or more interval based energy consumption streams, each of said plurality of tagged energy consumption data sets comprising:
first groups of contiguous interval values tagged as having been validated; and
second groups of contiguous interval values tagged as having been edited;
a VEE configuration engine, configured to read said post VEE readings data stores upon initiation of an event and, for said each of said plurality of tagged energy consumption data sets, configured to create a plurality of anomalies having a plurality of different durations using only said first groups of contiguous interval values, said first groups of contiguous interval values corresponding to correct data, and configured to generate a plurality of estimates for said plurality of anomalies by employing a plurality of estimation techniques for each of said plurality of different durations and, for said each of said plurality of different durations, configured to select a corresponding one of said plurality of estimation techniques for subsequent employment when performing VEE of subsequent energy consumption data associated with said each of said plurality of different durations for said corresponding one of said one or more interval based energy consumption streams; and
a global model module, configured to receive said weather-normalized baseline energy consumption data and post VEE readings data, and wherein said global model module develops an energy consumption model based on said weather-normalized baseline energy consumption data and said post VEE readings data, and wherein said global model module controls overall energy consumption within said facility based on said energy consumption model by scheduling run times of one or more building elements.

US Pat. No. 10,170,869

VERY HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM WITH IMPEDANCE CONTROL IN MATING REGION

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An interconnection system comprising a connector, the connector comprising:a plurality of signal conductors, each signal conductor of the plurality of signal conductors comprising a contact tail adapted to be attached to a printed circuit board, a mating contact portion, and an intermediate portion electrically coupling the contact tail and the mating contact portion; and
at least one first reference conductor surrounding, on at least two sides, the mating contact portion of at least one signal conductor of the plurality of signal conductors, and at least one second reference conductor adapted to engage with the at least one first reference conductor to capture the at least one signal conductor therebetween,
wherein the at least one first reference conductor and the at least one second reference conductor extend along a mating direction beyond a distal end of the mating contact portion of the at least one signal conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,170,804

MONITORING DEVICE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY, BATTERY PACK, AND VEHICLE

GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LT...

1. A monitoring device for a secondary battery, the monitoring device comprising:a controller configured to:
detect whether a use state of the secondary battery is in a first use state or a second use state;
set a first protection condition for the secondary battery, when the controller detects that the secondary battery is in the first use state;
set a second protection condition for the secondary battery, when the controller detects that the secondary battery is in the second use state;
notify, in a case that the first protection condition is set for the secondary battery, a vehicle electronic control unit (ECU) that a condition for interrupting is established, if a voltage or a state of chare (SOC) of the secondary battery reaches a first upper limit value or reaches a first lower limit value, and after a prescribed time, send an interruption command to a current interruption device for interrupting energization of the secondary battery; and
send, in a case that the second protection condition is set for the secondary battery, an interruption command to the current interruption device for interrupting the energization of the secondary battery, if the voltage or the SOC of the secondary battery reaches a second upper limit value or reaches a second lower limit value,
wherein the fit upper limit value is lower than the second upper limit value,
wherein the first lower limit value is higher than the second lower limit value,
wherein the first use state relates to a case where the secondary battery is used in a vehicle during a running or during a running preparation, and
wherein the second use state relates to a case where the secondary battery is used in the vehicle other than the first use state.

US Pat. No. 10,170,798

MODERATE TEMPERATURE SODIUM BATTERY

FIELD UPGRADING USA, INC....

1. A cell comprising:a negative electrode compartment housing a negative electrode material, wherein the negative electrode material comprises at least one of a liquid sodium metal and a liquid lithium metal that is oxidized during discharge of the cell;
a positive electrode compartment;
a polar solvent within the positive electrode compartment;
a liquid positive electrode active material within the positive electrode compartment that is reduced during discharge of the cell, wherein the liquid positive electrode active material has a specific gravity greater than the polar solvent such that an interface exists between the liquid positive electrode active material and the polar solvent, wherein the liquid positive electrode active material comprises at least one of elemental sulfur and iodine;
an ion-conductive membrane comprising at least one of NaSICON and LiSICON separator separating the negative electrode compartment from the positive electrode compartment; and
a positive electrode current collector configured to provide electrical contact to the interface between the liquid positive electrode active material and the polar solvent, wherein the interface between the liquid positive electrode active material and the polar solvent moves with respect to the positive electrode current collector as the cell charges or discharges;
wherein the cell is a galvanic cell.

US Pat. No. 10,170,781

SHUTDOWN AND STORAGE METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM AT BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES

Daimler AG, Stuttgart (D...

1. A keep-warm method for shutting down and storing a fuel cell system at below freezing temperatures, the fuel cell system prior to shutting down comprising a fuel cell stack that is producing power and an energy supply for heating the fuel cell stack, the method comprising:stopping power production from the fuel cell stack;
monitoring the amount of energy remaining in the energy supply, wherein the energy supply is selected from the amount of fuel available for producing power in the fuel cell stack and the amount of electricity in a battery for operating an electric heater;
monitoring the temperature of the fuel cell stack;
specifying an amount of energy necessary to perform a final warming operation;
performing, when the temperature of the fuel cell stack drops to a normal threshold temperature, an initial warming operation to keep the fuel cell system above the normal threshold temperature, said warming operation selected from the group consisting of producing power from said fuel cell stack and heating the fuel cell stack with said electric heater;
subsequently performing, each time the fuel cell system temperature drops to the normal threshold temperature, a predetermined warming operation to keep the fuel cell system above the normal threshold temperature, so long as the amount of energy remaining exceeds a minimum amount, said minimum amount being that amount adequate to perform a final warming operation;
and
in the event the stack temperature falls to the normal threshold temperature and the amount of energy remaining is less than or equal to the minimum amount, performing a final warming operation;
wherein the final warming operation differs from the predetermined warming operation.

US Pat. No. 10,170,777

COOLING WATER DIRECT INJECTION TYPE FUEL CELL

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A cooling water direct injection type fuel cell, comprising:an air-side separator having an air channel through which air flows, and a cooling water inlet aperture formed on an introduction portion of the air channel; and
a hydrogen-side separator joined with the air-side separator and having a protrusion inserted into the cooling water inlet aperture, the protrusion having a diameter less than a diameter of the cooling water inlet aperture to form a gap between an outer circumferential surface of the protrusion and an inner circumferential surface of the cooling water inlet aperture,
wherein the cooling water is drawn into a space between adjacent surfaces of the air-side separator and the hydrogen-side separator and is discharged through the gap between the protrusion and the cooling water inlet aperture, and is mixed with introduced air, and is then drawn into the air channel.

US Pat. No. 10,170,597

METHOD FOR FORMING FLASH MEMORY UNIT

Integrated Silicon Soluti...

1. A method for forming flash memory units, each of the flash memory units comprising a select gate PMOS transistor and a control gate PMOS transistor, the method comprising the steps of:providing a P-type substrate and forming an N-type well in the P-type substrate, wherein the N-type well comprises a plurality of flash memory unit areas each comprising a select gate PMOS transistor area and a control gate PMOS transistor area;
forming a channel area, a gate oxide layer, an N-type floating gate and an insulating layer sequentially for the select gate PMOS transistor and the control gate PMOS transistor in the flash memory unit area;
etching a part or all of the insulating layer in the select gate PMOS transistor area, and forming a logic gate on the etched insulating layer in the flash memory unit area;
implanting P-type impurities into the logic gate in the flash memory unit area, wherein a doping concentration of the logic gate is larger than a doping concentration of the N-type floating gate;
separating the logic gate in the select gate PMOS transistor area from the logic gate in the control gate PMOS transistor area by etching;
diffusing the P-type impurities in the logic gate in the select gate PMOS transistor area to the N-type floating gate in the select gate PMOS transistor area using a heating process, such that the N-type floating gate in the select gate PMOS transistor area changes to a P-type floating gate; and
forming electrodes for the select gate PMOS transistor and the control gate PMOS transistor.

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. 10,170,285

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. 10,170,228

MAGNETIC APPARATUS

NATIONAL SYNCHROTRON RADI...

1. A magnetic apparatus, including:a first conductive feature configured to generate a first magnetic field, the first conductive feature including:
a first leg;
a second leg separate from the first leg; and
a first frame configured to connect the first leg to the second leg; and
a second conductive feature configured to generate a second magnetic field, wherein a direction of the second magnetic field is different from that of the first magnetic field, the first conductive feature and the second conductive feature, electrically isolated from each other, are configured to direct an electron having an energy ranging from 50 to 250 MeV, and the second conductive feature includes:
a third leg;
a fourth leg separate from the third leg; and
a second frame configured to connect the third leg to the fourth leg, wherein the first leg, the second leg, the third leg and the fourth leg together define a first space,
wherein the electron penetrates the first space and is redirected in the first space,
wherein the first conductive feature is configured to conduct a current, the current flowing from the first leg to the second leg,
wherein each of the first conductive feature and the second conductive feature is configured to conduct a current the first conductive feature generates the first magnetic field in response to the current, and the second conductive feature generates the second magnetic field in response to the current, and
wherein the current is in a half-sinewave form.

US Pat. No. 10,170,023

TRANSPARENT ELECTRONIC DISPLAY BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

G-SMATT CO., LTD., Gyeon...

1. A transparent electronic display board, comprising:a pair of transparent plates spaced apart from each other and bonded to each other by transparent resin charged into a space between the transparent plates;
light emitting elements fastened to one of the pair of the transparent plates, each of the light emitting elements comprising a single cathode electrode and anode electrodes comprised of a first anode electrode, a second anode electrode and a third anode electrode, the light emitting elements arranged in horizontal directions and vertical directions;
transparent electrodes formed on said one of the pair of the transparent plates, the transparent electrodes comprising anode connection electrodes connected to the anode electrodes and a single common cathode connection electrode connected in common to all of the cathode electrodes in the transparent electronic display board;
transparent conductive tape adhered to each of the transparent electrodes on one edge of the transparent plate, the transparent conductive tape supplying power to the corresponding transparent electrode, wherein all the transparent conductive tapes to supply the power to the transparent electrodes are positioned on the same edge of the transparent plate;
connection terminals extending from the one edge of the transparent plate, the connection terminals being connected to the corresponding transparent conductive tape;
wherein the anode connection electrodes comprise:
first anode connection electrodes each arranged in each horizontal direction, each first anode connection electrode having a plurality of first extensions each protruding from said each first anode connection electrode in a vertical direction, each first extension connected to each of the first anode electrodes arranged in each horizontal direction;
third anode connection electrodes each arranged in each horizontal direction, each third anode connection electrode having a plurality of second extensions each protruding from said third anode connection electrode in a vertical direction, each second extension connected to each of the third anode electrodes arranged in each horizontal direction, wherein an end-side of the first extension connected to the first anode electrode in each light emitting element is spaced apart from and faces an end-side of the second extension connected to the third anode electrode in said each light emitting element; and
second anode connection electrodes each connected to the second anode electrodes arranged in each horizontal direction, wherein the second anode connection electrode in each horizontal direction is positioned spaced apart from and between the end-sides of the first extensions in said each horizontal direction and the end-sides of the second extensions in said each horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,169,928

APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING DATA TO A HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP SIMULATOR

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. An apparatus for providing real-time data for testing a circuit for an automotive vehicle system, the apparatus comprising:a test vehicle having at least one sensor which generates a sensor output signal representative of a condition of the vehicle;
a wireless transmitter contained on the test vehicle which receives the sensor output signal and transmits the sensor output signal to a computer network as sensor data from the test vehicle;
a simulator data server which receives, from the computer network, the sensor data from the test vehicle; and
a hardware-in-the-loop simulator comprising at least one circuit under test and a hardware-in-the-loop interface associated with the circuit under test,
the hardware-in-the-loop interface comprising a processor that receives, from the simulator data server, the sensor data from the test vehicle, the hardware-in-the-loop interface further comprising a test interface that enables the processor to communicate with the circuit under test,
wherein the processor is programmed to execute a simulation model of the automotive vehicle system using the sensor data from the test vehicle and circuit data received from the circuit under test, and provide simulation results to the circuit under test via the test interface to enable the circuit under test to process the simulation results to provide new circuit data to the processor via the test interface.

US Pat. No. 10,169,859

IMAGE INSPECTION DEVICE AND METHOD

NOPORVIS CO., LTD., Kaoh...

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

US Pat. No. 10,169,799

DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTED RESULTS FOR SEARCH INTERFACE

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,169,694

OVERLAPPING ANTENNA ARRAYS FOR GAMING

Magnet Consulting, Inc., ...

1. A system for locating gaming tokens on a gaming table, comprising:a first set of antennas oriented in a first direction, wherein the first set of antennas defines a betting area of the gaming table;
a second set of antennas oriented in a second direction that differs from the first direction, wherein the first set and the second set are overlapping; and
a control circuit, coupled to the first and second sets, that is configured to selectively energize the first and second sets, that is configured to receive a first plurality of signal strengths resulting from detecting a radio frequency identification (RFID) gaming token in the betting area according to the first set being selectively energized, that is configured to receive a second plurality of signal strengths resulting from detecting the RFID gaming token in the betting area according to the second set being selectively energized, and that is configured to determine a location of the RFID gaming token in the betting area by comparing the first plurality of signal strengths and the second plurality of signal strengths.

US Pat. No. 10,169,447

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MESSAGE THREADING FOR A MULTI-FORMAT, MULTI-PROTOCOL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Entefy Inc., Campbell, C...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising computer executable instructions stored thereon to cause one or more processing units to:obtain a first plurality of messages for a first user, wherein the first plurality of messages comprises:
one or more messages in each of a first plurality of formats; and
one or more messages sent or received via each of a first plurality of protocols; and
create one or more associations between one or more of the first plurality of messages, wherein creating the one or more associations comprises:
performing a predictive semantic analysis on the first plurality of messages, wherein performing the predictive semantic analysis comprises:
generating a predictive tag cloud based on at least one word in a first one of the first plurality of messages, wherein the predictive tag cloud comprises a plurality of words predicted to be related to the at least one word; and
creating one or more clusters of messages from the first plurality of messages, wherein creating the one or more clusters of messages comprises:
associating the first one of the first plurality of messages with at least a second one of the first plurality of messages based, at least in part, on the second one of the first plurality of messages containing at least one word from the generated predictive tag cloud,
wherein at least one of the one or more associations is between messages sent or received via two or more different protocols from among the first plurality of protocols, and
wherein at least one of the one or more associations is between messages in two or more different formats from among the first plurality of formats.

US Pat. No. 10,169,375

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

PIXIA CORP., Reston, VA ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,169,362

HIGH-DENSITY COMPRESSION METHOD AND COMPUTING SYSTEM

CROSS COMMERCE MEDIA, INC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,169,354

INDEXING AND SEARCH QUERY PROCESSING

Nook Digital, LLC, New Y...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium having an inverted index structure stored thereon for access by a program configured to execute keyword searches, the inverted index structure comprising:a plurality of content words and bi words extracted from an unstructured text document, the biwords comprising consecutive single word terms;
for each of the content words and bi words, at least one document identifier containing information about an association between the respective content word and a logical section within the unstructured text document containing the content word or bi word;
for each of the document identifiers, at least one position identifier containing first information about the logical section in the unstructured text document containing the content word or bi word and second information about a paragraph in the logical section in the unstructured text document containing the content word or biword, the first information being distinct from the second information; and
for each of the position identifiers, at least one priority bit containing a priority of the content word or biword associated with the position identifier, wherein a higher weight is assigned to word or biword matching at the position identifier with the priority bits set than at another position identifier without the priority bits set.

US Pat. No. 10,169,190

CALL TRACE GENERATION VIA BEHAVIOR COMPUTATION

Lenvio Inc., Manassas, V...

1. A method of statically computing a behavior of a computer program in terms of function call traces, the method comprises:tracking, by one or more computing devices, function calls in a synthetic call trace state variable of a computer program;
extending, by the one or more computing devices, instruction semantics of call instructions with additional semantics by adding a current function call, including one or more of a local function call or an external API call, to an existing call trace represented by the synthetic call trace state variable;
adding, by the one or more computing devices, additional updates to a stack register to instruction semantics of one or more instructions of a single function call to account for function argument cleanup processed by the single function call; and
extracting a computed behavior of the computer program.

US Pat. No. 10,168,996

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A RANDOM BIT SAMPLE

Quantum Numbers Corp., B...

1. A method for generating a random bit sample using a quantum tunneling barrier comprising an insulator sandwiched between two conductors, the method comprising:generating a current of charges tunneling from a first one of the two conductors to a second one of the two conductors and across the insulator, the current of the tunneled charges having an instantaneous level varying randomly due to quantum tunneling fluctuations and forming a raw signal;
from said raw signal, obtaining a raw bit sample having a first hit number n, the first bit number n being an integer;
extracting the randomness out of the raw bit sample into the random bit sample, the random bit sample having a second bit number m being smaller than the first bit number n, said extracting being based on calibration data comprising at least
a quantum contribution value of said quantum tunneling fluctuations in said raw bit sample; and
an external noise contribution value in said raw bit sample;
wherein said extracting comprises determining said calibration data from variance data indicative of a variance of raw bit samples obtained from said quantum tunneling barrier as function of a voltage at which die quantum tunneling barrier is operated.

US Pat. No. 10,168,959

METADATA-BASED BYPASSING IN A CONTROLLER

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising operations of a processor in a storage controller in a storage system of a computing system having a host and the storage system, the processor operations comprising:receiving by the storage controller of the storage system, a command to perform data processing of data stored within a first storage unit controlled by the storage controller; and
in response to the data processing command:
reading metadata from a storage unit data structure for the first storage unit storing data in data units of the first storage unit;
based upon read metadata, classifying data units of the first storage unit as one of data containing data units and empty data units;
data processing data of at least a portion of the data units classified as data containing data units of the first storage unit; and
bypassing data processing of data units classified as empty data units of the first storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,168,956

CORRECTING OVERLAPPING DATA SETS IN A VOLUME

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer program product for managing data sets assigned tracks in a storage, wherein the computer program product comprises a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, the program instructions executable by a processor to cause operations, the operations comprising:determining whether a track assigned to a data set in a volume is indicated as assigned to another data set;
determining data sets to which the track is assigned in response to determining that the track assigned to the data set is assigned to another data set;
indicating in an overlap table the determined data sets as assigned to the track assigned to the data sets; and
reconstructing the volume such that the track is assigned to only one of the data sets indicated in the overlap table for the track.

US Pat. No. 10,168,726

SELF-ADAPTIVE STARTUP COMPENSATION DEVICE

ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORA...

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

US Pat. No. 10,168,718

DRIVING CONTROLLER CAPABLE OF DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING VOLTAGE AT CONTROL TERMINAL OF TRANSISTOR

WELTREND SEMICONDUCTOR IN...

1. A driving controller configured to drive a transistor, the transistor comprising a first terminal for receiving an operation voltage, a second terminal and a control terminal, the driving controller comprising:a first operation unit comprising a first terminal for receiving a first voltage, a control terminal, and a second terminal coupled to the control terminal of the transistor;
a first adjustment unit coupled to the control terminal of the transistor and configured to increase a voltage at the control terminal of the transistor;
a second adjustment unit coupled to the control terminal of the transistor and configured to decrease the voltage at the control terminal of the transistor;
a first comparator comprising a first terminal coupled to the first terminal of the transistor, a second terminal for receiving a first reference voltage, and an output terminal for outputting a first comparison signal when the operation voltage is equal to the first reference voltage; and
a comparison unit comprising a first terminal coupled to the first terminal of the transistor to receive the operation voltage, and a set of output terminals, wherein the comparison unit is configured to compare the operation voltage and a second reference voltage and compare the operation voltage and a third reference voltage, the set of output terminals outputs a second comparison signal when the operation voltage is equal to the second reference voltage, and the set of output terminals outputs a third comparison signal when the operation voltage is equal to the third reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,168,596

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE MODULATOR

Elenion Technoogies, LLC,...

1. An optical waveguide modulator comprising:an input optical port for receiving input light;
an output optical port for outputting modulated light;
first and second waveguide arms extending optically in parallel between the input and output optical ports to guide the input light from the input port to the output port along two light paths;
a plurality of N modulating subsystems sequentially disposed along the first and second waveguide arms, wherein N?2, each modulating subsystem comprising:
a first pair of electrodes disposed along a length portion of the first waveguide arm so as to be electro-optically coupled thereto, and
a second pair of electrodes disposed along a length portion of the second waveguide arm so as to be electro-optically coupled thereto; and,
a plurality of N electrical drive circuits for individually driving the N modulating subsystems, each of the N electric drive circuits configured to provide a differential drive signal to each of the first and second pairs of electrodes of one of the N modulating sub systems;
wherein the plurality of N electrical drive circuits comprises an equalizing drive circuit configured to drive one of the N modulating subsystems, termed an equalizing subsystem, with a differential drive signal that is inverted relative to at least one other differential drive signal that is provided to at least one other modulating subsystem from the plurality of N modulating subsystems, thereby affecting a modulation of the input light that subtracts from a modulation of the input light by the at least one other modulating subsystem with a relative time delay that is selected so as to at least partially compensate for bandwidth limitations of the optical waveguide modulator.

US Pat. No. 10,168,590

DISPLAY SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display substrate, comprising:a first circuitry element and a second circuitry element in proximity to the first circuitry element, the first circuitry element including a first conductive layer, the second circuitry element including a second conductive layer, and the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer being electrically insulated by an insulating layer; and
an electrostatic releasing element on the insulating layer, including an electrostatic releasing part capable of receiving electrostatic charges, electrically insulated from each of the first and second circuitry elements by the insulating layer, and located adjacent to each of the first and second circuitry elements,
whereby allowing discharge of electrostatic charges to the electrostatic releasing element from at least one of the first and second circuitry elements, so as to prevent direct electrostatic discharge between the first circuitry element and the second circuitry element.

US Pat. No. 10,168,589

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

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

US Pat. No. 10,168,545

OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZER WITH IMPROVED MAGNETIC DISPOSITION

TDK TAIWAN CORP., Yangme...

1. A lens driving device, comprising:a lens holder defining an optical axis;
a first auto-focusing (AF) coil disposed with respect to the lens holder;
an optical image stabilizer (OIS) coil structure having two coils respectively disposed by two sides of the lens holder on a first plane having a normal direction parallel to the optical axis;
two magnets respectively disposed with respect to the respective coils, each of the magnets having a first surface facing the first AF coil and a second surface facing the respective coil, wherein the first surface is perpendicular to the second surface,
wherein the lens driving device has a substantially rectangular shape, and the magnets are only disposed on two adjacent sides of the lens driving device;
a support structure holding the lens holder, wherein the support structure comprises a top plate spring portion and a plurality of suspension wires, and each of the suspension wires is disposed substantially parallel with the optical axis and integrally formed with the top plate spring portion at one end and connected electrically to the circuit structure at the other end; and
a circuit structure connected electrically to the OIS coil structure and taking control thereof;
wherein the suspension wires comprises a first suspension wire, a second suspension wire, a third suspension wire, and a fourth suspension wire sequentially disposed at four corners of the substantially rectangular shape, the magnets are respectively disposed between the first suspension wire and the second suspension wire, between the second suspension wire and the third suspension wire, and no magnet is disposed between the first suspension wire and the fourth suspension wire,
wherein at least one of the two magnets and the first AF coil cooperate to drive the lens holder along the optical axis, and
each of the two magnets and the OIS coil structure cooperate to drive the lens holder along a direction perpendicular to the optical axis.

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. 10,168,401

RADIO-FREQUENCY COIL ASSEMBLY FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING H...

1. A radio frequency (RF) coil assembly, comprising: one or more coil elements arranged on a shell, a cable connector electrically connected to the coil elements, and a rotational device, the cable connector including a cable and a connector, the cable having a number of inner wires enclosed with an outer insulative jacket, and the cable having a first end connected to the connector and a second end connected to the shell via the rotational device.

US Pat. No. 10,168,336

QUINONE METHIDE ANALOG SIGNAL AMPLIFICATION

Ventana Medical Systems, ...

1. A compound, having a formulaor a salt or solvate thereof, wherein:Z is O, S or NRa, and R1 is selected from the group consisting of phosphate, phosphodiester, amide, nitro, urea, sulfate, methyl, ester, alpha-glucose, beta-glucose, beta-lactam, alpha-galactose, beta-galactose, alpha-lactose, beta-lactose, alpha-glucuronic acid, and beta-glucuronic acid;
or ZR1 is —OP(O)(OH)2, NO2, —NHC(O)R, —OC(O)CH3, —OC(O)CH2CH3, —NHC(O)NH2, —OS(O)2OH, OCH3 or a salt thereof;
R8 is —C(LG)(R5)(R3R4), —R3R4 or —C(LG)(R5)(R6);
R9, R11 and R12 are each independently hydrogen, halo, cyano, aliphatic, alkoxy, NO2, N(Rc)2, aryl, haloalkyl, —C(O)alkyl, —C(S)alkyl, —C(O)OH, —C(O)Oalkyl, —C(O)NHRc, —C(O)N(Rc)2, —R3R4 or two adjacent groups together form an aliphatic ring or aryl ring;
R10 is hydrogen, halo, cyano, aliphatic, alkoxy, NO2, N(Rc)2, aryl, haloalkyl, —C(O)alkyl, —C(S)alkyl, —C(O)OH, —C(O)Oalkyl, —C(O)NHRc, —C(O)N(Rc)2, —R3R4, —C(LG)(R5)(R6) or with one of R9 or R11 form an aliphatic ring or aryl ring;
each LG is independently a halide, alkoxy, carboxylate, inorganic ester, thiolate, amine, carboxylate, azide, sulfate ester, aryloxy, phenoxide or —N(Rb)3+ where each Rb is independently hydrogen or a lower alkyl or two Rb moieties together form a heteroaliphatic ring or ZR1 and LG together form a phosphodiester;
each R3 is independently —(CH2)nNH—, —O(CH2)nNH—, —N(H)C(O)(CH2)nNH—, —C(O)N(H)(CH2)nNH—, —(CH2)nO—, —O(CH2)nO—, —O(CH2CH2O)n—, —N(H)C(O)(CH2)nO—, —C(O)N(H)(CH2)nO—, —C(O)N(H)(CH2CH2O)n—, —(CH2)nS—, —O(CH2)nS—, —N(H)C(O)(CH2)nS—, —C(O)N(H)(CH2)nS—, —(CH2)nNH—, —C(O)N(H)(CH2CH2O)nCH2CH2NH, —C(O)(CH2CH2O)nCH2CH2NH—, —C(O)N(H)(CH2)nNHC(O)CH(CH3)(CH2)nNH— or —N(H)(CH2)nNH—, where each n independently is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12;
each R4 is independently a chromogen, a fluorophore, a luminophore, or a hapten;
each R5 is independently hydrogen, halo, cyano, lower alkyl, lower haloalkyl, —C(O)alkyl, —C(S)alkyl, —C(O)OH, —C(O)Oalkyl, —C(O)NHRc or —C(O)N(Rc)2;
each R6 is independently hydrogen, halo, cyano, lower alkyl, lower haloalkyl, —C(O)alkyl, —C(S)alkyl, —C(O)OH, —C(O)Oalkyl, —C(O)NHRc or —C(O)N(Rc)2;
Ra is hydrogen or aliphatic;
each Rc independently is hydrogen, aryl, aliphatic or heteroaliphatic, or two Rc moieties together form a heteroaliphatic ring;
at least one of R8 and R10 comprises LG, and at least one of R8 and R10 comprises R3R4; and
if LG is halide, then R5 and R6 are not halide.

US Pat. No. 10,168,116

SELF-RELEASING MAGAZINE AND FOLLOWER ASSEMBLY THEREOF FOR FIREARMS

Strike Industries, Inc., ...

1. A magazine follower assembly implementable in a magazine of a firearm, comprising:a casing; and
a self-releasing actuator received in the casing,
wherein, when in use, the magazine follower assembly generally moves along a first axis with respect to the casing between a first position in the magazine when the magazine is fully loaded and a second position in the magazine when the magazine contains no ammunition cartridge, and
wherein, when the magazine follower assembly is at the second position in the magazine, the self-releasing actuator is configured to actuate a magazine release mechanism of the firearm to disengage the magazine from the firearm so that the magazine is detachable from the firearm.

US Pat. No. 10,167,992

DOME CAMERA MECHANISM

Avigilon Corporation, Va...

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

US Pat. No. 10,167,569

HEXAGONAL DIAMOND BULK SINTERED BODY AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A method of manufacturing a bulk sintered body of pure single-phase hexagonal diamond, wherein highly oriented and highly crystallized graphite having a mosaic spread of 5° or less kept at a temperature ranging from 1000 to 1500° C. and at a pressure of at least 21 GPa for a time period ranging from 1 to 60 min.

US Pat. No. 10,167,159

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TRANSPORTING WEBS OF MATERIAL

Curt G. Joa, Inc., Shebo...

1. A system comprising:a conveyor comprising a material surface for moving a web material along a transfer path;
a plurality of holes formed through the material surface, the plurality of holes in fluid communication with a cavity;
a fan plate for drawing air out of the cavity to cause air to flow through the holes and into the cavity, the fan plate being oriented substantially perpendicular to the conveyor;
wherein the fan plate is driven by the conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,166,936

DAMPING MATERIAL

Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd...

1. A damping material to be attached to a vibration-suppression-target member, the damping material comprising:a mass body containing section in which a hollow section is formed for containing a mass body; and
a gripping section for fixing the damping material to the vibration-suppression-target member by pinching the vibration-suppression-target member,
the mass body containing section and the gripping section each being made of an elastic material, and
the mass body being inserted into the hollow section.

US Pat. No. 10,166,738

FLYING SPLICE TAPE WITH RESIDUE-FREE FASTENER FOR WOVEN AND NONWOVEN FIBROUS MATERIALS

TESA SE, Norderstedt (DE...

1. A method of providing a flying splice on a fibrous material, the method comprising:providing an adhesive tape comprising:
an adhesive layer,
a backing adjacent to the adhesive layer, and
a non-adhesive mechanical fastener;
contacting the adhesive layer to a leading edge of a top winding of a first roll of the fibrous material;
fastening the non-adhesive mechanical fastener to a second from the top winding of the first roll of the fibrous material;
contacting the adhesive layer with an unwinding second roll of the fibrous material without stopping or slowing the unwinding of the second roll of the fibrous material; and
releasing the non-adhesive mechanical fastener from the second from the top winding of the first roll of the fibrous material; wherein the released non-adhesive mechanical fastener does not leave a residue on the second from the top winding of the first roll of the fibrous material.

US Pat. No. 10,166,609

SELF-LOCKING DRILL CHUCK

ZHEJIANG SANOU MACHINERY ...

1. A self-locking drill chuck, comprising a drill body, a nut, a clamping jaw, a self-locking structure, and a rotating sleeve, wherein the rotating sleeve is provided with a convex leaf spring fixed to the rotating sleeve at both ends, the nut or a ring fixedly connected with the nut is provided with a first groove and a second groove matching with a convex portion of the convex leaf spring, the drill chuck in a self-locking state when the convex portion of the convex leaf spring is in the first groove, and the drill chuck in an unlock state when the convex portion of the convex leaf spring is in the second groove;the self-locking structure comprises a ring tooth on the drill body and a rotatable locking block arranged on the nut or ring fixedly connected to the nut, the nut or ring fixedly connected to the nut is provided with a leaf spring, the rotating sleeve is provided with a first part compressing the leaf spring and a second part compressing the locking block, and by compressing the leaf spring via the first part, the leaf spring compresses and rotates the locking block, the drill chuck enters the self-locking state when the locking block engages with the teeth on the drill body, and through compressing the locking block by the second part, the locking block reverses to break away from the tooth, a gap between the rotating sleeve and the tooth is provided with for lifting the locking block out of the tooth.

US Pat. No. 10,166,563

PUMP SYSTEMS, PUMP ENGINES, AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Silgan Dispensing Systems...

1. A pump system, comprising:a closure;
an accumulator, comprising:
a first opening at one end of the accumulator;
a second opening at an end opposite the first opening;
a valve seat positioned on an interior of the accumulator between the first opening and the second opening;
a product chamber between the valve seat and the second opening;
a retaining ring circumscribing the second opening and projecting outward therefrom;
a valve seated in the valve seat;
a piston seal seated in the product chamber of the accumulator, the piston seal comprising:
a central portion;
a piston seal opening through the central portion;
an output cylinder, comprising:
a base wall;
a cylindrical wall extending off of upward from the base wall and defining a cavity;
an output stop within the cavity, said output stop being arranged to define an output volume, wherein the output stop is disposed vertically above the base wall;
a plug seal wall extending off of the base wall in a direction opposite the cylindrical wall;
a latch wall extending off of the base wall in the same direction as the plug seal wall, the latch wall received in snap-fit engagement with the retaining ring of the accumulator;
a piston stem, comprising:
a fluid lock at one end of the piston stem;
an output opening at an end opposite the fluid lock;
at least one input opening adjacent the fluid lock;
a piston stem flange extending outward from an exterior wall of the piston stem;
wherein a portion of the piston stem and the piston stem flange are positioned within the cavity of the output cylinder, the output opening of the piston stem is outside of the output cylinder, a portion of the piston stem extends through the piston seal opening, the fluid lock is on a side of the piston seal opposite the output cylinder, and the accumulator retaining ring is seated between the plug seal wall and the latch wall of the output cylinder;
said piston stem flange engaging with said output stop to generate said output volume.

US Pat. No. 10,166,351

ENHANCED SYSTEMS, PROCESSES AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING INTRANASAL TREATMENT OF A PATIENT AND PRODUCTS THEREBY

Dolor Technologies, LLC, ...

1. An apparatus facilitating intranasal treatment of a patient's sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess, the apparatus comprising:a sheath hub comprising a tapered distal end portion, the sheath hub having an exterior surface opposing an interior surface, wherein the exterior surface defines a diameter of the sheath hub, and wherein the interior surface defines a catheter hub receiving space;
a catheter hub positioned longitudinally adjacent to the sheath hub and partially received within the catheter hub receiving space of the sheath hub, the catheter hub comprising a manipulation portion, an insertion portion and a coupling portion collectively forming a unitary body of the catheter hub, wherein:
(i) the manipulation portion has an increased diameter with respect to both the coupling portion and the insertion portion, the manipulation portion is located between the coupling portion and the insertion portion, the manipulation portion is located externally with respect to the sheath hub, the increased diameter of the manipulation portion is the same as the diameter of the sheath hub, and the manipulation portion defines a stopping surface of the catheter hub for contacting an adjoining end of the adjacent sheath hub to arrest further insertion of the catheter hub within the catheter hub receiving space;
(ii) the insertion portion comprises a lumen, the insertion portion extends from the stopping surface defined by the manipulation portion, and the insertion portion is slideably received within the catheter hub receiving space; and
(iii) the coupling portion comprises a treatment receiving port, the treatment receiving port in fluid communication with the lumen of the insertion portion;
a sheath coupled to and extending from the tapered distal end portion of the sheath hub, and a catheter coupled to and extending from the lumen of the insertion portion of the catheter hub, wherein:
(i) an insertion end of the catheter has an intrinsic curvature specifically adapted to access the sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess between the patient's middle sinus turbinate and superior sinus turbinate for delivering a medication at a posterior of the sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess;
(ii) the sheath straightens the intrinsic curvature of the catheter when the catheter hub is positioned in an extended position;
(iii) the catheter is traversed within the sheath when the insertion portion of the catheter hub is advanced into the catheter hub receiving space of the sheath hub from the extended position;
(iv) the sheath is structurally rigid enough to maintain the intrinsic curvature of the catheter in a straightened form until the insertion end of the catheter exits from a distal end portion of the sheath; and
(v) an outer diameter of the distal end portion of the sheath is tapered and rotationally symmetric around a longitudinal axis of the sheath such that the distal end portion of the sheath slopes to a vertex, the vertex aligning with a beginning of a curve of a tip of the insertion end of the catheter to form a continuous transition between the vertex and the beginning of the curve when the catheter hub is positioned in the extended position; and
an arresting element comprising a flange with a sloped surface extending perpendicularly from a distal end of the insertion portion of the catheter hub, and an engagement element comprising a stopping element with a sloped surface extending perpendicularly from the interior surface defining the catheter hub receiving space, wherein the sloped surface of the stopping element is engaged by the sloped surface of the flange to facilitate insertion of the catheter hub into the catheter hub receiving space, wherein the arresting element continuously engages the engagement element when the catheter hub is received in the catheter hub receiving space and repositioned along a longitudinal axis of the sheath hub, and wherein engagement between the arresting element and the engagement element prevents rotation of the sheath hub with respect to the catheter hub.

US Pat. No. 10,166,322

GAIN IN SEPARATION PROCESSES WITH CONTROL LOOP

Terumo BCT, Inc., Lakewo...

1. A method of separating components from whole blood, the method comprising:receiving, by at least one processor, a first data related to a first platelet concentration in a first whole blood;
separating, with a separator, the first whole blood into at least a first buffy coat and first red blood cells;
determining, by the at least one processor, a first gain based on the first data related to the first platelet concentration;
using the first gain in controlling a position of an interface between the first buffy coat and the first red blood cells by using the first gain when changing a speed of a pump that pumps one or more of the first buffy coat and the first red blood cells;
receiving, by the at least one processor, a second data related to a second platelet concentration in a second whole blood, wherein the second platelet concentration is different from the first platelet concentration;
separating, with the separator, the second whole blood into a second buffy coat and second red blood cells;
determining, by the at least one processor, a second gain based on the second data related to the second platelet concentration, wherein the second gain is different from the first gain; and
using the second gain in controlling a position of an interface between the second buffy coat and the second red blood cells by using the second gain when changing a speed of the pump that pumps one or more of the second buffy coat and the second red blood cells.

US Pat. No. 10,166,319

IMPLANTABLE PUMP SYSTEM HAVING A COAXIAL VENTRICULAR CANNULA

CorWave SA, Clichy (FR)

1. An implantable cardiovascular pump system comprising,a housing configured to be implanted in or coupled to a patient's heart;
a pump assembly disposed within the housing, the pump assembly comprising an actuator assembly coupled to a circumference of a vibrating membrane, the vibrating membrane unsupported other than at the circumference;
an outflow cannula in fluid communication with the pump assembly, the outflow cannula having an inlet and an outlet; and
an inflow cannula in fluid communication with the pump assembly, the inflow cannula having an inlet and an outlet disposed within the patient's heart,
wherein the actuator assembly is configured to cause the vibrating membrane to vibrate to transfer blood from the inlet of the inflow cannula through the housing around the actuator assembly and out the outlet of the outflow cannula, and wherein the outflow cannula is disposed coaxially within the outlet of the inflow cannula.

US Pat. No. 10,166,162

INCUBATOR

ATOM MEDICAL CORPORATION,...

1. An incubator comprising:an incubator base configured to support a bed base;
a peripheral frame configured to form a side closure of an infant accommodation space, the peripheral frame comprising a first wall portion, a second wall portion, a third wall portion, and a fourth wall portion all attached to the incubator base so as to surround the infant accommodation space;
a top hood configured to define an upper closure of the infant accommodation space, the top hood being detachably attached to at least one of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions;
a first latch mechanism operable to attach and detach the top hood to and from the at least one of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions, wherein the top hood is detachable from the peripheral frame by unlatching the first latch mechanism and releasing the top hood from the first latch mechanism;
second, third, fourth and fifth latch mechanisms provided, respectively, to the first wall portion, the second wall portion, the third wall portion, and the fourth wall portion to attach and detach the first, second, third and fourth wall portions to and from the incubator base, wherein each of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions is detachable from the incubator base by unlatching a corresponding latch mechanism of the second latch mechanism, the third latch mechanism, the fourth latch mechanism, and the fifth latch mechanism, and releasing the respective wall portions from the incubator base; and
a movable joint provided, respectively, to at least two of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions to render the at least two of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions to be movable wall portions, which are movable with respect to the incubator base, while the movable wall portions are attached to the incubator base, whereas a rest of the at least two of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions is devoid of the movable joint to render the rest of the at least two of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions to be an immovable wall portion, which is kept from moving with respect to the incubator base while the immovable wall portion is attached to the incubator base.

US Pat. No. 10,166,154

SHAPED NON-WOVEN FABRIC FOR ABSORBENT ARTICLE, ABSORBENT ARTICLE INCLUDING SAID SHAPED NON-WOVEN FABRIC, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAID SHAPED NON-WOVEN FABRIC

UNICHARM CORPORATION, Eh...

1. A nonwoven fabric which is shaped to be used for an absorbent article, including a first surface, a second surface which is positioned on an opposite side of the first surface, and a thickness direction, and being used in a state in which the second surface faces a configuration member of the absorbent article, whereinthe nonwoven fabric includes a thermoplastic resin fiber,
the nonwoven fabric includes a plurality of recessed portions each having an aperture portion on the first surface and each being dented toward a second surface side, and a plurality of penetration holes each being provided in a region other than the recessed portions and each penetrating through from the first surface to the second surface,
each of the plurality of recessed portions includes a circumferential wall portion which extends in the thickness direction from an edge of the aperture portion toward the second surface side, and a bottom portion which is connected to an edge of the circumferential wall portion, the edge of the circumferential wall portion being positioned on an opposite side of the aperture portion,
at least a part of the plurality of recessed portions includes a hole portion which penetrates through the circumferential wall portion from the first surface to the second surface, in the circumferential wall portion
a partially ruptured portion which is formed by a part of the nonwoven fabric and a part of which being connected to the nonwoven fabric, is dented toward the second surface side, in each of the plurality of penetration holes,
the nonwoven fabric includes a plurality of fusion portions in which the thermoplastic resin fiber is fused, in the region other than the plurality of recessed portions, and
an end portion of the partially ruptured portion includes a part of the plurality of fusion portions, at least in a part of the plurality of penetration holes.

US Pat. No. 10,166,147

ABSORBENT ARTICLE FOR APPLICATION TO HUMAN OR ANIMAL SKIN SURFACES

BSN medical GmbH, Hambur...

1. A method for in depth-cleansing of a wound, the method comprising:providing an absorbent article that comprises
an inner layer in the form of a mat, which consists essentially of a mixture of strongly osmotically active substances, namely superabsorbent polymers in the form of superabsorbent particles, and substances that are osmotically comparatively weaker than the strongly osmotically active substances or are osmotically inactive, wherein more than 40% by weight of the inner layer consists of said superabsorbent polymers, and
an outer covering comprising two cover layers which are liquid-permeable and which are joined together to form a pocket within which the inner layer is located, said inner layer being freely movable within the pocket; and
placing the absorbent article on the wound such that the inner layer is in sufficient proximity to the wound to establish an osmotic pressure via which wound fluids, namely endogenous wound exudate, are removed from the wound in a direction of flow to a skin surface and absorbed into the absorbent article such that hyperhydration is reduced both in a surface region and in a tissue depth of the wound.

US Pat. No. 10,166,143

VERSATILE LIGHT-GUIDED OPHTHALMIC TREATMENT SYSTEM

IP LIBERTY VISION CORPORA...

1. A light-guided, ophthalmic-treatment device comprising:an ophthalmic treatment wand having a body made of light transmissive material, said ophthalmic treatment wand having a distal end;
a therapeutic applicator held at the distal end of the ophthalmic treatment wand; and
a plurality of emission ports at least partially circumscribing the therapeutic applicator;
wherein said ophthalmic treatment wand is configured to propagate light through the body to the plurality of emission ports.

US Pat. No. 10,166,082

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A ROBOTIC WRIST

VERB SURGICAL INC., Moun...

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

US Pat. No. 10,165,958

METHOD FOR DETECTING POSITION OF SIGNAL SOURCE IN LIVING BODY, AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING POSITION OF SIGNAL SOURCE IN LIVING BODY

TORAY ENGINEERING CO., LT...

7. A device for detecting a position of a signal source in a living body, based on voltages generated at a set of electrodes arranged on a surface of the living body, the device comprising:at least three electrodes forming the set of electrodes and being arrangeable on the surface of the living body;
a connector alternately connecting a first external resistance and a second external resistance in parallel between the set of electrodes and a ground potential;
a measurer measuring, in a state where the set of electrodes has been arranged on the surface of the living body, first voltages Vi (i=1, 2, 3) which are generated at the respective electrodes when the connector connects the first external resistance in parallel between the set of electrodes and the ground potential, and second voltages V?i (i=1, 2, 3) which are generated at the respective electrodes when the connector connects the second external resistance in parallel between the set of electrodes and the ground potential; and
a detector calculating three ratios Vi/V?i (i=1, 2, 3) from the first voltages Vi and the second voltages and detecting the position of the signal source in the living body based on the three ratios Vi/V?i (i=1, 2, 3).

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. 10,167,493

METHODS FOR PRODUCING CAROTENOIDS FROM FERMENTATION BY-PRODUCTS

DIREVO Industrial Biotech...

1. A method for extracting a carotenoid for use in animal feed, wherein said method comprises the steps of:a) converting starch containing material to fermentable sugars;
b) fermenting said fermentable sugars with a microorganism;
c) separating a by-product from said fermentation;
d) recovering oil from said by-product;
e) contacting said oil with a solid adsorption material;
f) separating said solid adsorption material from said oil;
g) extracting a carotenoid from said adsorption material using tert butyl methyl ether; and
h) introducing said extracted carotenoid as an ingredient into animal feed.
US Pat. No. 10,167,501

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR QUANTIFICATION OF NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION BY MONITORING IMPEDANCES

AUCKLAND UNISERVICES LIMI...

1. A method for amplifying a target nucleic acid, the method comprising the steps ofa) providing a reaction volume comprising
(i) a first electrode comprising an electrochemically-active conducting polymer,
(ii) a first single-stranded nucleic acid molecule capable of hydridizing to a first portion of a target nucleic acid sequence, wherein the first nucleic acid molecule is covalently attached to the electrochemically-active conducting polymer, and
(iii) a second electrode;
b) providing a reaction mixture to the reaction volume, the reaction mixture comprising
(i) the target nucleic acid,
(ii) a second single-stranded nucleic acid molecule comprising nucleic acid sequence complementary to a second portion of the target nucleic acid sequence,
(iii) a nucleic acid polymerase,
(iv) ferro-ferricyanide, and
(v) a supply of reagents for a nucleic acid amplification reaction;
c) performing a polymerase chain reaction, and
d) measuring the impedance of the first electrode at least once during the polymerase chain reaction.
US Pat. No. 10,167,524

VIRUS CAUSING RESPIRATORY TRACT ILLNESS IN SUSCEPTIBLE MAMMALS

Erasmus University Medica...

1. A kit for determining the presence of metapneumovirus (MPV) in a mammalian subject, the kit comprising:a DNA probe of at least 10 nucleotides that hybridizes under stringent conditions to a target polynucleotide,
wherein the target polynucleotide is a contiguous portion of a sequence encoding a polypeptide that is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO:8 or the complement of the sequence, and
wherein the DNA probe does not hybridize under stringent conditions to a polynucleotide from avian pneumovirus (APV).
US Pat. No. 10,166,253

POSITIVELY CHARGED CO-POLYMERS FOR USE AS ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS

Region Midtjylland, Vibo...

1. A method for treating, ameliorating, or preventing bacterial infections with Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, or Staphylococcus aureus, said method comprising administration of an effective amount of a composition comprising a glatiramer acetate copolymer to an individual in need thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,172,175

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERWORKING BETWEEN ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first wireless communication interface configured to establish a first connection with another electronic device;
a second wireless communication interface configured to establish a second connection with the other electronic device; and
a processor operatively coupled with the first wireless communication interface and the second wireless communication interface, the processor configured to:
establish, by the first wireless communication interface, the first connection between the electronic device and the other electronic device;
perform a data communication with the other electronic device using the first connection;
obtain an interrupt while performing the data communication with the other electronic device using the first connection;
in response to obtaining the interrupt, determine a profile corresponding to the interrupt, wherein the profile is configured to allocate a system resource to the data communication;
in response to determining the profile, allocate the system resource to the data communication in accordance with the determined profile; and
perform the data communication with the other electronic device using the allocated system resource.

US Pat. No. 10,172,158

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELF-DEFERRAL WITH DOWNLINK AND UPLINK TRANSMISSION OPPORTUNITY SHARING

Telefonaktlebolaget LM Er...

1. A method by a network node for self-deferring transmissions in a multi-carrier network, the method comprising:determining, by a first controller seeking to initiate a carrier sensing procedure in a first cell operating on a first carrier, that a second cell associated with a second controller has initiated a first transmission opportunity after a successful carrier sensing procedure, the first transmission opportunity on a second carrier that is adjacent to the first carrier;
determining, by the first controller associated with the first cell, a first transmission opportunity duration associated with the first transmission opportunity initiated in the second cell;
deferring, by the first controller, the carrier sensing procedure to be performed in the first cell, the carrier sensing procedure deferred by the first transmission opportunity duration associated with the first transmission opportunity initiated in the second cell; and
initiating the carrier sensing procedure in the first cell after the first transmission opportunity duration unless instructed by the second controller.